Die Jovis, 10 Novembris, 1642.
Collectors in Wesiminster.
ORDERED, That Mr. Bell shall have Power to call
to an Account the Constables, and other Collectors,
who have remaining in their Hands any Monies collected
in Westminster, for Setting up of Posts and Chains: And
the Surplusage remaining the said Mr. Bell is to receive,
and give an Account thereof to this House.
Ordered, That Mr. J. * * * *.
Ordered, That Robert Hanton, Servant to Mr. Henry
Darley, and arrested contrary to Privilege of Parliament,
shall be freed from his Arrest: And that the Party that
arrested, and He at whose Suit he was arrested, be summoned to answer their Contempt.
Recusants employed by the King.
A Declaration touching Recusants employed by his
Majesty, presented from the Committee by Mr. Glyn,
was this Day read; and re-committed unto Mr. Glyn,
Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Asherst,
Letter from Swiss Cantons.
A Letter from the Protestant Cantons of the Swisses,
of the Fifteenth of November, directed to the Parliament
of England; expressing their Sense and Sorrow for the
distracted Estate of this Kingdom, and an earnest Advice
Sir Jo. Wray is appointed to desire a Conference with
the Lords, concerning this Letter.
Mr. Rous and Mr. Millington are appointed Managers
of this Conference.
Mr. Moore, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Fountaine, are appointed to
go to the Committee of the Militia in London, and to
acquaint them with the Neglects of the Watches in the
Trenches; and to take some Course, that the like Neglects
may be prevented, for hereafter; and to inquire from
whence this Neglect arose.
Acknowledgement of E. of Essex Services.
THE Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament,
having, upon mature Deliberation, and assured Confidence
in the Wisdom, Courage and Fidelity of Robert Earl of
Essex, chosen and appointed him Captain General of the
Forces raised by Parliament, for the Defence of the true
Protestant Religion, the King, Parliament, and Kingdom,
now in great and apparent Danger; do find that the said
Earl hath managed this Service, of so high Importance;
with so much Care, Valour, and Dexterity (as well by the
extremest Hazard of his Life, in a Bloody Battle near
Keinton in Warwickshire, as by all the Actions of a most
excellent and expert Commander, in the whole Course of
this Employment), as doth deserve their best Acknowledgement; and do therefore declare and publish, to the
lasting Honour of the said Earl, the great and acceptable
Service which he hath herein done to the Commonwealth;
and shall be willing and ready, upon all Occasions, to
express the due Sense which they have of his Merit by
assisting and protecting him, and all others employed
under his Command, in this Service, with their Lives and
Fortunes to the utmost of their Power. This to remain
upon Record, in both Houses of Parliament, for a Mark
of Honour to his Person, Name and Family; and for a
Monument of his singular Virtue to Posterity.
Release of Wingate, &c.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Release of
Captain Wingate, and Captain Waulton, Members of
this House, be especially recommended unto my Lord
General by Captain Long, that some speedy Course may
be taken for their Redemption.
Ordered, That Mr. Bray shall be suspended for executing his Place in the Tower for the present, for breaking the Trust reposed in him, in suffering Mr. Cobb, a
Servant to the Bishop of Canterbury, to have private
Conference with the said Bishop, contrary to the Order
of both Houses.
Town of Maulden.
Whereas One hundred Pounds was ordered to be paid
by Sir Tho. Barrington, out of the Proposition Monies
remaining in his Hands, for the Service of the Town of
Maulden in Essex; and that he had no Monies left in his
Hands, It is this Day Ordered, That the Sum of One
hundred Pounds more shall be deducted out of the Monies
remaining in the Hands of the Receivers of the Monies
brought in upon the Propositions by that Town, and
Present to Venetian Ambassador.
Ordered, That Mr. Jo. Action, his Majesty's Goldsmith,
shall have a Licence under Mr. Speaker's Hand, to go up
and down the City, to contract with Goldsmiths; and to
carry away, without Interruption, Two thousand Ounces
of gilt Plate, and a Chain and Medal of Gold, to be bestowed by his Majesty upon the Venetian Ambassador:
And Mr. F. Allen is appointed to go along with the said
Mr. Acton, to prevent, that, under Pretence of this
Quantity, he do not provide a far greater Quantity.
