Die Mercurii, 20 Januarii, 1646.
ACCORDING to former Order, the Report concerning the Obstructions, and State of Monies,
charged upon the Excise, was this Day made.
The humble Certificate of the Commissioners of the
Excise and New Impost was read.
An Abstract of Monies charged upon the Grand
Ordinance for Excise was read, by several Ordinances of
several Dates; the which amounts to the Sum of Three
hundred Ninety-eight thousand Two hundred and Eleven
Pounds Five Shillings, besides the Interest of the said
Sums; and besides the Four hundred thousand Pounds
charged upon the Credit of the Grand Excise, advanced,
and secured, upon the Sale of the Bishops Lands.
An Estimate of the whole Charge upon the Office for
Excise, made 30 Novembris 1646, was delivered in.
A Letter from Norwich, of 17 Decembris 1646, from
the Sub Commissioners of Excise there, concerning divers
Mutinies and Tumults committed by Butchers and others
at Norwich, was read.
A Copy of a Warrant from the Mayor of the City of
Norwich, and others, directed to Captain John Crusoe,
Captain of the Dutch and French Congregation, for the
Suppression of the Mutinies and Tumults at Norwich, was
A Letter from the Sub Commissioners of Excise, from
Beccles, in the County of Suffolk, of 26 Decembris, 1646,
informing, That, by reason of several Insurrections at
Norwich, they were obstructed in their Proceedings, by
the Butchers there, was read.
A Letter from the Sub Commissioners of Excise, from
Norwich, of 28 Decembris 1646, and another Letter
from them, of 8 Januarii 1646, concerning the said
Mutinies and Tumults, was read.
A Letter from the Sub Commissioners of Excise, from
Worcester, of 15 Januarii 1646, concerning the Obstructions of the Excise there; and a Copy of a Warrant
of the Sub Committee for the County and City of Worcester, dated 13 Januarii 1646, directed to Marshal
Harris, for committing the Sub Commissioners of Excise
to his Custody; were read.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That the
Time when the Grant of Excise shall determine to such
Towns, Cities, and Counties, as have the whole Excise of
the said Towns, Cities, and Counties, respectively given
them, without Limitation of Time, shall be the Five-and-twentieth Day of March next.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That all
such Counties, Cities, and Places, as have the Moiety or
other Proportion of the Excise granted to them in Kind,
either with Limitation, or without Limitation of Time,
That the Time for the Continuance of such Grant shall
be until the Five-and-twentieth Day of March next, and
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the House do
take into Consideration the Report for Removing of Obstructions in bringing in the Assessments for Ireland.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to bring you these
Three Letters: One from the King; another from the
Commissioners of Scotland, at Newcastle; and this other
from General Leven; which the Lords think fit to be
communicated to the Scotts Commissioners here, by the
Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of
They have likewise commanded us to deliver these Nine
Papers, concerning Belfast, and some Irish Business: And
to put you in mind of the King of Denmark's Letters;
of an Ordinance for Mr. Rawlinson to be Minister of Lambeth, formerly sent unto you; and of a Petition of Mr.
Letters from the King, &c.
The Letter from the King was dated, Newcastle, the
15th of January 1646; and was read.
The Letters from the Commissioners of Scotland, and
General Leven, were of 12 Januarii 1647, stilo Scotico,
from Newcastle; and were read.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Lords, That these Three Letters be communicated to
the Scotts Commissioners here, by the Members of both
Houses, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Grant to Killegrew.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do forthwith pay unto Sir Peter Killegrew the Sum of One hundred Pounds, for his Charges and Expences in his late
Journey from both Houses to Newcastle, and back again.
Ordered, That the Papers this Day sent from the Lords
concerning Belfast, and Irish Business, be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, when the Report concerning Ireland is made.
Correspondence with Denmark.
Ordered, That the Letters from the King of Denmark,
in Latin, from Fridburg, in Answer to the Letters of
both Houses, concerning Mr. Henderson; and concerning
the King of Denmark's Interposition; and concerning
the Articles of Treaty, touching Tolls and Taxes; and
the said Articles of Treaty; be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for foreign Affairs; to prepare
Letters in Answer to the said King's Letters; and likewise to examine and compare these Articles with former
Articles of former Treaties; and to observe, whether this
Treaty be more or less beneficial to this Kingdom, than
other Treaties; and to report the State of all to the
House: And the Committee is enjoined to take these Businesses into speedy Consideration; and to make speedy
Report to the House.
Ordered, That Sir Christofer Yelverton have delivered
unto him the Letters from the King of Denmark, and
the Articles of Treaty in Denmark: And that he do bring
them to the Committee of Foreign Affairs To-morrow.
