Die Veneris, 6 Martii, 1645.
SIR Peter Wentworth brings Answer of the Message
he carried to the Lords the other Day, That, as to
the Answer to the Scotts Commissioners Desires of knowing, Whether the Propositions already sent to them be all
that the Houses intend to be now sent to his Majesty, they
do agree: And, as to the Ordinance for Sale of Delinquents Estates, they will send Answer by Messengers of
Sir Gilbert Gerard reported, from the Committee of
both Kingdoms, the Desires of the Lord Inchiquin concerning Ireland: Which was read: And
It is thereupon Resolved, &c. That Power be given to
the Lord Lisle to nominate and appoint, and to give
Commissions unto Two Colonels and Officers for Two
Regiments of Foot, and unto One Colonel and Officers
of One Regiment of Horse, to be speedily raised, and
forthwith transported to Munster, in Ireland, for the Relief of that Kingdom.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That the Lord Lisle do bring in the Establishment for the Forces in Ireland.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That the
Two thousand Foot, and Five hundred Horse, appointed
by former Order for Recruits for Ireland, shall be formed
into Regiments: And that the Two Regiments of Foot,
and One Regiment of Horse, this Day appointed to be
raised by Commission from the Lord Lisle, shall be the
said Regiments; and shall be reckoned and accounted for
and instead of the said Recruits.
An Ordinance for continuing the weekly Assessments
for carrying on the War in Ireland for Six Months longer,
after the Expiration of the Ordinances now in Force for
the Relief of the Kingdom of Ireland, .....; and, upon the
Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords
for their Concurrence.
Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes is appointed to carry it to the
A Letter from the Commissioners in Ireland, from
Belfast, of 19 Novembris 1645, concerning Five Troops
of Horse raised there, without Warrant from the Parliament, by some Officers of the Scotts Army, was this Day
read; being reported from the Committee of Lords and
Commons for the Affairs of Ireland.
Resolved, &c. That no Force, either of Horse or Foot,
raised in Ulster, in the Kingdom of Ireland, or brought
thither without Order of the Parliament of England, or
of Authority derived from thence, shall be permitted to
levy any Monies, or take any Victual there, from the
Country, or shall be entertained upon the Pay of the
Kingdom of England.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland do consult with the Chief Governor of Ireland, and
consider of, and give some Directions to the Commissioners in Ireland, for the preventing the Ruin and Oppression of the well-affected Party in Ireland, by the exorbitant and arbitrary Levying of Monies and Victuals upon
them by Officers and Soldiers.
Upon Sir Philip Stapleton's Report from the Committee
of the Members of both Houses, that are of the Committee
of both Kingdoms, to whom the Consideration of the Affairs
of Ireland is referred, declaring, That whereas the said
Committee did formerly report, That Twelve thousand
Pounds might be speedily raised for the Province of Munster; whereof Six thousand Pounds to be sent for the Subsistence of the Forces, and Six thousand Pounds for the
Levying and Carrying over of the additional Forces designed for that Province; and that the Six thousand
Pounds that was formerly ordered, by the Committee of
Lords and Commons for Irish Affairs, to be sent along
with Commissioners appointed to go into that Province,
to be paid to the Officers and Soldiers there, might be
Part of the said Twelve thousand Pounds, as being the
first Monies likely to be raised for that Purpose: And
whereas Four thousand Pounds, Part of the said Six thousand Pounds, is already engaged by the Lord Inchiquin,
for the Purpose abovesaid; and it is the earnest Desire of
the said Lord Inchiquin, that the other Two thousand Pounds
might also, according to the first Designation of it, be
paid to the Officers and Soldiers, in order and relation to
their Service past, and not to be accounted any Part for
the Time to come;
It is Ordered, That the said Six thousand Pounds shall
be so as abovesaid employed: And that the other Six
thousand Pounds, Part of the abovesaid Twelve thousand
Pounds, shall be sent over in Money, with all possible Expedition, for the future Subsistence of the Forces there;
lest, while greater Supplies are preparing, those Parts
should be endangered for want thereof.
The Question was propounded, Whether this House
would appoint Sir Arthur Loftus Deputy-Treasurer at
Wars, in the Absence of his Father:
And the Question being put, Whether this Question
should be now put;
It passed with the Negative.
Ordered, That the Petitions, recommended by the
Lord Inchiquin, and the other Reports and Business
concerning Ireland, be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next, the first Business.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Henry Cholmeley hath done his
Duty in the Information he hath given to divers Members
of this House, and to the House.
