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 Jovis, 4 Martii, 1646.
Lord Willoughby's Accompts.
A MESSAGE from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page;
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you this Certificate from the Committee of Accompts of the Kingdom, concerning the Accompts of the Lord Willoughby of Parham; who, being a Person of so great Merit, that hath always been and continued firm to the Parliament, they do, in special Manner, recommend him to your Consideration.
The humble Certificate of the Committee of the Accompts of the Kingdom, concerning the Accompts of the Right Honourable Francis Lord Willoughby of Parham, was this Day read. And
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve and allow of the Sum of Two thousand Three hundred Sixtyeight Pounds Five Shillings Ten-pence, due unto the Lord Willoughby, besides the Fifty-five Pounds Seven Shillings respited upon the Publick Faith.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve and allow of the Sum of Seven hundred Eighty-seven Pounds and Ten Shillings, to be paid likewise unto the Lord Willoughby, upon his Accompt, as Colonel of a Regiment of Foot.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Thomas Littleton be referred to Haberdashers Hall to allow him his Impropriations, in Part of his Fine of Four thousand Pounds, set upon him for the Composition for his Delinquency, according to the Rules observed in the like Cases by the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall: And that the Remainder of the said Fine (the Value of the Impropriations being deducted) be paid unto Francis Lord Willoughby, in Part of the Sum of Three thousand One hundred Fifty-five Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Ten-pence due unto the said Lord Willoughby, upon his Accompt, now certified and allowed, not comprehending the Sum of Fifty-five Pounds Seven Shillings respited upon the Publick Faith: And that so much of the said Sum of Three thousand One hundred Fifty-five Pounds Fifteen Shillings Ten-pence as shall not be paid and satisfied out of the said Fine of Sir Thomas Littleton, be charged upon the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, to be paid in Course.
It is further Ordered, for the better Payment and Satisfying the said Debt of Three thousand One hundred Fiftyfive Pounds Fifteen Shillings Ten-pence unto the said Francis Lord Willoughby, if any Course shall be offered to the House for the more expeditious Payment of the said Sum of Three thousand One hundred Fifty-five Pounds Fifteen Shillings Ten-pence, That the House will take the same into Consideration; and do thereupon what shall be fitting for the speedier Satisfaction of the said Lord.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Mr. Whitelock is appointed to carry this Order unto the Lords.
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.
An Ordinance for selling such Part of the Estate of George Warner Esquire, a Delinquent, as lies and is situate in Wolston and Marshton, in the County of Warwicke, was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read the Second time on Saturday Morning, the first Business.
It is likewise Ordered, That Mr. Warner's Petition be then read.
It is further Ordered, That the Petition in Mr. Darleye's Hand, against Mr. Warner, be then likewise read.
Earl of Warwick.
Ordered, &c. That, on Monday Morning next, the first Business peremptorily, the Petition of the Earl of Warwick be read.
Armyn's, &c. Accompts.
Ordered, &c. That, on Monday next, the Certificate of the Accompt of Sir Wm. Armyn, Gervas Pierepont Esquire, and others employed into the North, be read.
Goldsmiths Hall Revenue.
Ordered, &c. That, on Monday next, the Report and Accompt from the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, of the State of the Monies there, and concerning the Obstructions in bringing in the Monies there, and concerning the Sequestrations of the Kingdom, according to the Order made on Saturday last; be made on Monday next.
Cannou, &c. for Ireland.
Upon Report this Day made from the Committee of the Army, by Mr. Scawen;
It is Ordered, &c. That the Two Brass Drakes, and Two Brass Sakers, now at Worcester, with their Carriages and Appurtenances, and Two hundred Shots for each Piece, be, by the Governor of Worcester, or the Committee there, delivered unto Lieutenant Colonel Beecher, to be transported into Ireland, for the Service of that Kingdom.
Propositions to the King.
Mr. Wallop reports from the Committee of both Kingdoms, a Paper from the Commissioners of Scotland, of 3° Martii, 1646-7, signed John Cheslie, in Answer to a Vote of this House, of the Second Instant, concerning the Procuring his Majesty's Assent to the Propositions presented unto him at Newcastle; and to the Disposal of the Bishops Lands, according to the Ordinances passed in that Behalf; and in Answer to a Desire of this House to know, Whether the Commissioners have any power from the Kingdom of Scotland, to join with the Parliament of England, for procuring the King's Consent to the said Propositions of both Kingdoms: The Substance of which Answer is, That they have no Power as yet to join with this Kingdom in procuring the King's Assent to the Propositions, as aforesaid; but that they are advertised from the Parliament of Scotland, that they were speedily to send Commissioners hither for that End, according to the Resolutions of both Kingdoms: And they do verily believe, that they will be here within Nine or Ten Days: And that they have by the Post, and by Expresses since, pressed the Parliament of Scotland to send Commissioners for the Purposes aforesaid.
The humble Petition of the Planters of, and Adventurers to the Island of Barbados, and the Caribbee Islands, in the West Indies, was this Day read: And likewise an Order of the Committee of Lords and Commons for foreign Plantations, on Monday the First of March, 1646: And
It is Ordered, upon the Question, by the Commons assembled in Parliament, That this Petition of the Planters and Adventurers to the Barbados and Caribbee Islands; and likewise the Report from the Committee for foreign Plantations; be referred to the Consideration of the Members of this House that are of the Committee for foreign Plantations: Who have Power to send for the Earl of Carlisle's Patent, whereby he claims any Interest in or to the foresaid Islands, or any of them; and, upon Consideration of it, to state the Powers, and the Interest, and the whole Matter of Fact, upon his Claim thereto; where the said Earl may be heard, if he think fit: And to consider of the Ordinances that place the Power of the Ordering of the said Islands in a Committee of Lords and Commons; and likewise of the Ordinances and Propositions that put Inability upon all such as have been Delinquents to have any Place of Trust; and, upon Consideration of all, to report the whole Matter of Fact to the House; with their Opinions, what is fit to be done in these Matters referred unto them.
