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.
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.
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 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.
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;
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.