DIE Jovis, 24 die Aprilis.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Staunton.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Message from the H. C. with Orders;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Thomas Witherington Knight, &c.
To desire Concurrence in these Particulars following:
1. An Order to furnish One Hundred Pair of Pistols,
&c. for the Supply of the Horse that are to go to
Colonel Massy. (Here enter it.)
2. An Ordinance for preventing the prest Men
leaving their Colours.
and for Colonel Whitchcott to be Govenor of Windsor.
3. To desire Concurrence in a Vote, "That Colonel
Whitchcott be recommended to the Committee of both
Kingdoms, to be Governor of the Castle of Windsor."
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Order concerning the
Pistols, &c. and to the Vote for Colonel Whitchcott to be
Governor of Windsor; as to the Ordinance concerning
the preventing of prest Men running away from their
Colours, they will take it into Consideration, and send
an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordinance to prevent prest Men from deserting.
Next, the Ordinance for preventing the harbouring
of prest Men that run away from their Colours, was
read Three Times, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Countess of Stamford, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Countess of Stamford is hereby authorized, and freely permitted, to endeavour the
procuring of a Pass, in the King's Quarters, to go with
her Retinue into the County of Cheshire.
Fairefax Legay and Ihannes.
Upon reading the Petition of Wm. Ihannes, in Answer to the Petition of Daniell Fairefax and Isaake
Legay: It is Ordered, That this House will hear the
Counsel of Fairefax and Legay, why the Order of this
House should not stand, for the referring the Cause to
the Determination of the Court of Delegates, on this
Day Sevennight, in the Morning.
Blake to have a Commission, to examine Witnesses.
Upon reading the Petition of Anne Blake, Wife of
Wm. Blake: It is Ordered, That she shall have a
Commission, under the Great Seal, for examining some
of her material Witnesses in Somersetshire; and that
Phillip Bradfort and John Rogers, Clothiers, shall be
Commissioners for the Petitioner; and the Defendants
shall name others for to be Commmissioners.
Lady Hastings and E. of Bridgewater.
Ordered, That the Counsel of the Earl of Bridgwater and the Lady Alice Hastings are appointed to meet
on Monday next, to consider and agree upon, if they
can, what Security the said Lady shall have for her
Money which is in his Lordship's Hands; and to make
Report thereof to this House.
Sir John Conyers's Horse to be restored.
Ordered, That an Order be granted to the Servant of Sir John Conyers, to take into his Custody a
Horse, in whose Hands soever he is, which was taken
away at Gravesende, going to Sir John Conyers in
Holland, by a Parliament Officer.
Morris, One of the Clerks of this House, to have a Salary.
Upon reading the Petition of Henry Morris, an Under Clerk to the Clerk of the Parliament: It is Ordered, To be referred to these Lords following, to
consider what Place is undisposed of, which is fit for
him to supply by Way of Salary, and make Report
thereof to this House:
Wombwell to be continued in his Place at the Customhouse.
Ordered, That the Petition of Wm. Wombell be recommended to the Committee for the Navy, that he
may have the Continuance of his Place in the Customhouse, with the Salary and Profits thereunto belonging,
in regard he is necessarily to attend this House, and his
Attendance is of small Profit to him.
Order for Pistols, &c. for Colonels Dolbeir's and Beher's Regiments.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That the Committee at Habberdashers
Hall do forthwith furnish One Hundred and Fifty
Pair of Pistols with Holsters, Forty Carbines, and
One Hundred Saddles with Furniture, for the Supply of those Horse of Colonel Beber and Colonel Dolbeir's Regiment, that are designed to go to Colonel
Colonel Whitchcott to be Governor of Windsor.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parment assembled, That Colonel Whitchcott be recommended to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to be
Governor of the Castle of Windsor."
Ordinance to prevent preit Men from deserting.
