DIE Mercurii, videlicet, 17 die Augusti.
The Lord Kymbolton Speaker this Day.
Hardwick and Doughty in Error.
The Speaker acquainted this House, "That the
Lord Chief Justice had a Writ of Error to be brought
in;" which the House gave Way unto, and then the
Lord Chief Justice brought it in. The Writ is between
Hardwick and others and Doughty.
E. of Berks, &c. remanded to The Tower.
Ordered, That the Earl of Berks, and the rest of
the Gentlemen of Oxfordshire, shall be remanded to
The Tower, until the Pleasure of this House be further
E. of Suffolk ordered by the King to attend Him at York.
The House was informed, "That the Earl of Suffolke had received a Letter from the King, to attend
Him at Yorke;" and his Lordship desired to know the
Pleasure of this House therein.
The Letter was read. (Enter it here.)
To remain at Awdley-end.
Ordered, That the Earl of Suffolke shall stay at
Awdly-ende, where now he is, and give his Attendance
on this House when he shall be required; and that the
Speaker of this House shall write him a Letter, to let
his Lordship know, that this House gives him Thanks
for his Respect shewed to this House in this Particular.
Proclamation of the King's for Assistance, and that He will set up His Standard at Nottingham.
This Day a Proclamation was read, intituled, "A
Proclamation by His Majesty, requiring the Aid and
Assistance of all His Subjects on the North Side Trent,
and within Twenty Miles Southward, for the Suppression of the Rebels now coming against Him.
"That the King will set up His Standard at Nottingham, on Monday, the 22nd of this Month, and will
Message from the H. C. for Captain Sellinger to be Lieutenant Colonel in Munster;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Arthur Goodwin:
1. To desire their Lordships to join, that Captain
Sellinger may be recommended to the Lord Kirry, who
is to go into Munster with a Regiment, that he may be
his Lieutenant Colonel.
and with Amendments to the Instructions.
2. To desire their Lordships Concurrence in some
Amendments in the Instructions sent down to the House
of Commons Yesterday.
The said Instructions being read, with the Amendments, were agreed to by this House. (Here enter
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees with the House of Commons,
to recommend Captain Sellinger to the Lord Kirry, to
be his Lieutenant Colonel: and also do agree to the
Title, and the Alteration in the Instructions now read.
Message from thence, for Concurrence in Two Orders, and a Conference Letters from York.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Nicholls:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in Two Orders;
and to desire a present Conference, touching some Letters received from Yorke.
1. Concerning Captain Kettleby and Sir Edw. Stradling. (Here enter it.)
2. An Order to take Care of the Town of Cambridge.
(Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House will give a present Conference, in
the Painted Chamber, as is desired; and that their Lordships do agree with the House of Commons in the Orders
now brought up.
Alderman Pennington, chose Lord Mayor.
16 Jac. Regis.
37 H. III.
27 E. I.
The new Lord Mayor of the City of London attended,
with divers Aldermen of the City; and One of the
Counsel of the City informed their Lordships, "That,
according to the Order of this House, Sir Nic. Raynton hath called a Common Hall, and the City hath
made a free Election of a new Lord Mayor (Alderman
Pennington); and then declared how far the City hath
gone, and what the Customs of the City are in this
"Which is, That, after the Mayor is chosen, he is
to be presented to the Lord Keeper, who is to approve
him; and then he is to be sworn in the City, and then
presented to the Barons of the Exchequer, and admitted Lord Mayor."
Sir Richard Gurney, the late L. Mayor, refuses to give up the Insignia.
Further he shewed, "That the City had sent to Sir
Ric. Gurney, for the Sword, Cap, Mace, and Collar
of Esses; and he pretended they were at his House in
London, locked up, and he could (fn. *) not come at them;
but, he being asked again whether he would deliver
them if he had them, he denied to deliver the Sword to
any body but to the King, from whom he received it."
Hereupon they were commanded to withdraw; and
this House taking this into Consideration,
Thanks to the Aldermen.
Ordered, That the Speaker should, in the Name
of this House, give Sir Nic. Raynton, and the rest of
the Aldermen, Thanks for their chearful, orderly, and
ready Obedience to the Commands of this House; and
to let them know, that this House approves of the Person
of Aldermen Pennington, elected by the City to be
Lord Mayor of London, for his good Affections to
the King, Kingdom, and the Privileges of Parliament.
