Die Lunæ, 23 Maii, 1642.
Affairs at Yorke.
A LETTER from the Committees at Yorke, of the
One-and-twentieth of this instant Month, relating
what happened at Yorke, upon the Summons of the
Horse of the County, and likewise some particular Circumstances concerning the Demeanor of the High
Sheriff of that County.
Ordered, That the Seven and twenty Officers, and Captain Armstrong, that have petitioned this House, shall be
forthwith paid One thousand Pounds, being the Arrears
of their personal Entertainment, out of the Monies that
come in upon the Act of Contribution; and that the said
Monies shall be repaid to the Treasurers appointed by
that Act, out of the Monies that shall come in upon the
Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds: And the Treasurers appointed by the said Act of Contribution, are
hereby required to pay the said Monies to Sir Wm.
Uvedale, Treasurer at Wars in the late Northern Expedition, to be paid to the said Officers as aforesaid.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Uvedale shall cast up what Monies are due to Lieutenant Colonel Rolle: And that the
Monies that shall appear upon his Certificate to be due,
shall be paid out of the Monies assigned for the Payment
of the Arrears to the Officers, into the Treasurers of the
Adventure for Ireland; to be employed for his Adventure.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Speaker shall
issue forth his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in
Chancery, for issuing out a new Writ for Electing of a
Burgess to serve in this present Parliament in the Stead
of Mr. Weaver, formerly returned to serve as a Burgess
for the City of Hereford, and since deceased.
The Committee, according to the Order of Saturday,
brought in the Oath compared with the Record; and the
Clause of his Majesty's Answer to the Lords and Commons Claim; and a Clause to be inserted; and a Clause
offered to be inserted after these Two Clauses.
Ordered, That the Clause of his Majesty's Answer to
the Commons Claim, in the Statute of 25 E. III. of
Provisons shall be inserted in the Declaration: And that
another Clause, likewise presented by that Committee,
be inserted into this Declaration.
Committees of both Houses.
Ordered, That Sir H. Mildmay do go to the Lords, to
desire that the Committees of both Houses, to whom the
Scotts Commissioners are to address themselves for their
Brotherly Assistance, may speedily meet.
Mr. Selden, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Solicitor, are
appointed to withdraw, to consider of an Order for the
Raising of Voluntiers, according to a Clause in the Act
vice lecta est Billa, An Act to prohibit the Importing of Currans.
2da vice lecta est Billa prædicta; and, upon the Question, committed unto the Committee for Trade, where Sir
H. Vane has the Chair: And they are to meet To-morow, at Two post meridiem, in the Star-chamber.
Ordered, That Mr. Pym and Mr. Strode shall prepare a
Letter to be sent to the Cities and great Towns, for the
Loan of Monies; and bring it in To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the House be forthwith resolved into a
Committee, to consider of the Providing of present
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Fines carried up to the Lords the Declaration, to
desire their Concurrence; and to desire the Lords to
give Expedition to the Bill for calling the Assembly; and
to meet, That the Committee of both Houses concerning
the Militia, may meet this Afternoon.
Mr. Cromwell brings Answer, That the Lords agree to
Sir Walth. Pye, to be Deputy Lieutenant of the County
Answer from Lords.
Sir H. Mildmay reports, That the Lords do agree, that
the Committee concerning the Brotherly Assistance do
meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Painted
Chamber; and do agree to the Orders concerning the
Contribution money for Devon and Exeter.
Loan from Merchant Adventurers.
Whereas, by a former Order, the Loan of Thirty thousand Pounds hath been desired from the Fellowship of
Merchant Adventurers of England, they having Allowance of Eight per Cent. per Annum. It is now again required, considering how much the Loan of the said Money concerns the Safety of the Kingdom at this present;
and that there is so great Necessity thereof, that the Want
of it may much danger the Disbanding of the Army in
Ireland, and consequently the Loss of that Kingdom;
that the Governor and Deputy of the said Fellowship do
forthwith call the whole Company together, and let us
know to whom we are obliged, and to whom we are not:
The Performance whereof shall be accounted and
acknowledged a great Service to this House.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed on Friday
last, to treat with the Merchant Adventurers, shall have
Power to send to and treat with such Persons as they
shall think fit, for the Bringing in of ready Monies at
Eight per Cent. upon the Credit of the Stock is now in
Persons to attend.
Ordered, That Commissary Willmott and Colonel Ashburnham, be required to attend this House To-morrow
Morning: And that their Bail have Notice of this Order.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Fienis brings Answer, That he had delivered the
Declaration; and that the Lords have appointed Thursday
next, to take into Consideration the Bill for calling the
Assembly; and do agree, that the Committee concerning
the Militia do meet this Afternoon.
Bills from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
The Lords have sent two Bills; the One concerning
the enabling the Earl of Arundell to sell some Lands in
Norfolk, for the Payment of his Debts; and likewise to
enable Sir Ro. Coke to pay his Debts.
Raising Voluntiers for Ireland.
WHEREAS, by an Act made this present Session of Parliament, intituled, An Act for the speedy and
effectual Reducing of the Rebels in his Majesty's Kingdom of Ireland, to their due Obedience to his Majesty,
and the Crown of England, among other Things it is
Enacted, That no Part of the Money which shall be paid
in according to the said Act, shall be employed to any
other Purpose than the Reducing of the said Rebels,
until the said Rebels shall be declared to be subdued by
the said Lords and Commons, as aforesaid: And that
the said Money shall be employed for the speedy and
effectual Subduing of the said Rebels, by sending over
into the said Realm of Ireland, and disposing there, such
Forces of Foot and Horse, Monies, Ammunition, Victual, and all other things necessary to a War, in such
Manner as the Lords and Commons in Parliament, shall,
from time to time, direct: And the Overplus of the
said Money (if any shall be) to be disposed as the said
Lords and Commons shall likewise direct: And whereas
the said Forces cannot be sent over, but first they must
be raised: It is therefore Declared, by the said Lords
and Commons, That whatsoever Forces of Horse or
Foot shall be sent over by virtue of the said Act, may
be raised by the Direction of the Lords and Commons,
by virtue of the Act aforesaid. The Lords and Commons in this present Parliament, do give full Power and
Authority unto the Adventurers of the additional Forces
by Sea, according to their Propositions assented unto by
both Houses of Parliament, by Themselves, their Deputy
or Deputies, Officer and Officers, as they shall employ,
to raise One thousand Soldiers, Voluntiers, by beating
the Drum, in such manner as is usual for Raising of
Voluntiers, for to be employed for helping to reduce
Ireland: And for their so doing this Ordinance shall be
their sufficient Warrant.
Instructions to Yorke Committee, &c.
That a Committee be appointed to prepare an Answer
to the Letters this Day received from the Committees at
Yorke: And that it be referred to the same Committee,
to prepare a new Instruction to be sent to the said Committee, to enable them for the better Dispersing and
Publishing the Orders of both Houses through the
County of Yorke: And that they shall likewise prepare
an Order to be sent to the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and
Sheriffs of the City of Yorke, for suppressing all Forces
within the County of the City of Yorke, to require them
to publish likewise the Orders of both Houses; and to
require Obedience unto them: And that it be referred
to the same Committee to consider of the late Violations
of the Laws, and how the last Declarations may be best
published through the Counties.
* Pym, * Coke, * Cromwell, * Strode, * Holles, *
Martin, * Heselrig, * Vane jun. * Ludlow, Mr. Crue,
* Morley, * Nicholas, * Lisle, Sir Tho, Barrington;
And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the
Court of Wards: And are to bring in an Account of this
Business To-morrow Morning, at farthest.
Printed Papers to be examined.
Ordered, That such things as shall be ordered to be
imprinted by this House, shall be brought to the Clerk
of this House, and, by him, examined, and attested
under his Hand, before it be published.
The Lords to be moved to make the like Order.
Leave of Absence.
Sir Oliver Luke has Leave to go into the Country.
Sir H. Worseley has Leave to go into the Country for
Leave of Absence.
Sir Philip Parker has Leave to go into the Country.
Counsel in the Lords.
Mr. Palmer and Mr. Glyn have Leave to be of Counsel before the Lords.
That such Merchant Ships as the Parties intrusted in
the City of London for the Receiving in and Issuing of
Powder, shall be informed are ready to go to Sea, shall
have such Quantities of Powder for the Service of their
Voyage, as the said Parties shall think requisite.
Deputy Lieutenant, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, This House doth approve of Sir Ro. Parkhurst to be Deputy Lieutenant of
the County of Surry: And that Mr. Sandys move the
Lords for their Approbation: Likewise the Declaration,
and Ordinance, concerning the Raising of Men, to be
carried up to the Lords To-morrow Morning.