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, 6 Marti, 1642.
Upper Minchenden Vicarage.
WHEREAS George Burgesse Clerk, Bachelor in Divinity, late Vicar of the Vicarage of Upper Minchenden in the County of Bucks, the 22th Day of June, Anno Domini 1642, did resign the said Vicarage, together with all its Rights, Parts, and Appurtenances, into the Hands of Tho. Bishop of Lincolne; and did then renounce his Right, Title, and Possession, in the said Vicarage and Parish Church; by which Resignation the Gift of the said Vicarage, and Presentation thereunto, belongs unto Arth. Goodwyn Esquire, a Member of the House of Commons; who could not present his Clerk thereunto, by Reason that the Bishop is not to be found, and the necessary Attendance of the said Mr. Goodwyn in the Service of the King and Parliament; so that the said Parish Church remains yet void, and the Parishioners thereof do want the Care and Comfort of a Vicar there; For Remedy whereof, and Supply of the said Cure, the and Commons do hereby Order, That Edward Perkins Clerk, Chaplain to the said Mr. Goodwyn, and a Person wellaffected to the King and Parliament, shall supply the Cure of the said Vicarage, and officiate there; and shall take and receive all Tythes, Duties, and Profits, belonging to the said Vicarage, in as large and ample Manner as the said George Burches had, or ought to have had and enjoyed the same, until both Houses of Parliament shall take farther Order herein.
The Petition of divers whose Names are underwritten, Soldiers, under Sir John Hippisley, being Captain of the Troop of Horse for Middlesex, was this Day read; and referred unto this Committee following;
Mr. Cage, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Hurst, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir Dudley North, Sir Wm. Litton, Mr. Strode, Mr. Herbert, Mr. Constantine, Sir Jo. Hippesley, Sir Jo. Franklyn, the Knights and Burgesses for Middlesex and Westminster:
This Committee, or any Four of them, are to take into Consideration this Petition, and all the Particular Carriages and Circumstances of the Matters contained in the Petition: And are to meet on Wednesday next, in the Outward Court of Exchequer: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.
Ordered, That Robert Aldas, of London, Merchant, shall have Liberty to transport Fifty Last of Barley he laded aboard several Ships at Woodbridge; and was, by Order of this House, brought from Woodbridge to London; and, as appears by Certificate from the Lord Mayor, nor merchandable here, into any Port of Holland and Zealand: and that the Collectors and other Officers of the Customs in the Port of London, and other Ports, do permit him quietly to transport the same.
Two Letters from the Lord Inchiquin, of the 25th of February, relating the true and sad Condition of that Province, were this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That these Two Letters be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, when the Business of Ireland is considered of.
Landing Arms, &c.
A Letter from Burlington, of the Third of March, from Rich. Haddock, that has Command of the Ships appointed to ride before Tinmouth; relating some Passages between his Ships and some Forces of my Lord of Newcastle, at the Landing of some Arms and Ammunition there out of some Dutch Ships.
Addition to the Order of March the Third, concerning
Mr. Cordwell's Carrying of Saltpetre to his Works.
"And it is farther Ordered, That, for the better Safety, the said Mr. Cordewell is to carry not above Eight Ton of Petre for the present; and, after his Return of a Fortnight Powder, to supply his Stores with such Quantity, from time to time, as the Committee for the Navy shall appoint."
Payment to Ld. Brooke's Executors.
Ordered, That the Treasurers at Guildhall, London, do forthwith pay unto the Executors of the Lord Brooke the Sum of One thousand Pounds, with the Consideration (formerly lent to the Parliament by the late Lord Brooke, upon the Propositions) out of the first Monies that are or shall come in: And that an Acquittance, under their or any one of their Hands, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Treasurers.
Sir H. Vane carried up this Order to the Lords: And likewise the Ordinance concerning maimed Soldiers.
Earl of Bathe.
Ordered, That the Informations, touching the Earl of Bathe, sent up to the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom, be forthwith brought into the House: And that that no Member of this House give Consent for the Bailing of him, till this House take farther Order.
Ordered, That the Committee for Prisoners do meet this Afternoon; to consider, What Number of Prisoners, and What Prisoners, and into What Prisons, it is fit they should be removed.
Earl of Lannarick.
Resolved, &c. That the Earl of Lannarick shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to come from Oxon to London, and back to Oxon; and from thence into Scotland, and back; in the Manner as is desired, and as formerly he had a P/?/
London, &c. Fortifications.
