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, 9 Julii, 1647.
ORDERED, That the whole Business of the Informations, concerning Listing of Men, be referred to the Examination and Consideration of the Committee following, or any Three of them; viz. Unto Mr. Bond, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Myles Corbett, Mr. Rigby, Colonel Venne, Mr. Tate, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Wingate, Mr. Pury, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Gewen, Mr. Peck: Who are to meet this Afternoon at Three of Clock, in such Place as they shall think fit; and so de die in diem: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Samuell Luke, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That the Petition of Lieutenant General Massy be read To-morrow Morning, the first Business: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind hereof.
Persons acting against Parliament.
According to former Order, the House resumed the Consideration of what Penalty they should incur, that, being comprehended within the Order of Decimo Junii, with the Additions thereunto made the 5th of this instant July, should transgress the same.
Resolved, &c. That the Word "voluntary" be added to that Part of the Order, concerning such as have accepted Pardons from the King.
Resolved, &c. That these Word "since the 20th of May in the Year 1642," be added to the said Order, to that Clause concerning such as have accepted Pardon from the King.
And then the Order, so altered, runs thus; viz.
Resolved, &c. That no Person that hath been in actual War against the Parliament, or hath acted by the Commission of Array, or voluntarily aided the King in this War against the Parliament; or that, since the 20th of May, in the Year 1642, has sued for, or voluntarily accepted, a Pardon from the King; or has directed, advised, assisted, signed, or consented unto the Cessation of Ireland; or otherwise assisted the Rebellion of Ireland; or as stand sequestered by Authority of Parliament, for Delinquency, shall presume to sit in this House.
Resolved, &c. That the Persons that shall be comprehended within this Order shall incur the Penalty of being put into the Second Branch of the Fourth Qualification, in the Propositions concerning such Members as deserted the Parliament, and sat in the unlawful Assembly at Oxon.
Resolved, &c. That such Members as are in Town, or within Ten Miles of the City of London, as shall conceive themselves concerned in this Order, shall have Liberty to present their Case to the House, under their Hand, in Writing, before Thursday next.
The Question being put, That the Space of Twenty Days shall be given to such Members as are not within Ten Miles Distance of London, that shall conceive themselves concerned in this Order, to present their Case to the House, under their Hand-writing.
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Sir Arthur Hesilrig,||Tellers for the Noe:||57.|
|Mr. Marten,||With the Noe,|
|Sir Walter Erle,||Tellers for the Yea:||84.|
|Mr. Bulkeley,||With the Yea,|
So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That this be added to the last Vote, That if any of the Members to whom the Liberty of Twenty Days is granted, shall come to the House within the said Space of Twenty Days, shall have Four Days Liberty only, within the said former Twenty Days, to present their Case, under their Hand, in Writing to the House.
Charge against the Eleven Members.
Resolved, &c. That the Charge lately sent from the Army, against the Members formerly charged by them, be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, the first Business: And that no other Business intervene.
Upon Mr. Scawen's Report, concerning the Meaning of what Proportion is to be deducted for Free Quarter, in the Payment of the Forces that are come off from the Army.
Resolved, &c. That the Proportion that shall be deducted for Free Quarter shall be the Moiety to the Non Commissioned Officers, and private Soldier.
Resolved, &c. That the House doth declare, That their Meaning is, That the Committee of the Army, and the Committee at Derby House, in making up the Accompts, and paying the Officers and Soldiers that are come off from the Army, shall deduct a Moiety for Free Quarter to the Non Commission Officers, and private Soldier: And that the Committee of the Army have Power to give Instructions, and issue forth Warrants to the Treasurers at War, and the Mustermaster General, and their Deputies, for the Expediting and Perfecting of the Accompts of the Officers and Soldiers aforesaid; whose Instructions and Warrants shall be a sufficient Authority and Discharge for the Treasurers, or their Deputies, for their Proceedings therein.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Wheeler carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, An Order to put Papists and Delinquents out of the Lines of Communication: An Ordinance for Officers and Soldiers to depart out of the Lines of Communication: And was to move the Lords to pass the Ordinance formerly sent unto them, for enabling the Committee of the Army to bring in the Arrears to the Army.
An Ordinance for issuing Twenty thousand Pounds out of Weavers Hall, to the Treasurers at Wars, to be employed towards a Month's Pay for the Army; and for securing and reimbursing the Treasurers at Wars all such Monies they shall advance, to make up the said Month's Pay, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and immediately carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, by Mr. Wheeler.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Wheeler brings Answer, That, to the Order for putting Papists and Malignants out of Town; to the Order for Twenty thousand Pounds, out of Weavers Hall, to the Army; they do agree: To the rest they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That Wednesday next be appointed for the Business of the Church.
Ordered, That the Report concerning Garisons be made on Monday Morning next.
An Ordinance to enable the Committee of the Militia of London to make Searches, and to raise Six hundred Horse, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Resolved, &c. That John Gamond, John Bell, Wm. Leuis, Henry Pingridge, Soldiers, that assaulted the House and Family of Mr. Pury, a Member of this House, and his Person, in his House, be forthwith committed Prisoners to the Prison of Newgate.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Heath and Mr. Hakewill;
The Lords have received Letters from the Queen of Sweden, which they think sit be referred to the Committee of both Kingdoms: And they have referred it to the Committee of Foreign Affairs, to state the Matter of Fact of the late Difference between the English and Swedish Ships, and to report to the Houses: In which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
They have returned the Ordinance for sending Officers and Soldiers out of the Lines of Communication; with some Amendments: In which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
They desire to put the House in mind of the Message formerly sent, concerning the Putting down of Country Committees.
Affairs with Sweden.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the Lords, in referring it to the Committee of Foreign Affairs, to state the Matter of Fact of the late Difference between the English and Swedish Ships; and to report to the Houses.
The Summary of her Majesty of Sweden's Letters to the Parliament of England, and the Commissioners of Scottland, was read.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the Lords, in referring the Queen of Sweden's Letters to the Committee of both Kingdoms: Who are to report to the Houses.
Mediation of France, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of both Houses, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to consider of the Answer of both Houses, formerly given to the Crown of France, and the States of Holland, upon their Desire of Mediation.
Ordered, That, on Thursday next, Mr. Strode do, the first Business, make Report of the Business concerning Country Committees.
Officers to depart the Lines.
The Proviso returned from the Lords, to the Ordinance for Officers to depart out of the Lines of Communication, was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and do agree to the referring the Queen of Swedes Letters to the Committee of both Kingdoms: To the referring the stating the Matter concerning the Swedish Ships, to the Committee for Foreign Affairs: To the Proviso to the Ordinance for Officers and Soldiers to depart the Lines of Communication.
A Letter from the General Sir Thomas Fairefax, from Reading 8 Junii 1647, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Letter be taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do pay unto Mr. Scawen the Sum of Two hundred Pounds, for the Use and Service of the Commissioners of Parliament employed to the Army.