Die Veneris, 9 Januarii, 1645.
REsolved, &c. That Serjeant Birkhead shall, upon the
Death of Serjeant Hunt, attend this House; and receive and enjoy all Profits and Advantages thereunto belonging, in as ample Manner as Serjeant Hunt, or any
other, hath, or ought to have enjoyed the said Office: And
that Mr. Rigby do prepare and bring in an Ordinance, for
granting the same to him, accordingly.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Broad and Mr. Vernon, to state the several Cases of the poor Widows and
Soldiers Wives, and of the Waggoners, and such as have
been employed in the Train of Artillery, and of their Wives
and Widows, who do claim any Monies or Pay, as due to
their Husbands, for any Service to the Parliament; and to
represent their several Cases immediately to the House.
Ordered, That a Warrant shall issue forth, under Mr.
Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in
Chancery, to issue forth a Writ, under the Great Seal, for
the Election of Two Burgesses for the Borough of Great
Bedwyn in the County of Wiltes, in the places of Sir Walter
Smith and Sir Richard Harding, disabled, by Judgment
of this House, to sit or serve as a Member in this present
Upon the Report from the Committee for Foreign Affairs, sent from the Lords 26 Decembris 1645, desiring
the Concurrence of this House thereunto;
It is Ordered, That the Committee of this House for
Powder, Match, and Bullet, do make Payment of Nine
hundred Ninety-four Pounds and Twelve Shillings due to
David Heempsen and John Simpkinsen, Merchant-Strangers,
for Powder furnished by them for the Service of the State,
as appears by several Orders directed to Sir Gilbert Gerard,
Treasurer at Wars, for present Payment: Which notwithstanding, they are yet unpaid the said Sum, out of the Ordinance of Five thousand Pounds, due the First of July
next, appropriate for that Use.
A Letter to be sent to the Committees in the Country,
for Sending up of Witnesses against Mr. David Jenkins,
was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
The Amendments, returned in a Message from the Lords,
to the Ordinance for taxing Glamorganshire, and other
Counties in Wales, were this Day read; and, upon the
Question, assented unto.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have returned this Ordinance, for the Treasurers at Wars: It moved first from this House; and the
Lords do agree to it; with these Amendments, to which
they desire your Concurrence. They desire your Concurrence likewise in the Making of a Sheriff for Cumberland.
They commanded us to put you in mind of an Order concerning Sir Trevour Williams and Mr. Morgan; and of the
Ordinance concerning Mr. Mortimer: Which they desire
may be expedited.
The Lords Amendments to the Ordinance for continuing
the Committee for the Army, and Treasurers at Wars,
were this Day read: And, as to the First, Second, Third,
Fourth, and Fifth Amendments, which make the Quorum
in the Ordinance to be One Peer, and Two Members of the
House of Commons, they do adhere to the Ordinance, as
it went from hence: As to the rest, they do agree.
Ordered, &c. That a Conference be desired with the
Lords, concerning the Amendments, sent from the Lords,
to the Ordinance for continuing the Committee of the
Army, and Treasurers at Wars: And are to prepare Reasons, Why this House cannot agree to those Amendments
which make the Quorum.
Mr. Scawen, Mr. Pury, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Recorder, are appointed Managers of this Conference.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House hath considered your Message: And, as to
all the Particulars thereof, will send Answer by Messengers
of their own.
Mr. Speaker, according to former Order, told Sir Henry
Vane, That the House had taken notice of his great Service
done to the Parliament, in his late Employment in Scotland: And doth give you Thanks for it.
Ordered, &c. That the Business concerning Ireland be
taken into Consideration on Monday Morning: And that
Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind hereof.
The House being acquainted, That divers of the Common-Council of the City of London were at the Door;
They were called in: And Mr. Alderman Fowke, in the
Name of the City, for the better enabling them to pay
their Arrears due for the Fortifications; and to maintain
their Guards for the Security of the Parliament, and of the
City, and whole Kingdom; did desire, That Twenty thousand Pounds may be charged upon the Excise, in Course,
and Two thousand Pounds per mensem, for Six Months,
upon the said Receipts, or out of any Treasure; or, if that
be not convenient, That then the whole Thirty-two
thousand Pounds may be charged upon the Excise, in
Course, with Interest, to be employed for the Purposes
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Thirty-two thousand
Pounds, together with Interest for the same, be charged
upon the Receipts of the Excise, by Ordinance of 11 Septembris 1643, in Course, after other Sums already ordered
to be charged upon the said Receipts for the Use of the
Army, are first satisfied; and shall be employed for the Use
of the City of London: And that an Ordinance be brought
in, for the Payment of the same, accordingly.
Sir Henry Mildemay went to the Lords to desire a Conference, concerning the Rules and Directions to be observed
by such as come in to the Parliament; and upon the Alterations to the Ordinance for the Continuance of the
Treasurers at War: And
Brings Answer, That, as to the Granting of a present Conference, the Lords will send Answer by Messengers of their
Sir Henry Mildemay went to the Lords, to acquaint them,
That, by reason of some important Business Yesterday,
this House could not meet the Lords at the Conference:
But they are ready to give them a Conference upon these
Particulars, when the Lords shall desire it.
