"DIE Lunæ, 7 die Julii.
PRAYERS, by Dr. Staunton.
Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.
L. Viscount Say & Seale.
Jackson, E. of Warwick's Servant, Privilege.
Upon Complaint made to this House, by the Earl of
Warwicke, "That one Jackson, a Servant of
his Lordship's, is arrested, though his Protection was
Delinquents sent for.
It is Ordered, That the said Jackson be released
forthwith; and that John Stares and John Holcroft,
Bailiffs, that arrested him; and Garroway Reeve, Keeper
of the Prison in White Chappell, who refused to obey
the Protection; and that Samuell Wills and Ralph Ashby,
who are the Parties that sued forth the Bill in Middlesex,
shall be sent for, to appear before this House, to answer
Papers from the Scots Commissioners.
The Earl of Northumb. presented Papers to this House
from the Scotts Commissioners; which were read, as
1. Letter from the Earl of Leven, &c. directed to
the Committee of both Kingdoms, dated from Nottingham, 1 July, 1645. (Here enter it.)
2ly, Another Paper, dated the 4th July, 1645, to
desire that Provisions be sent down, to supply the
Scottch Army. (Here enter it.)
3ly, Another Scottch Paper, from the Scotch Commissioners, dated the 4th July, concerning Carlile, was read;
it being the same as was read on Saturday last.
Message to the H. C. for Commissioners to be sent down to the Scots Army; and that they may be provided with Provisions on their March.
Ordered, That these Papers be communicated to
the House of Commons; and to desire that Commissioners may be sent down to (fn. *) the Scottch Army; and
that Care may be taken that Provisions may be made for
the Scottch Army where they shall march. And presently
a Message was sent to the House of Commons, to this
Purpose, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page.
Papers concerning the Club-men in Wilts and Dorset.
Next, a Letter was read, from Sir Tho. Fairefax, sent
to the Committee of both Kingdoms, from Blanford,
July 3, 1645, at Seven in the Morning, concerning the
Club men in Wilts. (Here enter it.)
Also was read, a Warrant of the Club-men, under the
Hands of Tho. Bennett, Tho. Hollis, Tho. Rose, Wm.
Gould, Matthew Mervin, sent to the Tithing-man of
Ebbesbouren. (Here enter it.)
Next, the Examination of Christopher Dale, of Salisbury, was read, concerning the Club-men.
Also a Copy of a Petition of the Club-men was read,
directed to the King, for Peace, &c. And the like was
directed to the Houses of Parliament, mutatis mutandis.
(Here enter it.)
Officers in the Northern Association to have Commissions.
It is further reported, "That there are no Officers
in all the Northern Association that have Commissions,
except only Colonel Poyntz; nor can have any, until
the major Part of that Committee meet, which consists
of many Gentlemen of the several Counties; and
that, for Want of those Commissions, those Forces are
not in a Condition to act upon any Occasion or Emergency; and therefore to desire the Houses to consider
of some Expedient for the Supply of that Defect."
Message to the H. C. with the foregoing Papers.
Ordered, That all these Papers now reported shall
be communicated to the House of Commons.
And accordingly they were sent down to the House
of Commons, by Mr. Serjeant Fynch, &c.
Message from thence, with Ordinances; and a Declaration to The States General.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Mr. Greene, &c.
To desire their Lordships Concurrence in these Particulars following:
1. An Ordinance concerning the Prisoners at Algier.
(Here enter it.)
Read Thrice, and Agreed to.
2. Another Ordinance, concerning the Bonds taken
for the Impositions of One per Cent. for the releasing of
the Algier Prisoners, &c.
Read, and Agreed to with a small Alteration.
3. A Declaration to be sent to The States of The United
Provinces, concerning Shipping:
The Answer returned was:
That to the Ordinance concerning the Captives at Algier, their Lordships do agree to it; to the Ordinance
concerning the Bonds, and the Declaration, their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.
Message from the H. C. about sending Commissioners to Scotland, and preparing their Instructions; and for an Answer to their Votes about Carlisle.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons,
by Sir Rob't Pye Knight, &c.
1. To desire their Lordships that the Committee for
preparing Instructions to be sent with the Committee into
Scotland may meet this Afternoon.
Agreed to meet this Afternoon, at Three a Clock.
