Die Veneris, Decembris 27, 1644.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Playters do pay in the Five
hundred Pounds, Remainder of the Fine set upon
Tho. Playters Esquire, his Son, for his Delinquency: And
that he do likewise pay in an Hundred Pounds in Discharge of the Arrears of the Sequestration of the Revenue
and Estate of his said Son: And that the said Hundred
Pounds be paid to Sir Gilb. Gerard, Treasurer at Wars; to
be forthwith paid to Jonathan Powell Girdler, towards
the Discharge of a Debt owing to the said Jonathan Powell
by the State.
An Ordinance for disposing Monies belonging to Mr.
John Coryton (in Right of his Wife), in Arms against the
Parliament, for the Service of the West, was this Day
read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to
be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Jo. Ashe reports, from the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, certain Votes concerning the Management of
the Coal-Business: Which the House would not enter into
the Debate of, until the Scotts Commissioners had been
first acquainted with them.
Sir H. Vane senior, Mr. Jo. Ashe, Sir Tho. Widdrington,
Sir Gilb. Gerard, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Blakiston, Mr. Crew,
Mr. Sollicitor, Sir Philip Stapilton;
This Committee is appointed to meet this Afternoon
at Two of Clock, at Worcester-House, with the Commissioners of Scotland, to acquaint them, and treat with
them upon the Votes this Day reported from the Committee of Goldsmiths-Hall, concerning the Matter of Coal;
and, upon the whole Matter of that Business, after Conference with them, to settle it in the best Way they can.
Sir Wm. Lewes went to the Lords, to desire a Conference concerning the Matter of the Message touching a
Treaty: But the Lords were up.
Ordered, That it be earnestly recommended unto the
Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, to consider of speedy
raising and providing Thirty-one thousand Pounds, to be
a Month's Pay to the Scotts Army.
Resolved, &c. That Ten thousand Pounds shall be
forthwith provided, and paid, upon Account, to the Earl
of Calendar's Army: And that this Ten thousand Pounds
be raised and provided out of the Excise: And Sir Henry
Vane senior and Sir Thomas Widdrington are appointed
to treat with the Commissioners of Excise for the Advance
of this Ten thousand Pounds.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both
Kingdoms, to take care for Mustering of all the Forces
under the Earl of Leven and the Earl of Calender; to the
end, their Numbers may be ascertained; and to put them
in a way of a certain Muster; and to consider how the
Charge of those Forces may be contracted, in the best
Manner that may be, in regard of the great Occasions of
the Kingdom, and that the Kingdom may be enabled the
better to perform their Undertakings.
Ordered, That the Residue of the Report from the
Committee of both Kingdoms, made by Mr. Recorder,
concerning the Scotts Armies in the North and in Ireland,
be resumed To-morrow, the first Business; and proceeded
in: And that Mr. Speaker put the House in mind hereof.
The House being informed, That divers of the Committee of Accounts were at the Door;
They were called in; and did present a Certificate, concerning a printed Paper signed by Commissary Lyonel
Copley; and a Certificate touching the Accounts of Commissary Copley; with the Objections and Answers:
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That Commissary
Copley shall be forthwith committed.
Resolved, &c. That he shall stand committed to the
Compter in Southwark.
Ordered, That the Report be made on Monday Morning next, concerning Commissary Copley; and, in case the
Report be not made, that the Committee do sit in the
The House being informed, That some of the Divines of the Assembly were at the Door;
They were called in. Dr. Burgesse presented the remaining Parts of the Directory for Publick Worship concerning the keeping Days of Publick Fasts, of Publick
Thanksgiving; and some Propositions touching the Singing of Psalms.