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 Veneris, 7 Aprilis, 1643.
RESOLVED, &c. That Mr. Tremaine, a Prisoner in the King's Bench, by Order of both or either House, who was formerly ordered to be exchanged for Mr. Maynard a Prisoner in Cornwall, (the House being this Day informed, that Mr. Maynard, upon that Order, is discharged) be forthwith discharged from any further Restraint or Imprisonment, upon any Order of both or either House of Parliament.
Wingate's Arrears, &c.
A Petition from divers of the Inhabitants of the County of Herts, preferred to the Committee for that County, and this Day from them exhibited to this House; desiring that the Arrears due to Captain Wingate may be paid;
Ordered, That the Arrears due to Captain Wingate, as Captain of a Troop of Horse, by him raised at the Command of both Houses for the Defence of the Parliament, be paid unto Mrs. Wingate, or her Assignees, out of the monthly Collections as shall be raised out of the Hundreds of Broadwater and Hitchin, in the County of Herts; and that Acquittances, under the Hands of the Assignees of the said Captain Wingate, be allowed to Sir Gilb. Gerard, as so much Money paid by him; and the Collectors discharged thereof.
Tumult at Dartford.
Prisoners of War.
Transactions with Holland.
Agents to Hamborough, &c.
Resolved, That a Committee shall be named, to prepare Instructions for an Agent to be sent to Hamborough, and the State and Council of Denmarke, to acquaint them with the Proceedings of the Parliament, and to prevent any thing that may be acted there to the Prejudice of the Proceedings of the Parliament.
Agent in Holland.
Ordered, That Mr. Pym do intimate unto Mr. Strickland, that such Letters as shall be merely of general Concernment, that he will address them to Mr. Speaker: And that he give Order to Mr. Strickland, to complain to the States, that this House is informed, that Two Ships of the Dunkirke Fleet, contracted with to come hither with the King's Colours, came forth with a special Licence from the Prince of Orange.
Treaty with the King.
The Lords do desire, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, that they may have a present free Conference, by Committees of both Houses, in the Painted Chamber, concerning the Instructions, that are to be sent to the Committees at Oxon.
Mr. Pym reports from the Conference, that the Lords do agree to the Addition of Instructions sent up to the Lords Yesterday at the Conference, with the leaving out of this Clause at the latter End; (viz.) "which can admit no Alteration or Enlargement, without manifold Prejudice and Danger to the whole Kingdom."
As to the other Vote, "that the Letter, sent to the Committees, may be signed by the Speaker of both Houses, as hath been heretofore usual," they do not absolutely deny it; They are willing to agree with this House in all Things: They are not yet satisfied of the Practice of it, whether it has been usual or no: They will consider further of it; and return an Answer hereafter.
|Sir Guy Palmes, Mr. Waller,||Tellers for the Yea: With the Yea,||51.|
|Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Jo. Evelyn,||Tellers for the Noe: With the Noe,||83.|
That it shall be insisted upon, at this Conference, that the Speakers of both Houses might sign the Letter to be sent to the Committees at Oxon: And that the Lords be acquainted, how frequently it hath been done this Parliament; and what the Inconveniencies might be, if it should be omitted.
Mr. Pym reports, that the Earl of Manchester acquainted them, that the Lords, upon the Reasons delivered them at this Conference, did agree that the last Clause of the Instructions, which, the last.., they desired might be left out, might stand in: And, as to the Signing of the Letter by the Speakers of both Houses, they were content, that it should be so at this time; and that they had made an Entry of it in their House; that, if it belong only to them, that they may not be prejudiced by this Act.
Treaty with the King.
Ordered, That the Committee of this House for sequestring and seizing the Estates of notorious Delinquents and Papists, do meet this Afternoon, to prepare Things fit for the Execution of that Ordinance.
Conference concerning the Queen.
Transporting Calve Skins.
Ordered, That the Petition of James Croft and Matthew Holworthy, Merchants of Bristoll, concerning the Transportation of a Parcel of Calve Skins, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Navy.