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 Jovis, 23 Julii, 1646.
REsolved, &c. That a Warrant be issued, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for a Writ to be issued, for the Election of Two Knights of the Shire for the County of Cornewall, in the places of Sir Bevill Greenvile and Sir Alexander Carewe, disabled, by Judgment of this House, to sit or serve any longer as Members in this Parliament, and sithence deceased.
Resolved, &c. That a Warrant be issued, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for a Writ to be issued, for the Election of Two Burgesses for the Borough of Ludlowe in the County of Salop, in the places of Mr. Ralph Goodwyn and Mr. Charles Baldwyn, disabled, by Judgment of this House, to sit or serve any longer as Members in this present Parliament.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker shall have the Use of Goring-House, with all Furniture and Houshold-stuff therein, for his Accommodation, until the French Ambassador Extraordinary (for whom the said House was made ready) shall return again to it, or until this House take further Order.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning the East-India Company be reported, on this Day Sevennight, the first Business.
Ordered, That the whole Business concerning Sir Richard Onslowe be reported To-morrow Sevennight; both the Book, and the Practice against him, this Day informed of.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Inhabitants of the several Places adjoining to the new Church in TuthillFields, Westminster, be read, the first Business, To-morrow Morning.
Mr. Reynolds reports, from the Committee, the Amendments to the Ordinance concerning the Sale of Delinquents Estates: The which were twice read.
A Proviso was likewise twice read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be added to the Ordinance.
And then the Amendments to the Ordinance were, upon the Question, assented unto. And
It is Ordered, upon the Question, That Mr. Yong, a Member of this House, nominated one of the Committees in this Ordinance, be, upon his own Desire, excused: And that Mr. Dennis Bond be nominated, in his place.
And then the Ordinance, upon the Question, passed; and is ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That the several Troopers and Dragooners, now at St. Albans, and the Places adjoining, do forthwith repair unto the several Counties from whence they were raised: And that their several Officers and Conductors be hereby required and injoined to see this Order effectually executed accordingly.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Eastern Association, to consider what is fit to be done with the Troopers and Dragooners that shall repair to their several Counties from St. Albans, when they shall come to their respective Counties; and also of the Safety of the Country: And are to persue the Order of 10 Aprilis 1646, concerning Major Babington's Horse; and, upon Consideration thereof, to report what they think fit to be done thereupon, to the House, To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Eastern Association, to examine the whole Business of the Mutinies and Misdemeanors committed by any Soldiers or Troopers of the Eastern Association, the Counties of Norffolk or Suffolk, or at St. Albanes, or elsewhere.
Ordered, That, out of the Monies charged, by Ordinance of Parliament, upon the Excise, for the Use of the Isle of Ely, so soon as the same shall fall due, and be payable, the Sum of Seven hundred and Fifty Pounds be paid to Mr. John Mosse; to be employed for Repayment of the like Sum taken up by the Members of this House, and paid to the Forces of the said Isle at their being before Newark: And that the Person or Persons, named in the Ordinance to receive those Monies, charged upon the Excise, for the Use of the Forces of the said Isle of Elye, do give an Acquittance for the said Seven hundred and Fifty Pounds: And that the Aquittance of such Person or Persons, and the Acquittance of the said John Mosse, together with this Order, shall be sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Commissioners of Excise for the Payment thereof accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
An Ordinance for securing and reimbursing to the Commissioners of Excise Fifteen thousand Five hundred Pounds, advanced by them for the Service of the Forces of the Western Association under the Command of Colonel Massie, together with Interest after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum, to be paid at the End of every Six Months, during the Time that the said Sum of Fifteen thousand Five hundred Pounds, or any Part thereof, shall be unpaid, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Sir Arthur Hasilrig, Lieutenant-General Cromewell, Mr. Nicoll, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Thomas Dacres, Mr. Morley, Mr. Buller, Sir James Harrington, Colonel Ven, Mr. Fleetwood, Mr. * Whittacre, Colonel Massie, Mr. Miles Corbett, Mr. Holles, Mr. Swynfen, Sir Phil. Stapilton, Sir Martin Lumley, Mr. Wray, Mr. Gourdon, Sir Robert Pye, Sir Samuel Roll, Mr. Bond, Sir John Bampfield, Mr. Shuttleworth, Mr. Wheeler, Captain Skinner, Mr. Scott, Mr. Rosseter, Sir Richard Onsloe, Mr. Strode, Mr. Brook, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Samuel Browne, Alderman Pennington, Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Roll, Mr. Bois, Sir Wm. Waller, Colonel * Leigh, Sir Wm. Armyn, Sir Henry Vane, Sir John Northcott, Mr. Marten, Mr. Ludlow, Mr. Blakiston, Mr. Hussy, Lord Fairfax, Mr. Richard Haughton, Mr. Chaloner, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir Edward Partrich, Mr. Sidney, Mr. Jesson, Mr. Ball, Sir John Burgoin, Sir Christopher Yelverton, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Tate, Mr. Crew, Mr. Armyn, Mr. Liegh, Colonel Moore, Mr. Lassells, Mr. Holland, Mr. Fienis;
This Committee is appointed to receive Complaints against all such as have been in Arms against the Parliament, or adhered to the Enemy thereof, and are come to live within the Parliament-Quarters; and to examine all such Complaints; and to send for Parties and Witnesses: And have Power to commit, upon Occasion. They have likewise Power to examine all such Matters concerning such Persons, who, being sequestred out of their Livings, do, notwithstanding, claim Possession thereof, or use their Function there, upon Pretence of any Articles, or otherwise: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Three of Clock, in the Inner Court of Wards.
Ordered, That the Declaration concerning Delinquent Ministers; and the Letter from the General, concerning the Breach of the Articles of Oxon; be read To-morrow Morning.