Die Martis, 24 Junii, 1645.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Worseley Baronet, a Member
of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country, with his Family.
Sir Henry Mildmay brings Answer from the Lord Chancellor of Scotland, That That Part of the Treaty, which
concerns the Church, and was referred to his Care, by reason of his many other Affairs, is not yet finished: But that
Mr. Henderson and Mr. Marshall, who were at the Treaty,
are acquainted with all the Proceedings.
Ordered, That Mr. Marshall and Mr. Vines do confer
with Mr. Henderson; and prepare That Part of the Declaration upon the Breach of the late Treaty, which concerns
the Matter of the Church: And that they do report the
same to the Commissioners that were employed in that
Treaty, or to the major Part of them; to be by them
presented to the House: And Sir Henry Mildmay is desired to acquaint Mr. Marshall and Mr. Vines with this
Order; and to press them to dispatch this Business, in
regard of the important Haste of it.
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Letters and
Papers taken at Naseby-Field, and sent up by Sir Thomas
Fairfax, were referred, shall have Power to examine Mr.
Browne and his Son.
An Ordinance for putting the County of Surrey into a
Posture of Defence, by the better Regulating of the
Trained-Bands; and raising Forces of Horse and Foot;
and for raising Monies for maintaining the Forces of the
Garison of Farneham; was this Day read the Second time;
and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Wheeler,
Mr. Knightley, Mr. Gourdon, Mr. Browne, and Sir Richard Onslowe: Who are presently to withdraw upon it.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both
Kingdoms, to take into speedy Consideration, What Course
is fit to be held and taken with those Club-Men, that are
risen in divers of the nearest Western Counties.
An Ordinance for securing and repaying unto the
Commissioners of Excise One thousand Six hundred and
Eighty Pounds, advanced and lent by them for the Payment of a Fortnight's Pay to Colonel Rossetour's Regiment,
in pursuance of an Order of Aprilis 22 1645, was this Day
read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to
be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel John Bridges shall have the
Command of That Regiment of Foot which was Colonel
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Resolved, &c. That Lieutenant-Colonel Hobart shall
have the Command of the Regiment of Foot which was
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That the Ensigns and Cornets sent up now by
Sir Thomas Fairfax, and all other Ensigns and Cornets,
that have at any time formerly, or shall at any time hereafter, be taken from the Enemy, shall be brought into the
Heralds Office, by those Persons in whose Hands they do
now, or shall happen to remain; to the end the same
may be registred, and preserved in some convenient Place
there; and that they may be known what they are, and
when and where they were taken: And that Wm. Ryley
Esquire, Lancaster Herald at Arms, be solely intrusted
with the Custody and Safe-keeping of them; and shall be
answerable for the same, upon Demand of both Houses,
or either House, of Parliament, or of any Committee appointed by them in that Behalf.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of Lords and Com
mons for Advance of Monies at Haberdashers-Hall, do
forthwith pay unto the Messenger that brought up the
Colours from Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army, an Hundred
Marks, as a Gift and Recompence from the Parliament.
Ordered, That the Twenty Pounds formerly given to
the Person that discovered Mr. Le Strange' Design upon
Lynne, and not yet paid him, be now paid unto him, out
of the first Monies that shall come in at the Committee of
Examinations, after the Monies already designed to be
paid by that Committee shall be satisfied.
An Ordinance for securing and reimbursing the Sum of
One thousand Pounds, out of the Receipts of Excise, to
Mr. John Bence, disbursed by him for Supply of Forces
in Pembrokeshire, was this Day read ; and, upon the Question, passed.
An Ordinance for charging, upon the Receipts of the
Excise, the Sum of Five thousand Pounds, to be paid in
Course, for the Garisons of Portesmouth and South-SeaCastle, was this Day read; and passed, upon the Question.
Sir Robert Pye carried up to the Lords Two Votes of 23
Junii, for placing an English Governor and Garison in
Carlisle, upon the Reducement and Rendition of that
Place: The Vote for Colonel Bridges to have the Command of Colonel Bosevile's Regiment: The Vote for Lieutenant-Colonel Hobart to have the Command of Colonel
Walton's Regiment: An Ordinance for securing One thousand Pounds out of the Excise to Mr. Bence, disbursed by
him for Supply of the Forces in Pembrokeshire: An Ordinance for reimbursing the Commissioners of Excise One
thousand Six hundred and Eighty Pounds, advanced by
them for the Forces in Lancashire, under the Command of
Colonel Rosseter: An Ordinance for securing and reimbursing the Commissioners of Excise the Sum of Five
thousand Pounds, advanced by them for the Garison of
Portesmouth and South-Sea-Castle: And the Votes concerning the Earl of Northumberland, and the King's Children.
Ordered, That the Committee of the whole House do
meet on Friday next, to take into Consideration the Business of the Church: And that, every Wednesday and Friday, the House do meet constantly, without Interruption,
in a Committee, to take the Business of the Church into
Consideration, until the Government thereof be settled.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for punishing Blasphemy
be reported on Friday, the first Business, after Mr. Speaker
comes to the Chair.
Resolved, &c. That both Houses have already recommended it to the Committee of both Kingdoms, and do
intend vigorously to prosecute the War; and do desire,
That the Scotts Commissioners will join to do the like on
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you this
Minute of a Letter, to be sent to the Lords in Scotland:
It is presented unto them from the Committee of both
Kingdoms: They do agree unto it; and desire your Concurrence; and that you would take it into speedy Consideration, in regard that the Chancellor of Scotland, who
is to carry it, goes away this Day.
