Die Jovis, 11 Maii, 1648.
AN Ordinance for the Satisfying of just Debts, due and
owing unto all well-affected Persons, who have adhered unto the Parliament, by Delinquents, whose Estates
are under Sequestration for their Delinquency, was this
Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto the same Committee that brought
it in: And are to meet upon it, this Afternoon at Two of
Clock, in the Court of Wards; and so de die in diem,
until the Business be dispatched.
Transactions with Scotland.
Mr. Annesley reports a Letter to be sent to the Parliament of Scotland: The which was read; and, upon the
Question, agreed unto; and ordered to be sent unto the
Lords for their Concurrence; and to be signed by the
Speakers of both Houses.
Comm rs of Customs.
An Ordinance for reimbursing the Commissioners of the
Customs the Sum of Twenty thousand Pounds, advanced
by them for the Service of the Navy, was this Day read;
and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent
unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Green is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for passing the Sheriffs
Accompts be read on Saturday Morning next, the first
Duke of York.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of
Revenue, touching the Duke of York, be made on Saturday Morning next, the first Business.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Stephens carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for settling the Militia in the Counties of Gloucester, Monmouth, Brecon, and Glamorgan:
And the Order for Payment of Five hundred Pounds to
Mr. Stephens brings Answer; That the Lords do agree
to the Order for Payment of Five hundred Pounds to
Colonel Hamond: To the rest they will send Answer by
Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, in Common Council assembled, be hereby authorized to nominate and present, to both Houses of
Parliament, such Persons as they shall think fit to
be a Committee for the Militia of the City of London,
and the Liberties thereof, to be approved of by the said
Comm rs to Scotland.
An Instruction for Charles Earl of Nottingham, Henry
Earl of Stamford, Bryan Stapilton, Robert Goodwin,
Wm. Ashhurst, and John Birch, Esquires, Commissioners from the Parliament of England.
YOU, or any Two of you, are to signify to the Parliament of Scotland, That the Two Houses of the Parliament
of England have received their Letter, with their Paper
of Desires inclosed; the said Letter being addressed "To
the Right Honourable the Speaker of the House of Peers,
pro tempore; to be communicated to the Lords and Commons, assembled in . . Parliament of England at Westminster:" That the Houses take Notice of, and very much
resent, this unusual Address; it being not the Stile which
hath been and is used to the Houses of this Parliament.
Victory in Wales.
A Letter from Colonel Horton, of the Eighth of May
1648, from the Field, relating a very great Victory it
has pleased God to bestow upon the Forces under his
Command, in totally routing and overthrowing all the
Forces in South Wales, was this Day read.
Major Bethell and Captain Mercer, who brought this
Letter, were called in; and did make a full Relation of
all the Proceedings of the great Victory obtained, by the
great Mercy of God, against all the Enemies in South
Resolved, &c. That Wednesday next be appointed for
a Day of Publick Thanksgiving to Almighty God, for
his great Mercy and Blessing, in giving so great and
seasonable a Victory to the Parliament Forces, under the
Command of Colonel Horton, over all the Forces of the
Enemy in South Wales, on Monday the Eighth of this instant May 1648; to be observed within the City of London, and Liberties thereof, late Lines of Communication,
and weekly Bills of Mortality: And that the Lord Mayor
be desired to give timely Notice hereof to all the
Ministers within the Places aforesaid.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Resolved, &c. That Wednesday next come Three Weeks
be appointed for a Day of Publick Thanksgiving to Almighty God, for his great Mercy and Blessing, in giving
so great and seasonable a Victory to the Parliament Forces
under the Command of Colonel Horton, over all the Forces
of the Enemy in South Wales, on Monday the Eighth of
this instant May 1648; to be observed in all the Places
throughout the Kingdom of England, and Dominion of
Wales: And that the Members of this House do send
Copies of this Order into the several respective Places for
which they serve.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That Mr. Marshall and Mr. Bridge be desired
to preach before the Commons, on Wednesday next, appointed for a Day of Publick Thanksgiving, for the great
Victory obtained against the Forces of the Enemy in
South Wales, on Monday the Eighth of this instant
Sir Wm. Massam is appointed to acquaint Mr. Marshall
with this Order; and Mr. Myles Corbett, Mr. Bridge.
Grants to Bethell, &c.
Ordered, That the Sum of One hundred and Fifty
Pounds be bestowed upon, and paid unto, Major Bethell;
and the Sum of One hundred Pounds bestowed upon, and
paid unto, Captain Mercer; for their good Service, and
the great News that they brought of the seasonable
Victory obtained in South Wales: And that so much of
the Monies as are brought up, due, as the Fees to Mr.
Speaker, late one of the Chancellors of the Duchy, be
paid, proportionably, to the said Major Bethell and Captain Mercer, in Part of the said Two hundred and Fifty
Pounds: And that the Sum of One hundred and Fifty
Pounds be charged upon the Committee of the Revenue,
and forthwith paid by that Committee to the said Major
Bethell and Captain Mercer, proportionably.
Ordered, That the State of Captain Wogan's Accompts
be forthwith brought in, and taken into Consideration
for the Satisfying thereof.
Ordered, That the Scotts Papers, ordered to be considered this Day, be taken into Consideration To-morrow
Morning, the first Business.
Prisoners taken in Wales.
Ordered, That the General do give Order, That such
of the Commanders as are taken Prisoners at the late Rout
in South Wales, that may be tried by Martial Law, may
be brought to the Head Quarters, and proceeded against
by Martial Law speedily: And that he certify the House
the Names of those Prisoners as cannot be tried by
Sir Henry Mildmay is appointed to go to the Lords,
To-morrow, to desire them to pass the Ordinance for
Attainting of Mr. David Jenkins.
Ordered, That no Man do print any Copies of the late
Catechism presented from the Assembly of Divines, without Order and Licence of this House: And that Mr.
Byfield do take care hereof.
Grant to Horton, &c.
Mr. Nath. Stephens, Mr. Reynolds, Major General
Skippon, Mr. Myles Corbett, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Annesley,
Mr. John Stephens, Mr. Wm. Stephens, Mr. Povey, Mr.
Pury, Mr. John Corbett, Mr. Say, Mr. James Challoner,
Dr. Palmer, Mr. Herbert, Mr. Carey;
This Committee, or any Three or more of them, are
appointed to bring in an Ordinance for the making Sale
of the Lands formerly granted, by Ordinance of Parliament, unto Major General Lahorne: And that the
Proceed thereof be bestowed as a Reward upon Colonel
Horton, and the Officers and Soldiers of his Brigade;
who, by God's Blessing upon their Engagement, obtained
a great Victory in South Wales, on Monday the Eighth of
this instant May 1648.
It is further Ordered, That Power be given, by the said
Ordinance, to make Sale of Lands to the Value of One
thousand Pounds a Year more, of such Delinquents Estates
as had any Hand in this Business: And that the Proceed
thereof also be disposed of as a Reward to the said Colonel
Horton, and the Officers and Soldiers of his Brigade: And
the said Committee are to sit this Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber; and so de die in diem: And have
Power to send for Witnesses, Parties, Papers, and Records: And the said Committee are also to prepare and
bring in a Declaration to prevent all Engagements in a
War, Commotion, or Insurrection, against the Parliament,
by declaring, That the Parties engaging must expect no
Horton, &c. thanked.
Ordered, That Mr. Herbert do prepare a Letter, to be
signed by Mr. Speaker, of Thanks, to be given to Colonel
Horton, and the Officers and Soldiers of his Brigade, for
their gallant Service performed in the late Victory
obtained against the Enemies Forces in South Wales.