Die Martis, Maii 6, 1645.
MR. Rigby reports the Amendments to the Ordinance
for Supply of the Necessities of the Members:
The which Amendments were twice read; and the Ordinance, with the Amendments, re-committed: And the
Committee is to meet with the Committee of the Revenue
upon it, upon the Debate that has been in the House.
The Committee is further to provide, in the Ordinance,
That no Member, that has received any Money or Goods
from the Commonwealth, shall reap any Benefit by this
Ordinance, until he has given in his Accompt to the Committee of Accompts.
Mr. Rigby reported further, the Amendments and Alterations to the Ordinance concerning the Offices that are
voided by the late Ordinance for discharging the Members: The which were twice read; and the Ordinance,
with the Amendments, re-committed to the same Committee, and the Committee of the Revenue, in manner as
the former: And they are to meet upon it To-morrow
at Two post meridiem, at the Place where the Committee
of the Revenue doth usually meet and sit.
The humble Petition of Tho. Lord Viscount Baltinglasse was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That Sir Peter Temple do attend the
House To-morrow Morning, peremptorily, to give his
Answer to the Petition.
Sir Peter Temple to have Notice hereof.
Upon Mr. Wheeler's Report, from the Committee appointed to consider of a Subsistence to be allowed to the
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That Eight thousand Pounds per Annum be allowed the Prince Elector, to
commence from the One-and-twentieth of February 1644.
Resolved, &c. That Two thousand Pounds per Annum
shall be charged upon the King's Revenue, to be paid,
half-yearly, towards the Eight thousand Pounds per Annum assigned for the Maintenance of the Prince Elector.
Resolved, &c. That whatsoever of the Real and Personal Estate of the Lord Cottington's is, or shall be, within
the Power of the Parliament, shall be applied towards the
Eight thousand Pounds per Annum assigned for the Maintenance of the Prince Elector.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Prince Elector, to consider of the sequestring the Lord
Petre's Estate; and by what Means the Sequestration of
his Estate hath been obstructed, and the State so much
It is referred to this Committee, to consider, By what
Means it comes to pass, that the Wardship of the Person
and Estate of the Lord Petre was not committed to the
Earl of Warwick, according to former Orders of this
Ordered, That Mr. Morley, Mr. Corbett, Sir Wm.
Lewes, Sir Wm. Massam, and Mr. Jennor, be added to
the Committee for the Prince Elector.
And it is Ordered, That this Report be re-committed
to the same Committee, to consider, How and by what
Means the Eight thousand Pounds per Annum, assigned for
the Maintenance of the Prince Elector, shall be raised.
The humble Petition of Sir Alexander Ratcliffe was this
Day read. And
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with
the Lords, in discharging and taking off the Sequestration
of Sir Alexander Ratcliff's Estate: And doth order, That
the Sequestration of the said Estate be forthwith taken off,
and discharged, accordingly.
The humble Petition of Lyonel Copley, Prisoner in the
Compter, was this Day read. And.
It is thereupon Ordered, That it be referred to Mr.
Holles and Mr. Lisle, to peruse the several Orders of the
House concerning him; and to state the Matter of Fact
touching his Commitment; and to report the same to the
House To-morrow Morning.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and Mr.
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you this
Ordinance for calling back Sir Thomas Fairfax and Major-General Skippon: The Ordinance concerning some concealed Delinquents Estates, for Gloucestershire and Monmouthshire: To which they agree, with some Amendments.
They do desire you to agree in the Exchange of Colonel Richard Feilding.
They desire this House to agree, That Thomas Ayloff
Esquire may be added to the Deputy-Lieutenants of the
County of Essex.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message: And, as
to the Exchange of Colonel Richard Feilding, they will
send Answer by Messengers of their own: As to the Ordinance for calling back Sir Thomas Fairfax and MajorGeneral Skippon; the Amendments to the Ordinance concerning some concealed Delinquents Estates, for the Counties of Gloucester, Monmouth, &c.; the Vote for Thomas
Ayloff Esquire to be Deputy-Lieutenant of the County of
Essex; they do agree to them all.
Resolved, &c. That all the Votes passed this House, concerning Church-Government, be sent to the Lords for
Mr. Rous is appointed to carry them to the Lords, to
desire their Expedition; and to desire them to concurr
with this House, that these Votes may be sent from both
Houses to the Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
The Preamble to the Votes concerning Church-Government, to be sent, with the Votes, to the General Assembly
of the Church of Scotland, was likewise read; and, upon
the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto
the Lords, together with the Votes.
Upon the Reading of the humble Petition of Sir Nathanael Barnardiston, a Member of this House; setting-forth,
That he had received Four hundred and Seventy-nine
Pounds Seven Shillings and Seven-pence of Mr. Robert
Webbe, Collector of the Four hundred thousand Pounds
Subsidy in the County of Suffolk, in Part of a Debt due
from the State;
It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Treasurers at
Guildhall for the said Four hundred thousand Pounds Subsidy, speedily to consider of his Warrants; and to allow
of the Payment of the said Four hundred and Seventy-nine
Pounds Seven Shillings and Seven-pence; and to pay the
Remainder which shall be found due to the said Sir Nathanael Barnardiston, according to his said Warrants: For
which this shall be a sufficient Discharge, as well to the said
Treasurers, as to the said Mr. Webb; and to every other
Person, who are to give any Discharge for the same.
Ordered, That Sir Basil Brook, now Prisoner in the
Tower, shall be remanded thence, and be brought back
from thence, to be a Prisoner in the King's-Bench; to remain there a Prisoner to the Parliament, until the just
Debts, by Actions there charged upon him, shall be satisfied: And Mr. Speaker is to direct his Warrant to the
Lieutenant of the Tower, for Performance of this Order,
Ordered, That all private Petitions, as well such as are
sent from the Lords, as such as are presented to this
House, shall be taken into Consideration on Saturday
Morning, peremptorily: And Mr. Blakeston to be first
heard, touching the Petitions in his Hands: And that no
other Business do intervene: And Mr. Speaker is to put
the House in mind hereof.
Ordered, That Mr. John Goodwyn do make his Report
concerning Ireland, on Friday Morning.
Ordered, That Mr. Scawen do make his Report concerning the Army, To-morrow Morning.
Upon the Report of the Committee of both Kingdoms,
That considerable Forces are drawing together towards the
City of Oxford;
It is Ordered, and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That Sir Thomas Fairfax
and Major-General Skippon shall be called back from their
farther marching into the West; and to return into these
Parts; and to be disposed of, as both Houses of Parliament, or the Committee of the Two Kingdoms, shall
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament
assembled, That the Commissioners for the Great Seal
are hereby authorized and desired to pass the Commission
and Instructions to make Sir Charles Coote, Knight and Baronet, Lord President and chief Governor of the Province
of Connaught, in the Kingdom of Ireland: And this Ordinance shall be a sufficient Authority for their so doing.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein: And Sir
John Clotworthy is appointed to carry it up.