A Title to be added to the Ordinance concerning
Church-Government was presented, and read twice; and
was in bæc verba; "An Ordinance for keeping of scandalous Persons from the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper; the
Enabling of Congregations for the Choice of Elders; and
Supplying of Defects in former Ordinances and Directions
of Parliament concerning Church-Government;" and,
upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be
added to the Ordinance, and to be the Title thereof.
Ordered, That Mr. Holles, accompanied with all the
Members of this House, do carry the Ordinance for keeping of scandalous Persons from the Sacrament, &c. unto
the Lords, for their Concurrence, at the first Sitting of
the Lords, To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Crompton be injoined to attend
the Commands of this House.
Mr. Crompton was called in: And Mr. Speaker injoined
him accordingly to attend the Commands of the House.
Ordered, That, on Wednesday Morning next, the House
do take into Consideration the Three last Letters that were
sent from the Parliament of Scotland; and of an Answer
to be returned to them.
Sir Philip Stapleton reports from the Committee of
both Kingdoms, What Forces of the several Counties are
fit to be drawn together, Horse and Foot, into the Field,
in pursuance of the Order of this House of the Third of
this instant March, for the Safety of these Parts of the
Kingdom: The which was read.
A Letter from the Committee at Wolverhampton, of
the Second of March 1645, was this Day read.
Ordered, &c. That the Forces of the several Counties,
formerly appointed to join together for the Services against
Litchfield, do forthwith draw together into a Body; and
attend the Motions of the Forces of the Enemy, under
the Command of Sir Jacob Ashley, in the Field.
Ordered, &c. That this House doth approve of the
Directions, given by the Committee of both Kingdoms,
to Colonel Morgan, and the rest of the Forces appointed
to join with him, that they draw together for the Opposing
of the Enemy in the Field; and do order the same accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Wm. Brereton shall, for Three
Months, have the Command of the Forces appointed to
be now drawn together for the Following of the Enemy
in the Field.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
both Kingdoms, to consider, What Forces may be forthwith drawn together into the Field, to be employed in those
Midland Parts, under the Command of Major-General
Browne, as may be most for the Security of the Kingdom;
and to report their Opinions thereupon to the House.
Resolved, &c. That Five hundred Dragoons be forthwith provided, to be employed under the Command of
Major-General Browne, at Abingdon.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Saleway junior do bring in
an Ordinance for charging, and paying out of the Receipts
of the Excise, the Six thousand Pounds formerly charged,
by Order of the Sixteenth of February last, to be employed for the Forces appointed to be drawn together
under the Command of Sir Wm. Brereton, for the Following of the Forces of the Enemy, under Sir Jacob Ashley,
in the Field.
Ordered, &c. That the Ordinance concerning the Settling of the Excise be taken into Consideration, the first
Business, on Monday Morning next, peremptorily.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee appointed to consider of the Raising of the Twenty thousand Pounds for the Forces under Major-General Browne,
to consider, What Respect is fit to be done to the Town
of Abingdon; and those Officers and Soldiers that behaved
themselves valiantly and faithfully for the Defence of that
Garison, upon the late Attempt made by the Enemy there.
Ordered, &c. That Major-General Browne shall have
the Sum of Ten Pounds per diem, for his Entertainment, as
Major-General, from the Time of the Date of his Commissions to be Major-General.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee of Accompts do
state and certify the Accompts of Major-General Browne,
and what is due to him from the State; allowing him,
upon the said Accompt, the Sum of Ten Pounds per diem
for his Entertainment.
Ordered, &c. That Major-General Browne be referred
to the Committee of Lords and Commons, formerly appointed to take into Consideration the Services of the Earl
of Essex; to consider, What is fit to be done to him for his
Faithfulness and good Service to the State.
Ordered, &c. That Fifty Barrels of Powder, Two Ton
of Lead, or so much Ball, One thousand Sacre-Shot,
Five hundred Demiculverin-Shot, One Ton of Match,
Three hundred Swords, and Three hundred Bandaleers,
be forthwith provided and furnished out of the publick
Stores, for the Service of the Isle of Wight.
Resolved, &c. That Ten Barrels of Powder, with Match
and Bullet proportionable, be forthwith provided and
furnished out of the Receipts of the Excise, for the Service of Calshot-Castle, in the County of Hants.