Die Martis, 13 Septembris, 1642.
A LETTER from Yoghall, of the 31th of August,
shewing some Success he had in taking the Castle
of Ardmore in the Province of Munster; and some other
Proceedings in that Province; was this Day read.
Instructions to Irish Committee.
The Instructions for the Committee that are to be sent
into Ireland, were this Day read; and, by Vote upon
the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto
the Lords for their Concurrence.
It is farther Ordered, That these Instructions, together
with the Names of the Committees, be sent unto One of
the Secretaries of State, to be presented unto his Majesty,
in a Letter: The which Letter the Committee is appointed
to prepare, and press a speedy Answer, in regard the
Committees are to be gone by Thursday come Se ennight.
Declaration to Ireland.
The Committees are ordered to send into Ireland Copies of the Declaration set forth by Order of the House;
and shewing the Interruptions that have come to the
Affairs of Ireland, by the Misunderstandings between
his Majesty, and the Parliament, &c.: And Usbands
the Printer is appointed to provide Copies for the Service of the House to this Purpose.
Commissioners of Array at Worcester.
An Order for the Commoners of Worcester to defend
themselves against the Commissioners of Array; and to
seize their Arms, Ammunition, Money, and Plate; was
this Day read; and by Vote upon the Question, assented
unto; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Pass for Winston.
Ordered, That Dr. Winston shall have Mr. Speaker's
Warrant to transport Himself, with Two Servants beyond
Seas, to the Waters, for Recovery of his Health.
Pass for Cholmely.
Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Cholmely, Son to Sir Hugh
Cholmely, shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to transport
Himself, and Two Servants, into France.
Affairs at Gloucester.
A Letter, from the City Gloucester, from Mr. Pury,
&c. concerning the Lord Herbert, Son to the Earl of
Worcester, Seven Horses of War stayed there; and concerning some Provisions they desire for the Safety of the
City; was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That Serjeant Wilde do prepare an
Order concerning both these Particulars.
Proceedings in Monmouth.
Mr. Herbert reports the Proceedings of Himself, and
the rest of the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of
Herbert, &c. thanked.
It is Ordered, That Thanks be returned to Mr. Herbert and his Father, for their good Services.
Ld. Herbert to appear.
That Mr. Speaker shall write his Letter to the Lord
Herbert, Son to the Earl of Worcester, to appear here,
and attend the House.
Mr. Glyn to prepare this Letter.
Earl of Worcester.
That the Lords be moved to send for the Earl of
Worcester, to attend the Parliament.
State of Monmouth.
Ordered, That Mr. Herbert shall make, unto the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom, a Relation of
the State of the County of Monmouth: And that it be referred to That Committee to provide for the Safety of that
Preparations at Rotterdam.
A Letter from Rotterdam, of the 7th of September,
concerning Preparations and Provisions made there, was
this Day read.
Raising Horse, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to take Care
that the Propositions for Raising of Horse, Money and
Plate, be sent into all Counties and Corporations, do
meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Court of
Wards: And that the Proposition concerning the Farthing
Office be referred to the Consideration of this Committee: And it is referred to this Committee, to name Commissioners, in all Counties, Cities, and Corporations, for
the Bringing in of Horses, Monies, and Plate, to receive
the same; and to view and value the Horse.
Ordered, That Sir H. Vane, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr.
Rous, Serjeant Wilde, Lord Ruthen, Mr. Whitlock,
Mr. Glyn, Sir Wm. Massam, Mr. Hunt, Mr. Wheeler,
Mr. Ashton, Mr. Salloway, Mr. White, be added to the
Committee for the Propositions: And that it be referred
to That Committee, to consider of the Manner of Sequestring and Securing the Persons of such Recusants as
are nominated in the Bill for Securing the Persons of
certain Recusants, and of Sequestring the Rents and
Revenues of all Papists.
Message from the King.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Riche and
The Lords have received a Letter to the Speaker of
their House, from his Majesty; and in it a Message inclosed from his Majesty to the Parliament: They have
sent it down; and do think fit, that the Committee for the
Defence of the Kingdom may consider of this Message;
and prepare some fitting Answer unto it, if this House
shall so think fit.
The Letter and Message were read.
Defence of the Kingdom.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir H. Vane be
added to the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and will
return Answer by Messengers of their own.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Wm. Armyn brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to the Declaration upon the Letter from Sir Jo.
Byron to Mr. Clerke; to the Order for Sir Wm. Ogle's
Arrears; to the Order concerning the Earl of Antrim; and
to the Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Lincolne.
Sir Ch. Yelverton brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to refer to the Committee for the Defence, . . . .
the Matter concerning the Prisoners in the Tower: And
they agree to the Keeping of Captain Legg close Prisoner.
Impeachment of Lord Strange.
Sir Ro. Harley carried up to the Lords the Impeachment of James Lord Strange: But the Lords were risen:
So that he is appointed to carry it up To-morrow
Answer to the King.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Marten, Sir H. Vane senior
and junior, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Grimston,
Sir H. Mildmay;
This Committee is appointed to prepare Heads for an
Answer to his Majesty's Message: And are presently to
meet, in the Inner Court of Wards.
Money for Service of Ireland.
That the Sum of Six thousand Five hundred Thirty
three Pounds Six Shillings and Eight Pence be paid by
the Deputy Treasurer at Wars for Ireland, out of the
Twenty-seven thousand Pounds remaining in his Hands,
formerly designed for Ireland, to the Scotts Commissioners, or their Agents, being for Provision of Oatmeal
for the Scotts Army in Ireland, for Baggage Horses, and
for Discharge of One thousand Pounds of the Monies
allowed for incident Charges.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland do, To-morrow in the Afternoon, consider what
Sums of Money are of most important Necessity, to be
speedily disbursed for the Affairs of Ireland; and report
them to the House; to the end the House may Order the
Payment of them, out of the Remainder of the Twenty-seven thousand Pounds remaining in the Deputy Treasurer's Hands, if they shall so think fit.
