DIE Mercurii, 3 die Augusti.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Strode:
Message from the H. C. with an Order for 27,000l. to Mr. Loftus, for Ireland.
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Order for
Seven and Twenty Thousand Pounds to be paid to Mr.
Loftus, for the Affairs of Ireland, etc. (Here enter it.)
Agreed to, for the Twenty-seven Thousand Pounds.
But for the Five Thousand Pounds, this House will
consider of it until the Lord Lieutenant be at Chester.
and Instructions for executing the Derby Militia.
2. They desire their Lordships Concurrence in Instructions to be given to certain Commissioners for the
County of Derby, for putting the Militia into Execution, etc. (Here enter it.)
Ordered, That this House agrees with the House
of Commons in these Instructions.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees in the Instructions, and the
Order for the Twenty-seven Thousand Pounds; but
will send an Answer, by Messengers of their own, concerning the Five Thousand Pounds.
A Letter of the Earl of Warwicke's, directed to the
Speaker of this House, was read, as followeth:
Letter from the Earl of Warwick, with a Servant of L. Digby's, whom he took.
"My very good Lord,
"I take the Opportunity of this Vessel, to send up
to London the Lord Digby's Servant (of the Manner
of whose taking your Lordship received an Account
in one of my last); praying you to give Notice thereof
to their Lordships, that he may be examined, or
otherwise disposed of, as their Lordships shall see
Cause; and so, commending your Lordship to God's
Protection, I rest
From aboard The James, in The Downes, 31 July, 1642.
"Your Lordship's humble Servant,
L. Digby's Man to be examined.
Ordered, That the Lord Digbie's Man shall be
examined; in the mean Time, to be put into the safe
Custody of the Gentleman Usher's Hands.
L. Mayor, etc. to attend Tomorrow.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor shall (fn. *) not attend,
with his Counsel and his Witnesses, until To-morrow
Morning, at Nine of the Clock.
Committee to examine the Proceedings of the Commissioners of Array.
Any Three of their Lordships to meet when and
where they please, with a Committee of the
House of Commons, to examine the Actions and
Proceedings of the Commissioners nominated in
the Commissions of Array, and their Adherents;
and that such Witnesses as shall be produced upon
any of the Premises shall be examined upon Oath.
Indemnity for those who apprehended Sir Lewis Dyves.
Ordered, That there shall be an Order of Indemnity of those Persons that have assisted in the apprehending of Sir Lewis Dyves, in Bedfordshire.
"Die Martis, 2 Augusti, 1642.
Order for 27,000l. to Mr. Loftus, for Ireland.
"Whereas Fifty Thousand Pounds was, by a former
Order, appointed to be paid unto Mr. Nicholas Loftus,
Deputy Treasurer at War for Ireland, to be disposed
of for the Pay of the Soldiers there, out of the
Hundred Thousand Pounds promised to be lent by
the particular Companies of the City of London;
of which Fifty Thousand Pounds he hath received
only Twenty-three Thousand Pounds; and the Twentyseven Thousand Pounds, Remainder of the said Fifty
Thousand Pounds, cannot as yet be had out of those
Monies: It is this Day Ordered, by the
and Commons, That the Treasurers, appointed to
receive the Monies that come in upon the Acts of
Subscriptions for Ireland; do forthwith pay unto the
said Mr. Nich. Loftus Twenty-seven Thousand Pounds,
to make up the said Fifty Thousand Pounds, to be
disposed of as aforesaid."
Order for 5000l. more to him, for the L. Lieutenant's incidental Charges.
It is this Day likewise Ordered, by the
and Commons, That Five Thousand Pounds more be
forthwith paid unto Mr. Nicholas Loftus, Deputy
Treasurer at War for Ireland, to be disposed of upon
the Lord Lieutenant's Warrants, for incident Charges,
out of the First Monies that shall come in upon the
Loan of the Hundred Thousand Pounds, promised to
be lent by the particular Companies of the City of
"Instructions for Sir John Curson, Knight, and
Baronet, Sir John Coke, Knight, and Nathaniell Hallowaies, Esquire, Members of the
House of Commons, and Committees to be
sent into the County of Darby; and to Sir
Henry Willoughby, Baronet, Sir George Greasley,
Knight and Baronet, Sir Thomas Burdett, Baronet, Sir Symon Every, Knight and Baronet,
Sir John Gell, Baronet, Sir Edward Leech,
Knight, Sir Edward Vernon, Knight, Sir Samuell Sleigh, Knight, Thomas Greasley, Esquire,
Francis Burdett, Esquire, Christopher Horton,
Esquire, John Agard, Esquire, John Bullock,
Esquire, Francis Munday, Esquire, Thomas
Gell, Esquire, Guilbert Thacker, Esquire, Gilbert Clarke, Esquire, Randall Ashenhurst, Esquire, Francis Revell, Esquire, Henry Wigfall,
Gentleman, Lionell Fanshawe, Gentleman,
Rowland Moore, Gentleman, the Mayor of
Derby, for the Time being, the Mayor of
Chesterfeild for the Time being, and to the
rest of the Deputy Lieutenants of that County,
nominated by both Houses of Parliament, for
the Preservation of the said County.
Instructions for the Committee going into Darbyshire.
