Volume 203: June 1659, 1-10

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Calendar of State Papers Domestic: Interregnum, 1658-9. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1885.

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June 1659, 1–10

[June 1.] Index entries of Proceedings in the Council of State. [I. 85.]
Hen. Wansey to have back a parchment roll. [Col. 80.]
The Admiralty Commissioners to provide a ship to carry the messenger to the Sound; also 2 ships for the Commissioners plenipotentiary. [Col. 1.]
Letter to Gen. Montague; a vessel to be prepared to carry the messenger, who is to stay there. [Col. 48.]
A proclamation to be prepared, inhibiting taking commissions under foreign princes and states. [Col. 59.]
Letter from Canterbury touching disturbance by Quakers.
[Sir] Thos. Armstrong, Chas. Gerard, and Thos. Porter to put in security. [Col. 1, 32, 59.]
—Gattam to be sent for. [Col. 32]
A commission to be prepared for Vice-Admiral Lawson and 5 captains. [Col. 40.]
Letter of the lieutenant of the Tower. [Col. 76.]
Letters to Sir Phil. Meadows. [Col. 48.]
Wm. Wivell to put in security. [Col. 80.]
[Missing Order Book, pp. 38–41.]
June 1.
President Harrington to Justinian Paget, Jno. Huxley, and Edwin Rich, 3 justices of peace for Middlesex. Council hearing that a rude multitude from Enfield Town have broken down the hedges and ditches of the enclosure, and threaten to cut down houses and throw down all the inclosures there, desire you to examine the business, and proceed according to law, to suppress tumult and protect proprietors from violence; and in case you require further help, they have ordered 2 troops of horse to be in the neighbourhood, and obey any orders you may give for preservation of peace. [I. 98, p. 10.]
June 1.
President Harrington to Thos. Ockman, mayor of Canterbury; Thos. Scott, Thos. Broadnax, Thos. Monins, Vincent Denn, and Ro. Maskall. Council hearing that last Sunday several, under the name of Quakers entered the cathedral during service, and interrupted it by disturbing the minister in his preaching, and caused a tumult afterwards, desire you to examine into the matter, and report who were the promoters of the disturbance; to proceed against them according to law, and guard against any future disturbance, as well within the city as within the liberties of the cathedral and the county. [I. 98, p. 10.]
June 1. 31. Order in the Admiralty Committee, on consideration of the officers to be attendant upon them, that Robt. Blackborne be appointed secretary, with 300l. a year for himself and one clerk. That Jas. Sotherne be his clerk at 70l. a year. That Jno. Powell and Thos. Davis be messengers, at 60l. a year each; and Chas. Stanian usher at 50l. [¾ page.]
June 1. 32. Proceedings at a Council of War, before the Lord-General and 9 others, on the petition of Captain Cornelius Buroughs, Steward-General. The court ordered Capt. Christ. Myngs to be sent for, and being asked whether he owned the petition, he denied that he spoke any such words; what he said was in passion, and related to private differences between them; he also denied the substance of the petition, as to his being unfaithful to the State. Being required to put in a charge against Capt. Buroughs, he said he had none. Upon this, and the knowledge the Court had of Capt. Buroughs's carriage, whom they consider to be faithful in his employment, they dismissed the petition, and this they conceive to be sufficient satisfaction for Capt. Burroughs in the business. Signed by Art. Town, Secretary to the Council. [¾ page.]
June 1/11
Earl of Inchiquin to Lord Bruce, at Lord Elgin's house, London. Though we hear of the happy concurrence of Lord Harry and Gen. Monk with our heroes in England, yet the Cavaliers will needs still fancy or hope that they intend it not. [Extract, French correspondence.]
[June 2.] Index entries of proceedings in the Council of State. [I. 84.]
Message of the secretary of the French Ambassador. [Col. 29.]
Examinations to be taken about Victorio Papachine and Vorwright [Horatio?] Boniface. [Col. 59.]
Report touching Dr. Wren. [Col. 80.]
Col. Whetham's letter referred. [Col. 80.]
Capt. Compton to go to the Sound. [Col. 11.]
Col. Lockhart's letter read. [Col. 42.]
A paper of the Swedish public minister read. [Col. 67.]
Articles of war to be perused. [Col. 80.]
[June 2.] A Commissioner to speak with the Dutch Ambassador. [Col. 18.]
Mr. Gauden to send the biscuit and cheese to the Commissioners at Dunkirk, and to have a convoy for it. [Col. 32.]
Sir Oliver Fleming to acquaint the Danish minister with the case of the merchants of York and recommend it. Their letter to Sir Phil. Meadows. [Cols. 29, 85.]
Letter about Dean Forest to be reported to Parliament. [Col. 18.]