2. To acquaint their Lordships, that the House of
Commons hath named their Commissioners; and do desire
their Lordships would name those of this House.
Ordered, That the Two Commissioners Names shall
be (fn. *) positively named To-morrow Morning.
3. To put their Lordships in Mind of the Votes concerning Carlile, and to desire an Answer.
The Answer returned was:
That their Lordships have appointed their Committee
to meet this Afternoon; as to the rest of the Particulars,
their Lordships will send an Answer by Messengers of
Message from the Assembly of Divines, about Church Government.
A Message was brought from the Assembly of Divines, by Mr. Marshall and others:
That the Assembly of Divines formerly brought up
some Parts concerning the Government of the Church;
they have now sent up the whole in One Body, with
Ordinance to continue the Duty, for Relief of the Captives at Algiers.
"The Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament,
intending with all Speed to carry on that so pious a
Work, of the releasing of those distressed Captives,
taken by Turkish, Moorish, and other Pirates, to which
Purpose they are now sending away Dispatches for
Argier; but finding that the Monies already collected,
or which may be collected, by virtue of the Ordinances already granted, for the receiving of One Fourth
Part of One per Cent. imposed on all Goods and
Merchandize, and appropriated to that Use, will not
perfect the Work, without Continuance of the said
Duty; do therefore Order and Ordain, That the Ordinance of Parliament, of the 28th of January, 1644,
which expires the 11th of December next, for the
collecting of the said Duty and Imposition of One
Fourth Part of One per Cent. which is One Shilling
in every Twenty Shillings paid for Custom and Subsidy, according to the now Book of Rates established
by Authority of this present Parliament, upon all
Goods and Merchandize exported out of, and imported
into, this Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales,
and Port and Town of Berwicke, for the Relief of the
said distressed Captives, and every Clause and Article
therein contained, shall be observed, stand, and continue in full Force and Power, from the said 11th of
December next, inclusive, unto the 11th of December,
"And it is further Ordained, That the Chamberlain
of London, his Deputy or Deputies, and every of
them, shall be saved harmless, and indemnified, for
whatsoever Act or Acts they shall do in the Execution
of this Ordinance, according to the Clause of Indemnity in the said Ordinance of the 28th of January,
One Thousand Six Hundred Forty and Four."
Letter from Sir T. Fairfax, giving an Account of the Club-men in Wilts and Dorset, a numerous armed Body, who declare they take up Arms only for their own Defence, and not join either the King's or Parliament's Armies.
"For the Right Honourable the Committee of
both Kingdoms, at Darby House.
"My Lords and Gentlemen,
"My former Letter acquainted your Lordships with
my Resolutions to march Westwards, for the Relief of
Taunton; in Pursuance whereof, I am advanced as far
as Blandford. I could not hitherto give your Lordships an Account of the Conditions of these Counties
of Wilts and Dorsett, in Arms under the Name of
Club-men. They pretended only the Defence of
themselves from Plunderers, but not to side either
with the King's Forces or the Parliament's, but to give
Free Quarter to both: The Heads of them are all (so
far as I can learn) such as have either been in actual
Service in the King's Army (nay, some having Commands at the present with the King), or those that are
known Favourers of that Party. I hear they have
drawn up certain Articles, whereunto they have subscribed, for the managing and maintaining this new
Party. They have drawn up Petitions, one to the
King, the other to the Parliament, the Copies whereof
I have herewithall sent unto your Lordships. The
Heads of them have had some Treaties with the Governors of the Garrisons, both of the King and Parliament, that lie nearest to them, and have agreed to
pay Contribution to both; I hear, Fifty Pounds to
Tolston House, and the like to Langford House. They
have appointed Treasurers of their own, for receiving
and paying for the same; and the Garrisons, in Consideration hereof, are not to raise any Contribution to
themselves. I have sent your Lordship One of their
Warrants for raising Money, and paying it in to Mr.
Hollis of Salisbury, who is One of their Heads. For
that Purpose, they give Passes to One of their Party,
whom they call Associates, to pass freely in the Counties without Molestation. They list themselves under
several Officers daily, and meet in great Bodies at their
Rendezvous, and boast they can have Twenty Thousand Men at Four and Twenty Hours Warning for
assembling them together. Their Heads send out to
the several Towns; and, by ringing of Bells, and
sending Post from one Rendezvous to another, into
the several Towns and Hundreds, they draw into great
Bodies. For Distinction of themselves from other
Men, they wear White Ribbon, to shew, as they say,
their Desires of Peace. They meet with Drums,
flying Colours, and for Arms they have Muskets.
