House of Lords Journal Volume 7
26 September 1645

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'House of Lords Journal Volume 7: 26 September 1645', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 7: 1644 (1767-1830), pp. 599-603. URL: http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33407 Date accessed: 21 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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DIE Veneris, 26 die Septembris.

PRAYERS, by Mr. Delmy.

Ds. Grey de Warke, Speaker.

Comes Kent.
Comes Nottingham.
Comes Denbigh.
Comes Midd.
Comes Essex.
Comes Warwicke.
Ds. Bruce.
Ds. Robertes.
Ds. Mountague.
Ds. North.

Answer from the H. C.

Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this Answer to the Message sent Yesterday:

1. That they concur in the Votes concerning the Earl of Denbigh's Fidelity and Affection to the State; as to the other Part, concerning his Rights, they will take it into present Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their own.

2. They agree to the Alteration in the Votes concerning the Scotts Army. (Here enter it.)

3. They agree to the Vote for making the Earl of Warwicke Governor of Guernsey and Jersey.

4. They agree to the Ordinance for enabling the Commissioners of the Great Seal to pass the Commission for Ulster under the Great Seal. (Here enter it.)

5. They agree to the Business concerning The Sumer Islands.

6. As concerning the Exchange of the Irish Prisoners, and the Ordinance concerning Mr. Feilde and Captain Battyn's Business, they will send an Answer by Messengers of their own.

Preachers at the Fast thanked.

Ordered, That Doctor Gouge and Dr. Wincupp have hereby Thanks given them, for preaching before the Peers, the last Fast-day, at the Abbey Church; and that they are desired to print their Sermons.

Preachers at the next.

Ordered, That Mr. Doctor Burges and Mr. Wilson are appointed to preach before the Peers, the next Fast-day, at the Abbey Church, at Westm.

Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance;

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Earle;

To desire Concurrence in these Particulars following:

1. An Ordinance for issuing out Five Thousand Pounds, out of the Excise, for Bassinge. (Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

with Committees Names for Dorset;

2. That Mr. John Bruen, Mr. Wm. Hussey, Rob't Coker Esquire, John Squibb, Walter Foy, John Frye of Ewerminster, and John Whiteway, Gentlemen, shall and are hereby (fn. *) added to the Committee of the County of Dorsett.

Agreed to.

with Names of Sheriffs for some Counties;

(fn. †) 3. That John Fitz-Jaames Esquire (fn. ‡) be High Sheriff of the County of Dorsett; and that the Commissioners for the Great Seal do issue a Commission to him accordingly.

Agreed to.

4. That John Osborne Esquire be High Sheriff of the County of Rutland; that the Commissioners of the Great Seal do grant him a Patent accordingly.

Agreed to.

and with Committees Names for Devon.

5. That Sir Francis Drake Baronet be High Sheriff of the County of Devon; and that the Commissioners of the Great Seal grant him a Patent accordingly.

Agreed to, with this Addition; videlicet,

["And that Christopher Savery, of Shilston, Esquire, in the County of Devon, Phillip Crocker Esquire, and Ric'd Wood Esquire, be added to the Committee of the County of Devon."]

The Answer returned was:

Answer.

That this House will send an Answer, by Messengers of their own, to the Vote concerning the High Sheriff for the County of Devon: To all the rest of the Particulars of this Message, this House (fn. ||)

Petition from Trinity College, Cambridge.

A Petition was presented to this House, from the Fellows of Trynity Hall, in the University of Cambridge, and read. (Here enter it.)

Nothing Resolved herein now.

Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Wm. Lewis, &c.

To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance for the Support of the Earl of Essex, late Lord General.

(Here enter it.)

Read Thrice, and Agreed to.

The Answer returned was:

Answer.

That this House agrees to the Ordinance now brought up.

The Earl of Warwicke reported from the Committee of both Kingdoms a Letter from Sir Tho. Fairefax, with an inclosed Letter to him from the Prince.

The Letters were read. (Here enter them.)

Letter from Sir T. Fairfax, inclosing a Letter from the Prince of Wales.

