House of Commons Journal Volume 4
6 August 1645

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 6 August 1645', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 4: 1644-1646 (1802), pp. 232-234. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23464 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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Die Mercurii, 6 Augusti, 1645.

Prayes.

ORdered, That my Lord Grey do bring in the Ordinance concerning Leicester on Saturday Morning next.

Ordered, That, in respect the Collectors of the City of London and Westminster, and within the Lines of Communication, do immediately pay in the Assessments for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army unto the Treasurers at Wars at Guildhall, London, without making use of any HighCollector, that the Treasurers at Wars shall allow them Two-pence in the Pound for what the said Collectors shall so pay in; and the same shall be allowed to the Treasurers at Wars, upon their Accompt.

Ordered, That Colonel Greves be summoned to attend the Committee of the Army this Afternoon: And that Sir William Brereton do give him Notice; and that they make Report on Friday next.

Mr. Whittacre reports the Amendments to the Ordinance concerning the publishing the Directory for Publick Worship: The which were twice read; and, upon the Question, assented unto: And the Ordinance, with the Amendments, upon the Question passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence. And Mr. Whittacre is appointed to carry it to the Lords.

Colonel Venn presented to the House the humble Petition of the Inhabitants in the Borough of Southwarke in the County of Surrey; which was, To have Power to elect Two Burgesses for the said Borough.

And the Question was propounded, Whether this Petition should be taken into Consideration on Thursday come Sevennight, the first Business.

And the Question being put, Whether this Question should be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

And then the Question being put, Whether this Petition from the Inhabitants of the Borough of Southwarke should be taken into Consideration on Thursday come Sevennight, the first Business;

It passed with the Affirmative. And

It is Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind hereof.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Prisoners, to dispose of the Prisoners that are coming up from the West, in such safe Manner as they shall think fit: And

It is further Ordered, That the said Committee shall have Power, and are authorized, to treat with such Persons, Prisoners of War, as they shall think fit, for compounding with them for their Ransoms for their personal Liberties; provided that they compound not with any Irish: And that they do first present the Names and Qualities of such Prisoners as they shall think fit to be ransomed, and the Sums of Money to be paid by them; to be approved of by the House.

The Paper of the Eight-and-twentieth of July 1645, from the Scotts Commissioners, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, ordered to be presently taken into Consideration.

Resolved, &c. That, to such Propositions as shall be next sent to his Majesty for a safe and well-grounded Peace, a positive Answer shall be desired from his Majesty, without any Treaty.

Resolved, &c. That Propositions shall be sent to his Majesty for a safe and well-grounded Peace.

Resolved, &c. That such Desires, as shall be now made to his Majesty for a safe and well-grounded Peace, on the Behalf of England and Ireland, shall be presented in Bills to his Majesty.

Resolved, &c. That a Conference be desired with the Lords, upon the Papers from the Scotts Commissioners, touching the renewing the Desires for a safe and wellgrounded Peace: And that these Votes be delivered at this Conference; and the Lords Concurrence be desired: And that the Lords be desired, That these Votes may be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners by the Committee of both Kingdoms, and by them treated with them upon them.

Sir Robert Harley went up to desire this Conference.

Sir Peter Wentworth is appointed to desire a Conference by Committees of both Houses, so soon as may stand with their Lordships Conveniency, concerning the Ordinance touching the Isle of Ely.

Ordered, &c. That Mr. Crewe do report the Petition from divers Gentlemen in the County of Lincolne on Saturday Morning.

Ordered, &c. That Sir Christopher Yelverton shall have Leave to go into the Country for a Month, from Monday next.

Ordered, &c. That Sir Edward Hungerford shall have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.

Sir Robert Harley brings Answer, That the Lords give a Meeting presently at a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, in the Painted Chamber.

Sir Peter Wentworth brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to a present Conference, by a Committee of the whole House, presently, in the Painted Chamber, concerning the Business of the Isle of Ely.

Mr. Browne, Mr. Sollicitor, Mr. Whitlocke, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Corbett, are appointed Managers of both the Conferences.

Ordered, &c. That Mr. Browne shall have Leave to visit the Earl of Cleveland.

Mr. Lisle is to go to the Lords, to desire them to sit awhile; and to desire them to give Answer to the Names of the Committees for the Eastern Association; and to the Business concerning the Impeachment of the Earl of Stamford.

Resolved, &c. That the Lords be desired, That One Lord, and Two Commoners, of the Committee of both Kingdoms, joining with the Scotts Commissioners, may have Power to appoint Convoys to give and receive Intelligence; and to make Reports to the Houses.

This to continue for a Month.

Mr. Knightley carried this to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Sir Wm. Lewes carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, an Ordinance concerning the employing the Horse raised in the County of Kent, for the Service of the County of Hants; and the Ordinance for charging Five thousand Pounds upon the Excise, to be paid, in Course, for the Service of the Three Counties of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks.

Sir Wm. Lewes brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Ordinance for employing the Horse raised in the County of Kent, for the Service of Hants; and to the Ordinance for Five thousand Pounds for the Counties of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks.

Ordered, &c. That the several Committees do meet To-morrow, notwithstanding the Adjournment of the House till Friday Morning.

