DIE Martis, 21 die Martii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Ash.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Ds. La Warr.
Ordinance concerning Westm. Coll.
An Ordinance was read, for granting the like Power
to the Committee of the College of Westm. as is granted
to the Committee for the Revenue; and, being agreed
to, it is ordered to be sent to the House of Commons,
for their Concurrence.
Answer from the H. C.
Doctor Bennett and Doctor Aylett return with this
Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree to the Pass for Twenty Horses for
the French King.
2. To the Commanders of the Summer's Fleet, except to the Commanders of The Phœnix, Antelope, and Recovery.
|3. To Doctor Hill's Ordinance.|
|4. To the Lord Broghill's Ordinance for to be Master of the Ordnance of Ireland.|
|5. To the Alterations in the Ordinance concerning Arms for the Counties of Northumb. &c.
To the rest, they will send an Answer by Messengers
of their own.
Letter from the Commissioners in Scotland.
A Letter, with Papers inclosed, from the Commissioners in Scotland, were read. (Here enter them.)
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances and Orders;— with an Agreement for Maj. Westmerland to go to Ireland;— with Committees Names for Bucks;— with Commanders Names for Ships;—and with Letters concerning Pembrooke Castle.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Walter Earle Knight; who brought up divers
Particulars, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence:
1. An Order for discharging of the Lord Wharton
from Two Thousand Pounds formerly lent him.
(Here enter it.)
2. An Order for the Lord Grey, for Five Thousand
One Hundred Twenty Pounds, as Major General, and
in Satisfaction of all Demands. (Here enter it.)
3. An Order for Delivery of the Seals of the County
Palatine of Lancaster, and of the Dutchy of Lancaster,
to Sir Gilb't Gerrard. (Here enter it.)
4. An Ordinance for the Scotts Officers to have
Thirteen Thousand Seven Hundred Seventy-four
Pounds, Seven Shillings, and Two Pence.
Agreed to, with an Alteration.
5. Articles of Agreement between the Committee
for Ireland at Derby House and Major Mathias Wesm'land. (Here enter it.)
6. Order for George Downinge to have the Office
of the Port of Londonderry. (Here enter it.)
7. Names to be added to the Committees of the
County of Berks. (Here enter it.)
8. Ordinance for Mr. Lilse to be Master of St. Crosses.
(Here enter it.)
9. That Captain Edw. Hall may be put into The
Antilope, in the Place of Captain Ben. Crandly; and
that Captain Owen Cox may be put into The Phœnix,
and Captain John Bowen to be put into The Recovery.
Ordered, That this House adheres to the Commanders of these Ships, as they were sent down
to the House of Commons.
10. To communicate some Letters concerning Pembrooke Castle, and desire they may be referred to the
Committee at Derby House; and that the Committee
may meet this Afternoon.
Agreed, to have them referred as is desired.
The Answer returned was:
That as to the Commanders in the Summer's Fleet,
and the Ordinance concerning the Scotts Officers, they
(fn. *) will send an Answer by Messengers of their own: To
the rest, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Captain Gardiner's Orders.
The Order for Payment of Seven Hundred Fifteen
Pounds to Captain Sam. Gardiner, was read, and Agreed
(fn. †) to. (Here enter it.)
The Ordinance for Payment of One Thousand Four
Hundred and Forty Pounds, Seven Shillings, and Seven
Pence, to Captain Sam. Gardiner, was read, and Agreed
to. (Here enter it.)
The Ordinance for Interest of One Thousand Four
Hundred and Forty Pounds, Seven Shillings, and Seven
Pence, to be paid to Captain Sam. Gardiner, was read,
and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Paper from the French Ambassador, for De Giury, One of the Fr. King's Equerries, to be released.
A Paper from the French Ambassador was presented
to the House; complaining, "That De Giury, One of
the 'Querries to the French King, being sent over
into England to buy Horses for his Master, is arrested for Matters and Crimes committed by him in
the late War; and (fn. ‡) desires he may be released, being
Servant to the French King."
Upon this, the House was certainly informed, "That
the said De Giury did break his Parole, being a Prisoner of War; and that there was Proof that he
killed the Lord St. Johns, in cold Blood."
