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, 17 Maii, 1644.
RESOLVED, &c. That the Committee at Haberdashers Hall do forthwith imprest, upon Account, to Captain Christopher Flemming, Fifty Pounds, as Part of his Arrears, to enable him to repair to his Charge immediately in this present Expedition.
Drakes's, &c. Arrears.
Upon the humble Petition of Captain Drake, Captain Hasslewood, Captain Ben. Hooke, Captain George Willoughby, Lieutenant Rich. Adams, Lieutenant Cotterell; it is Ordered, That One hundred Pounds, of the first Monies that shall come in by the Discovery of the Committee for Examinations, shall be paid unto the Petitioners, towards the Arrears due unto them.
Exchange of Prisoners,
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Exchange of Captain Kettleby, a Prisoner here to the Parliament, for Captain Rob. Turpin, Prisoner to the King's Forces in Exeter.
Sir Tho. Soame, the Lieutenant of the Tower, and Mr. Vassall, are appointed to go to the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen; to desire them, from this House, to take effectual Care, that the monthly Monies, assessed upon the City of London, by the Ordinance for my Lord General's Army, with the Arrears, may be brought in according to the Time and Directions in the Ordinance.
Money for Army.
Ordered, That Mr. Green, Mr. Nicoll, Mr. Long, Mr. Trenchard, and the Committee for Excise, do go to the Commissioners for Excise this Afternoon; to take care, that the Monies assigned out of the Excise for my Lord General's Army may be duly brought in and paid, according to the Directions and Time limited and appointed in the said Ordinance: And the Care of this Business is especially recommended to this Committee, and to the Gentlemen above-named, to take care, from time to time, that the said Monies may be brought in duly, that there may be no Failure of the Payment according to the Time appointed: And Mr. Long is hereby added to the Committee for Excise.
Ordered, That the Committees for the Cities of London and Westminster, and Places within the Line of Communication, and weekly Bills of Mortality, appointed by the Ordinance for recruiting of the Lord General's Army, do forthwith meet; and agree by what Proportions, within the several Cities, Places, and County, the Four Pound per diem, appointed for the Pay of the Four Commissioners, which are by the Ordinance to reside in the Army, shall be made: And the said Committees are required, according to such Proportions, within the several Places, to cause the said Money to be forthwith assessed, levied, collected, and paid over, once every Twenty-eight Days, to Sir G. Gerard, Treasurer at Wars: Who is hereby authorized to pay the same to the said Commissioners.
Field Marshal, &c.
Resolved, &c. That the Allowance and Entertainment of the Field Marshal shall be Six Pounds per diem; and that it shall be so inserted in the Establishment.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Cooke shall be established Mark Master of the Horse in my Lord General's Army, and Joint Commissary for the Muster of the Horse: And it is referred to the Committee for the Establishment to consider of some Rules for Direction to him in the marking and mustering of the Horse; and to settle his Entertainment.
Committee of both Kingdoms.
The Lord Grey went up to the Lords, to desire a free Conference, so soon as may stand with their Lordships Conveniency, upon the Matter of the late Conference touching the Ordinance for the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Lord Grey brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to give a present free Conference, as is desired.
Mr. Crew, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Strode, are appointed Managers of this Conference.
Ordered, That, so soon as the Conference shall be ended, the House will take into Consideration the Petition from the Merchants.
Committee of both Kingdoms.
Mr. Crew reports, from the free Conference, That the Lords do agree, that, if this House will send up a new Ordinance, they will do that which shall be fit, just, and honourable.
Resolved, &c. That a new Ordinance for continuing the Committee of both Kingdoms for Four Months longer, shall be prepared, and sent up to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Ellis reports the Amendments to the Ordinance, intituled, An Ordinance for the better putting in Execution the Ordinance for sequestering the Estates of Papists and Delinquents: The which Amendments were twice read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and the Ordinance with the Amendments passed: And Sir Tho. Barrington is appointed to carry up this Ordinance to the Lords.
Resolved, &c. That the Members of this House, that are Committees of Sequestrations in the several Counties, be enjoined to hasten up the Accounts of that Business.
Ordered, That Mr. Reynolds and Mr. Sandys do prepare and bring in an Ordinance, for the further and better putting in Execution the Ordinances of Sequestrations, in relation to Gifts, and Loans, and other Obstructions, and Inconveniencies, to be prevented.
Ordered, That, To-morrow, the French Merchants be called in; and their Petition read.
Resolved, &c. That Lieutenant Colonel Ferrer, sent up in safe Custody, be forthwith committed to the Custody of the Serjeant, there to remain during the Pleasure of the House.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Rob. Riche and Mr. Page;
That the Lords have sent down to this House, a Letter received from the Earl of Warwicke, and another from Captain Owen, concerning that Business; likewise a Letter from the Lord Fairfaxe: They do desire, at the Suit of Sir Hen Marvyn, you will remember that Business: Likewise a Petition of the Countess of Dorsett's, which they commend to your Favour: Likewise to expedite the Business concerning the Earl of Mulgrave, and the Lord Sheffeild.
Whereas, at the Committee of both Houses concerning the Examinations, in the Business concerning ths Earl of Essex, some Question being made upon the Oath given to the Witnesses; Mr. Whitlocke was appointed by the Committee to report the same to this House: The Lords now desire to know the Resolution of this House, Whether they will proceed any further in that joint Committee, or not.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Earl of Mulgrave, &c.
Ordered, That the Matter of the Message, concerning the Earl of Mulgrave and my Lord Sheffeild, be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next.
Message to Lord Mayor.
Ordered, That Mr. Alderman Soames, and the Lieutenant of the Tower, do acquaint the Lord Mayor, That, To-morrow, this House intends to send an Answer, by some Members of their House, to the Petition received from the City; and to desire him to call a Common Council accordingly.
Committee of both Houses.
The and Commons, in Parliament assembled, do Declare and Ordain, That the Ordinance, intituled, "An Ordinance for the appointing a Committee of both Houses of Parliament, to join with the Committees and Commissioners of Scotland, for the better managing the Affairs of both Nations, in the Common Cause, according to the Ends expressed in the late Covenant and Treaty between the Two Nations of England and Scotland;" and every Clause, Article, and Sentence, therein contained, shall be, and continue, and is hereby continued, for and during the Space of Four Months, from the Time of the Expiration of the former Ordinance, and no longer.
This Ordinance was read, voted, and passed, upon Question; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords, for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That it be recommended, in an especial Manner, to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to provide for the Necessities and Wants of the Scotts Army, by the Ways and Means formerly propounded in the House, and recommended to that Committee.