Die Lunæ, 7 Feb. 1641.
THAT the Committee for the Bill concerning University College, do sit on this Day Se'nnight, by
Eight of Clock in the Morning, in the usual Place.
Ordered, That. . . .for Mr. Holles, and Capt. Ogle, do
meet on Wednesday Morning next, at Eight of Clock, in
the usual Place.
Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Gerard be added to the
Committee for the Poll-money: And that he be appointed to be in the Chair.
Ordered, That Martin Eldred, now Prisoner in the
Gate-house, be a former Order of this House, for composing scandalous Pamphlets, and selling them to be
printed, be discharged from any farther Imprisonment.
That the Committee for the Merchant Adventurers,
where Mr. Whittlock has the Chair, be revived; and do
sit on Friday Morning next, at Eight of Clock, in the
That the Magazine of the County of Monmouth, now
in the Town of Monmouth, be removed from thence to
the Town of Newport, in the said County; and that the
Care hereof be recommended to those Justices of Peace
that subscribed the Information given unto this House.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edwara Leech * *
The Lords have made a Draught of a Commission, to
accompany the Bill of Contribution for the Relief of the
poor distressed Subjects of Ireland; the which they
desire you to give what Expedition you can.
Dilectis et Fidelibus nostris, A.B. &c.
Sciatis * * * *
Mr. Whistler, Mr. Browne, Serj. Wilde, Mr. Lane,
Mr. Hill, Mr. Cage, Mr. Pury, Mr. Corbett;
This Committee is to peruse the Draught of the Commission sent from the Lords, to accompany the Bill of
Contribution; and to consider what farther is fit to be
added unto it.
E. of Kildare.
Ordered, That the Desire of the Earl of Kildare, for
a Command in this Expedition for Ireland, be referred
to the Committee for Irish Affairs, to recommend the
same unto the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
Sir Robert Harley, according to the Order on Saturday
last, carried up the Bill for disenabling all Persons, in
Holy Orders, to have any Temporal Jurisdiction.
Mr. Ellis reports the Bill for dividing the Parish of
Wigan, with some Amendments and Additions: The
which Amendments and Additions were twice read:
And the Bill, with the Additions and Amendments, upon
the Question, ordered to be ingrossed.
&c. at Hull.
That the Arms brought in a Ship from Newcastle to
Hull, and directed to Mr.
Henry Delves in Cheshire, be
seized and detained at Hull, by Mr. Hotham's Directions,
in the Magazine there, until he shall receive Order from
this House; and the Ship and Master likewise be stayed:
And that Mr. Hotham have Thanks returned him, from
this House, for his Care and Diligence herein: And that
Sir Tho. Smyth and Mr. Moore, Members of this House,
do writer to Mr. Delves, to give an Account to this House
whether he sent for Four hundred Horse-arms, and upon
what Occasions. And it is farther Ordered, That Mr.
Hotham do cause the Master of the Ship to be examined
upon Oath, or any other, concerning the Coquet, which
this House conceives to be a false Coquet; and other
Matters concerning this Business: And that Sir H.
Anderson and Mr. Blakiston do write to Newcastle, concerning these Arms, to be informed of the whole Matter.
Resolved, That the Mayor of Hull shall be called in,
He was called in accordingly: And Mr. Speaker told
him, that he understands, the Town is now in better Condition than it was when he was summoned to attend the
Houses: That they understood of the good Obedience of
the Town to the Orders of both Houses: And did require
him to comply with Mr. Hotham; and be assistant unto
him in the Execution of such Orders and Commands as
they shall receive from this House, by Mr. Hotham.
Sir Wm. Savile is appointed to go to the Lords, and to
acquaint them with the Letter sent from Mr. Hotham; and
likewise with the Order this House has conceived in this
Business; and to desire their Lordships Concurrence
Ordered, That Mr. Adrian May be forthwith summoned to attend this House presently.
Sir Robert Harley brings Answer, that he had delivered
the Bill concerning the Bishops Votes; and that their
Lordships had appointed Two Lords of their House to
attend his Majesty presently, with this Bill.
