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 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 * * * *.
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;
Committee for Irish Affairs.
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;
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.
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.
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.
Expence of Scotts Commissioners.
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.