Die Jovis, Januarii 16, 1644.
REsolved, &c. That it be referred and recommended
from this House, to my Lord General, to proceed
according to the Course of War against Edw. Dobson,
Citizen and Stationer of London, for publishing a libellous
and seditious Pamphlet against the General and the Parliament, living here in a Garison-Town, and the Head
Quarter of the Parliament Forces.
A Letter from my Lord Robarts, from Plymouth, of
Januarii 10, from my Lord Robarts, Governor thereof,
relating, That the Enemy alarmed the Outworks, and
siercely stormed Four of them, and took-in One; but
were surrounded, and yielded it up to our Forces, and
themselves Prisoners, upon Quarter only; was this Day
Ordered, That the Collections upon the next extraordinary Fast-Day, or Day of Publick Thanksgiving, in
all the Churches and Chapels within the Lines of Communication, be paid to such as the Committee for Plymouth shall appoint to receive the same; to be employed
for the Relief of the poor maimed Soldiers and Widows
of the Town of Plymouth, impoverished and wasted by a
Ordered, That Mr. Holland do bring in an Ordinance
for Regulating and the better Managing the Relief of
poor maimed Soldiers and Widows.
An Ordinance for the Subsidy of Tonage and Poundage
was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon
Question, committed unto a Committee of the whole
House: And that the House be resolved into a Committee, to meet upon it on Tuesday Morning next, peremptorily, at Eight of Clock.
Resolved, &c. That the Time for the Continuance of
this Ordinance shall be from the Twenty-fifth of March,
inclusive, for Two whole Years then following.
Rules, How the Customs may be managed for the present and best Advantage of the State, were this Day read;
and, upon the Question, committed unto the Committee
of the whole House: Who are to meet upon the Consideration of them on Tuesday next, at the same time that
the Ordinance for Tonage and Poundage is to be considered of.
The Opinion of the Committee of the Navy, for ascertaining the annual growing Charge of the Navy, arising
by Estimate to the annual Charge of Two hundred and
Eight thousand Pounds, was this Day read; and, upon
the Question, committed unto the Committee of the
whole House: To meet upon it on Tuesday next.
Sir Edw. Hungerford is appointed to go to the Lords,
to desire a Conference concerning the Ordinance for FreeQuarter and Billet: And likewise carried up to the Lords,
for their Concurrence, an Ordinance for taking off the
Sequestration of the Lord Pagett's Estate; and dischargeing him of his Fifth, and Twentieth-Part.
Sir Edw. Hungerford brings * * * *.
The Answer of the Commissioners of the Customs, of
November 28, 1644, to the Proposition of the Committee for carrying on the Service of the Navy, was this
Day read; and, upon the Question, committed unto the
Committee of the whole House: Who are to meet upon
it on Tuesday next. And the Committee hath Power to
hear the Commissioners of the Customs, or any other,
touching such Propositions as shall be made, for the Carrying on of the Service of the Customs, and the Navy.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with, and
approve of, the Order and Directions, given by the Committee of the Navy, for the Grounding, Graving, and
Fitting, of the King's Ships for Service for the next
Summer's Fleet: And likewise doth agree with, and approve of, the Order and Directions they have given for
providing Victuals for Four thousand Men for the next
Summer's Fleet: And do give Order, That they proceed in their Care of perfecting their Provisions of Victuals
for the said Number of Four thousand Men.
Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Lane, Mr. Ashherst, are appointed
Managers of this Conference concerning the Ordinance for
regulating the Billet and Free-Quartering of Soldiers.