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, Julii 5, 1644.
Commission of Oyer and Terminer, &c.
ORDERED, That the Commissioners of the Great Seal be desired to grant a Commission of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Delivery, and a Commission of Sewers for the several associated Counties; and likewise a Commission of Sewers for the County of Sussex.
Earl of Arundell's Assessment.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Sir Tho. Nitingale Baronet, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Counties of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks, to consider of and examine the Matters therein contained, and report the same to the House: And Eight hundred Pounds, Part of the Monies therein mentioned, offered to be lent to the Parliament by Sir Tho. Nitingale, shall be disposed and paid unto Mr. Knight and Mr. Scott, for the Service and Reducing of those Counties.
Transactions with Holland, &c.
This Committee, or any Four of them, are to consider of the Letter from Mr. Strickland, and of the Letter to Mr. Blakiston and Mr. Ashe, and other Informations, concerning the Employment of ill-affected Merchants or Factors beyond the Seas: They are likewise to think of some Expedient of taking away all Employments from such Factors and Merchants abroad, as are ill-affected to the Parliament: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records; and to examine such Persons, as they shall think requisite, whether Members or others: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards.
The Copy of a Letter to be sent from Mr. Speaker to Mr. Strickland, Agent there for the Parliament, concerning the Ship Tyger of Rotterdam, bound with Goods for Dartmouth, and taken by the Parliament Ships.
Excise on Flesh.
An Ordinance for the better regulating and levying the Excise on Flesh, within the Cities of London, Westminster, Suburbs, and Lines of Communication, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Recorder, Mr. Green, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Rolle, Mr. Baynton, Mr. Jesson, Sir H. Vane jun. Mr. Strode, Sir John Francklyn, Sir Martin Lister, Sir Nevill Poole, Sir Thomas Soame, Mr. Buller, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir Oliver Luke, Sir Edward Aiscough, Mr. Pelham, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Cage, Sir Wm. Litton, Sir Tho. Dacres, Sir Henry Mildmay: And are to meet To-morrow, at Two of Clock in the Afternoon, in the Star Chamber: And have Power to hear the Commissioners of Excise in this Business: And to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.
Sale of Goods.
Trade to Almazonas River.
Ordered, That the Information, this Day presented to the House, from the Portugal Ambassador, concerning the Trade to the River of Almazonas; and of some Ships going from that City to this River, under the Command of Colonel Hampsteed; be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Privilege- Temple's Petition.
The humble Petition of Peter Temple Esquire was this Day read; and ordered to be referred to the Committee where Mr. Lisle has the Chair; to examine the Matter of Fact; and to present their Opinions, what is fit to be done for Vindication of the Privilege of this House; and for Reparation to the Petitioner affronted.
Privilege- Witness committed by Lords.
Earl of Stamford.
A Letter from the Earl of Stamford to Mr. Speaker, of June 16th, desiring of him the Favour, to represent his humble Suit to the House, that they will please to let him know what he is charged with; and to hear what he can say, and prove, for his Justification, before there be any further Proceedings upon the Informations brought against him.
Letter to Lord General.
Ordered, That the further Debate of the Earl of Stamforde's Business be taken into Consideration, To-morrow Morning, peremptorily: And that the Report concerning Mr. Nicoll be first made, by Mr. Lisle: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind hereof.
Answer to Lords.
Ordered, That the Letter of the Lord Grey be referred to the Members of this House that are of the Seven associated Counties, to consider of the same; and what Provisions are fit to be made for the enabling him to keep the Field, for the Defence of Leicestershire, and the rest of his Association.
Exchange of Prisoners.
Payment for Arms.
Resolved, &c. That Eight hundred and Forty Pounds be paid by the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, out of the Monies that come in there, upon the Fifth, and Twentieth Part, at Three Months End, from the Date of this Ordinance, to Lieutenant Colonel Roe; to make Satisfaction for Four hundred Pair of Pistols, and Four hundred Swords and Belts, to be forthwith delivered by him, to be sent to the Lord Fairfax, for the arming of Colonel Sandys his Regiment, and otherwise, as his Lordship shall dispose of them.
Privilege- Witness committed by Lords.
Colonel Rous, committed to the Fleet by the Lords, and Mr. Rivett, Deputy to the Warden of the Fleet, were called in to the Bar: And the House discharged the Warden of the Fleet of the said Prisoner, and set Colonel Rous at Liberty, without paying Fees.