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, 28 Julii, 1645.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Prisoners, to see whether Sir Bevis Thelwall's Bond be sued, or not; and to take care, that the same be forthwith put in Suit: And that the Monies thereupon due be paid in accordingly; or to report to this House, Why it should not be put in Suit.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons at Haberdashers-Hall, to receive Information from Mr. Morgan, and his Partners, touching Delinquents Goods, informed this Day by Sir Samuel Rolle to be discovered by them; the one Half of such Discovery to be employed for Payment of the Arrears due to the said Morgan, and his Partners; the other Moiety to go to the Relief of the West: And the said Mr. Morgan, and his Partners, are herein to pursue the former Directions of this House, touching Discoveries of like Nature.
Ordered, That an Ordinance be brought in for granting a publick Benevolence for Relief of Leicester, by taking the voluntary Contributions of the well-affected People in all the Counties, except the Western Association.
Ordered, That Fifteen hundred Pounds be charged upon the Ordinance for Sale of Delinquents Estates, to be paid, in its Course, after all other Assignments already passed upon that Ordinance, and employed towards the Providing of Horse, Saddles, and Pistols, for the Service of the Town of Leicester.
An Ordinance, for raising a constant Pay, for maintaining divers Garisons of the Eastern Association, was this Day read the First time; and ordered to be read the Second time, on Thursday next, between the Hours of Ten and Twelve.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Eastern Association, do appoint sit Persons for Bringing in of the Arrears upon the Ordinance for weekly Assessments, for Maintenance of the Earl of Manchester's Army, according to the Purport of the Order of this House, of 25 Aprilis 1645.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to hear, determine, and settle the Difference between Captain Jordan and the Governor of Cambridge: And that, if they find it necessary for the Settlement of those Affairs, they do remove which they shall think sit, and commissionate the other for the Command both of the Town and Castle there.
Ordered, That this Ordinance be re-committed unto the same Committee: And they are to consider of Instructions for the Comptroller to walk by, and of the Duty of the Comptroller; and are to bring in a Report with all convenient Speed.
An Ordinance, for granting a Commission, under the Great Seal, to certain Persons, named in the said Ordinance, for adjusting and taking the Accompts of the Scottish Army, in the several Northern Counties mentioned in the said Ordinance, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be carried to the Lords for their Concurrence.
The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That, not long since, they sent a Message to this House, That some of the Lords might be added to the Committee of the Revenue: Which they desire to put you in mind of: And that whereas an Ordinance was lately passed both Houses, for the Northern Association, the Lords have thought upon an Addition to that Ordinance: To which they desire your Concurrence.
Mr. Prynn further informed the House of divers Affronts and Injuries offered by some of the Committee in Lincolnshire, to some of their Sub-Committees for taking the Accompts of that County; and delivered in a Report thereof also in Writing: And
Sir Robert Pye carried to the Lords the Vote for Mr. Peters to have an Hundred Pounds paid him by the Committee at Haberdashers-Hall: And was to put the Lords in mind of the Names for the several Committees in the Eastern Association.
A Letter from the Lord Inchiquin, from Corke, of 19 Julii 1645; setting forth the Necessities of the Town of Youghall in Ireland; with a Copy of an insolent Proclamation, set forth in the Name of the Lord Castlehaven there; were read.
Sir Robert Pye brings Answer from the Lords, That, as to the Order for One hundred Pounds for Mr. Peters, they do agree: And, as to the Names of the Committees in the Eastern Association, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That the Grand Committee of the House do proceed in the Ordinance for Sale of Delinquents Estates, the first Business, To-morrow Morning: And that Mr. Speaker leave the Chair; And that Mr. Reynolds take the Chair, the first Business.
Ordered, That an Ordinance be brought in for giving Five thousand Pounds Credit upon the Excise, to be repaid out of the first Monies that shall come in upon the Ordinance to be brought in for Continuance of a monthly Assessment for Relief of Ireland.
Ordered, That the Committee for Irish Affairs do bring in an Ordinance for Continuance of a monthly Assessment for Relief of Ireland, to begin from the First Day of November next: And that a Proviso be inserted in this Ordinance, for disengaging Five thousand Pounds furnished upon the Credit of the Excise, out of the first Monies that shall be received upon the said Ordinance.
An Ordinance for charging Two thousand Pounds upon the Excise, in Course, for making new Provisions, in lieu of those Provisions that were intended for Ireland, and delivered for the Use of the Garisons of Pembroke and Tenby, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be carried to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons sitting at Haberdashers-Hall, to receive Information from Mrs. Mary Dickinson, concerning a Discovery which she can make of Delinquents Goods, that are concealed; and to allow her such Proportion out of the same, as by Ordinance is directed: And the said Mrs. Dickenson is to pursue the former Directions of this House, touching Discoveries of like Nature.
Ordered, That Mr. Trenchard do repair to the Committee of the Army, to view the List of such Officers as went off upon the new Model, to whom the Fifth-Part of their Arrears is assigned; and to confer and see, What Officers of those that were lately sent into the West for the Relief of Taunton, were then reduced, and who not; to the end that Care may be taken for the Repaying of the Monies promised unto them upon their going into the West.
Resolved, &c. That Three hundred Pounds be forthwith provided, and advanced, upon Account, to the Officers and Troopers that were employed into the West, for the Relief of Taunton, by the Committee of the West.
Upon the Report of Mr. Trenchard from the said Committee, the Committee of Goldsmiths-Hall are desired forthwith to advance this Three hundred Pounds, by way of Loan, to be repaid out of the Monies due and promised unto the said Officers and Troopers, out of the Arrears due unto them.
Ordered, That the Letter from the Governor of Windsore-Castle, of Julii 28, be referred to the Committee of plundered Ministers, to take some Course for the safe Keeping and Preserving of the Writings mentioned in the said Letter, and found out by the Diligence of the said Governor: And that Mr. Rous be desired to take particular Care herein.