Die Martis, 10 Februarii, 1645.
ORdered, &c. That Mr. Speaker do issue forth his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue
a Writ, for the new Election of Two Knights to serve in
this present Parliament for the County of Nottingham, in
the places of Sir Thomas Hutchinson, formerly chosen, and
since deceased, and of Mr. Sutton, formerly chosen, and since
disabled, for adhering to the Enemies against the Parliament.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Speaker do issue forth his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue a
Writ, for the new Election of a Knight and a Burgess, to
serve in this present Parliament for the Town of Carmarthen and Carmarthenshire, in the place of * * * *.
Resolved, &c. That Thanks be given to Major-General
Browne, for his great Services, faithfully performed to the
Parliament and Kingdom, in his Care of Abingdon, and
other his good Services.
Mr. Speaker, accordingly, gave him the Thanks of this
Ordered, &c. That, this Day Sevennight, peremptorily,
the Consideration of easing the People from their Sufferings under Committees be taken into Debate in this House:
And that Mr. Speaker put the House in mind hereof.
Ordered, &c. That the Business informed against the
Committee of Henley, of most cruelly using a Woman,
and forcing out her Tongue, and nailing it to a Sign-Post,
whilst Three Companies might march by, and the other
Circumstances of her Usage, be referred to the Examination and Consideration of the Committee of Examinations:
And that likewise the Information, concerning the Committee's rescuing one from Arrest, be referred to the Examination of this Committee: And they are suddenly to
fall upon the Consideration of these Informations; and to
make speedy Report to the House: And are likewise to
consider of the double Contributions complained of.
Ordered, &c. That Sir Wm. Lower and Captain Dunbar,
now Prisoners at Abingdon, who formerly served the Parliament, and have deserted their Service, be tried, and
proceeded against, according to the Course of War.
Ordered, &c. That Major Colt, now at Gloucester, be
sent for, as a Delinquent; and be delivered over to the Governor of the Garison of Abingdon, to be there tried for
holding Intelligence with the Enemy: And the Committee
of Gloucester are hereby injoined and required to send him
to Abingdon accordingly.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. James Powell be forthwith sent
for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on
Ordered, &c. That the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall
do, peremptorily, and in the first place, pay the Eighteen
hundred Pounds, formerly appointed to be paid by that
Committee, for the Use of the Garison of Abingdon.
Sir Henry Mildmay is appointed to go to the Lords, to
put them in mind of the Necessity of passing the Ordinance
for Martial Law; and to desire them to expedite their Resolutions therein.
He is likewise to put the Lords in mind of the Order
for Beating up of Drums for Volunteers; to put the Lords
in mind of the Votes concerning the Church.
He carried likewise to the Lords, for their Concurrence,
the Order for Four Pounds per Week to Sir James Harrington for his present Support, out of Haberdashers-Hall:
the Order for Colonel Nedham and Major Cambridge to
have Commissions, the one to be Governor, and the other
Mayor, of Leicester: And was to desire, That the Lords will
concurr with this House, That the Members of both Houses,
that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, may communicate to the Scotts Commissioners the Vote of both
Houses, for reducing the Number of the Scotts Horse; and
to acquaint them, That this House is now in Agitation of
the Propositions to be sent to the King; and to desire
them to appoint another Time for this Conference.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords desire a Conference, by Committees of both
Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand
with the Conveniency of this House, concerning the CityPropositions sent from this House, to be now sent to the
King. They do further desire to put this House in mind
of an Ordinance they formerly sent to this House, concerning the Mastership of an Hospital in Leicester.
Ordered, &c. That the Ordinance, concerning the Master
of the Hospital of Leicester, be taken into Consideration
on Monday in the Afternoon, the first Business.
