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, 1 Octobris, 1646.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do forthwith pay unto Samuel Avery and Richard Bateman Esquires, Treasurers of the Customs, the Sum of Two hundred and Fifty Pounds, for so much received at Newcastle by the Commissioners appointed from both Houses to present the Propositions to his Majesty; as appears by a Bill, signed by them, bearing Date at Newcastle, 31 Julii 1646.
Ordered, That Five thousand Pounds be paid to the Executors of the Earl of Essex, towards the Discharging of his Debts, and desraying the Expences of his Funeral, out of the Rents and Estates assigned to the Earl of Essex by Ordinance of Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That so much of the Four thousand Five hundred Pounds, owing from the Estate of the Earl of Essex to the Countess of Essex, as shall come to the State, shall be paid and disposed by the Executors of the Earl of Essex, Five hundred Pounds to Major-General Mathewes; the Remainder to be disposed as a Reward and Recompence amongst his Servants, for their Service.
Ordered, That Thomas Wheeler, of White-Fryers, be appointed to receive the Monies assigned for the paying and disbanding the Forces of Worcestershire; and to give Acquittances and Discharges for the Receipt thereof.
Ordered, That Sir John Clotworthy's Accompts be brought in from the Committee of Accompts: And Mr. Prideaux, or Lieutenant-General Cromwell, are desired to go to the Committee of Accompts, to acquaint them with this Order; and to speed the Perfecting thereof.
Which was read; and was, That they had perused the Votes of both Houses communicated unto them by the Members of the Committee of both Kingdoms: And that, as they did formerly desire in their Paper of 11 Augusti last; so they shall be ready, on Thursday next, to conser, debate, and consult, with such as the Honourable Houses have thought fit to appoint: And, if their Committee cannot, with Conveniency, meet at that Time, they desire it may be as soon as possibly they can.
Ordered, That the Committee, formerly appointed to meet with the Commissioners of Scotland, do meet, this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, with the said Commissioners; to confer, debate, and consult, with them, concerning the Disposal of the Person of the King, according to the former Votes and Declarations of both Houses.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Widdrington do prepare, and bring in, an Ordinance for settling Five thousand Pounds per Annum, according to the former Vote, upon Sir Thomas Fairfax, General of the Parliament's Forces, and his Heirs for ever, out of the Estates assigned by a former Ordinance for the Support of the Earl of Essex, formerly General of the Parliament's Forces; or other Delinquents Estates, if those should not suffice.
They were called in: And Mr. Alderman Gibb informed the House, That they were commanded by the Common-Council to propound to the House, whether they thought fit to continue the Guards about the City; and, if they did, that then they would be pleased to grant Twelve thousand Pounds to the City, out of the Excise, or otherwise, as they shall think fit, for the Maintenance of them.
Mr. Pierpont carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Order for the Meeting of the Committee of both Houses with the Scotts Commissioners, this Afternoon, to debate concerning the Person of the King: The Ordinance for continuing the Commissioners in Ulster until the last of November next, according to their former Powers: And the Order for authorizing the Committee for Irish Affairs, during Six Months, . . give Conditions to Towns, Forts, and Persons, in Ireland.
The Lords have commanded us to bring you this Paper from the Scotts Commissioners: And, according to their Desire, the Lords have appointed their Committee to give them a Meeting, this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber; and desire, that your Committee may meet then likewise, if it may stand with your Conveniency. They have likewise commanded us to put you in mind of an Ordinance they formerly sent unto you, for the Appointing of Commissioners for the Great Seal: Which they desire you to take into Consideration. They have returned you this Ordinance, concerning the City of Chester: To which they do agree, with this Amendment: To which they desire your Concurrence.
Ordered, That the Members of this House that are of the Committee of the Army, with the Addition of Sir James Harrington, Mr. Snelling, Major-General Browne, Mr. Ball, Colonel Harvey, Mr. Greene, Mr. Walter Long, Mr. Scott, Mr. Allen, and the Knights and Burgesses that serve for the Cities of London, Westminster, Middlesex, and Surrey, be appointed to conser and advise with the Committee of the Militia, touching the Business concerning the Guards about the City; and report their Opinions, to the House, upon the whole Matter, on Thursday next.
The Gentlemen of the City, and Aldermen, from the Common-Council, were called in: And Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, acquainted them, That he was to return the Thanks of this House to the Lord Mayor, Court of Aldermen, and Common-Council: And that they had appointed a Committee to conser with the Committee of the Militia of London, concerning the Guards about the City; and to report their Opinions, upon the whole Matter, to the House, on Thursday next.
The Addition to the Ordinance concerning the City of Chester was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and was, That, if Francis Gamull shall, by both Houses of Parliament, be admitted to make his Composition for his Delinquency, then the said Francis Gamull shall receive Satisfaction for the said Mills, out of his Fine.
"Ordered, That the Committee, formerly appointed to meet with the Commissioners of Scotland, do meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Painted Chamber, with the said Commissioners; to confer, debate, and consult, with them, concerning the Disposal of the Person of the King, according to the former Votes and Declarations of both Houses."
|Sir Henry Vane junior,||Tellers for the Yea:||65.|
|Lieutenant-Gen. Cromwell,||With the Yea,|
|Sir Philip Stapilton,||Tellers for the Noe:||79.|
|Sir Wm. Waller,||With the Noe,|
Ordered, That the Members of this House, late Commissioners of the Great Seal, shall have a Thousand Pounds apiece bestowed upon each of them, in Recompence of their faithful Service in the Execution of that Trust, and paid unto them by the Committee of the Revenue.
Ordered, That the Earl of Kent, and the Earl of Bolingbrook, late Commissioners of the Great Seal, shall have each of them a Thousand Pounds apiece bestowed upon them, in Recompence of their faithful Service in the Execution of that Trust; and paid unto them, their Executors or Assigns, by the Committee of the Revenue.
Ordered, That the Members of this House, late Commissioners of the Great Seal, as a Mark of Honour unto them, and in Acknowledgment of their faithful Discharge of that Trust, shall, in all Courts of Westminster, practise within the Bar; and have Precedence next after his Majesty's Sollicitor-General.