Die Lunæ, 24 Aprilis.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Corbett.
Comes Manchest'r, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. Howard de Escr.
A Petition of Roger Draper read.
And Ordered, That th'other Party shall have a
Sight of this Petition; and in the mean Time all Proceedings at Common Law shall be stayed, until further (fn. *) Order be given therein.
Bland's Title to the Receivership of Yorkshire.
The Report from the Committee of Revenues, concerning the Receivership of Yorkshire, was read.
(Here enter it.)
And in regard the Members of the House of Commons that are of the Committee for Revenue cannot join
with the Lords that are of that Committee, in regard
they are bound up by (fn. †) the Vote of the House of Commons; therefore to send to the House of Commons, by
a Message, to desire that their Members of that Committee may have Power to join with the Lords, in putting the Trial of Mr. Thomas and John Bland's Title
into a Course at Law; and that it may be referred to
the Committee of the Revenue, to think of some Third
Person to gather [ (fn. ‡) up the Rents] until Bland's Title
to the said Place be determined, whereby no Prejudice
may come to the State; and this without Prejudice to
the Title to be determined at Law.
Sir J. Munson, to have the Benefit of the Oxford Articles.
A Letter from the General (fn. ||) concerning Sir John
Munson, was read. (Here enter it.)
It is Ordered, To be sent to the House of Commons, to desire their Concurrence, that Sir John Munson
may have the Benefit of the Articles of the Surrender
of Oxford; and if any Ordinance come from the House
of Commons concerning him, that it be respited until
this be determined.
Ald. Adams, Bunce, and Langham, to be brought up.
Upon reading of a Paper which was sent to the
Lieutenant of The Tower of London, from Alderman
Adams, Alderman Langham, and Alderman Bunce:
It is Ordered, That the said Lieutenant of The
Tower shall bring the said Alderman Adams, and Alderman Langham, and Alderman Bunce, To-morrow
Morning, according to former Order of this House.
Message from the H. C. with Instructions for the Commissioners in Scotland;—with an Order; and to remind the Lords of others.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Cleave, &c.; who brought up divers
Particulars, wherein their Lordships Concurrence is desired:
1. Instructions to be sent to the Commissioners in
2. An Order for Redress of the Oppression of Soldiers, by taking Free Quarter contrary to the Orders
of Parliament. (Here enter it.)
Agreed to; and ordered to be printed and published.
3. To put their Lordships in Mind of the Order
concerning Ely House, and against Malignants.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Order against the Soldiers taking Free Quarter: To all the rest, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their
Private Business put off.
Ordered, That no Private Business shall be received
into this House, or agitated, for Ten Days.
To sit P. M.
Ordered, That this House shall sit this Afternoon
again, at Four of the Clock.
Letter from the Commissioners in Scotland.
A Letter from the Commissioners in Scotland, was
read. (Here enter it.)
Draper, Smith, and James.
Upon reading the Petition of Roger Draper this Day
in the House, touching a Lease of a Rectory purchased
from a Prebendary in Chichester, wherein one Smith (the
late Tenant) and George James (pretending some Right
thereto) are concerned:
It is Ordered, That the Parties interested shall
have a Sight of the said Petition; and that the Proceedings in all Inferior Courts touching the Premises
shall be stayed, and no further proceeded in, until the
Pleasure of this or both Houses of Parliament be farther signified herein.
Letter from the Commissioners in Scotland, with the following Paper.
"For the Right Honourable the Earl of Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers pro
"In our last, we did give your Lordship an Account
of the Answer we received from the Parliament of
Scotland, and our Desire (if your Lordships thought
fit) to receive your Lordship's further Directions thereupon. Now we shall only acquaint your Lordship
with our Reply thereunto (a Copy whereof is inclosed); and assure your Lordship of our Readiness to
observe all your Lordship's Commands unto,
Edinburgh, 18 (fn. *) April, 1648.
"Most humble Servants,
Paper from them to the Parliament of Scotland, about their former ones, concerning Satisfaction to the Scots for the Monies due to them;—and insisting on the Delivery of some Delinquents who have taken Refuge in Scotland to them.
"Edinburgh, 18th Day of April, 1648.
"We have received your Lordships Answer of the
12th of this Instant April, wherein we do not find
any Thing of those Papers we delivered, in order to
the giving Satisfaction unto this Kingdom concerning
such Monies as are due to them, and to the Scottch
Army in Ireland, from the Kingdom of England,
wherein both Houses of the Parliament of England
are most willing to do any Thing in their Power for
the real Performance of their Engagements. For
that which your Lordships mention concerning our
Commission and Credential Letters, we must affirm,
that, although our Letters of Credence were only
directed to the Honourable Parliament of Scotland,
yet we did shew unto the Right Honourable the Lord
Chancellor, who was sent to us from the Honourable
the Committee of Estates, that, by our Instructions,
we had Commission and Command to make Address
unto that Committee. However, we do gladly take
Notice of your Lordships Readiness to continue the
good Correspondence betwixt both Kingdoms, and
the Declaration of your Resolutions to keep inviolably on your Part the happy Union to which both
Kingdoms are solemnly engaged by the Covenant and
Treaties. And as we have several Times already, so
now again we do, in the Name of both Houses of
the Parliament of England, declare, That it is their
Resolutions to keep the Union inviolably on their
Part; and we shall hope that both Kingdoms (having
to their former Engagements added these mutual
Declarations of their real Intentions therein) will be
careful not to do any Thing which may increase Jealousies, or provoke one another to break the Union,
which is so much hoped, desired, and endeavoured,
by them that are Enemies to both Kingdoms.
