DIE Sabbati, 1 die Martii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Stirry.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker this Day.
Information against the Lord General, to the Committee of the Militia, by Col. Ware.
The Lord General informed this House, "That
Two of the Militia of London came to him, to acquaint him that Colonel Ware came to the Militia of
London, and made an Information to them against the
Lord General, which tends much to his Dishonour:"
And he being a Peer of the Realm, and a Member of
this House, the House thought it fit to have the Examination of it; and appointed these Lords following to
examine the whole Business, and make Report (fn. *) of the
same to this House; and to have Power to send for
such Witnesses as they shall see Occasion to examine:
Their Lordships, or any Three, to meet when
they please; and to adjourn from Time to
Time, as they shall see Cause.
Mr. Serjeant Whitfeild and Mr. Serjeant
Fynch to attend the said Committee.
Words against the E. of Stamford, by Col. Rous.
The Earl of Stamford acquainted this House, "That
Colonel Anthony Rous hath spoken scandalous Words
of his Lordship, which tends to his great Dishonour."
Hereupon this House Ordered, That the Examination of this Business is referred to the same Committee that is to examine the Business of the Lord
General against Colonel Ware, and to report the same
to this House; and to have Power to send for Witnesses, and adjourn as they shall think fit.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Nicolls;
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Particulars following:
1. An Ordinance for paying Five Hundred and
Ninety-two Pounds, out of the Excise, for the providing Ammunition for the Northern Army.
(Here enter it.)
Read Thrice, and Agreed to.
2. An Ordinance for paying Four Thousand Pounds,
out of the Excise, for providing Ammunition for the
Public Stores. (Here enter it.)
Read Thrice, and Agreed to.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Ordinances now
Major General Tyllier, wounded by his Keeper in The Tower, Leave to go out on Parole, and the Affair to be enquinted into.
The House was informed, "That General Major
Tyllier is in Danger of his Life, by reason of a
Wound in his Head, given him by his Keeper in
The Tower." It is Ordered, That Tyllier, giving
his Parole to the Lord General to be a true Prisoner,
shall have Liberty to come out of The Tower, and
lodge near Mr. John Dixon Surgeon, that so he may
have Means for his Cure; his Life being in Danger, as
appears by a Certificate of the said Mr. Dixon.
And it is further Ordered, That it is referred to
the Earl of Manchester and the Lord Howard, to repair unto The Tower of London, and call such Justice
of the Peace as they shall think fit, to examine the
Business; and, if there be Cause, the Justice of the
Peace is to commit the Keeper to the Prison of Newgate, there to be in safe Custody, that so he may be
tried by the Law, if Tyllier dies; or, in case he recovers, to be punished by exemplary Punishment.
Order for 592 l. out of the Excise, for providing Ammunition for the Northern Army to be sent to Hull.
"Whereas John Towse Esquire, Alderman of the
City of London, and the rest of the Commissioners of
Excise or new Impost, have advanced and lent the Sum
of Five Hundred Ninety- (fn. *) two Pounds, Ten Shillings,
for the Provision of One Hundred Barrels of Powder,
and Ten Ton of Match, to be sent to Hull, for the
Use of the Lord Fairefaix: Be it Ordained, by the
Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That
the said Commissioners of Excise shall and may satisfy and reimburse themselves of the said Five Hundred Ninety-two Pounds, Ten Shillings (together with
Interest for the same, after the Rate of Eight per
Cent. for so long Time as the same, or any Part
thereof, shall be forborn), out of such Intervals of
Receipts of Monies coming in upon the Office of
Excise as shall happen when other Payments shall
not fall due, or, for Want of such Intervals, then
as the Reimbursement thereof shall follow in Course;
and shall not, by any other Order or Ordinance of
One or both Houses of Parliament, be debarred from
satisfying themselves accordingly; and the Receipt of
Bartholomew Wormell shall be a sufficient Discharge
for the said Five Hundred Ninety-two Pounds, Ten
Shillings, to the said Commissioners, in that Behalf."
Order for 4000 l. out of the Excise, for providing the Public Stores with Ammunition, &c.
"Whereas, by Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, of the 7th of December, 1644, Six Thousand Pounds was ordained to be raised and paid, out
of the Excise or new Impost, for furnishing the
Public Stores with Gunpowder, Ammunition, Match,
and Bullet, as therein is expressed; of which Six
Thousand Pounds, John Towse Esquire, Alderman of
the City of London, and the rest of the Commissioners
of Excise and new Impost, did advance and pay unto
Sir Walter Erle Knight, Lieutenant of the Ordnance,
the Sum of Two Thousand Pounds, to a later Declaratory Ordinance of the 12th of December last;
in which latter Ordinance, Four Thousand Pounds
is ordained to be paid to the said Sir Walter Erle, in
Course after former Payments then assigned, as thereby appeareth; and whereas the said Commissioners,
for Supply of the pressing Necessities of the Kingdom, have now advanced and lent the said Four Thousand Pounds, the Residue of the Six Thousand Pounds:
Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the said Commissioners of Excise shall
and may satisfy themselves the said Four Thousand
Pounds now advanced, in the Place and Stead, and
in the Time, when the same should have been payable by the said Ordinance of the 12th of December,
1644, unto the said Sir Walter Erle, together with
Interest for the same after the Rate of Eight Pounds
per Cent. for so long Time as the same, or any Part
thereof, shall be forborn, as the same shall fall due
in Course; and shall not, by any other Order or Ordinance of One or both Houses of Parliament, be
secluded from satisfying themselves accordingly; and
that the said Commissioners shall pay the said Four
Thousand Pounds to the said Sir Walter Erle, whose
Receipt shall be their sufficient Discharge in that
House adjourned till 9a, Monday next.