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 Veneris, Maii 23, 1645.
It is thereupon Ordered, That the Lords be desired, That the Lords and Commons for Foreign Affairs may meet with all convenient Speed, to consider of the Proposition presented by Monsieur Jcachimy to both Houses; and to prepare an Answer to be given to it.
Ordered, That Mr. Greene, Mr. Selden, and Doctor Eden, do meet, at such Time and Place as they shall think fit, and prepare a Declaration to be sent to the Provincial States, and to satisfy the World touching the Proceedings of the Parliament in the Matter of Reprizal of Ships: And that they bring in this Declaration on Friday Morning next without Fail.
Ordered, That the Committee of Examinations do send for the Writer of the Pamphlet called "The Scotts Doue," to examine him touching some Passages in one of his Pamphlets, laying some Aspersions upon the Prince of Orenge, complained of by the States Ambassadors.
Resolved, &c. That the Earl of Stamford shall be impeached for Breach of the Privilege of this House, in assaulting Sir Arthur Hasilrig, a Member of this House; and Reparation demanded for the Member injured.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army where Mr. Scawen has the Chair, do make Provision for such Money and Necessaries for the Siege of Oxon, as they have or shall receive Directions for from the Committee of both Kingdoms, not exceeding the Sum of Six thousand Pounds: And that they shall be reimbursed the Monies that they shall expend upon these Provisions, out of the first Monies that shall come in for the Siege of Oxon; as likewise such Monies as they shall disburse upon the extraordinary Occasions of the Siege of Oxon; not exceeding, in the Whole, Six thousand Pounds.
The House, according to an Order of Yesterday, proceeded to take into Consideration the Letters and Papers from the Scotts General, and the Scotts Commissioners, concerning the Advance of the Scotts Army Southward: And, at the Instant, the House receiving a Paper from the Scotts Commissioners, of this Instant 23th of May, desiring this Business might be put off till To-morrow Morning;
It is Ordered, upon the Question, That the Consideration of the Letters, Papers, and Passages, touching the Advance of the Scotts Army Southward, be resumed Tomorrow Morning, the first Business, peremptorily: And that Mr. Speaker put the House in mind hereof.
Ordered, That the Petitions of the Merchants and Mariners, touching the Freedom of Trade, be read, and taken into Consideration on Thursday next, the first Business: And Mr. Green do then make his Report concerning this Business.
It is further Ordered, That John Pearne Lieutenant, David Ramsay Cornet, George Edmaston Quartermaster, and Three Corporals, all Major Urrie's Officers, shall likewise, each of them, have a Fortnight's Pay of their personal Entertainment; to be deducted out of their Arrears: And that these Pays shall be charged upon the Receipts at Haberdashers-Hall, to be paid in its Course.
Mr. Maynard reports the Amendments to the Ordinance for constituting Colonel Edward Massy Commander in Chief of all the Forces of Horse and Foot, raised, or to be raised, for the Western Association: The which were twice read; and, upon the Question, assented unto: And the Ordinance, with the Amendments, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That One Assistant, at the Entertainment of Ten Shillings per diem, and Two Men, at the Entertainment of Two Shillings per diem to each of them, shall be allowed to the Quartermaster-General of the Foot to Sir Thomas Fairfax his Army: And that this Pay shall be made to them, according to this Establishment, from 23 Maii 1645.
Ordered, That Twenty close Waggons shall be provided and allowed, according to the Establishment of the rest of the Train, to the Commissary for the Provisions, to carry Provisions for the Use of the Army.
Ordered, That, in respect the Advocate of the Army, and Secretary to the General, have many Necessaries to be carried for the publick Use and Service of the Army, that One close Waggon shall be allowed between them, according to the Establishment of the rest of the Train, for their Carriages.