"For those Desires your Lordships mention, given
in by your Commissioners to the Parliament of England; we are confident, they will do therein what shall
be fit to manifest their Desire of a brotherly Union
with the Kingdom of Scotland.
"For the Answer your Lordships were pleased to
give to our Demands of Captain Wogan and his Troop,
Sir Phillip Musgrave, and Sir Thomas Glemmon; if it
were only according to your Lordships Papers,
"That, by the Act of Pacification and Oblivion,
they were such as were to be referred to their Trial
by Law;" yet that (as we conceive) doth imply a
Ground and Justification of our Demands; for, they
being in this Kingdom, we cannot bring them to Trial,
seeing we cannot pursue them hither by Force, until
the Parliament or Estates of this Kingdom do deliver
them into our Hands; which was the Sum of our
Demands: But it is most clear without Dispute (in
One of the last Clauses of the said Act), that no Person who shall be censured by the Parliament of England (as these are) should have Shelter or Protection
in the Kingdom of Scotland. And if your Lordships had but proceeded at present to such a Resolution, it might possibly have prevented Affronts and
Threatenings to us from some Englishmen here, who
have been in Arms against the Parliaments of both
Kingdoms. However, we do not now intend to trou
ble your Lordships with any Thing of our own particular Concernments. We do further desire your
Lordships to peruse that Clause in the said Act
wherein it is provided, "That, in case any of the Subjects in any of the Kingdoms shall rise in Arms, or
make any other of the Kingdoms and Subjects
thereof, without Consent of the Parliament of that
Kingdom whereof they are Subjects, or upon which
they do depend, that they shall be held, reputed,
and demanded, as Traitors to the States whereof they
are Subjects; and that both the Kingdoms, in that
Case, be bound to concur in the repressing of those
that shall happen to arise in Arms, or make War,
without the Consent of their own Parliament;" from
whence we do observe, that, if any of the Subjects
of the Kingdom of England be in Arms without the
Consent of the Parliament of England, as Captain
Wogan and his Troop were, in Cumberland and other
Places of England, and Sir Phillip Musgrave, Sir
Thomas Glenham, and Colonel George Wray were,
having been Commanders in the War against the Parliament of England, and not pardoned by them,
although they should not make War against any
other of the Kingdoms or Subjects thereof, yet both
Kingdoms are bound to suppress them: Upon which
and all the abovesaid Grounds, we do insist upon our
former Papers, that the aforesaid Persons, being now
in this Kingdom, may by your Lordships Power and
Authority be delivered to us.
"By Command of the Commissioners of
the Parliament of England.
Ordinance to prevent the taking of Free Quarter.
"Whereas it hath been informed, That Free Quarter hath been and is yet taken, in several Places in
this Kingdom, contrary to several Ordinances and
Declarations of both Houses of Parliament, to
the great Dishonour of the Parliament, and grievous
Oppression of the Subject: It is therefore Ordered
and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, for the more speedy, easy,
and effectual Redress of the same, That the Commissioners named in the last Ordinance of Sixty Thousand Pounds per Mensem, or any Two of them, upon
Complaint made against any Officers or Soldiers, for
taking Free Quarter, or committing any other Misdemeanor, contrary to the Declarations and Ordinances aforesaid, shall have Power, and are hereby
authorized and required, to call any Person or Persons so complained of before them, and such Witnesses as shall be desired to be produced on either
Side touching the Premises, and to take their Examinations and Informations upon Oath, and to certify
the same to Thomas Lord Fairefax, General of the
Army, who is hereby required to give Redress, and
to do Justice therein, according to the Ordinances
and Declarations of Parliament in that Case made
and provided, as also according to the Laws, Articles, and Discipline of War, allowed of and established by Authority of both Houses of Parliament: And it is hereby further Ordained, by the
Authority aforesaid, That the said Commissioners, so
authorized to examine as aforesaid, shall give Notice
to the Chief Officer in Commission then resident in
the County where such Offence or Misdemeanor is
complained of as aforesaid, of the Time and Place
by the said Commissioners appointed for the taking of
the said Examinations and Informations as aforesaid;
which said Chief Officer in Commission may be present, and assist the said Commissioners in taking the
said Examinations and Informations."
Report from the Revenue Committee, concerning the Receivership of Yorkshire.
"At the Committee of Lords and Commons for
His Majesty's Revenue, sitting at Westm'r, the
Two and Twentieth Day of April, 1648.
