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.
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.
Leave of Absence.
Tonage and Poundage.
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.
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.
King's Answer to Propositions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tonage and Poundage.
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.