Some, I hear, have been sent them from Sherborne;
Fowling-pieces, Pikes, Halberts, great Clubs, and
such like. They take upon them to interpose betwixt
the Garrisons of either Side; and when any of their
Forces meet in Places where they have a sufficient
Power, as Salisbury and the like, they will not suffer
them to fight, but make them drink together, and so
make them Part to their several Garrisons. They
come into our Horse Quarters, and steal Horses where
they find them at Grass, and carry them into the
Woods. They will obey no Warrants further than
they are compelled, for sending in Provisions for the
Army, or Draughts for the Carriages. In these Two
Counties, they are abundantly more affected to the
Enemy than to the Parliament; and publicly declare, what Party soever falls on them, they will
join with the other; and those of the Inhabitants of
these Counties who are really affected to the Parliament do not join with them, but are daily threatened
by them, and suspect the Issue of it will be very mischievous. I have the Enemy before me, towards whom
I am advancing with all Expedition; and in my Rear
these Men, who, being very numerous, and acted by
Men so dangerous as for the most Part their Leaders
are, I know not what they may attempt. I desire
your Lordships Advice in this Business, being uncertain
what to do, until I hear from your Lordships. I am
careful to prevent any just Cause of Clamour from the
Country through any Disorders in the Army; and
hope there will be Care taken for the sending Money
to us, that they may be able to give Contentment to
the People, by discharging their Quarters: But I do
not at all doubt, that, if some speedy Course were
taken for their quieting, or suppressing them, it would
be no hard Work: I know not what it may prove to
in Time; I find them generally very confident of their
Cause and Party; and, if hereafter they should presume to give Laws to the Armies, as they do to the
Garrisons, it might be of evil Consequence. For the
present, I shall offer to your Lordships the commanding of Colonel Fines and Colonel Norton's Regiment
of Horse into these Parts, who, with the Assistance of
Colonel Ludlowe, the Sheriff of Wilts, (fn. *) and the Garrisons in these Parts, may be able at least to keep them
from drawing into any great Bodies, to the Disturbance
of the Country. I desire your Lordships speedy
Answer; and remain
"Your Lordships most
Blandford, July, 3d 1645, 7 in the Morning.
Dale's Deposition concerning their Proceedings.
"Christopher Dale, of Salisbury, examined, faith,
"That when he was taken Yesterday at Salisbury
Town's End, by a Soldier of this Army, upon Suspicion
of being a Spy, he was then returning Home to Salisbury from Wincanton, together with some Butchers of
that Town, with whom he went before to Wincanton,
to recover his Mare, which was taken away by Wincanton Club-men; and accordingly he had his Mare
restored to him at Wincanton, and was then bringing
her Home to Salisbury. He denieth that he came
purposely to view the Army, or went out of his
Way between Wincanton and Salisbury to view the
same; but it fortuned, that he was on his
Journey, the Army marched cross his Way; and
he kept on his Way through the Army, making no
Stay to observe it. He acknowledgeth that heretofore he bore Arms for the King, and served as a
Quarter-master under Colonel Bampfeild, of the Enemy's Party: But saith, He laid down his Arms about
Three Quarters of a Year ago, and hath never since
served on either Side. But he further saith, That of
late he hath associated himself with those that call
themselves "The Club-men of Salisbury;" that he
knoweth no other End of that Association, but to defend themselves and their Goods against all Plunderers, but not to oppose either Army; that, for the
Town of Salisbury, there are chosen Fifteen Men,
videlicet, Four out of every Parish, to be their Leaders, to guide and direct them; as namely, Mr. Hancock, Mr. Oniatt, Mr. Edmonds, and Mr. Greene, for
St. Thomas Parish; Mr. Jay, Mr. Hancock Brewer,
Mr. Lawes, and Mr. Choles Senior, for St. Edmond's
Parish; Doctor Hales Physician, Mr. Batt, Mr. Payne,
and Mr. Bee, for St. Martin's Parish; Mr. Thorpe,
Mr. Thackeell, Mr. Choles Junior, and
for Fisherton Parish; and Mr. Holles is Chief over all.