Whereas it doth appear to the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, That the King,
seduced by wicked Counsels, intends to make War
against His Parliament; and for that it is not improbable that, under Colour of raising a Guard for His
Majesty's Person, or some other Pretence, the Knights,
Gentlemen, Freeholders, and Inhabitants of the
County of Derby may be drawn together: Therefore
you, and every of you, shall take special Care, that
the Ordinance concerning the Militia be forthwith
put in Execution thorough the County; and the Sheriff, and all other Officers and Subjects, are hereby
enjoined to assist you, and every of you, therein;
and if any Person whatsoever shall levy, or endeavour
to levy, any Soldiers, or to draw or keep together
the Trained Bands, or other armed Forces of the
said County, or any other Forces, by Colour or
Pretence of any Commission or Warrant from His
Majesty, under the Great Seal, or otherwise, without Order or Consent of both Houses of Parliament;
you, and every of you, shall, in the Name and by the
Authority of both the said Houses, require and command all Persons to forbear the Execution of such
Commission or Warrant, and the same to be delivered
up unto you, or any of you, to be sent to the Speaker
of the House of Commons; and you, and every of you,
are hereby required to draw together such of the
Trained Bands, and other Forces of the said County, as
shall be expedient for the suppressing of all such Assemblies, and for the apprehending of all or any Person or
Persons as shall, after Admonition and Command by
you, or any of you, made unto them, to forbear the
Execution of any such Commission or Warrant, or
the calling or gathering or keeping together of any
such Forces or Assemblies, still persist in doing the
same, likewise such disaffected Persons as shall be
found raising any Parties or Factions against the Parliament, to be sent up hither, to answer such their
Offences, as to Law and Justice shall appertain.
"And you, and every of you, the aforesaid Members of the House of Commons, shall, in the Name of
the Lords and Commons, require and command the
Sheriff of the County of Derby, to publish throughout
the said County the Declarations formerly published
by both Houses of Parliament.
"You, and every of you, shall further take Care,
that such Resolutions and Orders of both Houses
as have been, or shall be, delivered or sent down
unto you, or any of you, be put in Execution; and shall
require the Sheriff, Justice of Peace, and all others
His Majesty's Officers and Subjects, to be aiding and
assisting unto you, and every of you, for that Purpose.
"You shall declare unto all Men, That it hath ever
been, and still shall be, the Care and Endeavour of
the Parliament, to provide for His Majesty's Safety;
and that they do not, nor ever did, know of any Evil
intended to His Majesty's Person, which might move
Him to require any extraordinary armed Guard; that
His greatest Safety is in the Affection and Fidelity of
His Subjects, and in the Advice and Counsel of His
Parliament; and His greatest Danger in withdrawing
Himself from them; so that, under Colour of doing
Him Service, disaffected and malignant Persons,
obnoxious for their bad Counsels to the Justice of the
Law, labour to raise a Party against the Parliament,
which at the last may break out into open Rebellion
and Civil War, to the Destruction both of King and
Kingdom, if the same be not prevented by the Wisdom
"You, the said Members of the House of Commons,
and every of you, shall endeavour to clear the Proceedings of Parliament from all Imputations and Aspersions, and shall from Time to Time certify us of
all Things which you conceive necessary for the present Service: And that we may have a speedy Account
of it, and that our Directions to you, as well as your
Advertisements to us, may have a clear and ready
Passage, you, and every of you, shall lay a strict Charge
upon all Post-masters, that they (fn. *) do not suffer any Letters, or other Dispatches, to or from the Parliament,
to be intercepted or stayed; and, if any shall presume
to make such Stay of those Dispatches, you, and every
of you, shall direct the Post-masters to repair to the
Justices of Peace, Constables, and all other Officers,
for their Aids and Assistance, who are hereby required to take special Care that there may be no such
"You, and every of you, shall take Care, that none
of the Recusants Arms, or other Ammunition of the
said County, shall be carried or taken out of the
County, upon any Pretence or Command whatsoever,
without Warrant from both Houses of Parliament; and
you, and every of you, shall give Order and Direction to the Sheriff, Justices of Peace, and other
Officers, to require and command all the Popish Recusants in that County to confine themselves to their
Dwellings, according to the Statute in that Case provided; and, if any Recusant shall be found to transgress therein, you, and every of you, shall cause the
Justices of Peace forthwith to bind them to their
good Behaviour, and, upon Refusal or Neglect to
give Security accordingly, to commit them to Prison,
and further to proceed against them according to Law.
"You shall also, in the Name of both Houses of
Parliament, require all such Persons, who have in
their Custody any Part of the Public Magazine of
your County, to deliver the same unto you, or some
of you, to be employed for the Defence of the said
"And you, and every of you, are likewise to give
Charge, from both Houses of Parliament, to all Captains, Lieutenants, and other Officers of the Militia, that
they be observant to such Directions as they shall
from Time to Time receive from the Lieutenant of
the said County, or his Deputies, or any of them,
for the due Performance of any the Commands of
the said Houses.
"You, and every of you, shall resist and repel, and
are hereby authorized to resist and repel, by the
Power of the said County, and by all other Ways
and Means, all such Force and Violence as shall be
raised or brought, to any Person or Persons, to the
Hindrance or Disturbance of this present Service,
or for the arresting or seizing of the Persons of you,
or any of you, or of any other which shall be employed
in the Performance of the Ordinances, Instructions,
and Commands of both Houses of Parliament, for
any Thing done in Execution thereof; and the Sheriff
and Justices of Peace of the said County, and all
other Officers and Subjects, are hereby enjoined to
be aiding and assisting to you, and every of you,
for the better and more speedy Execution of the
"And the Lords and Commons do hereby Declare,
That they will protect, defend, and assist, all Manner
of Persons, for such Actions as they shall perform in
Pursuance of these Instructions, and other Orders and
Commands of the said Houses of Parliament."