Resolved, That this House doth agree, that those
Arms formerly assigned to the Scotts and remaining at
Berwick, shall be delivered unto them; and that also
Four thousand Musquets, and Two hundred Pikes, shall
be presently delivered unto them; and the Residue of
the Arms, due by the Agreement, shall be delivered at
Scotch Army, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for
Irish Affairs, to consider of the convenientest and most
proper Way to raise the Nine Troops of Horse assigned
to the Scotts.
Resolved, That there shall be Nine Troops of Horse,
consisting of Sixty in a Troop, besides the Officers, shall
be raised for the Scotts.
Resolved, That a Hundred Horse shall be allowed for
the Guard of the General of the Scotts Army, besides
the Nine Troops.
Resolved, That Five-and-twenty hundred Pounds shall
be deposited in the Hands of the Scotts, upon Account,
as a Stock for the Providing of a Thousand Horse, for
the Artillery and Baggage for the Scotts Army.
Resolved, That this House doth give Consent to that
Part of the Proposition, of drawing out, upon Occasion,
a Fourth Part only of the Scotts Army.
That this House doth give Consent to the Scotts Proposition, of giving Conditions to such Towns and Men
as they shall take, with this Addition "according to the
Course of War."
That this House doth give Consent to the Proposition,
concerning the Scotts being answerable for what they
shall do to the King, and Parliament only; and giving
Account to the King, Parliament, and Lieutenant of
Ireland, for the Time being.
That the Lord Marquis of Argile shall have a particular Commission granted unto him, for the present
Transporting of Fifteen hundred Men, being part of the
Ten thousand Men to be sent into Ireland; and that they
shall enter into Pay upon their First Muster in Ireland.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for
Irish Affairs, to consider of the Mustering of the Scotts,
and of the Persons fit to be intrusted therewith.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee, formerly appointed to consider of the Commission to transport the Two thousand Five hundred Scotts, to consider
of a particular Commission, to be granted to the Marquis
of Argile, for the present Transporting of One thousand
Five hundred Men into Ireland; and also of a general
Commission for transporting Men into Ireland.
Ordered, That Sir Rob. King do attend the Committee
for Irish Affairs; and receive Directions not to pay any
Commanders, but from the Delivery of their Commission,
and Raising of their Men.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant * * * *,
King's Answer to Petition, &c.
That the Lords have sent us with this *
That the Lords have received a Letter from the Lord
Keeper, and in it inclosed his Majesty's Answer to the
Petition of both Houses; and likewise a Note inclosed,
concerning the Princess' going into Holland: They have
sent Copies of them.
House to sit.
The Lords have resolved to sit this Afternoon, at Three
of Clock; and desire this House would do the like.
Answer returned by the same Messenger; That the
House will sit this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, as is
RIGHT trusty and well-beloved Counsellor, We
greet. . . well: Our Will and Command is, that you forthwith deliver to be read in Parliament, these Papers inclosed; whereof the One is in Answer to the several
Propositions presented to Us, the Second of February
current, from both Houses of Parliament. Given at
Our Court at Windsor, the Sixth of February, in the
Seventeeth Year of Our Reign.
To Our right trusty and right well-beloved Counsellor,
Edward Lord Littleton, Our Lord Keeper of the
Great Seal of England.
"His Majesty, having well considered the Two several
Petitions, presented unto Him, on Wednesday the Second
of this Month, from both Houses of Parliament; and
being desired to express how willing He is to apply a
Remedy, not only to our Dangers, but even to our
Doubts and Fears; He therefore, to that Petition which
concerns the Forts and Militia of the Kingdom, returns
"That when He shall know the Extent of Power,
which is intended to be established in those Persons
whom you desire to be the Commanders of the Militia
in the several Counties; and likewise, to what Time it
shall be limited That no Power therein shall be executed
by His Majesty alone, without the Advice of Parliament:
then He will declare, that, for the Securing you from
all Dangers, or Jealousies of any, His Majesty will be
content to put in all the Places, both in the Forts, and
Militia in the several Counties, such Persons as both the
Houses of Parliament shall either approve or recommend
unto Him; so that you declare before unto His Majesty,
the Names of the Persons whom you approve or recommend: Unless such Persons shall be named, against
whom He shall have just and unquestionable Exceptions."
