House of Commons Journal Volume 4
12 December 1645

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 12 December 1645', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 4: 1644-1646 (1802), pp. 373-375. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23567 Date accessed: 19 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Die Veneris, 12 Decembris, 1645.

Prayers.

ORdered, That the Lord Mayor be desired to publish and send to the several respective Ministers within the Lines of Communication, and Bills of Mortality, the Order for Thanksgiving for the Reducing of Latham-House; and the Order for a Collection, on the next Lord's Day, for the Relief of the Town of Manchester.

Resolved, &c. That Two full Parts in Three to be divided, of all the Estates of the Members of either House of Parliament, who have not only deserted the Parliament, but have also voted both Kingdoms Traitors, and have not rendered themselves before the First of December 1645, shall be taken, and employed for the Payment of the publick Debts and Damages of the Kingdom: And that this shall be the First Clause of the Ninth Qualification of the now Fifteenth Proposition.

Resolved, &c. That if any of the Persons that are comprehended within the First Clause of the Ninth Qualification of the Fourteenth, now the Fifteenth Proposition, shall not come in, and render themselves to the Parliament, before the Five-and-twentieth Day of March next, they shall then forfeit their whole Estates.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That Two full Parts in Three to be divided, of the Estates of such late Members of either House of Parliament, as sat in the unlawful Assembly at Oxford, and shall not have rendered themselves before the First of December 1645, shall be taken, and employed for the Payment of the publick Debts and Damages of the Kingdom: And that this shall be the Second Clause of the Ninth Qualification of the now Fifteenth Proposition.

Resolved, &c. That if any of the Persons that are comprehended within the Second Clause of the Ninth Qualification of the Fourteenth, now the Fifteenth Proposition, shall not come in, and render themselves to the Parliament, before the Five-and-twentieth Day of March next, they shall then forfeit their whole Estates.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That the Forfeiture, in the Third Clause of the Ninth Qualification of the now Fifteenth Proposition, being formerly One Part in Three, shall be now made One Moiety.

Resolved, &c. That One full Moiety of the Estates of such Persons, late Members of either of the Houses of Parliament, who have deserted the Parliament, and adhered to the Enemies thereof, and shall not have rendered themselves before the First of December 1645, shall be taken, and employed for the Payment of the publick Debts and Damages of the Kingdom: And that this shall be the Third Clause of the Ninth Qualification of the Fourteenth, now Fifteenth Proposition.

Resolved, &c. That if any of the Persons that are comprehended within the Third Clause of the Ninth Qualification of the Fourteenth, now Fifteenth Proposition, shall not come in, and render themselves, before the Five-andtwentieth Day of March next, they shall then forfeit Two Parts of their Estates in Three to be divided.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That a full Third-Part on the Value of the Estates of all Judges and Officers towards the Law, Common or Civil; and of all Serjeants, Counsellors, and Attornies, Doctors, Advocates, and Proctors, of the Law, Common or Civil; and of all Bishops, Clergymen, Masters and Fellows of any College or Hall, in either of the Universities, or elsewhere; and of all Masters of Schools or Hospitals; and of Ecclesiastical Persons; who have deserted the Parliament, and adhered to the Enemies thereof; and have not rendered themselves before the First of December 1645; shall be taken and employed for the Payment of the publick Debts and Damages of the Kingdom: And that this shall be the Tenth Qualification of the now Fifteenth Proposition.

Resolved, &c. That if any of the Persons that are comprehended within the Qualification, concerning Judges, Lawyers, and Divines, shall not come in, and render themselves to the Parliament, before the Twenty-fifth of March next, they shall then forfeit Two Parts of their Estates in Three to be divided.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That the several Orders, concerning Persons coming in before the Twenty-fifth Day of March next, shall be printed and published in all Churches and publick Places in this Kingdom: And the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, that serve for the said several Places, are to take care hereof.

