Die Jovis 28 Julii, 1642.
Tonage and Poundage.
THE Ordinance concerning the Settling the Monies
payable upon Tonage and Poundage, according to
former Order, was this Day read; and ordered to be
recommitted, as to the Sixth Clause: And to take some
Consideration of giving Directions for the Paying the
One per Cent. And to consider of some Time for the
Continuance of it.
And the rest of the Clauses being put to the Question;
|The House was divided: And
|The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yea, 82.
||Tellers for the Noe, 32.
|So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.
Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Rolle, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Cage,
Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Green, * Ro. Pye, are to consider of
the Ordinance concerning the Customs, as to those Points
for which it was recommitted: And are, to this Purpose,
to withdraw presently.
Mayors of Salisbury, &c.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the Mayor of
Salisbury, who was complained of in this House, and
ordered to be summoned to attend, be referred to the
Committee for Informations: And the Complaints against
the Mayors of St. Albanes and Herts are likewise referred
to the Examination and Consideration of this Committee.
Members to be examined by Lords.
That this House does give Consent, that Mr. Baptist
Noell, Sir Tho. Cheeke, Mr. Ger. Loe, Members of this
. . . , may be examined in the Cause of the Lord Mayor,
so that it may be no Delay to that Trial.
Letter from E. of Warwick.
A Message from the Lords * * * *.
The Lords do desire a Conference, by Committees of
both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it
may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning a Letter received from the Earl of Warwick.-
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
approve and nominate Mr. Rich. Erisey, Mr. Jo. Trefusis,
and Mr. Nicholas Trefusis, to be Deputy Lieutenants for
the County of Cornewall.
This Vote was carried up to the Lords by Mr. Rowse,
for their Concurrence.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Waller brings Answer of the Message carried up
by him on Tuesday last, (which was, to deliver the Answer of this House to his Majesty's Answer to the late
Petition), that the Lords will send Answer by Messengers of their own.-
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and will
give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Mr. Pym, Sir Ph. Stapilton, Mr. Holles, are appointed
Reporters of this Conference.
Mr. Rowse brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to
the Three Deputy Lieutenants, carried up by him, for
the County of Cornewall.
Mr. Strode presented an Order for Sir Walth. Erle,
and others to put the Militia in Execution in the County
of Dorsett: Which was read:
THE Lords and Commons in Parliament now assembled, being informed of divers warlike Preparations lately
made, and many threatening Speeches given out, in the
County of Dorset, and the Parts adjoining; intimating an
Intention of Raising War to the Disturbance of the Peace
of that County; and also taking into their Consideration
the present Troubles and Distractions of the whole Kingdom; do Ordain, That Denzell Holles Esquire, Sir Thomas Trenchard, and Sir Walter Erle, Knights, and John
Browne Esquire, or any Two of them, shall have Power
and Authority to arm, train, and put in Readiness, all
and every the Inhabitants of that County, fit for the Wars,
as well of the Trained, as other Volunteers, both Horse
and Foot; and them under the Command of such Captains and other Officers, as they the said Denzell Holles,
Sir Thomas Trenchard, Sir Walter Erle, and John Browne,
or any Two of them, shall nominate and appoint, to lead
and conduct, as well against all foreign Forces that shall,
in hostile Manner, invade the said County, as for the
Resisting and Opposing all such other Forces as shall be
there raised, to the Disturbance of the Peace of that
County: And herein the Sheriff, and all other his Majesty's Officers, are required to be aiding and assisting
unto them, with their best Endeavours.
Prisoners from Caermarthen.
Ordered, That the Four Prisoners brought up by the
Under Sheriff of the County of Caermarthen, shall be
forthwith sent to the Gatchouse: And that it be referred
to Sir Ro. Pye, Mr. Pym, and Mr. Wheeler, to consider of
the Charges that the Sheriff has been at, in the bringing
of them up, and for keeping them Fourteen Weeks, by
the Default of the Sheriff of Brecon, who refused to receive them at his County, as the Order for bringing them
up from Sheriff to Sheriff did require.
Horse from Enfield.
Ordered, That the Parties that brought up the Horse
from Enfield do attend the Lord General, to receive his
Directions what shall be done therein.
A Letter from the Earl of Warwick, of the 26th of
July 1642, was this Day read; and referred to the Committee of the Navy, where Mr. Green has the Chair.
Declaration of Parliament.
Mr. Hollis presented, from the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom, a Declaration expressing the Reasons and Grounds that force the Parliament to raise Arms:
Which was read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be delivered unto the Lords
To-morrow, at a Conference; and to be printed.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Rich and
Capt. Slingsby. &c.
Trial of Ld. Mayor.
The Lords commanded us to let you know, that Capt.
Slingsby and Capt. Wake, whom their Lordships have
committed, have divers times petitioned for their Enlargement: They desire to know if this House have any thing
to say against them. They likewise have commanded
us to acquaint you, that they have put off the Trial of
the Lord Mayor till To-morrow, Nine of Clock peremptorily.
That it be left to the Discretion of the Committee
appointed to manage the Evidence at the Trial of the
Lord Mayor, to reply, or not to reply, to the Lord
Mayor's Counsel, as they shall see Occasion.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers: That this
House has considered their Lordships Message: And, as
to Capt. Slingsby, and Capt. Wake, the House leaves it to
their Lordships to do with them as in their Judgment
they shall think fit. And they do take Notice of their
Lordships Resolution to proceed with the Trial of the
Lord Mayor To-morrow Morning, at Nine of Clock
Mr. Green reports the Clauses re-committed, in the
Ordinance for the Settling of the Customs: The which were
read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and
ordered to be delivered unto the Lords at a Conference.
Mr. Green, Mr. Solicitor, and Mr. Strode, are to
manage this Conference: And Sir Wm. Lewes is to desire
Informations concerning King's Guards, &c.
Ordered, That the Letter written to Sir Ph. Stapleton,
and the Informations concerning some Houses and Goods
plundered by the Soldiers of the King's Guard, be forthwith printed: And that the Servants of the Earl of Holland, Sir Jo. Holland, and Sir Ph. Stapleton, be examined
upon Oath, what Words they heard some of the Cavaliers give forth, when the said Committee presented the
late Petition to his Majesty: And that the said Depositions be printed.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Sir Gilbert Gerard to be Treasurer . . this
Army to be raised by the Parliament: And that the
Lords Concurrence be desired herein.
A Letter from one of Marleborough, concerning the
Removal of the Magazine from Marleborough of the 25th
of this Instant July, written to Mr. Philip Smyth, a Member of this House, was this Day read: And the House
took Notice of the Carriage of the Townsmen there: And
Mr. Smyth ordered to return Thanks to the Town.
Apprehending Commrs of Array.
Ordered, That the Lords be moved to send down
Orders into the Counties of Somersett and Wiltes, for the
Apprehending of the Marquis Herts, the Lord Seymour,
and such other Commissioners as shall put the Commission
of Array in Execution in those Counties.
Arms from Hull.
Ordered, That Capt. Jo. Bradley who is appointed to
take up the Arms formerly sent from Hull, be required
to take Care likewise for the taking up of these Arms now
sent from Hull, aboard the Ship called the Elizabeth, of
Hull, Jo. Mould Master of the same.
Tumults at Stepney.
Ordered, That the whole Business of the Tumults at
Stepney, on Sunday last, and Wednesday last, be referred
to the Examination of the Committee for the scandalous
Ministers: And are to meet To-morrow at Seven of
Clock in the Court of Wards.