Die Sabbati, 23 Septembris, 1648.
THE Lord Carre reports the Amendments to the
additional Ordinance for raising the Revenue for
the Prince Elector: The which were twice read; and,
upon the Question, assented unto, leaving out the Estate
of William Stoner Esquire, of Shiplack in the County of
Oxford: And the Ordinance, with the Amendments,
upon the Question, passed; and is ordered to be sent
unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
The Lord Carre is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Grant to Rolfe.
Ordered, That the Sum of Twenty Pounds, formerly
ordered to be paid to Major Edmund Rolfe, be made up
the Sum of an Hundred and Fifty Pounds; and be forthwith paid unto the said Major Rolfe, out of the Pay due
to Major Gibbs, and payable unto the said Major Gibbs,
by the Eastern Association: And the Committee of the
Eastern Association are required to take Notice hereof;
and to take Care and give effectual Order, That the said
Sum of One hundred and Fifty Pounds be forthwith paid
unto the said Major Rolfe, or his Assignee: And that the
Acquittance of the said Major Rolfe, or his Assignee, shall
be a sufficient Discharge for the Payment of the said Sum
of One hundred and Fifty Pounds, accordingly.
Ordered, That a Declaration and Order, to the same
Purpose as that which passed this House Yesterday; and
was sent to the Lords for their Concurrence; do pass, and
be published as the Declaration and Order of this House
only, touching the Judges in the Admiralty, and the
Judges Delegate, proceeding upon Causes comprehended
within the Ordinance for settling the Admiralty, of
12 Aprilis 1648; viz.
Whereas, by an Ordinance of Parliament, intituled; An
Ordinance of the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, for settling the Jurisdiction of the Court of Admiralty, dated the Twelfth of April 1648, it is ordered
and ordained, That all Causes which concern the repairing, victualing, and furnishing Provisions for the Setting
of Ships or Vessels to Sea; and all Causes of Bottomry;
and likewise all Causes of Contracts made beyond the
Seas, concerning Shipping, or Navigation, or Damages,
happening thereon, or other Damages arising at Sea, in
any Voyage; and likewise all Causes of Charter Parties,
in Contracts for Freight, Bills of Lading, Mariners Wages,
or Damages in Goods laden aboard Ships, or other Damages, done by one Ship or Vessel to another, or by Anchors, or want of Laying of Buoys; be within the Cognisance and Jurisdiction of the Admiralty Court; and
that the said Court may proceed therein, according to
the Power and Directions in the said Ordinance given:
Now, whereas there is a Question made, Whether the
Causes now lying under Prohibitions still undetermined,
notwithstanding they are of the same Nature with these
asoresaid, and comprehended in the said Ordinance, shall
be proceeded in, and finally determined, by the Judges of
the Admiralty, or Judges Delegates, according to the
true Intent and Meaning of the said Ordinance, as well as
those Causes which are and shall be begun since the Date
of the said Ordinance: It is Ordered and Declared, by the
Commons, in Parliament assembled, That all Causes,
which have now long lain under Prohibitions, by reason of
the Unsettlement of that Jurisdiction, be proceeded in,
and finally determined, and the Decrees and Sentences
put in Execution, according to the Directions given in the
said Ordinance, and true Meaning and Intent thereof, as
well as those that are or shall be begun since the Making
of the same: And that the Judges of the Admiralty, appointed in the said late Ordinance, and likewise the Judges
Delegates, nominated under the Great Seal, or that, from
time to time hereafter, shall be appointed and nominated,
do and may proceed therein, and finally determine the
same; and the Decrees and Sentences put in Execution,
It is further Ordered and Declared, by the Commons,
in Parliament assembled, That those Causes that are or
shall be begun, during the Three Years limited in the said
Ordinance, be not molested or interrupted by Prohibitions,
though not fully determined within the Three Years limited therein; being comprehended, as aforesaid, within
the said Ordinance.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Gurdon reports, That the Lords do agree to the
Order for the Four thousand Pounds, for the Lady Brooke;
to the Ordinance for continuing the Management of the
Receipts of the Excise, in the Hands of the Commissioners of the Excise: As to the Ordinance for Discharge of
the Commissioners Accompts, they will send Answer by
Messengers of their own.
