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 Jovis, 23 Octobris, 1645.
THE Grand Committee of the House, according to former Order, proceeded to take into Consideration the Business of Propositions, to be sent to his Majesty, for a safe and well-grounded Peace.
Sir Thomas Widdrington in the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
A Letter from Sir Thomas Fairfax the General, of 20 Octobris 1645, from Tiverton, relating the Motions of the Enemy, and of the Army under his Command, and of the Taking in of the Garison and Castle of Tiverton, with a List of the Prisoners taken there, were this Day read.
A Letter, from the Members of this House, sent down to the Army, of 20 Octobris 1645, from Tiverton, with a List of the Prisoners taken there, were this Day read.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army, where Mr. Scawen hath the Chair, do issue the Sum of Five hundred Pounds, for One Month, to be the First Month; and, from and after the End of the said First Month, the monthly Sum of Two hundred Pounds; to be employed for and towards the Buying and Providing of Horses for the supplying and filling up, from time to time, such Troops as are or shall be defective or broken Troops, in the Army under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfax, with necessary Recruits.
An Ordinance for Assessing and Levying of certain Sums of Money upon the several Counties of the Eastern Association, for the reimbursing divers Sums of Money, disbursed by Gentlemen of the said several and respective Counties, upon the Occasion of the Incursions and Alarms given them by the Enemy, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto the Committee of the Eastern Association: Who are to consider of it this Afternoon; and to report it Tomorrow Morning, the first Business.
An Ordinance for taking off the Delinquency, and for discharging the Sequestration of the Estate, of the Earl of Devon, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, recommitted, upon the whole Debate of the House, unto the Members of this House that are of the Committee of Haberdashers-Hall.
Ordered, That the Earl of Devonshire be, and is hereby, injoined to return into England, and render himself to the Parliament, on or before the First Day of January next.
A Letter from Mr. Cawley, from Chichester, of 13 Octobris 1645, concerning the Obstructions in the Bringing in of Monies, and Raising of Recruits, for Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Committees for the County of Sussex do sequester such Persons as do or shall refuse to pay their respective Payments and Assessments set upon them, or to be set upon them, according to the several Ordinances of Parliament for Levying of Money in the said County.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning the Government of Bristoll be reported on Saturday Morning, the first Business.
Mr. Lane reports, from the Committee of the Three Counties, several Proportions of Men and Horse, with Propositions and Provisions necessary for the Reducing of Dennington Castle, and for carrying on that Work, and Blocking up of Wallingford.
Ordered, That these Propositions and Proportions of Horse and Foot be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to treat with the Gentlemen of Kent and Sussex concerning their Proportions: And to consider of the whole Propositions: And are to take the same into Consideration this Afternoon; and to report it to the House To-morrow Morning, the first Business, after Mr. Speaker comes to the Chair.