DIE Martis, 3 die Novembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Hickes.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
Russia Merchants Petition.
A Petition of the Muscovia Merchants was read, with
an Abstract of a Letter from their Consul in Moscovia.
It is Ordered, That this Letter, and the Abstract of Letters, be sent to the House of Commons;
and desire their Concurrence, that it may be referred
to the Consideration of the Committee for Foreign
Lampley to be Sheriff of Cumberland.
Ordered, That Mr. Lampley is nominated to (fn. *) be
High Sheriff of the County of Cumberland; and the
House of Commons to be put in Mind of it.
Sibsey and Kingerby.
Upon (fn. †) reading the Answer of Captain Kingerby to
the Petition of Sibsey: It is Ordered, To hear the
Cause between them on Friday Morning next.
Preachers at the Fast.
Ordered, That Mr. Warde and Mr. Price be appointed to preach on the next Fast-day, before the Lords
in Parliament, in the Abbey of Westm.
Capt. Trelawny, a Hab. Corp.
Ordered, That a Writ of Habeas Corpus cum Causa
shall be issued out, to the Sheriffs of London, to bring
before the Lords in Parliament the Body of Captain Trelawny immediately.
Ordinance concerning the Lieutenant of The Tower.
The Ordinance concerning the Lieutenant of The
Tower, was read the Second Time, and committed to
the Committee of the whole House.
And the House was adjourned into a Committee
The House was resumed; but nothing done in it.
Pamphlets complained of by the Scots Commissioners.
This Day the original Letters out of which the Declaration was printed, complained of by the Scotts Commissioners, (fn. *) were brought in:
And Walker, that caused the said Letters to be printed, was called in, and asked how he came by these
And he said, "He received them of Mr. Westropp,
who brought them to him licensed by one Mabbott,
who hath Authority from the House of Commons
Walker to bring Mabbott's Licence for it.
It is Ordered, That the said Walker do bring it
under Mabbott's Hand-writing, that he did license it.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Sandys, &c; who brought an Ordinance, intituled,
An Ordinance for the (fn. †) appointing the Sale of the
Bishops Lands, for the Use of the Commonwealth;
which they had passed, and they desire their Lordships Concurrence therein."
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships will take their Message into
speedy Consideration, and will send an Answer, by Messengers of their own.
Papers from the Scots Commissioners.
Next, was read Two Papers, sent from the Scotts
Commissioners. (Here enter them.)
Ordinance for Sale of Bishops Lands.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for the Sale of the
Bishops Lands shall be read the First Time To-morrow
Pamphlets against the Scots to be suppressed.
Ordered, That this House thinks it fit that a Committee be appointed, to prepare for a Conference with
the House of Commons, concerning the inhibiting of
printed Pamphlets, which may breed Differences between
the Two Kingdoms.
Ordinance concerning Compositions at Goldsmiths Hall.
Ordered, That Saturday next shall be taken into
Consideration the Business of Goldsmith Hall; and the
Ordinances which rest in this House unpassed, concerning discharging of Delinquents Estates upon their Composition.
March, of Winton's Petition for a Maintenance.
Upon reading the Petition of the Lady Marquess of
Winton, for some Maintenance: It is Ordered, To be
recommended to the House of Commons.
Message to the H. C. about the following Particulars.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Dr. Aylet and Dr. Heath:
1. To put them in Mind of the Order formerly sent
down, for preventing any Forces to quarter near the
2. To put them in Mind of Mr. Lampley to be High
Sheriff of the County of Cumberland.
3. To recommend to them the Petition of the Lady
Marquess of Winton.
4. To put them in Mind; videlicet,
1. Of Mr. Rawlinson' Ordinance.
2. Of Mr. Greenhill's Petition.
3. Of Doctor Prideaux' Petition.
Edwards to be instituted to Boughton.
Ordered, That Doctor Heath shall give Institution
and Induction to Richard Edwards, to be Parson of
Boughton, in the County of North'ton; being presented
thereunto by the Earl of Pembrooke; and this with a
salvo Jure cujuscunque.
Lewis to be instituted to Landyssell.
Ordered, That Doctor Aylett, or his lawful Deputy,
are hereby authorized and required to give Institution
and Induction to Lodowicke Lewis Clerk, to the Parsonage of Llandyssell, in the County of Cardigan, salvo
Jure cujuscunque; he producing his Presentation thereunto under the Hand and Seal of the Earl of Ancram,
the lawful Patron.
