Die Mercurii, 14 Septembris, 1642.
WHEREAS Sir Wm. Morley formerly promised
to bring in Six Horses, and Two hundred Pounds
in Money, for the Service of the Kingdom; he now desires to bring in Four hundred Pounds in Money, and
Two Horses: The which the House does accept, and
returns him Thanks.
Loan from London.
An Ordinance to secure Monies lent by Inhabitants of
the City of London, that are neither free of any Company,
nor Merchant Strangers, was this Day read; and, by Vote
upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be
carried up unto the Lords for their Concurrence herein.
The humble Petition of Philip Earl of Pembroke and
Montgommery, and his Associates in the Royal Fishing
of Great Brittaine and Ireland; desiring that Recompence might be made to the said Earl and his Associates,
out of the Ship Clare, belonging to Subjects of the King
of Spaine, and stayed at Southampton, which came from
the West Indies, laden with Plate, Cochineal, and other
Goods; for the Loss and Damage they sustained by the
Town of Duynkirke in their Fishing, their Busses being
taken by them, &c.; was this Day read; and ordered to
be referred to the Committee for the Navy: And that
Mr. Glyn and Mr. Oldsworth be added to this Committee
as to this Business.
The humble Petition of the Governor and Company of
Merchants trading . . . the Levant Seas, concerning their
Desire, that the Strangers Consulage, now taken by the
present Ambassador, and pretended by them to be due
to the Company, may be deposited in some safe Hands,
until the Right and Title of it be determined, was this
Day read: And
It is Ordered, That the Committee of Trade, where
Sir H. Vane has the Chair, be revived as to this Business:
And that this Petition be referred to this Committee: And
are to meet upon it on Monday come Fortnight, in the
Exchequer Chamber, at Two of Clock in the Afternoon.
Propositions to the Counties, &c.
Ordered, That all that will come, may have Voices at
the Committee for sending the Propositions into the several Counties, Cities, and Corporations of this Kingdom.
The humble Petition of Jo. Marston, Owner of the Ship
Hopewell, Tho. Lenthall, F. Lenthall, Jo. Marston, and
Company, Laders in the said Ship, concerning some Damages done unto them by Sir Wm. Russell, and Sir Nich.
Crispe, for which they have had a Sentence in the Court
of Admiralty; from whence, for Delay, they appeal to
the Court of Delegates; was this Day read; and nothing
done upon it.
Bringing in Horses, &c.
Ordered, That Sir Edw. Boyse, Edw. Munnings Esquire, and Jo. Boyse Esquire, shall be appointed Commissioners to receive such Monies as shall be brought in
upon the Propositions for Bringing in of Horse, Money,
and Plate: And that Sir Edward Boyse shall receive the
Monies that are offered by Mr. Tho. Jenkins: And that a
Receipt under Sir Edward Boyse his Hand, shall be sufficient for the said Mr. Tho. Jenkins, to demand any Sum
so by him lent.
Ordered, That the Lieutenants of the County of Kent,
and Sir Humphrey Tufton, and Sir F. Barnham, Sir Edw.
Hales, and the rest of the Deputy Lieutenants, Members
of this House, and others, shall forthwith repair into the
said County; to put in Execution such Instructions, and
other Orders and Propositions as they have or shall receive from One or both Houses of Parliament; and to
take Care of advancing and putting in Execution the
Propositions for Bringing in of Horse, Money, and Plate.
Capt. Gen. of Ireland.
The Order to consider the nominating a Captain
General of Ireland was read.
And thereupon the House fell into Debate of this
Arms for Wiltes, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Tucker of the County of Wiltes,
shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to convey into that
County Twenty Musquets, Twenty Rests, and Twenty
Bandaliers, for the Service of that County.
Ordered, That the Earl of Pembroke's Servant shall
have Liberty to convey Forty Rests, Forty Bandaliers,
Forty Cartridges for Carabines, Sixteen Cartridges for
Pistols, and Sixteen Bolts, for the Service of that County,
and the said Earl.
Writs of Certiorari.
