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 Martis, 23 Nov. 1641.
Complaint against Hughes.
HENRY Hughes complained of, for making a Market of such Priests as he had Authority to take: And the Examination of this Business, and of all other Businesses of like Nature, is referred to the Committee appointed for this Business.
Priests and Jesuits.
Ordered, That a Warrant be granted to Robert de Luke, for the Searching, Apprehending, and Seizing of Priests, and Jesuits, &c. in the like manner, as Warrants are granted to others.
Under Sheriff of Southampton.
Ordered, That a Warrant shall issue for the Summoning of the Under Sheriff of Southampton, to answer such Things as shall be objected against him.
Privileges of Parliament.
3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Laying down of the Privileges of Parliament, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That these Words shall be added to this Bill, viz. "for and in respect of the Causes aforesaid."
Bills sent to Lords.
This Bill was put to the Question; and, upon the Question, passed; and sent up to the Lords; together with these Bills following, viz.
1. The Bill of the Copyhold Estates of Colne and Ichlenhill.
2. The Bill for the Settling of the Remainder of Fourscore Years upon Sir Francis Popham, &c.
3. An Act for the Forfeiture of the Estates . . John James, &c.
Payment to Merchants.
Ordered, That the Chamberlain of London shall pay unto the Merchants, that undertook to transport Twenty thousand Pounds into Ireland, for the Occasions of Ireland, Five thousand Pounds, to make up Fifteen thousand Pounds, in Part of Payment of the said Twenty thousand Pounds, according to the Conditions of their Propositions.
Ordered, That Mr. Henley, and his Brother, Master of the King's Bench, shall enter into good Bonds, to Mr. Speaker, to perform the Contracts made by them with the State, for the Performance of the Payment of Twenty thousand Pounds, according to the Conditions contained in their Propositions.
Reasons for a Colonel and a Serjeant Major of Horse; and not to leave the Cavalry in several Troops, without forming Regiments of them; were this Day presented to the House; and ordered to be read again, and taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
A Paper, concerning the Provision of Victuals, was this Day read; and referred to the Committee for Irish Affairs.
It is likewise referred to the same Committee, to consider of the Book of Ammunition: And they are first to meet by themselves To-morrow Morning, and consider of it.
Ordered, That the Chamberlain of London shall imprest unto the Master of the Ordnance, to be employed towards the Transporting of Ammunition to the Magazine at Carllell, for the Occasions of Ireland, Four hundred Pounds out of the Monies lent by the City.
State of Money.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider of the State of the Monies do meet To-morrow, in the usual Place.
Ordered, That the Justices of Peace of all the Counties, those especially bordering upon the Sea Coasts, and the Officers of the Port Towns, shall be required, from this House, to make strict Inquiry after all suspected Persons, especially Irish; and take Course for the Restraining all such from going out of this Kingdom into Ireland.
Horses for Ireland.
Ordered, That the Lords be moved, that an Order may pass from both Houses, to give Licence to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for the Transporting of Six hundred Horse into Ireland, notwithstanding any Restraint of transporting Horses beyond the Seas.
Tonage and Poundage, &c.
Ordered, That the Bill of Tonage and Poundage, and the Book of Rates, shall be brought into the House, and read on Thursday: And that the Committee shall consider of the Proposition made, touching a Liberty anciently granted to the Merchants for the Return of Imposts.
It was likewise moved, that a Bill might be brought in, for a temporary Bill to be made use of as Occasion should serve; but nothing was resolved of this.
Leave to go to Ireland.
The Lord Dungaroon has Licence to go into Ireland.
Loan from the City.
The Lords and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, having a due Regard to the good Affections of the City of London, expressed upon sundry Occasions, by the Advancing and Lending of great Sums of Money for the Service of this Commonwealth; and particularly the Sum of Fifty thousand Pounds, for Supply of the present Affairs in Ireland; all which the said Lords and Commons do take in very good Part; and being resolved to make a full and just Satisfaction for the same; do hereby Declare and Ordain, That the said Sum of Fifty thousand Pounds, lent for the Irish Affairs, and the Sum of Fifty thousand Pounds more, lent by the said City unto the Peers attending his Majesty in the Northern Parts before the Beginning of this present Parliament, and such other Sums of Money, lent by the said City unto the Parliament, which are not yet paid, or otherwise secured, shall be fully satisfied and repaid unto the said City of London, with Interest of Eight Pounds per Cent. for a Year, out of such Monies as are or shall be raised by Authority of Parliament: And, for that Purpose, an Act of Parliament to be passed with all Expedition. Provided always, that this present Ordinance shall not be in any wise prejudicial to any Members of the said House of Commons, who have formerly lent any Sums of Money to this Parliament; nor to the Northern Counties; nor to any Persons whatsoever, to whom both Houses of Parliament, or the said House of Commons, have formerly ordered the Payment of any Sums of Money; nor to any Security given to them before the making of this Ordinance.
Proceedings concerning Phillips.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Finch and Serjeant Glanvile;
The Lords have received a Message from the Queen, desiring the Enlargement of Robert Phillips, in regard he is her Confessor, their Lordships having no Cause depending before them against him, but his Offence to this House, they think it fit to dismiss him of his present Imprisonment; having made his humble Submission to that House: But their Lordships having promised the House of Commons not to do it without acquainting them therewith, their Lordships desire to know what farther Cause they have for his Restraint.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; that this House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will give Answer by Messengers of their own, in convenient time.
-To desire the Lords, that Robert Phillips may still continue under Restraint; in regard that he is a Priest, and complained of for seducing his Majesty's Subjects.
Ordered, That Mr. Shugborough bring in the Letterand Queries To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That a Warrant shall issue to the Serjeant at Arms, and his Deputy, for the Seizing, Apprehending, and Committing to safe Custody, such suspected Irish Persons, as the House has been informed of are lately come to Town; and for the Entering into such Houses where he shall be informed they lodge.