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, 15 Decembris, 1645.
THE Grand Committee of the House, according to former Order, sat, to take into Consideration the Business of Ireland.
Mr. Ashurst in the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
And the House was adjourned until Three of the Clock in the Afternoon.
Mr. Samuel Browne carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, Orders and Directions to be observed by those who have been in Arms against the Parliament, and have or shall come in to the Parliament's Quarters.
MR. John Goodwyn reports several Petitions from the Committee for Petitions.
Upon the humble Petition of the Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading in France;
It is Ordered, That for the Defraying of Expences of Suits, and other Charges of like Nature, by reason of Arrests and Seizures, made by the French King, of the Goods of the Merchants of this Kingdom trading into his Dominions, that an Ordinance be brought in, for enabling the said Company to collect of every Person, that for Two Years shall export any Goods or Merchandize from hence into any the Dominions of the said King, or which shall import any Goods from thence hither, Five Shillings upon every Hundred Pounds Value of the said Goods, according to the Book of Rates now established, and Six-pence upon every Ton of Wine, of the Growth of France, which shall, during that Time, be imported hither, according to the Prayer of the said Petition.
Upon the humble Petition of Anne Countess of Stanford;
It is Ordered, That, out of the Estate of Sir Henry Bedingfield, the Sum of Five hundred Pounds per Annum shall be paid to the said Countess, or such as she shall appoint, for the Support of the said Lady, and her Children, during the Pleasure of both Houses of Parliament.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Upon the humble Petition of Thomas Bedingfield Gentleman, now Prisoner at Lynn;
It is Ordered, That this House doth agree with the Lords, That he shall have a Pass to go beyond the Seas.
Ordered, &c. That the Sum of Three thousand Pounds be charged upon the Excise, to be paid, in Course, for the Making up and Payment of the full Fifth-Part of Arrears due to such Officers as were reduced upon the new Moulding of the Army, and which have not yet been satisfied the same: And that Mr. Scawen do bring in an Ordinance for this Purpose.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers-Hall, do pay unto Colonel Davies the Sum of Two hundred Pounds, upon Account, in Part of his Arrears, over and above the Fifth-Part to be paid to him upon his Reducement: The said Two hundred Pounds to be so paid, in Course, after other Monies to be paid by the said Committee are first satisfied.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee of Accompts do state the Accompts of Colonel Daves, and cast up and ascertain what is due to him from the State.
Sir Robert Pye carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Vote for the Continuance of the Commissioners of the Great Seal.
The humble Petition of the maimed and wounded Soldiers was this Day read.
An Ordinance for the Payment of Twelve hundred Pounds, by the Committee at Haberdashers-Hall, out of the Composition of Robert Henley Esquire, for the Satisfying of Physicians, Surgeons, and Apothecaries, and other Sums due for sick and wounded Soldiers, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, &c. That, out of the Three thousand Pounds, this Day charged upon the Excise, for the Payment of the Fifth-Part of Arrears to such Officers as have been reduced, and have not received the same, the Sum of Two hundred Pounds shall be paid unto Major Hercules Langrish, upon Account, in Part of what is due to him from the State.
Ordered, &c. That Sir Charles Egerton shall have Leave to go into the Country for Six Weeks, from the Time that his Pass shall be granted him by Mr. Speaker: And that his Service in the House be dispensed with during that Time.
Ordered, &c. That an Ordinance be brought in, to inhibit the Importation and Vending of sophisticated Wines: And Mr. Greene and Mr. Vassall are to bring in this Ordinance.