House of Commons Journal Volume 4
28 August 1645

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 28 August 1645', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 4: 1644-1646 (1802), pp. 255-256. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23481 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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Die Jovis, Aug. 28, 1645.

Prayers.

ORdered, That the humble Petition of John Wicker, John Robinson, and others, Merchants, be referred to the Committee of the Navy.

Ordered, That the humble Petition of Robert Earl of Ancram, this Day read in the House, be recommended to the Committee of the Revenue, to consider of an Expedient for his present Relief.

Mr. Samuel Browne reports, from the Committee of both Kingdoms, the Desires of divers of the Officers of the British Army in Ireland; now upon their Return thither: Which was read; and was, That in regard that the whole Money designed for Payment of the Brittish Forces in Ireland cannot be gotten in any reasonable Time to answer the Service there; that the Remain, which cannot be had in Money, may be sent away in Broad-Cloth, and other serviceable Commodities, for that Army; which Mr. Davyes will presently furnish; and will much better satisfy that Army, then if it should be left behind . . the Commissioners; and was, upon the Question, approved of; and assented unto.

Resolved, &c. That the Gentleman that is come from the French King, shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to transport Six Nags for the immediate Service of the French King.

An Ordinance for an Election in Eaton-College, and for exempting their Rents and Revenues from Assessments, was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords, for their Concurrence, by Mr. Rous.

An Ordinance for charging Twelve thousand Pounds upon the Receipts of the Excise, to be paid in Course, for the Service of the Garisons and Forces under Colonel Massie, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.

Resolved, &c. That the Word "Intervals" shall be omitted, and left out, in all Ordinances for Payment of any Monies out of the Excise.

An Ordinance for charing of Seven hundred and Sixty Pounds upon the Receipts of the Excise, to be paid in Course, unto Major-General Browne, upon Account, in Part of the Arrears of his Pay, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed.

An Ordinance, sent from the Lords, for making and appointing William Parker Vicar and Incumbent of Wrotham in the County of Kent, was this Day read; and, with some Alterations, and a Proviso added, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

An Ordinance for charging Two thousand Pounds upon the Receipts of the Excise, to be paid in its Course, for the Service of the Forces of Lancashire, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

An Ordinance for charging One thousand Pounds upon the Receipts of the Excise, to be paid in its Course, for the Service of the Garison of Northampton, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Mr. Ashurst reports the Amendments to the Ordinance for maintaining the Forces of Lancashire: The which were twice read; and, upon the Question, assented: And the Ordinance, with the Amendments, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

The humble Petition of Sir George Gresley Knight and Baronet, High-Sheriff, was this Day read: And

It is, upon the Question, Ordered, That it be especially recommended and referred unto the Committee for Sequestrations of Derbyshire, to allow him Four Pounds per Week, for his present Subsistence, out of the Sequestrations of the said County; the said Allowance to continue to the said Sir George Gresley, until the House take further Order.

A Letter from Sir Thomas Fairfax, the General, from Chue, of 21 Augusti 1645, desiring a timely Supply of Monies, and of the Magazine, was this Day read.

Resolved, &c. That Fifty thousand Pounds be charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, to be paid in its Course, with the Consideration of Interest after the Rate of Eight per Cent. for a Year, to be employed for the Service of the Army under the immediate Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax: And that the Committee of the Army do prepare and bring in an Ordinance for the Charging of this Fifty thousand Pounds upon the Receipts of the Excise accordingly.

Ordered, That the Committee of Accompts do give an Account to this House, with all convenient Speed, in what State and Condition the general Accompts of the Kingdom to stand; and what Proceedings and Progress have been made in that Business; and by what means the Fifty thousand Pounds, formerly charged upon those Accompts, for the Army, may be raised: And that they present the Names of fit Persons to be added to the Committee of Accompts.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Browne the Gun-Founder, now under Restraint upon Order of this House, be forthwith inlarged, upon good Security, to attend the Pleasure of this House upon Summons.

Mr. Knightley went up to the Lords, to desire them to expedite the Ordinance concerning the Sale of Delinquents and Papists Estates; and to pass the Names of the additional Committees to the Eastern Association.

He likewise carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for Twelve thousand Pounds, charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, for Colonel Massie's Forces; the Ordinance concerning the Ten thousand Pounds for the North; the Ordinance for Seven hundred and Sixty Pounds, upon the Receipts of the Excise, for Major-General Browne.

Mr. Rowse carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for appointing an Election in Eaton-College; and for exempting the Rents and Revenues of that College from Assessments laid by Parliament.

Sir Christopher Wray returned to the Lords, for their Concurrence, with some Alterations and Additions, an Ordinance for appointing Wm. Parker Minister and Vicar of Wrotham in Kent.

Ordered, That the Gentlemen of the several Counties do this Afternoon meet with the Committee of the Army, to apportion the Recruits that are to come out of the several Counties.

The humble Petition of Arthur Staveley, one of the Committees of Leicester, was this Day read; and committed to Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Ellis, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Selden, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Corbett: Who are appointed to peruse the Books of the Lords House; and to report to the House the State of the Proceeding there upon this Business, Tomorrow Morning.

It is further Ordered, That the Examination of the Proceedings in the Lords House, upon the private Business between Le Gay and Fairefax, Merchants, be referred to this Committee: Who are to report the State of it likewise to the House.

It is likewise referred to this Committee, with the Addition of all the Lawyers of the House, to consider of some Matter to be offered as the Ground of a Conference with the Lords, to desire, That a Committee of Lords and Commons may be appointed, to consider of what Matters are proper to be entertained in the Houses that are not determinable at the Common Law, or in Equity; and what Matters, upon this Necessity of Affairs, are fit to be entertained by the Houses, though otherwise determinable at Common Law, or in Equity.

An Ordinance for Charging of Three hundred Pounds upon the Receipts of the Excise, to be paid in its Course, for the Service of Colonel John Greves, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Ordered, That Mr. Green do, on Saturday next, make Report, from the Committee of the Navy, of all such Ordinances, remaining in his Hands, as concern the Bringing in of Monies.