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, 21 Junii, 1647.
Letter, &c. read.
A LETTER from Colonel General Poyntes, without Date; and an Order inclosed, of 17 Junii 1647, dated at Yorke, under Colonel General Sednham Poynts his Hand; to forbid any Trooper, or Foot Soldier, to meet at any Rendesvous without his Order, were this Day read.
Ordered, &c. That the Auditors and Treasures appointed to pay out the Twenty thousand Pounds to the private Soldier be hereby required to meet this Day at Christ Church; and put that Business into Method and Order, that they may begin paying out that Money Tomorrow Morning: And that the Serjeant do appoint one of his Servants to attend that Service; and to give Notice particularly to the Auditors and Treasurers.
Ordered, &c. That all such Officers and Commanders as hath or shall give any false Attestations or Certificates to Soldiers, for the Receiving of their Arrears, shall forfeit all the Arrears due unto themselves upon their Entertainment.
Insurrection in Wales.
A Letter from Caerdiffe Castle, of 15 Junii 1647, relating a Rising in Glamorganshire, under Pretence that the King and Sir Thomas Fairefaxe's Army are joined, were read.
A Letter from Carmarthen, of 17 Junii 1647, with Warrants directed to divers Petty Constables; and also Two Letters, from divers Gentlemen of those Parts, to Major General Langharne, that are the principal Actors in raising the Troubles in those Parts; were read.
A Letter from the Commissioners, from Newmarkett, of 20 Junii 1647, with the Copy of a Letter inclosed from the General to the Commissioners, and some Things put in Writing, by some Officers sent from the General to the Commissioners, were all read.
A Letter from the Commissioners, from St. Albans, of 19 Junii 1647, was read.
A Letter from the Agitators in the Army, of 18 Junii 1647, to the Society of the Trinity House; with a Declaration, in Writing, of what was expressed by the Messengers that brought this Letter to the Trinity House; and the Answer of the Trinity House to the said Letter, delivered by Word of Mouth by them, and put in writing by those Gentlemen employed from the Trinity House to bring this Letter to the Committee of the Admiralty; all reported from the Committee of the Admiralty; were all this Day read.
Ordered, &c. That, To-morrow Morning, the first Business, and nothing to intervene, the House do take into Consideration, in order as they came in, the Letters from the North, from South Wales, from the Commissioners from Newmarkett, and from the Commissioners from St. Albans.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue to take care, and give Order, That Richmond House may be forthwith sitted and accommodated for the King's Reception; the Houses having voted his coming thither.
Ordered, &c. That such Gentlemen, of Colonel Sanderson's Regiment, as have their Debentures signed by the Committee of the Three Counties of Oxon, Berks, and Bucks, being not Commissionate Officers, nor yet to be taken in the Capacity of common Troopers, do receive their Pay from the Treasurers at Christ Church, according to such Proportions as are made due to them by the said Debentures, out of the Monies assigned for the present Satisfaction of the Soldiery.
Representation from the Army.
According to former Order, the House took into Consideration, the Representation from the Army: And
It is Resolved, &c. That the House do, in the first Place, take into Consideration that Part of the Representation which contains the Proposals.
Persons acting against Parliament.
The Vote was read, that passed the Tenth of this Instant June, in hæc verba; viz.
"That no Person that hath been in actual War against the Parliament, or hath acted by the Commission of Array, or voluntarily, either directly or indirectly, aided the King in this War against the Parliament, shall presume to sit in this House,"
And the Question was propounded, Whether any Penalty shall be added to the said Vote:
And the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;
It passed with the Negative.
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, &c. That Sir John Northcott, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country; his Wife lying very sick at this Time.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to prepare a Declaration, to express what this House hath done in relation to such Members as shall or do sit, that are guilty of any Delinquency against the Parliament; and to express, that this House will deal severely against all such Members as shall be found guilty in this kind.
Mr. Browne, Mr. Holles, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Grimston, Mr. Walker, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Swinfen, or any Two of them, are appointed to prepare this Declaration.
