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 Jovis, Novembris 7, 1644.
Lord Abergaxenny's Sisters.
ORDERED, That it be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, to give Orders to the Committee of Sequestrations in the County of Suffolk, to allow out of the Lands and Revenues formerly issuable to Mary, Sister to the Lord Abergavenny, Seventy Pounds per Annum; and to Elizabeth, another of the Sisters of the Lord Abergavenny, Fifty Pounds per Annum, together with the Arrears due.
Ordered, That Mr. Sallwey do desire Mr. Gibbs to preach before the Commons, at St. Margarett's, Westminster, the next publick Fast Day; Mr. Langley, formerly desired, being, upon extraordinary Occasion, gone out of Town.
Payment to Jennour.
Ordered, That the Committee of Sequestrations at Campden House do forthwith pay unto Mr. Jennour, a Member of this House, the Fifth Part of the Proceed of the Goods of a Delinquent's, discovered to the said Mr. Jennour by Mr. Peter Hudson.
Ordered, That the Articles of War, concerning Soldiers Departures from their Colours without Leave, referred to, be proceeded upon by the Commissioners for Martial Law; and, according to Command lately published by Sound of Trumpet, and Beat of Drum, throughout the Lines of Communication, shall, touching Offences of that Nature committed before the said Publication, be thus interpreted and enlarged: " That it shall be in the Power of the said Commissioners to punish the Offenders with Death, or other (fn. a) Punishment, at Discretion.
A Letter from Mr. Millington, from Nottingham, of November the 5th, 1644, was this Day read; and ordered to be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of both Kingdoms: And they are desired to use Expedition in this Business; and to give an Account of the State thereof to the House.
Mediation of States Ambassadors.
A Letter from the States Ambassadors, of Novembris 6, 1644, written in French, and translated into English, directed to Mr. Speaker, to be communicated to the House; reinforcing their Desires of interposing in settling a Peace; was this Day read; and likewise the Answer sent from the Lords Octobris 21, to be returned to the States Ambassadors, concerning their Offer of Mediation: And
It is Ordered, That it be referred unto Mr. Selden, Mr. Crew, Mr. Holles, Mr. Solicitor, Sir Hen. Vane senior, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Long, Mr. Whitelock, to word it so, that it may not engage the Parliament to employ their Endeavours or Interposition in the Matter of Peace, according to the Debate of the House.
Message from Lords.
The Lords desire, That the Committee of this House appointed to meet with the Committee of Lords for the Earl of Denbigh's Association, may meet, with the Committee of Lords, this Afternoon, at Three of Clock; to consider of a Report to be made of the whole Matter to both Houses, the Business having . . . . long debated.
Earl of Denbigh's Association.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, that the Committee of this House appointed for the Earl of Denbigh's Association, shall meet this Afternoon with the Committee of Lords, as is desired.
Propositions for Peace.
The Lords desire a present Conference, by Committees of both Houses, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning the Propositions for a safe and well-grounded Peace.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the First Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message: and do agree that the Committee for the Earl of Denbighe's Association shall meet this Afternoon, as is desired: And, as to the Ordinance concerning the Governor of the Isle of Wight, and the Petition of Sir Alexander Ratcliffe, they will take them into speedy Consideration, and send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Disposing of a Statue.
Propositions to the King.
Mr. Pierrepont reports the Conference concerning the Propositions, That the Lords said, that they had been pressed, by this House, with the Importance that the Propositions should be expedited with all the Speed that might be, the Conjuncture of Affairs requiring it, and the Kingdom expecting it: They were of the same Opinion with this House; and therefore, that the Propositions might be expedited, they would avoid all further Debate that might arise upon their Amendments; and did totally and fully agree to the Propositions, and every Syllable of them, as they were sent from this House: And likewise to the Propositions sent to them on the Behalf of the City of London.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, that the Propositions shall go as they were sent from hence, before the Lords made the last Alterations; excepting as to the Clause in the Fourth Qualification, concerning the Members of either House, that have deserted the Parliament.
Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Pierrepont, Mr. Recorder, Sir Hen. Vane junior, Mr. Long, are appointed to consider of something to be offered to the Lords, for the more clearly comprehending, within the Fourth Qualification, all such Members of either House, as have deserted the Parliament, &c.: And are to bring it in To-morrow Morning.
Mr. Pierrepont further reported, That the Lords had thought fit to refer it to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to consider of the Manner of sending away the Propositions to the King; and to report it to the House.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, in referring to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to consider of the Manner of sending the Propositions of both Kingdoms to his Majesty; and to report their Opinions To-morrow.