Die Lunæ, Februarii 17, 1644.
UPON the humble Petition of Edw. Michell, Executor of the last Will of Sir Tho. Nightingale Baronet, deceased;
It is Ordered, That the Petition of the said Sir Tho.
Nightingale, formerly referred to the Committee of Bucks,
Berks, and Oxon, be revived: And that the said Committee do proceed upon the said former Petition so referred, notwithstanding the Petitioner Sir Tho. Nightingale
Ordered, That the humble Petition of John Swynfen,
Edw. Broughton, Thomas Pudsey, Wm. Foxall, and John
Symcox, of the Committee of Strafford, this Day presented,
and read, be taken into Consideration on Thursday next.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Sam. Avery be a Commissioner
of the Customs, according to the Propositions approved
of on Saturday last.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Rich. Bateman be a Commissioner of the Customs, according to the Propositions.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Christopher Packe be a Commissioner of the Customs, according to the Propositions.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Charles Lloyd be a Commissioner of the Customs, according to the Propositions.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Walt. Boothby be a Commissioner of the Customs, according to the Propositions.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Sam. Avery, Mr. Rich. Bateman, Mr. Christopher Packe, Mr. Charles Lloyd, and Mr.
Walt. Boothby, do come to the House To-morrow Morning, to subscribe and sign the Propositions presented for
entering upon the Collection of the Customs.
Ordered, That Mr. Green do, To-morrow, bring in an
Ordinance for the collecting and carrying on the Receipts
of the Customs, according to the Propositions approved of
on Saturday last; with a Blank for a Time for the same to
A Letter, from the Commissioners at Uxbridge, of February 15., with divers Papers included, relating the Proceedings of the Commissioners on both Parts, upon the Propositions concerning the Militia of both Kingdoms.
Mr. Browne, Mr. Selden, and Mr. Maynard, are appointed forthwith to prepare a Letter, to be sent to the
Commissioners at Uxbridge; to desire, That if they doubt
of any Particulars, in which they desire the Resolution of
this House, that they would advise with the Scotts Commissioners; and propose their Doubts particularly, and
Mr. Knightly is appointed to go to the Lords, to acquaint them, That this House does agree to the Amendments, sent by the Lords, to the Ordinance concerning
the new Model: And likewise carried up, for the Lords
Concurrence, an Order concerning One hundred and Forty
Pounds for furnishing the Surgeons Chests, &c. that are
to go with Sir Wm. Waller into the West; and the Order
concerning the Time of the Treaty.
Ordered, That the Gentlemen of the several and particular Counties and Places, charged with Sums of Money
by the Ordinance concerning the new Model, do meet
To-morrow post meridiem, in the Duchy-Chamber; to consider of some speedy Course for putting the said Ordinance
into effectual Execution; and for levying and bringing
in the Monies charged upon the several Counties and Places
with all Speed and Certainty: And that they do report
their Opinions to the House, with all Speed.
Mr. Knightly brings Answer, That the Lords do agree
to the Orders carried up by him.
Mr. Scawen, Mr. Jephson, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Arundell,
Colonel Ven, Lieutenant-General Cromwell, Sir John Evelyn, Colonel Walton, Captain Wingate, Mr. Baynton, Sir
Wm. Lewis, Mr. Knightley, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Whitehead, Mr. Purefoy, Colonel Long, Sir Wm. Litton, Sir
Thomas Dacres, Mr. Pyne, Colonel Popham, Mr. Nicoll,
Mr. Theloall, Sir John Francklyn, Mr. Pury, Mr. Wheeler,
Sir Jo. Merrick, Sir Christopher Wray, Sir Phil. Stapilton,
Mr. Buller, Sir Edw. Hungerford;
This Committee is appointed to consider of recruiting
the Army, according to the new Model, and of all Things
requisite and necessary thereunto; and what else shall conduce to the setting-forth and enabling the Army to march,
and do Service: And have Power to send for Parties,
Witnesses, Records; and for the Lists of the several
Armies, upon their last Muster: And are to meet at Two
of Clock this Afternoon, in the Duchy-Court; and so
from time to time, as they shall think fit.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and
That the Lords do desire your Concurrence in this Paper concerning the Swedish Agent, in referring it to the
Committee of both Kingdoms. They do consent, That
these particular Provisions in the List may be sent to the
King; and desire the Concurrence of this House.
They likewise desire a Concurrence in this Ordinance for
Jersey; which they send you. Likewise they have sent you
downa Pardon for certain Men condemned at Northampton;
and desire your Concurrence. They have sent you likewise
an Ordinance concerning Newport-Pagnell; and desire your
Concurrence. They have likewise sent the Petition of
James Duppa; which they hold very reasonable; and consent unto it; and desire your Concurrence.
Ordered, That, on Friday next, the House take into
Consideration the several Messages now and formerly sent
from the Lords at several times; to the end some Answer
may be returned to them.
Ordered, That the several Reports from the Committee
of both Kingdoms, now lying in the Hands of divers
Members of the House, be made To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That no Member do presume to go over the
Seats, or cross the House, or discourse, or whisper, during the Sitting of the House, to the Disturbance of the
House; or read any printed Book in the House: And that
such Member, as shall so offend, shall pay Twelve-pence
to the Box, for the Use of the Poor.
Ordered, That the Committee of Lords and Commons
shall have Power to hear the French Resident upon such
Matters as are referred and depending before the said
Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to desire
them to expedite the Ordinance concerning Martial Law.
Ordered, That the Paper this Day presented from Monsieur Sabran, Resident for the French King, and read in
this House, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of both Kingdoms.
ORdered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament,
That their Committee, appointed to treat at Uxbridge,
be hereby authorized and required, in pursuance of the
Propositions concerning Ireland, to demand of the Commissioners sent from his Majesty, Whether any Peace or
Cessation of Arms in Ireland be consented unto by the
King, to and for what Time; and whether a Commission
be now on foot, or other Authority given by his Majesty,
for that Purpose: And to desire, That no Cessation of
Arms or Peace in Ireland may be concluded, or treated
on, without Consent of both Houses of Parliament.
ORdered, by the Lords and Commons, That the Power
that hath been given to the Committee of both Kingdoms, concerning the Receiving of the Propositions of the
Swedish Agent, may be inlarged to a Power to treat with
him; and prepare Things to be offered to both Houses,
if the Houses shall so think fit.