Die Mercurii, 2 Novembris, 1642.
Westminster Dean and Chapter.
ORDERED, That none of the Rents, Revenues, or
Profits, of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster,
assigned for the Maintenance of the Scholars, and Almsmen of the Foundation of the said Collegiate Church of
Westminster, be stopt, or the Payment thereof interrupted, notwithstanding the Order of both Houses for
sequestring the Rents, Profits, and Revenues of Archbishops, Bishops, Deans, Deans and Chapters: And
that the Receiver of the College do receive the Rents
as formerly; and the Steward, the other Provisions.
Bishops, &c. Sequestration.
Ordered, That the whole Matter and Manner of sequestring the Rents and Profits of Archbishops, Bishops,
Deans, Deans and Chapters, be referred to the Committee
for the King's Revenue; and likewise to provide, that
the Allowances assigned for Scholars, Almsmen, and
other charitable Uses, may not be interrupted or diverted:
And likewise to provide for the Indemnity of such Tenants as shall, in Obedience to the Order of both Houses,
forbear to pay their Rents payable to * * * *.
Grant to Michell.
Ordered, That Mr. Michell, a Minister, lately come out
of Ireland, shall have Twenty Pounds bestowed upon him
out of the Contribution Monies for Ireland: And that
Sir Robert Pye, and Mr. Wheeler, Treasurers for the
Contribution Monies at Westminster, do forthwith pay
unto the said Mr. Michell the said Twenty Pounds.
Ordered, That Richard Shank, Carrier of Dorchester,
who has his Horses stayed, shall have his Horses forthwith discharged.
Distressed Persons from Ireland.
Ordered, That the Six-and-twenty Pounds, collected at
the last Fast but one, in the Parish of Westminster, be paid
into the Hands of the Committees for Contributions at
Westminster; to be disposed of to such distressed English
as are come out of Ireland, and now lying about this
Redriffe Volunteers, &
Ordered, That Captain Robert Mounton be recommended to the Earl of Northumberland, to be Captain
of the Volunteers raised in the Parish of Redriffe: And
that he shall have Power to set up Posts and Chains for
the Defence of that Town, in such Manner as Southwarke had.
Dep. Lieuts. of Surrey.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Evelyn, Sir Rich. Onslow, Mr.
Drake, Mr. Jo. Goodwyn, Mr. Sandys, do meet together,
and bring in the Names of fit Persons to be Deputy
Lieutenants for the East Part of the County of Surrey;
and likewise to consider of some Course to be held with
such as refuse to go out.. the County, to serve the Commonwealth: And are to bring in their Report To-morrow Morning: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two
of Clock, in the Court of Wards.
Ordered, That Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Rous, Mr.
Rigby, Mr. White, be required .. search the Studies,
Libraries, and Papers of Dr. Jo. Price: And that they
prepare an Impeachment against him.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Dr. Jo. Price be
forthwith committed Prisoner to Newgate, there to remain during the Pleasure * * *; for composing and
publishing a Book very much derogatory to the Proceedings of Parliament.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Tho. Smyth, of
Cripplegate Ward, Merchant, upon Sight of a Certificate
under the Hands of Alderman Warner, and Alderman
Towse, Treasurers for the Propositions, that the said
Mr. Smyth has paid in Two hundred Pounds upon the
Propositions; and likewise upon his Offer in his Petition,
to maintain Ten Men sufficiently armed for Twelve
Weeks, if the Service shall so long continue; be forthwith discharged from any farther Restraint.
Members accede to Convenant.
Mr. Littleton, Serjeant Cresweld, declared themselves
in the Affirmative, to the Vote concerning the Earl of
Cresweld, &c. thanked.
The House takes Notice of the good Service done by
Serjeant Cresweld, in the Country, upon the Matter of
Contributions, and other Services of the Parliament: For
which they return Thanks; and do Order, That he
should prepare a Letter of Thanks to the Mayor of Exon,
for his good Service done upon the Propositions; and for
his Kindness to the Earl of Essex, Lord General, when
he was in the Field.
Innovations in the Church.
