Die Veneris, 26 Augusti, 1642.
Warrant to go to the King.
ORDERED, That Mr. Humphrey Rogers, and
Mr. Hugh Hen, shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant
for their free Passage to the King, being his Houshold
Servants, to perform their Service unto his Majesty.
Warrant to go abroad.
Upon the humble Petition of Tho. Smyth, Gentleman;
It is Ordered, That the said Mr. Smyth shall have Mr.
Speaker's Warrant to transport Himself, his Wife, a
Child, and a Maid, into France, or the Low Countryes:
to the end that he may repair to Leige, to a Brother he
has there, that is a Merchant.
Mr. Ashe informed the House, That divers Constables
and others came, and in a violent Manner, with great
Multitudes, entered his House, and searched it, though
he knew it to be the House of a Member; and ransacked
it without any Order that they could shew for searching
or entering his House in particular.
That Tho. Mahhewes of Devon, Factor in Basing Lane,
Mr. Boroughes, a Haberdasher of Hats, at the Feathers
in Fanchurch Street, and Wm. Speede, a Fishmonger, be
forthwith sent for, as Delinquents, for entering into the
House of Mr. Ashe, a Member of this House, violently,
with Numbers of People, and ransacking it, without any
Order of this House.
Preventing Pillage, &c.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to prepare
an Order to prevent the Pillagings committed by Soldiers;
and likewise to prevent the Abuses committed by the
general Warrants for Searching of the Houses of illaffected Persons.
Mr. Hill, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Strode, Mr.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of certain distressed
English Protestants be referred to the Committee for
Contributions; to consider of some way for their
Ordered, That Mr. Humphrey Scott shall have Liberty
to carry to his House in Kent * * * *
Prisoner discharged, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Butler, the High Constable of
Greenwich, be forthwith discharged; and that the Examination of this whole Business be referred to Mr. Blunt.
And it is farther Ordered, That those poor Men, who
had their Arms taken from them, shall have their Arms
restored unto them again forthwith.
Search for Ordnance.
Ordered, That Sir Christopher Yelverton, and Mr.
Spurstoe, shall search for a little Piece of Ordnance that
this House is informed to be secretly conveyed into
some private House.
Letter to Lds. Justices.
Mr. Reynolds carried up to the Lords the Letter to be
sent to the Lords Justices.
Proceedings at Salop Assizes.
A Letter from many Aldermen and Common Council
of the Town of Salop, of the 22th of August; and
inclosed a Declaration and Protestation agreed upon by
the Grand Jury, at the Assizes held for the County of
Salop, the 8th Day of August, 1642; and assented unto
by the High Sheriff, and divers of the Justices of Peace,
Gentlemen and Freeholders then present; and likewise,
the Indictment of Tho. Hunt of Salop, Gentleman, for
Exercising [and Training,] according to an Ordinance of
Mr. Glyn, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Hill, Mr.
White, Mr. Ro. Goodwyn, Mr. Browne, Sir Ro. Harley,
Mr. Rous, Mr. Marten, Mr. Hatcher, Sir Martin Lumley, Mr. Darley, Mr. Smyth, Mr. Spurstoe, Mr. Salloway,
Sir Wm. Armyn, Sir Ro. Pye, are appointed to examine
the Proceedings and Carriages of all the Justices of Assize,
and Sheriffs in their several Circuits, in Packing of Grand
Juries; and the whole Business of the Protestation agreed
upon by the Grand Jury of Salop, and endeavoured to be
put upon the Inhabitants of the Town of Salop; and to
consider what is fit to be done, to prevent these and the
like Inconveniences arising from Grand Juries meddling
with Matters they are not concerned in: And are to meet
this Afternoon, at Four of Clock, in the Exchequer
Chamber: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.
Ordered, That the Lord Chief Justice of the King's
Bench do desired to remove, by Certiorari, the Indictment of Mr. Tho. Hunt, and others, for Training according to an Ordinance of both Houses; and that no
more Proceedings be had upon this Indictment, until
this House take farther Order herein.
