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 Lunæ, 26 Julii, 1641.
Passing Publick Bills.
ORDERED, That no publick Bill shall pass, but between Nine and Twelve of Clock: And that if any Man shall move the Members of the House contrary, that he shall incur the Censure of the House.
Serjeant Wilde reports the Bill concerning the Settling of Two hundred Pounds per annum upon an Hospital in Hereford, founded by Sir Thomas Connisby, &c.; and for the Sale of Lands and Tenements, to pay the Debts, and to raise Portions for younger Children; and, upon Question, ordered to be ingrossed.
Subsidies by Clergy.
Ordered, That the Bill for Confirmation of the Subsidies granted by the Clergy shall not be read this Week.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker shall direct his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for Issuing of a new Writ, for Electing of a Burgess to serve in the Parliament for the City of Lichfeild, in the Stead of Sir Walter Devoreaux, formerly chosen to serve for that Place, and since deceased.
Ordered, That the Petition and Remonstrance of many Thousands concerning Leather be referred to the Committee for Customers, to the which the Business of Transporting of Calves-skins is referred.
Mr. Perd reports the Bill for Gunpowder, with some small Amendments: The which Amendments were twice read; and then the Bill, with the Amendments, was, upon the Question, ordered to be ingrossed.
Mr. Perd reports the Bill concerning Knighthood, returned from the Committee without any Amendments: Upon Question, ordered to be ingrossed.
Mr. Perd reports the Bill concerning Ship-money, returned from the Committee, with some Amendments: The which Amendments were twice read: And thereupon, the Question was first put for the Re-committing; which passed with the Negative: And then the Question was put for the Ingrossing; and, upon Question, it was ordered to be ingrossed.
Bills to be ingrossed.
Ordered, That these Three Bills be ingrossed against To-morrow Morning.
A Letter from the Lord General to the Earl of Essex was read; and afterwards delivered to Sir Philip Stapleton, who brought it in.
Disorder in St. Anne's Church.
That the Complaint of a Disorder, that was informed to be committed in St. Anne's Church, London, be referred to the Committee for Emanuell College; to examine the Business, and to present the State of it to the House.
Call of the House.
Resolved, upon the Question, that this Day Sevennight the House shall be called.
Letter to Mayor of Hull.
That Mr. Speaker shall write his Letter to the Mayor of Hull, to acquaint him, how sensible this House is of the Neglect and Contempt he shewed to the Commands he shewed to the Lord General, in refusing to admit the Canon he ordered to be received into the Town; and that they expect, that better Obedience shall be given to the Lord General's Warrant.
Receipt of Money.
Sir Wm. Uvedale acquaints the House, that he has received the Forty and Five thousand Pounds, allotted to be paid unto him by Order of this House; and does desire, that the Earl of Warwicke may now fall upon the Receiving of the Monies allotted unto him.
Articles against Jermyn, &c.
The House, according to an Order made on Saturday last, proceeded to the Consideration of the Articles against Hen. Jermyn, Hen. Percie, and others.
Moved, that it might be resumed another time, to examine further this Business, concerning the Clergy maintaining One thousand Horse, in the new Design of the Bringing the Army to London.
Resolved, upon the Question,
That the Seventh Article shall be divided into several Questions.
Upon Question, whether the Word " Inticement" should stand in the First Part of the Seventh Article,
|The House was divided: And the Yeas went forth.|
|Sir Tho. Bowyer,||Tellers for the Noes.|
|Sir Tho. Barrington,||Tellers for the Yeas.|
Resolved, upon the Question,
That the Word " Inticement" shall stand in the First Part of the Seventh Article.
3. That the said Hen. Peircy, in pursuance of the Plot and Combination aforesaid, for the more secret Carriage, and further Engagement, of the said Conspirators, and others the Persons aforenamed, did minister unto Hen. Jermyn, Hugh Pollard, Hen. Wilmott, Wm. Ashburnham, Sir John Barkley, and Daniel Oneale, a wicked and unlawful Oath; whereby they did swear, upon the Holy Evangelists, not to reveal any thing that was spoken, concerning that Business in Consultation, directly or indirectly; nor to think themselves absolved, by any other Oath that should be after taken by them, from the Secrecy enjoined by the said Oath.
