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, 3 Septembris, 1642.
THE humble Petition of Jo. Cooth Parson, and James Strode Clothier, of Shepton Mallett in the County of Sommersett, now in the Serjeant's Custody; desiring to be bailed, was read: And
It is Ordered, That Mr. James Strode be forthwith bailed upon good Security.
The humble Petition of divers of the Inhabitants of the Town of Midhurst in the County of Sussex, desiring that they may have Mr. Jo. Roe, an orthodox Minister, in Orders, to be their Lecturer, to preach once upon every Lord's Day in the Afternoon, and once every Thursday in the Forenoon;
It is Ordered, That the said Mr. Roe be recommended to be their Lecturer, to preach there at the Days and Times desired: And that the Vicar there be injoined to permit the said Mr. Roe .... exercise his Ministry there, in Preaching at the Times aforesaid, without any Lett or Interruption.
Answer to the King.
Ordered, That the Declaration read, and by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; which is ... Answer to his Majesty's Message of the 13th of August, concerning the Committee for Adventurers lending One hundred thousand Pounds to the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom * * * *.
Resolved, upon * *, That no Member of this House shall be any of the Four Persons designed by a former Vote for Ireland.
Resolved, upon the Question, That these Four Persons shall be Four of the Adventurers for Ireland.
Receivers of Plate, &c.
Ordered, That these Persons underwritten be appointed as Commissaries and Receivers, to view and value such Horses, and to receive such Plate and Monies as shall be brought in upon the Propositions for Bringing in of Horse, Money, and Plate, from the Rape of Chichester in Sussex, and from the Town of Midhurst;
Sir Gregory Norton Baronet, Sir Jo. Chapman Knight, Geo. Oglander Esquire, Captain Henry Chittey, Mr. Geo. Greene, Mr. Stephen Humfreye.
Committee for Irish Affairs.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a select Committee shall be appointed to take Care of the Affairs of Ireland; and that any Adventurer of the House shall be admitted to have a Voice.
Ordered, That all the Commissioners for the Affairs of Ireland be of this Committee.
Mr. Ro. Goodwyn, Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr. Holland, Sir Wm. Massam, Mr. Reynolds, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Morley, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Greene, Colonel Ven, * Lucas, Mr. Dowse, Mr. Rous, Mr. Rolle, Sir Wm. Strictland, Sir Wm. Ogle, Mr. Pym, Mr. Whittacre, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Marten, Mr. Mathew, Alderman Soame;
This Committee is to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber; and so de die in diem, as they shall see Occasion: And have Power to send for Parties, Papers, Records, &c.
Wyntour's Iron Works, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Ro. Pye and Mr. Schawen, calling to their Assistance Sir Edw. Wardour, to draw up an Order for the Payment of the Monies payable by the Farmers of the Woods and Iron Works, under Sir Jo. Wyntour, into such Hands as they are directed to be paid by Grant under the Great Seal, and by a Tally struck in pursuance of that Grant, and by Warrants and Directions of his Majesty's Commissioners for the Treasury.
/?/ from E. of Salisbury.
Mr. Strode and Mr. Dowse are appointed to repair to the Earl of Salisbury; to put his Lordship in mind of his former Promise to this House, made about the Beginning of February last, to lend Five thousand Pounds, due from his Majesty, and assigned upon Sir John Wyntour, considering the Occasions of the Kingdom, for the Service of Ireland.
Ordered, That a List of the Names of the Members of this House shall be read on Monday next, as well those that have already subscribed for Horse, Money, or Plate, as those that have not; and that every Member do give their particular Answer.
London Common Council, &c.
Captain Ven reports, from the City of London, that the Common Council had met upon the Order of both Houses, for the Summoning every particular Ward in London, as well those that have lent upon the Propositions for Raising of Horse, Money, or Plate, as those that have not; and receive every Man's Answer: And that they offer some Amendments to that Order, which they conceive (as it is penned without them) doth trench upon their Liberties. Which Amendments were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be carried up to the Lords, by Captain Ven, for their Consent thereunto: And also the Names of Deputies to receive Monies and Plate in Sussex.
Ordered, That * Walgrave, the Serjeant's Man, do go into Essex and Suffolke, and disperse the Declarations of both Houses, to prevent the Plundering and Pillaging of Houses; and to leave them with the Magistrates of Towns, and Churchwardens of Parishes, as he goes along.
