DIE Mercurii, videlicet, 12 die Octobris.
The Lord Grey of Warke was appointed to be
Speaker this Day.
A Letter was read, directed to the Lord Grey of
Warke, from Secretary Nicholas, in Answer to the Instructions which are to be given to the Committees of
the House of Commons that go into Ireland.
Secretary Nicholas's Letter, in Answer to the Instructions to the Committee going to Ireland.
"My very good Lord,
"I have acquainted His Majesty with your Lordship's
Letter of the 20th of Septemb. and the Instructions
of both Houses for the Committee to be sent into
Ireland. Upon Perusal of which, His Majesty hath
commanded me to return this His Answer:
"That the Substance of the Instructions (sent in
your said Letter) is included in those which His Majesty hath given in Charge to His Lieutenant of Ireland; and if any Thing shall be wanting for the Ad
vancement of that Service, His Majesty will from
Time to Time enlarge those Instructions as there
shall be Cause, and shall expect an Observation and
Account of them from His said Lieutenant, as of any
Thing else which may concern the Government of
that Kingdom, being the Person to whose Integrity
and Wisdom He hath committed the managing of that
Kingdom, and of whose Abilities for that Service He
hath a much greater Esteem than of the Persons recommended, One of them being utterly unknown to
His Majesty, and the other in His Majesty's own
Knowledge (as He saith) guilty of Breach of Duty,
and of imminent Disservice to His Majesty: Besides,
till the Power of both Houses of taking up Arms
without and against His Majesty's Consent be determined, His Majesty can never consent that any Committee from them, or either of them, be sent into His
"These be His Majesty's own Words, in Answer of
your Lordship's said Letter. I shall not presume to
add any to it, but that I am
"Your Lordship's most humble Servant,
Shrewsbury, the 8th of October.
To be communicated to the H. C.
Ordered, That this Answer be communicated to the
House of Commons.
Letter from Lord Forbes, about the Poor in Ireland.
Next, was read a Letter from the Lord Forbies, setting
forth the Miseries of the Protestants in Ireland.
Ordered, That this Letter shall be communicated
to the House of Commons.
Message to the H. C. with these Two Letters.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Dr. Ayliff and Dr. Heath:
To send these Two Letters to the House of Commons.
Mr. Thaine appointed Deputy Usher of the Black Rod.
It was moved, in Behalf of the Gentleman of the
Black Rod, "That, in regard of his great Diligence,
of his Attendance upon this House this Parliament,
and in regard of his Age and his Occasions, that
Mr. Maxewell may have Liberty to appoint one Alexander Thayne (for whom Mr. Maxwell will give his
Word for his Honesty), to attend for him, when he
hath Occasion to be absent."
Then the said Alexander Thayne was called in, and
this House approved of him; and Ordered, That he
shall be permitted to wait and attend upon this House,
in the Absence of the Gentleman Usher of the Black
Mr. Justice Crawley, Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Justice Crawley hath Leave to
be absent from giving his Attendance on this House, until the latter End of the next Week.
Mess. Howards, &c. Leave to travel.
Ordered, That Mr. George Howard and Mr. Henry
Howard, Brothers to the Earl of Suffolke, shall have
Liberty to travel into France; and Edward Rainbow,
Gentleman, and Adirl Baynard, Gentleman, and Francis Tallents, and Edward Smith, shall be permitted to go
Beverlett, concerning Le Grand's Cause.
Ordered, That Beverlett, who refuseth to obey the
Order of this House, in Ric'd Le Grand's Cause, shall
appear here To-morrow Morning; and both Sides then
to be heard.
Darell, Earl Mulgrave's Servant, Privilege.
Ordered, That the Persons that arrested George
Darell, a Servant of the Earl of Mulgrave, shall be sent
for, as Delinquents.
Delinquents to be sent for, for building a House to overlook Lady Villiers's.
Upon Complaint made, "That the Order (fn. *) for staying
of the Building of the House, which overlooks the
Lady Villiers's House, is disobeyed, and the Workmen
proceed in the Building;" Ordered, That the
Names of those Workmen that go on in the said Building shall be returned unto this House; and then they
shall be sent for, to answer the said Contempt.
Message from the H. C. for the Lords to concur in the following Orders, &c.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Walter Earle:
1. To desire that their Lordships would please to sit
a while; for they intend to come up about some Business
2. To desire Concurrence in an Order, concerning
the putting of the City of Exeter and the County of
Devon into a Posture of Defence. (Here enter it.)
