House of Commons Journal Volume 3
13 April 1643

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 3: 13 April 1643', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 3: 1643-1644 (1802), pp. 42-43. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=9586 Date accessed: 20 October 2014.


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Die Jovis, 13 Aprilis, 1643.

PRAYERS.

Earl of Northumberland.

ORDERED, That a Servant of the Earl of Northumberland's shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant, to pass, to carry a Letter to his Lord, that concerns very much his Estate; provided that his Name be inserted in the Warrant.

Mayor of Southampton.

Captain Adlam was called in, and did aver, that, about a Quarter of a Year since, he heard the Mayor of Southampton say, That, if Prince Rupert should come before the Town, he would deliver up the Town unto him: And that another told him, that he heard him say the like, within these Three Weeks.

Resolved, &c. That the Mayor of Southampton be forthwith sent for, in safe Custody, at his own Charge.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Pescodd be forthwith sent for, in safe Custody, at his own Charge.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Exton and Mr. Gallop be forthwith summoned to attend the Service of the House.

Money due to Southampton.

A Letter of the Tenth of April from Southampton. * * Ordered, That it be especially recommended, from this House, to the Committee, appointed to peruse the Warrants for Payment of Monies, to take care, and give Order, that the Two thousand Pounds, long since borrowed at Southampton, upon the Desires of this House, and my Lord General, be forthwith repaid and satisfied.

Affairs at Berwick.

The Draught of Two Letters, to be signed by Mr. Speaker; the one to the Mayor of Berwick; another to the Earl of Warwick, to appoint a Ship to ride Northward, for the Relief of Berwick, upon all Occasions, was this Day read; and, by Vote, assented unto; and ordered to be signed by Mr. Speaker.

Weekly Assessments.

Ordered, That all Differences, that shall arise, in any of the Counties, concerning Rates upon the Weekly Assessments, be referred to the Committees and Commissioners of the respective Counties, to hear and determine them.

Ordered, That the Petition of the Inhabitants of Northchurch, in the county of Herts, concerning some Differences of Rates, upon the Weekly Assessments, be referred to the Committees and Commissioners of the County of Herts, to hear and determine.

Person sent for.

Resolved, &c That Mr. Muschamp be forthwith sent for, a Delinquent.

Collecting Assessments.

Ordered, That the Captain of the Guards, that attend this House, be assisting to the Collectors of the weekly Assessments.

To prepare Order.

Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Strode, Mr. Millington, are appointed to prepare an Order.

Raising Money.

Ordered, That the several Persons, Members of this House, that are appointed a Committee to consider of raising of Monies, by laying a Charge upon Commodities, &c. do meet the City, this Afternoon, at Four of Clock at Guildhall, London.

Treaty with the King.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page;

The Lords desire a present Conference, by Committees of both Houses, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, to communicate unto you a Packet, which they have lately received from his Majesty; and likewise a Letter which they have received from the Earl of Northumberland.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; that this House has considered their Lordships Message; and will give a present Meeting, as is desired.

Mr. Pym, Mr. Solicitor, Sir H.Vane, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.

Person sent for.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Paul Bayly, in Spittle-fields, be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, for refusing to pay the weekly Assessments, and for abusing the Collectors in shameful and reproachful Language.

Message to Lords.

Mr. Goodwyn carried up to the Lords, the Order concerning the Fort of Galloway; the Sequestrations of Watton Fifield and Staines Parsonages; Two Orders for Payment of the Arrears to Captain Hippesley, and Captain Dowse.

Treaty with the King.

Mr. Pym reports from the Conference, that there was offered, first, a Letter from the Lord Falkland, and, then, a Message, inclosed from his Majesty, to be read: The which being read, the Earl of Manchester acquainted them, that the Lords desired, that the Committee formerly appointed for the Treaty and Propositions, may meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Painted Chamber; to consider of this Message, and the Message last received; and to prepare an Answer to it.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the Lords, that the Committee formerly appointed for the Treaty and Propositions shall meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, with the Committee of the Lords; to consider of this, and the last Message, received from his Majesty; and to prepare an Answer to it, and present it to the House.

Message to Lords.

Sir Peter Wentworth is ordered to go to the Lords, to desire them to pass the Ordinance for raising of Voluntiers in the City of London; and concur with this House, in sending for the Committees at Oxon, to come from thence on Saturday next; and, to acquaint them, that this House doth agree, that the Committees formerly appointed for the Treaty and Propositions shall meet, this Afternoon, as is desired; and, to desire them, that the Committees might meet at the time punctually; in regard that divers of that Committee are to meet at Guildhall, this Afternoon, at Four of Clock, upon very important Business.

Answers from Lords.

Sir Peter Wentworth brings Answer; that their Committee will be punctually ready, at Two of Clock: That, as to the Ordinance for raising Voluntiers, within the Cities of London, Westminster, and the Liberties thereof, they have passed it; and 'tis printed: And, as to the Vote for sending for the Committees from Oxon, to come away on Saturday next, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Mr. Goodwyn brings Answer, that the Lords will send Answer, by Messengers of their own, to the Orders carried up by him.

House to sit.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page;

The Lords intend to sit this Afternoon, at Four of Clock; and desire this House would do the like, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House.

Resolved, &c. That the House shall sit this Afternoon, at Four of Clock; and that the Committee shall meet at Guildhall, London, at Six of Clock.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; that this House has considered their Lordships Message; and will sit at Four of Clock, as is desired.

Committee at Oxford.

The Question was propounded, whether a Message should be forthwith sent, to enjoin the Committee at Oxon to come from thence on Saturday next;

And then the Question being put, whether the Question should be now put;

It passed with the Negative.

Die Jovis, 13 Aprilis, 1643, post Meridiem.

Payment to Madone.

UPON the Petition of Anne Madone, her poor Husband, and Three Children;

It is Ordered, That the Administratrix of Widow Ellis do pay unto the distressed Petitioners the Twenty Pounds mentioned in the Petition, according to the Request of the said Elizabeth Ellis.

Subscriptions for Ireland.

3 (fn. a) vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the speedy Payment of Monies subscribed towards the reducing of the Rebels in Ireland, which yet remains unpaid; and, upon the Question, passed.

Sir Jo. Clotworthy is appointed to carry up this Bill to the Lords To-morrow Morning.

Committees at Oxford.

The Question was propounded, whether a Message should be now sent to the Members of this House, Committees at Oxon, to enjoin them to come from thence on Saturday next:

And the Question being put, whether this Question should be now put;

It passed with the Negative.

Footnotes

a Against this Order, in the Margin are these Words: "R. suspended till this House take further Order."