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, 2 Mai, 1642.
Forces at Chester.
A LETTER from Sir Mich. Ernley, of the last of April, to Mr. Speaker; concerning Monies to be sent for the Soldiers at Chester, and Arms to exercise them with, was read; and referred to the Commissioners for Irish Affairs.
Money for Ireland.
Ordered, That Six thousand Pounds of the Monies lent by the Merchant-adventurers, be forthwith paid to Mr. Loftus, Deputy Treasurer at Wars for Ireland; to be employed by the Directions of the Commissioners for the Transporting of the Six thousand Men, and such other Uses, for the Irish Affairs, as they shall think fit.
Sir H. Mildmay is appointed to acquaint the Merchant-adventurers with the Desires of this House to pay Six thousand Pounds to Mr. Loftus, for the Affairs of Ireland, according to the Order of this House.
Leave to go to Ireland.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Ogle shall have Leave to go into Ireland, upon the Command he has in the Service of that Kingdom: And that he shall notwithstanding continue a Member of this House.
Payment of Assessments.
Ordered, That the Knights and Burgesses of the Counties and Boroughs respectively do, by the best Means they can, persuade and encourage the Counties and Boroughs respectively, to the chearful and ready Payment of the Monies charged and assessed by the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds: And when they shall receive any Informations of any Obstructions in the Payment of the same Monies, they shall acquaint the House therewith.
Mr. Owner acquaints the House, that the Town of Yarmouth has collected an Hundred and Thirty Pounds upon the Act of Contribution.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of the poor distressed Ministers, in the Diocese of Derry * * * *
Arms for Ireland.
A List of such Arms as are to be issued out of his Majesty's Magazine of the Tower of London, by the Officers of his Majesty's Ordnance, to be sent into the Province of Munster, was read; and likewise a Warrant from his Majesty, for the Delivery of such Arms out of his Stores to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, or such as he shall appoint for the Service of Ireland, as shall be directed by Order of both Houses: And Mr. Reynolds is to draw up an Order to that Purpose.
Ordered, That Mr. Chute of Lombard-street shall be excused from preaching at the next Fast, in regard of the Infirmity of his Body: And that Mr. Obadiah Sedgewick shall be desired to preach in his room.
Whereas Mr. Webb of the County of Gloucester, has offered to lend One hundred Pounds freely, without Consideration; and to accept of Repayment out of the last Payment of the Monies upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds in Gloucestershire: The House does accept of this as a good Service; and does order, that he shall pay it into the Chamber of London, to the Treasurers appointed by that Act to receive the same: And that he shall be repaid out of the last Monies that shall be collected in Gloucestershire, upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds, as is desired.
Victory in Leinster.
The Relation of a great Victory obtained by the English against the Rebels in Leinster, was this Day read; and ordered to be forthwith printed: And that Mr. Pym do prepare a Letter to be sent to the Earl of Ormond, in Acknowledgment of his great Service done herein.
Affairs at Yorke and Hull.
Mr. Rushworth gives Account to the House of his Journey to Yorke and Hull, * * * *
The Copy of the Petition delivered to his Majesty at Yorke, Saturday, the last of April, by the High Sheriff, in the Name of the Knights, Gentry, and Freeholders of the County of Yorke, who have subscribed thereunto, was read; and many of the Names that subscribed it were likewise read.
That a Message be sent to the Lords to desire a Conference: And that, at That Conference, Mr. Rushworth make the same Relation he made here, of all that passed at Yorke and Hull, since his Arrival there.
That a Copy of the Petition presented by the Sheriff, and the rest of the Gentry of the County of Yorke, on Saturday last, be read.
Londonderry, &c. Ministers.
Ordered, That the Petition this Day presented to the House, on the Behalf of the Ministers of Londonderry and Colerane (a List of whose Names was delivered in with the Petition) be referred to the Committee for Contribution.
Yorke Petition to the King.