"Upon reading of the Order of the House of Lords,
of the 18th Current, concerning the Right of John
Bland to the Receivership of Yorkesheire; and the
Committee did find, That the Members of the Commons House of this Committee could neither debate
nor give their Opinions in the Case of the said
Bland, by reason of the Votes of the Commons
House of the 25th of March last: But the Lords
of this Committee were of Opinion, That a Conference should be had, by the Peers House, with
the Commons House, touching the said Receiver,
and appointing (for the present) One to receive the
Rents in Yorkesheire for the Use of the Commonwealth; and that some of their Lordships would acquaint the House of Peers herewith."
Letter from L. Fairfax, for Sir J. Munson to have the Benefit of the Articles for Surrender of Oxford.
"For the Right Honourable Edward Earl of
Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers
"May it please your Lordship,
"Having received this inclosed Certificate from the
Committee of Officers in the Army, by which it appears Sir John Mounson (fn. *) hath not received the intended
Benefit of the Articles, according to the Engagement
of my Commissioners upon the Surrender of Oxon,
in that he was not to pay above Two Years Value for
his Estate of Inheritance as it was then, nor the
Ordinance of Sequestration itself, [ (fn. †) but hath] suffered in both, unduly, to his great Prejudice; I cannot but, in Justice to him, a Sense of your Honour,
and the Honour of the Army (which are much concerned in making good our Public Faith and Capitulations), (fn. ‡) hold myself engaged, according to the Commissioners Opinion, effectually to represent his Condition: And therefore I entreat your Lordship, to
represent the State of this Business to the Right Honourable the House of Peers; with my humble and
earnest Desire, that, according to the Sense of the
Commissioners, who have fully examined it, he may
be remitted the Remainder of his Fine yet unpaid,
which is about Nine Hundred Pounds: Which we
no Ways doubt but the Honourable House will do
him Justice in accordingly. I remain
Queen Streete, 5 Aprilis, 1648.
Hodges to be instituted to St. John's;
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett do give Institution
and Induction unto Roger Hodges Clerk, Master of Arts,
to the Rectory of St. John's, in Com. Suff. void by
Death; Salvo Jure cujuscunque: Granted by the Great
Eastbrooke to Kingston Deverell;
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett give Institution and
Induction unto John Eastbrooke Clerk, Master of Arts,
to the Rectory of Kingstone Deverell, in the County of
Wilts, void by the Death of the last Incumbent; Salvo Jure
cujuscunque: Peter Bevis Esquire, Patron.
and Aldus to Freston.
Ordered, That Doctor Bennett give Institution and
Induction unto Samuell Aldus Clerk, to the Rectory of
Freston, in Com. Suff. void by the Death of Robert
Meade Clerk, the last Incumbent; Salvo Jure cujuscunque: Mrs. Alice Burly, Patroness.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Salawey.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Sir J. Monson's Fine for his Delinquency to be abated.
Upon reading the Petition of Sir John Monson:
It is Ordered, That the Certificate and Letter
from the General be sent down to the House of Commons, with this Sense, "That this House thinks it fit to
remit the Remainder of his Fine at Goldsmithes Hall
yet unpaid (being about Nine Hundred Pounds, and
much less than he might justly expect);" and desire
their Concurrence herein.
It is further Ordered, That when his Ordinance
comes up from the House of Commons, that it be respited until this House sees him some Way relieved
in this his just Desire.
Ordinances agreed to.
The Ordinance for the better raising the Assessment in the City of London, for Maintenance of the
Army, was read Twice, and Agreed to, and ordered
to be printed and published. (Here enter it.)
The Ordinance for raising of Six Thousand Pounds,
for Maintenance of the Four Hundred Soldiers to be
added to the Soldiers in The Tower of London, was
read Twice, and Agreed to, and ordered to be printed
and published. (Here enter it.)
The Ordinance for continuing the Treasurers of the
Monies to be raised for the Army, was read, and
Agreed to, and ordered to be printed and published.
(Here enter it.)
Ordinance for securing and disarming Delinquents, &c.
The Earl of Mulgrave reported from the Committee,
the Ordinance for securing of Delinquents, &c. wherein the Committee have made some Alterations, which
they offer to the Consideration of this House.
Then the Alterations were read; and then the Ordinance with the Alterations.
And the House was adjourned into a Committee of
the whole House, to debate the same.
The House being resumed;
The said Ordinance, with the Alterations, was read
the Third Time.
And the Question being put, "Whether to agree
to this Ordinance, with these Amendments?"
It was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Ordered, That this Ordinance be sent to the House
of Commons, and their Concurrence desired therein,
with the said Amendments.
And accordingly it was delivered presently to Dr.
Heath and Mr Eltonheade.
Instruction for the Commissioners in Scotland.
Next, the House took into Consideration the additional Instruction to be sent to the Commissioners in
And First, the State of the Business brought up
from the House [ (fn. *) of Commons] was read.
Next, the Instruction was read, (fn. †) and Agreed to.
(Here enter them.)
