Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 5, 1642-1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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- DIE Martis, 1 Novembris.
- An Agent to be sent into Flanders, to let them know; this State takes Notice of their supplying the Rebels in Ireland.
DIE Martis, 1 Novembris.
Lord Grey, Speaker.
Letter from the Earl of Stamford, that he had taken some Papists Prisoners.
A Letter, directed to the Speaker of the House of Peers, was opened, and read, written from the Earl of Stanforde, dated the 29th of October, 1642, from Hereford; intimating, "That some Forces of his have taken Mr. Charles Price, and Mr. Wigmore a Papist, and others; and his Lordship desires to know how he shall dispose of them." (Here enter it.)
Thanks of this House to be sent him.
Ordered, To be referred to the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom, to consider how to dispose of the Prisoners the Earl of Stanford's Men have taken; and that a Letter be written of Thanks from this House, to the Earl of Stanford, for his good Service in this Business.
Message from the H. C. for a Conference about the Affairs of the Western Parts;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Henry Mildmay, Knight; which consisted of divers Particulars:
1. To desire a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber, touching the Affairs of the West Parts of this Kingdom.
and for Concurrence in the following Orders, &c.
2. To desire their Lordships Concurrence with them, in their former Desires, concerning the sending away of the Capuchins at Denmarke House.
Deferred till some further Time, to consider of it.
3. To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Orders following:
1. An Order for selling the Materials of Sherborn Castle. (Here enter it.)
2. An Order concerning the Garrison in Manchester. (Here enter it.)
3. An Order of Public Faith, to re-pay to the City of London Monies disbursed upon this Service. (Here enter it.)
4. An Order to recommend Colonel Vavasor to be Captain of a Troop of Horse at Bandonbrige. (Here enter it.)
5. An Order concerning sending of Cloaths and Ammunition, &c. to Galloway. (Here enter it.)
6. An Order for contracting for Provisions for Ireland. (Here enter it.)
7. An Order for recruiting the Fort of Galloway. (Here enter it.)
8. An Order to send Cloaths and Ammunition to Conaght (fn. 1) for Athlon. (Here enter.)
9. An Order for sending an Agent into Flanders, to let them know, that this State takes Notice of their sending Supplies to the Rebels in Ireland. (Here enter it.)
10. An Order for sending Ten Thousand Pounds into Munster.
Ordered, To be respited until the Treasurer be spoke withall.
11. Some Amendments to be made in the Ordinances formerly passed by both Houses, for the Safe Conduct of the Commissioners and Divines that are to come from Scotland; to which the House of Commons have concurred, and desire their Lordships Concurrence therein. (Here enter them.)
12. An Order to pay to the Bishop of Armagh Two Hundred Pounds, out of the Contribution-money. (Here enter it.)
13. An Order to retain Four Thousand Pounds, for the Defence and Safety of the County of Devon. (Here enter it.)
14. An Order for fortifying the Castle at Exeter, &c. (Here enter it.)
15. An Order, That the Hundred Dragooners in the County of Devon shall be at the Command of the County of Exon, during the Time they are billeted there. (Here enter it.)
16. An Order to disarm disaffected Persons in the County of Derby; and this Order to be general. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House will give them a present Conference, as is desired; and concerning the Capuchins, and the Ten Thousand Pounds into Munster, this House will send an Answer, by Messengers of their own; and that this House agrees with the House of Commons in all the rest of the Orders now brought up.
E. of Portland's Petition, to reverse the Order to his Tenants not to pay him their Rents.
The Petition of the Earl of Portland was read; "That whereas, by an Order from the Committee of both Houses, his Tenants are commanded not to pay him any Rents, he desires this House would reverse the said Order."
Ordered, That the Consideration of this Petition be referred to the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom.
Bill about Innovations.
Next, the Amendments in the Bill for Innovations were agreed to, as they came from the House of Commons, and voted to pass as it came, with the Amendments from the House of Commons.
And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Serjeant Whitfeild and Serjeant Glanvile:
Sent to the H. C.
To carry down the Bill, with the Amendments; and to let them know, that this House agrees with them in the said Amendments.
The Messengers return Answer:
That they have delivered the said Bill to the House of Commons.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords went to the Conference.
