Die Jovis, 23 Octobris, 1645.
THE Grand Committee of the House, according to
former Order, proceeded to take into Consideration
the Business of 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.
A Letter from Sir Thomas Fairfax the General, of
20 Octobris 1645, from Tiverton, relating the Motions
of the Enemy, and of the Army under his Command,
and of the Taking in of the Garison and Castle of Tiverton, with a List of the Prisoners taken there, were this
A Letter, from the Members of this House, sent down
to the Army, of 20 Octobris 1645, from Tiverton, with
a List of the Prisoners taken there, were this Day read.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army, where Mr.
Scawen hath the Chair, do issue the Sum of Five hundred
Pounds, for One Month, to be the First Month; and,
from and after the End of the said First Month, the
monthly Sum of Two hundred Pounds; to be employed
for and towards the Buying and Providing of Horses for
the supplying and filling up, from time to time, such
Troops as are or shall be defective or broken Troops,
in the Army under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax,
with necessary Recruits.
An Ordinance for Assessing and Levying of certain
Sums of Money upon the several Counties of the Eastern
Association, for the reimbursing divers Sums of Money, disbursed by Gentlemen of the said several and respective
Counties, upon the Occasion of the Incursions and Alarms
given them by the Enemy, was this Day read the First
and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed
unto the Committee of the Eastern Association: Who are
to consider of it this Afternoon; and to report it Tomorrow Morning, the first Business.
An Ordinance for taking off the Delinquency, and for
discharging the Sequestration of the Estate, of the Earl of
Devon, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, recommitted, upon the whole Debate of the House, unto
the Members of this House that are of the Committee of
Ordered, That the Earl of Devonshire be, and is hereby,
injoined to return into England, and render himself to
the Parliament, on or before the First Day of January
A Letter from Mr. Cawley, from Chichester, of 13
Octobris 1645, concerning the Obstructions in the Bringing in of Monies, and Raising of Recruits, for Sir Thomas
Fairfaxe's Army, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Committees for the County of
Sussex do sequester such Persons as do or shall refuse to
pay their respective Payments and Assessments set upon
them, or to be set upon them, according to the several
Ordinances of Parliament for Levying of Money in the
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning the Government of Bristoll be reported on Saturday Morning, the
Mr. Lane reports, from the Committee of the Three
Counties, several Proportions of Men and Horse, with Propositions and Provisions necessary for the Reducing of
Dennington Castle, and for carrying on that Work, and
Blocking up of Wallingford.
Ordered, That these Propositions and Proportions of
Horse and Foot be referred to the Committee of both
Kingdoms, to treat with the Gentlemen of Kent and
Sussex concerning their Proportions: And to consider of
the whole Propositions: And are to take the same into
Consideration this Afternoon; and to report it to the
House To-morrow Morning, the first Business, after
Mr. Speaker comes to the Chair.