Papers from the Scots Commissioners, concerning Complaints against their Army, for levying Money in the Northern Counties;— and desiring the Pamphlets reflecting on it may be suppressed.
"Upon Satturday at Night wee received from your
Lordships severall Papers and Petitions, sent out of
the Northerne Parts of this Kingdome, concerning
the Sufferings of the Inhabitants there and the
Monyes payd by them to the Scottish Army; to which
Papers, untill wee receive particular Information from
the Army, wee returne this Answere:
"That wee are informed, by some of the Officers of
the Scottish Army now in London, that the Inhabitants
of Cleveland, Bedall, and Aske, whoe sent theis Petitions to the Parliament, have suffered more then any
others in the Northerne Countyes, the Quarters of
the Scottish Army being strait, and those Parts fittest
for their Accommodation; but that divers Proportions mentioned in those Papers are not neere soe
great as they are represented, and in particular, that
the Summes are much lesse in the subscribed Accompts
given in by the Country to the Scottish Army; and
whatever Monyes are payd by them to the Scottish
Army, they discharge their Quarters with those
Monyes, which, however they may bee disproportionable to the Abbilities of the Country, yet there is
noe more taken then in the least Measure may enable
the Army to subsist, nor is there any more allowed
unto them then Fower Pence per Diem to the Foote
Souldier, Twelve Pence to the Horse, and Third Part
Pay to the Officer.
"Uppon all which wee doe observe, That the Scottish
Army, receiving noe Pay from the Parliament for
neere the Seaven Moneths past, are enforced to quarter in those Parts of the Kingdome which are not exhausted, and have suffered most since the Begining of
theise Warres, and are also exceedingly straitned in
their Quarters by reason the English Forces doe lie
soe neere them, whereof the Effects are, the Undoeing of the poore Inhabitants there, the rendring of
the Scottish Army odious, and raising Discontent in
the People against them; whereas, if Care had bin
taken for their Intertainment, and the Burthen of their
Maintenance bin equally layd uppon the whole Kingdome, the Scottish Army had bin much better provided, and the Inhabitants of those Northerne Parts
had never bin subjected to such heavy Burthens; and
though it were true that the present Monethly Charg
of the Scottish Army did amount to 19,700£. (which
wee doe very much question) yet this Summe is farr
with the 31,000£. contracted for by the Treaty, beside
the Surpusage that may appeare due uppon Accompt.
Wee doe likewise observe from those Papers, that
wee have good Reason to complayne of the vile Aspersions soe unjustly cast upon the Scottish Army by
the Weekly Diurnalls and Pamphlets, and in particular of that printed Declaration presented by us to
the Howses, wherein (beside other detestable and
exasperating Language), to delude the People, it is
said, "That the Scottish Army doe assesse according
to the Rate 147,000£. per Mensem;" and wee doe
expect that the Honnorable Howses will in Justice
take Order with such Abusers of the People, and
prevent their Practizes for the future; uppon which
wee doe the rather insist, that the Diurnall this
Weeke has re-printed the same Things, and, to deceive the People, hath grosely perverted the Meaning of some Things contayned in the Petitions sent
from the North. And it doth further appeare, that
the Desires of these Petitions and Letters is the same
with ours; and that there is an urgent Necessitie for
the Howses of Parliament speedylie to take into Consideration the Desires of our severall Papers, for
hasting the 200,000£. to the Army, and their Removeall out of this Kingdome.
"And sith the Necessities of that Army doe dayly
increase, and the longer they stay in the Kingdome
they must needes bee a greater Burthen unto it,
especially to those Parts where they doe quarter;
and being most of Sir Thomas Fairfax's Army (for
what Ends wee know not) is marched Northward,
whereby Differences may arise, to the Disturbance
of the Peace of the Kingdomes; wee doe earnestly
intreat the Honnorable Howses to lay these Things
timeously to Hart, and to give such a speedy and just
Answere to our former Papers, as may bee a meane
to preserve these Kingdomes in a happy Union and
"By Commaund of the Commissioners
for the Parliament of Scotland.
