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, 19 Julii, 1645.
ORdered, That Michael Herring Merchant be appointed Treasurer to receive the Monies to be collected on Tuesday next, the Day of Publick Thanksgiving, appointed by Order of Monday last, to be distributed among such as are fled out of the West: And that the said Order be forthwith printed and published.
Ordered, That the Committee of both Kingdoms do forthwith discharge the Trumpeter that came from Newarke, about the Exchange of Colonel Warren and Sir Edward Hieron; and do give Order, That his Expences may be discharged.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Northern Counties, to consider of, and nominate Commissioners to take and adjust the Accompts of the Scotts Army in the North, concerning Free-Quarter Billet Provisions.
Ordered, That the whole Business concerning the Informations given in by Mr. Robinson, Lieutenant-Colonel Lilbourne, and others, touching Mr. Holles, be referred to the further Consideration of the Committee for the Lord Savile's Paper, where Mr. Samuel Browne hath the Chair: With Power to examine any Member of the House, concerning this Business.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Sir Thomas Norcliffe, in the Behalf of his younger Brothers and Sisters, viz. Benjamin, William, John, Elizabeth, Mary, Catharine, and Martha, Orphans, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Northern Affairs, where Sir Thomas Widdrington hath the Chair; to state the Matter of Fact; and to report their Opinions upon the whole Matter, What Course they think fit to be held, for the Relief of the Petitioners.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Isabel Hotham, the Relict of John Hotham Esquire, deceased, and of Henry Hotham, Son of the said John and Isabel, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Northern Affairs, where Sir Thomas Widdrington hath the Chair; to state the Matter of Fact; and to report their Opinions upon the whole Matter, What Course they think fit to be held, for the Relief of the Petitioners.
According to an Order Yesterday made, the House proceeded to the Judgment upon the Report made by Mr. Whitlock, touching the Report published by Mr. Cranford.
Resolved, &c. That it is sufficiently proved, That Mr. Cranford did publish, That there was discovered to the Parliament a great Treachery in the Committee of both Kingdoms, some whereof had assumed to themselves Power to be a Sub-Committee; and had, for about Three Months last past, treated secretly with the King, for the procuring and making their own Peace; and for the Surrendering and Delivering up of the Parliament's Forts, Castles, and Garisons.
Resolved, &c. That this Report, thus made and published by Mr. Cranford, is false and scandalous.
Resolved, &c. That the Report made, and the Words spoken, by Mr. Cranford, concerning Mr. Crewe, Mr. Pierrepoint, Mr. Sollicitor, and Sir Henry Vane junior, are false and scandalous; and every one of them ought to have Reparation against Mr. Cranford.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Cranford shall, at the Exchange, and at the Bar in the House of Commons, at such time as the House shall appoint, make an Acknowledgment of his Offence, and express his Sorrow for the same: And that it be referred to a Committee to prepare this Acknowledgment.
Mr. Rous, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Ellys, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Samuel Browne, Mr. Selden, Mr. Hill, and Sir William Lewes, or any Two of them, are appointed to prepare this Acknowledgment: And the Care of it is especially referred to Mr. Rous, and Mr. Selden.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Cranford shall pay to Mr. Crewe, Mr. Pierrepont, Mr. Sollicitor, and Sir Henry Vane junior, to each of them, the Sum of Five hundred Pounds, as Damages, for their Reparations.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Cranford shall be committed Prisoner to the Tower of London, for his Offence; to remain a Prisoner there, during the Pleasure of this House.
Ordered, That Mr. Baylie's Information, reported from the Committee by Mr. Whitelock, be taken into Consideration, on Monday next.
Ordered, That Sir John Merrick shall have Leave to go into the Country for a Month.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to settle the Garison at Manchester.
Ordered, That One thousand Pounds shall be charged, in Course, for the Relief of the Town of Manchester, upon the Ordinance to be passed, for the Sale of Delinquents Estates, after such Payments, as are already charged thereupon, shall be first satisfied.
Ordered, That Thirty Barrels of Powder, and Match and Bullet proportionable, shall be furnished out of the publick Stores, to be employed at the Siege before LathamHouse, in the County of Lancaster.
According to former Order, the House proceeded to the Judgment upon the Report made by Mr. Samuel Browne, concerning Mr. Holles and Mr. Whitlocke; and debated that Part of it which concerned my Lord Savile's saying, That he was advertised, That Mr. Holles held Intelligence with the Lord Digby: Upon Consideration whereof,
It is Resolved, &c. That it doth not appear upon Proof, That Mr. Holles hath held any Correspondency with the Lord Digbye.
The House fell next into Debate concerning the Business of Mr. Holles his receiving a Note from the Lord Savile, written in white Ink; and said, by the Messenger that brought it, to be sent from the Earl of Lindsey: But not appearing so by any Proof,
The Question was propounded, Whether the receiving this Note by Mr. Holles in the manner as he did, be a holding Intelligence with the Enemy:
And then the Question being put, Whether this Question should be now put;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
|Sir Philip Stapleton,||Tellers for the Yea:||95.|
|Sir Wm. Lewes,||With the Yea,|
|Mr. Lisle,||Tellers for the Noe:||55.|
|Mr. Prideaux,||With the Noe,|
Resolved, &c. That the receiving this Note by Mr. Holles in the manner as he did, is no holding Intelligence with the Enemy.
Resolved, &c. That the Report made by Mr. Samuel Browne, concerning Mr. Holles and Mr. Whitelocke, shall be resumed the first Business, on Monday Morning next.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. * Hawkins be forthwith taken into Custody; and so kept in Custody, till the House take further Order.
Resolved, &c. That Lieutenant-Colonel Lilbourne be forthwith taken into Custody; and so kept, till the House take further Order.
Ordered, &c. That the whole Business of the Information, this Day given in by Colonel Edward Kinge and Dr. John Bastwicke, concerning divers Members, and Mr. Speaker, and the Circumstances thereupon depending; and the Business, concerning the examining upon Mr. Speaker by a Committee in London without any acquainting the House therewith, with the Circumstances thereof, be referred to the Examination of the Committee formerly appointed for the Lord Savile's Paper, where Mr. Samuel Browne has the Chair: With Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.: And, as to this Business, to examine any Member of this House.