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, 24 Martii 1645.
Ordered, That Captain Wingate, a Member of this House, shall have the Allowance of Four Pounds per Week allowed and paid unto him in the same Manner, and from the same Time, as other Members have received it: And that the Committee of the Revenue do pay him the said Four Pounds per Week accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. William Sedgewick, appointed by the Earl of Manchester to preach in the Cathedral Church of Ely, shall continue to exercise his Ministry in the said Cathedral Church; and shall have the like Allowance for his Pains in Preaching there, and shall be paid to him in the same manner, as he hath hitherto received the same, or as it was appointed to be paid unto him.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for Derbyshire Forces be read on Thursday Morning next.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to consider of the Articles upon which the Garison of Ashby de le Zouch was surrendered; and to consider of the Actions and Proceedings of those that are left in that House; and to report, What is fit to be done thereupon, to the House.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath;
The Lords have commanded us to put you in mind of a Letter of Invitation to the Prince, formerly sent from the Lords to this House: They desire a speedy Answer to it; because they conceive it necessary, for the Preventing of great Inconveniences, that the said Letter be forthwith sent away. The Lords desire a Conference, this Morning at Ten of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber, by a Committee of both Houses, touching the Propositions: They have sent you an Order for the Pardoning of Blase Adams, and others, Prisoners at Northampton: The Names of the rest were formerly sent to this House: And they desire your Concurrence herein:-An Ordinance for Roger Parker Gentleman to be Judge of the Admiralty for Devon and Cornewall: To which they desire your Concurrence: And an Ordinance for Mr. Richard Northan to be Rector of Harlaxton in the County of Lincolne: To which they desire your Concurrence.
Resolved, &c. That, as to the Letter of Invitation to be sent to the Prince, this House will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That this House will grant a Conference with the Lords, this Morning, in the Painted Chamber, at Ten of the Clock, as is desired: And that, as to the rest of the Messages, ... will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That the rest of the Particulars of this Message be taken into Consideration on Saturday Morning next.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Dr. Heath;
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you these Three Orders for Transporting of Horses into France: The one is, for the Count de Charo, Governor of Callis, to transport Ten Horses or Geldings into France, Custom and Impost free: The Second is, for Monsieur De Villequiers, Governor of Bulloigne, to transport Nine Horses or Geldings, Custom and Impost free, into France: The other is, for the Marquis de Moijy to transport Twelve Horses or Geldings into France; Custom and Impost free.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That Monsieur le Counte de Charo, Governor of Callis, shall have Liberty, and a Warrant, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, to embark at any Port, within the Parliament's Quarters, Ten Horses or Geldings, to transport them into France, Custom and Impost free.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That Monsieur Villequier, Governor of Bulloigne, shall have Liberty, and Warrant, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, to embark, at any Port within the Parliament's Quarters, Nine Horses or Geldings, to transport them into France, Custom and Impost free.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That Monsieur le Marquis de Moijy shall have Liberty, and a Warrant under Mr. Speaker's Hand, to to embark, at any Port within the Parliament's Quarters, Twelve Horses or Geldings, to transport them into France, Custom and Impost free.
Answer returned by the First Messengers; That this House hath considered their Lordships Message: And, as to the Conference, they do agree unto it, as is desired: And, to the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Answer returned by the Second Messengers; That this House hath considered their Lordships Message; and doth agree, That the several French Gentlemen shall have Passports for the several Numbers of Horses to be transported into France, as is desired.
Sir John Danvers carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for Two thousand Pounds, out of the Excise, for Powder, Match, Bullet, and Cloaths, for the Garison of Hereford: The Ordinance for Six thousand Pounds, out of the Excise, for the Officers of the Two Foot-Regiments at Gloucester: An Order for One hundred Pounds to Major Temple; for Twenty Pounds to Mr. Cleeve; for Eighty Pounds to Captain Taylor; One hundred Pounds to Major Blundell; One hundred Pounds to Colonel Washbourne; Ten Pounds apiece to the Trumpeter and Messenger from Northampton; Twenty Pounds for Mr. Roe; and for Twenty Pounds to Mr. Watson: All these Sums to be paid by the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, sitting at Haberdashers-Hall.
Sir John Danvers brings Answer from the Lords, That the Lords do agree to the Ordinance for Two thousand Pounds, out of the Excise, for Ammunition and Cloaths for the Garison of Hereford; to the Ordinance for Six thousand Pounds, out of the Excise, for the Foot-Officers of the Garison of Gloucester; and to the several Orders, for Rewards to several Persons, out of Haberdashers-Hall; except one for Twenty Pounds to Mr. Roe; unto which they will return an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Sir Thomas Widdrington reports the Matter of Fact, upon the Paper presented by the Scotts Commissioners, touching the Proposition for a safe and well-grounded Peace.
Resolved, &c. That the Matter of Fact, with the Reasons thereof, be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners, as to their Desire concerning the Preamble, Title, and Conclusion, of the Propositions formerly sent; and their Concurrence desired to the Four Lines to be admitted as Part of the First Proposition.
Resolved, &c. Agreed, "the Parliament of that Kingdom" to be added to these Words, "the Convention of the Estates."
Resolved, That the several Ordinances passed both Houses, concerning Religion, be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners.
