Die Martis, 2 Decembris, 1645.
THE Grand Committee sat; and proceeded in the
Consideration of the Propositions for a safe and
Sir Thomas Widdrington in the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir Thomas Widdrington presents, from the Grand Committee, a Bill concerning the Great Seal.
He further reported a Clause to be added to the End
of the Clause, concerning Humphry Bennett, &c.: The
which was read; and, upon the Question, passed; and
ordered to be added accordingly.
The which Clause was in hæc verba; viz.
"Be removed from his Majesty's Council, and be restrained from coming within the Verge of the Court: And
that they may not, without the Advice and Consent of both
Houses of the Parliament of England, or the Estates of the
Parliament of Scotland, respectively, bear any Office, or
have any Employment, concerning the State or Commonwealth: And, in case any of them shall offend therein, to be
guilty of High-Treason, and incapable of any Pardon
from his Majesty; and their Estate to be disposed as both
Houses of the Parliament in Scotland, respectively, shall
think sit: And that one full Third-Part, upon full Value, of
the Estates of the Persons aforesaid, made incapable of
Employment, as aforesaid, to be employed for the Payment of the publick Debts and Damages, according to the
Sir John Evelyn went up to the Lords, to desire a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, so soon as shall stand
with their Lordships Conveniency, concerning the Propositions for a safe and well-grounded Peace.
He likewise carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence,
the Ordinance concerning the * *.
An Ordinance for securing such as shall lend the Sum
of Thirty-one thousand Pounds, for the Use of... Scotts,
or any Part thereof, and for the Repayment of them, with
Interest after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. for the
Forbearance thereof, was this Day read; and ordered to
be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee, formerly appointed
to go into the City for the Borrowing of the Thirty-one
thousand Pounds for the Scotts Army, upon their Advance
to Newarke, be revived: And that Sir Wm. Armyn and
Sir Anthony Ireby be added to That Committee: And that
they use their best Endeavours for the speedy Procuring of
Ordered, &c. That the Cloaths, to the Value of Six thousand Pounds, be...... Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall for
the Scotts Army; and meere here; and be accounted for so
much of the Pay and Entertainment of the Scotts Army.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Heath and
The Lords have sent us with a Message to these Particulars: The Ordinance for Bristoll: It came from this House;
and they agree to it, with these Amendments; to which
they desire your Concurrence:-A Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms, concerning the Command of
the Forces about Newarke: They have made upon it this
Resolution; and desire your Concurrence in it:-A Report
from the Committee of the Admiralty, concerning some
Sea-Laws: To which they desire your Concurrence.
They do specially recommend unto you the Votes concerning Hancock: And they likewise specially recommend
unto you the Earl of Nottingham's Petition.
The Amendments to the Ordinance for Bristoll were
read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Resolved, &c. That the Establishment passed this House
for the Garison of Bristoll be sent unto the Lords for their
The Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms,
concerning the Command of the Forces about Newark,
when they shall be all come up together, was read; and
the Resolution of the Lords thereupon; viz. "Resolved,
That General Velin shall command in Chief all the Forces,
both English and Scotts, that are now, or shall be, employed
before Newarke, during their Continuance there.
Sir Wm. Waller reports, from the Committee of both
Kingdoms, a Letter from General Levin, dated, upon
the March, at Sutton, 27 Novembris 1645; relating the
Coming of the Scotts Army to Muskam-Bridge; and a
Paper from the Scotts Commissioners, of 1 Decembris
1645; desiring Cloaths, and other Necessaries, for their
Army: The which were both read.
Sir John Evelyn brings Answer, That, as to the Ordinance for the Prince's Servants, they will send Answer by
Messengers of their own; and will give you a Conference
To-morrow at Ten of Clock, in the Painted Chamber.
Sir Thomas Widdrington, Mr. Thorpe, Mr. Ellis, Mr.
Grimston, are appointed Managers of the Conference.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to reside
upon the Place with the Armies before Newarke, to meet
with the Committee of the Scotts, and be a joint Committee of both Kingdoms.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords be desired to concurr
herein: And that this be delivered To-morrow at the Conference.
Sir Anthony Irby is to desire this may be Part of the
A Letter from the Committee at Nottingham, of 28
Novembris 1645, from Nottingham, was this Day read:
Ordered, That this Letter, and the Letters from the
County of Lincolne, be referred to the Committee of the
Eastern Association, and to the Members of this House
that serve for the respective Counties of Yorke, Nottingham, Derby, Lincolne, Leicester, and Rutland: Who are
to consider thereof this Afternoon; and to meet in the
Duchy-Chamber: And have Leave to sit, notwithstanding the Sitting of the House.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee of Goldsmiths-Hall
do sit this Afternoon, notwithstanding the Sitting of the
Resolved, &c. That Four hundred Musquets, Two hundred Pikes, Five hundred Swords and Belts, Six hundred
Bandaleers, for the Lincolneshire Foot; Four hundred
Swords and Belts, One hundred Musquets, Four hundred
Bandaleers, for the Foot of the Town of Lynn; and Two
hundred Swords and Belts, and Two hundred Bandaleers,
for the Foot at Boston; and One hundred Barrels of Powder, with Match and Bullet proportionable, for the Service
of the Forces against Newarke; shall be forthwith provided
and furnished out of the publick Stores: And the Committee for Stores are to take care for the speedy Providing
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Two thousand Pounds
shall be paid, in Course, out of the Receipts of Excise, for
the paying for the Arms and Ammunition this Day appointed to be furnished out of the publick Stores, for the
Service of the Forces of Lincolneshire and Lynn, now
Resolved, &c. That the Proceed out of the Assessments
set at Haberdashers-Hall, of such Persons as live in the
Western Association, for their Twentieth, or Fifth, and
Twentieth-Parts, not exceeding * *, shall be employed
towards the Raising of Forces for the Garison of Bristoll,
and for other Services of the West; and be employed, as
the Committee of the West shall direct.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
SIR Robert Harley to be heard To-morrow Morning
.... a Report from the Committee of Privileges.
