Die Sabbati, 12 Novembris, 1642.
MR. Rous, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Prideaux, Mr.
Marten, Mr. Green, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Millington, Mr. Hoyle, Mr. Waller, Sir H. Mildmay, Mr.
Rigby, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Jo. Moore, Sir Jo. Evelyn,
Sir H. Vane;
This Committee is forthwith to treat with a Committee
of the City, concerning the Propositions delivered from
divers of the Citizens, in a Petition to this House, the last
Night, and are to withdraw upon it presently.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Bellamy, the
Proctor, be forthwith discharged: And that the Constable that has him in Custody be dismissed.
Person sent for, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Dr. Duck shall
be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent: And that the
Captains that lie near Cheswick be required to search
his House at Cheswick for Arms, Horse, Money, and
Plate; and to seize them for the Service of the Commonwealth: And, if they can light upon him, to send
him up, as a Delinquent, to this House.
Persons to be brought up in Custody.
Ordered, That Sir Gerard Napier, Mr. Fanshaw, Mr.
Walker, Mr. Snow, Mr. Bisse, Sir Tho. Hele, Sir James
Thinne, Mr. Rich. Kinge, Mr. Davies, Mr. Whittacre,
Mr. Tho. Coke, Mr. Catlyn, Mr. Piers Edgcombe, Mr.
Joseph Jane, Sir Tho. Payton, Sir Norton Knatchbull,
Dr. Parry, Mr. Allestree, Mr. Hartnall, Mr. Mannaton,
Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Polewheele, Mr. Pleddall, Serjeant
Evers, Mr. Tomkins, Mr. Rich. Vivian, Mr. Stanhope,
Mr. Chadwell, be forthwith summoned by the Serjeant's
Man, and brought up in safe Custody, at their own
Charges: And that likewise they bear the Charges of
those Messengers that are sent for them; and pay them
for their Pains.
Negociations with the King.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whitfield and
The Lords have received an Answer from his Majesty
to the Petition presented from both Houses unto him;
and do desire a Conference presently, in the Painted
Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this
House, by Committees of both Houses, concerning the
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the
House has considered their Lordships Message; and
will give a present Meeting, as is *.
Mr. Pierrepointe, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Glyn, Mr.
Solicitor, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Mr. Pym reported the Conference:
The Earl of Northumberland said, He was to give an
Account * * * *.
He had a Purpose to have sent his Answer by Messengers of his own; but considering of what Importance
it was to hasten this Business.....
The Answer was read.
The Lords did conceive it very necessary to send a
Letter to know what his Majesty's Intention is, concerning the Carriage of the Armies: And sent down the
Draught of a Letter.
The which was read; and, after some Debate, with
some Amendments, by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent by the Speaker of
the House of Peers; and sent up by Mr. Pym.
Mr. Pym reports, That the Lords do agree unto all
the Alterations; and have given Order for transcribing
it and sending it presently away.
House to sit.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Riche
and Mr. Page;
The Lords have resolved to sit this Afternoon at Three
of Clock; and would desire that this House would do
the like, if it may stand with their Conveniency.
Ordered, That this House do meet this Afternoon, at
Three of Clock.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has resolved to sit this Afternoon, at Three of
Clock, as is desired.
Warrants declared illegal.
The House was informed of Warrants directed to the
High Constables of the Hundred of Elthorne, in the
County of Middlesex, for Bringing in of Carts, and all
sorts of Provision of Victual: The which were read;
and, by Vote upon the Question, declared to be illegal.
Ordered, That the Lord General be acquainted with
these Warrants; and with the Illegality of them; and
desired That he would be pleased to take some speedy
Course to free the good Subjects from these and the
Mr. Glyn, Sir Arth. Hasilrige, Sir Jo. Francklyn, Mr.
Fienis, Sir Gilbert Gerard, are appointed to move the
Lord General herein.
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Westminster Train Bands, &c.
SIR Robert Pye and Mr. Wheeler are appointed
to see the Train Bands, and the Soldiers in the Works
about Westminster, to be well furnished with Powder,
Match, and Bullet, proportionable; and to give Order,
and encourage the Trained Bands to go into the Works.
City Forces, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Militia in London
do give Order to some of the Captains of the City, to
draw forth their Forces into the Suburbs of the City, and
into the City of Westminster, and the Suburbs thereof;
and to beat up their Drums for Volunteers; and to arm
those Volunteers with the Arms of such of the Train
Bands as shall not voluntarily go into the Trenches, to
guard and defend the Cities and Suburbs.
Ordered, That these Eight Delinquents, brought out
of Kent by some Officers of Dover Castle, be committed
to the Serjeant's Custody; to dispose of to convenient
Prisons: And that the Officers, that brought them up,
be discharged and dismissed.
The House gives Consent, that the Guards that wait
here, may, according to the Directions of the Committee
for the Defence of the Kingdom, go into the Works,
about Hide Parke, for the Defence of those Trenches.
Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Boteler and Mr. Walter
Biggs, of St. Giles in the Fields, be required, and hereby
authorized to see the Train Band of those parts forthwith put into a posture of Defence, and drawn forth.
Defence of Lancaster.
Ordered, That the Letter of the Seventh of November,
and the Desires of the well-affected People in the County
of Lancaster, for the Defence of That County, be referred to the Committee for Examinations; to consider
how their Desires may be satisfied, with the best Speed
as may be: And that Sir Wm. Strickland and Mr.
Holland do take the Accounts of the Monies disbursed,
for the Raising of a Thousand Dragooners, for the Safety
of That County.
Recusants Petition to the King, &c.
And it is farther Ordered, That the Petition of the
Recusants of That County to his Majesty, and his
Majesty's Answer thereunto, be forthwith printed.
Satisfaction to Bulstrode.
Mr. Whitlock and Mr. Constantine are appointed to
prepare an Order for Satisfying of Mr. Bulstrode of
Bucks, out of the Estate of that Merchant by whose
Procurement his House was plundered; and to bring it
in on Monday Morning.
Ordered, That Sir Sam. Luke be required, and hereby
authorized to seize the Horses of Sir Lewis Dive, Sir
Wm. Boteler, and the Lord Capell; and to employ them
for the Service of the Commonwealth.
Sir H. Mildmay, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Spurstoe, are appointed
to go to the Lord Mayor, and the Committee for the
Militia in London, to desire them, according to the
Desires of the Lord General, to send all the Forces of
Horse and Foot they can spare, with all Speed, to my
Reward to Messenger.
Ordered, That Mr. Holland do give unto Wm. Dunn,
the Messenger that first brought the Information of the
King's Forces setting upon the Parliament Forces at
Brentford, Five Pounds, out of the Monies remaining
in his Hands for maimed Soldiers: And that he be
repaid by Sir Gilbert Gerard.
Examining a Prisoner.
Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Rolle, Mr. Wheeler, are appointed
to go out; to examine the Prisoner that is taken of the
Sir Tho. Dacres is appointed to go with Captain
Fuller to the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom;
to know how they will dispose of him, and of a Company of Volunteers he hath ready at the Service of the
Seizing Horses, &c.
Ordered, That Captain Brookes, Captain of the Hulk
that lies over-against Lambeth, be required, and hereby
authorized, to stop and seize all Horses that pass the
Ferry: And likewise to stop, search, and seize all Boats
laden with Ammunition, or warlike Provisions.
House to meet.
Ordered, That the House do meet To-morrow at
Eight of Clock.
Army Affairs, &c.
Sir John Bampfield, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Squire Bence,
are appointed to go to the Lord Mayor, and the Committee for the Militia; and to take with them the Servant of the Earl of Salisbury, to give them a true
Information of what has passed at Brentford; and to
desire them forthwith to send away Provisions of Bread,
Cheese, and Beer, and Men, and Munition, to the Army;
and likewise Surgeons, and other Necessaries; and likewise to send away the Boats, with Mariners, and Pieces
of Ordnance: And that the Care of sending away these
Boats with Mariners, and be especially recommended
to Mr. Squire Bence.
Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lord General;
to desire him, that he proceed according to his best Advantages, notwithstanding the Letter sent to his Majesty, by
Sir Peter Killigrew, or any Proceedings thereon; in regard the other Side has begun to commit Acts of Hostility, since that Letter was agreed upon: And that a Copy
of this Order be sent by One of the Serjeant's Men: And
that it be referred to the Committee for the Safety of the
Kingdom, to send another Copy of this Order.
Mr. Strode informs the House, from the Lord General,
how strong my Lord General is; and what Course he has
taken to assemble all his Forces together: And that he
dees not intend to be amused by Treaties; but seeing
they have begun the Acts of Hostility, to pursue, and
see what they will do.
The House commanded Mr. Strode to present their
Thanks, and Acknowledgment, to his Excellency, for
his great Care and Industry: And that they do, with all
Alacrity, approve of his chearful Resolution to proceed;
and will not be wanting in any thing they can do.
Examination of Rigg.
Mr. Wheeler reports the Examination of Thomas Rigg,
Servant to one Mr. Harbred, living near Selbey in the
County of Yorke:.
He saith, That he hath served in the King's Service ever since the March from Shrowsburie; when he
came first to the Service of Mr. Harbred. He saith,
He never served either on Foot or Horseback, but as
Groom unto his Master, who is a Horse-man in Prince
Charles his Troop: That the Examinant was sent out
last night, as a Scout, on Hounslow-heath, to discover
towards Branford. That he was taken Prisoner this
Morning in his Bed, by some of the Troop of Captain
Ordered, That Thomas Rigg be committed Prisoner
to the Gatehouse; there to remain during the Pleasure
of the House: And that the Soldiers that took him, and
brought him up, have Ten Shillings given them by Mr.
Holland, out of the Monies remaining in his Hands for
the maimed Soldiers.