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, 25 Junii, 1647.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, upon the Question, that Colonel Crymes, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
The humble Petition of James Boswell Merchant was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be referred to the Committee of Excise, to state the Accompt of the Petitioner, for what is due unto him from the State; and to allow out of the Receipts that he ought to receive, his Monies, so much as he is indebted for Excise and Customs, and to consider of some Receipt where the Remainder of his Debt may be charged: And that in the mean time he be discharged of his Restraint: And that the said Committee do prepare an Ordinance, and bring in, for the Relief of the Petitioner, according to the Intent and Purport of this Order.
Indemnity from Bonds.
Ordered, That, on Monday next, the Ordinance in Mr. Weaver's Hand, for keeping indemnified such well affected Persons as have had Bonds extorted from them, be read the first Business.
Stores for Weymouth.
Ordered, That the Committee for Ammunition do give Order, and take care, that, out of the publick Stores, Five hundred round Shot for Demiculverin, Saker and Minion, One Ton of Musquet Bullet, Forty Cross Bar Shot and Langrel, Three hundred Bandaleers, Three hundred Swords and Belts, be provided for the Service of Weymouth, and charged upon the additional Excise for LandService.
Ordered, upon the Question, That To-morrow Morning, the first Business, peremptorily, the Petition and List of divers Commission Officers, now in the Hands of Mr. Knightley, be read, and taken into Consideration.
Proceeding against the Eleven Members.
According to former Order Yesterday made, the House resumed the Consideration of the Business concerning the Members of this House charged by the Army.
And the Letter Yesterday received from the Commissioners with the Army; and a Letter inclosed from the General and Council of War, to the Commissioners, concerning the Desire of the House, that the Proofs against the Members charged might be brought in; were now again read.
Resolved, &c. That, by the Laws of the Land, no Judgment can be given to suspend these Member, or any of them, from sitting in the House upon the Papers presented by the Army, before Particulars produced, and Proofs made.
Prosecution of Jenkins.
Ordered, That Mr. Keble and Mr. Evan Seys be added and appointed to be Counsel against Mr. David Jenkins.
Ordered, That Mr. Erasmus Erle, a Member of this House, be added to the Committee appointed to take care of the effectual Prosecution of Mr. David Jenkins.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Mr. Kirle, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, &c. That the Business informed to the House, concerning Captain Lee, a Member of this House, be referred to the Committee of Complaints: to examine the State of the Matter; and to represent it to the House.
Ordered, &c. That the Business concerning one Grove a Bailiff, to Mr. John Gourdon, a Member of this House, be referred to the Committee for Complaints; to examine the Matter of Fact; and state it to the House.
The House being informed, That divers Citizens were at the Door;
They were called in: And Mr. Taylor preferred a Petition.
The which, the Petitioners being withdrawn, was read; and was touching the Matter of Protections. And
It is Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed to prepare an Ordinance upon the Matter of Protections, do bring it in To-morrow Morning: And that it be read the first Business.
And divers Citizens, Members of the House, were appointed to go forth; and to acquaint the Petitioners with so much.
For the more orderly and speedy Payment of the Monies ordered to be paid unto the private Soldier, after the Proportion of One Month's Pay; It is this Day Ordered, by the House of Commons, That the Auditors formerly appointed for that Service, and their Clerks, do wholly attend That Business, until it shall be ended: And that the said Auditiors and their Clerks, do meet at Christ-Church; and there deliver unto every Soldier their particular Debenture, with the Sums they are to receive thereupon, according to former Order; subscribed on the Backside thercot, signed with the Auditor's Hand, and sealed with a Seal appointed by the Treasurers for that Purpose: And that the Treasurers may have Leave to divide themselves, for the more speedy Dispatch of this Business; and make Choice of such Places for Payment of the Monies as they shall think fit; and have Power to call such Guards for their Security, as may desend them from Violence.
Proceedings against the Eleven Members.
The House did resume the Consideration of that Part of the Desires contained in the Papers, sent from the Army, touching the Suspending of the Members charged by them.
The Question was propounded. That it doth not appear, that any Thing hath been said or done within this House, by any of the Members in Question, touching any Matters contained in the Papers sent from the Army, for which this House can in Justice suspend them:
And the Question being put, Whether this Question, shall be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That it doth not appear, that any Thing hath been said or done within this House, by any of the Members in question, touching any Matters contained in the Papers sent from the Army, for which this House can in Justice suspend them.
A Letter from the Commissioners with the Army, from Barkhamstead, of 25 Junii 1647, at Three of Clock, with a Letter inclosed from the General, and his Council of War, of 25 Junii 1647, touching the Removal of the Army to Uxbridge, were this Day read.
King's Stay at Royston.
A Letter from the Commissioners with the King, from Royston, of 25 Junii 1647, concerning the King's Resolution to stay there this Day, and to signify his further Pleasure hereafter, was this Day read.
A Letter from the Commissioners with the Army, from Uxbridge, of 25 Junii 1647, Two of Clock, concerning the Army's March to Uxbridge, was read.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Thomas Widdrington, and Mr. Povey do forthwith repair to the Army to the HeadQuarters; and that they take with them the Votes this Day passed.
Ordered, &c. That Alderman Atkin do desire the Lord Mayor and Committee of the Militia of the City of London, that Four full Companies may be sent to be here, to guard the Houses of Parliament, To-morrow Morning, by Seven of Clock at farthest: And that, if the Committee of the Militia be risen, that then the Lord Mayor and Sheriffs be desired to give effectual Order herein; and to see it executed accordingly.
Army Commissioners, &c.
Resolved, &c. That the Commissioners of Parliament residing with the Army shall have Power, so often as they shall think it necessary or fitting, to conser with the Citizens sent from the Common Council residing with the Army.
Safety of Westminster.
Ordered, &c. That Captain White be desired forthwith to draw out his Company, and to place them in Places mose convenient for the Safeguarding of the City of Westminster and Liberties; and for the preventing any Tumults, or other Inconveniences, or Danger, that may happen to these Parts, by loose and riotous People, or otherwise: And he is desired, that his Company may stand upon the Guard till To-morrow Morning they are relieved: And Sir Robert Pye and Mr. Wheeler are desired to take care, that this Order may be forthwith effectually put in Execution.