Die Martis, 22 Novembris, 1642.
ORDERED, That the humble Petition of divers of
the Trained Band of the Parish of St. Clement
Danes, whose Names are subscribed, be referred to the
Committee for Informations; to be speedily considered of.
Duke de Soubize's Sarvants.
Ordered, That the Servants of the late Duke de
Soubize shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to transport
themselves, their Goods, and Two-and-twenty Horses
My Lord Lannerick to have Mr. Speaker's Warrant
to attend his Majesty; and to go into Scotland.
Sufferers by Plunder.
Ordered, That whosoever is or shall be plundered, and
shall know where their Goods are, shall have Liberty to
seize them where they find them: And that all Constables,
and other his Majesty's Officers and good People, be aiding and assisting unto them for the Regaining of them,
by way of Examination of any that can give any Information before any Officer, or otherwise: And such as
shall assist to be saved harmless.
Affairs at Chichester.
A Letter directed to Mr. Morley, informing, That the
Sheriff of Sussex had seized of Chichester, and of the
Ordnance and Ammunition there, was read.
Seizing Cattle, &c.
Ordered, That the Corn, Cattle, or any other Goods
of Captain Wm. Hudson of Rigate, be seized and sold
by Edm. Jordon Esquire, and such as he shall appoint;
and an Account made of them to the House, in such
Manner as the House shall require: And likewise, That
the Goods of Captain Broadnox, and James Davies, in
Southwarke, be seized and sold by Cornelius Cooke and
Daniel Mercer; and that they be accountable for them
to the House, in such Manner as the House shall appoint: And that the Rents of the said Captain Broadnox
and James Davies be received by the said Cornelius
Cooke and Daniel Mercer: And that they be disposed
of according as the House shall appoint.
Collectors in Lincolne.
Ordered, That Sir Anth. Irby do require the Collector
of the Monies due and payable in the County of Lincolne,
to pay the Monies remaining in their Hands to him the
said Sir Anth. Irby; provided that they be not any of the
Monies due and payable upon the Bill of Four hundred
thousand Pounds; or such Monies as are formerly assigned
and disposed of by any former Orders: And the said Collectors are required hereby to pay the same accordingly.
Money belonging to Boteler.
And it is farther Ordered, That he do likewise seize all
such Monies as are in the Hands of any Person in that
County, belonging to Sir Wm. Boteler: And the Collectors, and all other Persons authorized hereby to receive
or pay any Monies, as aforesaid, shall be hereby saved
harmless for their so doing: And they are required to
return a Duplicate of all such Monies as they shall receive
or pay, by virtue of this Order, to this House.
Answer to King's Message.
The Order Yesterday made, for turning the House into
a Committee, to resume the Consideration of an Answer
to his Majesty's late Message, was read.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair: And
Mr. Ellis was called to the Chair: And
The Committee resumed the Debate concerning an
Answer to his Majesty's late Message.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair: And
Upon Mr. Ellis his Report from the Grand Committee;
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That the Process
and Justice of Parliament, being the Supreme Court of
Judicature, may have its free Course, and be executed
upon Delinquents: And that they may not be protected.
and kept from the Justice of Parliament by Force: And
that in particular, the Lord Digby and Mr. Henry Willmott
be presently delivered over to the Justice of Parliament.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Religion, Laws,
and Liberty, may be secured by the Advice of Parliament.
This Vote to be added to the Vote for his Majesty's
Return to the Parliament.
My Lord Gray was appointed to go up to the Lords,
to desire a Conference with the Lords, concerning an
Answer to his Majesty's late Message.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Solicitor, Mr.
Browne, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Wheeler, or any
Two of them, are appointed to prepare a Bill for the
Taking away of Bishops, Deans, Deans and Chapters,
out of the Church of England, according to the former
Votes of both Houses.
The House being informed, That divers Citizens were
at the Door, who desired to inform the House of some
Things of great Importance;
They were called in. Mr. Shute, in the Name of the
rest, informed the House, That One Thing which exceedingly troubled them was, the Point of Accommodation;
a Peace more to be feared than their Power.-If the Accommodation proceeded not, Monies then to be raised.
They would propound Three Ways:
1. Concerning Plate in the Halls of London.
2. Subscriptions in the several Wards underwritten,
not yet brought in.
