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 Veneris, Augusti 29, 1645.
ORdered, &c. That Mr. Wheeler shall have Leave to go into the Country; and to be absent from the Service of the House.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whitfield and Mr. Page;
The Lords have commanded us to bring unto you an Ordinance concerning the Master of the Hospital of Leicester: Which they have passed; and desire your Concurrence. They have likewise sent the Petition of Adam Meredith Esquire, in the Behalf of Mrs. Eleanor Craueford his Sister: Which they desire you to take into Consideration. They further desire to put you in mind of the Petition of Major Graye's Brethren; and of the Petition of Captain Turpin his Three Daughters.
The Ordinance concerning the Master of the Hospital or Alms-house of Leicester, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Recorder, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Whitlocke, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Mr. Sam. Browne, Mr. Longe, Mr. Selden, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Arthur Haselrigg, Sir Edw. Partheriche, Mr. Tate, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Garrard, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Sir John Evelyn, Sir Ben. Rudyard, Mr. Rouse, Mr. Blackeston, Sir Antho. Irby, Mr. Jennour, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Gourdon, Mr. Toll, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Noble, Sir Tho. Cheeke, Mr. Bell: Sir Gilbert Gerrard is to take special Care of this: And are to meet To-morrow at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer-Chamber: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.
An Ordinance for the Discharging of the Rents and Revenues belonging to the Hospital of King James, founded in Charter-House, from all Taxes and Assessment, was this Day read the First time; and ordered to be read the Second time on Saturday next: And that then the other Ordinances and Matters concerning St. Thomas' Hospital, and other Hospitals, be considered.
Ordered, &c. That the humble Petition of Adam Meredith Esquire, on the Behalf of his Sister Mrs. Eleanor Craueford, be referred, and especially recommended, unto the Committee for Petitions, where Mr. Goodwyn hath the Chair: Who are to take it into speedy Consideration; and to report their Opinions upon it on Saturday next. It is likewise recommended unto them, to take into speedy Consideration the Petitions of Major Greye's Brethren, and Captain Turpin's Three Daughters; and to report their Opinions with all convenient Speed.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Knightley brings Answer to the Message he Yesterday carried to the Lords, That the Lords, as to the Addition of the Names of the Eastern Association, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own: And, as to the Ordinance concerning the Sale of Delinquents Estates, they will take it into speedy Consideration; and send Answer by Messengers of their own: As to the other Three Ordinances, concerning Monies charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, they do agree.
Sir Robert Harley is appointed to carry to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance concerning the Maintenance of the Forces of Lancashire; the Ordinance concerning Three hundred Pounds, charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, for Colonel Greves; the Ordinance for charging Two thousand Pounds upon the Receipts of the Excise, for the Service of the Forces of Lancashire; the Ordinance for Charging of One thousand Pounds upon the Receipts of the Excise, for the Service of the Garison of Northampton; the Ordinance concerning Monies that the Masters or Governors of the Mystery and Commonalty of Barbers and Surgeons, London, stand bound unto Richard Watson.
He is further to desire the Lords to expedite their Answer to the additional Names of the Committees of the Eastern Association; and to lay before them the great Obstructions that are in the Bringing in of Monies in many of those Counties, by reason of the Want of those Names.
Ordered, &c. That the Gentlemen that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms do presently withdraw, and meet upon the great Affairs of the Kingdom, upon the Intelligence of the Enemies Motions.
Mr. Whitlock and Mr. Dunch are appointed to go to Major-General Browne, and to desire him to represent to the House the Obstructions and Impediments that retard his repairing to his Charge.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Lewis Dive be forthwith committed Prisoner to the Tower for High-Treason.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Giles Strangwaies be forthwith committed Prisoner to the Tower, for levying actual War against the Parliament.
Ordered, That Sir Lewis Dive and Mr. Giles Strangwaies be forthwith brought to the Bar, and hence committed Prisoners to the Tower, according to the former Votes.
Mr. Rous brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Ordinance, Yesterday carried up by him, concerning Eaton-College.
The Question being put, Whether the House should now proceed to the Consideration of the Report made on Tuesday last from the Grand Committee, concerning ChurchGovernment;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Sir Gilbert Gerrard,||Tellers for the Yea:||53.|
|Mr. Strode,||With the Yea,|
|Sir John Evelyn,||Tellers for the Noe:||58.|
|Mr. Recorder,||With the Noe,|
So that the Question passed with the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That this Report, made on Tuesday last by Mr. Whittacre, from the Grand Committee, be taken into Consideration on Wednesday next, peremptorily, the first Business: And that Mr. Speaker put the House in mind hereof: And that the Members be injoined to attend.
Mr. Giles Strangewaies was brought to the Bar: And, kneeling there, Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, acquainted him with the Greatness of his Crime in betraying his Trust, and in being the Occasion of shedding so much Blood; and in applying his Endeavours to the Destroying of Religion, the publick Liberty, and the English Nation: And that, for all these, he was committed for High-Treason, by the Judgment of the House, to the Tower.
Sir Lewis Dive was likewise called to the Bar: And, kneeling, Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, acquainted him with the Horridness and Cruelty of the Crimes that brought him to that Bar; and that, by Judgment of the House, he was committed Prisoner to the Tower for High-Treason.
Mr. Recorder, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Spurstoe, and Mr. Bedingfield, or any Two of them, are appointed to go to the Militia, to acquaint them, That the House did inlarge the Power granted them by former Ordinance, for the searching for Delinquents, Papists, and Arms; and that notwithstanding the House is informed, that the Town and Suburbs, within the Lines of Communication, do abound with Malignants and Papists, and that nothing hath been done in the putting them out of the Lines of Communication, according to the Power of that Ordinance; and that the House doth expect the said Ordinance should be forthwith put in due Execution: And they are to give an Account to this House of the Proceedings of the Militia herein. Mr. Vassall is more particularly to take care hereof.
Ordered, &c. That the Lieutenant of the Tower be required to take especial Care of the safe and strict Custody of Sir Lewis Dive and Mr. Strangewaies, committed Prisoners to him for High-Treason: And that he suffer them not to come together, nor any of the other Prisoners to come to them.
Resolved, &c. That the Lieutenant of the Tower shall admit of no Servants to wait upon any Prisoner but such as he shall appoint and assign, and such as he will answer for their Fidelity: And the Committee of the Tower is to take care hereof.
The like Order is made for all other Prisons, and Keepers of Prisons: And the Committee of Prisoners is to take care hereof.
Ordered, That no Keeper of any Prison do suffer any Prisoner to the Parliament to go abroad at any time, without particular Leave from the Committee of Prisoners.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page;
The Lords have sent an Ordinance to this House, for appointing a Committee to go into Munster in Ireland: In which they desire the Concurrence of this House. They desire to put you in mind of the Earl of Stamford's Petition, in which he desires some Means of Subsistence. They have likewise received a Petition from the Lord Savile, who desires to be bailed; that they are willing to bail him, unless this House hath some Cause to allege against it.
The Ordinance for sending a Committee into Ireland was read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto the Members of this House that are of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland: And they are to report it with all convenient Speed: And the Care of it is more particularly referred to Mr. Lisle.
Mr. Recorder, Mr. Longe, Mr. Noble, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Prideauxe, Mr. Strode, or any Two of them, are appointed to prepare some Reasons to be presented to the Lords, for the not Bailing of the Lord Savile.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House hath considered their Lordships Message, in every Particular of it; and will send Answer . . Messengers of their own.