Die Jovis, 15 Septembris, 1642.
Warrant to Gay, &c.
RESOLVED, That Mr. Geo. Gay and Mr. Robert
àderne shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to transport themselves beyond the Seas.
Impeachment of Lord Strange.
Sir Ro. Harley reports, That he carried up the Impeachment of the Lord Strange; and read it at the Bar:
And that the Lords Answer was, That they would take
Course for bringing him to a speedy Answer.
An Order for publishing, in all Parts of the Counties
of Lancaster and Chester, That the Lord Strange is impeached of High Treason; to the end that all People
may beware of adhering unto him; was read; and recommitted unto Mr. Rous, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Rigby,
Mr. Corbett, Mr. Holland, Mr. Marten, or any Two of
them: And are to withdraw presently.
Ordered, That Fabian Smyth, Tho. Harrison, Geo.
Jones, Fra. Fotherington, Tho. Bates, Jo. Shurlie, committed to Glocester Gaol by Sir Nic. Overbury, for entering the House of Wm. Stephens of Brodway, and taking away Two Silver Bowls, divers Sums of Money, and
for firing divers Ricks of Corn, shall continue there still
in safe Custody: And the Sheriff is required to take Order, that they . . very carefully and safely kept: And that
such Monies as the said Cavaliers had, at the Time of their
Apprehension, or now have, be delivered to the Under
Sheriff of the said County of Gloucester: Out of which
Monies the said Under Sheriff shall pay for their Bringing
up to London; and shall be responsible for the Residue
thereof to the Parliament.
Charge of bringing up Prisoners.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Service of the
Under Sheriff of the County of Berks, and the Charge
he has been at in bringing up several Prisoners, and at
this time Mr. Windebanke, be referred to the Committee
for the Defence of the Kingdom.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Winderbanke
be forthwith committed Prisoner to the Gatehouse, there
to remain during the Pleasure * * * *.
Proceedings against Riche, &c.
Ordered, That the Mayor, and Justices of Peace, in
the City of Norwich, be required to proceed with all
Diligence, according to Law and Justice, against Mr.
Robert Riche, Jo. Coldham, Jo. Baldinge Vintner (against
whom they sent Information to this House) at their next
Sessions: And that Mr. Toll do write a Letter to the
Mayor and Justices; and return them Thanks; and
send them this Order inclosed.
Answer to the King.
Mr. Pym presents, from the Committee, an Answer to
his Majesty's late Message: Which was read several times;
and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto: And
Ordered, That it be delivered to the Lords at a
Message to Lords.
Mr. Marten carried up to the Lords, the Order for Fifteen thousand Pounds for the Commissary to make Provision for Ireland: The Order for the Town of Gloucester:
The Order for the Settlement of the Navy: The Order
for the Establishing of a Secretary for the Navy: The
Order for Securing the Monies lent by Merchant Strangers: And the Names of the Deputy Lieutenants for Dorsettshire: The Order for Six thousand Five hundred Thirty
three Pounds Six Shillings and Eight Pence to be paid
to the Scotts Commissioners, for Oatmeal, Baggage,
Horses, and Part of their incident Charges.
He was likewise appointed to desire a Conference
concerning the Answer to his Majesty's last Message.
Dep. Lieuts. of Dorsett.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
nominate and approve of Mr. Jo. Fitz James, Mr. Tregonnel, and Mr. Jo. Hanham, to be Deputy Lieutenants
of the County of Dorsett.
Whereas, by an Order of this House, of the 17th
Day of August, 1642, it was appointed, That the Sums
of Money lent, or Plate brought in, by the Mariners
upon the River of Thames, for the Affairs of Ireland, for
the Relief and Preservation of the Realm of Ireland,
should be paid in to the Chamber of London, to the
Hands of the Chamberlain of London: This House being now informed, That the Chamber of London, where
Receipts and Payments of Money are usually made, is
but small, and wants Conveniency of Room for the
Weighing and Stowage of Plate; It is now Ordered, by
the Commons assembled in Parliament, That such of the
said Mariners as do lend Plate, shall deliver the said
Plate to Sir John Woollaston, and the rest of the Treasurers appointed for the Receipt of Plate lent upon the
Propositions: And that the said Treasurers shall deliver
several Acquittance or Acquittances to the said Mariners,
for the Value of the said Plate, as being by them lent for
Relief and Preservation of the Realm of Ireland, for
One Year, at the Rate of Eight per Cent.: And that
the Monies lent by the said Mariners, shall be paid into
the Chamber of London, to the Hands of the Chamberlain, according to the said Order: And that as well the
said Treasurers, as the said Chamberlain of London,
shall keep several Accounts thereof for That Use.
