Die Lunæ, 16 Maii, 1642.
ORDERED, That Sir Rob. Coke, and Sir Wm.
Lewis, and Mr. Arthur Goodwyn, shall presently
withdraw; and examine the Declaration; and present
the same to this House.
Victory in Ireland.
A Letter from the Lords Justices of the Ninth of
May; and a Relation of a great Victory obtained by Sir
Charles Coote, wherein he lost his Life by an unfortunate
Shot from One of his own Men.
Money for Ireland.
It is Ordered, That some of the Members of the
Committee of Adventurers of this House go unto the
Committee of Adventurers of London, to consider what
present Monies they can spare for the Service of Ireland:
They are likewise to send for Mr. Lawrence Halsteed,
Mr. Tho. Smyth, and Mr. Isaac Jones; and to persuade
them to join with the rest of the Company of the Merchant Adventurers, in Advancing of Monies for the important Service of Ireland; and to shew them the Letters
from Ireland; and to send them forthwith back again;
Sir Sam. Rolle, Mr. Long, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Mr. Crue,
Mr. Vassall, Mr. Bond, Mr. Hampden, Sir H. Mildmay,
Sir Wm. Waller, Mr. Browne, Mr. Ven, Mr. Spurstoe,
Ald. Soame, Sir Rich. Cave, Ald. Pennington, or any Six
Grant to Sir C. Coote's Children.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Lords be moved
to join with this House, to beseech his Majesty to bestow
the Lands of Florence Fitzpatrick, a Rebel, upon Sir
Charles Coote's Children, according to the Desires of the
Articles against Judge Bartlett.
Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to desire that "John Overmann," in One of the Articles against
Judge Bartlett, may be amended and made "Tho. Overman," and in another Article "Jo. Brookes" made
"Matthew Brookes:" And Mr. Pierrepointe is appointed
to go up with this Message to the Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Cresswell and Mr. Serjeant
Hide, be added to the Committee appointed to manage
the Evidence against Judge Berkeley: And this Committee
is appointed to sit this Afternoon.
King's Oath, &c.
Mr. Selden, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Whistler, Sir Sym. D'Ewes,
Mr. Whittlock, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Bridgeman, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Constantine, Mr. Fienis, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Pierrepointe;
This Committee, or any Two of them, is to consider
of the Form of the King's Oath, as it is upon Record,
and in Books of good Authority, and of the Statute of 25°
E. III. concerning the same; next, to consider, whether
Kings in refusing Bills, in former Times, gave any other
Answer, than Le Roy s'avisera; and to consider what
Persons have been proceeded against for High Treason,
notwithstanding they had the King's Command; and to
search Precedents, what Parliaments have done heretofore,
in like Case of the King's Absence from Parliament; and
the Parliament's putting Forces in Places of Strength, to
preserve them for the King and Parliament: And they
are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, and, afterwards, at such Times and Places, as they shall think fit.
Person sent for.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Frane, of
Pembroke Hall in Cambridge, who, Yesterday, preached
in the Forenoon at Paule's, be forthwith sent for, as a
Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this
House: And that he be required to bring the Copy of
the Sermon with him.
King's Refusal to pass a Bill.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you this
Letter, and the Message inclosed; which is directed "To
be communicated to this House;" the which they desire
may be sent back to them, so soon as it shall be read.
The Letter was of the Thirteenth of this Month, dated
at Yorke; and the Message inclosed was concerning his
Majesty's refusing to pass the Bill for Levying of Ten
Articles against Judge Berkeley.
Mr. Pierrepointe brings Answer, That the Lords have
agreed to the Amendments desired by this House, in the
Articles against Judge Berkeley.
Sir Wm. Lewis carried up to the Lords the Declaration;
and was appointed to desire their Lordships Concurrence
and Expedition therein; and that it may be printed and
published in all Parish Churches: and that if they shall
doubt of any Matter of Fact, they shall be ready to give
them Satisfaction at a Conference.
Examinations, &c. to be printed.
