Die Veneris, 27 Maii, 1642.
Person sent for.
RESOLVED, upon the Question, That Jo. Franc
the Printer, that printed the last Declaration, shall
be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant
at Arms attending.....
Orders for Printing.
Ordered, That whatsoever shall be printed by Order of
this House, shall go out attested under Mr. Speaker's
Hand; and that it shall not be reprinted, but by his Order.
Treasonable Attempt on Hull.
A Letter from Sir Jo. Hotham, concerning a treasonable Attempt upon Hull, was this Day read: And a
Letter from Beckwith, who was the great Agent in that
Ordered, That this Letter from Sir Jo. Hotham, of the
Twenty-fifth of May, and the Letter from Beckwith, and
the other Papers inclosed, shall be forthwith printed.
Person sent for.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Thomas Beckwith, of Beverley, shall be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House.
Instructions to Hull, &c. Committees.
Mr. Pym presented, from the Committee, the Instructions for the Committee to be sent to Hull: The which
were read; and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented
unto, and ordered to be sent up to the Lords, to desire
their Concurrence therein.
He likewise presented Instructions for the Committee
to be sent into Lincolneshire: The which were read; and
One Instruction concerning the Mustering of Men by the
King's Commission, was committed.
Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Pierrepointe, Mr. Browne, * Creswelld, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Crue, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Young,
Mr. Serjeant Wilde, are presently to withdraw, to peruse
One of the Instructions that concerns the Raising of Men
by the King's Commission.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Alderman Hoyle has Leave to go into the Country.
Whereas the Five hundred Pounds lent by the County
of Middlesex, was ordered to be paid to Sir Ro. Pye and
Mr. Wheeler; it is now Ordered to be paid to the Sheriff.
Raising Men for Ireland.
Mr. Crew, Sir Arth. Haselrig, Mr. Marten, Mr. Serj.
Wilde, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Reynolds;
They are to consider of the several Delays that have
been.... the Granting of Warrants for Raising of Men for
the Service of Ireland by Sea and Land; and to present
the several Obstructions to the House in a Declaration.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Corbett shall go down to Chester, to employ his best Care and Endeavour for the
speedy Sending away of the Regiments and Companies
at Chester; and to inquire where the Neglect has been,
that they are not yet gone.
Mr. Reynolds, Sir Sam. Rolle, Sir Wm. Brereton, are
appointed to draw Instructions for Sir Jo. Corbett.
Message to Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Strode shall carry up to the Lords,
the Letter from Sir Jo. Hotham, and the Letter from Mr.
Beckwith of Beverley inclosed, and the other Papers inclosed; and acquaint them, that this House hath sent for
the said Beckwith as a Delinquent.
Instruction to Committee.
The Committee appointed to consider of the Instruction concerning the Mustering and Gathering together
of Men by Commission under the Great Seal; and the
Law thereupon; report, That they were of Opinion,
that That Instruction should be quite left out.
Ordered, That this Instruction be re-committed to the
same Committee: And they have Power to consider
what is fit to be done upon this Instruction: And that
Mr. Fienis, Mr. Pym, Sir. Jo. Northcott, Mr. Crue, Mr.
Marten, be added to this Committee.
Ordered, That the Lords be moved to join with this
House in an Order, That the Deputy Lieutenants of the
County of Essex and Norfolke may have Power to appoint the Captains to nominate their own Lieutenants,
and other inferior Officers: And likewise in an Order,
That the Deputy Lieutenants, in all the Counties, may
have Power, in the Absence of the Lord Lieutenants,
to dispose of the Magazines in the several Counties, for
the Service of the Counties, and the Kingdom.
Sir Walter Erle reports from the Committee employed
to the Mint, That Monsieur Briott, the King's Graver,
told him, that there was brought into the Mint, in Spanish
Pistoles, the Eighteenth of May, near about Four thousand Five hundred Pounds Sterling; as will appear by the
Mint Book: and this Day was brought in near about the
like Sum; and more is expected to be brought in this
Afternoon: All is to be coined into English Gold, all
the Duke D'Espernon's, and for the Duke's own Use.
