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 Martis, 21 Junii, 1642.
Leave of Absence.
MR. Ferris has Leave to go into the Country for Recovery of his Health.
Mr. Bassett has Leave to go into the Country.
Mr. Trenchard reports the general State of the Accounts: which was read by the Clerk; and ordered to be re-committed unto the same Committee: And they are to bring it in To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Preamble to the Accounts do meet this Afternoon; and bring it in To-morrow Morning.
Sir Jo. Hollands, Mr. Cage, Sir Ro. Crane, are added to the Committee for Accounts.
Whereas Sir Jo. Hewett formerly lent Six hundred Pounds, upon the Act of Contribution and Loan Money, for the Service of the Commonwealth; It is this Day Ordered, That Mr. Wheeler do take care, That the said Sum of Six hundred Pounds be speedily paid unto the said Sir Jo. Hewett.
Mr. Long went up to the Lords, to desire them to join with this House, in appointing the Lord Wharton to be Colonel General of the Forces set forth by the Adventurers for Ireland.
Leave of Absence.
Sir Roger North has Leave to go into the Country.
Tonage and Poundage.
The House was resolved into a Committee to consider farther of the Bill of Tonage and Poundage.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair
Mr. Solicitor was called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Letter to Mayor, &c. of Exeter.
A Letter to be sent from Mr. Speaker to the Mayor and Sheriff of the City of Exeter, acknowledging their Readiness in obeying the Ordinance touching the Militia, and returning them thanks for it, was this Day read; and ordered to be signed by Mr. Speaker.
A Message from the Lords by Sir Rob. Riche and Mr. Page.
The Lords are acquainted with a Ship, of Mr. Courtin's ballast with Salt-petre: They conceive it a Commodity that is now very useful for the Commonwealth; and therefore do desire this House to send to Mr. Curten, to buy it for the Service of the Kingdom.
Mr. Long brings Answer, That the Lords do agree and approve of the Choice made of the Lord Wharton, to be Colonel General of the Forces sent over into Ireland, by the Adventurers for Ireland; and do give him Leave to go To-day to see the Protestation taken by the Soldiers: And hereafter, as Occasion shall be, when the great Affairs of the Kingdom shall permit, they shall consent to his farther Proceeding in that Service.
Warwick Militia, &c.
Ordered, That Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Bosevile, Mr. Purefroy, and Mr. Barker, Members of this House, and Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Warwick, do repair into that County, to see the Ordinance touching the Militia put in Execution in that County; and likewise to put in Execution the Instructions given them from both Houses.
The Instructions to be given to the Deputy Lieutenants of that County were read; which were the same as were given to the Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Lancaster; and were re-committed to Mr. Serjeant Wilde.
Loan from Merchant Adventurers.
The humble Petition of the Merchant Adventurers was this Day read, concerning their furnishing Thirty thousand Pounds beyond the Seas at Four and Six-pence the Rix-dollar, to be repaid out of the last Payment of the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds, with Eight Pounds per Cent. for the Forbearance.
Sir Robert Harley was appointed to...the Scotts Commissioners, to know whether they could conveniently take this Sum beyond the Seas.
King's Answer to Propositions.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Rob. Riche and Mr. Page;
The King's Majesty has directed Letters to the Speaker of the Lords House; and in That is included his Majesty's Answer to the Nineteen Propositions sent to his Majesty from both Houses, which, by the Letter, are to be communicated to this House.
The Letter and Propositions were all read by the Clerk.
Payment to Hotham,
Resolved, upon the Question, That Two thousand Pounds, more than the Two thousand Pounds formerly ordered, shall be imprested to Sir Jo. Hotham, upon Account: And it is referred to Mr. Wheeler and Mr. Trenchard to consider of the Furnishing of this Money; and to report with all convenient Speed.
Resolved, upon the Question, That his Majesty's Message, this Day received, shall be taken into Consideration on Thursday Morning next.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Riche and Mr. Page;
This Book, intituled, His Majesty's Declaration to all his loving Subjects, &c. came to the Hands of some of the Lords; and they communicated it to the rest of the Lords: They find it contains some Things in it fit to be considered of, and what is to be done upon it: And, to that end, have appointed a Committee of Thirteen of their House; And desire that this House would appoint a Committee of a proportionable Number, to meet upon it this Afternoon, at Three of Clock.
Resolved, That a Committee of a proportionable Number shall be appointed, to meet with a proportionable Number of the Lords, this Afternoon, at Three of Clock; to take into Consideration a Book, intituled, His Majesty's Declaration to all his loving Subjects. &c.; and to consider what is fit to be done upon it.
The printed Declaration was read.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House has considered of your Message; and has agreed of a Committee of a proportionable Number to give a Meeting as is desired.
Sir H. Vane, Mr. Waller, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Symonds D'Ewes, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Sir Ph. Stapilton, Mr. Holles, Mr. Fiennis, Mr. Selden, Mr. Hampden, Sir Tho. Bowyer, Sir Sam. Rolle, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Pym, Sir Wm. Litton, Mr. Serj. Wilde, Sir Jo. Holland, Mr. Rob. Goodwyn, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Cage, Sir Robert Coke, Mr. Strode, Mr. Pierrepointe;
This Committee is appointed to meet with a Committee of a proportionable Number of the Lords, this Afternoon at Three of Clock, to take into Consideration a Book, intituled, His Majesty's Declaration to all his loving Subjects, &c.; and to consider what is fit to be done upon it.
Ordered, That Mr. Wheeler do pay to those Persons that made Stay of the Horses in Colman-streete and Endfield Chace, that were going for Yorke, by virtue of the Order of this House, Twenty Shillings, for their Pains and Travel about the same: And that the Horses be still stayed: And the further Examination of this Business is referred to the Committee for Informations.
Western Circuit, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Hollis and Sir Jo. Evelyn do go to the Judges of the Western Circuit; and to know of them, from this House, what are the Causes which hath moved them to alter the Places of Keeping of the Assizes of that Circuit: And Mr. Morley and Mr. Rob. Goodwyn to know the like of the Judges that go Sussex Circuit.
Ordered, That it be taken into Consideration To-morrow, Judge Mallett his going Circuits; being complained of by both the Counties; for Misdemeanors committed by him the last Circuit he went.
Tonage and Poundage.
Resolved, &c. That the Grand Committee of the House do meet this Afternoon, to consider of the Bill of Tonage and Poundage.
Resolved, &c. That all private Committees do cease this Afternoon, except that Committee appointed to meet the Lords, and the Committee concerning the Garison informed to be put into Newcastle.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of William Clarke, Esquire, of Rootham in Kent, and Tho. Flood, Esquire, of Otton in Kent, to be bail for Captain Lovelace; Ten thousand Pounds the Principal; Five thousand Pounds apiece the Sureties.
Privilege in a Suit.
Ordered, That the like Order be made for Mr. Bosvile his Privilege, in a Suit between Sir Fra. Wortley and Him, as was made formerly.