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, 4 Decembris, 1643.
Lords to sit.
A MESSAGE from the Lords, by Sir Rob. Riche and Mr. Page;
The Lords do intend to sit To-morrow at Ten of Clock.
House to meet.
Ordered, That the House do meet To-morrow at Eight of Clock.
A Letter from Sir Wm. Waller, from Bedford House of the Third of December, relating the Condition of the Forces under him, was this Day read:
Resolved, &c. That, out of the Two thousand Pounds, now in Mr. Trenchard's Hands, assigned to Sir Wm. Waller, the City Forces with Sir Wm. Waller shall receive Satisfaction, as far forth as the other Forces with Sir Wm. Waller have or shall, out of the Five thousand Pounds assigned to Sir Wm. Waller; and that a Thousand Pounds, more than the Five thousand Pounds last assigned, shall be raised upon the Credit of the Excise: And the Commissioners of the Excise desired forthwith to advance the One thousand Pounds, Residue of the Five thousand Pounds, formerly ordered to be raised upon the Credit of the Excise; and this other One thousand Pounds, now ordered to be raised upon the Credit of the Excise.
The Tin Farmers are required to attend the House again To-morrow Morning.
Money advanced by Harley.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Harley do bring in an Ordinance for securing the Payment of the Eight hundred Pounds he hath already advanced; and also the Two hundred Pounds more he is desired, by this House, to advance, for the enabling Captain Harley's Troop to march, out of the Monies that come in upon the Twentieth Part at Haberdashers Hall.
Soldiers for Plymouth.
Ordered, That the Earl of Warwick be desired to give Command, that the Captains of Ships, that are bound towards the West, do take aboard them the Soldiers that are designed for Plymouth.
Ordered, That Mr. Whaddon be heard To-morrow Morning, before the House resolve concerning the nominating Mr. Gould to be Treasurer.
Ordered, That Mr. Trenchard do take care speedily to send away Captain Carre; and to enable him to march to Sir Wm. Waller: And that he take speedy Care for the sending away Colonel Potter's Regiment.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of theSafety, to consider of sending speedy Supplies to Sir Wm. Waller, and of accommodating him with all things needful.
Baron Henden's Assessment.
Ordered, That the Lords be moved, that Baron Henden may be assessed at his Twentieth Part.
Ordered, That the Twentieth Part, at which Baron Henden shall be assessed, shall be employed for the Defence and Safety of Poole and Lyme Regis.
Letter to be read.
Ordered, That the Lord Fairfax' Letter be read Tomorrow Morning.