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 Mercurii, Julii 16, 1645.
ORdered, That Mr. Chambers be desired to preach before this House on Tuesday next, at St. Margaret's, Westminster, instead of Mr. Meddop, it being the Publick Day of Thanksgiving: And that Mr. Nicoll do give him Notice hereof.
An Ordinance for appointing Commissioners of both Houses of Parliament to reside with the Scotts Army, for the better Carrying on of the War, and Managing of the Affairs of that Army, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
The Instructions for the Commissioners of both Houses of Parliament appointed to reside with the Scotts Army were this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence; and were in hæc verba;
WHereas, by several Treaties agreed between the Two Kingdoms, divers Things are to be performed and done by the joint Advice of both Kingdoms, or their Committees thereunto authorized, which cannot be so well transacted but by those upon the Place: You, or any Three of you, have therefore hereby full Power and Authority given you to go to the Scottish Army now in England; and to advise, debate and conclude, with our Brethren of Scotland, or such as shall be authorized by them thereunto, and, by joint Advice with them, to put in Execution all such Matters and Things concerning the well Ordering, Directing, and Disposal of the Forces brought in and employed by them for our Assistance, as shall be found requisite and needful, from time to time, for the Prosecution of this Cause, and the Ends expressed in the Covenant.
You are to acquaint them with the great Streights we are in for want of Money; and that whatsoever Failing of Payments, according to the Treaty, have been from hence, have not proceeded from any Want of Affection or Intention to make good our Engagements.
That there may be no Want of Provisions, and other Necessaries, for the Army, you are hereby authorized to send Warrants, under the Hands of you, or any Three of you, to the Counties of Hereford, Monmouth, Worcester, Glamorgan, or any other Counties where the Scotts Armies shall march, or adjacent Counties, as you shall think fit, for the furnishing Provisions, and other Necessaries, for that Army.
And you are to call to your Assistance, and to name and authorize, such Gentlemen and others in the aforesaid Counties, and such other Counties where that Army shall march, as you shall think sit, to be such Committees, for the better Putting of this Instruction in due Execution: And the Committees in the said several Counties are hereby required to be, from time to time, aiding and assisting to you herein.
You are to endeavour, That all Provisions, or other Necessaries, provided by your Care, be so ordered, that Account may be made what is taken; and that the said Provisions may be discounted upon the Pay of the said Army.
Sir Robert Harley is appointed to go to the Lords, and desire them, That the Members of the Lords House, that are appointed to join with a Committee of this House for preparing Instructions to the Commissioners that are to go into Scotland, may meet this Afternoon.
Sir Robert Harley brings Answer from the Lords, That they do agree, That the Members of their House, that are of the Committee appointed to prepare Instructions for the Commissioners that are to go into Scotland, shall meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee of the Revenue do pay unto the Commissioners of both Houses, that are appointed to go to the Parliament of Scotland, or such as they shall appoint to receive the same, the Sum of Five hundred Pounds, in Hand, by way of Imprest; and that the said Commissioners shall have Credit for the like Sum of Five hundred Pounds more there, upon Account, to be paid again by the said Committee of the Revenue; for and towards the Charges and Expences of the said Commissioners, and of their Servants and Attendants, during this Employment.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee of the Revenue do forthwith pay unto Mr. Marshall and Mr. Stronge, or such as they shall appoint to receive the same, the Sum of One hundred Pounds, by way of Imprest, to either of them, Fifty Pounds; for the Providing of Horses, and other necessary Accommodations, for them in their Journey.
Ordered, &c, That the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall do forthwith pay unto the Commissioners appointed to reside with the Scotts Army, or such as they shall appoint to receive the same, the Sum of Five hundred Pounds, in Hand, by way of Imprest; for and towards the Charges and Expences of them, and their Servants and Attendants in this Service.
Ordered, &c. That the Reports from the Committee of the Revenue, and the Reports, concerning Compositions with Delinquents for Discharge of their Sequestrations, from the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, be made on Saturday Morning: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind hereof.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Salway be desired to go along with the Commissioners of the Parliament that are appointed to reside with the Scotts Army: And that the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall do forthwith pay unto him, or such as he shall appoint to receive the same, the Sum of Fifty Pounds, by way of Imprest, for the Provision of Horses, and other necessary Accommodations, for him in his Journey.
The Lords have received this Paper from the Commissioners of the Parliament of Scotland: They agree to the Petition of John Langston and John Baldwyn, and to the Ordinance made upon it; and desire your Concurrence therein.
