Die Sabbati, 7 Octobris, 1648.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Mr. Allen have Leave to go into
the Country; and to be absent Fourteen Days.
Taking of Berwicke, and Carlisle.
A Letter from Lieutenant General Cromwell, from Berwicke, of the Second of October 1648, relating, That
Berwicke was delivered into his Hands, for the Use of
the Parliament of England; that he had put a Regiment
of Foot into the said Town, for securing the said Place;
and that it shall be attended also with a Regiment of
Horse: That he had received Order likewise for the Delivery of Carlisle, and had sent Colonel Bright to receive
it: That the English in Berwicke were rendered at Mercy,
and sent to Sir Arthur Hesilrige to Newcastle.
There was also inclosed a Letter from the Lord Loudoun, and the Committee of Estates, from Edinburgh,
of 20th Septembris 1648, directed to Lieutenant General Cromwell.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the
Proceedings of Lieutenant General Cromwell, mentioned
in his Letter of 2 Octobris 1648, from Edinburgh.
Reward to Messenger.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of One hundred Pounds
be bestowed upon Mr. William Allen, Servant to Lieutenant General Cromwell, that brought the Letters from
him out of Scotland, purporting the good News of the
Delivery of Berwicke, and concerning Carlisle: And that
the said Sum of One hundred Pounds do issue, and be
forthwith paid, unto the said Mr. William Allen, or his
Assignee, out of the first Monies that shall arise and be
made of the Sequestrations of the Estates, real and personal, of the new Delinquents in the County of Northumberland, engaged in the late Insurrections and Invasion:
And that the Committee of Sequestrations in the County
of Northumberland do take care, and give Order, for the
speedy Payment of the said Sum of One hundred Pounds
to the said Mr. William Allen, or his Assignee, accordingly: And that the Acquittance of the said Mr. William Allen, or his Assignee, shall be a sufficient Warrant
and Discharge to the said Committee of Sequestrations,
their Treasurers and Solicitors, for Payment of the said
Sum of One hundred Pounds, accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do take
care, That the Regiment of Foot, or other Forces of the
Army, put into Berwicke by Lieutenant General Cromwell, may be constantly paid, so long as it shall lie there.
Ordered, That Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Governor of Newcastle, do take care to furnish the Garison of Berwicke
with Powder, Ammunition, Guns, and other necessary
Provisions: And that the Committee of the Army do
return, and refurnish the Garison of Newcastle with the
Message to Lords.
Mr. Annesley carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence,
the Order for One thousand Pounds for Colonel Michael
Jones, Governor of Dublyn, out of Goldsmiths Hall:
The Order for Two thousand Pounds to Colonel Jo.
Jones, and One thousand Pounds to Colonel Lowthian,
out of the Sequestrations of the new Delinquents in
North Wales, engaged in the late Insurrections: And was
to put the Lords in mind of an Order formerly sent to
their Lordships, for Monies to Mr. Usbands the Printer.
Mr. Scawen reports a brief Accompt of the Nine Months
and Six Months Assessments, of Sixty thousand Pounds
per mensem for the Army; what is paid in to the Treasury; what is assigned by Warrants from the Committee
of Lords and Commons, for Payment of the Garisons
and Forces; and what remains unpaid, and in Arrear,
upon the several Counties and Places; dated the Seventh
of October 1648: By the Foot of which Accompt it appears, That the total Charge of the Nine and Six Months,
upon the several Counties and Places in England and
Wales, amounts to the Sum of 899,964£. 9s. 1d.
The Total of the Warrants assigned by the Committee
amounts to the Sum of 809,535£. 13s. 6d.
The Monies paid into the Treasury amounts to the
Sum of 116,671£. 10s. 10d.
The Total of the Arrears amouuns to the Sum of
273,247£. 18s. 3d.
Besides, there is due from the City of London, for
former Arrears, the Sum of 41,103£. 2s. 2d.
So that the Total of the whole Arrears amounts to the
Sum of 314,351£. 0s. 5d.
Memorandum, There is now due, by Estimate, to the
Army, since the 15th of January last, the Sum of 120,000£.:
The Committee has contracted a Debt of 50,000£.;
And there will be Deductions of Free Quarter, by Estimate, to the Value of 60,000£.: In all, 230,000£.: Besides divers Sums of Money taken up by Commanders
and Governors of Garisons from the Customers and Excisemen, and otherwise, in divers Places and Ports of this
Kingdom, which are charged, by Bills of Exchange, upon
the Committee: And there are some Forces in South
Wales not disbanded, for want of Money.