Stage (for the posts?) removed from Monmouth to Chepstow. [Col. 67.]
[Missing Order Book, pp. 41–45.]
June 3. 33. Letter of Privy Seal, subscribed and signed by Charles II., for a loan of 500l. Receipted by Hum. Paynter for the same, from Rich. Stydolfe, of Norbury, Surrey. [1 page.]
[June 6.] Index entries of proceedings in the Council of State. [I. 85.]
The exchange of Capt. Mich. Carew countermanded. [Col. 11.]
Major Ceely's letter referred. [Col. 11.]
Col. Lockhart's relation read. [Col. 42.]
Disposal and exchange of prisoners. [Col. 59.]
200l. imprested to Vice-Admiral Lawson. [Col. 41.]
The instructions for the Sound Commissioners read and debated (bis.) [Col. 67.]
Lord Whitelock excused from going to the Sound. [Col. 30.]
The under clerks of Council and their salaries appointed. [Col. 11.]
An increase of provisions to be sent to Dunkirk; the officers of the garrison to return. [Col. 18.]
The appointment of a doorkeeper to Council referred. [Col. 11.]
Letters to the governor of Barbadoes and to foreign plantations. [Cols. 5, 59.]
Reference as to the 3 regiments in Flanders. [Col. 29.]
Audience given to the Dutch Ambassador. [Col. 19.]
An envoy to be sent to the French King. [Col. 29.]
The Jamaica business referred. [Col. 38.]
The petition of Johannes Libertus Kiffler referred. [Col. 41.]
Letters from Capt. Stoakes to be considered. [Col. 67.]
Col. Lockhart's petition referred. [Col. 42.]
Col. Lockhart's commission referred to the Dunkirk Committee. [Col. 19]
The men-of-war and captains of Dutch ships taken by the Swede to be brought up.
A Committee to consider of Commissioners for Ireland. [Col. 38.]
The slighting or continuing of Mardike referred. [Col. 48.]
Harman Barnes' daybook re-delivered. [Col. 5.]
A proclamation to be prepared against commissions from foreign princes. [Col. 59.]
[Missing Order Book, pp. 46–52.]
June 6
President Johnston to Capt. Crofts and Maj. Wade, militia captains in co. Gloucester; Maj. Ludlow, Wilts; Capt. Jno. Gorges, co. Somerset; Capt. Pet. Ceely or the chief militia officer in co. Cornwall; and Maj. Waring, Shropshire. Council think fit to discharge your troop from service for the present, and remand the men to their homes, which you are to order; also to return a list of the men, with how many days they have served, that Council may know what is due beside the 200l. already ordered.
With note of like letters to Capt. Roger Sontly and Capt. Price, officers of militia troops in North Wales, at Wrexham, omitting the last clause. [I. 98, p. 15.]
June 6. 34. Petition of seamen, orphans, widows, &c., of Bartholomew's Hospital, Chatham, to Parliament. Being tenants to hospital lands, renewable by fine for ages past, we purchased our leases at as great value as if they were lands in fee-simple, because—
(1.) On the dissolution of monasteries, the hospital, then valued at 2l. 9s. 11d., was annexed to the deanery of Rochester.
(2.) The dean nominated 2 hospital brethren to confirm leases at the usual rates.
(3.) In 17 James, Court parasites obtained a patent of it, and enforced tenants to purchase their estates, but it was voided.
(4.) By the Act of 20 April 1649, abolishing deans and chapters, we supposed the lands saleable, but the surveyor said they were not included.
On 30 June 1656, the late Protector, Oliver, by suggestion of his Court parasites that all rights of patronage, &c., devolved upon him, on his interruption of this honourable House (now by Divine providence restored), granted a patent to Matthias Lea and Edw. Hayward, to be brethren and receive all profits, and to Wm. Jessop to be warden and supervisor.
These patentees will not renew our leases but on great fines, nor give us security for their quiet enjoyment, and make many exactions. As we conceive the right of nominating the brethren to be lodged in the present Parliament, we beg consideration, because—
(1.) We have already purchased the lands, and spent much money in building.
(2.) We have been forward in the service, and especially in the Dutch war.
(3.) The lands and tenements are become valuable only through our improvements.
(4.) We have to maintain at general charge a bank and wharf to keep out the sea.
(5.) As we have often been a prey to courtiers, we beg safety from arbitrary power and avarice. Also your declaration as to who have the right of nominating the brethren, that we may apply to them to continue us in our leases, or to allow us to purchase at reasonable rates. Signed by John Waterman and John Tyhurst. [1 sheet, printed.]
