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 Lunæ, 10 Octobris, 1642.
Forces in Hull, &c.
RESOLVED, upon the Question, That the Money and Plate raised and brought in upon the Propositions in the County of Yorke, shall be brought into the Town of Hull; and paid in to the Governor of the said Town, upon Account, to be issued upon his Warrant, for the Pay of such Troops and Companies as shall be raised by the well-affected Gentlemen there, for the Preservation and Peace of that County, according to the Desires of those well-affected Gentlemen.
M.. Darley is appointed to carry up to the Lords, the Order concerning the High Sheriff's of the County of York, assisting Mr. Hotham, &c. to settle the Militia in that County.
Affairs in Yorkeshire, &c.
Divers Letters from Sir H. Anderson, of September the last, and of October the 6th, relating the State of the North Part of the County of Yorke, and of the Bishoprick of Durham; and divers Warrants inclosed, to himself and others, from the Earl of Cumberland, and the Sheriff of * * *.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom, to take some particular and speedy Order for sending some good Supplies for the Relief of the well-affected Party of the County of Yorke; and for the Preservation of the Peace of that County.
Mr. Darley to carry this Order to the Committee.
Affairs in Durham, &c.
Ordered, That Sir H. Vane, Mr. Blackston, Mr. Darley, Sir Wm. Strickland, and Mr. Hebblethwayte, do present to the House the Names of such Persons as they think fit to be intrusted with putting the Propositions and Instructions in Execution in the Bishoprick of Durham, and Town of Newcastle, and Northumberland: And they are likewise to consider how Two Troops of Horse may be raised, and maintained out of the Rents and Revenue of the Papists there, and the ill-affected Clergy.
State of Manchester.
Divers Letters from Manchester, of the 7th and 8th of October; relating the State of that Town; and that the Earl of Derby left the Siege of it, and fled away from it on Saturday Night last (as the Letter informs) to his House at Latham. It likewise informs, that a Lease of the Milnes of the Town of Manchester, belonging to that Free School, are in Lease to one Portwich, a Malignant; and his Lease ready to expire; and that the Feoffees are Malignants: This he offers to Consideration.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker grant his Warrant for the Apprehending of Robert Shelton, who is suspected to have contrived the Letter that goes under the Name of the Lord Falkland to the Earl of Cumberland, concerning the Action at Worcester.
Manchester Free School.
Mr. Rigby and Mr. White are appointed to prepare an Order concerning the Sequestration of the Rents and Revenues of the Free School at Manchester, according to the Trust reposed in the Feoffees.
Norfolk, &c. Horse.
Ordered, That such Horses as are or shall be raised in the Counties of Norffolk, and Suffolk, and are not yet listed under any Command, that some Course may be taken that they may be employed for the Safety of Lancashire; or such other Places or Employments as the Lord General shall think fit.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of John Henson, Part Owner and Master of the Hoy called The St. John, of Hamborough, concerning a Ship of his taken by Captain Wm. Constable, be referred to the Committee for the Navy.
Assembly of Divines.
1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Calling and Assembling together of an Assembly of godly and learned Divines to be consulted with by the Parliament, for the Settling the Government, and Clearing and Vindicating the Doctrine of the Church of England from all Calumnies and Aspersions, &c.
2° vice lecta est Billa prædicta; and upon the Question, committed unto a Committee of the whole House. And
It is Resolved, That they shall have Power to consider of, and to insert, the Names of the Divines: And are to meet upon it presently.
Ordered, That in the Order for Making of Captains, &c. in the County of Norfolk, the Power shall be extended to the Making of Colonels in that County.
Persons refusing to contribute, &c.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Armyn make his Report To-morrow, from the Committee of the Lords and Commons appointed to receive the Answers of such as refuse to contribute upon the Propositions, in this Time of common Danger: And that the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom be present at the same time: And that the House do then consider what is fit to be done with such as refuse; and likewise what is fit to be done with the Papists about Town.
Member accedes to Covenant, &c.
Sir Tho. Eversfield, Sir Walth. Erle, declared, That they would adhere to the Earl of Essex, in this common Cause, with their Lives and Fortunes: And Sir Tho. Eversfield declared, he would give an Hundred Pounds to the Assistance of this Cause.
Ordered, That the County of Norfolk, and City of Norwich, Yarmouth, and Linne, be required forthwith to send up to London, the Monies and Plate brought in within the said County, City, and Towns aforesaid, upon the Propositions, by the best and surest Way they can.
Ordered, That, at the next Message to the Lords, they be again moved concerning the Removal of the Capuchins, and demolishing the Convent.
Call of the House.
Ordered, That, on Wednesday-come-sevennight, peremptorily, the House be called.
Trade with Scotland.
A Commission to enable certain Commissioners of England and Scotland to treat about the Matter of mutual Commerce and Trade, and about the Preservation of the Peace, was this Day read; and assented unto; and ordered to be carried to the Lords by Sir Wm. Armyn.
Sir Wm. Armyn, Sir Philip Stapilton, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Rolle, Mr. Fienis, Mr. Hampden, are nominated and appointed by this House to be Commissioners.
Lord Lieut. of Ireland's Instructions.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath;
The Lords have commanded us to let you know, That the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland has brought in his Instructions; which they desire to communicate to this House at Three of Clock: At which time they intend to sit for this Purpose, if this House can with Conveniency.
Answer returned by the same Messengers: That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message to Lords.
Sir H. Vane carried up to the Lords the Order concerning the Sheriff of Yorke assisting Mr. Hotham, &c.: The Order concerning Captain Ven's Disposing of Arms:- To move the Lords to an Answer concerning the Capuchins: to desire the Commissioners for Irish Affairs to sit; and to desire the Lords would sit To-morrow at Nine of Clock, to receive the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland's Instructions.
The Lords were up before their own Messengers *.
Mr. Rigby brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Orders concerning the Dragooners.
Ordered, That the Letters directed to the Commissioners for the Affairs of Ireland, be referred to be considered of, and opened by, the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland.
Plot to blow up Magazine.
Ordered, That the House, To-morrow, take into Consideration what is fit to be done upon the Fact and Examinations of David Alexander, a Scotchman, concerning the Blowing up the Magazine.