DIE Sabbati, 21 die Septembris.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Painter.
Ds. North, Speaker this Day.
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page, sent Yesterday to
the House of Commons with a Message, return with
That they agree to the Proviso in the Ordinance
concerning Worcestershire; and they agree in the Order
for the assessing of the Lord Coventry; and concerning
the Paper of The States Ambassadors, they will send an
Answer by Messengers of their own.
The Earl of Kent reported, "That the Earl of (fn. *)
had taken the Covenant."
Next, a Letter thus directed was read;
E. of Essex's Letter, that Ld. Pagett came in to him; recommending him to the Favour of the House.
"For the Right Honourable the Lord Gray of
Warke, Speaker of the House of Peers.
"When I was last at Plymouth, my Lord Pagett came
to me from the King's Quarters, being resolved to
put himself into the Protection of the Parliament.
I am so much satisfied, upon particular Discourse with
him, of his real and noble Intentions to live and die
in the Service of his Country, that I think it my Duty
to acquaint your Lordship with it. The Time of his
coming in, being after our Loss in Cornwall, adds
very much both to my Satisfaction, and I think will
do to every Man's, with what sincere and good Resolutions he came to us. I recommend him and his Condition to your Lordship's Favour and Goodness; not
doubting but you will make him a Pattern for Encouragement to others. And this will be a great Favour
Portsmouth, 18 Septemb. 1644.
"Your Lordship's humble Servant,
Committee for the E of Denbigh's Association.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Earl of Denbigh's Association shall meet on Monday next, in the
Paper from the French Agent, about Ships taken by the Parliament's Ships.
Next, Two Papers from the French Agent were read,
concerning Ships that have been taken by the Parliament Ships; and Ordered to be communicated to the
House of Commons, with a Desire that they may be referred to the Consideration of the Committee which
treat with The States Ambassadors, and report their
Opinion to this House; and the Lord Admiral is hereby
added to that Committee.
Message to the H. C. with it; and for the Committee of the E. of Denbigh's Association to meet.
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
To desire that the Committee for the Earl of Denbigh's Association may meet (fn. †) on Monday next, in the
2. To communicate the Papers from the French Resident; with a Desire that the Consideration thereof be
referred to the Committee that is appointed to treat with
The States Ambassadors; and that their Lordships have
added the Lord Admiral to that Committee, and desire
they would appoint a proportionable Number of their
Message from the H. C. with Votes upon a Letter from the Ld. General;
A Message was brought from the House of Commons;
by Sir Henry Mildmay Knight:
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in divers Votes
made by the House of Commons, upon Consideration of
a Letter received from the Lord General.
and with an Ordinance.
2. To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance concerning
Fifteen Thousand Pounds (fn. *) for Cloaths for the Lord General's Army. (Here enter it.)
The Votes were read, as follow:
Votes for the Forces under the E. of Manchester and Sir W. Waller to join, for the Service of the West.
"1. That the Earl of Manchester's Forces and Sir
Wm. Waller's be forthwith joined, for the present
Service of the West."
"2. That the Committee of both Kingdoms do give
Order herein, and see this done accordingly."
"3. That it be referred to the Committee of both
Kingdoms, to give Order and Directions to these
Forces when they are joined, in Matter and Point of
Command, that they may be preserved together in
Unity and good Agreement, for the best Advantage
of the Public Service."
The Answer returned was:
Answer to the H. C.
That this House agrees to all the Particulars now
Answer from thence.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they agree in all the Desires of the Message.
Sale of Lord Herbert's Goods stayed.
Upon reading the Petition of James Heath, Servant
to the Lord Herbert of Cherbury: It is Ordered, That
there be Stay of any further Sale or Disposing of his
Lordship's Goods in Camden House, and likewise of his
Books in the Custody of the Petitioner, until the Pleasure of this House be further known, and Testimony
given of his Lordship's Behaviour, touching his Carriage and Demeanour to the Parliament and their Proceedings.
Ordination of Ministers.
Next, the Ordinance for Ordination of Ministers was
read the First Time.
Order for 15000 l. for Cloathing and Arms for the Ld. General's Army.
"Whereas there is to be provided Cloaths and Arms,
for the Cloathing and Arming of my Lord General's
Army, now at South'ton: It is Ordered, by the
Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That
Fifteen Thousand Pounds be paid by Alderman Towse
and the rest of the Commissioners of Excise; videlicet, Five Thousand Pounds present in Hand, Five
Thousand Pounds at Six Months, and other Five
Thousand Pounds at Nine Months, after the Date
hereof, unto Edward Ash, a Member of the House
of Commons, to be paid unto the several Persons respectively, which is or shall become due for the Cloaths
and Arms, as the Committee of the House of Commons appointed for the providing of the said Cloaths
and Arms for the Lord General's Army shall direct
and appoint; for which Fifteen Thousand Pounds,
the said Commissioners are hereby authorized to reimburse themselves out of the Receipts of the Excise,
in the Intervals of other Payments, with the Allowance
of Eight Pounds per Cent."
Mrs. Morrell to deliver up Branfield House to Ld. Howard.
"Ordered, That Ann Morrell, Widow, shall forthwith deliver up the Possession of Branfield House, and
the other Buildings and Lands, in the County of Hertford, thereunto belonging, unto the Lord Edward
Howard, unto whom the Custody of the Lord Butler
and his Estate are formerly committed by Order of
both Houses, as by the said Order may better appear;
and she is forthwith to make Satisfaction to his Lordship for all the Profits thereof yet behind and unpaid."
House adjourned till 9a, Monday next.