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 Mercurii, 25 Aug. 1641.
Bailing a Prisoner.
ORDERED, That Gregory Dexter the Printer, that was committed by Order of this House, shall be delivered by the Keeper of the Gatehouse, into the Custody of the Serjeant attending on this House; and that he shall take good Bail.
Serjeant Wilde reports the Bill for the Settling and Establishing of the Remainder of a Term of Fourscore Years to come, in certain Manors and Lands in the County of Somersett, in Sir F. Popham and his Assigns, with the Amendments: ... were twice read; and then the Bill, with the Amendments, was, upon the Question, ordered to be ingrossed.
Foreign Iron Pots.
Lord Cramborne's Petition.
Transporting Monies to Yorke.
Mr. Pym presents a Letter to be sent, with the Ordinances, to the particular Sheriffs that are by the said Ordinance appointed to transport their Monies to Yorke: Which was read; and ordered to be fair ingrossed for Mr. Speaker's Hand.
Army Account, &c.
Letters to Ld. General, &c.
Mr. Pym is appointed to prepare a Letter to be sent, in Answer to the Lord General's; expressing the Respect of this House, and good Opinion of his Service; and that they rest well satisfied with his Lordship's Answer; and One to Sir Wm. Uvedale, to press him to a more particular Account, both of the Receipt of Monies, and Issuing of them, that there may a clear and perfect Account remain of the whole State of the Monies received and issued, from the Beginning that this House undertook the Payment of the Army; and likewise to write to Sir Wm. Uvedale, to make Stop of any Pay due to Sir Jo. Barkeley, Mr. Piercy, and Mr. Daniel Oneale, Mr. Ashburneham, Mr. Willmott, and Mr. Pollard, till this House take farther Order; and to send the Resolutions of the House inclosed; and to take particular Notice, to the Lord General, of taking care for Disposing of the Arms belonging to the Horse to be disbanded.
Letter from Ld. General.
The Lords do desire a free Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, presently, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning the Letter received from the Lord General of the Army in the North.
A Letter from the Lord General was read at the Conference (And afterwards here): And, after the Letter read, it was then said, That the Lords were very well satisfied with the Lord General's Answer; and did intend to take notice of as much by Letter to his Excellency; and did propose it to this House, whether they would join in the like Letter.
Leave of Absence.
Ordinances agreed to by Lords.
That Sir Ro. Pye and Mr. Cage shall have Power to call what Auditors they please to their Assistance; and to compare the Payments of the Poll-money with the Subsidy Rolls; and to see in what manner the Members of this House have paid in their Monies, according to their Rates chargeable upon them by the Act.
State of the Navy, &c.
The Committee for the Navy to take the whole State of the Navy into Consideration; what Debts are upon it; what Defects; and what Monies are requisite for the present Supply; and what will be necessary for the Setting the Navy in a good Posture against the next Spring; and to consider of a fit Proportion to be allowed out of the Tonage and Poundage for these Purposes: And the Counties are to bring in, to this Committee, their Certificates, of what Arms and Ammunition have been taken from the Counties these Three Years: And a List of the State of the Navy, delivered in from the Earl of Northumberland, of the 3° Julii, is referred to the Consideration of this Committee: And they are likewise to consider of Providing of Ships for transporting the Ordnance and Ammunition from Hull, and other Parts in the North.
* Rainsborough, * Cage, * Wheeler, * Evelyn, * Pye, Mr. Bence, * Montford,* Walsingham,* Holland, * Pennington, * Hungerford, * Rowse, * Massam, * Vassall, * Cholmeley, * Potts, * Bodevile * Ven: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock post meridiem, in the Court of Wards.
Levying Forces fo, Spain.
Ordered, That the Report made of the Conference Yesterday by Mr. Hollis, concerning the Levying of Forces in Ireland, for the King of Spain's Service, shall be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning at Eight of Clock.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House holds it fit, that these Forty Men shall have the same Pay by the Day, as the Wardours of the Tower have, till this House shall take farther Order; and that they shall take the same Oath as the Wardours do; and that the Protestation shall be tendered to all the Wardours, and the Inhabitants of the Tower; and a Note of their Names returned to this House that shall refuse it: And that none of these Forty Men shall be admitted to ward there, till they have taken this Protestation.
Custom /?/ Tobaccoes.
Ordered, That a Message shall be sent to the Lords To-morrow Morning, for a Conference concerning Privy Seals to be granted to the Merchants, for the Freeing of Goods imported when they shall be exported.
Ordered, That the Cause concerning Sir Jo. Corbett, shall be transmitted to the Lords on Friday Morning next: And Serjeant Wilde is to go up with the Transmission: And Sir F. Knollis the younger to go up with the Message for a Conference.