Die Lunæ, Julii 21, 1645.
AN Ordinance for the better Maintenance of the Ministers of the Town of Derby, by affording unto
them the Rents, Issues, and Profits, belonging to the Dean,
Dean and Chapter of Lincolne, now in Lease for a Term in
being unto John Bullock Esquire, a Delinquent in Arms
against the Parliament, situate and being within the Parishes of Talkmans and Allballowes near Derby, was this Day
read, the First and Second time; and, upon the Question,
passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their
The humble Petition of divers Gentlemen, Citizens, and
others, Natives of Cheshire, on the Behalf of the said County;
and divers Reasons for Reducing of the City of Chester,
presented by divers Gentlemen of Cheshire, called in to that
Purpose; were this Day read: And
It is Ordered, upon the Question, That the Matter of this
Petition be recommended unto the Committee of both Kingdoms, to take into speedy Consideration, as a Business very
much importing the Good and Safety of both Kingdoms.
It is further Ordered, That the Business of this Petition
be likewise, in like manner, recommended unto the Committee of both Kingdoms, upon the Place with the Scotts
Army, as a Business of very great Importance to both Kingdoms: And that a Letter, recommending this Business, be
written from this House, to the General of the Scotts Army;
and one in like manner to the Committee upon the Place.
Sir Wm. Brereton is appointed to prepare these Letters.
The Gentlemen that presented the Petition were again
called in: And Mr. Speaker acquainted them with what
the House had done upon their Petition.
Ordered, That Sir William Waller be referred to the
Committee appointed to take the Accompts of the Kingdoms, for the Making up of his Accompts: And the said
Committee are hereby required to receive, state, and determine the same.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Parliament that
are to reside in the Scotts Army, shall have Credit for Five
hundred Pounds, upon Account, if their Occasions shall require the same; to be charged upon the Committee at
Goldsmiths-Hall: Who are hereby required to pay the same,
upon any Bill or Bills under the Hands of the said Commissioners, or of any Two of them, according to the said
Bill or Bills.
Ordered, That the Committee of the County of Salop
shall have Power to compound with Sir John Wilde the
younger, now a Prisoner to the Parliament, for the Liberty
of his Person: And that the Proceed of such Composition
shall be paid to Colonel Thomas Mitton, upon Account, in
Part of his Arrears.
Ordered, That Sir William Brereton and Colonel Jeptson
be referred to the Committee appointed to take the Accompts
of the Kingdoms, for the Making up of their Accompts:
And the said Committee are hereby required to receive,
state, and determine, the same.
Ordered, That Five hundred Musquets and Bandaliers
be forthwith provided and furnished out of the publick
Stores, and sent to the Garison of Evesham.
Ordered, That Interest, after the Rate of Eight Pounds
per Centum, shall be allowed, and inserted in the several Ordinances for securing Ten thousand Pounds for the Forces
late under the Command of the Lord Fairfax, and to be
raised by the Ordinance for the Northern Association; the
Seven hundred and Sixty Pounds to Major-General Browne,
and the Monies to be paid to the English and Scotts Officers that have been laid aside; the Train of Artillery
and Reformadoes; the said several Sums being respectively
charged upon the Excise.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr.
The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That
they have agreed to this Ordinance for Instructions to the
Commissioners of both Houses that are to go to the Parliament of Scotland, with these Amendments. They do
especially recommend the Petition of Catharine Ayliffe; and
desire that it may be referred to the Committee of Lords
and Commons for Sequestrations:-An Ordinance for Preservation of Wood and Timber: To which the Lords do
agree; and desire your Concurrence: Also, An Ordinance
to enable Colonel Rosseter to execute Martial Law in the
County of Lincolne: To which the Lords have agreed,
and desire your Concurrence.
The Amendments to the Ordinance for Instructions to
the Commissioners of both Houses, that are to go to the
Parliament of Scotland, were twice read; and assented unto, upon the Question.
Resolved, &c. That to the Petition of Catharine Ayliffe
Answer shall be returned, by Messengers of their own.
The Ordinance for enabling Colonel Rosseter to lead,
conduct, and govern all the Forces of Lincolnshire; and
to punish all Crimes whatsoever, by Martial Law, within
the County of Lincolne; was twice read; and, upon the
Question, committed unto the Committee of the Eastern
Association: And they are to report it between the Hours
of Ten and Twelve.
Ordered, That the Committee of both Kingdoms do
give a Commission to Major Le Hunt to command the Five
hundred Horse, now upon their March towards the County
of Lincolne, under Colonel Rosseter.
Ordered, That Mr. Ellys and Mr. Hill do, on Thursday
next, bring in an Ordinance for constituting a Power of
Martial Law within the Lines of Communication.
