DIE Mercurii, 7 die Decembris.
Lord Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Committee for Gunpowder.
Ordered, That the Committee that have (fn. *) Power
to buy Powder for the Use of the Parliament, shall have
Power likewise to buy Brimstone and Salt-petre, and to
see that the same be not transported out of the City of
London; and to desire the Concurrence of the House of
Assessors and Collectors of Money in London.
Next, Names were read, for to be Assessors and Collectors in London of Monies.
Ordered, That this House approves of these Collectors and Assessors, and to send the same to the House
of Commons, and desire their Concurrence therein;
and that the Committees may put the Ordinance for
raising of Monies into speedy Execution.
Message from the H. C. for the Lords to sit a while.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Henry Mildmaye, Knight:
To desire their Lordships to sit a while; for they have
a Business of great Consequence to be passed this Day.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will sit a while, as is desired.
Message to them, with the Collectors Names for Money in London; and about seizing Salt-petre, &c.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Serjeant Glanvile and Dr. Aylett:
To desire them to concur with this House, in approving the Names of the Assessors and Collectors of
Money in London; and that they would join, to quicken
the Committees to put the Ordinance into Execution
with all Speed; and also to desire to join with this
House, in searching and seizing for Salt-petre and Brimstone.
Message from the H. C. for the Lords to concur in the following Particulars.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Henry Vane, Junior; which consisted of divers
Particulars, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence:
1. To desire their Lordships Concurrence with them,
that the Lord Mayor and the Sheriffs of London might
have Power to remove Ten Persons, which are imprisoned in Crosby House, to Gresham Colledge, in London.
Agreed to with the House of Commons.
2. An Order, being an Explanation to some Things
in the Ordinance for the assessing of such Persons as have
not contributed, &c. the same to be printed. (Here
3. Two Resolutions of the House of Commons, concerning the nominating of more Persons, in several
Wards in London, to be Assessors; the same to be
printed. (Here enter it.)
4. An Order to clear such Persons as have been in
printed Papers declared to be Traitors. (Here enter it.)
5. An Order touching releasing of Horses which are
seized. (Here enter it.)
6. Resolutions concerning the King's Children. (Here
The rest of this Report shall be made To-morrow.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will return an Answer to this Message by Messengers of their own.
Message from thence, for the Lords to concur in the following Particulars.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Pym:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in several
Things, which hath passed the House of Commons:
1. Instructions to be given to Committees for the
County of Sussex, being such as were made for all Counties; but, in regard of divers Occasions, the House of
Commons have made some Alterations and Additions in
them. (Here enter them.)
Agreed to, with the Additions.
2. An Order concerning the Town of Marleborough
and the Lady Seymour. (Here enter it.)
3. An Order for the Speaker of the House of Commons to be Master of the Rolls, he being dead.
Ordered, The rest of this Message shall be made
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees with the House of Commons
in the Instructions for Sussex, with the Alterations, and
in the Order concerning Marleborough; but concerning
the Place of the Master of the Rolls, this House will
send an Answer, by Messengers of their own.
Resolutions of the H. C.
"Resolved, upon the Question, by the House of
The King's Children to be removed to St. James's.
"That the King's Children shall be removed to St.
James, where formerly they were.
Earl of Pembroke to continue his Care of them.
"That it shall be recommended to the Earl of Pembrooke, to continue his Care of the King's Children at
Money for their Support.
"That this House will adhere to their former Vote,
concerning the Monies for the King's Children at St.
James to be paid into the Hands of Mr. Holland, according to the Ordinance of Parliament.
Earl of Portland not to be removed.
"As to the Proposition concerning the Removal of
the Earl of Portland, the House of Commons doth
not concur with the Lords.
Assessors for Money to be raised in London and Westminster.
