Die Mercurii, 7 Septembris, 1642.
ORDERED, That Mr. Ellis do carry up the Votes
concerning the Letter Office, without any farther
Order, so soon as the Lords shall be set.
Peers made hereafter.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act to restrain Peers made
hereafter from sitting or voting in Parliament.
Loan from Merchant Strangers.
The and Commons now in Parliament assembled,
taking into Consideration the Willingness of the Merchant Strangers in the City of London to contribute
towards the Supply of that great Charge, which, for the
Preservation of the true Protestant Religion, and common Liberty, they have been necessitated to undergo;
which, as they receive with thankful Acknowledgment,
so they desire to express their Care for reimbursing
what shall be deposited for the publick Necessity; do
therefore Order, That all Sums of Money that shall be
lent by any Merchant Stranger or Merchant Strangers,
for the Service of the Parliament, and brought into the
Chamber of London, and paid in to the Chamberlain
thereof, shall be duly repaid, with Interest, after the
Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. for a Year, so long as
any such Sum shall be forborn: For the Performance
whereof they do hereby engage the publick Faith of the
Kingdom: And the Hand of the said Chamberlain,
subscribed to a Note of Receipt, shall be sufficient to
demand any Sum so lent.
Payment to Baldwyn.
An Order for One thousand Pounds of the Subscription Money, as in the County of Bucks, to be paid
to Jo. Baldwyn, Servant to Colonel Hampden, for the
Provision of Horse, Arms, &c. according to an Order of
the 8th of July, 1642, was read and assented unto.
Affairs in Northampton.
A Letter from the Committee at Northampton, of the
5° of September, 1642, and Letter inclosed from Sir
Jo. Byron, to one Mr. Clerke, living near Brackley; the
which the Committee desires may be printed; and that
some Declaration might be made upon it.
Ordered, That the Names of Mr. Jo. Bernard and
Mr. Robert Mildmay of Northamptonshire, be inserted
among the Names of such Persons as are intrusted,
by the Instructions for Preservation of the Peace
of the County of Northampton, by the Lords and
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Members disabled to sit.
Resolved, That Sir Christ. Hatton ... Sir Robert
Hatton, shall be disabled from Sitting any longer as
Members of this House, during this Parliament, for not
appearing upon Summons; and for being active in the
Execution of the Commission of Array as the House
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Jeffery Palmer shall be disabled to sit any longer as a Member of
this House, for not appearing upon Summons; and for
neglecting the Service of the House.
Members accede to Covenant.
Mr. Ben. Weston, Mr. Scawen, Mr. Wm. Smyth, Sir
Jo. Wray, Sir Tho. Huchinson, Mr. Dowse, Sir Tho.
Pelham, Sir F. Barnham, Mr. Jennour, Mr. Ravenscroft,
Captain Lee, Sir Humphrey Tufton, Mr. Dunch, Sir Edw.
Partheriche, Mr. Grantham, Mr. Haye, Mr. Rich.
Shuttleworth, declared themselves in the Affirmative, to
the Vote concerning the Earl of Essex.
Sir Humphrey Tufton was referred to the Committee
for the absent Members: And they brought in, that he
was employed in the Service of the House: And the
House allowed of the Excuse.
Members disabled to sit.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Hen. Coke shall
be disabled for sitting any longer as a Member of this
House, during this Parliament, for not appearing upon
Summons, and for neglecting the Service of the House.
Resolved, That Sir Tho. Fanshaw shall be disabled to
sit any longer as a Member of this House, during this
Parliament, for neglecting the Service of the House.
Affairs in Northampton.
Sir Jo. Dreyden, Mr. Knightley, Sir Christ. Yelverton,
Sir H. Vane junior, Mr. Glyn, are appointed to consider
of the Letter from the Committee at Northampton, concerning Sir Jo. Byron's Letter to Mr. Clerke: And are
to prepare a Declaration to be printed with it, that may
give Satisfaction and Encouragement to the People of
that County, for what they did in prosecuting the Cavaliers to Oxon.
