Die Sabbatii, 15 Julii, 1648.
AN Ordinance for laying an Assessment upon the Inhabitants of the County of Huntington, to the Rate
of Eighty Pounds per Week, for Six Months, for the Pay
of a Troop of Horse, to be raised and maintained for the
Service of that County, was this Day read the First and
Second time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
A Letter from Wisbich, from Colonel John Hobart,
of 10 Julii 1648, was this Day read.
Isle of Ely.
Resolved, &c. That Seventy Pounds per Week be paid,
for the Pay of a Troop of Horse, for the Defence of the
Isle of Ely, out of the Excise of the Isle of Ely, and County
of Cambridge, for the Space of Three Months, by way of
Loan; to be accounted from the First of July 1648:
And that Mr. Miles Corbett do bring in an Ordinance to
this Purpose: And that the Committee formerly appointed, do confer with the Commissioners of Excise
hereupon: And that Mr. Greene and Mr. John Ashe, be
added to that Committee.
Isle of Wight.
A Letter from Carisbrooke Castle, from Colonel Robert
Hammond, Governor of the Isle of Wight, of 13 Julii
1648, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the Monies assigned to the Governor of the Isle of Wight, out of the Taxes and Assessments of the County of Hants, be paid unto him, from
time to time, in the first place.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do prepare
Letters, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, to be sent to the
Committee of Hants, and the Committee of the Isle of
Wight, to quicken them in the Levying and Assessing of
the Taxes and Assessments of the General's Army: And
that they do take care to pay the Monies assigned to the
Governor of the Isle of Wight, in the first place.
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Committee of
the Revenue, to make speedy Payment of all the Monies
assigned upon that Committee, to the Governor of the
Isle of Wight.
Sheriff of Warwicke.
Ordered, That Grevile Verney Esquire, the Sheriff of
the County of Warwicke, be and is hereby, enjoined
within Fifteen Days next coming, to execute the Judgment upon the Eight Prisoners, condemned at the last
Assizes for the County of Warwicke, according to Law;
or in Default thereof, that a Fine of Two thousand
Pounds be set upon his Head; and levied according to
usual Course in the like Cases.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Proceedings against Rolse.
Ordered, That Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Samuel Browne,
and Sir Peter Wentworth, or any Two of them, do inquire
after the State of the Matter, How it stands, in reference
to the Proceedings against Major Rolfe, for the bringing
him to a Tryal.
Upon Report from the Committee at Derby House;
It is Resolved, &c. upon the Question, That the Sum of
Five hundred Pounds be forthwith provided, for victualling
some Garrisons that are of special Consequence: And that
this Sum of Five hundred Pounds be charged upon the
Monies brought in by the Committee usually sitting at
Haberdashers Hall, out of the first Monies that shall arise
upon the Payment of the Fifth, and Twentieth Parts.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That the Committee at Haberdashers Hall do
make their Reports on Tuesday Morning next, peremptorily, the first Business.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth Declare, That by
the Order, formerly passed both Houses, "That the Committee at Haberdashers Hall should raise the Fifth, and
Twentieth Parts upon none out Delinquents," that they
did intend, that the said Order should look only forward;
and that, notwithstanding the said Order, those Persons
that had contracted and agreed with the Committee for
their Fifth, and Twentieth Parts, should pay in the same,
according to such Sums and Times of Payment as they
have contracted for, and agreed upon.
Resolved, &c. That Two hundred Horse, and an Hundred Firelocks be provided, to be a Guard for the Houses;
And that these Horse and Firelocks be maintained out of
the Sequestrations of the Duke of Bucks, Earl of Holland, or any other Sequestration, not engaged, of any
other Persons that engaged in the late Insurrections: And
that it be referred to the Committee at Derby House, to
take Course, that the same may be put in Execution
Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of this
House that are of the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, to examine the whole State of
the Business touching Mr. John Coventry: And are to meet
upon it this Afternoon; and to report it to the House,
with all convenient Speed.
Tumults in Convent Garden.
Ordered, That Mr. Wheeler be desired to go and take
Course, that the Peace may be kept, where the House is
informed that there be some Tumults in the Convent
Garden: And that the Person there, of whom the Multitude does complain, be taken into Custody; and examined
and proceeded with according to the Course of Law.
Propositions to the King.
According to the Order Yesterday made, the House
took into Consideration the Report, Yesterday made by
Mr. John Stephens, of the Conference had with the Lords.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere to their
former Vote, touching the Three Propositions to be signed
by the King, &c. before a Treaty.
Resolved, &c. That a free Conference be desired with
the Lords hereupon.
Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Crewe, Mr. John Stephens, Mr.
Prideaux, Mr. Samuel Browne, Mr. Sallwey, Mr. Bulkley,
Mr. Doddridge, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Gott;
This Committee, or any Three of them, is appointed
to meet this Afternoon, in the Queen's Court, to prepare Reasons to be offered to the Lords at a free Conference, for the insisting upon the former Vote: And are
to report on Monday Morning next.
Resolved, &c. That this House is resolved, That, the
Three Propositions being granted, in manner as is proposed, then both Houses of Parliament will treat with
his Majesty in Person, by a Committee appointed by both
Houses, for the future Settlement of the Government of
the Church, the Settlement of the Militia, and the rest
of the Propositions tendered to his Majesty at Hampton
Court; and such other Propositions, as shall be propounded, either by his Majesty, or the Houses, for the Settling
of a safe and well-grounded Peace.
Resolved, &c. That the Debate be adjourned till Monday Morning, the first Business, notwithstanding the former Order of the House to sit in a Grand Committee, to
take into Consideration the Ordinance for settling Church
Government: And that the Grand Committee of the
House do meet upon the Ordinance for Church Government, on Tuesday next: And that then Mr. Speaker do
not come to the Chair.