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.
Ordered, That the Declaration concerning the present State of Ireland, be brought in on Monday Morning next, peremptorily.
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
It is Ordered, That the Report concerning them, be made To-morrow Morning, peremptorily, the first Business.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robt. Riche and Mr. Page;
The Lords have agreed to the Ordinance concerning the digging of Pete and Turf, with some Amendments.
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.
They desire this House to join in a Pass for a Coach and Six Horses to go to Oxon, to fetch from thence the young Countess of Devon.
Digging Turf, &c.
The Amendments to the Ordinance concerning the digging of Turf and Peate, were read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto.
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 * * * *
Resolved, &c. That Five hundred Pounds per Mensem shall be allowed to the Garison of Portesmouth.
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.
Ordered, That the Informations this Day offered to the House by Sir Gilbt. Pykering, concerning the County of Rutland, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Ordination of Ministers.
The House, according to an Order of Monday last, was resolved into a Grand Committee, to take into Consideration the Rules concerning Ordination of Ministers, presented from the Assembly of Divines:
And Sir Tho. Widdrington was called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
And Sir Tho. Widdrington reports from the Grand Committee: Whereupon
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.
Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leeche and Dr. Ailett;
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.
Ordered, That Mr. Scawen do report, To-morrow, the Business concerning * * * *.
Mr. Picrrepointe reports, from the Committee of both Kingdoms, the Business of Hertfordshire, the Order at Quarter Sessions, and the Petition therein mentioned.
And the Petition and Reasons of the Committee for the Militia of Hertfordshire were read.
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.
Resolved, &c. That an Ordinance be brought in for the Continuance of the Militia in Hertfordshire, on Monday next, by Mr. Browne and Mr. Prideaux.
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.
Mr. Dunche brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the several Ordinances he carried up.
Ordered, That the Petition of Joseph Harris, who delivered several Quantities of Provisions at Carickfergus, for the Use of the Scottish Army there, be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall.
Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and Dr. Aylett;
Committee of both Houses.
That the Lords do concur with this House, in the Ordinance for directing the Proceedings of the Committee of both Houses, appointed to join with the Committees and Commissioners of Scotland.
Sir Thomas Middleton.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Middleton's Business be reported on Monday next.
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.