Ordered, That this Paper be sent to the House of
Commons, with this Sense,
"That the French (fn. *) Ambassador shall be desired to
send away Mr. De Giury into France, as a Person
against whom they have great Cause of Exceptions;
and desire that, for the future, the King his Master
would no more employ him into these Parts; where
they do not for this Time proceed against him, out
of a Respect they bear to the French King, and the
Representation of His Ambassador."
De Giury to leave the Kingdom immediately.
Ordered, That Monsieur De Giury be commanded
forthwith to depart this Kingdom; and if he return
again, it shall be at his utmost Peril.
Sir J. Brooke's Claim to the Barony of Cobham.
Ordered, Sir John Brooke's Business shall be heard
on Friday next, touching his Title to be Lord Brooke;
and the Heralds then are to attend.
Report from the Committee at Derby House, concerning the E. of Ormond.
A Report was read, from Derby House, concerning
the Earl of Ordmond, "That he had not engaged his
Honour, according to the Articles and Agreement,
because there was no Oaths tendered to him."
(Here enter it.)
Message from the H. C. with an Impeachment against Sir John Gayer, Bunce, Adams, and Langham, Aldermen of London;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Chaloner, &c.; who said,
"That the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses of the
House of Commons had sent him up, with Articles
of Impeachment against Sir John Gayer Knight and
Alderman of London, which was in Maintenance of
their former Charge, whereby he stands charged by
them of High Treason, and other High Crimes and
Misdemeanors: That the Knights, Citizens, and
Burgesses of the House of Commons had also sent
him up with Articles of Impeachment against James
Bunce, Thomas Adams, and John Langham, Aldermen of London, containing Matter of High Treason,
and other High Crimes and Misdemeanors; by virtue
of which Articles of Impeachment, the said James
Bunce, Thomas Adams, and John Langham, stood
thereby charged and impeached: And he did now,
in the Name of the House of Commons; and of all
the Commons of England, impeach the said James
Bunch, Thomas Adams, and John Langham, of High
Treason, for levying of War against the King, Parliament, and Kingdom, and of other High Crimes
and Misdemeanors. He desired their Lordships would
put the aforesaid impeached Aldermen to their Answers; and that such Proceedings might be thereupon
had, as to Justice and the Course of Parliament doth
appertain: That the House of Commons are ready
with their Evidence. And said, That the Four impeached Aldermen are, by virtue of an Order from
the House of Commons, now Prisoners in The Tower
and for a Conference about Religion; and Col. Whalley's Ordinance.
2. He desired their Lordships would please to give
a Conference, so soon as it may stand with their Lordships Conveniency, (fn. *) concerning Matter of Religion, and
Colonel Whaley's Ordinance.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House appoints a Conference To-morrow,
at Eleven of the Clock, as is desired: To all the rest
of the Message, their Lordships will take them into
Consideration, and return an Answer by Messengers of
Mordant to be attached.
Ordered, That the Gentleman Usher shall attach
Mr. Mordant, and forthwith bring him before the
Lords in Parliament, to answer his Contempt, in not
keeping the Peace with the Lord Savage.
Message to the H. C. about the following Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page, with these Particulars
1. To recommend to them the Petition of the Lady
2. To put them in Mind of Lieutenant Colonel Andrewes's Business.
3. To deliver to them the Ordinance concerning the
Scottch Officers, with the Alterations; and desire their
4. To desire Concurrence in the Ordinance concerning Westm. Colledge.
5. To deliver to them the French Ambassador's Papers, with the Sense of this House thereupon; and
desire their Concurrence therein.
6. To put them in Mind of Mr. Devereux's Ordinance.
E. of Ormond's Money to be paid him.
Ordered, That this Sense be sent down to the
House of Commons, with the Report concerning the Earl
of Ormond, "That (fn. †) this House fees no Reason why
the Money should be stopt; but that it be paid by
the Treasurers of Goldsmith Hall, according to
former Order; and therefore think it fit that Directions be given for the Payment of it."
Swan to be Instituted to Wells cum Ickham.
Ordered, That Doctor Heath give Institution and
Induction unto Jo. Swan Clerk, Master of Arts, to the
Rectory of Wells cum Ickham, in Com. Kent, void by
the Death of Will'm Kingsley, last Incumbent, salvo
Jure cujuscunque: Great Seal.
