Die Lunæ, 17 Januarii, 1641.
Bailing a Prisoner.
ORDERED, That Mr. Quelch, now in the Serjeant's Custody, by Order of this House, shall be
Ammunition at Foxehall.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Evelyn shall carry up the Message to the Lords, so soon as they are set, concerning
the Ammunition at Foxehall.
The Three Declarations reported on Wednesday last
by Mr. Whittlock and Mr. Glyn, now prepared, and
drawn into the Form of One Declaration, as was formerly ordered, was this Day reported by Serjeant Wilde;
and read: And
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That this Declaration
shall pass, as the Declaration of the House of Commons.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Declaration
shall be forthwith published in Print.
Division between King and Parliament.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde reports the Votes of the House
concerning a Guard, drawn up likewise into the Form
of a Declaration: And
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That this Declaration
shall pass, as the Declaration of this House; and that it
shall be fair ingrossed, and sent up to the Lords.
Resolved, upon the Question, That all such Persons as
have given any Counsel, or endeavoured to set or maintain
Division or Dislike between the King and Parliament; or
have listed their Names, or otherwise entered into any
Combination or Agreement, to be aiding or assisting to
any such Counsel or Endeavour, or have persuaded any
other so to do; or that shall do any the things abovementioned, and shall not forthwith discover the same to
either House of Parliament, or the Speaker of either of
the said Houses respectively, and disclaim it; are declared
publick Enemies of the State and Peace of this Kingdom; and shall be inquired of, and proceeded against
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
allow and confirm this Vote: And
It is Ordered, That it shall be added to the Declaration
of the House of Commons, and be printed therewith.
And it is further Resolved, upon the Question, That
this Vote shall be carried up to the Lords, and their
Consent desired herein.
Defence of the Kingdom.
Mr. Martyn, Mr. Sam. Browne, Sir Gilb. Gerard, Sir
Walter Erle, Sir Tho. Bowyer, Sir Rob. Pye, Sir Jo.
Holland, Lord Fairefaxe, Sir Hen. Heyman, Mr. Selden,
Mr. Bodvile, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir
Arthur Ingram, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Hill, Mr.
These are added to the Committee appointed to consider of putting the Kingdom into a Posture of Defence:
And are to meet To-morrow at Eight.. Clock.
Sir Jo. Hotham, Sir Gilb. Gerard, Sir Philip Stapleton,
Sir Edw. Aiscough, Mr. Pelham, Sir Hen. Vaine, Sir Wm.
Allinson, Lord Fairefaxe, Sir Ar. Ingram, Sir Philip
Musgrave, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Sutton,
or any Three of them, are to examine Captain Legg, concerning the Commission and Instructions, which he carried
down, concerning the Securing the Magazine of Hull.
Thanks to Buckingham County.
Ordered, That the Knights of the Shire for the County
of Buck' do return Thanks to the Sheriff, Justices of
Peace, Gentry and Freeholders of the County of Buckingham, that have prepared themselves in a Readiness to
suppress the Forces informed to be at Kingston: And
to acquaint them, that this House is informed those
Forces are dispersed; and therefore, that at this time
there is no need of their coming out of their Counties.
Ship with Arms, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. White, Master
of the Ship lately come from Berwick, by Order of the
House of Commons, with Arms and Ammunition, and
under their Pay, shall fall down the River with the Ship,
somewhat beyond the Command of the Tower, and no
further: And that if any Person shall offer to take away
the Arms and Ammunition out of the Ship, that then he
shall call to him the Assistance of Sailors, and other Persons for the Keeping of the same, till further Order of
the House of Commons.
Ordered, That the further Consideration of this Order
be referred to the Committee.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy do meet
this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Court of
Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Norton Knatchbull, Sir Hen. Heyman, Lord Falkland, are added to that
Alderman Penington informed the House, that he had
spoken with Mr. Cambell, One of the Members of this
House, and One of the Executors to Sir James Cambell,
and desired him, from this House, to take into Consideration the Defence of the War in Ireland, in the Disposing
of the Estate which Sir James Cambell hath given to
charitable Uses: He gave this Answer, That he had it
in his Thoughts before; and, as soon as the rest of the
Executors came, he would move it unto them.
