House of Commons Journal Volume 2: 09 September 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 Veneris, 9 Septembris, 1642.


Upnor Castle.

CAPTAIN Lee has Leave to go down into Kent, to the Charge of Upnor Castle, of which he has the Command by a Commission from the Lord General.

Lord Mountague.

Resolved, upon the Question, That the Lord General shall be moved forthwith to send for the Lord Mountague: And that he bear the Charge of such Forces as are sent for him.

Sheriff's Charges.

Resolved, That Sir Wm. Boteler and Sir Anth. St. Leger shall bear the Charges of the Sheriff.

Warrant to Button.

Ordered, That Mr. Jo. Button, a Member of this House, shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant for the free Passage of a Great Saddle and Furniture, with a Case of Pistols to Southampton, by Winchester Carrier.

Proceedings against Boteler.

Sir Wm. Boteler was called in; and made a Relation of what passed at his House; and, in the Narrative, cast upon the Gentlemen employed by a Committee of both Houses, very foul and great Aspersions.

He was commanded to withdraw.

And then he was called in again.

And the Relation under Colonel Sandys, Sir Jo. Seaton, Sir Wm. Brooke, Sir Mich. Levesey, Mr. Rich. Lee, his Hand, concerning the Passages at Sir Wm. Boteler's House, was read unto him: And he was likewise demanded whether there were not in the Letter sent to Mr. Skinner this Clause, "That the Parliament had, in that Business at Knoll, broken all Laws human and divine," or to that Effect. He denied any such Clause in that Letter, or any Word to that *

Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, - "That if those Acts shall appear to be true, complained of by him, the House will express how distasteful such Actions are unto them; but if they shall prove untrue (as they have Reason to believe, the contrary being affirmed under the Hands of so many Men of Worth) they will be as careful that those Gentlemen shall have Reparations."

Resolved, That the further Examination of this Business shall be referred to a Committee: And that the Lords be moved, that this Business may be referred to the Examination of a Committee of both Houses; and that the Examinations may be taken upon Oath.

Resolved, That Sir Wm. Boteler shall be committed a Prisoner to the Gatehouse, there to remain during the Pleasure of the House.

Taking Leave of Ld. General.

A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath;

The Lords have commanded us to let you know, that the Lord General intends to set forth this Evening; and desires to take his Leave of both Houses together: And therefore the Lords desire a Meeting, by a Committee of both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House.

Mr. Strode has Leave to attend the Lord General.

Mr. Charles Pym has Leave to attend the Lord General.

Skip Clara.

Ordered, That this Business concerning the Silver and Cochineal stayed in the Ship Clara, at Southampton, and brought up to London, by Order of both Houses, as it hath Relation to the Pretenders, and to the Spanish Ambassador, be take into Consideration To-morrow Morning.


Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and will give a present * * * *

* Pym, * Glyn, Sir Christ. Wray, are a .... * * * *

Taking Leave of Ld. General.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker is desired to go to take Leave of the Lord General at Essex House, and so many of the Members as shall please to go with him.

Dunche's Plate.

Ordered, That the Plate of Mr. Dunche's, stayed by Perin the Constable, shall be forthwith delivered unto him again.

Bringing in Money, &c.

Ordered, That Mr. Skinner, Captain Lee, and Mr. Browne, shall go down into the County of Kent, to advance the Bringing in of Money, Plate and Horse, upon the Propositions: And that they do return Thanks to Sir Edw. Scott, for his good Intentions and Endeavours for this Service, and other Services of the Parliament.

Taking Leave of Ld. General.

Mr. Pym reports from the Conference, That the Earl of Essex, my Lord General, only spake at the Conference, to this Effect:

That, as he had undertaken this Service upon the Commands of both Houses, so he was, .. ever would be, ready, from time to time, to obey such Orders and Directions as he should receive from both Houses.

Declaration in answer to Scotland.

Sir Ro. Harley went up to the Lords, to desire their Lordships to expedite the Declaration sent up from this House, in Answer to the Declaration sent from the General Assembly to the Church of England.