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 Veneris, 10 Julii, 1646.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, assembled in Parliament, That the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, sitting at Haberdashers-Hall, may and do, out of the Fifth-Parts, and out of the Fifth, and Twentieth-Parts of such Persons as have not paid the same, or out of such Delinquents Estates as Mr. Searle, a Member of the House of Commons, hath discovered, or shall discover, to the said Committee, within Three Months after the Passing hereof, and not before discovered, make Satisfaction unto the said Mr. Searle for and towards his Losses; so such Satisfaction do not exceed the Sum of Two thousand and Five hundred Pounds.
Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, now assembled in Parliament, That all Papists and Irish, that have adhered to the Enemy, and are come into the Cities of London and Westminster, and within the Lines of Communication, shall forthwith depart and remove themselves Twenty Miles distant from the said Cities, and Lines of Communication: And that no Papist, nor Irish, that have adhered to the Enemy, shall come within the said Cities, or Lines of Communication, or Twenty Miles thereof; but shall be and remain in such Manner, and in such-like Quality and Condition, as is comprised within the Articles of Oxford, for other Persons excepted from Pardon.
Be it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons, now assembled in Parliament, That all Persons, of what Degree or Quality soever, comprised within the Articles of Oxford, Exeter, and all other Garisons, that are already come to any Counties, Cities, or Towns Corporate, shall, within Six Days after Publication hereof, repair to the several and respective Committees within the several and respective Counties, Cities, and Towns Corporate; and shall there, before any Three of the Committee, produce their Passes; and shall, according to the Articles, engage themselves, by Promise, not to bear Arms against the Parliament, nor wilfully do any Act prejudicial to their Affairs, so long as they remain within their Quarters: And the respective Committees, or any Three of them, are hereby authorized to receive the said Engagements, and to take the respective Subscriptions of the Persons.
And, lastly, it is Ordered, That such of the Persons comprised within any of the said Articles, as shall neglect or refuse to observe this Order, or do any thing contrary to the said Articles, shall forfeit the Benefit of the said Articles.
Ordered, That the Members of this House do take care, that the Ordinance this Day passed, and ordered to be sent to the Lords, concerning Delinquents coming into their Counties, be forthwith, after the Printing thereof, sent down to the several Counties, Cities, Boroughs, and Places, which they serve for, respectively.
An Ordinance for the Sale of Papists and Delinquents Estates, for the Satisfying of the publick Debts and Damages of the Kingdom; the discharging the Arrears of the Armies for the present Support of the War of Ireland, and for Relief of such Creditors of the said Papists and Delinquents as are well-affected to the Parliament, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Hodges, Mr. Stephens, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. Morley, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Jo. Goodwyn, Mr. Hay, Mr. Pierrepont, Mr. Ball, Mr. Allen, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Ravenscroft, Mr. Challoner, Mr. Blackeston, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Bond, Mr. Shuttleworth, Sir John D'Anvers, Sir John Northcott, Mr. Thorpe, Mr. Ven, Mr. Scawen, Sir Martin Lumley, Mr. Rose, Mr. Ash, Mr. Ludlowe, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. Whittacre, Colonel Love, Mr. Prideaux, Sir John Corbett, Sir Ralph Ashton, Sir Wm. Allenson, Mr. Corbett, Sir Jo. Hobert, Colonel Hutchinson, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Gourdon, Mr. Greene, Mr. Boys, Mr. Westrow, Mr. Dove, Sir Charles Egerton, Mr. Pelham, Sir Arthur Haselrige, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Hallowes, Sir John Curson: And they are to meet upon it this Afternoon, in the Exchequer-Chamber: And are to bring it in To-morrow Morning, if conveniently it may be; otherwise, on Wednesday Morning next.
Colonel John Moore carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for Four thousand Pounds for the Scotts Officers: The Ordinance for Five thousand Pounds for the County of Lichfield: The Ordinance for Mr. Searle to have Two thousand and Five hundred Pounds out of Haberdashers-Hall: Three Orders, Yesterday made, concerning the Duke of York: The Order for not admitting Papists and Irish, that come in to the Parliament's Quarters upon any Articles of Rendition of Garisons, not to come within the Lines of Communication, or Ten Miles thereof: And the Ordinance for such Persons as have come out of any of the Enemies Garisons into their own Countries, to make their Engagements before the Committee there, not to do any thing against the Parliament.
Sir Robert Harley reports the Conference Yesterday had with the Lords upon the Propositions: Which was upon an Addition, desired at a former Conference to be made to the Fifteenth Proposition, concerning the Conservation of the Peace; which they desire to be altered thus; videlicet, "That Algernon Earl of Northumberland, &c. Members of both Houses of the Parliament of England, shall be Commissioners for the Kingdom of England for Conservation of the Peace settled in the Year 1641, and of the Peace now to be established; and to act according to the Powers expressed in the Articles of the large Treaty, and not otherwise."
He further reported, That the Earl of Manchester told him, That the Lords grounded themselves, for this Alteration, upon an Order of both Houses of 26 Martii, delivered to the Scotts Commissioners, among other Votes, at a Conference concerning the Conservation of the Peace to be now settled upon these Propositions.
Sir Robert Pye is appointed to go to the Lords, presently, to desire a free Conference concerning the Matter of the last Conference, touching the Propositions, so soon as it may stand with their Lordships Conveniency.
The Lords have received a Letter from the General Assembly at Edenburgh: It is directed to both Houses; and the Lords have thought fit to communicate it to you: They have commanded us to put you in mind of an Order they formerly sent unto you, for the poor Captives Wives, whose Husbands are in South-Barbary; and of a Petition of the Lord Willoughby his Surgeon: They have sent you an Ordinance for Mr. White to be presented to a Benefice in Dorsetshire; and another for Mr. Woodcock to be Rector of Olave's in Southwark: In both which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
It is thereupon Ordered, That the Sum of One hundred Pounds be paid, upon Account, unto Isaac Domerque, late Surgeon to the Brigade under the Command of the Lord Willoughby of Parham: And that the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, sitting at Haberdashers-Hall, do pay the said One hundred Pounds accordingly: And the pressing Necessities of the said Monsieur Domerque are hereby especially recommended to the Consideration of the said Committee; together with his good Services to the Parliament, informed of, and witnessed by divers Members of the House of Commons.
Ordered, That the Petition of Monsieur Domerque be referred to the Committee where Sir Thomas Dacre is in the Chair, concerning Officers and Soldiers, their Wives and Widows; to examine his Accompts, and to state the same; and consider of some sitting Course for the Satisfaction thereof.