"My Lords and Gentlemen,

"His Highness the Prince of Wales sent me by his Trumpet this inclosed Letter, which doth express what he desires from both Houses of Parliament. I thought it my Duty, by your Lordships Means, to acquaint them with it, and not to hinder the hopeful Blossom of our young Peace-maker (if I may be so bold here to term him so), which may prove a Flower in his Title more glorious and sweet to us than the rest of his Ancestors, if it please the Lord to create Peace by him. I shall desire to know your Lordships further Pleasure in this, which shall be observed by

"Your Lordships humble Servant,

Bath, 20 Sept. 1645.

"Th. Fairefax.

"For the Right Honourable the Committee of both Kingdoms, at Darby House, in Chanell Row. These."

The Prince's Letter.

Letter from the Prince of Wales, desiring a Pass for Two of his Council to go to the King, to endeavour to procure a Peace.

"For Sir Thomas Fairefax.

"We have so deep a Sense of the present Miseries and Calamities of this Kingdom, that there is nothing that we more earnestly pray for to Almighty God, than that He would be pleased to restore unto it a happy Peace; and we should think it a great Blessing of God upon us, if we might be so happy as to be an Instrument in the advancing of it.

"And therefore we have resolved to send Two of our Council unto the King our Father, with some such Overtures as we are hopeful may much conduce thereunto; and do hereby desire you to send, or procure from the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament at Westm. a safe Conduct, for the Lord Hopton and Lord Culpepper, with Twelve Servants, to go to our Royal Father, and to return to us. And we shall then manifest to the World our most earnest Endeavours to stop this Issue of Blood, which must otherwise in a short Time render this unhappy Land most miserable.

"Given at our Court at Execter, this 15th of September, 1645.

"Charles, P."

Message to the H. C. with these Letters.

Hereupon it is Ordered, That the Prince his Highness' Letter, and that of Sir Tho. Fairefax, be recommended to the Committee of both Kingdoms, and to be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners; that the said Committee take the said Letters in present Consideration, and return their Sense to both Houses respectively, with all convenient Speed; and that the Concurrence of the House of Commons be desired.

Which Letters were presently sent down to the House of Commons, with the Sense of this House, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page.

Jennings's Charge to be sent up from Plymouth.

This Day Abraham Jennings, at this Bar, informed this House, "That whereas he was to have been permitted to come up to London from Plymouth, and that the Charge against him was to be sent up with him; which is not done, but Security taken by the Governor Keir by Bond for his Return."

It is Ordered, That the Governor do send (fn. *) up to this House the said Security the said Jenings hath entered into; and that they send up the Charge, if they have any against him, immediately; and that they shew Cause why they took Security of him, and by whose Order, contrary to the Order of this House.

Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance.

A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Sir Wm. Lewis:

To desire Concurrence in an Ordinance for paying Five Hundred Pounds to Sir Philip Stapilton.

(Here enter it.)

Agreed to.

The Answer returned was:

Answer.

That this House agrees to the Ordinance now brought up.

Petition from Trinity College, Cambridge, for Leave to elect a Master.

"To the Right Honourable the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament.

"The humble Petition of the Fellows of Trinity Hall, in the University of Cambridge;

"Sheweth,

"That, upon the Death of Dr. Eaden, late Master of the same College, they did, according to the Statutes of the same, elect into the Place of Master there John Selden Esquire, a worthy Member of the House of Commons, by the 23th Day of July last past; after which, (videlicet) on the Sixth Day of August last, an Order was made by both Houses of Parliament, concerning your Power of Election, which is hereto annexed; in humble Reverence whereunto, although they had so before elected, yet they have abstained from further Prosecution of the same Election, lest they might seem in any Way to offend against the said Order.

But in respect that in the mean Time the said College is very much, and more and more will daily be, incommodated in Matter both of Interest and Government, for Want of a Matter fully invested in the said Place, to their great Prejudice and Damage;

They humbly pray, that it may be declared, that they may have that free Liberty to proceed upon the said Election, and to be wholly restored to their former Freedom of choosing a Master there, in like Manner as they have done before the said Order.

And they shall pray, &c.

Thomas Cullier.
Henry Pelsant. Will'm Forth. John Pepys.
Rob't Wiseman. Christoph. Lagor.
Tobias Wickham.
"Andrew Owen. Robert Twells."

Order for 500 l. to Sir P. Stapilton.

"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies at Habberdashers Hall do pay unto Sir Phillip Stapleton Knight, a Member of the said House of Commons, the Sum of Five Hundred Pounds, upon Accompt, in Part of the Arrears due unto him upon this Entertainment."

