Die Martis, 29 Novembris, 1642.
AN Order for making of Lionell Sherwood and Hamand Craske Captains of the Volunteers in the City
of Norwich (which was the like with that for Yarmouth)
was read; and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented
unto; and ordered to be carried to the Lords, for their
Whereas the City of Norwich hath advanced, upon
the Propositions, Four thousand Six hundred Pounds,
whereof Three thousand Pounds are paid into the Treasurers at Guildhall: And whereas the Townsmen desire
that Eight Pieces of Ordnance, and Ammunition proportionable, may be allowed them out of their Proposition
Monies, in regard .. the Danger that That City may be
in, if her Majesty land in that County; and that they
may fortify themselves for the Defence of that Place:
It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, in
Parliament assembled, That four hundred Pounds in
Money and Plate, of the Proposition Monies yet remaining in the Hands of the Committees at Norwich,
shall be employed by them in Buying of the said Pieces
of Ordnance, and Fortifying of the said City.
Oats seized in the Mews.
Ordered, That Mr. Darley shall be joined with the
Commissary, or such others as the Lord General shall
appoint, to see the Oats seized in the Mews by Order
of this House, disposed of, upon Account, for the Use of
the Army: And that the Monies due to Mr. Manley, the
Purveyor for the Oats, that provided these Oats, shall be
paid him out of the Monies that come into the Exchequer.
Ordered, That the Proposition of Nicolas Nayle, an
Irishman, to supply the Province of Munster with Wheat,
be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for
the Affairs of Ireland.
Citizens to open their Shops.
That the Lord Mayor be moved to give Order, That
the Citizens may open their Shops.
The Lords to concur herein.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Strode went up with Yesterday's Message, and the
Message appointed on Saturday last; and was appointed
to desire the Lords to sit awhile.
Seizing, &c. of Horses.
Ordered, That the Committee, and Order, for Seizing
and Discharging of Horses * * * *.
An Order for the Enlarging and Making of some Additions to the late Ordinance for Assessing and Raising
of Monies in the Cities of London and Westminster, and
Suburbs, was read; and, by Vote, upon the Question,
Ordered, That, on Thursday next, the House shall
take into Consideration the farther providing of Monies.
Ordered, That such as have contributed, and their
Contributions accepted, and that shall bring their Acquittances to Mr. Speaker, shall have his Warrant to
protect them from plundering, or having any Wrong
done unto them by any of the Officers or Soldiers of the
Army, under the Command of my Lord General the Earl
of Essex, or any other Forces raised by Parliament.
Provisions for Army.
The Names of such as are to be recommended to the
Parliament, for the Execution of the Order concerning
Provisions for the Parliament Forces in the County of
Jo. Hampden, Arth. Goodwyn, Esquires; Sir Peter
Temple, Sir Richard Ingolsby, Sir Wm. Andrews, Sir
Rich. Piggott, Knights; Rich. Winwood, Bulstrode
Whittlock, H. Bulstrode, Rich. Serjant, Tho. Tyrrell,
Rich. Greenvile, Edm. West, Robert Eccleston, Esquires.
An Order for the Making of Provisions in the several
Counties for Relief of the Parliament Forces was this
Day read; and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented
unto; and carried up unto the Lords, for their Concurrence.
Defence of Bristoll.
Ordered, That the Mayor, Aldermen, Sheriffs, Deputy Lieutenants, and other Officers, and Magistrates,
of the City of Bristoll, be hereby authorized and required
to take into their City such Forces of Foot and Horse as
the Lord General, or the Deputy Lieutenants of the
Counties of Gloucester and Somersett, or any two of
them, shall think fit to send in, for the Defence and
Safety of the said City: And likewise to suffer and
permit such farther Acts to be done and executed here,
as shall be thought fit by the said Deputy Lieutenants,
or any two of them, for the better Security of the said
City, and Places adjacent.
Defence of Southampton.
