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 Veneris, 5 Martii, 1646.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Sir Thomas Widdrington shall have Leave to go into the Country.
According to the Order made on Wednesday last, the House fell upon the Consideration, How the Forces that shall be kept up for the Safety of the Kingdom of England, shall be commanded, and paid.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Whitelock carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, an Ordinance for the Payment of the Sum of Three thousand One hundred Fifty-five Pounds Fifteen Shillings and Ten-pence to the Lord Willoughby of Parham, upon his Entertainment, out of the Fine of Sir Thomas Littleton, and out of the Receipts of Goldsmiths Hall, in Course: An Ordinance for the Pardon of the Delinquency of Mr. John James: An Ordinance for Pardon of the Delinquency of Mr. Michaell Hutchinson: An Ordinance for an Hundred Marks to Mr. Barnett, out of Haberdashers Hall
Mr. Whitelock brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to all the particular Ordinances carried by him to them for their Concurrence.
Sir T. Fairfax Commander in Chief.
The Question was propounded, That the Forces that shall be kept up in the Kingdom of England shall be commanded by Sir Thomas Fairfax.
And the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
|Sir Wm. Armyn,||Tellers for the Yea:||159.|
|Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes,||With the Yea,|
|Sir Walter Erle,||Tellers for the Noe:||147.|
|Sir Wm. Lewes,||With the Noe,|
So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That the Forces that shall be kept up in the Kingdom of England, shall be commanded by Sir Thomas Fairfax.
Resolved, &c. That, on Monday Morning next, the first Business, the House do take into further Consideration the Order of this Day; and, in the first place, debate Whether any Officer that shall command, under Sir Thomas Fairfax, those Forces that shall be kept up in the Kingdom of England, shall be above a Colonel.
Resolved, &c. That the House do, in the Second place, take into Consideration, Whether any Member of the House shall command, under Sir Thomas Fairfax, the Forces that shall be kept up in the Kingdom of England, or any of the Garisons.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Lislebone Long shall have . . . to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Mr. John Browne shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Resolved, &c. That, To-morrow Morning, the first Business, and nothing to intervene, the House do take into Consideration the Report from the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, concerning Forces to be sent into Ireland.