House of Commons Journal Volume 4
2 June 1646

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 2 June 1646', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 4: 1644-1646 (1802), pp. 561. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23708 Date accessed: 16 September 2014.


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Die Martis, 2 Junii, 1646.

Prayers.

AN Ordinance for charging Six hundred Seventy-four Pounds Eight Shillings and Four-pence upon the Receipts of the Grand Excise, to be paid to CommissaryGeneral Behir, Major-General Boza, and other Officers; according to the Proportions mentioned in the said Ordinance, together with Interest, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum per Annum, to the Advancers and Lenders thereof, during the Time of Forbearance, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

A Letter from the Committee of Salop, of 29 Maii 1646, directed to Mr. Speaker, concerning the Surrender and Taking in of Ludlowe-Castle, was this Day read.

A Letter from Colonel John Birch, from Stinton, of 16 Maii, to the Committee of both Kingdoms; and likewise a Letter from Ludlowe, of 20 Maii, from Colonel John Birch and Colonel H. Mackworth, directed to the Committee of both Kingdoms; with the Articles for the Surrender of the Castle of Ludlowe; were all this Day read; and were reported from the said Committee by Sir Arth. Hesilrige.

Resolved, &c. That all Persons that have or shall come and reside in the Parliament's Quarters, shall take the National League and Covenant, and the Negative Oath, notwithstanding any Articles that have been, or shall be, made by the Soldiery.

Ordered, That the respective Knights and Burgesses do send Copies of this Vote to the respective Committees of the several Counties: And that the Committee of the Army do likewise send the same to the General, and to the several Commanders in Chief of the Parliament's Forces in other Parts: And the Care hereof is referred to Mr. Scawen, as to the Sending thereof to the General and Commanders.

Resolved, &c. That the Sum of One thousand Pounds be charged, upon the Receipts of the Grand Excise, in Course, together with Interest, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum per Annum, during the Forbearance thereof, to be paid to Colonel John Birch, or his Assigns, for the Disengaging of an Undertaking made unto him by the Committee of both Kingdoms.

And Mr. Pury is to bring in an Ordinance to this Purpose.

Resolved, &c. That Colonel Samuel Moore be nominated and appointed Governor of the Garison and Castle of Ludlowe: And that the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, do grant him a Commission to be Governor of the said Castle accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That the Articles for Surrender of the Castles of Dudley and Tutbury be read, and taken into Consideration, the first Business, To-morrow Morning.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint Colonel Humphry Mackworth to be Governor of the Garison of Shrewsbury: And that the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, do grant him a Commission to be Governor of the said Garison accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

An Ordinance for giving further Power for the Keeping of Persons, guilty of notorious scandalous Offences, from the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto the Committee that prepared it: Who are presently to withdraw upon it.

The Question was propounded, Whether the Time for Continuing of this Ordinance shall be Three Years.

And it is Resolved, &c. That this Question be now put.

And then the Question itself being put;

It is Resolved, &c. That the Time for the Continuing of this Ordinance shall be Three Years.

The House being informed, That divers Inhabitants in and about the City of London were at the Door; desiring to prefer a Petition to this House;

They were called in: And Mr. Warner said, He was commanded, by many very well-affected Persons inhabiting in and about the City of London, to present to this House their humble Acknowledgment and Petition.

He accordingly did prefer a Petition, directed "To the Honourable the Commons of England, in Parliament assembled;" and stiled, "The humble Acknowledgment and Petition of divers Inhabitants in and about the City of London."

The Petitioners withdrawn, the said Petition was twice read.

The Question was propounded, Whether Thanks shall be given to these Petitioners:

And the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Mr. Holles, Tellers for the Noe: 103.
Sir Philip Stapleton, With the Noe,
Sir John Evelyn, Tellers for the Yea: 115.
Sir Arthur Haselrig, With the Yea,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

The Question being put, Whether Thanks shall be given to these Petitioners;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Mr. Holles, Tellers for the Noe: 108.
Sir Phil. Stapleton, With the Noe,
Sir Arth. Haselrige, Tellers for the Yea: 112.
Sir John Evelyn, With the Yea,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That Thanks shall be given to these Petitioners.

The Petitioners were called in: And Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, acquainted them, That the House had considered their Petition: They were sensible of their Expressions, and of their real Affections: And that he was commanded to give them Thanks for them.

Ordered, &c. That the Committee to whom the Ordinance for giving Power to keep Persons, guilty of notorious, scandalous Offences, from the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, was committed, do meet this Afternoon at Six of the Clock; and report the same To-morrow Morning.