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, Augusti 1, 1645.
They were called in: And Mr. Newcomen acquainted the House, That the Assembly of Divines had commanded them to wait on this House with their humble Petition, in pursuance of their humble Advice, formerly delivered in to the House, concerning Persons not to be admitted to the Sacrament; the Business of keeping scandalous and unworthy Persons from the Sacrament: How great a Work it is, and how much for the Honour and Glory of God, the Petition itself will better express.
And the Ministers were called in: And Mr. Speaker, by Command of the House, acquainted them, That the House had read their Petition; and had commanded him to return this Answer: That they have been upon Consideration of this Business all this Day; and will proceed with it with all convenient Speed.
A Letter from the Committee at York, of 29 Julii 1645, was this Day read; and was, to acquaint the House, That they had disposed the Place of Governor of Scarborough-Castle to Colonel Matthew Boynton.
It is thereupon Ordered, That it be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Northern Association, the whole State of the Case concerning Scarborough; and the Two Letters, one from the Committee at York, the other from Colonel Points: They are likewise to have regard to the Order of Engagement to Colonel Poynts, made by this House; and likewise to consider of the Debate of this House upon this Business; and of the Ordinance for the Northern Association.
An Ordinance for Continuance .. the weekly Assessments upon the County of Northampton, in the same Manner as formerly, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That the Six hundred Pounds, appointed by Order of Julii 18 1645, to be paid out of the Arrears of the Earl of Dorsett's Estate in Sussex, for the Charge of the Countess of Dorsett's Burial, &c. be paid by the Committee of Sequestrations of that County, the Tenants, or any other, in whose Hands the same, or any Part thereof, remain, unto Augustine Skinner Esquire, a Member of this House: Whose Receipt shall be a sufficient Discharge to the said Committee, or Tenants, for the same.
The Draught of a Letter, to be written from the House, to General Leven, was this Day read: And Ordered, That it be committed to Mr. Tate, Mr. Lisle, and Mr. Recorder, to alter, and bring it in To-morrow Morning, according to the Debate thereupon this Day in the House.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army where Mr. Scawen has the Chair, be desired to lend the Committee of Worcestershire Five hundred Musquets, with their Furniture, for the Service of the Garison of Evesham.