Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 7, 1644. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Lunæ, 17 die Februarii.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Harris and Mansfield, about Glassmaking.
Upon reading the Petition of Edmond Harris: It is Ordered, That the Business between him and Sir Robert Mansfeild, concerning the sole making of Glass, shall be heard on Wednesday Morning next, by Counsel on both Sides; Sir Rob't Maunsell to have Notice hereof.
Proctor, for addressing a Bill in the Exchequer, "To Ld. Cottington and Sir E. Hyde."
Richard Proctor was called in, to know why he set his Name to a Bill in the Exchequer, intituled, "To Francis Lord Cottington Lord Treasurer of England, and Sir Edward Hyde Chancellor of the Exchequer."
All Bills to be addressed to the Barons.
Alston freed from an Arrest.
Ordered, That Peter Alston, a Prisoner in Newgate, who alledges he is a Gentleman of the Company of Colonel Martyn's Regiment, shall be released of his Imprisonment, when he hath (fn. 1) made it appear that he is one of the Company of Colonel Martyn's Regiment, in the Service of the Parliament.
Message to the H. C. about treating with the Swedish Agent;
and with an Order to pardon the Prisoners at North'ton.
Message from the H. C. that they agree to the Ordinance for Sir T. Fairfax to command the Army;
and with Two for Concurrence.
Ld. Wharton excused.
Letter from the Commissioners for the Treaty, with Papers concerning the Militia.
"We have treated these Two Days upon the Militia, in a Second Turn; have received and delivered divers Papers, which we herewith have sent you. We desire your Directions so soon as you shall think convenient, which shall be carefully observed by
King's Commissioners desire to be satisfied, why the Nomination of the Militia of England should be in the Two Houses.
"If your Lordships are not satisfied with the Paper delivered to your Lordships by us on the 6th of February, concerning the Militia, as far as the same concerns this Kingdom; we desire, according to your Lordships Offer in your First and Second Paper delivered to us the Sixth of February, that your Lordships will satisfy us of the Reasonableness of your Demands; and that the nominating of the Persons ought to be by the Two Houses only, and that the Time ought not to be limited.
Parliament's Commissioners desire an Answer to their Propositions about the Militia of both Kingdoms.
"By your Lordships Paper received this Day, we apprehend your Desire to proceed in the Treaty upon the Propositions for the Militia, as far as the same concerns this Kingdom, without any Mention of the Kingdom of Scotland; in Answer whereunto, we refer your Lordships to a former Paper of the 6th of February Instant, whereby we desired your full and clear Answer to our Propositions for the Militia of both Kingdoms, in Order as we have delivered them, and as they do relate to both Kingdoms; and that we could not treat upon your Lordships Answer, which divides them. We still insist on that Paper; and when your Lordships shall be pleased to give an Answer thereunto, we shall be ready to clear any Doubts which may remain with your Lordships.
King's Commissioners desire to know, what Authority the Scots Commissioners are to have, concerning the Militia of England.
"We desire to know what Authority the Commissioners nominated by the Estates of the Parliament of Scotland are to have in the Militia of this Kingdom; and what Influence the Orders and Advice from the Estates of the Parliament there shall have upon this Kingdom, and how far the same is to be consented or submitted to here.
Parliament's Commissioners will give a Conference about it, if requisite.
"Your Lordships Desire, expressed in your Second Paper this Day, may be fully satisfied by the Propositions concerning the Militia, where the Authority of the Commissioners to be nominated is clearly expressed, both in Case of several and of joint Concernment of the Kingdoms; and if, upon Perusal thereof, any Doubts shall occur to your Lordships, we are ready by Conference to clear the same.
King's Commissioners are not satisfied, that all the Persons in the Militia should be nominated by both Houses, and the Time unlimited.
"We desire to proceed in the Treaty upon the Propositions for the Militia as the same concerns both Kingdoms jointly, as well as either of them severally; neither is the contrary expressed (as we conceive) in the Paper delivered by us to your Lordships this Day; but we cannot reasonably answer to them, as they concern One or both Kingdoms, before we receive Satisfaction from your Lordships of the Reasonableness of your Demands, which your Lordships were pleased to promise us by Two of your Papers of the 6th of February, and which we again desire of your Lordships, concerning the Persons and the Time; conceiving it unreasonable, that all the Persons should be nominated only by the Two Houses, and that the Time should be unlimited,
Parliament's Commissioners desire the Answer to their Propositions may include the Militia of both Kingdoms.
"We have formerly desired your Lordships Answer to the Propositions for the Militia, in Order as we delivered them, and as they do relate (fn. 2) to both Kingdoms, and not to give any Answer which shall divide them; yet we observe, in the Matter of your Lordships Third Paper Yesterday received, that you desire Satisfaction in the Particulars there mentioned, as the same concern the Kingdom of England only, in Pursuance of a former Paper, given in by your Lordships the 6th of February: We therefore again desire, as formerly, that such Answer as your Lordships shall think fit to make to our Propositions concerning the Militia may be applied to both Kingdoms jointly; and then we shall be ready, by Conference, to clear any Objections, which your Lordships shall make against the Reasonableness of our Demands.
Paper from the King's Commissioners, about the Admiralty of Scotland.
"We desire to know, whether your Lordships intend, by your Propositions concerning the settling of the Admiralty of Scotland by Act of Parliament, to alter the Inheritance of any Person, which is already settled by the Laws of that Kingdom.
Parliament's Commissioners Answer.
"To your Lordships Fourth Paper of the 14th of February, it is answered, That, by our Propositions for settling the Admiralty of Scotland by Act of Parliament, it is intended that the Admiralty and Forces at Sea, &c. shall be settled in such Manner as the Estates of Parliament there shall think fittest for the Safety and Security of that Kingdom; and as touching the Inheritance of any Person, which is already settled by the Laws of that Kingdom, the Estates of Parliament will do that which is agreeable to Justice.
