Die Jovis, 4 Februarii, 1646.
Payment to Col. Carter.
WHEREAS Colonel John Carter was, by former
Order of the Two-and-twentieth of December 1646,
ordered and appointed to have paid unto him the Sum of
Two thousand Pounds, out of the Fines and Compositions
of John Bonithon Esquire, Sir Augustine Cockaine Baronet
and Sir Henry Ferrers Baronet, Delinquents, particularly
named by him to the House; the which Persons have not
yet compounded, nor hath he received any of the said
Sum of Money, upon the foresaid Order: It is Ordered,
That the said former Order be hereby vacated, and is
hereby made void: And, in Lieu and Satisfaction thereof,
it is hereby Ordered, That the said Sum of Two thousand
Pounds be hereby paid unto the said Colonel John Carter,
by the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, out of the Fines and
Compositions of such Delinquents as he shall nominate to
the said Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, that have not yet
compounded, and whose Compositions are not yet particularly assigned: And that the Acquittance of the said
Colonel John Carter shall be a sufficient Warrant and
Discharge to the said Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, and
the Treasurers, for the Payment of the said Sum of Two
thousand Pounds accordingly.
Payment to Winwood.
Ordered, That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds, with
Interest, be paid unto Richard Winwood Esquire, by the
Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, out of the Fines and Compositions of such Delinquents as he shall nominate to the
said Committee, that have not yet compounded, and
whose Fines are not yet particularly assigned, in full Discharge and Satisfaction of the said Sum of Five hundred
Pounds, advanced and lent by the said Richard Winwood for the Service of the Parliament: And that the
Acquittance of the said Richard Winwood shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Committee and
Treasurers, for the Payment of the said Sum of Five
hundred Pounds, with Interest, accordingly: And
It is Ordered, That the former Order, of the Date of
17 Novembris 1645, for the Payment of the said Five
hundred Pounds, with Interest, to the said Richard
Winwood, be vacated, and of no Force.
Ordered, That Mr. Jeremiah Beck's Petition be read
on Monday next.
E. of Worcester's, &c. Estates.
An Ordinance for the Sale of Parcel of the Lands and
Possessions of Henry Earl of Worcester, Edward Lord Herbert of Ragland, and Sir John Sommersett, in the County
of Middlesex, and the City of London, was this Day read
the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Hill, Mr. Thompson, Mr.
Trenchard, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Allen, Mr. Bond, Mr.
Dove, Mr. Ball, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Scawen, Mr. Wheler,
Colonel Birch, Mr. Chaloner, Lord Grey, Mr. Recorder,
Mr. Vastall, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Morley, Mr. *
Corbett, Mr. Sallway, Mr. Blakiston, Mr. Nicoll, Mr.
Whitelock, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Grimston, Colonel Harvey, Sir
Tho. Wroth, Sir Tho. Widrington, Mr. Hoskins, Colonel
Ven, Mr. Green, Mr. Boscawen, Mr. Lane, Mr. Jones, Sir
John D'Anvers, the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of
Middlesex, the Citizens and Burgesses of London: And
have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records: And are to meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock,
in the Star Chamber: And the Care of it is more particularly referred unto Mr. Reynolds: And are to make
Report of it on Thursday next. And
It is further Ordered, That the Petition of Edward
Hooker be referred to the Consideration of this Committee.
Ordered, That the Petition from the City of London,
together with the annexed, be taken into Consideration
on Monday next come Sevennight, in manner as is appointed by the foresaid Order.
Mr. Pierpoint reports from the Committee, the Draught
of a Letter to be sent to the Parliament of Scotland, for
the speedy Delivery of the Town of Belfast, in the Kingdom of Ireland; The which was read; and, upon the
Question, assented unto.
