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 Lunæ, 25 Aprilis, 1642.
Ships, &c. for Ireland.
ORDERED, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to desire their Lordships to expedite their Answer to the Propositions concerning the setting forth of Ships for the Relief of Ireland.
Mr. Fienis is appointed to carry up this Message.
He is likewise to carry up the Warrant for levying of Ten thousand Men for the Service of Ireland.
Proceedings concerning Hull.
There was a Copy of a Petition presented to the House, that was intituled from the Gentry and Commonalty of the County of Yorke, which was presented unto his Majesty; to desire him to keep the Magazine at Hull there, for the Defence of his Majesty's Person and that County.
The House was likewise informed, that the Duke of Yorke, the Prince Elector, the Earl of Perth, and the E. of Newport, went to Hull on Friday last: And that his Majesty was resolved to go on Saturday Morning.
That a Conference shall be desired with the Lords, concerning an Information that this House has received of a Petition delivered to his Majesty, for the Stay of the Magazine at Hull, contrary to the Order and Desires of both Houses.
The Lord Fairefax is appointed to go up with this Message.
Sir Ph. Stapilton, Sir Hugh Cholmeley, Mr. Hampden, are appointed to prepare Heads for this Conference; and to manage it.
Persons to attend.
That Sir F. Wortley, Sir Wm. Wentworth, Sir Jo. Gibson, Sir Tho. Mettam, Sir Rich. Hutton, Sir Paul Neale, Mr. Brian Palmes, Mr. Geo. Butler, Mr. Dawney, Mr. Mountaine, Captain Franck, be forthwith summoned to attend this House: And that the Lords be desired to concur in this Vote.
Ordered, That the Charge against Mr. Recorder ****
Loan from Merchant Adventurers.
Sir H. Mildmay and Sir Tho. Berrington, are appointed to treat with the Merchant-adventurers for the Loan of Twenty thousand Pounds.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Fienis brings Answer, That the Lords, both to the Propositions for the Ships, and the Warrants for raising of Ten thousand Pounds, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Merchant Adventurers Petition.
The humble Petition of the Governors, Assistants, and Fellowship of the Merchant-adventurers of England, was this Day read; and ordered to be referred to the Grand Committee for the Bill of Tonage and Poundage, to take into their Consideration.
Letters, &c. from the King.
A Message from the Lords by Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page;
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you these Letters sent from his Majesty to the Lord Keeper: And there is therein inclosed his Majesty's Answer to the Petition from both Houses, presented to his Majesty by the Earl of Stampford, and Two Members of this House.
Letter, &c. from the King.
A Message from the Lords by Serjeant Whittfield and Serjeant *;
The Lords having this Morning received a Letter from his Majesty, with a Message, and a printed Paper inclosed, they have commanded us to deliver unto you the Letter, the Message, and * * *
The Letter, the Message, and the printed Paper inclosed, were all read.
Sir Philip Stapilton * * *
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords by Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page:
That whereas this House has often desired that the Ordinance of Parliament might be put in Execution, that there are several Instruments that have lain by them these Ten Days that concerns some Members: And therefore they have sent them to this House.
Transporting Hull Magazine.
Ordered, That the Estimate of the Charge of Two Collier Ships to be employed for the Transportation of the Magazine from Hull to the Tower of London, be referred to the Consideration of the Navy: And they are to bring in their Opinions upon it To-morrow Morning.
Lord Fairefax brings Answer, that the Lords will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
King's Answer to Petition.
Ordered, That this Message sent from his Majesty to both Houses, in Answer to their Petition concerning his Journey into Ireland, be taken into Consideration Tomorrow Morning.
|Surrey.||Dr. Staunton of Kingston,||Approved.|
|Dr. Feateley of Lambeth,|
|Stafford.||F. Coke of Yoxhall,||Approved.|
|Jo. Lightfoote of Ashley,|
|Salop.||Mr. Edw. Corbett of Oxon,||Approved.|
|Master of Arts,|
|Mr. Sam. Heldersham,|
Persons to be sent up from Yorkshire.
A Message from the Lords by Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page;
The Lords have taken into Consideration the Propositions made at the last Conference for the Sending up for the Gentlemen of Yorkshire, and do agree unto it: And have made an Order for the Sending up for them.
Exceptions were taken to those named by the Knights and Burgesses of Cumberland.
And the Question being put, upon Mr. Dawes and Mr. Rich. Smith, formerly named by the Knights and Burgesses of that County;
It passed with the Negative.
And Dr. Hoyle and Mr. Bridges of Yarmouth, in the County of Norfolk, named in their Places and approved of.
Mr. Hampden, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Glyn, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Fienis, Sir Rob. Harley, Mr. Whitlock, Sir Philip Stapleton, Serjeant Wilde, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Rouse, Lord Falkland, Sir Arth. Hesilrig, Dr. Eden, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Arth. Ireby, Sir Tho. Dacres, Mr. Hatchet, Mr. Whitacre, Mr. Arth. Goodwyn, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Christ. Wray, Mr. Selden, Sir Sam. Rolle, Mr. Hill, Mr. Salloway:
This Committee is to consider of the readiest Way to put in execution the Resolutions of this House, in consulting with such Divines as they have named, touching the Government of the Church, &c.: And are to meet To-morrow at Two of Clock, in the Star-chamber.
Burgesses of Bristoll.
Ordered, That Mr. Peard shall, To-morrow Morning peremptorily, report the Case concerning the Burgesses of Bristoll.
Ordered, That Sir H. Herbert, do make Report, Tomorrow Morning peremptorily, concerning the Election of Andover. The Serjeant's Man is to give him particular Notice of this Order.
Resolved, &c. That no more Names of Divines for England and Wales shall be added to the Number already chosen.
Whereas Information is given to the House, that Newton, and Mayo, now in the Custody of the Keeper of the Gatehouse, by Order of the House, are material Witnesses against Two Priests that are presently to be tried; It is this Day Ordered, That the said Newton and Mayo be discharged of any further Restraint: But they required and ordered, by this House, to go to Signior Amerigo, to make that Submission this House formerly ordered them to make.