Die Lunæ, 28 Novembris, 1642.
Pass for Warrant to Morrison.
ORDERED, That Mr. Morrison shall have Mr.
Speaker's Warrant to transport Himself, and Two
Trunks, to Northampton.
Prisoner discharged, &c.
Ordered, That Robert Clerke be forthwith discharged
from his Imprisonment: And that he be sent, together
with his Petition, to my Lord General.
Proceedings concerning Trussells, &c.
Mr. Corbett reports from the Committee, the Case of
Mr. Trussells, Mr. Bradborne, Mr. Halstead, Mr. Price,
and Mr. Humble's going to Oxford, and to the King's
Army; and coming along with the King's Army to
Hounsloe-heath, upon the Saturday when the King's
Forces came to Brentford; and then came to Mr. Pitts
his House to Harrow on the Hill, and there stayed Three
or Four Days a birding. - Bradborne is still in the King's
Army: Halsteed has an House not far from Reading; and
is there, and entertains the King's Forces there.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Trussell shall
be forthwith discharged from any farther Restraint.
Resolved, That Mr. Humble shall be forthwith committed a Prisoner to Winchester House, there to remain
during the Pleasure of the House.
Ordered, That Mr. Edw. Bedwell shall be nominated
and appointed Captain of the Volunteers raised, or to be
raised, within the Town of Ipswich; and to draw them
forth, and arm them, upon all Occasions, and employ
them for the Defence and Safety of the County; and to
nominate all his Officers under him: And that he be hereby authorized and injoined to search and visit all Ships
or Vessels that shall either come into that Port, or into
the Port of Harwich, or pass by either of them.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Fortifying Langor Pointe, &c.
Ordered, That Captain Sussex Camock be forthwith sent
for, to give an Account what he has done with the Monies
that he has received, to be employed in the fortifying of
Langor Pointe, and the Forts at Harwich; and likewise
to give an Account wherefore he suffered the Ship laden
with Ammunition to slip away.
And it is farther Ordered, That Mr. Squire Bence be
forthwith sent down thither: And that Mr. Camock do
pay unto him, upon Account, the Residue of the Monies
remaining in his Hands to be employed by him for the
Defence of that Place, and the Forts of Harwich: And
that he be hereby authorized to call in such Men, Mariners, or others, as he shall think fit, for the Defence of
the said Forts, and to command the said Men: And the
Bailiffs of Ipswich, and Mayor of Harwich, are hereby
required to give him their best Assistance herein.
Persons opposing the Militia.
Upon a Letter from divers of the Deputy Lieutenants
of the County of Gloucester, dated from Cirencester,
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Rich.
Dacre Baronet, Sir H. Fred. Thinne, Sir Robert Points,
Tho. Veale, and Humphrey Hooke, Esquires, shall be forthwith sent for, as Delinquents, for opposing, and shewing
themselves obstinate to, the Ordinance of Militia.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
nominate and allow of Tho. Sadler, James Beverley, and
Humphry Monox, Esquires, to be Deputy Lieutenants in
the County of Bedford.
Resolved, That this House doth nominate and allow
of Mr. Anth. Luther, to be Deputy Lieutenant of the
County of Essex.
Habeas Corpus, &c.
Ordered, That the Judges in the King's Bench be
moved to grant an Habeas Corpus, returnable immediately, for Mr. Turton, High Constable in the County of
Stafford; and likewise for Certioraries to remove the
Indictments, if there be any: And that the Gaolers do
send up the Prisoners to this House, to answer such
Matters as shall be objected against them, here.
The like Order for divers Persons named by Mr.
Blakiston. He is to give in the Names of them.
Thory's, &c. Sequestration.
Ordered, That the Offices of Tho. Thory and Tho.
Houghton, Customers in the Port of Boston be sequestred
into the Hands of Rich. Westland, and Thomas Tooly; to
receive the Profits of those Places; and to be accountable
to the House for them: And the said Tho. Thory and
Tho. Haughton, their Deputies, Agents, and Assignees,
are hereby enjoined to deliver up to the said Rich. Westland and Tho. Tooly the Seals of the said Office and
Books, and other Things thereunto appertaining.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Fotherby, Dr. Blechenden, and
Mr. Painter, committed Prisoners to Winchester House,
by a former Order of this House, and released by a Warrant from the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom,
be forthwith remanded to Prison to Winchester House:
And the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom is to
take Care herein.
Committee for Customers.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Customers, to consider of employing of somebody else to
the several Ports, in regard that this House is informed,
That Mr. Rich. Ward, who the House understands to be
employed in that Service, is a Malignant, as the House
is very well informed.
