Die Veneris, Augusti 1, 1645.
ACcording to former Order, the Grand Committee of
the House proceeded to the further Consideration
of the Matter of Church-Government.
Mr. Whittacre in the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
The House being informed, That some of the Assembly of Divines were at the Door;
They were called in: And Mr. Newcomen acquainted
the House, That the Assembly of Divines had commanded them to wait on this House with their humble
Petition, in pursuance of their humble Advice, formerly
delivered in to the House, concerning Persons not to be
admitted to the Sacrament; the Business of keeping
scandalous and unworthy Persons from the Sacrament:
How great a Work it is, and how much for the Honour
and Glory of God, the Petition itself will better express.
The Petition was read.
And the Ministers were called in: And Mr. Speaker,
by Command of the House, acquainted them, That the
House had read their Petition; and had commanded
him to return this Answer: That they have been upon
Consideration of this Business all this Day; and will proceed with it with all convenient Speed.
A Letter from the Committee at York, of 29 Julii
1645, was this Day read; and was, to acquaint the
House, That they had disposed the Place of Governor of
Scarborough-Castle to Colonel Matthew Boynton.
The Order of this House, of 24 Julii 1645, was
likewise read; which was, That Colonel Points should
have the next Command (worthy of him) that should
fall in the North: And
It is thereupon Ordered, That it be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for the Northern Association,
the whole State of the Case concerning Scarborough; and
the Two Letters, one from the Committee at York, the
other from Colonel Points: They are likewise to have
regard to the Order of Engagement to Colonel Poynts,
made by this House; and likewise to consider of the
Debate of this House upon this Business; and of the Ordinance for the Northern Association.
Ordered, That Mr. Blakiston do, from this House, desire Mr. Greenhill to preach the next Fast-Day before the
Commons House, in the room of Mr. Strickland.
An Ordinance for Continuance .. the weekly Assessments upon the County of Northampton, in the same
Manner as formerly, was this Day read; and, upon the
Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords
for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That, on Tuesday next, peremptorily, the Reports be made from the Committee of both Kingdoms,
remaining in the Hands of any of the Members of this
Ordered, That To-morrow Sir Robert Pye do carry to
the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Vote for Colonel
Edward Harley to be Governor of Cannon-Froome.
Ordered, That the Six hundred Pounds, appointed by
Order of Julii 18 1645, to be paid out of the Arrears
of the Earl of Dorsett's Estate in Sussex, for the Charge
of the Countess of Dorsett's Burial, &c. be paid by the
Committee of Sequestrations of that County, the Tenants,
or any other, in whose Hands the same, or any Part thereof,
remain, unto Augustine Skinner Esquire, a Member of this
House: Whose Receipt shall be a sufficient Discharge to
the said Committee, or Tenants, for the same.
The Draught of a Letter, to be written from the House,
to General Leven, was this Day read: And Ordered, That
it be committed to Mr. Tate, Mr. Lisle, and Mr. Recorder, to alter, and bring it in To-morrow Morning,
according to the Debate thereupon this Day in the
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider of
an Establishment for the Garison of Windsore, or any
Four of them, may meet upon that and other the Matters
referred to them.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army where
Mr. Scawen has the Chair, be desired to lend the Committee of Worcestershire Five hundred Musquets, with their
Furniture, for the Service of the Garison of Evesham.