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, 30 Januarii, 1642.
Successes in Yorkeshire.
TWO Letters from the Lord Fairefax, of the 26th of January, concerning a great Defeat given to my Lord of Newcastle, at Leedes; and the Taking of the said Town, and divers Proisoners; and of my Lord of Newcastle's Forces retreating all to Yorke, from Doncaster, Wakefield, and Pontfract, except a Garison left there for securing the Castle: And likewise a List of some Recusants, to whom my Lord of Newcastle has granted Commissions for Raising of Forces: And Three other Papers taken with Colonel Stingsby.
Mr. Glyn, Mr. Rous, Mr. Darley, Sir Wm. Armyn, are to peruse these Letters from Yorkeshire; and to make an Extract of them, and to give Order for the Publishing of them; and likewise for the Printing and Publishing of the other Warrants formerly ordered to be printed.
Ordered, That the next Lord's Day, publick Thanks shall be given unto God, in the Churches through England, by the Ministers, for the great and good Success it has pleased him to give the Forces raised by the Parliament in Yorkeshire: And that the Letters that give the Information be read at the same time.
The old Customers were called in: And being demanded, Whether they had delivered the Bonds;
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Jacob, Sir Jo. Nutles, Sir Job Harbye, the late Collectors of the Customs, with all other Collectors, do forthwith deliver up such Bonds, or other Specialities, as they have in their Hands; Monies owing upon the Duty of Customs, upon the Bill of Tonage and Poundage; into the Hands of the Committee for the Navy.
The Question being put, Whether Mr. Chichley, now in the Serjeant's Custody, should be forthwith discharged;
|The House was divided. The Yeas went forth.|
|Mr. Holles,||Tellers for the Yea: 53.|
|Sir Rich. Onslowe,|
|Mr. Marten,||Tellers for the Noe: 43.|
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Chichley be forthwith discharged from any farther Restraint.
Message from the Lords, by Dr. Bennett and Dr. Aylett;
That the Lords have sent down to this House Two Bills;
First, an Act for the Punishment of scandalours Clergymen, and others.
2. The Bill for the utter Abolishing of Bishops, &c.
Both which Bills they have passed, with some Amendments: And desire this House to pass them with all Expeditions; that they may be sent to Oxforde.
Committee to Oxforde.
3. They have sent a Letter of Safe Conduct for the Members of both Houses that are to go to Oxforde.
5. That the Lords have injoined their Members not to take any with them, but those that are their own Servants; and desire this House to lay the like Command on their Members.
Ordered, That Mr. Greene do bring in an Ordinance to pass both Houses, if they see Cause, for the Discharge of the Customers, for the Bonds delivered in by them.
The Preamble to be put to the Narration of the Proceedings in the County of Yorke was read; and assented unto; and ordered to be printed, with the Extracts of the Letters, as they are brought in by the Committee: And a Thanksgiving to be in all Churches next Lord's Day.
Persons sent for.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Edward Walgrave, Sir Hen. Beding feilde, and Mr. Clement Paston, shall be forth with sent for, in safe Custody, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House: And the Captains of the Trained Bands, and of the Volunteers in the County of Norfolke, and elsewhere, are hereby required to be aiding and assisting in the Apprehending of the said Persons.
Payment to Hutchinges.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom do grant their Warrants to the Treasurer at Wars, for Payment of One thousand Pounds to Mr. Tho. Hutchinges, Merchant, in Little St. Elline's, or to his Assigns, for the like Value received at Bristoll, 16° Jan. 1642, by Colonel Tho. Essex, of Rich. Aldworth Mayor, and the Aldermen, of Bristoll.
Mr. Corbett reports from the Committee of the Tower, the Apprehending of one Wm. Kempe in the Tower, who was newly come with Letters from Oxforde, directed to Mrs. Marche, and others: And that notwithstanding a diligent Search, yet he had One Letter about him from Sir Jo. Heydon, which he afterwards tore into small Pieces, in the Chamber where he was close Prisoner, so that not One Word of it could be read. He said, That Sir Jo. told him, If he were apprehended, he should burn or tear the Letter, or else he would be hanged if it were taken about him.
Removing Prisoners, &c.
Ordered, That, according to the Ordinance of both Houses for the Removing of Mrs. March, and Mrs. Sherborne out of the Tower, the Committee for the Tower do go thither, to see the same put in Execution speeditly.
Ordered, That That Part of Mr. Corbett's Report which concerns the Irishmen that are there Prisoners, their Allowances of Meat, or of their Removal to other Prisons, be referred to that Committee; to bring in their Opinion thereof; and also for the Repairing of the Huts in the Tower.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Propositions do bring in an Ordinance for the Sessing of those that are in the Tower.
Payment to Conyers.
