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, 1 Januarii, 1643.
Mr. Sam. Browne, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Christ. Yelverton, Mr. Millington, Sir Tho. Cheeke, Mr. Maynard, Sir Wm. Litton, Sir F. Popham, Sir Wm. Massam, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Spurstoe, Sir Oliver Luke: And are to meet upon it To-morrow, at Two post Meridiem, in the Court of Wards: And the Care of it is especially recommended to Mr. Browne and Mr. Maynard: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.
Concealing Fanshawe's Goods.
This Committee is to examine the Case of Sir Wm. Litton's supposed concealing of Part of Sir Tho. Fanshawe's Goods: And are to meet on Thursday come Sevennight, at Two a Clock in the Court of Wards: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records. And the Committee in Hertfordshire are to have Notice of this Order; and, in the mean time, to surcease from any further Proceedings in that Business.
Sheriff of Devon.
Proceedings concerning Gifford.
Ordered, That Major Gifford shall be brought to his Trial within this Month: And that, in the mean time, Mr. White, Agent to the Lord Fairfaxe, do pay him One hundred Pounds, to be all allowed upon the Arrears due unto him; or otherwise, to signify to this House, that he cannot furnish his Hundred Pounds: And the Committee is to give Notice, of this Order, for the Trial of Major Gifford, and the Time, to the Advocate of the Army: And Mr. White is to give Notice hereof to my Lord Fairfaxe, that he may send up such Witnesses and Depositions, as he shall think necessary for the Trial.
Money for Gloucester.
Ordered, That the Committee of Gloucester do bring in an Ordinance to the Purposes mentioned in the said Petition: And that, in the mean Time, they have Power to send for Persons and Witnesses, to discover Delinquents Estates.
The humble Petition of the Committee of the County of Cambridge, in the Behalf of themselves, and the whole County, was read; and ordered to be referred to the Committee for the Six associated Counties.
Sir. W. Waller's Commission.
Ordered, That his Excellency the Lord General be desired forthwith to grant a Commission to Sir Wm. Waller, to command the Forces of the associated Counties of Kent, Surrey, Sussex, and Hamshire, according to the Ordinance of both Houses for that Association.
Ordered, That the Officers of the Stores and Magazines in London do issue out such Particulars, out of the Stores under their Charge, for the Supply of Sir Wm. Waller, and as the Committee for the Safety hath given Order for the furnishing out of the Stores out of the Tower, and cannot be had There for their present Service, and are to be had in Their Stores.
Excise on Flesh, &c.
Sir J. Meldrum, &c.
Mr. Gage, Sir H. Vane sen. Mr. Bond, Mr. Bence, Mr. Rolle, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Millington, Mr. Holland, Mr. Bence, Sir Edw. Patheriche, Mr. Hoyle, Sir Wm. Allanson, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Blakiston, Mr. Whittacres, Sir H. Vane jun. Sir Rob. Harley, Mr. Green, Mr. Lisle, the Burgesses of the Cinque Ports;
This Committee is to consider of this Petition: And have Power to send to my Lord Admiral, and the Trinityhouse Men, to inform themselves by them of the Consequence of these Lights; and to consult the Proceedings of This, and former Parliaments, in this Business of the Lights: And have Power to think of all Ways for a Reward for Sir Jo. Meldrum's Service, especially out of Sir H. Griffith's House and Estate: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.
Ordered, That the Information of the Legacies given by Mrs. Alice Tracie to Sir Humphry Tracy, and others, and the whole Business thereupon, be referred to the Examination of the Committee for Gloucester: And that, out of the Proceed of such Legacies, as shall appear to be given unto Sir Humphry Tracie, and others, Delinquents and Malignants to the Parliament, Two hundred Pounds shall be forthwith advanced to Rich. Ayleworth, Captain of a Troop of Horse, upon Account, towards the raising and compleating of the said Troop, for the Garison of Gloucester.
Officers in Courts of Justice.
Whereas divers Officers and Clerks of or belonging unto his Majesty's several Courts of Records at Westminster, have, to the great Hindrance of the Administration of the publick Justice of this Kingdom, absented themselves from their due Attendance in the Execution of their Offices and Places; and have betaken themselves to the Forces raised against the Parliament; and have, with their Persons and Estates, contributed to the making or maintaining of this unnatural and bloody War, now levied in this Kingdom, against both Houses of Parliament: The and Commons, now assembled in Parliament, taking the Premises into their Consideration, do Order, Ordain, and Declare, That all the several Estates and Interests, in the several and respective Offices and Places, of all and every such Officers and Clerks, who have taken up Arms against the Two Houses of Parliament; or have been resident in the Armies raised against the said Two Houses; or have voluntarily contributed any Money, Plate, Horse, Arms, Munition, or other Assistance, towards the Maintenance of any such Forces, raised as aforesaid; or have joined in any Oath, or Act of Association, against the said Two Houses; are, and shall be, absolutely determined, and become utterly void, to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever, as if such Persons, Officers and Clerks, were naturally dead.