Die Jovis, 7 Aprilis, 1642.
Witnesses to return.
ORDERED, That the Gentlemen of Kent attending here, that are Witnesses in the Business concerning the Petition framed at Maidston, and have been
examined, shall have Liberty to return to their own
Homes; the Committee not having use of them as yet.
A Letter from Sir Edw. Dering directed to Sir Henry
Gibb, dated the Fifth of April, from Billingsgate, was
Printing Kentish Petition.
Ordered, That the Printing of the Kentish Petition be
referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Printing: And that they proceed upon this Business this Afternoon; and bring in their Opinion upon it To-morrow
Morning: And that all such Delinquents concerning
Printing, that are under Restraint; and the Woman that
printed this Petition; do appear here To-morrow Morning: And that the Committee bring in, To-morrow, the
Order they are appointed to prepare, to hinder this Liberty of Printing.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Robinson's Son shall have Liberty to pass over into Holland: And that Mr. Speaker
shall issue forth his Warrant for him to pass accordingly.
Letter to Ld. Ormond.
A Letter directed to the Lord Ormond, prepared by
Order of this House, to be sent from Mr. Speaker, was
this Day read; and approved of; and ordered to be fair
written for Mr. Speaker to sign.
Earl of Pembroke's Indemnity.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Indemnity of
Philip Earl of Pembroke and Montgommery, and the Lady
Ann his Wife, and the Heirs and Assigns of the said
Lady Ann, notwithstanding any Office to be found, or
Livery to be sued, by Henry now Earl of Cumberland,
after the Death of F. Earl of Cumberland, &c. concerning certain Manors and Lands, late the Possessions of
Geo. Earl of Cumberland: Upon Question, committed
unto Mr. Selden, Lord Falkland, Serjeant Wilde, Mr.
Peard, Sir Arth. Ingram, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Mr. Solicitor, Sir H. Vane, Lord Fairefax, Mr. Ashton, Sir Jo.
Holland, Sir Edw. Partheriche, Sir Pat. Curwyn, Sir
Symonds D'Ewes, Sir H. Anderson, Mr. Chancellor of
the Exchequer; the Knights and Burgesses of Yorkeshire,
Cumberland, Westmorland, and Kent: And are to meet
this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Court of Wards.
3tia vice lecta est Billa, An Act, that the County Palatine of Durham shall have Knights and Citizens to
serve in the Commons House of Parliament; and, upon
the Question, passed.
Ordered, That Sir H. Vane do carry * * * *
Persons to attend.
Ordered, That the Serjeant do send a particular Messenger with an Order of Summons to Sir Wm. Penyman,
Sir Wm. Savile, Mr. Mallory the elder, and Sir Tho. Danby,
requiring them forthwith to attend this House.
Transporting Fullers Earth.
Ordered, That the like Order that was made for Transportation of Fullers Earth into the Parts of Norfolk, Suffolke and Essex, shall be made for Transportation of Fullers Earth to any other Parts of this Kingdom; good
and sufficient Security being first given to the Deputy of
the Merchant Adventurers of England, with Two sufficient Sureties, to the Use of his Majesty, That no Parcel of the said Earth shall be transported into any Part
beyond the Seas: And the Officers whom it may concern
respectively, are hereby required to suffer them to transport from Port to Port, within this Kingdom accordingly;
giving good Security as aforesaid.
Ordered, That the Committee where Mr. Green has
the Chair, shall prepare a Bill, and present it to the
House, to charge the Soap-boilers of London.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act of Restitution from the
Soap-boilers of Westminster, and the Sharers in that
Business, of such Monies as they have unjustly exacted
from the Subjects in the Price of Soap.
Mr. Crue reports from the Committee, the Declaration
concerning the Matter of Religion; viz.
"The Lords and Commons do declare, That they
intend a due and necessary Reformation of the Government and Liturgy of the Church; and to take away nothing in the One or the other, but what shall be evil and
justly offensive, or at least unnecessary and burthensome:
And, for the better effecting thereof, speedily to have
Consultation with godly and learned Divines. And because this will never of itself attain the End sought therein, they will therefore use their utmost Endeavours to
establish learned and preaching Ministers, with a good
and sufficient Maintenance, throughout the whole Kingdom; wherein many dark Corners are miserably destitute
of the Means of Salvation; and many poor Ministers
want necessary Provision.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
assent unto this Declaration.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Declaration
shall be sent to the Lords, to desire their Lordships Concurrence herein: And that this Order shall be printed.
Ordered, That the Information this Day given by Mr.