Ordered, &c. That the Lord President of Munster do
give an Account to the Committee of Lords and Commons
for Irish Affairs, of the State of the Kingdom of Ireland,
and the Occasion of his coming over.
That the Houses do agree unto the last Alteration of the
Scotts Commissioners in the Letter to be sent to the King,
with the Addition of these Words, "being assented unto
by your Majesty."
And then the Alteration will run thus; "Which, being
assented unto by your Majesty, we conceive will be the only
Way whereby your Majesty can give Satisfaction and Security to your Kingdoms."
And it is referred to the Members of both Houses that
are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to communicate
This to the Scotts Commissioners; and to confer with them
thereupon; and to offer them Reasons for their assenting to
this Alteration: And, if they shall assent unto the Letter,
so altered, that then they send it away, accordingly, as was
formerly appointed: And if they shall not assent unto it,
that then they shall have Power to alter the whole last Part
of the Letter; and to advise with the Scotts Commissioners
thereupon; and to report it to the House.
An humble Petition of the Gentlemen and Freeholders
of the County of Somersett was this Day delivered in to the
House, concerning the Election of their Knights of the
Shire. And, in regard the House had received former Petitions of the like Nature, nothing was done upon it.
Reasons to be given, Why this House cannot agree to
the Amendments, from the Lords, to the Ordinance for
Continuance of the Treasurers of the Army, were read;
and assented unto.
Mr. Browne carried to the Lords the Order concerning
the Reference to the Members of both Houses that are of
the Committee of both Kingdoms, touching the Letter to
be sent to his Majesty.
Ordered, &c. That the Letters and Papers from the
Commissioners at Newarke be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
the Northern Association, to consider, What is fit to be
offered to the Consideration of the House, for the Good
and Safety of those Counties; and to propound it to the
House: And that the Members of the Counties within that
Association, that are come into the House upon late Elections, be added to this Committee.
Mr. Samuel Browne brings Answer from the Lords,
That they do agree fully and in every Particular, with this
House, concerning the Papers from the Scotts Commissioners, touching the Answer to be returned to the King's
Letter; and for referring the said Answer and Paper to the
Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of
Ordered, &c. That Sir Henry Vane be heard to make
his Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms, the
first Business, To-morrow Morning.
Sir Henry Mildmay brings Answer from the Lords, That
they are ready for a Conference, touching the Business for
which the Conference was appointed Yesterday.
Several Letters from Tiverton, of the Fourth and Fifth
of this instant January; with a Copy of a Proclamation set
forth by the Prince of Wales; were this Day read.
Ordered, &c. That, on Tuesday next, the House take into
Consideration the Business of the Prince's being in the
Head of an Army against the Parliament.
Ordered, &c. That the Report from the Committee of
both Kingdoms, concerning Hurst-Castle, be reported To-morrow Morning, the Second Business.
Ordered, &c. That Leave be given to Mr. Hallowes,
a Member of this House, and the rest of the Members of
that County, to be examined at the Committee of Examinations, in the Cause concerning Sir John Gell.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Heath and
The Lords are willing, that at this Conference, if this
House see Cause, the Particulars for which a Conference
was this Day desired, may be imparted.
An Ordinance for the Payment of Five hundred Pounds,
out of the Receipts of the Excise, unto Mr. John Whitchcote, the Governor of Windsor, for the Use of the said
Garison, was this Day read; and, upon the Question,
passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to bring you this Ordinance: It is to prevent Suits against such as come in to the
Parliament: To which they desire your Concurrence:-A
Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms; with a
Letter from Colonel Dalbyer: Which they desire you to
take into your serious and speedy Consideration:-A Petition
from divers Hertforshire Gentlemen; and an Order to
make Colonel Harley General of the Horse for that Shire,
and Radnorshire: To which they desire your Concurrence.
- The Lords understand, that the Lady Marquisse of
Winchester is restrained by the Committee of Examinations:
And they have commanded us to let you know, That, besides
that she is a Peeress of this Realm, she had a Pass to come
to this Town, from the Lords: And they have now
thought fit to commit her to the Gentleman-Usher of their
House; and desire she may be delivered to him, accordingly: - The Petition of Widow Gardner; and the Petition of Major Christo. Mathewes; both which they refer
to your Consideration.
Ordered, &c. That the several Particulars of this Message be taken into Consideration on Tuesday next.
The First Messengers were called in: And the House
returned this Answer; That this House doth agree, that
those Things for which a Conference was this Day desired,
may be imparted at this Conference.
Ordered, &c. That the Examination of the Information
of the Business this Day given to the House, concerning
some Design against the Parliament, be referred to the Committee for Whitehall.
The Second Messengers were called in: And the House
returned this Answer; That they had taken the Particulars
of their Message into Consideration; and will send Answer
to them, by Messengers of their own.