Die Lunæ, 6 Februari, 1642.
ORDERED, That the Order of 3° Januarii, concerning the Goods of divers Merchants of London,
stayed at Hull and Cawood, by Captain Hotham, be
extended, to injoin Captain Hotham, and all others to
whom it do ... may concern, forthwith to deliver the
Members accede to Covenant.
Mr. Selden, and the Lord Mounson, declared themselves in the Affirmative to the Vote of adhering to the
Earl of Essex.
Tin Farmers Petition.
The humble Petition of the Farmers, for the Preemption of Tin, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, to be referred to the Committee for Dispatches: And Mr. Maynard is added to that Committee.
Ship, &c. to be sold.
Ordered, That the Barque and Goods brought from
the Harbour of Foye in Cornewall, by certain Mariners
of London, be sold for the Use of the Navy: And that
the Seamen that brought her about, be rewarded out of
the said Ship and Goods: And it is referred to the Committee of the Navy is to assign this Reward.
Ordered, That the Ship, The Adventure, of Dublyn,
whereof John Hendon is Captain, be listed in the Fleet, in
the Parliament's Pay: And it is referred to the Committee
of the Navy to take Order herein accordingly.
Payment to Navy Treasurer.
Ordered, That the Two hundred and Eighty Pounds,
taken at Sir Nicolas Crispe his House, and carried to
Guildhall, by Colonel Manwaring and Captain Harvey,
by a former Order of this House, be forthwith delivered
by the Treasurers at Guildhall, London, to Sir H. Vane,
Treasurer of the Navy; it appearing to be Monies belonging to the Receipt of the Customs.
Execution of Boyse.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Petition of
divers Citizens of London, concerning the putting to
Death of Mr. Henry Boyse at Readin, be referred to the
Committee for maimed Soldiers.
Allowance to Prisoners.
Ordered, That the Knights and Burgesses of Kent and
Hampshire be added to the Committee for Prisoners,
where Sir Robert Harley has the Chair: And it is referred
to that Committee to consider, What is fit to be allowed
to such Prisoners as are not able to maintain themselves;
so that it be not above Six-pence per diem.
The humble Petition of the Governor, Assistants, and
Fellowships of Merchant Adventurers of England, was this
Day read; and no Question put upon it at this time.
Answer from the King.
Mr. Pierrepointe reports from the Committee that was
sent to Oxon, That the King spake a few Words, and then
delivered his Answer in Writing; which is now remaining with the Lords, and will be sent hither shortly.
Master of the Rolls.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker be injoined still Keeper ...
the Keys of the Rolls and Records; and continue the Possession of the House: And that the Profits of the said
Place, taken and received, or to be received, by any of the
Clerks, or Collectors of the Casual Fines, be forthwith paid
in to the Treasurers of the Guildhall, London, upon Account, to be employed for the Service of the Commonwealth, till the House take farther Order: And that Mr.
Speaker do take Order, that the said Profits be accordingly, from time to time, paid in: And that he do receive
the Accounts from the said Clerks, and other Officers.
Ordered, That a Conference be desired with the Lords,
concerning the Place of the Master of the Rolls: And that
One Head of that Conference be, That Sir Ro. Riche be
required to deliver in the Deputation that he has received
from Sir Jo. Colepeper, of the said Place; he being a
Commoner, and the Thing itself being against the Desire
of both Houses, presented unto his Majesty, and before
his Majesty had given any Answer to that Request.
Sir Walter* is appointed to desire this Conference.
Mr. Marten to manage.
Ordered, That the Fifty-seven Barrels of Powder seized
in Mr. Pampion's Warehouse, by Hamphry Bury, and
carried to Guildhall, belonging to Captain Jordain, Captain of the Ship Cæsar, in the Parliament Service, be
forthwith delivered unto the said Captain Jordain.
Ordered, That the Committee, appointed to consider of
sequestring the Estates of Persons in actual War against
the Parliament, shall also have Power to consider of sequestring the Estates of such other Delinquents, as the
Committee shall think fit to present to this House: And
Mr. Darly, Mr. Hoyle, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Browne, Sir
Nevil Poole, Sir Tho. Walsingham, Mr. Barwis, Mr.
Bond, Mr. Ric. Moore, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Lisle, Sir Tho.
Barrington, Sir Pet. Wroth, Mr. Jo. Moore, Mr. Glyn,
Sir Jo. Curson, Mr. Ashton, Mr. Purefey, are added to
Letter from Earl of Stanforde.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you
this Letter from the Earl of Stanforde.
The said Letter bearing Date the First Day of
February Instant, was read.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr.
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you
this Order, concerning Sutton Marsh in Lincolneshire; in
which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
The which was read.
Ordered, That the Answer to this Message shall be,
That this House will send Answer by Messengers of their
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and will
send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Armyn, Sir H. Vane, Mr.
Maynard, Mr. Grimston, and Sir Jo. Wray, do prepare a
Letter, to be sent to the Lord Lieutenant and Deputy
Lieutenants, Justices of Peace, of the County of Lincolne,
for the Preventing and Suppressing of all such Tumults
and Riots, and unlawful Assemblies, in that County.
Securing Nevile's Estate.
Ordered, That Sir. Rich. Everard and Timothy Middleton, Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Essex, shall
have Power to nominate and appoint Commissioners, to
be accountable unto them for the Securing and Ordering
of the Estate of Mr. Nevile, seized by Order of this
House: That the fat Cattle taken upon his Grounds, and
the fat Hogs, be all sent up, to be employed for the
Service of the Navy: Of all which they are to give an
Account to this House, according to former Order.
Taking of Circenster.
A Letter from Devizes, of the Fourth of February,
concerning the Town of Circenster, taken by Prince
Rupert's Forces, was read.
Leans for Western Parts.
Ordered, That Mr. Ashe do, To-morrow, bring in an
Ordinance, for securing such Monies upon the Publick
Faith, as shall be advanced for the Service of the County
of Wiltess, and the Western Parts.
King's Answer to Propositions.
A Messages from the Lords by Dr. Aylett and Dr.
The Lords desire a present Meeting, at a Conference,
by Committees of both Houses, presently, in the Painted
Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this
House, concerning an Answer that they have received by
the Committees sent to his Majesty.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
This House has considered their Lordships Message;
and will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Mr. Holles, Mr. Pym, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Marten, Mr.
Pierrepointe, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Mr. Pierrepointe reports, from the Conference, That
the Committees of Lords and Commons came not to
Oxon till Wednesday Night late: They thought not to
have attended his Majesty till the next Day; but his
Majesty sent presently to attend them: And that his
Majesty spake some Words.
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Ordered, That his Majesty's Answer to the Propositions be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning at
Nine of Clock.
Resolved, That the Propositions of both Houses to his
Majesty, and his Majesty's Answer thereunto, shall be
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning at Nine Clock, the
Business concerning the weekly Assessment be reported.