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 Veneris, Aprilis 25, 1645.
Ordered, &c. That private Petitions, and the Reports upon them, shall be taken into Consideration upon every Friday weekly.
An Ordinance for securing the Sum of Five thousand Pounds out of the Excise to the several Companies of London, and other well-affected Persons, who have advanced the same for Supply of the Forces under Sir William Brereton, was this Day read; and passed, upon the Question; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance for securing to the Commissioners of Excise, and their Assigns, the Sum of Two thousand Pounds, advanced and lent by them for Supply of the Forces in Lancashire, was this Day read; and passed, upon the Question; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance for supplying the Necessities of the Members, whose Estates lie under the King's Quarters, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, to be committed to the same Committee: And that they, or any Four of them, shall have Power to meet, and take the same into their Consideration.
Sir Robert Pye carried up to the Lords the Ordinance for Two thousand Pounds, out of the Excise, for Abingdon: The Ordinance for Five thousand Pounds, advanced upon the Credit of the Excise for the Forces under Sir William Brereton: The Ordinance for Two thousand Pounds, out of the Excise, for Lancashire Forces: The Vote for the now Mayor, and the Mayor for the Time being, of the Town of Northampton, and for an Alderman there, to be Deputy-Lieutenants of the Town of Northampton.
He was further to desire the Lords to expedite the Establishment of the Army.
An Addition to a former Ordinance, passed both Houses, for securing to the Commissioners of Excise, and their Assigns, the Sum of Two thousand Pounds, out of the Excise, advanced and lent by them towards the Relief of the Garison at Abingdon, was this Day read; and approved, and agreed of; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence: And was in hæc verba; viz.
"And that the said Gualter Frost shall pay the same over unto Major-General Browne, for the Use of the said Garison of Abingdon, or to the Treasurer for the said Garison: Whose Receipt shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Mr. Frost."
An Ordinance for bringing the Profits and Perquisites of such Offices and Places, as are neither Military nor Civil, into a publick Treasury, to be disposed of as the Two Houses shall appoint, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto the Committee for the Ordinance for Supply of the Members Necessities: And are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Exchequer-Chamber.
Ordered, That the Committee for Offices, and Supply of the Members Necessities, shall have Power to send to the several Members, that have any Offices by the Grant of the Houses, and are vacated by the late Ordinance, to send in, to that Committee, the Value of such Offices and Places as they so held and enjoyed.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for better Bringing in of Sequestrations; the Ordinance for Sale of Delinquents Lands; a Commission and Instructions for Sir William Coote; and an Ordinance for giving Power to receive the Rents belonging to the University of Oxford; be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Ordinance, brought in by the Committee for Accompts, be taken into Consideration the first Business, To-morrow Morning: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind of it: And no other Business to intervene.
Upon Mr. Scawen's Report;
It is Resolved, &c. That the Troop, late the Lord General's Lifeguard, shall have Three Shillings per diem each more than an ordinary Trooper.
Resolved, &c. That this Troop shall be one of the Six Troops that shall be of Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's own Regiment, as to the ordinary Entertainment: And Sir Thomas Fairfax is desired to take Captain Doylie to command those Gentlemen; and to put another Captain in his stead, in Colonel Graves his Regiment.
Resolved, &c. That they shall have Forty Horses, and Forty Pair of Pistols, to recruit them.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Army do write to Sir Tho. Fairfax, to desire him speedily to appoint a Rendezvous for the Troop late the Lord General's Lifeguard, that they may there receive their Fortnight's Pay, their Horse, and their Arms.
Sir Robert Pye brings Answer from the Lords, That the Lords do agree to all those Ordinances carried up by him.
A Letter from Major-General Skippon, from Beconsfield, of Aprilis 24 1645, relating, That the Horse that mutinied, and afterwards submitted, were, with a great deal of Alacrity and Chearfulness, reduced, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the Army.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the Army where Mr. Scawen hath the Chair, to consider of the Arrears to the Commissioners appointed to reside with the Army; and how the same may be satisfied unto them; and likewise of an Establishment for their future Pay; and their Instructions.
