Die Jovis, 29 Februarii, 1643.
St. Martins in the fields.
THE Business concerning the Sequestration of Saint Martins in the Fields to be taken in Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Mr. Tate reports from the Committee, Two Propositions concerning the Reformation of the Lord General's Army, touching what shall be allowed to the last Officers; and to provide for the Arms and Horses of the last Regiments: And
It is Resolved, &c. That these Two Propositions be referred back to the Committee, to confer with my Lord General about them; and, after, to present their Opinions to the House.
It is likewise referred to this Committee, to receive the Lists Yesterday sent from my Lord General; and to consider of them in like manner as of the other.
It is further Ordered, That this Committee shall have Power to confer with my Lord General concerning the Lists of his Officers.
Arms, Ammunition, &c.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Wm. Brereton shall have One thousand Musquets, Five hundred Knaphances, Fifteen hundred Swords, Fifteen hundred Bandileers, Fifteen hundred Head-pieces, and Thirty Barrels of Powder, when the Store can spare the Powder; to be employed for the Service of the State.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee at Haberdashers Hall do forthwith furnish Five hundred Pounds, towards the providing of the Arms assigned to Sir Wm. Brereton; and that the Residue that these Arms shall amount unto, shall be furnished and paid monthly, out of the Monies that come in at Haberdashers ....
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Sir Wm. Brereton is appointed to carry up these Votes to the Lords.
Army Arrears, &c.
Resolved, &c. That Five thousand Pounds shall be paid unto Sir Wm. Brereton, upon Account, out of the Arrears and growing Profits of the Court of Wards, towards the Payment of Arrears, and for raising of more Forces; the House reserving a Liberty of first disposing Three thousand Pounds to the Garison of Aylisbury, if they shall see Cause.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Brereton do bring in an Ordinance for the better raising and maintaining of Forces in the County of Chester.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whittfield and Sir Edw. Leech;
The Lords desire a present Conference, by Committees of both Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning Two Letters they have lately received out of the Low Countries; the one from the Prince Elector; the other from Mr. Strickland. They desire this House to consider of the Countess of Cleveland's Petition. They have returned the Commission for the Master of Rolls, with Two Amendments; viz. the leaving out of Sir Edward Salter, and Dr. Wm. Childe.
Amendments agreed to.
The Amendments were read; and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto.
A Letter from the Prince Elector Charles Lodovic, from the Hagh, of the 12/22 of February, was this Day, read: And
It is Ordered, That the Lords be acquainted, that this House has received a Letter from the Prince Elector; which they desire they may communicate at the next Conference.
Message to Lords.
Sir Arth. Heselrig went up with this Message; and carried up likewise, The Order for Arms for Sir Wm. Brereton; and The Ordinance for the weekly Meal: And desired the Lords, to admit Mr. Bond to be of the Assembly, being formerly sent up to them.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Walt. Erle brings Answer; That the Lords do agree to the Ordinance for Two thousand Pounds, out of the Excise, for the Lord General; and to the Ordinance concerning Currans; For the English and Scotts Reformadoes.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message, and will give a present Meeting at a Conference, as is desired: They will take the Countess of Cleveland's Petition into Consideration, in due time; and send Answer by Messengers of their own: They do agree to the leaving out of Sir Edw. Salter, and Dr. Wm. Childe, out of the Commission for the Master of the Rolls to sit and hear Causes.
Resolved, &c. That the Lord Saltern, now a Prisoner to the Parliament in Winchester House, be forthwith discharged of his Imprisonment, and delivered over into the Hands of the Commissioners from Scotland.
Ordered, That the Business concerning Windesore Garison be taken into Consideration To-morrow, the first Business.
Exporting Wool, &c.
An Ordinance to prohibit the Exportation of Wool, Fuller's-earth, Corn, &c. was this Day read the First time; and ordered to be read the Second time To-morrow Morning.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Arth. Heselrig brings Answer; That the Lords do agree to the Orders for Arms to Sir Wm. Brereton; and that the Letter from the Prince Elector may be communicated at this Conference: And as to the Ordinance concerning the weekly Meal, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own. They do agree to Mr. Bond to be added to the Synod.
Ordered, That no Wool whatsoever, under what Pretence soever, shall be transported, without particular Leave and License of this House, upon Pain of Forfeiture of the Wools and sequestring the Estates, of such as shall endeavour the Transportation thereof; and, particularly, that the Wool now upon the River of Thames ready to be transported, be stayed: And the Commissioners of the Customs are required to take care herein; and to take care, that the like Care be taken in all Out Ports and Creeks; and that they certify this House To-morrow what Wools have been transported, and by what Licence; and what Wools lie now ready, in any Port or Creek, to be transported.
Mr. Ashe, Mr. Spurstæ, and Mr. Beddingfield, are appointed to acquaint the Commissioners of the Customs with this Order; and to take care, that it be duly put in Execution.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy do give an Account to the House, of what they have done in granting any Order or License for the Transportation of any sort of Wool.
Committee of both Kingdoms.
Mr. Pierreponte's Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms, now begun, to be proceeded in To-morrow Morning.
Associated Counties, &c.
The Ordinances concerning the Four associated Counties; and concerning Aylisbury Garison; to be proceeded in To-morrow Morning.
Agent in Holland.
Instructions for Walt. Strickland Esquire, employed from the Parliament of England to the General of the United Provinces, were read: and, by Vote, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be carried up to the Lords, for their Concurrence, at their next Sitting, by Mr. Solicitor.
Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Pierrepont, Sir Tho. Barrington, are appointed Managers and Reporters of this Conference: And are to communicate the Letter from the Prince Elector, at this Conference.