Die Jovis, 22 Decembris, 1642.
ORDERED, That James Hicks, the Servant of
Mr. Prideaux, a Member of this House, committed to Custody by Order of the Lords, be forthwith released and discharged, according to the Privilege of
Inland Letter Office.
Ordered, That the Matter of the late Conference and
Message concerning the Inland Letter Office, and the
whole State of that Business, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Dispatches: And likewise the
Breach of Privilege, in committing the Servant of Mr.
Prideaux: And that the Contempt of the House of
Commons, and the Breach of Privilege, and Abuse of
Mr. Prideaux, and his Servants, by Mr. Whitherings,
and others, be referred to the same Committee.
Person sent for.
Resolved, That * Woodgate be sent for, as a Delinquent, for disobeying the Orders * * * *.
St. Ethelbrough Minister.
Ordered, That Mr. Tho. Emerson, Master of Arts, be
recommended to the Parishioners of St. Ethelbrough's
within Bishopsgate, London, to supply the Cure of Mr.
John Clarke their Minister; and to preach there without
Lett or Interruption of any Person whatsoever.
An Ordinance for sequestring the Estates of Delinquents was this Day read; and re-committed to Mr.
Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Browne,
Mr. Solicitor: And are to meet at such Time and Place
as they shall think fit.
Cochineal, &c. in Ship Clara.
Upon the Report from the Committee for Advance of
Monies, to whom the Sale of the Cochineal deposited in
Sir Jo. Nulles his Hands, was referred;
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That the Cochineal deposited in Sir Jo. Nulles his Hands, be forthwith
sold: And that a Declaration be set forth to relate the
true State of the Business.
Resolved, That the Pretenders to the Cochineal, Silver,
Ginger, Hides, and other Commodities, brought upon
the Ship Clara, into Southampton, and there seized by
Order of Parliament, be left to their Tryal at Law.
Resolved, That the Money that the Cochineal, being
sold, shall produce; and likewise the Silver that was
coined, and the Money that the Ginger, Hides, and
other Goods, brought upon the Ship Clare into Southampton, and stayed there by Order of Parliament, shall
produce; shall be secured by Publick Faith.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee for
Advance of Monies, to take Care and give Order for
the Sale of the said Cochineal; and to prepare the Declaration; and to dispose of the Ginger and Hides, as
they shall think best, either by Sale at Southampton, or
by causing it to be brought about.
Declaration agreed to.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Riche and
The Lords have considered of the Declaration sent up
the other Day, at the late Conference; and have agreed
Ordered, That the said Declaration be forthwith
A Letter from the Lord Fairefax, of the 19th of
December, relating the State of the Lord of Newcastle's
Army there, and of a Conflict between a Party of that
Army and of his; and of the good Success, and some
Desires of his for Three thousand Foot, and One thousand Dragooners, and Twenty thousand Pounds in
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
approve of the Action of my Lord Fairefax, in billeting
Troops upon the Country, upon the Publick Faith.
Resolved, &c. That Ten thousand Pounds, besides the
Ten thousand Pounds already ordered, shall be sent with
convenient Speed to the Lord Fairefax, for Supply of the
Army there: And that the Ten thousand Pounds formerly
ordered be forthwith sent away to the Lord Fairefax.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Armyn and Sir Wm. Strickland
do prepare a Letter to be sent from Mr. Speaker to the
Lord Fairefax, in Acknowledgment of his great good
Service; and to encourage him farther in it.
Money for Arms, &c.
Resolved, &c. That Two thousand Pounds shall be advanced, for Providing of Arms, and Setting forth of Officers for the Counties of Lincolne and Nottingham.
Resolved, &c. That Hugh Green, sent up a Prisoner
from Worcester, and now remaining in the Compter in
Wood-street, be forthwith discharged from any farther
Ordered, That Mr. Blakeston's Relation concerning
the Northern Parts, be referred to the Committee for
A Message from the Lords by Sir Robert Riche and
The Lord Dumfarling is a Suitor, That he may go to
the King, and from thence into Scotland: The Lords are
willing unto it for their Parts; but would do nothing in
it, until they had acquainted this House with it, and had
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the
Lords, concerning the Lord Dumfaerling's passing into
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and do
concur with the Lords, concerning the Lord Dumfaerling's passing into Scotland.
Ordered, That Philip Holeman Esquire shall have
Mr. Speaker's Warrant to convey, without Interruption,
Twenty Barrels of Powder, and Match proportionable,
into Northamptonshire, for the Safety of that County.
Ordinance of Assessment.
Ordered, That Mr. Browne shall make Report of the
Ordinance concerning Assessing of Monies, the first
Business To-morrow Morning.
Searching Trunks, &c.
Mr. Noble, Mr. Ashhurst, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Whittacre, are appointed to search the Trunks that were
Yesterday seized and brought from Uxbridge, by Order
of this House; and to examine the Persons that were
taken, and brought up with these Trunks: And shall
likewise examine the whole State of the Business, and
to report to the House.
Propositions to the King.
According to the Order of Tuesday, the Propositions
that were then delivered at a Conference with the Lords,
Resolved, upon the Question, That Propositions shall
be sent to his Majesty forthwith, for the Settling of Religion, the Liberties of the Subject, and the Peace of the
This Question being first propounded;
It was Resolved, &c. That the Word "forthwith" shall
be inserted in the foresaid Question.
It was likewise Resolved, upon the Question, That
the foresaid Question should be now put.
Trunks for the King, &c.
Resolved, That the Trunks of Cloaths for his Majesty,
the Prince, and the Duke of Yorke, shall be discharged,
and sent away accordingly, without any Lett or Interruption from any Man.