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, 19 Septembris, 1643.
Exchange of Prisoners.
RESOLVED, upon the Question, That this House doth approve of the Exchange of George Bailye, William Penvose, Mr. Champernoone, and Tho. Leighe, Prisoners to the Parliament's Forces, for the Exchange of Captain Butler, Rich. Penwarne, Ensign Hen.Keckwiche, and Lieutenant Garrett: And this House doth order, that the said George Baily, Wm. Penvose, Mr. Champernoone, and Tho. Leighe, shall be forthwith discharged from any further Restraint; it appearing, by Certificate, under the Hand of Sir John Barkley, that the abovesaid Persons, now in the Custody of his Majesty's Forces, shall, upon Advertisement that the Parliament Prisoners are discharged, they shall be discharged.
Exchange of Prisoners.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Exchange of Sir Richard Lecheforde, now Prisoner to the Parliament, for Captain Powell, Prisoner to the King's Forces in the West; and doth order, that the said Sir Richard Lecheford be forthwith discharged from any further Restraint.
A Letter from Colonel Massie, Governor of Gloucester, from Gloucester; of Septembris 16, was this Day read:
And Serjeant Major Ferrer, Captain Pury, Officers of the Garison of Gloucester, were called in; and presented, from the Governor and Council of War, divers Propositions in Writing, for the subsisting and Maintenance of that Town. Serjeant Major Ferrer likewise propounded, by Word of Mouth, that he might have Four hundred of the Earl of Stamford's Men, that came out of Exeter; and that they might have Liberty to beat up Drums for Voluntiers, to make up those Four hundred a Thousand.
The Officers withdrew, and the Propositions were read.
Ordered, That Serjeant Major Ferrer, and other Officers of the Garison of Gloucester, shall have Liberty to beat up their Drums here, or elsewhere, for raising of Voluntiers, to the Number of One thousand; for recruiting and Safety of the City and Garison of Gloucester.
And it is Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety do take Course, and grant their Warrants, that the said Officers, may have present Monies advanced unto them, for Impresting, Raising, and Entertaining their Men.
Mr. Hodges, Mr. Stevens, Mr. Pury, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Moore, Sir Christ. Wray, Mr. Jennour, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Niclas, Sir Rob. Pye, Mr. Oldisworth;
This Committee is appointed to consider of the Propositions from the Governor of Gloucester, and Council of War of that Garrison; and from Mr. Pury, and City of Gloucester; touching the Subsistence of that Garison and City: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the inner Court of Wards: And the Care of this Order is recommended especially to Mr. Pury: And they, or any Four of them, have Power to meet; and have Power to send for Parties, Papers, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Pury shall have Thanks returned him, from this House, for the great Service he has done at Gloucester; and that he return Thanks from this House to the Mayor and Corporation of Gloucester:
Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, returned the Thanks of the House accordingly.
Serjeant Major Ferrer, Captain White, and Captain Pury, were called in; and an Acknowledgment made unto them of the great Service by them, and the rest of the Officers of Gloucester, to the Commonwealth, in their Service done at Gloucester: And Thanks was returned unto them, and by them to the rest of the Officers of that Garison, by Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Navy to provide, that a Ship of Strength be forthwith sent to ride in Yermouth Road, for Safeguard of those Coasts, and Safety of the Fishermen.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Rob. Riche and Mr. Page;
The Lords have received a Petition from One hundred and Twenty Mariners of the Ship May Flower, of London which has been long time in the Parliament Service, and do set down, that Eight Months Entertainment are due unto them; and desire, that they may have their Pay. The Lords desire, that this House would take this Petition into Consideration; and give Order therein.
The Petition was read:
And it is Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee of the Navy, who are required to examine what Arrears are due to the Petitioners; and to take the best and speediest Course they can, for their Satisfaction.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Exchange of Prisoners.
Ordered, That the French Quarter Master, Prisoner aboard Captain Jones Ship, shall be forthwith discharged, for the Exchange of Lieutenant Taylor, Prisoner at Waymouth, upon Certificate that the said Lieutenant Taylor shall be discharged.
Ordered, That this House doth approve of the Exchange of Mr. George Sheiffeild the elder, Prisoner to the Parliament, for Mr. De la March, Prisoner at Weimouth, upon Certificate that the said De la March shall be discharged.
Mission to Denmark.
Mr. Pym reports from the Committee appointed to consider of Instructions to be sent with those employed to the King of Denmark: Which were read: And a Letter, to be sent therewith, was likewise read; and, upon the Question, were assented unto; and ordered, that the Lords Concurrence be desired herein.
Allowance to Wakerley.
Ordered, That Mr. Wakerley shall have Two hundred Ponnds per Annum allowed him; and that the Committee for the Safety do give Warrant for the Payment of the same, at such times as the Committee shall think fit.
Ordered, That Mr. Pym, Mr. Bond, and Mr. Holland, do bring in a short Declaration to pass both Houses, concerning the taking of the Covenant, for the firmer uniting of the Two Kingdoms, by all Commanders in the Parliament Service.
Ordered, That such Officers and Commanders, in the County of Lancaster, in the Service of the Parliament, as shall refuse to take the Covenant, it being tendered unto them, shall be discharged of their Commands, and secured, if the Committees of that County, or the greater Part of them, shall so think fit.
Money for Plymouth.
Ordered, That Mr. Waddon, Mr. Ash, Mr. Rolls, and Mr. Vassall, do go to the City, and acquaint them with the Necessity of the present Payment of the Monies designed for Plymouth.
Toby Mills, being called in to the Bar, and charged to have reported, That he knew my Lord Say and Mr. Pym had transported great Treasure beyond Sea; answered, He never said any such Thing; nor knew any such Thing.
Ordered, That Toby Mills be committed to the Gatehouse in Westminster; there to remain during the Pleasure of this House.
Lord Montnorris' Pass.
Ordered, That my Lord Montnorris shall have a Pass, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, to go to the Fort of Duncannon in Ireland; but not to Dublyn.
Surrender of Lyn.
Articles agreed upon for surrendering of Lyn to the Earl of Manchester, were read.
Letter to Bruerton.
Ordered, That Mr. Rob. Goodwyn bring in a Letter to be sent to Sir Wm. Bruerton, for the sending up to the Lord Lisle, as formerly.
Sir E. Baynton.
Ordered, That Sir Edward Baynton shall be forthwith removed out of the Tower, to his Lodging, upon his Promise to be a true Prisoner to the House.
Soldiers at Isle of Wight.
Ordered, That the Governor of the Isle of Wight do permit the Soldiers ashipboard, bound for Plymouth, to come ashore in the Isle of Wight, to air themselves, for the better Preservation of their Health: And that Mr. Lisle do write a Letter to that Purpose.
Malignants in East India Trade.
Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Long, Mr. Blakiston, are appointed to go To-morrow to the East India Company, concerning the taking out of such Goods as are the Adventures of Malignants and Delinquents.
Ordered, That this Report concerning the Papers and Propositions out of Scotland be resumed To-morrow Morning at half an Hour after Seven of Clock: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind hereof; and to suffer no other Business whatsoever to intervene: And that no Committees sit.