Die Lunæ, 20 Martii, 1647.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That the Lord Carre and Mr. John
Gurdon, Members of this House, shall have Leave
to go into the Country.
Sale of Guards Coats.
Ordered, That it be left to the Committee for Whitehall, to make Sale of the Guards Coats at Whitehall to
the best Advantage they can; and to employ the Proceed
of the said Coats, according to former Order.
The humble Petition of divers Merchants of the City
of London, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That it be, in especial Manner recommended to the Committee of the Admiralty, to call some
of the Petitioners before them; and, with them, to consider of some effectual and expeditious Way to redress the
Inconveniencies and Mischiefs represented in the Petition;
and to settle some good Remedy to prevent the like Mischiefs for the future; and to clear the Coasts of all Parts,
and secure the trading Shipping of the Kingdom: And the
Committee of the Admiralty is to meet and consider of
the Petition this Afternoon.
Ordered, That the Grand Committee of the whole House
for Trade be revived, according to the former Powers given
to that Committee; and do sit To-morrow at Two post
meridiem: And that they do continue to sit every Tuesday
in every Week; and consider of all fitting Ways and
Means for Advance and Preservation of Trade, and for
removing all Obstructions in it: And have Power to send
for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records; and to receive
Petitions, Informations, and such other Matters as may
best conduce to the Advance and Preservation of Trade.
It is further Ordered, That the Propositions now
tendered, concerning Trade, be referred to the Consideration of this Committee.
Deputy Registers of Chancery.
Whereas by Order of this House, of the Nine-andtwentieth Day of January last, Rowland Wilson, and Ralph
Hall, Gentlemen, are constituted and appointed Deputy
Registers of the High Court of Chancery; and that the
then Commissioners of the Great Seal of England should
settle them in the said Offices, accordingly: It is Ordered,
That the said Order, of the Nine-and-twentieth Day of
January last, be renewed to the now Commissioners of
the Great Seal of England, to settle the said Rowland
Wilson, and Ralph Hall, in the said Offices of Deputy
Registers of the said High Court of Chancery.
A Letter from the Commissioners of Parliament, residing in Scotland, from Edinburgh, of 14 Martii, 1647;
with the Copies of Two Letters inclosed, of the Thirteenth
and Fourteenth of March, to the Mayor and Corporation
of Berwicke; and a Letter from the said Town, in Answer,
upon Information of a Design to surprise the said Town
of Berwick; as likewise, upon this Occasion, the Copy of
a Letter from our Commissioners to the Parliament of
Scotland; were all this Day read.
Meetings of Delinquents, &c.
Ordered, That Sir Arthure Hesilrige do speak with the
General; and desire him to give Orders, That there may
be that effectual Care taken, that Meetings and Assemblings
together of Delinquents, Cavaliers, or others, that may
tend to the Surprisal of any Places of Strength in the
Northern Parts, or to the Prejudice of the Quiet and
Peace of those Parts, or to the Disturbance of the Peace and
Union between the Kingdoms, or to give any Jealousies
thereof, may be prevented.
Committees of Sequestrations.
Ordered, That Sir Arthure Hesilrige, Governor of Newcastle, and Mr. George Fenwicke, be added to all the Committees and Commissioners of Sequestrations within the
Counties and Places within the Four Northern Counties.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired.
Ordered, Tha-the Committee at Derby House do prepare Letters to be signed by Mr. Speaker, to be sent to
our Commissioners in Scotland, in Answer to theirs; and
likewise a Letter to the Mayor and Corporation of Berwicke, to take Notice of their Care for the Preservation of
their Town from Surprize; and to give them Thanks for
it; and encourage them to persevere in the same; with
Care had to the Observation and keeping inviolable the
Articles of the large Treaty, and the Union between the
Kingdoms upon the Treaties.
An Ordinance for settling the Jurisdiction of the Court
of the Admiralty, was this Day read the Second time; and,
upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Selden, Colonel
Morley, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Marten, Mr. Bence, Mr. Snelling, Mr. Challoner, Lord Mounson, Mr. Sallway junior, Sir
Harbottle Grimston, Sir John Danvers, Colonel Thompson,
Alderman Soame, Mr. Thinne, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Henry
Mildmay, Mr. Lucas, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Hatcher, Mr.
Jephson, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Roll, Mr. Rous, Sir Ben.
Rudyard, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Nath. Stephens, Mr. Wilson,
Mr. Edw. Ash, Sir Tho. Wroth, Sir Dudley North, Mr.
