Die Veneris, 15 Aprilis, 1642.
ORDERED That Sir H. Vane shall have Liberty
to transport over into Holland, for the Use of Two
of his Sons, Two Horses more than were granted by a
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Business concerning the Election for Worcestershire, now depending
before the Committee appointed for Sir Lewis Dives'
Petition, shall be revived, before that Committee where
Mr. Constantine has the Chair, on this Day Month: And
That Committee is appointed to meet upon the Business
the Day aforesaid, at Two post meridiem, in the usual
The humble Petition of James Mason, Robert Quarterman, and other retailing Vintners of the City of London, that formerly petitioned this House against the
Wine Project, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Vintners Bill, where Mr.
Green has the Chair: And Mr. Morley is added to this
Sir H. Vane reports from the Committee appointed to
consider of the Petition complaining of the Stop of Vent
in the Suffolk Cloth (which Consideration was likewise
recommended by his Majesty); of the Petition of the
Turkey Company; and of divers other Petitions, that
complained of the Execution of the Statute, made concerning One per Cent: They found that the greatest Reason for the not Venting of their Cloths was, in regard that
in Fourteen or Fifteen thousand Cloths that they made
yearly, Nine or Ten thousand of them were false made.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House hold it
fit, that an Inhibition be made, prohibiting the Transportation of Wood-ashes, out of the County of Suffolk,
The Answer of the Levant Company, to the Proposition of the Committee, was read: The Proposition was
this; Whether the Turkey Company would go on buying Cloth, and sending it for Turkey, as formerly, in case
they were assured a Fleet should not be sent against the
Pirates of Algier for Two Years next following: In their
Answer, One Grievance they desire to be removed is,
That Sir Peter Wyche, and Sir Sackville Crowe, should
restore what they have received of the Strangers Consulage: And Sir Sackville Crowe inhibited to meddle any
more with it.
The Committee has given Sir Peter Wyche, and Sir
Sackville Crow, Day to the First Tuesday in May, to
make Answer to this Demand of theirs. They likewise
demand, that a Gentleman may presently be sent to the
Grand Signior, with some Instructions concerning the
Captives at Algier: And likewise that their Charter may
be confirmed by Act of Parliament; with free Choice
and Removal of Ambassadors, and other Officers, which
are to be maintained at their Charge.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Rate now taken
upon the Merchant, by the Collector of One per Cent.
according to the late Act, upon Goods imported and
exported, is more than Trade can bear.
Ordered, That this Business of One per Cent. shall be
recommitted to the same Committee, for to consider of
such a Rate as Trade may bear: And are to meet upon
it To-morrow, at Seven of Clock, in the Exchequer
Ordered, That the Committee for Trade shall be revived; and begin to sit on Tuesday next.
Resolved, upon the Question, That an express Messenger shall be sent to Constantinople, concerning the
Captives of Algiers: And that it be referred to the
Committee, to consider in what Manner, and upon what
Instructions, he shall be sent.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Message shall be
sent to the Lords, to desire their Lordships to join with
this House, in petitioning his Majesty, that the Fine laid
upon Mr. Benion may be employed for the Relief of
Mr. Strode is appointed to go with it.
Supplies for Munster.
A Letter from the Lord President of Munster, of the
Twenty-second of March, earnestly solliciting Supplies
of Men and Monies was *
Resolved, upon ... That the Consideration of the present
Providing of Ten thousand Pounds for the Supply of
Munster, be referred to the Committee for Adventurers:
And that they report their Answer To-morrow Morning:
And that That Committee do meet this Afternoon: And
that Mr. Pym do attend that Committee; and acquaint
the Committee with the State of that Province.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners
presently to send away the Officers of the Regiments last
levied; and to give an Account hereof to the House
To-morrow; and to present a List of their Names, that
they may give an Account of their Stay.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
The Lords desire a Conference, by Committees of both
Houses, at Two of Clock this Afternoon, concerning the
Matter of the Conference Yesterday.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House has taken into Consideration your Message;
and will give a Meeting.
Ordered, That this Letter of the Three-and-twentieth
of March, from the Lord President of Munster, to Mr.
Speaker, and the whole Matter of that Letter, be referred to the Consideration of the Commissioners for
Irish Affairs: And that a Letter from the Lord President
of Munster to the Lord Dungarvon, and the Letters
inclosed, be referred to the same.
Ordered, That Sir H. Pallmer, and Mr. Hamond, shall
be discharged from any further Attendance, until they
shall be required upon new Summons.
Ambassador from Toscanie.