Mr. Perepoint presented these Examinations, Letters,
and Warrant, as the Opinion of the Committee, are fit
to be printed.
1. Colonel Goring's Examination.
2. Mr. Peirce's Letter.
3. Captain Chudleigh's First Examination.
4. Capt. Chudley's Second Examination.
5. Lieutenant Ballard's Examination.
6. Captain Legg's Examination.
7. Colonel Wm. Valvasor's Examination.
8. Warrant to transport Mr. Germaine.
9. Captain Legg's Second Examination.
10. Captain Legg's Third Examination, being to the
11. Sir Jacob Ashley's Examination.
12. Sir Jo. Conyers' Examination.
||Sir Jo. Conyers' Second and Third Examination.
15. Sir Foulk Hunck's Examination.
16. Sir Wm. Belfore's Examination.
17. James Wadesworth's Examination.
18. Jo. Lampan's Examination.
Eliz. Nutt, and Two Women more, there Examination.
20. Lord Digbie's Letter to Sir Lew. Dives.
21. Owen Conneille's Examination.
22. Mr. Pagett Dcane, of Rosse, Examination.
23. Lord Digbye's Letter to the Queen.
Ordered, That these Depositions be carried up to the
Lords: And that the Lords be desired to join in an
Order that they may be printed with the Declaration.
Affairs in Yorkshire.
A Letter from the Committees at Yorke, of the Thirteenth of this Instant Month, and divers Papers inclosed;
viz. A Petition from the Freeholders of the County of
Yorke, and their Protestation; his Majesty's Speech and
Propositions to the Gentry; and the Answer of both
Parties to his Majesty's Propositions; and his Majesty's
Answer to them; were this Day read.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Letter and the
Papers inclosed, be printed and published.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Thanks be returned
to the Committees at Yorke for their Care: And that
they return Thanks to the Sheriff, and those Gentlemen
and Freeholders of the County of Yorke, that in the
whole Carriage of this Business, expressed their Affections
and Loyalty to the King and Parliament.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Message be sent
to the Lords this Afternoon, so soon as they are set;
and a Conference desired, concerning Letters received
from the Committees at Yorke: And that at That Conference, those Letters and Papers inclosed be read, and
delivered; and the Lords desired to join with this House
in an Order, That they may be forthwith printed and
published; and that an Answer be sent to the Committees, and Thanks returned unto them, for their Care
in the Carriage of these Businesses; and that they return Thanks to the Sheriff, and those Gentlemen and
Freeholders of the County of Yorke, who in all these
Proceedings have expressed their Affection and Loyalty
to the King and Parliament.
Sir H. Vane, Mr. Holles, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Pym, are
appointed to manage this Conference:
And Sir Tho. Barrington is appointed to go up with
House to meet.
Ordered, That the House meet this Afternoon, at
Three of Clock.
SIR Tho. Barrington went up to the Lords, to desire
a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, according to the Order of the Morning.
Sir Tho. Barrington brings Answer, That the Lords
will give a present Meeting, in the Painted Chamber,
as is desired.
Contribution for Ireland.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Fifteen hundred
Pounds of the Contribution-money, now in Cash, shall
go to Dublyn, for the Service of Ireland.
The Question was propounded, whether the Committee for Contribution-money should be suspended.
And then the Question was put, whether this Question should be now put: And
It passed with the Negative.
Letters from Yorke.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
The Lords have likewise received Letters from their
Committees at Yorke: And if there be any thing in Their
Letters which is not in Yours, they desire to communicate it at this Conference.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has resolved to give a present Meeting to that
Purpose, as is desired.
The Managers of our Conference are appointed Reporters of the Conference desired by the Lords.
That the Order of the Fifth of May, concerning the
Sheriffs of London and Middlesex sending down a complete Company, of London or Middlesex, under the
Command of Major Skippon, to attend both Houses of
Parliament, shall continue till the said Houses shall take
Referred to the Committee of both Houses, to prepare
the Letter to the Committees.
Message to Lords.