"To the other Petition, concerning the Members of
either House, His Majesty returns this Answer: That,
as He once . . . . that he had Ground enough to eccuse
them, so now His Majesty finds as good Cause wholly
to desert any further Prosecution of them: And, for a
further Testimony of His Majesty's real Intention towards all his loving Subjects, some of whom haply may
be involved in some unknown or unwilling Errors; for
the better Composing and Settling of Fears and Jealousies,
of what kind soever; His Majesty is ready to grant as
free and general Pardon, for the full Contentment of all
His loving Subjects, as shall, by the Approbation of both
Houses of Parliament, be thought convenient for that
Queen's &c. going to Holland.
"His Majesty being very much pressed by the States
Ambassadors, to send the Princess his Daughter immediately into Holland; and being likewise earnestly desired
by his Royal Consort, the Queen, to give Her Majesty
Leave to accompany her Daughter thither, hath thought
fit to consent to both Desires; and to make this His
Majesty's Consent, and her Majesty's Resolution, known
to His Parliament."
Resolved, That this House shall insist upon their former
Desire to the Lords, of joining with this House in an
humble Petition to his Majesty, for putting Sir Jo.
Coniers to be Lieutenant of the Tower.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for
that drew the Petition unto his Majesty, concerning the
Tower and Forts, to prepare a Petition, to be carried up
to the Lords, concerning the Making Sir Jo. Coniers
Lieutenant of the Tower.
Answer from the King.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committees for
Militia; and Committee that drew the Petition concerning the Five Members; to consider of his Majesty's
Answer now received from his Majesty; to consider
what is fit to be done thereupon; and likewise to consider whether it be fit to add any thing to the Resolutions of the House, concerning the Militia.
Mr. Fines, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Cage, * * * *
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor of the City of Yorke
shall receive the Magazine for the County of Yorke into
some convenient Place in that City, if the Sheriff and
Justices of Peace of the County of Yorke shall think fit
to remove the same thither; and to permit the said
Sheriff and Justices of Peace, from time to time, to
have free Access to the said Magazine, or any Part thereof, as
make use of the said Magazine, or any Part thereof, as
they shall think fit, for the Defence of the said County.
And it is further Ordered, That if the said Sheriff, and
Justices of Peace, shall think fit to remove the said
Magazine to any other Town or Place, that then such
Town or Place shall be required to permit the said
Magazine to be brought thereinto; and from time to
time, to permit the said Sheriff, and Justices of Peace,
to have Access to the same, to dispose and make use of
the same, as they shall think fit, for the Defence of the
Resolved, upon the Question, That Captain Hen.
Thomas, now Prisoner in the Compter, in Wood-street,
London, being there committed for Speaking of dangerous
Words against some Members of this House, shall, upon
Consideration of his humble Petition now read, be discharged from any further Imprisonment concerning the
Town of Hull.
Sir Wm. Savile reports, that the Lords do concur with
this House in their Desires concerning Hull.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to receive the
Monies given by the Members of this House, for the Relief of the poor distressed People that are come out of Ireland, do send to the several Ministers and Churchwardens
of the several Parishes in and about London, to certify this
House, what Sums of Money are collected, in their several
Parishes, for the Relief of the poor distressed People of Ireland; and to require them to bring in such Monies, as they
have received, to this Committee; who are hereby authorized to receive the same; as also any other Monies that
shall come from any other Parishes in the Country: And
It is further Ordered, That the said Committee shall
pay the Sum of Two hundred Pounds to Mr. John Moore,
a Member of this House, to be conveyed to the Mayor
of Liverpoole, to be distributed by him and the Officers of
that Place, for the Relief of those poor distressed People
that are come out of Ireland thither: And likewise to
pay the Sum of One hundred Pounds to Sir Hugh Owen,
a Member of this House, to be conveyed to Milford
Haven, to be distributed there, for the Relief of the distressed People that are come out of Ireland to that Place:
And further Ordered, That the Sum of One hundred
Pounds shall be paid to Mr. Rous, to be distributed for
the Relief of those distressed People that are come out
of Ireland into the County of Cornwall.