Ordered, That it is referred to the Committee at
Derby House, to let the Commissioners in Scotland know,
that this is the Report from the Committee at Derby
(fn. *) House, (fn. ‡) upon which the Houses passed this Instruction;
and that the Committee at Derby House do send this
Report to them, that they may make Use of the same,
or any Thing else contained in the Covenant, large
Treaty, or Declaration, or otherwise, for insisting upon
the former Demand.
Kinlochs, a Pass.
Ordered, That Francis Kimloch and Henry Kimloch, and Francis Kimloch Junior, shall have a Pass to
go into France.
L. Fairfax to be Constable of The Tower.
An Order was brought in, for making Thomas Lord
Fairfax Constable of The Tower, during the Pleasure
of both Houses; which was read Twice, and Agreed
to, and ordered to be sent to the House of Commons,
for their Concurrence.
Sent to the H. C.
And accordingly it was sent presently, by Dr. Heath
and Mr. Eltonheade.
Instruction for the Commissioners in Scotland:
"You are to assure the Parliament of Scotland,
Convention, or Committee of Estates, or any other
Committee as abovesaid, That the March of the said
Troop of Captain Wogan's, in a Military Posture, or
otherwise, out of this Kingdom, into Scotland, or
any other Forces (if any such Thing be), is altogether without the Allowance, Order, or Privity, of
the Parliament of England; and therefore you are,
in the Name of both Houses of the Parliament of
England, to demand from the Parliament of Scotland,
that the said Captain Wogan and his Officers that
are Englishmen, and also the English Officers of any
other Forces that may be passed over out of this
Kingdom into Scotland, as also all such Officers and
Reformadoes now in Scotland as you shall find to
have at any Time served the King against the
Parliament, may be all forthwith apprehended, secured, and delivered over to you, to be sent Prisoners into England; and that all the Private Soldiers
may be dismounted, disposed, and sent Home; and
the Horses and Arms of the said Captain Wogan, and
the Officers and Soldiers aforesaid, you shall cause
to be sent into (fn. ||) Scotland, for the Service of the Parliament."
Papers between them and the Parliament of Scotland, concerning their Demand of Captain Wogan and his Officers to be given up to them, and Sir Ph. Musgrave, Sir T. Glemham, and others.
"Paper delivered in to the Parliament of Scotland, dated at Edinburgh, 21 Martii, 1647.
"We, the Commissioners of both Houses of the
Parliament of England, are commanded to make
known to the Parliament of Scotland, That they
have Notice from Sir Thomas Fairefax their General,
that one Captain Wogan (an Englishman) and his
Troop, who, being of the supernumerary Forces,
was, by the Resolutions of both Houses of Parliament, and the Order of the General, to be disbanded; but he, refusing so to do, marched, by a
counterfeit Pass, from the County of Worcester,
in the Kingdom of England, into the North; and
that from thence they are come, in a Military Posture,
with Arms and Colours, into the Kingdom of
Scotland, which was altogether without the Allowance, Order, or Privity, of the Parliament of England; and they are likewise informed, that others,
who are principal English Delinquents, and have
been in Arms against the Parliament, do harbour
in this Kingdom: All which is against the large Treaty
betwixt the Kingdoms of England and Scotland, the
Act of Pacification and Oblivion passed A° 17° Caroli Regis. The said Captain Wogan being seen in
Edinburgh, by several of our Servants, Yesterday
and divers Days before, we do, in the Name of both
Houses of the Parliament of England, demand of
the Parliament of Scotland, that the said Captain
Wogan, with his Officers and Soldiers (that are Englishmen), together with their Horses and Arms, be
seized, secured, and delivered to us, to be disposed
of as both Houses of the Parliament of England have
or shall appoint; and we cannot doubt but, upon
Discovery of any other English Forces, or any Englishmen who have been Officers or Reformadoes, and
served the King against the Parliament, that shall
be received or harboured in this Kingdom, you will
do the like Justice to the Kingdom of England, upon
our demanding of them.
"By Command of the Commissioners of the
Parliament of England.
"An Extract of a Paper delivered in to the Parliament of Scotland, by the English Commissioners, dated at Edinburgh, 27 Martii,
"At this Time we, being required to return an Account to both Houses of the Parliament of England
concerning the Business of Captain Wogan and his
Troop, must earnestly press your Lordships to give
us your Answer to our Paper concerning him of the
21th of this Instant March; wherein we doubt not
but your Lordships will comply with the Desires of
both Houses, it being conform to, and in Prosecution of, the large Treaty betwixt both Kingdoms,
and the Act of Pacification and Oblivion passed by
the Parliaments of both Kingdoms.
"By Command of the Commissioners of the
Parliament of England.
"Paper delivered in to the Parliament of Scotland, dated Edinburgh, 31 Martii, 1648.