A Message from the Lords, Sir Robert Riche and
Mr. P ....;
The Lords do return this Bill, intituled, "An Act for
the Suppressing of Innovations in Churches and Chapels,
and for the better Observation of the Sabbath, and the
Advancing of Preaching, &c. with some Amendments:
The which they have passed, with some Amendments:
The which Amendments were the Amendments from
Ordered, The Bill to be amended accordingly.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the
House does agree to all the Amendments.
Ordered, That Mr. Prideaux do prepare a short Bill to
prevent the Inconveniencies that may arise by the Time's
being elapsed in the Bill of Innovations.
Wm. Danke, against whom there came a Letter, with
Informations against him, was called in: Who denied all
the Particulars informed against him in the Letter.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Wm. Danke be
forthwith committed Prisoner to Newgate; there to
remain during the Pleasure of the House.
Reward to Mariners.
Resolved, That the common Mariners of the Merchants
Ships, who receive not above Twenty Shillings a Month,
employed in this Summer's Service, shall have a Month's
Pay bestowed upon them, over and above their Wages.
House will sit.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whitfield and
The Lords do intend to sit this Afternoon, at Three of
Clock, about the pressing Affairs of this Kingdom: And
they do desire this House would do the like, if it may
stand with the Conveniency of this House.
Ordered, That this House do meet this Afternoon, at
Three of Clock.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has resolved to sit this Afternoon, at Three of
Fortification of Chichester.
The Lords and Commons, in this present Parliament
assembled, taking Notice of the Weakness of the City of
Chichester, and the Willingness of the Inhabitants to fortify the same in these Times of Danger; do Order and
Ordain, and hereby give full Power and Authority to the
said Inhabitants, to make any such Fortifications in or
about the City, for the Security thereof, as they in their
Discretions shall think fit. And they do further Order,
That whereas Seven Pieces of Ordnance, upon their Intreaty, have been delivered unto them by Sir Wm. Lewis,
out of the Castle of Portsmouth, that they may retain them
for their Use, during these Times of Danger: And the
said Sir Wm. Lewis, for the Delivery of the said Ordnance, shall hereby be saved harmless, and indemnified.
And it is further Ordered, That the said City of Chichester
may have Ten Barrels of Powder out of the Magazine at
Portsmouth, for the Use and Defence of the said City.
Indemnity for fortifying the City.
MR. Hill, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Prideaux, are
to prepare an Order to save the City harmless, for the
Fortifications they have made, and for the Men they
have raised, and set forth; and to bring it in To-morrow
Person to attend in Custody.
Resolved, That Peter Cole of Cornehill shall be forthwith summoned to attend the Service of the House, in
Taking of Scarborough Castle.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Taking in of
the Castle of Scarborough, by Sir Hugh Cholmeley, is an
acceptable and good Service to the Commonwealth, and
for the Safety thereof: And that he shall be protected, and
saved harmless, by both Houses of Parliament: And
that the Sheriff of the said County be aiding and assisting
Persons sent for.
Upon the Report from the Committee for the Customs;
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That Tho. Colston,
Francis Creswick, Wm. Lissett, of Bristoll, Merchants, be
forthwith sent for, as Delinquents, for refusing to attend
the Committee of the Customs, &c.. upon the Summons
and Order * * *
..Wheeler, .. Holland, .. Pye, .. Glyn, .. Lumley,
.. Ashe, .. Bell, .. Prideaux, .. Whittacre, .. Jennour,
.. Maynard, the Citizens of London, are appointed to
consider how the maimed Soldiers of the Army may be
provided for in the Hospitals of the Savoye, the Charterhouse, St. Katherine's, St. Thomas, and the rest; and to
inquire into the Abuse of the Government of these Hospitals, and to take some Care and Means for rectifying
the said Abuses: Sir Tho. Soame and Mr. Jennour are
especially required to take Care of this Business: And
likewise to consider how the maimed Soldiers, in the mean
time, may be provided for, and disposed of. And are to
meet To-morrow, at Eight of Clock, in the Court of
Liberty to a Prisoner.
The humble Petition of Mr. Jo. Fountaine, Counsellor
at Law, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That he shall have Liberty to go with
a Keeper to Church, to serve God, at St. Margaret's,
Members accede to Covenant, &c.
Mr. Maynard declared himself in the Affirmative to
the Question concerning the Earl of Essex, and offered
to give Forty Pounds unto the Cause.
Mr. Whittlock declared himself in the Affirmative to
the Vote, concerning the Earl of Essex.