A Letter from Archi. Stewart and others, directed to
the Marquis of Argile, dated at Colraine, 28° Januarii,
in Ireland, and delivered to the Committee that sat, 3°
Februarii, at Merchants Taylors Hall in London, praying
Assistance from the Marquis of Argile with his Regiment,
by Reason of the Mac Donnells Revolt to the Rebels.
for Army in
Instructions for Walter Frost, Gentleman, Commissary
for Victuals to be provided for the Magazine at Chester,
for his Majesty's Army of Ireland, was this Day read;
and assented unto: And Mr. Frost is ordered to make
Provision, according to these Instructions.
Instructions for Walter Frost, Gentleman, Commissary
for Victuals to be provided for the Magazine at
Chester, for his Majesty's Army of Ireland.
1. YOU shall, with as much Speed as conveniently
you can, provide Victual for Ten thousand Men, for
Three Months, after the Rate of Four-pence the Day
for every Man, in Bread, Beef, Butter, Cheese: Wherein
you shall be carefull of the Goodness and Wholsomness
of the Provision; and likewise of the Prices, that they
be as cheap as the Markets will afford.
2. You shall, as near the Prices will bear, provide
for every Man after the Proportion of one Pound of Bread,
one Pound of Beef, or, in lieu thereof, Half a Pound of
Cheese, or Fish, as near the Value thereof as you can;
and One Quarter of a Pound of Butter, for every Day.
3. You shall provide some convenient Place, in the
City of Chester, where the Provisions may be safely kept,
till they be sent to Dublyn, and such other Parts of Ireland, as you shall, from time to time, receive Directions
from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, or the Lords Justices and the Council for that Kingdom, or from such
other Commissioners, or Council, as shall be established
by his Majesty and the Parliament here.
4. Because it is to be feared that there may be some
present Want in Dublin and Drogeda, you shall forthwith
send some Relief to those Places to be delivered to such
Persons as shall be thereunto appointed by the Lord
Lieutenant, or by the Lords Justices and Council of
Ireland; to be accounted as Part of the Provision for the
Three Months, as aforesaid.
5. You shall be careful to send with all such Provision
as you shall send to Ireland, a perfect Invoice thereof to
the Party appointed to receive the same; as likewise a
Duplicate of the same Invoice to the Lord Lieutenant,
or, in his Absence from Dublyn, to the Lords Justices and
Council there, both which shall be signed by your Hands;
expressing the Number, Weight, or Measure of every
Cask: And you shall take of the Master, or Purser, of the
Ship wherein they shall be transported, a Bill of Lading,
whereby he shall be bound to deliver the same, in good
Condition, to such Officer in Dublyn, or any other Places
in Ireland, as shall be appointed to receive it; to whom
likewise, the Invoice shall be delivered, and the Prices of
all the several kinds of Victuals sent, together with the
Charges, which are to be added to the Price: Of which
the said Officer appointed to receive and deliver the same,
is to give an Account to the Treasurers at Wars, that a
proportionable Abatement may be made out of Soldiers
6. The Officer appointed to receive the said Provision,
is to give the Master of Ship, or Purser, that shall take
Charge of the Delivery of any such Provision, a Certificate
of the Delivery, which he is to send unto you, for your
Discharge: And likewise the said Officer is to send into
England, to such Commissioners or Officer as shall be
appointed thereunto, a Certificate of all such Provision
as he shall receive from you: And you likewise are to
send up another Certificate, under your Hand, that so
there may be a Ground for the Charge and Discharge
of the same, in your several and respective Accounts.
7. You shall, for the present, send some Provisions of
Wheat, Meal, or Biscuit, or which of them you can soonest
procure: But, for the time to come, you shall observe such
Direction therein, as you shall receive from the Lord Lieutenant, or the Lords Justices and Council, in Ireland.
8. And, because there will necessarily fall out, there will
be some Waste in these Provisions, the Officer, appointed
to receive and deliver the same, shall take special Care to
observe what that Waste is, that so it may be added to
the Price, as is most just: But, if the Price will thereby
be so inhanced, that the Soldiers will not be able to bear
it; it is to be certified to such as his Majesty and the Parliament shall appoint to take care of the Affairs of Ireland,
that so some other Course may be taken in that Behalf.
