Die Sabbati, Martii 15, 1644.
UPON the humble Petition of Colonel John Boothe,
Governor of Warrington, this Day read;
It is Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the DeputyLieutenants of the Counties of Lancaster and Cheshire, to
settle some Course for the Preservation and Maintenance of
the Garison of Warrington; being a Place of Importance,
for the Defence of the said Counties.
Resolved, &c. That One thousand Pounds be advanced
and paid, upon Account, unto Colonel John Boothe, Governor of the Garison of Warrington, towards the Pay of
his Soldiers, by the Committee of the Revenue, out of
the first Monies that shall come in of the Revenue, next
after the Assignments now settled upon the Revenue.
Resolved, &c. That Two hundred Pounds be forthwith
advanced, upon Account, to Major Carre, out of the
Monies that come in upon the Excise.
Colonel Popham and Mr. Nicoll are appointed to desire
the Commissioners of Excise to advance these Monies.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Militia do forthwith pay unto the Waggoners employed upon the Expedition of the City Brigade under Sir James Harrington
Knight, Major-General of that Brigade, the Arrears due,
according to the Contract made with the said Waggoners
by Mr. Tho. Richardson, Waggonmaster-General.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of many poor distressed Waggoners and Carters, a List of whose Names
is thereunto annexed, be referred, and, from this House,
earnestly recommended, unto the Committee of Accounts;
to take into speedy Consideration.
The humble Petition of the Artificers and Conductors
(in Number Two-and-twenty) of his Excellency's Train
of Artillery, was this Day read: And
it is Ordered, That Five hundred Pounds be advanced
and paid out of the Excise to Sir Gilb. Gerard, Treasurer
at Wars; to be paid, upon Account, to the Petitioners,
towards the Satisfaction of their Arrears.
Colonel Popham and Mr. Nicoll are appointed to move
the Commissioners of Excise herein.
Resolved, &c. That the Waggonmaster-General be paid,
upon Account, by the Committee for Advance of Monies
at Haberdashers-Hall, the Arrears due unto him upon the
last Expedition of convoying my Lord General's Train
of Artillery, according to the Order of this House of Saturday, October the 5th, 1644.
Ordered, That the Members of this House, that are of
the Committee for Sir Tho. Fairefaxe's Army, be injoined
particularly to give their Attendance upon that Service on
Tuesday next, at Two Post meridiem, in the Duchy-Court:
And that the Names of the said Committee be set up at
the Door: At which time the Committee of Accounts
are to meet there also.
Ordered, That the Four hundred and Ninety Pounds of
Recruit-Monies, formerly ordered to be paid by the Committee at Haberdashers-Hall to Sir Gilb. Gerard, Treasurer
at Wars, be now paid, upon Account, to Walt. Frost
Esquire, Secretary to the Committee of both Kingdoms,
to be disposed of by the said Committee.
Mr. Niccoll carried up to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Names of Captain Muskett and Captain Bamfield, to be Captains of Sir Tho. Fairefaxe's Army: The
Ordinance for a Thousand Pounds out of the Excise for
Abingdon: The Ordinance concerning Currans for Gloucester: The additional Names to the Committees for Herts,
Leicester, Worcestershire, Huntingdon, and the Isle of Elye:
And was to desire the Lords to expedite the List of the
Officers of the Army upon the new Model.
An Ordinance for satisfying, to the Committee of
Kent, the Charges they shall be at in paying and recruiting
their Regiment at Plimouth, out of the Ten Months Proportion, charged upon that County, by the Ordinance for
the raising and maintaining the Army under the Command of Sir Tho. Fairefaxe: The which was read; and,
upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto
the Lords for their Concurrence: And was immediately
carried up by Mr. Nicoll.
An Ordinance for continuing the Half per Cent. upon
Merchandize exported and imported for the Defence of
Plymouth, was this Day read; and, upon the Question,
passed; and immediately carried to the Lords, for their
Concurrence, by Mr. Nicoll.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of John Osborne Esquire to be High-Sheriff of the
County of Rutland.
The House being informed, That divers Gentlemen
and Ministers of the County of Essex were at the Door,
desirous to prefer a Petition to this House;
They were called in; and did prefer a Petition, in the
Name of The humble Petition of divers Gentlemen, Ministers, and others well-affected, of the Hundreds of
Lexden, Hinckford, and the rest of that Division in the
County of Essex, complaining of, and charging divers
Persons in the Committee, and divers High-Constables.
The which was read.
Resolved, &c. That Henry Vincent be forthwith discharged from being High-Constable in the County of
Essex: And that the Petition, as to the Residue, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Examinations.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That if
the Aldermen of the City of York, and the Ministers of
that City, committed and disfranchised upon some Informations received thence, have done nothing that renders them liable to Punishments, since the Articles passed
upon the Rendering of the Town, that they be released
from further Imprisonment; and the Aldermen restored to
their Infranchisements: And that the Governor of Yorke,
the Committee, Lord Mayor, and Aldermen, do forthwith certify this House, Whether the said Aldermen, Ministers, or any of them, have done any thing since the
Rendering of the Town, that renders them liable to Punishment.
And it is further Ordered, That the Committee of the
West do inform my Lord General of divers Persons there
imprisoned, contrary to the Capitulations made with them;
to the end my Lord General may take some Course herein.
Mr. Nicoll brings Answer, The Lords do agree to the
Ordinance for Plymouth Regiment; and for the Continuance of one per Cent. to the several Committees; and to
the Two Captains to be listed in the new Model; and to
the Ordinance for One thousand Pounds for Abington:
And, for the Passing of the List, they will send Answer
by Messengers of their own: And do agree to the Ordinance for Gloucester.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
The Lords desire a Conference, by Committees of both
Houses, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may
stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning the
List of the Officers upon the new Model.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Finche and Mr.
The Lords have received, this Day, an Ordinance from
this House, concerning Abingdon: The which they agree
unto, with these Words of "Serjeant-Major-General
Browne," to be in the stead of "Colonel Browne."
They have sent down an Ordinance concerning Martial
Law; in which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
They have likewise received the Petition of one Mary
Nicholson; in which they have made an Order; and desire the Concurrence of this House.
They have likewise received a Petition from Mr. Henry
Parker; which they desire this House to take into Consideration, for the Petitioner's Satisfaction.
Answer returned by the First Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships . . . . ; and will
give a present Meeting at a Conference, by Committees
of both Houses, presently, as is desired.
Answer returned by the Second Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and do
agree to the Amendments in the Ordinance concerning
Abingdon: And, as to the rest, will send Answer, by Messengers of their own.
Sir Wm. Lewes, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Holles, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Ordinance for
raising Monies in the County of Lincolne do meet on
Monday next, at Two post meridiem, in the usual Place:
And that they, or any Four of them, shall have Power
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of the West may
take such of the Officers, now to be reduced, as they shall
think fit, to employ in the West.
Resolved, That such others of them may be sent down
into the North, as shall be fit to be employed there.
Resolved, That the Residue shall have their Arrears
audited by Auditor Wilcocks, for what is due before the
Establishment, according to the Instructions of this House:
And that speedy Care be taken for some reasonable Satisfaction: And that they shall have Debentures for what is
due since the Establishment, by Sir Gilbert Gerard Treasurer at Wars.
Ordered, That the Lists of the Captains and Commanders of the next Summer's Fleet be taken into Consideration
on Monday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for Newcastle be read on
Monday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Report concerning the Scotts Army
in Ireland be taken into further Consideration on Monday
Ordered, That the Business concerning the Church be
taken into Consideration, according to the former Order
therein made, on Tuesday Morning next.