Die Martis, 1 Martii, 1641.
UPON the Reading of a Writing subscribed by Sir
Wm. Sheffeild, Sir Wm. Ingram, Sir Wm. Belt,
Sir Rob. Berwicke, and divers other Inhabitants within
the City of Yorke; it is this Day Ordered, according to
the Desires of the said Parties, That Mr. Wm. Cooper
be recommended a Lecturer, to preach every Lord's-day
in the Parish Church of St. Michaell the Belfrayes, near
unto the Cathedral Church of Yorke: And the Dean and
Chapter of Yorke, Doctor Hodgeson, Doctor Stanhop,
and Mr. Jo. Rogers Preacher, are hereby required to
permit the said Mr. Wm. Cooper the free Use of the Pulpit in the said Parish of Belfrayes; the said Parties and
Inhabitants of the said Parish of Belfrayes allowing the
said Mr. Cooper a competent Maintenance for the same.
East India Company.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Governor and Company of Merchants of London, trading to the East Indies,
be referred to the Committee for the Suffolke Cloths,
and for the Cloths of the Kingdom, where Sir Hen.
Vaine hath the Chair.
One per Cent Duty.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor, and the Collectors
of the One per Cent. in the Port of London, and all
other Officers of all other Ports of England and Wales,
shall permit the Merchants to enter, take up, and ship,
their Goods outward and inward; giving good Security
to pay the One per Cent. in such Manner, and at such
Rates, as this House shall appoint.
Specie for Ireland.
Ordered, That the Officers and Customers of the Port
of Chester, or elsewhere, shall suffer Mr. Loftus, or his
Assigns, to pass and transport Five thousand Pounds in
Specie to Dublyn, in the Kingdom of Ireland.
Dover Petition, &c.
Ordered, That all, that will come, shall have Voices
at the Committee for Dover Petition, and at the Committee for the Arrears of Recusants.
Ordered, That the Committee for Cheapside Cross
shall be revived; to sit To-morrow Morning, at Eight
... Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber.
One per Cent Duty.
Ordered, That this Petition of the Merchants of London, this Day preferred to the House concerning One
per Cent. and all other Petitions and Complaints of any
other Port or Place in this Kingdom, are referred to the
Consideration of the Committee for Suffolke Cloths,
where Sir Hen. Vaine hath the Chair; and to consider
what is the fittest Remedy concerning this One per Cent;
and to present the same unto this House.
Answer to the King concerning the Militia.
A Message from the Lords * * * *
The Lords have received this Writing from a Committee of both Houses, to be an Answer to his Majesty's
Message, concerning the Militia: They have read it;
voted it in their House; and have agreed to send it away
with all Speed. They have appointed Six Members of
their House, Three Earls, and Three Barons, to attend
the King; and desires this House to appoint a proportionable Number, Members of this House, to go along
with this Message; and if they find the King at Tibball's
that they return To-morrow by Ten a Clock; and, if the
King be gone further, to return the next Day after Access
to his Person.
The Answer to his Majesty's Message, concerning the
Militia, was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Sir Christ. Wray, Mr. Hen. Bellassis, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Lord Cramborne, Sir Wm. Pennyman, Sir Jo. Holland, Sir Roger North, Mr. Russell, Mr. Arth. Goodwyn,
Mr. Nicolls, Sir Hen. Vaine junior, Mr. Grantham;
This Committee is appointed to go with the Lords
Committee, with the Answer of both Houses to his
Majesty, concerning the Militia of the Kingdom.
Answer returned by the same Messengers, That this
House did consent to the Writing brought down by
them; and have appointed a proportionable Number to
attend his Majesty, as was desired.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Harris and Mr. Snede shall have
Leave to go into the Country.
Trial of Mr. Attorney.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Wilde do go to the Lords
with this Message; To desire their Lordships to appoint
a short Day, for the Trial of Mr. Attorney; and that
this House will be ready to come up, and make good
Mr. Serjeant Wilde reports, That he had went up to
the Lords to deliver this Message; but they were risen,
and had adjourned till To-morrow Morning, at Ten . . .
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Wilde do go up ... this
Message to the Lords, To-morrow Ten . . . Clock.
Exporting Wool, &c.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act against the Exportation
of Wool, Woolfells, Mortlings, Shorlings, Yarn made
of Wool, Wool-flocks, Fullers Earth and Fulling Clay;
and, upon the Question, passed.
Ordered, That Sir Arth. Ingram do carry up this Bill
to the Lords, To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Words "Lords and" shall be
strucken out of the Order to the Lord Mayor, for calling a Common Hall, for the Propositions for Ireland:
And Mr. Alderman Penington is to carry this Order.
Sir S. Harecourt.
