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 Mercurii, 24 Augusti, 1642;
WHEREAS Sir Jo. Hobart, of Blickling in the County of Norfolk, Knight and Baronet, one of the Deputy Lieutenants appointed by the House of Commons for the said County, is known to be a Man well affected to his Majesty, and to the Parliament; and is now travelling into Norfolk, with Five Case of Pistols, Three Carabines, and Two little short Pieces of Brass: These are to require all Sheriffs, Mayors, Constables, and other his Majesty's Subjects and Officers whatsoever, to permit and suffer him to pass quietly and freely, with the Arms before mentioned, without any Lett or Molestation.
Commrs of of Array.
Mr. White, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Gourdon, Sir Wm. Strickland, are added to the Committee appointed to consider of the Proceedings of the Commissioners named in the Commission of Array, and of their Adherents.
The Ordinance for restraining the Licence of Printing was read; and re-committed unto Mr. White, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Rous, Sir Simonds D'Ewes, Mr. Gourdon: Who withdrew presently upon it.
Leave to go to the King.
Ordered, That Sir Ro. Fenn have Leave to go to his Majesty, Himself and Four Servants, with Monies under the Sum of an hundred Pounds.
Securing Great Yarmouth.
An Order for securing Great Yarmouth was read; and re-committed to the Committee appointed to consider of it.
Letter from E. of Leicester.
A Letter from the Earl of Leicester, from Nottingham, of the 19° of August, concerning his not being yet dispatched, by reason of his Majesty's Commands.
A Letter from Mr. Strode, from Munster, of August the 9th, concerning the State of that Province; and a Letter from Mr. Jo. Gower, of the 5th of August.
Disarming Papists in Dublyn.
Resolved, That Order be given immediately for Disarming the Papists in Dublyn, and thereabouts: And that the Committee do consider of some Way of securing the Persons of the principal Papists.
Resolved, That the Lords Justices be reproved for delaying the Disarming of them so long, and for suffering the Priests to go over into France, who are now all come back again into Ireland.
Ordered, That these Letters from Munster be referred to the Committee for Adventurers; who are appointed to sit this Afternoon upon them; and to consider of the Business concerning the Lord Forbes; and of some present Supplies to be sent into that Province.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Ogle shall receive Thanks from this House for the good Service he hath done in Munster: And the House doth promise, that they will take some speedy Course for the satisfying him his Arrears.
Ordered, That these Petitions of Mr. Church, Mr. Beresford, Simon Holman, Tho. Hilman, Geo. Church, Francis Hayward, Jo. Leigh, Rich. Barwick Gentlemen: And the Petition of the cashiered Officers of the Lord Kerrie's Regiment, whose Names are underwritten; and the Petition of Tho. Church, and Michael Beresford; be referred to the Committee of Adventurers.
An Ordinance for inhibiting the Importation of Currans, which was formerly re-committed, was this Day brought in from the Committee; and read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be carried up to the Lords for their Concurrence; And that it be printed by the Printer that printed the Book of Rates.
Proceedings against Clerke.
The Witnesses against Clerke, the Vicar of Andevor, who was summoned to come up, for refusing to obey the Order of the House, were called in: Who testified, That the said Vicar gave a Command to lock the Church Doors: That he said, "Rather than Mr. Symonds should preach there, by Order of Parliament, he would lose his Life, and his Wife and Children should die in Prison: That the Church was as much his own, as his own House; and he would hold his Right, let the Parliament do what they would."
Mr. Clarke being called in, denied the Truth of this Information: Whereupon he was commanded to withdraw.
And being called in again, Mr. Speaker, by Command of the House, told him, "The House was not satisfied with his Answer: That the Information was proved by several Witnesses: And therefore the House had commanded him to pronounce this Judgment upon him; That he should be committed to the King's Bench; and there remain during the Pleasure of this House."
