DIE Martis, 1 Novembris.
Lord Grey, Speaker.
Letter from the Earl of Stamford, that he had taken some Papists Prisoners.
A Letter, directed to the Speaker of the House of
Peers, was opened, and read, written from the Earl of
Stanforde, dated the 29th of October, 1642, from Hereford; intimating, "That some Forces of his have taken
Mr. Charles Price, and Mr. Wigmore a Papist, and
others; and his Lordship desires to know how he shall
dispose of them." (Here enter it.)
Thanks of this House to be sent him.
Ordered, To be referred to the Committee for the
Safety of the Kingdom, to consider how to dispose of
the Prisoners the Earl of Stanford's Men have taken;
and that a Letter be written of Thanks from this House,
to the Earl of Stanford, for his good Service in this
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about the Affairs of the Western Parts;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Henry Mildmay, Knight; which consisted of divers
1. To desire a present Conference, in the Painted
Chamber, touching the Affairs of the West Parts of this
and for Concurrence in the following Orders, &c.
2. To desire their Lordships Concurrence with them,
in their former Desires, concerning the sending away of
the Capuchins at Denmarke House.
Deferred till some further Time, to consider of it.
3. To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these
1. An Order for selling the Materials of Sherborn
Castle. (Here enter it.)
2. An Order concerning the Garrison in Manchester.
(Here enter it.)
3. An Order of Public Faith, to re-pay to the City of
London Monies disbursed upon this Service. (Here
4. An Order to recommend Colonel Vavasor to be
Captain of a Troop of Horse at Bandonbrige. (Here
5. An Order concerning sending of Cloaths and Ammunition, &c. to Galloway. (Here enter it.)
6. An Order for contracting for Provisions for Ireland. (Here enter it.)
7. An Order for recruiting the Fort of Galloway.
(Here enter it.)
8. An Order to send Cloaths and Ammunition to
(fn. *) for Athlon. (Here enter.)
9. An Order for sending an Agent into Flanders, to
let them know, that this State takes Notice of their
sending Supplies to the Rebels in Ireland. (Here
10. An Order for sending Ten Thousand Pounds into
Ordered, To be respited until the Treasurer be
11. Some Amendments to be made in the Ordinances
formerly passed by both Houses, for the Safe Conduct
of the Commissioners and Divines that are to come from
Scotland; to which the House of Commons have concurred, and desire their Lordships Concurrence therein.
(Here enter them.)
12. An Order to pay to the Bishop of Armagh Two
Hundred Pounds, out of the Contribution-money. (Here
13. An Order to retain Four Thousand Pounds, for
the Defence and Safety of the County of Devon. (Here
14. An Order for fortifying the Castle at Exeter, &c.
(Here enter it.)
15. An Order, That the Hundred Dragooners in the
County of Devon shall be at the Command of the
County of Exon, during the Time they are billeted there.
(Here enter it.)
16. An Order to disarm disaffected Persons in the
County of Derby; and this Order to be general. (Here
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House will give them a present Conference,
as is desired; and concerning the Capuchins, and the
Ten Thousand Pounds into Munster, this House will send
an Answer, by Messengers of their own; and that this
House agrees with the House of Commons in all the
rest of the Orders now brought up.
E. of Portland's Petition, to reverse the Order to his Tenants not to pay him their Rents.
The Petition of the Earl of Portland was read;
"That whereas, by an Order from the Committee of
both Houses, his Tenants are commanded not to pay
him any Rents, he desires this House would reverse
the said Order."
Ordered, That the Consideration of this Petition
be referred to the Committee for the Safety of the
Bill about Innovations.
Next, the Amendments in the Bill for Innovations
were agreed to, as they came from the House of Commons, and voted to pass as it came, with the Amendments from the House of Commons.
And a Message was sent to the House of Commons,
by Serjeant Whitfeild and Serjeant Glanvile:
Sent to the H. C.
To carry down the Bill, with the Amendments; and
to let them know, that this House agrees with them in
the said Amendments.
The Messengers return Answer:
That they have delivered the said Bill to the House
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference.
Conference about the Affairs of the Western Parts reported.
The Speaker reported the Effect of this Conference:
"To acquaint their Lordships with a Letter, which they
have received from the County of Cornwaile; and the
House of Commons desired their Lordships to expedite the Commission for making the Earl of Pembrooke
Captain General of the Six Western Counties, which
would be a Means for settling those Counties, if his
Presence were amongst them.
