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, Julii 8, 1644.
Horses, &c. for Army.
A WARRANT from the Committee at Northampton, of July the Third, 1644, to the High Constables and Petty Constables, for raising a Proportion of a Thousand Horse, in the County of Northampton, to mount Part of Sir Wm. Waller's Musqueteers; and for giving the Security of the publick Faith for such Horses as shall miscarry in the Service; was this Day read; and, by Vote upon the Question, approved of.
Resolved, &c. That a Thousand Saddles with Furniture, and a Thousand Pair of Pistols with Holsters, shall be forthwith provided and furnished to Sir Wm. Waller.
The humble Petition of Thomas Temple, Doctor in Divinity, Brother to Sir Jo. Temple, on the Behalf of his Brother, who is out divers Sums of Money lent by him for the Service of the Parliament; and has, besides, Arrears due to him as Surveyor General of the King's Woods beyond Trent; was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That so much of the Four hundred and Fifty Pounds, lent by Sir John Temple to Mr. Robt. Reynolds, and Mr. Robt. Goodwyn, and to Mr. Norris, and Mr. Smythe, in Ireland, for the Service of the Parliament, as shall appear to the Commissioners of the New Excise, to be due, and unpaid, shall be paid and satisfied out of the Monies that shall arise upon the Ordinance for the New Excise.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Fewel for London, &c.
Mr. Wheeler reports the Amendments to the Ordinance for Provision of Turf and Peate, for the Cities of London and Westminster, and the Suburbs: The which were Twice read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto: And the Ordinance, with the Amendments, passed, upon the Question; and ordered to be sent up to the Lords, for their Concurrence.
Provisions for Army.
Ordered, That the Committee for making Provisions for the Lord General's and Sir Wm. Waller's Armies do meet this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in the Star Chamber: And, from time to time, as they shall think fit, for the better Dispatch of that important Service.
Punishing Compton, &c.
An Ordinance for the punishing of Sir Henry Compton Knight, and others, for monopolizing the sole Making and Selling of Soap, and for other Misdemeanors by them committed, was this Day read the First time: and appointed to be read the Second time on Wednesday next: And the Commitee, in the mean time, is to bring in the Names of Commissioners.
Proceedings against Monke, &c.
A Letter from Kingston upon Hull, of June 27, from Mr. Jo. Bright, concerning the sending up of Colonel Monke, and Colonel Warren, taken Prisoners at Namptwich, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Warren shall be forthwith committed close Prisoner to the Tower for High Treason; there to remain a close Prisoner during the Pleasure of the House.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Monck shall be forthwith committed Prisoner to the Tower for High Treason; there to remain a Prisoner during the Pleasure of the House.
Major Warren was brought to the Bar: And Mr. Speaker acquainted him with the Horror of his Crime, in betraying his Trust in Ireland; being sent over thither, to suppress the most horrid Rebellion there that ever was raised; and the Height of his Crime, in drawing his Sword against this Kingdom, and this Parliament, that paid them, and against the Law and Liberty of this Kingdom: And then pronounced the Sentence, That he was, by Sentence of this House, committed close Prisoner for High Treason to the Tower.
Colonel Monck was likewise called in to the Bar: And Mr. Speaker pronounced the Sentence of this House, for committing him Prisoner to the Tower for High Treason.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Ordinance for the Commission of Martial Law do meet this Afternoon, at Three of Clock; and, from time to time, as they shall think fit: And bring in that Ordinance on Wednesday next.
Resolved, &c. That Thursday come Sevennight shall be set apart and appointed for a Day of publick Thanks-giving to be rendered unto God for his great Blessing, in giving the great and full Victory over Prince Rupert's Army in Yorkeshire.
Sir Robt. Harley is to desire the Lords Concurrence herein; and to acquaint them with the Ministers this House has appointed to preach upon that Day.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Vines, and Mr. Newcomer, shall be desired to preach before the Commons, on Thursday come Sevennight, at St. Margaret's, Westminster, being a Day set apart for a Day of publick Thanksgiving, for the great Victory given by God over Prince Rupert's Forces in the North.
Ordered, That the Trial of the Monies in the Pixe in the Mint, in the Tower of London, shall be made on Monday, the Fifteenth of this present July, at the usual Place, near the Star Chamber.
Ordered, That the Committee where Sir Robt. Harley has the Chair, do, on Friday next, bring in the Ordinance for punishing the grievous and frequent Sin of Blasphemy.
Messages to Lords.
Sir Robt. Harley carried up to the Lords, the Order concerning the Pixe money in the Tower: And was to desire them to pass the Ordinance for raising a constant Army of Foot and Horse out of the associated Counties, and other adjacent Counties: And likewise to pass the Ordinance for the Four hundred Pistols.
Money for Scotts.
Ordered, That no Monies arising from the Sequestrations, shall be diverted upon any Pretence whatsoever, until the Monies, viz. Thirty-thousand Pounds, assigned to the Scotts upon the Sequestrations, shall be paid in and satisfied: And, upon all Occasions and Motions to the Prejudice of this Order, Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind of this Order.
Ordered, That it be recommended unto the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to employ their best and most diligent Endeavours for raising the Monies for the Scotts, by all the Ways and Power given to that Committee.
Recruiting the Army.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Wm. Waller's Army shall be recruited, and Ten thousand Pounds forthwith raised for that Purpose.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Robt. Harley brings Answer; That the Lords do concur in the Order concerning the Pixe-money in the Mint; and to the Order for Four hundred Pair of Pistols to my Lord Fairefaxe: And, as to the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Overture for Treaty.
A Letter from Sir Wm. Waller, from Northampton, of July 7, 1644, making some Mention of an Overture of a Treaty, was this Day read.
Ordered, That Mr. Recorder and Sir H. Vane do prepare a Letter to be sent to Sir Wm. Waller, to take notice and approve of, and thank him for, his Carriage in the Business concerning the Overture of a Treaty.
Resolved, &c. That the Lieutenant of the Tower do, To-morrow, bring Mr. Waller to Westminster.
Ordered, That the Business concerning Colonel Harvey be referred to the Examination of the Committee concerning my Lord General's Army, where Mr. Lisle has the Chair.
Ordered, That Mr. Millington do, on Wednesday next, report the Business concerning Supplies for my Lord General Fairfaxe his Army.
Commissioners of Excise.
Ordered, That the Propositions from the Commissioners of Excise be taken into Consideration on Wednesday next, peremptorily.
A Letter from Colonel Devereux, Governor of Malmesbury, and from Captain Cartwright, with divers intercepted Letters from his Majesty, and from Digby, to the Queen, and from Digby to Jermyn, were this Day read; and all ordered to be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, who are to allow the Messenger Ten Pounds for his Pains.
Ordered, That the Committee for Gloucester do write a Letter to the Governor of Malmesbury, and Captain Cartwright; and take notice of their Care and Diligence; and to advise the Governor hereafter, to send the Originals of such Letters as shall be intercepted.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leeche and Dr. Aylett;
The Lords have thought fit to appoint Westminster Abbey to be the Place for the Publick Thanksgiving, on Thursday come Sevennight, for the great Victory in the North.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Adjourned till Wednesday next, Eight of Clock.