DIE Mercurii, 11 die Junii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Arrowsmyth.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Ds. Herbert de Cherbury.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page return with this Answer to the Message to the House of Commons;
That they agree to the Ordinance for raising the One
and Twenty Thousand Pounds per Mensem for the Scotts
Army, with the Alterations; and they agree to the
Ordinance for giving Power to Sir Tho. Fairefax to
press Men. (Here enter them.)
Ordinance to authorize Sir Tho. Fairfax to press Men.
(fn. *) "Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in
Parliament assembled, That Sir Thomas Fairefax shall
have Power, by virtue of this Ordinance, to imprest
Men, in all Towns, Parishes, and Places, as his Army
shall march through or quarter in, during the Space
of One Month after the passing of this present Ordinance: Provided, That this Ordinance shall not
extend to the pressing of any Clergyman, Scholar,
or Student, in any the Universities, Inns of Court or
Chancery, or Houses of Law; or of any Person
rated in the last Subsidy granted by Parliament, or
the Son of any Person rated at Five Pounds Goods,
or Three Pounds Lands, in the Subsidy-books; or of
any Person of the Rank or Degree of an Esquire or
upwards, or the Son of any such Person, or the Son
of the Widow of any such Person; or to the pressing
of any Person under the Age of Eighteen, or above
the Age of Fifty; or of the Members or Officers
of either House of Parliament, or of their menial
Servants, or any the Assistants or Attendants of the
Lords House, or any of their menial Servants; or of
any Mariner, Seaman, Waterman, or Fisherman; or
any Officer employed in the Office of Excise, or in
the Office of Customs for Tonnage or Poundage."
Man and Moore, for abusing Gen. Crawfurd.
Upon reading the Petition of Ric'd Man and James
Moore; desiring to be released from their Imprisonment:
This House thought (fn. *) fit, that Intimation should be
given to the Petitioners, that they should apply themselves to the Scotts Commissioners, and give them Satisfaction for the Injury offered to the Scottish Nation, before they be released by this House.
Damport sent for, for sueing the Keeper of Newgate, for releasing Worsley by Order of this House.
Upon reading the Petition of Henry Wollaston, Keeper
of Newgate; complaining, "That he having released
one Worsley out of his Custody by virtue of an Order
of this House, one Damport hath brought an Action,
and arrested the Petitioner for the same, though the
Order was shewed him."
Hereupon it is Ordered, That the said Damport
shall appear before this House, to answer this Petition,
forthwith after this Order is served upon him; in the
mean * Time, the Proceedings against the Petitioner are
to be stayed.
Sir T. Peyton's Ordinance.
The Ordinance for taking off the Sequestration of
Sir Tho. Peyton's Estate, was read the Second and Third
Time; and Agreed to.
(Here enter it.)
Ordinance to collect the Arrears due on former Ones.
The Ordinance for the speedy bringing in the Arrears
of Monies upon divers Ordinances, was read the Third
Time, and Agreed to, with some Alterations; and Ordered to be sent down to the the House of Commons,
for their Concurrence.
The Lord Robertes reported from the Committee of
both Kingdoms as follows:
"At the Committee of both Kingdoms, at Derby
"Ordered, That the Information given in to this
Committee, by Mr. Salway and Mr. Greensmith, be
reported to both Houses.
"10 June, 1645.
Information that Mr. Cranford had accused the Committee of both Kingdoms, of having an Intention to Fetray the Parliament, &c. to the King.
"This Day, about Half an Hour after Twelve a
Clock, Mr. James Cranford, Minister, came to The
Exchange in London; and did there openly declare and
affirm, "That there was discovered to the Parliament
a great Treachery in the Committee of both Kingdoms, some whereof had assumed to themselves
Power to be a Sub-committee, and had for about
Three Months last past treated secretly with the King,
for the procuring and making their own Peace, and
for the surrendering and delivering up of the Parliament's Forts, Castles, and Garrisons; and that the
Houses of Parliament had chosen a Committee of
Seven Lords and Fourteen Commoners, to search out
this Treason; and that there were divers amongst
them, who were of the former Sub-committee that
treated with the King:" And Mr. Cranford being
asked whether this which he reported was certain
and true; he affirmed it was, and said, "Let it fly as
far it will, for it is true."
