Die Lunæ, 3 Octobris, 1642.
Relief of Colerane.
ORDERED, That the Monies collected in the
Parishes of London, and the Suburbs, at the Three
next Fasts, allotted for the Relief of Colerane, be paid
unto Michael Beresford and Griffin Haward, Agents of
the said Town of Colerane, or either of them: And that
the said Michael Beresford and Griffin Haward do give
an Account to the Committee for Irish Affairs, what
Monies they receive by virtue of the said Order.
Ordered, That the Committee for Contributions do
meet this Afternoon: And that they consider of the
Petition presented to this House, concerning the many
distressed poor Protestants; and report to the House
what they think ... to be done upon it; and upon all
other Petitions of the like Nature.
Victory in Ireland.
A Letter from Colonel Charles Vavasor, of the 13th
of September, relating the great Victory obtained by the
Lord Inchequin: And
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee
for Irish Affairs: And that the particular Desires of
Colonel Vavasor be referred to the said Committee.
A Letter from Sir Edw. Hungerford, concerning the
Taking of Mr. James Goodwyn, was read: And
It is Ordered, That he be forthwith committed
Prisoner to the Gatehouse, there to remain during the
Pleasure of the House.
Wapping &c. Petition.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of the Constables
and Headboroughs of the Hamlets of Wapping and EastSmythfield, in the County of Middlesex, be referred to
the Committee of Stepney for the whole Business: Who
are appointed to sit on Friday next in the Afternoon;
and to receive all Informations concerning that Place.
Affairs in Cornewall.
A Letter from Mr. Alexander Carew of the 5th of
September, and from one Mr. Willcocks of the 29th of
September, concerning the Coming of Sir Ralph Hopton,
and the rest of the Sommersett Cavaliers, to Bodmyn, in
Cornewall, were this Day read; and delivered to
Mr. Waddon, to be delivered to the Committee for the
Safety of the Kingdom.
Ordered, That a Conference be desired with the Lords,
concerning an Order made in their House of the Twentyseventh of September, for Disposing of the Monies to
be collected at the next Fast in the City of Westminster,
and Suburbs of London, to Twenty distressed Ministers:
and that no Monies appointed to be paid by virtue of
this Order, be issued out, until the Conference be had,
and farther Order taken therein.
Affairs at Worcester.
A Letter from the Lord General, from Worcester, to
Mr. Pym, of the 29th of September, concerning the Business at Worcester, and concerning some Insolencies and
Pillagings committed, though restrained as much as may
be, and severely punished, by the Lord General's Directions; was this Day read.
Letters from Ld. General.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr.
The Lords desire a Conference, by a Committee of
both Houses, presently, in the painted Chamber, if it
may stand with the Conveniency of this House; to communicate some Letters they have received from the Lord
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and will
give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Mr. Pym reports, That the Earl of Warwick's Vice
Admiral, whom he had sent with Five Ships to reduce
the Bonaventure and the Swallow, had summoned them;
and, upon the Summons, that they yielded themselves;
and that they were Masters, and had in their Possession
both the Ships, and the Provisions and Equipage, only
Captain Stradling had quitted his Ship, and was escaped.
King's Answer to Petition, &c.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Solicitor, Sir H. Vane junior,
are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Mr. Pym presents from the Conference with the Lords,
a Letter from the Lord General, concerning his Sending
to his Majesty concerning the presenting the Petition
from both Houses: His Majesty's Answer, returned by
the Earl of Dorsett's Letter: And the Copy of my Lord
General's Letter to the Earl of Dorsett; to acquaint his
Majesty with the Petition he had from both Houses to
present unto his Majesty. The which were all read.
The Lords did observe, that One Clause in his
Majesty's Answer, viz. "That his Ears should never be
shut against the Petitions from both Houses of Parliament, so it be brought by none of those he hath by
Name accused of High Treason," is very full of Ambiguity, and of Exception and Restraint dishonourable to
the Parliament, and very worthy of Consideration.
