Die Jovis, 21 Oct 1641.
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JOHN Smith,Wm. Tenant * * * *
Tho. Bough was brought in, as a Delinquent: And
there Mr. Speaker opened before him the Charge that
was laid against him; and repeated the Words that were
attested by several Witnesses to be spoken by him against
the Orders and Honour of this House: The which he
denied: And, after he had..... heard,
Ordered, That Tho. Bough shall stand committed, in
the Serjeant's Custody; and shall have Liberty, for Two
or Three Days, to produce Witnesses, if he have any,
to be examined before a Committee appointed for that
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to sit during
the Recess shall have Power to take the Examinations as
shall be produced by Tho. Bough.
Safety of the Kingdom.
Sir Gilbert Gerard is to go up to the Lords, to desire
a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, so soon
as shall stand with their Lordships Conveniency, concerning the publick Safety of the Kingdom.
Sir Gilbert Gerard brings Answer, That the Lords will
give a present Meeting, by a Committee of the whole
House, as is desired.
Ordered, That another Head of this Conference shall
be, To move, that an express Messenger be sent to the
Committees of both Houses in Scotland, to let them know,
that the Parliament takes well their Advertisement; and
that they conceive, the Peace of that Kingdom concerns
the Good of this Kingdom: And that, if there be any
Tumult to oppose the Acts confirmed by both Kingdoms, and that his Majesty will command any Assistance,
to suppress them, that both Houses will be ready to maintain his Majesty, in his Greatness; and to suppress those
that are Disturbers of the Peace.
Emanuell College, Cambridge.
Ordered, That, in regard there is a Bill depending
here, for the Reformation of some Abuses in Emanuell
College in Cambridge, that That College shall, for the
present, forbear to proceed to the Admission of Tho.
Hodges to be a Fellow there, till the Cause shall be heard;
and this to be without Prejudice to either Party.
And it is likewise farther Ordered, That the Consideration of this Cause be referred to the Committee
appointed for that Bill.
Clergy's Temporal Jurisdiction.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for disenabling all Per
sons in Holy Orders to exercise any Regal Jurisdiction
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Bill shall be
now read the Second time.
2da vice lecta est Billa prædicta; and, upon Question,
committed to a Committee of the whole House: And
are to meet upon it Tomorrow at Ten of Clock.
A Message from the Lords, by Justice Heath and J.
The Lords have taken into Consideration the Heads
of the last Conference; and they agree in all Things:
And, for the better Expediting of the things to be sent to
the King, and the Committees in Scotland, they have
appointed a Committee of Six; and desire, that this
House would appoint a proportionable Number of this
House: And that they would meet, upon a Conference,
this Afternoon, at Three of Clock.
Answer returned, by the same Messengers; that this
House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and have resolved to appoint a Committee of a
proportionable Number, that shall give a Meeting, as is
Ordered, That the Committee, Yesterday appointed,
to prepare the Heads for the Conference, shall meet with
the Committee of the Lords, this Afternoon, at Three
of Clock, in the Painted Chamber; with the Addition
of Mr. Hollis, Mr. Waller, and Sir H. Vane.
Complaints against Sir J. Conyers, & c.
Mr. Pym reports the Heads and Effect of the Complaints of the Troopers, preferred by them, in many several
Petitions, to the Committee that sat during the Recess.
The First was, a Petition, delivered by certain Troopers of Sir Jo. Conyers' Troop, against Sir Jo. Conyers
himself, a noble and worthy Person, Lieutenant General
of the Horse, and Governor of Barwicke; for the Matters
of Account concerning his Regiment: It will concern his
Lieutenant, for Sir John Conyers was seldom with his
Troop; but was for the most part at Barwicke.
The First Complaint was, touching an Abatement of
Two-pence per diem out of every Man's Pay, for their
Arms, from 1° Maii 1640, to 4° Sept. 1641; which
was, that they should deliver their Arms at the Disbanding, and then the Two-pence a Day, received, should
be then repaid unto them: But, upon Examination, it
appeared, that the Two-pence per diem was taken only
till 10° Feb. for, in that time, the Value of their Arms
was deducted: But it appeared, that this was done by
Direction from his Majesty, and Contract between the
King and Commander.
Next Complaint against Sir Jo. Conyers is, concerning a Deduction of Ten Pounds, to be paid to the Foot:
But Sir Jo. Conyers knows nothing of this, but leaves it
to his Lieutenant to give an Account of it: But he conceives, it was rather a Deduction for Powder, to exercise
withal; for it is usual, when the Foot exercises, the King
bears the Charge: Otherwise for the Horse.
Next is, that there was taken out of their Pay Eleven
Shillings apiece, for their Scarfs; which, Sir Jo. Conyers
saith, is ever usual, unless, by particular Agreement at
their Entertainment, they are to have them given to
them: But it was informed, that, in the Low Countries,
it is usual to deduct out of their Pay, for their Scarfs.
Next is, that they had Five Pounds apiece deducted
out of their Pay, for their Horses: And this is a general
Case, for all the other Troops: The King entereth into
a Contract with several Commanders, that they should
buy Horses of such a Price, and so maintain them from
Time to Time: Now it is usual, where the Soldier bringeth in their own Horse, to have him again: But where
they are not, at their Entertainment by Agreement, to
have their Horses, they ought not to have them: Therefore, at the Time of disbanding, my Lord General made
this Order, that the Commanders should let every Troop
have their Horses, upon these Deductions, viz. Four
Pounds for every Carbine, Five Pounds for every Cuirassier, and Six Pounds for every Horse, in Mr. Peircie's
Troop; because his Horses were better than the rest.
There.. about Thirty several Petitions, against other
Commanders; and some of them contain other Matter
of Complaints: But your Resolution in this will decide
most of the rest.
Ordered, That Mr.Pym shall be desired to draw out the particular Heads of all the Complaints of the Troopers, expressed in several Petitions, preferred by them to the Committee appointed to sit during the Recess: And
likewise shall have Power to receive such Petitions as shall be now offered by any of them: And to present these
Heads to the House, with what Conveniency he can.