Die Lunæ, videlicet, 18 die Julii.
The Lord Kymbolton was appointed to be Speaker
A Letter from the Earl of Warwicke was read, dated
the 17th July, 1642, directed to the Speaker of this
House. (Here enter it.)
Next, a Copy of a Letter was read, which he sent to
the King, 5 July, 1642.
Next, the Answer to the Earl of Warwicke was read,
written by Mr. Secretary Nicholas, from the King, 13
Mr. Waters's Letter to Mr. Slyngsby.
Earl of Warwick's Letter to the Speaker, complaining that he is proclaimed Traitor for obeying the Parliament, and desiring a Supply of Victuals for the Fleet.
My very good Lord,
I wrote to His Majesty, upon His sending me my
Discharge from the Command of the Fleet (a Copy
of which Letter I send your Lordship here inclosed),
and sent it in a Letter to Mr. Secretary Nicholas, to
desire him to deliver it. I send your Lordship likewise his Answer, wherein your Lordship may see,
that obeying the Parliament is counted High Treason; a Doctrine I never heard of till this Parliament.
I hope your Lordship will have a Care that we be
supplied with Victuals and Necessaries for the Fleet;
and I make no Doubt we shall do our Parts, to make
His Majesty and all the World see we desire nothing
more than His Protection, and His Parliament and
Kingdom's; for which End we were set out to Sea,
and to which End all our Aims and Actions shall
tend, to the last Drop of our Bloods.
Our Victuals spend apace, and the Merchants Ships
were entertained for Six or Eight Months, but were
to have Warning at Five, if for Eight Months; this
Month that Warning must be, that they may provide
themselves for it: Therefore I desire to know the
Parliament's Pleasure in it speedily, and that (fn. *) they
would take Order with Mr. Greene, the Chairman for
that Business, to give them Warning from the House
of Commons, and to provide speedily Victuals for us,
and Money, which we hear not of yet.
I send your Lordship here inclosed a Letter, which
I intercepted going to Captain Slyngsbie from his Lieutenant Waters; your Lordship may see what Advices
they give one to another.
I shall send Captain Slynsgby and Captain Wake up
to the Parliament, as soon as I get Opportunity by
Sea; since by Land the Sheriffs hath refused to assist
Mr. Maxwell's Deputy, according to your Order.
I send with these, to Mr. Pym, Letters that I
received this Morning from our Captains in the
North, but have no Time to send a Duplicate to your
Lordship; but have desired him to communicate
them with your Lordship, and that speedy Supply of
small Barks be sent for Humber, and Order from the
House of Commons for the re-victualing of our Fleet.
I humbly beseech your Lordship to communicate my
Letters to them, as I am sure they will with you; and
be pleased to take us into your Care, that are made
Traitors for obeying your Commands. And so, praying to God to bless your Counsels, I rest
From abroad The James, in The Downes, this 17th July, 1642.
"Your Lordship's to be commanded,
Persons attached at Lincoln, by Warrant from the King, for exercising the Militia there.
The Lord Willoughby of Parham informed this House
of a Warrant sent from the King, to attach Two Persons
at Lyncolne, that had exercised the Militia there, and
that they were carried to Beverley. The said Warrant
was read. (Here enter it.)
Ordered, To be communicated to the House of
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
the Master of the Rolls and Dr. Heath:
To deliver to the House of Commons the Letters received from the Earl of Warwicke; and to desire a Conference, touching a Warrant of His Majesty's, sent into
The King's Warrant.
Whereas We are credibly informed, that Wm.
Watson, Alderman of Our City of Lyncolne, and
Ames, one of Our Sheriffs of Our said City,
have, by the Colour of a Warrant and Direction from
the Lord Willoughby of Parham, (fn. *) or otherwise, put
in Execution the pretended Ordinance of Parliament
concerning the Militia, contrary to Our express Command, declared by Our late Proclamation; We do
therefore hereby expressly charge you to make your
immediate Repair to the Place of Abode, or to any
other Place where you shall understand of the present being of the said Watson and Ames, whom you
are to apprehend, and bring in safe Custody before
Us, or Our Privy Council, to answer their Disturbance
of Our said Command; willing and commanding all
Our Sheriffs, Mayors, Bailiffs, Constables, Headboroughs, and all other Our Officers and loving Subjects whom it may concern, to aid and assist you in the
due Execution of this Our Warrant, as they tender
the Peace of Our Kingdom, and will answer the contrary at their Perils; and for so doing, this shall be
to them and you a sufficient Warrant.
"Given at Our Court at Beverly, 9th July, 1642."
Message from the H. C. for a Conference, about the Safety of the Kingdom.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by the Lord Grey de Groby:
To desire a present Conference, if it may stand with
their Lordships Conveniency, touching the Safety of the
The Answer returned was:
That this House will give a present Conference, as is
desired, in the Painted Chamber.
