DIE Mercurii, 20 die Septembris.
The Lord Grey of Warke was appointed to be Speaker
Thomas, King's Servant, arrested.
Upon reading the Petition of Phillip Thomas, Servant
in ordinary to the King; complaining, "That he hath
been arrested, contrary to the Privilege of Parliament,
by John Burdett and John Dewell, Serjeants, at the
Suit of Wm. Tooley, and is now imprisoned:" Hereupon it is Ordered, That this House will hear both
Sides on Saturday next; and the Keeper is to bring the
said Thomas to this House at the same Time.
Message from the H. C. with a Declaration and Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Rob't Pye and others:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence to these Particulars following: videlicet,
1. A Declaration, That such Members of either House
shall declare their Approbation of the Covenant, before
they undertake any Command for the Public Service.
(Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
2. An Ordinance to give Power to the Assembly to
debate and consider of Church Government, &c.
To be respited for a while.
3. An Ordinance for adding the County of Lyncolne to
the associated Counties of Norff. &c. and for raising
Monies for maintaining the Forces raised in those Counties. (Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Ordinances now brought
up, excepting to that Ordinance which concerns the Assembly to consider of Church Government, to which
their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of
Hampshire and the Western Parts in Danger.
Upon Information to this House, "That the County
of South'ton, Portsmouth, and South'ton, and the Isle of
Wight, and the Western Parts, are in great Danger,
and may be possessed by the Enemy speedily, if some
Course be not taken:" It was Ordered, To have a
Conference with the House of Commons, to take some
Course that Sir Wm. Waller, with such Forces as he hath
ready, may march forthwith, and the rest of his Forces
to march after him; and the rather because Sir Wm.
Waller declared, at the Committee for the Safety, "That
if he had Four Thousand Pounds paid him, he would
be enabled to march forthwith."
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Doctor Aylett:
To desire a present Conference, concerning the Preservation of the Western Parts.
Message to them, about the Earl of Debigh taking the Covenant.
The Earl of Denbigh informed this House, "That
he, intending this Day to set forward to his Charge
appointed him by the Parliament, desired (according
to the Ordinance of both Houses) that he might explain himself concerning the taking of the Covenant
before he goes."
Hereupon this House Resolved, To send to the House
of Commons, to desire that it might be done at the next
Conference; which was accordingly done, by Message,
by Sir Edw. Leech and Doctor Aylett.
Answer from thence.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons return with this Answer:
That they will give a present Conference, as is desired, in the Painted Chamber.
Message from thence, that they may communicate some Messages, to be sent to the King of Denmark, and Princes of Germany.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Walter Erle Knight, and others:
To desire, that at this next Conference, they might
communicate to their Lordships some Messages, to be
sent to the King of Denmarke, and the Princes of Germany.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships are contented to receive, at the
next Conference, the Messages to be sent to the King
of Denmarke, and the Princes of Germany.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed.
And it was Ordered, That the Report of this Conference shall be made To-morrow Morning.
Declaration, That no one shall have any Command under the Parliament, till he has taken the Covenant.
"The Lords and Commons, considering a great Necessity and Importance of uniting the Two Kingdoms
of England and Scotland in a Solemn and Religious
Covenant, for the Defence of the true, Reformed
Protestant Religion, and the Laws and Liberties of
both Kingdoms, and for Reformation in this Church
agreeable to God's Holy Word; have, for that Purpose, in both Houses, agreed upon a Form of a Covenant, and do thereupon Declare, That they cannot
conside in such Persons to have or execute Place
and Authority in the Armies raised by them, who shall
not approve and consent unto the Covenant; and
thereupon have Ordered, That such Members of either House as are to undertake any Charge or Command, in any the Armies raised by Authority of
both Houses, before their Departures from the Houses
to their Charge, shall publicly, at a Conference of
both Houses, declare their Approbation of the Draught
or Form of the Covenant passed in both Houses, and
their full Purpose to take and observe the same; and,
until such Public Declaration, shall forbear to enter
upon any such Charge or Command."
"Die Mercurii, 20 Septembris, 1643.