Wingate, concerning Lay-persons preaching in Churches,
or elsewhere, and administring the Sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for scandalous Ministers: And
that the Information concerning Dr. Cousens, and Peterhouse College, be referred likewise to the Consideration
of this Committee: And Mr. Wingate is added to this
Committee: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at
Two Clock, in the Court of Wards: And have Power to
send for Parties, Witnesses, Writings, or Records.
Privilege-Sheriff of Northampton.
The Sheriff of Northamptonshire, being called in, kneeled at the Bar; and afterwards standing up, said, That he
had given his Answer in Writing to the Information given
against him; to which he did refer himself.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Wm. Willmer
Knight, the High Sheriff of the County of Northampton,
hath broken the Privilege of Parliament; and hath endeavoured to disturb the Peace of the Kingdom, by
seditious Words and Actions.
Ordered, That this Charge against the High Sheriff of
the County of Northampton shall be transmitted to the
Lords by Word of Mouth; and that the Person of the
said Sheriff shall be transmitted with the Cause: And
Sir Jo. Evelyn is appointed to carry up this Charge:
And that the Serjeant in whose Custody he now is, shall
deliver him over to the Custody of the Officer of the
Magazine at Hull.
Mr. Holles reports the Heads of the free Conference
to be desired with the Lords, concerning the Removing
the Magazine at Hull: Which were assented unto.
Persons to attend, &c.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Boroughes shall give Order to
Mr. Ryley to stay here and attend the Parliament with
such Records as shall be required for the Service of the
Forces, &c. for Ireland.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Six thousand
Pounds, Part of the Ten thousand Pounds borrowed of
the Adventurers for Ireland and remaining in the Hands
of Mr. Loftus, shall be forthwith employed for the
speedy raising of the Six Regiments for Supply of Ireland: And that the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland be desired to issue out his Warrant to Mr. Loftus, Deputy-treasurer at Wars for Ireland, for Payment of the same
Monies to the several Colonels for that Service.
Ordered, That the Treasurers appointed by the Act
for the Contribution Money for Ireland, do pay Three
thousand Pounds of the Contribution Money to Mr.
Loftus, Deputy-treasurer at Wars for Ireland: And that
the Lord Lieutenant be desired to direct his Warrant to
Mr. Loftus, to issue this Three thousand Pounds to Mr.
Frost, Commissary of Victuals at Chester.
Ordered, That the Commissioners be directed to take
care, that Arms may be provided for these Six Regiments, now raised for the further Supply of Ireland, and
Ships for their Transportation: And that so soon as a Regiment shall be raised, and brought to the Sea-side, that
it may presently be transported, and not stay till the other
Regiments be raised and ready for Transportation.
Message to Lords.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Evelyn, when he carries up the
Charge against the High Sheriff of the County of Northampton, do move the Lords to give Directions, speedily to
put the Ordinance concerning the Militia into Execution.
Message to the City.
Ordered, That Mr. Alderman Penington do signify
unto the City, that this House does expect they should
speedily put the Ordinance concerning * * * *
Ordered, That the Committee for the Poll-money, be
added to the Committee for the Accounts where Mr.
Trenchard has the Chair: And that they have the same
Power as to the Poll-money as they have to the other
Businesses concerning the Accounts.
Ordered, That Dr. Shelden, Mr. Higgins, Mr. Copley,
and Mr. Crumpe, Ministers, now in the Serjeant's Custody,
by a former Order of this House be forthwith bailed,
upon good Security, to appear at such Times as they,
or either of them shall be required.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Jo. Evelyn brings Answer, That the Lords have
given Order to their Officer, to take the Person of the
Sheriff of Northampton into his Custody: And that they
will proceed to take the Charge against the said Sheriff
into Consideration with all convenient Speed: And that
they have caused divers Transcripts of their Commissions
and Deputations concerning the Militia to be made; and
do proceed in that Business with all Expedition.
Sir Simon Harcourt.
Ordered, That the House shall be made acquainted
with the Desires of the Lords Justices, concerning Sir
Ordered, That the Proposition inclosed in the Letter
from the Lords Justices of Ireland, this Day read, and
dated Martii ultimo, concerning some Difficulties in the
Proceedings against the Rebels, and the Letter itself, be
referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the
Adventurers: And it is in especial recommended unto
them, to consider how this House may express the Sense
they have of Sir Simon Harecourt's Loss, in some Way
of Recompence towards his Wife and Children.
Members for Bristoll.
Ordered, That the Report concerning the Members
that serve for the City of Bristoll, be made To-morrow
Ordered, That Sir H Herbert do report the Case concerning the Election at Andover, Tomorrow Morning.
3tia vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Punishment
of scandalous Clergymen, and others; and, upon Question, passed; together with the Proviso, Additions, and
A Proviso to the said Bill, ingrossed in Parchment,
was this Day offered to be added to the Bill abovesaid:
The which was read, 1a, 2da, &3tia vice: And Resolved,
upon the Question, to be added to the Bill.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Ro. Tuisden
and Sir Geo. Strode shall be put out from among the
Commissioners for the County of Kent, named in the
Bill of scandalous Ministers.
