Die Martis, 9 Martii, 1646.
SIR Phillip Stapleton reports the humble Certificate of
the Committee of the Accompts of the whole Kingdom, concerning the Accompts of Sir Wm. Constable
Baronet, for his Entertainment in the Service of the
Parliament, as a Colonel and Captain of Foot, under the
Earl of Essex; and as Colonel and Captain of Foot, and
Colonel and Captain of Horse, under the Lord Fairefaxe:
They farther certify, That he demands the Allowance
of Forty Shillings per diem, as Lieutenant General of
Horse to the Lord Fairefaxe: The which they leave to
the Consideration of the House: The which Certificate
was all read; and, upon the Question, allowed.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth allow the Sum of
One thousand Sixty-four Pounds Seven Shillings One
Peny, to be presently paid to the Accomptant upon his
The Question being put, Whether Allowance shall be
given to the Accomptant, of Nine hundred Nineteen
Pounds Sixteen Shillings, respited upon the Publick Faith,
to be presently paid;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Sir Phillip Stapleton,
||Tellers for the Yea:
||With the Yea,
||Tellers for the Noe:
||With the Noe,
So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Nineteen hundred
Eighty-four Pounds Three Shillings and One Peny, due
unto Sir Wm. Constable, upon his Entertainment in the
Service of the Parliament, as appears by the Certificate of
the Committee of Accompts, this Day read and allowed,
be paid unto him, out of the growing Profits of the sequestred Estate of Wm. Middleton Esquire, in North Duffield
in the County of Yorke, a Papist, in Arms against the Parliament, in full Satisfaction of all Dues and Claims demandable by the said Sir Wm. Constable, upon his Entertainment in the Service of the Parliament: And that the
said Sir Wm. Constable do enjoy and receive the Profits
and Advantages of the said Estate, upon Accompt, until
the said Sum of Nineteen hundred Eighty-four Pounds
Three Shillings and One Peny, so due, as aforesaid, be
fully received by him: And the Committee for Sequestrations, in the County of Yorke, the Tenants and Farmers to
the said Estate, or any others, who are concerned in the
collecting, paying, or receiving, the Profits of the said
Estate, are hereby required and enjoined to pay over,
from time to time, the growing Profits of the said Estate
unto the said Sir Wm. Constable, or his Assigus, until he
be fully satisfied, and shall have received the said Sum of
One thousand Nine hundred Eighty-four Pounds Three
Shillings and One Peny, out of the Rents and Profits of
the said Estate: And that the Acquittance of the said Sir
Wm. Constable, or his Assigus, shall be, from time to time,
a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Sequestrators, Farmers, or Collectors, upon the Passing of their
Accompts for the Payment of the Rents and Profits of
the Estate of the said William Middleton Esquire, lying
and being in North Duffield in the County of Yorke
aforesaid, in manner as aforesaid.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you
this Letter; it is from the King, and is to be communicated unto you: An Ordinance for the Earl of Rutland;
in which they desire the Concurrence of this House: An
Ordinance touching criminal Causes acted in the War; in
which they desire a Concurrence: A Minute of a Letter
to be sent to the King of Denmarke; in which they desire the Concurrence of this House: And that it may be
signed by the Speakers of both Houses, if this House
think it convenient.
Letter from the King.
Mr. Speaker acquainted the House, He had received a
Letter from the Commissioners at Holdenby House: The
which was of 6 Martii 1646.
The Letter from the King was read; and was of 6
Martii 1646, from Holdenby, and subscribed in the Bottom of the Letter, Charles R. and was directed "To the
. . . . . . House of Peers, pro tempore; to be communicated to the Lords and Commons, in the Parliament
assembled at Westminster."
Ordered, &c. That the Debate of this Letter be laid
aside till Saturday next.
Ordered, &c. That the Ordinance concerning the Sale
of Part of Mr. Warner's Estate, in Warwickshire, be read
the Second time on Saturday Morning next, the first
Ordinances to be read.
