Die Mercurii, 18 Maii, 1642.
Hull Magazine, &c.
A LETTER from Hull, of the Sixteenth of May,
desiring the Stay of a Committee at Hull; and likewise a Letter from the Committee, of the same Date.
Mr. Hampden, Mr. Pym, Mr. Marten, Sir Gilbert
Gerard, Sir Sam. Rolle, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Wm.
Waller, Serjeant Wilde;
This Committee is presently to withdraw; and to conceive an Order to warrant and encourage the Captains and
Masters of the Ships to bring away the Magazine from
Hull; and to provide for their Indemnity; and to consider what Answer is fit to be given to these Letters;
and to present to this House any thing else that they shall
think fit for this Service.
Scandalous Words against Parliament.
The House was informed .. scandalous Words spoken
against the honourable Houses of Parliament by Christopher Smyth, pretended Vicar of St. James, Deeping, in the
County of Lincolne, viz. That the said Smyth, upon the
Twenty-seventh of March last past, did openly, in the
Pulpit, before the whole Congregation, affirm, That it
was Treason for any to obey any Order from the Parliament, without the King's Hand and Seal thereunto.
Witnesses, Tho. Measure, Wm. Curtis
The said Tho. Measure and Wm. Curtis did, at the
Bar, affirm the said Words.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Christ. Smyth,
Vicar of St. James, Deeping, in the County of Lincolne,
be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at
Arms attending on this House, for very scandalous Words
spoken by him against the Parliament.
Ordered, That the Copy of his Majesty's Warrant to
the High Sheriff of Lancashire, concerning the Gathering
and Collecting of the Recusants Arrears in the North,
upon the Patents granted unto Sir Geo. Wentworth, be
referred to the Committee for Recusants Arrears: And
that Mr. Morley be added to that Committee.
Impeachment of Mr. Recorder.
The ingrossed Articles against Mr. Recorder were this
Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and
ordered, that a Conference be desired with the Lords;
and the Articles of Impeachment delivered at that Conference: And Mr. Peard and Mr. Pury are appointed
Managers of this Conference.
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Committee, to consider of some Way of Providing of present
Ordered, That, on Monday Morning next, peremptorily, Mr. Peard shall report Mr. Vaughan's Cause.
Ordered, That, on Tuesday Morning next, the Bill
concerning the Soapmakers of Westminster be reported.
Upon the humble Petition of the Parishioners of Michinhampton, in the County of Glocester, it is this Day
Ordered, That Mr. Antho. Lapthorne, an orthodox Divine,
shall be recommended by this House to be Lecturer; and
to preach twice every Lord's Day in the Parish Church
of Michinhampton; the Petitioners being willing to allow
him a convenient Maintenance for the same: And the
Parson of the said Parish is required to permit him to
preach there without Interruption.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Peard called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Hull Committee, &c.
Upon Mr. Pym's Report from the Committee appointed to prepare an Answer to the Letters from Hull,
Resolved, That Seven Gentlemen, Members of this
House, shall be added to the Committee already appointed for Hull and Lincolneshire.
A Letter was presented from the Committee to this
House, to be sent to Sir Jo. Hotham, and read; and,
upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be
Resolved, &c. That Sir Wm. Strictland, Mr. Allured,
Mr. Broxholme, Mr. Peregrin Pelham; Mr, Wharton,
Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr. Jo. Hotham, or any Two of them,
shall be the Committees appointed to repair to Hull, to
be assistant to the Governor and the Committees there
upon such Orders and Directions as they shall receive
from this House.
Proceedings concerning Hull.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leeche and
That the Lords had sent unto this House,
1. A Letter from some of the Sea Captains at Hull;
2. A Warrant from his Majesty, to require all
Captains of Ships not to remove the Magazine from
Hull, without a Warrant under his Hand;
3. An Order of the Lords to preserve these Persons
from Indemnity: Wherein they desire the Concurrence
of this House.
All which were read:
1. The Letter from Captain Driver, &c. to the Lord
Admiral, of the Sixteenth of this Month.
2. The Warrant from his Majesty, 10° Maii.
3. The Order of the Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers: That this
House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
The Lord Cramborne to desire a Conference, concerning the Matter of the last Message: and concerning
Letters received by this House from Hull; and some
other Matters depending thereupon.
The Officers of the Ordnance attending at the Door,
were called in: And, being demanded why the Arms that
they were required by an Order from the Commissioners,
to send to Chester, were not sent away accordingly; they
laid the Fault * * * *.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for Irish Affairs
shall inquire and see, whether there hath been any Default
or Negligence in the Officers of the Ordnance, concerning the Conveying of the Arms to Chester, according to
the Order from the Commissioners, of the Fourth of May:
And, if they shall find any, that they shall report it to the
House; that they may be punished for their great Neglect in a Service so much important for the Good of the
The Five Members Suit against Mr. Attorney.
