Die Mercurii, 23 Novembris, 1642.
UPON the humble Petition of George Gildon,
Under Sheriff of Surrey, now a Prisoner in the
Compter of Southwarke;
It is Ordered, That he be forthwith discharged from
any farther Imprisonment.
The humble Petition of Mr. Robert Trelawny, of Plymouth, was this Day read, for his Release; but nothing
done upon it.
Ordered, That Mr. Robert Trelawney be forthwith committed Prisoner to Winchester House, there to remain
during the Pleasure of the House.
Earl of Warwick surrenders his Commission.
Mr. Glyn reports the Conference Yesterday with the
That the Earl of Warwicke did declare his Acknowledgment of the great Honour both Houses had done him,
in appointing him General of the Forces raised in and
about London: That he conceives the Charge of the
Commonwealth is such, that it would be much to their
Disadvantage, to bring upon themselves a double Charge:
That his Lifeguard will stand the Commonwealth in
Two thousand Pounds in Raising, and Two thousand
Pounds a Month, besides other Charges: That he did
This not out of any Indisposition to the Service, but merely
out of a provident Care for the Commonwealth; and
therefore did lay down his Commission: Which the
Lords did give way unto; and desired the House of
Commons Consent thereunto.
Respited, till the Earl of Warwick be first spoken with.
Mr. Strode, Mr. Long, to speak.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the
Surrender of the Earl of Warwick his Commission: And
hat Thanks be returned to his Lordship.
Commission of Assessment.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That the
several Commissioners in the several Counties of this
Kingdom, upon the Assessing and Payment of the first
Payment upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds,
have Power by That Commission, to assess the Payment
of the Second Payment, upon the said Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds; and doth Order, That they be
injoined to do the same accordingly.
Condition of Munster.
A Letter from the Lord Inchequin, and the Council of
War in Munster, of the 25° of October; a Letter from
the Lord Inchequin, of the 11th of November; a Letter
from the Earl of Thomond, of the last of August; and
a Petition from Sir Hardes Waller; all expressing the
miserable Condition of the Province of Munster, and
the Army there.
Abuse in transporting Money.
A Letter from the Committee in Ireland, of the Second of November, 1542.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Affairs of Ireland, to inquire after the Abuse informed to
be committed in the Transport of the Monies into Ireland;
and to call before them Mr. Henly, and the Agents of
Mr. Loftus: And that Mr. Glyn, and Mr. Jennour be
added to this Committee, as to this Business.
Provisions for Ireland.
That the speedy Supply of Corn and Victuals to be
immediately sent into Munster, be referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland; and likewise to consider
to advance Monies to the Commissaries for Victuals, that
the Provisions they have in their Stores may be speedily
sent away into Ireland. They are likewise to prepare Orders to be sent to Barnstaple and Exon, for the Sending
of Provisions from thence.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. *
The Lords have adjourned till Four of Clock this Afternoon; and they desire this House would do the like, if
it may stand with their Conveniency.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the
House has resolved to sit this Afternoon, at Four of Clock.
Mr. Jennour, Mr. Spurstoe, Mr. Ashe, are appointed
to prepare an Order, to be added to the Order to supply
the Defects of the Order to be sent into the several
Wards concerning the Bringing in of Monies upon the
The which Order Mr. Marten presented from the Committee.
It is Ordered, by the and Commons, assembled in
Parliament, that the Master or Wardens of the Company
of Mercers do summon the Assistants and Livery of the
said Company as they shall think fit, or usually call to
their Quarter Courts, to meet at their Hall on Saturday
next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon: there to
attend and receive the farther Pleasure and Direction of
both Houses of Parliament.
The very like Order was made for all the other Companies.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Whereas the House has been informed that divers Persons in the several Wards have subscribed several Sums,
and have not brought in their Monies according to their
Subscriptions: It is Ordered, That Mr. Jennour, Mr.
