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.
Mr. Whittacre called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
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.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the Elections of new Members into the House be taken into Consideration on Tuesday Sevennight.
Ordered, That the Members of this House, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, do make such Reports as are in their Hands, To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That it be left to Sir Oliver Fleming, Master of the Ceremonies, to attend the States Ambassadors going away; and to express such Respects to them, as hath been used to other Ambassadors.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edw. Leech and Mr. Page;
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.
An Ordinance for Martial Law in Kent was this Day read; and passed, upon the Question; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
The Commissioners Names offered to be inserted into the said Ordinance were likewise read; and passed, upon the Question; and ordered to be put in, accordingly.
A Letter from the Isle of Ely was this Day read: And thereupon.
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 Arthur Hesilrig and Mr. John Ash do forthwith repair to the Army, to help to reduce the Forces under the Command of Sir Wm. Waller, and now returned from the West.
A Letter from Major Skippon, from the Army, was this Day read.
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.