Die Martis, Maii 20 1645.
THE Grand Committee concerning the Business of
the Church, according to former Order, this Day
Mr. Whittacre in the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Nicoll reports, from the Committee appointed to
consider of the Earl of Essex, the Earl of Manchester, and
the Earl of Denbigh, and their Officers, the Business concerning the Earl of Essex.
An Ordinance for the Paying of Ten thousand Pounds
per Annum, out of the Monies raised by Delinquents Estates,
after the Monies due to our Brethren of Scotland, by quarterly Payments, for the future, unto the Earl of Essex, in
pursuance of a former Ordinance; and likewise the Arrearages upon the said Ordinance; was this Day read the First
and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed
unto Mr. Browne, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Holles, Mr. Prideaux, Sir Robert Harley, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Lisle, Sir
Walter Erle, Mr.Grimpston, Mr. Ashe, Sir Ben. Rudyard,
Sir Gilbert Gerard, Sir Habotell Grimston, Mr. Strode,
Mr. Sollicitor, Sir Beauchamp St. John, Mr. Long, Sir
Martin Lumley, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Rigby, Sir Phil. Stapilton, Mr. Whitlock, Mr. Nicoll, Sir Wm. Lewes; Sir
Arth. Hasilrig, Sir Anthony Irby, Colonel Popham, and
the Members of the House that are of the Committee at
Goldsmiths-Hall: And are to meet this Afternoon at Two
of Clock, in the Exchequer-Chamber: And have Power
to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.
Resolved, &c. That the Four thousand Three hundred
Pounds due to the Earl of Essex, for his Arrear of Entertainment upon the Establishment, shall be paid; whereof
Two thousand Pounds out of the Excise, Fifteen hundred
Pounds out of the Monies that come in at HaberdashersHall, and Eight hundred Pounds out of the Revenue.
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired in the
Fifteen hundred Pounds, charged upon Haberdashers-Hall,
towards the Payment of the Arrear of Entertainment due
to the Earl of Essex, upon the late Establishment of the
Ordered, That Mr. Holles be added to the Committee
appointed to go to the Common-Council this Afternoon;
Sir Henry Mildmay not being in Town ready to go.
Resolved, &c. That Ten thousand Pounds shall be
charged upon the Excise, to be employed for the Reducing
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Three Associated Counties, to employ their best and speediest
Endeavours for the present Advance of the Ten thousand
Pounds charged upon the Excise: And the Care hereof is
especially recommended unto Mr.Lenthall and Mr. Whitlock.
Resolved, &c. That Three thousand Pounds per Month
shall be charged upon the Excise, for Four Months, for
Maintenance of the Forces in the West; this Credit to come
next in Time after the Ten thousand Pounds charged, this
Day, upon the Excise, for the Reducing of Oxon.
Mr. Noble, Mr. Green, Mr. Prideaux, and Mr. John
Ash, are desired to press the Commissioners of Excise
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army be injoined
to meet, and sit every Afternoon, constantly; the Multitude of Business requiring it.
Ordered, That the Members of this House that are of
the Committee of the Admiralty and Cinque-Ports, do
meet constantly and diligently: And that they do meet
this Afternoon; and take speedy Course, that the Ships
at Sea, in the Parliament's Service, may be so accommodated and supplied, in point of Command, and other Necessaries, that they may perform the Service expected from
them, and prevent the great Damages, that daily happen
to the Merchants.
A Letter from Sir John Meldrum, of 15 Maii, from
Scarborough, was this Day read: And
It is thereupon Ordered, That the Committee of both
Kingdom do write a Letter to him, to express the good
Sense the House hath of his Services.
Ordered, That Five hundred Pounds be added to the
Thousand Pounds formerly designed for Sir John Meldrum, to be bestowed upon him freely, as a Gift from
the Parliament: And that Two hundred Pounds thereof
shall be borrowed out of the Revenue; and Three hundred Pounds thereof shall be borrowed out of HaberdashersHall; to be forthwith sent unto him: And that in case the
said Sums of Two hundred and Three hundred Pounds
be not ready, that the Committees do use their best Endeavours for the speedy Procurement of it. And it is especially recommended to Sir Robert Harley, and Mr. Rigby,
to take care of it.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Lords
and Commons for Supply of Commands in the Armies
and Garisons, to take Sir John Meldrum into their especial
Ordered, That Mr. Selden do bring in an Ordinance, on
Monday next, for regulating the Heralds Office, and the
Heraldry of the Kingdom.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Page and Sir Edw.
The Lords have commanded us to deliver these Petitions; the First from Francis Tompson; the Second from
Mary Michelson; the Third from Captain Euseby Glover;
and the Fourth from Sir James Elliot: The Lords have
agreed to them; and desire the Concurrence of this House
in all of them.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the
House has considered of their Messages; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.