Die Mercurii, Aprilis 9, 1645.
The humble Petition of John Doyly, of Greenland,
Esquire, was this Day read. And
It is Ordered, That the Consideration of this Petition
be resumed, when the House considers of the Disposal of
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee
that has the Care of the Members of the House, to inquire
into, and consider, What Offices are avoided by the late
Ordinance, that discharges the Members of the Houses of
their Offices; and what Profit those Places have yielded,
since the Members enjoyed them; and to consider of, and
settle, a Salary to be allowed to such Persons as shall execute the same, to arise out of the said Offices; and likewise to consider what Offices are necessary, and what may
be laid aside; that the Profit of such Places, as shall be
laid aside, may accrue to the Benefit of the Commonwealth.
A Letter from Colonel Massie, Governor of Gloucester,
from Gloucester, of April 3d 1645, desiring a Supply of
a Strength of Horse; and acquainting the House with the
Enemy's Proceedings in Herefordshire, in executing divers
of the Country-People, that did rise there; was this Day
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of
both Kingdoms, to consider of sending speedy Supplies to
Sir Wm. Waller and Colonel Massie, according to their
Necessities represented unto them: And that they give an
Account of their Proceedings herein to the House To-morrow Morning.
Mr.Green, Mr. Nicoll, Mr. Predeaux, Mr. Whitelock,
Mr. Ashe, and Mr. Bedingfield, are appointed to treat with
the Merchants-Adventurers, for the Continuance of the
Ten thousand Pounds payable unto them out of the Excise
in May next; receiving the Interest for Six Months longer,
upon the like Interest.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Plymouth, to provide Pay for the Plymouth Regiment of
Horse in the West.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Army where Mr. Scawen has the Chair, to take care, that
the Regiments of Horse and Foot, now in the West, designed for Sir Thomas Fairefaxe's Army, may be reduced;
and listed in his Army; and that they may have a Fortnight's Pay, by way of Advance.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Army, to arm the Men that are come out of Kent; and
that they, and the Committee of the West, do take care
for sending these Men, thus armed, to recruit Colonel Weldon's Regiment; and that the Committee of Kent do pay
the Conduct of them, to be allowed them out of their Assessments; and that the Gentlemen of Kent do presently
write their Letters to Gravesend, to stay those Men there,
till further Directions.
Ordered, That the Gentlemen of Surry do give in an
Account to the House, To-morrow Morning, what Horse
and Foot lie there upon Free-Quarter.
The like is ordered for the Counties of Oxon, Bucks,
Sir Philip Stapleton reports, from the Committee of
both Kingdoms, a Paper, of the Fifth of April, to the
Scotts Commissioners; with their Answer, of the Eighth of
April 1645: Which was read.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the Navy be
taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, the first
Business, after Mr. Speaker takes the Chair.
Ordered, That all the Monies in Arrear upon the Ordinance for the Scotts Loans in Essex, be brought up, and
paid in to the Treasurers at Goldsmiths-Hall, by Wednesday
next. The Gentlemen of Essex are required to take notice hereof; and use their best Endeavours for bringing
up the Monies accordingly.
Ordered, That all the Monies in Arrear upon the Ordinance for the Scotts Loans in the several Counties of
Suffolke, Kent, Cambridge, Sussex, Huntingdon, Northampton,
Hertford, Bedford, and Norfolke, be brought up, and paid
in, to the Treasurers at Goldsmiths-Hall, by Wednesday next:
And the Gentlemen of these several Counties are required
to take notice of this Order; and to employ their best Endeavours, that the Money may be brought in accordingly.
Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Pickering do write Letters
to the Gentlemen of Rutlandshire, for assessing and levying the Monies set upon that County, by the Ordinance of
Parliament, for the Scotts Loans.
Ordered, That Ten thousand Pounds, Arrear of the
Forty thousand Pounds, formerly assigned to the Scotts
Armies, be provided, and be ready, at Ten Days End, at
Ordered, That it be, from this House, especially recommended to the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, to advance this Ten thousand Pounds, upon their own personal Credits; to be secured and repaid out of the Arrears
of the Scotts Money in the several Counties.
And it is referred especially to Sir Anthony Irby and
Mr. Jennor, to acquaint the Committee of Goldsmythes-Hall with this Order; and to advantage the Advance
of these Monies within the Time, by the best Means
Ordered, That, on Friday Morning, the first Business,
the Two Ordinances concerning Yorkshire, and That concerning Lancashire, be read.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to let you know, that
they have appointed to give Audience to the States Ambassadors To-morrow at Ten of Clock. They desire to
put you in mind of an Ordinance they formerly sent unto
you concerning Rutlandshire, that you would give it Expedition. They have received a Petition from one Beauchamp, a Merchant; which they do recommend to the
Consideration * * * *.
Sir Philip Stapilton reports, from the Committee of
both Kingdoms, That the Paper brought in, by the States
Ambassadors, to both Houses, is of that Nature, that it
requires a longer Time to consider of it; and that there
are other Things that are coincident with this; and that
the Committee will, with all convenient Speed, give an
Account of both.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth order, That Sir
Oliver Flemyng Knight, Master of the Ceremonies, do
repair to the States Ambassadors; and let them know,
That the Commons of England, assembled in Parliament,
will be ready to give them Audience To-morrow Morning at Ten of Clock, if they please.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and do
agree to give the States Ambassadors Audience To-morrow Morning: As to the rest of the Message, they will
send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That Two Members of this House, or
more, shall be speedily sent down to the Scotts Army,
with such Instructions as they shall receive from this
Resolved, &c. That Sir Henry Vane senior shall be one
of the Members that shall be speedily sent down to the
Resolved, &c. That Mr.Henry Darley shall be one of
the Members that shall be speedily sent to the Scotts
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Hatcher shall be one of the
Members that shall be speedily sent to the Scotts Army.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Henry Vane senior be added to
the Committees or Commissioners of both Kingdoms appointed to reside with the Scotts Army.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Upon the Report, from the Committee of both Kingdoms, recommending Lieutenant-Colonel Grey to be Colonel of that Regiment in Lincolnshire which was under
the Command of Colonel Rainsborough;
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth concurr with
the Committee; and doth approve of Lieutenant-Colonel
Grey to be Colonel of that Regiment in Lancashire which
was formerly under Colonel Rainsborough.