House of Commons Journal Volume 4
9 July 1645

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 9 July 1645', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 4: 1644-1646 (1802), pp. 201-203. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23442 Date accessed: 03 September 2014.


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Die Mercurii, Julii 9, 1645.

Prayers.

THE humble Advice of the Assembly of Divines, now, by Ordinance of Parliament, sitting at Westminster, concerning Church-Government; presented on Monday last, Julii 7; and likewise the Proofs of several additional Votes concerning Church Government, presented by the Divines at the same time; were, according to the Order then made, this Day read.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.

Mr. Whittacre in the Chair.

The Grand Committee of the House proceeded, according to former Order, to take into Consideration the Printing of the Greek Septuagint Bible by Mr. Patrick Yonge.

Mr. Whittacre left the Chair.

Mr. Speaker called to the Chair.

Upon Mr. Whittacre's Report from the Grand Committee;

It is Resolved, &c. That Mr. Patrick Yonge shall have an Allowance granted unto him of Four hundred Pounds per Annum, during his Life, for an Encouragement to him for his Pains in setting forth this Work, and to do other Services for the Good of the Church.

Resolved, &c. That, towards the Making up of this Four hundred Pounds per Annum, Mr. Patrick Yonge shall continue to receive the Profit and Revenue of the Treasurership of Paul's, London.

An Ordinance for reforming and regulating the University of Cambridge, and the several Colleges therein', was this Day read the First time, and ordered to be read the Second time, on Friday next, the first Business after Mr. Speaker comes to the Chair.

An Ordinance for securing and reimbursing the Commissioners of Excise Four hundred Pounds, advanced and lent by them for the Garison of Windsor, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Mr. Whitlock is appointed to carry it to the Lords.

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

The Lords have commanded us to acquaint you, That they have agreed to the Declaration concerning Reprisal of Ships, that is to be sent to the States of Holland: And have appointed their Committee for Foreign Affairs to meet on Friday next, at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Prince's Lodgings, to give Audience to the French Resident; and do desire, That you will appoint your Committee to meet then likewise, if it may stand with your Conveniency. They have received a Report from the Committee of the Admiralty, for the Placing of Two Officers in the Navy: To which they have agreed; and desire your Concurrence. They commanded us to put you in mind of the Petition of Henry Askittle, formerly sent to you; and desire you to give some Answer to it.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree, That the Members of this House, that are of the Committee for Foreign Affairs, shall meet at Three of the Clock in the Afternoon, on Friday next, in the Prince's Lodgings, to give Audience to the French Resident.

The Report from the Committee of the Admiralty was read; and was, for John Garnett to be Boatswain of the Leopard; and for John Fowler to be Mustermaster of the Irish Squadron.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords; and approve of John Garnett to be Boatswain of the Leopard; and for John Fowler to be Mustermaster of the Irish Squadron: And that they be respectively entred into those Places by Warrants from the Committee of the Admiralty.

Resolved, &c. That, as to the Petition of Henry Askittle, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Answer returned by the same Messengers;

The House hath considered of your Message; and do agree, That the Members of this House, that are of the Committee for Foreign Affairs, do meet to give Audience to the French Resident, as is desired; and do agree with the Lords, and approve of the Two Officers for the Navy: And, as to the Petition of Henry Askittle, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Mr. Corbett reports an Ordinance, for charging upon the Receipts of the Excise the Sum of Thirteen thousand Pounds, for the raising, levying, and maintaining Five hundred Horse, to be sent from the said Association to Grantham, and those Parts; .... was this Day read twice; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence; And Mr. Grimston is appointed to carry it to the Lords.

Mr. Whitlock brings Answer from the Lords, That the Lords do agree to the Ordinance for charging Four hundred Pounds upon the Excise, for the Service of WindsorCastle.

Ordered, That Mr. Henry Pelham do go down into the County of Lincolne; and do take care for the speedy Sending in of the Proportion of Horse assigned upon that County, to be employed at Grantham, and those Parts, for the Defence of the Association against the Newarke Forces: And

It is further Ordered, That he do take care for the speedy Bringing in of the Recruits, and old Levies of Men; and of the Monies assessed upon that County, for the Maintenance of Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army.

Ordered, That Mr. Gaudy do go down into the County of Norfolke: And that Sir John Potts, who is now in the Country, do join with him: And that they do take care for the speedy Sending in of the Proportion of Horse assigned upon that County, to be employed at Grantham, and those Parts, for the Defence of the Association against the Newarke Forces: And,

It is further Ordered, That they do take care for the speedy Bringing in of the Recruits, and old Levies of Men, and of the Monies assessed upon that County, for the Maintenance of Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army.

Ordered, That Sir Dudly North do write to Mr. Lowry, now at Cambridge; and acquaint him, That it is the Order of this House, That he do take care for the speedy Sending in of the Proportion of Horse, assigned upon the County of Cambridge, to be employed at Grantham, and those Parts, for the Defence of the Association against the Newarke Forces: And that he do likewise take care, that the County of Cambridge do speedily bring in the Recruits, and old Levies of Men; and also the Monies assessed upon that County, for the Maintenance of Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army.

Ordered, That Colonel Walton do take care for the speedy Sending in of the Proportion of Horse, assigned upon the County of Huntington, to be employed at Grantham, and those Parts, for the Defence of the Association against the Newarke Forces: And he do likewise take care for the speedy Bringing in of the Recruits, and old Levies of Men; and of the Monies assessed upon that County, for the Maintenance of Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army.