June 6/16
[M. de Vaux] to the Marquis du Chastel. You have missed 2 of my letters. We think that we shall have a well-ordered republic, and that Parliament will do wonders. Others say that the army will not long agree with the Lower House, and that there will be other changes. The Protector is quite down. I have seen Rosin to-day; he is quite melancholy, being nothing now. I hear from him that Richard complains of Thurloe, and says it is he who made him break with the Lower House; but this is done, and there is no hope of remounting the beast. Lord Henry holds good in Ireland, and has sent Commissioners to treat with the Army and not with the Lower House; it is not known what will become of him. Lord and Lady Falconbridge are in the country, and live there without making a noise. The Earl of Arundel was in town 2 days since, and speaks of a journey to Holland. Not a word was said to him. England much fears that they will break with France, and that France will take Dunkirk. Lockhart is here, but it is not thought that he will be continued in his charge.
There are 3 keepers of the seals, Col. Tyrrel, Serjeant Fontaine, and Bradshaw, the judge of the late King; all the others dismissed, and all those of the Court in disorder. Lord Richard was at Hampton Court 2 days ago, to shoot deer, but Parliament sent word that none were to be killed. He had already shot one, but he shot no more. The Jews offer to buy the beautiful room in Whitehall for their synagogue, and promise not to demolish it. The Protector is still at Whitehall but must leave soon. The Earl of Warwick is dead. [1 ⅓ pages, French, copy. French correspondence. Italics cyphers, decyphered.]
June 7 Orders in Parliament.
The Council of State to consider how to proceed with the circuits, that they be not hindered this summer.
Col. Hen. Cromwell to be acquainted with the resolutions of this House concerning the government of Ireland, and ordered to repair to Parliament, to acquaint them with the state of affairs.
Col. Jones, Wm. Steele, and Robt. Goodwyn to be Commissioners to administer the government in Ireland.
Council to report to this House the names of two other Commissioners for Ireland who are upon the spot. [I. 91, pp. 20, 21.]
[June 7.] Index entries of proceedings in the Council of State. [I. 85.]
The establishment at Dunkirk, and money disbursed for it referred, [Col. 19.]
A Committee to prepare instructions for the Commissioners for Ireland. [Col. 38.]
A treasurer for contingencies, Gualter Frost, and his salary appointed; 200l. to be paid him.
The petition of Rich. Bradshaw, Esq., read. [Col. 5.]
General Montague's letters read, and referred to the Admiralty Commissioners; credit to him for 2,000l. [Col. 48.]
Spanish prisoners delivered to the marshal general. [Col. 59.]
[The instructions for the] Sound Commissioners to be reported, and letters thence considered. [Col. 67.]
[Missing Order Book, pp. 53–6.]
June 7.
Pres. Johnston to Josiah Child, Mayor of Portsmouth. Council have given orders to Col. Whetham, Governor of Portsmouth, to remove the Spanish prisoners to Chelsea College, and have ordered an allowance of 6d. a day to each prisoner during removal; and they desire you to advance this money. For your reimbursement of what you pay for their relief till the removal, they have ordered you at the rate of 2d. a day for ordinary men, and 4d. for officers, and the Navy Treasurer will allow your bills. [I. 98, p. 12.]
June 7.
Pres. Johnston to the Justices of Peace for co. Middlesex. Notwithstanding Council's letter of the 1st instant to some of you, they have received fresh complaints of outrages by inhabitants of Enfield Town and Chace, and that the slow proceedings against the first offenders have encouraged others to emulate their misdeeds; they therefore desire your speedy proceedings against all unlawful violence, the suppression of all tumults, and the punishment of all offenders according to law. [I. 98, p. 13.]
June 8.
Gray's Inn.
35. Thos. Lamplugh to Williamson. Apologies for neglect of writing. Your good account of my nephew breeds great joy in his relations here, and we are glad he has so careful a guardian. T. Denton desires remembrance. Private affairs. I am going home, and shall hardly be in London again this term. [1 ½ pages.]
June 9.
36. Thos. Smith to Williamson. Thanks for your and Lamplugh's good offices. My kinsman may want to see me, and then I can look after my own business; I will not fail to attend him, except at St. Thomas' Day and Christmas. Lamplugh persuades me to come up, and you seem to expect it, but in such broken times, I shall not undertake such a journey without necessity. [1 page.]
June 9. Orders in Parliament.
This House agrees with the Council of State that Col. Algernon Sydney, Col. Edw. Montague, Sir Robt. Honeywood, and Thos. Boone be the commissioners and plenipotentiaries to the King of Sweden and Denmark.
A separate commission to be sent to Sir Phil. Meadows to be Resident there. [I. 91, p. 22.]
[June 9.] Index entries to proceedings in the Council of State [I. 85.]
Answer to the Dutch Ambassador. [Col. 19.]
