Die Jovis, 10 Decembris, 1646.
WHEREAS Power was granted to Colonel Purefoy to have the Sum of Fifteen hundred Pounds
Nine Shillings and Ten-pence paid to him, for his Arrears,
out of Two Malignants Estates, then nominated by him;
the which, as yet, proves ineffectual:
It is Ordered, &c. That Colonel Purefoy shall have
Power to nominate Two other Delinquents to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall. And that the said Committee
do pay him the said Sum out of such Delinquents . . . as
he hath or shall so nominate, as aforesaid.
Payment to Sir W. Erle.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall
do pay unto Sir Walter Erle the full Moiety of the Sum
of One thousand Five hundred Pounds formerly assigned
unto him (to be paid, upon Accompt, by the Committee
at Goldsmiths Hall, out of the Fines and Compositions of
Mr. George Vaughan and Major John Hellier) out of such
Monies as they shall receive, of the Fines of other Delinquents that shall there compound: And that, for the other
Moiety of the said One thousand Five hundred Pounds,
the former Order shall stand.
The humble Petition of Colonel Edward Whalley was
this Day read; shewing, That Two thousand Pounds per
Annum, of the Petitioner's Father's Estate, wrested from
him by the Greatness of the Countess of Shrewsbury, is
now possessed by the Earl of Newcastle, a Delinquent excepted from Pardon, whose Estate is appointed to be sold:
Mentions divers Particulars of those Lands that were his
Father's, to the Value of about Three hundred Pounds
per Annum: Shews, That he has served the State faithfully
ever since the Beginning: Desires he may have those
Lands, by way of Bargain and Sale, in Discharge of so
much of his Arrears.
It is Ordered, upon the Question, That Colonel Edward
Whalley shall have Three hundred Pounds per Annum,
Lands of Inheritance, to the Value they were at in the
Year 1641, out of the Lands of the Earl of Newcastle, a
Delinquent excepted from Pardon: And that the Sum that
the said Three hundred Pounds per Annum shall amount
unto, at such Rates as the Houses shall appoint them to
be sold, shall be deducted and allowed out of the Arrears
due unto the said Colonel Edward Whalley: And that,
if the Arrears due unto him, upon his Entertainment, shall
not amount to so much, that he shall pay, in ready Money,
what shall remain over and above the said Arrears: And
it is referred to the Committee of Nottinghamshire, to
certify the full Value of the said Lands, as they were in the
Year 1641: And that it be referred to the Committee of
Accompts, to state, audite, and certify his Accompts.
Ordered, &c. That the humble Petition of Sir Walther
Blunt Baronet, be referred to the Committee of Prisoners,
to consider of his Condition: And, if it shall appear fitting
unto them, by reason of his Indisposition of Health, or
other just Cause, That they allow unto him the Liberty
of some convenient Distance of the City of London, upon
good Security for his true Imprisonment.
Letters to French Ambassador.
The House being informed by Mr. Speaker, That
some French Letters directed to the French Ambassador,
at Newcastle, were stayed at Dover; and sent to him
Mr. Oxenden and Mr. Whittacre were appointed to go
to the Secretary of the French Ambassador, then at the
Door, and the Express that brought them; and to deliver
the said Pacquet, as they were then sealed up.
It is further Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do grant his
Pass to the Express, to carry the said Letters to the
Ambassador to Newcastle.
Message to Lords.
Ordered, &c. That Sir John Holland do carry to the
Lords the Votes passed on Tuesday last, concerning the
Payment of the Two hundred thousand Pounds to our
Brethren of Scotland: And is to put the Lords in mind
to expedite the Ordinance for settling the Militia of the
Kingdom; and the other Ordinances formerly sent to
their Lordships, concerning the Propositions.
Dover Castle, &c.
An Ordinance for continuing a former Ordinance of
Parliament, of 23 Maii, 1646, for Payment of Two hundred and Sixteen Pounds Eighteen Shillings Eight-pence
per mensem, for the Maintenance of the Garison of Dover
Castle, and Two Forts adjacent, out of the Excise and
new Impost in the Town of Dover, the Cinque Ports,
and Members in the County of Kent, for Nine Months
longer from the Expiration of the said Ordinance of 23
Maii, 1646, was this Day read; and, upon the Question,
passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their
Mr. Oxenden is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
An Ordinance, formerly sent from the Lords, appointing a Committee of Lords to join with a Committee of
this House, and a Committee of Citizens, in the Transaction of Compositions and Fines, at Goldsmiths Hall, was
this Day read, the First and Second time; and, upon the
Question, committed unto Sir Henry Vane junior, Mr.
