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, Julii 5, 1645.
Ordered, That Sir John Bourchier, Sir William Lyster, Sir Henry Franklyn, Mr. Bryan Stapleton, Mr. Luke Robinson, and Mr. Askwith, be and are hereby injoined forthwith to go down into Yorkeshire: And that the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do give them notice of this Order.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for settling a Parish Church in Convent-Garden be read on Tuesday Morning next.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Thomas Morgan, Governor of Gloucester, shall be Colonel of the Foot-Regiment that was formerly Colonel Massie's, and Captain of a Troop of Horse: And that the Committee of both Kingdoms do grant him Commissions, accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein: And Sir Robert Pye is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Mr. Greene reports the Alterations to the Declaration to be set forth and sent to the States of Holland, to give Satisfaction touching the Matter of Reprisal of Ships: The which being opened, the Declaration, with the Amendments, passed, upon the Question; and is ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
It is further Ordered, That the Lords be desired, That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to translate the said Declaration into such Languages as they shall think fit; and to take care for the speedy Sending of it into such Countries as they shall think necessary: And that such Declarations as shall be sent away, be signed by the Speakers of both Houses: And that the Committee do prepare Letters, to be sent from both Houses, with this Declaration.
Ordered, That the Declaration, setting forth the Transactions between the Parliament and the States Ambassadors, be forthwith printed: And that it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms to take care of the Printing hereof.
An Ordinance for the better Levying and Bringing in of the Duty of One-Fourth of One per Cent. formerly designed for Redemption of the English Subjects taken Captives by Turkes, &c. was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance for Continuing of the Ordinance of 28 Januarii 1644, for raising Monies for Redemption of distressed Captives taken by Turkish, Morish, and other Pirates, from the Eleventh of December next, inclusive, unto the Eleventh of December which shall be in the Year 1646, exclusive, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, assented to; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That Sir Walter Erle do bring in an Ordinance, on Monday Morning, for the Levying of the Arrears formerly allotted for the Providing of a new Train of Artillery for the Army under the immediate Command of the Earl of Essex, to be now employed for the Providing of Match and Bullet for the Furnishing of the publick Stores.
A Letter from the Committee at Yorke, of July 2d 1645, was this Day read; and ordered to be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to take it into Consideration this Afternoon; and to report their Opinions upon the several Branches of this Letter on Monday Morning next: And my Lord Fairfaxe, and the Gentlemen of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Yorkeshire, and of the Earl of Manchester's Association, are desired to be there, to contribute their best Assistance to the Consideration of this Letter; and for the preventing the Inconveniencies that may happen by the Newarke Garison to the Counties and Garisons either Northward or Southward.
Resolved, &c. That One hundred Barrels of Powder, with Match and Bullet proportionable, be forthwith provided and furnished out of the publick Stores, for the Service of Yorkeshire, and the Northern Counties.
Resolved, &c. That the Money to pay for the Four hundred Barrels of Powder designed for the West, Wales, Yorkshire, and Northern Forces, shall be charged upon the Excise; and paid in its Course.
Resolved, &c. That Twenty Barrels of Powder, with Match and Bullet proportionable, be forthwith provided and furnished out of the publick Stores, for the Service of the Forces of Derbyshire.
Mr. Ellys reports several Proportions of Horse to be provided by the several Counties of the Eastern Association; viz.
By the County of Lincolne One hundred and Twenty
By the County of Essex One hundred Horse.
By the County of Suffolke One hundred Horse.
By the County of Norfolke One hundred Horse.
By the County of Hertford Thirty-two Horse.
By the County of Cambridge, and Isle of Ely, Thirtyand-two Horse.
By the County of Huntingdon Sixteen Horse.
