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 any Five of the Committee, appointed for the Prince Elector's Affairs, shall have Power, and may meet and consider of his Affairs.
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.
The humble Petition of the well-affected Tradesmen of Leicester was this Day read.
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 Five hundred Musquets, and Furniture, be furnished out of the publick Stores, for the Service of the Town of Leicester.
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 Mr. Jennour do make the Reports from the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That Mr. Holles shall have Leave to go into the Country for Six Weeks.
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.
Mr. Corbett reports the Amendments to the Ordinance for maintaining the Garisons of the Isle of Elye and Crowland: The which were twice read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Francis Russell shall be nominated in this Ordinance, as Governor of the Isle of Elye.
The Ordinance, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
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.
Sir Thomas Widdrington reports the Amendments to the Ordinance for settling and appointing a Comptrol upon the Receipts and Issues of the Excise: The which were twice read.
Resolved, &c. That Thomas Fauconberg Esquire be Comptroller of the Excise-Office of London, with the Limits and Extents thereof.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Bond be Auditor of the Excise.
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.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Serjeant Finch and Mr. Page;
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.
The Ordinance was read the First time; and ordered to be read the Second time on Thursday Morning, between the Hours of Ten and Twelve.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for adding some of the Lords to be of the Committee of the Revenue be brought in, and read, on Thursday next.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House hath considered your Message; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own, speedily.
The House being informed, That the Committee of Accompts were at the Door;
They were called in: And Mr. Glover acquainted the House with their Reasons, Why they committed Alderman Fowke: Whereof he delivered in a Certificate in Writing.
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
It is thereupon Ordered, That the Certificate concerning Alderman Fowke; and the Report concerning the Committee in Lincolnshire; be taken into Consideration Tomorrow Morning, the first Business.
Ordered, That the Petition of Alderman Fowke be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Ordinance, delivered in by Mr. Bond, for supplying an Omission in the Ordinance of Accompts, be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
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.
Ordered, That the several Petitions concerning the Isle of Ely be read To-morrow Morning.
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.
A Proposition for Relief of Ireland, from Mr. John Davies, of 21 Julii 1645, was 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.
Sir Henry Mildmay carried to the Lords the Ordinance for issuing a Commission, under the Great Seal, to several Persons, for adjusting the Accompts of the Scotts Army in the Northern Counties.
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.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Irish Affairs, to consider of, and bring in, some further Propositions for the Relief of Ireland.
Ordered, That the Committee for Irish Affairs do bring in an Ordinance for putting the Ordinance for hanging the Irish Rebels, and punishing Mutineers, in due Execution.
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. Pierpoint shall have Leave to go into the Country, and to stay there for a Month from the Time he goes.
Ordered, That Mr. Rogers shall have Leave to go into the Country, and to be absent from the Service of the House, for Two Months.
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 Papers and Letters taken at PontfractCastle, upon the Surrender thereof, be referred to the Committee for the King's Cabinet-Letters.
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.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to take some Course for the Keeping in of the Forces of the Garison of Newark.