Die Sabbati, 26 Martii, 1642.
RESOLVED, upon * *, That no private Business
whatsoever shall be received, entertained, or proceeded on, between this Day and Monday come Four
Weeks, excepting what concerneth the Earl of Warwick
and the Lord Stanhope, touching the Letter-office and the
Post-masters Places, which shall be heard on all Sides.
Resolved, upon the Question, That on Thursday next,
the House shall be resolved into a Grand Committee for
Religion: And all the Members are strictly injoined to
attend that Committee: And to consider what is fit to be
done for the present in the Matter of Religion, and what
will be farther necessary to be done for the future.
Ordered, That Mr. Martin do go to the Lords so soon
as they are set, to desire their Lordships to expedite the
Declaration of the Causes and Remedies of our Evils;
especially, because there is something contained in it that
concerns the Matter of Religion, which this House desires
should be settled and established.
Loans for Ireland.
Ordered, That whereas Mr. Henley does presently fur
nish Five thousand Pounds for the Service of Ireland,
That Five-and-twenty hundred Pounds thereof shall be
paid presently, and Five-and-twenty hundred Pounds so
soon as the First Monies shall come in upon the Bill of
Four hundred thousand Pounds, with Interest for the said
Five thousand Pounds until the same be repaid; and that
he shall be secured out of the said Bill of Four hundred
Ordered, That Ten Thousand Pounds be presently paid
to Nicholas Loftus, Deputy-treasurer at Wars for Ireland,
upon Account, for the Service of Ireland; whereof Five
thousand Pounds to be the Five thousand Pounds lent by
Mr. George Henley, Merchant; One thousand Pounds
lent by Sir Edward Hales, and Sir Tho. Dacres, and Sir
Nathaniel Barnardiston; and Four thousand Pounds
which Mr. Long does undertake to furnish, for the which
he is to be secured and repaid out of the first Monies that
shall come in upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand
Reducing Irish Rebels.
Mr. Whittlock reports the Bill for Explanation, and
Adding to certain Clauses in the Bill for the effectual
Reducing the Rebels
Preparations in France.
Message from the Lords * * * *
That the Lords are informed by the Relation of Sir
Philip Cartwright, by Intelligence out of France, that
Seven thousand Men are raising in France, in Normandy,
and Piccardy: And thereupon have appointed him to
wait on this.... to make relation thereof: And
Sir Philip Cartwright was called in: And Mr. Speaker
acquainted him, that the Lords had sent them Word,
that they had received Information from him of some
Forces raised in France; of which Particulars the House
desired from him a particular Information:
Sir Philip Carterett said, He had received Informations from very good Hands, that there are Seven thousand Men raised in the Provinces of Normandie and
Picardie, besides the Five thousand Men formerly appointed to be raised: The which Five thousand Men
were appointed to be transported by the 5th of April,
according to our Computation; as, by former Letters, he
had formerly acquainted the Parliament.
* * * * To go to the Lord Admiral, to know of
him in what particular State the Ships for this Summer's
Declaration of Grievances.
Mr. Martins brings Answer, That the Lords had set a
Day to take into Consideration the Declaration of the
Causes and Remedies of our Evils, before this Message
came up: But in respect of this Message, they will take
it into Consideration either this Day, if possibly they may,
or on Monday next.
Lord Lieutenants, &c.
A Message from the Lords by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have sent to let you know, that the Earl of
Cumberland doth desire to be excused from accepting of
the Lieutenancy of Westmorland.
Resolved, That this House shall nominate the Lord
Hastings to be Lord Lieutenant for the County of Westtorland: And that the Lords Concurrence herein be
Mr. Sandis informs the House, that the Lord Lieutenant of the County of Surrey has been acquainted with
the Recommendation of those Two Gentlemen, Mr.
Anth. Fane and Sir Sam. Owfield, to be Deputy Lieutenants of that County, and that he approved of them,
and accepted of them: And, withal, desired that Sir Jo.
Gresham and Sir Francis Stidolph, in regard of their
great Age, may be excused.
Earl of Warwick's Command.
Mr. Martin, by the Leave of the House, presents the
Draught of a Petition to be presented unto his Majesty,
concerning the Earl of Warwick commanding this Summer's Fleet.
Information against Richaut.
That this Information given concerning Sir Peter
Richaut's tampering with Captain Penington to be a
Pensioner to the King of Spaine, and likewise his selling
an English Ship of good Burthen to the Spaniard, be
referred to the Committee for Informations.
Lord Lieutenants, &c.
Sir Arth. Haselrig is appointed to go to the Lords to
acquaint their Lordships, that this House, has nominated
the Lord Willoughby of Parham to be Lord Lieutenant
of the whole County of Lincolne: And the Lord Hastings
to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Westmerland.
He likewise carried up the Bill concerning Sir F. Popham: And likewise re-carried the Deputy Lieutenants
of Lancashire and Cheshire approved, and the Names of
such as were recommended to those * *.
