DIE Mercurii, 3 Maii.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker this Day.
Answer from the H. C. about the E. of Bath and Sir Hugh Pollard.
The Messengers sent Yesterday to the House of Commons return this Answer:
That, concerning the Earl of Bath and Sir Hugh
Pollard, they will send their Lordships an Answer by
Messengers of their own.
Message from thence, with the following Orders, &c. for Concurrence.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Reynolds:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Particulars:
1. An Order to (fn. *) depute Two Persons in every County
to see the Ordinance for the Weekly Assessment put
in Execution. (Here enter it.)
2. Instructions how those Committees shall demean
themselves. (Here enter it.)
3. To desire their Lordships Concurrence for the Removing of the Three Prisoners in The Tower to the
Prison of Newgate. (Here enter.)
Mr. Marten refused to restore the King's Horses, pursuant to the Order of this House.
Baker, the Deputy to the Gentleman Usher, acquainted this House, "That he served to Mr. Marten the
Order of this House, for the delivering and restoring
of the Horses taken by his Warrant out of the
King's Stable, at The Mewes: And Mr. Marten returned this Answer, That he hath perused the Order of this House, concerning the Delivery of Two
Horses taken out of His Majesty's Stables at The
Mewes, by Warrant from my Lord General, to be
employed by him in the Service of the Parliament
and the Kingdom; and that he intends to make the
House of Commons To-morrow Morning (whereof
he is a Member) acquainted with the whole Case,
if their Leisure will permit them to hear him; and to
the End that, if their Lordships shall not rest satisfied
with what he told the said Baker, their Lordships
may receive Satisfaction from the House of Commons, in a Conference.
"He said, That Mr. Marten further told him, That
he gave a particular Warrant to De Luke his Quarter
Master, for the seizing of the King's Horses; and he
sees no Reason but the King's Horses as well as His
Ships may be taken, for the Service of the Kingdom."
This House conceived this to be a great Contempt to
the Honour of this House; and Ordered, To have
a Conference with the House of Commons, to let them
know, "That this House takes this Carriage of Mr.
Marten's as a great Disrespect to their Lordships and
the Authority of this House; which their Lordships
do forbear to repair themselves, in regard Mr. Marten is a Member of their House, therefore their
Lordships do think it fit to inform them first of it:
and further to let them know, that their Lordships are Resolved to send to the Lord General, to
acquaint him with Mr. Marten's Actions, and of the
Abuse of his Power in this Particular, and desire him
to re-call his Commission given to him, left, by the
Power he hath, further Inconveniences may ensue:
And it was Agreed, That Baker should make the Relation of the Discourse as passed between him and
Message to the H. C. for a Conference about this Matter.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Serjeant Whitfeild and Serjeant Fynch:
To desire a present Conference, concerning the Honour and Privileges of this House.
Answer to them, about the Orders, &c. brought up.
The Answer returned to the Messengers which came
from the House of Commons was:
That this House agrees with the House of Commons
in the Order concerning the removing of the Three
Prisoners to Newgate; concerning the rest of the Particulars, this House will take the same into a speedy
Consideration, and return an Answer by Messengers of
Message from thence, that they agree to the Order about Gillingham Forest;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Christopher Yelverton Knight and Baronet:
1. To let their Lordships know, that the House of
Commons do agree with their Lordships in the Order
sent down Yesterday, concerning Gillingham Forrest, with
a small Alteration. (Here enter it.)
and to expedite the Ordinance for assessing Estates.
2. To desire their Lordships Expedition in the Order for cessing of the Twentieth Part of the Estates of
Persons, in the several Counties.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees with the House of Commons
in the Alteration in the Order concerning Gillingham
Forrest; and concerning the Ordinance for assessing of
the Twentieth Part, this House will take the same into
De Luke, Mr. Marten's Quarter-master, to be attached for disobeying the Order for returning the King's Horses.
Baker, upon Oath, further said, "That he served
the Order of this House upon De Luke, for the Delivery of the King's Horses; who said, he denied
not to obey the said Order, but would not deliver
them before he had acquainted Mr. Marten his Colonel with the said Order:" Hereupon this House Ordered, That, for this Contempt, (fn. *) he shall be attached,
and brought before this House, to answer the same.
Sympson's Head to be in the Pillory.
Ordered, That an express Order shall be given
to the Sheriffs of London, That Sympson shall stand with
his Head in the Pillory, on Friday next, in Cheapeside.
Order about taking Horses for the Army.
An Order formerly brought up from the House of
Commons, concerning the taking of Horses for the
Army, was read.
