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, 10 Martii, 1642.
Payment to Gibbs.
ORDERED, That the Treasurers at London, for the Bill of Four hundred thousand Pounds, do forthwith pay unto Sir William Uvedale, Treasurer at Wars, the Sum of Sixty-six Pounds, to be paid unto Lieutenant Colonel Gibbs; there appearing so much due to the said Lieutenant Colonel Gibbs, for his service in the late Northern Expedition, as by the said Sir Wm. Uvedale's Certificate doth appear.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Wray, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Martyn Lister, Sir H. Mildmay, Sir Rich. Onslow, Sir Samuel Owfield, Sir Wm. Allanson, Mr. Valentine, Sir Guy Palmes, Mr. Nicoll, Sir Nevile Poole, Mr. Selden, be added to the Committee appointed to consider of the Business touching the Fine Office: And they have Power to consider of the whole Matter of that Cause.
Kirke Burton Vicarage.
An Ordinance for the Sequestring of the Profits and Revenues of the Parish of Kirke Burton in the County of Yorke, whereof Gamaliel Whittacre is Vicar, into the Hands of certain Sequestrators, named in the said Ordinance, and for the Placing in of Daniel Clerke, Master of Arts, a godly, learned, and orthodox Divine; who is hereby required to take Care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Place in all the Duties thereof; was this Day read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
St. Bennett's Sherhogg Minister.
An Ordinance for the Sequestring of the Profits and Revenues of the Church of St. Bennet's Sherhogg, London, whereof Mr. Matthew Griffith is Parson, into the Hands of certain Sequestrators named in the said Ordinance; and for the Placing in of Mr. Edward Roode, Master of Arts, a godly, learned, and orthodox Divine; who is hereby appointed to take Care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Place in all the Duties thereof; until farther Order be taken by both Houses of Parliament; was this Day read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Nicoll presented, from the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom, divers Letters, that were intercepted by the Governor of Coventry; and by him sent up to the said Committee: The One from his Majesty to the Queen, of the Second and Twelfth of March; One from Endimion Porter to my Lord of Newcastle, of the same Date; another to his Wife, of the same Date; were all read. A Libel, he said, was likewise sent inclosed in Mr. Porter's Letter to the Earl of Newcastle: The which he was ordered to bring in.
Ordered, That the Messenger, taken with these Letters, be still kept in Prison at Coventry, till the House take farther Order.
Member disabled to sit.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Endimion Porter be disabled for sitting or continuing any longer a Member of this House during this Parliament.-
Treaty with the King.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and Dr. Bennett;
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, touching the Articles of Cessation that came from his Majesty.
Ordered, That this Business, concerning these Letters intercepted, shall be resumed, so soon as the House returns from the Conference.-
Treaty with the King.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Sir H. Vane, Mr. Holles, Sir H. Mildmay, Mr. Lisle, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Mr. Holles reports, from the Conference, the Alterations offered by the Lords to the Articles of Cessation sent from his Majesty: Which were read.
And then Mr. Holles farther said, That the Lords desired, that these Alterations might be taken into a speedy Consideration.
Ordered, That the Consideration of these Alterations to the Articles of the Cessation, delivered by the Lords at a Conference this Day, be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning at Nine of Clock: And that Mr. Speaker put the House in mind hereof: And that no Committees whatsoever do sit after that Time.
Intercepted Letter from the King.
According to a former Order, the Letter intercepted from his Majesty to the Queen was again read.
The Question being propounded, Whether this Letter should be referred to a Committee;
The Question was put, Whether this Question should be now put;
|The House was divided:|
|The Noes went forth.|
|Mr. Holles,||Tellers for the Noe:||59.|
|Sir Jo. Evelyn,||With the Noe,|
|Sir Jo. Clotworthy,||Tellers for the Yea:||47.|
|Mr. Strode,||With the Yea,|
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Edmund Lynolde, Rector of the Church of Heyling in the County of Lincoln, who was turned out of his Living by a Sentence of the High Commission Court, be referred to the Committee for plundered Ministers; to prepare an Ordinance for sequestring the Profits of the said Rectory of Heyling into the Hands of Sequestrators, to the Use of the said Mr. Lynold.
