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 Sabbati, 18 Junii, 1642.
Not to publish King's Proclamation.
THIS Order concerning injoining the High Sheriff of the County of Essex not to publish his Majesty's Proclamation, touching the Militia, was this Day read; and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be carried up to the Lords; and their Concurrence to be desired herein. They are likewise to be desired to join in an Order for the Printing of it: And the Committee * * * *
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Cressy, now in the Serjeant's Custody, be forthwith bailed.
Ordered, That these Notes of Mr. Cressie's Sermon, which he preached at the Temple, on Sunday last, be referred to the Committee for scandalous Ministers, where Mr. Corbett has the Chair: And they are to receive all other Informations that can be given, concerning this Sermon: And are to sit on Monday next.
King's Letter to Lord Mayor, &c.
A printed Letter from his Majesty to the Lord Mayor, and the Sheriffs, concerning the Loans of Monies for Raiseing of Horse, &c. was this Day read; and ordered to be referred to the Committee for the Propositions, speedily to prepare a Declaration in Answer unto it, and to take some Order, that it may be suppressed; and ordered to be carried up to the Lords by Mr. Strode.
Commissions of Array, &c.
A Letter of the Sixteenth of June, from the Lord Ruthen, and Sir Arth. Haselrigg, to Mr. Speaker, concerning the Commission of Array in that County, was read.
The Commission of Array to the Earl of Huntington, the Earl of Devonshire, Henry Hastings, &c. for the County of Leicester, dated 11° Junii, was likewise read.
The Letter from his Majesty to the said Commissioners, to put the same in Execution, dated at Yorke, 12° Junii instant, was likewise read.
The Warrant from Archibald Palmer Esquire, High Sheriff of that County, sent out, in his Absence, by the Under Sheriff of Leicester, requiring the High Constables to summon the Trained Bands to appear at a Day, by virtue of that Commission, was read.
The Warrant from Hen. Hastings, Sir Rich. Holford, and others, Commissioners of Array, dated 16° Junii, to the High Sheriff, requiring him to warn the People to appear, with their Arms fit for Service, at Leicester, 22° Junii, was likewise read.
Resolved, That the Commission be referred to the Committee Yesterday appointed to consider of the Preventing the Going forth of the Commissions of Array into the several Counties.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Lords be acquainted, by a Message, with these Letters and Papers received from the County of Leicester.
Person sent for.
Resolved, That H. Hastings Esquire, Son to the Earl of Huntington, shall be sent for, as a Delinquent, for disturbing the Execution of the Ordinance of the Militia, in the County of Leicester.
Ordered, That the Lords be desired to join in this Vote.
Ordered, That the Report concerning the Algiers Captives, be made on Wednesday Morning next.
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Newport shall have Leave to go into the Country; and have Liberty to stay a Month.
Chichester's, &c. Petition.
Sir Hen. Heyman, Sir Robert Harley, Sir Fr. Barnham, Sir Rich. Buller, Mr. Cromwell, Mr. Massam, Sir Marten Lumley, Mr. Dunch, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Rolle, Sir Ro. Pye, be added to the Committee for Mr. Chichester and Mr. Hill's Petition.
Magazine in Ireland.
Resolved, That the fixt Magazine in Ireland, for Provision of Victual and Ammunition for the Forces to be sent over into Ireland, shall be, by the Adventurers, appointed in Corke, Youghall, or Kindsale, where they shall think most convenient.
Repayment of Money.
Ordered, That the Chamberlain of London shall pay unto the Treasurers for the Money that comes in upon the Act of Subscriptions, Ten thousand Pounds, which was borrowed of them to be paid unto the Treasurer at Wars for Ireland, for the Service of Ireland, and promised and ordered by both Houses to be repaid unto the said Treasurers for Subscriptions, out of the first Monies that should come in, of the Hundred thousand Pounds promised to be lent by the Citizens of London: And that an Acquittance or Acquittances under the Hands of the said Treasurers, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Chamberlain, for the Payment of the said Sum of Ten thousand Pounds.
Resolved, That Philip Lord Wharton shall be appointed Colonel General of the Forces sent over into Ireland by the Adventurers of Ireland.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Officers listed do enter into Pay on Tuesday next: And that then they shall receive a Month's Advance. And
It is likewise Ordered, That the Reformado Officers listed do then enter into Half-pay, and receive a Week's Pay, and so from Week to Week: And that they declare, before they receive any Pay, what Troops of Horse, or Companies of Foot, they intend to serve under.
