House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 28 February 1645

Pages 64-65

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 Veneris, Februarii 28, 1644.


THE House, according to an Order Yesterday made, took into Consideration the Approbation of the Commanders and Officers, presented in a List by Sir Tho. Fairefaxe.

And the Colonels and Officers of the Foot and Horse Regiments were all, particularly, one by one, read; and, one by one, voted; and all approved of by the Question; only Colonel Ayloffe was referred back to Sir Tho. Fairefaxe.

Ordered, That the Case of Major Harrison and Captain Le Hunt be referred back to Sir Tho. Fairefaxe; to examine the Business, and to settle it according to the Rule of War.

As to the Persons of Captain Le Hunt and Major Harrison, it is Resolved, That the House doth approve of them to be Officers.

The Question being put, For the Approbation of Captain Poe;

It passed with the Negative.

Ordered, That Captain Poe shall be forthwith sent for in safe Custody: And that it be recommended to my Lord of Manchester to cashier him, and to cause him to be sent for up in safe Custody.

Ordered, That it be especially recommended to the Earl of Manchester, forthwith to give Order to secure the Horse and Arms of Captain Poe's Troop; and to turn That Troop over to Sir Thomas Fairfax: And Sir Jo. Potts is to acquaint the Earl of Manchester with this Order.

Ordered, That the Committee of Kent, Members of this House, do confer with Sir Thomas Fairfax about the Officers to be in Colonel Weldon's Regiment: And Sir Wm. Strickland is added to this Committee for this Occasion.

The Question being propounded, Whether the Question should be now put for the Approbation of Captain Boughe;

The House was divided.

The Noes went out.

Colonel Long, Tellers for the Noe: 42.
Sir John Evelyn, With the Noe,
Mr. Bainton, Tellers for the Yea: 27.
Mr. Tate, With the Yea,

So the Question passed with the Negative.

Ordered, That Lionel Watson, Scoutmaster-General to the Earl of Manchester, be required forthwith to go down to Lieutenant-General Cromwell: And that the Committee of the West do take care herein.

The Question being put, Whether the Question should be now put for the Approbation of Colonel Riche;

The House was divided.

The Noes went out.

Sir H. Heyman, Tellers for the Yea: 28.
Sir Arthur Hasilrig, With the Yea,
Mr. Recorder, Tellers for the Noe: 31.
Sir Christopher Wray, With the Noe,

So the Question passed with the Negative.

Ordered, That To-morrow the House do take into Consideration a Judge-Advocate for this Army.

A Letter from Colonel G . . ., Colonel Berkley, and others, at Redding, directed to his Excellency, concerning Pay for the Forces there, and thereabouts, was read.

Resolved, &c. That Two thousand Pounds more shall be advanced out of the Excise, for Payment of my Lord General's Foot about Redding, Farnham, &c.: And Mr. Nicoll is appointed to move the Commissioners of Excise herein.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to consider of paying my Lord General's Horse.

A Letter from Colonel Massy, of the 23th of February, was read, of a Victory God hath given him against Sir John Winter.

Ordered, That Mr. Recorder do write a Letter of Thanks, from this House, to Colonel Massy, for the good Services done by him: And that the Committee, appointed for Payment of Five hundred Pounds to him, do pay the same with all Expedition.

Ordered, That the Business of the List, presented by Sir Thomas Fairfax, be taken into further Consideration To-morrow Morning.