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 Sabbati, 14 Maii, 1642.
Hull Magazine, &c.
A LETTER from the Committee at Hull, of the Tenth of May, concerning their Care for shipping and conveying away the Magazine there; and likewise the Copy of a Warrant inclosed, for the Summoning of the Gentry and Freeholders of the County of Yorke, was read: And
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That the Charges which the Committees at Hull shall be at, in the Service of this House, shall be borne and allowed unto them by the House.
Successes in Ireland.
Two Letters; One from the Earl of Ormond, of the Fifth of May; another from Sir Jo. Temple, of the same Date; concerning some good Successes it pleased God to give his Majesty's Forces; were this Day read; and ordered to be printed.
Provisions for Ireland.
Mr. Vassall, Mr. Spurstoe, Mr. Roll, Mr. Venn, Mr. Matthewes, Ald. Soames, Mr. Bond, Mr. Greene, Ald. Penington, Sir Walt. Erle, Mr. Beding feild, Mr. Bents, Mr. Cage, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Blakeston, Sir Rob. Craine, Mr. Morley, Mr. Cromwell, Sir Ric. Cave, Sir Wm. Waller.
This Committee is to consider of the Propositions of certain Merchants, or of any Persons, concerning the Supplying of Ireland with necessary Provisions; and to report the same to the House: And they are to take care, that the Corn in his Majesty's Dominions, may be taken off the People's Hands and employed for Ireland: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two .. Clock, in the Starchamber: And so from time to time when and where they please.
Declaration concerning Ireland.
The Declaration at large, according to an Order of Yesterday, was this Day brought in, and read; and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented; and ordered, that it be carried up to the Lords; and their Consent desired unto it.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Warrant under Mr. Secretary Nicholas his Hand, for the Printing the Proclamations for proclaiming the Rebels in Ireland Traitors, shall be printed at the End of this Declaration.
Members not to go out.
Ordered, That no Member of the House shall go out without Leave.
Peers made hereafter not to sit.
A Message from the Lords, by Baron Henden, and J. Foster;
The Lords have sent down a Bill, intituled, An Act to restrain Peers, made hereafter, from Sitting or Voting in Parliament.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Pierrepointe is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire them, that the Committee of their House concerning the Depositions, and the Committee for preparing an Answer to his Majesty's last Messages * * * *
Ordered, That the Declarations be fair written and ingrossed, against Monday next: And that no Copies be given out of it, nor Notes taken of it, in the mean time.
The House being informed, that divers Gentlemen of the County of Staff' were at the Door; who desired to to present a Petition to the House;
They were called in; and did present a Petition from the Knights, Esquires, Gentlemen, Ministers and Freeholders, and other Inhabitants of that County:
Which when they had done, they withdrew.
And their Petition to this House was read.
They presented another Petition, addressed to the Lords, in which they desired the Approbation of this House.
The * * * *
"The House hath read both your Petitions: in That to this House they find many judicious Expressions of Affection to his Majesty, to the Kingdom, this House, and the Commonwealth. They very well approve of the Petition to the Lords; and perceive you to be Men of that Discretion, that for the Delivery of it, they leave it unto you."
Ordered, That this Petition be recorded in the Journals of this House.
Grant to the Speaker.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Ro. Pye and Mr. Green, to take some Course speedily to pay the Two thousand Pounds, the First Proportion of the Monies allotted unto Mr. Speaker: And that an Acquittance under Mr. Speaker's Hand, shall be a sufficient Discharge unto them.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning Money do meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock.
Warrant to Killigrew.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker shall grant a Warrant, to transport Mr. H. Killigrew, his Two Servants, and Three Horses, into Ireland; the Names of the Servants being specified in the Warrant.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Pierrepointe brings Answer, That the Lords agree, that the Committees concerning the Depositions, and that is appointed to prepare an Answer to his Majesty's last Messages, do meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock.
Ordered, That the House shall be resolved into a Committee on Monday Morning next, the Second Business, to take into Consideration the Providing of a present Stock of Money.
Ordered, That Jo. Kellett, of Boston, who was summoned to appear here, upon Complaint of a Riot committed by him in Lincolnshire, be for the present dismissed from any farther Attendance; Sir Anthony Ireby undertaking, that he shall appear when he shall be required upon a new Summons.
The House doth approve of Mr. Robert Payton, of Dunnington, to be one of the Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Cambridge and Isle of Elye.
Assembly of Divines.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning the Calling the Assembly of Divines do meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the House: And that the Members of the House do present the Names of the Divines approved of, with their Christian Names, and Additions, to that Committee.
Ordered, That Mr. Peard do make Report of Mr. Vaughan's Cause on Wednesday Morning next.