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 Sabbati, 19 Augusti, 1643.
ORDERED, that the humble Petitions of Tho. Fisher Merchant, of Wm. Thompson Merchant, and of Tho. Walker of London, Haberdasher, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of this House for Sequestrations; who are enjoined to meet on Monday at Two, post Meridiem, upon them. And all Petitions of Creditors of those whose Estates are sequestred, are referred, in like manner, to the Consideration of this Committee.
An Order to sequester the Parsonage of Mickleham in the County of Surrey, whereof Jo. Nelson was Parson, to the Use of Wm. Hill, a godly, learned, and orthodox Divine; who is thereby authorized and required to officiate the said Cure, and to preach diligently to the said Parishioners; was this Day read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto.
Committee of both Houses.
Sir Jo. Clotworthy presents, from the Committee, Instructions for a Committee of both Houses: The which were read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords, for their Concurrence: And what those Instructions shall be delivered as a Head of a Conference with the Lords.
Members deserting Parliament.
Ordered, That such Members of the House as shall wilfully neglect their Service in the House, by departing the Gities of London and Westminster, or otherwise, without particular Leave first obtained from the House, shall be reputed and taken in the same Condition as those that ought to have their Estates sequestred; and shall have their Estates sequestred accordingly; for deserting the Service of the Commonwealth, in this time of imminent Danger: To be printed.
Ordered, That the Order, Yesterday made, for Three hundred Pounds in Haberdashers Hall, of Sir Jo. Gower's Estate, upon the Ordinance of the Nine-and-twentieth of November, to be employed for Poole, be revoked, and discharged.
Ashe's, &c. Arrears.
Ordered, That, in the disbursing and issuing out of the Monies that are or shall be received for Sir Wm. Waller, Consideration shall be had, of satisfying the Arrears due unto Mr. Ashe and his Brother, for Monies formerly furnished to Sir Wm. Waller, upon their Credits.
Ordered, That Mr. David Pollhill, and Mr. Wm. Swanne, sent up Prisoners from the Deputy Lieutenants for being Inciters and Encouragers in the Insurrection in Kent, be forthwith committed Prisoners to the Custody of the Serjeant; and that the Examination and Consideration of them be referred to the Committee for compounding with Prisoners, where Mr. Rich. Moore has the Chair.
Money for Poole.
Ordered, That Three hundred Pounds, of the deposited Monies at Haberdashers..., be forthwith delivered unto Mr. Trenchard, upon Account, for the Service of Poole; and that the said Three hundred Pounds be repaid out of the next Monies that shall come in: And Mr. Bond is appointed to take care of the receiving this Money, and of the Repayment of it.
Leave of Absence.
Member to attend.
Committee to Lord General.
Sir Jo. Clotworthy reports; That the Lords do agree to the Instructions for the Committee appointed to go to my Lord General; and have appointed Four Lords of their House; who are ready presently to go: And do desire, that this House would appoint a Committee of a proportionable Number.
Mr. Recorder, Sir Jo. Clotworthy, Mr. Pym, Mr. Reynolds, Sir Jo. Hippisley, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Jephson, Sir Nevile Poole, are appointed to go to my Lord General with a proportionable Number of the Lords, upon the Propositions and Instructions agreed upon by both Houses.
Countess of Banbury.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Holles shall have the Leave of the House, to go along with his Lady into the Isle of Wight, to place her there; and is to return again to the Service of the House, in convenient time.
Ordered, That Captain Higgons shall march, with his Troop, to my Lord General, to be mustered; and, upon his Muster, shall be entertained into the Pay of the State; and be paid in the same manner, and out of the same Monies, as Colonel Morleye's and Colonel Stapeley's Troops are paid.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom, to dispatch away the Troop that was Captain Bladwell's, Major Melling's Troop, and Mr. Marten's Troops, with all Speed, to my Lord General: And to give an Account of this Service, on Monday Morning.
This Committee, or any Three of them, are to examine what Monies Colonel Marten has received and disbursed; and to report the whole State of the Accompts to this House: And are to meet on Monday next, at Two post Meridiem, in the Exchequer Court.
Grant to Hesilrig.
Commissioners of Customs.
Sir Jo. Hotham.
