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 Veneris, 24 Junii, 1642.
ORDERED, That the Horses of Mr. Killigrewe's stayed at Enfield, shall be brought up to the Bell, in Coleman-street; and there kept at Mr. Killigrewe's Charges, until he shall give good Security not to carry them to York.
That a Letter be written to the Sheriff of Norhamptonshire, to let him know, that there is a Horse of Mr. Nevill's stayed at Northampton, by Ordinance of both Houses; and therefore that he should not grant forth a Replevin, until he shall receive farther Order.
Ordance, &c. for Ireland.
Ordered, That the Lords be moved to join with this House, in a Desire to his Majesty, to grant his Warrant to the Master and Officers of the Ordance, for the Issuing out of such Ordnance, Ammunition, Arms, and Necessaries, as are requisite for the Train of Artillery to be sent into Ireland, and are contained in a List this Day presented from the Commissioners for Irish Affairs.
Magazine from Hull.
He likewise presented a Letter from the Lord Willoughby of Parham, Lord Lieutenant of the County of Lincolne, shewing the Readiness of that County, in yielding Obedience to the Ordinance touching the Militia.
Lincolne Declaration, &c.
Treaty with Scotts.
Arms, &c. from Hull.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That so much of the Arms and Ammunition that were brought from Hull, shall be put into convenient Places in Leaden-hall, Blackwell-hall, Guild-hall, Apothecaries-hall, and Leathersellers-hall, or in such other Places as the Committee for the Militia of London shall think fit; to be kept there: And that the said Committees shall be hereby appointed to see this done; and take the said Arms and Ammunition by Inventory: And shall have Liberty to chuse such Officers and Servants as they shall think fit, to take care of this Charge.
This House doth condescend to the Lords Proposition, that Wages be allowed them for their Pains; and also how those Persons that have had the Arms and Ammunition in Care all this while, may be satisfied for their Care: And that the Marshall of the Admiralty shall have an Order to deliver the said Arms and Ammunition to the said Committees for the Militia.
Lincolne Declaration, &c.
THAT, considering the many unhappy Distractions lately grown in Church and Commonwealth, through the malicious Practices of a malignant Party, labouring to breed Jealousies between the King and his People, we are enforced to express, in this our humble Declaration, our Desires and Resolutions to spend our Lives and Estates in the Defence of his Majesty's Person, the true Protestant Religion, the Peace of the Realm, the Maintenance of the Rights and Privileges of Parliament, the Laws of the Land, and the lawful Liberties of the Subjects, according to our late Protestation, against all such as shall attempt to separate his Majesty from his great and faithful Council of Parliament; and, by that Means, to alienate his Majesty's Affection from his loyal Subjects: And this our Declaration we humbly desire your Lordship to represent from us to the high and honourable Court of Parliament.
That it be referred to the Members of this House that are Commissioners for the Affairs of Ireland, to take into their Consideration the several Letters, Declarations, and the other Papers concerning Galloway; and to report their Opinions to this House: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two a Clock, in the Inner Star-chamber.
Sir Hen. Vane, and Sir Hen. Mildmy, are added to that Committee: And to consider what Course is fit to be taken with the Priests that they shall apprehend in Ireland: And the Petition of Lodovicke Dike and Tho. Gunningham, and the Propositions concerning Two Scotts Ships, are referred to that Committee.
Lord Lieut. of Buckingham.
The humble Petition of the Captains, Officers, and Soldiers, of the Trained Bands and Volunteers of the County of Buck', assembled at Ailesburie, June 17th, 1642, was read, desiring a new Lord Lieutenant, and returning Thanks for the Ordinance for the Militia.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Long carried up to the Lords the Instructions for the Deputy Lieutenants for Warwickshire; The Order for Two thousand Pounds to Sir Jo. Hotham; The Ordinance for the Hundred thousand Pounds borrowed of the City; The Order and List of Arms for a Warrant, for his Majesty to grant for Issuing thereof; and the Order and Amendments for laying the Hull Magazine in the Halls in London.
Treaty with Scotts.
Upon the Commissioners Report of the Treaty with the Scotts, it is Resolved, upon the Question, That the Word "Colonel," in the Fourth Article of the Scotts Treaty, be altered into "Commissary General," provided that he have the Pay only of a Colonel: And that the List be so amended.
Resolved, That these Words shall be added to the End of the Third Article, "according to Instructions received, or to be received by the Masters of these Ships, from the Lord Admiral, to that Purpose."
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for Irish Affairs, to agree with the Scotts Commissioners about the Taking of all such Victuals as, by their own List, shall be provided by this Kingdom for them.
Ordered, That these Words, "and that there shall be a Month's Warning beforehand of their Disbanding; which said Discharge, and Month's Warning, shall be made known by them to the Council of Scotland, or the Lord Chancellor, One Month before the Discharging thereof."
Proclamation posted at Guildhall.
That this Proclamation was posted at Guildhall, where the Plate and Money are received: It was there met with by the Officers, and brought to the Lords: And, it concerning this House, as well as theirs, they thought good to communicate it to this House.
King's Answer to Propositions.
Ly. Sidley's Committee.
St. Sepulchre's Parish.
ORDERED, That the Petition of the Alderman, Alderman's Deputy, Vicar, Common-council-men, Church-wardens, and Ancients, of the Parish of St. Sepulchre's, with the Articles, be referred to the Committee for scandalous Ministers.
Message from Lords.
The Lords do agree to the Order for Disposing of the Ammunition for Hull; and to the Amendments to the Order for Securing the Hundred thousand Pounds to the City; and to the Order for Two thousand Pounds to Sir Jo. Hotham; to the Instructions for Warwickshire, with some * * * *
Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Fynes, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Selden, Mr. Perepointe, Mr. Whitlocke, Sir Jo. Cooke, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Waller, Sir Gilb. Gerard, Mr. Palmar, Sir Wm. Widdrington, Mr. Hill, Mr. Cooke, Mr. Crue, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. King.
This Committee is to take into Consideration this Proclamation; and to draw a Declaration for the Vindication of the Proceedings of this House: And are to meet To-morrow, at Two.. Clock, in the Court of Wards, in the Afternoon.
Prepositions to the King.
"That the great Affairs of the Kingdom may not be concluded or transacted by the Advice of private Men, or by any unknown or unsworn Counsellors; but that such Matters as concerning the Publick, and are proper for the High Court of Parliament, which is your Majesty's great and supreme Council, may be debated, resolved, and transacted, only in Parliament, and not elsewhere: And such as shall presume to do any thing to the contrary, shall be reserved to the Censure and Judgement of Parliament."
Resolved, &c. That this House shall insist upon this Part of the Second Proposition; viz. "and such other Matters of State as are proper for your Majesty's Privy Council, shall be transacted and concluded with the Advice of such of the Nobility, and others, as shall, from time to time, be chosen for that Place."
Resolved, &c. That this House shall insist upon this Part of this Second Proposition; viz. "And that no publick Act concerning the Affairs of the Kingdom, which are proper for your Privy Council, may be esteemed of any Validity, as proceeding from the Royal Authority, unless it be done by Advice and Consent of Six or more of your Council, attested under their Hands."