Die Martis, 28 Septembris, 1647.
Message from Lords.
A MESSAGE from the Lords by Dr. Aylett and
The Lords have commanded us to bring a Draught of
a Letter to the Queen of Swede: They approve of it, and
desire the speedy Concurrence of this House; for that it
is presently to be sent away: They have likewise sent Three
Papers that belong unto it:- A Letter from the Lord
Inchiquin; and their Lordships desire, That the Apparel,
and other seasonable Supplies desired by the Letter, may
be speedily provided, and sent to Munster.
The Lords desire to put the House in mind of the
Petitions of Mr. Gyles Penny, the Lady Moore, and Mrs.
Martha Picott: An Ordinance for appointing Mr. John
Crowe to be Rector of Ashwell in the County of Herts':
In which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Affairs with Sweden.
The Letter to the Queen of Sweden, was read; and,
upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be
signed by the Speakers of both Houses, and delivered to
the Queen of Swedes Agent.
The State of the Matter of Fact, of what passed between
the Ships of England and Sweden, was read. And
It is Ordered, That this State of the said Matter of Fact
be delivered unto the Swedish Agent, together with the
said Letter to the Queen of Sweden: And that the Lords
Concurrence be desired herein.
Mr. Knightly is appointed to desire this Conference.
Ordered, That the rest of this Message, and the Petition
of the Lady Grey, be taken into Consideration on this
Day Fortnight, the next Business after the Reports at
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message: And do
agree to the Letter to the Queen of Swede: And will
send Answer by Messengers of their own, to the rest of
Ordered, That Thomas Cullum, Alderman, and one of
the Sheriffs of the City of London, ordered to be committed Prisoner to the Tower of London for High Treason,
in order to his Tryal; who, as the House is informed, is
very weak and sick; shall continue Prisoner to the Serjeant
at Arms attending on this House: And that the Serjeant
shall have Liberty to suffer him to continue at his own
House, upon Security for his true Imprisonment, until he
shall recover better Health, and that the House take further Order.
A Letter from the General Council of the Army, from
Putney, of 27 Septembris, 1647, signed William Clerk,
directed to Lieutenant General Cromwell, was this Day
Resolved, &c. That the Ordinance of 23Septembris,
1647. requiring the Commissioners of Excise to pay or
lend the Two-and-twenty thousand Pounds, mentioned in
the said Ordinance, to no other Person than the Committee
of the Army, be, and is hereby, clearly revoked, vacated,
and made null.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Knightly carried to the Lords for their Concurrence,
the Desire of this House, That the Matter of Fact between some Ships of England and Sweden might be delivered to the Swedish Agent: The Votes for Colonel Thomas Rainborough to be Vice Admiral; and the rest of the
Commanders of the Fleet appointed for the next Winter's
Guard: The Order for charging a thousand Pounds
upon the Moiety of the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, in
Course, to be paid to Colonel Thomas Rainborough, upon
Account, in Part of his Arrears: The Order for appointing Treasurers to receive the Monies coming in upon the
additional Excise for Artificers.
He was to put the Lords in mind of the Ordinance for
prohibiting the Publishing and Vending of Pamphlets
and Libels; and to acquaint them with the Necessity of
He likewise carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence,
several Ordinances for pardoning the Delinquencies, and
taking off the Sequestration of the Estates of, viz. Maurice
Williams, Richard Hobson, John Davy, Henry Ashford,
Richard Culme, Edward Vernon, Wm. Skipwith, Thomas
Stockton, Robert Gosnold, Edward Trimlett, John Pierce,
John Kercher, Wm. Goble, John Fisher, Jonathan Jennings, Peter Jennings, John Oldfield, John Hodson, Thomas Michell, Alice Escott, Arther Warren, Thomas Strickland, William Hopkins, John Jermy, Sir Richard Prince,
George Blundell, John Hancock, Sebastian Isaac, Henry
Cholloner, James Rodes, Charles Butler, Redman Burrell,
Charles Baldwin, Thomas Staunton, Sir Henry Carew,
Edward Davies, Thomas Barnaby, Thomas Broomley,
Henry Hackett, John Evett, Henry Goring, Wm. Levett,
Thomas Gunter, Ralph Kibe, Philip Brace, George and
Richard Greaves, Richard Elmhurst, John Stroad, Sir
Henry Anderson, Wm. Knollis, John Millicent, James Lacon,
John Powell, Lady Bancks, Sir John and their Children,
Sir Edward Mosely, Sir Thomas Pope, John Courtney, Dr.
Griffin Higgs, Christofer Brodrich, Edward Wright, Mr.
Shercliff, Anthony St. Leager, John Butler, Gyles Carter,
Henry Brett, Thomas Chichesley, John Crane, Sir Thomas
Gardiner, Sir Henry Berkley, Charles Proger, Francis
Layton, Leonard Bowman, Thomas Metcalf, Martha
Janes, Hugh Wilbraham, Thomas Leaman, George Parker,
Sir Wm. Thorold, Wm. Shercliff, Thomas Ely senior,
Thomas Ely junior, Richard Traves, Wm. Gamull, John
Hedlam, Richard Horsfall.
