Die Martis, 5 Julii, 1642.
A LETTER from Sir Jo. Hotham, and the rest of
the Committee at Hull, giving Notice of a Ship
called The Providence.
Ordered, That this Proposition made by Mr. Spurstoe,
in the Behalf of some Citizens well affected to the Peace
...Safety of the Kingdom, who offer to furnish and set
forth a Hundred Horse, be referred to the Committee
for the Defence of the Kingdom.
Letters from the King.
There came inclosed in this Letter from the Committee
at Hull, a Pacquett of Letters, stiled, Mr. Ashburneham's
Pacquet; in which was inclosed Four several Letters supposed to come from his Majesty: The which were not
read; nor opened; but referred to the Committee.
That the Lords shall be acquainted, at a Conference,
with the Letters from Sir Jo. Hotham, which is to be read
at the Conference. And the Lords are likewise to be
acquainted with the Letters inclosed in Sir Jo. Hotham's
Letter: and that the Opinion of this House is, That
these Letters be referred to their Committee appointed
for the Defence of the Kingdom, and to be opened by
them: And to desire the Lords, if they shall think fit,
to do the like.
Sir Wm. Lewes is appointed to go to the Lords, to
desire a Conference concerning these Letters.
Affairs of Leicestershire, &c.
Mr. Selden, Mr. Glyn, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Reynolds,
Mr. Cage, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Lane, Sir Simonds D'Ewes,
Sir Arth. Haselrig, Mr. Bagshaw, are presently to withdraw, to consider of the Legality of the Discharge of
One Sheriff of Leicestershire, and making the other; and
likewise of the Proclaiming of the Earl of Stamford, and
others, Traitors; and to prepare some Declaration in
this Business; and of the Power of the Sheriff, in Seizing
of the Magazine of the County: And they are likewise to
consider of the Impeachment of the Lord Mayor.
Payment to Aiscoug.
Ordered, That the Hundred Pounds paid by Sir Edward
Aiscoug, among other Monies, to Sir Jo. Hotham at Hull,
and desired to be repaid in London, be forthwith paid accordingly: And that it be referred to Sir Ro. Pye and
Mr. Wheeler, to consider how it may be speedily paid.
Not to publish King's Proclamations, &c.
An Ordinance to restrain the Publishing of Proclamations, Declarations, &c. was this Day read; and assented
unto; and ordered to be carried up to the Lords; and
their Concurrence desired therein.
WHEREAS several Proclamations, Declarations,
and Papers in Forms of Proclamations, have issued out
in his Majesty's Name, commanding Parsons, Vicars,
Curates, Sheriffs, Mayors, Bailiffs, and other Officers, to
publish and proclaim the same; being contrary to Law,
and to divers Orders, Ordinances, and Declarations of
both Houses of Parliament; and much to the Scandal
and Derogation of both the said Houses: Be it Ordered
and Declared, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That no Sheriff, Mayor, Bailiff, Parson, Vicar,
Curate, or other Officer, shall, from henceforth, publish
or proclaim, or cause to be proclaimed or published, any
such Proclamations, Declarations, or Papers, which are,
or shall be, contrary to any Order, Ordinance, or Declarations of the said Houses of Parliament, or tending
to the Scandal or Derogation of their Proceedings; but
shall use all lawful Ways and Means to restrain and hinder the Proclaiming and Publishing thereof. And all Sheriffs, Mayors, Bailiffs, Parsons, Vicars, and Curates, or
other Officers, that have forborne or refused, or shall forbear or refuse, to publish or proclaim any such Proclamations, Declarations, or Papers, as aforesaid, or have or shall
hinder the Publication thereof, shall be protected by the
Power and Authority of both Houses of Parliament.
Ordered, To be printed and published.
Ordered, That Dr. * Reeves of Stanwell, be summoned
to appear forthwith.
Relief of Irish Ministers, &c.
The Petition of the Distressed Ministers of Ireland,
now residing in the City of London, whose Names are
subscribed, and now read, be referred to the Committee
for Contribution, for Relief; and the Commissioners for
Irish Affairs, for Employments.
Ordered, That the Petition of the distressed Protestants of Ireland, now in London, be referred to the Committee for Contribution, for Relief, and to the Commissioners for Irish Affairs: And they are to consider of
them, to dispose of them in some Way according to their
Quality; and to recommend such as have been Soldiers,
to be listed among the Reformadoes.
Ordered, That the Petition of certain distressed Protestants of Ireland, being English, be referred to the Committee for Contribution, for Relief: And that the Trea
surers appointed by the Act of Contribution, do pay
into the Hands of the Committee for Contribution, One
thousand Pounds, to be dispersed among all these poor
White's, &c. Imprisonment.
