DIE Lunæ, 5 Junii.
Earl of Manchester, Speaker this Day.
Lady Munson, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lady Munson shall have a Pass,
to come from Oxford to London.
The Messengers sent to the House of Commons on
Saturday return with this Answer:
Answer from the H. C.
That they will take the Lord Sheffeild's Case into their
2. Touching the Business of the Earl of Crecy, and the
Ordinance for the Six Associated Counties of Wales,
they will take the same into their Consideration, and
send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Upon reading the Petition of the University of Cambridge; it is Ordered, That this Petition be communicated to the House of Commons at a Conference, and
recommended to them, with the Sense of this House
with it. (Here enter it.)
University of Cambridge Petition, to be freed from Assessments, and their Privileges continued to them.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords and Commons now assembled in the High Court of
"The humble Petition of the University of
"Humbly presenteth to your Honourable Consideration the sad dejected State of the said University; how
our Schools daily grow desolate, mourning the Absence of their Professors and their wonted Auditories;
how, in our Colleges, our Numbers grow thin, and
our Revenues short; and what Subsistence we have
abroad is for the most Part involved in the common
Miseries; how, frighted by the Neighbour Noise of
War, our Students either quit their Gowns, or abandon
their (fn. *) Studies; how our Degrees lie disesteemed,
and all Hopes of our Public Commencements are
blasted in the Bud; besides sundry other pressing Inconveniencies, which we forbear to mention: We cannot but conceive your Honourable Piety (out of a
noble Zeal to Learning) will cordially pity our sad
Condition, and, as the present general Calamities give
Way, afford us some Succour and Encouragement.
Your Wisdoms best know what Privileges and Immunities have been in all good Times afforded to the
Seats of Learning and the Professors of it; and, even
in the Fury and Heat of War, Places of Religion
and Devotion have usually not only (on both Sides)
been spared from Ruin, but supported and esteemed
as Sanctuaries. Hence it is that the Members of
our University (by Charter, confirmed by Act of Parliament) stand expressly freed from all Preparations
and Contributions to any War; hence is it that,
in Neighbour Territories, where the Excise is most
in Use, the University with all their Students are
"May it therefore not (fn. *) be displeasing to your
pious Wisdom, if, in all Humility, we crave at
your Hands a tender Commiseration of our Case,
that you will be pleased to exempt our poor
Estates from all such Rates and Impositions, to
vouchsafe such Freedom to our Persons (not
giving just Offence) as may enable us the better to keep together, and daily to offer up
our joint Prayers to God, for a blessed Union
betwixt our Gracious Sovereign and you, and
the Blessing of Peace upon the Land."
Ordinance for an Assembly of Divines.
The Ordinance of the Lords and Commons in Parliament, for the calling of an Assembly of Learned and
Godly Divines, to be consulted with by the Parliament,
for the settling of the Government and Liturgy of the
Church of England, and for vindicating and clearing of
the Doctrine of the said Church from false Aspersions
Committee to consider of it.
Ordered, That the Consideration of this Ordinance
shall be referred to these Lords Committees, who are
to report their Opinions to this House:
L. Viscount Conway.
Their Lordships, or any Five, to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock.
Mr. Serjeant Whitfeild and the rest of the King's
Committee to consider of the Answer to the King's Message about the Adventurers Bill for Ireland.
The Answer to the King's Message, concerning the
Bill for the paying in of the Adventurers-money for Ireland, was read, and committed to the Consideration of
these Lords following:
L. Viscount Conway.
Lady St. George, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lady St. George shall have a Pass;
to go into Buckinghamshire.
Johnson, a Pass to France.
Ordered, That Wm. Johnson, a Master of Arts, of
Queene's Colledge, in Cambridge, shall have a Pass, for himself and a Boy, to go into France.
Message from the H. C. for a Conference;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Rob't Pye:
1. To desire a Conference, touching the Matter of the
and to expedite Two Ordinances.
2. To desire their Lordships to give Expedition to the
Ordinance concerning Sir Tho. (fn. †)
Middleton, and another
concerning Sir Wm. Waller.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will give a present Conference,
in the Painted Chamber as is desired; and concerning
the Ordinance concerning Sir Tho. Middleton, it is passed
already, and their Lordships will send an Answer; to
the Ordinance concerning Sir Wm. Waller, their Lordships will take the same into Consideration, and return
(fn. ‡) an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Committee for disposing of Persons Houses who have left the City.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning the disposing of Houses in London, of such Persons as have forsaken the City, shall meet To-morrow in the Afternoon,
at Three of the Clock; and the Earl of Sarum is added
to this Committee.
Ordinance for Concurrence.
The Ordinance touching raising of Monies, for the
keeping of the Fortifications in Southwarke, was read.
(Here enter it.)
Rastall, a Pass.
