Die Mercurii, 2 Feb. 1641.
Recusants Arrears, &c.
ORDERED, That Sir Wm. Massam, Sir Edw.
Deering, Mr. Hunt, Mr. Browne, Mr. Corbett, Lord
Ruthyn, Mr. Bond, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir
Tho. Coke, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Jo. Moore, Sir Edw. Partheriche, be added to the Committee for the Arrears of
This Committee is likewise to consider, by what
Means Sir William Wallgrave, formerly complained of
in this House, is put into the Commission of Peace for
the County of Suff; and by whose Procurement Mr.
Sanders, being committed for refusing the Oath of Allegiance, is discharged; and by whose Authority the same
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Offley shall pay Five Pounds
more to the Twenty Pounds, already paid, in full Payment of the Poll-money assessed upon him; and be discharged of any former Order.
Sir Arthur Ingram reports, that he and Sir Gilbert
Gerard, acquainted the Earl of Holland, and the Earl of
Dorsett, with the Desire of this House, to have Mr.
Endimion Porter put out of the Place of Captain of the
Trained Band of St. Martyn's; and that Mr. Cecill,
Second Son to the Earl of Salisbury, may be in his Place.
Coat and Conduct Money.
Ordered, That such Coat and Conduct Money as remaineth in the Hands of Richard Snapp, of Lewes in the
County of Sussex, shall be employed in the providing of
Arms, Ammunition, and Carriages, as the Officers and
Burgesses of that Place shall think fit; it being the Desire
of that Town to employ this Money to the Use aforesaid.
Ordered, That whatsoever County, City, or Borough,
in England or Wales, have given, or shall give their Consent, that such Coat and Conduct Money as remaineth in
the Hands of any Collector, or other Person whatsoever,
shall be employed for the providing of Arms and Ammunition, for the Defence of their several Counties, Cities,
and Boroughs respectively; this House doth approve of
the same, and confirm it accordingly.
Delivery of Carrick fergus to the Scotts.
Sir Wm. Lewis carried up the Commission, for Delivery of the Town and Castle of Carrickfergus unto the
Scotts, according to the Articles of the Treaty, with some
Information against Smyth.
Mr. Whittacre reports from the Committee for Informations, that Mr. Dudley Smyth spake in the King's Presence-chamber, these Words: "That whensoever the
King had accused any Man of Treason, that it was lawful
for any Man to kill him: That he himself might kill
him. That it was lawful for any Man to kill Mr. Pym;
and that he himself might kill him."
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Dudley Smyth
shall be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House.
Proceeding sconcerning Ravenscroft.
Ordered, That the Lord Keeper be moved, by the
Knights of the Shire for the County of Hunt', to put
Mr. Ravenscroft out of the Commission of the Peace for
that County; and that Mr. Onslow Wynch may be put
into the Commission, in his Stead.
The House doth likewise order, that the said Mr.
Ravenscroft be forthwith bailed, upon good Security.
Petition tothe King-Tower, Mi-litia, &c.
Mr. Pym presents, from the Committee of the Lords
and Commons, a Petition, to be presented unto his Majesty, concerning the Putting the Tower of London, and
the Forts, and whole Militia of the Kingdom, into such
Hands as shall be recommended unto his Majesty by
both Houses of Parliament: The which was read; and,
by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto.
Most Gracious Sovereign,
THE present Evils and Calamities wherewith Your
Kingdoms are most miserably intangled, the imminent
Dangers which threatens Your Royal Person, and all
Your People, hath caused us, Your most faithful and
obedient Subjects, the Lords and Commons, in this
present Parliament, with Thankfulness to entertain, and
with all Earnestness of Affection and Endeavour to
pursue, the Gracious Proposition and Direction, which,
not long since, we have received from Your Majesty.
And we have thereupon taken into our most serious Consideration, the Ways and means of securing the Safety
of Your Royal Person; preserving the Honour and Authority of Your Crown; removing all Jealousies betwixt
Your Majesty and Your People; suppressing the Rebellion in Ireland; preventing the Fears and Dangers in
this Kingdom; and the mischievous Designs of those
who are Enemies to the Peace of it.
And that we may, with more Comfort and Security,
accomplish our Duties herein, we most humbly beseech
Your Majesty, that you will be pleased, forthwith, to put
the Tower of London, and all other Forts, and the whole
Militia of the Kingdom, into the Hands of such Persons
as shall be recommended unto Your Majesty by both
Houses of Parliament: Which, they assure themselves,
will be a hopeful Entrance into those Courses, which,
through God's Blessing, shall be effectual for the Removing all Diffidence and Misapprehension betwixt Your
Majesty and Your People; and for establishing and enlarging the Honour, Greatness, and Power of Your
Majesty.Majesty and Royal Posterity; and for the Restoring and
Confirming the Peace and Happiness of your loyal Subjects
in all Your Dominions: And to this of our most necessary Petition, we, in all Humility, expect Your Majesty's
speedy and gracious Answer; the great Distractions and
Distempers of the Kingdom not admitting any Delay.
