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 Martii, 12 Aprilis, 1642.
Preachers appointed and thanked.
RESOLVED, upon the Question, That Mr. Tho. Goodwyn and Mr. Carrell of Lincolne's Inn, be desired to preach before the House of Commons the next Fast.
Ordered, That Sir Arth. Hesilrig shall return Thanks to Dr. Burgesse and Mr. Ashe, for the Pains they took in their Sermons they preached, at the Intreaty of this House, the last Fast.
Warrant to go to Holland.
Ordered, That the Two younger Sons of the Marquis De Vieuville shall .... a Warrant, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, to transport themselves, their Servants, Baggage, and Nine Horses, into Holland: And all the Officers of his Majesty's Ports, whom it may concern, are hereby required to permit them to embark themselves at such Ports as they shall conceive most convenient.
Sir Jo. Potts presented from the Committee, an Order concerning Salt-petre Men: Which was read; and, upon Question, re-committed to the same Committee; and ordered to be brought again To-morrow.
Letter to Sheriff of Yorkeshire.
Sir Philip Stapilton presents the Letter to be sent from Mr. Speaker to the Sheriff of Yorkeshire, in Answer to his: Which was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be fair written, and signed by Mr. Speaker: And likewise, that it be sent up to the Lords, to desire their Concurrence herein.
Sir Ph. Stapilton is ordered to carry this Letter to the Lords.
Ordered, That the Ten Chests of Glasses, belonging to John Moone of London, Merchant, imported from Venice, and seized aboard the Ship, by Sir Robert Mansfeild, by virtue of his Patent, shall be forthwith delivered to Mr. Moone, he paying the King's Duties and Customs for the same. And it is further Ordered, That all such other Merchants as have their Glasses seized by Sir Robert Mansfeild, by virtue of his Patent shall have the same delivered unto them. And Sir Robert Mansfeild is to attend this House forthwith; and to bring his Patents with him; and to shew unto this House, by what Authority he hath seized the Merchants Glasses.
Payments to Roche, &c.
Ordered, That One hundred Thirty-two Pounds be paid to Henry Roche, Owner of The Prosperous Elizaneth for Freight of Arms and Ammunition from Barwicke to London: And that One hundred and Twenty Pounds be paid unto James Sheriffe, for the Freight of his Ship, in bringing of Ammunition from Berwicke: And that One hundred Pounds be paid to Stephen Riche, Master of the Rebecca, in Satisfaction of Demurrage Days due unto him.
And further Ordered, That Mr. Wheeler do pay these several Sums accordingly.
Mr. Pury reports the Bill to enable Corporations, &c. to participate of the Benefit of the Act concerning Adventurers; with some Amendments and Additions: The which were twice read; and, upon Question, ordered to be ingrossed.
Proceedings against Macally, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench, to deal with Mr. Macally and Mr. Gourdon, Two Scotch Gentlemen, committed to the Prison of the Gate-house, according to Law.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act of Restitution from the Soap-boilers of Westminster, and their Sharers, of Monies as they have extorted from the Subject in the Price of Soap; and, upon Question, committed unto the Committee for the Soap Business.
Alderman Penington, Mr. Green, Sir Arth. Hesilrig, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Gallon, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Pury, * Solicitor: And are to meet on Thursday next, at Two post meridiem, in the Star-chamber.
3tia vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Making of the Town and Chapelry of Holland in the County of Lancaster, a distinct Parish from the Parish of Wigan in the said County; and, upon Question, passed.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the putting several Persons popishly affected, into safe Custody; and, upon Question, committed unto Mr. Stapeley, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir H. Heyman, Sir Jo. Fenwick, Sir Walth. Erle, Mr. Mountague, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Morley, Mr. Strode, Sir Jo. Wray, * Lewis: And all that will come to have Voices: And are to meet on Thursday at Two post meridiem, in the Exchequer Chamber.
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Sir S. Harcourt.
Ordered, That this Letter concerning Sir Simon Harcourt, be referred to the Committee for Adventurers.
Message to Lords.
Sir Philip Stapilton carried up Five Bills; 1. Concerning scandalous Ministers: 2. Concerning the Parish of Wigan and Holland in Lancashire: 3. Concerning the Bishoprick of Durham having Knights and Burgesses: 4. Concerning the Settling the Estate of Sir Christopher Wray: 5. Concerning the Forfeiture .. the Estate of Jo. James.
