Die Sabbati, 12 Junii, 1641.
Leave of Absence.
SIR Roger North has Leave to go into the Country
for Recovery of his Health.
Mr. Taylor, upon his Petition, and his Acknowledgment in his Petition expressed, was, according to an
Order Yesterday made, called in: And there Mr. Speaker
acquainted him with the Pleasure of the House; that,
upon his humble Petition, they thought fit, and did so
order, that he should be forthwith discharged from any
Ordered, That the Committee for the Bill of Coventgarden do meet on Monday Morning next at Six of Clock.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Certainty of the
Meres, Metes, Bounds, of the Forest.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Declaring unlawful and void the late Proceedings touching Ship-money;
and for the Vacating of all Records and Process concerning the same.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Prevention of vexatious Proceedings, touching the Order of Knighthood.
Sir W. Savile committed to the Tower.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Sir Wm. Savile,
for his Offence to this House, shall be forthwith sent a
Prisoner to the Tower; there to remain during the Pleasure of the House.
Widdrington's, &c. Petition.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Sir Wm. Widdrington Knight, and Herbert Price Esquire, shall be read
on Monday Morning next at Nine of Clock.
Disbanding the Armies.
Sir John Hotham reports from the Committee for
disbanding the Armies.
Moved, That Twenty-five Thousand Pounds, of the
Money ordered to be paid into the Earl of Warwick's
Hands, may, by Order of this House, be by him delivered to the Scotts.
Ordered, That the Forty thousand Pounds, allotted to
be paid to Sir Wm. Uvedale by the former Farmers of the
Customs; and the Ten thousand Pounds allotted to be
paid unto him by the present Farmers; shall be forthwith
paid unto him, that it may, with all Speed, be sent down
to the King's Army.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for disbanding the Armies, to consider of some /?/ venient Way
for mustering the Army.
Resolved, upon the Question, That what Money shall
be due to the Soldiers, for their Pay, over and besides
the Billet, shall be paid to the chief Officer of every Regiment; who shall instantly, upon the Receipt thereof,
take care, that the Arms of his Regiment be delivered up
by the Soldiers, and sent to some Place of Safety, viz.
either to Yorke or Hull, as shall be most convenient: That
the said Officer, upon the Receipt of the said Money,
pay his Soldiers; and cause them to march to their several Counties, under the Command of the Officers of
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Regiment at
Hull, under the Command of Sir Thomas Glemham, be first
disbanded; and that, upon new Orders, the Regiment
in Harthill, next to Hull, shall march into that Town,
in place of other.
Resolved, &c. That the Company of the Earl of Niddsdale be presently disbanded, their Billet paid, their Arms,
as with the rest, put in Safety; and that Company, being paid, sent away, with their Officers: And that the
Arms shall be afterwards delivered to the respective
Resolved, &c. That the Money now sent down, it shall
be considered, how many Regiments it will disband; and
that it be employed to the Disbanding of those Regiments only: And all Monies, that shall be sent down,
shall be employed to disband Regiment after Regiment.
Resolved, &c. That there shall not march above Three
hundred in a Company.
Resolved, &c. That the Regiment most southward shall
march first, except in case of other Directions by the
House of Commons.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Trained Bands
of Yorkeshire shall, if Direction be given them, march
accordingly, so far as they are bound by Law.
Resolved, &c. That the Lord General be moved to
treat with the chief Officers, to forbear their Pay for some
Resolved, &c. That every Soldier be allowed after the
Rate of Eight-pence for every Fifteen Miles he hath to
Resolved, &c. That Ten thousand Pounds from the
new Farmers, and Forty thousand Pounds from the old
Farmers, be presently sent down.
Resolved, &c. That the Regiments be forthwith mustered; and, upon the new Muster, now to be made, the
Army shall be paid, from the Twenty-fifth of March,
according to the Foot of that Muster.
Resolved, &c. That the Regiment of Colonel Feilding,
quartered about Pocklington, in the East Riding in the
County of Yorke; Colonel Wm. Vavasor's Regiment,
quartered about Crake Castle; the Lord Marquis Hamilton's about Wetherbie; and Colonel Wentworth's Regimedt, quartered about Rippon; shall be disbanded in
the first place.
Ordered, That the House, on Tuesday Morning next
at Nine of Clock, do take into Consideration the Report
made by Mr. Fines, from the Committee of Seven: And
that, at the same time, the Committee do report to this
House such other Matters as have come to their further
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Committee,
to proceed with the Bill concerning the Episcopacy.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Hide called to the Chair,
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Proceedings concerning the Plot.
Mr. Hollis acquainted the House, that, according to
the Commands of this House, he, and Mr. Hampden, had
waited upon the Earl of Northumberland, and acquainted
him with the Pleasure of this House, to be informed, if
he had received any Letter, or Relation, from his Brother:
That they found him a little troubled, as conceiving they
were Doubtsand Jealousies raised: That he had received
no such Letter, or Relation: But said, it is very true, he
hath received a Letter from Mr. Peircie, of his own
Hand-writing; in which there is some Relation concerning this Discovery: but withal, he writes of private Business, between him and his Brother; which is the chief
Cause of keeping the Letter itself: But if this House
please, he is willing to Cause a Copy of so much as concerns this Business to be written, out of the Letter itself;
and any Members of this House may, if they please, be
present, to examine it: And, for the present, he saith,
his Brother acknowledgeth,
I. The Taking of the Oath of Secrecy, with others.
II. That in That Relation, he doth speak of some
other Consultation of other Designs by other Persons,
which he was not called unto.
III. That the Company of that Band, who had tied
themselves by that Oath, were resolved to assist the King,
in some Particulars, if it should be denied by Parliament; viz. 1. To maintain Bishops, in their Votes and
Functions. 2. The Irish Army not to be disbanded till
the Scotts Army. 3. To keep up the King's Revenue.
Mr. Hollis and Mr. Hampden are appointed to go to
the Earl of Northumberland, to desire him from this House,
to acquaint them with so much of this Letter, sent from
his Brother, as concerns the Business lately discovered;
and to inform them of any other Particular, that concerns
that Business, if he know any.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Hide called to the Chair.
The House, being resolved into a Committee, did proceed in the Bill concerning Episcopacy.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Upon Mr. Hide's Report from the Grand Committee,
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Taking away
the several Offices of Archbishops, Bishops, Chancellors,
and Commissaries, out of this Church and Kingdom, shall
be One Clause in this Bill.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Lloyd has Leave to go into the Country.
Mr. Strangewayes has Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That the House shall be resolved into a Committee, to proceed with the Bill concerning Episcopacy,
on Tuesday Morning next at Nine of Clock.
Ordered, That the House shall consider of the Bill of
Subsidies on Monday Morning at Nine of Clock.