"Whereas both Kingdoms of England and Scotland
have passed their Public Faith, in the Act of Pacification and Oblivion of 17° Caroli Regis, to concur
in the repressing of those that shall rise in Arms, or
make War, in any of the Kingdoms of England,
Scotland, or Ireland, without the Consent of the
Parliament of that Kingdom to which they do belong; and that such shall be held, reputed, and demanded, as Traitors to the Estates whereof they
are Subjects; and that no Person, sentenced by the
Parliament of either Nation as Incendiaries betwixt
the Nations, shall have Shelter or Protection in any
other of His Majesty's Dominions: And whereas,
by the said Act, if any Englishman, who hath committed Offences against that Kingdom, shall remove
into Scotland, he shall (at the Desire of the Parliament of England) be remanded to abide his
Trial in that Kingdom where he committed the Offence: We, having in Charge to demand all Englishmen that we shall discover to be in this Kingdom of
Scotland, who have been in Arms against the Parliament and Kingdom of England, and being certainly
informed that there is now many such Persons in this
City of Edinburgh (Incendiaries betwixt the Nations),
and particularly Sir Phillip Musgrave and Sir Thomas Glemmon; we do therefore, in the Name of both
Houses of the Parliament of England, demand that
the said Sir Phillip Musgrave and Sir Thomas Glemmon be delivered to us, to be disposed of as both
Houses of the Parliament of England have or shall
appoint; wherein (as also in the Business of Captain Wogan and his Troop, represented to your
Lordships in our Papers of the 21th and 27th of
this Instant March; who were in Arms in Westmerland and Cumberland, and in some other Parts of the
Kingdom of England, and afterwards in this Kingdom, without the Consent of the Parliament of England) the Public Faith of this Kingdom being so
deeply engaged, we cannot doubt of a speedy and
"By Command of the Commissioners of the
Parliament of England.
"Paper of the Parliament of Scotland, in Answere to the English Commissioners, dated at
Edinburgh, 12th April, 1648.
"The Estate of Parliament, haveing perused and
considered the severall Papers given in to them and
to the Committee of Estates by the Commissioners of
both Houses of the Parliament of England since
their last comeing to this Kingdome, doe finde, at
the Arrivall of the said Commissioners, and upon
their First Addresse to the Committee of Estates,
although they shew noe Commission, nor had any
Credentiall Letters directed to the Committee, yett
the Committee of Estates did appoint some of their
Number to meete with them, who did accordingly
receive from them what they then thought fitt to
offer: And when they made their Addresse to the
Parliament, the very Dayes wherein their Letters
were given to the Lord Chancellor (to whom they
sent the same), they were instantly read in Parliament, and a Committee appointed to take in Consideration what is offered by them, that, upon Report
thereof, an Answere might be retourned by the Parliament.
"Whereas your Lordships are pleased, in the Name
of the Honorable Houses of the Parliament of
England, to expresse their Desires to preserve a
good Understanding and Brotherly Agreement betwixt the Two Kingdomes; the Estates of Parliament doe retourne this Answere, That, as the Actions of this Kingdome have bin reall Proofes of their
Desires and Willingnesse to entertaine a good Correspondence and Amity betwixt the Two Nations,
soe they are still resolved to keepe inviolably, on
their Part, the happy Union to which both Kingdomes are solemnly engaged by the Covenant and
Treatyes: Yet they have thought fitt to lett them
knowe, that this Kingdome hath Reason to be very
sensible that the necessary and just Desires given in
by their Commissioners, by Warrant of the Parliament and their Committees, to the Honorable
Houses of the Parliament of England, concerning
Religion, the King's Majesty, and Interest of this
Kingdome, have had noe sattisfactory Answere as
And for the particular Desires concerning Captaine
Wogan and his Troope, alleadged to be in this Kingdome, and demaunded in the Paper of the 21th of
March, upon the Act of Pacification and Oblivion in
the large Treaty in A° 1641, as Delinquents, and
who have bin in Armes against the Parliament of
England; and the Paper of the 31th March, demaunding the aforesaid Captain Wogan, Sir Phillip
Musgrave, and Sir Thomas Glemmon, to be delivered,
upon the same Act of Pacification as those who have
risen in Armes and made Warre against the Parliament of England; if your Lordships will be pleased
to peruse that Treaty and Act of Pacification to which
the Papers given in doe relate, it will clearly appeare,
that none can be remaunded or delivered by this
Kingdome, but such only of the English Nation who
have incensed the King of Scotland against the
Kingdome of England; all other Criminalls being
referred to the Lawes.
And the Estates of this Kingdome are confident,
that your Lordships will not misunderstand the not
retourning of an Answere sooner to your Papers and
Desires; since the many other pressing and weighty
Affaires of this Kingdome, which have still bin before the Parliament since your Comeing, hath bin the
only Reason of this Delay.
The Estates of Parliament give Warrant and Commaund to the Committee of Twenty-fower, to deliver to the English Commissioners the Answere this
Day past in Parliament, and to appoint some of
their Number to meete with the English Commissioners, and to assert the Parliament's Answere; and to
report what further the Commissioners of the Honnorable Houses shall offer to the Consideration of the
Extracted out of the Records of Parliament, by
me Sir Alexander Gibsone, of Dew, Knight,
Clerke of His Majesty's Registers, Counsells,
and Rolls, under my Signe and Subscription
"Alex. Gibson, Cler. Regist."