They are likewise to consider of the Letter sent from
Sir Wm. Boteler to Captain Skinner: And are to sit when
and where they please.
Persons sent for.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Tho. Rudyer Mayor
of Leicester, Mr. Wm. Billars, Dr. Lake, Mr. Edw.
Palmer, Town Clerk, Mr. Geo. Faunt, Mr. Wm. Nicholls,
Mr. Andrew Halford, Mr. Geo. Halford, Mr. Wm. Bale,
Mr. Jo. Bale, and Mr. Hen. Sturley, be forthwith sent
for, as Delinquents, for contemning the Orders of this
House, in not appearing upon Summons.
Absent Members, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee for the absent Members
do meet this Afternoon, at Two ... Clock, in the Court
of Wards; and so from time to time, as they shall think
fit: And are to consider of a Declaration for the Satisfying of the Kingdom, concerning the Putting out of those
Members that are put out; and to consider which way
the House may be replenished.
Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Smith, Mr. Rous, Mr. Goodwyn, Mr. Whittacres, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Glyn,
Mr. Ph. Smyth, are added to this Committee.
Mr. Ro. Goodwyn presents, from the Committee for
the Affairs of Ireland, a Letter from Mr. Tristram
Whetcombe, setting forth the lamentable Condition of
Munster, and other Parts of Ireland, from Kinsale, of
the 26th of August; and the Copy of a Letter from
the Earl of St. Albanes, to Sir H. Stradling, to come to
him; and some other Passages.
Ordered, That Mr. Green do write to the Earl of
Warwick, to desire him to take it into his Consideration,
to take some Course for the Convoy of those Ships that
are appointed to carry Provisions into Ireland from
Provisions for Irish Army.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Fifteen thousand
Pounds be paid unto Mr. Nicolas Loftus, Deputy Treasurer at Wars, or his Assigns, to be by him paid unto
Mr. Frost, Commissary for Victuals in Ireland, for the
Providing of Victuals for the Army there, out of the first
Monies that shall come in of the Adventurers Monies
for Ireland: And the Treasurers appointed to receive the
Monies that come in upon the Subscriptions for Ireland,
are hereby required to issue out the same accordingly.
Lieutenant of Oxford.
Resolved, That this House doth nominate and approve
Mr. Anth. Hungerford to be Lieutenant of the County
Message to Lords.
Sir Robert Harley carried up to the Lords the Ordinance to secure the Merchant Strangers such Monies as
they shall lend; the Order for the Thousand Pounds to
be paid to Mr. Baldwyn; the Lady Rivers' Order, with
some Amendments; the Addition of Two Names to
be inserted among the Names of those put into the
Instructions for the County of Northampton; the Names
of those that are desired to be Commissaries to receive
and value the Horse, Money, and Plate, in the County
of Suffolk; the Names of some Deputy Lieutenants in
the County of Salop.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Committee to
be sent into Ireland shall take these Things following into
1. To consider of the Progress of the War.
2. Of the Strength of the Army.
3. To represent those that have done good Service,
and those that have not.
4. To take Care that the Rebels be so convicted, as
shall be most for his Majesty's Service, and the Adventurers Profit.
Commrs for Money, &c.
Sir Nath. Barnardiston presented an Order for the
Authorizing of some Persons named in the said Order,
to be Commissioners to receive and value the Monies,
Plate, and Horse, that shall be brought in, in the
several * *.
Committees to Ireland.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Order of Saturday last, which restrains that no Members of the House
shall be appointed as Committees to go into Ireland, be
revoked: And that it be referred to the Committee for
the Affairs of Ireland, to consider of such as they shall
think fit to be sent into Ireland, Members or others; and
to present them to this House.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Serjeant Major
Daniel Goodricke be recommended by the House to my
Lord General, for to be employed when there is a
Vacancy: And Mr. Goodwyn is to recommend this
Gentleman to the Lord General.
