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.
RESOLVED, That the Lords be moved, to join in the First Proposition.
Resolved, upon the Question, That, to the Second Proposition concerning Monies, the Scotts shall have a speedy Resolution.
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.
Ordered, That, on Wednesday Morning next, the Bill concerning Protections be reported.
Loan from the City, &c
.... Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Pym, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, do prepare an Ordinance for Security to the City for the Monies they shall lend.
Ordered, That some Members of this House shall be appointed to treat with the Merchant Strangers for the Loan of Fifty thousand Pounds.
That a Letter be likewise sent to the College of Physicians; That some of the rich and great Officers be sent unto to lend Monies.
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.
That it be referred to the Committee where Mr. Trenchard has the Chair, to draw up a Discharge for the Earl of Warwick, if they can no Way object against his Account.
Mr. Strode, Mr. Glyn, and Mr. Marten, are added to this Committee: And are appointed to draw up something, by way of Declaration, to be added as a Conclusion to this 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.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Ayloff and Serjeant Whitfield;
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."
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the House has considered of their Lordships Message; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
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.
A Message from * * * *
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.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and is resolved, that That Committee shall meet as is desired.
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.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the House shall sit this Afternoon, at Three of Clock.
Thanks to Committee.
Mr. Hollis, and Mr. Pym are appointed to prepare a Letter of Thanks to the Committee at Lincolneshire.
Information against Keeling.
Ordered, That the Witnesses that are to come up to make good the Information against Mr. Keeling, be referred to the Committee for Informations; to be examined there this Afternoon, and dismissed.
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.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth approve of Sir Jo. Gore, and Mr. Wm. Prisley, to be Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Herts.
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.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page;
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
Ordered, That the Bill be amended accordingly.
Sir Edw. Hungerford brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the free Conference, and the Conference upon the Matter desired: And will sit this Afternoon, at Three of Clock.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Holles, Sir Tho. Barrington, are appointed Managers of these Conferences.
Bills of Exchange from Holland.
Mr. Nathan Wright, and Mr. Jacob Fawtree, this Dav acquainted the House, that they had accepted Bills of Exchange from Holland, for the Payment of some Monies to Mr. Adrian May: And
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 foresaid Order being put to the Question;
|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.
Ordered, That Mr. Wm. May, and Mr. Jo. Webster, living by the Post-master's House, in Canon-street, be summoned to attend this House this Afternoon.
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.
Upon Sir Tho. Widdrington's Report from the Committee appointed to consider of the Scotts Treaty;
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That in the Fourth Article, that these Words, "and shall receive and obey the Orders and Instructions of the Commanders of the Scotts Army," shall stand.
Resolved, &c. That to the Fourth Article, concerning the Scotts General's Guard, these Words, "besides Officers," shall be added.
In the Fifth Article, to put in "Houses," instead of "Commissioners."
That Part of the Seventh Article concerning Victuals, to be laid aside.
That these Words, "for the Carriage of Victual," and "for Dragooners upon Occasion," shall be added in the Eighth Article.
Thst all that comes in between the Words "and if it shall be found," to the Words "Quarterings nor Marchings," shall stand in the Tenth Article.
In the Tenth Article, that the Word "free" shall be left out; and that the Word "those" shall be put in before the Word "Orders."
That these Words, in the Eleventh Article, "from Month to Month," shall stand.
That these Words, "Muster-master General," shall be added, in the Eleventh Article, after the Word "English."
In the Sixth Article, that the Words "Kingdom of Scotland, and their Army" shall stand.
That these Words, "and that they shall have a Month's Warning beforehand of their disbanding," shall be added to the Twelfth Article.
Sir H. Vane junior to desire a Conference concerning the Articles of the Scotts Treaty.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Waller, Mr. Fyenis, Mr. Hampden, to manage this Conference.
MR. Reynolds reported, That the Committee had agreed to the Bill for Inlarging the Time of Subscriptions, without any farther Amendments: And
It was thereupon Ordered, by Vote, upon the Question, to be forthwith ingrossed.
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.
Sir H. Vane went up to the Lords, to desire a Conference concerning the Articles of the Scotts Treaty.
He likewise carried up the Monies accepted by Mr. Nathan Wright, and Mr. Jacob Fawtree.
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.
The humble Petition of Tho. Marsham Esquire was this Day read: And
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.
Sir H. Vane brings Answer, That the Lords agree to the Conferences: And, as to the Order, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Warrant to Innes.
Ordered, That Mr. Ro. Innes, Son to Sir Jo. Innes, and Robert Gourdon his Man, shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to transport themselves into France.
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.
The Witnesses that formerly witnessed against Mr. Smyth, Vicar of St. James, Deeping, here at the Bar, the Eighteenth of May, were called in; and did now again witness the same Words.
Then Mr. Smyth said, That he said, an Act of Parliament was of no Force, without the King's Consent unto it.
The Witnesses were again called in; and did witness the same Words to his Face; viz. "That it is Treason to obey any Order from the Houses of Parliament, without the King's Hand and Seal unto it."
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.
Mr. Smyth was called in; and, kneeling at the Bar, Mr. Speaker pronounced the foresaid Sentence.
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.
Information was given of a Horse of War, stayed at Northampton, which was going to Yorke to Captain Nevill there: And
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.
Newcastle upon Tyne Election.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of divers Burgesses of Newcastle upon Tyne, this Day presented to the House by Mr. Blakiston, be referred to the Committee where Mr. Corbett has the Chair.