Die Lunæ, 27 Februarii, 1642.
Persons sent for.
RESOLVED, &c. That Rich. Smyth of Woodstreet
Compter, and Tho. Lee of the Poultry Compter, be
forthwith sent for, as Delinquents, for refusing to amend
the Returns of divers Prisoners committed by Authority
of Parliament, being thereunto required by a Committee.
Resolved, &c. That Sam. Mason, Exuperius Turner,
and Charles Brookes, formerly committed by Authority
of Parliament, and bailed upon bringing their Habeas
Corpus in the King's Bench, do stand committed by this
House upon the Causes of their First Commitment; viz.
For refusing to list themselves under the Leader appointed by the Militia in London, although they serve not
in their own Persons in the Trained Bands; and for
Raising of Mutinies in the City, as appears by the Report from the Committee.
The House being informed, That divers Lords,
Knights, and Gentlemen, and others, late Inhabitants
within the Kingdom of Ireland, were at the Door; who
desired to present a Petition to the House;
They were called in; and did present a Petition.
The which was read.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning peremptorily, the
House be resolved into a Committee, to take into Consideration the whole State of the Affairs of Ireland, upon
the Two several Petitions of divers Lords, Knights, and
Gentlemen, Inhabitants within the Kingdom of Ireland.
The said Lords, Knights, and Gentlemen, were again
called in: And Mr. Speaker, by the Command of this
House, acquainted them with the Order of this House,
touching their Business.
Sir H. Vane, Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr. Hatcher, Mr.
Wastall, * Blakiston, * Millington, * Wray, * Owfield,
the several Members of this House of Yorkeshire, Lancashire, Lincolneshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire,
Rutlandshire, and Huntingtonshire;
This Committee is appointed to consider of some
Way for the constant Pay and Supply of the Northern
Army: And are to meet To-morrow, at Two of Clock
post meridiem, in the Exchequer Chamber.
Affairs in Devon.
A Letter from Plymouth, of the Twenth-fourth of
February, relating the good Success the Parliament
Forces in the County of Devon had against Sir Ralph
Hopton's Forces at Modbury, &c. was this Day read.
An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons, assembled
in Parliament, for the Seizing and Sequestering of the
Estates of certain notorious Delinquents, for the Use of
the Commonwealth, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That all Papists shall be comprehended
within this Ordinance.
Resolved, &c. That all such Bishops as have been
voted as Delinquents, by both or either Houses of Parliament, or as have voluntarily contributed to the War
against the Parliament, shall be comprehended within
Proceedings concerning Sheriffs.
Whereas there were divers Process sealed in his Majesty's Court of Exchequer, after the End of Michaelmas
Term 1642, to be carried to the Sheriffs of the several
Counties of this Kingdom; and, by Command of this
House, the Messengers of the said Court were restrained
from carrying them forth; and that there are now likewise, at the End of this Hilary Term 1642, a great
Quantity of the like Process sealed to be carried to the
Sheriffs of the several Counties of England and Wales:
It is Ordered, That the said Messengers are hereby required, That none of the said Process be carried or sent
to any Sheriffs whatsoever, except to the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex: And the said Messengers, for their
Obedience hereunto, and unto the said former Command, shall be saved harmless by the Power and Authority
of this House.
Treaty with the King.
Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whitfeild and
That, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this
House, they desire a present Conference, by a Committee
of both Houses, touching the Preamble to the Cessation
of Arms, that is to be sent unto his Majesty.
Isle of Wight.
Another Message from the Lords, by Dr. Bennètt and
That the Lords have received a Petition from the
Inhabitants of the Isle of Weight; which they desire to
communicate to this House.
Answer returned by the First Messengers; That this
House will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Mr. Hollis, Mr. Pym, Mr. Marty .., Sir Wm. Armyn,
are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
King's Lette to Merchant Adventurers.
Mr. Pym reports from the Committee for the Safety
of the Kingdom, that the Merchant Adventurers had
been with them; and acquainted that Committee with
a Letter they had received from his Majesty, to advance,
for his Majesty's Service, Twenty Thousand Pounds:
Which Letter was communicated to the Company; who
passed a Vote, Not to give any Answer to his Majesty's
Letter, until this House was made acquainted therewith.
The House interpose in a Quarrel.
