Die Sabbati, 2 Aprilis, 1642.
Delivery of Powder.
ORDERED, That Mr. Cordwell shall have Liberty
to deliver such Powder as he is contracted with for,
into such Hands as the Lord Mayor, Court of Aldermen, and Common Council, shall appoint, to be safe
kept, notwithstanding any former Order of Restraint.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Allanson and Mr. Nutt shall
have Leave to go into the Country.
Leave to go to Ireland.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Lord Liste shall
have Liberty to go into Ireland; and, notwithstanding;
still remain a Member of this House.
Tower Guard, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Ro. Pye, Mr.
Wheeler, and Cap. Ven, to consider of the Accounts and
Monies due to the Supernumerary Guard that was placed
in the Tower the last Summer, upon Order of this House;
and to think of some Course for satisfying them such
Monies as shall appear to be due upon their Accounts;
and likewise to consider what Service they did there;
and whether they attended that Duty was required of
them: And to speak to the Lieutenant of the Tower,
concerning the State of that Place; and whether any
Addition will be necessary: And to think of some Course,
that the Hamletters may be in Readiness to do their
Service upon Occasion; and likewise, that they may be
trained and exercised accordingly.
Magazine at Hull.
Ordered, That the Lords be moved to join with this
House, that Sir Jo. Hotham be authorized, by both
Houses of Parliament, to suffer the Powder, Arms,
Ordnance, and Ammunition, that are in the Magazine
at Hull, to be embarked, except so much of the same
as shall be necessary for the Defence of that Town and
the County of Yorke: And that the Master of the
Ordnance be desired, that some of the Officers of the
Ordnance may be appointed to be at Hull, to see the
said Arms and Ammunition embarked; and to take an
Inventory of the same: And that the Lord Admiral be
desired to take care, that the said Arms and Ammunition
may be embarked: And that good Convoys may be provided to conduct the said Ships and Arms.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the
Deputy Lieutenants presented for the County of Rutland:
And doth order, that Sir Guy Palmes shall be recommended to be a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of those
additional Deputy Lieutenants presented for the County
Westmarland: And Ordered, That Sir Robert Strictland
be recommended to be added to be a Deputy Lieutenant for that County.
Resolved, &c. That Tho. Rolt Esquire be recommended
to be a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Bedford.
Mr. Pierrepoint carried up to the Lords the Vote concerning the putting the Ordinance touching the Militia,
forthwith into Execution: And likewise the Order concerning the Ammunition at Hull: And likewise the
Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Rutland, the
additional Deputy Lieutenants for Westmorland; together with such...are recommended.
Ordered, That Sir H. Vane and Mr. Pym do prepare a
Letter to be sent from Mr. Speaker, in the Name of the
whole House to the Lords Justices of Ireland; and therein
to take Notice of their Fidelity, Care, and Industry; and
to express what Sense this House has of their Service: And
that they likewise prepare a Letter to be sent to the Earl
of Ormond, to take notice of his good Service; and return him Thanks for it; and encourage him to proceed:
And to desire him to return the Thanks of this House to
Sir Henry Tichbourne, for the good Service he has done.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Dr. Piers, Doctor
in the Civil Law, sent for, as a Delinquent by a former
Order of this House, and now in the Serjeant's Custody,
shall be forthwith discharged from any farther Restraint.
The Lord Falkland acquaints the House, that he has
received, returned from his Majesty, the Commission for
the Affairs of Ireland; and the Instructions annexed
thereunto; with his Majesty's immediate Warrant for
the Passing the Great Seal; the which he received
Directions to send forthwith to the Lord Keeper.
According to the Order of Yesterday, the House proceeded upon the Particulars of his Majesty's last Message.
Members not to go out.
Ordered, That no Member shall go out of the House
during this Debate, without Leave.
Mr. Speaker propounded this Question, Whether the
first Clause of his Majesty's....contained in it Matters
that lay causeless Imputations upon the Proceedings of
It was formerly propounded with the Word, "Scandal"
in it, instead of "causeless Imputation."
