Die Mercurii, 11 Martii, 1645.
REsolved, &c. That it be left to the Committee of both
Kingdoms, to accept of a Garison tendered unto them,
upon such Conditions as they shall think fit.
A Letter from the General, from Bodmyn, of the Seventh of March 1645, and of his Secretary, of the Sixth
of March, were this Day read; and likewise divers intercepted Letters from Ireland, taken in a Packet-Boat at
Padstowe, with one Patrick Allen a Merchant of Waterford in Ireland; the which Letters were thrown overboard, and, by the Tide, brought in to the Shore.
Resolved, &c. That Thirty Pounds be bestowed upon
the Messenger that brought these Letters from the General, for his great Pains and Diligence: And that it be
referred to the Committee of Plimouth, to give Order for
the speedy Payment of this Thirty Pounds accordingly.
Ordered, That the Committee, appointed to prepare
the Answer to the King's Letter of the Twenty-ninth of
January last, shall have Power to examine Sir Robert
Meredith now in Town, and Patrick Allen, and the other
Irishman taken at Padstowe, at their Coming to Town;
and to secure the said Allen, and the said other Irishman
taken with him. And
It is further Ordered, That the said Committee have
Power to send to the Committee of both Kingdoms, for
a Letter from one of their Agents in France, relating to
some Particulars concerning the Person styled Earl of
Glamorgan, and the Irish Treaty: And are to make use
thereof in the Preparing of the said Answer, and of a Declaration concerning his Majesty's several Letters, referred
to their Care to be likewise prepared.
Sir Peter Wentworth reported, from a Committee, the
decyphered Copy of a Letter of Monsieur de Sabran; and
a Letter from the Lord Digby to Mr. Henry Jermyn;
in which something concerning Scotland is mentioned: And
desired to know the Opinion of the House, concerning
the Printing of them: And the House appointed him to
communicate this Letter to the Scotts Commissioners;
and, upon their Consent to have it printed, to give Order
for the Printing of it.
It is further Ordered, That Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir
Henry Mildmay, and Mr. Whittacre, do acquaint Monsieur Sabran with the Letter under his Name; and know
of him, Whether it be his Letter.
Resolved, &c. That the Letters, and other Papers, concerning Ireland, the Letters from the General, and from
Mr. Rushworth, this Day read; and likewise the Articles for
concluding a Peace with the Rebels, sent from the Lord
Digby, to be communicated unto his Majesty by Secretary
Nicholas; . . . . . .
Ordered, That Captain Dunbar, now a Prisoner in Abingdon, be forthwith tried according to the Course of War:
And, in case there be no Articles in Force, upon which he
can be proceeded against, that then he be sent up in very
safe Custody, a Prisoner.
Ordered, That the Business of the Propositions be taken
into Consideration, the first Business, on Friday Morning
next: And that, after the Business of the Propositions, the
Letters from the Parliament of Scotland, and from the
Commissioners of the Parliament, and Lieutenant-General
Leisly, be taken into Consideration.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Francis Anderson, and Sir Thomas Tempest, be forthwith sent for, in safe Custody, at
their own Charges, from Holy-Island.
Resolved, &c. That Sir William Huddleston be forthwith
sent for, in safe Custody, at his own Charges.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee for
the Northern Association, to receive Information from Mr.
Blakiston, a Member of this House, concerning any Delinquents within that Association, or otherwise, for the Safety
thereof: And that they have Power to remove, and send
for, such of them, and secure them, as they shall think fit.
According to a former Order, Mr. Greene this Day
reported, from the Committee, the humble Answer and
Petition of the Commissioners of Excise to the Proposition made to them, by Order of this House, for the Loan
of Fifty thousand Pounds, upon the Credit of the Excise:
The which humble Answer and Petition was read: And likewise, according to a Request in their Answer, their humble Remonstrance, formerly given in, was this Day likewise read.
Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, assembled
in Parliament, That, from and after the Expiration of
the several Ordinances of Excise and New Impost now
in Being, the Excise or New Impost shall be continued
in all the Parts of the Kingdom of England, Dominion of
Wales, and Port and Town of Berwick upon Tweede, until
the Nine-and-twentieth Day of September 1648, to be mamaged by such Persons, and in such Manner, as both
Houses of Parliament shall think fit.
