Die Sabbati, 17 Septembris, 1642.
UPON the humble Petition of Ellis Coleman of
Ipswich, committed to the King's Bench, for
Words he spoke against the Parliament;
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That the said Ellis
Coleman be forthwith discharged from any farther Imprisonment.
Letter to be printed.
A Letter from Sir Edw. Nicholas, Secretary of State,
of the 15th of September, from Derby, directed to Sir
Wm. Boswell, his Majesty's Resident with the States of
the United Provinces, was read; and ordered to be
Letter from E. of Essex, &c.
There was a Letter from the Earl of Essex read; an
Information, of the 14th of September, signed by Joshua
Hill; and an Information, signed by Augustin Harper,
of the 9th of September; were all read; and ordered to
be referred to Mr. Glyn, to take Order for the Printing
of them: And he is to make some Observations upon
Secretary Nicholas his Letter; and to set some Mark
upon it, to shew the Falsity of it: The first Part of the
Earl of Essex his Letter is ordered to be printed.
These Particulars were all delivered to Mr. Glyn, except the Earl of Essex his Letter, which came not
to my Hands, but remains still with Mr. Pym.
Money to Sherborne Committee.
An Ordinance to direct the Treasurer at Wars for the
Army under the Command of the Earl of Essex, out of
the Monies that come in from the Merchant Adventure..,
to send Six thousand odd Pounds to the Committee at
Sherborne, was this Day read; and, by Vote upon the
Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto
the Lords for their Concurrence.
Petition to the King.
According to the Order of Yesterday, the House fell
into Debate of the Heads of the Petition to be presented
by my Lord General to his Majesty.
Resolved, upon the Question, That One Head of the
Prayer of the Petition shall be, That his Majesty will be
pleased to come to his Parliament.
The Question being ..., Whether there should be any
Mention in the Prayer of the Petition, concerning the
Delivery of Delinquents to the Justice of Parliament;
It passed with the Negative.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Glyn is appointed to carry up to the Lords the
Order concerning Plymouth; The Order for the Six
thousand Five hundred Pounds to Sir Gilbert Gerard,
out of the Merchant Strangers Monies; and likewise to
desire their Lordships to expedite some Answer to the
last Conference concerning the Affairs of Ireland.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Riche and
The Lords do desire a free Conference, if it may stand
with the Conveniency of this House, presently, in the
Painted Chamber, concerning the Impeachments sent up
from this House lately: And likewise concerning a Letter
lately received from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the
Commons has considered their Lordships Message; and
will give a present Meeting, as is desired.-
Petition to the King, &c.
Mr. Holles, Mr. Pym, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Pierrepointe,
Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Solicitor, * Barrington, * Marten,
Sir H. Vane junior, * Armyn, * Mildmay;
This Committee is to prepare a Petition to be sent to
the Lord General, to be presented by him to his Majesty;
and Heads for Instructions to be sent to the Lord General, upon the Heads agreed upon, and the Heads propounded to this House: And are to meet this Afternoon,
at Two, in the Court of Wards.-
Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Pym, Mr. Pierrepointe, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Glyn brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to
the Two Orders he carried up to them: And, as touching
the Matter of the last Conference concerning the Affairs
of Ireland, they will take it into speedy Consideration;
and send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Complaint against Dixenwell.
Ordered, That the Complaint made against Mr. Dixenwell, by Mr. Findeall, be referred to Mr. Glyn, to his
Collectors of Money.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Lords and
Commons appointed to receive an Account of such as
are appointed Collectors and Receivers of the Monies
that come in upon the Propositions, shall have Power to
send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Glyn to peruse the
Order formerly made for the Collectors and Receivers to
receive the Monies that come in upon the Propositions;
and to make such Additions as he shall think necessary
for the more effectual Putting the said Order in Execution.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde reports the first Part of the Conference with the Lords (concerning the Impeachments of
divers Delinquents) managed by the Earl of Holland.
Letter relating to the King, &c.
