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.
RESOLVED, &c. That this House doth assent to the Proviso to the Ordinance concerning Horses, sent down from the Lords; viz.
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.
This to be printed: And my Lord General to be written to, to give Order, that this Ordinance may be observed.
Mr. Strode to prepare this Letter.
Prisoners of War.
Ordered, That the Troopers that were taken at Henden, be referred to the Committee for Examinations.
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.
Sir Nevile Poole brings Answer, that the Lords will give a present Conference, as is desired.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Solicitor, Sir H. Vane jun. Sir Gilb. Gerard, are appointed Managers of this Conference.
Ordered, That the State of the Proceedings of this Discovery shall be presented to the Lords at this Conference; and the same Evidences managed, and read, as were read in this House Yesterday.
Conference with Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Rob. Riche and Mr. Page.
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.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; that this House has considered their Lordships Message; and will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
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.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Chresheld be forthwith summoned to attend this House.
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.
Mr. Recorder reports the Amendments of the Lords to the Ordinance for an Assembly of Divines.
Linea 18. Leave out the Word "Scotland;" and let it run thus, "and a nearer Agreement with all the other Reformed Churches Abroad:"
Resolved, That this House doth insist to have the Word "Scotland" stand; and to have it run as formerly did in the Ordinance, as it was sent from hence.
"Dr. Wincop of St. Martin's in the fields, Mr. Price of Paul's Church in Covent Garden, Mr. Henry Wilkinson jun. Batchelor in Divinity:"
Assented unto, by the House, to be added.
Ten Peers to be added; and a proportionable Number of the House of Commons to be added:
Assented unto, by the House.
In the Title, after the Word "Divines," add the Words "and others:"
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:"
Assented unto by this House, with the Addition of the Words within the Parenthesis; viz. "nor shall they, in this Assembly, assume or exercise."
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.
Ordered, That no Person, whatsoever, shall be of the Assembly, but such as shall first take the Vow and Covenant lately agreed unto by this House.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
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.
Ordered, That Mr. Robert Goodwyn shall make his Report concerning Ireland To-morrow.
Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Sanderson, formerly sent for, as a Delinquent, upon a Report from the Committee for Sequestrations, be forthwith bailed.
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.