Deferred till To-morrow; and then to have a Conference with the House of Commons, about some
Way for preventing the Spoiling and Taking of
Horses for the Parliament, and of some Way to be
settled, that, when the Lord General's Warrants go out
for the supplying the Army with Horses, that the
Commanders may not provide themselves, but be
provided by others, and the Commanders to pay for
their Horses, and give an Accompt of them.
Answer from the H. C. for a Conference about Mr. Marten.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons, return with this Answer:
That they will give a present Conference, as is desired.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
Lords went to the Conference.
Ships bought at Dunkirk to be permitted to come away.
Upon Information to this House, "That some English
Merchants have bought Ships at Dunkerk; but Van
Trump, the Admiral of The States of Holland, will not
permit them to come without a Certificate from the
Earl of Warwick:" Hereupon it is Ordered, That
the Earl of Warwicke be desired to send to Van Trump,
to inform him of the Business, that so the Ships may be
permitted to come away.
Order for Persons in every County to see the Ordinance concerning the Weekly Assessment put in Execution.
"The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,
finding that the Monies rated upon the Counties by
the Ordinance for the Weekly Assessment are not returned up with such Expedition as the emergent and
present Necessities do require, have thought fit, and
do Order and Ordain, That Two or more Persons of
Trust shall be, and are hereby, appointed for each
County, to take especial Care herein, and to put in
Execution with all Industry and Fidelity, within their
respective Counties for which they are appointed,
these Instructions hereunto annexed; and shall have
such Allowance towards their Charges and Expences
in this Service, as upon their respective Accompts
shall be thought fit by the Lords and Commons; videlicet, for the County of Midd. Sir John Francklyn Knight, and Sir Edward Barkham Knight and
Baronet; for the County of Kent, Sir Henry Heyman
Knight and Baronet, and Thomas Blunt Esquire; for
the City and County of Canterbury, Sir Edward
Masters and Sir William Man, Knights; for the County
of Essex, Sir Richard Everard Baronet, and Sir
Thomas Honywood Knight; for the County of Surrey,
Sir John Dingley Knight, and John Goodwyn Esquire;
for the Borough of Southwarke, with the Parishes of
Redderiff, Newington Butts, and Lambeth, John White
Esquire, and Cornelius Cooke; for the County of Sussex,
Herbert Morley, and John Baker, Esquires; for the
County of Hert. Sir Thomas Dacres Knight, and John
Heydon Esquire; for the County of Cambridge, Thomas
Symons Esquire, and Thomas Thomson Gentleman; for
the Isle of Ely, Sir Miles Sandys Knight, and Wm.
Fisher, Esquire; for the County of Suffolke, Sir William Spring Baronet, and William Heveningham Esquire;
for the County of Norffolke, and the City and County
of Norwich, Sir John Hubbert Baronet, Samuell Smith,
and Thomas Toll, Esquires; for the County of Huntington, Onslow Winch and Terrill Joselin, Esquires;
for the County of Buckingham, Henry. Bulstrode and
Thomas Tyrrell, Esquires; for the County of Bedford,
Sir John Burgan Baronet, and Samuell Browne Esquire;
for the County of South'ton, Richard Whitehead, and
Richard Norton, Esquires; for the Isle of Weight, Sir
Henry Worsley Baronet, and John Bulckley Esquire;
for the County of North'ton, Sir Richard Samuell
Knight, and John Crewe Esquire; for the County of
Berks, Sir Francis Knollis the Younger, and Tanfeild
Vachell Esquire; for the County of Wilts, Sir Edward
Hungerford Knight, and Edward Goddard of Upham
Esquire; for the County of Som'sett, Sir John Horner
Knight, and Alexander Popham Esquire; for the County
of Dorsett, Sir Walter Erle Knight, and John Fitz
James of Lewson Esquire; for the County of Warwick, Godfrey Boswell and George Abbotts, Esquires;
for the County of Gloucester and the County of the
City of Gloucester, Sir Robert Coke, Knight, Edward
Stephens, and Thomas Pury, Esquires; for the City of
Westm. Sir Robert Pye and John Glynne, Esquire."
"Instructions agreed upon by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, for the Gentlemen that are appointed, by the Ordinance
hereunto annexed, to take Care, within their
respective Counties, for the speedy Payment
of the Weekly Assessments, and other Payments for the Army.
Instructions how the aforesaid Committees shall demean themselves.
"1. You shall forthwith call all the Collectors within
the several Divisions before you, and strictly examine
what Monies have been already collected by virtue of
the Ordinance for the Weekly Assessment, and cause
all such Monies to be with all possible Speed safely
sent up to the Treasurer of the Army, according to
the said Ordinance.
