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, Junii 14, 1645.
Resolved, &c. That it shall be referred to a Committee, to consider of a fitting Power to be instrusted and settled in a Committee, for the Regulating of the University of Cambridge, and to prepare an Ordinance to that Purpose; videlicet, to Mr. Samuel Browne, Mr. Rous, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Whitehead, Mr. Grimston, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Selden, Mr. Tate, Sir Roger North, Sir Wm. Massam, Mr. Holles, Mr. Lucas, Mr. Ellis, Sir Dud. North, Mr. Wallop, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Whitelock, Sir Wm. Lewes, Sir Benjamin Rudyard, Sir Phil. Stapilton, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Bond, Sir Christopher Yelverton, Colonel Long, Sir John Merrick, Mr. Salway, Mr. Pierepoint, Mr. Corbett, and the Committees of plundered Ministers: Who are to meet on Monday next, at Three post meridiem, in the Exchequer-Office, upon this Business.
Ordered, That Sir Dudley North and Mr. Rous do prepare a Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to the Committee at Cambridge; requiring them to send up such to the Committee of Examinations, as shall preach any Sermons tending to Sedition, or to the Derogation of the Proceedings of the Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That the Establishment of Six hundred Soldiers, and Forty Gunners, comprehending the old Establishment, shall be settled and established for the Garison of Portesmouth: And that the Establishment of Fifty Soldiers, comprehending the old Establishment, shall be established for South-Sea-Castle, for Defence thereof.
Resolved, &c. That Two hundred Pounds per Week, over and above the old Establishment, shall be allowed and settled for the Maintenance of the Garisons of Portesmouth and South-Sea-Castle; to be paid according to the Establishment of Sir Thomas Fairfax' Army.
Resolved, &c. That Five thousand Pounds shall be charged upon the Credit of the Excise, to be paid in its Course, towards the Payment of the Two hundred Pounds per Week settled for the Maintenance of the Garisons of Portesmouth and South-Sea-Castle: And it is referred to the Gentlemen of Hants to provide the Two hundred Pounds per Week upon their own Credits; to be secured and repaid out of the Five thousand Pounds charged upon the Credit of the Excise; and to be paid in its Course: And the Gentlemen of this County are to treat with the Commissioners of Excise; and to prepare an Ordinance, accordingly.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee where Mr. Tate has the Chair, to consider, Who the Petitioners are; and what are their Desires; and of some Course of putting their Desires into some Way of Satisfaction.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning the regulating the Accompts of the Kingdom be brought in on Monday next, the first Business, peremptorily: And that the Care hereof be recommended to Mr. Samuel Browne.
Resolved, &c. That the humble Petition of LieutenantGeneral Middleton, and of Major-General Crawford, be referred to the Committee of the Accompts of the Kingdom, to examine, What Monies they have received of the States, and in the Counties where they have been in Service; and to represent the State of the Business to the House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee, formerly appointed for the Reformation of the Army, where Mr. Tate has the Chair, or any Three of them, to receive the Petitions of the Officers of the several Armies; and to consider, By whom, and by what Ways and Means, the Accompts of the said Officers may be audited, and their Arrears stated; and to deliver their Opinions upon any of the said Petitions: And they are to report them, with all Speed, to the House: And are to fit, from time to time, till they are ready to make Report of the Business now referred unto them: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, &c.
Mr. Whitelock reports from the Committee of Lords and Commons, to whom the Examination of Mr. Cranford's Information was referred, That he was commanded by that Committee to report to the House, That, in the Examination of that Business, one of the Scotts Commissioners was named.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee shall have Power to confer with the Scotts Commissioners about this Business concerning the Examination of Mr. Cranford; whereby they may be the better enabled to make a Report.
A Letter from Sir Thomas Fairfax, from Kislingborough, of June 13th 1645; relating, That the King was marched before this Morning towards Southam; and that they had sent a Strength of Horse to interrupt their Rear; and that the Foot should march after; was this Day read.
Ordered, upon the Question, That, on Monday next, peremptorily, the Ordinances for the Sale of Delinquents Estates; for removing the Obstructions in the Sequestrations; and the Ordinance concerning the Accompts of the whole Kingdom; be read, and considered of: And that no other Businesses than these Ordinances, and the Providing of Monies, be taken into Consideration: And that Mr. Speaker put the House in mind hereof.
It is Ordered, That this Letter, and the Remonstrance, and the Informations that Mr. Rowe the Messenger can give, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Scotts Papers where Mr. Lisle has the Chair.
The Lords have received a Report from the Committee of both Houses, appointed to examine the Lord Digbie's Letter, That some Things are informed to That Committee, which did concern Mr. Bayley, one of the Scottish Commissioners for the Church; which are fit to be examined: And their Lordships have resolved, before any thing be done in it, to send some of their Members, of That Committee, to the Scotts Commissioners, to acquaint them with it: And desire you will do so likewise, if you think it convenient.
Ordered, That the Members of this House, that are of the Committee of Lords and Commons appointed to examine the Lord Digbie's Letter, shall have Power to join with the Lords, to send to the Scotts Commissioners, to acquaint them, That they have, in the Examination of Mr. Cranford's Business, received Information concerning Mr. Bayley.
Ordered, That, upon the Payment of One hundred Pounds unto the Treasurers of Goldsmiths-Hall, the TwoThirds of a Farm, called Newingham, in the Parish of Wickham, Brenox, and Preston, in the County of Kent, in the Occupation of Edward Hynde, and lately belonging to the Lord Roper of Tenham, a Recusant; and, for that Cause, sequestred for the Use of the State; and now purchased by Captain Brodnax; be unsequestred; and the Rents from henceforth arising and growing due for the said Farm be intirely paid, and shall accrue, to the Use of the said Thomas Brodnax Esquire: And all Committees and Commissioners for Sequestrations are to take notice hereof: And the said One hundred Pounds is to be forthwith paid by the Treasurers at Goldsmiths-Hall unto Major Ennys, one of the Scotts Officers.