The Duke being informed, that there was some Jealousy upon him, in respect of these Monies, desired Mr.
Holles to acquaint the House, That, rather than he
would give any Occasion to this House to have the least
Suspicion of him, he would send his Money out of the
Kingdom, and his Person suddenly after.
Mr. Holles was appointed to acquaint the Duke, how
well satisfied this House is of his clear Intentions; and
to return him Thanks for his Expression of Respect to
Sir Walth. Erle likewise reports, That he had received
Information of Fifteen thousand Pounds returned to Mr.
Adrian May, and others, out of Holland: And it is referred
to the Committee, Yesterday employed to the Mint, to inquire out the Particulars and Certainty of this Information.
Ordered, That the House be forthwith resolved into
a Committee, to consider of the Providing of a Stock of
Credit, for the speedy Raising of present Monies.
Ordered, That when the House shall be resumed, the
Bill concerning Merchant Adventurers shall be read.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Crue called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Upon Mr. Crue's Report from the Grand Committee
appointed to consider of raising a Stock of Money for
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That a Stock of
Money shall be raised upon this Kingdom: And that
there shall be a Retribution out of the Land of the Rebels
Resolved, upon the Question, That Land shall pay
after the Rate of Six-pence the * * * *
Forces for Ireland.
Mr. Reynolds reports the Instructions for Sir Jo. Corbett,
for the speedy Sending into Ireland such Regiments and
Companies of Foot, as are now in Chester, or the Parts
Imprimis, YOU are to repair, with all possible Speed,
to Chester; where you are forthwith to require the
Assistance of the chief Officers of the City of Chester,
and the Town of Liverpoole, and of such Justices of the
Peace of the Counties of Chester and Lancaster as you
shall think fit, for the speedy Sending away of the Regiments and Companies, as aforesaid: And for Providing
of all Things necessary thereunto.
Item, You shall diligently enquire how long these Regiments and Companies, or any of them, have stayed on
this Side the Sea, after such time as they were furnished
with Arms, Monies, and other Necessaries for their
Transportation; and the Reason, or Pretences, of such
their Stay; and of such Officers and Soldiers as seem
backward in this Service; to the Intent such Officers
and Soldiers may be discharged, and receive condign
Punishment for their Neglect and Contempt.
Item, You shall certify the House of your Proceedings
herein; and of such Head Officers and Justices of the
Peace, as shall refuse to assist you in this Service with
Mr. Pierrepointe reports, from the Committee, the Article of the Instructions to be given to the Committees
to be sent into Lincolneshire, concerning the Mustering
and Gathering together of Men, by his Majesty's Commission under the Great Seal, with a short Preface to
that Vote; viz.
Whereas it doth appear to the Lords and Commons,
that the King, seduced by wicked Counsel, intends to
make War upon his Parliament: Therefore, &c. as in
And then the Instruction itself, by Vote, upon the
Question, was assented unto: And then all the other Instructions were put to the Question; and, by Vote, upon
the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
The Lords do agree in the Proposition made unto them
by this House, for the not Removing of the Records;
They do likewise agree to a Committee, to consider of
the Defence of the Kingdom: And, to that End, have
appointed a Committee of Twelve; and desire this House
to appoint a Committee of a proportionable Number, to
meet, this Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber.
Lincolne &c. Committees.
Mr. Pierrepointe carried up to the Lords, the Instructions to be given to the Committees appointed to go into
Lincolneshire and Hull, to desire their Lordships Concurrence therein.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House has considered of their Lordships Message;
and resolve to appoint a Committee of a proportionable
Number, as is desired.
Defence of the Kingdom.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Committee of a
proportionable Number, shall be appointed to meet with
the Lords, to consider of the Defence of the Kingdom.