King's Commissioners desire to know, what Authority the Scots Commissioners are to have, in settling the Army and Navy.
"We do not conceive that the Authority of the Commissioners of both Kingdoms, and in both Kingdoms, is clearly' expressed in your Lordships Proposition; and therefore we desire to be informed, whether your Lordships intend that the Commissioners of Scotland shall have any Power in the settling of all Forces by Sea and Land in this Kingdom, and, what Authority they shall have.
Parliament's Commissioners will give a Conference about it.
"We do conceive that the Authority of the Commissioners of both Kingdoms, and in both Kingdoms, is clearly expressed in our Propositions, by which it doth appear how they are to act, as several or as joint Commissioners; and if your Lordships shall propound any Objections against our Propositions concerning the Militia of both Kingdoms, we are ready, upon Conference, to give your Lordships Satisfaction.
King's Commissioners desire to know, what Power the Commissioners of both Kingdoms for preserving Peace are to have, and by what Law they are to proceed.
"We desire to know whether, in that Part of the Proposition wherein the Commissioners of both Kingdoms are appointed to meet as a joint Committee, and to receive Instructions, in the Intervals of Parliaments, from the Commissioners for the Preservation of the Public Peace, your Lordships mean the Commissioners to be nominated according to these Propositions, or the Commissioners intended by the Act of Pacification, or what other Commissioners; and what Jurisdiction you intend the said Commissioners of both Kingdoms shall have, by the Power given them to hear and determine all Differences that may occasion the Breach of the Articles of the Peace, according to the Treaty; and by what Law they shall proceed to hear and determine the same.
Parliament's Commissioners will give a Conference about it.
"We intend that the Commissioners are to be nominated according to the Propositions, and are to proceed in such Manner as is therein expressed; and if your Lordships shall make any Objections hereupon, we are ready by Conference to give you Satisfaction.
The Jurisdiction of the Commissioners for preserving Peace, to be settled by the Parliaments of both Kingdoms.
"For further Answer to your Lordships Second Paper, we conceive that the Matter of the Jurisdiction to be exercised by the Commissioners is expressed in the Proposition; and for the Manner of exercising that Jurisdiction, and by what Law they shall proceed to hear and determine, the same are to be settled by the Two Houses of the Parliament of England, and the Estates of the Parliament of Scotland, respectively.
King's Commissioners desire to know, whether there are any more Propositions about the Militia of both Kingdoms.
"We desire to know, whether the Papers delivered to us touching the Militia contain all your Lordships Propositions touching the Militia of England and Scotland; and, if they do not, that your Lordships will deliver the rest, that we may make our Answers upon the whole.
Parliament's Commissioners Answer.
"Whatsoever is contained in the Propositions concerning the Militia of England and Scotland is delivered in to your Lordships, except the Three and Twentieth Proposition, and the last Article in the Six and Twentieth Proposition, which are reserved for their proper Place.
King's Commissioners desire to be satisfied of the Reasonableness of the Propositions about the Militia of both Kingdoms.
"We desire that your Lordships will satisfy us of the Reasonableness of your Demands concerning the settling of the Militia of both Kingdoms; and that the nominating of the Persons ought to be by the Two Houses of Parliament; and the like for the Kingdom of Scotland; and that the Time ought not to be limited.
Parliament's Commissioners will give a Conference for that Purpose.
"Your Lordships Demand, in your Fourth Paper, being made concerning the Militia of both Kingdoms; we are ready, upon Conference, to give Satisfaction to what your Lordships shall object against the nominating of the Commissioners by the Two Houses of the Parliament of England, and the Estates of the Parliament of Scotland, respectively, or against the Time for the which the Militia is demanded in the Proposition.
King's Commissioners desire a full Answer in Writing, about what Authority the Scots Commissioners shall have, in settling the Navy and Army here; and what Jurisdiction the Commissioners for preserving Peace shall have, and by what Law they shall proceed.
"We desire to receive a perfect and full Answer from your Lordships to our First and Second Papers delivered by us this Morning to your Lordships; and whether your Lordships intend that the Commissioners of Scotland shall have any Power or Authority in the settling of all Forces by Sea and Land in this Kingdom, and what Authority they shall have; and whether the Advice or Orders of the Estates of the Parliament of Scotland shall have any Influence upon the Affairs of this Kingdom; or the Commissioners to be named according to these Propositions, otherwise than as the said Advice or Orders shall be approved and confirmed by the Two Houses of the Parliament of England; and what Jurisdiction you intend the Commissioners shall have, who are to determine all Differences that may occasion the Breach of the Articles of the Peace; and by what Law or Rule they shall proceed, try, and judge, in the Hearing and Determining the same: And it is more necessary for us to desire Satisfaction from your Lordships to those Particulars in Writing, since the Answer we shall give to your Lordships upon so much of your Propositions will very much depend upon our clear understanding your Lordships in these Particulars; it being agreed between us, that nothing shall be binding, or taken as agreed upon; but what shall be in Writing, on either Part.
Whether the Parliament's Commissioners can consent to a Limitation of Time concerning the Militia.
The Treaty to continue Twenty Days.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Treaty shall continue for Twenty Days, not including the First Thursday, nor the Three Sundays; and that the safe Conduct granted by both Houses be made accordingly, if it be necessary."
Order for 140 l. for Surgeons Chests, for Sir W. Waller's Army:
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, at Habberdashers Hall, do forthwith pay, into the Hands of Mr. Bell and Sir Arthur Haslerig, Seven score Pounds, to be employed, by Mr. Bell's Care, Part for the furnishing of the Chirurgeons Chests appointed to go with Sir William Waller into the West, and Part to be imprested to the said Chirurgeons, upon Accompt; and that after the said Chests are furnished, that Mr. Bell and the Master of the Company of Apothecaries do view the same."