(fn. *) "An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, wherein the County of
Lincolne is added in the Association of the Six
Counties of Norfolke, Suffolke, Essex, Cambridge,
Hartford, Huntington, for the mutual Defence
each of other against the Popish Army in the
North, under the Command of the Marquis of
Newcastle; also giving Power to the Earl of
Manchester to nominate Governors over the
Parts of Holland and Marchland; and, if any
Person harbour a Soldier that is imprested to
serve under him, he shall be fined; if he
refuse to pay his Fine, his Goods shall be sequestered, and he imprisoned till the Fine be
satisfied: With the Names of the Committees
appointed for the Collection of Money to pay
the Forces raised for the Preservation of those
An Ordinance for adding Lincoln to the associated Counties of Norfolk, &c. and for raising Monies for the Forces raised in those Counties.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament, taking into
their Consideration the Danger to which the associated Counties of Essex, Suffolke, Norfolk, Cambridge,
Hartford, and Huntington, are liable, in case the Inhabitants of Lyn, who have now declared themselves
against the Parliament, should not be reduced to their
Obedience, or the Popish Northern Army, or any
other Armies or Forces, should make a Passage into
any of the said associated Counties, have thought good
to afford the Inhabitants of the said Counties all fit
Means for the timely suppressing the Rebellion at
Lyn and the preventing and withstanding all mischievous Designs which now are, or hereafter shall be,
plotted against any of the said Counties; and do
therefore, the better to strengthen them, Ordain,
That the County of Lincolne, and the County of the
City of Lincolne, shall be added to the said Association; and, further to enable them to maintain and
pay the Forces of Horse and Foot now raised, or
hereafter to be raised, by them, that there shall be
rated, taxed, and levied, upon the several Inhabitants of
the said Counties, videlicet, upon the County of Essex,
One Thousand One Hundred Twenty and Five Pounds;
upon the County of Suffolke, One Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds; upon the County of Norfolke
with the City of Norwich, One Thousand Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds; upon the County of Cambridge,
Three Hundred Seventy-five Pounds; upon the Isle of
Ely, One Hundred Forty-seven Pounds, Ten Shillings;
upon the County of Hartford, the Sum of Four Hundred and Fifty Pounds; upon the County of Huntington,
Two Hundred and Twenty Pounds; and upon the
County of Lincolne and City of Lincolne, Eight Hundred and Twelve Pounds, Ten Shillings, Weekly; to be
collected within the several Limits and Hundreds of
the said Counties and Places; the First Payment of the
said Weekly Sums, so assessed by this Ordinance, to
be made at or before the Third Day of October, 1643;
and the said Weekly Payment to continue Weekly,
for Three Months next ensuing from the said Third
Day of October.
"And, for expediting the said Service, in levying, assessing, and collecting, the said Weekly Sums in the
said Counties, be it Ordained, That the Persons hereafter named shall be Committees for the several and
respective Counties hereafter named; that is to say,
"For the County of Essex; Sir Thomas Barrington
Knight and Baronet, Sir Harbottle Grimstone Knight
and Baronet, Sir William Hicks, Sir William Massam,
Sir Richard Everard, Baronets, Sir Martin Lumly
Knight and Baronet, Sir Thomas Cheeke, Sir Henry
Mildmay of Wanstead, Sir William Roe, Sir Henry Holcroft, Sir Thomas Honnywood, Sir William Martin, Sir
John Barrington, Knights, Harbottle Grimston, John
Sayer, William Massam, Timothy Middleton, Henry Myldemay, William Umphrevill, Nathaniell Baycon, Oliver
Raymond, Anthony Luther, Deane Tindell, John Wright,
Robert Smith, Thomas Cooke, Carey Mildmay, Richard
Harlackenden, Robert Wiseman of Mayland, John Eldred, John Jocelyn, Robert Bouon, John Meed, John
Eden, Thomas Clapton, Arthur Barnardiston, Isaac Allen of Hasely, William Goldingham, William Atwood,
John Atwood, Peter Whitcome, John Brooke, Henry
Wiseman, Robert Young, Francis Stonehard, George Walton, Captaye Cletheroe, John Watkins, Edward Berkhead, George Thorowgood, Esquires, Richard Wiseman,
John Langly of Colchester, Thomas Cooke, John Sorrill,
William Turner of Wimbich, Robert Vesey, Feremy Aylet, William Collerd, Robert Crane, Doctor Read of
Beauchanger, Robert Calthrop, Thomas Adams of Thackstead, Richard Hankin of Harwich, John Allistone, William Harlackenden, John Thorowgood of Wadden, Isaac
Wincoll, Samuel Playne, Francis Williamson of Walden,
Francis Nicholson, John Fening, Robert Talcot of Culchester, Thomas Allyet, and Robert Maidstone, Gentlemen.
