Die Mercurii, 12 Maii, 1647.
Business to be done.
RESOLVED, &c. That the Report, concerning the
Ordinance for borrowing the Two hundred thousand Pounds, be now made; and immediately after that
Business, the Business of Jersey; and then the Report
concerning the Propositions: And all this to be done
before the House rise.
Loan from the City.
Mr. Holles reports the Act of the Common Council, of
8 Maii 1647, upon the last Votes of both Houses then
communicated unto them, upon the Proposition of borrowing Two hundred thousand Pounds: The which was
read; and was in hæc verba; viz.
Commune Concilium, tent' in Camera Guihald' Civitat'
London, octavo die Maii 1647.
THIS Common Council being called, by Order of
the Honourable House of Commons, Mr. Holles, and
some other Members of that House (being of a Committee employed upon the Proposition from both Houses of
Parliament, for the Borrowing of Two hundred thousand
Pounds) made their Address hither, and communicated to
this Common Council the Votes passed upon the Report
or Answer of this Court, touching the said Proposition;
and that the House has under Consideration a Proposition
for raising a further Sum than the Two hundred thousand
Pounds, to give some Satisfaction and Relief to the poorer
Sort of People; and now presented in Writing several
Votes and Resolutions, concerning the Security and Repayment of the said Money: Upon long Debate, and
serious Consideration had of this weighty Business; this
Court doth conceive, That the Security offered, viz.
1. The Moiety of all the Compositions made, or to be
made, with Delinquents, according to the Orders, Ordinances, or Instructions, of one or both Houses of Parliament already made for compounding with Delinquents
at Goldsmiths Hall, after the Engagements already charged
upon the said Composition, as, in the Votes 5 Maii, is
2. The Remainder of the Proceed of the Bishops Lands,
after they shall be clear of the present Engagements.
3. The Receipts of the Grand Excise, in Course.
4. The Lands and Estates of Papists in Arms, their
just Debts, made before the First of April 1642, being
first paid; and excepting former Engagements that have
been made by both or either Houses of Parliament; and
excepting Impropriations; may be a probable Inducement and Means to raise the Two hundred thousand
Pounds: For the Promotion whereof this Court will contribute their best Endeavours.
That all Encouragement may be given the Lenders,
for the more speedy Advancement of the said Money, it
is humbly propounded and desired by this Court, as formerly, That the Parliament will be pleased to add Thirty
thousand Pounds more to the Two hundred thousand
Pounds; to be raised and secured in like manner as formerly hath been propounded.
That the said Two hundred thousand Pounds may not
be issued, but only for the Disbanding of the Army, and
for the Service of Ireland: and that the same may be so
declared and expressed in the Ordinance of Parliament, to
be drawn and passed by both Houses of Parliament, for
the Security and Repayment of the said Monies: This
Court doth nominate James Bunce Alderman of the City,
Richard Glyde, and Lieutenant Colonel Bromfield, to be
humbly presented to both Houses of Parliament, as Treasurers, for the Receiving and Paying of the said Monies
to the Uses and Purposes aforesaid; and likewise as Monies
shall hereafter grow due unto the respective Lenders, to
receive the same, from such several Treasurers as are or
shall be appointed for the Purpose; and accordingly to
repay the same unto the Lenders.
Ordinance of Supply.
An Ordinance for raising the Sum of Two hundred
thousand Pounds, by way of Loan, upon the Securities,
by the said Ordinance engaged, for the Service of England,
and the Kingdom of Ireland, was this Day read the First
and Second time; and, upon the Question committed
unto Mr. Holles, Colonel White, Mr. Dodderich, Mr.
Gourdon, Mr. Nath. Stephens, Mr. Miles Corbett, Mr.
Vaughan, Sir Wm. Massam, Sir Phil. Stapilton, Sir Robert
Pye, Sir Wm. Lewes, Sir Wm. Constable, Sir John Clotworthy, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Bois, Mr. Walter Long,
Mr. Weaver, Sir Thomas Dacres, Sir Walter Erle, Sir
John Danvers, Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Foxwhist, Mr. John Corbett, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Buncley, Mr.
Allen, Mr. Drake, Sir Dudley North, Mr. Dormer, Mr.
Green, Mr. Ravenscroft, Mr. Love, Mr. Westrow, Mr.
Dacres, Mr. Nicoll, Sir Wm. Litton, Mr. Boone, Mr. Hill,
Mr. Rigby, Mr. Fowell, Mr. Hoskins, Colonel Harvey:
And all that will come, are to have Voices: And they are
to meet upon it this Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the
Exchequer Chamber: And are to report it To-morrow
Morning, the first Business; and nothing to intervene.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of One Peny in the Pound
be allowed to the Treasurers appointed by this Ordinance,
for their Pains in the Receiving, Paying, and Issuing out
of this Two hundred thousand Pounds, to be now borrowed, and raised by this Ordinance.
Advance from Customs.