Paper from the French Resident, requesting that the Treaty may be lengthened.
"The Joy which Their most Christian Majesties conceived at the Stablishment of a Conference, out of a Hope They had that this Declaration of Intentions would prove an Introduction to Peace, was followed by Their particular Order, that no good Office of Their Part should be omitted, which may invite the King and His Parliament to concur all They could, in whatsoever might equally remove all Diffidence, and restore and confirm the Tranquillity to a desolate Estate. But since that hitherto the Assembly seems to want the expected Success, perhaps for that the Time appointed was not of that Length which a Debate of this Importance requires; may it please you, that, complying with my Duty, before my Departure towards His Majesty of Greate Brittaine for the like good Office, I exhort you, in the Name of Their most Christian Majesties, to assent unto such a Prorogation of the Treaty begun, as may yield sufficient Leisure and Means unto the Deputies to bring forth, by their Industry, good Affection, and good Disposition of the King of Greate Brittaine and yours, the Fruit which was hoped for; following herein the Example of the Emperor, and of the Kings of France and Spaine, who do as willingly prorogue the Solemn Meeting at Munster for a Peace, as they give Way to a Continuation of War, chearing up, by these mutual Signs of Inclination, and by the Hope of an ensuing Peace, Their People amidst the Terror and Sufferings of War; and seeing the supreme Law is the Peoples Safety, they doubtless will purchase to themselves most Honour in the World, and Merits towards God, who shall have yielded most for the Public Good and Repose."
Thanks to be returned him.
Ordered, That the Speaker do give Thanks from this House to the French Agent, for his kind Expressions in this Paper; and to let him know, "That this House shall do what shall (fn. 3) stand with Justice, for the procuring of the Peace of the Kingdom."
(fn. 4) "An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for raising and maintaining of Forces, for the Defence of the Kingdom, under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight, who is hereby constituted and ordained Commander in Chief.
Ordinance for Sir T. Fairfax to command the Army, and for new modeling it.
"Be it Ordained, and it is Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That there be forthwith raised and formed, for the Defence of the King and Parliament, the true Protestant Religion, and the Laws and Liberties of the Kingdom, an Army, consisting of Six Thousand Six Hundred Horse to be distributed into Eleven Regiments, and of One Thousand Dragooners to be distributed into Ten Companies, and of Fourteen Thousand Four Hundred Foot to be distributed into Twelve Regiments, each Regiment of Foot to consist of Twelve Hundred, and each such Regiment to be distributed into, and to consist of, Ten Companies; which said Army shall be paid according to the Establishment hereafter to be made by both Houses of Parliament, and shall be under the immediate Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight, who is hereby constituted and ordained Commander in Chief of all the Forces raised, or intended to be maintained, by virtue of this present Ordinance; and shall, from Time to Time, be subject to such Orders and Directions as he shall receive from both Houses of Parliament, of from the Committee of both Kingdoms: And it is likewise Ordained, That Colonel Philip Skippon shall be Serjeant Major General of all the Forces aforesaid.
"And it is further Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, That the several Sums hereafter herein mentioned shall, from the First Day of February, One Thousand Six Hundred Forty-four, be taxed, levied, and paid, for the Maintenance and Payment of the said Army, and Charges incident, in Manner and Form following; videlicet,
"And that the said several Sums of Money may be duly taxed, levied, and paid, as is hereafter directed, be it further Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, That the several and respective Committees hereby appointed, for the several and respective Cities, Counties, and Places aforesaid, shall, within Eight Days next ensuing the Publication hereof, meet together, at some convenient Place, in every of the said Cities, Counties, and Places, respectively, and afterwards Seven of them at the least shall, Twice in every Week at the least, meet at such convenient Places as they shall think fit and appoint, for the more speedy Execution of this Ordinance; and the said respective Committees are hereby required and authorized, at the Days and Places of their First Meetings, to divide and apportion the several Sums of Money, appointed by this Ordinance to be levied for the Maintenance of the said Army, upon the several and respective Wards, Divisions, Hundreds, Lathes, and Wapentakes, within the several Cities, Counties, and Places aforesaid, according to the usual Proportions and Divisions of Rates in the said Places; and likewise shall and may there agree to divide and sever themselves, for the better Execution of this Ordinance, into such Wards, Hundreds, Places, and Divisions, within their respective Cities, Counties, and Places, as to them shall seem expedient, and to take to their Assistance, for the more speedy Execution of the said Service in their several Divisions, such able and sufficient Persons as they shall think fit, and to assemble and meet as often as to them shall seem good; and forthwith the said Committees, or any Two or more of them respectively, are hereby authorized and required to direct their Warrants to such Number of Persons as they shall think fit, within their several and respective Divisions, to be Assessors of the said Rates, which said Persons are hereby authorized and required to assess all and every Person and Persons, having any Real or Personal Estate within the Limits, Circuits, and Bounds of their respective Divisions, according to the Rate and Proportion in this Ordinance mentioned.
