Die Veneris, 29 Septembris, 1643.
UPON the Petition of Wm. Knightley, Serjeant of his Majesty's Bake-house, John Scudamore, Purveyor for Wheat, Wm. Ward, Garneter, and James Piert, Purveyor; desiring (being commanded by the Officers of the Green Cloth forthwith to repair to Oxon to make up their Accounts) that they might go to Oxon accordingly;
It is Ordered, That Mr. Holland do prepare an Order for the Indemnity of these Gentlemen, and the other Servants of his Majesty; who are enjoined not to go to Oxon, upon any Command or Pretence whatsoever: And these Petitioners are enjoined not to go to Oxon, upon their own Perils.
Lord Lisle's Horses.
Ordered, That the Lord Lisle shall have such Horses of his, as are seized, as he will avow upon his Honour to be his, restored unto him.
Ordered, That Mr. Whitlock do prepare and bring in a preparative Ordinance, upon the Votes passed this House concerning the Company and Fellowship of Merchant Adventurers.
Ordered, That the Auditors appointed by this House to audite and perfect the Accounts of the old Customers, shall have Forty Pounds from Sir Jo. Nulles, upon Account.
Ordered, That the old Commissioners of the Customs be forthwith summoned to attend this House on Tuesday next, to give Answer concerning the Monies due unto the Parliament, upon their Accounts.
Town of Poole.
A Letter from Portesmouth, of the Seven-and-twentieth of September, with a Letter inclosed, from Captain Stephens, Captain of the Charles, concerning their want of Victuals; and a Relation of the Endeavour to betray the Town of Poole; were all this Day read.
Navy Committee, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy where Sir H. Vane has the Chair, and the Committee of the Navy where Mr. Green has the Chair, do meet together this Afternoon, at Five of Clock, at Guildhall.
Ordered, That, notwithstanding any former or other Order, the Collectors, in the several and respective Counties, Cities, and Boroughs, do forthwith pay in all the Monies and Receipts, upon the Ordinance of Sequestrations, to the Treasurers at Guildhall, appointed to receive the same; and not issued without the particular Warrant of this House.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde and Mr. Trenchard are to prepare and bring in an Order to this Purpose.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Strode went up to the Lords, with the Message concerning Mr. Justice Berkeley; to desire a Conference touching the Affairs of Scotland, and the Scots Army in Ireland; and to signify unto them, that this House is now ready to give a Conference concerning Currans; and to desire, that the Lords, that are of the Committee for Advance of Monies, may meet this Afternoon.
Money for Army.
Ordered, That Mr. Recorder and Mr. Nicholls do take special Care to negociate with the City, on my Lord General's Behalf, for the present getting in the Twenty thousand Pounds, Residue of the Monies... Arrear of the Fifty thousand Pounds.
Officers, &c. Petition.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of the Officers and Soldiers of the Earl of Stamford, who refused Entertainment on the King's Part, be referred to the Consideration and Examination of the Committee for Gloucester; with the Addition of Sir F. Popham, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Pym, Mr. Rolle, Mr. Buller, Sir H. Ludlowe, Mr. Nicoll.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leeche and Doctor Ailett;
That the Lords have sent down the Desires of one of the Officers of the Wardrobe, to carry to Oxforde Furniture for Lodgings for the French Ambassador that is a coming over; which their Lordships agree unto, and desire the Concurrence of this House: And likewise, to put you in mind of the Conference desired concerning the Currans.
The Desires, in Writing, of the said Officer, was read;
Answer returned by the same Messengers; that this House has considered their Lordships Message; and as to that Part as concerns the Petition of Mr. Kinnersley, touching Wardrobe Stuff to be sent to Oxon, for Reception of a French Ambassador, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own: And as to the Conference concerning Currans, they have this Morning sent Answer by a Message.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Strode brings Answer, that the Lords, that are Committees for Advance of Monies, will attend the Service at Haberdashers Hall: They will send to Mr. Justice Berkeley, concerning his Fine; and if he does not pay it by the Day, they will take another Course. They are ready presently to give a Conference: And do agree to the additional Names of the Committee for the Town of Ipswich.
Reasons against the Cessation of Arms with the Rebels in Ireland, to be offered to the Lords Justices, and Council, of that Kingdom, by the Houses of Parliament; were this Day read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be delivered unto the Lords, at this Conference, granted by the Lords, concerning the Scotts Army in Ireland: And likewise,
A Declaration, to invite a chearful Contribution to prevent a Cessation with the Rebels in Ireland, was likewise read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be delivered unto the Lords, at this Conference likewise.
Sir Jo. Clotworthy, Mr. Hatcher, Sir Rob. Goodwyn, Mr. Niclas, are appointed Managers, and Reporters of this Conference.
Payment to Harley.
Ordered, That the Committee at Haberdashers Hall do take care to pay unto Sir Rob. Harley Five hundred Pounds, out of the first Monies that shall be at their Disposal, in lieu of so much Money disbursed by them on an emergent Occasion for the Service of Barwicke, to comply with the Bill of Exchange charged upon the Treasurer at Wars, and taken up by the Commissioners in Scotland.
Ordered, That all that will come, shall have Voices at the Committee for the examining of Major Welden's Declaration.