Die Lunæ, 21 Novembris, 1642.
Answer from Ld. General.
MR. Morley reports, That he and Mr. Darley had
attended my Lord General, and acquainted him
with the Order of the House, to prosecute the War with
all Advantage: That his Lordship will take all the Care
that may be, in following and observing the Directions
of this House.
Letter to Ld. General.
Mr. Prideaux is appointed to prepare a Letter to be
sent to my Lord General, concerning * * * *.
Defence of Sussex.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Michael Levesey be desired to march with the Forces he has into
Sussex, for the Defence of that County.
Ordered, That Mr. Hill, Mr. Morley, Mr. Stapeley,
Mr. Browne, Sir Tho. Parker, Sir Tho. Pelham, do prepare a Commission and Instructions to be granted to
Mr. Morley, Mr. Stapeley, Sir Tho. Parker, and Sir
Tho. Pelham, for the Raising of Forces in the County of
Sussex, to preserve the Peace of that County; and to
consider of any thing else that shall be fitting and conducing to the Peace and Safety of that County.
Powder, &c. for Canterbury.
Resolved, That the City of Canterbury shall have Mr.
Speaker's Warrant, to transport unto that City Sixteen
Barrels of Powder, Three hundred Pound of Match,
Nine hundred Weight of Pistol and Musquet Bullets,
Three hundred Weight of Bullets for Ordnance.
Resolved, upon * *, That [a] the several Gentlemen
of Kent, brought up by Sir Michael Levesey, as Persons
disaffected to the Peace of that County, and of the Kingdom, all but Serjeant Finche, shall be forthwith committed Prisoners to Winchester House, there to remain
during the Pleasure of the House: And that Sir Michael
Levesey be forthwith discharged of them.
Ordered, That Serjeant Finch in regard he is an
Assistant to the House of Peers, be sent up to the
Committee of Lords and Commons, to be disposed of
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Thirteen
Horses of Mr. Nevill's brought out of Essex, be sent to
the Commissaries of the Army under the Earl of Essex
to be listed for the Service of the Commonwealth.
Resolved, That these Thirteen Horses shall be disposed
of, Seven to Sir Arth. Heselrig, and Six to Sir Sam.
Luke; who both have Warrants under my Lord General's Hand to recruit their Troops.
Sir J. Evelyn.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Evelyn * * * *.
Proclamations not to be published.
Ordered, That neither the Sheriffs of London and
Middlesex, shall publish the Proclamations, intituled,
"A Proclamation for the free and safe Passage of all
"Persons * * * *
Sir M. Levesey.
Sir Michael Levesey was called in: And Mr. Speaker, by
the Command of the House, told him, That * * * *.
Order respecting Sheriffs:
Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, the
Six Clerks, and the Clerks of the Petty Bag, and every of
them, and their Under Clerks, be required and injoined
not to make out any Commission or Patent for electing
of Sheriffs, or Dedimus potestatem for Swearing of Sheriffs,
or Writs for Discharge to the old Sheriffs, until this
House be first acquainted, and take farther Order herein.
The House being informed that divers Citizens, of
good Quality, were at the Door; who desired to propound something to the House of great Consequence;
They were called in. Mr. Shute, a Merchant, in the
Name of the rest, informed the House, That he came to
speak from the most active, and the most religious Part
of the City; to acquaint this House, that they understand
that this House is upon an Accommodation; which grieves
their Hearts, considering what followed the last Treaty of
Accommodation on Saturday was Sevennight last.
If the Accommodation go not on, then to consider
how Monies may be raised, in some such Sort as that the
whole Charge may not lie upon the Good and Godly
Party; but that the Malignant Party may be enforced
to bear their Share fully according to their Abilities.
A Third Thing which troubles them, is, an Imputation
Sir Tho. Wilford and his Son, Mr. Geo. Chute, Mr.
cast upon the Godly Part of the City, by the Malignant
Party, That we desire an independent Government may
be set up in the Church; which they desire may be
Mr. Vassall and Sir Peter Wentworth are appointed
to go forth to the Citizens; to acquaint them, that this
House takes well their Propositions, and their Affections
expressed in them.
King's Message considered.
His Majesty's Message to both Houses, on Saturday
last, was read.
And the Question being put, Whether the House
should be forthwith resolved into a Committee, to take
it into Consideration;
|The House was divided.
|The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yea, 75.
||Tellers for the Noe, 65.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the House be
forthwith resolved into a Committee, to take his Majesty's last Message to both Houses into Debate and
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Ellis called to the Chair.
And the Committee fell into the Debate of his
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair: And
Upon Mr. Ellis his Report from the Grand Committee;
It was, by the House, Resolved, upon the Question,
That in this Answer to his Majesty's Message, the
House shall desire the King to return to his Parliament.
The Question being propounded, Whether the House
should be resolved into a Committee, To-morrow Morning at Nine of Clock, to resume this Debate concerning
an Answer to his Majesty's late Message;
|The House was divided.
|The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yea, 67.
||Tellers for the Noe, 66.
|Sir H. Vane,
Resolved, upon the Question, That the House shall
be resolved into a Committee, To-morrow Morning at
Nine of Clock, to resume this Debate concerning an
Answer to his Majesty's late Message.