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 Jovis, 19 Januari, 1642.
A LETTER from divers of the Committees of Suffolk, from St. Edmund's-bury, desiring that the Knights of the Shire, and Gentlemen that serve for the County, may be sent down to further the Service of the Association in that County.
Ordered, That the Knights of the Shire, and the Gentlemen that serve for the County of Suffolk, do meet together, and consider whom they think fit to be sent down into that County, for the Service of the Association there, and report it to the House.
Scotch Army in Ireland.
Ordered, That the Muster Rolls sent from the Scotts Army in Ulster in Ireland, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, to consider of the said Muster Rolls; and to report to the House.
Leave to visit a Prisoner.
Importation of Currans.
Ordered, That the Commissioners and Collectors of the Customs do not permit the Importation of Currans into this Port: And that the Committee for the Customs do give speedy Notice to all the Officers of the Out Ports, or Dominion of Wales.
Proceeding against Crispe.
Ordered, That the Examination of the Business concerning Sir Nic. Crispe be referred to the former Committee appointed for that Business: And that he remain in Custody in the mean time: And that Mr. Beding feild and Mr. Glynn be added to this Committee: And that this Committee do prepare a Charge against him, for defrauding his Majesty and the Commonwealth.
Payment to Treasurer at War.
|The House was divided.|
|The Noes went forth.|
|Mr. Strode,||Tellers for the Noe, 35.|
|Mr. Hollis,||Tellers for the Yea, 50.|
|Sir H. Vaine,|
|So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.|
Collectors of Customs.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the Navy to receive the positive Answer of the Collectors of the Customs to the Articles and Directions presented from the Committee; and to report them to the House To-morrow Morning.
Propositions to the King.
The first Alteration was a Clause altered in the Preamble: The which the House assented unto; with Two Additions: The first, After the Word "Parliament" and before the Word "and," insert these Words, "raised an Army against it; and by Force thereof protected Delinquents from the Justice of it;" The second, After the Word "Newcastle," add these Words, "and by making the Lord Herbert of Ragland, and other known Papists, to be Commanders of other great Forces."
The next Alteration was touching the first Proposition, to be thus altered; viz. "That Your Majesty will be pleased to disband Your Armies; as we likewise shall be ready to disband all those Forces which we have raised; and that Your will be pleased to return to Your Parliament."
The next Alteration was, in the Sixth Proposition, these Words to be left out; viz. "and be for ever disabled by Act of Parliament to bear any Office, or have any Employment, concerning the State or Commonwealth;" in regard that no particular Charge appears against them:
Mr. Holles farther reported, That concerning the Eighth Proposition, touching the Nomination of Judges, they desire a Meeting by a select Committee of both Houses: And that the Lords had named Six of their Members.
Payments to Treasurer at War, &c.
Ordered, by the Commons, That Sir Henry Vane junior, Treasurer of the Navy, do forthwith pay unto Sir Gilbert Gerard, Treasurer of the Wars, the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds, out of the Twenty thousand Pounds to be paid unto the said Sir Henry Vane, from the new Commissioners of the Customs: And the Receipt of the said Sir Gilbert Gerard, together with this Order, shall be a sufficient Discharge, upon Account, to the said Sir Henry Vane.
And it is further Ordered, That the Treasurers of the Subscriptions and Propositions in Guildhall, London, do pay out of the first Monies coming into their Hands, the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds, unto Sir Gilbert Gerard Knight, Treasurer of the Wars: Who is hereby ordered forthwith, upon the Receipt thereof, to pay the same unto Sir Henry Vane junior, Treasurer of the Navy; in lieu of the said Sum formerly paid by him out of the Twenty thousand Pounds received from the Commissioners of the Customs: And the Receipt of the said Sir Henry Vane, with this Order, shall be the sufficient Discharge unto the said Sir Gilbert Gerard, upon Account.
And it is further Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Gerard make no other Disbursements, till the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds be first satisfied; unless it be such Sums as are assigned to be returned, together with this Sum to my Lord General.