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 Veneris, 11 Augusti, 1643.
Halford's, &c. Pass.
ORDERED, That Mr. Robert Halford and Mr. Arthur Crew Merchants, shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to pass beyond the Seas, provided they transport no prohibited Goods.
The humble Petition of the Parishioners of the Parish of Camberwell in the County of Surrey, whose Names are underwritten, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for plundered Ministers: The Petition likewise of Susan Carter, Widow, Relict of Samuel Carter, Minister, deceased; and likewise the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parish of Camberwell, desiring Mr. Gage to be Vicar of the said Parish, were read; and ordered to be referred to the Committee for plundered Ministers: And that Mr. Gregory, late of Camberwell, be especially recommended unto the Consideration of this Committee.
Ordered, That Two hundred Pounds shall be bestowed upon Susan Carter, Widow, Relict of Samuel Carter, deceased, out of the Estate of Sir Peter Ricaut: And it is referred to Mr. Rose and Mr. Blakiston to see this Order put in Execution.
Ordered, That the Letter from the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Kent, concerning such Ministers as have been Actors or Abettors in the late Insurrection in Kent (whose Places they desire may be speedily supplied); and the Names of the Ministers and Places; be referred to the Committee of plundered Ministers; to examine the Matter of Fact against them; and to consider of fitting Men to be put in the Places of such, as, upon Examination, they find to be guilty of the Crimes objected against them; such Ministers as shall be approved of by the Assembly of Divines.
Shipwrights, &c. Arrears.
The humble Petition of the Shipwrights, Cawkers, Joiners, House Carpenters, and other Artificers, belonging unto his Majesty's Yard and Navy at Chatham, desiring that this House would take some present Course, that the Arrears of Seven Months, due unto them, may be forthwith paid, to relieve their present Necessities; was this Day read.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, upon the Request of Sir Jo. Conyers, Lieutenant of the Tower, who hath Occasion to depart this Kingdom, upon important Affairs of his own, That Sir Jo. Conyers do this Day deliver the Custody of the Tower into the Hands of Sir Rob. Harley, one of the Members of the House of Commons, who is to keep the same until Sir John Conyers imbark himself; and then the same to be delivered to the Hands of the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs, according to a former Ordinance made for that Purpose.
Discovery of Money to be transported.
Whereas this House is informed, by Marc Antoneo, that Twenty thousand Pounds is upon transporting, being the Monies of a Papist;
It is Ordered, That if so much shall be recovered, that Three thousand Pounds thereof be allowed to the Discoverer: If less than Twenty thousand Pounds, that then the said Marc Antonio shall have the Fourth Part of so much as shall accrue unto the State by his Discovery, provided it exceed not Three thousand Pounds.
The Execution of this Order is referred to the Care of Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Jo. Ashe, Mr. Jennour, or any Two of them; who are to command some of the Guards attending the House, to attend them, and to go along with this Marc Antonio to seize the said Monies; and have Power to break open Locks, Chests, Trunks, and to command Constables and other Officers to their Assistance.
Committee to meet.
Ordered, That the Committee at Merchant Taylors Hall, or any Five of them, do meet from time to time.
Letters and Propositions of the Earl of Denbighe's were this Day read: Whereupon.
It is Ordered, That Thanks be returned to the said Earl, for his great Care in furthering the Supplies for the Counties under his Command: And that it be recommended, in a special Manner, to the Committee for the Safety, to take into Consideration the Propositions of the Earl of Denbighe's to take a special Care, that all possible Diligence be used to furnish the Earl of Denbigh with the Particulars he desires: And if, by reason of the pressing Occasions to raise new Forces, and recruit my Lord General's Army, that these Supplies cannot be had for my Lord of Denbigh for the present, that then, in the next Place, his Lordship be supplied.
Poor Irish, &c. Sufferers.
Ordered, That Two of the Commissioners of the Customs be forthwith sent down to Gravesend, to see what poor Irish Women and Children, or English that have lost their Estate in Ireland, and are necessitated to go over Seas for Relief of their Friends there, are at Gravesend; and to give such of them a Pass to go beyond Sea, as they conceive most fitting: And likewise to give a Pass to such Wallounes, French or Dutche, as are poor Artificers, or that inhabit beyond Seas, or go over to receive Relief from their Friends.
Ordered, That Mr. Edward Cannon be forthwith dismissed and put out of the military Ground; and that the Committee for the Militia do place therein such other Person as the said Committee shall think fit.
Disarming Malignants, &c.
Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Niclas, Mr. Prediaux;
This Committee is to prepare an Ordinance to enable the Committee for the Militia to disarm Malignants; to prepare an Oath for the Discovery of them; to seize the Estates of such as shall conceal their Arms; to remove such as are notorious Malignants; and to make some Declaration against Tumults; and to declare, that such as shall rise without Authority, may, by Authority of both Houses, be executed by martial Law presently in the Place where they shall be apprehended: To give the Committee for the Militia Power to give Order for the shutting up of Shops, as Occasion shall require.
Ordered, That the Pamphlet intituled, A Discourse or Parley continued, betwixt Patricius and Peregrine, upon their Landing in France, touching the Cicil Wars of England and Ireland, be referred to the Committee for Examinations.
Leave to speak to a Prisoner.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Fairefaxe, the Countess of Carlile, the Countess of Exeter, and Countess of Stamford, shall have Liberty to speak with Colonel Goringe, in the Presence of Sir Henry Mildmay and Mr. Reynolds.
Persons to be examined.
Ordered, That Major Purefrey and Captain Purefrey shall be examined by the Committee appointed to examine Sir John Hotham, or by any Three of them.
Lovewell's, &c. Pass.
Ordered, That Ralph Lovewell and Sarah Churches shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to pass into Holland, notwithstanding any former Order of Restraint.
Message from Lords.
Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leeche and Dr. Aylett;
That the Lords have sent down to this House a Petition of Judge Mallett's for his Enlargement; which they have thought fit to grant, and desire the Concurrence of this House. That the Marquis of Vieuville's Two Sons desire a Pass for France, with Twelve Horse betwixt them; and the one of them is at Oxford, and desires a Pass for his coming hither from thence: All which the Lords have thought fit to grant.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; that this House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Conniers' Petition, &c.
Ordered, That the Petition and Articles of Sir John Conniers, Lieutenant of the Tower, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Tower; who are to meet upon it this Afternoon at Two of the Clock; and to make a speedy Report, that Justice may be done.
Message to Lords.
Sir Robert Pye carried up the Lords the Ordinance concerning the Tower: Was likewise to put the Lords in mind of the additional Ordinance for Sequestrations: And carried up the Name of Captain Henry Mildemay, to be one of the Deputy Lieutenants of the County of Essex.
Sending Ministers into Counties.
An Order for sending divers godly Ministers into divers Counties, whose Names are annexed, to possess the People with the Truth and Justice of the Parliament's Cause in taking up of defensive Arms, was this Day presented to the House, and read; and ordered to be referred to the Assembly of Divines; to consider of the Persons named, and to return their Testimony of the Fitness of them to the House.
Assembly of Divines, &c.
Ordered, That the Scribes of the Assembly, and their general Agent, may be comprehended within the Order made on Wednesday last, of referring the Consideration of the Divines of the Assembly to the Committee for Sequestrations; and likewise the Verger of the Church, and such others who attend constantly on the Assembly, and their Committee, and lose their Maintenance formerly gotten by shewing the Monuments.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of James Temple Esquire, Captain of the Fort of West Tilbury in Essex, and some Propositions concerning the same, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Six associated Counties; and are to bring in a Report of it To-morrow Morning.
An Ordinance for raising of Thirteen thousand Five hundred Pounds in the County of Essex, for the raising and arming of Five hundred Horse, according to an Ordinance of Parliament; and for the raising and arming of a thousand Dragoons, according to an Order of the Committee for the Safety, and to furnish them with a Month's Pay; and for raising and levying the same Monies, after the Manner and Proportion of the weekly Assessments; was this Day read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto: And ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That Sir John Coniers shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant, for himself and Family, to pass into Holland, according to a former Order; and that he shall have Leave to transport with him Six hundred Sixty-eight Ounces of Plate: The Particulars were presented in a Schedule annexed: The whole Parcel being but a small Proportion of what he brought into the Kingdom.
It is further Ordered, That the Committee for the Navy do write unto my Lord of Warwick, to desire him to assign unto Sir. John Conniers a Man of War to convoy him over into Holland.
Vicar of Watford.
Ordered, That to the Order made the Ninth of this Month, concerning Dr. Burges, and the Tithes from the Lord Capell, due to him as Vicar of Watford, this shall be added; viz. "as likewise all Oblations, and Easter Duties, and Tithes, or any Allowance for any other Lands, Farms or Messuages, now in the Tenure or Usage of the Lord Capell, according to the same Rates formerly paid for the same, before they came into his Possession."