Die Mercurii, 23 Augusti, 1648.
Information against Rolphe, &c.
ORDERED, That all the Letters, Papers, Informations,
and Examinations concerning Major Rolphe, Mr. Dowcett, and Mr. Osborne, be especially transmitted and sent
to the Judges of Assize, at the next Assizes at Winton.
Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending on this
House do receive into his Custody Mr. Dowcett his Prisoner; and send his Deputy with him to the Tryal of
Major Rolphe, at the next Assizes at Winton.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do forthwith pay unto Major Edmond Rolphe, the King's Prisoner
in the Gatehouse, the Sum of Twenty Pounds, for defraying his Charges and Expences, during his Imprisonment.
Ordered, That Mr. David Jenkins, now Prisoner in
Newgate, committed for High Treason, be removed to
Wallingford Castle, and committed to safe strict Custody
for High Treason, in levying actual War against the Parliament and Kingdom.
Ordered, That Major General Skippon be desired to take
care to remove, and send with a competent Force in safe
and strict Custody, Mr. David Jenkins, to Wallingford
Castle, a Prisoner, according to the Order of the House
for his Removal and Commitment.
Inquiry into Design in London.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee appointed
to examine the late Design in London, to meet this Afternoon, in the Queen's Court; and to frame Articles for
the Tryal of such in London, as shall endeavour to betray
the Parliament or City; and prepare an Ordinance for
establishing a Court Martial, to these Purposes, in London:
And that they bring in Names for Commissioners: And
that Mr. Bois, Mr. Hill, and Mr. Scott, be added to this
Committee: And they are to report To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the Committee
appointed to examine, with the Committee of the Militia,
the late Design, do make Report of that whole Business
According to former Order, Mr. Speaker gave the
Thanks of this House to Mr. Bryan Stapilton, one of the
Commissioners of Parliament employed into Scotland, for
the faithful Discharge of his Trust in that great and
Victory in Lancashire, &c.
A Letter from Lieutenant General Cromwell, of 20
Augusti 1648, relating the Particulars of the wonderful
great Victory, bestowed, by the great Mercy of God,
against the Scotts whole Army, on the Seventeenth, Eightteenth, and Nineteenth instant, in Lancashire, now this Day
read; and ordered to be forthwith printed and published.
Resolved, &c. That there be a Day of Solemn Thanksgiving, through the whole Kingdom, unto Almighty God,
for his wonderful great Mercy and Success, bestowed upon
the Parliament Forces under the Command of LieutenantGeneral Cromwell, against the whole Scotts Army under
the Conduct and Command of Duke Hamilton, on the
Seventeenth, Eighteenth, and Nineteenth of this present
August, in Lancashire: And that this Day be Thursday
come Fortnight, being the Seventh Day of September
Mr. Swinfen carried this Order to the Lords for their
Notice is likewise to be taken, and Thanks given to
Almighty God, on the same Day, for his Mercies and
Blessing lately upon the Forces before Deal, at Tinmouth
Castle, and in Herefordshire: And the Members, relating
to those Parts, are to make a Collection of those particular Mercies.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Carill and Mr. Heyrick be
desired to preach before the Commons, at Margarett's,
Westminster, on the Seventh of September next, the Day
appointed for a Publick Thanksgiving to Almighty God,
for the great and wonderful Success against the Forces
Resolved, &c. That a Collection be made in all the
Churches and Chapels through the whole Kingdom, on
Thursday come Fortnight, the Seventh of September, the
Day appointed for a General and Solemn Thanksgiving
for the great Victory against the Scotts: And that the
Monies, bestowed and collected upon that Day, be
employed for the Relief and Supply of the wounded Soldiers in Lancashire; and of the poor and visited People
and Places there.
Mr. Swynfen is appointed to carry to the Lords, for their
Concurrence, the Order for a Publick Thanksgiving.
He is likewise to desire a Conference with the Lords, at
such time as will stand with their Lordships Conveniency,
upon the Matter of the last Conference touching the
King's last Letter.
Ordered, That the Knights and Burgesses of the several
and respective Counties, Cities, and Places, do send
printed Copies of the Order for the Publick Thanksgiving
for the great Victory against the Scotts whole Army.
Ordered, That the Sum of Two hundred Pounds be
bestowed upon Major Berry, and the Sum of One hundred
Pounds upon Edward Sexby, who brought the very good
News of the wonderful great Success obtained, by the
great Mercy of God, against the whole Scotts Army in
Lancashire: And that the said respective Sums of Two
hundred and One hundred Pounds be forthwith paid
unto the said Major Berry, and Edward Sexby, or their
respective Assigns, out of the Fine and Composition
of Sir Charles Keymies: And that the Acquittance or
Acquittances of the said Major Berry, and Edward Sexby,
or their respective Assigns, shall be a sufficient Warrant
and Discharge to the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, for
the Payment of the said respective Sums of Two and
One hundred Pounds: And Sir Anthony Irby is particularly desired to take effectual Course, that these Sums may
be forthwith paid, as aforesaid, accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That it be effectually referred to the Committee of the Army to take care that the Soldiers in the
North may be speedily supplied with Shoes, Stockings,
Cloaths, and other Necessaries, and Recruits.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army, and the
Northern Committee, appointed to go to the Common
Council on Friday next, do re-inforce to the City of London the Necessity of the speedy bringing in the Arrears
due from the City to the Army, upon the Occasion of the
great Necessities, and almost Nakedness, of the Army,
that have fought so valiantly and successfully against the
Scotts whole Army.
Losses by Scotts Invasion.
