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 Jovis, 8 Januarii, 1645.
MR. Recorder carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Vote for Twenty Pounds, out of Haberdashers-Hall, for Captain Wilkins: The Ordinance for disposing of the Fine of the Earl of Devonshire: The Ordinance for Impresting of Soldiers: The Ordinance for punishing imprested Soldiers, that run away from their Colours: The Ordinance for giving Power to the Militia to search for Papists and Delinquents, and to raise Horse: And the Vote for Lieutenant Berrowe to have One hundred Pounds out of Haberdashers-Hall, for his good Service at Hereford.
He was likewise appointed to press the Lords with the Necessity of passing the Ordinance concerning the Committee of the Militia of the City of London to search for Papists and Delinquents, and to raise Horse; and the Ordinance for Martial Law.
Mr. Recorder brings Answer from the Lords, That they will take the several Ordinances, carried by him to their Lordships, into Consideration; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
According to former Order, the House took into Consideration the Business concerning Mr. Long and Mr. Allen.
Mr. Allen was heard to represent to the House a Narrative, by way of Complaint, of some Passages from Mr. Long to him.
And Mr. Long was heard to make his Answer.
After long Consideration of the Business,
It is Resolved, &c. That the Examination of this Business, concerning Mr. Long and Mr. Allen, be referred to a Committee of the whole House, Mr. Speaker sitting by: And that the Grand Committee do sit and meet hereupon, on Saturday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Business related, concerning one that spake to the Prejudice and Scandal of the Ordinances of both Houses, informed of upon the Occasion of the Narrative made by Mr. Allen, be referred to the Committee of Examinations; to be examined.
Ordered, That, on Thursday next, the Business of Complaint, informed by Mr. Cawley, against Mr. Long, be taken into Consideration.
Ordered, That the Petition of the distressed Inhabitants of the Town of Wooborne be taken into Consideration on Thursday next.