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 Mercurii, 9 Martii, 1641.
Book of Rates.
ORDERED, That the Grand Committee of the whole House, for the Book of Rates, shall sit every Morning at Eight of Clock, between this and Monday next; and that they shall have Power to send for any of the Members that attend any other Committee, to attend this; unless it be those that attend the Committee for the Bill for Irish Propositions.
Ordered, That, according as the Lords have ordered, That the Table of Rich. de la Main, with the Enlargement, and with the Uses and Descriptions thereupon, shall be published and printed, so this House doth order the like; and that no Man shall print it without his Privity and Superview of it.
An Order was presented to the House, for the Securing and encouraging the Subscribers; and ordered to be referred to the Committee for the Propositions of Ireland.
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Seymour shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Information against Brownloe.
James Rolleston affirmed, that he heard Doctor Brownloe, in Oct. last; to say, that our King was Rex Scotiæ, but not Rex Scotorum.
Ordered, That Doctor Brownloe shall be forthwith summoned to appear before this House, to answer some contemptuous Words spoken against the People of Scotland.
Carriages for Arms.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker shall write a Letter to Sir Geo. Dallston, and the other Justices of Peace of Cumberland, to take Care that Carriages may be provided, at the usual Rates of the Country; and that the Arms may be carried from Carlell to the Haven where the same is to be embarked: And that this House will undertake to see the Monies, disbursed upon this Occasion, repaid here in London.
Ordered, That the Chamber of London shall pay unto Mr. Nich. Loftus, Under-treasurer at Wars for Ireland, out of the Monies that came into the Chamber, upon free Gifts, for the Relief of Ireland, One Hundred and Fifty Pounds, or thereabouts, being a Month's Pay, that will be due unto the Officers of Sir Jo. Clotworthey's Regiment on Monday next.
Bolles' Arrears, &c.
Ordered, That the Arrears due unto Lieutenant Colonel Bolles, upon the Northern Expedition, shall be accepted, upon the same Conditions as other Monies are accepted upon the Irish Propositions: And this House doth undertake to pay the said Arrears to the Treasurers and Receivers of the Monies that shall come in upon the Irish Propositions, at such time as the Arrears shall be paid, due unto the other Officers employed in the Northern Expedition.
Resolved, That Lieutenant Colonel Boll shall have Allowance made him . . . his Journey in coming from Carlell hither, to procure a Warrant for getting Carriages to carry the Arms, appointed for Sir Jo. Clotworthey's Regiment from Carlell to the Sea Side.
This Question was propounded, Whether Lieutenant Colonel Bolles should have Twenty Pound Allowance made him for this Journey:
And then the Question was put, whether this Question should be now put;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That Lieutenant Colonel Bolle shall have Ten Pounds allowed him, for his Journey from Carlell hither, to be paid out of the Chamber of London, of the Free-gift Money, to Mr. Nicholas Loftus, for the said Lieutenant Colonel Bolle.
Informations against Trelawny.
Mr. Whittaker reported from the Committee for Informations, Two Informations against Mr. Trelawny, a Member of this House; One given in by Mr. Fletcher; and another by Captain Andrewes; subscribed with their own Hands.
Captain Andrewes was called in: * being asked * affirmed, That the Meeting was accidental: That Mr. Trelawny said nothing, but upon Question first propounded unto him: That he seemed to speak these Things, not as his own Opinion, but as the Fears of others: That Mr. Trelawny seemed to be much troubled when he spake these Words.
Mr. Fletcher was called in, and did confess, that the Meeting was accidental, and that the Question was propounded unto him: what News; and thereupon he made that Relation: He did not perceive that he was not much troubled when he delivered these Words, for he said, just before, that the House had received a gracious Message from his Majesty.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the House shall now proceed with the Business concerning Mr. Trelawny.
Disabled to sit.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Trelawny shall be forthwith put out of the House, and disabled for sitting as a Member of this House during this Parliament.
Mr. Trelawny was called down to the Bar: And Mr. Speaker pronounced the Sentence against him accordingly.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Speaker shall issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for sending forth a new Writ for electing another Burgess to serve for the Town of Plymouth, in the stead of Mr. Robert Trelawny, formerly chosen a Burgess to serve for that Town, and since disabled by the Vote of this House.
Trial of Mr. Attorney.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde reports, That the Committee appointed to manage the Evidence at the Trial of Mr. Attorney, attended there: And that the Counsel offering to speak; They withdrew.-They were again called in: And the Lord Keeper told them, that the Lords had ordered, that, in this Case, Mr. Attorney should have Counsel.
The House, according to a former Order, went to the Reading of the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds.
Ordered, That Sir Rob. Stone shall be licensed by this House to transport Seventeen Horses into Holland for the Use of the Queen of Bohemia.