Spurstoe, and Mr. Ashe, do forthwith repair to my Lord
Mayor; and desire him to send to the particular Persons
that went through the several Wards, to bring in their
Books; and, upon Perusal of them, to send to all such
particular Men as have not paid in their Monies according to their Subscriptions, and to require them, that they
forthwith pay in their Monies, in regard the Necessities
are present and urgent. That the Lord Mayor be desired to summon a Common Hall, to meet on Friday
next, at Three post meridiem: And that some Members
of both Houses may be appointed to repair thither; to
express the great Necessities and Danger that hangs over
the City, and the whole Kingdom, at this present; and
to propound unto them the Loan of the Plate in their
several Halls, towards the Supply of the great Occasion.
Lord Ruthen to move the Lords for their Concurrence
in this Order.
Mr. Rolle is appointed to go to the Lord Mayor, to
desire him to summon a Common Hall accordingly.
Weekly Subscriptions, &c.
Mr. Whittlock, Sir H. Vane, Sir H. Mildmay, or either
of them, are appointed to confer with the Committee for
the Militia in London, to know in what State the weekly
Subscriptions for Maintaining of Men, and the general
Subscriptions for setting forth a Body of Horse now
stands; and to report it to the House To-morrow
Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Whitlock, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Browne,
Mr. Sollicitor, Mr. Long, Mr. Hill, Serjeant Wilde, Mr.
This Committee, or any Three of them, are to consider
of this Order presented for the Assessing of Monies.
Mr. Browne is especially to take Care of this Order;
And they are to bring it in To-morrow Morning: And
they are to consider how the like Order may be made for
Westminster, and the Suburbs and Places adjacent.
Ordered, That on Friday Morning next, the House
shall take into Consideration a general Assess to be laid
throughout the whole Kingdom, for the Supply of the
great Occasions of England and Ireland.
Refusals to pay Assessment.
ORDERED, That it be referred to the Committee for Dispatches, to receive the Names of all such
Persons, in.. about Westminster and Middlesex, as are
returned, for refusing to pay their Proportion of the Monies assessed, for the Setting up of Courts of Guard, Posts,
and Chains, and for defraying the Charges for guarding
and watching; and to consider of some Course how these
Monies may be levied on the Inhabitants Estates, that
those that have disbursed the Monies for setting them up,
may be repaid: And that they have Power to restrain
such Persons, concerning this Matter, as they shall find
Message to Ld. General.
Ordered, That Sir Ar. Haselrigg do move the Lord
General, from this House, not to omit any Opportunity
of Advantage, in disposing of his Army for the Preservation of the Peace of the Kingdom, and keeping the
People from being plundered; and particularly to have a
Care of Farnham Castle: And to acquaint him, that
Care shall be taken that Money shall follow him with all
Leave of Absence, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Drake shall have Leave to go into
the Country; and shall have the Protection of this House
for his Safeguard.
Affairs at Chichester.
A Letter from Sussex, signed by Edw. Higgons, Wm.
Cawley, and Hen. Chitty, directed to Mr. Speaker, was
read; signifying that the new Sheriff had possessed himself of the City of Chichester, and have put a Garrison
into that City, and seized on the Ordnance and Ammunition there; and that Sir Wm. Morley, and others,
Members of the House, and other Gentlemen in that
County, have been assisting to the said Sheriff herein, and
in putting in Execution the Commission of Array.
Members disabled to sit.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Wm. Morley,
Sir Tho. Bowyer, Mr. Mayo, and Mr. Leeds, shall be disabled for being any longer Members of this House: And
that Mr. Speaker shall grant his Warrant for Writs for
Elections of new Members in their Stead.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Wm. Morley, shall be impeached
by this House: And that Mr. Glyn and Mr. Prideaux
do draw the Impeachment, and present it to the House.
Persons sent for.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Wm. Morley, Sir Tho. Bowyer,
Mr. Mayo and Mr. Leeds, shall be forthwith sent for, as
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Fordc, High Sheriff of the
County of Sussex, Sir John Morley, Sir Edw. Bishopp,
Robert Anderson Counsellor at Law, Nico. Wolfe, Fra.
