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, Maii 8, 1645.
According to former Order, the Grand Committee of the whole House proceeded to the further Consideration of the Business concerning such as are not to be admitted to the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper, upon Point of Scandal.
Resolved, &c. That the Eldership of every Congregation shall minister an Oath to such Witnesses, as shall be produced before them, for Proof of any Matter of Scandal voted by this House, being not Capital.
|Sir John Hippisley,||Tellers for the Noe:||49.|
|Sir Henry Cholmeley,||With the Noe,|
|Sir Thomas Jervoise,||Tellers for the Yea:||39.|
|Mr. Corbett,||With the Yea,|
Mr. Sollicitor reports the Amendments to the Declaration Yesterday re-committed, concerning the Transaction between the Parliament and the States Ambassadors; and their Demeanor to the Parliament: The which were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto. And
It is Ordered, upon the Report, That the Clause concerning the Information, "That, when the Ambassadors went to Oxon, the Queen, for the most part, prepared their Audiences with his Majesty; and that they took their Advices from them, How to demean themselves towards the Parliament;" shall be totally left out.
He further reported a Letter, of March the 26th, 1645, from the King, from Oxon, to the States-General, sent to them by their Ambassadors Extraordinary, superscribed, "To the High and Mighty Lords, Our good Friends and Allies, the States-General of the United Provinces of the Low Countries:" Signed, "Your very Loving Friend,
Ordered, That the Governor of the Company of Merchants-Adventurers in London do take special Care, That the Solemn League and Covenant of both Kingdoms be speedily sent over to the Companies of Merchant-Adventurers beyond the Seas: And that the Governors of the said Companies there do, at the next Court-Day after the Receipt thereof, take care, That the same be taken and subscribed by the several Members of their said Companies: And that they do certify the Names of such as refuse or neglect the same to the Governor here; who is to acquaint the House with their Refusals or Neglects. And Sir Robert Harley is to acquaint the Governor here with this Order.
Mr. Green reported the Amendments to the Ordinance for appointing Agents to reside in Flanders: The which were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto: And the Ordinance, with the Amendments, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be carried to the Lords by Mr. Green.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Navy do prepare Instructions for the Agents to be sent into Flanders, and dispatch them away without further Report to the House; and advance such reasonable Sums of Money, for the Accommodation of the said Agents, as they shall think fit; and consider of their future Allowances; and to present their Opinions to the House.
This Committee is appointed to go from this House to the Lord Mayor and Common-Council in London, Tomorrow in the Afternoon; and earnestly to press them presently to lay down the Three Months Assessment, set upon the City, and due to Sir Thomas Fairfax his Army; the Necessities of the Army requiring sudden Payment of it.
|Mr. Holles,||Tellers for the Noe:||62.|
|Sir Gilbert Gerard,||With the Noe,|
|Sir Peter Wentworth,||Tellers for the Yea:||35.|
|Mr. Purefoy,||With the Yea,|
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee for the Army, to consider of some Course for the preventing the great Mischiefs that happen by the coming away of Soldiers from their Colours or Conductors.
The Lords desire a Conference, by a Committee of the whole House, presently, in the Painted Chamber, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House, concerning the Ordinance touching the Business of the Admiralty, concerning Colonel Tyllyer, and concerning divers Officers of the late Army, that have been kept long in Restraint.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Thomas Fairfax shall have Power to receive and dispatch all such Trumpeters, or other Messengers, as shall come to him, concerning the Exchange of Prisoners, or concerning any other thing touching the Army under his Command.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms to receive and discharge all Trumpeters, or other Messengers, that shall come from the King's Quarters to this Town; and to report their Messages to the Houses; and to discharge the Trumpeters that are already here; and to take care of defraying the Expence of the Trumpeters that have been detained here for some time.