DIE Veneris, 27 die Januarii.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker this Day.
Sir T. Dawes's Brother to attend his Bill.
Ordered, That Sir Tho. Dawes's Brother shall have
Liberty to come to the Committee for the Bill concerning Sir Tho. Dawes, when the said Committee sits, without Arrests or Molestation.
Lady Mountague to be protected.
The House being informed, "That the Lady Viscountess Mountague hath had all her Horses taken
from her, to the Value of a Thousand Pounds, and
is daily threatened to have her House broken open,
and her Goods taken away; that she hath the Protection of the Lord General and Sir Wm. Waller,
and yet a Cornet of Sir Michaell Livesey took away
her Horses:" Hereupon the House Ordered, That
the said Lady Mountague shall (fn. *) have the Protection of
this House, for the Security of her Person and her
(fn. †) House; and that the Business shall be enquired after,
and the Lord General to be sent to, and made acquainted with the ill Carriage of the said Cornet.
Lady Delawar, D°.
Ordered, That the Lady De la Ware shall have a
Protection of this House, for her Person and House to
be free from Molestation and Plundering.
Chaplain at St. James's, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Chaplain that attends at St.
James's House shall have a Pass, to go to Windsor.
Orders from the H. C. for the Lords Concurrence.
Next, these Orders, which came Yesterday from the
House of Commons, were read.
1. An Order for Somersetshire Men to have their
Contribution-money already gathered, for Maintenance
of the Forces raised there. (Here enter it.)
2. An Order to assess Malignants, and such as refuse
to contribute upon the Propositions, in Som'setshire.
(Here enter it.)
3. An Order, prohibiting the carrying any Thing to
Oxford, as Money, Ammunition, Letters, &c.
Ordered, To be committed to these Lords following:
|L. Viscount Say.
Any Three of (fn. *) their Lordships to meet at Three
of the Clock this Afternoon.
Message from the H. C. for Expedition to the Bill against scandalous Ministers;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Glynn; which consisted of divers Particulars:
1. To desire their Lordships to give Expedition to the
Bill against scandalous Ministers, that it may go along
with the Propositions.
about the Alterations in the Propositions;
2. To let their Lordships know, That the House of
Commons do agree with their Lordships in the Alteration in the Conclusion to the Propositions.
for the Earl of Holland to appoint Captains of The Tower Hamlet Trained Bands;
3. They desire their Lordships Concurrence in this
Order, "That the Earl of Holland be desired to grant
Commissions to Mr. Francis Zaccary for White Chappell, Mr. Nathaniell Tilley for St. Leonard Shoreditch,
Mr. Rob't Welding for Hackney, Mr. Willoughby for
Ratcliffe, Mr. Abraham Woodroffe for Wapping, and
Mr. Robert Hakewell for Lymehouse, to be Captains
of the several Companies of the Trained Bands belonging to The Tower, to be a Regiment under the
Command of the Lieutenant of The Tower."
Ordered, That the Earl of Holland shall give Commissions according to this Order.
and that Mr. Chichley may be detained in Custody.
(fn. †) 4. That the House of Commons are informed, that
one Mr. Chichley is (fn. ‡) in the Custody of the Gentleman
Usher; they desire he may not be released until their
Lordships do hear from them.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will take the Bill against scandalous
Ministers into Consideration, and give Expedition therein; and that their Lordships have desired the Earl of
Holland to give Commissions to the Persons they have
desired to be Captains of the Trained Bands belonging
to The Tower; and then he acquainted them with the
Business concerning Mr. Chicheley.
Committee to attend the King with the Propositions.
Then the House took into Consideration what Lords
to send with the Propositions to the King; and the House
Resolved, To send Four Lords, and to desire the House
of Commons to appoint a proportionable Number of
their House, to go with the Lords; and that (fn. ‡) a Messenger, videlicet, Sir Peter Killegrew, shall be sent with
a Trumpeter to the King, to procure a Safe Conduct for
the Members of both Houses, that they may go and return in Safety.
The Earl of Northumb.
The Earl of Pembrooke,
The Earl of Sarum,
The Earl of Holland,
Were nominated, and Ordered, by this House,
to go with the Propositions to the King.
Message to the H. C. for them to appoint a Committee to go with them.
Then a Message was sent to the House of Commons,
by Mr. Serjeant Whitfeild and Mr. Serjeant Glanvile:
To let them know, That this House hath nominated
Four Lords, to go with the Propositions to the King;
and to desire that the House of Commons would nominate a proportionable Number of their House, to go
along with them; and that they would return their
Names, that so they may be sent to Oxford, to be inserted in the Safe Conduct.
The Speaker to write to the King's Secretary, for a Pass for them.