Sir Gilbert Gerard is appointed to go to the Lords,
to desire them to sit awhile; to desire that the Committees of both Houses, concerning his Majesty's last
Messages, may meet presently.
He is likewise to carry up the Order concerning the
Continuance .. the Order of the Fifth of May, touching
the Guard attending the House.
Letter to Yorke Committees.
Ordered, That Mr. Waller shall prepare a Letter in
Answer to the Letters received from the Committees at
Yorke, according to the Expressions set forth in the
Order for the Conference: And that the printed Paper
of Summons for a Guard of Horse, upon Friday next,
to attend his Majesty, be referred to the Committee of
Lords and Commons, appointed to prepare an Answer to
his Majesty's last Messages; to consider * * * *.
Money for Ireland.
That Ten thousand Pounds shall be forthwith issued
and paid out of the Monies come in by the Adventurers
for Ireland, unto Mr. Nich. Loftus, Deputy Treasurer
at Wars, or his Assignee; to be sent to Dublyn, for the
Service of the Soldiers: And that the said Sum of Ten
thousand Pounds shall be repaid unto the said Adventurers, out of the first Monies that shall come in, after
that the Engagements already passed shall be satisfied.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Huncks shall be forthwith
paid his Arrears due unto him for his Entertainment in
the North, by Sir Wm. Uvedall, out of such Monies as
he hath in his Hands: And if any thing be made appear
hereafter, that any Sums are justly due from him for
Billet money, to the Inhabitants of Yorkshire, that then
Care shall be taken, such Sums shall be abated out of
such Monies as shall be due for his Entertainment in
the Service of Ireland.
Affairs at Yorke.
Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and Dr.
That the Lords do desire a present Conference, by a
select Committee of both Houses, how the Meeting of
the Horse on Friday next, at Yorke, may be prevented:
To that end they have named the Number of Six of their
House, and desire a proportionable Number of this House.
Sir H. Vane, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Waller, Mr.
Crue, Sir Rob. Cooke, Mr. Pym, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Sir
Samuel Rolls, Mr. Cage, Sir Antho. Irby, Sir Pet. Wentworth, Sir Henry Mildmy.
This Committee is to meet with the proportionable
Number of the Lords, concerning the Preventing the
Meeting of Horse on Friday next.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for
Money, to consider of the Propositions of Money remaining in Bank concerning the Aqueduct.
Loan from Merchant Adventurers.
Ordered, That Sir Hen. Mildmy, Sir Tho. Barrington,
or any Two of the rest of the Committees appointed to
treat with the Merchant Adventurers for Money, do go
To-morrow Morning, and acquaint them with the Answer
of Mr. Halsteed, and of his Willingness to engage himself
to lend Money for the Service of the Commonwealth;
and to desire the Merchant Adventurers to return their
speedy Answer, touching the Proposition of lending of
Monies, this Day made unto them; and to send for Mr.
Tho. Smith and Mr. Isaac Jones to receive their Answer.
Parliament Guards, &c.
Sir Gilbert Gerard brings Answer, That the Lords will
join with this House in the Order concerning the Guards;
and their Committee shall meet with a Committee of this
House presently, as is desired.
King's Answer to Message.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both
Houses, appointed to sit To-night, to consider of his
Majesty's Answer, concerning the Message sent to his
Majesty for the Levying of Men.
Ordered, That the Adventurers of additional Forces by
Sea, for the Relief of Ireland, shall have Three hundred
Barrels of Powder out of Guildhall, London; paying for
them according to the Rates proportioned by this House.
Ordered, That all, that will come, shall have Voices at
the Committee appointed to consider of the Establishing
and Maintaining a Preaching Ministry; and at the Committee for the Bill for the better Maintenance of the
Ministry, which is joined unto it; and for the Feoffees for
Impropriations, which is referred to the same Committee.
And they are to meet on Wednesday next, at Two, in the
Court of Wards; and afterwards, de die in diem, as they
shall think fit.
Ordered, That the same Order to consider the Raising
of present Monies, shall stand for To-morrow, as was
made for this Day.