Die Jovis, Maii 1, 1645.
According to former Order, the Grand Committee of
the whole House proceeded to the further Consideration of the Business concerning such as are not to be
admitted to the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper upon
Point of Scandal.
Mr. Whittacre called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
The Copy of a Letter from Lieutenant-General Cromwell, of Aprilis 28 1645, relating the Taking of some
Ninescore Prisoners, besides Officers, and some Two hundred Horse, was this Day read.
The Copy of a Letter from Colonel Edw. Massie, of
Aprilis 25 1645, relating the Business at Ledbury against
Prince Rupert, and his whole Army, upon Tuesday was
Sevennight, was this Day read.
The Copy of a Letter likewise from Colonel Edw.
Massie, of Aprilis 26 1645, to Mr. Speaker, relating
likewise the same Business at Ledbury, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Massie shall have the IronWorks and Iron-Mills, that were Sir John Wyntour's, to his
own Use, Advantage, and Benefit.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Massie shall have bestowed
upon him Six good Horses of Service, well furnished with
Saddles, Pistols, and other Furniture.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Massie shall have Two
hundred Pounds bestowed freely upon him, in Acknowledgment of his Service: And the Committee of the Revenue is desired to pay this Two hundred Pounds to Mr.
Recorder, or such as he shall appoint to receive the same,
for Colonel Edw. Massie.
Ordered, That the Committee of Lords and Commons
for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers-Hall, do pay
out so much Monies as shall satisfy and pay for Six Horses,
for Service, with Saddles and Furniture, to be bestowed
upon Colonel Massie.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Mr. Recorder is desired to take care for the Providing
of these Horses and Furniture; and is to prepare a Letter, to be sent to Colonel Massie, from Mr. Speaker, to
acknowledge his last Service, and to encourage him for
Sir Peter Wentworth is ordered to prepare a Letter, to
be sent from Mr. Speaker, to Lieutenant-General Cromwell,
to thank him for, and to acknowledge his great Services
done to the State; and therein to take notice of the good
Service done by Colonel Jo. Fienis.
Mr. Speaker acquainted the House, That the States
Ambassador addressed himself unto him, to desire, that
he may have Audience from this House, at such Time as
shall be most convenient.
It is thereupon Ordered, That the States Ambassador
shall have Audience from the Commons, assembled in the
Parliament of England, To-morrow, the Second of this
Instant, at Eleven of Clock: And Sir Oliver Fleming
Knight, Master of the Ceremonies, is hereby desired to
acquaint the States Ambassador herewith.
Ordered, That an Ordinance shall be brought in, for
assuring One thousand Pounds per Annum upon Colonel
Sir Robert Harley is appointed to bring in this Ordinance.
Ordered, That the Ordinance touching the concealed
Malignants Estates in the County of Gloucester be read Tomorrow Morning: And that Mr. Hodges do make his Report concerning the Merchants Vintners.
Ordinance for settling the Commanders of the Fleet, for
this Summer's Expedition, to be first read To-morrow
Morning: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Navy, to take care for Provisions of Victuals for the Gentlemen of Ulster, in their Passage to Carickfergus.
Ordered, That the State shall have the Granado-Shells
delivered into the Magazine: And that Four hundred
Pounds be charged upon the Excise, for Payment of the
Munster Officers, according to the former Order.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Major Oconnelly
be read To-morrow Morning peremptorily.