Resolved, &c. That the Members of both Houses, that
are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, do communicate
unto the Scotts Commissioners, the Resolution of both
Houses for reducing the Scotts Horse to the Number prescribed by the Treaty.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, &c. That Sir Henry Mildmay do acquaint the
Lords, That this House is now very busy upon the Propositions to be sent to the King; and therefore to desire
them, That they will appoint some other Time for this
Ordered, &c. That, on Monday next, in the Afternoon,
the first Business, the Ordinance concerning the Mastership of the Hospital of Leicester be reported, and taken
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House hath considered their Lordships Message: And, as
to the Conference, they will send Answer by Messengers of
their own. They have appointed a Time to take into
Consideration the Ordinance concerning the Mastership of
the Hospital of Leicester; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Sir Henry Mildmay brings Answer, That, to all the Particulars carried up by him, the Lords will send Answer by
Messengers of their own.
The First Amendment, from the Lords, to the First Qualification of the Fifteenth Proposition, was read.
And the Question being propounded, For adhering to the
Excepting of the Earl of Derby, in the said First Qualification;
The Question was put, Whether this Question should
be now put, or no:
And the House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
Sir Wm. Waller,
||Tellers for the Yea:
|Sir Peter Wentworth,
||With the Yea,
Sir Antho. Irby,
||Tellers for the Noe:
||With the Noe,
Resolved, &c. That the Lords Amendments to the
Fifteenth Proposition, and the several Qualifications, be
taken into Consideration on Thursday Morning next.
The Question being put, Whether the House would
agree to the Saving, sent from the Lords, to be added to
the One-and-twentieth Proposition concerning Ireland;
It passed with the Negative.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee formerly appointed to consider of the Ordinance concerning
Coats of Arms, and Heraldry, to consider of the Lord
Saye's Claim to the Wardenship of the Cinque-Ports, and
Constableship of the Castle of Dover: And that all the
Lawyers of the House, and the Gentlemen that serve for
the Cinque-Ports, be added to the said Committee: And
are to meet at the usual Place To-morrow in the Afternoon.
Resolved, &c. That the Proceedings of this House,
touching the Propositions to be speedily sent to the King,
be communicated to the Lords at a Conference: And that
this Conference be desired To-morrow Morning: And
that the Lords be desired, if they shall concurr with what
this House hath done, that they will concurr, they may be
speedily communicated by the Members of both Houses
that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to the Scotts
Commissioners; and their speedy Answer desired: And
that they be acquainted, That the Proposition concerning
Delinquents shall be sent unto them.
Sir Thomas Dacres is appointed to go to the Lords, to
desire a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, at such
Time as their Lordships shall think most convenient, concerning the Propositions to be forthwith sent to the King.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Justice Phesant and
Mr. Justice Rolle;
The Lords have commanded us to wait on you; they
have lately received a Petition from the City of London:
They have taken notice of the great Affections of this
City, and of their great Service to this Parliament, and the
whole Kingdom: The Lords do incline to grant their
Desires; and have resolved on Two Votes, which they
have here sent you. They have likewise returned the Propositions concerning the City of London; and do desire
they may be now sent to the King with the rest of the
Ordered, &c. That this Message be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, at the same time when the
City-Petition is considered.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House will take their Lordships Message into speedy Consideration; and send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, &c. That the Answer to the King's Letter be
brought in To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, &c. That the Instructions for the Gentlemen
that are to be employed into the West, be reported on Friday next.
Ordered, &c. That, To-morrow, Mr. Whittacre do sit in
the Chair for Religion, for an Hour, to receive Mr. Bacon's
Report, concerning the digesting the Votes passed both
Houses, in Matter of Religion, into an Ordinance.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and
The Lords have commanded us to bring you this Letter;
it is from Major-General Skippon: The Lords have expressed their Sense of it in this Paper.- This Petition of
Thomas Ellison; which they specially recommend to your
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
the West, to confer with the Commissioners of Excise, for
the Granting of the Excise of the City of Bristoll, for Two
Months, for the Maintenance of the Forces of the said
City, unless the House do take further Order: And that an
Ordinance be brought in accordingly.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House hath considered your Message; and will send
Answer by Messengers of their own.