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 Lunæ, 10 Novembris, 1645.
Resolved, &c. That such Foot as the Committee of Sussex shall be further able to spare for the Service of Abingdon, over and above the Two hundred formerly sent, shall be taken and entertained upon the Pay of the Parliament, for Four Months: And that their Arms shall be made good, at the End of the Service, out of the publick Stores.
Resolved, &c. That the Troop of Horse that the Committee of Sussex shall send for the Service of Abingdon, shall be entertained into the Pay of the Parliament, for Four Months: And that their Arms shall be made good, upon the End of the Service, out of the publick Stores.
Resolved, &c. That the Troop of Horse which the Committee of Kent shall send upon the Service against Dennington-Castle, shall be entertained into the Pay of the Parliament, during the Time of their Service there: And that their Arms shall be made good at the End of the Service: And that the Committee of Hants be desired to pay them the Arrears of their Pay for the Time of the Service they were employed before Basing-House.
Resolved, &c. That Captain Blagrave, being eldest Captain of Horse in Reading, be made Major of the Regiment there; and command the Three hundred Men that are to go out in the Service against Dennington-Castle.
Resolved, &c. That the Composition for Sir John Borlasse's Delinquency, shall be taken after the Rate of Eight Years Purchace, for the Fee-Simple and Reversions, upon a true Value, as it is brought in from the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall: And that an Ordinance be brought in to that Purpose: And that Three thousand Pounds of this Composition be employed for the Service of the Forces at Abingdon, according to the Vote on Saturday last: And, that the Remainder of that Composition be employed towards the Maintenance of the Forces voted to be sent to Abingdon, from Kent and Sussex.
The Pass and Instructions concerning Prince Rupert and Prince Maurice, and others, that are to go along with them, were read; and, with the Addition of these Words, viz. "That the Parties that are to pass, do particularly subscribe their Engagements, under their own Hands," and of Colonel Rosseter, to the Instructions, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered, That the Lords be acquainted with the Concurrence of this House, to the said Pass and Instructions, with the said Additions.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, forthwith to dispatch away the Messenger that came from Prince Rupert; and to appoint a sufficient Convoy to go along with the Princes, and their Company; and to dispatch away, and give Order to those that are to see the Pass and Instructions, agreed by both Houses touching their Transportation, put in due Execution.
Ordered, That Thomas Bettesworth junior, Esquire, HighSheriff of the County of Southampton, be added to the Committees of the said County: And that he shall have Leave to go out of the said County during his Sheriffalty, to the Service against Dennington-Castle, or elsewhere, for the Service of the Kingdom.
Ordered, That a Warrant do issue to the Clerk of the Crown, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, for a Writ, for an Election for a Knight to serve for the County of Southampton, in the place of Sir Henry Wallop, formerly chosen to serve for that County, and since deceased.
An Ordinance for the Payment of One thousand Pounds, in Course, with Interest for the same, out of the Receipts of the Excise, to be paid to Colonel Thornhagh, or Gilbert Millington, Esquires, for the Service of the Horse at Nottingham, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That the Lord Wenman, Major-General Browne, Mr. Whitelock, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Scott, Mr. Fountaine, Mr. Lane, Mr. Winwood, and Mr. West, do earnestly press the Commissioners of Excise to advance One thousand Pounds, Part of the Three thousand Pounds charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, for the Service of Abingdon: And that they do press the Necessities thereof: And that they do likewise take care, that the rest of the Monies upon the Excise may be advanced; and that the Monies upon the Compositions, assigned for the Garison of Abingdon, may be speedily and carefully brought in; and that the Cloaths for that Garison may be provided.
Sir Wm. Lewes carried up to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Vote for Colonel Mitton to be Governor of Oswestree: The Vote for Colonel Pope, and the Officers under him, to have Commissions to command the Regiment of Foot newly raised, for the Service of the Parliament: The Order for Fifty Pounds to be bestowed upon the Minister that brought the good News of defeating Sir Wm. Vaughan's Forces, out of Haberdashers-Hall: The Order for adding the Word "Excise" to the Ordinance for exempting the Traders to New-England from Customs and Impositions: The Ordinance for Five hundred Pounds, out of the Excise, for the Service of Dennington: The Vote for Adding of Three Gentlemen to be of the Committees for the County of Dorsett: The Vote for the Payment of Arrears to my Lord Lisle, out of the Twentieth-Parts of Delinquents to be discovered by him: The Vote for the Bestowing of Twenty Pound upon the Messenger that brought the News of Taking of Shelford-House: The Pass and Instructions touching Prince Rupert; and the Order for referring the Convoy and Dispatch of the Messenger from the Prince to the Committee of both Kingdoms: An Ordinance for the Payment of Five hundred Pounds in Monies, and One hundred Pounds per Annum, to the Daughters of Mr. Turpin, out of the Estate of the Lord Bankes, deceased.
