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.
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.
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.
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 * * *.
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.
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.