Die Jovis, 15 Octobris, 1646.
THE Grand Committee of the House, according to
former Order, sat, to take into Consideration the
Ordinance concerning the Militia of England and Ireland,
and the Ordinance concerning the Treaties between the
Kingdoms of England and Ireland.
Mr. Henry Pelham in the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Pelham reports the Ordinance concerning the Militia of England and Ireland; with the Amendment of the
Word "or," instead of the Word "and," in the last
The which Amendment was, upon the Question, assented unto.
And then the Ordinance, upon the Question, passed;
and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
He further reported the Ordinance concerning the
Treaties between the Kingdoms of England and Ireland,
without any Amendments.
The which Ordinance was, upon the Question, passed;
and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Henry Pelham is appointed to carry these Ordinances to the Lords.
Sir Robert Harley reports, from the Committee, the
State of the Case of Mr. Walter Kearle: The which was,
That, 21 Julii 1642, he, being a Member of the House,
went into the Country, without Leave, for Recovery of
his Health: That, about Michaelmas following, he was
coming up; and the Earl of Essex sent Two Messengers
for him; and said, If he would not come, he would send
a Troop of Horse for him: He remained at his House,
at Rosse in Herefordshire; and was Two several Days imprisoned by the King's Forces.-
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament
assembled, that the whole Affair concerning Ireland, in
respect of the Secrecy and Expedition thereunto necessary,
be referred back to the former Committee: And the
Committee hath Power to give Instructions to such as
they shall employ, for the Pursuance and Transaction of
that Affair; and to order the Forces that shall go thither;
and to dispose of the Ammunitions, and other Provisions
for the Service of Ireland, as they shall judge best for the
publick Service: And are to meet this Afternoon; and
so from time to time, as they shall see Cause.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That Mr. Pierpont do carry unto the Lords
the Instructions, Propositions, and other Matters from
Ireland, Yesterday reported by him: The Order concerning referring the Business of Ireland to the former Committee: The Votes concerning the Resolutions to proceed
upon the Proposition of the Earl of Ormond, for his Retirement: And the Votes concerning the not Admitting of
the Earl of Ormond and the Council of Ireland's Letters
to the King, and the City of London, to be delivered.-
The Question was propounded, Whether Mr. Walter
Kirle shall be admitted to sit as a Member of the House:
And the Question being put, Whether this Question shall
be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative: And
It is thereupon Resolved, &c. That Mr. Walter Kirle
be admitted to sit as a Member of this House.
Mr. John Ash desiring, by reason of his Weakness and
Infirmity, to be excused from Preaching the next FastDay;
It is Ordered, That he be excused: And that Mr.
Knightley do, from this House, desire Mr. Maynard, one
of the Divines of the Assembly, to preach before the Commons House, on the next monthly Fast-Day, at the Parish
Church of Margarett's, Westminster.
A Letter from the Commissioners of Scotland, from
Worcester-House, of 15 Octobris 1646, was this Day read.
The Examination of Laurence Chapman was also read;
and referred to the Committee hereafter named.
Mr. Lisle, Mr. Morley, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Mr.Prideaux, Sir Wm. Allenson, Mr. Selden;
This Committee, or any Three of them, are to meet
this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Court of
Wards: And are to prepare the Matter of a Conference
to be desired with the Lords, concerning the Business of
printing the Lord Lowdoun's Speeches, according to the
Directions of the Order Yesterday made: And that they
report To-morrow Morning: And Mr. Lisle is to take
Ordered, That the Committee Yesterday appointed do
presently go forth; and examine Laurence Blaiklock, and
Samuel Peck, Stationers.
Ordered, That the Committee of Lords and Commons
for the Admiralty and Cinque-Ports do meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock.
