House of Commons Journal Volume 4
1 July 1645

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 1 July 1645', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 4: 1644-1646 (1802), pp. 191-193. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23435 Date accessed: 26 October 2014.


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Die Martis, Julii primo, 1645.

Prayers.

MR. Corbett, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Colonel Jephson, Mr. Reynolds, are appointed to examine the Lord Kerry, the Woman with whom the Lord Digbye's Letters to the Lord Inchiquin and Captain Brockett were taken; and likewise to examine all other Persons concerned in this Business.

Two Letters from the Lord Digby, one to the Lord Inchiquin, the other to Captain Brockett, Governor of Kinsale, endeavouring to work them out of their Fidelity to the Parliament, were, this Day, read, and delivered to Colonel Jephson.

Sir Robert Pye brings Answer from the Lords, That the Lords do agree to the Votes, and to all other the Particulars, carried by him to the Lords Yesterday.

Ordered, That Mr. Speaker shall have Power to grant Passes to such Persons as he shall think fit, that shall desire to trade for the Buying of Cattle in Wales, and to drive and bring them to London, or other Parts under the Power of Parliament.

A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath;

The Lords have commanded us to deliver you this Ordinance: It is for a Committee to meet and consider of Propositions concerning Ireland, and the Province of Munster: The Lords have agreed to it; and desire your Concurrence. They desire that the Resident of Lorraigne may depart this Kingdom within Ten Days, in regard he stays to do ill Offices here: That the Spanish Ambassador's Servant, who was taken at the Sea-side, and is now a Prisoner in Newgate, may be examined: And that the Proceedings there against him may be suspended in the mean time: The Lords have sent their Desires concerning him, in this Paper: They desire that it may be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to prepare a Letter to be sent to the King of Portugall, concerning the Miscarriage of his Agent.

The Ordinance, touching the Committee for Ireland, was read.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, in the Ordinance for appointing a Committee to consider of Propositions, touching Ireland and Munster, with these Amendments.

Mr. Holles, Colonel Jephtson, Sir John Clotworthy, Sir John Evelyn senior, Mr. Whitehead, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Reynolds, Sir William Brereton, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Rigbye, Colonel Moore, Mr. Rolle, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Tate;

This Committee to be inserted in the Ordinance from the Lords, to join with the Committee of Lords named in that Ordinance, concerning Propositions for Ireland and Munster.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree, That the Resident of the Duke of Lorraigne shall depart this Kingdom within Ten Days: And

It is further Ordered, That the Serjeant at Arms attending this House do see this Order put in Execution.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to prepare a Letter to be sent to the King of Portugall, concerning the Miscarriage of his Agent here.

Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to take some such Course with the Portugall Resident, as may conduce most to the Safety of the Parliament.

The Paper, concerning the Spanish Ambassador's Servant, was read.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House hath considered of their Lordships Message; and, as to the Ordinance for the Committee for Ireland, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own: They do agree, That the Duke of Lorraigne's Agent be sent away within Ten Days: They do agree to refer it to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to send a Letter to the King of Portugall: And, as to the Examination of the Spanish Ambassador's Servant, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Serjeant Whitfield and Sir Edward Leech;

The Lords have named a Committee of Ten, for Viewing of the Letters taken at Naseby-Field, to meet at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings.

The Lords do desire, That such other Papers and Letters, as were taken at Naseby-Field, and not yet transmitted to their Lordships, may be sent unto them, before the Committee for viewing them do meet.

The Lords do desire, That the Ordinance, concerning the great Park of Windsor, may be taken into speedy Consideration; and the rather, because the Keeper's Son there hath been killed; and, if the Ordinance be not speedily passed, more Blood and Mischief is like to ensue.

The Lords do desire, That Captain Hutchins' Petition, and the Petition of Askittle, and the Mariners Petition, may be taken into Consideration.

The Lords do agree, That John Leake shall have the Purser's Place of The Star Frigate; and desire the Concurrence of this House in it.

