Die Jovis, ultimo Junii, 1642.
UPON the humble Petition of the Mayor and
others, of the Town and County of Nottingham,
was this Day read; It is Ordered, That the Mayor and
Deputy Lieutenants named in the Petition for that Town
and County, shall have Power to train and exercise in
Arms, as well the Forces of the Town, as all such
Volunteers of the same Town, and of the County adjoining, who shall offer their Assistance; and, in the
Absence of the Lord Lieutenant, to appoint Officers
and Commanders over the same.
Resolved, That the Lords be desired to join in it.
Raising Horse, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Propositions
concerning the Raising of Horse, &c. do sit this Afternoon, to receive the Propositions from the Town of
Watford, concerning their Raising of Horse, and Sending
in of Money or Plate, according to the said Propositions
of the House.
Ordered, That Henry Ireton be nominated to be Captain of the Horse Troop; and Geo. White Captain of
the Foot Company; of the Forces of the Town of Nottingham.
The Mayor of Nottingham, that presented the Petition was called in: And Mr. Speaker was commanded
from the House to acquaint them, "That they have
received the Petition from the County of Nottingham;
and do find in it Expressions of great Affections to the
Service of the Commonwealth; and have taken Order
in it; and do return you Thanks."
Upon Sir Jo. Evelyn's Report from the Committee
appointed to receive the Excuses of the Members absent
at the last Call; it was Resolved, upon the Question,
That Mr. Godolphin, Mr. Erisey, and Mr. Mannaton,
shall be forthwith admitted into the House, and excused
from the Payment of the Mulct of an Hundred Pounds
set upon them for their Absence.
Ordered, That this Business concerning Mr. Amys,
High Collector of the Two first Subsidies in Three Hundreds in the County of Cambridge; who distrained Dr.
Manby for Non-payment of his Assessment, after it was
several times demanded; be referred to the Committee
where Mr. Trenchard has the Chair: And he is to
summon Dr. Manby to shew Reason of his Action.
Arms to Oxfordshire.
Ordered, That Mr. Nath. Fines shall have Power to
send Twenty Head-pieces, Twenty Musquets, and Forty
Pikes, into Oxfordshire.
Mr. Trenchard offered to the House the Preamble to
the general State of the Accounts: Which was read;
and re-committed to Mr. Pym, Mr. Strode, Mr. Trenchard, and Mr. Green.
Mr. Trenchard likewise presented the general State of
the Accounts: And ordered to be printed; and not to
be published, but upon Mr. Trenchard's Warrant and
Allowance: And Mr. Green's Account to be likewise
printed and published upon Mr. Green's Allowance.
And they are to take Order, that Nine thousand of them
be printed for the Service of the House.
Business of Money.
Ordered, That, on Wednesday next, the House shall
take into Consideration the Business of Money; and so
every Wednesday in every Week.
Mr. Trenchard likewise presented a Letter to be sent
into every County, directed to the Commissioners, concerning the Contribution Money; which was read, and
Affairs at Newcastle, &c.
Mr. Whittacres reports, from the Committee appointed
to consider of the Business of Newcastle, That Newcastle
is the Magazine for Fuel, and the Nursery for Shipping:
That the Earl of Newcastle is there, and hath sent out
his Warrants into the County Palatine of Durham,
commanding Six Hundred Foot, and a Hundred Horse,
of the Trained Band of that County, to come into Newcastle: That about Two hundred of them are come in
already: That Three hundred are sent down to the
South Shields, to make Fortifications and Trenches; and
have carried thither Six Piece of Ordnance.
Whereupon the House Resolved, upon the Question,
That a Declaration shall be made, to set forth the Illegality of these Proceedings at Newcastle: And that the
County Palatine of Durham be injoined not to suffer
any of their Trained Bands to go to Newcastle, to be
garisoned there: And that the Town of Newcastle be
required not to permit any of them to be received into
Garison in that Town.
Resolved, &c. That Two of the King's Ships shall be
appointed to lie at the River Mouth of Tyne, for the
Preservation of that Place; and to prevent the Inconveniencies that may happen by the Fort there in
Resolved, &c. That the Lords be moved to join with
this House in these Votes.
Propositions to the King.
Ordered, That, the Conference being ended, the House
do resume the Consideration of the Nineteen Propositions
of both Houses, and his Majesty's Answer unto them.
Sir Philip Stapilton went up to the Lords, to desire a
free Conference, concerning the Commission of Array;
and likewise a Conference concerning some Proceedings
at Newcastle; and carried up the Order for the Monies
to be paid to Colonel Goringe.
Mr. Green reports the Business concerning Landguard
Fort; That they find Six thousand Nine hundred Nineteen Pounds to be due to the Garison there. And it is,
for the present, referred to Mr. Wheeler and Mr. Trenchard, to consider how, forthwith, to satisfy a Thousand
Pounds thereof: for which the Earl of Warwick stands
engaged: And the House will take farther Consideration
hereafter, of the Remainder, what is fit to be done thereupon.
Arrears of Subsidy, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Accounts, to consider of the best and readiest Way for the
Bringing in the Arrears of such Monies as are remaining
in the several Counties, upon the several Acts of Subsidy,
Poll-money, Loan and Contribution Money; and to employ such Persons as they shall think necessary, for the
effectual Putting the same in Execution; and to make Allowances unto them for their Pains: And are to report
to the House their Proceedings herein.
Sir Philip Stapilton brings Answer, That the Lords
agree to a present free Conference concerning the Commission of Array; and to a Conference concerning the
Proceedings at Newcastle; and do agree to the Order for
the Payment of Five thousand and Thirty Pounds to the
Garison at Portesmouth.
