DIE Jovis, 8 Januarii.
Ds. Grey, Speaker.
Poyer and Swanley.
Upon the reading of the Petition of John Poyer: It
is Ordered, That Captain Swanley shall appear before
the Lords in Parliament, and shew Cause why he caused
the Petitioner to be arrested; and that the said Poyer shall
be then present.
Ordinance for Martial Law.
The Ordinance for Martial Law was read Twice,
and committed to a Committee of the whole House;
to be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, at
Ten a Clock; and the Lords to have Notice to attend
Answer from the H. C.
Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page return with this Answer from the House of Commons:
That they (fn. *)
will give a Conference this Day, as is
Message from thence, with Ordinances; and about the London Militia.
A Message was brought from the House of Commons, by Mr. Recorder of London, &c.
To desire Concurrence in divers Particulars:
1. An Ordinance for punishing imprested Soldiers
that run away from their Colours.
2. An Ordinance for impressing of Soldiers.
3. An Ordinance for Five Thousand Pounds for
4. An Ordinance for Twenty Pounds for Mr. Wilkins. (Here enter it.)
5. An Ordinance to pay One Hundred Pounds to
Lieutenant Berrow, out of Haberdashers Hall.
(Here enter it.)
6. Concerning the Militia of London.
The Answer returned was:
That this House will take these Particulars into Consideration, and send an Answer by Messengers of their
The Earl of Essex reported Two Papers from the
Committee of both Kingdoms; which were read, as
"Die Mercurii, 7 Januarii, 1645.
Paper from the Committee of both Houses to the Scots Commissioners, desiring their Consent to the Answer to the King.
"At the Committee of both Houses appointed to
treat with the Scotts Commissioners.
"According to the Orders of both Houses of this
Instant, 7 Januarii, we have conferred with your
Lordships, and endeavoured to give your Lordships
Satisfaction concerning the Letter to be sent to His
Majesty as it is now drawn; and therefore desire
your Lordships Assent thereunto, that it may be sent
away with all Speed.
"By Command of the said Committee.
"Gualter Frost, Secretary."
Scots Commissioners Answer to it.
"If the Particulers mentioned in the last Section
of our Paper of the 5th of this Instant be not intended or implyed in the Words of the Answere
to His Majesty's Letters, (videlicet,) ["which, being
assented unto by Your Majesty, will be the only
Means whereby You can give Satisfaction and Security to Your Kingdoms"], which appeared to us to
be the Scope of your Lordships Discourse at the Conference; we doe not understand what Advantage
there is to have them expressed, nor what Prejudice
it can be to have them altered as hath bin offered
to your Lordships: But, for your Lordships further
Satisfaction, if the Houses of Parliament shall be
pleased to declare that there is no such Thinge intended or implyed, we shall agree to the Answere
of the King's Letters as it is now drawne, or, instead of these Words in the Answere ["which, being
assented unto by Your Majesty, will be the only
Means whereby You can give Satisfaction and Security to Your Kingdoms"], we offer these Words
["which, we conceave, will be the only Way whereby Your Majesty can give Satisfaction and Security
to Your Kingdomes"]: But to assent unto the Answere as it now stands, without the Declaration of
the Houses, or some such Alteration as we have
offered to your Lordships, is not in our Power; nor
can be answerable to the Parliament of Scotland soe
7 Jan. 1645.
"By Comand of the Comissioners for
the Parliament of Scotland.
Mrs. Cromwell versus Sir H. Tracy.
Ordered, That Sir Humphry Tracy shall have further Time till Monday come Three Weeks, to put in
his Answer to Mrs. Cromwell's Petition.
The Ordinance for allowing the Excise of Shrewsbury
for the Maintenance of that Town, was read, and
Agreed to. (Here enter it.)
Countess of Bedford's House at Woburn exempted from Billeting.
Ordered, That Colonel Whaly be sent to from this
House, to remove his Billetting of his Soldiers and
Horses out of the House of the Countess of Bedford
at Woburne; and that the Countess of Bedford shall
have the Benefit of the Order of this House, for exempting any Billetting in the Houses of Peers of this
Ordinance for punishing prest Men who desert.
The Ordinance for punishing imprested Soldiers that
run away from their Colours, was read, and committed to the Consideration of these Lords following:
Any Three, to meet To-morrow Morning.
Lampley, Sheriff of Cumb.
Ordered, That this House doth approve of Thomas
Lampley Esquire, of Ripton, to be High Sheriff of the
County of Cumberland; and the Concurrence of the
House of Commons to be desired herein.
Ordinance to continue the Committee for the Army, and the Treasurers at War.
The Lord Wharton reported from the Committee
the Ordinance for continuing the Treasurers of the
War; which they think fit to pass, with some Alterations and Additions, (fn. *)
and offer the same to the Consideration of this House.