A Message from the Lords by Sir Ro. Rich and Mr.
The Merchants Strangers of the Netherlands residing
in London have petitioned the Lords, desiring thereby
that they may be freed from paying the Subsidies and
Fifteens according to the ancient Treaties, and according
as the Merchants of this Kingdom enjoy in those Parts:
This being a Business of great Weight, the Lords have
appointed Twelve of their Members.
Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Rolle, Sir Symonds D'Ewes, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Bond, Sir Walth. Erle,
Mr. Green, Sir Robert Pye, Sir Arth. Ingram, Alderman
Penington, Mr. Spurstoe, Mr. Peard, Mr. Trenchard, Sir
Jo. Harrison, Dr. Eden, Mr. Ven, Sir Tho. Middleton,
Mr. Glyn, Dr. Parry, Mr. Selden, Sir Sam Rolle, Sir
Jo. Potts, Sir H. Vane, Sir Robert Harley.
This Committee is to meet with a Committee of the
Lords, to consider of the Merchants Strangers Petition
delivered to the Lords: And they are to meet on Thursday
next, at Two post meridiem, in the Painted Chamber.
Passing a Bill.
Upon the Committee's Report, appointed to consider
what is fit to be done upon the Message received Yesterday concerning the Bill of Four hundred thousand
Pounds, to which his Majesty had given his Assent by
Commission; and that the Bill, being a Bill of Subsidies,
was affixed to the Commission.
It was (after that the Gentleman-usher had come in
and desired Mr. Speaker, and the House, to come and
be present at the Passing of the Bill of Four hundred
thousand Pounds by Commission annexed) Resolved,
upon the Question, That this House, being desired by
the Lords to be present at the Passing of the Bill of Four
hundred thousand Pounds by Commission, That Mr.
Speaker shall go up: And if the Bill be delivered to Mr.
Speaker before the Commission be read, That then he
shall have Leave to present it to be passed: But if the
Lords shall not deliver the Bill to Mr. Speaker's Hands
accordingly, that then he shall immediately return.
Mr. Speaker and the House went up accordingly.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Arth. Haselrig brings Answer, That the Lords do
fully concur in all the Particulars carried up by him.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Arth. Goodwyn was sent to the Lords, to desire
their Lordships to sit this Afternoon: But the Lords
were risen before he came.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde reports the Impeachment of Mr.
Benion: The which was read, and recommitted: And
Mr. Glyn is added to the Committee.
The Articles were likewise read, and recommitted to
the same Committee: And they are to meet upon it this
Afternoon at Two, in the usual Place.
That the Information concerning the Counter Petition
of Oxfordshire, and all other Circumstances concerning
That, be referred to the Committee for Informations:
And Mr. Fienis and the Lord Wenman are added to this
Information against Neale.
It is likewise referred to this Committee to consider
of the Words informed to be spoken by one F. Neale at
Banbury, to consider what is fit to be done with him, he
being detained at Ban....
Impeachment of Recorder of London.
Ordered, That this Impeachment of the Recorder of
London be recommitted to the same Committee: And
that Report be made of these Articles, and Impeachments
be made on Monday Morning last.
That Mr. Peard, Mr. Pym, Mr. White, Mr. Whittlock, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Sam.
Browne, do meet together on Monday next, at Two post
meridiem, in the Inner Court of Wards, to consider of
the Materials for the Charge against the Archbishop
of Cant', and prepare it. And
Ordered, That the ingrossed Articles against Daniel
O'Neile be carried up on Tuesday next by Serjeant Wilde.
Ordered, That on Friday next Mr. Glyn bring in the
Articles against Secretary, Windebank.
Ordered, That the Lords be desired that a Proclamation may issue forth for the Calling-in of the Lord Finch
by a Time prefixed, sub Pæna Convictionis: And that
Mr. Peard do not move the Lords herein.
Ordered, That Mr. Peard do move the Lords that Sir
Geo. Ratcliffe may speedily be brought to his Trial.
Ordered, That Mr. Pierrepoint do prepare himself
for the Managing the Evidence at the Trial against Justice Berkeley:
That a Time be prefixed for the Accusation of Mr.
Piercy Jermyn, and Sucklyn, &c. to the Lords, of High
Treason, according to the Vote of the House.
That the Information against Mr. Ven be referred to
the Committee for Informations, to call before them the
Witnesses, and to examine the Matter of Fact, and report
it to the House.
King's Letter to Sheriff of Berks.
Ordered, That the High Sheriff of Berks do immediately send up to this House the Letter he has received
from his Majesty, concerning the Publishing of some Passages that concern the Parliament: And that likewise he
send up the Papers.....
Sheriff of Northampton.
Ordered, That the High Sheriff of the County of Northampton be called in, and heard on Monday Morning next.