"Resolved, upon the Question,
"That the Lord Mayor, and other Persons named in
the Ordinance, shall have Power to nominate and appoint Six other Persons, to be Assessors, in the several
Wards of Farrington Without and Criplegate, and as
many in other Wards as there shall be Cause.
"That the Lord Mayor, and the other Persons
named in the said Ordinance, shall have Power to
nominate Two Persons, to be Assessors, in the several
Privileged Places within the several Wards."
Assessment of London and Westminster.
"Whereas, in and by a late Ordinance of both Houses
of Parliament, it is Ordained, for the Cause therein
expressed, That all Persons of Ability, within the
Cities of London and Westm. and the Suburbs of the
same, and also within the Borough of Southwarke,
who have not at all, or not answerable to their
Estates, contributed towards the Maintenance of the
Army raised by Authority of this present Parliament,
shall be assessed in such Manner and Proportion as in
the said Ordinance is directed, of which the Lords
and Commons now assembled in Parliament do expect
a vigorous and speedy Execution; but, finding some
Doubt to be raised upon the Point of Time, whether
that Clause of not contributing at all, or not in Proportion to their Estates, be meant of not contributing
before the passing of the said Ordinance in both
Houses of Parliament, or to be extended to any Time
before the assessing of them, and giving them Notice
of it in such Manner as in the said Ordinance is appointed: We, the said Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, do hereby Declare, That, if any
Person or Persons, who have not contributed at all, or
not answerable to their Estates, shall, before any Assessment of them be made, and Notice thereof left at
their Houses, according to the said Ordinance, contribute towards the Maintenance of the said Army,
by Loan or otherwise, according to their several and
respective Estates, as others well-affected have already
done, without Evasion or Collusion, every such Person so contributing shall be accepted as doing an acceptable Service to the Commonwealth, and be freed
from the Payment of all and every Tax and Assessment of him to be made, by the Assessors authorized
by the said Ordinance for that Purpose, as likewise
from all Distresses, Imprisonment, and other Punishments, to be inflicted by virtue of the said Ordinance,
or any Addition to or Explanation made of it, for
the not paying of any such Assessments; and hereof
all such Assessors and Collectors are hereby required
to take Notice; and for this End it is Ordered, by
the said Lords and Commons, That this Declaration
be printed and published."
To clear Persons that have been proclaimed Traitors.
"Whereas His Majesty hath set forth, and commanded to be published, in several Parts of this Kingdom, and Dominion of Wales, divers Printed Papers,
in the Form of Proclamations, whereby divers Members of either House of Parliament, and other Gentlemen and Persons well-affected to the Public, are,
without any Process of Law, or Judgement of their
Peers, proclaimed Traitors, who have carefully performed their Duties, in assisting the Parliament, and
opposing those wicked Counsellors and Cavaliers about
the King, which endeavour the Destruction of our
Religion, and Desolation of this Land: The Lords
and Commons in Parliament do Declare, That the
said Printed Papers, in the Form of Proclamations,
and the Publishing thereof, are against the Laws of
this Kingdom; and that such Persons as have been,
or hereafter shall be, proclaimed Traitors by the said
Printed Papers, or any other of the like Nature, shall
be defended and protected, by the Power and Authority of Parliament, from any Damage or Prejudice to
their Persons or Estates, by Reason or Colour of any
such Printed Papers or Proclamations heretofore published, or which shall hereafter be published or contrived against them; and the said Lords and Commons
do hereby streightly forbid the Publishing of any
such Printed Papers or Proclamations; and do authorize and require all Officers, and others His Majesty's
good Subjects, to apprehend, and bring in safe Custody to the Parliament, and to seize the Goods and
Profits of the Lands, to be accountable for the same
to both Houses of Parliament, of all such Persons as
already have published, or which hereafter shall publish, any such Printed Papers or Proclamations, to the
End they may receive due Punishment for their Offences."
