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 Sabbati, Julii 20, 1644.
Arthur's, &c. Petition.
THE humble Petition of John Arthur Owner, Andrew Patrick Master, and the rest of the Mariners of the John of Waymouth, was this Day read; and ordered to be referred to the Committee of the West; to examine the Matter of the Petition; and to satisfy the Petitioners according as justly shall appear due.
The humble Petition of Daniel Harvey Merchant, was this Day read; and ordered to be referred to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall; to examine the Truth of the Matter of the Petition; and to report the State of it to the House.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Jo. Trevor, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Herbert, Mr. Simon Theloall, Mr. Marshall, and Mr. Caryll, to consider of and provide some Ministers, that can preach in Welsh, to be sent unto Sir Tho. Middleton.
The Petition, and Consideration of the Welsh Ministers now at Portesmouth, is referred to the Consideration of these Gentlemen.
It is Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Committee for the County of Northampton, and the Governor and Mayor of Northampton for the Time being, with Two Aldermen, shall have Power to list, train, array, and employ, for the Defence of that Garison, all Inhabitants of the Town which are fit to bear Arms. This Ordinance is to continue for Three Months, and no longer.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Mr. Scawen makes his Report from the Committee appointed to consider of raising Monies, and a constant Pay, for my Lord General's and Sir Wm. Waller's Armies.
Resolved, &c. That the several Committees of the weekly Assessments of the Cities of London and Westminster, Middlesex, Hamlets, Borough of Southwarke, and Lines of Communication, shall be quickened by Order of this House, for the speedy bringing in of the Monies upon the weekly Assessments: And that it be referred to the Citizens of London, the Knights for Middlesex, the Burgesses for Westminster and the Borough of Southwarke, to acquaint the several and respective Committees how sensible the House is, that these Monies are not yet brought in; and to quicken their Diligence in this Service; and to take an Account from time to time, from them, of their Proceedings in this Service.
Ordered, That the whole Matter of Mr. Scawen's Report, concerning the providing of a constant Pay and Supplies for my Lord General's and Sir Wm. Waller's Armies, &c. be re-committed to the same Committee: Who are to meet upon it this Afternoon, in the usual Place: And are to make Report of All upon Monday next.
Payments from Excise.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Excise, to treat and deal with the Commissioners of Excise concerning the Forbearance of the Payment of the Ten thousand Pounds to the Merchant Adventurers; and like-wise to treat with the Merchant Adventurers to forbear the Receipt of the Ten thousand Pounds, now due unto them upon the Security of the Excise; and upon the Consideration of Eight Pounds per Cent. for their Forbearance; or to advance so much Monies in lieu of it, to be employed for Recruit of Sir Wm. Waller's Army.
Ordered, That the Propositions from the Commissioners of Excise be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next, the first Business, peremptorily: And that Mr. Speaker put the House in mind thereof.
Letters concerning Mr. Haye, &c.
A Letter from my Lord General, of July 15, 1644, from Tiverton, concerning Mr. Haye, &c.; and an enclosed Letter from Mr. Nich. Devereux, Governor of Malmesbury, to my Lord General; likewise concerning Mr. Haye, of Julii 10, 1644; were this Day read.
Ordered, That Mr. Recorder and Mr. Strode do prepare a Letter to be sent in Answer to my Lord General's of the 15th of July, from Tiverton.
Ordered, That the Lady Crispe be forthwith sent for in safe Custody: And that none be suffered to speak with her: And that her Closet and Cabinet be searched for Letters: And that she be referred to the Examination and Disposal of the Committee for Examinations in the Interim, till Report can be made to the House.
Mr. Solicitor presents, from the Committee of both Kingdoms, a Letter from his Excellence, dated at Tiverton, the Fifteenth of July; which was read; also the Answer returned from Sir Jo. Barkeley, concerning his Belief of Prince Rupert's Victory in the North; also some Papers concerning the hindering the Covenant to be taken in Ireland, signed by the Lords Justices; and another, dated 18 Aprilis 1644, by the Lord Chancellor, and Speaker of the House of Commons; were read: And also a Covenant entered into by the Irish.
A Letter to Mr. Speaker, from Mr. Harbert, dated 17 Julii; and another from Colonel Pyndar, from Barnstable, of Julii 16.
Sir Hen. Vane sen. carried up to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance concerning Martial Law.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robt. Riche and Mr. Page;
The Lords have sent down a Letter from my Lord Admiral, representing the sad Condition of the Island of Jersey; the Petition of the Inhabitants; and a Declaration, representing the Proceedings against Two Jersey Gentlemen. They desire to put this House in mind of the Ordinance concerning Creation Money. That there was a Mistake in the last Message concerning the Countess of Devon's Horses: The Countess of Devon is at Latimer, in the Parliament's Quarters; her Coach and Horses are at Oxon: The Lords desire this House to join in a Pass, to bring her Horses from Oxon.
Countess of Devon's Pass.
Ordered, That this House doth concur with the Lords, in granting a Pass to the Countess of Devon, for the bringing of her Coach and Six Horses, being at Oxon, to her at Latymer, her own House, within the Parliament's Quarters.
Island of Jersey.
Ordered, That the Letter from my Lord Admiral; the Petition of the Inhabitants of Jersey; and the Declaration of some Proceedings in the said Island, against Two Gentlemen of the said Island; be taken into Consideration very speedily.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and, as to the Business of Jersey, and the Business concerning Creation Money, they will take them into speedy Consideration, and send Answer by Messengers of their own: As to the Pass concerning the Countess of Devon's Horses, they do agree unto it.
Sir Myles Hubbard, &c.
Mr. Lisle reports the Business concerning Sir Myles Hubbard and Sir John Palgrave.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Myles Hubbard shall be now referred to a Tryal at Martial Law: And that he be injoined to attend this House, and not depart till the Tryal be over.
Resolved, &c. That Sir John Palgrave shall be discharged of his Attendance.
Ordered, That on Tuesday next, the House do meet in a Grand Committee, to take into farther Consideration the Matter of Ordination.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy shall give Order for the Sale of the Prize Goods in the Ship Tyger, according to the Judgment in the Admiralty Court; notwithstanding any former Order prohibiting the Sale thereof.
Ordered, That the Report concerning the States Ambassadors be taken into Consideration on Monday next.
Ordered, That Four hundred and Thirty Pounds, of the Proceed of the Currans, allotted to the English and Scotts Reformadoes, shall be issued out by Warrant of the Committee for the said Reformadoes to the Fourteen Scotts Reformadoes, certified under the List subscribed by Sir Wm. Belfore; viz. Twenty Pounds apiece to each of the said Officers, and the rest to be divided amongst their Creditors; and Ten Pounds, formerly disbursed by Captain Stephens, according to an Order of the said Committee, to be allowed upon Sir Walter Erle's Account.