Die Martis, 15 Decembris, 1646.
Privilege- Reflections on a Member.
THE House being informed, That Words very
much to the Prejudice of a Member of the House,
and to the Scandal of the whole House, were spoken upon
the Exchange by Sir David Watkins; and that the Gentleman that heard the Words was at the Door, viz. Mr.
Mr. Pennoyer, called in, did say, That, being upon the
Exchange, a little after Twelve of Clock, Sir David Watkins told him, That he heard that Sir Jo. Evelyn, of Wiltshire, should say, "Mr. Speaker, you should do well to
send up for the Army to the City, to quell those mechanick Citizens." The Day he spoke those Words was
on Friday or Saturday last: That Mr. Hugh Forth Merchant, was by at the Speaking of those Words; and some
Memorandum, Mr. Pennoyer was called in on Wenesday; and the Examination read unto him; and did
own this to be what he said.
Resolved, &c. That Sir David Watkins be summoned
forthwith to attend the House.
Ordered, That Mr. Hugh Forth, or any other Witness
that Mr. Pennoyer shall nominate, be forthwith summoned
to attend the House.
Payment to Pierepoint.
Ordered, That the Three hundred Pounds laid out
by Mr. Francis Pierepoint, for the Service of the Forces
before Newark, be paid unto the said Mr. Francis Pierepoint, out of some such Delinquent's Fine, of Nottinghamshire, as he shall nominate to the Committee at Goldsmiths-hall, who hath not yet compounded, and whose
Fine is not yet disposed of.
Ordered, That the Reports concerning Ireland be made
from the Committee at Derby-house on Monday Morning
next, the first Business.
Countess of Essex.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning a Jointure
settled upon the Countess of Essex by the Earl of Essex,
be read on Thursday Morning next.
An additional Ordinance for the Alteration and Explanation of the Oath formerly appointed to be taken by
the Surveyor of Bishops Lands; and for the better Enabling of the Trustees for Bishops Lands, named in the
former Ordinance, to discharge the Trust in them reposed;
was this Day read the First time; and ordered to be read
the Second time, so soon as the Reports concerning the
Scotts Papers shall be finished.
Message to Lords.
Sir Robert Pye is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire them to sit awhile: in regard the House shall have
Occasion to come unto them upon Business of Consequence, concerning the Going of the Scotts Forces out
of the Kingdom.
He is further to put the Lords in mind of the Two
Ordinances concerning the Army; and of the Ordinance
concerning the Militia of the Kingdom; and the other
Ordinances upon the Propositions.
Treaty with Scotland.
Mr. Crew reports a Copy of Articles between Committees of Lords and Commons of the Parliament of
England, and Commissioners of the Parliament of Scotland (authorized thereunto by the Parliament of each
Kingdom respectively) concerning the Manner of Payment of the First Two hundred thousand Pounds to our
Brethren of Scotland; viz.
Articles of Agreement, agreed upon between Committees of Lords and Commons of the Parliament of
England, and Commissioners of the Parliament of
Scotland, authorized thereunto by the Parliament
of each Kingdom respectively.
1. THAT Four hundred thousand Pounds be paid to
the Kingdom of Scotland, in Manner hereafter expressed,
for the Pay of their Army, brought into the Kingdom of
England for the Assistance of this Kingdom; and of their
Forces that came into the Garison of Berwick, by virtue of
the Treaties between the Two Kingdoms, of the Twentyninth of November 1643; and for full Satisfaction for all
their Pains, Hazard, and Charges; and whatever else the
Kingdom of Scotland can claim for their said Army and
Forces, by virtue of the said Treaties; and of all Demands
from the Kingdom of England, contained in a general
Estimate, given into the House of Commons from the
Scotts Commissioners, together with a Paper, bearing Date
the Eighteenth Day of August 1646.
2. That the Two hundred thousand Pounds, now ready
(Part of the said Four hundred thousand Pounds), shall be
forthwith sent to the City of York; and shall there forthwith be told by the Treasurers in whose Custody the
Money now is, or by such as they, or any Two of them,
shall appoint; and by such as shall be appointed by the
Kingdom of Scotland, or by Sir Adam Hepburne Treasurer
of the Scotts Army, or his Deputies, except Twelve thousand Pounds, Part thereof, which, at the Desire of the
Scotts Commissioners, is reserved to be paid here in London; and is accepted for so much of the First Hundred
thousand Pounds appointed to be paid at North Allerton:
The which Twelve hundred thousand Pounds the said
Scotts Commissioners have Power to receive here, in
Manner as aforesaid; and to discharge the Kingdom of
3. That the First Hundred thousand Pounds, except the
Sum of Twelve thousand Pounds before excepted, shall
be told within Six Days after the Arrival of the said
Money at York; and the Second Hundred thousand
Pounds within Six Days after that.
