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 Jovis, Maii 1, 1645.
According to former Order, the Grand Committee of the whole House proceeded to the further Consideration of the Business concerning such as are not to be admitted to the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper upon Point of Scandal.
Mr. Whittacre called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
The Copy of a Letter from Lieutenant-General Cromwell, of Aprilis 28 1645, relating the Taking of some Ninescore Prisoners, besides Officers, and some Two hundred Horse, was this Day read.
The Copy of a Letter from Colonel Edw. Massie, of Aprilis 25 1645, relating the Business at Ledbury against Prince Rupert, and his whole Army, upon Tuesday was Sevennight, was this Day read.
The Copy of a Letter likewise from Colonel Edw. Massie, of Aprilis 26 1645, to Mr. Speaker, relating likewise the same Business at Ledbury, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Massie shall have the IronWorks and Iron-Mills, that were Sir John Wyntour's, to his own Use, Advantage, and Benefit.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Massie shall have bestowed upon him Six good Horses of Service, well furnished with Saddles, Pistols, and other Furniture.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Massie shall have Two hundred Pounds bestowed freely upon him, in Acknowledgment of his Service: And the Committee of the Revenue is desired to pay this Two hundred Pounds to Mr. Recorder, or such as he shall appoint to receive the same, for Colonel Edw. Massie.
Ordered, That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers-Hall, do pay out so much Monies as shall satisfy and pay for Six Horses, for Service, with Saddles and Furniture, to be bestowed upon Colonel Massie.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Mr. Recorder is desired to take care for the Providing of these Horses and Furniture; and is to prepare a Letter, to be sent to Colonel Massie, from Mr. Speaker, to acknowledge his last Service, and to encourage him for the future.
Sir Peter Wentworth is ordered to prepare a Letter, to be sent from Mr. Speaker, to Lieutenant-General Cromwell, to thank him for, and to acknowledge his great Services done to the State; and therein to take notice of the good Service done by Colonel Jo. Fienis.
Mr. Speaker acquainted the House, That the States Ambassador addressed himself unto him, to desire, that he may have Audience from this House, at such Time as shall be most convenient.
It is thereupon Ordered, That the States Ambassador shall have Audience from the Commons, assembled in the Parliament of England, To-morrow, the Second of this Instant, at Eleven of Clock: And Sir Oliver Fleming Knight, Master of the Ceremonies, is hereby desired to acquaint the States Ambassador herewith.
Ordered, That an Ordinance shall be brought in, for assuring One thousand Pounds per Annum upon Colonel Massie.
Sir Robert Harley is appointed to bring in this Ordinance.
Ordered, That the Ordinance touching the concealed Malignants Estates in the County of Gloucester be read Tomorrow Morning: And that Mr. Hodges do make his Report concerning the Merchants Vintners.
Ordinance for settling the Commanders of the Fleet, for this Summer's Expedition, to be first read To-morrow Morning: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind of it.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to take care for Provisions of Victuals for the Gentlemen of Ulster, in their Passage to Carickfergus.
Ordered, That the State shall have the Granado-Shells delivered into the Magazine: And that Four hundred Pounds be charged upon the Excise, for Payment of the Munster Officers, according to the former Order.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Major Oconnelly be read To-morrow Morning peremptorily.