He further reported Instructions for Henry Earl of
Stamford, Robert Goodwyn, and Wm. Ashhurst Esquire,
to repair to the Parliament of Scotland, to preserve a good
Correspondence between the Kingdoms; and to press,
with great Instance, the Delivery of Belfast, in the Kingdom of Ireland; and to pursue these Instructions now
sent, and such other Instructions as they shall hereafter
receive from both Houses of Parliament: The which
were read: and, upon the Question, assented unto; and
ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Pierpoint is appointed to carry them to the Lords
for their Concurrence.
Instructions for Henry Earl of Stamford, Robert Goodwyn
Esquire, and Wm. Ashhurst Esquire.
1. WHEN that Business shall be transacted and finished,
for which you are already instructed, you shall then make
your Repair to the City of Edenburgh, to the Parliament
of the Kingdom of Scotland; or to the Committees of
Estates, in case the said Parliament shall not be fitting,
and shall represent unto them the great Desire of the
Parliament of England to continue and maintain a brotherly Affection, and a good Understanding and Correspondency, between the Two Nations; and that you are
to reside and continue where the said Parliament or
Committee shall be, for the Promoting of the same.
2. You, or any Two of you, are to endeavour, from
time to time, that there may be a good Understanding
and Correspondency continued, as aforesaid.
3. Whereas the Parliament of England hath now
written to the Parliament of Scotland, concerning their
Delivery of the Town of Belfast unto the Parliament
Commissioners there, or such others as the Parliament shall
appoint to receive the same; You, or any Two of you,
are to deliver the said Letter: and to press, with all the
Instance that you can, the present Delivery of the said
Town, and the Castle there, as aforesaid; it being a
Thing so much concerning the Forces in that Kingdom:
The Matter of Fact, as it stands between the Commissioners in Ulster and the Scotts Officers there, represented
to the House by the said Commissioners, is herewith sent
unto you, for your further Direction.
4. You, or any Two of you, are, from time to time, to
give an Account to the Parliament of your Proceedings;
and to pursue and follow such further Orders and
Directions as you shall receive from both Houses of
Commissioners to Scotland.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Widdrington and Mr. Picrepoint do prepare further Instructions for the Commissioners
that are to go to the Parliament of Scotland.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do accept and satisfy such Bills of Exchange as shall be charged
upon them by the Commissioners, now in the North, that
are appointed to go to the Parliament of Scotland; not
exceeding, in all, the Sum of One thousand Pounds.
Reward to Messenger.
Ordered, That the Committee of Lords and Commons
for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers Hall, do pay unto
Richard Theobalds, the Messenger that brought the last
Letters from the Commissioners from Newcastle, the Sum
of Thirty Pounds, bestowed upon him for his Pains and
Diligence in this Service.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
King's &c. Revenue.
Ordered, That the House do take into Consideration,
on this Day Fortnight, preremptorily, the first Business,
and that nothing do intervene, the whole Business of the
King's, Queen's and Prince's Revenue: And that the
Committee of the Revenue do then report the State of
the said Revenue, as it now stands.
An Order of the Committee of the Admiralty, of 31
Decembris 1646, reported at the Lords, and from thence
sent to this House, was this Day read; desiring thereby
to know the Opinions of both Houses, concerning the
next Summer's Fleet: To the which Order was annexed
a List of the said Ships: And
It is Resolved, &c. That the Title of the said List shall
be, viz. A List of such of the Parliament Ships and
Pinnaces, as are conceived fit to be set forth, towards
the Making up of a Fleet, manned with Five thousand
Men, for the next Summer's Fleet.
The which List was read; and, upon the Question,
approved of to be fitted and manned for making up a
Fleet for the next Summer's Fleet.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
the Admiralty, to provide Thirteen Merchant Ships, to
be part of the Fleet for the next Summer's Guard; provided that they do present the Names of the Captains
of those Merchants Ships to the House to be approved.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Admiralty to provide Five-and-twenty Merchants Ships,
to be listed, and in a Readiness, if Occasion shall be.
Resolved, &c. That that this House doth approve of
Captain Crowder to be Captain of the Bonadventure, that
is now ready to go to Sea.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy and Customs do prepare, and bring in an Ordinance, for continuing the Collection of the Customs for such time as
shall be thought fit.