L. Mayor Elect to be sworn.
And further, That the Court of Aldermen of the
City of London do forthwith give unto Aldermen Pennington, Elect Lord Mayor of the said City, the Oaths
which is usually given to the Lord Mayor in the City.
Two Barons of the Exchequer to attend for that Purpose.
Also it is Ordered, That Mr. Baron Trevor and
Mr. Baron Henden shall have Notice to be here Tomorrow; if they be out of Town, they are to be sent
to, that the Lord Mayor may be presented before them,
Gent. Usher to seize the Insignia in the late L. Mayor's House, and deliver them to the new one.
And likewise it was Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher attending this House shall forthwith repair
to the House of Sir Ricd. Gurney, Knight and Baronet,
late Lord Mayor of the City of London, and demand
the Sword, Cap of Maintenance, Mace, and Collar of
Esses, belonging to the Lord Mayor of the City of
London; and, if he be denied them, he shall have
Power, by virtue of this Order, to break open any
Doors or Locks, in what Place soever they are, and
possess himself of them, and deliver them to Alderman
Pennington, now Lord Mayor Elect of the City of London; and that the Sword Bearer shall attend the Gentleman Usher, to shew him where the aforesaid Particulars are.
Directed, "To all Sheriffs, Justices
of the Peace, Constables, and all
other His Majesty's Officers, to be
aiding and assisting to him."
The Lord (fn. *) Mayor Elect and the Aldermen were
called in; [ (fn. *) and the Speaker, in] the Name of this
House, did acquaint them with the aforesaid Orders;
and so they departed.
The King's Letter to the E. of Suffolk, commanding his Attendance at York.
"Right Trusty and Right well-beloved Cousin, We
greet you well. Whereas We are desirous to speak
with you, concerning some Affairs much importing
the Peace and Good of this Our Kingdom, which,
being of more than ordinary Consequence, will admit of no Delay: We therefore will and command
you, upon your Allegiance, that (setting aside all
other Occasions whatsoever) you fail not forthwith
to repair hither to Us, when We shall particularly
acquaint you with the Cause of Our sending for you,
which is of that Importance as is neither fit to be
imparted to you by Letter, nor will bear any Delay
or Excuse: And for your ready Observance of this
Our Command, these Our Letters shall be your sufficient Warrant.
"Given at Our Court at Yorke, the last of July,
To remain where he is.
Whereas this House was informed this Day, "That
the Right Honourable the Earl of Suffolke hath
received a Letter of Command from His Majesty, to
give his Attendance at Yorke:" It is Ordered, by
the Lords in Parliament, That the Earl of Suffolke shall
remain in these Parts, that so he may the readier give his
Attendance on this House, when he shall be required
The House of Commons being ready for the Conference, the House was adjourned during Pleasure; and,
the Conference being ended, the House was resumed,
and the Report of this Conference is referred until
Money for Ireland to be stayed till the L. Lievtenant arrives there.
Ordered, That the Twenty-eight Thousand Pounds,
which is to be sent into Ireland, shall be stayed, and deposited in the Hands of the now Lord Mayor of the
City of London, until this House be informed that the
Lord Lieutenant be in Ireland.
Message from the H. C. for the Commissioners for Irish Affairs to meet;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Robt. Harley, Knight of the Bath:
To let their Lordships know, that they find the Affairs of Ireland suffer much, through the Want of the
Commissioners not meeting, many of them being out of
Town; therefore, they desire that their Lordships would
give their Commissioners Direction to meet, or any Four
of them; and the House of Commons will give the
same Directions to their Committee.
To be considered of.
and for Instructions to be sent into Warwickshire.
2. The House of Commons desires, that the same
Instructions be sent down into Warwickshire that are
sent into Somersetshire; and that the Committee of the
Defence of the Kingdom may have Power to put in
such Names into those Instructions as they shall think
The Answer returned was:
That this House will send an Answer to the First
Part of this Message, by Messengers of their own;
but do agree with the House of Commons to the latter
Orders to prevent the Disorders of Soldiers.
The Lord Viscount Say reported the Draughts of the
Two Orders, concerning the preventing the Disorders
of Soldiers; which, being read, were approved, and
Ordered to be sent to the House of Commons, to
desire their Concurrence therein; and that they shall be
printed and published forthwith.
