Die Sabbati, tertio Decembris, 1642.
RESOLVED, That Edw. Palmer, Town Clerk of
the Town of Leicester, now in the Serjeant's Custody, be forthwith released from any farther Restraint.
Prisoners to remain.
Resolved, That Mr. Ridyer, late Mayor of Leicester,
and Mr. Billars, Alderman of Leicester, sent for as
Delinquents, and now Prisoners in the Compter, London,
do remain there Prisoners, where now they are, during
the Pleasure of the House.
That the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom do
grant their Warrant to the Treasurer at Wars, to pay unto
Mr. Holland and Mr. Jennour, Six hundred Pounds:
Three hundred in present, and Three hundred at Three
Months End; to be disposed of for Payment of Cloaths
for the Soldiers that were taken Prisoners in the Army
at Brentford, and stript.
Buckingham, &c. Association.
Ordered, That the Names of Sir Jo. Hewett, and
Edm. Waller Esquire, shall be inserted into the Association of Bucks, Northampton, &c.
It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons
in Parliament, That all such Soldiers as have Certificates
under the Hands of the Officers of the Regiment, or Company wherein they served, that they were wounded and
maimed in the Service of the King and Parliament, and
have not lately received Relief from the Committee for
maimed Soldiers, shall, with their said Certificates, repair
to the Savoye Hospital; where there shall be a Physician
and Surgeons appointed, ready every Morning betwixt
Eight and Nine of the Clock, to view their Wounds and
Maims, and to dress the same: And that the Officer
there attending shall deliver unto them that lodge abroad,
Eight Pence a Day, until they shall be cured.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for
maimed.... to provide a Physician and Surgeons, to
attend at the Savoye, the Cure of maimed and sick
Proceedings against Mountague's Refusal of the Convenant.
The Question for adhering to the Earl of Essex in this
Cause, for the Maintenance and Preservation of the true
Protestant Religion, the King's Person, the Laws of the
Land, the Peace of the Kingdom, the Liberty and Property of the Subject, and the Rights and Privileges of
Parliament, was this Day read to Sir Sidney Mountague;
and his Vote demanded.
And he gave his negative Voice unto it.
The Question being put, Whether the Question for
disabling Sir Sidney Mountague to continue any longer a
Member of this House should be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
The Question being put for his disabling;
|The House was divided.
|The Yeas went forth.
|Sir Jo. Bampfield,
||Tellers for the Yea, 48.
|Sir Tho. Middleton,
||Tellers for the Noe, 45.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Sidney Mountague shall be disabled for continuing any longer a Member of this House, during this Parliament.
Resolved, That the Person of Sir Sidney Mountague
shall be forthwith secured.
Resolved, That Sir Sidney Mountague be forthwith
committed Prisoner to the Tower.
Sir Sidney Mountague was called to the Bar; and,
kneeling there, Mr. Speaker pronounced Sentence against
him accordingly, for not yielding his Consent to assist the
Earl of Essex in the Maintenance of Religion, the King's
Person, the Liberty of the Subject, the Rights and Privileges of Parliament; and giving for his Reason, that
the King had declared such Traytors, as should adhere
unto the said Earl in this Cause; and pulled out a
Declaration out of his Pocket, and thereby seemed to
lay an Imputation upon all the Members, and others,
that had declared to assist the said Earl in this Cause:
The House thinking it a great Crime that any Member
should be guided by Declarations from abroad, and not
by his own Judgement, in giving his Vote.
Defence of Lincolne.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Ellis shall be
injoined to go into the County of Lincolne forthwith, to
advance the Raising of Monies, Plate, and Horses, upon
the Propositions; and to employ his best Endeavours for
the Defence and Safety of that County.
Defence of Kendall.
The humble Petition of Henry Fletcher, on the Behalf
of himself, the Barony of Kendall, and other the Inhabitants of the County of Westmorland, concerning Arms,
Ammunition, Officers, and Commanders, to be sent unto
them, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Lord Fairefaxe and Sir Jo. Hotham
be moved, to send to the Town of Kendall such Number
of Arms as they can spare, for the Defence of the Town
of Kendall in Westmorland, if they shall find it safe to
send them. And that Mr. Martyn do take Care to send
Commanders for that Place: And that the Committee
for the Defence of the Kingdom be moved to give Advance Money to the said Commanders.
Western Forces, &c.
Resolved, That Mr. Holles be desired by this House,
to take upon him the Command in Chief of the Forces
of the Western Parts: And that the Gentlemen of the
Western Parts do confer with him about the Accommodation of that Command and that Service: And that the
Propositions from Manchester, for Raising of Dragooners,
be referred to the Committee for Dispatches: And that
it be likewise referred to That Committee, to consider of
some convenient Way for the safe Conveyance of Letters
into the several Parts of this Kingdom; and to appoint
by what Hands they shall be conveyed; and to displace
such Post-masters, or their Agents, as shall not be conformable to their Directions.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Riche and
The Lords have commanded us to bring unto you
these Two Orders which they have conceived concerning
Gunpowder; and, if you do agree unto them, they
desire they may be returned.
