Die Veneris, 3 Martii, 1647.
UPON Mr. Marten's Report from the Committee of
Major Generals, in the Case of Major General
It is Resolved, &c. That, upon Perusal of several Ordinances of Parliament, and Commissions grounded upon
Ordinances, That this House is satisfied, that Major General
Browne had sufficient Authority to be Major General.
Resolved, &c. That this House is satisfied, that, concerning the Nature of Major Generals Employment, he
hath really and actually performed Service, according to
his several Commissions and Authorities.
Resolved, &c. That this House is satisfied, That the Time
of the Continuance of Major General Browne's Employment is from the Twenty-sixth of June 1643 to the Seventh
of January 1646: But, notwithstanding, it appears, upon
the Report, that Major General Browne demands Pay for
no longer than until the Twenty-eighth of July 1646,
the Time of his coming into the House.
Resolved, &c. That this House thinks it fit, and is of
Opinion, That Major General Browne have allowed unto
him, as Major General, and Governor of Abingdon, the
Sum of Eight Pounds per diem.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Nine thousand and Sixteen Pounds be allowed and paid unto Major General
Browne, in full Satisfaction of all Demands and Arrears due
unto the said Major General Browne, as Major General, and
Governor of Abingdon; and that Five thousand Pounds,
Part thereof, be charged upon the Receipts of the Excise,
in Course; and the other Four thousand and Sixteen
Pounds upon the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, in Course:
And Mr. Edward Ashe is appointed to prepare and bring
in Ordinances, respectively to this Purpose.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Fourteen hundred Fortyeight Pounds be allowed and paid unto Colonel Edmond
Harvey, in full Satisfaction of all Demands and Arrears
due unto the said Colonel Harvey, as Colonel of Horse,
and Major General: And that the said Sum of Fourteen
hundred Forty-eight Pounds be charged upon the Receipts of the Grand Excise, in Course.
Sir Peter Wentworth is appointed to prepare and bring
in an Ordinance to this Purpose.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare and so
order, That no Interest be allowed to any Commander,
Officer or Soldier, for any Sum granted upon the Arrears
due unto any of them upon his Entertainment of Pay.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Army, to take care for the stating and auditing the Arrears and Accompts of Colonel Robert Hamond, Governor
of the Isle of Wight, by sending Persons unto him to that
End; he being upon Employment, and cannot come up
to Town to attend that Business.
Message to Lords.
Sir Anthony Irby carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Order for adding some Members of this
House to the Committee of Lords and Commons for the
Admiralty and Cinque Ports: An Ordinance for committing the Great Seal of England into the Hands and
Custody of Commissioners; viz. Henry Earl of Kent, Sir
Thomas Widdrington Knight, and Bulstrode Whitelock
Sir Anthony Ireby brings Answer, That the Lords will
take the Message carried by him into speedy Consideration; and send Answer by Messengers of their own.
An Ordinance for declaring Colonel Poyer, and his Adherents, Rebels and Traitors, if they shall not, within Twelve
Hours after notice hereof, surrender the Castle of Pembroke, according to the General's Directions, was this Day
read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be
sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Sir Walter Earle carried it to the Lords.
Sir Walter Earle brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to the Ordinance carried by him.
Consession of Faith.
According to former Order, the House proceeded in
the Consideration of the Advice of the Assembly of Divines, concerning a Consession of Faith; and did take into
Consideration the Fifth Paragraph of the Twenty-fourth
Chapter, intituled, "Of Marriage and Divorce."
And the Question being put, for agreeing to the said
It passed with the Negative.-
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee,
formerly appointed to prepare an Ordinance for the Punishing of Adultery and Incest, to consider of punishing the
same; and to bring in an Ordinance concerning Divorce;
and to bring in the said Ordinances on the next Fast
Consession of Faith.
The Question being put, For agreeing to the Sixth
Paragraph of the said Twenty-fourth Chapter;
It passed with the Negative.
The humble Petition of above Four hundred wounded
and sick Soldiers was this Day read.
Ordered, That Mr. Holland do prepare and bring in an
Ordinance To morrow Morning, for assigning the Moiety
of the Forfeitures upon the Excise to be employed for
Relief of the sick, wounded, and maimed Soldiers.
A Letter from the General, of 19 Februarii 1647,
together with the humble Address of sick and maimed
Soldiers, were this Day read.
Ordered, That all that will come, shall have Voices at
the Committee for sick and maimed Soldiers: And they
are to sit de die in diem. And
It is Ordered, That the Supplication and Address of
the Treasurers for sick and maimed Soldiers be referred
to the Consideration of this Committee.
