DIE Jovis, 1 die Decembris.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker this Day.
E. of Bath's Petition for Protection of his Goods, &c.
The Petition of Henry Earl of Bath was read; shewing, "That whereas he being (a Peer of this Realm),
by their Lordships Warrants a Prisoner restrained in
The Tower; in the mean Time, his House and Goods
have been assaulted and threatened (he knows not by
what Authority), and his Horses, which are for his
ordinary Service and his Lady's daily Use, are arrested, and in Danger to be taken from her: His
Lordship desires the Favour, Justice, and Protection,
that his House, Goods, and Horses, may be secured and
preserved, for his Lady's and his necessary Support."
Delinquents sent for, for seizing his Horses.
Ordered, That the Persons that seized these Horses
(being contrary to the Privilege of Parliament) shall be
sent for, to (fn. *) be examined by what Warrant they seized
them; and this House thinks it fit to have a Conference
with the House of Commons, that the Order concerning
the seizing of Horses may be dissolved.
Speaker to write to the L. General, to restore the Countess of Banbury's Horses that were seized.
This House was informed, "That the Horses of the
Countess of Banbury, which were by Order of this
House to be restored, are sent into the Army, to
Captain Pritty; and he refuses (being sent to) to deliver them:" Hereupon this House Ordered, That
the Speaker shall write a Letter to the Lord General,
that they may be restored, according to the Order of
E. of Warwick's Cause about the Post Office.
Upon reading Two Affidavits, "That the Order of
this House, for the giving the Possession of the Letter
Office to the Earl of Warwicke, is disobeyed, by Phillip
Burlamachi, Job Alibond, and James Hickes:" (Here
enter them.) Hereupon this House Ordered, That (fn. †) they
shall be sent (fn. *) for, to appear here To-morrow Morning,
to shew Cause why they have not obeyed the said Order.
Security offered for the E. of Portland's Appearance.
The Lord Lovelace did this Day offer to engage his
Word to this House, for the Security of the Earl of
Portland, that he shall be confined to his own House in
London, and the Liberties thereof; and that he shall
appear before this House at any Time when he shall
have Notice from this House.
Referred until this House hears from the House of
Message to the H. C. for a Conference, on various Subjects.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
To desire a Conference, concerning the Order for the
seizing of Horses for the Service of the Army, and concerning the Earl of Portland, and concerning the King's
Mrs. Leveson versus Blunt.
The Petition of Frances the Wife of Tho. Leveson,
Esquire, was read; shewing, "That her Husband, being
in France, hath allotted her One Hundred Pounds per
Annum, out of his Lands in Wolverhampton, for her
Maintenance during his Absence; and one Francis
Blunt is to make Payment thereof; but he being a
notorious Papist, and in these Times of Distraction,
refuses to pay the same, and converts it to his own
Ordered, To be referred to the Examination of
Mr. Justice Crawly, who is to report the same to this
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 Henry Mildemay, Knight; which consisted
of these Particulars:
1. An Order for Captain Manwaring to search for
Provisions and Ammunition to go to the King. (Here
Agreed to, with this Addition, "That no Trunks,
Packs, and Carriages, shall be carried out of London,
but by a Pass, either from Parliament, or the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom."
2. An Order for a Commission (fn. *) for a Captain of a
Company for Foot or Dragooners. (Here enter it.)
and for the Lords Assistants to bring in their Contribution.
3. To desire that, whereas the House of Commons
did lately desire that their Lordships would know what
the Members and Assistants of this House would contribute toward the Maintenance of the Army, they desire that their Assistants may be forthwith called to
that Purpose; else many of them will be gone out of
To be taken into Consideration.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Order for the Commission to the Captains, &c. But touching the Order to
search Trunks and Carts that go out of Town, and
concerning the calling the Assistants to contribute, this
House will send an Answer, by Messengers of their
own, in convenient Time.
Message to the H. C. with a further Answer.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To let them know, that this House consents to the
Order for searching of Trunks and Carts that go out
of Town, with the Addition; and the Order and the
said Addition to be delivered to the House of Commons.
Subject of the Conference.
"1. The Particulars of this Conference is, to let
them know, that, in regard of the Inconveniencies
found by taking up so many Horses for the Service
of the Army, their Lordships desire to know what
Number of Horses will be sufficient for the recruiting of the Army; and, when that is done, that the
Order for seizing the Horses may be taken off, and
the Friends of the Parliament used kindly.
"2. That the Air in London doth not agree with the
Health of the King's Children; therefore to desire
that they may be removed to St. James, (fn. †) or to Whitehall, and that the Countess of Roxborough will undertake they shall not be removed from thence (fn. ‡) without the Knowledge of the Parliament.
