Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 2, 1640-1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Jovis, 10 Martii, 1641.
New Brentford Lecturer.
RESOLVED, upon the Question, That this House holds it fit to leave the Election and Appointing of a Lecturer at New Brentford to the Inhabitants themselves, notwithstanding the former Order of this House made Februarii 26°, on the Behalf of Mr. Betts.
Preachers appointed, &c.
Ordered, That Sir Anth. Irby and Mr. Ash shall desire Dr. Burgesse and Mr. Simeon Ash to preach at St. Margarett's; Westminster, the next Fast-Day, before the House of Commons: And the Burgesses for Westminster are to take care, that the Church may be kept free; and that there may be some there ready to receive the Charity of such as shall give any thing towards the Relief of the distressed Irish.
Propositions for reducing Ireland.
Resolved, That the Dutch Protestants shall be admitted to subscribe to the Propositions for the speedy Reducing of Ireland, to the Value of One hundred thousand Pounds, if they shall declare themselves within Three Weeks; and that the Million propounded shall not be subscribed before, by the English and Scotts.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Lords shall be desired to join with this House, in approving that the Scotts and Dutch may be admitted to subscribe to the Propositions for the Reducing of Ireland.
Money for Ireland.
Ordered, That the Treasurers upon the Act of Contributions shall forthwith pay unto Mr. Nich. Loftus, Deputy Treasurer to Sir Adam Loftus, Two thousand Pounds, to be employed for the Service of Ireland.
That a Committee be appointed to take an Account of the Monies received by the Chamber of London, and by the Treasurers of the Poll-money, and all other Monies that have been borrowed or raised by the Kingdom, and how, and to whom, the Monies have been paid; and to make a perfect State both of the Receipts, the Disbursements, and the Debts of the Kingdom; and that they present it to the House with convenient Speed: And the House doth further declare, That when these Accounts shall be perfected and brought in, that they will take some Course to recompense the Pains of such as have been employed either in receiving, disbursing, or auditing the Accounts: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses: And it is Ordered, That no Man shall be of this Committee that is an Accomptant to this House:
Mr. Bond, Mr. Carew, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Rolle, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Scawen, Mr. Beddingfield, Sir Wm. Allanson, Sir Wa. Erle, Mr. Bence, Mr. Hoyle, Mr. Toll, Mr. Cage, Mr. Spurstoe, Mr. Piercivall;
This Committee, or any Five of them, are appointed to meet To-morrow at Eight o'Clock, in the Treasury Chamber; and so from time to time as they shall think fit.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Powder to treat with Mr. Cordwell, and agree with him for a Price for his Powder, and present it to the House: And it is referred to the same Committee to consider of sending Salt Petre Men into such Counties as shall desire it: And are to meet To-morrow at Eight o'Clock, in the usual Place.
Reducing Irish Rebels.
Mr. Reynolds reports the Bill concerning the Propositions for the speedy and effectual Reducing the Rebels in the Kingdom of Ireland to his Majesty's Obedience, with the Additions and Amendments;.... were twice read.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the last Clause concerning Explanation of any Ambiguity that shall arise by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, and not otherwise, shall be struck out.
Ordered, That this Bill be re-committed unto * Reynolds, * Prideaux, Mr. Peard, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Browne, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Sir Jo. Northcott, Mr. Bridgeman, Sir Ro. Pye: And they are presently to withdraw, and to bring it in again this Night.
The House, according to a former Order, went to the Settling of the List of the Officers of this Summer's Fleet.
The Question was propounded, whether this House should approve of Sir Jo. Penington, as he is here listed.
Then the Question was put, whether this Question should be now put, or no: And
It went with the Negative.-
The House being informed, That divers Gentlemen of the County of Southampton were at the Door, who desired to prefer a Petition to this House;
They were called in, and did present One to this House; and the Copy of another to be presented to the Lords, of which they desire the Approbation of this ....
Their Petition delivered, they withdrew.
And their Petition was read: And the Copy of That Petition directed to the Lords:
Which, being done, they were again called in: And Mr. Speaker told them, "That their Petition to this House, and likewise the Copy of That to the Lords, were read: In the First, they take notice, it was done at the Great Affixes: They find in it a great deal of Care and Duty to his Majesty, the Church, and the Commonwealth, and of Respect to this House; for which they return you hearty Thanks: For the Second, to the Lords, they do very well approve of it."-
Resolved, upon the Question, That Captain William Batten shall be approved of by this House, as he is here listed.