Arms for Kent.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Edw. Hale, Sir
Peter Wroth, Mr. Browne, Sir Tho. Walsingham, Mr.
Aug. Skinner, Sir H. Vane junior, Sir H. Heyman, or any
Two of them, to dispose of the Arms returned from the
late Northern Expedition, into such Hands as they shall
think fit, for the Use of the County of Kent.
Members disabled to sit.
Resolved, That Sir Wm. Widdrington shall be disabled
to sit any longer a Member of this House, during this
Parliament, for neglecting the Service of the House,
and for raising Arms against the Parliament.
Resolved, That Sir Wm. Carnaby shall be disabled to
sit any longer a Member of this ...., during this Parliament, for refusing to attend the Service of the House
upon Summons, and for raising Arms against the Parliament.
A Letter from Mr. Sandys, to the Lord General his
Excellence, of the 25th of this present August, desiring
the Militia for the County of Kent may be forthwith
put in Execution.
Not to publish King's Proclamations.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor be required not to
publish these Proclamations sent unto him; the One concerning the Setting up of the King's Standard; the other
concerning Recusants not resorting to the King's Army.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Tho. Dacres brings Answer from the Lords, That
they agree to the Deputy Lieutenants for Hertfordshire;
and to the Order for Captain Lee of Rochester; and to
the Ordinance to suppress Printing of false and scandalous Things; and the Ordinance for prohibiting the
Importation of Currans.
Letter to Lds. Justices.
Mr. Reynolds brings Answer; The Lords do agree
to the Letter to be sent from the Commissioners for
Ireland to the Lords Justices.
Lords to sit.
Sir Ro. Harley went up to the Lords to desire them
to sit awhile, in regard this House shall have Occasion to
come unto them very suddenly, upon Matters of great
Loan from the City.
Mr. Vassall carried up to Sir Tho. Dacres the Propositions to be made to the Citizens of London, concerning the Borrowing of Monies, to be by him delivered to
Soldiers pillaging Houses.
WHEREAS divers Soldiers have, in a tumultuous
and violent Manner, broken into divers of the King's
Subjects Houses, pillaged and ransacked them, under
Pretence and Colour that they are Papists Houses, or
the Houses of Persons disaffected; the Lords and
Commons taking the Premises into Consideration, do
Declare and Order, That whatsoever Soldier or Soldiers
shall, without the Command of the Captains of their
respective Companies, or the Officers of the Field, attempt upon, or break open, any House whatsoever, or
pillage or ransack any House, shall be pursued and
punished according to Law as a Felon: And the said
Lords and Commons do require all Officers of the Armies
to employ their best Endeavours for the Bringing of any
such Soldiers that shall commit any of the Insolences
aforesaid, to condign Punishment; that they may be
severely and effectually proceeded against according to
Law. And the Lord General is desired, that this Order
may be duly published in the Army, in the Head of
each particular Company.
Resolved, That the Monies seized at the Lord Cottington's House at Hanworth, and the Iron Chest now in
Custody at Guildhall, be forthwith restored.
Declaration, &c. from Scotland.
A Message from the Lords by Dr. Aylett and Dr.
The Lords have commanded us to deliver to this
House this Declaration from the General Assembly of
Scotland; and this other, which is an Approbation of
the Secret Council of Scotland.
Sir H. Vane junior reports, That the Lord Maitland
told them, That th .. Fourscore Divines of theirs stayed
together at St. Andrewes, till they had received some
Answer from hence; and that they had pressed his
Majesty to an Answer; and that he had refused to give
it, 'till they had received the * * * *
Ordered, That this Business concerning the Declaration, and the Order of Approbation, received from the
Scotts, be taken into Consideration.
Loan from the City.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr.
The Lords do agree with this House in this Ordinance
concerning Propositions to be made to the City of London,
concerning the Borrowing of Monies, with the Addition
of One Clause.