Resolved, &c. That a full Sixth-Part, on the full Value of the Estates of the Persons excepted in the Sixth Qualification, concerning such as have been actually in Arms against the Parliament, or have counselled, or voluntarily assisted, the Enemies thereof, and are disabled, according to the said Qualification, to be taken and employed for the Payment of the publick Debts and Damages of the Kingdom.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That the Rendering and Coming in of Persons to the Parliament, shall be understood of such Persons only, as shall testify their Affections to the Parliament by taking the National Covenant, and the Oath made in April 1645.

To be printed and published.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That all Persons that have or shall come in, and render themselves to the Parliament, shall take the National Covenant, and the Oath of April 1645, before the First of January next; or else to be taken as Spies.

Resolved, &c. That the Committee of Examinations, and all other Committees, that have granted any Order or Leave, whereby any Dispensation is granted to any Person or Persons, contrary to the Meaning of the Ordinances made, concerning such as come out of the King's Quarters, do revoke all such Leaves or Dispensations; and send for such Persons; and put those Ordinances in due Execution against them, according to their Duty, and the true Intent and Meaning of the said Ordinances.

Resolved, &c. That if any of the Persons comprehended within the Qualification, touching those Persons that are to forfeit a Sixth-Part of their Estates on full Value, shall not come in, and render themselves to the Parliament, before the Twenty-fifth Day of March next, they shall then forfeit a full Moiety of their whole Estates.

Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Thorpe, Sir Hen. Heyman, Mr. Wastall, Mr. Samuel Browne;

These Gentlemen are immediately to withdraw, and consider of, and bring in an Order for the Injoining of the Takeing of the Oath mentioned in the Ordinance of April 1645, and of the National League and Covenant, according to the Debate had thereupon this Day in the House.

Ordered, That the several Sums of Two hundred Pounds, and One hundred Pounds, appointed by Order of the Ninth of this present December, to be paid to the Treasurer, for the Garison of Abbingdon, for the Use of the Sussex Forces now in the said Garison, the said Treasurer being absent, shall be forthwith paid unto Mr. Wm. Ball, and Colonel Payne, or either of them, to be employed for the Use of the said Sussex Forces: And the Receipt of the said Wm. Ball, and Colonel Payne, or of either of them, shall be a sufficient Discharge for the Parties paying the said Monies.

Instructions for the Commissioners that are appointed to reside with the Scottish Army, now before Newark, were this Day read; and, one by one, voted; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Instructions for the Commissioners that are appointed to order the Forces of the Parliament before Newark were this Day read; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Sir John Evelyn is appointed to carry these to the Lords.

Ordered, That a Thousand Pounds be forthwith imprested, and advanced, upon Account, out of the Revenue to the Commissioners of both Houses appointed to reside with the Scotts Army, or such as they shall appoint to receive the same, towards the defraying and bearing the Charge of this their Employment: And the Committee of the Revenue is hereby desired to advance, and make Payment of, the said Sum accordingly.

An Ordinance for securing and repaying out of the Receipts of the Excise, in Course, the Sum of Two thousand Pounds, with Interest for the same, for the Forbearance thereof, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum, to such Persons as shall advance and lend the said Sum, for the Service of the said Forces of Lincoln, and * sent to Newark, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Instructions for John Earl of Rutland, Theophilus Earl of Lincoln, Francis Lord Willoughby of Parham, Edward Lord Mountague, Members of the House of Peers; William Pierepoint Esquire, Sir Wm. Armyn Baronet, Sir Arthur Heselrig Baronet, Sir Edward Aiscough, Sir Christopher Wray, Sir Anthony Irby, Knights, Thomas Hatcher, and Wm. Ellys, Esquies, Members of the House of Commons.

