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, 17; Nov. 1641.
Members to take their Places.
Persons to be apprehended.
Ordered, That John Sherborne the elder, and John Sherborne the younger, be forthwith apprehended, and taken into safe Custody, and brought to the House, to answer such things as shall be objected against them.
Proceedings concerning the Plot.
Resolved, upon the Question, That, upon the Examinations now read, there is sufficient Evidence for this House to believe, that there was a Second Design to bring up the Army against the Parliament; and an Intention to make the Scotch Army stand as neutral.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Treasurer of the Army shall pay unto Mr. Daniel Oneale Five Pounds weekly, for his present Maintenance, to begin from the time of his Commitment, and to continue during the Pleasure of this House, out of the Arrears of his Pay; and that an Acquittance under his Hands shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Treasurer.
Ordered, That, on Monday next at Ten of Clock, the Business concerning Mr. Piercy, Mr. Jermyn, Mr. Oneile, and the rest, shall be taken into farther Consideration: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind of this Order.
Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Palmer, Mr. Whitlock, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Whistler, Mr. Hide, are to take into Consideration the Examinations now read, and the Examinations in the former Business; and to present them to the House, in the best and readiest Way for them to proceed.
A Form of a Commission, to be issued unto Colonels, and other Officers, for the Raising of Men for the Service of Ireland, under the Hand of the Earl of Leicester, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, was read; and put to the Question; and assented unto.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House holds it fit, that there should be a settled Post set up between Carlell and Port Patrick And his Majesty is to be moved, that he will give Order for this to the State in Scotland.
Ordered, That Four thousand Pounds shall be imprested to the Treasurers of the Navy, towards the Victualing, Furnishing, and setting forth to Sea, of the Four Ships, that are appointed for the present Service of Ireland, out of the Fifty thousand Pounds that is to come from the City for the Occasions of Ireland; and is to be repaid out of the Money that shall hereafter come in upon the Bill of Tonage and Poundage.
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Lord Admiral, to require the Officers of the Navy to make all Speed in furnishing and providing, and setting forth to Sea, the Ships appointed for the present Service of Ireland.
Securing Papists, &c.
This Committee is presently to withdraw; and, upon the Debate now had, to prepare Reasons to be presented unto the Lords, at a Conference, concerning the Securing the Persons of Papists: And likewise to prepare Reasons for putting the Custody of the Isle of Wight into other Hands.
Jesus Col. Cambridge.
Whereas the Master and Fellows of Jesus College in Cambridge, by Order from the Committee for the Universities, brought up their Statutes and Books of Accompt. &c. It is this Day Ordered, That Sir Ro. Harley who sits in the Chair for that Committee, shall deliver unto them their Statutes, Books of Accompt, &c.
Safety of the Kingdom.
Securing Papists, &c.
Mr. Martin is to go to the Lords, to acquaint their Lordships, that this House is ready to give their Lordships a Meeting, at a free Conference, upon the Subject desired by their Lordships: And likewise to acquaint them, that this House has some Propositions, upon the same Subject, to make on their Part.-
Searching for Papists.
Ordered, That the Serjeant shall search the House, where it is alledged that some Papists lodge that came lately to Town; and all other Houses, where it shall be informed that any suspected Persons do lodge: And that he require the Assistance of the Lord Mayor, and other his Majesty's Officers, to be aiding unto him, for the better Execution of this Warrant: And that he apprehend such as he shall find, and keep in safe Custody, till the farther Pleasure of the House be known.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs for the City of London, and the Justices of Peace for the City of Westminster, and the Liberties; and for the County of Midd. shall be required from this House, respectively, to cause a general Search to be made this Night, in all Places, for Papists, ... suspected Persons; and such as they shall find, to apprehend, and commit to safe Custody. And that they give a strict Command, that the Watches be doubled; and that they make their Rounds diligently, and make stay of all suspected Persons.