"For Colchester; the Mayor for the Time being,
Harbottle Grimston Recorder, John Jocelinne Deputy
Recorder, Henry Barrington, John Langley, Robert
Buckstone, Ralph Harrison, and William Cooke, Aldermen.
"For the County of Suffolke; Sir Edmond Bacon Baronet, Sir Nathaniel Barnerdistone Knight, Sir William
Spring Baronet, Sir William Parker, Sir Roger North,
Sir Thomas Barnerdistone Knights, Bramton Gurden
Senior, Robert Reynalds, William Henemingham, Nathaniel Baycon of Freston, Nicholas Bacon, Henry North,
Robert Brewster, Francis Bacon, Theophilus Vaughan
of Becklesse, William Cage, Edmund Harvy, John Gurdon, Esquires, John Bates Gentleman, Sir William Plater Knight and Baronet, Sir John Wentworth Knight,
Sir Philip Parker Knight, Morrice Barrow, William
Lawrence, James Hubard, Nicholas Bacon, William
Bloyse, Esquires, Francis Brewster Gentleman, Sir Butts
Bacon Baronet, Sir Robert Brooke, Sir Jo. Rowce, Sir
William Soame, Knights, Thomas Baker, Brampton Gurden Junior, Wiseman Bockhenham, Isaac Apleton, Henry North, Edward Read, Thomas Cole, Richard Peapes, Nathaniel Bacon of Ipswich, Gibson Lucas, Esquires.
"For Ipswich; the Bailiffs for the Time being, Richard Purplet, and John Aldus.
St. Edmond's Bury.
"For Saint Edmonds Bury; the Aldermen of Saint
Edmunds Bury for the Time being, Thomas Chapleyne,
Thomas Gibb, Samuel Moody, and Thomas Chapman.
"The Bailiffs of the Town of Alborough for the
Time being, and Thomas Jackson.
"For the County of Norfolke; Sir Thomas Woodhouse
Knight and Baronet, Sir John Holland Baronet, Sir
John Pots Baronet, Sir John Hoberd Knight and Baronet, Sir Miles Hobert, Sir Thomas Hoggin, Knights,
James Calthorp, John Cooke, John Spelman, Philip
Beddingfeild, Samuell Smith, the Bailiffs of Yarmoth,
Thomas Toll and John Percevell of Lynne, Thomas
Wyndeham, Francis Jeremy, Robert Wood, Gregory,
Gausey, John Haughton, Thomas Weld, Martin Sidly,
Thomas Sotherton, Esquires, William Henemingham,
William Cooke, Robert Rich, Esquires, Sir Richard
Berney, Sir Isaac Ashley, Sir John Palgrave, Knights,
Brigg Fountaine Esquire, Sir Edward Barkham Baronet, Sir Thomas Gawdy, Sir Edward Ashly, Sir
Thomas Guibon, Knights, Thomas Russell, John Walpoole, Robert Wilton, Robert Jeremy, John Guibon,
Robert Sheppard, John Keyves, Philip Caltrope, Esquires, Toby Fryer, Samuel Parkes, Thomas Johnson,
Robert Rower, Gentlemen.
"For the County and City of Norwich; the Mayor
for the Time being, Christopher Barret, Thomas
Baker, John Tooly, Adrian Parmiter, Richard Harman, and Samuel Smith, Esquires, Henry Watts, Alderman.
"For the County of Cambridge; Sir Dudly North,
Sir John Cutts, Sir Thomas Martin, Knights, Thomas
Symmonds, Dudly Pope, Esquires, Sir Myles Sands
Knight, Francis Russell, Oliver Cromwell, Thomas
Duckett, William Fisher, James Thompson, Walter
Clapton, Robert Castle, Thomas Bendish, Edward
Clarke, John Welbore, Robert Clerke, Michael Dalton
Junior, Thomas Parker, John Hobert, George Clapthorne, John Towers, Henry Butler, Edward Leeds,
William Marsh, and Humberstone Marsh, Esquires.
