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, 9 Maii, 1642.
Grant to Foxley.
RESOLVED, upon the Question, That, out of the Monies collected of the Members that come late to Prayers, Twenty Pounds shall be bestowed upon Mr. Foxley, a distressed Minister.
Letter from Hull, &c.
A Letter from Sir Christ. Wray and Mr. Hatcher, of the Sixth of May 1642, from Hull, concerning the Pinnace that lay in the Mouth of this River, who since conveyed Sir Lewis Dive into Holland, is returned to the Road of Scarborough. They likewise sent an Information, inclosed, of Words spoken by one Hyliard, that Nine of the Judges had given their Opinion, that the Fact of Sir Jo. Hotham's at Hull is Treason. They likewise informed, that Sydney Constable, who was summoned by an Order of this House, had received a Command, under his Majesty's own Hand, not to come.
Ordered, That this Letter from Sir Christ. Wray and Mr. Hatcher, and the Information inclosed, shall be sent up to the Lords by Mr. Strode;... is to acquaint the Lords, that this House is very sensible of the Breach of the Privilege of Parliament mentioned in the Letter; and have referred it to the Committee of this House, appointed to meet with the Committee of the Lords, to prepare an Answer to his Majesty's last Message, to think of some Way for the Vindication of this Privilege: And are of Opinion, that the said Hiliard, mentioned in the Letter, be forthwith summoned to attend.
Sir L. Dive.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Jo. Strangewayes shall be injoined to bring in Sir Lewis Dive within a Month, according to his former Engagement.
Ordered, That no Member of this House, nor of the Lords, shall hereafter be accepted of as Bail for any Delinquent to this House.
Lord Grandeson's Troop.
That this House doth declare, That they will not pay the Lord Grandeson's Troop, unless Captain St. Johns have the Command of it;
Upon the Proposal of this Question;
|The House was divided:|
|The Yeas went forth.|
|Sir Edw. Alford,||Tellers for the Noe, 53.|
|Sir Christ. Yelverton,||Tellers for the Yea, 122.|
|Mr. Arth. Goodwyn,|
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth declare, That they will not pay the Lord Grandezan's Troop, unless Captain John St. Johns have the Command of it.
Resolved, upon the Question, That these Words, "as Captain," shall be added to the former Order.
Resolved, upon ..., That this House doth approve of Mr. Denzell Holles to be Deputy-lieutenant of the County of Wiltes.
Distressed Ministers, &c.
Ordered, That the Sum of Two hundred Pounds shall be allowed out of the Monies that come in upon the Act of Contribution, for the Relief of such poor distressed Ministers, and other English, in the Town of Bandenbrigg, that have yet had no Relief: And it is referred to the Committee for Contributions to issue out these Monies.
Ordnance, &c. for Munster.
Ordered, That the Lords be desired to join with this House in an Order to the Officers of the Ordnance, That Four Field-pieces of the Port of Four Pound Bullet, with Carriages, and other Tackle necessary, be forthwith delivered out of his Majesty's Stores, to be sent over to the Lord President of Munster, for the Service of that Province.
Mr. Martin went up with this Message.
He was likewise appointed to desire a Conference concerning the Magazine at Monmouth, &c.
Ordered, That the personal Entertainment of the Commanders and Officers that have petitioned this House, and whose Accounts are certified, shall be forthwith paid out of the Poll-money: And Mr. Wheeler is desired to take Order for the Payment of the said Monies speedily.
Ordered, That it be referred to the former Committee, to consider what Engagement this House hath made for the Payment of the Waggon-money to the Captains and Officers; and to consider of the State of the Business; and to report it To-morrow Morning.
Sir Jo. Merrick, Mr. Cage, and Mr. Wheeler, are added to this Committee.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Strode brings Answer, That the Lords do agree, that they will send for Hiliard: And they will take some Course, that their Orders may be better observed hereafter.
Examination of Wayle.
There was an Examination brought into the House of one Edward Wayle, who endeavoured to pass to Lisborne by a counterfeit Pass, was read; and the Examination, together with some Letters taken about him, were referred to the Committee for Informations.
A Letter from Mr. Thomson at Edenborough to Mr. Johnston here at London, concerning Three thousand Foot of the Scotts, and Two hundred Horse, arrived in Ireland, and now in actual Service; and likewise a Copy of a Letter from Sir Phelim Oneile to the Lord Montroe; was read.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Marten brings Answer, That the Lords do agree with this House, about the Sending of the Four Fieldpieces to Munster: They likewise agree to a present Conference, by Committees of both Houses, concerning the Magazine at Monmouth; and other Heads, formerly ordered.
