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 Jovis, 23 Aprilis, 1646.
MR. Lisle reports, from the Committee to whom the Petition of Sir John Danvers, a Member of this House, was referred, the State of the Case upon the said Petition.
The humble Petition of Catharine Lady Gargrave, Sister to the Earl of Danby, deceased, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the Business concerning Sir John Danvers, and the Lady Gargrave, be referred and recommended unto the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations; to take the whole Matter into speedy Consideration; and present to the House their Judgments upon the Case.
Ordered, That Lieutenant-General Cromwell shall have the hearty Thanks of this House, for his great and faithsul Services done to this Kingdom, and to this Parliament.
Mr. Speaker gave him the Thanks of this House accordingly.
Ordered, That Mr. Alexander Popham, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
The House being informed, That one Alexander Luxford, a Bailiff, by colour of a private Action, did seize upon some Goods in the Possession of Mr. Denzell Holles, a Member of this House, notwithstanding that the said Luxford was told, that the said Goods were in the Possession of the said Mr. Holles;
It is thereupon Ordered, That the said Alexander Luxford be forthwith sent for in safe Custody, as a Delinquent, for seizing the said Goods; it being a Breach of the Privilege of Parliament.
Ordered, That the general Business of Ireland, and the Reports concerning the Affairs of that Kingdom, be taken into Consideration, peremptorily, To-morrow Morning, the first Business: And that Mr. Speaker put the House in mind hereof: And that the particular Business, appointed by former Orders for that Day, be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next.
Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes went to the Lords, to acquaint them with the Opportunity of sending Commissioners into the Low-Countries; and to desire them to expedite the Ordinance remaining with them, concerning Commissioners to be dispatched into these Countries.
A Letter from Sir Thomas Fairfax, General, from Charde, of 19 Aprilis 1646; with a Letter inclosed, from Colonel Robert Hamond, of 16 Aprilis 1646, from Penrin; and the Articles concerning the Taking in of St. Michael's-Mount in Cornewall; were this Day read.
A Letter from the Committee of both Kingdoms resideing with the Scotts Army before Newarke, of 17 Aprilis 1646; also a Letter of 9 Aprilis 1646, from the Commissioners of both Houses appointed to reside with the Scotts Army before Newarke; were this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That it be effectually recommended unto the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, forthwith to provide and furnish Fifteen thousand Pounds, being One Month's Pay, to be sent to the Scotts Army before Newarke.
This Question was propounded; viz. This House, taking into Consideration the great Inconveniencies by the Two Garisons of Oxon and Newark, do recommend to the General, That he take into his Consideration those Two Garisons, as he shall find it most sit, for the speediest Reducing of them into the Power of the Parliament:
The Question being propounded, Whether this Question should be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
And, upon the Putting of the Question;
It is Resolved, &c. That this House, taking into Consideration the great Inconveniences by the Two Garisons of Oxon and Newark, do recommend to the General, That he take into his Consideration those Two Garisons, as he shall find it most sit, for the speediest Reducing of them into the Power of the Parliament.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to communicate this Vote to the General.
Ordered, That the House do sit in a Grand Committee, on Tuesday Morning next, at Eight of the Clock, to take into Consideration the Business of the Court of Wards, according to the former Order.