Ordered, That the Lord Chief Justice be desired from
this House, to take Care that Two Irish Gentlemen,
Francis White and Hugh *, sent from Ilchester Gaol
hither, by Habeas Corpus, be not released, before this
House takes Notice thereof.
Message to Lords.
Sir Wm. Lewes likewise carried up to the Lords the
Instructions for Rutlandshire, with the Lords Amendments, to which this House assented; and likewise added Three Deputy Lieutenants for that County; viz.
Lord Gray, Sir Wm. Armyn, and Sir Arth. Haselrig:
To which he is to desire their Lordships Consent.
Courts of Justice in Ireland.
A Letter from the Lords Justices and State of Ireland, * the great Distresses and Wants of the Judges and
Officers of the Courts of Justice in Ireland, to the Consideration of this House: And likewise the Petition of
the Lord Chancellor of Ireland, and other Officers of the
Courts of Justice there, was this Day read; and referred
to Mr. Green, Alderman Penington, Mr. Wheeler, Mr.
Whittacre, Mr. Long, Sir Wm. Waller, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir Robert Pye, Sir Tho.
Barrington, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Bagshaw, Sir Sam.
Rolle: Who are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon,
at Two of Clock, in the Treasury-Chamber.
Ordered, That the Committee where Mr. Pury has the
Chair, shall take Order for the Dispersing of the Acts for
inlarging the Time of Subscriptions through the Counties.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Wm. Lewes brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to a present Conference, as is desired: And that
they do agree to the Addition of the Deputy Lieutenants
for the County of Ruttleland.
Prosecution of Whetcombe.
That the Lord President of Munster, and Council of
War, be desired to hinder any Prosecution upon the Indictment of Trestram Whetcombe, for any Letters he hath
sent into England; and to stop all Proceeding thereupon,
until the Parliament shall take further Order therein; and
shall be further informed of the Grounds of that Indicment, and of the Proceedings: And the Lords are to be
desired to join herein: And Mr. Pym is appointed to write
a Letter to this Purpose.
Mr. Holles, Mr. Pym, and Sir Wm. Lewes, are
appointed Managers of this Conference.
Relief of Fortescue.
Ordered, That the Petition of Elizabeth Fortescue,
Wife of Serjeant Major Chichester Fortescue, be referred
to the Committee for Contribution, for Relief of the Petitioner: And this House doth specially recommend the
said Petition to the Consideration of that Committee, in
regard of her great Worth, and her great Losses.
Ordered, That Gregory Huckmore, the Servant to
Mr. Gregory Huckmore, now Prisoner in the Tower, be
Person sent for.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Hall, Curate
of the Church in the Convent Garden, be forthwith sent
for, as a Delinquent, for publishing in that Church his
Majesty's Declaration concerning Levies.
Mr. Holles reports, That they have delivered the Letters to the Lords, at the Conference: That the Lords
have given Order for their Committee to meet; and have
opened the Cover of the Letters; and find Two Letters
open, and Two sealed up: And have given Order to
their Committee to communicate those that were open
with the Committee of this House.
Shepton Mallet Lecturer.
The humble Petition of all those whose Names are
thereunto subscribed, Inhabitants and Parishioners of the
Town of Shepton Mallet, in the County of Somersett,
concerning a Lecturer that was recommended unto them
by a former Order of this House, was this Day read;
and nothing done upon it.
Restraining publishing of Proclamations.
Sir Wm. Lewes carried up to the Lords the Declaration
for restraining the Publishing of Proclamations, &c.
He brings Answer, That the Lords will send Answer
by Messengers of their own.
Horses, &c. to Newcastle.
Mr. Blackston acquaints the House, That he has received Information of Six hundred Horse and Arms,
that are coming into Newcastle: And he is ordered to
repair to the Committee for the Defence.
Relief of Cawfield.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for the Loan and
Contribution Money at London, shall pay unto Mr.
Richard Facie, School Master of Henley upon Thames,
One hundred Pounds, out of the Monies that are come
in upon that Act, to be employed for the Relief of Wm.
Cawfield, and George Cawfeild, Sons of the late Wm.
Lord Cawfeild, deceased, and Brethren to Toby Lord
Cawfeild; who, since the Rebellion in Ireland, was
cruelly murthered by some Forces of Sir Phelymin
Oneile; and their Mother, with her small Children, are
still detained in Prison, and utterly ruined in her Fortune, and despoiled of her Estate; the said Wm. and
George Cawfeild being, at this Time, and having been
for a long Time, placed with the said Mr. Facie, for the
Learning the Greek and Latin Tongues, and other
Impeachment of Ld. Mayor.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde delivered, by Word of Mouth, the
Form of Impeaching of the Lord Mayor, in these Words;
"That Sir Richard Gourney * on or about the last
Day of June 1642, being then Lord Mayor of the City
of London, in several Places of the said City, unlawfully
and maliciously caused a Proclamation to be made, for
putting in Execution the Commission of Array, tending
to the Raising Forces against the Parliament, and Subverting the Laws and Peace of the Kingdom."