Ordered, That the Lords be moved to join with this
House, to desire the Ambassador for Holland, to write
a Letter to the Prince of Orrenge and the States of Holland, to continue Sir Simon Harecourt in that Place of
Command he hath there; the said Sir Simon Harecourt
being at this Time employed in the Service of the King,
by the Advice of the Parliament, in the Reducing of the
Rebels in Ireland: And Sir Edw. Verney is to go up
with this Message to the Lords.
Ordered, That * Gord, now Prisoner in the Compter
in Woodstreet, shall be forthwith discharged of his Im- prisonment.
Bailing a Prisoner.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Michael Pemberton, now Prisoner in the Compter, shall be bailed, first
presenting to this House the Names of those Persons
that are to be his Bail, to receive an Approbation.
Ordered, All Committees now on Foot do sit this
Afternoon, at Two . . . Clock, in their usual Places.
Vindicating Ld. Kimbolton, &c.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Clearing and
Vindicating of the Lord Kimbolton, Denzell Hollis Esquire, Sir Arth. Hasilrig Baronet, John Pym, John
Hampden, and Wm. Strode, Esquires, from a late feigned
Charge or Accusation of High Treason; and, upon the
And Mr. Serjeant Wilde is appointed to carry up
this Bill To-morrow Morning, when he carries up the
Message concerning Mr. Attorney.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for
the Contribution, to take into Consideration the present
Sending over a good and convenient Sum of Money, out
of the Contribution Money already gathered, to Dublyn,
for the present Relief of the poor distressed Protestants
And further Ordered, That the Lords be moved to join
with this House in a Petition to his Mejesty, for the Issuing out a Proclamation throughout the Kingdom, for
the Stirring up of his Majesty's Subjects throughout the
Kingdom, on every Fast Day, freely to contribute for the
Relief of those poor distressed Protestants in Ireland, at
Dublyn; and of those that are fled hither for Relief.
Ordered, That the Petition of Daniel Maccarthy be
referred to the Committee for Contribution: And they
are likewise to consider of the Relief of the distressed
Persons in North Wales, that are come out ofIreland:
And they are to take care, that the Rebels Wives and
Kindred may not partake thereof.
Ordered, That the Countess of Kildare shall have
Two hundred Pounds sent unto her from this House, cut
of the Contribution Money, for the Relief of those that
are come out of Ireland.
Ordered, That the Petition of the several Fellows of
Trinity College, in the University of Dublyn, in the
Kingdom of Ireland, be referred to the Consideration of
the Committee for Contribution, to consider of some
present Maintenance for them, and of recommending
them to the University, or some other way for their
Persons to attend.
Ordered, That Captain Buttler and Mr. Nettersfield
be forthwith sent for by the Serjeant, to attend the Committee appointed to consider of his Majesty's last Message concerning Licences, granted in his Majesty's Name,
to Persons to go over into Ireland: And That Committee is appointed to sit this Afternoon, at Five of Clock,
in the usual Place.
Mr. Murray is appointed to attend here To-morrow,
in regard the House cannot examine him, by reason the
Lords are risen.
Ordered, That M. Taylor Esquire, Mr. Hyhoe, Mr.
Gregson, Mr. Thawates, Mr. Pack, Goodman. Cushirge,
Luke Norton, John Wates, John Watson, Goodman
Reynolds, and Goodman Lincolne, be summoned to appear before this House, as Witnesses, to testify in a Cause
complained of Mr. Nicoll, a Minister, against Mr. Flick,
Parson of Hardingham in the County of Norf'.
Procuring Hands to Petitions.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Debate, concorning the Information given of procuring Hands to
Petitions in the County of Lancaster * * * *
Leave of Absence.
Sir Bevile Greenvile has Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That such of the Bishops as shall desire it,
may, on Friday next, in the same manner as was formerly ordered * * * *
King's Reply on Pym's Speech.
Sir Ph. Stapleton, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Fynes, Mr.
Cromwell, Mr. Pym, Mr. Martin, are added to the Committee appointed to consider of the King's Reply concerning Mr. Pym's Speech; and of an Answer thereunto.
Mr. Whittacres, Mr. Cage, Mr. Tho. Walsingham, Mr.
Bodvile, Mr. Strictland, Sir Hen. Cholmley, Sir Ralph Verney, Sir Pet. Wentworth, Sir Ph. Stapleton, Mr. Moore;
This Committee is added to the Committee concerning Colonel Hill: And are to meet To-morrow, at
Eight . . . Clock, Star-chamber.
