Die Veneris, 8 Julii, 1642.
Absence from Prayers.
ORDERED, That the like Order that was formerly
made for those to pay Twelve Pence apiece that are
not present at Prayers, shall be renewed; and begin
To-morrow Morning: And that the Serjeant bring in a
Note of such Names as he has taken, that refused to
pay, that were absent from Prayers.
Declaration on Defence of the Kingdom.
Mr. Pym reports, from the Committee appointed to
take Care of the Defence of the Kingdom, a Declaration,
setting forth the Reasons and Grounds that move the
Parliament for raising Forces at this Time: was now
read; and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto,
with some small Alterations made at the Table; and
re-committed to the same Committee, to insert these
Additions following; viz.
An Addition to be made, concerning the Putting out
of the Sheriff of Leicestershire, and putting in another
at this Time; and concerning the Seizing the Magazine
there; Concerning the Papists in Cheshire peremptory
demanding, in the King's Name, that their Arms should
be restored; The Displacing of Members of this House.
An Addition to be made, concerning the Information
of great Provision of Arms and Ammunition at Dunkirke; and concerning Sir Fra. Wortley's and Sir Tho.
Metham's coming with Forces, and cutting the River
from the Town.
Mr. Strode is appointed to attend this Committee upon
Letters from Ambassador in Germany.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Ayleffe and
Sir Edw. Leech;
The Lords desire a present Conference, by Committees
of both Houses, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand
with the Conveniency of this House, concerning a Letter
lately received from Sir Tho. Roe.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message: and will
give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Mr. Waller, Mr. Holles, are appointed Reporters of
A Letter from Sir Tho. Rowe, of the Third of June,
from Vienna, directed to Mr. E. Waller, a Member of
this House, to vindicate himself from an Imputation and
Scandal laid upon him, being his Majesty's Ambassador
to the Emperor and Princes of Germany, by the Extract
of a Letter presented to the House by the Ambassador
to the French King.
Mr. Waller presented, from the Conference, a Letter
from Sir Tho. Rowe, much to the Purpose of that directed
to Mr. Waller, protesting his Innocency, &c.
The Lord of Holland, who managed this Conference,
spake something to One Expression in Sir Tho. Rowe's
Letter; viz. "That the French Ambassador hath, by
your Lordship's Mediation, preferred a Complaint against
me:" Whereby he understood not that he intended to
lay it so, as if the French Ambassador had been moved
by him to make this Complaint; but that the French
Ambassador used his Mediation to prefer this Complaint to the House of Peers.
The Lords desire this Letter may be communicated
to the French Ambassador.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Letter be sent
to the French Ambassador.
The Letter followeth, in hæc verba; which is ordered
to be entered.
I HAVE heard that the French Ambassador hath, by
your Lordship's Mediation, preferred a Complaint
against me, in the House of Peers, that I have offered
to the King of Hungary, in the Name of his Majesty
my Master, a League, offensive and defensive, against
all Men, upon Condition of Restitution and Reintegration of the Prince Elector Palatine to his Lands and
Dignities; which, being in Contravention of the League
between his Majesty, the French King, and the United
States, was offensively taken; in which he desired Reparation.
I could have wished so much Moderation in the French
Ambassador, if the Jealousy proceed from himself, that
he had been first well grounded to have proved his Accusation: If by Order from the King his Master, that he
would have been pleased to have asked the Question of his
Majesty, before he brought it into publick; to whom he
cannot doubt that I have given Account of my Actions.
But, seeing he hath presented me before the Lords, I
am not sorry, nor unwilling, to purge myself before so
honourable Judges; nor that I am fallen into your Lordship's Hands, who, I presume, will do me equal Justice,
(which I beseech you) to represent my Answer before
their Lordships: Which is, with all Reverence to the
Thrice Christian King, and due Respect to his Ambassador, as his representant, and without Relation to the
Command of the one, or Obedience of the other, the
whole Accusation in Form and Matter, in Substance and
Circumstances, is unjust, and, in the First Inventor,
false, and against Innocency, Truth, and faithful Service,
I never received any such Power nor Instruction from
his Majesty my Master, nor had the Boldness, Infidelity,
or Indiscretion, to presume to do it of myself; but so far
the contrary, that I have often, openly, authentickly, and
seriously, protested against any Motion or Overture of
any Confederation, directly or consequently, against the
Crowns of France and Suede and the United Provinces,
his Majesty's Friends and Allies; which is registred in
many publick Acts, which I could produce, testified by
all the Ambassadors, Mediators in this Treaty; but that
I value my own Witness equal and sufficient against my
Your Lordship, and many of the honourable Peers,
have long known me; and I am not ignorant either of
my Duty, or the present Conjuncture of Europe; and
shall end with this Profession; That, as I am a faithful
Servant to my Master, so I am a good and true Englishman, neither French, Spanish, Austrian, or Dutch, nor
for any Respects shall ever be; which I wish were the true
Character of all my Countrymen; of which when I shall
have the Honour to render an Account (if I be called
unto it) to the High Court of Parliament, I am confident
that I shall not only justify all my Actions, but make it
appear, to my own Advantage, that in a Business of so
much Perplexity, and of so many Relations, wherein I
have stood alone, that I have both understood my Employments, and the present Condition of publick Affairs;
and principally directed all my Scope to the Honour of
his Majesty, the Safety and Advantage of his Kingdoms,
and the Preservation of true Religion, in those Places
where it hath pleased God both to plant and purge it by
his Chastisements. And thus much, out of your innate
Candour and Ingenuity, and for a Testimony of your
Lordship's Favour to me, I beseech you humbly to present, in my Name, to the House of Peers, that they may
be pleased to register and publish my Protestation, for
the Vindication of my Honesty and Reputation, wherein
you shall infinitely oblige
Vienna, 3° Junii 1642. Your Lordship's ancient and most humble Servant,Tho. Rowe.