An Ordinance for appointing John Reynolds, DeputyClerk of the Hanaper, to execute the Place of Clerk of the Hanaper, during the Pleasure of both Houses of Parliament; and for allowing him Eighteen-pence per diem, and Fifty Pounds per Annum, for his Pains in executing the said Office; he paying and answering all the Residue of the Fees, Issues, Allowances, and Profits, of the said Office to the Commonwealth; was this Day read; and passed, upon the Question; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance, requiring the Payment of all Monies remaining in any of the Cursitors Hands, and due to the late Lord Keeper, from the Time of his Departure from the Parliament, upon any finable Writs, into the Hanaper, for the Use of the Commonwealth, was this Day read; and passed, upon the Question; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Lisle reports the Ordinance for granting Four thousand Pounds to the Lord Wharton, out of the Estate of the Heir of Sir Wm. Savill a Ward: Which was read; and, upon the Question, passed: And Mr. Lisle is appointed to carry this Ordinance up unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance for constituting Sir Henry Vane junior, Knight, to be Treasurer of the Marine Causes; and for passing a Grant of the same Office, and the Profits thereof, to him, under the Great Seal; was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee at HaberdashersHall do, upon the Credit of the Ordinance for granting Four thousand Pounds to the Lord Wharton, out of the Estate to the Heir of Sir Wm. Savill, forthwith lend and furnish to the said Lord Wharton, or his Assigns, the Sum of Two thousand Pounds, for Supply of his present Necessities, to be repaid out of the first Monies that shall arise to the said Lord Wharton by virtue of the said Ordinance.
Ordered, &c. That the boarded Masque-House at Whithall, the Masque-House at St. James', and the Courts of Guard, be forthwith pulled down, and sold away; and that the Proceed thereof shall be employed towards the Payment of the King's poor Servants Wages: And the Care hereof is especially referred to the Committee of the Revenue: And Mr. Rouse is to take care of it.
Ordered, &c. That the mere Irish Rebels that are amongst the Prisoners sent up by Sir Thomas Fairefaxe from Naseby-Field, shall be committed to safe Custody, and sent to Newgate, or any other Prison, where the Committee for Prisoners shall think fit.
Ordered, &c. That the Soldiers formerly transported by Sir Arthur Loftus for the Service of Ireland, who deserted the Service of the Parliament there, and joined with the Rebels, and returned into England by a Pass from the Marquis of Ormond, shall be proceeded against according to Martial Law.
Ordered, &c. That Power is hereby given to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Irish Affairs, to send away those Soldiers that are already listed out of the Prisoners to go for Ireland unto Munster: And it is recommended to the Committee of the Admiralty, to accommodate them with Shipping and Convoy: And that the said Committee shall have Power to write to Sir Tho. Fairefaxe, to know what other Prisoners, amongst those now taken in the West, may be fit to be employed in the Service.
Ordered, &c, That the Committee for Prisoners shall have Power to receive the Monies due to the State upon forfeited Bonds, taken for the Enlargement of Prisoners; to be employed for the Maintenance of the common Soldiers sent up Prisoners by Sir Thomas Fairefax from Naseby-Field.
Ordered, &c. That the Northern-Committee, where Sir Thomas Widdrington has the Chair, shall be discharged of the Reference of the Petitions and Papers in Mr. Blackeston's Hands; the said Petitions and Papers reflecting upon some Members of this House, and have not yet been read in the House.
Ordered, &c. That the Members of this House, that are of the Committee for preparing Instructions for the Commissioners that are appointed to go into Scotland, do meet with the Committee of Lords appointed to this Purpose, this Afternoon at Three of Clock: And it is referred to this Committee, to consider of the Papers, sent from the Parliament of Scotland, of February last; and, upon ... sideration of them, and upon Conference and Consultation with Sir Wm. Armyn, and Mr. Rich. Barwis, Commissioners of both Houses, lately returned, and upon such Letters and Papers as shall be offered by them to this Committee, to consider of, and prepare such further Instructions as they shall find necessary for the said Commissioners; and to prepare them to the House.
An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons, in Parliament, for the nominating, appointing, and authorising, and Edward Lord Mountague, Sir John Corbett Baronet, Humphry Sallway Esquire, Colonel Wm. Purefoy, and Edward Baynton Esquire, to be Committees and Commissioners of both Houses to be sent to, and reside with, the Army of our Brethren of Scotland now in this Kingdom.
WHereas, by several Treaties agreed between the Two Kingdoms, divers Things are to be performed and done by the joint Advice of both Kingdoms, or their Commissioners thereunto authorized, which cannot be so well contracted but by those upon the Place, especially in the Armies: It is thereby Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That, and Edw. Lord Mountagu, Sir John Corbett Baronet, Humphry Salway Esquire, Col. Wm. Purefoy, and Edward Baynton Esquire, be authorized and appointed Committees and Commissioners of and from both Houses of Parliament, to reside in the Army of our Brethren of Scotland now in this Kingdom, to transact with the Committees or Commissioners thereunto appointed by the Kingdom of Scotland, all Matters and Things, concerning the well Ordering, Directing, and Disposing of the said Forces, according to such other Instructions as they shall, from time to time, receive from both Houses of Parliament; and to contract all other Matters and Things, according to the several Instructions herewith given, and hereafter to be given: And the said Committees or Commissioners, without the special Licence of that House whereof they are Members, are required to be attendant in the Execution hereof; and, for their so doing, they shall be warranted, justified, secured, and saved harmless, by the Authority and Power of both Houses of Parliament.