Die Mercurii, 11 Maii, 1642.
THAT the Committee for the Declaration do withdraw.
St. Gregorie's Church.
Ordered, That the Committee for St. Gregorie's by
Paule's do meet this Afternoon, at Two post meridiem,
in the Court of Wards; and that they give notice to
the Parishioners of St. Gregorie's to attend: And that
Doctor Eden * * * .
Ordered, That the Committee for the Fines of Delinquents do meet de die in diem: And that Mr. Strode, be
Ordered, That the Auditors do certify, whether the
Members of the House have paid their Poll-money as
they were assessed the highest in the Four first Subsidies,
according to the Clause in the Statute: And that an
Order be sent to the Treasurers and Benchers of the Four
Inns of Court, to certify whether the Barristers and other
Students of the Inns of Court and Chancery have paid
the Poll-money according to the Act; and to certify the
Names of all the Benchers, Barristers, and Students,
that have paid, and not paid: And likewise, that the
Judges of each Bench, and the Principals of the Inns of
Chancery, do certify, whether the several Officers of the
several Courts, Clerks, and Attornies, have paid the
Poll-money, according to the Act; and to return the
Names of all such as have paid, and as have not paid:
And that the like Order be sent to the Doctors Commons,
to certify, whether the Doctors, Advocates, and Proctors,
and others there, liable by the Act, have paid their Pollmoney; and that the Doctors certify who have paid, and
who have not paid: And the several Parties within named,
whom it may concern, are required to return the said
Certificates, within a Week after the End of this Term.
Mr. Long, Mr. Strode, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Reynolds, Mr.
Pury, * Pennington, * Vassall, * Soame, * Spurstoe,
* Lane, * Whistler, are appointed to consider which is
the best Way for the Commissioners of the Poll-money
in London to collect the Monies payable by that Act from
the Yeomanry of the City: And that they do prepare an
Order to that Purpose, and present it to the House:
And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the
Thanks to the City.
Ordered, That the Members that serve for the City do
return Thanks to the City, from this House, for their
kind Entertainment of such Members of the House as
were there Yesterday.
That the Collectors of the Poll-money, in each County,
do, by a Day certain, pay in the Monies that are in their
Hands, either upon the original Poll-bill, or upon the
Order of Review, into the Hands of the Treasurers of
London, appointed by the Act.
The Committee for the State of Accounts do receive
the Account of the Treasurers of the Subsidies and Fifteens, granted 21° Jac. And, if there be any Arrears in
the Treasurers Hands, they have Power to receive it:
And they are to think of some Discharge to be given to
Money, &c Committee.
The Committee for Money and the State of the Accounts, do take some Course for the Putting of the Orders
concerning Monies into Execution.
That Mr. Reynolds do draw a Bill to enlarge the Time
for Subscriptions to the Adventure for Ireland.
Ordered, That the Committee for Money do meet this
Afternoon in the Treasury-chamber.
Ordered, That the Committee for Adventurers do examine and certify, whether all the Members that have
underwrit to the Adventure of Ireland, have paid in their
Monies according to their Subscriptions.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Rob. Riche and
Irish Adventurers Commission.
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you
the Draught of a Commission, which they have considered
of, and assented unto, concerning the Adventurers by
Sea for Ireland: They desire you would peruse it, and
Abuses in Wines.
They have likewise sent down an Act prepared for
the preventing the Abuses in Wines.
Mr. Whistler, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Lisle, are to peruse
and consider of the Commission sent from the Lords.
Message to Lords.
Sir H. Mildmay is likewise to desire the Lords to
expedite the Propositions propounded at the Conference
on Monday laft.
Fining the Convocation.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill for Fining
the Convocation men do meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Star-chamber.
Recusants Arrears, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee for Arrears of Recusants
do meet To-morrow, post meridiem, in the Treasurychamber: And that they do consider of the best and
speediest Way for Raising of Monies upon Recusants....
to the War of Ireland.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Chairmen of
all publick Committees shall have Power to send to private Committees, to call them to attend the Publick, at
such Times as he shall want Number to make a Committee: And that such as shall refuse to come, he shall
return their Names to the House.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Riche and
The Lords do desire a Conference, by Committees of
both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it
may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning a Letter which their Lordships have received this
Day from the French Ambassador; and likewise concerning the Matter of Gunpowder.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will give a present Meeting, as is
The Managers of the last Conference are appointed
Reporters of this.
Answer from Lords.
Sir H. Mildmay brings Answer, That the Lords will
give a present Meeting, as is desired: And, as touching
the Particulars propounded at the Conference on Monday
last, they have considered of them, and given Directions
for the Putting of them all in Execution.
Riots in Forests, &c.
Mr. Solicitor, according to an Order Yesterday, presented the Copy of an Order for Preventing of Riots in
the Forests, Chaces, and Parks of his Majesty: Which
was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto: And
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor do carry it up to the Lords,
to desire their Concurrence therein.
Conference; Providing Gunpowder.
Mr. Pym reports the Conference desired on the Lords
Part, begun by the Lord Keeper:
That the Lords had considered of the great Want of
That they had named a Committee for Gunpowder of
Six; and had given Power to their Committee to meet
at such Times and Places as they shall think fit.
Resolved, upon the Question, That there shall be a
Committee named to join with the Lords, to consider of
the Providing of Gunpowder.
* Evelyn, * Vassall, * Potts, * Pury, * Vane, *
Ven, Lord Wenman, * Spurstoe, * Cage, Mr. Rolle, *
Holland, * Mildmay;
This Committee is appointed to meet with a proportionable Committee of the Lords, to consider of Means
to furnish the Kingdom with Gunpowder: And have
Power to meet at such Times and Places as they shall
Affairs of the Palatinate.
Mr. Pym further reports, That there was another
Branch of that Conference delivered by the Earl of
Holland: That the French Ambassador had delivered to
their Lordships an Abstract of a Letter from the French
King his Master; wherein he expressed, that he hoped
there was some Mistake of Sir Tho. Row, Ambassador to
the King of Great Brittaine, in a Proposition made by
him to the King of Hungarie; "That the King of
Brittaine, would assist the House of Austria with Men
and Arms, so as the Pallatinate may be delivered up:"
Which the King of France conceived must be against
him; and also against the States of Holland; but could
not believe, that the King of Great Brittaine, or his
Parliament, would have made any such Offer against
the King of France and his Allies: And commands his
Ambassador to make Complaint thereof to the King and
Parliament. The Paper itself was read. And he said
further, That the Ambassador had acquainted the Lord
Faulkland therewith; to the End his Majesty may be
made acquainted with it: And that the Lords conceived
it to be a Thing of great Consequence.
That a Day shall be appointed for taking into Consideration this Paper of Advice to the French Ambassador, of the Business concerning the Palatinate.
Ordered, That the Debate of the Extract of a Letter
sent to the French Ambassador, and delivered at this
Conference, concerning this Business of the Palatinate,
be resumed on Tuesday next.
St. Gregorie's Church.
Ordered, That, in this Case of St. Gregorie's, in respect
it is no Impeachment, but a Declaration of the Injuries
done to the Parishioners, and of their private Interest,
that no Members of this House shall attend the Management of it before the Lords.
Mr. Reynolds reports the Amendments to the Commission: Which were read; and assented unto; and ordered to be presently sent to the Clerk of the Crown.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of many of his
Majesty's Subjects, the Clothiers and others, in the
County of Kent, be referred to the Committee for
Clothing, where Mr. Whittlock has the Chair.