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, 2 Julii, 1642.
Propositions to the King.
Book set forth by the King.
The Lords desire a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning a Book which they have received, set forth by the King, concerning the Raising of Money and Horses.
Warrant to Beckwith.
Arms to Leicester.
Leave of Absence.
King's Declaration concerning Levies.
Mr. Hollis reports, That the Occasion of the Conference was a Book lately set forth, intituled, His Majesty's Declaration concerning Levies: In Answer to a printed Paper, intituled, A New Declaration of the Lords and Commons in Parliament, of the 21th of June, 1642, in Answer to his Majesty's Letter, dated the 14th of June, and sent to the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Sheriffs, of the City of London.
"The Lords desire you to consider into what Condition all those Persons are brought into, who have obeyed the Orders and Commands of the Parliament: This Declaration will give you a clear View of it."
"We shall desire the House of Commons may so take it to Heart, that there may be a speedy Course taken by both Houses, to provide for the Safety of the Sitting of the Parliament, and the Lives of the Members thereof, and of all those who have obeyed their Commands."
Lord Lieut. of Buckingham.
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you this Ordinance concerning the Nominating of a Lieutenant for the County of Bucks: And that they have agreed with this House; and have put in the Name of the Lord Wharton.
The Lords have received from the Commissioners concerning the Scottish Army, a Proposition which concerns the Disbanding of that Army: The Lords conceive this to be a Matter that concerns Money; and therefore more proper to be first considered of here; and do abstain from taking it into farther Consideration, till this House has taken some Resolution.