Die Veneris, 26 Decembris, 1645.
ORdered, That, on Monday Morning next, Mr. Bond do
report the Case concerning Sir Robert Nappier: And
that then likewise the Petition of Sir Edward Hales Prisoner
shall be taken into Consideration.
An Ordinance for the Payment of Three thousand
Pounds out of the Receipts of the Excise, in Course, unto
Mr. Francis Vernon, for the Use of reduced Officers, and
others therein mentioned, with a Proviso for the Payment
of Principal and Interest to any Person or Persons, that
shall advance or lend the said Sum, or any Part thereof,
upon the Credit of the said Receipts, was this Day read;
and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent
unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you
these Papers; certain Orders and Directions concerning
Persons that have been in Arms against the Parliament, and
are come in to the Parliament's Quarters: The Lords do
agree to them, with these Amendments; to which they
desire your Concurrence:-A Report from the Committee
of the Admiralty, for the Payment of Nine hundred Ninetyfour Pounds Twelve Shillings and Six-pence, out of the
Ordinance for Eight thousand Pounds, by the Committee
of the House of Commons, for Powder, Match, and Bullet, appropriate for that Use:-An Ordinance to authorize the Passing of a Grant of the Place of Master of the
Hospital of the Savoy, under the Great Seal, unto Mr.
John Bond, for his Life. The Lords have commanded us
to put you in mind of some Names to be added to the
Committee of Sequestrations for the County of Devon,
formerly sent to this House; to which they desire your
Concurrence. They desire you likewise to take into Consideration an Ordinance, formerly sent unto you, for Mr.
The Amendments to the Orders and Directions concerning such as have come in, and submitted to the Parliament,
were read; and, upon the Question, committed to the
Committee that prepared, and formerly brought in the
same to this House; and ordered to be reported, and
taken into Consideration, on Monday in the Afternoon.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House hath considered your Message; and will
send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
Accompts, forthwith to take and perfect the Accompts of
the Treasurers at Wars; and to certify to the House the
State of the said Accompts.
Mr. Scawen reports an Account of the Cash, being an
Estimate of Monies charged upon the Treasurers at Wars
upon the whole Accompt, from the Eight-and-twentieth
of March to the Thirtieth of November last; and an Estimate of Monies discharged upon the whole Accompt; and
likewise an Estimate of Monies received by the Treasurers
at Wars since the last of November to the Twenty-fourth
of December; and likewise an Estimate of Monies paid.
He likewise reported an Estimate of the Arrears of the
Army since the Sixteenth of June 1645.
Ordered, &c. That the Petition of the County of Cambridge be taken into Consideration on Monday next, in the
Afternoon, the first Business.
Ordered, &c. That the Ordinance for reimbursing to
the several Counties the Charges expended by reason of
Alarms be forthwith printed.
Ordered, &c. That the respective Committees of the
several Counties, that have taken up, upon Alarms, any
Monies of the Assessments for Sir Thomas Fairefaxe's
Army, do forthwith repay the same to the High-Collectors,
to be by them paid in to the Treasurers of the Army.
Ordered, &c. That, for such Monies as are short assessed
in the several Counties, the Committee of the Army do
send for the Committees of such Counties, and proceed to
hear and determine all Differences concerning the said
Assessments: And the said Committee of the Army are
required to take care, that, according to their Orders, the
said Monies short assessed, and in Arrear, may be forthwith raised and paid.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee of the Army do
proceed for the speedy Levying and Raising of the Assessments in Arrear from the Town of Lynn, in such Manner
as they are authorized to proceed for the Raising of the
Monies short assessed.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Consideration
of the Committee of the Army, to do as they shall think
fit, in all Cases of Assessments in Arrear, by such Towns or
Villages as have been burned.
The House was informed of an Order of ... Lords
House, for exempting their Parks from Assessments.
The Order was of 12 Novembris 1645; and was read.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That all
ancient Parks, being of the Demesne-Lands belonging to
the Mansion-Houses of any of the Peers or Gentry of this
Realm, are within the Ordinance for Maintaining of Sir
Thomas Fairefaxe's Army; and are to be taxed and assessed,
as other Lands by virtue of the said Ordinance.
Ordered, &c. That a Conference be desired with the
Lords, concerning this Business: And the Committee of
the Army, and Sir Wm. Massam, Mr. John Stephens, Mr.
Lane, Mr. Recorder, and Sir John Evelyn, are to prepare
Reasons to be given to the Lords, touching this Business,
at the Conference: And Mr. Pury is to take care hereof.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
the Army, to send for Sir Anthony Cage, and take such
Course for the Levying of the Assessments payable out of
his Estate to Sir Thomas Fairefaxe's Army, as they shall
Sir Christopher Yelverton brings Answer from the Lords,
That, as to the Vote for Two thousand Five hundred
Pounds, out of Malignants Estates, to Mr. Searle, they
will send Answer by Messengers of their own: And, as
to the Answer to the King's Letter, and the other Particuculars, they do agree.
Mr. Pelham brings Answer from the Lords, That they
do agree to the Ordinance for One thousand Pounds, out
of the Excise, for Croyland.
Ordered, &c. That the respective Sequestrators, and
Committees for Sequestration, and their Sollicitors and
Agents in the several Counties, do take care, That all
Assessments for such Lands, Woods, and Houses, as are
sequestred by them, be, from time to time, paid in by
them: And the Committee of the Army are to take care
Ordered, &c. That this House doth concurr with the
Committee of the Army, That the King's House at Newmarkett is not liable to the Assessment for Sir Thomas Fairefaxe's Army: And that the Township of Newmarkett
ought to bear and pay the whole Assessment taxed upon
them, without charging the said House: And the said
Town are hereby required to assess, raise, and pay in the
said whole Assessment upon their Township, accordingly.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee of the Army do,
according to former Directions, take care to see the Inhabitants in all Places duly satisfied for such Free Quartering
or Quarters, as have been taken by the Army under the
Command of Sir Thomas Fairefaxe, or any Part of the said
Resolved, &c. That the Sub-Commissioners, and all
other the Officers employed in and about the Excise, shall
and do pay the Assessments set upon them, as other Persons
do, for the Maintenance of Sir Thomas Fairefaxe's Army:
And are to have no Exemption above other Persons in that
Ordered, &c. That such Members of either House of
Parliament as are only Lodgers, and have no Houses, or
Occasion to detain them here, but to give their Attendance
on the Parliament, shall not be assessed as Lodgers, for
Ordered, &c. That such Members of either House, as
come to these Parts, only to give their Attendance upon
the Parliament, and have or shall take Houses for their
necessary Accommodations during the Time of such their
Attendance, shall pay to all Assessments within the Cities
of London, Westminster, and Lines of Communication, laid
by Parliament, according to the Value of their Rent, only
according to the Ordinance, and not otherwise.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Scawen do proceed in his Report from the Committee of the Army, To-morrow