It is further Ordered, That it be referred to this Committee, to take Course for putting in Execution the Statutes, and several Ordinances for Relief of sick and maimed
Soldiers; and, from time to time, to send for such as do
obstruct and hinder the due putting in Execution the
same; and to cause Obedience, or otherwise to report to
the House, to the end they may take Order therein, as
they shall see Cause.
A Copy of a Letter to be sent to the Judges in their
present Circuits, for putting the Ordinances for Relief of
sick and wounded Soldiers in due Execution, was read;
and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be
sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Holland is appointed to carry it to the Lords this
Grant to Asson.
Ordered, That the Committee of Lords and Commons
for Advance of Monies, sitting at Haberdashers Hall, do
forthwith pay unto Wm. Asson, a poor Soldier, that hath
expressed eminent Affection to the Parliament, the Sum
of Fifty Pounds.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ely Cathedral, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for sick
and wounded Soldiers, to consider of and examine the
State of the Structure of the Cathedral Church in the Isle
of Ely, in relation to the ruinous Condition of the same;
and what other Churches there are in the same Place for
the People to meet together in, for the hearing the Word
of God, and communicating in the Ordinances of God;
and to bring in an Ordinance, as they shall find the Business, for making Sale of the Materials of the said Cathedral, that, out of the Proceed thereof, Provision, may be
made for the Relief of sick and maimed Soldiers, Widows,
Invalid Soldiers, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Auditors, forthwith
to state the Accompts of the sick and wounded Soldiers and
Widows, within the Lines of Communication, distinctly
by themselves, to be returned with all Speed to the
The humble Petition of Charles Tufton Esquire, and
Sarah his Wife, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Consideration
of the Committee of Complaints: With Power to the
same Committee to send for Parties, Witnesses, Writings,
Paper, Records; and to hear all Parties: And, upon full
Hearing and Examination of the whole Business, to state
to the House the Matter of Fact, together with their
Opinions, what they think fit to be done upon the whole
Matter: And all the Lawyers of the House are added to
this Committee, as to this Business.
The humble Petition of Major Andrew Jackson, who
hath faithfully served the Parliament, was this Day read;
And likewise a Certificate, under the Hand of Auditor
Broad, signifying the Arrears due unto the said Major
Ordered, That the Sum of Three hundred and Fifty
Pounds be allowed and paid unto Major Andrew Jackson,
in full Satisfaction of all Arrears and Demands due unto
the said Major Jackson, upon his Entertainment in the
Service of the Parliament: And that One hundred Seventy-and-five Pounds thereof be forthwith paid, by the
Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of
Monies, at Haberdashers Hall, to the said Major Jackson, or his Assignee: And that the other Hundred and
Seventy-five Pounds be charged upon the Moiety, not
engaged, at Goldsmiths Hall, in Course, and paid by the
Treasurers there to the said Major Jackson, or his Assignee.
And it is hereby especially recommended to the said Committees, respectively, to take speedy and effectual Course,
that a Person of his Merit, and a Stranger, who hath served
so faithfully in this Cause, and hath so long patiently
expected Satisfaction for his Arrears, may not be further
prejudiced by longer Attendance.
The humble Petition of Mary Searle, Wife of Daniell
Searle Merchant, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That, the said Petition, together with
the Schedule of Damages annexed, be referred to the
Committee at Haberdashers Hall; to examine the Matter of
Fact: With Power to the said Committee, as the Matter
of Fact shall appear unto them, to make Satisfaction unto
the Petitioners, out of the concealed Estates of such Delinquent or Delinquents as are not yet discovered, and as
shall be discovered by the Petitioners, and so adjudged,
upon Proof, by the said Committee at Haberdashers Hall.
Welsh Drovers Claims.
Whereas it was, by former Order of this House, referred to the Committee of Examinations, to pay unto
Humfrey Davies, and the rest of the Welsh Drovers, the
Remainder of the Debt then due unto them, out of the
Estates of such Papists and Delinquents, not yet discovered,
as by the said Humfrey Davies, and the rest of the Welsh
Drovers, or any of them, should be discovered to the said
Committee; and that the said Committee is long since
dissolved: It is therefore hereby Ordered, That the said
Humfrey Davies, and the rest of the Welsh Drovers, be
referred to the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, to make
appear unto them the Remainder of the said Debt. And
the said Committee is hereby authorized and required to
pay and satisfy to the said Drovers, or their Assigns, the
Remainder of the said Debt, so made appear unto them,
out of the Estates of such Papists and Delinquents, not
yet discovered, as shall be discovered by the said Drovers,
or their Agents, unto the said Committee.
Ordered, That the Report of the Ordinance, concerning the Draining of the Fens of the great Level, be reported on Monday Morning next.