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 Sabbati, 4 Julii, 1646.
A Letter from the Committee at Yorke, of 26 Junii 1646, representing the Necessities of their Country, and the insupportable Burden they groan under by reason of the Armies they lie under, was this Day read.
The humble Petition of Thomas Westroppe Esquire, by the Appointment, and on the Behalf, of the Inhabitants of the North-Riding of the County of Yorke, and of the Wapentake of Lomgbargh, within the said North-Riding, was this Day read.
A Petition, delivered from Thomas Richardson and Matthew Wilson, for and on the Behalf of themselves and other the Inhabitants within the Constablery of Danby, to the Committee of War at Yorke, with a Warrant annexed, under the Name of John Lesley, for appointing a Party of Eightscore and Fifteen Horse, with a Captain and Lieutenant, of Sir James Ramsey's Regiment of Horse, upon the Parish of Danby, were this Day read.
Mr. Thorpe reports the State and Condition of the Affairs in the North, in relation to the Armies there; and to the great Sufferings of the People by reason of those Armies.
He likewise reported other Particulars, that relate to the Affairs of those Parts; and some Expedients for their present Relief.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds be forthwith advanced and provided for the Forces of Yorkeshire, Bishoprick of Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland, and Westmorland: And that this Ten thousand Pounds be charged upon, and issue out of, the Compositions already made, or to be made, with Delinquents at Goldsmiths-Hall: And that the first Five thousand Pounds that shall arise out of the said Compositions, be paid to the Forces abovesaid: And that then Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army shall receive Five thousand Pounds out of the said Compositions, and so alternis vicibus, until the said Ten thousand Pounds for the Forces aforesaid be fully paid: And that it be referred to the Committee of the Northern Association to proportion and distribute the said Ten thousand Pounds.
Ordered, That, on Tuesday next, peremptorily, the first Business, the Reports from the Committee at GoldsmithsHall be made: And that no other Business intervene, or be admitted, to interrupt the said Reports: And that Mr. Speaker put the House in mind thereof.
Mr. Thorpe reports the Amendments, sent from the Lords, to the Ordinance for Ten thousand Pounds, in Course, out of the Receipts of the Excise or Grand Impost, for the Use of the English Forces in the Counties of Northumberland and Bishoprick of Durham: The which were read.
And, as to the First Amendment, of adding the Counties of Cumberland and Westmerland, they do agree: As to the Second Amendment, of adding the Words "of Lords and Commons," after the Word "Committee," in the Tenth Line, this House doth adhere to the Ordinance, as it went from hence.
Mr. Thorpe is appointed to acquaint the Lords herewith at a Conference.
An Ordinance for charging, upon the Receipts of the Excise, the Sum of One thousand Pounds, with Interest, to pay a former Thousand Pounds, Part of the first Ten thousand Pounds, charged on the Excise, for the Yorkshire Forces, and designed to Colonel Thornhagh's Regiment of Horse, upon a Design of pursuing the Enemy, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Sir Thomas Widdrington is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Ordered, That, out of the former Thousand Pounds, charged upon the Excise, as aforesaid, the Committee of the Northern Association do pay unto the Widow of one Tobias Smith, recommended by Sir Thomas Fairfax General, the Sum of Threescore Pounds, for her present Relief and Subsistence.
The House being informed, That Major-General Pointz, that commands in Chief the Forces of the Northern Association, who hath done many faithful and great Services to the Parliament, and is lately come from the Forces of the Northern Parts......;
He was called in; and related to the House the Posture of the Armies in the Northern Parts; and how they lie quartered; and of the good Correspondency that was between the Officers of the Army.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of One thousand Pounds be forthwith advanced and provided, and paid, upon Account, to Colonel-General Pointz, in Part of the Arrears due upon his Entertainment: And that this One thousand Pounds be satisfied by that Debt of One thousand Pounds, informed by Mr. Corbett to be owing to Sir Roger Palmer, a Delinquent, by some Gentlemen that are willing to pay it in.
And Mr. Corbett is appointed to bring in an Ordinance for the speedy and effectual Payment of this One thousand Pounds.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Two hundred Pounds be advanced and bestowed upon Colonel-General Pointz, as an Acknowledgment from this House of his great and faithful Services, to buy him a Sword, and a Couple of Horses: And that this Two hundred Pounds be forthwith advanced and paid unto the said Colonel-General Pointz, by the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, sitting at Haberdashers-Hall.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Resolved, &c. That Three hundred Pounds per Annum, of Lands of Inheritance, be settled upon Colonel-General Pointz, and his Heirs, for a Reward of his great and faithful Services to this Kingdom and Parliament: And that it be referred to the Committee for the Northern Association, to consider where this Three hundred Pounds per Annum may be had; and to bring in an Ordinance for settling the said Three hundred Pounds per Annum upon him, and his Heirs, accordingly.
Colonel-General Pointz was called in again: And Mr. Speaker, by Command of the House, acquainted him, That the House had taken notice of his good and faithful Services at Rowton-Moore about Chester, and at Newarke, and other Places; and gave him Thanks for the same. He likewise acquainted him, That the House had appointed One thousand Pounds of his Arrears to be paid to him, upon Account: And that they had bestowed Two hundred Pounds upon him, as a Mark of their Favour; and Three hundred Pounds per Annum, to be settled upon him, and his Heirs; and had put it in a Way for the granting and estating the same upon him accordingly.
The House being informed, That the Sheriffs, divers Aldermen, and ... of the Common-Council, were at the Door;
They were called in: And Sheriff Kenrick acquainted the House, That he was commanded by the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, in Common-Council assembled, to present unto this House a Petition, with the Copy of a Petition to his Majesty; upon which they desire to receive the Pleasure and Order of this House.
The First Petition was read; and was directed "To the Honourable the House of Commons, assembled in High Court of Parliament;" and was intituled, "The humble Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, in Common-Council assembled."
The other Petition was directed "To the King's most Excellent Majesty;" and was intituled, "The humble Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, in Common-Council assembled."
The which were both read.
The Petitioners were again called in: And Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, acquainted them, That the House had been all this Day upon Consideration of a very great and pressing Business; yet, hearing that some from the City, with a Petition, were at the Door, they were willing to call you in, and receive your Petition: The Petition is a Business deserves Consideration; and the House will take it into Consideration in convenient time.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath;
The Lords have commanded us to let you know, That they have received some Papers from the Scotts Army; which they were commanded to communicate unto you.
Ordered, &c. That the Northern Report be proceeded in on Monday Morning next, the first Business; and likewise, at the same time, the Papers from the Scotts Army, this Day sent by Message from the Lords: And that, immediately next after the Consideration of the Northern Report, and these Papers, the Reports concerning the Affairs of Ireland be proceeded in, and taken into Consideration.
Ordered, &c. That the Petition on the Behalf of Two Ridings of the County of Yorke, this Day presented by Sir Philip Stapelton, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Northern Association.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, to expedite the Completing and Sending away of Colonel Jones, and his Regiment of Horse, into Ireland.
Ordered, That Mr. James Fiennes, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Mr. Jennour, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.