Mr. Holles, Mr. Recorder, Sir William Lewes, Mr. Lisle, Sir Thomas Woodhouse, Mr. Tate, Mr. Strode, Mr. Bainton, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Henry Mildmay, Sir Henry Vane junior, Mr. Samuel Browne, Mr. Sollicitor, Sir Philip Stapleton, Sir William Strickland, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Erle, Colonel Morley, Sir Christopher Wray, Lord Gray;

This Committee is appointed to meet with a Committee of a proportionable Number of the Lords, in the Prince's Lodgings, at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, to view the Letters taken at Naseby-Field.

Ordered, That the Ordinance, concerning the great Park of Windsor, and the Petitions of Captain Hutchins, Mr. Askittle, and of the Mariners, shall be taken into Consideration on Saturday Morning.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords; and approve of John Leake to be Purser of The Star Frigate, now void by the Death of the late Purser thereof.

Sir John Clotworthy carried to the Lords the Amendments to the Ordinance for appointing a Committee to consider of Propositions for Ireland and Munster: The Ordinance for Payment of Two hundred Pounds to Major Oconnally, upon a Discovery, in Part of the Arrears of his Pension, upon Account: The Ordinance for Payment of One hundred Pounds to the late Wife of Sir William Fairfax, out of Haberdashers-Hall.

He was likewise to put the Lords in mind of the Instructions to be subscribed by the Committee, in the Ordinance for the Northern Association.

An Ordinance for securing Three hundred Pounds to the Commissioners of Excise, advanced by them upon the Receipts of the Excise, for the Relief of the common Soldiers, sent up Prisoners by Sir Thomas Fairfax, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

An Ordinance for Securing of Four hundred Pounds, out of the Excise, to Sir Richard Ansloe, and others, advanced by them for the Pay of Sir William Waller's Lifeguard, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.

Answer returned by the Second Messengers; The House hath taken their Lordships Message into Consideration: And, as to that Part of their Message, concerning the Viewing of the Letters taken at Naseby-Field, they have agreed; and named a proportionable Number of their Members, to meet at Three of the Clock this Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings: And as to the other Part of it, concerning the Transmitting of the rest of the Letters before the Committee meet, they will presently send Answer by Messengers of their own. They do agree and approve of John Leake to be Purser of The Star Frigate: And as to the Ordinance touching the great Park of Windsor; and the Petitions of Captain Hutchins, Askittle, and the Mariners; they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Mr. Tate carried to the Lords all such Letters and Papers taken at Naseby-Field, that have been already read; and was to desire the Lords, the Committee might meet upon these this Afternoon; and that this House will send the rest to the Lords, so soon as they have perused them themselves.

He likewise carried to the Lords the Ordinance for securing Three hundred Pounds to the Commissioners of Excise, advanced by them for the Relief of the common Soldiers, sent up Prisoners by Sir Thomas Fairfax: The Ordinance for securing Four hundred Pounds, out of the Excise, to Sir Richard Ansloe, and other Gentlemen of Surrey, for Payment of Sir William Waller's Lifeguard.

Ordered, That all the Reports, from the Committee of both Kingdoms, be made on Monday Morning.

Resolved, &c. That every Thursday and Saturday, in every Week, shall be set apart, to take into Consideration the Providing of Monies, and the Affairs of the Army: And that, on Thursday next, these Considerations be resumed.

Sir John Clotworthy brings Answer from the Lords, That, as to the Amendments in the Ordinance for appointing a Committee to consider of Propositions for Ireland; the Ordinance for Payment of Two hundred Pounds to Major Oconnally; the Ordinance for Payment of One hundred Pounds to the Lady Fairfax, out of HaberdashersHall; they do agree: And, as to the Instructions concerning the Ordinance for the Committee in the Northern Association, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Mr. Tate brings Answer from the Lords, That, as to the Ordinance for securing Three hundred Pounds out of the Excise, advanced by the Commissioners of the Excise, for Relief of the common Soldiers, sent up Prisoners by Sir Thomas Fairfax, they do agree: And as to the Ordinance for securing Four hundred Pounds to Sir Richard Ansloe, and others, the Gentlemen of Surrey, out of the Excise, they will send a speedy Answer by Messengers of their own.

