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 Martis, 1 Augusti, 1643.
Exchange of Prisoners.
ORDERED, That this House doth approve of the Exchange of Colonel Lunsford and Captain Sneade, for Captain Walton and Colonel Stevens; and do recommend it to my Lord General accordingly.
Ordered, That this House doth approve of the Exchange of Sir Charles Berkeley for Mr. George; and do recommend it unto my Lord General.
Debts to Ricaut.
Whereas Daniel Taylor, and his Partners, are indebted to Sir Peter Ricaut in several Sums of Money: Those Monies due to the said Sir Peter, that the said Taylor and his Partners have or shall pay by Order of the House of Commons, the said House doth promise to save them harmless, and keep them indemnified.
Committee for Examinations.
Ordered, That Mr. Selden, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Erle, Mr. Jo. Goodwyn, Mr. Gourdon, Sir Wm. Constable, be added to the Committee for Examinations.
Ordered, That Mr. Jo. Harvey jun. of Edmonton in the County of Middlesex, be recommended to the Lord Lieutenant of Middlesex to be Captain of such Voluntiers of Foot, as he doth now exercise, or shall come under his Command, within Enfield, Edmonton, and Tottenham, in the said County.
Council of War.
Ordered, That the Committee thereunto appointed do, To-morrow Morning peremptorily, bring in the Names of a Council of War, according to a former Order.
Sir K. Digby.
Resolved, &c. That a Letter shall be written to the Queen Regent of France, in Answer of her Desire for the Release of Sir Kenelme Digby.
Mr. Reynolds is appointed to prepare this Letter.
The humble Petition of Susanna Bastwick, Wife to Doctor Bastwick, close Prisoner in the Castle of Yorke, was this Day read: And it is Ordered, That the Treasurers for the Sequestration Monies at Campden House do forthwith pay, out of those Monies, One hundred Pounds to the Treasurer at Wars, to be by him paid over to Mrs. Bastwick, in Satisfaction of so much of the Arrears due unto her Husband; and, for their so doing, this shall be unto them a sufficient Warrant and Discharge: And the Treasurer at Wars is hereby required to deduct the said Sum of One hundred Pounds, out of the One hundred and Fifty-seven Pounds he was formerly ordered to pay to the said Mrs. Bastwicke, and for which she hath received Warrant from the Committee of the Safety.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Hobbs of Erith be forthwith committed Prisoner to Newgate, there to remain during the Pleasure of the House, for being a chief Actor in the late Insurrection and Commotion in Kent.
Message to Lords.
Resolved, &c. That a Message shall be sent to the Lords, to desire a Conference concerning the additional Ordinance for Sequestrations; and the Ordinance for the weekly Assessments; and was to put the Lords in mind to pass the Ordinance concerning the Impropriations, and Mr. Juxon.
Vow and Covenant.
Mr. Jo. Crew, Sir Wm. Waller, Mr. Wallop, Mr. Wm. Heveningham, Sir Philip Stapilton, Sir F. Popham, Sir Sam. Luke, this Day made the Vow and Covenant.
Sir Wm. Waller * * * *
Two Letters from Gloucester, of the Nine-and-Twentieth of July (relating the State and Condition of that City) from the Governor and Council of War, were this Day read; desiring Men, Monies, Arms, and Ammunition.
Ordered, That it be referred unto Sir Wm. Waller, to send some Force of Men into Gloucester, for Supply of the Garison there, and Defence and Preservation of that Place.
Court of Wards.
Mr. Trenchard and Mr. Ashe are appointed to go to my Lord Say, to desire of him, from this . ., to give an Account what is become * * * *
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the Court of Wards, to know of my Lord Say what is become of the Revenue of that Court for the Year last past.
Resolved, &c. That a speedy Course shall be provided, for Payment of the last Month's Arrears of my Lord General's Army; and a settled Course taken for constant Payment of the said Army for the future.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom shall have Power to grant their Warrants, upon the Ordinance of the Twentieth Part, to pay and satisfy such as shall furnish Cloathing for the Soldiers of my Lord General's Army, out of such Monies as shall come in upon that Ordinance, after the Ten thousand Pounds assigned to Sir Wm. Waller out of those Monies shall be first satisfied, and paid.
