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.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act to inhibit, from foreign Parts, the Importation of the Manufacture of cast Iron Pots.
Lord Cramborne's Petition.
The humble Petition of Charles Viscount Cramborne was read; and ordered to be referred to the Committee for Protections.
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.
The Ordinance ingrossed was read; and, upon the Question, passed; and Mr. Goodwyn sent up with them.
Army Account, &c.
Two Letters were read of the 22th of Aug. One from the Lord General, and the other from Sir Wm. Uvedale; and, in Sir Wm. Uvedale's, a Note inclosed of the Account of the Army:
A brief Account of the Issuing of the Sums of Fifty thousand Pound, and Forty thousand and Five hundred Pound, ordered for the Discharging of the Army, viz.
No Poll-money as yet received.
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.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Pay of Mr. Willmott, Mr. Ashburneham, and Mr. Pollard, shall be respited, till this House take farther Order.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Pay of Mr. Piercy, Sir Jo. Barkely, and Mr. Daniel Oneale, shall be respited, till the House take farther Order.
Mr. Pym is to acquaint Sir Wm. Uvedale with these Resolutions, in his Letter.
Letter from Ld. General.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Rich and Mr. Page;
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.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House will give a present Meeting, as is desired. ..Colepeper, ..Solicitor, ..Bellassis, ..Pym, ..Mild-may, ..Hollis, ..Barrington, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Mr. Pym reports the Conference had with the Lords:
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.
Lord Dungarvon has Liberty, after the Recess, to go into Ireland.
Ordinances agreed to by Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Finch, and Mr. Page;
The Lords have read the Ordinances; and with an unanimous Vote do assent unto them: And that they have passed them down to this House to be sent away with Speed.
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.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Conference shall be desired with the Lords To-morrow Morning, concerning a Recess.
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 doth consent, that the Constable of the Tower shall have Power to bring in Forty Men for the Defence of that Place, such as this House shall allow of.
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.
Ordered, That these Votes shall be delivered at a Conference with the Lords.
Custom /?/ Tobaccoes.
Ordered, That the Bill concerning the Payment of Custom for Tobaccoes of English Plantation, shall be read To-morrow Morning at Nine of Clock.
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.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Monsieur Baudwin, the French Merchant, shall be discharged from any farther Attendance; and that his Security that the entered into shall be delivered up unto him.
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.
Ordered, That the Cause concerning Mr. Lyner, be transmitted to the Lords on Friday Morning next: And that Mr. Bagshaw carry up the Transmission.
Ordered, That the Committee for disarming Recusants do meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards, to perfect their Order concerning that Business.