Die Sabbati, 18 Decembris, 1641.
MRS. Rachael Legg, and Rich. Legg her Son, this
Day took the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy, having a Bill in for their Naturalization.
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Lord Gray and
Mr. John Finch shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That all Process for levying the Fine of Five
hundred Pounds, or any Part thereof, imposed by the
Court of Star-chamber upon Mich. Sparkes, for printing
a Book, intituled, Histrio Mastix, shall be staid; and,
if any be already gone forth, that the same to be superseded, until the Cause be determined by this House.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the better Payment
of the several Sums therein specified by and out of the
Estate of Sir Abraham Dawes, Sir Tho. Dawes, and John
Dawes, Esquire; and, upon Question, committed unto
the Committee for the Customers.
Mr. Holland, Mr. Marton, Sir Sam. Owfeild,.. Anth.
Irby, * Aiscough, are added to this Committee: And
are to meet, upon it in the Star-chamber, on Monday
Morning at Eight of Clock: And the Petitions of Sir
* * * *
Letters from France.
Sir H. Vane, * Erle, * Colpeper, * Aiscough, *
Armyn, * Northcott, Mr. Martin, Sir Jo. Holland, are to
peruse the Letters sent to Mr. Speaker from the Justices
of Surrey, and brought out of France by one Warnford.
The said Warnford was called in; and ordered to be
kept in safe Custody till he be examined.
That Mr. Speaker write his Letter to the Commissioners of the Sewers for the great Levy, to require
them, that the great Bank made on the South Side of
the River of Neine, reaching from Stand-ground Staffe
to Wisbich, be so made, kept, and preserved, that the
Country * * * *
That the Committee appointed for the Bill for dividing the Parish of Wigan, shall proceed in the Consideration of Holland....
The Title and Articles of Impeachment of Daniel
Oneale Esquire, by the Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, in their own Name, and in the Name
of all the Commons of England, in Maintenance of their
Accusation, whereby he standeth charged with High
Treason, were all severally read, and voted; and, upon
the Question, assented unto: And
Resolved, upon the Question, That these Articles of
Impeachment be forthwith ingrossed.
Resolved, upon the Question, That these Words, "in
the Presence of the Commons," shall be inserted in the
Conclusion of these Articles.
Examining Warford, &c.
Sir Walth. Erle reports, that they had examined Warford, and the Letters; and find no Matter of Consequence
in them: And thereupon the Letters were again delivered
unto him; and he ordered to be discharged.
House for Scotch Commissioners.
Ordered, That Mr. Spurstoe, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Venn,
and Mr. Moore, do repair to the City, to view the House
of Sir Wm. Midleton, and the Furniture; and to treat
for the same, for the Use of the Scoche Commissioners;
and to inform the Owners thereof, that this House will
defray the Charges, both for the House and Furniture
fitting for the same.
Ordered, That Mr. Arthur Goodwyn do go up to the
Lords with this Message; and, at the Bar, in the Name
of the Commons of England, accuse Daniel Oneal of
High Treason; and to acquaint the Lords, that this
House will, with all convenient Speed, send up Articles
of Impeachment, in Maintenance of that Accusation.
Declaration and Petition.
Mr. Pym reports the Conference with the Lords, concerning the Declaration and Petition, and the Amendments: The which Amendments were read; and voted;
and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Sir Samson Eures and Mr. Hebblethwayte are to prepare
a Bill, and present it to the House on Monday next, for
a Contribution through the Kingdom, for the Relief of
the distressed Protestants that are fled out of the Kingdom of Ireland.
Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed to
consider of the Affairs of the Navy, to draw an Order,
according to the Debate this Day, about the Disposing
of the Monies for Tonage and Poundage: And likewise
to consider what Way is fit for this House to take, for
the Continuance of Sir Hen. Vaine in the Place of Treasurer for the Navy: and have Power to send for Parties,
Witnesses, and Writings: And are to meet on Monday
next, at Eight of the Clock, in the Star-chamber.
The Humble Petition of the Officers of the late Army,
was this Day read.
And some of the Officers, that presented it, were called
in, And Mr. Speaker told *
"That it is the great Necessities of this Kingdom, that
has unexpectedly fallen upon them, that has prevented
the full Satisfaction, which they much desire to give you:
That within a very * * * *"
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Rich and
The King has been made acquainted, by some Lords
appointed by the Lords House, with those Days that
were desired by both Houses for a Fast: His Majesty
doth well like and approve of them.
Message to Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Hollis shall go to the Lords on
Monday next with this Message; to acquaint their Lordships, that this House has done all they can in the Two
Particulars, of the Bill for Pressing of Soldiers; and the
Treaty with the Scotts; and sent them up to their Lordships; and, that if their Lordships shall not give speedy
Expedition to these Particulars, and that the Affairs of
Ireland do suffer thereby, that they must profess themselves free from those Inconveniencies.
He is likewise to delived up the Papers concerning the
Declaration; and do declare, that this House does assent
to all their Amendments.
Ordered, That, on Monday next, a Conference shall
be desired with the Lords concerning the Parliament in
Ireland; and likewise concerning the Preventing the Inconveniences that may happen by the Determination of
the King's Commission, either by the Death of the Lord
Lieutenant of Ireland, or the Lord Justices; and likewise
concerning the Repairing into Ireland of all such as are
Members of either House of that Kingdom.
Sir Walt. Erle and Mr. Pym are appointed to prepare
Heads for this Conference; and to present them to the
Ordered, That the Citizens, that serve for the City,
shall take the best and speediest Course they can, for
publishing through the City the Directions for the Fast
to be observed on Wednesday next.
Serjeant Wilde reports the Bill for pressing Mariners
&c. with...: The which Amendments were twice read;
and the Bill with the Amendments, was, upon the Question, ordered to be ingrossed.
Phillips, a Priest.
That the Answer to the Conference with the Lords,
concerning Ro. Phillips the Priest, shall be respited for
some little time; and that a Message be sent to the
Lords, to desire, that some Witnesses may be examined
against him, upon Oath.
Ordered, That Mr. Chillingworth's Petition shall be
read on Monday next, after that the Matter of protesting
shall be settled.
The Petition of Sir John Coniers Knight was this Day
Ordered, That Sir Ro. Harley, that brought in the
Petition, shall return this Answer; That, when the
House shall take into Consideration the Petition from
the Officers of the late Army, they will likewise take into
particular Consideration the Petition now exhibited from
Sir John Coniers.
The Wages, reported from the Committee, to be allowed to Captain Charles Lloyd, and others; viz. to Captain Lloyd, as Quartermaster General, Twenty Shillings
per Diem; as principal Engineer Ten Shillings per Diem;
to the Work-master Four Shillings; to Two Conductors
Three Shillings; to One Clerk One Shilling Sixpence
per Diem; in all One Pound Eighteen Shillings and Sixpence per Diem; were read; and approved of, and assented
unto; and ordered to be inserted into the State of the War.
Leave of Absence.
Sir Guy Palmes, Sir Edw. Littleton, have Leave to go
into the Country.
Ordered, That the Bill for securing the Persons of
Papists, be recommitted to the same Committee: And
all, that will come, are to have Voices: And they are
to consider of such Amendments as they shall think fit
to offer to the Lords at a Conference: And are to present them to this House: And are to meet on Tuesday
next at Eight of Clock in the Star-chamber.