Die Veneris, 4 Novembris, 1642.
RESOLVED, upon the Question, That Mr. Rich.
Walcott, Citizen and Grocer of London, now under
Restraint upon the Receipt of a Certificate under the
Hands of Sir Jo. Wollaston, and Alderman Andrewes;
Treasurers, &c. that he has paid in an Hundred Pounds
upon the Propositions, be forthwith * * * *.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Restraint of
Mr. Baker Merchant be referred for the Committee of
Lords and Commons, appointed to receive the Returns
of such as contribute, or refuse to contribute.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Captain Conisbye
shall, as to his own Person, and his Men Servants, forbear his Residence in the Tower, till the House take
Ordered, That the Order for paying such Monies as
have been raised by Gentlemen of Dorsettshire, for paying the Four Companies of Foot left in the County of
Dorsett, for demolishing of Shirburne Castle, be recommitted to the Committee for Propositions: And it is
likewise referred to that Committee to consider of removing these Four Foot Companies, and Sir Walth.
Erle's Troop of Horse, into Devonshire, when the Service in Dorsettshire is ended.
Ordered, That the like Ordinance shall be made for
Sir Gilbert Gerard, Treasurer at Wars, for issuing out
of Monies upon the Earl of Warwick's Warrant, as he
formerly had for issuing out of Monies upon the Earl of
Essex his Warrant.
Horses belonging to Ill-affected.
Ordered, That the Deputy Lieutenants and Committee
of the County of Bedford shall have Power to take up
the Horses of such ill-affected Persons as they shall think
fit, and employ them in the Service of the Commonwealth; and give them the Publick Faith for repaying
for them hereafter.
Sir Sam. Luke, Sir Christ. Yelverton, Mr. Millington,
Mr. Pelham, are appointed to prepare an Order to be sent
to the Committees of the several Counties, for the taking
and employing, for the Service of the Commonwealth,
the Horses of such ill-affected Persons as they shall think
fit: And to take some such Course, that if the King's
Army shall come into any of these Counties, that the
Horses may be so provided for, that they may not be
made use of by that Army.
Payment to Lewis.
Resolved, upon * *, That a Thousand Pounds of the
Monies formerly ordered to be paid unto Colonel Goring,
out of the Monies collected in that County upon the Bill
of Four hundred thousand Pounds, be transferred, and
paid over unto Sir Wm. Lewis.
House to sit.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
The Lords do intend to sit this Afternoon, at Three
of Clock, to receive a Return of some Messengers that
they have sent: And desire that this House would do
the like, if with their Conveniency they might.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
This House has considered their Lordships Message;
and is resolved to sit this Afternoon, at Three of Clock,
as is desired.
Ordered, That the House sit this Afternoon, at Three
ORDERED, That this Proclamation concerning
the Securing the Persons, and Seizing the Estates of
Papists, about the Cities of London and Westminster, and
Parts adjacent, be re-committed unto Mr. Solicitor, Mr.
Glyn, Sir H. Vane, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Prideaux, Mr.
Rigby: Who are presently to withdraw upon it.
Ordered, That Peter Metcalfe, and his Servant Jo.
Bunce, be forthwith committed Prisoners to the Counter
in Wood-streete; there to remain during the Pleasure of
the House: And that his Horses be sent to the Commissaries here in London.
Ordered, That the Beef of Captain Duppae's Provision
be forthwith carried into the Tower; and there deposited,
and safely and well laid up, till the House take farther
Order: And Captain Bence is appointed to see this Order
put in Execution.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Tower do still
continue their Care and Service for the Security of that
Place; and for the Putting in Execution the former Order
of That Committee: And that the Lieutenant of the
Tower be required to put such Directions in Execution as
he shall receive from This Committee: And the Officers
of the Stores are required to issue out such Powder and
Ammunition, as the Committee shall think necessary from
time to time, for the Guards that come and watch there
King's Printer to attend.
Ordered, That Mr. Barker, Printer to the King's Majesty, be summoned forthwith to attend the House, for
printing the Proclamation, intituled, "His Majesty's gracious Pardon to the Cities of London and Westminster;"
notwithstanding that an Order had passed this House, that
they should not print any thing that concerned the Parliament, without first acquainting this House therewith.
Lord Lient. of Ireland.
A Message from the Lords by Dr. Aylett and Dr.
The Lords desire a present Conference, in the Painted
Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this
House, concerning the Lieutenant of Ireland's going into
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and will
give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Mr. Whitlock, Sir H. Mildmay, Mr. Strode, are
appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Ordered, That the Monies of Mr. Steward in Drurylane, stayed by some Citizens that have Order to search
Houses for Arms, Money, and Plate, be deposited in the
Guildhall, London: And that the Examination of this
Business be referred to the Committee for Examinations.
Lord Lieut. of Ireland.
Mr. Whittlock reported from the Conference, That the
Earl of Holland reported, That the Lord Lieutenant was
resolved to begin his Journey To-morrow; though he be
certain to meet with many Difficulties, as not being accommodated with those Requisites of Monies, and other
Provisions, as are necessary for a General employed in a
Service so important. The Lords do judge this Resolution of the Lord Lieutenant, notwithstanding these Difficulties, to be a real Testimony of his good and earnest
Affections to this Service; and do desire, that, for an
Encouragement of him in it, and for the better Enabling
him to do such Service at his Arrival as may be expected
from him, that this House would consider of some considerable Sum of Monies, and other Provisions for that
Army, that the Lord Lieutenant may carry with him;
though considering the Condition this Kingdom is now
in, they well know much cannot be expected.
Ordered, That on Monday Morning next, peremptorily,
the House shall take into Consideration how to support
the War in Ireland.
Sir H. Mildemay and Sir Ben. Rudyard are appointed
to go to the Lieutenant of Ireland; and, from this House,
to wish him a good Journey; and to desire him to expedite it; and to acquaint him, that the House has
resolved, on Monday next, to take into Consideration
how to support the War in Ireland.
Securing the River.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Navy shall have
Power to dispose of the Hulk, and the Roterdam Pinace,
now riding in the River of Thames, unto such convenient
Places as they shall think fit, for securing the said River;
and likewise to employ any other Boats or Vessels for that
Ordered, That this Order for seizing the Horses in
the Counties through which the ill-affected Forces are to
pass, this Day brought in, be recommitted to the former
Committee; with the Addition of Mr. Prideaux and Mr.
Constantine: And are to bring it in To-morrow Morning.