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 Veneris, 17 Decembris, 1641.
Leave of Absence.
Letters to Mayers of Barwicke, &c.
The Accusation and Impeachment of the Commons House of Parliament against Daniel Oneile Esquire, for High Treason, was this Day read; and recommitted to the same Committee, to prepare it in such a way as that all the Evidence may be brought in.
Jermyn's, &c. Impeachment.
|Mr. John Bellassis,||Tellers for the Yea, 104.|
|Mr. Hollis,||Tellers for the Noe, 98.|
|Sir Philip Stapilton,|
|Mr. Hollis,||Tellers for the Yea, 122,|
|Mr. John Bellassis,|
|Sir Philip Stapleton,||Tellers for the Noe, 84.|
|Sir Tho. Barrington,|
The Accusation and Impeachment of the Commons House of Parliament, against Daniel Oneile Esquire, of High Treason, was again read ; and, upon Question, recommitted to the same Committee: And Mr. Whittlock and Mr. Browne are added to this Committee.
Committee to attend the King.
Leave of Absence.
Information against Venn.
Ordered, That, on Wednesday next peremptorily, the House shall take into Consideration the Information given in against Mr. Venn, a Member of this House: And the Witnesses, to be produced in that Cause, are required to take Notice hereof, and to attend.
[a] Ordered, That on Wednesday next peremptorily, the House shall take into Consideration the Matter of Protestation; and likewise such Exceptions, as have been formerly taken to Words spoken by Members of this House.
And such Gentlemen as did attend, were called in; and did avow it: And Mr. Speaker told them, "That this House did accept it in good Part, and did not doubt of the Truth of it; that you might get more Hands, as is alledged in the Petition: They are satisfied with those already gotten; and for Procuring of more, they refer it to your Judgments."
Petition presented to the King.
Mr.Pym reports, That the Committee attended his Majesty. That they had a sudden Admittance, and a gracious Acceptance: That the Lord Archbishop of Yorke read the Petition: And his Majesty said, that, as it had taken some Time to prepare, so He would take some Time to answer it; and that, least there might be some Mistakes in Words, he would give his Answer in Writing.
Forces for Ireland.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland shall be directed to pay Five hundred Eighty-two Pounds Seventeen Shillings and Four-pence, according to the rate agreed upon; being a Month's Pay for the Officers of his own Regiment.
Sir Robert Coke reports, that he delivered to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland the Desire of this House, concerning the Issuing the Commissions for the Service of Ireland: Who answered, that he was always very willing and ready to obey the Orders of this House: and that, as soon as the Entertainment should be settled, the Commissions should immediately issue.
Ordered, That Sir Ro. Coke, Sir John Hotham, and Sir Philip Stapilton, shall repair to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to desire his Lordship presently to issue Commissions to the Lord Dungarvon, Lord Conway, Sir John Clottworthy, and the rest; the Entertainments being settled.
Ordered, That the Proposition now made by Sir Hugh Owen, for the raising of Horse for the Service of Ireland, shall be referred to the Consideration of the Committee: And they are ordered especially to recommend it, in the Name of this House, to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; as also that if the Propositions shall be accepted; that he that undertakes the Business upon those Propositions, shall have Power to nominate his own Officers: And Sir Hugh Owen is desired to be there at the same Time.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Two hundred and Fourteen Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence shall be paid to the Officers of the Five hundred Men in Five Companies, which are to go to Knockfergus, for a Month's Pay.
Resolved, upon the Question, that the Sum of One thousand Pounds shall be paid, for the Levying, Conducting and transporting into Ireland, the said Five hundred Men; and keeping them there till the First Muster.
Resolved, &c. That Four hundred and Thirty-two Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence, being for a Month's Pay, shall be paid to the Officers of a Regiment of One thousand Men, in Nine Companies, for Munster.
Resolved, &c. That One thousand Pounds shall be imprested for the Levying, Conducting, and Transporting into Ireland, Five hundred of those Men which are to be raised here in England, for the said Province of Munster; and for the keeping them there till the First Muster.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Four thousand One hundred Twenty-eight Pounds shall be paid, for the Levying of the Three hundred Carabines, and for the Forty-four Horses, for the Officers of the Four Troops, reckoning to every Troop Eleven Horses; which make in all Three hundred and Forty-four Horses, at Twelve Pounds a Horse; and for the Conducting the said Horses to Chester; and keeping them there till they are mustered: And that so soon as they are mustered they shall enter into Pay: And that a Commissary do go along with them, to muster them so soon as they come there: And likewise that a Commissary continue there and muster them when they go into the Ship-The Saddles to be furnished out of his Majesty's Store.
Resolved, &c. That Five Pounds a Horse shall be allowed for the Three hundred Dragooners, and for the Thirty-three Horses for the Officers, allowing to every Company Eleven Horses, for the Levying of them, and bringing them upon the Place of Muster in Ireland; and then to enter into Pay.
Resolved, &c. That Two hundred Pounds more shall be forthwith imprested, upon Account, to the Officers of the Ordnance, for the Carrying down the Arms to Chester, out of the Fifty thousand Pounds lent by the City of London for the Affairs of Ireland.
Resolved, &c. That One hundred and Eighty-six Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence, being One Month's Pay, shall be paid to the Officers which are to command the Five hundred Men in the Province of Connaght, being Officers of Five single Companies.
Resolved, &c. That a Month's Pay for Sir Simon Harcourt's, Regiment of Eleven hundred Men; (viz.) for the Officers Four hundred and Seventy Pounds; for the Eleven hundred Men One thousand Twenty-six Pounds shall be likewise paid.
The Lords desire a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning a Declaration, and some Propositions that came from this House touching Ireland.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth assent unto Wednesday next to be the Day for the Fast for both Houses and the City of London; and Thursday for Westminster; [and] Thursday come Month for the whole Kingdom.
St. Margaret's Church.
Sir. Tho. Barrington, Sir Edw. Partriche, and Serjeant Wilde, are appointed to prepare a Declaration, and present it to the House, for the Quickening the Justices of Peace through the Kingdom to put the Laws in due Execution against Swearers, Drunkards, and Sabbathbreakers.
Ordered, That the Proposition of desiring the Lords to join with this House, to move his Majesty, that he would be pleased to grant a Commission to some Persons, agreed upon by both Houses, for the Considering and Disposing the Affairs of Ireland, according to such Instructions as shall likewise be agreed upon by both Houses, with his Majesty's Consent, shall be taken into Consideration To-morrow at One of Clock.
Information against Venn, &c.
Ordered, That the Matter of protesting; and such Words as have been spoken by Members, unto which Exceptions have been formerly taken; and the Information given against Mr. Venn, a Member of this House; which, by a former Order of this Day, were ordered to be taken into Consideration on Wednesday, shall now, in regard of the Fast upon that Day, be considered on Monday next: And the Witnesses to be produced in that Business are to have Notice hereof, that they may attend accordingly.