4. That the said Hen. Jermyn, at the time the said Oath was ministred, as aforesaid, and at divers other times, did propound, and endeavour to persuade the Persons aforenamed, and other Officers of the said Army, to put the said Army into a warlike Posture, and to bring them up to London; and likewise, to make themselves sure of the Tower; and so by Force to compel the Parliament to conform to their Will.
5. That the said Hen. Jermyn, Sir John Suckling, and Wm. Davenant, in further Prosecution of the said Design, by the Conspiracy aforesaid, did endeavour to disaffect the said Army towards the Parliament; and to work a Belief in the said Army, that the King and Parliament would disagree; and so, under a Pretence of adhering to his Majesty, to incense the said Army against the Parliament, thereby the better to compass their said wicked Design; and further endeavoured to persuade the Army, that all the French about London would assist them, and (to the great Scandal of the King and his Government) that the Prince, and the Earl of Newcastle, were to meet the Army at Nottingham, with a Thousand Horse.
6. That the said Sir John Suckling, by the Conspiracy, aforesaid, for the better effecting the said wicked Design, under the Pretence and Colour of some Service for the King of Portingal, did raise Men, both Officers and common Soldiers; and further did contrive, that a Hundred of those Men should be put into the Tower of London under the Command of Captain Henry Billingsley, thereby to possess themselves of the same, as was formerly propounded by Mr. Henry Jermyn, that so they the said Hen. Jermyn, and Sir John Sucklinge, might the better effect their said wicked Purpose, and have the better Opportunity to master and command the City of London, that the said City should not be able to make any Resistance, when the said Army should come up, according to the aforementioned Design: And the said Sir John Sucklinge, in further Pursuance of the said wicked Intention, did, by the Means aforesaid, plot and endeavour, that Thomas late Earl of Strafford, then Prisoner in the said Tower for High Treason, and since attainted and executed for the same, should make an Escape; that by his Power they might the better compass and bring to pass the said wicked Design.
7. That the said Hen. Wilmott, Wm. Ashburnham, Hugh Pollard, Sir John Barkley, and Daniel Oneale, by the Inticement, Practice, and Insinuation, of the said Henry Peircy, did take the aforesaid unlawful Oath.
8. That the said Henry Peircy, for the Advancement of the said wicked Design, did propound unto them the aforesaid Three Propositions.
Resolved, upon the Question,
9. That the said Hen. Wilmott, Wm. Ashburnham, Hugh Pollard, Sir John Barkley, and Daniel Oneale, were acquainted with the said Design, mentioned in the First Article.
10. That the said Henry Wilmott, William Ashburnham, Hugh Pollard, Sir John Barkley, and Daniel Oneale, were together with the said other Confederates, present at divers Debates and Consultations touching the said Propositions and Designs: Which said Propositions, Designs, and Consultations, the said Henry Wilmott, Wm. Ashburnham, Hugh Pollard, Sir John Barkley, and Daniel Oneale, did not discover, but conceal the same.
11. That the said Henry Wilmott, Wm. Ashburnham, Hugh Pollard, and Daniel Oneale, being afterwards lawfully examined in Parliament, upon their Oaths, touching the Premises, did wholly deny the same: And the said Sir John Barkley, and Daniel Oneale, being thereupon questioned, did fly for the same.
Ordered, That, on Wednesday next at Eight of Clock, the House do resume the further Debate of these Articles presented to the House from the close Committee, touching the Design of bringing the King's Army to London: And Captain Chudley is ordered then to attend, if in case the House then think fit to ask him any Questions.
Ordered, That To-morrow at Eight of Clock, the House shall be resolved into a Committee, to take into Consideration the Bill concerning Episcopacy.
Committee of both Houses.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Ten Propositions do meet the Committee of the Lords this Afternoon, at Five of the Clock.
Bishop of Canterbury.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bishop of Canterbury do meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the usual Place.
Commissions for Poll-money.
Moved, That Sir Wm. Allinson should go to the Lord Keeper, to know of his Lordship, from this House, how it comes to pass, that the Commissions for Poll-money for the County and City of Yorke are not delivered; for that on Friday Night last they were not come; as it appeareth by certain Information, in a Letter to the said Sir Wm. Allinson.