Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 3, 1643-1644. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Lunæ, 26 Februarii, 1643.
Prisoners of War, &c.
ORDERED, That Colonel Windham, and his Lieutenant Colonel, taken Prisoners by the Forces of the Garison of Poole and Wareham, be bestowed upon the Governor of Poole, to be disposed of for the Benefit and Advantage of Poole and Warham.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Governor of Poole, to distribute the Monies, taken by the Forces of the Garisons of Poole and Wareham at Dorchester, to the Officers and Soldiers of the said Garisons; with a special Regard to be had of Major Sydenham: And that, out of those Monies, he do pay unto Major Sydenham the Seven-score Pounds laid out of his own Purse. And
It is further Ordered, That Mr. Henry Bridges be recommended to the Governor of Poole, to be considered of, in the Distribution of these Monies.
Ordered, That the Papers and Pacquets, taken by the Forces of the Garisons of Poole and Wareham at Dorchester, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Examinations.
Advance to Strickland.
Ordered, That Two hundred Pounds be advanced by the Committee of the King's Revenue, to be returned over to Mr. Walt. Strickland, employed beyond Seas in the Service of the State; and that this Two hundred Pounds be paid to Mr. Wackerlyn, to be returned accordingly.
Sir H. Vane sen. & jun. Sir Phil. Stapilton, Mr. Blakiston, Sir Wm. Allanson, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Asherst, Sir Jo. Trevor, Mr. Cage, Mr. Hoyle, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Hen. Cholmeley, Sir Arth. Heselrig, Mr. Gourdon, Sir Wm. Brereton, Mr. Holland, the Knights and Burgesses of the Northern Counties;
This Committee is appointed to consider of some Way of laying moderate Rates and Taxes upon the Northern Counties, by way of Instructions or Ordinance, according to the Ordinance for the associated Counties of Kent, &c.; of sequestring the Livings of ill-affected Ministers, and of placing good Ministers; of settling the Sequestrations; of settling the Excise in those Counties; and of answering the Paper from the Scotts Commissioners, of the Nineteenth of February: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two post Meridiem, in the Exchequer Chamber: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Reports: And are to bring in a Report To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That Sir Tho. Cheeke do desire the Earl of Stamford to forbear coming to the Committees of this House; it being contrary to the Privilege of the House.
Affairs of Leicestershire.
Ordered, That the Members that serve for the County of Bedford be added to the Committee for Leicestershire Business; and the Members of the Association, who are of this Committee, are enjoined to attend the Committee: And they have Power to receive the particular Complaints of the Country; and to report them to the House, with their Opinions.
An Ordinance for the present Supply, and future Maintenance, of the Garison at Aylisbury, in the County of Bucks, was this Day read the First time, and ordered to be read the Second time To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That Mr. Green do proceed in his Report concerning the Navy, the first Business, To-morrow Morning.
Committee of Accounts.
In pursuance of an Ordinance of Parliament, for takeing and receiving of the Accounts of the whole Kingdom, those Gentlemen following, being Committees appointed by that Ordinance, were called in to the House: And, at the Table, Mr. Speaker administered the Oath unto them, according to the Ordinance: Which they there took accordingly:
Jo. Glover, Wm.Tryn, Wm. Methold, Wm. Cockaine, Jo. Stevens, Tho. Hodges, Wm. Collins, Hen.Hunter, Rob. Ellis, Jo. Langly, Edm. Cason, Oliver Clowbery, Edw. Mead, Sam. Eliott, Walt. Boothby, Christ. Pack, Geo. Witham, Tho. Andrewes, Daniel Hudson, Nicholas Gold, Antho. Bidolphe, Jo. Gregory, Andr. Kendricke, Law. Brinsley.
Ordered, That the Sequestrators in London do appoint Mr. Diggs his House (being sequestered) for the Committee for receiving the Accounts of the Kingdom, to meet and sit in.
Money for Army.
Ordered, That Mr. Recorder, Sir Philip Stapilton, Sir Gilb. Gerard, and Mr. Nicoll, do this Afternoon confer with the Commissioners of Excise: And, upon Conference with them, prepare and bring in an Order for the speedy Payment of Twenty thousand Pounds, for recruiting the Lord General's Army: And that they bring in the certain Days upon which the said Twenty thousand Pounds shall, without Fail, be paid.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Green is appointed to carry up to the Lords, The Ordinance concerning the selling of Goods and Ships taken by Reprizal: The Ordinance to enable the Lord Fairfaxe to raise Men by way of Imprest; and to place Ministers in the Place of such as have deserted their Charges.
Oath of Secrecy.
Sir Peter Wentworth is appointed to go to the Lords, at their next Meeting; and to desire them to dispatch their Answer to the Oath of Secrecy, to be administred to the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Lists of Officers.
Mr. Tate, Mr. Gourdon, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Stephens ambo, Sir John Curson, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Asherst, Sir Henry Heyman, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Hill, Mr. Bond, Mr. Bainton, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Blakiston, Mr. Holland, Mr. Hoyle;
This Committee is appointed, out of the Lists of the Lord General Army, to present the Names of the Officers for the Seven Regiments of Foot, and Six Regiments of Horse, and Train of Artillery, to be under the immediate Command of my Lord General. And
It is Ordered, That this Committee be enjoined Secrecy; and that, at the Committee, they do make Protestation of Secrecy: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber; and are to bring in a Report with all Speed and Diligence.
Ordered, That the Petition of Mrs. Kenibera Pierce be referred to the Consideration of the Committee this Day appointed, for reforming the Lord's General's Army.