Die Veneris, 23 Decembris, 1642.
A MESSAGE from the Lords, by Sir * * * * ;
The Lords desire a Conference, presently, in the
Painted Chamber, by Committees of both Houses, if it
may stand with the Conveniency ......; to impart a
Letter which they have received from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland: And concerning some Carriages in the
Letter Office that concern the Earl of Warwick.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the
House has considered their Lordships Message; and,
being at this Time in Debate of Matters of great Importance, they will send Answer by Messengers of their
Ordinance of Assessment.
The Ordinance for assessing Monies upon the Counties,
&c. upon such as have not contributed, &c. was this Day
read; and, by Vote upon the Question, re-committed
unto Mr. Browne, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Cage, Mr. Whittlock:
And are to meet at such Time and Place as they shall
think fit; and to bring it in on Monday Morning next.
Loans for Western Parts.
An Ordinance for securing such Monies as shall be sent
by well-affected Persons, for the Service of the Western
Parts, was this Day read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the
Lords for their Concurrence, by Sir John Bamfeild.
Persons to attend.
Ordered, That the Commissioners, Comptrollers, Surveyors, Officers, and Under Officers of the Customs, be
summoned to attend the House To-morrow Morning.
Sir John Cordell, Sir George Whitmore, Sir Wm. Acton,
Captain Royden, Mr. Audley of the Court of Wards, Sir
Peter Ricaut, Mr. Kemp, Mr. Cropley, Sir Jo. Geare,
John Trott, Mr. Cage of Lincoln's Inn, Mr. George Long,
Mr. Dan. Harvey, Mr. Eliph. Harvey, Sir Hugh Windham, and Mr. Smyth of Aldermanbury, are to be summoned to attend the House To-morrow Morning.
Arrears of Assessment.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee where
Mr. Trenchard has the Chair, to make Inquiry What
Monies have been paid in by any of the Counties of this
Kingdom, upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand
Pounds; and what Monies are behind upon the said
Act; and to present the same unto this House.
Ordered, That Sir Charles Bowles, sent up out of Lincolnshire, shall be committed to Lambeth House; there
to remain in safe Custody, a Prisoner, till this House do
take further Order.
Ordered, That Francis Barnady, Servant to the Ambassador of the King of Spaine, shall have a Pass to go
Prisoners of War.
Ordered, That those Prisoners that were taken at
Farnham Castle, and are not yet committed shall be
committed to Lambeth House; there to remain in safe
Custody, till this House take further Order.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Hayman and Sir Edward
Partridge do send down into Kent, to the Commissioners
and Collectors of the Four hundred thousand Pounds,
to collect, with all Speed, the Residue of the first Payment, upon that Act: and also to collect all the second
Payment upon that Act: And that no more Time be
Loans for Western Parts.
WHEREAS divers Persons, well affected to the Good
and Safety of this Kingdom, have contributed in Money,
Plate, and Horse, for Suppression of the present Rebel
lion and Insurrection by Papists, Delinquents, or other
Malignant Persons, in the Western Parts, under the
Command of Sir Ralph Hopton, and his Adherents,
Rebels and Traytors; and for the Relief of the good
Subjects there: It is therefore Ordered and Ordained, by
the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament,
That all and every such Person and Persons, as have
already, or shall raise either Money, Plate, or Horse,
for the said Service, shall be satisfied and repaired again
within Six Months, with Interest for the same, out of
the first Monies that shall be levied and raised within
the Counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Wiltes, and
Southampton, and the Counties and Cities of Bristoll and
Exon, and the Town and County of Poole; upon any
Order or Ordinance of One or both Houses of Parliament, or by any other Levies or Collections made or to
be made in the said several and respective Counties and
Places for that End and Purpose. And it is further
Ordered and Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That
Hugh Sowden and Thomas Young shall and may satisfy,
pay, and deliver out of the Contributions, such Monies
and Horse, to such Person or Persons, and in such
Manner and Form, as the Committee of the Lords and
Commons for the Defence of the Western Parts, or
any Four or more of them, by any Writing under their
Hands, shall limit, appoint, and declare: And that the
Warrants of the said Committee, for the Issuing out of
the said Monies, or Delivery of the said Horses, or any
Four or more of them, together with the Acquittance or
Acquittances, Receipt or Receipts, in Writing, under the
Hand of the Person or Persons which shall be appointed,
as aforesaid, by the said Committee, or Four or more of
them, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Treasurers or
Receivers in this Ordinance named, for so much Money,
or such Horse or Horses, as shall be comprehended in
such Acquittance or Acquittances, for the Issuing out, and
Payment, of the said Sum or Sums of Money, or Delivery
of such Horse and Horses, respectively. And it is further Ordered and Ordained,, by the Authority aforesaid,
That the Treasurers and Receivers shall not at all pay
any Sum or Sums of Money, or deliver, or cause to be
delivered, any Horse or Horses, or Plate, to be by them
received, upon any other Direction, Warrant, or Command, whatsoever.
Ordered, That Mr. Glyn, Mr. Whitlock, and Mr. Hill,
do take Care for the Securing of the publick Library belonging to the See of Canterbury, the Books, Writings,
Evidences, and Goods, in Lambeth House; and to take
the Keys of the Libraries, and other Rooms, where the
Books, Writings, Evidences, and other Goods are, into
their Custody. And it is referred to the Committee that
is appointed to consider of fit Places for Prisons to prepare
an Ordinance for the Regulating of Lambeth House, in
the like Manner as Winchester House is regulated.