Committee for Safety of the Kingdom.
The Question being propounded, Whether any Question should be put, concerning the Appointing a Day to
debate the Conveniences and Inconveniences of continuing the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom;
It passed with the Negative.
Ordered, That Mr. Ashe do inform the Committee for
the Customs the like Information that he informed this
House with, concerning the Customers giving large Bills
Loan from Citizens.
An Order to secure such Monies as shall be advanced
by the Citizens, upon the Ordinance passed last Saturday,
was read; and by Vote upon the Question, assented
unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their
Message to Lords.
Mr. Strode carried up to the Lords the aforesaid Order:
The Order concerning the Receivers of the King's Revenue not to issue out any Monies, but by Warrant from
both Houses: The Order for Mr. Bedwell to be Captain
of the Volunteers in the Town of Ipswich: The Addition
of Deputy Lieutenants to the Counties of Bedford and
Letter from the King.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
The Lords have sent to this House these Letters, in
Answer to the Message lately sent to his Majesty: And
they desire, after Perusal, that the Original may be
returned unto them.
The Message was read.
Mr. Strode brings Word, The Lords are up.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde reports from the Committee, the
Business concerning the Election and Nomination of
Sheriffs, as now they are elected and nominated.
Ordered, That the several Persons nominated by his
Majesty to be Sheriffs, and such as shall undertake upon
them to execute the same Place upon the said Nomination,
be summoned in safe Custody to attend the House: And
that the Deputy Lieutenants and Committees of the
several Counties be required to take Care for the Sending
of them up accordingly.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Rous, Mr. White, Mr. Buller, Mr.
Gourdon, are appointed to take Care for Sending for those
That the Members that serve for the several Counties
do send Copies of this Order to the Committees and
Deputy Lieutenants in the several Counties.
The Names of the several Sheriffs were read out of the
printed Paper; and so one by one ordered to be summoned
in safe Custody, except Sir Benjamin Aylett.
Provisions for Army.
Mr. Pym presented from the Army an Order concerning Provisions to be provided in the several Counties for
Supply of Horse Meat, and Man's Meat: The which was
re-committed to Mr. Pym, to bring it in To-morrow
Norfolk, &c. Association.
An Order of Association of the Counties of Norfolk,
Suffolk, Essex, Cambridge, Herts, and the County and
City of Norwich, was this Day read, but not put to the
Question, till the Earl of Warwick be spoken with: And
Kent, &c. Association.
Ordered, That the like Association be made for Kent,
Surrey and Sussex: And the Earl of Northumberland to
be nominated to have the chief Command.
Gloucester, &c. Association.
An Association, signed at the City of Bathe, the 19th
Day of October, made and undertaken by divers Gentlemen of the Counties of Gloucester, Somersett, and
Wiltess, for their several and respective Counties, was
this Day read: And
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That this House
doth allow and approve of the Resolutions of those Gentlemen and Counties, to associate themselves, for the
mutual Defence of one another, and of their Counties:
And it is referred to Mr. Hill.. draw up the Form of an
Association for those Counties.
That whereas Five hundred Pounds ought to be paid
to Mr. Baron Henden, out of the Respites of Homage:
It is Ordered, That the Parties and Officers that ought to
pay those Monies, do detain the same in their Hands,
until this House take farther Order: And it is referred
to the Committee for his Majesty's Revenue, to see this
Order put in Execution.
Ordered, That Henry Younger, a common Soldier,
under the Command of Captain James Euers, in the
Regiment of Colonel Browne, and now a Prisoner in the
New Prison, be forthwith discharged.
K. Charles' Hospital, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Bell shall deduct out of the Monies
gathered upon the Assessment for setting up Posts and
Chains, in the Parish of Westminster, the Fifty Pounds,
which he borrowed out of the Stock of King Charles his
Hospital, in Tuthill Fields, and lend to the Churchwardens to begin this Work, and pay it over to Mr.
Martin, Treasurer of the said Hospital: And that he do
pay over the Residue to the present Churchwardens of
the said Parish: And they to give a Receipt for the Whole.
Defaulters in Assessments.
And it is farther Ordered, That the Petty Constables
of the said Parish do deliver over unto the Committee
for Dispatches, on Thursday next, by Ten of Clock, the
Names of such Inhabitants who have not as yet paid the
several Assessments, towards the Work before mentioned,
with their several Answers.
Warrant to Stouden.
Ordered, That Mrs. Mary Stouden shall have Mr.
Speaker's Warrant to pass up and down, safely and
freely, without any Interruption or Seizing of her Horses.
