DIE Jovis, 31 die Augusti.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Whitacre.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ordered, That Mr. Baron Trevor and Mr. Justice
Pheasant are excused from their Attendance upon this
House, in regard they are to prepare themselves for their
Petition from the Common Council, with one from some Citizens.
This Day Mr. Sheriff Avery, with other Aldermen
and Common Council-men, presented a Petition to this
House, from the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council of London, with a Petition which was
presented unto them by divers Citizens of London.
Thanks to be returned to the Petitioners.
The Petitions were read publicly. (Here enter them.)
And then the Persons that brought them withdrew.
And the House, after Consideration, (fn. *) and the Question being put, "Whether Thanks shall extend
to both these Petitions now delivered?"
And it was Resolved in the Affirmative.
Then these Lords following were appointed to draw
up the Thanks; and to present the same to this (fn. †) House
|L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Dr. Burges's Petition.
Ordered, That Doctor Burges' Petition shall be
sent down to the House of Commons.
Clerk versus Burches and Case.
Upon reading the Petition of Samuell Clerke, against
Peter Burches and Hugh Case:
It is Ordered, That they shall put in their Answer to this House this Day Fortnight, and shew Cause
why they do not permit the said Samuell Clerke quietly
to enjoy his Living, and be quietly instituted and inducted into it, (fn. ‡) according to Order of this House.
Ly. Moor's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of the Lady Moore:
It is Ordered, That it be sent to the House of
Commons, with Recommendations.
Col. Urry, a Pass.
Ordered, That Lieutenant Colonel Urry shall have
a Pass, to go into the Kingdom of Scotland.
An Ordinance for putting the County of Wilts into
a Posture of Defence, was read Twice; and the House
was adjourned during Pleasure into a Committee, to
consider of it.
The House was resumed.
Next, was read a Letter from the Lord General,
with the Articles of the Surrender of Colchester, and a
List of the Prisoners Names. (Here enter them.)
L. Goring and L. Capel to be sent to Windsor Castle.
Ordered, That a Letter be written to the Lord
General, to desire that the Lord Goringe and the Lord
Capell may be conveyed to Windsor Castle safely: And
it is further Ordered, That an Order be sent to the
Governor of Windsor Castle, to receive them, and keep
them in safe Custody, being taken in actual War against
the Parliament. (Here enter them.)
Answer to the Common Council, &c.
The Earl of Northumb. from the Committee, reported the Draught of an Answer to be returned to
the City Petitions; which, being read, was approved of
upon the Question.
And the Sheriffs and Aldermen, &c. were called in
again; and the Speaker returned them this Answer, as
The Lords have considered of your Petition, and
the Petition of divers well-affected Ministers, Citizens,
and others, of the City of London and Parts adjacent; and have commanded me to return Thanks
unto you, for your good Affection expressed in this
Particular; and do desire you, that you will return
Thanks to those well-affected Ministers, Citizens,
and others, of the City of London and Parts adjacent,
for their good Affection which they have expressed,
in desiring the Removal of all Jealousies, and endeavouring a perfect Union of the Well-affected,
in order to the procuring of a safe and well-grounded
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances and Orders; and to remind the Lords of the Wilts and Radnor Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Greene, &c; who brought divers Particulars, wherein their Lordships Concurrence is desired:
1. An Ordinance for Forty Thousand Pounds for
the Navy, Seven Thousand Pounds for furnishing the
Stores with Powder and other Ammunition, and Three
Thousand Pounds for the Forces of Lancashire.
(Here enter it.)
Read, and Agreed to.
2. Order for Edward Husbands to have Five Hundred Pounds out of the Rents and Profit of the Estate
of Sir Henry Gibbes.
3. An Ordinance for disposing the new Sequestrations
of Surrey, towards the raising and paying a Troop of
4. Order for Fifty Pounds for Captain Lieutenant
5. Order for Four Hundred Fifty Pounds for Captain Pittson, &c.
6. Order for Two Thousand Ten Pounds for Colonel Wayte's Arrears.
7. Order for One Hundred Fifty Pounds to Captain
Pittson and James Noble.
8. Order for One Hundred Pounds for Mr. Edward
9. Order for Two Hundred Pounds bestowed on
Major Smithson, and for Three Hundred Pounds as
Part of his Arrears.
10. Order for Two Hundred Pounds for Colonel
11. Order for Fifty Pounds for Edward Watson,
Servant to the Lord General.