Sir H. Mildmay, Lord Mounson, Lord Wenman, Lord
Buckhurst, are appointed to attend the Lords with this
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
That the Lords have resolved to adjourn till Friday
Nine of Clock: And have given Power to the Committee
appointed for the Safety of the Kingdom, to sit To-morrow, at Grocers-hall, To-morrow at One of Clock.
Lords to sit.
Sir Hugh Cholmley is appointed to go to the Lords, to
desire their Lordships to sit awhile.
Petition to the King.
Mr. Hampden is appointed to carry up the Petition to
the King, to the Lords; and to acquaint their Lordships,
that this House has assented unto it; and have appointed
a Committee, who are ready to attend his Majesty with
the Committee of the Lords.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to let you know, that
they have adjourned the Bishops Business till Tuesday
next: And have given Power to the Committee that is
appointed to sit To-morrow at London, at Grocers-hall,
to receive his Majesty's Answer to the Petition sent
from both Houses.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Whittlock carried up to the Lords a Letter, presented from a Committee, concerning Hull.
He is likewise to acquaint the Lords, that this House
has appointed their Committees to sit at Merchant
He is likewise to desire the Lords to join with this
House, to move his Majesty, that he will be pleased to
grant a Warrant, for Delivery of Ammunition out of the
Magazine at Hull, for the Use of those Soldiers drawn
into that Town, for the Defence of that Magazine.
Ammunition for Hull.
That the Lords shall be moved to join with this
House, to desire his Majesty, that he will be pleased to
grant forth Warrants for the Delivery of Ammunition
out of the Magazine at Hull, to the Soldiers brought in
thither for the Defence of that Magazine, by Order of
both Houses of Parliament.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to let you know, that,
according to the Desires of this House, they have sat a
Arms, &c. for Munster.
Ordered, That Mr. Greene do speak with the Merchants, that have set to Sea Five Ships for the Defence
of this Kingdom and Ireland, to take into One of their
Ships the Arms and Ammunition designed for Munster;
and transport the same thither.
The House being informed, that some Porters were at
the Door, who desired to present a Petition; they were
called in; and did present an humble Petition.
Then, they being withdrawn, the Petition was read.
Then the Petitioners were again called: And Mr.
Speaker told them, by the Command of the House, that
their Petition was read; and that they do approve of
their Affections to the Commonwealth: And this House
will do all things that may encourage them in their
Duties, and that may easy them from their Grievances.
Town of Hull.
Mr. Whittlock brings Answer, that the Lords did assent
unto the Letter to be sent to Hull: They did agree, that
the King be moved to grant a Warrant for Delivery of
Ammunition out of the Magazine at Hull, for the Use of
those Soldiers drawn into that Town for the Defence of
That the Committee for the Trade between the Two
Kingdoms be revived.
Whereas the House has been informed, that there is a
Ship at Linne, in the County of Norfolk, laden with
Wools, to be transported beyond the Seas; they do
thereupon order and require the Officers of that Port to
make Stay of that Ship and Goods: And do likewise
require the Officers of all other Ports and Creeks, not
to suffer any Wools to be transported, upon any Pretence whatsoever.
Arms at Pomfrett.
Whereas Information has been given, that there are
several Arms left by the Earl of Craford in the Custody
of Tho. Astwick, at Pomfrett; this House doth order,
that the said Tho. Astwick shall deliver their said Arms to
the Mayor of Pomfrett, to be kept in safe Custody, till
this House shall take farther Order therein: And the
House does like well their Care in informing.
Stores for Munster.
Whereas there was Information this Day given, that
the Charge of hiring Waggons for the Conveying of Ten
Lasts of Powder, with Match and Lullets proportionable,
to Mynyard in the West Country, and from thence to be
transported to the Province of Munster, doth amount
unto the Sum of Four hundred and fourteen Pounds; the
House doth hereupon order, that the said Powder,
Match, and Bullet, shall be laid aboard of a Ketch, to be
carried aboard One of the five Ships that is appointed
to be set forth presently to Sea, for the Service of
Ireland, by the Merchants that have contracted with
this House, to be transported into Munster: And the
Committee for the Navy is to take care that this Business
be performed accordingly.
Scotch Forces for Ireland.
Ordered, That Mr. Hampden, Mr. Fines, Sir Philip
Stapilton, and Sir Wm. Armyn, do pay unto the Scotts
Commissioners, Two Months Pay for the Two thousand
Five hundred Men to be sent out of Scotland into
Ireland, from the Eighth of December, to the Eighth
of Feb. instant, according to the List now presented,
amounting unto the Sum of Five thousand Nine hundred
and Seventy-seven Pounds Three Shillings and Fourpence Half-penny, out of the Six thousand Pounds, formerly assigned unto them out of the Monies advanced
by the Merchants Adventurers, by a former Order of
this House, dated * * *
Resolved, upon the Question, That the House shall
adjourn itself till Friday Morning next, at Ten of Clock.
Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed to
sit at Grocers-hall in London, to consider of the Safety
of the Kingdom, shall meet To-morrow, at Nine ..
Clock, at Merchant Taylors-hall in London, with the like
Power as formerly: And also to consider of the Bill of
Four hundred thousand Pounds; and of any other Way
for the present Providing of Monies: And has Power to
receive the King's Answer, if any be sent, to the Petitions
of both Houses, concerning the Forts and Militia of the
Kingdom, and the Members of both Houses; and to
consider thereof; and prepare what they think fit to be
presented to this House thereupon.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Navy do meet
To-morrow Morning at Nine . . Clock, at Merchant
Taylors-hall: And all other Committees now on Foot,
or formerly appointed, to sit at Grocers-hall.
Ordered, That the Nominating of Lieutenant Colonel
Gibbs, to be in this List of the Officers for the Service of
Ireland, now read, shall be respited, till he give further
Satisfaction to this House.
Col. W. Cromwell.
Ordered, That Colonel Wm. Cromwell, nominated in
this List, shall be recommended by this House to the
Lord Lieutenant, to One of Three Colonels Places now
void: And the Lord Lile is desired to acquaint the Lord
Ordered, That Two Companies more, of One hundred
in a Company, shall be added unto the Regiment under
Command of Sir Michael Earneley.
Ordered, That Nicho. Devereux, Esquire, together
with his Petition, be specially recommended to the
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland for a Captain's Place: And
the Lord Lile is desired to acquaint the Lord Lieutenant
herewith, from this House.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the List of the
Foot Officers, now read, shall be assented unto, with
those small Alterations therein made.
The humble Petition of certain Reformado Officers
was read; and nothing done upon it.
The humble Petition of certain Officers of Foot and
Horse, whose Names were annexed to the Petition, and
who, by their Petition did desire Employment in this
Service for Ireland, was this Day read; and ordered to
be referred to the Committee for Irish Affairs.
The House fell into Debate and Consideration of a
Book composed and printed by Sir Edw. Deering; and
did observe unto him divers Passages out of it, which
were laid to his Charge: And, after he had made his
several and respective Answers unto these several
Charges, he was commanded to withdraw:
And then the House fell again into the Consideration of
that Business; and came to this Censure and Resolution;
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Book of Sir
Edw. Dering, intituled, A Collection of Speeches made by
Sir Edw. Dering, Knight and Baronet, in Matter of
Religion, is against the Honour and Privilege of this
House, and scandalous to the House; and shall be
burned, by the Hands of the Common Hangman, in
Westminster, Cheapside, and Smythfield.
Resolved, That Sir Edw. Dering shall be disabled to
sit as a Member of this House, during this Parliament.
Resolved, That Mr. Speaker shall issue forth his Warrant, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery,
for a new Writ for the Election of a Knight to serve for
the County of Kent, in the Room and Place of Sir Edw.
Dering, thus disabled.
Upon the Question, Whether Sir Edw. Dering should
be sent to the Tower;
|The House was divided.
|Sir Edw. Partheriche,
||Tellers for the Noe, 61.
|Sir Wm. Lewis,
||Tellers for the Yea, 85.
|Sir Christ. Wray,
Resolved, That Sir Edw. Dering shall be sent to the
Tower; there to remain during the Pleasure of the House.
Resolved, That this Book of Sir Edw. Dering shall be
burnt on Friday Morning next, at Ten of Clock, according to the Order of the House: And that the
Sheriffs of London and Midd' be required to see the
Execution of this Order.
Sir Edw. Dering was called down; and, kneeling at
the Bar, Mr. Speaker pronounced this Sentence against
his Book and him, accordingly.
Ordered, That it be commended to the Care of the
Committee appointed to sit at Merchant Taylors-hall, to
consider of the Act of Benevolence; and to put it into
such a Way, as that the Kingdom may make Use of it,
for the Supplying of present Monies: And likewise to
consider how Ten thousand Pounds may be raised, and
speedily sent for the present Payment of the Soldiers in
Dublyn: And likewise to consider of the Citizens
Answer to the Proposition for Lending of Monies; and
to reinforce the Desires of this House in that Business.
Ordered, That Sir Philip Stapilton do move the Lord
Admiral to grant Warrants, for Providing of Ships to
transport such Soldiers as are or shall be levied for the
Service of Ireland.
Ordered, That the Lords be moved to join with this
House, to move his Majesty, that Warrant may be
granted to the Master of the Ordnance for the Delivery
of Arms and Ammunition, for Sir Charles Vavasor's
The humble Petition of Colonel Tho. Lunsford Knight,
now Prisoner in the Serjeant's Custody, was this Day
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That he shall be
forthwith bailed, upon such Security as shall be tendered
to the Committee at Merchant Taylors-hall, and by them
be allowed of.
The House doth Adjourn itself till Friday Morning
next, at Ten of Clock.