Die Jovis, 2 Junii, 1642.
Leave of Absence.
RESOLVED, That Mr. Scawen shall have Leave
to go into the Country.
An Ordinance of both Houses, concerning the additional Forces by Sea, this Day read; and committed unto
Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Selden, Mr. Holles, Sir
Sam. Rolle, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Cromwell, Mr. Lane:
And are to withdraw, and meet presently.
Corn for Ireland.
Ordered, That the Proposition of taking of Corn in the
several Counties, for the Use of Ireland, and repaying
them again out of the Monies that are to come in upon
the Payments that are payable out of those Counties; and
likewise the Proposition, for the City to send their Stock
of Corn into Ireland, and replenishing it out of the Counties adjacent; be referred to the Committee appointed
the Fourteenth of May, to receive Propositions of this
Nature; with the Addition of Sir Jo. Holland, Sir Edm.
Montfort, Mr. Wyngate, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Sir Wm.
Litton: And all that will come, to have Voices: And are
to meet this Afternoon, at Two post meridiem, in the Star
Names of Recusants.
Ordered, That the Knights and Burgesses do bring in
the Names of the several Recusants in their several Counties, by Thursday next, according to the former Order.
Recusants Estates, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Pulford, and Mr. Philip Darrell,
and Sir Edw. Wardour, do attend the Committee appointed to draw the Bill for charging Recusants with the
Books concerning the particular Estates and Persons of
King's Command for Members to attend him.
Mr. Solicitor acquaints the House, That, last Night,
late, he received his Majesty's Commands, That, all Delays and Excuses laid aside, he should attend his Majesty
at Yorke, to do him Service in Matters touching his Person and Honour; And did desire the House, That he
would dispense with his Service here, for a Time.
The Question being put, Whether Mr. Solicitor should
have Leave to go to attend his Majesty;
It passed with the Negative.
Member injoined to stay.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Solicitor shall
be injoined to stay, and attend the Service of the House.
Mr. Speaker accordingly did injoin him to stay.
Mr. Long is to move, That the Lords be moved that
the Committee for the Militia may meet this Afternoon.
Attendance of Members.
Resolved, upon the Question, Ordered, That the several
Members of this House do forthwith give their Attendance upon the publick Service of this Commonwealth,
with which they are intrusted by their Countries: And the
Sheriffs of the several Counties of this Kingdom, and
Dominion of Wales, are required to give Notice of this
Order, unto all such Members of the House of Commons
as are within their respective Counties; and speedily to
make Return of such their Doings, unto the Speaker of
that House. And all such as shall not make their personal
Appearance by the Sixteenth Day of this instant June,
in the House of Commons, shall each One forfeit One
hundred Pounds, to be disposed of to the Wars in Ireland; and undergo such farther Censure and Punishment
as the said House shall think fit, for so great Neglect of
their Duty, in a Time that so necessarily requires their
Assistance. Provided always, that all such as are especially employed by this House, are to remain in such
Employments, until they have particular Directions for
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Order be forthwith printed, and sent by the Knights and Burgesses to
the several Sheriffs.
Mr. Long brings Answer, That the Lords do agree,
that the Committee for the Militia should meet this Afternoon, at Three of Clock.
Mr. Reynolds reports the Bill for Inlargement of the
Time of Subscriptions, with some Amendments and Additions: The which were twice read; and the Bill, with
the Amendments and Additions, upon the Question, recommitted to the Committee for the Ordinance concerning the additional Forces by Sea; with the Addition of
Mr. Reynolds, and Serjeant Wilde, and Mr. Pury; who
are presently to withdraw upon both Businesses.
Treaty with Scotts.
The House again proceeded with the Articles of the
Resolved, upon the Question, That these Words, "upon
Account," shall be added in the Eighth Article, after the
That, instead of these Words, "as in their Judgment
they shall think expedient," these Words, "as shall be
most expedient," shall be inserted in the Tenth Article:
And that these Words, "nor any Condition made touching or concerning any of the Rebels Lands," shall be likewise inserted in this Article, after the Word "granted:"
And likewise that these Words, "for that Service in
those Parts where such Towns and Places are," shall be
added to * * * *.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Article shall be
added to the Articles of the Treaty; viz. "It is agreed,
That the Scotch Army shall receive their Discharge from
the King, and the Parliament of England, or from such
Persons as shall be appointed and authorized by both
Houses of Parliament for that Purpose."
Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Fienis, Mr.
Hampden, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Whittacre, Sir Tho.
Widdrington, and all the Lawyers of the House, are to
consider, whether, by the Scotts Treaty, the Scotts are
exempted from the Oath of Supremacy.
Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer,
Sir. Wm. Waller, Mr. Waller, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir
Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Strode, Mr. Fienis, Mr. Hampden,
Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Hill, Mr. Pierrepointe, Mr. Corbett,
Dr. Was, Sir Pet. Wentworth, are to peruse the Articles
of the Treaty, and to compare it with the particular Orders and Votes upon which the Result of this Treaty is
They are likewise to consider of the Issuing out of
Commissions, concerning the Conserving the Peace betwixt the Two Kingdoms; and the Matter of Commerce:
And are to meet this Afternoon, at Five of Clock, in the
Inner Court of Wards.
Newcastle upon Tyne Election.
The humble Petition of the Burgesses and Housholders
within the Town and County of Newcastle upon Tyne,
whose Names are thereunto subscribed, was this Day
read; and nothing done upon it, because it came in irregularly; the Committee having often met, and passed a
Vote against One of the Parties petitioned for.