Distempers of the Kingdom.
The House was resolved into a Committee, to consider
of the Ways and Means to remove the Distempers of the
Kingdom according to the former Order.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair: And
Mr. Whitlocke was called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Privileges of Parliament.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Page and Doctor
The Lords have commanded us to let you know, that
they have appointed a Committee of One-and-twenty of
their House, to join with a proportionable Number of
this House, touching the Privileges of Parliament, and a
Petition to his Majesty.
Answer returned by the same Messengers, that this
House hath taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will appoint a Committee of a proportionable Number, to join, as is desired.
Sir H. Vane, Mr. Pym, Mr. Hollys, Sir Philip Stapilton, Sir Hugh Cholmeley, Mr. Whittlock, Mr. Grimston,
Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Sir
Ro. Coke, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Serjeant Wilde, Sir Walth.
Erle, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Sam. Rolle,
Mr. Nath. Fienis, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Arth. Goodwyn,
Mr. Cage, Mr. Rowse, Lord Falkland, Lord Gray, Lord
Wenman, Mr. Rogers, Mr. Selden, Mr. Law. Whittacre,
Sir John Potts, Mr. Palmer, Sir Tho. Bowyer, Mr. Kirton,
Mr. Martin, Mr. Long, Sir John Hotham, Mr. Whitehead, Sir H. Mildmay, Sir John Holland, Mr. Strode, Mr.
Glyn, Mr. Rigby, Sir Guy Palmes, Sir Ra. Hopton, Mr.
Brown, Sir H. Vane jun. Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Reynolds,
Sir Edward Patheriche;
This Committee is to meet with a Committee of the
Lords, touching the Privileges of Parliament, and a Petition to his Majesty, at such time and Place as the Lords
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This Committee is to view the Order that gave Power
to the Committee that sat in the Guildhall, London, upon
the last Adjournment of the House; and to enlarge that
Power to such farther Heads, as shall be propounded by
any Member of the House; and to consider of the
Examinations concerning the Injuries done to the Citizons
at Whitehall; and to inquire of the particular Persons
that came in that hostile Manner to the House of Commons; and likewise to inquire of the Information given
of Raising of Forces in the Country; and to consider of
putting the Kingdom into a present Posture of Defence;
and of some fit Declaration to be made, for recommending
the taking the Protestation in all Parts of the Kingdom;
and to consider of the Providing and Disposing of Monies
for the Irish Affairs.
Ordered, That the Citizens that serve for the City of
London, to take care, that the Scoch Commissioners do
pay nothing for their House-rent, and Furniture belonging
unto the same: And this House will undertake to see
the same satisfied.
Ordered, That Mr. Pemberton and Mr. Gord, committed by Sir Edw. Wright to one of the Compters
in London, shall not be delivered out of Prison, till
this House do give further Order; and the Keeper of
the Prison, where the said Persons are, is to take notice
of this Order.
Message to Lords.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Evelyn, when he goes up with
the former Message to the Lords to desire them also to
remove the Arms from Lambeth-house, and the Archbishop of York's House, into London: And also to acquaint them with the voluntary offer of the Marquis of
Hambleton, that the Pieces of Ordnance at Foxhall,
belonging to him, may be removed into London: Also,
He is likewise to carry to the Lords the Declaration
concerning the Guards; and the Order concerning Time
given to such Soldiers, as came to Whitehall in that
hostile Manner to come in and discover the same.
Ordered, That the Bill for Securing of the Persons of
divers Recusants be re-committed to the former Committee, to consider of the Place where those Persons may
be secured; and of the Addition of other Names to be
inserted in the said Bill; and to meet To-morrow, at
Nine.. Clock at Grocers-hall in London.
