Die Mercurii, Januarii 8, 1644.
The humble Petition of the Colonels, and other
Chief Officers of his Excellency's Infantry, was
this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That, whereas there are some Expressions
in the Petition, whereby the Petitioners seem to apprehend that something has been informed, that may reflect
upon their Honour, That this House doth declare, That
they have received no Information that reflects any thing
upon the Honour of the Petitioners; and that this House
will be ever tender and careful to preserve the Honour of
such Gentlemen as faithfully serve the Publick, as the Petitioners have done.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee, where
Mr. Scawen has the Chair, to consider of a Way for
taking the Accounts, and allowing the Debentures, of
the Officers and Soldiers before the Establishment: And
are to meet this Afternoon, at Three of Clock, in the
Ordered, That Sir Gilb. Gerard, Treasurer at Wars, do
take the Accounts of the Officers and Soldiers since the
Establishment, and do give them Debentures; and to
give to the House Account of such Monies as have been
paid to the Army, and of the Arrears due, that all may
appear; to the end Course may be taken for satisfying
Ordered, That on this Day Sevennight the Committee
to whom it was referred, do make Report of the Business
concerning Auditor Broad and Auditor Wilcox.
Ordered, That some Course be taken, that it may be
certainly known, what Damages the Counties have
sustained by Billet and Free-Quarter; to the end they
may be satisfied, by Deductions out of the Soldiers Pay,
in a just and fitting Way.
Ordered, That the Officers be required forthwith to
repair to their several and respective Charges.
The Desire of the Petitioners concerning Ministers
will be settled, when the new Model shall be brought in
The Petitioners were called in: And Mr. Speaker acquainted them with the Resolutions of the House upon
the Particulars of their Petition; ... required them, by the
Command of the House, to repair to their Charges; and
returned them the Thanks of this House for their Service
The House being informed, that divers Divines of the
Assembly were at the Door;
They were called in; and did prefer a Petition concerning their Salary: The which was read: And
It is Ordered, That it be taken into Consideration on
Tuesday next: And that Mr. White be acquainted herewith.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and
The Lords have received a Petition from the Archbishop of Canterbury: To which they agree; and desire
your Concurrence: And they likewise desire to put you
in mind, That Yesterday, at the Conference, they delivered something to you concerning the Execution of the
Archbishop of Canterbury, "That it might be done by
taking off his Head only."
His Petition to the Lords, and likewise his Petition to
this House, were both read.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concurr with the
Lords, That the Head of the Archbishop of Canterbury
shall be taken off only: And that his Head and his Body
shall be buried by the Care of his Servants.
Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Selden, Mr. Prideaux, Mr.
Recorder, are appointed forthwith to withdraw, and to
draw up an Ordinance to this Purpose.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and do
concurr, that Execution shall be done upon the Archbishop of Canterbury, by taking off his Head only; and
that the Head and Body shall be interred by the Care of
Accordingly to an Order Yesterday made, the Reasons
delivered by the Lords, at the Conference concerning the
Ordinance That no Member of either House shall bear
Office, were read.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords sending down of Reasons
concerning this Ordinance, without sending down the
Ordinance itself, and the particular Amendments; not expressing wherein they do agree or disagree; is a Breach of
Privilege, and contrary to the Course of Parliament.
Mr. Sollicitor, Mr. Peirpoint, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Lisle,
Mr. Selden, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Crue, Sir
Henry Vane, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Mr. Whitelock;
This Committee has Power to prepare Reasons, to satisfy the Lords, Why they cannot take into Consideration
the Reasons concerning the Ordinance That no Member of
either House shall bear Office, &c.; and to acquaint
them, That the sending down the Reasons without the
Ordinance, and the particular Amendments, nor expressing wherein they do agree or disagree, is a Breach of Privilege of Parliament, and contrary to the Course of Parliament; and to offer them Reasons for the speedy Passing
of the said Ordinance: And are to meet at Three of
Clock, in the Queen's-Court, this Afternoon.
Ordered, That Mr. Knightly, Sir John Evelyn, Sir
Henry Mildmay, and Sir Gilb. Pickering, do repair to my
Lord General, and the Earl of Manchester; and, from
this House, require of them an Account, Why the Orders
made by the Committee of both Kingdoms, touching the
Keeping of the Line for the Quarters of Horse and Foot,
have not been observed; and by whose Default it has been
done; and to give an Account what has been done upon
their Orders, and where the Horse and Foot are now
quartered: And are to give an Account hereof to the
Ordered, That the Committee, to whom it was referred to consider of the coming back of the Party sent
into the West, do meet this Afternoon: And that Sir
Walter Erle and Mr. Long do give an Account of this Business To-morrow.
Ordered, That To-morrow Mr. Pierpoint do make
Report, from the Committee of both Kingdoms, of the
Model of the Armies; and of the Business concerning
Sir Henry Mildway went up to the Lords, to desire
them to sit awhile: And
Brings Answer, The Lords were risen.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Pelham, Sir Thomas Parker,
Mr. Middleton, Mr. Alford, and Mr. Shelly, be forthwith
injoined to go down into the County of Sussex, to take
care of the Preservation of that County.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Norton shall have a Fortnight's Pay for his Regiment: And it is referred to Sir
Walter Erle and Mr. Lisle to consider how a Fortnight's
Pay may be raised.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Norton, and all other
Commanders that are now in Town, be required forthwith to repair to their several Charges.
Whereas Wm. Archbishop of Canterbury stands adjudged
attainted of High Treason by Ordinance of both
Houses of Parliament; and is thereby to suffer the Pains
of Death, as a Person attainted of High Treason should
or ought to do; It is now Ordained, by the Lords and
Commons assembled in Parliament, That, as touching his
corporal Punishment, the Head only of the said Archbishop shall be cut off at the Tower Hill, at the accustomed
Place there used for such Purpose: And that afterwards,
his Head and Body shall be delivered unto his Servants,
or some of them, to be by their Care buried. And it is
hereby further Ordained, That the Lieutenant of the
Tower of London shall, upon Friday the Tenth of January
1644, deliver the Body of the said Archbishop to the
Sheriffs of London at Tower-Hill, in the accustomed
Place: And that the said Sheriffs of London shall the same
Day receive and execute the said Archbishop at the accustomed Place at Tower-Hill aforesaid, in such Sort,
Manner, and Form only, as by this Ordinance is appointed
and declared. And this present Ordinance shall be a sufficient Warrant to discharge the said Lieutenant of the
Tower, and Sheriffs of London, and every of them in that
Behalf; any thing in the said former Ordinance, or any
other Ordinance or Order of both or either Houses of
Parliament, or any other Matter or Thing whatsoever to
the contrary notwithstanding.
Sir Thomas Widdrington is to carry it up.