London, &c. Arrears.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
the Army, to prepare and bring in an Ordinance for
enabling the said Committee effectually and speedily to
bring in the Arrears of the Assessments within the Cities of
London and Westminster, and Lines of Communication,
upon the Debate now had in the House upon this Business:
And are to bring in this Business on Thursday Morning next.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Knightley brings Answer, That the Lords do agree,
That the State of the Matter of Fact between some Ships
of England and Sweden be delivered, together with the
Letter to the Swedish Agent; and to the Order for appointing Treasurers upon the Monies that come in upon
the additional Excise for Artificers: To the rest, they
will send Answer by Messengers of their owm.
Restraining scandalous Pamphlets.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr.
The Lords have commanded us to return unto you
this Ordinance, concerning the restraining the Printing of
scandalous Pamphlets and Sheets: They agree to it, with
One Addition; in which they desire the Concurrence of
this House; and that it may be forthwith printed and
The said Addition was read; and, upon the Question,
assented unto: And the Ordinance, so amended, ordered
to be forthwith printed and published.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and do
agree to the Addition returned to the Ordinance for the
restraining the Printing and Vending of Pamphlets; and
to the Printing and Publishing forthwith of the said
Treasurers at Wars.
An Ordinance for securing the Treasurers at Wars the
Thirty thousand Pounds advanced by them, and for continuing unto them the Salary of Three-pence per Pound,
and the other Allowances formerly made, was this Day
read the first time; and, upon the Question, passed; and
ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Army Pay, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do give
Order to the Treasurers at War, to issue out and pay to
the Army the Gratuity formerly appointed, out of the first
Monies that shall come in; and, out of the next Monies
that shall come in, a Month's Pay to the Army, and such
other forces of the Kingdom, as the Committee of the
Army, upon Advice with the General, shall think fit.
Soldiers Wives, &c.
The humble Petition of many Officers and Soldiers
Wives, who are inlisted before the Committee for the
Military Garden, was this Day read.
A Letter from the General, from Putney, of 11Septembris, 1647, was this Day read; recommending to the
Consideration of the House a Petition, inclosed, intituled,
The humble Petition of reduced Officers, and Widows to
Officers deceased, within the City and Army, that did not
list themselves with the City against the Army.
The which Petition was read.
An Ordinance for stating and determining the Accompts
of Officers and Soldiers, as have been slain or wounded
in the Service of the Parliament, &c. was this Day read;
and committed unto Mr. Knightley, Mr. Thomas Scott,
Mr. Ball, Mr. Weaver, Mr. John Browne, Mr. Francis
Allen, Colonel Birch, Mr. Marten, Mr. Herbert, Mr.
Leman; or any Three of them: And they are to meet
upon it when and where they please; and to bring it in on
Thursday Morning next: And are likewise to consider of
the Petitions aforesaid, now read.
The humble Petition of Richard Wine, Agent for
Thomas Hill, late Master Baker to the Protestant Army
in Ireland, was this Day read.
And the Petitioner not being at the Door to attest it,
nothing was done upon it at present.
Ordered, That the Ordinance in Mr. Knightleye's Hand,
concerning Maintenance of Prisoners to the Parliament,
be read on Saturday Morning next, the first Business,
peremptorily; and nothing to intervene.
Delinquents not to hold Offices.
An Ordinance for taking away the Power of Election
to any Office from all Delinquents, in any City, Borough,
or Town Corporate, and for putting out and declaring
null and void the Election of any Delinquent to any Place
or Office in any City, Borough, or Town Corporate, was
this Day read the First and Second time; and committed
unto Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Weaver, Sir John Danvers, Mr.
Dove, Mr. Ball, Mr. Marten, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Ashe,
Colonel Birch, Mr. Luke Hodges, Colonel Sydenham, Colonel Edwards, Mr. Bois, Mr. Shuttleworth, Mr. Jesson,
Colonel White, Mr. Brewster; or any Four of them: And
are to meet upon it this Afternoon at Three of Clock in
the Court of Wards: And the Care of this Business is
more particularly referred to Colonel Birch.
Propositions to the King.
Resolved, &c. That, on Thursday Morning next, the
first Business, and nothing to intervene, the House do take
into further Consideration, what they shall judge necessary
to be sent to the King, for his Consent.
Rector of Ashwell.
An Ordinance sent from the Lords, for appointing and
constituting Mr. John Crowe Rector and Vicar of Ashwell
in the County of Herts, was read; and, upon the Question, passed.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Wm. Hore, Merchant of Bristoll, be referred to the Consideration of the
Committee of the Navy: Who are to examine and inquire into the Affections of the said Petitioner to the Parliament, and into the Truth of the Matters suggested in his
Petition, concerning the Monies said to be lent by him to
the Publick; and concerning the Ships taken by some
Ships set forth by Authority of Parliament, in which he
had a Share: And, if they find him to be a Person that
hath testified good Affections to the Parliament, and that
his Losses in Parts of Ships, and that the Monies by him
said to be lent, are Matters of Truth, that then it be referred unto the said Committee, to value the Ship Globe,
which is come into Chatham, and is informed to be no
further serviceable to the State, and to make Sale of the
said Ship unto the Petitioner: And, in the Sale thereof,
to value and allow unto him the Sums of Money which he
shall make appear unto the said . . . ., to have lent unto
the Parliament; and likewise, such Parts of Ships which
he shall make appear he had an Interest in, and were taken
by Ships set forth by Authority of Parliament.