"2. The House of Commons desires Concurrence in
"1. An Order concerning Apprentices that list themselves for to be Soldiers;" which being read, was
agreed to. (Here enter it.)
"2. An Order concerning the Payment of Monies
out of the Mint to the King's younger Children."
Referred till some other Time.
E. of Stamford's Letter, about some Prisoners taken by his People.
"I had Intelligence of a great Meeting of divers Officers and Soldiers of great Quality, and Persons very
considerable, at a Place in Radnorshire, called Presteyne, about Fifteen Miles distant from this Town; so
I resolved to adventure Forty Horse, to be taken out
of Captain Kyrle's Troop and my own (for we have
no more Horse in this Place); and, to support these
Horse, mounted Twenty chosen Musketeers out of
my Regiment, and made Dragooners; all these to
be commanded in chief by Captain Kirle's Lieutenant, one Mr. Fleminge, a brave and a gallant Man,
as may appear by the Conduct of this Business; and
he assisted by One of the Corporals of my Troop:
This Lieutenant, being a Welshman, and knowing that
Town and the Country adjacent, marched from this
Place about Three of the Clock before Night, and
arrived at Presteyne about Ten. The Business was
thus Ordered, that the Lieutenant, with Five Horsemen, should advance to the Town, pretending that
they came from the King's Army, and so to find
out somebody that might inform them where these
Gentlemen did lie; he was not long about it, but
immediately found out the House; so the Lieutenant
came in amongst them, and had some Discourse with
them, and, after a while, pretending to discharge
his Pistols, gave Fire to one, and kept the other
charged, by which Fire all our People came into the
Town; so he made good the Chamber and Stairs where
they were, and his other Horsemen made good the
Gate of the House: There was at that Time about
Two Hundred Men in the Town, who presently, being
upon Guard, drew up, and perceiving our Horse to
advance, gave Fire upon them, but did no Hurt at
all; so my Corporal commanded the First Rank to
fire, which did such good Execution that Three of
the Welsh fell, and afterwards did make so bold a
Charge upon them, that they were all routed, and
so run away; then he drew up all his Horse and
the Dragooners into the Market-place, and made
that good, and then sent Relief to the Lieutenant,
who had taken the great Prince of Radnorshire
Mr. Charles Price, one Mr. Wigmore a pestilent
Papist, Mr. Roderigo Gwyn, and Captain Jo. Gwyn his
Brother, Francis Riccards a professed Enemy to the
Parliament, and, (fn. *) by meer Chance, one Mr. Pattye
a Servant to the Marquis of Hertford; besides these,
very few Hours before their coming, there were the
Lord Herbert of Ragland and Mr. Conisby, and divers
others of that malignant Party, contriving how they
might dispossess me of this Place; but, I thank God,
they were caught in their own Wiliness. My Men
brought away from thence about Three and Thirty
excellent good Muskets, divers Pikes, and other Welsh
Weapons. There were divers Gentlemen that did voluntarily assist in this Service; as one Mr. Freeman, a
Counsellor at Law; he is this Countryman, who
fought very bravely, and took away many Arms with
his Hands; and another Gentleman of Radnorshire,
whose Name I have forgotten, but I shall inform
hereafter your Lordship more particularly, when
I shall receive your Lordship's Order and Instructions
how and when I shall dispose of these Rebels. Sir
Rob't Harley's Son hath taken one Captain Jefferyes,
and some other malignant Papists; and truly he
hath shewed much Courage and Vigilancy since my
coming into these Parts, and very much Affection
to the Parliament. I have put in a Garrison into
Gudridg Castle, a Place of infinite Importance, within
Four Miles of Monmouth, where the Lord Marquis
of Hertford and the Lord Herbert hath put in
about Nine Hundred Men, and a Troop of Horse,
and from thence I am menaced daily; but I trust
in God I shall defend myself. I shall desire that some
speedy Course may be taken, to remove these Prisoners; and I shall ever pray for the Prosperity of
their Lordships, and their happy Proceedings; and
Hereford, the 29th of October, 1642.
"Your Lordship's most humble Servant,
Order for selling Lead, Iron, and other Materials, of the Castle of Sherburne.
