DIE Mercurii, videlicet, 6 die Septembris.
The Lord Grey of Warke, Speaker.
Thanks from the Queen of France, for permitting Sir K. Digby to go thither.
The Earl of Pembrooke presented a Letter, directed
to him, which he received from the French Agent; which
was, "To give the Parliament Thanks, for their Respects shewed to the Queen of France, in the permitting Sir Kenelme Digby to go into France."
Sent to the H. C.
Ordered, That this Letter be communicated to the
House of Commons; which was accordingly done, by
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Doctor Aylett.
Letters from France sent to the King.
Ordered, That some Persons, whose Names are to
be given in by Monsieur Du Moulin, shall have a Pass,
to go to the King, and deliver to Him some Letters
from France; and that he be permitted to return to London again.
Message from the H. C. with Orders.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Pye Knight, and others:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in divers Orders: videlicet,
1. An Order for levying Monies in the associated
Counties of Norff. Suff. &c. for maintaining of the
Forces raised in those Counties. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
2. An Ordinance for Sir (fn. *) William Waller to command Forces, to be raised by the Militia in London, to
go for the West, and the Defence of the City of London. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
3. An Order for levying of Arrears, in the County
of Suff. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
4. An Ordinance for Lieutenant Colonel Owen Rowe
to contract for Arms, to the Value of Five Thousand
Pounds, &c. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees with the House of Commons
in all the Ordinances and Orders now brought up.
Answer from thence, about Justice Berkley's Trial.
The Messengers sent Yesterday to the House of Commons return this Answer:
That they will be ready To-morrow, for the Trial
of Mr. Justice Barkley.
Hughes, E. of Warwick's Servant, arrested.
Upon Complaint made to this House, "That Fulke
Hughes, a Servant of the Earl of Warwick, is arrested, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament, as appears by an Affidavit of Ric'd Poole, That the said
Hughes receives Wages of the Earl of Warwicke, as
his menial Servant;" and also upon reading the Petition of the Party, Howett, that arrested him, alledging,
"That the Protection of the Earl of Warwicke was
unduly procured:" It is Ordered, That both Parties shall be heard To-morrow Morning.
Ordinance for raising Money in the associated Counties of Norff. Suff. &c. for Payment of the E. of Manchester's Army.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament, taking
into serious Consideration the great Charge which
the Five associated Counties of Norff. Suff. Cambridge,
Hertford, Huntingdon, the Isle of (fn. *) Ely, and City of
Norwich, are now necessarily to undergo, by reason
of many Thousands of Horse and Foot, which they
are forced to raise, and send out, for the Defence of
the said associated Counties, and Parts adjacent, against
a great Army of the Earl of Newcastle's: To the End
the said several Counties may not be destroyed for
Want of competent Sums of Money to pay their
Forces, and that those Sums of Money may be raised
with as much Ease and Indifferency to the good Subject as the Exigent of these Times will permit, the
said Lords and Commons do Ordain, and be it Ordained by the said Lords and Commons in this present Parliament assembled, That such Sums of Money
as shall be, by any Six or more of the Deputy Lieutenants, thought necessary for the Payment of such
Forces of Horse, Foot, and Dragooners, as are raised,
or to be raised, by the aforesaid several Counties
respectively, be charged, rated, taxed, and levied,
upon all and every the aforesaid associated Counties,
by a Weekly Assessment, in the same Manner as the
Weekly Tax for the Payment of his Excellency's
Army is rated, charged, taxed, and levied, to begin
the 13th Day of this present September, by the same
Committees and Persons named and appointed for
the said several and respective Counties of Norff. Suff.
Cambridge, Hertford, Huntingdon, Isle of Ely, and City
of Norwich; provided the said Weekly Assessments
by this Ordinance be not greater than the Weekly
Tax for the Payment of his Excellency's Army for
the Two last Months, beginning the 3d of August,
and ending the last of September next, in Case the
former Ordinances and other Provisions for Money
be not sufficient to pay the said Forces without this
Week's Tax; and that any Three or more of the
Deputy Lieutenants, in their several Counties, shall
appoint such Treasurers as they shall think fit."
