Die Martis, 5 Maii, 1646.
THE Grand Committee sat, to take into Consideration the Ordinance concerning the Court of Wards.
Mr. Bacon in the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Scawen reports the Amendments to the Ordinance
for putting and keeping out of the Lines of Communication, Papists and Delinquents as have been in Arms
against the Parliament: The which were twice read; and,
upon the Question, assented unto.
And then the Ordinance, thus amended, upon the
Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords
for their Concurrence.
Sir Thomas Dacres is appointed to carry it to the
Ordered, &c. That, on Friday next, peremptorily, the
Report from the Committee of Excise, concerning the
Garison of Dover, be taken into Consideration, and
The House being informed, That divers Gentlemen of
the County of Herts were at the Door, desirous to prefer
They were called in; . . . did prefer a Petition against
the Payment of Tythes: The which was read.
Sir Thomas Dacres carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance concerning the putting and keeping out of the Lines of Communication, all Delinquents
that have been in Arms against the Parliament, and all
Mr. John Stephens carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Order for Addition to the Committee for
Irish Affairs: The Order to enable the Committee at
Goldsmiths-Hall to administer the Oath of Abjuration:
The Ordinance for One thousand Pounds, and Interest,
out of the Excise, for the Prisoners of Gloucester: The
Order for Fifty Pounds, out of Haberdashers-Hall, for
Captain Povey: The Order for Fifty Pounds, out of Haberdashers-Hall, to Colonel Coote: The Order for Thirty
Pounds to Captain Fann, and for Twenty Pounds for
Captain Clerke, out of Haberdashers-Hall; and the Twenty Pounds, out of Haberdashers-Hall, for Mr. Brereton:
And the Form of the Pardon for Delinquents.
He was also to put the Lords in mind of the Ordinance
for Continuing of the Northern Association.
Sir Thomas Dacres brings Answer, That the Lords will
send Answer to the Ordinance for putting Delinquents out
of the Lines of Communication, carried up by him, by
Messengers of their own.
Mr. John Stephens brings Answer from the Lords, That
they will take the Messages, carried by him to their Lordships, into speedy Consideration; and will send Answer
by Messengers of their own.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and
The Lords have commanded us to bring you this Sense
from their Lordships, upon certain Letters, which they
had received, concerning Guernesey: They desire this
House would take them into speedy Consideration; because it concerns the Safety of that Island:-This Report
from the Committee of Lords and Commons for the
Admiralty and Cinque-Ports: It is for Mr. Peters to be
Resident in Spane: Here is an Ordinance drawn up upon
it; to which the Lords have agreed; and desire your
Two Letters from the Lieutenant-Governor . . Guernesey, one of 13 Aprilis, the other of 28 Aprilis, 1646,
from Guernesey; another from Monsieur Petro de Beannoir and Thomas Careye, of 28 Aprilis 1646, from
Guernesey; also a French Letter of 16 Aprilis 1646, from
the Governor of Alderne, to the Governor of Guernesey;
and the Lords Sense upon the said Letters; were all read.
Sir Henry Mildmay is appointed to go to the Lords
To-morrow Morning, to desire them to concurr in a Vote
of this House, for Sir Hardres Waller to command the
Forces that are to be employed for the Reducing of
It is Resolved, &c. That the Lords be desired to concurr: And that the Members of both Houses that are of
the Committee of both Kingdoms, do grant him a Commission accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That the Twelve hundred Men, appointed formerly for the Reducing of Jersey, be made up
Five-and-twenty hundred Men, to be employed for that
Resolved, &c. That Five thousand Pounds be charged
upon the Receipts of the Excise, in Course, with Interest
after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum for the Forbearance thereof, to be added to the former Five thousand
Pounds, and employed for the Raising and Transporting
of the Forces that are to be employed in the Service of
Reducing of Jersey.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Corbett and Colonel Walton be
required forthwith to go down into the Counties of Norfolk and Suffolke: And Colonel Walton and Mr. Corbett,
and either of them, are to have the Command of the
Town of Lynne, during their or either of their Residence
there: And the Governor, and all other Officers and
Forces there, are to obey all such Commands as they shall
receive from them, or either of them: And have Power
to call into Lynn the Train-Bands of Marshland, and other
Parts of the County of Norfolk, as they shall see Cause;
and to search for, disarm, and secure all Delinquents, such
as have come out of the Enemies Quarters, and other
Persons of the Counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, and City
of Norwich, as they, or either of them, shall have in
just Cause of Suspicion: And that they, and either of
them, do take in any of the Trained-Bands of the said
Counties of Norfolke and Suffolke as they think fit, for the
Securing of the Town of Yarmouth, the Isles of Lovingland and Flegge: And that the Sheriffs, Deputy-Lieutenants, and Committees, within the said several Counties
and Places, and the Mayor and Trained-Bands of the
Town of Lynn, be aiding and assisting unto the said Mr.
