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, 14 Septembris, 1643.
ORDERED, That it be referred to the Committee for Sequestrations of Lords and Commons, to consider of the Debt of Two hundred Pounds, which Wolley Lee owes unto Sir Martin Lister, and for which he hath obtained a Judgment against him; and that the said Sum, with the Interest due for the same, if the Truth hereof appear to the Committee, be satisfied out of the Estate of the said Wolly Lee, which is now sequestred.
Preparations on French Coast.
A Letter from Mr. Whitehead, from Portesmouth, of the Thirteenth of September, and an Information inclosed, touching great Preparations on the Coasts of Normandie, to be shipped at St. Mallowe's, and to be landed at Bristoll, were this Day read:
Duke D'Espernon, &c.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Bernard Duke D'Espernon, of Peter de la Salle, and Peter Matthewes, against James Pickering and others, be referred to the Committee for Obstructions in Courts of Justice; to take some Course for their Remedy and Relief, according to the Rules of Law and Justice.
Ordered, That the Earl of Warwick be desired to give Order and Directions to his Vice Admiral, and other Officers of his Fleet, to make Search of all Ships that pass; and to hinder all Women and Children from passing, unless they have particular License from this House. And this House doth further declare, That, if any Captain, or Master, of any Ship or Vessel, shall pass any People, contrary to this Order, that they will proceed further against them.
Commissioners of Excise.
Ordered, That the Papers, Subscriptions, Monies, and Arms, of the Committee at Merchant Taylors Hall, be transferred over to the Committee at Grocers Hall: And Mr. Ashherst is added to that Committee; and is to take care of the Business.
Ordered, That the Ship Sampson of Bristoll be fitted, and sent to my Lord of Warwick; and that her Lading be inventoried and sold, and the Proceed thereof employed for the Service of the Navy; and that a Third Part of the Ship, and Proceed, be assigned to the Mariners and Ship's Company, according to the Ordinance: And the Committee of the Admiralty are to see this effected.
Ordered, That the Third Part of the Money, (the whole being Three thousand Pounds) seized in a Hoy called the Black Horse, of Harling, upon the North Coasts, by Captain Bedwell, bound for Holland, shall be assigned and allowed to his Mariners and Ship's Company, according to the Ordinance.
Horner's &c. Account.
Ordered, That, upon the making up of the Account of the Monies disbursed and lent by Sir Jo. Horner, and others, for the Use of the State at Bristoll, that this House doth order, that they shall be satisfied out of the Monies that come in upon the Twentieth Part, next after those Monies, that are already assigned, are satisfied.
Ordered, That the Ship Hector, seized upon, carrying Salt, and other Provisions, to the Rebels in Ireland, be fitted, and sent to my Lord of Warwick; and that the Lading be sold, and the Proceed thereof employed for the Use and Service of the Navy; and the Third Part thereof assigned to the Mariners and Ship's Company, according to the Ordinance: And the Commissioners of the Admiralty to see it executed.
Archbishop of Canterbury.
Resolved, That Mr. Fr. Norman, Mr. Anth. Cruttenden, Mr. Tho. Luxford, Captain Tho. Springate, Mr. Ambrose Trayton, Mr. Edw. Goodman, be added to the Committee of Sequestrations for the County of Sussex.
Mr. Long, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Recorder do make Report of the Business concerning Mr. Long and Mr. Asheburnham; and that, upon That Report, some Consideration be had of Mr. Longe, out of the sequestred Estate of Mr. Asheburnham.
Malignants in East India Trade.
Ordered, That Sir Rob. Harley and Mr. Trenchard do take Order, that the Adventurers in the East India Trade, that belong to any Malignants or Delinquents, be forthwith taken out of the East India Company, and sold by a Candle, according to the usual Course; and Four thousand Pounds of the Proceed thereof delivered to Sir Wm. Waller, upon Account: And that Colonel Umfreyes be Assistant to them in the Execution of this Order; and that he go to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, and require a List of the Adventurers Names: And the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, Members of this House, are required to deliver this List.
