Die Sabbati, Maii 10, 1645.
AN Ordinance for Payment of the Soldiers, Waggoners, and their Widows, was this Day read, with
the Amendments; and, upon the Question, assented to;
and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth allow of the Entertainment of Ten Carpenters, at Eighteen-pence per
diem each, to be added to the Establishment.
Resolved, &c. That the Commissary for Provision of
Victuals shall have Allowance of more Deputies, or other
Officers, than are allowed in the List of the Establishment,
as the extraordinary Service of the Army shall require,
and as shall be, from time to time, thought sit and expedient by the Commissioners of the Army, or any Two of
them: Whose Allowance in that Behalf, and Warrant
from the Commander in Chief, shall be a sufficient Warrant to the Treasurer, to make Payment for such extraordinary Allowances.
Mr. Nicoll carried up to the Lords several Votes, for
Colonel Norton to be Governor of Portsmouth; for Colonel Algernon Sidney to be Governor of Chichester; for
Captain William Morley to be Governor of the Town and
Castle of Arundeli; for Major John Boyce to be Lieutenant of Dover-Castle; for Colonel George Newman to be
Governor of Upnor-Castle; for Colonel James Hobarte to
be Governor of Lynn; for settling the Government of the
Town of Plimmouth by a Committee: The Two Votes and
an Order touching the Scotts Advance, and for Provisions
in their March: The Votes, for the Lifeguard of the late
Lord General to have Three Shillings per diem more than an
ordinary Trooper; That Captain Knight's Troop shall have
One Shilling per diem each more than an ordinary Trooper;
that Serjeant-Major-General Skippon's Captain-Lieutenant of Horse shall have, with his Lieutenant's Pay, the
full Allowances as a Captain of Horse hath; That the Five
Commissioners of the Army shall have Twenty Shillings
per diem apiece, and for their Four Clerks Thirteen Shillings and Four-pence per diem; That the Entertainment of
Ten Carpenters, at Eighteen-pence per diem, shall be added
to the Establishment: The Votes for Colonel Rosseter to
be Commander of the Horse and Foot of the County of
Lincolne; for Lieutenant-Colonel Browne to be Governor
of Lincolne; for Lieutenant-Colonel Browne to have Colonel King's Regiment of Foot at Lincolne; for LieutenantColonel Siler to be Governor of Boston in the County of
Lincolne: Also the Order, whereby the Committee of
both Kingdoms are enabled to receive Trumpets, &c.
He was further appointed to desire the Lords to take
into their speedy Consideration the Declaration touching
the States Ambassadors; and to press them to give a speedy
Dispatch to it.
He likewise carried up the Ordinance for Relief and
Payment of Waggoners, Soldiers, and Soldiers Widows.
Resolved, &c. That the Two Physicians of the Army
shall have the like Pay, upon the new Establishment, as
the Chaplains have; and the rest upon the Publick Faith.
Resolved, &c. That Twenty Pounds shall be bestowed
upon Doctor Payne, one of the Physicians of the Army,
to accommodate and sit him for his Journey to the Army.
Resolved, &c. That One hundred Saddles, One hundred
Pair of Pistols, and One hundred Backs, Breasts, and Pots,
shall be allowed to Sir Robert Pye's Regiment: And that
the Committee for the Army do give their Warrant and
Order for the Delivery of these Arms, accordingly.
The Instructions, Rules, and Directions, to be observed
and put in Execution by the Commissioners of the Army
under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax, were this Day
first intirely read all over, and then in Parts; and, Clause
by Clause, voted: And then the Whole were intirely put
to the Question; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
The Rules and Instructions to the Mustermaster of
the Army under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax,
were this Day read in Parts; and voted, Clause by Clause:
And then the Whole were intirely put to the Question;
and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to
the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Nicoll brings Answer, That the Lords will send
Answer, by Messengers of their own, to all the Messages
carried up by him.
A Letter from the Committee of Hertford, at St. Albans,
of Maii 9; together with a Petition from the County;
were read; and ordered to be referred to the Committee
for receiving the Complaints of Bucks and Bedford: And
that they shall have Power to receive and consider of their
It is likewise Ordered, That the Surry Petition be referred to the Consideration of this Committee, in like manner
as the Hertfordshire Petition: And the House doth declare,
That they expect, that this Reference of these Petitions
shall no way retard or obstruct the Bringing in of the Monies assessed upon the several Counties, for the Army under
the Command of Sir Thomas Fairefaxe: They do further
require and injoin, That the said Monies be brought in,
according to the Times appointed.
