Die Veneris, Junii 6, 1645.
MR. Scawen reports, from the Committee, the State
of the Accompts and the Arrears of the English
and Scotts Officers, and other Officers, Strangers, reduced,
and certified by Major-General Skippon, or Sir Arth. Hesilrige.
Resolved, &c. That a Fifth Part of the Sums of Money,
now certified by the Committee of the Army, shall be
paid to the English Officers, Scotts Officers, and to the other
Officers, Strangers, reduced, and certified by Major Skippon, or Sir Arthur Heselrige, according to the State of
the Accompts that hath been presented, or shall be presented, by the Committee of the Army, upon Account.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Alexander Barclay shall be
excepted out of this Vote.
Resolved, &c. That Fifty Pounds shall be bestowed
upon Colonel Alexander Barclay.
Resolved, &c. That One thousand Pounds be forthwith provided for the Train of Artillery late under the
Command of the Earl of Essex.
Resolved, &c. That Four hundred Pounds shall be
provided for the Pay of the Horse and Foot Reformadoes
reduced, late under the Command of the Earl of Essex,
to be paid to Captain Vernon; and to be equally divided
Resolved, &c. That the Accompt of Major Dewett be
re-committed, and referred to the Committee of the West;
and to have no Fifth-Part to be paid to him, till his Accompt be perfected.
An Ordinance for securing and reimbursing the Commissioners of Excise Two thousand Pounds, advanced and
lent by them for the Service of the West, was this Day
read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be
sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Sir Henry Mildmay brings Answer from the Lords,
That the Lords acquainted him, they had agreed to the
Declaration to be sent to the States-General of Holland;
and had commanded the Speaker of their House to
Mr. Holles carried to the Lords the Ordinance for raiseing Twenty thousand Pounds, to be employed towards the
Reducing of Oxon: The Letter to be sent to the Committees in the several Counties, for bringing up the Recrults
for Sir Thomas Fairfax' Army; with the List of the Recruits brought in, and what are wanting: The Vote for
continuing Sir Samuel Luke Governor of Newport-Paynell
for Twenty Days: And an Ordinance for securing Two
thousand Pounds to the Commissioners of Excise, lent by
them for the Service of the West: And the Vote for the
publick Faith to Colonel Wm. Herbert, for his Arrears.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and
The Lords have commanded us to bring you these Letters: They came from the Lord Inchiquin; with this
Commission concerning an Act in Ireland, and other
Things there: They were recommended to them from the
Committee of both Kingdoms; and they thought fit to
communicate them to you: The Ordinance for regulating
the Affairs of the Excise: It moved first from this House;
and the Lords do agree to it, with these Additions and
The Additions and Amendments were twice read; and,
upon the Question, assented to.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Letters from the
Lord Inchiquin, and of the Letters Patents, and Commission under the Great Seal, be referred to the Committee of
the Adventurers of this House: And they are to meet
upon it this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Exchequer-Chamber: And are to bring in their Report, with
their Opinions, on Wednesday Morning next.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you this
Letter, to be sent to the States-General of the United Provinces.
They desire to put you in mind of an Ordinance concerning Rutlandshire: Which they first received from this
House; and returned, with some Amendments: They
desire you to take it into Consideration, in regard it concerns Burly-Mount.
The Letter was read; and, upon the Question, assented
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
both Kingdoms, to prepare Letters to be sent to the StatesProvincial; and so to alter and fit the Declaration, that
particular Copies thereof may be sent to the States-Provincial. And
It is Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do sign the Letter to
the States-General; the particular Letter to the StatesProvincial; and the Declarations to the States-Provincial.
Ordered, That Mr. Green do, To-morrow Morning,
report the Declaration concerning the Matter of Reprisals.
Upon a Report of the Committee of both Kingdoms,
by Mr. Crew;
It is Resolved, &c. That a Fortnight's Pay be provided
for Twenty Gunners, to be sent to the Isle of Ely.
Resolved, &c. That One hundred and Fifty Pikes, and
Two hundred and Fifty Musquets, be furnished out of the
publick Stores, and speedily sent to Newport-Pagnell.
Resolved, &c. That Twenty Barrels of Powder, with
Match and Bullet proportionable, Two hundred Pikes,
Four hundred Musquets, and Four hundred Swords, be
furnished out of the publick Stores, and speedily sent to
Ordered, That the Thousand Pounds, already passed
by Ordinance out of the Excise for the Isle of Ely; and
the Thousand Pounds to be raised by the several Gentlemen
of the Association, upon the Credit of the Excise, for the
Isle of Ely; be paid to Mr. Walter Frost; to be disposed
of for the Isle of Ely, by Order of the Committee of both
Kingdoms: And that, out of the first Thousand Pounds
passed by Ordinance out of the Excise, the Twenty Gun\?\ers, designed for the Isle of Ely, shall have their Fortnight's Pay: And it is referred to Mr. Corbett, to take care
that these several Thousand Pounds be paid to Mr. Walter
The First Messengers were called in: And the House
returned this Answer;
That this House doth agree to the Amendments and
Alterations in the Ordinance for regulating the Affairs of
the Excise: And, as to the Letters from the Lord Inchiquin; and the Commission concerning the Act for Ireland;
they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
The Second Messengers were called in: And the House
returned them this Answer;
That this House doth agree with the Lords in the Letter to be sent to the States-General: And, as to the Ordinance concerning the County of Rutland, they will send
Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning the Northern
Association be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Mr. Recorder reports from the Committee of both
Kingdoms, That the Two Papers of the Commissioners of
Scotland, of the Twenty-fourth of May last, were printed
without their Consent or Knowledge.
