Die Jovis, Junii 26, 1645.
Ordered, That the Petition of Walt. Long Esquire, a
Member of this House, be read on Saturday Morning next, the first Business.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Prisoners, and the Committee for Irishe Affairs joined with
them, to dispose of the Serjeants, Corporals, and common
Soldiers, late sent up Prisoners by Sir Thomas Fairfax,
either into the Parliament's Armies, or by transporting
such as are fit to be transported, either into Ireland, the
Low Countries, or with the Lord Irwyn, or otherwise.
It is Ordained, by the Commons, assembled in Parliament, That the Profits and Perquisites of all such Offices
and Places, being neither military nor judicial, which,
since the First Day of April One thousand Six hundred
Forty-and-five, have been, or hereafter shall be, granted,
or any way appointed, by both or either Houses of Parliament, or by Authority derived from thence, shall, from
and after the Fifteenth Day of May in this present Year
One thousand Six hundred Forty-and-five, as they shall
accrue and arise, be brought in and paid by the Persons
who have executed, and shall execute, the same Offices
and Places, unto the Receiver-General of the Revenues of
the King, Queen, and Prince, for the Use of the Publick:
Which said Receiver-General is hereby authorized and required to give Acquittances and Discharges for so much
as shall be brought in and paid unto him; and out of those
Receipts shall, in the first place, before any other Payment,
issue unto the Persons who have executed, or shall execute,
the said Offices and Places, the several Salaries, which, by
the House of Commons, shall be allowed unto them for
the Execution thereof; and afterwards, the Residue of the
said Profits and Perquisites shall be by him issued to such
further Uses, as shall be, from time to time, appointed
or directed by both Houses of Parliament, or by the said
Committee of Revenue: Who shall have Power to call
before them all Persons who shall execute the said Offices
and Places, and to take their Accompts; and thereby, and
by all other Ways and Means, which to them shall seem
meet and necessary, to inform themselves of the said Profits and Perquisites, and of all Things concerning the same;
and to cause the same Perquisites and Profits to be paid and
brought in unto the said Receiver-General, at such Times
as shall be thereunto appointed by the said Committee:
And, if Default thereof shall be made, then to displace
and remove those Persons so making Default from their
Offices and Places, and from the receiving and enjoying
any Profit or Benefit of or for the same.
Mr. Reynolds reports the Amendments to the Ordinance
for paying Monies due to Richard Hill and William Pennoyer,
Merchants, by passing over unto them divers Lands and
Houses of the Earl of Worcester's, &c.: The which were
twice read: And, upon Debate,
Ordered, That when the Parliament shall, in a general
Way, put Delinquents Estates to Sale, that then Mr. Pennoyer and Mr. Hill shall be satisfied their due Debt of Nine
thousand Four hundred and Two Pounds Five Shillings
out of the Earl of Worcester's, Lord Herbert's, and Sir
John Sommersett's Lands and Houses in Acton, the Strand,
Tower-Street, and Stepney, mentioned in the said Ordinance, according to such Rates and Conditions, as shall be
appointed to be observed in the Sale of Delinquents Estates.
Ordered, That the Committee for Sale of Delinquents
Estates do meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the
former appointed Place, and so de die in diem, till the Business be perfected: And that the Care of this Business be
especially referred to Mr. Reynolds.
And it is further Ordered, That Sir Thomas Woodhowse
and Sir Thomas Widdrington be added to this Committee:
And that all that will come shall have Voices.
Ordered, That the Articles to be subscribed by the Gentlemen that are of the Committee in the Ordinance for the
Northern Association, shall be sent to the Lords for their
Ordered, That the Ordinance already passed, giving
Power to Sir Thomas Fairfax to imprest Men, upon Occasion, as he marches, be continued for Three Months longer,
from the Date of the Expiration of the said Ordinance.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Carried up by Sir Robert Pye.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both
Kingdoms, to confer with the Committee of the Army;
and to take some effectual and speedy Course for bringing
in the Recruits that are to come out of the several Counties,
and for the speedy Levying of Four thousand Men for Recruiting of Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do prepare
Letters, to be written from both Houses to the several
Counties, to speed in their Recruits for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army; and to represent the absolute Necessity of it.
