Die Mercurii, 25 Aug. 1641.
Bailing a Prisoner.
ORDERED, That Gregory Dexter the Printer,
that was committed by Order of this House, shall
be delivered by the Keeper of the Gatehouse, into the
Custody of the Serjeant attending on this House; and
that he shall take good Bail.
Serjeant Wilde reports the Bill for the Settling and
Establishing of the Remainder of a Term of Fourscore
Years to come, in certain Manors and Lands in the
County of Somersett, in Sir F. Popham and his Assigns,
with the Amendments: ... were twice read; and then
the Bill, with the Amendments, was, upon the Question,
ordered to be ingrossed.
Foreign Iron Pots.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act to inhibit, from foreign
Parts, the Importation of the Manufacture of cast Iron
Lord Cramborne's Petition.
The humble Petition of Charles Viscount Cramborne
was read; and ordered to be referred to the Committee
Transporting Monies to Yorke.
Mr. Pym presents a Letter to be sent, with the Ordinances, to the particular Sheriffs that are by the said
Ordinance appointed to transport their Monies to Yorke:
Which was read; and ordered to be fair ingrossed for
Mr. Speaker's Hand.
The Ordinance ingrossed was read; and, upon the
Question, passed; and Mr. Goodwyn sent up with them.
Army Account, &c.
Two Letters were read of the 22th of Aug. One
from the Lord General, and the other from Sir Wm. Uvedale; and, in Sir Wm. Uvedale's, a Note inclosed of the
Account of the Army:
A brief Account of the Issuing of the Sums of Fifty
thousand Pound, and Forty thousand and Five hundred
Pound, ordered for the Discharging of the Army, viz.
|In paying off and discharging Five Regiments
|of the Foot and some Officers General of
|the Field, the Sum of - - - -
|In paying off and discharging Sixteen Troops
|of Horse, the Sum of - - - -|
|In paying off and discharging Three Regiments
|of Foot, the Sum of - - - -|
|Resting in the Treasurer's Hand the Sum of
|Two hundred and Eighty Pounds, to proceed|
|in discharging the said Army - -|
No Poll-money as yet received.
Letters to Ld. General, &c.
Mr. Pym is appointed to prepare a Letter to be sent,
in Answer to the Lord General's; expressing the Respect
of this House, and good Opinion of his Service; and
that they rest well satisfied with his Lordship's Answer;
and One to Sir Wm. Uvedale, to press him to a more
particular Account, both of the Receipt of Monies, and
Issuing of them, that there may a clear and perfect
Account remain of the whole State of the Monies received and issued, from the Beginning that this House
undertook the Payment of the Army; and likewise to
write to Sir Wm. Uvedale, to make Stop of any Pay due
to Sir Jo. Barkeley, Mr. Piercy, and Mr. Daniel Oneale,
Mr. Ashburneham, Mr. Willmott, and Mr. Pollard, till
this House take farther Order; and to send the Resolutions of the House inclosed; and to take particular
Notice, to the Lord General, of taking care for Disposing
of the Arms belonging to the Horse to be disbanded.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Pay of Mr.
Willmott, Mr. Ashburneham, and Mr. Pollard, shall be
respited, till this House take farther Order.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Pay of Mr.
Piercy, Sir Jo. Barkely, and Mr. Daniel Oneale, shall
be respited, till the House take farther Order.
Mr. Pym is to acquaint Sir Wm. Uvedale with these
Resolutions, in his Letter.
Letter from Ld. General.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Rich and
The Lords do desire a free Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, presently, if it may stand with
the Conveniency of this House, concerning the Letter
received from the Lord General of the Army in the
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
..Colepeper, ..Solicitor, ..Bellassis, ..Pym, ..Mild-may, ..Hollis, ..Barrington, are appointed Reporters
of this Conference.
Mr. Pym reports the Conference had with the Lords:
A Letter from the Lord General was read at the
Conference (And afterwards here): And, after the
Letter read, it was then said, That the Lords were very
well satisfied with the Lord General's Answer; and did
intend to take notice of as much by Letter to his Excellency; and did propose it to this House, whether they
would join in the like Letter.
Leave of Absence.
Lord Dungarvon has Liberty, after the Recess, to go
Ordinances agreed to by Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Finch, and
The Lords have read the Ordinances; and with an
unanimous Vote do assent unto them: And that they
have passed them down to this House to be sent away
That Sir Ro. Pye and Mr. Cage shall have Power to
call what Auditors they please to their Assistance; and
to compare the Payments of the Poll-money with the
Subsidy Rolls; and to see in what manner the Members
of this House have paid in their Monies, according to
their Rates chargeable upon them by the Act.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Conference shall
be desired with the Lords To-morrow Morning, concerning a Recess.
State of the Navy, &c.
The Committee for the Navy to take the whole State
of the Navy into Consideration; what Debts are upon
it; what Defects; and what Monies are requisite for the
present Supply; and what will be necessary for the
Setting the Navy in a good Posture against the next
Spring; and to consider of a fit Proportion to be allowed
out of the Tonage and Poundage for these Purposes:
And the Counties are to bring in, to this Committee,
their Certificates, of what Arms and Ammunition have
been taken from the Counties these Three Years: And
a List of the State of the Navy, delivered in from the
Earl of Northumberland, of the 3° Julii, is referred to
the Consideration of this Committee: And they are
likewise to consider of Providing of Ships for transporting the Ordnance and Ammunition from Hull, and other
Parts in the North.
* Rainsborough, * Cage, * Wheeler, * Evelyn, *
Pye, Mr. Bence, * Montford,* Walsingham,* Holland,
* Pennington, * Hungerford, * Rowse, * Massam, *
Vassall, * Cholmeley, * Potts, * Bodevile * Ven: And
are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock post
meridiem, in the Court of Wards.
Levying Forces fo, Spain.
Ordered, That the Report made of the Conference
Yesterday by Mr. Hollis, concerning the Levying of
Forces in Ireland, for the King of Spain's Service, shall
be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning at
Eight of Clock.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
consent, that the Constable of the Tower shall have
Power to bring in Forty Men for the Defence of that
Place, such as this House shall allow of.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House holds
it fit, that these Forty Men shall have the same Pay
by the Day, as the Wardours of the Tower have, till
this House shall take farther Order; and that they shall
take the same Oath as the Wardours do; and that the
Protestation shall be tendered to all the Wardours, and
the Inhabitants of the Tower; and a Note of their
Names returned to this House that shall refuse it: And
that none of these Forty Men shall be admitted to ward
there, till they have taken this Protestation.
Ordered, That these Votes shall be delivered at a
Conference with the Lords.
Custom /?/ Tobaccoes.
Ordered, That the Bill concerning the Payment of
Custom for Tobaccoes of English Plantation, shall be
read To-morrow Morning at Nine of Clock.
Ordered, That a Message shall be sent to the Lords
To-morrow Morning, for a Conference concerning
Privy Seals to be granted to the Merchants, for the
Freeing of Goods imported when they shall be exported.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Monsieur Baudwin,
the French Merchant, shall be discharged from any
farther Attendance; and that his Security that the
entered into shall be delivered up unto him.
Ordered, That the Cause concerning Sir Jo. Corbett,
shall be transmitted to the Lords on Friday Morning
next: And Serjeant Wilde is to go up with the Transmission: And Sir F. Knollis the younger to go up with
the Message for a Conference.
Ordered, That the Cause concerning Mr. Lyner, be
transmitted to the Lords on Friday Morning next: And
that Mr. Bagshaw carry up the Transmission.
Ordered, That the Committee for disarming Recusants
do meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Inner
Court of Wards, to perfect their Order concerning that