Die Sabbati, Augusti 30, 1645.
A Letter from Mr. Lowry from Cambridge, of Aug.27,
read Aug. 29.
A Letter from the Committee at Leicester, of Aug. 17,
was this Day read; desiring some Supply and Assistance
Resolved, &c. That the Committee at Leicester shall
have Power to compound with all such Gentlemen and
others of the County of Leicester, that assisted or countenanced the Enemy, when the King and his Party were
there; for that Offence only: And that they send up the
Names of such Persons as they shall so compound with,
and the Fines set upon them, for their Offence, to be approved of by this House: And that all Monies that shall
arise by these Compositions, shall be employed for the Service and Maintenance of the Garison and Forces of Leicester.
Resolved, &c. That all the Arrears and Monies uncollected, of the Assessments rated or taxed for the Maintenance
of the Garisons or Forces of the County of Leicester, shall
be paid in to the Committee of Leicester, to be employed
for the Use of their Garisons and Forces: And that the
Committee of Accompts do take notice of this Order, and
observe the same accordingly.
BE it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, That the Members of both
Houses, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, shall
have Power to grant Commissions of Martial Law, to be
executed according to the Rules of War, and the Instructions
observed in Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army, to such Places
and Counties as shall be desired by the Committees of the
Associations, Members of both Houses, where there are
Associations; and by such Gentlemen, Members of this
House, that are of other Counties where there are no
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
A Letter from Leicester, of Augusti 28 1645, written to
the Committee of Northampton, and by them sent to Mr.
Crew, relating the Intentions of Colonel-General Pointes,
to prosecute and pursue the King.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Arthur Hasilrig, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Crew, and Mr. Browne, or any Two of them,
do forthwith prepare a Letter to be written to ColonelGeneral Points, to take notice of his faithful Endeavours;
and to require him to march up Southward, with all Diligence, with the Yorkshire Forces, and with as many of the
rest, formerly appointed to attend the King's Motion, as
he can bring with him: And that Five thousand Pounds
shall be speedily provided, to meet them upon their
Resolved, &c. That Five thousand Pounds shall be forthwith provided, out of the Twenty thousand Pounds designed out of the Excise for the Yorkshire Forces, and sent
to meet the Yorkshire Forces under Colonel-General Points,
in case they march Southwards: And that it be referred to
the Committee of the Northern Association, to make Provision of this Five thousand Pounds accordingly: And
they are to meet upon it this Afternoon; and to give
an Account of their Proceedings on Monday Morning
The House being informed, That Colonel Thornhagh was
at the Door, sent hither from Colonel-General Poynts;
He was called in; and did acquaint the House with the
State of the Forces in the Northern Counties, both English
and Scottish, the Mutinying of the Yorkshire Horse, and
the Occasions and Grounds of it, as in most Probability
Resolved, &c. That Two very good serviceable Horses
shall be forthwith provided, and bestowed by this House
upon Colonel Thornhagh, as a Mark of his Esteem they
set upon his many faithful and good Services, performed
to this great Cause maintained by the Parliament: And
that it be referred to Sir Philip Stapilton and Sir Arthur
Hasilrig, to take care of the providing these Horses: And
that they be forthwith paid for, by the Committee of Lords
and Commons for Advance of Monies, at HaberdashersHall. The Care whereof is more particularly referred to
The Lords Concurrence is to be desired herein.
Colonel Thornhagh was again called in: And Mr. Speaker,
by the Command of the House, took notice of his many
great and faithful Services performed to the Kingdom; and
returned him the hearty Thanks of this House; and acquainted him, That the House, in Testimony of the Esteem
they set upon his Services, had bestowed Two very good
serviceable Horses upon him.
Resolved, &c. That Colonel Rosseter, and his Regiment
of Horse, shall forthwith march upon the present Design,
in Pursuit of the King.
