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, 30 Martii, 1646.
MR. Lisle reports, from the Committee to whom the Consideration of the Petition of Sir John Danvers, one of the Members of this House, was referred, the State of the Case, upon the said Petition. And
It is Ordered, That it be taken into Consideration on Tuesday Sevennight, the first Business.
Ordered, That Mr. Tate shall have Liberty, and a Warrant, to send Two Geldings over into Holland to his Brother, Impost and Custom free.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Heath and Mr. Page;
The Lords have received a Book from the CommonCouncil of the City; wherein there are many scandalous Passages against the House of Peers: Their Lordships are likewise informed, That one Larner stands committed, by the Authority of this House; and therefore desire, That they may send for him, as often as they shall see Cause, to be examined touching some Particulars of the said Book, which concerns their Lordships:- Whereas Mr. Coleman, one of the Assembly of Divines, formerly chosen for the County of Lincolne, is newly dead; that Mr. Reuben Easthorpe, Rector of Burnbrough in the County of Lincolne, may be chosen a Member of the Assembly. They desire, That the Duke de Angoulesme may have a Pass for Two Horses, Remainder of a greater Number formerly granted to him.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree, That the Lords shall have Power to send for one Larner, who is a Prisoner, by Authority of this House, as often as they shall see Cause, to examine him touching any scandalous Passages against the House of Peers, in a Book delivered to the Lords from the Common-Council of the City.
Resolved, &c. That, as to the Adding of Mr. Reuben Easthorpe, Rector of Burnebrough in the County of Lincolne, to the Assembly of Divines, in the place of Mr. Coleman, lately deceased, this House will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, That this House doth agree, That the Duke de Angoulesme shall have a Pass for Transporting of Two Horses, Remainder of a greater Number, for which he had a Pass formerly granted; and which have not yet been transported by virtue of the said former Pass.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House hath considered their Lordships Message: And, as to the Sending for, and Examining of Larner, and the Pass for Two Horses for the Duke de Angoulesme, this House doth agree: And, as to the Adding Mr. Easthorpe to the Assembly of Divines, in the place of Mr. Coleman, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for Maintenance of Ministers in the County of Middlesex, and in several other Counties, be read the Second time on Friday Morning next.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of plundered Ministers, and the Committee of the West, to consider of the several Ministers of the Western Parts; and how the former Order of this House, commanding the Ministers of those Parts to go down to their Charges there, may be put in Execution; and to provide convenient Maintenance for them.
Mr. Reynolds reports the Draught of a Letter to be sent to the Prince, to invite him to come into the Parliament's Quarters: The which was read.
The Question was propounded, Whether these Words, "for your Honour and Safety," shall be added:
And then the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That the Word "forthwith" be added between the Word "come" and the Words "into their Quarters."
Resolved, &c. That this House doth assent unto this Letter to be sent to the Prince: And that the Lords Concurrence be desired herein.
Mr. Reynolds is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
He likewise carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, an Ordinance for Four thousand Pounds, out of Mr. Henley's Fine, for the Garison of Abingdon: And was to put them in mind of the Answer to the King's Letter, remaining with them; of the Ordinance for Continuance of the Excise; and of the Ordinance for Martial Law within the Lines of Communication.
Resolved, &c. That it be left to the Committee of Gloucester, and the Committee of Prisoners, to dispose of the Prisoners at Gloucester, in such manner as they shall think fit.
Ordered, That a Thousand Pounds be charged, upon the Receipts of the Excise, upon the Ordinance of the Eleventh of September 1643, to be paid, in Course, to the Committee at Gloucester, for their Service in Disposal of their Prisoners. And Mr. Pury is to bring in an Ordinance therefore.
Mr. Sollicitor, in pursuance of a Order of this House, presented a Commission for constituting and appointing the Lord Lisle Lord Lieutenant-General of the Kingdom of Ireland: The which was this Day read in Latin and English; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Sollicitor is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers-Hall, do pay unto Sir Piercy Smyth Three hundred Pounds, upon Account, to be deducted and allowed upon his Arrears due unto him upon his Entertainment in the Service of Ireland.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Heyman, a Member of this House, have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Mr. Drake, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That the House do sit To-morrow in the Afternoon, to read Ordinances, and receive Reports from Goldsmiths-Hall.