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, 9 Juli, 1642.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That a Thousand Pounds, for the Succour of Languard Fort, shall be forthwith paid unto the Earl of Norwich, or his Assignees, out of the Monies come in upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds: And the former Order of the Sixth of July, for the Receiving of the said Thousand Pounds, out of the Contribution Monies, to be cancelled.
Arrears of Subsidy, &c.
A Draught of an Order concerning the better Payment and Bringing in the Arrears of the Subsidy, Poll-money, Contribution, and the Loan of One hundred thousand Pounds within the City of London, was this Day read; and re-committed unto Mr. Corbett, Mr. Ven, Mr. White, And are to withdraw upon it presently.
Repayment of Loans.
Ordered, That Mr. Clobery, who lent One thousand Pounds upon the Poll Bill, for the Service of the Kingdom, shall be repaid, with Interest, out of the Monies that are collected upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds, in the County of Devon: And the Collectors of the said Monies in the County of Devon are hereby required to pay the same accordingly: And his Acquittance shall be allowed by the Treasurers in London.
Ordered, That the Town of Beudley, who have collected Seventy Pounds for the Relief of Ireland, shall detain in their Hands Ten Pounds, to be disposed of to the poor Passengers from Ireland, that come into or pass through that Town: And that they pay in the Residue of the Money to the Treasurers appointed to receive the same by the Act of Contribution.
Letter, &c. from Warwicke.
Commission of Array, &c.
Ordered, That the Sheriff of Coventry shall have some Numbers of the Printed Declaration concerning the Illegality of the Commission of Array: And that he take Care for the Dispersing of them: And that he desire Mr. Barker, a Member of this House, to assist him: And that the Lords be acquainted with this Letter and Petition; and with the Information that is given to this House, that the Earl of Northampton does intend to come into the County, to put the Commission of Array in Execution: And to desire that the like Order may go for the Apprehending of him, as for the Earl of Lindsey; and the like for the Lord Coventry in Worcestershire; and for the Earl of Devon in Derbyshire; this House having received Information, that those Lords do intend to put the Commission of Array in Execution in those Counties.
Ordered, That Mr. Jesson do write his Letter to Coventry, to require them to be assistant to the Publishing of the Declaration and other Orders of the House; and to the Putting the Militia in Execution: And that he bring in the Letter on Monday Morning.
Reeve thanked, &c.
Letter, &c. from Warwick.
Sir Wm. Litton is appointed to carry up this Letter from the Deputy Lieutenants, and the Petition from the Officers and Captains of the County of Warwick, to the Lords: And to desire that this Letter and Petition may be printed.
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That Captain Arth. Chichester, Mr. Hill, Lord Viscount Mountgomery, Sir James Montgomery, Lord Clanneboye, Sir Wm. Stewart, Sir Robert Stewart, Sir Wm. Cole, and Awdley Mervin, shall be received into Pay from the First of July, for their several Troops and Regiments of Horse and Foot.
Tyringham's Arrears, &c.
The humble Petition of Dame Magdalen Tyringham, Wife to Sir Arth. Tyringham Knight, and One of his Majesty's Honourable Privy Council in the Kingdom of Ireland, concerning the Vindicating and Righting the Honour of her deceased Husband, was this Day read: And the House taking Notice of the good and honourable Service of her Husband, and in regard thereof, and out of Memory to his Honour; have recommended and referred her Petition to the Committee for Mr. Chichester's Petition, to consider of the Arrears, and Engagement, and Merits of her Husband, in the Service of Ulster.
Ordered, That the Commissioners for Irish Affairs do meet this Afternoon: And that it be recommended unto them to consider of some effectual and speedy Means for the Drawing out of some Forces, out of some of the other Provinces where they can be spared, and bringing them into the Province of Munster, for the Re-gaining of Limerick.
Ordered, That Three thousand Pounds be forthwith paid to the Committee appointed to consider of the Defence of the Kingdom, out of the Monies that are come in upon the Subscriptions, to be disposed by them in buying Arms for the Country.