Mr. Waller is appointed to go to the Lords, to acquaint them, that this House agrees, that Sir Tho. Rowe's
Letter be forthwith sent to the French Ambassador; and
desire that the Lords will appoint a Time.
Ld. Mayor's Answer to Impeachment.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
The Lords send Word, that the Lord Mayor of London
is now ready to put in his Answer; and, if it pleased
this House, they might send some Member.
Mr. Peard, Mr. Pury, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Serjeant Wilde,
Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Hill, Mr. Browne.
Raising Horse, &c.
Mr. Serjeant * is ordered to send down the Propositions for raising Horse, Monies, and Plate, by a Messenger Express, into Cheshire and Warwickshire.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers:
This House has considered their Lordships Message;
and hath resolved, presently, to send some Members to
be present at the Lord Mayor's Answer.
Upon the Report from the Committee appointed to
take Care of the Defence of the Kingdom; it was Ordered,
That the County of Bucks shall detain in their Hands
One thousand Pounds out of the Monies subscribed by
themselves to provide Horse Arms, to be for the Service
of the King, Kingdom and Parliament.
Ordered, That Officers shall be sent down into the
County of Bucks, to exercise and train their Horse; which
Officers are to be paid at the publick Charge: And that
the like Order be made for other Counties that shall
Lord Lieutenant, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Lord Cramborne be nominated to be Lord Lieutenant of Hertfordshire and Dorsetshire, instead of the Earl of Salisbury:
And that, at the same Time, when the Militia is put in
Execution in these Counties, they shall likewise be moved
and encouraged to the Advancement of the Propositions
for bringing in of Money, Plate and Horses.
Mr. Waller brings Answer, That the Lords have appointed Two Lords to acquaint the French Ambassador
with the Letter come from Sir Tho. Rowe.
Bringing in Plate, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Subscriptions, to consider what Counties are most convenient
first to be sent into, for the Advancing of the Propositions
for bringing in of Plate, Money and Horse: And they are
to meet this Afternoon for that Purpose: And Sir Gilbert
Gerard, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Cromwell, and Sir H.
Mildmay, are added to this Committee.
Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Gerard do write a Letter to
the Deputy Lieutenants of Warwickshire, to encourage
the Advancement of the Propositions for bringing in of
Monies, Plate and Horse.
Defence of the Kingdom.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Ayloffe and
The Lords have appointed Two Lords more, to be
added to the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House does
assent to this Proposition of Addition of Two more to
the Committee for the Defence * * *.
Ordered, That the Committee for Dover shall be
suspended for this Afternoon.
That the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom
shall take into Consideration this Afternoon to nominate
chief Officers, and present them to the House.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Baron Henden and
The Lords have appointed to hear the Lord Mayor's
Cause on Monday Morning: And that they will sit this
Afternoon, at Five of Clock.
Officers to Leicestershire.
Ordered, That the Officers to be sent into Leicestershire shall be paid at the publick Charge.
Ordered, That Five hundred Pounds shall be imprested
upon Account, unto Sir Arth. Heselrig, out of the Subscription Monies, to be employed for the Pay of the
Officers to be sent down into Leicestershire, by Order of
Loan from Merchant Strangers.
Ordered, That the Monies subscribed by the Merchant
Strangers, to be lent for One Year, after the Rate of
Eight Pounds per Cent. for and towards the Relief and
Preservation of Ireland, shall be paid into the Chamber
of London, in such Manner as the One hundred thousand
Pounds lent by the Companies of London for that Occasion, is appointed: And that their Acquittance for the
Receipt thereof shall be a sufficient Discharge for the
same: And the Officers appointed to receive the Monies
aforesaid, lent by the Companies, are likewise appointed
to receive these Monies.