Two Thousand Horse, out of Essex, Suffolk, &c. to be provided.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That, according to the
Ordinance of Parliament for Provision of Victuals and
other Necessaries for the Army, the Committees
thereby appointed for every County be forthwith
named; and that Order be given, by both Houses,
to the said Committees, in the Counties hereunder
mentioned, to provide forthwith, out of their several
Counties, Two Thousand Horse, for Troopers; videlicet, Essex, Suffolke, Cambridge, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Huntingdon, Norffolke, Hampshire, Kent,
Leicestershire; and that the said Committees respectively, or any Two of them, do cause the said Horses,
so provided by Power of the aforesaid Ordinance,
to be delivered unto Thomas Browne and Maximilian
Berd (Citizens of London), or to such as under their
Hands, or the Hand of either of them, they shall
nominate or appoint, to be brought up to London, or
where else the Lord General shall appoint, for the
Service of the Army raised for the Defence of King
and Parliament; and that they certify a List of such
Horses as they shall so deliver from Time to Time,
together with the Name or Names of the Persons to
whom they have delivered them, in to the Committee
of the House of Commons appointed to enquire after the Abuses of Soldiers, touching their Horses and
Arms; and the said Committee are further desired,
by both Houses, that, in their providing the aforesaid Horses in the Counties aforesaid, they do not
take the Horses of such Persons as have contributed
upon the Propositions of Money, Plate, &c. for the
Defence of the King and Parliament; and that it appear, by the Acquittances of the Treasurers for the
Propositions, or by Certificates from the Deputy
Lieutenants, or such others as are authorized by Parliament to receive Monies, Plate, or Horse, upon
the Propositions, that they have contributed; but,
in Case that any Horses belonging to any such Persons shall be taken, that they give Order forthwith
for the Release of the same: It is likewise provided,
That no Carrier's Horses, or Draught, necessary and
usual, or Plough Horses, be seized; and, in case that
any such be seized, that they give Order for the Release of them."
"Instructions agreed upon by the Lords and
Commons assembled in Parliament, for Sir
William Waller, Sir Thomas Parker, Sir Thomas Pelham, Anthoney Stapley, Harb't Morley, Henry Chittey, Sir Midnell Linesey, Committees for the County (fn. *) of Sussex.
Instructions for the Committee in Sussex.
"Whereas it doth appear to the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, that the King,
seduced by wicked Counsel, hath raised War against
the Parliament and other His good Subjects, and hath
drawn together great Troops of Papists and ill-affected
Persons, and sent out Commissions for the levying of
others, to the great Hazard of Religion and the Public Peace of the Kingdom.
"1. You shall take special Care, therefore, that
the Ordinance concerning the Militia be from Time
to Time put in Execution through the said County,
as you shall see Cause; and, for that Purpose, you,
or any Two or more of you, shall have Power and
Authority to arm, train, and put in Readiness, all
and every the Inhabitants of that County fit for the
War, as well Trained Bands as other Voluntiers,
both Horse and Foot; and them, under the Command of such Colonels, Lieutenant Colonels, Serjeant Majors, Captains, and other Officers, as the
Lieutenant of the said County, or you, or any Three
or more of you, shall, in his Absence, nominate and
appoint, to lead and conduct, as well against all Foreign Forces, as shall in hostile Manner invade the
said County, as for resisting and opposing of all other
Forces, which shall be, either within the said County or elsewhere, raised to the Disturbance of the
Peace of that County; and the Sheriff and all other
Officers of the said County are hereby enjoined
to assist you, and every of you, therein; and, if
any Person whatsoever shall levy, or endeavour to
levy, or billet, any Soldiers, or to raise, 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 are to make known to the Trained Bands, or other Inhabitants of the said County,
that those who shall appear upon any such Warrant, or obey any such Commission, shall be held
Disturbers of, and Enemies to, the Public Peace;
and those who shall not appear upon any such Warrant or Commission, nor do any Thing in Execution
thereof, but shall conform and submit to the Ordinance of the Militia, shall be protected by both
Houses of Parliament; and you, or any One or more
of you, shall, in the Name and by the Authority of
both Houses of Parliament, require and command all
Persons to forbear the Execution of such Commission
or Warrant, and to cause the same to be delivered up
to you, or any of you, to be sent to the Speaker of
the House of Commons: And you, or any Two or
more 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; and likewise such as shall
bear Arms by Colour of any Warrant or Commission
from His Majesty, under the Great Seal, or otherwise,
without Order or Consent of both Houses of Parlialiament; and also 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.
