Die Sabbati, 6 Junii, 1646.
UPON Sir William Waller's Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms, That the said Committee
gave Power to Colonel Mitton to treat with Sir John
Watts, late Governor of Chirke-Castle, for Reducing of
the same to the Power of the Parliament; and to promise,
that the said Committee would endeavour, with both
Houses of Parliament, for the Freedom of the Person
and Estate of the said late Governor; and to pay him a
Sum of Monies, not exceeding Two hundred Pounds, so
as the Place should be rendered within Six Weeks; and
of a Letter from Colonel Mitton, of 1 Aprilis 1646, to
the said Committee, That the said Castle was surrendered,
thereby recommending the said Sir John Watts to
them, for the making good of his the said Colonel Mitton's Engagements to him;
It is Resolved, &c. That, in pursuance of the Powers
given by the Committee of both Kingdoms unto Colonel
Mitton, to treat with Sir John Watts, late Governor of
Chirke-Castle, and for Performance of his the said Colonel
Mitton's Engagements to him, the said Sir John Watts
be freed of his Delinquency: And that the Sequestration of
his Estate, real and personal, be forthwith discharged:
And that an Ordinance be brought in for the Freedom
and Discharge of his Person and Estate accordingly.
Sir William Waller is appointed to bring in this Ordinance.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Two hundred Pounds
be charged upon the Receipts of Monies coming in at
Haberdashers-Hall, and employed and paid to Sir John
Watts Knight, late Governor of Chirke-Castle, in Discharge of Colonel Mitton's Engagements to the said Sir
John Watts, upon the Surrender of the said Castle: And
that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance
of Monies, sitting at Haberdashers-Hall, do pay the said
Two hundred Pounds accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of One hundred Pounds
be charged upon the Receipts of Monies coming in at Haberdashers-Hall, to be bestowed and paid to Mr. William
Roberts, a Firemaster, who hath been employed, and
done several very good Services for the Parliament, with a
Mortar-piece; as a Reward of his said Service: And that
the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of
Monies, sitting at Haberdashers-Hall, do pay the said Sum
of One hundred Pounds to the said William Roberts accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired to this and the
Ordered, That the Letter from the Gentlemen of
Cheshire be referred to that Committee to whom the Ordinance for the City of Chester is committed: And the said
Committee is authorized to consider of a Committee for
the County and City of Chester, for the putting the Ordinance of Parliament in Execution; and to report the same
to the House, with the said Ordinance.
Ordered, That the Report concerning the State of the
Forces and Leaguer about Lichfield be made on Monday
Ordered, That the General's Letter to Mr. Speaker,
concerning a Garison near Oxon, be read on Monday Morning next.
An Ordinance for ascertaining and reimbursing, out of
the Receipts of the Grand Excise, by Ordinance of 118
Septembris 1643, with Interest for the same, after the
Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum, every Six Months,
during the Time of the Forbearance thereof, the Sum of
Ten thousand Pounds, for the Use of the Northern
Forces, was this Day read.
And it being resolved, That the Name of William White
Esquire, named in the said Ordinance, to receive and issue
the said Ten thousand Pounds, shall stand;
The said Ordinance was, upon the Question, passed;
and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Stockdale reports from the Committee to whom the
same Matters were referred,
First, The Particulars stated upon Sir Arthur Hesilrige's
Report; together with the Proofs.
He likewise reported, That the said Committee, upon
Consideration of a Letter in the Name of Lieutenant-General David Leslie, printed and published in this City of
London (wherein he endeavours to possess the People of
this City and Kingdom with an Opinion, That these Complaints are all base Calumnies and Lyes); and likewise
upon Consideration of a Paper, printed and published in
this City of London, in nature of a Proclamation, made
by Lieutenant-General David Leslie (wherein he insinuates
to the People of this City, and the whole Kingdom, That
no Man ought to complain of any Grievance by that
Army to any Authority, until they first make their Addresses unto him); they came to this Opinion, That they
think it necessary, for Undeceiving of the People, who
may be deluded by the said Letters and Papers, that the
true State of these Affairs, as they have been proved, be
made publickly known, by Declaration or otherwise, as
the House shall think fit.
Secondly, The Particulars stated upon Mr. Pierrepont's
Report; together with the Proofs.
Thirdly, The Particulars stated upon the Demands,
made by the Parliament, of the several Garisons garisoned
by the Scotts without the Consent of the Parliament.
Fourthly, The Particulars stated upon the Northern
Letters; together with the Proof.
Fifthly, The Votes of the Northern Committee.
A Letter from the Scotts Commissioners, from Worcester-House, of 3 Junii 1646; with a Copy of a Letter
inclosed, from Newcastle, of 28 Maii, from the Earl of
Leven, and Committee of Estates of Scotland there; with
likewise a Paper inclosed from the Commissioners of Scotland, from Worcester-House, concerning the Wants of their
Army, and touching Complaints against some Officers and
Soldiers of that Army; were all this Day read.
A Paper being delivered in to the House, which, as the
House was informed, was given in by Sir Robert King;
who was come to Town the last Night from Ireland; and
that he was at the Door;
He was called in; and acquainted the House, That the
First Part of the Paper was a Copy of a Letter from the
Marquis of Ormond, sent to Major-General Monro: That
the rest is a Copy of a Letter from the King to the Marquis of Ormond: And that these Copies came to him from
the Parliament's Commissioners, Mr. Annesley and Mr.
