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, 24 Octobris, 1645.
AN Ordinance for the Ordination of Ministers was this Day read the First and Second time.
And the Question being put, Whether these Words, "of his taking the Covenant of the Three Kingdoms," shall stand;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
|Sir Arthur Heselrige,||Tellers for the Noe:||32.|
|Sir John Evelyn junior,||With the Noes,|
|Sir Philip Stapleton,||Tellers for the Yea:||88.|
|Sir William Lewes,||With the Yea,|
So the Question passed with the Affirmative.
The Question being put, Whether this Clause, "Provided that this Ordinance shall stand in Force for Twelve Months, and no longer; any thing in this Ordinance contained to the contrary in anywise notwithstanding," shall be added to this Ordinance;
It passed with the Affirmative.
The Question being put, For the Committing of this Ordinance;
It passed with the Negative.
And then the Ordinance thus amended, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords, for their Concurrence, by Mr. Tate.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Page and Doctor Aylett;
The Lords have commanded us to bring unto you an Order concerning the Duke of Gueldres, Count Egmond: In which they desire your Concurrence. They have likewise commanded us to deliver unto you an Order concerning Mrs. De la Mayne: In which they desire your Concurrence.
The Order concerning the Duke of Gueldres was read; and was, For Licence to transport Ten Geldings, Customfree.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That the illustrious Prince Lewes Duke of Gueldres and Fulyers, Count of Egmond, &c. shall have Leave to transport Ten Geldings, Custom-free.
The Order concerning Mrs. De la Mayne was read; and was, to be relieved out of the Fines and Compositions of such Delinquents who shall come in upon the Passes of the Speakers of both Houses of Parliament, or either of them; and nothing done upon it.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House hath considered their Lordships Message; and, as to the Ten Geldings for the Duke of Gueldres, they do agree, That they shall be transported Custom-free; and, as to the Business concerning Mrs. De la Maine, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Upon a Report this Day made, from the Committee of both Kingdoms, by Sir Philip Stapleton;
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth concurr with the Committee in Approving of the Design against Dennington, as a good Service to the Kingdom.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Three thousand Pounds be advanced and charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, to be paid, in its Course, to be employed for the Providing of Ammunition, and other Materials, propounded and desired for the Service against Dennington Castle, and for the Carrying on of that Design.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concurr with the Committee of both Kingdoms, That Warrants shall go forth for the Marching of those Forces that are proportioned by the Council of War, and agreed unto by the several Committees.
Resolved, &c. That a Letter be written to the Committee of Kent, to desire them to continue and pay their Forces desired to be employed upon the Design against Dennington: And that Mr. Whitelocke and Mr. Lane do prepare this Letter.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of Sussex to consider of their own Garisons; and to reduce them to such Proportions as they shall think most sitting for the Safety of their County, until the Members of both Houses, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, unto whom the Consideration of the Inland Garisons is referred, shall take other Order herein.
Ordered, That the Committee of Sussex do take speedy Care to send and pay the Two hundred Foot desired, for the carrying on the Design against Dennington.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to consider of some Way for the Relief and Reduction of the Counties of Oxon and Bucks; after that the Design against Dennington, and for reducing the County of Berks, shall be carried on.
An Ordinance for disfranchising several Aldermen and Common-Councilmen of the City of Bristoll; for nominating a Mayor, and a Committee for settling the Government of the said City; was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Lane, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Maynard, Mr. John Ashe, Sir Hen. Vane junior, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Nath. Fiennes, Sir Arthur Heselrige, Sir William Lewes, Sir Philip Stapleton, Mr. Alderman Hoyle, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Pury, Mr. Boys, Sir Thomas Widdrington, and the Committee of the West: And they are to meet upon it To-morrow: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of the West, and the Committee of Gloucester, to consider of some Means for the Maintaining of the Garison of Bristoll, and settling the Militia there; and to bring in an Ordinance accordingly.
An Ordinance for reimbursing the Commissioners of Excise Three thousand Pounds, Part of Twelve thousand Pounds granted upon the Receipts of the Excise, for the Service of the West, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance for the Allowing of Six hundred Pounds, which the Commissioners of Excise in the City of Yorke paid unto the Committee of War there, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance for One thousand Pounds, out of the Excise, for Payment of the Foot in the County of Lincolne, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance for reimbursing the Commissioners of Excise the Sum of Three hundred Pounds, by them formerly lent out of the Excise, for Relief of maimed Soldiers, and Soldiers Widows, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, &c. That a Warrant shall issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue forth a Writ, for the new Election of a Knight of the Shire for the County of Hants, in the room and place of Sir Henry Wallop, deceased.
The Question being put, Whether the House should sit this Afternoon;
It passed with the Negative.
A Letter from Colonel Poyntz, from Southwell, of Octobris 22 1645, relating, That the King, and Princes Rupert and Maurice, were still at Newarke, and containing many other Particulars, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That the Consideration of this Letter, and all the Particulars therein, be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to consider what is fit to be done with those Letters Sir John Henderson has, which he brought from the King of Denmarke.
Resolved, &c. That a Scoutmaster-General shall be allowed to Colonel-General Poyntz.
Sir Robert Harley presented to the House the Jewel to be bestowed upon Sir Thomas Fairefaxe, with the Value or Estimate of it, amounting unto Eight hundred Pounds: And
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of this Value of the said Jewel.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. John Ashe do present this Jewel from the House to Sir Thomas Fairefaxe.
Resolved, &c. That the Eight hundred Pounds for the paying for this Jewel shall be paid out of the Fine of the first Delinquent not yet disposed of: And that the said Eight hundred Pounds be paid unto Mr. Francis Allen, or his Assigns: Whose Acquittance, together with this Order, shall be a sufficient Discharge for the Payment thereof.
Ordered, That an Ordinance be brought in for charging upon the Excise so much Monies as shall be necessary for the Paying for of Five-and-twenty hundred Musquets, with their Furniture, and Twenty Barrels of Powder, for the Service of the Town of Newcastle, the Bishoprick of Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland, and Westmorland; to be paid, in Course, with Interest.