Die Veneris, 15 Augusti, 1645.
A Letter from the Commissioners of the Army, from
Bridgwater, of 2 Augusti 1645, was this Day read;
and a List of Plate and Hangings taken there: And
It is thereupon Ordered, That the Plate and Hangings,
sent up by the Commissioners of the Army from Bridgwater, be delivered to the Treasurers of the Army, by the
Master of the Ship who brought up the same, to be put
into Monies for the best Advantage; and disposed of for
the Benefit of the Soldiers, as the General shall direct, for
Discharge of his Engagement.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
the West, forthwith to send down to the Commissioners
for the Army, a competent Number of the Directories
for Worship, and of the Cabinet of Letters, to be dispersed
by them to such Parishes and Places in the West, as they
shall think fit.
A Proviso, sent from the Lords, to the Rules, sent from
this House, concerning the Election of Elders, was read,
to be added at the End of the Sixth Article, in the Second
Page, after the Word "Assembly;" viz. "Provided,
that the Chapels or Places in the Houses of the Peers of
this Realm shall continue free for the Exercises of Divine
Duties, as formerly they have been."
And, upon the Debate of this Proviso, the House resolved to agree unto it, with Alteration; viz. to add, instead of these Words, "as formerly they have been,"
these Words, "to be performed according to the Directory."
Ordered, That a Conference be desired with the Lords
upon this Addition of the Lords to the Rules concerning
the Election of Elders.
Sir Robert Pye is appointed to desire this Conference.
Mr. Tate, Mr. Rous, are appointed Managers of this
Ordered, That the Officers of the Ordnance do provide
and furnish Ten Ton of Match, out of the publick Stores,
more than what was formerly ordered, to make the Ten,
the other Day granted for the Scotts Army, Twenty: And
that they do deliver the same unto Mr. John Johnson, for
the Use of the Scotts Army; charging it upon the Monies
received by Sir Walter Earle, out of the additional Excise
Ordered, &c. That a Month's Pay be forthwith provided and furnished for the Scotts Army: And that it be
earnestly recommended to the Committee at GoldsmithsHall, to take the best, speediest, and most effectual Course
they can for the Furnishing of this Month's Pay.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
both Kingdoms, to take some effectual Course, that the
Forces of the Northern Association, and the Counties thereabouts, may meet and join, to be assisting to the Forces
sent from the Scotts Army, that are now in Prosecution of
the Enemy: And that the Committee of both Kingdoms
do prepare a Letter, to be written to the General, and the
Scotts Army, from the House; and therein to take notice
of the great Service done to the Publick, by the Sending
of so considerable a Party from the Scotts Army, to pursue, and attend the Motion of, the Enemy. Sir Philip
Stapleton is particularly desired to take care hereof.
Ordered, That the Reports from the Committee at
Goldsmiths-Hall be made To-morrow, the first Business:
And that To-morrow be set apart purposely for the Matter
An Ordinance for the Continuance of a former Ordinance for the Raising of Twenty-one thousand Pounds
monthly, for the Maintenance of the Scotts Army, for Four
Months longer, was this Day read the First time; and
ordered to be read the Second time on Monday next.
Resolved, &c. That an Ordinance be forthwith brought
in for continuing the former Ordinance for Four Months
longer, for the Levying of Twenty-one thousand Pounds
monthly for Maintenance of the Scotts Army; and every
Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Crew, Mr. Pury, are appointed presently to withdraw, to prepare this Ordinance.
Mr. Jepson reports, from the Committee, the Amendments to the Ordinance concerning appointing a Committee for the Affairs of Ireland: The which were twice read;
and, upon the Question, assented unto: And the Ordinance,
with the Amendments, upon the Question, passed; and
ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Colonel Jephson is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee for the Ordinance
concerning Delinquents Estates do meet this Afternoon:
And that Report be made of this Ordinance To-morrow
Sir Robert Pye carried up to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Vote concerning the Granting of Commissions to the Officers of the Eastern Association; and likewise a Vote for enabling the Lord Lieutenant of the County
of Herts to grant Commissions.
Sir Robert Pye brings Answer, That the Lords will
grant a present Conference, as is desired; and that they
do agree to the Two Votes carried by him.
Ordered, &c. That Sir Robert Harley, Mr. Pury, Mr.
Ouldisworth, and Mr. Herbert, do consider of some brief
Declaration to be published and communicated to the
Counties of South-Wales, concerning the Intentions and
Desires of the Parliament in this Cause, maintained by
them for the Preservation of Religion, and asserting the
publick Liberty; and some Instructions for Mr. Herbert
concerning the Communicating of the same: And that
they take care, that Three or Four hundred of the King's
Cabinet-Letters may be communicated unto them.
A Paper from the Scotts Commissioners, of August
14. 1645, reported by Sir Philip Stapleton: The which was
It is Ordered, That, on Monday next, the first Business,
the House do take into Consideration this Paper: And that
Mr. Speaker put the House in mind hereof.
Ordered, &c. That, out of the Lands of Bishops,
Deans, and Chapters of Landaff and St. Davids, there be
Three hundred Pounds per Annum allowed and paid unto
Mr. Henry Walter, Mr. Rich. Symons, and Mr. Walter Cradock, Ministers, during the Pleasure of the House;
equally to be divided between them; viz. One hundred
Pounds per Annum to each, towards their Maintenance in
the Work of the Ministry in South-Wales.