Ordered, That the Lord Chief Justice of the King's
Bench be desired, and required, to issue out his Warrants
to the Cursitors of the County of Glamorgan, or otherwise, as he shall think fit, for making out Writs of Certiorari, for removing the Indictments of several Persons in
the County of Glamorgan, indicted, and their Indictments
found, at the last Great Sessions for that County.
Members accede to Covenant.
Mr. Dutton, Mr. Grimston, declared themselves in the
Affirmative to the Vote concerning the Assisting of the
Earl of Essex in this Cause, with their Lives and Fortunes.
Instructions to Irish Committee.
Mr. Ro. Goodwyn reports an additional Instruction to
be added to the Instructions for the Committee to be
sent into Ireland.
That they shall endeavour to the best of their Power to
hinder the coming over into this Kingdom, the great
Numbers of poor and despoiled Irish People: And that
they take a special Care the Sums of Money which have
already, and shall be sent over, from time to time, into
Ireland, for the Relief of the said poor and despoiled
People, shall be disposed by the Persons formerly employed in this Service to the best Advantage of the poor
despoiled and impotent Petitioners.
Disposing of Prisoners.
Mr. Millington, * Dacres, * Hanham, * Rous, * Vassall, * Ven, * Spurstoe, * Hunt, * Soames, be added to
the Committee, concerning the Disposing of the Prisoners;
the several Prisons being now very full: And That Committee, or any Three of them, have Power to meet this
Afternoon at Three of Clock; and so from time . . . . . .
as they shall think fit.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning the Detainer of the Great Seal out of the Lord Keeper's Hands
* * * *
Ordered, That the Petition of Edw. Aston, desiring
that he may be recommended to the Lord D'Esmond,
Governor of the Fort of Duncanon, to have his Father's
Place, be referred to the Committee for the Adventurers
Answer to the King.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider
of Heads for an Answer to his Majesty's Message, shall
have Power to frame the Draught of an Answer to That
Message; and to present it to the House.
The humble Petition of Anne Viscountess Balotinglass.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Receivers of
the Contribution Monies for Ireland shall pay unto the
said Lady Baltinglasse, the Sum of One hundred Pounds,
out of the Monies that come in upon the said Contributions, next after that the Sum Three thousand Pounds
shall be come in, formerly ordered to be sent into Ireland,
for Relief of the Poor there.
Answer to the King.
Resolved, That the Committee appointed to prepare
an Answer to his Majesty's late Message shall presently
Allowance to Crosby.
The humble Petition of Sir Piers Crosby Knight and
Baronet was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That he shall have the Allowance of an
Hundred Pounds, in the same Manner paid unto him:
And that Sir Ro. Pye and Mr. Wheeler, Treasurers for
the Contribution at Westminster, do take Order for the
Message to Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Goodwyn do move the Lords, to
give some Expedition * * * *
Impeachment of E. of Lindsey, &c.
Ordered, That Serjeant Wilde and Mr. Glyn do prepare an Impeachment of High Treason against the Earl
of Lindsey, the Lord Willoughby his eldest Son, Sir Jo.
Mounson, Sir Charles Dallison, Sir Gervase Scroope, and
Sir Edw. Heron, for levying War against the King and
The Impeachment of Jo. Weld Esquire, High Sheriff
of the County of Salop, by the House of Commons in
Parliament, in the Name of Themselves, and of all the
Commons of England, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors by him committed, was this Day read; and, by
Vote upon * * * *
The humble Petition of Michael Crake * * * *
Ordered, That the Order formerly granted by this
House, for restraining the said Michael Crake to put in
Execution the Employment and Office of Water Bailiff,
in the Port and River of Sunderland, shall be superseded
Warrant to go to the King.
Ordered, That Dr. Chambers shall have Mr. Speaker's
Warrant to ride Post to the King.
Whereas divers Volunteers of Canterbury, under the
Command of Captain Belke, freely came to Dover, to defend the Castle there; the House doth well accept their
Service, and doth return them Thanks for it: And do
Order and Declare, That they shall be protected and
saved harmless, by the Authority of both Houses of
Parliament for their so doing.
