Lunæ, 14 Martii, 1641.
MR. Goodwyn, reports, that he and Doctor Winston
went, on Saturday night last, to the Lord Mayor;
and found him very sick; and acquainted his Lordship
with the Order; and left it with him: And Yesterday
they came to him again; and understood from him, that
he had appointed Sir Geo. Whittamore to be his Deputy;
and had given Order to call a Common Council.
Leave to go to Ireland.
Resolved, That Mr. Rich. Herbert, eldest Son of the
Lord Herbert of Cherbery, shall have Leave to go into
Ireland, and, notwithstanding, still continue a Member of
The humble Petition of all the Barristers and Students
of the Society of Lincolne's Inn, now resident, was this Day
read, concerning Mr. Newton's Buildings in Lincolne'sinn-fields.
And the Question being put, whether a further Day
should be given, till Easter-Term, for the Business between
the Students of Lincolne's-inn, and Mr. Newton, concerning the Buildings in Lincolne's-inn;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yea, 90
|Sir Jo. Northcott,
||Tellers for the Noe, 71.
Resolved, That farther Day shall be given, till the Second Day of Easter Term next, for hearing the Cause
between Lincolne's-inn and Mr. Newton, concerning the
Buildings in Lincolne's-inn-fields, before the same Committee formerly appointed in the Star-chamber.
Divers Letters from the Justices, and from divers ....
Ireland, all of March, and all importing good News,
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Tho. Widdrington,
Mr. Ellis, Mr. Whistler, to prepare an Extract out of the
divers Letters that are lately come from Ireland; such a
one as may contain a Series of the most material Matters
fit to be printed; and that they bring it in To-morrow,
Ordered, That the Lord Admiral be desired from this
House, to give Order to discharge the Ship called The
Fortune Gallway, with the Thirty Arms that are going to
the Earl of Clinricard, together with the Men and Goods
therein, which now remain at Plymouth, and stayed there
under Arrest, by Warrant of the said Admiral: And Mr.
Waddon is required to acquaint the Lord Admiral with
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Committee
for Irish Affairs, to take into Consideration, To-morrow
Morning, to provide Cloaths, speedily, for Cloathing the
Army in Ireland: And that the Gentlemen that serve for
the City, do attend that Committee To-morrow Morning;
together with the rest of that Committee.
Ordered, That Letters be sent to the several Justices of
Peace of London, Westminster, and the Places adjacent, to
take some good Care, that the several Parishes, within
their Jurisdictions respectively, do make, and return to
this House Certificates of all the Irish that are residing
in their several Parishes, their Names, their quality, and
An Order for preventing the Landing of suspected
Irish, was recommitted to the same Committee, to extend it to the Ports in Ireland.
Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to desire their Lordships to name a Committee of their House,
to join with a Committee of this House, to take Order
for the Disposing of the Money that shall come in upon
the Act of Contribution, according to the said Act: And
Mr. Rouse is appointed to go to the Lords with this
Mr. Glyn, Mr. Wheeler, are appointed to review the
Statute for the Contribution Money; and to prepare a
Message to be sent to the Lords, according to the Tenor
of that Act.
Mr. Green reports, that he had made Three Propositions
to the Lord Admiral, concerning The Prince, whether she
could be painted and adorned, fit to go to Sea with the
rest of the Fleet; whether she had her Ordnance aboard
her; and whether she could be fit, with all manner of
Equipage, to go to Sea with the rest of the Fleet: His
Lordship's Answer was, that she could not be painted nor
adorned in time convenient; that she had no Ordnance
aboard her; and that she could not be fitted for Sea within a Fortnight so soon as the rest of the Fleet.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House is of
Opinion to adhere to their former Resolution, touching
the Two Ships desired to be laid aside, and The Prince
Resolved, That this House will not be at the Charge of
setting forth The Prince Royal.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this House doth
approve of Captain Burley, as he was formerly listed,
notwithstanding the former Order of this House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Navy, where Mr. Green has the Chair, to consider what
Number of Ketches and small vessels will be necessary
to set forth to Sea, for the Guard of the Irish Coasts; and
what the Charge will be; and in what time they may
conveniently be set forth.
Answer to the King.
Sir Wm. Lewis reports the Answer to his Majesty's Reply concerning Persons passed over into Ireland, by immediate Licences under his Majesty's Hand, &c. Which
was read; and ordered to be re-committed to the same
Committee: And Sir Walth. Erle, Mr. Waller, and Lord
Falkland, are added to this Committee.
Information against Howell.
Mr. Wickes, who gave Information of very dangerous
Words spoken by Doctor Howell, was called in; and did
affirm the Words mentioned in the Paper, and repeated
the very same Words contained in the Paper.
The Words were these; "That, the Third of March
1641, meeting with Doctor Howell in Grayes-inn, he told
me that Things were ripe, and grown to a Head; we
should know within Three or Four Days, whether the
King should be King, or no King; and that he was sure I
would stand right; and that the Kingdom would not be
governed by a Company of giddy-headed People."
Resolved, upon the Question, That Doctor Howell shall
be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at
Arms attending on this House, for speaking very dangerous Words, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker shall take some convenient
time To-morrow, to offer the Petition from Sir Ralph
Hopton to * * * *
Declaration concerning the Militia.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Mr. Glyn,
Mr. Whistler, Mr. Whittlock, Mr. Hollis, Sir H. Vane,
senior et junior, Mr. Browne, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Selden,
Mr. Hill, Mr. Piercpoint, Sir Ph. Stapilton, Serjeant
Wilde, Mr. Peard, Mr. Martin, Sir Ro. Coke, Mr.
Hampden, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir Walth. Erle, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Nath. Fines, Mr. Crue, Mr. Reynolds, Mr.
Lisle, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Waller, Sir Gilbert
Gerard, Sir Edw. Hungerford;
Resolved, upon the Question, that this Committee shall
prepare Heads for a Declaration, to satisfy the Kingdom,
upon what Grounds of Law and Necessity both Houses
of Parliament proceeded in the Ordinance concerning the
Militia: And are to meet To-morrow, at Eight of Clock,
in the Inner Court of Wards.
Ordered, That To-morrow Morning the House shall
take into Consideration the Providing of Monies for the
Service of Ireland.