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, ult Septembris, 1643.
MR. Long reports, That Four hundred Forty-five took the Covenant Yesterday, in St. Margaret's, Westminster; Colonels, and other Gentlemen of Quality; and that Mr. Coleman preached, and took great Pains in it.
And it is Ordered, That Mr. Long do return him Thanks; and desire him to print his Sermon.
He further reported, That Colonel Grantham Yesterday took it in St. Margaret's.
Sir H. Vane sen. Sir Nevile Poole, Sir Jo. Young, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Tho. Grantham, Sir F. Barnham, Mr. Jo. Goodwyn, Mr. George Buller, Mr. Wm. Fitzwilliams, Mr. Fran. Drake, Mr. Rich. Harman, Mr. Jo. Selden, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Mr. Cecil, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Christopher Wray, Mr. Herb. Morley, the Lord Grey, Mr. Lowry, Sir Wm. Lewes; this Day took and subscribed the Covenant: And also, Sir Philip Stapleton, Sir Hen. Cholmley, Mr. Alex. Popham, and Mr. Onsloe.
Mr. Sandys, Captain Wingate, Sir Wm. Litton, Mr. Winwood, Mr. Whittacre, Sir Norton Knatchboll, Lord Wenman, Mr. Mountague, Sir Jo. Coke, Mr. Whitlock, Sir Edward Partheriche, Mr. Maynard, Mr. James Fienis, Mr. Edmund Dunch, desire Time: And Tuesday next is appointed for them, and for all other Members of the House, that have not yet taken it: And they are ordered and required then to take it.
Ordered, That Mr. Caryll be desired to preach at St. Margarett's, Westminster, on Friday next; and that the Covenant be there taken then, by such Officers, Gentlemen, and others, as are willing to take it; in the like manner as it was on Friday last.
Colonel Long, Mr. Browne, and Mr. Bond, are to take care of this Service.
Ordered, That Sir Rich. Grenvele shall have Thanks given unto him from this House, by Mr. Speaker, for the great Service and Advantage done by his Courage and Valour to the Protestant Religion, against the Papist Rebels in Ireland; and be cleared, by the Opinion of this House, from any thing that might seem to lie upon him, by Occasion of the Manner of his coming up under some kind of Restraint; and that such Horses of his as are seized, be forthwith restored, and delivered unto him.
He was called in: And Mr. Speaker * * * *.
Surplices inhibited to be worn.
Ordered, That Sir Rob. Harley do prepare an Order to inhibit the wearing of Surplices in all Cathedral, Collegiate, and Parish Churches; and for the better observing the Lord's Day.
Proceedings against Dr. Feateley.
An intercepted Letter from Doctor Feateley to the Archbishop of Armagh, laying great Imputations upon the Proceedings and Members of the Assembly, and upon divers Members of the Parliament; and whereby it appears, that he is an Espy and Intelligencer to Oxon; the which Letter was examined before a Committee, and the Doctor called to his Answer; and confessed all the material Points of it.
Resolved, &c. That Dr. Feately shall be discharged from being a Member of the Assembly.
Resolved, &c. That the Rectories of Lambeth and Acton, whereof Dr. Featly is now Rector and Incumbent, be forthwith sequestred from Dr. Feately.
Resolved, &c. That Doctor Feately shall be committed Prisoner to the Lord Peter's House in Aldersgate Street, there to remain a Prisoner, during the Pleasure of the House.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. White, of Dorchester, shall be preferred to the Sequestration of Lambeth.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Nye shall be preferred to the Sequestration of Acton.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Bond shall be preferred to the Sequestration of the Savoy, to preach there.
Committee to Common Council.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of this House, appointed on Saturday last to go to the Common Council, shall go to the Common Council on Monday next, by Seven of Clock.
The Lords to be desired, that their Committee may do the like.
Hills, &c. Accounts.
Whereas it is this Day reported to the House, from the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, that it is alledged unto them, by Colonel Arthur Hill, That he himself hath disbursed, in ready Money, Eight hundred Pounds and upwards, and stands engaged with Colonel Chichester in a far greater Sum, amounting in all to near Eight thousand Pounds, for the buying of Pro- visions, not only for the Soldiers raised by themselves, but also for others taken into Pay by the Parliament, ever since the Second Day of February 1641: It is now Ordered, by this House, That General Major Monro, Colonel Hume, Sir Roger Langsford, Sir Rob. Adare, and the Mayor of Carrickfergus, for the Time being, or any Two of them, be hereby desired and authorized to examine and cast up the Accounts of the said Colonel Chichester and Colonel Hill, concerning those Disbursements and Engagements, for Victual and Clothing of those Regiments of Foot, and Troops of Horse; and, having distinguished those Disbursements, both for the Times wherein they were made, either before the Second of February 1641, or afterwards, till they were taken into Victual and Pay of this State; and for the respective Regiments and Troops that received the same; and upon whom the same may hereafter be proportionably defalked; that they certify the same hither to the Parliament.
Whereas the Companies of London have been rated, by an Act of Common Council, towards the raising of Monies advanced by the City for the publick Service; for the Repayment whereof the City is secured, by Ordinance of Parliament; and whereas there are divers Companies that are behind in the Payment of the Rates so assessed upon them: It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the said Companies, so in Arrear, do forthwith pay their Rates, assessed upon them; or otherwise that the Lands and Revenues of the said Companies shall be sequestred, in the like manner as the Estates and Revenues of Delinquents, by the Ordinance of Sequestrations, are and ought to be sequestred.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Message to Lords.
Sir Rob. Pye went up to the Lords, and carried up this Order: And was to desire the Lords to dispatch the Ordinance concerning Saltpetre; and that they will consent, that their Committee may, together with the Committee of this House, go to the Common Council, on Monday Morning next, by Seven of Clock.
Ordered, That the House do take into Consideration, on Monday Morning, the Adjourning of the House.
Ordered, That the Petition of Richard Morgan, late a Soldier in Ireland, be referred to the Committee for Irish Affairs.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Robert Pye brings Answer; As to the Ordinance for sequestring the Estates of the Companies behind, with the Monies they promised; and for a Committee to be in London on Monday Morning; the Lords do agree; and will send Answer speedily, concerning the Ordinance for Saltpetre.
Lord Peter's Sequestration.
Resolved, &c. That the Lord Peter's Estate shall be forthwith sequestred; and that it be recommended to Mr. Wm. Atwood, Sir Henry Holcroft Knight, Henry Mildmay of Graces, Edward Birkhead, and Carey Mildmay Esquires, or any Two of them, to see this Order, and the Ordinance for Sequestration, put in Execution.
Proceedings against Farre.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Farre shall be committed, during the Pleasure of this House, to the Custody of the Serjeant.
Resolved, &c. That my Lord of Warwick be desired to discharge Lieutenant Colonel Farre from any Command under his Lordship.
Ordered, That Colonel Farre be discharged from being of the Committee, or a Deputy Lieutenant, in the County of Essex.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Wm. Peter's, and Mr. Henry Peter's Estates shall be forthwith sequestred; and that it be recommended to Mr. Atwood, and Mr. Barrington to put this Order in Execution.
Lord Rivers', &c. Sequestrations.
Resolved, &c. That the Estates of the Lord Rivers, Sir Henry Audley, and Mr. Killegrew, in the County of Essex, or other Parts of this Kingdom, shall be forthwith sequestred: And that it be recommended to Sir Thomas Honniwood, Mr. Atwood, Mr. Barrington, Mr. Ralph Harrison, and Mr. Richard Harlakenden, or any Two of them, to see this Order put in Execution.