Die Martis, 14 Februarii, 1642.
Raising Money on Papists, &c.
AN Ordinance for Raising of Monies upon Papists,
Delinquents, and such as have been in actual War,
or contributed to the War, against the Parliament, for
maintaining the Forces raised in the County of Lincolne,
was this Day read; and, by Vote upon the Question,
assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for
their Concurrence, by Mr. Millington.
An Ordinance for Raising of Five hundred Dragooners
in the County of Surrey, under the Command of Nicolas
Stoughton, for the Defence of the said County; and for
Raising of Monies upon Delinquents, Papists, Bishops,
Dean and Chapter, &c. for Maintenance of the said
Forces; 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 Rich. Onslowe.
Payment to Waller, &c.
WHEREAS Sir Wm. Waller, Serjeant Major General for the County of Gloucester, and other Counties adjacent, Mr. Stephens, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Jenner, and Mr.
Ashe, Members of the House of Commons, have, for the
advancing Gloucester for the publick Service of the Kingdom, taken up, and provided, at Interest, upon the particular Credits and Securities, the Sum of Four thousand
Pounds; without which the said Forces could not march
upon their present Expedition; It is therefore, Ordered,
by the and Commons, That Sir Gilb. Gerard,
Treasurers of the Army, shall forthwith issue and pay out
of his first Receipts, upon Subscription or otherwise, the
said Sum of Four thousand Pounds, with the Interest according to Eight Pounds per Cent., unto the said Members
of the House of Commons.
Confession for Fast Day.
A Confession to be used in all Churches upon the Days
of the publick Humiliation, returned from the Lords,
with some Amendments; and, re-committed; and with
some Amendments, this Day brought in; and read; and,
by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered
to be delivered unto the Lords at a Conference.
And Mr. Selden and Mr. Rous are appointed to manage
Sir F. Dodington.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr.
The Lords have commanded us to bring down this
Order, concerning Sir Francis Dodington Knight: In
which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
The Petition of Sir F. Dodington, and the Order upon
it, was read: And
It is Ordered, That the Answer to this Message shall
be, That the House will send Answer by Messengers of
Prisoners at Oxford.
Ordered, That the Petition of divers poor Prisoners in
the Castle of Oxon, whose Names are subscribed, be
Answer from Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and will
send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Treating with Irish Rebels.
A Letter from the Committees at Dublyn, of the
Second of February, expressing a Commission sent over
by Mr. Bourke, an Irish Gentleman, from his Majesty,
directed to certain Persons of Quality, to enable them
to meet with some of the Rebels, and to receive Propositions from them.
.. Pym, .. Glyn, .. Holles, .. Vane, .. Prideaux, ..
Rous, .. Clotworthy, .. Marten, .. Goodwyn, .. Wentworth, .. Barrington, .. Solicitor;
This Committee is to consider of the Letter this Day
sent from the Committees at Dublyn, and of the whole
Matter of the Treaty with the Rebels; and to prepare
Heads for a Conference to be had with the Lords upon
the whole Matter; and to prepare a Declaration upon it;
and to think of some Letter of Encouragement to the
Justices and Committees at Dublyn: And are to meet
this Afternoon at Three of Clock, in the Court of Wards:
And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers,
Records, &c.: And the Care hereof is especially recommended unto Mr. Glyn.
Exchange of Prisoners.
Ordered, That if General Ruthen shall procure the
Delivery and Inlargement of Captain Wingate, that this
House doth consent, that Sir Wm. Flemming shall be
released: And that my Lord General be acquainted
Ordered, That the Two Horses of Mr. Murrey, seized
by Captain Harvey, be forthwith delivered over to Sir
Warrant to Smyth.
Ordered, That Mr. John Smyth, of London, shall have
Mr. Speaker's Warrant to go into Ireland, about Settling
of Captain Baker's Affairs; and to return.
Seizing Coal Ships.
Ordered, That the Marshal of the Admiralty do forthwith seize the Ships that are come from Newcastle with
Coals: And the Coals, and the Money that shall arise
upon the Sale of the Coals, contrary to the Ordinance of
both Houses, is referred to the Committee for the Navy;
to examine the Masters of those Ships, concerning it, and
the State of Newcastle: And Mr. Blakiston is to see this
Order forthwith put in Execution.
Ordered, That the Publick Faith of the Kingdom shall
be given * * * *.
Payment to Cupper.
Ordered, That the Receivers of the Adventurers Money for Ireland do forthwith pay unto Nicolas Loftus
Esquire, or his Agents, the Sum of Thirty Pounds, to be
by him or them paid over to Captain Cupper, or his Assignees, for Twenty Barrels of Beef, which he delivered
into his Majesty's Stores at Cork, in Ireland.
Ordnance for Hull.
Ordered, That this House will give the Publick Faith
of the Kingdom to the Merchant that has brought to
Hull Four Brass Demy Culverins; and that those Four
Brass Pieces be employed for the Service of the County
of York, and Town of Hull.
Pass for Ld. Lindsey.
Ordered, That the Lord Lindsey shall have Mr.
Speaker's Warrant, for himself and his own Servants, to
go to Oxford.
Ordered, That the Members of this House, that are of
the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom, shall
have no Power to grant any Warrants, for any Man to
go out of this Kingdom, that is not employed by them in
the Affairs of this Kingdom.
Ordered, That Monsieur de Fountaine, who now is
Prisoner in the Gatehouse in Westminster, shall be transmitted to the Compter in Woodstreet; being in for actually
levying War against the Parliament: And that the Keeper
of the Gatehouse be required to deliver him accordingly.
Ordered, That Mr. Ashton do bring in an Ordinance
to seize Malignants and Papists Estates.
Letter to be printed.
Ordered, That the Letter out of Lancashire shall be
Mr. Morley is to bring in an Ordinance, to raise
Monies in the County of Sussex.
Ordered, That the Business concerning Ireland shall be
taken into Consideration To-morrow.
Money advanced to Army.
WHEREAS William Purefoy Esquire, a Member of
this House, about Six Months since, was appointed by this
House to go down into the County of Warwick and the
County of the City of Coventry, for the Raising of some
defensive Forces for the Safety of those Counties, against
the Forces there levied against the King and Parliament;
and that, in pursuance of the Trust in him reposed, he
procured Five hundred Soldiers to come into Coventry to
defend that City, and to aid the said County of Warwick
against the Enemies approaching, and charging the said
City in a hostile Way; and, for the better Effecting of
the said Defence, by Payment of the said Soldiers Wages,
was fain to borrow, for the publick Use, of Waldine Willington Esquire, One of the Collectors of the Bill of Four
hundred thousand Pounds for the said County of Warwick, the Sum of Two hundred and Sixty Pounds, Parcel
of his Collections: And forasmuch as this House thinketh
it unreasonable, that the said Mr. Purefoy should be anywise charged to pay the said Sum of Two hundred and
Sixty Pounds, which was truly disbursed to very good
Purpose, for the publick Good, in the Payment of the said
Soldiers Wages; without whose Help the said Castle must
needs have been yielded up into the Enemies Hands: It is
therefore Ordered, by this House, That the said Collector
upon his Account, shall be allowed the said Sum of Two
hundred and Sixty Pounds, and thereof acquitted and
discharged for ever, by the Authority of Parliament: And
this House doth undertake to advance and pay unto the
Treasurers, appointed by that Act of Parliament, the like
Sum of Two hundred and Sixty Pounds, to be employed
for the Uses mentioned in the said Act.