Die Jovis, 15 Decembris, 1642.
Norfolk, &c. Association.
T HE Form of an Association to be annexed to the
Instructions for the Association of the Counties of
Norfolk, Suffolk, Herts, Essex, Cambridge, Isle of Elye,
and County of the City of Norwich, was this Day read;
and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and
ordered to be annexed to the Association, and carried
up to the Lords.
Tumults in London.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor, and Sheriffs, and Justices of Peaces, do call a Sessions forthwith; and make
Inquiry of the particular Offences committed at the
late tumultuous Assemblies at Haberdashers Hall and
Recorder of the City.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
recommend Mr. Glyn to the Election of the City, to be
Recorder of the City: And Sir Tho. Soame and Mr. Spurstoe are to recommend this Request of this House to the
Cholmeley's Loan, &c.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth promise to repay
the Nineteen hundred Pounds they have this Day borrowed of Mr. Cholmeley, within Fourteen Days: And do
farther Order, That the Residue of the Monies belonging unto him, and likewise the Plate, and Chest of Writings, now at Guildhall, in the Custody of the Treasurers
for the Propositions, shall be restored unto him forthwith
by the said Treasurers: And that the Committee for the
Safety of the Kingdom do grant their Warrants to the
Treasurers for the Propositions, for the Repayment of
the same at the Day.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth promise to repay
the Two hundred Pounds they have this Day borrowed
of Sir Jo. Borlase, at Six Months End.
The House went up to the Conference.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and
approve of Sir Tho. Guibbon, Sir Rich. Barney Baronet,
Sir Isaac Ashley Knight, Sir Tho. Hogan Knight, Jo.
Cooke, Esquire, Ph. Beddingfield, Esquire, Robert Riche,
Esquire, Robert Wood Esquire, Gregory Gaussell Esquire,
Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Norfolk; Sir Miles
Hobart Knight of the Bath, Deputy Lieutenant for
Suffolk, Sir Tho. Woodhowse Knight and Baronet, Sir
Jo. Holland, Baronet, Sir Jo. Potts Knight and Baronet,
Sir Tho. Richardson Knight, Sir Edm. Montfort Knight,
Samuel Smyth Esq;
Letters stayed in Kent.
Ordered, That Mr. Grimston and Sir Tho. Cheeke do
acquaint the Earl of Warwicke with the Letter from
Thirteen of the Deputy Lieutenants in Kent, signifying
that they had stayed a Boy with a Portmanteau, with
Letters in it, going from London to Dover in an unusual
Manner by virtue of a Warrant, of a long Date); whereby
much Prejudice may come to the Kingdom; which they
thought fit to make Stay of, and to send the Boy and
Letters to this House, to do therein as they shall think
fit: Which the House taking into Consideration, do Order,
That the Earl of Warwicke be desired to take Care that
no Prejudice do come to the Kingdom by that Way of
Carrying of Letters: And that the Boy be reproved for
his saucy Carriage to the said Deputy Lieutenants; and
be forthwith dismissed, with his Letters, to be conveyed
according to the Direction of the Letters: And, lastly,
Ordered, That Thanks be returned to the Deputy Lieutenants, for their great Care in this Particular.
Dragoons to Norfolke.
Ordered, That Licence be granted for One hundred
Dragoons to be conveyed into Norfolke, to Sir Jo. Potts,
for the Defence of that County.
Safeguard of Harwiche.
Ordered, That One hundred Pounds already contributed at Harwiche, and such other Sums as they shall
contribute upon the Propositions, shall be employed for
the Safeguard of that Town.
Collectors of Money.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee where
Mr. Trenchard has the Chair, to consider of this Letter
from Sir Clement Throckmorton; and likewise to consider
of some Course to enable the Collectors of the Monies
payable upon the Bills of Subsidies, Poll Money, Contribution, and Four hundred thousand Pounds, to pay
in the Monies collected to the Treasurers at Guildhall,
Customs at Hull.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Navy do prepare
an Order to enable Sir Jo. Hotham to receive the Customs of the Port of Hull, upon Account, to be employed
for the Use of the Garison there, and the Occasions of
the County: And that some Course may be taken, that
the said Monies received by Sir Jo. Hotham, upon the
Customs aforesaid, may be repaid to the Collectors of
the Customs here, out of the Proposition Monies, to
be employed for the Service of the Navy.