Mr. Vassall, Colonel Ven, Sir Arthur Hasilrig, Mr.
Jennour, and Mr. Spurstoe, are appointed to go presently
to the Common Council; to press them to advance the
Thirty-one thousand Pounds for a Month's Pay to the Scotts
Ordered, That Mr. Jesson for Warwickshire, Sir Arthur
Hasilrigg for Leicestershire, Mr. Knightley for Northamptonshire, Sir John Curson for Dorsetshire, do take the speediest
and most effectual Course they can for bringing the Monies
assessed upon their several Counties, for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army.
Mr. Scawen reported a Letter written to that Committee from the Committee of Bedfordshire.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do write to
that Committee, to acquaint them with the Necessity of
their sending in the Money taxed upon their County: And
that, as to the Complaints of the County, Course shall be
taken for their Redress.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of both
Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to
consider, How, according to the Treaty, the Scotts Army
may be ordered and directed by Committees of both Houses:
And are to report.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to return you the Ordinances for taking the Accompts of the Kingdom; and for
Martial Law, for Punishing of imprested Soldiers deserting
their Colours: The Petition of Henry Hitchings: The
Lords do think it reasonable; and desire you will take it
into Consideration, both for the Justice of it, and for the
They commanded us to put you in mind, That Sir Thomas Fayrfaxe's Army may, after this great Success, be recruited with Horse and Foot.
They likewise desire, That the Committee of both
Houses, appointed for Examination of the Lord Savile's Business, may meet this Afternoon, if it may stand
with the Conveniency of this House.
They commanded us likewise to put you in mind of a
Petition of Henry Askettle, and other Mariners, sent from
the Lords: Which they desire you will take into Consideration.
The Amendments to both the Ordinances were twice
read; and assented unto; and the Ordinances appointed to
be forthwith printed.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That, as to
the Amendments to both the Ordinances, they do assent:
They have likewise taken Order for recruiting Sir Thomas
Fairfaxe's Army with Horse and Foot: They do agree;
and have appointed their Committee for examining the
Lord Savile to meet this Afternoon: And, as to the rest,
they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That the Committee of Lords and Commons,
appointed to examine the Lord Savile's Business, do meet
this Afternoon, and so de die in diem: And the Members
of this House that are of that Committee, are injoined to
attend this Business, till it be finished.
Ordered, That the Committee, formerly appointed for
preparing and bringing in the Ordinance for the Northern
Association, do meet on Friday next, in the Afternoon; and
do consider of such Letters as were sent up from the North,
and referred to their Consideration; and do frame the same
into an Ordinance; and present the same to the House.
Ordered, That Mr. Whittacre do make his Report concerning an Excise to be set, and employed towards the
Payment of such Artificers as the Parliament are indebted
to, on Saturday Morning.
Sir Robert Pye carried to the Lords the Ordinance for
Surrey: The Ordinance for Nine thousand Four hundred
Pounds for the Officers that have been laid aside: The
Articles to be subscribed by the Committee in the Ordinance
for the North.
He was likewise to desire the Lords, That the Committee, appointed for the Lord Savile's Business, may
meet this Afternoon, and so de die in diem, till that Business
be ended: And to put them in mind of the Ordinance for
Twenty thousand Pounds out of the Excise, for Oxford.
Mr. Whitlock went to the Lords, to put them in mind
of the Ordinance for Punishing of imprested Soldiers, that
desert and run away from their Colours.
Resolved, &c. That Fifteen hundred Pounds shall be
forthwith provided towards the Pay of Colonel Fienis' Regiment of Horse.
Resolved, &c. That this Fifteen hundred Pounds shall
be charged upon the Excise; and paid in Course.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Fienis' Regiment shall be
paid, according to the Establishment for the Pay of Sir
Thomas Fairfaxe's Army.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Army, to consider of the State of this Regiment; and to
represent an Establishment of Pay for them to the
House; and from whence that Pay shall arise.
