Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 5, 1646-1648. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Veneris, 26 Martii, 1647.
THE humble Petition of Major Alexander Tulidah, was this Day read: And
It is Resolved, &c. That the Business concerning Major Alexander Tulidah, now in Custody under the Serjeant, be referred to the Examination of the Committee following: And that, in the mean time, the said Major Tulidah be bailed: And the said Major Tulidah is to attend the said Committee.
Mr. Swynfen, Sir John Hippesly, Sir Wm. Waller, Sir Thomas Dacres, Sir John Maynard, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Morley, Mr. Drake, Mr. Nicoll, Mr. Edward Stephens, Mr. Challoner, Mr. Dove, Colonel Birch, Sir Henry Mildmay, Colonel Ven, Mr. Bainton, Sir Henry Vane, Alderman Pennyngton, Mr. Gourdon, Mr. Packer, Alderman Atkyn, Sir Ralph Aston, Mr. Clive, Mr. Stoughton, Mr. Law. Whittacre, Mr. Walker, Mr. Holiand, Mr. Recorder, Sir Wm. Allenson, Mr. Wheeler, or any Five of them are to meet upon it this Afternoon, in the Inner Court of Wards; and so de die in diem, till they have dispatched: And are to report with all Speed: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records.
The humble Petition of such whose Names are subscribed, in Behalf of themselves, and about Three hundred more, was this Day read.
The humble Petition of many distressed Officers Wives, and Officers Widows, and Soldiers, who have long attended this honourable House, whose Names are underwritten, was this Day read. And
It is Ordered, That these Petitions be referred to the Consideration of the Committee that usually sits in the Military Yard.
It is further Ordered, That, on Tuesday come Sevennight, the first Business, and nothing to intervene, the Instructions, now in the Hands of a Sub Committee, for the taking and regulating the Accompts of Soldiers, be reported to the House, and taken into Consideration.
Yorkshire, &c. Sequestrations.
An Ordinance for enabling the several and respective Committees, in the several Counties of Yorkshire, Bishoprick of Duresme, Northumberland, Cumberland, and Westmerland, to act in the Ordinances of Sequestrations, was this Day read the First time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Robinson is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Edward Baynton, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Whitchcott be continued Governor of the Castle of Windsore.
Forces for Ireland.
Ordered, That, in case the Lords that are of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland at Derby House, shall not meet this Afternoon, that, notwithstanding, the Members of this House that are of that Committee do, To-morrow, make Report of the Dispatch of some Members of that Committee to the General and Army, concerning the Forces of the said Army, that are designed by the Vote of this House for Ireland.
Mr. Pierpoint reported Articles of Agreement between the Committee of Lords and Commons at Derby House, for the Affairs of Ireland, and Colonel John Birch, for a Regiment of Foot, consisting of a Thousand Soldiers, besides Officers, to be transported, for the Service of the Kingdom of Ireland.
He further reported, An Agreement between the said Committee, and the said Colonel John Birch, for the having ready to be transported for the said Service, Two Troops of Horse, consisting of One hundred in a Troop, besides Officers.
The which were read.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Samuell Moore be appointed Governor of the Castle of Hereford.
Forces for Ireland.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the Sum of Six thousand Seven hundred and Forty Pounds be charged upon the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, in Course, to be Two Months Pay of Arrears, and a Month's Advance, for the Thousand Foot, besides Officers, and Two Troops of Horse, consisting of an Hundred each, besides Officers, agreed and contracted for, between the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Affairs of Ireland, and Colonel John Birch, to be transported into Ireland, for the Service of that Kingdom: And that the Committee of the County of Hereford do, upon a Muster of the said Forces by the said Committee, pay and advance the said Three Months Pay to the said Soldiers, and receive the same, when in Course it shall become due, at Goldsmiths Hall: And the Acquittance of the said Committee, or such as they shall appoint to receive the same, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, for the Payment of the said Sum of Six thousand Seven hundred and Forty Pounds, as it shall grow due in Course accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Whereas Colonel John Birch hath contracted and agreed with the Committee of Lords and Commons at Derby House, for the Affairs of Ireland, That he will have ready Two Troops of Horse, consisting of One hundred in a Troop, besides Officers, for the Service of Ireland; which shall be at Chester, or such other Port as they shall be directed unto, at the same time when his Regiment of Foot shall be there: It is Ordered, in further Pursuance of the said Agreement, That there be a Month's Pay given unto him, or to whom he shall appoint to receive the same, for the said Horse, within Three Months after their Transportation.