"A Paper given in to the Parliament of Scotland,
by the English Commissioners, dated Edinburgh, 14 April. 1648.
We had Notice from the Honourable the Parliament of Scotland, that we should have an Answer
the last Week to the several Papers communicated
to them from us; and since that Time, that we should
have an Answer in the Beginning of this Week:
But we, not receiving any hitherto, think it our Duty,
in Businesses wherein we have so strict a Charge, and
which do so much concern the Peace of both Kingdoms, to press your Lordships again for a speedy
Answer, especially to our Demands of Captain Wogan and his Troop, and Sir Phillip Musgrave and Sir
Thomas Glemham; the rather, because we do still observe a great Concourse of English Delinquents to
this Kingdom, who are received and harboured here,
and amongst them some Papists that have been in
Arms, who were all (by former Propositions to the
King, agreed to by both Kingdoms) excepted from
Pardon; and particularly we know, that one Colonel
George Wray, who is a Papist, and was a Colonel in
the War against the Parliament, hath been for some
Time of late (and we believe now is) in this City of
Edinburgh: We do, therefore, upon the Grounds
laid down in our former Papers, which we hope do
appear very clear to your Lordships, demand of the
Parliament of Scotland, in the Name of both Houses
of the Parliament of England, that the said Colonel George Wray be likewise delivered to us, to
be disposed of as both Houses of the Parliament
of England shall direct; and that they may no longer have Shelter and Protection in this Kingdom.
"By Command of the Commissioners of the Parliament of England.
"Whereas, in the Paper given in by the Parliament of Scotland to the Commissioners of the Parliament of England resident there, in Answer to the
Paper of the said Commissioners concerning Captain
Wogan, of the 21th of March 1647, and 27 and
31 of March, they do affirm, That it will clearly
appear, that none can be remanded or delivered by
the Kingdom of Scotland, but such only of the English Nation who have incensed the King of Scotland against the Kingdom of England, all other Criminals being referred to the Laws; this Answer refers only to the last Clause of the last Paragraph of
the Act of Oblivion, beginning thus, ["And that
such of the Scottish Natives"]: We leave it to the
Consideration of the House, whether Captain Wogan may not be demanded both by the whole last
Paragraph of the Act of Oblivion, beginning ["Forasmuch as the several"], and (fn. *) continuing to the Beginning of the abovementioned Clause; as also by
the Fourth Article of the League and Covenant.
That whereas Sir Thomas Glemham and Sir Phillip
Musgrave are demanded by the said Commissioners, by
their Paper of the 31th of March, and the said Answer, of the Parliament of Scotland, being of the
12th of April, is the same for these as for Wogan; to
offer it also to the Consideration of the House, whether
they may not only be demanded from the foresaid
Paragraph of the Act of Oblivion, and the said
Fourth Article of the said League and Covenant;
but further also, forasmuch as they have been in
Arms against the Parliament of England, and thereby
such Delinquents as for the bringing of whom
to condign Punishment both Kingdoms joined in a
Declaration, and in this War, as appears in the Declaration of both Kingdoms, in 2 Part of Collect. of
Declarations, Page 418. Parag. 5. and 6.
And for that the Army of Scotland lately in England were to have had their Pay out of the Estates
of such Delinquents among others, as appears by
the Fifth Article of that Treaty concerning the
Scottish Army; we humbly propound it to the Consideration of the House, whether the keeping them
there, and not remanding them, be not contrary to
the said Declaration, in regard they are Natives of
this Kingdom, and their Offence here committed, for
which they cannot be judged or punished by that
For the Case of Wray, who is a Papist in Arms;
although he may much more be demanded upon the
same Considerations and Grounds with the former,
yet the Answer of the Parliament of Scotland cannot be interpreted to extend to him, in regard the
Paper in which he is demanded bears Date the 14th
Instant, and the said Answer of the Parliament of
Scotland to the Papers of the Commissioners bears
Date the 12th of the same Month."
An additional Instruction for Charles Earl of
Nottingham, Henry Earl of Stamford, Brian
Stapilton, Robert Goodwin, Wm. Ashhurst, and
John Birch, Esquires, Commissioners from the
Parliament of England to the Parliament of
Scotland, or any Two of them.
Additional Instruction for the Commissioners in Scotland.
