DIE Jovis, videlicet, 15 die Septembris.
The Lord Grey de Warke was appointed to be
Speaker this Day.
Message from the H. C. for Concurrence in the following Orders;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Marten:
To desire Concurrence in divers Orders and Ordinance, which have passed the House of Commons.
1. Concerning the settling of the Officers of the
Navy. (Here enter it.)
2. An Order to establish a Secretary of the Commissioners for the Navy. (Here enter it.)
3. An Order that the City of Gloucester shall employ
Seven great Horses, taken of the Lord Herbert's, to
the Defence of the said City, etc. (Here enter it.)
4. An Order to secure Monies borrowed of the Merchant Strangers. (Here enter it.)
5. An Order to pay Four Thousand Three Hundred Thirty-three Pounds, Six Shillings, and Eight
Pence, to the Scotts, for Oatmeal, etc. (Here enter it.)
6. To desire Approbation for John Fitz-James, of
Lewson, Tho. Tregunnell, and John Hannam, Esquires,
to be Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Dorsett.
and for a Conference, about an Answer to the King's last Message.
7. To desire a present Conference, by a Committee
of both Houses, concerning an Answer of both Houses
to the King's last Message.
Agreed, To give a present Conference, in the Painted
The Answer returned:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees in all the Orders and Ordinances now brought up; and that their Lordships will
give a present Conference, in the Painted Chamber,
as is desired.
Ordered, That Mr. Hone's Petition, and his Offence, shall be taken into Consideration when (fn. *) the
Lord Viscount Say & Seale returns out of Oxfordshire.
Message from the H. C. with Deputy Lieutenants Names for Essex;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Christofer Wray:
To desire their Lordships Approbation, that Sir
Henry Holcroft, Sir Wm. Roe, Sir Wm. Marten, and Mr.
Jo. Sayer, may be Deputy Lieutenants for the County
and that they may communicate some Irish Affairs at the Conference.
2. To desire that, at this Conference now desired,
they may acquaint their Lordships with some Particulars
concerning the Affairs of Ireland.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees with the House of Commons
in all this Message.
Le Cæur's Commission renewed.
Ordered, That the Commission of Mr. Le Cæurs
shall be renewed for Six Months longer.
Chapman and Masters's Petition.
Upon the humble Petition of George Chapman and
Rob't Masters; Ordered, To be referred to the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom.
Message to the H. C. for a Conference, about Lord Strange's Impeachment, how he may be brought to Trial.
The House taking into Consideration what Course to
take, for sending for to summons the Lord Strange, to
appear and answer his Impeachment of High Treason;
and considering that, if Messengers be sent they will
be imprisoned, and if Proclamation-writs be sent down
they will not be sealed: Therefore this House thought
it fit to communicate this to the House of Commons, to
advise in this Case how Delinquents may be brought to
Trial. And a Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't and Mr. Page, to desire that,
at this next Conference, the Lords may have a Conference, concerning the Impeachment of the Lord Strange.
And the Earl of Holland was appointed, at this
Conference, to deliver the Sense of this House concerning this Matter.
The House of Commons being come to the Conference, it is Ordered, To have a Conference Tomorrow.
House adjourned during Pleasure, and the Lords
went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed.
L. Lovelace admitted to his Place.
The Lord Lovelace was called in, and admitted to his
Place; and the Speaker, by Directions of the House,
told him, "That he had committed an Offence, in
going away without the Consent of the House, contrary to the Order and Resolutions of the House;
but, upon his voluntary Return, and upon his Submission, and in Hope that his Lordship will give his
Attendance upon this House according to his Duty
and Writ, their Lordships are willing to receive him,
and pardon his Offence past."
Report of the Conference about the Answer to the King's last Message.
Next, the Speaker reported the Answer of both
Houses to the King's last Message, which was read.
The House thought fit to refer it to these Lords:
Committee to consider of it.
||To make an Addition to this Answer, concerning the bringing of Delinquents to a Trial.|
Ordered, That the rest of the Report of this Conference shall be made To-morrow.
L. Strange's Impeachment to be printed.
Ordered, That the Impeachment against the Lord
Strange shall be printed and published.
Checkley committed to Newgate.
Ordered, That Checkley shall be committed to
Newgate, there to remain until the further Pleasure of
this House be known.
"Die Jovis, 15 Septembris, 1642.
Order for Relief and Indemnity to Gloucester, and for them to keep some Horses of L. Herbert's they had seized.
