Die Martis, Julii 15, 1645.
UPON the whole Matter of the Case reported by
Mr. Recorder concerning the Office of the Treasurer of Marine Causes, held and enjoyed by Sir Henry
Vane junior, by Grant from the King, and by Ordinance
of Parliament, of 8 Augusti 1642, and upon the Opinion of
the Committee to whom this Case was referred, "That the
said Ordinance stands yet in full Force, by virtue of a Proviso in the Ordinance for discharging the Members from
It is Resolved, &c. That the said Sir Henry Vane, paying to the Receiver-General of the Revenue, for the Use
of the Publick, from the Twelfth of May last, during the
Continuance of this War, and no longer, one Moiety of
the clear Profits belonging to the said Office, as aforesaid,
shall possess and enjoy the said whole Office or Room of
Treasurer of the Navy, or of Marine Causes, quam diu se
bene gesserit, under the Great Seal of England; together
with all Fees, Wages, Profits, and Allowances, in as
ample Manner as any Treasurer of the Navy formerly held
or enjoyed the said Office and Profits thereof by any LettersPatents or Privy-Seal, or either of them, from his Majesty that now is: And that an Ordinance be brought in
to this Effect, for settling and confirming the said Office
to Sir Henry Vane junior, for the future, accordingly.
Mr. Recorder and Mr. Whitelock are appointed to prepare and bring in this Ordinance.
An Ordinance, enabling the Gentlemen of the Militia
.. London, and of the neighbouring Counties, to raise
Proportions of Horse and Dragoons for the Relief of the
Three Counties of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks, and the neighbouring Counties, was this Day read the Second time;
and, upon the Question, committed unto the former
Committee, with the Addition of the several Members
that serve for the several Counties out of which these Propositions of Horse and Dragoons are to be raised: And
are to meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the StarChamber.
Resolved, &c. That both the Causes concerning Mr.
Hollis, Mr. Whitlock, and Mr. Cranford, shall be reported
on Thursday next, peremptorily; and both the Reporters
injoined to prepare themselves against that Day: And that
neither Cause shall be debated or determined, until both
be reported: And that Thursday next be appointed and set
apart for the Hearing of these Causes only.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords be desired, That the
Committee of Lords and Commons, to whom the Examination of Mr. Cramford's Business, Lord Digbye's Letter, and the Lord Savill's Papers, was referred, may meet
this Afternoon; that Report may be made of the whole
Matters referred to that Committee where Mr. Whitlock
has the Chair, on Thursday Morning.
Sir Robert Pye went to the Lords with this Message.
Ordered, That Sir Roger North shall have Leave to go
into the Country.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you
this Letter: It is from the Lord Powes, a Prisoner in
Stafford, directed to the Earl of Pembroke: His Desire
is, That he may be removed to London; and that
out of his own Estate he may be maintained in Prison:
The Lords thinks fit to refer this to the Committee of
Lords and Commons for Sequestrations; and desires your
Resolved, &c. That the Answer to this Message shall
be, That they will send Answer by Messengers of their
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House will send Answer to their Lordships Message by
Messengers of their own.
Sir Robert Pye brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree, That the Committee shall meet, as is desired.
A Letter from our General Sir Thomas Fairefaxe, from
Cheesey, of July the Eleventh 1645.
And Major Harrison, that brought the Letter, was
called in; and made a Relation of the Passages of the
late Fight near Lambport, where it pleased God to bless
the Parliament's Forces with a great Victory over General
Ordered, &c. That Sir Thomas Widdrington, Sir Peter
Wentworth, and Mr. Sollicitor, do prepare a Letter, to
be written from this House, to Sir Thomas Fairefaxe the
General, in Acknowledgment of the many and great Services done by him; and to return the Thanks of this
House for them.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee of the Army do
bestow upon Major Harrison Two good Horses, who
brought the Letter from the General, of the great Victory
obtained by his Forces over the Enemies Forces.
Resolved, That Major Bethell shall have Two hundred
Pounds bestowed upon him, as a Gift from this House,
for his faithful and gallant Services against the Enemy:
And that it be recommended to the Committee of Examinations, to pay this Two hundred Pounds out of the first
Monies that shall come in to that Committee.
Ordered, &c. That, To-morrow Morning at Eight of
the Clock, the first Business, the Instructions for the
Commissioners that are to go into Scotland, and for the
Commissioners that are to reside in the Scotts Army, be
taken into Consideration: And that, these Businesses being
dispatched, the House be presently resolved into a Committee, to take into further Consideration the Ordinance
for the Sale of Delinquents Estates, and the Matter of