"For the Town and University of Cambridge; the
Mayor for the Time being, Talbot Peaps Recorder,
John Sherwood, Samuel Spaulden, Thomas French,
"For the County of Hertford; Charles Lord Viscount Cranborne, Robert Cecill Esquire, Sir John
Gerrat Baronet, Sir Thomas Dacres, Sir William
Litton, Sir John Witterong, Knights, Serjeant Atkins,
Richard Jennings, Edward Wingate, John Tooke, Ralph
Freeman, William Leman, William Presley, John Hayden, Alexander Wylde, Gabriel Barber, Richard
Porter, Captain Scroggs, Ralph Freeman, Thomas
Tooke, Esquires, Sir John Read Baronet, Doctor
King Doctor of Phiysic, John Humberstone Gentleman.
"For St. Albanes; the Mayor for the Time being,
John Robotham, Edward Wingate, Ralph Pemberton,
Richard Jennings, Esquires.
"For the County of Huntington; Thomas Cotton Baronet, Sir John Newett Knight, Onslow Winch, Terrill Joceline, Thomas Templer, John Castle, Oliver
Cromwell, Abraham Burwell, Edward Montague, and
John Bulkeley, Esquires.
"For the County of Lincolne; Francis Lord Willoughby
of Parham, Sir John Wray Knight and Baronet, Sir
William Armyne, Sir John Brownloe, and Sir William
Brownloe, Sir Thomas Trallop, Baronets, Sir Edward
Ascough, Sir Hamond Whitchcoat, Sir Christopher Wray,
Sir Anthony Irby, Knights, Thomas Grantham, Thomas
Hatcher, John Broxholme, Montague Cholmely, John
Archer, William Ellis, Esquires, Edward Ascough,
Maurice Cave, Thomas Cornwallis, John Harrington,
Tho. Coppledike, Francis Fines, Henry Massingberde,
John Disney Senior, Tho. Lister, Mullenax Disney,
Edward King, Edward Rocetter, Thomas Savyle,
Wil. Savyle, Humfry Walcott, Captain John Harrington, Thomas Irby, Samuel Leigh, William Bury, John
Willesby Esquires, Edmund Tilson, Samuel Cust, Christopher Hudson, Drayner Massingberd, Richard Bryan,
Master Massingden, Master Woolley, Master William
Hobson, Master Hall of Kettlethorpe, Alexander Emmerson, Thomas Welcome, Esquires, William Luddington, Edward Nelthorps, Edmond Anderson, Master
Bowtall, John Sheffeild, Robert Cawdron, Esquires,
Edward Skipwith, Charles Empson, Thomas Welby,
the Mayor of Boston for the Time being, John Wincock, Master Thompson, Wyat Parkins, Martin Johnson, John Browne, John Bernard, Nathaniel Tharrald, Gentlemen, Captain Thomas Hall, and Nehemiah
Rawson and Master Hall of Kettlethorpe.
"For the City of Lincolne; Master Marshall the
Mayor of Lincolne that now is, Thomas Grantham,
John Brockshorne Esquires, Robert Morecroft, William
Watson, and Stephen Dawson, Aldermen.
"Which said several Committees of the said several
and respective Counties and Places, or any Two of
them, according to the former Ordinances for Weekly
Assessments, shall nominate such Persons as they shall
think fit, within their respective Divisions, who shall
have Power to assess all and every Persons and Persons
chargeable by this Ordinance, according to the Weekly
Rates and Proportions in this Ordinance mentioned.
"And the said Committees, or any Two of them,
shall likewise have Power, within their several Limits
and Divisions, to nominate Collectors, who shall collect the said Money so assessed, and pay the same to
such Person or Persons as the Deputy Lieutenants
of the said respective Counties, or any Two of them,
shall appoint to be Treasurers for the said several
Counties; and if any Person or Persons, chargeable
by this Ordinance, shall not, upon Demand, pay the
Sum or Sums on him or them assessed, it shall be
lawful for the said respective Collectors, or any One
of them, to levy the same, by Way of Distress and
Sale of the Goods of the Person or Persons so assessed, and to call to their Assistance any of the
Trained Bands, or Companies of Voluntiers, or other
Forces, who are hereby required to be aiding and
assisting to the said Collectors in the Premises, as
they will answer the contrary thereof; and if any
Person, which shall be assessed as aforesaid towards
the Payment of the said Sum of Money, shall refuse or neglect to pay his Rate or Assessment, to the
Collector appointed, within Six Days after it shall be
demanded, the said Committees, or any Two of them,
shall charge the said Person so refusing or neglecting
with Treble as much as the said Person shall be
rated at; and, if the said Person shall refuse or neglect to pay the same so trebled upon him, that it
shall be lawful for the said Committees, or any Two
of them, to commit the said Person so refusing or
neglecting to Prison, and also to sequester his Estate
till the same be satisfied.
