Die Veneris, 23 Aprilis, 1647.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, &c. That Mr. Berwyse, a Member of
this House shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered. That Mr. Nutt, a Member of this House,
shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ministers of Religion.
Ordered, That on Friday next peremptorily, the first
Business, the Ordinance for providing Maintenance for the
Ministry of this Kingdom be reported; and that no other
Business do intervene.
Articles of Truro.
According to former Order, the House fell into Consideration of the Articles of Truro, and of the Persons
Resolved, &c. That all such Persons as the General hath
recommended in several Letters to the Speaker, to have
Favour in their Composition, upon the Articles of Truro,
shall be compounded with at Two Years full Value of
their Estates, as they bore Value before the Year 1640, of
what Condition soever their Estates be (except Papists in
Arms, and all such as have had their Hands in the Rebellion of Ireland); provided, that they make their Compositions before the Twenty-fourth of June next; and that
they submit to pay their Fifth, and Twentieth Part.
Propositions to the King.
According to former Order, the Propositions to be
tendered to the King were brought in by the Committee; and were read.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee that
brought in these Propositions, to consider of some necessary Alterations to be made, according to the Debate had
in the House, in relation to such Persons with whom the
House has compounded, or pardoned: And that the
Members of this House that are of the Committee at
Goldsmiths Hall, be added to this Committee as to this
Business: And they, or any Five of them, shall have
Power to meet, and are to meet upon it this Afternoon,
at two of Clock, in the Queen's Court; and so de die in
diem: And that they bring in their Report on Tuesday
Morning next, the first Business.
Mr. West brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to
the Ordinance carried by him, concerning the Levying of
the latter Moiety of the Bill of Four hundred thousand
Pounds, uncollected, in the County of Buck'.
According to the Order Yesterday made, the House
resumed the Consideration of the Report Yesterday made
by Mr. Holles, from the Committee for the Affairs of
Ireland at Derby House, concerning some Letters that
Committee received from the Commissioners in the Army.
And the Letter from the Commissioners, from Saffron
Walden, of 19 Aprilis 1647, was again this Day read.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Holles went to the Lords, with the Message appointed Yesterday, all but the Order concerning the Messengers that attended the Committee of both Kingdoms.
He further carried the Order for Payment of Four thousand Pounds to William Sykes, of Hull, Merchant, upon
Account, in Part of a greater Debt, out of Goldsmiths
Hall, in Course, with Interest for the Forbearance: The
Votes for giving Power to the Committee for the Affairs
of Ireland at Derby House, to grant Commission to the
Officers in a List returned from Colonel Mitton: The
Ordinance for continuing the Duty for Redemption of
Resolved, &c. That the Consideration of these Papers,
intituled, one, "A new-found Stratagem, framed in the
old Forge of Machiavelism, and put upon the Inhabitants
of the County of Essex, &c.;" the other, intituled, "An
Apology of the Soldiery to their Commissioner Officers;"
be referred to the Committee following; to examine and
find out the Authors, Inventors, Contrivers, Publishers,
and Dispersers of these Papers; and how, and by what
Hands, and to what Ends, they were dispersed and sent
down to the Army; viz.
Mr. Holles, Sir Robert Harley, Sir John Evelyn of
Surrey, Sir John Maynard, Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, Colonel Ireton, Lieutenant General Cromwell, Mr. Whittacre,
Mr. Bond, Mr. Walter Long, Mr. Prideaux, Colonel
Rainsborough, Sir Wm. Lewes, Mr. Hoskins, Colonel Popham, Mr. Nicoll, Colonel Leigh, Mr. Strode, Colonel
Thompson, Colonel Ven, Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Mr. Christofer Marten, Mr. Henry Marten, Colonel Temple, Mr.
Grimston, Sir Phil. Stapilton, Mr. Cary, Mr. Thistlethwayte, Mr. Boone, Sir Robert Needham, Mr. Gerard,
Mr. West, Mr. Weaver, Sir Wm. Constable, Mr. Hay,
Mr. Lisle, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Peck: And are to meet
upon it on Tuesday next, at Two post meridiem, in the
Exchequer Chamber: And have Power to send for
Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records.
Impeachment of Jenkins.
Resolved, &c. That a printed Paper, intituled, "A Recantation of Judge Jenkins," be referred to the Consideration
of the Committee, formerly appointed to prepare an Impeachment against Mr. David Jenkins; to consider, who
was the Printer and Publisher of it: They are likewise further to consider and prepare the said Impeachment against
the said David Jenkins; and to bring it in on Tuesday next
come Sevennight, peremptorily: And that Mr. Grimston
be added to this Committee: And the more particular
Care of this Business is referred to Mr. Grimston and
Ordered, That the Committee for plundered Ministers
do send for Dr. Soame and Dr. Sherwood, against whom Informations have been given to the House, That they have
lately preached in some Churches in London, being Delinquents that have adhered to the Enemies of the Parliament: And that they do enjoin them not to preach:
And that, according to former Power given to that Committee, by an Order of 15 Martii 1646, they do take
Course to prevent and hinder the Preaching of all such
Persons, who are in the like Condition of Delinquency
and Disaffection to the Parliament.
Ordered, That the Committee, appointed to judge
of Scandal, do meet To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the
Ordered, That the Debate of this whole Business, concerning the Report made from the Commissioners employed to the Army, be resumed into Consideration on
Tuesday Morning next, the first Business; notwithstanding
any former Order: And no other Business to intervene.
Ministers of Religion.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for maintaining a Preaching Ministry, appointed for Tuesday next, be adjourned
to Thursday next.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Mr.
