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, 10 Maii, 1644.
ORDERED, That all the Petitions, of the like Nature as those Yesterday presented, concerning the new Draperies, be referred to the Committee Yesterday made for the Essex and Suffolk Petitions, concerning new Draperies.
The humble Petition of the Scotts Reformado Officers, bound for their own Country, desiring their Arrears, or some Part of it, to carry them into their own Country, was this Day read; and referred to the Committee for the Reformadoes, where Mr. Knightley has the Chair: And they are to treat with those Gentlemen who are liable to pay the Six Shillings per Cent. upon Currans, by the late Ordinance, to see upon what Security they will advance the Sums they are liable to pay by the said Ordinance; and to consider of any other honourable and just Way of raising Monies to pay the Reformadoes, English and Scotts; and to propound them to the House: And the Consideration of Mr. St. Hill's sending Currans to Bristoll, contrary to the Ordinance, is referred to this Committee: And Mr. Edw. Ashe is added to this Committee: And they are to meet this Afternoon; and are to report on Monday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Petition of Rich. Piggott, Citizen and Grocer of London, this Day read, be referred to the Committee for Accounts, where Mr. Trenchard has the Chair, to consider how the Five thousand Pounds, Arrear of the One hundred thousand Pounds, mentioned in the Petition, may be brought in, and the Petitioner satisfied, out of the said Five thousand Pounds, the Two thousand Pounds advanced, and secured by him, for the Publick; whereof the Monies, borrowed of Sir Edw. Wrighte, is Part: And that, in the mean time, all Suits and Proceedings against the said Petitioner, commenced by the Executors of Sir Edw. Wright, or any other, for the said Two thousand Pounds, so advanced and secured as aforesaid, for the Publick only, be stayed till the Report be made, and this House take further Order: And That Committee for Accounts is revived as to this Business.
Leave to attend the Queen.
Resolved, &c. That Leave shall be given, by this House, to Sir Theodore Mayherne and Sir Matthew Lister, to go down to the Queen for her Health, with their necessary Servants and Accommodations, without any Prejudice to their Persons, or Estates personal and real.
Inquiry concerning Mr. Haye.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Examinations, to inquire into the Cause of Mr. Archibald Haye's comings and whether be brought any Letters, or any Message, or other thing that might be prejudicial to the Parliament.
It is the Opinion of this Committee, That the most material Things in the last Resolutions of the House, for the enabling the Forces, under the Command of his Excellency, and of Sir Wm. Waller, to march, being performed, that they find those Forces in readiness to march for the Prosecution of the Design intended: And that his Excellency and Sir Wm. Waller are resolved, that the Forces shall march accordingly.
A Letter from the Prince Elector, of the Second of May, from the Hagh, addressed to the Committee of both Kingdoms, and recommended from that Committee, was this Day read; and ordered to be further considered of on Wednesday next.
Pindar's, &c. Petition.
Resolved, &c. That the humble Petition of Martin Pindar, Colonel Harcourt Leighton, and Tho. Herbert, Esquires, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Establishment of my Lord General's Army.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Captain John Potter, to be one of the Commissioners appointed to reside in the Lord General's Army: And that he shall be referred to the Committee for the Establishment of my Lord General's Army, in the like manner as the other Commissioners Petition is referred.
Arms stayed at Duynkirke.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the Arms stayed at Duynkirke, and not suffered to come forth by some Ships, States Men of War, be referred to the Gentlemen, Members of this House, of the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Forces at Gloucester.
Sir Tho. Dacres went up to the Lords, to desire a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, so soon as may stand with their Lordships Conveniency, concerning some Amendments returned from the Lords to the Ordinance concerning Gloucester.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of this House, that were of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to call the Officers of Colonel Harvye's Regiment, and to confer with them how that Regiment may march, if in case Colonel Harvey still refuse to march in Person, under the Command he is designed to go.
They were called in; and did present a Petition to the House, requesting, that the Lord Robarts might have the Command in Chief of the Counties of Devon and Cornewell: They likewise presented Reasons, affixed to their Petition, upon which Reasons they ground their Request: The which were all read.
Saint Nicholas Island.
Exchange of Prisoners.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Exchange of the Lord Arundell of Wardour his Children, now Prisoners to the Parliament, for the Children of the Lord Robarts, now Prisoners with the King.
Money for the West.
Ordered, That Mr. Prideaux and Sir Jo. Bampfield do go to Sir Rob. Berkeley, to take care, that the Monies, appointed presently to be paid by him, may be paid and disposed of for the Use and Benefit of the West, by the Committee for the West; and to take Security for the Residue in Mr. Speaker's Name.
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the Committee in Opinion; That Dr. Stryall, according to a Warrant, dated July the 12th, from the Committee of the Safety, shall have One hundred Pounds paid him for his Advance Money, to be borrowed out of the Recruit Monies, and repaid out of the Monies that come in Haberdashers Hall; and that he shall, as others of the Army, have his Wages due to him before the Commencement of my Lord General's Ordinance, and from the Date of that Ordinance, as the Ordinance doth direct; that is, One Half in Hand, and the other Half upon Publick Faith.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the Committee in Opinion, That the Apothecary of the Army shall have Two hundred and Fifty Pounds advanced to him, upon Account, to provide Physick, to be borrowed out of the Recruit Monies in the Treasurers Hand, and repaid out of the Monies that come in at Haberdashers Hall.
Money for Plymouth.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Members of this House, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms: And the Scotts Commissioners are desired to join with them, in the Examination of the Business concerning Commissary General Behir; and to compose it, if they can; or otherwise to report it to the House.
Money for Intelligence.
Ordered, That the Committee for the King's Revenue do forthwith pay unto Mr. Walt. Frost, Secretary to the Committee of both Kingdoms, Three hundred Pounds, upon Account, in pursuance of a former Order, made for Allowance of Two hundred Pounds per Week to the said Committee of both Kingdoms, for Intelligence, and other incident Charges.
Committee of both Kingdoms.
Gloucester Ordinance. - Earl of Stamford.
Hasilrig's Petition, &c.
Ordered, That the Petition of Thomas Hasilrig Esquire, and the Information of Jeoffery Hawkins against Lieutenant Cotton; and the Information of the Lord Grey against the said Mr. Hasilrigge, about the opening of a Letter directed to his Lordship; be referred to the Committee for the Examination of Sir Edward Hartop's Business.
Palmer's &c. Petition.
Affairs in Leicester.
Ordered, That it be referred to the said Committee, to see if they can compose the Differences between the Gentlemen and Commanders in the County of Leicester, except in Matters concerning the Privilege of Parliament.