Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 5, 1646-1648. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Martis, 2 Martii, 1646.
Peter's, &c. Examinations.
ORDERED, That the Examinations of Mr. Thomas Peters and Lieutenant Colonel Walton be referred to the Committee formerly appointed to examine Michael Hudson: And that it be likewise referred to the said Committee to examine the said Mr. Peters and Lieutenant Colonel Walton, as they shall see Cause.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Thomas Mitton shall have Power to treat with the Governor of the Garison of Harleigh for the Surrender thereof: And that it be left to the said Colonel Mitton to use his own Discretion upon any Capitulation, or Articles, concerning the Surrender of the said Castle.
Grant to Barnet.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of One hundred Marks be paid unto Mr. Nathaniel Barnet, by the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, in Satisfaction of the Monies disbursed by him, and of his Pains in bringing up of Mr. Thomas Peters and Lieutenant Colonel Walton.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Goldsmiths Hall Treasurers.
Ordered, That Sir Anthony Irby do bring in an Ordinance, for allowing One Penny in the Pound unto the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, for all Monies to be received and paid by them; and for authorizing the Treasurers to have and receive the same.
E. of Warwick.
Ordered, That the Earl of Warwick's Petition be read on Thursday Morning next, the first Business.
Resolved, &c. That the Garison of Oxon be disgarisoned, and the new Works slighted and dismantled.
Resolved, &c. That the Garison of Banbury be disgarisoned, and the Works about it slighted and dismantled.
Resolved, &c. That Sherborne House be disgarisoned, and the Works slighted, and the Place made indefensible.
Resolved, &c. That the Town of Stafford be kept a Garison with Fifty Men.
Resolved, &c. That Eccleshall Castle be made untenable: And that it be referred to the Committee in the Country, to see it done accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That Tutbury Castle, Dudley Castle, and the Close of Lichfield, be forthwith made untenable: And that it be referred to the Committee in the Country, to see them made untenable accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That the Garison of Portesmouth be kept up a Garison, with the same Number of Men it is now garisoned.
Resolved, &c. That Southampton be forthwith disgarisoned, and the new Works about it slighted and demolished.
Resolved, &c. That Cashott Castle, South Sea and Hurst Castle, be continued garisoned, with the same Number of Men as now they are established.
Resolved, &c. That the Forts of Sandowne, Cowes, Yarnmouth, and Worsley Tower, be kept garisoned, with the same Number of Men they are now established: And that it be referred to the Gentlemen of this House that serve for the Isle of Wight, and to Mr. Lisle and Mr. Kempe, to consider of an Establishment for those Forts, and how and where they may be paid.
Isle of Wight.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Gentlemen of this House that serve for the Isle of Wight, Mr. Lisle, and Mr. Kemp, or any Three of them, to grant forth Warrants, and issue out Orders, to the Treasurers and Collectors of the Isle of Wight, and also to the Commissioners of the Excise of the said Isle, for the Payment of all Monies as are due, and are or shall be levied by virtue of any Ordinance of Parliament formerly passed: And the said Treasurers and Collectors are hereby enjoined to obey the same.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Eastern Association, to consider of the Continuing or Disgarisoning of Landgard Fort: And, in case they shall think fit to continue it a Garison, that they do consider, What Number of Men will be fit to be kept there; and of the Payment of them.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere to the former Order, for the disgarisoning, slighting, and dismantling, the Works of Bridgwater.
Resolved, &c. That the whole Carriage of the late Business, concerning the Slighting of the Garison of Bridgwater, in pursuance of the former Order, be referred to the Examination of the Committee of the West: Who are to consider of and examine the whole Business; and to report it to the House.
Resolved, &c. That the Castle of Taunton be kept a Garison, with an Hundred Foot in it.
Resolved, &c. That the Town of Taunton be continued a Garison, and kept by the Townsmen: and that they have allowed them Ten Pounds per Week towards the Charge thereof.
Resolved, &c. That the Castle and Great Fort at Bristoll be kept garisoned, with Two hundred and Fifty Foot in them: And that the Town be disgarisoned, and the Works and Forts about it slighted.
Resolved, &c. That Arundell Castle be continued a Garison, with an Hundred Foot in it, besides Officers.
Resolved, &c. That the Ordnance at Chichester, belonging to the County of Sussex, be brought to Arundell Castle; and those belonging to Portesmouth restored to Portesmouth: And that such Ordnance as are at Arundell Castle, as belong to Hastings, or other Places, be restored.
Resolved, &c. That Chichester be disgarisoned; the Ordnance, Arms, and Ammunition, removed to ArundellCastle; and the Fortifications, made since these Troubles, demolished.
Resolved, &c. That, To-morrow Morning, the first Business, the House do proceed in the Consideration of what Garisons shall be kept up, and what laid down: And that no other Business do intervene.
King's Attendants, &c.
A Letter, from Holdenby, from the Commissioners, of 24 Februarii 1646: another of 26 Februarii; together with a List of such Persons as, for the present, are attending his Majesty, till further Order from the Houses; were all this Day read: Another Letter, of 26 Februarii, from the Commissioners at Holdenby, directed to the Committee of the King's Revenue; together with an Estimate of One Day's Expence at the King's and Commissioners Tables, and in other Offices about the House; were all this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That, in pursuance of the former Resolution of this House, the House doth still resolve, That there shall be as yet no Establishment of any Houshold for the King.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of this List.
Resolved, &c. That no Persons shall be employed about the Person of the King, or admitted to have Access to him, but such only as have continued with the Parliament, and adhered thereunto; and have testified their good Affections to the Parliament, and their Cause; and have taken the National League and Covenant.
Resolved, &c. That a Letter be prepared to be sent to the Commissioners, upon these Votes; and the Votes inclosed: And that Mr. Morley do prepare this Letter.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue to consider of the Charge of the King's being at Holdenby; and to report their Opinions there upon to the House.
Resolved, &c. That, on Thursday next, after the Business concerning the Propositions, the House take into Consideration the Business concerning the continuing there, or sending of other Commissioners to attend the King at Holdenby House.
Propositions to the King.
Ordered, That, on Thursday next, the House do take into Consideration the speediest Way to procure the King's Consent to the Propositions of both Kingdoms, presented to him at Newcastle; and to a Proposition for the Sale of the Bishops Lands: And that, in the mean time, the Members of this House, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, do confer with the Scotts Commissioners here; and know of them, if they have any Power from the Kingdom of Scotland to join with the Parliament of England, or not, for that End; and to report their Answer then to the House.
Tonage and Poundage.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General do bring in the Ordinance for Tonage and Poundage on Thursday Morning next.
Ambassador from Holland.
It is this Day Declared, by the Commons, in Parliament assembled, That their Intention was, and is, that Monsieur Albert Joachimi, Resident Ambassador for the States General of the United Provinces of the Low-Countries, shall have the like Immunity of Exemption from paying any Excise, Custom, or new Impost, for any such Commodities or Things as are for his own Use, and consumed with his own family, as Monsieur Reynswond and Monsieur Boreel, late Ambassadors Extraordinary from the States General of the United Provinces, formerly had: And they do order all Commissioners of Excise and Customs, and all their Under Officers, respectively, to take notice hereof, and to yield Obedience hereunto accordingly.