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.
ACcording to former Order, the Grand Committee of the House proceeded to the further Consideration of the Matter of Church-Government.
Mr. Whittacre in the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
The House being informed, That some of the Assembly of Divines were at the Door;
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.
The Petition was read.
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.
The Order of this House, of 24 Julii 1645, was likewise read; which was, That Colonel Points should have the next Command (worthy of him) that should fall in the North: And
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.
Ordered, That Mr. Blakiston do, from this House, desire Mr. Greenhill to preach the next Fast-Day before the Commons House, in the room of Mr. Strickland.
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, on Tuesday next, peremptorily, the Reports be made from the Committee of both Kingdoms, remaining in the Hands of any of the Members of this House.
Ordered, That To-morrow Sir Robert Pye do carry to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Vote for Colonel Edward Harley to be Governor of Cannon-Froome.
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 appointed to consider of an Establishment for the Garison of Windsore, or any Four of them, may meet upon that and other the Matters referred to them.
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.