Conference about the Affairs of the Western Parts reported.
The Speaker reported the Effect of this Conference: "To acquaint their Lordships with a Letter, which they have received from the County of Cornwaile; and the House of Commons desired their Lordships to expedite the Commission for making the Earl of Pembrooke Captain General of the Six Western Counties, which would be a Means for settling those Counties, if his Presence were amongst them.
"2. The House of Commons desires Concurrence in Two Orders.
"1. An Order concerning Apprentices that list themselves for to be Soldiers;" which being read, was agreed to. (Here enter it.)
"2. An Order concerning the Payment of Monies out of the Mint to the King's younger Children."
Referred till some other Time.
E. of Stamford's Letter, about some Prisoners taken by his People.
"I had Intelligence of a great Meeting of divers Officers and Soldiers of great Quality, and Persons very considerable, at a Place in Radnorshire, called Presteyne, about Fifteen Miles distant from this Town; so I resolved to adventure Forty Horse, to be taken out of Captain Kyrle's Troop and my own (for we have no more Horse in this Place); and, to support these Horse, mounted Twenty chosen Musketeers out of my Regiment, and made Dragooners; all these to be commanded in chief by Captain Kirle's Lieutenant, one Mr. Fleminge, a brave and a gallant Man, as may appear by the Conduct of this Business; and he assisted by One of the Corporals of my Troop: This Lieutenant, being a Welshman, and knowing that Town and the Country adjacent, marched from this Place about Three of the Clock before Night, and arrived at Presteyne about Ten. The Business was thus Ordered, that the Lieutenant, with Five Horsemen, should advance to the Town, pretending that they came from the King's Army, and so to find out somebody that might inform them where these Gentlemen did lie; he was not long about it, but immediately found out the House; so the Lieutenant came in amongst them, and had some Discourse with them, and, after a while, pretending to discharge his Pistols, gave Fire to one, and kept the other charged, by which Fire all our People came into the Town; so he made good the Chamber and Stairs where they were, and his other Horsemen made good the Gate of the House: There was at that Time about Two Hundred Men in the Town, who presently, being upon Guard, drew up, and perceiving our Horse to advance, gave Fire upon them, but did no Hurt at all; so my Corporal commanded the First Rank to fire, which did such good Execution that Three of the Welsh fell, and afterwards did make so bold a Charge upon them, that they were all routed, and so run away; then he drew up all his Horse and the Dragooners into the Market-place, and made that good, and then sent Relief to the Lieutenant, who had taken the great Prince of Radnorshire Mr. Charles Price, one Mr. Wigmore a pestilent Papist, Mr. Roderigo Gwyn, and Captain Jo. Gwyn his Brother, Francis Riccards a professed Enemy to the Parliament, and, (fn. 2) by meer Chance, one Mr. Pattye a Servant to the Marquis of Hertford; besides these, very few Hours before their coming, there were the Lord Herbert of Ragland and Mr. Conisby, and divers others of that malignant Party, contriving how they might dispossess me of this Place; but, I thank God, they were caught in their own Wiliness. My Men brought away from thence about Three and Thirty excellent good Muskets, divers Pikes, and other Welsh Weapons. There were divers Gentlemen that did voluntarily assist in this Service; as one Mr. Freeman, a Counsellor at Law; he is this Countryman, who fought very bravely, and took away many Arms with his Hands; and another Gentleman of Radnorshire, whose Name I have forgotten, but I shall inform hereafter your Lordship more particularly, when I shall receive your Lordship's Order and Instructions how and when I shall dispose of these Rebels. Sir Rob't Harley's Son hath taken one Captain Jefferyes, and some other malignant Papists; and truly he hath shewed much Courage and Vigilancy since my coming into these Parts, and very much Affection to the Parliament. I have put in a Garrison into Gudridg Castle, a Place of infinite Importance, within Four Miles of Monmouth, where the Lord Marquis of Hertford and the Lord Herbert hath put in about Nine Hundred Men, and a Troop of Horse, and from thence I am menaced daily; but I trust in God I shall defend myself. I shall desire that some speedy Course may be taken, to remove these Prisoners; and I shall ever pray for the Prosperity of their Lordships, and their happy Proceedings; and so remain,
(fn. 3) Hereford, the 29th of October, 1642.
