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 Veneris, 26 Februarii, 1646.
Leave of Absence.
It is Ordered, upon the Question, That this Petition be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of the Counties of Surrey and Southampton, to report their Opinions, What is fit to be done in it.
Message to Lords.
He was to put the Lords in mind of the Ordinance for regulating the University of Oxon: Of the Ordinance concerning Mr. Hill and Mr. Pennoyer: Of the Ordinance concerning the Remainder of the Twelve thousand Pounds for Chester: Of the Judges for Chester for this Circuit.
Leave of Absence.
|Sir Wm. Brereton,||Tellers for the Yea:||87.|
|Mr. Bainton,||With the Yea,|
|Sir Phil. Stapilton,||Tellers for the Noe:||123.|
|Sir John Evelyn,||With the Noe,|
And then it was Resolved, &c. That Pontefract Castle be made untenable: And that it be referred to the Northern Committee to consider, How it may be so done; and to give Order it may be done accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That Knaresborow, Cawood, Midlam, Bolton, Crake, Hemesley, Wresle, and Skipton, be disgarisoned, and made untenable: And that it be referred unto the Northern Committee, to consider, How this may be done; and to order they may be made untenable accordingly: And, in the making untenable of Wresle and Skipton Castle, they are to observe the Votes of both Houses formerly passed.
An Ordinance for lessening the Number of Trustees appointed for the Sale of Bishops Lands, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That the Information concerning the Trustees enjoining the Covenant; and the Information concerning the Trustees making Receivers of the Bishops Lands; be referred to the Consideration of the Committee concerning Bishops.
Business to be done.
Resolved, &c. That, To-morrow Morning, the first Business, the House do take into Consideration the Ordinance concerning the Contractors: And that, after that Business shall be dispatched, that immediately the House do proceed to the Consideration of what Garisons shall be kept up, and what shall be laid down: And that no other Business do intervene.
Grants to Hooke, &c.
Resolved, &c. That Richard Hooke, and Lieutenant Thomas Butler, who have lost their Eyes in the Service of Ireland, shall have Twenty Pounds apiece paid them by the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, for their present Relief and Support: And that the respective Acquittances of the said Richard Hooke, and Lieutenant Thomas Butler, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Treasurers, for the Payment of the said respective Sums of Twenty Pounds, and Twenty Pounds, as aforesaid, accordingly.
Answers from Lords.
Mr. Reynolds brings Answer, That the Lords do agree, to the Ordinance, That the Monies charged upon the Receipts of Goldsmiths Hall shall be paid in Course, and not otherwise: And, to the rest of the Messages, carried to the Lords by him, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Holles reports, That the Lords do agree to the Ordinance carried to them, by him, the other Day, for Two thousand Pounds, out of Goldsmiths Hall, to Colonel Ceely: To the other Ordinance concerning Berrow, who likewise is termed the Constable of Hereford; they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Sir G. Aiscue.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy do satisfy and comply with a Bill of Exchange, drawn upon the Committee of the Admiralty, by Sir George Aiscue, amounting, in the Whole, to the Sum of One hundred and Seventeen Pounds; being for Corn taken up by the said Sir George Aiscue, for the Relief of the Isle of Silly; of which Island he was, for the present, left Governor.
Officers and Soldiers Arrears.
Sir Thomas Dacres presents to this House a List of Names of several Officers and Soldiers, together with their Demands and Proportions of Money, conceived fit to be thereupon allotted and paid to any of them respectively, out of the Remainder of the Twenty thousand Pounds ordained to be paid out of the Excise and Goldsmiths Hall, for the Relief of Officers Wives and Widows: The Total of which Proportions are contained in Sixty four Pages, amounting unto Ten thousand Three hundred Twenty-six Pounds Fourteen Shillings: The which List and Proportions were allowed, and sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.