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, 5 Octobris, 1647.
Payment to Prince.
AN Order for paying Thomas Prince, Cheesemonger, the Sum of Two hundred and Eighty Pounds, by James Southeby, who has been twice paid out of the State's Money, sent Yesterday from the Lords, was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Curate of Carran.
An Ordinance for making an Allowance to Mr. Pringle, Curate of Carran in Northumberland, of an Hundred and Fifty Pounds, out of the Revenues of the Dean and Chapter of Duresme, was this Day read; and nothing done upon it.
Durham Dean and Chapter.
Ordered, That the Committee of plundered Ministers do receive and consider of the Complaints and Informations from the Northern Parts, concerning the Overcharging of the Revenues and Estate of the Dean and Chapter of Durham: And that nothing more be charged, or granted, out of that Revenue, until Report be made, concerning the State of that Revenue of the Dean and Chapter of Duresme, and the Charge upon it.
Ordered, That Mr. Weaver, Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Annesley, Sir Henry Vane senior, Colonel Birch, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Colonel Sydenham, be added to the Committee for plundered Ministers.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message: And, as . . the Ordinance concerning Mr. Pringle, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own: To the rest of the Message, they do agree.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page;
The Lords have commanded us to bring unto you the Petition of Dr. Usher; the which the Lords do recommend unto the especial Consideration of this House, in respect of his great Worth and Learning; of his Fame abroad; and that be hath written much, and is still in Writing, in Defence of our Religion.
The Petition of the said Dr. Usher was read.
Grant to Dr. Uther.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of One hundred Pounds Quarterly be duly paid, by the Committee of his Majesty's Revenue, unto James Usher Doctor in Divinity, for his present Support and Subsistence, and Encouragement in his Studies: This Allowance to continue for the Space of one whole Year, except he shall be provided with a competent good Living, in the mean time: And, in case he be provided with a competent Living in the mean time, that then from such time as he shall be provided, that this Allowance out of the Revenue shall cease.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and will speedily send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Colonel Sydenham a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
London, &c. Petition.
The House being informed, That divers Citizens were at the Door, desiring to prefer a Petition to the House;
They were called in; and did prefer a Petition, styled, The humble Petition of divers Citizens of London, Westminster, and the Borough of Southwark, and Places adjacent:
The which (the Petitioners being withdrawn) was read.
Resolved, &c. That This shall be the Answer to the Petitioners; That the House has read this Petition: That the Matter of this Petition has been taken into former Consideration; and, upon great and serious Debate, has been settled by Ordinance of Parliament, of the Twentieth of August last: That it is the Duty of all Englishmen to acquiesce in the Judgment of the Parliament: And that this House doth expect they should do so.
Ordered, That, on Saturday next, Mr. Marten do report the Business concerning Lieutenant Colonel John Lilbourne, Prisoner in the Tower, the first Business after the Calling of the House.
Reports to be considered.
Ordered, That, on Saturday next, the Reports in Mr. Robert Goodwin's and Mr. Annesleye's Hands, from the Committee for Ireland, at Derby House, be taken into Consideration.
Tonage and Poundage.
An Ordinance for Tonage and Poundage was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto a Committee of the whole House. And
Ordered, That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee, presently, to take the said Ordinance into Consideration.
The humble Petition of Francis Thornhagh, Colonel, one of the Members of this House, was this Day read. And
It is Ordered, That, whereas the Petitioner, in the Year 1642, expended and laid out, in raising a Regiment of Horse for the Service of the Parliament, the Sum of One thousand and Thirty Pounds; as appears by a Certificate, bearing Date the One-and-thirtieth Day of July 1647, under the Hands of the Committee of the County of Nottingham: It is Ordered, upon the Question, That the said Sum of One thousand and Thirty Pounds be raised, and paid unto the said Colonel Thornhagh, out of the Rents, Revenues, and other Estate of Thomas Markham, a Papist, in Arms, deceased, And that an Ordinance be brought in to this Purpose.
The House adjourned.
Mr. Speaker lest the Chair: And
Mr. Miles Corbett was called to the Chair.