Resolved, &c. That these several Proportions of Horse shall be forthwith raised by these several Counties, to be employed at Grantham, or thereabouts, for the Defence of the Associated Counties.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Eastern Association do meet this Afternoon; and consider of one Gentleman of every of these Counties, that are Members of this House, to go down into their several Counties: And that the several Members of this House, that serve for those Counties, do, together with the respective Committees in the said Counties, engage their Credits for the speedy Raising of the Money that is to provide and pay these Horse, it being charged upon the Excise, to be paid in Course: And that they do take care, that these Horse may be at the Rendezvous by the Fourteenth Day of this Instant July; and to make the Report hereof on Monday Morning.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Henry Vane senior, Mr. Holles; Sir Martin Lister, Mr. Thomas Grantham, Sir William Armyn, and Mr. Robert Fenwick, be added to the Committee of the Northern Association; and to have full Power for the Military Affairs in that Association to all Intents and Purposes, as if they had been nominated in the said Ordinance lately passed for the Northern Association.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whitfield and Serjeant Finche;
The Lords did lately send unto you some Votes concerning Mr. Hancock: He is a Man that deserves very well of the Parliament; and it is very much for the Honour of the Parliament to give Dispatch to such Persons as deserve well of the Parliament.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House hath considered their Lordships Message; and have put the Business into a Way of Consideration; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Captain St. Barbe to be Governor of Southampton: And that the Committee of both Kingdoms do grant him a Commission, accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Sir John Wray is appointed to carry to the Lords the Votes concerning the Propositions of Horse upon the Associated Counties: The Vote for the Addition of Sir Henry Vane senior, and others to the Committee for the Military Affairs in the Northern Association: The Vote for Captain St. Barbe to be Governor of Southampton: And was to put the Lords in mind of the Articles to be subscribed by the Committees in the Northern Association; and of naming Commissioners to be sent to the Parliament of Scotland.
A Letter from Mr. John Ashe and Mr. Thomas Moore, from Dorchester, of July the Third, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Proceed of the Goods lately seized in Mrs. Catesbye's House in Longacre, be disposed of by the Committee of the West, towards the Pay of the Soldiers in the West: And that they have Power to appoint some Persons to be employed in the perusing, and inventorying, and assisting in the Sale of these Goods.
Ordered, That, whereas the Consideration of the BailBonds was formerly referred to the Consideration of the Committee of the West; and that the Benefit accruing thereby should be disposed of for the Advantage and Service of the West; It is now Ordered, That these Bail-Bonds be referred to the Consideration of the Committee at Haberdashers-Hall, to take the best and most effectual Course they can for the speedy bringing in the Forfeitures upon those Bonds; and that the Advantage that shall arise upon these Bonds be disposed of by the Committee of the West, for the Service of the Forces of the West: And the Committee of the West is hereby authorized to send these Bail-Bonds to the Committee at Haberdashers-Hall: And the Persons in whose Hands the said Bonds are, are injoined, from time to time, to deliver the said Bonds accordingly.
Ordered, That the Hundred Pounds coming in to Haberdashers-Hall, upon the Composition of Mr. Darrington, for his Fifth-Part, shall be employed towards the Pay of the Hundred commanded Horse sent out of Hants to Taunton.
Mr. Nicoll brings Answer from the Lords, That, as for examining the Lord Savile at a Committee of Commons, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own: And, as . . . the Votes for Colonel Morgan to have Colonel Massie's Regiment of Foot, and to be Captain of a Troop of Horse, they do agree.
Upon Sir Arthur Hesilrig's Report, the humble Desires of the Gentlemen of the County of Pembrook were this Day read; and ordered to be referred to a Committee.
Sir John Merrick, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Theloall, Mr. Herbert, Mr. Francis Bulier, Sir John Northcott, Sir Wm. Lewes, Sir Thomas Middleton, Sir Wm. Brereton, Sir John Trevor, Sir John Corbett, Mr. Sallowey, Mr. Spurstoe, Sir Robert Harley;
This Committee, or any Four of them, are injoined to meet this Afternoon, in the Court of Wards, to consider of the said Propositions; and so, from time to time, to meet: And it is ordered, That Mr. Theloall do take care of this Business.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of the Navy do provide the Match and Bullet, mentioned in the Propositions from the Gentlemen of the County of Pembroke, for the Garisons of Pembroke and Tenby; to be paid out of the Thousand Pounds, formerly charged upon the Excise, for the Use of those Garisons.