Ordered, That Mr. Geo. Townsend shall be assigned to
for the Five Members to be their Attorney, or otherwise
employed by them, in prosecuting their Suit against Mr.
Attorney, for Reparation for the Injuries done unto
Ordered, That a Conference be desired with the Lords
To-morrow Morning; and .. That Conference the Lords
desired to join with this House in Assigning of Counsel,
Attornies, and Solicitors, to the Members accused falsly
by Mr. Attorney, to prosecute their Suit against him.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Whittlock, Mr. Pym, Mr.
Pierrepointe, and Sir Jo. Evelyn, are appointed Managers
of that Conference.
Declaration to Scotland.
Mr. Pym reports the Declaration to be sent to the
Council of Scotland: Which being read, the House approved thereof; and ordered, That the Lords be moved
to join with this House in that Declaration.
Expences of Scotch Commissioners.
Ordered, That the Committee for Money do take into
Consideration the Account concerning the Monies due for
the House-rent, and other Provision undertaken for by
this House, for the Use of the Scotts Commissioners; and
to report the same to this House; and what way Monies
may be provided for Payment of the same.
Letter to Ld. Renula.
Mr. Pym reports the Letter to be sent to the Lord
Renula, President of Connaght: Which was read; and
Ordered, Mr. Pym, Mr. Hampden, Serjeant Wilde,
and Sir Wm. Lewis, are appointed Managers of the
Conference concerning Hull.
Ordered, That the Lords be moved to join with this
House, That a Committee of both Houses may be appointed to take care how the Ordinance concerning the
Militia, in all the Parts of this Kingdom, may be speedily
put in Execution; and to give an Account thereof to
both Houses of Parliament from time to time: And Sir
Wm. Lewis is appointed to go up with this Message
Payment for Shoes, &c.
Ordered, That Sir John Draydon and Mr. Crue do take
care, that Two hundred Pounds be paid out of the One
thousand Pounds already provided by the County of
Northampton, in pursuance of the Act of Four hundred
thousand Pounds, to those Persons of the Town of
Northampton, who have contracted with this House for
the Providing of Shoes and Boots for the Soldiers in
A Letter from the Lord Conway, dated 23° April, to
the Lord Lieutenant, read.
Loan from Merchant Adventurers.
Ordered, That Mr. Venn and Mr. Vassall do presently
go to the Merchant Adventurers, to hasten them in their
Answers concerning the Lending of Monies: And, if
they have done any thing already, to report the same to
this House: And if not, that they meet To-morrow, in
regard the Army is ready to disband for want of Money.
Magazine at Hull.
Serjeant Wilde reports the Order to encourage the
Captain and Masters of Ships to bring away the Magazine from Hull: Which was read; and assented unto;
and ordered to be fair written.
Ordered, That a Transcript be made every Day of the
Orders made in this House concerning the Irish Commissioners.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Navy do sit this
Bailing a Prisoner.
WHEREAS by an Order of the Eighth of April
last, it was ordered, That the Mayors of Pembrooke and
Haverford West, or either of them, shall forthwith discharge Peter Wall, of Waymouth, from his Imprisonment,
upon his giving good Security to answer the Offence for
which he stands committed, before this House, at such
times as he shall be thereunto required: And it is further
Ordered, That the Lord Admiral, if he shall so think fit,
do take Bail here for the Forth-coming of the said Peter
Wall, according to the said Order, in regard his Sureties
are here in Town.
Removal of Priests.
Ordered, That the Lord Chief Justice of the King's
Bench be desired to issue out a Habeas Corpus, for the
Removal of Catterall Sherborne and Mr. Williamson,
Priests, remaining at Lancaster Gaol, together with the
Causes of their Commitment and Indictment, and the
Proceedings against them there.
Irish, &c. at Minhead.
Ordered, That those mere Irish and Papists that are
at Minhead, shall be sent over again into Ireland: And
in due time this House will consider of the Relief of the
distressed Protestants there.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords by J. Foster and Serj. *;
The Lords do agree to the Order and Letter delivered
unto them at the last Conference: And that they will
send the Lord Willoughby of Parham, so soon as he shall
come to the House, to Hull, if Occasion shall *.
Answer to the King's Declaration about Hull.
A Declaration in Answer to his Majesty's Declaration concerning Hull, was this Day presented from the
Committee, and read.
The Debate was put off till To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Debate of this Declaration, now
presented from the Committee, in Answer to his Majesty's
last Declaration concerning Hull, shall be considered;
and the Debate thereof resumed To-morrow Morning.