House of Commons Journal Volume 4
9 August 1645

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 9 August 1645', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 4: 1644-1646 (1802), pp. 234-236. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23466 Date accessed: 22 August 2014.


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Die Sabbati, 9 Augusti, 1645.

Prayers.

REsolved, &c. That Forty Pounds be advanced and paid by the Committee at Haberdashers-Hall, for the Relief of the Lady Drake, in her Sickness.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Mr. Recorder reports, That the Common-Council of the City of London, in pursuance of the Order of this House of 4 Augusti instant, had named John Langham, and Richard Chambers, Aldermen, Francis Allen, Colonel Wilson, Alexander Jones, and John Bellamy, as fit Persons to be added to the Committee of the Militia for London: Which were, upon the Question, approved of: And

It is thereupon Ordered, That Mr. Recorder do bring in an Ordinance for adding them accordingly.

Ordered, That Mr. Recorder do bring in an Ordinance for enabling the Committee of the Militia of London with Power to search for Papists, and suspicious Persons, within the Lines of Communication, in pursuance of the Power granted them in that Behalf by the Ordinance of 27 Februarii 1644; wherein this Clause, videlicet, "For whom they shall be accountable, there being one of the said Committee of the Militia present," is to be omitted.

An Ordinance for taxing several Sums of Money upon the Eastern Association, and other Counties, to be employed towards the Reducing of Newark, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Sam. Browne, Mr. Millington, Sir John Curson, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Pury, Mr. Tate, Sir Tho. Widdrington; or any Three of them: Who are appointed to withdraw presently, and bring in the said Ordinance amended, according to the Debate thereupon in the House.

A Letter, from Newport-Pagnell, from Lieutenant-Colonel Cokayne, of 7 Augusti 1645, was read; and was concerning the Government of that Place: The Charge whereof, he alleged, was, by the Committee for Supply of the Commands of the Members in the Armies and Garisons, committed to him till further Order; and to which Major Temple was now commissionated by MajorGeneral Browne, by virtue of the Ordinance for appointing Major-General Browne Major-General of the Three Counties of Oxon, Buck', and Berk'.

Which Ordinance was likewise read: And

It is thereupon Declared, That Major-General Browne, by virtue of this Ordinance, hath no Power to establish a Governor in the Garison of Newport-Pagnell.

A Letter from Sir Thomas Fairfax, to Sir Tho. Widdrington, a Member of this House, from Sherrington, of 8 Junii 1645, was this Day read; and was, to recommend Captain Doyley to be Governor of Newport-Pagnell.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint Captain Doyley to be established Governor of Newport-Pagnell.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

And Sir Thomas Widdrington is to carry it to the Lords.

Resolved, &c. That it be recommended to LieutenantColonel Cokayne, to take care of the Garison of NewportPagnell, till this House take further Order: And Sir Samuel Luke is appointed to prepare a Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to Lieutenant-Colonel Cokaine, to take care of this Garison accordingly.

Ordered, That Mr. Lane and Sir Wm. Lewes do, from this House, go to Major-General Browne, and acquaint him, That by the Ordinance whereby he is appointed Major-General of the Three Associated Counties of Oxon, Buck', and Berk', there is no Power given him for establishing of a Governor in the Garison of Newport-Pagnell; and to desire him to write his Letter to Major Temple, to come away from that Garison, this House having resolved of another Governor for that Place.

Mr. Recorder acquainted the House with a scandalous Pamphlet, put forth in the Name of Lieutenant-Colonel Lilbourne, a Prisoner to the Parliament, taxing the Justice of the Parliament, and aspersing several of the Members of the House.

Mr. Corbett reported the Carriage of the said Lieutenant-Colonel Lilbourne at the Committee of Examinations, by whom he was to be examined.

Ordered, That the Consideration for finding out the Author of this Book be referred to the Committee of Examinations: And that, in case it appear to be Lilbourn's Book; they shall have Power to commit him to what Prison they please.

Sir Anthony Irby reports the Amendments to the Ordinance for taxing several Sums of Money upon the Eastern Association, and other Counties, to be employed towards the Reducing of Newark: Which were twice read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Ordered, That the Members of this House, of the several Counties taxed by the said Ordinance, be desired to advance One Month's Pay, to be sent to the Rendesvous, for the present Pay of those Horse; to be repaid out of the first Monies that shall come in upon the said Ordinance.

A Letter from the Committee of the Eastern Association, from Trinity-College, of 28 Julii 1645, was read; and a Certificate, under the Hand of Mr. Frost, of 5 Augusti 1645: Which were concerning Captain Poe.

Resolved, &c. That Captain Anthony Poe shall be discharged of his Place of Captain: And it is referred to the Committee of the Eastern Association, to present another to command those Horse, whereof he is now Captain, in his Place: And that his Commission be recalled.

Ordered, That the Ordinance for Relief of Leicester be brought in on Tuesday next.

Resolved, &c. That Captain Samuel Moore shall be continued Governor of Montgomeroy-Castle till further Order from this House.

Mr. Tate reports the humble Petitions of the Reformadoes reduced Officers late under the Command of the Earl of Essex, then Lord General, with the Names of the said Officers thereunto annexed.

Resolved, &c. That Four hundred Pounds shall be charged upon the Excise: And that the Commissioners of Excise be desired to advance this Four hundred Pounds for Pay of these Reformado reduced Officers: And Mr. Tate is to bring in an Ordinance accordingly.

Ordered, That the Three Petitions, from several Officers, concerning a Ship taken at Arundle-Castle, be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to take the Accompts of the Money appointed to the Soldiers for the Salvage of the said Ship, that the same may be paid accordingly.

Ordered, That the Petition of the reduced Officers in the Lord General and Sir Wm. Balfour's Regiments of Horse, be referred to the Committee of the Army, where Mr. Scawen has the Chair.

Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning Sutton's Hospital be taken into Consideration on Monday next.

Ordered, That the Committee of Lords and Commons at Haberdashers-Hall do advance One hundred and Fifty Pounds towards the Pay of the Officers and Soldiers of Colonel Apsley.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Colonel Purbeck Temple to be established Governor of Henley.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

A Letter, to be signed by the Speaker, and sent to Lieutenant-Colonel Cokayne, concerning the Government of the Garison of Newport-Pagnell, was this Day read; and assented unto.

Ordered, That Mr. Coleman be injoined to print his Sermon he preached before the Commons House the last Fast, as near as he can, as he preached it: And Sir John Wray is appointed to give him Notice of this Order.

An Ordinance for Continuance of an Ordinance of the Eighteenth of October 1644, for Relief of the Brittish Army in Ireland for Six Months; to commence from the First Day of November 1645, and to end the last of April 1646; with several further Additions and Alterations; was this Day twice read; and, upon the Question, committed to the Members of this House, that are of the Committee for Irish Affairs: Who are to consider of, and report the same on Monday Morning.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Widdrington do report the Business concerning Scarborough-Castle on Monday Morning.

Mr. Speaker informed the House, That one John Carre could make a Discovery of great Concernment to the House.

Mr. Knightley reports, that the Lords do agree, That One Lord, and Two Commoners, of the Committee of both Kingdoms, shall have Power to appoint Convoys to receive Intelligence; and report to the House: Which Power is to continue for a Month.