Die Sabbati, Januarii 4, 1644.
Mr. Tate reports, from the Committee, the Amendments to the Lords Amendments to the Ordinance
and Directory for Publick Worship: The which were
The First Amendment from the Committee assented
The Clause concerning Congregational and Private Family Fasts assented unto, as it came from the Lords.
The Lords Amendments concerning the Exhorting the
People to learn to read, and to have a Bible, agreed
unto, with some Additions; and with the Transposition
of the Words to the End of the Clause, concerning the
publick Reading of Scriptures.
Sir Rob. Harley went up to the Lords, to desire a Conference upon the Amendments to the Ordinance and Directory for Publick Worship.
An Ordinance for appointing certain Days of Relaxation, was this Day read the First time.
Sir Rob. Harley brings Answer; That the Lords do
agree to a Conference by a Committee of both Houses;
and desire it may be presently, in the Painted Chamber.
Sir Rob. Harley, Mr. Tate, Mr. Rous, are appointed
Managers of this Conference.
Ordered, upon the Question, That the Assembly of
Divines here shall have Liberty to write a Letter to the
Assembly of the Church of Scotland, with such Respects
as they shall think fit; and to inform them What is
passed in both Houses in the Matters of the Church: And, as
to the rest, to leave it to the Information of the Commissioners of the Church of Scotland that are to repair thither,
who have been Eye and Ear-Witnesses of all that passed.
A Message from the Lords, by Serjeant Whitfield and
The Lords do desire, That the Consideration of the
Articles preferred by the Earl of Denbigh against Henry
Stone, and others, may be referred to the Committee of
both Houses, formerly appointed for the Earl of Denbighe's Business concerning his Association; and that they
may meet upon Tuesday next, at Two of the Clock, in the
Lord-Keeper's Lodgings; and to have Power to adjourn
themselves from time to time.
Ordered, That these Articles preferred, by the Earl of
Denbigh against Henry Stone, and others, be read; and
taken into Consideration on Thursday next.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and, in
regard of their great Occasions, cannot take it into a present Consideration: But have appointed a Time to take it
into Consideration speedily; and will send Answer by
Messengers of their own.
A Message from the Lords, by Baron Trevor and Mr.
That the Lords do concurr with this House for the
Passing of the Ordinance for the Directory for Worship,
&c. with the Alterations: And have given Order, that
the Printer belonging to the House of Peers may print it:
And that the Assembly will appoint some to correct and
oversee the Printing of it.
That the Lords have passed the Ordinance for the Attainder of the Archbishop of Canterbury.
Ordered, That the Benefit that shall arise by the Printing of the Ordinance for taking away the Book of Common
Prayer, and establishing a Directory for Publick Worship in
the Three Kingdoms, shall be divided [ (fn. a) ] into Three equal
Parts between the Clerk of the House of Peers, the Clerk
of the House of Commons, and the Scribes of the Assembly: And that the Lords be acquainted herewith by
Sir John Clotworthy on Monday next.
Ordered, That no Printer do presume to print the Ordinance and Directory for Worship, until this House take
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and, as
to that Part as concerns the Printing of the Directory by
the Printer of the Lords House, they will send Answer
by Messengers of their own; and do agree, that the Assembly do appoint some to oversee the Printing of it.
Ordered, That the Report concerning the Manner of
the Treaty . . . . on Monday Morning next, at Nine of
Clock peremptorily: And that Mr. Speaker put the
House in mind hereof.
Ordered, That the Business concerning Coals; and the
Ordinance concerning Newcastle; be taken into Consideration on Monday next.
Ordered, Upon the Report from the Committee at
Goldsmiths-Hall, That the Committee of Goldsmiths-Hall
shall appoint and settle their Officers or Agents at Newcastle, Sunderland, and the Members there, to order, regulate, and manage the Coals and Collieries of the Delinquents, and others, within the Ordinance of Sequestration; and also to receive such Monies and Profits as shall
arise from the same; and they are likewise to receive
such Monies, Issues, and Profits, as shall arise or grow
due, out of all other Coals, which shall be transported,
either to Foreign Parts, or to any the Parts of the Kingdom, according to an Ordinance of the 16th October 1643.
That the said Officers or Agents shall pay over unto the
Treasurer of the Scotts Army, or to whom he shall
appoint, all the Monies, Profits, and Issues, which shall
be made, of all the said Coals and Colliery for the Space
of Four Months: And, in case the Parliament shall find
it necessary, after the Expiration of the said Four Months,
that the Profits and Issues, or any Part of them, of the
said Coals and Collieries, be for any longer time paid for
the Maintenance of the Scotts Army, as is aforesaid, the
Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall are content to submit
Ordered, upon the Report from the Committee at
Goldsmiths-Hall, That the Scotts Commissioners may appoint one or more Officers, who may sit with their
Officers, to take a Survey of all Receipts and Payments
which shall be made of the Profits of the said Coals and
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at GoldSmiths-Hall, to take care, that the Business of Coals may
be managed with Consideration of the well-affected Inhabitants of Newcastle, and the Good of the Corporation
there. And it is further referred to the Committee at
Goldsmiths-Hall, to take Consideration of the Debts and
Engagements incurred upon the Ordinance of June 5,
1643; which provides for the Repayment of Monies, as
were lent for the Raising of Forces by Sea and Land for
the Reducing of Newcastle; especially . . . have a present
Care of the pressing Debts due to Mariners.