"And be it further Ordained, That the several and respective Committees, in each of the several Counties, Cities, and Places, shall have Power to assess and levy the several Sums beforementioned, upon the Lands, Goods, Annuities, Rents, Offices, or other Estate, Real or Personal, in such Manner and Form, and according to the most equal and usual Rates for levying of Money, for Maintenance of the Forces, for the Defence of the King and Parliament; or by a certain Rate upon the true Yearly Values of Lands, Rents, Annuities, Offices, Hereditaments; and according to the true Value of Goods, Chattels, Debts, or other Estate Real or Personal, within the said several Counties, Cities, Limits, or Places respectively: And to the End the said Rates be equally and indifferently assessed, and the Monies duly collected, and true Accompt thereof made, the said Assessors are hereby required, within Six Days after such Assessment made, to deliver One Copy of their respective Assessments, fairly written, and subscribed by them, unto the said respective Committees; and the said respective Committees are hereby ordained and required to sign and seal Three Duplicates of the said respective Assessments; whereof One Duplicate the said respective Committees are to deliver to the respective Collectors, with Warrant to them to collect the said Assessments; and One other Duplicate to such Person or Persons as the Houses of Parliament shall afterwards appoint for the receiving of the Monies to be levied by virtue of this Ordinance; and the Third Duplicate unto the Committee of the Accompts of the Kingdom, who are hereby authorized to administer an Oath to the Person that shall bring the said Duplicates to the Committee for the Accompts, as hath been accustomed in the Court of Exchequer in Case of the Estreats of Subsidies: And the said several Committees, or any Two of them, are hereby respectively authorized, from Time to Time, to nominate One or more sufficient and honest Persons in every Division or Alottment, to be Collectors of the said Monies so assessed and rated, which said Collectors are hereby authorized and required to collect the said Monies so assessed; and the said Committee, or any Six of them, are hereby authorized to allow and pay, to the said respective Collectors, and their Sub-collectors, One Penny apiece in the Pound, for their Pains in collecting the said Monies; and One Half-penny in the Pound to their Clerks, for their Pains in fair-writing the said Assessments; and if any Person shall refuse or neglect to pay any Sum of Money whereat he shall be rated or assessed, that then it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Collectors, or any of them, to levy the Sum so assessed, by Distress and Sale of the Goods of such Person so refusing or neglecting to pay, deducting the Sum assessed, and the reasonable Charges of distraining, and restore the Overplus to the Owner thereof; and to break open any House, Chest, Trunk, Box, or other Thing, where any such Goods are; and to call to their Assistance any of the Trained Bands, or any other Forces, within the Cities, Counties, or Places, where any Resistance shall be made, or any other Person or Persons whatsoever, which said Forces and Persons are hereby required to be aiding and assisting in the Premises, as they shall answer the contrary at their Perils; and if any Question or Difference happen, upon the taking of such Distress, between the Parties distrained and distraining, the same shall be ended and determined by the said Committees, or any Two or more of them; and the said several Committees, or any Two or more of them, are hereby authorized to use such other lawful Ways or Means, for the speedy levying of the said Assesments, as to them shall be thought fit; and if any Person or Persons shall neglect or refuse to pay his Assessment, and convey his or their Goods, or other Personal Estate, whereby the Sum of Money so assessed cannot be levied according to this Ordinance, then the said respective Committees, or any Two or more of them, are hereby authorized to imprison the Persons, and sequester the Estate, of every such Person, for the Advancement of the said Service; and the Tenants of all Houses and Lands, which shall be rated by virtue of this Ordinance, are hereby required and authorized to pay such Sums of Money as shall be rated upon such House and Lands, and to deduct out of their Rents so much of the said Rates as, in respect of the Rents of every such House and Lands, the Landlords should or ought to pay and bear; and the Landlords, both mediate and immediate, according to their respective Interest, are hereby required to allow such Deductions and Payments, upon the Receipt of the Residue of their Rents: And be it Provided, That every Tenant, paying the said Assessment, shall be acquitted and discharged for so much Money as the said Assessment shall amount unto, as if the same had been actually paid unto such Person or Persons unto whom his Rents should have been due and payable: Provided also, and be it Ordained, That all Fee Farm Rents due to His Majesty, all Rents, and other Sums, reserved by the Court of Wards, out of any Wards, Infants, or Lunatics Estates, and all other Manner of Rents, Payments, and Sums of Money, and all Annuities issuing out of any Lands within any City or County, shall be liable towards the Payment of any Sum by this Ordinance to be taxed and levied; and all the Tenants of any Fee Farm Rent, other Rents, Sums of Money or Annuities, as aforesaid, are hereby directed and authorized to pay them proportionably, according to the Rates and Assessments by this Ordinance appointed and ordained; and all such Tenants shall be hereby saved and kept harmless, by Authority of both Houses of Parliament, from any further Payment of such Proportion of any such Rent, Rents, Sums, or Annuities, either to the Exchequer, to the Committee of the Revenue, to the Court of Wards, or to any other Person or Persons, to whom any such Rent, Rents, Payments, Sums of Money, or Annuities, as aforesaid, shall or ought to be paid, to all Intents and Purposes whatsoever, as fully and as amply as if they had paid the same into the Exchequer, to the Committee of the Revenue, the Court of Wards, or to any Person or Persons to whom the same is reserved and become due: And if any Difference shall arise, between Landlord and Tenant, or any other, concerning the said Rates, the said several Committees, or any Two or more of them, in their several Divisions, have hereby Power to settle the same, as they shall think fit. And it is further Ordained, That if any Person or Persons shall find him or themselves aggrieved, that he or they is or are over-rated, and shall, within Six Days after Demand made, complain to the Committees who signed or allowed his or their Assessment, the major Part of the said Committees shall have Power, upon Examination, within Eight Days after Demand as aforesaid, to relieve such Person or Persons, as they shall see Cause; and the said Collectors, and every of them, are hereby required, from Time to Time, to pay such Sum and Sums of Money as shall be by them collected by virtue of this Ordinance, to such Person or Persons as the Houses of Parliament shall afterwards appoint for the receiving of the Monies to be levied by virtue of this Ordinance.