Mr. Selden, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Whittacre, Sir Tho. Widdrington, and Mr. Corbett, are appointed Managers of
Warrant to Stevens.
Ordered, That Mr. Stevens shall have Mr. Speaker's
Warrant, for his Son to travel beyond the Seas.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Holles is appointed to carry to the Lords, the
Order and Petition concerning Nottingham; and the Order for disposing the Magazine brought from Hull.
London Common Council, &c.
Resolved, That the Lords be desired to join with this
House, in an Order to require and injoin the Lord Mayor
to call a Common Council, so often as, by the Committee
chosen by the Common Hall, in the City of London, he
shall be desired.
It is this Day Ordered, by the and Commons, That
the Citizens which serve for the City of London, do repair
unto the Lord Mayor; who is hereby required, forthwith,
to call a Common Council, to consider of some convenient
Place or Places, within the City of London and Liberties
thereof, where the Arms and Ammunition brought from
Hull may be, with most Safety, laid up, and reserved, for
such Use and Uses, for the Defence of the King and
Kingdom, as both Houses of Parliament shall hereafter
order and appoint; and the said Common Council is likewise to appoint some fit Persons * * * * * .
Ordered, That the Lords be moved to join with this
House, that That Part of the Magazine of the County
of Nottingham remaining at Newarke, be brought to
Loan from the City.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor be required forthwith
to send his Warrants to the several Companies of London,
that have not paid in their Proportion of Money allotted
them to lend: And that they be required, with all convenient Speed possible, to bring in the same; whereby
the urgent Occasions of Ireland may be supplied.
Money for Ireland.
Upon Mr. Pym's Report from the Commissioners for
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That Fifty thousand
Pound shall be forthwith imprest, upon Account, to Mr.
Loftus, Deputy Treasurer at Wars for Ireland, to be issued
out for the Occasions of Lemster, out of the One hundred
thousand Pounds that is promised to be lent by the City.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Mr.
Tho. Duckett to be a Deputy Lieutenant for the County
of Cambridge; and Mr. Jo. Hammon for the County of
Surry; and * * for the County of Leicester.
Scudamore's Cloaths, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Scudamore shall have delivered unto
him his Wearing Cloaths and Apparel, and One Pad Saddle, which, amongst other things, were stayed, by Order
of this House, at Bell Savage: But the great Saddles and
Pistols are to remain there still in safe Custody.
Ordered, That the great Quantity of Swords informed
to be a making at Mr. South's the Cutler, shall be stayed,
and Mr. South be required to give Account for whose
Use they were made.
Relief of Coleraine.
Ordered, That a Provision of Five hundred Poundsworth of Corn, shall be forthwith made, to be sent into
Ireland, for the Relief of Coleraine.
Hasting's, &c. Impeachment.
Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Perd, Mr. Crue, Mr.
Browne, Sir Ar. Haselrigg, Mr. Glyn, Serjeant Wilde, or
any Three of them, are ordered to draw an Impeachment against Mr. Hastings, and those other Gentlemen
of the County of Leicester, for high Misdemeanors, according to the Information given, concerning their Carriage about the Putting in Execution the Commission of
Array; and likewise to consider of the Business concerning the High Sheriff; and to report the same To-morrow
Morning: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two °..
Clock, in the Court of Wards.
Ordered, That Sir Guy Palmes be injoined to go down
into the County of Rutland, to assist the Lord Lieutenant
of that County to put the Ordinance concerning the Militia in Execution.
Ordered, That the Committee for Yarmouth do meet
this Afternoon, at Two.. Clock, in the Court of Wards.
The Question being put, whether that the Committee
of Privileges shall forthwith examine the Witnesses that
are come up concerning the Return and Election for the
Town of Cockermouth.
The House was divided.
||Tellers for the Yea, 35.
|Sir Patricius Curven,
||Tellers for the Noe, 49.
|Sir George Dalston,
So that the Question passed with the Negative.
Ordered, That the like Instructions as were given for
Lancashire, concerning the Militia, be given for Rutland,
and all other Counties.
Ordered, That the Citizens that serve for the City of
London, do move the Lord Mayor, to give an Account
to the House, what has been done in the Order concerning the Merchant Strangers.
Ordered, That the Nine poor Irish Prisoners in Newgate shall have their Trunks and Apparel that are stayed
by Captain Fortescue at Saltcomb: And they are to have,
for their present Relief, the Money now in the Serjeant's
Propositions to the King.
Ordered, That the Nineteen Propositions of both
Houses, and his Majesty's Answer unto them, shall be
taken into further Consideration To-morrow, the first
Business: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind
Lord Mowbraie's Horses.
Ordered, That the Lords be acquainted To-morrow
Morning, with the Information this Day given to the
House, concerning Twelve Horses of the Lord Mowbraie's, at Greenwich, ready to go to York: And that
the said Horses be stayed in the mean time.
Warrant to Vaux.
Ordered, That a Warrant shall issue forth, under Mr.
Speaker's Hand, for Mr. Vaux, his Wife, and his Two
Servants, with their Baggage, to pass over Sea into
France, provided they carry no prohibited Goods with
Ordered, That a Warrant shall issue forth, under Mr.
Speaker's Hand, to give Power to Mr. Germain Bozin,
to transport Six Horses into France.
Ordered, That Captain Winde, for his personal Entertainment, for his Service in the late Northern Expedition,
be inserted among the Officers appointed to be paid on