Die Veneris, Aprilis 11, 1645.
Sir Gilb. Gerard reports a Proviso to be added to
the Ordinance for settling the Vicarage of Watford,
and Four hundred Pounds per Annum, out of the Rents,
Profits, and Revenues, of the Dean, Dean and Chapter
of Paul's, London: The which was twice read; and, upon
the Question, assented unto: And the Ordinance, with
the Proviso, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to
be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Sir Gilb. Gerard to carry it to the Lords.
An Ordinance for granting certain Houses and Lands
of Papists and Delinquents to Wm. Pennoyer and Rich.
Hill, in Satisfaction of Arms delivered upon Contract
with a Committee of this House; and for Arms, Cloaths,
and other Provisions, by them furnished into Ireland; was
this Day read the First time.
The House being informed, That divers Divines,
Heads and Masters of divers Colleges in the University
of Cambridge, were at the Door, desirous to prefer a Petition to this House;
They were called in: And Mr. Palmer did prefer a
Petition for exempting the Societies from publick Contributions, Taxes, and Impositions.
The which was read.
An Ordinance for exempting the Colleges and Societies
of the University of Cambridge from publick Taxes and
Impositions, laid by Ordinance of Parliament, was this
Day read the First and Second time; and, upon Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for
Sir Dud. North is appointed to carry it to the Lords
for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning the Northern
Parts, and the Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms, concerning Nottingham, be taken into Consideration, next after the Consideration of supplying Sir Wm.
Waller and Colonel Massie shall be dispatched.
Sir Gilbert Gerard reports, from the Committees of both
Kingdoms, That, upon Conference with the Committee
of the Army, the Committee of the West, and the
Kentish Gentlemen, in regard Shipping could not be got
ready in a Month, the Five hundred Foot, that were at
Gravesend, cannot be sent to Sir Wm. Waller; and the
Foot of Sussex come in so slowly, that they are not considerable to be sent: That there are no other Foot but those
of Sir Thomas Fairfax' Army; who being now recruiting, they cannot advise to send any from thence.
He reports further, That the Committee of both Kingdoms desire a Fortnight's Pay, for the Horse of Aylesbury,
Newport, Northampton, and Warwick, who are to go to
the Assistance of Colonel Massie (which will be about One
thousand Pounds) may be provided: And that the Committee of both Kingdoms have written to Sir William
Waller, to send a Regiment of Horse, of Six hundred, to
Colonel Massie: And that a Fortnight's Pay be provided
for them likewise; which will come to about One thousand
A Letter from Sir Wm. Waller, from Salisbury, of
April 9 1645; and a Letter inclosed, from the Committee at Charlfield-House, reporting, That Prince Rupert
and Prince Maurice are upon his March into those Parts,
and advanced as far as Marsfield; were this Day read.
Ordered, That the whole Business of the West, and
the Garisons in those Parts, be in general referred to the
Consideration of the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Ordered, That Major Mathewes be particularly, from
this House, recommended to Sir Thomas Fairefaxe for an
Employment worthy of him, upon the first Avoidance of
any such Place.
Ordered, That the Three Letters from Major Skippon,
touching the Serviceableness of the Officers laid aside, in reducing the Regiments and Companies, that were under
their Command, into the Army upon the new Model, be
referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the
Army; to report their Opinions to the House, what they
think is fit to be done upon them: And they are to write
a Letter to Major Skippon, to acquaint him with the Sense
this House has of the great Services done to the Publick
by those Officers.
Ordered, That a Thousand Pounds shall be advanced,
and paid upon the Excise, for a Fortnight's Pay for such
Horse as are directed, by the Committee of both Kingdoms, to be sent from the Garisons of Aylesbury, Newport,
Northampton, and Warwick, to the Assistance of Colonel
Massie, next after the Two thousand Pounds for Lancashire.
Sir Anth. Irby (besides the Ordinances Yesterday appointed to be carried up to the Lords by him Yesterday)
carried up the Ordinance for exempting the Colleges and
Societies of the University of Cambridge.
An Ordinance for constituting a Committee, for the
better carrying on the Affairs of the Excise, to the best
Advantage of the State, was this Day read the First and
Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto
Sir Christopher Wray, Mr. Holles, Sir John Eveling, Sir
Sam. Rolle, Mr. Whitelock, Sir Jo. Trevor, Sir Peter
Wentworth, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Wheler, Sir Wm. Lewes, Sir
Jo. Potts, Sir Hen. Cholmeley, Colonel Walton, Mr. Ashherst, Sir Jo. Coke, Mr. Recorder, Sir Tho. Dacres, Sir
Gilbert Gerard, Sir Hen. Mildmay, Mr. Kinghtley, Mr.
Ellys, Sir Jo. Curson, Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Dud. North, Mr.
Bond, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Grene, Sir Wm. Allanson,
Mr. Skinner, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Holland, Mr. Blakiston,
Sir Walt. Erle, Mr. Nicoll: And are to meet To-morrow
at Two post meridiem, in the Exchequer-Chamber: And
have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records; and to nominate some of every County to be of
the Committee named in this Ordinance: And the Ordinance to continue for Six Months, and no longer.
An Ordinance for the Regulation of the Excise of Flesh
in the Country was this Day read the First time.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both
Kingdoms, to consider what is fit to be done upon the
Addresses made by Trumpets from the Enemies Quarters;
and to give an Account hereof To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker grant his Warrant for the
Trumpet and Coachman that came to buy a Coach for
the Duke of Yorke, to carry the same to Oxon, provided
the Coach be very well searched.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker grant his Pass to the Lady
Bard and the Lady Brereton, to go to the Enemies
An Ordinance for applying the Moiety of the Monies
that shall arise upon the Receipts of the Excise for Six
Months to come, to the Relief of the Dorsettshire Garisons,
was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and
ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Nicoll is appointed to carry it up.
An Ordinance for appointing a Comptrol upon the
Receipts and Issues of the Excise, was this Day read the
First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto the Committee this Day made for the Ordinance for the better carrying on the Affairs of the Excise,
to the best Advantage of the Publick.
Ordered, That Mr. Green do, To-morrow, the first
Business, peremptorily, make Report of the Business concerning the Admiralty and Navy: And that, next, the Report concerning Croyland be made; and then the Grand
Committee for the Business of the Church to fit.
Ordered, by the Commons, assembled in Parliament,
Tha One thousand Musquets, with Bandaleers, be furnished forthwith, by the Committee at Haberdashers-Hall,
for Supply of the Lord Fairfax his Army: And that they
be delivered unto Colonel Wm. White, to be sent accordingly.