"And be it further Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, That if any Person or Persons shall wilfully neglect or refuse to perform his Duty, in the due and speedy Execution of this present Ordinance, the said respective Committees, or any Five or more of them, have hereby Power to impose upon such Person or Persons, so refusing or neglecting their Duties, such Fine or Fines as to them shall be thought fit, and cause the same to be levied by Distress and Sale of Goods, in Manner and Form aforesaid: Provided, That no Fine to be imposed by any of the said Committees shall, for any One Offence, exceed the Sum of Twenty Pounds, to be paid for the Forces raised by virtue of this Ordinance; and that no Fine to be imposed upon any Assessor, Collector, or other Person, to be employed by the said Committees in the said Service, shall, for any Offence, exceed the Sum of Forty Shillings; and that no Privileged Place or Person, within the Cities, Counties, and Places aforesaid, shall be exempted from the said Assessments and Taxes.
"And be it further Ordained, That the said several and respective Committes, and every of them, shall from Time to Time give a true and perfect Account of all their Doings and Proceedings in the Execution of this Ordinance, to the Two Houses of Parliament, or to such Persons as they shall appoint.
"And, be it further Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, That every Captain both of Horse and Foot, and every other inferior and superior Officer, or other, in the said Army, whose Pay comes to Ten Shillings a Day or above, shall take but Half the Pay due to him, and shall respite the other Half upon the Public Faith, until these unnatural Wars be ended; and every Officer or other, that is to have Five Shillings a Day or above, and under Ten Shillings, shall accept of Two Thirds of the Pay due to him, and shall respite One Third Part upon the Public Faith, until these unnatural Wars shall be ended; and when there is Three Months Pay due to any of them, or more, a Certificate thereof, from such Person or Persons as the Houses of Parliament shall afterwards appoint for the receiving of the Monies to be levied by virtue of this Ordinance, shall be sufficient to demand the said Monies owing upon the Public Faith as aforesaid.
"Provided always, That such Rates and Assessments that shall be made, by virtue of this Ordinance, upon any Peers, Members, Assistants or Attendants upon either of the Houses of Parliament, for any Rate or Tax made within the Cities of London or Westminster, or Lines of Communication, shall, before the same be levied, be presented to the respective Houses where any Peer, Members, Assistants, or Attendants, shall be concerned therein respectively, and by such respective House allowed and approved of; any Thing in this Ordinance to the contrary notwithstanding.
"And it is further Ordained, That the Persons hereafter named, respectively, shall be Committees for the several and respective Cities, Counties and Places, hereafter mentioned, to put this Ordinance in Execution, in the several and respective Counties, Cities, and Places, for which they are hereby respectively appointed Committees; videlicet,
For the County of Bedford.
"Sir Beauchamp Saint John, Sir John Burgoyn Baronet, Sir Thomas Alston Knight and Baronet, Sir Oliver Luke Knight, Sir Samuel Luke, Sir John Rolt, Sir Roger Burgoyn, Sir William Boteler, and Sir John Thomson, Knights, Thomas Rolt, Thomas Sadler, James Beverley, Lewis Monox, Edward Osborn, Robert Stanton, Samuel Brown, Onslow Winch, John Harvey, and Edward Cater, Esquires, Humphrey Monox, William Duncomb, John Vaux, Humphrey Fish, and John Neal, Esquires.
For the County of Northampton.
"Lord Fitz Williams, Edward Farmer Esquire High Sheriff of the said County, Sir John Dreydon, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Knights, John Crew, Zouch Tate, Esquires, Sir Rowland Saint John Knight of the Bath, Sir John Norwich, Sir Edward Nichols, Baronets, Sir Rich. Samuel, Sir Humphrey Orm, Knights, John Barnard, Edward Harby, Richard Samuel, Robert Mildmay, John Bretton, John Norton, John Claypole, John Thornton, Thomas Pentloe, Richard Ousley, and Thomas Elms, Esquires.
For the City of London.
"Thomas Atkin Lord Mayor, Sir Nicholas Rainton Knight and Alderman, Isaac Pennington Alderman and Lieutenant of The Tower, Sir John Wollaston, Sir John Cordall, Sir Thomas Soam, Sir John Gayre, Sir Jacob Garrard, Knights and Aldermen, Thomas Adams, John Warner, Aldermen, Samuel Vassall, John Venn, Esquires.
"Sir Edward Boys, John Boys of Fretvill Esquire, John Boys of Wingham, Sir William Strickland, Sir Edward Monins, Sir James Oxenden, Knights, Henry Oxenden Esquire, Sir Thomas Peirce, John Dixwell, Colonel Henry Honywood, Sir Richard Hardres, Alderman Sabine, Robert Hales Esquire, Sir Thomas Godfrey, Sir Michael Livesey, Colonel William Kenwrick, Master Bix, Captain Humphrey Scot, Captain Plummer Senior, Captain Thomas Plummer Junior, Sir Edward Scot, Mr. Robert Scot, Sir John Honywood, Captain Thomas Westrow, Captain Thomas Brodnax, Sir Henry Heyman, Sir Peter Godfrey, Lambert Godfrey, Richard Brown, Colonel John Brown, Sir Jo. Sedley, the Mayor of Rochester for the Time being, the Mayor of Maidstone for the Time being, Sir John Rivers, Sir Henry Tuston, Sir Isaac Sedley, Captain Augustine Skinner, Captain Richard Beal, Captain Richard Lee, Master George Newman, Sir John Rayny, Sir Nicholas Miller, William James, William Skinner, Esquires, Sir Thomas Walsingham, Sir Anthony Weldon, Mr. Thomas Blunt, Master Thomas Seyliard, Mr. Thomas Francklin, Mr. William Boothby, Mr. John Twisleton, Captain and Thomas Seyliard.
For the City and County of the City of Canterbury.
