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.
Mr. Whittacre in the Chair.
According to former Order, Mr. Oldisworth carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Declaration to be sent into Wales:
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.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Ordered, That the Cheshire Business be taken into Consideration, the first Business, To-morrow Morning: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind of it.
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 William Stafford Esquire be added to the Committee sitting at Gloucester.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Resolved, &c. That To-morrow be set apart only to take into Consideration the State and Posture of the Forces of the Parliament, and for providing Monies for the publick Affairs of the Kingdom.
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.
The Names whereof follow;
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.
Dated 4 Septembris 1645.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath;
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.
Resolved, &c. That the House will take the Dispatching of Propositions for Peace into speedy Consideration.
The Amendments to the Ordinance for raising Five hundred Horse, and Five hundred Dragoons, were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
The Amendments to the Ordinance for disallowing the Fifth-Part to Delinquents Wives were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
The humble Petition of Lucretia Barklay, Wife of Colonel Alexander Barklay, was read; and nothing done upon it.
The Desire, from the Lords, concerning John Hancock, was read: And
Ordered, That the Committee of the West do report the Business concerning the said Hancock, formerly referred to them, on Thursday next.
The Three Papers of the Committee of the Admiralty were all of them read.
Resolved, &c. That these Three Papers be referred to the Committee of the Navy, to take into Consideration; and to present what they think fit to be done thereupon to the House.
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.
Ordered, That Mr. Lisle do bring in an Ordinance for disallowing the Fifth-Part to Malignants Wives, with Reference to the Time past.