Die Veneris, 9 Decembris.
ORDERED, That Mr. Peter Walley, a Prisoner
in the Gatehouse by Order of this House, be forthwith released from any farther Imprisonment.
Money in the Exchequer.
Ordered, That Mr. Glyn, Mr. Rous, Mr. Bond, and
Mr. Bell, do take Notice what Monies are in the Exchequer; and to bring an Account of it; and to secure
what Monies they shall find there.
Prisoner to be discharged.
Ordered, That the Justices of the Peace at the Sessions
at Newgate do discharge John Polgreene, a Person
employed by this House in the Taking up of Horses belonging to Papists, &c. And that he be discharged of his
Recognizance without paying of any Fees.
Person to attend.
Ordered, That Mr. Gerrey, a Justice of Peace, be
summoned to attend this House.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Allestree shall be admitted to
come into this House again.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Cooke be admitted to come in
the House again.
Persons sent for.
Ordered, That the rest of the Persons committed by
the Mayor of Colchester shall be sent for up, as Delinquents, for Plundering of Houses.
Ordered, That a List of the Officers and Soldiers in
and about London, that are listed in the Army under the
Earl of Essex, be sent to the Lord General: And that he
be moved to send for these Men, and cashier, or otherwise punish them: And that Mr. Speaker do write a
Letter to this Purpose.
Seizing Money, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to go and
search into the Exchequer, do break open the Chests and
Hampers in the Office of Mr. Pitts, in the Exchequer,
and belonging to particular Persons in the Exchequer;
and to seize the Monies and Plate therein; and take a
Note of the Particulars therein; and keep the same in
safe Custody, until this House do take farther Order.
Mr. Rigby, Mr. Martyn, and Mr. Hill, are added to
Ordered, That Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Darly, and Mr.
Blakeston, do make a Search in the Rolls, and the Six
Clerks Office, for Monies or Plate; and to seize the
same, except the Monies of such Persons as are brought
in there by Order of the Court of Chancery; and to
keep the same in safe Custody, until this House do take
Grant to Strictland.
Ordered, That Three hundred Pounds shall be forthwith sent to Mr. Strictland into Holland: And the House
will hereafter take into Consideration a fit Recompence
for the faithful Service performed by him there, for the
Welfare of this Kingdom.
Arms for Stratforde.
Ordered, That Twenty Musquets shall be sent to Stratforde, in the County of Suffolke: And that all Persons be
required to permit the same, without any Lett or Interruption, to be conveyed to the Town aforesaid.
Collections in Chester, &c.
Ordered, That the Committees for the Propositions in
the Counties of Chester and Lancaster do take Care, that
the Monies collected in those Counties, upon the Bill of
Four hundred thousand Pounds, or upon the Act of
Contribution for Ireland, be not employed against the
Parliament; but preserved for the Service of Parliament.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
nominate and approve of Dr. James Masters, Doctor of
the Civil Law, to be Judge of the Admiralty in the Cinque
Ports: And the Commissioners of the Admiralty are
required to take Notice hereof; and to give him Commission accordingly.
Horses pawned, &c.
Ordered, That this Order, concerning Horses pawned,
sold, or lost, be re-committed to the former Committee;
with the Addition of Mr. Hollis, Mr. Scawen, Sir Hen.
Vaine senior, and Mr. Whitlocke.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of several Officers,
under the Regiment of Col. Denzill Hollis, whose Names
are under-written, be referred to the Committee for the
Affairs of Ireland.
Lords to sit.
Ordered, That Sir Cha. Yelverton do go to the Lords,
to desire them to sit awhile.
Northamptonshire, &c. Association.
According to the Order of Yesterday, That the Report of the Conference with the Lords concerning the
Association of Northamptonshire, &c. should be taken
into Consideration; the Association was read; and committed unto Mr. Grimston, Mr. Holles, Mr. Knightly,
Mr. Millington, Sir H. Vane, Mr. Prideaux, Sir Tho.
Barrington, Sir John Evelyn, Mr. Peirpoint, Mr. Browne,
Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Wm. Brereton, Mr. Hill: And
are to meet this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in the
Inner Court of Wards: And the Care of it is particularly
recommended to Mr. Knightley and Mr. Grimston.
Declaration to States General.
Mr. Pym presented a Declaration from the Committee
for the Safety of the Kingdom, to be sent to the Lords
the States General of the United Provinces: The which
was read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto;
and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Sir Robert Pye went up to the Lords, to desire a
Conference, concerning a Declaration to be sent to the
States General of the United Provinces.
Chapel of the Rolls.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do still keep the Keys of
the Chapel of the Rolls: And that the senior Clerk of the
Rolls do, every Morning attend Mr. Speaker for the
Keys; and bring them to him every Evening; to be by
him securely kept, until the House take farther Order.
