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, 5 Julii, 1647.
A Person committed.
RESOLVED, &c. That Mr. Ralph Goodwyn Clerk, be forthwith committed to the Prison of Newgate, there to remain a Prisoner during the Pleasure of the House; for his insolent Behaviour, and soul Revilings upon the House, and their Members; and raising Clamours and Tumults at the Door of the House, to the Disturbance and Scandal of their Proceedings; and for his great and notorious Misdemeanors in this Kind.
Indemnity from Bonds.
Ordered, That Mr. Broad, and the rest of the Auditors employed at Christ Church, and their Clerks, be hereby required to seal the Certificates contained in the List presented by Captain Gethin, one of the Treasurers whose Names are therein mentioned; which were delivered at Christ Church with the rest, and then miscarried.
The Commissioners of the Admiralty, the Master, Wardens, and Assistants of the Trinity House, so many of them as the House was informed were at the Door: They were called in; and acquainted the House with the great Distempers that are happened among the inserior Sort of Seamen, occasioned partly by want of Power in them, to prevent these Mischiefs, and partly for want of a Judge Advocate.
Resolved, &c. That Dr. Wm. Clerk be hereby nominated and constituted Judge of the Admiralty, to proceed therein according to the lawful Jurisdiction of the said Court, in such manner as Dr. Sammes, Sir Henry Marten, or other former Judges of that Court, formerly did, or might lawfully proceed: And that the Commissioners of the Great Seal do pass a Patent unto him, under the Great Seal, accordingly: And that the Solicitor General do prepare a Grant to pass the said Great Seal, of the said Place of Judge of the said Court of Admiralty, to the said Dr. William Clerk, to enjoy and exercise the same, with the same Rights and Pre-eminences as the said Dr. Sammes, Sir Henry Marten, or any other former Judge of the Admiralty, of Right and lawfully held, enjoyed, and exercised the same.
Ordered, That the Delinquency of Sir Thomas Hampson be referred to the Examination and Consideration of the Committee at Haberdashers Hall: Who are to report the same to the House on Thursday next, peremptorily.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Salway junior carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, an Order for Six Months Arrears to be paid to the Garison of Dover, out of the Sequestration Monies of Kent: The Order concerning the Explanation of the Words "send the Result," in the Order to the Commissioners with the Army: Order for Power to the Commissioners residing in the Army, to treat upon the Votes that shall be sent unto them: Order for approving the Proceedings of the Commissioners, in treating with such as the General shall appoint, notwithstanding he be not present: Order for Twenty Pounds and Twelve Shillings to Henry Clere Surgeon: A Letter to the Lord Inchiquin: Order for Seven thousand Two hundred Thirty Pounds Fourteen Shillings Four-pence, for transporting Colonel Ponsonbie's Regiment: Order for One hundred Pounds for Captain Freke: Order for Two thousand Six hundred Thirty-eight Pounds for the Lord of Ormond: Order for constituting Dr. Wm. Clerk Judge of the Admiralty.
A Person disabled to sit as Member.
Resolved, &c. That a Warrant shall issue forth under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue forth a Writ, for the new Election of a Burgess to serve in this Parliament for the Town of Lynne Regis in the County of Norfolke, in the Place of Edmund Hudson Gentleman, formerly chosen for that Place; who is disabled by Judgment of the House to fit as a Member thereof, during this Parliament.
Message from Lords.
Mr. Salway reports, That the Lords do agree to the Ordinances for paying Money to the Lord of Ormond, for transporting Colonel Ponsonbie's Regiment: To Captain Freke: To the Surgeon Mr. Clere: To the Letter for the Lord Inchiquin: To the Explanation of the Words "send the Results," in the Order to the Commissioners with the Army: To the rest of the Message carried by him, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Persons acting against Parliament.
The Vote was read, that passed the Tenth of June last, 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:"
Resolved, &c. That such Persons as have directed, advised, assisted, signed, or consented unto the Cessation of Ireland, or otherwise assisted the Rebellion of Ireland, be comprehended within the foresaid Order; and shall not presume to sit.
The Question was propounded, That such Persons as shall offend against the said Orders, concerning such as shall not presume to sit in the House, shall not be admitted to any Rule of Composition; and shall be disabled for ever to sit as Members in this House:
|Sir John Dancers,||Tellers for the Yea:||61.|
|Sir Arthur Hesilrig,||With the Yea,|
|Sir Anthony Irby,||Tellers for the Noe:||92.|
|Mr. Erle,||With the Noe,|
|Sir John Evelyn,||Tellers for the Yea:||65.|
|Mr. Bulkeley,||With the Yea,|
|Lord Carre,||Tellers for the Noe:||63.|
|Sir Walter Erle,||With the Noe:|