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 Veneris, 2 Aprilis, 1647.
Leave of Absence.
Message to Lords.
Sir John Clotworthy carried to the Lords, the Vote for Borrowing of Two hundred thousand Pounds for the Service of England and Ireland: Three hundred Pounds, out of Haberdashers Hall, for Mr. Hartlib: Ordinances, for pardoning the Delinquencies, and taking off the Sequestrations of the Estates, Real and Personal, of Dr. John Williams, late Archbishop of York; of Sir Richard Halford; of Thomas Edmunds; of Lewis Lewens Gentleman; of William Knight; Wm. Bishop; Robert Knight; Robert Beck; and Richard Wetherell; in one Ordinance: Of Thomas Leigh; Peter Leigh; Henry Leigh; and Charles Leigh; in one Ordinance: Of Wheathell Audley; of John Newton; of Sir Robert Thorald; and of Sir Richard Wingfield; of Humfry Walcott, of Walcott in the County of Salop: A Vote for lessening the Quorum of the Committee appointed to go to the Prince Elector, to the Number of One Lord, and Two Commoners: The Letter to be sent to Monsieur Augier, the Parliament's Agent at Paris.
According to former Order, the House resumed the Consideration of the Ordinance concerning the Militia of the City of London, formerly sent from the Lords, and read the First and Second time, on Tuesday last, the 30th of March last.
|Sir Arthur Hesilrig,||Tellers for the Yea:||80.|
|Sir Wm. Armyn,||With the Yea,|
|Sir Anthony Irby,||Tellers for the Noe:||92.|
|Sir Wm. Lewes,||With the Noe,|
So that the Ordinance is committed unto Sir Thomas Dacres, Colonel Harvey, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Bond, Sir Richard Onslow, Mr. Solicitor, Sir John Clotworthy, Sir Wm. Lewes, Mr. Walter Long, Mr. Nathaniell Fienis, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Morley, Mr. Bois, Mr. Holles, Mr. Baynton, Mr. Doyley, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Allen, Mr. Vassall, Sir Phil. Stapilton, Sir Robert Harley, Mr. Clive, Mr. Clark, Mr. James Herbert, Mr. Maynard, Mr.Wm. Edwards, Sir John Maynard, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Miles Corbett, Sir Henry Heyman, Mr. Beddingfield, Mr. Snelling, Mr. Bowyer, Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr. Edward Ashe, Mr. Liegh, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Thynne, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Gott, Mr. Strode, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Nath. Stevens, Mr. Humfrey Edwards, Mr. Gewen, Mr. Green, Mr. Swynfen, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Selden, Mr. Edw. Stephens, Mr. Challener, Mr. Hoskins, Mr. Walker, Mr. Ball, Alderman Pennington, Sir Thomas Soame, Mr. Tate, Sir John Bamfield, Colonel Birch, Mr. Fenwick, Colonel Stapley, Mr. Drake, Mr. Nicoll, Sir Arthur Hesilrig, Colonel Davies, Colonel Harley, Mr. Scott, Sir Robert Pye, Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, Mr. Samuell Browne, Mr. Charlton, Mr. Scawen, Mr. Boone, Mr. Francis Gerard, Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Martyn Lumley, Mr. Rolle, Mr. Westrow, Sir Richard Haughton, Sir H. Briggs, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Erle, Sir Wm. Waller, Sir John Corbett, Colonel Ven, Colonel Norton, Mr. Love, Colonel Temple, Mr. Gourdon, Mr. Theloall, Sir Wm. Allenson, Sir Symonds D'Ewes, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Hallowes, Colonel Massy, Mr. Crowther, Sir Gregory Norton, Mr. Moore, Sir Wm. Brereton, Mr. John Ashe, Mr. Cary, Mr. Salloway, Mr. Boscawen, the Knights and Burgesses of Middlesex, Surrey, and Westminster: And are to meet upon it on Tuesday next, at Two post meridiem, in the Star Chamber: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records. And the Care of it is more particularly referred to Mr. Recorder, Mr. Gott, and Mr. Reynolds. And this Ordinance is to be brought in between the Hours of Ten and Twelve.
