Die Veneris, Januarii 31, 1644.
THE House was resolved into a Committee: And
the Grand Committee proceeded to the Consideration of the Ordinance for the Subsidy of Tonage and
Mr. Reynolds was called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Upon Colonel Cromwell's Report from the Committee
of both Kingdoms;
It is Resolved, &c. That Five hundred Pounds be
forthwith provided and advanced for the Garison of Newport-Pagnall.
Ordered, That Two hundred and Fifty Pounds, advanced by Mr. Heveningham, for this Service, be repaid
unto him by the Collector for the County of Suffolk; and
Two hundred and Fifty Pounds, advanced for this Service
by Sir Jo. Potts, be repaid unto him by the Collector of
Norfolk: And that they bring in an Ordinance to this
Ordered, That Sir Sam. Luke be injoined to go to his
Charge to Newport-Pagnall presently.
Sir Christ. Yelverton is appointed to go to the Lords,
to desire them to take into speedy Consideration the Ordinance for the new Model of the Army, in regard of the
great Importance and Necessity of settling the Affairs of
Sir Christ. Yelverton brings Answer, That the Lords
will take the Ordinance into speedy Consideration; and
send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of Excise be heard,
before any Ordinance be brought in for excluding Merchants or Traders to be employed as Sub-Commissioners
in the Receipts of the Excise: And that the Commissioners of Excise be desired to carry on the Affairs of
Excise by such Persons as may most advance the Service.
Resolved, &c. That the Ordinance concerning the Receipts and Commissioners of Excise, passed both Houses
on Wednesday last, the Twenty-ninth of this present January 1644, shall be inlarged, and continue in Force, in
the same Manner it now is, until the Eleventh of September 1646.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for Flesh and Salt be read
Ordered, That it be in especial Manner recommended
unto the Commissioners of Excise, forthwith to furnish
the Two thousand Pounds formerly desired for Gloucester:
And that Mr. Hodges, Mr. Pury, and Mr. Nath. Stevens,
to go to the Commissioners this Afternoon, to press them
for the present Supply of this Two thousand Pounds; in
regard of the urgent Necessities thereof.
Ordered, That Mr. Recorder do prepare a Letter, to
be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to Colonel Massie; to
encourage him and his Officers; and to return him and
them Thanks for their great and many Services.
Ordered, That the House do, To-morrow in the Afternoon at Three of Clock, accompany the Body of John
White Esquire, late a Member of this House, from the
Middle Temple-Hall to the Middle Temple Church.
The House being informed, That divers Gentlemen of
the Committee of the County of Kent were at the Door,
desirous to present a Petition to the House;
They were called in; and did prefer a Petition.
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"The House hath been always sensible of the great Affection of the County of Kent, and the great Wisdom with
which you have managed the Affairs of that County since
these unhappy Troubles; not only for your own particular
Interest, but as it hath an Eye upon the publick Good.
Your Actions are suitable to the Actions of your Ancestors, who have been so famous; and Posterity will
speak as gloriously of you, as you can of your Ancestors:
For this Petition, the House hath read it; and considered
the same; and what concerneth yourselves, they have
appointed a Committee to take it into Consideration, for a
Redress: For That of your Petition which concerneth the
Publick, it is a Matter of great Weight; and will require
"The House hath commanded me, in their Names, to
give you very hearty Thanks for the same."
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Sir Henry Heyman, Sir Gilb. Pickering, Sir Edward
Patrich, Sir John Curson, Sir Thomas Woodbowse, Mr.
Cage, Mr. Jennour, Colonel Cromwell, Mr. Heveningham,
Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Lile, Mr. Knightley,
Sir Henry Mildmay, Colonel Ven, Sir John Evelyn, Mr.
Gourdon, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Whittacre, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Maynard, Sir Roger North, Mr. Scowen, Mr.
