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, tertio Junii, 1642.
Treaty with Scotts.
To the Third Proposition concerning Arms, it is answered, That Four thousand Musquets, and Two thousand Pikes, shall be presently sent into Scotland, and delivered at Leeth; and the Residue at the First of July, according to the Treaty, if the rest of the Men shall then be there.
Ordered, That whereas it was ordered, the Thirteenth of May, That the First of June should be the Day the Accompt of Three Months should begin, for the whole Ten thousand Scotts; it is this Day Ordered, That the Twentieth of June shall be the Day when the Accompt of the Scotts shall begin.
Loan from the City.
Mr. Pym reports, That the Committee of both Houses Yesterday repaired to the City: And that the Lord Admiral propounded unto them the Necessities of the Kingdom of Ireland, for Want of present Monies: That he propounded the Loan of a Hundred thousand Pounds. They received it with great Alacrity: And, when it was put to the Question, they willingly condescended unto it: And the Lord Mayor sent them Word, that they had ordered it should be collected by the Companies, and underwritten by the particular Companies. And they did desire, that they might have an Ordinance of Parliament for their Security, till a Bill could pass.
Ordered, That Thanks shall be returned to the City, by the Members of this House that serve for the City, for the great Services and great Respects they have performed to the Commonwealth, and to this House, in so chearful Complying with the Necessities of the Kingdom, and so ready Condescending unto the Desires of both Houses; and to let them know the Course the House has taken for their Security.
Loan from the City, &c
Mr. Cage, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Ro. Crane, Sir H. Mildmay, Sir Walth. Erle, Mr. Peard, Sir Jo. Holland, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Rolle, Mr. Pym, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Ro. Harley, Mr. Trenchard, Doctor Eden.
This Committee is appointed to be a Standing Committee, to treat with Merchant Strangers; and to send to the College of Physicians; and to the great Officers; and to treat with any other Persons, for the Lending of Monies, in such Manner as they shall think most convenient for that Service: And they are to meet when and where they please: And have Power to send for Parties.
A brief Declaration of the Monies received and disbursed, from the Beginning of the Parliament to the First of June 1642, was this Day presented from the Committee for the Accounts; read, and referred back to the same Committee: And they have Power to send to the Auditor of the Commissioners for Irish Affairs, to bring in his Account to this Committee; and that the gross Sums of the Rewards may be particularly mentioned; and likewise to consider of the Waggon Money, and the other Propositions now in Debate: And are to bring it in on Monday Morning next.
Earl of Warwick's Account.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Mr. Payler, late Paymaster of the Garison of Berwick, this Day presented to the House, be referred and committed to the Committee for Accounts where Mr. Trenchard has the Chair.
Magazine at Hull.
The Lords have consented to the Order received from this House, 1° Junii, concerning the Magazine at Hull, with this Alteration contained in this Paper: The Alteration was thus; viz. instead of "as shall be required, upon Order of both Houses of Parliament," insert these Words, "as shall be issued out by the King's Authority, signified by Order of both Houses of Parliament."
Mr. Glyn reports from the Committee concerning the Militia, That they had appointed Days for the Militia to be put in Execution in some Counties; viz. in Essex on Tuesday the Seventh of June; in Warwickshire, on Tuesday the Seventh of June; the Militia now in Execution in Sussex; in Surrey, on Thursday the Ninth of June; in Kent, on Tuesday the Fourteenth of June; in Northamptonshire, on Tuesday the Fourteenth of June; in Cambridgeshire, on Tuesday the Twenty-first of June: These Days were put to the Question; and, by Vote, assented unto.
|Dorsettshire,||There is no Lord Lieutenant to appoint the Execution of the Militia in these Four Counties.|
Mr. Glyn, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Pierrepointe, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Rigby, are appointed to prepare an Order concerning the Execution of the Militia in the several Counties, according to the Debate of the House: And are to bring it in To-morrow Morning: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Court of Wards.
Thanks to the City.