Resolved, &c. That Captain John Minnes shall be approved of by this House, as he is here listed.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth not approve of Sir David Murrey to be Captain.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Captain * Fogge, as he is here listed.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Captain Hatche, as he is here listed.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Captain Trenchefeild, as he is here listed.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Captain Swanley, as he is here listed.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Captain Blith, as he is here listed.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Captain Slingsby, as he is here listed.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth not approve of Captain Price.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth not approve of Captain Burleigh.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Captain Foxe, as he is here listed.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Captain Waike, as he is here listed.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Captain Wheeler, as he is here listed.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Captain Owen, as he is here listed.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Captain Stachin, as he is here listed.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Captai Tho. Ketleby, as he is here listed.
The Question being propounded, Whether the House would approve of Captain Hen. Stradling;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Sir Jo. Evelyn,||Tellers for the Yea, 86.|
|Mr. Jo. Moore,|
|Sir H. Heyman,||Tellers for the Noe, 77.|
|Sir Edw. Boys,|
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth approve of Captain H. Stradling, as he is here listed.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Lord Admiral shall be desired by this House, that the Commander in Chief of this Summer's Fleet, under his Lordship, may be the Earl of Warwick.
Ordered, That Sir H. Vaine do carry unto the Lord Admiral the List of those Commanders that are not allowed of by this House, and desire his Lordship to supply others in the Place of those, and to send the Names of them to the House with all convenient Speed.
Ordered, That Sir Ro. Harley, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir H. Heyman, Mr. Strode, and the Burgesses that serve for the City of London, shall repair to the Common Council, and acquaint them, That this House has approved of those Men that were recommended by them, to have the Ordering and Governing of the Militia of the City.
Ordered, That the House shall proceed in the Reading of the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds To-morrow, so soon as the House is set, and that no other Business intervene; and Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind of this Order.
The humble Petition of the poor Farmers inhabiting within the County of Yorke, was this Day read.
And James Wetherall, that preferred it, was called in: And Mr. Speaker told him, "That the House had considered of his Petition; and that, as for the Monies due, mentioned in the Petition, the House will take Order that they may be paid as soon as conveniently may be."
Liberty to debate Vote.
Resolved, upon the Question, That any Member of the House shall have Liberty to debate and speak to the Vote that is already passed, concerning Captain Burley.
The humble Petition of Willia. Newton, Gentleman, concerning the Buildings in Lincolne's-inn-fields, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered to be committed unto Mr. Glyn, Mr. Martin, Mr. Whittlock, Sir Ar. Haslerig, Sir Jo. Evelyn, * Browne, Mr. Constantin, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Millington, Mr. Strode, Sir Ra. Varney, Mr. Hampden, Cha. Pym, * Hunt, Mr. Ar. Goodwyn, * Long, Sir Pet. Wentworth, Sir Ed. Partherich, Mr. Tho. Moore, Mr. Whittacre: And are to meet on Tuesday Morning next at Eight of Clock, in the Star-chamber: And they have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records.
Ordered, That the Commission for the Bounding of the Forests in the County of Oxforde be sent down to the Commissioners, with this Declaration from this House; That they hold it fit the Commissioners do adjourn the further Execution of That Commission till some time in the Summer; that, in the mean time, the Resolution of the House may be known concerning the Matters in Debate at the last Sitting upon that Commission.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker write his Letter to the Governors and Master of the Hospital of the Charterhouse, to recommend from this House Mr. James Bishopp, Fellow of Trinity College in Dublyn, to be Reader at the said Hospital, in the Place of Mr. Robert Sterrell, who, as this House is informed, is removed from that Place.
Ordered, That Mr. Ven do desire Mr. Alderman Raynton to take some Course to punish Whitworth, whom he has committed to the Compter, for Words spoken against the King and the Parliament, in such manner as his Offence deserves.
Reducing Irish Rebels.
Mr. Reynolds reports the Bill for the speedy Reducing the Rebels in Ireland from the Committee, unto which it was re-committed, with the Additions and Amendments: The which Additions and Amendments were twice read; and the Bill, with the Additions and Amendments, upon the Question, ordered to be ingrossed.
Ships from Ireland, &c.
Ordered, That the Lord Admiral be desired from this House, to take into his Care, and give Direction, concerning the Eliza of Limbrick, stayed in the Port of Falmouth; and of the May-flower of Loo, stayed in the Harbour of Fowye; and that his Lordship be desired from this House, to take special Care that Stay be made of all Vessels that are suspected to be bound for Ireland for Relief of the Rebels; or that are or shall come into any of the Havens of this Kingdom, or Dominion of Wales, with Intention to go for Ireland, for Relief of the Rebels; and to cause diligent Search to be made for Arms and Ammunition in any such Vessels; and to suppress, and keep in Safety, the Persons of all such in the said Vessels as, upon Examination, shall be justly suspected; and to put in safe Custody their Goods and Merchandize, that they may be legally adjudged: And that his Lordship give Order, that no Vessel, the Master, Merchants, or Owners whereof, or of the Goods or Merchandize therein, are Papists, be suffered to go into any Port of Ireland whatsoever.