"Whereas the Lords and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, have formerly Ordered the
slighting and demolishing the Castle of Sherbourne,
in which, as is since informed, are many Materials
which are of Worth, and fitting to be saved and sold:
They, the said Lords and Commons, (taking the same
into Consideration) do hereby Order and Ordain, That
it shall and may be lawful for the Deputy Lieutenants
of the County of Dorsett, to take down and sell away
all the Lead, Iron, Board, Timber, and other Materials of the said Castle, that will yield Money, and
convert the same for the defraying of the Charge of
the Workmen and Soldiers that now are, or shall be,
employed for the demolishing thereof."
Garrison of Manchester to be paid out of Delinquents Estates hereafter.
"In regard that the Garrison in Manchester is still
upon Expence of their own Money only, without
receiving any Aid or Relief at all from the Public
Bank here in London: It is therefore Ordered, by
the Lords and Commons, That the Officers of the
several Companies that lie in Garrison in Manchester,
shall have their Pay, according to their Places, paid
them out of the Delinquents Estates hereafter, when
it shall please God, Matters are better settled; and,
for Security thereof, shall have the Public Faith."
For Re-payment of such as shall furnish Men under the Earl of Warwick.
"Whereas the Lord Mayor and divers Citizens of
the City of London, out of their good Affections to
the Safety of the City and Commonwealth, in this
Time of Danger, upon the Report of an Army approaching towards the City, (fn. *) or raising of Voluntiers
to be listed under the Command of the Earl of Warwicke, and will advance Money by Way of Loan, for
their Weekly Payments, upon the Public Faith to be
re-paid all such Monies that shall be disbursed: It
is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons
in Parliament, That all such as shall furnish Men
and Money in the said Service shall be re-paid them
all such Monies as they shall disburse or advance in
this said Service; and, for the true Re-payment
thereof, shall have the Public Faith of the Kingdom,
the which the Lords and Commons do hereby engage
To recommend Colonel Vavasor to be Captain of a Troop of Horse at Bandonbridge.
"Upon reading of the Letter of Colonel Vavasor,
directed to the Speaker of the Commons House of
Parliament, and referred by that House to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, whereby the Speaker
was desired to move the said House, That, in regard
the said Colonel Vavasor was Governor of the Town
of Bandonbridge, in the Place of the Lord Kinelmeckyn, who, in his Life-time, commanded also a Troop
of Horse in that Town, he might now be recommended to have the Command of the said Troop:
Forasmuch as the House of Commons have lately
thought fit to take that Troop into the Pay of this State,
the Lords and Commons in Parliament have now
Ordered, That, in regard of the Services done by
the said Sir Charles Vavasor, and the Conveniency of
joining the Command of that Troop to the Office of
Governor of that Town, the said Colonel Vavasor be
by them recommended to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to be Captain of that Troop of Horse, in the
Town of Bandonbridge, lately commanded by the Lord
Kinelmeckin, and since taken into the Pay of this
State; and that his Lordship be desired to give him
Commission, for commanding the same."
For sending Cloaths, Ammunition, &c. to Galloway.
"Upon Report this Day made from the Committee
for the Affairs of Ireland, concerning what present
Supply of Victuals and other Necessaries are fit to
be sent to the Fort of Galloway, in the Province
of Connaght, in Ireland, for Relief of the Soldiers,
and strengthening of the Fort; and having perused
the Wants presented by Captain Willoughby, who
hath the Command thereof: It is Ordered, by the
Lords and Commons, That complete Suits of
Cloaths for the Soldiers to be forthwith sent thither,
Two Mortar Pieces, and a Proportion of Granadoes,
Timber for Ten Carriages, Five Hundred Deal Boards,
One Chest of Drugs, Twenty Carbines, Thirty Muskets
Snaphances, Two Tun of Match, Two Tun of Lead,
Fifty Demi-culverin Shot, One Hundred Saker Shot,
One Hundred Minion Shot, Fifty Buts of Beer, Thirty
Quarters of Wheat, Thirty Quarters of Malt, Fifty
Thousand of Biscuits, Thirty Hogsheads of Pease, Twenty
Hogsheads of Oatmeal, Fifty Oaken Planks for Platforms; and that it be referred to the Committee for
Irish Adventurers chosen in London, to take Care of
making the aforesaid Provisions: who, after they
(fn. †) have contracted for them, and reported to the Committee the Prices agreed on, and the Times of Payment for them, they are to send them away, and deliver
them to the Chief Governor of the said Fort, with the
Charge of the said Cloaths and Victual, to the End
the Prices may be defalked out of the Soldiers Pay,
as is just and usual."
