Die Dominico, 13 Novembris, 1642.
Disaffected in the Tower.
ORDERED, That the Committee for the Tower
shall have Power to put out of the Tower Mr. Palmer,
and such other Persons as they shall find disaffected.
Lieutenant of the Tower.
Ordered, That it be left to the Lieutenant of the Tower
to stay in the Army where now he is, if he shall so think
fit: And that the Charge and Custody of the Place, in
the mean time, during his Absence only, be left and intrusted with Sir Peter Wentworth, and Mr. Squire Bence,
with the Assistance of the Committee.
Payment to Bence.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety of the
Kingdom do give Warrant to Sir Gilbert Gerard, Treasurer at Wars, to imprest unto Mr. Squire Bence Two
hundred Pounds, upon Account.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Tower shall have
Power to take an hundred Mariners out of Lambethhouse, if they shall see Cause; and to dispose of them
as they shall think fit.
Ordered, That Proclamation be made, that all maimed
Soldiers of the Army raised by the Parliament, do repair
unto the Savoye; where Care shall be taken, that Surgeons shall be provided to look to their Cure; and all
other Necessaries fitting for them: And the Master,
and Brethren, and all other Officers, and every of them
whom it may concern, are hereby required to see the
Savoye furnished with Beds, and other Things convenient
Ordered, That the Master and Wardens of the Surgeons Company do take care of the Cure of the maimed
Soldiers of the Army raised by the Parliament; and
provide all Necessaries fitting for their Cure: And the
House does undertake to see them satisfied for whatsoever they shall disburse in this charitable Act; and
likewise for their Pains.
These Orders to be proclaimed in all Parts of London, Westminster, and Suburbs, by beating of the
Drums; and to be sent to the Army.
Mr. Bell is appointed to take Care of this Order, to
the Surgeons Hall.
The Committee for maimed Soldiers is appointed to
take Care of the Provision for the Soldiers in the Savoye.
Mr. Vassall is added to the Committee for the Safety
of the Tower.
The House doth approve of the Act of the Committee,
in committing of those Four Papists, this Day brought
to the House, to Newgate; whither, it seems, they were
formerly committed, and released by the Committee for
the Safety of the Kingdom, as was affirmed.
THE House was informed, That divers Gentlemen
of the City of London were at the Door; who desired
to offer something to the Consideration of the House.
They were called in: And one Mr. Shute, a Merchant,
in the Name of the rest, spake to this Purpose;
That they did acknowledge, with all Thankfulness, the
continued and unwearied Care and Pains of this House,
for the Preservation of the true Protestant Religion, the
Liberty of the People, and the Privileges of Parliament.
They have presented a Petition of Ten Particulars;
to which they expect an Answer in convenient Time.
They speak in the Language of many Thousands;
That they fear they are bought and sold.
These Things they present:
1. That in a Case of so much Danger, and so great
Concernment, that there should be but One Army to
2. That, in all this Time, the King's Strength lying in
Horse, that the City should not appear in a considerable
Body of Horse.-Though it has been offered, and not
effectually yet put in a way, they do now again offer it.
3. That Windsore Castle should not be provided for,
as they ought.
4. That Colonel Holles his Regiment, Men of that
Courage, and so considerable, should be exposed to a
Place of so imminent Danger, lying next to the Enemies
Forces, and almost naked.
5. The Point of Accommodation is another Reason
of their Grief.
They are come to this Resolution;
That they will man out every Man his Man, and make
their own Captains and Officers, and live and die with
the House of Commons, and in Defence thereof: And if
there he any in the Lords House, that do any way retard
or hinder this publick Defence, they wish they would declare themselves, and that they were with the King.
6. Another Matter of their Grief was, that the Sabbaoth
Day should be so long profaned by publick Authority;
and the Book that enjoins it, not yet burnt by the Hands
of the common Hangman. They observe, that this Day
they have so profaned, has been the Day of their Ruin.
7. The Bloodshed of the Martyrs, in Queen Marye's
Days, done by publick Act of Parliament, and no Expiation as yet made for it.
8. The Officers in the Army (though they must always
mention my Lord General with Honour, as one in whom
they absolutely confide) not so careful and diligent as
they ought, nor all of them so trusty.
9. The Numbers of the Prisoners very great, and of
dangerous Condition; and the Masters and Keepers of
those Prisons not to be confided in.
10. The good Ministers in Times past silenced, and
put out by the Bishops.
You have our Persons, Purses and Estates, all at your
Command: You may do with us at your Pleasure.
We come in the Name of the Godly and Active Part
of the City.
The Gentlemen withdrew.
After some Debate, the House fell to these Resolutions.
Book of Sports to be burnt.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Book concerning Injoining and Tolerating of Sports upon the Sabbaoth
Day be forthwith burnt by the Hands of the common
Hangman, in the usual Places.
Citizens Offer accepted.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
accept of this Offer of the Citizens, of furnishing Horse
and Foot; and doth account it to be a Service much
importing the Safety of the Commonwealth; and doth
return them publick and hearty Thanks therefore.
