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;, 4 Octobris, 1647.
Duke of Bucks' Sequestration.
TWO Orders of the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, of 26 Martii 1647, made in the Case of George Duke of Bucks, referred to the said Committee, by an Order of the House of Commons, of 17 Novembris 1646; setting forth, That they had read and considered of the several Certificates of the Committees of Derbishire, Herts, Gloucester, Rutland, Essex, and Westminster, and Two Orders of the House of Commons, of 16 Januarii 1643, and of 31 Martii 1645; and, upon Consideration of the said Certificates and Orders, their Opinion was, That the Sequestration of the Estate of the said Duke of Bucks be taken off and discharged; the which Orders, formerly sent from the Lords, were this Day read: And likewise an Order of the Lords, in which they desire the Concurrence of this House, for confirming the said Opinion and Orders of the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations.
Upon Reading and Consideration of the said Orders;
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the Lords; and do Order, That the Sequestration of the Estate, real and personal, of George Duke of Buck', be, and is from this Day, fully and clearly discharged and taken off; and all Committees, Sequestrators, and other Officers, and Persons, in the several Counties and Places where any of the said Estate, real or personal, lies and is, are hereby required and ordered to take Notice of this Order; and to yield full and ready Obedience thereunto.
Payment to Pinckney.
Whereas the Sum of One hundred Pounds was, by former Order, appointed to be paid unto Mrs. Elizabeth Pinckney; whereof the hath received as yet only Forty Pounds: It is Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do forthwith pay unto the said Mrs. Elizabeth Pinckney the Sum of Threescore Pounds, in full Discharge of all Demands whatsoever.
An Ordinance for the regulating and settling the Affairs of the Isle of Guernsey, and the adjacent Isles of Alderney and Sark, was read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto the same Committee that prepared this Ordinance: And they are to meet this Afternoon; and to bring it in To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Birche, Mr. Harrington, Colonel Ludlow, and Mr. Weaver, be nominated Commissioners in this Ordinance: And that they, or any Two of them, be employed upon this Service.
A Letter from Dublyn of 17 Septembris 1647, from Colonel Chidley Coote, Colonel James Castle, Colonel Anthony Hangerford, Colonel Thomas Long, and Colonel James Napiers; with a Petition inclosed, directed to this House; was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That they be referred to the Consideration of the Committee to whom it was referred to consider, Where the Monies might be raised, appointed to be paid to several Officers in the Army of Lemster, upon Report of the late great Victory in Lemster: And that they do report their Opinions, What they think fit to be done upon the said Letter and Petition, at the same time when they report the other Monies, appointed formerly to be paid to the other Officers, as aforesaid.
Ordinance of Supply.
An Ordinance for securing Thirty-two thousand Pounds, to be sent for the Service of England and Ireland, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Pury is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Government of Ireland.
Ordered, That, on Friday Morning next, the House do take into Consideration the Business concerning the Government of Ireland.
Upon Mr. Scawen's Report from the Commissioners appointed to reside with the Army;
It is Resolved, &c. That, for the present Relief of the Garisons hereafter named, the several Sums following be taken out of the monthly Assessments, in Part of their Arrears; which are computed, by one Rule, according to the present Numbers: And the Committee of the Army is hereby required and ordered to take care, that the said several Sums be so paid, accordingly; viz.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Ten Pounds per diem be appointed, and left to the General to dispose of amongst such Commanders of Garisons as shall be thought necessary, in lieu of the former Demand, for such Governors as cannot be of the Army.
Ordered, That the Money payable to the old Garisons out of the Revenue, be paid by the Committee of the Revenue to the Treasurers at Wars: And that it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to prepare and bring in an Ordinance to this Purpose.
A List of a Train of Artillery for the Kingdom of England, amounting to the Pay of Eighteen Pounds Five Shillings and Three-pence per diem, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
A List of a Train of Artillery for Ireland, amounting to the Pay of Eighteen Pounds Thirteen Shillings, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto: And
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to prepare and bring in an Establishment for the respective Trains of Artillery for England and Ireland: And that they provide Two Months Pay for the rest of the Trains that are to be disbanded.
