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 Mercurii, 18 Januarii, 1642.
Information against Kinge.
NR. Sutton was called in; who is appointed a Collector of Monies, by Order of the Parliament; informed the Houses, That he repaired to the House of Dr. Kinge, a Physician; and that the said Doctor, not being then at home, came after to this Mr. Sutton's House, and said, "What! (says he) you collect Monies to cut the King's Throat! If you come to my House to collect any Monies, I will cudgel you well; nay, if you come any more, I will pistol you."
Committee for Prisoners.
Money for Army.
Ordered, That the Customers do presently imprest to the Treasurer at Wars Ten Thousand Pounds, to be forthwith sent down to the Army, out of the Twenty, Thousand Pounds propounded to be advanced by them: And the House doth engage, that it shall be repaid within these Four Days.
Dr. Eden summoned, &c.
Resolved, &c. That the former Order authorizing Dr. Eden to receive the Monies.. Arrear, and collected upon the Contribution in the County of Cambridge, shall be revoked: And that Captain Cromwell shall be appointed to receive the said Monies: And the Treasurers or Collectors thereof are required to pay the same unto him accordingly.
Adjournment of the Term.
That the Lords have sent down to this House his Majesty's Answer to the Reasons of both Houses, to recall the Proclamations concerning the Adjournment of the Term, and Removing of some of the English Courts of Records to Oxforde: And have like wise sent down a Petition, presented to their House, from Sir Edw. Rodney; which they are inclinable to grant; but do desire first to acquaint this House therewith.
Adjournment of the Term.
This Committee is to consider what is fit to be done upon his Majesty's Answer now read, concerning the Term; and for the Protection of the Subjects from any Inconveniency that may happen unto them, by any Order or Decree made at Oxford, by reason of the Proclamation: And are to inquire What Obedience is given by the Courts to the Order not to remove any Records: And Sir Tho. Cockin his Petition is referred to This Committee: And are to meet this Afternoon at Four Clock, in the Court of Wards.
Removing a Prisoner.
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Commissioners of the Navy, to take Care for securing the Harbour of Falmouth, and of all other Ports and Harbours; and of taking the Ships of Malignants: And likewise for the Taking of malignant and ill-affected Persons, on the Shore, by the Ships Companies that shall be sent to secure the said Harbours.
Earl of Warwick's Commission.
Mr. Strode reports to the House, That the Lords give in Answer to the Message he Yesterday carried up, concerning the Commission to the Earl of Warwick, That they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Propositions to the King.
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 the Propositions to be sent to his Majesty.
Money for Ireland.
Ordered, That Five hundred Pounds be paid, by the Treasurers of the Contribution Monies, to the Treasurer at Wars for Ireland, or his Deputy, for the Relief of Eniskellen in Farmanagh, and for the Provision of Victuals; to be by them paid over to Mr. Robert Berkeley, Agent to Sir Wm. Cole: And that an Account of the same be delivered unto the Treasurer at Wars for that Kingdom; to the End that Defalcation may be made of the Victual and Arms, out of the Pay that shall be due and coming to that Regiment.
Payment to Nagle.
Ordered, That the Treasurers of the Adventurers Money for Ireland do forthwith pay unto the Treasurer at Wars for Ireland, or his Deputy, Eleven hundred and Sixty-three Pounds Fourteen Shillings, to be by them paid over to Nicolas Nagle, or his Assigns, for Beef, Herrings, and Salt, delivered in by the said Nagle, to the Town of Youghall, as appears by Certificate from the Lord President of Munster, and others.
Payment to Evans.
Ordered, That the Treasurers and Receivers of the Adventurers Money for Ireland do forthwith pay unto the Deputy Treasurers at Wars for that Kingdom, or his Agents here, the Sum of One hundred and Thirtyeight Pounds Four Shillings, to be by them, paid over to George Evans, or his Assigns, for Wheat delivered at Dublin, as is certified by the Lords Justices and Council.
Waggons to Oxford.
Resolved, &c. That Deputy Wm. Adams, Mr. Walter Pell, and Mr. Edw. Browne, do forthwith stand committed: And that it be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons, for Advance of Monies, that sits in London, to consider to what Prisons, and in what Manner, they shall be committed; and to give Order for the Committing of them accordingly, unless they shall conform themselves to the Ordinance of both Houses.
Late Commissioners of Customs.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Nulles, Sir Jo. Jacob, Sir Nich. Crispe, Sir Job Harby, the late Commissioners and Collectors of the Customs, do all of them forthwith attend the House; and do bring with them the Books of Account of the Receipts and Payments of the Customs, from the Five and Twentieth of May 1642, till the Ninth of January present, inclusive: And that they do likewise bring all the Bonds and Credits they have, for Payment of the Duty of Customs: And that they likewise bring in their Cash Books, concerning the Customs.
That Mr. Samuel Blackwell, Mr. Daniel Weeden, Mr. Gabriel Odingsell, shall be authorized by this House to collect the Eight hundred and Fifty Pounds subscribed upon the Propositions in Chesham Com' Buck', or so much of it as is behind; and to bring the same to Guildhall, to the Treasurers there [a].
Person to attend.
Mr. Pym reported divers Letters that were intercepted; One from Sir Robert Pye to Secretary Niclas; One from Mr. Spencer to Secretary Niclas; One from Mr. Lawrence Squibb to one Mr. Carvile, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer's Man; and Three Letters singned with Three S. S. S. inclosed in Mr. Spencer's Letter; and an Account inclosed, concerning Monies remaining in the Exchequer; wherein One Particular was, of Three thousand Seven hundred Pounds allowed to Sir Nich, Crispe, for secret Services.
Persons committed for prevaricating.
Resolved, That Sir Nich. Crispe shall stand committed to the Serjeant's Custody, for prevaricating with the House, and giving shuffling and doubtful Answers to the House, upon the Questions demanded of him.
Ordered, That Mr. Beding field and Mr. Trenchard do require of Sir Nich. Crispe the particular Accounts of all Monies between his Majesty and himself: And that they report To-morrow: And that Sir Nich. Crispe go along with them, in the Custody of One of the Serjeant's Men, to deliver the particular Accounts aforesaid.
Ordered, That the Lords be acquainted with these Letters of Intelligence between the Parliament and the Court: And that they would appoint a Committee that might meet with a Committee of this House, to examine and find out, Who wrote these Letters; and all other Matters and Circumstances that concern this or any other Matter of Intelligence, between the Parliament and the Court.
Resolved, That Henry Butler be forthwith committed as a Prisoner to Newgate, there to remain during the Pleasure of the House: And that the Examination of this whole Business be referred to the Committee for the Informations.
Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Spencer, Secretary to Sir Edw. Nicholas, be committed to the Serjeant's Custody, to be kept in close Restraint, and none suffered to speak with him, but in the Presence of him that attends him, until the Business concerning him be examined.
Sir R. Pye.
Ollive's, Hertstreet, Lecturer.
It is thereupon Ordered, by the said House, That Mr. Walter Bridges, an orthodox Divine, shall be appointed to preach as Lecturer to the Parishioners of the said Parish, every Lord's Day in the Forenoon, or on every Wednesday in the Week, which the Petitioners shall appoint, as most convenient for the Parishioners: And Mr. Abraham Hianes, Parson of the said Parish, and the Churchwardens, and all other Persons whom it doth concern, are to take Notice of this Order; that the said Mr. Bridges be permitted, without Lett or Hindrance, to preach in the said Parish Church on either of the said Days.