An Ordinance for punishing, in the several Counties, all
such Soldiers, as shall run away from their Colours, was
this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the
Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords
for their Concurrence.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee of the Army where
Mr. Scawen has the Chair, shall examine, and inquire after,
and apprehend, such Persons as have or shall purloin, convey or sell away, any of the State's Horse, marked with
the State's Mark; and shall seize the Horses, for the Service of the State.
Resolved, &c. That some Members of this House shall
be sent down to Cambridge; who, together with Mr. Heveingham there already, shall have Power, and are ordered,
to examine the whole Business concerning the Plot upon
the Isle of Elye, and the Eastern Association: And have
Power to send for Papers, Parties, Witnesses, and Records:
And the Governor of Cambridge is to secure such Persons,
as they shall think sit, till the Pleasure of the House be
known concerning them.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Dudly North, Colonel Walton,
and Mr. Corbett, shall be the Members that shall be employed upon this Business of examining the Plot upon the
Isle of Elye.
Two Letters from Lieutenant-General Cromwell and
Major-General Browne; the one of May 8th; the other
of May the 9th; informing, That General Goringe is
advanced Westward, and the King Northward towards
Worcester; were this Day read; and immediately delivered
to Mr. Recorder, that brought them in.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee of the Army do
take care for Providing of Monies and Ammunition for
those Horse and Foot, that are within the new Model, and
now under the Command of Lieutenant-General Cromwell,
and Major-General Browne.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
the Army, to consider, What Sums of Money is sit to be
provided for That Party of Horse and Foot under the
Command of Lieutenant-General Cromwell, and MajorGeneral Browne, which is not within the new Model.
WHereas Lieutenant-General Cromwell is now in the
actual Service of the Parliament, and in Prosecution
of the Enemy; It is this Day Ordained, by the Lords and
Commons, That he shall continue in the Employment he
is now in, for Forty Days longer; notwithstanding the late
Ordinance, or any Clause therein, that discharges the Members of either House from having any Office or Command,
Military or Civil.
Mr. Nicoll carried it up to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That it shall be referred to the Committee of
the West, to consider of the Contract made between That
Committee and Colonel John Fynes; and of Employing
and Disposing of That Regiment; and to advise with the
Committee of both Kingdoms hereupon.
Mr. Pierrepont reported, from the Committee of both
Kingdoms, the Rule of Proportion for the Charge of the
Northern Counties; and Two Establishments for the
Maintenance of those Forces: The which were read: And
Ordered, That the First Establishment be referred to the
Consideration of the Northern Committee.
Mr. Nicoll brings Answer, That the Lords do concurr
to the Continuing of Lieutenant-General Cromwell in the
Armies for Forty Days longer.
Ordered, &c. That private Petitions and Reports, as
well such as were sent from the Lords, as those which have
been delivered into this House, shall be taken into Consideration on Wednesday.
Ordered, &c. That Colonel Arthur Goodwyn's Business
be reported on Wednesday, the first Business: And that the
Ordinance for Jersey be then likewise taken into Consideration.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Holles do make his Report,
touching the old Customers, on Wednesday Morning.
A Letter from the Committee at Yorke, of May the
5th 1645, was this Day read.
It is thereupon Ordered, That the Matter of the said
Letter, and the Proposition therein, shall be referred to
the Committee of the Northern Association where Mr.
Lisle hath the Chair: And that Mr. Robert Goodwyn be
added to That Committee.
Upon Sir John Evelyn's Report;
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That the House doth
approve of the Lord Fairefaxe, Sir Thomas Fairfax, Sir
Henry Vane senior, Sir Henry Vane junior, Mr. Francis
Pierpoint, Sir Matthew Bointon, Sir Wm. Constable, Mr.
Robert Fenwicke, Mr. Brian Stapleton, Mr. Richard Barwise, Mr. Henry Darley, and Mr. Gilbert Millington, and
the major Part of them, and any Three of them, to order
and direct the Carrying on of the War within the Northern
Association; and to govern those Forces now under the
Command of the Lord Fairefaxe within the said Association: And that this Committee shall continue for Forty
Days after the Determination of the Lord Fairefaxe his
Commission, unless the House take other Order in the
Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Wm. Armyn and Mr. Robert
Goodwyn shall be added to this Committee for ordering and
carrying on the War within the Northern Association.
Resolved, &c. That Lieutenant-Colonel Poynes shall have
the executing Part in Chief under this Committee.
Ordered, &c. That Sir John Evelyn do go on upon his
Report, the first Business, on Monday Morning next:
And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind of it.
Ordered, &c. That the Ordinance for Three hundred
Pounds out of the Excise, for Windsor, shall be read on
Monday Morning next.