Corbett and Colonel Walton in the Premises: And that Sir
John Potts, and the rest of the Members of this House,
that are in the said Counties, or either of them, are to be
likewise aiding and assisting to the said Mr. Corbett and
Colonel Wallton herein.
Ordered, &c. That the Members of both Houses that
are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, do forthwith
give Directions unto Captain Pickering, now at the
Leaguer before Newarke, to march with his Troop unto
the Town of King's-Lynn in the County of Norfolke;
there to receive and obey such Orders and Commands as
shall be given him by Mr. Corbett and Colonel Wallton,
or either of them.
Ordered, &c. That Colonel Russell do forthwith go down
to the Isle of Ely, and take care for the Securing thereof:
And hath Power to call in the Train-Bands of the Parts
adjacent, for the Securing thereof, as he shall see Cause.
Ordered, That Mr. Leaman and Mr. Gawsall, late
Treasurers upon the Earl of Manchester's Ordinance, do
pay all such Monies as are in their Hands, being of the
Arrears of the said Earl of Manchester's Ordinance, unto
the Mayor of Lynn, and Mr. Bartholomew Wormell: Whose
Acquittance shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Mr.
Leaman and Mr. Gawsall, for the Payment thereof: And
that the said Mayor of Lynn, and Mr. Wormell, do issue
out and pay the same unto such Person and Persons as
Mr. Corbett and Colonel Wallton shall appoint, according
to former Orders of this House.
Ordered, &c. That the Committees of Accompts, and
their Sub-Committees in the Eastern Association, except in the County of Essex, do forthwith pay all such
Monies as have been received by them of the Arrears due
by the Earl of Manchester's Ordinance, unto Mr. Leaman
and Mr. Gawsall, or either of them: And that the said
Mr. Leaman and Mr. Gawsall do immediately, upon the
Receipt thereof, pay over the same unto the Mayor of
Lynn and Mr. Wormell: Whose Acquittance shall be a good
Discharge for the Payment thereof: And that the said
Mayor of Lynn, and Mr. Wormell, do issue out and pay
the said Monies unto such Person and Persons as Mr.
Corbett and Colonel Wallton shall appoint, according to
the former Orders of this House.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee of the Eastern Association shall have Power, and are hereby authorized, to get in
all Arrears due and payable by virtue of the several Ordinances for the Maintenance of the Army late under the
Command of the Earl of Manchester; and of the several
Garisons: And are to send for such Person and Persons as
shall obstruct or refuse to pay the same.
Ordered, &c. That the Ordinance for a Recompence to
Mr. Scawen for his good Services be brought in, and
read, on Thursday Morning next, the first Business.
An Ordinance for constituting Thomas Peters Esquire
Consul, Factor, or Agent for the Parliament of England in
the Parts of Cadiz and St. Lucar, in the Kingdom of
Spaine, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House hath taken the Letter from Guernesey into
Consideration; and will send Answer thereunto by Messengers of their own: And, as to the Ordinance for Mr.
Peters to be Consul at Cadiz, they do agree.