Die Lunæ, 26 Decembris, 1642.
Proclamation against Plundering.
ORDERED, That the Mayor of Salisbury shall be
required to publish the Proclamation concerning the
Preventing of Plundering.
King's Proclamation not to be published.
And it is farther Ordered, That he shall not publish
the other Two Proclamations, intituled, "His Majesty's
Proclamations to all the Inhabitants of his Counties of
Oxford, Northampton, Bucks, Middlesex, &c. commanding them to give Notice to the next Quarter of his
Majesty's Army, of the Approach of any of the Rebels
Forces near unto them: And, for his Obedience to this
Order, he shall be protected and saved harmless, by the
Authority of this House.
Bringing up Prisoners.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Militia in London
do forthwith send a Party of some Forty Musqueteers,
and Barges, to bring up, in safe Custody, the Seventeen
Prisoners, sent up by Sea from Portesmouth, now remaining in Custody with Captain Lutton, Captain of the
Maidenhead, now at Gravesend: And to dispose of them
as Prisoners to Lambeth House, and Winchester House,
in such Manner as they shall think fit; they being committed for High Treason, for levying actual War against
the King and Parliament.
Ordered, That Captain Tison, Master of the Ship that
brought Officers out of Holland to Yarmouth, who was
formerly committed Prisoner to the Compter in Southwarke, and broke out from thence, and is since taken, be
forthwith committed Prisoner to Newgate; there to be
kept strictly ... carefully, being committed for High
Ordered, That the Two Frenchmen, Dancers, that were
taken in the Watch, and committed Prisoners, be forthwith discharged from any farther Imprisonment.
Mr. Grimston informs the House, That Sir Tho. Jermyn will voluntarily contribute a Hundred Marks, upon
Discharged from Custody.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Tho. Jermyn shall be discharged
from any further Restraint: And shall have Liberty to
dispose of himself to any Place he shall think fit; either
about this Town, or within Ten Miles of this Town.
The Question being put, Whether the Question for his
absolute Discharge should be now put;
|The House was divided.
|The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yea, 65.
|Sir Tho. Cheeke,
||Tellers for the Noe, 56.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Tho. Jermyn, now in the Serjeant's Custody, be forthwith discharged from any farther
King's Correspondence with Scotland.
Ordered, That all Pacquets and Bearers, coming from
his Majesty, or any of his Secretaries of State, to the
Council, Chancellor, or Secretaries of Scotland, or to the
Scottish Commissioners, resident here; and from any of
them back to his Majesty or his Secretary of State; as
also all Packets and Bearers from the Council, Chancellor,
or Secretary of Scotland, to the Scottish Commissioners;
and from the Earl of Lindsay, or any other Nobleman,
Commissioner, coming from that Kingdom back again to
the Council, Chancellor, or Secretary of Scotland; may
pass without Search or Stay: And that all Post Masters
be commanded readily to furnish Horses for all such
Pacquets, as they will answer at their Perils.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
That, whereas the Lords had formerly desired a
Conference, touching a Letter received from the Lords
Lieutenant of Ireland, and concerning some Carriages in
the Letter Office; That this House returned Answer,
They would return Answer by Messengers of their own:
The Lords do now desire, That this House will give a
present Conference concerning these Matters; and likewise a Conference, concerning some Particulars in the
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House is now in Debate of great Business, concerning
the Peace and Safety of the Kingdom.
Ordered, That it be recommended to my Lord General
to give Order for the speedy Payment of the Arrears due
to Colonel Bulstrod.
Sir Jo. Northcott is appointed to carry up to the Lords
the Propositions concerning Devonshire.
Propositions to the King.
According to the Order of Saturday last, the House
fell into the Consideration of the Matter of the Propositions; and first with the Preamble.
Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Pym, Mr. Hen. Vaine, Mr. Browne,
Mr. Hollis, Sir Jo. Holland, Mr. Rous, Mr. Glyn, Sir Ph.
Stapleton, Mr. Perepointe, Mr. Waller, Mr. Strode, Sir
This Committee is to consider of the Preamble to the
Propositions; and of stating the Cause of taking up
Arms; And are to meet To-morrow, at Seven Clock,
in the Court of Wards.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House will
proceed with the Propositions.
Resolved, &c. That the House doth assent unto the
First of these Propositions sent down from the Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Wilde do give an Account
unto this House, To-morrow Morning, of the Bill concerning Innovations: Mr. Wheeler, of the Bill of Pluralities: Mr. Rigby, of the Bill for an Assembly: Mr.
White, of the Bill against scandalous Ministers: And to
inform the House which of these Bills are presented to
his Majesty, and which not; and in which of those Bills
the Time is elapsed, and in which not.
Resolved, &c. That the Second Proposition, viz. That
the Rights, Liberties, and Privileges of Parliament may
be no ways infringed, but maintained, shall be laid aside.
Resolved, &c. That One of the Propositions to his
Majesty shall be, to desire his Majesty, that he will be
pleased to leave all Delinquents to the Justice and Proceedings of Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That the House shall declare in particular such Delinquents against whom they will proceed.
Advance of Money.
Ordered, That the Committee for Advance of Monies
do make Report, concerning the Cochineal, To-morrow
Morning, the first Business: And that next Mr. Trenchard do make Report concerning Monies: And that
then the House do proceed to take the Matter of the
Propositions into farther Consideration.
Ordered, That Sir H. Heyman, a Member of this House,
who hath his Horse seized and taken by Mr. Browne,
Mr. Beard, or their Agents, have his Horse forthwith
restored unto him, according to the Order and Privilege
of Parliament; as they will answer their Contempt or