Lords agree to Conference.
Sir Rob. Pye brings Answer, that the Lords will give a present Meeting at a Conference, as is desired.
Ordered, That Mr. Trenchard and Mr. Ashe shall receive my Lord Say's Account of the Two thousand Pounds received by him upon the Sequestrations; and acquaint the House, upon what Warrant or Warrants he received the same.
Committee of Accounts.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whittfield and Serjeant Finch;
The Lords have nominated a Committee of Nine of their House, and desire this House would nominate a Committee of a like Proportion, to join with this Committee, to take an Account of all Monies that have been received, or issued, upon any Order or Ordinance of Parliament; and that this Committee may meet To-morrow at Three of Clock.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; that this House has considered their Lordships Message; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Rob. Riche and Mr. Page;
The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, that the Earl of Bathe, by reason of his long Imprisonment, his Body hath contracted many Diseases: His Lordship formerly petitioned, that he might have Liberty to go to the Spaw, for Recovery of his Health: The Time now grows on for the drinking of the Waters of the Spaw: He will engage himself to the Houses, at his Return into England, to answer any thing that shall be objected: The Lords have a Purpose, upon this Caution, to grant him his Desire.
The Lords have adjourned their House till Three of Clock; at which time they will give Meeting at the Conference desired.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; that this House has considered their Lordships Message; and to both Parts of it will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Browne's &c. Debts.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, to consider of the Debt of Five hundred Pounds, owing and payable by Mr. Browne and Mr. Beard for Distresses that they bought; and to report the State of it to the House.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed on Saturday, to see what Authority is given to any Committee for the receiving and issuing out of Monies; and the Committee formerly appointed to see what Monies have been received and issued; shall meet together, and be joined as one Committee, with their several Powers.
Ordered, That Mr. White and Mr. Browne do pay the Seventeen hundred Pounds, of the Impropriation Monies, to Mr. Stephens, Mr. Hodges, and Mr. Ashe, upon Account, to be employed for the Service of the Garison at Gloucester: And that Mr. White and Mr. Browne shall have the publick Faith for their Satisfaction and Repayment. And whereas the said Seventeen hundred Pounds was formerly assigned to Sir Wm. Waller, for the Service of the Forces under his Command: It is now Ordered, That this Seventeen hundred Pounds, thus borrowed, upon the Necessity of Gloucester, shall be repaid, (to be employed for the Service formerly appointed) out of the Monies that shall come in upon the Ordinance of the Twentieth Part.
Ordered, That Sir Philip Stapilton do send down to the Army the Covenant appointed to be taken by the Kingdom, with the Explanations; and desire his Excellency to give Order, that it may be tendered to the Officers and Soldiers of the Army.
Resolved, &c. That an Ordinance shall be brought in, for the raising of Men, in a compulsory way, to serve for the Safety of the Kingdom.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Prideaux, and Mr. Hill, do prepare and bring in an Ordinance to this Purpose.
Letter to Massey.
The Letter to Lieutenant Colonel Massey at Gloucester, was read; and, upon the Question assented unto.
The Question being put, whether the former Order, of the Four-and-Twentieth of July, for Punishment of Soldiers that have run from the Army, should be now published;
The House was divided:
The Yeas went out.
|Mr. Jepson, and Lord Wenman,||Tellers for the Yea: *|
|Mr. Robert Goodwyn, and Mr. Prideaux,||Tellers for the Noe: *|
The Question passed with the Negative.
Ordered, That the further Debate of the Business concerning my Lord General's Propositions, to be taken into Consideration To-morrow, at Nine of Clock.
Members to attend.
Ordered, That Sir Alexander Carew, and Mr. Thomas Arundel, do forthwith attend the Service of the House: And Mr. Rolle is to signify so much unto them.
Prisoners of War.
Ordered, That To-morrow Morning the House do take into Consideration the List of the Prisoners sent from the Committee at Cambridge; and the Manner and Way of disposing of them.