Resolved, &c. That Five thousand Pounds, besides the Compositions already granted to Abbingdon, be raised and provided out of Delinquents Compositions, for the Service and Maintenance of the Forces at Abingdon, next after the Compositions already assigned for other Services.
Resolved, &c. That every Saturday Morning be appointed for hearing and receiving the Reports from the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, upon Compositions with Delinquents, and for the Reading of such Ordinances as are or shall pass upon such Compositions: And that no other Business be admitted to intervene: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind hereof, from time to time.
Sir Wm. Lewes brings Answer from the Lords, That, as to the Pass, Instructions, and Order, concerning Prince Rupert, they do agree: And, as to the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
They were called in: And Mr. Alderman Foulke did deliver, first by Word of Mouth, and then in Writing, a Remonstrance, and other Papers, upon an Answer desired to be given concerning the Lending of Fifteen thousand Pounds by the City, for the Service of Ireland.
Ordered, &c. That, on Friday next, these Papers, delivered by those from the Common-Council, be taken into Consideration: And that, at the same time, the Members of this House, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, do attend: And that whatsoever hath been transacted at that Committee, upon the Contract made with Mr. Davies, be brought hither: And likewise, that what hath passed this House, concerning that Business, be prepared in Readiness.
An Ordinance for continuing Five thousand Pounds, borrowed of the Treasurers for Plymouth, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Members of this House that are of the Committee of the West, to consider of, and state to the House, the Matters of the Complaints, sent up from Plymouth, of divers Persons that, upon any Execution of any Point of Justice, do make their Appeals to the Lords, and the Persons therein concerned are thereupon sent for, to attend the Lords House, to the great Prejudice of the due Government of that Garison, and likewise, of such as appeal to the Parliament: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Sir Robert Josselyn Knight to be High-Sheriff of the County of Herts. And that the Commissioners of the Great Seal do grant him a Patent accordingly.
The Lords have commanded us to bring you this Declaration of the Welsh Counties: They have conceived their Desires in this Paper upon it; and desire the Concurrence of this House. They have sent you their Desire, in this Paper, for Vice-Admiral Batten to command a Tower by Plymouth: This Report, for Colonel George Payne to be Governor of Abingdon; and for Captain John Blagrave to be Major of the Regiment at Readinge: To which they desire your Concurrence. They commanded us to put you in mind of the Scotts Officers Petition, and of Captain Cannon's Ordinance.
Ordered, &c. That the Sum of One hundred Pounds, collected by Francis West, High-Collector for the Subsidy in the County of Surrey, and seized on by Captain Thomas Grigson, for the Service of the Parliament, be allowed to the said Francis West, upon his Accompt, for the said Collection: And that he proceed in his Accompt; and the same be accepted and allowed of, notwithstanding the Seizing and Employing of the said One hundred Pounds to the Service of the Parliament, as aforesaid.
Ordered, &c. That the Case and Petition of the Earl of Nottingham be committed to the Committee for Petitions, where Mr. Goodwyn hath the Chair; to consider of some sitting Way for his further Support and Maintenance.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of Accompts, to call Colonel Kinge and Dr. Stane before them, and to state their Accompt, and what is due to Lieutenant-Colonel Lilborne from either of them.
Ordered, &c. That Thomasan Wyvell Widow shall have and enjoy the House late Sir Ralph Hansbye's in Grayes-Inn Lane, where she now liveth, Rent-free: And that she be discharged of the Four Pounds payable by her for the same to the Committee for Sequestrations. And
Ordered, &c. That the Sum of Nine hundred Sixty-three Pounds Fourteen Shillings and Two-pence, together with the Interest, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum per Annum, for the Forbearance thereof, from the Time the same was disbursed for the Service of the State, shall be paid unto Richard Aldworth Esquire, out of the Receipts of the Excise, in Course: And that Mr. Goodwyn do bring in an Ordinance for the Charging and Payment thereof accordingly.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee at Campden-House do weekly pay unto Sir Henry Anderson, now Prisoner in the Tower, the Sum of Forty Shillings per Week for his Subsistence, till further Order of this House.