The Lords desire that the same Committee that Yesterday went to the City, may meet this Afternoon, at Four of Clock, to consider of a Form of Thanks to be returned to the City for their Readiness; and likewise to express their good Service herein to the whole Kingdom.
That a Message be sent to the Lords, to desire that the Lords would be pleased to sit this Afternoon; to desire a free Conference concerning their Amendment to the Order concerning the Magazine brought from Hull; and likewise a Conference concerning Letters from Lincolneshire.
Arms in Lincolneshire.
A Letter from the Committee sent into Lincolneshire, of the First of June; and a Warrant from his Majesty to the High Sheriff, and others, concerning the Store of Arms in that County; was this Day read; and ordered to be printed.
House to sit.
Thanks to Committee.
Information against Keeling.
Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Prideaux, Sir Tho. Widrington, Mr. Reynolds, are appointed to prepare an Order to pass both Houses, to authorize the Deputy Lieutenants in such Counties where the Lord Lieutenants are absent, to put the Militia in Execution.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for Irish Affairs, to consider whether the Parliament shall advise his Majesty, that the Parliament in Ireland do sit at the Day appointed; or whether it be more convenient, that it should be prorogued or dissolved.
Mr. Reignolds reports the Bill for enlarging the Time of Subscriptions to a farther Time, with some Additions: The which were Twice read; and re-committed to the same Committee: with the Addition of Mr. Hill.
Assembly of Divines.
The Lords have sent down this Bill concerning the calling an Assembly of Divines, &c. sent up from this House to their Lordships; the which they have passed, with some Amendments: The which Amendments were before passed by this House, upon the Question; and delivered to them at a
Bills of Exchange from Holland.
It is Ordered, That those Merchants shall pay those Monies in the Presence of a Messenger from the House of Peers; and that the Messenger be required to bring the Party to whom the Monies shall be paid: and likewise the Monies sealed up in Bags: And that the Lords be desired to join herein.
|The House was divided.|
|The Yeas went forth.|
|Mr. Killigrew,||Tellers for the Noe, 32.|
|Lord Ruthen,||Tellers for the Yea, 67.|
|Sir Gilbert Pickering,|
Ordered, That Mr. Nathan Wright, and Mr. Jacob Fawtree shall have an Order this Afternoon, concerning the Payment of the Monies drawn upon them out of Holland: That, in the mean time, they forbear the Payment of the said Monies.
Persons to attend.
The Ordinance concerning the additional Forces by Sea was read; and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be carried up to the Lords by Mr. Reynolds: And the Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Treaty with Scotts.
Great Level Drainage.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Draining of the great Level, extending itself into the Counties of Northampton, Norfolk, Suffolk, Lincolne, Cambridge, and Huntington, and into the Isle of Ely; and, upon Question, committed unto the Committee for the Fens, where Mr. Pelham has the Chair: And all, that will come, are to have Voices at this Committee: And are to meet upon it on Monday come Fortnight, at Two Post meridiem, in the Exchequer *
Treaty with Scotts.
Reducing Irish Rebels.
3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the further Advancement of an effectual and speedy Reduction of the Rebels in Ireland, to the Obedience of his Majesty and the Crown of England; and, upon Question, passsd; and Ordered to be sent up by Mr. Reynolds.
Transporting Calves Skins.
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That the said Mr. Marsham, in this Particular, shall have an Order for the Transportation of the Three hundred Sixty-six Dozen of Calves Skins, mentioned in the said Petition; in regard that the said Calves-skins were provided at Yarmouth in Norfolke, to be transported before the Order of Restraint was made; and that the Ship, called The Recovery of London, which he sent from London, to take in the said Calves Skins, to transport them into Italy, was, in going thither, wrecked and spoiled, as appears by the Certificate from the Trinity-house, so that she could not proceed in that her intended Voyage; and likewise, in regard, that it appears that the same Calves Skins are the same in Number, and are according to the Weight limited in the Order of Restraint; and that the Property thereof is not altered; as may appear by the Oath of John Robinson, Servant to the said Tho. Marsham; and likewise by the Certificate of Edw. Brewer, Collector of the Customs.