For contracting for Provisions for Ireland.
"Upon Report made from the Committee for the
Affairs of Ireland, concerning what present Supply of
Victuals may be fit to be sent into the Province
of Munster, for Relief of the Forces there: It is
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Two Hundred Thousand
Weight of Biscuits, Forty Thousand of Cheese (out
of that which was provided by some Cheesemongers
of London for Mr. Frost), One Hundred Quarters of
Malt, Five Hundred Quarters of Oats, and Five
Hundred Quarters of Wheat, shall be forthwith provided, for Relief of the Forces in Munster; and that
it be referred to the Committee of Irish Adventurers
chosen in London, to take Care of the making the
aforesaid Provisions, who, after they have contracted
for them, and reported to the Committee the Prices
agreed on, and the Times of Payment for them, they
are to send them away, and deliver them, with their
whole Charge, unto the Commissaries for Victuals
appointed for that Province, to be delivered out to
the Soldiers, and the Prices defalked out of the
Soldiers Pay, as is most just and reasonable."
For recruiting the Fort of Galloway.
"Upon Report made from the Committee for the
Affairs of Ireland (amongst other Things) concerning the Fort of Galloway there, That they thought fit
that the Three Companies of Soldiers appointed for
that Garrison should, with the best Conveniency, be
speedily recruited: It is Ordered, by the Lords and
Commons in Parliament assembled, That a Dispatch
be made, to the Lord Forboys, whereby his Lordship
may be ordered to leave in the Fort of Galloway so
many of his Men which are now upon the Service of
the Sea Adventurers, as will serve to recruit and
make up the full Numbers of the said Three Companies, with able and sufficient Men, for the Guard
and Defence of that Fort."
To send Cloaths and Ammunition to Athlone, in Connaught.
"Upon Report made from the Committee for the
Affairs of Ireland, That the Two Regiments of Foot
sent unto the Lord Ranalagh, Lord President of
Connaght, for the Guard of Athlone, and Parts adjacent, are in Want of Victual, Cloathing, and other
Necessaries, to enable them for Continuance in the
Service: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Sixteen Hundred complete Suits of Cloaths for the Soldiers, Thirty
Barrels of Powder, Thirty Hundred of Musket-bullets,
Forty Hundred of Match, Forty Thousand of Biscuit, Ten Thousand Weight of Cheese, and Two
Thousand Pounds in Money, be forthwith provided, for
Supply of those Regiments; and that it be referred
to the Committee of Irish Adventurers chosen in
London, to take Care for making these Provisions,
who, after they have contracted for them, and reported to the Committee the Prices agreed on, and the
Times of Payment, they are to send them away to
Athlone, by the Way of Dublin, with the Prices they
cost here, and the Charges of Carriage, that Defalkation may be made thereof out of the Soldiers Pay;
and that Letters be written to the Committee of the
House of Commons at Dublin, to let them know, that
Cloaths were formerly sent to Dublin, as well for Supply of those Regiments in Connaght, as for those in
Lempster; and that these, by their Care, are to be
conveyed to Athlone, in Case the former were not:
And it is further Ordered, by the said Lords and
Commons, That Sixteen Hundred Suits of old Cloaths,
of those that are given in London for the Relief of
the Poor in Ireland, to be forthwith sent to Galloway, to be thence conveyed to Athlone, for the Cloathing of those Soldiers there, and in Case the new
ones intended by this Order shall not be brought thither Time enough for their Relief; and in Case those
new ones be so brought thither in good Time, that
those old Cloaths be disposed of there, to such poor
Protestant People as the Lord President of Connaght
shall think worthy of them."
An Agent to be sent into Flanders, to let them know; this State takes Notice of their supplying the Rebels in Ireland.
"Upon a Report made from the Committee for the
Affairs of Ireland; it is this Day Ordered, by the
Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That
some fit Person should be sent from the Parliament
into Flanders, as an Agent to the Governor, and to
be continued there during the Pleasure of the Parliament, with Instructions to let the Governor know,
that this State takes Notice of the sending of Arms,
Powder, and Ammunition, from thence, to supply the
Rebels in Ireland, which is contrary to a Proclamation of the King of Spaine's, in that Behalf; and that
the said Agent be authorized to use all good Means
to prevent the same (fn. *) for Time to come; and that
it be referred to the Committee of Irish Adventurers
chosen in London, to think of a fit Man for this Employment, and to report it to the House."
