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, Novembris 16, 1644.
Town of Londonderry.
THE humble Petition of several Lords, Knights, Gentlemen, and Officers of Ireland, desiring this House to take some Care of the Town of Londonderry, in the Province of Ulster, in the Kingdom of Ireland, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of both Kingdoms: Who are desired to have some Regard to the City of London in this Business; and to send for Sir Fred. Hamilton, to receive from him what Informations he is able to give them concerning this Business.
Allowance to Atkins.
The humble Petition of Samuel Atkins, of London, Merchant; desiring some Allowance for the Expences he has been at in the Keeping of Mr. John Hotham, during the Time of his Imprisonment with him.
Resolved, &c. That an Hundred Pounds shall be allowed unto Mr. Samuel Atkins, for the Defraying the Expences he has been at in keeping of Mr. John Hotham Prisoner at his House Twelve Weeks, being committed unto him by the Committee appointed for the Examination of the said Mr. Hotkam: And that this Hundred Pounds be paid out of the sequestered Estate of Mr. John Hotham: And the Sequestrators, in the Places where his Estate lies are hereby required to make Allowance thereof accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That it be especially recommended unto the Committee of both Kingdoms, to take some speedy Course for the Safety of Windesore Castle; the House being very sensible of the present and imminent Danger that Place lies in.
Mr. Corbett is appointed to acquaint the Committee of both Kingdoms with this Order.
King's Plate in the Tower.
Ordered, That the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall do forthwith melt down the King's Plate delivered unto them out of the Tower, upon Order of this House, according to former Order: And that, out of the Proceed thereof, the Thousand Pounds, Residue of the Three thousand Pounds assigned to the Counties of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks, be forthwith paid unto the Committee for those Counties.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Strode is appointed to carry up to the Lords the Ordinance for Monies to Colonel Ven, out of Haberdashers Hall: The Ordinance concerning Hospitals: The Ordinance concerning St. Crosse Hospital: The Message concerning the Gentleman Usher of the Lords House, and the Clerks of either House.
Warwickshire, &c. Association.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and Dr. Heath;
The Lords have commanded us to put you in mind of the Petition they Yesterday sent down from the Warwickshire and Staffordshire Gentlemen; and likewise of the former Messages sent concerning that Association. They conceive this House was Yesterday engaged in Business of great Consequence, that they, could not send Answer Yesterday: They desire them now to take it into Consideration, in regard it concerns those Counties, and a noble Lord, so much.
Ordered, That the Petition from Warwickshire and Staffordshire; the Messages from the Lords concerning that Association; and the Report concerning the Earl of Denbighe's Association; be made, peremptorily, on Wednesday Morning next, the first Business: And that Mr. Speaker put the House in mind hereof.
Archbishop of Canterbury.
Ordered, That Mr. Browne do carry up to the Lords the Impeachment of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and have appointed Wednesday next, peremptorily, to take into Consideration the Particulars of the Message; and Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind hereof.
Ordered, That the Committee where Mr. Scawen has the Chair, do present Names of such Persons as they shall discover fit to compound for their Delinquency, to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall: And that, out of the Monies raised upon those Compositions, Four thousand Five hundred Pounds shall be paid unto Mr. Scawen; and disposed of by the said Committee where Mr. Scawen has the Chair; videlicet, Two thousand Five hundred Pounds for the Relief of the Widows that have lost their Husbands in the Service of the Parliament, and of divers Officers and Soldiers employed in the Parliament Service, and now in great Want; and for Relief, and towards the Payment, of the poor Waggoners employed in the Parliament's Service.
Earl of Manchester's Association.
Ordered, That the Petition from the Earl of Manchester's Association be presented to the House on Tuesday next.
Devon, &c. Petition.
The House being informed, that divers Gentlemen of the Western Counties were at the Door, who desired to present a Petition to the House;
They were called in; and Sir Rich. Strode, in the Name of the rest, presented a Petition, under the Title of, The humble Petition of some of the suffering and well-affected Inhabitants of the Counties of Devon, Exon, and Somersett:
They being withdrawn, the Petition was read: And
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of both Kingdoms: And Mr. Nicoll and Mr. Buller are appointed to acquaint the Committee of both Kingdoms herewith.
Kent Petition, &c.
The House, according to an Order made on Thursday last, was resolved into a Committee, to take into Consideration the Petition, Propositions, and Remonstrance, from the County of Kent.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Sir Tho. Widdrington called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Provisions for Army.
Mr. Recorder presents the Desire of the Committee of both Kingdoms, That Two thousand Pounds-worth of Provisions and Victuals for the Army, may be forthwith provided, and sent to the Army, by the same Persons, and in the same Way, as the last Provisions were provided and sent, to be paid by Sir Gilbert Gerard, out of the Monies designed for my Lord General's Army: And that an Ordinance be brought in to that Purpose.
Ordered, That, on Tuesday next, the House be resolved into a Grand Committee, further to take into Consideration the Petition of Kent.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Offices bestowed by the State do meet, on Tuesday next, in the Star Chamber.
Payment to Bayly.
Ordered, That Twenty Pounds shall be forthwith paid to Captain Bayly, one of the Scotts Reformadoes, out of the Monies raised by the Impost of Six Shillings per Cent. upon Currans, remaining in the Hands of the Commissioners of the Customs.
Ordered, That Mrs. Farrer, Wife of Colonel Farrer, be referred to the Committee where Mr. Scawen has the Chair; to have Relief amongst the Widows to whom the Monies this Day ordered are designed.
Money for Berkshire, &c.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning the Getting of Monies for the Counties of Berk, Buck, and Oxford, be read on Monday next: And Mrs. Farrer, Wife of Colonel Farrer, who was slain at Banburie, is referred to the Committee for those Counties, for Payment of the Arrears due to her Husband for That Service.