Money, &c. seized.
Ordered, That the Money and Plate, seized by a Committee of this House, in Mr. Pitt's Office, in the Exchequer, shall be delivered into the Custody of the Treasurers
at Guildhall; there to remain undisposed of, till this
House do take farther Order.
Ordered, That the Committee, where Mr. Trenchard
has the Chair, shall have Power to send down into the
several Counties, that have raised, or subscribed for the
Raising of, Horse, Money and Plate, to know what Monies or Plate is subscribed, and how much is brought up
to Guildhall, London; and to require them to send the Residue up with all Speed; and to make a Transcript of all
their Proceedings; and to receive an Account of the
Treasurers in London, what Monies are brought in.
Collectors of Money.
Ordered, That the Persons, formerly employed for
Getting in of Money upon the Subsidies, or Bill of Four
hundred thousand Pounds, be encouraged to go on still in
that Service: And the Committee is to give Instructions
for their farther Proceedings in that Service.
Anfwer from Lords.
Sir Robert Pye reports, The Lords agree to the Order
for Twenty Men; and will give a present Conference, as
Declaration to States General.
Ordered, That Mr. Strickland be authorized to deliver
to the States General this Declaration; and to communicate it to the States of Holland and Zeland; and also to
communicate it to the Prince of Oringe, if he see Occasion, or to any other of the particular States of the Provinces there.
Tothill Fields Church.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Pye do cause the Doors of
the new Church in Tothill Fields to be forthwith opened;
to the End that People may resort thither to hear Prayers
read, and Sermons preached, as to other Churches they
Money for Arms, &c.
Ordered, That the Treasurers at Guildhall, for the
Propositions, do pay unto the Committee of Lords and
Commons, sitting in London, upon Account, weekly, One
thousand Pounds, until Twenty thousand Pounds be paid:
And that the said Committee be authorized, or any Three
of them, to issue out their Warrants for the Payment, and
from time to time, out of the weekly Payments, such
Sums of Money as shall be by them contracted for, for
the Provision of Arms and Ammunition: And that the
said Committee, or any Three of them, do cause a Certificate to be made weekly to the Committee for the Safety
of the Kingdom, of such Monies as shall be received and
expended by virtue of this Order.
Disposing of Arms.
It is farther Ordered, That all those Persons, that search
after and receive the Arms of any Soldiers, do send them
to the Committee of the Lords and Commons in London,
that they may take Order, that they be laid up in the
Stores, and made serviceable.
Farmers of Tin Mines.
The humble Petition of Sir Job Harbie Knight, and
others, the Farmers of the Tin Mines in Cornwall and
Devon, was this Day read: And it is Ordered, That it
be referred to the Consideration of Mr. Holles, Sir
Henry Vanes Two, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Scawen, Mr. Roll,
and Mr. Whitlock: And are to meet To-morrow, at the
Rising of the House, in the Exchequer Chamber.
Citizens Petition, &c.
The House being informed, that divers Citizens were
at the Door;
They were called in: And Mr. Shute, in the Name
of the rest, declared, That with all Thankfulness, they
acknowledged the open Care of this House to all their
Desires: That we, in our own Names, and the Names
of the Godly Party, do and will subject our Monies, and
Lives, to the utmost Drop of our Blood in our Veins, to
be disposed of by you.
We desire to clear ourselves from an Imputation cast
upon us by the Malignants; "That we petition against
Peace." It is far from our Intentions to petition against
Peace; but our Desires are, to have an honourable and
The Malignant Party goes about to get Hands to a
Petition to procure a Treaty, that our Enemies may
gain Time to recollect their broken Strength; they well
knowing, that now their Forces are much broken: And
that they want Powder and Ammunition.
They presented the Copy of the Petition, which went
about to get Hands unto it: The which was read; and
also a List of some Articles of the Behaviour of the
Multitude, gathered together at Haberdashers-hall,
London, where the Committee of Lords and Commons
sit for Advance of Monies; concerning this Petition:
The which were likewise read: And
It is Ordered, That this Petition, and the Articles, be
taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
The Gentlemen were again called in: And Mr. Speaker
told them, "That the Business they presented was of great
Importance; and that it was now very late; and therefore they had resolved to take it into a serious and sad
Consideration very speedily To-morrow Morning."
Ordered, That the Petition concerning Mr. Vaughan,
of the Town of Dover, be referred to the Committee
St. Dunstan's in the West Lecturer.
Ordered, That Mr. Pecke shall be recommended and
appointed Lecturer, to preach every Thursday, at Seven
of the Clock in the Morning, in the Parish Church of
St. Dunstan's in the West: And the Minister of that
Parish is required to permit him the free Use of the