Sir H. Mildmay, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Green, Mr. Rigby;
Mr. Browne, Mr. Marten, Sir Jo. Francklyn, Mr. Rolle,
This Committee is appointed presently to withdraw, to
treat with the Citizens that made this Offer of furnishing
Horse and Foot; to know upon what Terms, in what
Numbers, in what Time, and under what Command; they
will furnish them.
Citizens thanked, &c.
The Gentlemen of the City were again called in: And
Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, told them,
They found, that what was said was expressed with a
zealous and earnest Care of the Commonwealth; for
which they return them publick and hearty Thanks.
For the Particular of Horse and Foot, they accept;
and have appointed a particular Committee to treat
The Book of Sports they have voted to be burnt by
the Hands of the common Hangman.
The Gentlemen desired again to speak.
Citizens further Complaints.
And then the Gentleman, that formerly spoke, said,
That the Coming of the Lord General's Army into the
City of London, and staying here so long as they did, is
another thing troubles them; which they forgot to express before.
Another thing is; That some present and more severe
Course might be taken with Malignants; and, amongst
them, with the malignant Ministers.
Another thing is; That, when they spoke of the Book
of Sports, they intended likewise the Books written by
Dr. Heylyn and Dr. Pocklington.
Information to Lord General.
Ordered, That Mr. Holland do take Care to send Two
Messengers; One to the Lord General, to acquaint him
with the Informations the House has received, concerning the Ammunition sent towards Windsore; and another
to the Boats that are now going up; to advise them not
to go further than Hamersmith: And he is hereby authorized to take up Horses in the next Stables he shall
Recompence to Philipps.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for
maimed Soldiers, where Mr. Prediaux has the Chair, for
to consider of a fit Recompence for Phillips, &c.
Declaration concerning the Treaty, &c.
A Declaration concerning the Carriage of the Treaty,
and the Assault made upon the Parliament Forces,
pending the same, was this Day read; and re-committed
unto Mr. Rowse, Mr. Pelham, and Mr. Glyn.
Mr. Browne reports, from the Committee appointed
to treat with the Citizens; They desire that the Forces,
that these Gentlemen shall raise, may be under Command
of Serjeant Major Skippon, with a Power subordinate to
my Lord General: And for the Number, and for what
Time they will maintain them, they will present to the
House their Resolutions To-morrow, at One..the Clock
in the Afternoon.
Raising Forces in Essex.
WE the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, upon the King's first Approach towards the City
of London, knowing the Destruction of our Religion,
Laws, and Liberties, would follow, if his Army, consisting of Papists, and all Sorts of Malignants, should
prevail; thought it our Duties to give the Inhabitants of
the Counties near adjoining, and in particular the County
of Essex, Advertisement thereof; to the end, that, by a
timely uniting of our Hearts and Forces, the Miseries
intended us might be prevented: And for that Purpose
gave Directions to the Earl of Warwicke, Lord Lieutenant of that County, for the Raising of the Trained Bands,
and other Companies of Volunteers; and to bring them
up to Islington, in the County of Middlesex, being the Place
then appointed for their Rendezvous: Which Service,
with the Assistance of the Deputy Lieutenants, was very
carefully performed: But we now find, that a great Part
of those Men, being People merely mercenary, neither
respecting the Cause, nor the Honour of the Nation, have
most unworthily withdrawn themselves; whereby we are
not only disappointed of a great Part of the Strength we
depended upon, but also the honest, well-affected Gentlemen, Freeholders, and Farmers, deceived and abused
by Them into whose Hands they put their Arms and
Monies, out of a Confidence (through God's Blessing) to
have been thereby the more safe and secure at home, with
their Families and Estates: Therefore we have thought
fit hereby to give Notice thereof; not doubting but all
that are well-affected will immediately raise all the Power
and Strength they can possibly make, for the Preservation of the Kingdom from the Malice and Violence of
those who labour for the Dissolution of our Government,
and the Destruction of our Religion: And, for that Purpose, we think it very necessary, for the Expediting of so
acceptable a Service of so much Importance, that the
worthy Gentlemen, and honest Freeholders, of the County
of Essex, should forthwith assemble themselves in the
several Hundreds and Corporations of that County, as
they shall think fit; and speedily to resolve upon the
Putting forth their utmost Strength, as the only Remedy
left them, under God, to preserve themselves and us;
and to come to Warwick-house in Holborne, where the
Earl of Warwick, or, in his Absence, Sir Wm. Massam,
or Sir Martin Lumley, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir H.
Mildmay, or any One of them, will be ready to receive
and list them; and provide such Commanders, and other
Officers, as shall be wanting, to put them in Order for the
Service: And the Deputy Lieutenants, that now are or
shall be in that County, together with the Commissioners
for the Propositions, and all other Officers whatsoever,
are hereby required to give the Gentlemen and Freeholders their best Direction, and their utmost Aid, Help,
and Assistance, for the Furtherance of this Service. And
it is hereby Declared, That all such as shall thus freely
offer themselves in this Service, provided with Arms and
Money for Two Months, shall, from the Time they are
listed, and during the Time they continue in the Service,
be repaid again, according to the Pay established for the
Army: And, in regard they are at the Charge of arming
and furnishing themselves, there shall be farther Consideration had thereof for their Recompence, or Damage
which they shall sustain by this Service: For which we
do hereby engage the Publick Faith.