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, Maii 22, 1645.
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you this Petition: It is from the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Twickenham and Istleworth, on the Behalf of their Minister: They have thought fit to refer it to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations; and desire the Concurrence of this House for . . . . Sequestrations.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and do agree, That the Petition of the Inhabitants of the Parishes of Twickenham and Istleworth be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations.
Sir Tho. Widdrington reports the Amendments to the Ordinance concerning the Settling of the Government of the Town of Newcastle: The which Amendments were read twice; and, upon the Question, assented unto: And then the Ordinance so amended, was, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance for constituting and appointing Sir George Vane Knight to be High Sheriff of the County Palatine of Durham and Sanberge, and for regulating some other Things in that Office, for the better Administration of Justice, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto the Northern Committee, where Sir Thomas Widdrington has the Chair: And they are to meet speedily upon it; and to bring in the Report with all convenient Speed.
Sir Tho. Widdrington reports the Amendments to the Ordinance for the Raising of a monthly Sum upon the County of Derby, for the Payment of their Forces, and other necessary Expences, for the publick Service.
An Ordinance for enabling the Committees in the several Counties under the Power of the Parliament, to compound with all such Protestant Delinquents whose Estates exceed not One hundred Pounds per Annum in Land, and Five hundred Pounds in personal Estate, as shall come in and submit to the Parliament within a Time limited, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto the Northern Committee, where Sir Tho. Widdrington has the Chair.
Resolved, &c. That Two hundred Pounds shall be charged upon Haberdashers-Hall, and paid, upon Account, in his Turn, to Colonel Poynes, or his Assignees; to be deducted out of the Arrears of his Entertainment.
Ordered, That Mr. Recorder, Sir Rich. Wynne, Sir Jo. Meyrick, Mr. Theloall, and Mr. Ashe, do repair to the Commissioners of Excise; and acquaint them with the Necessities of providing for the Safety of Pembrokeshire and Milford-Haven; and to press them to the Loan of it.
Ordered, That the Committee of both Kingdoms do take care, that a Report may be made, by the Members of this House, from that Committee, To-morrow Morning, concerning the providing for the Safety of MilfordHaven: And Mr. Pierpont and Sir Gilbert Gerard are to take care of this Business.
Ordered, &c. That the Members of this House, that are of the Committee that was appointed to go to the City on Tuesday last, shall be appointed a Committee, to join with a Committee of the City, appointed to that Purpose; to look after the Money that is to be brought in for the Siege of Oxon.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to treat with a Committee of the City this Afternoon, concerning Monies for the present Service of the Siege of Oxon, do take care for the present Advancing and Sending away of a Thousand Pounds to begin the Work: And that this One thousand Pounds be put into the Hands of some Person, upon Account, to be issued and employed only upon this Service of the Siege of Oxon.
Ordered, That Sixty Pounds be charged upon the Receipts at Haberdashers-Hall, and forthwith furnished, for the Raising of Sixty Men to go with Colonel William Herbert to Mountgomery-Castle, to be of the Garison there.
Upon the humble Petition of Colonel Wm. Herbert, and a Certificate, of 4 Aprilis 1645, from Auditor Broad, That the Sum of Five hundred Eighty-eight Pounds Twelve Shillings is due to the said Colonel for his Entertainment, and Monies lent, and Horses served in by him, for the State;
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to advise and consider, Whether it may not be more for the Safety of the Kingdom, to call back Sir John Price and Sir Thomas Middleton from their Commands, than to continue them in the same till the End of the Forty Days, for which they are continued by Ordinance of Parliament.
Mr. Ellis carried to the Lords the Ordinances for Eight thousand Pounds, and Four thousand Pounds, for Provision of Powder, Match, and Bullet, out of the Excise: The Order for Colonel Rosseter's Commission: The Order for One hundred Pounds out of HaberdashersHall, for Hurst-Castle: The Order for Sixty Pounds, for Sixty Men to go to Montgomery-Castle, out of HaberdashersHall: The Order for Two hundred Pounds out of Haberdashers-Hall, for divers Scotts Officers: The Order forTwo hundred Pounds per Annum, out of the Old Customs, to Major Owen Ocannaly: The Order for Fifteen hundred Pounds, out of Haberdashers-Hall, towards the Payment of the Arrears due to the Earl of Essex: An Ordinance for Continuance of a former Ordinance touching the Isle of Wight.
Mr. Ellis brings Answer, from the Lords, That the Lords have agreed to all the Particulars carried up by him, except to the Ordinance for the Isle of Wight; to which they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That after Notice shall be given to Mr. Speaker of any Message from the Lords, that no new Motion, of any Business whatsover, shall intervene: But that the Messengers shall be presently admitted, after that the Business then in present Agitation shall be dispatched.
Ordered, That the Letters from the Scotts General and Commissioners shall be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, by the House, the first Business: And that in the mean time they be referred, to be taken into Consideration by the Committee of both Kingdoms, this Afternoon: And that Mr. Pirepoint do bring back to the House To-morrow these Letters; and likewise an Account of what hath passed at That Committee concerning the Advance of the Scotts Army Southward.