House of Commons Journal Volume 6
4 October 1648

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1802

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 6: 4 October 1648', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 6: 1648-1651 (1802), pp. 42-44. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25485 Date accessed: 29 July 2014.


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Die Mercurii, 4 Octobris, 1648.

Prayers.

Deans and Chapters Lands.

THE Grand Committee sat upon the Ordinance for Deans, Deans and Chapters Lands.

Mr. Annesley in the Chair.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Ordered, That the Grand Committee for the Ordinance for Deans, Deans and Chapters, do sit on Friday Morning next, at Eight of Clock, as by former Order.

Report deferred.

Ordered, That, on Wednesday next, Mr. Wheeler do report the Ordinance for Trustees for charitable Uses.

Parliament's Guards.

Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, Mr. Annesley do make Report concerning the Maintenance of the Horse Guards that attend the Houses of Parliament.

Northampton Ministers.

Ordered, That, on Wednesday Morning next, Mr. Tate do bring in an Ordinance for Maintenance of Ministers in the Town of Northampton.

Ld. Inchequin's Son.

Ordered, That a Warrant do issue, under the Hands of the Speakers of both Houses, to the Lieutenant of the Tower, to require him to deliver the Son of the Lord Inchequin to Lieutenant Colonel Beecher (who is appointed to carry him over, and exchange him for certain Prisoners there); and that he may be delivered without Fee, in regard he was not sent thither as a Delinquent, but only for Custody.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir Robert Pye, a Member of this House, have Leave to go into the Country.

Message to Lords.

Sir John Temple carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Orders for approving what Colonel Monck had done in the Regaining of Carickfergus and Belfast: The Order for bestowing the Sum of Five hundred Pounds upon Colonel George Monck, out of the Monies that come in upon the Ordinances for Fifty thousand Pounds for Ireland: Order for appointing Colonel George Monck Governor of the Town and Castle of Carickfergus: Order for bestowing upon Captain Brugh, that brought over Major General Monroe Prisoner, the Sum of Two hundred Pounds: Order for some Augmentation of Maintenance for the Ministers of Chichester: Order for Martial Law in the County of York: Order for Provision of Coals for Relief of the Poor of the City of London: The Order for requiring the Lieutenant of the Tower to deliver the Lord Inchequin's Son to Lieutenant Colonel Beecher, to be exchanged for some Prisoners in Ireland.

Free Quarters.

A Letter from the General, from St. Albans, of 2 Octobris 1648, was this Day read; representing the great Complaints that were made unto him, touching Free Quarter; and desiring some Remedy against it, by providing timely and constant Pay for the Army.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Lisle do go to the Lords with a Message, to desire them to pass the Ordinance for the Assessments for the Army, and to press them with the great Inconveniences and Complaints touching Free Quarter.

Navy.

Ordered, That the Report, in Sir Gilbert Gerard's Hands, concerning the Winter Guard, be made and considered To-morrow Morning, the first Business: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind hereof.

Answer from Lords.

Sir John Temple brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Orders concerning Colonel Monck: To the Order for Two hundred Pounds for Captain Brugh: To the Order for Martial Law in Yorkshire: To the Order concerning the Lord Inchequin's Son: To the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Ditto.

Mr. Lisle brings Answer, That the Lords will take the Ordinance for Assessments for the Army into speedy Consideration; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Arrears of Assessments.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do, on Saturday Morning next, report unto the House, the particular Sums that are in Arrear in any of the Counties, for their Assessments to the Army; the Grounds and Reasons that they conceive to be, that obstruct the orderly and due Bringing in of the said Assessments: and such Remedies as they shall conceive most effectual for removing the same: And that they do likewise bring in the Names of such Citizens as are in Arrear with their Assessments.

Thanks to the Lord General.

Resolved, &c. That some Members of the House be appointed to go to the Lord General, to take notice of his very good Services this Summer; and to congratulate his good Success in all those Services; and to return him the Thanks of this House, for his valiant and good Conduct; and to acquaint him, What the House has done upon his Letter, for the bringing in of Monies for the Army, and for Removing and Preventing of Free Quarter.

Sir Thomas Widdrington, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Nath. Fienis, and Mr. Tho. Challoner, are appointed to go to the General upon this Service.

Free Quarters.

Ordered, That the Members, now employed to the General, do desire him, That the Army may be so laid in their Quarters, as may be least burdensome to the particular Counties; especially to such as have paid their Assessments, relation being still had to their own and the Kingdom's Safety and Services.

Grant to the Lord General.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do prepare and bring in an Ordinance, for the Settling of Four thousand Pounds per Annum, Lands of Inheritance, upon Thomas Lord Fairefax, Lord General, and his Heirs, for ever, according to former Votes and Orders.

Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do take care, and give Order, for the speedy Payment of the Ten thousand Pounds, assigned to his Excellency out of the Receipts the same was charged. . . . by former Order.

Pass Warrant.

Ordered, That Wm. Gideon Esquire shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant, to transport himself, and Charles Collins his Servant, and to transport one Horse into France, Custom and Impost free.

Committee for Accompts.

Ordered, That the Committee for Accompts where Mr. Samuel Browne has the Chair, or any Five of them, may sit and act upon the Businesses referred to that Committee.

Judges.

Ordered, That, on Wednesday Morning next, the Commissioners of the Great Seal do bring in the Names of such Persons as they think sitting to fill the Benches with Judges.

