Die Martis, 7 Octobris, 1645.
A Letter from Sir Thomas Fairfax the General, from
Warminster, of 30 Sept. 1645, desiring Pay for
his Army, was this Day read.
Ordered, That an Ordinance be brought in for the Borrowing of Forty thousand Pounds, upon the Credit of
the Excise, for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army, of the Inhabitants of the Cities of London and Westminster, and
within Twenty Miles thereof.
A Letter from Sir John Gell, from Derby, of 4 Octobris 1645, was this Day read; relating, That his Majesty passed by that Garison, within Eight Miles thereof,
with some Fifteen hundred fighting Men, most of them
An Ordinance for Borrowing of Forty thousand Pounds
for Supply of Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army, by way of
voluntary Loan or Assessments upon the Inhabitants of
London and Westminster, or within Twenty Miles thereof,
to be secured and repaid upon the Credit of the Excise,
with Consideration of Interest, after the Rate of Eight
Pounds per Cent. for Forbearance of the same, was this
Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the
Question, committed unto Mr. Samuel Browne, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Holles, Mr. Recorder, Mr.
Jennor, Mr. Tate, Mr. Lisle, Mr. John Ashe, Mr. Edward
Ashe, Mr. Knightley, Lord Fairfax, Sir John Evelyn,
Mr. Westrowe, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Bainton, Colonel Thompson, Sir Michael Livesay, Sir Arthur Heselrige, Sir Henry
Heyman, Sir Dudley North, Mr. Long, Sir Philip Stapleton, Mr. Lemman, and the Knights and Burgesses of the
Counties within Twenty Miles of London: And all that
will come to have Voices: And are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Exchequer-Chamber:
And are to report the same To-morrow Morning.
Colonel Venn gave an Account to the House of his Service, upon the Order of the House, in expediting the
Recruits from Reading to Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army;
and gave an Account, What Numbers of Recruits were
sent from the several Counties and Places appointed to
send Recruits, which should have been at the Rendezvous
by the Twentieth of September last.
Mr. Scawen further acquainted the House, What the
Numbers of imprested Men were, which should have
been levied and sent from the said several Counties and
Places, for Recruits to Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army;
From London, sent up, 57; wanting, 1412.
From London, to have been sent up, 1469.
From Middlesex, sent up, 55; wanting, 45.
From Middlesex, should have been sent up, 100.
From Essex, sent up, 509; wanting, 241.
From Essex, should have been sent up, 750.
From Suffolke, sent up, 152; wanting 698.
From Suffolke, should have been sent up, 750.
From Norfolke, sent up, 457; wanting, 293.
From Norfolke, should have been sent up, 750.
From Norwich, sent up, 50; wanting, 000.
From Norwich, should have been sent up, 50.
From Hertford, sent up, 201; wanting, 49.
From Hertford, should have been sent up, 250.
From Ely, sent up, 49; wanting, 71.
From Ely, should have been sent up, 120.
From Cambridgshire, sent up, 70; wanting, 130.
From Cambridgshire, should have been sent up, 200.
From Huntingtonshire, sent up, 56; wanting, 44.
From Huntingtonshire, should have been sent up, 100.
From Surrey, sent up, 155; wanting, 95.
From Surrey, should have been sent up, 250.
From Sussex, sent up, 269; wanting, 131.
From Sussex, should have been sent up, 400.
From Bedfordshire, sent up, 000; wanting, 300.
From Bedfordshire, should have been sent up, 300.
Ordered, That the several Counties and Places mentioned in this Report, except Kent, do forthwith send up
the several Recruits mentioned in the said Report; which,
according to the Proportions already set, are to be levied by
them, for Recruiting of Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army, and
are yet wanting, to the Rendesvous formerly appointed
for them: And the several Committees of the Counties
and Places are, from this House, injoined to put this
Order in speedy Execution: And the Committee of the
Army are to take an Account hereof; and to report the
Defects or Failings (if any be) to the House.
An Ordinance for Securing and Repayment, unto the
Commissioners of Excise, Ten thousand Pounds, advanced
and lent by them, together with Interest after the Rate
of Eight Pounds per Cent. for the Forbearance thereof,
being Part of the Fifty thousand Pounds, charged upon
the Receipts of the Excise, for the Service of the Army
under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax, was this Day
read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to
be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence: And carried
up by Sir Robert Harley.
An Ordinance for the Securing and Repaying of Five
hundred Pounds, out of the Receipts of the Excise, being
Part of Five thousand Pounds, charged upon the Receipts
of the Excise, for the Allowance of Two hundred Pounds
per Week for Maintenance of the Garison of Portesmouth,
and Southsea-Castle, was this Day read; and, upon the
Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords
for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That the County of Kent do forthwith raise,
and send to the Rendesvous formerly appointed, Three
hundred Recruits for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army; the
House allowing the Men of Colonel Birche's Regiment to
be in lieu of the rest of the Recruits charged upon that
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Army, to consider of, and determine (if possible) the
Differences that are between the City of London, and between the Borough of Southwark, City of Westminster,
and Hamlets, and Lines of Communication, touching the
Proportions of Monies and Men, which, upon all Occasions,
they hold with the City of London: This Reference to be
no Prejudice to the Raising of their Proportions for Recruits already set.
