Lunæ, 4 Aprilis, 1642.
THE humble Petition of Sidrach Pope, Mariner, was
this Day read: And,
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Consideration
of the Lord Admiral, to do therein as to his Lordship
shall seem fit.
Leave of Absence.
Sir Tho. Payton has Leave to go into the Country.
The humble Petition of the Merchant Strangers of
the Intercourse was this Day read.
And the Question was propounded, whether this
House should order, that the Collectors for the Subsidies should forbear to press the Merchants of the Intercourse to pay the said Subsidies, until a Report be made
from the Committee of both Houses, unto which the
said Business is referred.
|The House was divided.
||Tellers for the Yea, 34.
|Sir Arth. Haselrig
||Tellers for the Noe, 45.
|Sir Hugh Cholmeley
|The Question was resolved negatively.
Ordered, That the Committee for his Majesty's Declaration may sit notwithstanding that the House sits.
Ordered, That Eight Pinnaces shall be employed,
and set forth, for the Service of Ireland.
Ordered, That the Two Frigates shall be bought for
the Service of the Kingdom.
Customs on Tobaccoes.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Regulating the
excessive Rates, under the Name of Customs, demanded
for Tobaccoes of the English Plantations of the Summer
Islands, or other Parts of the West Indies, brought into
this Kingdom before the Twenty-fifth of May 1641.
2da vice lecta est Billa prædicta; and upon Question,
committed unto the Committee for the Customers: And
are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the
Ordered, That the Committee for Mr. Chambers' Petition, unto which the Complaints against the Customers
are referred, where Mr. Whitlock has the Chair, be revived; so sit at such convenient Times as they shall
think fit, when the House does not sit: And Mr. Peard
is added to this Committee: And they are to consider who has made private Compositions with the Customers, and upon what Grounds: And the Committee is to
have a Copy of the Order of this House, formerly made,
concerning this Business.
Ordered, That Sir H. Vane do make Report of Business concerning the One per Cent. and the Turkey Company, To-morrow, at Nine of Clock.
Mr. Whittacre * * * *
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Ship Unity,
Goods, Master, and Seamen, Merchants and Passengers,
stayed at Saltcombe in Devonshire, be referred to the
Lord Admiral, to do therein as he shall think fit.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider
of the Petition framed at Maidston, do meet this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, and expedite that Business
with what Speed they may: And that the * * * *
Sir Edward Dering this Day appeared, being sent for
as a Delinquent, by a former Order of this House, concerning a Petition framed at Maidstone.
Sir Peter Wentworth is appointed to go to the Lords
to desire that the Committees concerning the Kentish
Petition may meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock;
and that the whole Afternoon may be spent in these
Examinations, in regard the Business is long, and
Ordered, That Mr. Bellassis and Mr. Hotham do
repair to the Lord Admiral; and inform him, that this
House has been informed of Two Duynkirke Ships that
ride about Scarborough.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Holland do go to the Lords, to
desire their Lordships forthwith to send down to this
House the Form of such Commissions as shall be directed to the Colonels and Captains; to the end that they
may likewise be agreed on by both Houses.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Robert Harrold,
Merchant, who has a Ship and Goods stayed at Milfordhaven, be referred to the Lord Admiral.
St. Matthew, Friday-street, Minister.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of the Parishioners
of St. Matthew, Friday-street, concerning Mr. Cheslyn
their Minister, be referred to the Committee for scandalous Ministers.
Arms at Hull.
Ordered, That a Message shall be sent to the Lords,
to desire a free Conference, concerning the Conference
had on Saturday last, touching the Removing the Arms
Lord Ruthen is to desire a Conference.
Mr. Hollis, Mr. Strode, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr.
Martin, Mr. Hotham, Sir Ph. Stapilton, are appointed
Managers of this Conference.
Dr. Shelden was called in, concerning the Petition
framed at Maidston.
Mr. Cropley was likewise called in, upon the same
Petition; and said, That he was at Maidston, upon some
private Business of his own; That he stayed not there
above Four Hours; That he saw not the Petition, nor
heard any Word of it: But on Sunday was Sevennight,
Sir Edw. Dering, after Evening Prayer, acquainted him,
and his Parishioners, in the Body of the Church, therewith: And he himself* * * *
Mr. Higgins was likewise called in * * * *
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leeche and
The Lords desire a Conference, by a Committee
of both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chambers, if it
may stand with the Conveniency of this House, touching
the Notes that were sent up from this House, concerning
the Summer's Fleet that is presently to go to Sea.
