Saturday, the 30th
of August, 1651.
Military Affairs in Lancashire.
A LETTER from Colonel Robert Lilburne from
Wiggon, of the Twenty-fifth of August 1651, with
a List of the Prisoners taken, and Officers and Soldiers
slain: Which were this Day read.
A Letter from the Lord General near Worcester, of the
Twenty-eighth of August 1651, with a Letter from Colonel Robert Lilburne to the Lord General inclosed, were
this Day read.
The House being informed, that Lieutenant Turner
was at the Door, he was called in; and gave an Account
and Relation, at the Bar, of the Manner and Circumstances
of the Fight in Lancashire.
Ordered, That the Papers taken in the Hampers of the
Earl of Derby, be referred to the Council of State, to see
what there is of Importance in them; and to give an Account thereof to the Parliament.
Grants to the Officers.
Resolved, That, in Satisfaction of the 1,000£. formerly
ordered by the Parliament, by Order of the Eighteenth
of March 1650, unto Colonel Robert Lilburne out of
Discoveries; and of 1,000£. more, which the Parliament
doth now bestow on the said Colonel Robert Lilburne, as
a Mark of Honour for his Fidelity and great Service, the
Sum of Five hundred Pounds be forthwith paid unto the
said Colonel Robert Lilburne, or his Assigns: And, that
Lands of the clear yearly Value of Two hundred Pounds,
be, by Act of Parliament, settled on the said Colonel Robert Lilburne, and his Heirs, of the Lands of some new
Delinquent in this Business of Lancashire: And that the
Committee for Obstructions do prepare an Act, and present the same to the House, for that Purpose.
Resolved, That the Council of State do take Care and
give Order for the speedy Payment of the said Five hundred Pounds to the said Colonel Lilburne, or his Assigns.
Resolved, That Lieutenant Turner have One hundred
Pounds bestowed on him, as a Gratuity from the Parliament.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Council of State, to
take Care, that the said One hundred Pounds be forthwith
paid unto the said Lieutenant Turner, or his Assigns.
Resolved, That a Letter be written to Colonel Robert
Lilburne, taking Notice of his good and faithful Service;
and to give the Thanks of the Parliament to him and his
Officers and Regiment and other Soldiers who engaged
with him in this Service: And that Colonel Marten do
prepare the Letter, and that Mr. Speaker do sign the
Resolved, That it be referred to the Commissioners for
Compounding, to take the Information of Thomas Wickes
and Richard Thompson, or any other Person, touching the
Goods or Estate, in and about London, of any Inhabitant
of the City of Worcester, or any other Person, who have
adhered to the King of Scotts in this Business, and to
make Stay of and secure the same.
Taking the Engagement.
Resolved, That it be referred to the Council of State,
to examine whether Mr. Ratcliff hath taken the Engagement, or not; and if he have, then the Time When he
took the same; and report it to the Parliament.
An Act for further continuing of the Assessment of
120,000£. a Month for Three Months, from the Twentyninth Day of September 1651, for Maintenance of the
Armies in England, Ireland, and Scotland, was this Day
read the Second Time.
Resolved, That the Time in this Bill be the Fifteenth
of September for the Commissioners to meet.
The Question being put, That this Bill be committed;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, That this Bill be ingrossed; and brought in
on Monday Morning, the First Business.
Successes in Scotland and Lancashire.
The Lord Commissioner Whitelock reports, from the
Council of State, a Narrative of the Successes the Lord
hath been pleased to give to the Parliament's Forces in
Scotland, and lately in Lancashire: Which was read.
The Parliament having received Intelligence of the
taking of the Castle of Sterling in Scotland, wherein were
the Records of Scotland, 40 Pieces of Ordnance, 5000
Arms, with several Provisions and Ammunition; as also of
the dispersing of the new Levies of the Enemy in Scotland;
and likewise, of the total Rout and Overthrow of the
Earl of Derby, and all the Forces under his Command,
in Lancashire, by the Parliament Forces under Colonel
Robert Lilburne; the Particulars whereof, together with
the Number and Names of divers of the Colonels slain,
or taken Prisoners, is contained in a Letter sent to the
Parliament from the said Colonel Robert Lilburne, do order, That, on the next Lord's Day, Thanks be given to
Almighty God by the Ministers in all Churches and Congregations within the late Lines of Communication, and
weekly Bills of Mortality, for these great and seasonable
Mercies: And that they do then also beg of Almighty
God a Blessing upon the Parliament's Army, now ready
to engage with the Enemy: And that the Lord Mayor
of the City of London do take Care, that timely Notice
be given to the said Ministers, accordingly.
Resolved, That this Order be forthwith printed and
Ordered, That Mr. Lister do report the Act touching
impowering the Commissioners of the Militia to raise
another Month's Pay, on Monday Morning next.
Grant for Navy.
Ordered, That, on Monday Morning next, the House
do take into Consideration the Moneys charged on the
Excise for the Use of the Navy.
The Lord Commissioner Whitelocke reports, from the
Council of State, a Narrative of the Grounds and Reasons
of appointing Thanks to be returned to Almighty God
on the next Lord's Day: Which was this Day read; and
London, &c. Militia.
Mr. Alderman Allein reports, That the Thanks of this
House was, according to the Order of this House, given
to the Lord-Mayor, Aldermen, Sheriffs, and CommonCouncil of the City of London, and to the several Militias,
and to the Colonels, Officers, and Soldiers, 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: With their Return of
their humble Respects to the Parliament: And further
acquaints the Parliament, That they have a Purpose to
have another general Rendezvous at Two of Clock on
Resolved, That Mr. Speaker and the Members of Parliament do honour the Meeting at the said general Rendezvous with their Company; and that Mr. Speaker and
the Members of Parliament do go to the said general
Rendezvous on Tuesday next accordingly.
Alford, &c. pardoned.
The humble Petition of John Alford, Wm. Burton,
Thomas Adams, John Jekill, and Ralph Farre, Citizens
of London, was this Day read.
Resolved, That the said John Alford, Wm. Burton,
Thomas Adams, John Jekill, and Ralfe Farre, who were
privy to, and acting in the Correspondence held between
Wm. Drake here, and Captain Tytus beyond the Seas, with
the King of Scotts, be pardoned for this Treason both for
Life and Estate, and discharged of all Sequestration and
Delinquency by reason thereof; and that Mr. Attorney
General do prepare one or more Pardons for that Purpose; and that the Lord Commissioners for the Great
Seal of England do pass the said Pardon, or Pardons,
under the Great Seal of England, accordingly.
The humble Petition of Anne Dickens, Widow, was
this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Revenue to state the Matter of Fact, and to report it to
the House forthwith: And the said Committee are injoined to sit. And it is further ordered, That Sir James
Harrington, Alderman Pennyngton, Sir Henry Vane, Sir
Gilbert Pickering, Mr. Nevill, Mr. Garland, Mr. Ralegh, Col. Purefoy, Alderman Allein, Lord Mounson,
Mr. Attorney General, Mr. Ashe, Mr. Snelling, Mr.
James Challener, be added to the Committee of Revenue for this Business only; and that the Quorum of
this Committee be Five.