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, 1 Junii, 1648.
Payment to Fawconbridge.
ORDERED, That William White Esquire do pay unto Thomas Fawconbridge Esquire, Receiver General of his Majesty's Revenue, the Sum of Nine hundred and Twenty Pounds, out of such Monies as are assigned to be paid unto him the said Mr. White, for the Use of the Lord Fairefax his Army; to be paid by the Treasurers for Sequestrations at Guildhall, in full Discharge of the like Sum received by Sir Thomas Fairefax (now Lord General of the Parliament Forces) of Edmond Pollard Gentleman, one of the Receivers of his Majesty's Revenues in the North, in or about the Months of January or February 1643, upon his March to Namptwich; and charged by his Bill of Exchange, to be paid by the said Wm. White: And the Receipt or Receipts of the said Thomas Fawconbridge shall be a sufficient Discharge unto the said Wm. White: And the Auditor or Auditors of his Majesty's said Revenue shall give Allowance and Discharge unto the said Edmond Pollard, for the said Sum of Nine hundred and Twenty Pounds, upon his Accompt, upon Certificate made unto them of the Payment thereof, by the said Thomas Fawconbridge: Who is hereby required to make a Certificate to the Auditors accordingly.
Derby House Committee.
Jennings' &c. Petitions.
Reduced Officers, &c.
The humble Petition of the reduced Officers and Soldiers, as also of the Widows and Orphans of such as have lost their Lives in the Parliament Service, delivered in by Sir Simonds D'Ewes, was this Day read.
Propositions to the King.
They were called in: And Sheriff Bide, after some Preamble acquainted the House, That a Company of eminent and ancient Citizens, on Tuesday Night, brought a Petition to the Common Council: Which they read: And they are commanded by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, in Common Council assembled (the Representative Body of the City), to represent the same, together with a Petition of their own, annexed to this House.
Mr. Samuell Browne, Mr. Annesley, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Erle, Mr. Bois, Mr. Oxenden, Mr. Lee, Mr. Westrow, Sir Thomas Walsingham, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. John Ashe, Mr. Edward Ashe, Mr. Prideaux, Sir Peter Wentworth, the Citizens and Burgesses of the City of London;
The Citizens were again called in: And Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, acquainted them, That the House doth perceive the Wisdom and Moderation of the Common Council, in this Business; and thereby their good Affections to the Parliament: For which he was commanded to return them Thanks; and, by them, to the Common Council. As to the Petition from the Citizens, they have resolved to send Members of their own to the Common Council, this Afternoon, upon that Business; and desired them, That a Common Council might be called to meet this Afternoon, to this Purpose.
Leave of Absence.
Derby House Committee.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Swynfen brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the several Names carried by him, to be added to the Committees in those several Counties; to the Ordinance for bringing in the Arrears of the City; to the Order concerning the Three thousand Pounds Engagements of Colonel Weldon, Governor of Plymouth: To the Three Propositions they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
An Ordinance for appointing a Committee to receive and state the Accompts of the Soldiery of the Kingdom, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto the Committee where Sir Thomas Dacres has the Chair; with the Addition of Mr. Scawen, Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Scott, Colonel Moore, Sir John Temple, Major Harley, Mr. Fowell, Mr. Peck, Mr. Tolson, Mr. Ratcliff, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Vaughan, Sir James Harrington, Colonel Harvey, Mr. Nicholas, Sir Ralph Ashton, Mr. Blakiston, to the said Committee, as to the Business referred to that Committee.
It is further Ordered, That the several Petitions from divers Officers, &c. be referred to the foresaid Committee; to consider of them; and to state the Matter of Fact touching them, on Monday Morning next; together with their Opinions upon them.
Grant to Harecourt.
The humble Petition of Captain John Wood, Captain John Hull, Captain John Brothers, Captain Licence Lloyd, Lieutenant Lawrence Hudson, and Lieutenant John Raithby, Officers in the Parliament's Service; and the Case of William Tynte, against whom Information of Delinquency was given; and the Report of the Lords and Commons at Haberdashers Hall, touching the same; were this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That the said Wm. Tynte, having faithfully served the Parliament, by the Space of Three Years since the Delinquency charged against him, is hereby discharged of his Delinquency.
Dean and Chapters Lands.
Ordered, That Mr. Scott and Colonel Harvey do take particular Care of the Ordinances touching the Soldiers Accompts and Arrears this Day committed, now in the Hands of Sir Thomas Dacres; and of the several Petitions of Officers and Soldiers referred to that Committee.
Reduced Officers, &c.
Irish Privy Signet.
Ordered, That the King's Privy Signet for the Kingdom of Ireland be restored to the Lord Viscount Valentia Principal Secretary of State, and Clerk of the Signet there, by Patent, during his Life: And that Colonel Jones do deliver the said Privy Signet to the said Lord Viscount Valentia accordingly.