Die Martis, 18 Maii, 1647.
AN Ordinance inhibiting the Payment or Receipt of
any clipped Monies of Silver of this Kingdom.
An Ordinance, formerly sent from the Lords, concerning Clippers and Falsifiers of Coin.
Resolved, &c. That these Two Ordinances shall be read
the Second time on Friday Morning next.
A Certificate from the Earl of Manchester, of the
Twentieth of February 1646, concerning Iron belonging
to Mr. Copley and his Partners, made use of by the Forces
under his Command; as likewise a Certificate, under the
Hand of the Lord Fairefax and Sir Wm. Constable, concerning Iron made use of by the Forces under their Commands; were this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That they be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of the Navy: And they are to
bring in their Report on Friday Morning next.
Court of Wards.
Ordered, That the Report concerning the Officers of
the late Court of Wards, appointed to be made this Day
the first Business, be made on Friday Morning next, the
Forces for Ireland.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland
do send for such Persons as have contracted with the Committee in the Star Chamber for levying and transporting
Men into Ireland; and receive an Account from them for
their Performance of the said Contracts.
Resolved, &c. That the Warrant and Accompt concerning Monies, due and payable to Colonel Robert
Manwaring Register Accomptant, be read and taken into
Consideration To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Loan from the City.
Ordered, That an Ordinance for remedying some Defects, and the better putting in Execution the last Ordinance for raising and securing the Two hundred thousand
Pounds, be prepared and brought in To-morrow Morning: And Mr. Gott is appointed to prepare and bring in
A Letter from the Lord Inchiquin, from Corke, of
4 Maii 1647; and Articles inclosed, for the Surrender
of Cappoquine; and a Paper of some particular Necessaries,
which he desires speedily to be sent over; were this Day
A Letter from the Lord Inchiquin, from Dungarvan,
of 10Maii 1647, with Articles inclosed, for the Surrender
of Dungarvan, and the Castle, was read.
Ordered, That these Letters, and the Particulars
inclosed, be presently communicated to the Lords.
Ordered, That these Letters be forthwith printed.
Loan from the City.
Whereas the Sum of Twenty thousand Pounds was,
by Ordinance of the Twentieth of April last, charged
upon the Credit of the Treasury at Goldsmiths Hall, to
be repaid out of the first Monies that shall come in
upon the Loan of Two hundred thousand Pounds, to
be borrowed of the City for the Service of Ireland, and
for the Transportation of the Forces that are designed for
that Service; out of which Sum, One thousand Four
hundred Seventy-one Pounds Eleven Shillings and Eightpence was appointed to be deducted for Provisions, delivered out of the Stores of the Army for the Service of
Dublyn; and to be accounted Part of the said Twenty
thousand Pounds: Be it now Ordained, by the Lords and
Commons assembled in Parliament, That the said Ordinance, as to the Payment of the said Twenty thousand
Pounds by the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, be revoked,
annulled, and made void: And that Mr. Alderman Bunce,
and the rest of the Treasurers at Weavers Hall, appointed
to receive the Two hundred thousand Pounds, to be borrowed of the City, as aforesaid, do, out of the Monies received by them, forthwith pay unto such Person as the
Committee for the Affairs of Ireland at Derby House shall
appoint, the Sum of Eighteen thousand Five hundred
Twenty-eight Pounds Eight Shillings and Four-pence, for
the Uses above-mentioned; the said Monies to be issued
and disposed by Order of the Committee at Darby House.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Message to Lords.
Colonel Jephson carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance next abovesaid: The Ordinance
of Indemnity: The Vote passed this House upon the
ticles of Truro: An Ordinance for giving the Publick
Faith for a Troop of Horse raised by the Hamletters of the
Tower: The Votes for additional Pay upon disbanding
the Army; and for such of the Army as shall go into
Ireland: Order for Major Boza to have One hundred
Pounds out of the Receipts of the Excise, in Course: The
Vote, formerly sent from the Lords, with the Amendments
of this House, concerning the Earl of Dunfarling: The
Order for granting Interest to the Scotts Officers for
Monies granted unto them out of the Receipts at Goldsmiths
Hall, by former Order: An Order for the Grant of Fifty
Pounds to Mary Rawlins out of Haberdashers Hall: An
Order for giving Mr. Holles the Publick Faith, for Monies
formerly appointed to be paid unto him, by Warrant to
the former Treasurer at Wars: An Order for the Commissioners formerly employed to the Army, to dispose
Ten Pounds; and the said Ten Pounds to be paid out of
Haberdashers Hall: The Letters from the Lord Inchiquin:
And was to desire the Lords, That the Members of their
House, that are of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, may meet this Afternoon: And was to put the Lords
in mind of the Business concerning Jersey.
Artillery, &c. for Ireland.
Resolved, &c. That Richard Deane, now Comptroller
of the Train of Artillery in the Army of Sir Thomas
Fairefax, be now appointed Lieutenant of the Artillery
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Resolved, &c. That the Particulars, now proposed by the
Lord Inchiquin to be sent over for carrying on the War
in the Province of Munster in Ireland, be referred to the
Consideration of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland,
at Derby House: And they are further to consider of, and
provide a Train of Artillery, Draught Horses, and Ammunition, necessary for the Service of Ireland: And to
put them in a way of Execution for the speediest dispatching the said Draught Horses, Artillery, Ammunition, and
Provisions, into Ireland, out of such Places in England
where they may be best spared, with the convenientest
and best Dispatch, for the Service of Ireland.
Resolved, &c. That an Hundred and Fifty DraughtHorses, and Twenty Waggons, with their Necessaries and
Equipage, be forthwith provided for the Service of the
Forces in the Province of Munster: And it is referred to
the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland to make Provision of these Draught Horses, Waggons, and Equipage;
and to dispatch them away with all Speed accordingly.