Order for discharging L. Wharton from 2000l. formerly lent him.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That the Lord Wharton and his Assigns be, and hereby are, fully acquitted and discharged of and from the Sum of Two Thousand
Pounds, lent and furnished unto him for Supply of
his present Necessities, upon an Order of both
Houses, of 17th of July, 1645, by the Committee
of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies sitting at Habberdash'rs Hall, and of and from all Demands whatsoever for or in respect of the said Two
Thousand Pounds so lent and furnished as aforesaid:
And the said Committee, and all others whom it doth
or may concern, are hereby required to take Notice
hereof, and to acquit and discharge the said Lord
Wharton and his Assigns accordingly; the said Order,
or any Thing to the contrary hereof, in any Wise
Order for 5120l. for Lord Grey, as Major General, and in Satisfaction of all Demands.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That the Sum of Five Thousand One
Hundred and Twenty Pounds, due unto the Lord
Grey as Major General, and in Satisfaction of all Demands and Dues demandable by the said Lord Grey,
be paid unto him the said Lord Grey, or his Assigns,
out of the Sequestration of the Earl of Chesterfeild's
Estate; and the several and respective Committees or
Commissioners, Sequestrators, Solicitors, and Treasurers, in the several Counties where the said Estate
or any Part thereof lies, are hereby authorized and
required to take Notice of this Order; and to pay
unto the said Lord Grey, or his Assignees, the Rents
and Profits arising from the said sequestered Estate,
from Time to Time, as they shall grow due, until
the said Sum of Five Thousand One Hundred and
Twenty Pounds be fully paid and satisfied: And the
Acquittance of the said Lord Grey, or his Assignees,
shall be from Time to Time a sufficient Warrant
and Discharge to the said Committee or Commissioners, Sequestrators, Solicitors, and Treasurers, as
likewise to the Tenants, for so much as shall be
paid and received by the said Lord Grey, or his Assigns, by virtue of this Order."
Order for Delivery of the Seals of the County Palatine of Lancaster, &c. to Sir Gil. Gerrard.
"Whereas, by an Ordinance of both Houses of
Parliament, bearing Date the 17th of this Instant
March, Sir Gilbert Gerrard Baronet is made, appointed, and constituted, Chancellor of the Dutchy
of Lancaster, and Chancellor of the County Palatine of Lancaster, and the Clerk of the said
Dutchy is thereby ordered to prepare a Patent,
in the usual Form, to pass the Seals of the said
Dutchy and County Palatine, accordingly: The Lords
and Commons assembled in Parliament do therefore
order and ordain, and be it hereby Ordered and
Ordained, That William Lord Grey of Werke and
William Lenthall Esquire (who have executed the
said Places of Chancellor by virtue of an Ordinance
of Parliament, bearing Date the 10th of February
1644) do forthwith send to Christopher Banister Esquire, Vice Chancellor of the County Palatine of
Lancaster, for the Seal of the said County Palatine
remaining with him, and the same receive into their
Hands; and that they do, upon Receipt thereof,
deliver the same, as also the Seal of the Dutchy of
Lancaster (now in their Keeping), unto Edward Earl
of Manchester Speaker of the House of Peers pro
Tempore, and William Lenthall Esquire Speaker of
the House of Commons, who are thereupon to affix the said several Seals to the said Grant, and to
administer to the said Sir Gilbert Gerard the Oath
usually administered to the Chancellor of the said
Dutchy and County Palatine; and, after the said
Oath administered, to deliver both the said Seals to
the said Sir Gilbert Gerrard, to be by him kept, as
Chancellor of the said Dutchy and County Palatine:
And for the Delivery of the said Seals accordingly,
this Ordinance shall be a sufficient Warrant to all and
every the Persons before named respectively."
"Articles of Agreement between the Committee of
Lords and Commons for the Affairs of Ireland at Derby House, and Major Mathias
Westmerland, for the carrying of Six Hundred
Men into Ireland, for the Regiment of Colonel Conway.
Articles of Agreement between the Committee for Ireland at Derby House and Major Westmerland, for carrying 600 Men to Ireland, for Col. Conway's Regiment.
