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, 1 Aprilis, 1643.
ORDERED, That Sir Jo. Burgoyne, Bart. Wm. Duncombe and Tho. Rolle Esquires, shall speedily put in Execution the Ordinance, for the weekly Assessments, in the County of Bedford, and that they give Information to this House of their Proceedings therein; and that they give Notice to the rest of the Committee, to attend the Service.
Persons sent for.
Resolved, &c. That Jo. Sawyer, Francis Dorrington, Henry Bullock, and Martin Webling, be forthwith sent for, as Delinquents, for abusing of the Collectors of the weekly Assessments, when they were upon that Service.
Marshal's, &c. Pass.
Resolved, &c. That Gawen Marshal, William Reade, and Wm. Burne, Servants to the Commissioners of Scotland, shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to go to Oxon.
A Letter of the Twenty-seventh of March from Portesmouth, from Captain Moulton, Captain of the Swiftsure, informing, that divers Ships lie in that Port at....
Persons sent for.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Peter Zele, Mayor of the Town of Southampton, be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, for opposing the Service of the Parliament, and disobeying the Ordinance for pressing Mariners.
Persons in Custody, &c.
Ordered, That no Motion shall be made for the Discharge of any Man, under Restraint, but between the Hours of Ten and Eleven.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Piscodd, of Southampton, shall be sent for in safe Custody.
Ordered, That the Gentlemen of Hantshire do meet this Afternoon, to consider in what manner these Gentlemen may be sent for, and brought up.
Ordered, That it be recommended unto Sir Wm. Lewes, Governor of Portesmouth, to give a Speedy Dispatch in delivering the Guns, and Gun Stores, that are in his Power, and belonging to the Swiftsure and Jocelyn, riding in Portesmouth Harbour.
Members to attend.
Ordered, That Mr. Gallop and Mr. Exton, Members of this House, be forthwith summoned to attend.
Ordered, That the Committee for Ireland, where Sir H. Vane has the Chair, and the Committee for the Navy, do meet together, on Monday Morning at Eight of Clock; to consider of present sending forth of a good and sufficient Guard of convenient Ships, upon the Coasts of Ireland and Wales; and that Sir Wm. Lewis do, this Afternoon, attend the Committee for the Navy; and that he be conferred with, and required to deliver up the Guns, and Gun Stores, that are in his Custody, belonging to the Swiftsure and the Jocelyn; and that the Committee for the Navy do give Order for Captain Swanleye's present going upon the Service of Ireland; and that they take care for sending another Ship, in the stead of Captain Swanleye's, to the Port of Waymouth.
Proclamation to be taken down.
Ordered, That Colonel Moore, Mr. Glyn, and Mr. Wheeler, do take down the Proclamation, set up in St. Peter's Street, prohibiting the Collection of the weekly Assessments; and inquire, by the best Means they can, who set it up.
Scarcity of Coals.
Ordered, That Mr. Corbett, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Bence, do acquaint my Lord Mayor, and the Court of Aldermen, with the Report from the Committee, concerning the Scarcity of the Coals; and consider, with them, of the best ways they can for supplying the City with Fewel.
Treaty with the King.
A Letter from the Committees at Oxforde, dated 31 Martii, Twelve at Night, was read; informing the House, that by Monday next, they hope the House shall have the King's Resolution, touching the Cessation.
Ordered, That the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds, by the Week, charged upon the City of London, by an Ordinance of both Houses, appointed by the said Ordinance to be paid unto the Treasurer of the Army, raised by the Parliament, for the Time being, at Guildhall, London, be paid unto the Treasurers for Money and Plate, at Guildhall aforesaid; and that Acquittances, under their or any Two of their Hands, shall be a sufficient Discharge, unto the respective Parties that shall pay in the same, notwithstanding the aforesaid Ordinance, or any thing therein contained; and that they shall keep these Monies, and the Accompts of them, distinct from other Monies; and that there be a Comptroller appointed upon the Receipts and Issues of these Monies.
Mr. Glyn is appointed to prepare an Ordinance to this Purpose.
Conference with Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath.
The Lords desire a present Meeting at a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning the Contents of a Letter received from the Earl of Northumberland.
Answer returned by the same Messengers, that this House has considered their Lordships Message; and will send a present Answer by Messengers of their own.