The said Alterations and Additions were read; and
the Ordinance was Agreed (fn. †) to with these Alterations;
and the Concurrence of the House of Commons to be
Message to the H. C. with it;
A Message was sent to the House of Commons, by
Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page:
1. To desire their Concurrence in the Alterations
in the Ordinance for continuing of the Treasurers at
about Sir T. Williams and Capt. Morgan;
2. To desire Concurrence in the Vote upon the Report concerning Sir Trevor Williams and Captain Anthony
about the Sheriff of Cumb.;
3. To desire Concurrence in the Nomination of
Thomas Lampley, of Ribton, in the County of Cumberland, Esquire, to be High Sheriff of the County of
and Mr. Mortimer's Ordinance.
4. To desire Expedition in the Ordinance formerly
sent, for making Mr. Mortimer a Serjeant at Arms.
Order for 20l. to Capt. Wilkins.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That Twenty Pounds be bestowed
upon Captain Wilkins, the Messenger that brought
the good News of taking of Skipton Castle; and
that the Twenty Pounds be paid by the Committee
of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies at
Order for 100l. to Lieut. Berrow.
"Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled
in Parliament, That, over and above the Proportion
of Monies to be paid to Lieutenant Anthony Berrow, by the Committee of both Kingdoms, for his
good Service at Hereff. he shall have the Sum of One
Hundred Pounds bestowed upon him, as a Gift
from the Houses; and that the Committee of Lords
and Commons for Advance of Monies sitting at
Habberdashers Hall do pay the said One Hundred
Pounds to him, or his Assigns, accordingly."
Ordinance for 2000l. for Shrewsbury Garrison.
"Whereas, by Order of the House of Commons
of the 27th of February last, Four Thousand Pounds
was given for the Use of the Garrison of Shrewsbury,
to be paid forthwith, out of the Excise; notwithstanding, only Two Thousand Pounds of the said Sum
hath been as yet paid: It is therefore Ordained, by
the Lords and Commons in Parliament, That Two
Thousand Pounds, Remainder of the said Sum, to
be paid out of the Excise in Course next after such
Sums wherewith the Excise now stands charged, shall
be satisfied and paid unto William Barkley and John
Corbett, of London, Esquires, for the Use of the said
Garrison; and that a Receipt under the Hands of
the said William Barkley and John Corbett, or the
Survivor of them, shall be a good and sufficient Discharge to the Commissioners for the Excise, for the
said Two Thousand Pounds: And it is further Ordained, That if the Commissioners for the Excise
shall lend the said Sum of Two Thousand Pounds,
or any Part thereof, for the present Service of the
said Garrison, that then they shall and may, and
are hereby authorized, out of the Profits of the Excise, to reimburse themselves the said Two Thousand
Pounds, or so much of it as they shall lend, in Manner
as is before expressed, with Interest, according to
Eight per Centum; and if any other Person or Persons shall or will end the said Sum, or any Part
thereof, for the Use aforesaid, that a Note under
the Hands of the said William Barkly and John Corbett shall be sufficient for such Person or Persons
to require Payment of such Sum as shall be so lent,
from the Commissioners for the Excise, with Interest, according to Eight Pounds per Centum; and
that a Receipt under the Hand of the Party or Parties that have lent such Sum, indorsed on such Note
as shall be subscribed by the said William Barkly
and John Corbett, shall be a good and sufficient Discharge unto the Commissioners for the Excise, for
so much of the said Two Thousand Pounds as shall
be expressed in his or their Note, with Interest,
for so long Time as it shall be lent: And whereas, by Ordinance of the 13th of June, 1644, amongst
other Things, it is Ordered and Ordained, That
all such Sums of Money as should come in by Way
of Excise or new Impost, out of the whole County
of Salopp, for the Payment of such Forces as are
there already raised, and for the raising of others,
and reducing it to the Obedience of the Parliament, and other Services of the said County, in which
Ordinance there is no Direction to the Commissioners
of Excise or new Impost residing in London, as is
required by the Eleventh Article of the Ordinance of
Excise, of the 11th of September, 1643: Be it therefore Ordained and Declared, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the said Commissioners of Excise residing in London are hereby Ordained and Authorized, by the Hands of their Subcommissioners in the said County of Salopp, to pay
all such Sum and Sums of Money which they have
or shall receive, by Way of Excise or new Impost
as aforesaid, unto the Committee for the said County of Salopp, or any Three of them, appointed by Ordinance of Parliament of the 10th of April, 1643,
according to the Restriction of the said Ordinance of
the 13th of June, 1644; and the Receipt or Receipts of
the said Committee, or any Three of them, shall be a
sufficient Discharge to the Commissioners of Excise residing in London, and their said Sub-commissioners, and
every of them, for all such Sums of Money as they
shall from Time to Time pay unto the said Committee, or any Three of them as aforesaid, for the
Service aforesaid: Provided, That this Ordinance
shall not extend to the Ordinance of Excise for Flesh
and Salt, the additional Ordinance of the 8th of
July, 1644, nor to the Ordinance for Payment of poor
Artificers, or any of them."