Die Mercurii, 18 Martii, 1645.
ORdered, That Mr. Gallopp, a Member of this House,
shall have Leave to go into the Country.
A Letter from Colonel Birch, from Gloucester, of 11
Martii 1645; also a Letter from the Committee of Hereford, of 9 Martii 1645; were this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That Forty Barrels of Powder, and
Match and Bullet proportionable, Two hundred Case of
Pistols, Carabines, Saddles, and Bridles, and Two hundred Firelocks, and Twelve hundred Suits of Cloaths,
be forthwith provided for the Service of the Garison, and
for the Cloathing of the Soldiers of the Garison of Hereford, now under the Command of Colonel Birch.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Two thousand Pounds,
with Interest for the same, be charged upon the Receipts
of the Excise, in Course (the Interest to be paid, at the
End of every Six Months, to the Advancers and Lenders
of the said Two thousand Pounds), to be employed for
the Providing of the Powder, Match, and Bullet, Arms,
and Ammunition, and Cloaths, this Day ordered to be
provided for the Garison and Forces of Hereford.
And Mr. Pury is ordered to bring in an Ordinance accordingly.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning the Settling
of the County of Hereford, and the Business of the said
County, be taken into Consideration on Friday Morning
An Ordinance for Charging and Payment, out of the
Receipts of the Excise, the Sum of Six thousand Pounds,
in Course, with Interest payable every Six Months, to be
paid to Mr. Frost for the Forces appointed to be drawn
together for the Following of the Forces of the Enemy
under Sir Jacob Ashley in the Field, was this Day read;
and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent
unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance for charging, upon the Receipts of the
Grand Excise, the Sum of Twelve thousand Pounds, in
Course, to be paid according to the Directions of the
Committee of Powder, Match, and Bullet, for Land and
Sea Stores, for Supply of the publick Stores with Powder
for the Safety and Service of the State, was this Day read;
and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to
be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Sir Gilbert Gerard carried to the Lords, for their
Concurrence, the Vote concerning the Invitation of the
Prince; and the Ordinance for the Great Seal.
An Ordinance for the Charging and Payment of the Sum
of Ten thousand Pounds, with Interest, in Course, out of the
Receipts of the Excise, to be paid to Mr. Frost for the Use
of the Forces designed for North-Wales, under the Command of Colonel Mitton, and disposed by Order of the
Committee of both Kingdoms, was this Day read; and,
upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto
the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That the Letter from the Commissioners at
Lincolne, of the Seventh of this Instant; and the Petition
from the County of Nottingham; and the Business of the
Fifteen thousand Pounds being paid to the Scotts Army;
be taken into Consideration the first Business To-morrow
Ordered, That the Business concerning the Northern
Association be taken into Consideration To-morrow
Ordered, That, next after the Business of the Northern
Association, the Business concerning the Lord Inchiquin
be taken into Consideration.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to desire a Conference,
by Committees of both Houses, concerning the Instructions to be given to the Gentlemen that are to go into
the West, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may
stand with the Conveniency of this House.
Resolved, &c. That this House will give a present Conference, as is desired.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords shall be desired, That,
at this Conference, this House may give them general
Reasons concerning the Tryal of Mr. Wm. Murray, by
Martial Law, for a Spy.
Sir Henry Mildmay is appointed to go upon this Message to the Lords.
He is likewise to desire the Lords to settle the Business for settling the Government of Monmouth.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and will
give a present Meeting at a Conference, as is desired.
Sir Gilbert Gerard brings Answer, That, as to . . . Vote
for the Invitation of the Prince, they do agree: As to the
Ordinance concerning the Great Seal, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Sir Wm. Waller reports, from the Committee of both
Kingdoms, a Letter from the Commissioners of both
Houses, from Lincoln, of March the Seventh, with a
Petition from the County of Nottingham; and likewise
the Opinion of the Committee, That a speedy Course may
be taken for making effectual the Orders of the Houses
for Payment of Fifteen thousand Pounds to the Scottish
He further reported, as the Desire of the Scotts Commissioners, That, when the Fifteen thousand Pounds, promised towards the Maintenance of the Scottish Army, shall
be paid, Care shall be taken, that there be no Cause of
Complaint of the Horses in Yorkshire or Derbishire.
He further reported a Paper given in by the Scotts
Commissioners, of March 16 1645/6; containing their Answer to the Propositions for Peace: The which Paper
from the Scotts Commissioners was read: And
It is Ordered, upon the Question, That this Paper be
taken into further Consideration on Monday Morning next,
the first Business.
Sir Thomas Widdrington, Mr. Nath. Fienis, Sir Henry
Vane junior, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Holles, Mr. Tate, Mr.
Robert Goodwin, Sir Wm. Lewes, Mr. Sam. Browne, Sir
Phil. Stapilton, Mr. Fenwick, Sir Henry Vane senior, Mr.
Selden, Sir Arthur Hasilrig, Sir John Clotworthy, Mr.
Whitelock, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Sollicitor;
This Committee, or any Five of them, is appointed
to consider of this Paper from the Scotts Commissioners,
concerning the Propositions for Peace; and to state the
whole Matter of Fact upon this Paper, and upon all the
Papers, Treaties, and Propositions, as they stand in this
House, and in relation to the Two Kingdoms; and to
state the whole Matter to the House: And are to meet this
Afternoon at Two post meridiem, in the Queen's Court:
And the Care of this Business is especially recommended
unto Sir Thomas Widdrington.
Sir H. Mildmay, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Erle, Mr. Corbett, are
appointed Reporters and Managers of this Conference.
Mr. Holles, Sir H. Vane, Mr. Sollicitor, Mr. Recorder,
Mr. Marten, Sir Wm. Lewes, Sir John Evelyn;
This Committee, or any Three of them, is appointed
to prepare a Letter to be sent to the General, for conveying the Vote of Invitation to the Prince; to be reported
to the House, and sent to the Lords for their Concurrence; and, upon their Concurrence, to be communicated to the Committee of both Kingdoms: And are to
meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Queen's
Sir Henry Mildmay brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree, That, at this Conference, the House may offer
general Reasons for the Trying of Mr. Wm. Murray, by
Martial Law, for a Spy.