Die Mercurii, 28 Julii, 1641.
SIR Robert Pye, Mr. Heblethwaite, Mr. Moore, Sir
Tho. Barrington, Mr. Popham, Mr. Ashe, Sir Harbottle Grimston, Sir George Dalston, Sir H. Anderson,
Mr. Conningsby, are added to the Committee for Sir
James Thynne and Sir H. Frederick his Brother's Business.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider of
providing Ten thousand Pounds, for furnishing the
Queen Mother in her Journey, do meet this Afternoon,
at Two of Clock, in the Treasury-chamber.
Mayor of Hull.
Ordered, That the Committee for the King's Army
take into Consideration the Matter of Fact, of the Complaint in the Lord General's Letter against the Mayor of
Hull; and represent the State of it to the House.
Mr. Venn is to give Account, To-morrow Morning, of
so much Monies as has been received of the Poll-money,
since the First Issuing out of the Commissions.
Billet money, &c.
Sir John Hotham's Report from the Committee for the
King's Army was resumed: And thereupon the House
doth resolve to consider, what is fit to be done in the
Business concerning the Waggons, in November next.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Billet-money
due from the Tenth of February last, for the Men and
Horses of the Captains and Officers belonging to the
Waggons, which have been billetted upon the Country,
(the State of those Billets being first made manifest) shall
be paid by this House in November next.
Ordered, The Lord General shall take it into Consideration, that if the Officers have billetted upon the
Country more Waggons and Horse than were allowed
them by their Entertainment, that so much shall be
deducted out of such Captains and Officers Pay as shall
satisfy the Billet of the Country.-
Conference on Message from the King.
A Message from the Lords, by J. Heath and J.Mallett;
The Lords desire a present Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, touching a Message they have this
Morning received from the King, which he purposed
should be communicated to both Houses, presently, in
the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Leisure
of this House.-
Report to be resumed.
That at the Return from the Conference, this Report
from the Committee for the King's Army shall be
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
This House has taken their Lordships Message into
Consideration; and are resolved to give a present Meeting.
Mr. Treasurer, Sir Walter Erle, Sir John Holland, Mr.
Glyn, Mr. Hollis, Mr. Fines, Mr. Bellassis, are appointed
Reporters of this Conference.
Queen of Bohemia.
Mr. Hampden acquaints the House, that the Queen of
Bohemia hath writ a Letter unto the Earl of Essex, wherein
she takes Notice of the Forwardness and Affection of this
House, in that which they have declared to his Majesty,
touching the Manifesto on the Behalf of the Prince her
Son; and desired him to present Thanks to this House,
from her: Which he hath done already to the Lords.
Mr. Treasurer reports the Conference with the Lords:
That he had not much to say; it was contained in
Writing: "My Lord Privy Seal said, that he had received from the Lords a Paper, which Sir John Bankes,
Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, was pleased to
present to the House, as containing the Substance of the
Message he had received from the King, to be imparted
to both Houses." (Here the Paper itself was read.) This
being read; my Lord Privy Seal said, " He was to acquaint us with a Letter sent from the Spanish Ambassador
to the King; and that the Lords thought fit no Answer
should be given, till this House was made acquainted
therewith; and Three Points cleared: 1. What Number
of Men were to go;- the Time when;-and the Manner
how; and to be satisfied when the Contract was made,
and how it standeth with the Resolution of this House.
Here the Letter itself was read.
Ordered, That the Consideration of * * this Report,
now made by Mr. Treasurer, of the Conference with the
Lords, shall be resumed To-morrow Morning.
Provisions in case of King's Absence.
Mr. Selden, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Glyn, Mr. Hampden,
Sir Symonds D'Ewes, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Hollis, Sir
John Clotworthy, Sir John Colpepper, Mr. Pym, Sir
Walter Erle, Lord Falkland, Mr. Hide, Mr. Strode,
Mr. Carew, Sir Sam. Rolle, Mr. Treasurer, Sir Tho.
Barrington, Mr. Whitlocke, Mr. Martin, Mr. Whistler,
Mr. Fines, Mr. Peirpoint;
This Committee is to take into Consideration, what is
fit to present to the House, in case the King shall be out
of the Kingdom when the Parliament is sitting: And have
Power to send for such Persons, Records, and Papers,
as they shall think fit: And are to meet this Afternoon,
at Two of Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards.
House to sit.
Ordered, That the House shall sit this Afternoon, at
Two of Clock: And the Members of the House are enjoined to attend: And no Committee is to sit, but That
appointed to consider of the Parliament sitting when the
King shall be out of the Kingdom.
Lords to sit.
Mr. Hollis went up to the Lords, to desire their Lordships to sit this Afternoon, if it shall stand with their
- Brings Answer; the Lords will sit this Afternoon,
as is desired.
Defects in Bill for raising Money.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act to explain and supply
some Ambiguities and Defects, escaped in an Act, intituled, An Act for the speedy Provision of Monies for
disbanding the Armies.
Complaint against Bp. of Rapho.
