Die Martis, 24 Octobris, 1648.
AN Ordinance, formerly sent from the Lords, for
making Reparations and Satisfaction to John Bastwicke, Doctor in Physick, for his Damages and Sufferings by Two illegal Sentences in the Courts of Star
Chamber, and High Commission, by raising the Sum of
Four thousand Pounds out of the Estates, real and personal, of the Duke of Lenox, Earl of Dorsett, Lord Cottington, and Sir Francis Windebancke, by equal Portions,
proportionably, was this Day read the First and Second
time; and, upon the Question committed unto Mr. Lane,
Sir John Maynard, Sir John Temple, Sir Gilbert Gerard,
Mr. Edward Ashe, Mr. Rigby, Colonel Harvey, Mr. Jennour, Colonel Leigh, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Thorpe, Colonel
Copley, Mr. Swynfen, Colonel Bosevile, Mr. Gell, Sir
Walter Erle, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Ashhurst, Mr. Walker,
Mr. Gurdon, Sir Symonds D'Ewes, Mr. Gott, Mr. *, Sir
Robert Harley, Mr. Bond, Sir John Evelyn of Surrey, Mr.
Annesley, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. James Ashe, Mr. Drake,
Sir Wm. Waller, Mr. Wroth, Sir John Heppisley, Sir John
Curson, Mr. Boys, Mr. Crouther, Mr. Chaloner: And are
to meet this Afternoon at Three of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber; and so de die in diem: And have Power
to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records: And
are to give notice to the Persons concerned.
Ordered, That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds be
paid unto Doctor Bastwicke, or his Assignee, out of
Goldsmiths Hall, in Course, with Interest for the same,
after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum per Annum,
payable every Six Months, until the said Principal Money
of Five hundred Pounds be paid: And the Treasurers
at Goldsmiths Hall are required to make Payment thereof
accordingly: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of
the said Doctor Bastwicke, testifying the Receipt thereof,
shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said
Committee, and to the said Treasurers of Goldsmiths Hall,
for Payment of the said Five hundred Pounds, when it
shall become due, and the growing Interest for the same,
from time to time.
Prynne's, &c. Claims.
Ordered, That the Reports and Business concerning
Mr. Wm. Prynne and Mr. Foxley, and their Petitions, be
read, and taken into Consideration, on This-day-sevennight, the first Business.
Ordered, That Mrs. Bennett's Petition be read on
Tuesday Morning next, after the Business concerning Mr.
Prynne and Mr. Foxley.
Grant to the Lord General.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for settling Lands, to the
Value of Four thousand Pounds per Annum, upon the
Lord General, and his Heirs, be reported on Monday
Morning next, the first Business.
Loan by the City.
Ordered, That Captain Falconbridge be hereby authorized and required to receive and to pay all the Remainder
of the Ten thousand Pounds assigned for the Expences of
the Treaty, unto Mr. Cressett: And the Gentlemen, to
whom the Care of bringing in the said Monies is referred, are desired to employ their Care and Endeavours
to bring in the said Monies, and to apply themselves
thereunto this Afternoon.
Treaty with the King.
Mr. Wheler is appointed to prepare a Letter to convey,
inclosed, to the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight, the
declaratory Vote touching the Lord's Days, and publick
Fast Days, not to be accounted within the Forty Days
limited for the Treaty.
A Letter from the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight,
from Newport, of 21 Octobris 1648, was this Day read;
with divers Papers, containing and giving an Account of
the Commissioners Proceeding, in the Treaty, upon the
Propositions concerning the Church, the Nomination of
Officers, the City of London, the Great Seal, and Court
of Wards; and the King's final Answer to the said Propositions.
Resolved, &c. That this whole Business be taken into
Consideration on Thursday Morning next, peremptorily,
at Nine of Clock; and no other Business to intervene:
And all the Members of the House are injoined to attend
the House at that time.
Sir H. Cholmely.
A Letter from the General, from St. Albans, of
23 Octobris, in Answer to a Letter of this House to him,
touching Sir Henry Cholmeley, and the Command in Chief
of the Forces at the Siege of Pontfract Castle, was this
Ordered, That a Letter be written to Sir Henry Cholmeley, to require him, and all others, to obey the Commands they shall receive from the General in this Business, touching the Siege, and reducing the Castles of
Pontfract and Scarborough.
Colonel White and Colonel Copley are appointed to
prepare this Letter.
Treaty with the King.