"And be it Ordained, That every Person shall be
rated for the Estate he hath in the several Places,
in each several County; and, if Land be set or let
to or near the Yearly Value thereof, such Person or
Persons to whom the Rent thereof belongeth to be
solely chargeable therewith; but, if the same be let
under Value, then the Sum taxed to be apportioned between the Party to whom the Rent belongeth and the Tenant, as the Taxer shall think
meet; and if they, or any of them, shall do any
Injury in making their Assessments, the same to be
rectified by the said Committees, or any Two of them,
within their several Divisions, according to their Dis
cretions; and if any Assessors or Collectors shall refuse the said Service, or prove negligent or faulty
therein, the said Committee, or any Two of them,
shall have Power to commit such Assessors or Collectors to Prison, or to set such a Fine upon him or
them as they shall think fit, not exceeding the Sum
of One Hundred Pounds; and the said Fine to be
levied by Distress and Sale of the Offenders Goods:
And it is Ordained, That the Treasurers appointed by
the said Committees for the respective Counties, in
Manner aforesaid, shall keep a Register-book of the
several Sums received and paid out by them, that
so they may give a just and perfect Accompt thereof
unto the Committees of the said several Counties,
when thereunto they shall be by them required:
And, for the better Encouragement of the said Collectors and Treasurers, it is Ordained, That Two
Pence in the Pound shall be allowed to the said Collectors for every Sum of Money collected and paid
by them to the said Treasurers, and Two Pence in
the Pound to the said Treasurers for every Sum of
Money received and disbursed by them, according to
this Ordinance; and that the Treasurers of the said
Counties shall issue out no Sum or Sums of Money,
to any Person or Persons, without Order under the
Hands of the Deputy Lieutenants of the said respective Counties, or any Two of them at least.
"And it is further Ordained, That the Deputy
Lieutenants of the said several and respective Counties shall hereby have Power and Authority to advance Monies, by Way of Loan, for this Service,
or other necessary Charges tending to the Safety
and Preservation of the said Counties; and, for the
Security of such Persons as shall lend any Monies
for the Uses aforesaid, to give them Warrants, under their Hands, or the Hands of Three of them at
least, to receive the same again of such Treasurer or
Treasurers to whom such Warrant or Warrants shall
be directed, who shall, upon the Sight of the said
Warrant, and a Copy thereof left with them, detain
so much of the Monies which he or they shall receive as aforesaid, to discharge the said Warrants;
and if the said Treasurers, or any of them to whom
such Warrants shall be directed, shall not, after
Sight of such Warrants, and a Copy thereof left
with them as aforesaid, stop and detain so much of
the next Monies which he shall so receive, to satisfy
the Person or Persons the Money so lent as aforesaid, upon Proof thereof made, the said Deputy
Lieutenants, or any Two of them, shall, for his or
their Neglect or Default, make out their Warrants
to the High Constables of the Hundreds where such
Treasurer or Treasurers shall dwell or inhabit, or to
what other Person or Persons they shall think fit, to
levy so much Money as the Warrant or Warrants
were made for, upon the Goods of the said Treasurer
or Treasurers, by Way of Distress and Sale of their
Goods, to the Use of the Person or Persons so lending as aforesaid: And it is also Ordained, That
whatsoever Sums of Money are or shall be set or
imposed, by virtue of this Ordinance, upon any
Landlords, for and in respect of any Lands, Tenements, or Hereditaments, held of them by any Tenants, the same Sum of Money shall be paid by their
several respective Tenants; which said Sums of Money, so to be paid by the said Tenants for their
Landlords, they shall deduct and defalk out of the
next Rents payable by them to their Landlords;
and, for so doing, the said Tenants, their Heirs,
Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, shall be acquitted and saved harmless, against the said Landlords, their Heirs, Executors, Administrators, and
Assigns; any Grant, Covenant, Condition, Writing
Obligatory, or other Matter whatsoever made to the
contrary, notwithstanding: And it is Ordained, That
the County of Lincolne and the County and City of
Lincolne shall have the Advantage and Benefit of the
Ordinance for the rating of such as have not contributed upon the Propositions, or not in Proportion
according to their Estates, to be raised in the same
