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, 22 Decembris, 1642.
ORDERED, That James Hicks, the Servant of Mr. Prideaux, a Member of this House, committed to Custody by Order of the Lords, be forthwith released and discharged, according to the Privilege of Parliament.
Inland Letter Office.
Ordered, That the Matter of the late Conference and Message concerning the Inland Letter Office, and the whole State of that Business, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Dispatches: And likewise the Breach of Privilege, in committing the Servant of Mr. Prideaux: And that the Contempt of the House of Commons, and the Breach of Privilege, and Abuse of Mr. Prideaux, and his Servants, by Mr. Whitherings, and others, be referred to the same Committee.
Person sent for.
Resolved, That * Woodgate be sent for, as a Delinquent, for disobeying the Orders * * * *.
St. Ethelbrough Minister.
Ordered, That Mr. Tho. Emerson, Master of Arts, be recommended to the Parishioners of St. Ethelbrough's within Bishopsgate, London, to supply the Cure of Mr. John Clarke their Minister; and to preach there without Lett or Interruption of any Person whatsoever.
An Ordinance for sequestring the Estates of Delinquents was this Day read; and re-committed to Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Browne, Mr. Solicitor: And are to meet at such Time and Place as they shall think fit.
Cochineal, &c. in Ship Clara.
Upon the Report from the Committee for Advance of Monies, to whom the Sale of the Cochineal deposited in Sir Jo. Nulles his Hands, was referred;
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That the Cochineal deposited in Sir Jo. Nulles his Hands, be forthwith sold: And that a Declaration be set forth to relate the true State of the Business.
Resolved, That the Pretenders to the Cochineal, Silver, Ginger, Hides, and other Commodities, brought upon the Ship Clara, into Southampton, and there seized by Order of Parliament, be left to their Tryal at Law.
Resolved, That the Money that the Cochineal, being sold, shall produce; and likewise the Silver that was coined, and the Money that the Ginger, Hides, and other Goods, brought upon the Ship Clare into Southampton, and stayed there by Order of Parliament, shall produce; shall be secured by Publick Faith.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Committee for Advance of Monies, to take Care and give Order for the Sale of the said Cochineal; and to prepare the Declaration; and to dispose of the Ginger and Hides, as they shall think best, either by Sale at Southampton, or by causing it to be brought about.
Declaration agreed to.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Riche and Mr. Page;
The Lords have considered of the Declaration sent up the other Day, at the late Conference; and have agreed unto it.
Ordered, That the said Declaration be forthwith printed.
A Letter from the Lord Fairefax, of the 19th of December, relating the State of the Lord of Newcastle's Army there, and of a Conflict between a Party of that Army and of his; and of the good Success, and some Desires of his for Three thousand Foot, and One thousand Dragooners, and Twenty thousand Pounds in Money.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth approve of the Action of my Lord Fairefax, in billeting Troops upon the Country, upon the Publick Faith.
Resolved, &c. That Ten thousand Pounds, besides the Ten thousand Pounds already ordered, shall be sent with convenient Speed to the Lord Fairefax, for Supply of the Army there: And that the Ten thousand Pounds formerly ordered be forthwith sent away to the Lord Fairefax.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Armyn and Sir Wm. Strickland do prepare a Letter to be sent from Mr. Speaker to the Lord Fairefax, in Acknowledgment of his great good Service; and to encourage him farther in it.
Money for Arms, &c.
Resolved, &c. That Two thousand Pounds shall be advanced, for Providing of Arms, and Setting forth of Officers for the Counties of Lincolne and Nottingham.
Resolved, &c. That Hugh Green, sent up a Prisoner from Worcester, and now remaining in the Compter in Wood-street, be forthwith discharged from any farther Imprisonment.
Ordered, That Mr. Blakeston's Relation concerning the Northern Parts, be referred to the Committee for Dispatches.
A Message from the Lords by Sir Robert Riche and Mr. Page;
The Lord Dumfarling is a Suitor, That he may go to the King, and from thence into Scotland: The Lords are willing unto it for their Parts; but would do nothing in it, until they had acquainted this House with it, and had their Concurrence.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the Lords, concerning the Lord Dumfaerling's passing into Scotland.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and do concur with the Lords, concerning the Lord Dumfaerling's passing into Scotland.
Ordered, That Philip Holeman Esquire shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to convey, without Interruption, Twenty Barrels of Powder, and Match proportionable, into Northamptonshire, for the Safety of that County.
Ordinance of Assessment.
Ordered, That Mr. Browne shall make Report of the Ordinance concerning Assessing of Monies, the first Business To-morrow Morning.
Searching Trunks, &c.
Mr. Noble, Mr. Ashhurst, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Whittacre, are appointed to search the Trunks that were Yesterday seized and brought from Uxbridge, by Order of this House; and to examine the Persons that were taken, and brought up with these Trunks: And shall likewise examine the whole State of the Business, and to report to the House.
Propositions to the King.
According to the Order of Tuesday, the Propositions that were then delivered at a Conference with the Lords, were read.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Propositions shall be sent to his Majesty forthwith, for the Settling of Religion, the Liberties of the Subject, and the Peace of the Kingdom.
This Question being first propounded;
It was Resolved, &c. That the Word "forthwith" shall be inserted in the foresaid Question.
It was likewise Resolved, upon the Question, That the foresaid Question should be now put.
Trunks for the King, &c.
Resolved, That the Trunks of Cloaths for his Majesty, the Prince, and the Duke of Yorke, shall be discharged, and sent away accordingly, without any Lett or Interruption from any Man.