Die Mercurii, 24 Augusti, 1642;
WHEREAS Sir Jo. Hobart, of Blickling in the
County of Norfolk, Knight and Baronet, one of
the Deputy Lieutenants appointed by the House of Commons for the said County, is known to be a Man well
affected to his Majesty, and to the Parliament; and is
now travelling into Norfolk, with Five Case of Pistols,
Three Carabines, and Two little short Pieces of Brass:
These are to require all Sheriffs, Mayors, Constables, and
other his Majesty's Subjects and Officers whatsoever, to
permit and suffer him to pass quietly and freely, with
the Arms before mentioned, without any Lett or Molestation.
Commrs of of Array.
Mr. White, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Gourdon, Sir Wm. Strickland, are added to the Committee appointed to consider
of the Proceedings of the Commissioners named in the
Commission of Array, and of their Adherents.
The Ordinance for restraining the Licence of Printing
was read; and re-committed unto Mr. White, Mr. Rigby,
Mr. Rous, Sir Simonds D'Ewes, Mr. Gourdon: Who
withdrew presently upon it.
Leave to go to the King.
Ordered, That Sir Ro. Fenn have Leave to go to his
Majesty, Himself and Four Servants, with Monies under
the Sum of an hundred Pounds.
Securing Great Yarmouth.
An Order for securing Great Yarmouth was read; and
re-committed to the Committee appointed to consider
Letter from E. of Leicester.
A Letter from the Earl of Leicester, from Nottingham,
of the 19° of August, concerning his not being yet dispatched, by reason of his Majesty's Commands.
A Letter from Mr. Strode, from Munster, of August the
9th, concerning the State of that Province; and a Letter
from Mr. Jo. Gower, of the 5th of August.
Disarming Papists in Dublyn.
Resolved, That Order be given immediately for Disarming the Papists in Dublyn, and thereabouts: And that
the Committee do consider of some Way of securing the
Persons of the principal Papists.
Resolved, That the Lords Justices be reproved for delaying the Disarming of them so long, and for suffering
the Priests to go over into France, who are now all come
back again into Ireland.
Ordered, That these Letters from Munster be referred
to the Committee for Adventurers; who are appointed
to sit this Afternoon upon them; and to consider of the
Business concerning the Lord Forbes; and of some
present Supplies to be sent into that Province.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Ogle shall receive Thanks from
this House for the good Service he hath done in Munster:
And the House doth promise, that they will take some
speedy Course for the satisfying him his Arrears.
Ordered, That these Petitions of Mr. Church, Mr.
Beresford, Simon Holman, Tho. Hilman, Geo. Church,
Francis Hayward, Jo. Leigh, Rich. Barwick Gentlemen:
And the Petition of the cashiered Officers of the Lord
Kerrie's Regiment, whose Names are underwritten; and
the Petition of Tho. Church, and Michael Beresford; be
referred to the Committee of Adventurers.
An Ordinance for inhibiting the Importation of Currans, which was formerly re-committed, was this Day
brought in from the Committee; and read; and, by
Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to
be carried up to the Lords for their Concurrence; And
that it be printed by the Printer that printed the Book of
Proceedings against Clerke.
The Witnesses against Clerke, the Vicar of Andevor,
who was summoned to come up, for refusing to obey the
Order of the House, were called in: Who testified, That
the said Vicar gave a Command to lock the Church
Doors: That he said, "Rather than Mr. Symonds should
preach there, by Order of Parliament, he would lose his
Life, and his Wife and Children should die in Prison:
That the Church was as much his own, as his own
House; and he would hold his Right, let the Parliament
do what they would."
Mr. Clarke being called in, denied the Truth of this
Information: Whereupon he was commanded to withdraw.
And being called in again, Mr. Speaker, by Command
of the House, told him, "The House was not satisfied
with his Answer: That the Information was proved by
several Witnesses: And therefore the House had commanded him to pronounce this Judgment upon him;
That he should be committed to the King's Bench; and
there remain during the Pleasure of this House."