"2. You, or any One or more of you, shall stay,
search, and examine, or cause to be stayed, searched,
and examined, all suspicious Persons and Carriages;
and to search, or cause to be searched, all suspicious
Places, and to seize upon all Horses, Arms, Ammunition, Money, Plate, or other Provisions whatsoever,
which you, or any One of you, shall have just Cause
to suspect is or are raised or provided for the fomenting or maintaining any such unnatural and unlawful War (fn. *) in the Kingdom.
"3. You, or any Two or more of you, shall observe
and execute the Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament of the 8th of August last, for the Suppression
of the Rebellion and Commotion raised by the Marquis of Hartford, in the County of Som'settshire, and
other Western Counties, and by the Earl of North'ton
and others in the Counties of Leicester, Northampton,
Warwick, and other adjoining Parts, and of any other
Rebellion or Commotion raised, or that shall be raised,
by any other Person or Persons, within the said County
"4. You, or any Two or more of you, shall, to your
uttermost Powers, counsel and assist Sir William Waller
Knight, or such others as shall be appointed to conduct
and lead all such Forces of Horse and Foot, as shall
be appointed by Direction of the Lord General the
Earl of Essex, or by Order of both Houses, or by
the Order of the Committee of both Houses for the
Defence of the Kingdom, for the Service of the
Parliament and Kingdom; and the said Sir William
Waller, or such other as shall command in chief, and
all others employed in the Service, according to the
Discipline and Order of War, are hereby authorized
to fight with, kill, and slay, all such as shall by Force
oppose you, or any of you, in the Execution of that
Ordinance, and all other their Assistants and Aiders
and Abettors; and you, or Two of 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 or directed; and you
shall pursue the said Traitors and Rebels, and their
Adherents, in the said County, or in any other Places
or Counties 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,
out of the Subscriptions of that County; 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 utmost of your Power, endeavour to
preserve and restore the Peace of the Kingdom.
"5. You, or any One of you, shall take from the said
Rebels and Traitors all such Arms, Ordnance, and
Ammunition, as they have taken from His Majesty's
Subjects, and restore the same to the Owners.
"6. You, or any One or more of you, shall 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 Sheriffs and Justices of the Peace, and
all other His Majesty's Officers and Subjects of the
said County, to be aiding and assisting unto you for
"7. You shall likewise Declare unto all Men, That it
hath ever been, and still shall be, the Care and Endeavours of the Parliament, to provide for His Majesty's Safety; and that they do not, nor never did,
know of any Evil intended towards His Majesty's
Person, which might move Him to require any extraordinary Guard; that His greatest Safety is in the
Affections and Fidelity of His Subjects, and in the
Advice and Counsel of His Parliament; and His greatest Danger in withdrawing Himself from them, and
joining Himself to such disaffected and malignant
Persons, obnoxious to Justice for their great Enormities, who, under Colour of doing Him Service, have
raised Forces, which they labour to increase, to the
Hazard of ruining Religion and the whole Kingdom.
"8. And you, or any One or more of you, shall, in
the Name of the Lords and Commons, publish, or
cause to be published, throughout the same, the Declarations commanded to be published by both Houses
of Parliament; and you, and every of you, shall endeavour to clear the Proceedings of Parliament from
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 speedy Passage, you, and every of
you, shall lay a strict Charge upon all Post-masters
and Messengers, that they 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 Stay of any such Dispatches, you, and every
of you, shall direct the Post-masters and Messengers
to repair to the Justices of the Peace, Constables, and
other Officers, for their Aid and Assistance, who are
hereby required to take special Care that there be
no such Interruption.