Declaration to Scotland.
Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr. Glyn, Serjeant Wilde, and Mr.
Darley, are appointed to consider of some Instructions to
accompany the Declaration to be sent into Scotland; and
to think of a convenient Person to be employed in the
Carrying of this Declaration; and to present the Name
of him to the House.
Declaration from Holland.
Ordered, That the Declaration from the States General
of the United Provinces be taken into Consideration
To-morrow Morning at Ten of Clock peremptorily.
Ordered, That the Charges which the Messengers has
been at in Bringing up of the French Gentlemen, shall
be paid out of the Proposition Monies raised in the City
Licence to Mostyn.
Ordered, Mr. Mostyn shall have Licence for Himself,
and such of his Company, and Servants, as he shall
present in a List to Mr. Speaker, to go into Flintshire,
without Lett or Interruption.
Commanders stayed at Yarmouth.
Ordered, That Mr. Corbett bring in an Order To-morrow Morning, concerning the Disposing of the
Commanders stayed at Yarmouth.
Crucifix, &c. at Lambeth Church.
Ordered, That Captain Gower be required to take
Care to see the Crucifix at Lambeth Church defaced;
and the Altar there be removed; and to remove the
Communion Table to the Middle of the Church.
Person sent for in custody.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Antony Percevall be sent for
in safe Custody; and the Care of the Safe-keeping of
That Fort be referred to Sir Edw. Boys.
Ordered, That all the Pieces of Ordnance, provided
by Mr. Browne in Kent, be removed forthwith, and sent
up to London: And the Deputy Lieutenants are to take
Care to send them up with all possible Speed.
Convent in Somerset-howse.
WHEREAS there hath been a Monastery, or
Convent, of Monks, or Friers, with a Chapel, founded
and erected in or near Somerset-howse, in the Strand,
otherwise called Denmark-howse, for the Exercising of
the Popish Religion, where Monks or Friers do now
reside and live, according to the Rules and Orders of the
Romish Church; and do exercise the Popish Religion
there; whereunto great Numbers of his Majesty's Subjects do frequently resort, to the Displeasure of God, and
Scandal of the true Protestant Religion, and contrary to
the established Laws of this Realm: It is therefore
Ordered, by the Commons in Parliament assembled,
That the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex do cause the
Altar, and such Crucifixes, Images, and Monuments of
Idoiatry, as shall be found in the said Chapel, and Monastery, or Convent, or in the Chapel at St. James, be
forthwith taken away and demolished, saving the Body
of the Structure of the said Chapel and Monastery.
Friers, &c. to depart the Kingdom.
WHEREAS the Continuing of the Friers and
Monks at Somerset-howse, for the Exercise of their Religion there, is contrary to the Protestant Religion, and the
established Laws of this Realm; and notwithstanding
the often Desires of this House, that they should depart
out of this Kingdom; yet they still abide there, to the
great Scandal of the Religion and Laws of this Realm:
It is therefore Ordered, by the House of Commons, now
assembled in Parliament, That the said Friers and
Monks shall, within a Month, depart out of this Kingdom: And, if they shall neglect so to do; then they
intend to cause the Laws of this Realm to be put in Execution against them, with all Severity; and shall take
further Order for their Removal out of this Realm.
Commissaries of Horses, &c.
