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, Junii 8, 1644.
ORDERED, That it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue, to take Security of Mr. John Hatley, to answer the Law concerning the Monies consigned to Mr. Stringer at Hull, seized aboard the Ship, called, The Godspeede of Hull, whereof Tho. Coates is Master; and thereupon the Ship and Monies be discharged: And that Sir Hen. Vane sen. do write unto the Captain of West Tilbury Fort, who staid the Ship, and seized the said Monies, to discharge the said Ship and Monies accordingly.
Court of Wards, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do pursue the former Order of this House, that relates to the Earl of Pembroke, and the Court of Wards: And that they do examine what Damage the Tenants have sustained by their Obedience to the Order of this House, and the Committee of the Revenue, that they may have Reparation.
Delinquents Estates, &c.
Ordered, That, in pursuance of a former Order of this House, the Informations of some Delinquents Estates concealed, and discovered by Sir Hen. Vane sen. and Mr. Blakiston, be referred to the Examination of the Committee for Examinations: And that if they shall, upon Proof, appear to be Delinquents or Papists Estates, and discovered by them, that then to the Value of One thousand Pounds they should have, according to the said former Order, to employ for Provision of Arms and Ammunition for the County of Durham, &c.
Passes to Ships.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to grant Passes to the Ships that are designed for Sunderland and Scotland, in regard they cannot, at this time, have Passes from the Lord Admiral.
Money for Army.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed Yesterday to go to the Common Council, and Mr. Dunch, Mr. Winwood, Lord Wenman, Sir Rob. Pye, Mr. Hobby, Sir Jo. Trecor, Mr. Fienis, Alderman Pennington, Mr. Lane, and Mr. Holland, be joined as a Committee: And have Power to treat with the Committee of the Militia, upon the sending of Forces into Oxfordshire, and the Parts thereabouts, upon the Service against Greenland House, Walling ford, Abington, Oxon, &c.: And they are appointed to meet this Afternoon upon this Business.
Resolved, &c. That the State shall make use of the Monies lately discovered and seized at St. James's : And it is left to the Committee of the Gentlemen of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks, to acquaint the Commissioners of Scotland herewith, in such civil and respectful Manner as they shall think fit.
Resolved, &c. That Two thousand Pounds of those Monies discovered at St. James's shall be employed for the raising and setting-forth of the Forces, to be sent into Oxfordshire, and the Parts thereabouts, and advanced to the Committee of the Gentlemen of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks.
Newport Pagnell Garison.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Counties liable to Contribution to the Garison of Newport Pagnell do take present Order for assessing and levying of the Arrears due to that Garison from those Counties: And that, out of the first Monies that shall come in of those Arrears, the Four hundred Pounds advanced by Sir Thomas Barrington, to set forth Captain Purbeck Temple, upon the present Service into Oxfordshire, shall be repaid unto him the said Sir Thomas Barrington; and that, in Failure of the Payment thereof within Three Weeks, by the Counties contributory to the Garison of Newport Pagnell, he shall then be forthwith reimbursed out of Haberdashers Hall.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Henry Coningsbie, Son and Heir apparent to Thomas Coningsbie Esquire, now Prisoner in the Tower, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Safety do grant a Warrant to Lieutenant Colonel Owen Rowe, to deliver the Quantities of Powder, Bullet, and Match, agreed unto by the Committee of the Militia, to be sent to the Forces near Greenland House.
Message from Lords.
That the Lords have sent down the Ordinance concerning enabling Colonel Browne to reduce Oxford; to which they do agree, with these Amendments and Alterations. They have likewise sent down the Ordinance concerning Mr. Hext the Minister, for Books; and agree to the same, with these Alterations: And do desire this House to take into Consideration the Countess of Cleveland's Petition.
Amendments agreed to.
Countess of Cleveland.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde reports, in writing, the Opinion of the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, concerning the Allowance of Four hundred Pounds per Annum to the Countess of Cleveland, out of her Lands in Eseex; which was, upon the Question, assented unto: And Mr. Serjeant Wild is to acquaint the Lords therewith, by a Message.
Bishop of Canterbury.
Ordered, That the Bishop of Canterbury shall have the Sight of such Books as are ordered by the Lords, one of the Members of this House being to be there present at the same Time, who is to carry the Keys with him.