An Ordinance for securing and reimbursing the Company of Merchants-Adventurers the Ten thousand Pounds advanced by them, and payable to them out of the Excise, in May or June next, and by them continued upon the Credit of the Excise for Nine Months longer, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and carried up by Mr. Nicoll to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That the Ordinance, prohibiting the Transportation of Wool and Fullers-Earth, be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Committee, appointed to make Provisions for the Cheshire Forces, be desired to take care of making the Provisions, intended for those Forces, in a larger Proportion; in regard the Scotts Army may peradventure march that Way.
It is this Day Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament, That no Person be permitted to preach, who is not ordained a Minister, either in This, or some other Reformed Church; except such as, intending the Ministry, shall be allowed for the Tryal of their Gifts, by those who shall be appointed thereunto by both Houses of Parliament.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That this Ordinance be forthwith printed and published: And that it be forthwith sent to Sir Thomas Fairfax; with an earnest Desire and Recommendation from both Houses, That he take care, that this Ordinance may be duly observed in the Army: And that if any shall transgress this Ordinance, that he make speedy Representation thereof to both Houses, that the Offenders may receive condign Punishment for their Contempts.
It is further Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That this Ordinance be forthwith sent to the Lord Mayor, and the Committees of the Militia in London, the Governors, Commanders, and Magistrates of all Garisons, Forces, Places of Strength, Cities, Towns, Forts, and Ports, and to the several and respective Committees of the several and respective Counties; with the like Injunction unto them respectively, That they take care, that this Ordinance be duly observed in the Places aforesaid respectively; and that they make speedy Representation, to both Houses, of such as shall offend herein, that they may receive condign Punishment.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That no Report be made from the Committee appointed to consider of the Supply of the Places of the Members of this House in the Armies and Garisons, for any Person to have any Command in the said Armies or Garisons, but between the Hours of Ten and Twelve.
The Question being put, Whether Colonel Ayloff's Regiment, now at Abingdon, should be reduced into Colonel Pickering's Regiment;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
|Colonel Walton, and||Tellers for the Yea:||36.|
|Sir Anth. Irby,||With the Yea,|
|Mr. Holles, and||Tellers for the Noe:||34.|
|Mr. Whitelock,||With the Noe,|
So the Question passed with the Affirmative.
Mr. Scawen reports a Proviso to be added to the Order of the Nineteenth of this Instant April, touching Captain James his having Power to seize upon Horses marked with the State's Mark: The which was read; and assented unto: Which was in hæc verba; viz.
"Provided, That the said Captain James, having seized any Horse by virtue of this Order, shall bring the same to the Committee of the County where such Horse shall be seized, or to any Two of them, for their Allowance and Approbation of such Seizure: And in case the said Committee shall not allow thereof, the said Horse shall be forthwith restored to the Party, from whom the same was taken."
Ordered, That the Arrears due to Colonel Walton's Regiment, and to other the Labourers, Workmen, and Inhabitants of the Town of Lynne, shall be forthwith paid by the Treasurers of the Association, out of the Arrears of the said Association (excepting the County of Essex), due upon the Ordinance for weekly Assessments, for Maintenance of the Earl of Manchester's Army: And the Sub-Treasurers of the said Association are to bring in their Accompts, and to pay the Monies remaining in their Hands upon the said Arrears, unto Mr. Lemman and Mr. Goshall, late Treasurers for that Army: Who are also to satisfy the Two Debentures for Saddles and Horses, now in their Hands; and for which Colonel Walton is now engaged.
Ordered, That Mr. Cory, Sub-Treasurer of the County of Norfolk, do forthwith pay unto Colonel Walton such Monies as, by Warrant of Mr. Lemman or Mr. Goshall, late Treasurers of . . . Earl of Manchester's Army, are due to him.
The humble Petition of Captain Thomas Plunkett, and of others, Owners of the Ship called The Discovery, was this Day read; and ordered to be referred to the Committee of Accompts, to be forthwith audited, and perfected: And the said Committee are to receive his Letters and Certificates; and to certify the House, What is due unto him; that, upon their Certificate, the House may take Order for his Satisfaction.
The House being informed, That Captain Plunkett attended at the Door;
He was called in: And Mr. Speaker, by Command of the House, acquainted him, That the House had received Letters from Munster, informing him of the good Service he had done both to that Province, and the Kingdom in general, and to the Parliament and Kingdom of England: For which Thanks was returned him by the House: And likewise, That the House had taken his Petition into their Consideration; and had put it in a Way for his Satisfaction.