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 ultimo, 1645.
Resolved, &c. That the Information entered against Walt. Long Esquire, in the Star-Chamber, the Decree and Proceedings thereupon, is illegal and unwarrantable, and contrary to the Privilege of Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Long shall have Restitution of the Fine of Two thousand Marks set upon him in the Star-Chamber, and estreated into the Exchequer, and, by Order of that Court, paid unto John Ashbournham Esquire, out of the said Mr. Long's Estate, for the Use of his Majesty, out of the King's Revenue, in Course, after other Assignments already set upon that Revenue: And
Resolved, &c. That a Thousand Pounds shall be paid equally, upon Account, between Mr. Selden and Mr. Strode, in its Course, by the Committee of the Revenue, after other Assignments, towards the Satisfaction of their Damages and Sufferings which they sustained for their Service and Affection to the Commonwealth, expressed in the Parliament of 3° Caroli.
Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed for the Cases of Members that suffered for their Affections to the Parliament, where Mr Recorder had the Chair, be revived; to consider of the Damages and Sufferings of all the Members of the House that suffered for their Affections to the Commonwealth, expressed in the Parliaments of primo et tertio Caroli; and likewise to consider of the Cases and Estate of Sir John Elyott, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Chambers, Alderman Foulk, and all others that suffered in the like kind with them, for obeying the Votes and Orders of this House; and to consider of some Course, how they may have Reparations out of Delinquents Estates; and that the Committee, lately appointed for the Necessities of the Members, be joined to this Committee: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of Clock, post meridiem, in the Exchequer-Chamber; and so from time to time, as they shall think fit: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Mildmay do acquaint Mr. Henderson, Mr. Marshall, and Mr. Vines, that this House desires, they would speed that Part of the Declaration concerning the Breach of the late Treaty, which concerns the Church; and that they would send the same to Mr. Parker and Mr. Sadler, when it is finished.
Ordered, That Mr. Rous, Mr. Bond, and * Prideaux, do desire the Assembly of Divines to set To-morrow apart, and to appoint several Churches, to meet to seek God for a Blessing upon our Armies and Forces now in the West; and that one of them do pray an Hour at the House Tomorrow Morning.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords be desired to appoint a Committee of their House, to join with a Committee of a proportionable Number of this House, to peruse the Letters and Papers taken at Naseby-Field; to consider what Letters are most material, and most fit to be communicated to the Common-Hall; and to make Observations upon them, to be communicated with the Letters.
Ordered, That no Person do presume to print any Part of the Letters to be communicated at the Common-Hall, without special Order of both Houses: And that it be declared, That both Houses intend to print them speedily: And that this Order be sent to the Warden of StationersHall; and published at a Common-Hall.
Resolved, &c. That these Letters and Papers be communicated to the Committee of both Kingdoms; to the Intent they may take Copies, to transmit into Scotland, and to Foreign Parts, as they shall see Occasion.
Resolved, &c. That these Letters and Papers shall be put in a safe and publick Hand and Place; to the end, that all such as shall desire it, may peruse the Originals of these Letters: And that this be published to the City at the Common-Hall.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons to be appointed to peruse these Letters and Papers, to consider of the Hand and Place wherein these Letters and Papers shall be placed for publick View, and of other Circumstances to be observed, for the more convenient Preserving of them, and putting them to publick View; and that the Committee do make Report of their Proceedings upon the Matters referred unto them, before Thursday next.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee appointed to superview such Things as shall be prepared by the Order of this House, by Mr. Sadler and Mr. Parker, to give Directions and Instructions to the said Mr. Parker and Mr. Sadler, to prepare a Declaration, for giving further Time for Persons to come in, according to the Propositions late sent to the King.
Ordered, That Mr. Rous and Mr. Nicoll do peruse Mr. Pym's Papers; and deliver over to Mr. Sadler and Mr. Parker such Papers of his, as concern the preparing a Declaration, to be set forth to the World, for giving Satisfaction touching the Justness of the Cause of Religion and Liberty, now defended by the Parliament.
Ordered, That Mr. Green do make the Reports from the Committee of the Navy To-morrow Morning, peremptorily: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind hereof; and that no other Business do intervene.
Resolved, &c. That Two hundred Pounds shall be bestowed among the Doctors, Surgeons, and Apothecaries, for their Pains in the Visiting of Serjeant-Major-General Skippon, and the maimed Soldiers, at Northampton.
An Ordinance, to enable a Committee to contract for Powder, and to regulate the Office of the Ordnance, was this Day read the Third time; and the last Clause left out; and the Ordinance, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence: And was carried up by Sir Robert Pye.
Mr. Sollicitor and Mr. Samuel Browne are appointed to acquaint Doctor Clark and Doctor Meverill, what Sense the House has of their Care and Pains, taken upon the Desires of this House, in visiting Serjeant-Major-General Skippon: And they are to desire Doctor Clerke to go down again to visit Major-General Skippon.
Sir Henry Cholmley brings Answer, That the Lords will sit awhile, as is desired; and that they will take the Earl of Bridgwater's Impeachment into Consideration; and do thereupon, as to Justice shall appertain.
A Letter to be sent, from both Houses, into the respective Counties, for sending up Recruits for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army, was this Day read; and sent to the Lords, for their Concurrence, by Sir Robert Pye.
A Letter likewise to be sent to the Commissioners of Scotland, in Answer to their Paper of Junii 20, was this Day read; and assented unto: And sent unto the Lords, for their Concurrence, by Sir Robert Pye.
An Ordinance for securing Fifteen hundred Pounds, charged upon the Credit of the Excise, for Colonel Fienis' Regiment, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and sent to the Lords, for their Concurrence, by Sir Robert Pye.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Militia of London, and their Sub-Committees, shall have hereby Power to consult with the Committees of the several Associations near adjoining, of a Way how to raise and maintain a competent Force, to be added under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax, for the more vigorous Prosecution of the late Victory; or to be a Reserve, in case of Necessity, for the said Army; or for the Security of the Parliament, and City, and their own Counties; provided that whatsoever Resolution shall be taken hereupon, shall not be prejudicial to the Paying, Recruiting, or Maintaining of Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army, or the Scotts Army, or any Levies, by Ordinance of Parliament: And that they present the same to the House.