Ordered, That the Committee at Derby House do
make Report of the Business referred unto them, concerning Supernumeraries, on Wednesday Morning next, the
first Business: And the Care hereof is more particularly
referred to Mr. Swynfen and Mr. Knightley.
Ordered, That the particular Members mentioned in
the last Order, do take care, that particular Letters be
written, and signed by the Members of the several Counties in Town, to the Committees in the several Counties,
to quicken them for bringing in the Arrears to the Army:
And that they give an Account of the Return of their
Proceedings to the Committee of the Army, on Wednesday next come fortnight.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Annesley brings Answer, that the Lords do agree
to all Orders carried by him.
Arrears of Assessments.
Ordered, That the Committee of Sequestrations, London, be, and are hereby, injoined forthwith to proceed
according to the Ordinance of 30 Maii 1648: and to
levy the Monies in Arrears by Thomas Read, of Lad-lane,
London, Salter; John Winterburne of Alphage Parish;
Gilbert Harrison, Chamberlain of London; Sir Hugh
Wyndham, of Aldermanbury; John Archer, of Aldermary,
London; John Maio, in Budge-rowe, London; Henry
Bainebrigge, of Christopher's Parish; Richard Woodward
senior, of Broad-streete; Mr. Robert Newman, Draper,
in Paul's Church Yard; Jo. Collison, of Cornehill, Ironmonger; Sir Edmund Sawyer, of Ledenhall-streete; Joseph Pike, in Lyme-streete; Mr. Polsted in Bishopsgatestreete; George Frier, of Bishopsgate-streete; Daniel Rawlinson, in Fanchurch-streete; Thomas Holford, in Fanchurchstreete; John Steele, of Lumbard-streete; James Pickering,
of Bridge Ward; George Masterman, of the same; for
their Assessments to the Army upon their several and respective Estates, according to the Power and Directions
in the said Ordinance given.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for Pay of the Guards,
and the other Ordinances, Reports, and Considerations,
concerning the Soldiery, be taken into Debate on Monday Morning next, peremptorily, the first Business; nothing to intervene: And that Mr. Speaker do put the
House in mind hereof.
Collectors of Assessments.
Resolved, &c. That Robert Taylor, Collector of the Assessments in Walbrooke Ward; Benjamin Phineas, Collector of the Assessments in Candlewicke Ward; and Mr.
Musdale, Collector of the Assessments in Dowgate Ward;
be forthwith sent for in Custody by the Serjeant at Arms
attending on this House, for detaining the Monies of the
Kingdom in their Hands, collected by them.
Mr. Scawen reports a Paper containing a View of the
monthly Charge of the Army, according to the old Establishment, and according to the Additionals: The which
was read: And
It is Ordered, That this Business be taken into Consideration on Tuesday Morning next.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Boughton have Leave to go into
Mr. Scawen further reported some Reasons delivered
by the Auditors, of the Grounds of some great Obstructions in the stating and auditing the Accompts of the
It is Ordered, That this Business be taken into Consideration on Tuesday next, after the View of the Establishment of the Army, now reported.
Isle of Sylly.
A Letter from Colonel Anthony Buller and Captain
Augustine Nicoll, from Silly, of 30 Sept. 1648, to Mr.
Buller and Mr. Anthony Nicoll, Members of this House.
A Letter from Captain Hatsell, Lieutenant Parker, and
Ensign Wyett, from Bryares, one of the Isles of Sylly,
directed to Mr. Buller, and Mr. Nicoll, were this Day
A Letter, subscribed, John Noye, from Sylly, of 30
Septembris 1648, to the said Mr. Buller and Mr. Nicoll,
were all this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Derby House, to exchange Captain Henry Hatsell, and the
rest of the Gentlemen detained Prisoners in the Isle of
Ordered, That the Sum of One hundred Pounds be
paid unto Captain Henry Hatsell, or his Assignee, for his
present Supply and Relief, and towards his Expences in
his Service he was now employed by the Governor of
Plimouth to the Isle of Sylly: And that it be referred
to the Committee of the West, and the Committee of
Plimouth, Poole, and Lyme, to consider of, and give Order
for, the Payment of the said Sum of One hundred Pounds,
accordingly, either out of the Remainder of the Duty of
One per Centum for Plimouth, or any other Monies within
their Power and Dispose.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for the Northern reduced
Officers be read on Monday Morning next, after the Ordinance for the Guards that attend the Parliament.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do give
Order for the Payment of the Sum of Fifty Pounds to
Edward Odlinge Doctor in Physick, for the Service by
him performed to the Regiment under Colonel Backsteede,
whilst they were quartered at Whitehall.