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 Martis, 19 Aprilis, 1642.
Lynne Regis Petition.
THE humble Petition of divers Aldermen, Freemen and Inhabitants of the Town of Lynne Regis, in the County of Norfolk, whose Names are annexed, to the Number of Two hundred and Fifty Persons, was read; and nothing done upon it.
Mr. Trenchard reports from the Committee, the Account of the Monies that have been disbursed for the Payment of Five Companies of the Trained Bands of Yorkeshire, drawn into the Town of Kingston upon Hull by Sir Jo. Hotham Knight and Baronet, according to an Ordinance of Parliament, dated Jan. 12th, 1641, from January 16th until March the 14th, 1641: Which was by Vote, upon the Question, approved of.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of the Inhabitants of the Towns and Ports of the County of Dorset, with the Places adjacent, (the which was this Day presented to the House) be referred to the Committee for One per Cent.
Ordered, That whosoever shall not be here at Prayers every Morning at Eight of Clock, shall pay Twelvepence to the Poor: And every Member that shall come after Prayers, is ordered to pay Twelve-pence to the Serjeant at Arms, without any further Demand.
Letter to Sheriffs.
That the Knights of the several Shires shall add a Clause in this Letter that they are now to send to the Sheriffs; to require them from the House, to command the several Knights and Burgesses to come up forthwith to * * * * and that Notice be given, and Return thereof made.
Assembly of Divines.
That the Names of such Divines as shall be thought fit to be consulted with, concerning the Matter of the Church, be brought in To-morrow Morning.
That whereas Information is given here, that there goes a Report of a Note that should pass in this House, concerning the Non-payment in of the Subscription-monies; which is very false and of dangerous Consequence: It is Ordered, That Alderman Andrewes, who informed hereof, be required to take the best Care, to find out the Party that brought it him; and to send him hither.
Tonage and Poundage.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the House be forthwith resolved into a Grand Committee, to take into Consideration the Bill of Tonage and Poundage: And that those Propositions, concerning the Advancement and Regulating of Trade, be referred to this Committee.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Solicitor called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the House shall be resolved into a Grand Committee, on Thursday Morning next, at Nine of Clock, to proceed with the Bill of Tonage and Poundage.
Ordered, That the Lawyers of the House be injoined to attend the Sub-committee appointed to consider of the Propositions brought in by Mr. Green, for the Advancement of Trade.
Irish Army Pay.
Upon Mr. Pym's Report;
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Regiment of Foot, and Two Troops of Horse, and other Officers raised by the Lord President of Munster, upon the Warrant of the Lords Justices of Ireland, be taken into Pay, upon the same Foot of Account as the other Regiments in Ireland are, from the First Day of this Instant April: And the House doth further declare, that, for the Time past that they have been in Service, they will take them into Consideration hereafter, for a Recompence of their Service.
Ships for Defence of Ireland.
Ordered, That Mr. Long do go to the Lords, to desire them to hasten their Resolutions upon the Propositions for setting forth Ships for the Defence of Ireland, brought up unto the Lords Yesterday.
Irish Army Pay.
Resolved, upon the Question, That such Men in Leinster and Connaught, as have been raised by Commission, besides those that were raised to recruit the old Companies, shall be taken into Pay from the First of this instant April, upon the same Terms as other Regiments are: And for their Services past, will take them into Consideration, for a Recompence hereafter.
Arms, &c. for Ireland.
Resolved, That Four thousand Three hundred Fiftyone Pounds Ten Shillings and Eight-pence be provided for the Supplying and Furnishing of the Fort and Town of Kinsale, the Cities of Limmerick and Galloway, with Arms, Ammunition, and other Necessaries, for the Numbers of Men now to be sent to those Places: and for Store there; with the Land-carriage of those Provisions to Bristoll and Weymouth, where they are to be shipped.
Advance to Welden.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Fourscore Pounds be provided and advanced, upon Account, to Captain Welden, to be accounted for with the Thousand Pounds formerly advanced unto the said Captain Welden, for the Supply of the Fort of Duncannon, to pay for Cask and Freight of Shipping.
Provisions, &c. for Ireland.
