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, 23 Decembris, 1642.
A MESSAGE from the Lords, by Sir * * * * ; The Lords desire a Conference, presently, in the Painted Chamber, by Committees of both Houses, if it may stand with the Conveniency ......; to impart a Letter which they have received from the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland: And concerning some Carriages in the Letter Office that concern the Earl of Warwick.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the House has considered their Lordships Message; and, being at this Time in Debate of Matters of great Importance, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordinance of Assessment.
The Ordinance for assessing Monies upon the Counties, &c. upon such as have not contributed, &c. was this Day read; and, by Vote upon the Question, re-committed unto Mr. Browne, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Cage, Mr. Whittlock: And are to meet at such Time and Place as they shall think fit; and to bring it in on Monday Morning next.
Loans for Western Parts.
An Ordinance for securing such Monies as shall be sent by well-affected Persons, for the Service of the Western Parts, was this Day read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence, by Sir John Bamfeild.
Persons to attend.
Sir John Cordell, Sir George Whitmore, Sir Wm. Acton, Captain Royden, Mr. Audley of the Court of Wards, Sir Peter Ricaut, Mr. Kemp, Mr. Cropley, Sir Jo. Geare, John Trott, Mr. Cage of Lincoln's Inn, Mr. George Long, Mr. Dan. Harvey, Mr. Eliph. Harvey, Sir Hugh Windham, and Mr. Smyth of Aldermanbury, are to be summoned to attend the House To-morrow Morning.
Arrears of Assessment.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee where Mr. Trenchard has the Chair, to make Inquiry What Monies have been paid in by any of the Counties of this Kingdom, upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds; and what Monies are behind upon the said Act; and to present the same unto this House.
Prisoners of War.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Hayman and Sir Edward Partridge do send down into Kent, to the Commissioners and Collectors of the Four hundred thousand Pounds, to collect, with all Speed, the Residue of the first Payment, upon that Act: and also to collect all the second Payment upon that Act: And that no more Time be omitted.
Loans for Western Parts.
WHEREAS divers Persons, well affected to the Good and Safety of this Kingdom, have contributed in Money, Plate, and Horse, for Suppression of the present Rebel lion and Insurrection by Papists, Delinquents, or other Malignant Persons, in the Western Parts, under the Command of Sir Ralph Hopton, and his Adherents, Rebels and Traytors; and for the Relief of the good Subjects there: It is therefore Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, That all and every such Person and Persons, as have already, or shall raise either Money, Plate, or Horse, for the said Service, shall be satisfied and repaired again within Six Months, with Interest for the same, out of the first Monies that shall be levied and raised within the Counties of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Wiltes, and Southampton, and the Counties and Cities of Bristoll and Exon, and the Town and County of Poole; upon any Order or Ordinance of One or both Houses of Parliament, or by any other Levies or Collections made or to be made in the said several and respective Counties and Places for that End and Purpose. And it is further Ordered and Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That Hugh Sowden and Thomas Young shall and may satisfy, pay, and deliver out of the Contributions, such Monies and Horse, to such Person or Persons, and in such Manner and Form, as the Committee of the Lords and Commons for the Defence of the Western Parts, or any Four or more of them, by any Writing under their Hands, shall limit, appoint, and declare: And that the Warrants of the said Committee, for the Issuing out of the said Monies, or Delivery of the said Horses, or any Four or more of them, together with the Acquittance or Acquittances, Receipt or Receipts, in Writing, under the Hand of the Person or Persons which shall be appointed, as aforesaid, by the said Committee, or Four or more of them, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Treasurers or Receivers in this Ordinance named, for so much Money, or such Horse or Horses, as shall be comprehended in such Acquittance or Acquittances, for the Issuing out, and Payment, of the said Sum or Sums of Money, or Delivery of such Horse and Horses, respectively. And it is further Ordered and Ordained,, by the Authority aforesaid, That the Treasurers and Receivers shall not at all pay any Sum or Sums of Money, or deliver, or cause to be delivered, any Horse or Horses, or Plate, to be by them received, upon any other Direction, Warrant, or Command, whatsoever.
Ordered, That Mr. Glyn, Mr. Whitlock, and Mr. Hill, do take Care for the Securing of the publick Library belonging to the See of Canterbury, the Books, Writings, Evidences, and Goods, in Lambeth House; and to take the Keys of the Libraries, and other Rooms, where the Books, Writings, Evidences, and other Goods are, into their Custody. And it is referred to the Committee that is appointed to consider of fit Places for Prisons to prepare an Ordinance for the Regulating of Lambeth House, in the like Manner as Winchester House is regulated.