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 Jovis, 27 , Novembris, 1645.
ORdered, That the Committee for the Ordinance concerning the University of Cambridge do meet Tomorrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer-Chamber: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesse, Papers, and Records.
Ordered, That the Committee concerning Sheriffs passing their Accompts be revived; and do meet on Saturday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer-Chamber.
Ordered, That the Committee for the publick Stores do give Order for the Furnishing of the Powder, Match, and Bullet, assigned, by former Orders, to the Garisons of Nottingham and Windsor: And that this Clause be added to those former Orders.
Mr. Rous reports the Amendments to the Ordinance concerning the Servants of the Prince's Family: The which were twice read; and, upon the Question, assented unto: And the Ordinance, with the Amendments, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That that Part of the Report from the Committee for regulating the Affairs of his Majesty's Children, which concerns the Payment of such Arrears for Servants Wages, Provisions, and other Necessaries, for his Majesty's Children, since the Parliament undertook the Charge of them (to be paid, upon Account, out of the Overplus of the Profits of the Mint, which shall arise there above the Eight thousand Pounds per Annum already assigned to the Earl of Northumberland; and that the Committee for his Majesty's Revenue take Order therein accordingly; and if the Profits of the Mint do not amount to discharge the same, then out of such other his Majesty's Revenue, as they shall think fit, in Course, after the Members are paid), be committed to the Committee of the Revenue; to examine, and present, in Certainty, what is to be thereupon paid unto them, and to whom; and to report the same to this House.
Resolved, &c. That the Lady Buller, Widow of Sir Richard Buller, deceased, who lost a great Estate for her Affections to the Parliament, and is now an Exile in Plimmouth, shall have the Allowance of Four Pounds per Week, for her Subsistence, out of the King's Revenue: And that the Committee of the Revenue do take care to make Payment thereof accordingly.
Ordered, That Mr. Nicholas, a Member of this House, who had formerly the Chamber of Mr. George Beare in the Middle-Temple bestowed upon him, shall have the Books and Manuscripts likewise of the said Mr. Beare bestowed upon him.
The House being informed, That divers Gentlemen of the County of Rutland were at the Door;
They were called in: And Sir James Harrington did present a Petition to the House.
The which (the Petitioners being withdrawn) was read.
Ordered, That this Petition be committed to the former Committee, where Mr. Knightley hath the Chair, to whom a former Business concerning Colonel Waite was referred: And That Committee is hereby revived: And are to examine the whole Matter of the Difference between Colonel Waite and the Petitioners; and to consider of some Course, How the Service may go on for the Safety and Peace of the Country; and represent the State of the Whole to the House; with their Opinions: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer-Chamber.
Sir Thomas Widdrington proceeded in his Report from the Grand Committee for Propositions.
The Branch of now the Twelfth Proposition, concerning the Taking away of all Wardships and Liveries, and of giving the King, in Recompence thereof, One hundred thousand Pounds per Annum, was read; and resolved, upon the Question, to stand as formerly it passed.
The Branch concerning the King's giving his Consent, and confirming the Proceedings of the Parliament of Scotland, was read; and resolved to stand as formerly it passed, if the Parliament of Scotland, or their Commissioners here, shall so think fit.
The Twelfth Proposition, now the Thirteenth, was read; and nothing done upon it at this Time, being under Commitment.
The First Part of the Thirteenth, now the Fourteenth Proposition; viz. That an Act of Parliament be passed, to declare and make void the Cessation of Ireland, and all Treaties and Conclusions of Peace, or any Articles thereupon, with the Rebels, without Consent of both Houses of Parliament; was so passed.
The latter Part of the Proposition, touching the managing the War in Ireland, was read; and nothing done upon it, being under Commitment.