Sir F. Williamson, &c.
Ordered, That the Informations sent from the Army,
concerning Sir Fr. Williamson, &c. be referred to the
Committee for Dispatches, where Mr. Prideaux has the
THE Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled,
taking into Consideration the great Necessity of speedy
Levying a considerable Sum of Money, for the Carrying
on the great Affairs of this Kingdom, assaulted by the
subtle Endeavours of many Enemies, both at home and
abroad; and having, for this Purpose, lately passed an
Ordinance of Parliament, for the Assessing of such Persons, in a fit Proportion, who have not as yet contributed
upon the Propositions of both Houses; notwithstanding
which, a timely Provision of Monies cannot be made, unless some well-affected Persons shall, upon the Credit of
the said Ordinance, presently advance a considerable Sum
of Money; for the better Encouragement thereof, and
of such Persons, and for their Security in the punctual
Reimbursement of their Monies they shall now lend:
The said Lords and Commons do Ordain and Declare,
and be it Ordained and Declared, That all such Persons
as aforesaid, who shall advance present Monies upon the
Credit of the aforesaid Ordinance, shall herein perform
a very acceptable Service to the Parliament and Kingdom; and shall be repaid all such Sum or Sums of
Monies, so advanced upon the Credit of the Ordinance
aforesaid, so soon as the Monies coming in upon the said
Ordinance, shall enable thereunto. And to the end the
said Monies arising from the aforesaid Ordinance, be by
no means diverted, it is farther Ordained, by the said
Lords and Commons, That the Treasurers appointed for
the Subscriptions of Money and Plate, in Guildhall,
London, shall receive the said Monies, and give Acquittances for the same; and detain, deposited in their Hands,
so much of the Monies arising upon the foresaid Ordinance, as will satisfy and discharge all such Loan of
Monies upon the Credit of the said Ordinance, which
shall be advanced for the present Occasions of the Parliament and Kingdom: And the said Treasurers shall be
hereby farther authorized to issue out the Monies so deposited in their Hands, to all such Persons, severally and
respectively, as shall now lend the same as aforesaid, upon
the Warrant of the Committee of Lords and Commons,
or any Three or more of them, who are appointed for
the Advance of the said Monies: And the said Committee are hereby authorized to grant out their Warrants,
from time to time, for the Purpose aforesaid: And are
to take Care that this Ordinance be punctually performed,
according to the true Intent thereof.
Pickeringe's Mission to Scotland.
An Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, concerning
John Pickeringe Esquire.
WHEREAS we the Lords and Commons, in the
Parliament of England assembled, have appointed and
authorized John Pickeringe Esquire to repair into the
Kingdom of Scotland; and there to negotiate divers
Businesses of Importance, concerning the Good of this
Kingdom, and the Kingdom of Ireland, and the Preservation of the Peace and Amity betwixt the Two Nations
of England and Scotland: We do hereby desire the
States of that Kingdom of Scotland, the Lords of his
Majesty's Secret Council, all Judges, Magistrates, and
other Officers, and all the rest of our Brethren of that
Nation, whom it may concern, to farther and assist the
said John Pickeringe, in Prosecution of the Business
aforementioned, and such other Instructions as he shall,
from time to time, receive from us; and him to protect
and defend from all Impeachment, Hindrance, and Disturbance, during his Abode there, or in his Travel, or
Passage, from Place to Place in that Kingdom, or Return
Merchant Adventurers Loan.
Whereas the Fellowship of Merchant Adventurers of
England, residing in London, did at the Desire of this
House (as appears by an Order of the Two-and-twentieth
of July last) consent to forbear Forty thousand Pounds of
the Seventy thousand Pounds they were then to receive,
out of the First Payment of the Four hundred thousand
Pounds granted by Act of Parliament; upon which this
House did give Order to stop them in their Receipts, at
the Chamber of London, after they had received Twenty
thousand Pounds; and assigned the Scotch Commissioners
to receive Forty thousand Pounds, which is now almost
paid them: It is this Day Ordered, by the Commons in
Parliament, That the said Fellowship shall proceed in the
Receipt of Ten thousand Pounds more, together with
Two thousand Pounds for Interest of the Fifty thousand
Pounds, due unto the same Fellowship, upon Ordinance
of both Houses of Parliament, dated the Twentieth of
May last: And, hereby, the Lord Mayor of the City of
London, the Chamberlain, and the rest of the Commissioners for the Receipt of the Four hundred thousand
Pounds, lately passed by Act of Parliament, are required
and authorized to pay the said Twelve thousand Pounds