Die Veneris, Maii 30, 1645.
A Letter from Colonel Massie, from Evesham, was this
A Letter from the City of Gloucester, of Maii 24 1645,
was this Day read; desiring, That Care might be had in
preventing the Distractions and Dangers that would happen, upon the Removal of Colonel Massie from those Parts.
Ordered, That Mr. Hodges, and the Committee of Gloucester, do write a Letter to the City of Gloucester; to give
them Satisfaction, That this House had notice of their. Petitions; and will take care of them, that they shall suffer
no Prejudice by the Removal of Colonel Massie.
Ordered, That the Examination of the late Mutiny at
Guernesay be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Examinations: And that the Examinations taken in
this Business be referred to this Committee: And they have
Power to send for the Prisoners; and to commit them;
and to report the whole Business to the House.
An Ordinance for giving the Power of Martial Law to
the Committee that has the Government of the Garison of
Plymouth, was this Day read; and, upon the Question,
passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their
An Ordinance for continuing the Kentish Regiment under the Command of Colonel Birch at Plymouth, for Four
Months longer, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for
Ordered, That the Votes for the Two Ten thousand
Pounds charged upon the Excise, to be employed for the
Reducing of Oxon only, be sent up to the Lords for their
WHereas the several Sums of Ten thousand Pounds and
Ten thousand Pounds are charged upon the Receipts
of the Excise, for the Carrying-on of the Siege against
Oxford: Mr. John Ash, \?\Edward Ash, Mr. Spurstowe,
Mr. Jennour, Lord Wenman, Mr. Whitlock, Mr. Beddingfield, Mr. James Fiennes, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Winwood, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Lane, and Mr. Nathanael Stephens, are appointed to treat with the Commissioners of the Excise, and with any other particular Persons,
for the Advance and Lending of the said Twenty thousand
Pounds: Which said Commissioners, and every other particular Person, shall be secured and repaid such Sum and
Sums of Money, as they shall so advance and lend, out of
the said Receipts of the Excise, in Course: And the Care
hereof is especially recommended to Mr. Whitlock and Mr.
Ordered, That Mr. Rigby do make his Report, concerning such Members as are to have a Maintenance allowed
them for their Support, To-morrow Morning.
IT is Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, assembled
in Parliament, That the Committee, who now have the
Government of the Garison of Plymmouth, or any Three
of them, shall have Power, and are hereby authorized, to
execute Martial Law within the Garison of Plymouth, according to the Articles published by the Earl of Essex, and
used in the Army under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairefaxe.
The House being informed, That divers Divines were
at the Door;
They were called in: And Mr. Arrowsmyth did prefer a Petition, signed with the Names of divers Heads of
Colleges of the University of Cambridge; desiring the Earl
of Manchester may continue in the Authority he hath over the University of Cambridge. The which was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Earl of Manchester's Answer to
the Charge against him in this House; and the Business
concerning the continuing the Earl of Manchester in the
Government of the University of Cambridge; be peremptorily taken into Consideration, the first Business: And
that Mr. Speaker put the House in mind hereof.
Mr. Nicoll carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence,
an Ordinance for continuing the Kentish Regiment under
the Command of Colonel Birch at Plimmouth, for Four
Months: An Ordinance for executing Martial Law within
the Garison of Plymmouth: Two Votes, whereby Ten
thousand Pounds and Ten thousand Pounds is charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, for the Carrying-on of the
Siege at Oxford: An Ordinance to discharge Sir John Kaye's
Estate from Sequestration.
Ordered, That Mr. Green do, To-morrow Morning, peremptorily, report the Declaration for giving Satisfaction
to the States of Holland, and all other Parts of Christendom, touching the Matter of Reprisals, and free Trade.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Admiralty and
Cinque-Ports do call in the James from the Downs; and,
in the room, shall have Power to set out one or more
small Ships, of equal Charge: And this to be done with
all convenient Expedition.
Sir Tho. Widdrington reports, from the Committee to
which Two Ordinances were referred, concerning the
Northern Association, That the Committee had considered
of the said Ordinances; and, out of them both, had prepared and framed one Ordinance, intituled, An Ordinance for the Associating of the several Counties of Yorke,
Lancaster, Nottingham, Durham, Northumberland, Cumberland, and Westmoreland: The which was twice read;
and, upon the Question, re-committed unto the same
Committee: Who are to meet upon it on Monday next at
Two of Clock, in the Exchequer-Chamber: And the Letter from the Town of Hull, and the Letter from the Committee at Yorke, and the Petition from the Town of Newcastle, are referred to the Consideration of this Committee.
Mr. Nicoll brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to
the Ordinance for continuing the Kentish Regiment at Plymouth, for Four Months longer: To the Ordinance for
Martial Law in Plymouth: To the Two Votes for charging
Two several Ten thousand Pounds upon the Excise, to be
employed for the Reducing of Oxon: And, as to the Ordinance for discharging the Sequestration of Sir John Kaye's
Estate, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
WHereas there hath been a late Agreement between the
Committee for the Safety of Plymouth, Poole, and
Lyn, &c. and the Committee for the County of Kent, for
a Continuance of a Kentish Regiment of Foot, under the
Command of Colonel Birch, at Plymouth, for Four Months,
from the First of February last, according to such Articles
and Propositions, and upon such Consideration, as is expressed in a late Ordinance of Parliament of the Fifteenth
of March last past: And whereas, at the Instance of the
said Committee for the Safety of Plymouth, the said Committee for the County of Kent, having taken into their
Consideration the Importance of the further Continuance
of the said Regiment in the West, for Four Months next
ensuing the First of June, upon certain Articles agreed
upon between the foresaid Committees: The Lords and
Commons, assembled in Parliament, taking the Premises
into serious Consideration, do hereby approve and confirm
the same, as an acceptable Service to the Parliament and
Kingdom: And do Ordain and Declare, That the Accompts of the said Committee for the County of Kent, for
the Sum of Six thousand Forty-one Pounds Thirteen
Shillings and Six-pence, now by them given in unto the
said Committee for the Safety of Plymouth, be and are
hereby approved and allowed unto the said Committee of
Kent, as Part of the Sum of Seven thousand and Seventy
Pounds, charged, or to be charged, upon the said County
to the Tenth and last Month's Proportion by the Ordinance of the new Model, without any further Accompts
to be given thereof by them unto the Treasurers at Guildhall, London, or to any other Person or Persons whatsoever. And it is further Declared and Ordained, That the
said Committees for the said County of Kent shall be and
are hereby authorized and impowered, by their Order, fignified unto the Colonel or other chief Officer of the said
Regiment for the Time being, to call back the said Regiment into the County of Kent, at the End of the said
Four Months: And that the said Regiment, being so called
back, shall and is hereby discharged from the aforesaid
Service. And it is further Ordained and Declared, That
the aforesaid Sum of One thousand Twenty-eight Pounds
Six Shillings and Six-pence, being the Remainder of the
said Tenth and last Month's Proportion, shall be and is
hereby allowed unto the said Committee for the County of
Kent, towards the aforesaid Charges of paying and maintaining the said Regiment during the said Four Months,
without any Accompt by them to be given for the same
to any Person or Persons whatsoever, other than the said
Committee for the Safety of Plymouth; any former Order
or Ordinance to the contrary notwithstanding.