He conceiveth that in Salisbury there (fn. *) are about
Seven Hundred Club-men, which have at several
Times appeared; but he conceiveth that there are
more that are associated: That he believeth the Town
is able to furnish these Club-men with Arms, (videlicet,)
some with Pikes and Muskets, and others with Carbines and Pistols; but he thinketh there are not above
Two Hundred Muskets in all: That there is the like
Association of Club-men all over the County of Wilts;
and that divers Gentlemen in their several Parishes
do appear to conduct; but he can certainly name
none, but Mr. Justice Bennett, Mr. Gold of Ashton,
and Mr. Edward Topp: That (fn. †) they have met at several Rendezvous; that he was present at One Rendezvous at Grovely, where met the Club-men of Salisbury with some other Club-men of Part of the County; and at that Time there appeared about Four
Thousand, as was generally said and believed; and
besides this Rendezvous, there were kept other Rendezvouses for other Parts of the County; (videlicet,)
by Warmister, Stonage, White Parish, and Uphaven;
but what Numbers there met at those Rendezvouses
he knoweth not: That, at the Rendezvous where
he met at Grovely, there were certain Articles read
and proposed to them, which they all assented to by
giving a Shout; but what the Effect of those Articles were, more than to defend themselves against
Plunderers, he cannot tell; but it (fn. ‡) was then said,
they were to be sent to King and Parliament, to see
how they would like them; and Two or Three Days
after, some of the Garrisons of Foresley and Longford met at Salisbury with the Club-men, upon the
Invitations of the Club-men, when and where the said
Articles were again proposed, as he hath been ininformed; and that thereupon, in Conclusion, it was
agreed that the Club-men should give Fifty Pounds a
Week to each Garrison, until the King and Parliament had given an Answer to their Articles.
2 July, 1645.
Examinat. coram me,
Joh'e Milles, Advocate."
Warrant from the Club-men, to raise Money to pay a Weekly Allowance to the Garrisons of Fallersdoun and Langford, one belonging to the King, the other to the Parliament.
"Whereas several Petitions for Peace are intended
to be agreed upon by the Inhabitants of this County
of Wilts, and to be presented, the one to His Majesty,
the other to the Two Houses of Parliament; it was
thought fit, by divers Gentlemen and others Inhabitants of the Division of Sarum, who are already agreed
and entered into an Association concerning the same,
that, during such Time the said Petitions shall remain
unanswered, a speedy Course should be taken, by Way
of Treaty, between the said Gentlemen and Inhabitants of the said Division, and the Commanders of the
several Garrisons of Langford and Fallerdowne, as
well for the Peace and Safety of the Inhabitants of
the aforesaid Division, and others who are charged
by Way of Contribution, or otherwise charged or
molested by either of the Two Garrisons, as also for
the necessary Subsistence of the said Garrisons; upon
Notice whereof, divers Gentlemen and Inhabitants
of the said Division did meet, with the Commanders
of the several Garrisons, at Sarum, the 13th of this
Instant June, and there did conclude upon certain
Articles, both for the Peace and Safety of the County, and the Subsistence and Maintenance of the Two
Garrisons, as may appear under the Hands of the
Gentlemen and Inhabitants of the said Division, and
Commanders of the said Garrison, together with a
Confirmation under the Hands of the Committee
then at Fallersdowne, in the Behalf of that Garrison:
Therefore, you, the Inhabitants of the Parish of Ebbesbourne Wake, are desired, by the Gentlemen whose
Names are here subscribed, to pay, or cause to be
paid, to the sworn Constable of the Hundred, the
Sum of Two Pounds, Eighteen Shillings, and Four
Pence Half-penny, at or before the 21th of this
Instant June, being for One whole Week then last
past, whereby the Constable may return and pay the
same to Thomas Hollis, of New Sarum, Gentleman,
who is deputed by the Gentlemen and Inhabitants
to receive the same, to the Intent to discharge the
Payments promised to the Garrisons, and for the same
to be accomptable when he shall be thereunto required; and, upon Accompt, to pay the Remainder
of his Receipts, if any such shall be, unto such as he
shall be ordered therein: And you are likewise to
return the several Names of every Person who stand
charged therewith within your Tithing, together
with the particular Sum of every such Person so taxed, and who they are within your Tithing that refuse
or neglect to pay the same.
