Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 3, 1643-1644. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Lunæ, 19 Februarii, 1643.
Recruiting the Army.
MR. Scawen reports the Ordinance for recruiting the Lord General's Army.
Resolved, &c. That the Name of Sir Jo. Conyers Lieutenant of the Tower, shall be omitted and left out of this Ordinance.
The Rules for mustering and paying the Army were all read; and, by Vote upon the Question, assented unto.
Resolved, &c. That Five thousand Four hundred Forty-four Pounds Five Shillings shall be Monthly paid out of the Excise, to make up the full Sum of Thirty thousand Five hundred Pounds, for the Monthly Payment of the Army under the immediate Command of the Lord General.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum assigned monthly for the Army under the immediate Command of the Lord General, shall be Twenty-nine thousand Pounds monthly: And the Ordinance amended accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That the Time for this Ordinance, and the Payment, in the Ordinance mentioned to commence, shall be the First Day of March next.
Ordered, That the like Order, for resuming the Consideration of the Ordinance for recruiting his Excellency's Army, be made for the next Sitting of the House, as was made for this Day.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Recorder and Mr. Scawen, to confer with the Committee of the Militia of London, and to nominate Eight Persons to the House, at the next Sitting, for them to choose Four out of them, to be Commissioners to be nominated in the Ordinance for recruiting my Lord General's Army, and to reside in the Army.
Scotts Army Committee.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Goldsmiths Hall to consider of sending away the Committees to the Scotts Army.
Ordered, That Mr. Lisle bring in a Letter, to be sent from Mr. Speaker to the Committee in Kent; to desire them, that the Officers of the Forces in Kent may receive their Commissions from Sir Wm. Waller; and receive his Orders, and obey his Directions: And that this Letter be sent away this Afternoon.
Kent, &c. Association.
Ordered, That the Ordinance of Association of the Four Counties of Kent, Sussex, Surry, and Southampton, be reported To-morrow, at Eight of Clock.