The Letter was read; and, with some Amendments,
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whitfeild and
The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That
they have received a Letter from the Scotts Commissioners,
with some Papers inclosed in it: And that it was their
Desire, That, when the Lords had perused it, they would
send it to this House.
Sir Robert Pye brings Answer, That, as to the Votes
for the Garison of Carlisle, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own: And; as to the other Particulars,
carried to the Lords by him; they do agree.
Ordered, That, as to the First Part of the Paper delivered in this Day by the Scotts Commissioners, touching
Informations they have received concerning a Member
of this House, and other Persons, shall be taken
into Consideration on Thursday Morning: And that the
Members of this House that are of the Committee of both
Kingdoms, do acquaint the Scotts Commissioners here
with this Appointment; and do desire the Scotts Commissioners, in the mean time, to acquaint them, Upon what
Grounds they delivered in these Informations.
And, as to the Second Part of the same Paper, concerning the Putting of a Garison in Carlisle;
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of
both Houses, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms,
to peruse the large Treaty, and the late Treaty, between the
Kingdoms; and the Instructions to the Commissioners of
both Houses; and, upon Consideration thereof, and Conference with the Scotts Commissioners concerning the same,
to state the whole Matter; and report the same to the
Answer returned by the First Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and do
resolve to send Answer by Messengers of their own, before
the Lords rise.
Sir John Curson carried up to the Lords the Letter to
be sent to the Parliament of Scotland, with the Amendments made by this House: And was to desire, That the
Letter might be signed by the Speakers of both Houses,
in the same manner as formerly.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have returned you this Letter, with some
Amendments to your Amendments: They do agree to
your Amendments; and desires your Concurrence to theirs.
They commanded us to put you in mind of a Petition
of Mrs. Glover's, whose Husband died in the ParliamentService: Which they desire you would take into your
The Amendments of the Lords were read; and, upon
the Question, assented unto.
Mr. Wheeler reported the Amendments to the Ordinance for putting the County of Surrey into a Posture of
Defence: Which were twice read; and assented unto:
And the Ordinance, with the Amendments, upon the
Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for
And Sir Richard Onsloe is appointed to carry this Ordinance to the Lords.
Sir John Evelyn reported the Ordinance, with the
Amendments, for securing and reimbursing to the Commissioners of Excise, or to such other Persons as shall advance the same, or any Part thereof, the Sum of Nine
thousand Four hundred Pounds, for the English and Scotts
Officers, and for the Train of Artillery, and Horse and
Foot Reformadoes, late under the Command of the Earl
of Essex: Which was read; and, upon the Question,
assented unto; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for
Ordered, That the Paper of the Twentieth of June, delivered in to this House from the Scotts Commissioners,
shall be proceeded in on Thursday next; to be then taken
into further Consideration: And that Mr. Speaker do put
the House in mind of it.
A Letter from Sir Thomas Fairfax, from Leicester, of
20 Junii 1645, concerning Recruits for the Army, was
this Day read; and ordered to be referred to the Committee for the Army: And that they take the same intoConsideration this Afternoon; and receive Information from Colonel Rich of the Wants of the Army; and do give an Account
hereof to the House on Thursday Morning.
And it is further Ordered, That the Ten thousand Pounds,
formerly appointed for Recruits of the Army, shall be disposed for the Satisfying of such Monies as shall be disbursed
by the Committee of the Army for these Recruits.
Ordered, That the Ordinances for Money shall be reported, and taken into Consideration, on Thursday Morning.
Ordered, That Sir John Bampfeild and Mr. John Moyle
shall have the Allowance of Four Pounds per Week to
each of them; and to receive the same, as the rest of the
Members who have Maintenance allowed them.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do deliver
to such Soldiers as are listed by Sir Robert Pye, Horses,
Arms, and Money, for their speedy sending down to the
FOrasmuch as the Lord, of his infinite Goodness, hath
late given our Army, under the Command of Sir
Thomas Fairfax, a great Victory over their Enemies;
who are also the great Enemies of Religion, and of the
Peace and Liberty of the Subjects of this Kingdom: And
forasmuch as it appears, there be many of those that did
formerly venture their Lives that are maimed or wounded;
which adds to the Number of those that were formerly
wounded; who have much of their Relief from the Collections of the Well-affected of the City of London and
Westminster, and the Parishes within the Bills of Mortality,
on the monthly Fast-Days, and some other solemn Days
of Thanksgiving; the Counties being no-ways Sharers
therein, though they have been equal Sharers in the Mercy:
It is therefore Ordered, by the Commons, assembled in
Parliament, That Friday next being appointed for a solemn Day of Thanksgiving to the Almighty God for the
said great Victory, that then there be a Collection in all
Churches and Chapels in the several Counties within
Twenty Miles hereof, for the Relief of maimed Soldiers:
And all Committees and High-Constables within the said
Limits are hereby ordered to disperse the said Orders, that
shall be sent unto them, in convenient Time; and the Monies thereupon collected to be indorsed on the said Order;
and both the one and the other to be, within Three Days
after, paid and delivered to the said Committee or HighConstable, that shall reside next to the Place: And what
Money shall be brought to any of them, with the said indorsed Order, to be sent unto Wm. Greenhill, John Pocock, John Randall, Richard Huchinson, Treasurers of
the said maimed Soldiers, or to one of them, at ChandlersHall, near Dowgate, in London, within Fourteen Days
after the said Collection.
Answer returned by the last Messengers; That this
House doth agree to the Amendments in the Letter: And,
as to Mrs. Glover's Petition, they will send Answer by
Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both
Kingdoms, forthwith to dispose of the Horse under the
Command of Colonel Fienis, who are now upon free
Quarter in the County of Middlesex.