"3. That the Earl of Portland desires he may be
removed to his own House in London, for his Health's
Sake; the Lord Newnham and the Lord Lovelace undertaking for his Forth-coming: (fn. ||) This their Lordships are inclined to grant; but do acquaint the House
of Commons first with it, it being at their Desire that
he was secured.
"4. That the Money sequestered unto Sir Ralph
Freeman, for the Monthly Relief of the King's Children, may be paid unto the Exchequer, and by the
Officers of the Exchequer paid unto Sir David Cuningham, who hath a Privy Seal to receive it, and
give a Discharge to the Officers of the Exchequer,
who cannot else, by their Oaths, pay it; and to desire the House of Commons to take the same into
House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords
went to the Conference; which being ended, the House
Affidavits in the E. of Warwick's Cause about the Post Office.
"Richard Poole maketh Oath, and saith, That, on
the 26th of November last, he, this Deponent, served
Mr. Phillip Burlemachi and Pompey Calandrini with
an Order of the Lords in Parliament, of 25th of the
same Month, for delivering of the Possession of the
(fn. *) Inland Letter Office to the Right Honourable the
Earl of Warwick; and that, on Monday the 28th
of the said Month of November, there came one
James Hickes to the Place appointed by the said Earl
or his Deputies (for receiving of the Mails of Letters according to the said Order), with a Message
from Mr. Prideaux, who (as he said) was then at
Mr. Burlimachie's House, to Mr. Pulley and myself,
and to require the Delivery of the Letters of Chester
Road which were come to our Hands to him; and
that he would receive not only them but all other
that came, notwithstanding the Order of the Lords:
Whereupon the Deponent went to the said Mr.
Prideaux, to know by what Order he required the
Letters, who refused to shew any; and desiring him
to take Notice of the Order of the Lords, which this
Deponent shewed to him, the said Mr. Prideaux answered, he had seen a Copy thereof, and demanded
whether I did serve him therewith; to whom I answered, That, if he claimed any Thing to do in the
Office, I did serve him; whereupon he required
John Castlon, Edward Hutchins, and Job Alibond, then
present, to bear Witness."
Jurat. 1 Decembris, 1642.
"Fulke Hughes maketh Oath, and faith, That, upon
the 27th of November last past, he served an Order
of the Lords in Parliament, of the 25th of the same
Month, upon Edward Hutchins, Post-master at Charing
Crosse, and Job Alibond, a Servant in the (fn. *) Inland
Letter Office during the Sequestration, who confessed
that they knew of the said Order before their Serving
therewith; and that, notwithstanding the said Order,
the Mail of Letters for the Western Road was delivered at Mr. Burlimachie's House upon the 28th
Day of the same Month, and were there distributed
by Job Alibond and James Hickes; and the Letters
of the other Roads were delivered in by them at
the said Burlimachie's House, and sent away by the
several Posts of the said Roads upon the Night following; and the said Alibond and Hickes do execute
the said Office in Burlimachie's House, in the same
Manner as they and others formerly had done during
the Time of the Sequestration."
Jurat. 1 die Decembris, 1642.
Commission for a Captain of Foot, or Dragoons.
"By virtue of an Ordinance of Parliament, authorizing me to be Lieutenant of the County
of, I do hereby nominate and appoint you
to be Captain of a Company of
to be mustered within the several Parishes of the
County aforesaid; and do further give Warrant to
you, to lead, train, and muster the said Company
of, at such Days, Times, and Places, as
you the said Captain of the said Company, shall think fit and convenient; and do hereby
give Power, and authorize you the said Captain,
to lead and conduct the said Forces, as well in
Places without the said County as within, and to
give Battle and fight with all Rebels and Traitors,
and their Adherents, and all others that shall approach
with any Forces towards or against the said County,
or cause Insurrection within the same; and them to
invade, resist, repress, subdue, pursue, kill, and slay,
and put to Execution of Death, and by all Means
to destroy, as Enemies of the King, Parliament, and
Kingdom, and the Peace of the said County; observing from Time to Time such other Directions and
Commands as you shall receive from me, or, in (fn. †) my
Absence, from my Deputy Lieutenants, or any One
or more of them, in that Behalf directed; willing and
commanding all inferior Officers and Soldiers of the
said Company of to be attending, aiding,
and assisting unto you, for the better Furtherance of
this Service by the said Ordinance required. Given
under my Hand, this Day in the 18th
Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King
House adjourned till 10 a cras.