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, 3 Augusti, 1643.
Sir H. Anderson, &c.
A LETTER from Hull of the Twenty-sixth of July 1643; and likewise, a Letter from my Lady Anderson to her Husband Sir H. Anderson; were this Day read.
Ordered, That a Letter be written to the Committee at Hull, to require them what Monies, Plate, Horse, or other Goods they have there in their Custody, that do truly and really belong to Sir Henry Anderson, his Lady, or his own Sons, or any of them; and that all such Goods and Horse as do belong to any of them, may be delivered unto them; and that Sir H. Anderson shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to go down to Hull, to bring up his Wife and Daughter to this Town; and that Sir H. Anderson shall have Leave to speak with his Son-in-law Mr. Hotham in the Presence and Hearing of his Keeper; and that his Son, a Prisoner at Newarke, be particularly recommended to the Committee at Hull and Lincolne, for an Exchange.
Scotch Church Assembly.
The House understanding that divers Ministers were at the Door, they were called in: And Dr. Burges, in the Name of the rest, declared unto them, how they had received an Order from this House, to write a Letter to the Assembly of Divines in Scotland, in Acknowledgment of their pious and good Intentions to this Church and State, expressed in their late Letters and Advices; they may have Copies of those Letters and Advices.
They being withdrawn;
And the House being informed, that the Letter was not from the Assembly of Divines in Scotland, but from the Commissioners of the general Assembly of the Kirk of Scotland; and that the said Letter or Answer was with the Lords; Mr. Selden was desired to fetch it from the Lords Clerk: And the Order was appointed to be altered according to the Title of the Paper sent from the Commissioners of the general Assembly.
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Assembly of Divines, now sitting, to write a Letter to the general Assembly of the Church of Scotland; taking notice of the pious and good Expressions to this Church and State, testified in the late Answer of the Commissioners of the general Assembly of the Kirk of Scotland, from their Meeting at Edinburgh, the Seventeenth of July 1643: And further to desire them to possess the People of that Kingdom with our Condition; and to encourage them to our Assistance in this Cause of Religion.
Lowanger's Goods, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee at Hull do restore unto Major Lowanger all such Money, and other Goods, as, upon Examination, they shall find to belong properly and really unto him, and is now under their Seizure.
Supply of Lord Fairefaxe.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Subscriptions at Grocers Hall, to receive Subscriptions of such as shall voluntarily subscribe any thing for Supply of my Lord Fairefaxe.
Ordered, That my Lord Ruthen do pay in the Hundred Pounds of Sequestration Monies in his Hands, to the Treasurers for the said Monies, to be by them paid over to Sir Gilb. Gerard, Treasurer at Wars; and by him forthwith paid over to Mr. White Agent for the North, upon Account, for Supply of the Lord Fairefaxe.
The humble Petition of the Mayor, Burgesses, and Inhabitants of Kingstone upon Hull, was read: Whereupon
It is Ordered, That that Petition shall be referred to the Committee at Grocers Hall, where Sir Rob. Harley has the Chair; to consider of the same, and of the Letters sent from Hull; and to report the same to the House.
Mr. Pelham and Sir W. Constable added thereunto.
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Restoring Money to Barnard.
It is this Day Ordered, by the House of Commons, That the Four hundred Pounds, which Sir John Hotham did receive of Mr. John Barnard Alderman of Hull, for which he gave him Bills of Exchange, to be paid at London by the Parliament (the said Four hundred Pounds lying still in the same Bags, as appears by a Certificate from the Mayor and Committee there, to be still in Sir John Hotham his Trunks) shall be redelivered to the said John Barnard, as his own particular Monies.
Upon the humble Petition of Jo. Wright Printer, this Day presented to this House; shewing, that whereas, by an Order of the House of Peers, he was commanded to print the Ordinance of Excise, and was afterwards committed, as a Delinquent, by this House, for printing the same, acknowledging his Sorrow, that any Miconstruction of his Words should be made unto this House;
It is Ordered, That the said Mr. Wright the Printer, shall be forthwith Discharged from any farther Restraint or Imprisonment.
