Die Veneris, 11 Novembris, 1642.
ORDERED, That the Colonels and Captains of
the Trained Bands in the Cities of London and
Westminster, and Middlesex, &c. may inflict Punishment upon such Soldiers under their Command, as shall
refuse to repair to their Colours, and do their Duty,
being commanded thereunto, according to the Custom
of an Army in the Time of War: And that the Lords
be moved to join herein.
Petition presented to the King.
A Letter from Lord Wenman, Mr. Perepointe, and
Sir Jo. Hepsley, dated at Uxbridge, 10 No. instant, was
read; signifying to the Parliament, That they had
attended his Majesty with the Petition.
Proceedings against Manwaring.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir H. Manwaring
shall be disabled from being any longer a Member of the
Brotherhood of the Trinity-house; and that this Order be
added to the former, concerning Sir H. Manwaring.
Ordered, That the Lord Baltinglasse be discharged
from any further Attendance.
Person to remain in Custody.
Ordered, That Mr. Howe shall remain in Custody till
To-morrow Morning, that his Papers may be better
examined in the mean time.
Person to attend in Custody.
Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Niclas be summoned forthwith to attend the House in safe Custody: And that it
be referred to the Committee for Examinations, to
examine and consider of it.
Ordered, That the Debtors for the Aqueduct Money
shall have Discharges from this House, for so much of
the Monies remaining in their Hands, as they shall pay
into the Chamber of London.
Person committed by E. of Essex.
Ordered, That Serjeant Whitfield's Man, committed
Prisoner to the Gatehowse, by his Excellency the Earl of
Essex, do remain there as a Prisoner during the Pleasure
of the House.
Gunners in the Tower.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House do consent to allow unto the Ten Gunners, appointed to be
employed in the Service of the Commonwealth in the
Tower, these Rates following; viz. To the Master Gunner, at Three Shillings and Four Pence per diem: To the
rest, at Twelve Shillings per Week each Man.
Ordered, That the Three Horses kept at the House
of Mr. Chace, Parson of Chiselhurst in Kent, to the Terror of the Inhabitants thereabouts, shall be forthwith
seized, and sent up to London: And Mr. Strode is to
take Care, that this be done accordingly; and to dispose
of One of the said Horses for the Service of the Commonwealth: And that the other Two be disposed of by
the Lord General: And all Constables, &c. are required
to be aiding and assisting herein.
Persons sent for.
Upon a Letter reported from the Committee, written
by Mr. Robert Heywood, which gives the House just
Occasion to suspect him to be an Intelligencer;
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Robert
Heywood be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the
Serjeant at Arms attending on this House.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Wm. Ratcliffe
stand committed, during the Pleasure of the House, to
the Bishop of Winton's House, which is now appointed
Bp. of Win-ton's House.
That the Bishop of Winton's House, in Southwark,
shall be appointed to be a Prison, to keep Prisoners in.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Tho. Davenish
be appointed Keeper of the said Prison.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Thomas Russell
Clerk, Parson of St. John's in Lewis, formerly sent for,
as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms, upon his
humble Petition, be forthwith discharged.
Ordered, That Lieutenant Colonel Essex, late Governor of Worcester, be required forthwith to commit Mr.
John Howghton and Mr. George Streete, who were committed to his Charge by the Committee of Lords and
Commons, at Worcester, to the Gaol at Gloucester, till
the House take farther Order; or else to send them up
in safe Custody to the Parliament.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Hamon Claxton, now in the Serjeant's Custody, for disaffecting
People in the County of Norfolk, to the Service of the
Parliament, be forthwith committed Prisoner to the
House of the Bishop of Winton.
War in Ireland.
Ordered, That the House do take into Consideration,
on Monday Morning next, how to support the War in
House to sit.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech
and * *;
The Lords purpose to sit this Afternoon, at Four of
Clock, because they expect to hear some.... from the
Messengers sent to Court; and do desire this House
would do the like, if it may stand with their Conveniency.
Ordered, That the House do meet this Afternoon, at
Four of Clock.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the
House has resolved to sit this Afternoon, at Four of
Escape of Smyth, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Gatehowse, to examine the Business concerning the
Escape of Smyth; and to take into Consideration a fit
Man to be appointed Under Keeper of the Gatehowse,
as Broccas was; and to present him to the House: And
to consider whether the Profits of the Custody of the
said Prison be sequestered by Order of both or either
House: Otherwise, that Mrs. Weekes may have the
Message to Lords.