Ordered, That Sir Hen. Cholmley do acquaint the Officers of His Majesty's late Army in the North, that this
House doth continue their Care in Satisfying of those
Arrears, that are due unto them; and have taken care
they shall be satisfied out of the Bill of Four hundred
Ordered, That the Petition of the Surgeons Majors of
the several Regiments of Foot, employed in His Majesty's Service in the North, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee formerly appointed to consider
of the State of the Money and Debt of the Kingdom;
and to meet on Monday next, in the Exchequer-chamber;
Eight . . . Clock.
London Common Hall.
It is this Day Ordered, by the Commons in Parliament,
That the Lord Mayor of London shall call a Common
Hall, for the present Advantage of the Business concerning the Propositions for the speedy and effectual Reducing
of the Kingdom of Ireland: At which Common Hall it
is thought fit, that Four Persons be agreed upon, who
shall be intrusted to attend daily at the Chamber of
London, to receive the Subscriptions of such as shall be
willing to underwrite the said Propositions; and to receive
such Sums of Money as shall thereupon be paid; and to
keep the Books of Account for the same: And it is further thought fit, that Sir George Garrett Knight, John
Towse Alderman, Robert Bateman Chamberlain of the
said City, and Lawrence Halsteed Merchant, be recommended for this Service, if the said Common Hall shall
approve of them. And it is further declared, That an Act
of Parliament is already preparing, for the Settling of the
Two Millions and half of Acres of Land, according to the
Votes of both Houses, unto which his Majesty hath
given his Royal Assent.
Most Gracious Sovereign,
Address concerning the Militia, &c.
YOUR Majesty's most, loyal and obedient Subjects,
the Lords and Commons in Parliament, do find their
just Apprehensions of Sorrow and Fear, in respect of the
publick Dangers and Miseries like to fall upon Your
Majesty and the Kingdom, to be much increased upon
the Receipt of Your unexpected Denial of their most
humble and necessary Petition, concerning the Militia of
the Kingdom; especially grieving, that wicked and mischievous Counsellors should still have that Power with
Your Majesty, as, in this Time of imminent and approaching Ruin, rather to incline Your Resolutions to
That which is apt to further the Accomplishment of the
Desires of the malignant Enemies of God's true Religion,
and of the Peace and Safety of Yourself and Your Kingdom, than to the dutiful arid faithful Counsel of Your
Wherefore they are enforced, in all Humility, to protest, that if Your Majesty shall persist in that Denial,
the Dangers and Distempers of the Kingdom are such
as will endure no longer Delay: But unless You shall be
graciously pleased to assure to them, by their Messengers,
that You will speedily apply Your Royal Assent to the
Satisfaction of their former Desires, they shall be enforced, for the Safety of Your Majesty and Your Kingdoms, to dispose of the Militia by the Authority of both
Houses, in such manner as hath been propounded to Your
Majesty; and they resolve to do it accordingly.
They likewise most humbly beseech Your Majesty to
believe, that the dangerous and desperate Design upon the
House of Commons mentioned in their Preamble, was
not inserted with any Intention to cast the least Aspersion
upon Your Majesty; but therein they reflected upon that
malignant Party, of whose bloody and malicious Practices
they have had so often Experience; and from which they
can never be secured, unless Your Majesty Will be pleased
to put from You those wicked and unfaithful Counsellors,
who interpose their own corrupt and malicious Designs,
betwixt Your Majesty's Goodness and Wisdom, and the
Prosperity and Contentment of Yourself and of Your
People; and that, for the Dispatch of the great Affairs
of the Kingdom, the Safety of Your Person, the Protection and Comfort of Your Subjects, You will be pleased
to continue Your Abode near to London and the Parliament, and not to withdraw Yourself to any the remoter
Parts; which, if Your Majesty should do, must be a Cause
of great Danger and Distraction: That Your Majesty
will likewise be graciously pleased to continue the Prince
his Highness in these Parts at St. James, or any other of
Your Houses near London; whereby the Designs which
the Enemies of the Religion and Peace of this Kingdom
may have upon his Person, and the Jealousies and Fears
of the People, may be prevented. And they beseech Your
Majesty to be informed by them, that by the Laws of the
Kingdom, the Power of raising, ordering, and disposing,
the Militia, within any City, Town, or other Place, can
not be granted to any Corporation by Charter or otherwise, without the Authority and Consent of Parliament;
and that those Parts of the Kingdom which have put
themselves in a Posture of Defence against the Common
Danger, have therein done nothing, but according to the
Declaration and Direction of both Houses, and what is
justifiable by the Laws of this Kingdom.
All which their most humble Counsel and Desires, they
pray Your Majesty to accept, as the Effect of that Duty
and Allegiance which they owe unto You; and which will
not suffer them to admit of any Thoughts, Intentions, or
Endeavours, but such as are necessary and advantageous
to Your Majesty's Greatness and Honour, and the Safety
and Prosperity of the Kingdom, according to that Trust
and Power which the Laws have reposed in them.