Die Sabbati, Septembris 6, 1645.
ORdered, That Sir William Sydley, for his Health and
Education, and the Lady Sidley his Mother, a Tutor,
and Two-Men Servants, to attend the said Sir William;
and Two Men-Servants, and Three Maid-Servants, to
attend the said Lady; with such necessary Accommodations as Mr. Speaker shall think fit; shall have Leave to
embarque themselves, and to be embarqued, on board any
Ship or Ships, in any the Ports under the Power of the
Parliament; and to be transported into France, or other
Parts beyond the Seas.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Harley do report the Business
concerning the Election of a Burgess for the Borough of
Cockermouth on Tuesday next.
An Ordinrnce for enabling the Committee of the Militia to raise, maintain, and set forth, Five hundred
Horse, and Five hundred Dragoons, to be employed for
the Assistance of Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army, was this
Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the
Question, committed unto Sir Philip Stapleton, Mr.
Whitelock, Sir Simon D'Ewes, Mr. Pury, Mr. Prideaux,
Mr. Greene, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Long, Mr. Knightley, Mr.
Pennington, Mr. Scawen, Colonel Venn, Mr. Nicoll, or
any Three of them: Who are presently to withdraw upon
it: And Mr. Pury is to take care of it.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and
The Lords have commanded us to put this House in
mind of an Ordinance late sent from them: It concerns
the Making of Mr. Baldwyn Gentleman-Porter of the
Tower: And they desire a speedy Dispatch of it.
An Ordinance for constituting and appointing John
Baldwyn Gentleman to be Gentleman-Porter, or ChiefPorter, of the Tower, in the place of John Langston Gentleman, during the Pleasure of both Houses of Parliament, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for
their Concurrence, by Mr. Nicoll.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House hath considered their Lordships Message; and
will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Nicoll carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence,
the Ordinance and Instructions for a Comptrol upon the
Excise: The Ordinance for appointing the Commissioners
of the Great Seal to consider of fit Persons to be made
Judges: The Ordinance for granting a Moiety of the
Excise in the Town and County of Darby, for the Maintenance of the Forces of the said Town and County.
He was to put the Lords in mind of the Committees
Names for the Eastern Association; and of the Ordinance
for Sale of Papists and Delinquents Estates.
A Declaration for vindicating the Parliament from
Aspersions laid upon them; That their Intentions were to
gratify our Brethren of Scotland with the Lands and
Estates of the Inhabitants of the Dominions of Wales, for
their Assistance afforded to this Kingdom, was this Day
read twice; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence, by
Mr. Lisle presented to the House the humble Certificate of the Committee for taking the Accompts of the
whole Kingdom, of the Sixteenth of August 1645: Which
was read; and was The State of the Accompt of Sir William Waller.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Accompts, to allow Sir Wm. Waller the Pay of Ten Pounds
per diem, as Major-General, for Eight hundred and
Twenty Days: And that the Five hundred Pounds,
charged in his Accompt, as Part of his personal Pay, be
taken off: And that he be admitted to account for it as
disbursed by him for the Service of the State: And that his
Accompt be stated according to these Allowances and
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee,
formerly appointed for my Lord General, to consider of
the many great and faithful Services performed by him
to this great Cause undertaken and maintained by the Parliament; and to consider of some Way for the Payment
of him his Arrears; and of some Mark of Honour, that
may remain as a Testimony, in Acknowledgment of his
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Accompts, to take the Accompts, and cast up the Arrears,
of Sir Arthur Heselrige; and to allow unto him, upon
his Accompts, the Entertainment of a General of Horse.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers-Hall, do
forthwith pay unto Colonel William Strode Three hundred
Pounds, lent by him to Sir William Waller, at Bathe, to
supply the Necessities of that Army, in June 1643.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That the House do meet on Wednesday next,
in the Afternoon; and do take into Consideration the
Reports from the Committee to whom the Consideration
of the Petitions of several Persons was referred.
