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, 18 Martii, 1643.
Archbishop of Canterbury's Trial.
ORDERED, That all the Lawyers of the House do diligently attend the Trial of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Resolved, &c. That it shall be left to my Lord General to nominate and appoint the Officers of his own Regiment.
Votes of Parliament at Oxford.
Ordered, That the Votes, informed to pass at Oxon by those that term themselves the Commons there, bearing. Date Martii 12 1643, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to make such Use of them as they shall think fit.
Mr. Speaker acquainted the House, that the States Ambassadors came to him to give him a Visit; and that they delivered unto him a Message by Word of Mouth, as to the Speaker of the House of Commons; which they desired might be communicated to the Sieurs Commons of the Parliament; the which they also delivered in Writing, subsigned by them: The which was read:
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to consider, and present their Opinions to the Houses, of the Order to be held in the Proceeding upon this Paper from the States Ambassadors.
Ordered, That a Conference be desired with the Lords; and this Vote be communicated unto them at this Conference; and their Concurrence desired;
Message to Lords.
Sir Rob. Pye is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire a Conference, by Committees of both Houses, so soon as may stand with their Lordships Conveniency, concerning a Paper received from the States Ambassadors.
He is likewise to desire the Lords, to pass the Ordinance for Monies to Windesore Garison; and to carry up the Ordinance concerning Sir Wm. Brereton.
List of Officers.
Mr. Tate proceeded in his Report of the List of the Officers of Foot Regiments, under the immediate Command of my Lord General; and presented the List of the Lieutenant Colonels, Serjeant Majors, and Captains, of the several Regiments of the Army under the immediate Command of my Lord General: The which were all read; and allowed of; and for the rest of the Officers of the said Army, under the Degree of Captains, they leave them to be disposed of, and made, as formerly they were.
Report concerning Pierse.
Mr. Tate likewise reported from the Committee, the Opinions of the Committee upon the Petition of Mrs. Pierse.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with this Committee, and doth not find any Grounds of Evidence, that Mrs. Pierce did hold any Correspondence with the Enemy.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the Committee, and is of Opinion, that Mrs. Pierce ought to be restored to the Liberty of her Person; and to the Possession of her Goods, seized and secured by Commissary Copley, and the rest of the Committee of my Lord General's Army.
Informations concerning Copley.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Lord General's Army shall have Power to examine the Informations they have received concerning Commissary Copley; and to receive his Answer; and, to that Purpose, to send for Witnesses, Papers, Records.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee appointed to prepare the Establishment for my Lord General's Army, to consider of some Way for taking the Musters upon the Recruiting of the Army.
Lord General's Ordinance.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning the Lord General's Ordinance, be peremptorily reported Tomorrow Morning.