House of Commons Journal Volume 4
12 October 1646

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 12 October 1646', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 4: 1644-1646 (1802), pp. 690-691. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=23795 Date accessed: 30 September 2014.


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Die Lunæ 12 Octobris, 1646.

Prayers.

A Letter from the Marquis of Ormond, and Council of Ireland, from Dublyn, of 26 Septembris 1646, directed to the Speaker of this House; a Letter from Sir Maurice Eustace, of 28 Septembris, directed to the Speaker; a Decree, or Edict, set forth by the Ecclesiastical Congregation of the Clergy of Ireland, dated at Waterford, 26 Augusti 1646, subscribed thus; "De Mandato Illustrissimi Domini Nuncii, et Congregationis Ecclesiasticæ utriusque Cleri Regni Hiberniæ, Nicolaus Fernensis Cancellarius;" were all this Day read.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of both Houses that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to consider of these Letters; and to receive the Addresses of the Commissioners from Ireland, and their Propositions; and to view and consider of their Instructions: And the Members of this House that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, or any Four of them, have Power to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in DerbyHouse, for the Purposes aforesaid: And have Power to report To-morrow, if they shall see Occasion: And the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, Mr. Holles, Sir John Clotworthy, and Sir John Temple, have Power, and are desired, to be present at the Meeting of this Committee.

Ordered, That Sir Nicolas Martyn, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

A Letter from divers of the Inhabitants of the Town of Berwick, of 29 Septembris 1646, at Ten at Night, directed to Mr. Thomas Davison, in Threedneedle-street in London; with Reasons inclosed, signed by divers Persons, why Mr. Luke Ord should not continue being chosen Mayor for the said Town of Berwick; were this Day read; and ordered to be referred to the Consideration and Examination of the Committee of Complaints.

Ordered, That Mr. Luke Ord, now Mayor of Berwick, be forthwith summoned, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, to answer to such Matters and Things, as shall be objected against him: And that, upon his Appearance, he be referred to the Committee of Complaints.

Ordered, That Mr. John Sliegh, late Mayor of the Town of Berwick, do execute the Place of Mayor of the said Town, until this House take further Order.

Ordered, That Captain John Allen, and Robert Snell, summoned to attend this House by Order of 4 Augusti 1646, be referred to the Committee of Complaints; to answer such Matters and Things, as shall be objected against them, for or concerning a forcible Entry, and putting of Cattle, into the Corn and Lands of Sir Anthony Irby, a Member of this House.

Mr. Sollicitor reports several Ordinances for ordaining and making the Propositions to be Laws; viz. An Ordinance for justifying the Proceedings of Parliament.

The which was this Day read the First and Second time:

And the Question, For the Committing of it, passing with the Negative;

The Ordinance passed, upon the Question; and is ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

An Ordinance concerning the Militia of England and Ireland.

The which was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto the Grand Committee of the whole House.

Resolved, &c. That the House be resolved into a Grand Committee on Thursday Morning next, the first Business; to take into Consideration the Ordinance concerning the Militia of England and Ireland.

An Ordinance concerning the Treaties between the Kingdoms of England and Scotland.

The which was this Day read the First and Second time:

And the Question being put, For Committing of it;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Tellers for the Yea, Mr. Holtes,
Mr. Marten:
With the Yea, 48.
Tellers for the Noe, Mr. Pierpont,
Sir Arthur Heselrige:
With the Noe, 37.

So as the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning the Treaties between the Kingdoms of England and Scotland be committed to the Grand Committee of the whole House; to be taken into Consideration on Thursday Morning next.

An Ordinance concerning the Peers of Parliament, and other Honours and Titles.

The which was read the First and Second time:

And the Question, For the Committing of it, passing with the Negative;

The Ordinance passed, upon the Question; and is ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

An Ordinance concerning, the Great Seal of England.

The which was read the First and Second time:

And the Question being put, for the Adding of these Words; viz. "At the Suit of the King, or of any Person against the King, or any other;"

It passed with the Affirmative.

And then the Ordinance, so amended, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

An Ordinance concerning the Cessation of Arms in Ireland, and Grants under the Great Seal of Ireland.

The which was read the First and Second time:

And the Question, For committing it, passing with the Negative;

The Ordinance passed, upon the Question; and is ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

An Ordinance concerning the great Places and Offices in the Kingdoms of England and Ireland.

The which was read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Lane, Mr. Boys, Mr. Rous, Mr. Liegh, Mr. Harrington, Mr. Gott:

This Committee, or any Three of them, are to peruse and consider of the several Orders and Instructions of Parliament, concerning the Taking of the Solemn League and Covenant; and to prepare and bring in an Ordinance for the Taking of the said Solemn League and Covenant within the Kingdom of England, and Dominion of Wales: And are to meet upon it this Afternoon at Three of the Clock, in the Exchequer-Chamber; and so from time to time.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Widdrington do advise with the Members of this House that are of the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall; and consider of and bring in an Ordinance upon the Proposition concerning Delinquents, for ordaining and establishing the same to be a Law.

Ordered, That Mr. Sollicitor do carry the several Ordinances, this Day passed this House, upon the late Propositions, unto the Lords, for their Concurrence, Tomorrow Morning.