Die Martis, 5 Augusti, 1645.
ORdered, That Sir John Trevor shall have Leave to go
into the Country for a Fortnight: And that his Service
in the House be dispensed withal, in the mean time: And
that Mr. John Goodwyn do take care of the Business of
private Petitions which are referred, by former Order, to
a Committee especially appointed for that Purpose.
Ordered, That Captain Wingate shall have Leave to go
into the Country for a Month, for Recovery of his Health.
Ordered, That Mr. Tate do make his Report on Saturday Morning next: And that Mr. Speaker do put the
House in mind of it.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Revenue, to accommodate Sir Walter Erle and Mr. Doyley in the House in the Minories, late the House of Sir John
Heydon, Lieutenant of the Ordnance; and so to dispose
the House, as may be most convenient for the Reception
of them, and their Families.
An Ordinance, for settling and maintaining divers Garisons in the Eastern Association, was this Day read the
Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto
the Knights and Burgesses of the Eastern Association, and
of the Three Counties of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks, of
Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire, and to the Recorder,
and Citizens, and Burgesses of London: And are to meet
this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the ExchequerChamber: And it is referred to Mr. Corbett to take care
of this Business.
It is further Ordered, That it be referred to this Committee, with the Addition of Mr. Scawen, to consider of
all the several Garisons within all the aforesaid Counties; to
consider of what Strength it is requisite they should consist of; what Establishment will be necessary for the Maintenance of them; and what Towns and Places will be fit
to allot and assign to the Maintenance of these several Garisons respectively: And that the Letter, this Day reported
from the Committee of both Kingdoms by Mr. Wallop, be
referred to the Consideration of this Committee.
Resolved, &c. That the Charge of Nine thousand Nine
hundred Twenty-four Pounds and Two Shillings shall be laid
upon the several Counties following, for the Maintaining
of the Regiment of Horse, as it is distributed into Six
Troops of Light Horse, and Three Troops of Dragoons,
consisting of Six hundred and Seventy Light Horse, and
Three hundred and Thirty Dragoons, in all One thousand,
besides Commissionary Officers, for Three Months after
they shall come to the Place of Rendezvous; according to
their Proportions in the Ordinance for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army: Provided that this Charge do no way hinder,
obstruct, or prejudice, the Assessments in the several Counties, for Pay of Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army; viz.
Upon the County of Norfolk, Two thousand One hundred Eighty-and-seven Pounds and Five Shillings.
Upon the City of Norwich, One hundred and Thirteen
Pounds and Four Shillings.
Upon the County of Suffolke, Two thousand One hundred Eighty-and-seven Pounds and Five Shillings.
Upon the County of Essex, Two thousand Eighty-eight
Pounds and Five Shillings.
Upon the County of Cambridge, Six hundred Seventytwo Pounds.
Upon the Isle of Ely, Two hundred Twenty-five
Pounds and Eight Shillings.
Upon the County of Huntington, Three hundred and
Fifteen Pounds and Eleven Shillings.
Upon the County of Hertford, Seven hundred Fiftytwo Pounds and Ten Shillings.
Upon the County of Bedford, Three hundred and Nine
Pounds and Seven Shillings.
Upon the County of Northampton, One hundred Thirtynine Pounds and Four Shillings.
Upon the County of Leicester, Seventy-seven Pounds
and Sixteen Shillings.
Upon the County of Darby, One hundred Fifty-nine
Pounds and Twelve Shillings.
Upon the County of Lincolne, Six hundred and Forty
Pounds and Seven Shillings.
Upon the County of Rutland, Fifty-six Pounds and
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That the Nine thousand Nine hundred Twenty-four Pounds and Two Shillings for the Pay of the several
Proportions of Horse raised in the Eastern Association, and
the several other Counties, shall be reimbursed out of the
Sale of Delinquents Estates, in those Counties where the
said Nine thousand Nine hundred Twenty-and-four Pounds
and Two Shillings shall be raised.
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Committee of
both Kingdoms, so to dispose of these Horse, as may be
for the Security of the Association against Newarke.
Resolved, &c. That Five thousand Pounds be charged
upon the Excise, to be paid, in its Course, and employed
for the Service of reducing Oxon, and for the Preservation
and Advantage of the Garison of Abingdon; to be disposed
of by Order of the Committee of the Three Counties of
Oxon, Bucks, and Berks: And that the reduced Commissioned Officers and Troopers, lately employed into the
West, by the Committee of the West, for the Relief of
Taunton, be forthwith taken into the Pay of the Committee of the Three Counties of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks.
