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, Januarii 7, 1644.
An Ordinance for reimbursing to Stephen Estwick the Sum of One thousand Pounds, out of Monies brought in to the Treasurers at Guildhall, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of One hundred and Sixty Pounds of Thomas Offley Esquire, Servant in Extraordinary to his Majesty, for his Fine, for having been and lived in the King's Quarters, and for his Fifth, and Twentieth Part: And do Order, That the Sequestration on his Estate be forthwith taken off.
Ordered, That, on Thursday next, peremptorily, the House do take into Consideration the Business of the Navy in the first place: And that then the Committee of the Navy do give an Account to the House concerning the Guard of the North Seas: And that then Mr. Rolle do report, from the Committee, the Resolution upon the Masters and Owners of Ships.
Ordered, That the Committee of Lords and Commons at Haberdashers-Hall do forthwith advance and pay, upon Account, One hundred Pounds to Captain Richard Dowse, to be accounted in Part of the Arrears due unto him for his Entertainment in Ireland.
According to an Order Yesterday made, the House proceeded to the Consideration of the Scotts Paper, Yesterday delivered in from the Committee of both Kingdoms by Mr. Crew, concerning the Matter of Coal; and to the Consideration of the Agreement made by the Committee of both Kingdoms at Newcastle, concerning the Regulateing and Managing the Matter of Coal.
Resolved, &c. That the Matter of the Paper of Novembris 12, signed by the Hands of the Secretaries of the Committees of both Kingdoms at Newcastle; and the Paper, of Januarii 6, delivered in from the Scotts Commissioners, signed by Mr. Jo. Chieslye their Secretary; be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of both Kingdoms: Who are to confer with the Scotts Commissioners, and the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, herein; and, upon a full Debate, to settle such Resolutions, and report them to the House, as may best compose the Business. And Mr. Blakiston is to be conferred with in this Business; and to inform them concerning the same.
Mr. Whitlock reports that Part of the Conference, that concerns the Ordinance, that no Members of either House shall bear Office; and presents some Reasons of the Lords, in Writing, concerning the said Ordinance: The which were read.
That the Lords had received a Letter from him; and a Pardon from his Majesty; and a Petition, That his Punishment might be altered; and that Doctor Martyn, Doctor Heywood, and Doctor Sterne, might have Liberty to come and comfort him in this Time of his Affliction. The Lords, notwithstanding the Pardon, are resolved, that Execution shall be done on Friday next; but do agree, that his Head should be cut off only; and that the Persons, desired in the Petition, may have Liberty to go to him.
Mr. Browne, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Whitelock, and Mr. Nicholas, are appointed to prepare Reasons to be offered to the House, why this House cannot assent to the Alterations of the Manner of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Death.
Ordered, That the Consideration of Christ-Church, Hurst-Castle, and Portesmouth, be in an especial Manner recommended unto the Committee of both Kingdoms: And the Members of the House, that are of That Committee, are appointed to give an Account to the House of this Business To-morrow.
Whereas the Honourable Committee of Lords and Commons, sitting at Haberdashers-Hall, London, and the Committee of the Militia of the City of London, did, upon the Thirteenth Day of October, 1643, borrow of Stephen Eastwick the Sum of One thousand Pounds, upon an emergent Occasion, towards the Supply of the pressing Necessities of the Lord General's Army, when the Fifty thousand Pounds, lent the Parliament by the City of London, came not in time enough to supply the said Necessities: And whereas the said Mr. Eastwick, at the Time of his lending the said One thousand Pounds, was promised, not only by the said Committee of Lords and Commons, but also by the said Committee of the Militia, to be repaid the said Thousand Pounds, out of the first Monies that should come in of the said Fifty thousand Pounds, then in Arrear; and to the end the Arrears of the said Fifty thousand Pounds might be paid, and Mr. Estwick satisfied, the Committee of the Militia did, upon the Ninth of October 1644, present a Paper to the said Committee of Lords and Commons, under Eleven of their Hands, to put the Ordinance of Parliament in Execution, to compel the several Companies of the said City to pay in their Arrears, to the end the said Mr. Eastwick might be satisfied; which the said Committee of Lords and Commons have done, accordingly: And whereas it was the Intention of the said Committee of Lords and Commons, and the Committee of the Militia, to repay Mr. Estwick the said One thousand Pounds, immediately after the Borrowing thereof: It is therefore Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That the Treasurers of the Money and Plate at Guildhall London, do forthwith pay unto the said Stephen Estwick the Sum of One thousand Pounds out of the said Companies Money, lately received, and to be received, by the said Treasurers, by Order of the said Committee of Lords and Commons: Which Money, so paid by the said Treasurers, is to be accounted Part of the Fifty thousand Pounds lent the Parliament by the said City, about the Eleventh of August, 1643.
Whereas the Commissioners of Excise were to satisfy and reimburse themselves Six thousand Pounds, by them advanced for the Use of the Navy, with Interest, out of the Intervals, or in Course, upon the Excise of Flesh and Salt, as, by an Ordinance of the Twenty-ninth of October, 1644, appeareth; which Monies, nor any Part thereof, is yet reimbursed: The Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, do hereby Ordain and Declare, That the said Commissioners of Excise, out of the Profits and Benefit arising from the said Ordinance of Continuation of the Excise of Flesh and Salt of the Sixth of December 1644, shall receive so much Monies as shall reimburse them the said Six thousand Pounds, with Interest, as, by the recited Ordinance of the Twenty-ninth of October 1644, was intended.