Die Lunæ, 11 Julii, 1642.
Spilman's, &c. Impeachment.
MR. Peard. * Corbet, * Long, * Pury, * White,
are appointed to prepare an Impeachment against
Mr. Spilman and the others that are Delinquents upon
the same Offence.
Payment to Earl of Warwick.
Ordered, That the Treasurer of the Navy shall pay the
Fifteen hundred Pounds, according to former Order to
the Earl of Warwick, or his Affignees.
That the Lords Concurrence shall be desired herein.
Money for Army Service.
Ordered, That the Treasurers for the Money that is
come in upon the Propositions for Bringing in of Plate,
shall pay into the Committee's Hands appointed to take
Care for the Defence of the Kingdom, Two hundred
Pounds, upon Account, to be imprested to the Captains
that are to raise the Two thousand Men for Hull: And
that the Lords Concurrence be desired herein.
Leave to send Arms.
(a) Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Bainbrigge of Lockington,
in the County of Leicester, Gentleman, shall have Leave
to send down Ten Musquets, and Two Carabines, to
Lockington aforesaid: And that Hen. Ireton of Addenborough in the County of Nottingham, Gentleman, shall
have Leave to send down, or carry down, to Nottingham,
Thirty Head-pieces, Thirty great Saddles, Twenty Carabines, and Twenty Cases of Pistols.
Mr. Ashe, Mr. Mathew, Mr. Moyle, Mr. Rolle, Mr.
Moore, Mr. Lowry, Mr. Peard, Sir H. Ludlow, Mr. Erle,
Mr. Vassall, Mr. Rowse, Sir Sam. Luke;
This Committee is to consider of the Complaint made
of Mr. Huckmore's Servants still cutting and carrying
away Timber, contrary to the Order of this House: And
likewise to consider of the Matter of Inlargement of Mr.
Huckmore, who is a Prisoner for a former Disobedience
to the Orders of this House: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in the Exchequer-chamber.
Impeachment of Lord Mayor.
The ingrossed Articles against the Lord Mayor of the
City of London, were this Day read; and, upon the
Question, assented unto.
Mr. Peard, Mr. Glyn, * Corbet, * Pury, * Millington, * Prideaux.
Mr. Long went up to the Lords, to desire a Conference,
concerning Articles of farther Impeachment against the
Message to Lords.
He likewise carried up the Order for paying the Fifteen hundred Pounds to the Earl of Warwick: and Two
hundred Pounds to the Committee for the Defence of the
Kingdom; and the Order for a thousand Pounds to be
paid for Landtgart Fort; and the Order concerning the
Mayor of Northampton:
And was likewise appointed to desire the Lords to
expedite the Order concerning Mr. Whittcombe.
Petitions, &c. referred.
Ordered, That the several Petitions of the Commissioners in the North Parts of Ulster, of the distressed Ministers in Colerane, of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty of the City of Londonderry, in Ireland; and of
Griffin Haward, Agent for the Town of Colerane; and
that the Letters to the Lord Mayor of the City of London, and to the Aldermen and Common Council of the
same City; be referred to the Committee for Mr. Chichester's Petition, and the rest of the Northern Parts.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Davies has Leave to go into the Country.
Person sent for.
Resolved, upon the Question, That, whereas Sir Tho.
Aston has been sent for formerly, and still stands a Delinquent to this House; it is now Ordered, That the
said Sir Tho. Aston be forthwith again sent for, as a
Ordered, That the Lords be acquainted with the Proceedings of the Earl Rivers and Cheshire: And that
some Course may be taken for the speedy Apprehending
and Bringing him to answer the same.
Leicester Magazine, &c.
Ordered, That Sir Arth. Hesselrig, and the Lord Ruthen, shall have Power to safe keep the Magazine of the
County of Leicester: And that an Order be prepared to
this Purpose: And that Instruction, be given unto the
Deputy Lieutenants of that County, for the Preservation
of the Peace of that County.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider of
the Sheriff's of Leicestershire being put out, and a new
one put in, do meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock:
And bring in their Opinions To-morrow Morning.
Mr. Whittlock is appointed to take Care of This
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Long brings ......, That the Lords agree to
the Conference desired, and to the Orders for Payment
of Monies; and concerning the Mayor of Northampton:
And, as for the Order touching Whittcombe, they will
dispatch it with all Speed.
Letters from Earl of Warwick.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Ayloffe and
The Lords desire, that, in Conference which they
have consented unto at the Request of this House, that
they may communicate to this House some Letters lately
received from the Earl of Warwick.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House has considered their Lordships Message;
and is resolved to give a Meeting, as is desired.
Ordered, That Sir Ro. Pye and Mr. Francklyn do write
a Letter to the Commissioners for the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds, in Wiltshire, to provide that the
Town of Marleborough may not be prejudiced in their
Tax and Payments towards that Bill, in regard of their
Forwardness to the Contribution for the Relief of Ireland.