Ordered, That Colonel Venn do go to the Lord Mayor, and Committee of the Militia, London, to desire them to take care for the speedy Raising of the old Levies, and of the new Recruits, for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army: And that they do put the Ordinance for Punishing of such imprested Soldiers as have run away from their Colours, into speedy and due Execution: And that he do give a weekly Account, to this House, of their Proceedings herein.

Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Gerard do go to the Committees and Deputy-Lieutenants for the County of Middlesex, and acquaint them, That it is the Order of this House, That they take special Care speedily to raise, as well the old Levies, as the new Recruits, for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army: And that they do put the Ordinance for Punishing of such imprested Soldiers as have run away from their Colours, into speedy and due Execution: And that he do give a weekly Account, to this House, of their Proceedings herein.

Ordered, &c. That Sir Martin Lumley do write to Sir Wm. Massam, now in Essex, to acquaint him, That it is the Order of this House, That he do take special Care, that the Committees and Deputy-Lieutenants for that County do speedily raise, as well the old Levies, as new Recruits, for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army: And that they do put the Ordinance for Punishing of such imprested Soldiers as have run away from their Colours, into speedy and due Execution: And that he do give a weekly Account, to this House, of their Proceedings herein.

Ordered, That Mr. Wheeler do go to the Committees and Deputy-Lieutenants of the City of Westminster, and acquaint them, That it is the Order of this House, That they speedily take care to raise, as well the old Levies, as the new Recruits, for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army: And that they do put the Ordinance for Punishing of such imprested Soldiers as have run away from their Colours, into speedy and due Execution: And that he do give a weekly Account, to this House, of their Proceedings herein.

Ordered, That Mr. Corbett do write to Sir John Potts, now in Norfolk, to acquaint him, That it is the Order of this House, That he do take special Care, that the Committees and Deputy-Lieutenants for that County, do speedily raise, as well the old Levies, as new Recruits, for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army: And that they do put the Ordinance for Punishing of such imprested Soldiers as have run away from their Colours, into speedy and due Execution: And that he do give a weekly Account, to this House, of their Proceedings herein.

Ordered, That Mr. Heveningham do go down to the County of Suffolk, and acquaint the Committees and Deputy-Lieutenants there, That it is the Order of this House, That they speedily take care to raise, as well the old Levies, as the new Recruits, for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army: And that they do put the Ordinance for Punishing of such imprested Soldiers as have run away from their Colours, into speedy and due Execution: And that he do give a weekly Account, to this House, of their Proceedings herein.

Ordered, That Colonel Walton go down into the County of Hunt', and acquaint the Committees and Deputy-Lieutenants there, That it is the Order of this House, That they speedily take care to raise, as well the old Levies, as the new Recruits, for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army: And that they do put the Ordinance for Punishing of such imprested Soldiers as have run away from their Colours, into speedy and due Execution: And that he do give a weekly Account, to this House, of their Proceedings herein.

Ordered, That Captain Wingate do write to Sir Thomas Dacres, now in Hertfordshire, to acquaint him, That it is the Order of this House, That he do take special Care, that the Committees and Deputy-Lieutenants for that County do speedily raise, as well the old Levies, as new Recruits, for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army: And that they put the Ordinance for Punishing of such imprested Soldiers as have run away from their Colours, into speedy and due Execution: And that he do give a weekly Account, to this House, of their Proceedings herein.

Ordered, &c. That Sir Samuel Luke do go down to Bedfordshire, and acquaint the Committees and DeputyLieutenants there, That it is the Order of this House, That they speedily take care to raise, as well the old Levies, as the new Recruits, for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army: And that they do put the Ordinance for Punishing of such imprested Soldiers as have run away from their Colours, into a speedy and due Execution: And that he do give a weekly Account, to this House, of their Proceedings herein.

