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, 24 Septembris, 1642.
ORDERED, That the Trunk of Plate seized by Mr. Jones, by virtue of an Order of Parliament, be, by the said Jones, carried to Guildhall, London, there to be kept till the House take farther Order therein.
The humble Petition of divers whose Names are subscribed, concerning the Office of Exchange and Rechange of Farthing Tokens, was this Day read; and ordered to be referred to the Committee for Propositions: And that all the Business concerning the Patents for the Making of Farthing Tokens and all other Matters and Circumstances concerning that Business, be referred to the Consideration of that Committee.
Propositions to the Counties.
Ordered, That the Committee for Propositions shall have Power to send down the Propositions and Instructions to the several Counties, as from this House only: And that they sit this Afternoon; and so from time to time, as they shall think fit.
Norfolk Train Bands, &c.
Ordered, That the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Norfolk shall have Power, in the Absence of the Lord Lieutenant of that County, to make and constitute Captains over the Train Bands, in the Places of such as shall refuse; and over such Companies of Volunteers as shall offer themselves: And that the said Captains shall be hereby authorized to do and execute all Things in as ample Manner as if they had been constituted by the Lord Lieutenant of that County.
Ordered, That Mr. Philip Baker shall be recommended to the Parishioners of Copley in the County of Bedford, to exercise the Offices of a Minister, in the Room and Stead of Mr. Jo. Guyn Vicar of the said Place, during the Time of the Imprisonment and Absence of the said Vicar, who is a Prisoner in Newgate by a former Order of this House.
Whereas this Kingdom and Commonwealth hath been put to a great and vast Charge, by Delinquents, and an illaffected Party; which, if it be not discharged by them and their Estates, must necessarily lie as a Burthen upon the good Subjects that have no way deserved it; It is therefore thought fit, and Ordered, by the Commons, assembled in Parliament, That the Houses, [a] and Parks, of Delinquents, or ill-affected Persons, shall not be plundered, pulled down or destroyed; but reserved for the Benefit and Advantage of the Commonwealth; they being now considered rather as the Houses [a1] of the Commonwealth, than of the Delinquents; and accordingly to be so preserved, as they may yield most Profit and Advantage unto it.
Pursuing Marq. Herts.
A Letter from the Earl of Bedford, from Dorchester, of the 21th of September, concerning his Resolution to pursue the Marquis Herts.
Lord Lieut. of Ireland.
Mr. Pym reports the Conference Yesterday had with the Lords, concerning the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, who is come from his Majesty, with his Instructions; and does expect the Commands of the Parliament for the Time and Manner of his going.
Money for Service of Ireland.
Upon a Report this Day made by Mr. Pym, from the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland;
It is Ordered, That, whereas divers Sums of Money are payable unto several Persons, for certain Quantities of Corn, Victual, Clothing, and other Necessaries delivered by them, for the Service of his Majesty's Armies in Ireland, unto several Commissaries and Store-keepers for that Kingdom, amounting in all unto the Sum of Eleven thousand Three hundred Thirty-nine Pounds Twelve Shillings and Six Pence, as appeareth by the Particulars annexed to the Order of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, of the Sixteenth of September; That it be referred to the Committee for Adventurers, to consider out of what Monies the particular Sums aforesaid, amounting to the Sum of Eleven thousand Three hundred Thirtynine Pounds Twelve Shillings and Six Pence, may be forthwith paid; and to report it to the House.
Ordered, That the Order of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, of the Sixteenth of September, concerning Payment of the several Regiments of Foot, under the Command of Captain Arthur Chichester, Lord Viscount Montgommery, Sir James Montgomery, Lord Viscount Claneboy, Sir Wm. Stewart, Sir Robert Stewart, Sir Wm. Cole, and Mr. Audley Mervin, consisting of Seven thousand Five hundred Men, besides Officers; and Mr. Arth. Hill's Regiment, and the other Troops of Arquebuzeers, making Nine Troops of Horse, of Threescore apiece, besides Officers; being taken into the Pay of this State from the First of July last; for their respective Numbers, One Month's Pay for every Regiment of Foot, and Troop of Horse, with their several Officers; and likewise for the Impresting of Two thousand Seven hundred and Forty-two Pounds Eight Shillings and Four Pence, for Mr. Hill's Regiment of Horse, in such Manner as more at large is expressed in the said Order; be referred to the Committee for Adventurers for Ireland; to consider out of what Monies the said several Sums may be forthwith paid; and to report the same to the House.
Ordered, That the Motion this Day made, from the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, for a Month's Pay to be paid unto Sir Wm. Balfour; which was ordered, and referred to the Committee for Adventurers for Ireland, to consider out of what Monies the same may be forthwith paid . . . . .
Ordered, That, according to the Order of the Commissioners for the Affairs of Ireland, of the Sixteenth of September, concerning the Allowing of Pay unto Sir Wm. Hamilton, for himself as Colonel, and for Three hundred Soldiers, which he has raised by virtue of a Commission from the Commissioners for the North of Ireland, authorized thereunto by the Lords Justices, and Council of that Kingdom, with Captains and Officers in Three Companies, according to the Establishment (but not to be allowed any Lieutenant Colonel, Serjeant Major, or other Officer of the Staff, until his Regiment be filled up to the Number of a Thousand, and farther Order given by the Houses of Parliament for their receiving into Pay); that the said Sir Wm. Hamilton, Officers, and Companies aforesaid, be received into Pay from the First of July: And that it be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Adventurers, to consider out of what Monies a Month's Pay may be disbursed unto the said Sir Wm. Hamilton, for himself, his Officers, and Three Companies, in like Manner as is advanced to the other Regiments of Ulster, taken upon the late Establishment.