Resolved, That the Consent and Concurrence of the Scotts Commissioners be again desired to the Fifth and Sixth Propositions.
Resolved, That their Consent be again desired to the Seventh, Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Propositions, as they were formerly sent to them: The House doth agree, That these Words, "the Parliament of Scotland," be added.
Resolved, That this Clause, desired by the Scotts Commissioners to be added, concerning the ratifying the Acts of the Convention of Estates, and Parliament of Scotland, shall be treated on by a Committee.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to a Committee, to make it appear unto the Commissioners of Scotland, That the Transactions of the Twenty-eighth of November, concerning Ireland, at Edenbourgh, are no Treaty: And that the Matter of Fact now stated, concerning the same, be communicated unto them.
Resolved, &c. That the Scotts Commissioners be desired to consent to the Propositions concerning Ireland, as they were last sent unto them: And that the Committee do treat with them thereupon; and give them Reasons for it.
Ordered, &c. That these Words, "the like for the Kingdom of Scotland," be added to the Sixteenth, Seventeenth, and Eighteenth Propositions, concerning the Militia.
Ordered, &c. That the Scotts Commissioners Consent be desired to the Eighteenth Proposition, concerning the Militia: And that it be referred to the Committee, to treat with them; and to give them Reasons for the consenting thereunto.
Ordered, &c. That the same Course be held for Conservation of the Peace between the Two Kingdoms, in relation to the Peace to be made upon the Propositions to be now sent unto his Majesty, as was provided, and agreed upon, in the Articles in the large Treaty.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
The House doth intend, That the Propositions concerning Delinquents, and the City, shall be speedily sent unto them.
Ordered, &c. That this House doth agree, That these Words, "the like for the Kingdom of Scotland, concerning the Nomination of the Lords of the Privy Council, Lords of Session and Exchequer, Officers of State, and Justice-General, in such manner as the Estates in Parliament there shall think fit," be added to the One-andtwentieth Proposition.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee, to treat with the Scotts Commissioners; and to give them Reasons, Why the House do insist upon these Propositions only for the present; not declining the Sending of the rest of the Propositions in convenient time.
Ordered, That the Lords be desired to nominate a Committee, to meet with a Committee of a proportionable Number of this House, that may have Power to treat with the Commissioners of Scotland, as aforesaid, to communicate the Matter of Fact, Votes, and Resolutions, of the Houses; and give Reasons, in pursuance of the same; and desire the Concurrence of the Scotts Commissioners to the Propositions, as they are now passed both Houses; and report their Proceedings to the Houses with all convenient Speed.
Ordered, &c. That, To-morrow, being the Day of Publick Humiliation, a Collection shall be made in all the Churches and Chapels within the Lines of Communication, and Bills of Mortality, for the Relief of poor maimed Soldiers: And the Lord Mayor is desired to give notice hereof to all the Ministers of all the said several Places accordingly: And the several Sums of Money, so collected, is to be paid unto the Treasurers for maimed Soldiers, by the several Collectors, on Friday next, at Tallowchandlers-Hall.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree and appoint, That the Earl of Nottingham shall have Five hundred Pounds per Annum allowed him, out of the Sequestrations of Papists Estates in the County of Surry, for his better Support and Maintenance: And that the Committee of Sequestrations of the said County do make full and due Payment of the said Five hundred Pounds per Annum unto him accordingly.
Mr. Nathanael Fienis reports the Conference concerning the Propositions of Delinquents, and the Militia of London; and likewise a Letter from his Majesty; which they have sent to this House; and desire, That it may, by the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners.
He read the Letter.
He then reported the Sense of the Lords House, delivered at this Conference, concerning this Letter: Which he likewise read.
"The Lords, conceiving that there are divers Particulars in this Letter, whereof a happy Use may be made, conducing to the Peace of the Three Kingdoms, do desire, That a Committee of both Houses may be appointed to consider of the Letter; and to frame an Answer to the said Letter; and to report the same to the Houses: Which Answer being agreed upon by the Houses, it may be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners; and their Concurrence desired therein, if they shall approve of it; that so, by a joint Consent, an Answer may be sent to his Majesty's Letter."
He farther reported, That the Lords had appointed a Committee of Fifteen, whereof Five to be of the Quorum; and desire this House to appoint a Committee of a proportionable Number: And that they may meet, this Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings.
Ordered, &c. That the whole Matter of this Report be taken into Consideration on Thursday Morning next, the first Business.
Ordered, &c. That the Treasurers for the maimed Soldiers at Christ-Church be authorized and do receive the Four thousand Pounds of the Commissioners of Excise, given, by Two late Ordinances of Parliament, for Widows and Wives of Officers and Soldiers, for the Waggoners, and Train of Artillery, serving under the Earl of Essex and Sir Wm. Waller: And that they do pay the said Persons according to those Books, they being fittest to do it, as having paid them formerly; and thereby will be enabled to make a perfect Accompt of those Receipts and Payments together, to the Committee of Accompts: And that the Committee may go on to perfect the List for those Widows and Wives of Officers and Soldiers; as also for the Waggoners, and Train of Artillery, as have not yet shewn their Warrants and Certificates; and that they may order the Payment of the Remainder of the Monies yet undisposed, to be paid according to such List as they shall bring into the House.