Arms, &c. for Ireland.
Mr. Pym reports from the Committee for Irish Affairs,
of the Quantity of Arms, and Ammunition, and Ordnance,
to be forthwith provided for the Service of Ireland.
Ordered, That the Report now made by Mr. Pym,
shall be confirmed by Order of this House: And that
it be re-committed to the same Committee, to draw the
same Report into the Form of an Order, to pass both
Loan from Merchant Adventurers.
Ordered, That Sir Hen. Mildmy, Sir Tho. Barrington,
and Sir Edw. Hungerford, do move the Merchants Adventurers, for the other Twenty thousand Pounds, with
what Speed and Expedition they can.
Meal for Ireland.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor of London, be desired,
from this House, to give Licence for the Transporting of
a Thousand Barrels of Meal from London into Ireland.
City Forces, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this shall be the
Addition to the former Order, made 15° Januarii, concerning the Sheriffs of London; viz.
"And it is further Ordered, That the said Sheriffs of
London and Midd', or either of them, shall, in like
manner, from time to time, issue forth such Ammunition
of Powder, Bullet, and Match, out of the Magazine or
Store-house for the City of London, for such Companies,
as are raised and commanded upon Service, out of or
from the said Cities, such Quantities of either of them, as
the said Serjeant Major Skippon shall direct and appoint,
signified under his Hand, unto any One or both of
the said Sheriffs of London and Midd', for the Service
Ship with Arms, &c.
Sir Jo. Clatworthy informed the House of a Ship
newly fallen down the River with Arms and Ammunition;
and very suspicious, it is intended to supply the Rebels in
Ordered, That he go to the Lord Admiral, for to stay
the said Ship, and make Search for Arms, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Martyn, Sir Gilb. Gerard, Mr.
Philip Smith, Mr. Rob. Goodwyn, Sir Samuel Luke, shall
be added to the Committee appointed to take Informations.
Arms, &c. at Fox-hall.
Sir Jo. Evelyn reports, That the Lords had appointed
Three Lords, to see the Arms, and Ammunition, and
Ordnance at Fox-hall, removed to London; as also, the
Arms at Lambeth-house, and at the Archbishop of York's
House: And, for the Ordnance there belonging to the
King, they have given Direction to the Lord Newporte,
to take care thereof: And, for the latter Part of the
Message, they would send an Answer by Messengers of
Adjournment; and Committee to sit at Grocers-hall.
Mr. Fines is to go to the Lords with this Message; To
acquaint their Lordships with the Purpose of this House,
to adjourn till Thursday next at Eight of the Clock in the
Morning; and that, in the meantime, this House hath
enabled a Committee, with Power to sit in London, at
Grocers-hall, to consider of the Safety of the Kingdom,
and of maintaining the Privileges of Parliament; and a
large Power to proceed in the Affairs of Ireland; besides,
they have appointed the Committee, for Irish Affairs, to
sit there also; and so doth leave it to their Lordships to
do the like, if they please; and, if they approve hereof,
that they would give like Power to their Committees: And
to desire, that the Committee, appointed to take Examinations upon Oath, may sit there also; and that the
Committee, appointed to consider of the Breach of Privilege, may sit there also: And, lastly, to put their Lordships in mind, to hasten the Scoche Propositions, which
remains with them; and the Bill, for Contribution:
Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Glyn, Mr.
Whitlock, Lord Falkland, Sir Philip Stapilton, Mr. Fines,
Sir Ralph Hopton, Sir John Hotham, Sir Walter Erle, Sir
Robert Coke, Sir Tho. Walsingham, Sir Sam. Rolle, Mr.