Ordered, That Tho. Rastall shall have a Pass, to go
to Oxford, and return to London, with his Horse and Necessaries.
Lord Dormer, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lord Dormer shall have a Pass,
to come to London, with his Horses, Servants, and
Necessaries, from Woodstocke.
Countess of Carnarvon's Funeral.
Ordered, That such Servants and others, as shall
be thought fit, shall have a Pass, to come from Oxford,
to Wing, to attend the Body of the Countess of Carnarvan, and there to stay till that Family be dissolved.
Mr. Morley, a Pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Morley shall have a Pass, to
come from Oxford, to preach a Funeral Sermon at
Wing, and return to Oxford.
The House was adjourned during Pleasure, and the
House went to the Conference; which being ended, the
House was resumed.
Report of the Conference concerning the Propositions for bringing Coals from Newcastle;
The Speaker reported the Effect of this Conference:
"1. Concerning the Propositions for fetching Sea
Coals from Newcastle, wherein the House of Commons
thinks fit to make Two Alterations."
Which Alterations being read, their Lordships concurred with the House of Commons in the said Ordinance, with the said Alterations.
and concerning Gunpowder, and the Prisoners at Oxford.
"2. That the House of Commons have considered of
their Lordships Alterations in the Orders concerning
Gunpowder, and the Prisoners at Oxford, wherein the
House of Commons agrees not with their Lordships,
but adheres to their former Resolutions, as it was
Ordered, That these Orders shall be taken into
Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Message to the H. C. that the Lords agree to the First Part.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath:
To let them know, that this House agrees with the
House of Commonsin the Propositions concerning Newcastle, with the Amendments brought up from the House
Ordinance to raise 100 l. Weekly, for the Defence of Southwark.
"Whereas there is a Necessity of keeping a constant and considerable Guard of Soldiers in their Fortifications and Courts of Guard in the Parishes of St.
Olives, St. Saviors, St. Thomas, and St. Georges, St.
Magdalens Bermondsey, St. Mary Newington, and
the Parishes of Roderith and Lambeth, all being in the
Borough of Southwarke, or near thereunto, for the
Safety of the said several Places, wherein that of the
Parliament and City of London is also very much concerned; and whereas divers of the Inhabitants in the
said Places are poor labouring Men, and cannot be
tied to a constant and due Attendance on the Courts
of Guard without Prejudice to their Families depending on them, unless there be some Allowance paid
them for the said Service; and forasmuch as the Burthen both of making divers Fortisications and other
Services hath hitherto lain almost wholly on the wellaffected Party in the aforesaid Places, which in Reason, as it refers to common Safety, ought to be born
indifferently by all the Inhabitants: It is now therefore Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Par
liament assembled, That, for the better Encouragement and Maintenance of the said Courts of Guard
during the Continuance of these Distractions, and
for the Payment of such Debts as are behind and
unpaid for the said Fortifications and other Services,
there be a Weekly Assessment of One Hundred Pounds
per Week (commencing from the and
to continue for Three Months from thenceforth), to
be indifferently assessed and raised on the forementioned Parishes and Places; and that Sir John Lenthall
Knight, Cornelius Cooke, Captain Thomas Hudson, Captain Daniell Mercer, Captain John Hardwicke, Captain George Snelling, Richard Wright, Robert Houghton, William Hiccox, Joseph Collyer, Edmond Austen the
Elder, Samuell Lynn, Martin,
Hackett, John Goad, or any Five of them, shall have
Power, and are hereby authorized, to do all such
Things, for the well, speedy, and effectual raising of
the said Weekly Sum of One Hundred Pounds, as
any Committees appointed by a late Ordinance of
Parliament, for the raising and levying of the Weekly
Assessments, for the Payment of the Army under the
Command of his Excellency the Earl of Essex, may,
might, or ought to do, to all Intents and Purposes:
And it is also hereby Ordered, That all the Trained
Bands and Companies of Voluntiers, together with
all such Companies as shall be raised and resident
in the said Borough of Southwarke, and other the
forementioned Parishes and Places, do duly and carefully attend the said Courts of Guards and Fortifications, and other Military Services, under such Pains
and Penalties in every Degree as is enjoined and specisied in any Ordinance of this present Parliament already made, for the due Keeping and Attendance on
the Courts of Guard and Military Service in the Cities of London and Westm. or either of them."
Sea Coals from Newcastle.
The Alterations in the Bill for Sea Coal at (fn. *)
Two Parts of Papists Estates not Delinquents, and all
the Estates of such as are declared to be Delinquents
by the Ordinance of Sequestration, shall be forthwith
"That they shall be accountable to such Persons as
shall be appointed by both Houses."
Johnson and Talcot.
