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, 1 Februarii, 1647.
Repair of Churches.
MR. Bacon reports the Ordinance, formerly committed, for Repair of Churches so amended, and prepared, as makes it agreeable to the Act of Parliament that was presented to the King at Oxon: The which Ordinance so amended, was read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, so amended, passed; and is Ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Bacon is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Quartering Horse Guards.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Whitehall, or any Two of them, to speak with the Duke of Richmond, touching the Borrowing of his Stables which adjoin near to the Mewse for Quartering of Part of the Horse Guards: And that they have Power to take Course to accommodate the Duke of Richmond, elsewhere, or to give him Satisfaction for the same.
An Ordinance for allowing Seventy thousand Pounds, Part of the Hundred and Fifty thousand Pounds, charged by Ordinance of 28 Maii 1647 for the Use of the Army, and for applying the said Seventy thousand Pounds for the Use of the Navy, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Sir Robert Pye is appointed to carry it to the Lords for their Concurrence.
He also carried to the Lords divers Ordinances for Delinquents Compositions; viz. for Sir Thomas Bridges, Sir Peregrine Bertic, Sir Thomas Badd, Edward Andrewes, John Talbott, Sir Francis Dowse, Hustwait Wright, Thomas Crompton, George Hussey, Sir John Talbott, John Martin, Robert Tooker, John Symes, John Fettiplace, Bryan Cooke, George Penruddooke, Marmadue Darrell, and his Son, Henry Bull, Major Norton, James Hardy, Lawrence Booth, John Question, Samuell Isaack, Edward Turney, Robert Marshall, Langdale Sunderland, Worthington Price, and John Price his Son, John Cupper, and Abraham his Son, John Weare, and John his Son, David Skipwith, Samuell Sandys, and Robert Sutton.
Ordered, upon the Question, That Mr. Toomes, Surveyor General of the Customs, do, on this Day Sevennight, certify to this House the State of the whole Accompts of the Receipts and Disbursements of the present Commissioners of the Customs, to the Twenty-fifth of December last; that the true State thereof may appear, and what is owing to them by the Parliament.
The Serjeant or his Deputy is to deliver unto Mr. Toomes this Order this Afternoon.
Customs and Excise.
Ordered, That, on Thursday Morning next, peremptorily, the first Business, and nothing to intervene, the House do take into Consideration the State of the Customs and Excise, and how to improve them for the best Advantage of the State.
Persons to be tried.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Miles Corbett, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Hill, and Mr. Sayes, do repair unto the Judges; and signify unto them, That the Order of this House is, That the Judges do bring the tumultuous Persons to Tryal in the King's Bench, this Term according to former Orders.
Judges to go Circuits.
Mr. Knightley brings Answer, That the Lords will send Answer to the Votes concerning the Judges that are to go the next Circuits, by Messengers of their own.
Assessments for Ireland.
Mr. Say reports the Amendments to the Ordinance for the Assessments of Twenty thousand Pounds per mensem, for Ireland: The which were Twice read.
The Proviso concerning the Universities, was put to the Question; and, upon the Question, passed.
Persons to be tried.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Jermyn, Mr. Bradshaw, and Mr. Steele, be appointed as Counsel to prosecute the Tryal against the tumultuous Persons appointed to be tried in the King's Bench: And that Mr. Beck be appointed Solicitor in these Causes.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Robert Pye brings Answer, That to the Ordinance for Seventy thousand Pounds for the Navy, and the Ordinance for the Scotts Officers, they do agree: To the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee in this Ordinance concerning Ireland, shall be the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House.
Resolved, &c. That Walter Frost junior be nominated and appointed, in this Ordinance, to keep the Check upon the Accompts.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth assent to the Amendments in this Ordinance.
The Ordinance, so amended, upon the Question passed; and is ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.