The humble Petition of Richard Jencks, employed from
both Houses to the King of Denmarke, was this Day read:
It is Ordered, upon the Question, That the Sum of
One hundred Pounds be bestowed upon the Petitioner,
by this House, as a Mark of their Favour; and in Testimony of their good Acceptance of the Services performed
to the Parliament, by the Petitioner, in his Negotiations
with the said King of Denmark: And that the said Sum
of One hundred Pounds be forthwith paid to him by
the Committee of the Revenue.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed for the Creditors of Sir Allen Apsley be joined to the Committee of
the Navy, as to the Consideration of that Business concerning the said Creditors of Sir Allen Apsley.
An Ordinance formerly sent from the Lords, for appointing Mr. John Rawlinson to be Minister of Lambeth,
in the Place of Mr. John White, was this Day read; and,
upon the Question, passed.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the Great Seal
of England, be taken into Consideration To-morrow
Morning at Ten of Clock.
Browne's, &c. Claims.
The humble Petition of Oliver Browne and John Baker,
his Majesty's Upholsters, formerly sent from the Lords,
was read; and was for the Payment of the Sum of One
hundred and Eighty Pounds, for the Hire of Four Suits
of Hangings, and other Services done by them for the
House of Peers: And
It is thereupon Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue, to pay unto the said Oliver Browne
and John Baker the said Sum of One hundred and Eighty
Pounds, or such Part thereof as shall appear to the said
Committee to be really due to them, for any Hangings,
or other Service done by them for the House of Peers.
Lord Castle Stewart.
Ordered, That the Sum of Two hundred Pounds be
forthwith paid, by the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, unto
the Lord Castle Stewart, upon Account: And that the
Acquittance of the said Lord Castle Stewart, or his
Assigns, shall be a good Discharge to the said Committee,
and the Treasurers there, for Payment of the said Two
hundred Pounds accordingly.
Ordered, That the Reports concerning the Excise be
proceeded in, the first Business, To-morrow Morning.
Payment to Smith.
Upon Report from the Committee of Lords and
Commons for Ireland;
It is Ordered, That the Sum of Two hundred and
Ninety and four Pounds, due to Francis Smith Esquire,
for Cows and Sheep delivered by him into the Stores at
Cork in Ireland, for Supply of the Army there, and for
Monies lent to the Lord Inchiquin, be paid to the said
Francis Smyth, or his Assigns, by the Treasurers for Sequestrations, at Guildhall, London: And that the Acquittance of the said Francis Smyth, or his Assigns, shall be
a good Discharge to the said Treasurers for Sequestrations, for the Payment thereof, accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers:
The House has considered your Lordships Message:
And, as to the Communicating of the Three Letters, by
the Members of both Houses of the Committee of both
Kingdoms, to the Scotts Commissioners here; and the
Ordinance for appointing Mr. Rawlinson to be Minister
of Lambeth, in the Place of Mr. White; they do agree:
And, as to the rest of the Particulars of the Message,
they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
An Order of the Committee of Lords and Commons,
for the Admiralty and Cinque Ports; and an Order of the
Committee of both Kingdoms, at Derby House, concerning the Articles for Surrender of Portland Castle and
Island; a Paper of 10 Octobris 1646, signed William
Batten; a Copy of the Articles of Agreement, for Surrender of the said Castle and Island, dated the 4th of
April 1646; and a Petition of Richard Gilbert, and others,
on the Behalf of themselves, and others, the Islanders of
Portland, complaining of the Breach of the said Articles;
were all this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That, by
the Articles of the 4th of April 1646, agreed upon for the
Surrender of Portland Castle and Island, no particular Person is barred from bringing any particular Action for any
private Wrong or Injury done to him sithence the War.
Resolved, &c. That the Articles for Surrender of Portland Castle and Island be, and are hereby ratified and
Resolved, &c. That, if any the Persons comprised within
the said Castles be sequestered, that the Sequestrations
be forthwith discharged: And that every such Person be
likewise forthwith restored to all such their Goods or
personal Estate, as hath been taken from them, by reason
of any such Sequestration.
Ordered, That the Committee for the County of Dorsett do forthwith pay unto John Laverock, late Porter of
the Castle of Portland, the Sum of Forty Pounds, in
full Satisfaction of his Place of Porter of the said Castle;
and of all Wages and Demands due to him, for or by
reason of the said Place.
Ordered, That the Sum of Two hundred Pounds, disbursed by Sir Henry Vane senior unto Colonel James
Wardloe, late Governor of the Town of Plymouth, by
Order of this House, of 4 Septembris 1644, be repaid
unto the said Sir Henry Vane, or his Assigns, by the
Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, out of the Fine or Composition of Sir Thomas Liddall: And that the Acquittance
of the said Sir Henry Vane, or his Assigns, shall be a
good Discharge to the said Committee, and Treasurers
there, for the Payment of the said Sum of Two hundred