"1. The said Major Westmerland doth agree and
undertake with the said Committee, that he will
raise and transport Six Hundred Private Soldiers into Ireland, for the Regiment of Colonel Conway.
"2. That the said Six Hundred Men shall be at
Leverpoole, or Chester, ready to be transported, by
the Thirtieth of March present.
"3. That they shall not after that Time omit any
Opportunity of Wind and Weather for their Transportation.
"4. That, for the greater Ease of those Parts at the
Water-side, they shall from Time to Time embark
and take Passage, as there shall be Fifty Private Soldiers or more come thither.
"5. That they the said Private Soldiers, nor any
of their Officers, shall not take any Free Quarter,
either in their March or in their Quarters, by the
Way, or at the Water-side.
"6. That, after they are come to the Water-side,
he will allow and pay Six Pence per Diem for every
Private Soldier for their Quarter, for the Ease and
Content of the Country.
"7. That, for Performance hereof, he will give
"1. That he the said Mathias Westmerland may
be Major of the said Regiment.
"2. That he may have the Election of Three
Captains (whereof Captain Landon to be
One), Three Lieutenants, Three Ensigns,
Twelve Serjeants, Twelve Drums, Fifteen
Corporals, and Two Gentlemen at Arms; all
to be approved by the Committee.
"3. That himself and the rest of the Commission Officers may receive Commissions from
"4. That, for himself and the rest of the Officers abovementioned, he may have an Assignment for a Month's Pay, according to
the Establishment for Ireland, out of the
Twenty Thousands Pounds upon the Excise,
"5. That, for Five Hundred Private Soldiers, he
may have a Month's Pay, and Five Shillings for each Man for their Transportation,
for which he is to have the like Assignment
upon the Excise as aforesaid.
6. That, for One Hundred Private Soldiers, he
may have Fifteen Shillings for each Soldier
ready Money, for the whole Charge of
Raising and Transportation.
"7. That, for the Ease and Satisfaction of the
Country, he may have Allowance of Six
Pence per Diem for every Soldier that shall
come to the Water-side as abovesaid after
the 30th Day of March, and after that the
Number of Fifty shall be come thither, for
all the Time they are in Expectation of Wind
and Weather, or of Shipping; to be likewise assigned out of the Twenty Thousand
Pounds upon the Excise, in Course; and the
said Assignment to be made when the Numbers of Men, and the Time of their Continuance there, shall be certified by Mr. Charles
Walley, or any other whom this Committee
shall appoint for that Service.
"8. That, for all the said Money which is to be assigned upon the Excise, he may have the Addition of Ten per Cent and Interest at Eight per
Cent. per Annum, until it shall be paid in Course.
"9. That the Committee will take Order for
Shipping to be ready, either in Chester or
Leverpoole Waters, for their Transportation;
he paying the usual Rates for Transportation.
"10. That the Soldiers may be armed at the
State's Charge; either to be sent from hence
with them, or else to be provided for them
when they shall come to the Regiment."
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the
Monies now appointed to be issued out of the Twenty
Thousand Pounds (formerly charged upon the Excise,
in Course, for Supply of the Forces in Lemster), for
the Advance of the Forces now agreed by Major
Mathias Westmerland to be transported into Ireland,
be re-paid unto the said Province of Lemster, out of
the First Monies that shall come in for Ireland."
Order for Downing to be Comptroller of the Customs of Londonderry.
"Ordered, Whereas Maurice Jones, late Comptroller of the Customs in the Port of London Derrey, in
Ireland, and Members thereof, is lately dead, and
the said Office is now void:
"It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in
Parliament assembled, That George Downing Gentleman be appointed and constituted Comptroller of
the Customs of London Derrey aforesaid, and Members
thereof, in the Place of the said Maurice Jones; to
have and to hold the said Office of Comptroller of the
Customs of London Derry, and the Ports adjacent,
during the Natural Life of the said George Downing,
with all Fees, Profits, Commodities, and Emoluments,
to the said Office of Right belonging, in as large,
beneficial, and ample Manner and Form, to all Intents and Purposes, as the said Maurice Jones had,
held, or enjoyed, the same."
