Die Sabbati, Aprilis 19, 1645.
Ordered, That the Report of the very blasphemous
Words, spoken by one Jane Stretton, be re-committed
to the same Committee; with the Addition of Sir Christ.
Yelverton, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Hill, and Mr. Bond: Who
are to hear the said Jane Stretton, and the Witnesses, Face
to Face; and to bring in their Opinions, What is to be
done with the said Jane Stretton, if it appear, that she
spake those Words: They are further to inquire after the
Information given in by Sir Christ. Yelverton; and to examine that whole Business; and to bring in their Opinions
upon it: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses,
Ordered, That the Business of the Church be taken into
further Consideration by the Grand Committee of the
House, on Monday Morning next, peremptorily: And
the Committee is appointed to sit at Eight of Clock.
An Ordinance for establishing a Court Martial in the
County of Kent, for the Punishing of the late Rebels there,
and such as shall make Insurrections hereafter, was this
Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Selden, Mr. Recorder, Mr.
Sam. Browne, Mr. Hill, Mr. Sollicitor: Who are presently
to withdraw, and meet upon it.
An Ordinance for punishing such Persons as, being imprested, shall not repair to their Colours, or as shall run
away from their Colours, was this Day read the First and
Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto
the same Committee as the former; with the Addition of
Mr. Scawen, Sir Wm. Massam, Mr. Pury, Sir Jo. Potts,
Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Wheler, Mr. Rigby, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Reynolds, Sir Hen. Cholmeley, Mr. Whitelock,
Sir Jo. Evelyn, Mr. Hodges, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr.
Strode: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of
Clock, in the Exchequer-Chamber.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Tho. Fairefaxe be desired forthwith to send up to this House Captain Bushy, of Colonel
Ordered, That such Reports or Motions, as shall concern, the Armies, shall have Precedency of all other Matters, when they shall be offered to be made.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr.
The Lords have commanded us to return you this Ordinance, for settling and managing the Places of the Lord
Admiral, and Lord Warden of the Cinque-Ports, with
one Alteration; viz. changing the Word "Seven," in
the Quorum, to "Five:" And do agree to it, with That
Alteration; and desire your Concurrence.
They have received the Petition of one Arth. Samuell
Esquire: Which they recommend unto the Consideration
of this House.
Resolved, &c. That this House does agree with the
Lords in the Alteration desired by the Lords, in changing
the Word "Seven," in the Quorum of this Ordinance, into
Resolved, &c. That Doctor Walker, formerly Advocate to the Admiralty and Navy, and Mr. Jessop and
Mr. Coytmore, formerly Secretaries to the Lord Admiral,
be, from this House, recommended unto the Committee
for the Admiralty, for the Continuing of them in their
respective and several Places.
Ordered, That the Lords be desired, That the Committee for managing the Places of the Lord Admiral and
Lord Warden of the Cinque-Ports may meet this Afternoon; and take into Consideration, in the first place,
How the Summer's Fleet, for this present Summer's Expedition, may be commanded; and to represent their Opinions to the Houses for their Approbation.
Mr. Green is appointed to carry up this Order.
The humble Petition of Arthur Samuell Esquire was this
Ordered, That Mr. Samuell be taken into Consideration,
when the Report shall be made from the Committee concerning Offices.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and do agree to the Alteration in the Ordinance for
the Admiralty; and have taken Mr. Samuell's Petition
Ordered, That the Report concerning the Creditors of
Sir Tho. Dawes be made on Friday Morning next.
Mr. Greene carried up to the Lords also a Vote of this
House, for John Fielder Esquire to be Governor of Farneham-Castle; and a Vote for a Pension of Three thousand
Pounds per Annum to the Earl of Northumberland, for his
Attendance and Care of his Majesty's Children.
Ordered, That the Five hundred Pounds, lent by the
Committee of Essex, towards the Fortnight's Pay of the
Officers, that went off upon the Reducement, and appointed to be paid to Mr. Francis Allen and Mr. John
Dethick, for That Service, shall be forthwith paid, in
their Absence, at Guildhall, to any Two other of the
Treasurers for Sir Thomas Fairfax' Army: And that the
Receipt of any of the said Two Treasurers shall be a sufficient Warrant for the Persons that advanced the said Five
hundred Pounds to demand the Repayment thereof, according to the Order of the Tenth of this Instant April.
A List for the Pay and Entertainment of the Army under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax was this Day
read; and, upon the Question, approved of; and assented
unto; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
A List of the Officers, Attendants, and Artificers, belonging unto the Train of Artillery under the Command
of Sir Thomas Fairfax, together with their several Entertainments; was this Day read; and, upon the Question,
approved of; and assented unto; and ordered to be sent
to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That Two Brass Demiculverins, and Eight
Brass Sacres, formerly made use . . . in the Navy, and now
lying upon the Tower-Wharf, shall be taken thence, and
employed towards the Furnishing of the Train of Artillery
in the Army under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax.
Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Mr. Green brings Answer from the Lords, That the
Lords have appointed to meet at Three of Clock this Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, with the Committee
of this House; to consider of Persons to be named to both
Houses, for the Command of the Navy for this Expedition: And that, as to the other Messages carried up by
him, they do agree.
Ordered, That the Captain-Lieutenant of Serjeant-Major-General Skippon's Troop shall have the Pay of a Captain for a Troop of Horse.
Ordered, That the Committee sitting in the Queen's
Court do deliver, to the Committee of the Army where
Mr. Scawen has the Chair, such Instructions as they have
prepared for Regulating of the Army: And it is further
Ordered, That the Committee for the Army do consider of
an Establishment of Pay to be allowed to the Commissioners appointed by the Parliament to reside in the Army:
And to report both these Particulars to the House.
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common-Council of the City of London, do consider of a fit
Person to be Lieutenant of the Tower of London; and to
present his Name to this House.
Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That Captain James shall have Power to seize
upon, and recruit his Troop out of, such Horses as are
the State's, marked with the State's Mark; and have been
embezled, and sold away to any Persons in the Counties
of Buck', Berk', and Oxon.