Die Lunæ, Maii 5, 1645.
THE Grand Committee of the whole House, according to former Order, proceeded to the further Consideration of the Business concerning such as are not to be
admitted to the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.
Mr. Whittacre called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.
Mr. Whittacre reports: And, upon Consideration
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That Matters of
Scandal, not capital, voted by this House, shall be examined by the Eldership of every Congregation: Who,
upon just Proof made thereof, shall have Power to suspend
the Parties offending, from the Sacrament of the Lord's
Resolved, That this Vote be added to the former Votes.
A Letter from Sir Thomas Fairfax, from Newberry, of
3 Maii 1645, was this Day read, concerning the March
of the Army: Whereupon
Mr. Speaker acquainted the House, That the Stay of
the Army in its March was the flow Coming up of Provisions sent from hence: And that the Service was likewise
prejudiced by the Absence of Colonel Cooke and Colonel
Thompson; whose Regiments were returned to their former Quarters into Surrey.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of both
Kingdoms, speedily to dispose the Two Regiments returned back into Surrey.
Ordered, That Mr. Ashurst do, from this House, desire
Mr. Carrill to preach before the Commons the next FastDay, at St. Margaret's Westminster, in the place of Mr.
Upon Information, by Mr. Recorder, of the Desire of
the Committee of both Kingdoms;
It is Ordered, That the House do meet this Afternoon
at Three of the Clock.
An Ordinance for Payment of the Soldiers, Waggoners,
and their Widows, to whom the State is indebted, was
this Day read the First and Second time; and committed
unto Mr. Scawen, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Whittacre, Sir John
Francklyn, Mr. Strode, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Robert Harley,
Sir John Clotworthy, Mr. Nath. Stephens, Mr. Robert
Goodwyn, Mr. Purefoy, Sir Thomas Dacres, Mr. Haies,
Sir Dudley North, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Bond, Mr. Gerard,
Sir John Potts, Sir Martin Lumley, Mr. Toll, Mr. Grimston, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. H. Herbert, Mr. Hodges, Mr.
Stapley, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Bedingfeild:
This Committee, or any Five of them, are appointed
to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Two of Clock,
in the Duchy-Court, to take the said Ordinance into their
Consideration: And they are also to consider, Whether
these Soldiers, Waggoners, and Widows, may not be satisfied out of any Monies from Goldsmiths-Hall; and to report the same to the House.
Ordered, That Mr. Francis Gerard be one of, and
added to all the Committees of Westminster and Middlesex.
UPON a Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms, That Prince Rupert, Goring, and other the
King's Forces, were joined;
It is Resolved, upon the Question, That the Order of
this House, of 28 Aprilis 1645, concerning the March
of Sir Thomas Fairfax, and Serjeant-Major-General Skippon, with the Army, into the West, for the Relief of
Taunton, shall be vacated.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords be desired to join in the
Vote of this House, for vacating the former Order, whereby Sir Thomas Fairfax and Serjeant-Major-General Skippon, are injoined to go into the West, for the Relief of
Ordered, That it be recommended to the Committee of
both Kingdoms, to take special and speedy Care for the
Safety of the Eastern Association, and of Cambridge in
Ordered, That Sir Peter Wentworth do carry up to the
Lords, for their Concurrence, the Vote of this House for
Colonel Francis Russell to be Governor of the Isle of Ely.
Ordered, That it be specially recommended to the Committee of both Kingdoms, to take care for the timely Relief of the Town and Garison of Taunton.