Die Martis, Aprilis 15, 1645.
THE Grand Committee of the whole House, according to former Order, proceeded to the further
Consideration of the Business concerning such as are not
to be admitted to the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.
Mr. Whittacre called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
The House was informed of a printed Paper, intituled,
"The Speech of their Excellencies the Lords Ambassadors Extraordinary from the High and Mighty States
General of the United Provinces of the Netherlands, taking
their Leave of both the Honourable Houses of Parliament, assembled at Westminster, Aprilis 10, 1645.
Translated out of French into English, and printed by
their Excellencies Order. Steph. Taylor, Secretary:" The
which was read: And.
It is Ordered, That the Consideration of the Printing
and Publishing of this Paper, be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms: Who are desired to give an
Account hereof To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Business concerning Elections be
taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Report concerning Nottingham;
the Ordinances concerning the Northern Parts, and concerning Derbyshire; and the Report concerning Croyland;
be taken into Consideration the First Businesses To-morrow Morning.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whittfield and
The Lords have received a Report, from the Committee of both Houses, for regulating the King's Childrens Family: Which they agree unto; and desire the
Concurrence of this House.
Ordered, That this Message from the Lords, concerning the King's Childrens Family; and the Report, in Mr.
Rous his Hands, concerning the same Business; be taken
into Consideration on Friday Morning next.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whitfield and
The Lords have this Morning received Extracts of
several Letters from Scotland, concerning a great Defeat
given to the Rebels Forces in Scottland: They have
thought fit to communicate the Extracts to this House:
And desire this House to join with them in the Printing of
them; and that there may be Publick Thanks given to
God for this great Victory, the next Sunday, in all the
Churches and Chapels within the Lines of Communication
on Sunday next.
The Lords have commanded us further to let you
know, That this House hath appointed Three Lords to
go and congratulate with the Scotts Commissioners the
good Success of their Forces in Scotland; and to let them
know, That this House hopes this will be a Means for
the speedier advancing of their Army Southward: And do
desire, That this House will appoint a proportionable
Committee of their House to join with the Three Lords;
with the same Power from this House; and to go at Four
of Clock this Afternoon.
Resolved, &c. That this House does agree with the
Lords in the Printing and Publishing the Extracts of these
Letters; and that Publick Thanks may be given to Almighty God for this great Victory in all the Churches and
Chapels within the Lines of Communication on Sunday
Sir Anth. Irby, Sir Christ. Wray, Sir Wm. Stricland, Mr.
Baynton, Sir Philip Stapilton, Mr. Holles, are appointed
to go, with a proportionable Number of the Lords, this Afternoon, at Four of Clock, to congratulate with the Scotts
Commissioners the good Success of their Forces in Scotland; and to let them know, That both Houses hope this
will be a Means for the speedier Advancing of their Army
Answer returned by the First Messengers; That this
House will take their Lordships Message into speedy Consideration; and send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Answer returned by the Second Messengers; That this
House has read the Extract of the Letters from Scotland;
and do agree that it be printed; and that there be a publick Thanksgiving in all the Churches and Chapels within
the Lines of Communication on Sunday next: And have
appointed a Committee of this House to meet with a proportionable . . . . . of Lords, to go to the Scotts Commissioners, as is desired.
Ordered, That the Report from the Committee of
Accompts be taken into Consideration on Friday Morning next.
The House took Consideration of nominating Persons
to be put into the Ordinance for managing the Offices of
Lord Admiral and Lord Warden of the Cinque-Ports;
and nominated the Earl of Northumbland, Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, Earl of Essex, Earl of Warwick,
Lord Viscount Say and Seale, Lord North, Mr. Holles,
Sir Walter Erle, Sir Christopher Wray, Sir Phil. Stapilton,
Sir John Evelyn junior, Mr. Selden, Doctor Eden, Mr.
Whitelock, Mr. Greene, Mr. Lislie, Mr. Rolle, Mr. Alexander Bence.
IT is this Day Ordered, by the Lords and Commons,
in Parliament assembled, That Algernon Earl of Northumberland, Philip Earl of Pembroke and Montgommery,
Robert Earl of Essex, Robert Earl of Warwick, Wm.
Viscount Say and Seale, Dudley Lord North, Denzil
Holles Esquire, Sir Walter Erle, Sir Christopher Wray, Sir
Philip Stapilton, Sir John Evelyn junior, John Selden
Esquire, Doctor Thomas Eden, Bulstrode Whitelock, Gyles
Green, John Lisle, John Roll, and Alexander Bence Esquires,
shall be a Committee of Lords and Commons; and they,
or any Seven (fn. [a]) of them, Sitting the Committee, are
hereby authorized and enabled to do and execute all such
Things as appertain to the Office of Lord High Admiral
of England, and Lord Warden of the Cinque-Ports, in
as ample Manner, and to all Intents and Purposes, as the
Lord High Admiral, or Lord Warden of the Cinque-Ports, have used, and ought to do; for the Good and Safety
of the Kingdom, and due Government of the Affairs and
Persons belonging to the said Offices: Which Committee
have Power and Authority to nominate and appoint all
Commanders and Officers to be employed in the Admiralty
and Navy, and to present them to both Houses, for their
Approbation. Provided, and it is hereby Ordained, That
this Ordinance, and every Clause therein contained, shall
remain, and be in Force, until the First Day of October
next coming, and no longer.