Die Jovis, 18 Februarii, 1646.
ORDERED, upon the Question, That Mr. Speaker
do take the Chair on Saturday Morning next, notwithstanding any former Order: And that the Business of
the Revenue be then taken into Consideration, the first
Business, in like manner as by former Order it was appointed for this Day.
Whereas Twelve thousand Pounds was charged upon
Goldsmiths-Hall, in Course, for Pay of the Guards of the
City; whereof Three thousand Pounds only are paid;
and the other Nine thousand Pounds cannot, in Course,
be had in any Time convenient, for the Relief of their
It is Ordered, upon the Question, That if any Person
or Persons shall advance the Nine thousand Pounds, remaining of the said Twelve thousand Pounds, or any Part
thereof, that he or they shall have the Allowance of Eight
per Cent. for a Year, payable every Six Months out of
Goldsmiths-Hall, for the Time the said Nine thousand
Pounds, or any Part thereof, shall be unpaid: And the
Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Person or Persons,
so advancing the said Nine thousand Pounds, or any Part
thereof, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to
the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, and Treasurers there,
for the Repayment of the said Nine thousand Pounds, or
any Part thereof, together with the Interest, from time
to time, due for the same, accordingly.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That the Order, of 9 Februarii Instant, concerning the Six thousand Pounds granted to the County of
Nottingham out of Goldsmiths-Hall, be sent to the Lords
for their Concurrence.
According to the Order Yesterday made, the House
proceeded to the Consideration of what Number of Horse
shall be kept in Pay, for the Service of the Kingdom,
within the Kingdom of England.
Resolved, &c. That Five thousand Four hundred Horse
and a Thousand Dragoons shall be the Number of Horse
and Dragoons that shall be kept at the Pay of the Kingdom, for the Service of the Kingdom of England, within
the Kingdom of England.
Forces and Garisons.
Resolved, &c. That, To-morrow Morning, Mr. Speaker
do take the Chair, notwithstanding any former Order:
And that the House do, in the First place, proceed in
the Consideration, How the Forces and Garisons of the
Kingdom may be disposed, and provided for.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Sevennight, the first Business, the House do meet in a Grand Committee, to take
into Consideration the Business of Religion, according to
A Letter from the Commissioners from Holdenby, of
17 Februarii 1646, was this Day read.