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.
THAT the Committee for Fining the Convocation do meet To-morrow Morning at Seven of Clock.
Contempt of Parliament.
The humble Petition of sundry the Inhabitants of Newington, in the County of Surrey, was read.
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.
The Serjeant was appointed to acquaint Colonel Goringe with the Pleasure of this House; that he presently attend the House, being a Member thereof.
Disbanding the Armies, &c.
Sir Thomas Widdrington reports the Conference had Yesterday with the Lords, concerning the Disbanding of the Armies.
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.
Ordered, That the Lord General be moved, that when the Five Regiments are disbanded, that he will be pleased to dispose the other Regiments in such manner, as may be least burdensome to the Country.
By Resolution, upon the Question, This House doth approve of the Lord General's going down to the Disbanding of the Army.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the King's Army, to consider whether it will not be expedient for the Master of the Ordnance to go down to the Disbanding of the Army.
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.
This Committee is to meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer-chamber.
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.
That the further Examination of Colonel Goringe be referred to the Committee of Seven.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill of Subsidies do meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock.
That the Committee for Two Parts of Recusants Lands do meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Court of Wards.