Die Lunæ, 6 Marti, 1642.
Upper Minchenden Vicarage.
WHEREAS George Burgesse Clerk, Bachelor in
Divinity, late Vicar of the Vicarage of Upper Minchenden in the County of Bucks, the 22th Day of June,
Anno Domini 1642, did resign the said Vicarage, together with all its Rights, Parts, and Appurtenances, into
the Hands of Tho. Bishop of Lincolne; and did then renounce his Right, Title, and Possession, in the said Vicarage and Parish Church; by which Resignation the Gift
of the said Vicarage, and Presentation thereunto, belongs
unto Arth. Goodwyn Esquire, a Member of the House of
Commons; who could not present his Clerk thereunto,
by Reason that the Bishop is not to be found, and the necessary Attendance of the said Mr. Goodwyn in the Service
of the King and Parliament; so that the said Parish Church
remains yet void, and the Parishioners thereof do want
the Care and Comfort of a Vicar there; For Remedy
whereof, and Supply of the said Cure, the and
Commons do hereby Order, That Edward Perkins Clerk,
Chaplain to the said Mr. Goodwyn, and a Person wellaffected to the King and Parliament, shall supply the Cure
of the said Vicarage, and officiate there; and shall take
and receive all Tythes, Duties, and Profits, belonging to
the said Vicarage, in as large and ample Manner as the
said George Burches had, or ought to have had and enjoyed the same, until both Houses of Parliament shall
take farther Order herein.
The Petition of divers whose Names are underwritten,
Soldiers, under Sir John Hippisley, being Captain of the
Troop of Horse for Middlesex, was this Day read; and
referred unto this Committee following;
Mr. Cage, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Hurst, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir Dudley North, Sir Wm.
Litton, Mr. Strode, Mr. Herbert, Mr. Constantine, Sir
Jo. Hippesley, Sir Jo. Franklyn, the Knights and Burgesses for Middlesex and Westminster:
This Committee, or any Four of them, are to take into
Consideration this Petition, and all the Particular Carriages and Circumstances of the Matters contained in the
Petition: And are to meet on Wednesday next, in the
Outward Court of Exchequer: And have Power to send
for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.
Ordered, That Robert Aldas, of London, Merchant,
shall have Liberty to transport Fifty Last of Barley he
laded aboard several Ships at Woodbridge; and was, by
Order of this House, brought from Woodbridge to
London; and, as appears by Certificate from the Lord
Mayor, nor merchandable here, into any Port of Holland
and Zealand: and that the Collectors and other Officers
of the Customs in the Port of London, and other Ports,
do permit him quietly to transport the same.
Two Letters from the Lord Inchiquin, of the 25th of
February, relating the true and sad Condition of that
Province, were this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That these Two Letters be taken into
Consideration To-morrow Morning, when the Business
of Ireland is considered of.
Landing Arms, &c.
A Letter from Burlington, of the Third of March,
from Rich. Haddock, that has Command of the Ships
appointed to ride before Tinmouth; relating some Passages
between his Ships and some Forces of my Lord of Newcastle, at the Landing of some Arms and Ammunition
there out of some Dutch Ships.
Addition to the Order of March the Third, concerning
Mr. Cordwell's Carrying of Saltpetre to his Works.
"And it is farther Ordered, That, for the better Safety,
the said Mr. Cordewell is to carry not above Eight Ton of
Petre for the present; and, after his Return of a Fortnight Powder, to supply his Stores with such Quantity,
from time to time, as the Committee for the Navy shall
Payment to Ld. Brooke's Executors.
Ordered, That the Treasurers at Guildhall, London, do
forthwith pay unto the Executors of the Lord Brooke the
Sum of One thousand Pounds, with the Consideration
(formerly lent to the Parliament by the late Lord Brooke,
upon the Propositions) out of the first Monies that are or
shall come in: And that an Acquittance, under their or
any one of their Hands, shall be a sufficient Discharge
to the said Treasurers.
Sir H. Vane carried up this Order to the Lords: And
likewise the Ordinance concerning maimed Soldiers.
Earl of Bathe.
Ordered, That the Informations, touching the Earl of
Bathe, sent up to the Committee for the Safety of the
Kingdom, be forthwith brought into the House: And that
that no Member of this House give Consent for the
Bailing of him, till this House take farther Order.
Ordered, That the Committee for Prisoners do meet
this Afternoon; to consider, What Number of Prisoners,
and What Prisoners, and into What Prisons, it is fit they
should be removed.
Earl of Lannarick.
Resolved, &c. That the Earl of Lannarick shall have
Mr. Speaker's Warrant to come from Oxon to London,
and back to Oxon; and from thence into Scotland, and
back; in the Manner as is desired, and as formerly he
had a P/?/
London, &c. Fortifications.
