Die Veneris, 2 Decembris, 1642.
Petition referred to Lord Mayor.
ORDERED, That this humble Petition of John
Brassegirdle and Henry Mason, Prisoners in the
Woodstreete Compter, London, be referred to the Lord
Mayor of London; to examine the Truth of the Business,
and to certify the State of it to this House.
Allhallowes Barking Lecturer.
Whereas the major Part of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Allhallowes Barking, London, have of themselves,
after they had heard divers Ministers preach, elected
Mr. George Cockaine and Orthodox Divine and in Orders
to be there Lecturer, to preach there every Lord's Day,
and Thursday, in the Afternoons: It is this Day Ordered,
That the said Mr. George Cockaine be recommended unto
the said Parishioners, to exercise his Ministry by preaching the Days forementioned accordingly: And that the
Rector and Curate, or who else it may concern, do permit unto the said Mr. George Cockaine the free Use of his
Pulpit, to preach there at the Times appointed, without
any Lett or Interruption.
Wexford Ships, &c.
Resolved, That the Ships and Goods of Wexford, come
into Bristoll, shall be sold by Order of the Commissioners
for the Admiralty, and employed for the Use of the
Navy if they prove to be Rebels Goods.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Commissioners for
the Admiralty to give Order for the Proceeding against
the Mariners of those Ships according to Law.
Resolved, That Mr. Vassall and Mr. Alexander, and
Mr. Squire Bence, be added to the Commissioners for
Account of Arms, &c.
Ordered, That the Certificate and Account of the Ammunition and Arms delivered upon the Account of Mr.
George Porterfield, of Glasgowe, Merchant, according to
an Ordinance of both Houses, at Londonderry, for Supply
of the Army in the Northern Parts of Ireland, as it has
been certified from the King's Commissioners there, be
referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland.
Persons sent for.
Resolved, That John Hopper the elder, Jo. Hopper, the
younger, Wm. Slater, and Wm. Porter Serjeant, be forthwith sent for, as Delinquents; for their Contempt in not
obeying the Orders and Summons of this House.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Benjamin Whetcombe of London, Merchant, be referred to the Committee for Irish Affairs; who are to consider of some speedy
Course to satisfy the several Sums of Money due to the
Persons sent for.
Resolved, That Mr. Nicholas Pescod, Mr. Jasp. Cornelius, Mr. Edmonds, Parson of Holy Roode Parish, be
forthwith sent for as Delinquents.
Members to be brought in custody.
Ordered, That Mr. Gallop, and Mr. Exton, Members
of this House, that serve for the Town of Southampton,
be summoned and brought up in safe Custody.
Person sent for.
Resolved, That Mr. Bryan Walton, Parson of Martins
Orgars, London, be forthwith sent for as a Delinquent.
Order to Southampton.
Ordered, That Mr. Holles and Mr. Bond do take Care
for Sending down to the Town of Southampton, the like
Order that was made for Fortifying of Bristoll.
Ordered, That Capt. Allen Povey, a Captain of Colonel Holles his Regiment, and wounded in the Fight at
Brentford, shall have his Entertainment during the Time
of his Cure.
Ordered, That the Petition of * * of Barnett, Waggon Master, be referred to the Committee for maimed
Ordered, That the Proposition of appointing a Ship
of good convenient Strength, to ride upon the Coasts between Chester and Leverpoole, be referred to the Committee for the Navy; and likewise the Providing of a Pinace
to scour the Coasts of North Wales. And it is likewise
referred to the Committee for the Navy, to consider
of the Sending Capt. Swanley and * * for the Guard of
the Irish Coasts, or lesser Ships instead of One of them.
Answer to Declaration from Oxford.
Ordered, That Mr. Glyn do bring in the Answer to the
Declaration set forth at Oxford, after the Battle at Kineton; and to set forth how the King employs Popish Commanders: And he is to bring them in on Monday next,
if he can.
Committee to Lincolnshire.