"Whereas, by Ordinance of Parliament, intituled,
An Ordinanceof the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, for the speedy raising and impresting of Men, for the recrniting of the Forces under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairefax, in the
Defence of the Kingdom," it is Ordained (inter
alia), That the Committee of the Militia of the City
of London, the Deputy Lieutenants and Committees
of Parliament, in every County, City, or Place, within
this Realm, or any Two or more of them, within
their several Limits and Jurisdictions, shall be, and
are thereby authorized, required, and enjoined,
from Time to Time, to raise, levy, and imprest, such
Number of Soldiers, for the Defence of the King,
Parliament, and Kingdom, as shall be appointed by
both Houses of Parliament, by the Committee of
both Kingdoms, or by Sir Thomas Fairefax: The said
Lords and Commons, for preventing Abuses which
may happen by the Soldiers absenting themselves
from their Colours and the Army, and by the harbouring and concealing of Soldiers so raised, levied, and
imprested as aforesaid, do therefore Order and Ordain, That all Soldiers already raised, listed, or imprested, or which hereafter shall be raised, listed, or
imprested, under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairefax, shall, upon Pain of Death, to be inflicted without Mercy, repair to their Colours within Six Days
after Publication hereof; and for such as shall be
hereafter imprested and listed, within Six Days after
their listing; and constantly abide there, and not depart without Licence under the Hand of Sir Thomas
Fairefax, or of the superior Officer then present of
the Regiment wherein such Soldier or Soldiers shall
serve: And for the better Discovery of all such
Persons who have been imprested or listed, as already have, or hereafter shall, absent themselves from
their Colours, the said Lords and Commons do
hereby require and command all High Constables,
Petty Constables, Tithing-men, and Headboroughs,
in their several Divisions, Hundreds, Towns, and Parishes, to make strict Search and Enquiry, in the several Houses within their respective Limits and Parishes, for finding out such Soldiers as may be harboured there; and if any Soldier or Soldiers shall be
found remaining in any of the Towns and Places
aforesaid, the High Constables and Petty Constables
aforementioned are hereby authorized and required to
apprehend their Persons, and carry them before such
of the Deputy Lieutenants, Committees of Parliament, or Justices of Peace, as are nearest to the
Places where they are so apprehended, who are
hereby authorized and required to commit such Soldiers to the County Gaol, or other Prison; and to
secure their Horses, Arms, Soldiers Cloaths, and
Monies if they have any, for the Service of the
State: And for the preventing the harbouring and
concealing any Soldier or Soldiers as aforesaid, who
shall depart out, or absent himself from the said
Service, without Licence, it is further Ordained and
Declared, That every Town or Parish, wherein such
Soldier or Soldiers shall be found to be harboured or
concealed, shall forfeit and pay the Sum of Ten
Pounds; and every Person, harbouring or concealing
any Soldier or Soldiers as aforesaid, shall pay for every
Soldier so concealed and harboured Forty Shillings;
all which said several Sums of Money, to be forfeited
as aforesaid, shall be collected, levied, and paid, in
such Sort, Manner, Way, and Form, and shall be
employed to the same Uses, as are prescribed and
set down for levying of Money in the former Ordinance of Parliament, for raising and maintaining
Forces, for Defence of the Kingdom, under the
Command of Sir Thomas Fairefax: And to the Intent that all Soldiers under the Command of the
said Sir Thomas Fairefax, and all and every other
Person and Persons concerned in the Premises, may
take Notice hereof, it is further Ordained, That this
present Ordinance be forthwith printed, and published
in the several Market Towns and Parish Churches of
every County within the Power of the Parliament,
within Six Days next following the Receipt thereof;
that none may pretend Ignorance of any of the Particulars beforementioned: And it is hereby further
Ordained, That the Deputy Lieutenants, Committees
of Parliament, all Mayors, Bailiffs, Sheriffs, Governors of Towns, and Justices of Peace, of the several
Counties, Cities, and Places within this Kingdom, shall
take special Care to put this Ordinance in due Execution, according to the Purport and true Meaning
House adjourned till 9a cras.