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 Mercurii, primo Octobris, 1645.
SIR Thomas Widdrington reported from the Committee of this House for the Northern Association, the Opinion of that Committee; viz. That the House would be pleased to appoint a Committee, to present Names of Officers, within the Northern Association, to this House, to be approved of by both Houses of Parliament: The which was read.
A Letter from the Committee at Yorke, of 26 Augusti, 1645, from Yorke, was read.
The Letters delivered in to the House by Sir Peter Wentworth, which were taken at Pontefract-Castle; being Letters sent from Sir John Hotham, and his Son Mr. John Hotham, to the Earl of Newcastle; and a Paper presented to the House by Sir Edward Aiscough, and read 6 Augusti last; were all likewise read.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That there doth not appear to them any thing, in any of these Letters of Sir John Hotham's and Mr. John Hotham's, written to the Earl of Newcastle, and taken at Pontefract-Castle, whereupon they can conceive or ground any Jealousy or Suspicion, upon any of the Members of this House, mentioned in the said Letters.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That there doth not appear to them, in any of these Letters of Sir John Hotham's and Mr. John Hotham's, written to the Earl of Newcastle, and taken at Pontefract-Castle, whereupon they can conceive or ground any Jealousy or Suspicion upon Francis Lord Willoughby of Parham, a Peer of this Realm, and a Member of Parliament, mentioned in the said Letters.
Ordered, That such of these Letters as concern and mention Sir Edward Rhodes, for so much as concerns him, be referred to the Committee of the Northern Association, where Sir Thomas Widdrington hath the Chair; to send for Sir Edward Rhodes, and examine the Business.
Ordered, That the Paper containing some Words spoken by Colonel King, concerning Sir Edward Aiscough and Sir Christopher Wray, Two of the Members of this House; and presented by Sir Edward Aiscough, to the House, the Sixth Day of August last; and now again read; be refered to the Examination of the Committee for the Northern Association where Sir Thomas Widdrington hath the Chair.
The Question being propounded, Whether the House would appoint a Committee, to present Names of Officers, within the Northern Association, to this House, to be approved of by both Houses of Parliament;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Sir Philip Stapleton,||Tellers for the Noe:||44.|
|Sir Christopher Wray,||With the Noe,|
|Sir Henry Vane junior,||Tellers for the Yea:||40.|
|Sir Arthur Heselrige,||With the Yea,|
So that the Question passed with the Negative.
Ordered, That the House do meet on Friday next, in the Afternoon, to fit to hear Reports upon Petitions: And that, notwithstanding the Houses fitting, that the Committee of the Army do fit: And that the House do fit on Wednesdays in the Afternoon, as formerly.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde acquainted the House with the Desire of the Lords, to examine one of the Earl of Stamford's Footmen, as a Witness in the Cause between the said Earl and Sir Arthur Heselrige; the said Footman being himself impeached, and probable Proof against him.
Resolved, &c. That Henry Poulton, one of the Earl of Stamford's Footmen, ought not to be admitted as a Witness in the Cause concerning the Earl of Stamford and Sir Arthur Heselrige.
Resolved, &c. That a Conference be desired with the Lords, concerning the not Admitting of Henry Polton, one of the Earl of Stamford's Footmen, to be a Witness in the Cause concerning the said Earl and Sir Arthur Heselrige: And
It is further Ordered, That Sir William Strickland do, on Friday next, desire this Conference.
Mr. Samuel Browne, Mr. Selden, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Ellys, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, and Mr. Prideaux, are appointed to be Mangers of this Conference.
Ordered, That the Business concerning ScarboroughCastle be taken into Consideration, the first Business, on Friday Morning, after Mr. Speaker comes to the Chair.
Ordered, That Sir William Brereton do report the Business concerning Chester, the next Business, on Friday Morning, after the Business of Scarborough-Castle.
Ordered, That To-morrow, the Second of this present October, being a Day set apart and appointed for a Day of Publick Thanksgiving for God's several great Mercies of late upon the Parliament's Forces, and upon those of our Brethren of Scotland, there be a Collection made in all the Churches and Chapels in London and Westminster, and within the Lines of Communication; the Monies collected to be employed for the Relief of maimed Soldiers, and poor distressed Widows; and paid in by the respective Collectors to the Treasurers for maimed Soldiers, at Tallowchandlers-Hall.
Ordered, That the Moiety of the Monies that shall be collected To-morrow, the Day of Publick Thanksgiving, in the Parishes of St. Margaret's Westminster and St. Martin's in the Fields, shall be employed for the Relief of the Poor of those respective Parishes; and the other Moiety to go to the Relief of the maimed Soldiers.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page;
The Lords have commanded us to deliver you these Papers: They were reported to them from the Committee of both Kingdoms: They came from the Scotts Commissioners; and they thought fit to communicate them to you. They desire to put you in mind of the Prince's and Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Letters; and that you would take them into speedy Consideration.
Ordered, That the Three Papers, this Day delivered from the Scotts Commissioners, of 30 and 39 Septembris, be taken into Consideration on Saturday next, peremptorily, the first Business: And that Mr. Speaker put the House in mind thereof.
Ordered, That the House be adjourned till Thursday next, to Eight of Clock.
Ordered, That the Committee, appointed to consider of the Petitions concerning Church-Government, do meet this Afternoon upon that Business.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.