Perepoint, Mr. Walter Long, Sir Richard Cave, Sir Edward Hungerford, Mr. Grimston, Sir Christopher Wraye,
Sir Ben. Rudiard, Sir John Hippesley, Mr. Herbert Price,
Sir Jo. Wraye, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Wheeler, Sir
It is this Day Ordered, by the Commons House of Parliament, That the House shall be adjourned unto Thursday Morning Eight of Clock: And that the same Committee, which was appointed by this House to sit at
Guildhall, shall meet To-morrow Morning at Grocers-hall,
at Eight of Clock: And all, that will come, are to have
Voices: And shall have Power to consider, resolve, declare, publish, act, and put in Execution, all Things, that
may concern the Good and Safety of the King, the Kingdom, Parliament, and the Members thereof, and the City
of London, and those that have guarded, assisted, and
entertained them; and concerning the Privileges of the
House, and the Vindicating of them; and also concerning the Examinations touching the Injuries done to the
Citizens at Whitehall, and elsewhere, and by whom: As
also to inquire out, who those Persons were, that came
to the House of Commons in that hostile Manner; and to
perfect the Examinations already taken concerning the
same: And to inquire, what Forces have of late been
raised, or endeavoured to be raised; by whom, by what
Authority; and to what End: And, further, to consider of
such Propositions as may be necessary for the speedy putting of the Kingdom into a Posture of Defence: And shall
likewise take into Consideration those Heads, which have
been propounded at the Grand Committee, which was
appointed to consider of the Ways and Means of removing the present Distempers: And shall have Power to
add to them any other, or more Heads: And to find out
the Causes of the present Distempers and Disorders; and
to find out the best Ways and Means to remove them to the
Honour, Peace, Safety, and Happiness of the King and
Kingdom; and to frame, or perfect, any Declaration for
that Purpose: And shall have Power likewise to consider of some Way, how the Protestation may be tendered,
and taken, throughout the Kingdom: And shall have
Power likewise to consider, resolve, direct, or do any
thing that may be for the Good and Relief of Ireland, and
the Affairs thereof: And shall have Power to advise and
consult with, or examine any Person or Persons, touching the Premises, or any of them: And shall have Power
to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, or Records; and
to take order for the safe Custody of such Persons as
they shall find Cause: And also shall have Power to
make Sub-committees of any of those that shall be present, though they be not particularly named in this Order:
And likewise shall have Power to confer with any
Committee of the Lords House.
Committees to sit in London.
Ordered, That the Committee, for Delinquents, where
Mr. Greene hath the Chair; for the Navy; and for the
Examination of Captain Legg; shall have Power to sit in
London, as such Time and Place as they shall think fit.
Ordered, That the Committee for Irish Affairs; and
the Committee appointed to meet with the Committee of
the Lords, touching the Breach of Privileges, and Petition
to his Majesty; shall have Power to sit in London likewise,
at such Time and Place as the Lords shall appoint.
Adjournment of Parliament.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to sit at Grocers-hall shall consider how, and in what Manner, the
House may adjourn itself to any Place from Westminster;
and to search Precedents to that Purpose; and to confer
with the Lords about it.
Impeachment of the Bishops.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Rich and
We are commanded by the Lords to let you know
that the Twelve Bishops, impeached by this House of High
Treason and formerly commanded to put in their Answer
this Day, are there ready to be called in: And the Lords
have sent notice to this House to be there present; either
by the House, or a Committee, as they shall think fit.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House has taken their Lordships Message into
Consideration; and has resolved, That some Members
of this House, as a Committee, shall be present to hear
Mr. Glyn, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Sam. Browne, Mr.
Rigbey, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Palmer, Mr.
Whistler, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. White, Mr. Lisle,
Mr. Hill, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Peard,
This Committee is appointed to be present in the
Lords House, at the Twelve Bishops Answer to the
Impeachment of the House of Commons.
Answer, &c. from the King.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Finch and
The Lords have received his Majesty's Answer to
some Propositions, sent unto his Majesty from the Lords,
by the Duke of Richmond; and likewise; his Majesty's
Message, delivered by the Lord Keeper; as followeth:
His Majesty's Answer to the Message, delivered to his
Majesty in Writing, dated 15 Januarii, 1641, by the
Duke of Richmond.
