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 (fn. 1) Veneris, 10 die Octobris.
Answer from the H. C.
Mr. Wray's Daughter, a Pass.
Message to the H. C. to concur in it; and for Trin. College, Cambridge, to elect a Matter.
Paper from the Committee of both Kingdoms, for the Committee of the Militia to imprest 1465 Men in London;
"The Committee of the Militia of London having represented divers Obstructions to the Committee of both Kingdoms, which hath both discouraged and disabled them of late either to exercise that Power conferred upon them by the Ordinance of the 19th of July, 1643, or to cause to be imprested the One Thousand Four Hundred and Sixty-five Men lately required; for Remedy whereof, according to the Direction of the said Committee, they humbly present their Desires as follow:
"1. That, according to the Ordinance of the 27th of Febr. 1644, concerning the impresting of Men, they may receive Directions, either from both Houses of Parliament, or from this Committee, or Sir Thomas Fairefax, to cause the said One Thousand Four Hundred and Sixty-five Men to be imprested, within the City of London, Lines of Communication, Hamlets of The Tower, and Parishes mentioned in the Weekly Bills of Mortality; that both Houses would be pleased to declare, whether the Ordinance of the 19 July, 1643, have and shall continue in Force, to all Intents and Purposes therein expressed and ordained; or that otherwise the like Service we have formerly done may not be expected from us.
for Colonels Washborn, Underwood, and Willoughby's Forces to return, and their Arrears to be paid.
"That, in regard the Committee of the Three Counties have declared (as the Committee of the Militia is informed), That they can now spare Colonel Washborne's and Colonel Underwood's Troops of Horse, and Colonel Willoughbie's Regiment of Foot; that therefore Care be taken for Payment of their Arrears, and Direction for speedy Return to London."
Message to the H. C. with it.
Cordier to remain in his Habitation.
Upon Report made to this (fn. 2) House, by the Clerk of the Parliaments, "That the Committee of The Savoy did proceed against Cordieer, a Frenchman, merely as he was a Papist:"
And this House, declaring that it was not the Intent of the House in the Ordinances, that they should extend to any as Papists but such as are Englishmen, (fn. 3) appointed the Clerk of the Parliaments to signify so much to the Committee of The Savoy; and that the said Cordieer be permitted to remain in his Habitation.