"Your Lordship's most humble Servant,
Order for selling Lead, Iron, and other Materials, of the Castle of Sherburne.
"Whereas the Lords and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, have formerly Ordered the slighting and demolishing the Castle of Sherbourne, in which, as is since informed, are many Materials which are of Worth, and fitting to be saved and sold: They, the said Lords and Commons, (taking the same into Consideration) do hereby Order and Ordain, That it shall and may be lawful for the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Dorsett, to take down and sell away all the Lead, Iron, Board, Timber, and other Materials of the said Castle, that will yield Money, and convert the same for the defraying of the Charge of the Workmen and Soldiers that now are, or shall be, employed for the demolishing thereof."
Garrison of Manchester to be paid out of Delinquents Estates hereafter.
"In regard that the Garrison in Manchester is still upon Expence of their own Money only, without receiving any Aid or Relief at all from the Public Bank here in London: It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the Officers of the several Companies that lie in Garrison in Manchester, shall have their Pay, according to their Places, paid them out of the Delinquents Estates hereafter, when it shall please God, Matters are better settled; and, for Security thereof, shall have the Public Faith."
For Re-payment of such as shall furnish Men under the Earl of Warwick.
"Whereas the Lord Mayor and divers Citizens of the City of London, out of their good Affections to the Safety of the City and Commonwealth, in this Time of Danger, upon the Report of an Army approaching towards the City, (fn. 4) or raising of Voluntiers to be listed under the Command of the Earl of Warwicke, and will advance Money by Way of Loan, for their Weekly Payments, upon the Public Faith to be re-paid all such Monies that shall be disbursed: It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That all such as shall furnish Men and Money in the said Service shall be re-paid them all such Monies as they shall disburse or advance in this said Service; and, for the true Re-payment thereof, shall have the Public Faith of the Kingdom, the which the Lords and Commons do hereby engage unto them."
To recommend Colonel Vavasor to be Captain of a Troop of Horse at Bandonbridge.
"Upon reading of the Letter of Colonel Vavasor, directed to the Speaker of the Commons House of Parliament, and referred by that House to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, whereby the Speaker was desired to move the said House, That, in regard the said Colonel Vavasor was Governor of the Town of Bandonbridge, in the Place of the Lord Kinelmeckyn, who, in his Life-time, commanded also a Troop of Horse in that Town, he might now be recommended to have the Command of the said Troop: Forasmuch as the House of Commons have lately thought fit to take that Troop into the Pay of this State, the Lords and Commons in Parliament have now Ordered, That, in regard of the Services done by the said Sir Charles Vavasor, and the Conveniency of joining the Command of that Troop to the Office of Governor of that Town, the said Colonel Vavasor be by them recommended to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to be Captain of that Troop of Horse, in the Town of Bandonbridge, lately commanded by the Lord Kinelmeckin, and since taken into the Pay of this State; and that his Lordship be desired to give him Commission, for commanding the same."
For sending Cloaths, Ammunition, &c. to Galloway.
"Upon Report this Day made from the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, concerning what present Supply of Victuals and other Necessaries are fit to be sent to the Fort of Galloway, in the Province of Connaght, in Ireland, for Relief of the Soldiers, and strengthening of the Fort; and having perused the Wants presented by Captain Willoughby, who hath the Command thereof: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That complete Suits of Cloaths for the Soldiers to be forthwith sent thither, Two Mortar Pieces, and a Proportion of Granadoes, Timber for Ten Carriages, Five Hundred Deal Boards, One Chest of Drugs, Twenty Carbines, Thirty Muskets Snaphances, Two Tun of Match, Two Tun of Lead, Fifty Demi-culverin Shot, One Hundred Saker Shot, One Hundred Minion Shot, Fifty Buts of Beer, Thirty Quarters of Wheat, Thirty Quarters of Malt, Fifty Thousand of Biscuits, Thirty Hogsheads of Pease, Twenty Hogsheads of Oatmeal, Fifty Oaken Planks for Platforms; and that it be referred to the Committee for Irish Adventurers chosen in London, to take Care of making the aforesaid Provisions: who, after they (fn. 5) have contracted for them, and reported to the Committee the Prices agreed on, and the Times of Payment for them, they are to send them away, and deliver them to the Chief Governor of the said Fort, with the Charge of the said Cloaths and Victual, to the End the Prices may be defalked out of the Soldiers Pay, as is just and usual."