Resolved, &c. That, on Friday next, the first Business, and nothing to intervene, the House do take into Consideration all Informations and Reports concerning such Members of this House as have been in Arms against the Parliament, as have acted by the Commission of Array, or have voluntarily, directly, or indirectly, aided the Enemy against the Parliament, or have voluntarily accepted any Pardon from the King, or have held any Intelligence or Correspondency with the Enemy: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind of this Order.
Resolved, &c. That, on Monday next, Mr. Maynard and Sir Robert Harley do make Report of all such Elections as have been determined, and passed the Vote of the Committee for Privileges.
Mr. Holles reports, That the Lords do agree to the Ordinance, for Indemnity of such Officers and Soldiers as are come off from the Army, sent from the Lords, and returned, with some Amendments: To the Ordinance concerning the General's Lifeguard: And, as to the Ordinance for an Hundred Pounds out of the Excise to Mr. Husbands the Printer, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
This Message was carried to the Lords by Mr. Hollcs on Saturday last.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Robert Pye's Troop, and such other Officers, Troopers, and Soldiers, as are or shall come off from the Army, and be quartered by Order of the Houses, or their Committee, shall not remove out of their Quarters, or return to the Army, without the Order of this House, or the Committee authorized for the Quartering of such Forces.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page;
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you a Minute of a Letter to his Majesty: Wherein they desire your Concurrence; and that it may be signed by the Speakers of both Houses, and sent speedily away:- A Report from the Committee of the Admiralty, for the Appointing of a Packet Boat between England and Munster: Which the Lords have agreed unto; and desire your Concurrence.
Letter to the King.
The Minute of the Letter to the King was read.
The Question was propounded, For concurring with the Lords in this Letter:
And the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
The Question being put, Whether this House shall concur with the Lords in this Letter to the King;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Mr. Holles,||Tellers for the Yea:||115.|
|Sir Phil. Stapleton,||With the Yea,|
|Sir Jo. Evelyn of Wiltes,||Tellers for the Noe:||71.|
|Mr. Lisle,||With the Noe,|
So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the Lords in this Letter to the King: And that it be signed by the Speakers of both Houses.
Ordered, &c. That a Copy of this Letter to the King, and of the Votes concerning the King's coming to Richmond, be sent to the General.
Ordered, &c. That a Letter be sent to the Commissioners, with a Copy of a Letter to the King; and an Approbation of their Proceedings, in Discharge of their Trust.
The Report from the Committee of the Admiralty, for the Charles Frigate, bearing Twenty Men, to be added to the Summer's List, and to be under the Command of Captain Robert Clarke, and employed as a Packet Boat between England and Munster, now sent from the Lords, was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House hath considered their Lordships Message: And do agree to the Letter to be sent to the King; and that it be signed by the Speakers of both Houses: And that the Charles Frigate be employed as a Packet Boat between England and Munster, according to the Report from the Committee of the Admiralty and Cinque Ports.
Whereas there was the Sum of Twenty thousand Pounds charged upon the Moiety of the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, not passed in the Security of the last Two hundred thousand Pounds, to be issued out for Payment of the private Soldier; which, because it could not come into Cash, in any convenient Time, to relieve the present Necessities of the private Soldier, the Houses, out of Consideration of the said Necessities, have borrowed the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds of the Treasurers at Weacers Hall: Which they have ordered forthwith to be issued to the private Soldier, for a Month's Pay unto them, till their Accompts be stated: It is Ordered and Declared, That the said remaining Ten thousand Pounds, formerly charged upon the said Moiety of the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, shall be employed to the Pay of the private Soldier, as formerly: And that it be effectually recommended from this House, to the Committee and Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, forthwith to furnish the said Ten thousand Pounds, so charged as asoresaid, to be issued to the private Soldier, as is formerly ordered; and to return their Answer to this House with all Speed; and their Opinions, How this Ten thousand Pounds may be speedily raised and furnished, for the Uses aforesaid.