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, 1 Martii, 1642.
Bailing a Prisoner.
THE humble Petition of Sir Robert Thorold Knight, now a Prisoner in the Lord Peter's House, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That the said Sir Robert Thorold be forthwith bailed.
The humble Petition of Tristram Whetcombe of Kinsale, in the Kingdom of Ireland, Merchant, concerning a Ship of his employed in the State's Service these Four Months, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Navy, to examine the whole State of his Accompts upon that Employment; and to give some Order for the Satisfaction of his Demands; being made to appear reasonable, just and due.
Payment to Ven.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Ven shall be paid the full Sum of Two thousand Two hundred Seventeen Pounds Four Shillings and Eight Pence (appearing to be due unto him, by an Order for so much from the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom) by Sir Gilbert Gerard, and the Treasurers for the Subscriptions at Guildhall in London, next after that the Sums advanced by several Members of the House and others, for the Service of Gloucestershire, and the Monies ordered to be paid to the Garrison of Portesmouth, be first satisfied and contented.
Payment to Stephens, &c.
Whereas Mr. Stephens, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Jennour, and Mr. Ashe, Members of the House of Commons, have, for the Advancing and Furnishing out of Forces into the County of Gloucester, and the other Western Counties, for the publick Service of the Kingdom, under the Command of Sir Wm. Waller, Serjeant Major General of the Forces raised in the said County of Gloucester and other Counties adjacent, taken up and provided at Interest, upon their particular Credits and Securities, the Sum of Seven hundred Pounds; without which Sum the said Forces cannot march upon their present Expedition: It is therefore Ordered, by the and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That Sir Gilbert Gerard, Treasurer of the Army, shall forthwith, and within Fourteen Days, issue and pay, out of his first Receipts upon Subscriptions, or otherwise, the said Sum of Seven hundred Pounds, with the Interest of Eight Pounds per Cent. unto the said Members of the House of Commons.
Ordered, That this Ordinance be carried up to the Lords for their Concurrence, by Mr. Stephens.
Allowance to the City.
According to an Order of Yesterday, the humble Petition of the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, on the Behalf of Themselves and the Citizens of London, was read; and taken into Consideration.
Resolved, That Three thousand Pounds a Month, more than is already allowed unto the City of London out of the weekly Assessments laid upon the said City by a late Ordinance shall be allowed unto them, out of the said weekly Sum, during the Continuance of the said Ordinance; for the Discharge of their Watches, Guards, and Soldiers, Raising of Fortifications, and Providing of Arms and Ammunition.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Robert Pye and Mr. Wheeler, to consider of the Petition of Owen Oconnelly, this Day read in the House, How the Petitioner may receive the Arrear of his Pension: And are to make a speedy Report to the House.
Upon the humble Petition of Francis Pare, of the Parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch, in the County of Middlesex, Carter, who had Two Servants and Four Horses employed in the late Service at Keynton, under the Command of his Excellence the Earl of Essex; the which Horses were lost in that Service, being valued at Twenty-four Pounds.
It is this Day Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Gerard, Treasurer at Wars, do forthwith pay unto the said F. Pare, or such as he shall appoint to receive the same, the said Sum of Twenty-four Pounds.
Upon the Report from the Committee for Dispatches, this Day made by Mr. Prideaux, concerning Mr. Ellis, a Prisoner;
It is this Day Ordered, That the said Mr. Ellis be forthwith released.
Allowance to the City.
Ordered, That Colonel Ven and Mr. Bond do signify unto the Common Council, that this House hath taken into Consideration the Desires of the Common Council, concerning their being eased of a Rate laid upon them by the late Ordinance for a weekly Assessment: That the Ordinance was passed, before they received their Desires: And that they could not alter any thing in that Ordinance, without Prejudicing that Service in the rest of the Kingdom: But they have, in Consideration of their Request, allowed them, out of the monthly Sums laid upon them by that Ordinance, Three thousand Pounds more by the Month, during the Continuance of the said Ordinance; for the Discharge of their Watches, Guards, and Soldiers, and providing of Arms and Ammunition, and other incident Charges: And that they will take into Consideration the rest of their Propositions very speedily.
Committees for Assessment.
And Ordinance for supply of Defects in the Names of Committees named in a late Ordinance for a weekly Assessment; and for enabling the City to rate such Freemen of the City, as have gone out of it since the First of November last; and for allowing Three thousand Pounds monthly more to the City, than by That Ordinance is allowed them out of their own weekly Assessments; was this Day read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence: And that such Members as will have any Additions or Alterations of the Committees of the several Counties, do bring them in To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That (according to the Order of Monday last) the House be resolved into a Committee, To-morrow Morning at Nine of Clock, to take into Consideration the Business of Ireland.
Ordered, That after the Business of Ireland, the Vote of the pressing Debts, presented by the Treasurer at Wars, shall be taken into Consideration.