Die Lunæ, 22Maii, 1648.
ORDERED, That it be referred to the Committee
of the Army, and Committee of the Navy, respectively, to consider of an Establishment, to be paid monthly,
for replenishing and furnishing the Stores, and taking off
and employing the Saltpetre made in this Kingdom.
A Person pretending to be Prince of Wales.
A Letter from the Mayor and Jurates of Sandwiche, of
20 Maii, 1648, relating, That a Person came there, that
affirms himself to be the Prince of Wales, was this Day
A Letter from Colonel Rainborowe, of 20 Maii 1648,
to the like Purposes, as that from Sandwich, was this Day
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Derby
House, to send for the Person who gives himself out to be
the Prince of Wales.
Letter from Rechester.
A Letter from Rochester of 21 Maii 1648, from the
Mayor, and many others, of that City, was this Day read.
Captain Lee, Captain Westrow, and Mr. Oxenden, are
appointed to prepare a Letter, in Answer of the Letter
now read, from Rochester.
Letter, &c. from Newcastle, &c.
A Letter from Sir Arthur Hesilrige, from Newcastle, of
18 Maii 1648; with a Paper of Intelligence, from Edinburgh, of 14 Maii; and a Petition from divers Gentlemen of the Bishoprick of Duresme, inclosed; were read.
Defence of Yorkshire.
A Letter from Mr. Stockdale, of 19 Maii, 1648, out of
Yorkshire, was this Day read; relating, That there was
a Meeting of divers Gentlemen, consulting and taking
Order, for raising Forces for the Defence of those Parts,
and Safety of the Kingdom.
The Names of the Gentlemen that met were read.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of what
the Gentlemen in Yorkshire have done, in raising Forces
for their Defence and Preservation, and Safety of those
Parts; and to declare it an acceptable Service in them,
and tending to the Peace and Safety of the Kingdom:
And that a Letter of Approbation and Thanks be returned to those Gentlemen, signed by Mr. Speaker: And
that Mr. Thorpe do prepare this Letter.
Affairs in Surrey.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Hakewill and Mr.
The Lords do concur with this House, in the Instructions to be given to the Gentlemen that are to go into
Surrey; with some small Alterations: In which they
desire the Concurrence of this House.
The Alteration was read; and assented unto.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message: And do
agree to the Alteration as is desired.
Preserving Peace in Rochester.
Mr. Bois reports the Draught of a Letter, to be sent
in Answer to the Letter from the City of Rochester: The
which was read; and assented unto; and ordered to be
signed by Mr. Speaker.
Ordered, That Captain Lee, Captain Westrowe, and
Mr. Oxenden, be desired forthwith to go down into the
County of Kent, and to the City of Rochester, to employ
their best Endeavours, to satisfy those Parts, and preserve
the Peace thereof.
Ordered, That the several and respective Committees
in the several Counties of England and Wales be enjoined,
and are hereby required, to disperse through their Counties, and publish in all the Market Towns, the Ordinance
passed on Saturday last, concerning petitioning: And that
the Knights and Burgesses of the several and respective
Counties do send Copies of the said Ordinance to the said
Committees, to be dispersed and published accordingly.
It is further Ordered, That Edward Usbands, the
Printer, do forthwith print a sufficient Number of those
Ordinances, and bring them in by To-morrow, Twelve
of Clock, at farthest.
Sir Robert Pye carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Commissioners of Excise Discharge for the Year
Affairs in Rochester.
Ordered, That, on this Day Fortnight, Captain Lee
do make the Report in his Hands, concerning the City
of Rochester, and Places thereabouts.
Resolved, &c. That the Thanks of this House be returned to the Committee of the Militia of London, and
Major General Philip Skippon, for their great Care and
Industry to prevent all Danger; and to preserve the
Parliament and City: And that Major General Philip
Skippon do return the Thanks for this House unto them
Safety of Parliament, &c.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
the Militia of London, to consider of what Course they
shall think fit to be taken, for the Safety of the Parliament
and City, in the Interim, till the Militia be fully settled,
and the Dangers thereby provided against: And Major
General Skippon is appointed to acquaint the Committee
of the Militia with this Order; and to make Report thereof
to the House To-morrow.
Middlesex, &c. Militia.
Ordered, That the Gentlemen that serve in this House,
that are of the County of Middlesex, of Westminster, Surrey, and Southwark, respectively, and the Lieutenant of
the Tower, do bring in the Names of fit Persons to be
Committees for the Militia in these respective Places of
Middlesex, Westminster, Southwark, and the Hamlets.
Sir Robert Pye brings Answer, That the Lords do agree
to the Ordinance for the Commissioners of Excise Discharge for the Year 1645.
Resolved, &c. That the several Committees in the several
and respective Counties, and such other Persons, formerly
intrusted with the Militia, by Authority of Parliament,
not since particularly disabled thereunto, be hereby authorized and required to put in Execution the several Powers
given to them by any Ordinance of Parliament, for the
Safety and Preservation of their several Counties.
Ordered, That this Order be forthwith printed: And
the Printer is required to bring them to the House Tomorrow by Twelve of Clock, at farthest: And that the
Members of this House do send Copies of them into the
several Places for which they serve.
Ordered, That, on Thursday Morning, the first Business,
and nothing to intervene, * * * *.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Thomas Love, the present
Mayor of Coventry, be added to the Committee of the
Militia for the City of Coventry.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Humphry Briggs be added to the
Committee for the Militia of the County of Shropshire.
Resolved, &c. That Sir John Northcott and Sir Nicholas
Marten be added to the Committee of Militia for the
County of Devon.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Trefusis and Mr. Penrose
be added to the Committee of Militia for the County of
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Harvey be added to the
Committee of the Militia for the County of Middlesex.
Ordered, That the intercepted Letters, out of Wales,
most in Characters, be referred to the Committee at
Derby House, to give Order for their Decyphering.
Ordinance of Supply.
Mr. Annesley reports the Amendments to the additional
Ordinance for raising Fifty thousand Pounds for Ireland:
The which were read; and, upon the Question, assented
unto: And the Ordinance, so amended, upon the Question, passed; and is ordered to be sent unto the Lords
for their Concurrence.
Impresting Carts, &c.
Ordered, That the High Constables of the County of
Middlesex be, and are hereby, required and injoined forthwith to imprest and take up Carts and Teams, for bringing of Hay to the Mewes, for the Regiments of Horse
that are the Parliaments Guards; the Officers of the said
Regiment paying for the Hire of the said Carts and
Teams, such reasonable Rates as are usual.
An Ordinance for settling the Militia in the Northern
Counties was this Day read the First and Second time.
Ordered, That Francis Lord Viscount Valentia be added
to this Ordinance.
Resolved, &c. That the Time for the Continuance of
this Ordinance shall be for Six Months.
The Ordinance, so amended, upon the Question,
passed; and is ordered to be sent unto the Lords for
Mr. Thorp is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Removing Papists, &c.
An Ordinance for putting Papists and Delinquents out
of the Liues of Communication was this Day read; and,
upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the
Lords for their Concurrence.
Preserving Peace in Kent.
Ordered, That Mr. Bois shall have Leave to go into
the County of Kent, to employ his best Endeavours for
the Preservation of the Peace of that County.
Ordered, That Mr. John Corbett do, To-morrow, the
first Business (after the Consideration of the Officers and
Soldiers Petitions), make Report of the Ordinance
touching the Obstructions in the Sale of Bishops Lands.