"9. You, or any Two or more of you, are hereby
authorized and required, forthwith to disarm all Popish
Recusants, and other dangerous and ill-affected Persons, as well Clergymen as others, as have testified, or
shall testify, their ill Dispositions to the Peace of the
Kingdom and Proceedings of Parliament; and all such
Arms, and all other Arms formerly taken from Popish
Recusants, shall be employed by you for the Defence
of the said County.
"10. You, or any One or more of you, shall take
Care that none of the Recusants Arms, or other Ammunition of the said County, shall be taken or carried
out of the same, upon any Pretence or Command
whatsoever, without Warrant from both Houses of
Parliament; and you, or any One or more of you,
shall give Order and Directions to the Sheriff of the
said County, Justices of the Peace, and other Officers,
to require and command all Popish Recusants in the
said County to confine themselves to their Dwellingplaces, according to the Statute in that Case provided;
and, if any such Recusant shall be found to transgress
therein, you, or any One or more of you, shall cause
the Justice of Peace forthwith to bind them to their
good Behaviours, and, upon Refusal or Neglect to give
Security accordingly, to commit them (fn. *) to Prison, and
further proceed against them according to Law.
"11. You, or any One or more of 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 the said County, to deliver
the same to you, or any Two of you, to be disposed
of and employed for the Defence of the County; and
in Case of Refusal, you are hereby authorized to
seize, take, carry away, and dispose of the same, for
the Purpose aforesaid.
"12. And you, or any Two or more of you, are
likewise to give Charge, from both Houses of Parliament, to all Colonels, Captains, Lieutenants, and
all other Officers for the Militia, that they shall be
observant to such Directions as they shall from Time
to Time receive from the Lord Lieutenant of the said
County, or his Deputy, or any of them, for the due
Performance of any the Commands of the said Houses.
"13. You, or any One or more 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, by 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 any other which shall be employed
in Performance of this Ordinance, 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 required to be aiding and assisting to you, and every of you, for the
better and more speedy Execution of the Premises.
"14. You, or any Two or more of you, shall hereby,
with the Consent of Two of the Members of the
House of Commons aforenamed, have Power and
Authority to fortify any Part or Place of the said
County, in such Manner and Sort as you, or any Two
or more of you, with the Consent of Two of the
Members of the House of Commons as aforesaid, shall
think fit, for the Safety of the said County; and, for
the more Security of the same, shall set such several
Guards and Forces, in all Places and Towns of the
said County, as you, or any Two or more of you,
with the Consent of any Two of the said Members of
the House of Commons, shall think fit and requisite;
and to cause the Beacons within the said County to be
watched, guarded, and fired, as Occasion shall require.
"15. You, and every of you, shall take Care to put
in Execution the Propositions and Orders made by the
Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, for
bringing in Money or Plate, to maintain Horse and
Arms, for the Preservation of the Public Peace, and
for the Defence of the King and both Houses of Parliament; as also other Instructions and Additions for
Deputy Lieutenants of several Counties concerning
the last Propositions, according to a Declaration of
the Lords and Commons made thereupon.
"16. You, or any Three or more of you, shall or
may call together the Inhabitants of the County, at
such Times and Places as you shall think fit; and propound to them what Horse, Men, and Arms, they will
find and maintain, or what Money they will contribute,
for the Defence of the said County; which Forces,
and all other Forces that shall be raised in that County,
by the Authority of the Lords and Commons in Parliament, and their Officers, you, or any Two or more of
you, shall lead, conduct, and employ, for the Defence
of the said County; and you, or any Two or more
of you, shall have Power to appoint Treasurers, to
receive the said Monies so raised as aforesaid, who are
hereby required to issue forth the same as they shall
receive Order or Warrant from you, or any Two of
you, under your Hands, for the providing of Arms
and Ammunition, for the Defence and Security of the
said County; as also for the paying of such Officers
and Soldiers as shall be levied and employed for the
Purpose aforesaid, and of all other Necessaries for
the Defence of the said County.
