Die Martis, 18 Octobris, 1642.
ORDERED, That the Pamphlet, intituled, "The
Examinations of Sir Ralph Hopton, &c." be referred to the Committee for Printing; to inquire out
the Author and the Printer: And that they sit daily,
and put the Ordinance concerning Printing in Execution: And that they shall have Power to send for and
apprehend such, as Delinquents, as shall appear guilty
and faulty before the said Committee.
Ships for Irish Coasts.
Mr. Green presented from the Committee of the Navy,
an Order for the Winter Guard of Ten Ships upon the
Coasts of Ireland: Which was read; and referred to the
Committee for Adventurers: Who are to consider of it
this Day; and to bring it in To-morrow Morning.
Letters of Mart.
An Ordinance for Setting forth of Ships by Letters of
Mart, for the Guard of the Seas, was this Day read;
and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
nominate and allow of Earl of Northumberland, Earl of
Warwick, Earl of Holland, Mr. Green, Mr. Marten,
.. H. Vane, Mr. Rolle, Sir Ro. Pye, Sir H. Vane junior,
to be Commissioners intrusted for the Matters of Admiralty: And it is referred to the Committee for the Navy
to prepare an Ordinance to enable the forenamed Persons
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for
the Admiralty, to consider of some Course to prevent the
Mischief that arises from the Transporting and Alienating
of Ordnance; and to consider of easing the Rates that
are required upon the Bonds and Licences, that the
Subject obtains for such Ordnance as he carries aboard
his Ship: And the Commissioners are enabled to grant
Licences in the usual Manner.
Seizing Arms, &c.
The Under Sheriff * Dale was called in; and did
confess, that he had been at the House of Sir Edw.
Aiscough, and took away all his Arms, by the Warrant
of the High Sheriff, and the Command of the Lord
Willoughby, Sir Charles Dallison, the High Sheriff
Sir Peregrinc Bartie.-
Sir Jo. Mounson, and Sir Charles Dallison, commanded the Constables to furnish him with Horses; and
was commanded and promised Protection to the Houses
of Sir Edw. Aiscough, Anth. Irebye, Mr. Fienes, Captain
Hatcher, Captain Lister, Sir Christ. Wray.
Eighteen Musquets sent complete, with Powder and
Match.-The Arms of Sir Edward Aiscough, sent by
him to the Sheriff.
The rest in the Palace at Lincolne, which he will deliver all *: All laid up there by the Sheriff's Command.
Resolved, That Dale, the Under Sheriff of the County
of Lincolne, be bailed for the present: And that he be
injoined to restore all the Arms, Powder, and Ammunition, that he has in his Custody, or has taken away; and
to carry them to the several Places from whence they
were taken: And that he proceed with Diligence in levying the Process upon Recusants, according to Law.
The Under Sheriff was again called in: And being
demanded if he knew who framed the Petition; he
thought it was Sir Jervas Scroope and Sir Jo. Mounson.
Sir Anth. Irby acquaints the House, That the Plate
he seized at the High Sheriff's of Lincolneshire, was not
his, but Mr. Boroughe's, that married his Daughter; and
that he restored it to her again.
Resolved, That the House doth approve of this Bestowing of the Plate so disposed of by Sir Anth. Irby.
King's Commissions to Papists.
Mr. Glyn, Mr. Pierrepointe, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Blakeston, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Marten, Mr. Asherst, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Hill.
This Committee, or any Three of them, are to meet
this Afternoon in the Court of Wards, to prepare a
Declaration upon the Informations that are given of
Commissions issued out from his Majesty to Papists,
for Raising of Men.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
approve of, and nominate, Sir Edmund Fowell, Edmund
Parker Esquire, Sir Shilston Calmady, Rob. Savery
Esquire, Hugh Fortescue Esquire of Wear, Jo. Courtney
Esquire of Melham, Sir Tho. Drew, Hen. Walrond
Esquire, Wm. Fry Esquire, senior, to be Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Devon; and Mr. Jo. Bingham
to be Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Dorsett.
Letter to Counties.
