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, 30 Julii, 1646.
Mr. Edward Ashe, Mr. Vassall, Mr. Rolle, Alderman Atkyn, Alderman Pennington, Mr. Recorder, Sir Thomas Soame, Colonel Venn, Mr. Francis Allen, Colonel Thompson, Mr. Jennor, Colonel Wilson, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Pury, Mr. Scawen;
This Committee is to join with the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, as to this Purpose: And are to go to the Committee at Weavers-Hall, to desire, That the Forty thousand Pounds, formerly advanced there for the Affairs of Ireland, upon the Credit of Excise upon the Ordinance of 13 Septembris, may be continued upon the Credit of the Fifty thousand Pounds, assigned by a late Ordinance, for the Service of Ireland, and charged upon the Excise: And the Committee at Weavers-Hall are hereby required and authorized to call before them the particular Lenders and Advancers of the said Forty thousand Pounds; and to treat with them for the Continuance thereof upon the Credit aforesaid; and are desired to encourage them thereunto, and to acquaint them, how important a Service it will be to the present Service of Ireland.
Ordered, by the and Commons, That the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland be hereby authorized to give Commissions to Colonel Chudleigh Coote and Colonel Lydcott, to raise in this Kingdom, and in Wales, Two Regiments of Horse, to consist each Regiment of Five hundred Horse; and to Colonel Grey, to raise in like manner a Regiment of One thousand Foot; and to transport these Horse and Foot into Ireland, for subduing the Rebels there; the which Regiments are already contracted for by the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland; and the Dispatch of them doth very much concern the Service and Safety of that Kingdom: And that further Power be hereby given to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to raise a Regiment of Foot for himself, as Colonel, out of the disbanded Men of Chichester, Henley, Weymouth, and some other Places in this Kingdom, to be transported likewise for the Service of Ireland.
Mr. Nicholls brings Answer, That, concerning the Ordinance for the Remainder of the Twenty thousand Pounds for Colonel-General Massie's Forces, out of the Excise, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Sir John Clotworthy carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for a Pardon unto Francis Shallott, and others, for their respective Delinquencies: An Ordinance for Continuance of the Ordinance for Pay of the Forces of Gloucester, Monmouth: The Ordinance for Continuance of the Ordinance for the Garison of Bristoll: The Order for appointing Commissioners to take Account of the Assessments for the Scotts Army in the County of Nottingham: And the Order for authorizing the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to give Commissions to Two Regiments of Horse, and Two Regiments of Foot, to go for Ireland.
Resolved, &c. That such Officers and Soldiers of Colonel Massie's Brigade as shall be willing to go into Ireland, against whom there are no Exceptions, shall be employed in that Service, and transported thither, under their own Officers: And that it be referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, and Committee of the West, to consider together of such as are fit to be sent and employed in that Service.
Ordered, That the Committee for Irish Affairs do receive the Particulars, recommended to the Care of Captain Drumon, from the Scotts Army in Ireland, according to the Desires of the Commissioners for the Parliament of Scotland, in their Paper of the Twenty-fourth of July 1646: And that the said Captain Drumon do present the said Particulars to the said Committee: Who are to report their Opinions, what they shall think fit to be done thereupon, to the House.
And it is further Ordered, That the several and respective Committees of the several Associations, and of the Counties where any Garisons are, do consider with themselves, and bring in a List To-morrow Morning, of such Forces as are in the several Associations, and several Garisons: And that the Committee for Ireland do consider what Forces they think necessary for the immediate Service of Ireland.
Ordered, That the Business concerning the spreading the Gospel, by settling godly learned Ministers through the Kingdom, and concerning the settling Ministers in the City of Sarum, be taken into Consideration on Wednesday Morning next; which, according to the Order made on Tuesday last, 28 Julii 1646, was appointed to be considered of this Day.