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 Sabbati, 27 Aprilis, 1644.
AN Ordinance for taking away, and demolishing all superstitious and illegal Matters in the Worship of God, was this Day read the First and Second time.
Sir Simonds D'Ewes, Sir Rob. Harley, Sir Jo. Wray, Mr. Holles, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Selden, Mr. Rous, Mr. Tate, Sir Ben. Rudyer, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Mr. Crewe, Sir Nevile Poole, Mr. Jo. Blakiston, Mr. Millington, Sir Jo. Clottworthy, Sir Hen. Vane, jun. Sir Martin Lumley, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Dowse, Mr. Gourdon, Mr. White, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Jennour, Mr. Sallawey: And are to meet on Monday next, at Two post Meridiem, in the Exchequer Chamber: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.
Officers in the Mint.
Ordered, That the Officers, Ministers, Moneyers, and Labourers of the Mint, that are actually employed in the Mint, whose Names shall be certified under the Hand of Sir Rob. Harley, shall be exempted, as to their Persons, from Imprest upon any Occasion whatsoever: And that the Warrant under Mr. Speaker's Hand, given for the Exemption of them, be allowed by the House, and stand good.
Ordered, That the Committee where Mr. Corbett has the Chair, concerning the Mint, do meet, and suddenly make Report.
Money for Army.
A Letter from Sir Wm. Waller, sans Date, desiring a present Supply of Money, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Committee for the West, and the Committee of the associated Counties, do meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the inner Star Chamber, to consider of the Payment of the Train of Artillery, with Sir Wm. Waller; and to settle that Business; and to report it to the House on Monday Morning next.
Mr. Green reports from the Commissioners of Excise, that they have done the best they can, upon their Credits, to advance the Second Ten thousand Pound; and, by the Answers they receive, they do not doubt, but, if my Lord General were upon his March, they should be able speedily to provide the Monies.
March of Army.
Ordered, That Mr. Green, Mr. Prideaux, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Holles, do go to my Lord General, to acquaint him with the State of the Monies; and to assure him, that there is no Doubt of the Monies, if his Lordship please to appoint a speedy Day for his March: And desire him, from this House, to appoint a speedy Day; this House being of Opinion, that his appointing a certain and speedy Day does much concern the Safety of the Kingdom, and the Advance of the Business, in the very Point of getting Money.
Corn for the City.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for buying of Corn for the City, be read the Third time on Monday Morning next.
Scotch Army, &c.
A Letter, from Wederbye, of the 19 April, from the Earl of Lyndesay to the Lord Maitland, relating the Proceedings of the Scotts Army; and a Letter from the Lord Fairefaxe, from Selbye, of the Twentieth of April, relating the Proceedings of his Forces, and their joining with the Scotts Army, and of the Marquis of Newcastle's coming to Yorke, on Tuesday was Sevennight; were both this Day read.
Commission to Lord Fairefaxe.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Great Seal be desired to grant a Commission, under the Great Seal, to the Lord Fairefaxe, to be Custos Rotulorum of the whole County of Yorke, and of the Three several Ridings of the County of Yorke.
Letters to be read.
Ordered, That the Letters from the Scotts Army in Ireland, delivered in by Sir H. Vane jun. be read on Monday Morning next.
An Ordinance for the better regulating the Matter of Sequestrations, and the better bringing in of the Monies upon those Ordinances, was this Day read the First, and ordered to be read the Second time, on Monday Morning next, peremptorily: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind hereof.
Scotts Army, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to consider of and prepare a Letter, to be signed and sent from the Speakers of both Houses, to the Earl of Leven, the General of the Scotts Army, and the Committee with the Scotts Army, in Testimony and Acknowledgment of their good Affections; and likewise to prepare an Answer to the Paper from the Scotts Commissioners, concerning their Demands touching their Army in the North; and to think of a convenient Sum of Money to be sent forthwith to the Scotts Army, besides what shall be raised by the Committee at Grocers Hall; and to consider of some Expedient for the raising of such a convenient Sum of Money: And to report All to the House on Monday Morning next.
Mr. Holles brings Answer, That my Lord General's Answer is; That he is, and will be, ready to march at a Day's Warning, if Monies be provided: That, notwithstanding, he will advise with his Council of War this Afternoon; and return an Answer on Monday Morning early. He doth further desire, That Course may be taken, that some Forces may be put into Aylisbury, when that Garison is drawn forth.