Mr. Whitelock brings Answer from the Lords, That the
Lords will take the Ordinances for Twenty thousand
Pounds for Oxford; and for punishing imprested Soldiers
running from their Colours; into speedy Consideration:
And, to the rest, will send Answer by Messengers of their
Sir Robert Pye brings Answer from the Lords, That,
as to the Articles to be subscribed by the Committees, in
the Ordinance for the Northern Association, and the Ordinance for Surrey, they will send Answer by Messengers
of their own: And, as to the rest, they do agree.
Upon Mr. Scawen's Report concerning the Recruits of
Resolved, &c. That Four hundred Horse, over and
besides the Six hundred Horse formerly ordered, shall be
forthwith provided for the Recruiting of Sir Thomas
Resolved, &c. That Eight hundred Pair of Pistols,
over and besides the Twelve hundred Pair of Pistols formerly ordered, shall be forthwith provided for the Recruiting of Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army.
Resolved, &c. That Eight hundred Saddles, over and
besides the Twelve hundred Saddles formerly ordered,
shall be forthwith provided for the Recruiting of Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army.
Resolved, &c. That Four hundred Backs, Breasts, and
Pots, over and besides the Six hundred formerly ordered,
shall be forthwith provided, for the Recruiting of Sir Thomas
Resolved, &c. That Two thousand Head-pieces, and
Two thousand Pair of Holsters, be forthwith provided,
for the Recruiting of Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army.
Mr. Tate is appointed, To-morrow Morning, to carry
the Originals of the Letters and Papers, taken at NasebyField, and sent up by Sir Thomas Fairfax; and to desire
the Lords, That, in regard they are of very great Weight
and Concernment, they will be very careful of them; and
that, when they have read them, they will return them
back to this House.
A Letter from Sir Thomas Fairfax, from Warwick, of
23 Junii, was this Day read: And
It is thereupon Ordered, That Sir Philip Stapilton and
Mr. Sollicitor do prepare a Letter, to be sent to Sir
Thomas Fairfax, in Answer of his; and to approve of his
Opinion in the March of his Army; and to recommend
it unto him to march into the West, for the Relief of
Ordered, That the Business of Lancashire, and the
Staffordshire Petition, brought in this Day by Mr. Pierepoint, from the Committee of both Kingdoms, be taken
into Consideration on Saturday Morning, the first Business.
Resolved, &c. That John Sadler, and Henry Parker,
Esquires, shall be, and are hereby nominated and appointed Secretaries for the Preparing of the Declaration
upon the Breach of the late Treaty at Uxbridge; a Declaration to be set forth to the World, to give Satisfaction
of the Justness of this Cause of Religion and Liberty defended by the Parliament; and for the Preparing of such
other Declarations, or other Matters, as shall be intrusted
to their Care by this House: And that a fit Salary be allowed unto them for their Pains and Industry in these
great Employments: And, upon Occasion, they are to
make use of the Letters taken at Naseby-Field.
Sir John Evelyn junior, Mr. Strode, Mr. Sollicitor, Mr.
Pierepoint, Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Sir
Henry Mildmay, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Wallop,
Mr. Crew, Mr. Holles;
This Committee is to supervise all such Declarations,
and other Matters, as shall be prepared by Mr. Sadler
and Mr. Parker; and, upon Occasion thereof, to confer
with them; and to communicate unto them the Directions
and Opinions of the House in these Matters.
Resolved, &c. That such Person or Persons as have
any Part of a Declaration prepared by Mr. Pym, for Satisfaction of the World, of the Justness of this Cause of
Religion, and Liberty, defended by the Parliament, shall
forthwith deliver the same unto Mr. Sadler and Mr.
Parker, to be proceeded in, and finished, with all convenient Speed.
Resolved, &c. That a Declaration be forthwith prepared, to express the Dislike of the tumultuous Meetings
and Assemblies of the Clubmen in any Part of the Kingdom: And Mr. Rigby and Mr. Whitelock are to prepare
A Letter from the Committee of Salop, of June 23
1645, was this Day read; and ordered to be referred to
the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Waller do make his Report,
from the Committee of both Kingdoms, concerning Windsore Garison, To-morrow Morning, the first Business after
Mr. Speaker comes to the Chair.