The House fell into Debate of the Business: And,
after some Debate;
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That it doth not
stand with the Honour and Privilege of Parliament, that
a Petition from both Houses should be delivered to his
Majesty with any such Restraint or Exception, mentioned in the Earl of Dorsett's Letter.
Resolved, That the Lord General shall signify unto
his Majesty, by such Means as he shall think fit, the
Resolution of both Houses concerning the Delivery of
Message to Lords.
Mr. Ro. Goodwyn went up to the Lords, to desire them
to sit awhile.
He likewise carried up the Vote concerning Mr. Man
of Canterbury, to be a Deputy Lieutenant for Kent: The
Order for Powder to be sent into Ireland: The Order
concerning Captain Badnage: The Order concerning the
Guards to attend the Parliament.
Ld. General's Instructions, &c.
That the Lord General shall be desired to proceed
according to his former Instructions, in such Manner as
in his own Judgment he shall think fittest, and most
advantageous for the Service.
Resolved, That it shall be referred to the Committee
for the Safety of the Kingdom, to send the Resolutions to
the Lord General: And that the Lord General shall have
Thanks returned, for his great Care and Pains taken in
this Service, and all other Services of the Commonwealth.
Sir Ro. Harley went up to the Lords, to desire a free
Conference, concerning the Matter of the last Conference.
Ld. General's Instructions, &c.
Resolved, That Serjeant Wilde and Mr. Nash shall be
sent down into Worcestershire, to attend the Lord General
for his Directions: And are likewise to carry with them
the Instructions, and the Propositions, to put them in
Execution, as they shall see Occasion.
Resolved, That Sir Ro. Harley.... shall be sent down
into the Country, to attend the Lord General for his
Directions: And are likewise to carry with them the
Instructions, and the Propositions; and to put them in
Execution, as they shall see Cause.
Resolved, That Sir Jo. Corbett and Mr. Rich. Moore
shall be sent down into the Country, to attend the Lord
General for his Directions: And are likewise to carry
with them the Instructions, and the Propositions; and to
put them in Execution, as they shall see Occasion.
Sir Ro. Harley brings Answer, That the Lords will
give a present Meeting, at a free Conference, as is
Mr. Pym is appointed to manage this Conference.
Mr. Ro. Goodwyn brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to all the Orders carried up by him; and to sit
House to sit.
Ordered, That this House shall sit this Afternoon at
Four of Clock.
Lords desired to sit.
Sir Ro. Harley is appointed to go to the Lords, to
acquaint their Lordships, that this House intends to sit
this Afternoon, at Four of Clock; and to desire their
Lordships to do the like.
Payment for Printing.
Mr. Wheeler reports the Account of Usbands and
Franck, Printers, for several Parcels which they have
printed by Orders of the House: And there appears to
be due unto them, upon the Foot of their Account, Three
hundred and Thirty-five Pounds Seventeen Shillings and
Which the House doth allow; and doth Order, That
they shall receive, towards their Satisfaction, Two hundred and Eighty Pounds Nine Shillings and Two Pence,
formerly reported by Mr. Wheeler to be due from the
Treasurers of the Three Subsidies, and Three Fifteens,
granted 21° Jac. [a]: And that it be referred to Mr,
Wheeler to consider how the Residue due unto them,
with convenient Speed, may be paid.
Letter in behalf of Nanfan.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde presented a Letter to the House
on the Behalf of Mr. Jo. Nanfan, a Commissioner of
Array in the County of Worcester: And the farther Consideration of the Person, and the Letter is respited, until
Mr. Serjeant Wilde do farther certify the House of the
good Affections of the said Mr. Nanfan to the Commonwealth.
Lords to sit.
Sir Ro. Harley brings Answer, That the Lords will
sit at Four of Clock, as is desired.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords by Dr. Aylett and Dr.
The Lords desire, with all Conveniency, an Answer
to the late Conference which they had touching his
Majesty's Speech and Protestation in the Head of the
They do likewise agree to the Instructions concerning
Affairs in Yorkeshire.
