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 Martis, 10 Februarii, 1645.
ORdered, &c. That Mr. Speaker do issue forth his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue a Writ, for the new Election of Two Knights to serve in this present Parliament for the County of Nottingham, in the places of Sir Thomas Hutchinson, formerly chosen, and since deceased, and of Mr. Sutton, formerly chosen, and since disabled, for adhering to the Enemies against the Parliament.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Speaker do issue forth his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue a Writ, for the new Election of a Knight and a Burgess, to serve in this present Parliament for the Town of Carmarthen and Carmarthenshire, in the place of * * * *.
Resolved, &c. That Thanks be given to Major-General Browne, for his great Services, faithfully performed to the Parliament and Kingdom, in his Care of Abingdon, and other his good Services.
Mr. Speaker, accordingly, gave him the Thanks of this House.
Ordered, &c. That, this Day Sevennight, peremptorily, the Consideration of easing the People from their Sufferings under Committees be taken into Debate in this House: And that Mr. Speaker put the House in mind hereof.
Ordered, &c. That the Business informed against the Committee of Henley, of most cruelly using a Woman, and forcing out her Tongue, and nailing it to a Sign-Post, whilst Three Companies might march by, and the other Circumstances of her Usage, be referred to the Examination and Consideration of the Committee of Examinations: And that likewise the Information, concerning the Committee's rescuing one from Arrest, be referred to the Examination of this Committee: And they are suddenly to fall upon the Consideration of these Informations; and to make speedy Report to the House: And are likewise to consider of the double Contributions complained of.
Ordered, &c. That Sir Wm. Lower and Captain Dunbar, now Prisoners at Abingdon, who formerly served the Parliament, and have deserted their Service, be tried, and proceeded against, according to the Course of War.
Ordered, &c. That Major Colt, now at Gloucester, be sent for, as a Delinquent; and be delivered over to the Governor of the Garison of Abingdon, to be there tried for holding Intelligence with the Enemy: And the Committee of Gloucester are hereby injoined and required to send him to Abingdon accordingly.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. James Powell be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall do, peremptorily, and in the first place, pay the Eighteen hundred Pounds, formerly appointed to be paid by that Committee, for the Use of the Garison of Abingdon.
Sir Henry Mildmay is appointed to go to the Lords, to put them in mind of the Necessity of passing the Ordinance for Martial Law; and to desire them to expedite their Resolutions therein.
He is likewise to put the Lords in mind of the Order for Beating up of Drums for Volunteers; to put the Lords in mind of the Votes concerning the Church.
He carried likewise to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Order for Four Pounds per Week to Sir James Harrington for his present Support, out of Haberdashers-Hall: the Order for Colonel Nedham and Major Cambridge to have Commissions, the one to be Governor, and the other Mayor, of Leicester: And was to desire, That the Lords will concurr with this House, That the Members of both Houses, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, may communicate to the Scotts Commissioners the Vote of both Houses, for reducing the Number of the Scotts Horse; and to acquaint them, That this House is now in Agitation of the Propositions to be sent to the King; and to desire them to appoint another Time for this Conference.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Doctor Aylett;
The Lords desire a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning the CityPropositions sent from this House, to be now sent to the King. They do further desire to put this House in mind of an Ordinance they formerly sent to this House, concerning the Mastership of an Hospital in Leicester.
Ordered, &c. That the Ordinance, concerning the Master of the Hospital of Leicester, be taken into Consideration on Monday in the Afternoon, the first Business.
Resolved, &c. That the Members of both Houses, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, do communicate unto the Scotts Commissioners, the Resolution of both Houses for reducing the Scotts Horse to the Number prescribed by the Treaty.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, &c. That Sir Henry Mildmay do acquaint the Lords, That this House is now very busy upon the Propositions to be sent to the King; and therefore to desire them, That they will appoint some other Time for this Conference.
Ordered, &c. That, on Monday next, in the Afternoon, the first Business, the Ordinance concerning the Mastership of the Hospital of Leicester be reported, and taken into Consideration.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House hath considered their Lordships Message: And, as to the Conference, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own. They have appointed a Time to take into Consideration the Ordinance concerning the Mastership of the Hospital of Leicester; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Sir Henry Mildmay brings Answer, That, to all the Particulars carried up by him, the Lords will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
The First Amendment, from the Lords, to the First Qualification of the Fifteenth Proposition, was read.
And the Question being propounded, For adhering to the Excepting of the Earl of Derby, in the said First Qualification;
The Question was put, Whether this Question should be now put, or no:
And the House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
|Sir Wm. Waller,||Tellers for the Yea:||93.|
|Sir Peter Wentworth,||With the Yea,|
|Sir Antho. Irby,||Tellers for the Noe:||109.|
|Mr. Scawen,||With the Noe,|
Resolved, &c. That the Lords Amendments to the Fifteenth Proposition, and the several Qualifications, be taken into Consideration on Thursday Morning next.
The Question being put, Whether the House would agree to the Saving, sent from the Lords, to be added to the One-and-twentieth Proposition concerning Ireland;
It passed with the Negative.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee formerly appointed to consider of the Ordinance concerning Coats of Arms, and Heraldry, to consider of the Lord Saye's Claim to the Wardenship of the Cinque-Ports, and Constableship of the Castle of Dover: And that all the Lawyers of the House, and the Gentlemen that serve for the Cinque-Ports, be added to the said Committee: And are to meet at the usual Place To-morrow in the Afternoon.
Resolved, &c. That the Proceedings of this House, touching the Propositions to be speedily sent to the King, be communicated to the Lords at a Conference: And that this Conference be desired To-morrow Morning: And that the Lords be desired, if they shall concurr with what this House hath done, that they will concurr, they may be speedily communicated by the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to the Scotts Commissioners; and their speedy Answer desired: And that they be acquainted, That the Proposition concerning Delinquents shall be sent unto them.
Sir Thomas Dacres is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, at such Time as their Lordships shall think most convenient, concerning the Propositions to be forthwith sent to the King.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Justice Phesant and Mr. Justice Rolle;
The Lords have commanded us to wait on you; they have lately received a Petition from the City of London: They have taken notice of the great Affections of this City, and of their great Service to this Parliament, and the whole Kingdom: The Lords do incline to grant their Desires; and have resolved on Two Votes, which they have here sent you. They have likewise returned the Propositions concerning the City of London; and do desire they may be now sent to the King with the rest of the Propositions.
Ordered, &c. That this Message be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, at the same time when the City-Petition is considered.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House will take their Lordships Message into speedy Consideration; and send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, &c. That the Answer to the King's Letter be brought in To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, &c. That the Instructions for the Gentlemen that are to be employed into the West, be reported on Friday next.
Ordered, &c. That, To-morrow, Mr. Whittacre do sit in the Chair for Religion, for an Hour, to receive Mr. Bacon's Report, concerning the digesting the Votes passed both Houses, in Matter of Religion, into an Ordinance.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath;
The Lords have commanded us to bring you this Letter; it is from Major-General Skippon: The Lords have expressed their Sense of it in this Paper.- This Petition of Thomas Ellison; which they specially recommend to your Consideration.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of the West, to confer with the Commissioners of Excise, for the Granting of the Excise of the City of Bristoll, for Two Months, for the Maintenance of the Forces of the said City, unless the House do take further Order: And that an Ordinance be brought in accordingly.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House hath considered your Message; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.