Die Lunæ, 16 Novembris, 1646.
MR. Miles Corbett reports the Amendments, Additions, and Alterations, to the Ordinance for the
Payment of the Army under the Command of Sir Thomas
Fairfax, from the First Day of October 1646, by a
The Question being propounded, Whether there shall
be any Addition to the Committee of Warwickshire;
The House was divided.
||Tellers for the Noe:
||With the Noe,
Sir Wm. Lewes,
||Tellers for the Yea:
||With the Yea,
So as the Question passed with the Negative.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and
The Lords desire a present free Conference concerning
the Matter of the last free Conference, concerning the
Ordinance for Sale of the late Bishops Lands, presently,
in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with your Conveniency. They have commanded us.. bring you this
Petition of the Lord Pawlett's: Which is especially recommended to you: This Petition of Captain Thomas
Howell: A Report concerning the Gunners of the Ships
the Providence and the Fellowship: To which they desire
your Concurrence: A Report from the Committee of
Lords and Commons of the Admiralty and Cinque-Ports,
for one Henry Hubbert to be Master of the Attendance at
Portesmouth: An Ordinance concerning Goldsmiths-Hall:
To which they desire your Concurrence. They have
commanded us to put you in mind of Mr. Hawkins' Petition: And that the Officers of Jernsey may be paid, that
they may go hence to their Charge.
Resolved, &c. That this House will grant a free Conference, presently, upon the Matter of the late free Conference, as is desired.
Ordered, That the rest of the Particulars of this Message be taken into Consideration on this Day Sevennight.
Ordered, That the Persons appointed to be Managers
and Reporters of the late free Conference, be likewise Managers and Reporters of this free Conference.
Ordered, That the Letters, in Mr. Speaker's Hands,
sent from Ireland, be referred to the Committee at DerbyHouse for the Affairs of Ireland.
Ordered, That the House do proceed to take into further Consideration the Ordinance for the Payment of the
Army under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax, the
first Business, To-morrow Morning.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the
House has considered their Lordships Message: And, as to
the Granting of a free Conference presently, they do agree:
And, as to the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers
of their own.
Mr. Reynolds reports from the free Conference, That
the Lords have passed the Ordinance for Sale of the late
Bishops Lands, as they received it on Friday last: Only
they do recommend Mr. Alderman Gibbes, and Mr. Alderman Fowke, to the Consideration of this House; but
do insist upon Mr. Alderman Fowke, he being an Alderman of London; and the Salary allowed him for the
Comptrol of the Receipts of Monies, arising by the Sale
of the late Bishops Lands, being but Two hundred
Pounds per Annum; whereas the Comptroller of the Excise hath Five hundred Pounds per Annum, and Sixty
Pounds per Annum to all his Deputies besides.
He further reported, That the Lords do adhere to their
Amendment in the Instructions for the Contractors:
Which was, in the Eleventh Line, after the Word
"under," and before the Word "Years," to put out
the Word "Ten," and put in the Word "Eight:" For
which they gave these Reasons: First, For the speedy
Sale of them, that the Monies may be speedily raised by
them: Secondly, That thereby they may be the better
dispersed into several Hands: And, Thirdly, The Lords
had considered of the Sales made of the Abbey-Lands by
King Henry the Eighth; and did find, that those Lands
were then sold at a far lower Rate, although those Times
were Times of Peace.
The Lords Amendment was read: And
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere to the
Instructions, as it went from hence: And that the Word
"Ten" remain in the Instructions, as it went from hence:
And this to be communicated to the Lords at a Conference.
Resolved, &c. That there be an additional Allowance
of Three hundred Pounds per Annum allowed and paid
unto Mr. Alderman Fowke, for his Salary for his Execution of the Place of Comptroller of the Receipts of Monies, mentioned in the Ordinance for the appointing the
Sale of the late Bishops Lands, over ... above the Two
hundred Pounds per Annum appointed by the said Ordinance.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That the Two Ordinances, concerning the
Sale of the late Archbishops and Bishops Lands, be forthwith printed.