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, 17 Novembris, 1646.
ORdered, &c. That the Order for old Cloaths and Linen, for Relief of poor maimed Soldiers, be revived and continued in the same manner as the former was.
Ordered, &c. That Two Ton of Match, and Bullet proportionable, be forthwith provided and furnished for the Garison of Waymouth, out of the publick Stores: And the Committee for Powder and Ammunition is required to take care, and give Order, to furnish the said Match and Bullet accordingly.
A Letter from the Committee at Yorke, from Yorke, of Novembris 13 1646, making mention of some Mutinies that have happened there by the Soldier, for want of Pay, was this Day read.
A Letter from Colonel-General Pointz, from Yorke, of 13 Novembris 1646, relating the Manner and Outrageousness of a Mutiny happened there that Morning by the Soldier, for want of Pay, was this Day read.
And likewise a Letter, inclosed, from Colonel Matthew Boynton, Governor of Scarborough, from Scarborough, of 10 Novembris 1646, directed to Colonel-General Pointz, was this Day likewise read.
A Ordinance for Paying of Five thousand Pounds, out of the Receipts of the Excise, in Course, with Interest, at the End of every Six Months, next after the Engagement of the City of London, and the Five-and-twenty thousand Pounds for Ireland, for the Use of the Yorkshire Horse, and Dragoons, under the Command of Colonel-General Points, to be paid Wm. White Esquire, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, &c. That the Gentlemen, Members of this House, that are of the Committee of the Northern Association, do, this Afternoon, go to the Commissioners of Excise; and acquaint them with the sad Condition of the North, and the Exigencies of the Soldier there, and the sad Effects those Exigencies and Distempers of the Soldier have produced, and the sad Consequences they are like inevitably to bring to the whole Kingdom, if not seasonably prevented; and to treat and confer with them, how, upon this Exigent, Three thousand Pounds may be presently provided, out of the whole Excise of the North; and to report the Results of their Treaty To-morrow, and their Opinions thereupon.
Ordered, &c. That Directions be given to Colonel-General Points to call a Court-Martial, and to punish the principal Mutineers according to Law Martial.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of the Northern Association, to give such Directions to the Commissioners of Sewers, as may provide for the Repair of the Breaches upon the River of Humber, and in Holdenshire, and likewise upon the Walls and Town of Hull; and to prevent the like for the future: They are likewise to consider of the Informations given in concerning the Castle-Moat, and Wall fallen down at Newcastle, which hath brought down many Houses; concerning the Bridge of Newcastle; and the great Breaches, which the last Rain and Storms have caused to the Walls, and Prejudices of the River upon Tyne; and to consider of some speedy Course for the Repair of the Breaches and Damages so occasioned, as aforesaid; and concerning such other Matters as may concern the Welfare of that Place: They are further to consider of some Ways and Means to provide for the present and future Maintenance of the Forces of those Counties: They are likewise to consider of the Informations given in concerning the great Repair of Cavaliers into those Parts; and of all other Informations touching the Sufferings and Miseries of those Counties: They are speedily to meet upon these Matters; and to report their Opinions to the House, for a speedy Relief and Remedy in all these Particulars.
Sir Robert Pye is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire a free Conference, by Committees of both Houses, so soon as may stand with their Lordships Conveniency, upon the Matter of the last free Conference, upon the Ordinance for Sale of the late Archbishops and Bishops Lands.
Sir Robert Pye brings Answer, That the Lords will give a present Meeting at a free Conference, as is desired.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath;
The Lords have commanded us to put you in mind of the Business concerning the Duke of Yorke, according as it is expressed in this Paper: And likewise desire to put you in mind of the Petition of the Duke of Buckingham. They have likewise sent an Ordinance concerning Chester: Which they have agreed unto; and desire your Concurrence. The Lords have several times put the House of Commons in mind of making a Provision for the Duke of Yorke: Their Lordships do again insist upon it, as thinking it very necessary to be forthwith done; the Burden now being very great upon the Earl of Northumberland, for want of such Provision.
Sir Henry Vane reports an Establishment for the Maintenance of the Duke of Yorke, in relation to his House and Stable; and likewise a List of his Attendance: The which Estimate, for his Support, accordingly, amounts to the total Sum of Seven thousand Five hundred and Eighty Pounds per Annum.
