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, Septembris 6, 1645.
ORdered, That Sir William Sydley, for his Health and Education, and the Lady Sidley his Mother, a Tutor, and Two-Men Servants, to attend the said Sir William; and Two Men-Servants, and Three Maid-Servants, to attend the said Lady; with such necessary Accommodations as Mr. Speaker shall think fit; shall have Leave to embarque themselves, and to be embarqued, on board any Ship or Ships, in any the Ports under the Power of the Parliament; and to be transported into France, or other Parts beyond the Seas.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Harley do report the Business concerning the Election of a Burgess for the Borough of Cockermouth on Tuesday next.
An Ordinrnce for enabling the Committee of the Militia to raise, maintain, and set forth, Five hundred Horse, and Five hundred Dragoons, to be employed for the Assistance of Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Sir Philip Stapleton, Mr. Whitelock, Sir Simon D'Ewes, Mr. Pury, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Greene, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Long, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Pennington, Mr. Scawen, Colonel Venn, Mr. Nicoll, or any Three of them: Who are presently to withdraw upon it: And Mr. Pury is to take care of it.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath;
The Lords have commanded us to put this House in mind of an Ordinance late sent from them: It concerns the Making of Mr. Baldwyn Gentleman-Porter of the Tower: And they desire a speedy Dispatch of it.
An Ordinance for constituting and appointing John Baldwyn Gentleman to be Gentleman-Porter, or ChiefPorter, of the Tower, in the place of John Langston Gentleman, during the Pleasure of both Houses of Parliament, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence, by Mr. Nicoll.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House hath considered their Lordships Message; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Nicoll carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance and Instructions for a Comptrol upon the Excise: The Ordinance for appointing the Commissioners of the Great Seal to consider of fit Persons to be made Judges: The Ordinance for granting a Moiety of the Excise in the Town and County of Darby, for the Maintenance of the Forces of the said Town and County.
He was to put the Lords in mind of the Committees Names for the Eastern Association; and of the Ordinance for Sale of Papists and Delinquents Estates.
A Declaration for vindicating the Parliament from Aspersions laid upon them; That their Intentions were to gratify our Brethren of Scotland with the Lands and Estates of the Inhabitants of the Dominions of Wales, for their Assistance afforded to this Kingdom, was this Day read twice; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence, by Mr. Oldisworth.
Mr. Lisle presented to the House the humble Certificate of the Committee for taking the Accompts of the whole Kingdom, of the Sixteenth of August 1645: Which was read; and was The State of the Accompt of Sir William Waller.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Accompts, to allow Sir Wm. Waller the Pay of Ten Pounds per diem, as Major-General, for Eight hundred and Twenty Days: And that the Five hundred Pounds, charged in his Accompt, as Part of his personal Pay, be taken off: And that he be admitted to account for it as disbursed by him for the Service of the State: And that his Accompt be stated according to these Allowances and Deductions.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee, formerly appointed for my Lord General, to consider of the many great and faithful Services performed by him to this great Cause undertaken and maintained by the Parliament; and to consider of some Way for the Payment of him his Arrears; and of some Mark of Honour, that may remain as a Testimony, in Acknowledgment of his said Services.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Accompts, to take the Accompts, and cast up the Arrears, of Sir Arthur Heselrige; and to allow unto him, upon his Accompts, the Entertainment of a General of Horse.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers-Hall, do forthwith pay unto Colonel William Strode Three hundred Pounds, lent by him to Sir William Waller, at Bathe, to supply the Necessities of that Army, in June 1643.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That the House do meet on Wednesday next, in the Afternoon; and do take into Consideration the Reports from the Committee to whom the Consideration of the Petitions of several Persons was referred.
Ordered, That Mr. Whittacre do report the Ordinance for settling a new Excise upon several Commodities, for Pay of the poor Tradesmen, upon Tuesday Morning, the first Business.
Mr. Nicoll brings Answer from the Lords, That as to the Ordinance concerning the Comptrol upon the Excise; the Ordinance for Sale of Delinquents Estates; and the Names of the Committees for the Eastern Association; they will send Answer by Messengers of their own: And as to the Ordinance for constituting Mr. Baldwyn Gentleman-Porter of the Tower; the Ordinance for the Moiety of the Excise for Darbyshire; and the Ordinance for enabling the Commissioners of the Great Seal to nominate Judges; they do agree.
An Ordinance for securing Three thousand Pounds, with Interest for the same, to the Commissioners of Excise, out of the Receipts of the Excise, upon the Ordinance of 22 Maii 1645; the said Three thousand Pounds being advanced by the said Commissioners for the Provision of Powder, Match, and Bullet, for the publick Stores, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
A Letter from the Earl of Warwick, from Leez, of the Fifth of September 1645, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That Sir Henry Mildmay do prepare a Letter, to be written to the Earl of Warwick, to give him Thanks for his Service, in raising the Country upon the late Alarm.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir William Massam, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Sollicitor, Mr. Corbett, and Sir Henry Heyman, do prepare a Letter to the Committee of Essex, to give them likewise Thanks; and, in it, to take notice, That the Commission to the Earl of Warwick is determined; and to signify unto them, that this House hath undertaken to pay the Eight hundred Horse, sent into Lincolnshire, during the Time they shall be upon that Service; out of a Care, that the Monies designed for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army may not be otherwise employed.
Ordered, That the Treasurers and Collectors in the Counties of Norfolke, Suffolke, and Cambridge, do not, upon any Occasion whatsoever, divert or make use of the Monies rated, collected, and designed, for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army; and that the Gentlemen appointed to prepare the Letter to the Committee of Essex do prepare Letters to the Committees of these respective Counties, accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Rosseter shall still remain in the County of Lincolne, for Defence of the said County and Association, and for keeping in the Forces of Newarke, notwithstanding the former Votes, requiring him to come Southward, and pursue the King's Forces, and to assist Sir Thomas Fairfax: And that the Horse sent from the Associated Counties into the County of Lincolne to remain there, for the Defence of the said County, shall be put under the Command of Colonel Rosseter, during the Time of their Service there.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning Sending of Cloth into Ireland, upon the Account of Mr. John Davyes, to the Forces in Ulster; and the Instructions for Mr. Ansloe and Sir Robert King; be taken into Consideration on Tuesday next, peremptorily: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind hereof.
Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed to consider of raising a Way of Livelihood for the Prince Elector Palatine, where Mr. Trenchard has the Chair, do bring in an Ordinance for Raising of Eight thousand Pounds per Annum, out of the Estates presented by Mr. Trenchard, to continue during the Pleasure of both Houses; with such Provisoes, as that it may not prejudice the Sale of these Estates, upon Occasion.
Ordered, That the Committee for Whitehall be required to view and inventory the Robes at Whitehall, and take care for Securing and Safe-guarding of them: And that they shall have Power to examine any Person concerning them: And likewise, that they do view and inventory the King's Watches; and take care to secure and safe-guard them: And likewise, to view the King's Cabinet, and to inventory the Goods and Things there; and take care to secure and safe-guard the same.
Mr. Pury reports the Amendments to the Ordinance for enabling the Committee of the Militia of London to raise and send forth Five hundred Horse, and Five hundred Dragoons, for the present Service: The which were twice read; and, upon the Question, assented unto: And the Ordinance, with the Amendments, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.