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 Lunæ, 1 Martii, 1646.
ORDERED, That, on Thursday Morning next, the first Business, the Ordinance concerning Staffordshire be read.
Mr. Gott reports the Amendments to the Ordinance for explaining former Ordinances for Sale of Bishops Lands: The which were twice read; and upon the Question, assented unto: And then the Ordinance, upon the Question, so amended, passed.
And Colonel Harvey is appointed to carry it to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That, next after that the Business concerning the Garison shall be finished, the Ordinance concerning the restraint of Killing of Flesh, be read.
Message to Lords.
Colonel Harvey carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for lessiening the Number of the Trustees: The Ordinance for the better explaining the former Ordinances for Sale of Bishops Lands: An Ordinance for Ten thousand Pounds for Ireland, out of Goldsmiths-Hall: And an Ordinance for Captain Bell to have Leave to print part of Luther's Works, translated by the said Captain Bell: And a Vote for continuing the Great Seal in the Custody of the Commissioners it now is, for Twenty Days longer than the Time it is now continued for.
Message to Lords.
Sir Thomas Dacres carried to the Lords for their Concurrence, a List of the Names and Proportions of several Sums of Monies to be paid to several Poor Persons: Also an Order of Reprieve to one John Borros, a condemned Prisoner in the Gaol of Newgate.
Answer from Lords.
Colonel Harvey brings Answer: That, to the Vote for continuing the Great Seal in the Hands it now is, for Twenty Days longer than it is now continued, the Lords do agree: To the other Ordinances carried by him they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Sir Thomas Dacres brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Order for Twenty Pounds apiece to Hook and Butler, who lost their Eyes in the Service of Ireland, out of Goldsmiths Hall; and likewise to the Reprieve of John Berros, Prisoner in Newgate.
A Letter from Major General Skippon, Governor of Newcastle, from Necastle, of 25 Februarii 1646, was this Day read.
Ordered, That a Letter be prepared, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and returned . . . . Major General Skippon, Governor of Newcastle, in Acknowledgment of his Care and Faithfulness in the Services intrusted unto him.
According to former Order, the House proceeded to the Consideration, what Garisons shall be kept up, and what laid down.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Colonel Ashton shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Sir Norton Knatchbull shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Resolved, &c. That the City of Gloucester shall be kept a Garrison, with Six hundred Foot in it, besides Officers.
Resolved, &c. That Goodrich Castle be totally disgarisoned, and slighted.
Resolved, &c. That the City of Hereford be disgarisoned, and the new Works slighted and demolished.
Resolved, &c. That the Castle of Hereford be kept a Garison, with an Hundred and Threescore Foot in it.
Ordered, &c. That the City of Gloucester shall keep so many Pieces of Ordnance as shall be sufficient for the Defence of that Place: And it is referred to the Committee of the Army and the Navy, to consider, what Ordnance is there, and what will be fit for the Place: and to give Order for the Remove of the rest.
It is further Ordered, That it be referred to the same Committees, to consider of Ordnance to be sent into Ireland; and where to be had; and to report to the House.
Resolved, &c. That the additional Number of an Hundred and Twenty Soldiers, with their Officers in Dover Castle, and the Forts adjacent, be continued.
Resolved, &c. That the additional Numbers of Ten Men, over and above the old Establishment, be continued in the respective Castles of Sandowne, Deale, and Walmer.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Castle of Upnor be referred to the Committee of the Admiralty and Cinque Ports.
Resolved, &c. That Lancaster Castle be disgarisoned, and the new Works slighted.
Resolved, &c. That Liverpool be kept a Garison, with Six hundred Foot in it.
Resolved, &c. That the Garrison of Boston be disgarisoned, and the new Works slighted.
Resolved, &c. That Belvoir Castle be disgarisoned, and the new Works slighted.
Resolved, &c. That the Garison of Croyland be kept up with Fifty Foot in it.
Resolved, &c. That Bolinbroke Castle, in the County of Lincoln, be disgarisoned, and made indefensible.
Resolved, &c. That the Garisons of Leicester be disgarisoned, and the Works slighted.
London put off till the * * * * .
Resolved, &c. That the Town and Castle of Monmouth be disgarisoned, and the Works slighted.
Resolved, &c. That the Castle of Cheptsowe be kept a Garison, with Forty Foot in it.
Resolved, &c. That the Town of Northampton be disgarisoned, and the new Works slighted.
Resolved, &c. That the Castle of Nottingham be kept a Garison, with an Hundred Foot in it.
Resolved, &c. That the Town of Nottingham be disgarisoned, and the new Works slighted.
Resolved, &c. That the Fort at the River near Newark be disgarisoned, slighted, and dismantled.
Resolved, &c. That the Town of Lyn be continued a Garison, with Five hundred Foot in it.
Resolved, &c. That Tinmouth Castle, with the Outworks, shall be kept a Garison, with Three hundred Foot in it.
Resolved, &c. That Newcastle, and Gateside, be kept a Garison, with Seven hundred Men in it, besides the Three hundred Men assigned for Tynmouth.
Resolved, &c. That To-morrow Morning, the first Business, the House do proceed to the Consideration, what Garisons shall be kept up, and what laid down: And that no other Business do intervene.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath;
The Lords have commanded us to return unto you the Ordinance concerning the Ten thousand Pounds for the present Service of Dublyn, with some Amendments; in which they desire the Concurrence of this House: The Earl of Chesterfield's Petition; which the Lords do especially recommend unto your Consideration: A Letter of Credence for Walter Strickland Esquire, to the States General of the United Provinces.
The Lords Amendments to the Ordinance concerning the Ten thousand Pounds for the present Service of Dublyn were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Earl of Chesterfield.
The humble Petition of Philip Earl of Chesterfield was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the Tenants of the Earl of Chesterfield, who have sown that Land of his which was assigned for his Support by the Committee in the Country, shall have Power to reap the Crop of the said Land so sown by them.
The Question was propounded, Whether the Earl of Chesterfield shall have the Allowance of Five Pounds per Week, out of his own Estate, for his present Support.
And the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
|Mr. Bond,||Tellers for the Noe:||59.|
|Colonel Thornhagh,||With the Noe,|
|Sir Walter Erle,||Tellers for the Yea:||78.|
|Sir John Clotworthy,||With the Yea,|
So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That Philip Earl of Chesterfield shall have the Allowance of Five Pounds per Week allowed him, out of his own Estate, for his present Support: and the Committees of the several Counties, where his Estate lies, are to take Notice hereof, and to yield Obedience thereunto.
Ordered, That the Information concerning the Earl of Chesterfield maintaining malignant Ministers to preach in his House, be referred to the Examination and Consideration of the Committee formerly appointed concerning Preaching at private Meetings, where Colonel Lee has the Chair.
Embassy to Holland.
The Credentials, sent from the Lords, for Mr. Walter Strickland, a Member of this House, to the States of the United Provinces, being in Latin, was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and do agree to the Amendments to the Ordinance concerning the Ten thousand Pounds for the Business of Dublyn; and to the Credential Letter for Mr. Walter Strickland: And have taken the Earl of Chesterfield's Petition into Consideration; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Letters to be read.
Ordered, That the Letters from the Commissioners at Holdenby, and in Scotland, and from the Committee at Carlisle, be read To-morrow Morning.
A Petition, being styled, "The humble Petition of divers young Men and Apprentices of the City of London," was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That Alderman Atkyn, Colonel Ven, and Mr. Vassall, do, from this House, give the Petitioners Thanks for the Expression of their good Affections: that they will take the Petition into Consideration in convenient time: And, as for that Business concerning Days of Relaxation, is already under Consideration, and committed.