Die Jovis, 21 Septembris, 1648.
WHEREAS by an Ordinance of Parliament, of the
One-and-twentieth of April 1648, it is ordered,
That the Bursers and Treasurers of the Colleges in Oxford shall keep such Monies as they have received, without making any Dividend, until they shall receive Order
from the Committee of Lords and Commons for Reformation of the University of Oxford; and that from henceforth all Tenants, and such others as are to pay any Money
or other Duties, to any College in the University of Oxford, shall pay the same to the Heads of Houses appointed
by Authority of Parliament respectively, or to those
whom they shall appoint to receive the same, and to no
other: It is Ordered, That the Committee, sitting at
Haberdashers Hall, for Advance of Monies, be assisting to
the said Heads of Houses, placed by Authority of Parliament in the several Colleges and Halls in the said University of Oxford, for the putting that Ordinance, and every
Clause thereof, in Execution; and for the procuring
effectual Payment to be made of the said Rents and
Ordered, That the late Delegates of the University of
Oxford, the Beadles, and such other Officer or Officers,
or any other Person whatsoever, in whose Possession the
Beadles Stands, the Seals, Evidences, Keys, Books, or
other publick Goods, which belong to the University of
Oxford, or any College therein, are, or shall be, do forthwith deliver up the same to the Visitors appointed by
Ordinance of Parliament, or such as they shall appoint
to receive the same: And the Committee at Haberdashers
Hall, sitting for Advance of Monies, are hereby required
to see this Order effectually put in Execution.
Ordered, That Sir William Paston shall have a Warrant
and a Pass, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, to transport a
Stonehorse beyond Seas, Custom and Impost free.
The humble Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, Assistants, and Common Council, of the Town of Colchester,
in the Behalf of themselves, and the well-affected Persons
within the said Town.
The humble Petition of William Jeffery, of Colchester
in the County of Essex, was read.
The humble Petition of Henry Barrington, of Colchester, was read.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Henry Barrington shall have
forthwith paid unto him the Sum of One thousand Pounds,
towards the Reparation of his Losses, out of Major
Smithe's Estate, real and personal.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. William Jeffery shall have the
Sum of Five hundred Pounds paid unto him, towards
the Reparation of his Losses, out of Mr. Roberts his
Estate, real and personal.
The humble Petition of Nathanael White, of Dorchester
in the County of Dorsett, youngest Son and sole Executor of the Reverend John White, late Minister of God's
Word in Dorchester aforesaid, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of and
allow the Sum of Three hundred and Fifty-six Pounds
Sixteen Shillings and Two-pence, to be paid unto Mr.
Nathanael White, in full discharge of so much due unto
Mr. John White, Minister of God's Word in Dorchester,
for his Attendance as a Member of the Assembly of Divines, and for other Contributions, and other Monies,
disbursed by him in the Service of the Parliament.
Ordered, That the Sum of Three hundred and Fiftysix Pounds Sixteen Shillings and Two-pence be charged
upon the Moiety of the Receipts of the Grand Excise, in
Course, not yet engaged; and paid unto Nathanael White,
or his Assignee: And that an Ordinance be brought in
by Sir William Waller to this Purpose.
Ordered, That Interest, after the Rate of Eight Pounds
per Centum, be allowed unto the said Nathanael White,
for the said Sum of Three hundred and Fifty-six Pounds
Sixteen Shillings and Two pence; and paid unto him, or
his Assignee, every Six Months, by the Committee of
Passes to the King.
The Question being put, That the Lord Carnegy shall
have a Safe Conduct to come out of Scotland to the
King, and to return;
It passed with the Negative; he being a Person under
Restraint in this Kingdom.
Resolved, &c. That Sir James Carmichell shall have a
Safe Conduct to come out of Scottland to the King, and
The Question being put, That Sir Alexander Gibson
shall have a Safe Conduct to come out of Scottland, and
It passed with the Negative; he being in actual Arms
against the Parliament of this Kingdom.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That a Letter be prepared, and brought in,
to be sent to his Majesty, to give him the Reasons, Why
the Houses give not a Safe Conduct to the Lord Carnegy
and Sir Alexander Gibson.
Mr. Swynfen and Colonel Birch are to withdraw, and
prepare this Letter.
Mr. Scawen reports from the Committee of the Army,
the Draught of a Letter to be signed and sent to the
respective Members that serve for the respective Counties
and Places, to the Commissioners of those several Counties
and Places, to use their Diligence for quickening the
bringing in the Arrears of Pay to the Army: The which
was read; and, upon the Question, committed to the
Committee of the Army: And is to be brought in again
Letter to the King.
