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, Maii 10, 1645.
AN Ordinance for Payment of the Soldiers, Waggoners, and their Widows, was this Day read, with the Amendments; and, upon the Question, assented to; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Resolved, &c. That the Commissary for Provision of Victuals shall have Allowance of more Deputies, or other Officers, than are allowed in the List of the Establishment, as the extraordinary Service of the Army shall require, and as shall be, from time to time, thought sit and expedient by the Commissioners of the Army, or any Two of them: Whose Allowance in that Behalf, and Warrant from the Commander in Chief, shall be a sufficient Warrant to the Treasurer, to make Payment for such extraordinary Allowances.
Mr. Nicoll carried up to the Lords several Votes, for Colonel Norton to be Governor of Portsmouth; for Colonel Algernon Sidney to be Governor of Chichester; for Captain William Morley to be Governor of the Town and Castle of Arundeli; for Major John Boyce to be Lieutenant of Dover-Castle; for Colonel George Newman to be Governor of Upnor-Castle; for Colonel James Hobarte to be Governor of Lynn; for settling the Government of the Town of Plimmouth by a Committee: The Two Votes and an Order touching the Scotts Advance, and for Provisions in their March: The Votes, for the Lifeguard of the late Lord General to have Three Shillings per diem more than an ordinary Trooper; That Captain Knight's Troop shall have One Shilling per diem each more than an ordinary Trooper; that Serjeant-Major-General Skippon's Captain-Lieutenant of Horse shall have, with his Lieutenant's Pay, the full Allowances as a Captain of Horse hath; That the Five Commissioners of the Army shall have Twenty Shillings per diem apiece, and for their Four Clerks Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence per diem; That the Entertainment of Ten Carpenters, at Eighteen-pence per diem, shall be added to the Establishment: The Votes for Colonel Rosseter to be Commander of the Horse and Foot of the County of Lincolne; for Lieutenant-Colonel Browne to be Governor of Lincolne; for Lieutenant-Colonel Browne to have Colonel King's Regiment of Foot at Lincolne; for LieutenantColonel Siler to be Governor of Boston in the County of Lincolne: Also the Order, whereby the Committee of both Kingdoms are enabled to receive Trumpets, &c.
Resolved, &c. That One hundred Saddles, One hundred Pair of Pistols, and One hundred Backs, Breasts, and Pots, shall be allowed to Sir Robert Pye's Regiment: And that the Committee for the Army do give their Warrant and Order for the Delivery of these Arms, accordingly.
The Instructions, Rules, and Directions, to be observed and put in Execution by the Commissioners of the Army under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax, were this Day first intirely read all over, and then in Parts; and, Clause by Clause, voted: And then the Whole were intirely put to the Question; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
The Rules and Instructions to the Mustermaster of the Army under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax, were this Day read in Parts; and voted, Clause by Clause: And then the Whole were intirely put to the Question; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
A Letter from the Committee of Hertford, at St. Albans, of Maii 9; together with a Petition from the County; were read; and ordered to be referred to the Committee for receiving the Complaints of Bucks and Bedford: And that they shall have Power to receive and consider of their Propositions.
It is likewise Ordered, That the Surry Petition be referred to the Consideration of this Committee, in like manner as the Hertfordshire Petition: And the House doth declare, That they expect, that this Reference of these Petitions shall no way retard or obstruct the Bringing in of the Monies assessed upon the several Counties, for the Army under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairefaxe: They do further require and injoin, That the said Monies be brought in, according to the Times appointed.
An Ordinance for punishing, in the several Counties, all such Soldiers, as shall run away from their Colours, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee of the Army where Mr. Scawen has the Chair, shall examine, and inquire after, and apprehend, such Persons as have or shall purloin, convey or sell away, any of the State's Horse, marked with the State's Mark; and shall seize the Horses, for the Service of the State.
Resolved, &c. That some Members of this House shall be sent down to Cambridge; who, together with Mr. Heveingham there already, shall have Power, and are ordered, to examine the whole Business concerning the Plot upon the Isle of Elye, and the Eastern Association: And have Power to send for Papers, Parties, Witnesses, and Records: And the Governor of Cambridge is to secure such Persons, as they shall think sit, till the Pleasure of the House be known concerning them.
Two Letters from Lieutenant-General Cromwell and Major-General Browne; the one of May 8th; the other of May the 9th; informing, That General Goringe is advanced Westward, and the King Northward towards Worcester; were this Day read; and immediately delivered to Mr. Recorder, that brought them in.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee of the Army do take care for Providing of Monies and Ammunition for those Horse and Foot, that are within the new Model, and now under the Command of Lieutenant-General Cromwell, and Major-General Browne.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to consider, What Sums of Money is sit to be provided for That Party of Horse and Foot under the Command of Lieutenant-General Cromwell, and MajorGeneral Browne, which is not within the new Model.
WHereas Lieutenant-General Cromwell is now in the actual Service of the Parliament, and in Prosecution of the Enemy; It is this Day Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, That he shall continue in the Employment he is now in, for Forty Days longer; notwithstanding the late Ordinance, or any Clause therein, that discharges the Members of either House from having any Office or Command, Military or Civil.
Ordered, That it shall be referred to the Committee of the West, to consider of the Contract made between That Committee and Colonel John Fynes; and of Employing and Disposing of That Regiment; and to advise with the Committee of both Kingdoms hereupon.
Mr. Pierrepont reported, from the Committee of both Kingdoms, the Rule of Proportion for the Charge of the Northern Counties; and Two Establishments for the Maintenance of those Forces: The which were read: And
It is thereupon Ordered, That the Matter of the said Letter, and the Proposition therein, shall be referred to the Committee of the Northern Association where Mr. Lisle hath the Chair: And that Mr. Robert Goodwyn be added to That Committee.
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That the House doth approve of the Lord Fairefaxe, Sir Thomas Fairfax, Sir Henry Vane senior, Sir Henry Vane junior, Mr. Francis Pierpoint, Sir Matthew Bointon, Sir Wm. Constable, Mr. Robert Fenwicke, Mr. Brian Stapleton, Mr. Richard Barwise, Mr. Henry Darley, and Mr. Gilbert Millington, and the major Part of them, and any Three of them, to order and direct the Carrying on of the War within the Northern Association; and to govern those Forces now under the Command of the Lord Fairefaxe within the said Association: And that this Committee shall continue for Forty Days after the Determination of the Lord Fairefaxe his Commission, unless the House take other Order in the mean time.