Shallett, Tho. Gunter, Jo. Apsley, Mr. Rishton, Fra Drury,
Geo. Gunter, Philip King, and John King, Mr. Heath, and
Edw. Osborne, shall be forthwith sent for, as Delinquents.
Upon Mr. Green's Report from the Committee for the
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That the Beer,
Wine, and Spicery, in the Ship Amitie, bound for Newcastle, shall be delivered to the several Owners thereof.
And further Resolved, &c. That the One hundred Quarters of Wheat, laden aboard the Ship Amitie, bound for
Newcastle, shall be disposed of for the Service and Relief
of the Province of Munster: And that the Committee for
the Affairs of Ireland do take Care to convey the same
speedily into Ireland: And further Ordered, That Twelve
Pounds shall be paid, by the Committee of Adventures
for Ireland, to the Master of the Ship, for his Demurrage,
in staying with the Corn.
Ordered, That the Candles seized likewise in the said
Ship, shall be delivered to the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, to be employed for the Service of
Anfwer to King's Message.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whitfeild and
The Lords desire a present Conference in the Painted
Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this
House, presently, by Committees of both Houses, concerning an Answer to be sent to his Majesty's late
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House has considered their Lordships Message;
and will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Mr. Holles, Mr. Pymme, Sir Henry Vane junior, and
Mr. Glyn, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Ordered, That Sir John Digby be forthwith committed
Prisoner to the Fleet, there to remain during the Pleasure
of the House.
Anfwer to King's Message.
Mr. Pym reports from the Conference; That the Lord
of Holland presented an Answer, which their Lordships
thought fit to be presented to his Majesty, as an Answer
to his Majesty's late Message: Which was read in
May it please Your Majesty,
IT is humbly desired by both Houses of Parliament,
that Your Majesty will be pleased to return to Your Parliament, with Your Royal, not Your Martial Attendance,
to the end that Religion, Laws, and Liberties, may be
settled and secured by their Advice; finding by a late and
sad Accident, that Your Majesty is invironed by some
such Counsellors as do rather persuade a desperate Division, than a Joining and a good Agreement with Your
Parliament and People: And we shall be ready to give
Your Majesty Assurances of such Security as may be for
Your Honour, and the Safety of Your Royal Person; or
else we shall, in convenient Time, consider of fit Propositions to present unto Your Majesty, such as may be for
the Preservation of God's true Religion, Your Majesty's
Honour, Safety, and Prosperity, and to the Peace and
Happiness of this and Your other Kingdoms.
Resolved, &c. That the latter Part, beginning with the
Words "or else," to the End, shall be left out.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth assent to the former
Part, from the Beginning, to the Words "or else."
Message to Ld. General.
Ordered, That the Lords be moved at the next Conference to join with this House, to send to the Lord
General my Lord of Essex, to desire him to go on with
all Advantages in prosecuting the War.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Holles, and Mr. Solicitor, are appointed
Managers of this Conference.
Ordered, That the Four Horses now stayed, of Sir
Francis Inglefeild's, be seized, and listed for the Service
of the Commonwealth, that then they shall be delivered
unto Sir Arthur Haselrig, who has a Warrant under my
Lord General's Hand, for recruiting his Troop.
Ordered, That the Horses of Mr. Halley of Brainford,
seized for the Service of the Commonwealth, be delivered, One to Sir Arthur Haselrig, and One to Captain
Antony Mildmay, who both have Warrants, under my
Lord General's Hand, for recruiting their Troops.
Ordered, That Sir John Beurgoine's Three Horses,
stayed by the general Order of both Houses, and listed
by the Commissaries for the Service of the Commonwealth, be forthwith discharged: And that, if they be
employed in the Service of the Commonwealth, that they
send Three other Horses, that may supply their Turns;
and that those may be immediately delivered to Sir John
Beurgoyne, according to this Order.
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