Listing a Horse.
Mr. Sandys is injoined to list the Horse he offered for the
publick Service, with the Commissary here at London.
Declaration to the Scotts.
Mr. Pym presented from the Committee for the Safety
of the Kingdom, a Declaration to be sent to the Scotts,
concerning their Assistance: The which was read; and,
by Vote upon the Question, assented unto (the Question
being first put, Whether the Question shall be now put);
and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Assent.
Affairs of the Kingdom
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whitfield and
The Lords do desire a present Conference, by a
Committee of both Houses, presently, in the Painted
Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this
House, concerning the Affairs of the Kingdom.
Sir Jo. Wray went to the Lords, to desire that this
House might have Liberty to propound something at this
Conference, concerning the great Affairs of the Kingdom.
Answer; The House has considered their Lordships
Message; and will give a present Meeting as is desired.
Resolved, upon the *, That this Declaration shall be
an Head of the Conference: And that the Lords Concurrence be desired: And that it may be sent by the
Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom, into Scotland,
by an express Messenger.
Mr. Pym, Sir H. Vane, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Whitlock, are
appointed Reporters and Managers of this Conference.
Person in Custody.
Ordered, That Sir Alexander Ratcliffe, now in Custody
here in London, be not discharged till the House be first
acquainted herewith; and that they give farther Order
Ordered, That the Letters from the Lords Justices in
Ireland, concerning Drugs, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Irish Affairs.
Ly. Richardson's Trunks.
Ordered, That the Delivery of the Trunks of the Lady
Richardson be referred to the Committee for Dispatches
and Informations, to cause them to be discharged and delivered, if they shall not see good Cause to the contrary.
Affairs of the Kingdom.
Sir Jo. Wray brings Answer that the Lords do agree,
that at this Conference this House may propound something, concerning the great Affairs of the Kingdom, as is
Address to the King.
Mr. Pym reports, That the Earl of Northumberland
reported, That the Committee for the Defence of the
Kingdom, had considered of the present State of the
Kingdom; and had considered of some humble Address
to be made to his Majesty, for the Sparing of the Effusion
of more Blood: But they would do nothing, until they
had first acquainted the Lord General, and the Members
of both Houses in the Army. That they had received a
Letter from the Earl of Essex: The which was read: And
that the Lords thought it fit to refer it to the Committee
for the Safety of the Kingdom, to prepare an humble
Address to his Majesty for an Accommodation, if this
House shall so think fit.
Resolved, upon the Question, That it be referred to the
Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom, to prepare
Heads of an humble Address to be made unto his Majesty,
for composing the Differences and Distractions of the
Kingdom; and settling the Peace of the Kingdom; and
to present them to the House.
E. of Essex' Services.
Ordered, That, To-morrow at Ten of Clock, the
Motion concerning the Acknowledgment of the good and
worthy Service done by the Earl of Essex the Lord General, be taken into Consideration: And that Mr. Speaker
put the House in mind hereof.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Captain Fulkes,
lately run away from the Army, be forthwith committed
Prisoner to the Gatehouse; there to remain during the
Pleasure of this House.
Resolved, That Sir Alexander Ratcliffe, taken in Essex,
be committed to the Serjeant's Custody: And that the
Consideration and Examination of all the Matters concerning him be referred to the Committee for the Defence
of the Kingdom.
Provisions for Ireland.
That the Dispatch of the Ships and Provisions made by
Mr. Kurle at Hull; and the Examination of the State of
his Accounts concerning those Provisions; be referred to
the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland; to even the Accounts, and to dispatch away those Ships and Provisions
to the Places assigned.
Preparation of Forces.
Whereas we the Lords and Commons have ordered
&c. [a]: To prevent all Misconstructions or Neglects,
whereby our just Defence may be hindered; we do Declare, That the Preparation of Forces, and all other
necessary Means, for the Defence of the Protestant Re.
ligion, the Privileges of Parliament, the Laws and Liberties of the Subject, shall be prosecuted with all Vigour.
This Declaration to be forthwith printed.
Proposition for Peace, &
Mr. Pym went up to the Lords, to acquaint them, that
this House doth agree with them to the Proposition made
at the last Conference, concerning Peace: And to desire
them to join with this House in this Declaration.