Sir Peter Wentworth is appointed to carry up to the
Lords, the Form of Thanks to the Lord General: The
Orders concerning the Lieutenant of the Tower, for the
Safety of the Tower: The Addition to the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Kent: The Order for Two
hundred Pounds out of the Proposition Monies to Malden: The Order for Taunton to have Three hundred
Pounds out of their Contribution Monies: The Order
for Twenty Pounds to be paid to Mr. Michell, a Minister lately come out of Ireland: The Order concerning
pulling down the Sheds about the City Walls: The Order
for the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Surrey.
The Lords were risen; so that he is appointed to
carry them this Afternoon at Four of Clock.
Forces for Bristoll.
Ordered, That Mr. Holles do acquaint the Committee
for the Defence of the Kingdom, with the Desires of
the City of Bristoll, concerning some Strength and
Forces to be sent to that Town.
Loans from Citizens, &c.
WHEREAS divers well-affected Persons, Citizens
of the City of London, and others, have advanced several
great Sums of Money, and other Supplies, for the Safety
of the King, Parliament, and Kingdom; and also have
set forth many Soldiers under the several Commands
of their Excellencies the Earls of Essex and Warwick;
notwithstanding all which said former Advances, and for
the better Supply of the said Forces, as also for the more
sure Preservation and Safety of the King, Parliament,
and City, which so much concerns the Publick; and no
way to hinder or backward the said former Undertakings
or Intentions; divers of the said well-affected Persons
are, and do declare themselves, yet willing, and ready,
farther to undertake and advance a considerable Number
of Soldiers; and them to arm, maintain, and pay, for
several Months ensuing, or during these Times of Dangers and Distractions, for the Purposes aforesaid; provided they may have the publick Faith of the Kingdom,
for Repayment of all such Sums of Money, which they
shall so advance by way of Loan: All which is declared,
by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament, to be an
acceptable Service to the King, Parliament, and Kingdom; and neceffarily tending to the Preservation of
them: And do therefore Order, That all such as shall
furnish Men, Money, Horse, or Arms for this Service,
shall have the same fully repaid again, with Interest for
the Forbearance thereof, from the Times disbursed:
And for the true Payment thereof, do hereby engage,
to all and every such Person and Persons, the Publick
Faith of the Kingdom: And do farther Order, That
the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs of London, for the time
being, shall, by themselves, and such Sub-committee as
they shall appoint, to take the said Subscriptions: Who
are to order the Performance of this Service, for the
THE humble Petition of divers Ministers and Citizens of the City of London was this Day read: Which
preferred many Heads of weighty Consideration.
Some of the Parties that presented the Petition were
called in; and did express their Forwardness to perform
all the Particulars expressed in the said Petition.
The Petitioners were again called in: And Mr. Speaker
told them "That the Petition was full of Expressions of
Loyalty to the King, and of great Importance to the
Commonwealth: And that he had Command from the
House to return their hearty Thanks: And had appointed
a very short Time to take it into a farther and more
serious Consideration: Which was To-morrow."
Ordered, That this Petition, from divers of the Citizens and Ministers of London be taken into Consideration
the first Business To-morrow Morning.
Message to Lords.
Sir Peter Wentworth went up to the Lords, and carried
the Orders concerning Two hundred Pounds to Malden,
out of the Propositions: The Order for Watford; for the
Soldiers repairing to their Colours: And the Form of
Thanks to the Lord General Essex.
Arms to Sadler.
The House does approve of the Twenty-four Pikes
delivered to Captain Sadler, by the Deputy Lieutenants
of the County of Herts; being Part of the Arms scattered by the Soldiers of the Army under the Command
of the Earl of Essex.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Peter Wentworth brings Answer, That the Lords
do agree to the Order concerning the Two hundred
Pounds to Malden; to the Order for Watford; to the
Order for Beating up of Drums for Soldiers to repair to
their Colours; and to the Form of Thanks to be given
to the Earl of Essex; the which they desire may be
entered, to stand for ever upon Record, and printed in
perpetuam Rei memoriam.
Interest on Loans.
Ordered, That Mr. Wheeler do bring in an Order,
To-morrow Morning, for the Treasurers for the Bill of
Four hundred thousand Pounds, to pay the Interest due
for about the Sum of Fourteen thousand Pounds, taken
up upon the Credit and Security of divers Members of
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Ordered, That the Lord General be moved to grant
no Commission for the Raising of any new Troops, till
the old Troops be recruited.
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