Resolved, &c. That Sir Richard Gourney shall be thus
impeached at the Bar in the Lords House; with the
Waggon, &c. released.
WHEREAS a Waggon and other Goods of Sir John
Wolstenholme,... stopped, and made Stay of, by Order
of this House, until they were searched: And the House
being informed, that they have been searched, and that
there is nothing that may endanger or prejudice the
Peace or Safety of the Kingdom; and that they are
going, together with himself and his Family, to his
House in Yorkshire: It is this Day Ordered, That the said
Waggon and other Goods be forthwith released, and
suffered to be quietly conveyed to his House, without
any further Lett or Stay.
Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Rich and
Mr. Page; ......
Forces for Ireland.
The said Ordinance for raising Five thousand Foot, and
Five hundred Horse, which they have for ... Service of
Ireland, assented unto.
Lord Lieutenants, &c.
The Order for One Lieutenant to assist another, upon
the Request of * * *, requiring the same, with One
Amendment, to be added to the End of that Order; viz.
"by Volunteers of their several Counties;" this Amendment thus altered by this House, "by Volunteers of the
Trained Bands, and others as shall voluntarily go to give
Restraining publishing of Declarations.
The Order to restrain the Publishing of Declarations
assented unto; with the Addition of these Words, "to
Law, and" after the Word "contrary:" The which was
put in the Question; and assented unto.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; The House
considered of their Lordships Message; and will send
Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message from the Lords, by Justice Reeve and Serjeant
Letters, &c. from the King.
The Lords have returned the Letters that were sent
up from this House unto them this Morning.
The Letters and Warrants, that were open, were ordered
to be read; and were read accordingly: The others, which
were sealed with the King's private Seal, out of Respect
of his Majesty, was not meddled with.
Resolved, &c. That this Letter that came up in Mr.
Ashburnham's Pacquet, unsealed, shall be forthwith
sent to his Majesty: And that the Lords be acquainted
Sir Robert Harley carried up this Letter to the Lords
Mr. Arth. Goo.. * * * *.
Examination of Spilman.
Mr. Spilman being called in; and kneeling a little while,
he was bid to stand up: And being asked, whether he
went up to the Antient's Table, and pressed there, that
the King's Declaration might be read in Graies Inn
Chapel; confessed he did.
Being again called in; and asked whether he first read
the Book; confessed he did, and did understand it accordingly to his Ability.
Pinchback's, &c. Arrears.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Robert Pye and
Mr. Wheeler, to consider of the Arrears due to Captain
Tho. Pinchback, Captain John Boyse; and what they
shall find to be due unto them, to give Order for the
Payment of them.
Nicholl's &c. Petition.
It is likewise referred unto them, to consider of the
Petitions of Captain Daniel Nicholl, and the Quartermasters of the late Northern Expedition, this Day presented, in like Manner as the others are referred.
Person in custody.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Spilman shall continue in the
Serjeant's Custody, till this House shall take further Order.
House to sit.
Ordered, That this House sit this Afternoon, at Five
Contract for Powder.
ORDERED, That Mr. Vassall, Mr. Ven, and Sir
Jo. Evelyn, shall treat with the Lord Mayor, Court of
Aldermen, and Common Council, to receive and take off
the Powder made and delivered in by Mr. Cordwell,
weekly, upon the same Terms and Agreements as formerly, for Nine Months longer.
Chester Militia, &c.
A Letter from Sir Wm. Brereton, of the Second of
July, concerning the ready Affections of the County of
Chester, to the Service of the King and Parliament; and
their Willingness to obey, and put in Execution, the
Ordinance of the Militia.
Sir Gilbert Gerard and Mr. Cromwell are appointed
to prepare a Letter to be sent unto Sir Wm. Brereton,
Mr. Booth, and the rest; and therein to take... of the
good Service by them done therein; and to return them
Person sent for.
Resolved, That Sir Thomas Aston be forthwith sent for
as a Delinquent.
The humble Petition of Arthur Samuell Esquire, One
of the Creditors of Sir Tho. Dawes, concerning Monies
advanced by him, towards the Payment of the Fine laid
upon Sir Tho. Dawes, for his Delinquency to the Commonwealth, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill concerning the Creditors of Sir Tho. Dawes, do report that
Bill on Tuesday next.
Message to Lords.
