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, Martii 3, 1644.
THE humble Petition of divers Gentlemen of the County of Lincolne was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the Earl of Manchester be desired to call in the Commission granted by him to Colonel Edw. Kinge, for Governor of Boston and Holland in Lincolneshire.
Resolved, &c. That an Ordinance be brought in for the Raising and Maintaining of Men, and Two thousand Eight hundred Pounds monthly, from the First of January last, in the County of Lincolne, as the former monthly Assessments were laid for the Payment of such Force, as shall necessarily be raised for the Defence of that County: And this to continue for Six Months, unless Newarke and Belvoire-Castle be reduced within that Time.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of the County of Lincolne be enabled to receive, and pay to Two Ministers, One hundred and Fifty Pounds apiece yearly, out of the Revenues belonging to the Cathedral of Lincolne: Who shall constantly preach there, until there shall be Two Ministers settled, according to the Order of the House of Commons: That a Clause, to this Purpose, be brought in in the Ordinance: And that this Ordinance be brought in To-morrow Morning, by the Members of this House that serve for the County of Lincolne.
Ordered, That the Letters this Day received from the Province of Munster, in the Kingdom of Ireland, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Sir Anth. Irby reports, from the Committee at GoldSmiths-Hall, That Ten thousand Pounds for the Earl of Calendar is ready; and that Fifteen thousand Pounds, of the Thirty thousand Pounds assigned formerly for the Advance of the Earl of Leven's Army, will be ready at the latter End of this Week, to be sent with the said Ten thousand Pounds, and the Cloaths: And that the other Fifteen thousand Pounds, Remainder of the said Thirty thousand Pounds, will be provided, and ready, very speedily.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Colonel Sir Robert Pye.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve Mr. Riche to be Major of this Regiment.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Captain Bough.
Resolved, &c. That the Dragooners shall be formed into a Regiment.
The Colonel and Officers of the Dragoons were all reported; and approved. And
It is Ordered, That Sir Wm. Strickland do carry to the Lords the List of the Officers of Horse and Foot, for their Concurrence: He likewise carried up the Letters inclosed in Sir Wm. Waller's Letter, that were intercepted, and were from Sir Lewes Dive to Sir Jo. Berkeley, and the Earl of Bristol: And was to press them upon the Necessity of speedy passing that List.
A Letter from Sir Wm. Brereton, from Shrewesbury, of Februar. 26, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Sherrington Talbott and Mr. Rich. Dowdeswell, of Worcestershire, be sent up to the Parliament; and not exchanged, without the Consent of the Committee of Worcestershire.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Portman, Mr. Culme, and Mr. Strode, the Son of Sir Jo. Strode, be left to be disposed of by the Committee of the West.
A Letter from Sir Wm. Waller, from Ousteberry, of March the First, with Two Letters inclosed from Sir Lewes Dive to Sir Jo. Berkeley and the Earl of Bristol, were this Day read; and the inclosed Letters sent up to the Lords by Sir Wm. Strickland: And
It is Ordered, That the Letter be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Sir Wm. Strickland brings Answer, That the Lords will take the Lists into present Consideration.
Sir Rob. Harley carried up to the Lords the Orders concerning the Declaration upon the Proceedings of the Treaty to be prepared and published; and the Order for some of both Houses to go to the Common-Council: And whereas it was formerly ordered, That the Business concerning Thanks to be given to the Commissioners employed upon the Treaty, should be communicated at a Conference; It is now Ordered, That That Business be communicated at a Message: And was carried up by Sir Rob. Harley.
Mr. Grimston brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Ordinances for Twenty and Ten Pounds, to the Messengers that brought the News of the Taking of Shrewesbury: And, as to the Ordinance for the AdjuteOfficers in the County of Essex; and the Ordinance for conferring Mr. Blackwell to the Rectory of Merstham, in the County of Surry; they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That the former Order of this House, enabling Mr. Speaker to grant his Pass to Delinquents to come in, shall be printed and published: And it is referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall to compound with such Persons as shall so come in to the Parliament upon that Pass, for their Delinquency; and report their Fines to the House, for their Approbation.
Ordered, That the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall (notwithstanding the former Order) do consider of the whole Business concerning Sir Richard Holford, and of his Estate and Fine; and present their Opinions to the House.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of Five hundred Pounds of Mr. Edward Russell, for a Fine for his Delinquency: And that an Ordinance be brought in to discharge the Sequestration of his Estate, and his Delinquency.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. John Freeman, fined at Three hundred Pounds, and not paying the same, shall be sent for by the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. John Pennyng, fined at Three hundred Pounds, and not paying the same, shall be sent for by the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall.
Ordered, That Mr. John Covert, fined at Five hundred Pounds, be sent for by the Committee of Goldsmiths-Hall, for to pay the said Five hundred Pounds within Fourteen Days; or else to pay a Thousand Mark Fine.
Ordered, That Sir Benjamin Ayloff, fined at Two thousand Pounds, be sent for to the Committee at GoldsmithsHall, to give Satisfaction concerning his Fine; or else the Committee to sell his Woods for Payment of the same.
Sir Anthony Irby reports, from the Committee at GoldSmiths-Hall; videlicet,
According to an Order of the Honourable House of Commons, of the One-and-twentieth of this Instant February, re-committing unto us the Supply of Seven thousand Masquets, Thirty thousand Weight of Powder, with Match, and Ball, and Match, proportionable; and requireing us to consider and present some Propositions for the Procuring of further Credit to advance Monies for the Supply of That Army, and other Necessaries; and, for the present, can apprehend no better Expedient to raise Monies for the said Service, than what this Honourable House hath been pleased heretofore to recommend unto their Care, by several Orders; videlicet, by Compositions to be made with Delinquents, which lie committed, and are sequestred; or which shall come in upon the Declaration, or by the Speaker's Pass; and for Sale of such Mens Lands, who shall refuse to pay their Fines; and of such others, who have not yet rendered and submitted themselves unto the Parliament, and whose Estates the Parliament shall think fit to sell and dispose of: For which Purpose, this Committee have long since presented the Draught of an Ordinance to this Honourable House; which hath passed a Commitment; and is now desired may pass, if this Honourable Assembly shall think fit:
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of this Proposition; and assent thereunto.