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 Martis, 14 Maii, 1644.
Darrell, a Prisoner.
ORDERED, That the State and Condition of Mr. Paul Darrell, now a Prisoner in Bridewell, being taken Prisoner at Sir Alexander Denton's House, be referred to the Committee for Prisoners, to discharge him, if they shall see Cause; taking the Covenant.
Sir Wm. Uvedale.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Wm. Carr, committed Prisoner for writing a Letter of Affront to Sir Arth. Hesilrig, wherein he violates the Privilege of the House, upon his humble Petition, expressing his Sorrow for giveing any Offence to this House, or any Member thereof; professing, that it was out of his Ignorance of the Privileges; be forthwith discharged from any further Restraint or Imprisonment.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Four associated Counties of Sussex, Surry, &c. do, this Afternoon, meet with the Committee of the West, to consider of some things of absolute Necessity for Sir Wm. Waller's March: And the Members of both these Committees are enjoined, peremptorily, to meet upon this Business, this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in the Star Chamber.
Isle of Wight.
It is further referred to this Committee to consider of the humble Petition of several Gentlemen, Ministers, and others the Inhabitants of the Isle of Wight; and of the Names presented from the Committee of both Kingdoms, to be Committees of the Isle of Wight; and of the Information given concerning one Reade: And are to confer with the Earl of Pembroke, about the providing for the Safety of that Island.
Committee of both Kingdoms.
Ordered, That the Members of this House, that were of the Committee of both Kingdoms, or any Three of them, shall have Power from time to time, to open the Letters directed unto that Committee; and present their Opinions to this House, upon Occasion: And shall meet at Derby House, as formerly: And are to acquaint the Scotts Commissioners with those Letters.
Message to Lords.
Lord Grey went up to the Lords, to desire them to expedite the Ordinance concerning the Committee of both Kingdoms, returned, with some Amendments, to the Lords: And the Ordinance for Exclusion of such Members of either . . . . without the Consent of both, as have deserted the Parliament.
Persons from Plymouth.
Ordered, That the Examination of the Business, concerning the Gentlemen that are come up from Plymouth, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Gloucester: And they are to meet upon it To-morrow, at Three post Meridiem, in the Star Chamber.
Lieutenant Governor of Portesmouth.
Proceedings against Plunkett, &c.
Ordered, That Captain Thomas, Captain Plunkett, and Captain Williams, be forthwith examined upon Oath, in the Court of Admiralty; and, upon their Refusal, that the Court do proceed with them according to the usual and ordinary Course of that Court, in such Case of Contempt.
Resolved, &c. That, upon the Sale of such Prize Goods, as shall be adjudged by the Court of Admiralty, Caution shall be taken, that the Monies, arising out of the Proceed of such Goods, may be deposited till the House take further Order; to the end, that Relief may be afforded to such well-affected Persons, as shall be so adjudged by this House.
Resolved, &c. That the Thirds of such Goods, as belong to the Captains and Mariners, shall not be delivered, until such Captains and Mariners have been examined, and hath given Satisfaction concerning the Goods that are wanting.
Jones', &c. Petition.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Colonel Sam. Jones, and Thomas Thinne of London, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee appointed for Relief of such well affected Persons, whose Goods are taken by the Parliament Ships.
Answer from Lords.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Jesson shall be referred to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, to consider what he has done upon the Propositions; and to assess him for his Twentieth Part, if they shall see Cause: And that, what shall arise from this Assessment, shall be paid upon Account to the Lord Greye, towards the Satisfaction of the Five hundred Pounds formerly assigned to him.