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, 14 Septembris, 1642.
WHEREAS Sir Wm. Morley formerly promised to bring in Six Horses, and Two hundred Pounds in Money, for the Service of the Kingdom; he now desires to bring in Four hundred Pounds in Money, and Two Horses: The which the House does accept, and returns him Thanks.
Loan from London.
An Ordinance to secure Monies lent by Inhabitants of the City of London, that are neither free of any Company, nor Merchant Strangers, was this Day read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be carried up unto the Lords for their Concurrence herein.
The humble Petition of Philip Earl of Pembroke and Montgommery, and his Associates in the Royal Fishing of Great Brittaine and Ireland; desiring that Recompence might be made to the said Earl and his Associates, out of the Ship Clare, belonging to Subjects of the King of Spaine, and stayed at Southampton, which came from the West Indies, laden with Plate, Cochineal, and other Goods; for the Loss and Damage they sustained by the Town of Duynkirke in their Fishing, their Busses being taken by them, &c.; was this Day read; and ordered to be referred to the Committee for the Navy: And that Mr. Glyn and Mr. Oldsworth be added to this Committee as to this Business.
The humble Petition of the Governor and Company of Merchants trading . . . the Levant Seas, concerning their Desire, that the Strangers Consulage, now taken by the present Ambassador, and pretended by them to be due to the Company, may be deposited in some safe Hands, until the Right and Title of it be determined, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That the Committee of Trade, where Sir H. Vane has the Chair, be revived as to this Business: And that this Petition be referred to this Committee: And are to meet upon it on Monday come Fortnight, in the Exchequer Chamber, at Two of Clock in the Afternoon.
Propositions to the Counties, &c.
Ordered, That all that will come, may have Voices at the Committee for sending the Propositions into the several Counties, Cities, and Corporations of this Kingdom.
The humble Petition of Jo. Marston, Owner of the Ship Hopewell, Tho. Lenthall, F. Lenthall, Jo. Marston, and Company, Laders in the said Ship, concerning some Damages done unto them by Sir Wm. Russell, and Sir Nich. Crispe, for which they have had a Sentence in the Court of Admiralty; from whence, for Delay, they appeal to the Court of Delegates; was this Day read; and nothing done upon it.
Bringing in Horses, &c.
Ordered, That Sir Edw. Boyse, Edw. Munnings Esquire, and Jo. Boyse Esquire, shall be appointed Commissioners to receive such Monies as shall be brought in upon the Propositions for Bringing in of Horse, Money, and Plate: And that Sir Edward Boyse shall receive the Monies that are offered by Mr. Tho. Jenkins: And that a Receipt under Sir Edward Boyse his Hand, shall be sufficient for the said Mr. Tho. Jenkins, to demand any Sum so by him lent.
Ordered, That the Lieutenants of the County of Kent, and Sir Humphrey Tufton, and Sir F. Barnham, Sir Edw. Hales, and the rest of the Deputy Lieutenants, Members of this House, and others, shall forthwith repair into the said County; to put in Execution such Instructions, and other Orders and Propositions as they have or shall receive from One or both Houses of Parliament; and to take Care of advancing and putting in Execution the Propositions for Bringing in of Horse, Money, and Plate.
Capt. Gen. of Ireland.
The Order to consider the nominating a Captain General of Ireland was read.
And thereupon the House fell into Debate of this Business.
Arms for Wiltes, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Tucker of the County of Wiltes, shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to convey into that County Twenty Musquets, Twenty Rests, and Twenty Bandaliers, for the Service of that County.
Ordered, That the Earl of Pembroke's Servant shall have Liberty to convey Forty Rests, Forty Bandaliers, Forty Cartridges for Carabines, Sixteen Cartridges for Pistols, and Sixteen Bolts, for the Service of that County, and the said Earl.
Writs of Certiorari.
