Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 4, 1644-1646. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Martis, Februarii 11, 1644.
THE Grand Committee proceeded to the Consideration of the Affairs of the Customs, and of the Navy.
Mr. Reynolds called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Lisle reports the Reasons agreed upon by the Committee, to be offered to the Lords, That this House could not agree to some of the Provisoes sent by the Lords to the Ordinance for establishing the Army according to the new Model; and for the Alterations offered by this House to the Provisoes sent by the Lords: The which Reasons were allowed of by the House.
Mr. Lisle, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Sir Wm. Lewes, Mr. Grimston, are appointed Managers of this Conference.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and Doctor Aylett;
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you this Petition, and Papers, from the Merchants trading at Rouen; and to desire your Concurrence to refer it to the Committee of both Kingdoms; to consider of it; and deliver their Sense to the Houses upon it speedily; the rather because the French Resident goes to Oxon To-morrow; and that the Merchants do and may suffer much by the Delay of it.
They have likewise sent down an Ordinance concerning Mr. John Elyott: The which they do recommend to the Consideration of this House; the rather in regard his Father deserved well of the Parliament.
They have likewise sent down the humble Petition of divers Masters, and others, Well-wishers to the Increase of the Navigation of this Kingdom: Which they desire this House to take into their Consideration.
The Petition concerning the Merchants trading at Rouen to be taken into Consideration, so soon as the House returns from the Conference.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and will send Answer speedily by Messengers of their own.
The Grand Committee of the House met again; and took into Consideration the Affairs of the Customs, and of the Navy.
Mr. Reynolds called again to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Ordered, That Sir John Parsons do attend the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Resolved, &c. That Sir John Lawrence shall be forthwith sent for in safe Custody.
Resolved, &c. That Execution of the Sentence given against the Lord Macguire be done with all Speed: And that the former Committee take care herein.
Ordered, That Mr. Hill and Mr. Coleman be desired to go to the Lord Macguire, to give him their best Advice for his Soul's Health.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Action of the Portugall Ambassador, in sending out a Priest in the Highway to Hugh Macmahon, upon his going to Execution, be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Ordered, That this House doth concurr with the Lords, in referring the Petition of the Merchants trading to Rouen to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to consider of it, and deliver their Sense to the Houses upon it speedily; the rather because the French Resident goeth to Oxford Tomorrow; and that the Merchants do and may suffer much by the Delay of it.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to consider of the Petition this Day informed of to be carried on in Buckinghamshire, with an Intent to be presented to the Commissioners at Uxbridge, to take speedy Course for the Suppressing of it; and for providing for the Peace of that County, that the Treaty at Uxbridg may not be disturbed: And, in case the Scotts Commissioners are out of Town, that then this particular Business be referred to the Consideration of the Members of both Houses, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms: And Mr. Fountain is appointed to give the Committee of both Kingdoms the best Information he can in this Business.
WHereas, on an Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, in Consideration of the Losses sustained by John Elyott Esquire, for his adhering to the Parliament, and otherwise, dated the Tenth of June, 1644, there hath been Doubts raised, whether the said Ordinance be valid; for that it is not published in Print, according to a Clause therein: Be it therefore Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That the said John Elyott have as much Benefit and Privilege by the said Ordinance, unprinted, as he should have had, had it been published in Print the very Day of the Date thereof; any thing in the said Ordinance to the contrary notwithstanding.