An Ordinance to give Liberty to the Cities of London
and Westminster, to make Fortifications for the Defence
of the said Cities and Liberties, was this Day read; and
committed unto. . Glyn, . . Prideaux, . . Solicitor, . . Onslow, .. Hippisley, .. Rigby, .. Erle, .. Cage, .. Parkhurst, .. Bagshaw, .. Wheeler, .. Browne, Citizens and
Burgesses of London and Westminster: And are to meet
this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in the Exchequer
Court: And to bring it in To-morrow Morning.
Sir Tho. Soame and Mr. Vassall are to take Care of
Affairs in Devon, &c.
Two Letters from the Committee at Plymouth, of the
Third of March, concerning such Informations and Evidences they have of the Proceedings of the Earl of Bath,
upon the Commission of Array, or otherwise, in the
Counties of Devon and Cornewall: Another, expressing
the Desire the Committee has of being supplied with
Arms to arm their Volunteers; for want of which they
cannot put themselves into the Field: And likewise a
Desire of having Power of Martial Law.
Resolved, &c. That the same Power shall be given to
the Earl of Stamford, concerning Martial Power over the
Forces under his Command, as was formerly granted to
Sir Wm. Waller.
Member disabled to sit.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Walker shall be disabled to sit
or continue any longer a Member of this House, during
this Parliament, for not appearing upon divers Summons
of the House.
Treaty with the King.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Riche and
The Lords desire a Conference, by Committees of
both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it
may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning the Return of some Answers from his Majesty to the
Answers of both Houses, touching the Treaty, and the
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and will
give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Holles, Mr. Glyn, are appointed
Managers of this Conference.
Person sent for.
Resolved, &c. That Dr. Jefferyes be forthwith sent for,
as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on
this House, for disobeying Two Orders of this House,
made on the Behalf of Mr. Jennett, a Minister.
Bailing a Prisoner.
Ordered, That Mr. Christopher Dickin of Staffordshire, by a former Order, committed to the Custody of
the Serjeant, be forthwith bailed.
Treaty with the King.
Mr. Holles reports from the Conference, That the
Lords had received, from his Majesty, his Majesty's Answer to the Manner of the Treaty: A safe Conduct for all
the Committees named, except my Lord Say and Seale,
to whom his Majesty took Exceptions; and has returned
a former Proclamation of his Majesty's, of the Third of
November, wherein the Lord Say is excepted: And likewise his Answer to the Articles of the Cessation of Arms.
Which being read; Their Lordships added farther, That
the Lords have thought fit, that this Answer to the Cessation be referred to a Committee: And, to that End, they
have named Twelve; and desire a proportionable Number
of this House may be appointed; to meet this Afternoon,
at Four of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
That their Lordships had delivered their Sense of it:
That, as they are willing to give his Majesty all due Satisfaction, in such Things as might not be destructive to the
Privileges of Parliament, or Liberty of the Subject; to
the end a Tréaty may go on for the obtaining of a happy
Peace: so they are resolved (if a just Peace, with the Security of Religion and Liberty, cannot, by a fair Means,
be obtained), to go on in such a Way as may evidence
unto the World their Constancy in the Cause: And they
hope God will give a Blessing to their Endeavours.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
concur with the Lords in this Declaration; viz. That, as
the Lords are willing to give his Majesty all due Satisfaction in such Things as may not be destructive to the
Privileges of Parliament, or Liberties of the Subject; to
the end a Treaty may go on for a happy Peace; so they
are resolved, (if a just Peace, with the Security of Religion and Liberty, cannot, by fair Means, be obtained), to
go on in such a Way as may evidence unto the World
their Constancy in the Cause: And they hope God will
give a Blessing to their Endeavours.
Resolved, &c. That the Lord General shall be acquainted with his Majesty's Answer, touching the Articles of
the Cessation of Arms; and his Advice desired therein.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Lords, in appointing a Committee of this House, to meet,
with a Committee of a proportionable Number of the
Lords, this Afternoon at Four of Clock, in the Painted
Chamber; to consider of his Majesty's Message, touching
the Articles for the Cessation of Arms.
Sir H. Vane, Mr. Pym, Mr. Hatcher, Mr. Marten,
Mr. Holles, Mr. Pierrepointe, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr.
Waller, Mr. Cage, Mr. Rous, Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr.
Glyn, Sir H. Heyman, Mr. Whittlock, Sir Jo. Evelyn,
Mr. Strode, Mr. Browne, Mr. Nicoll, Sir Walth. Erle,
Sir H. Mildmay, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Solicitor, Mr.
Wallopp, Mr. Serjeant Wilde;
This Committee is appointed to meet with a Committee of a proportionable Number of the Lords, this Afternoon at Four of Clock, in the Painted Chamber; to
consider of his Majesty's Answer, touching the Articles
for the Cessation of Arms.
State of Devon.
Ordered, That the Committee of Devon, Somersett,
Wiltes, and Dorsett, do meet this Afternoon, at the Place
appointed, to consider farther of the State of Devon.