Resolved, &c. That Two Regiments of Horse, to consist
of Six hundred each of them, be forthwith raised.
Resolved, &c. That the Two hundred Horse, now under
the Command of Major-General Browne, shall be forthwith made up Six hundred; and shall be a Regiment of
Horse, under the Command of the said Major-General
Resolved, &c. That the House be adjourned till this
Afternoon at Two of the Clock: And that the House do
meet, to take into Consideration the Matter of Money
only; and how a Stock of Money may be provided for
carrying on the publick Affairs of the Kingdom.
A Letter from Colonel Massy, from Burford, of 4
Junii 1645, was this Day read. And
It is thereupon Ordered, That Mr. Whitlock and Mr.
Holles do prepare a Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker,
to be sent to Colonel Massy; to let him know, that, before
the Receipt of his Letter, the Committee of the West had
taken care to provide Monies for him, the better to enable
him to march into the West: And that the House likewise
had taken care of the Preservation and Defence of Gloucester; and had settled Sir John Winter's Iron-Mills upon
him; and taken care for Major Backhowse his Widow and
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Committee of
the West, to treat with the Committee of the Militia of
London, with the Gentlemen of Surrey and Sussex, and with
any other Persons, or Committees, to spare what Horse
or Foot they can, to be forthwith sent to the West, for
the Relief of those Parts.
Ordered, That the Gentlemen that serve for the County
of Gloucester do inform the Committee of both Kingdoms,
How the Strength of Gloucestershire stands; and how they
may be provided of Forces for the Security of those Parts.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That Colonel Massy shall have all such Right and Interest concerning the Iron-Works in the Forest of Deane, as Sir John
Winter lately held and enjoyed there, either as his own
Inheritance, or by virtue of any Grant thereof to the said
Sir John Winter, or his Assigns, from the Crown.
The Letter to be sent to Colonel Massy was read; and
Resolved, &c. That this House holds it fit, That the
Committee of both Kingdoms do consider of sending down
some of the Members of that Committee to the Army, to
be resident upon the Place, to advise with the General
concerning the Affairs of the Army, upon the Place; and
to give an Account hereof to the House forthwith: And
Mr. Recorder is appointed to take care hereof.
Ordered, That the Members of both Houses, that are
of the Committee of both Kingdoms, do move the Commissioners of the Kingdom of Scotland, that the Scotts
Army may forthwith advance Southwards.
Ordered, That Three, at least, of the Commissioners of
Parliament, appointed to join with the Commissioners of
Scotland, for the ordering the Scotts Army, be always
resident with that Army, to forward their Advance Southward: And that they do, from time to time, give the
House an Account of their Resolutions, upon Debate, and
their Proceedingss: And that Mr. Ashurst and Sir Philip
Stapilton do prepare Letters, to be signed by Mr. Speaker,
and sent to the said Commissioners, accordingly.
An Ordinance for Payment of Nine thousand Pounds,
left in the Hands of Sir James Stonehowse Baronet, by Sir
John Byron Knight, a Delinquent, for Clearing of Incumbrances upon a Purchace of Part of Sir John Biron's Lands,
was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Recorder, Mr. Bainton, Lord
Mounson, Sir Christ. Wray, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Holles,
Mr. Lisle, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Edmund Fowell, Mr. Salwey,
Sir Ralph Ashton, Mr. Rose, Mr. Knightley, Sir Dudley
North, Mr. Ashurst, Mr. Bond, Mr. Nicholas, Sir Martin Lister, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Fienis, Sir John Francklyn,
Sir James Stonhowse: And all other who are concerned in
this Ordinance are to attend this Committee; and to make
it appear, What Charges the Estate purchased by Sir
James Stonehowse of Sir John Byron is justly liable unto:
And are to meet upon Tuesday Sevennight, at Two post
eridiem, in the Exchequer-Chamber.
Ordered, That Sir James Stonehowse shall have the Protection of this House, during his Attendance on this Business.
Mr. Holles brings Answer from the Lords, That the
Lords have agreed to the Vote for continuing Sir Samuel
Luke to be Governor of Newport-Pagnell for Twenty
Days; To the Letters to be sent into the Counties about
the Recruits; To the Ordinances for raising Twenty thousand Pounds for Oxford; and for securing Two thousand
Pounds lent by the Commissioners of the Excise, for the
West; And to the Vote for granting the publick Faith to
Colonel Wm. Herbert, for his Arrears.