"This we do declare and affirm to be the Substance
of Mr. Cranford's Speech to us and divers others,
upon The Exchange.
"Doctor Alston, Colonel Gower, Captain Vennor, and
Mr. Ballow, can give further Information about this
Ordered, That this Information be communicated
to the House of Commons; and to desire that the Committee of the House of Commons may meet with the
Lords of the Committee for the Lord Digbye's Letter,
to consider of it, this Afternoon; and that Mr. Cranford
be sent for, to appear before the said Committee, and
likewise the Witnesses, this Afternoon, at Three of the
Clock, to be examined.
Message to the H. C. for the Committee to consider of Ld. Digby's Letter and this Information.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page:
To communicate the Information of Mr. Salwey and
Mr. Greensmith to them; and to desire that the Committee for the Lord Digbie's Letter may meet this Afternoon, at Three a Clock, and consider of it, and examine the Truth of this Business.
Ld. Herbert, Leave to go to The Spa.
Ordered, That the former Order of this House,
for the granting Leave to the Lord Herbert of Cherbury
to go to The Spaw for his Health, is hereby renewed.
Lady Fr. Conway, a Pass.
Ordered, That the Lady Frances Conway shall have
a Pass, to go from Hill Hall, in Essex, to her House at
Ragland, in Warwickshire.
Ordinance for Mr. Dove to be Storekeeper of the Ordnance at Portsmouth.
An Ordinance was brought in this Day, for making
John Dove Keeper of the Stores of Ammunition, for the
Town, Garrison, and Navy, of and at Portsmouth, was
read the Third Time, and passed.
Message from the H. C. for Ld. Savill to be examined about Ld. Digby's Letter:
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Wm. Lewis:
To desire that the Lord Savill may be sent for, and
examined before the Committee for the Lord Digbie's
Letter; he having reported, "That a Member of the
House of Commons hath given Intelligence at Oxford." And the House of Commons further desires,
that his Person may be secured, and his Papers sealed
His Papers to be sealed up.
Ordered, That the Gentleman * Usher shall require
the Lord Savill to come before the Committee this Afternoon; and that he seal up his Papers, and bring them
before the said Committee.
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House hath Ordered, That the Lord Savill
shall be secured, and brought, with his Papers sealed,
before the Committee this Afternoon.
Answer from thence.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree to the referring the Information concerning Mr. Cranford to the Committee for the Lord
Digbye's Letter, and also to the Meeting of the said
Committee this Afternoon.
Message from thence, to reduce the Quoium of the Committee for Ld. Digby's Letter;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Wm. Lewis:
To desire that the Committee for the Lord Digbye's
Letter may (fn. *) be reduced to Two Lords and Four Commoners.
for Sir T. Fairfax, &c. to take Horses in the Enemy's Quarters;
2. That Sir Thomas Fairefax, and such as he by his
Warrant shall appoint, shall have Power to take such
Horses in the Enemy's Quarters as he shall think fit, for
the Service of the Parliament.
and with Orders, &c.
3. An Order for the paying Two Parts of the new
Excise to the Treasurers for the maimed Soldiers.
(Here enter it.)
4. An Order for paying Monies to the Foot Regiments under the Command of Colonel Paine and Colonel
Willoughby, &c. at Abingdon. (Here enter it.)
5. An Ordinance for Allowance of Fifty Pounds per
Week to the maimed Soldiers, &c. (Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to all the Particulars now
Col. Fielding to attend, about his Exchange.
Ordered, That Colonel Ric'd Feilding shall attend
this House To-morrow Morning; and then this House
will further direct concerning his giving Word, upon his
Honour, not to engage himself in Action in the King's
Army, until he be absolutely exchanged.
Order for paying Two Parts of the new Excise to the Treasurers for maimed Soldiers.
"Whereas the Commissioners of Excise are appointed to pay Two Parts of the new Excise to the
Treasurers for the maimed Soldiers: It is this Day
Ordered and Declared, by the Lords and Commons
assembled in Parliament, That the Receipt and Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Treasurers of maimed
Soldiers, or any Two of them, shall be a sufficient
Discharge to the said Commissioners of Excise, for so
much Monies as they shall pay unto the said Treasurers in Pursuance of the said Ordinance: And it is
further Ordered, That the Commissioners of Excise
do forthwith pay in all such Monies as remain in their
Hands of the Two Parts of the said new Excise to
the Treasurers for maimed Soldiers."
