Die Mercurii, 11 Octobris, 1648.
COLONEL Copley reports Amendments to the
Ordinance for Payment of the Horse Guards that
attend the Parliament: The which were twice read; and,
upon the Question, assented unto.
A Proviso was offered, That this Ordinance should not
extend to the Estate, real or personal, of any Delinquent,
being within the County of Essex: The which was twice
read; and, upon the Question, rejected.
And then the Ordinance, upon the Question, passed;
and is ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Colonel Copley is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Ordered, That, on Wednesday and Friday Mornings in
every Week, constantly, till Ten of Clock, Ordinances
for settling Ministers in particular Churches be read:
And that Mr. Speaker do, from time to time; put the
House in mind of this Order: And that the first, on
Friday Morning next, the Ordinance touching the Maintenance of Ministers in the Town of Northampton be read.
Ordered, That, on Saturday Morning next, Mr. Wilson's Petition be read.
Sir H: Holcroft.
Ordered That, on Monday Morning next, the Report
concerning Sir Henry Holcroft be made.
Clement Danes Rectory.
Ordered, That the Petition of the Inhabitants of Clement Danes, desiring the Vacating of the Rectory of Dr.
Dukeson, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of plundered Ministers; to do therein as to them
shall appear just and fitting.
Resolved, &c. That the whole Business concerning the
Army be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning
next, at Ten of Clock, peremptorily: And that Mr.
Speaker do put the House in Mind hereof: And that
Mr. Doddridge do then make his Report touching the
Equality of Rates.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Derby
House, to give Order, and take care, for the Dispersing
of those Forces of the County of Kent, that are disbanded
by that Committee.
Leave of Absence
Ordered, That Sir William Brereton, a Member of this
House, shall have . . . . to go into the Country.
Message to Lords.
Colonel Copley carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, Ordinance for Five thousand Pounds, &c. for the
Guards of Horse attending the Houses of Parliament:
Order for Payment of Fees to Officers and Under Clerks,
for Commissions and Dedimus Potestatem's to Justices of
Peace: Order for Two hundred Pounds to Sir Henry
Cholmley, to buy him Horses: Order for One hundred
Pounds to Mr. Allen, Servant to Lieutenant General
Ordered, That, on Saturday Morning next, the Committee at Derby House do make report of the Business
concerning the Supernumeraries, referred to the Consideration of that Committee.
Message to Lords.
Colonel Copley is ordered, at this Message, to put the
Lords in mind of the Order, formerly sent to their Lordships, for Five hundred Pounds for Usbands the Printer;
and of the Order for settling the Militia of the whole
Treaty with the King.
A Letter from the Committee employed upon the
Treaty, from Newport in the Isle of Wight, of 9 Octobris
1648, with Ten Papers inclosed, touching the King's
and the Committee's Proceedings in the Treaty, upon
the Propositions concerning the Church and the Militia;
and the King's Answer unto them: The which were all
The Question was propounded, That this Answer of
the King's to the Proposition presented by the Commissioners, concerning the Church, is not satisfactory:
And the Question being put, Whether this Question
shall be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That this Answer of the King's to the
Proposition presented by the Commissioners to the King,
concerning the Church, is not satisfactory.
Resolved, &c. That, after the Commissioners shall have
concluded upon the Proposition that this shall find them
in, that then they do press the King to a full Answer to
the Proposition presented by them to him concerning the
Church: And that they do proceed in the Treaty, upon
the rest of the Propositions, according to the former
Resolved, &c. That a Letter be prepared, and sent to
the Commissioners, to inclose and communicate these
Votes unto them; with Directions to them to acquaint
the King with them: And that in this Letter, Notice be
taken of the Committee's very good and faithful Service;
and the Thanks of this House returned unto them for
Mr. Swynfen is appointed to prepare and bring in this
Letter To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords Concurrence be desired
in these Votes, and in this Letter to the Commissioners in
the Isle of Wight.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at
Haberdashers Hall, to proceed upon the Discoveries made,
and to be made, unto that Committee, by Sir Arthur
Blundell: And that they do take Order, that the Monies
arising upon such Discoveries, from time to time, be paid
unto the said Sir Arthur Blundell, or his Assignee, until
the principal Sum of Nine hundred Forty Pounds Three
Shillings, together with the Interest due for the same, from
the First of June 1643, be paid unto the said Sir Arthur
Blundell, or his Assignee, according to an Ordinance of
the Lords and Commons, of the Two-and-twentieth of
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to these
Ships following, to be fitted to Sea, as the next Winter's
Guard; videlicct, The St. George, Unicorn, Leopard,
Bonaventure, Nonsuch, Assurance, Adventure, Elizabeth,
Dragon, Tiger, Phenix, Providence, Expedition, Mary
Rose, John, Fellowship, Greyhound, Warwick, Tenth
Whelp, Star, Cygnet, Hart, Weymouth.
An Ordinance for charging the Sum of Fifty thousand
Pounds, upon the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, in Course,
for carrying on the Affairs of the Navy, was this Day
read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be
sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
A Paper, intituled, The humble Answer and Petition
of the Governor, Deputy, Assistants, and Fellowship of
Merchants Adventurers to the Proposition for the Loan
of Twenty thousand Pounds, for carrying . . the Affairs
of the Navy, was read; And
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That
this Answer of the Merchant Adventurers is no way satisfactory.
Ordered, That the Governor, Deputy, Assistants, and
Fellowship of Merchants do call a Court: And that the
Committee of the Navy do appoint some of their Number to go to that Court, and acquaint them with the
Necessities of the Navy, and with the Consequences those
Necessities will draw upon Trade, if not timely supplied; and to press them to a further and full Answer
to that Proposition for the Loan of Twenty thousand
Fleet at Goree.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy do take
care, and give Order, for the sending of a Month's Victual to the Ships at the Goree, by the next Conveniency
Earl of Arundell's Composition.
Ordered, That the Earl of Arundell's Fine, upon his
Composition, be allowed to the carrying on the Affairs
of the Navy: And that it be referred to the Committee of
the Navy, to treat and confer with the Earl, upon his
Composition; and report it to the House.
Ordered, That Mr. Green do, To-morrow Morning
at Ten of Clock, proceed in his Reports concerning the
Navy: And that Mr. Speaker do then take the Chair,
and put the House in mind hereof.
Ordered, That Captain Matthew Draper's Petition be
read on Thursday Morning next.
Sir Henry Anderson's Petition was read.