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 Jovis, 29 Februarii, 1643.
St. Martins in the fields.
Mr. Tate reports from the Committee, Two Propositions concerning the Reformation of the Lord General's Army, touching what shall be allowed to the last Officers; and to provide for the Arms and Horses of the last Regiments: And
Arms, Ammunition, &c.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Wm. Brereton shall have One thousand Musquets, Five hundred Knaphances, Fifteen hundred Swords, Fifteen hundred Bandileers, Fifteen hundred Head-pieces, and Thirty Barrels of Powder, when the Store can spare the Powder; to be employed for the Service of the State.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee at Haberdashers Hall do forthwith furnish Five hundred Pounds, towards the providing of the Arms assigned to Sir Wm. Brereton; and that the Residue that these Arms shall amount unto, shall be furnished and paid monthly, out of the Monies that come in at Haberdashers ....
Army Arrears, &c.
Resolved, &c. That Five thousand Pounds shall be paid unto Sir Wm. Brereton, upon Account, out of the Arrears and growing Profits of the Court of Wards, towards the Payment of Arrears, and for raising of more Forces; the House reserving a Liberty of first disposing Three thousand Pounds to the Garison of Aylisbury, if they shall see Cause.
Message from Lords.
The Lords desire a present Conference, by Committees of both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning Two Letters they have lately received out of the Low Countries; the one from the Prince Elector; the other from Mr. Strickland. They desire this House to consider of the Countess of Cleveland's Petition. They have returned the Commission for the Master of Rolls, with Two Amendments; viz. the leaving out of Sir Edward Salter, and Dr. Wm. Childe.
Amendments agreed to.
Message to Lords.
Sir Arth. Heselrig went up with this Message; and carried up likewise, The Order for Arms for Sir Wm. Brereton; and The Ordinance for the weekly Meal: And desired the Lords, to admit Mr. Bond to be of the Assembly, being formerly sent up to them.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Walt. Erle brings Answer; That the Lords do agree to the Ordinance for Two thousand Pounds, out of the Excise, for the Lord General; and to the Ordinance concerning Currans; For the English and Scotts Reformadoes.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message, and will give a present Meeting at a Conference, as is desired: They will take the Countess of Cleveland's Petition into Consideration, in due time; and send Answer by Messengers of their own: They do agree to the leaving out of Sir Edw. Salter, and Dr. Wm. Childe, out of the Commission for the Master of the Rolls to sit and hear Causes.
Resolved, &c. That the Lord Saltern, now a Prisoner to the Parliament in Winchester House, be forthwith discharged of his Imprisonment, and delivered over into the Hands of the Commissioners from Scotland.
Exporting Wool, &c.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Arth. Heselrig brings Answer; That the Lords do agree to the Orders for Arms to Sir Wm. Brereton; and that the Letter from the Prince Elector may be communicated at this Conference: And as to the Ordinance concerning the weekly Meal, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own. They do agree to Mr. Bond to be added to the Synod.
Ordered, That no Wool whatsoever, under what Pretence soever, shall be transported, without particular Leave and License of this House, upon Pain of Forfeiture of the Wools and sequestring the Estates, of such as shall endeavour the Transportation thereof; and, particularly, that the Wool now upon the River of Thames ready to be transported, be stayed: And the Commissioners of the Customs are required to take care herein; and to take care, that the like Care be taken in all Out Ports and Creeks; and that they certify this House To-morrow what Wools have been transported, and by what Licence; and what Wools lie now ready, in any Port or Creek, to be transported.
Committee of both Kingdoms.
Associated Counties, &c.
Agent in Holland.
Instructions for Walt. Strickland Esquire, employed from the Parliament of England to the General of the United Provinces, were read: and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be carried up to the Lords, for their Concurrence, at their next Sitting, by Mr. Solicitor.