Die Mercurii, 17 Februarii, 1646.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, &c. That Mr. Peter Brooke, a Member of this House, lying now under some Indisposition
of Health, shall have the Leave of the House to go into
the Country, for Recovery of his Health.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Moody, a Member of this
House, indisposed in Health, shall have Leave to go into
Forces and Garisons.
According to former Order, the House proceeded to
the Consideration of the Forces and Garisons: And the
Members, according to the Order, delivered in an Account of the Forces and Garisons of the particular Counties.
The Question was propounded, That the House do
take into Consideration, in the First place, the Garisons
and Forces of the particular Counties.
And the Question being put, Whether this Question
shall be now put;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
Sir Arth. Hesilrige,
||Tellers for the Yea:
|Sir Jo. Evelyn of Wiltes,
||With the Yea,
||Tellers for the Noe:
|Sir Philip Stapleton,
||With the Noe,
So that the Question passed with the Negative.
Ordered, upon the Question, That Candles be now
Resolved, &c. That the House do take into Consideration, To-morrow Morning, the first Business, the Number
of Horse that shall be kept in Pay within the Kingdom
Information against Vaughan.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to a Committee, to
take into Consideration the Information now given against
Mr. Edward Vaughan; and to report their Opinions,
upon the Examination thereof.
Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Clive, Sir John Curson, Mr.
Theloall, Sir Wm. Strickland, Sir Wm. Brereton, Mr.
Nathaniell Fyennes, Lord Grey, Mr. Hill, Colonel Birch,
Mr. Baynton, Colonel Hunt, Colonel Bowyer, Sir Gregory Norton, Mr. Grove, Sir Samuell Luke, Mr. Buller,
Sir John Evelyn of Wilteshire, Colonel Booth, Sir Gilbert
Pickering, Mr. Walter Longe, Mr. Holland, Colonel Wayte,
Mr. Moore, Sir John Corbett, Colonel Harvey, Mr. Bulckley, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Brooke, Mr. Trenchard, Mr.
Wheeler, Mr. Humfrey Edwards, Mr. William Edwards,
Mr. Doyley, Mr. Francis Allen, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Thistlethwayte, Sir John Francklyn;
They are to meet on Saturday next, at Two post Meridiem, in the Court of Wards: And have Power to
send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records.
It is further Ordered, upon the Question, That the Information, now given by Mr. Edward Vaughan against
Sir Thomas Middleton, be referred to this Committee, in
the same Manner, and with the like Power, as the
former Information is referred.
Payment to Greves.
A Letter from the Commissioners from Holdenby, of
16 Februarii 1646, was this Day read.
Ordered, upon the Question, That the Sum of Two
thousand Pounds be paid unto Colonel Rich. Greves, upon
Account, by the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, out of the
Fines and Compositions of such Delinquents, not yet particularly assigned, as the said Colonel Richard Greves shall
nominate unto the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall: And
the Acquittance of the said Colonel Greves, or his
Assignee, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge
unto the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, and the Treasurers there, for the Payment of the said Sum of Two
thousand Pounds accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee for the Army do
take the best Care they can, that the Convoy, that is now
quartered about Holdenby, may be supplied with Pay.