Die Veneris, 10 Junii, 1642.
THE Company of Skinners doth chearfully condescend to bring in the Sum of Money charged upon
them towards the Loan of the Hundred thousand Pounds,
promised by the Citizens.
Engineers for Hull.
Resolved, upon * *, That the House doth order, that
the Engineer, sent to Hull, shall have Six Shillings per
Diem allowed him; and the Master Workman, Three
Shillings per Diem; and the Conductor, Two Shillings
And it is farther Ordered, That Mr. Wheeler shall pay
them, severally and respectively, a Month's Wages
That this scandalous Picture of Sir Jo. Hotham on
Horseback upon the Walls of Hull, his Majesty on Foot
before the Walls, shall be burnt by the Hands of the
common Hangman, presently, in the Palace yard; and
the Vent or farther Publishing of them strictly forbidden
and prohibited: And that it shall be referred to the
Committee for Printing, to inquire who was the Inventor,
and who the Printer and Publisher, that they may be
brought to condign Punishment. The Members are
straightly charged to deliver all of these Pictures that
they have, to the Hands of the Serjeant, that they may
It is farther Ordered, That the Serjeant shall seize all
the Pictures he can meet with in Westminster-hall: And
that the Master and Wardens of the Company of Stationers be required to seize, in all Places, all such Pictures as they shall meet with; and bring them to the
Bailiff of Westminster to be immediately burnt.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker shall send forth his Warrant, for the Apprehending of the Person that is suspected
to have designed this scandalous * *
Information of Arms.
Mr. Jo. Freeman being called in, says, that he hears,
by common Fame, that there is a great Provision of
Arms at Hanworth, the Lord Cottington's House, to arm
a Thousand Men.
One Taylor was * * * *, that a Servant of the Lord
Cottington's told him, that there were Two Rooms
* * * *
A Letter from the Portugall Ambassador, in Latin,
presenting his own Service to this House, and in this to
the Commonwealth; and likewise his Master's good
Affection to this Commonwealth, and to this House.
Sir Ben. Rudyard, Mr. Holles, Sir Simonds D'Ewes,
Mr. Law. Whittacre, are appointed to repair to the Portugall Ambassador, to return him Thanks for his Respects
expressed in his Letter to this House.
Defence of the Kingdom.
Mr. Holles carried up to the Lords the Declaration and
Propositions brought from the Committee appointed to
consider of the Defence of the Kingdom; and acquainted
the Lords what Course this House held in pursuance of
these Propositions; and desired that it might be forthwith
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Declaration
and Propositions be forthwith printed.
Mr. Holles brings Answer, That the Lords have received the Propositions; and do like well the Course this
House has observed in pursuance of them; and have
put them into the same Course: And, as for sending
them into London, they will send Answer by Messengers
of their own.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
The Lords have appointed Six of their Lordships to
go into the City, To-morrow in the Afternoon, for the
Advancement of the Propositions concerning the Defence
of the Kingdom; and desire this House would appoint
a Committee of a proportionable ... if they hold it
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Committee of a
proportionable Number shall be appointed to join with
a Committee of the Lords, as is desired.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House will appoint a proportionable Committee, as is
Mr. Holles, Mr. Long, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Mr. Hampden,
Mr. Marten, Mr. Fienis, Sir Sam. Rolle, Sir Jo. Holland,
Mr. Pierrepointe, Mr. Arth. Goodwyn, Mr. Edw. Ashe,
Sir Peter Wentworth;
This Committee is appointed to join with a Committee
of the Lords, to go into the City of London To-morrow
in the Afternoon, at Three of Clock, for the Advancing
of the Propositions for the Defence of the Kingdom.
Ordered, That the Gentlemen that serve for the City
do, from this House, forthwith require the Lord Mayor
to call a Common Hall, to meet To-morrow at Three
of Clock in the Afternoon.
Parliament Guards, &c.
The House being informed that the Sheriffs were at
the Door; * * * *
They said, they had formerly received Orders from
this House, for Sending down of Guards to attend both
Houses. That now, since they have received from his
Majesty a Writ under the Broad Seal, not to send forth
any Warrants, or Summons, concerning the Raising or
Training of Men, or Meddling with the Militia; and
that, likewise, seeing the Militia of the City is settled in
a Committee; they desire the Commands concerning it
may issue unto Them; yet, notwithstanding, they shall
submit themselves; and desired to know the Opinion of
The Sheriffs were again called in: And Mr. Speaker,
by the Command of the House, told them, "That you
have seen the Declaration of both Houses, concerning the
Proclamation, in which you may see the Opinion of
both Houses: You have likewise received divers Orders
of both Houses, concerning the Sending down of Guards
to attend both Houses; and concerning the Militia: This
House expects and injoins you, that, according to those
Orders, you continue to give out your Warrants for
Bringing down of Guards to attend both Houses, as
formerly you have done."
