Die Mercurii, 12 Octobris, 1642.
Person sent for.
RESOLVED, That Mr. Hubert Hussey shall be
forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent; for laying it to
Sir Walth. Erle's Charge, that if the Peace of the
County of Dorsett were disturbed and interrupted, that
they had cause to lay it to his Charge; whenas he did
nothing but in pursuance of the Orders and Instructions
of both Houses.
Member to be summoned.
Resolved, That Sir Gerard Napier be summoned forthwith to attend the Service of the House; all Delays and
Excuses whatsoever laid aside.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Ro. Pye and Mr.
Wheeler, forthwith to consider how the Hundred Pounds
formerly bestowed upon the Viscountess Baltinglasse, may
* speedily paid unto her; and to pay the same accordingly.
Informations against Curate of Salford.
Ordered, That the Informations against the Curate of
Salford, concerning a Libel taken with him, sent up by
the Bailiffs of Chepping Norton, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Informations.
Relief of Prisoners.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for
Prisons, to take care for some convenient Relief to be
allowed to those Prisoners taken at Brackley, and now
in the New Prison, and the House of Correction, in the
County of Middlesex.
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Lord Esmond,
Governor of the Fort of Duncannon in the Kingdom of
Ireland, to take some Course, either by Exchange or
otherwise, that Thomas Plunkett, now a Prisoner in the
Rebels Hands, may be delivered from his Imprisonment.
* * * *
Privilege- Scandal on a Member.
Mr. Henry Darrell was called in to the Bar: Mr.
Speaker told him, That he had been accused of a Scandal raised upon a Member of this House; "That he had
taken a Bribe:" You have been often heard at the Committee; and that you could lay it upon no Man, but one
Foster, a convicted Recusant in the King's Bench; who
denies it, and lays it upon Mr. Darrell * * * *
Mr. Darrell was again called in; and Mr. Speaker
told him, That it was left unto him to make a Retraction
under his Hand.
Examination of Fountaine.
Mr. Fountaine, who was sent for as a Delinquent, was
called in: And Mr. Speaker acquainted him, That the
House had sent for him, as a Delinquent, for Contempt
to the Committee, in refusing to give any Answer to the
Committee of both Houses.-Being demanded, whether
he would contribute any thing in this Time of common
Danger; Answered no otherwise than That he did humbly desire, that he may not be compelled to give any
Answer. He was asked, Whether this were his Answer:
Did confess it was. And being .. what was the Reason
he would give no other Answer; Said, He conceived it
was against the Petition of Right.
Message to Lords.
Sir Walth. Erle went up to the Lords, to desire them
to sit awhile.
He likewise carried up the Addition to the Instructions for the Deputy Lieutenants of Dorsetshire: The
Order concerning the Fortification of Exeter, being the
same with that for Yarmouth, mutatis mutandis: The
Order for Three hundred Pounds of the Contributions,
to be allowed to the City of Exon for Fortifications: The
Order for the Indemnity of those at Yarmouth, that seized
the Ship laden with Arms or Ammunition: The Order
for the Arrears due to Serjeant Major Warren.
Sir Walth Erle brings Answer, That the Lords do agree
to all the Orders carried up by him; and that they will
Fountayne committed, &c.
Resolved, That Mr. Jo. Fountayne shall be committed
a Prisoner to the Gatehouse, there to remain during the
Pleasure of this House; for his Contempt in not answering, contrary to the Order of both Houses: And that his
Arms shall be seized, and taken from him, by the Sheriffs
Declaration concerning Propositions.
Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Marten, * Pierrepoint, * Prideaux, * Corbett, * White, and the Committee for the
Propositions, are appointed to prepare a Declaration,
to set forth, That this Demanding of Contribution, upon
the Propositions, is according to Law; and to set a Mark
of Malignity and Disaffection upon such as shall refuse to
contribute, in this Time of common Danger: And are
to meet this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in the
Letters from Nicholas, &c.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr.
The Lords have sent down these Two Letters; the
One from Sir Edw. Nicholas; the other from the Lord
Forbes in Ireland.
Defence of London, &c.
Upon a Report from the Committee for Defence,
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That a Conference
shall be desired with the Lords: And that One Head of
the Conference shall be, to desire that the City of London,
together with the Counties of Middlesex, Essex, and
Hertfordshire, may be put into a ready Posture of Defence; and their Arms viewed, and Officers put over
them, that they may be in a Readiness to come to the
general Rendezvous at an Hour's Warning.
Mr. Nicoll went up to the Lords, to desire a Conference concerning this Business.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of divers of the
Citizens of Coventrie be referred to the Committee for
the Defence of the Kingdom: And they are desired to
consider of some speedy and effectual Way for their
present Relief, according to their Petition.
Ordered, That the Letter from the Lord Forbes out of
Ireland, of the Twenty-seventh of September, be referred
to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland.
