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, Septembris 8, 1645.
ACcording to a former Order of this House, made on Wednesday last, the Grand Committee for Religion proceeded to the farther Consideration of notorious and scandalous Sinners to be suspended from the Sacrament, &c.
He likewise carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for enabling the Committee of the Militia, London, to send forth, upon present Service, Five hundred Horse, and Five hundred Dragoons: And the Ordinance for securing and repaying the Commissioners of Excise Three thousand Pounds, advanced by them, towards the Furnishing the publick Stores with Ammunition, &c. being Part of Twelve thousand Pounds, charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, for furnishing the publick Stores with Ammunition, &c.
A Letter from Maysemore, near Gloucester, of 3 Sept. 1645, from the Commissioners of the Parliament of England residing with the Scotts Army, with a Copy of the Votes of the Committee of both Kingdoms upon the Place, concerning the Drawing of the Scots Army from Hereford, was this Day read: And
It is thereupon Ordered, That the Members of this House, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, do communicate the same to the Scotts Commissioners this Afternoon; and desire their Answer to the Order of the Fourth of this Instant, concerning the Disposal of their Forces; and give the House an Account hereof To-morrow Morning.
Resolved, &c. That the Four hundred Pounds, appointed for the Reformadoes, upon the Report from the Committee where Mr. Nicoll hath the Chair, and remaining in the Hands of Captain Vernon, be paid unto the Reformadoes nominated in a List delivered in this Day, signed by the Earl of Essex; to be distributed amongst the said Reformadoes, and no others, according to such Proportions as shall be approved by the Committee where Mr. Nicoll hath the Chair.
Henry Frodsham, Major of Foot; Henry Ashley,Gelly Meyrick, John Dugdale, Henry Somaster, Wm. Fowles, Leonard Moreton, Robert Morrice, Othowell Needham, Nicolas Charlton, Peter Paffe, Peter Civilett, Captains of Foot; Thomas Underwood, John Holt, Edward Cannon, Richard Bretingham, Henry Danby, Wm. Legge, Baldwin Hodges, John Watkins, Roger Oram, Thomas Cooper, William Martyn, Lieutenants of Foot; John Wigmore, Philip Woodson, Robert Munsey, Thomas Beck, Robert Herring, Ensigns of Foot; John Brown, Stephen Hosier, Quartermasters of Foot; Thomas Boylston Captain, James Lennox Lieutenant, of Dragoons; Mathew Cozen Cornet, Tho. Garland Quartermaster, of Horse.
The Lords have commanded us to put you in mind of dispatching the Propositions to be sent to the King for Peace, with all convenient Speed: They have returned you this Ordinance, concerning disallowing the FifthPart to Delinquents Wives: To which they agree, with some Additions; to which they desire your Concurrence. They have sent you their Desire concerning John Hancock, upon a Vote formerly sent to this House: Three Papers from the Committee of the Admiralty; which they desire to communicate unto you: The Petition of Lucretia Barklay, Wife of Col. Alexander Barklay; which they recommend to your Consideration: And an Ordinance for raising Five hundred Horse, and Five hundred Dragoons; to which they agree, with some Amendments.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; The House hath taken the Propositions for Peace into Consideration: They have agreed to the Amendments to the Two Ordinances for disallowing the Fifth-Part to Malignants Wives; and for raising Five hundred Horse, and Five hundred Dragoons: And, as to the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.