Ordinance for an Annuity of 10,000 l. per Ann. to the E. of Essex, and to paid the Arrears of it.

"The Lords and Commons, calling to Mind the heroic Valour, prudent Courage, and unspotted Fidelity, of Robert Earl of Essex, in discharging of that high and important Command of Captain General of the Forces raised by the Parliament; and that, although, by an Ordinance of the 26th of May, 1643, the said Lords and Commons, taking Notice of the great Losses and Sufferings of the said Earl, both in his Personal and Real Estate, and of his faithful Service both to the Parliament and Kingdom, did Order and Ordain, That Ten Thousand Pounds per Annum should be paid to the said Earl and his Assigns, out of the Monies raised by seizing and sequestering the Goods and Estates of Delinquents, yet the same hath not been paid to the said Earl, as in Right it ought to have been:

"Therefore the said Lords and Commons do Order and Ordain, That all the Arrears which shall be due, by virtue of the said Ordinance, the Day of the passing of this Ordinance, shall be duly paid to the said Earl, and his Assign or Assigns, out of the Profits of the said Sequestrations, next and immediately after the Sum of Five Thousand Pounds, yet remaining unpaid to our Brethren of Scotland, be discharged; and do further Ordain and Declare, That the said Sum of Ten Thousand Pounds per Annum shall be justly and duly satisfied and paid, to the said Earl, and his Assign or Assigns, from and after the passing of this Ordinance, in such Manner as heretofore is expressed; that is to say, that the Sum of Five Thousand Pounds per Annum, Part of the Ten Thousand Pounds, shall, from and after the passing of this Ordinance, be duly answered and paid to the said Robert Earl of Essex, and his Assign or his Assigns, Quarterly, by Four equal Payments, the First Payment thereof to begin on the 29th of September, 1645, out of the Monies raised, and to be raised, by the seizing and sequestering the Goods and Estates of Delinquents: And the said Lords and Commons do hereby authorize and require the Treasurers for Sequestrations to pay unto the said Earl, and his Assign or Assigns, the said Sum of Five Thousand Pounds per Annum, in such Manner as hereby is directed; and for their so doing, this present Ordinance shall be their Warrant and Discharge.