Ordered, That Mr. Whittacre do report the Ordinance
for settling a new Excise upon several Commodities, for
Pay of the poor Tradesmen, upon Tuesday Morning, the
Mr. Nicoll brings Answer from the Lords, That as
to the Ordinance concerning the Comptrol upon the Excise;
the Ordinance for Sale of Delinquents Estates; and the
Names of the Committees for the Eastern Association;
they will send Answer by Messengers of their own: And
as to the Ordinance for constituting Mr. Baldwyn Gentleman-Porter of the Tower; the Ordinance for the Moiety
of the Excise for Darbyshire; and the Ordinance for enabling the Commissioners of the Great Seal to nominate
Judges; they do agree.
An Ordinance for securing Three thousand Pounds,
with Interest for the same, to the Commissioners of Excise,
out of the Receipts of the Excise, upon the Ordinance of
22 Maii 1645; the said Three thousand Pounds being
advanced by the said Commissioners for the Provision of
Powder, Match, and Bullet, for the publick Stores, was
this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
A Letter from the Earl of Warwick, from Leez, of
the Fifth of September 1645, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That Sir Henry Mildmay do prepare a
Letter, to be written to the Earl of Warwick, to give him
Thanks for his Service, in raising the Country upon the
Ordered, That Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir William Massam,
Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Sollicitor, Mr. Corbett, and
Sir Henry Heyman, do prepare a Letter to the Committee
of Essex, to give them likewise Thanks; and, in it, to
take notice, That the Commission to the Earl of Warwick is determined; and to signify unto them, that this
House hath undertaken to pay the Eight hundred Horse,
sent into Lincolnshire, during the Time they shall be upon
that Service; out of a Care, that the Monies designed for
Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army may not be otherwise employed.
Ordered, That the Treasurers and Collectors in the Counties of Norfolke, Suffolke, and Cambridge, do not, upon any
Occasion whatsoever, divert or make use of the Monies
rated, collected, and designed, for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's
Army; and that the Gentlemen appointed to prepare the
Letter to the Committee of Essex do prepare Letters to
the Committees of these respective Counties, accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Rosseter shall still remain
in the County of Lincolne, for Defence of the said County
and Association, and for keeping in the Forces of Newarke, notwithstanding the former Votes, requiring him to
come Southward, and pursue the King's Forces, and to
assist Sir Thomas Fairfax: And that the Horse sent from
the Associated Counties into the County of Lincolne to
remain there, for the Defence of the said County, shall be
put under the Command of Colonel Rosseter, during the
Time of their Service there.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning Sending of
Cloth into Ireland, upon the Account of Mr. John Davyes,
to the Forces in Ulster; and the Instructions for Mr.
Ansloe and Sir Robert King; be taken into Consideration
on Tuesday next, peremptorily: And that Mr. Speaker
do put the House in mind hereof.
Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed to
consider of raising a Way of Livelihood for the Prince
Elector Palatine, where Mr. Trenchard has the Chair, do
bring in an Ordinance for Raising of Eight thousand Pounds
per Annum, out of the Estates presented by Mr. Trenchard,
to continue during the Pleasure of both Houses; with such
Provisoes, as that it may not prejudice the Sale of these
Estates, upon Occasion.
Ordered, That the Committee for Whitehall be required
to view and inventory the Robes at Whitehall, and take
care for Securing and Safe-guarding of them: And that they
shall have Power to examine any Person concerning them:
And likewise, that they do view and inventory the King's
Watches; and take care to secure and safe-guard them:
And likewise, to view the King's Cabinet, and to inventory the Goods and Things there; and take care to
secure and safe-guard the same.
Mr. Pury reports the Amendments to the Ordinance
for enabling the Committee of the Militia of London to
raise and send forth Five hundred Horse, and Five hundred Dragoons, for the present Service: 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 to the Lords for their