Die Jovis, 2 Martii, 1642.
Warrant to Waterworth.
ORDERED, That Tho. Waterworth, a Messenger,
shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to go to Oxon, in
a Coach and Four Horses.
Informations concerning Renche.
Ordered, That the Informations taken concerning one
Mr. Renche, shall be referred to the Committee for Informations.
The Ordinance for Sequestering the Estates of Delinquents, &c. was again taken into Consideration.
Resolved, &c. That Deans, Deans and Chapters, shall
be comprised within this Ordinance.
Resolved, &c. That the City of London shall have
Power mutually to associate with such Counties as shall
agree to associate together with them: And that it shall
be taken for a good Service, and much conducing to the
Safety of the Kingdom, in such Counties as shall associate with the said City.
Deferring the Assizes.
Ordered, That the several and respective Members of
the House, that are of the several Counties, do forthwith
disperse the Ordinance for putting off the next Assizes.
Mr. Stephens carried up to the Lords the Ordinance for
Securing and Repayment of Seven hundred Pounds, advanced by divers Members of the House, for the Service
of Gloucestershire, &c.
King's Proclamation to Kent, &c.
A Proclamation, intituled, "His Majesty's ......,
forbidding all his loving Subjects of the Counties of Kent,
Surrey, Sussex, and Hampshire, to raise any Forces without his Majesty's Consent; or to enter into any Association, or Protestation, for the Assistance of the Rebellion against his Majesty;" was this Day read: And
Resolved, &c. That in this Proclamation, prohibiting
the Association of divers Counties, and the Contribution
to the Army under the Command of the Earl of Essex,
warranted by Authority and Direction of Parliament,
there are contained divers false and scandalous Charges,
upon the Proccedings of the Parliament: And that it is
Treason against the Commonwealth, in those that advised his Majesty to the Setting forth of this Proclamation; and likewise in all such as shall publish the same;
or act any thing upon it: And that the Houses will proceed against them according to Law.
Resolved, &c. That whosoever advised the Setting forth
of this Proclamation, did thereby express a malicious Intention to hinder the Treaty, and the Peace, and happy
Union, to be hoped from thence, between the King and
Lords to sit.
Mr. Herbert is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire
them to sit awhile.
Mr. Herbert brings Answer, That the Lords will sit
awhile, as is desired.
Mr. Stephens brings Answer, That the Lords do agree
to the Ordinance for securing the Seven hundred Pounds
advanced by divers Members of the House, for the Service of Gloucestershire, &c.
King's Proclamation to Kent, &c.
Resolved, &c. That these several Counties of Kent,
Surrey, Sussex, and Hantshire, or any other Counties,
notwithstanding any thing in this Proclamation, may proceed to associate themselves.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee of Members, of both
Houses, be nominated to prepare a Declaration for vindicating the Proceedings of Parliament from the Scandals
laid upon them in this Proclamation; and upon the other
Matters contained in these Votes.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords Concurrence be desired
Sir Christ. Yelverton went up to the Lords, to desire a
Conference by Committees of both Houses, concerning
a Proclamation issued forth, touching the Association of
the Counties of Kent, Surry, Sussex, and Hantshire, &c.
Sir Christ. Yelverton brings Answer, That the Lords
will give a present Meeting, at a Conference, as is desired.
Mr. Pyn, Mr. Holles, Mr. Herbert, are appointed
Managers of this Conference.
The Question being propounded, Whether Mr.
Speaker should now issue forth his Warrant to the Clerk
of the Crown in the Chancery, for Issuing out of a Writ
for Electing of another Burgess to serve in this present
Parliament for the Town of Newtown, in the Isle of Wight,
in the Room and Stead of Mr. * Weston, chosen to serve
for that Place, and since disabled by this House;
The Question was put, Whether this Question should
be now put: And
It passed with the Negative.
Mr. Pym is appointed to bring in the Letter from the
Queen of Bohemia to Prince Rupert, To-morrow Morning,
that was intercepted by the Lord Fairefax, in Yorkeshire.
Upon Mr. Green's Report, from the Committee for
It is Resolved, &c. That the Ships, both of the King
and Merchants, that were formerly ordered to be a Winter Guard, and are now forth at Sea, in the Employment
of the State, shall still continue forth upon the same Employment: And that it be referred to the Committee for
the Navy, to make Provisions, to furnish them for their
farther Continuing forth upon the Employment, accordingly.
Persons to attend.
Ordered, That Mr. Lechland and Mr. Crone, Merchants, and Sir Anth. Percivall, be summoned and required to attend the House, To-morrow Morning at Nine
of Clock, to give their Answers, Why they do not pay in
their Monies due upon Customs, according to their Bonds
Message from the Lords, by Sir Rob. Riche, and Mr.