Answer returned by the same Messengers.
This House has considered their Lordships Message;
and will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
*Hollis, *Fienis, *Coke, *Evelyn, Mr. Martin,
are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Ships at Scarborough.
Mr. Bellassis acquaints the House, that he and Mr.
Hotham had acquainted the Lord Admiral, concerning
the Ships at Scarborough.
Sir Peter Wentworth brings Answer from the Lords,
That the Committee for examining the Business concerning the Petition framed at Maidston, shall meet
this Afternoon at Three, as is desired.
Command of the Fleet.
Mr. Hollis reports, That the Lord Roberts told them,
the Lords had received a Vote of this House, on
Saturday last, concerning the Earl of Warwicke his
commanding in Chief, under the Earl of Northumberland, of this Summer's Fleet: That they did concur
with this House in that Vote; and had laid a Command
on these Two Lords, to yield Obedience thereunto:
To which they had submitted: And that the Lords
have passed a Declaration concerning these Two Lords,
of the acceptable Service to the Commonwealth, in this
their Acceptance; and do desire a Concurrence of this
The which was read; and, by Order upon Question,
That the Lord Admiral, in deputing the Earl of
Warwicke to command the Fleet for the Defence of the
Kingdom; and the Earl of Warwicke, in undertaking
that Charge; have done nothing therein, but according
to the Law of the Land; unto which they were commanded by both Houses of Parliament; Who, knowing
it to be a necessary Service, at this present, for the
Safety of the Kingdom, do declare, that the said Lords
shall have the Assistance of both Houses of Parliament,
against any Inconveniences that may incur by yielding
their Obedience unto the said Commands, in this necessary and important Service.
Ordered, That a Message may be sent to the Lords, to
desire their Lordships to appoint a Committee to join with
a Committee of this House, to take the Examinations of
any thing that shall be presented unto them, by his Majesty's learned Counsel, concerning Tumults, seditious
Pamphlets, or Sermons; and that the King's Counsel be
required to take Notice of this Order: And Sir Jo.
Evelyn is appointed to go with this Message.
Mr. Selden, Mr. Nath. Fienis, Sir Hugh Cholmeley, Mr.
Hampden, Mr. Rowse, Sir John Potts, Mr. Waller, Sir
Edw. Partheriche, Mr. Whitlock, Mr. Pym, Sir Walth.
Erle, Sir Simonds D'Ewes, Sir Wm. Lewis, Mr. Crew,
Sir Ph. Stapilton, Sir Ro. Coke, Mr. Pierepoint, Mr.
Ro. Goodwyn, Sir Arth. Haselrig, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Sir
This Committee is to prepare and to present to the
House, a Form of a Declaration, which may express the
Intentions of the House, for the vindicating the Doctrine
of the Church from the Aspersions laid upon it; and concerning Government, discipline, and publick Liturgy in
the Church; and concerning Consultation to be had with
Divines hereupon: They are likewise to consider of the
Establishing and Maintaining of a Preaching Ministry
through the Kingdom; and the Ways and Means how to
do it. This latter is to be considered of, after the Declaration is expedited, and presented to the House: But this
Committee is to express, in this Declaration, the Intentions of the House, for providing and maintaining a
Preaching Ministry: And are to meet To-morrow, at
Two post meridiem, in the Star-chamber.
The humble Petition of Wm. Lenthall Esquire,
Speaker, concerning the great Decay in his Body and
Estate, occasioned by his daily and continual Employment here, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That it be referred unto Sir H. Vane,
Mr. Pym, Mr. Waller, Mr. Hampden, Sir Philip Stapilton, Mr. Holles, Sir Hugh Cholmeley, Sir Ben. Rudyard,
Sir H. Vane, jun. Sir Ro. Coke, Sir Ro. Pye, Mr. Green,
Mr. Hunt, to take into present Consideration: And all
that will come are to have Voices: And are to meet on
Wednesday Morning, at Seven of Clock, in the Court of
Mr. Wheeler delivered his Papers of Examinations
taken in the Business concerning the Petition framed at
Maidston, to Mr. Reynolds.
