DIE Jovis, 6 die Novembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Carryll.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Preacher at the Fast.
Ordered, That Mr. Calamy is excused for preaching
before the Lords next Fast, and Mr. Burroughs is appointed to preach in his stead.
Colonel Thomas to be Governor of Chepstow.
Ordered, That the Members of both Houses that
are of the Committee of both Kingdoms do grant a
Commission unto Colonel Thomas Hughes, to be Governor of Chepstow Town and Castle.
Ordinances for Concurrence.
An Ordinance concerning an Assessment for Glouc.
Hereford, (fn. *) &c. was read, and Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
An Order for adding more Persons to be Committees
for Accompts, was read, and Agreed to.
(Here enter it.)
An Ordinance was read, for issuing out One Hundred
Pounds, for Colonel Morgan, out of the Excise.
(Here enter it.)
The Earl of Manchester reported a Paper from the
Committee of both Kingdoms, as follows:
Letter of Credence and Instructions to the Agent going to Denmark.
"Die Martis, 4 die Nov. 1645.
"At the Committee of both Kingdoms, at Derby
"Ordered, That the Instructions for the Agent to
the King of Denmarke, and likewise the Letter of
Credence, be reported to both Houses."
Then the Instructions were read, and approved of.
And the Letter of Credence was read, and approved of.
Message to the H. C. with them;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Mr. Ayliff and Doctor Heath:
To communicate to them the Letter of Credence and
the Instructions; and desire their Concurrence therein,
with what Expedition they can, in regard the Ships do
stay for this Business.
and for Committees to meet about the Ordinance concerning Westminster College;
2. That this House doth desire, that the House of
Commons will appoint a Committee of their House, proportionable to a Committee of Four Lords, to confer
about an Ordinance lately sent up by them concerning
the College of Westm.; and to shew what Grounds they
had to displace John Oakely from his Place of Receiver
to that College, he having a Patent thereof during his
Life; and that the Committee may meet To-morrow
Morning, and when after they please.
about the E. of Stamford;
3. To put them in Mind of the Earl of Stamford's
and the Ordinance to increase the Parsonage of Kirtling.
4. To desire their Concurrence in the Ordinance concerning the Parish of Kirtling, in the County of Cambridge.
Dr. King, elected Master of Trinity Hall in Cambridge, approved of.
Upon reading of the Petition of the Fellows of
Trynity Hall, in the University of Cambridge; shewing,
"That they with all Thankfulness acknowledging the
great Care of their Lordships; for the Encouragement
of Learning, and the particular Respect to their College or Hall, in restoring them the Liberty not only to
proceed in the former Election of John Selden Esquire,
a worthy Member of the House of Commons, to the
Mastership of the said Hall; but, upon his Refusal,
to elect another, fit and capable by the Statutes of
the said Hall, to be approved by both Houses of Parliament: That, since they could not have the Happiness to enjoy their most desired Choice of the said
John Selden, he having under his Hand renounced it,
they have, with the Consent of the greatest Part of
their Company, elected to the said Mastership Robert
Kinge, Doctor of the Civil Law, and a late Fellow of
the same, and such a one whose former Services and
good Demeanor in the said College have made him
very fit and capable of the Government of the same:
Therefore the Petitioners Desire is, that this House
would please to allow of the said Election of the said
Robert King, to admit them to proceed to the Admittance of him into the said Place, according to their
(fn. *) Statutes."
It is Ordered, That this House approves of the
Choice of Robert Kinge; and that the Petitioners do
proceed accordingly as they desire; and the Concurrence
of the House of Commons is to [ (fn. †) be desired] herein.
Message to the H. C. to concur in it.
And accordingly the said Petition was sent down to
the House of Commons, by Mr. Serjeant Ayliff and
Doctor Heath, for their Concurrence therein.
A Letter was read; directed,
Letter from Colonel Pointz, that he had taken Shelford House by Storm, and that the King is still at Newark.
"For the Right Honourable the Lord Gray of
Warke, Speaker of the House of Peers.
"I am to render your Honour this brief Account of
what it pleased God to do for us in the late Storming
of Shelford House. On Saturday (having sent a strong
Party of Horse and Dragoons to attend the King's
Motion in case He seeks to break away from Newarke),
I advanced towards Shelford; where Colonel Rossiter
joining with me, I presently clapped down before it,
and took divers of their Men Prisoners, who were got
into the Church. This Day, being prepared for a
Storm, I summoned the House, whereto the young
Governor returned me a very peremptory Answer;
whereupon we fell on with much Resolution on all
Sides, and were entertained for Half an Hour with
like Courage; but at length they were forced to leave
that hot Service. They were in all near Two Hundred,
most of the Queen's Regiment being there. About
Forty of them escaped with their Lives, and are
brought Prisoners into this Town; the rest put to the
Sword. The Governor, being dangerously shot and
wounded, was stript for dead; but some Officers took
Pity upon the young Gentleman, and got him off;
peradventure it may recover him. The London Brigade behaved themselves very faithfully in this Service; the rest wanted no Courage. To God be the
Praise. Our next Design is against Werton House; and
I hope it will be the next News, that it is reduced.
Howsoever, I shall use my faithful Endeavours therein;
and in all other Respects continue,
Bingham, 3. November, 1645.
"Your obedient and faithful
"Servant till Death,
"The King is still at Newarke; I have a strong
Party that waits His Motion.
Sir, I hold it necessary that Shelford (fn. *) House be
continued a Garrison, till Newarke be reduced;
till which Time I desire your Order for Lieutenant Colonel Carleton, who behaved himself
faithfully in the Public Service, to be Governor thereof."
Letter of Thanks to be wrote to Colonel Pointz.
Ordered, That the Speaker do write a Letter to
Colonel Points, to give him Thanks, from this House,
for his good Service and Faithfulness.
Orderconcerning Accommodation in Matter of Church Government.
Ordered, That the Committee of Lords and Commons, appointed to treat with the Commissioners of Scotland and the Committee of the Assembly, do take into
Consideration the Differences in Opinion of the Members of the Assembly, in Point of Church Government;
and to endeavour a Union, if it be possible; and in case
that cannot be done, to endeavour the finding out some
Way how far tender Consciences, who cannot in all
Things submit to the common Rule which shall be established, may be borne with, according to the Word, and
as may stand with the Public Peace; that so the Proceedings of the Assembly may not be so much retarded.
Message to the H. C. for Committees to meet with the Scots Commissioners about it.
Ordered, To let the House of Commons know,
that this House agrees to the Meeting of the Committees
of both Houses with the Scotts Commissioners and the
Committee of Assembly of Divines, according to the
aforesaid Powers; and that this be One of the Particulars of the Message now to be sent down by Serjeant
Ayliff and Doctor Heath.
Ordinance for Assessments in Gloucester, Hereford, &c.
It is Ordained, and be it Ordained, by the Lords
and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Committees of Gloucester, Hereford, Monmouth, Glamorgan,
Brecknock, and Radnor, nominated in several Ordinances
of Parliament, or any Four or more of them, shall
have, and hereby hath, full Power and Authority to
rate and tax, upon the County of Monmouth, One
Hundred and Fifty Pounds per Week; upon the County
of Gloucester, the Sum of One Thousand Pounds per
Week; and on the City and County of the said City
of Gloucester, the Sum of One Hundred Pounds per
Week; to be Weekly paid, for the Space of Nine
Months next ensuing the Date hereof, unless the said
Houses of Parliament shall make any other Order
concerning the same; to be rated, taxed, levied, and
collected, in such Sort, Manner, and Form, as is prescribed in the former Ordinances of Weekly Assessments, and to be employed for and towards the Maintenance of the Forces in the Garrisons of the said
several Counties: And be it further Ordained, That
Sir Trevor Williams Baronet, Thomas Herbert, Henry
Vaughan Esquires, William Blethynn, William Packer,
and Rice William, Gentlemen, are hereby added to the
Committees of the aforesaid Counties."
Additional Names to the Committee for Accompts.
"Upon the humble Certificate of the Committee for
Accompts: It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That Peter Warburton Esquire,
Job Throgmorton Esquire, William Hinbrey, Thomas
Bromfeild, Humphrey Foord, Richard Burren, Fenton
Parsons, Esquires, Hugh Wood, Ellys Cunliff, Hugh
Norris, Abraham Holdith, and William Harrington,
Merchants, be, and are hereby, added to the Committee of Accompts; and that they, and every of
them, do take the Oath appointed by the Ordinance
to be taken by such as are herein nominated to be of
the Committee of Accompts, according as is in the
said Ordinance prescribed.
Order for the Commissioners of Excise to reimburse themselves 100l. advanced to Colonel Morgan.
"Whereas Thomas Foote Esquire, Alderman of the
City of London, and the rest of the Commissioners of
Excise and new Impost, have advanced and lent the
Sum of One Hundred Pounds, to be bestowed as a
Gift on Colonel Thomas Morgan, Governor of Gloucester: Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons
in Parliament, That the said Commissioners of Excise
shall and may satisfy and reimburse themselves, and
that their Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, shall
and may be reimbursed, the said One Hundred Pounds,
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, out of
such Intervals of Receipts, upon the Ordinance of
the 11th of September, 1643, as shall happen when
other Payments already assigned on those Receipts
shall not fall due, or, in Default of such Intervals,
then as the same shall follow in Course; and shall not,
by any other Ordinance of Parliament, be debarred
from being satisfied accordingly: And the Commissioners of Excise are authorized to pay the said One
Hundred Pounds to Thomas Pury Esquire, whose
Receipt shall be a sufficient Discharge to them, and
every of them, in that Behalf: And it is further Ordained, That in case the said One Hundred Pounds,
and Interest, or any Part thereof, shall not be reimbursed and paid unto the said Commissioners of Excise, in the Intervals or Course of this present Year,
ending the 11th of September, 1646, that then the
said Commissioners of Excise, their Executors and Administrators, shall be reimbursed and paid, out of the
further Receipts of the Excise, by the Commissioners
for the Time being, according to the true Intent and
Meaning of this Ordinance; and the Commissioners
of Excise for the Time being are authorized to make
Payment of the said One Hundred Pounds and Interest
House adjourned till 10a cras.