Ordered, That the Members of the Committee for the
Army do meet this Afternoon, and go into the City this
Afternoon, according to former Appointment.
Resolved, &c. That the Ordinance for the Payment of
Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army shall continue for Six Months
longer, from the Expiration of the said Ordinance: And
that it be referred to the Committee of the Army to bring
in an Ordinance to this Purpose: And it is left to the Committee that goes into London, to make use of the Credit
of this Vote for the Advance of Monies, if they shall see
Mr. Recorder, Sir William Brereton, Mr. Ashurst, Sir
William Lewes, Colonel Ashton, Sir Ralph Ashton, Colonel
Moore, Mr. John Browne, Sir Thomas Middleton, Mr.
Herman, Sir Edmund Fowell, Sir Thomas Woodhouse, Sir
Edward Boys, Sir John Curson, Sir John Trevor, Mr.
Noble, Mr. Thelwall, Sir John Price, Sir John Clotworthy;
This Committee, or any Four of them, is appointed to
consider of a Course for Reducing of the City of Chester:
And are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in
the Exchequer-Chamber: And are to report To-morrow
Morning: And have Power to send for Parties, &c.
Mr. Rigby brings Answer from the Lords, That the
Lords do agree to a Conference concerning the Election of
Elders: And they do also concurr with you in the Ordinance for securing One thousand Pounds out of the Excise
for Portsmouth: And as to the Ordinance for Lincolnshire;
and the Articles to be subscribed by the Committees in the
Ordinance for the Northern Association; they will send
Answer by Messengers of their own.
Upon Sir Henry Vane's Report from the Committee of
both Kingdoms; and upon the humble Petitions of Thomas Graham a Surgeon, and Lieutenant Graham his
Brother, Captain Fulke Martin, Captain Thomas Highfield,
Lieutenant Hastings Love, Lieutenant Christopher Batten,
and Cornet John Downes;
It is Ordered, That, out of the Eighty thousand Pounds
taxed for Relief of Ireland, Two hundred Pounds shall
be paid to Mr. Frost, to be bestowed upon these several
Gentlemen by the Committee of both Kingdoms, in such
manner as they shall think fit.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Lords
and Commons for Irish Affairs, to confer with the Committee of both Kingdoms, concerning the Releasing of
the Lady Moore, and others, Prisoners in Ireland, about
the Business of Droheda: And that the Committee of Prisoners be likewise acquainted with this Business, that it may
be settled, and Exchanges had for them.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Colonel Arthur
Hill, with his Desires thereunto annexed, be especially referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Irish
Affairs: Who are to consider of them; and to report what
they think fit to be done thereupon, with all convenient
Speed, to the House.
Ordered, That the humble Petitions of Captain William
Parsons, and of the Lady Anderson, Wife of Sir William
Anderson Knight, and of Tobias Norris Gentleman, and
the Papers to the said Petitions annexed, be referred to the
Committee of Lords and Commons for Irish Affairs: Who
are to consider of them; and to report what they shall
think fit to be done thereupon, to the House, with all convenient Speed.
The humble Petition of Donala Campbell was read:
It is thereupon Ordered, That the said Petition, and the
Certificate annexed, be referred to the Committee of Lords
and Commons for Irish Affairs to examine, and to consider,
How an Hundred Pounds may be presently paid to him:
And that he may have the Publick Faith for the rest.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Lords
and Commons for Irish Affairs, to examine the Accompts
of the Provisions and Monies taken up upon Mr. Vassall's
Account; and to consider, How, and in what manner, he
may be satisfied for the said Provisions.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of a very great Number of Taylors, Freemen of London, and others, Housholders in the Suburbs, and within the Lines of Communication, of the same Profession, this Day presented, be
referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Lords
and Commons for Irish Affairs.
Ordered, That Mr. Whittacre do make the Report in
his Hands, concerning the poor Tradesmen, on Monday
Morning, the first Business: And that Mr. Speaker do put
the House in mind hereof.
Mr. Tate reports Reasons, Why the Chapels of Peers
should not be exempted from the Presbyterial Government: Which were read; and were in hæc verba; viz.
That it is most honourable for their Lordships to be exemplary in advancing this Work of Church-Government;
and to testify to all the World, that they are as ready to
submit themselves and Families to this Government, as they
piously endeavour to bring the Kingdom under it: And
that if this Exemption do stand, that their Lordships and
Families will be exempt from Church-Government.
And Mr. Tate and Mr. Rous are appointed to be Managers of this Conference.
