Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 4, 1644-1646. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Sabbati, Aprilis 5, 1645.
Ordered, That the Two thousand Pounds, now in Readiness with the Commissioners of Excise, be forthwith issued for a Fortnight's Pay to the Horse that submitted to the Parliament, according to former Engagements; and that the said Two thousand Pounds be forthwith paid to the said Horse accordingly.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of Excise do pay unto Mr. James Waynewright, for the Service of Lancashire Forces, Two thousand Pounds, next after the Two thousand Pounds now to be paid for the Horse.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to consider of some Expedient for the Receiving of Trumpets and Addresses from the Enemy; and to report their Opinions to the House, what they think fit to be done herein.
Ordered, That it be referred back to this Committee, to examine fully this whole Business concerning Mr. Jo. Gryffyth; and all other Informations against him of the like Nature; and, upon the Whole, to prepare Articles: And that the Committee shall have Power to give unto him the Matter they examine him upon, in Writing, if they shall see Cause; and to take his Answer; and to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records.
The Lords have appointed Monday next, at Ten of Clock, for giving Audience to the States Ambassadors; and have given Order to the Master of the Ceremonies to bring them . . . . . a Pass for the Lord Graye's Two Sons, with their Servants, and necessary Accommodations, to travel for France: A Petition from Colonel Robert Sterlinge, and the Lady Jane Moore, his Wife; which they recommended to the Consideration of this House: An Ordinance for the County of Rutland; to which they do agree; with certain Additions: An Ordinance touching the great Park at Windsor; to which they desire the Concurrence of this House: A Petition of Edmund Winstanley: A Warrant for Payment of Monies to the Earl of Lincolne, by Sir Gilbert Gerard; who saith, "He hath no Monies;" recommended to be taken into Consideration for Payment of it elsewhere: That they formerly sent down a Petition from the Lady Rivers, touching the Attainder of the Earl of Somerset; which they desire this House may be speedlily taken into Consideration; because the Term draws on; and she hath no other Defence.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message: And, as to the Pass to my Lord Grey of Wark, they do concurr: As to the rest of the Message, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That Twelve-pence per diem, more than the Pay assigned to ordinary Troopers, shall be allowed to each of the Hundred Troopers of Captain Knight's Troop; they furnishing their own Horse and Arms.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Army where Mr. Scawen has the Chair, do forthwith send for the Arms and Ammunition in Captain Cannon's Custody, to employ them for the Service of the State: And that, if the said Captain Cannon shall refuse to deliver the said Arms, that the Committee shall have Power to commit him.
Whereas the Two thousand Pounds, to be raised by the Gentlemen of the Association, were, by former Order, to be paid to Mr. Scawen: It is Ordered, That the said Two thousand Pounds be paid to Mr. Gaustall and Mr. Leman, the Treasurers; and by them to be issued, according to the Order of the Committee for the Army where Mr. Scawen has the Chair.
Ordered, That the Moiety of such Monies, as shall be discovered by the Lord Willowhby of Parham, shall be paid unto him, upon Account, for his Arrears; and that the other Moiety shall be disposed for the Use of the Garison at Abingdon, and of the Associated Counties of Berk', Buck', and Oxon: And the Examination hereof is referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons at HaberdashersHall: And that the said Lord Willoughby may compound with the Discoverers.
It is Ordered, That they shall have Liberty to ship aboard the Ship Ruth, by Bill of Store, to the Value of Three thousand Pounds in Spanish Royals of Eight, and to transport the same; for the better carrying on their Trade: And that the Commissioners for the Customs do give a Bill of Store for the same.