Die Merourii, 16 Junii, 1641.
Fining the Convocation.
THAT the Committee for Fining the Convocation
do meet To-morrow Morning at Seven of Clock.
Contempt of Parliament.
The humble Petition of sundry the Inhabitants of
Newington, in the County of Surrey, was read.
Ordered, That Mr. Blany, the Lecturer of Newington,
be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant
at Arms attending in this House, for his Contempt expressed to the Honour and Jurisdiction of this House:
And that Mr. Richard Aden, alias Sampson, be summoned
to be here To-morrow Morning: And that he bring with
him the Protestation penned by Mr. Blany, and subscribed with his Hand.
Mr. Reignolds reports the Bill concerning Protections,
with the several Amendments and Additions: The which
several Amendments and Additions were all twice read;
and, upon Question, the Bill, with the Amendments, were
ordered to be recommitted to the same Committee: And
Mr. Solicitor is added to this Committee: And are to
meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Court of
Member to attend.
The Serjeant was appointed to acquaint Colonel
Goringe with the Pleasure of this House; that he presently attend the House, being a Member thereof.
Disbanding the Armies, &c.
Sir Thomas Widdrington reports the Conference had
Yesterday with the Lords, concerning the Disbanding of
Ordered, That the Sub-committee, appointed to make
an Estimate of what Monies will be requisite for the
total Disbanding of the Army; what Monies they have
ready towards the Disbanding; and what Monies will
be requisite for the Disbanding, if the Country will forbear the Billet, and the Officers forbear half their Pay;
to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Inner
Court of Wards.
Ordered, That the Earl of Warwicke shall have Liberty,
-out of the Hundred thousand Pounds allotted to be paid
unto him, to send down, presently, Twenty-five thousand
Pounds for Relief for the Northern Parts.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
King's Army, to consider of some fit manner of Discharge to be given to the Earl of Warwicke, for such
Monies as he hath already paid, or shall hereafter pay
by Order of this House.
Ordered, That the Lord General be moved, that when
the Five Regiments are disbanded, that he will be pleased
to dispose the other Regiments in such manner, as may
be least burdensome to the Country.
By Resolution, upon the Question, This House doth
approve of the Lord General's going down to the Disbanding of the Army.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
King's Army, to consider whether it will not be expedient for the Master of the Ordnance to go down to
the Disbanding of the Army.
It is likewise referred to the Committee, to consider
what is fit to be done with the surplus Money, that shall
be over and above That which will be necessary for Disbanding of the Five Regiments; if any such Surplus
Ordered, That the Fifty thousand Pounds, allotted
now to be sent down, shall be employed wholly for the
Disbanding of so many Regiments as it will serve for:
And that the Billet-money of the Country shall be taken
into Consideration hereafter: And that the Committee
consider of the Proportion of paying Half-pay only to
the Officers of the Army, from the Captain upwards.
That it be referred to the Committee of the King's
Army, to consider of the Lords Proportion to be made
to the Scotts Commissioners, to withdraw some of their
Regiments, and their Ammunition, from the Teise to the
This Committee is to meet this Afternoon at Two of
Clock, in the Exchequer-chamber.
Proceedings concerning the Plot.
Colonel Goringe made a Declaration of all he knew in
the Business concerning the Uniting the Forces of the
Army, and Putting it into a Posture; and some other
Circumstances, and Consequences, depending upon that
That the further Examination of Colonel Goringe be
referred to the Committee of Seven.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill of Subsidies
do meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock.
That the Committee for Two Parts of Recusants
Lands do meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the
Court of Wards.