Die Martis, 15 Augusti, 1648.
THE Grand Committee sat upon the Ordinance for
the Settling of the Militia of the whole Kingdom.
Sir Robert Harley in the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Upon Sir Robert Harley's Report from the Grand
It is Resolved, &c. That the Grand Committee of the
whole House do meet on Thursday Morning next, at Eight
of Clock, upon the Ordinance for settling the Militia of
the Kingdom: And that Mr. Speaker do forbear to take
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Page and Dr.
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you
the King's Letter: A Letter from Colonel Hamond, Governor of the Isle of Wight; with their Vote thereupon:
In which they desire the Concurrence of this House: An
Order for Dr. Colladen to pass into France; and to take
with him a Coach and Four Horses, Custom-free: In
which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Letter from the King.
The Letter from his Majesty was read; and was dated,
in the Top of the Letter, from Carisbrooke Castle, of
11 Augusti 1648; and subscribed, at the lower End of
the Letter, "Charles R.;" and directed for the Speaker
of the Lords House pro tempore, to be communicated to
the Lords and Commons, in the Parliament of England,
The Letter from the Governor of the Isle of Wight,
of 11 Augusti 1648, directed to the Earl of Middlesex,
and the Lords Votes thereupon, was read.
Dr. Colladon's Pass.
The Order for Dr. Colladon to pass into France, was
read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and was
in hæc verba; viz.
It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons
in Parliament assembled, That Dr. Colladon, with his Two
Servants, shall be permitted to go to any Port of this
Kingdom, to embark themselves for France, and to return, taking with them a Coach and Four Horses, Custom and Impost free: And that they be suffered to take
Apparel, and other Necessaries, lawfully exportable, without
Let or Stay. Provided, That this Order be made use of
within Two Months next after the Date of this Order.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House does agree to the Order for Dr. Colladon's Pass into
France: to the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers
of their own.
Commissioners to the King.
The Question was propounded, For giving Thanks to
the Commissioners employed to the King:
And the Question being put, For adding these Words,
"For approving their Proceedings;"
It passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth give Thanks to
Sir John Hippesley, and Mr. Bulkley, employed to the
King; and doth approve of their Proceedings.
Accordingly Mr. Speaker did give the Thanks of this
House to Sir John Hippesley, and Mr. Bulkley, standing up
in their Places; and did declare unto them the House's
Approbation of their Proceedings.
King's Message to be considered
Resolved, &c. That this Business of the King's Message be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning;
and proceeded in de die in diem, without the Interruption
of any private Business.
London Militia, &c.
The House being informed, That the Committee of
the Militia of the City of London was at the Door;
They were called in: And Alderman Gibb did present
the State and Ground of their Aprehensions and Fears,
and of their Desires for Remedy.
After his enlarging himself, touching the Grounds of
the Discontents and Distractions in the City, and of their
Apprehensions and Dangers; and had expressed their Desires touching the Liftings under Major General Skyppon,
touching a Power to enable them to inlist Horses, and
touching the Uniting of the Militia of the City of London
with the Militias of the Out Parts; he did humbly tender
divers Orders made by the Committee of the Militia of
London, in order to the Employing of their Forces to the
Preservation and Defence of the Parliament and City.
He did further tender the humble Representation of the
Commanders of the Trained Bands of the City; as likewise the Expression of very many of the said Commanders,
of their full Resolutions to be as faithful to the Parliament as ever.
The Committee being withdrawn, the Orders, mentioned by Alderman Gibb to be made by the Committee
of the Militia, were read; and likewise the humble Representation of the Commanders of the Trained Bands of
Sir Walter Erle reports from the Committee formerly
appointed to go to the City of London, to whom it was
referred to receive such Proposals as should be made unto
them by the Common Council, or the Militia of the City
of London, and to confer with them about the printed
Paper of the Date of the Twenty-seventh of July, and
the Matters therein contained, and to know by what Authority it was printed, the whole State of the Matter of
those Proposals; and likewise the Matter of Fact touching the said printed Paper.
Ordered, That the Power formerly given to Major
General Skippon, by the Ordinance of the Twelfth of July
last, to list and raise Forces in the City of London, and
Liberties thereof, be transferred to the Militia of the City
of London: And that the said Forces, so listed and raised
by the Militia of the City of London, be under the Command of Major General Skippon, by the Direction of the
Ordered, That an Ordinance be brought in to that
Purpose on Friday next.
Mr. Vassall is to bring in the Ordinance.
Sir John Evelyn, Sir John Clotworthy, Mr. Sallway, Sir
Anth. Irby, Sir John Potts, Sir Harbottle Grimston, Mr.
Reynolds, Mr. Bulkey, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Dodderidge,
Mr. Drake, Sir Wm. Brereton, Mr. Boys, Mr. Scott, Mr.
Recorder of London, Colonel Harvey, Major General
Browne, Colonel Venne, Mr. Gett;
This Committee, or any Five of them, have Power
to confer with the Militia of the City of London; and to
consult with them how the Forces, listed by Major
General Skippon, may be made serviceable for the City
and Parliament: The said Committee are to sit To-morrow in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber; and
so de die in diem.
And the more particular Care of this Business is referred to Mr. Recorder of London, Mr. Gott, and Mr.
Ordered, That the Committee where Mr. Sandys hath
the Chair, for Joining of the Militias of the City of London, and Out Parts, be revived; and do sit To-morrow
in the Afternoon, in the Exchequer Chamber; and so
de die in diem.
The Care of this Business is more particularly referred
to Mr. Sandys, and Mr. Wheeler; or either of them.
Affairs in Kent.
A Letter from Colonel Riche, of 14 Augusti 1648,
was this Day read; and ordered to be forthwith printed.
