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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.