House of Commons Journal Volume 3
3 August 1644

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 3: 3 August 1644', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 3: 1643-1644 (1802), pp. 576-579. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=10470 Date accessed: 20 August 2014.


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Die Sabbati, Augusti 3, 1644.

PRAYERS.

Maimed Soldiers, &c.

AN Ordinance for paying of Two hundred Pounds weekly, out of the new additional Excise, if so much shall arise out of the Proportion assigned out of the New Excise for maimed Soldiers and Widows, if so much may be had there, or otherwise out of the Old Excise, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon Question, passed: And Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired therein.

New Excise.

An Ordinance for appointing into what Hands the Monies, arising and assigned out of the New Excise, shall be paid, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed: And Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired therein.

Exchequer Appoint- ments.

An Ordinance for putting Humphry Sallwey Esquire, a Member of this House, into the Office of the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer, now under Sequestra- tion, to continue in it during the Pleasure of both Houses, with all the Powers and Privileges belonging unto it, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

An Ordinance for putting Thomas Hoyle Esquire, a Member of this House, into the Office of the King's Treasurer's Remembrancer in the Exchequer, now under Sequestration, to continue in it during the Pleasure of both Houses, with all the Powers and Privileges belong- ing unto it, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Gloucester Ministers.

Ordered, That One hundred Pounds per Annum out of the Rents belonging to the Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral of Gloucester, be paid Quarterly to an orthodox Divine, to preach Weekly in the said Cathedral; and Fifty Pounds per Annum out of the said Rents, to an- other orthodox Divine, to preach Weekly in the Parish- Church of Saint Michael's in Gloucester: Which said Ministers shall be chosen by the Committee of this House for Gloucester, and approved of by the Assembly of Divines.

Money for Army.

Ordered, That Mr. Green, Mr. Nicoll, and Mr. Trenchard, do, this Afternoon, repair to the Commissioners of Excise, to endeavour the Borrowing of Seven thousand Pounds for Sir W. Waller's and my Lord General's Armies.

Oxfordshire, &c. Forces.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to dispose the Forces in Oxfordshire, Bucking- hamshire, and Berkeshire, into speedy Action and Em- ployment, for the best Advantage of the Publick; and that they take some speedy Course for sending down all the Officers and Commanders to their several and re- spective Charges.

Mr. Crew is appointed to take care herein; and to give an Account hereof to the House on Monday Morning next.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir Edw. Aiscough shall have the Leave of this House to go into the Country.

Huntington Committees.

An Ordinance for Indemnifying of the Committees in Huntingtonshire, for some Services they have done for the Parliament, upon Ordinances in the said County, was this Day read the First time; and, upon Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Excise of Flesh, &c.

An Ordinance for disengaging the Excise of Flesh, of Five thousand Pounds, for Powder, &c. assigned to the . . . . . which they have not received, &c.; was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence, by Mr. Green.

Army Affairs.

A Letter from my Lord General, from Bodmyn in Cornewall, of July 30, 1644; relating the State of the Pro- gress of his Army, and of the great Success bestowed, by the Blessing of God, upon his Army; was this Day read.

Contract for Horses.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth Assent and Order, That the One hundred and Thirty Pounds, contracted for at a Council of War aboard the Ship the Lyon, for Twenty Horse and Mares, with their Furniture, and other Furniture specified in a Note, sent up under the Hands of Captain Rob. Molton, Captain Ben. Cromdley, and Captain Tho. Ashley; and by them contracted for and delivered for the Service of the State, in the County of Pembroke; be paid, according to that Contract.

Letter referred.

Ordered, That the Letter from Pembrokeshire, this Day read, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of both Kingdoms; and likewise to that Part that con- cerns the Navy, to the Committee of the Navy.

Military Affairs.

Ordered, That it be recommended unto the Committee of both Kingdoms to give Order, that the Motions and Marches of Prince Rupert's Army may be observed and attended.

Weekly Assessments.

Ordered, That the several Members of this House, that serve for Middlesex, Westminster, the City of London, and the Borough of Southwarke, do give an Account, on Monday Morning, of the State of the Collections of the weekly Assessments for my Lord General's Army.

Army Supplies.

Ordered, That Mr. Scawen do make Report, on Mon- day Morning, from the Committee appointed to consider of the Supplying the Armies under my Lord General and Sir Wm. Waller.