It is farther Ordered, That Mr. Wingate and Mr. Cromwell, Members of this House, shall view the said Calves Skins, to see if they .... of the same Condition that they are informed to be of by the Petition and the Certificates.
Actions against Scott.
The humble Petition of Peter Scott, One of the Constables of St. Martin's in the Fields, concerning his being vexatiously troubled, as the Petitioner affirms, for performing the several Commands of the Parliament, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Informations, to examine the Truth of the Matters contained in the Petition; and that they report the Business with all expedition: And that, in the mean time, he shall have the Protection of this House, to free him from all Actions of this Nature; and all Arrests and Molestations that may happen upon such Actions: And the Committee is likewise to inquire, upon what Suits or Actions of this Nature he, or his Sureties, have been vexed; and whether those that have entered the Actions have put in Pledges to prosecute these Actions, according to Law.
Answer from Lords.
Warrant to Innes.
Sir Geo. Hamilton.
Upon the humble Petition of Sir Geo. Hamilton, who was stayed at Westchester, upon the Twenty-sixth Day of January last, and brought up to this Town by a former Order from this House; and, after some Time of Restraint in the Serjeant's Custody, was bailed, and now stands upon Bail; it is Ordered, That he be forthwith Discharged from any farther Restraint; and that he shall have Liberty to go beyond Seas; provided that he put in good Security not to go into Ireland, during the Time of the Rebellion there.
Mr. Holles, Mr. Pym, Mr. Strode, were appointed to withdraw, to examine Mr. Jo. Webster, ... was summoned to appear here, to give Information concerning the Monies payable by Mr. Nathan Wright, and Mr. Jacob Fawtree, upon Bills of Exchange from Holland, to Mr. Adrian May, or his Assignee.
Proceedings against Smyth.
Resolved, That Mr. Smyth shall be committed a Prisoner to the Gatehouse, and there remain as a Prisoner for Six Months; and shall be fined in the Sum of an Hundred Pounds to the King; and not be released, till he has paid his Fine.
Bills of Exchange from Holland.
Ordered, That Mr. Nathan Wright, and Mr. Jacob Fawtree, shall forbear this Night to pay the Monies to Mr. Adrian May, or his Assignees or Assignee, upon the Bills of Exchange they accepted from Holland: And that if any Person shall come to them to demand the said Monies, that they shall certify this House of the Names of such Person or Persons.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Speaker shall send his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue forth a new Writ, for the Electing of a Burgess to serve in this Parliament for the Town of Mynhead, in the Stead of Mr. Luttrell, formerly chosen to serve for that Place, and since deceased.
It is thereupon Ordered, That the great Horse and Saddle, stayed at Northampton by the Mayor of that Town, in Pursuance of an Order of the Lords and Commons, for stopping of all Ammunition, or warlike Preparations going to Yorke, be kept there, until the House shall give a farther Order; and that they be satisfied: And that the Messenger be discharged, and the Letters delivered unto him.
Sir E. Coke's Works.
Ordered, That the Executors and Assignees of Sir Edw. Coke, who were formerly ordered by this House to print divers Works of his, shall have an Order of Privilege, that no Man shall presume to re-print the same within Twelve Months after they shall be printed by the said Assignees, and shall be put to Sale.
Upon the humble Petition of the Inhabitants of the Town of Wymondham, in the County of Norfolk, this Day presented to this House, desiring one Mr. John Monye, an orthodox Divine, and in Orders, to be Lecturer there; to preach a Lecture every Lord's Day in the Afternoon; and once upon One Day in every Week; it is Ordered, That the said Inhabitants shall have Power, at their own Charges, to erect a Lecture accordingly: And that the said Mr. Jo. Monye shall be freely admitted to exercise his Ministry, in preaching there every Lord's Day in the Afternoon, and once upon One Day in every Week, without the Interruption or Molestation of any.