Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 2, 1640-1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Lunæ, 14 Martii, 1641.
MR. Goodwyn, reports, that he and Doctor Winston went, on Saturday night last, to the Lord Mayor; and found him very sick; and acquainted his Lordship with the Order; and left it with him: And Yesterday they came to him again; and understood from him, that he had appointed Sir Geo. Whittamore to be his Deputy; and had given Order to call a Common Council.
Leave to go to Ireland.
Resolved, That Mr. Rich. Herbert, eldest Son of the Lord Herbert of Cherbery, shall have Leave to go into Ireland, and, notwithstanding, still continue a Member of this House.
The humble Petition of all the Barristers and Students of the Society of Lincolne's Inn, now resident, was this Day read, concerning Mr. Newton's Buildings in Lincolne'sinn-fields.
And the Question being put, whether a further Day should be given, till Easter-Term, for the Business between the Students of Lincolne's-inn, and Mr. Newton, concerning the Buildings in Lincolne's-inn;
|The House was divided. The Yeas went forth.|
|Mr. Green,||Tellers for the Yea, 90|
|Sir Jo. Northcott,||Tellers for the Noe, 71.|
Resolved, That farther Day shall be given, till the Second Day of Easter Term next, for hearing the Cause between Lincolne's-inn and Mr. Newton, concerning the Buildings in Lincolne's-inn-fields, before the same Committee formerly appointed in the Star-chamber.
Divers Letters from the Justices, and from divers .... Ireland, all of March, and all importing good News, were read.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Whistler, to prepare an Extract out of the divers Letters that are lately come from Ireland; such a one as may contain a Series of the most material Matters fit to be printed; and that they bring it in To-morrow, if possible.
Ordered, That the Lord Admiral be desired from this House, to give Order to discharge the Ship called The Fortune Gallway, with the Thirty Arms that are going to the Earl of Clinricard, together with the Men and Goods therein, which now remain at Plymouth, and stayed there under Arrest, by Warrant of the said Admiral: And Mr. Waddon is required to acquaint the Lord Admiral with this Order.
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Committee for Irish Affairs, to take into Consideration, To-morrow Morning, to provide Cloaths, speedily, for Cloathing the Army in Ireland: And that the Gentlemen that serve for the City, do attend that Committee To-morrow Morning; together with the rest of that Committee.
Ordered, That Letters be sent to the several Justices of Peace of London, Westminster, and the Places adjacent, to take some good Care, that the several Parishes, within their Jurisdictions respectively, do make, and return to this House Certificates of all the Irish that are residing in their several Parishes, their Names, their quality, and their Religion.
An Order for preventing the Landing of suspected Irish, was recommitted to the same Committee, to extend it to the Ports in Ireland.
Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to desire their Lordships to name a Committee of their House, to join with a Committee of this House, to take Order for the Disposing of the Money that shall come in upon the Act of Contribution, according to the said Act: And Mr. Rouse is appointed to go to the Lords with this Message [a].
Mr. Glyn, Mr. Wheeler, are appointed to review the Statute for the Contribution Money; and to prepare a Message to be sent to the Lords, according to the Tenor of that Act.
Mr. Green reports, that he had made Three Propositions to the Lord Admiral, concerning The Prince, whether she could be painted and adorned, fit to go to Sea with the rest of the Fleet; whether she had her Ordnance aboard her; and whether she could be fit, with all manner of Equipage, to go to Sea with the rest of the Fleet: His Lordship's Answer was, that she could not be painted nor adorned in time convenient; that she had no Ordnance aboard her; and that she could not be fitted for Sea within a Fortnight so soon as the rest of the Fleet.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House is of Opinion to adhere to their former Resolution, touching the Two Ships desired to be laid aside, and The Prince Royal employed.
Resolved, That this House will not be at the Charge of setting forth The Prince Royal.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth approve of Captain Burley, as he was formerly listed, notwithstanding the former Order of this House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the Navy, where Mr. Green has the Chair, to consider what Number of Ketches and small vessels will be necessary to set forth to Sea, for the Guard of the Irish Coasts; and what the Charge will be; and in what time they may conveniently be set forth.
Answer to the King.
Sir Wm. Lewis reports the Answer to his Majesty's Reply concerning Persons passed over into Ireland, by immediate Licences under his Majesty's Hand, &c. Which was read; and ordered to be re-committed to the same Committee: And Sir Walth. Erle, Mr. Waller, and Lord Falkland, are added to this Committee.
Information against Howell.
Mr. Wickes, who gave Information of very dangerous Words spoken by Doctor Howell, was called in; and did affirm the Words mentioned in the Paper, and repeated the very same Words contained in the Paper.
The Words were these; "That, the Third of March 1641, meeting with Doctor Howell in Grayes-inn, he told me that Things were ripe, and grown to a Head; we should know within Three or Four Days, whether the King should be King, or no King; and that he was sure I would stand right; and that the Kingdom would not be governed by a Company of giddy-headed People."
Resolved, upon the Question, That Doctor Howell shall be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, for speaking very dangerous Words, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker shall take some convenient time To-morrow, to offer the Petition from Sir Ralph Hopton to * * * *
Declaration concerning the Militia.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Whistler, Mr. Whittlock, Mr. Hollis, Sir H. Vane, senior et junior, Mr. Browne, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Selden, Mr. Hill, Mr. Piercpoint, Sir Ph. Stapilton, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Peard, Mr. Martin, Sir Ro. Coke, Mr. Hampden, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Walth. Erle, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Nath. Fines, Mr. Crue, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Lisle, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Waller, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir Edw. Hungerford;
Resolved, upon the Question, that this Committee shall prepare Heads for a Declaration, to satisfy the Kingdom, upon what Grounds of Law and Necessity both Houses of Parliament proceeded in the Ordinance concerning the Militia: And are to meet To-morrow, at Eight of Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards.
Ordered, That To-morrow Morning the House shall take into Consideration the Providing of Monies for the Service of Ireland.