DIE Lunæ, videlicet, 13 die Maii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Reynolds.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Committee at Northampton to raise Men for Defence of the Town.
It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the Committee at Northampton, the
Mayor and Two Aldermen, shall appoint, under Two
fit Captains, Two Hundred and Forty able armed Men,
of the Inhabitants of the Town, to perform Military
Duty, by Thirty at a Time, for the Space of Twentyfour Hours, from the 20th of this Instant May, till
the First of September next ensuing."
Message to the H. C. with it, and Sir John Conyers's Petition.
"A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To desire their Concurrence in the Order concerning
North'ton; and to communicate to them the Petition
of (fn. *) Sir John Conyers, with their Lordships Sense upon
it, "That this House thinks it fit that he should be admitted to his Office of Lieutenant of The Tower of
London, when he returns from Holland."
Letter from the Lord Admiral, with the State of the Fleet, and that the King is making Naval Preparations.
Next, a Letter from the Lord Admiral, dated the 9th
of May, from The Downes, directed to the Speaker of
this House, was read; the Effect whereof was, "That
there are great Preparations of Ships by the King,
and Foreign Forces; and whereas divers Ships were
appointed to be ready to go to several Parts for the
Preservation of the Kingdom, there are Ships that
will not be ready these Twenty Days; and some have
been stayed by the Directions of the House of Commons."
Also a List was read, how those at Sea are disposed
in several Services.
Hereupon this House Ordered, To send down these
Letters to the House of Commons, by a Message; and
to desire that they would take a Course to supply the
Earl of Warwicke with those Ships he wants, for the
Preservation of the Kingdom.
And accordingly a Message was sent down to the
House of Commons, by Serjeant Whitfield and Serjeant
Message from the H. C. with Two Ordinances;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Barrington and others; which consisted of these Particulars:
1. To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Ordinance concerning the Army under the Command of
the Earl of Manchester. (Here enter it.)
Read Thrice, and Agreed to.
2. An Ordinance for paying Money to those Gunsmiths and Armourers as have furnished Sir Wm.
Brewerton with Arms; the Monies to be paid out of
Habberdashers Hall. (Here enter it.)
to displace Two Deputy Lieutenants of Cheshire;
3. An Order for putting Henry Manwaring and Henry
Vernon Esquires, from being Deputy Lieutenants for
and to appoint others in their room.
4. To desire that Phillip Manwaring of Peever Esquire, and Thomas Croxton Esquire, shall have Commissions to be Deputy Lieutenants of the County Palatine of Chester. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was;
That this House agrees to all the Particulars now
brought, saving to that Order for excluding Henry
(fn. *) Manwaring and Henry Vernon from being Deputy
Lieutenants of the County of Cheshire; concerning
which, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Hardwicke to be of the Assembly.
Ordered, That Humphry Hardwicke, Minister, be
added to be of the Assembly; and to send to the House
of Commons, to desire their Concurrence herein.
Answer from the H. C.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons return with this Answer:
That they agree to the Order concerning North'ton;
as to the Petition of Sir John Conyers, they will send an
Answer by Messengers of their own.
Archbishop of Cant's Trial put off.
Ordered, That the further Trial of the Archbishop
of Canterb. shall be heard on Thursday Morning next,
at Nine a Clock; and the Lords to have Notice to be
here punctually at the Hour.
Message to the H. C. to acquaint them with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Rob't Rich and Mr. Page:
To let them know, that this House hath deferred
the Trial of the Archbishop of Canterb. until Thursday
Morning next, at Nine of the Clock; and to desire their
Concurrence, that Mr. Humphry Hardwicke may be added to the Assembly of Divines.
Message from thence, to expedite the Ordinance to continue the Committee of both Kingdoms.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Mildmay Knight, and others:
To return to their Lordships the Ordinance sent to
them, concerning the Committee of both Kingdoms,
with some Amendments, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence with Speed, it being a Business of great
This Ordinance with the Alterations was read.
And the Question being put, "Whether this
House shall agree to this Ordinance with these
Alterations, or not?"
It was Resolved Negatively.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House will send an Answer, by Messengers
of their own, to this Message.
Message from thence, with an Order.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Serjeant Wylde and others:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in an Order
for to provide Provisions for the Garrison of Gloucester.
(Here enter it.)
Which was read, and Agreed to.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to this Ordinance now brought
Jennings and Dawes.