Robinson, Mr. Prideaux, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Ellis, Mr.
Sam. Browne, Mr. John Stephens, Mr. Hill, Mr. Grimston, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. John Ashe, Sir Samuell
Rolle, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Buller, Sir Arthur Haselrigg,
Sir Edward Hungerford, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Nelthorpe,
Mr. Jesson, Mr. Baynton, Mr. Nath. Fiennes, Mr. Niclas,
Mr. Bacon, Colonel Ludlowe, Sir Antho. Irby, Mr. Reynolds, Sir John Holland, Mr. Nicoll, Sir Edmond Fowell,
Mr. Rolle, Sir Wm. Litton, Sir Wm. Masham, Sir Wm.
Allenson, Mr. John Gourdon, Sir Thomas Middleton, Sir
Martin Lumley, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Thistlethwaite,
Sir Wm. Lewes, Mr. Knightly, Colonel White, Sir Thomas Dacres, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Longe, Mr. Whittacre,
Colonel Rosseter, Sir Edward Aiscough, Mr. Hoyle, Mr.
Stapleton, Mr. Bond, Mr. Hallowes, Sir Harbotle Grimston,
Mr. Rigby, Colonel Russell, Mr. Edwards, Mr. Massam,
Mr. Greene, Mr. Edw. Stephens:
This Committee is appointed to meet To-morrow, at
Two post meridiem, in the Exchequer Chamber: And
are likewise to prepare Instructions for such Committee
as shall be appointed to manage this Business: And the
Care of it is more particularly referred to Mr. Reynolds.
Answer from Lords.
Sir John Holland brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to the Proposition and Votes carried to them by
him, concerning the Manner of the Payment of the Two
hundred thousand Pounds to our Brethren of Scotland;
and to the Ordinance for Continuing of the Payment of the
Garison of Dover, for Nine Months longer: And, as to
the Ordinance for Settling the Militia of the Kingdom;
and the other Ordinances concerning the Propositions;
they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message to Lords.
Sir Thomas Dacres carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Books, Lists, and Proportions, to be made to
the distressed necessitous People; and the Order for referring it to the Committee of the several Counties, to take
the Accounts of the Soldiery employed in those respective
Dr. Levett, &c.
The House doth Declare, That the present Burgesses
of Yorkshire shall be of the Committee, and shall meet,
upon the Business concerning Dr. Levett, and Mr. Neville,
Grant for Scotch Army.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee of Lords and Commons, formerly appointed, do, this Afternoon, meet with
the Commissioners of Scotland; and treat, and agree with
them, according to the Proposition, and the Votes thereupon this Day passed both Houses: And they are to report To-morrow Morning.
An Ordinance for appointing the Payment of the Two
hundred thousand Pounds, by the Treasurers thereof, to
such as shall be appointed to receive the same by both
Houses of Parliament; and for the Conveying, Telling,
Paying, and Issuing out of the same; was this Day
read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for
Sir John D'Anvers is appointed to carry it to the
Ordered, &c. That the Committee do treat with the
Commissioners of Scotland upon the Manner of receiving
the Monies, Who shall receive it, and How, and in
Safety of the Kingdom.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Army, to whom it was formerly referred
to advise with the Committee of the Militia of London,
and to provide for the Safety of the Parliament, City,
and Kingdom, be revived to That Purpose; and do
meet de die in diem, at such Time as they shall think
sit, to advise with the Committee of the Militia of London: And, according to former Instructions and Power
given unto them, that they do take care and provide for
the Safety of the Parliament, City, and Kingdom.
Sir John D' Anvers is likewise appointed to desire, that
the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Army,
to whom it was formerly referred to advise with the Committee of the Militia of London, and to provide for the
Safety of the Parliament, City, and Kingdom, be revived
to this Purpose; and do meet upon it de die in diem, as
they shall think sit.
He is further to acquaint them, That the Committee
of this House appointed to meet with a Committee of a
proportionable Number of the Lords, upon preventing
any Dangers that may arise to the Parliament or City, by
the great Numbers of Malignants and Delinquents, in
and about the Cities of London and Westminster, is ready
to meet at such Time as the Lords shall appoint.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Thomas Dacres brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to the Books, Lists, and Proportions of Monies
to be distributed to the distressed poor necessitous Widows; and to the Order for referring it to the Committee
of the Counties, for taking the Accompts of the Soldiery
employed in the several Counties.