Vassall, Mr. Love, Sir Hen. Heyman, Sir Wm. Playters,
Mr. Trenchard, Major General Skippon, Mr. Hungerford,
Mr. H. Edwards, Mr. Sednham, Mr. Wesson, Mr. Lewis,
Mr. Jesson, Mr. Jo. Corbett, Mr. Jo. Pelham, Mr. Holles,
Sir Beauch. St. John, Mr. Greene, Mr. Povey, Squire Bence,
Mr. Blakiston, and all the Lawyers of the House: And are
to meet upon it on Thursday next, at Two post meridiem,
in the Exchequer Court: And have Power to send for
Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records: And it is referred
to this Committee, to consider of settling more than One
Judge in this Court, according to the Debate now had in
the House thereupon: And the Care of this Business is
more particularly referred to Mr. Marten.
Pelliteer's, &c. Petition.
The humble Petition of John Pelliteer, and John Peterson, Sailmaker, of Zeland, in the United Provinces, in the
Behalf of themselves, and the rest of the West India
Company there, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the former Committee, appointed for the Ordinance concerning the
Jurisdiction of the Admiralty, to take it into speedy Consideration; and report their Opinions for some Remedy
in this Business.
Braine's, &c. Petition.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Arnold Braines,
James Pykering, Thomas Tyddeman, Phinees Andrewes,
and Edward Nelson, Merchants be referred to the Committee appointed to consider of the Ordinance concerning
the Jurisdiction of the Admiralty; to take it into speedy
Consideration; and to report their Opinions for Remedy
in this Business.
Lord Grey's Arrears.
Upon Mr. Martyn's Report from the Committee appointed for Major Generals;
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Committee, That Eight Pounds per diem is a competent
Sum to be allowed to the Lord Grey, as Major General,
during the Time of his Employment: That the Lord
Grey having continued, as by the Report appears, in
actual Service, the Space of Six hundred and Forty Days;
the Entertainment, according to that Rate, amounteth to
the Sum of Five thousand One hundred and Twenty
Ordered, That the Sum of Five thousand One hundred
and Twenty Pounds due unto the Lord Grey, as Major
General, and in Satisfaction of all Demands and Dues
demandable by the said Lord Grey, be paid unto him the
said Lord Grey, or his Assigns, out of the Sequestration
of the Earl of Chesterfeild's Estate: And the several and
respective Committees or Commissioners, Sequestrators,
Solicitors, and Treasurers, in the several Counties where
the said Estate, or any Part thereof, lies, are hereby authorized and required to take Notice of this Order; and
to pay unto the said Lord Grey, or his Assigns, the Rents
and Profits arising from the said sequestered Estates, from
time to time as they shall grow due, until the said Sum
of Five thousand One hundred and Twenty Pounds be
fully paid and satisfied: And the Acquittance of the
said Lord Grey, or his Assigns, shall be, from time to
time, a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said
Committees or Commissioners, Sequestrators, Solicitors,
and Treasurers, as likewise to the Tenants, for so much
as shall be paid and received by the said Lord Grey, or
his Assigns, by virtue of this Order.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. George Fenwicke shall have Leave
to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Vane junior be added to the
Committee for the Customs: And that the said Committee, or any Five of them, shall have Power to meet
upon that Business.
Ordered, That, on Wednesday, the first Business, the
Petition of Sir Richard Darley Knight be read, and taken
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the first Business,
nothing intervening, the Report concerning Articles be
Soldiers Pay in I. of Wight.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Revenue, and the Committee of the Army, respectively,
forthwith to issue out a Month's Pay for the Soldiers in the
Isle of Wight: And that the said Committees respectively,
do take care, that the Governor of the Isle of Wight have,
from time to time, imprested unto him, and remaining in
his Hands, a Month's Pay: And that the Committee of
the Revenue do give effectual Order to the Receiver
General, That notwithstanding any other Warrants he
shall at any time receive, Care be taken, that this Order
be complied with: And that, for so much as concerns
that Committee, the Governor may continually have a
Month's Pay beforehand.
Ordered, That it be especially referred to the Committee
of the Revenue, to consider of some Satisfaction to be made
to the Four Gentlemen attending the Person of the King
at Carisbrooke Castle; and to settle some constant Allowance for their Encouragement in that Trust and Employment: And the Committee of the Revenue is to make
Report of these Matters To-morrow Morning.
Chancellor of Lancaster, &c.
An Ordinance of Parliament, for Delivery of the Seals
of the Duchy of Lancaster, and County Palatine of Lancaster, to Sir Gilbert Gerard, and to swear Sir Gilbert
Gerard Chancellor of the said Duchy of Lancaster, and
County Palatine of Chester, was this Day read; and,
upon the Question, passed.
Ordered, The Lords Concurrence be desired herein.