Ordered, That the Cause between Mr. Jennings and
Sir Tho. Dawes shall be heard at this Bar Wednesday
Propositions for a Peace.
Ordered, That the Propositions shall be taken into
Consideration To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the
Order for Money due to the Gunsmiths, &c. that furnished Sir W. Brereton with Arms.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That those
Persons, Gunsmiths, Armourers, or others, of whom
Sir William Brereton hath bought the Arms allowed
him by Order of the 29th of February last, shall repair to the Committee at Habberdash'rs Hall, for the
Residue of the Money owing to them for the said
Arms, over and above the Fifteen Hundred Pounds
already received by Sir William Brereton; and that the
said Committee be required to take Care for the paying
of the Sum of Six Hundred Eighty-eight Pounds,
Ten Shillings (which is the Sum remaining of the
Value of the said Fifteen Hundred Arms), to the Armourers to whom the same is due, so soon as with Conveniency it can be, upon Certificate under the Hand
of Sir William Brereton what is due to every of them."
Order for Cloathing the Garrison of Gloucester.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament
do hereby Order and Ordain, That Stephen Estwicke,
One of the Commissioners of the Customs, do forthwith provide, for the Soldiers of the Garrison of
Gloucester, Coats, Shirts, Shoes, and Snapsacks; and
that, for that Purpose, One Thousand Two Hundred and Four Score (fn. *) Pounds shall be paid unto the
said Stephen Estwicke, by the Committee of the King's
Revenue, of the First Money that shall come out of
the Seizures concerning prohibited Goods, or Nonpayment of Customs to be forfeited to the King,
and payable to the said Committee of the Revenue;
the said Stephen Estwicke first shewing unto the said
Committee a Note, under the Hands of Nathaniell
Stephens, Thomas Hodges, and Thomas Pury, Esquires,
of the Delivery of the said Coats, Shirts, Shoes, and
Snapsacks, for the Use of the said Garrison, which
Note shall be a sufficient Warrant to the said Committee to pay the said Twelve Hundred and Eighty
Pounds, out of such Monies as shall arise out of such
Goods as shall be from henceforth discovered to be
forfeited to the State as prohibited Goods, or for
Non-payment of Customs."
An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for the Maintenance
of the Forces of the Seven associated Counties under the Command of Edward Earl of
Ordinance for Maintenance of the Forces of the Seven associated Counties of Essex, Suffolk, &c. under the Command of the Earl of Manchester.
Whereas the Counties of Norfolke, Suffolke, Essex,
Lincolne, and the other Counties with them associated,
out of their loyal Respect to His Majesty, their pious
Disposition to the Peace and Happiness of this Kingdom, in Obedience to the Orders of Parliament, have
raised and maintained to the Number of Fourteen
Thousand Horse, Foot, and Dragoons, or thereabouts,
and with them, within Five Months last past, have
done many Services against the common Enemy,
tending much to the Safety of the Kingdom; and
intend to raise a far more considerable Force both
of Horse and Foot; and have also bought many
Arms and Ammunition, and must buy more, whereby to furnish themselves with a Train of Artillery;
and have been, and must be, at great Charges, in
maintaining and recruiting the said Forces, and in
keeping several Garrisons, making and erecting of
Fortifications, Magazines, Courts of Guard, and
other Things requisite and necessary for the Defence and Safety of the said Association against the
Incursions of the Enemy; by all which Means the
said Association is become much indebted, and, without the speedy raising of large and considerable Sums
of Money, proportionable to their vast Expences,
cannot long subsist in a Condition to keep themselves
from Ruin, and to advance the Public Safety: It
is thereupon Ordained, by the Lords and Commons
in Parliament assembled, and by Authority of the
same, That, for the Intents and Purposes aforesaid,
the several Weekly Sums of Money hereafter in this
Ordinance mentioned shall be charged, rated, taxed,
and levied, upon the several Counties, according to
the Propositions herein expressed, the same to be paid
in Weekly to the several Collectors, and by them to
the Treasurer or Treasurers appointed by this Ordinance for the receiving hereof; that is to say, upon
the County of Essex, the Weekly Sum of One
Thousand Six Hundred Eighty-seven Pounds, Ten
Shillings; upon the County of Suffolke, the Weekly
Sum of One Thousand Eight Hundred Seventyfive Pounds; upon the County of Norfolke and City
of Norwich, the Weekly Sum of One Thousand Eight
