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 Martis, Maii 13, 1645.
THE Grand Committee of the whole House, according to former Order, met, to take into further Consideration the keeping from the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper certain scandalous Persons.
Mr. Whittacre called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker took the Chair.
Mr. Whittacre reported, from the Grand Committee, that State concerning the Matters of the Church-Government. And
It was thereupon Resolved, &c. That Satisfaction shall be given to the Eldership of every Congregation, by sufficient Manifestation of the Offender's Repentance, or the Party's Innocency appearing, before a Person, lawfully convicted of such Matters of Scandal, as is voted by the House, and thereupon suspended from the Lord's Supper, be admitted thereunto.
Resolved, &c. That if any Person, suspended from the Lord's Supper, shall find himself grieved with the Proceeding before the Eldership of any Congregation, he shall have Liberty to appeal to the Classical Assembly; from thence to the Provincial; from thence to the National; and from thence to the Parliament.
Mr. Wallop presented, from the Committee of both Kingdoms, a Paper delivered by the Scotts Commissioners, and desired by them to be presented to the House: Which was read; and consisted of Three Parts; desiring an Answer touching the Monies to be raised for their Army; touching the recommending the Scotts Officers that are laid aside by the new Constitution, to have their Arrears audited; touching the Ships to be sent to attend the Coasts of Scotland, according to the Treaty.
Mr. Lisle reports, from the Committee appointed to consider of the several Papers presented by the Scotts Commissioners, an Answer to be given to their Desire concerning the Money appointed to be raised upon the Ordinance for Payment of the Scotts Army: And likewise an Answer to their Desires concerning the auditing the Arrears of the Scotts Officers, laid aside by the new Constitution of the English Army.
It is thereupon Ordered, That the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, to whom it is referred to see the Execution of That Ordinance, do give an Account to the House, Tomorrow Morning, What Money is levied by virtue of That Ordinance; and What further reasonable Power they want for the speedy Bringing-in of the Monies to be thereby raised; to the end the House may supply them with such further reasonable Power, as may be effectual for the speedy Levying and Bringing-in of the same.
Ordered, That the Knights and Burgesses of the several Counties, taxed by the Ordinance for Raising of Monies for the Maintenance of the Scotts Army, do acquaint the House on Thursday Sevennight, What Monies are levied by virtue of that Ordinance; and, What are the Obstructions, why the Monies thereby taxed are not brought in; to the end the House may take effectual Order for Bringing in of the same.
To the Paper delivered in by the Scotts Commissioners, touching the Monies to be raised by the Ordinance for Maintenance of the Scotts Army, the House gives this Answer:
That they have given Order, That the Committee, to whom it is referred to see the Execution of that Ordinance, do give the House an Account concerning the same: And have also ordered, That the said Committee do let them know, what further reasonable Power they do desire for the speedy Bringing in of the Monies to be levied by the said Ordinance; which reasonable Power the House will be ready to supply.
And they further ordered the Knights and Burgesses of the several Counties, taxed by the said Ordinance, by a certain Day, to give an Account, What Monies have been levied by virtue thereof; and, What are the Obstructions, why the Monies thereby taxed are not brought in: And that thereupon the House will take such further Course as shall be effectual.
To the Paper, whereby is desired, That the Arrears of the Scotts Officers, laid aside by the new Constitution of the Army, may be audited; and that Course may be taken for Payment of the same;
The House doth give this Answer, That they have already referred the Consideration of the same Desires to the Committee where Mr. Scawen has the Chair: And speedy Course shall be taken for some of their Arrears.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath;
The Lords have commanded us to deliver this Report, made by the Earl of Warwick, to their Lordships, from the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Admiralty and Cinque-Ports, in this Paper; together with several Commissions, with Blanks, to one Nic. De White; which they desire you to take into Consideration.
They have likewise sent you the Petitions of Wm. Colemore, Sheriff of the County of Warwick; of Sir Francis Drake, and of Lady Joan Drake: To all which the Lords have agreed; and desire the Concurrence of this House.
Upon Information, by some Members of the House, That the Lady Joan Drake, and Sir Francis Drake, were in very great Wants; and that their Estates had been utterly ruined for their Affections to the Parliament;
It is thereupon Ordered, That Two hundred Pounds shall be charged upon Haberdashers-Hall, and forthwith paid to the Lady Joan Drake, and to Sir Francis Drake, to each of them One hundred Pounds, for their present Support.
And, upon a like Information of the Necessities and Losses of Sir Richard Stroade's Lady, and of Sir Wm. Lister, it is further Ordered, That Two hundred Pounds more be charged upon Haberdashers-Hall, to be forthwith paid to the said Lady Stroad, and Sir Wm. Lister, to each of them One hundred Pounds, for the present Support and Maintenance of them and their Families respectively: And that the One hundred Pounds, appointed for the Lady Stroade, be paid to Mr. Dennis Bond, for the Use of the said Lady Stroade.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That Mr. Rigby do make his Report touching the Supplying of the Necessities of the Members of Parliament To-morrow Morning: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind of it.
Ordered, That the Petition of Major Oconnelly be read To-morrow Morning, peremptorily.
Ordered, That Colonel Ven be heard To-morrow Morning concerning Windsore-Castle.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the House had taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That a Thousand Pounds shall be forth with provided, for a Fortnight's Pay, upon Account, for Colonel Fienis his Regiment.
Ordered, That this Thousand Pounds shall be charged upon the Excise; to be paid after all other Assignments there shall be first satisfied: And that an Ordinance be brought in to this Purpose.