Die Martis, Aprilis 29, 1645.
AN Ordinance for securing and repaying unto Nathan
Wright and F. Lenthall, Treasurers and Receivers
of the Duty of One-half per Cent. payable upon Merchandize, for the Relief of Plymouth, &c. Five thousand
Pounds advanced by them for the Service of the Western
Parts . . . .; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered
to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Nicoll is appointed to carry this Ordinance to the
Resolved, &c. That Two thousand Pounds shall be
forthwith advanced, and charged upon Haberdashers-Hall,
to be employed for the Service and Relief of the Garison
of Taunton: And that Sir Edward Hales his TwentiethPart shall be allowed and employed, as Part of this Two
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein. Mr.
Nicoll to carry it up.
Ordered, That Sir John Jacob, and the rest of the old
Customers, paying the Five thousand Pounds owing by
them to Mrs. Seymour, according to their Proportions,
unto the Committee at Haberdashers-Hall, to be disposed
of, according to the Distributions formerly appointed by
this House, shall not be troubled by the said Committee,
or by any other Person or Committee, for any Monies
owing or payable by them to any Delinquent or Malignant,
unless the House be first acquainted therewith, and give
Order therein. And
It is further Ordered, That the Report in Mr. Holles his
Hands, concerning the said Customers, shall be made on
Saturday next shall be a Sevennight.
Upon the Report made from the Committee at Haberdashers-Hall, of the Inconveniences that happen by Pretences of Discoveries of Malignants Estates; and upon the
Desires of the said Committee;
It is Ordered, That no Person shall be from henceforth
received to make Discovery of any Malignants Estates, before the said Committee at Haberdashers-Hall, or before
the Committee of Examinations, until there be first a Recommendation of such Discoveries to the said Committees,
or one of them, from this House: Nevertheless the said
Committees, or either of them, are to proceed upon any
such Discovery as hath been already made, and depends
still undetermined before them.
Ordered, That all Officers and Soldiers, under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax, do presently (all Excuse set
apart, and notwithstanding any Leave or Pretence whatsoever) repair to their Colours, to be there To-morrow, the
Thirtieth of this Instant April, by Twelve of the Clock at
Noon at the farthest; upon Pain of Cashiering to the Officers, and of Death to the Soldiers, without Mercy: And
the Committees of the Militia within the Lines of Communication, the Committees and Deputy-Lieutenants of
the Counties of Middlesex, Surrey, Kent, Essex, and Hertford, are hereby injoined respectively forthwith to publish
this Order, by Beat of Drum, and Sound of Trumpet, in
the respective Places under their Power.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Fairfax be desired (now that
the State hath been so careful to provide constant Pay, and
all other sitting Accommodations, for the Officers and
Soldiers under his Command), that he will be very careful,
that the Discipline of War may be duly and carefully observed and executed in his Army; and especially that he
will be careful, that the Officers may be kept to Discharge
of their Duties and Charges.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for Martial Law in the
County of Kent shall be forthwith printed.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Witherington do prepare and
bring in an Ordinance for Martial Law (agreeable to the
Ordinance for Martial Law lately passed both Houses for
the County of Kent) for the several Counties under the
Power of the Parliament: And the Members of the House,
that serve for their several Counties, are to bring in Names
of fit Persons to be Commissioners in the said Ordinance for
their respective Counties.
Ordered, That One thousand Saddles, Bridles, and Furniture, One thousand Pair of Pistols and Holsters, and
Five hundred Pair of spare Holsters, shall be forthwith
sent to Windsor; to be disposed of by the Committee of
both Kingdoms now residing in the Army, or by Sir
Thomas Fairfax, for this present Expedition, as they shall
think most convenient.
Ordered, That Five of the Members of the House,
which are of the Committee of the Army, do presently
withdraw, and sign Warrants for sending away the Saddles, Pistols, and other Provisions, ordered to be sent to
Windsor; and for the Issuing of Fifteen thousand Pounds,
to be sent to the Army.
Ordered, That Mr. Vassall do immediately go to the
Committee of the Militia of London; and acquaint them
with the Order of this House, commanding the Repair
of Soldiers to their Colours; with Desire to them to take
care for the speedy Publishing thereof.
Ordered, That Twelve thousand Pounds shall be charged
upon the Excise, to be paid by Two thousand Pounds per
mensem, accounting Twenty-eight Days to a Month, for
Providing of Powder, Match, and Bullet, for Land-Service.
And it is further Ordered, That the Committee of the
Navy do bring in an Ordinance for that Purpose: And
Mr. Greene is appointed to take care of it.
Ordered, That the Militia of London shall have Power,
and are required and authorized, to pay unto Colonel Herriott Washborne, out of the Arrears of those Monies which
were raised for Payment of the Brigade under Sir James
Harrington's Command, the Three Months Pay due to
his Troop, for their Service at Abingdon.
The Petition of Colonel Herriott Washborne was this
Day read: And thereupon
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Militia of London, and recommended to them, to consider, Whether, out of the Arrears of the Ordinance for
raising Monies for Maintenance of Sir James Harrington's
Brigade, his Troop may not be recruited with Horses; and
Mr. John Ash reported, from the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, the Business concerning Mr. Anthony Hungerford, formerly a Member of this Parliament.
It is thereupon Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Three Counties of Berks, Bucks, and Oxon,
to state this Case; and to report the whole Matter of Fact
to the House, on Thursday Morning.
Ordered, That no Committee shall treat with any Members of either House of Parliament, who have deserted the
Parliament, for any Compositions for their Discharge,
without special Recommendation from this House.