Ordered, That Mr. John Ash and Mr. Edw. Ash be
added to the Committee for the State of the Accounts.
East India Company.
The humble Petition of the Governor and Company
of Merchants of London, trading to the East Indies, was
this Day read.
Ordered, That the several Sums of Nine thousand
Seventy-three Pounds Twelve Shillings and Sixpence
due from the East-India Company for Customs in June
last; and of Three thousand One hundred Twenty-three
Pounds Six Shillings and Eleven-pence due from the said
Company in August last, be, within Ten Days, paid into
the Hands of the Customers, to be employed for the
Service of the Navy.
Petition to the King- Command of the Fleet.
Mr. Martin reports from the Committee the Draught
of a Petition to be presented from the Lords and Commons, concerning the Earl of Warwick's commanding
this Summer's Fleet.
May it please your Majesty:
THE Lords and Commons in this present Parliament
assembled, having found it necessary to provide and set
to Sea a strong and powerful Navy for the Defence of
this Kingdom against foreign Force, and for the Security
of Your other Dominions, the Charge whereof is to be
borne by the Commonwealth: and, taking notice of the
Indisposition of the Lord Admiral, which disables him
at this Time commanding the Fleet in his own Person,
did thereupon recommend unto his Lordship the Earl of
Warwick, a Person of such Quality and Ability, as in
whom they might best confide, to supply his Lordship's
Room for this Imployment: And understanding that
Your Majesty hath since signified Your Pleasure concerning That Command for Sir John Pennyngton: We do
hold it our Duty to represent unto Your Majesty the
great Danger and Mischief the Commonwealth is likely
to sustain by such Interruption: And therefore do humbly beseech Your Majesty, that the noble Person recommended by both Houses of Parliament for this Service
may no longer be detained from it, out of any particular
Respect to any other Persons whatsoever.
Ordered, That the Propositions this Day reported by
Mr. Venn concerning the Provision of Gun-powder, shall
be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for
Gun-powder: And they are to deliver their Opinions
thereof, and present the same unto this House: And That
Committee, or any Four of them, have Power to meet
when and where they please.
Reducing Irish Rebels.
vice lecta, An Act, intituled, An Act for an Addition unto, and Explanation of, certain Clauses in the Act
passed for the speedy and effectual Reducing of the Rebels in Ireland to their due Obedience; and, upon the
Question, passed, with the Amendment of One hundred
thousand Pounds to Two hundred thousand Pounds, in
the Clause concerning the Dutch.
Ordered, That Sir Walter Earle do carry up this Bill
on Monday Morning, at the first Sitting of the Lords.
Money for Ireland.
Ordered, That Mr. Nicholas Loftus, Deputy Treasurer at Wars for Ireland, shall be authorized by this
House from time to time to transport, Custom-free, such
Sums of Money as this House shall order to be paid to
Sir Adam Loftus, Treasurer at Wars for Ireland: And
the Officers and Customers of Chester, and other Ports,
where he shall have Occasion to embarque the same, are
required to take Notice of this Order, and to permit him
to transport the same, Custom-free, accordingly.
Whereas One thousand Pounds is given by this House
out of the Monies come in upon the Act of Contribution
to Mr. Bysse, Recorder of Dublyn, to be distributed for
the Relief of those poor distressed Protestants that are
in Dublyn: It is this Day Ordered, that the said Mr.
Bysse shall transport the same, Custom-free: And the
Officers and Customers of the Ports of Chester, and other
Places, are required to permit him to transport the same
Safety of Hull.
Ordered, That the Letters and Informations sent up
from the High Sheriff of the County of Yorke be referred to the Consideration of the Committee appointed to
consider of the Safety of Hull,
Reducing Irish Rebels.
It is this Day Ordered, by the House of Commons,
That the Committee for the Bill for Explanation of the
Act concerning Ireland shall have Powder to consider of
all such Matters as shall arise from time to time concerning those Two Bills, and the Propositions therein mentioned; and to prepare such Things as shall be propounded unto them concerning the same, to be presented
unto this House: And every Member of this House that
shall adventure the Sum of Three hundred Pounds, or
above, shall be of That Committee.
Ordered, by the House of Commons, That a Transcript shall be forthwith made of the Names of the Members of this House that have subscribed, according to the
Act of Parliament for the Reducing of the Rebels in Ireland, and of the Sums they have underwritten; and that
the same be forthwith sent to the Four Gentlemen appointed by that Act to receive the Subscriptions and Sums
of Money subscribed, according to the said Act.
Ordered, That the Four thousand Pounds advanced
by Mr. Long, Alderman Towse, Alderman Warner, and
Mr. Hussey, for the present Occasions for Ireland, shall
be paid unto them out of the first Monies that shall come
in upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds, together with Interest for the Forbearance thereof until the
same be repaid them.
Ordered, That this Business of Subscription of the
Members of this House be resumed on Monday Morning:
And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind thereof.