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 Martis, 20 Decembris, 1642.
ORDERED, That the Churchwardens who gathered the Subscription Monies in the Borough of Southwarke, do detain in their Hands the Sum of Three hundred Pounds out of such Monies as is now raised amongst the Inhabitants of the said Borough, by way of Contribution, or Loan, for the Service of King and Parliament, and yet remaining in their Hands, on Account, towards the Charges of the Fortifications thereof: And that the Treasurers of London, for the Subscription Money, do give Acquittances to the several Parties by whom it was paid, as if it had been paid into their Hands.
Protection to Vincent.
Ordered, That Mr. Vincent, Constable in the County of Essex, shall have a Protection.
Thanks to Southampton.
Ordered, That Mr. Rous do prepare a Letter to be sent to the Town of Southampton, to return them Thanks, for ... Readiness in complying with this House in their Desires for the Loan of Two thousand Pounds, for the Service of the Forces at Winchester.
Ordered, That Mr. Pettis, the Town Clerk of Southampton, sent up, in safe Custody, from the Committee at Portesmouth, be forthwith discharged from any farther Restraint.
Grant to Rushworth.
Resolved, That Mr. John Rushworth shall have the Sum of Two hundred Pounds bestowed upon him for his several Journies, and for Recompence for his Service: And that the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom do issue their Warrants to Sir Gilbert Gerard, Treasurer at Wars, requiring him forthwith to pay the said Sum of Two hundred Pounds to Mr. John Rushworth, as aforesaid.
Message to Lords.
Sir Simonds D'Ewes carried up to the Lords the Ordinance concerning the Members, and other well-affected Persons, proclaimed Rebels in Devon; with a Desire it might be printed and published. He likewise carried up the Order concerning Southwarke.
Colonel Venn presented an Account of the Pay and Entertainment of the Regiment of Foot, under the Command of the said Colonel Venn, from the Twenty-eighth of October last to the Twenty-ninth of this instant December, 1642, examined per H. Broade Audit. amounting to the Sum of Three thousand and Forty-seven Pounds Sixteen Shillings; against which the said Colonel doth acknowledge to have received, by Warrant from his Excellency, the Sum of One thousand Pounds; and then there is and will be due to the said Colonel, 29° Decembris, 1642, Two thousand and Forty-seven Pounds Sixteen Shillings: The which was read; and, by Vote upon the Question, allowed of: And
Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom do grant their Warrants to the Treasurer at Wars, for the Satisfying and Discharging the said Account.
He likewise presented an Account of other Officers belonging to the Train of Artillery, and other incident Charges: The which was likewise allowed of; and ordered to be discharged and satisfied by the Treasurers at Wars.
Resolved, That the Town of Hadleigh in the County of Suffolk shall be allowed the Sum of One hundred and Fifty Pounds, out of the Contribution Monies in the said Town; to be employed in providing of Arms, and making some Fortifications for the Defence of the said Town.
Payment to Payler, &c.
Resolved, That the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom do grant their Warrants to Sir Gilbert Gerard, Treasurer at Wars, for the Impresting, upon Account, to George Payler, Jo. Falkener, and John White, Esquires, Officers of the Ordnance, for their Employment, the Sum of Three hundred Pounds, in Part of their Entertainment.
Payment to E. of Danby.
Resolved, That the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom do grant their Warrants to the Treasurer at Wars, for the Payment of the Sum of Five hundred Twenty-and-three Pounds to Thomas Keddy, or some appointed by him, for the Use of the Earl of Danby; and is for so much Money by him paid to Sir Hugh Cholmeley.
An Ordinance for encouraging the well-affected Persons in the County of Cambridge, to raise Dragooners, was this Day read; and, by Vote, assented unto; and ordered to be sent to the Lords, for their Concurrence, by Sir Simonds D'Ewes.
The humble Petition of Jo. Fountayne, Counsellor at Law, a Prisoner in the Gatehouse, by Order of this House, desiring to be bailed, was this Day read. And the Question being put for his Bail;
It passed with the Negative.
Merchant Adventurers Loan.
Sir H. Mildmay, Mr. Whittlock, Mr. Wheeler, are appointed to speak with the Merchant Adventurers; to desire them to forbear the Twenty thousand Pounds now to be paid unto them upon the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds, for Five Months longer; to the end that the Scotts Army in Ireland may have the said Twenty thousand Pounds: And the said Merchant Adventurers are to be secured upon the said Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds, as formerly.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Robert Parkhurst brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Two Orders concerning the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland; and the Five thousand Pounds, to lie in the Treasurer at War's Hands, for incident Charges: And, as for expediting the Declaration delivered at the late Conference, they will send Answer by Messengers of their ow..
Northampton, &c. Association.
Sir Simonds D'Ewes, amongst other Messages, was likewise appointed to move the Lords to expedite the Association concerning Northamptonshire, &c.
Rombida's &c. Claims.
The humble Petition of Marios de la Rombida, &c. concerning the Plate and Cochineal, stayed at Southampton, and brought up to this Town by Order of this House....: And
It is Ordered, That it, and the Petition of Randolph Manwaring and Nath. Hawes, be referred to the Committee for Advance of Monies at London.
Ordered, That the Ship Angell, and the Goods, and Cochineal, and her whole Cargason, be forthwith discharged: And that the Monies that the Cochineal was sold for be brought in.
