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, 1 Novembris, 1643.
ORDERED, That Mr. Stanley Gower, of the Assembly, be desired to preach on the next Lord's Day at St. Margaret's, Westminster, being the Gunpowder Treason Day: And Mr. Salwey is to desire the said Mr. Gower to preach then accordingly.
Ordered, That Dr. Guyn's Estate shall be sequestered, for contributing and adhering to the Forces against the Parliament; and that it be referred to the Committee of Sequestrations: And that Henry Rumsey be referred to the Examination of the Committee for Sequestrations; and that he do attend the said Committee this Afternoon, to give Information of the said Estate.
Sir R. Twisden.
The Question being put, whether Sir Roger Twisden, now Prisoner in the Computer, Southwarke, shall be removed to another Prison;
It passed with the Negative.
Mr. James Fines, Sir Norton Knatchboll, Sir Philip Parker, Mr. Scowen, are required to attend the House To-morrow Morning; and that the Covenant be then tendered unto them peremptorily: And the Serjeant is to give them Notice hereof.
Sir Edmund Fowell, Mr. Whitehead, Mr. Downe, Mr. Ravenscroft, Mr. Nash, Alderman Penington, this Day entered into, and took the solemn League and Covenant.
The Clerk, Serjeant Hunt, Mr. Rushworth, this Day also, in the House, entered into, and took, the solemn League and Covenant.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for plundered Ministers, to consider of some Course for the due taking of the Covenant in the several Counties, and in the Cities of London and Westminster; and what is fit to be declared, and done with them that shall refuse it.
Message from Lords.
Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leeche and Dr. Ailett;
That the Lords have made Choice of the Earl of Stamforde, to go into Scotland, as a Commissioner.
They have made an Ordinance for Preservation of the King's Deer, and other Game, and Timber; wherein they desire the Concurrence of this House.
They have likewise sent you a Letter of his Excellency's concerning the Lord Willoughbie, which they refer to our Consideration.
For Sir Kenelme Digby, their Lordships are contented to gratify the French Queen, that he may enjoy his Estate.
Ordered, That the Desires of the Lord Willoughby, concerning the Arrears of his Forces, and likewise other the Arrears of Lincolnshire Forces, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Seven associated Counties; to think of some Course for the satisfying all their Arrears; and to report it to the House.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Recorder and Mr. Vassall, to treat with Mr. White, that, if it may be with Conveniency, that he would give way, that a Thousand Pounds may be paid to the Garison of Windsor Castle, out of the Sequestration Monies; notwithstanding the Order for Payment of Monies to my Lord Fairfax out of the said Monies.
Ordered, That the Keeper of the Publick Stores do deliver out, for the Use of Windsor Castle, a Hundred and fifty of the Danish Clubs.
Papers concerning Nicoll.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider what is fit to be done upon the Papers brought down from the Lords concerning, Mr. Nicoll, do meet this Afternoon at Three of Clock, in what Place they please; and to bring in a Report of it with all Speed.
The Question being put, whether this House will agree with the Lords, in their Intentions to gratify the French Queen, in the Point of freeing Sir Kenelme Digbye's Estate;
It passed with the Negative.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; that this House has considered their Lordships Message; and they will send Answer by Messengers of their own, concerning the Earl of Stamford; concerning Sir Kenelme Digby; concerning the Ordinance for the Preservation of the King's Deer, and other Game. and Timber: Concerning his Excellency's Letter touching the Lord Willoughby, and his Desires, they have taken it into Consideration.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Navy do forthwith go out to the Commissioners of the Navy, and receive and consider of the Winter Guard, and of the Navy; and present the State of it To-morrow.
Conference with Lords.
Ordered, That the Report of the Conference Yesterday had with the Lords, be resumed and perfected To-morrow Morning; and that Mr. Green do then attend the House, and bring in the Copies of all Warrants signed by him, concerning the Discharge of any Ships; and what Ships have been discharged; and also what Currans have been imported or landed by any Warrant from him.
A Letter, to be sent from both Houses, to encourage the Officers and Forces in Ulster, to oppose the Cessation of Arms; and to be signed by the Speakers of both Houses; was read; and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto; and Ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That a Weekly Rate shall be set upon the several Counties, to continue for Three Months, according to the Proportion of the Fourth Part of the Weekly Assessments set upon the Counties on the Fourth of August; and that the Proportion of Five hundred and fifty Pounds Weekly only, shall be set upon the City of London: And the Committee for the Irish Affairs, where Mr. Goodwyn has the Chair, is forthwith to bring in an Ordinance to that Purpose.
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, for the placing of Mr. Clerk, a Student in Lincoln's Inn, in the Place of Mr. Symons, lately a Cursitor (if the said Mr. Symons be gone to the King, as is informed,) to execute that Place of Cursitor.
Ordered, That the Committee for Irish Affairs do consider of the Declaration, touching the Cessation with the Rebels, that it may not be delayed.
Christ Church, Norwich.
Ordered, That the Mayors, Sheriffs, and Aldermen, of the City of Norwich, shall have Power and Authority to nominate and appoint such Ministers, as shall hereafter preach at Christ Church in Norwich upon the Lord's Day in the Forenoon weekly; and that the Mayor for the time being may dispose of the Allowance formerly given to the Preachers at Christ Church aforesaid, upon such Ministers as shall be nominated and appointed to preach before the said Mayor, Sheriffs, and Aldermen, as aforesaid: And the said Disposition and Appointment shall not be accounted or reputed any Breach or Violation of the Gifts or Demises of any Donor, or Person deceased; notwithstanding any former Usage, Appointment, or Demise of any Bishop, or otherwise to the contrary.
And it is further Ordered, That the said Mayor, Sheriffs, and Aldermen, shall and may sit at the East-end of the Church in the said Cathedral, as in former times they were accustomed; so as the making and repairing of the Seats be done at the Charges of the said Mayor, Sheriffs, and Aldermen of the said City of Norwich; and that they shall have the free Use, for their Retire before and after Sermon, of a void Chapel or Place, called Jesus' Chapel, there near, which heretofore they usually had.