4. That the Money, so told as aforesaid, shall be
sealed up in the several Bags, each to contain One hundred Pounds, by the Seals of both Parties appointed, as
aforesaid, to tell the same: And shall forthwith be put
into Chests, One thousand Pounds into each Chest; and
the said Chests also sealed by the aforesaid Persons, appointed to tell the said Money.
5. That the said Persons, appointed by the Kingdom
of Scotland to tell the said Money, shall continue with the
same; to see that there shall be no Alteration made thereof,
after the Telling and Sealing of the same, as aforesaid.
6. That, within Five Days after the Two hundred
thousand Pounds is told at York, One hundred thousand
Pounds thereof shall be paid, at North Allerton, to Sir
Adam Hepburne, or his Deputies, or to such others as by
the Kingdom of Scotland shall be appointed to receive the
same, except only the Twelve thousand Pounds reserved
to be paid in London, as aforesaid.
7. That the Delivery of One hundred Chests of Money,
or of One thousand Bags, so as aforesaid sealed up, to
the Persons mentioned in the foregoing Article (except
before excepted) shall be, and be accounted, the Payment
of the said Sum of One hundred thousand Pounds: And
Acquittances are thereupon to be given for the same to
the said Treasurers, for their Discharge, by Sir Adam
Hepburne, or his Deputies, or any other authorized by the
Kingdom of Scotland.
Treaty with Scotland.
8. That, when the said One hundred thousand Pounds,
except before excepted, is come to Topcliff in the County of
York, and before it pass any further towards North Allerton,
for the Payment of the same, as abovesaid, the Kingdom
of Scotland shall there deliver Hostages, for Assurance that
the Scotts shall quit all their Quarters, Passes, and Garisons, on the South Side Tyne; and shall deliver up to
such Forces as both Houses of the Parliament of England, or such as shall by them be thereunto authorized,
shall appoint, all the aforesaid Places, together with all
the Ordinance, Arms, and Ammunition, belonging to the
Kingdom of England, within Ten Days after the First One
hundred thousand Pounds shall be paid as aforesaid; and
for Assurance, that they shall deliver up the Town of Newcastle, with the high Castle in the same, the Castle of Tynmouth, with all the Works belonging thereunto, the Spanish
Works, the Shields Field Fort, and all other Forts and
Works on the North Side Tyne, together with all Ordnance,
Arms, and Ammunition therein, belonging to the Kingdom of England, unto such Forces or Persons as shall be
appointed by both Houses of the Parliament of England,
or by any by them thereunto authorized to receive the
same, when and at such time as Notice is given the
Second One hundred thousand Pounds is come to the
North of the River of Tees, as is hereafter expressed in
the Tenth Article.
9. That, within One Day after the Performance of all
the Particulars mentioned in the former Article, the said
Hostages of the Kingdom of Scotland shall be again redelivered unto them, within half a Mile of the Works on
the North Side of Newcastle.
10. That, after the Garisons of Hartlepoole, Stockton,
Duresme, and all other Garisons, Quarters, and Passes, on
the South of Tyne, are quitted by the Scotts Army
and Forces; and after that all the said Army and Forces
are removed to the North Side of Tyne (which is to be
done in Ten Days after the Payment of the First One
hundred thousand Pounds, as aforesaid); that then the
other One hundred thousand Pounds shall be brought to
the North Side of the River of Tees.
11. That the Second One hundred thousand Pounds
being come to the North Side of the said River of Tees;
upon Notice thereof given to the General, or Commander
in Chief of the Scotts Army, in Writing, from him that
commands the Convoy, they shall deliver up the Town
of Newcastle, with the high Castle in the same, the Castle
of Tynmouth, with all the Works belonging thereunto,
the Spanish Works, the Sheilds Field Fort, and all other
Forts and Works on the North Side Tyne (other than is
provided for in the Fifteenth Article), together with all
Ordnance, Arms, and Ammunition therein, belonging
to the Kingdom of England, unto such Forces or Persons
as shall be appointed by both Houses of the Parliament
of England, or by any by them thereunto authorized to
receive the same.
12. That, for the more speedy Delivery and Receiving
of the said Towns of Newcastle, and Castle of Tynmouth,
the said Forces that are to be put into those Garisons are
to march before the said Money and Convoy.
13. That, when the Scotts Army and Forces are marching out of, and the English Forces entering into, Newcastle,
and Tynmouth Castle; and that there be Five hundred
of the Garison appointed by both Houses of Parliament
entered into Newcastle, and not above Five hundred of the
Scotts Forces remaining therein; that Hostages shall
then be given by the Kingdom of England to the Kingdom of Scotland, for Assurance that the latter One hundred thousand Pounds of the Two hundred thousand
Pounds shall be paid unto the Kingdom of Scotland, on
the North Side of the Works of Newcastle, within a Mile
of the said Works, within Six Days after the Delivery of
Newcastle, Tynmouth Castle, and Places aforesaid, in manner as aforesaid; in such manner as is expressed in the
Seventh Article, for the Payment of the First One hundred thousand Pounds.
