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 Veneris, 13 Martii, 1645.
REsolved, &c. That Mr. Samuel Browne, a Member of this House, shall have bestowed upon him, by this House, the several Pieces of Hangings appointed to be sold by the Commissioners of the Customs, and valued at Six-and-thirty Pounds.
The House being informed, That divers of the Assembly of Divines were at the Door;
They were called in: And Dr. Smith did, from the Assembly, desire this House to take it into their serious Consideration to encourage Mr. Patrick Yonge in going on in the great Work of printing the Greek Copy of the Old Testament, it being very much desired by the Learned at Home, and beyond the Seas.
An Ordinance made for the due Printing of the Holy Bible, and some other Books, and for the publishing, in Print, the Old Testament in Greek, commonly called the Septuagint Translation, out of a very ancient Copy in the Hands of Patrick Yonge Esquire, was this Day read the First time; and ordered to be read the Second time on Wednesday Morning next, the first Business: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind hereof.
Ordered, That the Report concerning the Earl of Denbigh be taken into Consideration, the first Business.
Ordered, That the Amendments to the Ordinance concerning Heraldry be reported, the first Business, To-morrow Morning.
The House proceeded, according to former Order, to take into Consideration the Lords Amendments to the Propositions.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords, That the Twelfth Qualification of the Fifteenth Proposition be wholly omitted, because inserted in the Proposition touching the Payment of the Debts of the Kingdom.
The Lords Message, of the Tenth of February last, concerning the Propositions of the City of London; Two Votes of the Lords, the one concerning the Proposition for the Militia of the whole Kingdom, for Addition of a Clause thereunto; the other, concerning the Proposition of the City, for the Militia of the City; the Proposition itself, concerning the Militia of the City of London, as it came from the Lords, and likewise as it was sent to the Lords from this House; and the rest of the Propositions, concerning the City of London, as they are agreed by both Houses; were all read.
The Lords Vote, concerning the adding a Clause to the Proposition for the Militia of the whole Kingdom, was read the Second time.
Resolved, &c. That, in the Eighth Line, after the Word "City," and before the Word "for," these Words, "and the Liberties thereof," be added; and, in the same Line, after the Word "Defence," and before the Word "in," the Word "thereof" shall be left out; and, instead thereof, these Words, "of the same," shall be inserted.
Resolved, &c. That, in the Eleventh Line, after the Word "the," and before the Word "making," these Words, "Tenth of January 1641," shall be added.
Resolved, &c. That the Three First Lines, and the Fourth Line, unto the Words "that this," be omitted.
Resolved, &c. That, in the Eleventh Line, from the Words "before the," the whole Clause, to the End of the Vote, be omitted.
Resolved, &c. That the City of London shall have and enjoy all their Rights, Liberties, and Franchises, Customs, and Usages, in the raising and employing the Forces of this City, and the Liberties thereof, for the Defence of the same, in as full and ample Manner, to all Intents and Purposes, as they have or might have used or enjoyed the same at any time before the Tenth of January One thousand Six hundred Forty-one.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords in this Vote, thus amended.
Resolved, &c. That a Message be sent to the Lords, to desire their Answer to the Propositions sent from this House, concerning the Militia of the City of London; to the end it may be sent, with the rest of the Propositions, to his Majesty.
Mr. Sandys reports from the Committee to whom the Consideration of the Proposition of the City of London, and of the Out-Parts, was referred, That the Gentlemen and Inhabitants of the Out-Parts did, by their Counsel, desire the Committee, That they might not be concluded, before they be heard.
Mr. Sedgewick desiring to be excused from Preaching, the next Fast-Day, in regard of his great Indisposition;
It is Ordered, That Mr. Bolton be desired to preach in his room.
Mr. Holles is appointed to desire him.
Ordered, That Thanks be given to Mr. Strong and Mr. Hicks for the Pains they took in the Sermons they Yesterday preached before the Commons, Yesterday, the Twelfth of this instant March, being a Day set apart for Publick Thanksgiving: And that they be desired to print their Sermons.
Upon Sir Thomas Dacres his Report from the Committee appointed to consider of the Demands of the Widows and Wives of Officers and Soldiers, and of the Waggoners, and Train of Artillery, and their Wives and Widows;
It is Ordered, upon the Question, That Two thousand Pounds, of the Four thousand Pounds formerly assigned to the said Petitioners, be paid to the Widows and Wives of Officers and Soldiers; and Two thousand Pounds, Remainder of the said Four thousand Pounds, to the Waggoners, and Train of Artillery, and their Wives and Widows; notwithstanding any former Order or Ordinance for the Distribution of the said Four thousand Pounds: And that the Committee shall have Liberty to take the Names of those Wives, Widows, and others, who are equally concerned as the rest, in Justness of Debt and Necessity, and pay them with others.
Ordered, &c. That a free Conference be desired with the Lords, To-morrow Morning, concerning the Propositions, for the acquainting the Lords with the Proceedings of this House therein; and to desire their Concurrence to them; and that they may be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners: And the Gentlemen who were appointed Managers of the last Conference, are to prepare Reasons to offer to the Lords thereupon; and are to acquaint the Lords with the Reason, Why this House cannot proceed to the Finishing of the Proposition of the Militia for the Out-Parts, for the present; both Parties having not yet been heard thereupon.
Mr. Knightley is to desire this free Conference; and, at the same time, a Conference concerning the Ordinance for Martial Law; and the Instructions for the Gentlemen that are to go into Devon and Cornwall.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee to whom the Consideration of the Proposition for the Militia of the City of London, and of the Out-Parts, was referred, be revived: And that the Petition of the City, and the Petition of the Three military Sub-Committees, be referred to the said Committee: Who are to consider thereof, and of an Expedient, by a mutual Consent of all Parties concerned in the Proposition, touching the Militia of the City, and of the Out-Parts, within the Lines of Communication, and weekly Bills of Mortality, to be offered to the House, for the Settling thereof, if it may be: And are to meet hereupon, on Tuesday next, at Two of the Clock in the Afternoon, in the Star-Chamber; and to report their Proceedings thereupon to the House: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records, &c.