Ordered, That the Sermons appointed to be preached
before the Commons, To-morrow the Two-and-twentieth
of this Instant, being the Day of publick Thanksgiving for
the great Victory obtained by the Parliament's Forces, under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax, over the Forces
under the Command of General Goring, near Langport,
in the West, be both made To-morrow before Noon: And
that Mr. Prideaux and Mr. Nicoll do acquaint the Ministers with this Order.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House hath considered their Lordships Message: And, as
to the Amendments to the Ordinance of Instructions for
the Commissioners appointed to go unto the Parliament of
Scotland, they do agree: And, as to the rest of the Messages, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That so soon as the Business of the Report
made by Mr. Samuel Browne, concerning Mr. Holles and
Mr. Whitelock, shall be dispatched, That Sir Robert Harley do make his Report, concerning the Pictures at YorkeHouse.
Ordered, That, on Thursday Morning next, the first Business, Sir Thomas Widdrington do make Report of the
Business, concerning the Comptrol upon the Excise.
Sir Walter Erle reports the Amendments to the Ordinance for applying Nine thousand Pounds of the Arrears
of the Four Months Assessments, for furnishing the publick Stores with Match and Bullet; and for paying the
Sums due for the Provisions heretofore contracted for, and
brought in to the Stores, for the furnishing the Train of
Artillery: The which Amendments were twice read; and,
upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the
Lords for their Concurrence: And Sir Walter Erle is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
According to former Order, the House resumed the
Consideration of the Report made by Mr. Samuel Browne,
from the Committee to which the Consideration and Examination of the Paper from the Lord Savile, inclosed in a
Letter to Mr. Gourdon, and by him presented to the
House, was referred.
The Question being put, Whether the House should
rise for an Hour;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yea:
|Sir Thomas Woodhouse,
||With the Yea,
Sir Thomas Dacres,
||Tellers for the Noe:
||With the Noe,
So that the Question passed with the Negative.
The House proceeded to debate that Part of the Report
which concerned the Passages of a Discourse held at a Meeting at the Earl of Lindsey's Chamber at Oxford; where
Mr. Holles and Mr. Whitlock were present, when they
were employed as Two of the Commissioners to present the
Propositions of Peace from both Kingdoms; and concerning a Paper, delivered at the same time to the Earl of
Resolved, &c. That forasmuch as it doth not appear to
this House, that Mr. Holles and Mr. Whitlock had any ill
Intention in their Proceedings at Oxford; therefore this
House is of Opinion, that the Matter of this Report, as
concerning Mr. Holles and Mr. Whitlock, be totally and finally laid aside.
Resolved, &c. That, notwithstanding this Vote, this
House doth declare, That Mr. Holles and Mr. Whitelock
may prosecute the Lord Savile for Reparation, if they see
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to let you know, That
the Earl of Stanford hath put in his Answer to the Impeachment against him, by this House: Henry Polton and
Matthew Patsall, have likewise put in their Answer to the
said Impeachment against them: And that the Lords have
resolved to go to the Hearing upon the said Impeachments
on Friday next.
They have appointed their Committee to sit on Wednesday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, concerning Mr. Griffith's Business; and desire that the Members of this House, that are of the same Committee, may
then meet likewise, if it may stand with the Conveniency
of this House.
Ordered, That the Committee of Prisoners do send
away the Drum that came from Prince Maurice; and do
give such Answer to Prince Maurice's Letters, concerning
the Exchange of Prisoners, as they shall think fit.
Ordered, That Mr. Hill, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Nicholas, Mr.
Serjeant Wilde, and Sir Thomas Widdrington, do manage
the Tryal upon the Impeachment of the Earl of Stanford,
on Friday next.
Ordered, That the House take into Consideration, on
Wednesday Morning next, the first Business after the Speaker
comes to the Chair, the Sixth Clause of the Instructions to
the Commissioners appointed to go into Scotland, sent
down first from the Lords, and agreed upon by this House,
and, upon Return of the Instructions, with some Amendments by this House, returned by the Lords to be left
Ordered, &c. That the Grand Committee for the Ordinance for Sale of Delinquents Estates do fit on Thursday
next, according to former Order.
Ordered, That the Informations of Colonel Kinge and
Dr. Bastwick, formerly referred to the Committee where
Mr. Browne has the Chair, be referred to the Committee
for Examinations: And that the Examinations reported
by Mr. Rigby, concerning Mr. Speaker, and Sir John
Lenthall, be referred to the same Committee; to take into
Consideration the first Business, at the next Sitting: And
have Power to examine any Member of this House, as to
this Business; and likewise to send for any Prisoner, out
of any Prison, as they shall find Cause, to be examined in