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 Mercurii, Junii 11, 1645.
MR. Millington reports, from the Committee of plundered Ministers, the State of the Examinations of Withnesses against Jane Stretton, taken before the said Committee concerning blasphemous Words spoken by her against God, and our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Resolved, &c. That a Charge shall be prepared against Jane Stretton, and transmitted to the Lords, for speaking blasphemous Words against God, and our Saviour Jesus Christ: And that Mr. Millington do prepare this Charge, and bring it in on Saturday next: And that likewise he do prepare an Ordinance for punishing the speaking or publishing blasphemous Words.
It is Resolved, &c. That Sir Thomas Fairefaxe, and such as he, by his Warrant, shall appoint, shall have Power to take such Horse in the Enemies Quarters as he shall think fit, for the Service of the Parliament.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Committee for the Militia of London shall have Power, and are hereby authorized, to issue forth the Remainder of Money raised, or to be raised, by virtue of an Ordinance of Parliament of the Twelsth of October last, towards Pay and Maintenance of the Foot Regiments under Command of Colonel Paine and Colonel Willoughby, and the Troop of Horse under the Command of Colonel Underwood at Abingdon; provided, that, according to former Order, the Waggoners be first paid.
An Ordinance for securing to the Commissioners of Excise Four hundred Pounds, lent by them, for the Relief of the maimed Soldiers, and for Repayment of the same, was this Day read ; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Excise, to consider of, and prepare an Ordinance for disposing of the one Moiety of the Forfeitures for not Payment of the Excise, for the Relief of maimed Soldiers; and the other Moiety, to the Discoverers.
Ordered, That no Proceedings be had upon any Discovery of any Malignant's Estate to the Committee at Haberdashers-Hall, until the said Committee, upon a Recommendation from Mr. Speaker, be first acquainted with the Business, and give Order therein.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue, to consider of the Parks presented by the Committee of the Army, or such other Parks as they shall think fit; and to appoint them for Pasturing of such Horses as shall be bought by the Commissioners of the Army, or any others intrusted to buy Horses for the Recruiting of the Army: And that they will take care, that such Parks as they shall assign for the Purposes aforesaid, may be made use of for the said Ends and Purposes, in such manner as the Committee of the Army shall, from time to time, appoint and direct.
It is Ordered, That the Estates of such notorious Delinquents, or Papists, as are sequestrable by Ordinance of Parliament, and discovered by the said Petitioners, according to the former Directions and Orders of this House, shall be employed, the one Moiety for Satisfaction of the said Petitioners, or their Assigns, upon their Debentures, and such others as shall be assigned them; the same being first duly cast up: And the other Moiety, for the Relief of the sick and maimed Soldiers; and for the Payment of those Apothecaries and Surgeons for Provisions made by them, and for their Pains that have been, and are, employed, in the Healing and Curing of the said sick and wounded Soldiers, in and about the City of London.
It is thereupon Ordered, That it be referred to the Gentlemen of the Eastern Association, and others concerned in the Pay to the Garison at Newport-Pagnell, to consider of the Settling of the Garison of Newport-Pagnell; and of some Expedient for the Supply and Maintenance of the Garisons of Lynn, Cambridge, and Huntingdon: And that they do meet To-morrow at Three of the Clock: And that they do advise herein with the Gentlemen of the Counties of Oxon and Bucks.
Ordered, That Mr. Richard Salwey, Mr. John Greensmyth, Doctor Alston, Colonel Gower, Captain Vennor, Mr. Ballowe, Mr. Thomas Gee, and Mr. John Cole, Common-Councilmen in Castle-Baynard Ward, and Mr. Deputy Taylor, be forthwith summoned to attend this House.
Sir John Evelyn junior, Mr. Ellys, and Mr. Reynolds, are appointed to prepare Interrogatories, to be propounded to Mr. James Cranford and Mr. John Woollcocke; and to the Witnesses, upon the Informations, this Day given in, concerning Mr. James Cranford, and Mr. John Woollcocke.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords be desired, That the Lord Savile be forthwith sent for in safe Custody; and that his Papers may be seized; and that he may be speedily examined by the Committee of Lords and Commons lately appointed for the Lord Digbye's Letter.
