Die Jovis, 8 Decembris, 1642.
ORDERED, That the Order Yesterday made for
the Stay of Colonel Grantham's Waggon, be forthwith vacated and discharged; and the Waggon discharged.
Ordered, That Mr. Prideaux do draw up an Order
concerning the melting down such of the Bells in the
Cathedral at Exon, as may be spared; the making use
of Part of the Cathedral to be a Magazine of Victuals
for the Poor, the suspending the Exercise of Singing
Service during these troublesome Times.
Erecting a Mint at Exeter.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety of the
Tower do confer and consult with the Officers and Moneyers of the Minte in the Tower, concerning the Translating or Erecting of a Mint in the City of Exon.
Answer from Lords.
Sir H. Vane reports, That the Lords (as to the Orders
carried up by him Yesterday) did return this Answer,
That they would send Answer unto them by Messengers
of their own.
Message to Lords.
Sir Wm. Armyn went up to the Lords, to desire an
Answer to the Orders carried up Yesterday by Sir H.
Vane junior, and Mr. Pym; and likewise to the Votes
concerning the Master of the Rolls; and to desire them
to expedite the Answer to his Majesty's Declaration
touching the Commission of Array.
Sir Wm. Armyn brings Answer, That the Lords do
assent unto all the Orders brought up Yesterday unto
them by Sir H. Vane and Mr. Pym: But as to the Votes
concerning the Master of the Rolls, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Dionis Back Church Lecturer.
Whereas it appears by a Petition this Day presented
from the Churchwarden, and other Parishioners, of the
Parish of Dionis Back Church, London, That, according
to an Order of Vestry, made with the Consent and Allowance of George Hume, the Rector of the said Parish,
that the Petitioners made Choice of William Belcher
Clerk, an orthodox Divine, to be their Lecturer: And
that the said Mr. Hume refuseth the said Lecturer to
perform his Office, according to the said Choice: It is
Ordered, That the said Mr. Belcher be recommended to
the said Parishioners: And that the said Rector do
permit him the Use of his Pulpit, and the free Exercise
of his Function, as Lecturer, without any Molestation or
Declaration in answer to the King.
Mr. Glyn, according to Order, presented the Declaration, in Answer to his Majesty's late Declaration, set
forth presently, upon the late Battle at Edgehill: The
which was read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent up to the Lords for
Popish Commanders in King's Army.
Ordered, That a Catalogue of the Names of the Popish
Commanders in the King's .... be printed with this Declaration: And that Mr. Glyn shall.... the Motives that
induced both Houses to make the Resolution of never
consenting to any Toleration of the Popish Religion in
any of his Majesty's Dominions.
Sufferers by Plunder.
Whereas this House is informed, That Mr. Bayles, of
Witham, in the County of Essex, Esquire, is plundered
by divers ill-disposed Persons in that County, and his
Goods taken from him by Force: It is this Day Ordered
by the Commons House of Parliament, That all such
Goods taken from the said Mr. Bailes, in whose Custody
or Possession soever they be, being found by the said
Mr. Bailes, or any employed by him, and Denial made
of Restitution, upon Sight hereof; that then it shall be
lawful for them, or any of them, to search for, and seize,
any of the said Goods so taken away as aforesaid; or
any Horses or Cattle taken away by Force from the said
Mr. Bailes, by Soldiers, or any other Persons ill-disposed:
And all Constables, and other Officers, and all other his
Majesty's People, are hereby required to be aiding and
assisting to the said Mr. Bailes, or such as he shall appoint, in searching for, and seizing his said Goods, in
what Place soever the said Goods are, or are justly
suspected to be.
Mr. Whitlocke, Mr. Holby, Mr. Powell, to have the
Ordered, That the like Order be made for all other
Persons that have been plundered by the King's Forces,
or any others.
Reflections on Parliament, &c.
Resolved, &c. That Wm. Hall shall be forthwith sent
for, as a Delinquent, for speaking of scandalous Words
against the Parliament, and running away from his
The Question being put, Whether Sir Tho. Barrington
should now report the Conference had with the Lords
the other Day;
The House was divided.
||Tellers for the Yea, 30.
|Sir W. Allison,
||Tellers for the Noe, 29.
Whereupon Sir Tho. Barrington reported, That the
Lord Manchester did express, That, not many Days
since he had received an Order of Association for several
Counties, under the Command of the Lord Gray, General: That the Lords thought it to be a Diminution of
the Power of their Ordinance for Lord Lieutenants of
those Counties; for that he had Power to lead Men out
of those Counties, notwithstanding their Power: But,
because the Work may not be hindered, they were content to surrender up their Commissions; and desire, that
this Power granted to the Lord Gray may be subordinate
to the Lord General the Earl of Essex.
Mr. Whitlocke reports the Second Part of the Conference: That it was concerning the Letter Office: That
it had long depended in the House of Peers; it concerned
a Person of Honour, and one that had expressed much
Affection to the Commonwealth: That he delivered
Three Papers of Orders concerning this Business; and
One of the Orders (said to be an Order of this House)
which doth cross an Order made by their Lordships
concerning the Letter Office: And an Affidavit also was
delivered by his Lordship. That the Lords desired this
House to give their speedy Resolutions herein, because
it concerned a Person of so much Honour.
Ordered, That the first Part of this Report, concerning the Association, shall be taken into Consideration
To-morrow Morning, the first Business.