"Whereas Information hath been given to the Lords
and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Seven
great Horses, or Geldings, of the Lord Herbert, Son
to the Earl of Worcester, was lately brought to the
City of Glocester, to be employed (as is justly suspected) upon some Design against the Parliament; and
that great Endeavours are used, by divers Commissioners of Array, and other ill-affected Persons, in the
several Counties of Hereford, Monmouth, Glamorgan,
Carmarthen, Brecknock, and Radnor, to draw the said
Counties, by Way of Association against the Parliament and their Adherents, and in Particular against
the said City, as a Place the most advantageous for
the Furtherance of their malignant Designs: Therefore, upon the humble Desire of the Citizens of the
said City of Gloc'r, and for the better Preservation
of the Safety of the said City, being a Place of great
Importance, and of the Counties and Parts adjoining; it is thought fit, and Ordered, by the said
Lords and Commons, That the Mayor, Aldermen,
and Citizens of the said City, shall have the Use and
Disposal of the said Horses, for the Defence of the
said City and Parts adjacent, and the Service of
Parliament; and, that, for the same Purpose, they
shall have Power to raise One or more Troop or
Troops of Horse and Men, and to train, exercise, and
employ the same, and other Forces of the said City,
as by the Ordinance concerning the Militia is appointed; and further, that, for their better Encouragement and Assistance in this Behalf, some such
small Pieces of Ordinance shall be forthwith sent
down to the said City, to be used, ordered, and employed for the Uses and Purposes aforesaid, as to
them shall seem most meet and expedient; and that
they, and every of them, in so doing, shall be protected and assisted by the Power and Authority of
both Houses of Parliament."
"Die Jovis, 15 Septembris, 1642.
Order to secure the Repayment of Money advanced by the Inhabitants of London.
"Whereas, amongst many other great and unspeakable Blessings of Almighty God upon this Parliament, it hath pleased Him to stir up the Hearts of
many good and well-affected People, to yield their
willing and ready Help and Assistance, to the Supply of the great and pressing Necessities of this Kingdom, and the Kingdom of Ireland; and whereas the
Inhabitants within the City of London, and the Liberties thereof, have expressed their Willingness to
contribute to the Support of that great Charge the
Kingdom is now necessitated to undergo, for the Preservation of the true Protestant Religion, and the
lawful Liberties of the Subject (who are neither
Members of those Companies in London which formerly did advance great Sums, nor Merchant Strangers, who have now also declared themselves to do the
like); (fn. *) for which the Lords and Commons in Parliament do, in the Name of themselves and the whole
Kingdom, give them very hearty Thanks; and, for
the Security of the same, do Declare and Ordain,
That all Sums of Money, that shall be lent by any
Person or Persons aforesaid, for the Service of the
Parliament, and brought into the [ (fn. †) Chamber of
London, and paid in to the] Chamberlain thereof,
shall be duly re-paid, with Interest, after the Rate
of Eight Pounds per Centum for a Year, so long as
any such Monies shall be forborn; for the Performance whereof, they do hereby engage the Public Faith
of the Kingdom; and the Hand of the Chamberlain,
subscribed to a Note of Receipt, shall be sufficient
to demand any Sum so lent; and such Monies as
shall be so lent shall be disposed of for the Uses
aforesaid, as shall from Time to Time be directed by
the Committee for the Defence of this Kingdom."
"Die Jovis, 15 Septembris, 1642.
Order for 6533 l. 6s. 8d. for Supply of the Scotch Army in Ulster.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the and
Commons in Parliament, That Four Thousand Three
Hundred Thirty-three Pounds, Six Shillings, and
Eight Pence, for Oatmeal sent into Ireland for the
Scotts Army in Ulster, and Twelve Hundred Pounds
remaining due for their Baggage-horses, and One
Thousand Pounds, Part of the Two Thousand Pounds
allowed them for incident Charges, amounting in all
to the Sum of Six Thousand Five Hundred and Thirtythree Pounds, Six Shillings, and Eight Pence, be paid
by the Deputy Treasurer at Wars for Ireland, out of
the Twenty-seven Thousand Pounds remaining in his
Hands, formerly designed for Ireland, to the Scotts
Commissioners, or their Agents."
"Die Jovis, 15 Septembris, 1642.
Commissioners of the Navy appointed.
