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 Lunæ, 26 Decembris, 1642.
Proclamation against Plundering.
ORDERED, That the Mayor of Salisbury shall be required to publish the Proclamation concerning the Preventing of Plundering.
King's Proclamation not to be published.
And it is farther Ordered, That he shall not publish the other Two Proclamations, intituled, "His Majesty's Proclamations to all the Inhabitants of his Counties of Oxford, Northampton, Bucks, Middlesex, &c. commanding them to give Notice to the next Quarter of his Majesty's Army, of the Approach of any of the Rebels Forces near unto them: And, for his Obedience to this Order, he shall be protected and saved harmless, by the Authority of this House.
Bringing up Prisoners.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Militia in London do forthwith send a Party of some Forty Musqueteers, and Barges, to bring up, in safe Custody, the Seventeen Prisoners, sent up by Sea from Portesmouth, now remaining in Custody with Captain Lutton, Captain of the Maidenhead, now at Gravesend: And to dispose of them as Prisoners to Lambeth House, and Winchester House, in such Manner as they shall think fit; they being committed for High Treason, for levying actual War against the King and Parliament.
Ordered, That Captain Tison, Master of the Ship that brought Officers out of Holland to Yarmouth, who was formerly committed Prisoner to the Compter in Southwarke, and broke out from thence, and is since taken, be forthwith committed Prisoner to Newgate; there to be kept strictly ... carefully, being committed for High Treason.
Ordered, That the Two Frenchmen, Dancers, that were taken in the Watch, and committed Prisoners, be forthwith discharged from any farther Imprisonment.
Mr. Grimston informs the House, That Sir Tho. Jermyn will voluntarily contribute a Hundred Marks, upon the Propositions.
Discharged from Custody.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Tho. Jermyn shall be discharged from any further Restraint: And shall have Liberty to dispose of himself to any Place he shall think fit; either about this Town, or within Ten Miles of this Town.
The Question being put, Whether the Question for his absolute Discharge should be now put;
|The House was divided.|
|The Yeas went forth.|
|Mr. Holles,||Tellers for the Yea, 65.|
|Sir Tho. Cheeke,||Tellers for the Noe, 56.|
Resolved, &c. That Sir Tho. Jermyn, now in the Serjeant's Custody, be forthwith discharged from any farther Restraint.
King's Correspondence with Scotland.
Ordered, That all Pacquets and Bearers, coming from his Majesty, or any of his Secretaries of State, to the Council, Chancellor, or Secretaries of Scotland, or to the Scottish Commissioners, resident here; and from any of them back to his Majesty or his Secretary of State; as also all Packets and Bearers from the Council, Chancellor, or Secretary of Scotland, to the Scottish Commissioners; and from the Earl of Lindsay, or any other Nobleman, Commissioner, coming from that Kingdom back again to the Council, Chancellor, or Secretary of Scotland; may pass without Search or Stay: And that all Post Masters be commanded readily to furnish Horses for all such Pacquets, as they will answer at their Perils.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and Dr. Bennett;
That, whereas the Lords had formerly desired a Conference, touching a Letter received from the Lords Lieutenant of Ireland, and concerning some Carriages in the Letter Office; That this House returned Answer, They would return Answer by Messengers of their own: The Lords do now desire, That this House will give a present Conference concerning these Matters; and likewise a Conference, concerning some Particulars in the Lancashire Instructions.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House is now in Debate of great Business, concerning the Peace and Safety of the Kingdom.
Ordered, That it be recommended to my Lord General to give Order for the speedy Payment of the Arrears due to Colonel Bulstrod.
Sir Jo. Northcott is appointed to carry up to the Lords the Propositions concerning Devonshire.
Propositions to the King.
According to the Order of Saturday last, the House fell into the Consideration of the Matter of the Propositions; and first with the Preamble.
Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Pym, Mr. Hen. Vaine, Mr. Browne, Mr. Hollis, Sir Jo. Holland, Mr. Rous, Mr. Glyn, Sir Ph. Stapleton, Mr. Perepointe, Mr. Waller, Mr. Strode, Sir Jo. Evelyn;
This Committee is to consider of the Preamble to the Propositions; and of stating the Cause of taking up Arms; And are to meet To-morrow, at Seven Clock, in the Court of Wards.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House will proceed with the Propositions.
Resolved, &c. That the House doth assent unto the First of these Propositions sent down from the Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Wilde do give an Account unto this House, To-morrow Morning, of the Bill concerning Innovations: Mr. Wheeler, of the Bill of Pluralities: Mr. Rigby, of the Bill for an Assembly: Mr. White, of the Bill against scandalous Ministers: And to inform the House which of these Bills are presented to his Majesty, and which not; and in which of those Bills the Time is elapsed, and in which not.
Resolved, &c. That the Second Proposition, viz. That the Rights, Liberties, and Privileges of Parliament may be no ways infringed, but maintained, shall be laid aside.
Resolved, &c. That One of the Propositions to his Majesty shall be, to desire his Majesty, that he will be pleased to leave all Delinquents to the Justice and Proceedings of Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That the House shall declare in particular such Delinquents against whom they will proceed.
Advance of Money.
Ordered, That the Committee for Advance of Monies do make Report, concerning the Cochineal, To-morrow Morning, the first Business: And that next Mr. Trenchard do make Report concerning Monies: And that then the House do proceed to take the Matter of the Propositions into farther Consideration.
Ordered, That Sir H. Heyman, a Member of this House, who hath his Horse seized and taken by Mr. Browne, Mr. Beard, or their Agents, have his Horse forthwith restored unto him, according to the Order and Privilege of Parliament; as they will answer their Contempt or Neglect herein.