Message to the H. C. that the Money for Ireland, is stayed, till the L. Lieutenant arrives there.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Dr. Aylott and Dr. Heath:
To let them know, that this House hath Ordered,
That the Twenty-eight Thousand Pounds, intended to
be sent for Ireland, be stayed in the Lord Mayor's
Hands, until the Parliament be certainly assured (fn. *) that
the Lord Lieutenant is in Ireland, and desire their Concurrence herein.
Ship at Hull, belonging to French Merchants, released.
Whereas there is a Ship laded with Lead, being the
Goods of French Merchants, and is now stayed at Hull:
It is Ordered, That she be forthwith released, and be
permitted to go for France.
Officers of the Ordnance refuse to deliver Ammunition, &c. on the L. General's Warrant.
The Lord General informed this House, "That he
having issued out a Warrant to the Officers of the
Ordnance, relating to an Order of his Majesty's
Commissioners for the Affairs of Ireland, of the 2d
of this Instant, for the Delivery of Ten Barrels of
Powder, with Match and Bullet proportionable, and
Sixty Snaphances, to be sent for the Supply and
Defence of Duncannon, in the Kingdom of Ireland:
To which Order the Officers have given no Obedience, but refuse to deliver the Particulars."
Hereupon Francis Conisby, Ric. Marsh, and Edw.
Sherburne, were called in, to know the Reason why
they refused to issue out Provisions for Ireland, according to the Warrant.
And they answered, "That they have received a
Warrant lately from the King, commanding them not
to issue out of His Majesty's Stores, any Ordnance,
Powder, Shot, Match, Arms, Munition, or Habiliments for War, without express Warrant under His
Majesty's Hand for the same, directed to the Master
of the Ordnance, or to the Officers of the same;
therefore humbly desired their Lordships would excuse them."
Mr. Conisby and others committed for it.
But the House, taking into Consideration the Consequence of this Business, Ordered, That, for the present, the said Conisby, Mr. Marsh, and Mr. Sherburne,
shall be committed to the Custody of the Gentleman
Usher, and not be suffered to go to The Tower, until
the Pleasure of this House be further known.
"Mercurii, 17 Augusti, 1642.
Captain Kettlesbye and Sir Henry Stradling to be superseded, and their Conduct enquired into, for deserting their Station on the Irish Coast.
"Whereas, upon credible Information, Captain Kettlesbye, and Sir Henry Stradlynge, Commanders of
Two of His Majesty's Ships, The Bonaventure and
The Swallowe, formerly appointed to guard the Coasts
of Ireland, have lately deserted their Charge, whereby
they have exposed His Majesty's good Subjects in
that Kingdom to much Danger, in these Times of
Rebellion: It is Ordered, by the Lords and
Commons in Parliament, That the Earl of Warwick do
forthwith take an Account of the said Captain Kettleby
and Sir Henry Stradlynge, why they have deserted their
former Charge; and that his Lordship do dispose of the
said Ships as in his Wisdom he shall think fit, for the
Safety and Defence of this Kingdom; and, in case the
said Commanders do make Resistance, or refuse to obey
his Lordship's Commands, that he use all Means to
compel them thereunto."
"Instructions, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, for Oliver Cromwell, Esquire, Thomas
Shirwood, Mayor of the Town of Cambridge,
Robert Twelvers, Thomas French, and Robert
Robson, Aldermen, appointed to take Care for
the Peace and Safety of the said Town of
Instructions for Cambridge.
"You are required and authorized to exercise and
train all the Train Bands and Voluntiers in the Town
of Cambridge, and shall lead and conduct them against
all Forces that attempt to seize upon that Town, or
to disturb the Peace of it; and you are authorized
to fight with all such Persons to kill and slay them,
and by all Means to defend your Town from all hostile
"You are likewise authorized to disarm all Popish
Recusants, and all other dangerous and ill-affected
Persons, who have opposed the Orders and Proceedings of Parliament, or endeavoured to oppress
the People, by the Commission of Array, or otherwise."
