House of Commons Journal Volume 4
30 November 1646

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 30 November 1646', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 4: 1644-1646 (1802), pp. 730-732. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23834 Date accessed: 21 October 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 30 Novembris, 1646.

Prayers.

THE Grand Committee of the House sat, to take into further Consideration the Ordinance for preventing the Growth and Spreading of Heresies and Blasphemies.

Mr. Whittacre in the Chair.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired to the Order for referring it to the Members of this House, to confer with the Scotts Commissioners concerning the Marching of their Armies and Forces out of this Kingdom.

And the Order, so altered, was in hæc verba; videlicet,

Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That it be referred to the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to confer with the Scotts Commissioners; and to consider of the Time and Place, and of the Manner, of the Payment of the Monies that shall be paid to the Scotts Army, upon their Marching out of this Kingdom; and of the Prefervation and Ease of the Country in their Passage.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Mr. Pierepoint is appointed to carry it to the Lords.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Whittacre in the Chair.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Pierepoint brings Answer, That the Lords will send Answer to the Vote this Day carried by him to their Lordships, by Messengers of their own.

A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and * *;

The Lords have commanded us to return you this Order: Which they received from this House this Morning; and do agree to it, with the Amendment in this Paper: To which they desire your Concurrence: To return you likewise these other Two Ordinances: They are concerning the Ordinances for the Sale of the Bishops Lands: They moved from you; and the Lords do agree to them, with these Amendments: To which they desire your Concurrence.

The Amendments to the Order, for referring it to the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to treat with the Scotts Commissioners concerning the Payment of the Monies to them, and the Marching away of their Armies and Forces, was read; and was, that the Words; videlicet, "and Report hereof be made to both Houses by the respective Members;" may be added to the End of the said Order.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Addition, as is desired: Which is as followeth; videlicet.

Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That it be referred to the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to confer with the Scotts Commissioners; and to consider of the Time and Place, and of the Manner, of the Payment of the Monies that shall be paid to the Scotts Army, upon their Marching out of this Kingdom; and of the Prefervation and Ease of the Country in their Passage: And Report hereof to be made to both Houses by the respective Members.

The Amendments to the Ordinance concerning the Tickets to be received by the Accomptant-Register were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.

The Amendment to the Ordinance concerning the Allowance of Warrants for incident Charges was read; and was, upon the Question, assented unto.

Answer returned by the same Messengers;

The House has considered their Lordships Message; and doth agree to the several Amendments to the several Ordinances, as is desired.

A Letter from Colonel Sydmbam Points, of 27 Septembris 1646, from York, with Two Copies of Letters not signed, and a Paper, inclosed, concerning an Endeavour to surprise Pontefract-Castle, and concerning Malignants and Papists receiving Commissions from the King to raise Forces against the Parliament, were all this Day read.

The Names of the Persons, in the said Paper mentioned, were, the Lady Savile, Philip Ann Esquire, Mr. Michael Ann, Lieutenant-Colonel Morris, Mr. Samuel Savile.

The Names of the Persons, in the Copy of the Letter written to the Committee at York, were, Sir James Leisly, Sir Wm. Blakiston, Sir Jordan Crosland, Marmaduke Darcy, Marmaduke Holtby, * Trollop, Henry Messenger, James Bolt, Robert Katherick, Geffery Douglas, Captain Francklyn, and the Minister of Allerton.

Resolved, &c. That the several Persons above-mentioned be forthwith sent for, as Delinquents, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, his Deputy or Deputies: And that they have Power to receive into their Custody all such other malignant suspected Person or Persons, as Colonel-General Points shall think fit, to be secured, and committ.. to his or their Custody: And are to bring them up as Delinquents.

Ordered, That Sir Philip Stapilton, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Mr. Thorpe, and Mr. Blakiston, do prepare a Letter to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent unto ColonelGeneral Points; to give him Thanks for his great Care and Pains, in preventing any Surprisal of the Garisons in the County of York, and of any Mutinies there; and to require him to be aiding and assisting unto the Deputy or Deputies of the Serjeant at Arms, for the Apprehending and Bringing up of the Lady Savyle, Philip Ann Esquire, Mr. Michael Ann, Lieutenant-Colonel Morris, Mr. Samuel Savile, and of such other Papists and Delinquents, as he shall think fit to be secured.

