Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 2, 1640-1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Merourii, 16 Junii, 1641.
Fining the Convocation.
Contempt of Parliament.
Ordered, That Mr. Blany, the Lecturer of Newington, be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending in this House, for his Contempt expressed to the Honour and Jurisdiction of this House: And that Mr. Richard Aden, alias Sampson, be summoned to be here To-morrow Morning: And that he bring with him the Protestation penned by Mr. Blany, and subscribed with his Hand.
Mr. Reignolds reports the Bill concerning Protections, with the several Amendments and Additions: The which several Amendments and Additions were all twice read; and, upon Question, the Bill, with the Amendments, were ordered to be recommitted to the same Committee: And Mr. Solicitor is added to this Committee: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Court of Wards.
Member to attend.
Disbanding the Armies, &c.
Ordered, That the Sub-committee, appointed to make an Estimate of what Monies will be requisite for the total Disbanding of the Army; what Monies they have ready towards the Disbanding; and what Monies will be requisite for the Disbanding, if the Country will forbear the Billet, and the Officers forbear half their Pay; to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards.
Ordered, That the Earl of Warwicke shall have Liberty, -out of the Hundred thousand Pounds allotted to be paid unto him, to send down, presently, Twenty-five thousand Pounds for Relief for the Northern Parts.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the King's Army, to consider of some fit manner of Discharge to be given to the Earl of Warwicke, for such Monies as he hath already paid, or shall hereafter pay by Order of this House.
It is likewise referred to the Committee, to consider what is fit to be done with the surplus Money, that shall be over and above That which will be necessary for Disbanding of the Five Regiments; if any such Surplus shall be.
Ordered, That the Fifty thousand Pounds, allotted now to be sent down, shall be employed wholly for the Disbanding of so many Regiments as it will serve for: And that the Billet-money of the Country shall be taken into Consideration hereafter: And that the Committee consider of the Proportion of paying Half-pay only to the Officers of the Army, from the Captain upwards.
That it be referred to the Committee of the King's Army, to consider of the Lords Proportion to be made to the Scotts Commissioners, to withdraw some of their Regiments, and their Ammunition, from the Teise to the Castle.
Proceedings concerning the Plot.
Colonel Goringe made a Declaration of all he knew in the Business concerning the Uniting the Forces of the Army, and Putting it into a Posture; and some other Circumstances, and Consequences, depending upon that Business.