The House, being acquainted that there was a Quarrel between Mr. Bainton, a Member of this House, and
Mr. Giles Hungerford, demanded of Mr. Bainton the
Occasion of the Quarrel: Who said, That he had received a Note from the said Mr. Hungerford, to give
him Satisfaction for Words spoken by him concerning
his Brother, both in publick and private: And that,
having Discourse this Day concerning the same Business, Mr. Hungerford with his Cane struck him in the
Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, injoined
Mr. Bainton not to proceed any farther in this Quarrel
upon this Business; and not to send nor receive any
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Giles Hungerford shall be
forthwith sent for, in safe Custody.
Ordered, That the Examination of this Business be
referred to the Committee for Examinations.
Ordered, That, on Saturday next, the House shall
take into Consideration the Words spoken by Mr. Bainton, concerning Sir Edw. Hungerford.
Treaty with the King.
Mr. Pym reports the Conference with the Lords:
That they did desire to make some Alteration in the
Preamble to the Cessation (the which Preamble was
prepared by a Committee of both Houses; and, by the
Committee of the Lords, taken into the Lords House;
and by the Lords at this Conference, delivered with
this Alteration); expressing only, in general, the Answer
of both Houses upon the Treaty, and not expressing the
particular Limitations and Manner of the Treaty.
The Preamble, both as it was prepared by the Committee of both Houses, and as it was delivered at the
Conference, was read: And
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That, in this
Answer to his Majesty, concerning the Treaty and
Cessation, the Conditions and Manner of the Treaty in
particular, as it is agreed on by both Houses, shall be
recited and expressed.-
Lords to sit.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Bennett and Dr.
The Lords do intend to sit this Afternoon at Four of
Treaty with the King.
Resolved, &c. That the Cessation shall continue from
the Time of the Beginning of it, until the 25th of March
Resolved, &c. That the Articles of Cessation, and the
Preamble unto them, shall be sent unto his Majesty by
The Preamble to the Articles of the Cessation was
read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto:
And some small Alterations being made in the Articles
of the Cessation, they were again read: And
It is Resolved, &c. That this Clause in the Fourth
Article, viz. "And that the Parliament Forces that are
in Wilteshire shall continue such Quarters as are or shall
be in their Possession at the Time of this Publishing of
It was afterwards Resolved, &c. That the Fifth Article,
viz. "That the Siege be removed from before Plymouth;
or else that the Forces in the Counties of Devon and
Exeter may have Liberty to raise it, if they can;" shall
be left out.
The Articles were then put to the Question; and, by
Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to
be sent unto his Majesty by a Messenger.
Sir Tho. Barrington is appointed to go to the Lords,
to desire a Conference concerning the Matter of the last
Ordered, That this Preamble, and these Votes, concerning the Cessation, shall be delivered at this Conference.
Ordered, That, at this Conference, the Lords be desired
to agree upon Committees, that this House might do the
like; and that the Messenger might carry the Names of
these Committees, to the end that a Safe Conduct might
be granted unto them.
Mr. Holles, Mr. Pym, are appointed to manage this
King's Letter to Merchant Adventurers.
A Letter was read, from his Majesty to the Governor and Company of Merchant Adventurers, dated 14°
Februarii Instant; and another, of the same Date, to
Sir Henry Roe Knight, Governor of the said Company,
was likewise read; desiring that Company to lend his
Majesty Twenty thousand Pounds.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Merchant
Adventurers shall be injoined and required by this House,
not to lend his Majesty, or any otherways advance, the
said Sum of Twenty thousand Pounds for his Majesty's
Resolved, &c. That Thanks shall be returned unto the
Merchant Adventurers, for acquainting this House with
this Letter of his Majesty's, before such Time as they
took any Resolution upon it in Answer thereof.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Navy do take
into their Consideration, the Sending of a Convoy with
the Ships of the Merchant Adventurers that are going to
the Maize and the Elbes; and to consider, if there be
Occasion, how to secure their Estates in Holland.
Resolved, &c. That the Merchant Adventurers shall
proceed according to their former Order, dated the * *
to receive the Residue of the Forty thousand Pounds,
notwithstanding any Order since to the contrary.
Ordered, That the Propositions of the City be taken
into Consideration next after the Irish Business.
The Merchant Adventurers were called in: And Mr.
Speaker told them, in the Name of the House, the
Substance of the Votes and Orders aforesaid.
Whereupon they withdrew.
Ordered, That the Lords be moved to join with this
House in the Votes concerning the Merchant Adventurers.
Person to Attend.
Ordered, That Mr. Price, late Sheriff of Surrey, shall
be summoned forthwith to attend this House.
Lyn Ships, &c.
