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, 7 Novembris, 1645.
MR. Rowse makes his Report concerning the University of Cambridge.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Harrison, Mr. Culverwell, Mr. Croydon junior, and Mr. Bradshawe, be, by Authority of Parliament, made senior Fellows of Trinity-College; to act as Seniors to all Intents and Purposes.
Ordered, &c. That the Master, and Eight senior Fellows, of Trinity-College, do proceed to elect Fellows out of such Scholars as are by the Statutes of the College capable to be chosen: And, if there be not a Number sufficient of such to be chosen, that then, by Authority of Parliament, they shall have Power to chuse and make up the Number of their Fellows elsewhere.
Ordered, &c. That the Colleges of St. John's and King's-College shall have the like Power as Trinity-College hath, for the nominating and electing Fellows.
Ordered, &c. That the Colleges of Jesus' and Peter's shall have Power to elect and admit Fellows into their respective Colleges, without presenting any Names to any Bishop.
Ordered, &c. That the Masters of the several Colleges and Halls do take care themselves to supply the Morning Course at St. Mary's every Lord's Day, which is wont to be the College Course; unless by Sickness, or necessary Absence, or some other sufficient Reason, they be hindered: And, in such Case, the Parties so hindered are to procure others in their Places.
It is further Ordered, That the Heads of Colleges do take care, that there be such a Combination for the Lord's Day in the Afternoon, as may maintain constant good Preaching there: And that they do likewise take care, that there be constant Preaching in the UniversityChurch on Fast-Days, and Days of Thanksgiving.
Ordered, &c. That an Ordinance be brought in upon these several Votes.
Resolved, &c. That Four hundred Pounds per Annum be provided and allowed out of the Revenue of the Dean and Chapter of Elye, for the Furnishing of Five Churches in the Town of Cambridge with able and godly Ministers, and for uniting the said Churches.
Ordered, &c. That an Ordinance be brought in for the Providing of Three hundred Pounds per Annum, out of the Revenue of the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester, for the Furnishing of able Preachers in the City of Gloucester.
Two Letters, one to the States-General, the other to the States of Holland, in Latin, concerning some Hull Merchants, complaining of great Damages sustained by one J. Wytte.
An Ordinance for securing Five hundred Pounds upon and out of the Receipts of the Excise for the Forces against Dennington-Castle was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of Sussex be desired to lend a Troop of Horse for the Service of the Garison of Abingdon for Three Months, the State undertaking to pay them.
Ordered, &c. That the publick Stores do supply the Arms that shall be lent by the Committee of Sussex with the Two hundred Foot they lend for the Service of the Garison of Abingdon.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee of Hants be desired, with all convenient Speed, to pay the Troop of Kentish Dragoons the Arrears due for the Time they were in the Service of the County of Hants.
Ordered, &c. That the Disposal and Providing for Captain Goodman's Horse be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of the Eastern Association.
Resolved, &c. That Three thousand Pounds be charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, to be paid in Course, for the Service of the Garison of Abingdon, with Interest Half-yearly, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum for the Forbearance thereof: And that the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall be, by this House, desired forthwith to advance and pay Three thousand Pounds to Mr. Billingsley, Treasurer of the Garison of Abingdon: Whose Receipt shall be a sufficient Discharge: And that the said Committee be reimbursed the said Three thousand Pounds out of the Proceed of the first Compositions with Delinquents, as shall come in out of the Three Counties of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks.
Mr. Scott, Mr. Fountayne, Mr. Dunch, and Mr. West, are appointed to employ their Endeavours for the present Procuring and Receiving of this Three thousand Pounds.
Sir Henry Vane junior carried to the Lords, Letters to the States-General, and States of Holland: The additional Vote concerning the Payment of the Moiety of the Excise granted to Derby, to a Treasurer, named and appointed to receive the same: The Ordinance for Two thousand Pounds out of the Receipts of the Excise, for the Forces of Lancashire.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee of Sussex be desired to send Two hundred Foot out of the County of Sussex, for the Inforcing of the Garison of Abingdon; and that Money shall be provided for the Pay of them.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee of Kent be desired, That the Troop of Dragoons that were raised in that County, for the Service of Hants, That Service being ended, may be employed at Abingdon; and that Pay be provided for them.
Sir Henry Vane junior brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Letters to be sent to the States-General, and States of Holland, and to the Two Ordinances carried up by him.
Resolved, &c. That Major-General Browne be desired to go down to Abingdon, for the better Security of that Place, for Six Months longer, as the House shall give further Order: And that his Service in the House be dispensed with, in the mean time.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, this Afternoon, to consider of the State and Condition of the Foot, and their Strength, at Abingdon; and to take care for the Security of that Place: And that Major-General Browne be desired to repair to the Committee, to give his Advice and Information concerning that Place.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Benjamin Weston shall have Leave to go into the Country, and to be absent from the Service of the House for a Month.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of the Three Counties of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks, to consider of casting the Two Troops of Horse at Abingdon into One Troop.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Sir John Bourcher to be High-Sheriff of the County of Yorke: And that the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England do grant him a Patent accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of Hertfordshire, to consider of the Names of Three sitting Persons to be presented to the House; to the end the House may, out of them, make Choice of One to be HighSheriff of the said County.
The House being acquainted, That divers of the Gen tlemen of the County of Bucks were at the Door;
They were called in; and presented a Petition to the House.
Which was read; and was, concerning the Election of Colonel George Fleetwood, and Edmund West, to be Knights of the Shire for the County of Bucks: And
It is thereupon Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Privileges; and to report their Opinions thereupon to the House.
A Paper from the Scotts Commissioners, of Novembris 6 , 1645, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the Messengers shall be admitted presently, though after Twelve of Clock: And that if their Message be concerning the Princes Rupert and Maurice, that the Business concerning them shall be dispatched presently.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Ayloffe and Dr. Heath;
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you, a Pass for Prince Rupert: They received it from a Committee of Lords and Commons appointed for that Purpose: They desire your Concurrence:-A Committee to take the Engagements of the Prince; . . which they likewise desire your Concurrence.- That the Lords have appointed a Committee of Four of their House, and desire a Committee of a proportionable Number, to confer about an Ordinance, lately sent from this House, concerning the College of Westminster; and to shew, What Grounds they had to displace John Okeley, from his Place of Receiver to that College; he having a Patent during his Life; and that the Committee may meet To-morrow Morning at Nine of the Clock, and when after they please, in the Prince's Lodgings. The Lords desire your Concurrence in making Dr. Kinge to be Master of Trinity-Hall in Cambridge.
The Pass and Instructions were read: And
Ordered, &c. That this Pass and Instruction, concerning Prince Rupert, &c. be committed unto Mr. Maynard, Mr. Holles, Sir Henry Vane junior, Mr. Sollicitor, Sir Wm. Lewes, Mr. Holland, Mr. Corbett, or any Two of them: Who are to meet thereupon this Afternoon; and to report the same to the House, To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, &c. That the Remainder of this Message be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.