Ld. Keeper to pass Commissions.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Wild and Mr. Reynolds do draw an Order to be sent to the Lord Keeper, to pass under the Great Seal, Commissions to levy Monies upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds.
Answer to Scotch Declaration.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Answer to the Scotts Declaration, or any Four of them, do meet this Afternoon, at Two .. Clock, in the Court of Wards.
Mr. Holland, and Mr. Martyn, are added to that Committee.
Declaration concerning Essex.
Mr. Serjeant Wild, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Gourdon, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Heveningham, are to consider of the several Declarations made concerning the County of Essex: and to alter and add as they see Cause; and to report the same to the House.
Ordered, That Mr. Daniel, the Printer of the University of Cambridge, be injoined by this House, not to print any thing concerning the Proceedings of Parliament, without the Consent or Order of One or both Houses of Parliament: And that he be discharged of further Attendance.
Mr. Pym reports from the Committee for Irish Affairs: Whereupon
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That the Consideration of the Providing of Monies for the Commissaries appointed to provide Victuals for Ireland, shall be referred to the Committee for Irish Affairs: And
Resolved, &c. That Three hundred and Fifty-nine Pounds Seven Shillings and Six Pence shall be forthwith paid for Caps for the Soldiers in Ireland, according to the Contract, to Mr. Hen. Paman, and Edmund Hunt, Haberdashers of London, by Nich. Loftus, Deputy Treasurer at Wars.
Resolved, &c. That One hundred Barrels of Powder shall be sent unto the Lord Conway, and Sir Jo. Clatworthy, for the Supply of their Regiments; and One hundred Barrels more to be employed for the Service of those other British Forces in Ulster that are in Regiments and Garisons.
Ordered, That Mr. Pym do move the Lord General, from this House, for his Directions for the Providing and Furnishing of this Powder.
Ordered, That Five hundred Pounds shall be paid to the Lord Cromwell, upon Account, towards the Arrears due to his Troop.
Ordered, That the Lord Conway shall have his Proportionable Share of the Twenty-seven thousand Pounds, to be sent to Dublyn, towards the Payment of his Arrears, as Marshal.
Ordered, That Three hundred Pounds shall be paid to Captain Chichester's Lady, towards the Arrears due to Captain Chichester.
Resolved, &c. That One thousand Pounds, Part of the Two thousand Pounds for the incident Charges, shall be forthwith paid to the General of the Scotts Army.
Expence of Scotts Commissioners.
Captain Ven reports what Monies are due for the Lodgings of the Scotts Commissioners, and the Furniture for the same: Which amounted to the Sum of Seven hundred Fifty-one Pounds Six Shillings.
Arrears due to Scotland.
Ordered, That the Treasurers appointed to receive the Monies that come in upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds, do forthwith pay unto the Scotts Commissioners (if they shall so desire it) the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds, now ready in Cash; and so, from time to time, such other Sums as they shall have in Cash, and the Scotts Commissioners desire to have, until such Time as the Forty thousand Pounds due unto them for Part of their Brotherly Assistance, be paid; and that they issue out none of the said Monies for any other Occasion, save the Sum of Seven hundred Fifty-one Pounds Six Shillings, for Payment of the House-rent, and for the Furniture thereunto belonging, which was provided for the Scotts Commissioners by the Directions of this House. And further Ordered, That the same Monies be paid accordingly.
Ordered, That the Committee for Ireland do meet on Monday Morning, at Seven .. Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber, to consider of the several Orders for Monies to be paid for the Affairs in Ireland; and where those Monies shall be had; and how paid and distributed.
Ordered, That on Tuesday next the House take into Consideration a Captain General for Ireland.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Hill has Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Strictland report, on Monday, the Business concerning the absent Members.
Answer from Lords.
Captain Ven reports, the Lords concur in the Order he carried up concerning the Wards of London, and the Deputies for Receiving of Money, or Plate, in Sussex.
Raising Horse, &c.
Sir Tho. Barrington reports, the Lords do concur with this House in the Order for Suffolke, for Raising of Horse, Money, and Plate.
Ordered, That the Petition of Sir Rob. Dillington shall be read on Monday next.
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