Die Lunæ, 1 Novembris, 1647.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, &c. That Sir Roger Northe, a Member
of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country; notwithstanding a former Order of this House, that
requires the Attendance of the Members on the Third of
Manwaring's &c. Petition.
The humble Petition of Randall Manwaring, Nath.
Hawes, George Payne, and others, concerning the Ship
Elizabeth, taken in the Year 1637 by Eleven Sail of the
Spanish West India Fleet, desiring Reparation by Letters
of Reprisal against the Ship Santa Clara, and Proceed
thereof, was this Day read.
Isle of Providence, &c.
The humbe Petition of the Governor and Company of
Adventurers of the City of Westminster, for the Plantation
of the Island of Providence, Henrietta, and the adjacent
Islands, lying upon the Coast of America, was this Day
It is Ordered, That this Petition, and the whole Matter
depending upon it, be referred to the Court of Admiralty.
Manwaring's &c. Petition.
Ordered, That the aforesaid Petition of Randall Manwaring, Nath. Hawes, George Payne, and others, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Foreign
Affairs; to state the Matter of Fact to the House; together with their Opinions, What they think fit to be
done in this Business.
Message to Lords.
Sir Robert Pye is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire a free Conference, by Committees of both Houses,
so soon as may stand with their Lordships Conveniency,
upon the Matter of the last Conference touching the
He likewise carried the Order for adding Colonel
Robert Hamond to the Committee for the Isle of Weight.
Martial Law in Ireland.
Whereas there hath been a Commission given to Colonel George Moncke to command in Chief certain Forces,
in the Province of Ulster in the Kingdom of Ireland, in the
said Commission mentioned and expressed: For the better
ordering, commanding, and disciplining the said Forces,
and enabling the said Colonel Monke to promote the publick Service, and to discharge the Trust committed unto
him, it is Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, and by Authority of the same, That
the said Colonel George Monke shall have Power and Authority, and is hereby required and authorized, from time
to time, as there shall be Cause, to use, exercise and put
in Execution the Law Martial, over all or any of the
Forces that now are, or hereaster shall be, put under his
Command; he observing and following, in the Execution
thereof, those Rules and Articles of the Law Martial,
published by Sir Thomas Fairfaxe for the Rule and Discipline of that Army. And all Officers and Soldiers, put
under his Command, as aforesaid, are hereby required to
take notice of this Power and Authority given unto him;
and to be obedient and assistant unto him in the Execution
Answer from Lords.
Sir Robert Pye brings Answer, That the Lords do agree
to the Order for adding Colonel Robert Hammond to the
Committee of the Isle of Wight; and to a present free
Conference, as is desired.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland,
at Derby House, do consider of and bring in an Estimate
of the Charge of the Cloaths, Shoes, and Victuals, to be
provided for the Forces in Ireland.
Ordered, That Mr. John Ashe, Colonel Jephson, Sir
Robert Pye, Mr. Nath. Stephens, Mr. Edward Ashe, Sir
Thomas Soame, Alderman Pennington, Mr. Anesly, Mr.
Greene, Mr. Beddingfield, Mr. Challener, Mr. Lucas,
Colonel Whitchead, Mr. Jesson, Mr. Stapilton, Mr. Rolle,
Mr. Vassall, Sir Martin Lumley, Sir Wm. Allenson, Mr.
Myles Corbett, Mr. Samuell Brown, Major General Browne,
be added to the Committee formerly appointed for raising
Monies for Ireland, where Mr. Pury has the Chair:
And they, or any Five of them, are to confer with the
Committee of the Army, with such Citizens as they shall
think fit, and with any others, for raising Monies, and
providing Cloaths, Shoes, and Victuals, for the Forces
in Ireland, upon the Credit either of the Excise of the
Sixty thousand Pounds per mensem, of the Arrears for
Ireland, of Delinquents Estates, or otherwise, according
to the Debate now had in the House: And the Care of
this Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Nathaniell Stephens, Mr. Green, and Mr. Beddingfield: And are
to report their Opinions to the House on Wednesday
Morning next: And are to meet when and where they
Ordered, That Mr. Annesley, Mr. Thomas Scott, Colonel
Sydney, Sir Wm. Allenson, Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, Mr.
Priestly, Sir Wm. Massam, Colonel Temple, Mr. Westrow,
Mr. John Stephens, Mr. Hodges of Bristoll, Mr. John
Corbett, be added to the Committee for the Affairs of
Ireland in the Star Chamber: And they are to sit constantly, according to the Times limited in the Ordinance,
and at such other Times as they shall think fit: And are
to put in Execution the Powers granted unto them for
bringing in the Arrears upon the Ordinances for Ireland:
And are to examine the Accompts, How the Monies for
Ireland have been disbursed; and report the State of those
Disbursements and Accompts to the House.
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired herein.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the first Business, the Grand Committee do sit, where Colonel White
has the Chair; to take into further Consideration the
Raising of Monies, according to the former Order given
to that Committee.
Ordered, That Mr. John Ashe, Mr. Strickland, Mr.
Gell, Mr. Lawrence, Sir John Danvers, Sir. Ralph Ashton,
Mr. Bond, Mr. Annesley, Sir John Trevour, Mr. Harrington, Mr. George Fenwick, Mr. Trevour, Sir Ben. Rudyard,
Mr. Holland, Mr. Massam, Sir Henry Cholmley, Colonel
Bossevile, be added to the Committee to which the Business concerning Lieutenant Colonel John Lilbourne, and
other Matters, are referred: And all that will come are
to have Voices at this Committee.
Committee of Accompts.
Resolved, &c. That the Charges of the Officers employed by the Committee of Accompts, and other incident Charges, be paid out of the first Monies that are
brought in by the Committee of Accompts: And that
Mr. John Stephens do prepare and bring in an Ordinance
to this Purpose.
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Ashhurst, a Member of this
House, shall have Leave to go into the Country, to be
absent for a Month; notwithstanding the former Order
that requires the Members of this House to attend on
the Third of November.
Raising Forces against the King, &c.
Resolved, &c. That the Information given to the House,
concerning the subscribing a Petition, or Engagement, to
raise Forces against the King, Parliament, and Army, be
referred to the Examination and Consideration of the
Committee of Complaints: Who are to report the Business, upon Examination, to the House.
Surprize of French Shipe.
A Letter from the Governor of Plymouth, from Plymouth, of 29 Octobris 1647, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That the Business mentioned in the said
Letter, concerning the Surprize of a French Ship, be referred to the Examination and Consideration of the Committee for Foreign Affairs, and the Committee of the
Admiralty and Cinque Ports: Who are to take a present
and effectual Course in it.
Propositions to the King.
Mr. Swynfen reports the free Conference;
That the Lords do agree to the Proposition concerning
Delinquents, and to the Proposition concerning the Arrears of the Army, as they were sent from this House;
That they do adhere to the Alteration, desired to be
made by their Lordships, in the Proposition concerning
The Question being put, For concurring with the
Lords in the Addition, sent from the Lords, to the Proposition concerning Religion;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Noe:
||With the Noe,
|Sir Arthur Hasilrige,
||Tellers for the Yea:
||With the Yea,
So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.
Mr. Swynfen is appointed to go to the Lords To-morrow Morning, to acquaint them, That this House doth
agree with them to the Alteration desired by them in the
Proposition concerning Religion: And it is farther to acquaint them, That this House hath appointed a Committee of a proportionable Number to reduce the Propositions into Form; and to desire their Lordships to
appoint a Time for that Committee to meet.