DIE Jovis, 3 Junii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Delmy.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Gallop's Ordinance to have the Benefit of the Articles of Portland.
The Ordinance concerning Captain Gallop to have
(fn. *) the Benefit of the Articles made by the Vice Admiral,
at the Surrender of Portland Castle, was (fn. †) read the
Second and Third Time, and Agreed to; and Ordered
to be sent to the House of Commons for their Concurrence therein.
Report for Morley to be re-admitted to the Living of Wotton Courtney.
The Lord North reported, from the Commissioners at
Gouldsmithes Hall, a Paper to certify, " That John Morley, of Wotton Courtney, in the County of Som'sett,
Clerk, hath taken the National Covenant and Negative Oath, and hath (fn. ‡) compounded with them for his
Delinquency and Estate, and hath fully paid the Fine
imposed on him for the same."
Hereupon it was moved, "That the said John Morley
may be admitted and restored again into the said Living out of which he was put out."
It is Ordered, That this Business be considered
when the Ordinance for Discharge of the Sequestration
of the said John Morley comes to pass this House.
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Gott; who brought up an Ordinance for the
raising of Forty-two Thousand Pounds, and for Explanation of the Ordinance for raising of the Two Hundred Thousand Pounds for the Service of England and
Read Thrice, and Agreed to; and Ordered to be
printed and published
(Here enter it.)
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to this Ordinance now brought
Parnacot and Tate, in Error.
Ordered, That the Errors between Humphry Parnacott and Hester Tate shall be argued, by Counsel on
both Sides, the 16 June Instant.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Wm. Lewis, &c.; who brought up divers Ordinances, wherein they desire their Lordships Concurrence.
and to sit P. M.
2. To let their Lordships know, that (fn. ||) the House of
Commons intends to sit this Afternoon, about some important Business that is before them; and desires their
Lordships would please to sit likewise, if it may stand
with their Lordships Conveniency.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will sit this Afternoon: To all the
rest, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their
Orders for Concurrence.
The Order for paying Three Thousand Pounds to the
Widows, &c. was read, and Agreed to
(Here enter it.)
The Order for a Month's Pay to be given to the
Soldiers that are drawn out for Ireland, was read, and
Agreed to. (Here enter it)
Information that the Army have a Design of taking the King from Holdenby.
This Day John Harris, Servant to John Crewe Esquire,
was called in; and, at the Bar, gave the House this
Account: "That he was sent from the Commissioners
at Holmeby, to give the House Notice, that Yesterday
the Commissioners had Information, that the Army
had a Design to take away the King from Holdenby;
and that last Night there came Seven Hundred Horse
to Kingstrop, near Holdenby: That he, coming away,
was searched by the said Troopers, though they
knew him to be Mr. Crewe's Man: That the Commissioners dare not send any Letters, lest they be intercepted."
Committee sent to the Army, return without seeing it disbanded.
The Earl of Warwicke and the Lord Lawarr gave
the House this Account: "That the rest of the Commissioners sent from the Houses are returned, according to the Order of the Houses; but they have not
(fn. *) disbanded the Foot in the Army, in regard the Army
was in a Distemper, and did march away from the
Place of Rendezvous."
Order for 3000 l. for poor Wives and Widows.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That Three Thousand Pounds, Part of
the Ten Thousand Pounds reserved by both Houses
to be paid out of the Receipts at Gouldsmiths Hall
for the Supply of indigent Persons, be forthwith
paid, by the Treasurers at Gouldsmiths Hall, to the
Committee of The Military Garden, to be paid by the
said Committee to Wives and Widows who have long
attended for their Arrears, and whose Accompts remain in the Custody of the Committee of The Military Garden, towards Satisfaction of the Arrears demandable by them, according to the Instructions lately
passed both Houses for taking the Accompts of the
Kingdom; and that the Acquittance under the Hand
of the said Committee, or such as they shall appoint to
receive the same, shall be a sufficient Warrant and
Discharge to the Treasurers at Gouldsmiths Hall, for
Payment of the said Sum of Three Thousand Pounds
Order for a Month's Pay for the Forces that engage for Ireland.
(fn. *) "Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Committee for the Affairs
of Ireland at Darby House shall have Power to give
Warrant [to the Treasurers at Weavers Hall] for a
Month's Pay to be issued and paid [to Sir John Wollaston, and the rest of the late Treasurers of the Army,
to be by them paid] to those Forces that are drawn off
from the Army, and are engaged for Ireland; and
that they [the said late mentioned Treasurers] do
take Care that their Quarters be paid, according to
usual Proportions; and that the Committee of the
Army do take Care to send a Muster-master down to
them, that they may be paid upon Muster; the which
Month's Pay is to be accompted as Part of their Pay
upon their Entertainment in the Service of Ireland."