The Messengers return with this Answer:
Answer from the H. C.
That the House of Commons will give a present Conference, as is desired.
House adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went
to the Conference; which being ended, the House was
Lord Mayor to be brought To-morrow.
Ordered, That a Warrant be sent to the Lieutenant
of The Tower, to bring the Lord Mayor of London to
appear before the Lords in Parliament, To-morrow Morning, at Nine a Clock.
The Lord Kymbolton reported this Conference:
Conference about the Safety of the Kingdom reported.
1. Two Letters concerning Hull; and upon One of
those Letters the House of Commons have made some
Votes, to which they desire their Lordships Concurrence. (Here enter the Votes.)
Treasurers to pay 10,000l. to the Garrison at Hull.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the Treasurers of Money
and Plate brought into the Guildhall, for the raising
of Horse, Men, and Arms, for the Defence of the
King, Parliament, and Kingdom, shall issue out Ten
Thousand Pounds to the Committee of Lords and
Commons for the Defence of the Kingdom, upon
Accompt, for the Payment of the Garrison and Provision of Hull."
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House
of Commons in this Order.
Captains Mowyer and Pigott to be rewarded.
"2. That the Committee of the Lords and Commons
for the Defence of the Kingdom shall be authorized,
from both Houses, to take Notice of the good Service of Captain Mowyer and Captain Piggott, and return them Thanks, and assure them that their Service
shall be acknowledged with some Reward."
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House
of Commons in this Vote, and Orders the same accordingly.
Some Ordnance to be sent back to Hull.
3. Resolved, &c.
"That Six Pieces of the Ordnance that were lately
sent from Hull shall be sent back to Hull; and the
Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom is appointed to take Care hereof."
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House
of Commons in this Resolution, and Orders the same
Captain Horner to be released.
4. Resolved, &c.
"That Captain Horner shall be forthwith released."
Agreed to, and Ordered accordingly.
Lord Brooke to take Forces, to defend the Warwick Magazine.
5. Resolved, &c.
"That the Lord Brooke shall have Authority, from
both Houses, to take such Forces into his Castle at
Warwicke, as he shall think necessary for the Defence
of the Public Magazine there; and that they shall be
paid out of the Subscription-monies of that County,
and that he be desired to advance the Subscriptionmonies there."
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House of
Commons in this Vote, and Orders the same accordingly.
Letter from the Committee at Hull, to the Speaker of the H. C.
"We made bold to inform you how the Condition
of your Affairs stood here, by several Posts; which
we hear are intercepted as they came-down; the last,
by Mr. Leggat, we hope, came to your Hands. We
are here in a very good Condition; the King's Forces
that block us up from Victuals are small and inconsiderable, not above Two Thousand Five Hundred
Horse and Foot; so that, if any Force had been sent
down, we might before this Time have scattered them
all: The Town is plentifully provided of Provisions
of all Sorts: Here is this Day Two Ships come into
the Road, from my Lord of Warwicke. Captain Pigott
did the other Day very remarkable Service; a Vessel
that was carrying Ordnance and Ammunition from
Paul, in Holdernes, unto Lyncolneshire Side, with
Intent there to plant his Ordnance, and so no Ship
should have been able to pass: Three of the Guns
he hath taken aboard; the other Things, with the
Vessel, he hath sunk. Captain Moyer is likewise very
diligent in his Charge; and, with long Boats and
Ketches, doth so scour the River, that the Cavaliers
are glad to ride about. Upon Sunday last, he took
Two Passage Boats upon the River, in which were
divers Gentlemen of Quality, some of which were
going to meet the King at Newarke, and there to
fulfil His Commands, whatsoever they were, as we
believe. One Gentleman there was well known to
some of the House: His Name is Captain Horner;
his Father is a Som'settshire Man, and he was Captain
to Sir Jo. Conyers's Horse Troop. He professed, his
Business in this Country was to a Lady that he is to
marry; and that he was going back to his Father, and
never had a Hand in any Business that concerned the
Parliament; so that he hopes he shall have your
Consent for his Liberty: For the other, you know
in what Capacity such Men pretend to serve the
King, and so the House may consider it accordingly.
The King, we hear, is gone to Newarke; and then it
is said He will for Lyncolne; the Reason may easily
be guessed, they have in Bravadoe burnt off some
Mills that belong to the Town, which, as we hear,
are like to cost my Lord of Newport his Life in a
Ditch, his Horse taking Scare at the Ordnance. Sir,
we are here no Committee; for our Fourth Man, Mr.