Ordered, That the Speaker shall write a Letter to
the Lord Viscount Falkland, Principal Secretary to His
Majesty, to procure a Safe Conduct.
The Messengers return with this Answer:
Answer from the H. C.
That the House of Commons will send an Answer, by
Messengers of their own, presently.
No Copies to be delivered of the Propositions, till they have been presented.
Ordered, That no Copies of the Proposition to the
King shall be delivered to any Person, until they have
been presented to the King.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir John Evelyn:
Committee of the H. C. to attend the King with them.
To acquaint their Lordships, That the House of Commons have nominated,
The Lord Wenman,
Sir Wm. Litton,
Sir John Holland,
Sir Peter Killegrew, a Pass.
Ordered, That Sir Peter Killegrew shall have a
Pass, to go to Oxford, with a Trumpeter and One Servant, and Horses for them.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill against
scandalous Ministers shall meet this Afternoon, at Three
of the Clock.
Ordinance for Somersetshire Men to have their own Contribution money already raised, for Maintenance of the Forces raised there.
"Whereas His Majesty, by the Advice and Instigation of a wicked Council about His Person, hath raised
Forces against the Parliament, and hath actually made
War against His Great Council and His good Subjects
of the Kingdom, which Forces, so raised by His Majesty, for the most Part are consisting of Papists, notorious Delinquents, and other malignant Persons, by
whom the well-affected of this Kingdom are ruinated
in their Estates, and divers Outrages committed upon
their Persons; and forasmuch as Sir Ralph Hopton,
and his Adherents, Rebels and Traitors, combining
together in Pursuance of this most horrid, wicked,
and unnatural Design, hath levied divers Forces in
the County of Cornwall, and in a Warlike Manner
already entered into the County of Devon, and besieged, robbed, spoiled, plundered, and pillaged,
divers Towns and Places in the said County, and
divers Rapes, Murders, and other Misdemeanors, have
acted and committed upon divers of His Majesty's
good Subjects there, and many of them hath utterly
destroyed; and forasmuch as that now Ruin and
Distraction is threatened, not only by that hellish
and accursed Crew, but also by the Welch and other
Forces raised by His Majesty, and in His Name, to
the County of Som'sett, and other the adjacent Counties; the said Counties also being in Danger by the
Invasion of a Foreign Enemy: For Prevention whereof, amongst other the said Counties, the well-affected
and good Subjects in the said County of Som'sett, for
Defence of themselves and the Western Parts, against
all such their Enemies, Rebels, and Traitors, having
associated themselves, and raised divers Forces, both
of Horse and Foot, which must be maintained upon
the Public Charge; the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament do Order, Declare, and Ordain,
That the Receivers for the Subscriptions appointed
for the County of Som'sett, upon the Propositions for
raising of Horse, Money, and Plate, for the Defence
of the King, Kingdom, and Parliament, and all Collectors, Sub-collectors, and others intrusted for the
Levying and Receiving of the said Collections and
the said Propositions, in and for the said County of
Sumersett, shall forthwith pay in all such Sum and
Sums of Money as by them, or any of them, hath
been collected and received, and not paid in to the
Treasurers in London, according to the said Ordinance,
for the Propositions as aforesaid, unto John Ash
Esquire, and Roger Hill of Taunton Gentleman,
Treasurers, hereby appointed to receive the said Sums
so raised and levied as aforesaid, to be employed to
the Uses and Purposes limited and appointed by the
said Ordinance for Subscriptions upon the said Propositions, and to no other Use, Intent, or Purpose;
and that the said Monies, so subscribed, raised, and
gathered as aforesaid, shall not be issued out by the
said Treasurers hereby appointed, but by Warrant to
them made by the Right Honourable the now Earl
of Stamford, Sir John Horner, Sir Thomas Roth,
Sir Francis Popham, Alexander Popham, Hugh Rogers,
Christopher Walker, Wm. Strode, Richard Cole, John
Francis, John Harington, John Hippesley, James Ash,
John Ash, John Pym, Henry Samford, William Seaborne, Thomas Hippesley, Henry Henley, John Preston,
William Long, or any Three or more of them, under their Hands and Seals, limit, appoint, and declare (fn. *) ; and that the Warrant or Warrants of the Persons aforesaid, or any Three or more of them, in
Manner as aforesaid, for the issuing out of the said
Monies, together with the Acquittance or Acquittances from the Person or Persons which shall be appointed by the Persons aforesaid, or any Three or
more of them, for the Receipt of the said Sum or
Sums of Money, according to this Ordinance, shall
be a sufficient Discharge to the Treasurers hereby
named for so much as shall be in such Acquittance or Acquittances, for the Issuing out and Payment of the said Sum or Sums of Money respectively;
and that the Treasurers shall not at all pay any Sum
or Sums of Money to be by them received, upon any
other Direction, Warrant, or Command whatsoever:
And further it is Ordered and Declared, That the
said Receivers appointed by virtue of the said Ordinance for the Propositions, who were thereby required to pay, or cause to be paid, the said Monies
by them received, to the Treasurers in London named
in the said Propositions, for so much of the said Monies as they shall pay to the Treasurers hereby nominated and appointed for the County of Somersett
as aforesaid, having their or either of their respective
Acquittance or Acquittances, shall be discharged, any
Act or Thing heretofore made to the contrary notwithstanding.