Cook and Harvey in Error.
Ordered, That the Errors between Cooke and Harvey
shall be argued, by Counsel on both Sides, at this Bar,
the 15th Instant.
Deerham and Wise, D°.
Ordered, That the Errors between Deereham and
Wise shall be argued, by Counsel on both Sides, at this
Bar, the 15 Instant.
(fn. *) "Die Jovis, 3 Junii, 1647.
"An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons
assembled in Parliament, for the raising and
securing of Forty-two Thousand Pounds, for
the Payment of the Guards of the City of
London, and for Re-payment of such poor
Persons as have voluntarily contributed any
Money, Plate, &c. upon the Propositions (not
exceeding the Sum of Ten Pounds) in the
Year 1642, and are not able to double the
same; as also for Explanation of the former
Ordinance, for raising of Two Hundred
Thousand Pounds, for the Service of this
Kingdom and the Kingdom of Ireland.
Ordinance for raising 42,000 l. for the Payment of the City Guards; and to explain the One for borrowing 200,000 l. of the City.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament,
intending to raise the Sum of Forty-two Thousand
Pounds, for the Uses herein after expressed, do hereby Declare and Ordain, That every Person who hath
advanced any Monies, Plate, or Horse, with their
Furniture and Arms, or hath lent any Monies for or
upon any the particular Occasions or Services mentioned in the late Ordinance, intituled, " An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for securing of all those that shall advance
Two Hundred Thousand Pounds, for the Service of
this Kingdom, and of the Kingdom of Ireland;" that
such Persons may, for every Sum of Money which
they shall further lend, for or toward the Advancement of the aforesaid Forty-two Thousand Pounds,
be secured a like Sum more, to be paid out of the
Grand Excise, and all other the several Securities
given and assured by the said late Ordinance, and in
such Manner as is therein and thereby provided and
appointed, which of them shall first happen, together
with the Interest due thereupon, after the Rate of
Eight per Cent. per Annum, till Principal and Interest
be fully discharged, in Course, after the former Engagements for which the Grand Excise and all other
the said several Securities now stand engaged, be fully
satisfied and discharged; as for Example, if there be
owing to any Person One Hundred Pounds Principal,
which, with the Interest thereupon for Three Years
past, will make One Hundred Twenty-four Pounds,
he, adventuring One Hundred Twenty-four Pounds
more, shall be secured, as is aforesaid, for the whole
Two Hundred Forty-eight Pounds, and so proportionably for a greater or lesser Sum, and according to
the Interest due thereupon; and also that he shall be
paid his Interest, which shall be then due, after the
Rate of Eight per Cent. per Annum, every Six Months,
out of the Receipt of the Grand Excise.
"And the said Lords and Commons do hereby Declare and Ordain, That Sir John Wollaston Knight and
Alderman of London, and the rest of the Trustees
for the Sale of Bishops Lands, appointed by an Ordinance of Parliament, intituled, "An Ordinance of
the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, for
the lessening of the Number of the Trustees for the
Sale of Bishops Lands," and the Survivors and Survivor of them, and the Heirs of the Survivor of them,
shall stand and be seised of all and singular the
Counties Palatine, Honours, Manors, Lands, Tenements,
and Hereditaments, and other the Premises settled
and vested in them and their Heirs and Assigns in and
by the said Ordinance, excepting as is therein excepted; and shall take and receive all the Rents,
Revenues, Issues, and Profits, hereafter due and payable for the Premises, or any Part of them, until
Sale shall be made of the same, to the Uses, Intents,
and Purposes, herein after mentioned and declared,
after the former Sums lent and secured thereupon,
or which are to be satisfied and paid out of the same,
shall be fully satisfied and discharged; and that John
Blackwell Senior, of Mortlake, in the County of
Surrey, Esquire, and the rest of the Contractors for
Bishops Lands, and William Gibbs Alderman of London; and the rest of the Treasurers formerly appointed
for receiving the Monies which shall arise upon the
Sale or Proceed of Bishops Lands, and John Fowke
Alderman of London, Comptroller, and his Deputy
or Deputies, and Henry Elsynge Esquire, Clerk of
the House of Commons, Register, and his Deputy
or Deputies, and Colonel Robert Manwaring, Register
Accomptant, shall continue in their said several Trusts,
Offices, and Places, respectively; and shall hereby
have Power severally and respectively to do all other
Acts and Things, as in and by the said first-recited
Ordinance, or any other Ordinances, Declarations,
or Instructions of Parliament, heretofore in that Behalf made, they, every or any of them respectively,
are authorized, directed, and appointed, to act or do,
excepting what is otherwise directed in and by this
present Ordinance, until Sale shall be made of the
Premises, to the Uses, Intents, and Purposes, herein