Ordered, That One hundred Pounds in Monies, and Five Pounds per Week, be charged upon, and paid out of, the Sequestrations, by the Committee at CampdenHouse, or elsewhere, for the Support and Maintenance of Colonel Langhern's Wife, Children, and Family.
Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That the Monies now in the Hands of the Clerk to the Committee of Examinations, formerly appointed for Pembrokshire, be forthwith paid to Colonel Langherne's Wife, for her own Use.
Ordered, That it be especially recommended to the Committees for Sequestrations in the County of Middlesex and City of Westminster, to accommodate the Wife of Major-General Langherne, with a convenient House for her Habitation.
Sir John Wray brings Answer from the Lords, That as concerning the Articles to be subscribed by the Committee for the Northern Association, and sending Commissioners into Scotland, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own: And, as to the other Particulars carried up by him to the Lords, they do agree.
Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Holland, Mr. Gourdon, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Thomas Dacres, Mr. Hoyle, Sir Wm. Allenson, Mr. Button, Sir John Francklyn, Mr. Smyth, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Mr. Downes, Mr. Broxholme, Mr. Corbett, Colonel Venne, Mr. Poole, Mr. Rous, Mr. Blakiston;
This Committee, or any Four of them, are to meet when and where they please; and to receive Informations from such Widows, as well English as Scotts, whose Husbands have died in the Parliament's Service, and have Arrears due from the State to them, concerning Papists and Delinquents Estates not yet discovered; and to examine what their Arrears are; and to prepare the same: And further, to refer it to the Committee at Haberdashers-Hall, for their Satisfactions, as shall arise out of such Discoveries: And
It is further Ordered, That the Petition of Sarah Delamaine, and the Condition of the Widow of Captain Abercromy, be especially recommended to this Committee.
A Letter from the Portugall Agent, of July the Third, directed, A la Noble et Honourable Maison des Communs du Parlement de Angleterre, assembles À Westminster, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms to consider of this Letter, and of the whole Carriage of the Portugall Agent, towards the Parliament, since his coming hither; and that with all Speed they report their Opinions to the House, What they think fit to be done upon the whole Matter, for vindicating the Honour of the Parliament.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath;
The Lords have sent down the Petition of divers poor Widows, whose Husbands have sacrificed their Lives to this Cause: Which they do in especial Manner recommend to this House.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Finch and Doctor Aylett;
The Lords having received a Message from this House this Morning, concerning the Examining of the Lord Savile of some Matters that concern Members of this House; their Lordships do leave it . . the Lord Savile to be examined, as this House doth desire, if he think fit.
It is hereupon Ordered, That the Lieutenant of the Tower do forthwith acquaint the Lord Savile herewith: And, if the Lord Savile shall think fit to be examined by a Committee of this House, that then the Lieutenant of the Tower do bring him to the said Committee at Three of Clock, in the Exchequer-Chamber; or otherwise, that he do return the Lord Savile's Answer to the said Committee.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has taken the Petition, sent by the Lords, into Consideration; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Browne is appointed to prepare and bring in, with all Speed, an Ordinance for taking off the Allowances to Delinquents Wives and Children, according to the Debate this Day had in the House upon this Subject.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Militia be injoined forthwith to put in Execution the Ordinance for searching after Papists and Delinquents, and putting them out of the Lines of Communication, according to that Ordinance: And that Colonel Ven do acquaint the Committee of the Militia herewith; and return an Account to this House of their Proceedings herein.
