Die Mercurii, Februarii 5, 1644.
THE Grand Committee of the House, according to
former Order, proceeded to the Consideration of
the Affairs of the Navy.
Mr. Reynolds called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker called to the Chair.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Customs may
have a Copy of the Ordinance of Tonage and Poundage.
Resolved, &c. That so much of the Monies as shall arise
to the State, from the Discovery of the Estate of one Mr.
Walgrave a Papist, belonging unto him, and discovered in
his House, shall be employed, upon Account, to the
best Advantage, for setting forth a Convoy for the FisheryShipping. And it is referred to the Committee of Examinations to take care to levy these Monies. And it is further referred to the Committee of the Navy to take care
herein; and to give Order to the Victualler of the Navy,
to victual such Ships as shall be employed in the Convoy
of the Fishery-Shipping.
Ordered, That Mr. Recorder and Mr. Green do forthwith bring in an Ordinance and Declaration for the Preservation of the Breed of young Cattle; and the Encouragement of Fishing, and Fishing-Voyages: And to advise
with the Lord Mayor and Court of Aldermen, How the
said Ordinance and Declaration may be put in due Execution.
Ordered, That the Reasons against the Transportation
of Butter, this Day offered to the House, be read, when
the Report concerning the Transportation of Butter is
Ordered, That the Letters, intercepted and taken upon
Sir Henry Tichbourne, and Sir James Ware, and others,
going into Ireland, be referred to the Consideration of the
Committee of both Kingdoms; to take into speedy Consideration; and, out of them, and otherwise, to frame Interrogatories to examine the Prisoners upon. It is further
referred to the said Committee to take Order for the speedy
and safe bringing up the said Prisoners, in such manner as
they shall think sit.
Resolved, &c. That an exact Muster shall be forthwith
taken of all the Forces, both under my Lord General, and
Sir Wm. Waller; as well those that are designed upon the
Party for the West, as those that are at Redding.
Resolved, &c. That, upon the Muster, a Fortnight's
Pay shall be made up for all Officers, and the Soldiers,
under the Command of my Lord General and Sir Wm.
Waller; as well those at Redding, as those that are designed upon the Party for the West.
Mr. Nicoll is appointed to repair to the Commissioners
of Excise, to desire them to furnish so much Monies, as,
upon the Muster, shall be requisite to make the Monies,
now assigned, up a full Fortnight's Pay.
Resolved, &c. That my Lord General be desired to give
Directions, and his Warrant, to the Treasurer, to pay
forthwith a Week's Pay to the inferior Officers, all under
Captains of Horse and Foot, and the common Troopers
and common Soldiers, at Redding, and at Farneham, according to an exact Muster.
Resolved, &c. That a Fortnight's Pay, upon an exact
Muster, shall be paid to Colonel Fienis his Regiment of
Resolved, &c. That a Fortnight's Pay, upon an exact
Muster, shall be forthwith paid to the Horse and Foot of
the Earl of Manchester's at Farneham, under the Command of Sir Wm. Waller: And that Mr. Lemman and
Mr. Gaussell, Treasurers, do forthwith pay a Fortnight's
Pay unto the said Forces, accordingly; and receive it out
of the first Monies that shall come in upon the Arrears
due upon the several Ordinances of weekly Assessments for
the Earl of Manchester's Association.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Sir Jo. Potts carried it up to the Lords for their Concurrence.
The House, according to an Order Yesterday made,
proceeded to the Consideration of the Provisoes and Alterations, desired by the Lords, to be added to the Ordinance
for raising and maintaining Forces for Defence of the Kingdom, to be under the Command of Sir Tho. Fairefaxe:
The which Provisoes and Alterations were read.
Resolved, &c. That the First Proviso, sent down by the
Lords with this Ordinance, shall be committed.
Mr. Recorder, Sir John Evelyn, Colonel Cromwell, Mr.
Reynolds, Sir Arth. Haselrigg, Mr. Strode, Sir Ph. Stapleton, Mr. Cage, Sir Peter Wentworth, Colonel Long, Sir
Jo. Curson, Sir Wal. Erle, Sir Hen. Vane, Sir Hen. Heyman, Mr. Tate, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Lisle, Sir Gil. Pickeringe;
This Committee is to take into Consideration this Proviso; and present their Opinions to this House: And are
to meet this Afternoon at Three a Clock, in the Court of
Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leeche and Mr.
That the Lords have received a Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms; with several Papers and Letters, some concerning the County of Leicester: Which
they have taken into Consideration; and have appointed
a Committee of Nine Lords to consider thereof, whereof
Three to be of the Quorum; and do desire this House to
appoint a proportionable Number; and to meet To-morrow at Three a Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings: And to
report to both Houses, as they see Cause.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Recorder informs the House, That he hath a Report to make from the Committee of both Kingdoms, concerning Lieutenant-General Midleton, and the rest of the
Matter of this Message, . . . . that the House would take
the same into Consideration.
Ordered, That, on Friday next, the House do take into
Consideration this Message from the Lords, and Report
of Mr. Recorder's.
Resolved, &c. That the Second Proviso, sent down with
the said Ordinance, concerning the Covenant, &c. be committed to the said Committee; with the Addition of Mr.
Rous, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Grimstone, Mr. Hodges, and
Ordered, That Mr. Ellis do take care of this Business.
Resolved, &c. That the Third Proviso shall be committed to the said Committee.
A Letter from Sir Wm. Waller, dated at Farneham,
the Fourth of February; desiring a speedy Dispatch of the
Things he writ; for that he may go into Action.