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, 28 Junii, 1647.
Relief from Bonds.
AN Ordinance for saving all Persons well affected to the Parliament, indemnified and harmless from all Bonds extorted from them by the Enemy, was this Day read the First time; and ordered to be read the Second time on Thursday Morning next, between Ten and Twelve of Clock.
Horses for Prince of Orange.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, be positively enjoined to meet this Afternoon; and to make Report of the Business concerning Ireland, To-morrow Morning, to the House.
Leave of Absence.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Wheeler carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance, passed on Saturday last, concerning Days of Recreation for Apprentices and Servants: And the Order for reducing Officers and Soldiers, whose Accompts are listed in the Military Garden, to be admitted amongst the other Soldiers appointed to receive Monies at this Time.
A Letter from the Commissioners with the Army, from Uxbridge, of 27 junii 1647, with a Paper inclosed from the General, and his Council of War, of the same Date, touching such Proposals the Army desires to make, before the Army marches back to a farther Distance from the City.
Persons having Access to the King.
A Letter from the Commissioners with the Army, from Uxbridge, of 27 Junii, 1647, Twelve at Night, concerning Chaplains, and other Persons, that have Access to the King, that, by the Instructions to the Commissioners with the King, ought not to . . admitted.
A Letter from the Commissioners with the King, from Hatfield, of 27 Junii, 1647, informing the House, That the Duke of Richmond, and others in like Condition, came to his Majesty last Night, were this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That Directions be given to the Commissioners attending the Person of the King, to remove the Duke of Richmond, Dr. Shelden, and Dr. Hamond, and all other Persons of the like Condition, that ought not to come to the King by their Instructions: And that they do put their Instructions in due Execution, that no Persons, that ought not to have Access to his Person, may not be admitted to come to him: And that they command the Guards to be obedient unto them in the effectual Execution of the said Instructions.
Resolved, &c. That Directions be given to the General to give Order, That the Guards appointed to attend the Person of the King, may, from time to time, obey the Command of the Commissioners residing with the King, in pursuance of their Instructions.
Ordered, &c. That the House do meet this Afternoon, and take into Consideration the Paper, inclosed in the Letter this Day sent from the Commissioners with the Army, in the first Place, in Order as it lies: And that no other Business do intervene.
Letters to Commissioners with the King, &c.
MR. Reynolds reports Two Letters to be sent, one to the Commissioners with the King; the other to the General: The which were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Reynolds is appointed to carry them to the Lords; and likewise the Votes, passed this Day, for the Commissioners to put their Instructions in Execution, prohibiting Persons to come unto him, that ought not to have Access unto him by the said Instructions: And that the General give Order to the Guards to obey the Command of the Commissioners.
The Question was propounded, That this House doth declare, That no Officer or Soldier of the Army, from and after the Publication of this Order in the Army, shall leave the Army, without the particular Licence and Discharge of the General':
The Question being put, That this House doth declare, That no Officer or Soldier of the Army, from and after the Publication of this Order in the Army, shall leave the Army, without the particular Licence and Discharge of the General:
|Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes,||Tellers for the Yea:||121.|
|Sir Arthur Hesilrig,||With the Yea,|
|Sir Walter Erle,||Tellers for the Noe:||85.|
|Mr. Green,||With the Noe,|
Answer from Lords.
The Question was propounded, That this House doth declare, That they do own this Army as their Army; and will make Provision for their Maintenance; and will take Order, That, so soon as Money can be conveniently raised, they shall be paid up equally with those that have left the Army:
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That they do own this Army as their Army; and will make Provision for their Maintenance; and will take Order, That, so soon as Money can be conveniently raised, they shall be paid up equally with those that have left the Army.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Wheler brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Ordinance concerning Apprentices; and to the Ordinance concerning reduced Officers and Soldiers, whose Lists are with the Committee in the Military Garden.
Leave of Abseuce.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners with the Army, to be very earnest with the General, that effectual Course may be taken, that no Discouragement or Obstruction may be given by the Soldier to the due levying and bringing in the Excise, and other Assessments and Payments, to the Parliament.
The Lords have commanded us to bring you this Vote: It is concerning the King's being at Royston, or Newmarkett: A Letter to his Majesty, in pursuance thereof: A Letter to the Commissioners with the King, to the same Purpose: A Letter to Sir Thomas Fairefax, to acquaint him herewith: In all which the Lords desire the Concurrence of this House.
Answer from Lords.
Removing the King.
Ordered, That the same Preamble as was sent with the Vote for Removal of the King's Person from Newcastle, be sent with this Vote: And that a Letter be sent to the General, and to the Commissioners with the King, in pursuance of this Vote: And that Mr. Reynolds do bring them in To-morrow Morning.