An Ordinance for providing the Maintenance of Seven
hundred Pounds per Annum for Princess Elizabeth, Sister
to the Prince Elector Palatine, was this Day read the
First time; and ordered to be read the Second time, on
this Day Fortnight, the first Business.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Page and Dr.
The Lords have commanded us to bring unto you an
Ordinance for making Thomas Lewell, of Carlisle, Customer of the Port of Carlisle cum membris: In which
they desire the Concurrence of this House.
They do recommend the Petition of the Master and
Brethren of the Hospital of Well in the County of Yorke:
To which they do agree; and desire the Concurrence of
The Lords desire to put the House in mind of the Petition of William Hill, of London, Merchant, sent from
their Lordships Three Months since; and do especially recommend his Sufferings, and sad Condition, to this House;
his whole Estate having been laid out in their Service;
and having suffered long imprisonment for want thereof.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and will
send Answer to all the Particulars, by Messengers of their
Message to Lords.
Mr. Pelham is appointed to go to . . . Lords, to acquaint them, That this House has ordered to admit of
no private Business during the Space of Fourteen Days.
He likewise carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Order for Mr. * Bethum to be Provost Marshal for the Safety of the Parliament: The Order for
preventing the Transporting, Clipping, and Washing of
Gold: And was to put them in mind of an Order formerly sent unto them concerning Lincolnshier.
Treaty with the King.
A Letter from the Committee of this House employed
to the King, to the Isle of Wight, of 21 Septembris 1648,
and Nine Papers, inclosed * * * * of the Eighteenth
and Nineteenth, delivered by the Committee, to the
King; and Three Papers, of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth, delivered by the King to the Committee, were
Loan by the City.
Ordered, That Mr. Falconberge do forthwith pay the
Sum of Four Thousand Pounds, Part of the remaining
Eight thousand Pounds, assigned for defraying the Charges
of the Treaty, or so much thereof as is in Cash, to Mr.
Francis Cressett, or his Assignee: And that the Acquittance of the said Mr. Francis Cressett, or his Assignee,
shall be a sufficient Discharge herein to the said Mr. Falconberge.
Ordered, That Mr. Vassal and Mr. Dodderidge do take
care that these Four thousand Pounds be paid and issued
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Soame, Alderman Penyngton,
and Mr. Vassal be desired to take especial and effectual
Care with the Committee of the Common Council, that
the Monies, behind appointed for defraying the Charges
of the Treaty, may be brought in and paid to the Treasurer seasonably to comply with those Occasions.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Pelham brings answer, that the Lords do agree
to the Orders concerning a Provost Marshal; and concerning the Transportation of Gold; and to the Order
he was to put that House in mind of, concerning the
Committee of Lincolnsheire.
Treaty with the King.
Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Annesley, Mr. Wheler, Mr. Lisle,
Mr. Prideaux, Sir Ben. Rudierd, Mr. Whitlocke, Mr.
Dodderidge, Sir John Clotworthy, Colonel Copley, Mr.
Hodges, Mr. Weaver, Colonel Birch, Mr. Scott, Colonel
Strode, Mr. Ellis;
This Committee, or any three of them, are to meet
this Afternoon at Three of Clock, in the Court of Wards,
to consider of that Clause in the Committees Letter, employed to the Isle of Wight, that relates to the Declaration of both Kingdoms, and the Propositions concerning
the Treaties: And are to deliver their Opinions upon
Perusal of the said Declarations, Propositions, and Treaties, on Monday Morning next: and the Care of this
Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Swynfen.
Ordered, That a Letter be prepared to be sent to the
Committees employed upon the Treaty; to give them
Thanks for their Care in the Proceedings upon the
Treaty; and to acquaint them, What Care the House has
taken for supplying them with Monies; and that their
Papers are under Consideration.
Mr. Annesley is appointed to prepare this Letter.