Ordered, That Mr. Wheeler carry up to the Lords, To-morrow Morning, the Order for the Payment of Three thousand Pounds to Mr. Loftus, to be returned to the Commissary at Chester, for the Providing of Victuals for the Service of Ireland.
Ordered, That Five hundred Sixty-four Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence be paid out of the Monies that come in upon the Bill of Contribution, to Mr. Loftus, Deputy-treasurer at Wars, for the Payment of Caps and Stockings provided for the Soldiers.
Mr. Holles, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Strode, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Long, Sir Walth. Erle, Mr. Spurstoe, Sir Edw. Hales, Sir Robert Harley, Sir Arth. Hasilrig, Mr. Trenchard, Sir Jo. Harrison;
This Committee is appointed to consider of some Ways for the present Raising of a Stock of Money: And they are likewise to consider, what Engagements lie upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds: And to meet at such Times and Places as they shall think most convenient.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor and Mr. Serjeant Wilde do draw a short Bill to enable the Commissioners of the Poll-bill, to receive of the Yeomanry of London, so much upon that Bill as they shall be enabled to pay.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for Irish Affairs do consider of the Petition of Sir Rob. Dare, formerly delivered to the Committee for Irish Affairs.
Sir Wm. Belford.
Resolved, &c. That it be recommended to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to make Sir Wm. Belford Colonel of those Ten Troops of Horse, appointed to join with the Ten thousand Scotts.
Resolved, &c. That if any of the Captains of those Ten Troops do fail to raise their Troops, or, after they be raised, any of the Captains Places do fall, that then Sir Wm. Belford shall be recommended to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, to have the Command of a Troop.
Letters, &c. to Lords Justices.
Ordered, That Mr. Pym do write a Letter to be sent by Mr. Speaker to the Lords Justices of Ireland; and therein to inclose the King's Message concerning his going into Ireland; and the Answer of this House concerning the same.
Contribution for Ireland.
Ordered, That the several Sheriffs of the several Counties of this Kingdom, except the County of Devon, shall be required from this House, to summon the Commissioners upon the Act for Contribution for Ireland; and to receive from them such Monies as are come in upon the Act; and to return the same with all Speed to London, according to the Directions of the Act: And this Order is to be sent, with Mr. Speaker's Letter, to the Sheriffs, concerning the Subscription for Ireland.
Merchants of Corke.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for Ireland shall have Power to consider of the Petition of the Merchants of Corke in the Province of Munster; and the Letter from the Lord President concerning the same.
That a Swisse, who is indenizened by his Majesty's Letters Patents, shall be admitted to adventure Monies for Ireland; and to have the Benefit of the Act concerning the Propositions for the Rebels Lands in Ireland.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill for the better Maintenance of a Preaching Ministry, do meet this Afternoon, at Two post meridiem, in the Court of Wards: And Mr. Serjeant Wilde and Mr. Wheeler are added to this Committee.
Surveyor of Portesmouth.
Ordered, That Jo. Mansell, Surveyor of the Fortifications of Portesmouth, shall be listed among these other Officers and Soldiers of that Port; and be paid in the same Manner, and together with them, out of the Monies that are to come in upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds, in the County of Southampton.
The Articles of Impeachment of Sir. Edw. Dering were all read twice; and One by One, voted; and ordered to be ingrossed.
Ld. Digby's Impeachment.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Whittlock, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Sir Jo. Evelyn, do consider what Course is fit to be observed upon the Impeachment of the Lord Digby, in regard that the said Lord Digby is fled: And they are to bring in their Opinions To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That Mr. Constantine, Mr. Sandys, Mr. Whittlock, be added to the Committee appointed to draw a Bill, for the Enabling the Commissioners of London for the Poll-money, to receive Compositions of such of the Yeomanry, in the several Companies of London, as they shall judge not able to pay according to the Rates assessed by the Act of Poll-money.
Mr. Recorder's Impeachment.
Ordered, That the Impeachment of Mr. Recorder be brought in To-morrow Morning.
Whereas Mr. Nath. Burnand, an orthodox Divine, out of his Desire to advance the Preaching of the Gospel in the County of Northumberland; and being chosen by the Parishioners of Ovingham, to preach there; is willing (though to his great Charge) to remove his Family thither; this House doth very well approve of the good and pious Intention of the said Mr. Burnand.