Strode, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Millington, Sir Thomas
Dacres, the Knights and Burgesses of Kent, and the Barons
of the Cinque-Ports: And are to meet on Monday next,
at Two in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer-Chamber,
to consider of the Petitions and Propositions formerly presented by the Committee of Kent, and the Petition this
Day presented; and to present their Opinions, what is
sit to be done upon them for their Encouragement: And
have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records.
Ordered, That the Grand Committee of the House do
meet this Afternoon at Three of Clock, to take into
further Consideration the Ordinance for the Subsidy of
Tonage and Poundage, and the other Affairs of the
Ordered, That To-morrow Morning, at Eight of
Clock, peremptorily, the first Business, the Ordinance for
raising Twenty-one thousand Pounds monthly for the
Scotts Armies, be read: And the Papers from the Scotts
Commissioners, and the other Northern and Newcastle
Business, be taken into Consideration.
A Letter from the Committee at Uxbridge, of January
the 30th, 1644, with a Copy of the King's Power given
to his Commissioners to treat; and a Copy of the Ordinance, to enable the Commissioners of Parliament to
treat; and the Copy of the Paper given in by the Commissioners of the Parliament to the King's Commissioners,
concerning the Manner of the Treaty: The which were
The House being informed, That divers Gentlemen
of the County of Berk' were at the Door, desirous to prefer a Petition to this House;
They were called in; and did deliver a Petition.
The which was read; and ordered to be referred to the
Consideration of the Committee of both Kingdoms; to take
some speedy Course for their speedy Redress and Relief.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Strode shall be added to the
Assembly of Divines, in the place of Mr. White, deceased.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Wm. Massam be added to the
Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, in
the place of Sir Thomas Barrington.
Ordered, That Mr. Hobby and Sir Philip Stapilton do
this Afternoon repair to my Lord General; and take some
of the Berkshire Gentlemen with them; and inform him
of the particular Violences and Murders committed by
some particular Soldiers; and the Names of the Soldiers
that committed those great Outrages; and of what Company or Troop they are of: And to desire his Lordship,
that some speedy Course may be taken for bringing the
Offenders to exemplary Punishment.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have sent down a Petition from Mr. Wm.
Blackwell Minister, desiring to be inducted into a Living
in Surrey, become void by the Death of Dr. Buckner, where
he hath officiated a long Time by Order of Parliament:
They think it very fitting and reasonable; and desire the
Concurrence of this House. They have likewise received
a Petition from the Governor and Company of Merchants
trading to the East-Indies; which they desire this House
to take into a sudden Consideration, as They intend to do.
The Petition of the East-India Company was read.-
Ordered, That Mr. Jennor be added to the Committee
The Petition of Mr. Blackwell Minister was read: And
It is Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Wilde do bring in an
Ordinance for the instituting and inducting Mr. Blackwell
in the Parsonage of Merstham in the County of Surrey,
become void by the Death of Doctor Buckner, the late
Ordered, That Fifty Pounds, out of the first Monies
that shall be discovered at the Committee for Examinations,
be paid to Mr. Erbury, upon Account, to be deducted
out of the Arrears due unto him for his Service in the
Army, as Chaplain to Serjeant-Major-General Skippon.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and will
send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That the Commissioners in the Army be required to see the Ten thousand Pounds, assigned, and now
sent for Payment of the Armies, to be paid and distributed
to the Soldiers that are upon the Place, for the most Advantage of the Service: And the House doth desire them
to take especial Care therein. And the respective Treasurers, appointed to receive the said Ten thousand Pounds,
are hereby required to take care, that the whole Ten thousand Pounds be sent down to the Forces upon the Place,
and none thereof paid here. And it is referred to the
Committee of both Kingdoms, to take care, that this Order
may be put in Execution; and likewise to take especial
Care in the Distributing and Paying of these Monies, that
the Officers that are, and have continued with their
Charges, and have not deserted and neglected their
Charges to come to Town, may be paid; and likewise
to take care, that the common Soldier, and common
Trooper, may be paid in a considerable Proportion; and
that the Treasurers do not issue out the Monies, until they
have received the Directions of the Committee of both
Kingdoms for the Distributing and the Issuing thereof.