Die Veneris, 17 Junii, 1642.
ORDERED, That the Impeachment against Sir
Piercy Herbert be carried up to the Lords To-morrow Morning; and that he be transmitted with the Cause.
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Geo. Wentworth
shall have Leave to go into the Country; and shall have
Liberty to stay Five Weeks from the Time of his going.
Ordered, That Sir Beauchamp St. Johns, and Sir
Oliver Luke, shall be injoined to go into Bedfordshire,
to see the Ordinance of the Militia put in Execution in
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Robert Hatton
shall have Leave to go into the Country; and shall have
Liberty to stay a Month.
Sir Tho. Cheeke has Leave to go into the Country;
and to stay a Week.
A Certificate what Sums of Money have been collected
and given in the several Parishes of the County of Middlesex, upon the Act of Contribution for Ireland, and are
paid into the Chamber of London, presented from divers
Justices of Peace of Middlesex, to whom it was referred.
Ordered, That Jo. Pierce, High Constable for Istleworth and Twittenham, who confesseth, he hath received
Fifty-one Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Three-pence,
upon the Act of Contribution, but pays it not in, be summoned to give an Account hereof to this House.
Ordered, That the Committee for Accounts, or any
Four of them, do meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock,
in the Star-chamber; and do consider of the Certificate
from Middlesex, concerning the Contribution, how it may
be fitted for all the Counties of the Kingdom: And are
to give an Account hereof To morrow Morning: And
Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Rob. Pye, Sir H. Mildmay, and
Sir Gilbert Gerard, are added to this Committee.
The humble Petition of Sir William Boteler, Prisoner
in the Fleete, desiring that he may be at Liberty upon
Bail, was this Day read: And it is
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Wm. Boteler,
be forthwith bailed, upon the Security of Sir Jo. Mounson,
and Sir Peter Richaut, the Principal in the Sum of Ten
thousand Pounds, the Security, in Five thousand Pounds
Ordered, That the Impeachment against Sir Wm. Boteler be brought on Monday Morning.
Ordered, That the Sum of One hundred Pounds, of the
Money collected upon the Act of Contribution for Ireland,
in the Town of Colchester, shall be employed for the Relief of the poor Irish Protestants, that are in that Town:
And the Mayor, in whose Hands Part of the same Monies are remaining, are required to dispose of the same
accordingly; And forthwith the Mayor and High Constables are to pay the Residue into the Chamber of the
City of London, according to the Act; and to certify the
Names of those Persons that did subscribe to this Contribution, and have withdrawn the same; and what Parishes or Officers appointed to do this Service, have
refused to make Collections, according to the said Act.
Essex Militia, &c.
Sir Tho. Barrington gave an Account of the Willingness of the whole County of Essex, in their Obedience
to the Ordinance of the Militia; and presented the original Petition, presented by the Officers of the Train Bands
The House being informed, That divers Gentlemen of
the County of Essex, were at the Door; who desired to
present a Petition to this House;
They were called in: And the High Sheriff, in the
Name of the rest, presented the Petition: And One of
the Gentlemen that accompanied it, declared, That
though there were not above Ten thousand Hands to
this Petition, yet there were Fourscore and Ten thousand,
that were ready to set their Hands unto it if they had
And their Petition was read.
And then they were. . . . . . .: And Mr. Speaker, by
the Command of the House, told them * * * *.
Ordered, That this Petition from the County of Essex
be entered in the Journals of this House, and printed,
Sir Peter Wentworth has Leave to go into the Country; and is injoined to see the Militia put in Execution
in that County.
The humble Petition of Richard Lovelace Esquire, a
Prisoner in the Gatehouse, by a former Order of this
House, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, upon the Question, That he be forthwith bailed, upon good Security.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Cromwell is appointed to go to the Lords with this
Message; To desire their Lordships to expedite the Ordinance concerning the additional Forces by Sea. He is
likewise to know, whether they have received any Answer concerning the Bills for inlarging the Time of Subscriptions; and concerning the Bill for the Assembly of
Divines; and likewise Mr. Middleton to be Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Essex.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Horsemen that
shall come to the Commissaries to Guildhall, to be inrolled, shall deliver Tickets where they lie, that they may
be ready to be trained upon Warning; and that, so soon
as Sixty Horses shall be inrolled, Notice shall be given,
by the Commissaries to the Lord Admiral, the Earl of
Essex, the Earl of Pembroke, the Earl of Holland, and the
Lord Viscount Say and Seale, Master of the Court of
Wards and Liveries, or some One of them, that, by the
Direction of the greater Part of them, Officers may be
appointed for the several Troops, to command, train, and
exercise them: And that the Commissaries shall begin to
sit at the Place appointed in the Propositions, on Monday next.