The Sheriffs were called in again: And Mr. Speaker
returned them Thanks, in the Name of the House.
Ordered, That the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex do
continue to give out their Warrants for the Bringing
down of Guards to attend both Houses, as formerly they
London Militia, &c.
The House being informed, that the Committee for
the Militia of the City of London were attending at..
Door; they were called in: And Serjeant Major Skippon,
in the Name of the rest, informed the House, That a
Proclamation was published Yesterday in the City of London, which, as they conceived, did, in a high Manner,
concern both Houses, the Committee for the Militia, and
the Ordinance for the Militia itself. They desire to express, notwithstanding, That they are not at all discouraged with this Proclamation; but are resolved chearfully to go on in continuing their Obedience to the Ordinance concerning the Militia; being assured it is grounded
upon the fundamental Laws of the Land.
The Committee were again called in: And Mr. Speaker
told them by the Command of the House, "They desired
you should continue in your Resolutions, and in your
Obedience to the Ordinance and Commands of both
Houses of Parliament; who have commanded nothing
therein, but is legal and just for every Subject to yield
Obedience unto: And very speedily the House will take
this Business into Consideration."
Mr. Hobby is injoined to go into the Country, to see
the Ordinance for the Militia put in Execution.
Ordered, That all the English born, that trade within
the City, and are not free of any Company, shall be likewise summoned, by the Lord Mayor, to appear amongst
the Merchant Strangers, at Merchant Taylors Hall, on
Tuesday next, at Two of the Clock: And the Lord Mayor
is further required to cause the Aldermen and Deputies
of the several Wards to make a List of the Names of such
Men of Ability that do inhabit within their several Wards,
and are not free of any Company, to the end that they
may the more conveniently be summoned to appear at
Merchant Taylors Hall, as aforesaid.
Answers of Members.
Moved, That the Committee appointed to go into
London for the Advancement of the Propositions, may
be the Committee to receive the Answers of such as have
not declared themselves in the House.
Sir Tho. Smyth offers to lend an Hundred Pounds freely,
for the Service of Ireland; and to pay it in at Chester.
Ordered, That the Committee to treat with the Merchant Adventurers may have Power, any Two of them,
to treat with them.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Commissions
concerning Commerce and Trade, do meet this Afternoon in the Court of Wards.
Information of Arms.
The Question being put, whether the Lords should
be acquainted with the Information this Day given to this
House, of Two Rooms full of Arms at the Lord Cottington's House, and of Two Pieces of Ordnance hidden
The Question passed with the Negative.
Propositions for bringing in Plate, &c.
WHEREAS it appears that the King, seduced by
wicked Counsel, intends to make War against his Parliament; and, in pursuance thereof, under Pretence of a
Guard for his Person, hath actually begun to levy Forces,
both of Horse and Foot; and sent out Summons,
throughout the County of York, for the Calling together
of great Numbers; and some ill-affected Persons have
been employed in other Parts to raise Troops, under
the Colour of his Majesty's Service, making large Offers
of Reward and Preferment to such as will come in : And
that his Majesty doth with a high and forcible Hand,
protect and keep away Delinquents; not permitting them
to make their Appearance, to answer such Affronts and
Injuries as have been by them offered unto the Parliament: And those Messengers which have been sent
from the Houses for them, have been abused, beaten, and
imprisoned; so as the Orders of Parliament, which is the
highest Court of Justice in this Realm, are not obeyed;
and the Authority of it is altogether scorned and vilified;
and such Persons as stand well affected to it, and declare
themselves sensible of these publick Calamities, and of
the Violations of the Privilege of Parliament, and common Liberty of the Subject, are baffled and injured by
several Sorts of malignant Men, who are about the King;
some whereof, under the Name of Cavaliers, without
having Respect to the Laws of the Land, or any Fear
either of God or Man, are ready to commit all Manner
of Outrage and Violence; which must needs tend to the
Dissolution of this Government, the Destroying of Religion, Laws, Liberty, and Property; all which will be
exposed to the Malice and Violence of such desperate
Persons as must be employed in so horrid and unnatural
an Act, as the Overthrowing of a Parliament by Force,
which is the Support and Preservation of them all: Which
being duly considered by the Lords and Commons, and
how great an Obligation lies upon them, in Honour,
Conscience, and Duty, according to the high Trust reposed in them, to use all possible Means, in such Cases,
for the timely Prevention of so great and irrecoverable
Evils, they have thought fit to publish their Sense and
Approbation of this imminent Danger; thereby to excite
all well-affected Persons, to contribute their best Assistance, according to their solemn Vow and Protestation,
to the Preparations necessary for the Opposing and Suppressing of the traiterous Attempts of these wicked and
malignant Counsellors, who seek to engage the King in
so dangerous and destructive an Enterprize, and the
whole Kingdom in a Civil War, and destroy the Privileges
and Being of Parliaments; This Recourse to the good
Affections of those that tender their Religion, and just
Liberties, and the Enjoyments of the blessed Fruits of
this present Parliament, which were almost ready to be
reaped, and are now as ready to be ruined by those wicked
Hands, being the only Remedy left them under God,
and without which they are no longer able to preserve
themselves, or those by whom they are intrusted.