Order for 200l. to the Archbishop of Armagh.
"The Lords and Commons, taking Notice of the
great Piety and Learning, and of the good Service
that thereby James Archbishop of Armagh has done
to the Church of England, and of his pressing and present Necessities, occasioned by that cruel and unnatural Rebellion in Ireland, do Order, That the Receivers in London, of the Contribution-monies for Ireland, do forthwith pay unto the said James Archbishop of Armagh, or his Assigns, the Sum of Two
Hundred Pounds, out of the said Contribution-monies,
for his present Relief in this Time of his great Wants;
and that an Acquittance, under the said Archbishop
or his Assign's Hand, together with this Order,
shall be a sufficient Discharge unto the said Receivers,
for so much Monies paid hereupon."
Receiver of Suffolk to retain 4,000l. for Defence of the County.
"Upon a Letter received from Sir Nathaniell Barnardiston, and other the Committees of the County
of Suff; it is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons,
That the Receivers of the Monies and Plate upon
the Propositions, in that County, do retain in their
Hands Four Thousand Pounds, to be issued out
for the Defence and Safety of the said County, if
Need shall be, according to the Directions of the
Deputy Lieutenants and Committees of the said
Order for fortifying the Castle and City of Exeter.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the Mayor and Deputy
Lieutenants of the City and County of Exeter shall
have Power to assemble together, muster, train, and
command, all the Trained Bands, and other Persons
able to bear Arms, in that City, and County of the
same; and to nominate and appoint such Persons as
are fit, to be Captains, and other Officers, to conduct,
lead, and command, the said Trained Bands and
others; and to cause the said City, and Castle of
Exeter adjoining to the City, but situate without the
Bounds of the County of the said City, and within
the County of Devon, to be fortified, and their Ordnance there to be mounted, and the said City and
Castle put into a Posture of Defence; and to raise
strong Watches, by armed Men, to set by Day and
by Night, in such Places as are necessary and fitting;
and that they do not permit any Soldiers to come
into the said City or Castle, without Authority of
both Houses of Parliament; and that the said Mayor
and Deputy Lieutenants of that City, and County of
the same, do apprehend and commit to safe Custody
as well all such Persons as, being Commissioners of
Array, do put in Execution the same Commission, or
that do promote or endeavour to put the same Commission in Execution, as also all such Persons as do
lend Money, Plate, or Arms, to His Majesty, for the
maintaining of a wicked and unnatural War against
His Majesty's good Subjects, and that do disturb the
Peace of the Kingdom; and that the said Mayor and
Deputy Lieutenants, as often as Need shall require,
do call in Aid of the Deputy Lieutenants appointed
by Parliament for the said County of Devon, and, in
their Absence, (fn. †) of the Justices of the Peace, Captains,
and all other His Majesty's Officers in that County,
for the raising of such the Trained Bands and others,
within that County, and the several Divisions thereof,
to assist the said Mayor and Deputy Lieutenants, in
Defence and Preservation of the said City and Castle;
and that all Officers that have Admiral Jurisdiction
within the said City, or the Liberties thereof, in case
any Enemy come to the said City or Castle by Sea
or by Land, or any Hostility be used against the said
City or Castle, do command all Ships, and other
Vessels, within the said City and Liberties thereof, to
be employed and used as the said Mayor and Deputy
Lieutenants shall direct, for the Safety and Preservation of the said City and Castle."
100 Dragoons in Devon to be at the Command of the City of Exon, during their billeting there.
"Whereas, the 17th of October, it was Ordered,
That a Troop of Horse should presently be raised,
and One Hundred Dragooners, in the County of Devon, for the Quiet of that County, and to answer all
Alarms, and to bring up the Delinquents, and to do
such other Service as they should be enjoined by both
or either Houses of Parliament, which Troop was to
be raised at the Charge of the County, and to be paid
out of the Contribution-money of the City of Exon,
and were to reside at the City of Exon, unless they
should be called thence by the Deputy Lieutenants of
Devon, for to serve elsewhere: And forasmuch as the
Deputy Lieutenants of Devon have not any Power or
Jurisdiction, by the Ordinance of the Militia, within
the City of Exon, but the same remains and is placed
solely and absolutely in the Mayor and Deputy Lieutenants appointed for the said City: It is therefore
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That, for
such and so long Time as the said Horse or Dragoons
shall be billeted or continue in the City of Exon, they
shall be at the joint Dispose, and under the joint
Government and Command, of the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Devon, and of the Mayor and
Deputy Lieutenants of the said City."
