Die Mercurii, 8 Martii, 1642.
T HE humble Petition of divers Scotch Officers hereunto subscribing * * * *.
Warrant to Ducye.
Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Ducye, of the Middle Temple
Hall, shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant for Himself, and
Two Servants, to pass into France.
The humble Petition of Henry Rowe Gentleman, who
lost Eight Horses and a Cart in the Service of the Parliament, at the Battle of Keinton, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee
for the Safety of the Kingdom, to inquire into his
Damages and Losses; and to give Order for the Satisfaction of them.
Ordered, That the Entertainment appearing to be due
unto Captain Edm. Hippisley, for his Entertainment in
the late Northern Expedition, be forthwith paid unto
Mr. William Hippisley, appointed to receive the same,
by a Letter of Attorney under the Hands of the said
Captain Edm. Hippisley.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Henry Hickman,
Patron of the Parish Church of Bushey in the County
of Hertforde, shall be referred to the Committee for the
Parish of Bushye where Mr. White has the Chair.
Saffron Walden Lecturer.
The humble Petition of the Parishioners of Saffron
Walden in the County of Essex, was read: And
Ordered, That Mr. William Spaldin, Master of Arts,
a learned and orthodox Divine, be recommended to the
said Parishioners, to preach a weekly Lecture on such
Day of the Week as they shall agree on; and also on
every Lord's Day in the Afternoon: And the Vicar of
the said Parish, and all other Persons, are hereby required to permit him to preach there without Lett or
Ld. Fairfax's Letter to the Queen.
A Letter from my Lord Fairefax, of the Third of
March, concerning the State of the Army there, and
desiring Supply for that Army, was read; and likewise
Three Letters inclosed, from Sir Hugh Cholmeley and
Captain Hotham, of the 25...27 of February, and the2d of March, concerning the Necessities and Arrears
of their Forces; and the Copy of a congratulatory
Letter from the Lord Fairefax to the Queen, for her
safe Arrival; wherein he promises her the Guard and
Protection of his Army and Forces; were all this Day
Mr. Millington reports from the Committee appointed
to consider of the Raising of Monies for the Supply of
the Army under the Command of the Lord Fairfaxe:
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That the Monies
remaining in the Hands of Mr. Ashton, a Member of this
House, as Receiver of the Duchy Revenue in the County
of Lancaster, or in the Hands of his Deputy Receivers,
shall be forthwith paid by them to the Lord Fairfaxe,
or such as he shall appoint; towards the Maintenance
of the Northern Army.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Ashton, and his Deputy Receivers, and his Sureties, shall be kept indemnified, and
saved harmless, for Payment of the aforesaid Monies,
by both Houses.
Resolved, &c. That the General Receiver for the
Duchy of Lancaster be injoined and required to give a
Receipt to the said Mr. Ashton, for such Monies of the
Duchy as he shall pay to the Lord Fairfaxe.
Resolved, &c. That the particular Receivers of the
Duchy of Lancaster, in any Part of the Kingdom, shall
be injoined and required to pay such of the Duchy
Monies as are in their Hands, or in the Hands of the
Deputy Receivers, to the Lord Fairfaxe, or such as he
shall appoint: And that they shall be indemnified by
both Houses of Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That the Deputy Receiver General of
the Duchy of Lancaster shall be forthwith required to
attend the House.
Resolved, &c. That the Auditor of the Duchy of Lancaster do present unto this House a Schedule of the Names
of the Receivers, and of their ordinary Payments.
Resolved, &c. That the Receivers of the Court of
Wards and Liveries, and their Deputies, be injoined to
bring in such Monies as are remaining in their or either
of their Hands, as Receivers of the Court of Wards.
Ordered, That, at the next Message, the Lords be
moved to assess their own Members, upon the Ordinance
for the weekly Assessments.
Resolved, &c. That the Letters from my Lord Fairefax, this Day read, be forthwith sent, by Mr. Nicoll, to
my Lord General: And that it be referred to His Consideration to give my Lord Fairefax Order concerning
the Two thousand Men desired by Sir Hugh Cholmely
and Mr. Hotham to be sent from his Army to their
Forces in the North and East Ridings.
Money for Northern Counties.
Mr. Blakiston, Mr. Darley, Mr. Rigby, Sir Wm. Allenson, and Sir Henry Mildmay, are to consider of some
Propositions for Preparing of Monies for the Service of
the Northern Counties: And are to meet when and
where they please.
