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 Lunæ, Junii 24, 1644.
THE humble Petition and Certificate of the Freeholders, Clergy, and Yeomanry, of the County of Rutland, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Consideration and Examination of the Committee for Leicestershire: And the Gentlemen that serve for the Counties of Bucks and Lincolneshire, are added to this Committee: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in the usual Place, and so from time to time, as Occasion shall require.
The Petition of the Committee of Rutland is referred likewise to this Committee.
The humble Petition of the Inhabitants of the Ward of Breadstreet, London, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Duynkirke Ship taken.
Ordered, That the Letter from Sandwich, of June 24, 1644, from the Mayor and Jurates, concerning a Duynkirke Ship, taken by the Parliament's Ships, that had formerly taken some Ships of this State's, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of the Navy.
Ordered, That the several Merchants hereafter named, shall have their respective Goods delivered unto them by the Collectors for Prize Goods, paying ready Money for them, according to the Appraisement of the said Goods by Commission out of the Admiral Court, and paying the Excise; viz.
Captain Crocker, Merchant of Exon, Thirty-one Ballets of Canvas, and Thirty Pounds of Silk.
John Willoughby, Thirty-two Ballets of Canvas, out of the Mary of Lyme.
Rich. Webb and others, Merchants of Charde, Five Ballets of Canvas; Francis Lyppincott, of Exon, Merchant, Forty-seven Ballets of Canvas.
Rich. White, of Axminster, Sixteen Ballets of Canvas.
Rich. Sambourne of Rouen, Merchant, Fourteen Ballets of Serge.
John Mallack of Axminster, Merchant, Nine Ballets of Canvas.
Earl of Westmerland.
Mr. Pelham reports the Business concerning the Earl of Westmerland his Composition: And
It is Ordered, That the whole Business concerning the Earl of Westmorland be referred to the Consideration of the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, who are to represent their Opinions to the House.
Mr. Corbett reports the Amendments to the Ordinance concerning the putting the Seven associated Counties into a Posture of Defence, &c.: The Amendments were twice read; and, upon Question, assented unto; and the Ordinance, with the Amendments, passed, upon the Question; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence: And to desire, that it may be printed.
Mr. Heveningham is appointed to carry it up.
Mr. Solicitor reports, from the Committee of both Kingdoms, a Letter from the Earl of Manchester, from the Leaguer before Yorke, of June 18, concerning his springing a Mine, and entering the Manor House, and the Dispute, with the Loss on both Sides: And likewise from my Lord Fairefaxe, of June 18, 1644, concerning the same Matter; and desiring Supply of Ammunition, and Pay for his Army; the Proceedings of the Treaty between the Generals and the Earl of Newcastle.
They were all immediately sent to my Lord of Northumberland.
Upon a Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms;
It is Resolved, &c. That Three hundred Barrels of Powder (over and above the Two hundred Barrels formerly ordered) together with a double Proportion of Match and Bullet, and a Thousand Round-shot, from Three Pound to Culverin (of all Sorts), be forthwith furnished out of the Stores by the Lieutenant of the Ordnance, and sent speedily down to the Northern Armies.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning the Soap Business do meet this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in the Duchy Court.
Resolved, &c. That the Fifteen hundred Pounds per Month, assigned by the Ordinance for completing and maintaining the Forces under my Lord General, for providing Arms and Ammunition to furnish the publick Stores, be paid, from time to time, to the Lieutenant of the Ordnance, to whom the Care of furnishing the publick Stores is referred.
The Lords Concurrence is to be desired herein by Mr. Nicoll.
He is likewise to desire the Lords to expedite their Answer to the additional Names to the Committees appointed to reside with the Scotts Armies.
Resolved, &c. That the Assessment of the Twentieth Part, upon the Lord Coventrie's Estate, shall be employed and disposed of to the Lord Fairefaxe, for the Pay of the Forces under his Command.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein by Mr. Nicoll.
Ordered, That the Committee, where Mr. Millington has the Chair, (appointed to consider of Means for raising of present Pay for the Forces under the Command of my Lord Fairefaxe, and for a future constant Pay) with the Addition of Sir Tho. Widdrington, Sir Christ. Wray, and Sir Jo. Clottworthy, do meet this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in the usual Place.
Military Affairs, &c.
A Letter from the Committee at St. Albanes, of June 23, 1644, relating, that the Enemy is, for the present, at Wooborne, Brickhill, and Hockley, and plundered Leighton the last Night, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the Gentlemen of Berks, Bucks, and Oxon, shall be reimbursed such Monies as they have, upon Account, disbursed, for the reducing of those Counties, out of the Monies raised upon the Credit of the Plate, Money, and Jewels, found at St. James's: And that the Residue of the Monies raised upon the said Plate, Money, and Jewels, shall be employed and disposed of to the Setting forth of Major General Browne, and the Forces under his Command.
Resolved, &c. That the Four thousand Pounds formerly assigned to the reducing of the Counties of Bucks, Berks, and Oxon, and now diverted from that Service, and employed for the setting forth of the Forces under Major General Browne, shall be reimbursed out of the Monies that shall come in upon the new Excise, and employed for the Service of reducing those Counties.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robt. Riche and Mr. Page;
That the Lords have returned their Consent unto the Ordinance concerning the Four thousand Pounds to be borrowed upon the Plate and Jewels found at St. James's, with a small Addition; And likewise do consent to the Ordinance concerning Rudgeley, with a small Alteration; viz. the Addition of "half yearly:"
The which was read, and assented unto.
Jewels, &c. at St. James'.
The Proviso desired to be added to the Ordinance concerning the Four thousand Pounds upon the Jewels found at St. James's, was read in hæc Verba; viz. "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;" and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Trevor and Mr. Holland do deliver unto Mrs. Abercromy, or such as she shall appoint to receive the same, all such Plate, Jewels, or Goods, as were found at St. James's, and do appear to be her proper Goods.
Ordered, That the Ordinance and Business concerning the Eastland Trade, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Navy: And Mr. Whitelock is added to that Committee, as to this Business.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Nicoll brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Payment of the Fifteen hundred Pounds Monthly, assigned out of my Lord General's Ordinance for providing of Ammunition to the Lieutenant of the Ordnance: And to the additional Names to the Committees appointed to reside with the Northern Armies: And, as to the Assessment of my Lord Coventry, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Plundering a Member.
Upon Information given to this House, that Captain Plunkett, Captain Thomas, and others, in the Service of the King and Parliament, with some of their Mariners, did plunder a House of Mr. Giles Green, a Member of this House, killed divers of his Ewes and Lambs, and carried away others, to his great Damage; it is Ordered, That the said Captain Plunkett, Captain Thomas, and their Companions, shall make Mr. Green Reparations: And Mr. Green hath Leave of this House to accept the same accordingly.