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, 6 Aprilis, 1646.
ORdered, That Sir William Uvedale, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.
Ordered, That the Lord Fairfaxe, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go to the Bathe, for Recovery of his Health: And that his Attendance in the House be dispensed with in the mean time.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for Maintenance of Ministers in the County of Middlesex, and in divers other Counties, be read on Friday Morning next, the first Business.
Ordered, That the Report concerning the Isle of Jersey be made on Friday Morning next.
Ordered, That the whole Business concerning the Kingdom of Ireland, and the Reports concerning Ireland, be taken into Consideration on Saturday Morning next, the first Business.
The House, according to former Order, took into Consideration the Business of the Northern Association. And
It is Resolved, &c. That the Northern Counties, formerly associated, shall be associated for Six Months, beginning from the Twentieth Day of this present April 1646.
Resolved, &c. That the Forces of the Northern Associated Counties shall consist of Eight thousand Foot, and Two thousand Horse.
Resolved, &c. That these Eight thousand Foot, and Two thousand Horse, shall be under the immediate Command of Sir Thomas Fairefaxe.
The Question was propounded, Whether the several Counties, Towns, and Places, of the Northern Association shall pay the one Moiety of the monthly Assessments set for and towards the Maintaining of Eight thousand Foot, and Two thousand Horse, there:
And then the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;
It passed with the Negative.
Sir John Danvers carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for Continuance of the Ordinance for Maintenance of the Army for Four Months, from the First of June: The Order for Twenty Pounds for the Messenger from Shropshire, out of Haberdashers-Hall: And the Order for Twenty Pounds for the Messenger from Abingdon, out of Haberdashers-Hall.
He was to put the Lords in mind of the Ordinance for Continuance of the Excise; and to desire their speedy Concurrence therein, in regard of the Necessities of the Kingdom.
Sir John Danvers brings Answer, That, as to the Two Orders for the Two Messengers, the Lords do agree: And, as to the Ordinance for Continuance of the Ordinance of the Army, they will take it into Consideration; and send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the Garison of Hull, and the rest of the Garisons in the North, be taken into Consideration on Thursday Morning next.
Ordered, That, next after the Business of the Northern Garisons, the House do, on Thursday next, receive the Reports from the Committee of the West.
Ordered, That the rest of the Report, concerning the Northern Association, be taken into Consideration on Tuesday next, after the general Business of the Kingdom.
A Letter from the Commissioners of Scotland, from Worcester-House, of 6 Aprilis 1646; and a Paper inclosed, concerning the Propositions of Peace to be sent to his Majesty, of the same Date, signed, by the Commissioners Command, "John Chiesly;" were this Day read.
It is Ordered, That this Paper be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, the first Business: And that the Members of this House that are of the Committee appointed to treat with the Scotts Commissioners, upon the Propositions, do then make Report of the Proceedings in this Business.
A Letter from the Scotts Commissioners, of Aprilis 6 1646, from Worcester-House, concerning the unknown Knight, and Robert Wright, was this Day read.
A Letter from Colonel Charles Fleetwood, of Aprilis 5 1646, was this Day read.
A Letter from the Committee of Surry, returning an Answer to the Order of this House, concerning the sending back the Lady Dunsmoe to the King's Quarters, and that the refused to go.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of Surry be hereby injoined to observe the Order of this House for the Sending away of the Lady Dunsmoe, and her Retinue, out of the Parliament's Quarters: And that they do forthwith send them out accordingly.
Ordered, &c. That it be left to Mr. Wallop, a Member of this House, to dispose of the Nurse, and the Earl of Southampton's * Child, that came with the Lady Dunsmoe from Oxford, as he shall think fit.
Ordered, &c. That Mrs. Porter shall have Mr. Speaker's Pass to go into France: And that the Pass be delivered to the Serjeant at Arms attending this House; who is to appoint one of his Servants to go with the said Mrs. Porter, at her Charge, to Dover, or Rye; and see her there shipped, to be transported into France.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee of the Army shall have Power to dispose of, and employ, any Horse in the Service of the Parliament, in such manner as they shall think fit, for the Safety of the City and Parliament.
Ordered, &c. That Colonel Carne, late Sheriff of the County of Glamorgan, and Mr. Arthur Trevour, be forthwith sent to Bristoll, by Major-General Langherne, to be there kept Prisoners till further Order: And that Mr. Theloall do prepare a Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to Major-General Langherne, for this Purpose.
Ordered, &c. That Sir Marmaduke Lloyd be referred to the Committee of Gloucester.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Aldworth, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to visit Mr. Serjeant Glanvill, now Prisoner in the Tower.