House of Commons Journal Volume 4
5 January 1646

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 5 January 1646', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 4: 1644-1646 (1802), pp. 396-397. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23587 Date accessed: 02 August 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 5 Januarii, 1645.

Prayers.

THE Grand Committee of the House, according to former Order, proceeded to take into Consideration the Business of Ireland.

Mr. Ashurst in the Chair.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Upon Mr. Ashurst's Report from the Grand Committee;

It is Resolved, &c. That the Grand Committee of the whole House shall sit this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, upon the Affairs of Ireland: And that the House do sit on Thursday in the Afternoon, to hear Reports upon Petitions.

Sir Robert Pye brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to a Conference, presently, in the Painted Chamber, touching the Business of Propositions for a safe and wellgrounded Peace.

Mr. Lisle carried to the Lords the Ordinances for Martial Law for London, for Gloucester, and for Hereford; and the Ordinance for Two thousand Pounds, out of the Excise, for Shrapshire.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page;

The Lords have commanded us to bring you these Two Ordinances; one for Mr. Pym; late a Member of this House; the Ordinance for Mr. Serle, a Member of this House: They both first moved from this House: And the Lords have agreed to them, with these Alterations; to which they desire your Concurrence.

The Lords desire the Concurrence of this House in adding those Names to the Committee of Sequestrations, in the County of Devon, formerly recommended by the Lords in Parliament, being Persons of Quality, known Integrity, and well deserving of the State.

The Lords do desire, That, at the Conference which is now appointed between both Houses, they may confer with you concerning the Ordinance for making Covent-Garden a Parish by itself, if it may stand with the Conveniency of this House.

The Amendments to the Ordinance concerning Mr. Pym were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the West, upon Advice with the Committees below in the Country, to nominate to this House sit Persons to be added to the Committees of Sequestrations in the County of Devon.

Answer returned by the same Messengers;

The House hath considered your Message: And, as to the Amendments to the Ordinance for Mr. Pym, and to a Conference concerning the Ordinance for Covent-Garden, they do agree: And, as to the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Sir Wm. Waller presented, from the Committee of both Kingdoms, a Paper from the Scotts Commissioners, in Reference to the Letter to be sent in Answer to his Majesty's late Letters: The which was read; and appointed to be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.

Ordered, That the Amendments, returned from the Lords, to the Ordinance concerning Mr. Serle, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee for Petitions, where Mr. John Goodwyn has the Chair.

A Letter from the Commissioners appointed to reside with the Forces before Newark, from Nottingham, of Januarii 3 1645, with divers other Papers.

The Letter was now read: And

It is Ordered, That this Letter, together with the Papers sent with it, be read; and taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.

A Letter from the Committee of Cumberland, from Keswick, of Decembris 20 was this Day read; and ordered to be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning.

Resolved, &c. That, in the Scotts Army in this Kingdom, there shall not be above Two thousand Horse, and One thousand Dragoons, according to the Treaty.

Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to communicate this Vote to the Scotts Commissioners; and to take care, that the same may be observed, accordingly.

Sir Thomas Widdrington and Mr. Reynolds are appointed Managers of the Conference concerning the Propositions.

Mr. Tate and Mr. Holles are appointed Reporters of the Conference concerning Convent-Garden Church.

Post Meridiem.

THE Grand Committee of the whole House sat, to take into Consideration the Business of Ireland.

Mr. Ashurst in the Chair.

Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Upon Mr. Ashburst's Report from the Grand Committee of the whole House;

It is Resolved, &c. That the Government of the Kingdom of Ireland shall be committed to one Person.