Die Martis, 2 Februarii, 1646.
THE House being informed of a Declaration set
forth by the Lords, concerning Compositions with
Delinquents, by the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall; a
Copy whereof was read;
Mr. Rigby, Mr. John Stephens, and Mr. Pury, are
appointed to go to the Lords, to examine this Copy,
and the printed Declaration, with the Original in the
Mr. Rigby reports, That he had been with the Clerk
of the House of Lords: That he had examined it with
the Original; and finds, that the Word "and" was first
in the Book, and afterwards struck out in the Book; and
that their Clerk had attested it: And that the Order for
printing it was likewise entered in the Lords Book; and
that their Clerk had likewise signed it.
Mr. Samuell Browne, Mr. John Stephens, Mr. Thorpe,
Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Pury, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Recorder,
Mr. Marten, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Wm. Lewes, Mr.
This Committee or any Three of them, are to consider,
by what Power the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall sits;
and in what Manner they act, and execute their Power;
and to state the Matter of Fact, upon the whole Matter,
to the House; They are likewise to consider of the Ordinances concerning Sequestrations; and of the Propositions by which Proportions are set upon Delinquents;
and what Ordinances the Lords have passed for Pardons
to Delinquents, and to whom; and in what Matters and
Powers the Lords have concurred for the Committee at
Goldsmiths Hall to act by: And are further to prepare
Reasons, upon all, for a Conference to be had with the
Lords upon it: And are to report To-morrow Morning,
the first Business: And are to meet this Afternoon at Two
of Clock, in the Queen's Court. And Mr. Stephens and
Mr. Rigby are to take care of this Business.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Tate carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence,
the Order for the Fast to be observed on the Tenth of
March next, to be humbled for the Growth of Errors and
He likewise carried to the Lords the Order for Mr.
Cecill to be Keeper of a Lodge in Theobald's Park: The
Vote for Mr. Morbury to be Deputy Lieutenant of Cheshire: The Ordinance for the Sum of One hundred and
Sixty Pounds per Week, out of the Excise of Hants, for
the Garison of Portesmouth: The Ordinance for Pardon of
the Earl of Carbury: The Order for One hundred Pounds
to Mrs. Wyborroe, out of Haberdashers Hall: The Order
for Six Pounds per Week, to the Lady Vicountess Rannalagh, out of the Treasure of Sequestrations at Guildhall,
London: The Order for the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to
grant Commissions of Martial Law to the Major General
of the Army of Ireland, or to such others as he shall think
fit, upon the Transport and Conduct of Soldiers out of
England into Ireland: The Order for Wm. Bassill of Lincolns Inn, Esquire, to be Attorney General of Ireland.
Ordered, upon the Question, That the Report of the
Ordinance, sent from the Lords, concerning Goldsmiths
Hall, be made To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Affairs of Ireland, to consider of the great Misdemeanors
committed by the Soldiers designed for Ireland, upon
their Transport in their Quarterings; and to take some
speedy and effectual Course to redress these Mischiefs and
Injuries that come upon the Country, for the free Quarter
they take, and the Outrages they commit.
A Letter from the Commissioners from Newcastle, of
28 Januarii 1646, directed to Mr. Speaker, was this
A Letter from Duresme, from Major General Skippon,
of 28 Januarii 1646, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do take
effectual Care, and give speedy Order, That Holdenby
House may be repaired, and fitted with Hangings, Bedding, and other Houshold-stuff, and Necessaries, fit for
the Reception of the King: And that Provision may be
made of all Necessaries fitting for the King in his Journey,
and when he is come to Holdenby.