Die Martis, 21 Februarii, 1642.
THE humble Petition of the Inhabitants of the
Parish of Mary Magdalen, in Bermondsey, was
this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Consideration
of the Committee for Examinations.
Prisoners to be sent up.
Ordered, That Charles Lawrence Customer, and Andrew Richards, now Prisoners at Lynne, in the Custody
of Captain Tho. Ceely, be forthwith sent, as Prisoners
and Delinquents, aboard the Ship of Captain Rich.
Swanley, now riding before Waymouth; and be there
detained, as Prisoners, till he have Opportunity of
sending them up safe by Sea hither, as Prisoners and
Ceely's Indemnity, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Prideaux and Mr. Rose do prepare
an Ordinance for the Indemnity of Captain Tho. Ceely;
and for the Conferring upon him the Horses of the
abovesaid Andrew Richards and Charles Lawrence.
Kent, &c. Association.
The Ordinance of Association of Kent, Sussex, and
Surrey; and the Instructions upon that Ordinance: and
the Votes of the Committee, the Ground of the said
Ordinance and Instructions; were all this Day read.
Levying Money, &c.
Ordered, That all Orders and Ordinances made, or to
be made, for the Advancing and Levying of Monies, or
other Necessaries, for the Army raised by Authority of
Parliament, shall be diligently and carefully pursued and
executed, to all Intents and Purposes in the said Orders
and Ordinances mentioned and declared, notwithstanding
any Treaty, or Cessation of Arms, until farther Order be
taken and published by both Houses of Parliament.
Carried up by Sir H. Mildmay.
Message to Lords.
He likewise carried up the Order for Mustering in
Taunton, and for compelling the Soldiers there to do
their Duty: The Order concerning Monies to Captain
Cupper, for Provisions sent into Ireland: The Sequestration of the Parish of St. Nicholas, Olives: The Order for
Stay of Ships: The Order for Five hundred Pounds to
Sir Wm. Cole.
He likewise is appointed to desire the Lords to expedite the several Ordinances concerning the Raising of
Monies in the several Counties of Sussex, Stafford, and
Warwick; and likewise the general Ordinance for taxing
such as have not yet contributed upon the Propositions,
or not proportionable to their Estates.
Treaty with the King.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Riche and
The Lords this Morning have received a Message
from his Majesty; and likewise a Letter from my Lord
General: They desire a Conference, by Committees of
both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it
may stand with the Conveniency of this House, that they
may impart these Letters concerning a Cessation.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and will
give a present Meeting as is desired.
Mr. Holles, Mr. Pym, Sir Phil. Stapilton, Sir Wm.
Armyn, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Marten, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Answer from Lords.
Sir H. Mildmay brings Answer, That the Lords will
send Answer by Messengers of their own to all the Orders
and Messages carried up by him.
Ordered, That Mr. Rigby do prepare an Ordinance
for the Inhabitants, Planters, and Adventurers, of New
England, for Exporting and Importing of Commodities
into That Planatation, Custom-free.
King's Proclamation not to be published.
Ordered, That the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex
do not publish, or cause to be published, within their
Liberties, a Proclamation, intituled, "A Proclamation
for the Payment of his Majesty's Rents and Revenues
into his Receipt of his Exchequer, at his City of Oxon:"
And that for their Obedience therein they shall be saved
Treaty with the King.
Mr. Holles presented, from the Conference with the
Lords, a Letter from his Majesty; and a Message inclosed concerning a Cessation; and a Letter from my
Lord General Essex likewise, touching the Message sent
unto his Excellency for his Advice concerning a Cessation.
The which were both read.
And then Mr. Holles further informed the House, That
the Lords had appointed a Committee of Six of their
Members; and desire this House, if they think it fitting,
to appoint a Committee of a proportionable Number, to
meet this Afternoon at Three of Clock, to consider of
these Letters, and Message, concerning a Cessation.
Resolved, &c. That, in Return of this Conference, the
Lords shall be desired, that Members of both Houses
may speedily go to my Lord General, to advise with him
concerning the Manner, Limitations, and Qualifications,
of the Cessation; and to make a speedy Return of their
Resolutions, to both Houses.-
Coal Trade, &c.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Riche, and
The Lords have agreed to the Two Ordinances; the
One for Rating of Coals; the other, for the Stay of the
Ordered, That this Vote shall be delivered at a Conference with the Lords: And that Sir Tho. Barrington
do desire the Conference: And that Mr. Holles and Mr.
Pym do manage the Conference.
Raising Money in Chester, &c.
Ordered, That the Ordinances of the Fifteenth of February, and of the Twentieth of February, concerning
the Raising of Monies in the County of Chester, sent up
to the Lords, and not as yet passed there, be made now
Orders of this House only: And that the Clerk do sign
them as Orders of this House.
The like was ordered for the Instructions for Sussex.
