Die Sabbati, Junii 14, 1645.
THE Petition of divers Masters of several Colleges of
the University of Cambridge, concerning the Government of the said University.
Resolved, &c. That it shall be referred to a Committee,
to consider of a fitting Power to be instrusted and settled in
a Committee, for the Regulating of the University of
Cambridge, and to prepare an Ordinance to that Purpose;
videlicet, to Mr. Samuel Browne, Mr. Rous, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Whitehead, Mr.
Grimston, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Selden, Mr. Tate,
Sir Roger North, Sir Wm. Massam, Mr. Holles, Mr. Lucas, Mr. Ellis, Sir Dud. North, Mr. Wallop, Sir Walter
Erle, Mr. Whitelock, Sir Wm. Lewes, Sir Benjamin Rudyard, Sir Phil. Stapilton, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Bond, Sir
Christopher Yelverton, Colonel Long, Sir John Merrick,
Mr. Salway, Mr. Pierepoint, Mr. Corbett, and the Committees of plundered Ministers: Who are to meet on Monday next, at Three post meridiem, in the Exchequer-Office,
upon this Business.
Ordered, That Sir Dudley North and Mr. Rous do prepare a Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to
the Committee at Cambridge; requiring them to send up
such to the Committee of Examinations, as shall preach
any Sermons tending to Sedition, or to the Derogation of
the Proceedings of the Parliament.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning Mr. Hill and
Mr. Pennoyer be reported on Monday next, the first Business.
Resolved, &c. That the Establishment of Six hundred
Soldiers, and Forty Gunners, comprehending the old
Establishment, shall be settled and established for the Garison of Portesmouth: And that the Establishment of Fifty
Soldiers, comprehending the old Establishment, shall be
established for South-Sea-Castle, for Defence thereof.
Resolved, &c. That Two hundred Pounds per Week,
over and above the old Establishment, shall be allowed and
settled for the Maintenance of the Garisons of Portesmouth
and South-Sea-Castle; to be paid according to the Establishment of Sir Thomas Fairfax' Army.
Resolved, &c. That Five thousand Pounds shall be
charged upon the Credit of the Excise, to be paid in its
Course, towards the Payment of the Two hundred Pounds
per Week settled for the Maintenance of the Garisons of
Portesmouth and South-Sea-Castle: And it is referred to the
Gentlemen of Hants to provide the Two hundred Pounds
per Week upon their own Credits; to be secured and repaid out of the Five thousand Pounds charged upon the
Credit of the Excise; and to be paid in its Course: And
the Gentlemen of this County are to treat with the Commissioners of Excise; and to prepare an Ordinance, accordingly.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leeche and
The Lords have received this Petition from certain Scotts
Gentlemen, that were late Officers of their Armies: Which
they recommend unto the Consideration of this House.
The Petition was read: And
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee where
Mr. Tate has the Chair, to consider, Who the Petitioners
are; and what are their Desires; and of some Course of
putting their Desires into some Way of Satisfaction.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning the regulating
the Accompts of the Kingdom be brought in on Monday
next, the first Business, peremptorily: And that the Care
hereof be recommended to Mr. Samuel Browne.
Resolved, &c. That the humble Petition of LieutenantGeneral Middleton, and of Major-General Crawford, be
referred to the Committee of the Accompts of the Kingdom, to examine, What Monies they have received of
the States, and in the Counties where they have been in
Service; and to represent the State of the Business to the
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee, formerly appointed for the Reformation of the Army, where
Mr. Tate has the Chair, or any Three of them, to receive
the Petitions of the Officers of the several Armies; and to
consider, By whom, and by what Ways and Means, the
Accompts of the said Officers may be audited, and their
Arrears stated; and to deliver their Opinions upon any
of the said Petitions: And they are to report them, with
all Speed, to the House: And are to fit, from time to
time, till they are ready to make Report of the Business
now referred unto them: And have Power to send for
Parties, Witnesses, &c.
Mr. Whitelock reports from the Committee of Lords
and Commons, to whom the Examination of Mr. Cranford's Information was referred, That he was commanded
by that Committee to report to the House, That, in the
Examination of that Business, one of the Scotts Commissioners was named.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee shall have Power to
confer with the Scotts Commissioners about this Business
concerning the Examination of Mr. Cranford; whereby
they may be the better enabled to make a Report.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
A Letter from Sir Thomas Fairfax, from Kislingborough,
of June 13th 1645; relating, That the King was marched
before this Morning towards Southam; and that they had
sent a Strength of Horse to interrupt their Rear; and that
the Foot should march after; was this Day read.
Ordered, upon the Question, That, on Monday next,
peremptorily, the Ordinances for the Sale of Delinquents
Estates; for removing the Obstructions in the Sequestrations; and the Ordinance concerning the Accompts of the
whole Kingdom; be read, and considered of: And that
no other Businesses than these Ordinances, and the Providing of Monies, be taken into Consideration: And that
Mr. Speaker put the House in mind hereof.
Ordered, That the Committee of the County of Essex
do go to the Committee of both Kingdoms this Afternoon.
A Letter from the Committee at Newcastle, of June the
8th 1645, was this Day read; with a Remonstrance from
the County of Cumberland: And
It is Ordered, That this Letter, and the Remonstrance,
and the Informations that Mr. Rowe the Messenger can
give, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for
the Scotts Papers where Mr. Lisle has the Chair.
And it is Ordered, That Mr. Lisle do make Report of
this Business on Tuesday Morning next, peremptorily, so
soon as Mr. Speaker comes to the Chair.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have received a Report from the Committee of both Houses, appointed to examine the Lord Digbie's Letter, That some Things are informed to That
Committee, which did concern Mr. Bayley, one of the
Scottish Commissioners for the Church; which are fit to
be examined: And their Lordships have resolved, before
any thing be done in it, to send some of their Members,
of That Committee, to the Scotts Commissioners, to acquaint them with it: And desire you will do so likewise,
if you think it convenient.
Ordered, That the Members of this House, that are of
the Committee of Lords and Commons appointed to examine the Lord Digbie's Letter, shall have Power to join
with the Lords, to send to the Scotts Commissioners, to
acquaint them, That they have, in the Examination of
Mr. Cranford's Business, received Information concerning
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the
House have taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and do agree with the Lords.
Ordered, That, upon the Payment of One hundred
Pounds unto the Treasurers of Goldsmiths-Hall, the TwoThirds of a Farm, called Newingham, in the Parish of
Wickham, Brenox, and Preston, in the County of Kent,
in the Occupation of Edward Hynde, and lately belonging
to the Lord Roper of Tenham, a Recusant; and, for that
Cause, sequestred for the Use of the State; and now purchased by Captain Brodnax; be unsequestred; and the
Rents from henceforth arising and growing due for the said
Farm be intirely paid, and shall accrue, to the Use of the
said Thomas Brodnax Esquire: And all Committees and
Commissioners for Sequestrations are to take notice hereof:
And the said One hundred Pounds is to be forthwith paid
by the Treasurers at Goldsmiths-Hall unto Major Ennys,
one of the Scotts Officers.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.