Die Veneris, 23 Septembris, 1642.
Mr. Cambell declares he will lend Five hundred
Pounds for Two Years, gratis, for the Service of
the King, Parliament, &c.
Sir Christ. Wray sends Word, That Sir Robert Crane
had delivered unto his Hands, for the Use of the Parliament, Four Horses, which he had formerly subscribed.
Warrant to Crane.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Crane, shall have Mr.
Speaker's Warrant to carry some Musquets, Pistols,
Carabines, and Two Blunderbusses, with their Equipages,
to * * * *
Whereas Mr. White, the Sheriff of Exon, hath received
the greatest Part of the Subscriptions in that City, for Ireland; and that there are some Arrears unreceived: and
that all the Books are in his Hands; and that he is to go
out of his Sheriffalty on the Third of October next;
It is Ordered, That, in regard that these Collections cannot be entered upon by another, but with inconvenience
to the Service, that the Arrears shall be paid unto the said
Mr. White, and by him be returned to the Treasurers for
those Monies, notwithstanding that he is to leave the
Office of Sheriffalty at the Time aforesaid.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Bushell, sent
up from Sir Nevile Poole, be forthwith committed Prisoner to the Gatehouse, to remain during the Pleasure of
the House: And that the Four Men that brought him up,
be forthwith discharged of him.
Privilege to Dawes.
Ordered, That Mr. Jo. Dawes shall have Privilege of
Parliament until Allholland-tide next (it being granted by
the Consent of the advancing Creditors); that he may in
the mean time take Care for the Satisfying of the said
Creditors by assigning over the Statute; saving unto himself so much of the Land as may secure himself from the
rest of the Creditors.
Ordered, That the several Merchant Strangers residing
in the Town and Pórt of Dover, who do owe any Money
upon the Duty called Harbour-money; and, as the House
is informed, are now removing into Flanders; do pay
the said Monies so due, into the Hands of Sir Edw. Boyse
and Sir Anth. Piercivall, for the Use of the Harbour
there: And that the said Sir Edw. Boyse and Sir Anth.
Piercivall do call for the said out of the said Strangers
Hands; and cause the said Duty to be collected.
Upon the Petition of Nicolas Dowthwayte, a Prisoner
in the Gatehouse, by a former Order of this House, for
speaking many scandalous Words against the Parliament;
It is Ordered, That he be forthwith discharged: And
that he be injoined to make Acknowledgment of his
Offence, and Recantation of the Words be spoke at
Maidston, at the next Quarter Sessions.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Jo. Windebanke,
Scholar of the University of Oxon, who was sent up a Prisoner, being taken in Arms against the Parliament, be referred to the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom.
Articles against Roberts.
The humble Petition of divers of the Inhabitants of
Hambleden in the County of Bucks; and divers Articles
of dangerous Consequence, against Mr. Geo. Roberts
their Minister; were this Day read.
And Mr. Charles Quarles and Mr. Wm. Hilyard, who
presented the Petition, were called in; and did avow the
Petition, and the particular Articles: And thereupon
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Geo.
Roberts, Minister of Hambleden in the County of Bucks,
be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant
at Arms attending on this House: And that the Petition,
and Articles, and Examination of this Business, be referred to the Committee for Informations.
A Letter from the Earl of Warwick, of the 19th of
September, concerning a Winter Guard, was read.
Mr. Greene likewise reported the state of the Navy
with relation to a Winter Guard.
Ordered, That Mr. Green do acquaint the Committee
for the Defence of the Kingdom, with the Report this
Day made by him, of the State of the Navy at Sea; and
with the Proportions that are thought fit for a Winter
Guard for the Coasts of England: And that they do
take a speedy Consideration hereof, and return their
Opinions to this House with Expedition.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Consideration
of a Winter Guard for the Coasts of Ireland be referred
to the Consideration of the Committee of Adventurers
for Ireland: And they are required to take it into a speedy
Consideration; and to return their Resolutions to the
House with all Expedition.