The which Estimate, and particular Lists, were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and approved of: And
It is Ordered, upon the Question, That the said yearly Sum of Seven thousand Five hundred and Eighty Pounds be charged upon the Receipts of the Revenue: And the Committee of the Revenue is required to take effectual Order, That the said Seven thousand Five hundred and Eighty Pounds be duly and constantly paid, accordingly, unto the Earl of Northumberland, for the Use of the said Duke of York.
He further reported a Desire of the Earl of Northumberland's, That, so long as the Duke of Yorke shall con tinue in his Family, and under his Charge, the Choice of those Servants as are to attend him, may be left to his Lordship.
The which Desire the House approved of; and agreed it ....... to his Lordship accordingly.
The humble Petition of George Duke of Buckingham, a Minor, sent from the Lords, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, upon the Question, That the said Petition of the Duke of Buckingham be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of the Lords and Commons for Sequestrations; to examine the said Petition, and the Business therein contained; and report their Opinions to the House.
Ordered, &c. That the Petition of Sir Thomas Bowyer Baronet, and the whole Business concerning the Sequestration of his Estate, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations; to examine the whole Matter; and to report their Opinions to the House.
Ordered, &c. That the Ordinance, now sent from the Lords, concerning Chester; and the Ordinance, now under Commitment, concerning Chester; be read and reported on Thursday Morning next.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That, to That Particular concerning the Duke of Yorke, they have taken it into their Consideration: They have likewise taken the Petition of the Duke of Bucks into Consideration; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own: They will send Answer to the Ordinance concerning Chester, by Messengers of their own.
The Managers of the late free Conference are appointed Managers and Reporters of this free Conference; and were appointed to deliver Reasons for the Adhering of this House to the Rate, that the Demesne-Lands of the late Archbishops and Bishops, in Possession, should not be sold under Ten Years Purchase: They were likewise to communicate unto the Lords the Resolution of this House to add Three hundred Pounds per Annum more to the Salary already, and appointed to Alderman Fowke, as Comptroller, to make up his Salary Five hundred Pounds per Annum; and to desire the Lords Concurrence therein.
Mr. Reynolds reports from the free Conference, That the Lords do agree to the Instructions to the Contractors, that they shall not sell the Demesne-Land of the late Archbishops and Bishops, in Possession, under Ten Years Purchase, in such manner as they were sent from this House.
He further reported, That the Lords do agree to the additional Allowance of the Three hundred Pounds per Annum to Alderman Fowke, Comptroller.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee formerly appointed to treat with the Committee of the Common-Council, touching the speedy Advance of Two hundred thousand Pounds upon the Sale of Bishops Lands, do, this Afternoon, meet with the Trustees, and other Officers, appointed for the Sale of Bishops Lands; and acquaint them, That the Houses have fully passed the said Ordinance, and the Instructions; and to communicate All unto them, and put in present Execution the Subscriptions, and consider of all fitting Means for the speedy and effectual bringing in the Monies upon the said Ordinance; and to put all Things in a ready Course for the speedy Effecting of that Business.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to prepare Instructions for Walter Strickland Esquire, Resident for the Parliament of England to the States of the United Provinces, for his Return to that Employment and Charge there: And they are to bring in the said Instructions with all convenient Speed.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue, to furnish Mr. Strickland with such Sums of Money, as may accommodate him for his Return into Holland, to his Residency there with the States of the United Provinces.
Ordered, &c. That the humble Petition of Sir Robert Coke Knight, and the whole Business of the Sequestration of his Estate, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations; to examine the whole Matter; and report their Opinions to the House.
Ordered, &c. That the humble Petition of Wm. Lord Petre, Son and Heir of Robert Lord Petre, deceased, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations; to examine the whole Matter; and to report their Opinions to the House.
Ordered, &c. That the humble Petition of Henry Coke Esquire, and the whole Business of the Sequestration of his Estate, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations; to consider of the whole Matter; and to report their Opinions to the House.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee of the West shall have Power to disgarison and disband the Garisons of Dunster and Taunton, and Colonel Blague's Regiment, if they shall think fit.