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 Jovis, 8 Aprilis, 1647.
Ordered, &c. That when Colonel Jones is in Possession of Dublyn, and settled in the Government of the Town and Castle, that then the House will take into Consideration, to appoint a Governor of Chester.
Provisions for Ireland.
Mr. Reynolds reports from the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, sitting in the Star Chamber, Two Contracts; the one of the Fourth of November last, with Mr. Davies, for Victual, to the Value of Six thousand Pounds; and with John Chesten, Dennis Gawden, and Thomas Rodberd, the Last of January 1646, for Victual, and other Provisions of several Sorts, to the Value of Twenty-six thousand Five hundred Seven Pounds Two Shillings, to be furnished and sent into Ireland, for Supply of the Armies there, for the Houses Approbation thereof, as of other Contracts: The which were read; and were in hæc verba; viz.
WHEREAS Mr. John Davies hath offered to this Committee, That, for the Supply of the Forces which shall be appointed to keep Dublin, and the other Garisons thereabouts, when they shall be put into the Power of the Parliament, or otherwise to be disposed of for the Service of that Kingdom, he will furnish and deliver there, as this Committee shall direct, Six thousand Pounds-worth of Victuals, in these several Kinds, free of all Charges whatsoever; that is to say,
For which he will take Payment in Manner following; that is to say, Four thousand Pounds in Course, out of the Twenty-five thousand Pounds last ordered, out of the Excise for Ireland; and Two thousand Pounds the Residue thereof, out of the Ordinances for Assessments for Ireland, after all former Orders and Engagements have taken Effect.
WHEREAS John Chesten, Dennis Gawden, and Thomas Rodberd of London, for themselves and Partners, have propounded to this Committee, That they will, at their own Charges, provide, furnish, and ship for Ireland (Weather serving) the Provisions hereafter mentioned; viz. One Third Part thereof by the Eighteenth of February next; another Third Part thereof by the Eighteenth of March; and the Residue by the Tenth of April next ensuing: And will deliver them at such Ports of Ireland, as this Committee shall appoint, safe and well-conditioned, Danger of the Sea excepted, to all but the Victual, the Hazard whereof they will take upon themselves; viz.
For all which, according to those Prices, amounting to Twenty-six thousand Five hundred Seven Pounds Two Shillings and Two-pence, they will accept of Payment out of the Twenty-five thousand Pounds ordered for Ireland out of the Excise, by the Ordinance of the Tenth of November; and out of the Monies coming in by all the Ordinances for Assessment for Ireland, after all Orders and Engagements, made before the said Tenth of November, have taken Effect; that is to say, Two Thirds thereof out of the said Ordinances of Excise, and the Remainder out of those Assessments: So that they may receive the full Benefit of the Interest, allowed by that Ordinance, in Proportion for so much as that upon the Excise shall amount unto.
And if it shall appear, that the said Persons, or their Partners, have, in pursuance of any Order of this Committee, delivered already any Provisions of these Kind, which have not been included in former Contracts, nor Payment already settled for them, that the same may be accounted as Part of these Particulars, and allowed of for Payment to be made amongst them, as is above expressed.
This Committee have thought fit, and resolved, in regard of the extreme Necessity of having those Provisions sent away at the Times limited, to accept thereof: And upon Certificate of the said Contractors shipping these Provisions, from time to time, will give Warrants for Assignment or Payment of the Money, proportionably and respectively unto them, or their Assigns, both for the Provisions and Interest allowed by that Ordinance, from the Date thereof.
And Mr. Reynolds is desired to report this Contract to the House of Commons, for their Approbation hereof, as of other Contracts; and to move the House, that such Ordinance or Ordinances, as shall be brought in pursuance hereof, tending to the Contractors Security, may be passed for them.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, in the Bargain made by them with Mr. Davies, 4 Novembris 1646, for Victual, to the Value of Six thousand Pounds to be sent into Ireland, for Supply of the Forces there.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, in the Bargain made by them with John Chesten, Dennis Gawden, and Thomas Rodberd, the last of January 1646, to the Value of Twenty-six thousand Five hundred and Seven Pounds Two Shillings and Two-pence, to be sent into Ireland, for Supply of the Armies there.