12. Order for Phineas Payne to have Twenty Pounds,
out of Sir Charles Keymish's Fine.
13. To put their Lordships in Mind of the Ordinances for Wi'ts and Radsnor.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Ordinance for Forty
Thousand Pounds for the Navy, &c.: To the rest,
they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Letter from L. Fairfax, that Colchester has surrendered:
For the Right Honourable Edward Earl of
Manchester, Speaker of the House of Peers
I have herewith sent you the Articles, with the
Explanations annexed, upon which it hath pleased
God in His best Time to deliver the Town of Colchester and the Enemy therein into your Hands,
without further Bloodshed; saving that (for some
Satisfaction to Military Justice, and in Part of
Avenge for the innocent Blood they have caused to
be spilt, and the Trouble, Damage, and Mischief,
they have brought upon the Town, this Country,
and the Kingdom) I have, with the Advice of a
Council of War of the Chief Officers both of the
Country Forces and the Army, caused Two of them,
who were rendered at Mercy, to be shot to Death
before any of them had Quarter assured them. The
Persons pitched upon for this Example were, Sir
Charles Lucas and Sir George Lisle; in whose Military Execution, I hope, your Lordship will not find
Cause to think your Honour or Justice prejudiced.
As for the Lord Goreing, Lord Capell, and the rest
of the Persons rendered to Mercy, and now assured
of Quarter, of whose Names I have sent your Lordship a particular List, I do hereby render to the Parliament's Judgement, for further Public Justice and
Mercy to be used, as you shall see Cause. I desire God may have the Glory of His multiplied Mercies towards you and the Kingdom in this Kind;
and, in the Condition of Instruments, as to the
Service here, the Officers and Soldiers of Essex and
Suffolke (who in this Time of so dangerous Defection have adhered constant to yours and the Kingdom's Interest), for their faithful Demeanor and patient Endurance in the Hardships of this Service,
are not to be forgotten.
Hieth, 29 Aug. 1648.
"Most humble Servant,
Articles for the Surrender of it.
"Articles agreed upon, the 27 of August, 1648,
by and between the Commissioners of his
Excellency the Lord General Fairefax on the
one Party, and the Commissioners of the Earl
of Norwich, Lord Capell, and Sir Charles
Lucas, on the other Part, for and concerning the Rendition of the Town and Garrison of Colchester.
1. That all the Horses belonging to the Officers,
Soldiers, and Gentlemen, engaged in Colchester, with
Saddles and Bridles to them, shall be brought in to
Marye's Church Yard, by Nine of the Clock Tomorrow Morning, and the spare Saddles and Bridles
into that Church; and delivered, without wilful Spoil,
to such as the Lord General shall appoint to take
Charge of them.
2. That all the Arms, Colours, and Drums, belonging to any of the Persons in Colchester abovementioned shall be brought into St. James's Church,
by Ten of the Clock To-morrow Morning; and delivered, without wilful Spoil or Embezzlement, to
such as the Lord General shall appoint to take Charge
3. That all Private Soldiers, and Officers under
Captains, shall be drawn together into the Fryers
Yard, adjoining to the East Gate, by Ten of the
Clock To-morrow Morning, with their Cloaths and
Baggage; their Persons to be rendered into the
Custody of such as the Lord General shall appoint
to take Charge of them; and that they shall have
their Quarter according to the Explanation made
in the Answer to the First Quare of the Commissioners from Colchester, which is hereunto annexed.
4. That the Lords, and all Captains and Superior
Officers and Gentlemen of Quality engaged in Colchester, shall be drawn together to The King's Head
Inn, with their Cloaths and Baggage, by Eleven of
the Clock To-morrow Morning; and there render
themselves to the Mercy of the Lord General, into
the Hands of such as he shall appoint to take Charge
of them; and that a List of the Names of all the
General Officers and Field Officers now in Command in the Town be sent out to the Lord General,
by Nine of the Clock in the Morning.
5. That all the Guards within the Town of Colchester shall be withdrawn, from the Line, Fort, and
other Places, by Eight of the Clock To-morrow
Morning; and such as the Lord General shall appoint, shall thereupon come into their Rooms.
6. That all the Ammunition shall be preserved
in the Places where it lies, to be delivered to the
Comptroller of his Excellency's Train by Ten of the
Clock To-morrow Morning; and all the Waggons
belonging to the Soldiery or Persons engaged, with
the Harness belonging thereunto, shall be brought
to some convenient Place near the Ammunition, to
be delivered to the same Person by the same Hour.
