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, 15 Martii, 1643.
Payment to Canningham.
RESOLVED, &c. That this House doth allow of, and appoint, that Seven thousand Three hundred Sixty Pounds Four Shillings and Four-pence, due and payable to Thomas Cunningham, for, Arms delivered at Leith, by Agreement of both Kingdoms, for the Scottish Army in Ireland, be paid unto the said Tho. Cunningham, out of the Two hundred thousand Pounds assigned to the Scotts: And that the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, do take care that the said Sum of Seven thousand Three hundred Sixty Pounds Four Shillings and Four-pence be paid unto the said Tho. Cunningham accordingly.
Colonel Crawford, &c.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Crawford, his Lieutenant Colonel, Three Captains, Three Lieutenants, and Two Ensigns, shall have the publick Faith of the Kingdom, for the Arrears due unto them for their Entertainment in Ireland, upon the Account of their Arrears certified.
Pension to Palmer, &c.
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth grant and confirm unto Lieutenant Rich. Palmer, who hath lost both his Eyes in the Service of the Parliament, against the Rebels, the Pension of One hundred Pounds per Annum, until he shall be otherwise provided for: And that it be referred to the Committee appointed to consider of a means to raise Money, by way of Excise, for Payment of Bandileers, and other Artificers, Creditors to the State, to consider which way this Pension shall accordingly be paid unto him; and that, in the mean time, the Committee of the King's Revenue, do weekly pay unto the said Lieutenant Rich. Palmer Forty Shillings, the first Week of Payment, beginning with this Day. And it is referred to the Committee aforesaid for the Payment of Bandileers, and other Officers, to consider of the humble Petition of Thomas Wright, of Whested in the County of Suffolic.
Grounds for Peace.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to consider of and prepare some Grounds for settling a just and safe Peace in all his Majesty's Dominions, such as both Kingdoms may consent unto, and prosecute; and to present them to both Houses.
Sir Rob. Harley is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, concerning the settling of a just and safe Peace, in all his Majesty's Dominions, so soon as shall stand with their Lordships Conveniency.
Persons neglecting to attend.
Ordered, That Mr. Clayton, who failed to attend with Records at the Trial of the Archbishop of Canterbury, being thereunto required, do attend Mr. Speaker, and give him Satisfaction for his Failure: Which, if he thinks fit, he is to inform the House of, that they may take further Course with him.
Ordered, That Mr. Blewett, Register of the Prerogative Court, be forthwith Summoned in safe Custody, to answer his Neglect, in not attending at the Trial of the Archbishop of Canterbury with Records, being thereunto required by the Committee appointed to manage that Trial.
Lords agree to Conference.
Informations against Wither.
. . Whitelock, . . Barrington, . . Maynard, . . Gourdon, . . Grimston, . . Harley, . . Bainton, . . Bamfield, . . Rous, . . Wilde, . . Prideaux, . . Stevens, . . Hooby, . . Hodges, . . Wentworth, . . Pye, . . Recorder, . . Wheler, . . Irby, . . Herbert;
This Committee is appointed to consider of the Three Petitions of Edw. Downes of the City of New Sarum, Clothier; the Petition of divers Inhabitants of the Convent Garden, whose Names are subscribed; the Petition of Joane Gunninge; the Informations given into this House, concerning Mr. Anth. Wither's Misdemeanors in the Matter of Sequestrations, and the abusive Words he gave to a Member of this House at a Committee, and other Words that might reflect upon whole Committees of the House, and upon the House itself: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in the Star Chamber.
Earl of Thanett.
The Lords have received a Petition from the Earl of Thanett; and Part of it is, That there might be a Stay in the Felling and Cutting of his Timber and Trees, till he be heard: Which they yield unto; and desire the Concurrence of this House.
Amendments to Ordinance.
A Cornet taken.
Grounds for Peace.
Whereas there have been many Endeavours from Oxford, by Declaration, Messages, and otherwise, to raise a Belief in the People, and in foreign Parts, that they were inclined to Peace, and the Parliament averse to it; notwithstanding that the several Means to the Parliament for that Purpose have been such as, in Conclusion, did appear clearly to hinder and obstruct the same: Which the House of Commons taking into Consideration, and that the Parliament hath always endeavoured a firm and just Peace, they do now think fit of themselves further to prosecute the same, finding the Commissioners of Scotland have Instructions to join with them, to consider and prepare such Grounds as, by mutual Advice and Consent, may bring all his Majesty's Dominions to a happy and safe Peace: For which Purpose they have passed this Vote; viz.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to consider of and prepare some Grounds for settling a just and safe Peace in all his Majesty's Dominions, such as both Kingdoms may consent unto and prosecute; and to present them to both Houses: