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, Maii 5, 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.
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That Matters of Scandal, not capital, voted by this House, shall be examined by the Eldership of every Congregation: Who, upon just Proof made thereof, shall have Power to suspend the Parties offending, from the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.
Mr. Speaker acquainted the House, That the Stay of the Army in its March was the flow Coming up of Provisions sent from hence: And that the Service was likewise prejudiced by the Absence of Colonel Cooke and Colonel Thompson; whose Regiments were returned to their former Quarters into Surrey.
An Ordinance for Payment of the Soldiers, Waggoners, and their Widows, to whom the State is indebted, was this Day read the First and Second time; and committed unto Mr. Scawen, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Whittacre, Sir John Francklyn, Mr. Strode, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Robert Harley, Sir John Clotworthy, Mr. Nath. Stephens, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Mr. Purefoy, Sir Thomas Dacres, Mr. Haies, Sir Dudley North, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Bond, Mr. Gerard, Sir John Potts, Sir Martin Lumley, Mr. Toll, Mr. Grimston, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. H. Herbert, Mr. Hodges, Mr. Stapley, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Bedingfeild:
This Committee, or any Five of them, are appointed to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Duchy-Court, to take the said Ordinance into their Consideration: And they are also to consider, Whether these Soldiers, Waggoners, and Widows, may not be satisfied out of any Monies from Goldsmiths-Hall; and to report the same to the House.
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That the Order of this House, of 28 Aprilis 1645, concerning the March of Sir Thomas Fairfax, and Serjeant-Major-General Skippon, with the Army, into the West, for the Relief of Taunton, shall be vacated.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords be desired to join in the Vote of this House, for vacating the former Order, whereby Sir Thomas Fairfax and Serjeant-Major-General Skippon, are injoined to go into the West, for the Relief of Taunton.