Mr. Swynfen reports the Draught of a Letter to be sent
to the King: The which was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the
Lords for their Concurrence.
The Lord Carre is appointed to carry it to the Lords;
and likewise the Votes concerning the Personages of the
Scottish Nation, for whom Safe Conducts were desired by
He is likewise to put the Lords in mind of the Order,
formerly sent to them, for Monies to Major Edmund
Letter to the King.
Lord Carre brings Answer, That the Lords do agree
to the Letter to the King; and to the Votes upon the
They have taken the Order concerning Major Rolfe
into Consideration; and will send Answer by Messengers
of their own.
Passes to the King.
This Letter and Votes are to be sent by Mr. Parsons.
Mr. Wheler, Mr. Greene, Mr. Lisle, Colonel Birch,
are appointed to prepare the Draught and Form of a
Safe Conduct, to be granted to such Persons as shall be
ordered by both Houses to have Safe Conducts to come
out of Scottland to the King, and to return.
Loan by the City.
Mr. Vassall carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for appointing the Persons to whom
the Ten thousand Pounds for the Treaty shall be paid.
Mr. Vassall brings Answer, That the Lords do agree
to the Ordinance carried by him.
An Ordinance for continuing the Managing of the Receipts of the Excise in the Hands of the present Commissioners, until both Houses shall take other Order, was
this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and
ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the
Excise, to send for the Commissioners of the Excise; and
acquaint them, What the House has done for the present;
and their Resolutions of taking the whole Business concerning the Excise into further Consideration very speedily.
An Ordinance for continuing the Managing the Receipts of the Excise in the Hands of the present Commissioners, until further Order by both Houses; with a
Proviso, that they shall not be answerable for their subordinate Commissioners or Officers, nor accountable for
any other Monies, save such only as already have, or shall
hereafter, come into their Hands, or into the Hands of
their Cashier, in the Office of the Grand Excise, London;
was this Day read; and nothing done upon it.
Ordered, That, on This day-sevennight, peremptorily,
the First Business, the House do take into Consideration
the whole Business touching the managing and advancing
the Revenue of the Excise.
Colonel Harvey carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, an Ordinance for Clearing of former Ordinances, for enabling Contractors to sell Bishops Lands to
purchase Bishops Lands, towards their Salary.
Message to Lords.
Sir Robert Harley carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, an Ordinance for maintaining the Militia of the
County of Hereford: An Ordinance for Payment of Interest for Monies lent to buy Arms: An Ordinance for
the Loan, Securing, and Repayment of Ten thousand
Pounds, borrowed for defraying the Charges of the
Treaty: An Order for taking off the Sequestration of the
Estate of Walter Grosvenor Esquire: An Order for Payment of Two hundred Pounds unto Lieutenant Colonel
Edward Allen, upon Account: An Order for Payment
of Seven hundred Pounds to Captain Wilkinson, out of
the Sequestrations of Yorksheire: And, an Order for Mr.
Blackwell to be discharged of the Penalty, for not proceeding in the Purchase of the Manor of Lambeth Wye.
Sir Robert Harley brings Answer from the Lords, That,
to the Order for Mr. Blackwell, the Lords will send Answer by Messengers of their own: To all the rest of the
Particulars of the Message by him carried to the Lords,
the Lords do agree.
Ordered, That Mr. Nelthorpe make his Report for the
Northern Officers on Monday Morning next, the first
Ordered, That the Ordinance for the Reformado Officers
be read on Saturday Morning next, the first Business.
Ordered, That the Petition of Mr. Cooke, the Apothecary, be taken into Consideration on Saturday Morning
Colonel Harvey brings Answer from the Lords, That
the Lords do agree to the Ordinance by him carried to
the Lords, for Clearing of former Ordinances, for enabling Contractors for Bishops Lands to purchase Bishops
Lands, towards their Salary.
Ordered, That Mr. Wilson's Petition be read on Saturday Morning next, next after Mr. Cooke's Petition.
Ordered, That Mr. Scawen do proceed with his Report
for the Army on Monday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Letters out of the Northern Counties, and the Reports thereupon, be read, and reported,
the first Business, To-morrow Morning; and nothing to
Ordered, That, on Saturday Morning next, the Petition of the Trustees for Bishops Lands be heard.