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, Februarii 6, 1644.
ORdered, That my Lord General be desired to grant his Warrant to the Treasurer at Wars, to pay forthwith to the Foot at Redding, and the Artificers and Gentlemen of the Train of Artillery, a Week's Pay, upon their last Muster.
Ordered, That Mr. Trenchard do forthwith send down the Monies assigned to Sir Wm. Waller's Forces, to be paid upon the Place, according to former Order, upon their Muster: And that he keep in his Hands Three hundred Pounds of the last Two thousand Pounds assigned to those Forces, for sending away the Train of Artillery, and the Carriages with Provisions of Cheese and Biscuit.
Ordered, That Mr. Trenohard do forthwith make Provision of a Week's Biscuit and Cheese for the Army under the Command of Sir Wm. Waller; and send it down forthwith.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth nominate and approve of John Cotton Esquire to be High Sheriff of the County of Suffolk.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms, concerning the furnishing the Stores, and supplying the Wants thereof, be committed to the Committee of the Navy; to consider thereof; and to bring in an Ordinance for the constant Supply and Furnishing the Stores with all Provisions both for Sea and Land.
Upon the Petition of the Mayor, Aldermen, and other well-affected Inhabitants within the City of Chichester, this Day read;
It is Ordered, That Mr. Cawley do bring in an Ordinance for allowing, to Three able Preaching Ministers, the Allowance of a Hundred Pounds a Year to each, out of the sequestrated Estates of the Dean and Chapter of Chichester, until the Revenues of Deans and Chapters in general shall be settled.
Ordered, That the intercepted Letters, this Day sent to Mr. Speaker from Lyme-Street, from the Commissioners of the Navy, be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms.
Memorandum, These Letters were delivered to Colonel Cromwell.
Ordered, That the Letter from Colonel Browne, Governor of Abingdon, be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms; to consider what Supplies of Money will be requisite for that Place; and to report their Opinions to the House.
Lieutenant-General Cromwell is to take care of this Business.
Ordered, That, next after the Business of the Church, the Informations of Sir Fred. Hamilton, concerning Sir Jo. Clottworthy and Sir Wm. Cole, be taken into Consideration.
Resolved, &c. That the Votes already passed this House, and not yet passed the Lords House, be sent up to the Lords for their Concurrence: And that Mr. Rous carry them up.
Ima vice lecta est Billa, An Act for the utter Abolishing and Taking away of all Archbishops, Bishops, their Chancellors and Commissaries, Deans and Subdeans, Deans and Chapters, Archdeacons, &c. and all other their Under-Officers, out of the Church of England, and Dominion of Wales, and the Kingdom of Ireland.
Ordered, That Mr. Recorder do confer with the Commissioners of Scotland touching the Alterations made in the Bishops Bill, upon the Third Proposition; and the Treaty of the Twenty-ninth of November at Edenburgh.
Resolved, &c. That the Hierarchy in Ireland shall be inserted in this Bill; to be taken away and abolished by this Bill.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Recorder, Mr. Sam. Brown, Mr. Reynolds; and Mr. Serjeant Wilde, to prepare a Bill, and bring it in with all Speed, for the Disposing of the Lands of Bishops, Deans, Deans and Chapters, &c. in Ireland, in such Manner as they were to be disposed of by the Bill presented to his Majesty.
Ordered, That the House proceed to the further Consideration of Church-Government To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Mr. Rouse brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Votes, carried up by him, concerning ChurchGovernment.