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 Mercurii, Junii 19, 1644.
THE humble Petition of Tho. Lenthall, F. Lenthall, John Marston, and other Merchants, Owners of the good Ship called the Hopewell, of London, was this Day read; and, upon Question, referred unto Sir Thomas Widdrington, Sir Rob. Harley, Mr. Selden, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Liste, Dr. Eden, Mr. Green, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Hill, Mr. Holles, Mr. Pury, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Simonds D' Ewes, Mr. Rolle, Sir Hen. Mildmay, Mr. Millington, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Serjeant Creswelld, Mr. Sam. Browne, and all the Lawyers of the House;
This Committee is to state the Matter of Fact; and to represent it to the House; and their Opinions, what is fit to be done upon it: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, and Records: And are to meet To-morrow, at Two of Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber.
Collection for Relief of Lyme.
Ordered, That, on the next Lord's Day, a Collection be made in all the Parish Churches, and all other Chapers within the Limits of Communication, and Parishes within the Bills of Mortality, of the charitable Contributions of all well-affected Persons, to be employed to the Relief of the poor ruined People of the Town of Lyme: And it is recommended unto my Lord Mayor to give his best . . . . . . to the Furtherance of so charitable a Work.
Proceedings concerning Kinge.
Mr. Lisle reports from the Committee unto which the Petition of Colonel Edw. Kinge, and the Remonstrance annexed, was referred: Whereupon the Petition, and the Remonstrance annexed, were again . . . .; and, upon Examination, the Remonstrance annexed to the Petition, appeared to be the same with that presented to the Lords House.
The Articles exhibited by the Lord Willoughby of Parham, against Colonel Edw. Kinge, were read; which were Six in Number: And it doth appear, that the Lords did proceed to Judgment only upon the First, Third, and Fourth.
The Commission from the Earl of Manchester to Edw. Kinge Colonel, of December 26, 1643; The Votes of the Lords upon this whole Matter, Lunæ, 3 Junii, 1644: And the Judgment thereupon agreed unto by the Lords: And the Judgment pronounced against Colonel Kinge, on the Eighteenth of June 1644; were all read:
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee concerning the Lincolneshire Business, where Mr. Lisle has the Chair, with the Addition of Mr. Sam. Browne, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Selden, and all the Lawyers of the House, as to this Business; viz. To consider of the Proceedings of the Lords to judge a Commoner without acquainting the House of Commons, whether it be not a Breach of the Privilege of this House; and in what Cases it may appear to be a Breach of Privilege: And have Power to send for Parties, Papers, Records, &c.
A Letter from the Lord General, from Dorchester, of June 16, 1644, concerning his Hopes of writing his next from Weymouth, and desiring the Pay to his Army to be sent down with the next Convoy of Ammunition, was this Day read.
Ordered, That Two hundred and Thirty Pounds, out of the Two thousand Pounds assigned to my Lord General's Army, out of Hoberdashers Hall, be forthwith paid upon Account, to the Lieutenant of the Ordnance, to make Provision of Match and Bullet, to be forthwith sent to my Lord General's Army.
Mr. Reynolds reports, That the Lords had received a Message from the States Ambassadors, by the Master of the Ceremonies, Sir Oliver Fleming: The Matter of the Message was, That they had something to deliver unto both Houses from the States their Masters: That the Lords hereupon had appointed a Committee of Nine; and desired this House to appoint a Committee of a proportionable Number, to consider of the Manner of Reception of the States Ambassadors; and what is fit to be done upon the Message from the States Ambassadors.
Message from Lords.
The Lords desire to put you in mind, That they acquainted you formerly, that they had appointed a Committee; and desired this House to nominate a Committee of a proportionable Number to join with their Committee; to consider of some Answer to be given to the States Ambassadors: They desire this House to take it into Consideration, that fitting Respects may be given.
That the Lords do agree to the Ordinance sent from hence, for bestowing the Place of Attorney and Coroner in the Court of King's Bench, upon Mr. Rich. Aiske, with one Amendment in the Grant; viz. to make it during the pleasure of both Houses, whereas it was before during his natural Life.
They have likewise received a Petition from Sir Jo. Conyers, which they desire this House to take into Consideration; and to concur in giving him Leave to continue longer abroad; and to take his Services into Consideration.