That the High Sheriff and the rest of the Gentry and Commoners, of the County of Yorke, that presented this Petition to his Majesty, at Yorke, on Saturday last, have thereby done good Service to his Majesty and Parliament; and that it is fit they should have Thanks returned unto them: And that Thanks be returned unto the Sheriff by a Letter from both Houses; and by him to be communicated to the rest of the Gentry, and the Commoners:
And Sir Hen. Cholmeley and Mr. Pelham * * * *
Messages to Lords.
Mr. Arth. Goodwyn is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire their Lordships to sit a while; in regard this House shall come unto them, upon Business of great Importance.
Sir Philip Stapilton went up to the Lords, to desire a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, concerning Informations this House has received from Yorke and Hull: And to acquaint them, that this House intends to sit this Afternoon, at Four of Clock: And to desire the Lords to do the like.
Yorkshire Committee, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Committee of some Yorkeshire Gentlemen, Members of this House, be forthwith sent into Yorkeshire, with such Instructions as shall be agreed on by the Parliament.
The Lords are to be acquainted with this Resolution: And to leave it to their Lordships to do herein what they shall think fit.
Affairs at Hull, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Committee of the Lords and Commons to whom the last Messages concerning Hull is referred, be desired to expedite that Answer to his Majesty; and to take into Consideration the Informations now received from Yorke and Hull; and to consider what is fit to be done thereupon; and to prepare Instructions for the Committee that is appointed to be sent into Yorkeshire.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Holles, Mr. Marten, are appointed Managers of this Conference.
Ld. Digby's Impeachment.
Ordered, That these Words, "and thereby did actually levy War against the King," be inserted into One of the Articles of Impeachment, sent up from this House, against the Lord Digby.
Yorke Petition to the King.
Ordered, That the Petition presented by the Sheriff, Gentry, and Commoners, of the County of Yorke, unto his Majesty, at Yorke, on Saturday last, be forthwith printed.
Debt to Leigh.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for securing and establishing a Debt due unto Wolley Leigh Esquire.
Lords will sit.
Mr. Arth. Goodwyn brings Answer, That the Lords will sit awhile.
Sir Philip Stapilton brings Answer, That the Lords will give a present Meeting, at a Conference, by a Committee of the whole House, as is desired: And that their Lordships will sit this Afternoon, at Four of Clock.
Ordered, That Sir H. Herbert shall make Report of the Case of the Election of Andevor, To-morrow Morning, peremptorily: And that the Serjeant give him Notice of this Order.
Proceedings concerning Hull, &c.
Mr. Pym reports from the Conference, That the Lords do agree to all the Propositions made by this House, upon the Informations this Day made from Yorke and Hull: And do agree, that a Committee should be sent into Yorkeshire; and have appointed the Lord Howard, of Eskrig, of their House: And do desire that the Committee of both Houses, appointed to prepare an Answer to the last Messages from his Majesty concerning Hull, do meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock.
Sir Philip Stapilton, Sir Hugh Cholmeley, Sir H. Cholmeley, are appointed to go as Committees into Yorkeshire, with such Instructions as shall be agreed upon by both Houses.
Ordered, That the Committee of both Houses appointed to consider of an Answer to his Majesty's last Messages concerning Hull, do meet this Afternoon, at Two, in the Painted Chamber.
House to meet.
Ordered, That the House shall meet this Afternoon, at Four of Clock.
ORDERED, That the like Order concerning the Payment and Collection of the Customs, as was made on the Twenty-fourth of March last, shall be now made and sent to the Customers: And they required forthwith to send them to the Out Ports.
Warrant to Manwood.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Manwood shall have a Warrant, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, to transport himself, Two Servants, and Three Horses, beyond the Seas, and his necessary Baggage.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act to prevent the Increase of new Buildings.
12 vice lecta est Billa, An Act for Confirmation of certain Letters Patents, made unto Sir Cornelius Vermuyden, and others, &;c.
Pass for Knightley, &c.
Ordered, That Sir Ferdinando Knightley, Lieutenant Colonel in the Service of the States of the United Provinces; and Captain Jo. Moore, and Captain Charles Essex, in the Employment of the same Estates; with Five of their Servants; may have a Warrant, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, to transport themselves, and Seven Horses, into Holland.
