Die Lunæ, Aprilis 7, 1645.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the
Exchange of the Lord Brereton, Prisoner to the Parliament-Forces, for Sir Jo. Northcott, a Member of this
House, Prisoner to the King's Forces; provided that Sir
John Northcott be returned free into these Quarters, before
the Lord Brereton be released.
Ordered, That it be especially referred, from this
House, to Sir Tho. Fairfaxe, to send as many Horse and
Dragoons, as possibly he can spare, as fast as they come
in, to Abingdon; there to remain in Service, till he shall
have Occasion to use them.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
West, to consider of Recruiting and Disposing of Captain
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Army where Mr. Scawen has the Chair, to consider of
recruiting Captain James his Troop, that lies at Marloe;
and to send it to Abingdon.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do, from the House, write
a Letter to the Commissioners of Excise, to acquaint them
with the Necessities of Abingdon, and the extreme Importance of furnishing the said Town of Abingdon with the
Three thousand Pounds formerly assigned for that Garison.
Mr. Fountaine and Mr. Winwood are appointed to go to
the Commissioners of Excise, to acquaint them with this
Letter; and to press the Performance thereof.
A Letter from Sir Tho. Fairefaxe, from Windesore, of
April. 5 1645, was this Day read, concerning Directions
to be given, that Colonel Fleetewood's Regiment may
march into these Parts; and that a proportionable Number of the Northern Horse may come into Lincolneshire,
in lieu thereof. And
It is Ordered, That this Letter be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of both Kingdoms; who are
desired to return a speedy Account hereof.
A Proclamation, intituled, "A Proclamation, requiring
all such as have any Office or Command in Ireland, to
make their speedy Repair thither, to attend their Employment," of March 17th, printed at Oxon; which was intercepted by the Abingdon Forces; was this Day read.
An Ordinance for ordering and regulating the Forces
in the County of Lancaster was this Day read the First
Ordered, That Sir Jo. Curson and Mr. Hallowes do
bring in an Ordinance for ordering and regulating the
Forces of Derbyshire; and for Raising of Monies for Payment of the same.
Ordered, That any One Lord, and Three Commoners,
of the Committee of Lords and Commons, to whom formerly the Business concerning Mr. Jo. Gryffyth was referred, shall have Power to examine and proceed, according
to the Order of Aprilis 5 1645.
Mr. Wallop reports, from the Committee of both Kingdoms, the humble Petition of the Gentlemen of the Eastern Association; and likewise the humble Desires of the
Eastern Associated Counties: The which were read.
Resolved, &c. That the Third-Part of the Sequestration-Money, formerly assigned to the Earl of Manchester, be
referred to the Disposing of the respective Committees of
the several Counties, for Relief of sick and maimed Soldiers, Scouts, Intelligences, and other Emergencies; and
for the Defence of the respective Counties.
Resolved, &c. That each Member of the Standing-Committee at Cambridge shall have the Allowance of
Thirty-five Shillings per Week allowed him, towards
his Charge in Attendance of the publick Service. And
Mr. Ellys is appointed to bring in an Ordinance for fettling
and establishing the Committees of the Associated Counties.
Ordered, That the humble Desires of the Eastern Associated Counties, this Day reported from the Committee
of both Kingdoms, be referred to the Consideration of
the Committee for the Association; excepting that Particular concerning the Third-Part of the Sequestrations,
which is already settled by the House.
It is further Ordered, That the Consideration of allowing the Standing-Committee at Cambridge an Allowance
for defraying their publick and emergent Charges and Incidents; and for their Clerk: And likewise to consider of
the Garison of Lynne; and a Letter of the Nineteenth of
March, from the Committee at Harford . . . .
Mr. Grimston carried up to the Lords the Order concerning Gryffyth: For the Two thousand Pounds to the
Associated Regiments at Abingdon: The Ordinance for
Two thousand Pounds out of the Excise, for my Lord
General's Horse, that lately came in, and submitted.
Mr. Lisle carried up to the Lords the Declaration concerning the Governor of the Isle of Wight, in relation to
the Ordinance that discharges the Members of either House
from all Offices and Commands Military or Civil.
Mr. Lisle brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to
the Declaration concerning the Isle of Wight.