1. As concerning His Majesty's Royal Assent to the
Bill for the Adjourning of the Parliament from Westminster to London, or any other Place, his Majesty saith,
that he will take further Time to consider of it.
2. His Majesty hath already signed a Warrant to the
Master of the Ordnance, for Issuing of Provisions of
Munition for Ulster, as is hereby desired:
3. And, as touching the Securing of Hull, His Majesty
conceives He hath formerly given a satisfactory Answer.
The King commanded the Lord Keeper to let the
House of Parliament know, that there hath been much
Powder, Arms, and Ammunition issued out, for the
Safety of Ireland: And his Majesty hopes the Houses
will take a care the Stores be replenished, for the Security and Defence of this Kingdom.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to collect
Monies of the Members of this House, for the Relief of
the poor distressed Irish, that are come out of Ireland,
shall have Power to pay, out of those Monies, Three
hundred Pounds to Sir Wm. Brereton and Mr. Venables,
upon Account, to be disposed of for the Relief of the
distressed Irish, as aforesaid.
Ordered, That the Knights, Citizens, Burgesses, and
Barons of the Cinque Ports respectively, shall send these
printed Orders, concerning the Suppressing of Tumults,
into all the Counties, Cities, Boroughs, and Cinque Ports,
to be published in all the Market Towns thereof.
Foreign Bullion, &c.
The humble Petition of Merchants and Goldsmiths,
Traders to his Majesty's Mint with Foreign Bullion and
Coin, was this Day read; and avowed by Derrich
Hoper, and divers others, who subscribed the Petition.
And Sir Henry Vane junior is ordered to carry up this
Petition unto the Lords; and to acquaint their Lordships, that this House has received this Petition from such
Merchants, of whom some particular Men of them, as
this House is informed, have sometimes in their Hands a
Hundred thousand Pounds, trading to his Majesty's
Mint with foreign Bullion and Coin; and that 'tis expected, that a Million should speedily come into their
Hands: And that the present Lieutenant is a Man unknown unto them; and therefore one whom they cannot
confide in: And thereupon to renew the Desires of this
House, that the Lords will join with them in a Petition
to his Majesty, for the Putting in of Sir John Conniers; or
else, to let their Lordships know, That if any thing otherwise than well happen upon this Business, that the House
of Commons is free from it, and it must rest with the
Declaration to Scotch Commissioners.
Sir Philip Stapleton reports the Declaration to be
returned to the Scotsh Commissioners, in hæc Verba.
"The House of Commons, having considered both
That Paper, given in to them from the Scottish Commissioners upon Saturday last, as likewise their Advice lately
given to his Majesty, by occasion of these present Troubles, which, at the Intreaty of the said House, they have
communicated to them; and, finding therein a large
Testimony of Fidelity to the King, of Affection to this
State, and of Wisdom, for the Honour, Security, and
Peace of his Majesty and Kingdoms; doth hereby declare, That they have herein done That which is not only
very acceptable to this House, but likewise That which is
of great Advantage to both Nations: And therefore have
Ordered, That Sir Philip Stapleton, Mr. Hampden, Mr.
Fynes, Mr. Pym, Mr. Arthur Goodwyn, Mr. Longe, Sir
H. Vane junior, or any Three of them, shall return them
very hearty and affectionate Thanks, in the Name of this
House: And this House doth further desire them, that,
according to their Affections already expressed, they will
continue their Care and Endeavours to remove the present Distractions amongst us; as also to preserve and
confirm the Union between the Two Nations, so happily
State of the Kingdom.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Whittlock called to the Chair: And
The Committee proceeded to consider the Causes of
the now Distempers, and the Remedies, according to a
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Fynes brings Answer from the Lords, That their
Lordships would take into Consideration, the Expediting
of the Bill concerning the Contribution, and the Scotsh
Propositions; and that, for the other particular Desires of
this House, their Lordships do agree with this House in
Ordered, That the Committee, appointed to sit in
Grocers-hall, London, shall have express Order to cause
so much Monies to be paid forthwith to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, or to such whom he shall appoint, as
shall be due for the Pay and Transport of the Lord
Lieutenant's Regiment, now at Chester; and to provide
likewise for the Supply of Duncannon Castle.
