DIE Mercurii, videlicet, 25 die Augusti.
Letter from the Lord General.
A Letter was read, sent from the Lord General to
the Lord Chamberlain, concerning the disbanding of
the King's Army.
Letter to the Lord General.
Ordered, That a Letter be sent to the Lord General, for to encourage him to proceed in the speedy disbanding of the Army.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Robert Rich and Mr. Page:
Message to the H. C. for a Conference, about the Letter from him.
To desire a present Free Conference, by a Committee
of both Houses, concerning a Letter sent from the
Ordered, That Edmond Rookewood shall be forthwith released from his Imprisonment in The Fleet.
E. of Lindsey versus Smith, et al. Rioters in Lincolnshire.
Upon Information this Day, and upon Affidavit of
John Smith, "That Jo. Shepherd, Anthony Love, Kenesine
Phillips, William Fox, Henry Carr, Solomon Parlle, and
David Colline, have disobeyed and slighted the Orders of
this House, and, in Contempt thereof, have spoiled
the Corn and Seed upon the Earl of Lindsey's and
his Participants Grounds, near Borne and Kyme, in
the County of Lincolne, and disturbed the quiet Possession thereof, contrary to the Orders of this House;
and also that William Lockton, Esquire, a Justice of
Peace of that County, hath [ (fn. *) not only] refused to
punish Offenders herein, upon just Complaints made
to him, but hath encouraged them to persist in
their Offences for which they were accused:" It is
Ordered, That the said William Lockton and all the
Persons aforesaid complained of shall be sent for by the
Gentleman-usher attending this House, to appear and
answer the said Complaints; but, in Case the Parties
complained of prove not to be Delinquents upon the
Hearing of the Cause, that then (fn. *) the Plaintiffs shall pay
all their Charges and Fees, occasioned by reason of this
The Earl of Warwicke,
The Lord Bishop of Lincolne, and
The Lord Kymbolton,
Were appointed to speak at this Conference.
Lords who have paid Pollmoney.
Ordered, That Mr. Parramour do deliver in Tomorrow the Names of those Lords that have paid Pollmoney, and those that have not.
Conveying Money to York.
Ordered, That there be issued out an Order as
formerly, for the pressing of Carts, and safe conveying
of Money to the King's Army at Yorke.
Bishop of St. David's Temporalities seized till he appears in Parliament.
It was signified to this House, "That the Order of
their Lordships was lately conveyed to the House of
the Bishop of St. David's, and left there; and the
Return of the Messenger is, that he is not to be
found, neither can any Person know where to find
him:" Their Lordships, taking this into Consideration as a Thing of much Concernment, being intrusted
by His Majesty with the Government of a large Diocese
and Cure of Souls, Resolved, upon the Question, by the
major Part, That the Temporalities of the said Bishop
of St. David's (because he hath been sent to by Order
of this House, and is not to be found) shall be seized
into the King's Hands until the said Bishop shall appear
and attend the Commands of this House; and that this
Order be sent to the Exchequer; and that the Receiver
of His Majesty's Revenue in those Counties where the
said Temporalities do lie shall receive the Profits of the
said Temporalities, and be accountable for the same
unto the King.
E. of Corke versus E. of Middlesex.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Earl of Corke is
hereby referred to the Committee for Petitions; and
the Earl of Midd. is to make Answer thereunto on
Wednesday the First of September next ensuing.
The Messengers return this Answer from the House
Answer from the H. C.
That they will give a Meeting, as is desired, presently,
in the Painted Chamber.
Conference about the Lord General's Letter reported.
This House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed; and the Lord Bishop of Lincolne
reported the Effect of the Conference: "That the
House of Commons have a Letter from the Lord General, of the same Contents as that which their Lordships had; and that they are considering of a Letter
to be sent to the Lord General, to encourage him in
the disbanding of the King's Army."
Sutton's Hospital and Sir William Killegrew.
Ordered, That the Bill of Sir William Killegrewes,
exhibited into this House, shall not be proceeded in until Michaelmas Term next; and that then the Governors
of Sutton's Hospital, or the Solicitor belonging to the
said Hospital, shall have Notice thereof at the proceeding of the said Bill, and be heard upon their Petition
already exhibited; and that all others concerned in the
said Bill shall be likewise heard.
Ordinance for conveying Money to York.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Arthur Goodwin; who brought up the Ordinance of Parliament, ingrossed, for the more speedy
conveying of the Poll-money in several Counties to
Yorke; and signified, "That the same had passed the
House of Commons; therefore desired that it might
receive Expedition in this House."
The Ordinance was read; and it was Resolved, upon
the Question, That this House doth concur with the
House of Commons in the said Ordinance, concerning
the speedy conveying the Poll-money to Yorke, which
is to be collected in the several Counties mentioned in
the said Ordinance.
Then a Message was sent to the House of Commons,
by Serjeant Fynch and Mr. Page:
Message to the H. C. that it is passed.
To deliver the aforesaid Ordinance of Parliament to
the House of Commons; and to let them know, that it
hath been (fn. *) passed by this House as an Order.
Preservation of Salt-petre.
It was moved, "That it may be taken into Consideration how to preserve the Salt-petre Works, that there
be no Destruction of them:" To this Purpose some Propositions were read, delivered in by the Earl of Newport. Hereupon it was Agreed, To have a Conference with the House of Commons To-morrow Morning, concerning the same, at which Time the Officers
of the Ordnance and the Salt-petre Men are to attend
Dominus Custos Magni Sigilli declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Jovis, videlicet, 26m diem Augusti, 1641, hora 9a, Dominis sic decernentibus.