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 Mercurii, 10 Junii, 1646.
ORdered, That it be referred to the Commissioners of the Great Seal, to appoint Judges to ride the Circuits in all the Countries where with Safety they may go: And, if there be not Judges enough to go all the Circuits, that they do appoint Serjeants at Law to supply the Want of Judges: And that the Committee of the Revenue do confer with the Commissioners of the Great Seal, and settle sitting Allowances to such as they shall think fit.
Sir William Lewes,' Mr. Dennis Bond, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Alderman Pennington, Sir Dudley North, Mr. John Ashe, Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Hill, Mr. Herbert Haye, Sir William Constable, Mr. White, Mr. Baynton, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Mr. Walter Long, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Henry Vane, Sir Robert Pye, Sir Philip Stapilton, Mr. Sandys, Mr. Ball, Mr. Scott, Mr. Nathanael Fiennes, Mr. Boys, Sir Edmund Fowell, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Charles Egerton, Mr. Wallop, Sir Edward Aiscough, Mr. Broxholme: And all that will come, are to have Voices:
Mr. Wallop and Mr. Ball are particularly to take care of this Business:
This Committee is appointed to consider of the whole Debate, this Day had in the House, touching Landlords and Tenants; and to bring in an Expedient upon the said Debate; and to report it to the House with all Speed: And that this Committee be added to the Committee formerly appointed to consider of the Business of Tenants: And they are to meet upon it To-morrow at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer-Court.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page;
The Lords have commanded us to put you in mind of a Message they formerly sent unto you, concerning the Reception of the French Ambassador; and desire you will take it into speedy Consideration: And further to let you know, That the Ambassador's Steward, that is sent hither to provide for him, doth dislike Goring-House: And therefore their Lordships have thought fit, that Hatton-House should be appointed for the said Ambassador, if you think it convenient.
A Letter from the Prince his Highness, of 10 Maii 1646, from the Island of Jersey, to Sir David Cunningham; another Letter from the Prince, of 21 Maii 1646, from Elizabeth-Castle in the Island of Jersey; with a List of the Names of such Servants and Horses as his Highness expects to come to him to Jersey; were all this Day read; and nothing done upon them.
The Letters were delivered back to Mr. Whittacre.
Ordered, That Captain Wingate shall have Leave to be examined in the Cause which (as the House is informed) is now upon Tryal in the Commons Pleas; he being a material Witness therein.
Sir Robert Pye went to the Lords with the Message he was Yesterday appointed to carry to the Lords: And
Brings Answer, That, to all the Particulars of that Message, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Sir Peter Wentworth carried to the Lords the Votes concerning Delinquents, which he was Yesterday appointed to carry to them.
He likewise carried to them, for their Concurrence, an Ordinance for taking off the Delinquency of John le Hunt: And was to put the Lords in mind of passing the Pardon for Delinquents.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of Foreign Affairs, to consider the Way and Manner of the Reception of the Extraordinary French Ambassador, that the House is informed is coming over; and to peruse and consider of the ancient Manner of Entertainment of Ambassadors: They are further to consider, by what Authority or Commission Monsieur Augier doth act in France; and whether he be entertained and owned by the Court of France, as an Agent from the Parliament of England; and whether it be fit for him to have any other Commission: And that this Report be made on Friday Morning next.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House hath considered their Lordships Message; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Sir Philip Stapleton went up to the Lords, to desire them to expedite the Propositions for Peace.
An Ordinance for the Discharge of the Delinquency of Sir John Watts Knight was this Day read; and nothing done upon it.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to a Committee, to consider of the Articles for Surrender of Chirke-Castle; and of the Carriage of Sir John Watts since the Surrender thereof; and what the Engagements are from the Committee of both Kingdoms, or from Colonel Mitton, to him, upon the Surrender thereof: And that the Members of this House who serve for the County of Salop, be the Committee to whom this Business is referred: Who are to report the same to the House.
Ordered, &c. That Colonel Norton do make the Report of the Business of Portsmouth To-morrow Morning at Ten of the Clock.
Sir Peter Wentworth brings Answer from the Lords, That, as to the Ordinance for a Pardon to Mr. John Le Hunt, for his Delinquency; they do agree: And, as to the Votes concerning Delinquents, and the Form of the Pardon for their Discharge; they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Sir Philip Stapleton brings Answer, That the Lords are now in Consideration of the Propositions; and that they will lose no Time in this Business; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, &c. That the Ordinance concerning the Excise of Salt be read To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
A Letter was this Day read from the Earl of Cambridge, from Chelsey, of 2 Junii 1646, directed to Mr. Speaker, desiring the Restitution, as well of the Pictures and Goods in the Custody of the Earl of Denbigh, as all other belonging to him, wheresoever they lie, by any Order from this House.
Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Robert Pye, Sir John Danvers, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Corbett, Sir William Waller, Mr. Popham, Sir John Evelyn, Mr. Fiennes, Mr. Holles, Mr. Holland, Sir William Lewes, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Blackeston, Sir Dudley North, Mr. Abbott, Mr. Greene, Sir Philip Stapleton, Mr. Boughton, Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir Arthur Haselrige, Sir Thomas Wroth, Sir John Burgoyne, Sir Henry Cholmeley, Mr. Marten, Sir John Holland;
This Committee is appointed to consider of and examine, upon what Grounds the Pictures and Goods of the Earl of Cambridge were seized, and put in Custody: And are to confer with the Earl of Denbigh upon this Business, in whose Custody some of the Goods of the said Earl now are: They are likewise to consider and peruse such Informations, Papers, and Letters, as have come, concerning the said Earl: And are to meet To-morrow at Three of Clock, in the Court of Wards: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, and Records.