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House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 15 November 1645

Pages 342-344

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, 15 Novembris, 1645.

Prayers.

AN Ordinance for the Payment of Three thousand One hundred Ninety-one Pounds Five Shillings and Eight-pence unto Thomas Richardson, WaggonmasterGeneral, out of the Receipts of the Excise, in Course, with Interest for the same, to be paid by him, upon Account, to divers poor Waggoners (which Sum, with Interest, was, by former Ordinance, appointed to be paid to Alderman Fowke and Alderman Langham, for the Uses aforesaid), and for securing the same to such well-affected Person or Persons that shall advance the said Sum, or any Part thereof, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed: And

Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Gerard do carry this Ordinance to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Upon Mr. Scawen's Report from the Committee of the Army;

It is Resolved, &c. That the Moiety of the Proceed upon Compositions with Delinquents shall be employed for the Service of the Army, until Two hundred thousand Pounds, formerly granted to the Army out of Delinquents Estates, be paid: This Moiety to commence and arise next after the Monies already assigned upon Delinquents Compositions shall be satisfied: And that it be referred to the Committee of the Army, and the Committee of Goldsmiths-Hall, to consider of the State of the Monies charged upon Delinquents Compositions; and to bring in an Ordinance according to this Vote.

Ordered, That Mr. Pury do go to the Lords, with a Message from this House, to represent the State of the Army; and to press the absolute Necessity of passing the Ordinance for the Sale of Delinquents Estates; the Subsistence of the Army much depending thereupon.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to present the Sums of such Monies as have been received out of the several Counties, and paid to the Army, the Arrear that is due to them out of the several Counties; and upon what Counties any Arrear is chargeable: And likewise, that they do represent the Impediments they have met with in bringing in the Monies; and the Remedies they desire to be applied for Removing of the same.

Ordered, That the Treasurers and Committees, named in the Ordinance for the Maintenance of the Army under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax, shall continue and be Treasurers and Committees, for the Purposes in the said Ordinance, for the Space of Six Months, to be accounted from the End or Determination of the said Ordinance; notwithstanding such Determination thereof: And that the Committee of the Army do bring in an Ordinance for their Continuance accordingly, with such further additional Powers as may be necessary for the bringing in the Monies to be assessed and levied by the said Ordinance.

An Ordinance for punishing such Soldiers, as, being levied and imprested for the Service of the State, do run away from their Colours or Conductors, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, recommitted unto the same Committee.

Mr. Jennor reported several Ordinances for the Passing of Pardons to Delinquents under the Great Seal, whole Fines for their Compositions had been accepted of.

An Ordinance to authorize the Commissioners for the Great Seal to pass a Pardon, under the said Great Seal, in usual Form, unto Thomas Brooker, of Byford in the County of Hereford, Esquire, he being admitted to a Fine, and the said Fine accepted, for his Offence against the Parliament, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

An Ordinance to authorize the Commissioners for the Great Seal to pass a Pardon, under the said Great Seal, in usual Form, unto Thomas Hanmer, of Apley in the County of Salop, Esquire, he being admitted to a Fine, and the said Fine accepted, for discharging him of his Offence, for bearing Arms against the Parliament, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

An Ordinance to authorize the Commissioners for the Great Seal to pass a Pardon, under the said Great Seal, in usual Form, unto John Leming, of Colchester in the County of Essex, Gentleman, he being admitted to a Fine, and the said Fine accepted, for discharging him of his Offence of bearing Arms against the Parliament, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

An Ordinance to authorize the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England to pass a Pardon, under the said Great Seal, in usual Form, unto Christopher Pickering, of Tyckmarsh in the County of Northampton, he being admitted to a Composition, and his Fine accepted, for discharging him of his Offence of bearing Arms against the Parliament, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

An Ordinance to authorize the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England to pass a Pardon, under the said Great Seal, in usual Form, unto John Greene, of Epping in the County of Essex, Gentleman, he being admitted to a Composition, and his Fine accepted, for discharging him of his Offence of bearing Arms against the Parliament, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

An Ordinance to authorize the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England to pass a Pardon, under the said Great Seal, in usual Form, unto Thomas Strode, of Bowlish in the County of Somersett, he being admitted to a Composition, and his Fine accepted, for discharging him of his Offence of bearing Arms against the Parliament, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

An Ordinance to authorize the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England to pass a Pardon, under the said Great Seal, in usual Form, unto Thomas Dodd, of Edge in the County of Chester, Esquire, he being admitted to a Composition, and his Fine accepted, for discharging him of his Offence of bearing Arms against the Parliament, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

An Ordinance to authorize the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England to pass a Pardon, under the said Great Seal, in usual Form, unto John Anderson, of London, Gentleman, he being admitted to a Composition, and his Fine accepted, for discharging him of his Offence of bearing Arms against the Parliament, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

An Ordinance to authorize the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England to pass a Pardon, under the said Great Seal, in usual Form, unto Thomas Gunter, of Chichester in the County of Sussex, Esquire, he being admitted to a Composition, and his Fine accepted, for discharging him of his Offence of bearing Arms against the Parliament, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

An Ordinance to authorize the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England to pass a Pardon, under the said Great Seal, in usual Form, unto William Sandham, of Chichester in the County of Sussex, Esquire, he being admitted to a Composition, and his Fine accepted, for discharging him of his Offence of bearing Arms against the Parliament, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

An Ordinance for securing and repaying unto such Persons, out of the Excise, as shall presently lend Six thousand Pounds for the Service of the Forces before Chester, being Part of Ten thousand Pounds formerly charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, for the Service of the said Forces, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Ordered, That the Business concerning the Earl of Thomond's Sequestration be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, notwithstanding any former Order of this House: And that, in the mean time, his Estate be secured for the Service of the State, in case it should prove sequestrable.

