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, 19 Augusti, 1642.
Warrant to Busher, &c.
ORDERED, That Mary Busher and Elizabeth Cave shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to transport themselves into Holland.
Speaker to sign Warrants.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker shall sign a Warrant signed by Mr. Marten, and Sir Ro. Pye, to give Warrant to Mr. Fettiplace of Gloucestershire, to transport the Particulars contained in the said Note.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker shall sign a Warrant for Sir Ro. Coke, to transport Two Cases of Pistols into Gloucestershire.
Ly. Benion's Money.
The humble Petition of Dame Alice Benion, Wife of Sir Geo. Benion Knight, concerning the Delivery of the Monies of hers, stayed by Order of this House, and now remaining in the Chamber of London ....: And
It is Ordered, That the Two hundred Pounds designed for the Payment of some Debts, be delivered unto her, to be paid accordingly: And that the rest of the Monies be deposited in the Hands of the Lord Mayor, to be delivered to her according to his Discretion, Weekly, for the Maintenance of the Lady Benion, and Satisfying of Debts.
Search for Goods.
Upon the Information of Mr. Bell, That this House was plundered at Hampton Town, and all his Goods taken out at Noon-day, and sold in the Town; It is Ordered, That Two Justices of Peace, near adjoining, be required to make Warrant for Search of the said Goods; and, where they are found, to seize them.
Dep. Lieut. of Cambridge.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth nominate and approve of Sir Tho. Marten to be a Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Cambridge.
Plundering by Soldiers.
Ordered, That this Petition of William Browne and Rebecca his Wife, concerning her House being plundered on Wednesday last, be especially recommended to the Lord General: And that his Excellence be desired, that if these Insolencies be committed by these Soldiers, through the Negligence of the Officers that do not attend their Charges as they ought to do, that such Officers may be cashiered; and that his Excellence would take some speedy Course, that the chief of these Offenders may be apprehended, and severely punished.
Contract for Arms.
The Copy of a Contract between the Justices and Council of Ireland, and Mr. Quarles, for the Providing and Delivery of certain Arms at Dublyn, for the Service of that Kingdom, was this Day read: And
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth allow of this Contract; and doth Order, That a Thousand Pounds shall be advanced to Mr. Halsteed, out of the Adventurers Monies for Ireland, upon Account; and that Mr. Fitzgerald,.... Agents for the Council of Ireland, shall take Bonds, that the said Arms be delivered at Dublyn: Casualty and Danger of the Sea excepted.
Apprehension of Stepkin.
Upon the Report from the Committee for Instructions of the Apprehending of one Mr. Peter Stepkin, who was apprehended, and a Letter found with him from one Sherley, that invites him to go to Yorke, with a Promise, that he shall have * * * *
Resolved, upon * * That Mr. Peter Stepkin shall be forthwith committed a Prisoner to the Gatehouse, there to remain during the Pleasure of the House.
Securing Passages of Cambridge, &c.
An Order for securing the Passages between the Town of Cambridge, Linne Regis, and the Northern Parts, was this Day read; and ordered accordingly; and carried up to the Lords, by Sir Ro. Harley.
Contributions for Ireland.
Upon Mr. Wheeler's Report from the Committee for Contributions: It was Resolved, upon the Question, That Two thousand Pounds shall, with convenient Speed, as the Money of the Contribution comes in, be sent over to Dublyn, for Relief of the poor Ministers and poor People there; that Five hundred Pounds shall be sent into Ulster; and that Five hundred Pounds shall be sent into Munster: And that the Treasurers for the Contribution Monies be required to issue out no Monies, until this Three thousand Pounds shall come in: And that the Committee for Contributions be appointed to draw Instructions for the Distributing of the said Sums, or any other Sums to be hereafter sent into that Kingdom.
Bailing a Prisoner.
Upon the humble Petition of Robert Barrell Clerk, Curate of Maidston in Kent, now in the Serjeant's Custody, desiring to be bailed;
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Barrell be forthwith bailed.
Speaking against Parliament.
There was an Information given in of Words spoken by Edw. Jeffery of Southminster, Clerk, testified under the Hand of Mr. Wm. Gray and Mr. Fairechilde: The Words were, that he cried, "A Pox upon the Parliament; That, by God, he would first cut the Parliament's Throats, before they should take a Course with such Priests as himself."
Resolved, That Mr. Edw. Jeffery, Vicar of Southminster, be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy, or any Four of them, shall have Power to meet at such Times as they shall hold convenient, to consider of and dispatch such Businesses as shall concern the Navy and the Customs: And that Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Rich. Young, Mr. Spurstoe, Mr. Bedingfield, Mr. Bence, Mr. Young, Mr. Hill, be added to this Committee.
Ordered, That the Report of the Patent concerning the Letter Office, be made on Wednesday next.
Import of Currans.
An Ordinance for inhibiting the Importation of Currans, from the last Day of September last: Which was read; and re-committed unto the same Committee; to consider at what Rates the Retailers of Currants shall sell.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Ro. Harley reports, That the Lords do agree to the Votes concerning the Lord General, and the General of the Horse; to the Order for securing the Bridges and Passages of Norfolk, Suffolk, and Cambridge; to the Order for valuing the Horse, and receiving the Contribution Money in Kent; to the Deputy Lieutenants of Kent recommended by the Lieutenant of that County, with those added by this House.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Tho. Jones Esquire complaining, That one James Woodward, Deputy to the Serjeant of this House, by Pretence of an Order of this House, giving out, your Petitioner was a Recusant, did break open the Doors, and ransack all the Goods in your Petitioner's House, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Informations.
The humble Petition of Wm. Stamp Clerk, Vicar of Stepney, this Day read: And
Ordered, That he do attend the House To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Kentish Petition be forthwith suppressed, where it is in Printing: and that the Party be brought in safe Custody that doth print the same.
Rector of Heling.
The Declaration and Impeachment of the Commons House of Parliament, on Behalf of Edmund Lynold, Rector of Heling in the County of Lincolne, this Day read; assented unto; and ordered to be carried up to the Lords at a Conference.
Payment to Carne.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Pye and Mr. Wheeler do forthwith pay unto Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Carne, the Sum of Fourscore-two Pounds and Ten Shillings, for his Personal Entertainment due unto him for his Service in the late Northern Expedition; it appearing by Sir Wm. Uvedale's Certificate, that so much is due unto him: And that his Acquittance shall be to them, and every of them, a sufficient Discharge upon their Account.
Whereas this House is informed, That a Copy of the large Declaration which hath past this House, and is not yet agreed unto by the Lords, is at some of the Printing houses in Printing, or ready set to be printed; It is therefore Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do grant his Warrant to seize on the Printed Copies, and of the original Copy, or any Part of it; and to bring the same to this House; and to discompose the Letters set for the Printing thereof; and to require the Printers thereof to attend this House.
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