Proceedings against Bendish.
Upon the Report from the Committee for Examinations, to whom the Informations concerning Sir Tho. Bendish was referred, That it appeared, that he was guilty of publishing the Proclamation set forth against the Association of the Counties of Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, &c.;
Resolved, &c. That Sir Tho. Bendish be forthwith committed Prisoner to the Tower, there to remain during the Pleasure of the House.
Ordered, That Mr. Henry Jones shall have Mr. Speaker's Pass to go to Oxon.
Ordered, That Stacy the Carrier, and his Horses, stayed by the Court of Guards, be discharged: And that he be charged not to carry ....
Ordered, That the Captains of the City Guards in the Tower be required forthwith to put out of the Tower Mrs. March and Mrs. Sherborne, and their Families, in pursuance of a former Ordinance of both Houses: And the Lieutenant is to be acquainted herewith; and give his best Assistance, as Occasion shall require.
Ordered, That the Stay and Seizing of the Horses, informed of by Mr. Blakiston, be referred to the Committee of Examinations: And they are appointed to grant out Warrants for the Stay of them; and for the Seizing of them to the Use of the Commonwealth; if, after Examination, they shall be found to be the Horses of Papists, or ill-affected Persons.
Ordered, That Dominique de la Larde shall have Mr. Speaker's Pass to go to Oxon.
Duke d'Espernon's Pass.
Ordered, That the Duke d'Espernon shall have Mr. Speaker's pass to go to Oxon, with such Servants whose Names shall be given in, and expressed in the Body of the Pass.
Whereas Mr. Nevill, of Christen Temple in Essex, is a Delinquent to this House; and thereupon had his Estate seized by Order of this House: It is this Day Ordered, That Sir Rich. Everard and Mr. Middleton, Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Essex, appointed to sequester and seize the said Estate, do take Care, that the Corn, of all Sorts, Parcel of the said Estate, be forthwith sent to Colchester; and there laid up, to be disposed of for the Service of Ireland.
WHEREAS the Plantations in New England have, by the Blessing of Almighty God, had good and prosperous Success, without any publick Charge to this State; and are now likely to prove very happy for the Propagation of the Gospel in those Parts, and very beneficial and commodious to this Kingdom and Nation: The Commons, now assembled in Parliament, do, for the better Advancement of those Plantations, and the Encouragement of the Planters to proceed in their Undertaking, Ordain, That all Merchandizes and Goods that by any Merchant, or other Person or Persons whatsoever, shall be exported out of this Kingdom of England into New England, to be spent, used, or employed there; or, being of the Growth of that Kingdom, shall be from thence imported hither; or shall be laden or put on board in any Ship or Vessel, for Necessaries in passing and returning to and fro; and all and every the Owner or Owners thereof; shall be freed and discharged of and from paying and yielding any Custom, Subsidy, Taxation, Imposition, or other Duty, for the same, either Inward or Outward, either in this Kingdom or New England, or in any Port, Haven, Creek, or other Place whatsoever, until the House of Commons shall take further Order therein to the contrary: And all and singular Customers, Farmers, and Collectors of Customs, Subsidies, and Imposts, and other Officers, Ministers, and Subjects whatsoever, are hereby required and injoined, that they, and every of them, upon the Shewing forth unto them of this Order, or a true Copy thereof, under the Hand of the Clerk of the House of Commons, without any other Writ or Warrant whatsoever, do make full, whole, and entire, and due Allowance, and clear Discharge, unto the said Owners of the said Goods and Merchandize, their Factors, Servants, and Agents, according to the Tenor and true Meaning of this Order.