Mr. Nicoll carried up to the Lords-an Ordinance for
securing and reimbursing the Commissioners of Excise Two
hundred and Fifty Pounds, advanced and lent by them
for satisfying so much of a Debt lent in Ireland, by Sir
John Temple, to Mr. Robert Reynolds and Mr. Robert
Goodwyn, employed in Ireland, upon the Service of the
Parliament, was this Day read; and, upon the Question,
passed; and carried up to the Lords, for their Concurrence,
by Mr. Nicoll.
Mr. Nicoll likewise carried up to the Lords, for their
Concurrence, the Order for Two thousand Pounds, out
of Haberdashers-Hall, for the Garison of Taunton: The
Ordinance for continuing the Ordinance concerning the
Five thousand Pounds continued upon Loan by the Treasurers appointed to receive the Duty of One-Half per Cent.
upon Merchandize from Plymouth, &c.: The Ordinance
for putting Mr. White of Dorchester into the Rectory of
Lambeth, lately become void by the Death of Daniel
Featly, Doctor in Divinity: The Order for applying the
Third-Part of the Sequestrations in the Counties of the
Earl of Manchester's late Association, according to the
Vote of this House, of Aprilis 7 1645.
Resolved, &c. That the Order, formerly made for the
exempting Sir Theodore Mayhern from all Taxes and Payments set by Order of Parliament, be presently vacated.
Ordered, That the Committee of Lords and Commons
for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers-Hall, do forthwith
advance, by way of Loan, the Sum of Five hundred
Pounds, to be employed for the Service of the Garison of
Henley; and to be paid unto Thomas Knight Esquire; to
be issued out by him according to such Warrants as he
shall receive from the Committee of the Three Counties.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired.
Resolved, &c. That this Five hundred Pounds shall be
repaid out of the Assessment set upon Sir Theodore Mayherne.
The Committee at Haberdashers-Hall are desired to lend
this Money, till the Lords Concurrence can be had to this
The Ordinance for Ten thousand Pounds for the Service of the West, to be repaid to the Parties advancing the
same in the place of the Merchant-Adventurers, was this
Day read; and passed, upon the Question; and ordered
to be sent . . the Lords for their Concurrence.
The Ordinance for securing the Sum of Five hundred
Pounds, advanced by the Commissioners of Excise, for the
Service of the Forces in the County of Worcester, was this
Day read; and passed upon the Question; and ordered
to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
A Commission, and Instructions, to Sir Charles Coote to
be Lord President of the Province of Connaght, in the
Kingdom of Ireland, were this Day read; and passed
upon the Question; and ordered to be sent to the Lords
for their Concurrence: And Sir John Clotworthy is nominated to carry them up.
He is likewise to carry to the Lords the Order for a
Committee to reside with the Scottish and Brittish Forces
Mr. Nicoll brings Answer, from the Lords, That they
have agreed to all the several Votes and Ordinances carried
up by him.
Mr. Wheeler is appointed to carry the Ordinance for
securing the Ten thousand Pounds, continued at Loan by
the Merchant-Adventurers, upon the Credit of the Excise,
to the Lords, . . morrow Morning, for their Concurrence: And likewise the Ordinance for securing the Sum
of Five hundred Pounds, advanced by the Commissioners
of Excise, for the Service of the Forces in the County of
Worcester, for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That Gualter Frost Esquire do pay the Five
hundred Pounds in his Hands, appointed for the Gentlemen who were of the Lifeguard to the Earl of Essex,
unto Captain Vernon, upon Account, to be issued by him,
for the Pay of those Gentlemen, according to former Orders of this House.
Ordered, That there shall be Collections in the several
Parish-Churches and Chapels within the Lines of Communication, To-morrow, the Thirtieth of this present April
1645, being the Day of Publick Humiliation; and the
Monies so collected employed, for the Relief of poor
maimed Soldiers, in manner formerly used. Provided, That
the Moiety of the Money collected in St. Margaret's
Westminster, and St. Martin's in the Fields, shall be employed for the Relief of the Poor of the said Parishes
respectively; and the other Moiety for the Relief of the
poor maimed Soldiers, as aforesaid.
BE it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, assembled
in Parliament, That the Third Part of the Monies
raise, or to be raised, out of the Sequestrations in the
Counties of Norfolk and City of Norwich, Lincolnshire,
Suffolk, Essex, Hartfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire,
and the Isle of Ely, lately associated under the Command of
the Earl of Manchester, and formerly assigned to the said
Earl, shall be received and employed, by the StandingCommittees in the several Counties, for Relief of sick and
maimed Soldiers, Scouts, Intelligencies, and other Emergencies, and for Defence of the said respective Counties:
And that the said Committees, or any Five of them, shall
have Power to nominate a Treasurer or Treasurers in their
respective Counties; to receive the said Third-Part of the
said Sequestration-Money; and to issue out the same for
the Purposes aforesaid, by Warrant under the Hands of
Five of the said Committees, and not otherwise.
WHereas John Towse Esquire, Alderman of the City of
London, and the rest of the Commissioners of Excise,
have advanced and lent the Sum of Five hundred Pounds
for the Service of the Forces in the County of Worcester:
Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament
assembled, That the said Commissioners of Excise, their
Executors and Administrators, shall and may satisfy and
reimburse themselves the said Five hundred Pounds, together with Interest for the same, after the Rate of Eight
Pounds per Cent. for so long time as the same, or any
Part, shall be forborn, out of such Intervals of Receipts,
to come in upon the Office of Excise, as shall happen when
other Payments already assigned shall not fall due; or, for
want of such Intervals, then as the same shall follow in
Course: And shall not, by any other Order or Ordinance
of one or both Houses of Parliament, be secluded from
satisfying themselves accordingly: And the Receipt of
Major Richard Salloway shall be a sufficient Discharge to
the said Commissioners of Excise, and every of them, for
the said Five hundred Pounds in that Behalf.