Die Sabbati, Decembris 14, 1644.
Farthing Token Office.
MR. Ashherst presents, from the Committee of Accounts, the humble Certificate of the said Committee, concerning Mr. James East and Mr. Hassard, touching the Accompts of the Farthing Token Office.
Ordered, That the additional Ordinance concerning the Taking the Accompts of the Kingdom, be read the first Business, on Monday next.
Members not to hold Offices. [Self-denying Ordinance.]
An Ordinance for disenabling any Member of either of the Houses of Parliament to have or execute any Office or Command, Military or Civil, during the time of this present War, &c. was this Day read the Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto a Committee of the whole House; to meet presently upon it.
Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Ellys called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Ellis reports, That the Grand Committee of the House, appointed to consider of the Ordinance referred unto them, have adjourned until Tuesday next, at Nine of Clock.
Resolved, &c. That the Grand Committee of the House, appointed to consider of the Ordinance concerning the Disabling of Members of either House, for enjoying or executing any Office or Command, Military or Civil, during the Wars, shall be adjourned until Tuesday next, to Nine of Clock.
Letters from Oxford.
Mr. Corbett presents to the House a Letter which came from Mr. Webbe, Secretary to the Duke of Lenox, to the Lord Craven in Holland; which was brought from Oxford, by one that came with the King's Commissioners thence: Which was read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Examinations, to seize such Letters as shall be discovered to be brought by those that come from Oxford with the Lords; which are to the Disservice of the State.
Leave to visit Duke of Lenox, &c.
Ordered, That the Lord Wenman, Mr. Holles, Mr. Peirpoint, and Mr. Whitelock, shall have the Leave of this House to make a Visit to the Duke of Lenox and Earl of Southampton.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Wallop shall have Leave to make a Visit to the Earl of Southampton.
Fast to be kept.
Message from the Lords, by Sir Robert Rich and Mr. Page;
That the Lords have appointed Lincoln's Inn Chapel for the Place where the Fast intended to be solemnized by both Houses shall be kept, in regard they are building of Galleries in Convent Garden Church.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House doth concur with the Lords for that Place.