"Instructions agreed on by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, for Wm. Earl of Bedforde,
Lieutenant of the Counties of Somersett and
Devon, Phillip Earl of Pembroke and Montgom'y,
Lieutenant of the County of Wilts and South'ton, Charles Viscount Cranborne, Lieutenant
of Dors't and Hartford, Denzill Hollis, Esquire,
Lieutenant of the City and County of the
City of Bristoll, and to all their Deputy Lieutenants respectively; Sir Walter Erle, Knight,
Sir Thomas Trenchard, Knight, John Browne,
Esquire, Colonel Charles Essex, being Persons
especially appointed and authorized by the
Lords and Commons, to suppress the Rebellion
and Commotion raised by the Marquis Hartford and others, in the County of Som's't and
Dors't, and other Western Counties; and for
all other Lieutenants and Deputy Lieutenants of the several Counties of the Kingdom
Instructions for several Counties.
"1. You shall observe and execute the Ordinance
of both Houses of Parliament, of the 8th of this
Month, for the Suppression of the Rebellion and
Commotion raised by the Marquis of Hertford, in the
County of Somers't, and other Western Counties;
and, by the Earl of Northampton and others, in the
Counties of Leicest'r, North'ton, Warwick, and other
"2. You shall conduct all such Forces of Horse and
Foot as shall be appointed by the Lord General
(the Earl of Essex) for this Service; and shall fight
with, kill, and slay, all such as shall by Force oppose
you in the Execution of that Ordinance, and all their
Assistants, Aiders, and Abettors; and you shall levy
such other Forces of Horse and Foot as his Excellence shall, by his Commission, give you Power to
levy, under such Colonels, Commanders, and other
Officers, as shall be by him appointed and directed;
and you shall pursue the said Rebels and Traitors,
and their Adherents, in the said Counties, or in any
other Counties or Parts of the Kingdom into which
they shall retire themselves; all which Forces, so to
be raised, shall have the same Pay as the rest of the
Army is to have; and you shall defend and protect
His Majesty's Subjects from Violence and Oppression,
by the illegal Commission of Array, or otherwise;
and you shall hinder and forbid the Execution of
that illegal Commission, and, in all Places, to the
uttermost of your Power and Endeavour to preserve
and restore the Peace of the Kingdom.
"3. You are hereby authorized and required to
disarm all Popish Recusants, and all other dangerous
and ill-affected Persons, as well Clergymen as others,
who have testified, or shall testify, their ill Disposition to the Peace of the Kingdom, by shewing
Disaffection to the Proceedings of Parliament, or
"4. 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
necessary for the present Service: And that we may
have a speedy Account of it, and our Directions to
you, as well as your Advertisements to us, may have
a clear and ready Passage, you shall lay a strict Charge
upon all Post-masters, that they do not suffer any
Letters, or other Dispatches, to or from the Parliament, to be intercepted or stayed; or, if any shall
presume to make such Stay of those Dispatches, you
shall direct the Post-masters to repair to the Justices
of the Peace, Constables, and all other Officers, for
their Aid and Assistance, who are hereby required
to take special Care there may be no such Interruption.
"5. If you shall find any disaffected Persons raising
any Parties against the Parliament, or spreading
Scandals or Aspersons upon their Proceedings, like
to disturb the Peace of the Kingdom; you shall
cause all such Persons, upon good Proofs of their
Misdemeanors, to be arrested, and sent up to answer
such their Offences, as to Law and Justice shall appertain.
"6. You shall take, from the said Rebels and Traitors, and their Adherents, all Horses, Arms, Ordnance, Ammunition, and Money, which they have;
as also all such Arms, Ordnance, and Ammunition as
they have taken from His Majesty's Subjects, and
restore the same to the Owner.
"7. Whereas His Majesty, seduced by wicked Counsel, hath raised War, and now, by His Proclamation,
hath published His Resolution to set up his Standard
against His Parliament and other His good Subjects,
and hath drawn together great Troops of Papists and
ill-affected Persons, and sent out Commission for the
levying of others, to the great Hazard of Religion,
and the Public Peace of the Kingdom; you are therefore required to suppress all Persons whatsoever,
who shall levy any Soldiers, or draw together any
of the Trained Bands, by Colour or Pretence of any
Commission from His Majesty, under the Great Seal,
or otherwise; and you shall seize upon all Horses,
Arms, Ammunition, Money, Plate, or other Provision
whatsoever, raised or provided, under Pretence of
His Majesty's Service, for the fomenting or maintaining any such unnatural and unlawful War against
"8. You shall observe and execute all such further
Directions and Instructions as you shall from Time
to Time receive from both Houses of Parliament, as
likewise such Instructions and Directions as you shall
from Time to Time receive from the Committees of
the Lords and Commons appointed to take Care of
the Safety of the Kingdom; and whatsoever you shall
do therein, or any other Person in Aid or Assistance
of you, it shall be accepted as a good and necessary
Service to the Kingdom; and, for their and your so
doing, they and you shall be defended and protected
by the Authority of Parliament: And this Resolution of the Lords and Commons, to protect those that
shall obey and further their Commands, you shall
publish and declare, upon all Occasions, for the better
Encouragement of the Subjects of this Kingdom in
"Die Martis, 17 Augusti, 1642.
