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 Mercurii, 11 Octobris, 1643.
WHEREAS, by a former Order of this House, the Goods of Sir Pet. Richauts, and others of the East India Company, were seized, and ordered to be sold, for the Payment of the Monies advanced by Members of this House: It is Ordered, That if any Person shall advance any more Monies for the Service of.. Parliament, shall have their Monies repaid out of the Proceed of the Sale of the Surplus of the Goods that remains after the first Monies be paid.
Ordered, That * *, who have entered Sir Martin Lister's House, a Member of this House, and attempted to seize some Goods there, shall be sent for as Delinquents, for Breach of Privilege of Parliament.
Ordered, That Sir Martin Lister do pay such Rent as is or shall be due, for the House he holds of Mr. Chichley in Covent Garden, for one Year's Rent, to the Treasurers for the Twentieth Part, at Haberdashers Hall.
Goods, &c. seized.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee concerning the Clothiers Petition in Glocestershire, &c. to examine the Business concerning Captain Birche; and to whom those Goods or Monies, seized or stayed by him, do belong: To meet this Afternoon, Three Clock, Exchequer Chamber.
Debt to Tuner, &c.
An Ordinance for enabling of Mr. Tuner, and others, to raise Monies, for Payment of them Forty thousand Pounds, which this House owes unto them for Cloaths they provided and sent into Ireland, was read.
Letter from Massy.
A Letter from Colonel Massy, of First of October, was read.
Raising Men for Glocester.
Ordered, That Mr. Gosse do forthwith pay, out of the Monies remaining in his Hands, to Mr. Pury, a Member of this House, and in the Chair for the Committee for Glocester, Two hundred Pounds: Who is hereby ordered to pay the same to Major Farrer, upon Account: Who is required to employ the same for the raising of Men for the Service of Glocester.
Ordered, That Mr. Uphill do forthwith pay unto Mr. Pury, a Member of this House, Two hundred Pounds, out of the Licence Money for white Cloths belonging to the Duke of Lenox: Who is to pay the same to Major Farrer, upon Account, for the raising of Men for Glocester: And the Committee for Examinations are ordered to call Mr. Uphill before them, that the Money be forth-with paid.
Ordered, That Sir Norton Knachbull do forthwith pay One hundred and Sixty Pounds, Arrear of his Fine, unto Mr. Pury; who is to dispose the same to Major Farrer, to be employed for the raising of Men for Glocester.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Norton Knachboll shall have Leave to go into the Country, after the One hundred and Sixty Pounds be paid, as abovesaid.
Letter from Massy.
Ordered, That the Committee for Gloucester do acquaint my Lord General with the Letter, this Day read, from Colonel Massy; (The Letter was delivered to Mr. Stevens;) And that he would send Two Troops of Horse.
Message to Lords.
Sir Heri. Vane went up to the Lords, with this Message; To desire the Lords to hasten the passing the Ordinance concerning the Merchant Adventurers; and the Ordinance for Saltpetre: And carried up the Ordinance for the Earl of Manchester to levy the Sequestrations in the Five associated Counties.
Bishop of Canterbury.
Ordered, That To-morrow the Charge against the Bishop of Canterbury be read.
Repayment from Excise.
The Ordinance in pursuance of the Order for Eight thousand Pounds, to be repaid out of the Excise, was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and sent up to the Lords, by Mr. Nicholls, to be delivered to Sir H. Vane.
Ordered, That Mr. Lisle, Mr. Wheeler, and Mr. Prideauxe, do manage the Conference, To-morrow, concerning the Discovery of the Popish Hierarchy.
Pass for De Gressey.
Ordered, That Monsieur De Gressey have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to Oxforde, for himself and his Servants mentioned in his Paper.
Ordered, That the French Ambassador Extraordinary have Mr. Speaker's Pass, for himself, his Retinue, and Carriages, to go to Oxford; and to return according to the Writing presented to the House; provided every Man's Name, and his Quality, be expressed in the Warrant.
Ordered, That Mr. Hollis do move the French Ambassador, that such Persons, as attend him to Oxforde may return again, and not reside there; and that he be desired (in regard of these hostile Times) to carry no Monies to Oxford for any there, but only such Monies as are necessary for his own Occasions.