An Ordinance to give Liberty to the Cities of London and Westminster, to make Fortifications for the Defence of the said Cities and Liberties, was this Day read; and committed unto. . Glyn, . . Prideaux, . . Solicitor, . . Onslow, .. Hippisley, .. Rigby, .. Erle, .. Cage, .. Parkhurst, .. Bagshaw, .. Wheeler, .. Browne, Citizens and Burgesses of London and Westminster: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in the Exchequer Court: And to bring it in To-morrow Morning.
Sir Tho. Soame and Mr. Vassall are to take Care of this Order.
Affairs in Devon, &c.
Two Letters from the Committee at Plymouth, of the Third of March, concerning such Informations and Evidences they have of the Proceedings of the Earl of Bath, upon the Commission of Array, or otherwise, in the Counties of Devon and Cornewall: Another, expressing the Desire the Committee has of being supplied with Arms to arm their Volunteers; for want of which they cannot put themselves into the Field: And likewise a Desire of having Power of Martial Law.
Resolved, &c. That the same Power shall be given to the Earl of Stamford, concerning Martial Power over the Forces under his Command, as was formerly granted to Sir Wm. Waller.
Member disabled to sit.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Walker shall be disabled to sit or continue any longer a Member of this House, during this Parliament, for not appearing upon divers Summons of the House.
Treaty with the King.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Riche and Mr. Page;
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 Return of some Answers from his Majesty to the Answers of both Houses, touching the Treaty, and the Cessation.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Holles, Mr. Glyn, are appointed Managers of this Conference.
Person sent for.
Resolved, &c. That Dr. Jefferyes be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, for disobeying Two Orders of this House, made on the Behalf of Mr. Jennett, a Minister.
Bailing a Prisoner.
Ordered, That Mr. Christopher Dickin of Staffordshire, by a former Order, committed to the Custody of the Serjeant, be forthwith bailed.
Treaty with the King.
Mr. Holles reports from the Conference, That the Lords had received, from his Majesty, his Majesty's Answer to the Manner of the Treaty: A safe Conduct for all the Committees named, except my Lord Say and Seale, to whom his Majesty took Exceptions; and has returned a former Proclamation of his Majesty's, of the Third of November, wherein the Lord Say is excepted: And likewise his Answer to the Articles of the Cessation of Arms. Which being read; Their Lordships added farther, That the Lords have thought fit, that this Answer to the Cessation be referred to a Committee: And, to that End, they have named Twelve; and desire a proportionable Number of this House may be appointed; to meet this Afternoon, at Four of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
That their Lordships had delivered their Sense of it: That, as they are willing to give his Majesty all due Satisfaction, in such Things as might not be destructive to the Privileges of Parliament, or Liberty of the Subject; to the end a Tréaty may go on for the obtaining of a happy Peace: so they are resolved (if a just Peace, with the Security of Religion and Liberty, cannot, by a fair Means, be obtained), to go on in such a Way as may evidence unto the World their Constancy in the Cause: And they hope God will give a Blessing to their Endeavours.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth concur with the Lords in this Declaration; viz. That, as the Lords are willing to give his Majesty all due Satisfaction in such Things as may not be destructive to the Privileges of Parliament, or Liberties of the Subject; to the end a Treaty may go on for a happy Peace; so they are resolved, (if a just Peace, with the Security of Religion and Liberty, cannot, by fair Means, be obtained), to go on in such a Way as may evidence unto the World their Constancy in the Cause: And they hope God will give a Blessing to their Endeavours.
Resolved, &c. That the Lord General shall be acquainted with his Majesty's Answer, touching the Articles of the Cessation of Arms; and his Advice desired therein.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, in appointing a Committee of this House, to meet, with a Committee of a proportionable Number of the Lords, this Afternoon at Four of Clock, in the Painted Chamber; to consider of his Majesty's Message, touching the Articles for the Cessation of Arms.
Sir H. Vane, Mr. Pym, Mr. Hatcher, Mr. Marten, Mr. Holles, Mr. Pierrepointe, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Waller, Mr. Cage, Mr. Rous, Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr. Glyn, Sir H. Heyman, Mr. Whittlock, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Mr. Strode, Mr. Browne, Mr. Nicoll, Sir Walth. Erle, Sir H. Mildmay, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Wallopp, Mr. Serjeant Wilde;
This Committee is appointed to meet with a Committee of a proportionable Number of the Lords, this Afternoon at Four of Clock, in the Painted Chamber; to consider of his Majesty's Answer, touching the Articles for the Cessation of Arms.
State of Devon.
Ordered, That the Committee of Devon, Somersett, Wiltes, and Dorsett, do meet this Afternoon, at the Place appointed, to consider farther of the State of Devon.