7. That such as are wounded and sick in the
Town be there kept and provided for, with Accommodation requisite for Men in their Condition;
and not removed thence until they be recovered,
or able without Prejudice to their Healths to remove; and shall have such Chirurgeons allowed to
look to them as are now in the Town.
8. That all Ordnance in the Town, with their
Appurtenances, shall, without wilful Spoil, be left at
the several Platforms or Places where they are now
planted, and so delivered to his Excellency's Guards
that shall take the Charge of those Places respectively.
9. That from henceforth there shall be a Cessation of Arms on both Parts; but the Forces within
the Town to keep their own Guards, and the Lord General's to keep theirs, until they shall be removed according to the Articles aforegoing.
"Signed by us,
"The Commissioners on the Behalf of his Ex-cellency the Lord Fairefax.
||The Commissioners on the Behalf of the Earl of Norwich, the Lord Capell, and Sir Charles Lucas.
"Hieth, Aug. 27, 1648.
"Queries propounded by the Commissioners from
Colchester, to the Commissioners of his Excellency the Lord Fairefax, upon the Conditions
sent into the Town.
"1. What is meant by fair Quarter?
"2. What by rendering to Mercy?
"To the First:
"By fair Quarter, we understand, That, with Quarter for their Lives, they shall be free from Wounding
or Beating, shall enjoy warm Cloaths to wear them
and keep them warm, shall be maintained with Victuals fit for Prisoners while they shall be kept Prisoners.
"To the Second:
"By rendering to Mercy, we understand, That they
be rendered, or render themselves, to the Lord General, or whom he shall appoint, without certain Assurance of Quarter, so as the Lord General may be
free to put some immediately to the Sword (if he see
Cause); although his Excellency intends chiefly, and
for the Generality of those under that Condition, to
surrender them to the Mercy of the Parliament and
General. There hath been large Experience, neither
hath his Excellency given Cause to doubt, of his Civility to such as he shall retain Prisoners; although
by their being rendered to Mercy he stands not engaged thereby.
"Upon Return of these Answers, the Commissioners from Colchester propounded these Two
"1. Whether those that were surrendered to Mercy
shall enjoy their Wearing Cloaths, as well these on
their Backs as what other Change they have?
"2. Whether the Noblemen and Officers shall have
Use of their own Horses, to the Places where they
shall be confined?
"To which was answered by His Excellency's
"To the First:
"It is intended, That those who shall be tendered and
received to Mercy shall enjoy the Wearing Cloaths on
their Backs; but for more, the General will not be
"To the Second:
It is expected (in case of Surrender upon Treaty)
that all Horses as well as Arms be delivered up;
and for Circumstances thereof, there is to be an Article: Yet for the Gentlemen and Officers under this
Condition in Question, when any of them shall be
removed to the Places of Confinement, his Excellency
will take Care for Horses to carry them (with respect
to their Qualities); but for allowing their own Horses,
he will not be engaged."
List of Prisoners taken in Colchester.
"A List of the Prisoners taken at the Surrender
of Colchester, the 28th of August, 1648.
"The Earl of Norwich,
The Lord Capell.
The Lord Loughbborow.
Sir Charles Lucas, Colonel.
Sir Wm. Compton, Colonel.
Sir Geo. Lisle.
Sir Barnard Gascoigne.
Sir Abraham Shipman.
Sir John Watts.
Sir Lodowick Dyer.
Sir Hen. Apleton.
Sir Dennard Stentt.
Sir Hugh Oriley.
Sir Rich'd Mauliverer;
made an Escape, but
Colonel Farr, escaped;
Lieutenant Colonel Culpepper.
Lieutenant Colonel Lancaster.
Lieutenant Colonel Gough.
Lieutenant Colonel Powell.
Lieutenant Colonel Ashton.
Lieutenant Colonel Baggley.
Lieutenant Colonel Wiseman.
Captain Lieutenant Caning.
Captain Lieutenant White.
Edward Goodyeare, Marshal
Commissary General Trouley.
Francis Lovelest, Master of the Ordnance.
Servants attending upon the Lords and Gentlemen, 65
Ensigns and Cornets, 69
Private Soldiers, 3067
Petition from the Common Council, with the following one.
"To the Right Honourable the Lords in Parliament assembled.