The House being informed, That divers Aldermen and Citizens were at the Door;
They were called in: And Alderman Gibbes acquainted the House, That they were sent from the CommonCouncil of London, to represent unto this House the Cnsideration of Windsore-Castle; and a Petition, and some Propositions, of the said Governor; and the Sense the City has of the Importance of that Place, and of the Condition it is now in; and their earnest Desire, That particular and present Care may be taken of it.
The Petition and Propositions of the Governor of the Castle were read.
Resolved, &c. That Four hundred Pounds shall be forthwith advanced and provided for the present Supply and Subsistence of the Garison of Windsore-Castle: And that this Four hundred Pounds shall be charged upon the Excise: And that it be referred to the Committee of the Three Counties of Oxon, Buck', and Berk', to prepare an Ordinance to this Purpose.
Colonel Ven, Mr. Holland, Mr. Long, Mr. Ashe, Sir John Francklyn, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Blakiston, Mr. Browne, Mr. Gourdon, Mr. Goodwin, Sir John Evelyn, Sir John Northcott, Mr. Buller, Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Dunch;
This Committee is appointed to consider of an Establishment for the Garison of Windsore; and how, out of the neighbouring Towns and Hundreds, or otherwise, this Garison may be maintained: And are to meet this Afternoon, in the Exchequer-Chamber.
Resolved, &c. That a Ton of Match be forthwith provided out of the publick Stores for the Garison of Windsore.
The Citizens were called in: And Mr. Speaker acquainted them, by the Command of the House, That this House had taken Order for the present Providing of Four hundred Pounds for the Garison of Windsore, and of a Ton of Match; and had put the Care of that Garison into further Consideration.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath;
That the Lords had named Two Commissioners to go into Scotland; and desire this House would name a proportionable Number. They have likewise named a Committee of Eight, to meet this Afternoon, in the Painted Chamber, at Three of Clock, to draw up Instructions for those that shall go into Scotland; and desire this House would name a Committee of a proportionable Number. They have likewise recommended the Petition of Jonathan Devoreux Clerk; and have made an Order upon it; and desire the Concurrence of this House.
The Petition and Order concerning Jonathan Devereux were read: And the Order was in hæc verba; videlicet,
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That Jonathan Devereux Clerk shall be presented to the Rectory of Gateside, alias Gateshead, in the County and Bishoprick of Duresme; and that the Commissioners of the Great Seal shall issue out a Commission or Presentation under the said Seal accordingly."
Which was, upon the Question, assented unto.
Sir Henry Vane senior, Mr. Zouch Tate, Colonel Tho. Hatcher, and Sir Wm. Armyn, are appointed to join with a proportionable Number of the Lords; and to go as Commissioners from the Parliament of England, to the Parliament of Scotland, with such Instructions as they shall receive from both Houses.
Mr. Recorder, Mr. Maynard, Sir Henry Vane senior, Sir Henry Vane junior, Mr. Crew, Mr. Sollicitor, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Tate, Mr. Hatcher, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Sir Phil. Stapilton, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Pierepoint, Mr. Browne;
This Committee are to meet with a proportionable Number of the Lords, in the Painted Chamber, this Afternoon, for preparing Instructions to be sent with the Commissioners of Parliament to the Parliament in Scotland.
Ordered, That the Protestation, made by the Commissioners for the Parliament concerning Carlisle, be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; The House has considered of their Lordships Message; and have appointed a proportionable Number to go Commissioners into Scotland; have appointed a Committee to meet with a proportionable Number of the Lords this Afternoon, for preparing Instructions to be sent with Commissioners to the Parliament of Scotland: And, as to the Order for Jonathan Devereux to be presented to the Rectory of Gateshead, they do agree.
Ordered, That the Business of Money be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning; and that no other Business do intervene: And that the Ordinance for Sale of Delinquents Estates be then reported, or otherwise taken into Consideration, by a Grand Committee of the House: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind hereof.