Die Sabbati, 3 Julii, 1647.
Pay of Northern Association.
AN Ordinance for One Month's Pay to the Forces of
the Northern Association, being in pursuance of
former Votes of this House, was this Day read; and, upon
the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords
for their Concurrence.
Sir Charles Egerton is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Ordered, That, on Monday Morning next, the first
Business, Sir Henry Vane do make Report of the Establishment of Hull.
Ordered, That the Committee of the West do forthwith
pay unto Mr. Clerke, a Member of this House, the Sum
of Two thousand Pounds, a Member of this House, the Sum
of Two thousand Pounds, upon Account, towards Satisfaction of a greater Debt owing unto him, out of the
Remainder of Sir John Hele's Fine, or such other Monies
as are under the Power of the said Committee.
A Letter from the Town of Plymouth, from the Mayor
and Magistrates there, of 11 Julii 1647, with a Petition
inclosed, were this Day read.
Ordered, That the Committee of Accompts be desired
to appoint a Sub Committee of sitting Persons, not Inhabitants of the Town, to state and audite the Accompts of
the Town of Plymouth.
Ordered, That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds be
advanced and paid unto the Town of Plymouth, to make
good the Stock of the Poor, that hath been made use of
by them, for the Safety and Preservation of the said
Town: And that it be referred to the Committee of the
West, to consider how, out of Monies under their Power,
or otherwise, this Sum of Five hundred Pounds may be
speedily advanced and paid, accordingly.
Ordered, That the Ordinance be brought in by the
Committee of the Army on Monday next, for enabling the
Committee to bring in the Arrears to the Army: And that
they do, on Monday next, bring in their Report concerning the effectual putting the Ordinance of Sixty thousand
Pounds per mensem in Execution: And that all the
Garisons be then taken into Consideration; and that of
Plymouth in the first Place.
A Letter from the Committee of Cheshire, from Chester,
of 30 Junii, 1647, with the Demands of the Soldiery
within the Garison of Chester, inclosed, were this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Chester,
to consider of the securing and raising Two thousand Pounds
more for the Garison of Chester; and to report on Monday
Morning next: They are further to consider of disbanding
or lessening the Number of that Garison; and further to
consider of the Information given in, That some Officers
and Soldiers of that Garison have formerly served against
the Parliament: They are likewise to inquire into the
Occasions and Causes of this high Mutiny, and apply their
Interests, and best and timeliest Remedies, for the Appeasing of it: And are to meet this Afternoon at Two
Post meridiem, in the Court of Wards.
Treaty with the Army.
A Letter from the Commissioners with the Army, of
2 Julii, 1647, from Wickham, with the Offers of the Commissioners, touching the Method of their proceeding in
the Treaty, with the Answer of the Commissioners of the
Army to the said Offers, were all read.
Resolved, &c. That the House doth approve of the
Commissioners Proceeding in the Treaty with such of the
Army as the General shall appoint, nothwithstanding the
General be not always present.
Ordered, That the Commissioners residing with the
Army have hereby Power to treat, as well upon such Votes
as shall from time to time hereafter be sent unto them, as
upon those that are already sent.
Mr. Lisle, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Swynfen, Sir John Evelyn
of Wiltes, Sir Wm. Massam, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Wheeler;
This Committee, or any Two of them, are appointed to
peruse the Journals; and to see what Votes, Orders, or
Ordinances have passed, in relation to the Papers and
Desires sent from the Army; and to present the State of
them to the House; to the end the Commissioners may,
without any Mistake, receive such Votes as they are to
treat of, signed by the Clerk: They are further to take
care, that all such Votes as shall be made in relation to
this Business, may, from time to time, be carefully sent
to the Commissioners: And they have Power to meet at
such Time as they shall think fit: And the Care of this
Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Knightley and
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That by
these Words, "send the Results," in the Order to the
Commissioners residing with the Army, is meant, That,
when Things are debated among the Commissioners, and
that they are come to a clear Understanding of the Sense
and Terms, that then they are to agree, that those Results shall be sent to the House for their Consideration;
that a speedy Conclusion may be thereupon had.