9. You shall likewise provide Four thousand Quarters
of good merchantable Oats, to be sent to such Places in
Ireland, as shall be appointed by the Lord Lieutenant, or
Lords Justices and Council there; or by such Commissioners and Counsellors, as shall be here established for the
Affairs of Ireland; to be delivered at the Rate they cost,
with the Charges added, that so a proportionable Abatement may be made of the Wages of the said Horse: Which
Oats are to be delivered to such Officers in Ireland, as the
Lord Lieutenant, or Lords Justices and Council, shall appoint to receive the same. And you are to observe the like
Course for sending Invoice of the same into Ireland, and
Certificates to London, as is formerly directed in the Case
of the other Provision, for the better keeping the Account.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Clerk to Mr.
Frost, Commissary for the Magazine of Victuals, and other
Provision to be made at Chester, shall have Two Shillings
per Diem allowed unto him, for his Wages.
Ordered, That all Mayors, Justices of Peace, and other
Officers, be aiding and assisting to Mr. Frost, Commissary
for the Magazine of Victuals, and other Provision, to be
made at Chester, in the Making and Providing of the same.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Irish
Affairs, to take into Consideration the Informations given,
concerning the Earl of Antrime, and what further Proof
shall be given, concerning the Matters informed of
The Commission and Instructions, authorizing a certain
Number of Members of both Houses, to manage divers
of the Affairs of Ireland, was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
THAT We, taking into Our Care the Peace and good
Government of Our Kingdom of Ireland, and the Protection of Our Royal Subjects there, the Suppression of
all the Rebels and Traitors, and re-establishing Religion
and Justice, have, by the Advice of the Lords and Commons in Parliament, appointed you to be Our Commissioners and Council residing here in England, for advising,
ordering, and disposing, all things concerning the Government and Defence of that Kingdom, according to such
Instructions and Directions as are hereunto annexed,
and such other Instructions, as you shall, from time to
time, receive from Us, by the Advice of our Lords and
Commons, in Parliament: And do hereby authorize you,
any or more of you, for the Execution of the same
accordingly: Requiring all our Officers and loving Subjects of Our Kingdom of England and Ireland, to be
obedient, aiding, and assisting to you in that Behalf.
You shall, in the first Place, be careful to inform and
advise as how the true reformed Protestant Religion may
best be maintained, practised, and professed in that Kingdom; Idolatry, Ignorance, and Superstition diminished
and suppressed; and to perform and execute all things
requisite for the Effecting thereof, according to the Laws
and Statutes of that Kingdom, with such Gentleness and
Moderation, that all Our loving Subjects who have been
seduced and misguided, may discern Our Princely Care,
not only to protect their Persons and Estates, according
to the Rules of Justice and the Laws of that Kingdom,
but likewise to provide for their Souls and Consciences,
to be instructed in the Ways of Salvation.
You shall take care that such Aids and Contributions
as shall be granted in Parliament for the Defence of Ireland shall be levied and paid in such manner as shall be
appointed by Law; and that the general Treasurers,
Receivers, and likewise all Collectors, and other Officers
and Ministers, be duly charged, and brought to Account
for the same.
You shall give Warrant and Direction for the Disposing
of the said Monies, for the Payment of such Forces of
Horse and Foot, and other Officers of the Army, both
English, Scottish, and Irish, according to such List and
Establishment as shall be ordered, and agreed to by both
Houses of Parliament; and of all other necessary
Charges and Provisions for the Supply and Maintenance
of the same; as also, of all extraordinary Allowance
which shall be needful for Intelligence, and other necessary and occasional Service, for the Prosecution of the
War against the Rebels: And you shall be careful, that
our Treasurer at Wars for Ireland, and all other, to whose
Trust or Disposing any Money concerning the Affairs of
Ireland shall be committed; to account for the same in
the due and usual Manner.
You shall take Account of all Muster-masters, Commissaries, and other Officers, that the full Number of
Men, Horses, and Foot, and other Officers, entertained
and in Pay, for our Service in Ireland, be duly employed
for the Defence of that Kingdom, and Suppression of
the Rebels, without Allowance of Dead-pays, or of the
unnecessary Absence of any of them: And, as the same
Force shall decay, or be diminished, you shall take care,
that the same be reinforced and recruited.
