Die Jovis, 19 Martii, 1645.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you
this Ordinance: It is, concerning the Disposing of the
Great Seal: It moved from you: And they do agree to
it, with these Amendments:- This Petition to the City:
And this Paper: And the Lords have, according to their
Desire, obliterated out of their Book their Votes, and all
the Proceedings thereupon: And, upon their Representation, That this Petition proceeded out of no ill Affection
to the Parliament, they pass by That also; whereof they
thought fit to give you notice:-And this Petition of
Sir Percy Smith: Which they refer to your Consideration.
The Amendments to the Ordinance concerning the
Great Seal were read; and, upon the Question, assented
The Paper, being the Answer of the Common-Council to the Committee of Lords and Commons declared in
their Name . . the Recorder, was read.
The Petition, styled, "The humble Petition of divers
Inhabitants of the City of London;" and directed, "To
the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor, the Right Worshipful the Aldermen, and Commons, in CommonCouncil assembled;" was read.
The Lords Message, concerning the said Paper and Petition, was likewise read: And
It is thereupon Resolved, &c. That this House doth
agree with the Lords, That, according to the Desire of
the City, the Votes, and all the Proceedings upon the
Petition delivered from the City to the House of Peers,
and by them sent to this House, be obliterated out of the
Journal-Book of this House: And that, upon their Representation, That the Petition to the City proceeded out of
no ill Affection to the Parliament, they agree with the
Lords to pass by That also.
Mr. Recorder is appointed to acquaint the CommonCouncil, That this House is well satisfied with the Proceedings of the City to this House; and do Order, That
the City be acquainted, That this House hath obliterated
out of their Journal the Votes, and all their Proceedings
upon their Petition to the House of Peers; and do
expect from the City, That the Copy of that Petition,
and the Petition to them, and all their Proceedings upon
them, be obliterated out of their Register and Records.
Resolved, &c. That Alderman Pennington be discharged
and disengaged from the Two hundred Pounds formerly
appointed to be by him given to the Party that discovered
the Irish Rebels Macguire and Macmohun, that had escaped
out of the Tower.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers-Hall, do
forthwith pay unto Mr. Holles and Sir John Clotworthy
the Sum of Two hundred Pounds, to be by them disposed
and bestowed upon the Party that discovered the Two Irish
Rebels Macguire and Macmohun, that had escaped out
of the Tower; for his good Service therein.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have appointed a Committee of Five of
their Lordships, whereof Two to be of the Quorum,
and desire this House to appoint a proportionable Number;
to draw a Letter to be sent to the Prince, to invite him
to come into the Parliament's Quarters, according to the
Vote of both Houses; to meet this Afternoon at Three
of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings, if it may stand
with the Conveniency of this House: And they to make
Report thereof to both Houses. We are likewise commanded to deliver a Report from the Scotts Commissioners, concerning the Discovery to them of the unknown
Knight; and that Means may be used for the Discovery
of Robert Wright.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Lords in nominating a Committee, of a proportionable
Number, to meet this Afternoon at Three of the Clock,
in the Prince's Lodgings, to draw a Letter to be sent
to the Prince, as is desired.
Mr. Holles, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Sollicitor, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Marten, Sir Wm. Lewes, Sir John Evelyn,
Sir Gilbert Gerard, Lord Lisle, Mr. Crewe;
This Committee, or any Four of them, is appointed
to meet with a Committee of a proportionable Number
of the Lords this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the
Prince's Lodgings; to draw a Letter to be sent to the
Prince, to invite him to come into the Parliament's Quarters, according to the Vote of both Houses: And are to
make Report thereof to both Houses.
A Letter from Mr. Rushworth, from Truro, of 15
Martii 1645, was this Day read.
Ordered, That Wm. Rabisha, the Messenger that brought
the Letter from Truroe, from Mr. Rushworth, of 11
Martii 1645, this Day read, shall have the Sum of Ten
Pounds bestowed upon him for his Pains: And that the
Committee of Plimouth do forthwith pay the same accordingly.
Answer returned, by the same Messengers, to the First
Message; That this House hath considered their Lordships Message: And, as to the Amendments to the Ordinance concerning the Great Seal, they do agree: They do
also agree, and have given Order, for the obliterating, out
of the Journal of this House, the Votes and Proceedings
upon the Petition: And, as to Sir Piercie Smyth's Petition, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
A Letter from Henley, of 18 Martii 1645, from the
Governor there, Colonel Purbeck Temple, concerning the
Enemies coming with a Body of Horse and Foot to lodge
at Dorchester in Oxfordshire, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the speedy Consideration of the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Sir Gilbert Gerard carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Order for Mr. Fogge to have Fifty Pounds
out of Haberdashers-Hall; the Amendments to the Ordinance concerning the Hospital of Leicester; the Ordinance for Mr. Recorder to be Prothonotary and Clerk of
the Crown for the Counties of Flint, Denbigh, and Mountgomery; the Ordinance for Six thousand Pounds, out of
the Excise, for the Forces appointed to follow Sir Jacob
Ashley in the Field; and the Ordinance for Ten thousand
Pounds, out of the Excise, for the Forces employed in
Sir Henry Vane junior, Sir John Evelyn, Mr. Nath.
Fienis, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Holles, Sir Phil. Stapilton;
This Committee, or any Two of them, are to consider
whatwas spoken by Sir Henry Cholmley in the House, and
by Mr. Crompton at the Bar; and to prepare an Answer
to be returned to the Scotts Commissioners Paper, concerning the Discovery of the unknown Knight; and present the same to the House: They are likewise to consider
of an Answer to be returned unto them, concerning Robert Wright: And have Power to send for them.