IT is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons,
That Maximilian Bard, Wm. Dodson, Nicolas Alvie,
Robert Norwood, John Styles, Wm. Booth, Thomas Mason, Wm. Barton, Mr. * Williamson, Thomas Flaver,
Thomas Browne, Richard Overton, George Day, John
Hind, Daniel Waldo, Walter Storey, and Mr. Harsnett,
shall be Commissaries for the Prizing and Valuing of
Horses, Bridles, and Saddles: That they, and every of
them, and such other Persons as shall be nominated and
appointed by them, or any of them, shall have Power,
and are hereby required and commanded, to search for,
seize and take, in all Places within the City of London,
and Five Miles thereof, all Horses, Geldings, and
Mares, not already listed under the Command of his
Excellency the Earl of Essex, or by Directions from the
Committee for the Militia of London: And, after such
Seizure, the Horses, Geldings, and Mares, so seized,
shall be prized and valued by the said Commissaries, or
any Two of them: And then they, and their Prices, and
Valuations, and the Names of the Owners thereof, shall
be entered, and inrolled, in a Book to be kept by the
Commissaries, or some of them; and a Transcript
thereof shall be delivered by the said Commissaries,
under the Hands of them, or any Four of them, unto the
Committee appointed to consider how a Body of Horse
may be raised; to the end that That Committee (who
are hereby authorized to meet at what Times and Places
they please) may present the same Transcript to the
House of Commons; that thereupon such Persons as
shall be thought fit to receive Recompence for the Horse,
Geldings, and Mares, so to be seized, as aforesaid, may
have the Publick Faith for the Prices thereof, with Interest: And that none of the said Horses, Geldings, or
Mares, shall be discharged without Warrant from Five
or more of the said Commissaries, who may discharge
such as they shall find Cause to be discharged: And the
said Commissaries, and every of them, are to deliver the
said Horses, Geldings, or Mares, to such Persons as by
Warrant from his Excellency the Earl of Essex, under
his Hand, shall be appointed to receive the same: And
Captain Long, Sir Franc. Knollis, Mr. Vassall, Sir John
Corbett, and Mr. Rigby, Five of the Committee, are
required to see the Premises executed with all Speed.
* * * *
Ordered, 1. That the Lieutenant of the Tower of
London do take Care, that no Horses of any Persons
whatsoever be kept within the said Tower, other than the
Horses of the said Lieutenant, for his own Use; and
that no Coaches, other than of the said Lieutenant's, be
permitted to come within the said Tower.
2. Secondly, That the Servants of all and every of the
Prisoners in the Tower of London be not permitted to
speak with any Person whatsoever, other than the Persons upon whom they do attend, but in the Presence of
the Lieutenant of the said Tower, or of such Warder, or
Keepers, that the said Lieutenant shall appoint: neither
shall be permitted to go out, or return into the said
Tower, or have the Liberty of the said Tower.
3. That Ten Gunners be forthwith put into the Tower:
And that the Officers of the Store do deliver Powder and
Ammunition unto them, as the Lieutenant of the Tower
shall, from time to time, appoint: And likewise, that they
have at all times free Passage unto the Top of the white
Tower, where the great Guns are mounted: And that Sir
Gilbert Gerard, Treasurer for the Army, do issue out such
Sums of Money, for the Payment of the Wages of the
said Gunners, as the Committee for the Tower shall, from
time to time, appoint: And that the Committee for the
Safety of the Kingdom do grant Warrants to the said Sir
Gilbert Gerard, to issue such Monies accordingly.
4. And that Mrs. Sherborne, who hath a House in the
Tower, having Two Sons usually living with her,... are
now with the King in the Wars against the Parliament;
and are all Persons very ill-affected to the Peace of the
Kingdom; that the said Mrs. Sherborne and her Family
be removed out of the Tower; and that such Officers as
are destitute of Lodgings there, be put therein, by the
Lieutenant, as he think fit and convenient.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for
Raising of a Body of Horse, to seize the Horses in the
Tower, all but such as belong to the Lieutenant of the
Tower; and to list them for the Service of the Commonwealth.
Ordered, That the Lieutenant of the Tower, and other
the Officers there, be required not to suffer Peter Bold,
Servant to the Countess of Bath, to come into the Tower.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Tower, to consider how the Diet of such Prisoners as
are committed close Prisoners in the Tower, may be
defrayed; and how the Allowances that now are allotted
unto them, may be regulated.
Town of Malden.
Whereas it was ordered unto the Town of Malden in
Essex, Two hundred Pounds, for the Service of the said
Town; namely, One hundred Pounds of the Four thousand Pounds which was in the Hands of Sir Thomas
Barrington; and the other Hundred Pounds out of the
Propositions Money received by the Receivers of the
said Town of Malden: It is now Ordered, by the Lords
and Commons, by reason that the said Four thousand
Pounds is disposed already, and so no Money left in Sir
Thomas Barrington's Hands, That the Sum of Two
hundred Pounds shall be paid out of the Guildhall, London, of the Propositions Money, to the Bailiffs of Malden,
or One of them, for the Service of the said Town.