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 Lunæ 7 Junii, 1647.
ORDERED, &c. That it be referred to the Commitee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, to send down Captain Foxe to muster Sir Robert Pye's, Colonel Greve's, and Lieutenant Colonel Jackson's Forces.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to take care that fitting Persons be sent down to the Army, to audite and state the Accompts of the Army there: And that Mr. Pury do take care of this Business.
Ordered, &c. That Auditor Broade, and the rest to whom the stating the Accompts of the private Soldiers is referred, do begin their Meeting upon those Affairs Tomorrow Morning at Seven of Clock, at Christ Church.
Removing the King to Oatlands.
The Lords have commanded us to put you in mind of a Vote which they formerly sent unto you, concerning the Removal of the King's Person to Oatlands: They desire you to take it into speedy Consideration.
Answer to Lords.
Message to Lords.
Sir John Danvers is appointed to go to the Lords with this Vote; and to put them in mind of the Declaration for repealing the Declaration of 30 Martii 1647, concerning the Army; and of the Ordinance for the further Indemnity of the Soldiers; and to desire their speedy Concurrence in them.
Letter respecting removing the King.
Resolved, &c. That a Letter be written to the General, to take notice of the Letter from the Commissioners from Holdenby; of the Letter from the General; and to appoint, that the King's Person may be brought back to Holdenby, and put under the Power of the Commissioners of both Houses; with the like Power to the Commissioners, as formerly.
Days of Recreation.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee of Lords and Commons be appointed, to go to the Heer Joachimi, Resident Ambassador from the States of the United Provinces, upon the Occasion of his being recalled; and express the Respects of both Houses unto him; and hear and receive from him such Matters as he shall propound, for the Preservation and Continuing of a good Amity and Correspondency between this Kingdom and the States.
Answer from Lords.
Members to Answer to Petitioners.
Colonel Harvey, Sir John Maynard, Lieutenant General Massey, Sir Phillip Stapleton, Colonel Birch, are appointed to go to the private Soldiers at the Door, and acquaint them with the Order this House hath made, for the stating and auditing the Accompts of the private Soldier; and the Care they have taken for furnishing the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds for them.
Issue for Army.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds more, with Interest for the same, be added to the Ten thousand Pounds assigned for the private Soldier, by Order of Quinto Junii 1647: And that it be charged upon the same Credit, and paid to the same Treasurers, and issued and disposed by Order of the same Committee, as the former Ten thousand Pounds: And that this Ten thousand Pounds, together with the former Ten thousand Pounds, be disposed for Relief of the private Soldier, that have served under the Commanders mentioned in the said former Order: and likewise for all such other private Soldiers, within the Lines of Communication, that have served the Parliament under any other Commander in Chief; provided that they bring in their Names and Tickets to the Auditors, sitting at Christ Church, named in the said former Order, before Friday Morning next, at Ten of Clock: And the Auditors are hereby required, for the Dispatch of these Affairs, to begin their Sitting To-morrow Morning early.
Members to Answer Petitioners.
Resolved, &c. That Wednesday next be appointed for a Day of Humiliation, to be observed by the Members of this House in this Place: And that Mr. Marshall, Mr. Whittacre, and Mr. Stronge, be desired to pray and preach before this House in this Place.
Ordered, &c. That the Two Petitions brought in by Lieutenant General Massey, and the Petitioners, be referred in the same Manner, and comprehended within the same Order, as those Persons named in those Lists brought in by Sir Phillip Stapleton.
Message from Lords.
The Lords have commanded us to let you know, that they have agreed to the Act of Indemnity, as you sent it up unto them: And likewise that they have appointed Two of their Lordships to go down to the Army with the Votes of both Houses; and desire you will appoint a proportionable Number, if you think fit. They have likewise sent an Order for the Suppressing of Tumults; in which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
Commissioners to the Army.
Field Marshal Skippon, Sir Henry Vane junior, Mr. Ashhurst, Colonel Jepheson, are named by this House to go, with a proportionable Number of the Lords, down to the Army, with the Votes of both Houses.
Sir Henry Vane junior, Sir Phillip Stapleton, Mr. Selden, Sir Peter Wentworth, Mr. Scawen, Mr. Marten, Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, are appointed to withdraw, to prepare Instructions for the Committee of Lords and Commons appointed to go down to the Army.
Commissioners to the Army.
Commissioners to the Army.
|Sir Henry Mildmay,||Tellers for the Noe:||93.|
|Mr. Bond,||With the Noe,|
|Sir Philip Stapleton,||Tellers for the Yea:||108.|
|Sir Tho. Dacres,||With the Yea,|
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Three hundred Pounds, Remainder of Five hundred Pounds, formerly appointed to be paid for defraying the Expences of the Commissioners, formerly employed to the Army, be assigned for defraying the Expences of the Commissioners, now employed to the Army; and paid, by the Committee of the Revenue, to Robert Scawen Esquire.
Sir Wm. Lewes reported some Instructions for the Commissioners employed to the Army: The which were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Instructions for Charles Earl of Nottingham, and Charles La Warre, Members of the House of Peers, Field Marshal General Skippon, Sir Henry Vane junior, Robert Scawen, and Thomas Povey, Esquires, Members of the House of Commons, or any Three of them, appointed by both Houses of Parliament to resort to the Army under the Command of Sir Thomas Fairfaxe.
1. YOU are forthwith to repair to the Head Quarter of the Army, and acquaint the General with the Votes and Resolutions of both Houses; and desire his Assistance, and the Officers, for the more effectual and orderly Communicating thereof.
3. You are, as often as conveniently you may, to give an Account of your Proceedings to the Houses; and to continue in this Service so long as you shall judge it necessary, or that you shall receive Directions from both Houses.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House hath considered their Lordships Message; and have nominated a proportionable Number of Commissioners to go down to the Army: And, as to the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, &c. That Colonel Venn, Colonel Harvey, and Mr. Gott, Members of this House, do go to the Committee of the Militia, if they be now sitting, or else to the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs, or any one of them; and desire them, or any one of them, to call the Committee of the Militia presently to meet; and to take Order, That a Regiment of Soldiers, well appointed, may be sent down To-morrow Morning, by Seven of Clock at farthest, to attend the Houses, and to secure them from any Danger or Tumults that may arise, and interrupt their Proceedings.