after mentioned; and also that James Bunce Alderman of London, and Richard Glyde and Lieutenant
Colonel Lawrence Bromfield Citizens of London, shall
be and continue Treasurers, for the receiving and
paying out of the said Forty-two Thousand Pounds
hereby intended to be raised, which they shall do
at Weavers Hall, in London, or any other Place where
they or the major Part of them shall think fit; and
shall do, act, and execute, all other Acts and Things
whatsoever, for or concerning the receiving and paying of the said Forty-two Thousand Pounds, as fully
and amply, and in such Manner respectively, as is by
the said first-recited Ordinance appointed and declared, for and concerning the receiving and paying
of the said Two Hundred Thousand Pounds therein
mentioned; and that the aforesaid Robert Manwairing
shall be Register Accomptant of all and singular the
Accompts and Registries, and do and execute all Acts
and Things concerning all and singular the Premises
mentioned and contained in this present Ordinance
respectively, as fully and amply, and in such Manner
and Form, as is formerly ordained and appointed by
the said first-recited Ordinance, or any other Ordinances heretofore made in that Behalf respectively;
and that the said James Bunce and the rest of the
Treasurers before named, and the said Robert Manwaring, and their respective Clerks, shall have and
receive the same respective Allowances and Salaries
continued, allowed, and paid unto them respectively,
for this present Service, as in and by the former
Ordinances is limited and appointed to them, for the
like respective Services therein expressed and required; and that all Persons who have voluntarily
lent any Monies, Plate, or Horse, with their Furniture and Arms, upon the Propositions, by virtue
of any Ordinance, Declaration, or Instruction, of both
Houses of Parliament, shall have the same allowed,
in such Manner, and upon such Certificates, and shall
have all such Benefits and Advantages, as in and by
the said late Ordinance is expressed and appointed;
and that it shall and may be lawful to and for every
Person or Persons to whom any Money is owing
upon the Public Faith, or otherwise as is aforesaid, or any who shall have any Monies due to him
or them by virtue of this present Ordinance, to grant
or assign his or their said Debts, or any Part thereof,
to any other Person or Persons whatsoever; and that
such Assignees shall have all such Benefits and Advantages thereof, and thereupon, as in and by the
said first-recited Ordinance is granted and allowed;
and that every Person and Persons, who shall lend
any Monies upon this present Ordinance, shall be
demeaned in like Manner, and shall have all such
Benefits and Advantages whatsoever, by Defalcation
upon Purchases, in Course, after the former Engagements shall be fully satisfied and discharged, or otherwise, as fully and amply, and in such Sort and
Manner, as by the first-recited Ordinance is granted
and allowed; and that every Person or Persons, who
shall wittingly and willingly produce, and bring in
to the Register Accomptant, any forged Acquittance
or Certificate, shall undergo such Penalty as in and
by the said Ordinance is declared and appointed;
and that every Person or Persons, who shall have his
Ticket allowed and entered by the Register Accomptant in his Book, and shall not bring in his
Money thereupon, according to this present Ordinance, within Eight Days after such Entry, to the
Treasurers hereby appointed for the same, shall
undergo such Penalty as in and by the said Ordinance is declared and appointed.
"And the said Lords and Commons do hereby Declare, Ordain, and Appoint, That the said Treasurers
shall pay Twelve Thousand Pounds, Part of the said
Forty-two Thousand Pounds to be advanced upon this
Ordinance, unto the Committee of the Militia of the
City of London, or such as they or any Nine of them
shall appoint, to be disposed by the said Committee,
or any Nine of them, for and toward the Paying of
the Arrears already due for the Guards of the said
City, or which shall hereafter become due for the
same, and such other requisite Charges as may concern the same; and that the Warrant of the said
Committee, or any Nine of them, in Writing under
their Hands, to the said Treasurers, for the Payment of the said Forty-two Thousand Pounds, or any
Part thereof, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the
said Treasurers for the same; and that Thirty Thousand Pounds, being the Residue of the said Fortytwo Thousand Pounds, shall be paid to such poor
Persons as have voluntarily contributed any Monies,
Plate, or Horse, with their Furniture and Arms,
upon the Propositions in the Year 1642, and are not
able to double the same, not exceeding the Sum of
Ten Pounds to any One such poor Person, in such
Manner as shall be hereafter directed and appointed
by both Houses of Parliament; and that the Warrant of such who shall be thereunto hereafter appointed by both Houses of Parliament, in Writing
under their Hands, shall be a sufficient Discharge to
the said Treasurers for the same.
