Die Mercurii, Junii 11, 1645.
MR. Millington reports, from the Committee of plundered Ministers, the State of the Examinations of
Withnesses against Jane Stretton, taken before the said Committee concerning blasphemous Words spoken by her against
God, and our Saviour Jesus Christ.
Resolved, &c. That a Charge shall be prepared against
Jane Stretton, and transmitted to the Lords, for speaking
blasphemous Words against God, and our Saviour Jesus
Christ: And that Mr. Millington do prepare this Charge,
and bring it in on Saturday next: And that likewise he do
prepare an Ordinance for punishing the speaking or publishing blasphemous Words.
Upon a Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms;
It is Resolved, &c. That Sir Thomas Fairefaxe, and such
as he, by his Warrant, shall appoint, shall have Power to
take such Horse in the Enemies Quarters as he shall think
fit, for the Service of the Parliament.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament
assembled, That the Committee for the Militia of London
shall have Power, and are hereby authorized, to issue forth
the Remainder of Money raised, or to be raised, by virtue
of an Ordinance of Parliament of the Twelsth of October
last, towards Pay and Maintenance of the Foot Regiments
under Command of Colonel Paine and Colonel Willoughby,
and the Troop of Horse under the Command of Colonel
Underwood at Abingdon; provided, that, according to former Order, the Waggoners be first paid.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
An Ordinance for securing to the Commissioners of Excise Four hundred Pounds, lent by them, for the Relief of
the maimed Soldiers, and for Repayment of the same,
was this Day read ; and, upon the Question, passed; and
ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That Mr. Whittacre do make his Report, concerning an additional Excise to be employed for the Pay of
the poor Tradesmen, on Saturday Morning.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Excise,
to consider of, and prepare an Ordinance for disposing of
the one Moiety of the Forfeitures for not Payment of the
Excise, for the Relief of maimed Soldiers; and the other
Moiety, to the Discoverers.
Ordered, That no Proceedings be had upon any Discovery of any Malignant's Estate to the Committee at Haberdashers-Hall, until the said Committee, upon a Recommendation from Mr. Speaker, be first acquainted with the
Business, and give Order therein.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Revenue, to consider of the Parks presented by the Committee of the Army, or such other Parks as they shall
think fit; and to appoint them for Pasturing of such Horses
as shall be bought by the Commissioners of the Army, or
any others intrusted to buy Horses for the Recruiting of the
Army: And that they will take care, that such Parks as
they shall assign for the Purposes aforesaid, may be made
use of for the said Ends and Purposes, in such manner as
the Committee of the Army shall, from time to time, appoint
Upon the humble Petition of Major Robert Sanders,
Major Thomas Read, Major Robert Tompson, Capt. Joseph
Weld, Thomas Weld, Hugh Peter, Elijah Palmer, John
Mathewes, and Nathanael Phillipps;
It is Ordered, That the Estates of such notorious Delinquents, or Papists, as are sequestrable by Ordinance of Parliament, and discovered by the said Petitioners, according
to the former Directions and Orders of this House, shall
be employed, the one Moiety for Satisfaction of the said
Petitioners, or their Assigns, upon their Debentures, and
such others as shall be assigned them; the same being first
duly cast up: And the other Moiety, for the Relief of the
sick and maimed Soldiers; and for the Payment of those
Apothecaries and Surgeons for Provisions made by them,
and for their Pains that have been, and are, employed, in
the Healing and Curing of the said sick and wounded Soldiers, in and about the City of London.
A Letter from the Committee at Lynn, of June the
Sixth, was this Day read: And.
It is thereupon Ordered, That it be referred to the Gentlemen of the Eastern Association, and others concerned in
the Pay to the Garison at Newport-Pagnell, to consider of
the Settling of the Garison of Newport-Pagnell; and of some
Expedient for the Supply and Maintenance of the Garisons
of Lynn, Cambridge, and Huntingdon: And that they do
meet To-morrow at Three of the Clock: And that they do
advise herein with the Gentlemen of the Counties of Oxon
Resolved, &c. That Mr. James Cranford, Minister of
St. Christopher's behind the Exchange, and Mr. John
Woollcocke, a Soap-boiler upon Breddstreete-Hill, be forthwith sent for to the House.
Sir Gilbert Gerard reported an Information concerning
certain Words spoken by Mr. James Cranford, touching
divers Members of the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Sir John Evelyn reported some Informations, concerning
Words spoken by one John Woollcocke, touching divers
Members of both Houses.
Ordered, That Mr. Richard Salwey, Mr. John Greensmyth, Doctor Alston, Colonel Gower, Captain Vennor,
Mr. Ballowe, Mr. Thomas Gee, and Mr. John Cole, Common-Councilmen in Castle-Baynard Ward, and Mr. Deputy
Taylor, be forthwith summoned to attend this House.
Sir John Evelyn junior, Mr. Ellys, and Mr. Reynolds,
are appointed to prepare Interrogatories, to be propounded
to Mr. James Cranford and Mr. John Woollcocke; and to
the Witnesses, upon the Informations, this Day given in,
concerning Mr. James Cranford, and Mr. John Woollcocke.
Mr. Holles informed the House, That the Lord Savile
reports, That he had received Letters from Oxon; wherein
a Member of this House is charged to hold Intelligence
with the Lord Digby.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords be desired, That the
Lord Savile be forthwith sent for in safe Custody; and that
his Papers may be seized; and that he may be speedily
examined by the Committee of Lords and Commons lately
appointed for the Lord Digbye's Letter.