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Wm. Uvedale shall have Leave to go to the Bathe, for Recovery of his Health; and to stay a Month.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Gilbert Gerard brings Answer, That the Lords do agree with this House in all the Particulars of his Message.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Grimston brings Answer, That he had delivered the Order concerning the Injoining the Sheriff of Essex not to publish his Majesty's Proclamation touching the Militia; and that the Lords will send Answer by Messengers of their *.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Riche and Mr. Page;
That the Lords do return this Order concerning the Bringing away the Residue of the Magazine at Hull: And likewise they return the Order concerning the Sheriff of Essex, with some Additions.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Mr. Jo. Bedle, to be Bail for Sir Wm. Boteler, instead of Sir Peter Riccautt.
Amendments to Declaration.
The Additions were these: After the Word "Home," in the last Line of the first Folio, add these Words, "the Maintenance of the Privilege and Authority of Parliament, according to the Protestation;" and, in the same Line, after the Word "illegal," and before the Word "forbidding," add these Words, "for that, the Constitution and Policy of this Kingdom, the King, by his Proclamation, cannot declare the Law contrary to the Resolution of any of the inferior Courts of Justice, much less against the High Court of Parliament:" After which Words, add these, "and likewise for that this Writ forbiddeth," instead of "forbidding."
E. of Antrim.
A Paper from the Scotts Commissioners was read; declaring how General Lesley had informed them, That Colonel Montroe had in his March surprised the Earl of Antrim, and had put a Guard upon him, till he should receive the further Direction of the King and Parliament; and therefore desired to know the Pleasure of both Houses; The Information of Colonel Mountroe expressing further the particular Causes he had to conceive the Earl of Antrim's Countenancing of the Rebels.
Resolved, &c. That the Earl of Antrim shall be committed to the Castle of Carrickfergus, or to some such other Place of Strength and Safety in that Kingdom, as the General of the Scotts Forces shall think fit; to be kept there in safe Custody, until further Directions be given by both Houses of Parliament.
Lords to sit.
Sir Walter Erle went up to the Lords, to desire them to sit this Afternoon.
E. of Antrim.
Mr. Fynes is ordered to go to the Lords, to desire their Concurrence in the Vote against the Earl of Antrym.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House doth consent to the Additions to both Orders.
Correspondence with Scotland.
Mr. Fynes delivered to the House, from the Scotts Commissioners, the Answer of the Council of Scotland, concerning their Sending up a List of the Declarations, &c. sent by his Majesty thither.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Wheeler do move the Lord Admiral to grant a Commission to Mr. Nich. Loftus, to set forth One Ship to Sea at his own Charges, of about Forty-five Ton, for the Service of Ireland.
Persons to attend.
Ordered, That a Warrant be issued forth to summon the Parties that can give Testimony against Mr. Edwards, lately sent for, as a Delinquent, to attend this House.
Hollis' Speech to be printed.
Ordered, That the Speech made by Mr. Hollis, in the Lords House, at the Delivery of the Impeachment of the Nine Lords, and now read, be forthwith published in Print.
E. of Antrim.
Mr. Fynes reports, That the Lords do agree to the Vote concerning the Earl of Antrim.
Message from Lords.
Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Riche and Mr. Page;
That the Lords * * * *.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House hath appointed the Committee of this House for the Propositions for Raising of Horse, to go into the City this Afternoon, as is desired.
Commission of Array.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde reports, That the Committee of the Lords and Commons, appointed to consider of the Commission of Array sent into Leicestershire, were all of Opinion, that this Commission of Array is against the Law, and against the Liberty and Property of the Subject.
Resolved, &c. That this Commission of Array is against the Law, and against the Liberty and Property of the Subject.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords be desired to join with this House, in this Vote.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to Mr. Glyn, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Browne, Mr. Selden, and Sir Symonds D'Ewes, or any Three of them, to draw up a Declaration concerning the Illegality of this Commission of Array; and to bring the same in on Monday Morning.
Tonage and Poundage.
Resolved, &c. That the House shall be resolved into a Committee, to consider of the Bill of Tonage and Poundage this Afternoon.
St. Andrewes, Holborne, Lecturer.
Ordered, Upon the humble Petition of divers of the Inhabitants of the Parish of St. Andrewes, Holborne, that Mr. Vere Harecourt, an orthodox Divine, shall .. recommended by this House, to be Lecturer to the Parishioners of St. Andrewes, Holborne, every Lord's-day in the Afternoon, and every Wednesday in the Forenoon: And that Doctor Hackett do permit him to preach there without Interruption.
Liberty to go beyond Seas.
Ordered, That Mr. Theodoricke Gravins, Rector of the Parish Church of Great Linforde, in the County of Buck, shall have Liberty to go beyond the Seas, with One Servant, and his Trunk; provided he carry no prohibited Goods.