Resolved, &c. That Captain Dawson, and the rest of
the Officers named in the Petition, shall be paid all that
is due unto them: And the Adventurers of London are
intreated to see it done: And so these Officers are
Resolved, &c. That Four hundred and Fifty Pounds
shall be paid by the Treasurers of the Contribution in
London, to Captain Tho. Churche, Captain Michael
Beresforde, and others of Colraine, Commanders of the
Seven hundred Men, and the Troop of Horse: And it
is referred to Mr. Wheeler and Mr. Tompson to see it
proportionably disposed amongst them: And that, when
it shall please God, that the Kingdom of Ireland shall
be reduced, then (the Adventurers first satisfied) these
Commanders are to have Satisfaction out of the Rebels
Lands, answerable to their Expence, as it shall be found
Letter to Ld. Fairefax, &c.
Sir William Strickland presented, from the Committee,
a Letter to be sent to Ferdinando Lord Fairefax, and
other Gentlemen and Inhabitants of the County of Yorke,
in Answer to their Protestation sent to this House: Which
was read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto,
and ordered to be signed by Mr. Speaker; and to be
Delivery of Answer to the King.
A Letter, to be sent to Secretary Nicholas for the
Delivery of the Answer to his Majesty's Message, of the
13th of August, concerning the Hundred thousand
Pounds which was borrowed of the Adventurers, was
read; and signed by Mr. Speaker; and ordered, That
the Answer, fair written, should be sent inclosed.
Rombida's, &c. Petition.
Upon the humble Petitions of Marcus de la Rombida,
Ignatio Landohola, and Alonso de Estrada, Merchants,
and Subjects of the King of Spaine for the Coining of
the Bullion and Money, and for the Putting to Sale of the
Cochineal, formerly landed out of the Clare of London;
It is this Day Ordered, That the Committee of the
Navy do take Care that the said Silver be, according to
the Desire of the Petitioners, sent to the Tower of London,
to be coined: And the said Committee are to commit the
Care thereof to such Person of Trust, as they shall think
fittest for the Dispatch of that Service, to the end that
the Proprietors may have the Proceed of the said Silver
so soon as they shall make their Right appear.
And the House do farther Order, That the said Cochineal be put to Sale, with the Privity and Consent of the
Petitioners; and the Proceed thereof to be preserved until
the Property of the same is made appear.
An Ordinance for the Affairs of the Navy, to be transacted by certain Commissioners named in the Ordinance,
was this Day read; and ordered to be taken into farther
Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Morley's Offer, and Indemnity.
Sir Wm. Morley offereth to bring in Six Horses, and
Two hundred Pounds in Money, for Defence of the King
Ordered, That Mr. Martyn do prepare the Draught
of an Order for the Indemnity of Sir Wm. Morley, notwithstanding any Declaration of this House to make the
Estates of all those that have assisted the King in this
War against the Parliament, liable to make Satisfaction
to the Commonwealth.
And further Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do return
Thanks, from the House, to Sir Wm. Morley, for this
his Offer; and that the House resteth satisfied, that he
hath clear Affections to this House; and is real in his
Intentions and Expressions, in any thing that he can do
for the Service of the House.
Mr. Speaker informed the House, That he had received Commission from Dr. Eden, who hath been long
sick of an Ague, to acquaint the House, that as he did
formerly lend the House One thousand Pounds in Time
of Streight, and had advanced Five hundred Pounds for
Ireland, so he was also willing to lend Two hundred
Pounds, and bring it into Yeildhall in London, for the
Service of the King and Parliament, according to the
Persons to be examined.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee where
Mr. Whittacres has the Chair, to take the Examinations,
concerning the Under Sheriff, and others, of the County
of Huntingdon, sent for up to this House.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Fenwicke Knight and Baronet,
Jo. Fenwicke, Tho. Midleton, Wm. Fenwicke of Staunton,
Wm. Shaftoe of Babbington, Rob. Fenwicke of Brengbourn, Hen. Ogle of Eglingham,. John Salkeld of Hull,
Michael Weldon of Weldon Esquire, and Mr. Armorer
of Belforde, in the County of Northumberland, shall be
recommended to the Lord General, to be nominated as
Commissioners; and to be authorized by his Excellency's
Commission, for the Preservation of the Peace of that
County, and for the Suppressing of Forces that are or
may be raised there against the Parliament: And Mr.
