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 Martis, 8 Junii, 1647.
Days of Recreation.
Mr. Marshall, &c.
The Declaration for repealing the Declaration of 30 Martii 1647, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence; some few Clauses of the former Declaration, sent to the Lords on Saturday the Fifth, being left out.
|Sir Arthur Hesilrig,||Tellers for the Yea:||77.|
|Sir Peter Wentworth,||With the Yea,|
|Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes,||Tellers for the Noe:||78.|
|Sir Wm. Lewes,||With the Noe,|
Message to Lords.
Sir Peter Wentworth carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Instructions to the Commissioners that are employed to the Army; a Declaration for repealing the former Declaration, passed 30 Martii, concerning the Army: An Order for Fifty Pounds, out of Haberdashers Hall: An Order for Ten thousand Pounds more, for the private Soldiers, upon the same Security, and to be paid in the same manner, as the former Ten thousand Pounds.
He communicated the Letter from the General, from Cambridge, of 7 Junii 1647; and was to acquaint the Lords, That this House has appointed To-morrow for a Day of Humiliation, to be observed by the Members of this House, in this House.
Letters to the General, &c.
Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes reports a Draught of a Letter to be sent from both Houses, to the General: The which was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Answers from Lords.
Removing the King to Oatlands.
|Mr. Holles,||Tellers for the Yea:||86.|
|Lord Herbert,||With the Yea,|
|Sir John Evelyn,||Tellers for the Noe:||119.|
|Mr. Bulkley,||With the Noe,|
Forces for Ireland.
Resolved, &c. That those Forces that are drawn off from the Army, who have engaged for Ireland, and are now quartered about Evesham, Campden, Newport Pagnell, and thereabouts, be quartered at Worcester, and thereabouts: And that it be referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, to see them quartered there accordingly.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds be issued out of the Treasure at Weavers Hall, and paid by the Treasurers there, to such as the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, shall, from time to time, appoint to receive the same; to be disposed of by Order of the said Committee for the Service of the Forces designed for Ireland: And that Sir John Clotworthy and Mr. Allein do prepare and bring in an Ordinance to this Purpose.
The Lords, finding that divers People do continually come up to the Houses of Parliament in a tumultuous manner, have commanded us to put you in mind of the Vote that was sent down Yesterday, for the preventing the like; and desire your speedy Concurrence therein.
Defence of the City, &c.
They were called in: And Sheriff Edmonds acquainted the House, That they were commanded by the Lord Mayor, Court of Aldermen, and Commons, in Common Council assembled, to deliver a Petition to this House.
The which (the Petitioners being withdrawn) was read; and likewise a printed Ordinance annexed, of 17 Januarii 1645, for the Raising of Horse, for Defence of the City of London; and for searching and apprehending of Papists, and other ill-affected Persons.
Resolved, &c. That an Ordinance be brought in on Thursday Morning next, according to the Desires of the Petitioners: And it is referred to Mr. Recorder, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Gott, and Mr. Hill, or any Two of them, to prepare and bring in this Ordinance accordingly: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Gott.
The Petitioners were again called in: And Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, expressed unto them the true Sense this House has of their constant good Affections to this Parliament, and that no Alterations whatsoever can work any Change in their Duty and Love; for which he is to give them the heartiest Thanks, from this House, he can express. He is further commanded to take notice of the Lord Mayor's and Committee of Militia's ready Compliance with the Order of this House, in so seasonable sending down a very good Guard; for which he is likewise to return Thanks to the Lord Mayor, and the Committee of the Militia: Hereby the House understands very well, that the Committee of the Militia is very sensible of the tumultuous and distempered Humours that are now stirred; and therefore doubts not, but of themselves (to whom they refer it) they will take care, that such a convenient Guard may be appointed to attend the Houses, as may preserve them from any Disturbance or Interruption in their Counsels: As to the Request of the Petition, touching an Ordinance to the Purposes therein mentioned, they have done something in it; and have put it into a Way for further Consideration at their next Meeting.
Reduced Officers, &c.
Declaration concerning the Army.
WHEREAS the Lords and Commons did, by a Declaration of the Thirtieth of March last, declare their Sense upon a Petition, with the Representation thereunto annexed: And whereas they have been since informed, That the Petitioners intended not to give any Offence to the Parliament: And calling to mind the great and eminent Service done by the Army, to the Parliament and Kingdom: The Lords and Commons, being tender of the Honour of the said Army, have thought fit to Ordain and Declare, and be it Declared and Ordained, by the said Lords and Commons, in the Parliament of England assembled, and by the Authority of the same, That the said former Declaration, of the Thirtieth of March, be rased and expunged out of the Books of the said Houses, and wholly taken away, and made void: And that no Member of the said Army shall receive any Damage, Prejudice, or Reproach, for any thing in the said former Declaration.