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 Sabbati, 2 Januarii, 1646.
Grant to Pury.
ORDERED, &c. That Mr. Thomas Pury the elder, a Member of this House, shall have a Thousand Pounds out of the Debts and personal Estate of the late Earl of Worcester, towards Reparation and Satisfaction of his Losses and Damages sustained for his faithful Service to the Parliament: And all Committees, and every Person and Persons, having any the said Debts or Estate in their Hands, are ordered, and hereby required to pay and deliver the said Sum of One thousand Pounds unto the said Thomas Pury, his Executors and Assigns, or any of them: Whose Receipt or Receipts, respectively, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge in that behalf.
Grant to Hodges.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Thomas Hodges, a Member of this House, shall have One thousand Pounds out of the Debts and personal Estate of the late Earl of Worcester, towards Reparation and Satisfaction of his Losses and Damages sustained by Occasion of these late Troubles: And all Committees, and every Person and Persons haveing any the said Debts or Estate in their Hands, are ordered, and hereby required to pay and deliver the said Sum of One thousand Pounds unto the said Thomas Hodges, his Executors and Assigns, or any of them: Whose Receipt or Receipts, respectively, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge in that behalf.
The humble Petition of Sir Robert Pye junior, Knight, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, upon the Question, That the Monies that do arise from the Fine of Sir Walther Pye, by Composition for his Delinquency, be paid to Sir Robert Pye junior, Knight, upon Account, towards Payment and Satisfaction of the Arrears due unto him upon his Entertainment in the Service of the Parliament: And the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall are hereby authorized and required to pay the said Fine unto the said Sir Robert Pye junior, Knight, or his Assignee, accordingly: And the Acquittance, under the Hand of the said Sir Robert Pye, or his Assignee, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge unto the Committee and Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall in that behalf.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Pierrepont carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Instructions for the Committee of both Houses that are to go into the North: The Instructions for the Commissioners that are to see the Slighting of the Fortifications of Berwicke and Caerlisle: An Order for Major General Skippon to put Forces into Newcastle, and the other Garisons to be quitted by the Scotts Forces: An Ordinance for appointing a Sheriff for the Counties of Cambridge and Huntington.
He likewise carried to them the Articles of the late Treaty, concerning the Payment of the Four hundred thousand Pounds to our Brethren, agreed on formerly by both Houses, and signed by the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Ordered, &c. That the Ordinance, brought into the House by Mr. Grimston, concerning the Officers in the Four Lists formerly reported to the House, be read on Thursday Morning next, the first Business. And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind hereof.
Wilde's Petition, &c.
Ordered, &c. That the humble Petition of Mr. Serjeant Wilde, a Member of this House, be referred to the Committee formerly appointed to consider of the Losses and Damages suffered by divers Officers of the Court of Wards, by the Taking away of the said Court, where Mr. Thorpe hath the Chair, to examine the Suggestions in the said Petition; and to report the same: And that, in the mean time, Stay be made of the Compositions of the Lady Thorneburgh, and her Three Sons, until further Order.
Provisions for Newcastle.
Whereas Captain John Mallett, Master of the Ship called the Eagle of Newcastle, hath contracted with the Committees of Lords and Commons for the Army, for the Transporting of Five hundred Hundred of Bisquet, in Bags, Two hundred and Fifty Hundred of Cheese, and Two hundred and Fifty Firkins of Butter, from the Port of London to Newcastle, for the Use of that Garison:
It is therefore Ordered, That the Lord Mayor of the City of London do issue his Warrant, for the Transporting of the same to Newcastle accordingly.
Court of Wards.
Mr. Thorpe reports from the Committee appointed to consider of the Losses sustained by the Master and other Officers of the Court of Wards and Liveries, by reason of the Taking away of the said Court of Wards, some fitting particular Recompence to be made to the respective Officers of the said Court, in Consideration of their Damages so sustained, as aforesaid.
King's Person, &c.
A Letter from the Commissioners of Scotland, of the Second of this Instant January; with a Letter inclosed from General Leven, General of the Scottish Army, of the Twenty-eighth of December last, from Newcastle, importing his Care to be employed that the King may not go away, and his Care and Endeavour for preserving the Union between the Kingdoms; directed to the Commissioners of Scotland residing here: And likewise a Paper inclosed, from the Commissioners here, of the same Date with their Letter concerning the said Letter from General Leven, and concerning a Vote of both Houses, communicated unto them Yesternight, touching the King's coming to Holdenby.
Resolved, &c. That the Vote of both Houses, concerning the King's coming to Holdenby House, in the County of Northampton, be communicated to such Committees or Commissioners of the Kingdom of Scotland, as shall be at Newcastle; and likewise to the General of the Scotts Army.
Resolved, &c. That this Vote, concerning the King's coming to Holdenby, be carried by Sir Peter Killigrew, and communicated to such Committees or Commissioners of the Kingdom of Scotland, as shall be at Newcastle; and likewise to the General of the Scotts Army.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Sir Robert Pye carried them to the Lords.
Reward to Gen. Leven.
Ordered, &c. That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds be paid by the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, unto Mr. Francis Allein, a Member of this House, for the Jewel, to be sent to General Leven: And that the Acquittance of the said Mr. Allein shall be a good Discharge to the said Committee, and the Treasurers there, for the Payment of the said Five hundred Pounds accordingly.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Robert Goodwyn and Mr. Ashurst do acquaint Mr. Frances Allein, That the House expects, that the Jewel be ready to be sent to General Leven, by the Committee of both Houses, that are now to go down into the North.
Answers from Lords.
Mr. Pierepont brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Instructions for the Committee of both Houses, that are to go into the North; to the Order for Major General Skippon, to put Forces into Newcastle, and the other Garisons; to the Ordinance for a Sheriff for the Counties of Cambridge and Huntington: And, as to the particular Instructions for the Slighting of Berwicke and Caerlisle, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Sir Robert Pye brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Votes carried to them by him: And that they will send them to Sir Peter Killegrew.
Sir John Holland reports, That the Lords do agree to the Ordinance Yesterday carried to them by him, concerning Mr. Whitelock's having Two thousand Pounds, and Sir John Meyrick One thousand Pounds, out of the Estate of Mr. George Mynne, a Delinquent, remaining in the Hands of Sir Humfrey Foster.
Receiving the King from Scotts Army.
Resolved, &c. That on Monday Morning next, the first Business after the Business of Ireland, the House do take into Consideration the Business concerning the Manner of the Receiving of the King from the Scotts Army.
Sir P. Killegrew.
Ordered, &c. That Sir Peter Killegrew do stay his Journey to Newcastle, until further Order from this House.
Court of Wards.
Ordered, &c. That the Report this Day made by Mr. Thorpe, concerning the Officers of the late Court of Wards and Liveries, be taken into Consideration on Saturday Morning next, the first Business: And that the Committee have Power to receive the Petitions of other the inferior Officers of the said late Court; and to take them into Consideration: And are to inform themselves, How the several Petitioners have formerly testified their good Affections to the Parliament; and likewise, What Persons do hold more Offices than one, by the Disposal, or any Authority from any Committee; and of their good Affections heretofore testified to the Parliament, by any such Persons: And are to meet, from time to time, as they shall think fit.
Ordered, &c. That the Ordinance for Disposal of, and Settling the Proceedings of the late Court of Wards, in some Way, for the Benefit and Ease of the Subject, be reported on Saturday Morning next.