Ordinance for Mr. Lisle to be Master of St. Crosse's Hospital.
"Whereas the Place of Master of St. Crosse's Hospitall, near Winchester, in the County of Southampton, is granted, by Ordinance of Parliament, unto
John Lisle Esquire: It is Ordered, That Oliver St.
John Esquire, His Majesty's Solicitor General, do
prepare a Bill, in usual Form, containing a Grant
of the said Place unto the said John Lisle, to hold
the same to the said John Lisle (quamdiu se bene gesserit) in as ample and beneficial Manner, to all Intents
and Purposes, as Sir Peter Younge, or any other Master,
of the said House or Hospital, formerly of Right
held and enjoyed the same; and the Commissioners
of the Great Seal of England for the Time being
are hereby authorized and required to pass the said
Grant, so prepared, under the Great Seal, accordingly."
Committee for Berks.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Mayor of Reading for the
Time being, Colonel Robert Hammond, Mr. Samuell
Dunch, Mr. Rich. Knollys, Mr. Thomas Fettiplace, and
Mr. Tymothy Avery, be added to the Committees for
the County of Berks."
Order for 715l. to Capt. Gardiner.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Sum of Seven Hundred
and Fifteen Pounds, due to Captain Samuell Gardiner for his Arrears upon his Entertainment, be
paid to the said Captain Samuell Gardner, his Executors or Assigns, and be charged upon Gouldsmiths
Hall, in Course; and that the Committee of Gouldsmiths Hall do pay the said Sum of Seven Hundred
and Fifteen Pounds to the said Samuell Gardiner, his
Executors or Assigns, accordingly: And the Acquittance of the said Samuell Gardiner, or his Assigns,
testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient
Discarge to the said Committee, for Payment thereof accordingly."
Order for Interest on 1440l. 7s. 7d. ordered to be paid to him.
"Whereas the Sum of Fourteen Hundred and
Forty Pounds, Seven Shillings, Seven Pence, is ordered to be paid to Captain Samuell Gardner, his
Executors or Assigns, and charged upon the Excise
in Course: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Interest for the
said Sum of Fourteen Hundred and Forty Pounds,
Seven Shillings, Seven Pence, after the Rate of
Eight Pounds per Centum per Annum, be paid to the
said Samuell Gardiner, his Executors or Assigns,
every Six Months, until the said Sum of Fourteen
Hundred and Forty Pounds, Seven Shillings, Seven
Pence, be paid and satisfied unto the said Samuell
Gardiner, and be charged upon the Sequestrations
of the County of Worcester; and the Commissioners
or Committee for Sequestrations for the said County
are ordered to pay the said Interest accordingly: And
the Acquittance of the said Samuell Gardiner, or
his Assigns, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be a
sufficient Discharge to the said Commissioners or
Committee of Sequestrations, or such other Person or
Persons as shall pay the same."
Order for Payment of the Principal to him.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Sum of Fourteen Hundred and Forty Pounds, Seven Shillings, Seven
Pence, disbursed by Captain Samuell Gardiner out
of his own Purse, and due long since upon the Public Faith, be paid to the said Samuell Gardiner, his
Executors or Assigns; and that the said Sum of
Fourteen Hundred and Forty Pounds, Seven Shillings, Seven Pence, be charged upon the Excise, in
Course; and the Commissioners or Committee of
Excise are hereby ordered to pay the same to the
said Samuell Gardiner, his Executors or Assigns, accordingly: And the Acquittance of the said Samuell
Gardiner, his Executors or Assigns, testifying the
Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Discharge to
the said Commissioners or Committee of Excise, or
such other Person or Persons as shall pay the same."
Letter from the Commissioners in Scotland, about an Intention to surprize Berwick.
"For the Right Honourable Edward Earl of
Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers
pro Tempore. These.
"May it please your Lordship,
"We received several Informations of some Designs on-foot for the Surprizing of Barwicke, which
occasioned us (as we conceived was best for your
Service) to write a Letter to them. This Day we received a Letter from the Mayor and Aldermen about
the same Business; a Copy whereof, with a Letter
from the Commoners here and ourselves, we sent to
the Parliament of Scotland; from whom we have yet
received no Answer. The Copies of the Particulars
we have inclosed sent your Lordship. All which
we submit to your Judgement; and shall ever remain,
Edinburgh, 14 Martii, 1647.