Ordered, That Mr. Green and Mr. Nicoll do inform themselves, what Money is come in, or speedily to be had, for my Lord General's Army, either out of the Excise, the weekly Assessments, or otherwise; and to give an Account of it to the House on Monday Morning next.

Answer from Lords.

Mr. Green reports, that the Lords do agree to Three of the Orders carried up by him: And, as to the Ordi- nance concerning the Excise of Flesh, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Message to Lords.

Sir Gilb. Gerard carried up to the Lords the additional Ordinances concerning the Payment of the maimed Sol- diers out of the New Excise; the Order for Payment of One hundred and Fifty Pounds to the Kentish Horse and Dragoons; for conveying the last Twenty thousand Pounds, for my Lord General's Army, to Portesmouth; the Ordinance for indemnifying the Committees of Hun- tingtonshire; the Ordinance for disengaging the Five thousand Pounds out of the Excise of Flesh, assigned for Payment of Powder for the Use of the Navy.

Irish Affairs.

A Letter from divers of the chief Protestant Officers and Gentry of the Province of Ulster, of July * *; and a Declaration of the Protestants of Munster, and divers Propositions from them, to enable them to carry on the War; were all this Day read; and ordered to be carried up to the Lords by Sir Gilb. Gerard.

Ordered, That the Letter, Declaration, and Proposi- tions, from the Protestants of the Province of Munster in Ireland, be taken into Consideration on Wednesday next.

Coote's Petition.

The humble Petition of Sir Charles Coote, Knight and Baronet, was this Day read; and ordered to be referred to the Consideration of the Committee appointed to re- ceive and consider of the Propositions from the British Commissioners: Who are to receive what he shall offer by way of Proposition.

Petitions from London.

The House being informed, that the Sheriffs of the City were at the Door, who desired to offer something to the Consideration of the House;

They were called in.

And the Sheriff informed the House, They were com- manded to present Three Petitions from the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common-Council, of the City of London: One, for the Bringing to Judgment all Delinquents; a Second, That, in all Sales and Sequestrations already made, or to be made, of the Estate of any Persons, Pro- vision may be made for the Payment of their just and true Debts; a Third Petition, concerning the Grievance by the Vent of Farthing Tokens, far above their intrin- sick Value: And acquainted the House, That, of the Two first Petitions, they had Duplicates to present to the Lords; and desired they might deliver them unto them.

The Sheriffs were again called in: And Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, acquainted them, That the House had taken into Consideration the Three Petitions; the which they find to be Matters of great Weight; and do thank them for their great Care expressed in them: And, as . . the first, for bringing Delinquents to Justice, they received a Petition to that Purpose in May last; and that since then this House had passed an Or- dinance for Martial Law, for the Punishment of Delin- quents within the Lines of Communication: And, as to the Petition concerning the Satisfaction of just Debts owing by Delinquents, out of the Delinquents Estates; and the Petition concerning Farthing Tokens; they will take into serious and speedy Consideration; and do con- sent, that they may prefer the Petitions, as they desire, to the Lords.

Ordered, That the humble Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, in Com- mon Council assembled, desiring, That, in all Sequestra- tions and Sales already made, or to be made, of the Estates of any Persons, Provision may be made of their just and true Debts out of their Estates, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of the whole House, appointed to sit upon the Ordinance for the Sale of De- linquents Estates: Who likewise have Power to receive any Propositions that shall be made by the Petitioners, or any of them, for the Advance of Monies.

Martial Law.

Sir Wm. Strickland went up to the Lords, to desire them to expedite the Ordinance concerning the Martial Law.

Answer from Lords.

Sir Gilb. Gerard brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to all the Ordinances carried up by him, except that concerning Hunt'; to which they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Farthing Tokens.

Ordered, That the humble Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, in Com- mon Council assembled, concerning the Grievance by Farthing Tokens, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of this House for the Farthing Office, with the Addition of the Members that serve for Westminster, the City of London, and Borough of Southwarke.

Exchequer Appoint- ment.

