Die Sabbati, 21 Octobris, 1648.
Defaulters Fines restored.
RESOLVED, &c. That Mr. Jennour and Sir Robert
Binlosse shall have their respective Twenty Pounds,
deposited by them, restored unto them; their Excuses for
their Absence, at the last Call of the House, being
admitted by the House.
A Letter from Edinburgh, of * Octobris 1648, from
the Lord Loudoun, and Marquis of Argyll; a Letter
from Marquis Argyll alone, from Edinburgh, of 11 Octobris 1648: a Letter from Lieutenant General Cromwell,
from Dalhousee near Edinburgh, of 8 Octobris 1648;
directed all to Mr. Speaker; were this Day read; recommending unto the House Colonel Robert Montgomery, Son to the Earl of Eglington, to have the Liberty
to transport Two thousand of the Scotts Prisoners, being
common Soldiers, into foreign Services, upon good Security, that this shall be no Prejudice to the Kingdom of
Ordered, That the Committee for Prisoners where
Colonel Moore has the Chair, do give Order, That Colonel
Robert Montgomery, recommended by the Letters of the
Marquis of Argyll, the Lord Loudoun, Lord Chancellor of
Scotland, and Lieutenant General Cromwell, may have
Two thousand of the Scotts Prisoners, being common
Soldiers, and Liberty to transport them out of the
Kingdom into foreign Parts and Services; he giving
good Security, presently to ease and discharge the Counties, and other Places, of the Burden of them; and that
these Men shall not occasion or be any Prejudice to the
Kingdom of England.
Message to Lords.
Colonel Harvey, besides the Particulars of his Message
Yesterday appointed, carried to the Lords an Order for
Payment of One hundred Pounds to Captain Wolfe, and
Twenty Pounds to Mr. Noble, out of Sir Charles Keymish
his Fine, in Course.
According to former Order, the House resumed the
Consideration of the Reports made from the Committee
of the Army, in order to the taking off of Free Quarter.
And the Instructions given the last Year, for bringing
in the Arrears of the Assessments; and the Ordinance
then passed, concerning Free Quarter; were read.
Resolved, &c. That Members be employed to use their
best Endeavours, to bring in the Arrears of the Assessments for the Army; to the end Free Quarter may be
Resolved, &c. That Members of this House be sent
down to the General, to confer with him, and his Officers,
such as he shall appoint, How the Army, and all other
Forces, may be reduced to the Establishment; and how
those Forces that are to be reduced may have Satisfaction.
Resolved, &c. That this Committee shall have Power
to confer with the General, and such Officers as he shall
appoint, How the Army may have Satisfaction for the
Pay due unto them since the Fifteenth of January 1647;
and that Consideration may likewise be had of the Free
Quarter taken upon the Country, since the said Fifteenth
of January, that Satisfaction may be given them.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee have likewise
Power to confer with the General, and such Officers as
he shall appoint, How the Army may, with the most
Conveniency, be quartered, according to former Instructions and Directions.
Mr. Scawen, Sir Wm. Litton, Mr. Priestly, Captain
Wingate, Sir Tho. Dacres, Sir Richard Onslowe, Colonel
Birch, Mr. Lemman;
This Committee, or any Three of them, are appointed
to go to the General, upon the Votes aforesaid.
Message to Lords.
Ordered, That Mr. Annesley do carry to the Lords, for
their Concurrence, the Vote declaring, That the House
will proceed, as to the Taking away of Life, not to the
Number of above Seven Persons.
Colonel Harvey brings Answer, That the Lords will
send Answer, by Messengers of their own, to the Vote
concerning the Contractors: To the other Orders, concerning Mr. Pecke, Colonel Birch, Captain Wolfe, the
Messengers from Appleby and Carlisle; and concerning
Colonel Mitton; they do agree.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
the Army, to bring in the Names of Ten Delinquents,
not yet engaged, whose Estates or Compositions may be
converted to the Use of the Army.
Offices held by Members.
Resolved, &c. That on This-day-sevennight, after the
Reports and Business concerning Sir John Danvers, and
Colonel Gold, the first Business, the House do take into
Consideration the Business concerning Offices held and
enjoyed by Members, contrary to the Self-denying Ordinance.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Annesley brings Answer, That the Lords will send
Answer, by Messengers of their own, to the Vote carried
Thanks to Army Committee.
Ordered, That the Members of the Committee of the
Army, that were employed into several Counties upon
the Service of the House, have the Thanks of this House
given unto them, for their good Services.
Mr. Scawen then present had accordingly the Thanks
of this House given him by Mr. Speaker.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do give
their Warrant to the Treasurers at Wars, to satisfy and
pay unto the Members of the Committee of the Army
employed by this House into several Counties, upon the
publick Service, the Expences and Charges they were at
in the Discharge of that Employment.
Ordered, That the Committee of Sequestrations in
London be summoned to give an Account to this House,
on Monday Morning next, What they have done upon
the Order of this House of 7 Octobris 1648, injoining
them to levy the Arrears due by several Persons for the
Assessments of the Army, mentioned in the said Order,
upon their Estates.
Ordered, That Mr. Swynfen do make his Report on
Monday Morning next.
Ordered, That Mr. Knightley do make his Report
concerning the Dutch Officers, and other Reports in his
Hands, on Thursday next.
Report, &c. deferred.
Ordered, That Mr. Scawen do make his Report on
Friday Morning next, touching the Auditors: And,
that Day, the Accompts touching the Soldiery in Abingdon
are to be taken into Consideration.
A Letter from the Committee of the County of Lincoln; and the Information of George Wanbee and Thomas
Ostler; with a Paper under the Hand of Colonel Edward
King; were this Day read.
Ordered, That Colonel King be summoned to attend
Ordered, That the said Letter, Informations, and Paper,
be referred to the Committee of the Army, to examine
the State of the Business touching Colonel King: And the
said Committee have Power to send for Parties, Papers,
Witnesses, Records: And are to report the same to the
Ordered, That a Letter be signed by Mr. Speaker, and
sent down to the Committees of the several Counties, for
levying the Assessments for the Army according to the
Ordered, That the Sum of Money for the monthly
Assessment for the Army, formerly assessed upon the
City and County of the City of Lincolne, be joined to
the Sum set upon the County of Lincolne: And that it
be referred to the Committee of the said County, to see
that there be no more set upon the City than their due
Proportion: And the Committee of the Army is to bring
in an Ordinance to that Purpose.
Upon a Report from the Committee at Derby House;
It is Ordered, That Captain Henry Stone, Governor of
Stafford, have Power, and be and is hereby authorized,
to grant Passes unto Lieutenant Colonel Fouell, Lieutenant Colonel Dalmahoy, Lieutenant Colonel Cowper,
Major Ramsey, Major Ogilon, Captain Durham, and
Captain Bosuell, to go beyond the Seas; upon their
Engagement, never more to bear Arms against the Kingdom of England: And that the said Governor do grant
them Passes accordingly.