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 Veneris, Decembris 13, 1644.
Earl of Thanett's Delinquency.
AN Ordinance for Discharge of the Delinquency of the Earl of Thanett, and the Sequestration of his Estate, was this Day read; and upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Lord Pagett's Sequestration.
An Ordinance for Discharge of the Sequestration of the Lord Pagett's Estate was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Le Hunt's Sequestration.
An Ordinance for the Discharge of the Sequestration of the Estate of John Le Hunt Esquire was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance for the Discharge of the Sequestration of the Estate of Sir Tho. Allen Knight was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning Mr. Morgan's Estate for Mr. Pym, be brought in To-morrow Morning.
Mustering the Armies.
Ordered, That the Committee for setting down a Rule for mustering the Armies, where Mr. Scawen has the Chair, do meet this Afternoon; and bring in that Report with all Speed convenient.
Fees for private Ordinances.
Ordered, That no private Ordinance do pass this House, to be transmitted to the Lords, until the Parties that are concerned therein, do first pay such Fees for the same, unto Mr. Speaker, the Clerk, Serjeant, and others belonging to the said House, as hath usually been paid upon the Passing of private Bills: And all Members, that from any Committee or otherwise, do present any Ordinance, wherein the Advantage or Benefit of any private Person is concerned, are desired to take Notice of this Order; and to acquaint the Persons that are or shall be concerned herewith; and to appoint them first to pay such ancient and accustomed Fees, as aforesaid, to Mr. Speaker, the Clerk, and other the Officers of the said House.
Payment of Scotts Army, &c.
The House, according to former Order, proceeded to the further Consideration of the Papers presented from the Committee of Lords and Commons that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, concerning the Ascertaining the Payment of One-and-thirty thousand Pounds to the Scotts Army, and laying down a solid Way for the Payment of the Northern Forces under the Command of the Lord Fairefaxe.
Resolved, &c. That the First Proposition for the Ascertaining the One-and-thirty thousand Pounds for the Scotts Army, concerning the Raising of Monies towards the Monthly Payment of that Sum by Imposition upon Coal, be re-committed unto the Committee of Lords and Commons that are Members of the Committee of both Kingdoms: Who are to confer with the Scotts Commissioners, and the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall; and to settle in such a Way, and with such Provisions, that the former Engagements upon the Coals, by former Ordinances of Parliament, may be preserved intire and inviolated: And Mr. Blakiston is appointed to acquaint the Committee with such Engagements as lie upon the Coals, by any former Ordinance.
Resolved, &c. That the Commissioners of the Excise, appointed by Ordinance of Parliament, be directed to pay the Sum of Three thousand Pounds monthly, out of the whole Excise of the Six Northern Counties, or what more shall monthly arise out of the said Excise (excepting That of Flesh and Salt), which is appropriated to the Use of the Navy: And what is belonging to the Town of Kingston upon Hull, unto the Scotts, or such Persons as shall be appointed by them to receive the same, for and towards the One-and-thirty thousand Pounds for the Scotts Army.
Burial of the Dead.
The House being informed, That divers Divines of the Assembly, were at the Door;
They were called in; and did present the humble Advice of the Assembly, concerning the Burial of the Dead: The which was read; and ordered to be taken into Consideration on Thursday next.
Message from Lords.
Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Doctor Aylett;
The Lords have appointed the Church in the Convent Garden for the Keeping of the next Fast in, on Wednesday next; and have made an Order in their House, That no Member of their House shall visit any of those that come from Oxon, without the particular Leave of their House.
Fast to be kept.
Ordered, That no Person, of what Quality or Condition soever, that is not a Member of either House, be admitted into the Church of Convent Garden on Wednesday next; being the Day both Houses have appointed to keep a solemn Fast there: And that the Serjeant do take care to appoint some of his Servants to attend there, to see that this Order may be duly observed.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whitefeild and Serjeant Finck;
The Lords have this Day received a Letter from the States Ambassadors; which they have sent to this House; and desire it may be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons formerly appointed for the States Ambassadors: That That Committee may meet To-morrow at Three of Clock.
They formerly sent down a Message concerning the Clearing of the Earl of Denbigh; to which they desire an Answer.
They have likewise received a Petition from David Heempen, John Simkinson, and Nicholas Lendersh Dewitt, Dutchmen: Which they desire this House to take into Consideration.
Ordered, That, on Monday next, the House do take into Consideration the Message this Day sent from the Lords, concerning the Earl of Denbigh, and the Petition of certain Dutch Merchants, this Day sent from the Lords: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind hereof.
Ordered, That the Members of this House that are of the Committee for the States Ambassadors, do meet To-morrow with the Committee of Lords, as is desired.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House hath considered their Lordships Message; and do agree, That the Committee of this House formerly appointed for the States Ambassadors, do meet with a Committee of the Lords, To-morrow, as is desired: As for the other Particulars of this Message, concerning the Earl of Denbigh, and the Dutch Merchants Petition, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Payment of Scotts Army, &c.
Ordered, That the Report of the Papers concerning a settled Payment for the Scotts, and the Northern Armies, be proceeded in on Monday Morning, the first Business: And Mr. Speaker to put the House in mind hereof.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Anthony Willoughby, Colonel, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for sorting of Petitions, where Mr. Blakiston has the Chair.
Ordered, That the States Ambassadors (being Ambassadors Extraordinary) be exempt from the Payment of any Excise or Custom, upon the Consumption of any Flesh, Wine, Beer, or other Necessaries; and That as well for what is imported already or bought, as shall for the future be imported or bought here: For which the Steward to the said Ambassadors shall give a Note under his Hand.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Riddell be committed Prisoner to the Tower; Mr. James Cole, Henry Rowcastle, Sir George Baker, and Sir Francis Bowes, to the Compter in Southwark; Edward Scott, and Thomas Blinkishop, to Winchester House; Captain Rippen, and Henry Marley, to Peter House; John Marley, and Wm. Marley, to Ely House; Mr. Cole, and Mr. Robson, to London House; Mr. Ralph Cock, and Mr. George Cock, to Lambeth House; for levying actual War against the Parliament.