Ordered, That this Order be sent up to the Lords, to
desire their Concurrence herein.
Ordered, That the Lords be moved to appoint the. . .
of July, for the Putting in Execution the Ordinance concerning the Militia in the County of Devon: And Mr.
Cromwell carried up this Message.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
The Lords desire a Conference, by Committees of both
Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may
stand with the Conveniency of this House, touching an
Answer newly come forth to a Declaration set out by
both Houses of Parliament.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; The House
has considered their Lordships Message; and will give a
present Meeting, as is desired.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Holles, Mr. Grimston, are appointed
Reporters of this Conference.
Mr. Cressy, who was sent for, as a Delinquent, for a
Sermon he preached on Sunday last, at the Temple * * *
Mr. Holles reports from the Conference, That the
Occasion of this Conference was a printed Book:
That they found this Book full of Imputations upon
both Houses, which they deserved not: They would instance only in One: Which was read.
By this they do find a Disaffection in those Persons
about his Majesty, to the Parliament; and therefore, that
it concerned us to take care to provide for the Safety of
the King and Kingdom: and to that end have nominated Two Lords; and desires this House to appoint a
proportionable Number, to go into the City, and to further, by all good Ways and Means, the Subscriptions there,
for the Raising of Horse; and to give an Account to
both Houses, how the Business goes forward: And, for
the Answering of this Declaration of his Majesty's Desire,
that there might be a Committee appointed, of both
Houses, to take this Declaration into their Consideration:
And, when the Answer shall be framed, and agreed unto,
by both Houses, that Care be taken they shall be dispersed in the several Parts of the Kingdom.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Cromwell reports, That the Lords will expedite
the Ordinance concerning the additional Forces by Sea:
Do agree to Mr. Middleton to be Deputy Lieutenant for
the County of Middlesex: They will send for an Answer
touching the Bills of Subscriptions and the Assembly:
And do agree to appoint the First of July for the Militia
to be put in Execution, in the County of Devon.
City Subscriptions, &c.
Sir Jo. Evelyn, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Perepointe;
This Committee is appointed to join with a proportionable Number of the Lords, to go into the City, to
advance the Subscriptions; and to take an Account
what is done upon them; and to appoint the Melting of
the Plate; likewise what Quantity of it shall be presently
coined for this Service.
Answer to Declaration.
Mr. Fynes, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Pym, Mr. Hollis, Sir Hen.
Vane, Mr. Perepointe, Mr. Strode, Sir Tho. Widdrington;
This Committee is appointed to meet with a proportionable Number of the Lords, to make an Answer to
this Declaration: And the Lords are to be acquainted,
That this House has appointed a Committee to consider
of the Dispersing of the Declarations and Orders of both
Commissions of Array.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leeche, and
That the Lords have appointed a Committee of Five
of their Lordships, to meet with a proportionable Number of this House, to consider of some Way of preventing
the Commissions of Array to go forth into all Parts of the
Kingdom, especially into Leicestershire, where the Lords
have had * * * *.
Mr. Glyn, Mr. Solicitor, Serjeant Welde, Mr. White,
Mr. Reinolds, Mr. Selden, Sir Sym. D'Ewes, Mr. Perepointe, Mr. Browne, Sir Jo. Northcott;
This Committee is to meet with a proportionable
Number of the Lords, this Afternoon, at Three a Clock,
to consider of the Preventing the Going forth the Commissions of Array into the several Parts of the Kingdom,
especially into Leicestershire.
Answer returned by the same Committee; That this
House hath appointed a Committee as is desired.
Sir Rob. Harley is appointed to go to the Lords, to
desire, that no Business may put off the Sitting of the
Commissioners for Irish Affairs this Afternoon.