Provisions for Hull.
Ordered, That the Customers at Boston and Lynne
shall be required to permit such Victuals, and other Provision, as shall be there provided to be sent to Hull, to be
conveyed from thence to Hull without Interruption.
Beer for Hull.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety of the
Kingdom do take Care for the Sending of an Hundred
Tun of Beer to Hull.
Ordered, That the Dover Committee be suspended for
The Draught of an Order for the Indemnity of the
Volunteers at Ashford, was read; and recommitted to
the same Committee.
Tumults in Hatfield Chace.
The Draught of an Order for Suppressing of Tumults
in Hatfield Chace, was likewise read; and re-committed.
Commission of Array.
Information was given to the House, that the Sheriff
of Worcestershire had sent out his Warrant for assembling
the People to bear Arms, by virtue of the Commission
of Array, upon pain of Imprisonment; and that Mr.
Sherrington Talbott the younger, who was formerly complained of in this House, and summoned to appear, and
the Summons left upon the Table in his House, as was
affirmed by the Messenger sent down for him, hath not
only neglected to appear upon the Summons, but hath
been very active to oppose the Ordinance of the Militia,
and to advance the Commission of Array:
Persons sent for.
It is hereupon Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr.
Sherrington Talbott the younger shall be forthwith sent
for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending
on this House, for refusing to appear upon the Summons,
and for other Misdemeanors.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the High Sheriff
of the County of Worcester be forthwith summoned to
appear before this House; and to be brought in safe
Information against Daud.
There was Information given of Words of a dangerous
and high Nature, and much scandalous to the Parliament, spoken by one James Daud of Feversham:
It is thereupon Ordered, That the Serjeant shall take
him into his Custody; and convey him to the Lord Chief
Justice of the King's Bench, and likewise the Information against him, to the end he may there be proceeded
with according to Law.
Warrant to Payne.
Ordered, That Mr. Tho. Payne, of the County of
Norfolk, shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to transport
himself into Ireland, to look after an Estate lately fallen
unto him by the Decease of a Brother.
House to meet.
Ordered, That the House shall meet this Afternoon,
at Five of Clock.
ORDERED, That the Name of Guy Mouldsworth shall be inserted among the Names of those Officers that were appointed to be paid their Arrears out of
the Monies that are come in upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds, out of the County of Essex: And
that the said Guy Moldsworth shall, with the rest of the
said Officers, be paid such Arrears of his personal Entertainment, as shall appear due upon the Certificate of
Sir Wm. Uvedale, Treasurer at Wars in the late Northern Expedition.
WHEREAS divers well-affected Persons of the
Town of Ashford, in the County of Kent, have, of themselves, as Volunteers, been drawn into the Field, in Companies, to the Number of about Fifty, or more, to the
Intent that thereby they might be exercised in the Use
of their Arms, and order of Marching, that so they might
be the more able to do Service for the King and Kingdom, when they shall be called thereunto by the Authority of Parliament; and altho' they did go forth in a
peaceable Manner, with the Constable of the Parish, yet
some Persons, not well-affected to the Ordinance of
Parliament for the Militia, did, with provoking and
threatening Words, discourage them: The Lords and
Commons, taking the Premises into Consideration, have
thought fit to Order, That the said Persons shall have the
Authority of both Houses of Parliament for their Security and Indemnity for such their so Training already
passed; and that they may hereafter have a Warrant
from the Lord Lieutenant of that County, appointed by
Ordinance of Parliament, or from some of his Deputies,
to encourage them, and to give them Power in an orderly
and peaceable Sort, to draw forth in Companies such as
are willing to submit themselves to the said Ordinance
of Parliament; and that they, and their Officers, in a
peaceable Sort, may train and learn the Use of their
Arms, at such convenient Times and Places as shall be
by them thought fit for that Purpose.
Ordered, That this Order be carried up to the Lords,
to desire their Concurrence herein.
Charge of Bribery againft Pym.
Upon a Report from the Committee appointed to
consider of the Imputation laid upon Mr. Pym, for
taking a Bribe of Thirty Pounds;
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Report of Mr.
Pym's taking a Bribe is false, scandalous, and malicious.
Resolved, That Mr. Henry Darrell, and Mr. Rich.
Foster, are Authors of this scandalous and malicious
Report upon Mr. Pym.
Resolved, That Mr. Henry Darrell be forthwith sent
for, as a Delinquent, for being Author of a false, scandalous, and malicious Report upon Mr. Pym.
Information against Barton.