Letter to Hotham.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety of the
Kingdom do write a Letter to Sir Jo. Hotham, in the
same Manner as Mr. Speaker should have done, to return him Thanks, &c. and declare the Care this House
has to provide Monies to pay the Garison.
Attempts on Lambeth House.
Mr. Glyn, Sir Robert Harley, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Peter
Wentworth, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Rowse, Sir Richard
Onslow, Mr. Priudeaux, Mr. Browne, Mr. Cage, Mr.
Corbett, Sir Robert Parkhurst, Mr. White, Mr. Pym;
This Committee is to take into Consideration the Petition of Dr. Leighton, Keeper of Lambeth House, Captain
Andrewes, Captain of the Guard there, and other Inhabitants of those Parts; and of the Representation of the
Attempts of the Inhabitants of Lambeth upon the Guard
at Lambeth House: And are to meet at Eight of the Clock
on Thursday Morning, in the Chequer Chamber: And
have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, &c.
Solliciting Pardon for Hockyn.
ORDERED, That James Coffyn and Hugh Prust of
Devon, and Hugh Prust of London, Gentlemen, shall
have Mr. Speaker's Warrant, quietly and peaceably to
travel to the King's Court, where ever it shall be residing;
to solicit the Pardon of Wm. Hockyn, late Captain in the
Militia, who casually did commit a Manslaughter.
Letter to Dublyn.
A Letter in Answer to divers Letters from the Committees at Dublyn, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, was this
Day read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented....
Treaty with the King.
Sir Tho. Barrington went to the Lords, to desire a Conference by Committees of both Houses, concerning the
Matter of the late Conference touching the Message from
his Majesty; and the Letter from my Lord General,
touching a Cessation.
An Ordinance for sequestring the Profits of the Parish
Church of Royne, in the County of Essex, into the Hands
of certain Sequestrators mentioned and named in the said
Sequestration, for the Use of Mr. Robert Atkins, Master
of Arts, a godly, learned, and orthodox Divine; who is
thereby appointed and required to preach every Lord's
Day, and to officiate as Parson, and to take Care for the
Discharge of the Cure of the said Place in all the Duties
thereof, until farther Order shall be taken by both Houses
of Parliament; was this Day read; and, by Vote upon the
Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the
Lords for their Concurrence.
Sir Ben. Rudyard, Sir John Clotworthy, Mr. Selden,
Mr. Grimston, Mr. Morley, and Sir Gilbert Gerard, are
appointed to receive such Informations as shall be offered
unto them by Sir Edmund Stafford.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Miles Brigg and Charles Chamberlaine, Collectors, Yesterday sent for, as Delinquents for
being in Arrear in their Collections, be forthwith discharged from any further Restraint, without paying Fees.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Henry Coles, Collector, formerly
sent for, as a Delinquent, for being in Arrear in his
Collection, be forthwith discharged from any further
Restraint without paying Fees.
A Proclamation, by his Majesty, intituled, "A Proclamation for the Safety of his Majesty's Navy, and the
Kingdom," was this Day read: And
Declaration in Answer.
It is Ordered, That Mr. Green, Mr. Browne, Mr. Whitlock, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Pym, Mr. Grimston, and Mr.
Hill, do prepare a Declaration in Answer to this Proclamation from his Majesty for the Safety of his Majesty's
Navy and the Kingdom: And are to meet on Thursday
Morning, at Eight of Clock, in the Court of Wards; and
so from time to time, as they shall think fit: And the
Care of this is especially recommended to Mr. Browne.
Treaty with the King.
Mr. Pym reports, That the Lords do agree totally with
this House in the Resolution delivered at this Conference:
And have appointed Two Members of their House to go
to my Lord General; and desire this House would appoint a Committee of a proportionable Number; and
that they may return on Thursday.
Sir Walter Erle, Sir John Corbet, Sir John Clotworthy,
and Mr. Pym, are appointed to go to the Lord General,
with a proportionable Number of the Lords, to advise
with him concerning the Manner, Limitations, and
Qualifications, of the Cessation.
Ordered, That Sir Harbotell Grimston, and Sir Thomas
Cheek, or either of them, shall go down to Harwich, to
see the Works and Fortifications there repaired; and to
take Care for the Disbursement of such Monies as are
appointed by Order of this House; or as shall be assigned
to those Purposes by the Deputy Lieutenants of the County
of Essex, or any Two of them: And are to consider and
certify unto the said Deputy Lieutenants, what Guard, as
also, what Arms, Ammunition, and other Necessaries,
are fit to be raised for the Defence of the said Works:
And have Power to appoint such Substitutes under them
for the better Effecting of this Service, as they shall think
fit: And are also hereby required to put the Propositions
for Raising of Horse, Money, and Plate, in Execution;
and to return the Names of such as have not contributed,
or not in Proportion answerable to their Estates.