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, 14 Martii, 1643.
Guillaume's, &c. Arrears.
AN Ordinance for paying Part of the Arrears due to Captain Guillaume, Captain Parry, and Mr. Jo. Pitts, Minister, out of the Estates of Delinquents and Papists, not yet discovered, and by them to be discovered, to be deducted out of their several Arrears, was this Day read the First and Second time; and assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords, for their Concurrence.
Report to be made.
Ordered, That the Report concerning Mr. Cunningham, and concerning Colonel Crawford and his Lientenant, be made To-morrow Morning the First *
Ordered, That the humble Petition of James Sotheby Merchant, this Day presented to the House, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations.
An Ordinance concerning the Victualler of the Navy, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, by Vote upon the Question, committed unto the Committee of the Navy: And they are to meet upon it this Afternoon; and to bring it in To-morrow Morning: And are to tender both the Covenants to the Commissioners named in the Ordinance.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to consider of the Number and Burthen of Ships to be set forth for the Summer's Guard, with a Regard to be had to the Necessities of the Kingdom; and of the Means and Ways of Payment of and furnishing of them: And likewise to desire my Lord Admiral, to be very well informed of such Officers in the Fleet, as he shall think fit to employ.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy do receive such Propositions as shall be presented unto them, for the raising of Monies for the Service of the State: And if the Proposition be such, as will produce Advantage to the Kingdom, that then the Parties that propound the same, shall be employed, and well rewarded for their Pains and Industry.
An Ordinance for continuing the present Commissioners and Collectors of the Customs, in the present Collection of the Customs; and for Continuance of the former Ordinance for Payment of the Duties upon Merchandize exported and imported; was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto a Committee of the whole House: And are to meet upon it To-morrow at Eight of Clock.
Resolved, &c. That the Time in this Ordinance, shall be to the Twenty-sixth of March 1645 inclusive.
Money for Arrears.
Whereas, by an Order of both Houses, of the Twenty-ninth of February, Five hundred Pounds was appointed, presently, to be paid, upon Account, to Sir Wm. Brereton, assigned unto him by Order of both Houses, towards the providing of Arms, out of the Monies that come in at Haberdashers Hall, and the Residue, that the said Arms shall amount unto, by Month and Month, till the whole Sum that the said Arms should come unto, were paid; the which Sum of Five hundred Pounds he hath already received: For the better and speedier expediting of Sir Wm. Brereton upon the Service of the State, it is Ordered, That the said Committee at Haberdashers Hall, do forthwith pay unto the said Sir Wm. Brereton, upon Account, for the Uses aforesaid, One thousand Pounds more.
Ordered, That Mr. Trenchard do deliver up, unto the Committee of Accounts, all such Informations as he hath in his Hands, or knoweth, concerning the Matter of Accounts.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whittfield and Sir Edw. Leech;
The Lords having formerly sent to this House, concerning the Earl of Holland, they do now desire your speedy Concurrence concerning the taking off the Sequestration of his Estate: And whereas they formerly received an Ordinance concerning Dr. Burges; the which they do agree unto.
Money for Intelligence.
Ordered, That the Committee for his Majesty's Revenue, do forthwith advance, to the Committee of both Kingdoms, Two hundred Pounds, to be employed for Dispatches and Intelligences.
Ordered, That the One thousand Pound, informed of by Mr. Serjeant Wilde to be lately discovered to belong to a Delinquent, shall be forthwith paid to Sir Wm. Bruerton, upon Account, to be employed for the buying of Arms and Ammunition, and defraying other Charges, for the Service of Cheshire; if, in case, upon Examination, the same appear to belong to any Delinquent, whose Estate ought to be sequestered: And that Thanks be returned to those that discovered the same.
Answer to Lords.
Resolved, &c. That the Answer to this Message shall be, That this House will send Answer by Messengers of their own.-
Ordered, That the Committee for excluding Members out of either House that have deserted the Parliament, without the Consent of both Houses, do make Report of that Business To-morrow Morning.-
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Guilliam's &c. Arrears.
Whereas it appeareth by the humble Petition of Captain Wm. Guilliam, Captain Walter Parry, and Mr. John Pitts, Minister, That they have been, all of them, employed in the Western Expedition with Sir Wm. Waller, in the Regiment of Sir Arthur Hasilrig Baronet; and that there are, in Arrear to the said Captains and Minister, considerable Sums of Money, for the Service done by them to the Parliament; the which Arrears cannot so soon be audited, as the Necessity of their present going upon Service doth require: The Lords and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, taking the Premises into Consideration, do hereby Order, Declare, and Ordain, That the said Captain Guilliam, and Captain Walter Parry, shall receive One hundred Pounds apiece, and the said Mr. John Pitts the Sum of Fifty Pounds, upon Account, towards their several Losses and Disbursements, out of such Monies as are due, and coming to the State, from several Papists and Delinquents, such as are already voted to be Delinquents, or shall be found to be Delinquents, within the several Ordinances of both Houses of Parliament, and not collected, nor discovered; and to be by them, the said Captain Guilliam, Captain Parry, and Mr. Pitt, or either of them, found out and discovered. And further it is Ordered and Declared, that the said several and respective Sums, raised as aforesaid, and the Overplus, that the aforesaid Persons shall discover, shall be paid over to the Treasurers appointed by the Ordinances for Sequestrations: And they are required, by this Ordinance, to repay unto Captain Wm. Guilliam an Hundred Pounds, unto Captain Walter Parry an Hundred Pounds, and to John Pitts Fifty Pounds, to be deducted out of their several and respective Arrears: Whose Acquittances, for the several Sums by them received, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Treasurers, for so much as they shall so receive.