Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 5, 1646-1648. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Sabbati, 6 Martii, 1646.
UPON Sir Wm. Armyn's Report from the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, touching the Proportions of Horse and Foot that shall be thought fit to be sent into Ireland, vigorously to prosecute an offensive War there;
It is Resolved, &c. That Three thousand Horse, besides Officers, be forthwith sent over into Ireland, for the vigorous Prosecution of the War there, over and above the Horse that are already designed for the Service of that Kingdom, and lie ready for Transport.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland at Derby House, to consider, What Forces are already in Ireland; what are designed for Ireland, and ready for Transport; and of an Establishment for them all, as well those that are already in Ireland, as those that are designed, and upon Transport; and those also that are now voted to be sent into Ireland; that all the Forces of that Kingdom, that are upon the Pay of this Kingdom, may be all paid upon one Foot of Establishment: And they are to report it to the House, with an Estimate of the whole Charge at present necessary.
Resolved, &c. That Four Regiments of Horse, Part of the Three thousand Horse that are now voted to be sent into Ireland, with the Eight thousand Four hundred Foot, shall be taken out of the Horse of the Army.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, to consider, Where and How the Twelve hundred Dragoons, this Day voted to be sent over into Ireland; and the Remainder of the Three thousand Horse, over and above the Four Regiments of Horse voted to be taken out of the Horse of the Army; may be had: And they are to advise herein with the Committee of the Army.
Resolved, &c. That, on Friday Morning next, the first Business, the whole Business concerning the Kingdom of Ireland, touching the Report of the Matters this Day referred to the Committee at Derby House, touching the providing Monies for the present Occasions of that Kingdom, and for the future Subsistence of the Forces that shall be employed there, upon the Pay of this Kingdom; and touching the carrying on the War there; and the Government of that Kingdom; be taken into Consideration.