Ordered, That the Trustees for Sale of Bishops Lands
be admitted into the House with their Petition on this
Day Sevennight, the first Business; and nothing to intervene.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners of
the Great Seal, to take Course, by appointing and impowering such fitting and able Person or Persons, or
otherwise, as they shall think fit, for the Assistance of the
Judges in the Norffolke Circuit, upon the Gaol Delivery.
Ordered, That, upon Monday Morning next, the Commissioners of the Great Seal do present to the House the
Names of fitting Persons to fill the Benches with Judges.
Ordered, That, on Thursday Morning next, the Ordinance concerning the Reformadoes be reported.
Duke of Bucks, &c. Estates.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee for Sequestrations in
Westminster and Middlesex respectively, do forthwith make
Sale of the Goods in their Hands, or under their Power,
late belonging to the Duke of Bucks, or Earl of Holland,
respectively; and pay over the Proceed thereof, and the
Monies in their Hands, either of the said Duke of Bucks,
or Earl of Holland's, into the Hands of the Committee
usually fitting at Haberdashers Hall, for Advance of Monies; to the End the same may be forthwith paid and
issued out according to former Orders and Directions,
towards the Entertainment and Pay of the Horse Guards
that attend the Parliament.
Treaty with the King.
Mr. Dodderidge reports a Letter to be signed by Mr
Speaker, and sent to the Committees of this House that
attend the Treaty: The which was read; and, upon the
Question, assented unto.
An Ordinance for continuing the Ordinance for paying
the Assessments for the Army for Six Months longer,
from the Twenty-ninth of September 1648, was this Day
read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to
be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Sir John Danvers is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Arrears of Assessments.
Mr. Hodges reports the Amendments to the Letter, formerly reported from the Committee of the Army, touching the quickening the bringing in the Arrears of the
Assessments for the Army: The which Letter is to be
signed by the Members of this House, that serve for the
respective Counties and Places mentioned in a Paper reported from the same Committee.
The Amendment was read; and, upon the Question,
assented unto: And the Letter, so amended, upon the
Ordered, That it be referred to the Care of the particular Members following, to take care for the Signing
and sending away of the Copies of the Letters, for quickening the bringing in the Assessments, and Arrears of Pay
to the Army, to the respective Commissioners or Committees, intrusted in that Affair, in the Counties following; viz.
For the Counties of
||Sir Roger Burgoyne,|
||Sir Samuel Luke.|
||Major General Browne,|
||Sir Francis Pile,|
||Sir Dudley North,|
||Sir Wm. Brereton,|
John Browne, Denys Bond.|
Edw. Stevens Esquire.|
||Sir Wm. Litton,|
Sir Tho. Dacres.
||Sir Robert Harley,|
||Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Lister.|
||Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Bell.|
Tho. Pury junior, Hen. Herbert.|
||Mr. Knightley, Sir John Drayton.|
||Sir John Elvyn, Sir Richard Onslowe.|
||Sir John Corbett, Mr. Hunt.|
John Lisle Esquire, John Kempe.|
||Mr. Barrowe, Sir Nath. Bernardiston.|
||Mr. Harrington, Wm. Strode.|
||Colonel Appesley, Herbert Morley.|
Edmund Ludlowe, Wm. Wheler.|
||Colonel Bosevile, Colonel Barker.
Upon Mr. Corbett's Report from the Committee of the
Navy and Customs;
It is Resolved, &c. That the Offer of the Commissioners for the Customs, in Forbearance of their Reimbursement out of the Receipts of the Customs, appointed
to them for that Purpose, until the Sum of Eleven thousand Four hundred Pounds be raised out of the Moiety
of the clear Receipts of the Customs, is accepted, by
this House, as an acceptable Service to the Commonwealth: And
It is further Ordered, by this House, That the said
Commissioners shall not, in any fort, be prejudiced by the
Forbearance of their Reimbursement at this Time; but
shall be at Liberty again to proceed to reimburse unto
themselves the Monies owing to them by the Parliament,
in such manner as by former Ordinances they are directed
or enabled, so soon as the said Sum of Eleven thousand
Four hundred Pounds, for Payment of the Yards, shall
be raised out of the Moiety of the clear Receipts of the