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, 8 Junii, 1646.
ORdered, That it be referred to the Members of this House that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, or any Three of them, to examine the Informations this Day given by Mr. Speaker: And that they meet presently upon the Rising of the House: And are to meet in the Inner Court of Wards.
A Letter of 7 Junii 1646, from Sir Thomas Fairfax General, from Marston; together with the Articles of Agreement for the Surrender of Borstall-House and Garison; were this Day read: And the said Articles were, upon the Question, approved of.
Ordered, That a Letter of Thanks be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to Sir Thomas Fairfax General, for the Taking in of Borstall-House; and to desire him to give Thanks to Colonel Bulstrode, and the other Officers employed for the Reducing of the said Garison.
Mr. Whitelock is appointed to prepare this Letter.
Ordered, That, on the next Lord's Day, the respective Ministers of the several Churches and Chapels within the Cities of London and Westminster, and Lines of Communication, and weekly Bills of Mortality, do take notice of the late several Mercies of Almighty God to the Forces of the Parliament, in the Regaining and Reducing of the several Garisons of Tutbury-Castle, Dudley-Castle, HartleburyCastle, Ludlowe Town and Castle, and of Borstall-House; and to acknowledge and return hearty Thanks for the same: And that the Lord Mayor of the City of London be desired to take care, that timely Notice may be given hereof to the Ministers.
And Mr. Alderman Atkin is to acquaint the Lord Mayor with this Order.
Ordered, That the former Order, for Sending of Mr. Fountaine a Prisoner to Bristoll, be forthwith put in Execution.
Whereas, by Order of the Fifth of June instant, all the Members of this House that serve for any Place in the County of Somersett, and which are in the said County, are injoined forthwith to attend the Service of the House: It is this Day Ordered, That as well all such Members of this House that serve for any Place in the County of Dorsett, or for the Town and County of Poole, and are now absent from the House, as those also who serve for any Place in the said County of Somersett, do forthwith attend the Service of the House.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That these Words; viz. "upon the Sale of the respective Estates of the said Sir John Bankes, Mr. Justice Heath, and Mr. Justice Foster, or their respective Compositions;" be added to the Order of both Houses, of the Tenth of November 1645, concerning the Daughters of Captain Robert Turpine.
An Ordinance, sent from the Lords, for readmitting to their respective Places of Magistracy, in the City of Exon, Richard Sanders, Adam Bennett, and others, named in the said Ordinance, &c. was this Day read the First and Second time.
And the Question being put, For the Committing of it;
It passed with the Negative.
And then the said Ordinance was, upon the Question, assented unto; and passed.
Resolved, &c. That One thousand Pounds, more than the Two thousand Pounds, charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, for the Pay of the Forces of Abbingdon and Redding on the Third of this instant June, be charged upon the said Receipts, and added to the said former Two thousand Pounds, to be employed likewise, upon Account, for the Pay of the said Forces upon Muster.
An Ordinance for the Payment of the Sum of Three thousand Pounds, with Interest, in Course, out of the Receipts of the Grand Excise, to be employed for the Pay of the Forces belonging to the Garisons of Abbingdon and Redding, upon Account and Muster, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance for the Payment of the Sum of One thousand Pounds, with Interest, in Course, out of the Receipts of the Grand Excise, to be employed for the Pay of the Forces belonging to the Garison of Henley, upon Account and Muster, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
The Examination of Major Edward Smith, taken 7 Maii 1646, was this Day read.
A Letter from Mr. Henry Herbert, from Bristoll, of 19 Maii 1646, directed to Mr. Scawen and Mr. Pury; with the Examination of Mr. Barry inclosed, taken by some of the Committee of Monmouthshire, of 16 Maii 1646; were this Day read.
Ordered, That a Copy of Mr. William Barrie's Examination, subscribed by himself, and taken 16 Maii 1646, by divers of the Committee of Monmouthshire, sitting at Chepstowe, whose Names are subscribed, be forthwith sent to the Commissioners of the Parliament of Scotland residing at London.
A Letter from Mr. Edward French, from Preston, of 22 Maii, directed to Mr. Richard Shuttleworth, was this Day read.
Ordered, That, on Wednesday next, Sir Henry Mildmay do give an Account, to the House, of what he hath done in the Business concerning the Jewel appointed, by former Order, to be provided and bestowed, from this House, upon General Leven.
Mr. Whitelocke carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Thomas Liddell, for his Delinquency: The Order for One hundred Pounds, out of Haberdashers-Hall, for Mr. Roberts a Firemaster: The Order for Two hundred Pounds, out of Haberdashers-Hall, for Sir John Watts: An Ordinance for One thousand Pounds, out of the Excise, for the Forces of Monmouthshire: An Ordinance for Nineteen hundred Pounds, out of the Excise, for Mr. Cholmeley: An Ordinance for the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds, out of the Excise, for the Northern Forces: An Ordinance for One thousand Pounds to Colonel Birch, out of the Excise: An Ordinance for One thousand Pounds, out of the Excise, for the Pay of Henley Forces before Wallingford: An Ordinance for Three thousand Pounds, out of the Excise, for Pay of the Forces of Redding and Abingdon: And was to acquaint the Lords, That this House hath agreed to the Ordinance, sent from the Lords, concerning Exeter.
Sir Robert Harley was appointed to go to the Lords, to desire them to speed the Propositions, to be sent to his Majesty, for a safe and well-grounded Peace.
Several Letters and Papers from the Commissioners of the Parliament of Scotland, from Worcester-House, were delivered in to the House.
And it is Resolved, upon the Question, That these Letters and Papers shall be now read.
A Letter from the Scotts Commissioners, of 8 Maii 1646, from Worcester-House; together with an Order of the Committee of Estates of the Parliament of Scotland, of 31 Maii 1646, at Newcastle, signed "Lowdoun, I.P.D." concerning the Disbanding and Reducing of General-Major Vandrusques' Regiment; was this Day read.
Sir Robert Harley brings Answer from the Lords, That the Lords were now upon Consideration of the Propositions: And that they will send a speedy Answer concerning the Propositions, as soon as possibly they can, by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Whitelock brings Answer from the Lords, That they will send a speedy Answer to the several Messages, carried by him to the Lords, by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That the House do proceed to take into Consideration the Business of the Report made by Mr. Stockdale, from the Northern Committee, on Saturday last, and the other Particulars, appointed for this Day's Consideration, according to the former Order, the first Business To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, &c. That the Messenger that brought the Letter from Sir Thomas Fairfax, and the Messenger that came from Borstall-House, and brought the News of the Agreement for the Surrender thereof, shall each of them have the Sum of Ten Pounds apiece for their Pains: And that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, sitting at Haberdashers-Hall, do pay the said Ten Pounds apiece to either of the said Messengers accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.