"It is conceived the Payments henceforward will not amount to so great
To the Tithing-man of Ebbesboren.
"Symon White, Constable."
Petitions from the Club-men to the King and Parliament, for procuring a Peace.
To the King's most Excellent Majesty.
"The humble Supplication of Your Majesty's most
loyal and obedient Subjects, the distressed Protestants inhabiting the County of
"That Your Suppliants, having more deeply than
many other Parts of this Kingdom tasted the Miseries
of this unnatural intestine War, which have been
the more extremely embittered unto them by the
Pressures of many Garrisons both here and in the
neighbour Counties, and the opposite Armies continually drawn upon them by the reason thereof, did
lately hope, that, by Means of the Treaty proposed
by Your Majesty to the Honourable Houses of Parliament, at Uxbridge, they might once again have reaped
the blessed Issue of their long-lost Peace, in the happy
Accommodation of the present Differences, without
further Effusion of Christian Blood: But finding themselves utterly fallen from those Hopes, and too too justly
fearing that the Extremity of these Calamities (which
the Continuance of this bloody War is likely to produce) will daily grow more insupportable, unless
our Christian Divisions may timely be prevented by
some sudden Accomodation;
"They do here first and freely acknowledge, with
Sorrow and Shame, before God and Man, that as it was
their extreme Ingratitude, with the Disesteem and
Abuse of their former Peace, which justly bereft
them of that inestimable Blessing, so it is their manifold Unworthiness which yet withholds it from them;
and therefore, in Submission to the Disposition of
the Divine Clemency, they cease not heartily to pray,
that, in His good Time, He would graciously answer
the uncessant Supplications of His Church with a
blessed Restoration of His and their Peace; and that
they be not wanting to themselves, in the Search
and Pursuance of those which may procure such a
happy Restitution, they likewise cast themselves at
Your Majesty's Royal Feet, humbly imploring, that,
by lending a gracious Ear, a farther Treaty for Peace,
if it shall be proffered to Your Majesty by the Two
Houses of Parliament, for the Proposal whereof Your
Petitioners have made like Address unto them, that
such a firm Peace may once again be established
amongst us, as may prove for the Advancement of
God's Glory in the Maintenance of the true Reformed Protestant Religion, for the Safe-guard of
Your Majesty's Royal Person, Honour, and Estate,
for the securing of the Privileges and Immunities of
Parliaments, and for the Preservation of the Liberties
and Properties of the Subject; all which they humbly
conceive to be the Four main Articles of that general Protestation, to which the Body of this Kingdom hath formerly sworn: And although they dare
not presume to intromit themselvs into the Debate of
those Two great Mysteries of State, concerning the
Prerogatives inseparable from Your Majesty's Royal
Person and Power, or the just Privileges of Parliaments, both which are lest to to their Prayers (only
for a wished Determination and a happy Composition
of them); yet they find themselves bound in Conscience, first and chiefly as Christians, to maintain and
advance, with the utmost Hazard of their Lives and
Fortunes, the true Reformed Protestant Religion;
and next, as free-born English, not degenerating
from the Virtues of their Fathers, by all possible and
lawful Means to preserve and uphold the native Inheritance of their Laws, their Liberties, and Properties, which they equally hold in Esteem even with
"And the said Petitioners do likewise humbly pray,
that, in case such a Treaty may be mutually and unseignedly admitted, Your Majesty for Your Part
would once again be graciously pleased to press the
Cessation of Arms during the said Treaty, if the Two
Houses of Parliament may be induced to do the same,
that a Treaty of Peace may not proceed in Blood.