"Whereas both Houses of the Parliament of England have formerly given you Instructions, to demand
from the Parliament of Scotland, that Captain Wogan, and his Officers that are Englishmen, and also
the English Officers of any other Forces that may
be passed over out of this Kingdom into Scotland, as
also all such Officers and Reformadoes now in Scotland
as you shall find to have at any Time served the
King against the Parliament, may be all forthwith
apprehended, secured, and delivered over to you, to
be sent Prisoners into England; and that all the Private Soldiers may be dismounted, dispersed, and sent
"And whereas you have, in Pursuance of the said
Instruction, demanded Captain Wogan and others,
and have received from the Parliament of Scotland a Paper of the 12th of April for an Answer
to the said Demand, both which Demand and Paper
you have transmitted to the Houses, who have thereupon resolved that the Answer given to you by the
Parliament of Scotland of the 12th of April is not
"You are therefore hereby required and authorized,
to insist upon your former Demands as to those Persons demanded, notwithstanding the said Answer; and
to proceed further, as by your Instructions you are
(fn. *) "Two Ordinances of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament; One for
the raising Six Thousand Pounds, for Payment of the Four Hundred Soldiers added to the Forces already in The Tower
of London; the other for the Continuance
of the Committee of the Army, and
Treasurers at Wars.
Ordinance for raising 6000£. for the additional Forces in The Tower.
"Die Lunæ, 24 April. 1648.
An Ordinance for raising Six Thousand Pounds,
for the Four Hundred Soldiers added to the
Forces already in The Tower of London.
Whereas both Houses of Parliament have thought
fit, and appointed, that Four Hundred Soldiers,
with their Officers, should be added to the Forces
already in The Tower of London, for the safe Guarding of the City of London from Insurrections and
Tumults; which being over and above the established Army, no Provision is made for their Payment, and for the providing of Bedding and other
necessary Accommodations for the Use of the Soldiery appointed for the Service there: It is therefore Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That all such Sum and Sums of
Money as shall be received by, and come into the
Hands of, the Committees of Sequestration, in the
City of London and Liberties thereof, City of Westminster, and other Parts within the late Line of
Communication, and of the County of Essex, or by
their respective Treasurers or Receivers, not exceeding the Sum of Six Thousand Pounds, shall be, and
are hereby appointed, immediately after the Receipt thereof, to be paid to the Committee of Lords
and Commons for Advance of Money usually sitting
at Haberdashers Hall, or to their Treasurer for the
Time being, by the Receivers and Collectors thereof,
together with all such Sum and Sums of Money as
do remain in the Hands of any of the said Sequestrators, Treasurers, or Collectors, or which they are
chargeable with or accountable for to the State;
which said Six Thousand Pounds is hereby ordered
to be disposed and paid, by the said Committee, to
Colonel Tichborne, Lieutenant of The Tower of
London, for the Payment of the said Forces: And
the said Committee of Lords and Commons aforesaid
are hereby authorized and appointed to call all
and every the Committees, Sequestrators, Treasurers,
Collectors, and others employed in the Business of
Sequestration in the Places aforesaid, to Accompt,
and to require true and perfect Accompts of their
Receipts and Payments; and, for the better Discovery
of the Truth of such Accompts, to administer an
Oath to the said several Committees, Sequestrators,
and Receivers, to make just and true Accompts; and
that the said Committee shall have full Power to
put in effectual Execution all and every the Ordinances, Orders, and Instructions, concerning Sequestrations, and to levy the Penalty upon the Parties
liable to the same, in the Limits and Places aforesaid, according to the said Ordinances and Instructions
in that Behalf: And the Acquittance or Acquittances
of the Treasurer to the said Committee of Lords
and Commons shall be a sufficient Discharge to the
Collectors and Receivers for Sequestration aforesaid,
for such Sum and Sums of Money as they, or any
of them, shall pay in Pursuance of this Ordinance;
any Ordinances or Orders of Parliament heretofore
made to the contrary notwithstanding."
Die Lunæ, 24 April. 1648.
Ordinance to continue the Army Committee, and Treasurers at War.
An Ordinance for the Continuance of the Committee of the Army, and the Treasurers at
Whereas, by an Ordinance of Parliament of the
15 of March last past, (intituled,) "An Ordinance
of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for raising Monies, to be employed for the
Maintenance of the Forces under the Command
of Sir Thomas Fairfax Knight," the Monthly Sum
of Sixty Thousand Pounds is to be assessed, levied,
and paid, in the respective Counties, Cities and Places
therein mentioned, within the Kingdom of England
and Dominion of Wales, to continue for Six Months,
from the 25 Day of March now last past, until
the 29 Day of September next following; but no
Persons are nominated and appointed by the said
Ordinance to receive and issue the said Monies: To
the End, therefore, that the Monies appointed to be
taxed and levied by the said Ordinance of Parliament
may be more orderly received and issued out, the
Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled have
ordained, and be it Ordained by Authority of Parliament, That the Committee of Lords and Commons,
and Treasurers at Wars, named, instituted, and appointed, in and by an Ordinance of Parliament of
the 23 of September, 1647, intituled, "An Ordinance
of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament,
for Members of both Houses to be a Committee
for the Army for the disposing of the Sixty Thousand
Pounds a Month," and the Powers and Authorities
thereby given and appointed to the said Committee,
Treasurers, and Persons, jointly or severally, or to
any of them named and mentioned in the said Ordi
nance, shall be continued, and in full Force, Strength,
and Efficacy, for the more orderly taxing, receiving,
and issuing out, the Money raised, and to be raised,
by virtue of the said Ordinance of the 15 of March
last, as fully and (fn. *) amply, to all Intents and Purposes,
as is expressed in the said Ordinance of the 23 of
September last, or in any other the Ordinances of Parliament therein mentioned and expressed; and the
said Treasurers at Wars shall have and be allowed
all such Pay and Allowances as are mentioned, expressed, or declared, in the said Ordinance of the 23
of September last, and shall pay and issue out all the
Monies to be received by them upon the said Ordinance of the 15 of March last, and all other Monies
to be received by them as Treasurers at Wars, according to such Rules and Directions as are set
down and mentioned in the said Ordinance of the
23 of September last, and no otherwise, nor to any
other Uses, Intents, or Purposes whatsoever:
"And be it further Ordained, by the Authority aforesaid, That the Committee and Treasurers aforesaid do
make due Allowance and Payment of all Free Quarter taken, or to be taken, from the said 25 of March
last, by any the Forces mentioned in the said Ordinance of the 15 of March last, or any of them, according to the Propositions in that Behalf appointed;
and to put in Execution the Instructions, Rules, and
Directions, made and ordained in that Behalf by
both Houses of Parliament, the 16 of May, 1645.
