RESOLVED, &c. That the Restraint said upon the
Northern Circuit be taken off, and discharged: And
that it be left to the Judges to go that Circuit, if they shall
Deseat of the Scotts.
A Letter from Lieutenant General Cromwell, of 21
Augusti 1648; together with divers of the Colours taken
from the Scotts brought by Scoutmaster General Pitsenn;
was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Committee, appointed to go to
the Common Council this Afternoon, do require the
Common Council forthwith to send and certify, to the
said Committee, the Names of such Persons within the
City of London, and Liberties, that have not paid their
Assessments to the Army under the Command of the
now Lord Fairefax: And that they do certify the Sums
they are in Arrear: And the Committee is to report the
Names of such Persons in Arrear, To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That Colonel Bowyer have Leave to go into
the Country, to put the County of Stafford into a Posture
The humble Petiiton of Captain James Pittsonne, formerly Scoutmaster General to the Army, late under the
Command of Sir Wm. Waller, was this Day read: Who
likewise brought the Colours taken from the Scotts at
Warrington Bridge; and has done very good Service in
this great Defeat of the Scotts.
And whereas there is owing unto him, for Monies disbursed by him for the Service of the Parliament, the Sum
of Two hundred Thirty-two Pounds Eighteen Shillings
and Ten-pence; and there is due unto him of his Pay,
upon Arrear, Two hundred Seventeen Pounds Four Shillings, amounting in all to Four hundred Fifty Pounds
Two Shillings and Ten-pence: It is Ordered, That the
said Sum of Four hundred Fifty Pounds Two Shillings
and Ten-pence be paid unto the said Captain James Pittson, or his Assignee, by the Treasurers at Goldsmiths
Hall, out of the Fine of Sir Charles Keymish: And that
the Acquittance of the said Captain James Pittsonn be a
sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Treasurers at
Goldsmiths Hall, for the Payment of the said Sum of Four
hundred Fifty Pounds Two Shillings and Ten-pence
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Defeat of the Scotts.
Captain James Pittsonn was called in; and acquainted
the House, That he had brought up above One hundred
Scotts Colours taken all at Warrington Bridge: Those
taken at Preston will be sent up very shortly: That he
had brought a List of the Officers and Soldiers taken there:
That he did conceive there were about Twelve thousand
Prisoners taken, and very near in all Five thousand slain:
That, of the Scotts Army Eighteen thousand Foot, and
Seven thousand Horse, were mustered on this Side Carlisle, as was confessed by Lieutenant General Bayly; One
thousand Horse came to them since: That he did not
think, that the Parliament Forces were full Nine thousand
Horse and Foot: That he did verily believe, there were
not an Hundred of the Parliament's Side slain: It is true,
there were many wounded, and many Horse lost and
Grants to Pittson, &c.
Ordered, That the Sum of One hundred Pounds be
bestowed upon Captain James Pittson, and the Sum of
Fifty Pounds upon James Noble, the Messengers that
brought up the Particulars of the great Success obtained
by the Parliament Forces, in the Dissipating and total
Ruin of the Scotts whole Army; and brought up the
Scotts Colours and List of Prisoners taken at Warrington:
And that the said respective Sums of One hundred Pounds
and Fifty Pounds, be paid unto the said Captain James
Pittsonne, and James Noble, respectively, their Assignee
or Assignees, by the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, out
of the Fine of Sir Charles Keymish: And that the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Captain James
Pittsonne, and James Noble, their Assignee or Assigns,
shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, for the Payment of the said
respective Sums of One hundred and of Fifty Pounds
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That the Letter from Lieutenant General
Cromwell, of 21 Augusti 1648, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of the Army; And that it
be especially recommended to that Committee, to take
effectual Care for supplying the Necessities therein
Resolved, &c. That Sir Charles Keymish be admitted
to compound at Goldsmiths Hall, at a full Third Part of
Defeat of the Scotts.
Ordered, That Sir John Danvers do carry to the Lords
the Letters and List of Prisoners brought up by Captain
James Pittsonne; and do acquaint them, That the said
Captain James Pittsonne, and the other Messenger, are
at the Door, ready to inform their Lordships more
particularly with this great Success, if they shall please.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to go to the
Common Council this Afternoon, do acquaint them with
the Particulars of the great Success against the Scotts,
now represented to the House by Captain James Pitson,
and the other Messenger: They are further to acquaint
the City, That this House has passed the Ordinance for
inlisting Horse and Foot.