Ordered, That Mr. Shelley do go down into the County of Sussex, and acquaint the Committees and Deputy-Lieutenants there, That it is the Order of this House, That they speedily take care to raise, as well the old Levies, as the new Recruits, for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army: And that they do put the Ordinance for Punishing of such imprested Soldiers as have run away from their Colours, into a speedy and due Execution: And that he do give a weekly Account, to this House, of their Proceedings herein.

Ordered, That Colonel Morley do write to Mr. Cawley, now in the County of Sussex, to acquaint him, That it is the Order of this House, That he do take special Care, that the Committees and Deputy-Lieutenants for that County do speedily raise, as well the old Levies, as the new Recruits, for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army: And that they do put the Ordinance for Punishing of such imprested Soldiers as have run away from their Colours, into speedy and due Execution: And that he do give a weekly Account, to the House, of their Proceedings herein.

Ordered, That Sir Dudley North do go down into Cambridgshire, and acquaint the Committees and DeputyLieutenants there, That it is the Order of this House, That they speedily take care to raise, as well the old Levies, as the new Recruits, for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army: And that they do put the Ordinance for Punishing of such imprested Soldiers as have run away from their Colours, into speedy and due Execution: And that he do give a weekly Account, to this House, of their Proceeding herein.

Ordered, That Sir Richard Onsloe do go down into the County of Surrey, and acquaint the Committees and Deputy-Lieutenants there, That it is the Order of this House, That they speedily take care to raise, as well the old Levies, as the new Recruits, for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army: And that they do put the Ordinance for Punishing of such imprested Soldiers as have run away from their Colours, into speedy and due Execution: And that he do give a weekly Account, to the House, of their Proceedings herein.

Resolved, &c. That it be referred and recommended, in an especial Manner, to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to take Order, and give Directions, for sending to Sir Thomas Fairfax all such Recruits as shall, from time to time, be levied in the respective Counties for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army, and brought to the Rendezvous appointed.

Resolved, &c. That the same Persons as now are Commissioners of the Great Seal, shall be continued Commissioners for Six Months longer.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That the Commission to the Master of the Rolls, for hearing Causes, shall be continued for Six Months longer.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Sir Henry Mildmay carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, * * * *.

A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Dr. Heath;

The Lords have returned this Ordinance: It is for the raising Twenty thousand Pounds, for reducing Oxon: In which they agree, with the Amendments sent herewith; and desire your Concurrence therein. They have likewise sent you an Examination of one Edward Lusher, taken by the Committee of Examinations: Upon which the Lords grounded this Order; and desire your Concurrence. They have likewise returned you Two Ordinances, concerning Surrey: To the which they agree, with these Amendments.

The Amendments to the Ordinance concerning Twenty thousand Pounds for Reducing of Oxon were read; and assented unto.

Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed to treat with the Commissioners of Excise, or any other Persons, for the Loan of Monies for Reducing of Oxon, be revived; and do meet this Afternoon at Three of Clock, and so from time to time, as they shall think fit.

The Question being put, Whether this House would agree with the Lords, in the Order concerning Lusher, the Spanish Ambassador's Servant;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Philip Stapilton, Tellers for the Yea: 38.
Sir John Curson, With the Yea,
Mr. Knightley, Tellers for the Noe: 39.
Colonel Moore, With the Noe,

So the Question passed with the Negative.

The Amendments, sent from the Lords, to the Ordinance for putting the County of Surrey into a Posture of Defence, being put to the Question;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Mr. Holles, Tellers for the Noe: 37.
Sir Phil. Stapilton, With the Noe,
Mr. Knightly, Tellers for the Yea: 43.
Sir Richard Onsloe, With the Yea,

So the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message: And, as to the Amendments to these Two Ordinances concerning Surrey; and in the Ordinance for borrowing Twenty thousand Pounds for reducing Oxon; they do agree: And, as to the Order concerning Edward Lusher, the Spanish Ambassador's Servant, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Widdrington do, on Thursday Morning next, report the Ordinance for settling the Audit of the Accompts.