DIE Martis, videlicet, 27 die Septembris.
The Lord Grey de Wark was appointed to be
Speaker this Day.
Letter from the Earl of Essex, that the County of York had chose Lord Fairfax General.
A Letter written to the Earl of Holland, was (fn. *) read,
which said, "That the County of Yorke have made
Choice of the Lord Fairefaix to be General of the
Forces of that County; and the Gentry and others
have declared themselves, that they will join with him,
and live and die with him; and that Sir Edw.
Rhodes hath gathered into a Body a Thousand Men,
and Mr. Jo. Hotham is marching with Six Hundred
The County to receive Encouragement in it.
This House approved of the good Affections of the
County of Yorke, and thought it fit they should have
Encouragement from the Parliament in this Design;
and Ordered, To communicate this Letter to the House
of Commons, and to desire them to join with this House
herein, to let them know, that the Parliament will assist
them in this Action.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about it, and other Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To desire a present Conference, touching these Particulars:
1. Concerning some Informations come from Yorkeshire.
2. Concerning the Desires of the Prince Elector.
3. Concerning a Letter of the Lord Mohun's.
4. Concerning the Sequestration of all the Lord Capell's Estate.
Message from the H. C. for the Lords to concur in the following Orders.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Edw. Ayscough:
To desire Concurrence in some Orders made by the
House of Commons: videlicet,
1. That the House of Commons have appointed their
Commissioners of their House, to make a Letter to Sir
John Bankes, to present the Treaty concerning the Scots
Army in Ireland to his Majesty, and desire their Lordships Concurrence herein.
2. To join with the House of Commons, in an Order for slighting the Works and Fortifications, and demolishing and razing to the Ground the Castle, at Sherburne, in the County of Dorsett.
Agreed to, and Ordered accordingly.
3. To concur in some Instructions, which are to be
sent to the Lord Willoughby of Parbam, Lord Lieutenant
of the County of Lyncolne. (Here enter them.)
4. An Order to pay One Hundred Pounds to Sir
Peirce Crosby. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was, to the Messengers:
That this House agrees with the House of Commons
in all the Particulars now brought up.
Subject of the Conference, about Lord Mohun.
The Earl of Holland was to acquaint the House of
Commons, "That the Sense of this House was, That
the Letter of the Lord Mobun's is contrary to the
Freedom of Parliament, and the King's Warrant to
him contrary to the Privileges of Parliament, and to
those frequent Expressions of His Majesty in Print, to
maintain the Privileges of Parliament."
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons return with this Answer:
Answer from the H. C.
That the House of Commons will give a present Conference, as is desired, in the Painted Chamber.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed.
Twickenham Voluntiers Indemnity.
An Order of Indemnity of Voluntiers, which have
trained in the Town of Twickenham, in the County of
Midd. was read, and approved of.
Arthur Magennis, & Garret More, de Lyncolne's Inn,
Esquire, & Edmond Farrold, Victualer, in Kingestreat,
in Westm. recognoverunt seipsos debere Domino Regi in
Mille Libras, levari ex Bonis, Terris, Tenementis, & Catallis suis, et cujuslibet eorum per se, ad usum Domini Regis.
The Condition of the abovesaid Recognizance; that is,
"If the aforesaid Arthur Magennis shall not go into Ireland during the Time of the Rebellion there, nor
take up Arms against the King and Parliament in
this Expedition, then this Recognizance to be void;
else to remain in full Force, Power, and Virtue."
Pass for him to Flanders.
Ordered, That the Lieutenant of The Tower shall
have an Order for releasing of Arthur Magennis out of The
Tower; and that he shall have a Pass, to go into Flanders.
Sir Pierce Croseby, 100 l. Contribution-money.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Sir Rob't Pye and Mr. Wheeler,
Treasurers at Westm. for the Contribution-money for
Ireland, shall pay unto Sir Pierce Crosby the Sum of
One Hundred Pounds out of the Monies that comes
in upon the said Contributions, in regard of his great
Losses in Ireland, and his great Deserts."