Resolved, &c. That the Horse that shall march upon
this present Design, in Pursuit of the King, under Colonel
Roseter, shall be made up a Thousand: And it is left to
Colonel Rosseter to take such Horse as he shall think fit, of
those formerly designed to be under his Command, to
make up his Strength a Thousand: And that, as to the
Manner of sending those Horse accordingly, it be referred
to the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth undertake to pay
such Horse of the Association as shall, by the Committee
of both Kingdoms, be directed to go into Lincolnshire, for
the Safety of that County, and keeping in the Garison of
Newark, during the Time that Colonel Rosseter shall be
employed upon this present Service: And it is referred to
the Committee of both Kingdoms, speedily to discharge
such other of the Horse of the Associated Counties, now
gathered together upon this late Alarm, as they shall think
fit to be employed for Lincolnshire, and for the Keeping in
of the Garison of Newark: And that they speedily discharge the Foot.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Association do
meet this Afternoon, and consider of, and prepare, an
Ordinance for the Pay of these Horse, to be employed for
the Safety of Lincolnshire, and for the Keeping in of Newarke, during the Time of that Service, according to the
Undertakings of this House.
Resolved, &c. That Friday next be set apart, and appointed, for a Day of Humiliation, within the Lines of
Communication, to be humbled for the Miseries of Scotland;
and to desire God's Blessing upon the Army under Sir
Thomas Fairfax, and for the Ceasing of the Plague in the
Kingdoms of England and Scotland: And that Mr. Recorder do acquaint the Lord Mayor with this Order; and desire
him, that this Order may be published, in all the Churches
and Chapels within the Lines of Communication, by the
several and respective Ministers, To-morrow, being the
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Ward, Mr. Cawdry, and Mr.
Gellaspie, be desired to preach before this House on Friday
next, being for a Day of Humiliation within the Lines of
Mr. Gourdon is to desire them to preach accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That Friday next come Fortnight shall
be a Day appointed for publick Humiliation, through all
the Parliament-Quarters, to be humbled for the Miseries
of Scotland, and to desire God's Blessing upon the Army
under Sir Thomas Fairfax, and for the Ceasing of the Plague
in the Kingdoms of England and Scotland.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That Mr. Recorder do issue his Warrant to
such Persons as he shall think fit, for the putting in due
and careful Execution the Laws and Ordinances against
Sabbath-Breakers, Alehouse-Haunters, Tipplers, Swearers,
Cursers, and Blasphemers; and against such as do not
observe the Days of publick Humiliation.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you this
Ordinance, concerning the appointing Mr. Henry Wilkinson to the Parsonage of Dunstan's in the East, London: In
which they desire the Concurrence of this House. They
have likewise sent you the Petition of Captain Ketleby, formerly sent you, which they conceive very reasonable; and
desire your Concurrence. They desire further, to put this
House in mind of a Petition formerly sent, of Mr. Lestrange's: He is in a Consumption, and like to perish, if he
have not his Liberty; and will give any Engagement for
Liberty, to the Parliament, and any Bail for his Appearance; and desireth not to go out of the Lines of Communication; therefore they desire you will take him into your
The Ordinance for making and appointing Mr. Henry
Wilkinson Rector of Dunstan's in the East, London, was
this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed.
Resolved, &c. That, as to the Message concerning Captain Ketelby, and Mr. Lestrange, this House will send
Answer by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That the Town and County of Derby
shall have the Moiety of the Excise of their own Town . . .
County for Six Months, for the Maintenance of the Forces
of that Town and County.
Ordered, That Sir Arthur Hasilrig do, on Monday next,
proceed in his Report concerning Leicestershire.
A Letter from the Committee of York, of August * *,
from York, was this Day read: And
It is thereupon Ordered, upon the Question, That the
whole Matter concerning the Mutinies of Soldiers there,
concerning the Constitution of the Army there, and the
Election of Officers, be referred to the Consideration of the
Committee of the Northern Association; to present their
Opinions thereupon; and likewise to present some Expedient to prevent any Mutinies for the future, or the Inconveniences that may arise by Elections carried on in this
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and do
concurr with the Lords in the Ordinance for the making
Mr. Henry Wilkinson Rector of Dunstan's in the East, of
London: And, as to the Messages concerning Captain Kettleby and Mr. Lestrange, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
A Letter to be sent from the House, and signed by Mr.
Speaker, to Colonel Pointes, concerning his marching
Southwards, was read; and passed; with a Blank for the
Place to which he should be injoined to come: And it is
referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to fill up the
An Ordinance for charging Two hundred Pounds upon
the Receipts of the Excise, to be paid to Colonel Whally,
Captain Lawrence, &c. was this Day read; and, upon the
Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords
for their Concurrence.