Ordered, That the said Clarke the Vicar, the Churchwardens, and other Persons whom it may concern, be
hereby required to permit the said Mr. Symonds to preach
in the Church of Andevor, according to the former
Order, without Lett or Interruption.
Declaration from the Scotts.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House holds
it fittest, that the Declaration from the Scotts should be
received by a Committee of both Houses.
Securing Great Yarmouth, &c.
The Order for securing the Town of Great Yarmouth
in the County of Norfolk, re-committed, was again
brought in, and by Vote upon the Question, assented
unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their
Ordered, That Linne shall have the like; and Boston,
and any other Town that shall desire it.
Bringing in Money, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Corbett shall have Leave to go to
Yarmouth, to advance the Propositions for Bringing in of
Money, Plate and Horse; and to secure that Town, and
preserve the Peace of it.
Ordered, That Sir Michael Wharton's Plate, now
stayed by Order of the House, and in Custody at Guildhall, shall remain there still, until the House take further
Instructions to Counties.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir H. Vane junior,
and the rest of the Gentlemen nominated for Deputy
Lieutenants for that County, or any Two of them, to
peruse the several Instructions that have been given to
the several Counties; and out of them, or otherwise, to
compose a Body of Instructions fit for them.
Removing a Prisoner.
Ordered, That Sir Roger Twisden now in the Serjeant's
Custody, be removed from thence to Sir Hugh Cholmeley's
House at Cheswick: And that he give good Security not
to depart above Three Miles from thence, till the House
take farther Order.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and
The Lords have appointed To-morrow, at Two of
Clock, to receive the Scottish Commissioners, by a Committee of the whole House, in the Painted Chamber:
And they desire that you would do the like.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
consent to meet with the Committee of the Lords House,
by a Committee of this whole House, to receive the
Scottish Commissioners, To-morrow at Two, post meridiem, in the Painted Chamber.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House hath resolved, That a Committee of this House
shall meet a Committee of the Lords House, To-morrow,
at Two post meridiem, in the Painted Chamber, to receive
the Scottish Commissioners.
Collectors of Money.
Ordered, That the Collectors appointed to receive the
Monies that come in upon the Bill of Four hundred
thousand Pounds in the County of Southampton, shall
not pay any Monies designed to Colonel Goring by
former Orders, notwithstanding any former Order.
Message to Lords.
Sir Wm. Strickland carried up to the Lords the * *
Pay to the Governor of Hull; the Ordinance for the
better Observing the publick Fast; the Order for Securing of Great Yarmouth.
Sir Wm. Strickland brings Answer, That the Lords
do agree in all.
Loans from the City, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider
of the Propositions to be made to the Citizens, concerning
the Borrowing of Monies, do meet this Afternoon, and
bring in those Propositions To-morrow Morning: And
it is referred to the same Committee, to prepare some
Order for securing such Monies as shall be brought in
and lent by the Merchant Strangers.
Information against Lake.
Edw. Walker, and Two more of the Inhabitants of
Greenwiche, were called in; who informed the House
That they were present when Lake, the Curate of the
Church in Greenewiche, did, on Sunday last, read the
Kentish Petition, and Instructions presented lately to his
Majesty at Yorke; which this House caused to be suppressed, as it was in printing.
Resolved, &c. That * Lake, the Curate of the Church
in Greenewiche, shall be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent.
Ordered, That the Ship going to Newcastle, whereof
Clarke is Master, shall be forthwith discharged, notwithstanding the former Order of this House for Stay thereof.
Ordered, That Mr. Green do return Answer to the Earl
of Warwicke, to those Letters this Day received from his
Lordship: And that he likewise desire the Earl of Warwicke to send Two or Three Ships of good Strength, to
seize upon Captain Stradling, and Captain Kettleby, or
any other Ships that ride thereabouts, to give any
Disturbance or Annoyance to the Ships that pass between England and Ireland.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Navy do, To-morrow, confer with the Trinity Men, concerning some
Ketches to be employed towards Portesmouth, &c.
Providing Money, &c.
Ordered, That the Consideration of providing Monies
for Ireland; and likewise the Consideration of the State
of the Army, shall be the first Business this Morning.
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