Die Sabbati, 17 Januarii, 1645.
THE Grand Committee of the House, according to
former Order, sat, to take into Consideration the
Business of keeping of scandalous Persons from the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.
Mr. Whittacre in the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Ordered, That a Message be sent to the Lords, to desire them to expedite the Propositions; to the end they
may be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners.
Ordered, That Tuesday next be appointed to read the
Bills upon the Propositions, the first Business.
Ordered, That the Sum of Fourteen hundred Pounds
be charged upon the Receipts of the Excise, and
paid, in Course, unto Mr. Walter Frost: And that
Four hundred Pounds thereof be employed for the Use of
the Sussex Forces now at Abingdon: And that the
Thousand Pounds, Remainder thereof, shall be disposed
and employed for such Uses, as the said Committee of
both Kingdoms shall think fit.
A Letter from Totnes, of 13 Januarii 1645, from
Mr. Rushworth, with another Letter inclosed, of 12
Januarii 1645, from Plimouth; relating the Enemies
Deserting of the Strengths they held before that Town;
were this Day read.
Sir John Evelyn carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for Martial Law for Colonel Jeptson:
The Ordinance for Payment of Interest for the Fifteen
hundred Pounds, charged upon the Excise, for the Welch
Drovers: The Ordinance for Five hundred Pounds, out
of the Excise, for Windsor: The Order for Two hundred Pounds, out of Haberdashers-Hall, for Major Baxter, upon Accompt: The Order for Mrs. Mary Fyott to
have One hundred Pounds, out of the Lands of Sir Philip
Carteret in Jersey, upon the Sale thereof: The Ordinance
for Five-and-twenty hundred Pounds, Remainder of
Five thousand Pounds, out of the Excise, for Colonel
Pointz: The Ordinance for Nine hundred Sixty-three
Pounds Fourteen Shillings and Two-pence, out of the
Excise, for Mr. Richard Aldworth.
He was to desire the Lords, That the Letters and Papers of the Lord Digbye's, taken at the late Fight near
Shereborne in Yorkeshire, and now remaining with their
Lordships, may be forthwith delivered over and transmitted to the Members of both Houses, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms; and to desire them to expedite the Ordinance for Pressing of Men for Recruiting of
Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army; the Army being now upon
Action, and the Spring of the Year drawing on.
He was further to desire them to expedite the Propositions; to the end they may be communicated to the
Sir John Evelyn brings Answer from the Lords, That,
as to the Ordinance for Martial Law for Colonel Jeptson,
and the Ordinance for Mr. Aldworth's Money out of the
Excise, they do agree: And, as to the other Ordinances
now carried by him to the Lords, they will send Answer
by Messengers of their own.
He further brings Answer, That the Lords have passed
the Ordinance for Pressing of Soldiers: And, as to the
other Desire concerning the Letters and Papers of the Lord
Digby; and expediting the Propositions; they will send
Answer by Messengers of their own.
The Question being put, Whether the Business concerning Sir John Fenwick's being put out of the House shall
be considered of in the House;
It passed with the Negative.
Resolved, &c. That the Business concerning Sir John
Fenwick's being put out of the House be committed unto
the Committee for absent Members, where Mr. Dennis
Bond hath the Chair; with the Addition of Mr. Holles,
Sir Thomas Widdrington, Sir Henry Heyman, Sir Charles
Egerton, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Westrowe, Mr. Stapleton,
Sir Henry Cholmley, Mr. John Ashe, Mr. Snelling, Mr.
Hoyle, Mr. Scott, Mr. Darley, Sir Wm. Constable, Mr.
Gurdon, Sir John Danvers, Mr. Robynson:
This Committee, or any Five of them, are to meet
thereupon on Tuesday next, at Two of the Clock in the
Afternoon, in the Queen's Court; and so de die in diem.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for Saltpetre be read on
Ordered, That Mr. Wallop do make the Report, from
the Committee of both Kingdoms, concerning Abingdon,
on Monday next.
Ordered, That, on Thursday next, peremptorily, the
Reports from Goldsmiths-Hall be made.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and
The Lords have commanded us to bring this Ordinance
for Martial Law: To which they desire your Concurrence:-The Ordinance for Impresting of Soldiers: To
which they do agree; with this Proviso; to which they desire
your Concurrence:-The Ordinance for the Militia of
London; to which they agree, with these Amendments;
and desire your Concurrence:-A Petition of Roger
Lestrange; and the Desire of the Lords concerning it, as
in the Paper with the Petition:-The Petition of the Lord
Ewre: Which is especially recommended to your Consideration. They desire to acquaint you, That one Major
Rutterford is dead; and that something may be paid him
out of his Arrears for his Burial.
The Ordinance for Martial Law was read the First and
Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto
the Committee appointed to bring in an Ordinance for
Martial Law into this House, where Mr. Lisle hath the
Chair: Who are to meet thereupon on Monday next, in the
Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Star-Chamber.
The Proviso and an Amendment to the Ordinance for
Impresting of Soldiers were read; and, upon the Question,
The Amendments to the Ordinance for the Militia of
London were read; and, upon the Question, assented
Ordered, &c. That the Committee of Examinations do
pay unto the Widow of Major Rutterford the Sum of
Ten Pounds, for the Burial of her Husband, deceased.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee of Examinations do
pay unto Thomas Gardiner, the Usher of the Court of
Wards, the Sum of Twenty Pounds; and unto the Under-Usher, Tobet *, the Sum of Five Pounds.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Hussey, a Member of this
House, shall have Leave to go into the Country for a
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to Major-General
Browne, to consider of, and propound, an Exchange
for Mr. Jennings, a Member of this House, and his Wife,
taken Prisoners by the Forces of Farington.
Ordered, &c. That Colonel Tompson, a Member of this
House, be referred to the Committee of Accompts; to
state and perfect his Accompts; and to certify them to
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House hath considered your Message: And, as to
the Amendments to the Two Ordinances, they do agree:
They have taken the Business concerning Major Rutterford into Consideration: And, as to the rest, they will
send Answer by Messengers of their own.