Ordered, That the Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench be desired, and required, to issue out his Warrants to the Cursitors of the County of Glamorgan, or otherwise, as he shall think fit, for making out Writs of Certiorari, for removing the Indictments of several Persons in the County of Glamorgan, indicted, and their Indictments found, at the last Great Sessions for that County.
Members accede to Covenant.
Mr. Dutton, Mr. Grimston, declared themselves in the Affirmative to the Vote concerning the Assisting of the Earl of Essex in this Cause, with their Lives and Fortunes.
Instructions to Irish Committee.
Mr. Ro. Goodwyn reports an additional Instruction to be added to the Instructions for the Committee to be sent into Ireland.
That they shall endeavour to the best of their Power to hinder the coming over into this Kingdom, the great Numbers of poor and despoiled Irish People: And that they take a special Care the Sums of Money which have already, and shall be sent over, from time to time, into Ireland, for the Relief of the said poor and despoiled People, shall be disposed by the Persons formerly employed in this Service to the best Advantage of the poor despoiled and impotent Petitioners.
Disposing of Prisoners.
Mr. Millington, * Dacres, * Hanham, * Rous, * Vassall, * Ven, * Spurstoe, * Hunt, * Soames, be added to the Committee, concerning the Disposing of the Prisoners; the several Prisons being now very full: And That Committee, or any Three of them, have Power to meet this Afternoon at Three of Clock; and so from time . . . . . . as they shall think fit.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning the Detainer of the Great Seal out of the Lord Keeper's Hands * * * *
Ordered, That the Petition of Edw. Aston, desiring that he may be recommended to the Lord D'Esmond, Governor of the Fort of Duncanon, to have his Father's Place, be referred to the Committee for the Adventurers in Ireland.
Answer to the King.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider of Heads for an Answer to his Majesty's Message, shall have Power to frame the Draught of an Answer to That Message; and to present it to the House.
The humble Petition of Anne Viscountess Balotinglass.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Receivers of the Contribution Monies for Ireland shall pay unto the said Lady Baltinglasse, the Sum of One hundred Pounds, out of the Monies that come in upon the said Contributions, next after that the Sum Three thousand Pounds shall be come in, formerly ordered to be sent into Ireland, for Relief of the Poor there.
Answer to the King.
Resolved, That the Committee appointed to prepare an Answer to his Majesty's late Message shall presently withdraw.
Allowance to Crosby.
The humble Petition of Sir Piers Crosby Knight and Baronet was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That he shall have the Allowance of an Hundred Pounds, in the same Manner paid unto him: And that Sir Ro. Pye and Mr. Wheeler, Treasurers for the Contribution at Westminster, do take Order for the Payment hereof.
Message to Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Goodwyn do move the Lords, to give some Expedition * * * *
Impeachment of E. of Lindsey, &c.
Ordered, That Serjeant Wilde and Mr. Glyn do prepare an Impeachment of High Treason against the Earl of Lindsey, the Lord Willoughby his eldest Son, Sir Jo. Mounson, Sir Charles Dallison, Sir Gervase Scroope, and Sir Edw. Heron, for levying War against the King and Parliament.
The Impeachment of Jo. Weld Esquire, High Sheriff of the County of Salop, by the House of Commons in Parliament, in the Name of Themselves, and of all the Commons of England, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors by him committed, was this Day read; and, by Vote upon * * * *
The humble Petition of Michael Crake * * * *
Ordered, That the Order formerly granted by this House, for restraining the said Michael Crake to put in Execution the Employment and Office of Water Bailiff, in the Port and River of Sunderland, shall be superseded and revoked.
Warrant to go to the King.
Ordered, That Dr. Chambers shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to ride Post to the King.
Whereas divers Volunteers of Canterbury, under the Command of Captain Belke, freely came to Dover, to defend the Castle there; the House doth well accept their Service, and doth return them Thanks for it: And do Order and Declare, That they shall be protected and saved harmless, by the Authority of both Houses of Parliament for their so doing.