An Ordinance to give Power to Major-General Browne,
and the Committee of the Three Counties, and the Committees of the Militia of London, and of Middlesex, to press
Men, and beat up their Drums for Volunteers, to the
Number of Two thousand, was this Day read the First
and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed; and
sent to the Lords by Sir Robert Pye.
Resolved, &c. That this House shall be adjourned from
To-morrow, at the Rising, till Friday Morning at Nine of
The Lords to be acquainted with this Intention of the
Sir Robert Pye is to acquaint the Lords with this Vote.
He likewise carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence,
the Vote for the Addition of Mr. Poyer, the Mayor of
Pembroke, to the Committee for Pembrokeshire: And was
likewise to acquaint the Lords, That the Witnesses that
are to testify in the Case of the Earl of Stamford's Impeachment, are now come to Town; and therefore do desire the
Lords to appoint a Day for the Tryal of that Impeachment.
Ordered, &c. That, on Wednesday next, after the Ordinance for the Government of the University of Cambridge,
the Ordinance for settling the Parish of the Convent-Garden
shall be read; and likewise the Ordinance concerning the
Rectory of Winwick.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to Mr. Prideaux to
bring in an Ordinance for assessing the Members of the
Two Societies of the Middle and Inner Temple, for the
Maintenance of an able and learned Minister.
Sir Robert Pye brings Answer, That, as to the Business
concerning the Impeachment of the Earl of Stamford, they
will send Answer by Messengers of their own: And, as to
the rest of the Messages carried by him, they do agree.
Ordered, &c. That so soon as the House shall return
from the Conference, they do take into Consideration the
Letters from the General of the Scotts Army, and from the
Commissioners residing with that Army, concerning their
sitting down before Hereford:
That a Letter be prepared, to be sent to the Scotts
Army, and to the Commissioners residing with the Scotts
Army; to take notice of their late Letters; and to desire
them to take care to prevent the Enemy to send any
Forces on this Side Seaverne; and to do as much as they
can to hinder him from recruiting: And, in case they shall
send any Forces on this Side Seaverne, to take their best
Care to hinder the Conjunction of such Forces with the
Newarke Forces, or making any Impression upon the
Mr. Crewe and Mr. Recorder are appointed to prepare
Ordered, &c. That the Members of this House that are of
the Committee of both Kingdoms, do not receive or make
any Report of any private Petition, or of any Business of
a private Nature: And that the Committee of both Kingdoms be acquainted with this Order.
The humble Petition of divers Scotts Officers, formerly
reduced, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That on Monday next, Mr. Scawen do
make Report, from the Committee of the Army, of the
Business concerning Debentures to reduced Officers: And
that then the House do take into Consideration this Petition:
And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind hereof.
Resolved, &c. That Five hundred Pounds be forthwith
provided and furnished, for the Service of the Garison of
Weymouth: And that the said Five hundred Pounds be
charged upon the Receipts of Excise, to be paid, in its
Ordered, &c. That, To-morrow, the first Business after
Mr. Speaker comes to the Chair, the Letters sent from
Pontfract-Castle, upon the Rendition thereof, be read.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
the West, to compel the Creditors to Sir Peter Ricaut's
Estate to pay what is owing by them to that Estate; or to
compound with them for the same.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to return you this Ordinance concerning Lincolneshire: It moved first from this
House; and the Lords do agree to it, with this Amendment: The Ordinance concerning the Isle of Ely: It moved
first from this House also; and they do agree to it, with
The Lords commanded us to acquaint you, That they
have agreed to the Articles to be subscribed by the Committee in the Northern Association: And that they have
added Nicolas Leake Esquire to the Committee of Darby:
To which they desire your Concurrence.
The Amendments to the Ordinance concerning Lincolneshire was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
The Amendments to the Ordinance concerning the Isle
of Elye were read: And, as to the First Amendment,
they do agree.
And, as to the Second and Third Amendments, concerning the constituting and commissionating Colonel Davies
to be Governor of Elye, and leaving out Colonel Francis
Russell, the House does adhere to Colonel Francis Russell:
It is Ordered, That Sir Peter Wentworth do, To-morrow Morning, desire a Conference with the Lords, upon
the Amendments to the Ordinance concerning Elye.
Mr. Lisle, Mr. Corbett, and Mr. Prideaux, are appointed
to manage this Conference; and to give the Lords Reasons
for this House's adhering to Colonel Francis Russell to be
Governor of the Isle of Elye.
Ordered, &c. That the Articles to be subscribed by the
Committee of the Northern Association be forthwith printed
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message: And, as
to the Amendments to the Lincolneshire Ordinance, they
do agree: And, as to the rest, they will send Answer by
Messengers of their own.