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 Martis, 2 Maii, 1643.
THE humble Petition of Peter Seale, Mayor of Southampton, in the Serjeant's Custody, was this Day read:
And it is Ordered, That the Examination of the whole Business concerning the said Mr. Seale be referred to the Committee for Examinations.
Warrant to Biondi.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Fr. Biondi shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to go beyond Seas, with his Wife and Family, being Ten in Number, and Two Geldings.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Jo. Sprinte, Minister of Hamstead, in the County of Middlesex, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for plundered Ministers.
Lecturer of Waymouth.
Ordered, That Mr. Jo. Crofts Master of Arts, a godly, learned, and orthodox Divine, be recommended unto the Town of Waymouth, to be Lecturer, to preach in the Chapel at Waymouth, at the Charge and Desire of the said Inhabitants; and that all, whom it may concern, do permit him the free Use and Liberty of the Pulpit, and to suffer him to preach and exercise his Function without Interruption.
Ordered, That Chase, the sworn Apothecary to the Prince, shall have Liberty to go with his Keeper, for Four or Five days, to administer Physick to the King's Children at St. James's.
Sir Fred. Cornwallis.
Ordered, That Sir Fred. Cornwallis be enjoined forthwith to go out of Town; or if he shall not go To-morrow Morning, that then he stand committed to Peter-house, for his Contempt, in not obeying the Order of the House for his going, after he had received Injunction from this House, and a Pass, to be gone.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Rich. Stampe, of Reading, in the County of Berks, Clothier, and the whole Business thereupon depending, be referred to the Examination and Consideration of the Committee for Examinations.
Persons committed, &c.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Geerry be forthwith committed Prisoner to Peter-house, for being in actual Arms against the Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Phelibert Vernatti be committed Prisoner, to the Serjeant's Custody, for being in actual Arms against the Parliament.
Ordered, That Sir Phelibert Vernatti and Mr. Geerry do forthwith pay unto the Soldiers that brought them up, Thirty Pounds for their Service and Pains in bringing them up; or otherwise, that the Soldiers shall have the Cloaths, and other Goods and Things, taken upon them: If they shall make Payment of this Thirty Pounds presently, that then they shall have restored unto them such Things, as have been seized or taken from them.
Lecturer of St. Alphage, Canterbury.
Upon the humble Petition of the Parishioners of St. Alphage in Canterbury; it is Ordered, That Mr. John Crow, a godly, learned and orthodox Divine, be recommended unto the said Parishioners, to be their Lecturer, to preach every Lord's Day; and that those Persons, whomsoever it may concern, do permit and suffer the said Mr. Jo. Crow the Liberty of the Pulpit, and to exercise his Ministry and Function, by preaching there, without Lett or Interruption.
St. Mary Magdalen's Bermondsey Parsonage.
An Ordinance for sequestring the Rents and Profits of the Parish Church of St. Mary Magdalen's Bermondsey, in the County of Surrey, whereof Dr. Paske is Parson, into the Hands of certain Sequestrators named in the said Ordinance, for the Use and Benefit of Mr. Jeremiah Whittaker Master of Arts, a godly, learned, and orthodox Divine; who is thereby appointed and required to preach every Lord's Day, and to officiate as Parson, and to take Care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Place, in all the Duties thereof, until further Order shall be taken by both Houses of Parliament; was this Day read; and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto; and, ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
St. Botolph's without Bishopgate Rectory.
An Ordinance for sequestring the Rents and Profits of the Parish Church of St. Botolph's, without Bishopgate, London, whereof Mr. Nehemiah Rogers is Rector, into the Hands of certain Sequestrators named in the said Ordinance, to the Use and Benefit of Jo. Vincent Master of Arts, a godly, learned, and orthodox Divine; who is thereby required to preach every Lord's Day, and to officiate as Parson, and to take Care for the Discharge of the Cure of the said Place in all the Duties thereof until further Order shall be taken by both Houses of Parliament; was this Day read; and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Commissioners of Customs.