1. They the said Lords and Commons do Declare, That
whosoever shall bring in any Proportion of ready Money
or Plate, or shall underwrite to furnish and maintain
any Number of Horse, Horsemen, and Arms, for the
Preservation of the publick Peace, and for the Defence
of the King, and both Houses of Parliament, from Force
and Violence, and to uphold the Power and Privileges of
Parliament according to his Protestation, it shall be held
a good and acceptable Service to the Commonwealth, and
a Testimony of his good Affection to the Protestant Religion, the Laws, Liberties, and Peace of this Kingdom,
and to the Parliament and Privileges thereof.
And, because a considerable Aid cannot be raised by
few Hands, and the Condition of all Mens Estates and
Occasions is not always proportionable to their Affection,
the Lords and Commons do Declare, That no Man's
Affection shall be measured according to the Proportion
of his Offer, so that he express his good Will to this
Service in any Proportion whatsoever.
2. And it is further Declared, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, that whosoever shall bring in any
Money or Plate, or shall furnish or maintain any Horse,
Horsemen, and Arms, for the Purposes aforesaid, shall
have their Money repaid with the Interest, according to
Eight Pounds per Cent. and the full Value of their Plate,
with Consideration for the Fashion, not exceeding One
Shilling per Ounce; and shall have full Recompence for
all their Charge, in Finding, Furnishing, and Maintaining
of Horse, Horsemen, and Arms: And for this both
Houses of Parliament do engage the Publick Faith.
3. And it is Ordained, That Sir John Wollaston,
Knight and Alderman, Alderman Towse, Alderman
Warner, and Alderman Andrews, shall be the Treasurers
to receive all such Monies and Plate as shall be brought in
for the Purposes aforesaid: And that Acquittances of them,
or any Two of them, for the Receipt of the same, shall
be a sufficient Ground for the Party so lending Money or
Plate, to demand the same again, with the Interest, and
likewise Consideration for the Fashion of the Plate.
4. It is Ordered, That * * * * shall be Commissaries, to value the Horse and Arms that shall be furnished
for this Service; and that a Signification under the Hand
of them, or any Two of them, of such Values of Horse
and Arms, and of the Time when they were first brought
in, shall be a Warrant to demand Satisfaction, according
to the said Values: And they shall keep an Account of
the Time, from the first Inrollment of any such Horse
and Horsemen, that such as find and maintain them,
may be repaid, according to the Rate of Two Shillings
and Sixpence per Diem, for so long time as they have
maintained them in this Service: And the Commissioners
are to attend at Guildhall, for the Receiving and Inrolling
of such Numbers of Horse, as shall be brought in.
5. It is Ordered, That whosoever shall bring in Money,
or Plate, or shall provide and maintain Horse, Horsemen, and Arms, for this Service, shall do according to
their Duty therein: And the Lords and Commons do
engage the Power and Authority of Parliament to save
them harmless from all Prejudice and Inconvenience
that may befal them by Occasion thereof.
6. It is Ordered, That the Members of either House
who are present, shall be desired to declare in their
Houses respectively, what Money or Plate they will
bring in, or what Horse, Horsemen, and Arms, they
will find and maintain.
7. It is desired, That all such as have their Residence
in or about London, or within Eighty Miles, will bring in
their Money, Plate, or Horse, within a Fortnight after
Notice; and they that dwell further off within Three
8. And, because every Person may not be provided
with present Money, or with Horse, or not have his Plate
with him, which he means to bring in; and yet resolves
to contribute his Part within the Time limited; and that
it is necessary it should be presently known what the Provision will be for the Effecting of this great and important
Service; It is Ordered, That the Committees of either
House appointed for that Purpose, respectively, shall receive the Subscriptions of such Member of each House,
as have not declared themselves in the House, or are absent upon the publick Service, or for their private Occasions. 2. That the Committee of London, intrusted with
the Militia, shall receive the Subscriptions in London and
Middlesex. 3. That some Persons nominated by the
Knights and Burgesses of each County, and approved by
both Houses, shall be appointed to receive the Subscriptions in the several Counties.
9. And lastly, it is Declared, That whatsoever is brought
in, shall not at all be employed upon any other Occasion,
than to the Purposes aforesaid; which are, to maintain the
Protestant Religion, the King's Authority, and his Person
in his Royal Dignity, the free Course of Justice, the Laws
of the Land, the Peace of the Kingdom, and the Privilege
of Parliament, against any Force which shall oppose them;
and this by the Direction of both Houses of Parliament.