Ordered, That the said Clarke the Vicar, the Churchwardens, and other Persons whom it may concern, be hereby required to permit the said Mr. Symonds to preach in the Church of Andevor, according to the former Order, without Lett or Interruption.
Declaration from the Scotts.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House holds it fittest, that the Declaration from the Scotts should be received by a Committee of both Houses.
Securing Great Yarmouth, &c.
The Order for securing the Town of Great Yarmouth in the County of Norfolk, re-committed, was again brought in, and by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence: And
Ordered, That Linne shall have the like; and Boston, and any other Town that shall desire it.
Bringing in Money, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Corbett shall have Leave to go to Yarmouth, to advance the Propositions for Bringing in of Money, Plate and Horse; and to secure that Town, and preserve the Peace of it.
Ordered, That Sir Michael Wharton's Plate, now stayed by Order of the House, and in Custody at Guildhall, shall remain there still, until the House take further Order therein.
Instructions to Counties.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir H. Vane junior, and the rest of the Gentlemen nominated for Deputy Lieutenants for that County, or any Two of them, to peruse the several Instructions that have been given to the several Counties; and out of them, or otherwise, to compose a Body of Instructions fit for them.
Removing a Prisoner.
Ordered, That Sir Roger Twisden now in the Serjeant's Custody, be removed from thence to Sir Hugh Cholmeley's House at Cheswick: And that he give good Security not to depart above Three Miles from thence, till the House take farther Order.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath;
The Lords have appointed To-morrow, at Two of Clock, to receive the Scottish Commissioners, by a Committee of the whole House, in the Painted Chamber: And they desire that you would do the like.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth consent to meet with the Committee of the Lords House, by a Committee of this whole House, to receive the Scottish Commissioners, To-morrow at Two, post meridiem, in the Painted Chamber.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House hath resolved, That a Committee of this House shall meet a Committee of the Lords House, To-morrow, at Two post meridiem, in the Painted Chamber, to receive the Scottish Commissioners.
Collectors of Money.
Ordered, That the Collectors appointed to receive the Monies that come in upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds in the County of Southampton, shall not pay any Monies designed to Colonel Goring by former Orders, notwithstanding any former Order.
Message to Lords.
Sir Wm. Strickland carried up to the Lords the * * Pay to the Governor of Hull; the Ordinance for the better Observing the publick Fast; the Order for Securing of Great Yarmouth.
Sir Wm. Strickland brings Answer, That the Lords do agree in all.
Loans from the City, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider of the Propositions to be made to the Citizens, concerning the Borrowing of Monies, do meet this Afternoon, and bring in those Propositions To-morrow Morning: And it is referred to the same Committee, to prepare some Order for securing such Monies as shall be brought in and lent by the Merchant Strangers.
Information against Lake.
Edw. Walker, and Two more of the Inhabitants of Greenwiche, were called in; who informed the House That they were present when Lake, the Curate of the Church in Greenewiche, did, on Sunday last, read the Kentish Petition, and Instructions presented lately to his Majesty at Yorke; which this House caused to be suppressed, as it was in printing.
Resolved, &c. That * Lake, the Curate of the Church in Greenewiche, shall be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent.
Ordered, That the Ship going to Newcastle, whereof Clarke is Master, shall be forthwith discharged, notwithstanding the former Order of this House for Stay thereof.
Ordered, That Mr. Green do return Answer to the Earl of Warwicke, to those Letters this Day received from his Lordship: And that he likewise desire the Earl of Warwicke to send Two or Three Ships of good Strength, to seize upon Captain Stradling, and Captain Kettleby, or any other Ships that ride thereabouts, to give any Disturbance or Annoyance to the Ships that pass between England and Ireland.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Navy do, To-morrow, confer with the Trinity Men, concerning some Ketches to be employed towards Portesmouth, &c.
Providing Money, &c.
Ordered, That the Consideration of providing Monies for Ireland; and likewise the Consideration of the State of the Army, shall be the first Business this Morning.
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