Die Jovis, 23 Decembris.
ORDERED, That Mr. Calamy, and Mr. Marshall,
shall be desired to print the Sermons they Yesterday
preached at St. Margarett's Westminster, at the Intreaty
of this House: And Sir Arth. Ingram, and Sir Tho.
Barrington, are desired to return them Thanks from
this House: And it is likewise.
Present to Preachers.
Ordered, That they shall have a Piece of Plate, of
Twenty Pounds apiece, given unto them: And Sir
Arth. Ingram, and Sir Tho. Barrington, are to think of
some convenient Course of raising the said Moneys.
Ordered, That the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses,
Barons of the Cinque-ports, that serve for the several
Counties, Cities, Boroughs, and Cinque-ports, shall
send Copies of the Order of both Houses, reciting
his Majesty's Royal Assent thereunto, for the Observing
a General Fast through the Kingdom on This-dayMonth, to the several Sheriffs; requiring them to deliver
them to the several Head Constables, and they to their
Petty Constables, that they more conveniently be dispersed: And this Order to be published in Print.
Grant to Yorkshire, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Order now
presented, concerning the Payment of Monies to the
Counties of Yorke, Lincolne, and Nottingham, &c. shall
be recommitted to the Knights and Burgesses of Yorkeshire, Lincolne, Nottinghamshire, Northumberland, and
Newcastle: And are to meet upon it To-morrow at Eight
of Clock, in the Star-chamber.
Ordered, That the Committee for the [Forest] of
Deane do make a Report to this House of the Case of
the Earl of Salisbury at the Time of making the Report
in the Case of Mr. Browne.
King's Answer to Petition.
A Letter from his Majesty, directed to Mr. Speaker;
and likewise his Majesty's Answer to the Petition from
this House unto his Majesty, the First of December;
were first read by Mr. Speaker; and then his Majesty's
Answer to the Petition was again read by the Clerk.
Resolved, upon the...., That his Majesty's Answer
to the Petition from this House, delivered unto his
Majesty the First of December, shall be referred to the
Committee, that prepared That Petition; to frame an
Answer unto it, and to present it to the House: And
are to meet this Afternoon, at Four of Clock, in the
Inner Court of Wards.
Persons to attend.
Ordered, That Mr. Robert Hewett, and Mr. Watson
the King's Surgeon, be forthwith summoned to attend
Ordered, That Sir Oliver Luke and Sir Roger Bourgoine, or either of them, shall require the High Sheriff
of Bedfordshire, and some of the Justices of Peace of
that County, to give him or them their best Assistance
for the Seizing and Apprehending of the Persons of such
Papists, as this House is informed, do assemble together
in an unusual Manner; and for the Seizing of their
Arms; and likewise for the Securing of the Magazine
of that County.
Ordered, That the Gentlemen that serve for the City,
and Mr. Tomkins, Mr. Martin, and Mr. Peard, shall inquire in what Hands the Tower of London now is:
And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers,
The Articles of Impeachment of Daniel Oneile Esquire,
by the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in
their own Name, and in the Name of all the Commons of
England, in Maintenance of their Accusation, whereby he
standeth charged with High Treason, were this Day...;
and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to
be delivered unto the Lords at a Conference.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Business concerning Captain Legg shall be referred to the Committee, that prepared the Charge against Mr. Oneile:
And they are to present their Opinion upon the whole
Matter to the House.
Ordered, That Captain Wm. Legg, now in the Custody
of the Serjeant at Arms, shall be-forthwith bailed.
Ordered, That a Conference shall' be desired with the
Lords, concerning the Impeachment of Daniel Oneil
Esquire; and Mr. Serjeant Wilde and Mr. Peard are to
manage this Conference: And Mr. Hotham is to go to
the Lords, to desire a Conference, to this Purpose.
Treaty with Scotland.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
undertake to pay the Five-and-twenty hundred Men
already entertained in Scotland, from the Eighth of this
instant December to the End of the Treaty, according to
the Pay allotted them in Scotland.
