Die Lunæ, 25 Julii, 1642.
Affairs at Manchester.
A LETTER from one Mr. Newton, of Manchester,
of the Eighteenth of July, 1642, declaring something of the Passages at Manchester on Saturday last,
directed to Mr. Rigby, was this Day read.
Commrs of Array.
* Rigby, * Goodwyn, * Moore, * Ashton, * Pennigton, * Buller, * Millington, * Jo. Evelyn, * Gage,
* Luke, Mr. Ashe, * Erle, * Hatcher, * Noble, *
Long * Luke, * Young, * Montfort, * Jo. Potts, *
This Committee, or any Four of them, is appointed
to be a standing Committee, to sit, from time to time, as
they shall find Occasion, to examine the Proceedings of
the Commissioners named in the Commissions of Array,
and of their Adherents: and are to examine and report
their Actions: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records.
Leave of Absence.
Sir Edw. Monteforte has Leave to go into the Country
for Recovery of his Health.
Peace of Norfolk.
Ordered, That the Knights and Burgesses of the
County of Norfolk do consider what is fit to be done
for preserving the Peace of that County; and bring it in
with all Speed.
Person to be summoned.
Ordered, That the Mayor of Herts be summoned
forthwith to appear, to answer his Contempt in publishing his Majesty's Proclamation, contrary to the Orders
of this House.
Collectors of Subsidies, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Sheriffs, Collectors, Receivers, and other Officers, who are appointed
to receive any Monies upon the Bills of the Two and
the Four Subsidies, and upon the Poll Bill, and the Bill
of Loan and Contribution, and shall appear to have been
defaulty, in either Receiving, Collecting or Paying, or
Returning, any of the same Monies, according to the
Directions of the said several Acts, shall satisfy the Commonwealth, out of their own particular Estates, for the
Damage the Commonwealth hath suffered hereby.
Arrears of Subsidies, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee for Accounts do, Tomorrow Morning, bring in an Order upon the Propositions made by some Gentlemen of the City, for the
speedy Bringing in of the Arrears due to the Commonwealth, upon the several Bills of Subsidies, Poll Money,
Loan and Contribution; and likewise for the Assisting
the Bringing in of the Monies of Four hundred thousand
Persons sent for.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Jo. Herbert,
High Sheriff of the County of Brecon, Mr. Tho. Chedle,
High Sheriff of the County of Carnarvon, Mr. Griffith
Nanny, High Sheriff of the County of Merioneth, Mr.
Merrick, High Sheriff of the County of Anglesey, according to the Order of the Ninth of June, be forthwith sent
for as Delinquents, for detaining the Monies of the Commonwealth in their Hands.
Prisoners sent from Scotland.
Ordered, That the Depositions taken at Berwick and
in Scotland, concerning the Nine Prisoners sent out of
Scotland from Sheriff to Sheriff, and by the Sheriff of
Middlesex brought to Newgate, be referred to the Committee for Informations.
Information against Walmesley, &c.
There was an Information delivered in, That William
Davies, John Gorges, Stephen Holmeade, and John Harcourte, Yesterday receiving the Subscriptions of the
Names of such Volunteers that were desirous to be entertained into Service, under the Command of the Earl
of Essex, one William Walmesley Constable, and Mr.
Stampe, the Vicar of Stepney, and others, laid violent
Hands upon them; and dragged them to a Justice of
Peace; and interrupted them; and offered other Violences, and other reproachful Words, upon the Order of
both Houses; as may appear by the Information which
was this Day given in, and attested by Henry Wallis,
and divers other young Men, and Apprentices; who
were called in; and, at the Bar, attested it.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Wm. Walmesley, Constable, be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by
the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Stampe, the
Vicar of Stepney, be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent,
by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Cray, the Constable, be forthwith summoned to appear before this House.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Stampe, a
Justice of Peace, be forthwith summoned to appear before this House.
Ordered, That the Keeper of the New Prison do bring
before Mr. Long and Mr. Hooker, Justices of the Peace
for the County of Middlesex, or either of them, William
Davies, Jo. Gorges, and Stephen Holmeade, who were
committed Prisoners to that Prison, Yesterday, .... a
Justice of Peace; and that they take Bail of them, according to the usual Course of Law.
Trial of Lord Mayor.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Riche and
The Lords have commanded us to let you know, that
they now proceed in the Trial of the Lord Mayor; and
that he has attended all this Morning, if some Members
of this House be ready to come up to manage the Evidence against *
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House will presently send up some Members to manage
The Members appointed to manage the Evidence
against the Lord Mayor of London, went up accordingly.
King's Answer to Petition.
His Majesty's Answer to the Petition presented from
both Houses to his Majesty at Beverly, Julii 16to, by the
Earl of Holland, Sir Jo. Holland, and Sir Philip Stapilton, and brought by them to the House on Saturday the
23th, was, according to an Order of Saturday, this Day
The Question being put, whether the House should
be resolved into a Committee to take into Consideration
his Majesty's Answer to the Petition to his Majesty;
It passed in the Negative.
Answer to the King, &c.
Resolved, That his Majesty shall have an Answer to
his Answer to the Petition of both Houses.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Substance of
the Answer to his Majesty's Demands, expressed in his
Answer to the Petition of both Houses, shall be, That we
cannot, with the Discharge of the Trust reposed in us,
for the Safety of the King and Kingdom, yield to the
Demands made by his Majesty, as they are now propounded.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Defence of the Kingdom, to prepare an Answer to this
Purpose; and it is likewise referred to the same Committee to prepare a Declaration to the People.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Petition of
both Houses, presented unto his Majesty at Beverly, by
the Earl of Holland, Sir Jo. Holland, and Sir Philip Stapilton, July the Sixteenth 1642; and his Majesty's Answer thereunto, received July the Three and Twentieth;
be forthwith ..... do give Order herein; and do take
Care for the true and well Printing hereof.
The Lords and Commons, now in Parliament assembled, having received Information of a printed Paper,
intituled, A Declaration or Resolution of the County of
Hereford; and observing how full it is of Sedition, and
how scandalous to the just Proceedings of both Houses
of Parliament; but not finding any Person to avow it;
have Ordered, That the said Declaration be forthwith sent
to Sir Edward Henden Knight, One of the Barons of the
Exchequer, and One of his Majesty's Justices of Assize
for that County; and that, at the next Assizes there, he
cause the said Declaration to be read, in open Court, to
the Justices of Peace and Grand Jury; and that he require particularly of them a direct and positive Answer,
whether any of them will avow the said Declaration and
Resolution: And, if any shall, that then he forthwith
certify their Names that so avow the same, to the Lords
and Commons in Parliament: And further, that he endeavour to inform himself what publick Proceedings were,
at the last General Sessions of the Peace for that County,
concerning the said Declaration; and certify the same
likewise to the Lords and Commons in Parliament.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
assent to this Declaration: And that it be carried up to
the Lords To-morrow Morning, for their Concurrence