"And the said Lords and Commons do hereby Declare and Ordain, That the said Forty-two Thousand
Pounds shall not be disposed or employed, nor paid
out by the said Treasurers, to any other Uses or Purposes than such as is herein before limited and appointed.
"And be it further Declared and Ordained, That
the said Treasurers shall receive all Sums of Money
due and payable out of any the Securities aforesaid,
from the Hands of the Treasurers there already appointed, or who hereafter shall be appointed; and as
they shall receive the same (deducting Charges and
Allowances) shall again pay out and divide such Monies
to the Lenders, by One Fourth Part of their whole
Debt that shall be owing to them, in Course as they
did pay in their Money, with the Interest then due;
and so from Time to Time till the Whole be paid:
And that the said Treasurers shall keep true and
perfect Accompts of all Receipts, Disbursements, and
Payments, of or concerning the said Forty-two Thousand Pounds; and shall give in their Accompts to the
Committee for taking the Accompts of the whole
Kingdom for the Time being, who are hereby required to take the same every Six Months, and thereupon to give Discharges to the said Treasurers; and,
after such Discharges, the said Treasurers shall not
be further questioned for or concerning any of the
Matters for which they have had and received such
Discharges: And the Commissioners of the Grand
Excise are hereby required and authorized to pay
unto the said Treasurers, every Six Months, all such
Interest as shall be then due for any Sum or Sums of
Money lent upon this Ordinance, upon their Certificate thereof in Writing, in such Manner as is expressed and appointed in the said first-recited Ordinance, concerning the Interest due, or to be due, according to the said Ordinance; and that the said Commissioners of Excise, and the respective Treasurers of
any the Treasuries or Receipts hereby engaged for the
Securities aforesaid, shall respectively, from Time to
Time, pay, unto the Treasurers hereby appointed
for that Purpose, all and every Sum or Sums of
Money due and payable by this present Ordinance,
which shall come to and be in their said Treasuries or
Receipts, in Course as is aforesaid; and the Receipts
of the said Treasurers hereby appointed, or any
Two of them, shall be a sufficient Discharge to the
said Commissioners of Excise, and the Treasurers of
the said several Treasuries and Receipts, respectively.
"And be it further Ordained, That no Grant or
Assignment hereafter to be made upon the Receipts
of the Grand Excise, or any of the aforesaid Securities, shall precede this present Ordinance; whereof
the said Commissioners and respective Treasurers are
to take Notice accordingly.
"And it is further Ordained, That the Excise and
New Impost mentioned in the Ordinance of the
Eleventh of September, 1643, or any Ordinance or
Ordinances of this present Parliament made in Explanation or Continuance thereof, shall be continued,
taken, and put in due Execution, until such Time as
all Sums of Money payable by virtue of this present
Ordinance shall be paid and satisfied.
"And it is also Ordained, That this present Ordinance, and every Article, Clause; and Thing therein
contained, shall be pleadable, and may be given in
Evidence, in any of His Majesty's Courts of Justice,
or other Courts; and the Judges of the said Courts
are hereby required to allow and admit thereof accordingly.
"Provided always, That all such Sums of Money as
shall be lent upon this present Ordinance, with the
respective Tickets or Receipts of Money formerly lent,
as is aforesaid, which shall be thereby doubled, shall
be secured as is aforesaid, although the full Sum of
Forty-two Thousand Pounds shall not be advanced
(as is intended).