Ordered, That the Commissioners and Collectors of the Customs, be forthwith summoned and enjoined to attend the House To-morrow Morning at Nine of Clock.
Message to Lords.
Sir H. Mildmay carried up to the Lords the Ordinances, concerning Dorsettshire, and Sir Walth. Erle; concerning Londonderry; concerning the sequestring Sir Edw. Wardour's Office to Mr. Arth. Squibb junior.
He is likewise to desire a Conference, concerning some Commissioners, to be sent from both Houses, into Scotland, and likewise, concerning a Letter to be sent to the States of Holland.
Bills of Exchange.
Ordered, That the Bills of Exchange sent up from Sir Jo. Hotham, for the Payment of the Sum of Six hundred Pounds to several Merchants, for so much Money paid by them to Sir Jo. Hotham, shall be accepted by this House, and that the Monies be paid accordingly: And the Committee for the Safety of the Kingdom is to grant their Warrant to the Treasurer at Wars, for the Payment thereof.
The Ordinance concerning Barnestable, the keeping them from Indemnity, for making of Forts on other Mens Ground, was read; and assented unto; and ordered to be sent up to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Answer from Lords.
Sir H. Mildmay brings Answer; that the Lords do agree to a present Conference, by Committees of both Houses, upon the Two Points desired: And as to the Orders, carried up by him, they will send Answer by Messengers.
Mr. Pym is appointed Manager of this Conference: And is to represent unto the Lords, the Declaration presented by Mr. Strickland to the States, and the Grounds and Reasons thereof.
An Ordinance for protecting such as do pay their Assessments, was read; and re-committed unto the same Committee.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Finche and Dr. Bennett:
The Lords do concur with this House, in the Letter, delivered at the last Conference, to be sent to the States of the United Provinces; and that the Speaker of their House shall be ready to sign it, with the Speaker of this House.
They do likewise agree to the Four Ordinances;
1. Concerning Mr. Cromwell; 2. Concerning the Town of Bastable; 3. Concerning Sir Walt. Erle; 4. Concerning the Trained Bands.
The Lords do desire a Concurrence of this House in an Ordinance to suppress riotous Assemblies in Wilts and Dorsett: And, lastly, the Lords desire this House to give an Answer, as speedily as they can, concerning Sir Hugh Pollard; whose Sickness increases, and the Time of Year being seasonable for him to take Physick for his Health.-
The Ordinance sent down from the Lords, concerning the riotous Assemblies in the County of Dorsett, &c. was read; and ordered to be re-committed.-
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; that this House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Riot in Dorsetshire.
Sir Walter Erle, Sir Pet. Wentworth, Mr. Maynard, Serjeant Wilde, Sir Hen. Ludlowe, Mr. Bond, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Greene, Mr. Nicholas, Mr. Hollis, and the Knights and Burgesses of the Counties of Dorsett and Wilts, are to consider of the Ordinance sent down from the Lords, concerning the Riot in Dorsetshire.
Haberdashers Hall Committee.
Ordered, That Mr. Hill, Mr. Bond, Sir Pet. Wentworth, be added to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, instead of Mr. Purefey, Sir Wm. Bruerton, and Sir Tho. Soames.
Defence of Lincolne.
Ordered, That Sir Sam. Ofeild, Sir Antho. Irby, Sir John Brownloe, Sir Wm. Browneloe, Sir Tho. Trollopp, Captain Hatcher, Captain Lister, and Mr. Wm. Ellis, shall be forthwith sent down into the County of Lincolne, to assist Colonel Cromwell, in the Defence of that County, and the Committee there.
Rate on Commodities.
Ordered, That the Committee for setting a Rate on Commodities, do meet this Afternoon at Two.. Clock, in the Star Chamber.
Sir H. Pollard.
Ordered, The Message concerning Sir Hugh Pollard, be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
An Order and Instructions for the speedy putting in Execution the Ordinance for the weekly Assessment, were this Day read; and by Vote upon * * * *.