And the Question being put, Whether the Word
"Scandal" should be in the Question;
|The House was divided.
|The Yeas went forth.
|Sir Ph. Stapilton
||Tellers for the Noe, 116.
||Tellers for the Yea, 53.
Resolved, upon the Question, That there are Matters
contained in the first Clause of his Majesty's Message, that
lay causeless Imputations upon the Proceedings of Parliament, and are a Breach of the Privilege of the same.
That the Committee shall be directed to consider of his
Majesty's Message from Huntington; the Declaration
from both Houses preceding That; and the Declaration
from his Majesty in Answer to that; and to state the
Proceedings upon the Whole; and to bring in the Particulars, that may clear the Votes and Proceedings
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Perepoint brings this Answer; That, as to That of
the Militia, the Lord Keeper said, Their Lordships would
presently put in Execution the Ordnance concerning it,
according to the former Order: They do agree for the
recommending the Deputy Lieutenants: And, for that of
Hull, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Magazine at Hull.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Ayloff and
The Lords desire a Conference by a Committee of
both Houses, at Three of Clock this Afternoon, in the
Painted Chambers; at which Time the Lords do sit:
Tis concerning the Proposition made by this House for
the removing the Magazine at Hull.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will give a Meeting, as is desired.
Mr. Speaker Retires.
Mr. Speaker retired for awhile into the Committee
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Young shall
have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That on Monday Morning next, at Nine of
Clock, the Matter of Religion shall be taken into Consideration, according to the former Order: And that
Mr. Speaker put the House in mind hereof; and that
no other Business intervene.
Ordered, That this last Message of his Majesty's shall
be referred, upon the whole Matter, and all other Passages
and Circumstances that may relate unto it, or concern
it, unto the same Committee as the last Declaration from
his Majesty was referred; with the Addition of Mr.
Pierrepoint, Sir H. Vane jun. Mr. Crue, Mr. Reynolds,
Mr. Hampden, Mr. Holles, Sir Hugh Cholmeley, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Sir Symonds D'Ewes, Mr. Whittacre: And
they are to meet on Monday Morning, at Seven of Clock,
in the Inner Court of Wards.
The House, according to the Desire of the Lords,
went up to the Conference.
Mr. Pierrepoint, Mr. Pym, Sir H. Vane jun. Sir Peter
Wentworth, Sir Simonds D'Ewes, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Ld. Windsore's Arms.
Ordered, That the Lord Windsore's Arms, seized in
Worcestershire and Buckinghamshire, by Virtue of the
Ordinance of Parliament for disarming of Recusants, be
kept in safe Custody, till the House take further Order
Magazine at Hull.
Mr. Pierrepoint reports from the Conference had with
the Lords, concerning the removing the Magazine at
Hull, That the Lords conceive the Thing fit to be done;
but desire that the King may be moved from both
Houses, to give Way unto it, upon such Reasons as they
shall represent unto him.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Riche and
Letter from the King-Command of the Fleet.
The Lords have commanded us to deliver this unto
you, which they now received: 'Tis a Letter from his
Majesty, in Answer of that Petition was sent unto him the
Twenty-eighth of March, concerning the Appointing of
one to command this Summer's Fleet, in Chief.
Right Trusty and Well-beloved Counsellor, we greet
WE wonder both at the Form and Manner of that inclosed Paper you sent Us, in the Name of both Houses
of Parliament, in yours of 28° Martii 1642, it being
neither by way of Petition, Declaration, or Letter.
And for the Matter, we believe it is the first time that
the Houses of Parliament have taken upon them the
Nomination or Recommendation of the chief Sea Commander; but it addeth to the Wonder, that Sir John
Pennington being already appointed by Us for that Service, upon the Recommendation of our Admiral (which
is so well known, that none can be ignorant of it); and
no Fault so much as alledged against him; another
should be recommended unto Us: Therefore Our
Resolution upon this Point is, That We will not alter
Him, who We have already appointed to command
this Year's Fleet; whose every way Sufficiency is so
universally known: The which We are confident Our
Admiral, if there shall be Occasion, will make most
evident; against whose Testimony We suppose Our
Parliament will not except.
