Die Martis, Junii 18, 1644.
A LETTER from Huttingdon, of June the Sixth, 1644, from the Committee there, concerning Assessments, laid and made by Commissioners from the Earl of Manchester, Strangers to the County, in undue Manner, (as the Letter says) was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the like Letter as was formerly appointed to be written . . the Earl of Manchester by the Committee of Associations, concerning Assessments by Strangers, be written now, and sent to the Earl of Manchester, by the Committee of the associated Counties: And the Care of it is especially recommended unto Sir Tho. Barrington and Mr. Holles.
Siege of Lyme.
A Letter from my Lord General, from Dorchester, of June 26, 1644, past One in the Morning, concerning the Siege of Lyme being raised, was this Day read.
A Letter from Sir Wm. Waller, from Evesham, of June Eleventh, 1644, concerning Lieutenant Colonel Sayer; was this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Examinations to examine Lieutenant Colonel Sayer; and to take care, that he may be put under Restraint.
Exclusion of Members.
Mr. Prideaux reports the Conference with the Lords, concerning the Exclusion of Members that have deserted the Parliament: That my Lord Grey, of Warke, delivered him the Ordinance; and said, That the Lords could not agree with the House of Commons in this Ordinance, because they had formerly admitted my Lord of Holland into the House.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth adhere to the Ordinance concerning the excluding of Members that have deserted the Parliament, with the Amendments unto it, as it was sent from hence.
Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed to prepare Reasons for the Amendments to the Ordinance concerning the Exclusion of Members that have deserted the Parliament, do consider the Lords Answer to the former Reasons; and prepare Heads for a Conference upon it; and Reasons for this House's adhering to the Amendments to the said Ordinance, as it went from hence: They are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber. They are likewise to consider of such other Lords as are come in; upon what Authority, and by what Means.
Earl of Kenouil, &c.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Commitment of the Earl of Kenouil and Sir James Haye; and do order, that they do stand committed, till the House take further Order.
Ill-affected in Whitehall.
Ordered, That Sir Hen. Mildmay, Mr. Gourdon, Mr. Oldisworth, Mr. Blakiston, and Mr. Holland, and Sir Jo. Hippisley, or any Two of them, do make Search what ill-affected and other Persons do lodge in Whitehall; and present a List of them to the House.
Ordered, That the Petition of Tho. Temple, Doctor in Divinity, shall be read To-morrow Morning.
Inns of Courts.
Ordered, That the several Members of this House, that are of the several Inns a-Courts, do meet and advise together, and call to their Assistance the several Benchers of the Inns a Court; and, upon Advice with them to prepare an Ordinance for the disposing of the Chambers in the Inns a'-Courts belonging to such as are Delinquents: And that the Benefit that shall arise upon the Sale thereof, be employed for the Maintenance of the Ministers and Officers belonging to the several Inns a-Court; and for upholding the Inns a'-Court: And have Power to remove all such Persons out of the several Inns a'-Courts, as they hold not fit to be continued there: And it is especially recommended to Mr. Recorder, to take care of this Business: And are to meet To-morrow, in the Afternoon, at One of the Clock, in Lincolnes Inn Hall.
An Ordinance to enable the Committee of the Militia to send forth Three Regiments of Auxiliaries, under the Command of Major General Browne, into the Counties of Oxon, Berks, and Bucks, for reducing of those Counties, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and immediately sent up to the Lords for their Concurrence, by Mr. Reynolds.
Ordered, That no Monies do issue out of the Excise, till the House take further Order.
Money for Army.
Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Ashherst, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Nicoll, Mr. Ellis, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Long, Mr. Pury, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Green, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir Tho. Widdrington;
This Committee, or any Three of them, are this Afternoon, to go to the Commissioners of Excise; and to bring direct Word what Monies are in Cash; and an Account of the State of the Monies; and what Monies they can prepare by Thursday next; and to consider how the Armies under my Lord General and Sir Wm. Waller, may be provided for and paid; and likewise to consider of the State of the Monies assigned out of the City, and out of Sir Wm. Waller's Association; and of bringing of them in.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Reynolds brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Ordinance carried up by him.
Ordered, That the Report concerning the Vintners Business be reported the first Business, To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That Mr. Reynolds do, To-morrow Morning, make Report of the Conference with the Lords, concerning the States Ambassadors.
Isle of Wight.
An Ordinance for settling the Affairs of the Isle of Wight was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon Question, committed unto the Committee formerly appointed for the Isle of Wight, with the Addition of the Knights and Burgesses that serve for the County of Hents: And they are to meet this Afternoon, at Two of Clock, in the usual Place; and to bring it in To-morrow Morning.
Army Pay, &c.
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Parsons do pay in the Three hundred Pounds in his Hands, payable to the Six Clerks, unto Colonel Marten, Governor of Aylisbury, upon Account, for Pay of his Regiment; And it is referred to the Committee for the Counties of Bucks, Berks, and Oxon to prepare an Ordinance for securing Repayment to the Six Clerks, and for keeping indemnified Sir Jo. Parsons.