Die Martis, 23 Nov. 1641.
Complaint against Hughes.
HENRY Hughes complained of, for making a
Market of such Priests as he had Authority to take:
And the Examination of this Business, and of all other
Businesses of like Nature, is referred to the Committee
appointed for this Business.
Priests and Jesuits.
Ordered, That a Warrant be granted to Robert de
Luke, for the Searching, Apprehending, and Seizing of
Priests, and Jesuits, &c. in the like manner, as Warrants
are granted to others.
Under Sheriff of Southampton.
Ordered, That a Warrant shall issue for the Summoning of the Under Sheriff of Southampton, to answer such
Things as shall be objected against him.
Privileges of Parliament.
vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the Laying down of
the Privileges of Parliament, &c.
Resolved, upon the Question, That these Words shall
be added to this Bill, viz. "for and in respect of the
Bills sent to Lords.
This Bill was put to the Question; and, upon the
Question, passed; and sent up to the Lords; together
with these Bills following, viz.
1. The Bill of the Copyhold Estates of Colne and
2. The Bill for the Settling of the Remainder of
Fourscore Years upon Sir Francis Popham, &c.
3. An Act for the Forfeiture of the Estates . . John
Payment to Merchants.
Ordered, That the Chamberlain of London shall pay
unto the Merchants, that undertook to transport Twenty
thousand Pounds into Ireland, for the Occasions of
Ireland, Five thousand Pounds, to make up Fifteen
thousand Pounds, in Part of Payment of the said
Twenty thousand Pounds, according to the Conditions
of their Propositions.
Ordered, That Mr. Henley, and his Brother, Master
of the King's Bench, shall enter into good Bonds, to
Mr. Speaker, to perform the Contracts made by them
with the State, for the Performance of the Payment of
Twenty thousand Pounds, according to the Conditions
contained in their Propositions.
Reasons for a Colonel and a Serjeant Major of Horse;
and not to leave the Cavalry in several Troops, without
forming Regiments of them; were this Day presented
to the House; and ordered to be read again, and taken
into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
A Paper, concerning the Provision of Victuals, was
this Day read; and referred to the Committee for Irish
It is likewise referred to the same Committee, to
consider of the Book of Ammunition: And they are
first to meet by themselves To-morrow Morning, and
consider of it.
Ordered, That the Chamberlain of London shall imprest unto the Master of the Ordnance, to be employed
towards the Transporting of Ammunition to the Magazine at Carllell, for the Occasions of Ireland, Four
hundred Pounds out of the Monies lent by the City.
State of Money.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider
of the State of the Monies do meet To-morrow, in the
Ordered, That the Justices of Peace of all the Counties, those especially bordering upon the Sea Coasts, and
the Officers of the Port Towns, shall be required, from
this House, to make strict Inquiry after all suspected
Persons, especially Irish; and take Course for the
Restraining all such from going out of this Kingdom
Horses for Ireland.
Ordered, That the Lords be moved, that an Order
may pass from both Houses, to give Licence to the
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, for the Transporting of Six
hundred Horse into Ireland, notwithstanding any Restraint of transporting Horses beyond the Seas.
Tonage and Poundage, &c.
Ordered, That the Bill of Tonage and Poundage, and
the Book of Rates, shall be brought into the House, and
read on Thursday: And that the Committee shall consider of the Proposition made, touching a Liberty
anciently granted to the Merchants for the Return of
It was likewise moved, that a Bill might be brought
in, for a temporary Bill to be made use of as Occasion
should serve; but nothing was resolved of this.
Leave to go to Ireland.
The Lord Dungaroon has Licence to go into Ireland.
Loan from the City.
The Lords and Commons, in this present Parliament
assembled, having a due Regard to the good Affections
of the City of London, expressed upon sundry Occasions,
by the Advancing and Lending of great Sums of Money
for the Service of this Commonwealth; and particularly
the Sum of Fifty thousand Pounds, for Supply of the
present Affairs in Ireland; all which the said Lords and
Commons do take in very good Part; and being resolved to make a full and just Satisfaction for the same;
do hereby Declare and Ordain, That the said Sum of
Fifty thousand Pounds, lent for the Irish Affairs, and the
Sum of Fifty thousand Pounds more, lent by the said
City unto the Peers attending his Majesty in the
Northern Parts before the Beginning of this present
Parliament, and such other Sums of Money, lent by the
said City unto the Parliament, which are not yet paid,
or otherwise secured, shall be fully satisfied and repaid
unto the said City of London, with Interest of Eight
Pounds per Cent. for a Year, out of such Monies as are
or shall be raised by Authority of Parliament: And, for
that Purpose, an Act of Parliament to be passed with
all Expedition. Provided always, that this present
Ordinance shall not be in any wise prejudicial to any
Members of the said House of Commons, who have
formerly lent any Sums of Money to this Parliament;
nor to the Northern Counties; nor to any Persons whatsoever, to whom both Houses of Parliament, or the said
House of Commons, have formerly ordered the Payment
of any Sums of Money; nor to any Security given to
them before the making of this Ordinance.
Proceedings concerning Phillips.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Finch and
The Lords have received a Message from the Queen,
desiring the Enlargement of Robert Phillips, in regard
he is her Confessor, their Lordships having no Cause
depending before them against him, but his Offence to
this House, they think it fit to dismiss him of his present
Imprisonment; having made his humble Submission to
that House: But their Lordships having promised the
House of Commons not to do it without acquainting
them therewith, their Lordships desire to know what
farther Cause they have for his Restraint.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; that this
House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will give Answer by Messengers of their
own, in convenient time.
-To desire the Lords, that Robert Phillips may
still continue under Restraint; in regard that he is a
Priest, and complained of for seducing his Majesty's
Ordered, That Mr. Shugborough bring in the Letterand Queries To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That a Warrant shall issue to the Serjeant
at Arms, and his Deputy, for the Seizing, Apprehending,
and Committing to safe Custody, such suspected Irish
Persons, as the House has been informed of are lately
come to Town; and for the Entering into such Houses
where he shall be informed they lodge.