Die Jovis, Aprilis 10, 1645.
Ordered, That, on Tuesday next, peremptorily, the Certificates from the Committee of Accompts, concerning Sir Wm. Uvedale, and others, be taken into Consideration.
Sir Anth. Irby is appointed to carry to the Lords, for
their Concurrence, the Ordinances for Discharge of the
Delinquencies of several Persons upon Compositions, made
at Goldsmythes-Hall, and allowed by this House; viz.
Tho. Hudson, James Altham, Esquires, Sir Rich. Stone, Jo.
Covert Esquire, Sir Rich. Norton, Sir Humphry Foster,
Christ. Rose, Alderman John Clerke of Coventry.
The House being informed, That divers Divines of
the Assembly were at the Door;
They were called in: And Doctor Smythe did present,
from the Assembly, their humble Answer concerning the
Particulars mentioned in an Order of this House, directed
to the Assembly, of April the First.
The which was read; and ordered, upon the Question,
to be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of
the whole House for the Matters of Religion.
According to a former Order of this House, the House
was resolved into a Committee, to take into further Consideration the Business concerning such as are not to be
admitted to the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Whittacre called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair: And,
Upon Mr. Scawen's Report, from the Committee of
the Army; and that they had advised herein with the
Committee of both Kingdoms;
It is, upon the Question, Ordered, That the Order
Yesterday made concerning the sending the Kentish Soldiers now at Gravesend, by Sea, to recruit Colonel Welden's Regiment, with Sir Wm. Waller, be vacated: And
that these Soldiers be brought to their appointed Rendezvous.
Ordered, That the Gentlemen of Kent do forthwith
give Order and Directions, That the Kentish Soldiers, now
at Gravesend, may be speedily brought from Gravesend to
Staines by Water, to the Rendezvous appointed by Sir
A Letter from Sir Tho. Fairefaxe, from Windesore, of
April 9, was this Day read.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Massam, Sir Martin Lumley,
Sir Tho. Cheeke, Sir Hen. Mildmay, Mr. Grimston, and
the rest of the Gentlemen of the Committee of Essex, be
desired to take Order for the present Advance of Five
hundred Pounds, to be employed towards a Fortnight's
Pay to such Officers as shall go off upon the Reducement
by the new Model: And that the said Five hundred
Pounds, together with Consideration for the same, during
the Time of the Forbearance, after the Rate of Eight
Pounds per Cent. shall be secured and repaid out of the
Excise, after the Monies already assigned, in case that the
said Five hundred Pounds shall not be satisfied and paid
out of the Arrears of the weekly Assessments, Fifth, and
Twentieth-Parts, and Third-Part, of the Sequestrations
due before January last past in the said County of Essex:
And that a Receipt, under the Hand of Mr. Francis Allen
and Mr. John Dethick, shall be a sufficient Warrant for the
Persons advancing the said Five hundred Pounds to demand the Repayment thereof.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Whittacre called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
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 Earl
of Warwick's laying down his Commission for Admiral.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and will
give a present Meeting at a Conference, by a Committee
of the whole House, as is desired.
Mr. Holles, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Walt. Erle, Mr.
Reynolds, are appointed Reporters of this Conference.
Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Gerard do make Report, from
the Committee of both Kingdoms, the Business concerning Sir Wm. Waller and Colonel Massie, so soon as the
States Ambassadors have had Audience.
The House having Yesterday appointed to give Audience this Day to the States Ambassadors; and the
House being informed, That accordingly they attended at
the Court of Wards;
The Serjeant was sent from the House, to attend them
Whither they came, accompanied with the Master of
And Three Chairs being set, as formerly, they took their
Places: And Monsieur Boroel delivered, by Word of Mouth,
in French, their Desire of taking their Leave, and returning to their Lords that sent them: And then delivered a
Paper, in French, which contained what he had delivered
by Word of Mouth.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
both Kingdoms, to consider what is fit to be done upon this
Paper, presented this Day to the Houses by the States
Ambassadors, in the same manner as the former Paper
was referred; and, upon the Consideration of these Papers, and of the whole Transaction between the Two
Houses and the States Ambassadors, to make a full Narrative.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
That the Members of this House, that can contribute
any Intelligence to this Business, do present it to this Committee: And that the Clerk do send to this Committee the
Proceedings with the States Ambassadors.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning the County of
Derby be read on Monday next.
Ordered, That all Officers and Commanders of the
Army under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax be injoined to be at their Charges on Saturday next, peremptorily: And Sir Thomas Fairfax is hereby required to cashier
such Officers or Commanders as shall make Default, or
neglect to be at their Charges upon the Time appointed
in this Order, and to make others in their Places: And
that this Order be published by Beat of Drum, and Sound
of Trumpet: And it is referred to the Committee of the
Militia in London, to give present Order for the Publishing
Ordered, That the Commissioners of the Excise do immediately, upon Sight hereof, pay unto Gualter Frost
Esquire, one of the Secretaries of the Committee for
both Kingdoms, the Two thousand Pounds formerly
assigned to the Horse of my Lord General's that submitted themselves in pursuance of an Ordinance of Parliament, formerly passed both Houses, to that Purpose.
Mr. Ash and Mr. Stephens are to acquaint the Commissioners of the Excise with this Order, and of the Necessity of the present Payment of the Two thousand Pounds