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, 29 Junii, 1646.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners for the Great Seal of England, to present unto the Committee of the Revenue the Names of the several Serjeants that are appointed to go this Summer's Circuit; and to set down what Allowances are fit to be made to them respectively, with a reference to those Circuits they are appointed for, and in relation to former Precedents for Allowances, and to the present Times.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Fifty Pounds be bestowed upon Mr. Thomas Edwards, for his good Service to the Parliament, in Assisting of Colonel Mitton for the Reducing of North-Wales: And that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, sitting at Haberdashers-Hall, do forthwith advance and pay the said Sum of Fifty Pounds unto the said Mr. Thomas Edwards accordingly.
Ordered, &c. That the Sum of Five hundred and Ninety Pounds Eighteen Shillings be allowed and paid, by the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, out of the Fines or Compositions of Sir John Tracy and Sir Robert Tracy Knights, Delinquents, unto Mr. Nathanael Stephens, Mr. Hodges, or Mr. Pury, or the Survivor of them; to be issued and disbursed by them, or the Survivor of them, for the Payment of several Debts due to divers Persons or Citizens of Gloucester for Cloathing, and other Things, delivered by them, for the Use of the Army then under the Command of Sir Wm. Waller.
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Affairs of the Excise, and to the Committee of this House to whom the Examination of the said Accompt was especially referred; to meet together this Afternoon, in the Star-Chamber; and consider of a Discharge for the said Commissioners for the said One Year's Accompt; and also of an Ordinance for the Indemnity of the said Commissioners: And are to consider concerning the Signing of the Accompts by the Commissioners; and to report the same To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Mr. Holles reports, from the Committee, the Title of the Propositions: The which was twice read; and amended at the Table; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence; and was in bæc verba; viz.
WE the Lords and Commons, assembled in the Parliament of England, in the Name, and on the Behalf, of the Kingdoms of England and Ireland, and the Commissioners of the Parliament of Scotland, in the Name, and on the Behalf, of the Kingdom of Scotland, do humbly present unto Your Majesty the humble Desires and Propositions for a safe and well-grounded Peace, agreed upon by the Parliaments of both Kingdoms respectively; unto which we do pray Your Majesty's Assent; and that they, and all such Bills as shall be tendered to Your Majesty, in pursuance of them, or any of them, may be established and enacted for Statutes, and Acts of Parliament, by Your Majesty's Royal Assent, in the Parliaments of both Kingdoms respectively.
Mr. Fyennes reports the Declaration for saving the Liberties and Rights of the Parliament of England, for altering or repealing any Law that shall be made upon the Propositions: The which was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence, and that it may be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners; and was in hæc verba; viz.
WHereas the Lords and Commons, assembled in the Parliament of England, in the Name, and on the Behalf, of the Kingdoms of England and Ireland, and the Commissioners of the Parliament of Scotland, in the Name, and on the Behalf, of the Kingdom of Scotland, have thought fit to send to the King the humble Desires and Propositions for a safe and well-grounded Peace, agreed upon by the Parliaments of both Kingdoms respectively: The Lords and Commons of the Parliament of England do Declare, That it is not their Intention, that any Construction should be made thereupon, as if either Kingdom had any Interest in the Matter of each other's Propositions, or in the legislative Power of each other, concerning any of the said Propositions; but that it remaineth distinct in each Kingdom respectively: And that, notwithstanding any joint Proceedings upon the said Propositions, either Kingdom hath Power of themselves to continue, repeal, or alter any Law that shall be made upon the said Propositions, for the Good and Government of either Kingdom respectively. And it is hereby Declared, That both Houses are fully resolved to maintain and preserve inviolably the Solemn League and Covenant, and the Treaties betwixt the Kingdoms of England and Scotland.
Resolved, &c. That a Proposition concerning the Great Seal, and a Proposition for taking away the Court of Wards and Liveries, shall be now sent, with the other Propositions, to the King: And that this House will insist upon the Sending of the Votes, formerly passed this House, for Increasing of the Forfeitures of such Delinquents as have not rendered themselves before the First Day of May now last past: And that the Lords Concurrence be desired to the said Votes; and the said Propositions be taken into Consideration, the first Business, Tomorrow Morning.
Sir Thomas Widdrington, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Nathanael Fyennes, Sir Arthur Haselrigg, are appointed Managers of this Conference; and were to desire the Lords Concurrence to the Vote for sending the Fifth and Sixth Propositions, without any Addition; for communicating the Declaration for Saving of the Rights of the Parliament of England, in altering or repealing any Laws to be made upon the Propositions; to the Amendments of the Mistakes in the Thirteenth Proposition, and in the Second Branch of the Eleventh Qualification of the Sixteenth Proposition; and to the Votes, remaining with their Lordships, for Increasing of the Forfeitures of such Delinquents as did not render themselves before the First Day of May last.
They were likewise to acquaint the Lords, That all the other Amendments, mentioned in the Letter from the Scotts Commissioners, of 25 Junii instant, from Worcester-House, and in the Paper inclosed in the said Letter, are assented to; and also the Names of those Persons desired to be excepted in the Kingdom of Scotland, set down in a Paper of 25 Junii instant, delivered by the Marquis of Argile at the late Conference, and sent to this House by their Lordships.