This House doth declare, that they will take effectual Course for the future subsisting of Sir Wm. Waller, and his Army: And Mr. Speaker is appointed from time to time to put the House in mind hereof.
Ordered, That these particular Gentlemen, that advance present Monies for the Use of Sir Wm. Waller, shall be secured, upon the Adventure of the East India Trade, which belongs to Malignants and Delinquents; which Adventure is to be delivered over into the Possession of Mr. Blakeston, a Member of the House; who is hereby authorized to make Sale of the Goods, for Payment of the said Monies: And, if this Adventure be not sufficient to pay the Debts, that then the Goods of the Twentieth Part be disposed of for Payment of the said Monies: And Mr. *, Clerk to the East India Company, is hereby required to deliver the Calicoes belonging to Sir John Worsnam, forthwith to Mr. Blakiston; as also the rest of the said Goods, from time to time, as they shall be set out in Parts.
These Gentlemen, abovenamed, do offer instantly to lay down the said Monies, for the enabling Sir Wm. Waller presently to march: And Mr. Ash hath engaged himself farther, to lay down One thousand Pounds more, upon Delivery of the Goods into their Possession.
Mr. Pym reports the Covenant, as it was agreed upon, between the Committee of this House, and the Scots Commissioners: The which was read: and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be delivered unto the Lords, at a Conference.
Ordered, That this Draught of the Covenant be referred to the Assembly of Divines, to consider of it, whether, by the Amendments and Alterations in this Covenant, any thing do arise to them that may alter their Opinions they formerly gave to this House touching the passing the Covenant formerly referred unto them, in point of Conscience: And are to report their Opinions To-morrow Morning to this House: And Mr. Salloway is intrusted with the Delivery of this Order.
Assembly of Divines.
Advances for Army.
Ordered, That all the Monies advanced by the Members of this House, for the Use of Sir Wm. Waller, shall be paid in to Mr. Ashe; and that an Acquittance under his Hand shall be a sufficient Discharge to such as shall pay in any Monies.
Somerset House, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Avery, Deputy Governor of the Merchants Adventurers, and the Deputies of other Counties trading in Cloth, do deliver in a List of the Names of such Merchants as have paid Monies to the Gloucestershire Clothiers, or to the Clothiers of other Counties in the King's Command, contrary to the Order of this House to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall.
Person to attend.
Ordered, That Sir H. Vane and Sir Henry Heyman do forthwith go down to meet the Count D'Harcourt, and present him the Respects of this House; and to see that he have all Accommodations befitting a Person of his Quality.
Ordered, That the Estates of those Gentlemen of Suffolk be sequestred that were taken in Arms against the Parliament at Leystoff, or are now at Lynne, or that are at Roterdam, or other Parts beyond Seas; and . . whose Houses Summons have been left, according to the Order, and yet, notwithstanding, are not returned; the Time limited for their Return, being long since elapsed.
Money collected in Middlesex.
Ordered, That Mr. John Herne, of Lincolne's Inn, do pay such Monies as he has in his Hands of the County of Middlesex (being the Remain of Money collected in the County by virtue of Letters Patents for Relief of the Visited in the Out Parishes about London, in Anno 1636, which was paid in Part to Sir Tho. Gardiner, and Part to Mr. Herne, and by Order of the Council Table, to be employed to erect a Pest House for the County) to Mr. Brooke, Treasurer of the County; and that, upon Payment of the Money, according to this Order, an Acquittance, under the Hand of the said Mr. Brooke, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Mr. Herne.
Upon the Petition of Thomas Throckmorton Merchant, now Prisoner in the King's Bench, who is a Debtor to the old Customers in One hundred and Ninety-three Pounds, and prayeth, that One hundred Pounds may be accepted, in regard of his Poverty: