Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 4, 1629-42. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Lunæ, videlicet, 14 die Martii.
The Earl of Dover was appointed to be Speaker this Day.
Bill for raising Money.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the raising and levying of Monies, for the necessary Defence and great Affairs of the Kingdoms of England and Ireland, and for the Payment of Debts undertaken by the Parliament.
Bill for the speedy reducing of Ireland.
Hodie 1a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the speedy and effectual reducing of the Rebels in His Majesty's Kingdom of Ireland to their due Obedience to His Majesty and the Crown of England.
Attorney General's Business To-morrow.
Ordered, That Mr. Attorney General's Business shall be taken into Consideration, and be proceeded in to Judgement, To-morrow Morning, at Nine of the Clock; and the Lords to have Notice, to be in their Robes.
Colonel Goringe to carry Voluntiers to Holland.
Ordered, That Colonel George Goringe shall be permitted to entertain and transport Sixty Men, Voluntiers, to recruit his Company in Holland, for the Service of The States of the United Provinces.
Captain Goringe, ditto.
The like Order for Captain Goringe, for Forty Men.
Sir Simon Harcourt, ditto.
The like Order for Sir Symon Harcourt, for Forty Men.
Captain Payton, ditto.
The like Order for Captain Payton, for Forty Men.
Comes de Dover declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in post meridiem hujus instantis diei, hora 2a, Dominis sic decernentibus.
The Earl of Dover was appointed by this House to be Speaker this Afternoon.
Bill for raising Money.
Hodie 2a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the raising and levying of Monies, for the necessary Defence and great Affairs of the Kingdoms of England and Ireland; and for the Payment of Debts undertaken by the Parliament.
Ordered, To be committed to a Committee of the whole House.
Bill for reducing the Irish Rebels.
Hodie 2a et 3a vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the speedy and effectual reducing of the Rebels in His Majesty's Kingdom of Ireland to their due Obedience to His Majesty and the Crown of England.
And it being put to the Question, it was Resolved, To pass as a Law.
Commission to be prepared, for the Royal Assent to it.
Ordered, That the Lord Keeper be desired to give Order, That a Commission be prepared, and sent to the King, for the passing of the Royal Assent to this Bill.
Committee for Instructions for the Commissioners for Irish Affairs.
Ordered, That any Three of the Lords Committees, for to consider of the Instructions for the Commissioners for the Irish Affairs, shall meet presently, and take the same into Consideration; which accordingly they did.
The Committee reported, "That they have considered of the Instructions for the Commissioners of the Irish Affairs; and they think it fit that the Quorum be Eleven, whereof Three to be Peers; and the rest is fit to pass as it is."
Then the said Commission and Instructions were read; in hæc verba: videlicet,
The Commission and Instructions to Commissioners for Irish Affairs.
"That We, taking into Our Care the Peace and Good Government of Our Kingdom of Ireland and the Protection of Our loyal Subjects there, the Suppression of all the Rebels and Traitors, and reestablishing Religion and Justice, have, by the Advice of the Lords and Commons in Parliament, appointed you to be Our Commissioners and Council residing here in England, for advising, ordering, and disposing all Things concerning the Government and Defence of that Kingdom, according to such Instructions and Directions as are hereunto annexed, and such other Instructions as you shall from Time to Time receive from Us, by the Advice of Our Lords and Commons in Parliament; and do hereby authorize you, or any Eleven, whereof Three to be Lords, or more of you, for the Execution of the same accordingly; requiring all Our Officers and loving Subjects of Our Kingdoms of England and Ireland to be obedient, aiding, and assisting to you, in that Behalf.
"1. You shall, in the First Place, be careful to inform and advise Us how the true Reformed Protestant Religion may be best maintained, practised, and professed, in that Kingdom; Idolatry, Ignorance, and Superstition diminished and suppressed; and to perform and execute all Things requisite for the effecting thereof, according to the Laws and Statutes of that Kingdom, with such Gentleness and Moderation, that all Our loving Subjects, who have been seduced and misguided, may discern Our Princely Care, not only to protect their Persons and Estates, according to the Rules of Justice and the Laws of that Kingdom, but likewise to provide for their Souls and Consciences, to be instructed in the Ways of Salvation.
"2. You shall take Care that such Aids and Contributions as shall be granted in Parliament for the Defence of Ireland shall be levied and paid in such Manner as shall be appointed by Law; and that the General Treasurers, Receivers, and likewise all Collectors, and other Officers and Ministers, be duly charged and brought to Account for the same.