Wiltshire Militia, &c.
Ordered, That Sir Edw. Hungerford and Sir Jo. Evelyn
be injoined to go down into Wiltshire, to see the Ordinance of the Militia put in Execution in that County;
and to give their best Assistance thereunto; and to advance the Propositions for Bringing in of Plate, Money,
and Horse: And the Difference about the Levying of
the Monies payable upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds, in the Hundreds of Downton and Warminster, is likewise referred to their Consideration.
Ordered, That the Committee for Privileges do meet
To-morrow in the Afternoon, to view the Returns of the
Indentures made for the Electing of a Burgess to serve
for the Town of Cockermouth.
Mr. Pym presented the Declaration formerly re-committed, with the Additions ordered to be made unto it;
The which Additions were read; and, by Vote, upon
the Question, assented.
A Letter from the Earl of Warwick, concerning the
Coming in of the Lyon, dated from aboard the Ship
James, which was delivered at this Conference: And
likewise a Note of the Content of Powder aboard the
Pinnace that came with the Lyon.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Navy do meet
this Afternoon, at Two .. Clock, in the Treasury-chamber:
And that the Commissioners for the Navy be forthwith
summoned to attend that Committee.
Examining Venables, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Venables be sent for forthwith to
attend the House; and that he be examined at the Committee appointed for the Defence of the Kingdom, concerning the printed Paper of the Resolution of Hereford:
And that Sir Rob. Harley do attend that Committee, with
those Letters he hath received from some Gentlemen of
the County of Hereforde.
Lords will sit.
Message...., by Sir Edw. Leeche and Dr. Aylott;
That the Lords have sent them to let this House know,
that they intend to sit, at Four a Clock.-
Ordered, That the Commissioners for Ireland do meet
this Afternoon, at Two .. Clock.-
House to sit.
Ordered, That this House do sit, at Four .. Clock,
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House will sit at Four .. Clock.
Calling a Common Council.
Ordered, That Alderman Penington and Mr. Vassall do
go to the Lord Mayor, to require him to appoint a Locum
tenens in his Absence, for the Calling a Common Council,
to meet To-morrow Morning: And, in case the Lord
Mayor do refuse to appoint one, that then they require
the Ancientest Alderman now in Town to appoint a
Common Council accordingly.
Letters from Hull.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do send such Letters as
he receives from time to time from Hull, to the Committee appointed to consider of the Defence of the
Ordered, That Mr. Prideauxe and Mr. Constantine do
desire the Judges to deliver them the Examinations concerning Mac-quhare, and those Irish Prisoners in the
Tower, taken by them: Who are required to peruse the
E. of Antrym.
Ordered, That the Lords be moved to join with this
House, in ordering a Ship to be sent of Purpose to bring
in safe Custody hither, the Earl of Antrym, now Prisoner
Ordered, That the Lieutenant of the Tower be required
to cause a strict Watch to be kept in the Tower, by the
Hamleteers belonging to the Tower.
Calling a Common Council.
ALDERMAN Penington reports, That he had been
with the Lord Mayor, and acquainted him with
the Order of the House, to appoint a Locum tenens, to
call a Common Council; but he desired Time to consider of an Answer, till To-morrow: That he afterwards went to the Three senior Alderman, one after
another; viz. Alderman Garroway, Alderman Rainton,
and Alderman Whitmore; and required them to cause a
Common Council to be called, as senior Aldermen: But
they excused it; alleging, that they were aged and infirm.
Ordered, That Sir Nich. Rainton, Sir Hen. Garroway,
and Sir Geo. Whitmore, be summoned forthwith to attend
Barque stayed in the Downes.
Mr. Ford, the Merchant, and Owner of most of the
Gunpowder in the Barque stayed in the Downes, by the
Lord of Warwicke, and the Master of the Barque, were
called in; and certify the House, That Barque was
bound for Exeter; and gave full Satisfaction to the
Whereupon it was Ordered, The Lords be made acquainted herewith, at the next Conference: And that the
Barque may be forthwith discharged.
The Letter from Mr. Speaker to the Commissioners
for Wilts, that they lay but a proportionable Assessment
on the Inhabitants of Marlebrough, by virtue of the Bill
of Four hundred thousand Pounds; and not raise them
to a greater Proportion than other Places.
Message ..... Sir Edw. Leeche and Dr. Aylett;
That the Lords desire a present Conference, if it may
stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning the
French Ambassador's Answer to the Letter from Sir
Tho. Roe; and to acquaint them with some things which
they have done concerning the Lord Mayor of London.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Instructions for the Lord Ruthyn and Sir Arth. Haselrigg, Committees appointed to go into Leicestershire,
were read; and assented unto; and ordered to be sent
up unto the Lords.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Lewis and Mr. Cromwell do
bring in the Instructions for the Committee appointed to
go into Wiltshire: And that the like Order be made for
Staying of Horses going to Yorke out of Cornwall, and
the Western Counties, to Yorke.
