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, Aug. 26, 1645.
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That this Report be taken into Consideration on Friday Morning next, in the House, the first Business, peremptorily: And that Mr. Speaker put the House in mind hereof.
Ordered, That Two hundred Pounds be charged upon the Excise, to be paid, in its Course, for the Furnishing of Colonel Whalley, Captain Lawrence, Captain Cannon, Captain Browne, and Lieutenant Disher, with Horses, Arms, and other necessary Accommodations for the present Service they are now employed upon, and designed unto: And that it be referred to the Committee of the Army to furnish them, accordingly.
It is Ordered, upon the Question, That this Letter be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of both Kingdoms: And the Committee of the West are desired to advise with the Committee thereupon.
Sir Anthony Irby carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, an Ordinance for Continuance of the weekly Assessments in the Counties of Wiltes, Dorset, &c. for Six Months: An Ordinance for Maintenance of the Garisons of NewportPagnell, and other Garisons in the Eastern Association: An Ordinance for granting Commissions to Colonel Jephson, and his Officers: The Order for enabling the Committee at Haberdashers-Hall to contract for Arms for Ireland: The Order for enabling the Commissioners sent to the Parliament of Scotland to treat at Berwick, or in any other Place in England or Scotland: And was to put the Lords in mind of the Ordinance for Sale of Papists and Delinquents Estates.
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you this Ordinance concerning the Duchy-Seal: It moved first from this House; and they agree to it, with these Additions and Amendments; to which they desire your Concurrence: A Letter from the Scotts Lieutenant-General: It was sent to the Committee of both Kingdoms: It hath been read in the Lords House; and they thought fit to communicate it to you. They desire to put you in mind of Captain Bowen, who is to be Captain of the Leopard: The Ship is rigged, and victualled, and ready to set Sail; and stays only for your Confirmation of him.
The House has considered their Lordships Message: And, as . . the Amendments to the Ordinance concerning the Duchy-Seal, they do agree: They have taken notice of the Letter: And, as to the Business concerning Captain Bowen, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That Mr. Walker and Mr. Steele be desired, from this House, to manage the Proceedings, by Indictment or otherwise, to be had against Lieutenant-Colonel Lilbourne, now Prisoner in Newgate, at the next General Sessions to be held for the City of London: And that Mr. Bradshaw, formerly desired to attend this Service, be discharged of it.
Ordered, That, upon the Ordinance of the 23 Julii last past, for securing the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds, with Interest for the same, out of the Excise, for the Northern Forces, the same shall be paid according to the Purport of the said Ordinance: And that no Anticipation shall be made by any subsequent Ordinance; but that it shall be paid, in its Course, accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum of Six hundred Pounds of Sir John Tirrell, of Essex, to be forthwith paid for Discharge of his Delinquency and Sequestration: And that, upon Payment thereof, an Ordinance be brought in for Discharge of his Delinquency, and takeing the Sequestration off from his Estate, accordingly; he paying the said Six hundred Pounds within Ten Days.
Ordered, That Five hundred Pounds of the said Six hundred Pounds, being the Composition for the Delinquency of Sir John Tirrell, be forthwith sent to the Governor of Newport-Pagnell, to pay the Officers and Soldiers of that Garison, upon Account: And that the Committee of this House for the Eastern Association do forthwith send the said Five hundred Pounds to the said Governor: And the Receipt of the said Committee, or any Five of them, under their Hands, to be a Discharge unto the said Sir John Tirrell for the said Five hundred Pounds.
Ordered, That Sir John Tirrell do pay the One hundred Pounds, remaining of his Fine of Six hundred Pounds, to Lieutenant-Colonel Lilbourne, now Prisoner in Newgate, or to such as he shall appoint to receive the same: And that the Acquittance of the said Lieutenant-Colonel Lilbourne shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Sir John Tirrell for the said remaining One hundred Pounds.
Ordered, That Mr. Richard Barwis do send the Vote of both Houses, for enabling the Commissioners, sent from both Houses to the Parliament of Scotland, to treat at Barwick, or in any other Place either in England or Scotland, to the said Commissioners from the Parliament of England.
Sir Anthony Irby brings Answer from the Lords, That, as to the Ordinance concerning the Garison of Newport, and other Garisons in the Eastern Association, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own: They will take the Ordinance concerning the Sale of Papists and Delinquents Estates into speedy Consideration: And, as to the other Orders carried to the Lords by him, they do agree.
The Petitioners were called in again: And Mr. Speaker, by Command of the House, acquainted them with the Answer of the House to their Petition: Which was in hæc verba; "That Lieutenant-Colonel Lilbourne is justly committed by this House; that, for some of his Offences, he stands referred to a Tryal at the Common Law; that the House doth not approve of the Coming in of this Petition at this time, the Cause thus depending, and the Party himself not acknowledging the Justice, nor desiring the Mercy, of this House; that, when there is a fit Time for either, they will proceed accordingly: In the mean time, the House hath provided for his convenient Maintenance."
Ordered, That Mr. Ashurst do prepare a Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to the Gentlemen of Cheshire; to acquaint them, That this House will take special Care for reducing Chester; and have appointed a short Time to take the same into serious Consideration.
Ordered, That the Business of Leicester, and the Letter from thence, be peremptorily taken into Consideration on Saturday Morning: And that Sir Arthur Hasilrig do then bring in the Ordinance for a Collection for the Relief of Leicester; and that it be then read, the first Business; and that no other Business do then intervene.
An Ordinance to made void Two Obligations under the Seal of the Company of Barber-Surgeons, conditioned for the Payment of One thousand Pounds to Richard Watson Surgeon, late of London, a Papist and Delinquent, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That there shall be Collections in the several Parishes, Churches, and Chapels within London, and the Lines of Communication, To-morrow, the Twentyseventh of this present August 1645, being the Day of Publick Humiliation; and the Monies, so collected, employed for Relief of poor and maimed Soldiers, in manner formerly used. Provided, That the Moiety of the Monies collected in St. Margaret's, Westminster, and St. Martin's in the Fields, shall be employed for the Relief of the Poor of the said Parishes respectively; and the other Moiety for the Relief of the poor and maimed Soldiers, as aforesaid.