3. Weekly Subscriptions to be advanced.
The Means for Saving of Monies.
1. To cut off superfluous Charges by unnecessary Officers in the Army.
2. That there may be due Musters.
3. Indifferent honest Men to be chosen in every Ward,
to raise and advance the Subscriptions-Foreign Merchants to be brought in, to give their Assistance to the
Lord Gray brings Answer, That the Lords will give a
present Meeting, at a Conference, as is desired.
Pass for Lady Crew.
Ordered, That the Lady Crew have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to go to her Husband, lying very sick at Oxon.
The Citizens were again called in: And Mr. Speaker,
by the Command of the Horse, told them, "That their
Propositions were of Importance, and such as deserved a
farther Consideration; and that the House did find in
them an Expression of great Affection and Zeal to the
Publick: For which he was commanded to return them
Earl of Warwick's Generalship.
A Message from the Lords by Sir Robert 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
the Earl of Warwick's Generalship.
Answer returned by the same Messengers: That the
House has considered their Lordships Message; and will
give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Whitlock, are appointed Managers of the Conference desired by this House; and
Reporters of the Conference desired by the Lords.
One Head of the Conference to be; To take Notice,
how strange a Thing it appears to this House, that his
Majesty should propound a Battle to his own Subjects;
the Parliament sitting.
Pass for Marten.
Ordered, That Mrs. Mary Marten, with Four Children, and Two Servants, shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to go to Abingdon in the County of Berks.
Pass for Stanynoughe.
Ordered, That Mr. Peter Stanynoughe, a young Scholar lately elected from Westminster College to Christ
Church in Oxon, shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to
go to the University of Oxon, for the Advancement of his
Subscription for Lancashire.
Whereas the Lords and Commons are informed, That
the Town of Manchester, and some other Parts within
the County Palatine of Lancaster, have, for a long time,
been at excessive Charges for the Defence of such as are
well-affected to the Proceedings of Parliament, from the
Injuries, Oppressions, illegal and exorbitant Practices of
the Commissioners of Array, the Papists and other Malignant Persons within that County; and now, when their
Power doth much increase be the general Rising of the
Papists there, and therefore have great Need of a Supply
of Strength, which was long since expected; yet, on the
contrary, they will be forced to disband their Garison of
Soldiers, which they have maintained as long as they are
able, and so expose themselves not only to Violence of
their Enemies, but much Dishonour of the Cause, and
weaken the good Party; unless they have some present
Supply of Money: Therefore it is Ordered, by the Lords
and Commons, in Parliament, That such Money or Plate
as Mr. Thomas Case, or any other Person, shall underwrite, for the Defence of Lancashire, and the Reducing
of the Malignant Party there, they shall have the Publick
Faith to be repaid with Satisfaction, after Eight Pounds
per Cent.: And that Sir John Woolleston Knight, Alderman Warner, Alderman Towes, and Alderman Andrews,
take such Subscriptions, and issue the same for the Use
of the said County by Warrants under the Hands of any
Four or more Members of this House, that serve for that
County: Who are to give Order for the Disposing of the
Monies, in the said County, so as may best conduce for
the Service thereof; and to give Account thereof to the
House of Commons.
Collector of Money.
Whereas James Penfole, High Collector for the Lath of
Shepway, and Hundred annexed, in the County of Kent,
of the Monies to come in upon the first Payment of the
Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds, did, by virtue of
an Order from the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom, pay out of the said Monies which were then collected, and which he was bringing up to the Treasurers
appointed by the Act, the Sum of Six hundred Pounds
to Richard Dawkes, for the Safeguard of the Castle of
Dover; and was, by an Order of the Seventh of October,
to be repaid the said Sum, by the Treasurers for the Subscription Monies, out of the first Proposition Monies that
shall be returned unto them, out of the County of Kent;
the which Monies he hath not as yet received: It is therefore Ordered, That if the Treasurers for the Proposition
Monies shall not satisfy and pay the said Monies, according to the Order aforesaid, of the Seventh of October,
that then this House doth promise, and engage itself, to
see him satisfied, and saved harmless, concerning the said
Ordered, That the Names of such Persons of the
Trained Bands of Westminster and Middlesex, who refuse
to appear upon the Commands of their Captains and
Officers, shall be returned to the House, to be proceeded
against for their Contempt.