Sir John D' Anvers brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to the Ordinance for the Sending the Two hundred
thousand Pounds to Yorke; to the Reviving of the Committee of Lords and Commons, formerly appointed to advise with the Committee of the Militia of London, and to
provide for the Safety of the Parliament, City, and Kingdom: And, as to the Vote concerning no Member of
either House to have any Sequestrations; and concerning
the Committee of this House to meet with the Committee
of Lords, touching the preventing the Danger that
may ensue by the Numbers of Malignants, and ill-affected
Persons about the Cities of London and Westminster; they
will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That the House be resolved into a Grand
Committee To-morrow, the first Business, notwithstanding any former Order, to consider of taking away the
Exercise of all arbitrary Power, in all Places; and of preventing the Exercise thereof for the future: And that all
Committees that have any thing in their Hands concerning this Business, do make Report to the Grand Committee: And, that after the Committee shall have dispatched,
and reported this Business concerning arbitrary Power,
that then they do take into Consideration the Preventing
of Inconveniencies that arise in Matter of private Suits and
Debts, by reason of the Privilege and Protections of
Ordered, upon the Question, That the Grand Committee do meet on Monday next, the first Business, notwithstanding any former Order, to take into Consideration the
Ordinance and Instructions concerning the Covenant.
Ordered, &c. That, on Saturday next, after that the
Committee at Goldsmiths Hall have made their Reports,
the House do take into Consideration some Course for
Satisfaction to be given to the Soldiery employed by the
Ordered, upon the Question, That, on Wednesday next,
the first Business, the Members of the House that have
not yet taken the Covenant, do take the same: And that
no other Business do intervene; but that immediately
the House be resolved into a Grand Committee, notwithstanding any former Order, to take into Consideration
the Ordinance for punishing and preventing the Spreading and Growth of Blasphemies and Heresies.
Colonel Birch, Lieutenant General Cromwell, Major
General Massie, Sir James Harrington, Commissary Ireton, Sir Arthur Haselrigg, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir Henry
Mildmay, Mr. Denzell Holles, Captain Temple, Mr. Bosevile, Mr. Reynolds, Sir Charles Egerton, Sir Henry Heyman, Mr. Strode, Sir Wm. Counstable, Sir Tho. Wroth,
Major Harrison, Mr. Dennis Bond, Sir Robert Harley,
Colonel Wayght, Colonel Booth, Mr. Westrowe, Colonel
Harvey, Colonel Davies, Colonel Grantham, Colonel
Ashton, Colonel Rosseter, Colonel Harley;
This Committee, or any Five of them, are appointed to
consider of some Course to be offered to the House, for
Satisfaction of the Arrears of the whole Soldiery employed
by the Parliament: And they are to make Report of it on
Saturday Morning next: And are to meet upon it this
Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Star-Chamber:
And the Care of it is more particularly referred to Colonel
Birch and Sir Thomas Wroth.
Ordered, That, on Saturday Morning next, the Reports
be made, concerning the reduced Officers.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Heath and Mr.
The Lords desire Expedition in the Ordinance concerning Goldsmiths Hall, formerly sent from the Lords;
because their Lordships can do nothing in those Businesses, till they receive an Answer.
The Lords have appointed their Committee for the
taking Consideration of Malignants residing in the
Cities of London and Westminster to meet this Afternoon,
at Three of Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings; and desire
his House would do the like.
Their Lordships received a Petition from the University of Cambridge, concerning the Library in Lambeth
House: The Petition is grounded upon the last Will and
Testament of Archbishop Bancroft thereto annexed: The
Lords have thereupon made an Ordinance; and desire
the Concurrence of this House.
They have received some Letters from the King of
Denmarke, and others from the State of Genoua; which
their Lordships think fit to communicate to this House.
Delinquents in London.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee formerly appointed
to meet with a Committee of a proportionable Number
of the Lords, to take Consideration of the Malignants
and Delinquents residing in the Cities of London and
Westminster, do meet with the said Committee this Afternoon, at Three of the Clock, in the Prince's Lodgings.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House hath considered their Lordships Message; and
have appointed their Committee to meet, as is desired:
And, as to the rest, will send Answer by Messengers
of their Own.