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, 6 Julii, 1643.
Rules for the Assembly.
RULES, sent down from the Lords, to be observed by the Members of the Assembly, were read; and all resolved upon, and assented unto, except the Fifth Clause, which was Resolved negatively.
The Form of an Oath to be taken by the Members of the Assembly was brought in, and read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence; and was carried up to the Lords by Sir Wm. Armyn.
The Oath follows in hæc verba;
I A. B. do seriously and solemnly protest, in the Presence of Almighty God, that in this Assembly, whereof I am a Member, I will not maintain any thing, in Matters of Doctrine, but what I think, in my Conscience, to be Truth; or, in point of Discipline, but what I shall conceive to conduce most to the Glory of God; and the Good and Peace of his Church.
The House proceeded in the Reading of the additional Ordinance for Sequestrations.
Resolved, &c. That there shall be a certain Rule set to the Committees of Sequestrations in the several Counties, to guide them in making Allowances to the Wives and Children of such as are within the Ordinance for Sequestrations.
Resolved, &c. That the Rule for the Committee shall be, not to allow above the Fifth Part.
Lord Lieutenant of Northampton.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of the Earl of Manchester, to be Lord Lieutenant of the County of Northampton.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Resolved, &c. That William King, Isaac Desbrowe, Rob. Ingram, John Potton, and John Offley, Gentlemen, shall be added to the Committee formerly appointed for Sequestrations in the County of Huntington.
Deputy Lieutenant of Lancaster.
Resolved, &c. That Jo. Booth Esquire shall be added to be a Deputy Lieutenant for the County of Lancaster; and that the Lord Lieutenant of that County be desired to grant him a Commission.
Resolved, &c. That Edward Hooper, Richard Mayor, John Feilder, Esquires, shall be added to the Committees in the County of Southampton, for the Three Ordinances for raising of Monies in the Counties of Southampton, &c.
Sir J. Dingley, &c.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Jo. Dingley Knight, Robert Dillington Esquire, Colonel Carue Esquire, Wm. Boreman Esquire, Thomas Boreman Esquire, Thomas Juning Mayor, Richard Stephens Recorder, Moses Read Alderman of Newport * * * *
Dep. Lieutenants of Chester.
Resolved, &c. That Jo. Booth Esquire, and Edw. Hide Esquire, shall be added to be Deputy Lieutenants for the County of Chester.
Lord Lieutenant of Northampton.
Sir Christ. Yelverton brings Answer, that the Lords do agree to the making of the Earl of Manchester Lord Lieutenant of the County of Northampton.
Oath, &c. for the Assembly.
Sir Wm. Armyn brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Oath and Rules for the Assembly; and will send them forthwith unto them.
Conference with Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Ro. Riche and Mr. Page;
The Lords desire a Conference presently in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, by Committees of both Houses, concerning Directions for my Lord Greye's going into Scotland.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; that this House has considered their Lordships Message; and will give a present Meeting, as is desired.
Sir Wm. Armyn, Sir Christ. Yelverton, are appointed Managers of this Conference.
Taking of Earl of Antrim.
A Letter from Major Monroe, from Carrickvergus, of the Three-and-twentieth of May, concerning the taking of the Earl of Antrim; and concerning the Papers and Evidences found upon him; were this Day read; and ordered to be forthwith printed.
Impeachment of the Queen.
It is further Ordered, That a Copy of this Letter be sent unto the Lords, at their next Sitting: And that the sent unto the Lords, at their next Sitting: And that the Lords be desired to issue out their Summons for the Queen's speedy Appearance.
Resolved, &c. That Directions be given to Major General Monroe forthwith to try the Earl of Antrim by Martial Law.
Ordered, That Mr. Pym do send a Copy of this Order with all speed to Major General Monroe.
Lord Gray, &c. to go to Scotland.
Sir Wm. Armyn reports from the Conference, That the Lords had resolved to nominate an Earl and a Baron, to go into Scotland: That they had nominated and appointed my Lord Gray as the Baron; who is chosen and appointed . . . . . by Ordinance of both Houses.
Resolved, &c. That the personal Attendance of my Lord Gray, concerning his Command over the Five associating Counties, shall be dispensed withal, during the Time of his Employment in Scotland.
De Grey's Delinquency.
A Letter of Robert De Grey, dated the Thirtieth of June, was read; which he published at the Head of his Company, which occasioned a Mutiny, and express'd Disaffection to the Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Robert De Grey shall be forthwith sent for as a Delinquent; and that his Estate in Norfolke and elsewhere shall be forthwith sequestred: And the Deputy Lieutenants, and Committees for Sequestrations, in the several Counties, are to take care the same be sequestred accordingly.
Oath and Covenant.
Ordered, That the Bailiffs of Yarmouth shall be authorized by this House, to tender the new Oath and Covenant, to such Persons as shall pass from thence beyond Seas, or come thither from beyond Seas, or other Parts: And such as refuse to take the same, to seize on their Persons, till this House be made acquainted therewith. And it is further Ordered, That the like Power be given to the Mayors, Bailiffs, Jurats, or other chief Officers of the Port Towns, or Cinque Ports, within this Kingdom.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Jo. Potts and Sir Jo. Holland shall be forthwith enjoined immediately to go down into the County of Norfolke.
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Norfolke, to care care that some severe Punishment may be inflicted on the late Mutineers in Sir Robert De Graye's Company and others.
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms do go give Notice to Sir Jo. Potts, and Sir Jo. Holland, of the Order.
Ordered, That Captain Lowinger shall be forthwith seized on and secured.
Letters from Cambridge, &c.
Letters of the Twenty-seventh, Twenty-eighth, Twenty-ninth, of the Month of June, from the Committees at Cambridge, Ely, and other Parts, in the associating Counties, were read; and ordered to be referred to the Committee for the Five associating Counties; who are also to consider of the Isle of Elye; and to present their Opinion to this House on Monday next.
County of Suffolk.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Ph. Parker and Sir Nath. Barnardiston do forthwith go down into the County of Suffolk.
Warrant to Wheeler.
Ordered, That Mrs. Wheeler shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant, for herself and her Servants, to go to Oxforde.
Hotham discharged, &c.
Upon Mr. Corbett's Report from the Committee for Informations, it is Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Durant Hotham shall be discharged from any further Restraint; and that he have his Monies restored unto him: And he is enjoined not to go to his Father, but to attend this House.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning Newcastle; and the Report concerning Ireland; and Mr. Serjeant Wilde's Report; be all read, and made, on Saturday Morning next.
In regard of the extraordinary Charge the Inhabitants of the County of Lancaster have been and yet are like to be at, in keeping many several Garisons for their Security in that County; and for that there hath been of late a sad Experience of the Infesting of the Peace thereof, by a Multitude of Papists, and other Enemies to the Parliament; who have, for a long time, made use of the Convenience of a strong Fort or Castle there, called Hornby Castle; which, unless it be, in some measure, defaced or demolished, the County must of necessity keep another continual Garison there; or otherwise there is no probable Security to the Well-affected of that Part of the County: It is therefore Ordered, by the Commons now assembled in Parliament, that the said Castle of Hornby be forthwith so defaced or demolished, that the Enemy may be prevented from making any further Use thereof, to the Annoyance of the Inhabitants there; and that the Deputy Lieutenants be hereby required to give an Account of their Service in the Execution hereof.
Ordered, That Mr. Corbett do, on Saturday Morning, report the Ordinance to enjoin every Man to adventure as much in the Newcastle Business, as he spends yearly in Sea Coals.