Committees of Warwicksbire and of Coventry.
"Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir William Bolestrode, Sir Richard Sheffington, Master William Jesson, Godfrey Bossevile, William Purefoy, John Barker, John Haleg, William Colemore, Thomas Willoughby, Thomas Boughton, Anthony Staughton, Esquires, Gamaliel Purefoy, George Abbot, Waldine Willington, Thomas Bassenet, and Robert Wilcox, Esquires.
County of Cambridge.
"Sir Dudley North, Sir John Cutts, Sir Miles Sandys Junior, Sir James Reynolds, Doctor Eden, Oliver Cromwell, James Reynolds, Francis Russell, Thomas Symonds, Thomas Duckett, Robert Castle, Michael Dalton Senior, Michael Dalton Junior, Killiphct Russell, Talbot Pepys, Thomas Parker, Dudley Pope, Thomas Bendish, Esquires, Robert Clerk, John Welbore, Edward Clench, Edward Leeds, James Tomson, William Janes, John Chennery, John Baven.
For the Town of Cambridge.
Isle of Ely.
"Sir Miles Sandes Junior, Sir Edward Partridge, Oliver Cromwell, George Glapthorne, John Hubbert, and William March, Esquires, Richard Stone Doctor of Physic, Thomas Castle, and Tristrum Diamond, Gentlemen.
"Sir George Greseley and Sir John Curson, Knights and Baronets, Sir John Gell, and Sir Edward Cook, Baronets, Sir Edward Leich, Sir John Cook, and Sir Samuel Sleigh, Knights, Ralf Clark, Rowland Moremood, John Monday, Rand. Ashenhurst, Henry Wigfall, John Wigley, and Robert Eure, Esquires, Thomas Sanders, George Pool, and Edward Charleton, Gentlemen.
(fn. 5) Derby.
Committees for the County of Essex.
"Sir John Barrington Knight and Baronet, Sir Harbottle Grimstone Knight and Baronet, Sir William Hicks, Sir William Masham, Sir Richard Everard, Baronets, Sir Martin Lumley Knight and Baronet, Sir Thomas Cheek, Sir Henry Mildmay of Wanstead, Sir William Roe, Sir Henry Holcroft, Sir Thomas Honywood, Sir William Martin, Sir Robert Kemp, Knights, Harbottle Grimstone, James Cambell, William Masham, John Sayer, Timothy Middleton, Henry Mildmay, William Umphrevil, Oliver Raymond, Anthony Luther, Mr. Topsfield, Dean Tindall, Robert Barrington, Robert Smith, Samson Sheffield, Thomas Cook, Cary Mildmay, Richard Harlackenden, Robert Wiseman of Mayland, John Eldred, John Jocelin, Robert Bourn, John Meed, John Eden, Thomas Clapton, Arthur Barnardiston, Isaac Allen of Haseley, William Gouldingham, William Atwood, John Atwood, Peter Whitcome, John Brook, John Harvey, Henry Wiseman, Henry Barrington, Robert Young, Francis Stonehard, George Walton, John Whatkins, Edward Berkhead, John Langley, Joachim Matthews, Esquires, Richard Wiseman, John Langley of Colchester, Thomas Cook, John Serrill, William Turner of Wimbich, Robert Vesey, Jeremy Aylet, William Collard, Robert Crane, Doctor Reade of Beauchanger, Robert Calthrop, Thomas Adams of Thacksteade, Richard Haukin of Harwich, John Aliston, William Harlackenden, John Thorogood of Walden, Isaac Wincoll, Thomas Talcot, Samuel Plumme, John Shawe the Younger, Francis Williamson of Walden, Francis Nicolson, John Feinuge, Robert Talcot, Thomas Allyet, Robert Maidstone, Gentlemen.
Committees for Colchester.
"The Mayor of Colchester for the Time being, Harlottle Grimstone Recorder, John Joceline Deputy Recorder, Henry Barrington, John Langley, Robert Buckstone, Ralph Harrison, Thomas Wade, and William Cook, Aldermen.
For the County of Huntington.
"George Mountague, Edward Mountague, Valentine Wanton, Onslow Winch, Abraham Burwell, Terrill Joceline, and Oliver Crumwell, Esquires, Sir William Armyne Knight and Baronet, Thomas Templer, John Bonner, Robert Vintner, and William Drury, Gentlemen.
"Charles Lord Viscount Cranborne, Robert Cecill Esquire, Sir Richard Lucy Knight and Baronet, Sir John Garret and Sir John Read, Baronets, Sir Thomas Dacres, Sir William Litton, and Sir John Witewrong, Knights, Edward Atkins Serjeant at the Law, Richard Jennings, Rowland Litton, Ralph Freeman, William Leaman, William Prisly, Thomas Cooke, Edward Wingate, and John Heydon, Esquires, John King Doctor of Physic, Alexander Wilde, Richard Porter, Gabriel Barber, Captain Scroggs, and Gravely Norton, Gentlemen.
"Thomas Lord Grey, Theophilus Grey, Sir Edward Hartopp Senior, Sir Arthur Haslerigg, Sir George Villers, Baronets, Sir Martin Lister, Sir Thomas Hartopp, Sir Roger Smith, Quarles, John St. John, Thomas Babington, Peter Temple, Arthur Staveley, Henry Smith, Thomas Haslerigg, William Hewet, William Nowell, Francis Hacker, Thomas Beamont, William Danvers, Thomas Cotten, John Stafford, Thomas Pochyn, William Shereman, and Thomas Goddard, Esquires, John Goodman, John Swinfield, and Francis Smalley, Gentlemen, William Stanley, Richard Ludlam, and Edward Cradock, Aldermen.
For the County of Lincoln.