You shall give Warrant and Direction, for the Providing of Victuals and Cloths for our Army and Garisons,
and also Oats and Provender for Horses, at the cheapest
Rates: And that the same be conveyed over, and kept
in such Magazine and Stores, as shall be most convenient
for their Supply and Relief: And that a proportionable
Price be defalked for the same out of their Wages and
Pay, as shall be just and reasonable.
You shall provide Arms, Munition, and all other Materials and Necessaries, for the Use of our Armies in
Ireland, to be conveyed to our several Stores in that
Kingdom, under the Charge and Account of the Master
of our Ordnance, and of his Deputy and Under Officers
there: And you shall, as often as you shall see Cause,
require an Account thereof; and, by the best Means
you can, shall prevent all Waste, Negligence, and Corruption, in disposing the same.
You shall take care, that necessary and convenient
Shipping be provided for Transportation of all such Men
and Horses, and other Provisions, out of this Kingdom
into Ireland: And that such Ships as shall be appointed
for the Guard of that Kingdom, shall be employed accordingly; and that the Captains, and other Commanders
of those Ships, do their Duty: And you shall, by all
due Means, prevent all unprofitable Consumption either
of their Time or Victual.
You shall, with your uttermost Care and Diligence,
endeavour and provide, that all Articles and Agreement,
made or to be made with the Commissioners of Our
Kingdom of Scotland by Consent and Advice of our
Parliament, be duly observed on both Parties; and that
Payment be made to Our Subjects of Scotland, according
to those Agreements: And you shall, from time to time,
advise Us, and Our Parliament, how those Aids and
Supplies, which are to be entertained from thence, may
be employed and disposed for the best Service and Advantage of this Crown, in subduing the Rebels, and
Setting of Religion and Peace in that Kingdom.
You shall, from time to time, advertise our Lieutenant
of Ireland, the Council, and other Governors and Commanders there, what you conceive to be needful for the
Prosecution of the War, in the best Manner, for the Defence of That our Realm of Ireland, and Ease of the great
Charges and Expenses, which, by Occassion of this Hebellion, lie upon Our loving Subjects of This Kingdom.
You shall so order and provide, that you be duly informed of the State of that Kingdom, of the Proceedings
of our Armies and Forces there, that so you may be the
better enabled to represent the same to Us, and to Our
Lords and Commons in Parliament; together with your
own Opinion and Advice, what shall be further necessary
to be done for Our Service, and the Good of Our
You shall observe and pursue all such other Directions
and Instructions as you shall receive from Us, by the
Counsel and Consent for Our High Court of Parliament.
Ordered, That Mr. Pym shall have Power to report
unto the Committee for Irish Affairs, That this House
has assented unto this Commission and Instructions:
And that this House has given Power to their Committee, to nominate such as they shall think fit to be Commissioners named in this Commission: And to desire,
that the Lords Committees may have the like Power.
That the Committee shall have Power to add an
Article to these Instructions, for examining the Exaction
of Treasurers, Commissaries, and other Officers.
Corn, &c. for
Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer reported, That his
Majesty had granted a Warrant for a Privy Seal, full to
the Desires of this House, for the Transportation of
Corn, Victual, and Cloathing into Ireland, Custom-free,
in both Kingdoms.
Mr. Warrick is desired to expedite this Business, as
much as in him lies.
That it be referred to the Committee for Irish Affairs,
to consider of the Losses that have been occasioned by
these late Storms that have happened to the Officers and
Soldiers, in transporting the Victual and Ammunition.
That Sir Wm. Brereton shall take care to make a new
Supply of such Provision, as was formerly made by Order
of this House, for the Transportation of the Fifteen hundred Foot of the Lord Lieutenant's Regiment at Chester,
and is since made unserviceable by the late Storms.
That the Petition of the Earl of Thomond be referred
to the Committee for Irish Affairs.
Resolved, That to the former Resolutions of this House
concerning the Militia, it shall be added "That such
Persons as shall not obey in any of the Premises, shall
answer their Neglect and Contempt to the Lords and Commons in Parliament, and not otherwise, nor elsewhere."
Resolved, That his Majesty's Answer to the Petition of
both Houses, concerning the Forts and Militia of this Kingdom, is a Grant thereof, when That Power, and the Time
Continuance of it, and the Names of the Persons that
are to have that Power, are declared to his Majesty.
