Die Mercurii, primo Februarii, 1642.
Fellows of Oxford Colleges.
ORDERED, That such Fellows of Colleges in
Oxon that cannot conveniently repair to their
Fellowships, in regard of the Army there, shall not be
damnified by reason of their Absence, or by reason of
any Statutes thereupon made.
The humble Petition of Robert Scroope of Wormley in
the County of Oxon Esquire, concerning the Pay in Arrear
due to his Son Adrian Scroope, Captain of a Troop of
Horse in the Service of the Parliament, and was taken
Prisoner at the Battle at Keynton, and remains still in
Durance in the Castle at Oxon, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That the said Petition be recommended
unto my Lord General Essex; with a Desire, that his
Excellency will give present Order for the speedy Payment and Satisfaction of the Arrears due to the said
Captain Adrian Scroope.
Assessment of Members.
Ordered, That the Committee for Assessing of Members do peruse and consider the Lists, what the Members
have done upon the Propositions, either at the First time
or Second; either in Plate, Money, or Horse: And to
assess and rate such as have not done any thing at all;
or as have not done proportionable to their Estates.
Mr. Marten is appointed to go to the Lords to desire
a Conference, concerning the speedy Setting forth of a
Mr. Strode reports the Reasons to be given at this
Conference; which were read, and approved of.
That the Fleet agreed on will be sooner set forth, if
the Commander in Chief be assigned; that he may make
it his Business.
That it is requisite, that the Fleet, or the greatest Part,
go forth in the Beginning of March; which is a short
Time for a Person of Quality to prepare himself for
such an Employment.
That the Preparations of foreign Princes are great and
That the Frenche and Hollanders have been solicited
to invade this Kingdom.
That Denmarke is making great Preparation.
That Dunkirke is setting forth their Frigates.
That the Rebellion in Ireland was never more dangerous.
Therefore where the Safety of the Kingdom is so
nearly concerned, and the Season of the Year so speedily
requiring it, this House desires a speedy Concurrence of
the Lords, for the Earl of Warwicke to be appointed
Commander in Chief, according to the Ordinance
formerly sent up unto the Lords.
Mr. Martyn brings Answer, That the Lords will give
a present Meeting in the Painted Chamber, at a Conference, as is desired.
Mr. Strode and Mr. Pym are appointed Managers of
Clearing Ld, Fairefaxe.
Sir Wm. Armyn presents the Draught of a Declaration,
for the Clearing of the Lord Fairefaxe from the Charge
of Treason, cast upon him by the Earl of Newcastle:
Which was read; and re-committed: And Mr. Pym to
be added to the Committee.
Loan from St. Andrewes. Holborne.
Ordered, That the Committee that sits in London for
Advance of Monies, do treat with the Parishioners of
St. Andrewes, Holborne, for the Loan of such Monies as
they have in Stock, to be immediately sent to my Lord
General for the Service of the Army; and to be repaid
upon the Publick Faith at such time as the Parishioners
shall have Occasion to use it, and shall desire it.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee shall be appointed
to consider of Assessing a weekly Contribution for the
Maintenance of the Army.
Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Glyn, Mr.Cage, Serjeant
Wilde, Mr. Bond, Sir Christ. Yelverton, Mr. Rigby, Mr.
Holland, Sir Ro. Harley, Mr. Holles, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Knightley, Sir Jo. Wray, Mr. Rous, Sir Wm.
Lewes: And all, that will come, to have Voices:
This Committee is to consider of the Proposition, this
Day made in the House, for the Assessing a weekly Contribution for the Maintenance of the Army: And are to
meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer