Die Jovis, 19 Maii, 1642.
Charge against Boteler.
RESOLVED, upon the Question, That the Charge
against Sir Wm. Boteler, shall be brought in on
Assembly of Divines.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Calling of an
Assembly of godly and learned Divines to consult with &c.
Mr. H. Aiscough, of Yorke, B. D. and Mr. H. Robinson, of Leedes, B. D. shall be named in the Act instead of
Mr. Levitt, and Mr. Micklethwayte.
A Proviso was offered to be added: The which was
twice read, viz. "As in their Judgements and Consciences
they shall be persuaded to be most agreeable to the Word
of God;" and, by Vote upon the Question, ordered to
The Bill aforesaid, upon the Question, passed; and
sent up to the Lords by Mr. Marten.
The Order for Fifteen hundred Pounds out of the
Monies Contribution ......
The Declaration to be sent to the Council for Scotland.
To desire a Conference concerning the Charge against
Mr. Recorder; concerning the Attorney; concerning Depositions to be printed with the Declarations: And to desire a Committee to be appointed, to consider of the
Putting the Militia in Execution; and to desire them to
expedite the last Declaration sent up to their Lordships.
Leave of Absence.
Sir Rich. Vivian has Leave to go into the Country.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Deputy Lieutenants of Bucks, that are Members of this House, shall
go into the Country, to see the Ordering of the Militia,
on Monday next.
Counsel to Members.
Resolved, upon the Question, Mr. Serjeant Rolle shall
be assigned to be of Counsel with the Members of this
House, accused by Mr. Attorney.
This Question was propounded, That such Members
of the House as shall absent themselves from the Service
of the House, contrary to the fundamental Laws of the
Land, without the Leave of the House, shall be sent
for by the Serjeant's Man.
And then the Question was put, Whether this Question should be now put, or no: And it passed with the
Resolved, upon the Question, That on Monday next,
Sir Jo. Evelyn shall make Report of those Members that
have been absent from the Service of the House without
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Marten brings Answer, That the Lords are upon
the Declaration; and will dispatch it, before they go to
any other Business: And as for the other Messages, they
will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Members not to go out.
Ordered, That no Member of the House shall go ...
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords by Sir Ro. Riche ....
The Lords have considered of this Declaration; and
have agreed unto it; and have taken Order, that it shall
be published and printed.
That they have agreed to the Declaration to be sent
to the Council of Scotland.
They have agreed to the Order of Fifteen hundred
Pounds, to be paid to the Treasurer at Wars for Ireland.
They have appointed a Committee of Twelve, to meet
with a Committee of a proportionable Number of this
House, concerning the Execution of the Militia.
They have agreed to a Conference upon those Points
as were desired.
Declarations to Scotland.
Ordered, That the Declaration in Answer to the Council of Scotland, and the Declaration at large, now sent
from the Lords, be both fair written, to be sent to the
Scotts: And that the Commissioners of this House, appointed to treat with the Scotts Commissioners, shall deliver Copies of these Declarations to the Scotts Commissioners, to be sent to the Council of Scotland: And that
the Lords shall be desired to join in this Order.
House to sit.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the House shall sit
this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, to go on with the
Resolved, upon the Question, That the House doth
agree to a Committee of a proportionable Number to the
Committee desired by the Lords, to meet and treat concerning the Execution of the Militia.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; that this
House has agreed to a Committee of a proportionable
Number; and will likewise come up to the Conference
The Charge against Mr. Recorder, and the Depositions
to be printed with the Declaration, were carried up at
this Conference: And likewise the Lords were to be
desired to join with this House in assigning Council,
Attornies, and Solicitors, to the Members accused by
Mr. Attorney, for their particular Reparations against
Ordered, That the Committee of Twenty-four formerly
appointed to meet with a Committee of the Lords, to
consider of the Messages concerning Hull, shall be the
Committee that shall meet with the Committee of the
Lords, appointed to consider of the Execution of the
Militia; to take an Account what is done in the several
Counties upon that Ordinance; and to give Order, from
time to time, for the due Execution of it.
Declarations to Scotland.
MR. Hampden brings Answer, That the Lords had
agreed to the Order sent from this House, concerning
the Commissioners of both Houses delivering the Declarations to the Scotts Commissioners, to be sent to the
Council of Scotland.
Speaking against Parliament.
An Information was given in, of Words spoken by
Henry Davie against the Parliament.
Ordered, That Mr. Peard shall write to the Justices of
Peace of the County of Devon, near Barnstable, to inquire after the Business of H. Davy; and, if they shall
find Cause, then to bind him over to the next Assizes,
to be proceeded with according to Law.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Wm. Umfrevile, who was formerly committed to the Gatehouse, by
Order of this House, for framing false Letters, and venting them as if they came from Holland, the which Letters
reflect upon the States, be forthwith released from any
farther Restraint or Imprisonment.
Resolved, upon * *, That upon Mr. Pym's earnest
Request, Dr. Shawberry, who was formerly committed to
the Gatehouse for very scandalous Words spoken against
Mr. Pym, shall be forthwith discharged from any farther
Restraint or Imprisonment.
The House went, according to the Order of the Forenoon, to the Reading of the Declaration.
Breach of Privilege of Parliament.
A Message from the Lords by Sir Ro. Riche and Mr.
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, concerning a high Breach of Privilege of Parliament, which has
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Answer to the
Messengers shall be, That the House will send Answer
by Messengers of their own.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and will
send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Declaration concerning Passing Bills.
Resolved, That this Clause concerning the King's being bound by his Oath to pass such Bills as shall be presented unto him by both Houses of Parliament for the
Good of the Kingdom; beginning with the Words "in
Conscience;" and ending with the Words "by the Statute
of 25° Ed. III." shall stand as a Clause in the Declaration;
The Question was put, Whether it should be now
put: And it passeth with the Affirmative:
The Qnestion being put;
|The House was divided.
|The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yea.
|Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer,
||Tellers for the Noe.
|With the Yea, 103.
|With the Noe, 61.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Declaration
shall be re-committed, as to the Clause concerning the
King's Denial of Bills; and brought in To-morrow
Providing Money, &c.
Ordered, That the Consideration of Providing of Monies
for Ireland, and the Raising of Men, shall be taken into
Consideration the first Business To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Committee for Enlargement of the
Time of Subscriptions to the Adventure of Ireland do
meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock.