Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 9, 1646. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Veneris, 19 die Novembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Ash.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. La Warr.
Bentham to be instituted to Lovick.
Ordered, That Doctor Heath shall give Institution and Induction to Joseph Bentam, to the Parsonage of Lovicke, in the County of North'ton; presented thereunto by the Countess of Peterborough.
Message to the H. C. for the King's Message to be communicated to the Scots Commissioners.
Ordered, That the King's Message, read Yesterday, be communicated to the House of Commons; and desire their Concurrence, that the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms may communicate it to the Scotch Commissioners, according to the Directions.
And accordingly it was sent down to the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page.
Message from thence, with Ordinances, and Names of Sheriffs.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Rob't Pye Knight, &c.; who brought up divers Ordinances, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence:
1. An Ordinance for Ten Thousand Pounds, out of the Excise, for the Army. (Here enter it.)
2. An Ordinance for Twenty Thousand Pounds more, out of the Excise. (Here enter it.)
3. The Names of Sheriffs for this Year following.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Ordinance for Ten Thousand Pounds, and to the Ordinance for Twenty Thousand Pounds: To the rest, their Lordships will take them into Consideration, and will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message to the H. C. for an Answer concerning the late Mutiny in the Army, and about the London Agents who encouraged it.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
To put them in Mind of those Businesses delivered to them at the last Conference; and also touching the Papers sent down to them concerning the Agents in London, which have endeavoured to stir up Sedition in the Army; and to desire that the Lords may hear a speedy Answer from them concerning the same, their Lordships conceiving it very much conducing to the present Peace and Government of the Kingdom.
Croker and Wise.
The Question being put, "Whether to appoint a certain Day, to hear the Cause betwixt Croker and Wise, according to the last Order of this House?"
And it was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Ordered, That Thursday next is appointed for hearing the Cause as aforesaid.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Sheriffs shall be To-morrow Morning.
Letter to Sir T. Fairfax.
Ordered, That the Earl of Manchester shall prepare a Draught of a Letter, to be written to Sir Tho. Fairefax, in Pursuance of the Vote; and offer it to the House To-morrow Morning.
Ordinance for the Commissioners of Excise to reimburse themselves 10,000l. advanced for the Army.
"Whereas, by Ordinance of the 28th of February, 1645, Twenty Thousand Pounds, with Interest after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. payable unto Mr. Toll Esquire, or his Assigns, was charged on the Receipts of the Excise, in Course, for Three Regiments of Horse, and One Company of Dragoons, raised, sent out, and maintained, by the Eastern Association; but since, upon Agreement of the Committee of the said Association with the Committee of the Army, ordained to be issued out and employed for the present Supply of the Army, and accordingly paid unto the Treasurers at War to that End and Purpose: And whereas Thomas Foote, John Kendrick, Thomas Cullum, and Symon Edmonds, Esquires, and Aldermen of the City of London, John Lamott and Edward Claxton, of the same, Esquires, the present Commissioners of Excise and new Impost, have, for the promoting of so necessary a Service, advanced and lent the Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds, towards the Twenty Thousand Pounds, for the Use aforesaid: Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the said Thomas Foote and the rest of the Commissioners of Excise may satisfy and reimburse themselves, and that their Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, shall and may be satisfied and reimbursed, the said Ten Thousand Pounds, together with Interest for the same after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. for so long Time as the same, or any Part thereof, shall be forborn, out of the First Monies that shall come in of the Twenty Thousand Pounds and Interest, charged upon the Receipts of the Excise as aforesaid, and as the same shall fall due in Course; and shall not, by any other Order or Ordinance of One or both Houses of Parliament, be debarred from satisfying themselves accordingly; and that the said Committee shall pay the said Ten Thousand Pounds, by them lent and advanced as aforesaid, unto the Treasurers at War, or any Two of them, whose Receipt shall be the said Commissioners of Excise their sufficient Discharge in that Behalf, and for such their Reimbursement of themselves as aforesaid."
Ordinance for 20,000 l. for the Army; formerly ordered for the Forces of the Eastern Association.
"Whereas, by Ordinance of the 28th February, 1645, there is charged upon the Excise, in Course, the Sum of Twenty Thousand Pounds, with Interest after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. payable unto Mr. Toll, or his Assigns, for the Use of the Three Regiments of Horse, of Major Le Hunt, Major Gibb, and Major Haynes, and of Captain Waylett's Company of Dragoons, raised out and maintained by the Eastern Association: And whereas the Committee of the said Eastern Association is contented, and do agree, that the same shall be issued out and disposed of for the present Supply of the Army: Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Twenty Thousand Pounds and Interest, charged on the Receipts of the Excise as aforesaid, shall to the same End and Purpose (when it shall become due) be paid, by the Commissioners of Excise, unto the Treasurers of War, or any Two of them, their Assignee or Assigns, whose Receipt or Receipts shall be the said Commissioners of Excise their sufficient Discharge in that Behalf: And it is further Declared and Ordained, by Authority aforesaid, That (in Satisfaction of this Agreement of the Committee for the Association as aforesaid) the said Twenty Thousand Pounds, with the Interest due on the First of March next, shall be re-paid, by the said Treasurers at War, out of the Receipts and Assessments for the Army, upon the said First of March next, unto Thomas Toll Esquire, a Member of the House of Commons, or such Treasurer as the said Committee of the Eastern Association shall appoint, and to such Uses as in the said Ordinance of the 28th of February first abovementioned are appointed and declared."
House adjourned till 10a cras.