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 Sabbati, 3 Julii, 1647.
Pay of Northern Association.
AN Ordinance for One Month's Pay to the Forces of the Northern Association, being in pursuance of former Votes of this House, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Sir Charles Egerton is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Ordered, That, on Monday Morning next, the first Business, Sir Henry Vane do make Report of the Establishment of Hull.
Ordered, That the Committee of the West do forthwith pay unto Mr. Clerke, a Member of this House, the Sum of Two thousand Pounds, a Member of this House, the Sum of Two thousand Pounds, upon Account, towards Satisfaction of a greater Debt owing unto him, out of the Remainder of Sir John Hele's Fine, or such other Monies as are under the Power of the said Committee.
A Letter from the Town of Plymouth, from the Mayor and Magistrates there, of 11 Julii 1647, with a Petition inclosed, were this Day read.
Ordered, That the Committee of Accompts be desired to appoint a Sub Committee of sitting Persons, not Inhabitants of the Town, to state and audite the Accompts of the Town of Plymouth.
Ordered, That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds be advanced and paid unto the Town of Plymouth, to make good the Stock of the Poor, that hath been made use of by them, for the Safety and Preservation of the said Town: And that it be referred to the Committee of the West, to consider how, out of Monies under their Power, or otherwise, this Sum of Five hundred Pounds may be speedily advanced and paid, accordingly.
Ordered, That the Ordinance be brought in by the Committee of the Army on Monday next, for enabling the Committee to bring in the Arrears to the Army: And that they do, on Monday next, bring in their Report concerning the effectual putting the Ordinance of Sixty thousand Pounds per mensem in Execution: And that all the Garisons be then taken into Consideration; and that of Plymouth in the first Place.
A Letter from the Committee of Cheshire, from Chester, of 30 Junii, 1647, with the Demands of the Soldiery within the Garison of Chester, inclosed, were this Day read.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Chester, to consider of the securing and raising Two thousand Pounds more for the Garison of Chester; and to report on Monday Morning next: They are further to consider of disbanding or lessening the Number of that Garison; and further to consider of the Information given in, That some Officers and Soldiers of that Garison have formerly served against the Parliament: They are likewise to inquire into the Occasions and Causes of this high Mutiny, and apply their Interests, and best and timeliest Remedies, for the Appeasing of it: And are to meet this Afternoon at Two Post meridiem, in the Court of Wards.
Treaty with the Army.
A Letter from the Commissioners with the Army, of 2 Julii, 1647, from Wickham, with the Offers of the Commissioners, touching the Method of their proceeding in the Treaty, with the Answer of the Commissioners of the Army to the said Offers, were all read.
Resolved, &c. That the House doth approve of the Commissioners Proceeding in the Treaty with such of the Army as the General shall appoint, nothwithstanding the General be not always present.
Ordered, That the Commissioners residing with the Army have hereby Power to treat, as well upon such Votes as shall from time to time hereafter be sent unto them, as upon those that are already sent.
Mr. Lisle, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Swynfen, Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, Sir Wm. Massam, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Wheeler;
This Committee, or any Two of them, are appointed to peruse the Journals; and to see what Votes, Orders, or Ordinances have passed, in relation to the Papers and Desires sent from the Army; and to present the State of them to the House; to the end the Commissioners may, without any Mistake, receive such Votes as they are to treat of, signed by the Clerk: They are further to take care, that all such Votes as shall be made in relation to this Business, may, from time to time, be carefully sent to the Commissioners: And they have Power to meet at such Time as they shall think fit: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Knightley and Mr. Wheeler.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That by these Words, "send the Results," in the Order to the Commissioners residing with the Army, is meant, That, when Things are debated among the Commissioners, and that they are come to a clear Understanding of the Sense and Terms, that then they are to agree, that those Results shall be sent to the House for their Consideration; that a speedy Conclusion may be thereupon had.
A Letter from the Prince Elector, of 2 Julii 1647, signifying his Intentions to wait upon his Majesty, was read: And
It is Resolved, &c. That it be left to the Prince Elector, to do herein as he shall find it fitting.