Ordered, That the Two Barques belonging to the Town
of Lyn, whereof Mr. Fuller and Mr. Greene are Masters
shall be permitted to pass from Port to Port (except to
Newcastle) without Interruption; provided they carry not
above One Man and Two Boys in each Ship; and that
it be not above the Burthen of Twenty Tons.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Navy, to consider of some Way for the Permitting of
Berques of small Burthen to pass from Port to Port,
without coming continually for Passes.
Member disabled to sit.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. King shall be disabled for
continuing any longer a Member of this House during
Committee for Assessment.
Resolved, &c. That the Aldermens Deputies of every
Ward, and the Common Council of each respective
Ward, shall be added to the Committee nominated for
the Weekly Assessment in the City.
Ordered, That the Lords be moved to join herein:
And to be desired to rate themselves.
Ordered, That Sir Charles Barkly do write his Letter
to his Tenants in Somersetshire, not to bear Arms against
any Forces raised against the Parliament.
Dep. Lieut. of Lancaster.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Mr.
Peter Stanley for a Deputy Lieutenant for the County
Keeper of the Clinke.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Davys, now Keeper of the
Prison of the Clinke, shall be forthwith removed from
that Charge: And that it be referred to the Committee
for Prisons, to appoint some careful Man to take Charge
of that Prison.
Ordered, That Mr. Mason, Mr. Brookes, and Mr.
Turner, ordered by a former Order of this Day to stand
committed, be apprehended by the Serjeant: And Mr.
Mason and Mr. Brookes forthwith committed to the
Compter in Southwarke, and Mr. Turner, to my Lord
Payment to Pickering.
Ordered, That the Hundred Pounds, already ordered
to Mr. John Pickering, employed by both Houses into
Scotland, by the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom, be forthwith paid by the Treasurers upon the Subscriptions unto the Treasurer at Wars; and One hundred
and Fourscore Pounds more to be by him paid unto the
said Mr. John Pickering, for so much expended by him
in the Service of the Parliament.
Ordinance of Assessment.
Mr. Long is appointed to go.. the Lords To-morrow,
to desire them to pass the Ordinance, for assessing such
as have not contributed, or not contributed in proportion
to their Estates.
Warrant to Cowper.
Resolved, That Mrs. Cowper's Agent shall have Mr.
Speaker's Warrant to go to Oxen, to solicit the Delivery
of her Husband, in such Manner as by my Lord General
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whitfeild
and Serjeant Glanvile;
The Lords desire a Conference, by Committees of both
Houses, To-morrow at Ten of Clock, in regard it is now
late, concerning the Matter of the last Conference.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and will
give a Meeting To-morrow at Ten of Clock, as is desired.
Message to Ld. General.
Ordered, That a Message be sent to my Lord General,
to desire his Excellency not to omit any Advantage of
War, until the Cessation and Treaty be concluded on;
in respect this House doth not find so quick and speedy
a Dispatch of the Treaty and Cessation as they expected
Ordered, That Dr. Eden shall receive the Contribution
Money for Ireland in Cambridgeshire and the Isle of
Eley, according to a former Order of this House of the
Twelfth of January, notwithstanding a later Order of
the Eighteenth of the same Month.
According to a former Order of Saturday last, Sir
Gilbert Gerard, Treasurer at Wars, presented a Note of
the most necessary and pressing Debts: And it was
Ordered, That he should again present it To-morrow;
and that then the House would take it into Consideration,
to give Order for the Satisfying of them.
Ceely's Indemnity, &c.
Whereas Thomas Ceely, Captain of a Trained Band,
and other Volunteers within the Town of Lime Regis in
the County of Dorsett, hath, out of his Affection to the
Service of the King and Parliament, to his great Expence,
been active in the Apprehending of such Malignants as
have opposed the Proceedings thereof; as namely, the
Earl of Marlebrough, Charles Lawrence, and Andrew
Richards, now Prisoners to the Parliament; and other
good Services by him performed, for the Defence of the
said Town: And whereas, in taking the aforesaid Persons, he seized on Three Horses, with such Arms,
Weapons, and Furniture, as they had, to the Use of the
Commonwealth: It is this Day Ordered, by the Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, That, for
the better Encouragement of him the said Captain Ceeley,
he keep and detain these Horses, Weapons, and Furniture, unto his own Use: And that for his so doing, as
also for other his aforesaid Services, he shall be protected
by this House from all Damages that may come to him
thereby: And they farther will and require, That all
such Soldiers as are now listed under him, be obedient
unto his Commands, from time to time, as he shall
require them, for the Defence of the said Town, or in
other Services wherein he shall be employed.