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 29, 1645.
Ordered, That Colonel Gryffyn, and the rest of the Officers taken Prisoners, and now at Southampton, be forthwith sent up Prisoners, in very safe Custody: And that Colonel Gryffyn be not exchanged, but by the Consent of this House.
Sir Wm. Waller reported, from the Committee of both Kingdoms, their Desire, That the Paper given in by Colonel Norton concerning the Wants of Portesmouth, may be reported, and taken into Consideration: And that it is the Opinion of that Committee, that Six hundred Men are necessary for the Garison of that Place.
It is Ordered, That this Report, and the Paper mentioned therein, and the whole Business concerning Portesmouth, be taken into Consideration on Saturday Morning next: And that, in the mean time, it be referred to the Consideration of the Members of this House, that are of the Committee of the Association of Hants, &c. and the Committee of the Revenue: Who are to join upon this Business: And are to meet this Afternoon at Three of Clock; and to make Report on Saturday Morning next.
Ordered, That Mr. Holles and Mr. Serjeant Wilde do prepare a Letter of Thanks, to be sent from Mr. Speaker, to Colonel Massye, and the rest of the Officers employed in this Service, of taking Evesham, in Acknowledgment of their great Service.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Lieutenant-Colonel Blunt, Lieutenant-Colonel of that Regiment which was the Earl of Stamford's, to be Colonel of that Regiment: And that the Committee of both Kingdoms do grant him a Commission accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That the rest of the Officers of that Regiment shall, upon this Remove, succeed in their Turns in the rest of the Commands in that Regiment: And that the Committee of both Kingdoms do grant them Commissions accordingly.
Ordered, That the Officers of the Train of Artillery of Sir William Waller's Army, that are now laid aside, shall have their Accounts stated and cast up, and Debentures thereupon made: And that they be recommended to Sir Thomas Fairfax, to be taken into Employment, if he have any Occasion for their Service.
The Lord Gray carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Two Votes, for Lieutenant-Colonel Blunt, Lieutenant Colonel of that Regiment which was the Earl of Stamford's, to be Colonel of that Regiment; and, for the rest of the Officers of that Regiment, upon this Remove, to succeed in their Turns: Also the Order for Major Urry, and his Officers, to have a Fortnight's Pay; and the Vote for the Exchange of Colonel Fielding.
Ordered, That the Committee, formerly appointed for the Ordinance for raising Twenty thousand Pounds for reducing Oxford, do meet this Afternoon; to take the said Ordinance into further Consideration: And that all that will come shall have Voices: And the Care hereof is especially referred to Mr. Whitlock and Mr. Lane: And are to report the same To-morrow Morning.
The Lord Gray brings Answer from the Lords. That they have agreed to all the Particulars carried up by him, except to the Vote for Colonel Fielding's Exchange: To which they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Recorder reported, from the Committee of both Kingdoms, certain Proportions of Horse and Foot, desired by the Committee to be raised in the Counties of Kent, Essex, Suffolk, Hertford, and Middlesex, to be sent to the Siege of Oxon: The which were read; and re-committed to the Committee of both Kingdoms: Who are to confer with the Gentlemen of the Counties concerned in the Raising of these Proportions, upon this Business; and to report their Opinions To-morrow Morning.