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 Sabbati, 12 Junii, 1641.
Leave of Absence.
SIR Roger North has Leave to go into the Country for Recovery of his Health.
Mr. Taylor, upon his Petition, and his Acknowledgment in his Petition expressed, was, according to an Order Yesterday made, called in: And there Mr. Speaker acquainted him with the Pleasure of the House; that, upon his humble Petition, they thought fit, and did so order, that he should be forthwith discharged from any further Imprisonment.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill of Coventgarden do meet on Monday Morning next at Six of Clock.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Certainty of the Meres, Metes, Bounds, of the Forest.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Declaring unlawful and void the late Proceedings touching Ship-money; and for the Vacating of all Records and Process concerning the same.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Prevention of vexatious Proceedings, touching the Order of Knighthood.
Sir W. Savile committed to the Tower.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Wm. Savile, for his Offence to this House, shall be forthwith sent a Prisoner to the Tower; there to remain during the Pleasure of the House.
Widdrington's, &c. Petition.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Sir Wm. Widdrington Knight, and Herbert Price Esquire, shall be read on Monday Morning next at Nine of Clock.
Disbanding the Armies.
Sir John Hotham reports from the Committee for disbanding the Armies.
Moved, That Twenty-five Thousand Pounds, of the Money ordered to be paid into the Earl of Warwick's Hands, may, by Order of this House, be by him delivered to the Scotts.
Ordered, That the Forty thousand Pounds, allotted to be paid to Sir Wm. Uvedale by the former Farmers of the Customs; and the Ten thousand Pounds allotted to be paid unto him by the present Farmers; shall be forthwith paid unto him, that it may, with all Speed, be sent down to the King's Army.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for disbanding the Armies, to consider of some /?/ venient Way for mustering the Army.
Resolved, upon the Question, That what Money shall be due to the Soldiers, for their Pay, over and besides the Billet, shall be paid to the chief Officer of every Regiment; who shall instantly, upon the Receipt thereof, take care, that the Arms of his Regiment be delivered up by the Soldiers, and sent to some Place of Safety, viz. either to Yorke or Hull, as shall be most convenient: That the said Officer, upon the Receipt of the said Money, pay his Soldiers; and cause them to march to their several Counties, under the Command of the Officers of the Regiment.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Regiment at Hull, under the Command of Sir Thomas Glemham, be first disbanded; and that, upon new Orders, the Regiment in Harthill, next to Hull, shall march into that Town, in place of other.
Resolved, &c. That the Company of the Earl of Niddsdale be presently disbanded, their Billet paid, their Arms, as with the rest, put in Safety; and that Company, being paid, sent away, with their Officers: And that the Arms shall be afterwards delivered to the respective Owners.
Resolved, &c. That the Money now sent down, it shall be considered, how many Regiments it will disband; and that it be employed to the Disbanding of those Regiments only: And all Monies, that shall be sent down, shall be employed to disband Regiment after Regiment.
Resolved, &c. That there shall not march above Three hundred in a Company.
Resolved, &c. That the Regiment most southward shall march first, except in case of other Directions by the House of Commons.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Trained Bands of Yorkeshire shall, if Direction be given them, march accordingly, so far as they are bound by Law.
Resolved, &c. That the Lord General be moved to treat with the chief Officers, to forbear their Pay for some small time.
Resolved, &c. That every Soldier be allowed after the Rate of Eight-pence for every Fifteen Miles he hath to his County.
Resolved, &c. That Ten thousand Pounds from the new Farmers, and Forty thousand Pounds from the old Farmers, be presently sent down.
Resolved, &c. That the Regiments be forthwith mustered; and, upon the new Muster, now to be made, the Army shall be paid, from the Twenty-fifth of March, according to the Foot of that Muster.
Resolved, &c. That the Regiment of Colonel Feilding, quartered about Pocklington, in the East Riding in the County of Yorke; Colonel Wm. Vavasor's Regiment, quartered about Crake Castle; the Lord Marquis Hamilton's about Wetherbie; and Colonel Wentworth's Regimedt, quartered about Rippon; shall be disbanded in the first place.
Ordered, That the House, on Tuesday Morning next at Nine of Clock, do take into Consideration the Report made by Mr. Fines, from the Committee of Seven: And that, at the same time, the Committee do report to this House such other Matters as have come to their further Knowledge since.
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Committee, to proceed with the Bill concerning the Episcopacy.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Hide called to the Chair,
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Proceedings concerning the Plot.
Mr. Hollis acquainted the House, that, according to the Commands of this House, he, and Mr. Hampden, had waited upon the Earl of Northumberland, and acquainted him with the Pleasure of this House, to be informed, if he had received any Letter, or Relation, from his Brother: That they found him a little troubled, as conceiving they were Doubtsand Jealousies raised: That he had received no such Letter, or Relation: But said, it is very true, he hath received a Letter from Mr. Peircie, of his own Hand-writing; in which there is some Relation concerning this Discovery: but withal, he writes of private Business, between him and his Brother; which is the chief Cause of keeping the Letter itself: But if this House please, he is willing to Cause a Copy of so much as concerns this Business to be written, out of the Letter itself; and any Members of this House may, if they please, be present, to examine it: And, for the present, he saith, his Brother acknowledgeth,
I. The Taking of the Oath of Secrecy, with others.
II. That in That Relation, he doth speak of some other Consultation of other Designs by other Persons, which he was not called unto.
III. That the Company of that Band, who had tied themselves by that Oath, were resolved to assist the King, in some Particulars, if it should be denied by Parliament; viz. 1. To maintain Bishops, in their Votes and Functions. 2. The Irish Army not to be disbanded till the Scotts Army. 3. To keep up the King's Revenue.
Mr. Hollis and Mr. Hampden are appointed to go to the Earl of Northumberland, to desire him from this House, to acquaint them with so much of this Letter, sent from his Brother, as concerns the Business lately discovered; and to inform them of any other Particular, that concerns that Business, if he know any.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Hide called to the Chair.
The House, being resolved into a Committee, did proceed in the Bill concerning Episcopacy.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Upon Mr. Hide's Report from the Grand Committee, it was
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Taking away the several Offices of Archbishops, Bishops, Chancellors, and Commissaries, out of this Church and Kingdom, shall be One Clause in this Bill.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Lloyd has Leave to go into the Country.
Mr. Strangewayes has Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That the House shall be resolved into a Committee, to proceed with the Bill concerning Episcopacy, on Tuesday Morning next at Nine of Clock.
Ordered, That the House shall consider of the Bill of Subsidies on Monday Morning at Nine of Clock.