Ordered, &c. That the several Ordinances concerning the Government of the University of Cambridge, the Parish of Convent-Garden, and the Rectory of Winwick, be taken into Consideration on Friday Morning.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page;

The Lords have commanded us to return you these Directions concerning the Election of Elders: They received them from you Yesterday at a Conference, with some Amendments; which they do agree to be left out, as was desired, with an Addition of this Proviso: An Ordinance for enabling the Commissioners of the Navy to prepare Ships: A Latin Letter to be sent to the Lord Rosa, President of the Council at Bruxells, upon the Desire of Doctor Walker, Agent there; it being prepared by the Committee of the Admiralty, and signed by the Speaker of their House: An Order for Approbation of divers Officers in the Admiralty: A Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms, concerning the Carrying over of Cloth for Ireland: The Petition of Cornet Edward Pudsey; which they recommend to your Consideration. They commanded us to put you in mind of Doctor Bastwick's Petition concerning Sir Wm. Huddleston; and of Colonel Tompson's Petition; also of the Vote for Nicolas Leake Esquire to be added to the Committee for Darlye. They commanded us to acquaint you, That the Lords have thought fit to adjourn till Tuesday next.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That Nicolas Leake Esquire be added to the Committees for Darby.

Ordered, &c. That Mr. Whittacre do make the Report concerning Doctor Bastwick's Petition, and Sir Wm. Huddleston, on Saturday Morning.

An Ordinance for charging Five thousand Pounds upon the Excise, to be paid, in Course, for the Service of the Three Counties of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

An Ordinance concerning the employing the Horse raised in the County of Kent, for the Service of the County of Hants, was this Day read; and was in hæc verba; "Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That the Horse and Dragoons, appointed to be raised in the County of Kent, by virtue of the Ordinance of Parliament, of the Eighteenth of July 1645, for Relief of the Counties of Oxon, Bucks, Berks, and Southampton, shall be employed for the Service of reducing the said County of Southampton to the Obedience of the Parliament; and shall be duly paid by the Committee of the County of Southampton, during the Time they shall continue in Service in the same County:" And, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

An Ordinance for securing Two thousand Pounds, with Interest for the same, out of the Receipts of the Excise, to Mr. Maximilian Bond, for the Service of Ireland, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

An Ordinance for securing One thousand Pounds, with Interest for the same, out of the Receipts of the Excise, to Mr. Thomas Browne, for the Service of Ireland, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

An Ordinance for securing Two thousand Pounds, with Interest for the same, out of the Receipts of the Excise, to Mr. John Parker, for the Service of Ireland, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Mr. Lisle brings Answer from the Lords, That they will sit awhile: And, as to the appointing a Day for Hearing upon the Impeachment against the Earl of Stamford, and others; and as to the Names of the Committees in the Eastern Association; they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Sir Edward Aiscough acquainted the House with some scandalous Words reported by Colonel Kinge; and delivered in a Paper thereof: Which was read.

A Letter, to be sent to the Commissioners residing with the Scotts Army, was this Day read.

Ordered, &c. That the Letters, found at PontefracteCastle, shall be read on Friday next: And that the Paper, delivered in to the House this Day by Sir Edward Askew, be then also taken into Consideration.

Answer returned by the same Messengers;

The House hath considered your Message: And, as to the Vote for Mr. Leake to be added to the Committees of he County of Darby, they do agree: And, as to the rest of the Messages, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Ordered, &c. That the Committee appointed to prepare the Acknowledgment and Submission, to be made by Mr. James Cranford, do report the same on Friday Morning.

Ordered, &c. That all the Reports be made from the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall on Tuesday next: And that no other Business do intervene: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind hereof.

Resolved, &c. That Two Members of this House shall be sent over to Munster in Ireland, with such Instructions as they shall receive.

Resolved, &c. That Colonel Jephson shall be sent over with a Regiment of Horse; and command a Regiment of Horse, in Munster in Ireland.

Resolved, &c. That Colonel Wm. Jephson shall be one of the Members of this House that shall be sent into Munster.

Resolved, &c. That Colonel Wm. Jephson and Colonel Ven do, from this House, desire the Lord Mayor to call a Common-Council, to consider and nominate Two sitting Persons to the House, to be sent to Munster in Ireland, with such Instructions as they shall receive from both Houses of Parliament.

Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Irish Affairs, to prepare Instructions for the Commissioners that are to go into Munster.

Resolved, &c. That Henry Herbert, Nath. Stephens, and Thomas Hodges, Esquires, Members of this House, be added to the Commissioners of both Houses, that are appointed to reside with... Scotts.

Mr. Goodwyn to carry it up to the Lords.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, &c. That Mr. Stephens and Mr. Hodges shall not be necessitated to be present with the Commissioners residing with the Scotts Army, but at such times as the Occasions of Gloucester will give them Leave to be absent from their Service at Gloucester.

Ordered, &c. That the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall do advance, upon Account, One hundred Pounds upon Henry Herbert Esquire, a Member of this House, who is added to the Commissioners of both Houses appointed to reside with the Scotts Army; to fit him, and accommodate him, for his Journey, and towards the defraying the Charge in this Service.

An Ordinance for charging Five hundred Pounds, with Interest for the same, upon the Receipts of the Excise, to be paid to Colonel Wm. Syddenham, Governor of Weymouth, for the Use of the Garison there, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

And Mr. Trenchard is appointed to carry this Ordinance to the Lords.

An Ordinance concerning the Election of Scholars in the College of Eaton; and for freeing the Rents payable to the said College from Taxes and Assessments; was this Day read the Second time; and ordered to be read the Second time on Friday Morning.

An Ordinance for taxing several Sums of Money upon the Eastern Association, and other Counties, to be employed towards the Reducing of Newarke, was this Day read the First time; and ordered to be read the Second time on Friday Morning.

Resolved, &c. That William Parsons Esquire shall be sent over from both Houses to Munster in Ireland.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page;

The Lords have commanded us to let you know, That they do concurr in all those Votes they lately received of you, at a Conference concerning a safe and well-grounded Peace.