Mr. Pym reports the other Part of the Conference;
and presented a Letter from the Earl of Leicester to the
Earl of Northumberland, dated 9° Septembris: shewing his
daily desiring of his Majesty to be gone for Ireland; but,
after many Weeks Attendance there, and at Yorke, cannot obtain a Dispatch of his Majesty; and how that his
Majesty had sent for the Draught-horses designed for
Ireland, against his Lordship's Consent; and that he did
importune his Majesty to forbear it, in regard of the
bleeding Condition of Ireland.
A Letter from the Earl of Warwicke, of; the 15th of
September, was read; shewing that the hath received Information, that the Queen is at Rotterdam, and is bound
for Newcastle; and that she brings over with her divers
Cavaliers: And desires speedy Directions from the Parliament, how to demean himself towards her Majesty, if
in case his Ships meet with her Majesty.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Defence of the Kingdom, to send Instructions to the Earl
of Warwicke, for his Carriage of this Business in the
Staying of the Commanders, Officers, and Delinquents,
that do come over with her Majesty into this Kingdom;
and to prevent their Landing; and to seize upon all Arms
and Ammunition that they bring over with them.
Replenishing the House with Members.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Great Seal, to consider of the Matter of the last Conference concerning the Proceeding against Delinquents that
cannot be apprehended, as against Persons out of the
Kingdom: And also to consider how the House may be
replenished of their Members, notwithstanding Writs for
a new Election, instead of those cast out of the House,
cannot be sealed, as is usual: And are to meet this
Afternoon, at Three . . Clock, in the Exchequer-chamber;
and bring in the Report on Monday Morning.
Dep. Lieuts. of Kent.
Ordered, That the Deputy Lieutenants for the County
of Kent shall have Power to name and appoint Commissaries for the Valuing of Horses and Arms brought in, or
raised, for the Defence of the Kingdom, in the County of
Kent: And this House doth Declare, That the Instructions
given by the Deputy Lieutenants for that County is an
Ordinance of Parliament.
Upon the humble Petition of Francis Rainsforde,
Prisoner in Readinge Gaol, in the County of Berks,
brought thither by one Deane, a Messenger, upon Suspicion of being a Priest.
It is this Day Ordered, That it be recommended to Sir
Rich. Harrison, and the Mayor of Redding, Justices of
Peace, or either of them, inhabiting at or near Readinge,
to take Bail of the said Francis Wrenforde, to appear
before this House, when he shall be thereunto required.
Person sent for in Custody.
Resolved, &c. That * Deane the Messenger shall be
forthwith sent for, in safe Custody, to answer the Matters
complained of against him, concerning the said Wrenforde; and the Staying and Seizing of a Horse belonging
to the Parson of Havant.
Persons to attend.
Ordered, That Mr. Wadesworth, a Person appointed
by this House for the Apprehending of Priests, shall be
forthwith summoned to attend this House: And that the
Constable at the Charter-house do likewise attend, to
give Information concerning him.
Money for Army.
WHEREAS the Merchant Strangers residing within
the City of London have promised to lend the Sum of
Fifty thousand Pounds for One Year, for and towards
the Relief and Preservation of the Realm of Ireland; to
be repaid again out of the first and next Monies to be
granted by Act of Parliament, with Consideration for the
Forbearance thereof, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per
Cent. for a Year, according to an Order of the Commons
House of Parliament, of the 8th of July, 1642: It is
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament,
That the Chamberlain of the City of London shall pay
to Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Treasurer of the Army under
Command of the Earl of Essex, out of the said Fifty
thousand Pounds, the Sum of Six thousand Five hundred
Pounds, for the Affairs of this Kingdom: Which said
Sum of Six thousand Five hundred Pounds the Lords
and Commons do give the publick Faith to repay the
same to the Chamberlain of the said City, out of such
Monies as shall be received for the Affairs of this Kingdom, to be employed for the Relief of Ireland, as aforesaid: And this Ordinance shall be a sufficient Warrant
to the Chamberlain to pay the same.