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, 10 Nov. 1641.
THE humble Petition of the Trained Band of the Liberty of the Duchy, in the Strond, was this Day read: And it is Ordered, That it be recommended to the Earl of Essex, Earl of Dorsett, and Earl of Holland; desiring them to take into their special Consideration Sir Tho. Fisher, mentioned in the Petition.
Disbanding the Army.
Mr. Wheeler reports from the Committee appointed to consider what Recompence is fit to be given to the Trained Bands, that have the Guard of the City of Westminster; and for the Filling the Trained Bands of the County of Midd.
That, in regard the Company of Westminster is very large, and the great Increase of new Inhabitants and able Men to bear Arms, that the Deputy Lieutenants shall consider how the same may be divided into Two or more Companies, so as there may be Two hundred Men in each Company.
E. of Holland thanked.
Ordered, That Mr. Hotham, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Gilbert Gerard, and Mr. Strode, shall deliver unto the Earls of Essex, Dorsett, and Holland, the Petition of the Trained Band, recommended unto them from this House.
Gold and Silver Thread.
Whereas the Commission, Instructions, and Orders, of the Commissioners for Regulating of Gold and Silver Thread, &c. were, by former Order, brought into the Custody of the Clerk of this House; and afterwards by an Order of the Ninth of July, delivered forth, for the Use of the Commissioners for the Regulating the Trade of Gold and Silver Thread, as by the said Order of the 9° Julii may appear: It is this Day Ordered, That the said Commissioners, or any other, in whose Custody the said Instructions, Commission and Orders, now are, shall forthwith deliver the same into the Custody of the Clerk; to the end that all Parties whom they do concern may make use of them at their several Trials.
Supply for Ireland.
Ordered, That the Eleven thousand Pounds, paid by the Treasurers for the Subsidy for the Use of the Irish Affairs, shall be repaid, towards the Debts due from this House to the several Counties, according to the Act of Parliament, as soon as the same is received again out of the Fifty thousand Pounds to be lent by the City of London: And also, that the Monies now received at Yorke, and the Monies which shall hereafter be received, shall be paid for the Use aforesaid.
Specie for Ireland.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Merchants who have made the Proposition to this House of transporting foreign Coin in Specie into Ireland, for the present Occasions of that Kingdom, shall have Liberty to transport so much only as the Lords and Commons in Parliament shall from time to time give them Order and Directions for; paying it there as it passes by Proclamation: And that all Sums, so transported, shall be registred in the Customhouse: And that they shall bring Certificates from the Ports where they shall land the said Monies, that they have landed so much there.
Ordered, That the Trained Bands that guard about Westminster, shall be paid after the Rate of Eighteenpence per diem, rateably, for so many as shall watch, so long as they shall continue in this Service; and that their Pay shall begin from Monday last: And Sir Ro. Pye and Mr. Wheeler are appointed to pay this Money, out of the Monies received by them.
Soldiers going beyond Sea, &c.
Ordered, That, at a Conference to be desired with the Lords, their Lordships may be made acquainted, that this House was misinformed concerning the List of the Soldiers to go beyond Sea (being informed, they were Walloones, and other Strangers) and that the Intention of this House was, not to give way to any Irish to be transported; neither doth the Order of this House extend to any Persons, Subjects of the King's; but only to Strangers: And to move the Lords, that such of them as are Persons to be suspected may be examined.
Payment to Cremer.
Council of War.
Royal Family's Servants.
Ordered, That, at the next Conference, the Lords shall be moved, that the Servants of the King, Queen, Prince, and the rest of the King's Children, may, according to the Law, take the Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy.
Henley's &c Propositions.
First, Mr. Henley and Mr. Hawkridge are to pay to Sir Adam Loftus the full Sum of Twenty thousand Pounds, that is, Six thousand Pounds upon Sight; and the other Fourteen thousand Pounds within Fifteen Days, after Fifteen thousand Pounds shall be paid here.
And they are to have a Licence for the Transporting of Twenty thousand Pounds, of Spanish Money: And they are to have the Use of such Shipping as is appointed to transport Money for the present Service in Ireland: And they are to make Entry of the said Sum in the Customhouse: And they are to bring Certificates from the Ports in Ireland where they shall land the said Monies, that they have landed so much there.