Officers to prevent Disorders among the Soldiers.
"Whereas there have been divers Complaints made
unto us, of many Disorders committed by the Soldiers, in their marching, and in such Places wherein
they have been quartered or billeted, which Disorders, as is informed, have been partly occasioned by
the Neglect of their Officers to go along with them,
and conduct them: It is therefore Ordered, by
the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,
That the Lord General be desired to give Command
to all his Officers, that they take Care to attend the
Duty of their several Places, that their Soldiers
thereby may be hereafter kept from straggling up
and down the Counties; and, to that End, to lay
his Commands upon the Officers of each Company,
both in the marching, quartering, and billeting, to
be in Person amongst the Soldiers themselves, to prevent any Disorders whatsoever, and punish such as
"Martis, 17 Augusti, 1642.
Lords Lieutenants to prevent Riots.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the several Lords Lieutenants
appointed by Parliament, their Deputy Lieutenants,
the Justices of the Peace, and other His Majesty's
Officers, within the Kingdom of England and Dominion of Wales, shall take special Care to prevent
and suppress all Riots, Tumults, breaking into or
robbing of Houses, breaking into Churches, taking
away the Goods of any Person, or taking of Victuals
without due Payment for the same; and to take and
apprehend all such Person or Persons as shall do
or commit any such Outrages as aforesaid, and to
proceed agaisnt them according to Law: And it
is further Ordered, That the Commanders and
several Officers shall give their best Assistance, for
the Apprehension and Punishment of all such Persons which shall be found guilty of the Misdemeanors
"Die Martis, 17 Augusti, 1642.
Voluntiers to have Authority of both Houses of Parliament for their Security.
"Whereas divers well-affected Persons of the City
of Canterburie, in the County of Kent, have of
themselves, as Voluntiers, under the Leading of
Thomas Belke, Gentleman, exercised themselves in the
use of their Arms, by peaceably training and marching in the Fields near the said City, the better to
enable and prepare themselves for the Service and
Defence of His Majesty and the Kingdom, when
they shall be lawfully called thereunto: The Lords
and Commons, taking the same into Consideration,
do Order, That the said Persons, and all other Persons in all other Parts of the Kingdom of England
and Dominion of Wales, who, in Obedience to the
Ordinance of Parliament, have at any Time trained
as Voluntiers, shall have the Authority of both
Houses of Parliament for their Security and Indemnity, for their said Training and Exercising already
past; and do further Ordain, That all such Inhabitants of the said City, as shall desire and willingly
submit to be trained and exercised in the Use of
their Arms, may, from Time to Time hereafter, in
a peaceable and orderly Way, under the Leading
of the said Thomas Belke, assemble themselves in
Companies, to train and learn and exercise themselves
in the Use of their Arms, and Order of Marching,
at such convenient Times, and in such Places in the
said City and Liberties thereof, as shall be by them
thought fit for that Purpose, until other Order shall
be herein taken by both Houses of Parliament; and
that they shall be saved harmless for so doing, by
the Authority of both Houses of Parliament; and
that the Mayor, Justices of the Peace, and Aldermen of the said City, and others that shall encourage
and assist the said Persons in their training and exercising aforesaid, shall be held by both Houses of
Parliament to do a very acceptable Service therein,
and shall have the Authority of both Houses of
Parliament for their Indemnity in so doing; and the
Mayor, Justices of Peace, and Aldermen aforesaid, are hereby required to take special Care for
the safe guarding of the said City, and preserving the
Magazine therein; and the said Thomas Belke, and the
said Voluntiers, to be aiding and assisting unto them
therein, upon all Occasions."