Die Sabbati, 30 Maii, 1646.
MR. Marshall desiring to be excused for not Preaching on the next Fast-Day, in regard of the Multitude of Businesses, which at this present lies upon him;
It is Ordered, That Mr. Spurstowe be desired to preach
on the next Fast-Day, before the Commons, at St. Margaret's, Westminster: And that Sir Gilbert Gerard do acquaint him with this Desire of the House.
According to the Order Yesterday made, Mr. Pierpont
proceeded in the Report of the Proceedings of the Commissioners employed, from both Houses, to reside with
the Forces late before Newarke.
He reports an Abstract of the Commission to the Committee appointed, by the Parliament of Scotland, to attend
their Army in England: A Paper of 21 Aprilis 1646,
containing the Proceedings of a Council of War of Colonel Frazer's Regiment, for Tryal of the Offenders at
Tickhill: A Paper of 5 Maii 1646, containing the English Commissioners Protestation against the Proceedings of
the Scottish Council of War at Laughton: A Paper of 11
Maii 1646, containing the Desires of the English Commissioners for Removal of the Officers of Newarke from the
Scottish Army: Also a Paper, containing the Narrative of
the Proceedings of the English Commissioners, concerning
All which several Papers were this Day read.
Mr. Pierpont further delivered in several Petitions, Letters, and Complaints, of several Persons and Townships,
concerning Misdemeanors committed by divers of the Scottish Army: Also the Complaints of the Inhabitants of
Osgodcrosse in the County of Yorke, against divers of the
Scotts Army: Likewise the Examinations of the Inhabitants of Osgodcrosse, about the Misdemeanors committed by
divers Officers and Soldiers of the Scotts Army: Also the
Lists of the Names of such Officers and Soldiers of the
Scottish Army, as are complained of by the Inhabitants of
the Wapentake of Osgodcrosse in the County of Yorke, sent
and delivered to the Scotts Commissioners 21 and 27
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the
Proceedings of the Commissioners employed from both
Houses to reside with the Forces late before Newarke.
Resolved, &c. That hearty Thanks be given, from this
House, to the Commissioners employed from both Houses
to reside with the Forces late before Newarke; for the great
Industry, Faithfulness, and Judgment, expressed by them
in their Proceedings, and Discharge of the Trust reposed
in them by both Houses, very much to the Honour of the
Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, did accordingly give the hearty Thanks of this House to the
Commissioners; viz. to Mr. William Pierpont, Sir William Armyn, Sir Edward Aiscough, Sir Anthony Irby, and
Mr. Thomas Hatcher.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee
where Mr. Stockdale hath the Chair, to consider of the
Particulars of the whole Report made by Mr. Pierpont;
and to state the Matter of Fact upon this whole Report;
together with the Business concerning the Demands formerly made for the Delivery of the Garisons, and concerning the supernumerary Horse, and the Accompts of
the Scotts Army: They are likewise to consider of the
Information given in concerning a new Regiment that is
lately come out of Scotland into Northumberland: They
are likewise to state the Matter of Fact concerning Cheislie's
Letter; and the Proceedings thereupon: And the Commissioners, late employed to Newarke, are added to this
Committee: And likewise Mr. Wasthall, Mr. George Fenwick, Mr. Scott, and Mr. Bossevile, are added to this Committee: And they are to make Report of all to the House,
with all convenient Speed: And the Care hereof is referred to Mr. Stockdale.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the Settlement
of the Excise be taken into Consideration on Tuesday
Morning next, the first Business.
Sir Walter Erle reports a Letter, in Cypher, of 15
Maii 1646, from Mr. Secretary Nicholas to Mr. Ashbournham, intercepted going out of Oxford, and decyphered by him: The which was read; and delivered back
to Sir Walter Erle. And
Ordered, That a Copy thereof be forthwith sent to Sir
Ordered, That the Committee to whom the Expedient
offered to the House, instead of the Commissioners appointed for scandalous Offences not enumerated, was referred, do make the Report thereof on Monday Morning
next: And that, when the said Report comes in, the
House do set aside the present Business; and take the said
Report into Consideration.
The Propositions concerning the Militia, with all the
Branches thereof, were all this Day read.
The Question was propounded, Whether any Alteration
shall be made to these Propositions concerning the Militia:
And then the Question being put, Whether this Question should be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That no Alteration shall be made in these
Propositions concerning the Militia.
The Propositions concerning Ireland were all read.
And it is Resolved, &c. That no Alteration shall be
made in these Propositions concerning Ireland.
Ordered, That Mr. Wm. Stephens, a Member of this
House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That the Declaration for asserting the Privileges of this Kingdom be reported, next after the Report
of the Expedient concerning Commissioners shall be
Ordered, That the House do proceed to take into further Consideration the Business of Propositions, the first
Business, on Monday Morning next.