And because Your Petitioners are no longer able to
subsist under the impossible Observance of the contrary Commands of so many Garrisons and several
Armies, who, under Pretence of Contribution, and by
immesurable Taxes, continual Free Quarter, and uncessant Plunderings (contrary to Your Majesty's Proclamation in that Behalf), have scarcely left Your
poor Suppliants sufficient for the Support of Life;
they do most humbly beseech Your Sacred Majesty,
that, out of Your Royal Clemency, whereby You
were wont to resent the Misery of Your poor distressed Subjects, You would be graciously pleased, that
the Number of Your Garrisons in this County may
be lessened, in case the Two Houses of Parliament
shall, upon Your Subjects Petition to them in that
Behalf, do the like with the Garrisons in their Hands;
and that all such Your Garrisons as shall seem necessary to be upheld within this County, for the Defence
thereof, may be intrusted in the Hands of the said
County, to be maintained at the Charges of the Inhabitants thereof, and not to be delivered up by
them unto any Persons, but such only as, by the
joint Consent of Your Majesty and the Two Houses
of Parliament, shall be authorized to receive the same:
And they most humbly pray, that, during their Service in maintaining the Garrisons, Your Majesty
would be graciously pleased to free the said Inhabitants from all Manner of Payments, and other incumbent Charges, save only the necessary Quarter of
Your Majesty's Armies in their March towards other
"And because many dissolute Persons, making Advantage of these distempered Times, and of the Abatement of the Edge of Justice, do without Restraint
commit many heinous Offences, to the great Dishonour of Almighty God, and the Scandal of Your
Royal Government established by the Laws of this
Realm; they further humbly pray, that all Acts of
Parliament unrepealed, and yet in Force, against such
Offenders, may be presently put in Execution, by
such Officers as the same Acts enable thereunto,
without any their Disturbance in the due Execution
thereof; and that all such Persons, that either (fn. *) are,
or have been, in Arms, or otherwise assistant to either
Party, in this unhappy War, who for Fear have absented themselves from the Places of their usual
Abode, or are imprisoned only as Favourers of the
other Party, may be peaceably permitted to return
to their wonted Habitations, and to the Obedience of
the established Laws.
"And Your said Petitioners humbly desire Your
Gracious Majesty to understand, that their frequent
Meetings have been hitherto, as appears, for no other
End, save only for Opportunity jointly to represent
their great Grievances by this innocent and humble
Way of Petitioning; and to unite themselves, as by
the Purport of the Protestation and Your Majesty's
Gracious Proclamations in their Behalf they humbly
conceive they lawfully may do, for the Maintenance
of their Religion, Laws, Liberties, and Properties,
against all unlawful Violence and Plundering whatsoever, until it shall please Almighty God to put
a Period to those sad Distractions.
"In the last Place, for the Prevention of all Misunderstanding, and for the fuller Expression of their
peaceable Intentions in whatsoever may be requirable of them as touching the Premises, they do humbly beseech Your Gracious Majesty, that they may
have Your Majesty's Warrant, for the safe Intercourse of those who shall be employed by them in
Address to Your Sacred Majesty."
The like Petition to the Parliament, from the Clubmen, mutatis mutandis.
Letter from the Earl of Leven, and the Scotch Commissioners with their Army, that they are going to march into Worcestenshire; and for a Scots Garrison to be in Carlile.
"For the Right Honnorable the Committee of
"My Lords and Gentlemen,
"Wee have resolved, accordinge to your Lordship's
Desire, to advance to Worcester, and are this Day to
begin our March from hence, notwithstandinge of
many Difficultyes and Wants. Your Lordships will bee
particularly informed by our Commissioners, who are
with you, concerning our Necessityes, and the Supplyes and Provisions which are desired; as alsoe concerning the Necessity of a Scottish Garrison and Governor in Carlile, for the Safety of our Borders,
which wee looke upon as of such Consequence, as
without it wee can expect noe better then that the
malignant and disaffected Party in the Northerne Countyes of this Kingdome, and their Correspondents and
Compleices in the Kingdome of Scotland, co-operating
together, will make such Commotions and Troubles
upon the Borders, as will necessitate the Estates of
Scotland to recall this Army, or a Part thereof; all
which, together with some other Perticulers, soe soone
as they shall bee represented to your Lordships by
our Commissioners upon the Place, wee intreate and
expect from your Lordships that you will improve
your Creditt with the Honnorable Houses of Parliament, that wee may have such a sattisfactory Answere
retourned, as may bee an Encouragment to this Army
in this Advance Southward, and may entertaine mutuall Trust and Confidence betweene the Kingdomes.
Nottingbam, 1 Julii, 1645.
"Most humble Servaunts,
Paper from the Scots Commissioners, for a constant Supply of Money; for their Army to be supplied with Necessaries and Provisions on their March, with Ordnance, Ammunition, &c. and for it to be recruited with Men, Horses, and Arms.