Ordered, That Sir Edw. Aiscough and Mr. Grantham,
be injoined to go into Lincolneshire, to advance the Propositions there: And that likewise Sir John and Sir Wm.
Brownlow, and Mr. Lister, be desired to go down into
Lincolneshire, upon the Service of the Parliament.
That they shall have the Instructions that were appointed for Essex, and shall have Power to insert such
Names as they think fitting.
Vindicating Merrick, &c.
Mr. Holles, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Whitlocke, Mr. Strode,
are appointed to consider of the Letter from the Lord
General to Mr. Speaker, of the 29th of November, concerning Sir Jo. Merrick and Col. Ballard: And they are
to prepare a Declaration for their Clearing and Vindication; and to prepare a Letter to be returned in Answer
to this Letter.
Sir V. Moulineux, &c.
Ordered, That Capt. Leigh do send to the Gaoler of
Maidston, and require him to send up to this House the
Warrant, or Warrants, by which Sir Vivian Moulineux
and Mr. Brewer, committed to that Gaol, were discharged; and that he may render an Account of the
Ordered, That the Clerk to the Committee for the
Safety of the Kingdom do satisfy this House, whether
there issued any Warrant from that Committee, concerning Sir Vivian Moulineux and Mr. Brewer; and to send
Copies of these Warrants, if there be any such.
Ordered, That all Malignants and Delinquents that
are sent up out of the several Counties, shall bear their
own Charges, and the Charges of the Guards that bring
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Militia in London, to take Care of the Arms brought in
the Hamborough Ship, that they may not be disposed of
in such Hands as may prove dangerous to the Kingdom
Provisions, &c. for Ireland.
Ordered, That the Order of Friday, 25 of November
1642, concerning Cloaths, Victuals, and Ammunition,
to be sent into Ireland, and concerning Shipping to be
provided for the Transport of the said Provisions and
Ammunition, be referred to the Committee for Irish
Affairs, to consider of the Provisions; and to the Committee for the Navy, to consider of the Providing of
Shipping for the Transport of these Provisions.
It is likewise Ordered, That the Letter from the Lord
Inchequin, this Day read in the House, be referred to
Ordered, That the Committee of Lords and Commons
that sit in London, concerning Monies, do take Care for
the Providing a Supply of Match; and likewise for the
Payment of such Provisions of Match; and likewise to
make a Supply of Arms and Ammunition; and to provide for the Payment thereof.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Wm. Brockman
shall be committed Prisoner to Winchester House, there
to remain during the Pleasure of the House.
Strickland thanked, &c.
Upon the Report made by Mr. Pym, of the Letters
he had received from Mr. Strickland; It is Ordered, That
Mr. Pyme do return him Thanks for his great Care and
Industry in advancing the Service of the Parliament.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Henry Vane and
Mr. Pym, to prepare a Commission for Mr. Strickland,
the better to enable him to do Service for the Commonwealth and Parliament.
Letters, &c. to be printed.
Ordered, That the Letters this Day reported by Mr.
Corbett, from the Committee for Informations, together
with the Letters formerly intercepted, and the Examination of Mr. Clythe, a Reformado Officer, taken at the
Committee for Informations, be all printed together.
Mr. Holles, Sir Hen. Vane, Mr. Glynn, Mr. Whitlocke,
Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr. Marten, Mr. Rouse, Mr. Strode,
Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Pym.
This Committee, or any Three of them, are appointed
to prepare a Manifesto, to set forth unto the World the
Reasons and Grounds of all the Proceedings of the Parliament in the present War: And are to meet when
and where they please.
Ordered, That, on Monday next, his Majesty's last
Message shall be taken into Consideration.
Upon the Report from the Committee for the Gatehowse in Westminster;
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That the Custody
and Charge of the Prison of the Gatehowse be continued
in the Feoffees, as it was formerly.
Resolved, &c. That the Keys and Books belonging to
said Prison of the Gatehowse, and now in the Custody of
Mr. Christopher White, be restored to the said Feoffees:
and that he give an Account of the Profits received since
the Prison was in his Custody: And that he shall have
such convenient Recompence and Reward for his Pains,
as the said Committee for the Gatehowse shall think fit.
