Die Jovis, 6 Octobris, 1642.
Counsel in the Lords.
MR. Pelham, Mr. Ellis, have Licence to be of
Counsel with the Earl of Warwick, in the Lords
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Wm. Bennett, a
poor distressed Prisoner in the Poultry Compter; and
the Examination of the Cause of his Commitment; be
referred to the Consideration of the Committee for
Ordered, That the Petition of Sir Wm. Hamilton,
Knight, concerning Victuals and Quarter, to be allowed
to the Three Companies under his Command, be referred
to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland.
Assembly of Divines.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act giving farther Time
for the Meeting of the Assembly of Divines:
vice lecta est Billa prædicta; and, upon the Question, committed unto a Committee of the whole House;
to meet upon it presently.-
Proceedings against Slaughter, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Lord Mayor of
London, to proceed according to Law, at the next Quarter Sessions, against Robert Slaughter and Mr. Jackson,
for Words they have spoken; by which they lay many
scandalous and foul Aspersions upon both Houses of
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Ellis called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Ship, &c. seized at Yarmouth.
Mr. Pierrepointe reports from the Committee for the
Defence of the Kingdom, That Mr. Jermyn had sent a
Ship, laden with Ammunition; in which are Three hundred Barrels of Powder, and an Hundred and Forty Officers and Soldiers; the which sprung a Leak, and was fain
to put in at Yarmouth; the which one Captain Johnson
hearing of (Captain of One hundred Volunteers), with
Forty of his Men, or thereabouts, went to Gosporough
Side, which is on Suffolk Side, and seized and disarmed.
Resolved, That Captain Johnson, and the Volunteers
with him, in the Seizing and Disarming these Officers
and Soldiers, and Ship from Holland, have done nothing,
but what in Duty, and according to Law, they ought and
might do; and that they have done an acceptable Service to the Commonwealth: And that Thanks be returned unto them: And that Thanks be likewise returned
by him to the Bailiffs, and to the rest of the Volunteers
in this Service: And that, out of the Ammunition thus
by them seized, they shall have a Proportion for the
Service of the Town of Yarmouth, after that a List is
returned of what is there seized.
Ordered, That Mr. Corbett do prepare an Ordinance
to this Purpose.
Captain Johnson was called in: And Mr. Speaker accordingly did deliver unto him what good Opinion this
House hath of the great good Service done to the Commonwealth, by the Bailiffs, the said Captain Johnson,
and the Volunteers: And acquainted him with the
Opinion of the House aforesaid.
Disaffected at Newcastle.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee where
Mr. Corbett has the Chair, to take such Informations as
shall be given concerning divers disaffected Persons in and
about Newcastle; and to make Report of such Informations and Examinations, as they have already taken,
concerning divers Persons in and about Newcastle.
Seizing Arms, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Committee for
the Militia in the County of Northampton, shall have
Power to seize the Arms, and the Persons, of such as shall
refuse to shew their Arms, being thereunto required.
Ordered, That Mr. Whitlock, Mr. Jo. Goodwyn, and
Mr. Knightley, do prepare an Order to this Purpose.
Ordered, That Sir Walth. Erle and Mr. Morley do
search and examine the Box stayed at the Door, by a
Instructions for Essex.
Ordered, That the Instructions for Deputy Lieutenants
of the County of Essex, for disarming disaffected Persons,
&c. and settling the Peace of that County, shall be printed,
and be the Instructions that shall be sent into all Parts of
the Kingdom; with the Amendments: And the Members
that serve for the several Counties, are ordered to bring
in Names to be inserted into those Instructions. And
Ordered, That Mr. Buller do carry it up to the Lords,
for their Concurrence herein.
Defence of Manchester.
The Order for encouraging the Gentlemen and others
of the County of Lancaster, to assist the Townsmen of
Manchester, to defend themselves against the Lord
Strange, was read; and, upon the Question, assented
unto; and was carried up to the Lords, by Mr. Buller.
Letter from the Queen.
Mr. Pym reports from the Committee for the Safety
of the Kingdom, That in That Ship that was stayed at
Yarmouth, (wherein were One hundred and Forty Commanders and Officers, and Three hundred Barrels of
Powder) there was a Bag of Letters, but none of Consequence in them, but One from the Queen, directed to
the Lord of Newcastle: Which was read; signifying how
her Majesty had sent Ten thousand Pounds to the King,
in Two Ships, and Arms and Ammunition; and that she
had sent Two hundred Commanders and Officers, resolute
Men, to guard the Ammunition they bring over in the
Ship; and that her Majesty is ready to come as soon as
the Ships come over for her.
Mr. Pym further reported, That the Committee were
of Opinion, that the Ten Ships employed for Ireland
shall be entertained for a Winter Guard.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House will
entertain the Ten Ships employed for the Service of
Ireland, for a Winter Guard.
Lord Lieut. of Ireland.