An Ordinance for repaying unto the Commissioners of
the Customs, the Sum of Six thousand Seven hundred
Pounds, advanced and lent by them, for the especial
Service of the State, together with Interest for the same,
after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. for a Year,
during the Time of the Forbearance thereof, was this Day
read the First time; and, upon the Question passed; and
ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Green carried it presently to the Lords: And was
to acquaint them, That the Men, Victual, Shipping,
Ammunition, Artillery, and all other Things necessary
for the Design of Reducing of Jersey, are all ready to be
embarqued; and, upon these Considerations, and the
Necessities of Jersey, to desire the Lords to expedite their
Answer, touching a Commission to Colonel Rainsborough,
to command in chief the Forces designed for reducing
Jersey: And that this is in no kind a Disposition of the
He also carried to the Lords for their Concurrence, the
Order for reimbursing to Mr. Phipp the Sum of Five hundred and odd Pounds, out of the Marquis of Winton's
Estate, for which Sir John Danvers stands engaged with
the said Marquis: The Order for Mr. Valentine to have
the Sum of Five-and-twenty hundred Pounds, out of the
Moiety of the Compositions at Goldsmiths Hall, not engaged, &c. towards Reparation of his Damages sustained,
for his Service in the Parliament, of tertio Caroli: Two
Ordinances for pardoning the Delinquencies, and taking
off the Sequestrations of the Estates, of Mr. Rouland
Howorth and Mr. Charles Booth.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Exton, a Member of this House,
shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Propositions to the King.
A Proviso to be added to the Propositions, at the End
of the Qualification, concerning Delinquents, was this
Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be added to the Propositions.
"Provided that all and every the Delinquents, which,
by or according to the several and respective Ordinances or
Orders, made by both or either of the Houses of Parliament, on or before the Four-and-twentieth Day of April
1647, are to be admitted to make their Fines and Compositions, under the Rates and Proportions of the Qualifications aforesaid, shall, according to the said Ordinances
and Orders respectively, be thereto admitted: And further also, That no Person or Persons whatsoever, except
such Papists as having been in Arms, or voluntarily assisted
against the Parliament; having, by concealing their Quality,
procured their Admission to Compositions, which have
already compounded, or shall hereafter compound, and be
thereto admitted by both Houses of Parliament, at any of
the Rates and Propositions aforesaid, or under, respectively, shall be put to pay any other Fine than That they
have or shall respectively so compound for; except for such
Estates, or such Part of their Estates, and for such Values thereof respectively, as have been, or shall be, concealed or omitted in the Particulars whereupon they compound: And that all and every of them shall have thereupon their Pardons, in such Manner and Form, as is
agreed by both Houses of Parliament."
And Mr. Lisle is appointed to carry the Propositions,
with this Addition, to the Lords.
A Letter from Guernsey, of 7 Aprilis 1647, from the
Constables and others of the Town, was this Day read:
There was a Petition likewise inclosed: And
It is Ordered, upon the Question, That this Letter and
Petition, and the Matters thereupon depending, be referred to the Examination and especial Consideration of
the Committee for Complaints: Who are to take it into
speedy Consideration: And the Committee has Power to
send to the Committee at Derby House, for those Letters,
Papers, Examinations, and Informations, that concern
this Business. And Mr. Swynfen and Mr. Oxenden are
added to This Committee.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Green brings Answer, That, to the Ordinance concerning the Six thousand Seven hundred Pounds, the
Lords will send Answer by Messengers of their own:
That he acquainted them with the State and Necessities
of Jersey; and of the Provisions for that Isle: That to
That Business they will send Answer by Messengers of
their own: And likewise to all the rest of the Orders and
Ordinances carried by him, unless That for Sir John Holland to return to London, and to go into Hantshire; in
which they do concur.
Soldiers at Portesmouth, &c.
Ordered, That Colonel Whitehead and Colonel Norton
do write down to Portesmouth and Petersfield, where
Colonel Rainsborough's Soldiers are for present quartered;
and to assure the Country, that these Soldiers will be,
very suddenly, either shipped or removed.
Soldiers in Montgomery.
A Letter from Montgomery, of 7 Maii 1647, from
the Committee there, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That this Letter be referred to the Consideration of the Members of both Houses at Derby House.
It is further Ordered, That the Informations and Intelligences that my Lord of Cherbery has received from those
Parts, be referred likewise to the said Committee: And
my Lord of Cherbery is desired to go to That Committee,
to give them such Informations as he has received.
Ordered, That Mr. Vaughan do prepare a Letter to be
signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to Colonel Mitton; to
acquaint him, What Informations this House has received concerning the Disorders of the Soldiers in Montgomery; and to require him to take such Care as may
prevent and suppress all such Disorders; and to quarter
such as are to go for Ireland, in such manner as may be
most convenient for that Service, and best for the Content and Ease of the County.
Horse in Oxfordshire.
Ordered, That the Committee of the County of Oxon
do desray the Expences of keeping the Horse in the
County of Oxon, taken by the Sheriff of that County,
from the Soldiers there, until some Order shall come for
employing of them.