Die Jovis, 20 Octobris, 1642.
Payment of Assessment.
MR. Solicitor, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Browne, Mr.
Glynn, * Irby, * Prideaux, are appointed to
consider of some Course how the Monies directed to be
paid by the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds at
Yorke, may be paid elsewhere: And are to meet this
Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in the Court of Wards.
The humble Petition of Mr. John Griffith the younger,
late a Member of this House, was this Day read:
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That the Order of
the Eleventh of October Instant, desiring the Lord General, from this House, to take Course for sending up
Mr. Jo. Griffith, in safe Custody, to the Parliament, to
answer the Complaint against him by the Lady Elizabeth
Sidley, shall be vacated and discharged, until further
Order taken by the House: And that a Copy of this
Order be delivered to the Lord General, to the end his
Excellency may take Notice thereof.
King's Refusal to receive Petition from Ld. General.
A Letter from the Lord General of the 18th of October, and from the Committee, of the same Date; and a
Letter, inclosed, from the Earl of Dorset, of the 16th of
October, in Answer to the Letter of the Lord General's
of the 15th; concerning the Delivery of the Petition
from both Houses to his Majesty, and his Majesty's Refusal to receive any Petition by the Address of the Lord
General; he being the Principal of those Traitors that
are named by his Majesty, as the Letter expresseth, &c.
was this Day read.
Bulstrode's, &c. Commission.
Resolved, &c. That a Commission shall be issued to
Mr. John Bulstrode, and his Son, to have the Command
in Chief .. such Soldiers of the Train Bands, or Volunteers, as he shall raise; and to lead and conduct them
to the General Rendezvous in that County, or without,
for the Preservation of the Peace of that County.
Buckingham Forces, &c.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Proposition
made on the Behalf of the County of Bucks, concerning
the Payment of such Soldiers of the Train Bands, or
Volunteers, as shall be raised in that County, and be in
actual Service there, for the Defence and Safety of that
County, be referred to the Committee for the Safety of
the Kingdom: And that it be likewise referred to that
Committee to give Order, That a fitting Proportion of
Powder and Ammunition, necessary for the Safety of
that County, may be sent down into that County.
Transactions with Holland.
A Letter from Mr. Walter Strickland, from the Hagh,
of October 23th, stilo novo; and a Memorial made by
Mr. Strickland to the States General, concerning the
Hindering and Prevention of any Soldiers, Arms, or
Ammunition, to go out of their Country into this Kingdom; and the States Answer thereunto, and Promise to
hinder the Transportation of Arms or Ammunition, &c.
was this Day read.
Ordered, That a Declaration of Thanks be returned
to the States General of the United Provinces, for their
good Affection to this State and Parliament; and prepared by Mr. Pym: And likewise, That Thanks be
returned to Mr. Strickland, for his Industry and Diligence in the Service of the Parliament.
A Declaration concerning Papists having Commissions
granted unto them for Raising of Forces, was presented
from the Committee.
Informations from Denmarke, &c.
Ordered, That the Informations from Denmarke,
Brabant, and Flanders, concerning Endeavours to raise
Men there, be added to this Declaration: And that the
Declaration be re-committed, as to these Purposes:
And likewise that the Extracts of the Letters that are
the Grounds of the Declaration, be inserted into the
Lords to sit.
Sir Robert Pye went up to the Lords to desire them
to sit a while: And
Brings Answer, That they will sit a while, as is desired.
Earl of Arundell.
Ordered, That particular Informations from Holland,
concerning the Earl of Arundell, be left out of the
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Rich and
The Lords have agreed to all the Answers to the Scotts
Papers: As to the Commission concerning the Earl of
Pembroke being General of the Western Counties, they
will send Answer by Messengers of their own: And are
resolved to sit this Afternoon at Three of *.
Whereas it doth appear by divers Evidences, that Papists have free Access and Resort unto his Majesty, and
have Commands and Employment in his Army, and
Commissions issued unto them for Raising of Forces:
And whereas it doth likewise appear, that there are
Negotiations in divers Parts beyond the Seas, for
Bringing of strange Forces into the Kingdom: And
whereas it doth appear by the Letter of the Earl of
Dorsett, bearing Date the Sixteenth of October Instant,
that his Majesty doth refuse all Address or Petition
from the Parliament made by the Lord General; and
that it is unsafe to send any Messengers from the Parliament to his Majesty: The House doth therefore now
Resolve and Declare, That they will oblige themselves
to a mutual Assistance of one another, and of the whole
Kingdom, for Defence of the Protestant Religion, the
Privilege of Parliament, and the Liberty and Property
of the Subject: And that a strict Association be prepared and entered into by the whole Kingdom, to this
This to be a Head of a Conference: And all the
Instances that are Grounds for this Resolution, to be
produced at this Conference.
