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, 4 Junii, 1646.
Ordered, That the Reports from Goldsmiths-Hall be made To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
The House, according to the Order Yesterday made, proceeded in the Consideration of the Propositions concerning the Militia of the City of London.
And the Vote, sent from the Lords, touching the Militia of the City of London, was read divers times; and was in hæc verba; videlicet,
"Resolved, &c. That whatsoever Act of Parliament, or Propositions, shall pass, or be agreed on, concerning the Militia of the whole Kingdom, some Clause may be expressed therein to this Effect; That this 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, for the Defence thereof, 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 Making of the said Act or Proposition; to the end this City may be fully assured, it is not the Intention of Parliament, to take from them any Privileges or Immunities in Raising or Disposing of their Forces, which they have, or might have, used or enjoyed heretofore."
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree with the Lords in this Vote.
The House, taking notice of the many faithful and good Services performed by Colonel Edward Rosseter to the Parliament and Kingdom, did Order, and it is Resolved, &c. That Colonel Edward Rosseter shall have Thanks given him, from this House, for the many faithful and good Services performed by him to this Parliament and Kingdom.
Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, gave him Thanks accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Sayer, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. John Gourdon, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Knightley, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Mr. Samuel Browne carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance, Yesterday passed, touching further Power to be given concerning the Keeping of notorious scandalous Offenders from the Sacrament.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords be acquainted, at a Conference, with the Concurrence of this House with their Lordships, in the Vote concerning the inserting a Clause in the Proposition of the Militia of the whole Kingdom, for saving the Rights and Usages of the City of London: And that, at the same Conference, the Lords be acquainted with the Matter of Fact, as it stands between the Houses, concerning the Proposition of the Militia of the City of London; and their Concurrence desired to the Proposition concerning the Militia of the City of London, as it went from this House.
Resolved, &c. That another Head of this Conference shall be, to acquaint the Lords, That this House hath received Two Petitions, one from the City of London, and another from the Out-Parts, concerning the Militia of the Out-Parts: And that the Difference being of great Weight and Concernment, and under Commitment at present, that the Lords be desired, That the Proposition for the Militia of London, as to the City of London, and Liberties, may be agreed, and sent away speedily, with the rest of the Propositions: And that the Matter in Difference shall be taken into Consideration, and determined, in convenient Time.
Sir John Danvers is appointed to desire this Conference To-morrow Morning.
Mr. Nathanael Fienis, Sir Henry Vane junior, Mr. Holles, are appointed Managers.