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 Veneris, 28 Octobris, 1642.
Pass for Habington.
ORDERED, That Mr. Wm. Habington and Lucy his Wife, shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant, to transport Them beyond Seas, with Four Servants, and Baggage; provided no prohibited Goods * * * *.
Ordered, That Tho. Chadwick have his Horses discharged, that are stayed.
Warrant to Finch.
Ordered, That Mr. Jo. Finch of Feversham have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to transport Himself, and Mary his Wife, Elizabeth Finch his Sister, Tho. Wood, John Carter and Eliz. Taylor, their Servants, beyond the Seas.
Money for Dragooners.
That it be recommended unto the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom, to consider of advancing Five thousand Pounds to the Thousand Dragooners that are ready levied, and ready to march on Monday next; the which they promise shall be repaid out of the Subscription Money for that Service.
Condition of Yorkeshire.
A Letter from the Lord Fairefax, and other the good Party in Yorkshire (concerning the good Condition of the good Party there) of the Twenty-fifth of October, was this Day read; and referred back again to the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom.
Ordered, That Mr. Blakiston attend the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom.
Defence of Suffolk.
Upon a Letter from Sir Nath. Barnardiston, and other the Committees of the County.. Suffolk.
It is Ordered, That the Receivers of the Monies and Plate upon the Propositions in that County, do retain in their Hands Four thousand Pounds, to be issued out for the Defence and Safety of the said County, if Need shall be, according to the Directions of the Deputy Lieutenants and Committees of the said County.
Mr. Spurstoe and Mr. Vassall are appointed to consider of providing them, either Three hundred Musquets, or Carabines; and to return them an Answer To-morrow.
Mr. Speaker to write a Letter unto them, to take Notice of their Care and Diligence in providing for the Safety of that County; and to return them Thanks for it; and to acquaint them what Provisions this House has made in this Business.
Committee for receiving Dispatches.
Sir Edw. Aiscough, Sir Christ. Yelverton, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Sir Benjamin Rudyard, Mr. Whitlock, Sir Jo. Finch, Sir Jo. Bamfield, Mr. Tate, Mr. Noble, Mr. Young, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Ashton, of Downham, Sir Tho. Middleton, Mr. Blakiston, Mr. Darley, Mr. Buller;
This Committee, or any Four of them, are to receive all Dispatches from the Members of the House, that are employed in their several Counties; and to give such Dispatches, or such further Information, as they shall think fit, and as the Business shall require: And have Power to commit to the Custody of the Serjeant, until they can inform the House: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards; and so from time to time as there shall be Occasion, when the House sits not: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.
Defence of the Kingdom.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Jo. Evelyn the younger be added to the Committee for the Defence of the Kingdom.
Bringing in Money, &c.
Mr. Trenchard, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Rolle, Mr. Bond, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Moore, Sir Jo. Evelyn the elder, Mr. Holland, Mr. Peregrin Pelham, Mr. Dowse, Mr. Jennour, Mr. Harman, Mr. Rose, Sir Robert Parkhurst, Mr. Lucas, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Francis Barnham;
This Committee, or any Four of them, are to take into Consideration the several Proceedings, and Accounts of the Monies, Plate, and Horse, that are to rise upon the Contributions of the several Counties, of the House and of all other Places; and to take Care for the Advancing of the same; and for the speedy Bringing in of the Monies: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Duchy Chamber; and so from time to time, when the House sits not: And have Power to commit to the Serjeant's Custody, until they can inform the House: And to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.
And it is farther Ordered, That the Committee for the King's Revenue be added to this Committee.
Examinations of Prisoners, &c.
Sir Tho. Cheeke, Mr. Whittacre, Sir Dudley North, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Ashherst, Mr. Heveningham, Sir Beauchamp St. Johns, Lord Ruthen, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Millington, Mr. Constantine, Mr. Ashton of Middleton, Sir Wm. Brereton, Sir H. Ludlow, Mr. Drake, Sir Rich. Onslow;
This Committee, or any Four of them, are to take the Examinations of all Prisoners, and suspected Persons, that Constables and other Officers may receive Dispatch, and know to whom to make their Address: And are likewise to receive Informations and Complaints of plundering and pillaging by Soldiers: And have Power to discharge the People that bring up the Prisoners: and to commi the Prisoners: And have as full a Power to all Particu lars as the Committee for Informations formerly had: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Court of Star Chamber; and so from time to time, when they shall think fit, when the House sits not: And have Power to commit to the Custody of the Serjeant until they can inform the House: And to send for Parties, Witnesses, Records.
