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 Jovis, 11 Nov. 1641.
Suit in the Exchequer.
ORDERED, That Mr. Peard shall repair to the Barons of the Exchequer, to desire them, that they would make stay of the Suit depending between the Tenants of Butley in Somersetshire, and Mr. Tho. Simcotts Esquire, &c. till the next Term; in regard the Tenants prepared themselves for a Hearing in this House, and that the Agent that followed their Business here, who has all the Tenants Evidences, is sick in the Country.
St. Michael Bassishaw.
And it was Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for scandalous Ministers: And they are to sit, as to this Business, and the Business of Dr. Fuller, only, To-morrow Morning at Seven of Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards. And it is Ordered, That Dr. Fuller be bailed, upon good Security, in the mean time: And they are to report the Bill for scandalous Ministers.
Letter to Sheriffs.
Recompence to Auditors, &c.
Leave to go to Ireland.
Person to be apprehended.
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, shall seize and apprehend Colonel Fitzwilliams, and Mr. Roberts, and bring them safe in Custody, to be examined: And that the Master of the House in Milfordlane, whither the Irish resort for their Pay, be likewise summoned to appear here: And if any of them shall refuse to come, that the Serjeant require the Constables, and other Officers, to be assistant unto him.
Supply for Ireland.
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|Sir Wm. Lewis,|
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The Lords desire a present Conference, by a Committee of both Houses in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning a Letter, received this Day, from the Lords Justices, and others of his Majesty's Honourable Privy Council there, concerning the Troubles and Dangers of that Kingdom.
The Lords desire a present Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, if it may stand with the Conveniency ...., concerning Letters of great Importance, sent from Ireland to the Lords of his Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council.
Mr. Pimme presents, from the Conference, the Lords Justices Letters to the Lords of his Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council, of the 5th of Nov. and a Copy of the Manifesto of the Irish, expressing the pretended Reasons and Grounds of their Rebellion; and divers Proclamations.
Instructions to Committee in Scotland.
The Lords desire a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning Instructions to be sent, from both Houses, to the Committees attending his Majesty in Scotland.
Communication to the City.
At the Conference the Lords are likewise to be acquainted, that this House intends to send some of their Members to the City, and to communicate unto them the Letter from Ireland:- The Manner of it is not yet agreed.
Answer to Lords.
To acquaint their Lordships, that this House is ready, presently, to give a Meeting, by a Committee of both Houses, as is desired by their Lordships: And likewise to desire a free Conference, that this House may propound something on their Part concerning the Affairs of Ireland:
That this House does incline to accept of the Offer of the Scotts, for sending of Ten thousand Men into Ireland, under such Conditions, and upon such Cautions, as shall be honourable and safe for this Kingdom a.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Assistance of Ten Thousand Men for the Occasions of Ireland, shall be desired of the Scotts, in such manner, and at such times, as the Parliament shall think fit.
Ordered, That those Irishmen that are now apprehended by the Constables of St. Clements, shall be secured till To-morrow, that the House take farther Order therein: And that, in the mean time, they be carried to the next Justices of Peace, to be examined, upon such Matters as may tend to the Discovery of their Employments.
John Foster was called in: And did avow himself to be of Worcestershire; and that he had served the King in the Northern Expedition the last Year and this; and that he was entertained by Colonel Fitzwilliams, as a Serjeant for the French Service.
Hawkridge's, &c. Propositions.
Ordered, That Ten thousand Pounds shall be forthwith paid unto Mr. Hawkridge and Mr. Henley. according unto their Propositions assented unto Yesterday by both Houses, out of the Eleven thousand Pounds remaining in ready Cash in the Treasurers Hands for the Subsidies, and formerly ordered to be paid over to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for the Occasions of that Kingdom.
It is likewise farther Ordered, That some speedy Course shall be taken for the Paying them the other Five thousand Pounds, according to their Propositions; and for securing them Five thousand Pounds more, to be paid at the time limited by their Propositions; and of taking Security from them, to perform what, of their Part, is to be done according to their Propositions.
1. They agree to the Publishing of the Letter, which was this Day received from the Council in Ireland, to the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, for the Stirring them up to hasten the Lending of Money: 2. They agree that the Six thousand Foot of the English * * * *