Ordered, That the Consideration of putting a Garison into Aylisbury, when those Forces shall be drawn into the Field, shall be referred to the Committee for the association of the County of Bucks.
Earl of Mulgrave, &c.
Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leeche and Dr. Ailett;
That the Lords have sent down to this House a Petition from the Earl of Mulgrave, and the Lord Sheffeild, for the Payment of a weekly Allowance, granted them by both Houses; and refers it to the Consideration of this House.
Ordered, That this Petition be read, on Monday Morning next: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind hereof.
Reflections on Parliament.
Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whitfeilde and Dr. Ailett;
That the Lords being informed, by a Member of their House, of some Words spoken dishonourable to a Member of their House, they had appointed a Committee to examine the same; and, upon Examination, do find it to reflect upon the Honour of both Houses: They have thereupon desisted to proceed any further; and have nominated a Committee of Six; and desire a proportionable Number of this House to join with them; and to meet this Afternoon, at Three Clock, in the Lord Keeper's Lodgings: And to have Power to examine the Business; and to adjourn themselves, from time to time, as they shall think fit.
An Ordinance for continuing the Ordinance for recruiting, maintaining, and regulating the Forces of the Eight associated Counties, under the Command of the Earl of Manchester, for Three Months longer, to begin from the Expiration of the Ordinance now in Force, was this Day read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence: And was accordingly sent up by Sir H. Mildmay.
Trial of Archbishop of Canterbury, &c.
He was further to desire the Lords to meet early on Tuesday, being a Day appointed for the Trial of the Archbishop of Canterbury; that That Business may receive a Dispatch, which is so much desired.
He likewise carried up to the Lords, the Letter from the Earl of Lyndsay to the Lord Maitland, of the Nineteenth of April, from Wetherbye; and the Letter from the Lord Fairefaxe to the Committee of both Kingdoms, from Selbye. of the Twentieth of April.
Answer from Lords.
Sir H. Mildmay brings Answer, That, as to the Ordinance concerning the Earl of Manchester, and the Forces of the Eight associated Counties, they will take it into a speedy Consideration; and send Answer by Messengers of their own: And, as for sitting early for the Trial of the Archbishop of Canterbury, they will take it into Consideration.
Report to be considered.
Ordered, That this Report, made by Sir H. Mildmay, concerning the Earl of Manchester's Ordinance, be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind hereof.
Reflections on Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee of Twelve shall be named, to join with a Committee of Lords in the Examination of a Business that reflects upon the Honour of both Houses, sent down from the Lords in a Message this Day; so as it do not concern any Member of this House, or any Business that is depending in this House: And are to meet this Afternoon, at the Time and Place desired.
Mr. Prideaux, Sir H. Vane jun. Mr. Holles, Mr. Whitlock, Mr. Crue, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Maynard, Sir Phil. Stapilton, Sir Arthur Hasilrig, Mr. Strode, Mr. Sam. Browne;
This Committee is appointed to meet with a Committee of a proportionable Number of the Lords; and to join in the Examination of a Business that reflects upon the Honour of both Houses, sent down from the Lords, in a Message this Day; so as it do not concern any Member of this House, or any Business that is depending in this House: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in the Lord Keeper's Lodgings, as is desired.
Money for Pembroke.
Ordered, That Five hundred Pounds out of Haberdashers Hall, payable at Three Months End, and Five hundred Pounds out of the King's Revenue, payable likewise at Three Months End, shall be allowed to the County of Pembroke, for buying of Arms and Ammunition, and the Service of the said County; and paid to Mr. Thelvall, a Member of this House, or such as he shall appoint, upon Account, for the providing of the Arms and Ammunition aforesaid: And Mr. Thelvall and Mr. White are added to the Committee for Gloucester; and are to consider of the furnishing of these Arms, upon the Credit of this Thousand Pounds, payable as aforesaid.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the First Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and resolve to take it into a speedy Consideration.
Answer returned by the Second Messengers; That this House hath considered their Lordships Message; and have appointed a Committee of a proportionable Number to meet at the Time and Place desired.
Ordered, By the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That one Ordinance of Parliament, bearing Date the Twentieth of January 1643, intituled, An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, for the recruiting, maintaining, and regulating of the Forces of the Seven associated Counties, under the Command of Edward Earl of Manchester, and all the several Parts, Clauses, and Provisoes therein, shall be and continue in full Force and Virtue, to all Intents and Purposes, until the First Day of August next ensuing.