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 Jovis, 26 Maii, 1642.
Information against Holeman.
Petition, &c. presented to the King.
A Letter from the Committees at Yorke, of the Twentyfourth of May, directed to Mr. Speaker, declaring, that, the Three-and-twentieth of this Instant, they presented the Petition and Votes of both Houses to his Majesty; and that his Majesty will give an Answer shortly.
Affairs at Yorke.
That one Mr. Beckwith, of Beverley, offered to Lieutenant Fowlkes ..... the Troop commanded by the Prince, and under him Captain Byron; the other Troop by one Mr. Jackson, Servant to the Earl of Straford-
Sir Walth. Erle, * Harley, * Wentworth, Mr. Whittacre, are appointed to go to the Tower, to examine the Officers of the Mint, what Quantity of Plate, Bullion, Spanish Pistols, or Pieces of Eight, have lately come into the Mint, and is now there; and what Quantity of Gold has been lately and is there daily coined; and from whom they had it; and how they have disposed .... And have Power to send for any such Parties, as they shall think may inform them in any Particulars of this Nature.
Members not to go out.
Field-pieces stayed, &c.
The House doth hold it fit, that the Field-pieces of Sir Tho. Littleton, stayed at Ailsbury, shall be kept there till this House take farther Order: And that the Waggoners, and the Waggon, and the rest of the Carriage, be forthwith discharged.
Precedents to be printed.
Divers Articles of Treason, that were put up in Parliament against Alexander Archbishop of Yorke, Robert de Veere Duke of Ireland, Michael de la Poole Earl of Suffolke, and other, 11° R. II. were this Day read: And
It is Ordered, by Vote upon the Question, That they should be forthwith printed in French, English, and Latin; together with the Votes that came from the Lords, in which they are quoted, and to which they relate; and that the Lords be sent to, to desire their Concurrence herein.
The Lords 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 the Earl of Essex has received from the Lord Pagett, concerning the Bill for calling the Assembly of Divines, touching the Liturgy and Government of the Church; and concerning a Paper received from the Scotts Commissioners.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Fienis carried up to the Lords the Articles against the Archbishop of Yorke, &c. put up in Parliament, 11° R. IIdi; and to desire the Lords, that they may be printed, with the Votes sent from the Lords on Friday last, to which they reláte, in French and English; and so much of them, as is in Latin, in Latin: And to desire the Lords to expedite the Declaration, last sent up from this House unto them, that it may be published in Print.
Ordered, That the Lords would join, that the Arms, that came from the Northern Expedition, belonging to the County of Essex, that remain at Harwich, may be viewed by the Deputy Lieutenants, and taken into their Possession, and made serviceable for the County: And
Leave of Absence.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Fienis reports, That the Lords have agreed unto the Declaration last passed; and have given Order to have it printed: And as to the Articles sent up, and desired to be printed with the Votes sent from the Lords on Friday last, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Publishing Declaration, &c.
That the Knights and Burgesses of the several Counties and Cities do take care for the dispersing and publishing the Declaration, last printed, of the Lords and Commons, and now ordered to be printed, and the Articles and Petition sent to his Majesty, into the several Counties, Cities, and Boroughs: And that the Members that serve for the * * * *.
Answers from Lords
Sir Tho. Barrington brings Answer, That the Lords do agree, that the Deputy Lieutenants of Essex shall direct the Commissions to the Captain.. as is desired; and do agree to the Order for the Restitution of the Arms at Harwich to the County of Essex.
Mr. Cromwell brings Answer, That the Lords in whose Hands the Papers concerning the Raising of Men for the additional Forces by Sea, and for other Services of Ireland, is now... But that the Lords will enter into Consideration of those Orders To-morrow Morning.