And for the better Advancing of the Credit of the Excise or New Impost, and for the Encouragement of such
Persons as shall lend any Monies upon the Security of the
same; it is hereby further Ordained, That such Person or
Persons as have already, or, at any time hereafter, shall
have, any Grant or Appointment unto them of any Sum
or Sums of Money to be received upon the Excise or
New Impost; and likewise all such other Person or Persons as already have advanced or lent, or shall hereafter
advance and lend, any Sum or Sums of Money, upon
the Credit and Security of the said Excise; and have
had, or shall have, an Ordinance passed both Houses of
Parliament, for their Payment or Reimbursement of the
same; shall and have hereby granted unto them Power
and Authority, and are hereby accordingly authorized, to
assign and transfer the said Monies unto them granted or
appointed, or by them lent, or any Part thereof, with Interest, where Interest is or shall be granted, by any Ordinance of Parliament, unto any other Person or Persons
whatsoever: And the Commissioners of Excise or New
Impost for the Time being, or such other Persons as
shall be employed by both Houses of Parliament to
manage the Receipts of the said Excise or New Impost, are hereby authorized to make Payment of the
same accordingly: And the Auditor is hereby required
and authorized to allow the same, upon Accompt. Provided that such Person or Persons, at the time of such
Assignment, or within Twenty Days after, make Entry
of the said Assignment with the said Commissioners, or
other Persons so to be employed for the Time being, and
Comptroller of the said Excise or New Impost; who are
hereby required and authorized to take notice of the same
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of the Army do
bring in an Ordinance for Charging and Payment, out of
the Receipts of the Excise and New Impost, the Fourscore and four thousand Pounds for the Use of the Army,
according to the former Orders for Charging and Payment
Mr. Scawen, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Denys Bond, Mr.
Samuel Browne, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Cornelius Holland,
Sir John Trevor, Mr. Dove, Mr. Pury, Sir Arthur Haslerige, Colonel Thompson, Mr. Stoughton, Mr. Rich.
Darley, Mr. Snelling, Mr. Henry Martyn, Mr. Burrell,
Mr. Whyte, Sir John Evelyn of Surrey, Mr. Blakiston,
Sir Robert Harley, Mr. Stapleton, Mr. Serjeant Wylde,
Mr. Erle, Mr. Lemming, Mr. Prideaux, Sir Thomas
Wroth, Sir William Lewes, Mr. Rolle, Mr. Holles, Mr.
John Goodwyn, Mr. Beddingfield, Mr. Scott, Mr. Gott,
Mr. Greene, Mr. Walker, Mr. Nelthorpe, Sir Henry
Cholmeley, Mr. Knightley;
This Committee, or any Four of them, have Power
to call to their Assistance such able Accomptants as they
shall think fit: And are to consider of the Accompt delivered in to this House by the Two Auditors of the Excise, for the Receipts of the Excise for the Year ending
the Eleventh of September 1644; and what Mistakes or
Imperfections are in the same, if any be; and what Monies are remaining due to the State, upon the said Receipts for the said Year ending September 1644; and of a
Discharge to the Commissioners of Excise upon the said
Accompt; and to present their Opinions, upon the whole
Matter of the said Accompt, to the House: And are to
meet, on Friday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Star-Chamber: And have Power to send
for Parties, Papers, Witnesses, and Records, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee to whom
the Accompt of the Commissioners of Excise for the Year
ending the Eleventh of September 1644 is referred, to
treat with the present Commissioners of Excise, or any
other Persons whom they shall think fit, for the borrowing, upon the Credit of the Receipts of the Excise,
the Fourscore-and-four thousand Pounds charged upon the
said Receipts for the Use of the Army.
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A Letter from Mr. Rushworth, from Bodman, of 8
Martii 1645, past Twelve at Night, was this Day read;
and ordered to be forthwith printed.
Resolved, &c. That Twenty Pounds be bestowed upon
the Messenger that brought this Letter of 8 Martii 1645
from Mr. Rushworth, from Bodmyn, for his Pains: And that
the Committee of Plymouth do pay the same accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That the House shall be adjourned until
Friday Morning next, at Eight of the Clock.
And Mr. Speaker adjourned the House, accordingly.