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 Mercurii, 6 Aprilis, 1642.
Bailing a Prisoner.
Bailing a Prisoner.
Kirke's, &c. Petition.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Privileges of this House, where Mr. Whittlock has the Chair, be revived: And that this Petition of Mr. Geo. Kirke and Mr. Humphry Walrond, and the whole State of the Business, and the Proceedings thereupon, be referred to this Committee: And that John Hull of Frieston, and John Kellett of Boston, be summoned to attend this House forthwith: And that the Mayor of Boston do publish this Order in that Town; and that they do meet this Day Three Weeks, in the Exchequer Chamber, at Two post Meridiem.
Powder for Guilford.
Trial of Benion.
Ordered, That the several Sub Committees that are Members of the Committee appointed to examine the Petition framed at Maidston, do meet at their several appointed Places, this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, for the farther Examination of that Business: And that this Information concerning Sir Geo. Strowde be referred to the Consideration and Examination of the Committee appointed to join with the Lords, to examine the Petition framed at Maidston: And that they take special Care herein: And that they shall have Power to send for Witnesses, Parties, Papers, Records, &c.
It is further Ordered, That the Information this Day given, concerning the Proceeding of the Petition in Kent, be referred to the Committee for that Petition: And that the Parties that give the Information do attend that Committee: And that the Committee shall have Power to dismiss the Witnesses when they shall see Reason.
Answer to Lords.
Sir Edw. Aiscough informs the House, that he had acquainted the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolneshire with the Recommendation of Mr. Grantham, to be One of the Deputy Lieutenants for that County; and that he approves well of it.
Sheriff of Northampton.
Trial of Edmonds.
Scotch Army in Ireland.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a convenient Sum of Money shall be left in the Hands of the Deputy Treasurer at Wars in Ireland, to be employed, upon Occasion, for the Waggons and Carriages of the Scots Army, in the same manner as for those of the English Army.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Scotts shall have a Commissary and Comptroller of their Artillery, for their own Army at their own chusing; and be paid by the English; and have the same Pay and Allowance as such Officers of the like Quality in the English Army.
Resolved, upon the Question, That what Companies of Men the Scotts shall send over into Ireland, within the Compass of their Ten thousand, shall be paid upon their Muster in Ireland, though they make not up intire and complete Regiments.
Turkey Company &c.
Declaration to Scotland.
Ordered, That Sir Philip Stapilton, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Fienis, Mr. Pierrepoint, Sir H. Vane, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir H. Vane junior, do draw some Declaration, and present it to the House, for the Preserving the brotherly Affection and near Union between the Two Nations of England and Scotland, settled by Act of Parliament, to be sent to the Great Council appointed to meet there the Thirteenth of this Month: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in the Court of Wards, if conveniently they may; or otherwise, at such other Times as they shall think fit.
Letter to Lords Justices in Ireland.
A Letter to be sent from Mr. Speaker to the Lords Justices in Ireland, prepared by a Committee appointed to that Purpose, was this Day presented to the House, and read; and put to the Question; and by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be fair written to be signed.
Ordered, That the two thousand Five hundred Pounds, due to Mr. Henley, as Monies borrowed of him for the Service of Ireland, and ordered by this House to be presently paid unto him, be recommended to the Committee of the Irish Adventurers; to lend the said Sum upon publick Faith; and satisfy the said Mr. Henley the said Monies.
Sir E. Deering.
Leave of Absence.
Reports to be made.
Allowances to the Bishops.
Ordered, That this Bill concerning the Bishops, shall be recommitted to the same Committee as to the Proviso now read, and the Naming of the Feoffees; and they are to meet To-morrow, at Seven of Clock, in the Star Chamber: And that Sir Jo. Holland be added to this Committee.
Speaking against Parliament.
Resolved, upon the Question, That * Wiseman shall be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, for speaking many dangerous Words against the Parliament and Kingdom: And that the Information given in to this House, of the Words spoken by the said Wiseman, be referred to the Committee appointed for the Petition framed at Maidston.
Royal Assent to a Bill.
The Gentleman Usher of the House of Peers was sent to acquaint this House, that the Lords were ready to give his Majesty's Assent, by Commission, to the Bill for Explanation of certain Clauses in the Bill concerning the Irish Propositions; and desired this House to come up.
Saddles, &c stayed.
Ordered, That the Bailiffs of Yarmouth shall be required to keep safely the great Saddles and other Ammunition stayed at Yarmouth, until this House shall take further Order herein: And that Mr. Corbett do return Thanks to the Bailiffs for their Service.
Anglesey Militia, &c.
That, at the next Message, the Lords shall be desired, that the Earl of Bridgewatar may deliver in the Papers he has in his Custody, concerning the County of Anglesey, and the Militia thereof, to the Lord Lieutenant of that County.
Proceedings on Benion.
Ordered, That the Auditors to whom the Auditing the Accounts of the Pay-master of Berwick is referred, be required to certify the State of those Accounts to the same Committee as the Accounts of the Pay-master Carlell are referred.
Answer to Lords.
Proclamation against Dering.
Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to acquaint their Lordships with the going away of Sir Edw. Dering; and to desire, that the Ports may be stopt: And that a Proclamation may issue for the calling him in.
Trial of Benion.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to manage the Evidence at Benion's Trial, do go up to the Lords: And that such Members as have had Leave to have been examined in Benion's Case shall likewise go up: And that if the Lords shall hear Benion's Counsel, that then the Committee shall withdraw: But that the Members that have been examined as Witnesses, may stay to be crossexamined, if they be required.
Corn for Londonderry.
Ordered, That the Treasurers appointed by the Act for Contribution, within the City of London, do pay an Hundred Pounds of that Money to Mr. Vassall, to lay forth in Corn to be distributed among the Poor of Londonderry: And that the Lords be desired to join in this Order.
Message to Lords.
Sir E. Dering.
Distribution of Money.
That the House doth allow of the particular Sums appointed by the Committee for the Contribution, to be distributed among the particular Persons named in a Schedule presented to this House by the said Committee; the which particular Sums, in the Total, amount to Four hundred and Twenty-two Pounds.