A Letter from the Prince Elector, of 2 Julii 1647,
signifying his Intentions to wait upon his Majesty, was
It is Resolved, &c. That it be left to the Prince Elector,
to do herein as he shall find it fitting.
Sir Wm. Strickland and Mr. Trenchard are appointed
to signify so much unto his Highness; and to acquaint
him, That this House takes very well this Respect from
Ordered, That, the Report in Mr. Trenchard's Hands,
concerning the Prince Elector, be made on Tuesday next,
the first Business, immediately after the Reports of Goldsmiths Hall: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in
Letter, &c. read.
A Letter from Colonel General Points, from York, of
26 Junii 1647, with the Copy of a Letter inclosed to
the General, and the Copy of an Order made by him,
touching the preventing all Disturbances in his Forces,
Pay of Northern Association.
Sir Charles Egerton carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for Ten thousand Pounds out of
Weavers Hall, for the Forces of the Northern Association.
Whereas there rests owing unto Henry Cleare Surgeon,
employed in the Parliament's Army, an Arrear of Twenty
Pounds and Twelve Shillings: It is Ordered, That the
said Sum of Twenty Pounds and Twelve Shillings be
charged upon that Moiety of the Receipts at Goldsmiths
Hall, that is not engaged for the last Two hundred thousand Pounds, in Course, and paid unto the said Henry Cleare
by the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall when in Course it
shall come due, in full Discharge of the said Debt: And
that the Acquittance of the said Henry Cleare shall be a
sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Treasurers at
Goldsmiths Hall, for the Payment of the said Twenty
Pounds and Twelve Shillings, accordingly.
Sale of Wood.
Ordered, That the Committee of Wood be enjoined
forthwith to sit: And that they do meet on Monday next,
in the Afternoon: And the Care of this Business is more
particularly referred unto Sir Robert Pye: And they are to
give Order for the Payment of the Remainder of the
Wood Monies, to be employed according to former Order,
for the Apothecaries and Surgeons employed in the Cure
of the sick and wounded Soldiers.
Upon the Report of the Petition of one Ralph Goodwyn,
which was referred to the Committee of Complaints;
It is Resolved, by this House, That the Petitioner hath
no Cause of Complaint; that his Petition is scandalous;
that the Petitioner deserves Punishment for his Misdemeanors: And the said Goodwyn is hereby strictly enjoined
to forbear his Clamour, and his coming to the Doors of
the House, upon his Peril.
Report, &c. deferred.
Ordered, That the Report concerning Mr. Latham;
the Petition of the Widow Pont, Wife to Major Pont;
the Petition of Frances Huncks, the Wife of Major
Hercules Huncks; be read on Wednesday Morning next,
the first Business; the Report concerning Mr. Latham in
the first Place.
Ordered, That the Auditors, and their Clerks, employed
at Christ Church, do make new Tickets for all such as were
formerly lifted, whose Tickets were taken away: They
are herein to take are, that no Use may be made of
those Tickets that were so taken away, to the Prejudice
of the State.
Reduced Officers, &c.
The humble Petition of divers Commission Officers
reduced was read.
A Letter from Sir John Norwich, and others, with a
Petition inclosed, of divers Officers subscribed, was read.
The humble Petition of the sick and maimed Soldiers
The humble Petition of the Auditors employed in
Christ Church, was read.
The humble Petition of the Waggoners was read.
The humble Petition of many private Soldiers was
A Letter from the Committee of the County of Kent,
from Maidston, of 21 Junii, 1647, representing the
great Necessities of the Garison of Dover, was read.
Ordered, That the Committee of Sequestrations in the
County of Kent, do forthwith, out of the Sequestration
Monies in their Hands, or such as shall arise from the Sequestrations in the said County, pay Six Months Arrears
to the Garison of Dover.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Gerard do bring in an
Ordinance, That the Monies formerly to be paid to the
Waggoners, and the poor Artificers, shall, for the future,
be paid unto the Waggoners by Warrant from the Wag.
gonmaster General, to the Treasurers for the maimed
Soldiers; who, by former Ordinance, are appointed to
receive the same.
Pay of Northern Association.
Sir Charles Egerton brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to the Ordinance for Ten thousand Pounds for the
Forces of the Northern Association.