"Whereas His Majesty, by His especial Command,
hath lately laid a Restraint upon all the principal
Officers and all other the Officers of the Navy, thereby in a Manner suspending the whole Government
thereof, and altogether interrupting the Affairs of
the same, so as no Provisions can be orderly received
in, or issued out, of the Stores, for the Use of the
Fleet now at Sea, or any Fleet hereafter to be employed for the Defence of the Kingdom, nor any
Care to be taken of the Actions of the inferior Officers, whereby the Service of the Navy and Kingdom is like to be much damnified, if timely Remedy
be not applied, to prevent the aforesaid Inconveniences: We, the Lords and Commons assembled in
Parliament, having taken the same into Consideration, and reposing especial Trust and Confidence in
the Wisdoms and Fidelities of Sir Henry Vane, Junior, Knight, Giles Greene, John Roll, Samuell Vassall, Alexander Bence, Squire Bence, Captain William
Batten, Captain Phinees Pett, Captain Richard
Cranley, Captain John Morris, Captain Roger Tweedy,
and John Holland, Esquires, have nominated, ordained,
and appointed, and by these Presents do nominate, ordain, and appoint, you, and every One of you, to be
Commissioners for the Affairs of His Majesty's Navy;
and do hereby give full Power and Authority unto
any Three or more of you, not only to examine all
such Books, Bills, and other Writings for Payments,
concerning the Business of the said Navy or Shipping,
which, by the Comptroller, Surveyor, or Clerk of
His Majesty's Navy, formerly, or by any of them,
should or ought to be, or have used to be, examined;
and, after the Examination had thereof, to rate,
vouch, and sign the same, in such Manner and Form
as heretofore have been used and accustomed by the
said Comptroller, Surveyor, and Clerk of the Navy;
and to make, examine, and vouch, Estimates and
Certificates for Receipts, and examine, sign and
vouch, all and singular Books of the Accompts and
Reckonings of the Treasurer for the Affairs of the
Navy for the Time being, appointed by both Houses
of Parliament; but also to do, execute, direct, order,
and perform, all and singular Thing and Things
whatsoever, appertaining to the Well-government of
the Navy, which the said Comptroller, Surveyor, and
Clerk of the Navy, or any of them, did or ought
to have done, by Form or by Virtue of any Grant
or Grants, Commission, or Commissions, formerly
given and granted to them, or any of them, by His
Majesty, or by Virtue of their Offices, or any of
them, or otherwise howsoever: And we, the said
Lords and Commons, do hereby require and command all the Clerks of the Cheque and Stores, the
principal Masters, and Master Shipwrights, and all
other inferior Officers and Ministers in the Navy
whatsoever, from henceforth, (fn. *) to be aiding, attending,
and assisting unto you, the said Commissioners, or any
such Three or more of you as is aforesaid, as appertaineth, as they will answer their Contempt therein
to us, the said Lords and Commons; and, for the
Furtherance of this Service, and Restraint of the Liberty heretofore taken by Inferiors to the Prejudice
thereof, we do also hereby give Authority to you,
the said Commissioners, or any Three or more of
you, to correct or punish the said Under Officers, or
others, which shall neglect their Duties, or misbehave
themselves in their Charges, either by Defalcation of
Wages, or Suspension from their Places, and Substitution of others in their Rooms, if Cause so require,
until further Order be given for their final Removing,
or otherwise, as shall be thought fit: And we, the
Lords and Commons, for the better and more ready
executing of this Commission, and Service herein, do
appoint you, Captain William Batten, by yourself or
your sufficient Deputy, to have the particular Charge
and Employment of the Survey of the Ships; and
do hereby give you full Power and Authority to
provide for their compleat Rigging and Equipage,
and for Allowance of Sea Stores, and taking their
Remains, and indent with the Boatswains and Carpenters for the Time being, and to take all such
Surveys and Accompts, and to do all such other
Things, as the Surveyor of the Navy, or his Deputy, heretofore hath done, or ought to have done,
or now ought to do, by Virtue of any Grant or Commission from His Majesty, or by Virtue of His Office, or otherwise; you, or either of you, acquainting Three or more of the aforesaid Commissioners
herewith, and following their Directions herein, for
your better and more justifiable Proceedings: And
we, the said Lords and Commons, do further Ordain,
That you, or any Three or more of you, the Commissioners aforesaid, shall have Power and Authority
to appoint, from Time to Time, One able Clerk, or
more, to attend you, the said Commissioners, to register your Accompts, and to make Warrants, Bills,
Books of Comptrollment, and to do, write, and prepare, all other Things, according to such Directions
as you, or any Three or more of you, shall give to
him or them, who shall have such Allowances for
the same as by the major Part of you shall be thought
fit: And, for the better Encouragement of you, Captain William Batten, Captain Phinees Pett, Captain
Richard Cranly, Captain John Morris, Captain Roger
Tweedy, and Mr. John Holland, to execute and perform the Services aforesaid, it is further Ordained,
That such Salary and Allowances as is hereafter
mentioned shall be made unto you, Captain Wm.
Batten, Captain Phinees Pett, Captain Richard Cranly,
Captain John Morris, Captain Roger Tweedy, and Mr.