"And for a further Explanation, and better putting
in Execution as well of the aforesaid late Ordinance
as of this present Ordinance, the said Lords and
Commons do hereby Declare and Ordain, That the
said James Bunce Alderman, and the rest of the
Treasurers, or any Two of them, are hereby authorized and required to give Receipts to the Parties
who have lent, or shall lend, any Money toward the
raising of the aforesaid Two Hundred Thousand
Pounds, or the said Forty-two Thousand Pounds,
both for the Sum or Sums now lent, or to be
lent in ready Money, and the like former Sum
or Sums due upon the Public Faith, or otherwise,
according to the said Ordinances, and ascertained by
the said Robert Manwaring, which are or shall be
doubled by them; which Receipts, given by the said
Treasurers, or any Two of them, for the said Two
Hundred Thousand Pounds, and such Receipts as are
to be given for the said Forty-two Thousand Pounds,
shall be a sufficient Ground to such Persons to whom
the same are or shall be given, their Executors, Administrators, and Assigns, to require and receive the
same; and also that the said Treasurers shall pay unto
the said Lenders, in Course, every Six Months, the
Interest which shall be then due by the said Ordinance,
or this present Ordinance, after the aforesaid Rate of
Eight per Cent. out of such Monies as they shall then
have received; and further, that the said Treasurers,
or any of them, shall have free Liberty and Power,
from Time to Time, as Occasion shall require, to
peruse and examine the Books of Receipts and Disbursements of the several Treasurers and Commissioners of the said Treasuries and Receipts engaged
for the Security aforesaid, to the End that they may
see and find out what Sum and Sums of Money are
or shall be come into the said Treasuries and Receipts, towards the Re-payment of the Monies which
are or shall be due and payable by the said Ordinances: And the Treasurers and Commissioners of
the said Treasuries and Receipts engaged for the
Security aforesaid are hereby required to shew unto
them their said several Books of Receipts and Disbursements, and to suffer them to peruse and examine
the same; and shall also, from Time to Time, pay
unto them such Monies due and payable by the said
Ordinances which shall be then received, and come
into their said Treasuries and Receipts, for the Repayment of the Principal and Interest of the Sums
due by the said Ordinances.
"And lastly, be it Declared and Ordained, That the
Committee of Lords and Commons formerly appointed, for the allowing of incident Charges to the
former Treasurers appointed by the Ordinance for
the Sale of Bishops Lands, or any Five of them,
shall have Power and Authority to allow the like incident Charges to the said James Bunce and the rest
of the Treasurers respectively.
"Provided always, That the aforesaid Sums of Ten
Pounds, or under, intended for the Re-payment of
poor Persons, shall be paid only to such poor Persons, or for their proper Use and Benefit, and not to
any Persons who have bought or shall buy of them
any such Tickets or Receipts as if aforesaid.
"Die Jovis, 3 Junii, 1647.
"Ordered, by the Lords assembled in Parliament,
That this Ordinance be forthwith printed and published.
House adjourned till 3a post Meridiem.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Corbett.
Domini præsentes fuerunt:
Comes Manchester, Speaker.
L. Viscount Hereford.
E. of Kildare's Petition.
Upon reading the Petition of the Earl of Kildare:
It is Ordered, To be recommended to the House of
Charge against Sir J. Norris, for using the Public Money.
A further Charge was brought in against Sir John
Norris: And it is Ordered, That he shall put in an
Answer to the former Charge and this altogether.
Further Information of the Design of the Army; to remove the King from Holdenby.
John Harris was again sent for in, and, upon his
Oath, gave an Account, "That he was sent from some
of the Commissioners with the King at Holdenby, to
the Earl of Manchester and Mr. Holles; and that the
Commissioners had Information, by a Soldier that
came with the Horse from the Army, that those
Horse at Kingstropp were to fetch away the King
from Holdenby: That, before he came away, Colonel
Graves had drawn all the Guards in, and had shut
up the Gates: That there are not the usual Guards
there as formerly was; for, when he came away,
there was not above Fifty or Sixty Horse: That he
received Letters in the Lord Mountague's Chamber,
to bring to London; but, understanding that the
Soldiers did take away Letters, thereupon the Letters
were taken away from him by Sir John Coke, Mr.
Crewe, and Major General Browne: That he received a Post Warrant from the Lord Mountagu and
Mr. Crewe, to come to London."
Next, Sir Thomas Fairfax' Two last Letters were again
Letter to Sir T. Fairfax, desiring him to come up.
"Resolved, upon the Question,
"That a Letter be sent to Sir Thomas Fairefax, to
come up to London, that so this House may be more
fully informed of him of the Distempers and Dissatisfactions of the Army; and be advised of the best
Way how they may receive Satisfaction, and the
Distempers of the Army appeased."
Accordingly a Draught of a Letter was drawn up,
and read; and Agreed to upon the Question.
Message to the H. C. withit.
Ordered, That this Letter be sent to the House of
Commons, for their Concurrence therein.
And accordingly it was sent down, by Sir Edward Leech
and Mr. Page, to the House of Commons; and their Concurrence desired.
House adjourned till 9a cras.