Die Martis, Januarii 14, 1644.
AN Ordinance for reimbursing and securing to the
Commissioners of Excise One thousand Pounds, advanced and lent by them for the Benefits of the Reformadoes, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed;
and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That the Committee for Reformadoes do pursue the former Orders and Resolutions concerning the Payment and Distributing of these Monies; and concerning
the Debentures to the Reformadoes.
Ordered, That Seven hundred Musquets, with their
Furniture, be forthwith provided and furnished out of the
publick Stores, and sent to Sir John Price, for the Encouragement of the Parliament's Forces, in the Parts of Montgomeryshire, and the Parts adjacent, and those that do adhere to them.
Ordered, That Three hundred Pair of Pistols and Holsters, and Seven hundred Swords, be provided upon the
Credit of Haberdashers-Hall, to be repaid at Three Months
End, to be sent to Sir John Price, for the Encouragement
of the Parliament's Forces in the Parts of Montgomeryshire,
and the Parts adjacent, and those that do adhere unto them.
Mr. Browne reports, from the Committee of both Kingdoms, a Commission to Morrogh Lord Baron of Inchiquin
to be President of Munster; together with Instructions for
the said Lord Inchiquin: The which were read; and, upon
the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords
for their Concurrence, by Mr. Sam. Browne. And it is
referred to him to compare the Commission with the Original; and to see, that the Clauses of Non obstante be left
out, before it be sent to the Lords.
The House likewise added an Instruction to the Instructions, that came from the Committee of both Kingdoms,
concerning the Lord Inchiquin's encouraging and taking
the Subscriptions of Officers for Land in Ireland, to be
accounted as Part of their Pay.
Upon a further Report, by Mr. Browne, of a Paper, of
the Ninth of January, delivered in by the Scotts Commissioners; the which was read in hæc verba;
"Having received Two Papers concerning the Marching of the Scotts Army Southward, dated the Fourth of
January, 1644; we desire to know, whether the Thirty
thousand Pounds, therein mentioned to be paid unto
them, be a Part of their Arrears preceding this Time, or
the Month's Pay wherein they are to march; and that it
be (as we conceive it is) without Prejudice of the Ten
thousand Pounds voted by the House towards the Payment
of the Arrears of the Forces brought in by the Earl of Calender; which Vote we have.... known to the Parliament of Scotland:"
Resolved, &c. That the Intention of the House, in
assigning Thirty thousand Pounds to the Scotts Army,
upon their March Southward, is, that the said Thirty
thousand Pounds should be accounted for the Month's
Pay wherein they are to march, and not to be paid unto
them as Part of their Arrears preceding that Time.
The House doth further declare, That their Intention is
not, that the Ten thousand Pounds, voted by the House towards the Payment of the Arrears of the Forces brought
in by the Earl of Calendar, should be understood to be Part
of the foresaid Thirty thousand Pounds, or to be included
within that Sum.
Ordered, That the Members of this House, that are of
the Committee of both Kingdoms, doth acquaint the Scotts
Commissioners with this Declaration.
According to the Order Yesterday, the House proceeded to the Nominating of the Commissioners to be employed upon the Treaty at Uxbridge.
The Names of the particular Persons nominated were
all particularly put to the Question: And
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and
appoint Lord Wenman, Mr. Holles, Mr. Pierrepont, Mr.
Whitelock, Sir Hen. Vane junior, Mr. Sollicitor, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Crew, to be the Commissioners from this
House to be employed upon the Treaty.
Sir John Evelyn went up to the Lords, to acquaint them
with the Additions Yesterday made to the Report concerning the Treaty, according to the Order Yesterday; and
that this House had nominated their Commissioners.
He was likewise to desire the Lords to expedite the Order for regulating Free-Billet and Quarter; and likewise
the Ordinance for continuing the Ordinance for Martial
Law: And was to desire them to sit awhile.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of this
House, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to
consider of fitting the Bill for taking away Episcopacy,
with such Alterations, as are necessarily occasioned by the
Treaty with the Scotts, concluded since the said Bill was
first presented to his Majesty.
A Letter from Abington, of Januarii 11, relating a
great Repulse given to the King's Forces attempting to
storm that Town.
Mr. Whitelock is to prepare a Letter, to be signed by
Mr. Speaker, to Colonel Browne, in Acknowledgment of
his late great Services done.
Resolved, &c. That Two thousand Pounds be forthwith provided for the Garison of Abington, to be sent to
Colonel Richard Browne, Governor there; One thousand
Pounds out of Haberdashers-Hall; and One thousand
Pounds out of the Excise.
Mr. Green, Mr. Whitelock, and Mr. Winwood, are appointed to go to the Commissioners of Excise, for the Procuring of this One thousand Pounds.