"Most faithful and humble Servants,
Letters between them, and the Mayor, &c. of Berwick, about it.
"We have received certain Information of the late
Meetings together of many great Delinquents in the
North of England, who (we have good Reason to
believe) are projecting Mischief, and none more probable at this Time than some Enterprizes to interrupt
the Union and brotherly Agreement which (we hope)
will ever be betwixt these Kingdoms of England and
Scotland: Therefore, lest they should have some
Design (in order thereunto) to surprize your Town
of Berwicke, that by the Treaty betwixt the Kingdoms (which we know the Parliament of England is
fully resolved to keep inviolable on their Parts) is
to continue dismantled, and no Forces or Garrison to
be put into it; we do earnestly entreat you, to give
a strict Charge to the Watch of your Town, not to
permit any Soldiers, nor any that have been in Arms
against the Parliament in this War, to come into
your Town of Berwicke for a short Time, until
Things (by the Blessing of God) be better settled;
and that you would have especial Care of it at the
Time of this Horse Race near you; and that for a
while you would prevent the like Meetings. All
which, knowing your Affection to the Public, we
shall not need to press further; only subscribe
Edinburgh, 12 Martii, 1647.
"Your very loving Friends,
"C. Nottingham. Stanford.
Rob't Goodwin. Brian Stapilton.
Wm. Ashurst. John Birch.
"To the Worshipful the Mayor of the
Town of Barwicke, Sir William Selby,
and Mr. Sleigh One of the Aldermen
of Berwicke. These."
"Since your Lordships Departure hence, we are
credibly informed, that some Forces intend to surprize this Place To-morrow; and the rather it increased our Fears, for that we had certain Intelligence
from Newcastle, that some Cavaliers should report,
that they would make their Swords play at Berwicke;
and perceiving divers come in this Day, making
their Pretence to see the Horse Course intended in
our Bounds To-morrow, we made Proclamation for
Discharge of that Course; and accordingly do resolve to stand upon it, and have appointed Watchmen for that Purpose. Truly, the Reports are such,
both from England and Scotland, as giveth just Occasion of our Jealousies, as we can make appear (if
Occasion require) by sufficient Testimony; and therefore thought sit to send this Bearer of Purpose to
acquaint your Honours herewith; humbly craving
your good Advice in this our so great Concern, which,
God assisting, we shall endeavour to observe. Referring the same to your good Considerations, we
take Leave, and rest
Berwick, 13 Martii, 1647.
"Most humble Servants,
Rob't Scott. Benjamine Clerke, Mayor.
Tho. Faxton. John Sleigh.
"To the Right Honourable the Commissioners of the Parliament of England now in Scotland. These humbly
"We have received your Letter, whereby we perceive your great Care to preserve your Town of
Berwick from the Surprizes of the Enemies, to the
Peace and Union of both Kingdoms; for which we
return you Thanks, and entreat the Continuance
of your Care; not doubting but you will be careful
to keep within the Bounds of the Treaties betwixt
both Kingdoms, Copies whereof we have here inclosed sent you; which is recommended to you
Edinburgh, 14 Martii, 1647.
Your very loving Friends,
C. Nottingham. Stanford.
"To the Right Worshipful the Mayor of
the Town of Berwicke, Sir Wm.
Selby, and Mr Sleigh One of the Aldermen of Barwicke, These."
Letter from the Commissioners in Scotland, to the Lord Chancellor there, about it.
"This last Night we did receive a Letter from the
Town of Berwicke (whereof the inclosed is a Copy),
with a further Assurance from the Messenger, that
they had good Information from several Parts, of a
real Design in the Malignants to surprize the Town
at this intended Horse Race; and that the Mayor
and other the Magistrates of the Town (besides the
Forbidding of the Horse Race) only appointed a
Watch of Townsmen, for the preventing of such a
Mischief. We thought it our Parts speedily to acquaint your Lordships with the Truth of this Business, to prevent all Misreports and Mistakes that
might happen upon it; and entreat your Lordship to
communicate the same to the Honourable the Parliament of Scotland; with this further, That, however the Delinquents are very industrious to interrupt the happy Union betwixt these Kingdoms, as
that it stands most with their Interest, yet we doubt
not but it will have this Effect, to make them more
careful and diligent to continue and preserve (fn. *) it. And
as both Houses of the Parliament of England are
resolved to keep the Treaty concerning this Town
and all other Treaties betwixt both Kingdoms inviolable; so we have given such Directions to the
Town of Berwicke, upon this Occasion, as may manifest the like Resolutions in,
Edinb'r. 14 Martii, 1647.
