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 Mercurii, 7 Junii, 1643.
Provided always, that this Ordinance shall not extend to the seizing, or taking any Horses, Mares, or Geldings, of any of the Members of either of the Houses of Parliament, or of any Peer, or of any of the Assistants of the House of Peers.
Prisoners of War.
Warrant to Cunningham.
Ordered, That Sir David Cunningham the younger, with his Wife, Children, and Family, shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to go into Scotland; and that the Horses, belonging to the said Sir David Cunningham, and seized by some Officers of Mr. Marten, be forthwith restored unto him.
A Covenant was brought, from the Committee appointed to prepare the Covenant Yesterday taken by the Members of this House, in a fit Manner to be taken by the whole Kingdom, was this Day read; and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be presented unto the Lords, for their Concurrence, at a Conference; and to be recommended to the whole Kingdom to take it.
Proceedings on the Plot.
Sir Nevile Poole went to the Lords, to desire a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, concerning the Discovery of a Plot tending to the Ruin and Destruction of the City, Parliament, Kingdom, and the Protestant Religion.
Conference with Lords.
The Lords desire a present Conference, by Committees of both Houses, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning the Ordinances, touching the Assembly of Divines; touching Saltpetre; and touching the Prisoners.
The Managers of the Conference of this Side (fn. 1) are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Sir John Holland, Sir Henry Vane sen. Mr. George Montague, Mr. James Fienis, Sir Wm. Massam, Sir Henry Heyman, Mr. Alexander Bence, Sir Tho. Middleton, Mr. Peregrin Hobby; took the new Protestation, and Oath of Covenant.
Person to attend.
Proceedings on the Plot.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor be desired to call a Common Hall to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon; and that the State of the Examinations, and of the Discovery, be communicated unto them; and it is referred to Mr. Recorder, to acquaint the Lord Mayor with this Order.
Membrana 2 (fn. 2), Lin. ult. Leave out the Words "as aforesaid:"
Membrana 3 (fn. 2), Lin. 20. Put out the Word "Persons," and put in the Word "Divines:"
Membrana 3 (fn. 2), Lin. 27. Put out the Word "Persons," and put in the Word "Divines:"
"Provided always, That this Ordinance, or any thing therein contained, shall not give unto the Persons aforesaid, or any of them, (nor shall they, in this Assembly, assume or exercise) any Jurisdiction, Power, or Authority Ecclesiastical, whatsoever; or any other Power than is herein particularly expressed:"
Earl of Northumberland, Earl of Pembroke, Earl of Salisbury, Earl of Bedford, Earl of Manchester, Earl of Holland, Lord Viscount Say and Seale, Lord Viscount Conway, Lord Wharton, Lord Howard of Escrig; the Names of the Lords, appointed by the Lords to be of the Assembly of Divines.
Mr. Selden, Mr. Rowse, Mr. Prideaux, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Recorder, Mr. White, Mr. Whitlock, Mr. Salloway, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Benjamin Rudiard, Mr. Pym, Sir Jo. Clotworthy, Mr. Maynard, Sir H. Vane jun. Mr. Pierrepont, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Young, Sir John Evelyn; named to be of the Assembly of Divines.
Searching for Money.
Ordered, That Sir Arthur Haselrig, and Mr. Trenchard, or either of them, shall have Power to search in those Two Places, for Monies, whereof there is now Information given; and that they shall have Power to allow the Discoverer Twelve-pence in the Pound, for so much as, upon his Discovery, shall come to the Parliament, by Force of any Ordinance already made; and that Sir Arthur Haselrig shall have the said Monies, upon Account, for the Service of the Forces under Sir Wm. Waller.
Letter from Cambridge.
Ordered, That the Letter from the Committee at Cambridge, this Day read, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Five associated Counties; and they are to receive and consider of such Propositions, Reasons, and Consideration, as shall be propounded unto them by John Eldred and Tho. Cole Esquires, sent up and deputed from the said Committee.
Resolved, That this House doth nominate and appoint Colonel Simon Rugeley, Rich. Pyott Esquire, Edw. Leigh Esquire, Matthew Morton Esquire, Edw. Manwaring Esquire, Lieutenant Colonel Chadwick, Captain Philip Jackson, Wm. Jolly Gentleman, Jo. Swinsen Gentleman, Lister Barber Gentleman, Tho. Fulke Esquire, Rich. Flyer, Sam. Terrick, Gentlemen, Tho. Brough Gentleman, Rich. Whitehall Gentleman, Jo. Turton Gentleman, H. Stone Gentleman, to be Commissioners for the Sequestrations for the County of Stafford, and the County of the City of Lichfield.
Resolved, That this House doth nominate and appoint Sir Jo. Maynard Knight, Rich. Wright Gentleman, Captain Tho. Hudson, Captain Dan. Mercer, Captain Jo. Hardwick, Captain Geo. Snelling, and Edm. Jordan Gentleman; to be added to the Commissioners appointed by Ordinance of Parliament for the assessing and levying of the Twentieth Part in the East Division of the County of Surrey.