Ordered, &c. That the Ordinance concerning the Earl
of Rutland, this Day sent from the Lords, be read on
Ordered, &c. That the Ordinance sent from the Lords,
touching criminal Causes acted in the War, be read on
Correspondence with Denmarke.
The Draught of a Letter in Latin, to be sent from
both Houses, to the King of Denmarke, reported from
the Committees of Lords and Commons for Foreign
Affairs, upon a Conference to that Committee, was this
Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and
ordered to be signed by the Speakers of both Houses.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House hath considered their Lordships Message; and do
agree to the Letter to be sent to the King of Denmarke;
and that it be signed by the Speakers of both Houses:
As to the rest of the Message, they will send Answer by
Messengers of their own.
Ordered, &c. That, on Thursday next, the first Business,
the Members of the several Counties do bring in a List
of the Governors and Officers in the Garisons that are to
be kept up in the several Counties, according to the Order of this Day: And the Committee of the Army is
likewise required to bring in, Thursday next, a List of the
Captains of Horse and Foot; and of the Officers above
Captains in the Army: And the House is to proceed in
the Consideration of the Garisons, according to the Alphabet.
Ordered, &c. That a Pamphlet, intituled, "The
Outcries of oppressed Commons;" and likewise a Libel,
intituled, "The Scotts Apostasy;" be referred to the
Examination and Consideration of Sir Robert Pye, Mr.
Recorder, Mr. Lawrence Whittacre, Sir John Francklyn,
Alderman Pennington, and Alderman Atkyn, or any Two
of them: Who have Power to inquire out the Authors,
Printers, and Publishers; and to send for them, and to
examine them touching the Premises: And have Power
to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records: And are
to meet this Afternoon, in such Place as they shall think
fit: And are to report, on Saturday next, their Opinions,
What is fit to be done in this Business.
Resolved, &c. That the Order formerly passed, which
gives Authority to Mr. Rushworth to license the Printing
of Books, be revoked.
Tryal of Delinquents.
Ordered, &c. That, on Saturday next, Mr. Corbett do
bring in the Report concerning the Tryal of Delinquents
excepted from Pardon.
Prisoners to be bailed.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Philip Ann, and Samuell Savile,
sent up Prisoners, upon the Business of Ponfract Castle,
and now in the Serjeant's Custody, be forthwith bailed.
Ordered, &c. That Power be given to the Committee
where Colonel Leigh hath the Chair, appointed to receive
Information against such Persons as preach, and are not in
Orders, to enjoin all such as come before them, who shall
be proved guilty of Preaching, contrary to the Ordinance,
not to preach until further Order taken: Which if they
shall refuse to promise; or shall, notwithstanding they have
so promised, go on in the same Offence, and still preach;
that in such Cases they shall have Power to commit them.
Regiments for Ireland.
The Letter from the General, of 4 Martii, 1646, directed "To the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at
Derby House," in Answer to one of theirs, concerning
some Regiments of the Army to go over into Ireland,
upon the present Service of Dublyn, was this Day again
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of
the Conditions offered by Colonel Hamond, for his Regiment, and the other Forces mentioned in the General's
Letter, to go over immediately to Dublyn, for the present
And it is referred to the Committee for the Affairs of
Ireland, at Derby House, to take care that this Order be
put in Execution; and the Forces sent over to Dublyn
Evans', &c. Petition.
Ordered, &c. That the Petition of James Evans, and
other Mariners, Inhabitants of Harwiche in the County
of Essex, be referred to the Examination and Consideration
of the Committee where Colonel Leigh hath the Chair.
Resolved, &c. That the House do adjourn itself till
Thursday Morning at Eight of the Clock.
Sheriff of Bedford.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Lords, That Mathias Taylor Esquire be High Sheriff of
the County of Bedford: And that the Commissioners of
the Great . . . . do grant him a Commission under the
Great Seal of England, to be High Sheriff of the said