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, 16 Junii, 1642.
Preparations at Amsterdam.
Call of the House.
|The House was divided:|
|Mr. Selden,||Tellers for the Yea, 122|
|Sir Robert Hatton,|
|Sir Jo. Evelyn,||Tellers for the Noe, 142.|
Resolved, upon the Question, That it shall be referred to a Committee, to consider how the Mulcts of Money, imposed upon the Members absent, for whom no Excuse was made, and the Excuse allowed, shall be levied and raised for the War of Ireland.
-Resolved, That these absent Members whose Names were now read, shall not sit in the House, till they have made their Excuse to the Committee, and their Excuse reported to the House, and that the House hath allowed of it.
|The House was divided:|
|Sir Jo. Strangeways,||Tellers for the Noe, 91.|
|Sir Jo. Evelyn,||Tellers for the Yea, 147.|
|So that it passed in the Affirmative.|
Resolved, That the Committee for the Propositions shall be the Committee to take the Excuses of the absent Members; and to consider of the Levying of the Fines: And that it shall sit every Morning, at Seven of Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards.
Leave of Absence.
Members withdrawing from Parliament.
|And the House was divided.|
|The Noes went forth.|
|Sir Jo. Strangewayes,||Tellers for the Noe, 100.|
|Sir Jo. Evelyn,||Tellers for the Yea, 79.|
|So that the Question passed with the Negative.|
House to sit.
Ordered, That Mr. Cromwell shall carry up to the Lords the Order, made on Saturday the Eleventh of June, concerning the Setting forth presently to Sea the Ships and Pinnaces set forth by the Adventurers for additional Forces; and desire their Lordships Concurrence therein.
House to sit.
Subscriptions of Money, &c.
THAT the Deputy Lieutenants of each County, which are Members of the House, shall have Authority to tender the Propositions to the other Deputy Lieutenants of the same County, and take their Subscriptions: And all such Deputy Lieutenants, or any Two of them, as shall subscribe according to the Propositions, shall have Authority to assemble and call together all such Persons as they shall think fit, and to tender those Propositions to all such Persons as shall be present, or to any Persons within their Counties respectively, and receive their Subscriptions: And the said Deputy Lieutenants, or any Two of them, shall have Authority to name such and so many Persons as they shall think fit to assemble, and call together every Person, or to repair to their several Houses, or Dwelling, within their respective Counties, and to take their Subscriptions: Which Subscriptions are by them to be returned to such Persons as shall be appointed Receivers in the respective Counties; who shall, from time to time, certify the Sums, Values, or Proportions, of such Subscriptions to the Treasurers of London.
2. The said Deputy Lieutenants, or the greater Part of them, shall have Power to name Receivers in their several Counties; and all such as shall, either before or after their Subscriptions, pay or bring in any Money or Plate, shall deliver the same to such Person or Persons as shall be appointed by the said Deputy Lieutenants, or the greater Part of them, under their Hands, to be Receivers: Which the said Persons so appointed shall cause to be delivered to the Treasurers of London, named in the said Propositions; and shall receive Acquittances from the said Treasurers, in the Name, and to the Use, of the several Persons from whom they shall receive such Money or Plate; and shall deliver such Acquittances to the several Persons to whom they do belong: And all such as make such Returns of Money or Plate, shall receive reasonable Allowance from the Treasurers for the same, according to their Discretions.
4. In those Counties where no Commissions are issued to those that were nominated for Deputy Lieutenants, or none have been nominated there, the same Authority to be given to such Justices of Peace, or other Gentlemen of those Counties, which shall be named by the Knights and Burgesses of those Counties, and approved by both Houses, as is to the Deputy Lieutenants in the First Instruction.
SIR Walter Erle reports from the Committee appointed to open the Letters that came from Amsterdam, That they find not much considerable in them, only Bills of Exchange to Adrian Mayo for Three thousand Pounds, in case the former Bills came not to his Hands.
Raising Horses, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth approve of Captain Burrell, * Lloyd Gentleman, Jo. Smith, and Fra. Dowett, of London, Gentleman, to be Commissaries to inroll and value the Horses and Arms, to be raised according to the Propositions: And that the Lords be moved to join with this House therein.
Message to Lords.
Sir Jo. Evelyn carried up to the Lords the Order to require the additional Forces by Sea to go for Ireland; and the Order to remove the Residue of the Horse, Arms, Saddles, and other Ammunition, from Hull; and the Instructions for taking Subscriptions for the Raising of Horse; and also the Names of the Four Persons for Commissaries for the Horse and Arms raised according to the Propositions: And he is appointed to acquaint the Lords, that this House hath appointed Saturday come Sevennight, that the Members of their House do bring in their Horse, Monies, or Plate subscribed.
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the Navy to receive the Accounts of these Petitioners; and and to consider of the Satisfying of them for the Time passed; and of contracting with them for so long Time as they shall be employed in this Service.
Ordered, That the Petition of Captain Robert Apleton, a Commander in the late Northern Service, be referred to Sir Wm. Uvedale, to consider and certify what is due upon his Arrear, that Order may be taken for the Satisfying thereof.
Publishing Orders, &c.
Ordered, That the Order of the Fourth of June, for Publishing of the Orders, Votes, and Declarations of the House, shall extend as well to such Orders, Votes, and Declarations as shall hereafter be made, as to such as are already made.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Committee for Privileges shall be revived, as to the Election of Mr. Downes for Arundell: And that the Suit at Law against the Mayor thereof shall be stayed, till the Committee have made Report: And this Committee is to sit Tomorrow, in the Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in the Star-chamber.
Forces for Ireland.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Jo. Evelyn reports, that the Lords do agree to the Instructions concerning the Propositions; and to the Order concerning the Commissaries: And, as to the Order for removing the Arms from Hull; and for the Ships set forth by the Adventurers; they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Committee to sit, &c.
Answer from the King.
THAT His Majesty is altogether unsatisfied with the Persons appointed to take Charge and Command of the Fleet and Forces intended to be set out by the Commission mentioned in that Order, and with the Commission itself, which His Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of Ireland conceives may add to the Disorders of Ireland, rather than help to reduce the Rebels to their Obedience.
As for the Security tendered, His Majesty saith, That, in regard the Two Houses endeavour to stop such Monies as are due to Him from being returned hither to Yorke to His Majesty; and pretend that he intends to make War against the said Two Houses (whereof His Majesty saith he abhors the Thought); His Majesty conceives, no Caution in London can secure Him, until those false Pretences are removed.
Lord Lieut. of Ireland.
Information against Wollaston.
Christopher Wilkinson and Hen. Peache were called in: Who informed the House, That one Mr. Wollaston, of Waltham-abbey, in the County of Essex, said, in their Hearing, that all those Volunteers that went and entered themselves at the last Training at Burntwood, were Rebels.
Answer from the King.
Sir Nicho. Crispe was called in; and informed the House, That he received the Paper now shewed unto him, from Sir Edw. Nicholas, concerning his Majesty's Answer about the Commission for the additional Forces by Sea.