Mercurii, 22 Junii, 1642.
Leave of Absence.
NR. Brett has Leave to go into the Country, and
to stay a Month.
Tonage and Poundage.
Mr. Solicitor reports, from the Grand Committee, the
Bill of Tonage, with some Alterations, Additions, and
Amendments: The which were all twice read:
Ordered, That this Business concerning the Bill of Tonnage and Poundage, be resumed so soon as the House
Passing a Bill.
The Gentleman Usher of the Lords House came and
acquainted the House, That the Lords desired this House
to come up, to be present at the passing of the Bill for
inlarging the Time of Subscriptions for the Adventure of
Ireland, by Commission.
Not to publish Books.
Ordered, That the High Constable of the Hundred of
Blackheath be injoined not to publish those Books, which
he is required by a Warrant from the Sheriff of the County
of Kent: And that the Under Sheriff be summoned to
give an Account to the House, by what Authority he
granted out any such Warrant to the High Constable.
Stay of Horses.
Ordered, That a Warrant shall issue for the Stay of
those Fourteen Horses the House is informed went
through Totnam-high-crosse last Night towards Yorke.
Tonnage and Poundage.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Time of the
Continuance of this Bill of Tonnage and Poundage shall
be from the First of July until the First of March next.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
Dr. Ay. . . . ;
The Lords desire a Conference, presently, in the
Painted Chamber, by Committees of both Houses, if it
may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning the Treaty with the Scotts Commissioners; and
concerning the Disposing of the Magazine that came
from Hull; likewise concerning some Letters they have
received from the Lord Lieutenant of Lincolneshire.
A Letter from the Committee of Lincolneshire, and
other Captains of the Train Bands of that County, of the
Eleventh of June, from Lincolne, directed to Mr. Speaker,
giving an Account of the Proceedings of the Militia in
that County, was this Day read.
Affairs at Hull.
A Letter from the Committee at Hull, of the Twentieth of June, relating some Practice in one Thornton,
Comptroller of the Customs there, and Collector of the
Impositions, against the Safety of that Town.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Mr. Glyn, Sir Ph. Stapleton, Mr. Pym, Sir Jo. Evelyn,
Mr. Holles, Mr. Hampden, are appointed Reporters of
Leave of Absence.
Sir Edw. Masters has Leave to go down into the
Captain Skinner has Leave to go into the Country for
Ordered, That no Committees shall sit this Afternoon.
Payment to Hotham.
Ordered, That the Treasurers for the Contribution and
Loan Money in London do forthwith issue and pay Two
thousand Pounds, out of the Monies that are come in
upon the Act of Contribution and Loan Money, unto
Mr. Durand Hotham, or such as he shall appoint, for the
Use of Sir Jo. Hotham: And
It is farther Ordered, That the said Two thousand
Pounds be repaid unto the said Treasurers out of the
Monies that shall come in upon the Bill of Four hundred
Tonage and Poundage.
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Bill of Tonage
and Poundage shall be forthwith ingrossed, with the
Additions and Amendments.
Person sent for.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Corney shall
be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at
Arms attending on this House.
Person to be brought in Custody.
Resolved, That Mr. Thornton, Comptroller of the
Customs in the Port of Hull, be summoned, and brought
up in safe Custody: And
It is farther Ordered, That an Order be sent to the
Committee at Hull, in case the said Mr. Thornton do come
thither, to enable them to send him up in safe Custody.
Printing Holles' Speech.
Ordered, That no Person do print the Speech of Mr.
Holles, ordered by the House to be printed, but such as
the said Mr. Holles shall appoint, until such Time as the
House shall take farther Order in it.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Hotham shall disburse so much
Monies as he shall think necessary, for repairing and
increasing the Fortifications about the Town of Hull, for
the better Defence of that Place, not exceeding the Sun
of Three hundred Pounds; and that it shall be allowed
him upon his Account.
Payment to ShipMasters.
Ordered, That Mr. Wheeler do forthwith pay unto the
Masters of the Ships that brought the Ammunition from
Hull, Two hundred Pounds out of any Monies remaining under his Charge, towards their Freight and
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Dutton has Leave to go into the Country for
Recovery of his Health.
Book of Rates.
Whereas Lawrence Blacklock, of London, Stationer, is
appointed to make two Impressions of the Book of Rates,
lately agreed upon by this House; It is this Day Ordered,
by the House of Commons assembled in Parliament, That
no Man whatsoever presume to reprint or to make any
farther or other Impression of the said Book of Rates,
without special Order and Licence of this House first
obtained: And that Mr. Green, and the rest * * * *.
Examining Lord Macquire, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Hill do attend the Judges that are
to examine the Lord Macquire, Mac Mahun, and
Colonel Read, to give what Information he knoweth
concerning them: And
It is further Ordered, That Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Constantine, and Mr. Pury, or any Two of them, do go with
the Judges to be present at their Examination.
Apprehending Lord Dillon, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do grant his Warrant for
the Apprehending of the Lord Viscount Dillon of Castillo, and Theobald Viscount Taaffe of Carren, who are
lately escaped out of the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms
attending on this House.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of this House do
move the Scotch Commissioners, to write to the Council
of Scotland to stop the Ports against them in Scotland.
Comptroller of Customs at Hull.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Treasury be
moved to take care that a careful and trusty Person be
placed, instead of Mr. Thorneton, Comptroller of the
Customs at Hull; who is lately put out of the Town there
for some Misdemeanors by him there committed; whereby
his Majesty may have no Wrong in his Customs: And
that Mr. Allured, who is a Collector of the Customs there,
being recommended to this House from Hull, be referred
to their Consideration for that Service, till further Course
be taken: And that the like Order be made to acquaint
the Farmers of the Custom House herewith.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth Assent to these
Instructions for the Committee appointed to go into the
County of Warwicke.
Grayes Inn Petition.
Ordered, That this House doth give Power to the
Committee for Grayes Inn Petition, to proceed upon the
Copy thereof now presented; it being agreed unto, by
both Sides, that it is a true Copy of the original Petition,
as if it were the original Petition: And that Mr. Gurdon,
Mr. Bond, Mr. Earle, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Constantine, Mr. King, Sir Tho. Bowyer, Mr. Corbett, and Sir
Tho. Barrington, be added to that Committee.