Die Jovis, Martii 13, 1644.
THE humble Petition of Girdlers, Sadlers, Cutlers,
&c. poor Artificers, was this Day read. And
It is Ordered, upon the Question, That it be referred to
the particular Consideration of the Committee for Examinations: And it is recommended unto them to take the Petition into speedy Consideration, and the Schedule of Particulars annexed, for Relief of the Petitioners, excepting
Hay, Straw, and Grain: And have Power to confer with
the Commissioners of Excise upon the Particulars in the
Schedule, except the excepted, or any other Particulars:
And the Committee is required to use all Dispatch and
Expedition in this Business.
An Ordinance for Payment of the Owners of Shipping
their Arrears out of the Excise, was this Day read the
First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto the Committee of the Navy; with Directions to the Committee, That no Money shall issue upon
this Occasion out of the Grand Excise: And are to think
of some other Expedient for Relief of the Petitioners.
Ordered, That it be especially referred to the Committee of Accounts, to call to speedy Account the Collectors of Prize-Goods; and to take into speedy Consideration the whole Matter of Prize-Goods and Prize-Ships; that they may be able, with all convenient Speed,
to make a Return of all the Prize-Ships and Prize-Goods,
and the Proceed of them; and where they are; and how
they have been employed.
Ordered, That the additional Ordinance, concerning the
Excise of Flesh and Salt, be read To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Captain Muskett to be a Captain in Sir Tho. Fairefaxe his
Regiment of Foot.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Captain Bamfield to be Captain in Colonel Ingoldsbye's Regiment of Foot.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee, where
Mr. Tate has the Chair, to prepare a Letter, to be signed
by Mr. Speaker, to be sent to the Commissioners of the
Army; to employ their best Endeavours for the keeping
the Soldiers together; and for recruiting the Four Captains
and the Colonels out of my Lord General's Foot, according to the Votes of this Day.
Resolved, &c. That the Commissioners of the Army
do constantly pay the Soldiers by the Poll.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee,
where Mr. Scawen has the Chair, to consider, What Monies
will be necessary to be provided for the recruiting Four
Regiments of Foot; viz. Sir Tho. Fairfaxe's Regiment,
Colonel Skippon's Regiment, Colonel Holborne's Regiment, and Colonel Welden's Regiment; and for putting
them into Pay; and for providing Twelve hundred
Horse, together with Arms and Saddles; and speedily to
report to the House.
Resolved, &c. That Captain Horsey, Captain Warde,
Captain Muskett, and Captain Bamfeilde, shall recruit
their several Companies out of the rest of the Foot in my
Lord General's Regiment, by the Order and Direction of
Sir Thomas Fairfaxe.
Resolved, &c. That, by Order and Direction of Sir
Thomas Fairfaxe, Colonel Skippon, Colonel Berkley, Colonel Aldriche, Colonel Ingoldsbie, and Colonel Fortescue,
shall forthwith recruit the several Companies in their
several Regiments of Foot under them, and the several
Captains, already approved of by both Houses, out of
the Residue of Foot in his Excellency's Regiment.
And further Ordered, That Sir Tho. Fairfaxe do
forthwith recruit his Regiment of Foot, and his Commanders in that Regiment, already approved of by both
Resolved, That a Fortnight's Pay and Cloaths be forthwith provided for those Companies that shall be recruited, to be paid and cloathed as they come in upon the
Resolved, &c. That it be recommended to Sir Tho.
Fairfaxe to employ those common Soldiers that were imprisoned in the West, and are lately released, and come
back to London.
Ordered, That Mr. Sollicitor and Mr. Nicholas do,
from this House, return Thanks to Mr. Arrowsmyth and
Mr. Vines, for the great Pains they took in the Sermons
they preached, at the Intreaty of both Houses, at ChristChurch, Yesterday, being a Day appointed for a Publick
Thanksgiving: And that they do intreat them to print
their Sermons: And that they have the usual Privilege in
Printing of them.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to put you in mind of
an Ordinance they lately sent for the Election and Establishment of Elders in every Congregation; which the
Lords desire this House speedily to expedite. They likewise desire this House will expedite the List of the new
Model. They have passed an Order concerning the Printing of the Directory, and the Ordinance; in which they
desire the Concurrence of this House. They further
desire to put this House in mind of Mr. Sharpe and Mr.