Ordered, That Sir Philip Stapilton, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Mr. Thorpe, and Mr. Blakiston, do prepare a Letter to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to the General of the Scotts Army; to desire him to be aiding and assisting to the Deputy and Deputies of the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, for the Apprehending and Bringing up of the Persons of Sir James Leisley, Sir Wm. Blakiston, Sir Jordan Crosland, Marmaduke Darcy, Marmaduke Holtby, * Trollop, Henry Messenger, James Bolt, Robert Katherick, Geffery Douglas, Captain Francklyn, and the Minister of Allerton, or of such of them as are within any of the Quarters of the Scotts Army; and likewise to desire him, that no English Papists, or others ill-affected to the Parliament, or that have been in Arms against the Parliament, may be listed or entertained into the Scotts Army.

Ordered, That Sir Philip Stapilton, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Mr. Thorpe, and Mr. Blakiston, do prepare a Letter to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to the Mayor of Newcastle; to require him to be aiding and assisting to the Deputy or Deputies of the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, for the Seizing on and Apprehending of the Persons afore-named, as shall happen to be under his Power or Jurisdiction.

Ordered, That the Sum of One thousand Pounds be forthwith advanced and paid, by the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, unto Mr. Alderman Atkyn, Mr. Miles Corbett, and Mr. Spilman, to be employed for the present Support and Maintenance of the Garison of Lyn-Regis in the County of Norffolk: And that the Acquittance of the said Mr. Alderman Atkyn, Mr. Miles Corbett, and Mr. Spilman; shall be a good Discharge to the said Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, and the Treasures there, for the Payment of the said One thousand Pounds accordingly.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Eastern Association, to take care, that One thousand Pounds, ordered to be paid out of Goldsmiths-Hall for the Garison of Lynne, be paid to the Soldiers of the said Garison, for their present Supply and Maintenance.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Northern Association, to consider of the Estimate of the Charge sent up from the Town of Hull, for Repair of the Breaches in the Walls there, and what Monies may be necessary to be expended thereupon for the present, and where the said Monies is to be had; and to make a speedy Report to the House.

An Ordinance for authorizing the Committee of the Eastern Association to execute all Powers, that are contained in an Ordinance of the Third of September 1645, and in an Ordinance of the Sixth of August 1646, for the bringing in the Arrears payable by the said Two Ordinances, 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.

Mr. Corbett is appointed to carry it to the Lords.

The humble Petition of the Garison of Portesmouth was this Day read: And

It is thereupon Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Hants, to consider of an Establishment for the Garison of Portesmouth, of the Numbers fit to be maintained there, and how they shall be paid; and to report the same to the House.

They are likewise to take the same Care of Hurst-Castle.

Ordered, That the Sum of One thousand Pounds be paid unto Colonel Richard Norton, by the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, out of the Composition of any such Delinquent of the County of Hants, as shall be named to them by the said Colonel Norton, to be employed for the present Support and Maintenance of the Garison of Portesmouth: And that the Acquittance of the said Colonel Norton shall be a good Discharge to the said Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, and to the Treasurers there, for the Payment of the said One thousand Pounds accordingly.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the West, to inquire, and examine whether any Soldiers, faithful and well-affected to the Parliament, have been cashiered, or turned out of any of the Garisons in the Western Association; and such as have been in Arms against the Parliament, received and entertained, in their places.

The House, being informed of a scandalous Pamphlet, intituled, "An unhappy Game at Scotch and English; or, A full Answer from England to the Papers of Scotland, &c.;" do think fit and order, that the said Book be forthwith burned by the Hand of the common Hangman: And that the Sheriffs of London and Middlesex do take care, that the said Books be forthwith seized on, where they can be found, and burned, as aforesaid, some of them in the New-Pallace-Yard at Westminster, at Ten of the Clock in the Forenoon, on Wednesday next; and the Residue at the Royall-Exchange, London, at Eleven of the Clock in the Forenoon of the same Day.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Complaints, to inquire and find out the Author, Printers, and Publisher of a scandalous Pamphlet, intituled, "An unhappy Game at Scotch and English; or, A full Answer from England to the Papers of Scotland, &c.;" and to make Report thereof to the House.

The humble Petition of John Sampson, Josiab White, and Humphry Reymond, Sub-Commissioners of the Excise in the County of Dorsett, was this Day read: And

It is thereupon Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Excise, to examine the said Petition; and to give such Allowance thereupon, as they shall think fit; and to bring.. an Ordinance accordingly.

Ordered, That the House do meet in a Grand Committee, on this Day Sevennight, at Eight of the Clock in the Morning, to take into further Consideration the Ordinance for preventing the Growth of Heresies and Blasphemies, the first Business.