3. An Order concerning the seizing and apprehending of a Ship at Yarmouth, which came from Rotterdam.
(Here enter it.)
4. An Order to pay Sixty-eight Pounds, Eight Shillings, which is in Arrear, to Serjeant Major Warrent,
&c. (Here enter it.)
5. An Order, That the Receivers of the Money upon
the Propositions, within the City of Exerter, shall pay to
the Mayor and Aldermen of the said City Three Hundred Pounds, to (fn. *) fortify the said City and Castle. (Here
6. An Order to give (fn. †) Authority to divers Knights and
Gentlemen of Dorsetshire, to continue the Observation of
the Instructions of Parliament of the 16 of August 1642,
for raising of Forces, &c. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned to the Messengers was:
That this House intends to sit a while, as is desired;
and that their Lordships agree with the House of Commons in all the Orders now brought up.
The Messengers return Answer:
That they have delivered the Two Letters to the
House of Commons.
Message from the H. C. for a Conference, for Defence of the Kingdom.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Nicholls:
To desire a present Conference, if it may stand with
their Lordships Conveniency, touching the Defence of
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will give a present Conference,
in the Painted Chamber, as is desired.
Thorne's Cause, for preaching erroneous Doctrine, to be further heard.
Upon the reading of the Petition of Giles Thorne,
Clerk, committed by this House, upon a Complaint made
against him, for preaching some Things erroneous in his
Sermon; and that the Cause hath been heard in Part
already, desiring a speedy Day of further Hearing, or
else that he may be bailed; it is Ordered, That the
said Cause shall be further heard on (fn. ‡)
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed.
Report of the Conference concerning the Safety of the Kingdom.
The Report of the Conference was, "That the Committee for the Safety last Night received Letters,
that the King intended to remove from Shrewsbury,
and intends to come towards London, and into these
Parts: Upon this, the House of Commons desire
that, because the People may not be frightened, and
taken unawares, that a Committee of both Houses may
be appointed, to consider of a Draught of a Declaration, to be published abroad throughout all the Counties in these Parts, that the Trained Bands and the
Forces, both of London and the Counties adjacent, may
be put into a Posture of Defence, and be put (fn. *) under
the Command of Officers, that so they may be ready at
an Hour's Warning."
Declaration to be drawn, for preparing the Trained Bands, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee of both Houses for
the Safety of the Kingdom shall draw up this Declaration, and present the same to this House.
Alexander's Intention of blowing up the Parliament's Magazine, to be taken Notice of in it.
This House being informed, "That one David
Alexander was employed, and he by Confession acknowledged it, that he was to have blown up the
Ammunition and Train of Artillery in the Army for
the Parliament, that the Committee for the Defence
of the Kingdom may take Notice of the same, and
express something of it in the Declaration;" which
was Ordered accordingly.
Message to the H. C. to acquaint them with it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Dr. Ayliff and Dr. Heath:
To let them know, that this House agrees with them,
in putting forth a Declaration, for putting the City of
London and the Counties adjacent into a Posture of Defence, and have referred the drawing thereof unto the
Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom; and that
this House hath appointed that the said Committee shall
make Mention, in the said Declaration, of the Intent
and Undertaking of David Alexander, to blow up the
Ammunition and Train of Artillery in the Army; and
to desire the House of Commons to join with their
Lordships herein, and to give their Committee the like
Order for securing the City and Castle of Exeter.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the Mayor, Aldermen, and
Common Council of the City of Exerter, within the
County of Devon, for the Time being, shall have
Power to assemble together, muster, train, and command, all the Trained Bands, and other Persons able
to bear Arms, in that City, and County of the same;
and, by the Advice of the Mayor, Aldermen, and
Common Council of the said City, to nominate and
appoint such Persons as are fit, to be Captains, and
other Officers, to conduct, lead, and command the
said Trained Bands; and that the said Mayor and
Aldermen, with the Consent of the Common Council,
do cause the said City, and Castle of Exeter adjoining
to the City, situate without the Bounds of the County
of the said City, within the said County of Devon, to
be fortified, and their Ordnance there to be mounted,
and the said City and Castle put into a Posture of
Defence; and to raise strong Watches, by armed Men,
to set by Day and Night, in such Places as are necessary and fitting; and that they do not permit any Soldiers to come into the said City or Castle, without
Authority of Parliament; and that the said Mayor,
Aldermen, Common Council, and Justices of Peace of
that City, and County of the same, do apprehend,
and commit to safe Custody, as well all such Persons
as, being Commissioners of Array, do put in Execution the same Commission, or that do promote or endeavour to put the same Commission in Execution;
as also all such Persons as do lend Money, Plate, or
Arms, to His Majesty, for the maintaining of a wicked
and unnatural War against His Majesty's good Subjects, and that do disturb the Peace of the Kingdom;
and that the said Mayor, and Aldermen, and Common Council, as often as Need shall require, do call
Aid of the Deputy Lieutenants, appointed by Parliament, of the said County of Devon, and, in their
Absence, to the Justices of the Peace, Captains,
and all other His Majesty's Officers in that County,
for the raising of such of the Trained Bands and
others, within that County, and the several Divisions
thereof, to assist the said Mayor, Aldermen, and
Common Council, in Defence and Preservation of
the said City and Castle; and that the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, and all other Officers
that have Admiral Jurisdiction within the said City,
or the Liberties thereof, in Case any Enemy come
to the said City or Castle, by Sea or by Land; or any
Hostility to be used against the said City or Castle,
do command all Ships and other Vessels, within the
said City and Liberties thereof, to be employed and
used as the said Mayor, Aldermen, and Common
Council, shall direct, for the Safety and Preservation
of the said City and Castle."
