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 Veneris, 24 Aprilis, 1646.
The Grand Committee of the House sat, to take into further Consideration the Ordinance concerning the Trade into the East-Indies.
Mr. Greene in the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Ordered, That the whole Business concerning the violateing the Privilege of Parliament by Edward Wood Draper, Thomas Bonner Draper, John Cosins Draper, Ralph Shirwood Mason, Philip Shirwood Mason, Robert Crissop Merchant, Roger Hutches Carpenter, Thomas Maddison Merchant, Ralph Dennen Barber, and James Cole Merchant, in pulling down a Shore of South-Shields in a riotous Manner (the same being Part of the Estate and Possessions of Sir Henry Vane Knight, a Member of this House), be referred to the Committee of Examinations; to hear the Parties; and to examine Witnesses; and report their Opinions to the House.
Mr. Crewe reports, from the Committee of Lords and Commons that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms for the Affairs of Ireland, certain Propositions for furnishing the Occasions of Ireland: The which were read.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve and allow of the Advance of Ten thousand Pounds English Monies forthwith, and Thirty thousand Pounds in Pieces of Eight, within the Month of June next, for the Service of Ireland, by the Treasurers of the Two last Ordinances for the Assessments of Ireland; the said Pieces of Eight to be valued at Five Shillings apiece; and to be delivered in Ireland; and to weigh Seventeen Peny-weight apiece at least.
An Ordinance for bringing in the Assessments by Ordinance for the Service of Ireland, and for Disposing of Monies for carrying on the War of Ireland, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Wheeler, Lord Lisle, Sir John Clotworthy, Mr. Tate, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Scawen, Mr. Allen, Sir Wm. Massam, Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir John Temple, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Mr. Bond, Mr. Rolls, Sir Gregory Norton, Sir John Francklyn, Sir Phil. Stapilton, Sir John Trevor, Sir Walter Erle, Captain Wingate, Colonel Ceely, Mr. Whitelock, Sir Mich. Livesay, Mr. Westroe, Mr. Massam, Sir Tho. Trenchard, Sir Dudley North, Mr. Rose, Sir Richard Onsloe, Mr. Blakiston: And are to meet upon it To-morrow at Two post meridiem, in the Star-Chamber: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Sir John Temple: And the Knights and Burgesses of the Cities of London, Westminster, the Counties of Middlesex, Kent, Essex, Sussex, Harts, Cambridg, Isle of Elie, Suffolk, Norfolk, Huntingdon, Buck', Bedford, Northampton, Surrey, and the Six Western Counties, are added to this Committee.
Ordered, That the Committee, appointed to communicate the Vote, concerning the Breach of the Privilege, to the Assembly of Divines, do meet To-morrow at Two post meridiem, in the Queen's Court: And that they do communicate the said Vote, according to former Order, to the Assembly of Divines, on Monday Morning next: And the Members of this House that are of the Assembly of Divines, are injoined to be all present at the Assembly on Monday Morning next; when this Vote, concerning the Breach of Privilege, is ordered to be communicated to the Assembly.
Ordered, That the Questions, appointed to be propounded to the Assembly of Divines, upon the Point of Jus divinum in the Matter of Church-Government, so soon as they shall be propounded and communicated to the Assembly of Divines, be forthwith printed.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Examinations, to examine and find out the Author and Printer of a Pamphlet, intituled, "Perfect Occurrences;" wherein divers Questions are falsly and scandalously printed, as Questions from this House, to be propounded to the Assembly, concerning Jus divinum of Church-Government; and also to examine them, From whom, or by what means, they, or either of them, obtained the Questions printed in the said Pamphlet: And that they do take Order, That the said Pamphlet be suppressed.
The Question was propounded, Whether Ten thousand Pounds, with Interest, should be charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, in Course, for the Service of Ireland:
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Mr. Knightley,||Tellers for the Yea:||37.|
|Sir John Temple,||With the Yea,|
|Sir Henry Mildmay,||Tellers for the Noe:||34.|
|Colonel Moore,||With the Noe,|
So as the Question passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds be charged upon the Receipts of the Excise and New Impost, in Course, with Interest for the same, for the Service of the Kingdom of Ireland.
The Question being propounded, Whether Ten thousand Pounds shall be charged upon Goldsmiths-Hall, in Course, for the Service of Ireland, upon that Part of the Monies that come in there, that is not charged for the Army;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Sir John Clotworthy,||Tellers for the Yea:||40.|
|Sir John Evelyn,||With the Yea,|
|Sir Arthur Hasilrig,||Tellers for the Noe:||36.|
|Mr. Marten,||With the Noe,|
So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Five thousand Pounds be charged upon the Receipts of the Monies coming in at Haberdashers-Hall, to be employed for the Service of the Kingdom of Ireland: And that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, sitting at Haberdashers-Hall, do pay the said Sum of Five thousand Pounds for the Service of Ireland accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for Sale of divers Houses and Lands of the Earl of Worcester, for the Payment of a Debt due from the Parliament to Mr. Hill and Mr. Pennoyer, Merchants, be read To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Ordered, That Mr. Nicolas Loftus, or his Deputy, be, and is hereby, appointed as Deputy to the Vice-Treasurer, to receive the Twelve thousand Pounds appointed for the Service of Munster; and all other Monies that are, or shall be, appointed for the Service of Ireland; and is to issue and pay out the said Monies, from time to time, by Warrant from the Lieutenant of Ireland.
An Ordinance for renewing the Commission to Arthur Annesley Esquire, Sir Robert King, and Colonel Wm. Beale, under the Great Seal, for Six Months longer, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
A Letter from Sir Thomas Fairfax, from Dorchester, of 19 Aprilis 1646, was this Day read; and ordered to be taken into further Consideration on Monday Morning next.
Upon Mr. Prideaux' Report from the Committee of the West;
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the said Committee, That, upon the Reducement of the Western Counties by Sir Thomas Fairfax, a standing Body, consisting of Horse or Foot, shall not be kept in the Western Association.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the West, to consider of Proportions for Assessments upon the Western Counties; and to bring in an Ordinance for Maintenance of the Forces of the Garisons, that shall be continued in the Western Association.