Beale, who sent the Paper, inclosed in a Letter of theirs,
to him, the Day he came to the Sea-side to take Shipping
for England: And thereupon he delivered in to the House
the Parliament's Commissioners Letter to himself: Which
was read; and was of 25 Maii 1646, from Belfast, from
Mr. Arthur Annesley and Colonel William Beale.
The Copy of the Letter from the Marquis of Ormond
to Major-General Monro, was of 21 Maii 1646, from
Dublyn-Castle; and was read.
The Copy of his Majesty's Letter to the Marquis of
Ormond was of 3 Aprilis 1646, from Oxford, signed
above, "Charles R.;" and underwritten, "Signed, by his
Majesty's Command, Edw. Nicholas;" indorsed, "A
Copy of his Majesty's Letters, dated the Third of April
1646, and received the One-and-twentieth of May following by Mr. Walsingham, a Servant of the Lord
Digbye's;" and was likewise read.
The House being informed, That some Letters of Intelligence, of great Concernment, were lately come from
France, to the Committee of both Kingdoms;
It is Resolved, &c. That Sir Arthur Hesilrige and Sir
William Armyn do forthwith go to Darby-House; and
bring from the Secretary of the Committee of both Kingdoms the late Letters of Intelligence from France.
The humble Petition of Captain Samuel Gardiner was
this Day read: And it is ordered as followeth;
Ordered, That the Sum of One thousand Pounds be
charged upon the Monies coming in upon that Moiety for
Compositions at Goldsmiths-Hall, not charged for the
Army, to be employed and paid unto Mr. Samuel Gardiner, in full Discharge of the like Sum lent by him the
Tenth Day of January 1642, for the Service of the
Parliament, together with Interest for the same, due from
the Time of the Lending of the said One thousand
Pounds: And that the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall do
give Order to the Treasurers there to pay the said One
thousand Pounds, and Interest, unto the said Captain Samuel Gardiner accordingly: Whose Acquittance shall be
a good Discharge to the said Treasurers and Committee,
for the Payment of the same.
And it is further Ordered, That all former Orders or
Ordinances for the Payment of the said One thousand
Pounds be revoked, and made void.
A Letter from Sir Thomas Fairfax, of 18 Maii 1646,
concerning the Surrender of Sherburn-House, belonging to
Mr. Chamberlaine, was this Day read; and nothing done
Resolved, &c. That Five hundred Pounds be forthwith
provided and furnished, by the Committee at GoldsmithsHall, out of the Fine and Composition of Sir Humphry
Mildmay: And that the said Five hundred Pounds be forthwith paid to Mr. Robert Fenwick and Mr. Thomas Davison,
upon Account, to be employed for making Provision of
Necessaries for the Service and Defence of Holy-Island.
An Ordinance for the Charging and Payment of the
Sum of One thousand Nine hundred Pounds, with Interest
for the same, at the End of every Six Months, out of the
Receipts of the Excise, to be paid unto Thomas Lowman
Gentleman, and Parthenia his Wife, Executrix of Nicolas
Cholmley Esquire, deceased, was this . . . read; and,
upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto
the Lords for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance for the Charging and Payment of the Sum
of One thousand Pounds, in Course, upon and out of the
Receipts of the Grand Excise, with Interest for the same,
for the Use of the Forces of the County of Monmouth, was
this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance for the Payment of the Sum of the
thousand Pounds, out of the Receipts of the Excise, in
Course, with Interest for the same, unto Colonel John
Birch, Governor of Herefford, for disengaging the Undertaking made to him by the Committee of both Kingdoms,
was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and
ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That Mr. Tolson, one of the Members of this
House, have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Sir Robert King be desired to attend the
House again upon Monday Morning next.
Letters from an Agent, employed into France by the
Committee of both Kingdoms, subscribed N. N., and directed S.G., from Paris; the one of 15/25 Maii 1646;
another of 1 Junii/22 Maii; 1646; a Third of 8 Junii/29 Maii; 1646;
were all this Day read.
A Letter from Monsieur Augier, in French, to the
Committee of both Kingdoms, from Paris, of 8 Junii,
and 29 Maii, 1646; and the Postscript of a Letter from
the said Monsieur Augier, directed to Mr. Speaker; were
this Day read.
A Letter from Sir Wm. Shieffield, from Delfth, 23
Maii, St. Loey, directed to the Lord Fairfax, was this
Resolved, &c. That the several Members of this House
be injoined to discover what Letters, or other Intelligence,
either of them have received, of any Arms or Ammunition that have come, or which are or have been provided
any-where to come, or be transported to Newcastle, or to
any other of the Northern Parts, or concerning any other
Business, in relation to the Letters and Intelligence this
Day read in the House.
Ordered, That the whole Business of the Report, this
Day made by Mr. Stockdale, of the Letters and Papers
from the Scotts Commissioners, and the Estates of the
Kingdom of Scotland; of the Copies of the Letters, given
in this Day by Sir Robert King; and of the Letters of Intelligence from France; this Day read; be all of them
taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next, the
first Business: And that no other Business do then intervene.