Whereas Sixty Pounds appears to be due, for a House in Drury Lane, unto John Browne Esquire, a Member of this House, from Thomas Thomas, for Two Years Rent at Michaelmas last past; for which Rent the said John Browne, by his Attorney Mr. Madewell, having distreined, and made his Entry; but, upon Pretence that some of the Goods belonging to others, there was Stay made of the Removal; and, in the mean time, (the said Thomas, being a Papist, and one suspected to be a Priest, taken in his House) the Commissioners for Sequestration have taken away those Goods; and so the foresaid Mr. Browne is left without Remedy for his Debt of Sixty Pounds: It is therefore Ordered, That the said Goods be delivered to the said John Browne: And if, upon Appraisement, they shall appear to be better worth, then the Overplus to go to the Commonwealth.
Disaffected Minister at Roterdam.
Ordered, That the Merchant Adventurers be required forthwith to give Order for the Discharge of Mr. Beamont, a Minister at Roterdam, who publickly expresseth his Malignancy, and Disaffection to the Parliament, from that Charge he holds there, by Order from the Company of the said Merchants: And the Governor, or Deputy Governor, is required to send over this Order to their Agent to Roterdam, to discharge the said Mr. Beamont; and that the Stipend formerly allowed him by the Company, be detained from him.
The Petition of the Scotts Reformados was read: And
Ordered, That they do subscribe their Names to their Petition; to the end some Course may be speedily taken for employing of them.
Ordered, That Mr. Wilson, of Kent, be desired to preach on Friday next, upon the taking of the Covenant, at St. Margaret's Church in Westminster.
Ordered, That Colonel Ven, and some of the Committee of the Militia, do attend my Lord General, and acquaint him with the Desire of the City, that the Horses raised and armed by the City, and put under the Command of Sir Wm. Waller, may be joined, as one Body to the City Forces, that are now going out under such Command as my Lord General shall appoint.
The humble Petition of Mr. Wm. Spencer was read; setting forth, that he had been these Nine Months a Prisoner, some Part of it close Prisoner; that his Study, Books, and Writings, were searched, and seized upon; and had been heard before a Committee; and nothing could appear against him, of being guilty of any Crime against the Parliament, but his Relation to Mr. Secretary Nicholas: Whereupon it was
Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Spencer shall be forthwith discharged from any further Imprisonment or Restraint.
Assembly of Divines.
Mr. White reports from the Committee appointed to consider of the Members of the Assembly that are absent: Whereupon it was
Resolved, &c. That Dr. Harris, Warden of Winchester College, shall be discharged of being a Member of the Assembly.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Cawdry be added to the Assembly, instead of Dr. Harris.
Resolved, &c. That the Archbishop of Armagh be discharged of being a Member of the Assembly.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Bond, late of Exeter, be added to the Assembly, instead of the Archbishop of Armaghe.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Morley be discharged of being a Member of the Assembly.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Strictland be added to the Assembly, instead of Mr. Morley.
Ordered, That Dr. Hammond of the Assembly of Divines, be summoned to attend the House.
Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whitfeilde and Dr. Ailett;
That the Lords do agree to the Ordinance concerning the Merchant Adventurers, with the Amendments and Alterations.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Hen. Vane brings Answer, That, as to the Ordinance concerning the Merchant Adventurers Incorporation, they had sent an Answer by Messengers of their own: As to the Ordinance for Saltpetre, they conceive it rests in this House: For the Ordinance concerning my Lord of Manchester; and the Ordinance for Repayment of Eight thousand Pounds to the Commissioners of Excise, they do agree.
The humble Petition of Sir Jo. Sidley Knight and Baronet was read: Whereupon it was
Resolved, &c. That Rob. Hawes, Wm. Terrey, and Geo. Carre, Inhabitants in Kent, be forthwith sent for, as Delinquents.
The Ordinance, with the Addition and Amendments, sent down from the Lords, concerning the Incorporating the Merchant Adventurers, were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; that this House doth assent unto the Ordinance, with the Additions and Amendments, concerning, the Merchant Adventurers, as it was sent down.
Dep. Lieuts. for Essex.
Ordered, That Mr. Hen. Barrington of Colchester be added to the Deputy Lieutenants for Essex.
Ordered, That Mr. Hoyle and Mr. Ashurste be added to the Committee for abolishing of Idolatry.