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, Februarii 1, 1644.
Ordered, That the Grand Committee of the House do meet on Monday, at Eight of Clock, to take into further Consideration the Ordinance for Tonage and Poundage, and other the Affairs of the Navy.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Customs do forthwith pay the last Month's Receipts of the Customs to the Treasurer of the Navy.
An Ordinance for the Raising and Levying of the monthly Sum of Twenty-one thousand Pounds, by an Assessment upon several Counties, Cities, and Places, therein mentioned, towards the Maintenance of the Scotts Army under the Command of the Earl of Leven, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto a Committee of the whole House: Who are to meet upon it on Tuesday next.
The humble Petition of the Standing Committee for the County of Durham, on the Behalf of themselves, and the rest of the Inhabitants of the said County, was read; and referred to the Grand Committee for the Scotts Army.
Resolved, &c. That a Letter be written from this House to Sir Tho. Fairefaxe, to desire him forthwith to come to this Town.
Mr. Lisle is to bring in this Letter.
Sir Anth. Irby is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire them to take the Ordinance concerning the new Model into speedy Consideration; in regard of the important Necessity of the speedy Passing thereof.
Sir Philip Stapilton carried up to the Lords the Votes concerning the Bringing of the Scotts Southward; and the Ordinance for Monies for Portsmouth out of HaberdashersHall; and an Ordinance for Money unto the Surgeons out of Haberdashers-Hall; and also the Alteration made in the Power given to the Commissioners to treat (in all which he is to desire the Lords Concurrence); and the Names of divers Gentlemen to be added to the Committees of Caermarthenshire, &c.
A Letter from the Commissioners at Uxbridge, of Januarii 31, 1644, with divers Papers inclosed, expressing the Progress the Commissioners have made in the Treaty, was this Day read; and likewise an Alteration in the Ordinance that settles the Power in the Commissioners to treat, which establishes a Quorum of any Ten of them to treat, according to the Instructions given, or to be given.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to consider of the Difficulties, this Day informed by Mr. Recorder, arising upon the Perfecting of the Bishops Bill, according to the Propositions: And that Mr. Recorder do report the Opinions of the Committee to this House.
Sir Phillip Stapilton brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to all the Messages carried up by him.
Sir Anthony Irby brings Answer, That the Lords will take the Ordinance concerning the new Model into present Consideration; and send Answer speedily by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That the Train of Artillery for the Army, according to the new Model, be brought in from the Committee of both Kingdoms on Monday.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee, where Mr. Scawen has the Chair, to consider of some Course and Direction for the Issuing of the Monies, and taking the Musters of the new Army; and such other Propositions as they shall think fit, for the better regulating the Army, and husbanding the Monies, for the best Advantage of the Army.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to consider What General Offices they shall think fit to be established in the new Establishment, according to the new Model.
An Ordinance for reimbursing the Commissioners of Excise Fourteen thousand Five hundred Pounds advanced by them upon the Desires of the Houses; viz. Six thousand Pounds for my Lord General's Army, Four thousand Pounds for Sir Wm. Waller's Army, Two thousand Pounds for the Garison of Gloucester, One thousand Pounds for Colonel Norton's Regiment, and Fifteen hundred Pounds for Colonel Ashton's Regiment, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and sent up to the Lords for their Concurrence: And carried by Mr. Nicoll.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Potts do, on Monday Morning next, report concerning the taking off the Commodities of the Counties.
Resolved, upon the Question, That Twenty-one thousand Pounds per mensem be set upon these Counties, Cities,
and Places following, towards the Payment of the
Scotts Army under the Command of the Earl of Leven;
The City of London.
The County of Middlesex.
The City of Westminster.
The County of Kent, with the Liberties and CinquePorts.
The County of Essex.
The County of Surrey, with Southwark.
The County of Sussex.
The Isle of Ely.
The County of Suffolk.
The County of Norfolk, with the City of Norwich.
Lincolnshire, with the City of Lincoln.
Nottinghamshire, with the Town of Nottingham.
The County of York, with the City and County thereof.
The Town and County of Kingston upon Hull.
The County and City of Coventry.
The County of Cumberland.
Newcastle upon Tyne.
The County of Duresme.
The County of Westmorland.
The County of Northumberland.
Ordered, That this Twenty-one thousand Pounds to be charged upon these Counties, Cities, and Places voted, according to the Rate of Augusti 3, 1643.
Mr. Scawen, Mr. Recorder, and Sir Thomas Widdrington, are to apportion the Rates.