Exchange of Prisoners.
Ordered, That this House doth approve of the Exchange of Wm. Hooper, Prisoner in the Fleet, for Lieutenant Tho. Carr, Captain Lieutenant to Colonel Chudley, upon Certificate that the said Lieutenant Tho. Carre, Prisoner with Sir Ralph Hopton, shall be discharged.
Ordered, That Colonel Marten, a Prisoner in the Tower, by Order of this House, shall have the Liberty of the Tower: And this House doth declare, that their Intention never was, that he should be kept close Prisoner, or that the Access of any Friends unto him should be debarred him.
Countess of Banbury.
Upon Mr. Serjeant Wilde's Report from the Conference concerning the Countess of Banbury; it is Ordered, That the Countess of Banbury shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to go into France, with Twelve Servants (the which are to be named in the Body of the Warrant;) and to carry with her Linen and Wearing Apparel, and such other Necessaries as are convenient for her Journey; provided she transport no prohibited Goods: She is likewise to have a Warrant for a Coach and Six Horses, and Ten Saddle Horses, to pass to the Sea-side, and to return to carry her Ladyship and her Servants to the Port where she imbarks.
Ordered, That the Mayor of Rye, be authorized, and hereby required, by this House, to make diligent Search in all Trunks, Packs, and other Goods, that come to that Town to be transported; and to seize all such Goods, Monies, or other Things, as are prohibited to be transported: And to give an Account thereof unto this House.
Hull Committee, &c.
An Order for the Indemnity of the Committee at Hull, for what they have done in the apprehending of Sir Jo. Hotham and his Son, and in fortifying the Town of Hull, &c. was this Day read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto.
Hotham's Plate, &c.
Die Sabbati, 19 Augusti, 1643. post Meridiem.
Exchange of Prisoners.
ORDERED, That this House doth approve of the Exchange of Mr. Jo. Fortescue and Mr. Peter Fortescue, Prisoners to the Parliament, for Captain Waddon and Mr. Jo. Cosh, Prisoners to Sir Ralph Hopton's Forces: And do order, that the said Mr. John Fortescue and Mr. Peter Fortescue shall be delivered, upon Certificate that the said Captain Waddon and Mr. Jo. Cosh shall be released, upon this Exchange.
Leave to visit a Prisoner.
Mr. Pym reports from the Lord General, "That the Committee had acquainted my Lord General with those Things they had in Charge: That he is desirous to move this Night, or To-morrow; but hath pitched upon Tuesday next to march with his Army; and the Place of Rendezvous to be on Honslowe Heath. He doth desire, according to the Propositions of both Houses, that there may be a Committee of both Houses there, to see in what Condition the Army is; and doth hope, against that Day, Care will be taken, Recruits, Cloaths, and Money, will be ready: And desires, that the City may know of it: And that you will interpose so, that he may have as many additional Forces as can be procured, especially Horse. This Answer was with much Readiness."
That the House understands, by this Committee, what Answer his Excellency has given to the Propositions from both Houses; and doubt not but their Lordships understand the like by theirs: And they think fitting, if their Lordships think fit to concur, that a Committee of both Houses might repair to the Common Council, to impart unto them the Propositions propounded to his Excellency, and his Lordships Answer; and how much it imports that his Excellency's Army should be forthwith supplied with Recruits, Money, Cloth, and additional Forces, especially of Horse.
Proceedings concerning Carew.
Ordered, That if Mr. Carew shall pass his Word, that he will be forthcoming to attend the further Pleasure of the House, when he shall be required; that he shall have Liberty to go to my Lord Sheffeild's House in the mean time; otherwise he is to stand committed to the Serjeant at Arms: And the Examinations of him, and the Occasions of his Journey; and whither he was going, is referred to the Committee for Examinations: Who are to meet upon it, on Monday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Answer brought by Sir Jo. Clottworthy from the Lords, That the same Committee that attended my Lord General, shall go into the City, with a Committee of a proportionable Number of the Lords, to acquaint them with the Propositions made to his Excellency, and his Answer to them; and shall use all good Ways for supplying his Army with Recruits, Money, Cloaths, and additional Forces, especially of Horse, to enable his Army to march, according to his Lordship's Desire.