Ordered, That the Body for England, and the Body for Ireland, be forthwith completed, according to the Votes and Orders of both Houses: And that it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to confer with the General, How this may be done, and the rest disbanded.
Ordered, That, on Thursday Morning next, after the Reports of Goldsmiths Hall, the House do take into Consideration the levying the Sum of Twenty thousand Pounds per Mensem, for completing the Establishment for the Forces and Garisons of England and Ireland, according to the Report.
The Respites in the former Votes, concerning Pay for the Forces for England and Ireland, were read: And
It is Resolved, &c. That the House doth agree to the Addition of One Horse to the Captain; of Eight-pence per diem to the Cornet; and One Horse to the Quartermaster.
Ordered, That the Carriagemaster, in the former Votes respited, be now left out.
Resolved, &c. That the Establishment shall begin from the Third of November next.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to prepare and bring in an Establishment for the Forces, and Train of Artillery, according to the Votes passed in that behalf.
Ordered, That the Letter from the General and General Council of the Army, from Putney, of Septembris 30, 1647, concerning the bringing in the Arrears due from the City to the Army, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of the Army.
Ordered, That the Letter from the General, from Putney, of 1 Octobris 1647, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of the Army, to confer with the General: That the Six hundred Men proposed in this Letter may be of the Eighteen thousand Foot appointed for England; and comprehended and paid within the same Establishment.
A Proposition under the Hand and Seal of Lieutenant Colonel John Lilbourne, a Prisoner in the Tower, dated 2 Octobris 1647, was this Day read.
Earl of Mulgrave, &c.
Ordered, That the Report concerning the Earl of Mulgrave's Petition, and the Business of Alum, be made on Thursday next.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr.Page;
The Lords have commanded us to return the Ordinance for disabling Delinquents to bear Office: It moved first from this House; and the Lords have agreed to it, with the Alterations herewith returned: In which they desire the Concurrence of this House:- A Petition of Dr. Moreton, late Bishop of Duresme; which the Lords think reasonable; being put in pursuance of a former Ordinance. They desire the Concurrence of this House to this Order, now sent, upon the Petition of Thomas Prince, Citizen of London. They have likewise commanded us to put this House in mind of a Petition of one Pringle; which they formerly sent to this House.
Delinquents not to hold Offices.
The Lords Alterations to the Ordinance for disabling Delinquents to bear Office were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and the Ordinance ordered to be forthwith printed.
Grant to Dr. Moreton.
The humble Petition of Dr. Thomas Moreton, late Bishop of Duresme, was read: And whereas the yearly Sum of Eight hundred Pounds was ordered to be paid unto the Petitioner, by Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, bearing date the Eighteenth Day of May 1646, out of the Revenues of the Bishoprick of Duresme, by them who should receive the same: It is Resolved, That this House doth concur with the Lords. And
It is Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, That the said yearly Sum of Eight hundred Pounds be accordingly continued, and paid unto the said Thomas Moreton Doctor in Divinity, and late Bishop of Duresme, or his Assignee. And whereas the Trustees appointed by the Parliament for the Sale of Bishops Lands, are by the said Ordinances appointed to collect and receive all the Revenues belonging to, and arising from, the said late Bishoprick: The said Trustees are hereby authorized and enjoined fully to comply with the said former Ordinance of the Eightcenth of May 1646; and, in pursuance thereof to pay unto the said Dr. Thomas Moreton, late Bishop of Duresme, or his Assignee, out of the Revenue of the said late Bishoprick, the Arrears of the said Eight hundred Pounds per Annum, granted by the said Ordinance, incurred and due since the Passing thereof; as likewise duly, from time to time, the said yearly Sum of Eight hundred Pounds, according to the clear and full Intendment of the said former Ordinance: And the Acquittance of the said Dr. Moreton, or his Assignee, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Trustees and Treasurers for the late Bishops Lands, for the Issuing, Payment, and Receipt of the said Sum of Eight hundred Pounds per Annum, together with the Arrears thereof, according to the Tenor and Intendment of the said former Ordinance of the Eighteenth of May 1646; and of this present Ordinance.