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, 28 Martii, 1643.
Ordered, That the Committee at Haberdashers Hall shall have Power to send for the Committees, Collectors, and Assessors, and to require an Accompt of them, what Proceedings they had made in the Service upon the weekly Assessments; and that the Consideration of the Objection made by the City against the Common Councilmen being Committees, be referred unto them; to reconcile it in the best Way they may.
Ordered, That the Committee of this House, upon the Ordinance for seizing the Estates of Delinquents, do meet when and where they please, to prepare all Things, that may be necessary for the speedy and effectual putting in Execution the said Ordinance.
Muskets for Nottingham.
Ordered, That Capt. Harold Scrimshire, or his Lieut. Henry Fullher, shall have Liberty to transport from this Town to Nottingham, for the Service of the County of Nottingham, One hundred and sixty Muskets; and have Power to press Carriages, for the speedy conveying of them, paying for the same.
A Letter of the 25 of March, from the Committee at Coventry, complaining of the Diversion of the ordinary Posts, and the Letters, occasioned by Mr. Burlemachi, as is conceived; and referred to Mr. Hill, to consider of this and other Abuses of the Postmasters, and to consider of some Means of redressing them.
Sir K. Digby.
A Letter, of the 27th of March, from the Lord Mayor concerning the Commitment of Sir Kenelme Digby, and the Occasion of it, and the Lord Mayor's Desire for his Enlargement, was this Day read; and nothing done upon it at this time.
Broccas, a Prisoner
Prisoners of War
Message to Lords.
Sir Rob. Harley went up to the Lords with the Message Yesterday appointed concerning the Ordinance for seizing the Estates of notorious Delinquents; the Order concerning Plymouth; the Order concerning the Committee of Cheshire; the Order concerning Reparations to be made to Sir Wm. Brereton; the Ordinance concerning Hertfordshire; and the Vote for naming of Sir Wm. Brereton to be one of the Committees for Staffordshire.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Examinations, to send for the Wharfingers, Woodmongers, or other Sellers of Newcastle Coals; and to enjoin them to sell their Coals according to the Rates settled by the Ordinance of both Houses; and to commit to such Prisons, as they shall think fit, such as shall refuse to obey the said Ordinance; and to examine and inquire into the Contemners of the said Ordinance.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Rob. Harley brings Answer, That the Lords will send Answer by Messengers of their ... to the three Orders carried up by him: they do agree to name Sir Wm. Brereton a Committee of Staffordshire; and have appointed their Committee to meet this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
An Ordinance for sequestring the Rents and Profits of the Rectory of the Church of Heyling; in the County of Lincolve, (whereof Edm. Lynold was formerly Rector, and was deprived by Sentence of the High Commission Court, expressing no Reason or Crime particular) into the Hands of certain Sequestrators, named in the said Ordinance, to the Use, and for the Benefit of the said Edm. Lynold; who is hereby appointed and required to preach every Lord's Day, and to take care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Place in all the Duties thereof, until further Order shall be taken by both Houses; was this Day read; and by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Sabridge worth Vicarage.
An Ordinance for sequestring the Rents and Profits of the Vicarage of Sabridgeworth in the Com. Herts, whereof Christopher Webb is Vicar, into the Hands of certain Sequestrators, named in the said Ordinance, to the Use and for the Benefit, of Sam. Aynsmorth, Master of Arts, a godly, learned and orthodox Divine; who is hereby appointed and required to preach every Lord's Day, and to officiate as Vicar, and to take care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Place in all the Duties thereof, until further Order shall be taken by both Houses of Parliament; was this Day read; and by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Letters from Brereton, &c.
Ordered, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Noble, Mr. Millington, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Rous, Sir Jo. Clottworthy; are appointed to prepare Heads for a Conference with the Lords on Thursday Morning next, concerning the Letters from Sir Wm. Brereton, and the Crucifix taken in the Pocket of the Earl of Northampton.
Removal of Capuchins.
Master of the Rolls Sequestration.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Monies, where Mr. Trenchard has the Chair, to call the Clerks of the Rolls, the Collectors of the casual Fines, and all their Servants, and to know what Monies are due, or payable, upon the Profits of that Office; and, likewise to call before them the Clerk in Sir Peter Osborne's Office, to whom the Respite of Homage is paid; to require him to pay in all such Monies he has in his Hands, to the Treasurer at Wars, according to a former Order.
Resolved, &c. That Lieutenant Oakes formerly apprehended, and now in the Serjeant's Custody, upon an Information of Words spoken by him to the Dishonour and Prejudice of the Lord Inehequin, be forthwith released from any further Restraint.
Assessing of Members.
Resolved, &c. That the speedy Execution of the Order of the House, for the assessing of the Members of the House, according to their Abilities, towards the Maintenance of the Army, shall be proceeded with as one Means for the raising of Money.