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 Martis, 28 Octobris, 1645.
THE Grand Committee of the House, according to former Order, proceeded to take into Consideration the Business concerning 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.
Sir Walter Erle carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Declaration concerning such as come in from the King's Quarters, to reside within the Line of Communication: The Ordinance for the Settling of the Government of the City of Bristoll: The Ordinance for Regulation of the College of Westminster: The Ordinance for continuing the Ordinance of 15 Julii 1644, concerning the Safety of the Isle of Wight, for Six Months: The Vote for Colonel Morgan to be Commander in Chief of the Forces in the County of Gloucester: The Vote for Sir Trevor Williams to be continued Governor of MonmouthCastle: The Vote for Payment of Six hundred Pounds to Mr. Browne, Clerk of the Parliament, by the Committee at Haberdashers-Hall: The Vote for Payment of Interest to the Executors of Nicolas Cholmeley, for Nineteen hundred Pounds lent to the State: The Ordinance for Discharge of the Fine and Rent payable for the Wardship of William Penn. And he was to put the Lords in mind of the Ordinance for the Government of Plymmouth; of the Ordinance for Sale and Building of Ships; and of the Vote for Continuing of Lieutenant-General Cromwell in the Command of Lieutenant-General for Four Months longer.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath;
The Lords have commanded us to bring you this Ordinance: It is for the Relief of Leicester: It moved first from this House; and the Lords do agree to it, with these Amendments; to which they desire your Concurrence: And an Ordinance for the Relief of the Wives and Widows of Soldiers: To which they likewise desire your Concurrence.
The Amendments to the Ordinance for the Relief of the Inhabitants of Leicester were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
The Ordinance for Relief of the Wives and Widows of Soldiers was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House hath considered your Message; and doth agree to the Amendments to the Ordinance for the Relief of Leicester, and to the Ordinance for the Relief of the Wives and Widows of Soldiers.
The Declaration, Yesterday presented from the Committee, touching the Proceedings of this House in the Matter of Church-Government, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, ordered to be read again; and taken into Consideration, on Saturday Morning.