UPON a Report, this Day made to the House, from
the Grand Committee for Irish, Affairs, touching the
Petition of Thomas Bruce Doctor of Divinity and Parson
of Taghboyn in the Kingdom of Ireland, depending before that Committee, complaining against the Bishop of
Rapho in the said Kingdom of Ireland, for an unjust Suspension and Sequestration of him the said Doctor Bruce
ab Ingressu Ecclesiæ; who, being summoned to attend
this House, hath neglected to do the same: It is Ordered,
That the said Bishop of Rapho do forthwith take off the
said Suspension and Sequestration, and permit the said
Doctor Bruce to be in the same condition he was before
the said Suspension and Sequestration: And in case of
Refusal, that then such further Course may be taken
herein, either by recommending the same to the Parliament in Ireland, or otherwise, as shall stand with the
Wisdom of this House.
Ld. General thanked.
Ordered, That Sir Philip Stapleton do desire the Earl
of Essex, from this House, to return Thanks to the Lord
General, for his Care in Disbanding of the Five Regiments; and that this House is satisfied, none of them
returned to the Army, as hath been given out.
The Petition of Theophilus Man read; touching the
Resolution of the Committee where Mr. King hath the
Chair, and signed by him, whereby Mr. Man is voted
not to take any Fees by virtue of his Office as Searcher,
till further Order &c.
Property of the Subject.
Declared by the House, that no Committee ought, by
Vote, to determine the Right and Property of the Subject
without first acquainting the House therewith.
Disbanding the Army, &c.
Sir John Hotham proceeded on, with his Report, where
he left in the Forenoon.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Billet for Men
and Horse belonging to the Train of Artillery, the State
of the Billet being first made manifest to this House, shall
be paid in November next by this House.
Resolved, &c. That the General of the Artillery, and
the Lieutenant General of the Artillery, shall be paid
their whole Pay in November next; and all the rest of
Artillery to be paid upon the Disbanding.
Resolved, &c. That the Serjeant-majors, and all other
Officers of the Field above them, shall be paid in November next, their whole Pay due unto them as Officers
of the Field.
Resolved, &c. That the Captains shall be paid Half-pay, and the superior Officers abovesaid their Half-pay,
upon the Disbanding due unto them as Captains.
Resolved, &c. That the Captains of the Horse shall
be paid Half-pay, upon the Disbanding, and the rest in
Resolved, &c. That the rest of the Officers of the
Horse above Captain shall receive their whole Pay in
Resolved, &c. That the rest of the Officers of the
Horse shall receive their whole Pay upon disbanding,
except what is due for their Billet.
Resolved, &c. That the Billet-money, which is due
from the Officers, shall be paid to the Country in November next.
Resolved, &c. That the Men and Horse belonging to
the Waggons both of the Horse and Foot Company,
shall be likewise discharged.
A Conference to be had with the Lords; to desire,
that the Horse belonging to the Train of Artillery may
be presently disbanded with the Eight Troops already
presented to their Lordships: At the same Conference, to
move the Lords to treat with the Scotts Commissioners,
that, for as much Money as shall appear, upon Account
made and allowed of, to be due to the Bishoprick of
Durham, and the County of Northumberland, and Newcastle, may be allowed, of the Eighty Thousand Pounds
of the Brotherly Assistance.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Aldermen, Wardens, and Company or Society of the Art, Mystery, or
Trade, of Hat or Felt-makers within the City of Chester,
be referred to the Committee for Trade.
Disbanding the Army.
Mr. Carew to go to the Lords with this Message; to
desire a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses,
touching the Disbanding of the King's Army.
Sir John Hotham, Mr. Bellassis, Mr. Capell, Sir Hugh
Cholmley, and Mr. Prideaux, are appointed Managers of
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Committee
To-morrow Morning at Eight of Clock, to take into Debate the Bill concerning Episcopacy: And Mr. Speaker is
to interrupt the House in any other Business at that time.
Sequestering Archbp. of Canterbury, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That a Conference be
desired with the Lords, to join with this House, to move
his Majesty, that there may be a Sequestration of the
Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Bishop of Ely, ab
Ordered, That all those Committees that were appointed to sit this Afternoon, do sit To-morrow at Two
of the Clock, in their usual Places.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Chichley has Leave to go into the Country.
Defects in Bill for raising Monies.
An Act to explain and supply some Ambiguities and
Defects in One Act, intituled, An Act &c. for the speedy
Provision of Monies, &c. committed unto Sir Robert
pye, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Hampden, Mr. Cage, Mr.
Wheeler, Sir Rich. Buller, Mr. Fynes, Mr. Purefrey,
Mr. Cromwell, Mr. Arthur Goodwin, Sir Tho. Cheeke,
Mr. Glyn, Sir Robert Harley, Sir Sam. Rolle, Sir Simonds
D'Ewes, Mr. Holland, Sir Sidney Mountague, Mr. Peard,
Mr. Wingate, Sir Wm. Massam, Mr. Robert Goodwin,
Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Walton, Mr. Heblethwaite , Sir
Wm. Strickland, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Sir John Colpepper: And are to meet To-morrow Morning at Six of
Clock, in the Star-chamber.