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 Jovis, Septembris 19, 1644.
ORDERED, That the Goods and Jewels of Sir James Palmer, a Delinquent, formerly concealed, and now discovered, shall be forthwith sold to the best Advantage; and the Proceed thereof employed, one Moiety for the Service of Wiltshire, and the other Moiety for the Service of Plymouth.
The humble Petition of Major Robert Hamond, a Prisoner, for unfortunately killing of Major Gray at Gloucester, desiring that he might either be brought to a speedy Trial, or bailed upon good Security, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Commissioners of Martial Law, to hear and examine the Cause concerning Major Robert Hamond; and to proceed upon him, either to Judgment, or to bail him, as they shall see Cause.
Forces in the West.
Collection for Army.
They were called in: And Doctor Burges represented to the House, That the Assembly of Divines, out of the deep Sense of the Misery that my Lord General's Foot do undergo, desire, that the Collection at the next Fast, especially within the Lines of Communication, may be employed for the Relief of those Foot of my Lord General's Army; and that the Remainder of the Collection the last extraordinary Day of Fast, not yet disposed of by the particular Parishes, may be disposed of to this Purpose.
They likewise desire to represent to this House, that Mr. Picott of the Isle of Guernesay, goes on in a higher Way than ever in publishing his Errors; and that he does intend to go into the Island; which may work much Disturbance.
The Divines were again called in: And Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, acquainted them, That the House had formerly taken Mr. Picott into their Consideration; and had now again made some Order concerning him: As to the other Matters, the House gave no Answer, but passed them sub silentio.
Pikes for Army.
Propositions for Peace.
The House proceeded to the Consideration of the Propositions for a safe and well-grounded Peace; and to fill up the Blanks in the first Qualification of the Fourteenth Proposition: And have Resolved, That the Earl of Bristol, Earl of Newcastle, Matthew Wren Bishop of Ely, Wm. Laud Bishop of Canterbury, James Stanley Earl of Derby, George Goring, Lord Goring, Francis Lord Cottington, George Lord Digby, Edward Lord Littleton, Sir Robert Heath Knight, Chief Justice of the King's Bench, Sir John Bancks Knight, Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, shall be some of the Persons excepted in the Propositions, who shall expect no Pardon, either for Life or Estate.
Proceedings against Mac Mahoun, &c.
Ordered, That the Lieutenant of the Tower do forthwith lay down Two hundred Pounds, to be bestowed on those Persons that discovered Mac Mahoun and Macquire, committed Prisoners to the Tower for Treason, and lately escaped.
Ordered, That Mr. Corbett, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Holles, Sir John Clotworthy, Mr. Whittacre, and the Lieutenant of the Tower, calling unto them such Persons as they shall think fit, do examine Macquire and Mac Mahoun, and the People of the Family where they were taken, and Mr. Walter Mountague, and such others as they shall think fit: And that Mr. Whittacre, and the Lieutenant of the Tower, do take the Examinations, as Justices of Peace, and subscribe them as Justices of Peace, that they may be given in as Evidence at their Trial: And they are to take care to secure the Persons of those of the House where they were taken, and such others as they shall find accessary to this Business, in several Prisons and Places of Restraint.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Great Seal do issue forth a Commissioners of Oyer and Terminer, to such Persons as they shall think fit, for London and Middlesex: And that the Judges that are here be put into this Commission; and the Commissioners desired to proceed with all Diligence and Expedition.
Propositions for Peace.
Bishop of Canterbury's Trial.
Ordered, That Mr. Recorder, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Selden, Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Maynard, and all the Lawyers of the House, do meet this Afternoon, in the usual Place, to consider of the Business of the Bishop of Canterbury's Trial.