Mr. Pierrepointe reported from the Committee for the
Safety of the Kingdom, this Letter following, to be sent
into the Counties adjoining:
We the Lords and Commons, knowing the Destruction of our Religion, Laws, and Liberty, would follow,
if the King's Army, consisting of Papists, and all Sorts
of Malignants (now clothed and fed with the Spoils of the
Subjects), should prevail; do conceive we are in Duty
bound to send you these Advertisements; and to let you
know what, in our Opinions, are the Means to prevent
The King's Army hath had, of long time, little or no
Pay: The Provisions of the Country, where they now
remain, are consumed: These Wants do necessitate them
to remove into some other Parts of the Kingdom; having
no means of Subsistence, but by Plundering and Rapines,
which are freely allowed unto them.
Their Remove will, in Likelihood, be towards the
City of London; the Counties in their Way being plentiful
of all Provisions, and well-affected Persons to the King
and Parliament; the more fit Prey for them.
And though we doubt not but by God's Blessing, and
the Care and Vigilancy of the General, all Means will be
used to keep the Seat of the War where it is; yet, to prevent any future Accident of Danger, and to preserve you
in Peace and Safety, we have thought fit to require you
to assemble the Country together, and give them Notice hereof forthwith; and to raise out of the Trained
Bands, or other able Men in their Places, or of Volunteers, the Number of, all well and completely
armed, out of the County; to be ready at an Hour's
Warning; to be conducted by some you shall appoint,
to some Rendezvous, as you shall receive further Directions from us.
This Letter was read, and assented to; and ordered
to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence: And
referred to the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom, to take Care and give Order for the Perfecting and
Sending away of these Letters.
Scotch Commissioners, &c.
The Second Declaration from the Commissioners and
Council of Scotland; whereby they desire a Safe Conduct,
to the end they may come with Safety, and propound
unto the King and Parliament some Propositions of
Treaty, whereby these Differences now in this Kingdom
may be made up; was this Day read.
And the House fell into a serious Debate thereof.
And, after Debate,
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That the Commissioners of the Kingdom of Scotland, for conserving of
the Peace, that intend to come from thence to his Majesty
and the Parliament of this Kingdom, shall have a Safe
Conduct granted them: And that the Lords Concurrence
be desired herein.
Sir H. Vane junior, Mr. Pierrepointe, Sir Wm. Armyn,
Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Pym, are appointed to
meet this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in the Court of
Wards, to prepare an Answer to the Declaration of the
Commissioners of Scotland for conserving the Peace. It
is likewise referred unto them to make some General
Answer to the Declaration of the Secret Council; and
to the Declaration of the Commissioners of the General
Assembly; and to acquaint them what Progress the Bill
of the Assembly has had.
Persons not contributing.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Potts, and the rest of the Deputy
Lieutenants and Committees intrusted with advancing
the Propositions for Raising of Horse, Money, and Plate,
in the County of Norfolk, or any One of them, shall have
Power, according to the Resolutions of both Houses, to
disarm Sir Nich. Lestrange Baronet, Sir Haman Lestrange,
Sir Robert Kemp, Sir Jo. Spelman, Knights, Erasmus
Erle, Edward Heyward, Esquires, for not contributing
with the rest of the good Subjects to the common Charge,
in this Time of imminent Danger.
Persons to be summoned.
Ordered, That Erasmus Erle and Edw. Heyward
Esquires be forthwith summoned to attend this House.
Ordered, That the Serjeant send a good able Man, for
the Apprehending of those Gentlemen of Dorsetshire
formerly voted for Delinquents: And that the Deputy
Lieutenants give him their best Assistance.
Bishops, &c. Sequestrations.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning the Sequestration of the Rents of Archbishops, Bishops, Delinquents, &c. do meet this Afternoon; and bring in their
Report To-morrow Morning.
Sequestration of King's Revenue.
Ordered, That the Manner of the Execution of the
Vote concerning the Sequestration of his Majesty's Revenue, be referred to the Committee for the King's
Revenue, where Mr. Rous has the Chair: And they are
required to put the same in Execution accordingly.
Persons sent for.
Resolved, &c. That Robert Stockwell, of Northsidworth
in the County of Wilts, be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, for refusing to pay his Rate upon the Bill of Four
hundred thousand Pounds; and for rescuing his Horse,
that was distrained for not Payment thereof.
Resolved, &c. That Richard Parsons be forthwith sent
for, as a Delinquent, for the same Cause.