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 Martis, 14 Julii, 1646.
THE House being sat, Mr. Robert Goodwyn acquainted the House, That he attended the Pleasure of the House concerning the Propositions.
Mr. Speaker read the Title of the Propositions: Which were signed by the Clerks of both Houses.
Resolved, &c. That these Propositions shall be presented to the King.
Mr. Speaker delivered the Propositions to Mr. Robert Goodwyn, at the Table.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Twenty Pounds be bestowed on Gilbert Mabbott, one of the Servants to the Clerk of this House, for his Pains in ingrossing the Propositions, and for divers other Services done to this House during this Parliament: And that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, sitting at Haberdashers ...., do pay the said Twenty Pounds accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
An Ordinance for granting an Annuity of Three hundred Pounds per Annum, out of the Manor of Haddenham in the County of Bucks, unto Elizabeth Burghill, Relict of Colonel Robert Burghill, deceased, and unto Henry and Humphry Burghill her Sons, and the Survivor of them, during their natural Lives, in full Satisfaction of all Service, Pay, and other Demands whatsoever, due, or claimed to be due, to the said Colonel from both Houses of Parliament, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Wheeler, Sir Benjamin Rudyard, Mr. Tate, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Samuel Browne, Mr. Broxholme, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Henry Smith, Sir Christopher Yelverton, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Mr. Love, Mr. Boys, Mr. Scott, Sir John Temple, Sir Anth. Irby, Mr. Nicholl, Sir Arth. Hesilrige, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. John Browne, Mr. Selden, Mr. Purefoy, Mr. Rous, Sir Philip Stapilton, Mr. Ball: And are to meet upon it To-morrow in the Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Duchy-Court; and so from time to time.
Ordered, That it be referred to Sir Robert Harley, Mr. Miles Corbet, Mr. Hill, and Mr. Laurence Whittaker, to examine and search the Trunks lately come from Oxon; wherein, as is informed, there are many Instruments, and other Materials and Things belonging to the Mint, or fit to be made use of in the Coinage of Money; and to seize all such Instruments and Materials; and report them to the House, to be disposed as they shall think fit. And
It is further Ordered, That it be referred to this Committee, to examine the Information concerning the Collar of S S, and the Garter, engaged by the Lords at Oxon for Five hundred Pounds, or thereabouts, and are now in the Hands of Colonel Thomas Hammond; and to report the State of it to the House.
A Paper, from the Scotts Commissioners, of 13 Julii 1646, declaring their Consent, That the Propositions, as they are now agreed upon, be presented to his Majesty by Commissioners of both Kingdoms; and desiring, That these Words; viz. "and such Persons for the Kingdom of Scotland, as the Estates in Parliament there shall think fit;" may be added to the Fifteenth Propositions, immediately after these Words, "shall be Commissioners for the Kingdom of England;" and likewise desiring a corrected Copy of the Propositions, signed by the Clerks of both Houses; was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That a corrected Copy of the Propositions, signed by the Clerks of both Houses, shall be delivered to the Scotts Commissioners.
Resolved, &c. That this Paper be committed to the Consideration of Mr. Thorpe, Mr. Crewe, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Sir William Armyn, and Mr. Tate, as to the Addition desired to be made to the Fifteenth Proposition.
Ordered, That Mr. Crewe do proceed in his Report, from the Committee of both Kingdoms, To-morrow Morning.
Mr. Nicoll reports, from the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Western Associated Counties, the Opinion of the said Committee concerning the Reducing of the Garison of Exon.
And the Question was propounded, Whether this House will agree with the Committee, that the Garison of Exeter, as now it is, shall be reduced, and the Line and Outworks of the said City-slighted; and only a Garison of Two hundred Foot, with such Officers as shall be thought fit to keep the Castle, be continued there.
The Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
|Mr. Nath. Fienis,||Tellers for the Noe:||96.|
|Sir Arth. Hasilrige,||With the Noe,|
|Mr. Holles,||Tellers for the Yea:||73.|
|Sir Phil. Stapilton,||With the Yea,|
So that the Question passed with the Negative.
Ordered, That Two thousand Pounds be charged and issued, out of the Receipts of the Excise of the City of Exeter, and the County of Devon, and paid, upon Account, to such as the Committee of the West shall appoint to receive the same; to be employed for reimbursing such Monies as have been advanced by the Citizens of Exeter for Relief of the Garison, and towards the future Pay and Maintenance of the said Garison, in such manner as the Committee of the West shall direct: And that the Commissioners of Excise do give Order to their Sub-Commissioners of the said County of Devon, and City of Exeter, to pay the said Two thousand Pounds accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That Mr. Nicoll do proceed in his Report concerning the West To-morrow, the first Business; and that, next, the House do take into Consideration the Petition of the English Officers.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the West, to provide for the Pay of the Soldiers at Exeter; and likewise to take care to settle the Distractions of the Town and Garison there; and to present their Opinions thereupon to the House.
Ordered, That the Word "injoined," in the Order of 11 Julii instant, for the Lending of Twenty thousand Pounds for Colonel-General Massie's Forces, be made "desired."
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the West, and the Committee for Irish Affairs, to meet together, and consider how to dispose of Colonel-General Massie's Forces, upon their Reducement, for the best Advantage of the Kingdoms of England and Ireland.