"Provided, that this Ordinance shall not extend to
impeach or diminish any Order or Ordinance of both
Houses of Parliament formerly made, for disposing of
any of the said Monies, or other Orders made to the
Town of Taunton, or other Place in the said County
of Somersett, having thereby obtained an Allowance
for Fortifications out of their own respective Subscriptions and Contributions upon the said Propositions."
Ordinance to assess the Malignants in Somersetshire.
"Whereas Sir Ralph Hopton, and his Adherents,
Rebels and Traitors, combining together, hath levied
War against the Parliament, and hath, in a Warlike
Manner, already entered into the County of Devon,
and besieged, robbed, spoiled, plundered, and pillaged, divers Towns and Places in the said County,
and divers cruel and barbarous Murders, Rapes, and
other notorious Outrages, hath committed and done,
in the said County, upon divers of His Majesty's good
Subjects, and many of them hath utterly ruined and
destroyed; and forasmuch as the like Danger and
Destruction is threatened to the County of Som'sett,
by the said Rebels and Traitors, who have a great
Party in the said County of Som'sett, that are Persons ill-affected: It is therefore Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, and by the Authority of the same, That Sir
John Horner, Sir Francis Popham, Sir Thomas Wroth,
Sir George Farwell, Knights, Alexander Popham, Hugh
Rogers, Christo. Walker, John Harrington, John Hippesley, John Francis, Richard Cole, William Strode,
John Pyne, Henry Henley, John Preston, James Ash,
John Ash, Henry Stamford, William Seaborne, Tho.
Hippesley, and William Long, Esquires, or any Three
or more of them, or any Three or more of such
honest, able, and sufficient (fn. *) Men, as any Three or
more of the Persons aforementioned shall, by their
Warrants under (fn. †) their Hands, nominate and appoint
Assessors, shall assess, rate, and charge such Person
and Persons, Inhabitants or others, residing and abiding in the said County, as are of Ability, and have
not contributed to the Propositions for the raising of
Horse, Money, or Plate, for the Defence of the King
and Parliament, formerly agreed upon by both Houses
of Parliament, and other such as have contributed,
but not according to their Abilities, to pay such Sum
or Sums of Money, according to their Estates, as the
said Assessors, or any Three of them, shall think fit
and reasonable, so as the same exceed not the Twentieth Part of their Estates; and if any Person so assessed shall refuse to pay the Money so to be assessed
upon him, in such Manner, and at such Times and
Places, as by the said Assessors, or any Three of
them, shall be required and appointed, it shall be
lawful to and for the said Assessors abovenamed, or
any Three of them, to grant Warrants to any Person
or Persons, under their Hands and Seals, to levy all
and every such Sum or Sums so assessed, by Way of
Distress and Sale of the Goods of such Person or Persons so assessed and refusing, and restoring the Overplus, if any shall [ (fn. ‡) be over, to him or] them that shall
be so distrained, if any shall be; and if any Person
so distrained shall make Resistance, it shall be lawful
to and for the said Assessors abovenamed, or any
Three of them, by their Warrant, to require the
Parliament's Forces in those Parts, and all other His
Majesty's Officers and good Subjects, to be aiding
and assisting in the Premises; the said Sum so assessed
and levied to be paid unto John Ash Esquire, and
Roger Hill of Taunton Gentleman, Treasurers, hereby
appointed to receive the said Sums so to be raised
and levied as aforesaid; and that the Money so raised
shall not be issued out but by Warrant to the said
Treasurers, under the Hands of Three or more of
the said Assessors abovementioned; and such Person
or Persons as shall be notoriously refractory and disobedient in the Premises, or have not sufficient
to be taken, it shall be lawful for the Assessors
abovenamed, or any Two of them, by their Warrant
under their Hands and Seals, to commit him or them
to some common Gaol, there to remain until Payment be made of such Sum or Sums of Money upon
him or them so assessed, or to send them up to the
Parliament by Ship or otherwise; and for any Act or
Thing done, or to be done, according to the Tenor
of this Ordinance, they, and every of them beforenamed, and all and every other Person or Persons by
them employed in the Execution of this said Ordinance, shall be saved harmless, by Authority of both
Houses of Parliament."
House adjourned till 10a cras.