And it is further Ordered and Ordained, That the Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, hereafter named, late Parcel of the Estate and Possessions of Arthur Lord Capell, a Delinquent, in Arms against the Parliament; that is to say, the Mansionhouses of Cayshebury and Little Haddam, with the Parks and Lands thereto belonging; the Manor of Cayshoe, with all the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances, thereto belonging, and therewith usually letten or enjoyed, set, lying, and being, in the Parish of Watford, in the County of Hartford, and elsewhere in the same County; the Rectory and Parsonage Impropriate of Watford, in the said County, with all the Glebe, Tithes, Oblations, Obventions, Rights, Profits, and Emoluments, to the same belonging, or therewith usually letten or enjoyed; all those Parcels of Lands, Meadow, and Pasture, called or known by the Name of Langely Parke, in King's Langley, in the said County; the Manor of Parkbury, with the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances, thereto belonging, situate and being in the Parish (fn. *) of Peter's, in or near St. Albans; in the said County of Hertford, or elsewhere in the said County; the Third Part of the Manor of Bushy, with all the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances, thereto belonging, in Bushy, in the same County; the Manor of Walkerne, in Walkerne, within the County aforesaid, with all the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances, to the same belonging; all which Premises now are, or late were, in the Tenure and Occupation of the said Lord Capell, his Farmers or Tenants, their Assign or Assigns, and are of the clear Yearly Value of Seven Hundred Eighty Pounds, above all Charges and Reprizes: The Manor of Rayne, in the Parish of Rayne, in the County of Essex, with all the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances, to the same belonging, together with the Lands and Grounds near there, called Barking Parke, in Barking, and elsewhere in the said County of Essex; the Manor of Stebbing, in the Parish of Stebbing, in the said County of Essex, with all the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances, to the same belonging; the Manor of Porter's Hall, in Stebbing aforesaid, with all its Rights, Members, and Appurtenances; the Manor of Berwicke Berners, in the Parish of Abbis Rooding, in the said County of Essex, with all the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances, to the same belonging; the Farm called Blake End Farme, in the Parishes of Greate and Little Salling, in the said County of Essex, or in One of them, all which last mentioned Premises now are, or late were, in the several Tenures of the said Lord Capell, his Farmers or Tenants, their Assign or Assigns, and are of the clear Yearly Value of Four Hundred and Fifty Pounds, above all Charges and Reprizes; the Manor of Gooderstone, with Oxborrow, in the Parish of Gooderstone, in the County of Norff. with all the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances, thereto belonging; the Manor of Little Framisham, in Little and Greate Framsham, in the said County of Norff. with all the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances, to the same belonging; all which last mentioned Premises now are, or late were, in the several Tenures of the said Lord Capell, his Farmer or Tenants, their Assign or Assigns, and are of the clear Yearly Value of One Hundred Pounds, above all Charges and Reprizes; the Manor of Icklingham Berners, in Icklingham, and elsewhere in the County of Suff. with all the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances, to the same belonging; the Manor of Aspall Stonham, in Stoneham, and elsewhere in the said County of Suffolke, with all the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances, to the same belonging; all which last mentioned Premises now are, or late were, in the several Tenures of the said Lord Capell, his Farmers or Tenants, their Assign or Assigns, and are of the clear Yearly Value of Threescore Pounds, above all Charges and Reprizes: All those Lands and Grounds late belonging to the said Lord Capell, sometimes Part of Wardon Abbey, in the Parish of Wardon, in the County of Bedford, now or late in the Tenure of the said Lord Capell, his Farmers or Tenants, their Assign or Assigns, being of the clear Yearly Value of Two Hundred and Fifty Pounds, above all Charges and Reprizes: All those Houses, Tenements, and Wharfs, lately belonging to the said Lord Capell, situate and being within the Precincts of The White Fryers, within the City of London, now or late in the several Tenures of the said Lord Capell, his Farmers or Tenants, their Assignee or Assigns, being of the clear Yearly Value of Eighty Pounds, above all Charges and Reprizes: And the Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, late Parcel of the Estate of Sir John Lucas Knight, Sir Thomas Lucas Knight, and Sir Charles Lucas Knight, Delinquents, in Arms against the Parliament, called or known by the Name and Names of "St. John's Abby, in or near unto Colchester," in the said County of Essex, with the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances, to the same belonging: And also all those the Manors of Shenveile alias Shenfeild, of Myle End, of Greensted, of Fordham, of Lexden, and of Horseley, with the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances, to the same and every of them belonging, or by whatsoever Name or Names the same, and every or any of them, are or is called or known; and also all other the Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, late Parcel of the Estate of the said Sir John Lucas, Sir Thomas Lucas, and Sir Charles Lucas, and of every of them, with the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances, to them, and every of them, belonging, lying and being in the said County of Essex; all which Premises late were in the Tenures and Occupations of the said Sir John Lucas, Sir Thomas Lucas, and Sir Charles Lucas, or of some or One of them, some or One of their Tenants, Farmers, or Assigns, and are of the clear Yearly Value of Eleven Hundred Pounds, over and above all Charges and Reprizes: And also all the Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, late Parcel of the Estate of Thomas Fanshawe, of Barking, in the said County of Essex, Esquire, a Delinquent, and in Arms against the Parliament, called or known by the Name or Names of "The late Dissolved Abbey or Monastery or Manor of Barking," in the said County of Essex; the Manors or Manor-houses of Jenkins and of Porters, in or near, unto Barking aforesaid, or by whatsoever other Name or Names the same, and every or any of them, are called or known; and also all other the Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, late Parcel of the Estate of the said Thomas Fanshawe Esquire, by what Name or Names soever the same, and every or any of them, are called or known, with the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances, to the same belonging, lying and being in the said County of Essex; all which Premises