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, 19 Septembris, 1645.
THE Grand Committee of the House proceeded to take into Consideration the Business concerning the Suspending of scandalous Persons from the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.
Mr. Whittacre in the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Nicoll carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Vote for the Mayor of Redding to be added to the Committee of Berks: The Order for Mr. Trefusis to have Six Pounds per Week out of Haberdashers-Hall: The Ordinance for settling the Parish of Convent-Garden: And the Ordinance for Payment of One hundred Pounds per mensem unto John Lawrence, Girdler, out of HaberdashersHall, until the Debt appearing to be due to him, upon perfecting his Accompts, from the State, shall be satisfied.
Sir John Evelyn junior carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for regulating divers Abuses in the County of Wiltes.
Mr. Pelham carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for Charging of Five thousand Pounds upon the Excise, for the Use of the Isle of Ely.
Resolved, &c. That the Grand Committee for Religion do meet and sit on Tuesday next, at Eight of the Clock.
A Letter from the Committee of Sussex, from Lewes, of 18 Septembris 1645; relating the Rising of divers Clubmen, to the Number of One thousand, at Rowkeshill, near Chichester; was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That this Letter be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of both Kingdoms: Who are to confer with the Gentlemen of Sussex, Surrey, and Hants; and, upon Conserence with them, to consider of, How to prevent any Inconvenience that may happen by reason of them.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to take special Care to provide Forces to observe and attend the King's Motions; and to take care to prevent the Mischiefs and Impressions that may be made upon the Associations by Prince Rupert's Forces: And that the Committee of both Kingdoms do confer with the Committee of the West hereupon.
An Ordinance for continuing One-Tenth upon Merchandize until the Twenty-ninth of September which shall be in the Year 1646, for the Maintenance of the Town and Fort of Plymouth, and the Isle of St. Nicholas, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Rous, Mr. Winwood, Mr. Whitelock, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Holland, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Mr. Recorder, Mr. Oldesworth, or any Three of them, are to consider of a Statue of Brass at Windsore; and in what Condition it is; and to report their Opinions concerning it to the House.
A Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent, from this House, to Sir Thomas Fairfax, Commander in Chief of the Parliament's Forces, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
A Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent, from this House, to Lieutenant-General Cromwell, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
A Paper from the Scotts Commissioners, of 18 Septembris 1645, was this Day read; and was, concerning their Desires to communicate to this House several Letters from Scotland, concerning a great Victory; and a Paper of the Seventeenth of September, in Answer to the Vote of this House, of 16 Septembris, concerning a positive Answer touching the Disposal of the Scotts Army.
The Letter of 13 Septembris, from Philiphaugh, concerning the Success of the Scotts Forces against the Rebels, was read.
Ordered, That, the next Lord's Day, Thanks be given to Almighty God in all Churches and Chapels within the Lines of Communication, for his great Blessing upon the Forces of our Brethren of Scotland against the Enemy's Forces under the Command of the Earl of Montrosse, in Scotland: And that the like be done, on Sunday come Fortnight, in all Parts of this Kingdom under the Power of the Parliament: And that the Lord Mayor be desired to give timely Notice hereof to the Ministers within the Lines of Communication, and Bills of Mortality: And that the Members do give notice hereof to the several Counties.
A Letter from the Committee of Estates of the Kingdom of Scotland, from Haddington, of 10 Septembris 1645, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Answer to be given to the Papers, delivered by the Lord Chancellor of Scotland to the Committee of both Houses, in the Painted Chamber, and to the other Papers from the Scotts Commissioners, be reported To-morrow Morning: And that the Commissioners, returned from the Scotts do, To-morrow, give an Account of their Proceedings there.
The Paper of 17 Septembris 1645 was read: And
Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of this House that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to take into Consideration this Afternoon; and to report what they think sit to be done upon it, To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That Mr. Crew do, from this House, acquaint the Scotts Commissioners, That this House doth rejoice with them in the Successes of their Forces in Scotland; and have appointed the Ministers, upon the Days on which Thanks is appointed to be given to Almighty God for the Successes of the Parliament's Forces in the Taking of Bristoll, to remember and bless God likewise for the Success of their Forces in Scotland, obtained by the Scotts Forces over the Rebels in Scotland.
Ordered, That Mr. Speaker do come to the Chair at Ten of Clock To-morrow Morning: And that he put the House in mind of the Reports from the Committee of both Kingdoms concerning the Scotts Papers.
A Letter from Mr. Cawley, a Member of this House, from Chichester, of 18 Septembris 1645, was this Day read; and was, to give the House an Account of the Proceedings of the Clubmen in those Parts.
Ordered, That this Letter, and the Warrant sent out by the Clubmen in Sussex, and the Declaration published by the Inhabitants of Dorsett, Wiltes, and Southampton, be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to be considered of.
Ordered, That the Regiment of Horse and the Command of Colonel Norton do remove their Quarters, and forthwith come to Bishops-Walton; and do there pursue such further Orders and Directions, as they shall receive from the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to consider, How the Horse, designed for Ireland, under Colonel Jephson's Command, may, during their Stay in England, be employed in the best Manner for the Safety of this Kingdom.