Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 2, 1640-1643. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Martis, 8 Novembris, 1642.
Knavesborough Returns amended.
A WARRANT from the Sheriff of the County of Yorke to Mr. Rushworth, to amend the Indenture of Return for Knavesborough in the County of Yorke, according to an Order of the Seventeenth of August, was this Day read; and allowed of: And the Clerk of the Crown called to the Bar with the Indenture; And Mr. Rushworth went down to the Bar; and according to his Deputation from the Sheriff, he there amended the Indenture of Return.
Upon the humble Petition of Matthew Jenkinson of London, Merchant, secured in Crosby House;
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That the said Matthew Jenkinson be forthwith discharged and released.
Mr. Ashherst, Mr. Holland, are appointed to go to Lambeth House; and to take some of the Trained Bands with them; and to seize the Rents that are now paying in to his Receiver, and other Officers; and to search the House for Arms; and to search the Steward's and Receiver's Books, to see what Monies have been received of the Michaelmas Rents.
Ld. Capell's Sequestration.
Ordered, That the Committee for Sequestering the Lord Capell's Estate, do meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Court of Wards: And that Mr. Prideaux, be added to this Committee; and that they bring in a Report.
Prisoners in Crosby House, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs of London, to consider of such Citizens as are restrained and secured in Crosby House and Gresham College; and to release such as they shall be well satisfied of their good Affections to the Commonwealth: And
It is farther Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom do not discharge or release any, till the House be first acquainted.
Sir Peter Wentworth is appointed to acquaint the Committee of the Safety of the Kingdom with this Order.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom be desired to issue their Warrant to Sir Gilbert Gerard, Treasurer at Wars, to issue out, and to deliver into the Hands of Mr. Holland and Mr. Jennour Two hundred Pounds; to be by them disposed of to poor maimed Soldiers of the Army, raised by the Parliament, upon such Directions as they shall receive to those Purposes from the Committee for maimed Soldiers.
Ordered, That the Mayor of Worcester shall be satisfied such Monies as shall appear, upon his Account, to be laid out by the said Mayor for the Relief of the poor and maimed Soldiers there, out of the Monies as shall arise upon the Plate that shall be sent up, upon the Propositions, or out of the Proposition Monies of that County; and shall certify the Names of such as have subscribed, and do not pay in their Monies accordingly, that farther Order may be taken with them.
Ordered, That the Receivers of the Proposition Monies in the Town of Malden shall detain in their Hands One hundred Pounds of the said Monies, to be employed for Fortifying of the said Town: And that Sir Tho. Barrington, out of the Monies that he has in his hands, shall pay into the Hands of the said Receiver One hundred Pounds more, to be likewise employed for Fortifying of that Town, and furnishing it with Ammunition.
Popler, &c. Volunteers.
Upon the humble Petition of the Marine Hamlets of Popler and Blackwall, desiring that they may have Mr. Henry Hall of Popler to be Captain of such Volunteers as shall be raised in those Parts;
It is Ordered, That the said Mr. Henry Hall be recommended to the Earl of Holland to be Captain of those Volunteers, according to the Desires of the Inhabitants.
Ordered, That the Names of the Delinquents returned from the Committee for Subscriptions, be sent to the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs of the City of London; requiring them to disarm and secure the Persons of those named in these Lists; and to seize their Horses, Arms, and Ammunition, to be employed for the Service of the Commonwealth, notwithstanding that they live out of the Jurisdiction of the City, according to the former Orders issued unto them in Cases of this Nature: And that all others required by the former Orders to be assistant to the Execution of Businesses of this Nature, be likewise required to give their Assistance to the Execution of this Order.
Mr. Tren .... * * * *.
Person sent for.
Resolved, upon the Question; That Sir Rich. Manley be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent.
Mr. Constable, Lieutenant of the Foot Company under the Command of Captain Cecil, being called in, and demanded whether his Soldiers that were now upon Duty, had Powder and Bullet; said, they had every one of them Powder, Match, and Bullet, delivered unto them Yesterday at Two of Clock; and this Morning again at Six of Clock: And that his Serjeants could witness it.
Mr. Ellis and Sir Jo. Hippisley-
Member accedes to Convenant, &c.
Sir Jo. Coke declared himself in the Affirmative to the Vote concerning the Assisting of the Earl of Essex; and acquainted the House, That he had sent for Two Horses, to be listed for the Service of the King and Parliament.
House to sit.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir R. * * * *.
The Lords intend to sit this Afternoon at Three of Clock; and desire this House would do the like, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House.
Ordered, That the House do meet this Afternoon at Three of Clock.-
Thanks to E. of Bedford.
Ordered, That Sir Peter Wenttworth, Sir Edw. Aiscough, Sir Jo. Bamfield, and Mr. Strode, do, from the House, return Thanks to the Earl of Bedford, for the good Service he did in the late Battle.-
House to sit.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; This House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will sit this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, as is desired.
Committee to Common Hall.
Sir Jo. Evelyn, Mr. Marten, Sir H. Vane, Lord Gray, Sir Peter Wenttworth, Mr. Jo. Goodwyn, are appointed to go to the Common Hall, with a proportionable Number of the Lords; to make known unto them what Means the Parliament has used for obtaining a Peace; and to make known unto them the Votes of both Houses, upon the King's last Message.
Disposing of Prisoners.
Ordered, That the several Prisoners sent up from the Committee at Northampton, and brought this Day to the House by Captain Manwaring and the Under Sheriff of Middlesex, be sent, some of them to the Fleete, and some of them to the King's Bench, according to the Appointment and Directions of Mr. Speaker.
Security of Chatham, &c.
The Lords and Commons, in Parliament now assembled, taking into Consideration how necessary it will be to provide for the Security of the Navy and Stores at Chattham, in these Times of Danger and Distraction; do Ordain, That the Commissioners of Lords and Commons, appointed for the Admiralty, shall forthwith give Order for the Removal of the Ships hereunder named * * *.
Letter to the King.
That a Letter shall be sent, to signify unto his Majesty, from both Houses, to shew the Reasons why the Houses cannot admit of the Safe Conduct sent by his Majesty.
Mr. Glyn, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Mr. Pierrepointe, Mr. Pym, are appointed to prepare This.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Green carried up to the Lords the Order for Fortifying of Chichester: The Order for transferring and paying over One thousand Pounds of the Monies formerly assigned to Colonel Goring, to Sir Wm. Lewes: The Order for providing for the Security of the Ships and Stores of Ammunition at Chatham: And the Order for saving harmless the Sheriffs, for not publishing Proclamations, the which they were forbidden to publish by Order of both Houses.
Ordered, That the whole Matter concerning the City of Exon, contained in the Petition, and the Articles annexed to the said Petition, be referred to the Committee for Dispatches: And Mr. Strode is appointed to desire the Lord General to consider of some eminent Commander, to be sent down to command the Castle and Garison of the said City.
Sufferer by Plunder.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Charles Bentley, who gave Entertainment to the Lord General, and other the great Commanders of the Army raised by the Parliament, and was therefore plundered by the King's Forces, ought to have Reparations: And that it be referred to the Committee for Dispatches to consider how, and in what, Reparation shall be made unto him.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Green brings Answer, that he hath delivered all the Orders: And that the Lords agree in all.