Upon reading a Petition of Johnson and Marshall,
against Thomas Talcott, desiring, "To have their Cause
heard, after an Order of this House made upon hearing
of the said Cause by Counsel on both Sides at the Bar:"
The said Petition is rejected.
Propositions for reducing Newcastle, that the City may be supplied with Coals from thence.
"Whereas the greatest Part of this Kingdom, and
more especially the City of London, and most Maritime Towns, are served and furnished with Coals from
the Town of Newcastle upon Tyne, and the adjacent
Parts of Northumberland, and the Bishoprick of Durham; which being now kept by Forces, consisting of
Papists, and other ill-affected Persons, under the Command of the Earl of Newcastle, the City of London
and all the greatest Part of this Kingdom are like to
suffer very deeply in the Want of that Commodity, so
absolutely necessary to the Maintenance and Support
of Life, and which is like to be of very dangerous
Consequence, in the Influence which it may have upon
the Necessities of the meaner Sort; and whereas it is
also very dangerous to adventure Shipping within the
Command of the Forts there erected, as being subjected to a Surprize, and like enough to be made Use
of against the Safety of the Kingdom, if they should
make their Voyage only manned as usually for Trade;
and how great Use hath been made of the Port of
Newcastle to the Danger of the Kingdom, since it came
into the Hands of the said Earl, is manifest to all: It
is therefore hoped, that there are none that will be
backward to contribute their best Assistance towards
the reducing of that Place, in the Recovery whereof
all Men are interested; and the rather for the Opportunity that is now given, if it be speedily undertaken, and effectually prosecuted: And whereas, in
Obedience to an Order of the House of Commons, the
Committee of the Navy communicated their Opinions
in Writing to the Lord Mayor of London, by what
Means the said City may be furnished with Coals,
with Desire that his Lordship would impart the same
to the Aldermen of that City, or such other Persons
as his Lordship should think fit; which Writing, with
the Petition and Provisions of divers Citizens of London, were read at a Common Council, held at Guildhall, in London, the 20th of this Instant Month; where
the said Court, taking all the Premises into their serious Consideration, did conceive that this great Work
might be effected, if both Houses of Parliament should
think fit to approve of these ensuing Propositions:
Wherefore the Lords and Commons in Parliament
assembled, upon mature Deliberation had of the Propositions following, and well approving the good Affections of the City of London to the Public Service,
and of all such other well-affected Persons as shall
subscribe and pay in any considerable Sum of Money, according to the ensuing Propositions, for and
towards this great and necessary Undertaking, do Order
and Ordain in Manner and Form following:
"And First, the House of Commons do consent and
nominate Ten of their Members, and the Lords and
Commons do Order and Ordain, That the Common
Council of London shall nominate a like Number for
the City, to be as a Committee, jointly to manage all
Affairs touching this Adventure; and to call to their
Assistance in this Service such of the Out Ports or
others as they shall think fit.
"2. That the said Committee, so to be nominated,
shall have Power to make Sub-committees among
themselves, and to give them such Instructions as they
shall think fit, being pursuant and agreeable to these
Propositions, and to prepare Books for such Subscriptions; to appoint Persons from Time to Time in all
Places to take the same, and to receive all such Monies as shall be subscribed and paid in according to
such Subscriptions; and to return or issue out the same
to such Persons, and in such Manner, as the said Committee, or the greater Number of them, shall direct.
"3. That all Monies to be advanced upon these Propositions shall be paid to such Treasurers as the said
Committee shall appoint, and shall be only employed
by the said Committee for the reducing of the said
Town of Newcastle and the Parts adjacent, till the
same be effected, and to none other Purpose whatsoever; and that the said Treasurers shall be accountable to such Persons as shall be appointed by both
"4. That every Owner or Master of or in any Ship
or Ships, trading for Coals, Salt, or Glass, to the
Towns of Newcastle, Sunderland, or Blith, or to any
Place adjacent, now under the Power of the Earl of
Newcastle, and not subscribing One Half of his Stock
which he hath in any such Ship or Ships to these Propositions, within One Month after these Propositions
shall be agreed upon by the Lords and Commons in
Parliament, shall pay, to the Persons to be appointed
by the said Committee to receive the same, for every
Chaldron of Coals he shall so buy there, the Sum of
Four Shillings; and for every Wey of Salt, Two
Shillings; and for every Case of Glass, One Shilling;
more than shall be paid by any (fn. *) Adventurer that shall
buy there any of the said Commodities of Coals, Salt,
or Glass; the said Payments to be made to the Use
of the Adventurers, upon Accompt, and to continue
till the said Adventurers shall be reimbursed, according to the ensuing Propositions, and no longer.
