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, 7 Martii, 1643.
List of Officers, &c.
RESOLVED, &c. That it be referred to the Committee for the List of the Officers of the Lord General's Army, to go to the Lord General this Afternoon; and confer with him, concerning the Officers that are to be retained, and those that are to be cast; and concerning such Persons that fall off that are fitting Men to be Reformadoes, to be reduced into one Regiment; and to be One of the Six Regiments of Horse: And are to make Report of all To-morrow.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Scawen, Mr. Wheler, Mr. Cage, Sir Arth. Heselrig, or any Two of them, to consider of and prepare an Establishment of the Army, according to the Ordinance now in passing, the Orders and Votes of the House made in that Behalf: And are to meet when and where they please: And have Power to send for Parties, Papers, and Records.
Message to Lords.
Scotts Army Committee.
Sir H. Vane jun. presented to the House, an additional Instruction to the Instructions to be sent to the Committee residing with the Scotts Army, touching the receiving and collecting of the Arrears of the Papists Estates in the Northern Counties: The which was read; and assented unto.
Debt to Cunningham.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to consider of some Means and Ways of satisfying and paying the Monies due to Mr. Tho. Cunningham, for Arms and other Provisions delivered by him, upon the Account of the State.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do give Leave to the Tin Farmers, to engage their Credit for the Payment of the Three thousand Pounds, in April next, for Arms and other Provisions, for Sir Wm. Waller; and be discharged of so much.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Tho. Barrington brings Answer, That the Lords will give a present Meeting as is desired: And, as to the Ordinance for Currans, they will take it into Consideration; and send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message from Lords.
Committee of both Kingdoms.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and do agree, that, at this Conference, they shall impart what they desire, concerning the Houshold at Saint James's.
Oxenbridge's Legacy to Parliament.
Ordered, That the Executors of * Oxenbridge, a Merchant, lately deceased, at Ligorne, do forthwith pay One thousand Pounds to Mr. Spurstoe, a Member of this House; which Sum the said Mr. Oxenbridge hath given, by Will, to the Parliament: And the said Sum is to be disposed of by Mr. Spurstoe, upon Account, to Colonel Mitton; to be employed for the Service of the Garison of Wembe: Out of which Sum, it is desired a Monument be erected, in Memory of him the said Mr. Oxenbridge.
Ordered, That such Monies as Sir Tho. Midleton shall, from this time, discover, and are not yet discovered, and prove to belong to Delinquents, shall be employed by him, for the raising of Forces for North Wales; provided it exceed not the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds: And that it be referred to the Committee for Examinations, to examine the Proof of the Delinquency of the Persons whose Monies or Estate he shall so discover: And Sir Tho. Midleton is to receive these Monies, upon Account.
Mr. Rous reports from the Conference, that the Lords had appointed a Committee to join with the Committee of this House, for the regulating of the Family at Saint James's; and they desire this Committee may meet To-morrow, at Eight of Clock.
Taking of Hillesden House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to consider of Hillesden House, whether it be fit to slight it, or garison it; and to do therein as they shall think best for the Advantage of the Publick.
Ordered, That the Committee at Haberdashers Hall do take care to pay One thousand Pounds to the Treasurer at Wars, to be sent to Saint Albans, To-morrow, for the Payment of the Foot of the Lord General's Army: And the Care hereof is referred to Mr. Strode and Mr. Bond.
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Garison of Aylisbury, to call before them the Party that brought this Letter; and to know of him the Particulars of the Wants and Defects of that Garison; and to represent them to the House; and the Means of supplying them.
Officers in actual War.
Ordered, That Forty Barrels of Powder from the Powder Mills near Guildford, shall be laid up in Store in Farnham Castle, for the Service of Sir Wm. Waller's Forces; and to be issued out, upon his Orders and Warrants.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Militia, and Mr. Molins, Comptroller of the Ordinance, do deliver for the Service of the Kingdom in the Employment wherewith Sir Wm. Waller is intrusted, One Demi Culverin called Kill Cow, Three Drakes at Leaden Hall, One Demi Culverin Drake, and one Sacre Drake, upon Shod-wheels with their Carriages; and for Carriages; with Provisions for Sixty Shot Round.
Resolved, &c. That a Thousand Pounds shall be paid, to Colonel John Venne, for the Garison of Windsore Castle, out of the Arrears and growing Profits of the Court of Wards, next after the former Assignments shall be satisfied.