Provisions for Munster.
WHEREAS his Majesty's People of the Province of
Munster, in the Kingdom of Ireland, have been, by the
violent Outrages and Oppression of the Rebels, reduced
to such Poverty and Want, as that they are become unable to support themselves, much less to supply the Wants
of such Soldiers as are sent from hence to their Aid, even
with the meanest Things that they are most necessary
for the Sustentation of Life; for Remedy whereof, and
that his Majesty's Forces sent hither may not be exposed
to any Extremity, through Want of Victuals, or other
necessary Provisions, It is Ordered, by the Lords and
Commons in Parliament, That whosoever, either Merchants or others, residing either in or about the City of
Bristoll and Exeter, or the Towns of Plimouth or Barnstaple, or any other of the Western Ports of this Kingdom, shall bring into any the Ports of Kinsale, Corke,
or Youghall, in the Province of Munster, any Proportion of Corn, Meal, or other Victual and Cloathing
necessary for their Sustenance; and deliver the same
unto the Commissaries for Victuals appointed for that
Province, at such Rates as he or they shall agree for; and
shall bring Certificates under the Hands and Seals of
such Commissary for Victual, and of the Treasurer or
Vice Treasurer, or whomsoever he shall appoint in those
several Ports, of the certain Sums agreed upon to be
received for the same; That, upon Delivery of such
Certificates unto such Persons as shall be assigned by the
Parliament to receive them here in London, the Seller of
such Victual, Cloathing, or other necessary Provisions,
or his Assigns, shall receive certain and full Payment of
such Sum or Sums of Money, out of the Chamber of
London, as shall appear due upon such Certificates,
within Thirty Days after producing of the same. And
the Houses of Parliament are of Opinion, and do
Declare, That if any Person whatsoever shall send or
supply, or cause to be sent or supplied, to the Rebels in
Ireland, or any of them, any Corn, Victuals, Powder,
Ammunition, Arms, or other Provisions, for or towards
the Assisting and Support of the Rebels, or any of them,
such Person is thereby guilty of High Treason, and
forfeits his Life and Estate.
WHEREAS, by an Order of the Lords and Commons, it was Ordered, That Sir Antony Irby do require
the Collectors of the Monies due and payable in the
County of Lincoln, to pay the Monies remaining in their
Hands unto the said Sir Antony Irby, provided that they
be not any of the Monies due and payable upon the
Bill of 400,000 l.; which said Order was made for the
Speeding of the said Sir Antony Irby, and his Dragooners, into the County of York: It is this Day
Ordered, That if the said Sir Antony Irby have received
so much Monies as will furnish him and his Dragooners
into the said County of York, that the Residue of the
said Monies due in the said County, or that is, or hereafter shall be, raised upon the Propositions in the said
County of Lincoln, shall be disposed of in the ordinary
Way, as other Monies in other Counties are, for the
Preservation of the whole Kingdom, and returned up to
the Parliament: And if the said Sir Antony Irby have
not already received so much as will furnish him and
his Dragooners, that then Sir Edward Aiscough and
Mr. Grantham, and the rest of the Commissioners, shall
have Power to allow them so much out of the Monies
raised upon the Propositions, as will speedily furnish
him, and his said Dragooners, to go into the said County
Stay of Soldiers, &c.
Mr. Holles, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Prideauxe, Mr. Glyn,
Mr. Vassall, Sir Beuch. St. John;
This Committee is to prepare an Order to require the
Out-guards to suffer no Soldiers to pass, without the
Warrant of the Lord General; and also to authorize the
Sheriffs of London, Captains of Guard, and Constables,
to make Stay of all such Soldiers as they find in and
about London and Westminster; and to make Search for
them; and to bring them to the Committee for the
Safety of the Kingdom, to be examined.
Ordered, The Committee for the Raising of Horses do
present their Propositions To-morrow Morning.