Journal of the House of Lords: Volume 7, 1644. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1767-1830.
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DIE Mercurii, 23 die Octobris.
Answer from the H. C.
Settling the Church Government.
And the Lord Admiral and the Earl of Pembrooke are hereby appointed to acquaint the Assembly, "That, in regard of the many Divisions and Distractions Abroad, this House desires they would hasten the settling of the Government of the Church."
Message from the H. C. with an Ordinance.
Message from thence, with Ordinances.
Order for the Commissioner's of Excise to reimburse themselves 2000 l. advanced for Provisions for the Lord General's Army.
"Whereas John Towse Esquire, Alderman of the City of London, and the rest of the Commissioners of the Excise and New Impost, have advanced and lent the Sum of Two Thousand Pounds, for Biscuit, Cheese, and for Carriage of the same, for Provision of the Lord General's Army: Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the said Commissioners of Excise shall satisfy and reimburse themselves the said Two Thousand Pounds, together with Interest for the same, after the Rate of Eight Pounds per Cent. for so long Time as the same, or any Part thereof, shall be forborn, out of such Monies as shall be next paid to his Excellency's Army, or out of such Intervals for Receipts of Monies as shall arise upon the Office of the Grand Excise when other Payments shall not fall due, or, for Want of such Intervals, then as the Reimbursement thereof shall follow in Course; and shall not, by any other Order or Ordinance of One or both Houses of Parliament, be debarred from satisfying themselves accordingly; and the Receipts of Sir Gilbert Gerrard Knight, Treasurer at Wars, shall be a sufficient Discharge for the said Two Thousand Pounds to the Commissioners in that Behalf, which Monies Sir Gilbert Gerrard is hereby directed and Ordered to pay the same, upon Accompt, to Commissary Bond, for the Service aforesaid."
Order for 500 l. to Colonel Massey.
"It is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies at Habberdashers Hall do, next after the Monies already assigned upon the Committee, advance upon Accompt to the Committee for Gloucester, or such as they shall appoint, Five Hundred Pounds, for the Pay of Colonel Massie's Regiment of Horse."