Persons sent for.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Rich. Holforde, Mr. Hen. Hastings of Humberston, Sir Jo. Bale, Mr....Pate, and Mr. Gregorie, the Under Sheriff of the County of Leicester, shall be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, for interrupting the Execution of the Ordinance for the Militia in the County of Leicester.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords be desired to join with this House, in sending for these Persons.
Not to publish King's Letter.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor, the Aldermen, and Sheriffs of the City of London, be required not to publish the Letter received from his Majesty, to the several Companies of London, as by the said Letter they are commanded, until they shall receive further Order from both Houses of Parliament.
UPON the Report from the Committee of scandalous Ministers, concerning Mr. Wysherd of Newcastle;
Resolved, upon the Question, That Doctor Geo. Wysherd is guilty of common haunting of Taverns and Inns, and of Drunkenness.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Doctor Geo. Wisherd is unfit to be a Lecturer at Newcastle.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House holds it fit, and is of Opinion, That Mr. William Moreton be recommended to be Lecturer at the Parish Church of St. Nicholas in Newcastle, to preach there upon the Lord's Day in the Afternoon, and One Day in the Week.
Ordered, That in the Warrant of Apprehending of the Gentlemen of Leicestershire, the Lord Lieutenant of the said County, and Deputy Lieutenants, be required to give their best Assistance for the Apprehending of the said Delinquents.
Ordered, That the Serjeant deliver up unto Doctor Wysherd, his Bonds, for his Appearance de die in diem.
Message to Lords.
Sir Tho. Barrington carried up to the Lords the Vote for the Sending for the Delinquents of Leicestershire; and the Order to injoin the Lord Mayor and Aldermen not to publish his Majesty's Letter.
House in Committee.
The House, according to the Order of the House, was resolved into a Committee: And
Mr. Solicitor was called to the Chair.
And Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Riche and Mr. Page;
That the Lords do desire a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, concerning the Two Votes sent up from hence.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House will give a Meeting presently, as is desired.
Mr. Prideaux, Sir Rob. Coke, Mr. Glyn, Sir Jo. Northcott, are appointed Managers of that Conference.
Sending for Delinqnents.
Mr. Prideaux reports, from the Conference, the Order of the Lords, concerning the Sending for Mr. Hastings, Sir Rich. Hawford, &c. as followeth.
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Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth assent unto this Order of the Lords.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords be moved to join with this House, in the Sending for Mr. Hastings, Sir Rich. Hawford, &c. as Delinquents, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House.
Commission of Army.
He further reports, That the Lords Vote concerning the Commission, viz. That this Commission of Array for Leicestershire is against Law, and against the Liberty and Property of the Subject.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth consent to this Vote.
Resolved, &c. That all those that are Actors in the Putting of this Commission of Array in Execution, shall be esteemed as Disturbers of the Peace of the Kingdom, and Betrayers of the Liberty of the Subject.
Sir Jo. Evelyn reports the Declaration concerning the King's Letter to the Lord Mayor, about the Stopping the Subscriptions for the Raising of Horse: Which was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto, with these Amendments * * * *
Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Long, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Lord Weynman, Mr. Venn, Mr. Ro. Goodwyn, Sir Wal. Erle, Mr. Vassall, Sir Wm. Litton, Mr. Cromwell, Sir Jo. Northcott;
This Committee is appointed to go with the Committee of the Lords into the City, about the Propositions and Declaration.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do sign the Warrants for the Apprehending of Mr. Hastins, and the rest of the Delinquents in Leicestershire.
WHEREAS great Quantities of Plate are brought unto the Treasurers appointed by both Houses of Parliament for the Receiving of Plate and Money, according to the Uses expressed in the Propositions: It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the said Treasurers shall have Power, by virtue of this Order, to melt down the said Plate, and cause it to be forthwith coined: And shall have likewise Power hereafter, from time to time, to melt down, and cause to be coined, all other Plate as shall hereafter be brought in.
Ordered, That the Petition of Tho. Carne, Lieutenant Colonel to Sir Jo. Merrick Knight, shall be referred to Mr. Wheeler to consider of and report the same to the House.
Licence to go beyond Seas.
Ordered, That Mr. Jo. Cotton shall be licensed by this . . . . to go beyond Seas, with One Servant, and his Trunk.
Declaration on King's Letter.
Sir Jo. Evelyn is to go to the Lords with a Message; and to deliver the Amendments to the Declaration concerning his Majesty's Letter to the Lord Mayor, touching the Loan of Monies upon the Propositions for Raising of Horse.