Die Martis, 2 Martii, 1646.
Peter's, &c. Examinations.
ORDERED, That the Examinations of Mr. Thomas
Peters and Lieutenant Colonel Walton be referred to
the Committee formerly appointed to examine Michael
Hudson: And that it be likewise referred to the said
Committee to examine the said Mr. Peters and Lieutenant Colonel Walton, as they shall see Cause.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Thomas Mitton shall have
Power to treat with the Governor of the Garison of Harleigh for the Surrender thereof: And that it be left to the
said Colonel Mitton to use his own Discretion upon any
Capitulation, or Articles, concerning the Surrender of
the said Castle.
Grant to Barnet.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of One hundred Marks
be paid unto Mr. Nathaniel Barnet, by the Committee at
Haberdashers Hall, in Satisfaction of the Monies disbursed
by him, and of his Pains in bringing up of Mr. Thomas
Peters and Lieutenant Colonel Walton.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Goldsmiths Hall Treasurers.
Ordered, That Sir Anthony Irby do bring in an Ordinance, for allowing One Penny in the Pound unto the
Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, for all Monies to be received and paid by them; and for authorizing the Treasurers to have and receive the same.
E. of Warwick.
Ordered, That the Earl of Warwick's Petition be read
on Thursday Morning next, the first Business.
Resolved, &c. That the Garison of Oxon be disgarisoned,
and the new Works slighted and dismantled.
Resolved, &c. That the Garison of Banbury be disgarisoned, and the Works about it slighted and dismantled.
Resolved, &c. That Sherborne House be disgarisoned,
and the Works slighted, and the Place made indefensible.
Resolved, &c. That the Town of Stafford be kept a
Garison with Fifty Men.
Resolved, &c. That Eccleshall Castle be made untenable: And that it be referred to the Committee in the
Country, to see it done accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That Tutbury Castle, Dudley Castle,
and the Close of Lichfield, be forthwith made untenable:
And that it be referred to the Committee in the Country,
to see them made untenable accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That the Garison of Portesmouth be kept
up a Garison, with the same Number of Men it is now
Resolved, &c. That Southampton be forthwith disgarisoned, and the new Works about it slighted and
Resolved, &c. That Cashott Castle, South Sea and Hurst
Castle, be continued garisoned, with the same Number of
Men as now they are established.
Resolved, &c. That the Forts of Sandowne, Cowes, Yarnmouth, and Worsley Tower, be kept garisoned, with the
same Number of Men they are now established: And that
it be referred to the Gentlemen of this House that serve
for the Isle of Wight, and to Mr. Lisle and Mr. Kempe, to
consider of an Establishment for those Forts, and how and
where they may be paid.
Isle of Wight.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Gentlemen of
this House that serve for the Isle of Wight, Mr. Lisle, and
Mr. Kemp, or any Three of them, to grant forth Warrants, and issue out Orders, to the Treasurers and Collectors of the Isle of Wight, and also to the Commissioners
of the Excise of the said Isle, for the Payment of all Monies as are due, and are or shall be levied by virtue of
any Ordinance of Parliament formerly passed: And the
said Treasurers and Collectors are hereby enjoined to obey
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Eastern Association, to consider of the Continuing or Disgarisoning of Landgard Fort: And, in case they shall think
fit to continue it a Garison, that they do consider, What
Number of Men will be fit to be kept there; and of the
Payment of them.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere to the
former Order, for the disgarisoning, slighting, and dismantling, the Works of Bridgwater.
Resolved, &c. That the whole Carriage of the late Business, concerning the Slighting of the Garison of Bridgwater, in pursuance of the former Order, be referred to
the Examination of the Committee of the West: Who
are to consider of and examine the whole Business; and
to report it to the House.
Resolved, &c. That the Castle of Taunton be kept a
Garison, with an Hundred Foot in it.
Resolved, &c. That the Town of Taunton be continued
a Garison, and kept by the Townsmen: and that they
have allowed them Ten Pounds per Week towards the
Resolved, &c. That the Castle and Great Fort at Bristoll
be kept garisoned, with Two hundred and Fifty Foot in
them: And that the Town be disgarisoned, and the Works
and Forts about it slighted.
Resolved, &c. That Arundell Castle be continued a
Garison, with an Hundred Foot in it, besides Officers.
Resolved, &c. That the Ordnance at Chichester, belonging to the County of Sussex, be brought to Arundell Castle;
and those belonging to Portesmouth restored to Portesmouth: And that such Ordnance as are at Arundell Castle,
as belong to Hastings, or other Places, be restored.
Resolved, &c. That Chichester be disgarisoned; the Ordnance, Arms, and Ammunition, removed to ArundellCastle; and the Fortifications, made since these Troubles,
Resolved, &c. That, To-morrow Morning, the first
Business, the House do proceed in the Consideration of
what Garisons shall be kept up, and what laid down:
And that no other Business do intervene.
King's Attendants, &c.
A Letter, from Holdenby, from the Commissioners, of
24 Februarii 1646: another of 26 Februarii; together
with a List of such Persons as, for the present, are attending his Majesty, till further Order from the Houses; were
all this Day read: Another Letter, of 26 Februarii, from
the Commissioners at Holdenby, directed to the Committee
of the King's Revenue; together with an Estimate of One
Day's Expence at the King's and Commissioners Tables,
and in other Offices about the House; were all this Day
Resolved, &c. That, in pursuance of the former Resolution of this House, the House doth still resolve, That
there shall be as yet no Establishment of any Houshold
for the King.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of this
Resolved, &c. That no Persons shall be employed about
the Person of the King, or admitted to have Access to
him, but such only as have continued with the Parliament, and adhered thereunto; and have testified their
good Affections to the Parliament, and their Cause; and
have taken the National League and Covenant.
Resolved, &c. That a Letter be prepared to be sent to
the Commissioners, upon these Votes; and the Votes inclosed: And that Mr. Morley do prepare this Letter.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
the Revenue to consider of the Charge of the King's being
at Holdenby; and to report their Opinions there upon to
Resolved, &c. That, on Thursday next, after the Business concerning the Propositions, the House take into
Consideration the Business concerning the continuing
there, or sending of other Commissioners to attend the
King at Holdenby House.
Propositions to the King.
Ordered, That, on Thursday next, the House do take
into Consideration the speediest Way to procure the King's
Consent to the Propositions of both Kingdoms, presented
to him at Newcastle; and to a Proposition for the Sale of
the Bishops Lands: And that, in the mean time, the
Members of this House, that are of the Committee of
both Kingdoms, do confer with the Scotts Commissioners
here; and know of them, if they have any Power from
the Kingdom of Scotland to join with the Parliament of
England, or not, for that End; and to report their Answer
then to the House.
Tonage and Poundage.
Ordered, That Mr. Solicitor General do bring in
the Ordinance for Tonage and Poundage on Thursday
Ambassador from Holland.
It is this Day Declared, by the Commons, in Parliament assembled, That their Intention was, and is, that
Monsieur Albert Joachimi, Resident Ambassador for the
States General of the United Provinces of the Low-Countries, shall have the like Immunity of Exemption from
paying any Excise, Custom, or new Impost, for any such
Commodities or Things as are for his own Use, and consumed with his own family, as Monsieur Reynswond and
Monsieur Boreel, late Ambassadors Extraordinary from
the States General of the United Provinces, formerly
had: And they do order all Commissioners of Excise and
Customs, and all their Under Officers, respectively, to
take notice hereof, and to yield Obedience hereunto