"2. Such Monies as are due, or shall grow due, and
not yet collected, you shall cause to be speedily levied,
and sent up as aforesaid.
"3. Where you shall find the said Ordinance hath
not been put in Execution, you shall inform yourselves who be the Committees of that Division, and
through whose Default such Neglect hath happened,
and certify their Names to the Lords and Commons
"4. You shall cause such Committees as are next to
the Place where such Negligence or Defect shall be
found, forthwith to put the said Ordinance in Execution, and to make their Assessments for the whole
Three Months mentioned in the said Ordinance; and
to appoint Collectors, with all Speed, to collect the
same, according to the said Ordinance.
"5. You shall enquire whether the Assessors throughout the said County have made their Assessments according to the said Ordinance; and such as you shall
find to have been negligent or otherwise faulty
therein, you shall cause them to be fined by the
Committees, according to the Power given by the
said Ordinance; and their Fines to be collected and
returned together with the rest of the Money assessed.
"6. You shall likewise cause all Collectors, who
have neglected their Duties in collecting the said
Assessments, to be fined according to the said Ordinance, and their Fines to be levied and returned accordingly.
"7. You shall take Care that a true and exact List
be forthwith made in Parchment, fair written, of the
Names and Surnames and Places of Abode of all such
Persons within the said County, as are assessed by
virtue of the said Ordinance, and refuse to pay the
Monies so assessed upon them, and whose Monies you
cannot levy (fn. *) , and return a true Copy of the said
List, under the Hands of the said Committees, or
under the Hands of Two of them at the least, that
such further Course be taken with such Persons so
listed as shall be thought fit.
"8. You shall take special Care that all Monies hereafter to be levied by any other Ordinance of Parliament, for the maintaining of the said Army, be duly
and speedily levied accordingly.
"9. You shall Once every Week, and oftener if it
may be, give an Account in Writing of your Proceedings herein, and of all other Things you shall
conceive advantageous for this Service, to the Speaker
of the House of Commons."
Order for removing Lord Macguire, Mac Mahowne, and Reade, to Newgate.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Lord Macquire, Hugh Mack Mahowne, and Colonel Reade, shall
be forthwith removed from The Tower, paying their
Fees, to the Gaol at Newgate, and there kept close
Prisoners, being committed for High Treason.
"To the Gentleman Usher attending
this House, or his Deputy, to be
delivered to the Lieutenant of The
Tower of London, or his Deputy.
"To the Gentleman Usher attending this
House, or his Deputy, to be delivered to the Keeper of Newgate,
or his Deputy."
Order for preventing disorderly Assemblies in Dorset, Somerset, &c.
"The Lords and Commons having received Information, that certain riotous and disorderly Persons, in
great Numbers, have been and are gathered together,
in and about Meere, Shaftsbury, and Froone Selwood,
and other Places thereabouts, in the Counties of
Dorsett, Som'sett, and Wilts; and, having armed themselves with Muskets, Fowling-pieces, and other Weapons, break open Houses, throw down Inclosures,
and spoil divers of the King's Subjects, and commit
many other Outrages, to the Disturbance of the
Peace and Quiet of those Counties, and are come
to that Height of Insolency as openly to profess they
neither care for Order of Parliament nor Proclamation: They, the said Lords and Commons, taking
into their serious Considerations the evil Consequence
that might ensue, if such riotous Assemblies should
not be suppressed, and the Offenders brought to condign Punishment, and to prevent the like for the
Time to come, lest, upon such Occasions, Persons illaffected to the State may meet together, and grow
into a Body, and so break out into open War and
Hostility, have thought fit, and Ordered, and do
hereby Order and appoint, Sir Walter Erle for the
County of Dorsett, Sir John Horner for the County
of Som'sett, and Sir Edward Hungerford for the
County of Wilts, and all other the Deputy Lieutenants of those several Counties, jointly and respectively, and all others who have Command of any of
the Forces raised by the Authority of Parliament in
any of the said Counties, upon Notice to them given,
or Knowledge had, of any such Assemblies, to repair
with sufficient Forces to those Places where they shall
be, and them suppress and disperse, and lay Hold on
the principal Ringleaders and Abettors, that they
may receive such Punishment as they deserve; and all
Justices of Peace, Constables, and others His Majesty's Officers and loving Subjects, are hereby required to be aiding and assisting in the said Service,
as they will answer the contrary to the Lords and
Commons in Parliament."
Adjourn till 10 a cras.