Die Lunæ, 9 Octobris, 1648.
THE Question being put, That Sir Thomas Peyton,
now under Restraint, shall have his Liberty to prosecute his Composition, provided that he effect his Composition within Fourteen Days; else, that he return to
his Imprisonment, and stand committed;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yea:
||With the Yea,
Sir Francis Pyle,
||Tellers for the Noe:
|Mr. John Gurdon,
||With the Noe,
And then Mr. Speaker giving his Voice with the
The Question passed with the Negative.
An Ordinance for raising the Sum of Five thousand
Pounds, for Maintenance of the Guards of the Horse that
attends the Parliament, out of the Sequestrations and
Compositions of the Estates, real and personal, of the
Delinquents named in the said Ordinance, was this Day
read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question,
committed unto Mr. Hoyle, Mr. Bond, Mr. Knightley,
Mr. Annesley, Sir Martin Lumley, Colonel Copley, Sir
Wm. Massam, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Holland, Sir Walter
Erle, Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Nath. Stephens, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Mr. Stapilton, Sir Robert Harley, Sir John Curson, Mr. Walter, Mr. Bois, Mr. Lister, John Seymer,
Colonel Strode, Mr. Hungerford, Sir Ralph Ashton, Mr.
Gesson, Mr. Whitacre, Mr. Sayer, Mr. John Browne,
Mr. Leman, Mr. Stapilton junior, Mr. Hatcher, Mr.
Tate, Colonel White, Sir John Hippisley, Sir Thomas
Dacres, Mr. Hay, Sir John Danvers, Sir John Maynard,
Mr. Priestley, Sir Benjamin Rudyard, Mr. * *, Colonel
Barker, Mr. Grove, Colonel Whitehead, Mr. Trevour,
Colonel Massy, Mr. Pelham, Colonel Davies, Mr. Edward Stephens;
This Committee is to meet this Afternoon at Two of
Clock, in the Exchequer Court: And have Power to
add the Names of other Delinquents not disposed of, if
they shall judge it necessary.
Whereas in a former Report concerning Frigates to
attend the Service upon the Coasts of Ireland, there is a
Mistake in the Name of one of the said Frigates, which,
in the said Report, is called The Dolphin, which is indeed
named the Falcon:
It is Ordered, That the said Mistake be amended; and
that the Falcon Frigate be employed upon the said Service, whereof Wm. Peck is Captain.
An Ordinance for the Pay of the Sum of Twenty-three
thousand Five hundred Sixty-and-six Pounds One Shilling
One Peny Halfpeny, for the full Discharge of all Arrears
to divers reduced Officers, late under the Command of
Ferdinando Lord Fairefax, being One hundred and
Fifteen in Number, and inserted in a Lift, bearing Date
25 Martis 1648, remaining with the Committee of the
Northern Association, was this Day read the First and
Second time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Colonel Bossevile is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Ordered, That Colonel Morgan's Petition be read, the
first Business, To-morrow Morning.
The humble Petition of Colonel Hugh Butler was this
Day read; who was taken in Pembroke Castle, and by
those Articles was to depart the Kingdom for Two years;
to which he hath yielded Obedience; and, by his
Petition, doth desire that he may be admitted to his
It is Ordered, That the said Colonel Hugh Butler be
admitted to Composition at Goldsmiths Hall, upon the
like Rates as Sir Charles Keymish: And that he do apply
himself to that Committee effectually, in order to his
Composition: And that then he have Liberty to return
into this Kingdom, to prosecute his Composition, provided that he do effectually prosecute and perfect his Composition within Ten Weeks.
It is further Ordered, That the Sum of Four hundred
and Eighty-three Pounds Five Shillings be paid out of
the Fine of the said Colonel Hugh Butler, by the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, to Edward Birkhead Esquire,
Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, or his Assignee,
in Discharge of so much disbursed by the said Serjeant for
the publick Service of this House, in executing the Orders
of Summons Warrants for Seizing and Apprehending of
Delinquents: And that, if the said Sum of Four hundred
and Eighty-three Pounds Five Shillings cannot be raised
out of the Fine of the said Colonel Butler, that then the
said Serjeant Birkhead have Power to nominate some other
new Delinquent not disposed of, out of which the Remainder of the said Four hundred and Eighty-three Pounds
Five Shillings, not satisfied by this Fine, may be raised.
An Ordinance for raising the Sum of One hundred
thousand Pounds, towards the Pay of divers reduced Officers, comprehended within the said Ordinance, upon the
Credits, and by the Ways and Means, in the said Ordinance specified, was this Day read the Second time; and,
upon the Question, committed unto a Committee of the
whole House: And are to meet upon it on Thursday
Morning next, at Eight of Clock: And they are to
consider of such other fitting Ways and Means, for the
Satisfaction not only of those comprehended in the said
Ordinance, but of all other reduced Officers, as they
shall think sit.
Whereas the House is informed, that divers Officers
that have served the Parliament, are coming to this
Town, upon Expectation to receive Satisfaction for their
It is Ordered, That Colonel Copley and Mr. Knightley
do prepare and bring in a Declaration To-morrow, setting forth, That the House has it under Consideration,
to provide some Means for their reasonable Satisfaction;
and to require them to forbear their Repair hither, which
will certainly not only disturb them in the Considerations they are taking for their Satisfaction, but in the
Transaction of other publick Business of the Kingdom.