Die Sabbati, 24 Decembris, 1642.
Warrant to attend the King.
RESOLVED, upon the Question, That Mr. James
Levinstein, of the Bed-chamber to his Majesty,
shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant, for himself and his
Man, to go to the Court to attend his Majesty, wherever
he is or shall be residing.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Dr. Fearne shall
be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, for Composing
and Publishing of a seditious Book, intituled, "The
Resolving of the Conscience, &c."
Resolved, That Mr. Tho. Newcomen Clerk, a Prisoner
in the Fleete, by Order of this House, be forthwith discharged from any farther Imprisonment.
Loan from Customers.
The Customers, and other Officers, and Under Officers
of the Customs were called in: And Mr. Speaker, by the
Command of the House, acquainted them, "That the
House hath been informed of your good Intentions and
Inclinations to a Peace; and of a good Correspondence
between his Majesty and his Parliament: The House
hath the like Inclinations; and have resolved to send
Propositions to his Majesty to that End: We are sure
you desire no other Peace, than what may be honourable and safe for his Majesty and the Kingdom: And
That cannot be attained, in any Probability, unless the
Army be kept up during the Time of the Preparation of
the Propositions: And, that they may do it, they desire
you would advance Twenty thousand Pound."
Sir Paul Pindar, in the Name of the rest, desired the
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Sir Ph. Stapilton, Mr. Holles, * Pym, * Wentworth,
These Gentlemen are presently to withdraw into the
Court of Wards, to confer with the Collectors and Officers of the Customs, concerning the Advance of Twenty
thousand Pounds, for supply of the Army, and to return
their Answer forthwith: And likewise to receive the Answer of such other Gentlemen as shall be sent unto them,
from the House, for the same Purpose.
Sir Geo. Whittmore was called in: And Mr. Speaker,
by the Command of the House, acquainted him, That the
House had been informed of his good Affections to a
Peace, &c. prout to the Customers. - Propounded unto
him the Loan of Three thousand Pounds, upon the Security of the Public Faith; to be repaid, with Interest. -
Answered, He had no Money: he could receive no Rents;
and desired to be excused from lending any Monies.
Others of the Gentlemen, Yesterday summoned, were
called in: And Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the
House, acquainted them, that the House had been informed of their good Affections to the Peace, &c. proùt
to the Customers: &c. - Propounded unto them the Loan
of Monies for keeping up of the Army.
Sir Jo. Cordell was called in: And the Loan of a
Thousand Pounds, upon the Publick Faith, to be repaid
with Interest....- Answered, He had no Monies.
Propounded; Whether he would be bound for a
Thousand Pounds. - Desired to be excused.
Sir Jo. Geare was likewise called in: And the Loan of
One thousand Pounds propounded unto him.- Desired
to be excused.
Mr. Cropley was likewise called in: And the Loan of
Three thousand Pounds propounded unto him, or that he
would be bound for such a Sum. - Desired to be excused.
Sir Hugh Windham was likewise called in: And the
Loan of Two thousand Pounds propounded unto him,
or that he would give his Security for the like Sum.-
Desired to be excused.
Mr. Smyth was likewise called in: And the Loan of
Two thousand Pounds propounded unto him, or that he
would give his Security for the like Sum. - Desired to be
Sir Wm. Acton was likewise called in: And the Loan of
a Thousand Pounds propounded unto him, upon the
Publick Faith, to be repaid with Interest, or that he would
give his Security for the like Sum.-Desired to be excused.
Loans for Western Parts.
Sir Jo. Bamfield carried up to the Lords the Ordinance
for securing such Monies as shall be lent, by well-affected
Members, to the Service of the Western Parts.
Ordered, That Captain Rich. Bingly shall still keep his
Company in Ireland, and ... dispensed with for his Absence; he being actually in Service in the Army raised
here by the Parliament, for Defence of the King and
An Ordinance for Contribution, to be published in all
the Churches of London, Westminster, and Liberties, &c.
to be employed towards the Relief of such maimed
Soldiers, as have been wounded in the Army under the
Command of the Earl of Essex; or the Widows of such
Soldiers as have been slain in the said Army; was this
Day read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented
unto; and ordered to be printed and published.
Loan from Customers.
Mr. Holles reports, from the Customers, that they had
been engaged, before this Proposition made by the House,
to the Navy, to advance Twenty Thousand Pounds:
Unless they might be disengaged there, they could not
advance this Twenty thousand Pounds: But if such of the
ablest as had subscribed the Petition, concerning a Peace;
might have some Directions to meet and confer together;
they did not doubt but good considerable Sums would be
advanced, to supply the Army during the Time of the
Treaty; it being their Opinion, that the Army ought to
be kept up.
Intercourse of Letters.
Ordered, That Mr. Pym bring in, on Monday Morning,
the Order from the Earl of Lindsay, for the free Intercourse of Letters, to be considered of.
Arrears due to the Scotts.