Voluntiers of Twickenham, Indemnity.
"Whereas divers well-affected Persons of the
Town and Parish of Twickenbam, in the County of
Midd. have of themselves, as Voluntiers, exercised themselves in the Use of their Arms, by
peaceable training and marching in the Fields near
the said Town, the better to enable and prepare
themselves for the Defence and Service of His Majesty and this Kingdom, when they shall be lawfully
called thereunto: The Lords and Commons, taking
the same into Consideration, do Order, That the
said Persons 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 Town, and Parish thereof, 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, assemble themselves in Companies, to train, 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 Town and Parish, as shall be by
them thought fit for that Purpose, until 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 Justices of the Peace, and all 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 for so doing."
"Instructions for the Right Honourable Francis
Lord Willoughby of Parbam, Lord Lieutenant
of the County of Lincolne, Sir John Wray, Sir
William Armin, Baronets, Sir Edward Ascough,
Sir Christopher Wray, Sir Anthony Erby, Sir
Samuell Oldfeild, Knights, Thomas Grantham,
Thomas Hatcher, Wm. Ellis, John Broxholme,
Esquires, Members of both Houses of Parliament, who are hereby appointed and Ordered, by both the said Houses, to go into
the County and City of Lincolne, there to remain as a Committee from the Lords and
Commons now assembled in Parliament; and
they, or any Three or more of them, whereof the said Francis Lord Willoughby to be One,
together with the Deputy Lieutenants of the
said County and City, or any of them, shall
have full Power and Authority to put in Execution these ensuing Instructions, for the settling and preserving of the Peace of that County and City, and the Parts adjoining.
Instructions for the Committees at Lincoln.
"Whereas his Excellency Robert Earl of Essex, Lord
General of the Army appointed to be raised, for the
Defence of the Protestant Religion, the Safety of His
Majesty's Person, and the Parliament, the Preservation
of the Laws, Liberties, and Peace of the Kingdom, and the Protection of His Majesty's Subjects
from Violence and Oppression, hath granted Commissions to the said Francis Lord Willoughby, Sir
Christofer Wray, Sir Antho. Irby, and Thomas Hatcher, they shall put the said Commissions in due Execution, and conduct and lead the said Forces into the
County of Lincolne, for the preserving the Peace of
"And the said Francis Lord Willoughby shall have
Power to raise and levy, within the said County of
Lincolne, City of Lincolne, and County of the same,
such other Numbers of Horse and Foot, of the Trained Bands or others, as he shall judge convenient, for
keeping the Peace of that County, and the Service
hereafter mentioned; and shall have further Power
to place Colonels, Captains, and other Officers, over
the said Forces, which shall have Power to lead and
conduct the same against all such as shall oppose them
in the Execution of these Instructions, and to fight
with, kill, and slay, all such Opposers.
"Whereas Mountague Lord Willoughby, Sir Peregrine
Barty, Sir Edward Iteron, Sir John Monson, Sir Phillip
Terwhitt, Sir Charles Rolls, Sir William Pelham, Sir
Jarvas Scroope, Sir Henry Radley, Sir Wm. Thorold,
Sir Wm. Coney, Sir Charles Dallison, Sir Edward
Hussey, Sir Rob't Markham, Sir William Quadran,
Charles Dymocke, Esquire, Thomas Harrington, of Corby, Gentleman, and divers Popish and ill-affected
Persons, have, in a Rebellious and Warlike Manner,
raised, armed, and assembled themselves, within the
City and County of Lincolne, to the great Terror and
Affrightment of His Majesty's liege People, and therein have levied War against the King and Parliament,
and do continue in actual Rebellion:
"You shall, with all or any Part of the Forces under
your Commands, resort to the said County and City
of Lincolne, of Nottingham, Yorkeshire, or elsewhere,
as Occasion shall serve, and shall cause the aforesaid
Persons, wherever you can find them, and all other
that have joined or consederated with them in this
their wicked Rebellion, or so many of them as you
shall think fit, to be summoned to render themselves
into your Hands, to be brought up to the Parliament,
there to answer for these their unlawful and traiterous Actions, according to the Laws.
