Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 4, 1644-1646. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Lunæ, 3 Novembris, 1645.
AN Ordinance for enabling Richard Hill and William Pennoyer, Merchants, to receive from the Sequestrators of the Lands of the Earl of Worcester, Lord Herbert, and Sir John Somerset, the Profits of the said Lands, upon Account, towards the Satisfaction of a Debt of Nine thousand Four hundred and Two Pounds and Five Shillings, due to them from the Parliament, and for their being satisfied the said Debt out of the said Lands, in case they shall be sold, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance to direct the Sub-Commissioners of Excise, for the Town of Southampton, to pay all Sums of Money arising in the said Town, and the Division of Fawley, by reason of the Excise, according to the Ordinance of the Two-and-twentieth of November 1643, without first accounting to the Commissioners of Excise in London for the same, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance to authorize the Committees of Gloucester, Hereford, Monmouth, Glamorgan, Brecknock, and Radnor, or any Four of them, to rate and tax, upon the County of Monmouth, One hundred and Fifty Pounds per Week; upon the County of Gloucester, One thousand Pounds per Week; and, on the City and County of the said City, One hundred Pounds per Week; to be paid for Nine Months; was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Resolved, &c. That the Members of both Houses, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, do grant a Commission unto Colonel Thomas Hughes to be Governor of Chepstowe Town and Castle.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
An Ordinance for securing to the Commissioners of Excise the Sum of One hundred Pounds, with Interest for the same, out of the Receipts of Excise; the said Sum of One hundred Pounds being lent by them for the Use of Colonel Morgan, and bestowed upon him by the Parliament as a free Gift; was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That Thirty Barrels of Powder, with Match and Bullet proportionable, be forthwith furnished out of the publick Stores for the Service of the Forces of the County of Monmouth: And the Committee for Powder, Match, and Bullet, are to take care to issue these Proportions accordingly.
Ordered, That the Sum of One thousand Pounds be charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, and paid in Course, for the Service of the Forces of the County of Monmouth.
Mr. Greene reports the Amendments and Provisoes to the Ordinance for regulating the Trade of the Fellowship of the East-India Company: The which were twice read:
And the Question being put, For the Re-committing;
It passed with the Affirmative. And
It is Ordered to be committed to a Committee of the whole House: And they are to sit upon it on Thursday next, at Two of the Clock post meridiem: And have Power to hear the Parties that are therein concerned.
A Form of a Pardon, to be sued out under the Great Seal, by such as come in and make their Compositions for their Delinquencies with the Parliament, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Ellys, Mr. Stephens, Mr. Selden, Sir Thomas Widdrington, and Mr. Corbett, are added to the Committee appointed, by Order of 11 Octobris 1645, to prepare and bring in the Form of the said Pardon: And are now to consider, How many Names shall be passed in one Ordinance, and in one Pardon, together, of such whose respective Compositions do not exceed the Sum of One hundred Pounds: And that they present their Opinions thereupon to the House; and bring in an Ordinance accordingly.
An Ordinance for Discharge of the Delinquency and Sequestration of Sir John Tyrrell, of Springfield in the County of Essex, Knight, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That no Ordinances be brought in upon Compositions with Delinquents, but from Goldsmiths-Hall: And that the Particulars of the Lands and Estates, for which he compounds, be mentioned in the said Ordinances: And that a Copy of the said Particular be likewise kept in a Book at Goldsmiths-Hall, provided for that Purpose: And that the respective Delinquents do subscribe the said Particulars given in by them in the said Book.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Page and Doctor Aylett;
The Lords have received a Petition from Richard Lord Buckhurst; which they think fit to recommend unto your Consideration: They have likewise sent a Paper, which they received from the Committee of the Navy, containing the Desire of the Spanish Ambassador, for a Convoy for a Spanish Don, to transport him into Flanders: The Lords are of Opinion, That when any of our Ships go to the Ports desired, that the said Don may be convoyed, and pass thereupon; and desire your Concurrence. The Lords do earnestly recommend the Dispatch of those Votes, formerly sent to the House of Commons, on the Behalf of John Hancock, who, by his great Service in the Preserving of the Island of St. Nicholas, near Plymouth, hath deserved very well of the Commonwealth. They desire to put the House in mind, that Colonel Barrowe may have a Commission to command in Chief in BerkeleyCastle.
The humble Petition of the Lord Buckhurst was read: And
It is thereupon Resolved, &c. That the Lord Buckhurst shall have allowed unto him, for his Subsistence, the Fifth-Part of the Earl of Dorsett's Estate in the Parliament's Possession, and Dorsett-House, in Salisbury-Court, to live in. And
It is further Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, to set out and proportion the said Fifth-Part accordingly.
The Desire of the Spanish Ambassador's was read: And
It is thereupon Ordered, That this Desire of the Spanish Ambassador's, concerning Don Francisco Mellessis, be referred to the Consideration of the Lords and Commons for the Admiralty and Cinque-Ports; to do therein as they shall think fit.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House hath taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
ORdered, That it be referred to the Committee of Accompts, to state the Accompt of the Lord Fairfax: And that, upon his Account, there be allowed unto him the Sum of Ten Pounds per diem, for his Entertainment, for his personal Pay, as General of the Forces in the North, during his Continuance in that Employment.
Ordered, That the Declaration or Narrative of the Proceedings of the House in the Matter of Religion shall not be taken into Consideration but between the Hours of Ten and Twelve: And that Saturday next be, and is hereby, appointed to take the same into Consideration.
Upon the humble Certificate of the Committee of Accompts;
It is Resolved, &c. That Peter Warburton Esquire, Job Throgmorton, William Limbrey, Thomas Bromfield, Humphry Foord, Richard Burren, Fenton Parsons Esquire, Hugh Wood, Ellys Cunliffe, Hugh Norris, Abraham Holditch, and William Harrington, Merchants, be, and are hereby, added to the Committee of Accompts: And that they, and every of them, do take the Oath appointed by the Ordinance to be taken, by such as are therein nominated to be of the Committee of Accompts, accordingly, as is in the said Ordinance prescribed.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
The House, according to former Order, proceeded to read the Remainder of the Letters taken at the late Fight near Sherborne, and brought up, and delivered in, to the House, by Sir William Allenson.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Tate's Committee, to take the List of the Letters brought up by Sir Wm. Alenson, and read on Saturday, and this Afternoon; and to fit them to be delivered at a Conference: And that the Lords may be desired, at this Conference, That a Committee of both Houses may be appointed, to consider, What is fit to be done upon these Letters; and that such of these Letters as concern the Scotts Commissioners, may be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners, at the Committee of both Kingdoms.