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, Septembris 21, 1644.
ORDERED, That the Pinnaces and Blockhouses that are set as Guards upon the River of Thames, be paid their Weekly Pay out of the Monies that come in upon the Excise: And that it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to take Care and give Order herein.
Money for Ireland.
Ordered, That the next Day after that the Propositions shall be concluded, shall be set apart for the Ordinance for levying of Eighty thousand Pounds for Ireland.
Letter to Pelham.
Ordered, That Sir Hen. Vane sen. do write a Letter to Sir Tho. Pelham, to desire him, that the not appearing of Mr. Lazarus Seaman (who is appointed to preach on Wednesday next, before the Commons at Westminster) at Burwash in Sussex, on Tuesday next, the Twenty-fourth of this Instant, may be no Prejudice unto him; and that he will be ready to attend the next Court Day.
Army Cloathing, &c.
Ordered, That the Commissioners appointed for my Lord General's Army do forthwith, upon Notice hereof, repair to their Charge in the said Army: And that they see the Cloaths and Arms sent down for my Lord General's Foot, to be disposed of to the particular Soldiers, according as my Lord General shall appoint.
Proceedings concerning French Resident, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee of Lords and Commons appointed Yesterday to go to the French Resident, do forthwith prepare a Narrative of the Proceedings about the apprehending of Mrs. Leveston, and the Occasion wherefore a Search was made to her; and how the French Resident and others there demeaned themselves. And it is likewise referred unto this Committee to consider, what is fit to be done concerning the Demeanor of the Portugal Agent; and also concerning the Information given of the Spanish Ambassador's protecting two Priests that were Accessaries to the Escape of the Two Irish Rebels that were in the Tower.
The House being informed, that divers Gentlemen of the County of Surry were at the Door, who desired to present a Petition to the House;
They were called in; and did present a Petition.
A Letter from the Committee of both Kingdoms; to the Committee of Surry, concerning Farneham Castle; and Propositions recommended by Sir Wm. Waller, concerning Farneham Castle;
A Petition from the Committee of Kent, concerning Farneham Castle; and Propositions recommended by Sir Wm. Waller to that Committee, concerning the said Castle; were this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That the Consideration of these Particulars be referred to the Committee for the Association of the Counties of Sussex, Kent, Surry, and Hants, or any Six of them; who are to meet this Afternoon at Three of Clock: And that Mr. Bainton, Mr. Weston, and Col. Ven, and Serjeant Wilde, be added to this Committee: And that they make Report of this Business on Thursday next.
A Letter from my Lord General, from Portesmouth, of September 18, 1644, representing the State and Condition of his Forces of Horse and Foot, was this Day read; and immediately sent up to the Lords.
Resolved, &c. That the Earl of Manchester's Forces, and Sir Wm. Waller's, be forthwith joined for the present Expedition of the West.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of both Kingdoms do give Order herein, and see this done accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to give Order and Directions to these Forces, when they are joined, in matter and point of Command, that they may be preserved together in Unity and good Agreement, for the best Advantage of the publick Service.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Sir H. Mildmay carried them up.
Isle of Wight.
Ordered, That the whole Business this Day informed concerning Col. Carne and Captain Stevens of the Isle of Wight, and the Papers delivered from some of the Committee of the Isle of Wight to the Committee of both Kingdoms, concerning this Business, be referred to the Examination and Consideration of Mr. Ashe, Mr. Bond, Sir Hen. Heyman, Sir Jo. Corbett, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Sir Gilbert Pykerin, Sir Wm. Lewes, Mr. Asherst, Mr. Jo. Blakiston, Sir Phil. Stapilton, Mr. Baynton, Mr. Tho. Moore, Mr. Thelvall, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Benj. Rudyerd, Col. Jo. Ven, Mr. Holles, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Purefoy, Mr. Lisle, Sir Hen. Cholmeley: And they have Power to send for Colonel Carne and Captain Stevens; and for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records: And are to meet this Afternoon at Three of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber.
Resolved, &c. That the Ordinance that gives Power to the Committee of Northampton, to raise Monies for the Maintenance of the Forces of that County, by Assessing of the County, do continue for Six Months longer.
Ordered, That the Committee for Wool and Fulling Earth do meet on Tuesday next, at Two of Clock, in the usual Place.
Ordered, That Sir Hen. Vane sen. make Report from the Committee of the King's Revenue, on Monday Morning next.