Ordered, That Commissions do issue, under the Great
Seal of England, and the Seal of the Duchy of Lancaster,
to inquire, upon Oath, what Damage, Wrong, or Injury,
the Counties of Lancaster, York, Duresme, Northumberland, Cumberland, and Westmorland, and all other Counties of the Kingdom, have suffered, and what Charge
and Expence they have been put to, by this Invasion of
the Kingdom by this Army of Scotts, and their levying
War upon the Kingdom of England: And that the
Commissioners of the Great Seal be hereby required and
authorized to issue Commissions into the several Counties
and Places accordingly.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the House do
take into Consideration the Business touching the Scotts
Martial Law in Navy.
An additional Ordinance for the authorizing the Lord
Admiral, with his Council of War, to agree upon Laws
and Ordinances, as are mentioned in the Ordinance of the
One-and-twentieth of this Instant, for Tryal of Offenders
by Martial Law, was this Day read; and, upon the
Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords
for their Concurrence.
Mr. Swynfen is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Northern Association, to consider and present some Way
of Recompence and Satisfaction to be given to the Wife
and Children of Colonel Thornhaugh, for his gallant Service; who lost his Life in this said Service against the Scotts.
Gen. Cromwell, &c. thanked.
Ordered, That a Letter of suitable hearty Thanks, to
be signed by Mr. Speaker, be sent to Lieutenant General
Cromwell, taking Notice of his great Valour, Vigilancy,
and wise Conduct, in this great Service against the Scotts
in Lancashire; desiring him to give the Thanks of this
House to all his Officers for their good Service; and to
let them know, that his Desires by his Letter are taken
Mr. Lisle is to prepare the Letter.
Ordered, That a Letter of Thanks, to be signed by
Mr. Speaker, be sent to Colonel Ashton, for his good
Service against the Scotts Forces.
Sir Ralph Ashton to prepare the Letter.
Ordered, That a Letter of Thanks, to be signed by
Mr. Speaker, be sent to the Committee of Lancashire;
taking Notice of their seasonable and ready Assistance
against the Scotts Forces.
Colonel Moore to prepare the Letter.
Ordered, That a Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker,
be sent to the Committee of York, and to such others
as have been assisting and serviceable in Raising of Forces
against the Scotts, for their good Services therein.
Sir Thomas Widdrington is to prepare the Letter.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Mildmay do make Report,
touching the Propositions from the Eastern Association,
on Saturday Morning next the first Business.
Sir Henry Vane, junior, Mr. Green, Mr. Swynfen, Mr.
Holles, Sir Henry Mildmay, Major General Skippon, Mr.
Edward Ashe, Sir Anthony Irby, Sir Walter Erle;
This Committee, or any Three of them, is appointed
to confer with the Commissioners of the Customs, and
receive their Answer, and report it to the House, touching
the Loan of Twenty thousand Pounds; and the Forbearance
of One Moiety of the Receipts.
Treaty with the King.
Upon Sir John Potts' Report from the Committee for
It is Resolved, &c. That, for the Time of Beginning of
the Treaty, Ten Days after the King's Assent to treat,
as is agreed by both Houses, will be a convenient Space
for his Majesty to send for such as he shall please; and
for Dispatch of the Commissioners of both Houses, who
are to treat: And that the Treaty then begin: And that,
from Beginning of the Treaty, Forty Days be allowed for
Resolved, &c. That, at the Time of the King's Assent
to treat, according to the Propositions, Colonel Hamond
shall be authorized to receive his Majesty's Royal Word
to be passed to the Houses of Parliament, for his Residence
in the Isle of Wight, according as is agreed; and shall
certify the same to both Houses.
He farther reported Reasons, agreed by the Committee,
to be offered at the Conference, wherefore this House
cannot agree to divers of the Lords Votes concerning the
Ordered, That the Ordinance for sequestering the Estates
of Delinquents, . . be employed towards raising a Troop
of Horse, for the Service of the Parliament, within the
County of Surrey, be read, the first Business, To-morrow
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Edward Partherich, a Member of
this House, have Leave to go into the Country.
An additional Ordinance, for the better regulating and
speedy bringing in the Sequestration Monies of Papists
and Delinquents Estates, was this Day read the First time;
and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent
to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Swynfen brings Answer, That the Lords do agree
to the additional Ordinance for Martial Law; and to the
Order for a Publick Thanksgiving: And do also agree,
That there shall be a Conference To-morrow at Ten of
Clock, as is desired.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Heath and Mr.
The Lords desire they may communicate something
concerning the King's Children, at the Conference
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and do
agree, that the Lords do communicate the Matter
concerning the King's Children, as is desired.
Ordered, That the Sum of Two hundred Pounds be
forthwith paid, out of Sir Charles Keymies his Composition,
to Colonel Eyres, or his Assigns, by the Treasurers at
Goldsmiths Hall, for the Service of Hursts Castle: And
the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Colonel Eyres,
or his Assigns, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be a
sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Treasurers at
Goldsmiths Hall, for Payment thereof accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence * * * *.
Mayor of Barwick.
An Ordinance for Payment of the Sum of Six hundred
Pounds to the Mayor of Barwick, out of the Grand
Excise, in Course, was this Day read; and, upon the
Question passed; and ordered to . . sent to the Lords for
Ordered, That the Petition of Lieutenant Samuell
Somaster be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall;
to take the same into their Consideration, for his speedy
Ordered, That the Ordinance for a Salary to be allowed
to the Auditors, out of the Grand Excise, be read
Ordered, That the Lady Moore's Business be heard