The humble Petition of Susan Blakeston, Wife to John
Blakeston Esquire, a Member of this House, was this
Day read: And
It is thereupon Ordered, That, upon the Composition
to be made by Mr. Hudson, the Fine to be paid for the
same shall be paid over to Mr. John Blakeston, towards
the Satisfaction of his Losses; excepting only Five thousand Pounds thereof, formerly disposed otherwise by Order
of this House.
Mr. Goodwyn reports several Petitions formerly referred
to that Committee.
Upon the Report of the Case of Mr. Carter, lately deceased;
It is Ordered, &c. That, for the Discharge of such Monies as are due for his Lodging, Diet, and other Necessaries, during his Sickness, and for his Interring, that the
Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers-Hall, do forthwith pay unto Mr.
Godolphine and Mr. Rouse, or such as they shall appoint
to receive the same, the Sum of Fifty Pounds, for his Burial, and other the Purposes aforesaid.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein: And the
Care hereof is referred to Mr. Godolphin and Mr. Rouse.
Upon the humble Petition of the Earl of Nottingham;
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of
the Revenue, to consider of the State and Value of the
Seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury at Croydon, now in
the Possession of the Earl of Nottingham. And
It is further Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Surrey, to consider, What Monies may be raised,
in a convenient Manner, out of the Two Parts of the
Estates of Papists in the said County; and to report the
same to the House.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
Accompts, to state and cast up the Accompts of Colonel
Upon the humble Petition of Francis Webb, of London,
It is Ordered, That Seven hundred Pounds shall be paid,
out of the Receipts of the Excise, in Course, unto the said
Francis Webb, upon Account, in Part of the Debt of Five
thousand One hundred Twenty-eight Pounds Nine Shillings and Eight-pence, due to him from the Parliament,
for Arms and other Necessaries, furnished by him for
Upon the humble Petition of divers Merchants of London, whose Names were subscribed to the said Petition;
viz. Edward Knight, John Freeman, and Seven-andtwenty others;
It is Ordered, That the Sum of Two thousand Pounds
be paid unto them, proportionably, according to their
several Debts, upon Account, in Part of Satisfaction of
them: And that One thousand Pounds, Part of the said
Two thousand Pounds, be paid by the Committee of
Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers-Hall, in Course.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, &c. That One thousand Pounds, Residue of
the said Two thousand Pounds, shall be paid, in Course,
out of that Moiety of the Compositions, which are not
already yet charged.
Ordered, &c. That the Residue of the entire Debt due
to the said Twenty-seven Merchants, and to Mr. Francis
Webb, shall be paid to them, proportionably, according
to their respective Debts, in Course, out of that Moiety
of Compositions with Delinquents not yet charged.
Upon the humble Petition of the Advance-Creditors of
Sir Thomas Dawes, and of the Creditors of his Majesty's
Resolved, &c. That the Annuity of One hundred
Pounds per Annum to Mrs. Blythe; and the annual Pensions given to the Alms-People of Putney, by Sir Abraham
Dawes his last Will, be continued: And that the Residue
of the Money already raised by the said Sequestration,
forthwith be distributed; and That which shall be raised
hereafter, at the End of every Six Months; the one Moiety
to the Advance-Creditors, and the other Moiety to the
Creditors of his Majesty's Royal Children.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Thomas Aberley and Mr. Thomas Snelgrave, Two of the principal Creditors, be added
to the Sequestrators: And that such further Power be given
to the Sequestrators, as by all other Sequestrations is given.
Resolved, &c. That in regard the Commissioners for
the Customs are not to pay any Monies but by special Order of this House, that the said Commissioners are hereby
ordered forthwith to pay all such Fees as are due and in
Arrear, and, from time to time, shall be due to Sir Thomas Dawes, and Mr. John Dawes, or either of them, in
respect of their Offices, to the said Sequestrators.
Resolved, &c. That the Assessment of Five hundred
Pounds, imposed upon Sir Thomas Dawes' Estate, for his
Twentieth-Part, be discharged.
Resolved, &c. That Harbottle Grimston Esquire, Executor of John Harvy Esquire, deceased, late a Member
of this House, be taken in amongst the advancing Creditors of Sir Thomas Dawes, to receive Satisfaction for the
Debt due to the said Mr. Harvy, out of the Profits of the
Estates of the said Sir Thomas Dawes and John Dawes,
now in Sequestration, in Proportion with the said advanceing Creditors.
Upon reading the humble Petition of many poor distressed Waggoners and Widows;
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of
Petitions where Mr. Goodwyn hath the Chair, to take Order, That it may appear what is due to every one of them;
and what they have already received upon any former Order or Warrant; and to consider of some speedy Course
for the Payment of what is remaining due to them; and
present the same to the House.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Goodwyn do report the Business concerning the Dutch Officers, the first Business, on
Monday next, in the Afternoon.