Die Sabbati, 27 Septembris, 1645.
A Letter from the Committee of Cheshire, of 25 Sept.
1645, with a Relation of the Success of the Parliament's Forces near Chester, against the King's Forces; and
a List of the Prisoners taken by them; were all read; and,
upon the Question, ordered to be printed.
Ordered, upon the Question, That Thursday next shall
be set apart for a Day of Publick Thanksgiving unto Almighty God for his great Mercy and Blessings upon the
Parliament's Forces under Colonel-General Pointz, against
the King's Forces near Chester, on Wednesday last, 24
Sept. and likewise for God's great Mercy upon the Parliament's Forces in the Taking of Bristoll, Devizes, the Success in Pembrokeshire given to the Forces under MajorGeneral Langherne, and for God's great Mercy in Scotland; in all Churches and Chapels of London and Westminster, and within the Lines of Communication; and, on
Thursday next come Fortnight, in all other Parts of the
Kingdom: And Alderman Pennington is appointed to desire the Lord Mayor to give timely Notice hereof to the
Ministers of the Churches and Chapels within the Lines of
It is further Ordered, That the Members of this House
of the several and respective Counties do send Copies of this
Order to the several and respective Standing-Committees
of the several Counties; to the end that they may be so
dispersed, that the Counties may take timely Notice hereof,
that the Day may be kept with that Observance, as is due
to so great Blessings.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That Mr. Lee and Mr. Coleman be desired to
preach on Thursday next, the Day of Publick Thanksgiving, before the House of Commons, at St. Margaret's, Westminster: And Mr. Ashurst and Sir John Wray
are appointed to acquaint them with this Desire of this
Ordered, That the Ministers within the Lines of Communication do, To-morrow, take notice of God's Blessing
upon the Forces under Colonel-General Pointz, and render Thanks unto him for it; notwithstanding the Appointment and Setting apart of Thursday next, and Thursday
come Fortnight, for several of God's great Blessings upon
the Parliament's Forces.
Mr. Recorder carried to the Lords, for their Concurence, the Orders for Thursday next, and Thursday Fortnight, to be set apart for Days of publick Thanksgiving:
Brings Answer, That the Lords do concurr in those
The House being informed, That the Messengers that
brought this good News from Chester, were at the Door,
one of them, Andrew Mills, was called in: And
Ordered, That Andrew Mills, the Messenger that brought
the Relation to Mr. Speaker, concerning the Success of
the Parliament's Forces against the King's Forces, near
Chester, shall have Twenty Pounds bestowed upon him
for his Pains: And that Sir William Brereton and Mr.
Ashurst do take care for the Payment of this Twenty
Ordered, That the other Two Messenger that brought
the Confirmation of this good News from Cheshire, shall
have Ten Pounds apiece, bestowed upon each of them for
their Pains: And that Sir William Brereton and Mr. Ashurst
take care for their Payment.
Ordered, That Captain Finche, and Captain Gimbert, be
especially recommended from this House to the Care of Sir
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Widdrington and Mr. Ashurst
do prepare and bring in a Letter, to be signed by Mr.
Speaker, and sent to Colonel-General Pointz, to give him
Thanks from this House for his good Service; and to desire him to give the rest of the Officers Thanks for their
good Service also.
Ordered, That Five hundred Pounds shall be bestowed
upon Colonel-General Pointz, in Acknowledgment of his
great and faithful Service to the Parliament; and be forthwith paid out of the Ten thousand Pounds charged upon
the Receipts of the Excise, and granted for the Pay of the
Forces of Cheshire and North-Wales: And Sir William
Brereton and Mr. Ashurst are desired to take care, that this
Five hundred Pounds be forthwith paid accordingly.
An Ordinance for securing Ten thousand Pounds, charged
upon the Receipts of the Excise, to be employed for Payment of the Forces to be drawn together near Chester, and
in North-Wales, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for
Resolved, &c. That the Ordinance concerning the Prince
Elector be reported on Tuesday Morning, the first Business:
And that Mr. Speaker do put the House . . . . of it.
Ordered, That Mr. Ash, Sir Thomas Widdrington, and Sir
William Brereton, do forthwith withdraw, and prepare a
Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to Sir Thomas Fairfax, to acquaint him with the Success God hath
given the Parliament's Forces against the King's Forces,
Mr. Bainton, according to former Order, reported to
the House the Proceedings of the Commissioners for the
Parliament of England, during their residing with the Scotts
Army, from their first coming to them to Micheld Deane
in Gloucestershire, and the Sitting down of the Scotts Army
before Hereford; with their Proceedings at that Siege, until they received the Intelligence of the King's Coming with
his Forces to Wollverhampton; together with the Order of
the Committee of both Kingdoms, residing with the Scotts
Army, of 11 Augusti 1645, upon that Intelligence: Which
Mr. Harbert proceeded in the Report of their Proceedings, from the Time they were informed of the great
Defeat given by Mountrosse to their Forces in Scotland,
with the several Debates upon that Intelligence; and the
Question proposed to them by the Commissioners of Scotland, of 24 Augusti 1645; as also their Answer to the said
Question; and the Order of the Committee of both Kingdoms, of 27 Augusti 1645, touching the enabling the
Scotts Army then before Hereford to march; and their
Votes of 1 Sept. 1645, concerning the not attempting the
City of Hereford for the present, and the Drawing of the
Cannon off from the Batteries that Night: All which were
A Letter from the Commissioners from both Houses,
from Berwick, of Sept. 16 , 1645, directed to Sir Tho.
