Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 5, 1646-1648. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Jovis, 1 Aprilis, 1647.
Leave of Absence.
Capture by Pirates.
The Copy of a Letter, to be sent to Monsieur Augier, the Parliament's Agent at Paris, upon the Occasion of a small Vessel, with some Cloaths for the Soldiers in Ireland, taken by a Ship of Jersey, and carried into St. Malo in France, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence; and that it may be signed by the Speakers of both Houses, and sent away by the Committee of Foreign Affairs.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Admiralty and Cinque Ports, to appoint some Slipping to lie upon the Coast of Sussex, to prevent Piracies and Spoils done unto Merchants, in their Ships and Goods, trading and passing by that Coast; and for Protection and Countenance of the Fishermen upon those Coasts.
|Mr. Holles,||Tellers for the Yea:||64.|
|Mr. Tate,||With the Yea,|
|Sir Arthur Heselrig,||Tellers for the Noe:||56.|
|Sir John Evelin of Wiltes,||With the Noe,|
|Colonel Jephson,||Tellers for the Noe:||99.|
|Colonel Bosevile,||With the Noe,|
|Mr. Tate,||Tellers for the Yea:||76.|
|Colonel Harvey,||With the Yea,|
Resolved, &c. That, To-morrow Morning at Ten of Clock, the House do take into Consideration, Who shall command the Forces that are in Lemster, Ulster, and Connaght; and that are to be sent thither for the Relief of Ireland.
Ordered, That the Lords be desired to concur with this House, That the Quorum of the Committee, appointed to go to the Prince Elector, may be brought to the Number of One Peer, and Two Members of the House of Commons.
Leave of Absence.
Petitioning by the Army.
The House being acquainted, That (according to the Directions of this House, intimated in a Letter to the General) Lieutenant General Hamond, Colonel Hamond, Colonel Lilburne, Lieutenant Colonel Pryde, and Lieutenant Colonel Grymes, were at the Door, to attend the Pleasure of the House;
|Sir Wm. Waller,||Tellers for the Noe:||72.|
|Colonel Massy,||With the Noe,|
|Sir John Danvers,||Tellers for the Yea:||76.|
|Sir Wm. Brereton,||With the Yea,|
Resolved, &c. That the Officers of the Army, that be at the Door, be called in: And that Mr. Speaker do acquaint them, That this House has received Information of a Petition that is carrying on in the Army: The great Dislike the House had expressed of it: That they had received a Letter from the General concerning it: That they should repair to their Charges; employ their Endeavours for the suppressing it, or any other of the like Nature, either to the General, or otherwise.
They were all called in: And Mr. Speaker acquainted them, by the Command of the House, accordingly, That the House had received Information of a Petition that was going on in the Army: The House had expressed a very great Dislike of it: And that they had received a Letter from the General concerning it: That he was to enjoin them to go down to the Army, to their respective Charges; and to employ their best Endeavours for the effectual Stopping and Suppressing of this Petition, or any other of the like Nature, either to the General, or otherwise; and to keep all Things in the Army quiet, as hitherto they had done.