Die Veneris, 29 Julii, 1642.
ORDERED, That the humble Petition of Sir Wm.
Hamilton Knight, this Day read, be referred to the
Consideration of the Commissioners of the Affairs for
Mercer's, &c. Petition.
The humble Petition of Daniel Mercer, and Jeremiah
Baynes of St. Olave's in Southwarke, was this Day read;
concerning some Proceedings that are like to be had against
them at the next Assizes in Southwarke, upon false
Subornation of Witnesses, as the Petitioner pretends,
out of Envy, as the Petitions suggest, for good Service
he did to this House, in pulling down from off the Maypole a Proclamation concerning the Commission of
Array; and, by Vote upon the Question, nothing done
Trial of Ld. Mayor.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Rob. Riche and
The Lords command us to let you know, that now
they are ready to proceed against the Lord Mayor, if
this House be ready to send up any of their *
Commrs of Array.
Ordered, That the Lords be moved to nominate some
of their House to join with a Committee of this House,
to examine the Proceedings of the Commissioners nominated in the Commission of Array, and their Adherents:
And that such Witnesses as shall be produced upon all
Occasions may be examined upon Oath.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Tho. Fairfax, of
Donoghmore in the County of Donegall, Esquire, be referred to the Committee for Contributions, for his Relief,
notwithstanding any former Order of Restraint.
Lord Lieutenant, &c.
Resolved, That this House doth nominate and approve
the Earl of Pembroke to be Lieutenant of the Counties of
Brecon, Monmouth, and Glamorgan; and that the Lords
Concurrence be desired herein: And that the Lords be
desired to direct the Earl of Pembroke to grant forth his
Deputations forthwith for all these Counties.
Sir Wm. Lewes is to go up to the Lords with this
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same *
The House has considered their Lordships Message;
and has given Directions to some of their Members to
attend there presently.
Ordered, That, on Tuesday next, at Eight of Clock
peremptorily, the Report concerning the Letter Office be
made by Mr. Weston: And that Mr. Prideaux be here
present then; and make Report of that which belongs
unto him to report concerning that Business, at the same
Advance to Meldron.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Defence of the Kingdom, to take Order for advancing
some of Sir Jo. Meldron's Entertainment unto him.
Stay of Wines, &c.
Ordered, That what Wines, or other Provisions, Sir
Jo. Hotham hath already stayed, and are not yet delivered upon the Order of the 21th of July, and what he
shall hereafter seize, he shall detain the same, until, upon
Information to this House, he shall from hence receive
farther Order for the Delivery of them.
Offenders at Hull.
Ordered, That such Persons under Sir Jo. Hotham's
Command at Hull, as shall offend against any Law, shall
be punished according to the Law; but, for such Offenders
as offend against the Safety of the Town, and Peace of
the Army, as Mutinies, and such like, Sir Jo. Hotham
shall commit them to Prison; there to remain, till upon
Information to this House, farther Course may be taken.
For the Re-victualling of the Ships at Hull, there is
Order already taken; for Re-victualling all the Merchant
Ships at Sea in the Service of the Commonwealth, for
Two Months long ...
Persons plundered by King's Army.
This House doth Declare, that such Persons as are in
the Service of the Parliament, and shall sustain any Loss
or Prejudice by the Soldiers of the King's Army, by
having their Houses plundered, or their Goods taken
away, the Parliament will take Care, that Reparation
and Satisfaction shall be made unto them.
By Vote upon the Question assented unto.
Ordered, That Sir Philip Stapleton do write a Letter to
Sir Jo. Hotham, and send him, inclosed, the Propositions
from the Merchants of the City of Yorke, concerning
having Liberty to export the native Commodities of this
Kingdom; and that he express the Inclination of this
House to comply with the Desires....
Scotch Army Pay.
Ordered, That the Committee of Adventurers do peremptorily To-morrow give Answer whether they will
furnish the Month's Pay to the Scotts Army according as
they have been required by former Orders.
Raising an Army, &c.
Memorandum, That the Time when this House first
voted the Raising of an Army, be printed; together
with the Informations concerning Plundering.
Forces for Munster.
Ordered, That the Lord Wharton, Colonel General of
the Forces designed for Munster, be desired forthwith to
grant out his Commissions to the Officers for the Raising
of those Forces: And that Sir Ph. Stapleton do * * * *
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Wheeler has leave to go into the Country for Ten
Bringing in Money, &c.
