Die Martis, 27 Maii, 1645.
WHereas One thousand Pounds was heretofore charged
upon the Excise, for the Use of the Isle of Ely,
and ordered to be paid to Colonel Cromwell: It is this
Day Ordered, That One thousand Pounds more shall be
charged upon the Excise, for the Use of the said Isle, to
be paid in Course: And the Gentlemen of the Eastern
Association are desired to take care to provide this Thousand Pounds now charged upon the Excise.
Ordered, That Mr. John Ash do make his Report,
concerning the Business of Goldsmiths-Hall, on Thursday
An Ordinance and Instructions for settling the Government of the Isle of Ely, and for Payment of Three hundred Pounds weekly out of the Excise, for Maintenance
of the Forces there, and of the Garison of Croyland, was
this Day read the First and Second time; and committed
to the Committee of the Association.
It is further Ordered, That the Four hundred Foot, and
the Horse, formerly ordered to be raised, for an additional
Strength for the Defence of the said Isle, be inserted into
the said Ordinance: And that it be referred to the said
Committee of the Raising and Paying of these additional
Forces: And Mr. Sollicitor and Sir Edward Partridge are
added to the said Committee.
An Ordinance for Raising and Assessing of Twenty thousand Pounds within the Cities of London and Westminster,
and Liberties thereof, and other Parishes mentioned in the
weekly Bills of Mortality, to be employed towards the
Reducing of Oxford to the Obedience of Parliament, was
this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the
Question, committed unto Sir John Wray, Sir John Evelyn junior, Mr. Erle, Mr. Bond, Sir Martin Lister, Sir
John Curson, the Burgesses of London and Westminster, Mr.
Holland, Sir William Lewes, Mr. Jesson, Mr. Gourdon,
Mr. Lisle, Mr. Whitlock, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Smith, Sir John Franklyn, Mr. Jennour, Mr.
Whittacre, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Mr. Blakeston, the
Members of this House that are of the Committee of the
Three Counties of Berks, Bucks, and Oxon: And this
Committee are to meet at Two of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Exchequer-Chamber.
A Letter from the Lord Fairfax, and others of the
Committee, from Yorke, of Maii 23 1645, concerning
the Marching of the Scotts Army Northwards, was this
Day read: And
Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of both
Houses, that are of the Committee of the Two Kingdoms, to be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners
here; to take special Care for the Security and Preservation of the Northern Parts; and that the King's Army
may be opposed.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for the Northern Association shall be reported on Friday Morning.
Ordered, That Letters be writ to the Committee in the
North, for Colonel Poynes to have the Command of a
Regiment of Horse, and a Regiment of Foot, there; and
to have the Pay of a Colonel for those Two Regiments.
Ordered, That Sir John Marley, now Prisoner at Newcastle, be sent up, in safe Custody, from thence to the
Parliament: And that the Commissioners for the Parliament there, or the Mayor and Committee at Newcastle,
do take care, that this Order be accordingly performed.
Ordered, That the Impeachment against the Earl of
Stamford, and others, be brought in on Thursday Morning, the next Business after Mr. Speaker comes to the
Ordered, That the Grand Committee of the House do
proceed to take Businesses concerning the Government of
the Church into Consideration on Thursday Morning.
Ordered, That Sir Philip Parker shall have Leave to
go into the Country for a Fortnight.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
That the Lords have received a Letter from the Scotts
Commissioners at Worcester-House; which they think fit
to impart to this House.