The humble Petition of Hugh Grandy Gentleman,
concerning Mr. Vaughan's, a Member of this House,
being a Commissioner in the Bill of scandalous Ministers,
was this Day read.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Denzell Holles
Esquire, Sir Anthony Ashley Cooper Baronet, Sir Walth.
Erle Knight, Rich. Rogers, Giles Green, Wm. Constantine Esquires, be added to the Commissioners for the
County of Dorsett.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Rich. Grosvenor
be added to the County of Flint.
Resolved, That Sir Ro. Jackson, and Jo. Fenwick Esquire, be added Commissioners to the County of Northumberland.
Resolved, That Sir H. Vane junior be added to the
County of Kent.
Resolved That Jo. Pyne Esquire, be added a Commissioner for the County of Somersett.
Irish Commissioners, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
approve of Mr. Wm. Hawkins, to be Secretary to the
Commission for Irish Affairs.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
approve of Mr. Chambers, to be Auditor to the Commission for Irish Affairs.
Resolved, That Mr.Rich. Willis shall be allowed such
Monies as he shall lay out for Paper, Pen, Ink, Firing,
or other Necessaries for the Commissioners; and likewise
for his necessary Servants.
Army in Ireland.
Ordered, That Mr. Pym shall report the State of the
Army in Ireland to the House, on Saturday next; to the
end that the Commissioners may have it in Writing on
Monday next: And that the Committee for Irish Affairs
shall meet in the mean time.
Person sent for.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Tho. Fawcett shall
be forthwith sent for as a Delinquent.
Ordered, That the Master and Warden of the Company of the Stationers do forthwith suppress Fawcett's
Press, and seize the Kentish Petitions.
Ordered, That the Kentish Petitions shall be seized
where-ever they are found; and burnt by the Hands of
the Common Hangman, on Saturday next, in the New
Palace Westminster, Smythfield, and Cheapside, between
the Hours of Ten and Twelve.
Raising Men in Somersett,&c.
Ordered, That the Knights and Burgesses of the Counties of Somersett and Gloucester, shall write to Gentlemen
of Worth and Quality in those Counties, to be assistant
to the Officers of the last levied Regiments in the Raising
of their Men.
Clothing, &c. for Ireland.
Ordered, That Mr. Thomas Alcolk, Merchant of London, shall be licensed by this House, to transport from
Chester to Dublyn in Ireland, Three hundred and eighteen Pair of Boots, Eight Dozen and Six Pair of Shoes,
Fourteen Buff Coats, Ten Red Russhy Hides, and Forty-two Shamway Skins: And the Officers and Customers of
Chester are hereby required to permit the said Goods to
be transported accordingly.
Whereas Peter Reynolds, with others, have freighted,
victualled, and manned, a Ship called The May Flower
Burden Three hundred Tons, with Twenty Piece of Ordnance, bound for the West Indies; and hath made Provision in Padstow, or Milford, or Minehead, to lade Two
hundred Tons or thereabouts, of Corn to transport to
Youghall in Ireland, for the Relief of that Town: It is
this Day Ordered, by the Commons House of Parliament,
That the said Mr. Reynolds shall be licensed to transport
the said Two hundred Tons of Corn to Youghall aforesaid; he giving good Security not to transport the same
for the Relief of the Rebels. And the several Officers
and Customers of the several Ports are hereby required
to permit him to transport the same accordingly.
Malt, &c. for Ireland.
Ordered, That Mr. Edward Tyson, Merchant, shall be
licensed by this House, to transport to Dublin in Ireland,
Twenty Tons of Malt, and Ten Ton of Beer, from the
Port of Bristoll, in the Ship called The Lyon, of Farley:
And the Officers of these Ports at Bristoll are hereby required to permit him to transport the same accordingly.
Ordered, Sir James Melvill, and his Two Servants,
Robert Dirksome, and John Meldrume, with Three
Horses, viz. Two Geldings and One Stone-horse, shall
have Liberty to pass the Sea.
Ordered, That Walter Scott, and his Two Servants,
James Pringell and John Scott, with Three Geldings,
shall have Liberty to pass the Sea.
Ordered, That William Hay, and his Two Servants,
John Wilson and Robert Forgison, and Three Horses,
Two Geldings, One Stone-horse, shall have Liberty to
pass the Sea.
Ordered, That David Forrest, and his Two Servants,
Wm. Fynes, James Schinder, and Three Horses, Two
Geldings, and One Stone-horse, shall have Liberty to
pass the Seas.