Die Lunæ, 4 Juli, 1642.
Leave to go to Yorke.
ORDERED, That Sir Roger Palmer shall have
Leave to go to Yorke.
Search for Arms, &c.
That the Serjeant shall send his Servant to the Bell
Savage, and other Places where the Carriers are that go
Northward, to search all Trunks, Packs, and Hampers,
that they shall find there: And if they find any Arms,
Ammunition, or Monies, to make stay of them: And has
Power to require the Justices of Peace and Constables
to be aiding and assisting.
Mr. Morley and Mr. Alderman Penington are to see
that the Search be diligently made.
Sir Wm. Brereton, Tho. Standish, of Tewxbury, Ralph
Ashton of Downham, Robert Hide, Tho. Byrch;
Resolved, upon the Question, That the House doth
approve of these Gentlemen to be Deputy Lieutenants
of the County of Lancaster.
Ordered, by the and Commons, That the Earl
of Warwick be desired to appoint the Captain of the
Garland, formerly nominated by his Majesty for the
Transport of the Portugall Ambassador, to take into the
said Ship the said Portugall Ambassador, with his Retinue and Goods; and transport him accordingly: And
that likewise he bring over the Lady of the Resident for
Portugall, and her Retinue and Goods, if she shall be
ready at Lisbone when he arrives there; staying not above
Ten Days for her.
Whereas the House has ordered Six thousand Pounds
to be paid to Sir John Clatworthy, or such as he shall appoint, for the Payment of the Two Regiments in Ulster;
It is this Day Ordered, by the and Commons, in
Parliament assembled, That the Treasurers appointed to
receive the Hundred thousand Pounds lent by the several Companies of the City of London, shall forthwith pay
the said Sum of Six thousand Pounds to Mr. Loftus,
Deputy Treasurer at Wars for Ireland, for the Payment
of the said Regiments.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Clatworthy shall be admitted to
adventure a Thousand Pounds of the Pay due unto him
for his Service in Ireland: And that the said Sum be accepted, upon the same Terms as other Sums of Money
are accepted, for the Adventure in Ireland.
Affairs in Leicestershire.
A Letter from Mr. Salisbury, Servant to the Earl of
Stamford, dated from Broadgate, July the Second, concerning Mr. Hasting, as High Sheriff, sending forth his
Warrants to the High Constables of several Hundreds,
and intending to seize the Magazine at Broadgate, the
Earl of Stamford's House, if he could not have it by fair
Means; His Warrant, of the Eight-and-twentieth of June,
directed to Mr. Geerie of Bilsdon, One of the Head Constables of Sparkenhowe Hundred; and likewise One Letter, of the Third of July, from Leicester, subscribed by
Wm. Ward, Daniel Deken, Richard Ludlam, and Wm.
Franke, expressing the Manner of Mr. Hastings Coming
with Forces to Leicester, and demanding the Magazine;
and proclaiming Wm. Reymer, of whom the Magazine
was demanded, and others, Traitors, for not yielding up
the Magazine, were all this Day read;
Resolved, upon the Question, That Officers be sent
down into the County of Leicester, to assist the Lord
Lieutenant, and the Deputy Lieutenants, in putting the
Ordinance of the Militia in Execution, for preserving the
Peace of the County, for suppressing Insurrections, and
safe keeping the Magazine thereof.
Resolved, upon the Question, That in case that Forces
shall come or be brought from any other County into
the County of Leicester, to disturb the Peace thereof, that
then the Lord Lieutenant of Leicesterskire, and his Deputy
Lieutenants, or any of them, shall have Power to crave
Aid of the several Lord Lieutenants, and Deputy Lieutenants, of the Counties of Warwick, Northampton, Rutland, Nottingham, Lincolne, and Derby, or any of them.
Resolved, upon the Question, That in Case any Force
be brought out of One County into any other County of
this Kingdom, to disturb the Peace thereof, that the Lord
Lieutenants, and Deputy Lieutenants, of the Counties
adjoining, upon Notice given unto them of such Disturbance, by the Lord Lieutenant, or Deputy Lieutenants, where such Disturbance is made, be hereby required to give Aid and Assistance to the said other Lord
Lieutenants, and Deputy Lieutenants, or any of them, so
requiring the same, for the present Suppressing of such
Force and Disturbers of the Peace, by Volunteers, and
such of the Trained Bands of their several Counties
that shall voluntarily go to give their Assistance.
Search for Arms.
Ordered, That a Search be made in the Trunks, and
other Carriages, that are gone from Sir John Worsnam's
House towards Yorke: And if any Arms, Monies, or
Plate, be found therein, to make Stay thereof; and take
an Inventory of the same.
Plate, &c. stayed.
