Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 2, 1640-1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
This free content was digitised by double rekeying. All rights reserved.
Die Veneris, 13 Januarii, 1642.
ORDERED, That Mr. Boswell be added to the Committee for Printing: And that they sit this Afternoon; and inquire after the Printer and Publisher of the Pamphlet, intituled, "Two Speeches made in the House of Peers, Decembris, 19°, by the Earl of Pembroke and the Lord Brooke."
Mr. Vassall is desired to go to the City, to the Common Hall; to desire them to sit a while; and that the Committees of both Houses, appointed to come thither, will come with as much Speed as possibly they can dispatch their Businesses.
Ordered, That all those Gentlemen that have, upon the Second Proposition of Loan of Monies, declared to lend any Sums, do forthwith pay in their Monies accordingly: And that such Gentlemen, as they come in, that shall not declare themselves, that the Committee shall rate them.
Stay of the Records, &c.
Ordered, That the Officers of the several Courts do make Stay of the Records; and remove none of them to Oxon, without farther Order of this House: And that all the said respective Officers be required and injoined not to go to Oxon; but to attend upon their Offices and Charges here.
The Lords desire, that the Committee of this House appointed to meet with the Committee of Lords, this Morning, in the Painted Chamber, may now again meet with them, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House.
Members to attend.
E. of North-umberland.
Proceedings concerning Davies.
Ordered, That the whole Business, and the Proceedings of the whole Matter, concerning Lieutenant Davies, be referred to the Committee for the Charter-house: And that That Committee be revived; to sit on Monday next, in the Afternoon, in the Court of Wards; and so from time to time, as they shall think fit: And that his Pension be continued unto him in the mean time, till the Business be examined.
Ordered, That the Treasurers and Receivers of the Subscription Monies raised in the Town of Aldborough in the County of Suffolk, do detain in their Hands an Hundred Pounds of the said Monies, comprehending the Fifty Pounds formerly ordered to be allowed unto them, by an Order of the Sixth of December: And that, they paying in the Residue collected into the Receipt at Guildhall, the Receivers there are hereby required to give them an Acquittance for the Whole.
Corn, &c. from France.
IT is this Day Ordered, by the House of Commons, in Parliament assembled, That the Committee for Irish Affairs shall grant Licences to Benjamin Whetcombe of the City of London, Merchant, to buy, ship, and transport from France, any Quantities of Corn, and other Provisions, to Youghall, in the Province of Munster, in the Kingdom of Ireland; and there to sell the same for ready Money, or other valuable Consideration: And that all provant Masters, Commissaries, and all other his Majesty's Officers, shall not take or cause to be taken away any Part or Parcel of such Corn or Provision, from the said Benjamin Whitcombe, his Agents, Factors, or Servants, without ready Money, or other valuable Consideration: And also to have free Liberty to buy, ship, and transport from thence, the Value or Proceed of the said Corn and Provision, in Goods prohibited, or useful for his Majesty's Army there. Provided, that this Order shall not intend to give him Power to sell any Corn, or other Provisions, to the Rebels in Ireland, or to any that do assist them.
WHEREAS Goodman Jenkin, Clerk unto the Cofferer of his Majesty's House, did, by Order of the House of Commons, deliver up a Bond in to the said House for the Payment of Three thousand Pounds unto his Majesty's said Cofferer, by one Barnaby Backwell and Mark Quested; the said Money having been formerly seized on in their Hands, for the Use of the Kingmerly seized on in their Hands, for the Use of the King and Parliament: It is this Day Ordered, That the said Jenkin shall be saved harmless by this House for so doing: And that, when his Majesty shall return to his Parliament, with his Royal, not Martial Attendance, the said Three thousand Pounds shall be paid unto his Majesty's said Cofferer, out of the publick Stock of the Kingdom, which is or shall be raised for Payment of the Debts thereof.
ORDERED, That the Inhabitants of the Town of Nedham in the County of Suffolk, and of the Parishes adjacent, shall have Liberty to muster, train, and exercise themselves in Arms as Volunteers, for the Defence of the said Towns and County, under the Command of Captain Daynes: And that for so doing they shall be saved harmless by Authority of Parliament.
Middlesex Clerk of the Peace.
It is Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Clerks of the Peace of the County of Kent: And that, in the mean time, he shall continue the Execution of the said Place; and keep the Records of the Peace for the aforesaid County; and receive the Profits thereof to his own Use, until the Committee shall make Report, and the House take farther Order.
Devon Clerk of the Peace.
Ordered, That Mr. Charles Vaughan be injoined and appointed to take the Custody of the Records of the County of Devon, and execute the Place of Clerk of the Peace of the said County, until the House shall take farther Order; the former Clerk being taken in levying War against the Parliament, and thereupon committed.
Ordered, That the Petitioner be referred to the Mayor of Plymouth, and the Committee there, to give him Satisfaction for his Employment, from the Time he was employed in their Service, till he was employed to bring up the Prisoners of Devon: And that he shall have a Month's Pay allowed him for the Bringing up of the Prisoners: And that it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to consider what is fit to be paid for that Month's Pay: And that the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom do give Order to the Treasurer at Wars to satisfy so much as shall be certified by them to be fit for that Month's Pay.
Proceedings concerning Gray.
Ordered, That the Examinations concerning Mr. Gray of Wellingborough, be referred to the Committee for Informations; to examine the whole Proceedings of that Business; and such Testimonies as shall be produced against him, or in the Cause; and to consider of the whole Matter; and to prepare it so that there may be Proceedings upon the Whole, according to Law.
Knightley, a Prisoner.
Ordered, That the Business concerning Captain Robert Knightley the Petitioner, now a Prisoner in the Fleete, be referred to my Lord General Essex, to do therein as his Excellency shall please: And that Mr. Hampden do take Care of this Business.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Propositions do meet this Afternoon: And that, peremptorily, they do bring them in To-morrow Morning: And that otherwise so many of them as are agreed unto, be sent up to the Lords for their Concurrence in the mean time, till the rest can be expedited.
Dep. Lieuts. of Lincolne.
Payment to Ly. Terring ham.
Ordered, That Mr. Wheeler do forthwith pay unto the Lady Terringham the Sum of One hundred and Thirtyeight Pounds, due unto her Husband Sir Arthur Terringham, deceased, as a Colonel and Captain Reformando of a Foot Regiment, in the Service of the late Northern Expedition; it appearing by the Certificate under the Hands of Sir Wm. Uvedall, Treasurer at Wars, that so much is due unto her said Husband, for his said Service: And that an Acquittance under the Hands of the said Lady, or her Assignees, shall be a sufficient Discharge for so much as he shall pay upon this Order.