Die Sabbati, 28 Januarii, 1642.
Sezing Horses, &c.
ORDERED, That Dr. Hughes, a Popish Recusant,
lately come from the King's Army, who has Horses
fit for Service, be seized and apprehended, he and his
Horses, presently: And that Captain Thompson do give
his Assistance to the Serjeant and his Deputy, for
Seizing of these Horses: And that Captain Thomson have
the Horses to recruit his Troop, if he have a Warrant
from the General for Recruiting.
Defaulters in Southwarke.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Defaulters in
Southwarke be referred to the Committee for Informations; And that Captain Moore and the Defaulters, be
sent for to attend that Committee, to answer their Neglect and Contempt of the Ordinance of Parliament, in
not doing their Duty in the Borough, and in the Forts
and Works there.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde called to the Chair:
And the Grand Committee fell into the Consideration
of Raising of Monies.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Charge against Lord Mayor.
My Lord Mayor informed the House, That he was
come to clear himself from an high Charge, laid upon
him in his Majesty's late Letter and Declaration to the
Sheriffs, and Masters and Wardens of the several, Halls;
That there came a Stationer unto him; and told him,
That one Andreas Palecologus, a Grecian, could tell one
that could witness against another the Words charged by
his Majesty in his said Declaration, upon the Lord
Mayor, He encouraged him; and told him, That he
did his Duty, and the Part of a good Subject; and gave
him Directions to bring in the Information (the Informer
living out of his Jurisdiction); And that since he never
heard more of the Business.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to prepare
Heads for a Conference, upon his Majesty's late Letter
and Declaration to the Sheriffs, to examine the Matter of
the Charge laid upon the Lord Mayor in the said Declaration; and likewise to consider of my Lord Mayor's
Answer to the said Charge.
Ordered, That the like Order concerning the Government of the Company of Watermen, as was made last
Year, be renewed this Year: And that my Lord Mayor
take Notice of it; and give Order that all the Members
of that Company be conformable to that Order.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Lord Mayor, to
consider, What Rate is fit to be set upon Newcastle Coals,
both withing his Jurisdiction and without; and to present
a Certificate of the Rate to the House, that it may be
considered of and confirmed by both Houses: And that,
in the mean time, the Woodmongers, and all other Retailers of Coals, shall not sell any Newcastle Coals at
above Two and Twenty Shillings the Chaidron at the
Wharf: And that the Wharfingers shall not exceed the
usual Rate for Carrying of Coals.
It is farther Ordered, That it be referred to the Lord
Mayor, to consider by what Warrant the Coals were
transported to Lisbourne.
It is likewise Ordered, That no Coals shall be transported from London into Foreign Parts, until the House
take farther Order.
Sheriff of Essex.
Ordered, That Mr. Smyth, the late Sheriff of the
County of Essex, shall continue in the Execution of that
Place in that County, until the House take farther Order:
And that, for his so doing, he shall be saved harmless
by Authority of both Houses; And that Sir Ben. Ayloffic,
the Sheriff now nominated, do bring in his Commission:
And that he do execute nothing upon it.
Proceedings concerning Sir Charles Berkeley.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Rob. Riche and
Sir Charles Berkeley, a Prisoner in the Tower, has
petitioned the House of Peers, that for the Preservation
and Recovery of his Health, he may be removed to the
House of Mr. Kirke in Westminster, upon good Bail to
be a true Prisoner: The Lords are inclinable to grant his
Request; and desire this House to concur with them
therein; and desire that, when this House has perused
the Petition, they would return it.
The Question being put, for concurring with the Lords
in the Removing of Sir Charles Berkeley from the Tower
to Mr. Kirke's House in Westminster;
It passed with the Negtative.
Ordered, That an Answer shall be returned to this
Message at a Conference: And that One Head of the
Conference shall be, That if Sir Charles Barkeley will first
petition his Majesty for an Exchange, that this House
will willingly condescend thereunto; and to desire the
Lords, that no Petition may be received from any Prisoner
that is committed or taken upon levying War against the
Parliament, until he has first petitioned his Majesty for
an Exchange: And likewise to represent unto the Lords
the Danger that might ensue to the Western Counties, if
this Gentleman should be released at this time.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered-their Lordships Message; and will
send Answer by Messengers of their own, speedily.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whittfield and
The Lords desire a present Conference by Committees
of both Houses, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand
with the Conveniency of this House, concerning the Earl
of Leicester, and the Irishe Affairs; touching the Spanish
Ambassador's Request concerning the Cochineal; and
concerning a Message lately sent to this House, touching
Mr. Garrett, Master of the Charter-house, and one
Mr. Long is appointed to go up to the Lords, to desire,
That, at this Conference, this House might deliver something concerning Sir Charles Berkeley's Petition.