Desiring the Lords to contribute, &c.
Sir Wm. Litton went up to the Lords with this Message; To desire their Lordships to join with this House,
in requiring their Members (as this House has done
theirs) to give a further Contribution to the Advancing of
Monies upon the Propositions; and likewise the Assistance of their House.
He likewise carried up the Order for maimed Soldiers.
Orders agreed to.
The Two several Orders were read; and, by Vote,
upon the Question, assented unto; and returned unto
the Lords immediately.
Anfwer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered of the Orders sent from their Lordships; and do concur with their Lordships in them.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Knightley carried up to the Lords the Association
of the County of Bucks, Bedford, Northamptonshire,
&c: The Order for Winchester House: The Order concerning Sussex: The Order concerning Lancashire: The
Order concerning Cheshire: The Order concerning the
Proposition Monies in Lancashire.
Mr. Knightley brings Answer, That the Lords do agree
to all the Orders: Only as to the Association, they will
send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Prisoners of War.
Sir Ro. Pye, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Spurstoe, Mr. Ashe, Mr.
Jennour, Mr. Whittacre, shall have Power to consider of
the common Prisoners taken at Farnham; and to offer
them a Protestation that they will not serve against any
Forces raised by Authority of Parliament, under the
Command of the Earl of Essex, or any other: And all
such as shall voluntarily take the Protestation, to release;
and to take some Course that they may be sent into
their several Countries, unless they shall see good Cause
to the contrary; and, to that Purpose, to give them
Passes; Such others as will not, to give Order to keep
in Custody, until the House be farther acquainted.
They have likewise Power to examine Mr. Hooke, a
young Gentleman; and, if they shall not see Cause to
the contrary, to release him. And it is left to them, to
consider what is fitting to be given to such as they shall
think fit to release, to carry them to their several Homes.
And it is referred to the Committee for the Safety of
the Kingdom, to give Warrants for the Disbursing of
* * * *.
Arms for Chester.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety of the
Kingdom do give Order for the Delivery of Four hundred Musquets, and Three hundred Firelocks, to Sir
Wm. Brereton and Alderman Edwards of Chester, to be
employed for the Safety of the County of Chester: And
that the Treasurers appointed to receive the Monies and
Plate, upon the Propositions, in that County, be hereby
required to pay for these Musquets and Firelocks.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Brereton shall have Liberty
to raise Three hundred Horses, in the several Counties
where they shall be brought in voluntarily, upon the
Tenants in Northern Counties.
Ordered, That Mr. Rigby do draw a Declaration to
satisfy the Tenants by Right in the Northern Counties,
that this House never intended to do any thing to prejudice their Title and Interest.
Ordinance of Assessment.
Mr. Browne presented to the House the Ordinance
for Assessing of Monies upon such as have not contributed upon the Propositions in the several Counties:
The which was read: And
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That no Man shall
be assessed at above the Rate of the Fifth Part of his
Estate in Lands, and the Twentieth Part in Personal
Resolved, That every Man shall be assessed for his
several Estate in Land, and in personal Estate, in every
several County where either his Land or Personal Estate
Resolved, &c. That the Deputy Lieutenants of the
several Counties shall * * * *.
Resolved, &c. That the House be resolved into a
Committee the first Business on Monday Morning, to
resume the Consideration of this Ordinance concerning
the Assessing of Monies in the several Counties of England and Wales: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House
in mind hereof.
Disarming Persons in Lincolneshire.
Ordered, That the Committees for the Propositions
in Lincolneshire shall have Power to disarm and secure
such Persons of that County, as shall not contribute
upon the Propositions, either in the County, or to * *.
Beating up Soldiers.
Ordered, That the Constables in the several Wards of
London and Westminster, and their Suburbs, shall beat
up Drums, and give Warning by the Beating of Drums,
that all Soldiers, Officers and others, under the Command of the Earl of Essex, do forthwith repair to their
Colours, upon Pain of such Punishments as shall be
inflicted upon them by the Law of Arms.
Ordered, That Mr. Marten do take Care for the
Sending down the Reformado Officers forthwith to the
Lord General; and to declare, that this House hath
ordered that none of them shall be paid here: But that
my Lord General is desired to give Order for their Pay
there, so soon as they shall come thither.
Sussex Trained Bands.
Ordered, That, whereas this House is informed that
divers Captains of the Trained Bands of the County of
Sussex, and City of Chichester, have been discharged of
their Commands, by Warrant, under his Majesty's own
Hand; that, notwithstanding any such Command, or
Prohibition, this House requires and commands them,
and every of them, faithfully to execute their Offices
and Charges according to the former Commissions; and
to obey such farther Commands as they shall from time
to time to receive * Authority of Parliament.