Die Sabbati, 29 Octobris, 1642.
ORDERED, That the humble Petition of Jo.
Powell, a poor maimed Soldier, be referred to the
Committee for Quartering of Soldiers: And that all Petitions of the like Nature, be referred to this Committee.
Ordered, That Mr Fisher shall have his Horse discharged.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Creswell, a Member of
this House, have his Horses discharged.
Ordered, That Mr. Wilde have his Plate restored unto
him, that was seized and stayed.
The humble Petition of Sir David Cunningham, Cofferer to the Prince, and the rest of his Majesty's Royal
Children, was this Day read; and nothing done upon it.
Person sent for, &c.
Resolved, That Mr. Henry Aiscough, now in the Custody of Geo. Potts, of St. Olave's Parish in Southwarke, a
Constable, be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent: And
that the Examination of the Business concerning his
Carriage Yesterday, at Horsey Downe, be referred to the
Committee for Examinations: and that the Witnesses,
Tho. Green of St. Saviour's Dock, and Edw. Hamon of
Gleane Alley in St. Olave's, be summoned to attend that
Merchant Strangers Loan.
Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Gerard, or any others, who
had any Monies of those lent by the Merchant Strangers,
be consulted with, about repaying the said Monies brought
in by the said Merchant Strangers, and formerly assigned
to the Scotts, and taken out for the Use of this Commonwealth: And that Mr. Trenchard, and Mr. Vassall, Mr.
Rolle, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Spurstow, do treat with the
Merchant Strangers, and use their best Endeavours for
bringing in the Monies promised to be lent by them.
Mr. Prideaux, Sir Wm. Brereton, Mr. Hebblethwayte,
Mr. H. Pelham, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Hoyle, are appointed to prepare a Declaration concerning the Difficulties of
paying the Billet Monies at Yorke; the City being in the
Condition as now it is.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Lords and Commons shall have Power to receive a Return of the Subscriptions of Westminster, and the adjacent Places and
Suburbs of Westminster and London: And that the Lords
Concurrence be desired herein.
Person to be summoned.
Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Gibson be forthwith summoned in safe Custody, to attend the House.
The humble Petition of Charles Metcalfe, Sailor, being
It is Ordered, That the said Metcalfe, now a Prisoner
in the Marshalsea, be forthwith discharged from any
Upon the Report from the Committee for Informations,
It is Ordered, That Patrick Barrett be forthwith committed a Prisoner to Newgate, there to * * * *.
Ordered, That Captain Michael Beresford be forthwith
discharged from any farther Restraint.
A Letter from Sir Jo. Gell * * * *.
Ordered, That the Letter from Sir Jo. Gell be referred
to the Committee for Dispatches, to put the Desires in
the Letter in present Execution.
Search for Arms, &c.
Ordered, That Captain Hen. Bell have Mr. Speaker's
Warrant to search the Lord Herbert's House at Lambeth,
for Arms or Ammunition; and likewise the Artillery
Yard, at the Spittle, for Leather Ordnance: And that
he be enabled to make diligent Search; and that all
Constables and other Officers, be assisting unto him in
Westminster, &c. Colleges.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
King's Revenue, to consider of the College of Westminster,
the College of Eaton, of Christ Church in Oxon, and Winchester, to provide for those Colleges; that none of their
Revenues, assigned for the Scholars and Alms-men of
those Colleges, may be stopped, or the Payment thereof
interrupted, notwithstanding the Ordinance of sequestering the Rents and Profits of Archbishops, Bishops,
Deans, Deans and Chapters; and to consider.. saving
harmless the Tenants, that, in Obedience to the said
Ordinance, shall forbear to pay their Rents, payable to
the said Archbishops, Bishops, Deans, Deans and Chapters, their Receivers, or other Officers.
Payment to Edwards.
Ordered, That the Under Sheriff of the County of
Herts do pay unto Mr. Wm. Edwards Ten Pounds, if so
much shall be Overplus, upon the Sale of Mr. Tirringham's
Horses or Goods, in his Hands, over-and-above what is
due for the Four Horses that were killed in the Pursuit
Payment to Vassal.
