Die Veneris, 4 Junii, 1647.
RESOLVED, &c. That the Custody of the Great
Seal of England continue in the same Hands it is
now in, till Forty Days after the End of the next Term.
Causes in Chaucery.
Resolved, &c. That the Commission for hearing Causes
in Chancery be renewed, and continued till Forty Days
after the End of the next Term: And that the Commissioners of the Great Seal do issue out and seal a
Commission, under the Great Seal, for the same Term
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Forces for Ireland.
Ordered, That to the Order, of 2 Junii 1647, for giving Power to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland at
Derby House to issue Warrant for the Payment of a
Month's Pay to the Forces that are drawn off from the
Army, and are engaged for Ireland, these Words be
added, after the Word, "Warrant," "to the Treasurers at
Weavers Hall;" and afterwards, after the Word "paid"
these Words, "to Sir John Wollaston, and the rest of the
late Treasurers of the Army, to be by them paid;" and
afterwards, after the Word "they," these Words, "the
said late-mentioned Treasurers."
Sir Wm. Lewes is to carry this Order to the Lords.
A Petition stiled, The humble Petition of all private
Soldiers in general, now residing in and about the City
of London, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to Auditor Broad,
Auditor Wilcoxe, and Commissary Dudenny, or any Two
of them; calling to their Assistance some of the Officers of
the several Armies, as they shall see occasion, to receive
the Lists, and to inlist and state the Accompts of all the
private Soldiers, within the Lines of Communication, that
have served in any of the Armies under the Command of
the Earl of Essex, Sir William Waller, Lieutenant General
Massey, or Major General Browne, according to the Instructions lately passed both Houses, for taking the Accompts of the Soldiery of the Kingdom: And that they
do take notice of such as have been formerly listed, or
have formerly received any Proportion of their Arrears.
Resolved, &c. That the House will take the Services of
Auditor Broad, Auditor Wilcox, and Commissary Dudenny,
into Consideration, when they have done their Work.
Ordered, &c. That Auditor Broad, Auditor Wilcox,
and Commissary Dudenny, do meet, upon the Transaction
of this Business, at Christ Church.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds
be advanced, for satisfying the Arrears as shall appear due
upon auditing the Accompts of the private Soldiers, within
the Order aforesaid, in such Proportions as shall be appointed: And that the said Ten thousand Pounds be
charged upon the Moiety of the Receipts at Goldsmiths
Hall, in Course, that is not given for Security for the
Two hundred thousand Pounds, borrowed for the Service
of England and Ireland, without Prejudice to the said
Security, with Interest for the same, payable every Six
House to sit.
Resolved, &c. That the House do sit To-morrow, and
on Monday next, notwithstanding the former Order of
Resolved, &c. That this House do sit this Afternoon.
Ordered, &c. That the Four Votes, passed Yesterday,
concerning the full Pay of the Common Soldier; and of
the Officers not in Commission; and the Addition of a
Month's Pay to the Officers in Commission; and concerning the expunging the Declaration passed this House 29
Martii 1647; be now sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Message to Lords.
Sir Wm. Lewes carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Order amended, for giving Power to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland at Derby House, to issue
a Month's Pay to the Forces of the Army drawn off and
engaged for Ireland: The Order for continuing the Great
Seal in the Hands it is, for Forty Days after the next
Term; and for renewing and continuing the Commission
for hearing Causes in Chancery for the same Term: And
was to acquaint the Lords, that this House has resolved
to sit this Afternoon, To-morrow, and Monday; and to
desire the Lords to do the like, if it may stand with their
Sir. Wm. Lewes brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to the Votes concerning the Great Seal, and the
Commission for hearing Causes in Chancery: To the Vote
for some Additions to explain the Order for giving Power
to the Committee, for issuing a monthly Pay to the Soldiers that are drawn off, and are engaged for Ireland:
And have resolved to sit this Afternoon, To-morrow, and
on Monday next.
Money at Oxford.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army shall have
Power to take Course for securing the Monies at Oxon:
and to give Thanks to Lieutenant Colonel Kelsey, by
whose Care and Industry the Money is hitherto secured.
Ordered, That Mr. Grove do desire Mr. Manton to
preach before the Commons the next Fast Day, at Margarett's, Westminster.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have framed a Letter to be sent unto Sir
Thomas Fayrefax, the General: In which they desire the
Concurrence of this House. They have likewise framed
a Letter to be sent unto the Earl of Northumberland, for
bringing back the King's Children: In which they desire
the Concurrence of this House.
Letter to the General.
The Letter to the General was read: And
It is Resolved, &c. That this House will send Answer
by Messengers of their own.
The Letter to the Earl of Northumberland was read:
And was, for bringing back the King's Children to St.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the
Lords in this Letter to the Earl of Northumberland.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordship's Message; and as to
the Letter to Sir Thomas Fairefax, they will send Answer
by Messengers of their own: To the Letter to the Earl
of Northumberland, they do agree.
Transactions at Holdenby.
A Letter from the Commissioners from Holdenby, of
Tertii Junii 1647; and a Paper inclosed, delivered in by
one Cornet Joyce; were both read.
Captain Titus, who brought the Letter, was called in;
and did declare the whole Passage and Demeanor of the
Party of Horse that came lately to Holdenby.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Fifty Pounds be bestowed upon Captain Titus, to buy him an Horse: And
that this Fifty Pounds be paid unto him by the Committee for Advance of Monies at Haberdashers Hall.
Pye's, &c. Accompts.
ORDERED, That the Barons of the Exchequer do
give Order to the King's Remembrancer, to enter
and inrol the Accompts of Sir Robert Pye, Wm. Wheeler
Esquire, and others, appointed Treasurers by Two several Acts of Parliament: The one, intituled, An Act
for the speedy Provision of Money for disbanding the
Armies, and settling the Peace of the Two Kingdoms of
England and Scotland: The other, intituled, An Act
for the Speedy Contribution and Loan, towards the Relief
of his Majesty's distressed Subjects of the Kingdom of
Interposition to prevent a Quarrel.
The House being informed, that Two Members of
the House, Colonel Ceely and Colonel Bingham, were gone
out, expressing some great Distaste between them;
It is Ordered, That the Serjeant do go after those
Gentlemen; and require them presently to return to
The said Gentlemen being returned; Mr. Speaker, by
the Command of the House, enjoining them, upon the
Duty they owe to this House, not to act any thing, by
Word or deed, that shall violate the Peace that is due,
and ought to be preserved, by all the Members of this
Order for Proceedings.
Resolved, &c. That the House do proceed according
to the Order made last Night.
Ordered, That Sir John Evelyn do carry to the Lords,
at their first Sitting, the Votes Yesterday passed concerning the Army.
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to bring in
a Declaration concerning the Army, upon the Debate
had in the House upon this Matter.
Field Marshal Skippon, Mr. Sam. Browne, Sir Tho.
Widdrington, Mr. Whitelock, Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes,
Mr. Bois, Sir Phil. Stapilton, or any Three of them, are
to prepare this Declaration: And are to meet this Afternoon; and to bring it in To-morrow Morning, the first
Mr. Maynard, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Swinfen, Mr. Hill,
Mr. Doddrich, Mr. Miles Corbett, Mr. Sam. Browne, Mr.
Twisden, Mr. Bois, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Gott;
This Committee, or any Three of them, are appointed
to consider of the Ordinance of Indemnity; and to make
it full and satisfactory, according to what may be justly
expected, according to the Debates of the House in that
Behalf. They are likewise to prepare and bring in an
Ordinance of Oblivion: And are to bring in these Ordinances To-morrow Morning, the first Business.