The like Order to be made for the Town of Southampton, mutatis mutandis: And that the Clerk be enabled
to deliver out Copies of the same Order accordingly.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Strode brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to
the Orders brought up by him; and to the Addition of
the Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Bedford: But
as to the other Part of his Message, concerning moving
their Members and Assistants to contribute, they will
send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message to Lords.
Sir H. Vane carried up to the Lords the Commission
for well-affected Persons to set forth Ships for the Defence of the Northern Counties; the Orders for Lionell
Sherwood and Hamond Craske, to be Captains of the
Volunteers in the City of Norwich; the Order for the
said City to have Eight Pieces of Ordnance; the Ordinance concerning Mr. Pickering in Scotland; the Order
concerning Cheshire; the Order concerning the Merchant Adventurers; the Order for Additions and Explanations to be made to the Order for Assessing of
Monies in the Cities of London, and Suburbs, &c.; the
Order for Provisions in the several Counties for the Parliament Forces; the Names of the Committees for those
Provisions in the County of Bucks; the Order for the
Citizens to open their Shops: And was to move, That
the late Ordinance for assessing Monies, with the
Additions and Explanations now carried up, might be
forthwith printed; and that the Lords would sit awhile.
Mr. Holles carried up to the Lords, the Order for
Bristol: And was to move the Lords, That the like
might be made for Southampton. He likewise carried up
an Order for giving the Publick Faith to such as should
contribute to the Defence of the County of Sussex: The
which was read here; and, by Vote upon the Question,
assented. He was likewise to move the Lords, that they
would summon the Earl of Thanett to give an Account
of his Fact, in sending Forces into Chichester, against
Members to attend.
Ordered, That the Burgesses that serve for the Town
of Southampton, be summoned forthwith to attend the
Service of the House; all Delays and Excuses set apart.
Ordered, That Mr. Jo. Alford be summoned forthwith
to attend the Service of the House.
Answer from Lords.
Sir H. Vane brings Answer, That the Lords do agree
to all the Orders and Ordinances carried up by him; and
that the Ordinance concerning the Assessing of Monies
in the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Suburbs, with the Additions and Explanations, be printed;
and likewise that the Order for Provisions for the Army
to be made in the several Counties, be printed.
Ordered, That this Declaration concerning the Nominating and electing of Sheriffs, be re-committed unto all
the Lawyers of the House: And they are to meet this
Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber: And they are to bring it in on Thursday Morning
next: And the Care of it is especially recommended unto
Mr. Serjeant Wilde.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Holles brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to
the Orders concerning Bristoll and Southampton; and
to the Order concerning Sussex.
Letter to Bristoll.
And Mr. Holles is appointed to write a Letter to the
City of Bristoll to this Purpose.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Speaker shall
issue forth his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in
Chancery, to make forth a new Writ, for Electing of
another Burgess to serve for the Town of Preston in
the County of Lancashire, in the Stead of Mr. Tho.
Standish, formerly chosen to serve for that Town, and
Defence of Isle of Wight.
Ordered, That Mr. Glyn and Mr. Browne do prepare
an Order that may be agreeable to the Act of Parliament
for the Paying of Seven hundred and Fifty Pounds remaining in the Hands of the Collectors of the Isle of
Wight, to be paid upon Account, into the Hands of
Lieutenant Colonel Carne, to be employed in Providing
of such Necessaries as shall be requisite for the Defence
and safety of that Place.
Peake's, &c. Indemnity.
WHEREAS Edward Peake, Thomas Wilson, Robert
Freind, John Mandey, John Mace, Mathew Stocks,
Jervas Shelvey, Thomas Basset, John Boatman, William
Owen, have, by Warrants from the Deputy Lieutenants of
the County of Kent, brought up to the Commons House
of Parliament, Hopestill Tilden Jurate of Sandwich, Robert Jeggard Town Clerk, Robert Lovell Rector of St.
Peter's Parish, in Sandwich aforesaid: The House doth
Declare, That it is an acceptable Service in the said Persons, or any other that assisted them, in the Apprehending and Bringing up of the said Persons: And that they
shall be saved harmless and indemnified by this House.
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