Members Subscriptions, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Propositions
shall have Power to send or speak to such Members of
the House, as have either subscribed, and not brought
in according to their Subscriptions; or have declared to
adhere to the Earl of Essex, and have not declared what
they will subscribe, or bring in; for Maintenance of this
Cause: And that they have Power to send for Parties,
Witnesses, Books of Accompt, Papers, Records, &c.
Ássembly of Divines.
Ordered, That Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Rigby, and Mr.
White, do prepare a Bill for convening the Assembly of
Divines for the Synod.
Allen's &c. Petition.
The humble Petition of Lieutenant John Allen, and
the Gentlemen Soldiers Dragooners under the Command
of Captain Archibald Hamilton, was read; and ordered
to be referred to the Committee for the Defence of the
Kingdom: And was delivered to Sir H. Vane junior.
Smyth, &c. sent for.
Lieutenant Bolston, who had a Commission under the
Earl of Essex' Hand and Seal, for the Raising of Eighty
Men for the Service of the King and Parliament; and
that coming to St. Edmund's Bury, to beat up his
Drums, was opposed, and no; suffered to beat his Drums,
by the Alderman of That Town, Tho. Smyth; and Tho.
Chaplaine; and was afterwards affronted by Jo. Rolfe at
New Markett, endeavouring to hinder him from beating
up his Drums there:
Resolved, upon the Question, That Tho. Smyth
Alderman of Bury, Tho. Chaplaine Commissioner of the
Peace there, and Jo. Rolfe, be forthwith sent for, as
Delinquents; for opposing, and not suffering Lieutenant Bolston to beat up his Drums there, notwithstanding that he had a Commission under the Hand and Seal
of the Earl of Essex, for Raising of Eighty Men for the
Service of the King and Parliament; and notwithstanding
that he shewed his Commission and Warrant to the said
Alderman and others; and sent them Copies of his
Commission and Warrant.
Mr. Ro. Goodwyn reports from the Committee for the
Affairs of Ireland, many Depositions taken upon Oath;
shewing the Preparations that are made in Flanders,
Spaine, and France, for Aid of the Rebels in Ireland:
And likewise the Pretensions the Rebels make of Commissions they have to rob and spoil the English and
Scotts Subjects at Sea.
He likewise informed the House, of the slow Proceedings for Preparations for Ireland, in the Lords House;
how that they had received divers Orders concerning
those Affairs; to which, as yet, they had received no
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Marten brings Answer, That the Lords do agree
in all the Orders and Ordinances carried up by him, excepting That which concerns the Settlement of the Navy:
And that they do agree to the Conference that is desired,
concerning the Answer to his Majesty's last Message.
Sir Christ. Wray went up to the Lords, to desire that
this House might propound, at this Conference, some
Considerations concerning the Affairs of Ireland.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Adventurers of Ireland, to consider of inlarging the Time
for the Ship appointed for the Defence of Milford Haven,
of continuing forth still, for the Defence of that Town.
Summoning Earl of Worcester.
Irish Committee, &c.
Mr. Ro. Goodwyn brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree that the Earl of Worcester shall be summoned to
the Parliament: And that they will take the Instructions
for the Committee to be sent into Ireland, and the Letter to the Secretary, to convey these Instructions, into
Consideration, in due Time.
Sir Christ. Wray brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to that Addition, at the Conference concerning
the Affairs of Ireland.
Ld. General's Instructions, &c.
Ordered, That, To-morrow, at Eight of Clock, the
House do take into Consideration the Substance and
Heads of Instructions to be sent to the Lord General;
and likewise of a Petition to be presented by the Lord
General to his Majesty: And Mr. Speaker is to put the
House in mind hereof.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Riche and
The Lords do desire the Concurrence of this House in
this Order concerning the Pay to Foot Soldiers: And, if
this House do agree unto it, That then it may be printed.
Leave of Absence.
Sir Christ. Wray, Sir Sam. Luke, Mr. Hatcher, have
Leave to go to attend their Charges, being Captains of
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Ro. Goodwyn, Mr. Reynolds, are appointed Managers of this Conference.