DIE Veneris, 13 die Junii.
PRAYERS, by Mr. Arrowsmith.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
Angell's Exchange for Ambrose;
It was moved, "That whereas a Warrant was granted,
under Prince Rupert's Hand, to Mr. John Angell, Minister, to come to London, to procure his Exchange
for Dainiell Ambrose, Doctor in Divinity:"
(fn. *) Then the said Exchange was read.
And this House Agreed to this.
and Grey's for Sir W. Riddell.
The House was further informed, "That an Overture is made, that Mr. Job Grey, Prisoner at Leycester,
may be exchanged for Sir Wm. Riddell."
And this House approved of this Exchange.
The Lord Robertes reported as follows:
Members of the Sub-committee of both Kingdoms allowed to report to both House their Negotiations for procuring the delivering up any of the Enemy's Forts, &c.
"Die Jovis, 12 Junii, 1645.
"At the Committee of both Kingdoms, at Derby
"Ordered, That it be reported to both Houses,
That this Committee hath given Liberty to the Members of the Sub-committee, who had Power to treat
for delivering up any considerable Garrison of the
Enemy's, or bringing over any considerable Force,
and for sending out such as keep Intelligence with the
Enemy; that any of the said Sub-committee, it being
now dissolved, may give an Account of their Proceedings therein to the Houses, or any Committee appointed by the Houses; and that the Houses be desired to use Expedition in dispatching this Business,
for avoiding the Aspersions that may be cast upon the
Members of that Sub-committee.
Paper from the Scots Commissioners concerning it.
"That the Paper given in by my Lord Chancellor
of Scotland and my Lord Warreston, concerning their
Knowledge in this Business, of the Proceedings thereof, be reported to both Houses.
Scots Army advanced to Doncaster.
"That it be reported to both Houses, That the
Scottish Army is advanced this Day to Doncaster; and
had been further advanced, if Draught-horses and
Carriages had been timely provided.
Message from the Ld. Mayor, &c. about regaining Leicester.
"That it be reported to the Houses, That this Committee received a Message from the Lord Mayor and
Court of Aldermen of London, desiring that some
Forces might be employed for the re-gaining of Leycester: To which the Committees returned Answer,
That they knew no such probable Way for the effecting thereof, as to encourage the Advance of the
Scotts Army Southward; that there was a great Arrear due to the Scotts Army; and that Four Months
of the Ordinance for their Monthly Entertainment
was near past; that therefore this Committee did
earnestly recommend it to the Lord Mayor and Court
of Aldermen, to think of some Way for advancing
a Month's Pay to that Army, upon the Security of
the Ordinance, for their Monthly Entertainment,
whereof Ten Thousand Pounds was due by the City
Committee to treat with the City, for a Month's Pay for the Scots.
"And that both Houses be desired to appoint a Committee, to treat with the Lord Mayor and Court of
Aldermen and Common Council, for this Month's
Pay, upon Security of the Ordinance.
"Gualter Frost, Secretary."
"The Paper given in by my Lord Wareston to
the Committee of both Kingdomes, 12 Junii,
1645, together with my Lord Chancellor's
Paper from the Scots Commissioners concerning the Sub-committee of both Kingdoms negotiating for the Delivery of some of the King's Forts, &c.
"All my Knowledge concerning the Sub-comitte
is this only, That this Sub-comittee was made first,
and then renewed, without putting any of our Number upon it; yea, none of us remarking that such a
Thing was appointed: That, within Two Daies after
the renewing of it, some of the Members of the
Houses in this Comittee called for the Order, and
desired some of our Number to be added; whereupon, about the 7th of May, my Lord Chancellor
was added, and I in his Lordship's Absence: That,
untill the Afternoone wherein the Report was made
to the Comittee, being the Sixth of June, I was never called to that Sub-committee: That, the Day
before the Reporte, my Lord Say was pleased to tell
me thus in generall, "That the Busines was some
Overtures for the surrendring of Oxford, and bringing over to the Parliament some of the King's Horse;
and that he would take some Tyme to comunicate
the Particulers to my Lord Chancellor and me:"
That, at that Meeting, imediately before the Reporte, my Lord Say told me, "That it was Goring's
Horse should be brought over; that Colonel Legg
was the Man who should surrender Oxford; and that
my Lord Savill was the Man who did dealt with the
one and the other, and who assured him of it; as alsoe
that he had revealed to a Lady, by deciphering a
Letter come to him from Oxford, that Holles was the
Man who kept Weekely Correspondence with Digby;
but withall, that now he heard the Busines would
fayle:" Wereupon we all resolved, for preventing Jealousies and Misereports of the Sub-comittee, to make
our Reporte to the Committee, and to desire the vacating of that Order, and to speake nothing of Mr.
Holles, because we conceved there was no sufficient
Ground to call any Man's Name in Question, or make
it good; and soe the Reporte was made. Since the Reporte Yesterday Night, my Lord Say was pleased to
tell me the rest of the Circumstances, which now his
Lordship reports to the Comittee; and to shew to
me my Lord Savile's Letter to my Lady Temple.