"5. That every Person within the said City of London, or Ten Miles thereof, or within such of the
Out Ports or Cities, or dwelling upon any Navigable
River, or within Five Miles of any of them, which
have or shall have their Coals from any of the said
Towns of Newcastle, Sunderland, Blith, or Places adjacent, which shall not subscribe to these Propositions,
within One Month after the same shall be agreed
upon by both Houses of Parliament, a Sum of Money
at least proportionable to the Coals he annually expends in his House, in the Judgement of the said Committee (such as are not Subsidy-men only excepted),
shall pay Ten Shillings for every Chaldron of Coals
more than others shall pay that do subscribe; the
same Payments to be made and collected to the Use
of the Adventurers, upon Accompt, in such Manner
as the said Committee shall appoint, and to continue
until the said Adventurers shall be reimbursed, according to the ensuing Propositions, and no longer.
"6. That, if any Subscriber shall use any fraudulent
or indirect Means to furnish any other Person with
Coals, that shall not subscribe within the Time before limited, such Subscriber shall forfeit the Benefit
of his own Subscription; and both Parties shall be
liable to such further Punishment as shall be inflicted
by both Houses of Parliament.
"7. That no Person shall be permitted to sell Coals
in London, or in any other Port or Place which is or
shall be furnished with Coals from the said Towns of
Newcastle, Sunderland, Blith, and Places adjacent,
unless such as shall subscribe a Sum proportionable
to their Trade, in the Judgement of the said Committee.
"8. That Two Parts of the Estates of Papists not
Delinquents, and all the Estates of such as are declared to be Delinquents by the Ordinance of Sequestration, within the County of Northumberland, the
County and Bishoprick of Durham, and in the Town
and County of Newcastle upon Tyne, shall be forthwith sequestered; and all such Monies as shall be
raised thereby shall be also to the Use of the said Adventurers, upon Accompt, until the said Adventurers
shall be reimbursed, according to the ensuing Propositions, and no longer.
"9. That all such Customs, Duties, and Imposts,
as have been usually paid, or shall be thought
fit to be paid, by any Ordinance of Parliament,
for Coals, Salt, and Glass, within the said Town
and County of Newcastle, the said Town of Sunderland, Blith, and the said Parts adjacent, shall be
paid to the Use of the said Adventurers, upon Accompt, as aforesaid; that the said Committee shall
have Power to propound all Officers for the Land
Service of this Design to the Lord General, for his
Approbation of them, who is hereby desired forthwith
to grant Commissions to such Officers, so approved of
by him, according to the Quality of their several
"10. That the said Committee shall have Power to
propound all Officers for the Sea Service of this Design, to the Commissioners of the Admiralty and the
Earl of Warwick, for their Approbation; and the said
Earl of Warwicke is desired for the present to give Commissions and Instructions to the several Sea Officers, so
approved of, according to the Nature of their several Employments.
"11. That all the Forces that shall be raised, by
Land and Sea, for this Expedition, shall be Ordered
and disposed by the said Committee; yet so as the
said Land Forces shall be subject to the Command and
Controll of the Lord General and the Lord Fairefax, and the Sea Forces subject to the Command and
Controll of the Earl of Warwicke, in such Manner
as shall most conduce to this present Expedition.
"12. That, when the said Towns of Newcastle, Sunderland, and Blith, and the Parts adjacent, now under
the Power of the Earl of Newcastle, shall be freed
from that grievous Oppression, and reduced under
the Authority of King and Parliament; then it shall
be lawful for the said Committee to pay, or cause to
be paid, to every Subscriber, for every Twenty Shillings which he shall have paid in for this Service, One
Pound, Six Shillings, and Eight Pence, in such Manner as in the ensuing Article is expressed, and so after that Rate for a greater Sum: And, for the further Encouragement to this Design, it is Ordered
and Ordained, That, until the said Towns of Newcastle, Sunderland, Blith, and the said Parts adjacent, be
reduced, the Adventurers shall have Interest at Eight
Pounds per Centum for their principal Adventure.
"13. That all such Persons as are within London,
or within Five Miles thereof, shall subscribe and pay
in a Third Part of the Sum subscribed within Ten
Days after these Propositions shall be agreed upon by
both Houses of Parliament, and another Third Part
within Twenty-eight Days of such Subscription, and
the last Third Part within Fifty-six Days after such
Subscription; and all such Persons as, in any other
Port, City, or Town, shall subscribe and pay in a
Third Part of the Sum subscribed, to such Persons as
shall be appointed by the said Committee to receive
the same Subscriptions and Monies, within Ten Days
after these Propositions shall be delivered to the Head
Officers, or Head Officer, of such Port, City, or
Town, and shall pay in the other Two Parts as
aforesaid, shall be re-paid their Monies, together with
their Proceed, by equal Portions; and all such Persons as shall subscribe after the said Space of Ten
Days, and pay in their Monies as aforesaid, shall be
paid in such Order as they shall subscribe."
House adjourned till 10a cras.