Die Martis, 11 Augusti, 1646.
MR. Speaker acquainted the House, That several Letters, going for France, were staid about Greenwich.
The Titles and Directions of divers of the Letters were
Mr. Laurence Whittacre, Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir Arthur
Hesilrige, Mr. Challenor, Mr. Francis Gerard, Mr. James
This Committee is appointed to withdraw; and to deliver to the French Ambassador's Agents such of the said
Letters, as they shall own, as belonging to the Ambassador;
and to peruse the other Letters; and report the same to the
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Michael Siddall, Clerk, be forthwith sent for, as a Delinquent, by the Serjeant at Arms
attending on this House, for his Contempt and Neglect,
in not obeying an Ordinance of Parliament for putting Mr.
Philip Nisbett into the Possession of Kirklington in the
County of Yorke.
Ordered, That the High-Sheriff of the County of Yorke
be required, by the Posse Comitatus of the said County,
to put Mr. Nisbett into the quiet Possession of the Parsonage and Church of Kirklington in the County of Yorke;
he being appointed to the said Living by Ordinance of
Ordered, That the humble Petition of sundry Officers
in the Parliament's Armies be referred to the Committee
where Mr. John Goodwyn hath the Chair.
Ordered, That the House be Called over upon Thursday
next shall be a Sevennight.
Ordered, That the Reports from the Committee of the
Revenue be made on Friday Morning next, the first Business.
Ordered, That the Committee, appointed for the Regulation of the University of Oxford, do fit To-morrow in
the Afternoon at Two of the Clock: And that Sir Robert
Harley, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Scott, Mr. John Stephens, Mr.
Walker, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Henry Pelham, Mr. John
Corbett, Sir Christopher Yelverton, Sir Henry Mildmay,
Mr. John Boys, and all the Lawyers of the House, are
added to the said Committee.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr.
The Lords have commanded us to put you in mind of
a Petition, formerly recommended to this House from
their Lordships, in the Behalf of Mr. Murray, now in the
Tower: Which their Lordships think fit to be granted;
and desire your Concurrence:-To put you in mind of the
Lady Grey, Mother to the Earl of Stamford, formerly sent
to this House: And the like for Captain Slaughter.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. William Murray, now Prisoner in
the Tower, be forthwith bailed, upon the Security of Five
thousand Pounds the Principal, and Two thousand Pounds
apiece the Sureties.
Resolved, &c. That Dame Elizabeth Grey shall have
paid unto her, by the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, the
Sum of Three hundred Pounds, out of the first Monies
that shall be paid in out of the Composition of Mr. Kirkham, of Fitchett in the County of Northampton, in Consideration of her Losses in Ireland, and her Debt due from
the King: And that an Acquittance or Acquittances, under
the Hand of the said Lady Elizabeth Grey, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Committee, and the Treasurer
there, for the Payment thereof accordingly.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House hath taken the Business of the Lady Grey, and the
other Particulars of this Message, into Consideration; and
will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
A Letter from Captain Phinees Pett, from Yarmouth,
of 6 Augusti 1646, concerning Monsieur de Montereul the
French Agent, taken at Sea; and some Letters in the same
Ship, hidden Two Foot deep among Coals: The which
Letters were inclosed.
Resolved, &c. That these Letters be opened, and read.
Sir Henry Vane senior, Sir Henry Vane junior, Mr. Nathanael Fiennes, Mr. Recorder, Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes,
Mr. Holles, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Rous, Sir Christopher
Yelverton, Mr. Tate, Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Sir Philip Stapilton, Mr. Miles Corbett, Mr. Henry Marten;
This Committee, or any Four or more of them, is to
consider of the Reasons and Motives that induced this
House to open the Letters sent from Captain Phinees Pett;
and what is fit to be done upon it; and what is fit to be
done with the Portmanteau, and with Monsieur de Mountereul; and to report their Opinions speedily to the House:
And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock,
in the Queen's Court.
Resolved, &c. That the Agent to the French Ambassador shall have a Pass from Mr. Speaker, to pass freely,
without Stay or Interruption, into France, with the Letters staid in or near Greenwich.
Ordered, That the Two Posts, that brought the Letters
found in the Coals from Yarmouth, shall have Five Pounds
apiece bestowed upon them for their Pains: And that the
Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, sitting at Haberdashers-Hall, do pay unto them the
said Five Pounds apiece accordingly.
Ordered, That the Commissioners that went with the
Propositions to the King, do make their Report To-morrow Morning.
The House being acquainted, That the Gentleman
Usher of the Lords House was at the Door;
He was called in; and acquainted the House, That the
Lords were ready (if this House pleased to come) for the
Breaking of the Seals that were sent from Oxford; and for
swearing the Earl of Salisbury one of the Commissioners for
the Great Seal; and for delivering the Great Seal.
Resolved, &c. That the House do fit this Afternoon at
Two of the Clock, to receive the Reports for Ireland;
and for no other Business.
