House of Commons Journal Volume 2: 27 April 1642

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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, 27 Aprilis, 1642.

Preachers appointed, and thanked.

RESOLVED, upon the Question, That Mr. Chute of Lumberd-street, and Mr. Harris of Hanwell, shall be intreated to preach before the House of Commons, the next Fast.

Mr. Arth. Goodwyn and Sir Simonds D'Ewes are appointed to return Thanks to Mr. Goodwyn, and Mr. Carroll, for the great Pains they took in the Sermons they this Day preach. in St. Margarett's,Westminster, at the Intreaty of the House of Commons; and likewise to desire them, from the House, to print their Sermons. And it is farther Ordered, That none shall presume to print them for the Space of Two Months, but such as they shall appoint.

Proceedings concerning Hull.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee Yesterday appointed to prepare Heads for the Conference concerning Hull, or any Three of them, to make a Narrative of all the Proceedings that have been, touching that Business, from the Beginning till this Time; to the end that it, together with the Votes passed Yesterday, may be published: And are to meet presently, in the Court of Wards; and to bring it in To-morrow Morning.

Tothill-fields Church.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the Bill concerning the Christ Church in Tothill Field, to consider how it may be prepared, and made fit, against the next Fast.


Ordered, That the Committee concerning the Ministers shall have Power to meet de die in diem, as they shall think fit.

Sir S. D'Ewes' Subscription.

Sir Simonds D'Ewes, a Member of this House, freely offering and subscribing a Note, to allow Fifty Pounds yearly, to the Relief of Ireland, so long as the War lasts, without expecting any Part of the Rebels Lands in that Kingdom (besides what he shall be charged with in his Particular, by Aids granted by Parliament); the House, being acquainted herewith, commanded that this Promise and undertaking of his should be entered in the Journals of this House; for a Testimony of his good Affections to the Reducing of That Kingdom, and to the Peace and Safety of This.

Peard's Subscription.

Mr. Geo. Peard, likewise a Member of this House, promised and undertook to allow Twenty Pounds yearly, to the Relief of Ireland, so long as the War lasts, expecting nothing for it: The House doth take this for a very acceptable Service; and doth Order, That it should be entered in the Journals of this House; for a Testimony of his good Affections to the Peace of that Kingdom, and This.

Conference concerning Hull.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page;

The Lords desire a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, touching the Matter of the last Conference, concerning Hull, presently in the Painted Chamber, ir it may stand with the Conveniency of this House.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will give a present Meeting as is desired.

Mr. Holles, and Mr. Pym, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.

Votes concerning Hull.

Mr. Holles reports, That at this Conference the Lord Privy Seal delivered the particular Answers to the Votes sent up from this House to the Lords, concerning Hull.

To the First, they agree, leaving out the Words "Lords Lieutenants and Deputy Lieutenants:" and instead, adding the Words "Justices of Peace:" Because it is not possible to write out the Commissions so speedily as this Business requires. And they have likewise ordered the Votes to be printed.

To the Second, they have agreed: And accordingly an Order is given to the Lord Admiral, to which the Lords desire the Assent of this House [a].

And the House, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto it.

To the Third, they have agreed: And ordered to print it.

To the Fourth, the Lords have agreed: And have appointed to send Two of their Members.

To the Fifth, concerning the speedy Removing the Magazine at Hull, the Lords have ordered the same.

To the Sixth, concerning the sending for the Pinnace and Captain, riding at Hull, the Lords have given Order accordingly.

To the Seventh, concerning the Declaration, the Lords do agree unto it: And have ordered the same to be printed.

Lincolneshire Committee.

By Vote upon the Question, Sir Edward Aiscough, Sir Christ. Wray, Sir Sam. Owfield, and Mr. Hatcher, Members of this House are appointed and nominated Committees by this House, to reside in Lincolneshire; and, upon Occasion, to resort to Hull, according to the Order of both Houses.