Abuse in Army Pay.
The House being informed, That the Soldiers received
their Pay in light Monies, though they were returned
hence in good Monies; the House hath Ordered, That
it be referred to the Committee for Ireland Here, and
to the Committee that is to go over into Ireland, to inquire through whose Hands the said Monies ...., and by
whom they have been paid; that the Soldier may have
Reparations for this Damage, and not be abused in their
Pay for the future.
Money for Ireland.
Upon Mr. Robert Goodwyn's Report from the Committee for Irish Affairs;
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Twenty-and-odd thousand Pounds, the Remainder of the Twenty-eight thousand Pounds, formerly designed for Ireland, in
Mr. Henleye's Hands, Deputy to Mr. Loftus, shall be
forthwith sent to Bristol, from thence to be conveyed to
Dublyn in Ireland, in English Money.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Committee of
this House that are to go into Ireland, shall take Care,
that this Sum, and all other sums which shall be sent
over during their Abode there, be distributed in English
Coin, to the Soldiers, in such Manner as shall most conduce to the present Service.
Message to Lords.
Sir Wm. Armyn carried up to the Lords, the Declaration concerning the Soldiers Repair to their Rendezvous;
and likewise the Consent of this House to the Amendments to the Scotts Treaty, returned from the Lords at a
Conference long since.
There were divers Letters read, from the Lord General;
concerning the good Demeanor of the Army; and from
Mr. Fienis and Colonel Browne, concerning some Attempts by them made upon the City of Worcester; and
a Letter from the Lord Falkland, which was intercepted,
being directed to a Lady of Quality; and likewise a Letter from Mr. Walth. Strickland, with some Advices from
the States of Holland, concerning his Proceedings upon
the Commands of both Houses of Parliament.
Declaration to Holland.
Mr. Pym, Sir H. Mildmay, Mr. Holles, Mr. Pierrepointe, are appointed to prepare a Declaration to acknowledge the good Affections of the States of Holland to the
Member disabled to sit.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Fred. Cornewallis
shall be disabled to sit or continue any longer a Member
of this House, during this Parliament; the House being
... . that he entertaineth and sendeth over Officers from
Holland into England against the Parliament.
Lord Lieut. of Ireland, &c.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and
The Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, being returned newly
from the King, hath communicated divers Particulars to
that House; which they desire to communicate to this
House: And therefore the Lords do desire a present Conference, by Committees of both Houses, in the Painted
Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this
Answer returned by the same ....; That this House
has considered their Lordships Message; and will give a
present Meeting, as is desired.
Lords desired to sit.
Sir H. Mildmay is appointed to go to the Lords, to
acquaint their Lordships, That this House is resolved,
upon some weighty Affairs, to meet this Afternoon, at
Four of Clock; and to desire their Lordships to do the
like, if it may stand with their Conveniency.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Ro. Goodwyn, Sir Tho.
Barrington, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Lords to sit.
Sir H. Mildmay brings Answer, That the Lords will sit
this Afternoon, at Four of Clock.
Members to be summoned.
Resolved, That Mr. Pelham and Mr. Alured be summoned forthwith to attend the Service of the House.
Reward to Soldiers at Hull.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Defence of the Kingdom, to take Order, that the Twenty
Shillings Per Man, promised to such as should do good
Service, and deserve well at Hull, be paid unto them: For
the Time when, is referred to the Committee.
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, That Sir Wm. Uvedale, a Member of the
House, shall have Leave to repair into the Country, for
Recovery of his Health.
Repart to be made.
Ordered, That Mr. Robert Goodwyn do make an End
of the Report this Afternoon, at Sitting of the House.
Previsions, &c. for Ireland.
It is this Day Ordered, by the House of Commons, That
Sir David Watkins, Mr. Morice Tompson, Mr. George
Henley, Captain Tho. Chamberlaine, Mr. Ric. Hill, Mr.
