Die Sabbati, 5 Novembris, 1642.
SIR Wm. Massam is appointed to return Thanks to
Mr. Newcomen, for his great Pains taken in the Sermon he this Day preached at St. Margarett's, at the
Intreaty of this House; and to desire him forthwith to
print his Sermon; and to give a Copy of it to the Committee for Religion; that, when they shall have Liberty to
sit, they may consider by it, how to prepare and provide
for the Extirpation of Popery.
That he may have the usual Privilege for Printing his
Cart, &c. stayed.
Ordered, That the Cart, and Five Horses, and Two
Saddle Naggs, of * *, may be stayed till this House
take farther Order.
..Glyn, ..Wentworth, ..Bampfield, ..Mildmay,
..Strickland, ..Whittlock, ..Solicitor, ..Prideaux,
This Committee, or any Three of them, are presently
to withdraw, to consider how the Capuchin Friars may be
speedily conveyed out of this Kingdom; and how the
Convent may be demolished; and all the superstitious
Materials, Pictures, or other such Matters, taken down,
defaced, and demolished.
Ordered, That the One hundred Twenty-three Pounds
Sixteen Shillings and Six Pence, taken from Owen
Williams, a Drover at Northampton, and stayed in the
Hands of the Committees, be forthwith delivered again
Mr. Whitlock, Mr. Millington, Serjeant Wilde, are
appointed to prepare an Order to enable the Lord Say
to defend Canbury Castle, being his Inheritance; and to
declare that if any Man shall attempt to pull down the
said Castle, in Obedience to the Command of a Warrant
under his Majesty's Hand to this Purpose, or any other
Command whatsoever, that the said Lord Say shall have
Recompence and Satisfaction out of their Estates.
Examination of Ratcliffe, &c.
Ordered, That the Examination and Consideration of
Sir Alexander Ratcliffe, and his Two Servants, and of all
Matters concerning them, be referred to the Committee
Mr. Constantine presented an Order concerning the
Preventing the ill-affected Army to take up Horses in
the Counties where they pass: The which was read; and
recommitted to the same Committee.
Letter from the King.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whitfield, 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 a Letter
that they have received from Secretary Nicholas, directed
to the Speaker of their House.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
This House has considered their Lordships Message;
and will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
..Glyn, ..Wilde, ..Pym, are appointed Reporters
of this Conference.
Mr. Pym reported, That at this Conference that they
had a Letter from his Majesty: The which was read at
the Conference; and afterwards here.
And then Mr. Pym said, The Lord Gray told them,
That the Lords had referred this Letter unto the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom.
To the Right Honourable the Lord Gray, Speaker of
the House of Peers, pro tempore.
His Majesty hath commanded me, in Answer of your
Lordships, of the Third present, to signify to you, that he
always hath been, and is still, ready to receive the humble
Petitions of either or both Houses of Parliament; and
shall take Order, that a Committee of Lords and Commons may pass and repass to him, with the Petition of
both Houses, as is desired; so as the said Committee consist of Persons that have not been, by his Majesty, either
by Name declared Traitors; or otherwise, in some of
his Declarations or Proclamations, excepted against by
Name, with his Intention declared to proceed against
them as Traitors; and so as the said Committee come not
with more than Thirty Persons in their Company, and
give Notice beforehand of their Coming: And, for the
said Committee's better Security, his Majesty upon the
Receipt of their Names, will give a Safe Conduct for
them, under his Hand and Signet.
This being all I have in Command to deliver to your
Lordship, I humbly rest,
Your Lordship's most humble Servant,
Redings, 4° Novembris,
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
Protest and Declare against any such Message as This,
as being absolutely against the Privilege of Parliament, to
admit of any Exception to any Member of either House,
for Carrying of any Message from the Parliament to his
Majesty, being required by Direction of both or either
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Letter from
Secretary Nicholas, to the Speaker of the House of Peers,
shall be referred to the Committee for the Safety of the
Kingdom: And they are to present their Resolutions
what they think fit to be done upon it, this Afternoon at
House to sit.
Resolved, &c. That the House doth sit this Afternoon
at Four Clock.
THE humble Petition of Roger Vivian, Merchant,
committed Prisoner to Crosbye House, London, for refusing to lend upon the Propositions, in this Time of
common and imminent Danger, being this Day read:
And it being affirmed by divers Members of the House,
that he is a Man well-affected, and willing to contribute;
It is Ordered, upon the Question, That the said Roger
Vivian be forthwith released.
Upon the humble Petition of Wm. Baker, Citizen and
Merchant of London, secured in Crosbye House.
It is Ordered, That the said Mr. Baker be forthwith
Ordered, That the Execution of the Warrant for sending
for Sir Edw. Spencer, as a Delinquent, for not sending his
Horse, upon the Warrants of the Deputy Lieutenants, be
respited till Tuesday Morning.
Search for Arms, &c.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Francklyn and Sir Wm. Roberts
do forthwith take Care, that the House of Sir Edw.
Spence's be searched for Ordnance, and Pieces of Artillery; and, if they shall find any, to seize them, and
secure them: And likewise to take Notice what other
Arms or Ammunition is in his House.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Francklyn shall seize the Ordnance in the Military Yard in Westminster, and take them
out of his Custody, where now they are; and dispose of
them for the Service and Defence of these Parts.
Ordered, That Mr. Holland and Mr. Rous do prepare
an Order, to injoin the Master and Council of the Court
of Wards, to give Order to the Receiver of the said
Court, to issue out to Mr. Holland Eight hundred
Pounds, for the younger Children, of his Majesty's
Monthly Assignment: And likewise Seven hundred
Pounds to my Lord Say, which he had formerly disbursed
for the King's Children.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Navy, to consider of setting forth Two Ships upon the
Western Coasts, for Guard of those Coasts, against the
Committee to the King.
The Question was propounded, Whether this ensuing
Question should be now put.
It passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Names of those
Four Gentlemen formerly nominated in this House, shall
be sent unto his Majesty for a Safe Conduct.
Mr. Pym went up to the Lords to acquaint them; That
this House had resolved, That the Names of these Four
Gentlemen formerly named by this House, viz. Lord
Wenman, Mr. Peirpoint, Sir Jo. Hippisley, and Sir Jo.
Evelyn of Wiltes, should be sent unto his Majesty for a
Safe Conduct; and to desire, that if they should resolve
upon any in Their House, that they would take Care that
the Names of the Members of both Houses might be
forthwith sent away to his Majesty for a Safe Conduct.
House to meet.
Ordered, That the House meet To-morrow, at Eight
of the Clock: And that Sir Thomas Barrington do move
the Lords, that they would do the like, if it may stand
with their Conveniency.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety of the
Kingdom be injoined to attend the House To-morrow at
Eight of the Clock; to let the House know whether there
be any urgent Occasion for the House to sit To-morrow;
that otherwise the House may rise, and go to Church.
Defence of London, &c.
Ordered, That Sir Peter Wentworth and Mr. Holland
do know of Serjeant Major Skippon, whether the Fortification and the Works made for the Defence of the Cities
of London and Westminter be sufficient and good, and
made according to his Directions.
Lords will sit.
Sir Tho. Barrington brings Answer, That the Lords
will sit To-morrow at Eight.