And though there were yet none appointed, or the said
Sir John, through some Accident, not able to perform
the Service; yet, the Men of that Profession are so well
known to Us, besides many other Reasons, that (Our
Admiral excepted, because of his Place) Recommendations of that Kind would not be acceptable to Us.
Given at our Court at York,
ultimo Martii, 1642.
Lords to sit.
Mr. Hotham is appointed to desire the Lords to sit
awhile, in regard this House shall have Occasion to
come up unto them.
Command of the Fleet.
Mr. Hotham brings Answer, That the Lords will sit
awhile, as is desired.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Lords be
moved to join with this House, to require the Lord Admiral to depute the Earl of Warwick to command this
Summer's Fleet, in Chief; and that they injoin the Earl
of Warwick forthwith to undertake this Charge, and to
put to Sea accordingly.
Message to Lords.
Sir H. Vane went up to the Lords; and carried up this
Vote; and likewise the Order for the Borrowing of Ten
thousand Pounds of the Adventurers for Ireland; and was
appointed to desire the Lords Concurrence herein.
Command of the Fleet.
Ordered, That the Letter that came from his Majesty,
and was this Day sent to this House, from the Lords
concerning the Earl of Warwick; and the Petition from
both Houses to his Majesty, to the same Purpose; be
referred to the Committee that is appointed to consider
of his Majesty's last Message.
Ordered, That the Letter from his Majesty, concerning
the Earl of Warwick's commanding the Summer's Fleet;
and the Petition from both Houses to his Majesty, to
the same Purpose; be printed, by Order of both
Houses, with some Addition: And that it be referred to
Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Glyn, Sir Wm. Lewis, and Sir Jo.
Evelyn, to prepare this Addition.
Tonage and Poundage.
Ordered, That the like Order as was last made for the
Issuing of the Monies that came in upon the last Bill of
Tonage and Poundage, shall be renewed, and made for
the Issuing of the Monies that shall come in upon this Bill.
King's Children, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Glyn, Sir Ro. Pye, Sir Gilbert
Gerard, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Holland, and Sir H. Vane jun.
do consider of some Order for the Providing for the
King's Children, and the King's Houshold, out of the
King's Revenue; and that they have Power to send for
Sir J. Pennington, &c.
Ordered, That Sir John Pennington and Captain
Wake shall be examined before Tuesday next, or else
discharged, the House being first acquainted therewith.
Ordered, That Captain Martin being entertained into
the Service of the Commonwealth, for this Summer's
Fleet, shall have Power to receive from Mr. Cordwell so
much Gunpowder for his Money, as will be sufficient for
his Ship, at the Rates agreed upon by the Committee.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Irish
Affairs, to consider of the Providing a small Frigate, to
pass between the Islands and Coast of Ireland.
Ordered, That the Committee of this House for the
Contribution, shall have Power to consider of the Necessity of those distressed Persons that are come out of
Ireland; and make a Schedule of what Sums are fit to
be distributed; and to whom: That, the same having
received the Allowance of this House, the Lords be
moved to join with this House in the Disposal thereof
Ordered, That the High Constables and Collectors
for Southwark, do make Payment of the Six hundred
Pounds they have collected towards the Relief of the
distressed Protestants that are come out of Ireland, into
the Hands of those Persons that are appointed Treasurers by the Act of Contribution, to receive the same;
and that they receive an Acquittance of the said
Treasurers, as though the Money had been paid in by
the Sheriff, according to the Act.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Henry Vane brings Answer, That, to the first Part
of the Message, which concerns the Earl of Warwick's
present putting to Sea, they will send an Answer by
Messengers of their own; and to these, and concerning
the Ten thousand Pounds of the Adventurers, they
agree to it.
Perfons from Ireland.
That Mr. Glyn report the Order on Monday Morning,
concerning the preventing the poor Irish coming over