Die Martis, 27 Januarii, 1645.
THE Order of the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Admiralty and Cinque-Ports, upon
the Negotiation of Dr. Walker, the Parliament's Agent
into Flanders; and a Narrative of the Demands made by
Dr. Walker to the Marquis de Castel Roderigo, Viceroy of
the obedient Provinces under the King of Spaine, and his
Council and Ministers, in pursuit of his Letters of Credence from the Parliament; and a Letter thereupon
grounded, to the said Governor; were all this Day read
and the Narrative and Letter, upon the Question, assented
unto; and ordered to be signed by the Speakers of both
The House took notice of a Pamphlet, intituled, "A
Word to the Wise, displaying great augmented Grievances, and heavy Pressures of dangerous Consequence:"
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of
Examinations: Who are required to make a strict Inquiry
after the Author, Printer, and Divulger of this Pamphlet;
and to give a speedy Account hereof to the House.
Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed to
consider of the Business concerning Mr. Barwis, be revived:
And that they do meet on Thursday next, at Three post meridiem, in the Queen's Court: And that the Knights and
Burgesses of Yorkeshire, Lincolnshire, Lancashire, Northumberland, Cumberland, and Westmerland, be added to this
Committee, as to this Purpose.
A Letter from the Committee of Stafford, of 23 Januarii 1645, relating a great Victory obtained by Captain
Stone's Troop, over Three hundred of the Lichfield Horse,
under the Command of Sir Thomas Tilsley, was this Day
It is Ordered, &c. That Five hundred Pounds be forthwith advanced and paid, out of the Sequestration of the
Earl of Newcastle's Estate, and Lands in the County of
Stafford, towards the defraying the Expence and Charge of
his raising a Troop, which he raised at his sole Charge: And
that One hundred Pounds more be bestowed upon the said
Captain Stone, as a Respect from this House for this Service; to buy him Horses for his own Use.
Ordered, That Fifty Pounds be advanced and paid, out
of the same sequestred Estate of the Earl of Newcastle,
and bestowed upon Captain Stone's Lieutenant, as a Respect
likewise from this House, for the late good Service against
the Forces of Litchfield: And the Committee of the County
of Stafford are hereby injoined, That the Payment of the
respective Sums to Captain Stone, and his Lieutenant, be
carefully and respectively made unto them accordingly.
It is further Ordered, That Mr. Swynfen do prepare a
Letter of Thanks to be sent from this House to Captain
Stone, testifying their Acceptance of his Services.
Mr. Corbet reports the Answer of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common-Council of the City of London, to
the Two Questions demanded by the Committee of this
House, of 8 Decembris last: Which was read.
He further reported several Votes made 8 Januarii
1641, by the Committee of this House appointed to sit in
London, where Mr. Serjeant Wilde had the Chair; together with several Propositions from the City; and the Answers and Resolutions of the said Committee to the said
Propositions: Which were all read.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Wylde do peruse his Papers,
and the Proceedings of the Committee appointed to sit in
London, in January 1641, to consider of the Safety of the
Kingdom, and of the City of London, and of vindicating
the Privileges of Parliament; and be ready to make his
Report thereupon, if there be Cause, on Thursday Morning next. And
It is further Ordered, That the Clerk of this House do,
against that Time, search the Books for the Order whereby
that Committee sat; and what Proceedings have been in
this House, upon any thing transacted by the said Committee.
Sir Henry Mildmay was appointed to carry the Ordinance
for granting the Lands belonging to the Earl of Worcester,
and his Sons, in the County of Southampton, to Lieutenant-General Cromwell, and his Heirs, to the Lords for
their Concurrence: And was to desire them to expedite the
Ordinance for Martial Law.
And the Lords were risen, before he came to them.
The House took into Consideration the Proposition
concerning the Militia of the City of London. And
It is Resolved, &c. That the Militia of the City of
London, and Liberties thereof, may be in the Ordering
and Government of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, in Common-Council assembled, or such as they shall,
from time to time, appoint (whereof the Lord Mayor and
Sheriffs, for the Time being, to be Three); to be employed
and directed, from time to time, in such Manner as shall
be agreed on and appointed by both Houses of Parliament:
And that this shall be one of the Propositions to be now
sent to his Majesty for a safe and well-grounded Peace.
Resolved, &c. That the Proposition concerning an Act
to be passed for granting and confirming the Charters and
Liberties of the City of London shall be now sent to the
Resolved, &c. That the Proposition concerning the
Chief Governor of the Tower of London shall be now sent to
Resolved, &c. That the Proposition concerning the not
Drawing out of the Forces of the City of London, without their own Consent, shall be now sent to the King.
Mr. Snelling delivered a Petition from the Inhabitants of
the Borough of Southwarke: Which was received; and not
Ordered, That the Committee to whom formerly the
Consideration of that Part of the Proposition concerning the Militia of the Parishes without London, and the
Liberties within the weekly Bills of Mortality, was referred,
be revived; and do meet on Thursday next; and make
their Report thereof to the House on Tuesday next; otherwise the House will then proceed to the Consideration and
Ordered, That, on Thursday next, in the Morning, the
first Business, the Propositions for a safe and well-grounded
Peace be all read: And that then the Business concerning
the present sending Propositions to his Majesty be taken
into further Consideration.
Ordered, That, on Thursday next, Report be made of
the Business concerning the Scotts Paper delivered in, touching some Informations given in by Mr. Sollicitor and Mr.
Crew, to the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Ordered, That, on Saturday Morning next, the Report
concerning Major-General Massie, sent from the Lords, be
taken into Consideration.
Ordered, That, on Tuesday next, Report be made, from
the Grand Committee, of the Business touching the Complaint made by Mr. Allen against Mr. Long.
Ordered, That the Sheriff of Sommersetshire be required
forthwith to make Return of the Elections of Burgesses to
serve for Mynhead, Taunton, Bridgwater, Wells, and
Ivellchester, according to the Duty of his Place.