Die Veneris, Julii 11, 1645.
THE Grand Committee of the House, according to
former Order, proceeded to take into Consideration
the Matter of the Government of the Church.
Mr. Whittacre in the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
A Letter from the Scotts Commissioners, from WorcesterHouse, of Julii 11, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords be desired to join, to
send Answer to the Officers of the Lord General, and of
the Scotts Army, That the Houses are sending a Committee
unto them, according to their Desire, with all convenient
Speed; with particular Instructions: And that, in the mean
time, the Houses do desire them, to take all Advantages
they can, upon the Enemy, as may most conduce to the
publick Service, and the speedy Ending of this War.
Resolved, &c. That Sir John Corbett, Humphry Sallwey Esquire, Colonel Wm. Purefoy, and Edward Baynton
Esquire, be nominated and appointed a Committee, to join
with a Committee of a proportionable Number of the
Lords, to go and reside with the Scotts Army; upon such
Instructions as they shall receive from both Houses.
Sir Robert Harley is appointed to carry these Votes to
the Lords for their Concurrence; and to acquaint them,
That this House has sent up to them the Names of the
Members they have nominated for Committees to go to
the Scotts Army; and desire their Lordships to send the
Names of their Committee to this House; and to desire,
that the Committee of Lords and Commons, to whom it
is referred to prepare Instructions for the Commissioners
that are to go into Scotland, may meet this Afternoon, to
prepare Instructions for this Committee, that are to go and
reside with the Scotts Army.
Ordered, &c. That the Members of this House, that
are of the Committee appointed to prepare Instructions
for the Commissioners that are to go into Scottland, to whom
it is likewife referred to prepare Instructions for the Committees that are to reside with the Scotts Army, do meet
this Afternoon, to prepare those Instructions, in pursuance
of a former Order, of Julii 7.
Sir Richard Onslowe reported, from the Committee appointed to treat with the Committee of the Militia London,
and of the neighbouring Counties, in hæc verba; viz.
According to the Order of the House, the Committee
of the Militia of the City of London, and of the several
neighbouring Counties, met, and conferred with the Committee of the Three Associated Counties of Oxon, Berks, and
Bucks, and resolved upon this Vote to be reported to the
That the Committees, understanding by the House, that
Two hundred thousand Pounds was to be satisfied out of
the Sale of Delinquents Estates, before it could be any Security for the Raising of these Forces now proposed, have
likewise received Information, That the first Fifty thousand
Pounds of the Two hundred thousand Pounds is designed for
and towards the Reducing of Oxford; and have the Assent
of the Committees of the Three Counties that were present,
that the said Fifty thousand Pounds shall go towards the
Raising and Paying of this Force.
The Committee therefore of the City of London, and of
the several Counties, do humbly desire, That the House
would be pleased to declare their Consent unto it; and
then, if the Ordinance for Sale of Delinquents Lands were
passed, which they much desire may be expedited, for a
visible Security to the City, and the several Counties, the
Forces proposed would be raised, and ready, within Twenty Days after the Passing of the said Ordinance.
Resolved, &c. That the whole Matter of raising the
additional Force of Horse and Dragoons, upon the Order
Yesterday made, be re-committed: And the Committee is
to acquaint them, That Two hundred thousand Pounds,
in regard of the former Engagements, must be first satisfied, before any Credit can be afforded upon the Ordinance
for Sale of Delinquents Estates; and to desire them, That
Expedition may be used; and that the first Thousand
Horse that shall be raised, be presently employed for *
up the Enemies Garisons that do annoy these Parts.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
the Navy, to consider of the Providing and Sending of
Two Barks to Weymouth; to lie in a Readiness there for
the Defence and Safety of that Port, and of the Shipping
trading there, and other Ports adjacent.