"Die Lunæ, 24 April. 1648.
Ordered, by the Lords assembled in Parliament,
That these Two Ordinances be forthwith printed and
(fn. †) "Die Lunæ, 24 April. 1648.
An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for the bringing in
the Arrears of the Assessments for the Army,
within the City of London and Liberties
thereof, with the Names of the Persons in
each Ward appointed for executing the
Ordinance for bringing in the Arrears of the Assessments in London for the Army.
"Whereas, by an Ordinance of Parliament, of the
Fifteenth of February, 1644, intituled, "An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for raising and maintaining of Forces, for
the Defence of the Kingdom, under the Command
of the Lord Fairfax," by the Name of Sir Thomas
Fairfax Knight, a Monthly Assessment, to continue
for Ten Months, from the First of February, 1644,
to the First of December then next following, was
ordained to be taxed and levied upon the City of
London, and other Places and Counties in the said
Ordinance mentioned; and, by another Ordinance of
Parliament, dated the Thirteenth Day of August,
1645, the said Monthly Assessment, for Maintenance
of the said Army, was ordained and appointed to
continue and endure for Six Months longer, from the
said First Day of December, 1645, unto the First
Day of June then next following; and whereas, by
an Ordinance of Parliament, dated the Sixteenth Day
of April, 1646, the said Ordinance of the Fifteenth
of February, 1644, with all the Taxes and Payments
therein mentioned, were to continue for Four Months
longer, from the said First of June, 1646, until the
First of October following; and whereas also, by
another Ordinance of Parliament, of the Three and
Twentieth Day of June last, 1647, several Sums of
Money were to be taxed, levied, and paid, for
Maintenance of the said Army, by a Monthly Assessment, to continue for Twelve Months, from the
Five and Twentieth Day of March, 1647, to the
Five and Twentieth Day of March, 1648; and
whereas, by an Ordinance of Parliament of the
Fifteenth of March last, 1647, the like Sums of
Money upon the said City are to be taxed, levied,
and paid, for Maintenance of the said Army, by a
Monthly Assessment, to continue for Six Months
longer, from the Five and Twentieth of March last,
to the Nine and Twentieth of September now next
ensuing, as by the said several Ordinances may appear: And whereas many great and considerable
Sums of Money remain in Arrear, and yet unpaid,
upon the said several Ordinances, within the said
City of London and Liberties thereof, to the Discouragement of those that have willingly paid their
Proportion, very evil Example of others, and great
Hinderance of Payment of the Army; and to the End
the said Arrears may be speedily gotten in, and all
Obstructions that hinder the coming in thereof be
removed: It is Ordained by the Lords and Commons
in Parliament assembled, and be it Ordained by the
Authority thereof, That the several Persons hereafter named shall be, and are hereby, appointed Commissioners for the said several Taxes and Assessments
in the said City, and in the several Wards and Liberties in and belonging to the said City respectively,
to put the said several Ordinances in Execution; and
have Power, and are hereby authorized, to execute
and perform all and every the Powers and Authorities comprized in the said Ordinances, or in any
the Ordinances mentioned in the said last recited
Ordinance of the Fifteenth of March last, or every
of them, in as full and ample Manner, to all Intents
and Purposes, as any the Committees or Commissioners in the said Ordinance named, or any of them,
might or could do or perform the same:
Rowland Wilson Senior.
Tho. Andrewes Junior.
Captain Nathaniel Lacy.
Thomas Steyne, Senior.
Captain Edward Storey.
Will. Pease, Deputy.
John Greene, Deputy.
John Fenton, Lt. Col.
On Fleetstreet Side.
Tho. Arnoll, Deputy.
Colonel Owen Rowe.
Will. Adams, Deputy.
Thomas Cole, Draper.
John Wine, Dyer.
"Die Lunæ, 24 April. 1648.
"Ordered, by the Lords assembled in Parliament,
That this Ordinance be forthwith printed and published.