Not to publish Proclamations.
Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Smith, Mr.
Nicholas, Mr. Perd, are appointed to prepare the Draught
of an Order to pass both Houses, requiring the Sheriff of
Essex not to publish the Proclamations, or other Declaration, against the Ordinance for the Militia.
Ordered, That the Burgesses that serve for the Two
Universities, do take care to send to the several Universities, such Declarations of both Houses, as are ordered
to be published in the several Parts of the Kingdom; to
the end that they may be read in a publick Manner, in
the several Colleges and Halls of each University; and
that a Certificate be made to this House, by the Governors of the several Colleges and Halls, of the Reading of
Sir Jo. Evelyn reports, The Lords do agree in the
Order he carried up to the Lords, Concerning the In-rolling of the Horse, at Guildhall, &c.
Tonage and Poundage.
Ordered, That the Sub-committee for the Bill of
Tonage aad Poundage do meet this Afternoon, at Two
of the Clock, in the Court of Wards.
Person to be called in.
Ordered, That Mr. Cressey, now in the Serjeant's Custody, shall be called in To-morrow Morning.
List of Officers.
The List of the Officers not before listed, and of the
Reformado Officers, now brought from the Committee
of Adventurers of London, was this Day read, and approved of.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Reformado
Officers shall have no Horse allowed them.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Adventurers of London, to consider of the Reformado Officers that are listed; whether any of them have served as
Horsemen; and to present the Names of such as they
think fit to be entertained for home Employment.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Officers Pay
shall begin upon Tuesday next; and then receive a
Stopping Forces, &c. going to Yorke.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Holles, Mr. Cromwell, Mr. Pierrepointe,
Mr. Fienis, Sir Ro. Coke, Sir Sam. Rolle, Mr. Peard, Sir
Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Jo. Francklyn, Mr. Whittacre, Sir H. Heyman, Sir Robert Harley,
Mr. Solicitor, Sir Wm. Waller;
This Committee, or any Three of them, has Power to
receive Informations of all such Forces, Ammunition,
Monies, or other warlike Provisions, that are going to
Yorke; and to take Care and Order for the present Stay
and Stopping of them; and shall give an Account to the
House of their Proceedings herein, every Day: And are
to meet when and where they please, and have Power
to send for Parties, Witnesses, &c.
Information concerning Austria.
Ordered, That the Information given by the French
Ambassador, concerning Propositions made to the House
of Austria, shall be taken into Consideration To-morrow
Magazine from Hull.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Riche, and
The Lords desire, that the Committee appointed to go
into London, to advance the Propositions, may likewise
consider of some safe Place to put the Magazine in, that
came from Hull.
Ordered, That the Committee shall have that Power
to consider of some Place for the Magazine to be kept in,
that came from Hull.
Coining of Plate.
Mr. Cromwell brings Answer, That the Lords do agree
to the Melting and Coining of Plate.
Magazine from Hull.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the
Committee shall have Power to consider of some Place
for the Magazine to be kept in, as is desired.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Tho. Boughton shall be recommended by this House, to be a Deputy Lieutenant
for the County of Warwicke.
Mr. Bosevile is to carry it up.
Loan from the City.
Ordered, That Alderman Soames do require those of
the Chamber of London, to certify this House, what Monies are come in of the Hundred thousand Pounds promised to be lent by the City.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the First Part of the
Order, Yesterday made, concerning the Election of
Arrundell, as to the Sitting of the Committee to which
That was referred, shall be reversed : And that That
Election shall take its Turn at the Committee where it is
Ordered, That Mr. Pym do return the Subscriptions of
those Merchants Strangers that do lend Monies, into the
Chamber of London.
Thanks to Essex.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do put in Writing the
Thanks this Day expressed by him to the County of
Dispersing Declarations, &c.
Ordered, That the Knights and Burgesses respectively
do repair to the Chamber by the Committee-chamber,
and there demand the Declarations, Orders, and Votes,
ordered to be dispersed through the Counties, Cities, and
Boroughs; where there is a Servant, appointed by the
Committee, that waits, to deliver them in such Numbers
as are designed by the Committee, for every County.