A Letter from the Lord Fairefax, and other the Deputy Lieutenants of that County; and the Articles of the
Pacification, concluded at Leedes, the 29th of September,
1642; and a Letter from * * to Mr. Hotham at Doncaster; and Mr. Rushworth's Letter from Doncaster, of the
primo Octobris; and a Letter from Mr. Hotham and Sir
Edw. Rodes of the 1st of October, desiring to be informed
what shall be done upon the Articles of Pacification; and
desiring some Instructions to be sent unto them.
That it be referred to the Committee for the Safety of
the Kingdom, to consider what is fit to be returned in
Answer to the Letters from Yorkeshire, and the Articles
of Pacification, upon the whole Matter of them; and to
present it to the House at Four of Clock.
Thanks to Holland.
Ordered, That Mr. Pym shall return to Mr. Strickland,
in Holland, a Duplicate of the last Thanks returned from
both Houses to the States of Holland.
Ordered, That the Mayor of Colchester do take into his
Custody the Arms seized at the Countess Rivers' House,
and now laid up in Mr. Grimston's; and take Order,
that they be safely laid up.
It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That such Persons as will advance Horses and
Arms, towards the Furnishing of the Thousand Dragooners, mentioned in an Order of both Houses of Parliament, made the 29th of September last, shall have the
publick Faith for their Security for the Prices thereof;
with such other Recompence as the Subscribers of the
Sixteen thousand Pounds, mentioned in the same Order,
are to have: And that Mr. Maximilian Beard, and others
already appointed for buying Horses for the said Thousand Dragooners, or any Three of them, shall be Persons
appointed for the Valuing and Prizing of the said Horses
and Arms, so to be advanced: And the Horses are to be
brought to Moorefeilds, there to be viewed and prized.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament
assembled, That the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex
be hereby required to send One Company of the Trained
Bands of the City of London and Middlesex, to attend
both Houses of Parliament every Day, under the Conduct and Command of Serjeant Major General Skippon;
and so to continue, till the said Houses shall take farther
* therein: And hereof they may not fail.
Affairs in Lancashire.
DIVERS Letters from Cheshire and Lancashire, of
the Siege of Manchester by the Lord Strange, were this
Day read: And
It is Ordered, That these Letters, and the State of the
Business of Lancashire, be referred to the Committee of
the Safety of the Kingdom: And that Captain Ven do recommend this Business of Lancashire to the Committee
at London, to desire them to expedite their Levies of
Ordered, That the Deputy Lieutenants of the County
of Lancaster shall take Care that the Prisoners taken at
Manchester, and thereabouts, be either Committed to
Prison, or sent up to the Parliament, as they shall think
Ordered, That in the Order for Plundering, of the
of September, "Parks" shall be included.
Yorke Committee, &c.
Resolved, That Mr. Hotham and Sir Edw. Rodes, and
other the Committees for Raising of Money, Plate, and
Horse, for the Defence of the King and Kingdom, in
the County of Yorke, or any Two of them, and such as
they shall nominate, shall be Commissioners for the Advancing and Raising of Monies, Horse, and Plate, upon
the Propositions; and shall have Power to appoint Commissaries to value the Horse, and Treasurers to receive
the Monies and Plate.
Resolved, That Mr. Hotham and Sir Edw. Rodes, &c.
shall have the like Instructions as other Counties; with
this Addition, that they shall have Power to seize * apprehend all Delinquents so voted by the Parliament; and
all such others, as Delinquents, as have or shall shew
themselves opposite and disobedient to the Orders and
Proceedings of *
That the Fourth Article of the Lord General's Instructions shall be extracted, and sent to Mr. Hotham,
&c. with Power to them to publish it.
Collector of Money.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Norton Knatchbull, Sir Edw. Partheriche, and Mr. *, to prepare an
Order for the Discharge of James Penfold, High Collector of the Lath of Shepway in Kent, for the Payment
of Six hundred Pounds, paid upon Order of the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom; being Part of
the Money raised in that Lath, upon the first Payment
of the Forty thousand Pounds Bill.
Affairs in Sommersett.
Ordered, That To-morrow Morning Sir Walth. Erle
do make Report of the Passages in Sommersettshire.