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 Martis, 2 Novembris, 1647.
THE Grand Committee sat to take Consideration of raising Monies for the Army.
Colonel White in the Chair.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Swinfen went to the Lords with the Message appointed Yesterday.
He likewise carried to the Lords an Order for making Mr. George Powell Comptroller of the Customs, in the Port of Milford cum Membris: The Ordinance for Martial Law to Colonel Monke: The Order for addition of Members to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, sitting in the Star Chamber.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Swynfen reports, That the Lords do agree to the Orders carried by him: And have appointed this Afternoon. Three of Clock, for the Committee to meet, in the Prince's Lodgings, for forming the Propositions.
Records of Parliament.
Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Bond, Mr. Marten, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Scott, Mr. Fienis, Mr. John Corbett, Mr. Kemp, Colonel Morley, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Alderman Pennington, Mr. Bois, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Swynfen, Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Lord Grey, Mr. Challoner, Mr. Hungerford;
This Committee, or any Three of them, is appointed to take care to make a Collection of all the Papers Writeings, Letters, or Commissions that concerns the Publick, that are in the Hands of either of the Clerks of the Parliament, Secretaries of both Kingdoms, Committees, or any Sequestrator, or other Person; and to reduce them all into one Place, to be safely preserved; and to inventory and catalogue them; and put them into such a Way as they may be made use of by the Parliament, as Occasion shall require: And are to bring a Catalogue of them to the House, to be preserved amongst the Records: And have Power to send for Parties, Papers, Records: And are to meet this Afternoon at Three of Clock, in the Queen's Court; and so de die in diem, when and where they shall appoint.
Ordinance to be read.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the first Business, the Ordinance concerning Layton Bussart be read.
Soldiers Widows, &c.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, Mr. Marten do make Report of the Business concerning the Wives and Widows of Soldiers.
A Letter from the Lord Inchiquin, from Cork, of 26Octobris 1647, concerning the Transmitting of Major Sterling, was this Day read.