Ordered, That a Letter of Thanks be written to the
Lord Inchiquin: And that it be referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, to prepare
Ordered, That the Members of this House that are of
the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House,
be enjoined to meet this Afternoon: And that the Lords
be desired, That the Members of their House that are of
this Committee, may likewise meet this Afternoon.
Ordered, That, on this Day Sevennight, the next Business after the Reports from Goldsmiths Hall (the which are
to continue till Ten of Clock), the Business concerning a
Committee to go into Munster, and the other Reports and
Matter concerning Ireland, be taken into Consideration.
Goldsmiths Hall Reports.
Resolved, &c. That, on every Thursday and Tuesday
Morning, peremptorily, the House do begin, the first
Business, with Reports from Goldsmiths Hall: And that
no other Business, notwithstanding any former or other
Order, do intervene on those Days: And that these Reports do continue on these Days till Ten of Clock. And
Mr. Speaker is, from time to time, to put the House in
mind of this Order.
Ordered, That, on Thursday next, the Certificates of
Accompts, and other Particulars, formerly appointed for
that Day, be taken into Consideration, next after the
Reports from Goldsmiths Hall.
Forces for Ireland.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy shall have
Power to contract with such Shipping as they shall think
sitting and most convenient for the Transporting of Forces,
Provisions, and Necessaries, for Ireland: And that it be
referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at
Derby House, to provide Monies, to be in Readiness
punctually to comply with such Contracts as shall be
made by the said Committee, as aforesaid.
Ordered, That the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall be
earnestly desired to furnish, advance, and lend the Sum
of Four thousand Seven hundred Pounds, to be employed
for the Transporting of Colonel Birche's Regiment into
Ireland: And that this Money be repaid, with Interest,
to the said Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, by the Gentlemen of the County of Hereford.
Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Jennour, Colonel Birch, and Sir
Robert Harley, are to go to the Treasurers at Goldsmiths
Hall, and press them to furnish this Money; and give an
Account to the House To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Eight hundred Pounds,
with Interest for the same, after the Rate of Eight Pounds
per Cent. per Annum, be charged upon the Receipts of the
Grand Excise, in Course, and paid to the Treasurers of the
Army: And that it be referred to the Committee of the
Army to make Provisions of Cloaths and Necessaries for
Colonel Birche's Regiment, that is contracted with, and
designed to be transported into Ireland.
A Letter from the General Officers of the Army, employed from this House to the Army, from Walden, of
17 Maii 1646, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Thomas Fairefax General be
desired, from this House, that, if it may stand with the
State of his Health, that he would forthwith repair to the
Mr. Nicoll and Colonel Harvey are appointed to acquaint the General with this Desire of the House.
The Question was propounded, That a Letter be
written to the Commissioners, lately employed from this
House to the Army, to desire them, that they forthwith
send up one or more of themselves to the House, to give
an Account of their Proceedings in the Business they are
employed in there; with this Intimation, That Field
Marshal Skippon do continue there, to promote the Service
And the Question being put, Whether this Question
shall be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative: And
It is thereupon Resolved, That a Letter be written to
the Commissioners, lately employed from this House to
the Army, to desire them, That they forthwith send up
one or more of themselves to the House, to give an Account of the Business they are employed in there; with
this Intimation, That Field Marshal Skippon do continue
there, to promote the Service of Ireland.
Mr. Speaker is appointed to send this Vote, inclosed
in a Letter, to the Commissioners.
The Question was propounded, That it be referred to
a Committee to consider of the Time and Manner of disbanding all such Forces as shall not go for Ireland, or be
employed in England:
And the Question being now put, Whether this Question shall be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
The Question being put, That it be referred to a
Committee, to consider of the Time and Manner of disbanding all such Forces as shall not go for Ireland, or be
employed in England;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Sir Henry Mildmay,
||Tellers for the Noe:
|Sir Peter Wentworth,
||With the Noe,
Sir Wm. Lewes,
||Tellers for the Yea:
||With the Yea,
So the Question passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That this Business be referred to the
Members of this House that are of the Committee for
the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Mr.
The Lords commanded us to deliver this Message
on Friday last; That the Lords are informed, that
the Hand of the Clerk of their House hath been counterseited, and set to a Copy of an Act of Parliament; there
being no such Act; and that That Copy is in . . . . . a
Member of this House, Mr. Twisden: The Lords desire,
That you will give Order to Mr. Twisden to deliver that
Copy to the Clerk of their House; the Matter being in
Examination before their Lordships:-To deliver the
King's Letter, inclosed in a Letter from the Commissioners at Holdenby; and desire, That it may be communicated to the Commissioners of Scotland; and then to be
returned to their House. They have commanded us to
put you in mind of Colonel Aldrich; and the Ordinance
concerning Jersey, That Place being in much Danger.
Counterfeiting Clerk's hand.
Ordered, That To-morrow, when Mr. Twisden shall be
here, this Part of the Message concerning him, be taken
It is further Ordered, That the Petition delivered in by
Mr. Pelham be then likewise considered.
Letter from the King.
The Letter from the Commissioners at Holdenby, of
13 Maii 1647; and a Letter inclosed from his Majesty,
from Holdenby, of 12 Maii, signed Charles R.; was this
Resolved, &c. That this Letter be again read, and
taken into Consideration, on Thursday Morning next, at
Ten of Clock.
It is further Ordered, That a perfect and examined
Copy of this Letter be taken by the Clerk: And that
then this Letter be sent to the Members of both Houses,
that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to communicate the same unto the Commissioners of Scotland.
Isle of Jersey.
Ordered, That, on Thursday next, after the Business of
the King's Letter, the other Part of this Message, concerning Jersey, be taken into Consideration.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and will
send Answer by Messengers of their own.