The state of the garrison and forces at Dunkirk referred. [Col. 19.]
Countess of Kildare's passage in a ship. [Col. 41.]
Col. Tomlinson named a commissioner for Ireland. [Col. 38.]
Act and instructions for the Commissioners. [Col. 38.]
Irish officers referred. [Col. 38.]
Capt. Aldney's company in Stafford to have their arms ready. [Col. 1.]
Lord Russell's passage in a ship. [Col. 63.]
Capt Saunders' petition referred. [Col. 67.]
Letter to Capt. Wright. [Col. 80.]
Sir Phil. Meadows' bill of exchange to be paid. [Col. 48.]
June 9. 250l. to Martin Noel, on Sir P. Meadows' bill of exchange. [Col. 54.]
Letters from and to Gen. Monk. [Col. 48.]
Removal of the Berkshire House regiment. [Col. 5.]
The petition of the officers and servants of Council referred.
Also that of the merchants, &c., of Christopher's. [Col. 11.]
Judges to ride the circuit. [Col. 38.]
Reference as to Liverpool Castle (4 times). [Col. 42.]
Committee for Scotland to meet. [Col. 67.].
The Admiralty Commissioners to provide 4 nimble vessels for the Sound. [Col. 1.]
The preparation for the Sound Commissioners referred. [Col. 67.]
The business of Saulcy Forest referred.
Capt. Lloyd to take care of Whittlewood Forest. [Col. 80.]
[Missing Order Book, pp. 56–60.]
June 9.
President Johnston to Gen. Geo. Monk. Council have received yours of 31 May, and referred your desire concerning forces in the north of England, and the 4 companies at Hull, to the Army officers who are members of Council. Concerning the repairs of Holyrood House, and the cost of completing them, they desire an exact estimate, as also a report of the present state of the house, and of its usefulness to the State, that they may represent it to Parliament for directions. [I. 98, p. 16.]
June 9.
37. Phineas Pett to the Admiralty Commissioners. Understanding that Is. Newton, a ship master, has applied to you for the wages of Zach. Wilton, for his service in the Oxford, whose ticket I have, I thought it my duty to acquaint you therewith, and how I came by it, and shall then bow to your determination, being rather desirous to suffer myself than to possess an interest in wrong, public or private.
Zachery Wilton being a seaman turned over from the Oxford into the Naseby, at her going from Chatham in March last, the ticket, amongst others, was delivered to Capt. Cuttance for the security of the man on board; but the captain seeing him in great necessity, delivered it to a woman at Rochester, whom he entrusted for his supply, with a kind of certificate on the back of it. Upon the importunity of the woman, I disbursed near the full value of the ticket, yet not until I had likewise seen the man, supposing I might in a month or two get myself reimbursed. So having the ticket in my hands for security, I paid in money or goods 25l. 4s. 3d. You know that poor men's necessities sometimes cry aloud for supply, especially when at a distance from London, and therefore I hope that those that have supplied any,—not making their necessities an advantage for covetous spirits to work upon,—shall not suffer too much; yet I will observe what you please to order me to do herein. [1 page.]
June 9.
38. Archibald, Marquis of Argyle, to Gavin Lawry, merchant in London. I hear you were at my house with a bailiff at your back, which made me leave sooner than I intended. I never intended to decline my engagement for Lord Loudoun for 100l. sterling for Mr. Livingston's use; had I not feared others who have taken more unjust bills against me than yours, I had not left you so abruptly. I intend not to prejudice any just creditor; I owe not a penny to any Englishman, for I paid all scores before I left London.
I waited last Monday to see you, and will satisfy you as Lords Warriston, Swinton, and Lockhart shall determine, if you will not wait till I advertise Lord Loudoun, after my coming to London; for if he intends only delays, as I fear, I will see you satisfied by Candlemas. None of my rents are payable till then, so I cannot pay it by Martinmas, as you desire. You may esteem this engagement as good as any security. I esteem you an honest man, but there are some of the quality in London whom I should be more unwilling to have a hearing with. [1 page.]
June 10. Orders in Parliament.
That Col. Thos. Fitch be lieutenant of the Tower, and the Council of State see his commission drawn out accordingly.
That members of Parliament who are also members of Council consider the suitable government of the Tower, and several offices there. [I. 91, p. 23.]
June 10.
President Johnston to Rear-Adm. Bourne, commander of the Downs squadron. Council has received a request from the Countess of Kildare to go to Dieppe, and from the Earl of Bedford for his son, Lord Russell, to return thence to England; therefore they desire you to provide a convoy and take the Countess and attendants over to Dieppe, and bring back Lord Russell and his servants, for better security of their passage. [I. 98, p. 16.]