"And if they refuse to obey the said Summons, and
you be denied Entrance into the said City of Lincolne,
or any other Town in the said County, or into the
Houses of any of the Persons before recited, or of
their Consederates, you shall by Force besiege, batter,
and subdue the said City, Towns, and Houses, and
shall seize upon their Persons, and shall bring or send
them in safe Custody to the Parliament.
"You shall restore to their Dwellings and Goods all
such Persons as have been driven or fled out of the
said City or County; and you shall certify what
particular Losses they have received, and the Values
thereof, that so Satisfaction may be made them, out
of the Estates of the Delinquents in that County.
"And if you shall find no considerable Resistance
in the said County, then you shall settle what Force
you think convenient, both of Horse and Foot, for
keeping the Peace of that County and City, and defending His Majesty's Subjects from Oppression and
Violence; and shall give Notice thereof to both
Houses of Parliament, that you may receive their further Commands.
"You shall have Power to require the Aid and Assistance of the Lords Lieutenants and Deputy Lieutenants of the Counties of Yorke, Nottingham, Rutland, Norfolke, and North'ton, or any of them, and to
come in Association for the mutual Peace of each
"You are hereby authorized and required to disarm all Popish Recusants, all the aforenamed Persons
that have levied War against the King and Parliament,
and to take from them all Tents, Waggons, Horses
for Service, great Saddles, and all other Warlike Furniture whatsoever; and from all such other dangerous
and ill-affected Persons, as well Clergymen as others, as
have sent Monies, Horses, Arms, Ammunition, or
Victuals, to the said Rebels, towards the Maintenance
of the said Force raised in the said County or City,
or have sent any Money, Arms, Ammunition, or
Horses, to assist the Delinquents and malignant Party
now about the King, or to any other Place, to be employed against the Parliament; and also all such as
have testified their Disaffection to the Commonwealth,
and Malice against the Proceedings of Parliament, by
subscribing that insolent, seditious, and most scandalous Petition sent unto the House of Commons by
the Sheriff of that County, a true Copy of which Petition, and of the Names subscribed, you shall receive
unto it, under the Hand of the Clerk of the House
of Commons; as also all such as have put the Commission of Array in Execution, adjudged illegal by
both Houses of Parliament.
"You, or any Three or more of you, whereof the
Lord Lieutenant to be One, 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 the County, to deliver the same to
you, or some of you, to be disposed of and employed
for the Defence of the said County; and, in Case of
Refusal, you are hereby authorised to seize, take, and
carry away, and dispose the same for the Purposes
aforesaid, and to cause the Persons so refusing to be
apprehended as Delinquents, and (fn. *) sent in safe Custody
to the Parliament.
"You are authorized, and hereby enabled and required, to put in Execution, in the said County and
City of Lincolne, the Propositions of both Houses of
Parliament, concerning the Subscription of any Sum
or Sums of Money or Plate, or raising of Horse,
Horses, Men, and Arms, for the Defence of the King
and both Houses of Parliament; and shall appoint
such Days, Times, and Places, for the Furtherance of
that Service, as you shall think meet and convenient;
and shall appoint Treasurers, Receivers, Commissaries
for valuing of Horse, and other Officers meet for
that Business; and shall have Power to send to such
as are of Ability, to know what they will contribute
towards the Business; and you shall have Power to
pay such Soldiers as shall be by you, or any of you,
carried into the said County, or raised in the said
County, out of the said Monies raised upon the said
Propositions; and you shall accompt for the Overplus, if any remain, and likewise return Certificates,
under Three or more of your Hands, into the Chamber of London, what Sums of Money and Plate is underwrit and brought in, that they may be entered also
"Lastly, if any Man of Quality, and considerable
Estate, have removed their Dwellings out of the
County of Lincolne, you shall enquire where they are
settled, and give Notice thereof unto the Parliament,
that Order may be taken to receive their Answers,
concerning the Propositions for Subscription of Money, Plate, and Horses, for the Defence of the King