Mr. Hollis, Mr. Waller, Mr. Pym, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Mr.
Fienis, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Sutton, Sir Arth. Haselrig,
Sir Robert Crane, Sir Robert Pye, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir
Jo. Holland, Mr. Reynolds, Sir Sam. Rolle, Mr. Marten,
Sir Jo. Coke, Sir H. Vane jun. Mr. Bodevile, Sir Robert
Harly, Mr. Glyn, Sir Edm. Montfort, Mr. Strode, Sir R.
Coke, Sir Tho. Smyth;
This Committee is appointed to meet with a proportionable Number of the Lords, this Afternoon, at Three
of Clock, in the Painted Chamber, to consider of the
Defence of the Kingdom.
Preventing Civil War.
Mr. Waller is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire,
that the Power of the Committee may be enlarged so far
as to consider of all Means for continuing and preserving
the Peace of the Kingdom, and the preventing of Civil
Affairs at Hull.
Mr. Strode brings Answer, That he delivered the Letter
to the Lords, that came from Hull; that they have read
it; and return it to this House again: And
It was, upon his Motion, Ordered, That the Lieutenant
named in the Letter, who, at this Time, saved the Town,
shall be taken into Consideration.
Affairs in Essex, &c.
Sir Tho. Barrington brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree, that the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Essex
and Norfolk should have Power to appoint the Captains
to nominate their Under Officers; and that the Deputy
Lieutenant should have Power to dispose of the Magazine
of Essex and Norfolk.
House to meet.
Ordered, That the House shall meet this Afternoon,
at Four of Clock.
MR. Crue reports the Conference, Yesterday.
Field Pieces stayed.
The First Part was touching the Field Pieces stayed at
Aylsbury; in which they had made an Order, like to That
made by this House, in that Behalf.
Assembly of Divines.
The Second Part was concerning the Bill for calling an
Assembly of Divines; To which they have made some
Treaty with Scotland.
The Third Part was a Paper from the Scotts, concerning the Proceeding in the Remainder of the Treaty,
which principally concerns the Matter of Trade and
Commerce; and concerning a Commission to issue for
concerning the Peace of the Kingdom: The Lords are of
Opinion, that such Commissions should issue forth.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
consent, that Commissions shall be issued and awarded,
conserving the Matter of Trade and Commerce between
this Nation and the Scotts; and concerning the Conserving of the Peace betwixt the Two Kingdoms, according
to the Articles of the Treaty which are confirmed in both
Mr. Morley and Mr. Stapeley have Leave to go into the
Country, to see the Militia put in Execution in the County
of Sussex: And that they return presently after the Service done.
The humble Petition of the Burgesses of Tewksbury,
was this Day read: And
It was Ordered, That Sir Robert Coke should return
Thanks to the Petitioners, for their Respects to this
House: And that the Petition be entered.
The humble Petition of Nehcmiah Rawsone, in Behalf
of himself, and the Commoners in the East and West Fens,
in the County of Lincolne, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the
Committee, where Mr. Whittlock has the Chair, as to
the Matter of it: And that Mr. Glyn, and Mr. Pelham,
and Mr. Ellis, do shew the Judges of King's Bench and
Duchy Court this Petition, to know the Reasons why
they obstruct the Proceedings at Common Law, complained of in this Petition.
Defence of the Kingdom.
Mr. Waller brings Answer, That, for the Committee
of both Houses, for the Defence of the Kingdom, which
was desired by this House; the Lords do agree, that the
Power of the Committee should be enlarged, to consider
of all Means for continuing and preserving the Peace of
the Kingdom, and preventing Civil War.
Merchant Adventurers, &c.
That the Gentlemen of the City of London, and Mr.
Spurstoe, and Mr. Beding field, do speak with the Company
of the Merchant Adventurers, to know what ready
Monies they can furnish; and likewise speak with Mr.
