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 Mercurii, 3 Decembris, 1645.
THE Grand Committee, according to former Order, sat, to take into Consideration the removing and taking away the Obstructions that hinder the putting in Execution the Directions concerning the Electing of Elders; and the Ordinance concerning the keeping from the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper Persons grosly ignorant, or notoriously scandalous.
Sir Robert Pye went to the Lords, to desire, That, at the Conference this Day with the Lords, concerning the Propositions, something may be imparted from this House concerning the Forces at Newarke; and also concerning the Ordinance for Convent-Garden Church.
He carried with him the Ordinance for One-and-thirty thousand Pounds for the Scotts Army; the Vote for Five thousand Pounds for Bristoll, out of Haberdashers-Hall; and the Vote for Fifty Pounds for the Burial and Payment of Debts for Lodging and Diet of Mr. Carter, deceased, out of Haberdashers-Hall.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Edw. Carne, of Ewerny, Esquire, to be HighSheriff of the County of Glamorgan: And that the Commissioners of the Great Seal do grant him a Commission for Sheriff, in Form usual, accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Edward Manwaringe the younger, Esquire, to be High-Sheriff for the County of Stafford: And that the Commissioners of the Great Seal do grant him a Commission for Sheriff, in Form usual, accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of Onslowe Winch Esquire to be High-Sheriff for the Counties of Hunts and Cambridge: And that the Commissioners of the Great Seal do grant him a Commission for Sheriff, in Form usual, accordingly.
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Committee, That the Return, made by the Sheriff of Cumberland, of Sir Thomas Sandford Baronet, to serve as a Burgess for the Borough of Cockermouth, in the place of Sir John Fenwick Baronet, in this present Parliament, without the Return of the Bailiff of the said Borough to him, is void; and to be taken off the File.
Resolved, &c. That forasmuch as the Sheriff, who ought to have made the said Return, is dead, this House holds it fit, and doth order accordingly, That the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery do come to the Bar in this House, and file the Indenture returned by the Bailiff and Burgesses of the Borough of Cockermouth in the County of Cumberland, of Mr. Francis Allen to serve as a Burgess for the said Borough, with the Writ directed to the said Sheriff for the said Election.
Sir Robert Pye brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Two Matters to be communicated at this Conference, as is desired: And, as to the other Matters carried up by him, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That a Warrant shall issue, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, for Issuing of a Writ, for the Election of a Knight of the Shire for the County of Norfolk, in the place and stead of Sir Edward Montford, formerly chosen to serve as Knight for that County, and since deceased.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. John Jackson, a young Gentleman, shall have Mr. Speaker's Warrant to pass beyond the Seas, with Two Servants, and necessary Accommodations; provided he transport nothing prohibited.
The Lords have received a Petition from Seven fatherless Children, whose Name and Family are not to be mentioned without Honour, in this House: They are the Children of the Lord Viscount Fairefaxe; Six whereof are without all Relief, unless they be provided for in this Manner: The Lords think fit to grant their Petition; and do especially recommend it to this House.