Ordered, That the Plate stayed at Bell Savage this
Day, upon Search, shall be carried into the Chamber of
London; and there delivered in, upon Inventory, to remain in safe Custody till this House take further Order:
And that the Saddles and Pistols there stayed shall be
still kept safe, till this House give further Directions to
Seizing Horses, &c. going to Yorke.
WHEREAS the House of Commons is this Day
informed, that daily there is great Store of Horse, Saddles, Carabines, Pistols, Musquets, Swords, Powder, and
other Ammunition; and also Money, Gold and Silver
Plate, secretly conveyed and packed up, to be sent to
York, and other Places and Counties of this Kingdom,
which may prove prejudicial to the Peace of this Kingdom, and Safety of the King and Parliament: It is therefore this Day Ordered, by the Commons House of Parliament, That the Serjeant at Arms attending the said
House, or his Deputy or Deputies, shall, from time to
time, search all Trunks, Hampers, dry Vats, Chests,
Boxes, or other Things, in all Cities, Towns, Villages,
Houses, Ships, Barques, Boats, or other Places whatsoever, by Sea or by Land, for any the Particulars before-mentioned, or any other Instruments of War; and shall
seize and make Stay of the same; and give present
Notice thereof to the House of Commons of the several
Particulars so seized and stayed by him, or them, whereby
such further Course may be taken therein as to this
House shall seem meet: And the Mayor, Sheriff, Constables, Headboroughs, and other his Majesty's chief
Officers, residing in any City, Town, Village, or Place
whatsoever, are hereby required to aid and assist the said
Serjeant, his Deputy or Deputies: And this shall be
their sufficient Warrant so to do. Dated the Fourth
Day of July, 1642.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Order is assented unto.
To John Hunt Esquire, Serjeant
at Arms, his Deputy or Deputies; and to all Mayors, Sheriffs,
Justices of Peace, Constables,
Headboroughs, and all other his
Majesty's Officers whatsoever.
Resolved, upon the Question, That it shall be thus
Ordered, That the Knights and Burgesses do bring in
the Names of such Persons as are fit to be intrusted with
the Execution of this Order in the several Counties of the
Kingdom: And that the Serjeant do make a Deputation
to those Persons accordingly.
Earl of Warwick's Command of the Fleet.
THE Lords and Commons in Parliament having
received Notice of the Readiness of the Earl of Warwick to obey the Ordinance of both Houses, concerning
his Lordship's Commanding the Fleet appointed for the
Guard of the Coasts of England and Ireland; and that
all the Captains of the Ships have likewise submitted to
his Lordship's Command, according to the Authority derived to him by the same Ordinance; do hereby declare
their Approbation and good Acceptance of his Lordship's
Obedience therein, and of the Comportment of the Captains, Masters, and Mariners of the Ships; desiring his
Lordship to signify unto them the Thanks of both Houses,
and to assure them, that this their Forwardness to the Service of the Commonwealth shall be remembered, with
such Respect as is due to Persons that have done a Service much conducing to the Safety and Peace of the Kingdom. And as for the Five Captains, Sir John Mennes,
Captain Richard Fogge, Captain John Burley, Captain
Robert Slingsby, and Captain Baldwin Wake, they do
declare them unworthy to continue any longer their Command in this Fleet; requiring the Earl of Warwick to
discharge them from their Places, and to consider of some
Persons of Trust as shall be thought fit to take Charge of
those Ships for the Performance of the Service in hand;
and to commend them to the Approbation of both Houses.
And that he apprehend the Persons of Sir John Mennes,
Captain Richard Fogg, Captain John Burley, Robert
Slingsby, and Baldwyn Wake, aforementioned; and send
them up as Delinquents, to answer this their Contempt
in Parliament; requiring all Masters and other Officers
and Mariners of the Fleet to be assistant and obedient
to his Lordship, in the Execution of this Order; and, for
his Lordship's and their so doing this shall be their sufficient Warrant: In the Execution whereof they shall be
defended by the Power and Authority of both Houses of
Parliament, notwithstanding the King's declaring it to be
Treason, by his Letter to the Earl of Warwick, which is
altogether against Law.
Earl of Warwicke accepts the Command.
MR. Nicholas reporteth to the House, that he had
delivered to the Earl of Warwicke the Ordinance of both
Houses to command the Ships at Sea: Which his Lordship accepted of; but withal acquainted him, that he had
received a Letter from his Majesty, requiring and commanding him to deliver up the Ships, otherwise he would
proceed against him as guilty of High Treason: Whereupon his Lordship called a Council of War; and Twelve
of the Eighteen of the Captains of the Ships, there
present upon the Downes, came and sat in Council with
his Lordship; and resolved to obey the Earl his Command, in any Service for the King and Parliament: But
Sir Jo. Mince, Captain Slinglesby, and Three Captains
more, refused to come to the Earl, or to deliver up their
Ships: Whereupon the Mariners in One of the Ships
forced their Captain to submit.