Ordered, That Mr. Wheeler do take Order to pay unto
Mr. Vassall Thirty-eight Pounds Thirteen Shillings and
Ten Pence; there being so much due unto him for Service done for the Commonwealth; as appears upon the
Foot of his Accompt.
Whereas the Garison in Manchester is still maintained
at the Town's Charge, without receiving any Aid or Relief at all from the Publick Treasure in Guildhall, London;
It is therefore Ordered, by the and Commons, That
the Engineers, and Officers of the several Companies that
lie in Garison in Manchester, shall have their Pay, according to their Places of Command, paid them out of the
Delinquents Estates: and for Security thereof, in the
mean time, shall have the Publick Faith.
Removing Guns, &c.
Ordered, That Serjeant Major General Skippon shall
have Power to take and remove into the City of London
all the Guns, and other warlike Ammunition, from the
Lord Herbert's House at Lambeth.
Payment to Kirke.
Ordered, That a Thousand Pounds be paid to Mr.
George Kirke, Gentleman of his Majesty's Robes, for
Furnishing of his Majesty's Apparel, out of the Coinage
Money; provided that the Money assigned for the Maintenance of the King's Children, be first discharged and
satisfied: And if it shall fail there, then the said Thousand Pounds to be paid out of the Fines and Rents arising
from the Court of Wards.
Members accede to Convenant, &c.
Mr. Waller, Mr. Pelham, declare themselves in the
Affirmative to assist the Earl, of Essex, &c.
Mr. Waller declares, That he will freely contribute to
this Cause One hundred Pounds, and Fifty Pounds a
Month for Three Months.
This Money to be paid into the Chamber of London.
The House accepts it as a free and real Expression of
his good Affections.
Letter from Wentworth.
A Letter from Mr. John Wentworth to Sir John Wentworth, making an untrue Relation of the Passages of the
Fight between the King's Forces and the Earl of Essex his
Forces, on Sunday last; was this Day read.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. John Wentworth be forthwith committed to the Serjeant's Custody,
there to remain during the Pleasure of the House.
Upon the Petition of * * *;
Customs on Tobacco.
It is Ordered, That the Petitioners may have their Tobacco delivered them, paying such reasonable Customs,
and under such reasonable Conditions, as the Lords
Justices of Ireland have granted to others in the like
Cases: And that the said Petitioners may have Liberty
to dispose of the said Tobacco in any Parts of the Kingdom of Ireland; provided that, under Pretence of selling
Tobaccoes to the Rebels, they do not sell any prohibited
And it is further Ordered, That all Petitions of this
Nature be referred to the Committee for Customs, to
make such Orders thereupon as they shall see Cause.
Persons sent for.
Resolved, upon the Question, That John Newman,
Clerk of Radnell, Francis Atkinson, Vicar of Firle, Henry
Shephard, Vicar of Kingston and Pendinghoe, Walter Dimbleby of East Aldrington, Antony Huggett, Vicar of Clinde
and the Cliffe, Thomas Russell, Parson of St. John's in
Lewes, shall be forthwith sent for, as Delinquents; for
denying to contribute or lend any thing for this Service,
in this Time of imminent Danger.
That both the Safe Conducts to the Scotts be subscribed by the Speakers of both Houses.
That in both, a void Room be left for the Commissioners Names.
That in the Inscription of the Safe Conduct to the
Commissioners of the Kirk, 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, where
those that come from the Church of Scotland are called
"Reverend and Pious Divines," that it be made "Godly
and Learned;" and the Word "Divines" omitted.
That Two Doubles of either be subscribed by the
Speaker of both Houses.
Correspondence with Holland.
THE Answer of the States General to the Declaration sent from the Lords and Commons, in French, was
this Day read; and ordered to be put into English by
the Clerk; and taken into a further Debate on Monday
Agent to Flanders.
Upon Report this Day made from the Committee for
the Affairs of Ireland;
It is this Day Ordered, by the and Commons in
Parliament assembled, That some fit Person should be
sent from the Parliament into Flanders, as an Agent, to be
Governor; 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 from 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.