Edwards, and others, concerning the Scotts taking their
Money beyond Sea; and address them to Sir Jo. Smyth,
to know what Monies he shall think convenient to receive
by Bill of Exchange, beyond the Seas.
Middlesex Train Bands.
Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir Jo. Francklyn, and
Mr. Glyn, do return Thanks to the Trained Bands of the
County of Middlesex: And that Mr. Hill do, To-morrow,
inform the House, what he heard spoken by a Member of
this House, concerning those Train Bands of Middlesex.
Raising Men for Ireland.
Mr. Cromwell is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire them to expedite their Resolutions concerning the
Orders sent up to them from this House, for the Raising
of Men for Ireland, by Sea and Land.
Ordered, That the Bill for Merchant Adventurers be
read the Second time, the first Business, To-morrow
Ordered, That the Ten Pieces of Brass Ordnance removed from the Garison of Portesmouth to London, to be
made serviceable for that Place, which now is done, be
re-carried to that Garison again, without the Interruption
or Lett of any.
Glewe's, &c. Petition.
The humble Petition of Rich Glewe, and others, of
Surfleete, and other Fens in the County of Lincolne,
Husbandmen, was this Day read: And
Speaking against the King.
It is Ordered, That Mr. Killigrew, who preferred this
Petition, which contains Words spoken against the King,
at which the House took just Exceptions, do acquaint the
Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench with this Petition;
and require him, from the House, to proceed against the
Party informed of to have spoken these Words, according
Stay of Arms, &c. going to Yorke.
Whereas it appears to the Lords and Commons, that
the King seduced by wicked Counsel, intends to make
War upon his Parliament: It is therefore Ordered, by
the Lords and Commons, That the High Sheriffs and
Justices of the Peace, and other Officers within the several
Counties, Cities, and Towns Corporate, situate within an
Hundred and Fifty Miles of the City of Yorke, shall forthwith take special Care, for to make Stay of all Arms and
Ammunition carrying towards Yorke, until they have given
Notice thereof unto the Lords and Commons, and shall
have received their further Direction: And, for the better
Effecting hereof, the said High Sheriffs, Justices of the
Peace, and other Officers, are further to take special Care,
that strict Watches be kept within their several Limits
and Jurisdictions, for the Searching for and Seizing of all
such Arms and Ammunition; as likewise, for the Apprehending of all Persons going with the same.
Ordered, To be carried up by Sir Gilbert Gerard.
A Message to be sent to the Lords, To-morrow Morning, to desire their Lordships to expedite the Declaration
concerning the Causes and Remedies.
Restoring Goods seized.
Whereas Francis Bickley, Richard Edisbury, Wm.
Kendall, and others, Merchants of London, have petitioned
this House; and have set forth, in their Petition, that
they trusted divers Goods to Thomas Hannon and James
Roche, Merchants of Limerick in Ireland; the which Goods
were seized at Bristoll, as belonging to Irish Merchants,
the greatest Part of the Kingdom being then in Rebellion:
It is this Day Ordered, That in regard that the said Goods
were contracted for before the Rebellion broke forth, that
the Merchants that trusted these Goods to the said Hannon
and Roche, shall have the said Goods restored unto
them, for Satisfaction of their Debts; the House being
informed, that the said Hannon and Roche are consenting
thereunto; and that the Mayor and other Officers of
Bristoll, in whose Custody the said Goods are, do forthwith deliver the same accordingly.
Person reprimanded and discharged.
... Crosse, who was sent for, as a Delinquent, by a former Order of this House, for keeping Disorders in his
House, keeping an Alehouse on the last Fast Day, contrary and in Contempt of an Ordinance of both Houses
for the Observing of the same, was this Day called in to
the Bar; and, after a sharp Reprehension from Mr.
Speaker, was, by Order of the House, discharged from
any farther Restraint.
Pass for Lawrence.
Ordered, That Mr. Adam St. Lawrence, Son to the
Lord of Heath, shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to
transport himself, his Servant, and his Baggage, into