The King's Letter to the Earl of Warwicke, of the
Twenty-eight of June; The Captain's Resolution of the
Second of July; Sir John Mince's, and the other Captains, Letters of Refusal; were all read.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir John Mince,
Captain Robert Slinglesbie, Captain Rich. Fogge, Captain
Jo. Burley, and Captain Baldwyn Wake, shall be forth
...sent for as Delinquents.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords be moved to join with
this House herein: And that the said Earl be desired to
give his Assistance for the Apprehending of the said
Ordered, That Mr. Pimme, Mr. Martin, and Mr.
Reygnolds, do draw a Declaration of the said Earl and
Captains, with the Approbation of the good Service they
have done to the Kingdom herein.
Commission of Array.
Ordered, That Nine thousand of the Declarations
concerning the Commission of Array, shall be printed and
published: And Mr. Purie shall take Care for the Dispersing of them into all Counties of the Kingdom.
Treaty with Scotts.
Mr. Hampden reporteth concerning the Scotts Treaty.
Resolved, &c. That this House shall insist upon the
Resolved, &c. That this House doth consent to the
Amendment of the Seventh Article; viz. * * * *
Ld. Mountgomerie's, &c. Petition.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Lord Viscount
Mountgomerie, and Sir James Mountgomery, be referred
to the Committee for Captain Hill, and Captain Chittchester's Petition.
Message to Lords.
Ordered, That Sir Tho. Barrington do go up with this
Message; To desire a conference concerning the Earl of
Warwicke his Commanding the Ships at Sea; and to desire the Lords to hasten the Ordinance for the Raising of
the Five thousand Men for Ireland: And to join in appointing the Ship Garland for the Transporting the Portugall Ambassador; and likewise to send down the Two
Letters from Holland to Mr. Corbett.
Ordered, That the same Order be made now concerning the Entering of Customs, as was made the last Time
when the Day upon the Bill of Tonage and Poundage
was out, and the new Bill not passed.
Earl of Warwick's Command of the Fleet.
Ordered, That Copies of this Ordinance concerning
the Earl of Warwick's Commanding the Ships, be sent
to Sir Jo. Hotham, to be dispersed amongst the Commanders of the Ships upon the Northern Coasts; and also
to be sent to the Captains of Ships upon the Irish Coasts.
Prisoners from Scotland.
That the Sheriff of the County Palatine of Durham be
required to receive into his Custody, from the Sheriff of
Newcastle, the Nine Prisoners sent thither out of Scotland;
which are, by Order of this House, to be brought from
Sheriff to Sheriff to London: And, if he refuse to receive
them, that then he do forthwith attend this House.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde presents the Declaration concerning the Reading of Declarations in Churches, &c.: Which
was read; but nothing done upon it.
Information against Byerlie, &c.
Upon Information given to the House, that Mr. Byerlie
the younger, and Mr. Williams, of Graye's Inne, enforced
the Minister there to read the King's last Declaration
against the Parliament, or threatened to throw him out
of the Pulpit;
It was Resolved, &c. That Mr. Byerley, Mr. Williams,
and Mr. Spilman, all of Graye's Inne, should be sent
for, as Delinquents.
Persons sent for.
Resolved, &c. That Dr. Duckson of St. Clement's, and
Mr. Smith his Curate, Dr. Fuller of St. Giles, Criplegate, and Mr. Hutton his Curate, and Mr. White, the
Minister at the Abbey of Westminster, shall be sent for,
Answer from Lords.
Sir Tho Barrington reports, That the Lords will give
a present Meeting as is desired; and agrees to the Order
for the Portugall Ambassador; and to send down Mr.
Corbett's Letters: And for the Ordinance to levy Five
thousand Men for Ireland, they will hasten the same.
Earl of Warwick, &c. thanked.
Mr. Pym reports the Declaration of Thanks to the
Earl of Warwicke, &c.: Which was read, and, upon
the Question, assented unto; and to be delivered at this
Message from Lords.
Message....... by Sir Edw. Leech and Dr. Aylott;
That the Lords agreed to the Instructions for the
Deputy Lieutenants for Rutlandshire, with the Amendments, and Addition of some Deputy Lieutenants; and
to the Propositions for the Raising of Horse; and the
Amendments of both: Which were put to the Question;
and assented unto.
Speaking against the King, &c.
Message....... Serjeant Whitfeild and Serjeant
That, at the next Conference, the Lords do desire to
impart unto this House some Words spoken against the
King, and both Houses of Parliament.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House consents thereto accordingly.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Nicholls, are appointed
Managers of this Conference.