Inlisting in the City.
Mr. Sallwey junior reported Amendments to the Ordinance for enabling the Committee of the Militia of
London to raise and inlist Horse and Foot, to be under
the Command of Major General Skippon: The which
Amendments were twice read; and, upon the Question,
And the Ordinance, so amended, upon the Question,
passed; and is ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their
Mr. Sallwey junior is appointed to carry the Ordinance
to the Lords; and is to desire the Lords Concurrence for
Major General Skippon's inlisting Forces, and commissionating Officers, in the Out Parts, within the late Lines
Treaty with the King, &c.
Sir John Potts reports from the free Conference Yesterday, that the Lords said, That they understood how
necessary it was to expedite the Business of the Treaty:
They had, upon Consideration thereof, not only receded
from their Resolutions; but do agree with this House in
all the Votes passed this House; and in the Instructions
to Colonel Hamond: That the Lords did think sit, that
Sir Peter Killigrew should be dispatched away with the
Votes to the King, and the Instructions to the Governor.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the
Lords, That Sir Peter Killigrew be dispatched away with
the Votes and Instructions.
He further reported, That the Earl of Manchester
delivered from the Lords some Papers concerning the
King's Children, and the Earl of Northumberland.
Sir John Potts further reported the Draught of a Letter to be sent to his Majesty, with the Resolutions of
both Houses concerning a Treaty; and of another Letter,
to be sent to the Governor of the Isle of Wight, with the
Instructions: The which Letters were read; and, upon the
Question, assented unto, and ordered to be sent to the
Lords for their Concurrence; and to be signed by the
Speakers of both Houses.
Sir John Potts is appointed to carry them to the Lords.
Mr. Holland did likewise deliver in a Report, from the
Committee of the Revenue touching the King's Children,
and the Earl of Northumberland.
Application of Grant to the Scotts.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Forty thousand Pounds
Part of the hundred thousand Pounds, assigned to be paid
out of the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall unto the Scotts,
be paid by the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall to the
Committee of the Navy, to be employed for carrying on
the present Affairs of the Navy.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Seven thousand Pounds,
Part of the Hundred thousand Pounds, assigned upon the
Committee at Goldsmiths Hall for the Scotts, be employed
for Providing of the Publick Stores of Powder; and the
remaining Three thousand Pounds for Pay of the Forces
of Lancashire, that went out of the County under the
Command of Colonel Ralph Ashton.
Mr. Green is appointed to prepare and bring in an
Ordinance, according to these Votes.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee
at Goldsmiths Hall, to examine and inquire what Sums
of Money are appointed to be paid unto any Persons
that have been, or are, in War against the Parliament;
or have been, or are, aiding or assisting to this War
against the Parliament; and to certify their Names to the
House; and, in the mean time, to forbear the Payment
of any such Sums to any such Persons.
Ordered, That the Reports from the Committee at
Goldsmiths Hall, be made every Day, until Ten of
Clock: And that no other Business do intervene, except
it be on those Days, on which the Ordinances for settling
Ministers are appointed to be read.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Henry Vane, a Member of this
House, have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery
of his Health.
Letters to the King, &c.
Sir John Potts reports, That the Lords do agree to
the Letter to be sent to his Majesty; and to the Letter to
be sent to the Governor of the Isle of Wight.
Success against Duke Hamilton.
A Letter from Colonel Stone, the Governor of Stafford,
of 23 Augusti 1648, was this Day read, relating the
good Success of the Forces under his Command against
Duke Hamilton's Forces. And
It is Ordered, That Mr. Taylor the Messenger, that
brought the News of this good Success, have the Sum
of Twenty Pounds bestowed upon him, and paid unto
him, or his Assigns by the Treasurers at Goldsmiths
Hall: And that the Acquittance of the said * * * shall
be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Treasurers
at Goldsmiths Hall, for the Payment of the said Sum of
Twenty Pounds accordingly.
Ordered, That a Letter of Thanks be signed by Mr.
Speaker, and sent to Colonel Stone, the Governor of
Stafford: And that, by him, the Thanks of this House
be returned to the Officers and Soldiers under his
Mr. Swynfen is appointed to prepare this Letter.