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, 4 Novembris, 1642.
RESOLVED, upon the Question, That Mr. Rich. Walcott, Citizen and Grocer of London, now under Restraint upon the Receipt of a Certificate under the Hands of Sir Jo. Wollaston, and Alderman Andrewes; Treasurers, &c. that he has paid in an Hundred Pounds upon the Propositions, be forthwith * * * *.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Restraint of Mr. Baker Merchant be referred for the Committee of Lords and Commons, appointed to receive the Returns of such as contribute, or refuse to contribute.
Ordered, That the Order for paying such Monies as have been raised by Gentlemen of Dorsettshire, for paying the Four Companies of Foot left in the County of Dorsett, for demolishing of Shirburne Castle, be recommitted to the Committee for Propositions: And it is likewise referred to that Committee to consider of removing these Four Foot Companies, and Sir Walth. Erle's Troop of Horse, into Devonshire, when the Service in Dorsettshire is ended.
Ordered, That the like Ordinance shall be made for Sir Gilbert Gerard, Treasurer at Wars, for issuing out of Monies upon the Earl of Warwick's Warrant, as he formerly had for issuing out of Monies upon the Earl of Essex his Warrant.
Horses belonging to Ill-affected.
Ordered, That the Deputy Lieutenants and Committee of the County of Bedford shall have Power to take up the Horses of such ill-affected Persons as they shall think fit, and employ them in the Service of the Commonwealth; and give them the Publick Faith for repaying for them hereafter.
Sir Sam. Luke, Sir Christ. Yelverton, Mr. Millington, Mr. Pelham, are appointed to prepare an Order to be sent to the Committees of the several Counties, for the taking and employing, for the Service of the Commonwealth, the Horses of such ill-affected Persons as they shall think fit: And to take some such Course, that if the King's Army shall come into any of these Counties, that the Horses may be so provided for, that they may not be made use of by that Army.
Payment to Lewis.
Resolved, upon * *, That a Thousand Pounds of the Monies formerly ordered to be paid unto Colonel Goring, out of the Monies collected in that County upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds, be transferred, and paid over unto Sir Wm. Lewis.
House to sit.
The Lords do intend to sit this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, to receive a Return of some Messengers that they have sent: And desire that this House would do the like, if with their Conveniency they might.
ORDERED, That this Proclamation concerning the Securing the Persons, and Seizing the Estates of Papists, about the Cities of London and Westminster, and Parts adjacent, be re-committed unto Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Glyn, Sir H. Vane, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Rigby: Who are presently to withdraw upon it.
Ordered, That Peter Metcalfe, and his Servant Jo. Bunce, be forthwith committed Prisoners to the Counter in Wood-streete; there to remain during the Pleasure of the House: And that his Horses be sent to the Commissaries here in London.
Ordered, That the Beef of Captain Duppae's Provision be forthwith carried into the Tower; and there deposited, and safely and well laid up, till the House take farther Order: And Captain Bence is appointed to see this Order put in Execution.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Tower do still continue their Care and Service for the Security of that Place; and for the Putting in Execution the former Order of That Committee: And that the Lieutenant of the Tower be required to put such Directions in Execution as he shall receive from This Committee: And the Officers of the Stores are required to issue out such Powder and Ammunition, as the Committee shall think necessary from time to time, for the Guards that come and watch there every Night.
King's Printer to attend.
Ordered, That Mr. Barker, Printer to the King's Majesty, be summoned forthwith to attend the House, for printing the Proclamation, intituled, "His Majesty's gracious Pardon to the Cities of London and Westminster;" notwithstanding that an Order had passed this House, that they should not print any thing that concerned the Parliament, without first acquainting this House therewith.
Lord Lient. of Ireland.
Ordered, That the Monies of Mr. Steward in Drurylane, stayed by some Citizens that have Order to search Houses for Arms, Money, and Plate, be deposited in the Guildhall, London: And that the Examination of this Business be referred to the Committee for Examinations.
Lord Lieut. of Ireland.
Mr. Whittlock reported from the Conference, That the Earl of Holland reported, That the Lord Lieutenant was resolved to begin his Journey To-morrow; though he be certain to meet with many Difficulties, as not being accommodated with those Requisites of Monies, and other Provisions, as are necessary for a General employed in a Service so important. The Lords do judge this Resolution of the Lord Lieutenant, notwithstanding these Difficulties, to be a real Testimony of his good and earnest Affections to this Service; and do desire, that, for an Encouragement of him in it, and for the better Enabling him to do such Service at his Arrival as may be expected from him, that this House would consider of some considerable Sum of Monies, and other Provisions for that Army, that the Lord Lieutenant may carry with him; though considering the Condition this Kingdom is now in, they well know much cannot be expected.
Sir H. Mildemay and Sir Ben. Rudyard are appointed to go to the Lieutenant of Ireland; and, from this House, to wish him a good Journey; and to desire him to expedite it; and to acquaint him, that the House has resolved, on Monday next, to take into Consideration how to support the War in Ireland.
Securing the River.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Navy shall have Power to dispose of the Hulk, and the Roterdam Pinace, now riding in the River of Thames, unto such convenient Places as they shall think fit, for securing the said River; and likewise to employ any other Boats or Vessels for that Purpose.
Ordered, That this Order for seizing the Horses in the Counties through which the ill-affected Forces are to pass, this Day brought in, be recommitted to the former Committee; with the Addition of Mr. Prideaux and Mr. Constantine: And are to bring it in To-morrow Morning.