Die Jovis, Novembris 28, 1644.
ORDERED, That the Letter from the Lord Inchiquin, from Cork, of Novembris 6, concerning Thomas Crane, Merchant, of Plymouth, who has furnished the Necessities of the Soldiers in Munster with Provisions to the Value of Four hundred Fifty-five Pounds Twelve Shillings, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee appointed for the Affairs of Ireland; to satisfy the said Merchant the said Sum of Four hundred Fifty-five Pounds Twelve Shillings out of the Monies that come in upon the Ordinance for Ireland.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Sir Henry Gibb be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Northern Affairs, where Sir Tho. Widdrington has the Chair.
Archbishop of Cauterbury.
Ordered, That Mr. Strode do go to the Lords, to desire them to expedite the Ordinance concerning the Archbishop of Canterbury, for his suffering the Pains of Death, that Justice might be done as is expected.
Ordered, That the Committee of Haberdashers Hall do forthwith satisfy and pay unto Alice Mansfield of Shawe, near Newberry, the Losses and Damages she sustained by the Parliament Forces, according to an Information given in to this House by Lieutenant General Cromwell.
Ordered, That the Letter from the Committee of Pembrokeshire, concerning Captain Asheley, be referred to the Committee of the Navy; to return him Thanks, in Acknowledgment of his good Service; and likewise to return the Thanks of this House to Captain Molton, and the rest of the Commanders employed in Pembrokeshire.
Haberdashers Hall Committee.
Ordered, That this House doth approve of the Act of some of the Committee at Haberdashers Hall, in the Payment of Five hundred Pounds, in pursuance of an Order of this House: And that the Lords Concurrence be desired.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Waller do give present Directions to his Horse to march forthwith out of Surry into Hantshire.
Mr. Ashe reports from the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall: Whereupon
It was Resolved, &c. That Sir Fra. Cary paying within Ten Days One thousand Pounds for his Composition for his Delinquency, that then the Sequestration shall be taken off his Estate; otherwise the Sequestration to continue: And that the Committee do give Order for the Cutting down and Selling of his Woods.
Kent Committee, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee in Kent, to advance to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall One thousand Pounds; and, in lieu thereof, to take, for the Service of the County, the Sequestration and Sale of Sir Fra. Lee's Estate in Kent and Surrey.
Employing Papists in the Army.
Ordered, That the Lord General be desired to call Captain Buller to an Account, concerning the Information given, that he doth employ Papists in his Troops, contrary to former Declarations of Parliament; and, if the Information be true, to give such Reproof and Punishment as the Offence deserves: And that his Excellency be desired, that a strict Examination be made, that no Papists whatsoever be employed in the Armies, upon Penalty of Cashiering such as do employ them, knowing them to be Papists.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning the Sale of Delinquents Estates, be read on Saturday next.
Holford's Fine, &c.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the Fine set upon Sir Richard Holford, for his Delinquency, be re-committed unto the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall; to receive further Informations concerning his Delinquency and Estate.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Leicester, to take into Consideration the Petition of Andrew, Edward, John, Julius, Isabel, Jane, and Anne, Holford, Orphans, whose Estates lie in the Hands of Sir Richard Holford, a Delinquent; and to provide, that the said Orphans, who are under no Delinquency, may not be prejudiced in their Estates by the Delinquency of Sir Rich. Holford.
Earl of Thanett's Fine.
Ordered, That this House doth accept of the Six thousand Pounds, paid in to Goldsmiths Hall by the Earl of Thanett, in Discharge of Part of the Fine set upon him for his Delinquency: And that he shall have the full Benefit of the Order of October 19, 1644, concerning the Payment of his Fine, and taking off the Sequestration of his Estate, and receiving the last Michaelmas Rents, notwithstanding any Order since made for the Revocation and Annulling of the said Order of October 19, 1644; he further performing the said Order of October 19, in paying the Three thousand Pounds yet in Arrear, according as it is appointed by the said Order.
Lord Pagett's Fine.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth accept of the Payment of Five hundred Pounds in present by the Lord Pagett, and a Thousand Pounds more when the Remainder of his Estate shall be reduced into the Power of the Parliament; for Discharge of the Fine set upon the Lord Pagett for his Delinquency: And, that upon the Payment of the said Five hundred Pounds to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, the Sequestration of his Estate be taken off, and his Lordship discharged for his Fifth, and Twentieth Part.
Abuse of a Member.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, to examine the Particulars of the Abuses and Wrongs offered to Mr. Noble, a Member of this House, by some of my Lord Pagett's Officers, at Lichfield, as the House is informed by Mr. Noble; and to report what Reparation is fit to be made, and by whom.
Archbishop of Canterbury.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Finch and Mr. Page;
That the Lords have this Day received a Message from this House touching the Archbishop of Canterbury: To which they are commanded to return this Answer, in Writing; and to read it to this House; videlicet, That their Lordships have already spent several Days upon the Debate of the Ordinance concerning the Archbishop of Canterbury; and had appointed To-morrow Morning to proceed further in that Business; and will, upon all Occasions, be ready to give all Expedition to any Matters of Justice that come before them: But if Multitudes should come down to Westminster to disturb the Proceedings of Parliament, their Lordships know well how to punish such Disorders: And they doubt not, but, if there be Occasion for it, they shall not want the Concurrence of this House.
Goldsmiths Hall Report.
Ordered, That Mr. Ashe do proceed on Saturday next in his Report from the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall.
Ordered, That the Kentish Petition be taken into Consideration on Saturday next.
Ordered, That the Committee of this House appointed to meet with the Committee of the Lords, concerning the Complaints exhibited by the States Ambassadors, do meet this Afternoon; and from time to time upon Occasion.
Ordered, That on Saturday next, at Ten of the Clock, the House do take into Consideration the Message sent from the Lords, concerning the Excise of the Provisions spent by the States Ambassadors.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Lieutenant General Middleton, in the Behalf of the Officers and Soldiers of his own Troop, this Day read in the House, be in especial manner recommended from this House to the Committee of Hantshire: Who are desired to assign him some Part of Hantshire, under the Command of the Enemy; where he may, upon Account, raise so much Monies as may pay and satisfy the Commanders and Soldiers of his Troop their Arrears, or so much thereof as by such Means can be raised.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of John Smether, Rebecca Croford Widow, John Blith, Wm. Fenwicke, Benjamine Cutler, John Cutler, and Jeremy Copping, Owners, and Wm. Croford, Master of the Good Ship called The Goodwill, of Ipswich, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Drums, &c. for Army.
Ordered, That the Lieutenant of the Ordnance, and the rest of the Officers of the Ordnance, out of the Monies formerly allotted for buying of Colours, Drums, Partizans, and Halberts, for my Lord General's Army, do provide Drums, Colours, Halberts, and Partizans, for the Furnishing of Colonel Aldriche his Regiment: And the same, being so provided, shall be delivered to the said Colonel Aldriche, or such as he shall appoint.