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 Luno, 3 Aprilis, 1643.
Information against Leech.
Mr. Throne, of Ay in Suffolk, being called in to the Bar, says, That Mr. Leech, a Minister, asked him for his Brother (a Minister in Suffolk) Whether he had associated: Who said, Yes: And does he find Arms? He answered, Yes: He replied, He wondered at it: That they were Traitors by the King's Proclamation.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Mr. Leech shall be forthwith sent for, in safe Custody.
Ordered, That Mrs. Alice, and Mrs. Priscilla Honywood, Sisters to Sir Rob. Honywood Steward to the Queen of Bohemia, shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to pass into Holland to the Queen of Bohemia.
Riot at Lambeth.
Mr. White reports from the Committee, the State of the Riot at Lambeth.
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Resolved, upon the Question, That the two Soldiers, that, upon the Fact at Lambeth, are now Prisoners, shall be forthwith bailed; and that a Conference shall be desired with the Lords hereupon.
Resolved, That the Soldiers, the Coroner, and the Coroners Inquest, and all the Circumstances concerning this Business, and all the Particulars of this Action, be referred to my Lord General, and his Council of War.
Resolved, &c. That the Coroner shall be forthwith sent for, in safe Custody.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee to examine again the Jury, concerning the Carriage of the Coroner.
Resolved, &c. That Hunt, now a Prisoner upon the Fact at Lambeth, be forthwith discharged.
Resolved, &c. That the several Persons, that beat the Soldier at Lambeth, be referred to my Lord General, and his Council at War; (viz.) * Troublefield, Henry Butler, James Pell, Henry Paine, Henry Smythe, Mr. Ball, Marshall the Bricklayer.
Ordered, That a Conference be desired with the Lords, upon all these Votes.
Reflections on Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That Joseph Griffith, of Wappinge, be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, for answering, when the Assessors came to demand the weekly Assessment of him, answered, That he cared not, if those Parliamentmen were hanged, whose Hands were to the Warrant; as it is testified under the Hands of Wm. Hawkins, and Giles Coxe, Collectors.
A Letter from Sir Jo. Hotham, from Hull, of the First of April, expressing Sir Hugh Cholmeleye's deserting the Parliament; and the regaining of Scarborough, by his Directions, by Captain Bushell; and his Desire, that Captain Bushell might have the Command of that Place, and receive his Commands and Orders from him; was this Day read.
Proceedings against Cholmeley.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Hugh Cholmeley be forthwith disabled for continuing any longer a Member of this House.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Hugh Cholmeley shall be for ever disabled for sitting, as a Member of Parliament, in this House; for falsly and perfidiously betraying the Trust reposed in him by the Parliament, falsifying his Protestation, and revolting to the Popish Army, raised against the Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Hugh Cholmeley shall be impeached of High Treason.
Mr. Marten, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir H. Heyman, Mr. Sam. Browne, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Rous, Mr. Strode, are appointed to prepare an Impeachment of High Treason against Sir Hugh Cholmeley.
Ordered, That these Votes be printed and fixed up at the Door, and at Westminster Hall Gate, and other publick Places.
Mr. Pym, is appointed to write a Letter to my Lord General, to desire his Excellency to grant Sir Jo. Hotham's Desires, expressed in his Letter of the First of April, concerning the Town and Castle of Scarborough, and the nominating of a Commander there; and likewise a Letter of Thanks to Sir Jo. Hotham, for his Care and Industry; and to Captain Bushell, in Acknowledgment of his good Service, and to express unto him the Thanks of this House; and that, besides Thanks, they will think of some Reward for his great Service.
Treaty with the King.
Sir Jo. Evelyn carried up to the Lords the three Votes, concerning the further time, prescribed to the Committees, to treat upon the two first Propositions.
Sir Jo. Evelyn brings Answer, that the Lords do agree to the Votes, carried up by him; and that they will send them to Oxon, presently.
Sir H. Mildmay is appointed to go to desire the Lords, that nothing may be sent to the Committee at Oxon (being a joint Committee of both Houses) but what may be signed by the Speaker of both Houses, according to the usual Custom of Parliaments; and as it was accustomed, when the Committees were in Scotland.
Sir H. Mildmay brings Answer, the Lords are up.
Resolved, &c. That the Members of this House, Committees now at Oxon, shall be required forthwith to send this House a particular and full Account of what passed, the last four Days assigned for the Treaty, upon the two first Propositions.
Resolved, &c. That the Members of this House, Committees now at Oxon, shall be required, from time to time, to give this House a particular and full Account of what shall pass, during this time of Treaty, according to their former Instructions.
Ordered, That Mr. Welden be forthwith sent to the Members of this House, Committees at Oxon, with the Votes, passed on Saturday concerning the Cessation, and the further Time for the Treaty, and this Day; and that Mr. Pym do prepare a Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, to be sent with these Votes included.
Resolved, &c. That the Instructions, sealed up, shall be made publick, and entered in the Journal Book; and that the Members may take Copies of them.
The Question being propounded, whether the Committees at Oxforde shall be enjoined to come away from thence on Saturday next, if in case they receive no positive Answer from his Majesty to the two first Propositions, by Friday night;
The House was divided:
And the Noes went out.
|Sir Jo. Corbett, Mr. Strode||Tellers for the Yea:||54.|
|Mr. Hollis, and Sir. Jo. Evelyn,||Tellers for the Noes:||41.|
Resolved, upon the Question, That the Committees at Oxford shall be enjoined to come away from thence on Saturday next, if in case they receive no positive Answer from his Majesty to the two first Propositions by Friday Night.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords be moved to join herein.
Ordered, That Mr. Greene do make his Report To-morrow concerning the Navy.
Ordered, That To-morrow, after the Report of the Navy, the Business of Hull be taken into Consideration.
Ordered, That Mr. Sands do go to my Lord General, and acquaint his Excellency, that the House hath sent some Gentlemen of the County of Surry to levy the weekly Assessments in that County; and that Sir H. Cholmeley doth levy Monies, upon his Excellency's Warrants, upon those that have already contributed unto the Propositions; when there are divers in the East Division of that County, that have not contributed at all.
Ordered, That One thousand Pounds of the Monies seized by Edward Watkins, Richard Ward, * Dighton, and * Robinson, Searchers, or any of them, be by them, or any of them, in whose Custody it now remains, paid into the Hands of the Treasurers at Guild-hall, London; so much of it to be repaid, upon publick Faith, as shall appear to belong unto any one of them: And that an Acquittance, under the Hands of the said Treasurers, or any two of them, shall be a sufficient Discharge to them, or any of them, for so much as he or they shall pay in, by virtue of this Order.
Disposition of Money.
Mr. Wheeler and Mr. Trenchard are to consider how the Money now remaining in Cash upon the Six Sub sidies granted this Parliament, may be disposed of, to the Service of the Commonwealth.
Speaker signs a Letter.
Mr. Grimstone brought in the Letter to be signed by Mr. Speaker; which was read; and, by Vote, assented unto: And signed by Mr. Speaker accordingly.