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 5 Octobris, 1646.
MR. Chambers desiring to be excused from Preaching before the Commons, on the next monthly FastDay;
It is Ordered, That Mr. Chambers be excused: And that Mr. Ash be desired to preach before the House of Commons, on the next monthly Fast-Day, at the Parish Church of Margarett's, Westminster: And Mr. Knightley is, from this House, to desire Mr. Ash to preach before the House of Commons accordingly.
Ordered, That a Warrant be issued, under the Hand of Mr. Speaker, 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 Tiverton in the County of Devon, in the places of Mr. St. Hill and Mr. Hartnoll, disabled to serve for the said Borough, during this present Parliament, by Judgment of this House.
Ordered, That all the Members of this House that will come, shall have Voices, at the Committee appointed to consider of the Division of the Parishes of Westminster.
A Letter from Colonel Fortescue, of 16 Septembris 1646, with the Articles for Surrender of Silly Castles, Forts, and Islands, inclosed; also a Letter from Colonel Fortescue, and Sir George Ayscue, of 11 Septembris 1646, from Penryn; were all this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of these Articles, now read, for the Surrender of the Islands of Silly, and the Castles and Forts there.
Ordered, That the Committee of the West do pay unto the Two Messengers, that brought the Articles and News of the Surrender of the Islands of Silly, the Sum of Forty Pounds apiece to each of them, for their Pains.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the West, to consider of some Way for satisfying the Monies promised and engaged to be paid, upon the Surrender of Silly; and to report it to the House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the West, to consider of and state the Damages sustained by Mr. John Upton, formerly a Member of this House, and by Mr. Boone, now a Member of this House, by the Staying and Seizing upon of a Ship of theirs, at Silly, by the late Governor and Officers there, and making Booty of the said Ship, and the Goods in her; and likewise of some Way or Means for their Reparations; and to report the same to the House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Admiralty and Cinque-Ports, to persue the Commissions given to the Sea Captains, and the General's Commission, and of the Captains at Land; and to take care, that they do agree, and be issued in the Name of the Parliament only.
Mr. Recorder reported several Letters directed to the Committee of both Kingdoms; viz. A Letter of 1 Octobris 1646, from Bristoll, from Captain John Crowther: A Copy of a Letter of 19 Septembris 1646, from the Castle of Dublyn, from the Lord Lieutenant and Council there, directed to Captain Richard Willoughby, Captain of the Globe, and Captain Matthew Wood, Captain of the Samuel, riding in Dublyn Bay: The Copy of the Answer of Captain Willoughby, and Captain Wood, of 20 Septembris 1646, to the Letter of the Lord Lieutenant and Council at Dublyn: A Copy of the Lord Lieutenant and Council's Reply, of 24 Septembris 1646, from DublynCastle: A Copy of a Letter from Sir Adam Loftus, and Sir William Parsons, of 22 Septembris 1646, to Captain Willoughby, and Captain Wood: A Copy of the Proceedings of a Council of War, held on board, the Twentyfifth of September 1646, by the said Captain Willoughby, and Captain Wood: A Copy of Captain Willoughby, and Captain Wood their Letter, of 26 Septembris 1646, from Dublyn-Bay, unto the Committee of both Kingdoms: Also a Copy of a Letter from the Earl of Ormond, and Council, from Dublyn-Castle, of 19 Septembris 1646, unto the Lord Inchiquin, Commander in Chief of the Forces in Munster.
A Letter from Captain Crowther, of 1 Octobris 1646, from Bristoll, directed to Mr. Speaker, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Proceedings of Captain Willoughby, and Captain Wood, Commanders of the Parliament's Ships in the Bay of Dublyn; and of the Results of the Council of War, aboard the said Ships in the said Bay, in their Transactions between the Earl of Ormond, and Council at Dublyn, and them.
Ordered, That the Committee for Irish Affairs do write their Letter unto Captain Willoughby, and Captain Wood; to acquaint them, that this House hath approved of their Proceedings with the Earl of Ormond, and Council at Dublyn; and to return them Thanks for the same; and to let them know, that they are to give those of Dublyn what Subsistence and Help they can conveniently, with regard to their own Safety.
Ordered, That Colonel Thornhagh, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That the Letters and Dispatches from Captain Willoughby, and Captain Wood, to the Committee of both Kingdoms, and Mr. Speaker, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland: Who are to advise with the Committee of the Admiralty and Cinque-Ports, upon the Matter of these Dispatches; and to prepare all Things fitting to be done upon this important Service, in Readiness to be offered, upon Occasion, to the Judgment of the House, for such Dispatch as will be requisite: And they are to meet this Afternoon.
Ordered, That Mr. Ayscough, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Mr. Burrell, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That the Report of the Business of Beaumauris and Radnorshire be made the first Business, To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Committee, formerly appointed to consider of the Relief of the Tenants of Delinquents, that have compounded, or that shall compound, that they be not prejudiced by such their Landlords Compounding, for the good Affections of such Tenants to the Parliament, do meet; and make their Report with all convenient Speed.
Mr. Bois reports, from the Grand Committee, the Alterations and Amendments to the Ordinance for Abolishing of Archbishops and Bishops within the Kingdom of England, and Dominion of Wales; and for settling their Lands upon Trustees, for the Use of the Commonwealth: The which were twice read.
The Names of the Trustees, to be named in the said Ordinance, presented by the City, were read; and, upon the Question, approved of; and were these following; videlicet, "Thomas Adams, Alderman, now Lord Mayor; Sir John Wollaston Knight; Sir George Clark Knight; John Langham, Alderman; John Fowke, Alderman; James Bunce, Alderman; Wm. Gibbes, Alderman; Samuel Avery, Alderman; Thomas Noell, Christopher Pack, John Bellamy, Edward Hooker, Thomas Arnold, Richard Glyde, Wm. Hobson, Francis Ashe, John Babington, Laurence Bromfield, Alexander Jones, John Jones, Richard Venner, Stephen Eastwick, Robert Mead, James Storey."
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree unto, and allow of, the Clause, in this Ordinance, concerning Surveyors.
The Amendments and Alterations were twice read; and, upon the Question, passed.
And then the Ordinance, with the Amendments and Alterations, upon the Question, passed; and is ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
And Mr. Bois is appointed to carry it to the Lords Tomorrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Committee, formerly appointed to treat with the Common-Council of London, or their Committees, upon Occasion of advancing Monies, upon the Credit and Sale of Bishops Lands, do acquaint them what Proceedings the House has made in that Business: And that they do treat and consider what is further fit to be done, for the expediting this Service of receiving the Subscriptions, and bringing in the Monies.
Ordered, That the Proposition, passed both Houses, concerning the Advance of Monies, upon the Sale of Bishops Lands, be printed.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of James Bunce, Alderman, William Gibbes, Alderman, of the City of London; Thomas Noell, Thomas Arnold, Richard Glyde, and Francis Ashe; to be Treasurers for the Receiving of such Monies, as shall be advanced upon the Credit and Sale of Bishops Lands; and for Receiving of Subscriptions.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Mildmay and Mr. Peck be added to the Committee for the Petition of the Creditors of Sir Allen Apsley.
Ordered, That Sir John Clotworthy do report, Tomorrow Morning, from the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland.
An Ordinance for the Passing of Two hundred Pounds per Annum to Mr. Hugh Peter, and his Heirs for ever, out of the Lands of the Earl of Worcester, or the Lord Herbert, or Sir John Sommersett, his Sons, the particular Lands passed being mentioned in the Ordinance, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.