Two Papers from the Scotts Commissioners, of the
Twenty-fourth of December, signed by Ja. Primrose; the
One representing the sad Condition of their Army in
Ireland, through Want of their Pay, and all Provision of
Victuals, these full Five Months past; the other, desiring
the Payment of the Forty thousand Pounds, of the Brotherly Assistance, which was due at Midsummer last,
were this Day read.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Holles, Sir Wm. Armyn, Serjeant
Wilde, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir H. Heyman, Mr.
Marten, Sir Sim. D'Ewes, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Cage,
Sir H. Vane, Mr. Jo. Goodwyn, Mr. Holland;
This Committee, or any Four of them, are appointed
to prepare Answer to the Scotts Demands of the Forty
thousand Pounds, Arrear of the Brotherly Assistance,
upon the Heads here debated: And are to meet when
and where they please: And to bring it in on Monday
Morning. It is likewise referred to the same Committee,
to consider of some Way, How the Army in Ireland
may be furnished with Provisions of Money, Victuals,
Resolved, That the Matter of the Propositions shall
be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next,
at Nine of Clock.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Navy and Customs, to prepare a Declaration in Answer
to the Proclamation concerning the Receiving and Paying
of Customs: And Mr. Glyn, Mr. Whitlock, and Mr.
Prideaux, are added to this Committee.
Moore's, &c. Petition.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Captain Robert
Moore, and Mrs. Elizabeth Grey, be referred to the
Committee for the Navy, to take some Course with the
Searchers for their Relief.
Money to Duke of Yorke.
Resolved, That this Sum of One hundred and Twentysix Pounds, seized by Order of the House, shall be sent,
as they were appointed, to the Duke of Yorke.
Ordered, That Robert Aldus, who had brought Four
hundred Quarters of Barley, or more, and had laded
Part thereof at Woodbridge; the which Barley, upon Information, that it was shipped to be transported into
Duynkirke, was stayed by Order of this House; that the
said Robert Aldus, giving good Security at such Port, or
Ports, where he shall ship, or lade, the said Barley, that
he will transport it to the Port of London: that he shall
have Liberty to bring it to London: And, upon bringing
Certificate from the Customers of the Port, that he had
landed it here, he is to have his Bonds re-delivered.
Lord Gray's Commission.
A Commission from my Lord General Essex, to constitute my Lord Gray of Grooby, Serjeant Major General
of the Forces, raised, or to be raised, in the Counties of
Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Northampton, Huntingdon,
Bedford, and Bucks, was this Day read; and approved
of; being the like as That to the Earl of Stamford.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety of the
Kingdom do grant their Warrants to the Treasurer at
Wars, for the Payment of Two hundred Pounds to the
English Reformado Officers; according to the Report
this Day made from the Committee for the Safety of the
Kingdom, by Mr. Marten.
Prisoners of War.
Mr. Pym and sir Philip Stapilton do prepare a Declaration, concerning the Usage of the Prisoners taken by
the King's Forces.
Ordered, That the Petition of Roger Clerke, Citizen
and Grocer of London, who was committed to the Compter
in Southwarke, by Order of this House, upon the Report
from the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Surrey, be
referred to the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs, to do with the
Petitioner as they shall think fit, and see Cause.
Ordered, That Mr. Goodwyn do make Report, from the
Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, on Tuesday next.
WHEREAS the Lords and Commons, for divers
weighty Reasons, having declared, That they intend altogether to abolish and take away the Jurisdiction and
Office of Archbishops and Bishops, within the Realm of
England and Dominion of Wales; and now considering
how much Prejudice hath been brought upon this Church
and State, by such unworthy Persons as are usually presented to those Benefices, within this Kingdom, whereof
they are Patrons; having, for the most part, constantly
promoted such as have formented the unhappy Distempers
wherewith this Kingdom is so much afflicted: And being
informed, That the Vicarage of Silkeston, within the Jurisdiction of the Presentation of the Archbishop of York,
is now lately become void: It is Ordered, by the Lords
and Commons, That John Spofford Clerk shall be enabled
to serve the Cure, and receive the Profits and Fruits of
the Vicarage of Silkston aforesaid, in the West Riding of
the County of York: And the Archbishop and Archdeacon of York are hereby prohibited to present or grant
Institution or Induction to any other Clerk, for the Vicarage of Silkston, until both Houses of Parliament shall
take farther Order concerning the same.
Instructions for Western Counties.
Sir Jo. Northcott presented from the Committee for
the Western Parts, certain Propositions and Instructions
for the Deputy Lieutenants of those Counties: The which
were read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented
unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their
Concurrence, by Sir Jo. Northcott.
Grant to Phillipps, &c.
Whereas Captain Geo. Phillipps hath done good and
faithful Service, in blowing up Twenty-three Barrels of
Powder, and sinking his Barge and Eight Brass Pieces
of Ordnance, after he had spent all his Shot in the Fight
with the Cavaliers near Braintford; which Eight Pieces
of Ordnance he afterwards regained: It is this Day
Ordered, That Eighty-seven Pounds shall be given to the
said Captain Phillips; to be distributed to himself and
his Soldiers, Volunteers, that sustained Losses at that
Fight, according to the List presented with his Petition:
And that the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom
be moved to grant their Warrants to the Treasurer at
Wars, for Payment of the same, accordingly.
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