Die Sabbati, Maii 24, 1645.
THE humble Petition of Two hundred wounded and
maimed Soldiers, in the Savoy Hospital, and in the
Behalf of Fifteen hundred Soldiers and Widows more, that
are paid at Christ-Church and Parsons-Green, was this Day
It is Ordered, That whereas Two hundred Pounds per
Week is charged upon, and granted out of, the Excise, for
the Relief of wounded Soldiers, and the Widows of Soldiers, that Fifty Pounds per Week more shall issue out of
the Excise, for the Relief of wounded Soldiers, and Soldiers Widows: And that this weekly Fifty Pounds shall
be paid duly to the Treasurers for maimed Soldiers; notwithstanding any Payments already charged.
It is further Ordered, That the Collections upon the
next Three monthly Fasts within the Cities of London and
Westminster, and Parishes within the Bills of Mortality,
excepting the Moiety of the Collections in the Parishes of
St. Margaret's Westminster, and St. Martin's in the Fields,
shall be employed for the Relief of maimed Soldiers; and
paid in to the Treasurers at Tallowchandlers-Hall: And that
the said Treasurers shall have the Stipend of Fifty Pounds
yearly each allowed unto them, for their Pains and Care in
this Employment; as likewise in the Employment of receiving the Monies that come in upon the Ordinances of
new Excise, and Arrears of Three Months weekly Assessment: And that the first Thousand Pounds that shall arise
upon the Discovery of any concealed Delinquents Estates,
that shall be discovered by the said Treasurers, Apothecaries, or Surgeons, shall be employed, and paid in, for
Satisfaction of the Arrears due and payable to the Surgeons and Apothecaries employed in the Cure of wounded
and maimed Soldiers: And that the Monies that shall
come in upon the foresaid Ordinances of new Excise, or
Arrears of the Three Months weekly Assessments, shall be
paid in to the Treasurers for maimed Soldiers at Tallowchandlers-Hall.
Mr. Holland is appointed to bring in an Ordinance for
this Fifty Pounds weekly out of the Excise: And Mr.
Holland and Colonel Ven are appointed to return the hearty
Thanks of this House to the Treasurers for the maimed
Soldiers, for their great Pains in this so pious and charitable
Ordered, That Mr. Green do, on Monday next, make
his Report, concerning an Excise upon Papers and Parchments.
An Ordinance for raising Monies, and raising and maintaining Forces in the County of Southampton, was this Day
read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question,
committed unto Mr. Recorder, Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir
Peter Wentworth, Mr. Hoyle, Mr. Ashurst, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Sir Robert Pye, Sir Henry Cholmley, Sir John
Evelyn junior, Sir Wm. Lewes, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Smith,
Mr. Gerard, and all the Gentlemen of Hants, that are
Members of the House of Commons: And this Committee are to meet this Afternoon, in the Exchequer-Chamber, at Two of the Clock; and to report it with all convenient Speed.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for
maimed Soldiers, to consider of the Foundations of the
Hospitals in and about London; and whether the same be
employed according to the Intent of their Founders; and
to take care, that the Abuses in them may be redressed,
and the poorest and most necessitous sick and weak Persons
may be relieved by them.
The said Committee are also to treat with the Lord
Mayor of the City of London; and to consider of some
Course, How the Poor in and about the City, as well
maimed Soldiers as others, may be employed and set on
Work: And all such as will come are to have Voice at
The Ordinance for Charging of Three hundred Pounds
upon the Excise, for Windsor, was this Day read the First
and Second time.
And the Question was propounded, For the Passing
And then the Question being put, Whether That Question should be now put;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
Sir Walter Erle,
||Tellers for the Noe:
||With the Noe,
Sir Anthony Irby,
||Tellers for the Yea:
|Sir Henry Mildmay,
||With the Yea,
So that the Question passed with the Negative.
The Clause of Payment of the said Three hundred
Pounds unto Colonel John Ven was altered; and appointed
to be paid to Colonel Whitchcote, the present Governor.
And then the Ordinance was put to the Question; and
passed, upon the Question.
An Ordinance for securing and reimbursing, out of the
Excise, a Thousand Pounds to such well-affected Persons,
for Payment of the Forces of Derbyshire, was this Day read
the First and Second time; and, upon the Question,
Whereas, by Order of both Houses of Parliament, Sir
Matthew Brend Knight is appointed Sheriff of the
County of Surrey; who cannot, without great Prejudice
and Inconveniency, reside within the said County, constantly: It is therefore Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That the said Sir Matthew
Brend, during the Time he shall continue Sheriff, shall be
dispensed with for his constant residing in that County;
and not incurr any Penalty or Danger thereby.
Ordered, That a Collection be made of all well-affected
Persons within the Cities of London, Westminster, and Parishes within the Bills of Mortality; and likewise within
the County of Middlesex, the Associated Counties late of
the Earl of Manchester's Association, and the Four Associated Counties late of Sir William Waller's Association;
to be employed for the Relief of the poor distressed Inhabitants of the Town of Taunton, and such of the adjacent
Places; to be disposed of, as to the Committee of the
West shall be thought meet and convenient.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Mr. Nicoll carried to the Lords an Ordinance for Colonel Massie to be Commander in Chief of the Western Association: The Ordinance for raising Monies for maintaining
the Forces of the County of Derby: An Ordinance for
Colonel Poynes to have Two hundred Pounds in Course,
out of Haberdashers-Hall: An Ordinance for securing One
thousand Pounds out of the Excise, for the County of
Derby: And an Ordinance for a Collection, for the Relief
of the Poor of Taunton.
According to a former Order, Mr. Pierpont reported
the Letters, Orders, Answers, and whole Proceedings, between the Committee of both Kingdoms, and the Houses,
and the Kingdom of Scotland, the Scotts General, and the
Scotts Commissioners, concerning the Advance of the
Scotts Army Southward.
Resolved, &c. That Letters be written from both Houses,
to the Counties of Derby, Nottingham, Lancaster, Chester,
&c. and the Party of Two thousand Five hundred Horse
of Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army, to be in Readiness to prosecute the King's Army in such a Manner, as shall be
directed by the Committee of both Kingdoms: And the
Committee of both Kingdoms are appointed to prepare
Resolved, &c. That it is the Desire of this House, That
the Scotts Army do speedily march: And that it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to consider of
the Joining of these Forces in such Manner, as they may
be able to oppose the King's Army.
Ordered, That Mr. Holles and Mr. Crew do repair to
the Scotts Commissioners; and acquaint them with the
hearty Desire of this House, for the continuing and preserving a good Correspondence between the Two Kingdoms, solemnly joined in the Prosecution of this Cause;
and to assure them, That they shall be careful of promoteing their Good and Safety, as their own; and shall be as
sensible of any Ill that shall happen to them, as if it happened to themselves.
Mr. Nicoll brings Answer, That the Lords do concurr
in all Things carried up by him; except the Ordinance for
raising Money for maintaining the Forces of the County
of Derby: To which they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.