Die Lunæ, 3 Aprilis, 1648.
ORDERED, That Mr. Burges be desired to preach,
in the place of Mr. Hodges, next Fast Day, before
Mr. Clive is * * * *.
Transactions with Scotland.
A Letter from the Commissioners of England, from Edinburgh, of Eight-and-twentieth Martii, 1648, was this Day
read; with a Copy of a Paper inclosed, delivered by our
Commissioners in to the Parliament of Scotland, of Sevenand-twentieth Martii 1648, pressing an Answer to a former
Paper, delivered in by them, touching Captain Wogan's
March, with his Troop, into Scotland, were this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Morley, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir Henry Vane, and Mr.
Lisle, do forthwith withdraw; and prepare a Letter, to be
sent to the Commissioners, to give them the Thanks of
this House for their Care and Pains, and to encourage
them to prosecute their Pressure for an Answer touching
A Letter from Colonel Michaell Jones, Governor of Dublin, of Two-and-twentieth Martii 1647, representing the
Condition of the Forces there; and a Letter inclosed, to the
Governor, presenting some Intelligence out of the North;
with a Petition inclosed from the Mayor, Sheriffs, Commons,
and Citizens, of the City of Dublin; were all this Day read.
Ordered, That Sir John Temple and Mr. Annesley do prepare a Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to the
Governor of Dublyn, to return the very hearty Thanks of
this House unto him, in Acknowledgment of his very great
and good Services, and for his Encouragement therein.
Ordered, That the Sum of One thousand Pounds,
formerly granted, and assigned to be paid unto Colonel
Michaell Jones, Governor of Dublyn, be charged upon
the Moiety of the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, not engaged, in Course, with Interest for the same, after the Rate
of Eight Pounds per Cent, payable every Six Months:
And that the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said
Colonel Jones, or his Assignee, shall be, from time to time,
a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Treasurers at
Goldsmiths Hall, for Payment of the said Sum of One
thousand Pounds, and growing Interest, every Six Months,
as aforesaid, accordingly.
Ordered, That the Letter from Colonel Michael Jones,
of the Two-and-twentieth Martii, from Dublyn, together
with the Letter and Petition inclosed, be referred to the
Consideration of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland,
at Derby House; to consider of all the Particulars in the
said Letters and Petition; and their Opinions, what they
think fit to be done upon the said Particulars: The which
they are to report To-morrow Morning; together with a
State of what Monies and Provisions they have in Readiness designed for the Service of Ireland; and in what
Proportions they have assigned them to the particular
Provinces in Ireland.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Colonel Nedham,
and the Officers of his Regiment, whose Names are subscribed; and likewise, the Petition of Lieutenant Colonel
Phane Beecher; and likewise, that Captain Sydnam, Cornet
Ward, Colonel Hunks, Colonel F. Roe, Cornet Temple,
Captain Nelson, Captain Scott, Major Pitson, Captain
Playfore, Captain Rudduck, Mr. Pechell, upon his own
Accounts, and the Accounts of Major Bethell, slain at the
Siege of Bristoll, to whom the said Pechell is Executor;
be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the
Affairs of Ireland sitting in the Star Chamber; to consider
of such of their Accompts as are stated; and to give Order
for the Stating of such Accompts as are not yet stated; and
out of such Money as they shall make appear to be due to
the State, and hath lain in private Mens Hands above Five
Years, and not yet disposed of to . . . . . other Uses; and,
out of such Delinquents Estates, as they shall discover; to
give Order for the Payment, unto them, of such a considerable Proportion of their Arrears as they shall think fit.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the first Business,
the Ordinance touching the Fens be reported from the
Grand Committee: And that this Order be set upon the
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Affairs of Ireland, sitting in the Star Chamber, to state
the whole Matter of Fact concerning Disson.
Ordered, That the Grand Committee for taking the
Accompts of the whole Kingdom, here in London, be
enjoined to sit constantly: And that they do receive and
perfect, and certify the Accompts of Major General
Skyppon, Colonel Barker, Lieutenant General Hammond,
and Colonel Den, Colonel Clive, and such other Accompts as are lying before them.
Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Gerard's and Mr. Peck's
Accompts be reported on Wednesday next come Sevennight, the first Business.
Ordered, That the Committee for Sequestrations in
the several and respective Counties, that have not yet
delivered in their Accompts to the Sub Committees of
Accompts in the several Counties, do forthwith deliver in
the same to the Committee of Accompts here: Who are
hereby authorized to send for, and demand the same.
Ordered, That, on Tuesday next come Sevennight, the
Reports be made, concerning the Monies assigned upon
Haberdashers Hall, for the Relief of divers distressed poor
Protestant Ladies and Gentlewomen come out of Ireland.
Message to Lords.
Sir Henry Mildmay carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, an Ordinance for appointing Alderman Thomas
Andrews and Maurice Thompson Treasurers for receiving
the Monies to come in upon the Ordinance for Ireland, of
the Sixteenth Februarii 1647: An Ordinance for settling
the Jurisdiction of the Admiralty: An Ordinance for giving
Power to the Trustees for Sale of Bishops Lands, to convey Land to the Contractors in lieu of their Salaries: An
Ordinance for taking off the Delinquency of Walter
He is likewise to put the Lords in mind of the Ordinance concerning Mr. Fowke, to be Receiver General of
It is further Resolved, &c. That Sir Henry Mildmay do
put the Lords in mind, to proceed upon the Impeachments
formerly sent to them.
