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, 24 Junii, 1645.
Sir Henry Mildmay brings Answer from the Lord Chancellor of Scotland, That That Part of the Treaty, which concerns the Church, and was referred to his Care, by reason of his many other Affairs, is not yet finished: But that Mr. Henderson and Mr. Marshall, who were at the Treaty, are acquainted with all the Proceedings.
Ordered, That Mr. Marshall and Mr. Vines do confer with Mr. Henderson; and prepare That Part of the Declaration upon the Breach of the late Treaty, which concerns the Matter of the Church: And that they do report the same to the Commissioners that were employed in that Treaty, or to the major Part of them; to be by them presented to the House: And Sir Henry Mildmay is desired to acquaint Mr. Marshall and Mr. Vines with this Order; and to press them to dispatch this Business, in regard of the important Haste of it.
An Ordinance for putting the County of Surrey into a Posture of Defence, by the better Regulating of the Trained-Bands; and raising Forces of Horse and Foot; and for raising Monies for maintaining the Forces of the Garison of Farneham; was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Gourdon, Mr. Browne, and Sir Richard Onslowe: Who are presently to withdraw upon it.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to take into speedy Consideration, What Course is fit to be held and taken with those Club-Men, that are risen in divers of the nearest Western Counties.
An Ordinance for securing and repaying unto the Commissioners of Excise One thousand Six hundred and Eighty Pounds, advanced and lent by them for the Payment of a Fortnight's Pay to Colonel Rossetour's Regiment, in pursuance of an Order of Aprilis 22 1645, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That the Ensigns and Cornets sent up now by Sir Thomas Fairfax, and all other Ensigns and Cornets, that have at any time formerly, or shall at any time hereafter, be taken from the Enemy, shall be brought into the Heralds Office, by those Persons in whose Hands they do now, or shall happen to remain; to the end the same may be registred, and preserved in some convenient Place there; and that they may be known what they are, and when and where they were taken: And that Wm. Ryley Esquire, Lancaster Herald at Arms, be solely intrusted with the Custody and Safe-keeping of them; and shall be answerable for the same, upon Demand of both Houses, or either House, of Parliament, or of any Committee appointed by them in that Behalf.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of Lords and Com mons for Advance of Monies at Haberdashers-Hall, do forthwith pay unto the Messenger that brought up the Colours from Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army, an Hundred Marks, as a Gift and Recompence from the Parliament.
Ordered, That the Twenty Pounds formerly given to the Person that discovered Mr. Le Strange' Design upon Lynne, and not yet paid him, be now paid unto him, out of the first Monies that shall come in at the Committee of Examinations, after the Monies already designed to be paid by that Committee shall be satisfied.
An Ordinance for securing and reimbursing the Sum of One thousand Pounds, out of the Receipts of Excise, to Mr. John Bence, disbursed by him for Supply of Forces in Pembrokeshire, was this Day read ; and, upon the Question, passed.
An Ordinance for charging, upon the Receipts of the Excise, the Sum of Five thousand Pounds, to be paid in Course, for the Garisons of Portesmouth and South-SeaCastle, was this Day read; and passed, upon the Question.
Sir Robert Pye carried up to the Lords Two Votes of 23 Junii, for placing an English Governor and Garison in Carlisle, upon the Reducement and Rendition of that Place: The Vote for Colonel Bridges to have the Command of Colonel Bosevile's Regiment: The Vote for Lieutenant-Colonel Hobart to have the Command of Colonel Walton's Regiment: An Ordinance for securing One thousand Pounds out of the Excise to Mr. Bence, disbursed by him for Supply of the Forces in Pembrokeshire: An Ordinance for reimbursing the Commissioners of Excise One thousand Six hundred and Eighty Pounds, advanced by them for the Forces in Lancashire, under the Command of Colonel Rosseter: An Ordinance for securing and reimbursing the Commissioners of Excise the Sum of Five thousand Pounds, advanced by them for the Garison of Portesmouth and South-Sea-Castle: And the Votes concerning the Earl of Northumberland, and the King's Children.
Ordered, That the Committee of the whole House do meet on Friday next, to take into Consideration the Business of the Church: And that, every Wednesday and Friday, the House do meet constantly, without Interruption, in a Committee, to take the Business of the Church into Consideration, until the Government thereof be settled.
Resolved, &c. That both Houses have already recommended it to the Committee of both Kingdoms, and do intend vigorously to prosecute the War; and do desire, That the Scotts Commissioners will join to do the like on their Part.