Resolved, &c. That Two Members of this House shall be employed to the Parliament of Scotland.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Bainton shall be one of the Members appointed to be employed to the Parliament of Scotland.

Resolved, &c. That Sir John Corbett be one other Member appointed to be employed to the Parliament of Scotland.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue, to take care speedily to supply these Gentlemen employed to the Parliament of Scotland with necessary Accommodations for their Journey.

Ordered, That the Lords be desired to join with this House in nominating a Committee to go to the Parliament of Scotland.

An Ordinance for securing a Thousand Pounds, out of the Receipts of the Excise, in lieu of Fifty Pounds per Week, charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, for the Garison of Crowland, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

An Ordinance for securing and reimbursing the Commissioners of Excise Two thousand Pounds, with Interest for Forbearance of the same, advanced and lent by them for the Service of the Forces under the Command of Colonel-General Points, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Ordered, That Four hundred Pounds, of the Five hundred Pounds formerly granted to Colonel-General Points, and payable out of the Ten thousand Pounds formerly granted the Forces before Chester, out of the Receipts of the Excise, be forthwith paid out of the Six thousand Pounds now advanced by the City, upon the said Credit of the Excise: And that the Treasurer or Treasurers appointed to receive the said Six thousand Pounds, so lent as aforesaid, do accordingly forthwith pay the said Four hundred Pounds out of the said Six thousand Pounds, unto Henry Darley Esquire, a Member of this House, for the Use and Service of Colonel-General Points: And that the Receipt and Acquittance of the said Mr. Henry Darley shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Treasurer or Treasurers for so much as they shall pay hereupon: And that the other One hundred Pounds, Remainder of the Five hundred Pounds granted to Colonel Points, be paid out of the last Two thousand Pounds yet remaining to be paid of the said Ten thousand Pounds formerly granted out of the Excise, for the Forces before Chester.

Ordered, That the Sum of Ten Pounds shall be bestowed upon Wm. Wigfall, the Messenger that brought the Letter from Colonel Points, concerning the Gaining of Wiverton Garison, for his Pains: And that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers-Hall, do pay the same, accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That the Sum of Two hundred Pounds be freely bestowed upon Colonel Hugh Bethell, for his present Support, he being wounded in the Service of the Parliament: And that the Committees of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers-Hall, do pay the same accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Mr. Tate is appointed to carry to the Lords the Letters taken at the late Fight at Sherborne; and the Votes made by this House upon the reading the said Letters.

He was also to desire them to nominate a Committee to go into Scotland.

He carried to the Lords for their Concurrence, the Votes for Two hundred Pounds to Colonel Bethell; and for Ten Pounds to the Messenger that brought Colonel-General Points his Letter: And the Ordinance for Six thousand Pounds out of the Excise, for Chester.

The humble Petition of Sir John Hele Knight, was this Day read; desiring, That a Fine of Six thousand Pounds might be accepted for his Offence against the Parliament, and for his Fifth, and Twentieth-Part; the House having, by a former Vote, set the Fine of Ten thousand Pounds upon him for his said Offence.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Fine of Six thousand Pounds from Sir John Hele Knight, for his Delinquency and Offence against the Parliament; leaving him to Haberdashers-Hall for his Fifth, and TwentiethPart: And that, if he shall not comply herewith, and declare his Acceptance hereof to the Committee of the West, by Thursday next, that then the former Order for the Sale of his Estate shall stand: And that an Ordinance be brought in accordingly.

Ordered, That Mr. Alderman Pennington, a Member of this House, be examined, by the Committee at Haberdashers-Hall, concerning the Estate of Sir John Pennington.

Ordered, That Mr. Alderman Pennington do pay Two hundred Pounds, formerly ordered to be paid by him to the Party that discovered the Lord Macquire and Mackmobun, the Irish Rebels, after their Escape out of the Tower: And to give the House an Account hereof on Tuesday next.

A Letter from Lynne-Regis, of Novembris 10 , 1645, from the Sheriff, and others, was this Day read, concerning one Stephen Spratt, and one Thomas Richards; with divers other Letters and Papers inclosed: And

It is Ordered, That this Letter, with these Letters and Papers inclosed, be referred to the Consideration and Examination of the Committee for Examinations.

Ordered, That the Business of Ireland be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next, the first Business: And that Mr. Speaker put the House in mind hereof.