Allowance to Hammond.
Resolved, &c. That the weekly Allowance of Ten
Pounds, over and above the Ten Pounds per Week,
already allowed, be made and allowed to Colonel Robert
Hammond, Governor of the Isle of Wight, for defraying
Expences of his Table, and other extraordinary Expences
in the Isle of Wight: And that the Committee of the Revenue, to whom it is referred to pay the other Ten Pounds,
do likewise pay this Ten Pounds, to make the whole
weekly Allowance Twenty Pounds per Week.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Gentlemen of this
House that are of the County of Southampton, to consider,
How the Sum of a Thousand Pounds may be had, to be
bestowed upon Colonel Robert Hammond, Governor of the
Isle of Wight, and of Five hundred Pounds per Annum,
to be settled upon him, and his Heirs for ever, out of
Papists Estates in Arms, or Delinquents excepted from
Pardon, not yet disposed of.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That no
Officer or Soldier, who is to have his Accompts stated,
and Debentures given him by the Committee of Lords
and Commons for the Army, and his Arrears secured,
by virtue of several Ordinances heretofore made to that
Purpose, shall have any other Course taken, or Order
made, for paying or satisfying such Officer or Soldier,
his Arrears so secured, as aforesaid, than what is already
settled, by virtue of the aforesaid Ordinances: And all
the Members of this House are required to take Notice
of this Order; and enjoined not to presume to make any
Motion for any Order contrary to this; And Mr. Speaker
is, upon all Occasions, to put the House in mind of this
Order: And this Order is to be set upon the Post.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do prepare
a Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to the
several Commissioners in the respective Counties, for
quickening them to bring in the Assessments for Maintenance of the Forces of this Kingdom.
The humble Petition of Colonel Wm. Jephson was this
Day read, setting forth his great Losses, the great Arrear
due unto his Entertainment in the Service of Ireland; and
that he stands indebted in the Sum of One thousand
Pounds, which he had borrowed, and expended among
his Soldiers, to keep them together.
Ordered, That the Sum of One Thousand Pounds be
charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, in Course, with
Interest for the same, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per
Cent. payable every Six Months: And that the said Sum
of One thousand Pounds, when it shall, in Course, fall
due, and the growing Interest for the same, after the Rate
of Eight Pounds per Cent. in the mean time, be, every Six
Months, paid unto Colonel William Jephson, or his Assignee, in Satisfaction of a Debt of One thousand Pounds,
which the said Colonel William Jephson hath borrowed,
and expended, and paid over to his Soldiers in the Service
of the Parliament, in the Province of Munster in Ireland,
for which he still stands indebted: And that the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Colonel William Jephson,
or his Assignee, shall be, from time to time, a sufficient
Warrant and Discharge to the Commissioners of Excise,
for Payment of the said Sum of One thousand Pounds,
and growing Interest, every Six Months, as aforesaid,
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That the Sum of Fifteen hundred Pounds be
forthwith paid, by the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers Hall, unto
Colonel William Jephson, or his Assignee, upon Accompt,
to be allowed in Part of the Arrears due unto him, upon
his Entertainment in Ireland, in the Service of the Parliament, out of the Fifth, and Twentieth Parts of such
Delinquents as the said Colonel William Jephson shall
nominate to the said Committee, who have not yet paid
their Fifth, and Twentieth Parts.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
A Certificate from the Committee for taking the Accompts of the whole Kingdom, of the Fifth of February
1647, certifying, That, upon stating the Accompt of Colonel Sir Richard Houghton, there rests due unto him, upon
his Entertainment in the Service of the Parliament, the
Sum of Seven hundred and Fifty Pounds Six Shillings and
Three-pence; and likewise an additional Certificate from
the said Committee, of 4 Martii 1647, certifying, That
there is more due to the said Sir Richard Houghton, not
allowed upon the former Accompt, the Sum of Twenty-eight Pounds Nineteen Shillings and Six-pence; were this
Day read: Which, in the Total, make resting to the said
Sir Richard Houghton the Sum of Seven hundred Seventynine Pounds Five Shillings and Nine-pence.
The which Accompt was this Day allowed.
Ordered, That the Sum of Seven hundred Seventy-nine
Pounds Five Shillings and Nine-pence, owing unto Colonel Sir Richard Houghton, upon his Entertainment in the
Service of the Parliament, be charged upon the Receipts
of the Excise, in Course; and paid accordingly, by the
Commissioners of the Excise, to the said Sir Richard
Houghton, or his Assignee: And that an Ordinance be
brought in to this Purpose.
Letter to Scotts Commissioners.
Mr. Lisle reports from a Committee appointed to that
Purpose, the Draught of a Letter to be sent to our Commissioners in Scotland: The which was read; and, upon
the Question assented unto; and ordered to be signed by
Mr. Speaker, and sent away.