WHEREAS, by several Treaties, agreed between the Two Kingdoms, divers Things are to be performed and done, by the joint Advice of both Kingdoms, or their Committees thereunto authorized, which cannot be so well transacted but by those upon the Place: You, or any Three of you, whereof One Peer, and Two Members of the House of Commons, always to be present, have hereby full Power and Authority given you, to go to the Scottish Army, now in England, and to advise, debate, and conclude, with our Brethren of Scotland, or such as shall be authorized by them thereunto, and by joint Advice with them, to put in Execution all such Matters and Things, concerning the well Ordering, Directing, and Disposal of the Forces brought in and employed by them for our Assistance, as shall be found requisite and needful, from time to time, for the Prosecution of this Cause, and the Ends expressed in the Covenant: And have hereby full Power and Authority to order, dispose, and direct, the said Army, according to the Articles of the Treaty.

You shall do your utmost Endeavour, that the Enemy be vigorously prosecuted, and all Advantages taken for the speedy Ending of this War.

You shall take special Care for the Reducing of Newark; and that the Forces do quarter as near thereunto as may be.

You are to do your utmost Endeavours, for the Continuance.. a good Correspondence between the Two Kingdoms, and their Forces.

You are to acquaint them with the great Streights we are in, for want of Money; and, that whatsoever Failing of Payments (according to the Treaty) have been from hence, have not proceeded from any want of Affection or Intention to make good our Engagements.

You are to acquaint them, That a monthly Assessment is made for Maintenance of their Army; and that Care is taken for the speedy Payment thereof.

You are to take care, that, from time to time, exact Musters be taken, by such as you shall appoint, of all the Forces, both Horse and Foot, and Train of Artillery, now under the Command of the General the Earl of Leven; which you shall, ....time to time, certify to both Houses of Parliament.

That there be no Want of Provisions, and other Necessaries, for the Armies; You are hereby authorized to send Warrants, under the Hands of you, or any Three of you, as aforesaid, unto the Counties of Yorke, Lincoln, Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Rutland, Northampton, Cambridg, and the Isle of Elye, or any other Counties adjacent, as you shall think fit, for the furnishing Provisions, and other Necessaries, for the Army: And you are to call to your Assistance, and to name and authorize, such Gentlemen and others, in the aforesaid Counties, as you shall think fit, to be SubCommittees, for the better putting this Instruction in due Execution: And the said Committees in the said several Counties are hereby required to be, from time to time, aiding and assisting to you herein.

You are to endeavour, that all Provisions, or other Necessaries, provided by your Care, be so ordered, that Account may be made what is taken; and that the said Provisions may be discounted, upon the Pay of the said Army, as also whatsoever Provisions have or shall be taken, by the Scottish Forces, either by Ticket or without.

You are to take care, that there be no Plundering, Robbing, or Spoiling of the Countries, where the said Armies shall be: And that equal Justice be done between the Army and the People.

You are to take care, That no Protection be granted to any Delinquent, contrary to the Ordinances of Parliament.

You are further to take care, that the several Ordinances be put in due Execution against Papists and Delinquents, notwithstanding any Protection whatsoever.

You are to acquaint both Houses of your Proceedings, from time to time; and to observe these Instructions, and such farther Directions and Instructions as you shall hereafter receive from both Houses of Parliament.

Instructions for John Earl of Rutland, Theophilus Earl of Lincoln, Francis Lord Willoughby of Parham, Edward Lord Mountague, Members of the House of Peers; Wm. Pierepoint Esquire, Sir Wm. Armyn Baronet, Sir Arthur Hesilrig Baronet, Sir Edward Aiscough, Sir Christopher Wray and Sir Anthony Irby, Knights, Thomas Hatcher and Wm. Ellys Esquires, Members of the House of Commons.

YOU, or any Three or more of you, whereof there is to be One Peer, and Two Members of the House of Commons, always present, have hereby full Power and Authority to order and direct all the English Forces that are or shall be employed for the Reducing of Newark, or that are, or hereafter shall be, employed to join with, or be assisting to, the Scotts Army: And they are, from time to time, to give Obedience to such Orders and Commands as they shall receive from you.