Whereas the Office of the King's Treasurer's Re- membrancer in the Exchequer, hath not been attended and executed by the proper and sworn Officer, as by the Ordinance of Parliament hath been required; by reason whereof much Damage hath come to the Commonwealth; and that therefore the same is sequestered: It is therefore Ordered, and Declared, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Thomas Hoyle Esquire, a Member of the House of Commons, shall have and exe- cute the said Office of the King's Treasurer's Remem- brancer, during the Pleasure of both Houses, with all Fees, Powers, Privileges, and Profits thereunto belong- ing, in as ample Manner as any other the King's Trea- surer's Remembrancer, in the Exchequer aforesaid, ought to have enjoyed the same. And it is further Ordained and Required, That Mr. Solicitor General do prepare a Bill, in due and usual Form of Law, to pass under the Great Seal of England, containing a Grant of the said Office and Premisses, under the said Thomas Hoyle, in Possession, during the Pleasure of both Houses, as amply as the same have been granted, either by his Majesty King James, or by his Majesty that now is, unto any Person or Persons whatsoever: And that the Commis- sioners of the Great Seal do accordingly pass the same under the said Great Seal: For which the said Bill, toge- ther with this Ordinance, or the Duplicate thereof, shall be a sufficient Warrant.

Payments from Excise.

Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Monies raised upon the ad- ditional Excise, by an Ordinance of the Eighth of July, 1644, and by that Ordinance divided into Three Parts, and apportioned to several Uses, shall be paid by the Commissioners of Excise unto the Persons hereafter men- tioned; that is to say, the Moiety of one Third Part, appointed by the said Ordinance, for the Satisfaction of the pressing Debts due to several Handicrafts-men, Stran- gers, and other Persons, for Arms and Ammunition heretofore bought for the Use of the State, and to several poor Persons for Carriage, by Carts and Waggons, for the same Use, shall be paid to Sir Gilbert Gerrard Knight, Treasurer at Wars, for those Uses; the other Moiety of that Third Part appointed for the Relief of wounded and maimed Soldiers, and for the Satisfaction of Physicians, Apothecaries, and Chirurgeons, for the Cure of such Soldiers, and for the Relief of such Widows and Chil- dren as have lost their Husbands and Fathers in the Ser- vice of the Commonwealth, shall be paid unto Wm. Greenehill, John Pocock, John Randall, and Richard Hutchinson, Treasurers appointed for the maimed Sol- diers, or unto any Two of them, for those Uses; the second Third Part (whereof the one Moiety is by that Ordinance appointed to be employed toward the Land Forces in Service of the Parliament) shall be paid to the said Sir Gilbert Gerrard Knight; and the other Moiety, appointed for the Provision of Arms and Ammunition for the said Land Forces, shall be paid to Sir Walter Erle Knight, Lieutenant of the Ordnance; The last Third Part (the one Moiety whereof is appointed, by that Or- dinance, for the Maintenance of the Navy by Sea) shall be paid to Sir Henry Vane junior, Knight, Treasurer of the Navy, by Order of the Committee of the Navy; the other Moiety of the said Third Part, appointed for Arms, Stores, and Ammunition, for the Navy, shall be paid to the said Sir Walter Earle Knight, for the Use of the Navy, by Order of the said Committee of the Navy: And the Receipts of the several Persons appointed by this Ordinance for the respective Sums by them to be received according to the Intent of this Ordinance, shall be a War- rant and Discharge unto the Commissioners of Excise.

Maimed Soldiers, &c.

It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the Commissioners of Excise shall duly pay the Two hundred Pounds a Week formerly appointed by Ordinance of Parliament, dated the Eighteenth of June, 1644, for the wounded and maimed Soldiers, and Wi- dows, out of the Sixth Part of the New Excise, unto Wm. Greenehill, John Pococke, John Randall, and Richard Hutchinson, Treasurers appointed for the maimed Sol- diers, or unto any Two of them: And in case that the said Sixth Part, assigned out of the said New Excise, for the said maimed and wounded Soldiers and Widows, by the late Ordinance dated the Eighth of July, 1644, shall not be sufficient to pay the said Two hundred Pounds a Week, as is above directed; then the said Commis- sioners are hereby authorized and directed to pay the same, or so much thereof as shall be wanting upon the New Excise, out of the Old; to the end that so necessary and charitable a Work, as the Relieving of the poor maimed Soldiers and Widows, may no-ways be neglect- ed: And the Acquittance or Acquittances under the Hands of the before-mentioned Wm. Greenehill, John Pococke, John Randall, and Richard Hutchinson, Trea- surers for the said maimed Soldiers, or any Two of them, shall be a sufficient Discharge unto the said Commis- sioners of Excise for the Payment of the said Two hundred Pounds a Week in Manner aforesaid; notwith- standing any thing contained in any former Ordinance to the contrary.

Exchequer Appoint- ment.