Ordered, That the Five hundred and Fifty Pounds Arrear of the Tin Farmers Monies, and now remaining in the Hands of Colonel Manwaringe and Captain Playre, and due to his Majesty; and which ought to be paid in to the Exchequer; shall be forthwith paid unto Sir Jo. Conyers, Lieutenant of the Tower; in Part of the Monies due unto him from his Majesty, for his Charges in keeping the Lord Macquere, and other, close Prisoners: And that this Order shall be a Discharge to the said Tin Farmers, and all others in whose Hands any of the said Money is; and to Colonel Manwaringe: Who are required to pay the same accordingly.
Ordered, That Mr. Chicheley shall have his Two Horses delivered unto him.
King's Letter to the Question, &c.
A Letter from his Majesty to the Queen was read; which was intercepted by the Lord Fairfaxe, inclosed in a false Cover directed to the Lord Lowden in Scotland; but no Letter was directed to his Lordship: The rest of the Letters in that Pacquet were directed to the Earl of Newcastle, and to Sir Wm. Savile, and others, in Yorkshire.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Letter from his Majesty to the Queen, now read, shall be now printed.
Mr. Glyn, Mr. Rous, Mr. Hampden, Sir Hen. Vaine junior, Sir Ph. Stapilton, Sir Robert Harley, Sir Peter Wentworth, are presently to withdraw, to prepare a Conclusion to be added to this Letter, to be printed with the Letter.
Sir Gilbert Gerard is appointed to go to the Lords with the Preamble prepared to be printed with the Lord Fairfaxe's Letters; and to present the Letters also to the Lords; and to desire them to concur in the speedy Printing thereof.
Ordered, That To-morrow Morning, the Business of Money be taken into Consideration; and no Business to intervene. And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind thereof.
Mr. Whitlocke carried up to the Lords the Ordinance concerning Ireland: And is to desire the Lords to sit awhile.
Time of sitting.
Resolved, &c. That the House shall sit at Eight of the Clock, and rise at Twelve: And that, To-morrow, the Lords be moved to join herein, that their House may do the like.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Whitlocke brings Answer, That the Lords will send an Answer, by Messengers of their own, concerning the Ordinance for Ireland; and that they will sit a while, as is desired.
Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Glanvile and Dr. Heath;
That the Lords have agreed to the Ordinance concerning Ireland: And whereas, at a Conference touching Sir Charles Barkley,....their Lordships did never propound the Bailing of him; but for the Recovery of his Health, the Removing of him from One Place to another; which they thought fit to acquaint this House withal: And that their Lordships will undertake he shall be forthcoming, they being certainly informed of his Infirmity.
Sir C. Barkley.
King's Letter to the Queen, &c.
Mr. Rous reports the Preamble, with a further Addition, to be put before the Lord Fairfaxe's Letters; and the King's Letter to the Queen: Which was read; and assented unto; and the King's Letter to the Queen ordered to be carried up to the Lords: But first a Copy thereof to be taken, to be kept as a Record.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords be moved to join with this House, in the Printing of the Queen's Letter.
Sir Rob. Harley went up to the Lords, to desire a Conference concerning some Letters from the Lord Fairfaxe, and from his Majesty to the Queen.
Mr. Pym and Mr. Glyn are to manage the Conference.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider of the Raising and Discharging of Horses, shall consider of the Matter informed of, touching Two Horses formerly in Captain Harvye's Troop, and belonging to Mr. Palmer; and discharged by Order of this House; and since, the One of them is taken again from the Captain by the Commissaries, or their Deputies, before he was delivered: And Mr. Pym is added to the Committee.
Sir Rob. Harley brings Answer, The Lords will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Answer to Lords.
Answer was returned by the same Messengers that came down in the Morning, That this House doth concur with their Lordships in the Amendments in the Bill for the Assembly; and the Bill for Punishing of the scandalous Clergy: And that they have injoined their Members that are to go to Oxforde, that they carry none with them but their own Servants: And delivered to the said Messengers the Bills: And also the Letter for a Safe Conduct.
Ordered, That Lionel Gatford be committed to the Serjeant; to be kept in safe Custody, till this House take further Order.
Examination concerning Connisby, &c.
Ordered, That the Examination of the Business concerning Mr. Connisby, High Sheriff of Hertford, and Edw. Pridcon, Jo. Long, Jo. Thomas, and others, be referred to the Committee for Examinations; to be examined, and reported to the House.
Seizing a Horse.
Ordered, That, when Mr. Speaker shall be informed, where an Horse, fit for Service, is belonging to one who is now in Arms against the Parliament, That he shall give a Warrant to Sir Arth. Heselrig, to seize and to keep it, till the House take farther Order.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Bennett and Dr. Aylett;
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 Matter of the last Conference.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
The Managers of the last Conference are appointed Reporters of This.
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