Die Martis, Januarii 7, 1644.
An Ordinance for reimbursing to Stephen Estwick the
Sum of One thousand Pounds, out of Monies
brought in to the Treasurers at Guildhall, was this Day
read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered
to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That Mr. Stephen Estwick do forthwith make
up and perfect his Accounts.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum
of One hundred and Sixty Pounds of Thomas Offley Esquire,
Servant in Extraordinary to his Majesty, for his Fine, for
having been and lived in the King's Quarters, and for
his Fifth, and Twentieth Part: And do Order, That the
Sequestration on his Estate be forthwith taken off.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That, on Thursday next, peremptorily, the
House do take into Consideration the Business of the Navy
in the first place: And that then the Committee of the
Navy do give an Account to the House concerning the
Guard of the North Seas: And that then Mr. Rolle do
report, from the Committee, the Resolution upon the
Masters and Owners of Ships.
Ordered, That the Committee of Lords and Commons
at Haberdashers-Hall do forthwith advance and pay, upon
Account, One hundred Pounds to Captain Richard Dowse,
to be accounted in Part of the Arrears due unto him for
his Entertainment in Ireland.
According to an Order Yesterday made, the House proceeded to the Consideration of the Scotts Paper, Yesterday delivered in from the Committee of both Kingdoms
by Mr. Crew, concerning the Matter of Coal; and to the
Consideration of the Agreement made by the Committee
of both Kingdoms at Newcastle, concerning the Regulateing and Managing the Matter of Coal.
Resolved, &c. That the Matter of the Paper of Novembris 12, signed by the Hands of the Secretaries of the
Committees of both Kingdoms at Newcastle; and the Paper, of Januarii 6, delivered in from the Scotts Commissioners, signed by Mr. Jo. Chieslye their Secretary; be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of both Kingdoms: Who are to confer with the Scotts Commissioners,
and the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, herein; and, upon
a full Debate, to settle such Resolutions, and report them
to the House, as may best compose the Business. And Mr.
Blakiston is to be conferred with in this Business; and to
inform them concerning the same.
A Message from * * * *;
The Lords do desire, That, at this Conference, they
may impart something to this House concerning the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House doth agree, that, at this Conference, the Lords do
propound what they desire concerning the Archbishop of
Mr. Whitlock reports that Part of the Conference, that
concerns the Ordinance, that no Members of either House
shall bear Office; and presents some Reasons of the Lords,
in Writing, concerning the said Ordinance: The which
Mr. Prideaux reports that Part of the Conference, that
concerns the Archbishop of Canterbury:
That the Lords had received a Letter from him; and a
Pardon from his Majesty; and a Petition, That his Punishment might be altered; and that Doctor Martyn, Doctor
Heywood, and Doctor Sterne, might have Liberty to come
and comfort him in this Time of his Affliction. The Lords,
notwithstanding the Pardon, are resolved, that Execution
shall be done on Friday next; but do agree, that his Head
should be cut off only; and that the Persons, desired in
the Petition, may have Liberty to go to him.
And the Question being put upon Doctor Martyn, and
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That Doctor Sterne shall have Liberty to
go to the Archbishop of Canterbury: And that Mr. Palmer
be appointed likewise to go to the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Palmer shall be present at all
times when Doctor Sterne goes to the Archbishop of Canterbury, and when he has any Conference with him.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Marshall and Mr. Palmer, or
One of them, shall go with Doctor Sterne to the Archbishop of Canterbury, and be present at all times when Dr.
Sterne has any Conference with him.
Resolved, &c. That, as to the Manner of the Death of
the Archbishop of Canterbury, this House doth adhere to
the Judgment given by both Houses by the Ordinance.
Mr. Browne, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Whitelock, and Mr.
Nicholas, are appointed to prepare Reasons to be offered to
the House, why this House cannot assent to the Alterations
of the Manner of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Death.
Ordered, That the Consideration of Christ-Church,
Hurst-Castle, and Portesmouth, be in an especial Manner
recommended unto the Committee of both Kingdoms:
And the Members of the House, that are of That Committee, are appointed to give an Account to the House of
this Business To-morrow.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning at Nine of Clock,
the House do take into Consideration the Report of the
Conference concerning the Ordinance that no Member of
either House shall bear Office.
Whereas the Honourable Committee of Lords and
Commons, sitting at Haberdashers-Hall, London, and
the Committee of the Militia of the City of London, did,
upon the Thirteenth Day of October, 1643, borrow of Stephen Eastwick the Sum of One thousand Pounds, upon an
emergent Occasion, towards the Supply of the pressing Necessities of the Lord General's Army, when the Fifty thousand Pounds, lent the Parliament by the City of London,
came not in time enough to supply the said Necessities:
And whereas the said Mr. Eastwick, at the Time of his
lending the said One thousand Pounds, was promised, not
only by the said Committee of Lords and Commons, but
also by the said Committee of the Militia, to be repaid the
said Thousand Pounds, out of the first Monies that should
come in of the said Fifty thousand Pounds, then in Arrear;
and to the end the Arrears of the said Fifty thousand
Pounds might be paid, and Mr. Estwick satisfied, the
Committee of the Militia did, upon the Ninth of October
1644, present a Paper to the said Committee of Lords and
Commons, under Eleven of their Hands, to put the Ordinance of Parliament in Execution, to compel the several
Companies of the said City to pay in their Arrears, to the
end the said Mr. Eastwick might be satisfied; which the
said Committee of Lords and Commons have done, accordingly: And whereas it was the Intention of the said Committee of Lords and Commons, and the Committee of the
Militia, to repay Mr. Estwick the said One thousand Pounds,
immediately after the Borrowing thereof: It is therefore
Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That the Treasurers of the Money and Plate at
Guildhall London, do forthwith pay unto the said Stephen
Estwick the Sum of One thousand Pounds out of the said
Companies Money, lately received, and to be received, by
the said Treasurers, by Order of the said Committee of Lords
and Commons: Which Money, so paid by the said Treasurers, is to be accounted Part of the Fifty thousand Pounds
lent the Parliament by the said City, about the Eleventh of
Whereas the Commissioners of Excise were to satisfy
and reimburse themselves Six thousand Pounds, by
them advanced for the Use of the Navy, with Interest, out
of the Intervals, or in Course, upon the Excise of Flesh
and Salt, as, by an Ordinance of the Twenty-ninth of October, 1644, appeareth; which Monies, nor any Part thereof,
is yet reimbursed: The Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, do hereby Ordain and Declare, That the
said Commissioners of Excise, out of the Profits and Benefit
arising from the said Ordinance of Continuation of the
Excise of Flesh and Salt of the Sixth of December 1644,
shall receive so much Monies as shall reimburse them the
said Six thousand Pounds, with Interest, as, by the recited
Ordinance of the Twenty-ninth of October 1644, was intended.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.