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.
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 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.
Answer from Lords.
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.
Earl of Ormond.
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.
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.
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.
Post meridiem, 1642.
Grant to Cobbett.
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.
Instructions to Yorkshire Committee.
Declaration concerning the Militia.
Answer from Lords.
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.