Sir Jo. Hippisley, Sir Tho. Walsingham, Mr. Henry Pelham, Captain Ven, Mr. Bell, Mr. Ashe, Squire Bence, Mr. Alexander Bence, Mr. Erle, Sir Jo. Moore, Sir Wm. Armyn, Sir Peter Wroth, Mr. Fountaine, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Fitzwilliams, Mr. Hoyle;
This Committee, or any Four of them, are to consider how several Quarters may be provided for the Soldiers that come up to Town; and are to advise with the Lord General, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, the Committee for the Militia in London, and the Magistrates and Officers of the Suburbs, according to the several emergent Occasions that shall arise: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Court of Wards; and so from time to time, as they shall think fit, when the House sits not: And have Power to commit to the Custody of the Serjeant, till they can inform the House; and to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records.
Ordered, That all Committees, except these Four before named, and except the Committees for Ireland, for the Navy and Customs, and for the Safety of the Kingdom, do cease from sitting; and not meet any more, until this House shall take farther Order.
Surrey Forces. &c.
Ordered, That the Committee in Surrey, bringing in Plate, may have as much ready Money of the Contribution Money in that County, as the Plate shall come to, for the raising and paying of their present Soldiers: And that the same Committee shall have Power to seize and take such Horses and Arms of such Persons as shall refuse to lend for this Service, being very necessary for that County, and for the Commonwealth, as they shall think fit; being commanded so to do from the House.
Committee for Ireland.
Ordered, That any Four of the Committee for Ireland, joining with the Committee of London, may sit, and execute, and do all things in the like Manner as the Committee might be done.
Proceedings against Dormer, &c.
Upon a Report made by Mr. Glyn, from the Committee appointed to examine Mr. Anth. Dormer and Mr. Purpett, who were taken at Wicombe, and brought up by Lieutenant Pell.
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Anth. Dormer be forthwith committed Prisoner to the Fleete, there to remain during the Pleasure of the House.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Edm. Purpett be forthwith committed Prisoner to the Fleete, there to remain during the Pleasure of the House.
Ordered, That the Mayor of Wicombe shall return again unto Mr. Purpett the Monies and Horse be staid of his at Wicombe.
Ordered, That Mr. Glyn do prepare a Declaration upon the Consideration of the Commission granted by his Majesty to Serjeant Major Courtney, Captain Anth. Dormer, and others, notorious Papists; and upon the Examinations of Mr. Dormer and Mr. Purpett, &c.
Oath of Association.
The Oath of Association to be taken into Consideration To-morrow.
Debt to Harrington.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Wheeler to examine the State of the Debt owing to Mr. Harrington: to consider how, and out of what Monies, his Interest may be satisfied, and an Hundred Pounds of his Principal; and to report it to the House.
Scandal against Parliament.
Mr. Cheslyn, Parson of St. Mathewe's, Friday-street, London, was sent from the Lord Mayor with Informations against him, of divers scandalous Words he delivered in several Sermons against the Proceedings of Parliament.
Francis Collins, Edw. Parkes, and the Parish Clerk, and divers others, were called in; who did witness the said Informations.
Mr. Cheslyn was then called in; and the most material Points of the Information against him read: Which he did not absolutely deny; but seemed to qualify with his own Interpretations.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Cheslyn be forthwith committed Prisoner to Colchester Gaol: And that he be conveyed thither by the Serjeant, or his Deputy, at his own Charge.
Warrant to Forrest.
Ordered, That Isaye Forrest, a Servant to the Lord Claneboyes, may have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to go for the North of Ireland.
Transporting Fullers Earth.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Wm. Padner and William Wayte, Comptrollers and Officers of the Customs in the Port of Poole, be forthwith sent for, as Delinquents; for suffering the Bark the Black Dogg of Weymouth, freighted with Twenty Tons of Fullers Earth, under Colour of Tobacco-pipe Clay, to pass; and not to take Bonds, as they ought to do, that it would not pass or unlade in any Port out of the King's Dominions.
Resolved, That Fabian Hodder be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent; for endeavouring to transport a Bark, freighted with Fullers Earth, to Rotterdam in Holland.
Ordered, That the Bark called the Black Dogg of Weymouth, freighted with Fullers Earth, now in the Port of London, be stayed by the Officers of the said Port, until this House take farther Order: And that the Examination of the whole Business be referred to the Committee for the Customs.
Security of the City.
For the more Safety and Security of the City of London, It is thought fit, and so Ordered, by the Commons in Parliament, That the Committee for the Militia of London shall forthwith take Care, and give Directions, that all and every the Sheds on the Outside of the Walls of the said City, adjoining to the same, be speedily pulled down and demolished.