A Pass, formerly sent from the Lords, for giving Leave
for the Transportation of Sixteen Nags out of this Kingdom into France, for the Use and Service of the French
King, and his Pages, Custom and Impost-free, was this
Day read; and, upon the Questions, assented unto; and
Ordered, That the Grand Committee of the House do
sit To-morrow in the Afternoon, to take into Consideration the Ordinance for Assessments for the Maintenance of
Sir John Evelin of Wiltes reports, from the Committee
appointed to withdraw, to examine Mr. Laurence Blaiklock, and Mr. Samuel Peck, Stationers, the Examinations of Samuel Peck, and of Anne Griffyn, under their
Hands; and delivered in to the House the Original of a
Speech brought to the said Anne Griffyn to be printed.
And he further reported, That Laurence Chapman did
declare, That, had he not received an Order of this
House to the contrary, he had been ready to have delivered out the printed Copies to any that should have asked
for them. And
It is Ordered, That these Examinations, and Report,
be likewise referred to the former Committee.
Mr. Bois, Mr. Harvey, Lieutenant-General Cromwell,
Sir Richard Onslow, Mr. Maynard, Colonel Norton, Mr.
Morley, Mr. Prideaux, Sir James Harrington, Mr. Nelthropp, Mr. Hill, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Sollicitor, Mr. Roll,
Mr. Gott, Mr. * Bacon, Mr. Swinfen, Mr. Walton, Sir
Walter Erle, Sir Thomas Wrath, Mr. Ball, Mr. Nath.
Fienis, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Corbett, Mr.
Purefoy, Mr. Abbott, Sir Wm. Lewes, Mr. Strode, Mr.
Ludlow, Sir Thomas Dacres, Colonel Ven, Mr. Green, Mr.
Wilson, Mr. Lawrence, Colonel Fleetwood, Mr. Thompson, Mr. Holland, Colonel Ceely, Sir Robert Harley, Sir Rich.
Skeffington, Sir John Northcott, Sir Dudley North, Sir
Wm. Brereton, Mr. John Fienis, Mr. Stapeley, Sir Roger
Burgoyne, Mr. Cawly, and all the Lawyers of the
This Committee is appointed to consider of the Petition
of Commanders and Officers within the City of London;
and of the Paper offered for saving them harmless for what
they have executed in order to the Service of the Parliament;
and of those Ordinances to this Purpose passed this House;
and to prepare an Ordinance, that may be full and effectual, for the Freeing of all People from Arrests or Molestation, that have done any thing in pursuance of Authority of Parliament, and for their Service, in adhering unto
them: They are further to hear the Complaints of all
such Persons as are, or shall be, molested or arrested for
any Service done, in pursuance of Authority of Parliament; and to give them Redress in the mean time, till
the Ordinance be brought in: They are further to take
care, and give Order, for printing the several publick Ordinances; and to consider of the several Mistakes in the
publick Ordinances, in the Dates of them, or otherwise:
And are to meet this Afternoon at Three of Clock: And
Colonel Harvy is to take care of this Business.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of John Freeman,
late a Lieutenant in the Garison of Burleigh in the County
of Rutland, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee next before named; to examine the Matter of
Fact; and to report their Opinions, upon the whole Matter, to the House.
Mr. Pierepoint brings Answer from the Lords, That,
as to the Votes concerning the Way of Proceeding with
the Earl of Ormond; and the referring this Affair of Ireland
to the former Committee, with the additional Powers;
they do agree: And, as to the Votes concerning the Delivering of the Letters to the King, and the City of London,
they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Henry Pelham carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance concerning the Militia of England
and Ireland: The Ordinance concerning the Treaties between the Kingdoms of England and Ireland: The Order
For the Time and Course of the Payment of the Ten thousand Pounds, out of the Excise, for the poor Women;
and the Four hundred Pounds for the poor Irish Protestants: An Ordinance for a Pardon to Mr. Edward Yarbury, for his Delinquency: An Order for Discharge of
the Sequestrations of Sir Robert Eyton, and of Mr.Bulkeley,
and his Son: And an Order for Twenty Pounds to a
Trumpeter that came from Banbury, out of HaberdashersHall.