Order for Indemnity for the Yarmouth Men, for seizing a Ship from Rotterdam, with Men and Arms for Newcastle.
"Whereas a certain Ship, laden with Gunpowder,
Arms, and other Ammunition, and having also in her
One Hundred and Forty Soldiers, or thereabouts, was
sent from Rotterdam, 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
Evidences, do manifestly appear; which said Ship,
by contrary Winds and a Leak in her, was enforced
to put in at the Port at Yarmouth, in the County of
Norff: Whereas the Bailiffs, Justices of the Peace,
and other the Officers in that Town of Yermouth,
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
into 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 said Arms, Ammunition, Gunpowder, and other
the Lading of the said Ship, the apprehending of
the said Captains, Officers, and Soldiers, in Yermouth
aforesaid, and also in Gorlston, and other Places near
adjoining to Yermouth, and the committing of them
in 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 so doing
thereof, are not to be impeached or molested: And
it is further Declared and Ordered, That the Bailiffs and Justices of Yermouth, or any Two of them,
shall and may, from Time to Time, search, arrest,
stay, or seize, any Ship, or other Vessel whatsoever,
loaden with Arms, Ammunition, or that brings over
any Soldiers, into any Parts of this Kingdom, without Consent of Parliament, or Authority of both
Houses of Parliament, or by Authority derived
from the same; and shall and may, from Time to
Time, make Search for, and arrest, disarm, and
imprison, any Person or Persons whatsoever, as well
in the said Town of Yermouth as in the Town of
Gowston and South-Towne, in the County of Suff,
and in the County of Norff, (fn. *) as is or shall be justly
suspected to pass from beyond the Seas, to assist the
King in this unnatural War against the Parliament,
and against the good Subjects of this Kingdom, and
thereof give Notice to the Parliament."
Order for continuing Forces in the County of Dorset.
"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 16th Day of August, 1642, for the
Earls of Bedford and Pembrooke, the Lord Viscount
Cranborne, Denzell Holles, Esquire, Sir Walter Erle,
and Sir Tho. Trenchard, Knights, John Browne,
Esquire, and Colonel Charles Essex, Persons especially
appointed and authorized to suppress 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's being departed
with his Forces out of the said Counties: And it is
likewise Ordered, That the Second Article 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."
Order to pay 300£. to fortify the Castle and City of Exeter.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the Receivers of the Monies
collected upon the Propositions; within the City and
County of the City of Exon, shall have Liberty and
Power to detain in their Hands Three Hundred Pounds
of the said Monies, to be disposed of by the Advice
of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council of
the said City, for fortifying of the said City, and
Order for 68£. 8s. to Serjeant Major Warren.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of
Three Score and Eight Pounds, Eight Shillings, appearing to be due to Serjeant Major Warren, by
Sir Wm. Uvedale's Accompt, delivered into the House
of Commons, as the Arrear of his Personal Entertainment in the late Northern Expedition, be forthwith paid unto the said Sir Wm. Uvedale (for the said
Serjeant Major Warren, or his Assigns) by the
Treasurers appointed to receive the Monies that shall
be paid in upon the Act of Four Hundred Thousand
Adjourn till 10a cras.