Lords to sit.
Sir Peter Wentworth went up to the Lords, to desire
them to sit awhile.
Sir Peter Wentworth brings Answer, That the Lords
will sit awhile, as is desired.
Inland Letter Office.
Ordered, That the Matter of the late Conference
concerning the Inland Letter Office, be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next.
House to sit.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whitfield
and Serjeant Glanvile;
The Lords do desire this House to sit awhile, if it may
stand with the Conveniency of this House; in regard they
have Matters of great Importance to communicate unto
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the
House has resolved to sit, as is desired.
A Message from the Lords by Sir Robert Riche, and
The Lords desire a present Conference, by Committees
of both Houses, concerning the Ordinance for Taxing and
Levying of Monies in the City of London, not exceeding
the Twentieth Part.
Northampton, &c. Association.
Sir Wm. Armyn went up to the Lords, to desire that
there might be a Conference, on the Part of this House,
concerning the Matter of the Conference the other Day
had, touching the Association of the Counties of Northampton, Leicestershire, &c.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and will
give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Sir Wm. Armyn brings Answer, That the Lords do
consent to that Part of the Conference desired by this
Mr. Corbett, Sir H. Mildmay, Mr. Knightley, Mr.
Browne, are appointed Managers and Reporters of this
I. of Wight Garisons, &c.
WHEREAS the Sum of Seven hundred and Fifty
Pounds, collected upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand
Pounds, remains in the Hands of the Collectors in the
Isle of Wight: It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and
Commons in Parliament, That the said Collectors shall
pay the said Sum of Seven hundred and Fifty Pounds to
the Hands of Lieutenant Colonel Carne; who is to dispose of the same, for Payment of the Garisons there,
and for such other Occasions as shall be necessary for
the Fortifying and Defence of that Island; and to give
an Account of his Disbursements: And this shall be a
sufficient Discharge to the said Collectors for their so
doing. And it is further Ordered, That the Sum of Seven
hundred and Fifty Pounds, out of the Proposition Money,
shall be paid unto the Treasurers nominated in the said
Act of Four hundred thousand Pounds; who are to give
a Receipt for the same to the said Collectors, as paid in
by the said Collectors upon the same Act.
Recorder of Lincolne.
Resolved, That this House holds fit, That Sir Charles
Dallison, Recorder of Lincolne, be discharged of the said
Place of Recorder; and that another be chosen in that
Place in his Stead; the said Sir Cha. Dallison being impeached, by this House, of High Treason, for actual
Levying of War against the King and Parliament: And
Mr. Broxholme, a Member of this House, is appointed
to acquaint that City with this Opinion and Order of
London, &c. Assessment.
Sir H. Mildmay reports from the Conference, That the
Lords had considered of their Privileges: And though
they had passed many Ordinances for the publick Good,
for the Assessing of Monies in the Cities of London...
Westminster; yet they do desire this additional Proviso
be added: Which was read, in hæc verba;
"WHEREAS several Ordinances of both Houses of
Parliament, of the Twenty-ninth of November last, and
the Seventh and Fourteenth of this Instant December,
are passed, concerning the Assessing such Persons as are
of Ability, as have not contributed, or not according to
their Ability, as in the said Ordinances do and may appear: It is now further Ordained and Declared, by the
Lords and in Parliament assembled, That the
several and respective Assessors shall not assess any of
the Members of either House of Parliament, or the
Assistants of the House of Peers; any thing in the preceding forementioned Ordinances, or any of them, to
the contrary notwithstanding.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Members of
the House of Peers shall be assessed by that House
The Question being put, Whether the House of
Commons should assess their Members;
The House was divided: And
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yeas,43.
|Sir Jo. Evelyn,
||Tellers for the Noe, 40.