Widdrington; relating, That by Captain Robert Carre, in
the Ship The Samuel Justina of
London, they had sent up
as a Prisoner Mr. Gilbert Swinhoe, some time High-Sheriff
of the County of Northumberland; with a Desire to have
a special Care taken of him, in regard of his Interests, and
ill Affections; was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Gilbert Swinhoe be forthwith
committed Prisoner to the Tower; there to remain a Prisoner
during the Pleasure of the House.
A Letter from the Committee at Yorke, of Sept. 20 ,
1645, with Propositions inclosed from the Scotts Army,
to the said Committee at Yorke; with the Answer of the
said Committee to the said Propositions; were all this Day
Ordered, &c. This Letter from the Committee at Yorke,
of Sept. 20 1645, and the Propositions inclosed, be this
Afternoon communicated by the Members of both Houses
to the Scotts Commissioners; and their speedy Answer desired to the Resolutions of both Houses, concerning the
Scotts Army besieging Newarke: And are to report their
A Letter from the Commissioners of both Houses, from
Berwick, of Sept. 22 , with a Copy inclosed of a Letter
from the Commissioners to the Committee of Estates of
Scotland, of Sept. 18 , and their Answer; and a Second
Letter from the Commissioners of both Houses to the Committee of Estates of Scotland, of Sept. 22 1645; were this
The Answer to the Scotts Three Papers, reported by
Mr. Whitelock, Sept. 20 , was this Day again read:
It is Ordered, That it be recommended to the same
Committee, with the Addition of Mr. Recorder and Mr.
Hollis: And are to bring it in on Monday Morning: And
the Care of it is especially recommended unto Sir Tho.
Ordered, &c. That, on Tuesday next, the next Business
after the Report of the Prince Elector's Ordinance shall be
made, the Report from the Committee of the North
where Sir Thomas Widdrington hath the Chair, concerning
the Condition of the Northern Army, and the Forces of
that Association, shall be made: And that, at the same
time, the Petition concerning Scarborough be taken into
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to return you this Ordinance, for supplying the Scotts Army in Ireland: It
moved first from this House; and they do agree to it,
with these Amendments: These Votes for Additions of
Committees, and Making of Sheriffs in Dorsett, Devon,
and Rutland: To which the Lords do agree, with these
Additions: A Petition of the Eastland Merchants, which
should have been sent with the other Letters, concerning
the Establishing of the Trade in Denmarke: An Order for
One hundred and Fifty Musqueteers to be sent into Guernesey: The Lords do conceive it to be very requisite, in regard of some late Disorders there: A Pass for the Lady
Buckhurst to go to Oxford; to which the Lords desire
your Concurrence: A Report from the Committee of the
Admiralty and Cinque-Ports, concerning Mr. Jessop and
Mr. Quoitmore; which they recommend to your Consideration: An Exchange for Captain Kettleby; which is also
recommended: A Petition of the Lord Blayneye's, and of
Colonel Wm. Davyes: To which the Lords desire your
The Amendments to the Ordinance concerning the Scotts
Army in Ireland were read; and, upon the Question,
Mr. Erle brings Answer from the Lords, That the Lords
do agree to all the Votes carried up by him to the Lords,
except to the Vote for the Sheriff of Devon: To which they
will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
The Addition to the Vote for the Sheriff of Devon, was
read: And, upon the Question,
Resolved, That this House will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That a Conference be desired from the
Lords, touching this Business: And that Mr. Rouse do prepare Reasons.
Resolved, &c. That, at this Conference, one other Head
be, concerning the Committees for the Eastern Association:
And that Mr. Gurdon and Mr. Lisle do prepare Reasons
for the same.
Resolved, &c. That another Head of this Conference
shall be, concerning the Bailing of the Lord Savell: And
that Sir Walter Erle be added to the Managers of this Conference.
Upon a Report from the Committee of Lords and
Commons, for the Admiralty and Cinque-Ports;
It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, That the
Salary, after the Proportion of Two hundred Pounds per
Annum, be allowed unto Mr. Wm. Jessop, and Mr. Robert
Quoitmore, Secretaries to the said Committee, for Themselves
and their Clerks; the said Salary to begin from the Time
they have attended that Service: And that the Committee
of the Navy do take care, and give Order, for the Payment
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of the Admiralty
and Cinque-Ports shall be continued for Three Months:
And that an Ordinance be brought in to that Purpose.
Lords Concurrence to be desired.
Ordered, &c. That, on Monday Sevennight, the House do
take into Consideration the Addition of Committees to the
Committee of the Admiralty and Cinque-Ports.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House hath considered of your Message: And, as to
the Ordinance concerning the Supplying of the Scotts Army
in Ireland, they do agree: And, as to the rest of the Messages, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That some Gentlemen be, from this
House, sent down forthwith to the Army, to represent to
Sir Thomas Fairefaxe, and the Army, the Condition of the
West, and the Necessity of the speedy Relieving of Plymouth.
Resolved, &c. That the Number of the Gentlemen, to be
sent from this House to Sir Thomas Fairefaxe, on this Occasion, shall be Four.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Samuel Rolle shall be one of the
Gentlemen to be sent from this House to Sir Thomas Fairefaxe, on this Occasion.
Resolved, &c. That Sir John Bampfield shall be one
other of the Gentlemen, to be sent from this House to Sir
Thomas Fairefaxe, on this Occasion.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. John Ashe shall be one other of
the Gentlemen, to be sent from this House to Sir Tho.
Fairefaxe, on this Occasion.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Anthony Nicoll shall be one
other of the Gentlemen, to be sent from this House to Sir
Thomas Fairefaxe, on this Occasion.