Die Veneris, 10 Maii, 1644.
ORDERED, That all the Petitions, of the like Nature as those Yesterday presented, concerning the new Draperies, be referred to the Committee Yesterday made for the Essex and Suffolk Petitions, concerning new Draperies.
The humble Petition of the Scotts Reformado Officers, bound for their own Country, desiring their Arrears, or some Part of it, to carry them into their own Country, was this Day read; and referred to the Committee for the Reformadoes, where Mr. Knightley has the Chair: And they are to treat with those Gentlemen who are liable to pay the Six Shillings per Cent. upon Currans, by the late Ordinance, to see upon what Security they will advance the Sums they are liable to pay by the said Ordinance; and to consider of any other honourable and just Way of raising Monies to pay the Reformadoes, English and Scotts; and to propound them to the House: And the Consideration of Mr. St. Hill's sending Currans to Bristoll, contrary to the Ordinance, is referred to this Committee: And Mr. Edw. Ashe is added to this Committee: And they are to meet this Afternoon; and are to report on Monday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Petition of Rich. Piggott, Citizen and Grocer of London, this Day read, be referred to the Committee for Accounts, where Mr. Trenchard has the Chair, to consider how the Five thousand Pounds, Arrear of the One hundred thousand Pounds, mentioned in the Petition, may be brought in, and the Petitioner satisfied, out of the said Five thousand Pounds, the Two thousand Pounds advanced, and secured by him, for the Publick; whereof the Monies, borrowed of Sir Edw. Wrighte, is Part: And that, in the mean time, all Suits and Proceedings against the said Petitioner, commenced by the Executors of Sir Edw. Wright, or any other, for the said Two thousand Pounds, so advanced and secured as aforesaid, for the Publick only, be stayed till the Report be made, and this House take further Order: And That Committee for Accounts is revived as to this Business.
Leave to attend the Queen.
Resolved, &c. That Leave shall be given, by this House, to Sir Theodore Mayherne and Sir Matthew Lister, to go down to the Queen for her Health, with their necessary Servants and Accommodations, without any Prejudice to their Persons, or Estates personal and real.
Inquiry concerning Mr. Haye.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Examinations, to inquire into the Cause of Mr. Archibald Haye's comings and whether be brought any Letters, or any Message, or other thing that might be prejudicial to the Parliament.
Ordered, That the Sequestration of Sir Matthew Lister's Estate be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations.
Mr. Solicitor reports, from the Committee of both Kingdoms, the Opinion of that Committee, in hæc Verba; viz.
It is the Opinion of this Committee, That the most material Things in the last Resolutions of the House, for the enabling the Forces, under the Command of his Excellency, and of Sir Wm. Waller, to march, being performed, that they find those Forces in readiness to march for the Prosecution of the Design intended: And that his Excellency and Sir Wm. Waller are resolved, that the Forces shall march accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur in Opinion, with the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Resolved, &c. That the Companies of Dragoons, under the Command of Captain Abercromy and Captain Shilborne, shall stand: And that they shall be allowed upon the Establishment.
A Letter from the Prince Elector, of the Second of May, from the Hagh, addressed to the Committee of both Kingdoms, and recommended from that Committee, was this Day read; and ordered to be further considered of on Wednesday next.
Pindar's, &c. Petition.
Resolved, &c. That the humble Petition of Martin Pindar, Colonel Harcourt Leighton, and Tho. Herbert, Esquires, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Establishment of my Lord General's Army.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of Captain John Potter, to be one of the Commissioners appointed to reside in the Lord General's Army: And that he shall be referred to the Committee for the Establishment of my Lord General's Army, in the like manner as the other Commissioners Petition is referred.
Arms stayed at Duynkirke.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the Arms stayed at Duynkirke, and not suffered to come forth by some Ships, States Men of War, be referred to the Gentlemen, Members of this House, of the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Forces at Gloucester.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Purefoy, with his Regiment of Horse, shall continue with the Governor of Gloucester, in Assistance to that Brigade, until the House take further Order.
Sir Tho. Dacres went up to the Lords, to desire a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, so soon as may stand with their Lordships Conveniency, concerning some Amendments returned from the Lords to the Ordinance concerning Gloucester.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of this House, that were of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to call the Officers of Colonel Harvye's Regiment, and to confer with them how that Regiment may march, if in case Colonel Harvey still refuse to march in Person, under the Command he is designed to go.
The House being informed, That divers Gentlemen, of the Connty of Decon and Cornewall, were at the Door, and desired to be admitted to offer something to the Consideration of the House;
They were called in; and did present a Petition to the House, requesting, that the Lord Robarts might have the Command in Chief of the Counties of Devon and Cornewell: They likewise presented Reasons, affixed to their Petition, upon which Reasons they ground their Request: The which were all read.