For contracting for Provisions for Ireland.
"Upon Report made from the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, concerning what present Supply of Victuals may be fit to be sent into the Province of Munster, for Relief of the Forces there: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Two Hundred Thousand Weight of Biscuits, Forty Thousand of Cheese (out of that which was provided by some Cheesemongers of London for Mr. Frost), One Hundred Quarters of Malt, Five Hundred Quarters of Oats, and Five Hundred Quarters of Wheat, shall be forthwith provided, for Relief of the Forces in Munster; and that it be referred to the Committee of Irish Adventurers chosen in London, to take Care of the making the aforesaid Provisions, who, after they have contracted for them, and reported to the Committee the Prices agreed on, and the Times of Payment for them, they are to send them away, and deliver them, with their whole Charge, unto the Commissaries for Victuals appointed for that Province, to be delivered out to the Soldiers, and the Prices defalked out of the Soldiers Pay, as is most just and reasonable."
For recruiting the Fort of Galloway.
"Upon Report made from the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland (amongst other Things) concerning the Fort of Galloway there, That they thought fit that the Three Companies of Soldiers appointed for that Garrison should, with the best Conveniency, be speedily recruited: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That a Dispatch be made, to the Lord Forboys, whereby his Lordship may be ordered to leave in the Fort of Galloway so many of his Men which are now upon the Service of the Sea Adventurers, as will serve to recruit and make up the full Numbers of the said Three Companies, with able and sufficient Men, for the Guard and Defence of that Fort."
To send Cloaths and Ammunition to Athlone, in Connaught.
"Upon Report made from the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, That the Two Regiments of Foot sent unto the Lord Ranalagh, Lord President of Connaght, for the Guard of Athlone, and Parts adjacent, are in Want of Victual, Cloathing, and other Necessaries, to enable them for Continuance in the Service: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Sixteen Hundred complete Suits of Cloaths for the Soldiers, Thirty Barrels of Powder, Thirty Hundred of Musket-bullets, Forty Hundred of Match, Forty Thousand of Biscuit, Ten Thousand Weight of Cheese, and Two Thousand Pounds in Money, be forthwith provided, for Supply of those Regiments; and that it be referred to the Committee of Irish Adventurers chosen in London, to take Care for making these Provisions, who, after they have contracted for them, and reported to the Committee the Prices agreed on, and the Times of Payment, they are to send them away to Athlone, by the Way of Dublin, with the Prices they cost here, and the Charges of Carriage, that Defalkation may be made thereof out of the Soldiers Pay; and that Letters be written to the Committee of the House of Commons at Dublin, to let them know, that Cloaths were formerly sent to Dublin, as well for Supply of those Regiments in Connaght, as for those in Lempster; and that these, by their Care, are to be conveyed to Athlone, in Case the former were not: And it is further Ordered, by the said Lords and Commons, That Sixteen Hundred Suits of old Cloaths, of those that are given in London for the Relief of the Poor in Ireland, to be forthwith sent to Galloway, to be thence conveyed to Athlone, for the Cloathing of those Soldiers there, and in Case the new ones intended by this Order shall not be brought thither Time enough for their Relief; and in Case those new ones be so brought thither in good Time, that those old Cloaths be disposed of there, to such poor Protestant People as the Lord President of Connaght shall think worthy of them."
An Agent to be sent into Flanders, to let them know; this State takes Notice of their supplying the Rebels in Ireland.
"Upon a Report made from the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland; it is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That some fit Person should be sent from the Parliament into Flanders, as an Agent to the Governor, and to be continued there during the Pleasure of the Parliament, with Instructions to let the Governor know, that this State takes Notice of the sending of Arms, Powder, and Ammunition, from thence, to supply the Rebels in Ireland, which is contrary to a Proclamation of the King of Spaine's, in that Behalf; and that the said Agent be authorized to use all good Means to prevent the same (fn. 6) for Time to come; and that it be referred to the Committee of Irish Adventurers chosen in London, to think of a fit Man for this Employment, and to report it to the House."