Ordered, That it be desired, at this Conference, that
a Committee be appointed of Lords and Commons, to
prepare a Declaration, and a Form of Association, to
Upon the Complaint of the Merchant Strangers
trading in the Port of Dover, That One per Cent. is
demanded of them, by virtue of the Act for Relief of
the Captives in Argeir, upon such Goods as they bring
in and carry out again, by virtue of an Act of State, for
which they are, by Composition, to pay only Two and
Half per Cent.;
Ordered, That the Officers in that Port, deputed to
receive the One per Cent. do forbear to receive or demand the said Duty of such Merchant Strangers as
ought to pay the Composition of Two and half per Cent.;
the said Duty of One per Cent. being not within the Intent of the said Act, for any such Goods imported, and
again exported upon the said Composition.
Letter read, &c.
A LETTER from Mr. Lionel Copley, of the 19th
of October, from Worcester, concerning the Passages at
the Delivery of the Letter from the Lord General to the
Earl of Dorsett, &c. was this Day read; and ordered to
THE Lords and Commons, in Parliament, being informed that great Numbers of armed Forces raised and
employed against the Parliament, are now marching
towards the County of Buck'; and that divers well-affected Persons in the said County are willing to draw
themselves into a Body, the better to resist and oppose
the said Forces, and to preserve the Peace of their Country, and to defend themselves, their Families and Estates,
from Rapine and Spoil; and taking Notice of the good
Affections of Henry Bulstrode, Esquire; do hereby authorize and appoint the said Henry Bulstrode to raise all the
Forces of Foot of the Trained Bands and Volunteers,
within the Three Hundreds of the Chiltern of the said
County; and them to command, and to be Colonel over
them; and to * Captains and Officers for the Volunteers
under him; and such Forces as he shall raise, to cause to
be trained, mustered, and exercised; and to lead, conduct, and march to such Rendezvous within the said
County, or without; and to join with such other Forces
of the said County, or any other Forces; and to do, execute, and perform all such Directions and Commands,
for the Purposes above-mentioned, as the said Henry
Bulstrode shall from time to time receive from both
Houses of *; from the Lord General of the Army for
Defence of the King and Parliament; the Committee of
the Lords and Commons for the Safety of the Kingdom;
the Lieutenant of the said County; Richard Greenvile
Esquire, High Sheriff of the said County; the Deputy
Lieutenants of the said County; or from any of them.
Fortification of Barnstaple.
A Letter from the Town of Barnstaple, of the 18th of
October 1642, concerning the Proceedings of the Cavaliers, with Sir Ralph Hopton, in the County of Cornewall,
and the Fortification of the Town of Barnstaple, was this
Day read: And
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That this House
doth approve of this Action of the Town of Barnestaple,
in Fortifying of their Town; and doth take it for an Expression of their publick Affections to the Good and Peace
of the Commonwealth; and that they shall be saved harmless for their so doing, by both Houses of Parliament:
And the House doth desire the Lords Concurrence
Safety of the Kingdom, &c.
Sir Robert Pye went up to the Lords to desire a Conference concerning some important Affairs, touching the
Safety of the Kingdom.
Sir Robert Pye brings Answer, That the Lords will
give a present Meeting at a Conference, as is desired.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Glyn, are appointed Managers of this
Besides the Heads of the Conference resolved upon in
the Forenoon, they are to acquaint their Lordships with
the important Necessity of dispatching the Commission
to the Earl of Pembroke; and to desire that it may be
Relief of Archbp. of Tuan, &c.