Tho. Vincent, Captain Methold, Mr. Wm. Pennoyer, Mr.
Stephen Beale, Mr. Ric. Wearing, Mr. Wm. Hawkins, or
any Three of them, shall be authorized and desired to
meet together, at such Times and Places as to them shall
seem convenient; and to call before them such wellaffected Persons, as will forthwith bring in any Quantity
of Victuals for the Soldiers in Ireland, or Clothing for
them, as Woollen, Linen or Shoes; or any Quantity of
Powder, Match, Bullet, Arms, Ammunition, or Ships for
War, at reasonable Rates; taking for their Security an
Ordinance of Parliament, to be satisfied out of the Rebels
Lands proportionably, according to the several Quantities
as the other Adventurers, by the Act of Parliament (the
Adventurers in ready Money being first satisfied); or else
to be paid in ready Money, Ten or Twelve Months after
the Delivery of the Commodity: All which will be accounted a very good Service to the State: And those
Gentlemen are desired, from time to time, to give an
Account of their Proceedings herein, to the Committee
for Irish Affairs.
Pass for Knollis.
ORDERED, That H. Knollis Merchant, a Factor
usually residing in Bourdeaux in France, shall have
Mr. Speaker's Warrant to transport himself into France.
Declaration to Holland.
Mr. Pym presented from the Committee, a Declaration
to be sent into Holland, to the States of That Province;
to acknowledge the Affections of That Province to the
Peace of this Kingdom; and to return them Thanks:
The which was read; and, by Vote upon the Question,
assented unto; and carried up to the Lords by Mr. Pym.
Ordered, That the Report concerning the Business for
Ireland be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Presenting Treaty to the King.
Ordered, That the Lord Chief Justice Banks be desired to present unto his Majesty the Treaty for Scotland,
in the same Manner as Secretary Nicholas * * * * .
Declaration to Holland.
Ordered, That this Declaration be sent to Mr. Walth.
Strickland: And that he be hereby authorized and
directed to present the same from both Houses of Parliament to the States of the Province of Holland: And
that Mr. Pym do take Care of sending this Declaration.
Mr. Pym is likewise appointed to put the Lords in
mind of some Answer to the Message from this House,
concerning the Removing the Capuchins, and Demolishing the Convent.
Defence of the Kingdom.
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Committee
for the Defence of the Kingdom, to take Care of the
Desires of the Earl of Warwick, presented to this
House, concerning the Castles at the Downes, committed to his Charge by the Lord General.
Ordered, That Mr. Maxewell's Petition concerning
the Transportation of Calve Skins, be read To-morrow
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Pym reports, That the Lords do agree to the
Declaration, and the Order: And as to the Desires
concerning the Capuchins, they will send Answer by
Messengers of their own.
Sir Rob. Pye, Mr. Rolls, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Vassall;
This Committee is to receive the Account of the Commissioners appointed to treat with the Commissioners of
Scotland, of what Monies is paid unto them, by Order
of this House; and also the Earl of Warwick's Account,
concerning the Disbursements of the Navy.
Treaty with Scotland.
Ordered, That the Treaty between the Kingdom of
England and Scotland, under the Great Seal of Scotland,
shall be kept in the Treasury at Westminster; and be
brought into the House To-morrow Morning.
Payment to Baldwyn, &c.
Ordered, That One hundred Pounds shall be paid to
Mr. Baldwyn and Mr. Stockdale, that is to say, Three-score and Ten Pounds to Mr. Baldwyn and Thirty Pounds
to Mr. Stokdale, for their Pains and Attendance on the
Commissioners of the Treaty: And Sir Rob. Pye is
desired to take Care for the Payment of this.
Payment to Vassall.
Ordered, That Forty-eight Pounds due to Mr. Vassall
be forthwith paid unto him out of the One hundred and
Nineteen Pounds remaining in the Hands of * * * * .
Resolved, &c. That Geo. Chowte, now in the Serjeant's
Custody, shall be forthwith discharged from any further
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