Five several Letters out of Ireland, concerning the State
of Munster; and concerning the Ground, pretended by
the Rebels, for their going into Rebellion, set forth in
Two Letters to the Lord Baramore; the One from the
Lord Muskerry; the other from Gerard Barry; were
this Day delivered in by the Lord Dungarvon; read;
and delivered to the said Lord back again. There was
likewise One read from Mr. Jepson, concerning the
State of Munster.
Ordered, That the Lord Dungarvon do move the Lord
Lieutenant of Ireland, from this House, That the Officers
of the Two thousand Men, designed for Munster, may
be immediately sent away, for the raising of those Men.
Ordered, That the Lords be moved To-morrow, so
soon as they are set, that the Commissioners that are appointed by his Majesty's Commission for the Affairs of
Ireland, may meet every Day, at such Times as the
Occasions of the House will best give Leave, to put the
Commission into Execution.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for
the Affairs of Ireland, to take some Consideration of preferring to Places of Command such Gentlemen Protestants
as have, since the Rebellion, done good Service in Ireland,
and are stripped of their Estates by the Rebels.
Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind of a Passage,
in One of the Letters, directed from the Lord President
of Munster, to the Lord Dungarvon, concerning the
Earl of Bathe's licensing some Irish to pass into Ireland: And the Order of both Houses concerning the
Restraining of Irish to pass into Ireland, is to be found
out against To-morrow.
That the Adventurers in London may make a Committee to attend daily the Committee of Adventurers of
Money due to Northern Counties.
It is this Day Ordered, by the House of Commons,
That the Lord Mayor of the City of Yorke for the Time
being, Thomas Hodshon, Henry Tompson, and William
Scott, Aldermen of the said City, shall pay unto the
several Persons hereunder expressed, all such Monies as
are or shall, from time to time, by them be received into
the Chamber of York, upon the Review of the Poll Bill;
as also by virtue of a Proviso in the Act of Parliament,
intituled, An Act for the Raising and Levying of Money
for the necessary Defence, and great Affairs of the
Kingdoms of England and Ireland, and for Payment of
Debts undertaken by the Parliament, according to these
Proportions; viz. For every Thousand Pounds, which
shall be received as aforesaid, there shall be paid unto
such Person or Persons as shall be agreed upon, and appointed, by the Sheriff and Justices of Peace for the
County of York, and the County of the City of York,
the Sum of Six hundred Pounds Fourteen Shillings and
Five pence, to be distributed to the several Inhabitants
of the County of York, and the County of the City of
York; Unto Sir Henry Anderson, Knight, and to the
Mayor of Stockton for the Time being, the Sum of Seven
Pounds Two Shillings and Eight-pence, to be distributed
to the several Inhabitants of Stockton; Unto Anthony
Aire Esquire, and Mr. Saunderson, of Blyth, the Sum
of Nine Pounds Seventeen Shillings and Two-pence, to
be distributed to the several Inhabitants of the County
of Nottingham; and unto Willoughby Hickman Esquire,
the Sum of Thirteen Pounds Twelve Shillings and
Three-pence, to be distributed to the several Inhabitants
of the County of Lincoln: All which said Sums are to
be paid as aforesaid, in Discharge of Part of the Billetmoney due unto the several Inhabitants in the several
Counties and Towns aforesaid, for the Billeting his
Majesty's Army. And further, according to the Proportions aforesaid, there shall be paid unto Sir Wm. Lambton,
Sir Thomas Riddall jun. Sir George Vane, Knights, and
Thomas Davison Esquire, the Sum of Two hundred and
Fifty Pounds Five Shillings and Four-pence, to be distributed to the several Inhabitants of the County Palatine
of Duresme; Unto Sir John Clavering, Sir John Dalavall, Knights, and Cuthbert Heron Esquire, the Sum of
Ninety-nine Pounds Twelve Shillings and Eight-pence,
to be distributed to the several Inhabitants of the County
of Northumberland; And unto Sir Lionel Maddison
Knight, and Mr. Leonard Carre, the Sum of Eighteen
Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Five-pence, to be distributed to the several Inhabitants of the Town of Newcastle
upon Tyne, in Discharge of Part of such Monies as are
due and owing by this House, to the several Inhabitants
in the several Counties, and Town last mentioned, for the
Debts owing them by the Scotch Army: For all which
this shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Lord-mayor,
Thomas Hodshon, Henry Tompson, and Mr. Scott.