An Order of the Committee of the Lords and Commons at Guild-hall for the defence of the Kingdom, for the disarming and securing the persons of such as are disaffected to the Parliament and Commonwealth; with citie of Lodon and Westminster, and the Suburbs within three miles of the Citie. With a Proclamation by the Lord Maior of London.

IT is this day ordered by the said Committee of the Lords and Commons, that the [...] hereafter mentioned, shall be disarmed, and their persons secured; That is to say,

First, all of ability and estate, who have not contributed to the defence of the Kingdome, upon the propositions heretofore issued for that purpose, whose names are contained in a Roll hereunto anne­xed under the hand of the Clerke of the Commons House of Parliament.

All such as by name have been voted by both or either of the Houses of Parliament, to be disarmed or to be delinquents. A Roll wherof is hereunto annexed under the hands of the foresaid Committee.

All Popish Recusants, or iustly suspected of Popery, or whose wives are Popish Recusants, or whose children are Popishly bred: all that have contributed to the warres against the Patlirment.

The Armes and Horses to be found in the Houses of any Bishops or Deane, and Chapters, or o­ther supected places to be ceised and brought to any of the places heereafter appoynted, and the per­sons that are to disarme and secure the parsons heereby intended to be disarmed and secured shallhereb have power and authority to enter into and search the houses of the said Bishops, Deanes and Chapters, and all other Townes and places where any suspected persons doe usually lodge or abide, and to seize and secure the said suspected persons.

For the effecting of the premises, the severall and respective Colonels, Lieutenant Colonels, Captaines, and other Officers of the trained Bands of the severall Wards within the Citie of London, are hereby authorized and required to disarme the persons before mentioned within their severall Wards, and other their places within their Liberties; and to take and ceize all their Horses, Armes, and Ammunition, or other provision of warre, and to ceise upon and secure their persons.

The severall Aldermen and Aldermens Deputies, common Councell men, Constables, and all other persons are required to bee as­sisting and aiding to the said severall Officers and trained Bands in the execution of the premises.

That the premises may with the better effect and speed be executed, It, will bee convenient that the trained Bands in each Ward be divided inth three or more severall Companies, which is hereby required, unlesse the respective Officers and persons intrusted with the service upon the place, and upon emergencies shall finde cause to doe otherwise.

The Lord Mayor and the Sheriffes of the Citie of London, Sergeant Maior Generall Skippon, together with such persons as they shall thinke fit to call to their assistance, are hereby required to use all care and diligence that the premises bee executed according to the intent of these presents.

The persons of such as by intent of this Order are to be secured, shallbe brought unto the places hereafter mentioned, that is to say, un­to Gresham Colledge, and Crosby House in Bishops-gate-street, Winchester house in or neere the Burrough of Southwarke.; the house of the Bishop of London, neer the Church of S. Pauls; Lambeth house, the house of the Deane and Chapter of Westminster, and Ely house. And it is left to the discretion of the Officers of the respective trained Bands, to which of the said houses they shall carry the persons of those whom they shall apprehend.

The severall houses and places where the persons apprehended shall remaine, shall have guards set about them of such number of the trained Bands, or others, as the said Lord Maior and Shariffes of the City of London, and Sergeant Maior Generall Skippon, or any of them shall appoint. And those that shall be appointed to make those guards, shall have allowance of one shilling fix pence per diem, during the time they continue in the said services, the same to be paid at the charge of the persons so restrained, in such manner as by the Lords and Commons shall be appointed.

For the better effecting of the premises about the Suburbs of London, and within the Citie of Westminster, the Burough of South­wark, and other places within three miles of the Citie of London, the severall Colonels, Lieutenant Colonels, Captaines, and other Officers of the trained Bands of the severall Wards within the Citie of London, and of the respective Colonels, Lieutenant Colo­nels, Captaines, and other Officers of the trained Bands of those respective places without the Citie of London, are hereby authorized and required to disarme the persons before mentioned therein residing, and to take and ceize all their Horses, Armes and Ammunition, and other provisions of warre, and to ceize upon and secure their persons.

The Lord Lieutenants, and Deputy Lieutenants, and the Knights and Burgesses serving in this presont Parliament, for the Counties, Cities, and Burroughes in the said severall places; as likewise all Constables, Headburroughes, and other persons abiding therein re­spectively, are required to be assistant and aiding unto the severall Colonels, Lieutenant Colonels, Captains, and other Officers, and the trained Bands in the execution of the premises. In respect that it may so fall out, that in some of the Wards within the citie of Lon­don, and some other of the places without the citie of London, there may not occasion of use for the full number of their trained Bands, but that they may be spared and sent into other places within the respective limits. The Officers of the trained Bands therefore respectively within the citie of London, and without the citie, are required to be aiding and assisting unto each other in the execution of the premises, whereby the service may with greater speed be performed. The arms and ammunition, and other provision of warre, shall be ceized in any the places aforesaid, as well without the citie of London as within, shall bee brought to such of the Halles belong­ing to the severall companies of the citie of London, as shall be neerest to the places where such ceisure shall be made onely fittest for that use, and the horses with their furniture shall be brought to such places as the Lord Maior and the Sheriffes of the citie of London, Sergeant Maior Skippon, or any of them shall appoint. All the horses, armes or ammunition and provision for warre, which shall be ceised by vertue of this Order, or to be Inventoried and listed by the Captains and Lieutenants of the respective companies of the teai­ned Bands, and certified under their hands to the Lord Maior, to the end it may better appeare where such horses and ammunition re­maine, and to whom they belong. And authority is hereby given to the said Lord Maior of London, Sheriffes, Leiutenants, Colonels, Lieutenant Colonels, Captaines and other Officers, and to every of them, before or at the time of the execution of the premises, to make proclamation in the severall Wards within the said citie of London, and likewise in such severall places within the suburbs thereof, the citie of Westminster, Burrough of Southwarke, and other places and precincts within thre miles of the citie of London, as they or any of them shall think convenient thereby commanding all and every the person and persons, which according to the true in­tent and meaning of this Order, are to be disarmed, and their persons secured, that they and every of them from and after the time of the making of the said proclamation, shall repaire unto, continue and abide, in their severall houses, lodgings, or places of their usuall a­bode, untill the premises shall be duely executed and performed, and during such time only and in such manner, as by the said severall proclamations shalbe enioyned.

Proclamations to be made at or before the time of disarming and securing the Malignants in and about the Citie of London and the Suburbs, in the forme of words ensuing.

ALL Popish Recusants, or whose wives are Papists, or wwhose children are Popishly bred,: All that have contributed to this pre­sent warre against the Parliament.

All of ability and estate, who have not contributed to the defence of the Kingdome, upon the Propositions heretofore issued for that purpose, together with such others as shall receive particular directions for that purpose.

Ate by the authority of both Houses of Parliament, commanded to repaire unto, remanie and abide within their severall houses, lodgings, and usuall places of abode, untill they shall have further directions from both Houses of Parliament, upon the paines and penalties that may ensue thereupon.

London printed for I. Iackson, G. Tomlinson, and T. Homer, and are to be sold in the Old Baily, 1642.

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