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.
SIR Wm. Strickland, Mr. Trevanion, have Leave to go into the Country.
Letters to Mayers of Barwicke, &c.
Three Letters, directed to the several Mayors of Barwicke, Hull, and Newcastle, were this Day read; and ordered to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to the several Towns respectively.
Resolved, upon the Question, that this House is of Opinion to proceed against Mr. Daniel Oneile, by way of Accusation and Impeachment, for the present.
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.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Jermyn, Mr. Piercy, and Sir Jo. Sucklyn, shall be accused by this House, for the present, and impeached of High Treason.
The Question was propounded, Whether Sir Jo. Berkeley shall be bailed, upon the Tender of such Bail as this House shall allow of: And then
The Question was put, whether this Question should be now put:
And, upon this Question, the House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Mr. John Bellassis,||Tellers for the Yea, 104.|
|Mr. Hollis,||Tellers for the Noe, 98.|
|Sir Philip Stapilton,|
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Question, for the Bailing of Sir Jo. Barkeley, shall be now put:
And, upon this Question, the House was divided:
And the Yeas went forth.
|Mr. Hollis,||Tellers for the Yea, 122,|
|Mr. John Bellassis,|
|Sir Philip Stapleton,||Tellers for the Noe, 84.|
|Sir Tho. Barrington,|
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Jo. Berkeley shall be bailed upon the Tender of such Bail as this House shall approve of.
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.
The Names of the Committees, appointed to attend his Majesty, were read.
And the Committee went accordingly to wait upon his Majesty.
Ordered, That the Port of London shall be added to the Order of Monday the 8th of November concerning the Transporting of Fullers Earth.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Sutton has Leave to go into the Country.
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.
Ordered, That Hodgskins, Carpenter, Broadnix, Lullam, and Lyde, now in the Serjeant's Custody, by Order of this House, shall be presently bailed.
Ordered, That, when the Committee shall return from his Majesty, the House shall resume the Consideration of the Irish Business.
[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.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Petition from the County of Surrey shall be read.
And the Petition was accordingly read.
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.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Pay to the Officers of the new Levies shall continue for Six Months, according to the Proportions formerly resolved upon, if the Wars shall so long continue.
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.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Officers of the Lord Dungarvon's Troop shall have a Month's Pay, according to the Rate agreed upon.
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.
Ordered, That the Committee for Irish Affairs shall have Power to treat and conclude with Captain Lloyd the Engineer, for his Employment in this Service into Ireland.
Resolved, upon the Question, That One hundred and Fourteen Pounds Sixteen Shillings, being a Month's Pay, shall be paid to the Officers of the Four hundred Firelocks, consisting of Two Companies.
Resolved, &c. That Eight hundred Pounds shall be imprested, for the Raising, Conducting and Transporting into Ireland, the said Four hundred Firelocks; and keeping them there, till the First Muster.
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.
The Proposition concerning Coats, Shoes, Stockings, and Caps, is respited, till the Committee appointed for that Business shall make their Report.
Resolved, &c. That Five hundred and Forty-three Pounds Four Shillings shall be paid to the Officers of the Troops of the Three hundred Carabines, being for a Month's Pay.
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 One hundred Seventy-nine Pounds Four Shillings, being for One Month's Pay, shall be paid to the Officers of the Three hundred Dragooners, in Three Companies.
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.
Ordered, That Owen Occonnellis be, from this House, recommended to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to have the Command of One of the Companies of Dragooners.
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.
Message from the Lords, by Mr. Attorney General and Serjeant Glanvile;
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.
Answer returned, by the same Messengers; that this House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Sir H. Vane, Mr. Pym, Mr. Hollis, Sir John Hotham, Sir H. Mildmay, Mr. Hampden, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
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.
Sir Arth. Haselrig went up to the Lords, to acquaint their Lordships with this Consent of this House.
Mr. Calamy, Mr. Marshall, are desired to preach on that Day, at St. Margarett's, Westminster, before this House.
Sir Robert Harley has undertaken to give Mr. Calamy Notice; and Sir Tho. Barrington-Mr. Marshall.
St. Margaret's Church.
Sir Ro. Pye, Mr. Wheeler, and Mr. Bell, are appointed to take care, that the Church of St. Margarett's, West-minster be kept for the Members of this House.
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 House shall be resolved into a Committee To-morrow Morning, to take into Consideration the Business of providing Money, according to former Orders.
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.
Ordered, That on Tuesday next peremptorily, the Matter of Recess shall be taken into Consideration: And Mr. Speaker is to put the Houses in mind of this Order.