Die Jovis, Junii 5, 1645.
ORdered, That the Committee of the Army where
Mr. Scawen has the Chair, shall have Power to provide One hundred Horse to recruit the Kentish Regiment.
A Letter from Sir Tho. Fairefaxe, of June the First,
was this Day read, desiring a Recruit of Horse-Pistols and
Saddles for Colonel Fleetewood's Regiment.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army, where Mr.
Scawen has the Chair, shall have Power to provide One
hundred Horse, One hundred Pair of Pistols, and One
hundred Saddles, with Furniture, to recruit Colonel
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army where
Mr. Scawen has the Chair, shall have Power to provide
One hundred Horse to recruit Colonel Rosseter's Regiment; the Horse to be paid for out of the Monies appointed to come in out of Lincolneshire, upon Sir Tho.
Fairefaxe his Ordinance: And it is referred to the Committee of the Army, to take care herein.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both
Kingdoms, to take some effectual Course with the Counties appointed to bring in Recruits for Sir Tho. Fairefaxe
his Army, that they speedily bring in their respective
Recruits to the Rendezvous appointed: And that the Recruits be delivered to the Officers appointed to receive
them at the Rendezvous, by Indenture.
An Ordinance, giving Power to divers Persons of the
County of Kent, nominated in the said Ordinance, to put
in Execution the Power of Martial Law in the said County
of Kent, was this Day read; and, upon the Question,
passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their
Sir Hen. Mildmay is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Ordered, That the Gentlemen of this House, of the
Eastern Association, shall have Power to bring in an Ordinance of Martial Law, to be executed in the Eastern
An Ordinance for impresting Men, and for raising
Horse, in the Western Association, was this Day read the
First and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed;
and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance for raising Monies by the Sale of Delinquents Estates was this Day read the First time; and ordered to be read again the Second time on Monday Morning: And that no other Business do then intervene: And
Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind of it.
An Ordinance for Payment of Nine thousand Pounds,
left in the Hands of Sir James Stonehouse Baronet, by Sir
John Byron Knight, a Delinquent, for Clearing of some
Incumbrances upon a Purchace, and for Sir James Stonehouse his Indemnity for Paying of the same, was this Day
read the First time.
Sir Hen. Mildmay carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for Martial Law in Kent: The
Ordinance for impresting Men, and raising Horse, in the
Western Associations: And was to put the Lords in mind
of the Ordinance for constituting a Committee to carry on
the Affairs of the Excise.
Ordered, That the Committee of Middlesex, City of
Westminster, and Liberties thereof, and of the County of
Surrey, named in the Ordinance of 18 Octobris 1644, for
raising Monies for Ireland, shall be the Committees to be
named in the Ordinance and Commitment for Borrowing
of Twenty thousand Pounds upon the Credit of the Excise,
to be employed towards the Reducing of Oxon.
Colonel Ven, Mr. Recorder, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr.
Edw. Ashe, Sir Henry Heyman, Sir Martin Lumley, Sir
Robert Pye, Mr. Toll, Mr. Vassall, Sir John Francklyn,
Captain Rich. Lee, Sir Dudley North, Colonel Walton,
Sir Christopher Wray, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Mr. Onslow, Sir
Richard Onslow, Mr. Herman, Colonel Stapeley, Mr.
Middleton, Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Lane, Mr. Bedingfeild, Sir
Thomas Cheek, Mr. Holland, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr.
Harvey, Lord Wenman;
This Committee is appointed to treat with the particular Advancers and Lenders of the Eighty thousand
Pounds for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army, to give Way
that the Monies to be levied upon the several Counties for
the Payment of the Ninth Months Assessment, towards
the Maintenance of Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army, may be
a Security to the said several Counties, for the Payment of
such Forces as they shall forthwith raise, and send for the
Blocking-up of Oxford.
Colonel Ven and Mr. Harvey are especially to take care
of this Business; and to send or to speak with the Treasurers for Sir Thomas Fayrfaxe's Army, to desire them,
that they would give Notice to the particular Lenders and
Advancers of the Eighty thousand Pounds for Sir Thomas
Fairfaxe's Army to meet with this Committee To-morrow at Three of Clock, in the Guildhall.
Ordered, That Mr. Green do bring in the Declaration
concerning Reprisal of Ships: And that the same be taken
into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
A Letter, to be sent from both Houses, to the several
Counties appointed to send in their Recruits for Sir Thomas
Fairfaxe's Army, was this Day read; and approved of;
and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That the Committee of both Kingdoms do
write a Letter to Sir Thomas Fairfax, to appoint a Rendezvous speedily, and the Time when, for the several
Counties to bring in their Recruits; and to give the Committees of the several Counties Notice thereof accordingly:
And that the said Committee take care to send into the
said several Counties the Letters from both Houses for
sending up their Recruits; together with the printed Ordinance for Punishing of such imprested Men as have run
away from the Service.
Sir Henry Mildmay brings Answer from the Lords,
That the Lords have passed the Ordinance for impresting
Men, and Raising of Horses, in the Western Association:
And, as to the Ordinance for Martial Law for Kent, they
will send Answer by Messengers of their own: And also to
the Ordinance, which he was commanded to put them in
mind of, for regulating the Excise; they will send speedy
Answer by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Holles reports, from the Committee of Lords and
Commons for Supply of the Commands of the Members
in the Armies and Garisons, That they have nominated
Edward Hooper to be Governor of Southampton.
But, in regard the House was acquainted with a Letter
from him, certifying his Infirmities, whereby he conceived himself disabled for so great a Charge;
It is thereupon Ordered, That it be re-committed to
the said Committee, to consider of, and present, a fit Person to be Governor of that Place, to the House.
Ordered, That Sir Samuel Luke be continued Governor
for Newport-Pagnell for Twenty Days, unless the House
take further Order.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Examinations, to send for the Printer and Writer of the
Pamphlet called Civicus; and to examine them concerning
a supposed Letter, printed by them, and pretended to be
sent from the Parliament to the States of Holland.
Mr. Whitelock reports the Amendments to the Ordinance for Raising of Twenty thousand Pounds, to be employed for the Reducing of Oxon: The which were twice
read; and assented unto: And the Ordinance, with the
Amendments, upon the Question, passed; and ordered
to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Sir Henry Mildmay went to the Lords, to put them in
mind of the Declaration to be sent to the States-General
of the United Provinces.