Mr. Holland reports, That he had been with the Lord
Lieutenant of Ireland; and, according to the Directions
of the House, desired him to send to this House his Instructions which he hath received from his Majesty, for
his going into Ireland: His Answer was, "That he was
in a great Streight how to give Satisfaction both to the
King and Parliament: That he conceived his Instructions
to be such as would not be displeasing to both Houses:
Yet, having not Commission from his Majesty to impart
them, he desired Leave to send to his Majesty, to know
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Message be sent
to the Lords, to acquaint them, That this House cannot
dispatch the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, in regard they
cannot see his Instructions.
Resolved, That the Lords be desired to join with this
House, to injoin the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to
send in the Instructions, which he received from his
Message to Lords.
Sir Wm. Armyn went up to the Lords, to move them
to pass the Instructions upon the Propositions for Raising
of Horse, Money, and Plate, in the County of Sussex.
He likewise carried up the Votes concerning the Lord
Lieutenant of Ireland: The Order for paying the Allowance to Mr. Hawkins, Mr. Chambers, and Mr. Willis, for
their Attendance upon the Commissioners for the Affairs
of Ireland: The Order to enable the Collectors of the
Money and Plate, upon the Propositions, in the City of
London, and Suburbs, and the Parishes adjacent, and the
City of Westminster, and the Liberties, to receive such
Monies as shall be brought in upon the said Propositions:
The Order for a Month's Pay to the Eight Regiments
and Nine Troops of House, lately received into Pay, in
The Lords were up.
Speaking against Parliament.
Letter were read from the Committee for the Advancing Propositions in the County of Suffolke; and a
Certificate of scandalous Words spoken by one Price,
against the Parliament.
Sir T. Germaine, &c.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Tho. Germaine shall be required,
by the Committee for the Propositions, to give his positive
Answer, within Four Days, what he will do thereupon.
Persons to attend, &c.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Tho. Germaine shall be summoned to attend this House forthwith.
Resolved, That Mr. Fletcher, Counsellor at Law, and
* Norriche, shall be forthwith summoned to attend this
Resolved, That Wm. Price shall be forthwith sent for,
as a Delinquent, for divers scandalous Words against the
Parliament, and divers Members thereof.
Letter from Hotham.
A Letter from Sir Jo. Hotham, dated 4° Octobris was
read; wherein he inclosed his Reasons against the Treaty
agreed on by divers West Rideing Gentlemen, in the
County of Yorke.
Tomlyn to be kept in Custody.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Jo. Hotham shall keep Tomlyn
in safe Custody, notwithstanding any Order come to his
Hand, for his Discharge; and also detain the Ketch, until
further Order of this House.
Resolved, &c. That One thousand Pounds shall be
allowed, upon Account, to Sir Jo. Hotham, for the
Clothing of the First Regiment, at Hull.
Payment to Hotham.
Ordered, That Mr. Heblethwaite do pay the Forty
Pounds he hath promised to advance upon the Propositions, to Sir Jo. Hotham: And an Acquittance under his
Hand shall be his Discharge for Payment thereof.
Ordered, That the Goods and Trunks belonging to one
Mr. Bedingfield, a Recusant, now at Yarmouth, in the
Hands of one George Mors, a Merchant, shall be kept in
safe Custody, by the Bailiffs of that Town, until this
House give further Order.
Ordered, That Mr. Phillipps shall be admitted * * * *
Committee to Ireland.
Ordered, That Captain Ashley, in the Ship Imployment,
shall carry over the Committees of this House, now bound
for Ireland: Who, having landed the Committees at
Dublyn, is forthwith to repair to Carrickfergus, to take
in the Person of the Earl of Antrim, as Prisoner, and to
bring him to London.
E. of Antrim
That the Lord General of the Scotts Forces in Ulster
be desired from both Houses, to deliver into the Hands
and Custody of the said Captain Ashley, Captain of the
Imployment, the Person of the Earl of Antrim, now a
Prisoner at Carrickfergus, to be by him brought in safe
Custody to London, and delivered up to the Parliament:
And that the said Captain Ashley do take over and convey in said Ship, the Twenty thousand Pounds now
ready at Bristoll.
Arrears due to Scotland.
Ordered, That the Treasurers of the Monies lent by the
Merchant Strangers shall, out of the said Monies, pay
Forty thousand Pounds to the Scotts Commissioners,
towards the Brotherly Assistance: And that the said Commissioners shall be hereby authorized to receive the same,
in the Sum of One thousand Pounds, or a greater Sum, as
it shall come in, and as they shall have Occasion for it.
Upon Sir Wm. Strickland's Report from the Committee for the absent Members, Mr. Phillipps his Excuse,
which was admitted.
Merchant Adventurers Loan.
Upon the humble Petition of the Merchant Adventurers; desiring to be secured the Monies they have lent;
It is Ordered, That Sir Tho. Barrington and Mr. Corbett do prepare an Order for their Security, according to
That the Petition of Peter Frances Bernardes, Merchant, dwelling in Antwerp in Flanders, concerning a Box
of Lace stayed by the Customers at Dover; for which he
hath paid his Custom, as he informs the House; be referred to the Committee for the Customs; to examine
the Business; and to give Order for the Discharge of the
said Box and Goods, if they shall see Cause; or for such
other Satisfaction to be made to the Owner, as they shall
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