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 Veneris, 5 Martii, 1640.
Countess of Exeter's Estates.
These are appointed to draw up an Order, concerning the Payment of the Billets of such Soldiers of the King's Army in the North, as are dead, or run away, since 8vo. December'; and those other Circumstances, that occurred here, upon the Debate of this Matter, they are likewise to take into Consideration.
St. Gregorie's Church.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Popish Hierarchy do meet To-morrow, in the Afternoon, in the Treasurychamber: And the Letters, that were addressed to divers Catholicks in England, are referred to the Consideration of this Committee.
Algiers, &c. Pirates.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Algiers, to consider of some speedy Way of providing Monies, for the Furnishing of so many Ships, as shall be necessary to be speedily set forth, for the Guard of the Seas, and Defence of the Kingdom.
Resolved, upon the Question, That his Majesty be moved, that Six of his Majesty's Ships, of the Second, Third, or Fourth Rank, be forthwith prepared, and employed to guard the Western Coasts against the Turkish Pirates; and those Ships to be commanded by good, experienced, and knowing Seamen.
Resolved, upon the Question, That his Majesty be moved, that all his Majesty's Subjects shall have free Liberty, without Letters of Mart or Reprizal, to take any Turkish, Moorish, or other Pirates, their Ships, Goods, and Prizes; and to convert and dispose of those Turkish Pirates Ships, Goods, and Prizes, to the Takers Use and Benefit, without any Account to his Majesty, or the Lord Admiral, or any other, for the Profits thereof, but only to the Adventurers: Provided, that they give good Caution, not to take any but Pirates; and that they give into the Admiralty a Note of all the particular Ships, and Goods, and Prizes, so taken, within Two Months after their Return.
Relief of Army, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee for the King's Army do meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the usual Place, to prepare an Order concerning the Payment. . those Monies, that shall come in towards the Relief of the King's Army and the Northern Counties; and to present it to the House To-morrow Morning.
Committee to meet.
Treaty with Scotland.
The Paper that came from the Lords at the last Conference, concerning the Garisons of Barwick and Carlisle, and the Scots total Conclusion of the Eighth Article, was read: And, after some Debate thereupon,
|The House was divided.|
|Mr. Hollis,||Appointed Tellers for the Noe.|
|Sir Anth. Irby,|
|Sir Fred. Cornewallis,||Tellers for the Yea.|
|With the Noe - -|
|With the Yea - - 213|
This Committee is to take the Paper, that came from the Lords at the last Conference, into Consideration, upon the whole Matter of it: And are to prepare Heads for a Conference, to be desired with the Lords, upon it; and to present them to the House, To-morrow Morning, at Nine of Clock: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Five of Clock, in the inner Court of Wards.