Ordered, That the Sum of One hundred Fifty Pounds
be forthwith advanced and paid to Major Husbands, or
his Assigns, to buy him Horses, out of the Sequestrations
in the County of Kent: And that the Committee of Sequestrations, and the Treasurer for Sequestrations, of the
County of Kent, be, and are hereby, required and enjoined forthwith to pay the same to the said Major Husbands, or his Assigns, accordingly.
Ordered, That the Sum of One hundred Pounds be
forthwith advanced and paid unto Colonel Huson, or his
Assigns; and also the Sum of Fifty Pounds more be forthwith advanced and paid unto Daniell Axtell, Lieutenant
Colonel to the said Colonel Huson, or his Assigns; to buy
them Horses; out of the Sequestrations of the County
of Kent: And the Committee for Sequestrations and the
Treasurer for Sequestrations, for the said County of Kent,
be, and are hereby required and enjoined forthwith to
pay the said several Sums to the said Colonel Huson, or his
Assigns, and to the said * *, his Lieutenant Colonel,
or his Assigns, respectively, accordingly.
Ordered, That a Letter of Thanks, to be signed by
Mr. Speaker, to be sent Colonel Rich, acknowledging
his very good Service against the Enemy, that intended
to raise the Siege at Deale Castle.
Mr. Boys is to prepare the said Letter.
Whereas, by Order of the * Day of * *, the Sum of
* * * is ordered to be paid to Colonel Rich, and restrained to be paid out of the new Sequestrations in the
County of Kent: It is Ordered, That the said Sum of
* * * be paid to the said Colonel Rich, or his Assigns,
out of the Sequestrations of the County of Kent, in general.
And it is further Ordered, That the said Committee for
Sequestrations for the County of Kent do give the same
in Accompt to the Committee of the Army.
Ordered, That it be referred to the General, to try,
by Martial Law, as many of the Prisoners now taken in
the late Defeat given to the Enemy in Kent, as are triable
by Martial Law.
Ordered, That it be especially referred to the General,
to try Lieutenant Lyndall by Martial Law.
Ordered, That Dr. Anneley be desired forthwith to go
down, and attend the Lord Admiral at Sea in his own
Isle of Wight, &c.
Whereas, by Order of the * Day of * * last, it was
ordered, That the Treasurer of the Army, for the County
of Southampton, do pay unto Colonel Hamond, Governor of the Isle of Wight, the Sum of Seventeen hundred
Forty-eight Pounds, out of the first Monies that were
raised: It is Ordered, That the said Treasurer do yield
Obedience to the said Order.
And it is further Ordered, That the Governor of Portsmouth be paid next after the said One thousand Seven
hundred Forty-eight Pounds is paid to the said Governor
of the Isle of Wight.
And it is Ordered, That the Governor of Portsmouth
do withdraw his Orders, lately obtained from the said
Treasurer, for raising any Money, till the Money be first
raised for the Service of the Isle of Wight, as was formerly ordered by this House.
Ordered, That a Letter, signed by Mr. Speaker, be
sent to the Governor of Portsmouth, to let him know,
That, by Order of this House, the Garison in the Isle of
Wight was to be paid out of the first Monies that were
raised: And that the House have ordered, That the
Governor of Portsmouth be paid, in the next place.
Mr. Lisle is to prepare the said Letter.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of
Hantsheire, to proportion the Assessments, for the future,
to be paid to the several Garisons of Caresbrooke in the
Isle of Wight and Portsmouth, out of such Divisions as
lie most convenient for the Service of such Places.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do prepare and bring in an Article, to try such as have broken
their Faith with the Parliament, by Martial Law.
Mr. Reynolds is to take care hereof.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to confer with
the Militia of the City of London, about the Forces listed
by Major General Skippon, do prepare an Ordinance concerning some Horses to be raised by the City; and bring
the same in on Thursday next.
Halliburton to depart the Kingdom.
Whereas Mr. Halliburton, being employed by the
Committee of Estates in Scottland, as a Messenger to carry
Letters, and a Declaration from them, to the King,
and both Houses of Parliament; which he hath already
delivered, and did long since return back from his Majesty:
And whereas the said Mr. Halliburton brought many
Letters of dangerous Consequence to private Persons
in this Kingdom, not warranted by his Letters of Credence, to raise Parties here, and to give the Publick Faith
of the Kingdom of Scotland to raise Money here, to maintain a War against this Kingdom: And, having formerly
been ordered by this House to depart this Kingdom; in
Contempt of the said Order refuseth to depart, or to
yield Obedience thereunto: It is therefore Ordered, That
the said Mr. Halliburton be forthwith sent to the Lord
Admiral: And that the Lord Admiral be desired, by the
next Conveyance, to send him away to Scotland.
London Militia, &c.
The Committee of the Militia of the City of London,
being again called in; Mr. Speaker, by Command of
the House gave them this Answer;
Mr. Alderman, Mr. Sheriffs, and the rest of you
The House has considered of your Desires, which
were Three in Number; and have directed an Ordinance to be brought in, to invest the Power given to
Major General Skippon, by the Ordinance of the Twelfth
of July last, to list and raise Forces in the City of London,
and Liberties thereof, in the Militia of the City of London; and have appointed a Committee to consult with
them how to make the Forces listed and raised by
Major General Skippon serviceable for the Parliament
and City: And, as you have made large Expressions of
Fidelity and good Affections to the Parliament, so they
have reposed great Confidence in you, knowing that the
Parliament and City cannot be safe the one without the
other; and the Loss of the one must consequently be
the Ruin of the other; and their being firmly united and
conjoined will be a great Daunting of all our Enemies
abroad: And this House makes no doubt of your Faithfulness to them, so solemnly prosessed: And they shall
do that which they doubt not will be very satisfactory.