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 Martis, 27 Maii, 1645.
WHereas One thousand Pounds was heretofore charged upon the Excise, for the Use of the Isle of Ely, and ordered to be paid to Colonel Cromwell: It is this Day Ordered, That One thousand Pounds more shall be charged upon the Excise, for the Use of the said Isle, to be paid in Course: And the Gentlemen of the Eastern Association are desired to take care to provide this Thousand Pounds now charged upon the Excise.
An Ordinance and Instructions for settling the Government of the Isle of Ely, and for Payment of Three hundred Pounds weekly out of the Excise, for Maintenance of the Forces there, and of the Garison of Croyland, was this Day read the First and Second time; and committed to the Committee of the Association.
It is further Ordered, That the Four hundred Foot, and the Horse, formerly ordered to be raised, for an additional Strength for the Defence of the said Isle, be inserted into the said Ordinance: And that it be referred to the said Committee of the Raising and Paying of these additional Forces: And Mr. Sollicitor and Sir Edward Partridge are added to the said Committee.
An Ordinance for Raising and Assessing of Twenty thousand Pounds within the Cities of London and Westminster, and Liberties thereof, and other Parishes mentioned in the weekly Bills of Mortality, to be employed towards the Reducing of Oxford to the Obedience of Parliament, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Sir John Wray, Sir John Evelyn junior, Mr. Erle, Mr. Bond, Sir Martin Lister, Sir John Curson, the Burgesses of London and Westminster, Mr. Holland, Sir William Lewes, Mr. Jesson, Mr. Gourdon, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Whitlock, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Smith, Sir John Franklyn, Mr. Jennour, Mr. Whittacre, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Mr. Blakeston, the Members of this House that are of the Committee of the Three Counties of Berks, Bucks, and Oxon: And this Committee are to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Exchequer-Chamber.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of both Houses, that are of the Committee of the Two Kingdoms, to be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners here; to take special Care for the Security and Preservation of the Northern Parts; and that the King's Army may be opposed.
Ordered, That Letters be writ to the Committee in the North, for Colonel Poynes to have the Command of a Regiment of Horse, and a Regiment of Foot, there; and to have the Pay of a Colonel for those Two Regiments.
Ordered, That Sir John Marley, now Prisoner at Newcastle, be sent up, in safe Custody, from thence to the Parliament: And that the Commissioners for the Parliament there, or the Mayor and Committee at Newcastle, do take care, that this Order be accordingly performed.