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 19, 1644.
ORDERED, That Sir Robert Harley do give the Thanks of this House to Mr. Vines and Mr. Henderson, for the great Pains they took in the Sermons they preached, at the Intreaty of both Houses, at Saint Margarct's, Westminter, upon the Day of publick Thanksgiving, for the great Victory obtained against Prince Rupert and the Earl of Newcastle's Forces; and desire them to publish their Sermons in Print.
Sir Jo. Clottworthy, &c.
Ordered, That the Arms, and the rest of the Provisions, claimed by Sir Jo. Clottworthy; and concerning which there hath been Controversy between him and the Committee at Grocers Hall, shall not be removed or shipped away, or otherwise disposed of, but delivered in to the Custody of Mr. Morrice Tompson, and Mr. Wm. Pennoyer, there to remain till the House take further Order.
Langley's. &c. Collieries.
Resolved, &c. That these Words, viz. "and that they have Restitution for Coals sold by the Commissioners out of Delinquents Coals and Collieries," shall be added to the Vote passed on Monday last, Julii 15, 1644, concerning the restoring of Sir Wm. Langley, &c. and other well-affected Persons, to the Possession of their Collieries and Interest, &c.
State of Ireland.
The humble Petition of the Deputy Lieutenants, Committees, and other Gentlemen Freeholders and Inhabitants in the County of Norfolk, concerning Sir Jo. Palgrace, and Sir Miles Hobard, was this Day read. And
Message from Lords.
The Lords have assessed the Earl of Bridgewater a Thousand Pounds for his Twentieth Part: And have ordered it to be paid in to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, to be disposed of for the Service of the Counties of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks.
Digging Turf, &c.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and, as to the Amendments to the Ordinance concerning Turf and Peate, they do agree: As to the Pass concerning the Coach and Six Horses, they will * * * *
Ordered, That this Ordinance concerning the Allowance of a Proportion of the Excise of Hantshire to the Garison of Portesmouth, be recommitted to the same Committee: And they are to confer with the Commissioners of Excise upon it: And the Care of this Business is especially recommended unto Mr. Lisle.
Ordination of Ministers.
It was Resolved, upon the Question, That he that is to be Ordained, must address himself to the Ministers appointed to ordain; and bring with him a Testimonial of his taking the Covenant of the Three Kingdoms; of his Diligence and Proficiency in his Studies; what Degrees he hath taken in the University; and what hath been the Time of his Abode there; and, withal, of his Age, which is to be Twenty-four Years; but especially of his Life and Conversation.
Message from Lords.
That the Lords have sent down a Petition of the Lord Hunsdon's, who desires the Articles against him may be speedily sent up against him; which the Lords recommend to the Consideration of this House. They have likewise appointed a Committee of Seven, to consider of the Proposition of Complaints of the States Ambassadors, concerning Shipping: Who are to meet on Monday, Eight a-Clock, in the Lord Keeper's Lodgings.
Lord Hounsdon's Impeachment.
Mr. Ellis, Mr. Rigby, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Lisle, are added to Mr. Hill: Who are to prepare the Impeachment of High Treason against the Lord Hounsdon; and bring in the same speedily to the House.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House will speedily send an Answer, by Messengers of their own, as to the Business of the Lord Hounsdon; and, also as to the Committee for the States Ambassadors.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Dunche went up to the Lords with the Ordinance for pressing of Soldiers; The Addition of Names in Notinghamshire, to join with the Committees to meet with Scotche Commissioners; and the Ordinance for One hundred Pound to Captain Stewart, to be paid by the Committee at Haberdashers Hall.
Hertfordshire Militia, &c.
Ordered, That the several Complaints and Informations given against divers of the Committee for the Militia for Hertfordshire, and by some of the said Committee against others of that Committee, be referred to the Examination of the Committee appointed for regulating of my Lord General's Army: Who have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, and Writings; and to receive Informations concerning the said Matters: And are to meet this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in the Court of Wards; and to report on Wednesday next.
Answer from Lords.
Committee of both Houses.
Sir Thomas Middleton.
Redemption of Captives.
Whereas the Commons House of Parliament are informed of Seventeen thousand Eight hundred Ninety-eight Bonds, taken by divers Persons, by Colonel Manwaring and others, upon the late Act of Parliament of the One per Cent. for Redemption of the Captives in Argier; the Condition of which Bonds do not express the Payment of any Sum, but are to pay so much as this House shall appoint: It is therefore Ordered, That the Committee for the Accounts of the Kingdom do immediately call before them the several Collectors of the said Duty of One per Cent.; and command them forthwith to draw up, and deliver unto them, their Books, with a perfect Account, which may charge each particular Entry and Person of what Money they ought to have paid in respect of the said Act of One per Cent.; which must be One Sixth Part more than the Custom and Subsidy of Tonage and Poundage, according to the several Books of Rates established and confirmed by Acts and Ordinances of Parliament; whereby they may certify the Committee for the Navy what Money may be due upon the said Act of One per Cent. and by whom to be paid, that some further Course may be taken herein, as the Parliament shall direct, for the Redemption of those Captives.