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 Lunæ, 2 Octobris, 1643.
Person to be brought up.
A LETTER from Captain Rick. Lee, of October the First, from Rochester, concerning the Stay of Mr. Walth. Mountague.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Walth. Mountague be forthwith brought up to this House, with a safe and strong Convoy, and that Captain Lee do take especial Care to send him up according.., with such Letters and Papers as he has about him.
Somersett House Chapel.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Clotworthy, who has the Keys of the ChapelatSomersett House, do keep the Chapel in such Manner and Strictness, that there may be no Mass said in it; and the Committee for plundered Ministers do provide a learned and orthodox Minister to preach there, if the Inhabitants there shall desire, and will allow him Maintenance.
Ordered, That Mr. Recorder have Thanks given him for the great Service done the Parliament in the City.
Pass for Countess of Clare.
Ordered, That the Countess of Clare shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to go into Somersettshire to my Lord Pawlett's House, with her Retinue, Baggage, and Horses; and to return.
Affairs at Lynne.
The humble Petition of Tho. Humberstone of King's Lynne Gentleman, on the Behalf of himself and divers others of the said Town, by their Consent and Appointment: was this Day read.
Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Holland, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Gourdon, Mr. White, Mr. Lowry, Mr. Corbett, Sir Wm. Alanson, Sir Walth. Erle, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Bence, Mr. Vassall, Sir Christ. Wray;
This Committee is appointed to consider of the Petition of Mr. Humberston; and to consider of some Course for the Security and Safety of the Town of Lynne, with Regard had to the Articles of the Treaty; and likewise to consider of the Ships released by the Warrant of the Earl of Manchester: They are likewise to draw up an Order for the Earl of Manchester to nominate Committees in the several associated Counties to put in Execution the Ordinances, of the Twentieth Part, Sequestrations, and weekly Assessments; and to consider what Proportion shall be allowed to the said Earl, out of the said Monies, after that the Sums assigned by former Orders out of these Monies, shall be satisfied: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two, in the Duchy Court.
Sir Henry Compton.
Upon the Petition of Sir Henry Compton, Knight of the honourable Order of the Bath;
It is Ordered, That the said Sir H. Compton be forthwith permitted, upon good Bail, to go any where into the Country, for Recovery of his Health, within Ten Miles of London; excepting the Counties of Sussex, Surry, Hants', and Kent.
Upon reading the Letter from the Committee in Bedfordshire, of the Six-and-Twentieth of September, the House finding the Committees there to be very slack in raising the Horse set upon that County by the Ordinance, which they do very much mislike; do Order, That the said Committees do forthwith raise the said Horse, according to the said Ordinance; or otherwise, that the Earl of Manchester shall be desired to take care that the said Ordinance be put in Execution.
Ordered, That One thousand Pounds be lent to the Garison of Aylesbury, out of the Sequestration Monies of their own, Country, to be repaid weekly out of the. Assessments assigned unto them: And that if the said Thousand Pounds shall not come in time enough for their Occasions, out of the said Sequestrations, that then it be referred to the Committee for the Advance of Monies in London, to lend them a Thousand Pounds, for a little while; to be repaid weekly, out of the Assessments formerly assigned unto them.
Loan from the City.
Moved, That Mr. Solicitor do open, to the Common Council, the Business concerning the Scots; and to offer the several Propositions for the Security of such as shall lend Monies, viz. out of such Monies as shall come in upon the joint Credit of the Two Kingdoms; out of the Coals of Delinquents at Newcastle; and out of the Estates of Delinquents and Malignants in the northern Counties: And that Mr. Recorder do open the Business concerning my Lord General and Sir Wm. Waller's Supplies.
Ordered, That the Admittance of Dr. Oldisworth into the Place of Divinity Lecturer in the University of Cambridge be forborn, till the House take further Order; and that, for the better Security of his Person, he be removed to the Tower.
Sir H. Mildmay is appointed to bring in an Order to this Purpose.
Message to Lords.
Sir Philip Stapilton is appointed to go the Lords, to represent unto them the great Advantage, would arise to the Protestant Religion, and Affairs of this Kingdom, by their Lordships speedy taking and subscribing the Covenant, and by their taking the Propositions concerning the Scots coming in, and the Scots Army in Ireland, into a speedy Consideration; and to desire, that the Committee of their House may meet with the Committee of this House, at the Common Council, this Afternoon.
Fewel for London, &c.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde reports the Ordinance concerning the providing of Fewel for Relief of the Cities of London, Westminster, &c. by cutting down the Under and Fellable Woods of Malignants and Delinquents, with some Amendments: The which were read; and assented unto; and sent unto the Lords, by Serjeant Wilde.
Message to Lords.
