Die Mercurii, primo Octobris, 1645.
SIR Thomas Widdrington reported from the Committee
of this House for the Northern Association, the Opinion of that Committee; viz. That the House would be
pleased to appoint a Committee, to present Names of Officers, within the Northern Association, to this House, to be
approved of by both Houses of Parliament: The which was
A Letter from the Committee at Yorke, of 26 Augusti,
1645, from Yorke, was read.
The Letters delivered in to the House by Sir Peter
Wentworth, which were taken at Pontefract-Castle; being
Letters sent from Sir John Hotham, and his Son Mr. John
Hotham, to the Earl of Newcastle; and a Paper presented
to the House by Sir Edward Aiscough, and read 6 Augusti
last; were all likewise read.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That there
doth not appear to them any thing, in any of these Letters
of Sir John Hotham's and Mr. John Hotham's, written to
the Earl of Newcastle, and taken at Pontefract-Castle,
whereupon they can conceive or ground any Jealousy or
Suspicion, upon any of the Members of this House, mentioned in the said Letters.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That there
doth not appear to them, in any of these Letters of Sir
John Hotham's and Mr. John Hotham's, written to the Earl
of Newcastle, and taken at Pontefract-Castle, whereupon
they can conceive or ground any Jealousy or Suspicion upon Francis Lord Willoughby of Parham, a Peer of this
Realm, and a Member of Parliament, mentioned in the
Ordered, That such of these Letters as concern and
mention Sir Edward Rhodes, for so much as concerns him,
be referred to the Committee of the Northern Association,
where Sir Thomas Widdrington hath the Chair; to send for
Sir Edward Rhodes, and examine the Business.
Ordered, That the Paper containing some Words spoken
by Colonel King, concerning Sir Edward Aiscough and Sir
Christopher Wray, Two of the Members of this House;
and presented by Sir Edward Aiscough, to the House, the
Sixth Day of August last; and now again read; be refered
to the Examination of the Committee for the Northern
Association where Sir Thomas Widdrington hath the Chair.
The Question being propounded, Whether the House
would appoint a Committee, to present Names of Officers,
within the Northern Association, to this House, to be approved of by both Houses of Parliament;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Sir Philip Stapleton,
||Tellers for the Noe:
|Sir Christopher Wray,
||With the Noe,
|Sir Henry Vane junior,
||Tellers for the Yea:
|Sir Arthur Heselrige,
||With the Yea,
So that the Question passed with the Negative.
Ordered, That the House do meet on Friday next, in
the Afternoon, to fit to hear Reports upon Petitions: And
that, notwithstanding the Houses fitting, that the Committee of the Army do fit: And that the House do fit on
Wednesdays in the Afternoon, as formerly.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde acquainted the House with the Desire of the Lords, to examine one of the Earl of Stamford's
Footmen, as a Witness in the Cause between the said Earl
and Sir Arthur Heselrige; the said Footman being himself
impeached, and probable Proof against him.
Resolved, &c. That Henry Poulton, one of the Earl of
Stamford's Footmen, ought not to be admitted as a Witness in the Cause concerning the Earl of Stamford and Sir
Resolved, &c. That a Conference be desired with the
Lords, concerning the not Admitting of Henry Polton, one
of the Earl of Stamford's Footmen, to be a Witness in the
Cause concerning the said Earl and Sir Arthur Heselrige:
It is further Ordered, That Sir William Strickland do,
on Friday next, desire this Conference.
Mr. Samuel Browne, Mr. Selden, Mr. Maynard, Mr.
Ellys, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Mr. Serjeant Wilde, and
Mr. Prideaux, are appointed to be Mangers of this Conference.
Ordered, That the Business concerning ScarboroughCastle be taken into Consideration, the first Business, on
Friday Morning, after Mr. Speaker comes to the Chair.
Ordered, That Sir William Brereton do report the Business concerning Chester, the next Business, on Friday
Morning, after the Business of Scarborough-Castle.
Ordered, That To-morrow, the Second of this present
October, being a Day set apart and appointed for a Day of
Publick Thanksgiving for God's several great Mercies of
late upon the Parliament's Forces, and upon those of our
Brethren of Scotland, there be a Collection made in all the
Churches and Chapels in London and Westminster, and
within the Lines of Communication; the Monies collected
to be employed for the Relief of maimed Soldiers, and poor
distressed Widows; and paid in by the respective Collectors to the Treasurers for maimed Soldiers, at Tallowchandlers-Hall.
Ordered, That the Moiety of the Monies that shall be
collected To-morrow, the Day of Publick Thanksgiving,
in the Parishes of St. Margaret's Westminster and St. Martin's
in the Fields, shall be employed for the Relief of the Poor
of those respective Parishes; and the other Moiety to go
to the Relief of the maimed Soldiers.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to deliver you these
Papers: They were reported to them from the Committee
of both Kingdoms: They came from the Scotts Commissioners; and they thought fit to communicate them to
you. They desire to put you in mind of the Prince's and
Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Letters; and that you would take
them into speedy Consideration.
Ordered, That the Three Papers, this Day delivered
from the Scotts Commissioners, of 30 and 39 Septembris,
be taken into Consideration on Saturday next, peremptorily, the first Business: And that Mr. Speaker put the
House in mind thereof.
Ordered, That the House be adjourned till Thursday
next, to Eight of Clock.
Ordered, That the Committee, appointed to consider of
the Petitions concerning Church-Government, do meet
this Afternoon upon that Business.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and will
send Answer by Messengers of their own.