Saint Nicholas Island.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Sir Jo. Bampfield, to be Governor of the Fort and Island of Saint Nicholas, at Plymouth.
Exchange of Prisoners.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Exchange of the Lord Arundell of Wardour his Children, now Prisoners to the Parliament, for the Children of the Lord Robarts, now Prisoners with the King.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and appoint Colonel James Carr, to be Commander in Chief of the Town of Plymouth, and of the Two Counties of Cornewell and Devon, under Sir Wm. Waller.
Money for the West.
Ordered, That Mr. Prideaux and Sir Jo. Bampfield do go to Sir Rob. Berkeley, to take care, that the Monies, appointed presently to be paid by him, may be paid and disposed of for the Use and Benefit of the West, by the Committee for the West; and to take Security for the Residue in Mr. Speaker's Name.
The Committee went up to the Conference.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Pury, Sir Rob. Harley, are appointed Managers of this Conference.
Upon Mr. Scawen's Report, from the Committee appointed to consider of the Establishment of my Lord General's Army;
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the Committee in Opinion; That Dr. Stryall, according to a Warrant, dated July the 12th, from the Committee of the Safety, shall have One hundred Pounds paid him for his Advance Money, to be borrowed out of the Recruit Monies, and repaid out of the Monies that come in Haberdashers Hall; and that he shall, as others of the Army, have his Wages due to him before the Commencement of my Lord General's Ordinance, and from the Date of that Ordinance, as the Ordinance doth direct; that is, One Half in Hand, and the other Half upon Publick Faith.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the Committee in Opinion, That the Apothecary of the Army shall have Two hundred and Fifty Pounds advanced to him, upon Account, to provide Physick, to be borrowed out of the Recruit Monies in the Treasurers Hand, and repaid out of the Monies that come in at Haberdashers Hall.
Money for Plymouth.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for Raising of Monies for Plymouth, be reported To-morrow.
Ordered, That any Five of the Committee for Shropshire have Power to meet.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Members of this House, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms: And the Scotts Commissioners are desired to join with them, in the Examination of the Business concerning Commissary General Behir; and to compose it, if they can; or otherwise to report it to the House.
Money for Intelligence.
Ordered, That the Committee for the King's Revenue do forthwith pay unto Mr. Walt. Frost, Secretary to the Committee of both Kingdoms, Three hundred Pounds, upon Account, in pursuance of a former Order, made for Allowance of Two hundred Pounds per Week to the said Committee of both Kingdoms, for Intelligence, and other incident Charges.
Committee of both Kingdoms.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Riche and Mr. Page;
The Lords desire a Conference, presently by Committees of both Houses, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning a Committee of both Kingdoms.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and will give a present Meeting, as is *
Mr. Prideaux, Sir Tho. Barrington, Sir H. Vane jun. Mr. Solicitor, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Gloucester Ordinance. - Earl of Stamford.
Message from the Lords, by Mr. Page and Dr. Aylett;
That the Lords have commanded us to bring down this Ordinance concerning Gloucester; to which they do agree, with this small Amendment; and desire your Concurrence.
And they have likewise sent you down a Petition of the Earl of Stamford's, who hath done good Service in the West.
The humble Petition of Hen. Earl of Stamforde was read.
Ordered, That, on Monday next, Mr. Nicoll do bring in the Information be hath to give against the Earl of Stamford, concerning the Loss of the West.
Ordered, That this House doth concur with the Lords in the Amendments for Gloucester.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House doth concur with the Lords in the Amendments to the Ordinance for Gloster; and as to the rest, will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for Gloucester be forthwith printed.
Hasilrig's Petition, &c.
Ordered, That the Petition of Thomas Hasilrig Esquire, and the Information of Jeoffery Hawkins against Lieutenant Cotton; and the Information of the Lord Grey against the said Mr. Hasilrigge, about the opening of a Letter directed to his Lordship; be referred to the Committee for the Examination of Sir Edward Hartop's Business.
Palmer's &c. Petition.
Ordered, That the Petition of George Palmer and Thomas Buckley, and others, be referred to the said Committee: And are to sit this Afternoon, in the usual Place.
Affairs in Leicester.
Ordered, That it be referred to the said Committee, to see if they can compose the Differences between the Gentlemen and Commanders in the County of Leicester, except in Matters concerning the Privilege of Parliament.
Ordered, That the Report be made To-morrow Morning concerning Commissary Copley; and that this Petition be then read.