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, 6 Octobris, 1642.
Counsel in the Lords.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Wm. Bennett, a poor distressed Prisoner in the Poultry Compter; and the Examination of the Cause of his Commitment; be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Informations.
Ordered, That the Petition of Sir Wm. Hamilton, Knight, concerning Victuals and Quarter, to be allowed to the Three Companies under his Command, be referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland.
Assembly of Divines.
Proceedings against Slaughter, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Lord Mayor of London, to proceed according to Law, at the next Quarter Sessions, against Robert Slaughter and Mr. Jackson, for Words they have spoken; by which they lay many scandalous and foul Aspersions upon both Houses of Parliament.-
Ship, &c. seized at Yarmouth.
Mr. Pierrepointe reports from the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom, That Mr. Jermyn had sent a Ship, laden with Ammunition; in which are Three hundred Barrels of Powder, and an Hundred and Forty Officers and Soldiers; the which sprung a Leak, and was fain to put in at Yarmouth; the which one Captain Johnson hearing of (Captain of One hundred Volunteers), with Forty of his Men, or thereabouts, went to Gosporough Side, which is on Suffolk Side, and seized and disarmed.
Resolved, That Captain Johnson, and the Volunteers with him, in the Seizing and Disarming these Officers and Soldiers, and Ship from Holland, have done nothing, but what in Duty, and according to Law, they ought and might do; and that they have done an acceptable Service to the Commonwealth: And that Thanks be returned unto them: And that Thanks be likewise returned by him to the Bailiffs, and to the rest of the Volunteers in this Service: And that, out of the Ammunition thus by them seized, they shall have a Proportion for the Service of the Town of Yarmouth, after that a List is returned of what is there seized.
Captain Johnson was called in: And Mr. Speaker accordingly did deliver unto him what good Opinion this House hath of the great good Service done to the Commonwealth, by the Bailiffs, the said Captain Johnson, and the Volunteers: And acquainted him with the Opinion of the House aforesaid.
Disaffected at Newcastle.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee where Mr. Corbett has the Chair, to take such Informations as shall be given concerning divers disaffected Persons in and about Newcastle; and to make Report of such Informations and Examinations, as they have already taken, concerning divers Persons in and about Newcastle.
Seizing Arms, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Committee for the Militia in the County of Northampton, shall have Power to seize the Arms, and the Persons, of such as shall refuse to shew their Arms, being thereunto required.
Instructions for Essex.
Ordered, That the Instructions for Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Essex, for disarming disaffected Persons, &c. and settling the Peace of that County, shall be printed, and be the Instructions that shall be sent into all Parts of the Kingdom; with the Amendments: And the Members that serve for the several Counties, are ordered to bring in Names to be inserted into those Instructions. And
Defence of Manchester.
The Order for encouraging the Gentlemen and others of the County of Lancaster, to assist the Townsmen of Manchester, to defend themselves against the Lord Strange, was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and was carried up to the Lords, by Mr. Buller.
Letter from the Queen.
Mr. Pym reports from the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom, That in That Ship that was stayed at Yarmouth, (wherein were One hundred and Forty Commanders and Officers, and Three hundred Barrels of Powder) there was a Bag of Letters, but none of Consequence in them, but One from the Queen, directed to the Lord of Newcastle: Which was read; signifying how her Majesty had sent Ten thousand Pounds to the King, in Two Ships, and Arms and Ammunition; and that she had sent Two hundred Commanders and Officers, resolute Men, to guard the Ammunition they bring over in the Ship; and that her Majesty is ready to come as soon as the Ships come over for her.
Lord Lieut. of Ireland.
Mr. Holland reports, That he had been with the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; and, according to the Directions of the House, desired him to send to this House his Instructions which he hath received from his Majesty, for his going into Ireland: His Answer was, "That he was in a great Streight how to give Satisfaction both to the King and Parliament: That he conceived his Instructions to be such as would not be displeasing to both Houses: Yet, having not Commission from his Majesty to impart them, he desired Leave to send to his Majesty, to know his Pleasure."
Message to Lords.
He likewise carried up the Votes concerning the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland: The Order for paying the Allowance to Mr. Hawkins, Mr. Chambers, and Mr. Willis, for their Attendance upon the Commissioners for the Affairs of Ireland: The Order to enable the Collectors of the Money and Plate, upon the Propositions, in the City of London, and Suburbs, and the Parishes adjacent, and the City of Westminster, and the Liberties, to receive such Monies as shall be brought in upon the said Propositions: The Order for a Month's Pay to the Eight Regiments and Nine Troops of House, lately received into Pay, in Ulster.
Speaking against Parliament.
Sir T. Germaine, &c.
Persons to attend, &c.
Letter from Hotham.
Tomlyn to be kept in Custody.
Payment to Hotham.
Ordered, That Mr. Heblethwaite do pay the Forty Pounds he hath promised to advance upon the Propositions, to Sir Jo. Hotham: And an Acquittance under his Hand shall be his Discharge for Payment thereof.
Ordered, That the Goods and Trunks belonging to one Mr. Bedingfield, a Recusant, now at Yarmouth, in the Hands of one George Mors, a Merchant, shall be kept in safe Custody, by the Bailiffs of that Town, until this House give further Order.
Committee to Ireland.
Ordered, That Captain Ashley, in the Ship Imployment, shall carry over the Committees of this House, now bound for Ireland: Who, having landed the Committees at Dublyn, is forthwith to repair to Carrickfergus, to take in the Person of the Earl of Antrim, as Prisoner, and to bring him to London.
E. of Antrim
That the Lord General of the Scotts Forces in Ulster be desired from both Houses, to deliver into the Hands and Custody of the said Captain Ashley, Captain of the Imployment, the Person of the Earl of Antrim, now a Prisoner at Carrickfergus, to be by him brought in safe Custody to London, and delivered up to the Parliament: And that the said Captain Ashley do take over and convey in said Ship, the Twenty thousand Pounds now ready at Bristoll.
Arrears due to Scotland.
Ordered, That the Treasurers of the Monies lent by the Merchant Strangers shall, out of the said Monies, pay Forty thousand Pounds to the Scotts Commissioners, towards the Brotherly Assistance: And that the said Commissioners shall be hereby authorized to receive the same, in the Sum of One thousand Pounds, or a greater Sum, as it shall come in, and as they shall have Occasion for it.
Merchant Adventurers Loan.
That the Petition of Peter Frances Bernardes, Merchant, dwelling in Antwerp in Flanders, concerning a Box of Lace stayed by the Customers at Dover; for which he hath paid his Custom, as he informs the House; be referred to the Committee for the Customs; to examine the Business; and to give Order for the Discharge of the said Box and Goods, if they shall see Cause; or for such other Satisfaction to be made to the Owner, as they shall think fit.