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 Mercurii, 11 Maii, 1642.
THAT the Committee for the Declaration do withdraw.
St. Gregorie's Church.
Ordered, That the Committee for St. Gregorie's by Paule's do meet this Afternoon, at Two post meridiem, in the Court of Wards; and that they give notice to the Parishioners of St. Gregorie's to attend: And that Doctor Eden * * * .
Ordered, That the Committee for the Fines of Delinquents do meet de die in diem: And that Mr. Strode, be added.
Ordered, That the Auditors do certify, whether the Members of the House have paid their Poll-money as they were assessed the highest in the Four first Subsidies, according to the Clause in the Statute: And that an Order be sent to the Treasurers and Benchers of the Four Inns of Court, to certify whether the Barristers and other Students of the Inns of Court and Chancery have paid the Poll-money according to the Act; and to certify the Names of all the Benchers, Barristers, and Students, that have paid, and not paid: And likewise, that the Judges of each Bench, and the Principals of the Inns of Chancery, do certify, whether the several Officers of the several Courts, Clerks, and Attornies, have paid the Poll-money, according to the Act; and to return the Names of all such as have paid, and as have not paid: And that the like Order be sent to the Doctors Commons, to certify, whether the Doctors, Advocates, and Proctors, and others there, liable by the Act, have paid their Pollmoney; and that the Doctors certify who have paid, and who have not paid: And the several Parties within named, whom it may concern, are required to return the said Certificates, within a Week after the End of this Term.
Mr. Long, Mr. Strode, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Pury, * Pennington, * Vassall, * Soame, * Spurstoe, * Lane, * Whistler, are appointed to consider which is the best Way for the Commissioners of the Poll-money in London to collect the Monies payable by that Act from the Yeomanry of the City: And that they do prepare an Order to that Purpose, and present it to the House: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Treasury-chamber.
Thanks to the City.
Ordered, That the Members that serve for the City do return Thanks to the City, from this House, for their kind Entertainment of such Members of the House as were there Yesterday.
That the Collectors of the Poll-money, in each County, do, by a Day certain, pay in the Monies that are in their Hands, either upon the original Poll-bill, or upon the Order of Review, into the Hands of the Treasurers of London, appointed by the Act.
The Committee for the State of Accounts do receive the Account of the Treasurers of the Subsidies and Fifteens, granted 21° Jac. And, if there be any Arrears in the Treasurers Hands, they have Power to receive it: And they are to think of some Discharge to be given to the Treasurers.
Money, &c Committee.
The Committee for Money and the State of the Accounts, do take some Course for the Putting of the Orders concerning Monies into Execution.
That Mr. Reynolds do draw a Bill to enlarge the Time for Subscriptions to the Adventure for Ireland.
Ordered, That the Committee for Money do meet this Afternoon in the Treasury-chamber.
Ordered, That the Committee for Adventurers do examine and certify, whether all the Members that have underwrit to the Adventure of Ireland, have paid in their Monies according to their Subscriptions.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Rob. Riche and Doctor Aylett;
Irish Adventurers Commission.
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you the Draught of a Commission, which they have considered of, and assented unto, concerning the Adventurers by Sea for Ireland: They desire you would peruse it, and expedite it.
Abuses in Wines.
They have likewise sent down an Act prepared for the preventing the Abuses in Wines.
Mr. Whistler, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Lisle, are to peruse and consider of the Commission sent from the Lords.
Message to Lords.
Sir H. Mildmay is likewise to desire the Lords to expedite the Propositions propounded at the Conference on Monday laft.
Fining the Convocation.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill for Fining the Convocation men do meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Star-chamber.
Recusants Arrears, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee for Arrears of Recusants do meet To-morrow, post meridiem, in the Treasurychamber: And that they do consider of the best and speediest Way for Raising of Monies upon Recusants.... to the War of Ireland.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Chairmen of all publick Committees shall have Power to send to private Committees, to call them to attend the Publick, at such Times as he shall want Number to make a Committee: And that such as shall refuse to come, he shall return their Names to the House.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Riche and Dr. Aylett;
The Lords do desire a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning a Letter which their Lordships have received this Day from the French Ambassador; and likewise concerning the Matter of Gunpowder.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
The Managers of the last Conference are appointed Reporters of this.
Answer from Lords.
Sir H. Mildmay brings Answer, That the Lords will give a present Meeting, as is desired: And, as touching the Particulars propounded at the Conference on Monday last, they have considered of them, and given Directions for the Putting of them all in Execution.
Riots in Forests, &c.
Mr. Solicitor, according to an Order Yesterday, presented the Copy of an Order for Preventing of Riots in the Forests, Chaces, and Parks of his Majesty: Which was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto: And Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor do carry it up to the Lords, to desire their Concurrence therein.
Conference; Providing Gunpowder.
Mr. Pym reports the Conference desired on the Lords Part, begun by the Lord Keeper:
That the Lords had considered of the great Want of Gunpowder:
That they had named a Committee for Gunpowder of Six; and had given Power to their Committee to meet at such Times and Places as they shall think fit.
Resolved, upon the Question, That there shall be a Committee named to join with the Lords, to consider of the Providing of Gunpowder.
* Evelyn, * Vassall, * Potts, * Pury, * Vane, * Ven, Lord Wenman, * Spurstoe, * Cage, Mr. Rolle, * Holland, * Mildmay;
This Committee is appointed to meet with a proportionable Committee of the Lords, to consider of Means to furnish the Kingdom with Gunpowder: And have Power to meet at such Times and Places as they shall think fit.
Affairs of the Palatinate.
Mr. Pym further reports, That there was another Branch of that Conference delivered by the Earl of Holland: That the French Ambassador had delivered to their Lordships an Abstract of a Letter from the French King his Master; wherein he expressed, that he hoped there was some Mistake of Sir Tho. Row, Ambassador to the King of Great Brittaine, in a Proposition made by him to the King of Hungarie; "That the King of Brittaine, would assist the House of Austria with Men and Arms, so as the Pallatinate may be delivered up:" Which the King of France conceived must be against him; and also against the States of Holland; but could not believe, that the King of Great Brittaine, or his Parliament, would have made any such Offer against the King of France and his Allies: And commands his Ambassador to make Complaint thereof to the King and Parliament. The Paper itself was read. And he said further, That the Ambassador had acquainted the Lord Faulkland therewith; to the End his Majesty may be made acquainted with it: And that the Lords conceived it to be a Thing of great Consequence.
That a Day shall be appointed for taking into Consideration this Paper of Advice to the French Ambassador, of the Business concerning the Palatinate.
Ordered, That the Debate of the Extract of a Letter sent to the French Ambassador, and delivered at this Conference, concerning this Business of the Palatinate, be resumed on Tuesday next.
St. Gregorie's Church.
Ordered, That, in this Case of St. Gregorie's, in respect it is no Impeachment, but a Declaration of the Injuries done to the Parishioners, and of their private Interest, that no Members of this House shall attend the Management of it before the Lords.
Mr. Reynolds reports the Amendments to the Commission: Which were read; and assented unto; and ordered to be presently sent to the Clerk of the Crown.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of many of his Majesty's Subjects, the Clothiers and others, in the County of Kent, be referred to the Committee for Clothing, where Mr. Whittlock has the Chair.