Ordered, That Sir Henry Mildmay do go into Essex; and take care for the speedy Sending in of the Proportion of Horse, assigned upon that County, to be employed at Grantham, and those Parts, for the Defence of the Association against the Newarke Forces. And

It is further Ordered, That he do take care for the speedy Bringing in of the Recruits, and old Levies of Men; and of the Monies assessed upon that County, for the Maintenance of Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army.

Ordered, That Mr. Heveningham do go down into Suffolke, and take care for the speedy Sending in of the Proportion of Horse, assigned upon that County, to be employed at Grantham, and those Parts, for the Defence of the Association, against the Newarke Forces. And

It is further Ordered, That he do take care for the speedy Bringing in of the Recruits, and old Levies of Men; and of the Monies assessed upon that County, for the Maintenance of Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Dacres do go into Hertfordshire; and take care for the speedy Sending in of the Proportion of Horse, assigned upon that County, to be employed at Grantham, and those Parts, for the Defence of the Association against the Newarke Forces. And

It is further Ordered, That he do take care for the speedy Bringing in of the Recruits, and old Levies of Men; and of the Monies assessed upon that County, for the Maintenance of Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army.

Ordered, That the Gentlemen of the Eastern Association shall have Power to bring in an Ordinance, for Charging of Twelve thousand Pounds upon themselves, by way of a monthly Assessment, after the Assessments for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army shall be determined.

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

The Lords have commanded us to deliver you this Letter: It came from the Commanders of the Scotts Army; and was directed to the Scotts Commissioners here: It was sent to the Lords, with this Paper inclosed; and thought fit to impart them to you.

Ordered, That Mr. Jesson do prepare a Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to the Town of Coventry; to give them Thanks for their Respects to Sir Thomas Fairfax, and his Army, in his March by that Place; and for the Provisions they furnished his Army withal.

The Letter from the Commanders of the Scotts Army; and the Paper from the Scotts Commissioners here; were read; the Letter was of July the Fifth, from Brominghem, 1645; the Paper was of July the Eigth, 1645. And

The House proceeded to take into further Consideration the Scotts Paper, of 4Julii, 1645.

Ordered, That Mr. Spurstoe and Mr. Jennour do recommend the earnest Desires of this House to the Committee of Goldsmiths-Hall, that they will employ their best Endeavours for the speedy bringing in the Eleven thousand Pounds, Remainder of the Month's Pay for the Scotts Army: And that they do give this House an Account of the Proceedings of the Committee herein.

Resolved, &c. That the Ordinance for raising Monies for the Pay of the Scotts Army shall be renewed, and continued for Four Months longer.

Resolved, &c. That Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Staffordshire, shall be considered of, and taxed in the Ordinance, to the Payment of the Scotts Army.

Mr. Recorder, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Sir Robert Harley, Mr. Sallway, are appointed to prepare an Ordinance for reviving the Ordinance for the Pay of the Scotts Army; and for Bringing in of Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, and Staffordshire, into the Assessment.

Resolved, &c. That the Lords be desired to join in appointing a Committee to be sent from both Houses, to reside with the Scotts Army, according to the Treaty.

Mr. Bainton is appointed to carry this Vote to the Lords.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth intend to give Instructions to their Committees, to make Provisions for this Army.

Resolved, &c. That, upon any necessary Occasion, some great Ordnance, with their Furniture and Ammunition, shall be provided: And it is referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to take care for the furnishing the same: And that, for the present, an Hundred Barrels of Powder, with Match and Ball proportionable, be forthwith furnished out of the publick Stores, and sent to Coventry and Warwicke: And that the Money to pay for these Hundred Barrels of Powder shall be charged upon the Excise, and paid in its Course.

Resolved, &c. That, concerning the Shovels, Spades, Pick-axes, and Draughts, the House will give such Instructions to the Committee appointed to attend the Army, as shall be necessary.

Resolved, &c. That it be left to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to appoint such Forces, of the Counties where the Scotts Army is, to be assisting to that Army, upon Occasion, as the Safety of these Places, and the Occasions of the Kingdom, shall permit.

Mr. Jephson, Mr. Crew, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Lisle, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Whitlocke, or any Three of them, are appointed to prepare an Answer to the Desire of the Scotts, expressed in the Paper, of Julii 4 1645, concerning the Raising of a Thousand Horse, with Pistols and Saddles.

Ordered, That the House do, To-morrow, at Mr. Speaker's first coming to the Chair, proceed with the Consideration of the Remainder of the Scotts Paper, of Julii 4 1645.

A Letter from Sir Thomas Fairefaxe, from Crookborne, of Julii 6; and a Petition from the Clubmen to Sir Thomas Fairefaxe; and his Answer thereunto; were this Day read.

Ordered, &c. That the Committee of the West do forthwith bestow upon, and pay unto, Craven, the Messenger that brought these Letters and Papers from the Army, Twenty Pounds, for his Pains in this and other Services.

Ordered, &c. That the Report, concerning the Soldiers that were sent up Prisoners by Sir Thomas Fairefaxe, and are now listed for Ireland, be made To-morrow, the first Business after Mr. Speaker comes to the Chair.