Transporting a Horse.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Peter Wych shall have a Warrant under Mr. Speaker's Hand, for the Transporting of One Horse into France.
The House accordingly went up to this Conference.
Assembly of Divines.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for calling an Assembly of godly and learned Divines, to be consulted with by the Parliament, for the Settling of the Government and Liturgy of the Church.
2da vice lecta est Billa pradicta; and, upon Question committed unto a Committee of the whole House: And they are to meet upon it on Wednesday in the Afternoon, at Two of Clock.
Resolved, That Monday next shall be appointed for the House to nominate evil Counsellors, and the malignant Party.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Holles is appointed to acquaint the Lords, That this House hath appointed Monday next, to nominate the evil Counsellors: And to desire them, that they would take Order, that the Militia might be put in Execution in the mean time.
He is likewise to desire, That the Lords would hasten the Declaration, concerning the Evils, and the Remedies; and the Commission for the additional Forces by Sea; and to acquaint them, that the House intends to meet To-morrow at Eight, and to adjourn at Ten; to the end that such as would, might see the Militia of the City of London exercised.
He is likewise to acquaint the Lords, That this House does approve of Sir Ed. Loftus to be Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Yorke; and of himself, to be Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Wiltes.
Time of Meeting, &c.
Ordered, That the House shall meet To-morrow at Eight; and adjourn at Ten; to the end, that such as please may see the Militia of the City of London exercised.
Correspondence with Scotland.
An Answer of the Council of Scotland to the King and Parliament, concerning the Differences between the King and his Parliament; dated at Edinburgh the Two-andtwentieth Day of April 1642; was this Day read.
And it was informed, that the Council in Scotland had commanded the Lord Lowdon to come to his Majesty with this Answer; and some other Instructions; and that, if his Majesty commanded him, he should come farther: His Majesty was pleased to command him to come no farther.
That the Lord Lowdon sent this Answer to the Commissioners here; and that they received it from them.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Declaration do meet this Afternoon, at Four... Clock, in the Court of Wards: And that they bring in the same on Wednesday Morning next.
Charge against Strode, &c.
Ordered, That the Charge against Sir Geo. Strode and Mr. Spencer shall be read, and carried up to the Lords To-morrow.
Correspondence with Scotland.
Ordered, That a Conference be desired with the Lords: And at That Conference this Paper, now received from the Scotts, be communicated unto them: And that they be acquainted, what Sense this House has of the Testimony the Scotts have given of their Affections to the King and Parliament; and have thought fit to return them Thanks, for their good Concurrence with this House, in desiring his Majesty to return to his Parliament: And that they intend to send unto them a Declaration, at large, of all the Passages between the King's Majesty and them; and to desire from them such Particulars as they have received from his Majesty, as concern the Passages of this Parliament.
Depositions to be printed.
Ordered, That Mr. Perepointe shall, To-morrow, acquaint the House, what he has done in collecting such Depositions as the House thinks fit to be printed.
Orders of the Day.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker shall, every Morning, presently after Prayers, before any other Business be moved, acquaint the House with the Orders of the Day.
Book of Rates.
Ordered, That the Sub-committee for the Orders to be printed with the Book of Rates, where Mr. Glyn has the Chair, shall meet on Wednesday next, at Two .. Clock, in the Star-chamber; and shall bring in the said Orders to this House immediately, without reporting to the Grand Committee on Saturday Morning next.
The humble Petition of the Mayor and Aldermen of the City .. Bristoll was read: And
Ordered, That the Collectors and Receivers of the Contribution-money for Ireland, within the City of Bristoll, do detain such Monies in their Hands, as are gathered upon that Act: And that John Locke Mayor of Bristoll, Jo. Gunninge Alderman, Jo. Tomlinson, Andrew Charleton, Rich. Holworth, Zekiel Wallis, Aldermen, and Rich. Aldworth, Merchant, shall be authorized to dispose of and distribute the said Monies so collected, to such distressed Protestants as are fled out of Ireland to that City; and to take a Note of the several Names of such Persons, to whom they distribute the same; and what Sums they do severally distribute: And that they make a Certificate thereof to this House; as also of what Sums in the Total they do collect, by virtue of the Act of Contribution. And this House, as there is further Cause, will take care for Relief of those distressed Protestants there.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Hollis brings Answer of the Message he carried up to the Lords; That, as for all as concerns themselves, they agree to it.