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 Veneris, 7 Maii, 1647.
ORDERED, That the humble Petition of John Marston, and others, Merchants, be referred to the Committee formerly appointed for this Business, where Sir Thomas Widdrington has the Chair: And the said Committee is hereby revived: And they are to meet on Tuesday next, at Two post meridiem, in the Exchequer Chamber: And they are to consider of the former Proceedings in this House, and in the House of Peers, upon this Business; and the Proceedings in pursuance of Orders and Directions of this House, in other Courts, upon this Business; and upon Consideration of all, to state the full Matter of Fact, together with their Opinions, What they think fit to be done for their speedy Relief, and Redress of the Petitioners: And the said Committee has Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records.
Ld. Moore's Petition.
Ordered, That the humble Petition of Henry Lord Viscount Moore of Drogheda be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House; to report their Opinions, What is fit to be done.
Payment to Phipp.
An Ordinance for Payment of Five hundred Pounds to George Phipp, out of the Marquis of Winton's Estate, for the freeing Sir John Danvers his Engagements for the said Five hundred Pounds, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That Mr. White's Report concerning the Garison of Hull, be made on Tuesday Morning next.
Ordered, That, on Thursday next, the first Business, the Petition and Ordinance for Repaying of Monies to Captain Plunckett, be read.
An Ordinance for Indemnity, and saving harmless all such Persons as have acted in pursuance of Authority, in England or Ireland, or have done or acted for the Service of Parliament, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Miles Corbett, Mr. Morley, Mr. Whaddon, Mr. Nath. Fiennis, Colonel Harvey, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Lane, Mr. Strode, Mr. Holland, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Gott, Mr. Tate, Mr. Henry Marten, Mr. Lillibone Longe, Mr. Horner, Mr. Robinson, Sir John Maynard, Sir John Clotworthy, Colonel Ven, Colonel Birch, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Rosse, Mr. Swynfen, Sir Henry Cholmeley, Mr. Bois, Sir Wm. Massam, Mr. Jesson, Mr. Selden, Mr. Ellis, Mr. F. Pierrepoint, Mr. Holles, Mr. Sam. Browne, Mr. Harrington, Lord Carre, Mr. John Stephens, Mr. Lenthall, Sir Dudley North, Sir John Evelyn, Sir Wm. Brereton, Mr. Love, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Doddridge, Mr. Stoughton, Mr. Reynolds, Mr. White, Sir Christofer Yelverton, Sir Phil. Stapilton, Sir Thomas Middleton, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Baynton, Mr. Bond, Colonel Bowyer, Mr. Warmouth, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Jephson, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Pelham, Mr. Francis Allen, Sir Wm. Waller, Mr. Sayer, and all the Lawyers of this House: And all that will come, are to have Voices: And are to meet this Afternoon at Two post meridiem, in the Exchequer Chamber, notwithstanding the Adjournment of the House; and so de die in diem, till the Business be perfected: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records: And are to report it on Tuesday Morning next: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Gott and Mr. Swynfen.
Ordered, That Mr. Vassall do desire the Lord Mayor of the City of London to call a Common Council to meet To-morrow Morning at Eight of Clock.
The House being acquainted, That, according to former Order, the Committee of the Militia of London that were formerly of that Committee, were at the Door;
They were called in: And Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, did give Notice unto them, of the Sense and Opinion this House has, of the faithful, vigilant, constant, and good Services, done by them, in their unwearied Labours and Travels in that Service, at such a Time when the Affairs of the Parliament were in the greatest and most doubtful Difficulties: For which great and faithful Services he was commanded to render them the heartiest Thanks he could express: Which accordingly he did.
He likewise put them in mind, That in the Ordinance that now last passed, concerning the Militia of the City of London, there is a Clause that provides for their Indemnity.
Mr. Speaker then again rendered them the Thanks of this House.
And they withdrew.
Alderman Pennington, Alderman Atkyn, Colonel Ven, Colonel Wilson, and Mr. Francis Allen, Members of the House, that were of the said Committee of the Militia of London, had likewise the hearty Thanks of this House rendered them by Mr. Speaker, for their faithful Discharge of their Trust in this Service.
Lord Lisle made a Narrative of the State of the Monies, of the Arms, Provisions, Ammunition, and Artillery, which he left behind him in Munster.
Sir John Temple made a Narrative of the State of the Affairs of Ireland, at my Lord Lieutenant's and the Council's Arrival there, in relation to the Civil as well as to the Martial Affairs.
Resolved, &c. That my Lord Lisle, and Colonel Sidney, Sir John Temple and Major Harrison, shall have the Thanks of this House returned unto them, in Acknowledgment and Approbation of the good Services they have done in Ireland.
And Mr. Speaker did accordingly give the Thanks of the House to the Lord Lisle in particular, and to the rest of the Gentlemen accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That, on Thursday next, the first Business, the House do take into Consideration the whole Business now related concerning the Lord Inchiquin: And that the Papers and Informations, now with the Committee at Derby House, be brought hither then, to be made use of at that Time.
Ordered, That Sir John Maynard be added to the Committee for the Fens.
Loan from the City.
Ordered, That the Committee employed into the City upon the Proposition for borrowing Two hundred thousand Pounds, shall have Power to acquaint the Committee, That the House has under Consideration a Proposition for raising a further Sum than the Two hundred thousand Pounds, for to give some Satisfaction and Relief to the poorer Sort of People.
Ordered, That the Order of the Fourth of May, concerning the Proceeding to Tryal by Commission of Oyer and Terminer, with all such Soldiers and other Persons as shall take free Quarter, &c. be revoked; and is hereby revoked and annulled.
According to former Order, the House adjourned itself till Tuesday Morning next, at Eight of Clock.