"The humble Petition of the Lord Mayor,
Aldermen, and Commons, of the City
of London, in Common Council assembled;
"That your Petitioners, sitting in Common Council
upon Occasions presented by a Committee of the
Honourable House of Commons, a Petition was exhibited unto them, by divers well-affected Citizens,
with a Paper thereunto annexed, and very many Hands
subscribed; which Petition and Paper they desired
might be presented to the Honourable Houses of
Parliament; and being read, and seriously considered
of, they did apprehend the Contents thereof to be
Matter of very high Concernment; and thereupon
thought it their Duty to present the same to the
Honourable Houses of Parliament.
And whereas there is Mention therein made of
some Jealousies concerning the City of London, which
(as they hope) cannot be justly charged upon them;
so they shall be ready to vindicate themselves from
the said Jealousies, when the Honourable Houses of
Parliament shall think fit to require the same.
And your Petitioners, as bound, shall humbly
Petition from Citizens and others, with the following Paper.
To the Right Honourable the Lords assembled
in the High Court of Parliament of England,
sitting at Westminster.
The humble Petition of divers well-affected Ministers, Citizens, and others,
of the City of London and Parts adjacent; together with a Paper annexed,
of their humble Desires for the Allaying
and Removal of the Jealousies and Discontents, the visible Causes of our sad
Divisions and Distractions;
That the many treacherous Plots and Contrivances
working by the Common Enemy in some Parts, their
open Appearing again in other Parts of this Kingdom, their great Hopes and high Assurances they
boast of generally, by a Second War, to obtain their
wicked Ends, the Destruction of this Parliament,
together with the Ruin of our Religion, Laws, and
Liberties, and the sad Divisions and Distractions
which your Petitioners do at the same Time (to their
great Grief of Heart) behold amongst those who
have formerly been engaged with you in one and
the same Cause, now weakening their Hands and
Counsels, alienating their Affections one from another, and fitting them only to be a Prey to the
common Enemy, do necessitate your Petitioners, out
of their abundant Sense and Sorrow for these Things,
to open and unfold the visible Causes thereof to this
Honourable Court, in the Paper hereunto annexed,
together with those Things your Petitioners humbly
conceive may be healing Remedies.
Therefore your Petitioners do humbly pray,
That this Honourable Court will take the
said Paper annexed into their serious Consideration; and that they may be so understood, as whatsoever is therein presented is out
of the Sincerity of your Petitioners Hearts,
and their Zeal to the Honour and Happiness of the Parliament and Kingdom, and
wholly with Submission to your Honours Wisdom and Determination: And if, by what is
suggested therein, your Petitioners shall in the
least Measure be instrumental to the Healing
of those Wounds which are made by the Divisions among us; as they shall have great
Cause to bless God, so they shall for ever acknowledge the Wisdom and Goodness of this
Honourable Court, and be further engaged
to adhere thereunto with their Lives and
And your Petitioners, &c.
Paper from them, desiring Justice on Delinquents;—for the Government not to be altered;—for a Peace to be obtained, and for the Army to be disbanded;—and concerning their Jealousies of the Parliament, City, and Army.
That the present great Divisions and Jealousies in
this Kingdom, in reference both to Church and State,
among those that have been formerly united and engaged in the Cause of the Parliament and Kingdom,
have given great Advantage to the malignant Party,
to make their late Insurrections, and to lay the Foundation of a Second War; and that the Jealousies and
Discontents throughout the Kingdom are such as
principally concern Parliament, City, and Army.
Those concerning the Parliament seem to arise
from Apprehensions and Fears:
1. That the Parliament intend not really to settle
Religion, according to the Word of God, and
the solemn League and Covenant, nor the Execution of Justice upon Delinquents; but that
what they do therein ariseth more out of the
several Exigents they are brought into, than
out of a Love and Liking of the Things themselves, and full Resolutions to maintain them.
2. That they intend to alter the ancient and
fundamental Government of this Kingdom,
by King, Lords, and Commons.
3. That they intend, not only the necessary Continuance of the Army at present, and to make
Use thereof for the subduing the common
Enemy, and quieting the Distempers of the
Kingdom; but to govern the Kingdom by an
Army, to be perpetually maintained to that
End, and consequently the continuing of Excise and Taxations.
4. That they intend not really to make a Peace
with the King, though they might have it
with Safety and Security to Religion, Law,
For Remedy whereof, it is earnestly desired,
1. That the Parliament would please fully
and effectually to declare their sincere Resolutions to perfect the Work of Reformation, according to the Word of God and
the solemn League and Covenant, with Execution of Justice upon Delinquents, and
their Resolutions to remain stedfast and unmovable therein, notwithstanding any Pressure of a popish and prelatical Party, and
the Influence of any other Party or Forces
2. That they publish to the Kingdom, their
Resolution not to alter the Government
thereof, by King, Lords, and Commons.
