Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 5, 1646-1648. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Martis, 2 Februarii, 1646.
THE House being informed of a Declaration set forth by the Lords, concerning Compositions with Delinquents, by the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall; a Copy whereof was read;
Mr. Rigby, Mr. John Stephens, and Mr. Pury, are appointed to go to the Lords, to examine this Copy, and the printed Declaration, with the Original in the Lords Book.
Mr. Rigby reports, That he had been with the Clerk of the House of Lords: That he had examined it with the Original; and finds, that the Word "and" was first in the Book, and afterwards struck out in the Book; and that their Clerk had attested it: And that the Order for printing it was likewise entered in the Lords Book; and that their Clerk had likewise signed it.
Mr. Samuell Browne, Mr. John Stephens, Mr. Thorpe, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Pury, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Marten, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Wm. Lewes, Mr. Reynolds;
This Committee or any Three of them, are to consider, by what Power the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall sits; and in what Manner they act, and execute their Power; and to state the Matter of Fact, upon the whole Matter, to the House; They are likewise to consider of the Ordinances concerning Sequestrations; and of the Propositions by which Proportions are set upon Delinquents; and what Ordinances the Lords have passed for Pardons to Delinquents, and to whom; and in what Matters and Powers the Lords have concurred for the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall to act by: And are further to prepare Reasons, upon all, for a Conference to be had with the Lords upon it: And are to report To-morrow Morning, the first Business: And are to meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Queen's Court. And Mr. Stephens and Mr. Rigby are to take care of this Business.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Tate carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Order for the Fast to be observed on the Tenth of March next, to be humbled for the Growth of Errors and Heresies.
He likewise carried to the Lords the Order for Mr. Cecill to be Keeper of a Lodge in Theobald's Park: The Vote for Mr. Morbury to be Deputy Lieutenant of Cheshire: The Ordinance for the Sum of One hundred and Sixty Pounds per Week, out of the Excise of Hants, for the Garison of Portesmouth: The Ordinance for Pardon of the Earl of Carbury: The Order for One hundred Pounds to Mrs. Wyborroe, out of Haberdashers Hall: The Order for Six Pounds per Week, to the Lady Vicountess Rannalagh, out of the Treasure of Sequestrations at Guildhall, London: The Order for the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to grant Commissions of Martial Law to the Major General of the Army of Ireland, or to such others as he shall think fit, upon the Transport and Conduct of Soldiers out of England into Ireland: The Order for Wm. Bassill of Lincolns Inn, Esquire, to be Attorney General of Ireland.
Ordered, upon the Question, That the Report of the Ordinance, sent from the Lords, concerning Goldsmiths Hall, be made To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, to consider of the great Misdemeanors committed by the Soldiers designed for Ireland, upon their Transport in their Quarterings; and to take some speedy and effectual Course to redress these Mischiefs and Injuries that come upon the Country, for the free Quarter they take, and the Outrages they commit.
A Letter from the Commissioners from Newcastle, of 28 Januarii 1646, directed to Mr. Speaker, was this Day read.
A Letter from Duresme, from Major General Skippon, of 28 Januarii 1646, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do take effectual Care, and give speedy Order, That Holdenby House may be repaired, and fitted with Hangings, Bedding, and other Houshold-stuff, and Necessaries, fit for the Reception of the King: And that Provision may be made of all Necessaries fitting for the King in his Journey, and when he is come to Holdenby.