Die Jovis, 16 Octobris, 1645.
THE Grand Committee of the House, according to
former Order, proceeded to take into Consideration
the Business concerning Propositions to be sent to his Majesty, for a safe and well-grounded Peace.
Sir Thomas Widdrington in the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Whittacre carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance concerning Keeping of ignorant and
scandalous Persons from the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper: The Votes for referring the Framing of an Answer to
the King of Denmarke's Letter, touching his Interposition,
and for requiring Sir John Henderson to return with ..
Fourteen Days: The Vote for Twenty-five Pounds per
Week for Colonel Bridge's Troop, out of the Excise of
Warwickshire: The Vote for Mr. Blagrave to be HighSheriff of Berks: The Vote for Mr. Nixe to be of the Committee for Nottingham: And the Vote for Sir John Cooke
to be added to the Assembly of Divines.
Mr. Whittacre brings Answer from the Lords, That,
as to the Ordinance concerning the Sacrament, they will
send Answer by Messengers of their own: And, as to the
rest, they do agree.
Sir Thomas Widdrington reports from the Grand Committee appointed to consider of Propositions to be sent to
his Majesty, for a safe and well-grounded Peace: And
It is Resolved, &c. That the Demand, touching the Takeing away of the Court of Wards and Tenures, may be one
of the Propositions to be sent to the King.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Grand Committee
of the House appointed to consider of the Matter of Propositions, to proceed upon the Propositions touching the
taking away the Court of Wards; notwithstanding any
former Order or Resolution of this House, touching that
A Letter from the Mayor of Sandwich, of September 26,
1645, directed to Mr. Speaker, was this Day read; containing the Contents of a Letter, written unto him from
the Earl of Warwick, touching the Election of his Son, Mr.
Charles Riche, to serve for that Town.
Ordered, &c. That this Business, of this Letter, written
from the Earl of Warwicke to the Mayor of Sandwich, be
referred to the Committee of Privileges: And that That
Committee shall take Information, and make Examination,
of all Letters that have been written by any Peers, touching the Electing of any Members to serve in this House:
And that they do speedily represent the State of this Business,
together with their Opinions upon the whole Matter, to the
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Prideaux, Serjeant Wilde,
Colonel Thompson, Mr. Jesson, Mr. Smith, Sir Dudly
North, Mr. Jo. Ashe, Mr. Nicholas, Sir Martin Lumley,
Colonel Venn, Mr. Boyse, Colonel Mountague, Mr. Bond,
Mr. Hill, Sir Gil. Pickering, Mr. Yonge, Mr. Corbett, Sir
John Northcott, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Burrell, Mr. Hoyle,
Mr. Jo. Goodwyn, Mr. Sam. Browne, Captain Skinner, Mr.
Darley, are added to the Committee of Privileges.
Ordered, &c. That the Ordinance concerning the Governor of Bristoll be read To-morrow.
Ordered, &c. That the Clerk do, together with the
Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown, for the issuing a Writ,
for the Election of any Person to serve as a Member of
this House, send a Copy of the Order of this House, of
December 1641, touching Letters written by Peers, concerning the Election of any Persons to serve as Members in
this House: And that the Commissioners of the Great Seal
do take care, that a Copy of the said Order may be sent,
together with the Writ that they shall send to any Place,
for the Electing of Members to serve in this House.
An Ordinance for appointing the Committee of Sequestrations in London to cause all the Records, Books, Writings, and other Things, in Mr. Willys his Chamber, in
the Inner-Temple, belonging to the Office of the Clerk of
the Crown, to be delivered unto John Bolles Esquire, now
Clerk of the Crown, was this Day read; and, upon the
The House being informed, That Colonel Devereux,
according to the Order and Summons of this House, attending at the Door;
He was called in; and informed the House, That he
had his Commission from General Leven, and Committee
of Estates of Scotland: Who, upon the Removal of the
Scotts Army from before Hereford, commanded him to
join with Colonel-General Pointz; from whom he had Orders to remain in Worcestershire. He further acquainted
the House, That he had sent Eightscore Arms, Saddles,
and Swords, to arm such of them as had no Arms before:
And that he had ... taken any of those Horse from the
Country, except such as were taken out of the Enemy's
Quarters, within Two Miles and One Mile and a Half of
Ordered, &c. That the whole Business concerning Colonel Devereux be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to examine and settle it: And that he deliver up the
Commission from the Scotts General: And that they take
care to send what Force they can to follow the King.
Ordered, &c. That Fifty Barrels of Powder, and Match
and Bullet proportionable, be forthwith furnished out of
the publick Stores, for the Service against Chester: And
it is especially recommended to the Committee for the
Stores, to make these Provisions.
Ordered, &c. That One hundred Backs, Pots, and
Breasts, and an Hundred Case of Pistols, and an Hundred
Saddles and Bridles, be forthwith provided and furnished
out of the publick Stores, for the Nottingham Horse,
under the Command of Colonel Thornhagh.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Millington do make the Report
concerning Colonel Thornhagh, To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, &c. That Colonel Edward Mountague be added to the Committee made by Ordinance Nine-and-twentieth of March last, touching the Affairs of the Army,
under Sir Tho. Fairefaxe, and the Payment thereof; in
place of Mr. Wm. Strode, deceased.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Upon Mr. Whittacre's Report from the Committee of
It is Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do grant a Pass to Mrs.
March, to go into the Enemy's Quarters; and to return
again within a Month.
Ordered, &c. That Colonel Venn, Mr. Snellinge, and
Colonel Thompson, do, from this House, acquaint the
Committee of the Militia of London of the Necessity of
the speedy raising the Recruits for Sir Thomas Fairefaxe's
Army; and desire them to take special Care of it.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to bring you this Order: It is for the Making of Mr. Trefusis Vice-Admiral
of Cornewall: It came as a Report from the Committee
of Lords and Commons for the Admiralty and CinquePorts: The Lords have agreed to it; and desire your
Concurrence:- An Ordinance for Relief of some Poor at
Taunton, and of some Scholars at the Universities: To
which they do agree; and desire your Concurrence. They
commanded us to put you in mind of Colonel Barrow, to
be Governor of Barkley-Castle.
The Order concerning Mr. Trefusis was read: And
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Lords; and doth nominate and approve of John Trefusis
Esquire to have and execute the North Vice-Admiralty of
Cornewall, as Vice-Admiral thereof.
The Ordinance for Relief of the Poor at Taunton, and
of the Scholars at the University, was read; and, upon
the Question, passed.
A Letter from the General Sir Tho. Fairefaxe, of Eleven of October 1645, from Chard, was this Day read;
and was, concerning the Governor of Barklay-Castle.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Colonel Barrow to be Governor of BarklayCastle.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House hath considered your Message; and doth agree in
every Particular of it.