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, 9 Martii, 1646.
SIR Phillip Stapleton reports the humble Certificate of the Committee of the Accompts of the whole Kingdom, concerning the Accompts of Sir Wm. Constable Baronet, for his Entertainment in the Service of the Parliament, as a Colonel and Captain of Foot, under the Earl of Essex; and as Colonel and Captain of Foot, and Colonel and Captain of Horse, under the Lord Fairefaxe: Read.
They farther certify, That he demands the Allowance of Forty Shillings per diem, as Lieutenant General of Horse to the Lord Fairefaxe: The which they leave to the Consideration of the House: The which Certificate was all read; and, upon the Question, allowed.
|Sir Phillip Stapleton,||Tellers for the Yea:||84.|
|Mr. Stapleton,||With the Yea,|
|Mr. Swinfen,||Tellers for the Noe:||41.|
|Mr. Jennor,||With the Noe,|
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Nineteen hundred Eighty-four Pounds Three Shillings and One Peny, due unto Sir Wm. Constable, upon his Entertainment in the Service of the Parliament, as appears by the Certificate of the Committee of Accompts, this Day read and allowed, be paid unto him, out of the growing Profits of the sequestred Estate of Wm. Middleton Esquire, in North Duffield in the County of Yorke, a Papist, in Arms against the Parliament, in full Satisfaction of all Dues and Claims demandable by the said Sir Wm. Constable, upon his Entertainment in the Service of the Parliament: And that the said Sir Wm. Constable do enjoy and receive the Profits and Advantages of the said Estate, upon Accompt, until the said Sum of Nineteen hundred Eighty-four Pounds Three Shillings and One Peny, so due, as aforesaid, be fully received by him: And the Committee for Sequestrations, in the County of Yorke, the Tenants and Farmers to the said Estate, or any others, who are concerned in the collecting, paying, or receiving, the Profits of the said Estate, are hereby required and enjoined to pay over, from time to time, the growing Profits of the said Estate unto the said Sir Wm. Constable, or his Assigus, until he be fully satisfied, and shall have received the said Sum of One thousand Nine hundred Eighty-four Pounds Three Shillings and One Peny, out of the Rents and Profits of the said Estate: And that the Acquittance of the said Sir Wm. Constable, or his Assigus, shall be, from time to time, a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Sequestrators, Farmers, or Collectors, upon the Passing of their Accompts for the Payment of the Rents and Profits of the Estate of the said William Middleton Esquire, lying and being in North Duffield in the County of Yorke aforesaid, in manner as aforesaid.
Message from Lords.
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you this Letter; it is from the King, and is to be communicated unto you: An Ordinance for the Earl of Rutland; in which they desire the Concurrence of this House: An Ordinance touching criminal Causes acted in the War; in which they desire a Concurrence: A Minute of a Letter to be sent to the King of Denmarke; in which they desire the Concurrence of this House: And that it may be signed by the Speakers of both Houses, if this House think it convenient.
Letter from the King.
The Letter from the King was read; and was of 6 Martii 1646, from Holdenby, and subscribed in the Bottom of the Letter, Charles R. and was directed "To the . . . . . . House of Peers, pro tempore; to be communicated to the Lords and Commons, in the Parliament assembled at Westminster."
Ordinances to be read.
Correspondence with Denmarke.
The Draught of a Letter in Latin, to be sent from both Houses, to the King of Denmarke, reported from the Committees of Lords and Commons for Foreign Affairs, upon a Conference to that Committee, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be signed by the Speakers of both Houses.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House hath considered their Lordships Message; and do agree to the Letter to be sent to the King of Denmarke; and that it be signed by the Speakers of both Houses: As to the rest of the Message, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, &c. That, on Thursday next, the first Business, the Members of the several Counties do bring in a List of the Governors and Officers in the Garisons that are to be kept up in the several Counties, according to the Order of this Day: And the Committee of the Army is likewise required to bring in, Thursday next, a List of the Captains of Horse and Foot; and of the Officers above Captains in the Army: And the House is to proceed in the Consideration of the Garisons, according to the Alphabet.
Ordered, &c. That a Pamphlet, intituled, "The Outcries of oppressed Commons;" and likewise a Libel, intituled, "The Scotts Apostasy;" be referred to the Examination and Consideration of Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Lawrence Whittacre, Sir John Francklyn, Alderman Pennington, and Alderman Atkyn, or any Two of them: Who have Power to inquire out the Authors, Printers, and Publishers; and to send for them, and to examine them touching the Premises: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records: And are to meet this Afternoon, in such Place as they shall think fit: And are to report, on Saturday next, their Opinions, What is fit to be done in this Business.
Tryal of Delinquents.
Prisoners to be bailed.
Ordered, &c. That Power be given to the Committee where Colonel Leigh hath the Chair, appointed to receive Information against such Persons as preach, and are not in Orders, to enjoin all such as come before them, who shall be proved guilty of Preaching, contrary to the Ordinance, not to preach until further Order taken: Which if they shall refuse to promise; or shall, notwithstanding they have so promised, go on in the same Offence, and still preach; that in such Cases they shall have Power to commit them.
Regiments for Ireland.
The Letter from the General, of 4 Martii, 1646, directed "To the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House," in Answer to one of theirs, concerning some Regiments of the Army to go over into Ireland, upon the present Service of Dublyn, was this Day again read: And
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Conditions offered by Colonel Hamond, for his Regiment, and the other Forces mentioned in the General's Letter, to go over immediately to Dublyn, for the present Service thereof.
Evans', &c. Petition.
Ordered, &c. That the Petition of James Evans, and other Mariners, Inhabitants of Harwiche in the County of Essex, be referred to the Examination and Consideration of the Committee where Colonel Leigh hath the Chair.
Sheriff of Bedford.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That Mathias Taylor Esquire be High Sheriff of the County of Bedford: And that the Commissioners of the Great . . . . do grant him a Commission under the Great Seal of England, to be High Sheriff of the said County accordingly.