Warton, cannot get the Five Mile ridden yet. The
Business may be better done without us, so that we
shall desire the House that we may be discharged from
hence, and put upon some Employment where we
may do them better Service; for the Business here
will be nothing but great Brags. The Townsmen
that are well affected stand with Chearfulness to the
public Defence; the rest we have in Treaty to be
gone. Sir, we will take up your Time no longer,
but to let you know we shall ever remain,
Your Friends and Servants,
Hull, 13 July, 1642.
Jo. Hotham. Peregrine Pelham.
"Sir, We think we have killed a great many these
Three last Nights. If the Business be worth
staying, we desire you would (fn. *) send us a Fourth
Man, although, for your Service, we have
made a Shift with Three."
Sir John Hotham's Letter to Sir Philip Stapleton.
12 July, 1642.
"We are (fn. †) now here debarred from all Manner
of Means of sending to you by Land; and a Necessity there is we should hear from you. We have
not so much of your Money as will pay Monday next,
much of the Two Thousand Pounds you Ordered remaining still at London; my Son, to whom it was delivered, having not been able to find Means to return
it. Our Charge is now more than Five Hundred
Pounds a Week, having much increased our Numbers
by entertaining most of the Town into Pay, who,
for the Generality, we conceive, are now very firm
to us, being much incensed for the burning of their
Mills, and for this new Plot Yesterday discovered to
us, of a certain Design they had, that, (fn. ‡) whilst some
of their Party in the Town should have fired Houses
in divers Parts in the Town, thereby to have diverted
our Soldiers from the Defence of the Wall, they
should have fallen on with all their Force: This, being in due Time discovered to us, we have as yet,
Thanks be to God, prevented. If some speedy
Course be not taken, you will suffer. We have these
Two Nights been in Watch upon the Walls; and I
think, with our Ordnance, done some considerable
Hurt amongst them. My Lord Newport escaped
drowning narrowly; and, as we hear, they were in
some Misorder. We hear you are sending down
more Men to us; which if you do, then you will
conceive the Charge must increase. I shall earnestly
intreat you will not forget nor delay it. I have always professed, without the Soldiers paid, I cannot,
I may not, keep them together. Violence and Rapine,
or feeding them up with Falsehoods, lies not in my
Way; some of which, the Soldiers being not paid,
must follow and be used. Some Provisions of Corn
and Butter taken up for Ireland (Necessity forcing us)
we have stayed here, the Merchant having undertaken to provide as much elsewhere, you paying him
the Money; we shall send you by the next a Particular, the Time being with us so active, that I have
not Leisure to dispatch that yet. There is come into
the Road Two Ships, The Sampson and The Josselyne. Captains Moyer and Pygott have done extraordinary good Service, and helped us much. I desire
some Expressions may come from Parliament of the
Acceptance thereof; and that neither of these may
be sent for away, being that they are now acquainted
with this River, and the best Means of clearing it.
They have mounted some Pieces of one Side of the
River, and have endeavoured to do the like upon the
other Side; but have, by Captain Pigott, been prevented, who hath, after Eighty Shot of Great Ordnance, taken Three of their Pieces. Moyer brought
in Four Gentlemen of Quality, Troopers, with Eleven
good Horses. I pray, with all Expedition dispatch;
for I conceive all your Business, as far as it may have
Relation to the Defence of this Town, is your quick
sending down Money, and in some such Quantity as
we may not be upon a Hazard of disbanding, if any
Mischance should stay your Money. Sir, God assisting, there shall nothing be wanting on my Part, of
the Discharge of that Trust you have imposed upon
me, so far as you shall enable
Your most affectionate Servant,
The Affidavit of Richard Chapman, the Messenger.
Affidavit of the Orders of Impeachment being left with Mr. Hastings, Sir John Bale, and others.
I, Richard Capman, left the Orders of Impeachment, bearing Date the 9th of July 1642, one for
Sir John Bale, which I left with One of his Servants
on Tuesday the 12th of July; and the Order for Sir
Richard Hawford, on the same Day, with Two of
his Servants, being informed neither of these Knights
were at Home. Upon Wednesday, I left the Order of
Impeachment at Mr. Pate's House for him, being
likewise informed that he was not at Home; but I
was informed that he was by others of his Servants;
and, after my departing the House, the Order was by
One of his Servants thrown after me in the Yard.
I left the Order to Mr. Hastings with himself, who
did receive it, and told me the King his Master had
commanded him to yield no Obedience to it, or
Words to that Effect, but to wait upon his Place;
giving threatening Speeches to the Messenger who
did formerly attach him, that it should be the worst
Service that ever he was upon, or Words to that
Effect. I left the Order with him on Thursday the
14th of July. By me,
The Lord Kymbolton was appointed to be Speaker
Adjourn until 10a hora cras Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.