Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 4, 1644-1646. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Lunæ, Aprilis 21, 1645.
THE Grand Committee of the whole House, according to former Order, proceeded to the further Consideration of the Business, concerning such as are not to be admitted to the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.
Ordered, That all the Papers delivered in from the Scotts Commissioners, in the Name of the Kingdom of Scotland, shall be taken into Consideration on Wednesday Morning next, at the first Sitting of the House: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind hereof.
That the Lords have returned an Ordinance for Martial Law: It moved first from their House: And that this House had made some Alterations in it, and sent it back to them; their Lordships have agreed to some things; and dissented in the rest: To which they do desire the Concurrence of this House.
They likewise sent down the Report of a Case from the Committee of Lords and Commons for Sequestrations, concerning the Lady Hotham, and her younger Children: To which their Lordships have agreed; and do desire the Concurrence of this House.
They likewise acquainted this House, That, in regard the Plague is so near Derby-House, their Lordships do think fit, that the Committee of both Kingdoms shall meet at the Queen's Lodgings in Whitehall: In which they do also desire the Concurrence of this House.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That, as to the Ordinance concerning Martial Law, with the Alterations and Amendments; and the Case concerning the Lady Hotham, and her younger Children; the House will send Answer by Messengers of their own: And, as to the Desire of their Lordships, That the Committee of both Kingdoms may remove from Derby-House, and meet in the Queen's Lodgings in Whitehall, they do agree.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Association, to take it especially into Consideration this Afternoon: Who are to report the same To-morrow Morning: And Sir Henry Mildmay is to take care of it.
Ordered, That Sir Thomas Soame, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Wheeler, and Mr. Trenchard, do acquaint the Committees and Sub-Committees for the Militia of London and Middlesex with the said Letter; and desire them to hasten the Recruits of pressed Men to their Rendezvous.