"Your Lordship's humble Servants,
"C. Nottingham. Stanford,
"To the Right Honourable the Earl of Loudonn, Lord High Chancellor of Scotland,
and President of the Parliament. These."
Order for 3115l. for Arms, for Newcastle, Northumberland, Cumberland, &c.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Sum of Three Thousand
One Hundred Fifteen Pounds, remaining in the Hands
of Sir Thomas Widdrington and Mr. George Payler, appointed by former Order to be disposed of for providing Arms and Ammunition for the several Counties of Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmerland,
Bishopric of Durham, and the Town and County of
Newcastle upon Tyne, be forthwith paid, by the said
Sir Thomas Widdrington and Mr. George Payler, to the
Committee of the Army, or to such Person as they
shall appoint to receive the same; and the Acquittance of the Committee of the Army, or of such
Person as they shall appoint to receive the same, shall
be a sufficient Discharge to the said Sir Thomas Widdrington and Mr. George Payler, for Payment thereof: And it is further Ordered, That the said Committee of the Army do forthwith pay the Sum of
Six Hundred Twenty-three Pounds, being a Fifth Part
of the said Sum of Three Thousand One Hundred
Fifteen Pounds, which was formerly appointed to be
disposed of for providing of Arms and Ammunition
for the said Town and County of Newcastle, unto the
Mayor and Burgesses of the said Town of Newcastle,
towards the Repairing of the Walls of the said Town,
the said Town and County being otherwise provided
of Arms and Ammunition; and the Acquittance of
the said Mayor and Burgesses for the Receipt thereof
shall be a sufficient Discharge to such as shall pay the
said Sum; and the Committee of the Army is further required to pay to Sir Henry Vane the Elder,
and Mr. John Blackiston, or either of them, all such
Sum and Sums of Money as they have furnished and
stand engaged for since the Grant of the said Monies,
for the providing of Powder, Arms, and Ammunition, for the said County of Durham, out of Six Hundred Twenty-three Pounds, allotted as a Fifth Part
for the said County of Durham, and to dispose the
Remainder thereof in Arms and Ammunition, for the
Use of the said County of Duresme; and the Committee of the Army is hereby authorized and required
to dispose Six Hundred Twenty-three Pounds, another Fifth Part thereof, in Arms and Ammunition, for
the Use of the County of Northumberland, and to
give Order that the said Arms and Ammunition be
sent to the Town of Newcastle, to be disposed of in the
said Two last mentioned Counties, into the Hands of
Persons well-affected to the Parliament; as also to
dispose of the Two Fifth Parts Residue, being One
Thousand Two Hundred Forty-six Pounds, in Arms
and Ammunition, or otherwise, for the Use and Service of the Counties of Westmerland and Cumberland,
as the Committee of Derby House shall appoint."
Ordinance for Ld. Broghill to be Master of the Ordnance in Ireland.
"Whereas Sir John Borlace Knight, Master of the
Ordnance for the Kingdom of Ireland, is lately deceased: We, the Lords and Commons assembled in
Parliament, do hereby order and ordain Roger Lord
Baron of Bro'hill to be Master of the Ordnance for
the said Kingdom of Ireland; to receive and enjoy all
Fees, Profits, and Perquisites, of Right belonging or
appertaining to the said Place of Master of the Ordnance."
Doctor Hill to be Master of Trin. Col.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That Mr. Solicitor General do prepare
a Patent, to pass the Great Seal, for making Doctor
Thomas Hill Master of Trinity Colledge, during his Natural Life; and that the Commissioners of the Great
Seal be hereby authorized to pass the said Grant, so
prepared, under the Great Seal, accordingly."
House adjourned till 10a cras.