An Ordinance for lending to the Committee of Gloucester the annual Sum of One hundred Pounds, with the
Arrears thereof, being given to a charitable Use, and to
be paid by the Company of Drapers, London, was this
Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed to the Committee of Examinations:
And ordered, That the Company of Drapers be heard upon the Commitment of this Ordinance.
An Ordinance for Continuance of the Ordinance of 20
Febr. 1644, for raising and levying Twenty-one thousand
Pounds monthly, for the Maintenance of the Scotts Army,
for Four Months longer, to begin from the First of July
1645, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed;
and ordered to be carried to the Lords for their Concurrence: And Sir Robert Harley is appointed to carry this
Ordinance to the Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and
The Lords have commanded us to put you in mind of
the Exchange of Sir Wm. Huddleston for Doctor Bastwick:
The Lords did consent to it; and they desire you would
ratify it: Of Major Greye's Petition, now in this House:
The Lords desire you would take it into speedy Consideration; and also the Petition of Major Huncks. That, by
reason of the great Affairs of this House, the Lords have
twice put off the Lord of Stamford's Business: Now they
have appointed Tuesday after Michaelmas for it. And they
desire to communicate unto you, at this Conference, Papers
from the Commissioners of Scotland, touching the Propositions for Peace.
Mr. Whittacre reports, from the Committee of Examinations, the Opinion of That Committee concerning Sir
Wm. Huddleston: Which was, That Colonel Huddleston
shall have Permission to go to Oxford, or into any of the
King's Quarters: But the Lord General's Pass to be taken
from him, and the Speaker's; and not to take Benefit of
the former Order of the House.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Wm. Huddleston, and John
Apleby his Man, shall have a Pass to go to Newark, limited
for Six Days.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do grant his Pass to Sir
Wm. Huddleston's Lady, Isabella Huddleston her Daughter,
Thomas Troughton, Wm. Herbert, John Wright, and Robert Fisher, her Servants, to go to Millon in Cumberland.
Ordered, That Mr. Jesson shall have Leave to go into
the Country for Six Weeks: And that his Service in the
House be, in the mean time, dispensed with.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House hath taken your Message into Consideration:
And, as to That of Doctor Bastwick and Sir Wm. Huddleston, they have put it in a Way: They do agree, That
the Papers from the Scotts Commissioners be offered: As
to the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their
Ordered, That Sir Peter Wentworth shall have Leave to
go into the Country for a Month: And that his Service in
the House, in the mean time, be dispensed with.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee of the Militia of
London do pay the poor Waggoners employed by them in
several Expeditions to Basinge, Newport, Petworth, &c.
and under Major-General Whitchcote into the West; or
give the House their Reasons, Why they do it not, on Monday Morning.
Ordered, That Mr. Whittacre do make the Report concerning the poor Tradesmen, the first Business, To-morrow Morning.
An Ordinance for Draining of the Great Level, extending itself into the Counties of Northampton, Norfolk, Suffolk, Lincolne, Cambridge, Huntington, and the Isle of Ely,
was this Day read the First time; and ordered to be read
the Second time on Monday, between the Hours of Ten
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whitfield and
The Lords have sent unto you an Ordinance concerning
Argier; and another Ordinance concerning the Lady
Sharpeith; to which they desire your Concurrence.
The Ordinance concerning Argier was read; and was in
bæc verba; "It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That Edmund Cason Esquire be sent as
Agent to Argier, with the Ship and Goods prepared, for
the Redemption of the Captives in Argier and Tunnis, and
renewing the ancient Peace with them. And it is further
Ordered, That the Committee of the Admiralty and Navy
do draw up Letters Credential, Commission, Instructions,
and all other Documents fit for him: Which the Speakers of
both Houses are, upon Presentation of the same unto them,
to subscribe; that so the said Agent may, with all Speed,
be sent away;" and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House hath considered of your Message: And, as
to the Ordinance concerning Argier, they do agree: And,
as to the other Ordinance, for the Lady Sharpeith, they
will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Sir Robert Pye Knight, Mr. Sam. Moore, Mr.
John Flackett, Doctor Nath. Wright, Mr. Tho. Blayney,
Mr. Martin Husbands, Mr. Tho. Rawlyns, Mr. Herbert
Perrott, Mr. Thomas Hughes, Mr. Robert Higgons, to be
added to the Committee of Gloucester, Mounmouth, Hereford, Clamorgan, Brecknock, and Radnor: And Sir Robert Harley is appointed to carry these Names to the Lords
for their Concurrence.
Sir Robert Harley brings Answer from the Lords, That
the Lords do agree to the Ordinance for Continuance of
the Ordinance for the Pay of the Scotts Army for Four
Mr. Tate reports from the Conference this Day had with
the Lords, That the Lords delivered a Paper from the
Scotts Commissioners; with this Opinion upon it; That it
may be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to
consider, What Propositions shall be fit to be now sent to
his Majesty: And that, what Bills this House intends to
prepare, they desire they may be dispatched speedily.
Ordered, &c. That the Scotts Papers, delivered by the
Lords this Day at the Conference, be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning, the first Business.
Mr. Knightley reports, from the Committee to whom it
was referred to examine, the Carriage of Lieutenant-Colonel M'Adam concerning the Death of the Man that was
slain at Southampton-House: And that the Soldiers there
were now ready to be shipped.
It is thereupon Ordered, That, upon Sir Adam Loftus
his Engagement, he shall have Leave, and be at Liberty,
to go to see the Soldiers shipped for Ireland.