The Lords have commanded us to put you in mind of
the Lord Viscount Herefford's Petition, formerly sent from
them, concerning the Reparations of his Lordship's
Losses, out of the Estates of Sir Wm. Russell, Sir John
Packington, and others mentioned in the said Petition:
They have returned the Votes upon the Proposition of
borrowing Two hundred thousand Pounds; with some
Alterations and Additions; in which the Lords desire the
Concurrence of this House: A Report from the Committee of the Admiralty, touching the Jurisdiction of the
Admiralty: A Letter from the Scotts Commissioners:
And that the Lords have appointed their Committee to
meet To-morrow at Three post meridiem; and desire,
That the Members of this House, of that Committee,
may then meet: They have returned Mrs. Burghill's
Ordinance, with some Alterations; in which they desire
the Concurrence of this House: An Ordinance for constituting and appointing Mr. Richard Ward Rector of
Upton upon Severne in the County of Worcester.
The Question being put, Whether the Petition of the
Lord Viscount Herefford, sent from the Lords, shall be
read on Wednesday next come Sevennight;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That, on this Day Fortnight, the Petition of the Lord Viscount Herefford be taken into Consideration.
Ordered, That, on the same Day, the private Businesses,
appointed formerly for Tuesday next, be taken into Consideration.
Loan from the City.
The Additions and Alterations, sent from the Lords, to
the Votes upon the Proposition for borrowing the Sum of
Two hundred thousand Pounds, were read: And
It is Resolved, &c. That, to the First Alteration desired
to be added, in the Second Line; this House doth agree:
viz. to the Addition of these Words, "as well Citizens
That, to the Second Resolution, concerning such Sums
as are desired to be secured upon this Proposition; this
House doth adhere to that whole Resolution, as it was
sent from hence:
That, to the Fifth Resolution, concerning the Lands
and Estates of Papists in Arms to be given in Security,
this House doth adhere to that Fifth Resolution, as it was
sent from hence.
The Question being put, Whether this House would
concur with the Lords, That the whole Compositions at
Goldsmiths Hall, in Course, be added to this Security;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to the Eighth
Resolution, as it is altered by the Lords.
And then it runs thus; viz.
"That a Committee of Citizens and others, being Adventurers for Ireland, may be chosen among themselves;
whose Names are to be presented to both Houses: And
that they may be heard, and those Things which they shall
offer be considered of, by such Committee of Parliament
as shall be appointed for providing Necessaries for Ireland; to the end that may be done to the best Advantage
for the Service of that Kingdom."
Conference desired with Lords.
Ordered, That a Conference be desired with the Lords,
on Tuesday Morning next; and these Resolutions of this
House communicated at the said Conference; and Reasons delivered for the Enforcing of them.
Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Prydeaux, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Salwey,
Mr. John Stephens, Mr. Scott, are appointed to prepare
Reasons; and to manage this Conference.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Admiralty and Cinque Ports, to prepare and bring in an
Ordinance for settling the Jurisdiction of the Court of Admiralty: And all the Lawyers of the House are added to
the Committee, as to this Business: And are required to
attend; and to give their best Assistance to this Service.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers: That this
House has considered their Lordships Message: And, as
to the Ordinance concerning Mrs. Burghill, they do
agree: To the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers
of their own.
Isle of Jersey.
Sir Gilbert Gerard reported from the Committee to
whom the Consideration of the Isle of Jersey was referred,
Two Propositions; one made by Colonel Rainsborough,
for reducing the said Isle; and another by Colonel Lidcott, for the Raising and Maintaining of Men, for the Reducing of the said Island of Jersey: The which were read.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth allow and approve
of the Propositions made by Colonel Rainsborough, for
taking in and reducing the Isle of Jersey.
Resolved, &c. That Two Months Arrears, and a Month's
Advance, be provided and furnished for Colonel Rainsboroughe's Men: And that it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to consider, How these Three Months
Arrears and Advance may be speedily furnished.
It is further Resolved, That a Month's Pay, in Provision of Victuals, be likewise furnished for the Use of these
Men, to be deducted out of their future Pay, if they shall
make use of them: And it is referred likewise to the
Committee of the Navy, to provide Monies for Making
of these Provisions: And they have Power to use their
Interest, and best Endeavour, to borrow these Monies
upon any such Security as they shall think fit, that will furnish these Monies and Provisions so speedily and certainly
as may answer the instant Necessity of this Occasion.
It is further referred to the Committee of the Navy, to
furnish all Provisions of War, Ammunition, and Guns, as
are proposed and desired by Colonel Rainsborough, as
necessary for this Service; and to give Order, and take
care, that such Vessels and Shipping for Transport of the
Forces, and other necessary Occasions conducing to this
Service, may be appointed and fitted ready for this Service, according as is propounded by Colonel Rainsborough: And they are to report their Proceedings herein
on Tuesday Morning next.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Admiralty and Navy, to take care that Ships may lie
upon the Coasts between France and Ireland, to prevent
the Landing of Men or Ammunition upon the Coasts of
Ordered, That Colonel Rainsborough do forthwith advance, with his Men, to the Sea-side. And whereas his
Men have received Three Weeks Pay; out of which
they are to pay Three Weeks Quarters, where they now
are: It is Ordered, That they take the whole Three
Weeks Pay with them, to pay their Quarters on their
March to the Sea's Side; and leave Tickets for Payment
of their Quarters where they now are, out of their
Ordered, That the Ordinance, sent from the Lords,
concerning Clipping and Falsifying of Coin, be read on
Ordered, That the Petition, read on the Twentieth of
March last, from divers Citizens of London; and the
Certificate annexed; to the Committee where Colonel
Liegh has the Chair; be taken into Consideration on this
According to former Order, the House adjourned
to Tuesday Morning next, at Eight of Clock.