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, 15 Maii, 1646.
Ordered, That Mr. Nathanael Bacon, Mr. Francis Bacon, Mr. William Hayes, Mr. Herbert Hayes, Sir Thomas Wroth, Sir Harbottle Grimston, Mr. Grimston, Sir John Danvers, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Francis Gerard, Sir John Evelyn of Surrey, Sir Thomas Middleton, Mr. Sayer, Mr. Richard Darley, Mr. Walter Long, Mr. Brewster, Mr. Harrington, Sir Henry Cholmley, Sir William Masham, Mr. Aldworth, Mr. Liegh, Mr. Lilibone Long, Mr. Alderman Pennington, Mr. Abbott, Mr. Scott, Mr. Erle, Sir Edmund Fowell, Mr. Palmer, Sir Thomas Dacres, and Major-General Browne, be, and are hereby, added to the Committee of plundered Ministers.
Ordered, That Mr. Harman, a Member of this House, have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Mr. Millington, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Mr. Rigby, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Upon my Lord Mayor's Desire, That the Drawing forth and Training of their Forces may be put off to another Day;
The House doth approve thereof; and doth return Thanks to the City for their Care.
Upon Sir Henry Vane's Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms;
The Desires of the Committee of the Militia of the City of London concerning Captain Denton and Captain Hanson; a Letter from Sir William Brereton, Colonel Mitton, and other Commanders before Chester, of 10 Martii 1645, concerning the said Two Captains, and concerning Captain Layton and Captain Titus, Officers of Colonel Graves his Regiment; also the humble Petition of Captain Denton and Captain Hanson, with their Officers and Soldiers; were this Day read.
He further reported the humble Petition of Colonel Sanderson, on the Behalf of the Regiment of Reformadoes.
Which was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Desires of the Militia of London; the Petition of Captain Denton and Captain Hanson; and the Letter from Sir William Brereton, and the other Commanders before Chester, concerning the said Captains, and Captain Layton, and Captain Titus; be referred to the Committee of Accompts; to examine what Monies hath been paid to them, or any of them, either at London, or in any of the several Counties and Places where they have been employed, and by whom, and for what Service; and what Free-Quarter hath been taken by them, or any of them, or by any under their or any of their Command; and where; and what is remaining due to them; and for what Service; and to state and certify the whole Business to this House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Accompts, to audite and certify the State of the Accompts of Major Mathewes.
Ordered, That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, sitting at Haberdashers-Hall, do forthwith advance and pay, upon Account, unto Major Mathewes, the Sum of Fifty Pounds, to be accounted in Part of his Arrears, he having deserved much in the Service of the Parliament; and lies now in great Want, and under many Wounds received in the Parliament's Service.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Cheeke, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Sir Robert Pye carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, an Ordinance for Maintenance of the Garison of Hull: An Ordinance for giving further Security to the Treasurers for the Plimouth Duty: An Ordinance for continuing the Ordinance for Maintaining of the Garison of Bristoll: An Ordinance for Maintenance of the Garisons of Dover out of the Excise of the Cinque-Ports in the County of Kent: An Ordinance for a Pardon unto John Scrope Esquire, for his Delinquency: An Ordinance for a Pardon unto Sir Thomas Wilbraham, for his Delinquency: An Order for One hundred Pounds, out of Haberdashers-Hall, for Colonel Whalley: An Order for One hundred Pounds, out of Haberdashers-Hall, for Lieutenant-Colonel Carleton: An Order for Fifty Pounds, out of Haberdashers-Hall, for Mr. Rowe: An Order for Fifty Pounds, out of Haberdashers-Hall, for Captain Hooper: An Order for Thirty Pounds, out of Haberdashers-Hall, to the Messenger that brought the News of the Rendition of Banbury-Castle: An Order for Twenty Pounds, out of Haberdashers-Hall, for Captain Bedford: An Ordinance for Paying of the Sum of One thousand Pounds, and Interest, to Sir John Dridon and Mr. Crewe: An Order for Mr. Scawen to have Two thousand Pounds out of Doctor Warner's Fine: An Ordinance for Ten thousand Pounds, out of the Excise, for the Service of Ireland: An Ordinance to enable the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland: to raise Horse and Foot in England and Wales, to be transported for Ireland: An Ordinance for a Pardon to Mr. William Darwyn, for his Delinquency: An Ordinance for a Pardon unto Henry Widdrington Esquire, for his Delinquency: An Order for Thirty Pounds, out of Haberdashers-Hall, for Mr. Harlewyn: An Order for One hundred Pounds, out of Haberdashers-Hall, for Lieutenant-Colonel Muschampe: And an Ordinance for giving Security to the Advancers of the Forty thousand Pounds for the Service of Ireland.
