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.
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.
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 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, &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.
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.
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.
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.