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 Lunæ, Januarii 27, 1644.
WHereas Mr. Rous was formerly appointed to carry up all the Votes passed the House concerning Church Government; It is this Day Ordered, That Mr. Rous shall carry up the Four Votes only, concerning Church Officers in each particular Congregation; The Government by particular Congregations under One Presbytery; By Congregational, Classical, and Synodical Assemblies: And that Synodical Assemblies shall consist both of Provincial and National Assemblies.
The House, according to former Order, was resolved into a Committee, to take into further Consideration the Ordinance for Raising and Maintaining of Forces upon the new Model.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Lisle called to the Chair.
Mr. Lisle reported a Proviso to be added, concerning Ordinances for raising Monies upon the Counties of Surry, Sussex; and Kent, &c.; the Names of the Committees for the County of Bedford; the Limitation to Whom the Monies and Duplicates shall be returned: The which were all twice read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be inserted into the Ordinance: And the Ordinance, so amended, upon the Question, passed.
Resolved, upon the Question, That this Ordinance be sent up to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Lisle is appointed to carry the same up to the Lords.
Mr. Rous brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Four Votes carried up by him, concerning ChurchOfficers, and Church-Government.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the West, that are Members of this House, to confer, as they see Cause, with the Common Council, or the Committee of the Militia, about the Affairs of the West.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee, where Mr. Tate has the Chair, to present a Declaration concerning Free Quarter; and to present a fit person for a Treasurer; and a List of fit Persons for Captains of Horse and Foot for the new Army.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee, where Mr. Scawen has the Chair, to consider of Instructions for this new Army; and of a Train of Artillery; and to present the same to the House: And Sir Wm. Waller, Lieutenant-General Cromwell, Sir Arth. Haselrigg, Sir John Merricke, and Sir Sam. Luke, are added to this Committee, as to this Business.
A Petition of Geo. Glapthorne, One of the Committees of the County of Cambridge, was read; informing the House, That he being employed by the Committee there to attend this House with a Petition concerning the Garisons; and that, during his Attendance here to deliver the Petition to the House; he is arrested.
Whereupon it is Ordered, That this Petition be referred to the Committee for Examinations; and to report their Opinions to this House: And that the Person, that arrested the Petitioner, have Notice of this Order, to attend this Committee.
Ordered, That the Report, in Mr. Whitlock's Hand, concerning the Moneyers, be delivered over to Mr. Hill, to be reported on Saturday next.
Ordered, That the Letter, sent from the Governor of Portsmouth to Mr. Lisle, a Member of this House, dated 20th of January Instant, be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms.
The House took into Consideration the Instructions for the Committees of both Houses of the Parliament of England, and for the Commissioners of the Kingdom of Scotland, respectively agreed on, sent down from the Lords; and * * *.
Instructions for the Committees of both Houses of Parliament of England, and for the Commissioners of the Kingdom of Scotland respectively, agreed upon.
YOU shall repair to Uxbridge; where you, or any Ten of you (whereof some of either House of the Parliament of England, and some of the Commissioners of the Kingdom of Scotland, to be present), shall treat with the Persons sent thither by his Majesty, from the Thirtieth of January, during the Space of Twenty Days, upon the Propositions concerning Religion, the Militia, and for Ireland, formerly sent to his Majesty from his humble and loyal Subjects, assembled in the Parliaments of both Kingdoms.
That the Propositions concerning Religion, the Militia, and Ireland, shall be treated upon Three Days apiece, alternis vicibus, during the Space of Twenty Days; beginning first with the Propositions of Religion.
You shall use your best Endeavours, that the afore-mentioned Propositions may be agreed unto, without receding from the Matter of them.
You shall deliver your Demands, and receive Answers to them, in Writing.
The Members of both Houses of the Parliament of England are to give frequent Advertisements of their Proceedings in this Treaty to both Houses of Parliament, by some of their own Number, or otherwise.
Ordered, That the Commissioners of this House shall repair to Uxbridge To-morrow, if they can; otherwise upon Wednesday, that they may be there on Wednesday Night.
Ordered, That the Reports concerning the Northern Armies, Newcastle, and concerning Gloucester, be made To-morrow Morning.