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, 6 Octobris, 1646.
ORdered, That the Report of the Business of Beaumauris and Radnorshire be made, the first Business, Tomorrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Committee for Complaints, concerning any Breach of the Articles of Oxford, do make their Reports To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, &c. That, out of the Fines or Compositions of Francis Lord Seymour, Sir James Thynn, and Sir William Button, the Sum of Three thousand Pounds be paid unto Robert Jenner Esquire, to be employed for the Disbanding of the Soldiers of the County of Wiltes; and to be issued out by the Orders and Directions of the Knights and Burgesses, Members of this House, that serve for the said County, and for the Boroughs there.
The House being informed, That Colonel Bethell was at the Door;
He was called in: And Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, acquainted him, That the House had heard of, and taken notice of his many faithful Services, and of those Wounds and Hurts he had received; which would remain as Marks of Honour to him, and his Posterity; and did acknowledge those his good Services, and return him Thanks for them.
Ordered, That Mr. Gourdon, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Mr. Wheeler, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That the Reports and Ordinances, for Compositions made with Delinquents by the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, be made on Thursday Morning next, the first Business; and so until the Rising of the House.
Resolved, &c. That the Confession of Faith, brought in by the Assembly of Divines, be now read; and, next after That, the Ordinance for Payment of Fifty-five thousand Pounds to Mr. Davies, out of the Ordinances for Assessments for Ireland.
Mr. Boys carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, 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 humble Advice of the Assembly of Divines, concerning Part of a Confession of Faith, presented 25 Septembris 1646, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That it be resumed into Consideration on Friday Morning next, the first Business.
And the Question being propounded, Whether the House shall be resolved into a Grand Committee on Friday Morning next, the first Business, to take this Part of a Confession of Faith into Consideration;
The Question was put, Whether this Question shall be now put:
It passed with the Affirmative: And
It is Resolved, &c. That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee on Friday Morning next, the first Business; to take into Consideration the humble Advice of the Assembly of Divines, concerning a Confession of Faith.
Mr. Boys brings Answer, That the Lords will consider of the Ordinance carried to them by him; and will send Answer thereunto by Messengers of their own.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page;
The Lords have commanded us to deliver you this Petition: It is from the Earl of Lincolne, with his Accompt annexed; whereby it appeareth, that a great Sum of Money is due unto him; for Reimbursement whereof he had Assurance, by an Order of this House, signified in a Letter from one of your own Members; whereof here is likewise a Copy: The Lords do recommend this Case to your speedy Consideration; desiring, that he may be reimbursed, according to the said Order and Letter; whereby he may be enabled to supply his necessary Occasions, and pay his Debts occasioned by these Troubles: Also to deliver you this Ordinance, for the Earl of Warwick to be Governor of the Islands of Guernesey and Jersey, and the Islands adjacent: Wherein they desire your Concurrence. We are also commanded to deliver you, herewith, this Letter from the Bailiff and Jurats of Guernesey, directed to the Committees of both Kingdoms.
The Petition of the Earl of Lincolne, directed to the Lords, assembled in Parliament, and by them sent to this House; and, with it, the Certificate of the Committee of Accompts, concerning the State of the Accompt of the said Earl, delivered in by his Lordship to the said Committee, upon Oath, the One-and-thirtieth Day of January 1644; and likewise a Letter from Mr. Anthony Nicoll, a Member of this House, importing, amongst other Things, an Encouragement from the House to the said Lord to go on with his Levies; and assuring him, that, whatsoever Monies he shall disburse upon their Levies, the House will carefully see them reimbursed; were all this Dayread.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of One thousand Seven hundred Eighty-four Pounds and Four-pence, appearing to be due unto the Earl of Lincolne, by the Certificate from the Committee of Accompts of the said Earl's Accompt, this Day read, be allowed unto the said Earl, upon his Account.
And it is further Ordered, That the said Sum of One thousand Seven hundred Eighty-and-four Pounds and Fourpence, so certified to be due, and allowed, as aforesaid, be paid unto the said Earl, or his Assigns, by the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, out of the Fine and Composition of such Delinquent, as the said Earl shall nominate unto the said Committee, not yet disposed of: And that the Acquittance under the Hand of the said Earl, or his Assigns, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Committee and Treasurers at Goldsmiths-Hall, for the Payment of the said Sum of One thousand Seven hundred Eighty-four Pounds and Four-pence, as aforesaid.
A Letter from the Bailiff and Jurats of Guernesey, of 23 Maii 1646, directed to the Committee of both Kingdoms, and now sent from the Lords, was this Day read.
An Ordinance for appointing and constituting the Earl of Warwick Governor of the Islands of Garnesey and Jersey, and the Isles adjacent, thereunto belonging, now sent from the Lords, was this Day read the First and Second time.
The humble Petition of the Judge, Justices of Peace, and late Commissioners of the Islands of Jersey, was this Day read.
The Question was propounded, That this Ordinance shall continue for the Space of a Year from the Date hereof, and no longer:
And the Question being put, Whether this Question should be now put;
It passed with the Negative.
The Question being put, Whether this House shall concurr with the Lords in the Ordinance for making the Earl of Warwicke Governor of the Islands of Guarnesey, Jersey, &c.;
It passed with the Negative.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That, as to the first Particular of their Lordships Message, the House hath taken it into Consideration: And, to both, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, &c. That, on Monday Morning next, the Reports concerning the Prince Elector be made.
Ordered, &c. That, notwithstanding the former Order made for ceasing the weekly Allowances of Four Pounds per Week to the Members of this House, the weekly Allowance of Three Pounds per Week to Mr. Valentine, a Member of this House, being granted unto him by former Order, be continued, and still paid unto him, as formerly, with the Arrears thereof, by the Committee of the Revenue.