Mr. Cromwell, Sir H. Vane, Alderman Penington,
Mr. Constantine, Mr. Rous, are appointed Managers and
Reporters of this Conference.
Defence of the Kingdom.
Upon Mr. Martin's Report from the Committee appointed to consider of the Defence of the Kingdom;
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Jo.
Wollaston, and the rest of the Treasurers appointed for
the Receiving of the Monies upon the Propositions, shall
issue upon Account unto such Persons, and for such
Uses, as shall be directed by the Committee of the
Lords and Commons, appointed for the Defence of the
Message to Lords.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords be moved to join herein.
Mr. Marten carried up to the Lords this Resolution;
and the Declaration, expressing the Reason for their
Raising of Forces; and the Declaration for the Reparation of Losses of those that have received any Injury by
Sir Jo. Hotham's letting forth the Water about Hull.
Magazine from Hull.
Mr. Constantine reports, from the Conference, That
they had commanded the Lord Mayor to lay up the
Magazine that came from Hull, in some Place within
the City; and which he refused to do.
Sir H. Vane the younger reports, That the Earl of
Holland said, He had acquainted the French Ambassador
with the Substance of Sir Tho. Roe's Letter; which was,
That he did disavow of having received any such Instructions from his Majesty: And that both Houses desired
to maintain the ancient League between the Two Crowns;
and therefore more desirous to have such Occasions of
Misunderstanding removed: That the French Ambassador assured the Earl of Holland of his Affection to
contribute to this right Understanding; and that the
Clearing of this Doubt would be a Means: And therefore would send over to his Master concerning it; whom
he doubted not will rest satisfied with this Answer of
Sir Tho. Rowes.
Counties to assist each other.
Ordered, That the Ordinance made 4° Julii, concerning
One County assisting another, upon Occasion, be forthwith printed: And that the Lord Lieutenants do publish
and send Copies of the same to their Deputy Lieutenants.
Ordered, That Mr. Huckmore, now Prisoner in the
Tower, for Disobeying of a former Order of this House,
for restraining the Cutting and Carrying away Trees from
off some Lands, touching which a Bill was depending in
this House, and is since passed both Houses, be forthwith released from his Imprisonment, giving good Security that no more Wood or Timber be cut or carried
away; but that the Order of this House be pursued
touching this Business.
Person sent for.
Resolved, &c. That Wm. Turner, Clerk of the Parish of
Brenchley Coin Kent, be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, for disobeying the Summons of this House.
Charge against Spilman, &c.
The humble Petition of Mr. Clement Spilman, a Prisoner in the Serjeant's Custody; desiring to be bailed;
And the Question being put for his Bail;
It passed with a Negative.
Ordered, That the Charge against Mr. Spilman, and the
rest of the Delinquents for the same Offence, be brought
in on Wednesday Morning.
Ordered, That Sir Rob. Harley bring in an Order concerning Marton College, not to be bound by the Bishop
of Canterbury's Injunctions.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Glanvile and
That the Lords have assented to all the Propositions
brought up at the last Conference: And they have likewise taken. Order, that the Barque stayed with Powder
in the Downes, shall be forthwith discharged.
Call of the House.
Ordered; That the House be called once every Week.
Members at Yorke, &c.
Ordered, That the Complaint of divers of the Members
being at Yorke, and some before Hull, be taken into
Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Raising Horse, &c. in Essex.
WHEREAS the Deputy Lieutenants for the County
of Essex, according the Order of both Houses of Parliament, have now presented the Names of such Gentlemen, hereafter named, within the several Divisions and
Corporations of that County, as they conceive are wellaffected to the Parliament, and willing to advance the
Raising Horse Horsemen, Arms, Money, and Plate, for
the Defence of King, Parliament, and Kingdom: It is
therefore Declared, by both Houses of Parliament, That
the Persons so nominated to be Commissioners, as aforesaid, are approved of: And they, or any Two of them,
are hereby authorized to put the Propositions, touching
that Service, in Execution, in all Points, according to the
said Propositions and Order of Instructions: And the Persons so nominated to be Receivers, are likewise approved
of: And they or any One of them, within their several
Limits, are hereby appointed to receive such Money and
Plate, as shall be brought in; and do all other Things
belonging to the Receivers Places, according to the said
Propositions and Orders of Instructions: And the Deputy
Lieutenants of that County which are Members of the
House of Commons are hereby required to send the said
Propositions, and Orders of Instructions to the Persons
so nominated and approved, for their Direction herein.
Ordered, To ... made general, for all Counties as shall
Ordered, That this be sent up to the Lords, to have
their Concurrence therein.