An Information was given in, in Writing, against Mr.
Barton, of Words spoken against the Parliament.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. John Barton,
Minister of Aylesbury, in the County of Bucks, be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms.
Resolved, &c. That the printed Paper, intituled, The
Declaration or Resolution of the County of Hereforde,
shall be referred to the Committee for Printing: Who are
to sit To-morrow, at Two .. Clock, in the Exchequer-chamber.
Resolved, &c. That * Hammon the Printer shall be
forthwith summoned to attend this House, and be brought
up in safe Custody.
Privilege-Proceedings against Dutton, &c.
Mr. Maddison was called in; and did aver, that he
being at a Stationer's Shop, and reading a Pamphlet,
intituled, The Declaration or Resolution of the County of
Hereford; and saying, that this was a foul Scandal upon
the Parliament, and that the Author of it deserved to be
whipt; one Sir Wm. Boleter told him, that he deserved
to be whipt for saying so; and that he would justify every
Word in it; and that, by God, he would slash him; and,
while he was talking with him, one Mr. Dutton, a Minister, came to him, and likewise said, that he deserved to
be whipt; and he asked him, Wherefore? And he replied, For speaking Nonsense, and for saying it was a
Resolved, That Mr. Dutton the Minister, shall be
forthwith committed a Prisoner to the Gatehouse; there
to remain during the Pleasure of the House, for carrying
himself in a scornful Manner in the House, and for, as
much as in him lay, justifying the foulest and most scandalous Pamphlet that ever was raised or published against
Mr. Dutton was again called in: And Mr. Speaker
told him, that by his Carriage here towards the House,
one might very well judge of his Behaviour towards the
Parliament out of the House; and that, as much as in
him lay, he had justified One of the foulest and most
scandalous Libels that ever was raised or published against
the Parliament: And then Mr. Speaker pronounced the
Sentence against him aforesaid.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. 'Boteler's Bail shall be required to bring him in To-morrow Morning.
Affairs at Leicester.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Glanvile and
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you
This Letter and Paper.
The Letter was read: Which was from one Mr. Wm.
Reyner, of Leicester, concerning the Disposing of the
The Paper contained certain Informations of divers
People concerning Mr. Hastings coming to Leicester, to
demand the Magazine; the Mayor's Carriage there; and
the Proclaiming the Earl of Stamford and others Traytors.
Ordered, This Business to be taken into farther Consideration.
Mr. Long carried up to the Lords, the Order concerning the Officers to be set forth for Munster, by the Adventurers for Ireland; and the Orders concerning the
Volunteers of Ashford.
Message from the Lords, by Judge Foster and Judge
That the Lords do desire a present Conference, by
Committees of both Houses, concerning a Printed Paper,
intituled, A Declaration or Resolution of the County of
Answer returned by the same Messengers: That this
House will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Rob. Harley, Sir Jo. Evelyn, are
appointed Managers of this Conference.
Two Constables were called in: Who informed the
House, that they were sent by the Justices at the Sessions
at Newgate, with Two Persons that were taken divulging
the printed Resolution of the County of Hereford.
The Men were called in; and confessed the same; and
that they bought them of one Hamond.
Sir Rob. Harley reports from the Conference had with
the Lords, That the Lords had brought unto them a
printed Paper, which is a scandalous and infamous Libel,
in the Name of the County of Hereforde; and do desire,
that this House will join with their Lordships, in desiring
the Knights that serve for that County, to send down
to know who in that County will avow the same: And, if
any do, that they shall be prosecuted to the utmost, for
setting forth such an infamous Libel.
Resolved, &c. That this is a most scandalous and infamous Paper.
Resolved, &c. That Jo. Hubbard and Evan Lewis shall
be sent back to the Justices of Peace at the Sessions at
Newgate, to be there proceeded against according to
Law, for publishing an infamous and scandalous Libel.
Ordered, That Sir Rob. Harley do bring in to the
House, To-morrow Morning, the Two Letters he received
from some of the Gentry of the County of Hereforde.
Resolved, &c. That Hamon the Printer shall be sent
for, as a Delinquent.
Commission of Array, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Wilde and Mr. Salloway
shall be forthwith sent into the County of Worcester, to
possess that County with the Declarations of both Houses
against the Illegality of the Commission of Array; and
to attend the Putting in Execution the Ordinance for the
Militia, when Deputations shall come down to that
Siege of Drohedagh.
Ordered, That the Relation of the Passages of the Siege
of Drohedagh, attested under the Hand of the Lord Moore,
and others, be referred to the Committee for Printing.
Lords agree to Orders.
Lord Gray, Mr. Hampden, and Mr. Long, report, the
Lords do agree with this House in the several Orders
they carried up.