late were in the Tenures or Occupations of the said Thomas Fanshawe, his Tenants, Farmers, or Assigns, and are of the clear Yearly Value of Six Hundred Pounds, above all Charges and Reprizes: And also all the Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, late Parcel of the Estate of William Peter, of Stanford Rivers, in the said County of Essex, Esquire, a Delinquent, and in Arms against the Parliament, called or known by the Names of "The Manor or Manors of Stanford Rivers, and of South Okenden," in the said County of Essex, or by whatsoever other Name or Names the same, and every or any of them, are called or known; and also all other the Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, late Parcel of the Estate of the said William Peter, by whatsoever Name or Names the same, and every or any of them, are called or known, with the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances, to the same belonging, in the said County of Essex; all which Premises late were in the Tenures or Occupations of the said William Peter, his Tenants, Farmers, or Assigns, and are of the clear Yearly Value of Six Hundred Pounds, above all Charges and Reprizes: And also all the Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, late Parcel of the Estate of Sir Thomas Glemham Knight, a Delinquent, and in Arms against the Parliament, called or known by the Name or Names of "Glemham, or Glemhall Hall," in the said County of Suffolke, or by whatsoever Name or Names the same, and every or any of them, are called or known; and also all other the Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, late Parcel of the Estate of the said Sir Thomas Glemham, situate, lying, and being, in the said County of Suffolke, with the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances, of them and every of them; all which Premises late were in the Tenure or Occupations of the said Sir Thomas Glemham, his Tenants, Farmers, or Assigns, and are of the clear Yearly Value of Six Hundred Pounds, above all Charges and Reprizes; and also all those Manors, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, late Parcel of the Estate of the Earl of St. Alban, heretofore seized and sequestered into the Hands of the Parliament, as being a Papist, called or known by the Names of "Som'hill, or Tunbridge," in the County of Kent, and of Barly, in the said County of Hertford, with the Rights, Members, and Appurtenances, to the same, and every of them, belonging; and also all other the Lands and Estate, and Houshold-stuff, and other Goods, of the said Earl of St. Albon, in Somerhill, Tunbridge, and Barley aforesaid, and elsewhere; all which Premises heretofore were in the Tenure and Occupations of the said Earl of St. Alban, his Tenants, Farmers, or Assigns, and are of the clear Yearly Value of Four Hundred and Twentytwo Pounds, above all Charges and Reprizes: All which recited Premises, being of the clear Yearly Value of Five Thousand Pounds, are, and shall be, by virtue of this Ordinance, in the actual Seisin and Possession of the said Earl of Essex; to have and to hold the said Manors, Lands, and Premises, to him the said Robert Earl of Essex; and the said other Five Thousand Pounds per Annum in Money, being the Residue and in full of the said Ten Thousand Pounds per Annum, to him the said Earl of Essex from thenceforth, for and during the Term of the natural Life of him the said Earl of Essex, due by the said recited Ordinance of the 26th of May, 1643, and to be paid Quarterly as aforesaid; and the said Goods to his own proper Use for ever: And it is further Ordered and Ordained, That it shall and may be lawful to and for the said Earl, and his Assign or Assigns, immediately from and after the passing of this Ordinance, to enter into, and take Possession of, all or any Part of the Premises, not being in Lease for Years or Lives, and to take the Rents, Issues, and Profits, of all and singular the Premises, in as large and ample Manner, to all Intents and Purposes, as the said Lord Capell, the said Sir Thomas Lucas, Sir John Lucas, Sir Charles Lucas, Sir Thomas Glemham, Thomas Fanshaw, and William Peter, and every or any of them, might severally have done, before their deserting of the Parliament: And all the Receivers, Farmers, Tenants, and Occupiers, of any Part of the Premises, are hereby authorized and enjoined to satisfy and pay all such Rents and Profits as shall arise or grow due for the same, after the passing of this Ordinance, unto the said Robert Earl of Essex, his Assign or Assigns; and for their so doing, this Ordinance shall be to them, and every of them, their Heirs, Executors, and Administrators, a sufficient Warrant and Discharge: And it is hereby Ordered, and Declared to be the true Intent and Meaning of the said Lords and Commons, That, if the Rents and Profits of the said Manors, Lands, Tenements, Hereditaments, and Estates, hereby appointed unto the said Earl of Essex, shall Yearly and fully satisfy and pay unto the said Earl of Essex the said clear Yearly Rent or Sum of Five Thousand Pounds and upwards, over and above all Charges and Reprizes, that then the said Earl of Essex, at and upon his next Receipt of the First and then next Payment of the said Five Thousand Pounds per Annum, or any Part thereof, from the said Treasurers of Sequestrations, shall and will, by Writing subscribed by him the said Earl of Essex, make known unto the said Treasurers, at their Treasury-house in Guildhall, London, what and how much Money the said Upwards and Overplus cometh unto; and also shall and will then and there satisfy and pay unto the same Treasurers, by Way of Abatement, Deduction, or Defalcation, out of the same Five Thousand Pounds per Annum, the same such Upwards or Overplus as aforesaid; any Thing aforementioned to the contrary notwithstanding: And it is hereby Ordered, and Declared to be the true Intent and Meaning of the said Lords and Commons, That, if the Rents and Profits of the said Manors, Lands, and Estates, hereby appointed unto the said Earl of Essex, shall not be of Yearly Value sufficient to satisfy and pay unto him Yearly the said clear Yearly Rent or Sum of Five Thousand Pounds, above all Charges and Reprizes, that then, upon his the said Earl of Essex making known unto the Speaker of the House of Commons, by Writing subscribed by him the said Earl of Essex, how much Money the same Rents and Yearly Profits of the Premises want or come short Yearly of the said Yearly Rent or Sum of Five Thousand Pounds, they the said Lords and Commons shall and will, at the Request of the said Earl of Essex, forthwith, by like Ordinance, grant and appoint unto the said Earl of Essex, and his Assigns, out of the beforenamed Delinquents, or some other Delinquents, late Lands and Estates, so much of their Lands and Estates as the Yearly Rents and Profits thereof shall Yearly amount unto, or equal the said such short Payment or Want, of or in the said clear Yearly Rent or Sum of Five Thousand Pounds so made known as aforesaid, over and above all Charges and Reprizes; any Thing aforementioned to the contrary notwithstanding.

