Die Jovis, 6 Julii, 1648.
AN Ordinance for adding some Gentlemen of the
County of Lancaster to the Committee of Sequestrations in the County of Westmerland; and for
raising Four thousand Pounds, out of the Sequestrations
of the said County, for Pay of the Lancashire Forces
under the Command of Colonel Ralph Ashton; was this
Day read the First time; and, upon the Question,
passed: and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their
Reduced Officers, &c.
The humble Petition of the reduced inferior Officers
and Soldiers, whose Names are subscribed, in the Behalf
of themselves, and their Fellow Soldiers, the Names of
whom are inserted in the Book remaining in this Honourable House, preferred the 15th of March last, by their
known Agent and Fellow Soldier, Captain James Heart,
was this Day read.
Mr. Scott reports the Amendments to the Ordinance
for stating the Accompts of the Soldiery of the Kingdom: The which were twice read; and, upon the Question re-committed to the former Committee, with the
Addition of Sir Wm. Brereton, and Colonel Venne: Who
are presently to withdraw upon it.
An Ordinance for allowing a Salary to the Auditors
employed in the stating and determining the Accompts
of the Soldiery was this Day read the First and Second
time; and, upon the Question, committed to the former
Committee: With Power to the said Committee to fill up
the Blanks, as to the Salaries and Time of Continuance
of the Ordinance.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That
they do and shall accept it as an acceptable Service in all
and every such Person or Persons as have risen, or shall
rise and act, in order to the Opposing and Suppressing
of all Insurrections and Tumults that shall be raised against
the Parliament, to the Endangering of the Peace of the
Ordered to be forthwith printed.
Affairs in Essex.
The House of Commons taking into Consideration
the Propositions lately tendered unto them from divers
of the Gentlemen of the County of Essex, attending the
Service of the County with the Army now about Colchester, do Order, That an Ordinance of Parliament be
brought in by Sir Harbottle Grimston, and Sir Martin
Lumley, for the Raising of One Month's Pay more upon
the said County: And that the standing Committee for
the said County of Essex, sitting at Chelmesford, do forthwith raise Two Troops of Horse, and one Company of
Dragoons, for the future settling the Peace of the said
County: Which being done, the House will then take
it further into Consideration (if Occasion shall so require)
the Raising of more Forces; as also the charging the said
County with such further Sums, as shall be conceived
proportionable for the maintaining such Forces.
A Letter from the Committee of Essex at the Leaguer
before Colchester, of 4 Julii 1648, was this Day read.
French Resident's Pass.
A Letter from the Commissioners of England, from
Edenburgh in Scotland, of 27 Julii 1648; with Papers
inclosed, of 17 Junii, and 22 Junii; and the Copy of
the Pass given by them to Monsieur de Montereul, the
French King's Resident, to pass through England to
London; were this Day read.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Vassall carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence,
an Ordinance for Payment of Four thousand Pounds to
Colonel Ralph Ashton senior, out of the Sequestrations
in Westmorland: An Order for the Exchange of the
Lord Inchiquin's Son for Sir Wm. Fenton, and others:
Order for releasing Colonel Zachary out of Prison: Order
for granting Commissions to Captain Wm. Boteler, and
others, in the County of Northampton: The Order for
joining the Militias of London, Westminster, and Hamlets.
Transactions with Scotland.
Ordered, That all the Letters and Papers from the
Commissioners of England in Scotland, delivered by them
to the Parliament of Scotland, or Committee of Estates;
and such Letters and Papers as they have received from
the Parliament of Scotland, or Committee of Estates,
and communicated to this House; be forthwith printed
and published: And Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Sallwey junior,
Sir Walter Erle, and Colonel White, are appointed to
take care of the Printing thereof accordingly.
Sheriff of London.
Ordered, That this House do give Leave to Major
General Browne to be Sheriff of the City of London,
according to the Desire of the City.
Ordered, That Interest, after the Rate of Eight
Pounds per Cent. be allowed unto Major General Browne
for the Sum of Nine thousand and Sixteen Pounds, due
to him by the Parliament; and paid to him, or his
Assigns: And that the Interest for the Sum of Five
thousand Pounds, Part of the said Debt, be charged
upon the Excise, in Course: And that the Interest of
Four thousand and Sixteen Pounds, Residue of the said
Debt, be charged upon Goldsmiths Hall: And that the
Payment of the said Interest do commence from the Sixth
Day of March last past.
Mr. Dodderidge is to prepare and bring in an Ordinance
for that Purpose.
Ordered, That the Monies subscribed for Raising of
Horses, by the Members of the House, for Defence of
the Parliament, be paid to Mr. Frost, this Afternoon, at
Derby House: And that the Acquittance of Mr. Frost,
testifying the Receipt thereof, be sufficient Discharge for
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Vassall brings Answer, That the Lords do agree
to all the Particulars of the Message carried by him to
Mr. Knightley reports from the Committee at Derby
House, the Opinion of the said Committee, touching the
Place to be appointed for a Quarter both for Men and
Horse, that are to serve under Colonel Boteler, and
Quartermaster General Fincher.
Ordered, That this House do agree with the said Committee, That the Mewes be appointed for a Quarter, both
for Men and Horse, that are to serve under Colonel
Boteler, and Quartermaster General Fincher.
Ordered, That Sir John Temple do bring in the Declaration touching the Netherlands, To-morrow Morning,
the first Business.