Mr. Reynolds is appointed to carry them to the Lords: And likewise the Order of 9 Februarii 1646, for Interest, payable out of Goldsmiths Hall every Six Months, for the Sum of Twelve thousand Five hundred Pounds One Shilling Seven Pence, charged by former Order upon Goldsmiths Hall, for divers reduced Officers, contained in Four Lists formerly presented to this House.
Resolved, &c. That the several Troops in the particular Counties of Leicestershire, Shropshire, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, and Northamptonshire, do make up one Regiment, under the Command of Colonel Needham; and be one of the Regiments that is to be kept up in the Kingdom of England.
The Question was propounded, That an Hundred Horse, and an Hundred Dragoons, shall be kept up for the Service of North Wales, under Major General Mitton; to be commanded in Chief by the General, as the other Horse, kept up in the Kingdom, are:
Resolved, &c. That an Hundred Horse, and an Hundred Dragoons, shall be kept up for the Service of North Wales, under Major General Mitton; to be commanded in Chief by the General, as other Horse, kept up in the Kingdom, are.
The Question was propounded, That an Hundred Horse, and an Hundred Dragoons, shall be kept up for the Safety of South Wales, under Major General Langharne; to be commanded in Chief by the General, as other Horse, kept up in the Kingdom, are:
The Question being put, That an Hundred Horse, and an Hundred Dragoons, shall be kept up for the Safety of South Wales, under Major General Langharne; to be commanded in Chief by the General, as other Horse, kept up in the Kingdom, are;
|Sir Phil. Stapleton,||Tellers for the Yea:||56.|
|Sir Wm. Lewes,||With the Yea,|
|Sir John D'Anvers,||Tellers for the Noe:||53.|
|Mr. Herbert,||With the Noe,|
|Mr. Rich,||Tellers for the Yea:||56.|
|Colonel Harvey,||With the Yea,|
|Sir Wm. Massam,||Tellers for the Noe:||87.|
|Lieut. General Crumwell,||With the Noe,|
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Three hundred Pounds be bestowed upon these Gentlemen, to bear their Charge in their Return to Dublyn: And that this Warrant be charged upon the Receipts at Haberdashers Hall, and forthwith paid by that Committee.
Proceedings concerning Bosevile.
A Letter from the Commissioners, from Holdenby, of 6 Aprilis 1647, with the Examination of one Humfrey Bosevile inclosed, was this Day read; concerning Letters the said Humfrey Bosevile delivered to the King, in the Disguise of a Country-man's Habit, with an Angle in his Hand, as the King was alighting at a little narrow Bridge, to go to Boughton to Bowls.
The Question being put, That the Sheriff of the County of Northampton, to whose Custody the Commissioners at Holdenby did commit Humfry Bosevile, should send up the said Humfry Bosevile Prisoner to the House;
Resolved, &c. That Humfrey Bosevile, now in the Custody of the Sheriff of the County of Northampton, committed thither by the Commissioners at Holdenby, be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House.
Ordered, &c. That Thanks be returned to the Commissioners, for their Care and Diligence in their Service at Holdenby; and in their discovering and preventing all Inconveniencies that may arise by Intelligences to and from the King: And that they be desired to continue their Care and Diligence.
Propositions to the King.
Ordered, &c. That, on Tuesday Morning next, the first Business, and nothing to intervene, the House do take into Consideration the Business, concerning the procuring the King's Answer to the Propositions, according to the former Orders made in this Business.
Pass to the King.
Ships taken by De-witt.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Hoyle do prepare a Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to Mr. Strickland, Resident for the Parliament with the States of the United Provinces; to desire him to negotiate the Business of the Merchants of York and Hull, who had Two Ships taken from * * with Merchandize, by one De-witt.