"Provided always, That any Thing in this Ordinance contained shall not in any Wise prejudice the Sale of any of the Lands mentioned in this Ordinance, or any Part or Parcel thereof, that is or shall be appointed to be sold by Authority derived from both Houses of Parliament; the Houses re-estating the said Earl of Essex in the Possession of Lands to the like Value as the Lands that by Authority of both Houses appointed to be sold shall amount unto.

"Saving to all Person and Persons, Bodies Politic and Corporate, other than the Persons named in the said Ordinance, or any other claiming by or under the said Persons since the 20th of May, 1642, all Claim, Right, Title, or Interest; any Thing in this Ordinance contained notwithstanding."

Ordinance for 1400 l. a Week, for the Scots Army.

"That the Committee at Gouldsmith's Hall shall Weekly pay, to the Foot of the Scottish Army, Fourteen Hundred Pounds, out of the Assessments already laid upon the Eastern Association, by the Ordinance for the Scotts Army; and in Case this One Thousand Four Hundred Pounds Weekly be not paid to the Scotts Army accordingly, that then the Houses of Parliament be informed thereof, and Care shall be taken for a speedy Payment of the said Sum."

Ordinance for the Commissioners of Excise to re pay themselves 1000 l. advanced for Hampshire.

"Whereas, by Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, dated the 26th of July last, Five Thousand Pounds is assigned to the Committee of Hants, out of the Receipts of the Excise, in Course; upon which, the Commissioners of Excise, upon the 15th of August last, and the 13th of this present September, have already advanced and lent Three Thousand Pounds; for Reimbursement whereof, in Intervals or Course which shall first happen, the said Commissioners of Excise are sufficiently enabled, by Ordinance of the Eleventh of this present September, 1645; and now, whereas Thomas Foote Esquire, Alderman of the City of London, and the rest of the Commissioners of Excise and new Impost, have yet further advanced and lent One Thousand Pounds more, for the Service of the County of Hants aforesaid, in Part of the said Five Thousand Pounds first above mentioned: Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Commissioners of Excise may satisfy and reimburse themselves, and that their Executors, Administrators, or Assigns, shall or may be satisfied and reimbursed, the said One Thousand Pounds, together with Interest for the same, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum, for so long Time as the same, or any Part thereof, shall be forborn, out of such Intervals of Receipts, upon the Ordinance of 11 Septembris, 1643, as shall happen when other Assignments already made on those Receipts shall not fall due, or, for Want of such Intervals, then as the same shall follow in Course; and that the said Commissioners of Excise shall pay the said One Thousand Pounds unto the Committee of Hants aforesaid, the Receipt of whom, or any Three of them, shall be a sufficient Discharge unto the said Commissioners of Excise, and every of them, in that Behalf."

Footnotes

* Deest in Originali.
Origin. 2, which makes the following Numbers wrong likewise.
Origin. to be.
|| Origin. agrees to.
* Origin. us.
* Bis in Originali.