3 Novem. 1646.
Concerning their levying those Monies, and protecting Metcalf, a Delinquant
"Whereas it is said in One of the Papers delivered
unto us, That the Parliament received a Letter from
us, intimating, That the Scottish Army had received
noe Pay for many Moneths last past, and that it appears to the Howses, by the Letters from the North,
that 19,700£. is Monethly payd to the Scottish Army;
wee answere, That, in our Letters to the Howses,
wee said, that noe Money or Pay was sent unto the
Scottish Army from hence, and that noe Course was
taken for their Entertainement for theise 6 Moneths
past, which, wee trust, wil bee acknowledged for a
Trueth; and wee were soe farr from alleading that
they received nothing in the North, that, in all our
Letters, wee did expresly say, that our Army was
forced to take the Meanes of their Subsistence from
those exhausted and impoverished Counties; wherein
our cheife End was, to represent their Sufferings,
and to move the Parliament to take some Course for
their Ease and Releife, and to lay the Burthen of
the Maintenance of that Army, not uppon a Corner,
but equally uppon the whole Kingdome.
"Concerning that Metcalfe mentioned in a Warrand
of Lieutenant Gennerall Lesley, wee know not whether
hee hath at any Time granted such a Warrant;
only wee are informed, that the Wife of one Metcalfe,
a poore old Woman, doeth live in the Quarters of
Lieutenant Gennerall Lesley, but that the said Metcalfe her Husband doeth not ordinarily reside there;
and that the whole Estate is very inconsiderable, and
that Two Parts thereof are sequestred; but if that
any such Warrant hath bin given, and that there bee
not a cleere Reason for it, wee are confident that,
uppon better Information, the Leiutenant Gennerall
will rectifie any Disorder of that Kinde: And if there
bee any other Protection or countenancing of Persons
disaffected to the Parliament within the Quarters of
the Scottish Army, wee will give Assurance that, uppon
Knowledge thereof, it shall bee forthwith redressed.
"By Commaund of the Commissioners
for the Parliament of Scotland.
3 Novem. 1646.
Ordinance to clear Sir Rob. Eyton and Bulkleys of their Delinquency.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That, in Confirmation of the Undertaking of the Committee of both Kingdoms and of
Colonel Mitton, concerning the Surrender of the
Castle of Beaumaris, That Sir Robert Eyton, Thomas
Bulkley Esquire, and Mr. Rich'd Bulkley his Son, be
freed and discharged of and from their respective Delinquencies; and that the Sequestrations of their respective Estates be freely taken off and discharged."
Ordinance for Payment of the Garrisons of Dover and Chatham.
(fn. *) This Ordinance past, Martis, 27 Oct. 1646.
"It is this Day Ordained, by the Lords and Commons
assembled in Parliament, That the Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds, be paid out of the Two Parts of the
Sequestrations of the Estates of Sir Will'm Boteler
Knight and Baronet, and John Cary Esquire; and if
the said Sum be not fully paid out of the said Sequestrations before Composition or Sale of their
Estates, then to be made up out of the First of those
Estates that shall be compounded for or sold; for and
towards the Payment of the Arrears of the Garrison
of Dover Castle, Archcliff Fort, and Motes Bulwarke,
and impressed upon Accompt unto John Boys Esquire,
Lieutenant of the said Castle, whose Receipt, or his
Assigns by him under his Hand authorized thereunto,
shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge: And it
is further Ordained, in regard the Soldiers belonging
to the said Castle, Arckliff Fort, and Motes Bulwarke,
are indebted to divers Inhabitants of Dover for Victual and other Necessaries, for Want of which Money
they are much impoverished, that Sir Henry Hayman Knight and Baronet, Henry Oxenden, John Boys,
Thomas Westrow, and John Dixwell, Esquires, Captain
Temple, and Mr. Will'm Richards of Dover, or any
Three of them, see the Sum of Money aforesaid
proportionably paid, for the Payment of the Soldiers
Debts, unto the said Inhabitants of Dover: It is
further Ordered, That Four Hundred Ninety and
Four Pounds, Four Shillings, shall be paid out of the
Estates abovesaid, over and above the Sum abovementioned, and in the like Manner, for the Payment
of the Arrears due to the Soldiers of the late Garrison of Chattam Dock, unto Charles Bolles Gentleman,
whose Receipt under his Hand shall be a sufficient
Warrant and Discharge, and who is also to take Care
that the Tradesmen be paid who trusted them for Necessaries whilst they were in Pay."
House adjourned till 9a cras.