"Sir John Wray Knight and Baronet, Sir William Armyn, Sir John Brownlow, Sir William Brownlow, Sir Richard Erle, and Sir Thomas Trallopp, Baronets, Sir Edward Ashcough, Sir Hamond Witchcot, Sir Christopher Wray, and Sir Anthony Ireby, Knights, John Wray, Edward Ascough, Thomas Grantham, Thomas Hatcher, John Broxholme, Edmund Anderson, Mountague Cholmeley, Mullenax Disney, William Ellis, Francis Fines, Henry Pelham, Norris Cave, John Archer, Francis Missendine, William Berry, William Wolley, Charles Hall, Thomas Lister, Henry Massinbeard, Draynard Massinbeard, Alexander Emmerson, Edward Rosseter, Thomas Rosseter, John Sheffield, William Savile, and Thomas Cornwallis, Esquires, Thomas Nethercote, John Barnard, and Nehemiah Sympson, Gentlemen, the Mayor of Boston for the Time being, John Harrington, Thomas Disney, Thomas Ireby, Samuel Cust, and John Wilsby, Esquires, Edmund Tilson Alderman, John Hobson, William Hobson, Francis Empson, John Browne, Charles Empson, Wiat Perkins, John Whiting, Thomas Welby, Thomas Hall, and Martin Johnson, Gentlemen, the Mayor of Lincolne, William Marshall Alderman, Steven Dawson Alderman, and Brassbridge Alderman.
"George Earl of Desmond, Sir Henry Vane Senior Knight, Sir Richard Winn Knight and Baronet, Sir Gilbert Gerrard Baronet, Sir Edward Barkham Knight and Baronet, Sir Thomas Fowler Knight and Baronet, Sir Richard Sprignall Baronet, Sir Gregory Norton Baronet, Sir John Danvers, Sir John Francklyn, Sir John Heppesley, Sir William Roberts, Sir Robert Pye Senior, Sir John Trevor, Sir James Harrington, Sir William Ashton, and Sir Edward Powell, Knights, the Lieutenaut of The Tower of London for the Time being, John Glynne Esquire Recorder of the Cities of London and Westminster, Laurence Whittakre, John Huxley, John Trenchard, William Wheler, Thomas Wilcox, John Morris, Richard Dounton, Thomas Lane, Robert Scowen, Humphrey Edwards, John Browne, John Packer, Robert Packer, Justinian Paget, and Thomas Swallow, George Manley, Thomas Fauconberge, and Laurence Swetnam, Esquires, William Bell, William Hawkins, Thomas Brigham, Anthony Withers, William Barnes, Stephen Bournman, George Beverhasset, and Edward Martin, Gentlemen.
"Sir Thomas Woodhouse Knight and Baronet, Sir John Holland Baronet, Sir John Potts Knight and Baronet, Sir John Hobart Knight and Baronet, Sir William Paston Baronet, Sir John Palgrave Knight and Baronet, Sir Richard Berney Baronet, Sir Isaac Astley Knight and Baronet, Sir Valentine Pell Knight Vicecomes, Sir Miles Hubbert Knight of the Bath, Sir William Doylie Knight, Sir Thomas Guibon, Sir Thomas Gawdy, Sir Edward Astley, Sir Thomas Hoogan, and Sir George Windham, Knights, William Heveningham, Framlingham Gawdy, John Spelman, John Coke, James Calthrope, Miles Corbet, Francis Jormy, Robert Wood, Thomas Windham, John Buxton, Gregory Gawsell, Edmund Thorisby, Philip Skippon, Philip Bedingfield, John Houghton, Robert Houghton, James Scamler, John Walpoolc, Edward Chamberlaine, Thomas Russell, Robert Wilson, Robert Bainham, Robert Jermy, Hamon Ward, Thomas Weld, Samuel Smith, Thomas Southerton, Adam Seamler, Robert Sheppard, Edward Heyward, Roger Townsend, Thomas Wright, Robert Long, John Webb, James De Grey, John Reimes, Edward Gawdy, Robert Rich, Martin Sedley, Henry Taylor, George Hunt, Edward Owner, and Thomas Toll, Esquires, Toby Fryer Gentleman, the Mayor of Lynne for the Time being, John May of Lynne Alderman, the Bailiffs of Yarmouth for the Time being, Thomas Johnson and Robert Gower of Yarmouth, Thomas Lincolne and Henry Kettle of Thetford.
For the City and County of Norwich.
"John Tooly Mayor, and the Mayor for the Time being, Samuel Smith Recorder, Erasmus Earle Steward, John Thacker, Christopher Barret, Thomas Baker, Richard Harman, and Adrian Parmenter, Esquires, Master Thomas Barret and Master Bernard Church, Sheriffs, and the Sheriffs for the Time being, Mathew Peckford, Henry Watts, Samuel Parks, Mathew Linsey, Thomas Tofts, Livewell Sherwood, and William Symonds, Aldermen, John Salter, John Grey, Samuel Brewster, John Collier, John Tofts, Timothy Scottow, Henry King, and Thomas Wasted, Gentlemen.
For the County of Rutland.
"Thomas Lord Grey of Grooby, Sir Edward Harrington Knight and Baronet, Sir James Harrington Knight, Evers Armyn, Robert Horseman, Thomas Waite, John Osborne, Thomas Levett, Christopher Browne, Robert Horseman Junior, and Samuell Barker, Esquires, John Hatcher, John Greene, and William Busby, Gentlemen.
For the County of Sussex.