Ordered, upon the Question, That the Months Pay ordered to be given unto Colonel John Birch, Three Months after the Transportation of Two Troops of Horse, consisting of One hundred in each Troop, besides Officers, undertaken by him, to the Committee for Ireland at Derby House, to be transported into Ireland, for the Service of that Kingdom, be charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, in Course, with Interest, payable every Six Months, at the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. for so long time as the said Sum, or any Part thereof, shall be forborne.
Colonel Birch is appointed to bring in an Ordinance to this Purpose.
The Consideration of the Garison of Newcastle, and Tynmouth Castle, is respited till this Business of Horse be settled.
Ordered, That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds be paid unto Major Samuell Birch, or such as he shall appoint to receive the same; and be accounted in Part of the Arrears due unto him, upon his Entertainment in the Service of the Parliament: And that this Sum of Five hundred Pounds be charged upon the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, and paid by the Treasurers there in Course: And that the Acquittance of the said Major Samuel Birch shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Treasurers, for the Payment of the said Sum of Five hundred Pounds, accordingly.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Robinson carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for enabling the Committees, named in the Ordinance for the Northern Association, to act in the Business of Sequestrations: And was to put the Lords in mind of the Vote, formerly sent from this House, touching the discharging the Scotts Army in Ireland.
Mr. Robinson brought Answer, that the Lords will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Scawen reports from the Committee of the Army, according to several Orders of this House; first, A List of the General Officers, Colonels, Lieutenant Colonels, Majors, and Captains, both of Horse and Foot, in the Army under the Command of his Excellency Sir Thomas Fairfax.
2. An Estimate of the Pay of the Army under the Command of his Excellency Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight, for Twenty-eight Days, according to a late Muster; which amounts to, besides Contingencies, Forty-six thousand Seven hundred Fifty-six Pounds Sixteen Shillings, Three-pence.
3. An Estimate of what Monies hath been received by the Treasurers at War, for the Army under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax, from March Twenty-eighth, 1645, to the First of March 1646, exclusive: The total Sum whereof amounts to One million One hundred Eighteen thousand Five hundred Fifty-one Pounds Nineteen Shillings Two-pence.
An Estimate of what Monies hath been paid by the Treasurers at War, from the Twenty-eighth of March 1645, to the First of March 1646, inclusive: The Total whereof, with the Sum of Eight thousand Four hundred Thirty-six Pounds Five Shillings Eleven-pence, remaining in Cath to Balance, amounts to One million One hundred Eighteen thousand Five hundred Fifty-one Pounds Nineteen Shillings Two-pence.
4. An Estimate of the Arrears due to the Horse and Dragoons, in the Army under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairefax, from the first new Modelling thereof, until the First of February 1646.
An Estimate of the Arrears due to the Foot, Train, &c. in the Army under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax, from the first new Modelling thereof, until the First of February 1646: By which it appears, that the Horse and Dragoons are Forty-three Weeks pay in Arrear, estimated at Two hundred Fifty-two thousand Seven hundred and Fifty Pounds; that the Foot, and Train, &c. are Eighteen Weeks Pay in Arrear, estimated at Seventy-eight thousand Two hundred and Fifty Pounds; in all, Three hundred Thirty-one thousand Pounds; besides what is due to Colonel Rosseter's Regiment; and what is respited to the whole Army upon Publick Faith.
5. A brief State of the Assessments imposed for Payment of the Army under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax, upon the several Counties, unto the Two-and-twentieth of February, 1646: By which it appears, that the Sums imposed upon the said Counties amounts, in the Total, for a Month, to the Sum of Fifty-three thousand Four hundred Thirty-six Pounds Six-pence Three Farthings; for Twenty Months, in the Total, to the Sum of One million Sixty-eight thousand Seven hundred Twenty Pounds Eleven Shillings Three-pence: Whereof received, the Sum of Seven hundred Fifty-eight thousand Three hundred Fiftynine Pounds Fifteen Shillings and One Peny; in Arrear, the Sum of Three hundred Ten thousand Three hundred Sixty Pounds Sixteen Shillings Two-pence: Whereof Seven thousand and Seventy Pounds is paid to Plymouth, by the Committee of Kent.
The which several and particular Estimates were all read.
Ordered, That, To-morrow, the House proceed in the Consideration of the Affairs of Ireland, according to former Orders: And that, on Monday next, the House do proceed in the Business concerning the Horse that are to be kept up in the Kingdom.