John Holland; that is to say, to you, Captain Batten,
all such Fees and Allowances, for yourself and your
Clerks, as hath been formerly granted unto you by
His Majesty, as Surveyor of the Navy; to Captain
Pett, the same Allowances also that was granted to
you by His Majesty; and to each of you, Captain
Richard Cranly, Captain John Morris, Captain Roger
Tweedy, and Mr. John Holland, the Sum of One
Hundred Pounds per Annum; all which several Sums
shall be paid to you, and each of you respectively,
by the Treasurer of the Navy for the Time being,
appointed by both Houses of Parliament, by even
Portions, Quarterly; the said Treasurer being hereby
fully authorized to make Payment of the said Sums
as aforesaid, for so long Time as you shall be employed, by Virtue of this our Ordinance, in the
Affairs of His Majesty's Navy, the First Payment to
begin at the Five and Twentieth of December next
ensuing the Date hereof: And for your Indemnity
in the Execution of this Service, we, the said Lords
and Commons, do likewise Declare and Ordain, That
neither you, nor any of you, your nor their Heirs
nor Executors, shall, at any Time hereafter, undergo
or sustain any Loss or Damage, for whatsoever Services you shall do and execute in Obedience to this
our Ordinance, and according to the Commands you
shall from Time to Time receive from us, or the
Committee for the Navy authorized by us; and that,
if any Person or Persons shall, at any Time, question
your Power, interrupt your Proceedings, or otherwise
molest you, or your Heirs, for any Act done according to the true Intent of this our Ordinance, you shall
have from Time to Time the Power of both Houses of
Parliament, to defend and save you and them harmless and indemnified, to all Intents and Purposes:
And, for your further Encouragement in this Service,
we do hereby Ordain, promise, and allow, That the
said Sir Henry Vane, Treasurer of the Navy for the
Time being, appointed by both Houses of Parliament,
shall pay, or cause to be paid, upon Bills vouched
under Three or more of your Hands, Quarterly, to
commence the Day of the Date of these Presents, all
ordinary and usual Allowances, for Paper, Travelling
Charges, and other Disbursements, for yourselves and
your Clerks, in the Execution of this Ordinance, as
hath been formerly accustomed."
Tho. Smith appointed Secretary of the Admiralty.
"Whereas we, the Lords and Commons in Parliament now assembled, have taken into serious Consideration, that, during the Vacancy of the Lord Admiral's
Commission, and as the present Conjuncture of Affairs
now stand in this Kingdom, there is a Necessity of employing some Person of Trust and Experience, to take
upon him the Charge of Secretary for the Affairs of
the Admiralty, by whose Care, Diligence, and Fidelity,
such Services and Negotiations as appertain not only
to the several His Majesty's Fleets at Sea, but likewise
to the Admiralty and His Navy within the Land, may
be transacted from Time to Time, as Occasion shall
require, with the more Fidelity and Expedition; we,
the Lords and Commons, have thought fit (out of the
Confidence we have of your Wisdom, Knowledge,
and Experience in Affairs of this Nature) to ordain,
nominate, constitute, and appoint, and do by these
Presents ordain, nominate, constitute, and appoint, you,
Thomas Smith, Secretary as abovesaid, to give your constant Attendance upon both Houses of Parliament, and
upon such Committees of theirs as shall have Relation
to the Naval Affairs, and to act and put in Execution
all such their Commands as they shall think necessary
for the Well-governing and Ordering of the Admiralty Affairs at Home, or of the Fleets abroad, and
to perform and do all other Thing and Things as may
tend to the Advancement of the said Affairs, and as
hath been accustomed or ought to have been done,
by any Secretary of the Admiralty heretofore; and
for your Indemnity in the Execution of this Service,
we, the said Lords and Commons, do likewise Declare
and Ordain, That neither you, nor any under you,
yours nor their Heirs or Executors, shall, at any Time
hereafter, undergo or sustain any Loss or Damages,
for whatsoever Services you or they shall do in Obedience to this our Ordinance, and according to the
Commands you shall from Time to Time receive from
us, or the Committee for the Navy authorized by us,
to regulate you in: And, for your further Encouragement herein, we, the said Lords and Commons, in
Consideration of your Care and Pains in the Naval
Affairs, and your Attendance on us or the Committee
aforesaid, etc. as Cause shall require, do hereby give
and grant unto you, the said Thomas Smith, for you
and your Clerks, the Yearly Allowance of Two Hundred Pounds, which shall be paid unto you by the
Treasurer of the Navy for the Time being, by even
Portions, Quarterly, the said Treasurer being hereby
fully authorized to make Payment of the said Sum as
aforesaid, from Quarter to Quarter, for so long Time
as you shall be employed, by virtue of this our Ordinance, in the Affairs of His Majesty's Navy; the first
Payment to begin the Five and Twentieth Day of December next ensuing the Date hereof."