House of Commons Journal Volume 3
20 November 1644

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 3: 20 November 1644', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 3: 1643-1644 (1802), pp. 700-701. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=8638 Date accessed: 01 September 2014.


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Die Mercurii, Novembris 20, 1644.

PRAYERS.

Complaints against Earl of Denbigh.

MR. Ashherst reports from the Committee of Lords and Commons appointed for the Earl of Denbighe's Association, the whole Matter of Fact, with the Proofs, upon the Complaints against the Earl of Denbigh.

And the particular Heads charged upon him were particularly read; and the Proofs unto each particular Head.

The First Head was, Abuses done to the Committees of Coventry and Shropshire.

Resolved, &c. That this First Article stands proved.

The Second Head was, Raising of Monies by his own Warrants.

Passed by, without a Question.

The Third Head was, Violating an Agreement made between him and the Committee of Coventry.

The Question was propounded, Whether this Third Head stands proved:

And then the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put:

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Mr. Strode, Sir H. Vane junior, Tellers for the Yea: With the Yea, 39.
Sir Philip Stapilton, Mr. Theloall, Tellers for the Noe: With the Noe 32.

So that it passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That this Head stands proved.

The Fourth Head was, Favouring of Delinquents.

The Question being put, Whether the House should now proceed in the Business of this Report;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Robert Pye, Tellers for the Yea: With the Yea, 37.
Mr. Theloall, Sir Phil. Stapilton, Tellers for the Noe: With the Noe, 22.

The Fourth Head was laid aside.

The Fifth Head was, Ground of Jealousies against his Lordship.

Passed by, and laid aside.

The Question was propounded, Whether, upon Examination of the whole Business concerning the Complaints against the Earl of Denbigh, that his Lordship stands clear of any Disaffection to the Publick Service, or Breach of the Trust reposed in him by the Parliament:

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

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Darley, Tellers for the Yea: With the Yea, 41.
Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Heveningham, Tellers for the Noe: With the Noe, 40.

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

And thereupon the Question being put; videlicet, Whether that upon Examination of the whole Business concerning the Complaints against the Earl of Denbigh, that his Lordship stands clear of any Disaffection to the Publick Service, or Breach of the Trust reposed in him by the Parliament:

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Jo. Potts, Mr. Reynolds, Tellers for the Yea: With the Yea, 33.
Sir Hen. Heyman, Sir Peter Wentworth, Tellers for the Noe: With the Noe, 48.

So that the Question passed with the Negative.

The Question being put, Whether this House doth concur with the Lords, in sending down the Earl of Denbigh to his Command in his Association:

It passed with the Negative.

Resolved, &c. That this House is of Opinion, That the Earl of Denbigh is deservedly employed upon the Service of going with the Propositions for a safe and well-grounded Peace to his Majesty.

Church Government.

Ordered, That the Business of the Church be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.

Safety of Stafford.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to take care of and provide for the Peace and Safety of the County of Stafford.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Doctor Heath;

Letter, &c. from Dorsetshire.

The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you this Letter. It is from the Committee of Dorsetshire. There is in it a Warrant inclosed, from Sir Lewes Dive: Which they thought fit to communicate unto you.

Ordered, That this Letter be read To-morrow Morning.

Advance from Excise.

Upon Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms; It is Ordered, That, upon the pressing Necessities of some Garisons, One thousand Pounds be forthwith advanced by the Commissioners of Excise: And Mr. Holland is ordered to repair unto them forthwith; and to move them earnestly for advancing the same.