Upon Mr. Wheeler's Report from the Committee for
Contributions, touching the Petitions of the Archbishop
of Tuan in Ireland; Sir F. Hamilton, One of the Members of the Commons House in Ireland; and of Robert
Balley Esquire One of the Members of the Commons
House in Ireland; It is Ordered, by the and Commons, That Sir Robert Pye, and Mr. Wheeler, Treasurers for the Contribution Monies in Westminster, do
forthwith pay out of the Contribution Monies remaining
in their Hands, unto Rich. Boyle Archbishop of Tuan in
Ireland, One hundred Pounds for his present Relief; to
Sir F. Hamilton, One of the Members of the Commons
House in Ireland, One hundred Pounds; unto Robert
Bailey Esquire, One of the Members likewise of the
House of Commons in Ireland, the Sum of Fifty Pounds;
for their present Relief: And that Acquittances under
their Hands shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said
Ordered, That the Treasurers for the Contribution
Monies in London, do forthwith pay out of the said
Contribution Monies for Ireland, the Sum of Two hundred Pounds unto James Archbishop of Armagh, for his
present Relief; in Consideration of his great Piety and
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Riche and
The Lords desire a Conference, by a Committee of
both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it
may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning
the Matter of the last Conference, and some Preparations
to be made thereupon.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Mr. Pym, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Mr. Marten, are appointed
Reporters of this Conference.
Mr. Pym reports the Conference:
Declaration and Associations, &c.
That it was managed by the Earl of Holland; who said,
"That the Parliament had sought Peace, by all humble
Means from his Majesty, without putting any Condition
upon him: That now Exceptions are taken to the Hand
that should present it, though appointed and intrusted
by both Houses of Parliament: That the Lords did conceive with this House, that there was Necessity that the
Kingdom should be quickened, and throughly awakened:
And do think it fit that a Declaration should be prepared
to the Purposes mentioned in the Conference; and that
they do think it fit to refer the Drawing of it to the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom. They do likewise
hold it fit, that a Committee of both Houses should be
sent into the City; to acquaint them with the Letters from
the Lord General; from the Committee with the Army;
and from the Earl of Dorsett; and with the Matter of
the Declaration; and with the Necessity of the mutual
Associating the whole Kingdom together at this Time."
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
agree, that the Preparing of this Declaration and Association be referred to the Committee for the Safety of the
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
agree, that a Committee of both Houses be sent into the
City, for the Purposes mentioned at the Conference with
A Message from the Lords by Sir Robert Riche and
That the Lords do agree to this Order concerning the
Enabling of the Earl of Warwick to substitute Officers
under him in the Fleet.
Mr. Marten went up to the Lords to acquaint them,
That this House doth agree to refer the Preparing of the
Declaration and Association to the Committee for the
Defence of the Kingdom; and to the sending of a Committee into the City; and to desire them to appoint a
Committee to that Purpose.
Person sent for.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Doctor Chaffin be
forthwith sent for as a Delinquent; for publishing in his
Parish Church, the Declaration under the Hand of the
Marquis Hertford, and others his Adherents, in Justification of their Rebellion.
Committee to the City.
Mr. Marten brings Answer, That the Lords have appointed a Committee of their House, of Nine, to go into
the City: The Time to be To-morrow at Two post meridiem; the Place at a Common Hall: And that they
would this Night, take Order with the Lord Mayor to
call a Common Hall to that Purpose.
Mr. Pym, Sir Robert Pye, Sir Rich. Onslowe, Sir Tho.
Dacres, Lord Wenman, Sir Wm. Litton, Sir Jo. Evelyn,
Mr. Knightley, Mr. Darley, Sir Tho. Jervoise, Sir Edw.
Aiscough, Lord Mounson, Sir H. Ludlow, Sir F. Knollis,
Mr. Holland, Mr. Mountague, Mr. Wallop, Mr. Wheeler;
This Committee is appointed, with a proportionable
Number of the Lords, to go into the City to a Common
Hall, To-morrow at Two post meridiem, to acquaint them
with the Letters from the Lord General; the Committee
with the Army; and the Earl of Dorsett; and with the
Matter of the Declaration agreed to be set forth by both
Houses thereupon; and with the Necessity of an Association at this Time.
Whereas the Lords and Commons in Parliament have
nominated and appointed the Right honourable Robert
Earl of Warwick to be Lord Admiral of the Fleet, and
all other Ships, as well such as are or shall be upon the
English or Irish Coast: It is therefore thought fit, and so
Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in
Parliament assembled, That the said Earl of Warwick is
hereby authorized to appoint Commanders of all such
Ships already upon the said Coast of Ireland, or that shall
hereafter be, during his continuing Admiral as aforesaid;
streightly charging and commanding all Captains, Masters,
and Mariners, to be obedient to such Order and Direction
as they shall receive from his Lordship, and such Vice
Admiral, and other Commanders in Chief, as shall be appointed by him, during the Absence of the said Earl of
Warwick from his said Charge of Admiral, as aforesaid.