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 Sabbati, Aprilis 5, 1645.
Mr. Recorder reports, from the Committee of both Kingdoms, their Proceedings upon the Nomination of a fit Person to be Governor of Farneham Castle.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Mr. John Fielder to be Governor of the Castle of Farneham.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Witchcott be recommended to the Committee of both Kingdoms to be Governor of the Castle of Windesore.
Sir Rob. Harley and Mr. Baynton are appointed to prepare a Declaration in Approbation of Colonel Jones his Carriage, late Governor of Farneham Castle.
Ordered, That the Two thousand Pounds, now in Readiness with the Commissioners of Excise, be forthwith issued for a Fortnight's Pay to the Horse that submitted to the Parliament, according to former Engagements; and that the said Two thousand Pounds be forthwith paid to the said Horse accordingly.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of Excise do pay unto Mr. James Waynewright, for the Service of Lancashire Forces, Two thousand Pounds, next after the Two thousand Pounds now to be paid for the Horse.
Ordered, That Mr. Reynolds and Mr. Grimston do prepare a Letter, to be sent from this House, to the City, to quicken them in the bringing in the Monies for Ireland.
Ordered, That, on Wednesday next, the Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms, concerning Nottingham, be taken into Consideration.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to consider of some Expedient for the Receiving of Trumpets and Addresses from the Enemy; and to report their Opinions to the House, what they think fit to be done herein.
Mr. Maynard reports, from the Committee of Lords and Commons, the Business concerning Mr. Jo. Gryffith's scandalizing the Prince Elector and the Lady Herbert.
Ordered, That it be referred back to this Committee, to examine fully this whole Business concerning Mr. Jo. Gryffyth; and all other Informations against him of the like Nature; and, upon the Whole, to prepare Articles: And that the Committee shall have Power to give unto him the Matter they examine him upon, in Writing, if they shall see Cause; and to take his Answer; and to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath;
The Lords have appointed Monday next, at Ten of Clock, for giving Audience to the States Ambassadors; and have given Order to the Master of the Ceremonies to bring them . . . . . a Pass for the Lord Graye's Two Sons, with their Servants, and necessary Accommodations, to travel for France: A Petition from Colonel Robert Sterlinge, and the Lady Jane Moore, his Wife; which they recommended to the Consideration of this House: An Ordinance for the County of Rutland; to which they do agree; with certain Additions: An Ordinance touching the great Park at Windsor; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House: A Petition of Edmund Winstanley: A Warrant for Payment of Monies to the Earl of Lincolne, by Sir Gilbert Gerard; who saith, "He hath no Monies;" recommended to be taken into Consideration for Payment of it elsewhere: That they formerly sent down a Petition from the Lady Rivers, touching the Attainder of the Earl of Somerset; which they desire this House may be speedlily taken into Consideration; because the Term draws on; and she hath no other Defence.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the giving Audience to the States Ambassadors be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning at Ten of Clock.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concurr with the Lords in the Pass to Two of my Lord Grey of Werk's Sons, and Four Servants, to go beyond Seas.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message: And, as to the Pass to my Lord Grey of Wark, they do concurr: As to the rest of the Message, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That Twelve-pence per diem, more than the Pay assigned to ordinary Troopers, shall be allowed to each of the Hundred Troopers of Captain Knight's Troop; they furnishing their own Horse and Arms.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Army where Mr. Scawen has the Chair, do forthwith send for the Arms and Ammunition in Captain Cannon's Custody, to employ them for the Service of the State: And that, if the said Captain Cannon shall refuse to deliver the said Arms, that the Committee shall have Power to commit him.
Whereas the Two thousand Pounds, to be raised by the Gentlemen of the Association, were, by former Order, to be paid to Mr. Scawen: It is Ordered, That the said Two thousand Pounds be paid to Mr. Gaustall and Mr. Leman, the Treasurers; and by them to be issued, according to the Order of the Committee for the Army where Mr. Scawen has the Chair.
Ordered, That the Gentlemen of Hants shall have Power to bring in an Ordinance for putting the County of Hants into a Posture of Defence.
Ordered, That the Moiety of such Monies, as shall be discovered by the Lord Willowhby of Parham, shall be paid unto him, upon Account, for his Arrears; and that the other Moiety shall be disposed for the Use of the Garison at Abingdon, and of the Associated Counties of Berk', Buck', and Oxon: And the Examination hereof is referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons at HaberdashersHall: And that the said Lord Willoughby may compound with the Discoverers.
Upon the humble Petition of Thomas Andrewes Alderman, Maurice Thomson, James Russell, and Samuel Moyer, Merchants;
It is Ordered, That they shall have Liberty to ship aboard the Ship Ruth, by Bill of Store, to the Value of Three thousand Pounds in Spanish Royals of Eight, and to transport the same; for the better carrying on their Trade: And that the Commissioners for the Customs do give a Bill of Store for the same.