Die Lunæ, 11 Augusti, 1645.
ORdered, That the Committee appointed to manage
the Affairs of the Excise do give Copies of the Instructions to the Commissioners of Excise: And
It is further Ordered, That the Committee do make
their Report concerning the said Instructions, and the
Matter of the Comptrol, on Wednesday Morning, the first
Business after Mr. Speaker comes to the Chair.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning the regulating
the University of Cambridge be taken into Consideration
on Wednesday next.
A Letter from the Committee of Rutlandshire, from
Burliegh, of August 6 1645, was this Day read; relating
a great Victory it pleased God to give their Forces over a
Party of the Newarke Forces.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Wayte be forthwith discharged from any further Attendance upon this House.
Resolved, &c. That the former Order, whereby Colonel Wayte was suspended from his Government, be forthwith discharged.
Ordered, That, on Saturday next, the Report be made
of the Business concerning Colonel Wayte.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Examinations, to examine the Informations, this Day given,
of Words spoken by the Portugall Agent, much to the
Dishonour of this House; and likewise to make a Recollection of such Affronts, and disgraceful Words, as
have been informed of to be spoken, or offered, by the
said Agent, to the Dishonour of this Parliament, and have
been proved: And that they make Report of this whole
Business on Wednesday next.
Mr. Crewe reports several Ordinances for Payment of
Five thousand Arms by the Committee at HaberdashersHall, to be sent to the Scotts Army in Ireland: And
It is thereupon Ordered, That it be referred to the
Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, sitting at Haberdashers-Hall, to treat with such Persons as they shall think sit for the present Furnishing of
these Arms, at such Rates and Prices, and upon such
Days of Payment, as may be most beneficial for the
Ordered, upon the Question, That One hundred Barrels of Powder, with Bullet proportionable, and a double
Proportion of Match, be forthwith provided and furnished
out of the publick Stores for the Service of the Scotts
Army: And that the Officers of the Ordnance be required
forthwith to make Provision of this Powder, Match, and
Bullet, accordingly: And
It is further Resolved, &c. That the Money to furnish
and pay for this Hundred Barrels of Powder be
charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, to be paid in
An Ordinance for giving the Publick Faith to such as
have paid in their Monies into Haberdashers-Hall, according to the Ordinances, for the Fifth, and Twentieth-Part,
was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and
ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
The humble Petition of Lieutenant-Colonel John
M'Adam was this Day read.
Ordered, That Colonel Manwaring do forthwith send
a very strong Guard, consisting of Three Companies at
least, for the safe Keeping of the Soldiers Prisoners at
Southampton-House, that are listed for Ireland, till they
shall be shipped for that Service; and to apprehend some
of the Beginners of a late Mutiny there: And Colonel
Jeptson is to acquaint him with this Order.
And it is further Ordered, That the Officers, in whose
Custody Lieutenant-Colonel John M' Adam now is, do keep
the said M'Adam Prisoner upon the Guards at Southampton House, till the House take further Order: And that
his Colonel do engage for his forthcoming.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Prisoners, to examine the Matter of Fact concerning the
Death of the Man that was slain Yesterday at SouthamptonHouse; and to certify the same to the House.
The House being informed, That divers Prisoners in
Peter-House had spoken dishonourably and maliciously
against the Parliament; and that Mr. Wood, the Minister
who preached there Yesterday, and was now attending at
the Door, could attest the same;
He was called in; and informed the House, That Sir
George Sandys, Sir John Boteler, and Colonel Page, in
the Presence of divers others of the Prisoners, and of the
Keeper there, in their Discourse, said, "That the major
and better Part of the Parliament, that were good Subjects, had left the Parliament here, and were with the
King; and that it was unlawful to take up Arms against
the King; which the Parliament had done; and that they
were Traitors and Rebels;" and other Discourse to that
Effect, to the Disgrace of the Parliament.
Some of the Members of this House, that are of the
Committee of Examinations, did presently withdraw, to
examine this Business.
Ordered, That Sir George Sandys be removed from
Peter-House, and committed Prisoner to the Tower, during
the Pleasure of this House.
Ordered, That Sir John Botler be removed from PeterHouse, and committed Prisoner to the Tower, during the
Pleasure of this House.
Ordered, &c. That the Lieutenant of the Tower be injoined to keep Sir George Sandys and Sir John Botler from
coming one to another.
Ordered, &c. That the Estate of Sir John Botler, in the
County of Hertford, be forthwith sequestred.
Ordered, &c. That the Order of Composition made
with Sir George Sandys, for a yearly Rent for his Estate,
be taken off: And that the whole Benefit of his Estate be
paid in to the Parliament, for such Uses as the same is
designed by former Order.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Hill do To-morrow make Report of the Ordinance concerning Martial Law.
Mr. Whittacre reports from the Committee of Examinations, That Lieutenant-Colonel Lilbourne was at the
Committee of Examinations; and, being demanded, Whether he printed the Letter that goes abroad under his
Name, answered, That he was committed, and no Cause
expressed in the Order of his Commitment; and that,
until he might know a Cause for which he was committed,
he would not answer to any Interrogatory: That the Committee, for this his Contempt and Refusal, had committed him Prisoner to Newgate.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of what
the Committee hath done concerning Lieutenant-Colonel
Ordered, &c. That Lieutenant-Colonel John Lilbourne
be tried at the next Quarter's Sessions to be held for the City
of London, concerning the contriving, making, divulging,
and spreading, divers notorious Scandals, set forth in his
Name, in a printed Pamphlet, under the Title of "A Letter to a Friend," against the Parliament, and several Members of the Commons House. And the Care hereof is
especially referred to Mr. Recorder.
Mr. Ellis reports the Amendments to the Ordinance
concerning the Sale of Delinquents Estates: The which
Amendments were twice read; and, upon the Question,
re-committed to the same Committee: Who are to meet
upon it this Afternoon; and to report with all Speed.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Giles Greene shall have Leave
to go into the Country, and to stay a Fortnight.
Ordered, &c. That Colonel Venn shall have Leave to
go into the Country, and to stay a Fortnight.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Greene do To-morrow make
his Reports from the Committee of the Navy, next after
that the Reports from Goldsmiths-Hall shall be made.
Mr. Speaker acquainted the House with a Paper, delivered him this Day in the Chair, concerning the Duke
of Guelderland: And
It is Ordered, That the Desire from the Duke of
Guelderland, contained in that Paper, be referred to the
Consideration of the Committee at Haberdashers-Hall.