Capture by Pirates.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the sending away of the Letters Yesterday, to Monsieur Augier, the Parliament's Agent at Paris, signed with the Hand of the Speaker of this House only, in regard the House of Peers was risen, and the Haste of the Business could not suffer any longer Stay, the French Post going away Yesterday: And that the Letter be, notwithstanding, now sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee for Foreign Affairs do, this Afternoon, acquaint the French Ambassador, Monsieur Bellieure, with the Intelligences the Parliament has received, of a Ship of theirs taken by some Pirates of Jersey, laden with Cloth Suits, and other Provisions, designed for their Soldiers in Ireland, and carried into St. Malo, a Port in France; and to move him, That he would write to the publick Ministers of the Crown of France, That Restitution may be made of the said Ship and Goods; and the Pirates delivered up to Justice.
Answer from Lords.
Sir John Clotworthy brings Answer, That, to the Vote for borrowing Two hundred thousand Pounds; and to the Committee to go to the City of London to that Purpose; they do agree: To the Ordinance for pardoning the Delinquency of Dr. John Williams late Archbishop of Yorke; and to the Order for Three hundred Pounds to Mr. Hartlib, out of Haberdashers Hall; they do agree: To the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Leave of Absence.
Interposition to prevent a Quarrel.
Message from Lords.
The Lords have commanded us to let you know, That they have appointed a Committee of Ten of their Lordships (whereof Four to be of the Quorum); and desire you will appoint a proportionable Number, to go into the City on Tuesday next, in the Afternoon, for the Borrowing of Two hundred thousand Pounds; and that the Lord Mayor be sent unto, to call a Common Council at that time; and that the Committee may have Power to adjourn themselves, as they shall think fit: Likewise they have thought fit to reduce the Quorum of their Committee, to go to the Prince Elector, to Two; and desire you will reduce yours to that Proportion, if you think fit: And to deliver this Petition, from divers poor Widows; which they desire you to take into Consideration.
Loan from the City.
Mr. Green, Mr. Allen, Mr. Holles, Sir Wm. Armyn, Sir Phil. Stapilton, Colonel Harvey, Sir John Maynard, Mr. Lisle, Sir Wm. Waller, Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir Wm. Lewis, Sir John Clotworthy, Mr. Francis Gerard, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Vassall, Colonel Ven, Sir Dudly North, Mr. Reynolds, Sir Thomas Soame, Mr. John Ashe;
This Committee, or any Eight of them, is appointed to meet with a Committee of a proportionable Number of the Lords, to go into the City on Tuesday next, in the Afternoon, for the Borrowing of Two hundred thousand Pounds for the Service of England and Ireland: And that the Committees shall have Power to adjourn themselves, as they shall think fit: And they have Power to propose to the Common Council, that they will propound to this Committee, What Security they desire to be given them for this Sum of Two hundred thousand Pounds: And they are to report their Desire of Security to the House.
Sir Tho. Soame, Alderman Pennyngton, Mr. Vassall, Colonel Ven, or any one of them, are appointed to desire the Lord Mayor to call a Common Council, to meet on Tuesday next, in the Afternoon; the Houses having appointed a Committee to propound something to the Common Council from both Houses.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and have appointed a Committee of a proportionable Number, to meet with a Committee of the Lords, to go into the City on Tuesday next, as is desired; and do agree to the Powers given to the Committee: They do agree to the Quorum of the Committee appointed to go to the Prince Elector, to be brought to Two and Four; as to the Petition, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee that is appointed to go into the City for the Borrowing of Two hundred thousand Pounds, shall have Power to acquaint the City, What Progress the House has made in the Business of Ireland.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, to acquaint, by Letter, the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, with the Votes passed this House concerning the Affairs of that Kingdom, both Military and Civil; and to desire him to take such Care of the Treasure, Ammunition, Artillery, and other Provisions for War, that they may be made use of there for this next Summer's Service.
Ordered, That the Agents from Ulster and Connaght be referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland at Derby House, to give an Account of the Matters intrusted unto them; that the Committee may consider, What is fit to be done thereupon.