Die Martis, 8 Augusti, 1648.
Message to Lords.
COLONEL Moore carried to the Lords, for their
Concurrence, an Order for Payment of Two thousand Nine hundred Pounds to Mr.Darnall, in lieu of his
Sufferings, and Loss of his Office in the late Court of
Wards: An Ordinance for the further and better regulating the Sequestrations of Papists and Delinquents Estates.
Colonel Moore brings Answer, That the Lords agree
to Mr. Darnall's Order: To the Ordinance for regulating
the Sequestrations of Papists and Delinquents Estates,
they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Sir Robert Harley reports from the Grand Committee
of the whole House, touching the Ordinance for the
Militia of the whole Kingdom, That they have adjourned
the House until To-morrow Morning, Eight of Clock.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the
Adjourning of the Grand Committee for the Militia of
the whole Kingdom, till To-morrow Morning, Eight of
Clock: And that Mr. Speaker do forbear to take the
Person to be sent to Scottland.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Halliburton be enjoined to go
away within Twenty-four Hours; or else, that Care be
taken that he be sent away into Scottland.
Resolved, &c. That a Conference be desired with the
Lords, touching Mr. Halliburton's being sent back into
Scottland: And that the Letters and Papers that he brought
from Scottland, And his Letters of Credence, and other
private Letters and Papers, brought by Mr. Halliburton,
without Warrant, be communicated to the Lords.
Sir Robert Pye is appointed to go to the Lords to
desire this Conference.
Ordered, That a Conference be desired with the Lords,
touching Major Rolse.
Martial Law in Navy.
Ordered, That Sir Robert Pye do put the Lords in
mind of the Lord Admiral's Ordinance for Martial Law.
Ordered, That Mr. Dodderidge make his Report,
touching the Rates, on Saturday Morning next.
Ordered, That Mr. Green be desired to preach, in Mr.
Ashe his place, on Thursday next, being the Day of
Ordered, That Mr. Elsynge be sent to know where
the Letter and Examinations, touching Mr. Middleton, a
Member of this House, are laid.
The House being informed, that the Sheriffs and
Aldermen of London were at the Door;
They were called in: And Sheriff Byde, in the Name
of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council of
the City of London, presented Two Petitions to the House.
The Petitioners being withdrawn, both the said Petitions were read; and were both severally intituled, "The
humble Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and
Commons of the City of London, in Common Council
Answer to Lords.
Sir Robert Pye brings Answer from the Lords, That the
Lords agree to a present Conference touching Mr. Halliburton, and touching Major Rolfe: and, to the Ordinance
for Chesheire, they also agree: As to the Ordinance touching the Lord Admiral's Execution of Martial Law at Sea,
they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.-
Mr. Knightley, Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Lechmore, Mr.
Strickland, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Fines, Mr. Lisle, Mr.
This Committee, or any Three of them, are to prepare
an Answer to the City Petition, upon the Debate now
Ordered, That the Petition touching the Weavers be
referred to the former Committee appointed for the
Weavers: And that all the Lawyers of the House be added
to that Committee: And the said Committee are to meet
at Two of Clock, this Afternoon, in the Queen's Court.
The Petitioners being again called in, Mr. Speaker, by
Command of the House, gave them this Answer;
When the House received your Petition, they were in
Debate of Matters of great Concernment; and are also
engaged in a Conference with the Lords; Yet they have
taken your Petitions into Consideration; which contain
many Things of very high Concernment both to the King,
Parliament, City, and Kingdom: They will give you an
Answer thereunto, To-morrow in the Afternoon: And
the House desires the Lord Mayor to call a Common
Council to meet with a Committee of this House, to
that Purpose. The House formerly referred both the
former Petitions of the Weavers to a Committee: To which
they added all the Lawyers of the House, before they received your Petition; with Order to do them Justice with
Expedition: They have referred this Petition likewise to
that Committee: Who are to sit this Afternoon, if other
urgent Occasions prevent not.
Letters found on Halliburton.
Mr. Scott reports Letters decyphered, which were sent
by Mr. Halliburton out of Scottland.
Ordered, That the said Letters be printed: And Mr.
Scott is to take care of it.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords by Dr. Aylett and Dr.
The Lords desire, That, at this Conference, they may
communicate their Votes, touching Major General
Mr. Swynfen and Mr. Knightley to manage the
They have sent you the Original of the Prince's Letter
and Declaration; which the Lords desire may be sent back
to them, after comparing them with the Copies: An Ordinance to translate Baron Atkins from the Exchequer to
the Common Pleas: A Vote from Mr. Hooke, to . . . . the
Receiver's Place for the First-fruits. The Lords command
us to put you in mind of Sir Fredericke Thyn's Business, formerly sent down. The Lords have sent down an Ordinance
for the Militia of London and Westminster: Wherein they
desire the Concurrence of this House. The Lords command us to put you in mind of Mr. John Jessop's Petition.
