House of Commons Journal Volume 4
16 June 1646

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 16 June 1646', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 4: 1644-1646 (1802), pp. 578-579. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23720 Date accessed: 24 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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Die Martis, 16 Junii, 1646.

Prayers.

ORdered, That Mr. Barker, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Ordered, That Mr. Wasthall, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Ordered, That Mr. Kemp, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Ordered, &c. That Mr. Ashurst, a Member of the House of Commons, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Sir John Temple carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the several Votes passed Yesterday for Forces to be speedily sent to Ireland: The Vote for authorizing the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to give Commissions to the Commanders of the said Forces: The Letter and Relation of the Defeat given by the Rebels to the Brittish Forces in Connaght: And was to desire the Lords to expedite the Passing of the Ordinance for giving Power to the Lord Lisle to give Commissions to the Forces formerly appointed for Ireland; and to desire, That Sir William Waller and Mr. Wallop may be added to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland.

The House, according to the Order Yesterday made, took into Consideration the Report Yesterday made by Mr. Whitelock, concerning the Proposition of the Militia of the whole Kingdom.

The which was read first altogether; then Clause by Clause.

And it is Resolved, &c. That these Words, "the Space of Twenty Years," expressed in this Part of the Proposition concerning the Militia of the whole Kingdom, shall stand.

Resolved, &c. That the Lords and Commons, in the Parliament of England assembled, shall, during the Space of Twenty Years, from the First of July 1646, arm, train, and discipline, or cause to be armed, trained, and disciplined, all the Forces of the Kingdoms of England and Ireland, and the Dominion of Wales, the Isles of Guernsey and Jernsey, and the Town of Berwick upon Tweede, already raised both for Sea and Land-Service; and shall, from time to time, during the said Space of Twenty Years, raise, levy, arm, train, and discipline, or cause to be levied, armed, trained, and disciplined, any other Forces, for Land and Sea-Service, in the Kingdoms, Dominions, and Places aforesaid, as in their Judgments they shall, from time to time, during the said Space of Twenty Years, think fit and appoint: And that neither the King, his Heirs or Successors, nor any other, but such as shall act by the Authority or Approbation of the said Lords and Commons, shall, during the said Space of Twenty Years, exercise any of the Powers aforesaid: And the like for the Kingdom of Scotland, if the Estates of the Parliament there shall think fit.

Resolved, &c. That Monies be raised and levied for the Maintenance and Use of the said Forces for LandService, and of the Navy and Forces for Sea-Service, in such Sort, and by such Ways and Means, as the said Lords and Commons shall, from time to time, during the said Space of Twenty Years, think fit and appoint, and not otherwise.

Resolved, &c. That all the said Forces, both for Land and Sea-Service, so raised or levied, or to be raised or levied, and also the Admiralty and Navy, shall, from time to time, during the said Space of Twenty Years, be employed, managed, ordered, and disposed, by the said Lords and Commons, in such Sort, and by such Ways and Means, as they shall think fit and appoint, and not otherwise.

First Branch: To suppress all Forces raised, or to be raised, without Authority and Consent of the said Lords and Commons, to the Disturbance of the publick Peace of the Kingdoms of England, Ireland, and Dominion of Wales, the Isles of Guernsey and Jernsey, and the Town of Barwick upon Tweede, or any of them.

Nothing at all was, at this time, done upon the Second Branch of the Proposition concerning the Militia of the whole Kingdom.

Third Branch: To conjoin such Forces of the Kingdom of England with the Forces of the Kingdom of Scotland, as the said Lords and Commons shall, from time to time, during the said Space of Twenty Years, judge fit and necessary to resist all Foreign Invasions, and to suppress any Forces raised, or to be raised, against or within either of the said Kingdoms, to the Disturbance of the publick Peace of the said Kingdoms, or any of them, by any Authority under the Great Seal, or other Warrant whatsoever, without Consent of the said Lords and Commons of the Parliament of England, and the Parliament, or the Estates of the Parliament, of Scotland, respectively: And that no Forces of either Kingdom shall go into, or continue in, the other Kingdom, without the Advice and Desire of the said Lords and Commons of the Parliament of England, and the Parliament of the Kingdom of Scotland, or such as shall be by them appointed for that Purpose.

Sir John Temple brings Answer from the Lords, That they do agree to the Adding of Sir Wm. Waller and Mr. Wallop to the Committee for Irish Affairs: And, to the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Ordered, That the House do proceed to take into further Consideration the Business of the Expedient concerning the Militia, reported by Mr. Whitelock, the first Business, To-morrow Morning: And that the Report from the Lords, concerning the King's Letter; and the Papers from the Scotts Commissioners, and from the Lords, be next taken into Consideration.