Sir Robert Harley carried up to the Lords the Letter to
be returned to his Majesty; and the Order concerning
One Lieutenant....another, upon the Request of the
This House doth think fit to appoint these Days following, for putting the Ordinance for the Militia in
Execution, in these Counties following; and doth desire
the Lords to concur herein.
This Day Sevennight for Hertfordshire
This Day Fortnight for Derbyshire.
Monday come Sevennight for Cambridgeshire.
This Day Sevennight for Surrey.
Deputy Lieutenants, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
recommend and approve of Sir Robert Crane, to be One
of the Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Suffolk.
This Day Three Weeks for the County of Suffolk.
Resolved, That this House doth recommend and approve of Sir George Gresely Baronet, and Sir Sam. Sleigh,
to be Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Derby.
A Letter from the Earl of Warwick, from aboard his
Majesty's Ship the James, in the Downes, this Fourth of
July, concerning his Proceedings towards those Five
Captains of the Ships that refused to submit themselves
to his Command, and to the Ordinance of Parliament,
writ to Mr. Pym, was this Day read; and ordered to be
carried up to the Lords; and to be printed: And that
the Lords Concurrence be desired herein.
Forces for Hull.
Upon the Report from the Committee appointed to
consider of the Defence of the Kingdom;
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That a Committee
shall be sent into Lincolneshire, to raise Forces for the
Defence of Hull, as there shall be Occasion.
Resolved, &c. That Five hundred Men be forthwith
sent, by Sea, from Hence to Hull.
Resolved, &c. That Two Ships be sent from the
Downes to Hull: And that they shall stay there to receive Directions from Sir Jo. Hotham.
Letters from E. of Warwick.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Riche and
The Lords do desire a Conference by Committees of
both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it
may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning Letters received from the Earl of Warwick.
Money for Army Services.
Resolved, &c. That Seven thousand Five hundred
Pounds of the Money come in upon the Propositions,
shall be issued into such Hands as shall be nominated by
the Committees, for the Buying of Five hundred Horse.
Resolved, &c. That a Thousand Pounds of the same
Monies be put into some Citizens Hands, to be nominated
by the Committee, to buy Pistols and Saddles; and to
keep them in Magazines, to issue forth as shall be appointed.
Resolved, That Five hundred Pounds of the same
Monies be deposited in the Committees Hands, to disburse upon publick Occasions, upon Account.
Raising Forces, &c.
Resolved, That Ten thousand Foot be raised, Five
thousand out of the City of London; and Five thousand
out of the Counties adjacent; and to form them into
Regiments and Companies; and place Officers over
them; and to entertain the Officers in continual Pay;
and to pay the common Soldier every Day that they
Resolved, That all such Horses as are brought in by
the Lords, Commons, or others, shall be mustered in
Tothill-feilds on Friday next, in the Afternoon.
Ordered, That such Persons as are willing to give or
lend any Money towards the Buying of Horses, shall
bring in their Monies to the same Treasurers as are
appointed to receive the Money or Plate that come in
upon the Propositions.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Affairs in Leicestershire.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee appointed to consider of the Business of Leicestershire be
made To-morrow Morning.
Bringing in Plate, &c.
Ordered, That Sir Tho. Dacres and Sir Wm. Litton do
go into Hertfordshire, to be present at the QuarterSessions, on Monday next, to advance the Propositions
for Bringing in of Plate, and Monies, and Horse.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Robert Harley brings Answer, That the Lords will
send his Majesty the Letter, in the Name of both Houses;
and do agree the Earl of Warwicke's Letter shall be
printed: And for the Deputy Lieutenants for Darbyshire
and Suffolke; and as for the Days of putting the Ordinance for the Militia in Execution, in the several Counties; they will send an Answer by Messengers of their
own: And likewise, to the Order for One Lieutenant of
One County to send Succour to a Lieutenant of another
County, upon Occasion, at his Request, they will send
Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That Mr. Hampden, Mr. Goodwyn, Mr.
Wynwood, and Mr. Whitlocke, do go into the County of
Buck', to further the Propositions for Raising of Horse.
Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir Robert Harley, Sir Robert Pye,
Mr. Cromwell, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Spurstoe, are
appointed to confer with the Lieutenant of the Tower, and
to consider of some Means for the Safety of that Place.
Safety of the Kingdom.
Sir Jo. Evelyn went up to the Lords, to desire that this
House might propound something unto their Lordships
at this Conference, for the Safety of the Kingdom.
Sir Jo. Evelyn brings Answer, that the Lords are ready
to give a Meeting at this Conference, upon that Part
desired by this House.
Mr. Holles, and Sir Philip Stapilton, are appointed
Managers and Reporters of this Conference.