"Wee are desired by the Comittee of Estates of
the Kingdome of Scotland residing with the Scottish
Army, now on their March to Worcester, to represent,
by your Lordships, to the Honnorable Houses of
Parliament, the Particulars following:
"That a solide and effectuall Course bee taken, for
the constant Payment of the Moneyes due for the
Monethly Entertainment of the Army.
"That, for the better mannaging of the Warr, and
that there may not bee Want of Provisions and other
Necessaryes for the Army, as formerly there hath
bin, to the greate Discouragment of the Souldiers, and
Prejudice of the Publique Service, a Committee bee
speedily sent from both Houses, according to the
Treaty, to reside with the Army, authorised with
Power for that Purpose.
"That Orders bee sent to the severall Countyes, to
furnish Provisions and other Necessaryes to the Army.
"That, least the Army should bee reduced to Extreamityes through Want of their Pay, and the Countyes
Unwillingnes to afford them Provisions, the Committee have Power to cause provide necessarye Entertainment for the Army, by Billett, Assessment, or
"That, upon any necessary Occasion, some greate
Ordnance, with their Furniture and Ammunition,
and for the present 100 Barrells of Powder, with
Match and Ball proportionable, bee provided, and
sent to Coventry or Warwicke.
"That Spades, Shovells, Mattocks, and other Materialls, bee in Readines, upon all Occasions, for the
Use of the Army; and a constant Number of
Draughts to attend their Marchinge and Removeinge.
"That the additionall Forces of Horse and Foote,
soe often promised, bee condescended upon, and made
certaine, to joyne presently, and remaine constantly
with the Army; the Forces formerly designed not
being in Effect the Number they were esteemed;
and those few that were drawne together being retourned to theire severall Garrisons, and are scarce a
Strength sufficient to secure the Country from the
Garrisons of Newarke and other Places.
"That, the Enemyes Strength consisting most in
Horse, a competent Some may bee speedily provided, out of the Arreares due to the Army, for raiseing of 1000 Horse; and that Pistolls and Sadles
bee provided for those Horse, and speedily sent to the
"That 500 Paire of Pistolls bee presently sent to
"That, in every County where the Army shall come,
a Proportion of Horse may bee afforded, upon reasonable Rates, to supply the Horses that shall faile
upon Service, which is to bee discounted out of the
Arreares of the Army, and paid to the Owner of the
Horse by the Parliament; which, as it is most necessary for the Service, and keepeing the Number of the
Cavalry entire, foe it will prevent the Prejudice and
Complaints of the Country, from haveing their Horse
taken without Sattisfaction.
"That, since now the Scottish Army, by whome the
Northerne Countyes were reduced and kept in Obedience to the King and Parliament, is marched South,
the Forces appointed by Ordinance of Parliament
may bee speedily raised in the Northerne Countyes,
and ordered to keepe the Feilds for the Security of
the Northerne Parts, least the Malignants, joyning with
the King's Garrisons, raise new Forces, and strengthen
themselves, to the spoyling and wasting of the Country, or sending a Party to disturbe the Borders of
Scotland; all which may now bee prevented with
greater Ease and Security then afterward can bee
remedied, and, if neglected, may prove the looseinge of
the Northerne Countyes, and may occasion the draweinge backe the Scottish Army; who, findinge the North
secured, and the Borders of Scotland free of Danger,
will with the greater Confidence and Resolution prosecute the Warre in the South.
"That speciall Care bee had for secureinge the Citty
"That Fower Troopes from the Northerne Forces bee
appointed to attend Colonel Walden, now Sheriff of
the County of Northumberland; the Generall beinge
to call away the Fower Troopes of the Scottish Cavalry
that are with him for the present.
"That Colonell Generall Poynes bee desired, by the Parliament, to hould Correspondence with his Excellency
the Earle of Leven.
"That all Townes, Castles, Garrisons, Forts, Bridges,
and Passes, under the Power of the Parliament, where
the Scottish Army shall come, bee patent to them; and
the Governors and Comaunders thereof, by Ordinance of Parliament, bee appointed and directed to
assist and supply them upon all Occasions.
4 Julii, 1645.
"By Commaund of the Commissioners
for the Parliament of Scotland.