Mr. Wheler reports a Letter to be sent to the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight, for conveying the Vote,
declaring, That the Lord's Days, and publick Fast Days,
shall not be accounted any of the Forty Days limited in
the Treaty: The which was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent to the Lords
for their Concurrence: And that the said Vote may be
inclosed; and the Letter signed by the Speakers of both
Lord Lisle's Accompts.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Affairs of Ireland, in the Star Chamber, to state the Accompt of the Lord Lisle's Entertainments, as Lieutenant
of Ireland, and for his Commands in the Army, according
to the Establishment, from the Time that he was voted
Governor of Ireland by both Houses, to his coming out
of the Kingdom; and to report their Opinions to the
House, How the Monies that shall appear, upon the
stating the said Accompts, to be due unto the said Lord
Lisle, may be satisfied unto him.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committees of the
County of Warwicke, and City of Coventry, to disband
the Forces of the City and County of the City of Coventry, according to the Order Yesterday made for disbanding the Forces of Warwickshire: And that the Order,
Yesterday made, be inlarged to the Disbanding of the
Forces of the City and County of the City of Coventry,
Ordered, That on Saturday Morning next, the first
Business, Mr. Miles Corbett do report the Ordinance in
his Hands concerning Major General Skippon.
Abolishing Deans and Chapters.
Ordered, That on Friday Morning next, the ingrossed
Ordinance for abolishing of Deans, Deans and Chapters,
be read the First Business.
Mr. Wheeler carried to the Lords the Order concerning
Sir Humphry Mildmaye's Composition.
Transporting of Forces.
The humble Remonstrance of Colonel Anthony Weldon
was this Day read, touching the great Mischiefs arising
to the State by the Transportation of Forces into foreign
Resolved, &c. That this Remonstrance be referred to
the Committee for Prisoners where Colonel Moore has
the Chair; to consider and examine the Matter of Fact
laid down in the said Paper; and likewise to take into
Consideration the Desires of the said Colonel Anthony
Weldon, next after the Desires of Colonel Robert Montgomery, formerly recommended by divers noble and wellaffected Personages of the Kingdom of Scotland.
Resolved, &c. That all the new-raised supernumerary
Forces of the County of Kent, of Horse and Foot, be
forthwith disbanded by the Committee of the said County,
except Two Companies of Foot, to secure Sandwich; one
Company to lie at Rochester, and one Company to lie at
Dover Castle; which are to be kept up, till so many may
be spared from the Army, for the Security of those Places.
Grant to Weldon.
The House, taking notice of the very good and faithful Services performed to the Parliament and Kingdom,
by Sir Anthony Weldon, of the County of Kent, Knight,
to the great Advancement of the Affairs of the Parliament, and to his great Damage in his own Particular,
do Order. That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds be
paid unto the said Sir Anthony Weldon, or his Assignee,
by the Committee of the said County, out of the Sequestrations of the new Delinquents, in the late Insurrection
in that County: And that the Acquittance of the said Sir
Anthony Weldon, or his Assignee, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the Committee, and their Treasurers, for the
Payment of the said Five hundred Pounds, accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That all the Officers and Soldiers, both
Horse and Foot, within the County of Lancaster, be
forthwith disbanded: And that the Lord General be
desired to see the same put in Execution.
Payment of Forces.
Resolved, &c. That Three thousand One hundred Fiftyfive Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Ten-pence, payable, in
Course, to the Lord Francis Willoughby of Parham, out
of the Receipts of Goldsmiths Hall, by the Ordinance of
5 Martii 1646, be paid to Mr. Alexander Norris, of
Boulton, or his Assigns, for the Use of the Forces of Lancasheire, to be disbanded: And a Receipt, under the Hand
of the said Alexander Norris, shall be a sufficient Discharge
to the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, for Payment thereof.
An Ordinance to be brought in to that Purpose.
Ordered, That the Sum of Four thousand Pounds, out
of the first Monies arising out of the Sequestrations of
Cumberland, do go towards Payment of the Forces of
Lancasheire, that served in the said County, towards their
An Ordinance to be brought in to that Purpose.
Ordered, That the Forces in the County of Lancaster
be forthwith disbanded: And that each Troop and Company of the said Forces do choose Two or more of their
own Number to receive their Proportions of the said
Three thousand One hundred Fifty-five Pounds, and Four
thousand Pounds, which shall be provided and paid to
them with all Speed.
Ordered, That the Committee of Accompts in Lancasheire do audite the Accompts of the said Soldiers in Lancasheire, according to the Ordinance and Rules passed
both Houses, 27 Maii 1646, and certify the same to
the Committee of Accompts here: And that the Arrears
appearing, upon the Foot of the said Accompts, so stated,
be satisfied out of the Sequestrations of the said County
of Lancaster, in Course, next after the Engagements formerly charged on the said Sequestrations, for the former
Arrears of the Soldiers of the said County, shall be first
Mr. Wheler brings Answer; That, as to the Letter and
Vote, and to the Order for Sir Humphry Mildmay, by
him carried to the Lords, the Lords do agree.
Ordered, That the Knights and Burgesses that serve
for Lancashier do prepare and bring in an Ordinance, to
repeal the Ordinance of 29 Augusti 1645, for the County
of Lancaster; and present the same to the House for their
Consideration thereupon to be had.