That the Lords had agreed to those Votes brought up
at the last Conference, concerning the Proclamation; and
have appointed Seven of their House to meet this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, to prepare a Declaration for
the Vindication of both Houses from the Aspersions cast
upon them by that Proclamation.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Hollys, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Mr. Martyn, Sir
Wm. Armyn, Sir Walt. Earle, Sir Wm. Strickland, Sir
Peter Wentworth, Mr. Constantine, Sir Jo. Corbett, Mr.
Higby, Sir Jo. Cooke, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Whitacres;
This Committee is appointed to meet with a proportionable Number of the Lords, at Four of the Clock this
Afternoon, to prepare a Declaration upon the Votes of
the last Conference, for the Vindication of both Houses
from the Aspersions cast upon them in the Proclamation
presented at the last Conference.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has nominated a proportionable Number of this
House, as is desired.
Ordered, That the House do resume the Debate of
the Business, concerning this Report from the Committee
of the Navy, To-morrow Morning: And that after Eight
Clock in the Morning no Committee shall sit.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Wilde do bring in the
Ordinance amended according to the Sense of the House,
concerning the Assessing of Malignants.
Sir J. Blagrave.
Ordered, That Mr. Sandys do report, on Saturday next,
the Bill concerning Sir Jo. Blagrave.
Warrants not to be issued against Rombida.
Ordered, That the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex be
required not to issue out any Warrants, upon the Ne
exeat regnum, against Diego de Escary Marcus de la
Rombida, and Ignatio de Lanhahola, Spanish Merchants,
for the Apprehending of them, or any of them: And, that
if any Warrants be issued out to that Purpose already,
that the said Sheriffs do recall the same; and not to proceed upon that Writ against the said Persons, till the
Pleasure of this House be further known.
The humble Petition of divers Inhabitants in and
about the Town of Ashforde in the County of Kent was
read; humbly desiring this House to appoint Mr. Joseph
Boden, an orthodox Divine, to be their Lecturer, to preach
every Saturday in the Week, and every Lord's Day in
It is Ordered, by the Commons House of Parliament,
That the said Mr. Joseph Boden shall be their Lecturer,
to preach every Saturday about Ten a Clock, and every
Lord's Day in the Afternoon: And the Vicar of the said
Parish, and the Churchwardens, and all others whom it
may concern, are required to permit him the said Mr.
Boden to preach there the said Days, without Lett or
Ordered, That the Matter coucerning Captain Vincent Harris be again referred to the Committee of the
Whereas it appeareth upon the Accompts of the late
Commissioners of the Customs, that there are divers
Parcels of Goods, belonging unto several Merchants, remaining in the Storehouse; most Part of which Goods
are upon Bills of Sight and otherwise imperfected, contrary to the Promise of Merchants at the Time of their
Entries: So that the Customs due for those Goods are
unsatisfied; to the great Prejudice of the Affairs of the
Navy, especially in this Exigent of setting forth the Fleet,
for which there is pressing Occasions of Monies; It is
this Day Ordered, by the Commons, That all Merchants, who have Goods in the said Storehouses, do, before the Twentieth Day of March next, make perfect
their several Entries in the Custom-house, and payed
their Customs due thereupon: And it is Declared, That
what Goods soever shall after the said Twentieth Day of
March next, remain in the said Warehouse, shall by
Order of Parliament, be put to Sale; and the Monies
proceeding thereof be employed to the Use of the Navy.
Whereas the Plantations in New England have, by the
Blessing of Almighty God, had good and prosperous Success, without any publick Charge to this State; and are
now likely to prove very happy for the Propagation of
the Gospel in those Parts, and very beneficial and commodious to this Kingdom and Nation: The Lords and
Commons, now assembled in Parliament, do, for the better Advancement of those Plantations, and Encouragement of the Planters to proceed in their Undertakings,
Ordain, That all Merchandize and Goods, that by any
Merchant, or any other Person or Persons whatsoever,
hall be exported out of this Kingdom of England into
New England, to be spent, used or employed there, or
being of the Growth of that Kingdom, shall be from
thence imported hither, or shall be laden or put on board
in any Ship or Vessel for Necessaries, in passing and
returning to-and-fro; and all and every the Owner and
Owners thereof shall be freed and discharged of and from
paying or yielding any Custom, Subsidy, Taxation, Imposition, or other Duty, for the same, either inward or
outward, either in this Kingdom, or in New England, or
in any Port, Haven, Creek, or other Place whatsoever,
until both Houses of Parliament shall take further Order
therein to the contrary: And all and singular Customers,
Farmers, and Collectors of Customs, Subsidies, and Imposts, and other Officers, Ministers, and Subjects whatsoever, are hereby required and injoined, that they and
every of them, upon the Shewing forth unto them of
this Ordinance, or a true Copy thereof, under the Hand
of the Clerk of the House of Lords, or the Clerk of the
House of Commons, without any other Writ or Warrant
whatsoever, do make full, whole, intire, and due Allowance and clear Discharge, unto the said Owners of the said
Goods and Merchandizes, their Factors, Servants, and
Agents, according to the Tenor and true Meaning of this