Order for 200l. to the Archbishop of Armagh.
"The Lords and Commons, taking Notice of the great Piety and Learning, and of the good Service that thereby James Archbishop of Armagh has done to the Church of England, and of his pressing and present Necessities, occasioned by that cruel and unnatural Rebellion in Ireland, do Order, That the Receivers in London, of the Contribution-monies for Ireland, do forthwith pay unto the said James Archbishop of Armagh, or his Assigns, the Sum of Two Hundred Pounds, out of the said Contribution-monies, for his present Relief in this Time of his great Wants; and that an Acquittance, under the said Archbishop or his Assign's Hand, together with this Order, shall be a sufficient Discharge unto the said Receivers, for so much Monies paid hereupon."
Receiver of Suffolk to retain 4,000l. for Defence of the County.
"Upon a Letter received from Sir Nathaniell Barnardiston, and other the Committees of the County of Suff; it is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the Receivers of the Monies and Plate upon the Propositions, in that County, do retain in their Hands Four Thousand Pounds, to be issued out for the Defence and Safety of the said County, if Need shall be, according to the Directions of the Deputy Lieutenants and Committees of the said County."
Order for fortifying the Castle and City of Exeter.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the Mayor and Deputy Lieutenants of the City and County of Exeter shall have Power to assemble together, muster, train, and command, all the Trained Bands, and other Persons able to bear Arms, in that City, and County of the same; and to nominate and appoint such Persons as are fit, to be Captains, and other Officers, to conduct, lead, and command, the said Trained Bands and others; and to cause the said City, and Castle of Exeter adjoining to the City, but situate without the Bounds of the County of the said City, and within the County of Devon, to be fortified, and their Ordnance there to be mounted, and the said City and Castle put into a Posture of Defence; and to raise strong Watches, by armed Men, to set by Day and by Night, in such Places as are necessary and fitting; and that they do not permit any Soldiers to come into the said City or Castle, without Authority of both Houses of Parliament; and that the said Mayor and Deputy Lieutenants of that City, and County of the same, do apprehend and commit to safe Custody as well all such Persons as, being Commissioners of Array, do put in Execution the same Commission, or that do promote or endeavour to put the same Commission in Execution, as also all such Persons as do lend Money, Plate, or Arms, to His Majesty, for the maintaining of a wicked and unnatural War against His Majesty's good Subjects, and that do disturb the Peace of the Kingdom; and that the said Mayor and Deputy Lieutenants, as often as Need shall require, do call in Aid of the Deputy Lieutenants appointed by Parliament for the said County of Devon, and, in their Absence, (fn. 7) of the Justices of the Peace, Captains, and all other His Majesty's Officers in that County, for the raising of such the Trained Bands and others, within that County, and the several Divisions thereof, to assist the said Mayor and Deputy Lieutenants, in Defence and Preservation of the said City and Castle; and that all Officers that have Admiral Jurisdiction within the said City, or the Liberties thereof, in case any Enemy come to the said City or Castle by Sea or by Land, or any Hostility be used against the said City or Castle, do command all Ships, and other Vessels, within the said City and Liberties thereof, to be employed and used as the said Mayor and Deputy Lieutenants shall direct, for the Safety and Preservation of the said City and Castle."
100 Dragoons in Devon to be at the Command of the City of Exon, during their billeting there.
"Whereas, the 17th of October, it was Ordered, That a Troop of Horse should presently be raised, and One Hundred Dragooners, in the County of Devon, for the Quiet of that County, and to answer all Alarms, and to bring up the Delinquents, and to do such other Service as they should be enjoined by both or either Houses of Parliament, which Troop was to be raised at the Charge of the County, and to be paid out of the Contribution-money of the City of Exon, and were to reside at the City of Exon, unless they should be called thence by the Deputy Lieutenants of Devon, for to serve elsewhere: And forasmuch as the Deputy Lieutenants of Devon have not any Power or Jurisdiction, by the Ordinance of the Militia, within the City of Exon, but the same remains and is placed solely and absolutely in the Mayor and Deputy Lieutenants appointed for the said City: It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That, for such and so long Time as the said Horse or Dragoons shall be billeted or continue in the City of Exon, they shall be at the joint Dispose, and under the joint Government and Command, of the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Devon, and of the Mayor and Deputy Lieutenants of the said City."