Harborne, Ministers, to be settled in Chevening in Kent;
and desire the Concurrence of this House.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message: And, as to
the Ordinance for Election and Establishment of Elders,
they will take it into speedy Consideration; and send Answer by Messengers of their own. They are at present
upon the Consideration of the List for the new Model: As
to Mr. Sharpe, and to Mr. Harbourne, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own. They do agree in the
Order concerning the Printing of the Directory.
The House sell into Consideration of the Officers of the
new Model, with the Alterations sent from the Lords.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere to the List
of the Officers of Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army, as they
were approved of by this House, and sent to the Lords.
Mr. Long went up to the Lords, to desire them to sit
awhile, in regard this House shall have Occasion to come
to them upon Matters of Consequence.
Resolved, &c. That one Head of the Conference concerning the List shall be, The Consideration of the Lords
Recommendations of Officers to Sir Thomas Fairfax, in
whom the Nomination is solely by the Ordinance; and to
shew the Inconvenience of it.
Mr. Long brings Answer, That the Lords will sit
awhile, as is desired.
Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Sollicitor, Mr. Crew, Mr. Pierrepoint, Sir Jo. Evelyn, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Prideaux, are appointed to prepare
Reasons to be delivered to the Lords at a Conference, for
this House's adhering to the List of the Officers of Sir
Thomas Fairfaxe's Army, as it was agreed here.
Sir Christopher Yelverton went up to the Lords, to
desire a Conference, by a Committee of both Houses, so
soon as may stand with their Lordships Conveniency, concerning the List of the Officers of the new Model.
He likewise carried up the Ordinance concerning Gloucester, for their Lordships Concurrence.
Sir Christopher Yelverton brings Answer, That the Lords
do agree to the present Conference; and to the Ordinance
Ordered, That the Ordinances concerning Gloucester be
Ordered, That the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall do
forthwith make Provision for Payment of the Remainder
of the Sixty thousand Pounds assigned to the Scotts Army
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning at Nine of Clock,
peremptorily, the House take into further Consideration
the Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms concerning the Scotts Army in Ireland: And that Mr.
Speaker put the House in mind hereof.
Sir John Evelyn reports, from the Committee, the Reasons to be delivered to the Lords at a Conference for adhering to the List of the Officers of the new Model: The
which were, upon the Question, approved of, to be delivered as Heads at a Conference.
The Committee that prepared the Reasons, are appointed Managers of this Conference.
Ordered, That the Newcastle Ordinance be read Tomorrow Morning.
IT is this Day-Ordered, by the Lords and Commons,
in Parliament assembled, That this Directory, and Ordinance concerning it, be forthwith printed and published:
Wherein Mr. Henry Robrough and Mr. Adoniram Byfeild,
the Scribes of the Assembly of Divines, are required to
use all possible Care and Diligence, that it be from time
to time faithfully and exactly done. And, for preventing
of all Abuses therein, it is further Ordered, That no Person or Persons whatsoever shall presume to print or reprint the same, in any Volume, but only such as shall be
appointed and authorized thereunto by the said Scribes:
And that no Person or Persons shall presume to sell, barter,
or any-way to spread or convey any Books or Copies of
the said Directory, printed without the Appointment
abovesaid, upon Pain and Forfeiture of the whole Impression, if any such be so printed; and of all such Books
or Copies thereof as shall be offered to Sale, Bartering, or
be any otherways spread abroad: And all and every Person,
offending in any of the Premises, to be liable to such
further Punishment, as the Contempt of an Ordinance of
Parliament shall deserve.