"The Lord Chancellor of Scotland did further declare, "That he did not know that there was any
such Sub-comittee appointed, [ (fn. *) nor any such Order or Power given to them; nether when it was first
appoynted], nor when it was againe renewed; but
that his First Knowledge of it was upon the Seventh
of May, at which Tyme he and my Lord Wareston
were added to that Sub-comittee; but that he was
never called to that Sub-comittee, nor did meete
with them, nor knowe any Thinge at all of the
Busines till the Sub-comittee was vacated; after
which Tyme, my Lord Say was pleased to acquaint
Message to the H. C. with these Papers;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page:
To communicate the aforesaid Papers reported from
the Committee of both Kingdoms this Day.
to expedite Mr. Porter's Ordinance, to be Vicar of Plymouth;
2. To desire they would give Expedition to an Ordinance formerly sent down to them, concerning the Vicarage of Plymouth.
and about the foregoing Exchanges;
3. To desire Concurrence, that Mr. John Angell, Minister, may be exchanged for Daniell Ambrose, Doctor in
Divinity; and that Mr. Job Grey may be exchanged for
Sir Wm. Riddeall.
Mrs. Smith's Petition, to compel her Husband to pay her an Allowance.
Upon reading the Petition of Eliz. Smyth; complaining, "That she had an Order of the Council Table, that
her Husband should pay her Forty (fn. *) Pounds per Annum for her Maintenance, which now he refuseth to
pay; therefore desires Relief from this House."
It is Ordered, That the Consideration of this Petition is referred to the Committee for Petitions; and the
Judges to attend.
Lady Delawar's Privilege, in a Suit in Chancery, to be considered.
Upon Report of the Earl of Kent, "That the Commissioners of the Great Seal are petitioned to grant a
Letter, to summon the Lady Ella Ware to appear,
and answer a Bill in Chancery."
And it is Ordered, That she being the Wife of a
Peer of this Realm, that this Business be considered of
by the Committee for Privileges, who are to meet on
Monday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon;
and Report to be made to this House thereof. The
Earl of Kent to be added to that Committee.
Message from the H. C. to fit a white.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Rob't Harley:
To desire their Lordships would please to fit a while.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will fit a while, as is desired.
Message from the H. C. with Ordinances.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir John Evelyn Knight;
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Particulars:
1. An Ordinance for sending out a Regiment of Dragoons, for Relief of the Brigade at Taunton.
(Here enter it.)
Read Thrice, and Agreed to.
2. An Ordinance for the associating the several Counties of Yorke, Lancaster, Nottingham, Bishopric of Durham, Northumb. Cumberland, and Westm'land.
The Answer returned was:
That this House agrees to the Ordinance for the Regiment of Dragoons; as concerning the Northern Ordinance, their Lordships will take it into Consideration,
and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Rule & al. for disturbing the Countess, of Sussex's Fishery at Burnham, released.
Upon reading the Petition of Edward Rule, John
Andrewes, Jeremiah Haukin, John Robjohn, and Ric'd
Robjohn, promising never for the Time to come to offend in any of the Fishings of the Countess of Sussex;
and this House being informed that they have given Satisfaction to the said Lady: It is Ordered, That the
said Petitioners shall be released from their Imprisonment, paying their Fees.
The Earl of Warwicke reported as follows:
"Die Martis, 10 Junii, 1645.
Committee of the Admiralty to grant Passes for Merchants, &c. to go beyond Sea.
"At the Committee of Lords and Commons for
the Admiralty and Cinque Ports.
"Whereas this Committee are frequently moved to
grant Passes, for divers Persons to go beyond Seas;
Ordered, That both Houses be desired to signify
their Pleasure in that Behalf; this Committee being
unwilling to take upon them to grant such Passes till
the Parliament's Pleasure be particularly declared,
though they conceive that Power is intended them,
as belonging to the Lord Admiral; and the Earl of
Warwicke is desired to move the same in the House of
Ordered, That this House thinks it fit that the said
Committee have Power to grant Passes for Merchants;
and the Concurrence of the House of Commons desired
Scots Officers Petition for Supplied.
Upon reading the Petition of divers Scottish Officers;
desiring, "That some Consideration may (fn. *) be had of
them, for supplying of their great Wants and Necessities."
It is Ordered, That this Petition be specially recommended to the House of Commons, that they would
give some speedy Relief to the pressing Necessities of
Order for Forces under Colonel Webb, to march to the Relief of Taunton.
"Whereas the Committee of the Militia of London,
and the Parts adjacent, within the Lines of Communication and Parishes mentioned in the Weekly Bills
of Mortality, according to the Desire of the House of
Commons, dated the 17th of June Instant, have provided a Regiment of Dragoons, consisting of Five
Hundred mounted Musketeers, or more, for this present Expedition into the West, for the Relief of the
Brigade at Taunton; towards the Charge whereof,
divers Sums have been voluntarily subscribed and
collected, in the City of London, and within the Lines
of Communication and Parishes mentioned in the
Weekly Bills of Mortality, and Hamlets of The Tower:
It is Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the said Committee shall have
Power, and are hereby authorized, to send forth
the said Regiment, under the Command of Colonel
Webb, and such other Officers as they shall think fit,
and cause them to march unto, and join with, other
Forces, under the Command of Colonel Massy, or
any other Commander in Chief appointed by the
Two Houses of Parliament, or by the Committee of
both Kingdoms, for the Service aforesaid; which being performed, the said Committee shall have Power
to give Order to the said Colonel Webb, to march
back, with his said Regiment, to London, and the Parts
adjacent: And it is further Ordained, by the said
Lords and Commons, That the whole Money now
collected by Way of Contribution shall be employed
upon the Forces now set forth by the Committee of
the Militia, and for the Relief and Service of Taunton; and that what the Charge of this Expedition
shall exceed the Money so collected as aforesaid, shall
be paid and satisfied by an Assessment to be laid by
Authority of Parliament, according to the new Establishment of the Army under the Command of Sir Thomas
Fairefax; and the said Committee, and their Subcommittees, and all other Persons acting in the Premises, shall be saved harmless, by Authority of both
Houses of Parliament."
House adjourned till 9a cras.