Whereas the Office of the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer hath not been attended and executed by the proper and sworn Officer, as by the Ordinance of Parliament hath been required: by reason whereof much Detriment hath come to the Commonwealth; and that, therefore, the same is sequestered: It is therefore Ordained and Declared, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Humphry Salway Esquire, a Member of the House of Commons, shall have and execute the said Office of the King's Remembrancer, during the Pleasure of both Houses, with all Fees, Powers, Privileges and Profits thereunto belonging, in as ample Manner as any other his Majesty's Remembrancer in the Exchequer, as aforesaid, ought to have enjoyed the same. And it is further Ordained and Required, That Mr. Solicitor General do prepare a Bill, in due and usual Form of Law, to pass the Great Seal of England, containing a Grant of the said Office and Premises unto the said Humphry Salwey in Possession, during the Pleasure of both Houses, as amply as the same have been granted, either by his Majesty King James, or his Majesty that now is, unto any Person or Persons whatsoever: And that the Com- missioners of the Great Seal do accordingly pass the same under the said Great Seal: For which, the said Bill, together with this Ordinance, or the Duplicate thereof, shall be their sufficient Warrant.

Contract for Salt-petre.

Whereas, by an Ordinance of the Thirtieth of January, 1643, upon a Contract made by the Committee of Safety of the Kingdom, and Wm. Curteene Esquire, for a Parcel of Salt-petre, amounting, by Estimate, at the Rate of Five Pounds per Hundred, to Ten thousand Pounds, the said Mr. Curteene was to be paid for the said Petre, out of Monies arising on the several Ordinances of Excise, of the Eleventh of September, 1643, and the Tenth of January last; viz. Five thousand Pounds out of the one, and Five thousand Pounds out of the other; which latter Ordinance of the Tenth of January being for the Excise of Flesh and Salt, was and is appropriated to the Use of the Navy: And whereas, it was intended that the one Moiety of the said Salt-petre should be for the Use of the Navy; which is since converted to the Supply of several Forts, Garisons, and Armies, employed for the Defence of the King, Parliament, and Kingdom: Be it therefore Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That the Five thousand Pounds, paid or appointed to be paid Mr. Curteene, out of the Ordinances of Excise of the said Tenth of January, for Flesh and Salt, shall be satisfied and paid the said Mr. Carteene, or his Assigns, out of the Ordinance of the Eleventh of September, or any other Ordinances of Excise not appropriated to the Use of the Navy: And the Commissioners of Excise are hereby required to see a due Execution and Performance of this Ordinance; notwithstanding any former Ordinance in this Case.

Huntingdon Committees.

Whereas divers Persons formerly appointed Com- mittees for the County of Huntington, have neglected and refused their Obedience to the said Service; and others are since, by Ordinance or Order of Parliament, employed in other Places and Parts of the Kingdom for the Service thereof; in which regard divers of the remaining Part of the said Committee, for the better pro- moting of the publick Service, have acted upon several Ordinances, in which some of them were never named Committees: And whereas Edward Mountague, Torrell Jocelyn, Abraham Burrell, and John Castle, Esquires; Thomas Templer, John Bonner, Robert Harvey, Rob. Vinter, Wm. Drury, and Gervase Fullwood, Gentlemen; the remaining Part of the said Committee; have, divers times, been necessitated to restrain and imprison divers refractory Persons, for compelling Obedience unto the several Ordinances and Orders of Parliament, to be put in Execution within the said County: It is now Declared, That the said Acting upon the said Ordinances, and the Restraints and Imprisonments so made, or done, where Power in any Ordinance is given to Committees so to act, restrain, or imprison, or hereafter to be made or done by the aforenamed Committees, or any three or more of them, for compelling Obedience unto any Ordinance or Order of Parliament to be put in Execution within the said County, are and hereafter shall be esteemed as acceptable Service to the State: And the said Edward Mountague, Torrell Jocelyne, Abraham Burrell, John Castell, Thomas Templer, John Bonner, Robert Harvey, Robert Vinter, Wm. Drurey, and Gervise Fulwood, and every of them, for such their Acting upon the said Ordi- nances and Orders, and for such Restraint and Imprison- ment by them, or any of them, made or done, shall be saved harmless, and kept indemnified, by the Authority and Power of both Houses of Parliament: And that, for the Time to come, the said Parties are appointed, and hereby authorized, to put in Execution all Orders and Ordinances already passed for that County.