Resolved, That the Power of recommending and altering such Persons as shall be trusted with the Forts and
Power aforesaid, shall continue, until, by the Advice and
Desires of both Houses of Parliament, it shall be altered.
Ordered, That these Words, "and other Officers,"
shall be added to the former Resolutions of this House,
concerning the Militia.
Resolved, That the Power of the Militia, voted in this
House with these Additions, shall be forthwith sent up to
the Lords, to desire them to join with this House in it.
Ordered, That the Sum of Five thousand Pounds, ordered on Saturday last to be paid to Mr. Loftus, for
Payment of the Soldiers at Dublyn, shall be paid unto
him out of the Monies remaining in the Hands of the
Treasurers of the Four first Subsidies: And the said
Treasurers are ordered to pay the same accordingly.
Ordered, That Sir Rob. Pye do go up to the Lords; to
desire a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses,
concerning the Scotts Propositions; and the Message sent
from the King concerning the Militia of the Kingdom.
And Mr. Fynes and Sir Philip Stapleton are appointed
Managers of the First Part of the Conference; and Mr.
Perepointe Manager of the Second Part of the Conference.
And he is to carry the Votes of this House, concerning the Militia, with the Additions this Day made to
the former Votes.
The humble Petition of Edward Hollister, Robert
Jones, Sisly Rumsey, Edward Harry, David Kenkins,
and divers others, Inhabitants in the County of Monmouth, being this Day read;
It was Resolved, upon the Question, and Ordered accordingly, That it be referred to Walter Rumsey, Wm.
Herbert, and Edward Morgan, Esquires, or any Two of
them, to examine the Matters complained of in their Petition; and to certify this House of the Truth thereof:
And, in the mean time, all Proceedings, by way of Indictment or otherwise, against the Petitioners, concerning the Matters mentioned in their Petition, are ordered
to be stayed accordingly.
Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leeche and
The Lords desire a present Conference, if it may stand
with the Conveniency of this House, by a Committee of
both Houses, upon the Bill for Pressing of Soldiers.
Answer returned by the same Messengers: That this
House will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Martyn, Sir Rob.Coke, Mr.
Nicholas, Mr. Corbett, are appointed Reporters of this
Scotts Propositions, &c.
Sir Rob.Pye brings Answer, that the Lords will give
a present Meeting, concerning the Scotts Propositions;
and the Tower; and Militia of the Kingdom.
Ordered, That the Commissioners that are to treat
with the Commissioners of Scotland, do move the Scotts
Commissioners to write into Scotland, that Captain Winter and his Clerk and Footman, all now apprehended
in Scotland, be brought in safe Custody to Barwicke:
Where the Mayor of Barwicke is required to take Charge
of them: And the Sheriff of Northumberland is required
to convey them in safe Custody through that County:
And all other Sheriffs, through whose Counties the said
Persons are to pass towards London, shall have the like
special Care, in the safe Bringing up of the said Persons
to the House of Commons.
Ordered, That the Scotts Commissioners be likewise
moved to write, that the Persons that give the Information against Captain Winter and his Two Servants, may
also come up to testify the same.
Trial of the
Ordered, That Mr. Long do go to the Lords with this
Message; To desire the Lords to put off the Day for the
Twelve Bishops Trial a while longer; their Lordships
knowing the important Affairs of the Kingdom, at this
time, that hinders this House from taking the same into
Ordered, That Mr. Pym do speedily take the Examination of Colonel Taffe, to the end that he may be bailed
or dismissed, if no other Matter appear upon his Examination to the contrary.
Ordered, That the Committee for Intelligence do
take into Consideration the Information against Mr.
Browninge, a Minister.
Ordered, That the Speech put forth in the Name of
Mr. Hollis be referred to the Committee for Printing.
Ordered, That Sir Edw. Deeringe be required to deliver to this House, such Writings, Books, and other
Things, as are in his Custody, as being in the Chair for
the Committee for Printing.
Serjeant Wilde reports the Bill for Pressing of Soldiers,
from the Conference, with some Amendments: The
which were twice read; and Ordered, that upon the Question, That the Bill should be amended accordingly.