Die Jovis, Januarii 9, 1644.
The House being informed, that divers of the Divines of the Assembly were at the Door;
They were called in: And Mr. Marshall acquainted the
House, That Yesterday the Assembly received Letters
from Yorkeshire; and in it a Petition to this House:
The Sum of the Letters was, That the Assembly would
recommend their Petition to the House. The Business is
of such publick Concernment for the Glory of God, that
they need not use many Words in the Recommendation
of it to this Assembly.
The Divines withdrew.
And the Petition was read; and, not being brought in
regularly, the House proceeded no farther upon it.
Ordered, That, on Saturday next, peremptorily, the
House take into Consideration the Business of the Church:
And that Mr. Speaker put the House in mind thereof.
Mr. Ellis reports, from the Committee appointed to
prepare the same, the Reasons to be offered to the Lords,
at a Conference concerning the Matter of the late Conference, touching the Ordinance That no Member of
either House shall bear Office, &c.: The which were
read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be delivered unto the Lords at a Conference.
Sir Tho. Widdrington went up to the Lords, to desire a
free Conference, by Committees of both Houses, touching
the Matter of the last Conference concerning the Ordinance
That no Member of either House shall bear Office, &c.
He likewise carried up to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for mitigating the Sentence
upon the Archbishop of Canterbury, and doing Execution upon him, by taking off his Head only: The
Order for the Committee at Haberdashers-Hall to satisfy
the Damages to Alice Mansfeld, which she sustained by
the Parliament Forces: The Order for Repayment of
Six thousand Pounds, advanced by the Commissioners of
Excise upon the Ordinance of Flesh and Salt: The
Order concerning the granting Excise and Custom to the
States Ambassadors upon the Consumption of Commodities.
Sir Tho. Widdrington brings Answer, That, as to the
Order concerning Alice Mansfeld, they will send Answer
by Messengers of their own; and, as to the rest, they do
agree; and do agree to a present Conference, as is
Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Great Seal be
required to grant Patents to all such Persons as both
Houses shall name to be Sheriffs in any County in this
Kingdom; and to grant all such Patents, Commissions,
and Writs, which usually are granted, for the Discharge
of the former Sheriffs; and for giving Power to the new
Mr. Ellis, Mr. Crewe Mr. Pierrepont, are appointed
Managers, and Reporters of this Conference.
Mr. Ellis reports, That they had delivered the Reasons
as they were appointed: That the Lords withdrew into
their own House; and then came out again; and told
them, That they would take the Matters delivered into
Consideration; and that they needed not stay to expect an
Upon Mr. Sollicitor's Report from the Committee of
It is Resolved, &c. That Ten thousand Pounds shall
be forthwith provided; whereof Six thousand Pounds for
the Forces of my Lord General, and Four thousand
for Sir Wm. Waller's Forces.
Resolved, &c. That this Ten thousand Pounds shall be
charged upon the Excise, and raised from thence: And
Mr. Nicoll, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Green, and Mr. Pury, are
appointed to go to the Commissioners of Excise; and to
acquaint them with the great important Necessity of the
present Raising and Advancing of the said Sixteen thousand
Pounds; and to press them earnestly for the Advance
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
The Lords have received a Petition from the Merchants
of the Intercourse; to which they agree; and desire the
Concurrence of this House. They desire, That the Committee appointed to treat with the States Ambassadors may
meet on Saturday next, at Three of Clock, in the Prince's
Lodgings. They have likewise passed an Order concerning the Lady Ann Viscountess Willmott, agreed upon by
the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations; in which they desire the Concurrence of this
House. They have formerly received an Order concerning the Pardon of divers Prisoners in Newgate; to which
they do agree, with some Amendments; in which they
desire the Concurrence of this . . . . They do agree to
the Order concerning Alice Mansfeld, with some Amendments; in which they desire the Concurrence of this
Ordered, That the Petitions of the Merchants of the
Intercourse be referred to the Committee of GoldsmithsHall, and the Committee at Haberdashers-Hall respectively: And they are to forbear all Proceedings against the
Petitioners, until Report be made of this Business; and
that the House take further Order herein.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to treat with
the States Ambassadors on Saturday next, at Three of
Clock....: And the Members of that Committee are injoined to take particular Notice hereof.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concurr with the
Lords in passing the Order, made at the Committee of
Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, in the Case of
the Lady Ann Viscountess Willmott, upon her Petition,
recommended from both Houses to that Committee; and
that it shall be made an Order of both Houses.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concurr with the
Lords in the Amendments to the Ordinance concerning
the Pardon of divers Prisoners in Newgate.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Lords in the Amendments to the Order concerning Alice
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message: And, as
to the Petition of the Merchants of the Intercourse, they
have put it into a speedy Way of Consideration; and will
send Answer by Messengers of their own: And, as to all
the other Particulars of the Message, they do agree unto
Mr. Pierrepont reported, from the Committee of both
Kingdoms, the new Model of the Forces: And
It is Ordered, That this Report be taken into Consideration To-morrow at Nine of Clock, peremptorily:
And that Mr. Speaker put the House in mind hereof.
Mr. Whitelock reports the Ordinance concerning the
Regulating of Billet and Free-Quarter: The which was
twice read; and, after much Debate, upon the Question;
passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their
Concurrence by Mr. Whitelock: Who is to desire, that it
may be printed, and sent to the Armies: And that the
Officers, and others whom it may concern, may take Notice hereof.
Ordered, That the Committee sent Yesterday to my
Lord General and Earl of Manchester, about the Line
to be kept by the Soldiers, be reported To-morrow.
Ordered, That the Business concerning Newcastle be
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy do bring
in the Ordinance on Monday next, for the Continuance of
Tonage and Poundage.
Mr. Peirpoint reports from the Committee of both
Kingdoms the Bargain made with Mr. Davies for
Victuals, Cloaths, and Ammunition, to be sent into Ireland; and of the Dividend made by the said Committee,
apportioning and dividing to the several Provinces a Proportion of the said Victuals, Cloaths, and Ammunition.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth allow of the Bargain and Contract, made by the Committee of both
Kingdoms, with Mr. Davies, touching Victuals, Cloaths,
and Ammunition, to be sent into Ireland; and of the Dividend made by the said Committee of the said Victuals,
Cloaths, and Ammunition: And do Order, That the said
Victuals, Cloaths, and Ammunition, be sent away accordingly.
Ordered, That the rest of the Report be considered