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, 4 Maii, 1642.
Bishops For feitures.
3a vice lecta est Billa, AN Act for the Forfeiture of the Lands and Estates, and for the Punishment of John Archbishop of Yorke, and Tho. Bishop of Durham, &c.: Upon Question, passed.
Message to Lords.
Sir Gilbert Gerard carried up to the Lords, the Bill of Pluralities, with the Amendments and Proviso assented unto, and the Bill amended accordingly: And likewise the Bill for the Punishment of the Twelve Bishops: And ... to move the Lords, that such publick Bills as lie before them, may be expedited; especially those concerning: Religion.
He is likewise to acquaint the Lords, that, upon the Report of a Conference from their Lordships, concerning a Matter of Privilege, upon a Suit depending between the Earl of Peterborough and the Lord Mounson; that the Lord Mounson is willing to wave his Privilege, as to the Trial of the whole Cause, if the Earl of Peterborough shall do the like.
Answer to the King respecting Hull.
Mr. Pym reports the Answer to Two Messages received from his Majesty concerning Sir Jo. Hotham's Refusal to give his Majesty Entrance into the Town of Hull: The which was read twice; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto: And that the Lords be desired to join in it.
The House being informed, that divers Gentlemen of the County of Hereford were at the Door, who desired to present a Petition to this House;
They were called in; and did present the same.
And then they withdrew.
And their Petition was read.
The which being done, they were again called in: And Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, told them that this House finds their Petition full of great Expressions of Duty to his Majesty, and of Love and Respects to this House and the Commonwealth (for which they give you Thanks) and full of great Concernments to the Commonwealth; which, they command me to tell you, they will take into serious Consideration, so soon as may stand with * * * * .
Ministers in Ireland.
The humble Petition of Henry Jones, Doctor in Divinity, on the Behalf of himself and other many very faithful Ministers of the Word in Ireland, was this Day read; and ordered to be referred to the Commissioners for Irish Affairs.
The Residue of the Impeachment of Sir Geo. Strode was read; and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be forthwith ingrossed.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Gilbert Gerard brings Answer, He delivered the Bills; and moved * * * *.
Mr. Peard, Sir H. Mildmay, Sir Ro. Coke, Sir Arth. Hesilrig, Mr. Rowse, Mr. Pierrepoint, Mr. Whittlock, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Pury, Sir H. Vane, jun. Mr. Nicholas, Sir Tho. Widdrington;
This Committee, or any Four of them, to consider of the State of Delinquents; and to prepare and expedite the Charges and Impeachments against them with all Expedition; and to give this House a speedy Account hereof from time to time: And are to meet at such convenient Times daily, and in such Places, as they shall think fit: And have Power to send for Parties, &c.; and to present their Opinions, which is the fittest Way to bring them to a speedy Judgment.
Charge against Lovelace &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Whittlock, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Crue, and Mr. Nichollas, do prepare a Charge, with all Expedition, against Mr. Lovelace and Sir Wm. Butler; and that they be added to the former Committee.
Sir H. Mildmay is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire them to sit a while in * * * *
Earl of Ormond.
A Letter from the Earl of Ormond to Sir Tho. Wharton; wherein he takes notice of some Misreports that he conceives he suffers under on this Side; was read: And
It is Ordered, That in the Letter appointed to be sent to the Earl of Ormond, Notice may be taken of the Apprehension he has of some Misreports that he lies under here on this Side; and that he may be satisfied in what Clearness of Esteem he stands here: And that Mr. Holles do prepare this Letter.
And it is farther Ordered, That Five hundred Pounds shall be laid out in a Jewel, to be bestowed upon the Lord Ormond: And that Mr. Wheeler do furnish the Money: And that he, Mr. Holles, Sir H. Vane, Sir H. Mildmay, and Mr. Jennour, do employ their Pains in the Buying of this Jewel: And that Mr. Arth. Goodwyn do move the Lords to join with this House, in beseeching his Majesty to make the Earl of Ormond Knight of the Garter.
Lords to sit.
Sir H. Mildmay brings Answer, That the Lords will sit a while, as is desired.
Ordered, That the Letter offered to the House, of the Information of Words spoken by Doctor Horsemenden and others, be referred to the Committee for Informations.
