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 Mercurii, 24 Martii, 1646.
Prothonotary of Pembroke, &c.
AN Ordinance, formerly sent from the Lords, for Appointing and Constituting of Robert Coytmore Gentleman, Prothonotary of the Counties of Pembroke, Cardigan, and Carmarthen, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, passed.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. John Goodwyn shall have Liberty to proceed upon, and extend a Statute acknowledged unto him before these Wars, viz. 29 Novembris, in the Seventeenth Year of King Charles that now is, by Sir George Sondes, of Lees Court in the County of Kent, Knight of the Bath; upon the Lands of the said Sir George Sondes, liable to the said Statute; notwithstanding that the said Lands lie under Sequestration, or other Restraint, by Order of this House.
An Ordinance for enabling the Commissioners of the Customs to reimburse themselves the Two several Sums of Twenty thousand, and Twenty thousand Pounds, by them advanced, and to be advanced, by way of Defalcation, out of the Receipts of the Customs, as they shall arise, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and, ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence: And to be carried to the Lords by Mr. Green.
An Ordinance for enabling the Committee of the West to appoint such Persons as they shall think fit, to receive and issue the Moiety of the Excise granted unto the Western Counties, until the Twenty-fifth of March 1647, for Maintenance of their Garisons, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence: And to be carried to the Lords by Mr. Green.
The Question being put, Whether the Petition of Mr. Nathaniell Hallowes shall be now read;
It passed with the Negative.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Peter Temple, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Resolved, &c. That for the Space of Ten Days, to be accounted from this Day, no private Business whatsoever shall be moved or entertained.
Ordered, That the Petition of Mr. Nathaniell Hallowes be read, the very first Business, after that the Ten Days shall be expired; in which no private Business is to be entertained.
According to former Order, the House proceeded to the Consideration of settling the Garisons.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Mackworth be continued Governor of the Castle of Shrewesbury.
Resolved, &c. That Captain Wm. Morley be continued Governor of Arundell Castle in the County of Sussex.
A Letter from the Committee at Coventry, of 9 Martii 1646, was this Day read; desiring, That the Garison at Coventry might be continued till the End of May next.
A Petition from the Ministers, and divers well-affected Citizens, to the same Purpose were likewise read.
Two Petitions, from the Mayor, and other well-affected Citizens, of the City of Coventry, were likewise read; giving Thanks to the Houses for their unwearied and faithful Endeavours; and in particular, for their Favour to that City, in laying down that Garison.
Sir Robert Harley, according to the Order Yesterday made, went to the Lords, concerning the Conference touching the Ordinance for regulating the University of Oxon.
He likewise carried to them, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for granting Power of Martial Law to Colonel Michaell Jones, Commander in Chief of the Forces now employed upon this present Service of Dublyn: An Ordinance for granting Immunity to the States Ambassador from Payment of Excise or Customs, for such Provisions or Things, as . . for his Use, or consumed in his House.
Sir Robert Harley brings Answer, That the Lords do agree, That, at this Conference, this House may communicate something unto them, concerning the Ordinance for regulating the University of Oxon. They do agree to the Ordinance for Martial Law, to Colonel Michaell Jones: And to the Ordinance for exempting the States Ambassador from Excise and Customs.
Resolved, &c. That an Hundred and Fifty Men shall be continued under the same Command they now are under, for the Safety of the City of Coventrie, until the last of May next: And that, in the mean time, Care be taken, That the Ordinance may be drawn off, the Arms and Ammunition disposed of, and the Out-works slighted.
Resolved, &c. That the Letter from the Committee at Coventry, of 11 Martii 1646; the several Petitions from the City of Coventry; this Day read; and the several Informations this Day informed the House, concerning the Committee of Warwickshire, and some Members of this House; be referred to the Examination and Consideration of a Committee; viz. unto
Lord Grey, Mr. Swynfen, Colonel Barker, Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr. Hunt, Sir John Burgoyne, Mr. Miles Corbett, Sir John Corbett, Sir Christopher Yelverton, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Baynton, Mr. Gerard, Sir Wm. Massam, Sir Robert Harley, Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Thomas; Sir John Franklyn, Mr. Gourdon, Mr. Westrow, Mr. Drake, Sir Wm. Strickland, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Doddrich. Sir Tho. Parker, Sir John Danvers, Sir Wm. Brereton, Mr. John Corbett, Sir Wm. Lewes, Sir John Seymour, Sir Phil. Stapilton, Mr. Holles, Sir Walter Erle, Sir Gregory Norton, Sir Wm. Allenson, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. * Long, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Love, Mr. Bulkley, Mr. Gewen, Mr. Bois, Sir Tho. Dacres, Mr. Bowyer, Mr. Boughton, Mr. Jesson, Colonel Bosevile, Mr. Arundell, Colonel Purefoy: And are to meet upon it on Saturday next, at Two post meridiem, in the Exchequer Chamber: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred Mr. Lisle.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Doctor Aylett;
The Lords have commanded us to bring unto you an Ordinance for the Earl of Rutland, upon this Report; and desire the Concurrence of this House. They desire to put you in mind of a Petition of the Earl of Bathe, and an Order which the Lords made thereupon; which were formerly sent unto you: And they desire you to take them into speedy Consideration; and to concur with them therein. An Order for the Earl of Middlesex to have the Keeping of Kingswood Forest in the County of Gloucester: They desire the Concurrence of this House therein. This Letter from some of the Scotts Commissioners, with a Petition inclosed, of one Boyde, a Scottish Merchant: The Cause was formerly recommended; and they desire this House to take it into Consideration. To put you in mind of Captain Samuell Thompson's Petition, to be repaid some Monies which he lent for the Service of the State: They desire this House to take it into Consideration.
Earl of Rutland.
An Ordinance this Day sent from the Lords, grounded upon a Report from Goldsmiths Hall, and upon a former Order of both Houses, for paying unto the Earl of Rutland the Remainder of the Five thousand Pounds assigned unto him by former Order, out of the Estate of the Lord Viscount Camden, out of the Lord Viscount Camden's Fine, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Ratcliffe, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message: And, as to the Ordinance concerning the Earl of Rutland, they do agree: To the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the House do proceed in the Consideration of the Garisons.
Ordered, That, on Saturday next, the House do proceed in the Remainder of that Order formerly appointed for Ireland, and not yet dispatched.
The Names of the Reporters and Managers of the Conference were read: And
The House went to the Conference.