Ordered, That Two hundred of those Men already levied, under the Command of Colonel Vavisor, be forthwith sent over for the Relief of Duncannon Castle, in the
Province of Lemster: And that Two hundred Men more
shall be levied, to supply those Numbers, of Men formerly
designed for the Supply of Munster.
Ordered, That, the Merchants Adventurers shall have
Interest for the Forbearance of such Monies as they shall
lend, after the Rate of Eight Per Cent. from the First
of January last, until their Monies shall be paid and
Ordered, That Twenty thousand Pounds shall be paid
out of the First Monies that shall come in from the Merchants Adventurers, or elsewhere, to the Treasurer at
War for Ireland, or to Mr. Nico. Loftus Esquire his Assignee, to be issued forth by the said Treasurer, or his
Assignee, in Pursuance and Execution of such Orders
and Warrants as have been already agreed upon by
the Committee for Irish Affairs, and this House.
Ordered, That Sir H. Mildmay shall, from this
House, desire the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and the
Lord Marshal of Ireland, to appoint a short Day, when
they will certainly repair to their several and respective
Charges in Ireland; and that their Answer be returned
to the Committee at Grocers-hall: And likewise to
move the Lord Lieutenant presently to assign Officers
to carry over the Two hundred Men designed for
Ordered, That, out of the Twenty thousand Pounds,
allotted to be paid to the Treasurer at Wars for Ireland,
or to Nic. Loftus his Assignee, so much Monies shall
be issued to the Burgesses of Bristoll, upon Account, as
shall be necessary for the Furnishing, and Setting forth
to Sea, Two Men of War, to lie upon the Coast of
Munster: And the said Burgesses are hereby required
to employ their best Endeavours, that the Ships be
presently set forth accordingly.
Information against Serj. Dendy.
Ralph Hope, being at the Bar, informeth the House of
Commons, That 4° January instant, Serjeant Dendy came
to Mr. Weekes' House, at the Gatehouse; and inquired of
him, if Mr. Hollis lay there: Whereupon he asked the
Serjeant, what his Business was: The Serjeant bid him
tell him his Name: He answered, If he would tell him
his Business, he would tell him his Name: Whereupon
he said, "I charge you, upon your Life, tell me where
Mr. Hollis is; for he is a Traytor. How dares Mr.
Weeks lodge a Traytor in his House." He said, he must
have him, and would have him; for he was a Traytor.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Dendy, Serjeant at Arms, shall be forthwith sent forth, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House.
Person sent for in Custody.
Whereas Information was this Day given to the
House by Mr. Crumwell and Mr. Walton, Members of
the said House, of Words spoken by a Gentleman of
Huntingtonshire, of a high and dangerous Nature: It is
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker shall grant forth his Warrant,
to bring the Gentleman in safe Custody that spake the
Words; and likewise an Order to summon the Informer;
their Names being first made known unto him by Mr.
Crumwell, and Mr. Walton.
Impeachment of the Bishops.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Finch and
The Lords have taken the Answers of the several
Bishops to the Impeachment made by this House of
High Treason; to which they have pleaded Not guilty:
And the Lords have appointed To-morrow Sevennight
for their Trial.
Ordered, That the Committee, appointed to consider
of the Impeachment of the Twelve Bishops, shall meet
at what Time and Place they shall think fit; and consider of that Business; and bring in their Resolutions thereupon to the House on Thursday Morning next.
By Vote upon the Question, the House doth adjourn itself till Thursday Morning next, at Eight of the Clock.