Relieving Exeter, &c.
Mr. Rolls, Mr. Rous, Mr. Rose, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Bond, Mr. Strode, Mr. Jenner, Sir Jo. Young, Mr. Young, Mr. Hill, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Browne, Mr. Buller, Mr. Ashe;
This Committee, or any Four of them, have Power to treat for the speedy relieving of Exeter, and the Western Parts, and of receiving Propositions concerning the same: And are to meet To-morrow at Eight Clock in the Court of Wards.
Mr. Glynn, Sir Rob. Harley, Mr. Hoyle, Mr. Nicholas;
This Committee has Power to treat with the Committee for the Militia, for the removing of Prisoners from the several Prisons, in and about London, into some Ships, to be there secured; and have Power to treat with the Seamen to that Purpose, and to report to the House.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Marten, Sir Jo. Clotworthy;
This Committee is to draw up a Declaration, according to the Substance of the Debate, for rising unanimously to defend, &c.
Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Strode, Mr. Crew;
This Committee is forthwith to repair to my Lord General; and to express the Confidence of this House in my Lord General, and the Army, and their Respects unto him and them; and to acquaint his Excellency with the Votes of this House upon his Propositions, and the Reasons thereof; and to satisfy his Lordship upon any Scruples and Doubts that may arise with his Lordship upon these Votes; and to assure his Excellency and the Army, of all Encouragement from this House: And to desire his Lordship to grant a Commission to Sir Wm. Waller according to the former Desire of both Houses.
The Question being put, whether Mr. Pym should be added to this Committee;
The House was divided:
The Yeas went forth.
|Mr. Recorder, Mr. Reynolds,||Tellers for the Yea: With the Yea:||27.|
|Mr. Wingate, Sir Tho. Dacres,||Tellers for the Noe: With the Noe,||21.|
So that the Question passing with the Affirmative, his Name was inserted into the Order.
Message from the Lords, by Sir Rob. Riche and Mr. Page;
That the Lords have appointed to proceed against Judge Barkley, on Saturday next, at Nine Clock.
Ordered, That Mr. Maynard have Notice of this Message from the Lords.
The humble Petition of divers Citizens of London, whose Names are subscribed, on the Behalf of themselves and others, was this Day read. Whereupon
It is Ordered, That the Petitioners shall have the Goods mentioned in their Petition restored unto them, notwithstanding any former Order to the contrary: And that Mr. Speaker do write a Letter to the Committee at Coventrie, for the restoring of them accordingly.
Person sent for in Custody.
Upon Report from the Committee for Courts of Justice;
It is Ordered, That Mr. Arthur Lowe shall be sent for in safe Custody, by the Serjeant at Arms.
Committee for the West.
Ordered, That the Committee for the West, this Day made, do consider of Sir Walt. Erle's Letter: And Mr. Erle is added thereunto.
Arms in Danish Ship.
Upon Mr. Bence's Report of the Quantity of Arms seized on in the Danish Ship;
It was this Day Ordered, That the Judge of the Admiralty do issue out a Commission for trying the Prize; and that no more be disposed of, till the Trial be past.
Ordered, That the foreign Postmaster do send away the foreign Letters, notwithstanding any former Order.
Defence of the Kingdom.
The Commons in Parliament, having taken into Consideration the Desires of the City of London, presented at a Common Hall there to the Lord Mayor and the Recorder, and by the Recorder to the House, do declare their Opinion and Resolution, That, for the present Defence of Religion and the Kingdom, every one be enjoined to give Assistance in Person, or in Purse, according to their several Abilities.
Sir John Clotworthy.
Ordered, That the Petition, this Day presented on the Behalf of Sir John Clotworthy, is especially recommended to the Committee for Irish Affairs, where Mr. Goodwyn has the Chair; who are to provide him such a Sum of Money, to be defalked out of his Entertainment, as may enable him to resort unto his Charge, and recruit his Troop, as is desired. They are likewise to take care of the particular Desires of the Petitioner; and to present them to the House.