Dutch Ships at Burdlington.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Armyn, Sir Henry Mildmay,
Mr. Green, and Mr. Marten, do acquaint the Earl of
Warwick with the Letter of Sir Hugh Cholmeley, and
Mr. Hotham, concerning the Dutch Ships lying still at
Burdlington, with some Design, as is apprehended, upon
Hull; and to desire his Lordship to take some speedy
Course to send down some Strength of Shipping to those
Parts, to prevent the Inconveniences that may happen
by those Ships.
Money for Army.
Resolved, &c. That Ten thousand Pounds, Residue of
that which was formerly ordered to be paid for the Supply of the Army in Yorkshire, shall be advanced for the
farther Supply of that Army.
Resolved, &c. That this Ten thousand Pounds shall be
paid by Two thousand Five hundred Pounds every Fifteen
Days, for the Uses aforesaid, till the said Sum of Ten
thousand Pounds be paid; the first Payment to begin
the Seventeenth of March.
Resolved, &c. That the small Tythes of the Vicarage
of Hallifaxe and Burstoll shall be sequestred to the
Uses aforesaid; the Vicar of Hallifaxe being a great
Delinquent to the Parliament.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Supplies of
Yorkshire where Mr. Millington has the Chair, shall
have Power to call before them all the King's Receivers,
as well of the Duchy of Lancaster, as of the Exchequer,
and Court of Wards; and to require them to bring in
to the Committee such Monies as are or shall be in their
several Hands, as Receivers, to be employed for the Relief of the Northern Army, under the Command of the
Lord Fairfaxe: And Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Tate, Mr.
More, Mr. Trenchard, Sir Jo. Curson, and Mr. Ashton,
are added to the Committee: And have Power to send
for Parties, Witnesses, &c.: And are to meet this
Afternoon at Four Clock, in the Court of Exchequer.
Merchant Adventurers, &c.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr. Trenchard, and
Mr. Whitlocke, do speak with the Merchant Adventurers,
and desire them, from this House (in regard of the pressing Occasion and Obligation to make Payment of Part
of the Brotherly Assistance) to give way, that Four
thousand Pounds be forthwith paid out of the first
Monies designed unto them, for their Twenty thousand
Pounds, to Mr. Dick, for the Use of the Scotts Commissioners, towards the Brotherly Assistance.
King's Letter to Merchant Adventurers.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider
of the King's Letter to the Merchant Adventurers, for
Advance of Monies, do bring in their Report To-morrow
Ordered, That the Petition of Geo. Searle of Southmyns, in the County of Middlesex, Carter, be referred
to the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom: And
that, if it appear to them the Petitioner received the
Losses at the Battle of Keinton, mentioned in his Petition, that then they do give Warrant to the Treasurer
at Wars, to pay the same accordingly.
Ordered, That Mr. Rigbie do bring in to this House
an Order concerning New England, according to the
Sense of the House.
Ordered, That the House do take into Consideration,
To-morrow, the Report concerning the Sending the Scoch
Officers that are Prisoners to Scotland, to be there proceeded against as Incendiaries.
Warrants for Payment of Money.
Mr. Pymme, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Cage, Mr. Bond,
This Committee has Power to peruse every Order or
Warrant formerly, or that shall be, made by this House,
or the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom, for the
Payment of any Monies by the Treasurer at Wars, or by
any of the Treasurers at Guildhall; and to appoint (under
their Hands in Writing) such of the said Warrants to be
first paid, as they shall find most conducing to the Service of the House and Kingdom: And the Treasurer at
Wars, and the Treasurers at Guildhall, are hereby required not to dispose of any Monies, upon any of the
said Warrants, contrary to this Order: And they are
particularly to take Care for the speedy Payment of the
Scotch Reformado Officers; and also of Captain Pimme,
for the Arrears due unto him; and for the Payment of
Two hundred Pounds formerly ordered to Sir Edward
Boys, for Payment of the Garison at Dover.
Contribution for Ireland.
Resolved, &c. That whatsoever Monies are in Arrear
upon the Act of Loan and Contribution, for Relief of
Ireland, passed this Parliament, as the same shall be
brought to the Treasurers Hands, be disposed of for that
Purpose only, by the Committee for the Affairs of
Ireland, and by their Direction.