Die Veneris, Maii 23, 1645.
ORdered, That the Business concerning the Church shall
be taken into Consideration on Thursday next, by the
Grand Committee of the House.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Examinations to furnish Sir Robert Pye junior with Two hundred Pounds, forthwith, upon Account, in Part of his
A Letter from Monsieur Joachimy, dated at London,
21/31 Maii 1645, to Mr. Speaker, concerning some
Dutch Ships taken and condemned in the Court of Admiralty here, was this Day read: And
It is thereupon Ordered, That the Lords be desired,
That the Lords and Commons for Foreign Affairs may
meet with all convenient Speed, to consider of the Proposition presented by Monsieur Jcachimy to both Houses;
and to prepare an Answer to be given to it.
Ordered, That the Committee of both Kingdoms do,
To-morrow Morning, make Report of the Business concerning Free Trade.
Ordered, That Mr. Greene, Mr. Selden, and Doctor
Eden, do meet, at such Time and Place as they shall think
fit, and prepare a Declaration to be sent to the Provincial
States, and to satisfy the World touching the Proceedings
of the Parliament in the Matter of Reprizal of Ships:
And that they bring in this Declaration on Friday Morning
next without Fail.
Ordered, That the Committee of Examinations do send
for the Writer of the Pamphlet called "The Scotts Doue," to
examine him touching some Passages in one of his Pamphlets, laying some Aspersions upon the Prince of Orenge,
complained of by the States Ambassadors.
Mr. Browne reports the Business concerning the Assault
made upon Sir Arthur Hasilrigg by Henry Earl of Stamford:
His own Relation, in Writing, was read.
He further reported the Testimonies of Major Bridges,
Cantain Silas Titus, and Wm. Good, Footboy to Sir Arthur Hasilrigge.
Resolved, &c. That the Earl of Stamford shall be impeached for Breach of the Privilege of this House, in
assaulting Sir Arthur Hasilrig, a Member of this House;
and Reparation demanded for the Member injured.
Mr. Whitlock, Mr. Rigby, and Mr. Nicholas, are appointed to prepare this Impeachment.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army where
Mr. Scawen has the Chair, do make Provision for such
Money and Necessaries for the Siege of Oxon, as they
have or shall receive Directions for from the Committee
of both Kingdoms, not exceeding the Sum of Six thousand Pounds: And that they shall be reimbursed the Monies that they shall expend upon these Provisions, out of
the first Monies that shall come in for the Siege of Oxon;
as likewise such Monies as they shall disburse upon the
extraordinary Occasions of the Siege of Oxon; not exceeding, in the Whole, Six thousand Pounds.
The House, according to an Order of Yesterday, proceeded to take into Consideration the Letters and Papers
from the Scotts General, and the Scotts Commissioners,
concerning the Advance of the Scotts Army Southward:
And, at the Instant, the House receiving a Paper from the
Scotts Commissioners, of this Instant 23th of May, desiring
this Business might be put off till To-morrow Morning;
Upon Consideration thereof;
It is Ordered, upon the Question, That the Consideration of the Letters, Papers, and Passages, touching the
Advance of the Scotts Army Southward, be resumed Tomorrow Morning, the first Business, peremptorily: And
that Mr. Speaker put the House in mind hereof.
Ordered, That the Petitions of the Merchants and Mariners, touching the Freedom of Trade, be read, and
taken into Consideration on Thursday next, the first Business: And Mr. Green do then make his Report concerning this Business.
Upon the Petition of Major Wm. Urrey;
It is Ordered, That the Petitioner, Major Wm. Urrey,
shall have a Fornight's Pay of his personal Entertainment,
towards the Arrear of the Pay due unto him.
It is further Ordered, That John Pearne Lieutenant,
David Ramsay Cornet, George Edmaston Quartermaster,
and Three Corporals, all Major Urrie's Officers, shall
likewise, each of them, have a Fortnight's Pay of their
personal Entertainment; to be deducted out of their Arrears: And that these Pays shall be charged upon the
Receipts at Haberdashers-Hall, to be paid in its Course.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Mr. Maynard reports the Amendments to the Ordinance for constituting Colonel Edward Massy Commander
in Chief of all the Forces of Horse and Foot, raised, or to
be raised, for the Western Association: The which were
twice read; and, upon the Question, assented unto: And
the Ordinance, with the Amendments, upon the Question,
passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That Sixty of Captain Lehunt's Troop shall
be paid Fourteen Days Pay, out of the Arrears of the Earl
of Manchester's Association, in Course.
Ordered, That One Assistant, at the Entertainment of
Ten Shillings per diem, and Two Men, at the Entertainment of Two Shillings per diem to each of them, shall be
allowed to the Quartermaster-General of the Foot to Sir
Thomas Fairfax his Army: And that this Pay shall be
made to them, according to this Establishment, from 23
Ordered, That Twenty close Waggons shall be provided
and allowed, according to the Establishment of the rest of
the Train, to the Commissary for the Provisions, to carry
Provisions for the Use of the Army.
Ordered, That, in respect the Advocate of the Army,
and Secretary to the General, have many Necessaries to be
carried for the publick Use and Service of the Army, that
One close Waggon shall be allowed between them, according to the Establishment of the rest of the Train, for their
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do take
care, That Francis Allen Clothier may be relieved for the
Monies seized by Sir Thomas Fairfax his Council of War,
as Monies belonging to the Enemy.
Ordered, That the Accompts of the Officers of Sir Wm.
Waller's Army, now laid aside, shall be audited, upon
Certificate from Sir Arthur Hasilrigge.
Ordered, That Major James Carre shall have his Accompts audited, upon Certificate from Colonel Popham.
Ordered, That the Committee of Gloucester do take care,
that Captain Blaney do attend the Committee of the Army,
touching the Accompts of the Officers of Sir Wm. Waller's