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, 2 Junii, 1642.
Leave of Absence.
An Ordinance of both Houses, concerning the additional Forces by Sea, this Day read; and committed unto Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Selden, Mr. Holles, Sir Sam. Rolle, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Cromwell, Mr. Lane: And are to withdraw, and meet presently.
Corn for Ireland.
Ordered, That the Proposition of taking of Corn in the several Counties, for the Use of Ireland, and repaying them again out of the Monies that are to come in upon the Payments that are payable out of those Counties; and likewise the Proposition, for the City to send their Stock of Corn into Ireland, and replenishing it out of the Counties adjacent; be referred to the Committee appointed the Fourteenth of May, to receive Propositions of this Nature; with the Addition of Sir Jo. Holland, Sir Edm. Montfort, Mr. Wyngate, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Sir Wm. Litton: And all that will come, to have Voices: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two post meridiem, in the Star Chamber.
Names of Recusants.
Recusants Estates, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Pulford, and Mr. Philip Darrell, and Sir Edw. Wardour, do attend the Committee appointed to draw the Bill for charging Recusants with the Books concerning the particular Estates and Persons of Recusants.
King's Command for Members to attend him.
Mr. Solicitor acquaints the House, That, last Night, late, he received his Majesty's Commands, That, all Delays and Excuses laid aside, he should attend his Majesty at Yorke, to do him Service in Matters touching his Person and Honour; And did desire the House, That he would dispense with his Service here, for a Time.
Member injoined to stay.
Attendance of Members.
Resolved, upon the Question, Ordered, That the several Members of this House do forthwith give their Attendance upon the publick Service of this Commonwealth, with which they are intrusted by their Countries: And the Sheriffs of the several Counties of this Kingdom, and Dominion of Wales, are required to give Notice of this Order, unto all such Members of the House of Commons as are within their respective Counties; and speedily to make Return of such their Doings, unto the Speaker of that House. And all such as shall not make their personal Appearance by the Sixteenth Day of this instant June, in the House of Commons, shall each One forfeit One hundred Pounds, to be disposed of to the Wars in Ireland; and undergo such farther Censure and Punishment as the said House shall think fit, for so great Neglect of their Duty, in a Time that so necessarily requires their Assistance. Provided always, that all such as are especially employed by this House, are to remain in such Employments, until they have particular Directions for their Return.
Mr. Reynolds reports the Bill for Inlargement of the Time of Subscriptions, with some Amendments and Additions: The which were twice read; and the Bill, with the Amendments and Additions, upon the Question, recommitted to the Committee for the Ordinance concerning the additional Forces by Sea; with the Addition of Mr. Reynolds, and Serjeant Wilde, and Mr. Pury; who are presently to withdraw upon both Businesses.
Treaty with Scotts.
That, instead of these Words, "as in their Judgment they shall think expedient," these Words, "as shall be most expedient," shall be inserted in the Tenth Article: And that these Words, "nor any Condition made touching or concerning any of the Rebels Lands," shall be likewise inserted in this Article, after the Word "granted:" And likewise that these Words, "for that Service in those Parts where such Towns and Places are," shall be added to * * * *.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Article shall be added to the Articles of the Treaty; viz. "It is agreed, That the Scotch Army shall receive their Discharge from the King, and the Parliament of England, or from such Persons as shall be appointed and authorized by both Houses of Parliament for that Purpose."
Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Fienis, Mr. Hampden, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Whittacre, Sir Tho. Widdrington, and all the Lawyers of the House, are to consider, whether, by the Scotts Treaty, the Scotts are exempted from the Oath of Supremacy.
Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Sir. Wm. Waller, Mr. Waller, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Strode, Mr. Fienis, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Hill, Mr. Pierrepointe, Mr. Corbett, Dr. Was, Sir Pet. Wentworth, are to peruse the Articles of the Treaty, and to compare it with the particular Orders and Votes upon which the Result of this Treaty is grounded.
They are likewise to consider of the Issuing out of Commissions, concerning the Conserving the Peace betwixt the Two Kingdoms; and the Matter of Commerce: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Five of Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards.
Newcastle upon Tyne Election.
The humble Petition of the Burgesses and Housholders within the Town and County of Newcastle upon Tyne, whose Names are thereunto subscribed, was this Day read; and nothing done upon it, because it came in irregularly; the Committee having often met, and passed a Vote against One of the Parties petitioned for.