Sir H. Vane, Mr. Pierrepont, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Holles, Sir Hen. Mildmay, Lord Lisle, Mr. Crew, Sir Tho. Barrington, Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Sam. Browne, Sir Rob. Harley, Mr. Heveningham, Mr. Knightley, Sir Martin Lumley, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Walt. Erle, Sir Wm. Masham, Mr. Reynolds;
This Committee is appointed to meet with a Committee of a proportionable Number of the Lords, to consider of the Manner of the Reception of the States Ambassadors; and what is fit to be done upon the Message from the States Ambassadors.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and have appointed a Committee of a proportionable Number of the Lords, to consider of the Manner of the Reception of the States Ambassadors, &c.; do agree to the Amendments to the Ordinance concerning Mr. Aiske; and do consent, that Sir Jo. Conyers shall stay beyond Seas for a longer Time.
Leave of Absence.
Informations concerning Money.
Ordered, That the Informations that are come to Mr. Speaker, concerning some Monies that may accrue to the State, be referred to the Committee for the King's Revenue; and that what Monies shall arise from these Informations, shall be employed to the reducing of the Counties of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks.
Forces for Oxfordshire.
Ordered, That the House do, To-morrow, the first Business, take into Consideration the Ways and Means to send Forces into Oxfordshire, and the parts adjoining and some Way of raising Monies for the Raising and Pay of them.
Warrant to go to the Queen.
Ordered, That * * * late Women, attending upon the Children at St. James's, shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to go to the Queen at Exon; provided they carry no Letters, nor any thing else that may be prejudicial to the State.
Stores for Aylisbury.
Ordered, That the Lieutenant of the Ordnance do forthwith furnish, out of the publick Stores, Thirty Barrels of Powder to be sent to the Garison at Aylisbury: And the Committee of the Navy is to be made acquainted therewith.
Money for Army.
Be it Ordained, by the and Commons assembled in Parliament, That upon Payment of the Sum of Four thousand Pounds by John Warner and Thomas Andrews, Aldermen of the City of London, unto Thomas Knight and Thomas Scott Esquires, Persons appointed by the Committee of the House of Commons for the Counties of Oxon, Buck, and Berks, to receive the same; that the Cabinet, Jewels, Money, and Plate, found St. James's and ordered by the House of Commons 13 Junii, 1644, to be engaged for the Advance of Monies, for Setting-forth of Forces into Oxfordshire and the Parts adjoining, shall be deposited and engaged into the Hands of the said John Warner and Thomas Andrewes: And the said John Warner and Thomas Andrewes are hereby authorized to deposit and engage the said Cabinet, Money, Jewels, and Plate, or any Part thereof, unto such Person or Persons from whom they shall borrow or procure any Sum or Sums of Money towards the advancing the said Sum of Four thousand Pounds; they the said John Warner and Thomas Andrewes, nor any of the said Persons, that shall lend any Sum of Money towards the Advancing of the said Four thousand Pounds, not altering the Property thereof. Provided that in case the said Sum of Four thousand Pounds shall be repaid unto the said John Warner and Thomas Andrewes, or such Person or Persons who shall advance and lend the same, within Six Months after the Publishing of this Ordinance, with Interest after the Rate of Eight per Cent. for the Forbearance thereof; that then the said John Warner and Thomas Andrewes, or such Person or Persons, into whose Hands they shall deposit the said Goods, or any Part thereof, shall restore and deliver back unto such Persons as shall be appointed by both Houses of Parliament, to receive the same, the said Cabinet, Money, Jewels, and Plate, and every Part and Piece thereof, in Specie, as they received the same: And in case the said Sum of Four thousand Pounds, with Interest after the Rate of Eight per Cent. for Forbearance thereof, be not repaid unto the said John Warner and Thomas Andrewes, or such Person or Persons who shall lend the same within the said Space of Six Months next after the Publishing of this Ordinance; then the said John Warner and Thomas Andrewes, and such Persons in whose Hands they shall engage any Part of the said Goods, according to this Ordinance, are hereby authorized and enabled to retain and keep the said Goods, and every Part thereof, and to sell and dispose thereof for Satisfaction of such Sums of Money and Interest, as shall be due to them, and every of them severally. And it is further Ordained and Declared, by the said and Commons, that the said Sum of Four thousand Pounds, advanced by the said John Warner and Thomas Andrewes, and such Persons from whom they shall procure or borrow the same, or any Part thereof, shall be repaid within the Space of Six Months, with such Interest as shall be due for the same, out of the Profits which shall be raised upon the new Excise. Provided that all such Plate, Jewels, or Goods, which do appear to be the proper Goods of Mrs. Abercromy now attendant with the Princess in Holland, be excepted out of this present Ordinance.