Sir John Evelyn is appointed to go to the [Lords, to]
desire a Conference concerning the Treaty with the Scots.
The Heads of the Conference.
To acquaint their Lordships with the Resolution of this
House, concerning the Payment of the Five-and-twenty
hundred Men in Scotland; and that this Charge is fallen
upon this House, by reason they have received no Answer
from their Lordships to the Scotts Propositions: And
therefore to dssire their Lordships to hasten an Answer
to them all; in regard they cannot proceed to the full
Conclusion of That Treaty, till they receive their Lordships Answer unto this Proposition, and the rest.
Mr. Fines and Mr. Hampden are appointed Managers
of this Conference.
London Apprentices Petition.
The humble Petition of the Apprentices, and others,
whose Times of Apprenticeship are lately expired, in
and about the City of London, was this Day read:
And the Parties, that preferred the Petition, were
called in: And Mr. Speaker told them, that this House
does approve of the Manner of their Delivery of the
Petition; and, for the Interruption complained of, they
will consider of it, when Proof shall be produced: They
will likewise consider of the Desires in their Petition,
when the great Affairs of this House shall permit.
That the Interruption complained of in this Petition,
preferred from the Apprentices, shall be preferred to the
Committee formerly appointed to consider of the Interruption complained of in preferring the Petition from
divers of the Citizens of London.
Books to be returned.
Whereas divers Books belonging to Baylioll College
were, by Order of the Committee appointed by this
House for the Universities, sent for up, and delivered
into the Custody of the said Committee; It is this Day
Ordered, That Sir Robert Harley, who has the Chair
at that Committee, shall deliver the said Books unto
Ordered, That the humble Petition of divers of the
Parishioners of St. Bennett, Gracechurch, in London,
now presented to the House against Mr. Quelch their
Minister, shall be referred to the Committee for scandalous Ministers.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. William Quelch
shall be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House.
Ordered, That the Lords may be moved, that the
Committee of this House for Examinations, may have
Liberty to examine Mr. Oneile, their Prisoner.
Examination of Watson.
Mr. Watson was called in: And, being asked whether
he had a House near Anthill in Bedfordshire; and when
he was there; and what Arms he had in his House:
He said, he confessed he had a House near Anthill:
That, for Arms, he had two Fowling-pieces, a Crossbow, and two Halbards; And that, for Training of Men,
or Confluence of People, to his, or Mr. Hewett's, he has
heard nothing, nor knows any thing, of training Men.
Ordered, That Mr. Watson be dismissed from any
The Tower, &c.
The humble Petition of divers Common Councilmen, and others, of the City of London, concerning the
Tower of London to be put into the Hands of Colonel
Lunsford, was this Day read:
And some of the Petitioners called in : And, being
asked what they knew of the Truth of this Petition,
they said, That Particular, concerning his being outlawed, they knew very well; the rest, by Information.
Sir Jo. Evelyn brings Answer, that [the Lords] will
give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Ordered, That this Petition, concerning Colonel
Lunsford; be resumed into farther Consideration, when
the Conference shall be ended.
Message to Lords.
To desire the Lords, that a Committee of this House
may have Liberty to send for Mr. Oneile, being their
Prisoner, upon Matters of Importance; and likewise to
desire them to sit awhile, in regard this House shall
have Occasion to come unto them.
Mr. Waller, brings this Answer from the Lords; That
the Lords have given Directions, that Daniel Oneal may
be examined by the Committee of this House; and that
they will sit a convenient Time.
The Tower &c.
Sir Ralph Hopton is to go to the Lords with this Message; To desire a Conference, by a Committee of both
Houses, concerning the Safety of the Kingdom, and
City of London.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Heads of this
Conference shall be,
1. To deliver the Petition received this Day from
divers Citizens of London, concerning their Apprehensions of Danger, if Colonel Lunceford be made Lieutenant of the Tower.