The Lords have received an Information from the Committee of both Kingdoms: Which they desire to communicate to this House: And desire it may be referred to be examined by the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Lord Digbie's Letter: And that That Committee may meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House hath considered of their Lordships Message; and do agree to refer the Examination of this Information to the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Lord Digbye's Letter; and that this Committee may meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.
Sir Wm. Lewes carried up to the Lords, for their Concurrence, an Ordinance to enable Sir Thomas Fairfax to take Horses in the Enemy's Quarters: The Ordinance for enabling the Treasurers for maimed Soldiers to give Discharges to the Commissioners of Excise, for such Monies as they shall receive from the Commissioners of Excise: The Ordinance for repaying the Commissioners of Excise Four hundred Pounds, advanced and lent by them for the Relief of poor maimed Soldiers: The Ordinance for some Monies to be paid to some Forces at Abingdon: And was to desire, That the Quorum of the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Lord Digbie's Letter may be reduced to the Number of Two Lords, and Four Commoners.
Sir William Lewes brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Reducing of the Quorum in the Committee for the Lord Digbie's Letter to the Number of Two Lords, and Four Commoners; and to the other Ordinances and Messages carried up by him.
A Letter from Sir Thomas Fairfax, from Stony-Stratford; of June the 10th, 1645, Five in the Evening, was this Day read; relating, That the Army was then about Stony-Stratford; and that the King's Army was at Daventree; and that his Army was to march towards the Enemy early this Morning.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do, with all convenient Speed, send down a Month's Pay to the Army: And that they do confer with the Committee of both Kingdoms, concerning the Place to which the same shall be sent: And that the Committee of the Army do write a Letter to the Commissioners of the Army, in Answer of their Letter, of 10 Junii 1645.
Sir Henry Vane junior, Sir Wm. Lewes, Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Goodwin, Mr. Browne, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Maynard, Sir John Evelyn, Mr. Holles, Mr. Ellys, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Pury, Sir John Curson, Mr. Pym, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Recorder, Sir Wm. Massam, Mr. Hill, Mr. Long, Mr. Bond, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Erle;
This Committee is to examine the Information given in to this House by Sir Philip Stapilton, concerning Words informed to be spoken by Mr. Peregrine Pelham: And are to meet To-morrow at Two of Clock, in the ExchequerChamber: And are to send for Parties, Witnesses, &c.: And are to speed their Report.
Resolved, &c. That Three thousand Pounds be forthwith furnished and provided for the Four Garisons of Dorsetshire: And that this Three thousand Pounds be charged upon the Excise; and paid in its Course.
Whereas Mr. Whitlock brought in to the House this Day, according to former Order, That Part of the Declaration concerning the Treaty, which was in his Hands: It is Ordered, That the Gentlemen that have the other Parts of the said Declaration in their Hands, do bring in the same To-morrow Morning.
It is Ordered, That such Reformadoes as shall forthwith march towards the Relief of Taunton, shall have the FifthPart of their Arrears, assigned by a former Vote, paid them within one Month after their Departure.
Resolved, &c. That such of the said Reformadoes as have listed themselves for this present Service into the West, and shall receive the Pay agreed to be paid them by the Committee of the West, and shall not accordingly go on in the Service, and continue for the Time appointed, shall lose, as well their said Fifth-Part, as also all the Residue of their Arrears due to them, for their Default.
Sir John Evelyn, Mr. Ashurst, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Rous, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Reynolds, Sir Richard Onsloe, Mr. Long, Sir John Corbett, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Baynton, Mr. Erle, Sir Robert Pye, Sir Wm. Massam;
This Committee, or any Five of them, are appointed to examine the whole Business informed of by Mr. Woolcock, concerning Words spoken unto the said Mr. Woolcock, in the Presence of others, by one Mr. Walker, at the Nag's-Head without Algate, concerning a Letter or Letters intercepted, that were going from the close Committee to Oxon.