Order to disarm disaffected Persons in the County of Derby.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of
Derby shall have Power to disarm and secure the
Persons of such as have shewed themselves disaffected
to the Proceedings of the Parliament, or have not
contributed to the Public Charge, in this Time of
To be general for all Counties.
This Order is to be made general for all Counties.
Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Derby.
"It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That Sir George Gresley, Sir John Curson,
Knights, and Baronets, Sir John Gell, Sir Edward
Cooke, Baronets, Sir Edward Leech, Sir Edward
Vernon, Sir John Coke Junior, Sir Samuell Sleigh,
Knights, Thomas Gresley, Francis Burdett, Christopher
Horton, Francis Munday, Thomas Gell, Francis Revell,
Henry Wigfall, Nath. Hallows, Esquires, shall be
Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Derby; and
that the Deputy Lieutenants, or any Two of them,
shall have full Power to do and execute all Things
according to the Ordinance for the Militia, in as full
and ample Manner as if they had received Deputations from the Lieutenant of that County."
Order concerning Apprentices that list themselves for Soldiers.
"Whereas, in Times of common Danger and Necessity, the Interest of private Persons ought to give
Way to the Public; it is Ordained and Declared, by
the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That such
Apprentices as have been, or shall be, listed to serve as
Soldiers, for the Defence of the Religion and Liberty
of the Kingdom, His Majesty's Royal Person, the
Parliament, and the City of London, their Sureties and
such as stand engaged for them shall be secured,
against their Masters, their Executors and Administrators, from all Loss and Inconvenience, by Forfeiture of Bonds, Covenants, Enfranchisements, or
otherwise; and that, after this Public Service ended,
the Masters of such Apprentices shall be commanded
and required to receive them again into their Service,
without imposing upon them any Punishment, Loss,
or Prejudice, for their Absence in the Defence of the
Commonwealth: And the Lords and Commons do
further Declare, That, if it shall appear that the
Masters of such Apprentices have received any considerable Loss by the Absence of their Apprentices,
they will take Care that reasonable Satisfaction shall
be made unto them, out of the Public Stock of the
Kingdom, according to Justice and Indifferency."
"Right Honourable and Noble Gentlemen,
A Letter from the Deputy Lieutenants of Cornwall.
"We are from Plymouth (whence we made our last
Dispatch) come to this City, to confer with the Deputy Lieutenants of Devon, for the raising of Men,
Money, and other Necessaries, to oppose the Power of
the Malignants of our own County, who grow every Day
stronger, (fn. *) and are raising, besides the Trained Bands,
Two great Regiments of Voluntiers, and (as we are
credibly informed) divers Troops of Horse and
Dragoons. The Gentlemen of this County profess
much Willingness; but withall they protest they want
Money and Arms. They have written (and we have
joined with them) to the Gentlemen of Som'sett,
Wilts, South'ton, and Dorsett, for their Assistance.
What Effect it will produce, we know not; but we
are confident, that, if it shall please my Lord of Pembrooke, the noble General for these Counties, to appear in these Parts, there will be so full and chearful
an Access to his Lordship, as the Work (we trust in
the Lord) will be speedily effected. In the mean
Time, we desire Colonel Bampfeild may, with his Regiment, be speedily sent hither; and that you will be
pleased, so soon as you may, to furnish with some considerable Sums of Money and Arms for Horse and
"Your humble Servants,
Exon, the 29th of October, 1642.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords
and Commons Committee for the
General Safety of the Kingdom.
Present these with Speed."
Requests for the Safety of the Divines from Scotland to the General Synod.
"1. It is desired, that both the Safe Conducts be subscribed by the Speakers of both Houses.
"2. That, in both, a void Room may be left for the
"3. That, in the Inscription of the Safe Conduct to
the Commissioners of the Kirke, the Words ["such
Divines as shall come from the Realm of Scotland"]
be changed into these ["such Godly and Learned,
as shall come from the Church of Scotland"]; and always thereafter, when these come from the Church of
Scotland are called ["Reverend and Pious Divines"],
that it be made ["Godly and Learned"], and the
Word ["Divines"] omitted.
"4. That Two Doubles of either be subscribed by the
Speakers of both Houses."