2. To present to the Lords Colonel Lunceford's desperate Carriage in the Case of Sir Thomas Pelham.
3. His desperate Carriage towards Captain Bullar,
when one Eye was put out; his Attempt to put out the
other Eye; of which, for a long time after, he lost the
4. That he is a Person outlawed.
5. That while he was in the King's Army, for Threequarters of a Year, he never came to the Church.
6. That the Tower of London is the great Magazine of
the Kingdom, and the Place where the Bullion of the
Kingdom is kept and coined; and, if a Person be there,
in whom they may not confide, it would put a Stop to
Trade: And lastly,
To acquaint the Lords, That his Majesty recommended Sir Jo. Conyers to the Parliament for some
Employment; and that, if in case Sir Wm. Belfore do
leave that Place of Lieutenant of the Tower, that their
Lordships will join with this House to move his Majesty
for the Placing Sir Jo. Conyers in that Employment, to
be Lieutenant of the Tower.
Sir Ralph Hopton brings Answer, that the Lords will
give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Mr. Hollis, Mr. Pym, Mr. Peard, Mr. Buller, Mr.
Vassalt, are appointed Managers of this Conference.
Leave of Absence.
Sir Walther Erle has Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That the Paymasters of Barwick and Carlell
shall begin their Accounts on the Tenth of November last
was Twelve-month: And the Auditors, that are appointed to take their Accounts, are hereby required to
receive their Accounts, as beginning on the Tenth of
November as aforesaid; and that they pass their Accounts
upon those Terms accordingly.
Loan from the City.
Ordered, That the Gentlemen that serve for the City,
shall acquaint the Lord Mayor, and Court of Aldermen,
that the Fifty thousand Pounds, promised by the City to
be lent for the Affairs of Ireland, is not yet all come in;
and that [the Lord] Mayor give notice thereof to the
several Wards; to the End, that such as are minded to
bring in their Monies, and lend them to this Service,
may bring them in: And, if more shall come in than the
Fifty thousand Pounds already secured, the House will
take care and order to secure them by the Bill of Four
hundred thousand Pounds.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde reports the Bill for a speedy Contribution to the Necessities of the Irish Protestants, that
are lately come out of Ireland, with the Amendments:
The which Amendments were twice read: And the Bill,
together with the Amendments, was, upon the Question,
ordered to be ingrossed.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Conference be
desired with the Lords, concerning the Bill for securing
the Persons of Recusants: And those Reasons, now
reported by Serjeant Wilde, shall be offered to the Lords
at that Conference, for the Passing of the said Bill: And
to desire the Lords at the same Conference, that the
Name of Ralph Euers, inserted in that Bill, may be
omitted in that Bill; in regard this House is well informed he is a Person conformable to the Church of
England, and receiveth the Sacrament.
The humble Petition of the reformado Officers of his
Majesty's late Army in the North, was this Day read.
The Question being put, for the Referring this Petition
to the Committee for Irish Affairs;
The Question passed with the Negative.
Petitions not to stop Proceedings at Law.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Tho. and Nich.
Bowater, and William Romney, shall have no Benefit of
the Order of the Eleventh of February to protect him
from Arrests, having a Petition depending in this House;
in regard there is an Order, since that Date, made in this
House, that no Bill or Petition depending here, shall
stop the Proceedings in any Court of Justice, without
special Order from this House.
Ordered, That Sir John Offley, of Isleworth, in the
County of Midd', shall pay the Rate of the Poll-money,
assessed upon him, double.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do grant his Warrant to
the Serjeant, for the Apprehending of all such Persons as
are suspected to have any Hand in the Rebellion in Ireland, or that have any Correspondency with them; and
also to search for Letters, and other Things, that may
conduce to the Discovery of any such thing: And likewise to have Power to grant forth his Warrant, for the
Apprehending of such particular Persons, as he shall be
informed to have any Hand or Correspondence in that