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 Martis, Julii 15, 1645.
UPON the whole Matter of the Case reported by Mr. Recorder concerning the Office of the Treasurer of Marine Causes, held and enjoyed by Sir Henry Vane junior, by Grant from the King, and by Ordinance of Parliament, of 8 Augusti 1642, and upon the Opinion of the Committee to whom this Case was referred, "That the said Ordinance stands yet in full Force, by virtue of a Proviso in the Ordinance for discharging the Members from their Places;"
It is Resolved, &c. That the said Sir Henry Vane, paying to the Receiver-General of the Revenue, for the Use of the Publick, from the Twelfth of May last, during the Continuance of this War, and no longer, one Moiety of the clear Profits belonging to the said Office, as aforesaid, shall possess and enjoy the said whole Office or Room of Treasurer of the Navy, or of Marine Causes, quam diu se bene gesserit, under the Great Seal of England; together with all Fees, Wages, Profits, and Allowances, in as ample Manner as any Treasurer of the Navy formerly held or enjoyed the said Office and Profits thereof by any LettersPatents or Privy-Seal, or either of them, from his Majesty that now is: And that an Ordinance be brought in to this Effect, for settling and confirming the said Office to Sir Henry Vane junior, for the future, accordingly.
Mr. Recorder and Mr. Whitelock are appointed to prepare and bring in this Ordinance.
An Ordinance, enabling the Gentlemen of the Militia .. London, and of the neighbouring Counties, to raise Proportions of Horse and Dragoons for the Relief of the Three Counties of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks, and the neighbouring Counties, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto the former Committee, with the Addition of the several Members that serve for the several Counties out of which these Propositions of Horse and Dragoons are to be raised: And are to meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the StarChamber.
Resolved, &c. That both the Causes concerning Mr. Hollis, Mr. Whitlock, and Mr. Cranford, shall be reported on Thursday next, peremptorily; and both the Reporters injoined to prepare themselves against that Day: And that neither Cause shall be debated or determined, until both be reported: And that Thursday next be appointed and set apart for the Hearing of these Causes only.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords be desired, That the Committee of Lords and Commons, to whom the Examination of Mr. Cramford's Business, Lord Digbye's Letter, and the Lord Savill's Papers, was referred, may meet this Afternoon; that Report may be made of the whole Matters referred to that Committee where Mr. Whitlock has the Chair, on Thursday Morning.
Sir Robert Pye went to the Lords with this Message.
Ordered, That Sir Roger North shall have Leave to go into the Country.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page;
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you this Letter: It is from the Lord Powes, a Prisoner in Stafford, directed to the Earl of Pembroke: His Desire is, That he may be removed to London; and that out of his own Estate he may be maintained in Prison: The Lords thinks fit to refer this to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations; and desires your Concurrence.
Resolved, &c. That the Answer to this Message shall be, That they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House will send Answer to their Lordships Message by Messengers of their own.
Sir Robert Pye brings Answer, That the Lords do agree, That the Committee shall meet, as is desired.
A Letter from our General Sir Thomas Fairefaxe, from Cheesey, of July the Eleventh 1645.
And Major Harrison, that brought the Letter, was called in; and made a Relation of the Passages of the late Fight near Lambport, where it pleased God to bless the Parliament's Forces with a great Victory over General Goring's Forces.
Ordered, &c. That Sir Thomas Widdrington, Sir Peter Wentworth, and Mr. Sollicitor, do prepare a Letter, to be written from this House, to Sir Thomas Fairefaxe the General, in Acknowledgment of the many and great Services done by him; and to return the Thanks of this House for them.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee of the Army do bestow upon Major Harrison Two good Horses, who brought the Letter from the General, of the great Victory obtained by his Forces over the Enemies Forces.
Resolved, That Major Bethell shall have Two hundred Pounds bestowed upon him, as a Gift from this House, for his faithful and gallant Services against the Enemy: And that it be recommended to the Committee of Examinations, to pay this Two hundred Pounds out of the first Monies that shall come in to that Committee.
Ordered, &c. That, To-morrow Morning at Eight of the Clock, the first Business, the Instructions for the Commissioners that are to go into Scotland, and for the Commissioners that are to reside in the Scotts Army, be taken into Consideration: And that, these Businesses being dispatched, the House be presently resolved into a Committee, to take into further Consideration the Ordinance for the Sale of Delinquents Estates, and the Matter of Money.