"An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons in
Parliament, for the Security and Safe Conduct
of such Godly and Learned as shall come from
the Church of Scotland, to the Assembly of
Divines here in this Kingdom.
Ordinance for their Safe Conduct.
"Whereas the Commissioners of the National Assembly of the Church of Scotland, met at Edinburgh the
21st of September, have, at the Desire of both Houses
of Parliament, signified to the Lords and Commons
in the Parliament of England, that they intend to nominate some Godly and Learned, to assist in the Assembly of Divines, agreed upon by an Act passed in
both Houses of Parliament, and now sent to His Majesty: For their better Security, in these Commotions
of Soldiers and People in Arms, it is Ordained, by the
Lords and Commons in Parliament, That such Godly
and Learned, with their Servants and Retinue, shall
be protected by the Power and Authority of Parliament, and kept safe and free from all Danger, Molestation, Restraint, and Detention, in their Repair to
London, and during their Abode here, and in their
Return back again: And, for the further Notice
and Manifestation thereof, it is Ordered, That the
Speakers of both Houses shall subscribe this full and
free Safe Conduct and Safeguard to the Persons
abovewritten, whereby they may be secured from all
Harm and Restraint, in their Passage, Abode, and
Repose, to be interpreted in as large and beneficial a
Manner, and with as full and real Assurance, as ever
any Safeguard or Safe Conduct may or ought to be
interpreted, strengthened and confirmed by the Public Faith of the Kingdom; and that any Copy hereof,
under the Hands of both or either of the Clerks of
the Lords or Commons House, shall be of as great
Force and Effect, for the Safe Conduct and Securing of the said Persons, or any of them, their Retinue, and Servants, as the Original, signed by the
Speakers, as is before expressed; requiring all Officers and Soldiers of the Army, as likewise all Sheriffs,
Mayors, and other His Majesty's loving Subjects, to
observe the same with all due Obedience and Care;
and likewise to give them all Aid and Assistance, as
often as Occasion shall require, as they will answer
the contrary at their Peril."
"An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons in
Parliament, for the Security and Safe Conduct
of the Commissioners of the Realm of Scotland, for the Conservation of the Peace, made
the 24th of October, 1642.
Ordinance for the Safe Conduct of the Commissioners of Scotland, for Conservation of the Peace.
"Whereas, in Pursuance of the Act of Pacification
and Oblivion, made in the Seventeenth Year of His
Majesty's Reign, divers Noblemen, Barons, and Burgesses, have been nominated and appointed, by His
Majesty and the States of Parliament of the Kingdom of Scotland, to be Commissioners for the Conservation of the Peace of both Kingdoms, who have
thought good to send being
some of their own Number, to His Majesty and this
Parliament, in discharging of that Trust reposed in
them by that Act of Pacification: For their better Security in these Times of Commotion of Soldiers and
People in Arms, it is Ordained, by the Lords and
Commons in Parliament, That the said Commissioners, which are to be sent as afore, with all their Servants and Retinue, shall be protected by the Power
and Authority of Parliament, and kept safe and free
from all Danger, Molestation, Restraint, and Detention, in their Repair to London, and during their
Abode here, and in their Return back again: And,
for the further Notice and Manifestation hereof, it
is Ordered, That the Speakers of both Houses shall
subscribe this full and free Safe Conduct and Safeguard to the Persons abovewritten, whereby they
may be secured from all Harm and Restraint, in their
Passage, Abode, and Repose, to be interpreted in as
large and ample and beneficial Manner, and with
all full and real Assurance, as ever any Safeguard
or Safe Conduct may or ought to be interpreted,
strengthened and confirmed by the Public Faith of
the Kingdom; and that any Copy hereof, under the
Hands of both or either of the Clerks of the Lords
or Commons House, shall be of as great Force and
Effect, for the Safe Conduct and Securing of the said
Persons, or any of them, their Retinue, and Servants, as the Original, signed by the Speakers, as is
before expressed; requiring all Officers and Soldiers
of the Army, as likewise all Sheriffs, Mayors, and
others His Majesty's loving Subjects, to observe the
same with all due Obedience and Care; and likewise to give them all Aid and Assistance, as often
as Occasion shall require, as they will answer the
contrary at their Peril: It is further Ordained, as
before, That James Duke of Lenox, and Robert Earl
of Roxborough, shall be excepted out of this present
Safe Conduct, and shall receive no Benefit or Protection by the same."