House of Commons Journal Volume 4
13 February 1646

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 13 February 1646', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 4: 1644-1646 (1802), pp. 438-439. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23619 Date accessed: 24 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Die Veneris, 13 Februarii, 1645.

Prayers.

THE humble Petition of Sir Thomas Lyddale Baronet, Prisoner in London-House, was this Day read: And

It is Ordered, That Sir Thomas Lyddale be referred to the Committee of Goldsmiths-Hall, to compound for his Delinquency.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Dacres do this Morning go to the Lords; to desire a Conference concerning the Propositions, according to former Order.

He likewise carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Order for the Payment of Fifteen thousand Pounds per mensem to the Scotts Forces before Newarke: The Ordinance for One thousand Pounds, out of the Excise, for Colonel Mitton's Regiment: The Ordinance for Five-andtwenty hundred Pounds, out of the Excise, for Colonel Sanderson's Regiment of Reformadoes: The Ordinance for Taxing of Six hundred Pounds per Week upon the County of Hereford, for the Maintenance of the Forces there: And the Ordinance for Three thousand Pounds out of the Excise, for the Widows and Wives of the poor Waggoners, and of the Trains of Artillery, under the Earl of Essex and Sir William Waller.

Ordered, That Mr. Ball, a Member of this House, do forthwith repair to Redding, to take care of the Soldiers that are to be levied by Press, and appointed to be brought thither by the Twentieth of this Month, for the Recruiting of the Army under Sir Thomas Fairfax; and to see good Order kept amongst them; and to order and direct the Conductors of them, as Occasion shall require. And

It is further Ordered, That Mr. Ball shall have Power, by Warrant under his Hand, to direct the Deputy-Treasurer at Wars, at Redding, to pay the said Soldiers, and their Conductors; and to recompense such Officers as he shall think fit to employ; and to defray all extraordinary Charges necessary for that Service, according to such Orders and Instructions as shall be given him by the Committee of the Army; and likewise to assign Quarters for the said Recruits; and, by Warrant, under his Hand, to order the Commissary of the Ammunition for the Delivery of Cloaths, Arms, and Ammunition, necessary for the said Recruits.

It is likewise Ordered, That as well the Governor of the said Town, as all other Officers and Soldiers, and Committees of Parliament, are to be aiding and assisting to him in the Execution of this Service.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to take Order to pay the Arrears of Lieutenant William Wise, Cornet Thomas Waterhowse, and Richard Dacres, Quartermaster to Captain John Reynolds, in Lieutenant-General Cromwell's Regiment.

Ordered, That the Answer to the King's last Letter, and the Declaration upon the King's Letters, be brought in, and reported this Morning.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Northern Association, to consider, What Garisons in the Northern Counties are fit to be kept up, and what Forces are fit to be put into those Garisons, that shall be thought fit to be kept up, and where they may be appointed: And are to meet upon it this Afternoon; and to report it Tomorrow Morning.

Ordered, That Colonel Venn, a Member of this House, do forthwith repair to Newport-Pagnell, to take care of the Soldiers that are to be levied by Press, and appointed to be brought thither by the Twentieth of this Month, for the Recruiting of the Army under Sir Thomas Fairfax; and to see good Order kept amongst them; and to order and direct the Conductors of them, as Occasion shall require. And

It is further Ordered, That Colonel Venn shall have Power, by Warrant, under his Hand, to direct the DeputyTreasurer at Wars, at Newport-Pagnell, to pay the said Soldiers, and their Conductors; and to recompense such Officers as he shall think fit to employ; and to defray all extraordinary Charges necessary for that Service, according to such Orders and Instructions as shall be given him by the Committee of the Army; and likewise to assign Quarters for the said Recruits; and, by Warrant, under his Hand, to order the Commissary of the Ammunition, for the Delivery of Cloaths, Arms, and Ammunition, necessary for the said Recruits.

It is lastly Ordered, That as well the Governor of the said Town, as all other Officers and Soldiers, and Committees of Parliament, are to be aiding and assisting to him in the Execution of this Service.

Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes went to the Lords, to desire them to expedite the Ordinance for Martial Law; and that the Vote of both Houses, for reducing the Scotts Horse to the Numbers of the Treaty, may be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners; and the rather, because of the Troubles about Tickhill and Sheffield, occasioned, as is conceived, by those supernumerary Horse.

Ordered, That the Three Treaties; viz. the late Treaty for the Coming of the Scots Army into England; the Treaty of the Twentieth of November 1643, for Settling of the Garison of Berwick; and the Treaty of the Sixth of August 1642, for bringing Ten thousand Scotts into Ulster in Ireland; together with the National League and Covenant; be forthwith printed and published.

Ordered, That on Monday next, Sir Henry Cholmeley do present the Yorkeshire Petition: And that it be then read, and considered of.

An Ordinance concerning the Counties of Gloucester, Hereford, Monmouth, Radnor, and Glamorgan, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed, as to the County of Hereford, for enabling the Committees to tax the said County at Six hundred Pounds per Week, for Maintenance of the Forces there; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence: And was accordingly carried, with the other Messages, this Day, by Sir Thomas Dacres.

A Letter from the Governor of Hereford, of 7 Februarii 1645, was this Day read; and ordered to be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of both Kingdoms.

Ordered, That Major Hopton and Captain French, and the Horse under their Command, be forthwith sent down to the Assistance of the City and Garison of Hereford.

Ordered, That the Business concerning South-Wales, and the Establishment for the Garison of Windsor, be taken into Consideration on Monday next, in the Afternoon.

Ordered, That the Letters taken near Sherborne in Yorkeshire, formerly referred to the Committee where Mr. Tate hath the Chair, to take care of the Printing, be forthwith printed accordingly, as it was formerly ordered.

Sir John Evelyn brings Answer, That the Lords will take the Ordinance concerning Martial Law, and the communicating the Votes for reducing the supernumerary Scotts Horse to the Scotts Commissioners, into Consideration; and return an Answer by Messengers of their own.

The Answer to the King's Letter, of 29 Januarii, was read, and re-committed, as to the Clause concerning the Imprisoning and Bailing of the Earl of Glamorgan: And the Committee are to meet upon it this Afternoon; and to perfect the Declaration, upon the King's Letters; and to bring in both the Answer and Declaration To-morrow Morning.

A Letter from Sir Robert King, from Belfast, of 6 Januarii 1645, directed to Mr. Pierpoint, was this Day read: And

It is Ordered, That the said Letter, together with the Marquis of Ormond's Letter, of 19 Januarii 1645, from Dublyn, to the Duke of Yorke; a Letter from the Lord Digby, from Dublyn, of 21 Januarii 1645; together with Three Letters from the Archbishop of Yorke, of the Twenty-fifth of January 1645, from Conway-Castle, which were intercepted by Colonel Mitton; and likewise Colonel Mitton's Letter, of 29 Januarii 1645, from Ruthin; be all of them forthwith printed.

Sir Thomas Dacres brings Answer, That, to all the Particulars, Orders, and Ordinances, carried up by him, the Lords will send Answer by Messengers of their own: As to the Conference concerning the Propositions to be forthwith sent to his Majesty, they do agree to grant a Conference upon them, by Committees of the whole House, To-morrow at Ten of Clock, in the Painted Chamber.

Ordered, That the Lord Mayor be desired to call a Common-Council: And that That Common-Council be desired to send the Letter delivered unto a Common-Council from the Parliament of Scotland, by the Commissioners of Scotland; and a State of the whole Proceedings at the said Common-Council, upon the Delivery of the said Letter: And Mr. Recorder, Mr. Alderman Atkin, Colonel Ven, Alderman Pennyngton; Mr. Vassall, Mr. Sallwey, and Mr. Allen, are appointed to acquaint the Lord Mayor, and the Common-Council, with this Order and Desire of this House: And they are farther ordered and directed to express unto the Common-Council, in the best Manner they may, that this House hath no Jealousy at all, or Dislike, of their Proceedings in this Business.

Ordered, That, on Tuesday next, peremptorily, the House do take into Consideration the Business concerning the uncyphered Letters from Dartmouth; and all the other Matters not yet concluded, ordered to have been taken into Consideration on Thursday last.

Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, Mr. Sollicitor do make his Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms, concerning the Forces late before Chester.