Sir Rob. Harley is appointed to go up to the Lords to acquaint them, that this House is ready to give a present Meeting, at a Conference, as was desired at the last Message; and to desire, that this House may communicate unto them, at the same Conference a Letter they have received from their Committees at Oxon: And is likewise to desire them to join with this House, in the Order for the speedy sending away the Capuchins.
Sir Rob. Harley brings Answer, that the Lords agree, that this House should communicate, at this Conference, the Letter they received from the Committees at Oxon; and, as to the Removal of the Capuchins, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Pym, Mr. Marten, Sir Rob. Harley, are appointed Managers and Reporters of this Conference.
Pass to go to France.
Ordered, That * * a Frenchman, employed from the Agent to the French King, shall have Mr. Speaker's Pass to go into France; and likewise his Warrant for the taking of Post Horses, at the usual Rates.
Ordered, That Mr. Greenhill be desired to preach, at the next Fast, before the Commons, at St. Margaret's, Westminster, on the next Fast-day: Sir Peter Wentworth to move him herein.
Money for Ireland.
Mr. Maynard reports the Bill, intitled, An Act for the speedy Payment of such Sums of Money which have been under-written, for the reducing the Rebels in Ireland, and remain unpaid, with the Amendments, Additions, and Provisoes: The which Amendments, Additions, and Provisoes were read.
Resolved, That the Name of Mr. Lawrence Halsteed, in all Parts of this Bill, shall be left out; and the Name of Alderman Chambers inserted every-where in his stead.
The Question being put, for the recommitting of the Bill;
The House was divided.
|Sir Jo. Clotworthy, Mr. Reynolds,||Tellers for the Noe:||38.|
|Sir Christ. Yelverton, Sir Rob. Harley,||Tellers for the Yea:||41.|
Resolved, That this Bill be recommitted, upon the whole Debate: And the Committee are to meet on Monday in the ...
Ordered, That the Business of the Conference, this Day had, concerning the Letters sent from Oxon, be taken into Consideration, on Monday Morning, the first Business:
The next Business to be concerning Sheriff Langham's Currans.
Removal of Capuchins, &c.
Ordered, That the Hangings and Houshold-Stuff, at the Capuchins House belonging to the Queen, be delivered unto the Keeper of Somersett-house, upon Inventory, and a Receipt of them taken under the Hand of the Keeper of Somersett-house: And Mr. Browne is discharged of any further Attendance.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed, concerning the Removal of the Capuchins, do search the Friars Studies, and peruse the Papers, and prepare a Declaration and Narrative of the Matter of Fact, and the whole Course of Proceedings, observed in the Removal of the Capuchins, and demolishing of the superstitious and idolatrous Monuments there; and that they take notice of the great Quantities of Beads, Crucifixes, and other superstitious Books and Pictures, found in the Friars Studies; and that Sir H. Mildmay be added to this Committee: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Three of Clock.
Mr. Marten reports from the Conference, that the Earl of Manchester presented a Letter from the Earl of Northumberland at Oxon, of the last of March: The which was read.
Treaty with the King.
Resolved, That Notice shall be given to my Lord General, that no Cessation is agreed upon.
Resolved, &c. That Notice shall be given to my Lord General that no Cessation can be concluded without the further Consent of both Houses, in regard the Time is elapsed.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, that they will not agree to a Cessation, without first giving timely Notice to my Lord General.
Ordered, That Mr. Pym do, this Afternoon, send a Copy of these Votes, and of the Instructions upon the Cessation, and of the Letters from the Committees at Oxon, of the One-and-thirtieth and Twenty-ninth of March, to my Lord General.
The Question being put, whether this Debate, concerning a further Time to be given to the Committees to treat, shall be now laid aside;
The House was divided;
And the Yeas went out.
|Mr. Holles, Sir Ro. Harley,||Tellers for the Yea:||56.|
|Sir Jo. Clotworthy, Mr. Strode,||Tellers for the Noe:||62.|
Resolved, &c. That further Time shall be given to the Committees at Oxforde, to treat upon the two first Propositions; viz. the first Proposition of his Majesty's, and the first Proposition of both Houses.
Resolved, &c. That the Time prescribed for the Treaty upon the two first Propositions, shall be until Friday.
The Question being put, whether Friday, in this last Question, shall be taken, inclusive;
The House was divided:
The Yeas went out.
|Mr. Hollis, Sir Jo. Evelyn,||Tellers for the Noe:||54.|
|Sir Rob. Harley, Mr. Martyn,||Tellers for the Yea:||57.|
Resolved, &c. That Friday, in this last Question, shall be taken inclusive.