Ordered, That the Letters concerning Nottinghamshire,
and the Forces before Newark, and the whole Business of
the North and Leicestershire, be taken into Consideration
To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, to take care forthwith to send down to the
Scotts Forces before Newark, Five thousand Pounds; and
to provide some settled Course for the furnishing those
Forces with Five thousand Pounds monthly: And that
they do propound to the House some Ground of good
Credit for the Ascertaining and Repaying of this monthly
Five thousand Pounds accordingly.
Answer returned, by the same Messengers, to the Second
Message; That this House has appointed a Committee, of
a proportionable Number, to meet this Afternoon at Three
of Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings, as is desired: As to the
Scotts Commissioners Paper, concerning the unknown
Knight, they will send Answer by Messengers of their
The Lord Inchiquin's Propositions for the present Furnishing of the Six thousand Pounds formerly voted for
the Service of the Forces of Munster, and for Four thousand Suits of Apparel completed, were this Day read.
Ordered, That the Sum of Six thousand Pounds, with
Interest, be charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, in
Course, to be employed for the Pay of the Forces in Munster, for the future.
Ordered, That the Sum of Six thousand Pounds, and
Interest, charged upon the Excise, be repaid into the Receipts of the Excise, out of the first Monies that shall come
in upon the last Ordinance passed both Houses, for raising
Monies for carrying on the Affairs of Ireland.
Resolved, &c. That Three thousand Suits of Cloaths,
that is to say, Cassocks, Breeches, and Shoes, be forthwith provided for the Service of the Forces in Munster:
And that the same be deducted out of the Pay of the said
Resolved, &c. That the Monies for the Paying for and
Providing of these Cloaths be charged upon, and paid out
of, the Moiety of the Compositions at Goldsmiths-Hall,
in Course, not charged for the Use of Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army: And that it be referred to the said Committee, to make an Estimate, What the Charge hereof will
come to; and to contract for the same, for the best Advantage of the State.
Ordered, That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds be
paid, out of the Six thousand Pounds this Day charged
upon the Excise, for the Use of the Forces in Munster:
And that the said Five hundred Pounds be paid to the
Committee of Lords and Commons for Irish Affairs, to
be by the said Committee distributed, and paid, upon Accompt, to the Officers of Munster now in Town with the
Lord Inchiquin: And that, upon the Receipt of these Monies, the said Officers do forthwith repair to their respective
Charges and Commands.
Sir Walter Erle carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for charging Twelve thousand Pounds
upon the Excise, for Providing of Powder for the Furnishing of the publick Stores.
Ordered, That Mr. Broxholme, a Member of this House,
shall have . . . . . to go into the Country.
Ordered, That the Governor and Company of Merchants of London trading into the East-Indies shall have
Leave, and are hereby authorized, to ship out and export
for the East-Indies, in the Ships called The Dolphin, Antelope, Greyhound, William, Ulysses, and Endymion, being
the Ships belonging to the said Company, and ready to
set Sail for those Parts, Foreign Coin and Foreign Bullion
of Silver, to the Value of Five-and-fifty thousand Pounds:
And that the Commissioners of the Customs do suffer the
said Foreign Coin and Foreign Bullion to pass in the said
Ships, as formerly hath been accustomed.
Mr. Prideaux, according to the Order on Monday last,
post meridiem, reported the whole Case concerning Mr.
Henly and Mr. Wightwick, Chief Clerks of the King'sBench; and concerning Mr. Henlie's Composition, together with the Particulars of his Estate: For which, and
for the Profits of his Office, he had tendered the Sum
of Seven thousand Pounds.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Henley shall be admitted to a
Composition for his Part of the Profits of the Office of
Chief Clerk of the King's-Bench, during the Life of Mr.
The humble Petition of Sir Edward Baynton Knight,
a Member of this House, which was read on Monday last
post meridiem, was read again this Day.
The Question being propounded, Whether Mr. Henley should pay the Sum of Nine thousand Pounds for his
Composition for his Delinquency, and taking the Sequestration off from his Estate, and for his Fifth, and Twentieth-Part;
The Question was put, Whether this Clause; viz.
"That, as Part of the Fine, Mr. Henley's Interest in the
Manor of Bishop's-Cannings should be conveyed to Sir
Edward Bainton, and Four thousand Five hundred Pounds
of the said Fine abated, in Consideration thereof;" should
be added to the Question;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Sir John Evelyn,Sir Arthur Hasilrig,
||Tellers for the Yea:
With the Yea,
Mr. Maynard,Mr. Corbett,
||Tellers for the Noe:
With the Noe,
So that the Question passed with the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Sum
of Nine thousand Pounds of Mr. Robert Henley, for a
Fine, for his Delinquency, and for taking the Sequestration
off from his Estate, and off from his Part of the Profits
of his Office during Mr. Wightwick's Life; and also, for
and in full Satisfaction of all Sums to be set upon him, or
paid by him, for his Fifth, and Twentieth-Part: And that,
upon Payment thereof, or Satisfaction given, for the Payment thereof, to the said Committee at Haberdashers-Hall,
an Ordinance be brought in for his Pardon and Discharge
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider
of Mr. Wightwick's Case, and how to prevent any Damage
that may come to him by Mr. Henlie's Delinquency.
Mr. Prideaux, Sir John Evelyn, Mr. Swinfen, Mr.
Bond, Mr. Nath. Fienis, Mr. Sam. Browne, Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Allen, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Mr. Winwood,
Mr. Long, Mr. Sandys;
This Committee, or any Five of them, are the Committee appointed to consider of Mr. Wightwick's Case;
and how to prevent any Damage that may come to him
by Mr. Henlie's Delinquency.