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 Sabbati, 18 Decembris, 1641.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That all Process for levying the Fine of Five hundred Pounds, or any Part thereof, imposed by the Court of Star-chamber upon Mich. Sparkes, for printing a Book, intituled, Histrio Mastix, shall be staid; and, if any be already gone forth, that the same to be superseded, until the Cause be determined by this House.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the better Payment of the several Sums therein specified by and out of the Estate of Sir Abraham Dawes, Sir Tho. Dawes, and John Dawes, Esquire; and, upon Question, committed unto the Committee for the Customers.
Mr. Holland, Mr. Marton, Sir Sam. Owfeild,.. Anth. Irby, * Aiscough, are added to this Committee: And are to meet, upon it in the Star-chamber, on Monday Morning at Eight of Clock: And the Petitions of Sir * * * *
Letters from France.
Sir H. Vane, * Erle, * Colpeper, * Aiscough, * Armyn, * Northcott, Mr. Martin, Sir Jo. Holland, are to peruse the Letters sent to Mr. Speaker from the Justices of Surrey, and brought out of France by one Warnford.
That Mr. Speaker write his Letter to the Commissioners of the Sewers for the great Levy, to require them, that the great Bank made on the South Side of the River of Neine, reaching from Stand-ground Staffe to Wisbich, be so made, kept, and preserved, that the Country * * * *
The Title and Articles of Impeachment of Daniel Oneale Esquire, by the Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, in their own Name, and in the Name of all the Commons of England, in Maintenance of their Accusation, whereby he standeth charged with High Treason, were all severally read, and voted; and, upon the Question, assented unto: And
Examining Warford, &c.
Sir Walth. Erle reports, that they had examined Warford, and the Letters; and find no Matter of Consequence in them: And thereupon the Letters were again delivered unto him; and he ordered to be discharged.
House for Scotch Commissioners.
Ordered, That Mr. Spurstoe, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Venn, and Mr. Moore, do repair to the City, to view the House of Sir Wm. Midleton, and the Furniture; and to treat for the same, for the Use of the Scoche Commissioners; and to inform the Owners thereof, that this House will defray the Charges, both for the House and Furniture fitting for the same.
Ordered, That Mr. Arthur Goodwyn do go up to the Lords with this Message; and, at the Bar, in the Name of the Commons of England, accuse Daniel Oneal of High Treason; and to acquaint the Lords, that this House will, with all convenient Speed, send up Articles of Impeachment, in Maintenance of that Accusation.
Declaration and Petition.
Sir Samson Eures and Mr. Hebblethwayte are to prepare a Bill, and present it to the House on Monday next, for a Contribution through the Kingdom, for the Relief of the distressed Protestants that are fled out of the Kingdom of Ireland.
Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed to consider of the Affairs of the Navy, to draw an Order, according to the Debate this Day, about the Disposing of the Monies for Tonage and Poundage: And likewise to consider what Way is fit for this House to take, for the Continuance of Sir Hen. Vaine in the Place of Treasurer for the Navy: and have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, and Writings: And are to meet on Monday next, at Eight of the Clock, in the Star-chamber.
Message to Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Hollis shall go to the Lords on Monday next with this Message; to acquaint their Lordships, that this House has done all they can in the Two Particulars, of the Bill for Pressing of Soldiers; and the Treaty with the Scotts; and sent them up to their Lordships; and, that if their Lordships shall not give speedy Expedition to these Particulars, and that the Affairs of Ireland do suffer thereby, that they must profess themselves free from those Inconveniencies.
Ordered, That, on Monday next, a Conference shall be desired with the Lords concerning the Parliament in Ireland; and likewise concerning the Preventing the Inconveniences that may happen by the Determination of the King's Commission, either by the Death of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, or the Lord Justices; and likewise concerning the Repairing into Ireland of all such as are Members of either House of that Kingdom.
Phillips, a Priest.
That the Answer to the Conference with the Lords, concerning Ro. Phillips the Priest, shall be respited for some little time; and that a Message be sent to the Lords, to desire, that some Witnesses may be examined against him, upon Oath.
Ordered, That Sir Ro. Harley, that brought in the Petition, shall return this Answer; That, when the House shall take into Consideration the Petition from the Officers of the late Army, they will likewise take into particular Consideration the Petition now exhibited from Sir John Coniers.
The Wages, reported from the Committee, to be allowed to Captain Charles Lloyd, and others; viz. to Captain Lloyd, as Quartermaster General, Twenty Shillings per Diem; as principal Engineer Ten Shillings per Diem; to the Work-master Four Shillings; to Two Conductors Three Shillings; to One Clerk One Shilling Sixpence per Diem; in all One Pound Eighteen Shillings and Sixpence per Diem; were read; and approved of, and assented unto; and ordered to be inserted into the State of the War.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That the Bill for securing the Persons of Papists, be recommitted to the same Committee: And all, that will come, are to have Voices: And they are to consider of such Amendments as they shall think fit to offer to the Lords at a Conference: And are to present them to this House: And are to meet on Tuesday next at Eight of Clock in the Star-chamber.