Order to disarm disaffected Persons in the County of Derby.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Derby shall have Power to disarm and secure the Persons of such as have shewed themselves disaffected to the Proceedings of the Parliament, or have not contributed to the Public Charge, in this Time of common Danger."
To be general for all Counties.
This Order is to be made general for all Counties.
Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Derby.
"It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That Sir George Gresley, Sir John Curson, Knights, and Baronets, Sir John Gell, Sir Edward Cooke, Baronets, Sir Edward Leech, Sir Edward Vernon, Sir John Coke Junior, Sir Samuell Sleigh, Knights, Thomas Gresley, Francis Burdett, Christopher Horton, Francis Munday, Thomas Gell, Francis Revell, Henry Wigfall, Nath. Hallows, Esquires, shall be Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Derby; and that the Deputy Lieutenants, or any Two of them, shall have full Power to do and execute all Things according to the Ordinance for the Militia, in as full and ample Manner as if they had received Deputations from the Lieutenant of that County."
Order concerning Apprentices that list themselves for Soldiers.
"Whereas, in Times of common Danger and Necessity, the Interest of private Persons ought to give Way to the Public; it is Ordained and Declared, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That such Apprentices as have been, or shall be, listed to serve as Soldiers, for the Defence of the Religion and Liberty of the Kingdom, His Majesty's Royal Person, the Parliament, and the City of London, their Sureties and such as stand engaged for them shall be secured, against their Masters, their Executors and Administrators, from all Loss and Inconvenience, by Forfeiture of Bonds, Covenants, Enfranchisements, or otherwise; and that, after this Public Service ended, the Masters of such Apprentices shall be commanded and required to receive them again into their Service, without imposing upon them any Punishment, Loss, or Prejudice, for their Absence in the Defence of the Commonwealth: And the Lords and Commons do further Declare, That, if it shall appear that the Masters of such Apprentices have received any considerable Loss by the Absence of their Apprentices, they will take Care that reasonable Satisfaction shall be made unto them, out of the Public Stock of the Kingdom, according to Justice and Indifferency."
"Right Honourable and Noble Gentlemen,
A Letter from the Deputy Lieutenants of Cornwall.
"We are from Plymouth (whence we made our last Dispatch) come to this City, to confer with the Deputy Lieutenants of Devon, for the raising of Men, Money, and other Necessaries, to oppose the Power of the Malignants of our own County, who grow every Day stronger, (fn. 8) and are raising, besides the Trained Bands, Two great Regiments of Voluntiers, and (as we are credibly informed) divers Troops of Horse and Dragoons. The Gentlemen of this County profess much Willingness; but withall they protest they want Money and Arms. They have written (and we have joined with them) to the Gentlemen of Som'sett, Wilts, South'ton, and Dorsett, for their Assistance. What Effect it will produce, we know not; but we are confident, that, if it shall please my Lord of Pembrooke, the noble General for these Counties, to appear in these Parts, there will be so full and chearful an Access to his Lordship, as the Work (we trust in the Lord) will be speedily effected. In the mean Time, we desire Colonel Bampfeild may, with his Regiment, be speedily sent hither; and that you will be pleased, so soon as you may, to furnish with some considerable Sums of Money and Arms for Horse and Foot,
"Your humble Servants,
Exon, the 29th of October, 1642.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords and Commons Committee for the General Safety of the Kingdom. Present these with Speed."
Requests for the Safety of the Divines from Scotland to the General Synod.
"1. It is desired, that both the Safe Conducts be subscribed by the Speakers of both Houses.
"2. That, in both, a void Room may be left for the Commissioners Names.
"3. That, in the Inscription of the Safe Conduct to the Commissioners of the Kirke, the Words ["such Divines as shall come from the Realm of Scotland"] be changed into these ["such Godly and Learned, as shall come from the Church of Scotland"]; and always thereafter, when these come from the Church of Scotland are called ["Reverend and Pious Divines"], that it be made ["Godly and Learned"], and the Word ["Divines"] omitted.
"4. That Two Doubles of either be subscribed by the Speakers of both Houses."
"An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons in Parliament, for the Security and Safe Conduct of such Godly and Learned as shall come from the Church of Scotland, to the Assembly of Divines here in this Kingdom.
Ordinance for their Safe Conduct.
"Whereas the Commissioners of the National Assembly of the Church of Scotland, met at Edinburgh the 21st of September, have, at the Desire of both Houses of Parliament, signified to the Lords and Commons in the Parliament of England, that they intend to nominate some Godly and Learned, to assist in the Assembly of Divines, agreed upon by an Act passed in both Houses of Parliament, and now sent to His Majesty: For their better Security, in these Commotions of Soldiers and People in Arms, it is Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That such Godly and Learned, with their Servants and Retinue, shall be protected by the Power and Authority of Parliament, and kept safe and free from all Danger, Molestation, Restraint, and Detention, in their Repair to London, and during their Abode here, and in their Return back again: And, for the further Notice and Manifestation thereof, it is Ordered, That the Speakers of both Houses shall subscribe this full and free Safe Conduct and Safeguard to the Persons abovewritten, whereby they may be secured from all Harm and Restraint, in their Passage, Abode, and Repose, to be interpreted in as large and beneficial a Manner, and with as full and real Assurance, as ever any Safeguard or Safe Conduct may or ought to be interpreted, strengthened and confirmed by the Public Faith of the Kingdom; and that any Copy hereof, under the Hands of both or either of the Clerks of the Lords or Commons House, shall be of as great Force and Effect, for the Safe Conduct and Securing of the said Persons, or any of them, their Retinue, and Servants, as the Original, signed by the Speakers, as is before expressed; requiring all Officers and Soldiers of the Army, as likewise all Sheriffs, Mayors, and other His Majesty's loving Subjects, to observe the same with all due Obedience and Care; and likewise to give them all Aid and Assistance, as often as Occasion shall require, as they will answer the contrary at their Peril."
"An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons in Parliament, for the Security and Safe Conduct of the Commissioners of the Realm of Scotland, for the Conservation of the Peace, made the 24th of October, 1642.
Ordinance for the Safe Conduct of the Commissioners of Scotland, for Conservation of the Peace.
"Whereas, in Pursuance of the Act of Pacification and Oblivion, made in the Seventeenth Year of His Majesty's Reign, divers Noblemen, Barons, and Burgesses, have been nominated and appointed, by His Majesty and the States of Parliament of the Kingdom of Scotland, to be Commissioners for the Conservation of the Peace of both Kingdoms, who have thought good to send being some of their own Number, to His Majesty and this Parliament, in discharging of that Trust reposed in them by that Act of Pacification: For their better Security in these Times of Commotion of Soldiers and People in Arms, it is Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the said Commissioners, which are to be sent as afore, with all their Servants and Retinue, shall be protected by the Power and Authority of Parliament, and kept safe and free from all Danger, Molestation, Restraint, and Detention, in their Repair to London, and during their Abode here, and in their Return back again: And, for the further Notice and Manifestation hereof, it is Ordered, That the Speakers of both Houses shall subscribe this full and free Safe Conduct and Safeguard to the Persons abovewritten, whereby they may be secured from all Harm and Restraint, in their Passage, Abode, and Repose, to be interpreted in as large and ample and beneficial Manner, and with all full and real Assurance, as ever any Safeguard or Safe Conduct may or ought to be interpreted, strengthened and confirmed by the Public Faith of the Kingdom; and that any Copy hereof, under the Hands of both or either of the Clerks of the Lords or Commons House, shall be of as great Force and Effect, for the Safe Conduct and Securing of the said Persons, or any of them, their Retinue, and Servants, as the Original, signed by the Speakers, as is before expressed; requiring all Officers and Soldiers of the Army, as likewise all Sheriffs, Mayors, and others His Majesty's loving Subjects, to observe the same with all due Obedience and Care; and likewise to give them all Aid and Assistance, as often as Occasion shall require, as they will answer the contrary at their Peril: It is further Ordained, as before, That James Duke of Lenox, and Robert Earl of Roxborough, shall be excepted out of this present Safe Conduct, and shall receive no Benefit or Protection by the same."