Allowances to Hawkins &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth assent to allow unto Mr. Wm. Hawkins, appointed to attend his Majesty's Commission for the Affairs of Ireland, for his Labour and Attendance, as Secretary to that Commission, the Sum of Eight Shillings per diem; which, from the Sixth Day of April 1642, unto the Sixteenth of September inclusive, amounts unto the Sum of Sixtyfive Pounds Four Shillings.
Resolved, That this House do assent to allow unto Robert Chambers, for his Attendance and Labour, as Auditor to the said Commission, Eight Shillings per diem; which, for the like Number of Days, amounts unto the Sum of Sixty-five Pounds Four Shillings.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth assent to allow unto Mr. Richard Willis, for his Attendance, by himself and Servants, upon the said Commission, after the Rate of Five Shillings per diem; which, for the like Number of Days, amounts unto the Sum of Forty Pounds Fifteen Shillings.
It is farther Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Adventurers for Ireland, to consider out of what Monies these particular Sums may be forthwith paid unto the Parties abovesaid.
Ordered, That the Sum of Eighteen Pounds, belonging to Arthur Carter Gentleman, whose Parents in Ireland, are despoiled of all their Estate, and who was returning with the same Monies, being the Benevolence of some of his Friends here, and was stayed at Minehead by Tho. Gale, the Searcher of that Port, be delivered unto him; and he permitted to transport the same.
Reparation to Wither, &c.
Ordered, That the Order of the Sixteenth of September; made by the Commissioners for the Affairs of Ireland, concerning Reparation to be made unto Jo. Wither and Jo. Waylett, Surgeon and Surgeon's Mate employed for Ireland, who were robbed and pillaged upon the Way to Coventry, by Captain Middleton, a Party with his Majesty, be referred to the Committee for Adventurers for Ireland, to consider out of what Monies the same Reparation may be had.
Sir H. Waller.
Ordered, That the Petition of Sir Hardres Waller Knight, and the Certificate on his Behalf, shall be recommended by this House to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; to the end that the Place of a Colonel may be conferred upon him, according to the Course of War.
Member discharged from Custody, &c.
Upon the Reading of the humble Petition of John Russell Esquire, a Member of this House;
. . . . That he shall be forthwith discharged of any further Restraint; and be admitted into the House, to sit as a Member.
Town of Woodstocke.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Informations, to take into Consideration the Business of Woodstocke; and to report the same to the House.
Bill to be brought in.
Ordered, That the Bill for the Assembly be brought in To- . . . . Morning, by Mr. Serjeant Wilde.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of James Maxwell Esquire, shall be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Navy: And they are to consider of the Legality of the Patent; and what is fit to be done in point of Trade, concerning the Calve Skins.
Conyers' Account, &c.
The Petition of Sir John Conyers was read:
Ordered, That the Petition and Account of Disbursements, delivered in by Sir Jo. Conyers, shall be referred to the Consideration of the Committee concerning Prisoners: And they are to examine the Escape of Mr. Benyon: And Sir Rob. Harley and Mr. Martyn are added to that Committee.
Ordered, That the rest of the Saddles belonging to Mr. Crofts, yet remaining undisposed of, shall be delivered to Sir Chr. Wray, for the Furnishing of his Troop.
Sheriffs of London.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the Two Sheriffs of London shall be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next, concerning the unnecessary Entertainment given by them.
Ministers at Pawle's Church, &c.
THE Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled being informed, That an ancient Trust is conferred upon the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, for Satisfaction and Provision of and for all Ministers that preach at Pawle's Church, Pawle's Crosse, the Spittle, and other Places, before the said Lord Mayor and Aldermen, on the Lord's Day Morning, and other Days; as also that of later Times, many unsound, unfaithful, and unprofitable Ministers have been appointed to preach in those Places, whose Sermons have often tended more to Popery and Sedition, than Edification and wholsome Instruction; do Declare, and Order, That during these Times of Distraction, the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, or the greater Part of them, for the Time being, shall henceforth nominate and appoint all and every the Minister or Ministers (so they be not under the Degree of a Master of Arts), that shall preach before them on the Lord's Day in the Morning, at any the Places before mentioned, or any other Place, as to them, or the greater Part of them, shall seem meet and fit: And that every such Minister that shall preach before them, being thereunto appointed and chosen as is before expressed, shall be, by the said Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, paid and allowed the like Gifts and Allowances as have been given and allowed to Preachers that have been appointed by any others to preach in any of those Places afore-named. And it is further Ordered, That all Persons, as well Bodies Politick and Corporate, as other, intrusted to make Payment of any Sum or Sums of Money, for and towards the Satisfaction of such Ministers as shall preach as aforesaid, shall from henceforth make Payment of the same, as he or they have been accustomed to do.
Instructions to Lincolne, &c. Committees.
The Instructions for the Lord Montague, and Sir Jo. Wray, &c. Committees for the Counties of Lincolne, was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be carried to the Lords by Sir Edw. Aiscough.
The Instructions for the Committees appointed to go into Essex was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be carried unto the Lords by Sir Tho. Barrington.
And he is to carry with him the Order for the Preachers at Paul's.
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