Wednesday, the 27 th
of August, 1651.
Records, &c. taken at Sterling.
A LETTER from Mr. Wm. Clarke from Sterling, the
Nineteenth of August 1651, was this Day read.
Resolved, by the Parliament, That all the Records,
together with the Regalia and Insignia, taken in the
Castle of Sterling in Scotland, be brought into England,
and placed in the Tower of London.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State
to consider of, and give Order for, the safe bringing over
of the said Records, Regalia, and Insignia, taken in the
Castle of Sterling, and bringing the same to the Tower
of London, and be there placed, in such fit Place, as the
Master of the Rolls shall direct.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State
to take Order for removing the Brass Guns from the
Castle of Sterling, and placing some Iron Guns in their
Grant to Skippon.
Resolved, That the Committee that brought in the Bill
for settling Lands on Major General Skippon be revived;
and that they, or any Five of them, do examine and
consider of the Differences between the said Major General Skippon and the Committee for Sequestration in the
County of Bucks, or any other Persons whatsoever,
touching the said Lands and Premises settled on him by
that Act; with Power to send for Persons, Papers, and
Witnesses, and to hear, settle, and determine all Matters
between them touching the said Lands, or any Thing
thereunto belonging; and to see that the same be by him
quietly enjoyed, according to the said Act, and several
Orders of Parliament touching the same: And this Committee is to meet To-morrow in the Exchequer-Chamber,
at Two of Clock, and so de die in diem.
Resolved, That this Day Seven-night the Bill for the
Lord Broghill be read.
London, &c. Militias.
Mr. Speaker, by Way of Report, acquaints the House
of the great Appearance of the Militias of London, Westminster, Southwark, and the Hamlets of the Tower, on
Monday last in Finsbury Fields, and their great Chearfulness and Readiness manifested to the publick Service,
and likewise of the great Care and Affection of the Lord
Mayor, Aldermen, Sheriffs, and Common-Council of
the City of London, the Colonels, Officers, and Soldiers
of the Trained Bands, and Volunteers both Horse and
Foot; and especially the great Care and Pains of Major
General Skippon in that Service.
Ordered, That the Thanks of the Parliament be returned to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen, Sheriffs and Common Council of the City of London, and likewise to the
several Militias of London, Westminster, Southwark, and
the Hamlets of the Tower, and to the Colonels, Officers,
and Soldiers, and to the Trained Bands and Volunteers,
both Horse and Foot, for their great Affection to the
Parliament in their chearful Readiness to serve the State,
manifested at their last Appearance in Finsbury Fields, on
Monday last; and that Alderman Pennington, Sir John
Bourchier, Alderman Atkins, and Alderman Allein, do
return the Thanks of the Parliament, accordingly.
Resolved, That Major General Skippon have the Thanks
of this House for his great Pains and Care in the Business of the Militias on Monday last: And Mr. Speaker
did give him the Thanks of the House accordingly.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Lady Loftus be
read on this Day Sevennight.
Ordered, That the former Assessment of 120,000£. a
Month for the Pay of the Army, be continued for Three
Months from the Twenty-ninth of September next; and,
That Colonel Downes do bring in a Bill to that Purpose
on Friday next.
Military Affairs at Shrewsbury.
A Letter from Humfry Mackworth, Esquire, Governor of Shrewsbury, the Twenty-third of August 1651,
from Shrewsbury; together with a Summons and a Letter directed to the said Colonel Mackworth, signed
Charles R. for the Surrender of the said Garison and
Castle; and the Answer returned by him thereunto:
Which were all this Day read.
Reward to Mackworth.
Resolved, That Notice be taken by the Parliament of
the great Fidelity and Courage of Colonel Mackworth,
upon the Summons and Letter sent to him for surrendering the Garison and Castle of Shrewsbury; and that a
Letter be written, taking Notice of the good Acceptance
of the Parliament of his Fidelity, and returning the
Thanks of the Parliament for the same: And that the
Lord Commissioner Whitelock do prepare the Letter;
and that Mr. Speaker do sign the same.
Resolved, That a Chain of Gold, with the Medal of
the Parliament, to the Value of One hundred Pounds, be
sent to Colonel Mackworth, Governor of Shrewsbury, as
a Mark of the Parliament's Favour, and good Acceptance
of his Fidelity: And that the Council of State do take
Care for the providing the same, and sending it forthwith.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State to
make Provision for Colonel Mackworth, Governor of
Shrewsbury, for making up the Works at Shrewsbury,
according to his Desire in his Letter, as they shall think fit.
A Letter from the Lord-General, dated at Warwick
the Twenty-fifth of August 1651, was this Day read.
A Letter from Mr. Scott and Mr. Salwey from Warwick, of the Twenty-fifth of August 1651, Monday Eight
at Night, was this Day read.
A Letter from Mr. Lechmere from Warwick, of the
Twenty-sixth of August 1651, was this Day read.
His Majesty's Declaration from Worcester.
A Declaration, intituled, His Majesty's Second Declaration, sent forth upon his Arrival at Worcester was this
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to take Care, that such Intelligence be given, from time
to time, unto the several Militias in the respective Counties, both touching the Parliament's Forces, and the
Forces of the Enemy, and for preventing all false and
malicious Rumours to the Prejudice of the State, as they
shall think fit.
Ordered, That the Name of Stephen Oyles, in the Vote
of the Parliament of the Twelfth of August instant, whereby several Persons were added to the Militia of London,
be amended, and made Stephen Iles; and that the said
Stephen Iles do sit and act as a Commissioner of the said