Ordered, That the Ordinance, now presented by Colonel Harvey, concerning the Indemnifying of Soldiers
that have acted in the Parliament's Service, be read on
Friday next come Sevennight.
Mr. Lewes, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Gloucester, to state the Matter of Fact concerning Mr. Lewes
and Mr. Lloyd, Committee-men in the County of Radnor.
Ordered, That Sir John Seymour, Knight of the Shire
for the County of Gloucester, be added to all the Committees concerning Gloucestershire.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Norcliffe, of the County of
York, be referred to the Committee for taking the Accompts of the Kingdom; to audite, state, and certify
The humble Petition of many poor distressed Soldiers,
which were lately under the Command of Major General
Massy in the West, was this Day again read.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of One thousand Pounds
be furnished and delivered over into the Hands of Colonel
Ordered, That Colonel Massy be desired to take special
Care to send to their several Homes and Countries the
Officers and Soldiers, as well English as Scotts, late under
the Command of Colonel Massy in the War; and disperse
them; and to take care to prevent, that they may not
come to solicit or further trouble the Parliament, or these
Ordered, That the Remainder, formerly designed for
disbanding the Brigade formerly under the Command of
Colonel Massie, and now remaining in the Hands of the
Treasurers employed in that Service, and ordered to be at
the Disposal of the Committee of the West, be forthwith
paid over unto Colonel Edward Massy in Part of the
Thousand Pounds, appointed now to be paid and delivered over into his Hands; And that what shall be wanting of the Monies in the Hands of the said Treasurers, as
aforesaid, to make up the said Thousand Pounds, shall be
paid by the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, out of the
Fines and Compositions of such Delinquents as the Committee of the West shall nominate unto the said Committee
at Goldsmiths Hall, that are not yet particularly assigned,
and paid and delivered over into the Hands of Colonel
Massy, to make up the foresaid Sum of a Thousand
Pounds: And that the Acquittance of the said Colonel
Edward Massie shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge
to the Treasurers, and to the Committee and Treasurers
at Goldsmiths Hall, respectively, for the Payment of such
Sums of Money as the said Treasurers, and Treasurers
at Goldsmiths Hall, shall pay, in pursuance of this Order,
to make up the said Sum of a Thousand Pounds, to be
paid over to Colonel Edward Massy, as aforesaid.
Ordered, That the Order, passed this House, concerning the Committee's auditing and taking the Accompts
of Soldiers, passed this House 8 Decembris, and concurred with by the Lords 10 Decembris, be forthwith printed
and published: And that the Members of this House that
serve for the several Counties, Cities, and Boroughs, do
send the same into the several Places they serve for.
Mr. Boys, Mr. Scott, Colonel Birch, Sir Phil. Stapilton,
Mr. Erle, Colonel Thornhagh, Mr. Francis Pierpoint, Sir
Arthur Hesilrig, Sir Wm. Waller, Sir John Bampfield,
Mr. Marten, Sir Peter Wentworth, Colonel Massy, Mr.
This Committee, or any Three of them, is appointed
to prepare a Declaration, and bring it to the House, to
prevent the Resort and tumultuous Addresses of all disbanded Soldiers to the Parliament: And are to meet Tomorrow at Four of Clock, in the Court of Wards: And
the more particular Care of this Business is referred to
Goldsmiths Hall Committee.
Mr. John Stephens reports from the Committee, the
Amendments to the Ordinance, sent from the Lords, concerning the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, 15 Novembris
1646, and committed, and re-committed: The which
Resolved, &c. That the Members of this House, that
were formerly of the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, and
now read, with the Addition of Mr. Holles, and Mr.
Richard Salwey, shall be the Members of this House
named in this Ordinance.
The rest of the Amendments to this Ordinance
were then put to the Question; and, upon the Question,
And then the Ordinance, so amended, passed, upon
the Question: And
It is Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired
in these Amendments.
Mr. Stephens is to carry it to the Lords.