The Addition was read; and, by Vote upon the
Question assented unto.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House doth agree * * * *
Arms, &c. at Camber Castle.
Ordered, That Mr. Morley do prepare an Order for
removing the Ordnance, Musquets, Powder, and other
warlike Ammunition, from the Castle of Camber, between Rye and Winchelsea, to the Town of Rye.
Loan from the City.
Mr. Vassall reports the Message from the Lords, That
the Lords will send an Answer, by Messengers of their
own, to the Propositions to be made to the Citizens,
touching the Loan of Monies.
Upon the humble Petition of the Parishioners of Pilton
in the County of Devon; It is Ordered, That Mr. Nathanael Giles, an orthodox Divine, shall be recommended by
this House, to be Lecturer to the said Parishioners, to
preach there every Lord's Day twice, and once every.
Wednesday: And the Parson or Curate of the said Parish,
and Churchwardens, are hereby required to permit him
the free Use of the Pulpit, to preach there accordingly.
Loan from the City.
IT is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons
in Parliament assembled, That for the more speedy and
effectual Provision of sufficient Treasure, to be employed in quenching this unnatural War, now kindled in
the Heart of this Kingdom, by Papists, Persons popishly
affected, Traitors, and Delinquents about his Majesty,
that the several Persons hereunder named, or any Three
or more of them, do forthwith summon all the Inhabitants, as well Freemen, as other Resiants within the
Ward of * in the City of London, which they, or any
Three or more of them, shall think fit, shall be summoned; and do likewise repair unto the several Houses,
and Places of Abode, of all the Inhabitants, as well
Freemen, as other Resiants within the said Ward, which
they, or any Three or more of them, shall think fit to
be repaired unto; and in the Name of both Houses of
Parliament, do give hearty Thanks to so many of them
(whether summoned, or repaired unto), as have already
contributed, by way of Loan or Gift, any Money, Plate,
Horse, or Arms, according to the Propositions of both
Houses of Parliament, heretofore published in that
Behalf; assuring all and every of them, that the said
Houses are very sensible of their Alacrity and Duty
therein; and do resolve to be as careful of their Safety
and Welfare as of their own; and to live and die with
them in this Cause: And likewise, that the said Persons
hereunder named, or any Three or more of them, do
acquaint not only those, but especially the rest of the
said Inhabitants, who have not yet contributed, with the
Necessity of Subscriptions for Plate and Money, still
pressing; and accordingly desire and stir up them, and
every of them, to underwrite in a Book provided for that
Purpose (and wherein their Names shall be registered,
whether they underwrite or no) such Sums of Money
and Plate, as may testify their real and full Performance
of their late Protestation, and sacred Vow, to Almighty
God, and of their Readiness to join with us, the and
Commons; who are resolved to pursue this Work with
their Lives, Persons, and Estates, for their Preservation,
as well as for our own. And, because the Success of this
necessary Design depends much upon the speedy Dispatch
thereof; it is therefore further desired, That all such
Persons as shall hereupon subscribe as aforesaid, be desired, by the Parties employed to take the Subscriptions,
instantly to bring in One third Part of the said Money
and Plate subscribed by each of them respectively, to the
Treasurers for Money formerly appointed in the Guildhall, London; who shall thereupon give Receipts for the
same, in Manner and Form already ordered and used:
And that the Second third Part of their said Subscriptions
be likewise brought in to the Persons and Place aforesaid,
at the End of One Month next after their Subscriptions;
and the last Payment at the End of the Second next after
their said Subscription: For all which both Houses of
Parliament do hereby engage the publick Faith of the
Kingdom, that they shall be repaid, with Eight per Cent.
Allowance for the same, according to the said former
Propositions. And, because the Lords and Commons
are very sensible of the good Affections of the City of
London, and their Service for the Publick; they have
directed the Lord General to levy Two Regiments of
Foot, and Four Troops of Horse, under the Command
of Serjeant Major General Scippon, for the Safety of the
said City: Which Two Regiments and Four Troops,
and the said Serjeant Major Scippon, shall be paid out
of such Subscriptions as shall be made by the said City.