Articles of Impeachment of Rich. Spencer Esquire, for divers High Crimes and Misdemeanors by him committed, were this Day first read all over together; and then one by one; and particularly voted, and assented unto, upon the Question; and ordered to be forthwith ingrossed.
Payment to Henley.
Ordered, That Two thousand Five hundred Pounds, Part of Five thousand Pounds formerly lent by Mr. Henley, Merchant, for the Service of Ireland, and paid there accordingly; and which was formerly ordered to be repaid unto him about the latter End of April last past; be forthwith paid unto him, out of the Twenty thousand Pounds lent by the Merchant Adventurers.
Mr. Pym is appointed to return Thanks unto Mr. Henley.
Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lord Mayor, to call a Common Council with all convenient Speed: And that a Committee be sent unto them, to propound the Advancement of the Proportion of Monies that is to be paid by them upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds.
Loan from Merchant Adventurers.
Ordered, That the Remainder of Twenty thousand Pounds lent by the Merchant Adventurers, and not yet disposed, of, be forthwith paid into such Hands as the Commissioners for Irish Affairs shall appoint, for the Service of Ireland: And that Mr. Browne do prepare an Order to secure them the whole Twenty thousand Pounds, out of the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds.
House to meet.
Ordered, That the House do meet this Afternoon, at Three of Clock.
Post meridiem, 1642.
Grant to Cobbett.
ORDERED, That Mrs. Cobbett shall have Four Pounds, out of the Money gathered from the Members of the House, upon their default of not coming to Prayers.
Ordered, That the Committees for the Church Government, and for the better Maintenance of the Ministry, do meet de die in diem, at such Times and Places as they shall think fit.
Thanks to Cambridge University.
Ordered, That Mr. Lucas do return Thanks unto the Vice Chancellor and University of Cambridge, for their Respect to this House, in allowing an Exhibition unto Two poor Scholars, of the University of Dublyn in Ireland, upon the Recommendation of this House.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Confirmation of Letters Patents, made in the Fourth Year of his Majesty's Reign, unto Sir Cornelius Vermeyden Knight, &c. Upon Question, committed unto Sir Rob. Pye, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Nicholls, Sir Jo. Bampfield, Mr. Rowse, Sir Martin Lumley, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Anth. Ireby, Mr. Knightley, Sir Symonds D'Ewes, Sir Tho. Woodhouse, Mr. Pury, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Chadwell, Mr. Morley, Sir Arth. Haselrig, Mr. Glyn, the Knights and Burgesses of Yorkeshire, Lincolneshire, and Nottinghamshire: And are to meet on Wednesday next, at Two post meridiem, in the Exchequer Chamber: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act to avoid a Common Recovery made and suffered by Mary Gratwick, an Infant, &c.
Instructions to Yorkshire Committee.
Mr. Pym reports the Instructions to be given unto the Committees sent from both Houses into Yorkeshire: The which Instructions were all read, one by one; and, by Vote upon Question, assented unto.
Mr. Pym carried up to the Lords these Instructions; and likewise the Answer to his Majesty's Two last Messages concerning * * * *
Declaration concerning the Militia.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and Dr. Littleton.
The Lords have sent them to let you know, That whereas they have received a Declaration from this House to accompany the Ordinance of the Militia; which they have assented unto, with some Amendments.
The which Amendments * * * *
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Pym brings Answer, That the Lords will send Answer To-morrow Morning, by Messengers of their own.
The humble Petition of the Inhabitants in general of Cotenham, in the County of Cambridge, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That Doctor Manby, Rector of the Parish of Cotenham, in the County of Cambridge, do permit such Fellows of Colleges, within the University of Cambridge, as are orthodox; other Ministers in the Town of Cambridge as are orthodox, and in Orders, whose Names are here underwritten; to preach Weekly in his Church, freely without any Let or Interruption, viz.
Mr. Almond, Batchelor of Divinity, Fellow of Emanuell College; Mr. Whitchcoate, Batchelor of Divinity, Fellow of Emanuell College; Mr. Lynford, Fellow of Catherine Hall, Batchelor of Divinity; Mr. Ellis, Batchelor of Divinity, Fellow of Catherine Hall; Mr. Sadler, Fellow of Emanuell College; Mr. Cudworth, Fellow of Emanuell College; Mr. Ellis, Minister in Cambridge, and in Orders; Mr. Glisson, Minister in Cambridge, and in Orders.