It is further Ordered, That the said Earl do not, in the mean time, depart the Kingdom until the further Order of this House: And that Mr. Marten, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Bond, Mr. Scawen, Mr. Holles, Mr. Walther Longe, Sir Tho. Dacres, Colonel Thompson, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Lawrence, Mr. Dacres, Mr. Boone, Mr. Greene, Mr. Clarke, and all the Lawyers of the House, be added to this Committee, as to this Business: And are to meet upon it Tomorrow, at Two post meridiem, at Sir Abraham Williams House: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, and Records.
Ordered, &c. That the Ordinance concerning Mr. Stuart be read on Monday Morning next.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Thistlethwaite shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Grimes shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Nixon shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Richard Edwards shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Buller shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. John Stevens shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee for the Sale of Woods, where Mr. Serjeant Wilde has the Chair, do give Order to the Treasurers, to pay all such Monies as are remaining in their Hands, not exceeding Twelve hundred Pounds, unto the Treasurers for maimed Soldiers; to be by them employed for the Payment of Physicians, Apothecaries, and Surgeons, in such manner as they shall be directed by the Committee of maimed Soldiers: And that the Acquittance of the said Treasurers for maimed Soldiers shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Treasurers, for the Payment of the said Sum of Twelve hundred Pounds accordingly, or for so much thereof as is remaining in their Hands; and shall accordingly be paid upon this Order.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee for maimed Soldiers, or any Three of them, do meet on Saturday next, at Two post meridiem, in the Queen's Court: And that they do consider of the Accompts of the Apothecaries and Surgeons; and require a List of the said maimed Soldiers, and the Condition and State of the said Soldiers, that they may be able to give an Account thereof, when the House shall require it. They are further to consider, How an additional Allowance, of Fifty Pounds per Week, may be provided and settled, for the further Relief of the maimed Soldiers, and paid out by the Treasurers in manner as formerly.
This Committee is further to consider, in case the Twelve hundred Pounds assigned for the Relief of the maimed Soldiers, out of the Monies remaining in the Hands of the Treasurers for the Sale of Woods, cannot be had, that then they do consider, where such of the said Sum as cannot there be had, may be provided elsewhere.
Ordered, &c. That the Ordinance, this Day presented by Colonel Venn, for the Relief and Employment of the Poor, and for the Punishment of Vagrant and other disorderly Persons, be read on Monday come Sevennight.
Pye's, &c. Accompts.
A Certificate from the Committee of Accompts, concerning the Accompt of Sir Robert Pye, Knight, John Brooke and William Shrimpton Esquires, touching Monies by them received upon Composition made by the Committee of the Navy with the late Farmers of the petty Farms, and their several Under-sharers, was this Day read: Whereby it appears, That they have received the Sum of Twelve Thousand One hundred Eighty Pounds Five Shillings Five-pence; That they have disbursed (allowing a Peny in the Pound for the receiving and paying the said Sum) the Sum of Twelve thousand One hundred Eighty-nine Pounds Ten Shillings Five-pence: So that there remains to the Accomptants the Sum of Nine Pounds Five Shillings.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth allow of this Accompt.
Ordered, &c. That the Instructions for the Judges be read To-morrow Morning.
Whereas this House did, in February 1643, appoint Denys Bond Esquire, a Member of this House, to receive the Sum of Four hundred Pounds, being Monies of the Duke of Candales, lying in the Office of the King's Bench; and to issue the same for the Service and Preservation of the Town of Lyme in the County of Dorsett, then besieged: The which Sum of Four hundred Pounds the said Mr. Bond did accordingly receive, and pay the same for the Use and Service of Lyme, as by the Acquittance and Receipt of Colonel Robert Blagh doth appear: It is Ordered, That the Committee for taking the Accompts of the Kingdom do accept of, and allow unto the said Mr. Bond, upon the passing of his Accompt, the said Acquittance and Receipt of Colonel Robert Blagh, in Discharge of the said Four hundred Pounds, received and issued by the said Mr. Bond, as aforesaid.
Pyes, &c. Accompts.
Whereas Wm. Shrimpton, Servant to Mr. Brookes, one of the Tellers of the Exchequer, did receive the Sum of Twelve thousand One hundred and Fourscore Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Eight-pence for the Use of the State; and pay out the same, by Order of the Committee of the Navy, upon the Accompt of Sir Robert Pye and Mr. Brookes: The which Accompt hath been certified from the Committee of Accompts of the Kingdom, and this Day read, and allowed of by this House; upon which Accompt there is allowed only a Peny in the Pound for the Receipt and Issuing out of the said Sum of Twelve thousand One hundred and Eighty Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Eight-pence: This House, considering the great Pains taken, and Length of Time bestowed, in the Performance of the said Service, do Order, That Two-pence in the Pound, more than the said Peny, allowed by the said Committee of Accompts, be allowed for the said Service, and paid by Order of the Committee of the Navy.