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, 22 Martii, 1643.
Supplies for Army.
ORDERED, That Mr. Corbett do prepare a Letter, to be written to the Earl of Manchester, to know what Quantity of Arms and Ammunition he requires for the Service of the associated Counties; and that he shall have from hence to the Value of the Butter seized and stayed at Yermouth, of Arms and Ammunition: And that the said Butter be sent to our Brethren in Sunderland; and that the Corn pretended to be one Mr. Allen's, be likewise sent to Sunderland, for the Use of our Brethren the Scotts: And that the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall do furnish the Arms and Ammunition; and likewise pay for Allen's Corn, if it shall appear to belong to him: And that it be referred to the Examination of the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to consider unto whom the said Corn does truly belong: And that the Bailiffs of Yermouth do take care for sending away the Butter, and the Corn; and have Thanks returned them for their Diligence.
Persons coming in or Declaration.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Paston, Sir Rob. De Grey, and the Earl of Thanett, and his Petition, and all others that come in by Virtue of the Declaration, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee appointed to consider of such as come in upon that Declaration: And they have Power to consider what Proportion out of their Estate is to be allowed to the Parties that so come in upon that Declaration, either by Fine or otherwise; and to report the same to the House: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two a Clock, in the inner Court of Wards.
Exchange of Prisoners.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Exchange of Captain Cocke, Prisoner to the Parliament at Dover Castle, for Mr. Geo. Lilborne, Prisoner to the Earl of Newcastle; and do Order, That the said Captain Cocke be forthwith discharged from any further Restraint or Imprisonment.
Declaration respecting Peace, &c.
Mr. Recorder presented from the Committee, the Declaration to be published to the World, upon the Pretences and Overtures from Oxon, for a Treaty concerning a Peace: The which was read: And
It is Ordered, That these Considerations should be added, viz. Concerning the Cessation in Ireland, and the Endeavours of those at Oxon, by such a Peace, to reduce us here to the same Condition as Ireland is: Concerning the Proclamation, issued forth by his Majesty, for the apprehending of the Lord Digby, Piercy, and Jermyn: The Act for the Continuance of this present Parliament to be printed herewith: Consideration to be had, and added, what evil Ministers in former pernicious Times brought former Kings unto: And it is referred to Mr. Recorder to insert these additional Considerations into the said Declaration.
Grounds for Peace, &c.
According to a former Order, the House took into Consideration the Matter of the Conference, reported on Wednesday last, by Sir H. Vane jun. concerning the Reference to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to prepare Grounds for a just and safe Peace.
And the Paper delivered at that Conference was read: And, after Debate,
It was Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere to their Vote passed on Friday last, of referring to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to prepare Grounds for a just and safe Peace, &c.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere to their former Vote of referring the Papers from the States Ambassadors to the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee, or any Four of them, appointed on Friday last to prepare Reasons that induced this House to refer the Grounds of Peace to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to prepare Reasons, to be offered to the Lords at a Conference, for adhering to their former Votes, for referring to the Committee of both Kingdoms to prepare Grounds for a just and safe Peace; and likewise the Papers from the States Ambassadors: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Treasury Chamber: And to bring them in To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Lords Amendments to the Ordinance concerning a Weekly Meal, be taken into Consideration To-morrow the first Business.
Isle of Wight.
The humble Petition of the Knights, Gentlemen, and other Inhabitants of the Isle of Wight, concerning Colonel Carne, Deputy Governor of the Isle of Wight, was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, and to the Earl of Pembroke, to take care of the Isle of Wight, that the Publick may suffer no Prejudice, in the Interim, that this Business concerning Colonel Carne and the Isle of Wight is depending.
Ordered, That the Information of the Demeanor and Carriage of one Oglander, to the Isle of Wight, concerning the Business touching Colonel Carne, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee formerly appointed to consider of the Petition against Colonel Carne.
Maimed Soldiers, &c.
Ordered, That the like Order as was formerly, shall be made for the Collections upon the next Fast Day, to be employed for the Relief of the poor maimed Soldiers and Soldiers Widows.
Ordered, That Mr. Scawen do, To-morrow, make Report concerning the Establishment of my Lord General's Army.
Ordered, That, To-morrow, Sir Tho. Barrington do make Report concerning the taking and levying the Twentieth Part in the associated Counties, by Committees of Soldiers.