Sir William Waller to join the Lord General, with some of the Trained Bands and Auxiliaries in London.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the Committee of the Militia of the City of London shall have Power, and is
hereby authorized, to command any One, Two, or
more Regiments of the Trained Bands, or Auxiliaries of Foot, and as many Troops of Horse, either
of the Trained Bands, Auxiliaries, or other Forces
under their Commands, within the Cities of London
and Westm'r, Lines of Communication, and Parishes
in the Weekly Bills of Mortality, as to them shall
seem convenient, to march under the Conduct of Sir
William Waller, who is hereby authorized, by the said
Lords and Commons, to lead and conduct them,
and such other Forces both of Horse and Foot as
he hath or shall levy by virtue of any Commission
from the Lord General the Earl of Essex, for the Defence of the City of London, Counties adjacent, Assistance of the Lord General, and the Preservation and
Recovery of the Western Parts: And it is further
Ordained, That the said Committee of the Militia
shall have Power, and is hereby authorized, to call
back such Forces as they shall command to march
forth by virtue of this Ordinance, when they shall
think fit: And it is further Ordained, by the said
Lords and Commons, That Colonels, Lieutenant
Colonels, Captains, and other Officers and Soldiers
whatsoever, under the Command of the said Militia,
whether Masters or Servants, shall obey the Commands and Direction of the said Militia, from Time
to Time, within the said Cities and Lines of Communication; and likewise to march, with their Colours, to any Place whatsoever, for the Defence of
the said City, and the Public Safety, upon Pain
of Imprisonment, and such other Punishment as the
said Militia shall think fit to impose upon them, according to the Course of War."
Order for Colonel Rewe to contract for Arms, to the Value of 5000 l.
"Whereas the Committee of Lords and Commons,
for the Safety of the Kingdom, have appointed Lieutenant Colonel Owen Rowe to contract with several
Gun-makers and others, for such a Quantity of Arms
as will amount to the Sum of Five Thousand Pounds,
which said Arms are to be delivered into the Magazine for Store, now in the Custody of the said Lieutenant Colonel, and thence to be issued forth by
Warrant either from the said Committee for Safety
or his Excellency the Earl of Essex: It is therefore
Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons
in this present Parliament assembled, That the said
Lieutenant Colonel Owen Rowe shall be hereby authorized and appointed to contract and agree, with
the said Gun-makers and others, at reasonable Rates
and Prices, for the said Arms: It is also Ordered
and Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That the
said Lieutenant Colonel Owen Rowe shall be fully
satisfied and paid the said Five Thousand Pounds
out of all such Taxations, Assessments, and Sums of
Money, as are already in Arrears, and to be levied,
collected, and paid in, upon, and out of, the several
Counties of Essex, Kent, Norff. and Sussex, by virtue
of the last Ordinance of Parliament made and ordained for the Weekly Assessments, for Three Months
now ended and expired thereof, upon the several
Counties aforesaid; and the same to be forthwith
paid unto the said Lieutenant Colonel Owen Rowe,
by the Treasurer at War, as soon as it shall be by
him received from the several Collectors or Receivers
of the Counties aforesaid; and the said Lieutenant
Colonel Rowe, having received the said Sum of
Five Thousand Pounds, is to satisfy and pay the said
Gun-makers and others for the said Arms so contracted and delivered as aforesaid; and the said Treasurer at War is hereby required and authorized to
make Payment thereof accordingly to the said Lieutenant Colonel Owen Rowe, to the Use of the State:
Provided always, and it is Ordered and Ordained,
by the Authority aforesaid, That no Part of the Monies to be paid by the said Counties as aforesaid shall
be converted to any other Use, until the said Sum of
Five Thousand Pounds be first paid unto the said
Lieutenant Colonel Rowe, who hath undertaken to
provide the Arms aforesaid; and that the said Lieutenant Colonel Owen Rowe shall make perfect Certificates of all such Contracts and Bargains as shall
by him be made according to this Ordinance, that so
such Sums as shall be received by him thereupon, as
likewise the several Arms by him bought, may be
brought to Accompt.
"Provided, That an Ordinance, passed the Fifth of
this present Month of September, concerning the same
Monies, is hereby made void, and of none Effect."
Ordinance for levying Arrears in Suffolk.
The Lords and Commons in Parliament, taking
into Consideration the many Inconveniencies that do
happen by the Backwardness of many ill-affected Persons, in not paying of Taxes, Weekly Assessments,
and all other Monies rated upon them by several Ordinances of Parliament, in the County of Suff. for
the Safety of Religion and Liberty, and to preserve
their County from a Popish and destroying Army:
Therefore the said Lords and Commons do Order
and Ordain, That the High Collectors of every Division in the County of Suffolke respectively shall
forthwith, upon Sight of this Ordinance, make a List
of all such Persons as have not paid their Weekly
Assessments, or any other Duties and Payments imposed, or to be imposed, by any Ordinance of both
Houses of Parliament, after due Demand to them
made, together with the several Sums of Money as
are so remaining from the said several Persons; and
to send such Lists, fair written, and attested under
the said respective Collector or Collectors Hands, to
Thomas Pening of Muncksome, who is hereby authorized
and required, with all convenient Speed, to levy all
such Sums of Money so remaining unpaid, by Distress and Sale of the Goods of such Persons as shall
be certified to be in Arrear as aforesaid, and to return
the Overplus, if any be, to the said Persons, and is
Weekly to give an Accompt of his Proceedings
therein to the Committee of the said County."
House adjourned till 10a cras.