Sir Wm. Strickland and Mr. Trenchard are appointed to signify so much unto his Highness; and to acquaint him, That this House takes very well this Respect from his Highness.
Ordered, That, the Report in Mr. Trenchard's Hands, concerning the Prince Elector, be made on Tuesday next, the first Business, immediately after the Reports of Goldsmiths Hall: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind hereof.
Letter, &c. read.
A Letter from Colonel General Points, from York, of 26 Junii 1647, with the Copy of a Letter inclosed to the General, and the Copy of an Order made by him, touching the preventing all Disturbances in his Forces, were read.
Pay of Northern Association.
Sir Charles Egerton carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for Ten thousand Pounds out of Weavers Hall, for the Forces of the Northern Association.
Whereas there rests owing unto Henry Cleare Surgeon, employed in the Parliament's Army, an Arrear of Twenty Pounds and Twelve Shillings: It is Ordered, That the said Sum of Twenty Pounds and Twelve Shillings be charged upon that Moiety of the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, that is not engaged for the last Two hundred thousand Pounds, in Course, and paid unto the said Henry Cleare by the Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall when in Course it shall come due, in full Discharge of the said Debt: And that the Acquittance of the said Henry Cleare shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Treasurers at Goldsmiths Hall, for the Payment of the said Twenty Pounds and Twelve Shillings, accordingly.
Sale of Wood.
Ordered, That the Committee of Wood be enjoined forthwith to sit: And that they do meet on Monday next, in the Afternoon: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred unto Sir Robert Pye: And they are to give Order for the Payment of the Remainder of the Wood Monies, to be employed according to former Order, for the Apothecaries and Surgeons employed in the Cure of the sick and wounded Soldiers.
Upon the Report of the Petition of one Ralph Goodwyn, which was referred to the Committee of Complaints;
It is Resolved, by this House, That the Petitioner hath no Cause of Complaint; that his Petition is scandalous; that the Petitioner deserves Punishment for his Misdemeanors: And the said Goodwyn is hereby strictly enjoined to forbear his Clamour, and his coming to the Doors of the House, upon his Peril.
Report, &c. deferred.
Ordered, That the Report concerning Mr. Latham; the Petition of the Widow Pont, Wife to Major Pont; the Petition of Frances Huncks, the Wife of Major Hercules Huncks; be read on Wednesday Morning next, the first Business; the Report concerning Mr. Latham in the first Place.
Ordered, That the Auditors, and their Clerks, employed at Christ Church, do make new Tickets for all such as were formerly lifted, whose Tickets were taken away: They are herein to take are, that no Use may be made of those Tickets that were so taken away, to the Prejudice of the State.
Reduced Officers, &c.
The humble Petition of divers Commission Officers reduced was read.
A Letter from Sir John Norwich, and others, with a Petition inclosed, of divers Officers subscribed, was read.
The humble Petition of the sick and maimed Soldiers was read.
The humble Petition of the Auditors employed in Christ Church, was read.
The humble Petition of the Waggoners was read.
The humble Petition of many private Soldiers was read.
A Letter from the Committee of the County of Kent, from Maidston, of 21 Junii, 1647, representing the great Necessities of the Garison of Dover, was read.
Ordered, That the Committee of Sequestrations in the County of Kent, do forthwith, out of the Sequestration Monies in their Hands, or such as shall arise from the Sequestrations in the said County, pay Six Months Arrears to the Garison of Dover.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That Sir Gilbert Gerard do bring in an Ordinance, That the Monies formerly to be paid to the Waggoners, and the poor Artificers, shall, for the future, be paid unto the Waggoners by Warrant from the Wag. gonmaster General, to the Treasurers for the maimed Soldiers; who, by former Ordinance, are appointed to receive the same.
Pay of Northern Association.
Sir Charles Egerton brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Ordinance for Ten thousand Pounds for the Forces of the Northern Association.