He likewise carried up the Letter in Answer to the Letters of the Sheriff of Yorkeshire: And was ordered to move the Lords, to expedite the Bills of Pluralities; and concerning Innovations in the Church.
Serjeant Wilde reports the Bill concerning the speedy Disarming Recusants, formerly re-committed; with some Amendments: Which were twice read; and the Bill upon the Question, with the Amendments, ordered to be ingrossed.
Ordered, Mr. Solicitor, and Mr. Serjeant Wilde, and Mr. Rogers, are appointed to bring in a Bill concerning the Breeding of Recusants Children in the Protestant Religion.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider of the Petition of the Merchant Strangers of Dover, shall be added to the Committee for the Customers: And have Power to consider of that Petition; and also of the Duties that Merchant Strangers ought to pay towards Maintenance of the Pier at Dover: And are to meet on Thursday next, at Two Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer-court.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act to enable Sir Jo. Blagrave to make a Jointure to his Wife, &c.
Bogan's, &c. Nat.
3tia vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of * Bogan, &c.: Upon Question, passed.
Blachford's, &c. Nat.
3tia vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Wm. Blachford, &c.: Upon Question, passed.
The humble Petition of the Captains of the late Army, now without Employment, was this Day read.
And the House thereupon doth declare, that they intend to pay the Petitioners their Arrears due unto them, out of the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds; and to satisfy all other Engagements that this House has undertaken towards them: And does refer to the Consideration of Sir Ro. Pye and Mr. Wheeler to consider how the Petitioners Arrears, and all other Engagements of this House to them, may, with the most Convenience and best Speed, be satisfied unto them.
Commissions for Supply Bill.
Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir Ro. Coke, and Mr. Crue, are appointed to see whether all the Commissions for the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds are issued: And, if they be not, to certify where the Neglects have been.
Ordered, That, on Tuesday next, the Knights and Burgesses of every English County shall bring in the Names of Two Divines; and of every Welch County, One; and of each University, Two; and of London, Four; to be consulted with, concerning the Government, Discipline, and publick Liturgy of the Church.
Smyth's, &c. Nat.
3tia vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Geo. Smyth, &c.; and, upon Question, passed.
3tia vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Philip Henry Herbert, Son to Sir Henry Herbert, Knight, Colonel in the States Service; and, upon Question, passed.
3tia vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Wm. Wight of London, Merchant: Upon Question, passed.
Warrant to Shawe.
Ordered, That Mr. Hugh Shawe, Servant to the Lord Viscount Montgomery, together with One Servant, shall have Warrant, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, to transport them into France, without any Lett or Impediment.
Ordered, That Mr. Gamull do recommend unto his Lordship's Consideration, the Ship of the Bonadventure of Chester, according to a Petition this Day presented unto the House.
Wiseman's Bail, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Ralph Wiseman, now in the Serjeant's Custody, be forthwith bailed: And that the whole Business concerning the said Mr. Wiseman, upon the Information of Jo. Heyden, Clerk, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Informations.
The humble Petition of Mr. Daniel Oneile was read.
Ordered, That this Petition of Mr. Oneile be referred to the Committee that drew up his Charge: And that Sir Philip Stapilton be added to that Committee.
House to sit.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Riche and Mr. Page;
The Lords have commanded us to let you understand, that they are now in Debate in Business of great Importance; and desire that this House would sit awhile.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will sit, as is desired.
3tia vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of John Strode Gentleman; and, upon Question, passed.
3tia vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Elias Brook, alias Beck; and, upon Question, passed.
3tia vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Naturalizing of Adam and John Lawrance; and, upon Question, passed.
Levies for Ireland.
Ordered, That the Lord Dungarvon and Mr. Pym do acquaint the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, That the Officers of the Six Regiments now to be levied, have received their Monies, and are not yet gone to levy their Men; and to know the Reason of this their Stay; and that, if any just Neglect shall appear on their Behalf, to move the Lord Lieutenant, that others may be put in their Places.
Letters from the King.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Riche and Mr. Page;
The Lords do desire a present Conference, by Committees of both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning some Letters their Lordships have received from his Majesty.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and is resolved to give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Holles, Sir Jo. Holland, Sir Ph. Stapilton, Mr. Fienis, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.