An Order for Gentlemen to be assisting to the Deputy
Lieutenants in the County of Hunt' for the Advancing the
Propositions for Bringing in of Money, Plate, and Horse,
was this Day read; and, by Vote assented unto; and
ordered to be carried up to the Lords.
Resolved, upon * *, That this House doth approve of Mr. Alexander Pym to be Deputy Lieutenant
of the County of Somersett; Mr. Humphry Nicolls to
be Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Cornewall; Mr.
H. Herbert to be Deputy Lieutenant of the County of
Monmouth: And that the Lords Concurrence be desired
Ordered, That the Aldermen, and their Deputies, of
the several Wards, be required, that a strict and double
Watch be kept in their several Wards: And that the
Watch be set early; at Nine of Clock at farthest; and
that they continue till Five of Clock.
Artillery for Ireland.
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Care of the
Masters and Wardens of the Companies of Carpenters
and Wheelwrights, to take some Course for speeding the
Making of Provisions of Wheelbarrows and Carriages
for the Train of Artillery for Ireland.
Proceedings against Mayor of Salisbury, &c.
Sir Jo. Evelyn reports from the Committee appointed
to examine the Business of the Mayor of Salisbury's publishing Proclamation against the Ordinance of the Militia,
and other Proclamations for the Commission of Array,
against Contributions, after he had been made acquainted
with an Order of this House to the Contrary; and after
he had warned the Justices of the Peace of that Town to
come unto him, and had advised with them, and that Two
of them had advised him to the contrary: That before
he published any Proclamation, he asked the Recorder
what was to be done, in Case the King commanded
one thing, and the Parliament another. He answered,
Follow your Oath.
That one Whately said, the Parliament were all Rebels;
that Mr. Dove committed him thereupon; and sent up to
Serjeant Hide, being then in London, to acquaint him what
was said, and what he had done thereupon; and to have
his Advice what was farther to be done; and to move
the House in it.
He returned Answer, He could find no fit Time to
move the House: That he would take Order when he
came down: And accordingly, upon his Return, did
give Order to bail him.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Serjeant Hide, a
Member of this House, be injoined to give his personal
Attendance upon the Service of this House, upon Tuesday next.
The Mayor of Salisbury was called in: And Mr.
Speaker acquainted him with the Substance of the
Complaint against him, according to the Report of the
Committee. He did confess the whole Matter of the
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Tho. Lawes,
Mayor of Sarum, shall be forthwith committed Prisoner
to the Gatehouse there to remain during the Pleasure of
The Mayor was called in; and, kneeling at the Bar,
Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, pronounced
Sentence against him accordingly.
Proceedings against Mayors of St. Albans, &c.
Sir Jo. Evelyn likewise reported that the Mayors of
St. Albans and Herts, were guilty of the like Offences,
for publishing his Majesty's Proclamation, contrary to
the Orders of this House, though they were acquainted
with the said Orders, much to the Prejudice of the Service
of the Parliament.
Mr. Wm. Newe, Mayor of St. Albanes, was called in:
And Mr. Speaker did acquaint him with the Complaint:
He did confess that he knew that there was an Ordinance
of the Militia; and that he had received an Order not to
publish any Proclamation contrary unto it. He confessed
he published the Proclamation against the Levies and
Contributions, upon the same Day the Country came in to
bring in their Money, Horse, and Plate: He said, he
knew nothing That to be the Day; but was moved to
publish it out of Tenderness to his Oath.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Mayor of St.
Albanes shall be forthwith committed Prisoner to the
Fleete, there to remain during the Pleasure of the House.
Mr. Andrew Palmer, the Mayor of Herts, was called
..., being complained of for the same Offence as the other
Mayors. He did confess, he did cause divers Proclamations to be published, One against the Militia, One concerning the Commission of Array, but both before he received any Order to the contrary: That he proclaimed
only One Proclamation since he received any Order of Restraint, declaring his Majesty's Resolution of going in his
Royal Person to Hull, and the End and Grounds of it.
Resolved, upon * *, That Mr. Andrew Palmer,
Mayor of Herts, be forthwith committed Prisoner to the
King's Bench, there to remain during the Pleasure of the
The Mayor .. Herts was called in; and, kneeling at
the Bar, Mr. Speaker pronounced Sentence against him
Oath to be taken by Officers.
An Oath to be taken by the Officers of the Troops
now to be raised by Order of Parliament, under the Command of the Earl of Essex, was this Day presented to
the House; and ordered to be considered of farther