The Fourteenth, now the Fifteenth Proposition, was read; and the particular Persons that shall expect no Pardon particularly voted; viz. Rupert and Maurice Counts Palatine of the Rhine, James Earl of Derby, John Earl of Bristoll, William Earl of Newcastle, Francis Lord Cottington, John Lord Paulett, George Lord Digby, Edward Lord Littleton omitted, quia mortuus, William Laud Archbishop of Canterubry omitted, quia mortuus, Matthew Wrenn Bishop of Ely, Sir Robert Heath Knight, Doctor Bramhall Bishop of Derry, Sir John Byron Knight, Sir Wm. Widdrington, Colonel George Goring, Henry Jermyn Esquire, Sir Ralph Hopton, Sir Francis Doddington, Mr. Endymion Porter, Sir George Ratclisse, Sir Marmaduke Langdale, Sir John Hotham omitted, quia mortuus, Mr. John Hotham omitted, quia mortuus, Mr. Hen. Vaughan, now called Sir Hen. Vaughan, Sir Francis Windebanke, Sir Rich. Grenvile, Mr. Edward Hide, now called Sir Edward Hide, Sir John Marley, Sir Nicolas Cole, Sir Thomas Riddall junior, Sir John Strangewayes, Sir John Colepepper, Mr. Rich. Lloyd, now called Sir Richard Lloyd, John Bodevile Esquire, Mr. David Jenkins, Sir George Strode, Sir Alexander Carew omitted, quia mortuus, Marquis of Huntley, Earl of Montrosse, Earl of Niddisdale, Earl of Traquaire, Earl of Carnewath, Viscount of Aboyne, Lord Ogilby, Lord Rae, Lord Harris, Lodowick Lindsey sometime Earl of Crawford, Patrick Ruthven sometime Earl of Forth, James Kinge sometime Lord Itham, Irwing younger of Drumin, Gordon younger of Gight, Lesley of Auchintoule, Sir Robert Spottiswood of Dunipace, Colonel John Cockran, Mr. John Maxwell sometime pretended Bishop of Rosse, Mr. Walter Belcanquell, and all such others, as, being processed by the Estates for Treason, shall be condemned before the Act of Oblivion be passed.
The Second Qualification resolved to stand; and the Persons following; viz. The Marquis of Winton, Tho. Lord Herbert of Ragland, Son to the Earl of Worcester, Caryell Moulineux Esquire, Lord Brudenell, Lord Arundell of Wardour, Sir John Wyntour, Sir Charles Smith, Sir Francis Howard, Son of the Lord Wm. Howard, of the North, Sir John Preston, Sir Basil Brooke, Lord Awdeley Earl of Castlehaven in the Kingdom of Ireland, Sir Henry Bedingfield, Mr. Sheldon of Beely; to be named particularly therein.
Resolved, &c. That, on Saturday Morning next, the House do proceed in the Report of the Propositions in the House.
Resolved, &c. That the Business of Ireland, appointed for Saturday, be adjourned till Monday next: And that it be then taken into Consideration, the first Business.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page;
The Lords have commanded us to return unto you this Minute of a Letter from both Houses, to the Parliament of Scotland: It moved from you; and the Lords do agree to it, with these Alterations:-An Order for a Day of Thanksgiving in the Eastern Association: To which they desire your Concurrence; and that it may be forthwith printed:-A Report from the Committee of the Admiralty, for a Salary to Doctor Walker; which they refer to your Consideration:-A Report, from the said Committee, for John Locker to be Master of a Ship: To which the Lords have agreed; and desire your Concurrence:-A Letter from the Governor of Flanders: Which they think fit to refer to the Committee of the Admiralty; and desire you to do the like:-A Petition from the Lord Cromwell; which they refer to your Consideration. They commanded us likewise to put you in mind of a Petition of the Earl of Chesterfield, Colonel Davies, and Captain Cannon.
The Amendments to the Minute of the Letter, to be sent from both Houses, of the Parliament of Scotland, concerning Belfast, were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto: And
It is Ordered, That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Irish Affairs do send away the same with Care and Diligence.
The Order for a Day of Thanksgiving in the Eastern Association was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Ordered, &c. That the House doth agree with the Lords, That the Letter from the Governor of Flanders be referred to the Committee of the Admiralty: Who are to present their Opinions thereupon to both Houses.
The Report from the Committee, of the Admiralty concerning Doctor Walker was read; and was,
"That, whereas Doctor Walker was chosen by that Committee to be Advocate of the Admiralty and Fleet, upon a Recommendation from the House of Commons; it was Ordered, That it be presented, from the said Committee, to both Houses of Parliament, for their Approbation in that Behalf; with a Desire to have a convenient Salary allowed him for that Service."
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Doctor Walter Walker to be Advocate of the Admiralty and Fleet.
And, as to the Business concerning a Salary;
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee For the Admiralty and Cinque-Ports, to consider, What is fit to be done; and to present their Opinions to the House.
Ordered, &c. That the humble Petition of the Lord Cromwell, and the Petitions of the Earl of Chesterfield, Colonel Davyes, and Captain Cannon, be taken into Consideration on Monday in the Afternoon, the first Business.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House hath considered their Lordships Message: And, as to the Amendments to the Letter to be sent to the Parliament of Scotland, touching Belfast; to the Order for a Publick Thanksgiving in the Associated Counties; to the Referring of the Letter, from the Governor of Flanders, to the Committee of the Admiralty and Cinque-Ports; and to the Approving of Doctor Walker to be Advocate of the Admiralty and Fleet; they do agree: To the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.