Die Veneris, Januarii 10, 1644.
THE humble Petition of Peter de la Salle, MerchantStranger, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That this Petition, and the whole Business thereupon depending, be referred to the Commissioners of the Great Seal, the Judges, and the Master
of the Rolls; to certify the true State of the Business to
Ordered, That this Business of transporting Butter into
Duynkirke, by one Tatham, be referred to the Examination
of the Committee of the Navy; to certify their Opinions
upon the Business; and to consider, whether it may be
advantageous for the Kingdom that Butter be transported,
many Parts of the Kingdom being in great need of Provisions; and to consider of course, how such Commodities as lie upon the Counties may be taken off, and
disposed to the best Advantage of the Kingdom, and of
those Parts that are in Distress.
And the House doth further Order, That the Butter,
endeavoured by Tatham to be transported, be stayed, until
the House take further Order; and to give an Account
to the House, by what Warrant this Butter was to be
The Extract of a Letter, written from Colonel Jephson,
from Portesmouth, of Januarii 7, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do pay
for such Provisions, as by Colonel Jephson's Order shall be
laid into the Garison of Portesmouth, not exceeding Five
hundred Pounds, out of the Establishment of Portesmouth:
To be deducted out of the Pay of that Garison.
Ordered, That the Particular in the Letter concerning a Thousand Pounds out of Haberdashers-Hall, be
referred to the Committee of Haberdashers-Hall: And
that the Gentlemen of Hants do repair to that Committee,
to see what hath been done in that Business; and to take
their best Care, that the said One thousand Pounds may be
Resolved, &c. That this House doth set the Fine of
Three thousand Pounds upon Sir John Hewet, for his
Delinquency, to be paid in Three Weeks; the first Payment to begin on Friday next: And that Five-and-twenty Hundred Pounds, of the said Monies, be paid to the
Treasurer at Wars; to be by him paid, according to several
Ordinances, for the Relief of divers Widows, Officers,
and Waggoners; and the remaining Five hundred Pounds
to Mr. Trenchard; to be paid to Waggoners of Sir Wm.
Waller's Army: And that he be referred to the Committee of Goldsmiths-Hall to be treated with, and to secure
him, as they shall see Cause: And that upon the Payment
of the said Sum of Three thousand Pounds, or giving good
Security for the true Payment thereof, to the Satisfaction
of the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, that the Sequestration of his Estate be taken off: Otherwise, that the Committee shall have Power to bring in an Ordinance for the
Sale of his Lands.
Resolved, &c. That Ward and Hurte, formerly sent for
as Delinquents, by Order of this House, for breaking the
Privilege of Parliament, in entering upon the Possessions
of Mr. Maynard, a Member of this House, be forthwith
discharged from any further Restraint.
Ordered, That on Monday next, peremptorily, the
Letters from my Lord Admiral, the Ordinance for Tonage and Poundage, and the whole Business concerning the
Navy, be taken into Consideration: And that the Report
from the Committee, touching the Petition of Merchants,
Masters, and Owners of Ships, be then read.
Resolved, &c. That Captain Onele be forthwith sent
for in safe Custody; and all such Papers and Petitions as
are about him to be seized: And that, until he be examined, no Man be permitted to speak with him.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Sterling be forthwith summoned to be examined by a Committee of this House:
And that the Earl of Manchester be desired to send for him
Ordered, That Captain Oneile, and Colonel Sterling, and
likewise the whole Business concerning the procuring and
carrying on a Petition from the Officers of the Earl of
Manchester's Army, touching the Ordinance That no
Member of either House shall bear Office, &c., with all
the Circumstances of the Proceedings therein, be referred
to the Examination of the Committee for regulating my
Lord General's Army, where Mr. Tate has the Chair:
And they are to meet upon it this Afternoon.
Mr. Sam. Browne is appointed to go to the Lords, to
desire them to pass the Ordinance That no Member of
either House shall bear Office, &c.; and to acquaint
them, that this House is very sensible of the great Inconveniencies occasioned by the Delay of this Business; and
that they conceive, that a Delay herein, is not only dangerous, but destructive.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and
The Lords have commanded us to deliver you a Petition from the Archbishop of Canterbury: They conceive
it to be reasonable; and recommend it to the Consideration
of this House. They have likewise received a Petition
from divers Waggoners and Carters; which they likewise
refer to the Consideration of this House.
The humble Petition of Wm. Archbishop of Canterbury, * *.
Resolved, &c. and it is *, That, as to this Petition,
the House will send Answer by Messengers of their own:
And likewise to the Petition of the Waggoners.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message: And, as
to both the Petitions, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Browne brings Answer, That the Lords will take
this Ordinance into present Consideration; and send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Knightley presents to the House my Lord General's
Answer, in Writing, to the Order of the House, requireing an Account, Why the Line was not kept, according
to the Directions and Orders of the Committee of both
Kingdoms: The which was read in bæc verba:
I Shall desire to return my humble Acknowledgments for
the Favour the Honourable House of Commons did
me, in letting me know any thing, that might prejudice
me in their good Opinions, which I am, and have been
ever, ambitious of; and whereby I have a Means given
me to clear myself, that I have done nothing in Disobedience to any Order I received. I confess I had Orders for
Horse-Quarters at Swallowfeild and Stratfeild-Say; whereupon I acquainted the Committee of both Kingdoms, that
my Lord of Manchester's Forces had lain there so long,
and the Army since, That there was not Subsistence for
Horse: And, having no further Order thereupon, I conceived the Committee had been satisfied with my Answer:
But I did give Order, that Horse should quarter as near
there, as they might, with Accommodation, to be kept
together. Touching the Sending of Horse to Sir Wm.
Waller's Line, instead of Sir Wm. Waller's that were to
go for the West, I was not to do That, as the Committee
of both Kingdoms know, till I received Notice from him of
the Removal of His; of which I never heard: The Reason
whereof he can best give to the Honourable House.
Sir John Evelyn reports the Answer of the Earl of Manchester to the said Order, to this Effect:
"That the Earl of Manchester said, He had not, to his
Knowledge, disobeyed any Orders of the Committee of
"That, to the Putting of Horse and Foot into Hildesden House and Buckingham, he had consulted with his Officers; and that the Foot would all have been lost, if they
had been put there; and that it was a very bad Quarter for
the Horse: That he had acquainted the Committee of both
Kingdoms therewith. Where his Horse and Foot now
are, he cannot say, in regard they are upon present Motion, by Order of the Committee."
Resolved, &c. That this House doth expect, That Obedience be henceforth yielded to the Orders of the Committee of both Kingdoms by my Lord General and the Earl of
Resolved, &c. That the Armies, and the Treaty; the
Church, and the Navy; shall be taken into Consideration,
peremptorily, the first Business: And that no other Business shall intervene, or be admitted, whatsoever, until these
Businesses be settled.
The Lords to be acquainted with this Order.
Resolved, &c. That To-morrow the Business of the
Armies; on Monday the Business of the Treaty; on Tuesday the Business of the Church; on Wednesday the Business
of the Navy; be peremptorily taken into Consideration:
And that no other Business whatsoever intervene, or be admitted, upon those respective Days. And Mr. Speaker is
to put the House in mind of the particular Business assigned
on these particular Days.
Upon Report this Day made to the House by Mr. Pelham;
It is Resolved, &c. That Mr. John Archer shall be desired, from this House, to return into the Country; and
have Encouragement from this House chearfully to go on
in the Service of the Parliament: And Mr. Ellis and Mr.
Pelham are ordered to give Mr. Archer Thanks from this
House, for the good Services he hath already done for the