Die Veneris, 12 Maii, 1648.
Prisoners taken in Wales.
ORDERED, That it be referred to the Committee
Yesterday appointed for the Gratuity to be given to
Colonel Horton, and the Officers of his Brigade, to consider, How the Soldiers, taken Prisoners in the late Rout
in South Wales may be disposed of to the best Advantage,
and for the Safety of the Kingdom; with the Addition of
Colonel Moore, Colonel Popham, Mr. Rous, Lord Mounson, Sir John Bouchier, Mr. Oldisworth, Sir Rich. Lewsey,
Mr. Waller, Sir John Northcott, Mr. Hallowes, Colonel
Ashton, Sir John Bamfeild, Mr. Bond, Colonel Rosseter:
And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred
to Colonel Moore.
Tryal of Rioters in Wales.
Ordered, That a Commission of Oyer and Terminer be
issued forthwith, under the Great Seal, to the Justices of
Assize of the * Circuit, Mr. Eltonhead, and Mr. Parker,
and others, to try the late Rioters, in South Wales: And
that the said Mr. Parker and Mr. Eltonhead be desired
forthwith to go down upon that Service: And that Mr.
Evan Seys be appointed to manage the Evidence, and prosecute the Tryal: And that it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue, to defray the Charge and Expences
of the said Mr. Eltonhead, Mr. Parke, and Mr. Seyse, expended in this Service: And Mr. Henry Herbert is desired
to take care in this Business, that it may be expedited and
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Bennett and Dr.
The Lords have commanded us to bring unto you a
Report from the Committee at Derby House upon my Lord
General's Letter: Which the Lords think fitting, and agree
unto:- An Ordinance for the Militia of Gloucester, and
other Counties named therein; with some small Amendments:-In which they desire the Concurrence of this
House:-A Letter to be sent to the Commissioners of both
Houses in Scotland; and desire, That it may be referred to
the Committee at Derby House to send it to the Commissioners in Scotland with Speed.
The Lords desire the Concurrence of this House, That
the Marquis of Winchester may have his Liberty continued, upon his former Bail, for Three Months longer.
Derby House Report.
The Report from the Committee at Derby House was
the same that was reported to the House formerly; and
Gloucester, &c. Militia.
The Amendments to the Ordinance for the Militia of
Gloucestershire, and other Counties, were read; and upon
the Question, assented unto: And, was a Proviso, That this
Ordinance shall continue for Six Months, and no longer.
Ordered, That this Ordinance be forthwith printed and
Surprize of Berwicke, &c.
The Letter to the Commissioners in Scotland was read:
And some Alterations being made in it; and the whole
Clause, from the Word "thereunto," in the Second Line
of the Second Page, to the Word "you," beginning the
Seventeenth Line, concerning the desiring the Scotts
Assistance upon the Occasion touching the Surprisal of
Berwicke and Carlisle, being left out; upon the Question,
the Letter was assented unto.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and do
agree to the Amendments in the Ordinance for the Militia of the Counties of Gloucester, Monmouth, Brecon, and
Glamorgan, . . . . . they do agree: To the rest, they will
send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message to Lords.
Major General Skippon carried to the Lords, for their
Concurrence, the Orders for Publick Thanksgiving, for
the Victory obtained in South Wales: A Letter to the
Parliament of Scotland: An Ordinance for reimbursing
the Commissioners of the Customs Twenty thousand
Pounds, advanced by them for the Use of the Navy.
He likewise returned to the Lords the Concurrence of
this House to the Letter to be sent to the Commissioners
of both Houses in Scottland: with the Amendments returned with it; and likewise the Concurrence of this
House, That it be referred to the Committee at Derby
House, to send this Letter to the Commissioners speedily.
A Letter from the Lord General, from Windsore, of
the Tenth of May 1648, to the Committee at Derby
House, touching his March Northward; with a Paper inclosed of Necessaries desired for the Forces designed
Northward, for their Accommodations in their March
and Service; were this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That a Letter be written to the General,
to desire, that the Regiments at the Mewes and Whitehall,
may not be removed, till the House take further Order
for their Safety.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to the
Desire of the General, concerning Monies for Pay and
Contingencies for the Forces designed Northward; and
refer it to the Committee of the Army, to consider of it,
and make Provision thereof accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to the
Desire of the General, concerning Teams of Horse; and
refer it to the Committee of the Army, to make Provision
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to the Desire of the General, concerning a Supply of Bandaleers,
Swords, Pistols, and Saddles, with their Furniture; and
do refer it to the Committee of the Army, to . . . . .
Provision thereof accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
the Army, to consider, What further Establishment is fit
to be made to the Train of Artillery.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to the Desire of the General, concerning a further Supply of Arms,
Ammunition, and other Furniture of War, to be speedily
sent down to Hull or Scarborough; and do refer it to
the Committee of the Army, to make Provision thereof
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Army, to consider of the Desire in the General's Paper,
concerning a Recruit of Horses; and to report their
Opinions thereupon to the House.
Treasurers at War.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do prepare
an Ordinance for the securing the Treasurers at War all
such Monies as they have advanced for the Service of the
State; and forthwith to report the same to the House.
Answer from Lords.
Major General Skippon brings Answer, That, as to the
Alterations returned to the Letter to be sent to the Commissioners in Scotland, the Lords will send Answer by
Messengers of their own: To the other Particulars of his
Message, they do agree.
London Arrears, &c.
Ordered, That a Committee of the Members of this
House do repair to the City of London; and acquaint them
with the Success it has pleased God to give the Parliament's
Forces in Wales; and with the Necessity of the General's
Expedition into the North, for reducing the Towns there
taken; and to desire them to give their Assistance therein,
in the speedy paying their Arrears of Assessments for the
Sir Christofer Yelverton, Mr. Crew, Colonel Venne, Sir
Gilbert Gerard, Mr. John Ashe, Mr. Leman, Mr. John
Corbett, Mr. Scott, Major General Browne, Mr. Vassall,
Sir Walter Erle, Sir Tho. Soame, Mr. Swinfen, and the
Gentlemen that serve for the City, are to desire the Lord
Mayor to call a Common Council to meet to this
Refusing to serve Parliament.
Ordered, That the Committees in every several County,
do certify and inform this House of such Persons as do
refuse to sign Warrants, or act in the Service of the
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, Mr. Bulkley do
make Report of the Ordinance for settling the Militia of
Answer from Lords.
Sir Henry Mildmay brings Answer, That the Lords will
send Answer to the Message concerning Mr. David
Jenkins, by Messengers of their own.
Transactions with Scotland.
Mr. Crew, Mr. Pierpoint, Mr. Swynfen, Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, Sir Harbottle Grimston, Colonel Morley,
Sir John Danvers, Mr. Knightley;
This Committee, or any Three of them, are appointed
to prepare and bring in a general Answer to the Paper of
the Desires of the Parliament of Scotland; and to report
it to the House To-morrow Morning.
Officers from Ireland.
Ordered, That, on Thursday Morning next, the first
Business, Sir John Temple do make the Reports concerning
the Officers that are lately come out of Ireland.
Ordered, That, the Ordinance for stating and determining the Accompts of all Officers and Soldiers be
read on Tuesday Morning next, the first Business.