Mr. Pym, Sir H. Vane junior, are appointed Managers
of this Conference.
Letter from the King.
Ordered, That the Letter from his Majesty to Mr.
Powell be referred to the Committee that is appointed to
prepare the Declaration concerning the Contributions.
A Message from the Lords, by * * * *.
The Lords do agree that the Drawing of the Declaration mentioned in the last Conference, be referred to
the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom: And
that there might be Mention made, in that Declaration,
of the Examinations taken of David Alexander.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the
House has considered their Lordships Message; and do
agree to refer the Drawing of the Declaration to ..
Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom, as is desired.
Declarations from the Scotts.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Declarations
from the Scotts Commissioners, be taken into Debate
Suffolk, &c. Collections.
Ordered, That the Deputy Lieutenants and Treasurers
of the Counties of Suffolk, Norfolk, Kent, Herts, Essex,
and of the several Cities and Corporations in the said
Counties, be required forthwith to send up the Money
and Plate collected in these several Counties upon the
Propositions: And that the Members of this House, of
these several and respective Counties, do write to the
Deputy Lieutenants and Treasurers of these several
Counties, to this Purpose.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Persons refusing to contribute.
Ordered, That To-morrow Morning the House shall
take into Consideration what is fit to be done with those
that refuse to contribute upon the Propositions, in this
Time of great Necessity and common Danger.
Ordered, That this Letter from the Mayor of Dover
be referred to the Committee for Informations.
IT is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons,
That all and every the Articles of the Instructions agreed
upon by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, the
Sixteenth Day of August 1642, for the Earls Bedford
and Pembroke, the Lord Viscount Cranborne, Denzell
Holles Esquire, Sir Walter Erle, and Sir Thomas Trenchard, Knight, John Browne Esquire, and Colonel Charles
Essex, Persons especially appointed and authorized to
repress the Rebellion and Commotion raised, by the
Marquis of Hartford and his Adherents, in the Counties
of Somersett and Dorsett, and other the Western Counties, shall continue and be in Force against the said Adherents, notwithstanding the said Marquis, he being
departed with his Forces out of the said Counties. And
it is likewise Ordered, That the Second of the said Instructions shall extend to the Leading and Conducting of
all such Forces of Horse and Foot, as are, or shall be,
appointed by the Committee of both Houses for the Safety
of the Kingdom, as well as to those that are or shall be
appointed by the Lord General the Earl of Essex.
Ship, &c. seized at Yarmouth.
WHEREAS a certain Ship laden with Gunpowder,
Arms, and other Munition, and having in her One hundred and Forty Soldiers, or thereabouts, was sent from
Roterdam, beyond the Seas, unto Newcastle; which said
Ship, Soldiers, Arms, and Ammunition, was to be employed to maintain the present unnatural War against
the Parliament and his Majesty's good Subjects, as by
divers Examinations, Letters, and other Evidence, do
manifestly appear; which said Ship, by contrary Winds,
and a Leak happening, was inforced to put in at the
Port at Yarmouth, in the County of Norfolk. And
whereas the Bailiffs, Justices of the Peace, and other
Officers in that Town of Yarmouth, with other Persons,
by their Command, and in their Assistance, did seize
upon the said Ship, and apprehend the Captains, Officers,
and Soldiers, that were brought in that Ship, and them
disarmed, and put in safe Custody: It is Declared, and
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons now in Parliament
assembled, That the said Arresting of the said Ship,
Seizing of the Arms, Gunpowder, Munition, and other
the Loading of the said Ship, the Apprehending of the
said Captains, Officers and Soldiers, in Yarmouth aforesaid; and also in Gorleston, and other Places near adjoining to Yarmouth, and the Committing of them to
safe Custody, and the Disarming of them, was done
according to Law; and whereunto, by their several
Offices and Places, they were bound unto, and was just
and lawful for them so to do: And for their doing
thereof are not to be impeached or molested. And
it is further Ordered and Declared, That the Bailiffs and
Justices of Yarmouth, or any Two of them, shall and
may, from time to time, search, arrest, stay, and seize,
any Ship, or other Vessel whatsoever, loaden with Arms,
Munition, or that bring over any Soldiers into any Parts
of this Kingdom, without Consent of Parliament, or
Authority of both or either Houses of Parliament, or by
Authority derived from the same; and shall, from time
to time, make Search for, arrest, disarm, and imprison
any Person or Persons whatsoever, as well within the
said Town of Yarmouth, as in the Towns of Gorleston
and South Towne in the County of Suffolk, and in the
County of Norfolk, that is, or shall be justly suspected
to pass from beyond the Seas, to assist the King, in this
unnatural War against the Parliament, or against the
good Subjects of this Kingdom; and thereof give Notice
to the Parliament.