Order for Money for Col. Paine and Col. Willoughby's Regiments at Abingdon.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Committee
for the Militia of London shall have Power, and are
hereby authorized, to issue forth the Remainder of
Money raised, or to be raised, by virtue of an Ordinance of Parliament of the 12th of October last,
towards Pay and Maintenance of the Foot Regiments
under Command of Colonel Paine and Colonel Willoughby, and the Troop of Horse under the Command
of Colonel Underwood at Abingdon: Provided, That, according to former Order, the Waggoners be first
Order for 50l. per Week for maimed Soldiers, &c.
"Whereas, by Order of Parliament, dated 24 Maii,
1645, Fifty Pounds per Week were Ordered to be
allowed, out of the Receipts of Excise, upon the Ordinance of the Eighth of July, 1644, for Relief of
maimed Soldiers, and the Widows and Children of
Soldiers slain in the Parliament's Service, over and
besides Two Hundred Pounds already assigned on those
Receipts for the same Use and Purpose; and whereas
the said Receipts are not sufficient to pay the said Sum
of Fifty Pounds more per Week, as is before directed;
Thomas Foote Esquire, Alderman of the City of London, and the rest of the Commissioners of Excise and
new Impost (to the End so necessary and charitable
a Work may not be neglected), have, for Supply
thereof, consented to advance and lend the Sum of
Four Hundred Pounds: Be it therefore Ordained, by
the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That
the said Commissioners of Excise shall and may reimburse themselves, and that their Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, shall be reimbursed, of the
said Four Hundred Pounds, together with Interest for
the same after the Rate of Eight per Cent. out of the
Receipts of Excise upon the Ordinance 11th of Sep
tember, 1643, for so long Time as the same, or any Part
thereof, shall be forborn, out of the Intervals of Receipts when other Assignments already made shall
not fall due, or, in Default thereof, then (fn. *) in such Order and Course as this Ordinance, according to the
Date hereof, shall succeed; for which Reimbursement of Principal and Interest, this Ordinance shall
be their, the said Commissioners of Excise, Warrant
and Discharge: And it is further Ordained, That the
said Four Hundred Pounds, advanced and lent by the
Commissioners for the Use aforesaid, shall be paid
unto Will'm Greenhill, John Randall, John Pococke,
and Richard Hutchinson, Treasurers appointed for the
maimed Soldiers, or unto any Two of them, whose
Acquittance, testifying the Receipt thereof, shall be
a sufficient Discharge unto the Commissioners of Excise, and every of them, in that Behalf."
Order to clear Sir T. Peyton of his Delinquency.
"Whereas the Fine of a Thousand Pounds was set
upon Sir Thomas Peyton Baronet, for his Delinquency,
unto which he hath submitted, and already paid Five
Hundred Pounds of the said Fine in Hand, and hath
given Security to the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall for
Payment of the Residue upon the 18th Day of July
next ensuing: It is now Ordered, Declared, and
Ordained, by the Lords and Commons assembled in
Parliament, That the said Sum of One Thousand
Pounds, so paid and secured as aforesaid, shall be,
and is accepted as, a full Fine and Composition, from
the said Sir Thomas Peyton, for his Offences and Delinquency; and that, in Consideration thereof, the
said Sir Thomas Peyton shall be, and is hereby, cleared,
acquitted, and discharged, of his Delinquency, and of
the present Restraint of his Person, and of all Penalties, Forfeitures, Seizures, and Sequestrations, for or
upon any Part of his Estate, Real or Personal; and
that the said Sir Thomas Peyton is hereby restored to
his Personal Liberty and Estate as aforesaid, and shall
receive and have the Benefit of his Rents and Profits
then due on the 25th Day of March last past: And
all Committees, Sequestrators, Collectors, and other
Officers whatsoever, are to take Notice hereof, and
to yield ready Obedience hereunto accordingly; any
former Order, Direction, Declaration, or Ordinance,