Ordered, That Mr. Pine be forthwith summoned to
attend the Service of the House.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have received an Information from the Committee of both Kingdoms: Which they desire to communicate to this House: And desire it may be referred to
be examined by the Committee of Lords and Commons
for the Lord Digbie's Letter: And that That Committee
may meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House hath considered of their Lordships Message; and
do agree to refer the Examination of this Information to
the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Lord Digbye's Letter; and that this Committee may meet this
Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.
Sir William Lewes brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree, That the Lord Savile be forthwith sent for in safe
Custody, to be examined; and that his Papers be seized.
Resolved, &c. That the Quorum, in the Committee of
Lords and Commons for the Lord Digbie's Letter, be reduced to the Number of Two Lords, and Four Commoners.
Sir Wm. Lewes carried up to the Lords, for their Concurrence, an Ordinance to enable Sir Thomas Fairfax to
take Horses in the Enemy's Quarters: The Ordinance
for enabling the Treasurers for maimed Soldiers to give
Discharges to the Commissioners of Excise, for such Monies as they shall receive from the Commissioners of Excise:
The Ordinance for repaying the Commissioners of Excise
Four hundred Pounds, advanced and lent by them for the
Relief of poor maimed Soldiers: The Ordinance for some
Monies to be paid to some Forces at Abingdon: And was
to desire, That the Quorum of the Committee of Lords
and Commons for the Lord Digbie's Letter may be reduced to the Number of Two Lords, and Four Commoners.
Sir William Lewes brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to the Reducing of the Quorum in the Committee
for the Lord Digbie's Letter to the Number of Two Lords,
and Four Commoners; and to the other Ordinances and
Messages carried up by him.
A Letter from Sir Thomas Fairfax, from Stony-Stratford; of June the 10th, 1645, Five in the Evening, was
this Day read; relating, That the Army was then about
Stony-Stratford; and that the King's Army was at Daventree; and that his Army was to march towards the
Enemy early this Morning.
A Letter, of the same Date, and from the same Place,
was likewise read, from the Commissioners in the Army;
desiring, That timely Care might be taken for sending
Pay to the Army.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do, with
all convenient Speed, send down a Month's Pay to the
Army: And that they do confer with the Committee of
both Kingdoms, concerning the Place to which the same
shall be sent: And that the Committee of the Army do
write a Letter to the Commissioners of the Army, in Answer of their Letter, of 10 Junii 1645.
Sir Henry Vane junior, Sir Wm. Lewes, Mr. Whitelock,
Mr. Goodwin, Mr. Browne, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Maynard, Sir John Evelyn, Mr. Holles, Mr. Ellys, Mr. Lisle,
Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Pury, Sir John Curson, Mr. Pym,
Mr. Grimston, Mr. Recorder, Sir Wm. Massam, Mr. Hill,
Mr. Long, Mr. Bond, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Erle;
This Committee is to examine the Information given in
to this House by Sir Philip Stapilton, concerning Words
informed to be spoken by Mr. Peregrine Pelham: And are
to meet To-morrow at Two of Clock, in the ExchequerChamber: And are to send for Parties, Witnesses, &c.:
And are to speed their Report.
Resolved, &c. That a thousand Pounds shall be forthwith provided and furnished for the Service of the Garison
of Northampton; and charged upon the Excise ; and paid
in its Course.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Foxley be forthwith summoned
for to attend the House.
Resolved, &c. That Three thousand Pounds be forthwith furnished and provided for the Four Garisons of Dorsetshire: And that this Three thousand Pounds be charged
upon the Excise; and paid in its Course.
Whereas Mr. Whitlock brought in to the House this
Day, according to former Order, That Part of the Declaration concerning the Treaty, which was in his Hands:
It is Ordered, That the Gentlemen that have the other
Parts of the said Declaration in their Hands, do bring in
the same To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the Stores, and
the Establishment concerning Windsore-Castle, be taken
into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Upon Mr. Trenchard's Report from the Committee of
It is Ordered, That such Reformadoes as shall forthwith
march towards the Relief of Taunton, shall have the FifthPart of their Arrears, assigned by a former Vote, paid
them within one Month after their Departure.
Resolved, &c. That such of the said Reformadoes as
have listed themselves for this present Service into the
West, and shall receive the Pay agreed to be paid them by
the Committee of the West, and shall not accordingly go
on in the Service, and continue for the Time appointed,
shall lose, as well their said Fifth-Part, as also all the Residue of their Arrears due to them, for their Default.
Sir John Evelyn, Mr. Ashurst, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Rous, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Reynolds, Sir
Richard Onsloe, Mr. Long, Sir John Corbett, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Baynton, Mr. Erle, Sir Robert Pye, Sir Wm.
This Committee, or any Five of them, are appointed
to examine the whole Business informed of by Mr. Woolcock, concerning Words spoken unto the said Mr. Woolcock, in the Presence of others, by one Mr. Walker, at
the Nag's-Head without Algate, concerning a Letter or
Letters intercepted, that were going from the close
Committee to Oxon.
They are likewise to examine the whole Business informed
by Mr. Cranford, that Mr. Foxley sollicited him in: And
the Care of this Business is more particularly referred to
Sir John Evelyn.
This Committee is appointed to meet To-morrow at
Three of Clock, in the Exchequer-Chamber: And have
Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, &c.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. James Cranford be committed to the Custody of the Serjeant at Arms; and forthwith bailed, upon Security to attend the House from time