A Letter from Lieutenant-General Cromwell, from
Winton, of Octobris 6 1645, relating the Taking in and
Reducing of Winton, with the Castle, to the Obedience
of the Parliament; with the Articles of the Surrender,
and a List of the Provisions found in the * * * *.
The House being informed Mr. Peters was at the
He was called in; and related to the House the
Manner of Taking in of Winton-Castle, and the Wants of
the Army, both of Money and Recruits; and desired,
from the Army, in the Name of all the Commanders,
That godly and orthodoxDivines might be sent down into
such Places as are or should be reduced to the Obedience
of the Parliament.
Ordered, That it . . referred to Mr. Maynard, Mr. Hill,
and Mr. Pury, to consider of the Ordinance for punishing
of such imprested Men as are pressed in the several Counties, and run, either from their Conductors, or after from
their Colours; and so to remedy the Obstructions, as to
make it effectual, to the Purposes intended.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Army, to consider of some other Expedient or Means for
Providing of present Monies to be forthwith sent to Sir
Thomas Fairfaxe's Army.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of plundered Ministers, to consider of, and send down, godly,
pious, and orthodox Divines, unto such Garisons and
Counties as are or shall be reduced to the Obedience of
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do pay
unto Lieutenant-General Cromwell's Secretary, who
brought the good News of the Reducing and Taking in
of the City and Castle of Winton, the Sum of Fifty Pounds
for his Pains.
Sir Wm. Strickland went up to the Lords, upon the
Message he was appointed to go on on Saturday last.
He likewise carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence,
the Ordinance for Charging and Paying of Five thousand
Pounds, out of the Receipts of the Excise, for the Forces
under Colonel-General Pointz: The Vote for the Committee of Lords and Commons for Irish Affairs, to grant
Commissions for the Service of Ireland: The Vote for
Alexander Thistlethwayte Esquire to be High-Sheriff of the
County of Wiltes: And was to put the Lords in mind of
the Ordinance for Sale of Delinquents Estates.
Sir Wm. Strickland brings Answer from the Lords,
That, as to the Impeachment of the Earl of Stamford, and
the Ordinance for the Sale of Delinquents Estates, they
will take them into a present Consideration; and will send
Answer by Messengers of their own: And, as . . the
rest, they do agree.
Ordered, That, on Thursday next, in the Afternoon, the
House do sit, to read and consider of private and publick
Ordered, That Sir Henry Vane junior, Mr. Lisle, Sir
John Evelyn of Wilt', Colonel Purefoy, Sir Henry Heyman, Mr. Gourdon, Sir John Clotworthy, Sir Wm. Lewes,
Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Trenchard, Alderman Soame,
Mr. Blakiston, Mr. Lane, Mr. Jesson, Mr. Lowrey, Mr.
Scawen, Sir Wm. Constable, be added to the Committee
Ordered, That the humble Petition of the Bailiffs and
Burgesses of the Town of Cockermouth be referred to the
Committee for Privileges.
Ordered, That Mr. John Ash do bring in the Establishment for Bristoll, Bath, and Barkley-Castle, on Saturday
An Ordinance for the better Enabling of the Committee
of the Militia of the City of London, and the Sub-Committees of Westminster, Southwork, and Hamlets of the
Tower, and of the Deputy-Lieutenants in several Parts
of the Kingdom, to imprest, for the Service of the Parliament, was this Day read the First and Second time;
and, upon the Question, passed.
Ordinance for appointing the Sub-Commissioners of
Excise, at Southampton, to pay what Monies they shall
receive for Excise in the said Town, and County thereof,
and the Division of Fowley there, according to the Directions in the Ordinance of 22 Novembris 1643, was
this Day read the First time.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the
Exchange of Captain Fox and Lieutenant Purefoy, now
Prisoners to the Enemy in Dudley-Castle, for Major Heveningham, now Prisoner to the Parliament in EccleshallCastle.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to return you this Ordinance: It is for Settling of Eight thousand Pounds per
Annum upon the Prince Elector, for his present Maintenance: It moved first from this House; and the Lords do
agree to it, with these Amendments; to which they desire
your Concurrence: An Order for the Earl of Northumberland may place a Governor in Cockermouth, in case the
Parliament shall think sit to put in a Garison there: They
have appointed to meet To-morrow at Ten of Clock in
the Forenoon, at a Conference, in the Painted Chamber,
by a Committee of their House, concerning the Earl of
Stamford; if it may stand with the Conveniency of this
The Amendments to the Ordinance concerning the
Prince Elector were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
The Order concerning the placing a Governor in
Cockermouth was read; and was in bæc verba; "That
if it shall be found fitting to put a Garison into the
Earl of Northumberland's House in Cumberland, called
Cockermouth-Castle, in respect of the great Prejudice he
hath received by the Garison of Wresee-Castle and Warkworth; It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in
Parliament assembled, That the said Earl of Northumberland may now have the Nomination of one to command
in the said Castle;" and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee that
brought in the Ordinance for the Prince Elector, to consider of a convenient House sit for his Highness to live in;
and to report the same to the House.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House hath considered your Message; and, as to the
Ordinance for the Prince Elector, and the Order for the
Placing of a Governor in Cockermouth, they do agree; and
also to the Conference To-morrow at Ten of the Clock.