Commrs of Array, &c. at Worcester.
WHEREAS divers Commoners, being Citizens of the
City of Worcester, in the Name of Themselves, and other
their Fellow Commoners, have presented their humble
Petition to the House of Commons, shewing the great
Danger which they and the said City are in, by the Resort
of divers Commissioners of Array, Popish Recusants,
Cavaliers, Soldiers, and other dangerous Persons and
Delinquents, unto the said City of Worcester; and therefore have desired Liberty and Power from the Parliament, to put themselves into a Posture of Defence; and
to train and exercise themselves and such Volunteers, and
others within the said City and Liberties thereof, as shall
be willing to serve and use their Arms for the Defence of
the King and Parliament, under the Command of one
Captain Rea, a Citizen of the said City; and the said
Captain Rea to appoint such other Officer and Officers
under him, as he shall think fit and necessary for the said
Service: All which the Lords and Commons, assembled
in Parliament, do well approve of; and do much commend
the Care and Diligence, and good Affection of the said
Petitioners: And do therefore Ordain, That the said Petitioners, and other Commoners, within the said City,
under the Command of the said Captain Rea, as aforesaid, shall have the like Power and Authority touching
the Premises, as hath been given by former Orders of
both Houses of Parliament, to the Town of Shrewsbury,
and other Cities and Towns within this Kingdom: And
do further order and require the Mayor, Sheriffs, Aldermen, Citizens, and Commoners, of the said City, to take
special Care, that Watch and Ward be duly kept (each
Commoner in his Course) from time to time, at the
several Gates and Passages of the said City, for the Apprehending of all dangerous and ill-affected Persons:
And the Mayor, Sheriff, and Aldermen of the said City,
are required to seize, and take into their Hands and Custody, the Magazine of the said City, and so much of the
Magazine and Arms of the County of Worcester, as is remaining in the said City, or in or about the Cathedral
Church, or other Places adjoining to the said City; and
also all such Arms, Ammunition, Money, or Plate, as
hath been, or shall be, brought into the said City, or Suburbs thereof, by any Commissioners of Array, Cavaliers,
or other dangerous and ill-affected Persons; or that shall
be likely to be employed against the Parliament; and particularly the Arms, Money, and Plate, of the Lord Coventry, within or about the said City: And that they the
said Mayor, Sheriff, and Aldermen of the said City, do
retain and keep all such Arms, Ammunition, Money, and
Plate, as aforesaid, in their safe Custody, till further Order be taken by both Houses of Parliament. And it is
further Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, That
no Commissioners of Array, or other dangerous or ill-affected Persons, be permitted to take any Houses, Lodgings, or Dwellings, within the said City, or Suburbs
thereof. And the said Mayor, Sheriff, and Aldermen,
and other Inhabitants of the said City, are hereby required
and injoined to see this Ordinance duly observed: And,
for their so doing, they, and every of them, their Aiders
and Assistants, shall be protected and saved harmless by
the Power and Authority of both Houses of Parliament:
And all and every Person and Persons, that shall be arrested, proceeded against, or otherwise molested or troubled,
by Colour of the Commission of Array, or other Commission from his Majesty, for doing any Service to the
Parliament, shall have Power, and are hereby authorized
to make Resistance, by Force or otherwise, as Cause shall
require; and to call others out of the said City or County, or elsewhere, to assist them: And it shall be lawful for
all and every other Person and Persons to assist them
accordingly: And all Officers, and other Persons, are
required to be aiding and assisting to them in this Behalf;
and to use their best Endeavours for the Apprehending
of all such Persons as shall execute any such Commission
as is before mentioned, or be aiding thereunto; and to
bring them up to the Parliament: And all and every
svch Officer, and other Person and Persons which shall do
any thing in Execution of this Ordinance, shall be protected and assisted by both Houses of Parliament.
Instructions to Irish Committee.
Instructions for the Committee that are to be sent into
1. THAT they enquire, and take Notice, of all Things
whatsoever, concerning the Army, both by Sea and
Land; and that they [a] "inform themselves of the
managing and" ordering of the War; and, to that Intent,
that they be admitted to be present and vote at all
Consultations concerning the same.
2. That they do their best Endeavours, [a] "and be
careful, that no indirect Means be made or used for the
Preferment of Officers"; but that such be employed as
are Persons of Merit, and well affected to the Protestant
Religion, and to the present Service.
3. That they do their best Endeavours to clear the
Army, and all Garrisons, of Papists, in such Manner
as may most conduce to the present Service.
4. That they do their best Endeavours, that such
Persons, as, under Colour of Protection, or Neutrality,
may be dangerous, and shall refuse to assist our Armies,
by their Estates, or by their Persons, according to their
Abilities, be proceeded with as Rebels.
5. That they shall take Care, that the Laws be put in
due Execution against Papists, notwithstanding any Act
of State to the contrary.
6. That they shall do their best Endeavours, that the
Rebels be convicted according to Law.
7. That they shall do their best Endeavours, that such
Laws be prepared, as shall most conduce to the Establishment of the true Protestant Religion, and to the
Advantage of his Majesty and that Kingdom.
8. That they shall do their best Endeavours, to examine
and improve, by all due Means, his Majesty's Revenues,
Customs, and Profits; and to lessen the Charge of the
Army, by way of Adventure, or otherwise.
9. That they do their best Endeavours, to inform
themselves of such Officers, Ministers, or other Persons,
as deserve well of this State; and present their Names to
the Parliament, that they may receive Reward answerable
to their Merit.