"3. You shall give Warrant and Directions for the disposing of the said Money for the Payment of such Forces of Horse and Foot, and other Officers of the Army, both English, Scottish, and Irish, according to such Lists and Establishment as shall be ordered and agreed to by both Houses of Parliament, and of all other necessary Charges and Provisions for the Supply and Maintenance of the same, as also of all extraordinary Allowance which shall be needful, for Intelligence, and other necessary and occasional Services, for the Prosecution of the War against the Rebels; and you shall be careful that Our Treasurer at War for Ireland, and all other to whose Trust or Disposing any Money concerning the Affairs of Ireland shall be committed, (fn. 1) do account for the same, in the due and usual Manner.
"4. You shall take Account of all Muster-masters, Commissaries, and other Officers, that the full Number of Men, Horses, and Foot, and other Officers, entertained and in Pay for Our Service in Ireland, be duly employed, for the Defence of that Kingdom, and Suppression of the Rebels, without Allowance of dead Pays, or of the unnecessary Absence of any of them; and as the same Force shall decay or be diminished, you shall take Care that the same be reinforced and recruited.
"5. You shall give Warrant and Directions for the providing of Victuals and Cloaths for Our Army and Garrisons, and also Oats and Provender for Horses, at the cheapest Rates; and the same be conveyed over, and kept in such Magazines and Stores as shall be most convenient for their Supply and Relief; and that a proportionable Price be defalked for the same, of their Wages and Pay, as shall be just and reasonable.
"6. You shall provide Arms, Munition, and all other Materials and Necessaries, for the Use of Our Armies in Ireland, to be conveyed to Our several Stores in that Kingdom, under the Charge and Account of the Master of Our Ordnance, of his Deputies and Under-officers there; and you shall, as often as you shall see Cause, require an Account thereof; and, by the best Means you can, shall prevent all Waste, Negligence, and Corruption, in disposing the same.
"7. You shall take Care that necessary and convenient Shipping be provided, for Transportation of all such Men and Horses, and other Provisions, out of this Kingdom, into Ireland; and that such Ships as shall be appointed for the Guards of that Kingdom shall be employed accordingly; and that the Captains and other Commanders of those Ships do their Duty; and you shall, by all due Means, prevent all unprofitable Consumption either of their Time or Victual.
"8. You shall, with your uttermost Care and Diligence, endeavour and provide, that all Articles and Agreements, made or to be made, with the Commissioners of Our Kingdom of Scotland, by Consent and Advice of Our Parliament, be duly observed on both Parts; and that Payment be made to Our Subjects of Scotland, according to those Agreements. And you shall from Time to Time advise Us and Our Parliament how those Aids and Supplies which are to be entertained from thence may be employed and disposed, for the best Service and Advantage of this Crown, in subduing the Rebels, and settling of Religion and Peace of that Kingdom.
"9. You shall, from Time to Time, advertise Our Lieutenant of Ireland, the Council and other Governors and Commanders there, what you conceive to be needful for the Prosecution of the War in the best Manner, for the Defence of that Our Realm of Ireland, and Ease of the great Charges and Expences, which, by Occasion of this Rebellion, lie upon Our loving Subjects of this Kingdom.
"10. You shall order and provide, that you be duly informed of the Estate of that Kingdom, of the Proceedings of Our Armies and Forces there, that so you may be the better enabled to represent the same to Us and to Our Lords and Commons in Parliament, together with your own Opinion and Advice what shall be further necessary to be done, for Our Service, and the Good of Our Kingdoms.
"11. You shall observe and pursue all such other Directions and Instructions as you shall receive from Us, by the Counsel and Consent of Our High Court of Parliament."
Ordered, That this House approves of this Commission and Instructions.
Commissioners for Irish Affairs.
Next the Commissioners Names were read: videlicet,
The L. Admiral.
The L. Chamberlain.
The E. of Pembrooke.
The E. of Holland.
The L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Members of the House of Commons:
Sir Walter Earle.
Sir Robert Harley.
Sir John Merricke.
Sir Robert Cooke.
Sir Henry Vane, Junior.
Sir John Evelyn.
Sir Robert Parkhurst.
Sir Richard Cave.
Ordered, That this House approves of the Persons aforementioned, to be Commissioners for the Affairs of Ireland.
Ordered, That the Earl of Leycester, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, shall be an Assistant to the Commissioners for the Irish Affairs, during the Time that he stays in England.
Homer and Chapman.
Ordered, That the Cause of Kelham Homer and Will. Chapman, depending in this House, is referred to the Consideration of the Right Honourable the Earl of Essex, Lord Chamberlain of His Majesty's Household; whose Lordship having considered it, is to make Report thereof to this House, if he find it worthy of the Consideration of this House; if otherwise, to dismiss it, and discharge the Parties from further Attendance.
Comes de Dover declaravit præsens Parliamentum continuandum esse usque in diem Martis, videlicet, 15m diem instantis Martii, hora 9a Aurora, Dominis sic decernentibus.