Ship laden with Bullion, &c.
WHEREAS the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, are informed, That a Ship called
The Cleare, of London, is lately arrived in the Port of
Hampton (whereof Mr. Benedict Stafford is Master)
from the West Indies, laden with Silver, and other Commodities of Value; which the said Master hath brought
thither, without Consent of the Owners of the Silver, and
other Goods; whereof Part or all is already landed,
and carried to the House of Mr. Legay, Merchant,
Owner of the same Ship; It is this Day Ordered, by the
Lords and Commons, That the Committee and Deputy
Lieutenants of the County of Southampton, shall forthwith, upon the Receipt hereof, send Two of their own
Company to Southampton; and there, with the Assistance
of Mr. Gallop and Mr. Exton, Burgesses serving in Parliament for that Town, shall call before them the said
Mr. Legay, Benedict Stafford, and such others as shall
be best able to inform them of the Truth of the Premises,
and of the Value of the Bullion or Coin, and the Quantity and Quality of other Ladings; and to take the Bullion
or Coin into their own Custody, to be brought up to
London, with a sufficient Guard, that so it may be kept
to the Use of the true Owners, to be restored as soon as
the Parliament shall be informed to whom the same doth
belong; it appertaining to the Honour and Justice of this
High Court, to see that Right be done; and that no
Subjects of any foreign State be wronged by the Miscarriage of any of his Majesty's Subjects in this Kingdom.
Touching the other Goods, It is Ordered, That the
Committee shall certify their Opinion what is best to be
done with the same Goods, that a true Account may be
made of them to all Parties which shall be justly interessed
therein: Willing and Requiring the Mayors, and Sheriff
or Sheriffs of the said Town of Southampton, and the
County of the said Town, as likewise the Sheriff of the
County of Southampton, with the Power of their several
Counties, and of the said Town, and Justices of Peace,
and Deputy Lieutenants of the said Counties, and Town,
and all other his Majesty's loving Subjects, to be aiding
and assisting thereunto: And, for their so doing, this
shall be their sufficient Warrant.
WHEREAS there have been of late great Disorders
and Abuses by irregular Printing, to the great Scandal of
Religion and Government; and a Bill is in Preparation
for the Redress of those Mischiefs; which, by reason of
the present Distractions, cannot be so speedily perfected
and passed as is desired; It is Ordered, by the Lords
and Commons in Parliament, That no Person or Persons
shall print, publish, or utter any Book or Pamphlet, false,
or scandalous to the Proceedings of the Houses of
Parliament, or either ... nor shall print, utter, or publish, with the Name of the Clerk of either House of Parliament set thereunto, or with any Expression, Pretence
of Order from both or either of the said Houses, without
special Order from both or either of the said Houses, without
special Order from the said Houses, or either of them,
or the Committees of them, or either of them, concerning
Printing; and the same to be entered in the Register
Book of the said Company, according to the ancient
Custom: And the Master and Wardens of the Company
of Stationers, London, and the Usher-of the Black Rod,
and Serjeant of the Commons House of Parliament, and
their Deputies, are hereby authorized and required to
make diligent Search, from time to time, for all such
Books and Pamphlets to be hereafter printed, and the
same to seize and take, together with the Presses, and
other Printing Materials wherewith the same shall be
printed, and carry them to the Common Hall of the said
Company; there to remain, till either House of Parliament shall otherwise dispose thereof: And all his Majesty's Officers shall, upon Request, aid and assist to
apprehend Offenders in the Premises, and to bring them
before the Lords or Commons House of Parliament, or
the Committees appointed for Printing; upon whose
Report of the Fact, such Course shall be taken with the
said Offenders as shall be just: And, for that Purpose,
the said Committee are to sit at such Times and Places
as they shall think fit.