3. That the Parliament will proceed, with all
Chearfulness and possible Speed, to obtain
a Peace, upon Terms that are secure for
Religion, Law, and Liberty, and for those
that have adventured their Lives and Estates
for the Parliament; for that End, that the
Treaty the Houses have resolved upon at
the Isle of Wight, or shall resolve upon at
any other Place, may be so managed, that
it may be a real Demonstration to the Kingdom, that, as the Parliament will not recede from the Grounds of their Cause, so
there shall be no other just Cause given,
either by Delay or Obstruction, to a safe
and well-grounded Peace on their Parts.
4. That, upon such a Settlement, timely Care
may be taken for easing the People of the
Burden of Armies and Taxations; and Encouragement given to the Advance of Trade.
Jealousies concerning the City.
1. That they seem to recede from their former
sound Principles upon which they have engaged with the Parliament, in their earnest pressing
the Parliament for Peace, for a Personal
Treaty, and the King's coming to London,
without the like Expressions of their Zeal
for the Reformation of Religion, Freedom
of Parliament, and Liberty of the Subject,
to be provided for in that Treaty, and secured in the Settlement of Peace; whereby
they have too much gratified and strengthened
the common Enemy in their late destructive
2. That the former Readiness of the City to
discover the secret Plots of the malignant
Party, and to oppose them when they are discovered both in City and Country, seemeth
to be much abated; and that the Listing of
Horse and Foot and Preparation of Arms, by
many in the City and Out Parts, for the late
Insurrections in the Counties adjacent, together with the general With-holding their
Contributions to the Forces that should oppose them, raises a Jealousy of the City's Affection to the Parliament; and that the late
Confidence taken by a private Person coming
from the Scottish Army into the City, to levy
Money, upon the Faith of the Kingdom of
Scotland, for their Army invading the Kingdom of England, causeth a Jealousy, that secret Compliances are held, and Aids given
to that Army, by too many in this City.
For Remedy whereof, it is desired,
That the Parliament would recommend it to
the City, that they do declare, That, as they
have earnestly desired a Treaty with the
King for Peace, so they are resolved to
assist the Parliament with their Lives and
Estates, to obtain safe Concessions for the
Preservation and Security of Religion, Law,
and Liberty; and that they declare their
great Dislike and Detestation of the late
Tumults in the City, and Insurrections in
the Counties, and the Revolting of the
Ships and Castles; and their Readiness to
assist the Parliament with their Lives and
Estates against them, and the late Invasion
by the Scottish Army, now joined with the
Malignant and Popish Party in the North:
And that they will chearfully submit to the
Wisdom and Determination of the Parliament, in all the weighty Affairs of the
The Discontents and Jealousies concerning
1. From their Averseness to the Settlement of
Religion, in Doctrine, Worship, Discipline,
and Government, according to the Word of
God, and the solemn League and Covenant;
and their countenancing, by their Power,
Multitudes of Persons of unsound judgement,
and those opposite to such a Settlement.
2. Their not submitting formerly to the Parliament's Commands, and intermeddling with
the Transactions of State; and their Disaffection to the City of London, both Ministers
and People well-affected, who have been faithful to this Cause, and stand for Reformation.
3. That if, by the Assistance of the Persons and
Estates of the Well-affected (who are mutually engaged with them in the Public Cause),
they should be enabled to overcome the present Insurrections and Armies raised against it,
they would turn their Success to the Advancement of their own private Power and Ends.
"For Remedy whereof,
It is desired, that the Parliament would recommend it to the General, Commanders,
and Officers of the Army, That they do
declare their Resolutions to submit to what
they shall do, in the Establishing of Religion, the Settlement of the Peace of the
Kingdom, and Preservation of the fundamental Government thereof; and that they
declare an amicable Respect and Agreement with the City of London; and that
when the Parliament in their Wisdoms shall
think fit to lessen or disband the Army,
that they accordingly yield Obedience."
Ordinance for 40,000 l;. for the Navy; 7000 l. for furnishing the Stores with Ammunition; and 3000 l;. for the Forces of Lancashire.