Sir Walth. Erle and Mr. Rous are appointed Managers
of That Part of the Conference desired of this Side.
Mr. Pym, Sir Jo. Clotworthy, and Mr. Goodwyn, are
appointed Reporters of the Conference desired by the
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and will
give a present Meeting as is desired.
A Letter, of the Twenty-fourth of January, from one
Adam Copinger to Mr. Coke of Fanchurchstreet, an Apothecary, One of the Assessors appointed by Ordinance of
Parliament; abusing him with foul Language, for Service
done by him, in pursuance of that Ordinance; was this
Person sent for.
It was thereupon Resolved, &c. That Adam Coppinger
shall be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House.
Lord Lieut. of Ireland.
Mr. Goodwyn reports the First Part of the Conference
with the Lords:
That the Lords did desire to refresh the Memories of
this House with the Heads of a Conference formerly
had with this House, touching the Lord Lieutenant of
Ireland; How they had then moved this House to join
with the Lords in a Desire unto his Majesty that if he had
any Crime to object against my Lord Lieutenant, or that
he conceived him unable, or any Incapacity in him, that
he would be pleased to discover it; else that he would
dispatch him presently away; or otherwise that he would
name some other, whom both Houses might confide in;
or else that both Houses must give over the Care of the
Management of these Affairs.
Mr. Pym reported the Part of the Conference concerning the Conchineal:
That the Spanish Ambassador had presented his Requests to their House, touching That Business, the which
they formerly sent down to this House: The Spanish Ambassador presses a Dispatch, having kept a Messenger
many Days here, expressly to carry the Answer of both
Houses to that Business.
Proceedings against Davies.
He likewise reported That Part that concerns Lieutenant Davies:
That, by a legal Proceeding, according to the Statutes
of Sutton's Hospital he had been sentenced to be expelled:
That, notwithstanding, in favour unto him, they had sent
Order to the Master to suspend the Execution of that
Sentence for a time: That, in that Interim, fresh Complaints of Misdemeanors, and of Words, very disgraceful, spoken by him against my Lord General, were proved
against him upon Oath: And therefore they desired this
House would concur, that the Sentence for his Expulsion
might stand, and be executed upon him.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for
Dispatches to take into Consideration That Part of the
Report which concerns the Master of the Charter-house
and Lieutenant Davys, and the Writings sent down therewith; and to report their Opinions to this House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Navy to consider of that Part of the Report which concerns the Spanish Ambassador and the Conchineal, and of
the Writings sent down with the same; and to report their
Opinions to this House. And have Power to send for
Parties, Witnesses, &;c.
Ordered, That the Committee for Informations shall
have Power to commit Mr. Cofer to such Prisons as they
please, if they find Cause.
Earl of Leicester.
The Questions being put, Whether this House shall
concur with the Lords in this Report concerning the
Earl of Leicester;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went out: And
The Noes stayed within.
|Sir Jo. Clatworthy,
||Tellers for the Yea: 34.
|Sir Hen. Vane, and
||Tellers for the Noe: 38
|Sir Wm. Armyn,
The Question was carried with the Negative.
Seizing Money, &c.
WHEREAS upon Information given to the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom, That divers Sums
of Money were secretly conveyed into the House of Sir
Wm. Acton, to be there kept till an Opportunity happened
to convey the same to Oxford, to supply the Army there,
raised against the Parliament; the said Committee did
grant their Warrants to Colonel John Moore, to enter into
the House of the said Sir Wm. Acton, and to search for
the said Monies: And whereas the said Colonel Moore, in
Obedience to the said Order, did go to make a Search
accordingly; but found Opposition and Resistance by
some unknown Persons, in the said House: It is this Day
Ordered, by the Commons House of Parliament That the
Lord Mayor, and the Sheriffs of the City of London, be
desired forthwith to give their best Assistance to the said
Colonel Moore, with such a Guard as they think fit; to
enter the House of the said Sir Wm. Acton; and to seize
all such Monies, Plate, and Arms, as they find therein;
and to apprehend such Persons as are in the said House;
And likewise to search the adjoining Houses to the said
Sir Wm. Acton's House: And for so doing this shall be
Given under my Hand this 28th Day of January 1642.
To the Lord Mayor and
Sheriffs of the City of