Resolved, &c. That the House of Commons shall tax
Resolved, &c. That the Assistants of the House of
Peers shall be assessed by the House of Peers.
Resolved, &c. That the House doth assent to the additional Ordinance from the Lords, with this Clause added;
"But that the Members of either House shall be assessed
by That House whereof they are Members; and the
Assistants of the Peers, by the House of Peers:" And
that a Conference be desired with the Lords thereupon.
Mr.Whittacre reports, from the Committees of Informations, some Letters intercepted: Some whereof were
read: One from Mr. Webb to Mr. Warwick; another
from the same Man to Secretary Niclas, One from the
Duke of Richmond to Secretary Nicholas.
They likewise presented One from Sir Wm. Boswell,
unto his Majesty: And the Committee was appointed
to open it, and read it.
Ordered, That Sir Roger Palmer's Servant, Goodman
Jenkins, do presently deliver up unto Sir Wm. Strickland
and Mr. Darley, to be brought to this House, a Bond made
and signed by Barnaby Backwell and Mark Quested, unto
Sir Roger Palmer, for the Payment for divers of his
Majesty's Oxen, sold to Wm. Guilpin, and his Assignee,
by Contract: And that the said Bond be kept in this
House, for his Majesty's Use: And that Sir Wm. Strickland and Mr. Darley, do take a Messenger with him, to
apprehend the said Backwell, if he shall not deliver the
Supply of Ireland.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the Supply of
Ireland, be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Executions by Martial Law.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Informations, to inquire, by the best Means they can, after
the Businesses concerning the Execution, and putting to
Death, by Martial Law, Two of his Majesty's Subjects;
One at Reading, and another at Henley.
Northampton, &c. Association.
Mr. Knightley presented, from the Committee, some
Amendments and Additions to be added to the Ordinance
of Association of the several Counties of Northampton,
Leicester, &c.: The which were read, in hæc verba; viz.
After the Words "Arms and Ammunition, &c." -
"Upon the Propositions formerly agreed on by both
Houses of Parliament, or by any other Way that they
shall judge convenient, for the Suppressing of the present
Rebellion, stirred up by the Malignant Persons, who desire
to subvert the Happiness of this Kingdom: And shall
have Power to order all Things necessary thereunto upon
all Occasions to join with any other Forces raised by the
same Authority:" And then, after the Words "Earl of
Stamforde,"-" Having Commission from the Earl of
Essex, Lord General."
Sir Philip Stapleton, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Solicitor, Lord
Gray, Mr. Purefrey, Mr. Glyn, Sir Tho. Barrington,
Mr. Martyn, Mr. Peerepoint, Mr. Knightley, Sir Tho.
Dacres, Mr. Whitlocke;
This Committee is to consider how, out of the several
Counties, a Body of Force may be raised, to oppose the
Popish Army under the Command of the Earl of Newcastle: And are to present their Resolutions to the House:
And to meet presently, upon the Rising of the House, in
the Court of Wards.
Ordered, That the Town of Harwich, out of the Two
hundred Pounds collected by them upon the Propositions,
shall detain One hundred Pounds: And, upon a Certificate, made by the Commissioners of That Town, of the
Names and Sums of Money detained by them, by virtue
of this Order, the Treasurers of London are to make them
Acquittances for their Security; for which they are to have
the Publick Faith: And what farther Sums of Money shall
be advanced by them, upon the said Propositions, shall,
together with the aforesaid One hundred Pounds, be
laid out about the Fortifying of the said Town, according to the Propositions now reported to the House,
by the Committee for the Association of the several
Counties: And the Deputy Lieutenants of the County
of Essex are hereby required to take Order that the
Works necessary to be done, for the Fortifying of
the said Town, be forthwith speeded; and to give
this House an Account thereof: And the Earl of
Warwick, Lord Lieutenant of the said County, is hereby
desired to take special Care for the Defence of the said
Town; and to appoint such Officers and Commanders
as he shall think fit, to take the Charge thereof: And,
in his Absence, the like Care is required of the Deputy
Lieutenants of the said County.