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 Lunæ, 20 Junii, 1642.
Message to Lords.
Lord Lieut. of Ireland.
The first Article of the Sum of Three thousand Pounds to be allowed him for Preparation of Necessaries for his Journey, was first debated: And the second concerning an Advance of Pay to be allowed unto him, was likewise debated: And
Resolved, upon the Question, That Five thousand Pounds shall be imprested unto the Treasurer at Wars for Ireland, upon Account, to lie ready in his Hands, to be issued out for incident Charges, upon the Lord Lieutenant's Warrants.
Ordered, That Mr. Pym and Mr. Holles shall, from this House, repair unto the Commissioners for the Treasury, and desire them to take some good Order, that the Arrear of Three thousand and Thirty-three Pounds, due to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, upon his Majesty's Allowance, as his Extraordinary Ambassador in France, may be speedily paid unto him.
It was Ordered, That Hugh Perry, for whom it was printed, be forthwith summoned; and that the Letters itself be referred to the Committee for Informations: Who are to examine the Truth of this Business: And are to sit this Afternoon.
Messenger from Prince of Anhalt.
Information being given, That a Messenger from the Prince of Anhalt was at... Door, who brought Letters from that Prince; One to the King's Majesty; another to the Parliament of England; another to the Parliament of Scotland.
And then he was called in: And Mr. Speaker told his Interpreter, "That the House had received his Letters, and that they would acquaint the Lords with it; and that he should expect some Answer to this Business To-morrow Morning."
Affairs of the Palatinate.
According to a former Order, the Proposition informed, by the French Ambassador to be made by Sir Tho. Roe, to the King of Hongrie, and the House of Autria, concerning the Restitution of the Palatinate, was this Day read: And it is referred unto Mr. Holles, Mr. Waller, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Mr. Selden, Mr. Pym, Mr. Pierreponte;
Letters from Prince of Anhalt.
Leave of Absence.
Leave of Absence.
Sir Gilbert Pickering informs the House, how readily and willingly the County of Northampton yielded Obedience to the Ordinance for the Militia: And, that in the whole County, there came in at least Nine hundred Volunteers.
Relief of Persons from Ireland.
Ordered, That the Under Sheriff of the County of Northampton shall pay unto Sir Rowland St. Johns Twenty Pounds out of the Contribution Money for the Relief of many Poor, both English and Irish, lately come out of the Kingdom of Ireland, to Wilbaston, in the County of Northampton.
Prisoner brought up and discharged.
Mr. Wollaston who was formerly sent for as a Delinquent, for Speaking of Words in Discouragement of the Volunteers, was called in; and kneeled at the Bar a little: And then Mr. Speaker told him of the Words that were witnessed here against him by Two Witnesses: He confessed the Effect of the Words.
Mr. Waller brings Answer, That the Lords will give a present Meeting at a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, as is desired: And, as to the Order for Repayment of the Ten thousand Pounds, the Lords will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Jo. Evelyn brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Amendments to the Declaration concerning the Letter sent from his Majesty to the Lord Mayor of London; and to the Resolution concerning such as shall put the Commission of Array in Execution.
Correspondence with Scotland.
The heads of the Conference are, first to desire that the Letter addressed to the Parliament of England, may be opened at this Conference: And that the Letter addressed to the Parliament of Scotland, may be sealed up as it is, to the Commissioners of Scotland, by the English Commissioners.
Loan from Trinity House.
Prisoners for Ireland.
A Letter from the Earl of Warwick, of the Seventh of June, to the Earl of Holland, concerning the Fort of Langor Pointe, and the Arrears due to the Soldier there, delivered the other Day at a Conference, was this Day read; and ordered to be referred to the Committee for the Navy.
Treating with Officers.
Tonage and Poundage.
Arms for Leicester.
Ordered, That Mr. Samuel Wanley of Leicester shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant for the Carrying to Leicester Thirteen Musquets, Bandaliers, Swords and Belts, and Eight Hand-pieces, by Waggon, Cart, or otherwise.
Resolved, That this House doth approve of Sir Clement Throckmorton and Sir Robert Litton, to be Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Warwick: And the Deputy Lieutenants of that County may have the like Instructions as those of Leicestershire had.
Person to attend.
Member to attend.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Widdrington give Notice to Sir Wm. Carnaby, that presently, upon the Receipt of his Letter, he repair to attend the Service of the House: And, that if he shall not appear here on this Day Fortnight, that the House will proceed against him for his Contempt.
Mr. Prideaux, Sir Symonds D'Ewes, Mr. Hill, Mr. Constantine, are to search the Records in the Exchequer, and elsewhere, to see what Oath his Majesty took at his Coronation; and what Oaths other Kings, his Majesty's Predecessors, took; and such other Records as they shall think fit.
Informations concerning Newcastle.
* Cromwell, * Whittacre, * Blakiston, * Bences, * Coke, * Allanson, * Strode, * Vane, * Heyman, * Morley, * Corbett, * Haye, * Nicholas, * George, Mr. Pury, * Ro. Goodwyn, * Curson, * Bosevile, * Wauntor;
This Committee, or any Four of them, is to consider of the Informations concerning Newcastle; and to present their Opinions, what is fit to be done upon them, To-morrow Morning: And are to meet this Afternoon, in the Court of Wards: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, &c.
Proceedings against Lord Macquire, &c.
Mr. Pym reports from the Conference, That the Lords acquainted them, That the Lord Maguire Mac Mahown and Mr. Reade, who were sent for from Ireland, are arrived: And that they have taken Order to have them committed to strict Commitment in the Tower.
Ordered, That the Lords be moved, That a Committee may be appointed to re-examine these Prisoners in the Tower, upon such Interrogatories as they shall frame, upon such Examinations as were taken in Ireland, and sent *.
Mayor, &c. of Exeter.
They have given Order to their Speaker to write a Letter of Thanks to the Mayor and Sheriff; and do desire, that this House would require their Speaker to do the like. And they do desire, that they may have the like Order for their Indemnity, as the Sheriff of Essex had for his.
Resolved, That Thanks shall be returned to the Mayor and Sheriff of Exeter: And that this House does approve of the Sheriff of Exon to be Deputy Lieutenant of the City of Exon: And that the Sheriff shall have the same Order for his Indemnity, as the Sheriff of Essex had for his.
Stopping Ld. Dillon, &c.
Person to be released.
Ld. Delvin, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for Irish Affairs, to consider of the Lord Delvin, and his Company, that are Prisoners stayed by the Mayor of Beaumaris, and in his Custody, and of their Expence: And they are desired to take speedy Consideration of it.