Raising Horse, &c.
Ordered, That the Additions to the former Propositions
for Raising of Horse be forthwith printed.
Ordered, That Sir Geo. Chudley, Sir Peter Prideaux,
Sir Jo. Northcott, and Sir Jo. Bampfeild, shall be the
Persons employed by this House for the Advancing the
Propositions in the County of Devon, for the Raising of
Horse, or subscribing for Money or Plate.
Ordered, That, on Wednesday next, the Knights and
Burgesses do bring in the Names of such Persons as they
think fit to be intrusted by this House, for the Advancing
the Subscriptions, for Horse, Money, or Plate, within
the several Counties of the Kingdom.
Affairs in Rutland.
Message..... by Sir Edw. Leeche, and Dr. Aylott;
That the Lords had received a Letter from the Lord
Lieutenant of Rutland, complaining of his Want of
Members of this House to be Deputy Lieutenants
there; who were likewise to further the Subscriptions
for Raising of Horse: Which Letter was read.
Answer returned, That this House would send an
Answer by Messengers of their own.
Buck', Lancaster, Resolved, &c. That this House doth
Surr', approve of * * *
Resolved, &c. That Edward Farmory, now in the
Serjeant's Custody, shall be forthwith discharged of his
Imprisonment, or further Restraint.
Ordered, That Tho. Bruce, Servant to Sir Harvy
Baggott, a Member of the House, taken in Execution
in the County of Buck', shall have the Privilege of Parliament allowed him; and be discharged of any further
Restraint: And the Sheriff of Buck' is required to discharge him accordingly.
Speaking against the King, &c.
Mr. Nicolls reports from the Conference, the Words
of Mr. Elliott against the King and Parliament; and the
Words spoken by Mr. Windebank, against Mr. Pym:
Which were read: And
Ordered, That the Lords be moved to appoint a
Committee to examine this Matter, upon Oath, in the
Presence of a Committee of this House.
Ordered, That the Impeachment against Mr. Hastings
be brought in To-morrow Morning.
House to sit.
Message ..... by Sir Edw. Leeche and Dr. Ailott;
That the Lords desire this House to sit awhile.
Ordered, Sir Jo. Evelyn do go up with this Message;
to desire the Lords to approve of the Names of the Deputy Lieutenants for the Counties of Buck', Lancaster,
Proceedings concerning Colpeper.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee appointed to examine the Business concerning Mr. Colpeper, be revived;
to sit To-morrow, at Two.. Clock,.... Courts of Wards;
and to bring in the Report.
Safety of the Kingdom.
Mr. Hollis, Sir Ph. Stapelton, Mr. Martine, Sir John
Merrick, Mr. Fines, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Pierrepoint,
Mr. Glynne, Mr. Pimme, Sir Wm. Waller;
This Committee is to meet with a Committee of a
proportionable Number of the Lords, to take into Consideration whatsoever may concern the Safety of the
Kingdom, the Defence of the Parliament, the Preservation of the Peace of the Kingdom, and of opposing
any Force whatsoever which may be raised against them:
And are to meet when and where they please.
Ordered, That Sir John Evelinge do carry up this to
the Lords, to desire their Concurrence therein.
Commission of Array.
Ordered, That the Propositions of the Declarations
concerning the Commission of Array, shall be sent into
the County of Yorke, by an Express: And that Sir Phill.
Stapleton do take Care to send the same accordingly.
Money for Ireland.
Ordered, That the Treasurers appointed to receive the
Hundred thousand Pounds lent by the Companies of the
City, shall pay the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds to Mr.
Lauftus, Deputy Treasurer for the Wars for Ireland, to
be disbursed by him of the Affairs of Ireland.
Persons to attend.
Ordered, That the Mayor of Leicester and Doctor
Lake shall be summoned, and come in safe Custody, to
attend this House.
Not to publish King's Declarations.
It is this Day Declared, That his Majesty's Command for the Reading and Publishing of Declarations in
Churches or Chapels, is against the Law of the Land:
And that no Minister, or other Person whatsoever, are
bound to publish the same in Churches and Chapels;
and if they do, they are liable by the Law to be punished
by the same.
Ordered, That this Declaration, and the Declaration
presented by Serjeant Wilde, shall be re-committed.
Votes concerning the Fleet, &c.
A Message from the Lords by Sir Edw. Leeche and
That the Lords do agree in the Votes concerning the
Fleet; and the Declaration concerning the Earl of Warwicke; with certain Amendments: Which were read;
and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Ordered, That the Serjeant do send One of his
Men with this Declaration, and Votes, to the Earl of