Die Martis, 10 Maii, 1642.
ORDERED, That the State of the Engagement
concerning the Waggon-monies, be reported on
The ingrossed Articles of Impeachment of Sir Geo.
Strode Knight, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors by
him committed, was now read; and, upon Question,
assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords.
The ingroffed Articles of Impeachment of Richard
Spencer Esquire, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors by
him committed, was now read; and, by Vote upon the
Queftion, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto
That, To-morrow Morning, Sir H. Mildmay desire a
Conference with the Lords, concerning the Impeachment
of Sir Geo. Strode and Mr. Spencer; and concerning the
Declaration received from the Scotts: And Mr. Peard;
Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Prideaux, Sir Wm. Lewes,
are to manage the first Part of the Conference; Mr. Pym
and Mr. Hollis the Second Part.
He is likewise to desire the Lords, That the Committee
of that House may meet with the Committee of this House,
to digest the Depositions in a fit Way fit for Publication.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Declaration at
large, do meet, To-morrow, between Six and Seven.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning the Depositions, do meet, on Thursday next, at Two post meridiem,
in the Inner Court of Wards; to consider of the Depositions, and to digest them in a fit Way for Publication.
Message to Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Wheeler do carry up to the Lords,
the Order concerning the Disposing of the Monies collected at Bristoll; and the Order for the Payment of the
Monies advanced by the Gentlemen of Bucks, upon the
Act of Contribution.
Burgesses of Bristoll.
Ordered, That Mr. Peard do, To-morrow Morning
peremptorily, report the Case of the Burgesses of Bristoll.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, (all other Businesses laid aside) the House, before any other Business
intervene, do take into Consideration some speedy Course
for Raising of present Monies: And that every Man do
seriously consider with himself, of some Propositions to be
offered to the House, for advancing of present Monies.
Loan from Merchant Adventurers.
Ordered, That Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir H. Mildmay,
Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Jo. Evelyn, and Mr.
Constantine, do treat with the Merchants Adventurers,
for the Forbearing of the Seventy thousand Pounds, lent
by them to the Use of the Commonwealth, which is
secured, and to be repaid, out of the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds; and to move them, that they
would make up the Seventy thousand Pounds an Hundred thousand Pounds; and take an especial Act of
Parliament for the Security of the Whole.
And the Merchant Adventurers are left at Liberty to
bring a Bill to Mr. Speaker: And he is appointed to acquaint the House with it, so soon as it comes to his Hands.
Ordered, That Mr. Reynolds do bring in a Bill, on
Thursday Morning, concerning the further Adventure for
Ireland, upon the Debate and Propositions this Day had
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
Paper from Secretary Nicholas.
The Lords have commanded to send unto you this
Paper: It has no Hand to it; but it is attested by Two
Witnesses, that it came from the Hands of Mr. Secretary
Nicholas: And desire that it may be referred to the
Committee appointed to take his Majesty's last Message
Proceedings against Inigo Jones.
They have likewise appointed on Friday next to hear
the Cause between Inigo Jones, and the Parish of St.
Gregorie's by Paule's.
Ordered, That Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Palmer,
Mr. Kirton, and Sir Dudley North, do prepare themselves to manage the Evidence against Inigo Jones, on
Friday next, before the Lords, upon the Impeachment
of the Commons: And that a Copy of this Order be
sent to the Gentlemen now absent.
The King's restraining Persons Attendance on Parliament.
I HAVE, according to your Desires, acquainted his
Majesty with the Three Orders you shewed me from the
Parliament, for Summoning of some of his Majesty's
Servants, and others of this County, to attend the Parliament: Whereto his Majesty hath commanded me to
give you this Answer;
"That He will not give Way that any of His Servants,
or others of this County, shall go out of the Shire, until
He shall have Justice done Him by the Parliament,
against Sir John Hotham, for the Affront and Indignity
offered His Majesty at Hull."
Ordered, That this Paper, now sent from the Lords,
concerning his Majesty's injoining his Majesty's Servants
and others of the County of Yorke, not to attend the
Parliament upon their Summons, be referred to the
Committee of both Houses appointed to consider of his
Majesty's last Message.
Riots in Waltham, &c. Forests.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor do prepare an Order,
and present it to the House, for Suppressing of riotous
Assemblies gathered together in the Forests of Waltham,
Enfield, Windesore, and Shottover, for the Killing and
Destroying the King's Deer there: And that Directions
be sent to the Lord Chief Justice in Eyre, to give unto
the Parliament a speedy Notice of such Riots as he
shall be informed of in any other of his Majesty's Forests,
that they may seasonably prevent it.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, Mr. Bisse shall have Leave to go to the Bath
for the Recovery of his Health.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning Money shall
have Power to sit when and where they please.
Raising Men for Ireland, &c.
Ordered, That the House do To-morrow Morning,
take into Consideration some Way for the Raising of Men
for Ireland; and for the additional Forces by Sea; in
case the Commission sent to his Majesty, be not returned
by that time.