"Sir Thomas Pelham, Sir Thomas Parker, Sir John Chapman, Sir Gregory Norton, Baronets, Anthony Stapeley, Herbert Morley, Sir Thomas Ersfield of Denne, Henry Shelley, John Baker, Hall Ravenscroft, Edward Dowse, William Hay, John Busbridge, Herbert Boord, Herbert Springate, Herbert Hay, Peter Farnden, Thomas Jefferay, William Michelborne, Thomas Collins, John Borde, Anthony Crutenden, Anthony Foule, Francis Sellwyn, William Newton Senior, William Cawley, Thomas Middleton, John Downes, George Oglander, James Temple, Thomas Chase, Ralph Cooper, George Churcher, and Peter Bettisworth, of Fineing, Esquires, Thomas Henshawe, William Freeman, William Marlett, Thomas Greene of Marden, Thomas Millet of Marden, William Cooke, Nicholas Sheppard, John Fag, William Morley, Humphry Edwards, Arthur Bettisworth, George Greene, Phillip Jermain Serjeant at Law, Stephen Humphrey, Nathaniell Studley, Robert Spence, Roger Gratwicke, William Spence, Robert Heath, John Everenden, Edward Manning, Thomas White, Richard Yeates, John Roberts, Henry Avery, Gentlemen, Thomas Challoner Esquire, Captain Simon Everrenden.
For the County of Suffolke.
"Sir Edmond Bacon, Sir William Playters, Sir Symond Dewes, Knights and Baronets, Sir William Springe, Sir Butts Bacon Baronets, Sir Roger North, Sir John Wentworth, Sir Nathaniell Barnardiston, Sir William Some, Sir John Rous, Sir Phillip Parker, Sir Robert Brooke, Sir Thomas Barnardiston, Knights, William Heveningham, Brampton Gurdon Senior, Henry North Senior, Maurice Barrowe, Isaac Appleton, Henry North Junior, Nicholas Bacon, Robert Reynolds, John Gurdon, William Cage, Thomas Bacon, Nathaniell Bacon, Francis Bacon, John Brooke, William Bloyse, Thomas Blosse, Brampton Gurdon Junior, Thomas Terrell, Thomas Cole, John Hodges, John Cotton, Richard Pepps, Edmond Harvye, Gibson Lucas, Robert Brewster, Theophilous Vaughan, James Hubbert, Francis Brewster, William Lawrence, Alexander Bence, Squire Bence, Esquires.
For the Town of Ipswich.
For Bury St. Edmonds.
For the County of Surrey.
"Edmund Jordan Esquire High Sheriff of the said County, William Lord Munson, Denzill Hollis Esquire, Benjamine Weston Esquire, John Glynne Esquire Recorder of London, Sir Ambrose Browne Baronet, Sir Thomas Jervoyse, Sir Richard Onslowe, Sir John Maynard Knight of the Bath, Sir John Dingley, Sir John Howland, Sir William Elyott, Sir Richard Bettenson, Sir Mathew Brand, Sir Robert Parkhurst, Sir Robert Wood, Sir Robert Gorges, and Sir John Evelyn, Knights, John White, Thomas Sandes, Nicholas Staughton, George Farewell, Henry Tonstall, Arthur Onslowe, Robert Wood, Robert Goodwin, Francis Drake, George Evelyn of Wotton, John Goodwin, John Farewell, Henry Weston, Thomas Locke, John Turner, John Cartwright, Sackford Gonson, Robert Purse, Robert Meade, and Lancelot Johnson, Esquires, Robert Holman, Robert Houghton, Cornelius Cooke, Richard Wright, George Snelling Thomas Hudson, Henry Hardwicke, Gentlemen.
"Provided, That, from and after the First of February, 1644, no more Money shall be raised, upon the respective Counties of Sussex, Surrey, and Kent, by virtue of any former Ordinance of Association, than what the Committees of the said Counties respectively shall raise, for paying of Arrears due upon any former Ordinance, for paying the respective Garrisons, in the said Counties, according to the Establishment of the said Garrisons; and for paying such Forces, for the Defence of their Counties, as the respective Committees and Deputy Lieutenants, or the major Part of them, shall think fit.
"Provided also, That the Commander in Chief, nominated in this Ordinance, shall have Power to nominate all Colonels, Lieutenant Colonels, Serjeant Majors, and Captains, out of any of the Forces under the Command of the Parliament, to be approved of by both Houses of Parliament.
"Provided further, That all Commanders and Officers, that shall be employed in this Army, and to be approved of by both Houses of Parliament as aforesaid, shall take the National League and Covenant of both Kingdoms, within Twenty Days next after such Approbation; and all other Officers, to be employed as aforesaid, shall take the said Solemn League and Covenant within Twenty Days after they shall be listed in the said Army, which solemn League and Covenant shall be tendered, as aforesaid, unto all the Officers before mentioned, by some Minister whom the Commander in Chief shall choose, in the Presence of him the said Commander in Chief, or the Major General; and a Return to be made by them unto the Two Houses of Parliament, from Time to Time, of the Names of all such as shall take the same: And all such as shall refuse to take the said Solemn League and Covenant shall, upon such their Refusal, be displaced, and shall not be admitted to any Office or Command in the said Army, until they shall have taken the said Solemn League and Covenant in Manner and Form as aforesaid, and such their Conformity certified and approved of by both Houses of Parliament.
"Provided also, That every Lord Lieutenant, who is not disabled by Ordinance of Parliament to fit in the House of Peers, shall, in their several and respective Counties, be of the Committee now appointed by this Ordinance.
"Provided further, That all Arrearages, due upon the several Ordinances of Weekly Assessments, for the Seven associated Counties of Norfolke, Suffolke, Lincoln, Cambridge, Essex, Hertford, and Huntington, which are yet unlevied, shall be levied according to the said several Ordinances, notwithstanding the Expiration of the said Ordinances by which they were due, and notwithstanding this Ordinance, or any Thing therein contained to the contrary.