A Letter from Belfast, of 19 Julii 1646, from Mr.
Annesley, concerning the Necessities of Ireland, was
this Day read.
A Letter from Sir Charles Coote, of 13 Julii 1646,
concerning the Taking in of Roscommon in Ireland by the
Rebels, was this Day read.
A Letter from Mr. Annesley, from Belfast, of 19 Julii
1646, directed to Sir John Clotworthy, was this Day read;
and was concerning the sad Condition of the Province of
A Letter from Mr. Annesley, of 30 Julii 1646, directed to the Lord Lisle, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, concerning the Peace concluded by the Marquis of Ormond with the
Rebels in Ireland, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the respective Committees sitting
at Weavers-Hall, at the Savoy, the Hamlets, and Southwarke, shall have hereby Power to call before them the
Advancers of the Twenty thousand Pounds for reducing
Oxford, now payable out of the Excise; and earnestly persuade them to continue their Monies at Interest, upon the
Security of the Fifty thousand Pounds charged, upon the
Credit of the Excise, for Ireland, as an acceptable Service
for the Commons of England, and much conducing to the
present Relief of the bleeding Condition of Ireland.
Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Whittlock, Sir John Temple, Mr.
Wilson, Mr. Tompson, Colonel Massey, Mr. Fra. Allen,
Sir Tho. Wroth, Colonel Harvey, Mr. Gourdon, Sir Gregory Norton, Mr. Shuttleworth, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Weavor, Mr. Ball, Mr. Boys, Mr. Ashe, Sir John Hobert,
Mr. Roll, Colonel Cromwell, Mr. Browne, Sir Tho. Dacres, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Oxenden, Mr. Wheeler,
Mr. Recorder, Mr. Holles, Sir Philip Stapleton, Mr.
Trenchard, Sir Gilbert Gerrard, Sir Gilbert Pickering, Sir
Robert Pye, Mr. Scawen, Mr. Leman, Mr. Hodges, Mr.
Pury, Sir James Harrington, Mr. Challoner, Mr. Atkin,
Sir Wm. Masham, Mr. Bond, Mr. Marten, Alderman
Pennington, Mr. Nathanael Stephens, Mr. John Stephens;
This Committee, or any Five of them, hath Power to
treat and confer with such Persons as they shall think fit,
for the Borrowing of Monies for the Service of Ireland; and
to consider of some Way of raising a Foundation of a Credit for advancing Monies for carrying on the War in Ireland: And they are to meet To-morrow at Two post meridiem, in the Exchequer-Chamber, and so de die in diem:
And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers,
Records: And the Care of this Business is more particularly
referred to Mr. Leman and Colonel Willson: And are to
make Report on Tuesday Morning next.
Mr. Samuel Browne, Mr. Selden, Mr. Francis Allen,
Sir John Temple, Sir Henry Mildemay, Mr. Pury, Mr.
Whitelocke, Mr. Corbett;
This Committee, or any Three of them, is to consider
of the Names of Four of the excepted Persons, and present
them to the House, to the end their Estates may be forthwith sold: And that, out of the Proceed thereof, the Sum
of Threescore thousand Pounds may be raised for the speedy
Sending and Maintaining of Forces for the present Service
of Ireland: And they are to meet presently upon this
Business, in the Queen's Court; and report it To-morrow
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
the Three Counties of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks, to consider of an Establishment for the Garison of Wallingford; and
to report it to the House.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee appointed to treat
with the Officers and Soldiers of the Garison-Forces of the
Three Counties of Oxon, Bucks, and Berks, for their going into Ireland, shall have Power to disband such of the
Forces of the said Counties, as shall not inlist themselves
for Ireland; and to tender to them such Conditions, as
other Counties are authorized to offer to such of their
Forces, as are to be employed in the said Service.
Ordered, &c. That the Report concerning the Lady
Blaney and Colonel Jones be made To-morrow Morning,
the first Business.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant
to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for issuing a Writ
for electing a Burgess to serve in Parliament for the Town
of Dovor, in the room and place of Sir Edward Boys, formerly elected to serve as a Burgess for that Town, and
ORdered, by the Lords and Commons, That the Allowance of Four Months, Two Weeks, and Three Days
Victual be made to Captain Thomas Plunkett, for the Ship
Discovery, according to the Ordinance of 30 Novembris
1643; she being set forth as a private Man of War upon
that Ordinance, and employed, on the Coast of Ireland,
for the Space of Ten Months, Two Weeks, and Three
Days, beginning the Ninth of July 1645; of which he
hath received Victual only for Six Months, as appears by
a Report from the Committee of Lords and Commons for
the Admiralty and Cinque-Ports, of 23 Maii 1646:
And it is referred to the Committee of the Navy, to give
Order for an Allowance to be made him for the said Four
Months, Two Weeks, and Three Days Victuals, according
to the Purport of the said Ordinance, over and above the
Six Months already allowed him, in Part of the said Ten
Months, Two Weeks, and Three Days Service.