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 Lunæ, Junii 23, 1645.
AN Ordinance for securing and repaying unto several Persons that have advanced Three thousand Pounds for the Four Garisons of Poole, Weymouth, Wareham, and Lyme, out of the Receipts of the Excise, was, this Day, read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Resolved, &c. That the Three thousand Pounds per Annum, formerly assigned to the Earl of Northumberland, by former Ordinance, shall be paid monthly unto him, out of the whole Profits of the Mint; the First monthly Payment to begin from the Time the said Ordinance passed.
Ordered, That the Consideration of Mr. Holland's Place about the King's Children, and what is sit to be done thereupon, be referred to the Committee for the King's Children: And that Sir Robert Harley, Sir Wm. Waller, and Mr. Lisle, be added to this Committee.
Sir Robert Pye brings Answer, That, as to the Ordinance for Three thousand Pounds, for the Four Garisons of Dorsetshire; and the Ordinance for the Two thousand Four hundred Pounds, for the Garisons of Abbingdon, GantHouse, and Henley; they do agree: And, as to the Ordinance for Punishing of Soldiers; and for taking the Accompts of the Kingdom; they will take them into speedy Consideration; and send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, &c. That the Assembly of Divines do appoint some of themselves, or others, to preach to the Prisoners sent up by Sir Thomas Fairefaxe, upon Wednesday next, and as often as they shall think fit: And Sir John Clotworthy and Mr. Knightley are to acquaint the Assembly of Divines with this Order.
Ordered, &c. That the Officers and Guards that do guard the Prisoners sent up by Sir Thomas Fairefaxe, do forbid the People to have any Intercourse or Speech with them: And that they permit no Persons to come in to them without special Warrant and Leave, first had in that Behalf, from the Committee for Prisoners.
Ordered, &c. That Martial Law shall be executed upon such of the Prisoners, sent up by Sir Thomas Fairefax, as are Irish Rebels, and have come from that Kingdom, and taken up Arms here against the Parliament; and upon such other Persons as have been listed in the Parliament-Service, and taken their Pay, and have deserted their Service, and adhered to the Enemy.
Ordered, &c. That Doctor Meverell, and Mr. Donne the Surgeon, be forthwith sent to take care of Major-General Skippon, being Persons acquainted with the Constitution of his Body; the one having formerly been his Physician, the other his Surgeon: And that Mr. Donne be desired, That the Surgeons, already appointed for the Cure of the wounded Soldiers of our Army in and about Northampton, may carefully perform their Duties; and, in their Neglect or Deficiency, to provide others that may be fit for that Service: And that the Payment of the Physicians and Surgeons be referred to the Care of the Committee for the Army.
The Lords have commanded us to deliver this Letter from the Earl of Leven: It is directed to the Committee of both Kingdoms; and was read in the Lords House; and they think fit to impart it to you: A Paper from the Commissioners of Scotland; which they desire may be taken into speedy Consideration.
They commanded us to put you in mind to give Answer to the Papers, formerly given in to both Houses, from the Commissioners of Scotland; and particularly concerning the Earl of Roxborough, Money, Plate, and Jewels; and also concerning the Earl of Lothian's going into Ireland: Two Papers from the Committee of the Admiralty, for placing Captain Swanley to be Captain of The John; and Henry Yonge to be a Gunner: The Lords have assented to them; and desire your Concurrence in them: Also a Petition of the Children of Captain Turpin, deceased; which they refer to your Consideration.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the House hath considered of your Message: And, as to That of the Gunner and Captain Swanley, they do agree: And, as to the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to write Letters to the several Commanders in Chief, both English and Scotts, now before Carlile, to give them Power to treat with the Governor of Carlile; and to give them Assurance, That, upon the Reducement or Rendering up of that Place, an English Governor and Garison shall be placed there.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Browne the Gunfounder, and his Son, shall be forthwith sent for in safe Custody: And that all their Papers be seized on: And that no Person be suffered to speak with either of them, but in the Presence and Hearing of their Keepers.
Resolved, &c. That the several Letters and Papers taken at Naseby-Field, and sent up by Sir Thomas Fairefaxe, shall be referred to the Committee; to translate the French Letters, decypher those that are not decyphered, and to sort them.
Mr. Holles, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Samuel Browne, Mr. Ashurst, Sir John Clotworthy, Mr. Francis Gerrard, Colonel Hatcher, Mr. Wheeler, Sir John Evelyn senior, Sir John Evelyn junior, Mr. Whitlocke, Colonel Ven, Mr. Whittacre, Sir Henry Vane junior, Sir Arthur Haselrigg, Mr. Erle, Sir Robert Harley, Mr. Bond, Colonel Morley, Colonel Walton, Colonel Moore, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Mr. Longe, Sir Wm. Lewes, are added to this Committee: And are to meet To-morrow Morning at Seven a Clock, in the Queen's Court; and to appoint Persons to transcribe those Particulars that are most material; and to consider, What shall be done with the Portugall Agent; and to examine Mr. Browne and his Son, if the House sit not when they are brought up.
Ordered, &c. That the Paper, delivered by the Scotts Commissioners, shall be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning: And Mr. Holles and Sir Wm. Lewes are to acquaint the Scotts Commissioners, That the House were necessitated to defer the Consideration of it this Day, by reason of other Affairs of very great Importance.