Ordered, That the Ginger and Hides at Southampton, brought to Southampton in the Ship Clare, and stayed there, be brought up to London forthwith by Sea: And that the Committee for Advance of Monies do take Order herein.
Ordered, That Sir Rich. Lashley, and his Son, sent up Prisoners from Sir Mich. Livesay, and Mr. Herbert Morley, be forthwith committed Prisoners to Winchester House; there to remain during the Pleasure of the House.
An Ordinance for Placing of Mr. Jo. Spofford in the Vicarage of Silkston, in the County of Yorke, was this Day read; and re-committed unto Sir Wm. Strickland and Mr. Prideaux.
Payment to Wray.
Ordered, That the Committee for Subscription Monies in the County of Lincolne, do imprest a Thousand Pounds upon Account, to Sir Christopher Wray, out of the said Subscription Monies of Lincolnshire, towards the Satisfaction of such Monies as have been by him disbursed to pay his Troop under his Command in the Army in the North.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Cole's Pass to the King.
Ordered, That Mr. Andrew Cole, Servant to the Right Honourable the Marquis Hamilton, and Valentine Taylor, his Servant, shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant peaceably and quietly to pass and travel to the King's Court, wheresoever his Majesty is, or shall be residing, and back again to London, without any Lett, Stay, or Interruption.
The humble Petition of Sir Wm. Flemming Knight, Prisoner in the King's Bench, by Order of this House, was this Day read.
Ordered, That Mr. Pym and Mr. Corbett do acquaint the Earl of Lindsay with the true State of the Case concerning Sir Wm. Flemyng.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Simonds D'Ewes brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to all the Orders carried up by him: And that they will send to my Lord General, to desire him to send a Commission to Thomas Lord Gray.
Propositions to the King.
A Message from the Lords by Sir Robert Riche and Mr. Page;
The Lords desire a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning Propositions which they have framed and prepared, and desire they may be sent to his Majesty.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
This House has considered their Lordships Message; and will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Mr. Holles, Mr. Pym, Mr. Pierrepoint, Sir H. Vane, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Duke D'Espernon's Letters.
Ordered, That the Letters be restored to the Servant of the Duke D'Espernon: And that the said Servant be discharged, and permitted to go on according to his Pass.
Propositions to the King.
Mr. Holles presents from the Conference, certain Propositions to be presented unto his Majesty: The which were read: And Mr. Holles informed the House, that the Lords have left a Blank for the Lord Chief Justice of... King's Bench: But that Sir Jo. Bramston was in their Thoughts; but they would not put in his Name, in regard he was impeached by this House.
Mr. Holles likewise informed the House, That the Lords had Two other Bills, which they would send down speedily concerning the Settling the Militia by Sea and Land.
Upon the humble Petition of the Parishioners and Inhabitants of the Parish of Chatham, near Rochester, desiring a Lecturer, whom they voluntarily offer to maintain at their own Charge;
It is this Day Ordered, That Mr. Samuel Anneley, an orthodox and learned Divine, shall be the Lecturer appointed to preach there every Lord's Day in the Afternoon, and One Day in the Week; and to preach in the Afternoon on every Fast Day. And further Ordered, That Mr. Tho. Vaughan, the Minister of that Place, shall be required from this House, to permit the said Mr. Anneley to preach there, on the said Days, without Lett or Interruption: And the Churchwardens are required to see the due Performance of this Order.
Butolphs, Aldersgate, Lecturer.
Upon the humble Petition of certain of the Parish of Butolphs, Aldersgate,
It is Ordered, Mr. Elidad Blackwell, an orthodox and learned Divine, shall be appointed Lecturer, to preach there every Wednesday; and as soon as the Place shall be next vacant, to preach there every Lord's Day in the Afternoon: And the Minister of that Parish is required to permit him the free Use of the Pulpit, without Lett or Interruption, to preach there accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That the Matter of this Conference shall be taken into Consideration on Thursday Morning at Nine of Clock.
Message to Ld. General.
Resolved, &c. That a Message shall be sent to my Lord General, by Mr. Marten and Captain Long; to desire him not to omit any Advantage that may advance the War, and the Proceedings thereof; notwithstanding any Propositions of Treaty.
Ordered, That To-morrow the House take into Consideration the Means to provide Money for Supply of the Army.
Norfolk, &c. Association.
A Message from the Lords by Sir Robert Rich and Mr. Page;
The Lords do agree to the Ordinance of Association for the Counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgshire, Isle of Elye, Norwich, Essex, Hertford; and likewise to the particular Instructions.
No Copies to be taken of Propositions.
Ordered, That the Clerk shall suffer no Copies to be taken of the Propositions to be sent or delivered to any Person whatsoever, until the House have considered and agreed of them.
WHEREAS divers Gentlemen and others welldisposed Persons, of the County and Town of Cambridge, seeking the Preservation of Religion, and the Laws and Liberties of the Kingdom, and the Safety of the Lives and Goods of the Subjects, from the Violence and Rapine of the King's Soldiers, have declared themselves willing to raise a considerable Number of Dragooners in the said Town and County; and to set them out with a Month's Pay; to be employed, as above mentioned, under the Command of his Excellency the Earl of Essex Lord General: The Lords and Commons do declare the same to be a very acceptable Service to the Commonwealth, and of special Use at this Time, if that good Affection be speedily put in Execution: And do thereupon Order and Appoint, That Sir Thomas Martyn Knight, and Thomas Symons Esquire, Two of * * * * .