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 Veneris, Julii 11, 1645.
THE Grand Committee of the House, according to former Order, proceeded to take into Consideration the Matter of the Government of the Church.
Mr. Whittacre in the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
A Letter from the Scotts Commissioners, from WorcesterHouse, of Julii 11, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords be desired to join, to send Answer to the Officers of the Lord General, and of the Scotts Army, That the Houses are sending a Committee unto them, according to their Desire, with all convenient Speed; with particular Instructions: And that, in the mean time, the Houses do desire them, to take all Advantages they can, upon the Enemy, as may most conduce to the publick Service, and the speedy Ending of this War.
Resolved, &c. That Sir John Corbett, Humphry Sallwey Esquire, Colonel Wm. Purefoy, and Edward Baynton Esquire, be nominated and appointed a Committee, to join with a Committee of a proportionable Number of the Lords, to go and reside with the Scotts Army; upon such Instructions as they shall receive from both Houses.
Sir Robert Harley is appointed to carry these Votes to the Lords for their Concurrence; and to acquaint them, That this House has sent up to them the Names of the Members they have nominated for Committees to go to the Scotts Army; and desire their Lordships to send the Names of their Committee to this House; and to desire, that the Committee of Lords and Commons, to whom it is referred to prepare Instructions for the Commissioners that are to go into Scotland, may meet this Afternoon, to prepare Instructions for this Committee, that are to go and reside with the Scotts Army.
Ordered, &c. That the Members of this House, that are of the Committee appointed to prepare Instructions for the Commissioners that are to go into Scottland, to whom it is likewife referred to prepare Instructions for the Committees that are to reside with the Scotts Army, do meet this Afternoon, to prepare those Instructions, in pursuance of a former Order, of Julii 7.
Sir Richard Onslowe reported, from the Committee appointed to treat with the Committee of the Militia London, and of the neighbouring Counties, in hæc verba; viz.
According to the Order of the House, the Committee of the Militia of the City of London, and of the several neighbouring Counties, met, and conferred with the Committee of the Three Associated Counties of Oxon, Berks, and Bucks, and resolved upon this Vote to be reported to the House:
That the Committees, understanding by the House, that Two hundred thousand Pounds was to be satisfied out of the Sale of Delinquents Estates, before it could be any Security for the Raising of these Forces now proposed, have likewise received Information, That the first Fifty thousand Pounds of the Two hundred thousand Pounds is designed for and towards the Reducing of Oxford; and have the Assent of the Committees of the Three Counties that were present, that the said Fifty thousand Pounds shall go towards the Raising and Paying of this Force.
The Committee therefore of the City of London, and of the several Counties, do humbly desire, That the House would be pleased to declare their Consent unto it; and then, if the Ordinance for Sale of Delinquents Lands were passed, which they much desire may be expedited, for a visible Security to the City, and the several Counties, the Forces proposed would be raised, and ready, within Twenty Days after the Passing of the said Ordinance.
Resolved, &c. That the whole Matter of raising the additional Force of Horse and Dragoons, upon the Order Yesterday made, be re-committed: And the Committee is to acquaint them, That Two hundred thousand Pounds, in regard of the former Engagements, must be first satisfied, before any Credit can be afforded upon the Ordinance for Sale of Delinquents Estates; and to desire them, That Expedition may be used; and that the first Thousand Horse that shall be raised, be presently employed for * up the Enemies Garisons that do annoy these Parts.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to consider of the Providing and Sending of Two Barks to Weymouth; to lie in a Readiness there for the Defence and Safety of that Port, and of the Shipping trading there, and other Ports adjacent.