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 Veneris, 13 Maii, 1642.
Scotch Forces in Ireland.
ORDERED, That it be referred to the Commissioners for Irish Affairs, to take into their Consideration the Execution of the several Propositions made from the Scotts, concerning Provision of Meal, if in case they cannot settle it in a better Way.
Resolved, That if this House shall yield to the Proposition concerning the General Secretary, it will draw a Charge upon themselves, having denied the same to their own Army.
Resolved, &c. That both Houses of Parliament, or such Commissioners or Committees as shall be thereunto authorized by both Houses, shall give to the Council of Scotland a Month's Warning, for the Disbanding of their Army.
Resolved, &c. That this House holds fit, that the First of June shall be the Day the Account of the Three Months shall begin, for the whole Ten thousand Scotts; and the Commissioners of this House shall acquaint the Scotts Commissioners herewith.
Ordered, That the Commissioners likewise propound unto the Scotts Commissioners, That if they cannot readily raise their Numbers in Scotland, that if they will take those Forces of their own Nation, that are already in actual Service in Ulster, as Part of their Number of Ten thousand Men, that this House will take them into present Pay.
Ordered, That the Proposition concerning the Lord Conway's and Sir Jo. Clotworthie's Regiment, to be under the Command of the Scotts General, be referred to the Consideration of the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland.
Resolved, &c. That this House will not undertake to pay any Officers of the Field of a Regiment, till the Regiment be complete; but, upon the Return of the Muster-roll, when it shall appear what Officers and Men are with the Regiment there, they will consider of it: And, as to the Proposition concerning Pay to be allowed to the General Officers, from the Time of the Signing of the Treaty, this House doth resolve, that when the Treaty shall be subscribed, and this House shall be informed in what Readiness the Men are, this House will take it into Consideration, and give an Answer.
Ordered, That the Proposition of the Frames be referred to the Consideration of the Commissioners for Irish Affairs.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Scotts shall have convenient Allowance for their Surgeons Chests, as the Surgeons in the English Army have; and that it be referred to the Commissioners for Irish Affairs, to consider of that Allowance.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Proposition concerning the Transporting of the Scotts, after their Service done, being a Matter of Honour and Bounty, the House will consider them therein, as those of their own Army.
Resolved, upon the Question, That it being agreed upon, that the same Allowance should be made to the Scotts Army as to the English; and that in this Particular concerning the Pay to the Work-masters of the Artillery, the same Proportion is allowed to the Scotts as to the English; the House holds it not fit to recede from their former Vote.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the House holds not fit to make the Entertainment of the Pioneers in the Scotts Army, more constant than it is in the English Army.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Proposition of issuing forth the Commissions for the Horse Troops to join with the Scotts Forces in Ireland, be referred to the Commissioners for Irish Affairs; who, as the House is informed, have already taken Order herein.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Proposition for Monies to be provided for the Regiments that first landed in Ireland; and for the Lord of Lawer's Regiment; and such other Companies and Regiments as shall land there; be referred to the Commissioners for Irish Affairs; who have likewise already taken some Order in it.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Proposition concerning Arms to be sent into Scotland, and the Demicannon into Carrickfergus, be referred to the Commissioners for Irish Affairs; who have likewise already taken some Order herein.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Proposition concerning a Magazine of spare Arms to be laid in at Carrickfergus, for the Service of the Scotts, be referred to the Commissioners for Irish Affairs.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Proposition concerning Arms to be provided for the Horse Troops, be referred to the Commissioners for Irish Affairs.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of this House, appointed to treat with the Scotts Commissioners, do prepare an Answer to the Declaration delivered from the Scotts Commissioners, according to the Sense of the House, expressed at the Conference when the said Declaration was delivered to the Lords, and present it to the House: And that Mr. Pym be added to this Committee.
Earl of Ormond.
A Letter from the Earl of Ormond, of the Fifth of of May, in Answer to a Letter sent from Mr. Speaker, taking notice of his good Service, &c. was this Day read; and ordered to be printed.
Safety of Newcastle.
Ordered, That the Information this Day given to the House by Mr. Blackiston, of Matters concerning the Safety of Newcastle, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for scandalous Ministers: Who are to meet upon it this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Court of Wards: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records.
The Articles of Impeachment of Sir Tho. Gardiner Knight, Recorder of the City of London, were this Day read, first all together, and then One by One; and voted particularly; and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be ingrossed.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Ayloffe and Serjeant Whittfeild;
The Lords have considered the Points of the Message Yesterday; and have agreed unto all but the Commission for the Foot Companies; for which they have appointed Four Lords of their House; and desire that this House will appoint a proportionable Number, to meet presently in the Painted Chamber for the Perfe * * *
Mr. Holles, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Wm. Lewes, Sir Wm. Armyn, Serjeant Wilde, *Holland, Mr. Long, appointed to meet presently, with a proportionable Committee of the Lords, in the Painted Chamber, upon the Commissions for the Foot Companies.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the House has considered their Lordships Message; and has appointed a proportionable Committee to meet presently, as is desired.
Letter to Yorke Committee.
Mr. Hampden, Mr. Marten, Mr. Pym, Mr. Waller, are appointed to withdraw presently, to prepare a Letter to be sent to the Committees at Yorke, in Answer to their Letter.
Loan from the City.
Sir Ro. Pye, Sir Arth. Ingram, Sir H. Mildmay, Mr. Glyn, Sir Wm. Litton, Sir Edw. Hales, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir Martin Lumly, Mr. Holles, Sir Jo. Harrison, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Sir Walth. Erle, Mr. Jennour;
This Committee is appointed to go to the several Companies of the City of London, and propound unto them the Loan of Fifty thousand Pounds, upon the Security of an Act of Parliament: And to acquaint them, that this House has taken Order for satisfying the Interest due upon the Fifty thousand Pounds lent by the City to the Peers at Yorke.
Ordered, That the Committee for Accounts shall consider how the Interest of the Fifty thousand Pounds lent by the City to the Peers at Yorke, may be satisfied.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill of Protections be revived, to meet To-morrow, at Two of Clock in the Afternoon, in the Court of Wards: And that Mr. Reynolds do make Report of the State of that Bill on Tuesday Morning next.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Ven, and Alderman Penington, to consider of the fittest Way to call the Companies together, in such a Manner as the Committee may most conveniently repair unto them; and to report To-morrow.
Mr. Glyn, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Prideaux, Serjeant Cressweld, Mr. Sandys, Sir Tho. Widrington, Mr. Hill, Mr. Peard, Mr. Prideaux;
This Committee is appointed to peruse the Clause in the Act of Four hundred thousand Pounds, that charges the Officers; and to consider of some Way of putting it into present Execution: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards.
Ordered, That the Committee for Adventurers do meet this Afternoon; and consider what present Monies they can spare for the Service of Ireland: And that they give an Account to the House hereof on Monday Morning next.
Ordered, That Sir Walth. Erle do report the Business of Mr. Daniel Oneil's Escape To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Committee for the present Raising of Monies do sit this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer-chamber: And that all that will come shall have Voices at this Committee.
Mr. Hollis carried up to the Lords the Form of a Commission for the Nominating of Officers of Foot Companies: And to desire the Lords the same Form may be for Officers of the Horse.
Ordered, That To-morrow, the first Business after Prayers, the House do take into Consideration the Declaration.
Ordered, That Samuel Price, late of Keneaghe, in the County of Longforde, in the Kingdom of Ireland, who (as by his Petition and a Certificate appears) hath lost a great Estate, which is in the Hands of the Rebels there, be recommended from this House to the Committee of Adventurers, for such a Place of Command in the Forces to be sent into Munster, as they shall think fit, according to his Merit.
Trial of Judge Bartlett.
Ordered, That Mr. Pierrepointe, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Lane, Mr. White, Mr. Bridgeman, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Hill, Mr. Browne, Mr. Constantine, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Ellis, do manage the Evidence at the Trial of Judge Bartlett: And they are injoined to attend that Service at that time: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two, in the Inner Court of Wards.
Letter to Yorke Committee.
A Letter to be sent to the Committees at Yorke, was read; and by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be communicated unto the Committees of the Lords and Commons this Afternoon.
House to meet.
Ordered, That the House do meet this Afternoon, at Four of Clock.
Letter to Yorke Committee.
SIR Christopher Yelverton went up to the Lords, to acquaint them, that this House had written a Letter in Answer to the Letter received from the Committees at York.
Assembly of Divines.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde reports the Bill for Calling the Assembly of Divines, with the Amendments and Alterations: The which Amendments and Alterations were twice read; and the Bill recommitted: And the Committee is appointed to meet upon it this Afternoon.
Resolved, upon the Question, That * Newman, who caused Edward Newman, a menial Servant of Sir Robert Crane's, to be arrested, a Member of this House, notwithstanding he well knew him to be his Servant, and doth prosecute him in the King's Bench, shall be forthwith sent for as a Delinquent, to answer his Contempt in breaking the Privilege of Parliament: And that Mr. Speaker shall send his Letter to the Judges of the Court, where the Suit is depending, to certify unto them, that the said Edward Newman is a menial Servant to the said Sir Robert Crane, and within the Privilege of Parliament.
Person to attend.
Ordered, That * Kellett, who was summoned to attend here upon the Complaint of a Riot committed by him and others in Lincolnshire, shall be called in and heard To-morrow Morning.