"17. You, or any Three or more of you, shall or
may, in the Absence of the Lieutenant of the said
County, make and appoint such Captains and other
Officers as shall be requisite for the Service and Defence of that County; and to remove them out of their
Places, and to make others, from Time to Time, as
you shall think fit for that Purpose.
"18. You, or any Two or more of you, shall or
may require strong Watches and Wards to be set, by
the Constables or such other Persons as you shall
think meet, in all convenient Places in that County,
for the Peace and Safety thereof.
"19. You, or the greater Part of you, whereof Two
to be Members of the House of Commons, may join
in Association with the adjacent Counties, for the
mutual Defence each of other's County.
"20. You, or any One or more of you, shall or may
apprehend all such Persons as shall oppose you, or refuse to obey you, in the Premises; and to send him
or them in safe Custody up to the Parliament, or the
Committee of Parliament for the Defence of the
Kingdom, to be proceeded with according to Justice.
"21. You, and every of 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 from the Committee of the
Lords and Commons appointed to take Care for the
Safety of the Kingdom; and whatsoever you shall do
therein, or any other Person in Aid and Assistance of
you, it shall be accepted as good and acceptable 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 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 that Behalf."
"Additional Instructions for the County of Sussex:
Additional Instructions for the Committee in Sussex.
"Whereas His Majesty, for the Furtherance and
Prosecution of this unnatural War against His Subjects,
hath appointed Edward Ford Esquire, Son of Sir
William Ford, to be Sheriff of the County of Sussex,
who, by Pretext thereof, hath raised the Power of the
said County, and, strengthening himself with other
Forces, seized the City of Chichester, and in a violent
Manner spoiled divers of His Majesty's good Subjects,
and forced them to forsake their Dwellings:
"For the more speedy Suppression of these and all
other such Traitors and Rebels;
"You shall seize upon the Person of the said Ford,
and upon the Persons of all others who are aiding and
assisting unto him, and shall send them up in Safe
Custody to the Parliament; and you shall seize the
Houses, Lands, Rents, and other Goods, of the said
Person, and all others that have taken Arms against
the Parliament; and shall send up to the Speaker of
the Commons House a perfect Schedule of such
Houses, Lands, Rents, Goods, and Chattels, and shall
put the same into such Hands as shall be answerable
and accountable for the same.
"You shall take away the Arms and Horses of such
as shall refuse to contribute Horse, Men, or Arms,
upon the Propositions; and you shall force all Papists,
and Persons disaffected to the Parliament, to contribute toward the Maintenance of your Army.
"And you shall take Care that the Army be governed according to the Laws and Ordinances published
by his Excellence the Earl of Essex; and to pay them
out of such Monies as shall be paid in upon the Subscriptions, or otherwise upon the Contributions,
and upon the Estates of such as are in actual Service
against the Parliament, or have sent or contributed
any Supplies for the Maintenance of it.
"You shall have Power to take into the Protection
of the Parliament such as shall forsake the Party of
the said Sheriff, so as they be not Papists, or Delinquents declared by both or either of the Houses of
Lady Seymour, &c. to be kept in safe Custody.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the Town of Marleborough be enjoined
and required to keep the Persons of the Lady Seymour
and her Daughter, and Mr. Vincent Goddard, in safe
Custody, till the House take further Order."
For Seizure of Salt petre, &c.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Committee of Citizens appointed for Powder may have Power and Authority to
search and seize, and store up, and provide, Brimstone and Salt-petre, in as large and ample Manner
as before they had, by the late Order, for Powder.