Whereas, upon the Departure of the Scottish Army
out of this Kingdom of England, in the Year 1646,
it was agreed, that Four Hundred Thousand Pounds
should be paid unto them, in full Satisfaction for all
Arrears due unto the Kingdom of Scotland for that
Army, whereof Two Hundred Thousand Pounds
was paid then unto them in Ready Money; and,
by Articles of Agreement then passed with their
Commissioners, the Public Faith of this Kingdom
was given, for Payment of the latter Two Hundred
Thousand Pounds; and, for the better Satisfaction
and Security of certain Persons of that Nation, the
Sum of Fifty Thousand Pounds thereof was, by Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, dated the 12th
of January, 1646, appointed to be paid, out of the
Receipts of such Monies as should come in and be
received by Fines and Compositions made, and to be
made, with Papists and Delinquents, or by Sale of Papists and Delinquents Estates, at the End of Twelve
Months after the Payment of the last One Hundred
Thousand Pounds of the First Two Hundred Thousand Pounds, being the 3d Day of February, 1647, now
last past; and at the same Time Fifty Thousand
Pounds more, to make up the Third Hundred Thousand Pounds; and Twelve Months after that, (videlicet,) the 3d of February, 1648, One Hundred Thousand Pounds more, to make up the Four Hundred
Thousand Pounds, by such Ways and Means as both
Houses of Parliament should think fit: Be it therefore Ordained, That the latter Fifty Thousand Pounds, Part of
the said Third One Hundred Thousand Pounds, charged
and assigned on the said Receipts for Fines and Compositions of Papists and Delinquents, or Sale of their Estates,
be paid by the Committee at Gouldsmiths Hall, their
Treasurer or Treasurers, to the Persons, and for the
Uses, hereafter mentioned; that is to say, Forty
Thousand Pounds thereof to be paid unto Sir Henry
Vane Junior, Knight, Treasurer of the Navy, by Order
of the Committee of the Navy; Seven Thousand
Pounds more thereof to be paid unto Sir Walter Erle
Knight, Lieutenant of the Ordnance, for furnishing the
Public Stores with Powder and other Ammunition for
Land and Sea Service; and the remaining Three
Thousand Pounds to be paid to Mr. William Cottom,
of Preston, in the County of Lanc. for Payment of the
Forces of Lancasheir, that, in the late Expedition
against Langdale and his Forces and the Scotts Army,
went out of that County, under the Command of Colonel Ralph Ashton: And this present Ordinance shall
be to the Treasurers of Gouldsmith Hall, and all others
whom it may concern, a sufficient Power and Authority to pay the said respective Sums unto the said Persons respectively; (videlicet,) to the said Sir Henry
Vane, the said Sum of Forty Thousand Pounds;
to the said Sir Walter Erle, the said Sum of Seven
Thousand Pounds; to the said William Cottom, the
said Sum of Three Thousand Pounds; whose respective Acquittances shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Treasurers; any former or other
Ordinance, concerning the Payment of the said
Fifty Thousand Pounds, to the contrary in any
Manner notwithstanding: And it is further Ordained,
That the Committee of the Navy, or any Five
of them, shall have Power to take up Monies at
Interest, not exceeding Eight Pounds per Centum for the Supply of the pressing Occasions of
the Navy, on the Credit of the said Forty Thousand Pounds payable to Sir Henry Vane, and of the
said Seven Thousand Pounds payable to Sir Walter
Erle, and to charge the said Interest on the said Receipts at Gouldsmiths Hall; which the said Committee,
and their Treasurers, are hereby required to make Payment of accordingly; and for so doing, this shall be
their sufficient Warrant."
Letter to I., Fairfax, thanking him for his Service before Colchester; and desiring him to send L. Goring and L. Capel to Windsor:
"The Lords have received your Letter, by which you
give them an Account of the Rendition of Colchester;
have commanded me to return Thanks to your Lordship, for your Respect to them, and also for the good
Service done in regaining of the said Town. They
further desire, that you will send the Lord Goreing
and the Lord Capell unto Windsor Castle, with a
Guard for their Safety; and the Lords will give
Order that the Governor shall receive them, and keep
them in safe Custody.
31 Aug. 1648.
"Friend and Servant,
Colonel Whichcot to receive them there.
"Ordered, by the Lords in Parliament assembled,
That Colonel Whichcutt, the now Governor of Windsor Castle, shall take into his Custody the Bodies of
George Lord Goreing and Arthur Lord Capell, and
keep them in Safety; being taken in actual War against
"To the Governor of the Castle of Windsor,
his Deputy and Deputies."