Die Martis, Maii 13, 1645.
THE Grand Committee of the whole House, according to former Order, met, to take into further
Consideration the keeping from the Sacrament of the
Lord's Supper certain scandalous Persons.
Mr. Whittacre called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker took the Chair.
Mr. Whittacre reported, from the Grand Committee,
that State concerning the Matters of the Church-Government. And
It was thereupon Resolved, &c. That Satisfaction shall
be given to the Eldership of every Congregation, by sufficient Manifestation of the Offender's Repentance, or the
Party's Innocency appearing, before a Person, lawfully
convicted of such Matters of Scandal, as is voted by the
House, and thereupon suspended from the Lord's Supper,
be admitted thereunto.
Resolved, &c. That if any Person, suspended from the
Lord's Supper, shall find himself grieved with the Proceeding before the Eldership of any Congregation, he shall
have Liberty to appeal to the Classical Assembly; from
thence to the Provincial; from thence to the National;
and from thence to the Parliament.
Mr. Wallop presented, from the Committee of both
Kingdoms, a Paper delivered by the Scotts Commissioners, and desired by them to be presented to the House:
Which was read; and consisted of Three Parts; desiring
an Answer touching the Monies to be raised for their
Army; touching the recommending the Scotts Officers
that are laid aside by the new Constitution, to have their
Arrears audited; touching the Ships to be sent to attend
the Coasts of Scotland, according to the Treaty.
Mr. Lisle reports, from the Committee appointed to consider of the several Papers presented by the Scotts Commissioners, an Answer to be given to their Desire concerning the Money appointed to be raised upon the Ordinance
for Payment of the Scotts Army: And likewise an Answer to their Desires concerning the auditing the Arrears
of the Scotts Officers, laid aside by the new Constitution of
the English Army.
It is thereupon Ordered, That the Committee at Goldsmiths-Hall, to whom it is referred to see the Execution of
That Ordinance, do give an Account to the House, Tomorrow Morning, What Money is levied by virtue of
That Ordinance; and What further reasonable Power they
want for the speedy Bringing-in of the Monies to be thereby raised; to the end the House may supply them with
such further reasonable Power, as may be effectual for the
speedy Levying and Bringing-in of the same.
Ordered, That the Knights and Burgesses of the several Counties, taxed by the Ordinance for Raising of Monies
for the Maintenance of the Scotts Army, do acquaint the
House on Thursday Sevennight, What Monies are levied by
virtue of that Ordinance; and, What are the Obstructions,
why the Monies thereby taxed are not brought in; to the
end the House may take effectual Order for Bringing in
of the same.
To the Paper delivered in by the Scotts Commissioners,
touching the Monies to be raised by the Ordinance for
Maintenance of the Scotts Army, the House gives this
That they have given Order, That the Committee, to
whom it is referred to see the Execution of that Ordinance, do give the House an Account concerning the
same: And have also ordered, That the said Committee
do let them know, what further reasonable Power they do
desire for the speedy Bringing in of the Monies to be levied
by the said Ordinance; which reasonable Power the House
will be ready to supply.
And they further ordered the Knights and Burgesses of
the several Counties, taxed by the said Ordinance, by a
certain Day, to give an Account, What Monies have been
levied by virtue thereof; and, What are the Obstructions,
why the Monies thereby taxed are not brought in: And
that thereupon the House will take such further Course as
shall be effectual.
To the Paper, whereby is desired, That the Arrears of
the Scotts Officers, laid aside by the new Constitution of
the Army, may be audited; and that Course may be taken
for Payment of the same;
The House doth give this Answer, That they have
already referred the Consideration of the same Desires to
the Committee where Mr. Scawen has the Chair: And
speedy Course shall be taken for some of their Arrears.
A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and
The Lords have commanded us to deliver this Report,
made by the Earl of Warwick, to their Lordships, from
the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Admiralty
and Cinque-Ports, in this Paper; together with several
Commissions, with Blanks, to one Nic. De White; which
they desire you to take into Consideration.
They have likewise sent you the Petitions of Wm. Colemore, Sheriff of the County of Warwick; of Sir Francis
Drake, and of Lady Joan Drake: To all which the Lords
have agreed; and desire the Concurrence of this House.
Upon Information, by some Members of the House,
That the Lady Joan Drake, and Sir Francis Drake, were
in very great Wants; and that their Estates had been utterly ruined for their Affections to the Parliament;
It is thereupon Ordered, That Two hundred Pounds
shall be charged upon Haberdashers-Hall, and forthwith
paid to the Lady Joan Drake, and to Sir Francis Drake,
to each of them One hundred Pounds, for their present
And, upon a like Information of the Necessities and
Losses of Sir Richard Stroade's Lady, and of Sir Wm. Lister,
it is further Ordered, That Two hundred Pounds more
be charged upon Haberdashers-Hall, to be forthwith paid
to the said Lady Stroad, and Sir Wm. Lister, to each of
them One hundred Pounds, for the present Support and
Maintenance of them and their Families respectively: And
that the One hundred Pounds, appointed for the Lady
Stroade, be paid to Mr. Dennis Bond, for the Use of the
said Lady Stroade.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That Mr. Rigby do make his Report touching the Supplying of the Necessities of the Members of
Parliament To-morrow Morning: And Mr. Speaker is to
put the House in mind of it.
Ordered, That the Petition of Major Oconnelly be read
To-morrow Morning, peremptorily.
Ordered, That Colonel Ven be heard To-morrow Morning concerning Windsore-Castle.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That the
House had taken their Lordships Message into Consideration; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Resolved, &c. That a Thousand Pounds shall be forth
with provided, for a Fortnight's Pay, upon Account, for
Colonel Fienis his Regiment.
Ordered, That this Thousand Pounds shall be charged
upon the Excise; to be paid after all other Assignments
there shall be first satisfied: And that an Ordinance be
brought in to this Purpose.