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 Mercurii, 7 Aprilis, 1647.
Present to Gen. Leven, &c.
A Letter from the Parliament of Scotland, from Edinburgh, of 23 Februarii stil. Scot', signed Cassilis J. P. D. Parl', directed "For the Right honourable the Speakers of both Houses of the Parliament of England," concerning the ransoming, or otherwise releasing, the Lord Viscount Ardes, was this Day read.
Payment to Allen.
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired, in the Order for Payment of the Sum of Seven hundred Pounds to Mr. Francis Allen, out of Goldsmiths Hall, for the Jewel by him provided for General Leven.
Mr. Miles Corbett reports from the Grand Committee, the Amendments and Alterations to the Ordinance for Raising of Monies to be employed towards the Maintenance of Forces within the Kingdom of England, under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax, for the speedy Transporting of and Paying the Forces for the carrying on the War of Ireland: The which were twice read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
A Proviso, to be added to this Ordinance, for the exempting and freeing the Universities, was tendered, and read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question; committed unto Mr. Selden, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Recorder.
A Proviso, to be added to this Ordinance, for preventing the levying any Monies by any Persons that are not authorized by this Ordinance, during the Continuance of this Ordinance, other than the Arrears of former Ordinances, and such Taxes as are agreeable with the Laws of the Kingdom, was this Day read the First and Second time.
A Proviso, tendered to be added to this Ordinance, for preventing the imposing any Monies in the Six Counties of North Wales, other than by such Persons as are, or shall be, particularly named and approved of by both Houses of Parliament, was read the First and Second time; and nothing more done upon it.
A Proviso, tendered to be added to this Ordinance, for allowing and abating, to the respective Counties, all such Free Quarter as shall be taken upon any the said Counties, out of the monthly Assessments charged by this Ordinance, was this Day read the First and Second time.
Resolved, &c. That an Instruction shall be prepared, That, in the Levying of the Monies charged upon the several Counties by this Ordinance, Order may be taken for paying and discharging all Free Quarter.
A Proviso, tendered to be added to this Ordinance, That the Borough of Southwark might be taxed no more, in Proportion to the rest of the County of Surrey, than upon former Taxes they have been assessed, was read; and, upon the Question, rejected.
|Sir Henry Mildmay,||Tellers for the Yea:||45.|
|Sir Thomas Middleton,||With the Yea,|
|Sir Wm. Waller,||Tellers for the Noe:||60.|
|Sir Walter Erle,||With the Noe,|
Message from Lords.
The Lords have commanded us to put you in mind of a Petition of the Earl of Bathe; and of a Vote which their Lordships passed upon it; which they desire this House to take into Consideration; and to concur with them in it: They have likewise commanded us to deliver unto you a Report from the Committee of the Admiralty, in behalf of Captain Kettleby; which the Lords have agreed unto; and desire the Concurrence of this House: A Petition and Certificate, in the Behalf of the Parishioners of Clun in the County of Salop; which the Lords have likewise agreed unto; and desire the Concurrence of this House: A Petition of the Inhabitants of Ellew in the County of Lincoln; which the Lords have agreed unto; and desire the Concurrence of this House: To deliver this Letter from Colonel Castle, who is going into Ireland with his Regiment; which the Lords thought sit to impart unto this House.
Answer to Lords.
Leave of Absence.
Mr. Lisle, Mr. Holles, Mr. Nath. Fienis, Sir John Clotworthy, Sir Wm. Lewes, Sir John Temple, Colonel Edward Massie, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Colonel Wm. Jephson, Mr. Richard Sallaway, Mr. Tate: And that their Lordships would add a proportionable Number to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, if they shall think sit.
Ordinance to Middleton, &c.
Ordered, That Mr. Recorder do prepare and bring in an Ordinance for repealing so much of the Ordinance formerly granted to Sir Thomas Middleton, as gives Power for the Imposing of Monies in the Six Counties of North Wales: And that he do likewise prepare an Ordinance for repealing so much of the like Ordinance formerly granted to Sir Wm. Brereton, as gives Power for the Imposing of Monies: And that these Ordinances be brought in Tomorrow Morning.
Forces for Ireland.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, to take care of the speedy transporting into Ireland all such Forces of Horse and Foot, taken-on and inlisted for the Service of Ireland, as they shall think sit; and to take speedy and effectual Order, for securing the Horse and Arms, and Disbanding of such as shall not be speedily transported for the Service of Ireland; that the Countries may be eased of the Burdens and great Oppressions they sustain, by such Forces being neither transported nor disbanded: And they may advise and confer herein with the Committee of the West.
Payment to Allen.
Ordered, That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds, appointed by a former Order, of 2 Januarii 1646, to be paid to Mr. Francis Allen, a Member of this House, for the Jewel by him provided, to be sent to General Leven, out of the Receipts of Goldsmiths Hall, be altered to Seven hundred Pounds, and paid by the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, out of such Monies as are not yet particularly assigned, and disposed of.