Ld. Digby's Impeachment.
Sir Jo. Evelyn is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire that the Words this Morning agreed upon by this House to be added to the Lord Digby's Impeachment, may be added accordingly.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act to enable Sir Jo. Blagrave, Knight, to make a Jointure to his Wife, &c.; and, upon Question, committed unto Sir Ro. Pye, Mr. Cage, Sir Jo. Northcott, Mr. Scawen, Sir Ro. Coke, Sir Mart. Lumley, Sir Jo. Bampfield, Mr. White, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Peard, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Bond, Sir Jo. Holland, Mr. Heveningham, Mr. Constantine, Mr. Sandys, Mr. Nicholls, Sir Wm. Massam, Mr. Pury, Mr. Jo. Goodwyn, Mr. Grimstone, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Lisle, Sir Jo. Young: And are to meet on Friday in the Afternoon, at Two, in the Court of Wards: And the Parties interested are to have notice hereof, * * Parties, &c.
Examination of Hort.
Ordered, That Mr. Bond do carry this Examination of John Hort, of London, Master of the good Ship called The Protection of London, and taken at Plymouth, concerning a Barque of Seventy Tons ...
Ordered, That the Adventurers of the additional Forces by Sea, shall have the Use of Ten of the King's Shallops, lying in the King's Yard at Dettford, with the Guns, Tackle, and all Things belonging to them; provided that the said Adventurers do return the said Boats safe and good into the said Yard again, after the Service ended.
Privilege-Difference between Holles, &c.
Mr. Rowse reports from the Committee appointed to consider of the Matter of Difference between Mr. Holles, and Captain Ogle, That it appeared to the Committee, that the Provocation was given by Mr. Holles.
Resolved, upon that Question, That Capt. Ogle shall be discharged from any further Question, or Trouble, in this Business.
The Question was propounded, Whether Capt. Ogle should have any Reparations made him;
And then the Question was put, Whether this Question should be put, or No: And
It passed with the Negative.
Sir E. Coke's Books.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Printing of several Books made by Sir Edw. Coke Knight, deceased, late Chief Justice of the King's Bench.
Arms, &c. for Ireland.
It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That according to a Tenor of a Warrant from his most Excellent Majesty, under his Highness' Signet, bearing Date the Fifteenth Day of November last, to the Right Honourable the Earl of Newport directed, That the Officers of his Majesty's Ordnance and Armory, in the Tower of London, shall forthwith deliver, upon Indenture, unto the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, or to such Person or Persons as he shall appoint to receive the same, out of the Stores and Magazines in the Tower, such Arms and Ammunition, of all Sorts, as are specified in a List herewith sent; which Lists hath been allowed and agreed upon by both Houses of Parliament: The said Arms and Ammunition to be sent into the Province of Munster in Ireland, for his Majesty's Service there.
Mr. Reynolds carried up this Order to the Lords, to desire their Assent unto it.
Maimed Seamen, &c.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the better Relief of maimed and shipwrecked Seamen, their Widows and Children.
A Copy of the Lords Justices and Council's Letters to Mr. Secretary Nicholas, of the Three-and twentieth of April, in Answer to his Majesty's Intentions, sent unto them concerning his coming into Ireland: Some Circumstances propounded to his Majesty's Consideration upon that Business, was likewise read.
A Copy of the Lords Justices Letters to the Lord Lieutenant, of the Three-and-twentieth of April, concerning some Propositions of Ammunition, Victuals, Clothes, and other Provisions, to be speedily sent over unto them, was likewise read.
A Branch of Sir Jo. Gifford's Letters to the Lords Justices, concerning Colonel Beling and Colonel Cullyns, labouring the French King to send Twenty thousand Men, well accommodated, into Ireland, upon their Promise to deliver that Kingdom into his Hands.
That the Debate of the Report made by Mr. Pym be respited till To-morrow Morning.