Hundred Seventy-five Pounds; upon the County of
Hertford, the Weekly Sum of Six Hundred Seventyfive Pounds; upon the County of Cambridge, the
Weekly Sum of Five Hundred Sixty-two Pounds, Ten
Shillings; upon the County of Lincolne and City of
Lincolne, the Weekly Sum of One Thousand Two Hundred Eighteen Pounds, Fifteen Shillings; and upon the
Isle of Eley, the Weekly Sum of Two Hundred Twentyone Pounds, Five Shillings; and the said Weekly
Payments are to begin from the First Day of May, in
the Year of our Lord 1644, and to continue Weekly
for Four Months next ensuing from the said First of
May: And be it further Ordained, That every Person or Persons that were to be assessed or taxed by any
former Ordinance of Parliament shall be assessed and
taxed by this Ordinance, and shall be liable to as great
Forfeitures and Penalties for not paying of the Sum
or Sums to be assessed, as they should have been if
the same had been assessed by virtue of the last Ordinance for the Weekly Payment for the said Association, made the 20th of September last; and the several respective Deputy Lieutenants and Committees,
named and trusted within the said Association, or any
Part thereof, by the said recited Ordinance, to take Care
of the assessing, collecting, or levying, of any Monies,
are named and intrusted by this Ordinance, and have
as full Power and Authority given them by this Ordinance to nominate and appoint Collectors and Assessors, and to distrain, fine, imprison, or sequester, as
they or any of them had, by virtue of the said recited
Ordinance, in all or any Part of the said associated
Counties; and the several Collectors shall pay their
several Sums by them collected, at the Place or several Places where the Earl of Manchester and the
Committee for the Association attending the said Earl
shall appoint, to the Treasurer or Treasurers to be by
them named, which Treasurer or Treasurers are to issue
out the Monies received for the Purposes aforementioned, according to the Warrants or Directions of the
said Earl of Manchester, and of any Two of the said
Committees for the said Association which shall be appointed thereunto by the said Earl, and a full Committee, consisting of One for every County at least,
and of the Commissary General for the Time being of
the said Earl of Manchester; and that no Monies be
issued out without Order under the Hands of the said
Earl, such Two of the said Committee, and the said
Commissary General, nor yet without the Privity of the
whole Committee attending the said Earl.
And the said Lords and Commons do further Ordain, That all Monies collected, and not disposed of,
or to be collected, upon the Fifth and Twentieth Part
of Mens Estates, or of the last Three Months Pay,
and all the Monies or other Benefit arising by virtue
of any Ordinance for the Third Part of Sequestrations, settled upon the Earl of Manchester, shall be
paid unto the Treasurers appointed as aforesaid, and
from thence to issue out again for the Intents and
Purposes aforementioned; and the said Earl and Committee for the said Association have hereby Power
given them, to call all Collectors, Treasurers, or others
that have, or are thought to have, any of the said Monies in their Hands, to an Accompt, and to cause the
said Monies in their Hands to be paid unto the Treasurers appointed by the former Ordinance; and if
any Collectors, Treasurers, or others, shall refuse to
account, or to pay in the Monies wherewith they are
charged, then the said Earl and Committee shall fine
them Double the Sum charged upon them, which if it
be not paid within Six Days after the Sum is set, and
Notice thereof left at his or their Dwelling-house, it
shall be lawful to distrain for the same; and if there
be not sufficient Distress where with to satisfy, then the
said Earl and Committee may imprison the Offender
herein, and sequester his Estate, until the Money
charged and Fine set be levied and paid.
And it is Ordained, That Six Pence in the Pound
shall be allowed for every Sum of Money which shall
be collected and paid to the said Treasurer, whereof
Three Pence shall be for the Collectors, and Three
Pence for the Treasurer; and the said Treasurer shall
keep a Register-book of the several Sums received
and paid out by them, and shall render an Accompt
thereof unto the said Earl and Committee Once every
Month at least.
And be it lastly Ordained, That the said Earl,
Deputy Lieutenants, Committees, Collectors, Assessors,
and every One of them, and every other Person that
shall be aiding and assisting to them, or any of them,
in doing any thing by virtue of this Ordinance, shall
be defended and saved harmless therein by Authority of both Houses of Parliament."
House adjourned till 9a cras.