Manner by the Committees named in this Ordinance
for that County, and to the same Uses, for the maintaining their associated Forces, as the Lords and
Commons have already by another Ordinance confirmed and settled the same upon the rest of the
said associated Counties: And it is Ordained, That
the Deputy Lieutenants and Committees of the said
Counties, or any Five or more of them, Three whereof
to be Deputy Lieutenants, shall be a standing and constant Committee, in their several and respective Counties, who shall have Power to take the Accompts of
all Treasurers of Money, or Keepers of Stores or
Ammunition, belonging to their several and respective Counties, and to order all other the Affairs of
their several Counties, according to the Ordinances
of Parliament now made, or which hereafter shall
be made; and, for the better effecting of the Premises, the said Deputy Lieutenants and Committees,
or any Five of them as aforesaid, shall be resident
in some convenient Place within their said respective
Counties, and shall have Power to adjourn themselves
from Time to Time, and from Place to Place, within
their several Counties, as they shall think fit; and,
after they or more of them shall have fat Fourteen
Days, then the minor Half of the said Committee
to be free, and they to send for so many others in
their Stead; and the major Half there still to remain,
other Fourteen Days, and then they also are free,
and then they also to send for Three others; and so
to change the Committee successively, during these
Troubles, or till further Order be taken, giving Notice from Time to Time, to them which are to succeed, Six Days before they are to make their Appearance at their appointed Place; and the Deputy
Lieutenants and Committees of the said several and
respective Counties are hereby required to appoint
a Meeting, at some convenient Place within their several and respective Counties, so soon as conveniently
they may; and they then present are to agree
amongst themselves of the First Five who are to begin
this Service: And whereas Colonel Cromwell hath
Ten Troops of Horse already armed, which were
heretofore raised in the said associated Counties, it is
Ordained, That all the now associated Counties shall
discharge their Pay till this Time; and, so long as
the said Troops shall be thought fit to be continued
together as One entire Regiment, they shall be paid
equally by all the said Counties: And, forasmuch as
the Preservation of the Isle of Ely, Holland, and
Marshland, in respect of the Avenues and Passages
leading to them, doth mutually depend each of them
upon the other; and that Colonel Cromwell is already appointed Governor of the Isle of Ely, but
no special Provision is yet made for the Parts of
Holland and Marshland; the same is hereby recommended to the Earl of Manchester, who, by virtue
of this Ordinance, is authorized to place such Governor or Governors in Holland or Marshland aforesaid
(with the Approbation of the Lord General), with
such Directions for the mutual Preservation of them
and the Isle of Ely, as in his Judgement he shall conceive to be most effectual for their joint Preservation.
"And lastly it is Ordained, That if any Person or
Persons, inhabiting within the said associated Counties, shall receive, harbour, and conceal, any that
have been, or shall hereafter be, imprested by virtue
of any Ordinance of Parliament, to be commanded
by the Earl of Manchester, Major General of the
said associated Forces, who shall withdraw themselves
from the Service they now are or shall be by him
the said Earl engaged in, for the Service of the Parliament, without Licence from the Captain which he
or they shall serve under, it shall be lawful for the
Deputy Lieutenants of the several and respective
Counties, or any Two of them, to commit such Persons as shall so withdraw themselves, as also all such
as shall knowingly harbour and conceal the Persons
so withdrawing themselves, or to fine any of them as
they shall think fit, not exceeding the Sum of Ten
Pounds; and if the Persons so withdrawing, or the
Persons so concealing, shall refuse, upon Demand,
to pay the said Fine so imposed upon him or them
as aforesaid, that then it shall be lawful for the
said several and respective Deputy Lieutenants, or
any Two of them, to sequester the Estates of the
said Offenders, and imprison their Persons, until the
said Fines be satisfied and paid.
Septemb. 21, 1643.
"Hen. Elsinge, Cl. P.D. Com."
"Die Mercurii, 20 Septembris, 1643.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, that this Ordinance shall be forthwith printed and published.
"J. Brown, Cler. Parliament."
House adjourned till 10a cras.