Ordered, That Mr. Boate, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Sir Robert Pye brings Answer from the Lords, That, as to the Orders for One hundred Pounds for Colonel Whalley, One hundred Pounds for Lieutenant-Colonel Carleton, and One hundred Pounds for Lieutenant-Colonel Muschampe, out of Haberdashers-Hall, they do agree: And, as to the rest of the Messages, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
The House, according to Order, proceeded to take into further Consideration the First of the Four Papers from the Scotts Commissioners, containing their Answer to the whole Propositions.
Resolved, &c. That this shall be the Introduction to the First Proposition; viz. "Whereas both Houses of the Parliament of England have been necessitated to undertake a War in their just and lawful Defence; and afterward, both Kingdoms of England and Scotland, joined in solemn League and Covenant, were engaged to prosecute the same."
Resolved, &c. That these Words, "the Parliament of the Kingdom of Scotland," be added to these Words, "Convention of Estates," in the First Proposition.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page;
The Lords have commanded us to bring you a Minute of a Letter to the Prince, in Answer to his Letter: Wherein they desire your Concurrence; and that it may be signed by the Speakers of both Houses:-An Ordinance concerning the Isle of Wight: To which they desire your Concurrence:-An Ordinance for Mr. Elias Bond to be Lieutenant of the Isle, and Captain of the Castle of Portland: The Captainship was granted him; but the Lieutenancy of the Isle was omitted; which is now supplied:- An Ordinance for Sir Francis Drake to have Leave to go out of his County, notwithstanding his being Sheriff. The Lords have taken into Consideration the sad Condition of the Marquis of Winchester; that he wanteth Means to subsist: They desire, That the Allowance which was made unto him may be paid, with the Arrears. The Lords desire a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, concerning some Words used by a Member of your House at the last Conference, To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with your Conveniency.
The Minute of the Letter to the Prince was read; and ordered to be referred to the Committee formerly appointed to prepare the Letter which was sent to the Prince. And
It is further Ordered, That the former Letter, sent from both Houses to the Prince, and the Prince's Letter in Answer thereunto, be likewise referred to the said Committee: And that Mr. Jesson, Mr. Liegh, Sir John Clotworthy, and Sir Henry Vane, be added to the said Committee: And that they, or any Three of them, do consider of the Letter and Answer, and of the Minute of the Letter this Day sent from the Lords; and prepare and bring in a Letter to be sent to the Prince, from both Houses, in Answer to his Letter, To-morrow Morning: And are to meet upon it this Afternoon, in the Queen's Court, at Two of the Clock, notwithstanding the Sitting of the House.
The Ordinance for Continuance of the Ordinance for the Isle of Wight was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
The Ordinance for Elias Bond to be Lieutenant and Captain of Portland-Castle and Island was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
The Ordinance for Sir Francis Drake to have Leave to go out of his own County, notwithstanding his being Sheriff, was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Ordered, That the Allowance ordered and appointed to the Marquis of Winchester, for his Subsistence and Maintenance, together with all Arrears due since the same was so ordered, be paid to him, according to the former Order.
Resolved, &c. That this House will grant a Conference, To-morrow Morning, in the Painted Chamber, by Committees of both Houses, at Ten of the Clock, concerning the Words spoken by a Member of this House at the last Conference, as is desired.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House hath considered your Message: And, as to the Minute of the Letter to be sent to the Prince, they have taken it into Consideration; and will send a speedy Answer thereunto by Messengers of their own: And, as to the rest of the Messages, they do agree.
A Letter from the Scotts Commissioners, from Worcester-House, of 14 Maii 1646, was this Day read; and ordered to be read again, and taken into Consideration, on Monday Morning next.
Resolved, &c. That the House be adjourned until Tomorrow Morning at Eight of the Clock. And
Mr. Speaker adjourned the House accordingly.