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you this Minute of a Letter, to be sent to the Lords in Scotland: It is presented unto them from the Committee of both Kingdoms: They do agree unto it; and desire your Concurrence; and that you would take it into speedy Consideration, in regard that the Chancellor of Scotland, who is to carry it, goes away this Day.
The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That they have received a Letter from the Scotts Commissioners, with some Papers inclosed in it: And that it was their Desire, That, when the Lords had perused it, they would send it to this House.
Sir Robert Pye brings Answer, That, as to the Votes for the Garison of Carlisle, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own: And; as to the other Particulars, carried to the Lords by him; they do agree.
Ordered, That, as to the First Part of the Paper delivered in this Day by the Scotts Commissioners, touching Informations they have received concerning a Member of this House, and other Persons, shall be taken into Consideration on Thursday Morning: And that the Members of this House that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, do acquaint the Scotts Commissioners here with this Appointment; and do desire the Scotts Commissioners, in the mean time, to acquaint them, Upon what Grounds they delivered in these Informations.
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of both Houses, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to peruse the large Treaty, and the late Treaty, between the Kingdoms; and the Instructions to the Commissioners of both Houses; and, upon Consideration thereof, and Conference with the Scotts Commissioners concerning the same, to state the whole Matter; and report the same to the House.
Sir John Curson carried up to the Lords the Letter to be sent to the Parliament of Scotland, with the Amendments made by this House: And was to desire, That the Letter might be signed by the Speakers of both Houses, in the same manner as formerly.
Mr. Wheeler reported the Amendments to the Ordinance for putting the County of Surrey into a Posture of Defence: Which were twice read; and assented unto: And the Ordinance, with the Amendments, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Sir John Evelyn reported the Ordinance, with the Amendments, for securing and reimbursing to the Commissioners of Excise, or to such other Persons as shall advance the same, or any Part thereof, the Sum of Nine thousand Four hundred Pounds, for the English and Scotts Officers, and for the Train of Artillery, and Horse and Foot Reformadoes, late under the Command of the Earl of Essex: Which was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That the Paper of the Twentieth of June, delivered in to this House from the Scotts Commissioners, shall be proceeded in on Thursday next; to be then taken into further Consideration: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind of it.
A Letter from Sir Thomas Fairfax, from Leicester, of 20 Junii 1645, concerning Recruits for the Army, was this Day read; and ordered to be referred to the Committee for the Army: And that they take the same intoConsideration this Afternoon; and receive Information from Colonel Rich of the Wants of the Army; and do give an Account hereof to the House on Thursday Morning.
And it is further Ordered, That the Ten thousand Pounds, formerly appointed for Recruits of the Army, shall be disposed for the Satisfying of such Monies as shall be disbursed by the Committee of the Army for these Recruits.
Ordered, That Sir John Bampfeild and Mr. John Moyle shall have the Allowance of Four Pounds per Week to each of them; and to receive the same, as the rest of the Members who have Maintenance allowed them.
FOrasmuch as the Lord, of his infinite Goodness, hath late given our Army, under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax, a great Victory over their Enemies; who are also the great Enemies of Religion, and of the Peace and Liberty of the Subjects of this Kingdom: And forasmuch as it appears, there be many of those that did formerly venture their Lives that are maimed or wounded; which adds to the Number of those that were formerly wounded; who have much of their Relief from the Collections of the Well-affected of the City of London and Westminster, and the Parishes within the Bills of Mortality, on the monthly Fast-Days, and some other solemn Days of Thanksgiving; the Counties being no-ways Sharers therein, though they have been equal Sharers in the Mercy: It is therefore Ordered, by the Commons, assembled in Parliament, That Friday next being appointed for a solemn Day of Thanksgiving to the Almighty God for the said great Victory, that then there be a Collection in all Churches and Chapels in the several Counties within Twenty Miles hereof, for the Relief of maimed Soldiers: And all Committees and High-Constables within the said Limits are hereby ordered to disperse the said Orders, that shall be sent unto them, in convenient Time; and the Monies thereupon collected to be indorsed on the said Order; and both the one and the other to be, within Three Days after, paid and delivered to the said Committee or HighConstable, that shall reside next to the Place: And what Money shall be brought to any of them, with the said indorsed Order, to be sent unto Wm. Greenhill, John Pocock, John Randall, Richard Huchinson, Treasurers of the said maimed Soldiers, or to one of them, at ChandlersHall, near Dowgate, in London, within Fourteen Days after the said Collection.