Die Lunæ, 8 Junii, 1646.
ORdered, That it be referred to the Members of this
House that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms,
or any Three of them, to examine the Informations this
Day given by Mr. Speaker: And that they meet presently
upon the Rising of the House: And are to meet in the
Inner Court of Wards.
A Letter of 7 Junii 1646, from Sir Thomas Fairfax
General, from Marston; together with the Articles of
Agreement for the Surrender of Borstall-House and Garison; were this Day read: And the said Articles were,
upon the Question, approved of.
Ordered, That a Letter of Thanks be signed by Mr.
Speaker, and sent to Sir Thomas Fairfax General, for the
Taking in of Borstall-House; and to desire him to give
Thanks to Colonel Bulstrode, and the other Officers employed for the Reducing of the said Garison.
Mr. Whitelock is appointed to prepare this Letter.
Ordered, That, on the next Lord's Day, the respective
Ministers of the several Churches and Chapels within the
Cities of London and Westminster, and Lines of Communication, and weekly Bills of Mortality, do take notice of
the late several Mercies of Almighty God to the Forces of
the Parliament, in the Regaining and Reducing of the several Garisons of Tutbury-Castle, Dudley-Castle, HartleburyCastle, Ludlowe Town and Castle, and of Borstall-House;
and to acknowledge and return hearty Thanks for the
same: And that the Lord Mayor of the City of London
be desired to take care, that timely Notice may be given
hereof to the Ministers.
And Mr. Alderman Atkin is to acquaint the Lord
Mayor with this Order.
Ordered, That the former Order, for Sending of Mr.
Fountaine a Prisoner to Bristoll, be forthwith put in Execution.
Whereas, by Order of the Fifth of June instant, all
the Members of this House that serve for any Place in the
County of Somersett, and which are in the said County, are
injoined forthwith to attend the Service of the House: It is
this Day Ordered, That as well all such Members of this
House that serve for any Place in the County of Dorsett,
or for the Town and County of Poole, and are now absent
from the House, as those also who serve for any Place in
the said County of Somersett, do forthwith attend the Service of the House.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Lords, That these Words; viz. "upon the Sale of the
respective Estates of the said Sir John Bankes, Mr. Justice
Heath, and Mr. Justice Foster, or their respective Compositions;" be added to the Order of both Houses, of the
Tenth of November 1645, concerning the Daughters of
Captain Robert Turpine.
An Ordinance, sent from the Lords, for readmitting to their respective Places of Magistracy, in the City of
Exon, Richard Sanders, Adam Bennett, and others, named
in the said Ordinance, &c. was this Day read the First and
And the Question being put, For the Committing
It passed with the Negative.
And then the said Ordinance was, upon the Question,
assented unto; and passed.
Resolved, &c. That One thousand Pounds, more than
the Two thousand Pounds, charged upon the Receipts of
the Excise, for the Pay of the Forces of Abbingdon and
Redding on the Third of this instant June, be charged
upon the said Receipts, and added to the said former Two
thousand Pounds, to be employed likewise, upon Account,
for the Pay of the said Forces upon Muster.
An Ordinance for the Payment of the Sum of Three
thousand Pounds, with Interest, in Course, out of the
Receipts of the Grand Excise, to be employed for the Pay
of the Forces belonging to the Garisons of Abbingdon and
Redding, upon Account and Muster, was this Day read;
and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent
unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
An Ordinance for the Payment of the Sum of One
thousand Pounds, with Interest, in Course, out of the Receipts of the Grand Excise, to be employed for the Pay of
the Forces belonging to the Garison of Henley, upon Account and Muster, was this Day read; and, upon the
Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords
for their Concurrence.
The Examination of Major Edward Smith, taken 7
Maii 1646, was this Day read.
A Letter from Mr. Henry Herbert, from Bristoll, of
19 Maii 1646, directed to Mr. Scawen and Mr. Pury;
with the Examination of Mr. Barry inclosed, taken by
some of the Committee of Monmouthshire, of 16 Maii
1646; were this Day read.
Ordered, That a Copy of Mr. William Barrie's Examination, subscribed by himself, and taken 16 Maii
1646, by divers of the Committee of Monmouthshire,
sitting at Chepstowe, whose Names are subscribed, be
forthwith sent to the Commissioners of the Parliament of
Scotland residing at London.
A Letter from Mr. Edward French, from Preston, of
22 Maii, directed to Mr. Richard Shuttleworth, was
this Day read.
Ordered, That, on Wednesday next, Sir Henry Mildmay do give an Account, to the House, of what he hath
done in the Business concerning the Jewel appointed, by
former Order, to be provided and bestowed, from this
House, upon General Leven.
Mr. Whitelocke carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for granting a Pardon unto Sir Thomas Liddell, for his Delinquency: The Order for One hundred Pounds, out of Haberdashers-Hall, for Mr. Roberts
a Firemaster: The Order for Two hundred Pounds, out
of Haberdashers-Hall, for Sir John Watts: An Ordinance
for One thousand Pounds, out of the Excise, for the
Forces of Monmouthshire: An Ordinance for Nineteen
hundred Pounds, out of the Excise, for Mr. Cholmeley:
An Ordinance for the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds, out
of the Excise, for the Northern Forces: An Ordinance
for One thousand Pounds to Colonel Birch, out of the Excise: An Ordinance for One thousand Pounds, out of the
Excise, for the Pay of Henley Forces before Wallingford:
An Ordinance for Three thousand Pounds, out of the Excise, for Pay of the Forces of Redding and Abingdon:
And was to acquaint the Lords, That this House hath
agreed to the Ordinance, sent from the Lords, concerning
Sir Robert Harley was appointed to go to the Lords, to
desire them to speed the Propositions, to be sent to his Majesty, for a safe and well-grounded Peace.
Several Letters and Papers from the Commissioners of
the Parliament of Scotland, from Worcester-House, were
delivered in to the House.
And it is Resolved, upon the Question, That these Letters and Papers shall be now read.
A Letter from the Scotts Commissioners, of 8 Maii
1646, from Worcester-House; together with an Order of
the Committee of Estates of the Parliament of Scotland, of
31 Maii 1646, at Newcastle, signed "Lowdoun, I.P.D."
concerning the Disbanding and Reducing of General-Major
Vandrusques' Regiment; was this Day read.
Sir Robert Harley brings Answer from the Lords, That
the Lords were now upon Consideration of the Propositions: And that they will send a speedy Answer concerning
the Propositions, as soon as possibly they can, by Messengers of their own.
Mr. Whitelock brings Answer from the Lords, That
they will send a speedy Answer to the several Messages,
carried by him to the Lords, by Messengers of their
Ordered, That the House do proceed to take into Consideration the Business of the Report made by Mr. Stockdale, from the Northern Committee, on Saturday last, and
the other Particulars, appointed for this Day's Consideration, according to the former Order, the first Business
Resolved, &c. That the Messenger that brought the
Letter from Sir Thomas Fairfax, and the Messenger that
came from Borstall-House, and brought the News of the
Agreement for the Surrender thereof, shall each of them
have the Sum of Ten Pounds apiece for their Pains: And
that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance
of Monies, sitting at Haberdashers-Hall, do pay the said
Ten Pounds apiece to either of the said Messengers accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.