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, 18 Novembris, 1641.
Ordered, That the Knights and Burgesses of the Counties of Sussex and Kent, and the Barons of the Cinque Ports, do forthwith send to the Officers that do register the Horses that are transported beyond the Seas, to send up a List of the Number of the Horses that have been transported within these Twelve Months, and by what Warrant, and by whom the Warrant was obtained.
Pamphlet against French Ambassador.
Ordered, That Alsopp, the Printer, shall forthwith be summoned to attend this House, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, to answer such Matters as shall be objected against him, concerning the Printing of a Pamphlet against the French Ambassador.
Ordered, That the Committee for Printing, where Sir Edward Deering has the Chair, do meet To-morrow at Seven of Clock, in the inner Star-chamber; and do take some speedy Course for the Preventing the great Abuses that happen by the licentious Printing of Pamphlets; and especially, that they take care to suppress the Printing, or Venting in Manuscript, the diurnal Occurrences of Parliament: And they have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, and Records, &c.
Ordered, That the Chamber of London shall imprest unto Sir Simon Harecourt Four hundred Fifty-seven Pounds Six Shillings and Eight-pence, out of the Monies that come in for the Irish Occasions, to be advanced to such Officers of his Regiment, for a Month's Pay, as shall be approved of by Parliament, according to a former Order; and that his Acquittance unto the Chamberlain shall be a sufficient Discharge for so much Money as he shall receive by virtue of this Order.
Loan from the City.
Ordered, That Mr. Hide, Sir Tho. Widdrington, and Mr. Whittlock, do prepare an Ordinance, and present it to the House, to be Security to the City, for the Monies advanced by them for the Irish Affairs, in the mean time, till an Act can pass: And they are to bring in this Ordinance To-morrow Morning.
Arms for Ireland.
Resolved; upon the Question, That Seventy Arms, Part of the Thousand Arms voted by this House to be sent over into Ireland, being for a Troop of Horse to be raised for the Defence of Munster, shall be delivered to the Lord Dungarvon, by the Master of the Ordnance.
Ships for Ireland.
Whereas it is thought necessary, by the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, that Four Ships be speedily prepared and set forth, for the present Service of Ireland: It is this Day Ordered, by both Houses, That the Lord High Admiral of England give present Directions for causing Four Ships of his Majesty's, or of the Merchants, as his Lordship shall think fit, to be, with all possible Speed, prepared, fitted, and furnished, in complete warlike manner, for Eight Months Service at Sea, as aforesaid.
Information concerning a Letter.
This Committee is to take such Information as shall be given, concerning a Letter of Queries written to some Merchants of London; or any other Information of this Nature, that may concern the Safety of this House, or the Peace of the Kingdom: And have Power to send for Parties; Witnesses; Papers, Records, &c.
Officers for Ireland.
Sir H. Mildmay is appointed to go to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to desire that he would send a List of such Officers as he had made choice of, for the Occasions of Ireland, to this House, to consider of them; but more particularly, at this present, of Sir Simon Harcourt's Regiment.
Petitions relating to Episcopacy.
Resolved, upon the Question, That it be referred to the Committee for the Ministers Remonstrance, to consider what indirect and irregular Ways and Means have been used to procure Hands to Petitions presented, or to be presented, for and against Episcopacy: And are to meet on Saturday at Eight of Clock, in the inner Starchamber.
Levying Men for Ireland.
The Commission to be issued to Colonels and other Officers, for the Levying of Men for the Service of Ireland, which was Yesterday read in the House, and assented unto, and afterwards sent unto the Lords at a Conference, was this Day returned from the Lords, with the Addition of these Words, viz. "according to the usual Form."
"The Lords resolved and agreed, that the House and Convent of Capuchins here in England shall be dissolved. Concerning their Sending out of the Kingdom, their Lordships have deferred their Resolutions herein, until the List of the Queen's Servants be brought in."
"They have likewise resolved and agreed, that the Ambassadors be desired, from the Parliament, to dismiss out of their Houses such Priests as are the King's native Subjects: And, in case they shall be hereafter found abroad, they shall not have any Protection, but be proceeded in according to the Laws of this Kingdom: And to let them know, that, if the Persons of Father Jones and Father Andrewes, who are accused for Treason, be received into their Houses, the Parliament desires they should be presently delivered up."
"Touching the Proclamation for the Bringing of Tickets of Strangers Names, they agree to this Resolution; but defers the Manner of Issuing out of the same until the Commission given to the Lords of the Council, for the Issuing of Proclamations, be perused."
"They have ordered, that the Justices of the Peace, and Deputy-lieutenants, and all other his Majesty's Officers and Ministers, in every County, shall take care to put the Laws in Execution against those Recusants that do not obey the Order of this Sixteenth of this Instant November."
"For the Ordinance to authorize the Earl of Essex to be Lord Lieutenant on this side Trent, and the Earl of Holland on the North of Trent, they have sent it down, with some Alterations, which will concern your Consideration."