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 Jovis, 15 Septembris, 1642.
Warrant to Gay, &c.
Impeachment of Lord Strange.
An Order for publishing, in all Parts of the Counties of Lancaster and Chester, That the Lord Strange is impeached of High Treason; to the end that all People may beware of adhering unto him; was read; and recommitted unto Mr. Rous, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Holland, Mr. Marten, or any Two of them: And are to withdraw presently.
Ordered, That Fabian Smyth, Tho. Harrison, Geo. Jones, Fra. Fotherington, Tho. Bates, Jo. Shurlie, committed to Glocester Gaol by Sir Nic. Overbury, for entering the House of Wm. Stephens of Brodway, and taking away Two Silver Bowls, divers Sums of Money, and for firing divers Ricks of Corn, shall continue there still in safe Custody: And the Sheriff is required to take Order, that they . . very carefully and safely kept: And that such Monies as the said Cavaliers had, at the Time of their Apprehension, or now have, be delivered to the Under Sheriff of the said County of Gloucester: Out of which Monies the said Under Sheriff shall pay for their Bringing up to London; and shall be responsible for the Residue thereof to the Parliament.
Charge of bringing up Prisoners.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Service of the Under Sheriff of the County of Berks, and the Charge he has been at in bringing up several Prisoners, and at this time Mr. Windebanke, be referred to the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom.
Proceedings against Riche, &c.
Ordered, That the Mayor, and Justices of Peace, in the City of Norwich, be required to proceed with all Diligence, according to Law and Justice, against Mr. Robert Riche, Jo. Coldham, Jo. Baldinge Vintner (against whom they sent Information to this House) at their next Sessions: And that Mr. Toll do write a Letter to the Mayor and Justices; and return them Thanks; and send them this Order inclosed.
Answer to the King.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Marten carried up to the Lords, the Order for Fifteen thousand Pounds for the Commissary to make Provision for Ireland: The Order for the Town of Gloucester: The Order for the Settlement of the Navy: The Order for the Establishing of a Secretary for the Navy: The Order for Securing the Monies lent by Merchant Strangers: And the Names of the Deputy Lieutenants for Dorsettshire: The Order for Six thousand Five hundred Thirty three Pounds Six Shillings and Eight Pence to be paid to the Scotts Commissioners, for Oatmeal, Baggage, Horses, and Part of their incident Charges.
Dep. Lieuts. of Dorsett.
Whereas, by an Order of this House, of the 17th Day of August, 1642, it was appointed, That the Sums of Money lent, or Plate brought in, by the Mariners upon the River of Thames, for the Affairs of Ireland, for the Relief and Preservation of the Realm of Ireland, should be paid in to the Chamber of London, to the Hands of the Chamberlain of London: This House being now informed, That the Chamber of London, where Receipts and Payments of Money are usually made, is but small, and wants Conveniency of Room for the Weighing and Stowage of Plate; It is now Ordered, by the Commons assembled in Parliament, That such of the said Mariners as do lend Plate, shall deliver the said Plate to Sir John Woollaston, and the rest of the Treasurers appointed for the Receipt of Plate lent upon the Propositions: And that the said Treasurers shall deliver several Acquittance or Acquittances to the said Mariners, for the Value of the said Plate, as being by them lent for Relief and Preservation of the Realm of Ireland, for One Year, at the Rate of Eight per Cent.: And that the Monies lent by the said Mariners, shall be paid into the Chamber of London, to the Hands of the Chamberlain, according to the said Order: And that as well the said Treasurers, as the said Chamberlain of London, shall keep several Accounts thereof for That Use.
Members Subscriptions, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Propositions shall have Power to send or speak to such Members of the House, as have either subscribed, and not brought in according to their Subscriptions; or have declared to adhere to the Earl of Essex, and have not declared what they will subscribe, or bring in; for Maintenance of this Cause: And that they have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Books of Accompt, Papers, Records, &c.
Ássembly of Divines.
Allen's &c. Petition.
The humble Petition of Lieutenant John Allen, and the Gentlemen Soldiers Dragooners under the Command of Captain Archibald Hamilton, was read; and ordered to be referred to the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom: And was delivered to Sir H. Vane junior.
Smyth, &c. sent for.
Lieutenant Bolston, who had a Commission under the Earl of Essex' Hand and Seal, for the Raising of Eighty Men for the Service of the King and Parliament; and that coming to St. Edmund's Bury, to beat up his Drums, was opposed, and no; suffered to beat his Drums, by the Alderman of That Town, Tho. Smyth; and Tho. Chaplaine; and was afterwards affronted by Jo. Rolfe at New Markett, endeavouring to hinder him from beating up his Drums there:
Resolved, upon the Question, That Tho. Smyth Alderman of Bury, Tho. Chaplaine Commissioner of the Peace there, and Jo. Rolfe, be forthwith sent for, as Delinquents; for opposing, and not suffering Lieutenant Bolston to beat up his Drums there, notwithstanding that he had a Commission under the Hand and Seal of the Earl of Essex, for Raising of Eighty Men for the Service of the King and Parliament; and notwithstanding that he shewed his Commission and Warrant to the said Alderman and others; and sent them Copies of his Commission and Warrant.
Mr. Ro. Goodwyn reports from the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, many Depositions taken upon Oath; shewing the Preparations that are made in Flanders, Spaine, and France, for Aid of the Rebels in Ireland: And likewise the Pretensions the Rebels make of Commissions they have to rob and spoil the English and Scotts Subjects at Sea.
He likewise informed the House, of the slow Proceedings for Preparations for Ireland, in the Lords House; how that they had received divers Orders concerning those Affairs; to which, as yet, they had received no Answer.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Marten brings Answer, That the Lords do agree in all the Orders and Ordinances carried up by him, excepting That which concerns the Settlement of the Navy: And that they do agree to the Conference that is desired, concerning the Answer to his Majesty's last Message.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the Adventurers of Ireland, to consider of inlarging the Time for the Ship appointed for the Defence of Milford Haven, of continuing forth still, for the Defence of that Town.
Summoning Earl of Worcester.
Irish Committee, &c.
Mr. Ro. Goodwyn brings Answer, That the Lords do agree that the Earl of Worcester shall be summoned to the Parliament: And that they will take the Instructions for the Committee to be sent into Ireland, and the Letter to the Secretary, to convey these Instructions, into Consideration, in due Time.
Ld. General's Instructions, &c.
Ordered, That, To-morrow, at Eight of Clock, the House do take into Consideration the Substance and Heads of Instructions to be sent to the Lord General; and likewise of a Petition to be presented by the Lord General to his Majesty: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind hereof.