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, 6 Die Novembris, 1643.
Governor of Ailesbury.
ORDERED, That the Treasurers at Guildhall do forthwith pay unto Sir Gilb. Gerard, Two hundred Pounds, (Part of the Five hundred Pounds, in Gold, taken at the Guards) according to a former Order, for the Payment of the said Monies to Mr. Fountaine, to be conveyed to the Governor of Ailesbury; or else to shew present Cause why they refuse to deliver the same.
Ordered, That a Thousand Pounds be forthwith paid for the Garison of Portesmouth, out of the any Monies that are in Cash; and that the Committee for the Safety do take care herein.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Safety of the Western Counties do meet this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber; and that they have Power to bring in an Ordinance, for charging the Western Parts with a Rate, for those Monies.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Captain Tho. Savile be in a special manner recommended to the Consideration of the Earl of Manchester, to take care that he may have his Pay, due during his Imprisonment, to relieve him in his great Necessity, out of the Monies raised by his Lordship's Warrant in the Seven associated Counties.
Earl of Manchester thanked.
Ordered, That Sir Peter Wentworth and Sir Anth. Irby, do present unto the Earl of Manchester, the Thanks of this House, in Acknowledgement of the great Services done by him to the Commonwealth.
Upon the Report, this Day made by Mr. Millington, from the Committee appointed to examine the Purefoye; it is Ordered, That they still continue Prisoners, till the House take further Order.
Ordered, That a Thousand Pounds out of the Sequestration-monies, be forthwith paid, for the Garison of Windesore, by the Treasurers of the Sequestrations; who are required to make present Payment accordingly; without Prejudice to my Lord Fairefaxe, for the receiving of the next Monies, according to his former Order: And that it be referred to the Burgesses that serve for Windesore, Mr. Vassall, and Mr. Recorder, to consider which way the said Garison may be speedily supplied with another Thousand Pounds; and likewise to take care that this Thousand Pounds be forthwith paid.
Presentations to Livings.
An Ordinance for Preservation of the Right of Patrons to the Presentations of Livings, and supply the Cures with good Ministers, was this Day read; and committed unto Mr. White, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Selden, Mr. Browne, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Ashherst, Sir Arth. Heselrig, Mr. Cage, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Reynolds, and all the Lawyers of the House: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in the Court of Wards: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records.
League and Covenant.
According to an Order made on Thursday last, Sir Norton Knatchboll, Sir Philip Parker, and Mr. James Fienis, were required to give their peremptory Answer, Whether they would take the National League and Covenant: Who answered, they were not yet satisfied; and desired to be excused.
They were thereupon commanded to withdraw.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. James Fienis shall be suspended the House, during the Pleasure of the House.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Philip Parker shall be suspended the House, during the Pleasure of the House.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Norton Knatchboll shall be suspended the House, during the Pleasure of the House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of this House, appointed to treat with the Scotch Commissioners, 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 all such as shall refuse to take the same; and to bring it in To-morrow Morning.
Whereas Thomas Rowe, Porter of the Old Castle in the Isle of Jarsey, and disers others, are now in actual Rebellion in the said Isle; whereby their Estates ought to be sequestred, by virtue of the late Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, for Sequestrations: And whereas this House is informed, That Robert Spurling of Woodstreet, London, Plumber, and divers others, hath Arrears of Rents, and other Monies in their Hands, of the said Thomas Rowe, and of divers others, in actual Rebellion in the Isle aforesaid: Be it Ordained by the and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That the said Robert Spurling, and every other Person or Persons, having any Arrears of Rents, Sums of Money, or other Profits whatsoever, of the said Thomas Rowe, or of any other Person or Persons now in actual Rebellion in the said Island, shall forthwith pay the same to Leonard Littcott, Lieutenant Governor of the Isle of Jarsey, or to any Person or Persons whom the said Lieutenant Governor shall appoint to receive the same; which said Monies, Arrears of Rents and Profits, are to be employed, upon Account, in the said Island, by the Direction of the said Lieutenant Governor, for the Service of the Parliament.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.