Army.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Derby House, to consider, What is fit to be done in that Business, concerning the Supernumeraries in the several Counties that are not of the General Army, that have been raised upon the late Alarms and Insurrections, and upon the late Invasion by the Scotts; to the end the Counties may the more cheerfully pay in their Assessments to the General Army.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Sir John Drydon, a Member of this House, have Leave to go into the Country.

Reduction of Anglesey.

Ordered, That Thanks be given to Almighty God, by all the Ministers in all the Churches and Chapels within the Cities of London and Westminster, late Lines of Communication, and Weekly Bills of Mortality, on the next Lord's Day, for his great Mercy in blessing the Parliament Forces, under the Command of Colonel Mitton, with Success against the Enemy in the Isle of Anglesey, and in reducing that Island into the Hands, and to the Obedience, of the Parliament: And the Lord Mayor of the City of London is desired to give timely Notice hereof to the Ministers of the several and respective Places aforesaid.

Thanks to Officers.

Ordered, That a Letter of Thanks be prepared to be sent to Colonel Mitton, Colonel Jones, and Colonel Lowthian, and by them to the rest of the Officers, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, taking notice of their great and good Service, in this Action of reducing Anglesey: And Sir John Trevour and Mr. Foxwist are to prepare and bring in this Letter.

Col. Jones' Arrears.

Ordered, That the Sum of Two thousand Pounds be forthwith issued and paid unto Colonel Jones, upon Account, in Part of the Arrears due unto him upon his Entertainment in the Service of the Parliament: And that the said Sum of Two thousand Pounds be forthwith issued and paid unto the said Colonel Jones, or his Assignee, out of the first Money that shall arise, or be made, out of the Sequestrations of the Estates, real and personal, of the new Delinquents in the late Insurrection in Anglesey: And all Committees, Sequestrators, Solicitors, Treasurers, Receivers, Tenants, and all other Persons that are or shall be authorized or concerned in the Sequestring, Receiving, Paying, or Issuing-forth, of any the Rents, Profits, or Issues, of any the Estates, real or personal, of all or any the said Delinquents, are hereby authorized and required, respectively, to issue forth and pay the said Sum of Two thousand Pounds to the said Colonel Jones, or his Assignee, upon Account, as aforesaid: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Colonel Jones, or his Assignee, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge, from time to time, to the Persons aforesaid, respectively, for Payment of the said Two thousand Pounds, or any Part thereof, accordingly.

Col. Lowthian's Arrears.

Ordered, That the Sum of One thousand Pounds be forthwith issued and paid unto Colonel Lowthian, upon Account, in Part of his Arrears due unto him, upon his Entertainment in the Service of the Parliament: And that the said Sum of One thousand Pounds be forthwith issued and paid unto the said Colonel Lowthian, or his Assignee, out of the first Money that shall arise, or be made, out of the Sequestrations of the Estates, real and personal, of the new Delinquents in the late Insurrection in Anglesey: And all Committees, Sequestrators, Solicitors, Treasurers, Receivers, Tenants, and all other Persons that are or shall be authorized or concerned in the Sequestring, Receiving, Paying or Issuing-forth, of any the Rents, Profits, or Issues, of any the Estates, real or personal, of all or any of the said Delinquents, are hereby authorized and required respective . . , to issue forth and pay the said Sum of One thousand Pounds to the said Colonel Lowthian, or his Assignee, upon Account, as aforesaid: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Colonel Lowthian, or his Assignee, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge, from time to time, to the Persons aforesaid, respectively, for Payment of the said One thousand Pounds, or any Part thereof, accordingly.

Grant to Col. Mitton.

Whereas the Sum of Five thousand Pounds was, by Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, of the Fourteenth of August last, ordered to be paid to Colonel Thomas Mitton, upon Account, out of such Delinquents Fines or Estates, not formerly discovered or compounded with, as he should discover to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, or to the Committees in the Countries where their Estates lie: It is now Ordered, That the said Colonel Mitton shall have the one Moiety of the said Five thousand Pounds, now charged and paid unto him, out of the new Sequestrations of the new Delinquents Estates, real and personal, who were engaged in the late Insurrection in the Isle of Anglesey, in North Wales: And all Committees, Sequestrators, Solicitors, Treasurers, Receivers, Tenants, and all other Persons who are or shall be authorized or concerned in and about the Sequestring, Receiving, Paying, or Issuing-forth, of any the Monies raised, or to be raised, out of any of the Estates, real and personal, of the said Delinquents, or any of them, are hereby authorized, ordered, and required, respectively, to issue forth and pay, to the said Colonel Mitton, or his Assigns, out of the same Estates, upon Account, the Sum of Two thousand Five hundred Pounds, being the Moiety of the said Sum of Five thousand Pounds: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Colonel Mitton, or his Assigns, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge, from time to time, to the Persons aforesaid, and every of them, for Payment thereof, and of every Part and Parcel thereof, respectively.

Anglesey.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Derby House, to take care for the settling and securing the Isle of Anglesey, both in relation to the neighbouring Counties, and to Ireland, in such way as may improve that Place most for the Advantage and Service of the Kingdom.

Message from Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Page and Dr. Aylett;

The Lords have commanded us to return unto this House the Ordinance concerning the giving Allowance to the Commissioners of Excise, upon their Accompts, of such Monies as are taken from them, or their Under Officers, by Force, which they do agree unto, with one Amendment: The Petition of the Countess of Lawderdale, and her Daughter: The Petition of the Lady Dudley.

Excise.

The Amendment to the Ordinance was read; and agreed unto; and was only, that one Lord be present at the taking of the Proofs, upon Oath, in the said Ordinance.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and do agree to the Addition to the Ordinance concerning the Excise.