Sir Symond D'Ewes reports, That he, and Sir Beauchamp St. John, had, according to the Commands of
this House, attended upon Signior Amerigo; and had
acquainted him what this House had ...., in way of
Satisfaction for the Wrong done unto him by some
Messengers of this House: He takes the Respect very
kindly; and will acquaint his Master, the Grand Duke
of Toscanie, therewith.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Election of the
Knights of the Shire for Worcestershire, where Mr. Constantine has the Chair, be revived to sit this Day Month;
and that the former Order, this Day made, concerning
this Business, be made accordingly.
Call of the House.
Ordered, That the House be called To-morrow Morning, at Eight of the Clock.
Time of Sitting.
Ordered, That the House do sit every Morning at
Eight Clock; and rise at Twelve.
Ordered, That Twenty Barrels of Gunpowder shall be
delivered for the Service of the County of Norfolke, by
Mr. Cordwell; he being paid the Rates for the same
Ordered, That Ten Barrels of Gunpowder shall be delivered by Mr. Cordwell, for the Service of the County
of Devonshire; he being paid the Rates agreed upon
for the same.
Contributions for Ireland.
Ordered, That the Sheriffs for the County of Norfolke
shall be required, from this House, to return to London
all such Sums of Money as they have received, upon the
Act of Contribution for Ireland, to the Commissioners,
appointed ... that Act to receive it from the several
Sheriffs: And likewise, from time to time, to return all
such other Sums as shall come in upon that Act, if the
same which remains in their Hands, amount to One
hundred Pounds, or upwards.
Petition against King's going to Ireland.
The House went up to the Conference, desired by the
Sir H. Vane, Mr. Pym, Sir Philip Stapilton, are appointed Reporters of the Conference.
Mr. Pym reports, That the Lords do agree to the
Petition and Propositions brought up unto them, at the
Conference Yesterday, concerning his Majesty's Intention
to go into Ireland, with only One Alteration in the Petition; viz. "And to desert the Government and Protection of Your People, in this Time of great Danger,
and Necessity of the Kingdom." And
It was Resolved upon the Question, That this House
doth agree to this Amendment of the Lords: And that
these Words be struck out accordingly.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Message shall be
sent to the Lords, to acquaint their Lordships, that this
House has agreed to their Amendments; and to desire
that this Message may be sent, with all Speed, to his
Majesty, in a solemn Manner, by Members of both
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to deliver you the
Papers, being Draughts of Commissions from the Lord
Lieutenants, to the Colonels and Captains of the Foot
The which Commissions were all severally read; and,
by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto; and returned
unto the Lords by Mr. Pierrepoint: Who was likewise
appointed to desire the Lords forthwith to issue these
Commissions to the several Officers.
The humble Petition of Sir Robert Mansell Knight,
Vice Admiral of England, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That the Grand Committee for Grievances be revived, to sit on Wednesday next, at Two
post meridiem: And that Sir Rob. Mansell do bring in
his Patent for the sole making of Glass, at that Time, to
Message to the King.
Mr. Holles brings Answer, That the Lords agree to
the Desires of this House, to send down this Message to
his Majesty, by Members of both Houses: And they
have appointed the Earl of Stamford.
Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer and Mr. Hungerford,
are appointed to go with this Message to his Majesty.
Tonage and Poundage.
Ordered, That the Bill of Tonage and Poundage be
considered of, by the Committee, To-morrow Morning.
That the Committee for the Bill concerning the Company of Soap-boilers, do meet To-morrow, at Two post
meridiem, in the Exchequer Court: And that the Care
of that Bill be committed to Mr. Pury.
That the Committee for the Bill for better Maintenance
of Ministers do meet To-morrow, at Two post meridiem,
in the Court of Wards: And that Mr. Salloway and Mr.
Blakiston be added to this Committee.
Speaking against Parliament.
Clement Rogers was called to the Bar; and did testify
that Robert Smyth, at an Inn at Bromesgrave, did say,
that the Church Windows had been pulled down, had
it not been for him: But now that his Majesty had proclaimed that no Ordinance of Parliament did bind without his Majesty's Assent unto it; he cared not a Fart
for the Parliament Orders: And that a Company of
Asses had sat above a Twelvemonth together for nothing
but to set Divisions between his Majesty and his People.
The Host of the House, his Wife, and his Ostler, were
by, and heard these Words.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Ro. Smyth, upon
an Information of ill and malicious Words spoken by him
against the Parliament, shall be forthwith sent for, as a
Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this
Ordered, That Sir H. Herbert shall, To-morrow Morning, make Report of the Business concerning the Election
A Petition from the Subscribers to the Adventure for
Ireland was read; and delivered again, to be underwritten
by some of the Adventurers, and to be brought in Tomorrow Morning; and then to be sent to the Lords for
their Concurrence, that it may be sent to his Majesty.