Impeachment of Lord Mayor.
The Articles of Impeachment in farther Charge against Sir Rich. Gurney Knight and Baronet, Lord Mayor of the City of London, were read altogether first: and then particularly One by One; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be forthwith ingrossed.
Member to be sent for.
Raising Volunteers in the City.
|Mr. Holles,||Tellers for the Yea, 125.|
|Sir Jo. Evelyn,|
|Sir Jo. Strangewayes,||Tellers for the Noe, 45.|
2. That these Men be formed into Companies and Regiments: That they may be under Officers that shall exercise them, by Direction of both Houses of Parliament; and have Eight-pence a Day allowed them, during the Service.
4. That such of the City as are willing may lend any Arms for this Service, as they can well spare; which Arms shall be restored, or made good, by both Houses of Parliament, if any be lost or impaired.
Mr. Marten carried up these Propositions to the Lords, to desire their Concurrence therein; and that they would appoint some Members of Their House to go with some of This, to make these Propositions to the Common Council at London.
Declaration concerning the Militia.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Declaration be forthwith prepared, and a Committee appointed to that Purpose, to prevent any Obstruction or Discouragement that may be occasioned, to the Execution of the Ordinance for the Militia, by the Reading of this Bill: And to be brought in on Monday Morning: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Four of Clock, in the inner Court of Wards.
Payment to the Scotts.
The Lords desire a Conference, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this .... concerning Monies that are to be paid unto the Scotts, upon the publick Faith, which are now demanded by the Scotts Commissioners.
Letters from Earl of Warwick.
Raising Volunteers in the City.
Sir Jo. Potts, Sir Wm. Litton, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Martin Lumley, are to go with the proportionable Number of the Lords that are appointed to go to the City, to propound the Propositions to the City, for the Raising of Ten thousand Volunteers, &c.
Answer to Lords.
Defence of the Kingdom.
Declaration concerning the Militia.
Sir Jo. Holland, Mr. Crue, Mr. Pierrepointe, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Hugh Cholmeley, Sir Jo. Potts, Mr. Holles, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Marten, Mr. Constantine, Mr. Green, Mr. Pym, Sir Robert Harley, Mr. Reynolds, Sir Edm. Montefort;
This Committee, or any Four of them, are to prepare a Declaration to prevent any Obstruction or Discouragement that may be occasioned to the Execution of the Ordinance touching the Militia, by Reading of the Bill for Ordering of the Militia: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Four of Clock, in the inner Court of Wards: And are to bring it on Monday Morning next.
2da vice lecta est Billa, An Act for ordering the Militia of the Kingdom of England, and Dominion of Wales; and, upon Question, committed ... Mr. Crue, Sir Hugh Cholmeley, Sir Edw. Moundford, Mr. Pury, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Whitlocke, Mr. Perepointe, Mr. Grimston, Sir Jo. Holland, Mr. Hollis, Sir Hen. Heyman, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Rowse, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Marten, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Rob. Goodwyn, Sir Rob. Harley, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Dalston, Mr. Perd, Mr. Strode, Mr. Noble: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Four .. Clock, in the Court of Wards.
Letter, &c. read.
Mayor of Northampton.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Mayor of Northampton shall be joined by this House, not to depart from the Town of Northampton, notwithstanding a Warrant served upon him to that End: And the Corporation of Northampton are to take Care that the Mayor do not depart the Town.
Persons sent for.
Reparation to Tenants, &c. at Hull.
Mr. Pym reports, from the Committee appointed to consider of the Safety of the Kingdom, a Declaration concerning a Reparation to be made to the Tenants or Owners of the Land about Hull, whose Grounds are drowned by Sir Jo. Hotham's letting forth the Tide: Which was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto: And Ordered, the Lords be moved to join herein.
Grant to Bannister.
Ordered, That Maudlyn Bannister, Widow, shall have Four Pounds given her out of the Contribution Money, towards her Charges, of Herself, her Mother, and Five Children, to go into Holland: And that Mr. Wheeler do forthwith pay the same.