14. That, upon the Delivery of the said latter One hundred thousand Pounds of the Two hundred thousand
Pounds, the Hostages of the Kingdom of England are
forthwith to be re-delivered.
15. That, upon the Coming of the said latter One hundred thousand Pounds out of Newcastle, Hostages shall
be delivered to the Kingdom of England by the Kingdom
of Scotland, for Assurance that all the Scotts Armies and
Forces shall march out of the Kingdom of England, within
Ten Days after the Payment of the latter One hundred
thousand Pounds; and that Berwick and Carlisle be slighted,
according to the large Treaty, and not otherwise: And
that the said Towns be quitted; and all Ordnance, Arms,
and Ammunition therein, belonging to the Kingdom of
England, be, within the said Ten Days, delivered unto
such Forces or Persons, as shall be appointed by both
Houses of the Parliament of England; or such as shall be
by them, or any authorized by them for that Purpose,
appointed to receive the same: Who likewise are appointed to see Berwick and Carlisle slighted, in manner as
aforesaid; and are hereby authorized to call in the Aid
of the Country for the doing thereof, as they shall see
16. That, within Four Days after the Scotts Army and
Forces shall be marched out of the Kingdom of England,
and the said Garisons of Berwick and Carlisle quitted, as
aforesaid, the Hostages of the Kingdom of Scotland shall
be re-delivered unto them.
Resolved, &c. That the Number of Hostages to be
given shall be Six.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
the North, to meet this Afternoon, to consider of the
Names of Twelve Persons, Six Knights, and Six Esquires,
to be presented to the House To-morrow Morning, to
take Six out of, for Hostages: And the Care of this
Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Robinson and
Discovery of Money.
Ordered, That the Ordinance, offered by Mr. Salwey,
concerning a Discovery of about Three hundred Pounds,
be read on Thursday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Scotts Paper, delivered in on Saturday last, be proceeded on, in the Consideration thereof,
To-morrow Morning, the first Business; and no other
Business do intervene: And that the Convenant be taken
by such Members of the House that have not taken it, at
Ten of Clock: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House
in mind hereof, at Ten of Clock.
Oxford University, &c.
Ordered, upon the Question, That, on Friday next, the
first Business, the Ordinance concerning the University of
Oxon be read, and considered: And then the Committee
do sit upon the Ordinance concerning Blasphemies and
Upon Report from the Committee of the Admiralty,
for Alexander Bence Esquire, a Member of the House of
Commons, to be a Commissioner of the Navy, in the room
of Captain Morris, deceased;
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and
approve of Mr. John Bence, Son of Alexander Bence
Esquire, a Member of the House of Commons, to hold
and execute the Place of Captain Morris, lately deceased;
And that he have the like Allowance, in respect of the
Execution thereof, as is granted to the rest of the Commissioners.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Privilege-Reflection on a Member.
Mr. Hugh Forth, called in, says, That Sir David Watkins and Mr. Pennoyer came together to him, upon the
Exchange; and Mr. Pennoyer told him, That Sir David
Watkins told him, That a Member of this House should
say, That, in regard of the tumultuous Coming-up of the
Citizens to the Parliament, "it is fit that those Mechanicks
should be quelled; and that the Army should be brought
up to That Purpose." Sir David Watkins said, That the
Member was Sir Jo. Evelyn of Wiltes; and that he heard,
upon the Exchange, that he spake those Words.
Payment to Phipps.
Ordered, That Mr. Ashurst do bring in an Ordinance
for ordering the Payment of Five hundred Pounds, out of
the Marquis of Winton's Estate, to one Mr. Phipps; for
the Payment whereof Sir John D' Anvers is bound together
with the said Marquis, to the said Mr. Phipps.
Grant for Scotch Army.
Resolved, &c. That the Clause concerning the Fifteen
thousand Five hundred Pounds to be returned to Newcastle, by Bill of Exchange as Part of the Two hundred
thousand Pounds appointed to be sent to Yorke, shall be
Resolved, &c. That Twelve thousand Pounds, Part of
the First One hundred thousand Pounds, now ready, and
appointed to be sent to Yorke, be paid to the Commissioners of Scotland, residing in or about London: And that
a Receipt, under the Hands of the said Commissioners of
Scotland, or any Five of them, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the Treasurers, upon the Passing
of their Accompts.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Sir Henry Mildmay carried this Vote to the Lords for
Ordered, That Colonel Venne do give Notice to the
Treasurers, for the Monies that are appointed to be sent.
Answers from Lords.
Sir Robert Pye brings Answer, That the Lords will sit
awhile: And, to the rest of his Message, will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Sir Henry Mildmay brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to the Order carried to the Lords by him, concerning the Treasurers paying Twelve thousand Pounds.
Resolved, &c. That in the Fifteenth Article, the Words
"and the Treaty for Berwick" to be left out.