Blakeston is to acquaint the Lord General herewith.
Committee for Irish Affairs.
Ordered, That the Committee for Irish Affairs do
meet this Afternoon, at Two of the Clock, in the Exchequer-chamber; to consider of such Propositions as shall
be made for the Raising of Monies, for the Provisions
and other Payments already ordered to be made.
Petition from a Prisoner.
THE humble Petition of Rich. Dowdeswell, now in
the Serjeant's Custody, desiring to be bailed, was read;
but nothing done upon it.
Preparations in Holland.
A Letter from Rotterdam, of the 12th of September
stilo novo; concerning some great Preparations made in
Holland, of Arms, and other warlike Provisions, to be sent
to the King; and likewise the Manner of the Receiving
of Mr. Strickland by the States General.
Impeachment of Ld. Strange.
The Impeachment of James Lord Strange, Son and
Heir Apparent of Wm. Earl of Darby, by the Commons
assembled in Parliament, in the Name of Themselves, and
all the Commons of England, of High Treason, was this
Day read; and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented
unto; and ordered to be ingrossed.
Bp. of Raphoe's Petition.
The humble Petition of John Leslye, Bishop of
Raphoe, desiring some Relief for himself, and some
Consideration for the Charge he has been at for the
Castle of Raphoe, he built at his own Charge, which is
a Defence to that part of the Country; and for the other
Services he has done; was this Day read: And
Ordered, That this Petition, and the other Petitions
preferred by him to his Majesty, or the Commissioners
for Irish Affairs, be referred to the Committee for Adventurers; to consider what is fit to be done with the
Castle of Raphoe, built at his Charge; and likewise to
consider of what present Relief is fit to be afforded unto
Ordered, That all the Pictures belonging to the French
Painter, that are in the Custody of the Committee for
Informations, that are Pictures of our Saviour, or the
Virgin Mary, or other superstitious Pictures, shall be
demolished; and the rest all delivered.
Absent Members - Mr. Russell.
Sir Wm. Strictland reports from the Committee for
absent Members, That Mr. Russell had attended the
Committee; and voluntarily acknowledged, that he had
been with his Majesty at Nottingham, according to his
Duty, being his Servant; and stayed but One Night
there; and returned back to Cambridgeshire, to his
House; where he was apprehended, and brought to this
House: But nothing was done thereupon.
Affairs at Northampton.
A Letter from the Committee at Northampton, concerning the unruly and riotous Demeanor of the Soldiers
there, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That the Articles and Orders for regulating the Army be brought in To-morrow Morning.
Message to Lords.
Ordered, That Sir Rob. Pye do go to the Lords with
this Message; to desire them to hasten the Passing of the
Ordinance concerning Ireland.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Carrill of Hartinge in the County
of Essex, Knight, shall have a Licence for Himself, his
Lady, Two Men, and Two Maids, to pass into France, or
other parts beyond Seas, with his convenient Necessaries;
provided he carry no prohibited Goods with him.
Fulling Earth, &c.
Ordered, That any of the Members of this House that
will come to the Committee for Fulling Earth and Tobacco-pipe Clay, shall have Voices at that Committee:
And they, or any Four of the Members of this House,
are to meet when and where they please; and to sit To-morrow, Two .. Clock, in the Exchequer-chamber, in the
Ordered, That the House do, To-morrow Morning,
take into Consideration the Nominated of a Captain