Treswell's Money, &c.
Ordered, That Captain Moses Treswell shall have the Twenty Pounds Five Shillings, Part of the Monies seized of His at Norwich, and formerly ordered to be paid into the Guildhall at London, forthwith delivered unto him, the said Treswell, notwithstanding the said former Order: And that the Mare and Nag, belonging to the said Treswell, and formerly ordered to be disposed of by the Earl of Essex, Lord General, be likewise delivered unto him.
Wharton's Indemnity, &c.
Ordered, That the same Order be made for the Carrying of the Monies into Yeildhall, for the Seventeen Oxen, sold in Smithfield, belonging to one Mr. Messenger, a Papist; and for the Indemnity of Tho. Wharton, who bought the said Oxen; as was made Yesterday, for the Staying of the Monies to be paid for the Oxen belonging to Mr. Nevill, one informed to be in actual Service against the Parliament.
Loan from London.
WHEREAS, amongst many other great and unspeakable Blessings of Almighty God upon this Parliament, it hath pleased him to stir up the Hearts of many good and well-affected People, to yield their willing and ready Help and Assistance to the Supply of the great and pressing Necessities of this Kingdom, and the Kingdom of Ireland: And whereas the Inhabitants within the City of London, and the Liberties thereof, have expressed their Willingness to contribute to the Support of that great Charge the Kingdom is now necessitated to . . . under, for the Preservation of the true Protestant Religion, and the lawful Liberties of the Subject, who are neither Members of those Companies in London, which formerly did advance great Sums, nor Merchant Strangers; who have now also declared themselves to do the like: Which the Lords and Commons in Parliament do, in the Name of Themselves and the whole Kingdom, give them very hearty Thanks: And, for the Security of the same, do Declare and Ordain, That all Sums of Money that shall be lent by any Person or Persons aforesaid, for the Service of the Parliament, and brought into the Chamber of London, and paid in to the Chamberlain thereof, shall be duly repaid, with Interest after the Rate of Eight per Cent. for a Year, so long as any such Money shall be forborn: For the Performance whereof, they do hereby engage the publick Faith of the Kingdom: And the Hand of the Chamberlain subscribed to a Note of Receipt, shall be sufficient to demand any Sum so lent: And such Monies, so lent, shall be disposed of for the Uses aforesaid, as shall from time to time be directed by the Committee for the Defence of this Kingdom.
Defence of Glocester.
WHEREAS Information hath been given to the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Seven great Horses, or Geldings, of the Lord Herbert, Son to the Earl of Worcester, were lately brought to the City of Glocester, to be employed, as is justly suspected, upon some Design against the Parliament; and that great Endeavours are used, by divers Commissioners of Array, and other ill-affected Persons, in the several Counties of Hereford, Monmouth, Glamorgan, Carmarthen, Brecknock, and Radnor, to draw the said Counties, by way of Association, against the Parliament and their Adherents; and, in particular, against the said City, as a Place most advantageous for the Furtherance of their malignant Designs: Therefore, upon the humble Desire of the Citizens of the said . . . . of Glocester, and for the better Preservation of the Safety of the said City, being a Place of great Importance, and of the Counties and Parts adjoining; It is thought fit, and Ordered, by the said Lords and Commons, That the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of the said City, shall have the Use and Disposal of the said Horses, for the Defence of the said City, and Parts adjacent, and the Service of Parliament: And that, for the same Purpose, they shall have Power to raise One or more Troop or Troops of Horses and Men; and to train, exercise, and employ the same, and other Forces of the said City, as, by the Ordinance concerning the Militia is appointed: And, further, that, for their better Encouragement and Assistance in this Behalf, some such small Pieces of Ordnance shall be forthwith sent down to the said City, to be used, ordered, and employed, for the Uses and Purposes aforesaid, as to them shall seem most meet and expedient: And that they, and every of them, in so doing, shall be protected and assisted by the Power and Authority of both Houses of Parliament.