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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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 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.