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.
THE Grand Committee of the whole House, according to former Order, met, to take into further Consideration the Business concerning the Church.
Mr. Whittacre in the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
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.
The Paper, mentioned in that Report, was sent from the Lords on Tuesday last; and was now read: And
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.
A Letter, of Maii 26, from Mr. Jo. Dormer and Mr. Edm. Yung, from Evesham, relating the great Service done by Colonel Massy, in the Taking of the said Town of Evesham by Storm, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That it be in especial manner recommended unto the Committee of both Kingdoms.
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.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
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.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
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.
Ordered, That Major Archibald Straughan be forthwith sent for in safe Custody.
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.
An Ordinance for raising Twenty thousand Pounds, to be employed towards the Reducing of Oxon to the Obedience of the Parliament, was this Day read in some Parts altered upon the Commitment.
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.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the Supply of the Members be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That Colonel William Herbert shall have Leave to go down to Sir Thomas Fairfax.
Ordered, That the Consideration of placing a Governor in Mountgomery-Castle be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Supply of the Commands of the Members in the Armies and Garisons.
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.
Ordered, That Mr. Lisle do make his Report To-morrow Morning, concerning the Answer to be given touching the Pay of the Scotts Army.
Ordered, That Six Guns, and Five hundred Musquets, be forthwith provided and furnished out of the publick Stores, for the Service of the Garison of Evesham, newly reduced.
Ordered, That Thirty Pair of Pistols and Holsters, Thirty Saddles, with their Furniture, be forthwith provided and furnished out of the publick Stores, to Captain James, for his Troop.
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.