House of Commons Journal Volume 4: 27 August 1645

Pages 254-255

Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 4, 1644-1646. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.

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Die Mercurii, 27 Augusti, 1645. Die Publicæ Humiliationis.

ORdered, That Mr. Tate do give Thanks to Mr. Henderson, for the great Pains he took in Praying this Day before the Commons in St. Margaret's, Westminster; and to desire, That one of the Scotts Commissioners will either pray or preach before the said Commons the next Fast-Day.

Ordered, That Sir Peter Wentworth and Mr. Noble do give Thanks, from this House, to Mr. Caryll and Mr. Lightfoot, for the great Pains they took in the Sermons they preached this Day, at the Intreaty of this House, at St. Margaret's, Westminster, it being the Day of Publick Humiliation; and to desire them to print their Sermons: And they are to have the like Privilege in Printing of them, as others in the like kind usually have had.

Ordered, That Sir Symond D'Ewes and Mr. Knightley do, from this House, desire Mr. Gibson and Doctor Temple to preach before the Commons, at St. Margaret's, Westminster, the next Fast-Day.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners of the Great Seal, to consider of fit Persons to be Judges in the Courts of Common Law, sitting at Westminster, in the Places of those that are either dead or displaced; and to present their Names to this House: And

It is further Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue, to consider of a convenient Maintenance for such as shall be appointed Judges, according to their Places.

Ordered, That the Committee to which the Examinations of the Miscarriages of Mr. Withers, in the Committees of Westminster, was referred, do meet, and receive any Informations concerning any Misdemeanors of any other Persons that are appointed to be Committees; and what Fees, or Monies in the Name of Fees, or otherwise, have been or are taken by any the Clerks of any Committees; and to report the same to the House.

Ordered, That, for this Expedition, the Earl of Warwick shall be appointed to command in Chief such Forces as are, or shall be now raised, in the Eastern Association, or in the adjacent Counties, for their Defence against the King's Forces, or for Prosecution of them.

Ordered, That Mr. Tate do prepare a Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to the Earl of Warwick, to give him Thanks for his Vigilancy and Care in raising the Forces of the Association, at this Exigent, for their Defence against the King's Forces.