Ordered, That Mr. Ashe do, on Monday Morning next, make Report from the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, concerning the raising of Monies for the Scotts and my Lord Fairefaxe's Armies.
Advance from Excise.
An Ordinance for Reimbursing and Repayment of the Fifteen thousand Pounds advanced by the Commissioners of Excise, to pay for the Arms and Cloaths, for cloathing and arming my Lord General's Foot, was this Day read; and assented unto.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and Dr. Aylett;
The Lords have received Two Papers from the French Resident: They desire they may be referred to the Consideration of the Committee appointed to treat with the States Ambassadors; to report their Opinions what is fit to be done upon it: And that they have added the Lord Admiral to that Committee.
They desire the Petition of the Gentlemen of the County of Warwick, now residing in Town, may be referred to the Consideration of the Committee appointed for the Earl of Denbigh's Association. That Committee is sine die: They desire it may be renewed; and may meet on Monday next, at Two of Clock, in the former Place.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to the referring of the Papers from the French Resident, to the Committee appointed to treat with the States Ambassadors: And, that the Lords having added the Lord Admiral to That Committee, that this House doth add Mr. Crew and Mr. Bedingfield to this Committee.
Resolved, &c. That the Petition from the Gentlemen of the County of Warwick be referred to the Committee for my Lord Denbigh's Association: And that Sir Anth. Irby be added in the Place of Sir Arth. Hesilrig, who is absent upon Service: And that the Committee meet on Monday next at Two in the Afternoon.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and do agree to the Referring of the Papers from the French Resident, as is desired; and to the Referring of the Petition of the Gentlemen of the County of Warwick, as is desired.
Money for Army.
Ordered, That the Monies assigned upon the Monthly Assessments in Arrear, to make up the Five thousand Pounds appointed for Sir Wm. Waller, be, as it comes in, paid, upon Account, to John Trenchard Esquire, a Member of this House; to make Payment and Satisfaction for the said Five thousand Pounds.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Henry Mildmay brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Votes concerning the Earl of Manchester's and Sir Wm. Waller's, for the present Expedition into the West; and to the Ordinance for Fifteen thousand Pounds, out of the Excise Money, for Payment of the Arms and Cloaths, for arming and cloathing my Lord General's Foot.
Sufferers at Lynne.
Ordered, That Mr. Corbett, the Recorder of Lyn, be added to the Commissioners appointed to make Satisfaction to the Persons in Lynne, who have received Damage during the Siege of Lynne, from the Persons who promoted the Rebellion, and holding out of the Town: And that the Commissioners do, in the first Place, take into Consideration to give Satisfaction to the Executors of Mr. Percivall, for the Wrongs done unto him, in pursuance of the said Ordinance.
Ordered, That the Business of Guernsey be reported on Monday next.
Propositions for Peace.
The House proceeded to the Consideration of the Propositions for a safe and well-grounded Peace; and to fill up the Blanks in the First Qualification of the Fourteenth Proposition: And have Resolved, That Sir Edward Herbert the King's Attorney General, Sir John Byron, Sir Wm. Widdrington, Colonel Geo. Goring, Mr. Henry Germine, Sir Ralph Hopton, Sir Francis Doddington, Mr. Endimion Porter, Sir George Ratcliff, Dr. Bramham Bishop of Derry, Sir Marmaduke Langdale, Sir John Hotham, and Capt. John Hotham his Son, and Sir Henry Vaughan, shall be some of the Persons excepted in the Propositions, who shall expect no Pardon, either for Life or Estate.
Ordered, That the House do proceed in the Propositions for a safe and well-grounded Peace, on Monday Morning next, the first Business.
Advance from Excise.
Whereas there is to be provided Cloaths and Arms for the Cloathing and Arming of my Lord General's Army now at Southampton; It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That Fifteen thousand Pounds be paid by Alderman Towse, and the rest of the Commissioners of Excise, videlicet, Five thousand Pounds present in Hand, Five thousand Pounds at Six Months, and other Five thousand Pounds at Nine Months after the Date hereof, unto Edward Ashe, a Member of the House of Commons; to be paid unto the several Persons respectively, which is or shall become due for the Cloaths and Arms, as the Committee of the House of Commons, appointed for the providing of the said Cloaths and Arms for the Lord General's Army, shall direct and appoint: For which Fifteen thousand Pounds the said Commissioners are hereby authorized to reimburse themselves out of the Receipts of the Excise, in the Intervals of other Payments, with the Allowance of Eight Pounds per Cent.