An Ordinance for the Associating of the several Counties of Yorke, Nottingham, Bishoprick of Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland, and Westmerland, was this Day
read the First time; and ordered to be read the Second
Ordered, That the Committee of the whole House, for
the Church, do meet on Thursday Morning next, at Eight
Ordered, That the Committee of both Kingdoms do,
To-morrow, report their Opinion, upon the Paper presented by the States Ambassadors, at their last Audience.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do, every Morning, present, the first Business, such Matters as are depending, and
are Matters only of Course; to the end such may be dispatched: And that, To-morrow Morning, the first Business, the Ordinances for discharging Sequestrations upon
Compositions be read; and that no other Business intervene: And that likewise, To-morrow Morning, the Ordinance concerning Seizures; the Petition concerning Newcastle, and Bishoprick of Durham; and the Business concerning-Sheriffs; be read; and taken into Consideration.
Resolved, &c. That the Admiralty shall be settled in a
Committee of Lords and Commons, to be chosen for that
Resolved, &c. That an Ordinance be brought in for settling the Admiralty; with a Blank for the Names of such
as shall be of That Committee: And that a Clause be inserted, That the Committee dispose of no Places.
Resolved, &c. That the Management of the Affairs of
the Navy shall be settled in a Committee of Lords and
Commons, to be chosen for that Purpose.
Resolved, &c. That an Ordinance be brought in for settling the Affairs of the Navy; with a Blank for the Names
of such as shall be of the Committee: And that a Clause
be inserted, That the Committee shall dispose no Places.
Ordered, That Mr.Green, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Prideaux,
and Mr. Browne, do bring in Two Ordinances for the
Resolved, That the managing the Affairs of the Revenue shall be settled in a Committee of Lords and Commons, to be chosen for that Purpose: And that an Ordinance shall be brought in; with a Blank for the Names of
such as shall be of the Committee: Wherein a Clause is to
be inserted, What Places shall be disposed by That Committee.
Ordered, That Mr. Whitelock, Sir Henry Vane senior,
Mr. Recorder, Mr. Sollicitor, and Mr. Ellys, do bring in
an Ordinance for that Purpose.
Ordered, That the Debate, touching the Commissioners
for the Great Seal, be put off to a further Time.
Ordered, That it be referred to a Committee, to consider how to supply the Places and Commands of those
Gentlemen, which are Members of this House, and now
in the Service of the Armies; and how to reduce the Garisons under their Charge.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Mr. Grimston reports, The Lords concurr with this
House, in the Ordinance for securing Two thousand
Pounds, advanced by the Commissioners of the Excise,
for the Horse that submitted to the Parliament: The Ordinance for Two thousand Pounds to the Association:
And to the Order concerning Mr. Gryffythe's Business.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Lewes be added to the Committee, which are to consider of my Lord General's Services
Ordered, That Sir John Eveling do draw a Letter, to
be sent to Sir Thomas Fairfax, to desire him to take special Notice of such inferior Officers as have listed themselves; and to let them know, That this House will take
them into their special Consideration: And that he write
a Letter of Thanks also to Major Skippon; to be both
signed by the Speaker.
Ordered, That if there be any Surplusage of Money remaining of the Two thousand Pounds, appointed for the
Regiments at Abingdon, and Train of Artillery, that it be
referred to the Committee for the Army, to dispose of it.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
Whereas the Lords had appointed to have given Audience to the Dutch Ambassadors this Day; whereof they
sent Word to this House before, and have received no Answer; therefore they have appointed to hear them To-morrow.
They further signified, That they have added Four
Lords to the Committee concerning Mr. Griffith; and
have appointed them to meet this Afternoon: And desire
a proportionable Number of this House to be added to
That Committee; and that they may meet from time to
Ordered, That Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Reynolds, Sir Henry
Mildmay, Mr. Baynton, Sir Philip Stapilton, Mr. Grimston, Doctor Eden, Mr. Seldon, be added to the Committee concerning Mr. Griffithe's Business, according as is
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered of their Lordships Message: And,
as to That which concerns the States Ambassadors, they will
send Answer by Messengers of their own: To That concerning Mr. Griffith, they have agreed to; and have
named a proportionable Number of their House to meet
with the Lords this Afternoon; and so from time to time,
as is desired.