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, Augusti 9, 1643.
ORDERED, That the Packs, Trunks, and Goods, of Sir Theodore Mayherne, the Lord Wenman, Mr. Winwood, Mr. Carter, and Sir Christ. Yelverton, be permitted to pass beyond the Seas to Holland (notwithstanding any former Order or Restraint thereupon) by the Officer at Gravesend, or any other Officer whatsoever; and that my Lady Wenman, and the Lady Winwood, and her Children, and her Niece the Lady Traver, and Children, ... a free Warrant to pass.
Ordered, That Mr. Holles shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to pass beyond Seas, with his Lady, Children, necessary Servants, Goods, and Houshold-stuff.
Ordered, That the Lady Humes her Goods be permitted to pass into Scotland; and that a Pass be granted to Mrs. Margaret Johnston, Wife to Mr. Jo. Johnston of London, Merchant, and their Children, and Women Servants, Houshold-stuff, Bedding, Linen, Trunks, Bundles, and other Necessaries.
Ordered, That the Wives, Children, and Male Children, under Sixteen, Women-servants, Houshold-stuff, and other necessary Goods (not prohibited) of Christian Paul Santen, Merchant Stranger; of Mrs. Russell; of Peter Bulteel; of Francis Vanacker, Merchant Stranger, and Susan de lay Noy Widow of Jacob Watcher, Merchant Stranger; of Jacob Fortry of London Merchant; of Abraham Bush Merchant; of Andrew Drybutter Merchant; of Abrahum Dollins; of Mr. Claxton; of Mr. Peter de Fountaine. . . . .
Supply of Arms.
Ordered, That Lieutenant Colonel Rowe do forthwith deliver unto Mr. White, Agent for the North, Eighteen hundred Muskets, Two hundred Pair of Pistols, Two hundred Barrels of Powder, a Thousand Swords, Six Tun of Match, Two hundred Danish Clubs, an Hundred Danish Forks, out of the Stores remaining in his Hand that came in the Danish Ship; And for his so doing this shall be his sufficient Warrant.
Ordered, That all Women and Children, that shall desire to pass beyond Seas, may go; the Searchers taking especial Care, that no Men pass, except Merchants; and that no Male Children of above Sixteen Years pass; and no Children of Papists; and that they carry with them no prohibited Goods.
Supply of Arms.
Ordered, That an Hundred Pikes, Sixty Clubs, and Thirty Barrels of Powder, be forthwith delivered unto Mr. Castle of the Isle of Ely, for the present Supply of Colonel Cromwell: And Colonel Owen Roe is hereby required to deliver these Parcels out of the Stores in the Danish Ships.
Money for Army.
Ordered, That it be recommended unto the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Norfolk, and to Captain Johnson, mentioned in the Order of the Twelfth of May, concerning Monies in the Hands of Mr. Mapes the Collector, and of divers head Constables to put in Execution that Order: And Captain Johnson, by himself, or such as he shall appoint, is required to be assisting in the Execution of this Order: And that an Acquittance, under the Hand of Sir Wm. Constable, .. a sufficient Discharge to the said Mapes, for so much as shall be paid in by virtue of this Order.
Ordered, That Sir Michael Levisey, or Captain Blunt, or either of them, or any of their Deputy or Deputies, shall have Power and Authority to search any such House as they shall be informed of has furnished any Arms to the late Rebels in Kent; and to seize all such Arms as they shall find in any such House.
Affairs in Hertford.
The humble Petition of Michael Young of Barkhamsted in the County of Herts, in the Behalf of himself, and divers others, Inhabitants; complaining, that their Horse and Sheep are taken, without any Authority; and that one Lawrence, of Gadsden, in one of these Riotors: And it is Ordered, that the said Lawrence be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent: And it is referred to Mr. Selden, Mr. Hill, and Mr. Browne, to prepare an Ordinance to establish a Provost Marshal; with Power to ride with a competent Strength, to prevent all riotous Assemblies, and to suppress and crush them in the first Rising.
Ordered, That my Lord General be desired to grant a Commission to the Earl of Manchester, to be Serjeant Major General of all the Forces of the Six associated Counties.
Resolved, &c. That the Six associated Counties shall forthwith raise a Body of Ten thousand Foot and Dragoons, to withstand the Enemy.
Resolved, &c. That Four thousand Foot, formerly ordered to be raised in those Six associated Counties, or which are already raised, shall be accounted Part of these Ten thousand.
Ordered, That the Divines of the Assembly that are Resiants of these associated Counties, and now attending the Assembly, shall be desired to go down into their several Counties, to stir up the People in those several Counties to rise for their Defence.
Petition of civilly-disposed Women.
The Petition, intituled, The humble Petition of many civilly-disposed Women, inhabiting within the Cities of London, Westminster, Suburbs, and Parts adjacent, was this Day read.
Sir Robert Harley, Sir John Corbett, Sir John Hippisley, Mr. Buller, Mr. Noble, and Sir Edw. Bainton, are appointed to give an Answer to the Petition; to acquaint them with the earnest Desires of this House for a Peace; and that they will have the greatest Care of the Publick (and therein of them) as may be; and take their Petition into a further Consideration, very speedily.
Deputy Lieutenants of Essex.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Henry Mildmay of Graces in the County of Essex Esquire, to be one of the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Essex.
Ordered, That Lieutenant Colonel Rowe do forthwith deliver unto Colonel John Venne, Governor of Windsor Castle, Fifty Barrels of Powder, out of the Store remaining in his Hand that came in the Danish Ship, Three hundred Swords, Two hundred Muskets, with Rests and Belts: And this shall be his Warrant for so doing.
Ordered, That the Serjeant do take Mr. Pulford into his Custody, till the House take further Order.
Ordered, That the Name of Mr. * Herring be propounded to the Assembly, for their Testimony of him; who, by the Petition of divers of the chief Parishioners of Trinity Parish, in the City of Coventry, is desired to supply the Place of Mr. Robert Proctor, late Vicar and Incumbent of the Parish Church of Trinity Parish, in the City of Coventry, deceased; and that the Rents and Profits of the said Vicarage may be sequestred into the Hands of the Four Churchwardens, to the Use and Benefit of the said Mr. Herring, during his Residence there.
Assembly of Divines.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Sequestrations, to consider of and provide some Means and Allowance to be allowed unto the Divines of the Assembly, out of the said Sequestration Monies.
Vicar of Watford.
Ordered, That the Committee of Sequestrations do make such Allowance unto Dr. Burges, Vicar of Watford, for Cashoberry Park, as usually was made unto him by the Lord Capell, or any of his Ancestors.
Propositions to the King.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to prepare Reasons to be offered to the Lords, why this House cannot agree to the late Propositions sent down from them, 7544 7547 11 4 be required peremptorily to bring them in To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That Lawrence Ashburneham, Anthony Fowle, and Francis Selwyn, be added to the Committees named in the Ordinance for the Affairs of Sussex, of the Eighteenth of July: And have as full Power, to all Intents and Purposes, as any of those Committees, either by that Ordinance, or any other Order or Ordinance, have, might, or ought to have.