Die Mercurii, 18 Octobris, 1648.
SIR Richard Onslowe reports from the Committee, the
Amendments returned by the Lords to the Ordinance
for disposing the new Sequestrations in the County of
Surry for the Maintenance of a Troop of Horse raised in
the said County: The which were read; and, upon the
Question, assented unto.
Defaulters Fines restored.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. William Wray have the Twenty Pounds deposited by him, by reason of his Absence
at the last Call, restored unto him; the House being satisfied with his Excuse.
Resolved, &c. That the House doth admit of the Excuse made by Mr. Esay Thomas, for his Absence upon the
last Call: And that the Twenty Pounds deposited by him
be restored unto him.
Ordered, That the several Matters appointed to be
considered, upon several Days before the Resolution for
Adjournment, be continued, and considered upon those
Days formerly appointed.
Seizure of Horses.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for the Public Faith to
be given to such Persons well affected to the Parliament,
whose Horses have been seized for the Defence of the
Parliament, for so much Money as they shall be valued at,
with Interest, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum,
be read To-morrow Morning.
A Letter from the General, from St. Albans, of 16
Octobris 1648, was this Day read.
The humble Petition of the Officers and Soldiers of
Colonel Fleetwood's Regiment, directed to the General
from St. Albans, was this Day read.
The humble Petition of the Officers and Soldiers of
Colonel Fleetwood's Regiment, directed to the honourable
House of Commons, was this Day read; complaining of
the Burden of Free Quarter, which the Country is oppressed with, by reason that the Army is not paid; and proposing and desiring Remedies for it.
Resolved, &c. That all the Arrears of the Assessments
for the Army in the City of London, and several Counties
of the Kingdom, be paid and brought in by the First of
Resolved, &c. That the House be turned into a Grand
Committee To-morrow Morning till Eleven of Clock,
upon the Ordinance touching the Reformadoes: And that
at Eleven of Clock Mr. Speaker do take the Chair: And
that the Reports from Derby House, concerning the Supernumeraries, be then made.
Ordered, That, on Friday Morning next, the Matter
now in Debate, concerning the Army, be taken up: And
that all the former Votes and Proceedings touching the
disbanding some Part of the Army be prepared, and had
then in Readiness.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Vachell have Leave to go into the
Ordered, That Sir Charles Chemys be committed to safe
Custody: And that the Serjeant at Arms attending this
House do take him into his Custody accordingly.
Whereas, by former Order, it was referred to the Committee at Darby House, to consider of the Disbanding of
the Supernumeraries in the several Counties: It is Ordered,
That Lancashire be added to the said Order: And the
Gentlemen of this House, that serve for that County, may
attend the said Committee about the Disbanding of the
Supernumeraries of that County.
The humble Petition of Sir Humphry Mildmay Knight,
was this Day read.
Whereas Sir Humphry Mildmay was admitted to his
Composition, for his Delinquency, at the Fine of One thousand Eight hundred Forty Pounds; whereof he paid the
Sum of Five hundred Pounds, to supply the Holy Island;
and hath since, at several times, paid the Sum of Seven
hundred Seventy-five Pounds more, other Part of the said
Fine: It is Ordered, That the Residue of the said Fine be,
and is hereby, remitted and discharged: And the said Sir
Humphry Mildmay, his Executors and Administrators,
are hereby absolutely freed and discharged from Payment
thereof, and every Part and Parcel thereof: And the
Committee at Goldsmiths Hall are to take Notice hereof;
and to bring in an Ordinance, in usual Form, for Discharge
of his Sequestration, and Pardon of his Delinquency.
Whereas, upon Information given of Treasure hidden
in and about the House of Calcott Chambre Esquire, in
Lambeth, * * * * have digged in and about the said
House, and made search for the same: It is Ordered,
That the Committee at Haberdashers Hall do take care,
that the said Searchers be satisfied for their Pains taken
therein. And it is further referred to the said Committee,
to take care that no Damage be done to the House of
the said Calcott Chambre by the said Search.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett, and Mr.
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you a
Letter, to be signed by the Speakers of both Houses,
and sent to the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight;
wherein they desire the Concurrence of this House; and
to put this House in mind of an Ordinance concerning
Mr. Charnock, formerly sent from the Lords.
Treaty with the King.
The Question being put, to agree with the Lords, That
the Letter, sent by the Lords, be signed by the Speakers of
both Houses; and be sent to the Commissioners in the
Isle of Wight;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Sir John Curson,
||Tellers for the Yeas:
|Sir Martin Lumley,
||With the Yeas,
||Tellers for the Noes:
||With the Noes,
So the Question passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the
Lords, That the Letter, sent from the Lords, be signed by
the Speakers of both Houses; and sent to the Commissioners, to the Isle of Wight;
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House doth agree with the Lords, That the Letter sent
from the Lords, be signed by the Speakers of both Houses;
and sent to the Commissioners in the Isle of Wight, as is
Whereas, upon the Twenty-ninth of March 1647, there
was charged upon the Receipt at Goldsmiths Hall, in
Course, the Sum of Six thousand Seven hundred and Forty
Pounds, to be paid unto the Committee for the County of
Hereford, towards the Satisfying of Two Months Pay of Arrears, and a Month's Advance, for the speedy Dispatch of the
Horse and Foot under the Command of Colonel John Birch
into Ireland; which Forces went not for that Service as was
intended, and did therefore only receive from the said
Committee Two Months Pay of Arrears: It is therefore
Ordered, by the Commons, assembled in Parliament, That
out of the Six thousand Seven hundred and Forty Pounds,
charged as aforesaid, intended for that Service, the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall do pay to Colonel John Birch, or
his Assignees, the Sum of Seven hundred and Fifty
Pounds, Part of the Six thousand Seven hundred and Forty
Pounds, in Part of his Arrears due for the Service of the
Parliament, certified by the Committee for the Accompts
of the whole Kingdom, and approved of by this House:
Whose Receipt shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge
to the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, for the said Sum,
when, in Course, it shall become payable. And it is further
Ordered, That Eight hundred Pounds more be paid to the
said Colonel Birch, or his Assigns, in Part of his Arrears,
stated and approved as aforesaid, out of the Sequestration
of the Estate of Sir Edward Morgan, of the County of
Monmouth, a Papist, in Arms: And the Committee for
Sequestrations of the said County of Monmouth, and their
Treasurers, are required to make Payment thereof to the
said Colonel, or his Assigns, accordingly: And his or
their Acquittance, for the Receipt thereof, shall be to the
said Committee, and their Treasurers, a sufficient Warrant
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.