Colonel Long carried up to the Lords the Order concerning the Revenues assigned to the Maintenance of the poor Boys in Christ's Church Hospital being freed from Taxes; and likewise, the Ordinance concerning the Isle of Wight.
Fewel for London, &c.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Pury, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Rob. Pye, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Bell, Sir H. Heyman, Sir Tho. Dacres, Sir Hen. Mildmay, Mr. Vassall, Sir Peter Wroth, Sir Rich. Onslowe;
This Committee is appointed and constituted a Committee, by the Ordinance of relieving the Cities of London, Westminster, &c. with Fewel; to meet, and join with a Committee, of a proportionable Number of the Lords, for the putting the said Ordinance in Execution.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Philip Stapilton brings Answer, that the Lords do agree, that their Committee shall go to the Common Council this Afternoon; and To-morrow Morning will take into Consideration a Time to take the Covenant in; and will take the Propositions concerning Scotland, and the Scots Army in Ireland, into a speedy Consideration.
Hill's, &c. Claims.
Upon Mr. John Goodwyn's Report from the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, concerning the Case of Colonel Arthur Hill; it was Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee in Scotland to examine the Truth of the Business concerning Engagements entered into by Colonel Hill, and others, to the Council in Scotland, for Arms and Ammunition taken up in Scotland for the Service of Ireland; and to certify, to the end that such Course may be hereafter taken herein, as shall seem just to this House.
Upon a Report this Day made unto the House of Commons by Mr. John Goodwyn in the Chair for the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, That it is alledged, by Colonel Arthur Hill, that he, with Colonel Chichester, and the Executor of Sir Arthur Terringham, stand engaged, by their Bonds, to pay unto the Council of Scotland, the Sum of One thousand Three hundred and Twenty Pounds Thirteen Shillings and Five-pence Halfpeny, at a Day past, for a Thousand Muskets and Rests, Five hundred Swords and Belts, Five hundred Pikes, Three Field Pieces, with their Carriages, and for a good Quantity of Bullet, Match, and Powder; which were all delivered into the Stores at Carrickfergus, at the Beginning of the Rebellion in Ireland; as might appear by the Receipts under the Clerk's Hand; and that, by the Resolution of both Houses of Parliament, upon the One-and-twentieth of July 1642, the said Arms, &c. were by them taken into Consideration, when a certain List thereof should be brought in: It is now Ordered, by the Commons assembled in Parliament, That it be referred to the Committee in Scotland, to examine the Truth of the Business concerning Engagements entered into by Colonel Hill, and others, to the Council in Scotland, for Arms and Ammunition taken up in Scotland for the Service of Ireland; and to certify to this House, to the end that such Course may be hereafter taken herein as shall seem just to this House.
Colonel Berrow, &c.
Ordered, That the Certificate concerning Colonel John Berrow, and others, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Glocester.
Upon the humble Petition of the Inhabitants of Harwich, in the County of Essex; it is Ordered, That Mr. Wood, a learned and orthodox Divine, who came lately out of Ireland, and hath often preached at Harwiche, and given good Testimony of his Ability, shall preach there, in the Parish Church of Dovers Court cum Harwiche, and supply the Place of Mr. Charles Bainbrigge, Vicar of the said Parish, who hath these Fourteen Weeks been absent from the Vicarage; and that the said Mr. Wood shall receive the Profits, from time to time, belonging to the said Vicarage: And the Inhabitants there, are enjoined to pay the same, accordingly.
Affairs at Harwiche.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Navy do presently take care, to write to my Lord of Warwick, and acquaint him with the Condition of Harwiche, and with the Papers this Day presented to the House concerning Harwiche, and the Captain there; and to desire him to take a speedy Care for the Safety of that Place; and to secure the Persons informed against.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of the Inhabitants of Dover be referred to the Committee for the Navy.
The Question being put, whether Four hundred Pounds shall be advanced to Colonel Hill;
The House was divided:
|Sir John Clotworthy, and Mr. Goodwyn,||Tellers for the Yea,||16.|
|Sir Walter Erle, and Mr. Bond,||Tellers for the Noe,||33.|
So the Question passed with the Negative.
Committee for Woods.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Aylett;
That the Lords have appointed the Committee for Woods to meet To-morrow, at Two of Clock, in the Painted Chamber, and to have Power to adjourn, from time to time.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House doth agree to the Time for the Committee to meet; and to have the same Power of Adjournment.
County Association, &c.
Ordered, That the Knights and Burgesses that serve for the Counties of Kent, Surrey, Sussex, and Hertford, and the Cities of London and Westminster, do prepare an Ordinance for associating of themselves; and that they do take into Consideration how the English and Scotch Reformadoes may be employed: And they have Power to call such Gentlemen, of those Counties, to their Assistance, as they shall think fit.