Treswell's Money, &c.
Ordered, That Captain Moses Treswell shall have the
Twenty Pounds Five Shillings, Part of the Monies seized
of His at Norwich, and formerly ordered to be paid into
the Guildhall at London, forthwith delivered unto him, the
said Treswell, notwithstanding the said former Order: And
that the Mare and Nag, belonging to the said Treswell,
and formerly ordered to be disposed of by the Earl of
Essex, Lord General, be likewise delivered unto him.
Wharton's Indemnity, &c.
Ordered, That the same Order be made for the Carrying of the Monies into Yeildhall, for the Seventeen Oxen,
sold in Smithfield, belonging to one Mr. Messenger, a Papist; and for the Indemnity of Tho. Wharton, who bought
the said Oxen; as was made Yesterday, for the Staying
of the Monies to be paid for the Oxen belonging to Mr.
Nevill, one informed to be in actual Service against the
Loan from London.
WHEREAS, amongst many other great and unspeakable Blessings of Almighty God upon this Parliament, it hath pleased him to stir up the Hearts of many
good and well-affected People, to yield their willing and
ready Help and Assistance to the Supply of the great and
pressing Necessities of this Kingdom, and the Kingdom
of Ireland: And whereas the Inhabitants within the City
of London, and the Liberties thereof, have expressed their
Willingness to contribute to the Support of that great
Charge the Kingdom is now necessitated to . . . under,
for the Preservation of the true Protestant Religion, and
the lawful Liberties of the Subject, who are neither Members of those Companies in London, which formerly did
advance great Sums, nor Merchant Strangers; who have
now also declared themselves to do the like: Which the
Lords and Commons in Parliament do, in the Name of
Themselves and the whole Kingdom, give them very
hearty Thanks: And, for the Security of the same, do
Declare and Ordain, That all Sums of Money that shall
be lent by any Person or Persons aforesaid, for the Service of the Parliament, and brought into the Chamber of
London, and paid in to the Chamberlain thereof, shall be
duly repaid, with Interest after the Rate of Eight per
Cent. for a Year, so long as any such Money shall be
forborn: For the Performance whereof, they do hereby
engage the publick Faith of the Kingdom: And the Hand
of the Chamberlain subscribed to a Note of Receipt,
shall be sufficient to demand any Sum so lent: And such
Monies, so lent, shall be disposed of for the Uses aforesaid, as shall from time to time be directed by the
Committee for the Defence of this Kingdom.
Defence of Glocester.
WHEREAS Information hath been given to the
Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Seven great Horses, or Geldings, of the Lord Herbert, Son
to the Earl of Worcester, were lately brought to the City
of Glocester, to be employed, as is justly suspected, upon
some Design against the Parliament; and that great Endeavours are used, by divers Commissioners of Array, and
other ill-affected Persons, in the several Counties of Hereford, Monmouth, Glamorgan, Carmarthen, Brecknock, and
Radnor, to draw the said Counties, by way of Association,
against the Parliament and their Adherents; and, in particular, against the said City, as a Place most advantageous for the Furtherance of their malignant Designs:
Therefore, upon the humble Desire of the Citizens of the
said . . . . of Glocester, and for the better Preservation of
the Safety of the said City, being a Place of great Importance, and of the Counties and Parts adjoining; It is
thought fit, and Ordered, by the said Lords and Commons, That the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of the
said City, shall have the Use and Disposal of the said
Horses, for the Defence of the said City, and Parts adjacent, and the Service of Parliament: And that, for the
same Purpose, they shall have Power to raise One or more
Troop or Troops of Horses and Men; and to train, exercise, and employ the same, and other Forces of the said
City, as, by the Ordinance concerning the Militia is appointed: And, further, that, for their better Encouragement and Assistance in this Behalf, some such small Pieces
of Ordnance shall be forthwith sent down to the said
City, to be used, ordered, and employed, for the Uses
and Purposes aforesaid, as to them shall seem most meet
and expedient: And that they, and every of them, in so
doing, shall be protected and assisted by the Power and
Authority of both Houses of Parliament.