Ordered, That the Earl of Manchester be desired to give
Order to his Treasurer, to pay a Month's Pay to the
Forces of the Association, that are now at Abingdon, to
encourage them in their good Service.
Sir Wm. Massam is appointed to acquaint the Earl of
Manchester with this Order.
Ordered, That the Sending of the Horse to the Garison
of Abingdon, and Settling of some Horse there; and the
Preventing of the Enemy to fortify the Lady Carie's
House at Cullam near Abingdon; be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Ordered, That Mr. Theloell do prepare a Letter of
Thanks, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to Colonel Langhorn and Captain Swanley, in Acknowledgment
of their Services, and to encourage them to proceed.
The Copy of a Letter from Captain Swanley, of Januarii 1, sent in by the Lord Admiral, concerning the
Taking of some Irish Commissioners, was this Day read;
and some other Papers were likewise presented from the
Lord Admiral: The which were appointed to be taken
into Consideration, when the Business of the Navy shall be
Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and Mr.
The Lords have received a Paper from the Resident of
Portugall, which concerns himself; and reflects something
upon a Member of this House; and therefore they thought
fit to send it to this House.
Ordered, That this Paper from the Portugall Resident,
sent from the Lords, together with That presented to Mr.
Speaker, be read on Saturday next.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
The Lords have sent down the Ordinance concerning
the Regulating Billet and Free-Quarter; to which they
do agree, with some Alterations, and a Proviso, sent down
herewith: They do likewise desire, that the Commissioners, designed to go upon the Treaty to Uxbridge, may
presently meet in the Prince's Lodgings, to consider of
some Accommodations for that Journey.
Resolved, &c. To agree to the Amendment.
Resolved, &c. To adhere to the Ordinance, as it went
Mr. Strode, and the Committee that prepared this Ordinance, are to prepare Reasons to be given to the Lords
for adhering to the Ordinance as it went from hence.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and will
send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Brown brings Answer, That the Lords do agree
to the Commission for my Lord Inchiquyn to be Lord
President of Munster; and to the Instructions for him.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Great Seal
do pass the Commission or Patent under the Great Seal,
for the Lord Inchiquin to be Lord President of Munster.
Ordered, That the Committee, formerly appointed to
prepare the Ordinance for establishing the Army according
to the new Model, do bring in that Ordinance To-morrow
Ordered, That the Business of the Church be proceeded in To-morrow, according to former Order.
The Business of the Treaty being settled, the House,
according to their former Order, proceeded to the Consideration of the Business concerning Church-Government: And
It is Resolved, &c. That many particular Congregations may be under One Presbyterial Government.
Resolved, &c. That this Vote shall be Part of an Ordinance.
Sir John Evelyn brings Answer, That, to all the Messages carried up by him, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That One thousand Pounds shall be
charged upon the Excise; to be raised thence, and paid,
upon Account, to Colonel Norton's Regiment.
Ordered, That the Committee of this House, appointed
for the Regulating the Affairs of the Excise, do meet this
Afternoon, and go to the Office of Excise, concerning the
Settling of Businesses for the Advancement of the Excise;
and the procuring Ten thousand Pounds for my Lord
General and Sir Wm. Waller; and One thousand Pounds
for Colonel Norton's Regiment.
WHereas Jo. Towse Esquire, Alderman of the City of
London, and the rest of the Commissioners of Excise
and New Impost, have advanced and lent the Sum of
One thousand Pounds for Payment of the Reformadoes; Be
it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament
assembled, That the said Commissioners of Excise shall
and may satisfy and reimburse themselves the said One
thousand Pounds, together with Interest for the same,
after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum, for so long
Time as the same, or any Part thereof, shall be forborn,
out of such Intervals of Receipts as shall happen when
other Payments upon the Monies coming in upon the
Office of Excise shall not fall due; or, for want of such
Materials, then as the same shall follow in Course; and
shall not, by any other Order or Ordinance of one or both
Houses of Parliament, be debarred from satisfying and
reimbursing themselves accordingly out of the Receipts of
the said Office: And that the said Commissioners of Excise
shall pay the said Sum of One thousand Pounds unto Sir
Walter Erle Knight, and Richard Knightley Esquire, or
either of them, for the Use aforesaid; either of whose
Receipts shall be their sufficient Discharge in this Behalf.
And, lastly, it is Declared, That the Committee appointed
by the House of Commons for Reformadoes, do take
care, that the People, to whom the Scotts Reformadoes
are indebted for Diet and Lodging, do receive some Satisfaction out of the said Thousand Pounds, according to
a former Order of the House of Commons of One-andtwentieth Day of June 1644.