The Lords have sent down an Order for Rooms, in Worcester House, to be assigned to * * *.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered of their Lordships Message: And,
as to the communicating the Votes concerning MajorGeneral Skippon, the House doth agree: To the rest they
will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Reduced Officers, &c.
The House being informed that the reduced Officers
were at Door;
They were called in; and presented their Petition.
Which (after the Petitioners were withdrawn) was read;
and was intituled, "The humble Petition of the reduced
Officers and Soldiers, that hath faithfully served you, and
have hereunto subscribed."
Resolved, &c. That the Estates, Fines, and Compositions of all such Delinquents, that the Petitioners shall
discover, that are not yet discovered, shall go to such of
the Petitioners as shall make such Discoveries, towards the
Payment of their Arrears, truly stated.
Resolved, &c. That the Fifth, and Twentieth Part, of
such Delinquents as the Petitioners shall discover not formerly discovered, shall go towards Payment of the Arrears,
truly stated, of such of the Petitioners as shall make such
Sir Samuell Luke, Sir Wm. Brereton, Mr. Knightley,
Sir Robert Pye, Sir John Potts, Sir Peter Temple, Mr.
Challoner, Mr. Knightley, Colonel Ven, Sir Wm.
Waller, Sir John Palgrave, Major General Massey,
Colonel Barker, Sir John Curson, Sir John Corbett, Mr.
This Committee, or any Four of them, are to confer
with the Petitioners, the reduced Officers, this Afternoon,
touching their Arrears: With Power to examine how
much of their Arrears hath been paid; and when, where,
and to whom; and to consider of some Way how to
give the Petitioners further Satisfaction touching their
Arrears; and, in particular, to consider of some Way for
Satisfaction of the Arrears of Colonel Aldridge; and to
report the same to the House: With Power to send for
Persons, Witnesses, Papers, Records: And are to sit this
Afternoon, at Four of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Dutch Officers be
referred to the same Committee; to state the Business,
and present it to the House.
The Petitioners were again called in: And Mr. Speaker,
by Command of this House, gave them this Answer.
The House has considered of your Petitions: And as
your Judgments have followed theirs heretofore, so you
will make that your Rule still. They have done what
possibly they could to satisfy the Petitioners Arrears; and
for a great Part thereof have given them the same Security that the Lord Fairefax his Army had, their Arrears
secured: And they have further ordered, That all such
Delinquents Estates, Fines, and Compositions, as the
Petitioners shall discover, that are not discovered, shall
go to such of the Petitioners as shall make such Discoveries, towards Payment of their whole Arrears: And
have further ordered, That the Fifth, and Twentieth Part
of such Delinquents as the Petitioners shall discover, not
formerly discovered, shall also go towards Payment of the
Arrears of the Petitioners: And the House have also
appointed a Committee to confer with some of you, of
a Way to give you further Satisfaction.
The humble Petition of the Non-commission Officers
and Soldiers belonging to Colonel Sir Robert Pye, whose
Names are subscribed, was this Day read.
Ordered, That whereas, by former Order, of 16 Julii
1647, it was referred to the Members of this House
that are of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland at
Derby House, and the Committee of the Army, or any
Five of them, to take care that the Petitioners may
have all their Arrears paid to them, deducting one Moiety
for Free Quarter: It is Ordered, That, in regard the
aforesaid Committees seldom meet, and the Petitioners
have long attended, that the said Petition be referred to
the Committee of the Army; to take care to pay the
Petitioners their Arrears according to the said former
An Ordinance for suppressing of Tumults and Insurrections in the County of Worcester, and for raising Forces,
and paying them, to that Purpose, was this Day read;
and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent
to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde to carry it to the Lords.
Colonel Thompson reports from the Committee of the
Navy, the State of the Business between Captain Dicke
and Thomas Cunningham, and others, in the Name of the
Committee of Adventurers for the additional Forces for
Ordered, That these Words; viz. "notwithstanding
any former Order or Ordinances;" be added to the Order
of both Houses, of the Fourteenth of June 1648, for
Payment of the Sum of Six hundred Two Pounds to the
Lord Forbes; with this, That this House doth declare,
That if the said Six hundred Two Pounds do appear to be
due to Captain Dicke, and not the Adventurers; then the
said Sum of Six hundred Two Pounds shall be repaid and
satisfied to the said Captain Dicke, by the Parliament.
Sir Antho. Irby, Mr. Knightley, Sir Gilbert Gerard,
Sir John Clotworthy, Mr. Charles Rich, Colonel Thompson, Sir John Palgrave, Mr. Crewe, Colonel Moore, Mr.
Greene, Lord Carre;
This Committee, or any Four of them, are to consider
whether Captain Dicke and Mr. Cunningham are to
have the Benefit for Subscription for Land in Ireland;
and to state the whole Business; and report the same to
the House forthwith: The said Committee are to sit in
the Duchy Chamber, To-morrow at Three of Clock in
the Afternoon, and so de die in diem: And have Power
to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.