Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 4, 1644-1646. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Mercurii, Februarii 12, 1644.
THE Grand Committee proceeded to consider of the Affairs of the Customs, and the Navy.
Mr. Reynolds called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Sir Robert Pye went up to the Lords, to desire them to sit awhile, in regard of great important Business.
A Letter from Sir Wm. Waller, 11 Februarii 1644, of his Intention to beat up the Enemy's Quarters at Andever, was read; also another Letter, of the same Date, about Five of the Clock in the Afternoon, of the Enemy's taking the Outworks at Weymouth from Sir Wm. Waller, was read; being reported from the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Ordered, That Mr. Green do forthwith repair unto my Lord Admiral; to desire him to give Order, That, of such Ships as are abroad, some of them may go to the Western Coast; and be an Encouragement to the Garisons upon the Sea-Coasts.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Waller do immediately, upon Receipt of this Command, advance into the West, with all the Foot and Horse he hath now ready: And, if that the Foot be not ready presently to march, that then a strong Party of Horse and Dragoons do immediately march to countenance and encourage the Garisons in the West, and to take all Advantages against the Enemy: And that the Foot, and the rest of the Forces, do march after with all Speed.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms to send this Order to Sir Wm. Waller immediately.
Sir Henry Mildmay went up to the Lords, to desire them to expedite the Ordinance concerning the new Model, in regard of the important Necessity of the speedy Passing thereof.
He likewise carried up the Name of Edward Payne Esquire, to be High-Sheriff of the County of Sussex: The Order for Two hundred and Forty Pounds, out of Haberdashers-Hall, for the Services done to the Commissioners of Martial Affairs: And the Order for Three thousand Pair of Shoes, to be paid out of Haberdashers-Hall.
Sir Henry Mildmay brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Ordinances carried up by him: And, as to the Ordinance concerning the new Model, they will send Answer speedily by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That Four thousand Pounds be forthwith provided, by the Commissioners of Excise, to make up a Fortnight's Pay for my Lord General's Horse and Foot, according to former Order: And that Mr. Nicoll do press the Commissioners herein.
Ordered, That my Lord General be desired to give his Warrants to the Treasurer at Wars, forthwith to pay, out of the Monies at Redding, a Fortnight's Pay to the Horse and Foot at and near Farnham, who are to advance upon the present Service into the West: And that he likewise give Order to pay the Foot at Farnham so much as may bring them, and the Foot at Redding, to one Foot of Account.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the West, to take into their special Care to provide the Supplies desired for the Town of Poole and Warham.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Widdrington do report, Tomorrow, the Ordinance for the Scotts Army.
The Ordinance for making the Buyer liable to pay Excise was read the Second time, and committed to the Committee of the Navy, the Committee for the Excise, and the Committee for the West; who are joined together, as to this Business: And are to meet To-morrow at Two of Clock, in the Treasury-Chamber.
A Letter from the Commissioners for the Treaty at Uxbridge, dated 11 Februarii, concerning the Business of Ireland, with the several Papers concerning Ireland, were read.
Ordered, That those Gentlemen of the County of Bedford, that are here in Westminster and London, and are appointed by the Committee of Goldsmiths-Hall to be Commissioners for the Loans, do forthwith return, with Sir Roger Burgoyn, into the said County; and expedite the Collecting of the said Loans, that it may be speedily paid into the Treasury at Goldsmiths-Hall.