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, Junii 25, 1644.
AN Ordinance for the constituting a Judge in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon Question, committed unto the Committee formerly appointed for this Business:
Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Hill, Mr. Tate, Mr. Knightley, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Sir Jo. Curson, Mr. Blakiston, Sir Hum. Tufton, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Cage, Sir Dud. North, Sir Hen. Fane, Mr. Rous, Sir Ben. Rudyerd, Mr. White, Sir Hen. Mildmay, Mr. Young, and all the Lawyers of this House: And are to meet on Thursday next, at Two post Meridiem, in the Exchequer Chamber: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Ashherst do prepare and bring in an Ordinance for securing of Three thousand Pounds to the Forces of Lancashire.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider how to raise Monies for my Lord Fairefaxe, do meet this Afternoon, and bring in a Report on Thursday Morning next, peremptorily.
Letter from Ld. Admiral
A Letter from my Lord Admiral, from aboard the James in Portland Road, of June 22, concerning his Excellency's Marches and Proceedings into the West, and concerning his Desire of Supply of Ammunition, &c. and concerning his sending up his Advocate, to be satisfied in some Doubts that arise upon the Ordinance of November 30th, 1643, was this Day read.
Trade to hostile Ports.
Mr. Green reports the Amendments to the Ordinance or Declaration concerning the Trade of Foreigners to such Ports as are in Defection from King and Parliament: The which were twice read.
Mr. Pierrepont reported from the Committee, a Letter from Sir Wm. Waller, from St. Hurst, of June 21, 1644.
Ordered, That a Letter be prepared to be sent to Sir Wm. Waller, to return him Thanks for his good Services; and to take notice of his ready and good Compliance with the Directions of the Committee of both Kingdoms; and to assure him, that the House will be careful to send Pay to his Army.
Mr. Lisle is appointed to prepare this Letter.
A Letter from my Lord General, of June 21, 1644, from Weymouth; and divers Letters and Papers inclosed; were likewise read: And, being read, the Letter from Sir Wm. Waller, and my Lord General's, and the other Letters and Papers inclosed, were presently delivered to Mr. Pierrepont, to be forthwith carried up to the Lords.
Money for Army.
Sir Gilb. Gerard reports, that there is Twelve thousand Three hundred Pounds, as the Proceed of the Excise, and as much as will make it up Twenty thousand Pounds, out of Middlesex, London, and Westminster, ready to go to my Lord General; That there is Ten thousand Pounds likewise ready, with the Commissioners of Excise, to be sent to Sir Wm. Waller, being the Residue of the Twenty thousand Pounds promised to be advanced by the Commissioners of Excise, upon the Credit of the Excise, for the Service of the West; which is ready to be had upon the passing of some Propositions to be tendered.
Petition from Western Counties.
The humble Petition of the Gentlemen of the Western Counties, that have long lain under the miserable Oppression of the Enemy, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the Gentlemen that preferr this Petition, shall be now called in.
The Gentlemen were accordingly called in: And Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, acquainted them, that the House had read their Petition; and do approve of their good Affections to their Country, by their Promises expressed in their Petition, of giving their personal Assistance: And that the House does expect that they should give their personal Assistance accordingly.
Bailing Earl of Kenouil.
Resolved, &c. That the Earl of Kenouil, now Prisoner by Order of this House, shall be forthwith bailed, upon giving good Security, such as the House shall approve of, not to go above Five Miles any Way from London.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leeche and Dr. Aylett;
The Lords have returned the Ordinance for appointing Committees for the Counties of Oxon, Berks, and Bucks; to which they do agree, with some Alterations; which they have herewithal sent: They do agree to the Order for Five hundred Pounds to the Garison of Windesore: They desire to put this House in mind of an Order they formerly sent down, concerning the Preacher at Sutton's Hospital: And do desire the Concurrence of this House, in an Order for disposing of the Assessment of the Twentieth Part set upon Mr. Hen. Wynne of the Inner Temple, to the Town of Lyme.
Counties of Berks, &c.
The Amendments to the Ordinance for the Counties of Berks, Bucks, and Oxon, were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and do agree to the Amendments to the Ordinance for the Counties of Berks, Bucks, and Oxon; and, as to the other Two Particulars concerning the Preacher at Sutton's Hospital, and concerning the Ordinance touching the Assessment of Mr. Hen. Wynne, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Maimed Soldiers, &c.
Ordered, That one Half of such Monies as shall be collected in the Churches of St. Margarett's, Westminster, and St. Martin's in the Fields, To-morrow, being the Day of publick Himiliation, shall be employed for Relief of the poor maimed Soldiers; and the other Half for the Relief of the Poor of the said Parishes respectively.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of divers Clothiers of Gloucester be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Gloucester, to report their Opinions upon it.
Money for Army.
Mr. Green, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Long; these Gentlemen are appointed to go to the Commissioners of Excise; and to press them, that the Ten thousand Pounds for Sir Wm. Waller, which now is ready, be forthwith paid in, that it may be sent unto him.
Letter to Ld. General.
Resolved, &c. That a Letter shall be directed from the Houses to my Lord General, in Answer to his Letter to the Houses.
Resolved, &c. That one Head of the Letter to my Lord General shall be, to direct him to proceed, and take all Advantages for reducing the West.
Resolved, &c. That one other Head of the Letter shall be, to take notice of my Lord General's Letters to the Houses, and Committee of both Kingdoms, to signify that the Directions which came from that Committee to his Lordship, was by the Order and Authority of both Houses; and they do expect Obedience to be given to such Directions.
Resolved, &c. That one other Head of the Letter shall be, to signify that this House will forthwith take into Consideration the constant Pay of his Army.
Mr. Recorder, Mr. Holles, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Pierpoint, Mr. Strode, Mr. Crew, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Whitlock, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Tate.
This Committee is appointed to prepare a Letter to my Lord General upon these Heads.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the West, to prepare and bring in an Ordinance, on Thursday Morning next, for enabling some Western Men to go down to the West, to put the Ordinance of Parliament in Execution.
Advance from Excise.
Whereas the Sub-Commissioners of Excise in the Town of Northampton have, the Fourth of this present Month of June, paid unto the Committee of that Town and County, the Sum of Four hundred Eighty-one Pounds Sixteen Shillings and Ten-pence, for Ammunition, Entertainment of the Forces which were lately quartered near Northampton, under the Command of Major General Behere, and towards Two thousand Pair of Shoes, to be conveyed thence to the Lord General's Army, according to Orders of both Houses: It is hereby Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Receipt or Receipts of the said Committee of the Town and County of Northampton, shall be a sufficient Discharge unto the chief Commissioners of the Excise in London, and every of them, and for the said Sum of Four hundred Eighty-one Pounds Sixteen Shillings Tenpence, and for every Part and Parcel thereof.