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, 12 Julii, 1647.
Charge against the Eleven Members.
ACCORDING to former Order, the House resumed the Debate and Consideration of the Charge lately sent from the Army.
A Copy of the Letter sent to the Commissioners with the Army, upon the Occasion of the Paper of Charge against the Eleven Members, of 23 Junii 1647; a Copy of a Letter, to be sent likewise to the Commissioners of the Army, for their sending up the particular Charge and Proofs against the Eleven Members, of 29 Junii 1647; also the Prayer of the Petition of the Members, charged by the Army, who subscribed the same; were all of them read.
A Letter from the Commissioners with the Army, from Reading, of 11 Julii 1647, with a Paper inclosed, dated at Reading, July the 10th 1647, intituled, "A Copy of the General's Answer, sent unto the Commissioners, touching the Scotts Letters intercepted;" were read.
Resolved, &c. That a Copy of the General's Answer, delivered to the Commissioners of both Houses, concerning the Intercepting of Letters going to Scotland, be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners.
The Question was propounded, that the Members charged shall have a Time prefixed them for to answer in such manner as they shall think fit.
And the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That the Members charged shall have a Time prefixed them for to answer in such manner as they shall think fit.
Resolved, &c. That this Day Sevennight shall be the Time prefixed for the Members charged to bring in their Answer.
Sir Henry Mildmay is appointed to acquaint the Officers that came from the Army, What this House hath done in the Charge brought by them.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords by Dr. Heathe and Mr. Hakewill;
The Duke of Yorke hath received a Letter from the King; which the Earl of Northumberland communicated to the House of Peers; with the Desire of the Duke of Yorke: Upon which the Lords have conceived an Order; in which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
The Lords do recommend unto the Consideration of this House the Petition concerning the Adventurers to the Isle of Providence: The humble Petition of the distressed Protestants, late of Ireland, and now remaining within the Cities and Suburbs of London and Westminster: The Petition of divers French Gentlemen, Reformado Officers.
The Order from the Lords, concerning the King's Children going to see him, was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and was in hæc verba;
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, that the Houses think fit, that the Duke of Yorke, the Duke of Gloucester, and the Princess Elizabeth, do go to see the King; and to stay with him Two Nights: And that the Earl of Northumberland be appointed to go with them: As for the Place, Providing of Money, and all Accommodations relating to this Business, that it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue.
Letters to be read.
Ordered, That the Letters from the North be read Tomorrow, the first Business.
Ordered, That the Ordinance and Petition of the Irish Protestants be read To-morrow Morning.
Message to be considered.
Ordered, That on Friday next, the rest of this Message be taken into Consideration.
Hamilton's, &c. Petition.
Ordered, That the Petition brought in by Colonel Hamilton, in the Behalf of himself, and the rest of the Soldiers, be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That Mr. Scawen make his Report concerning the Garisons, To-morrow Morning, the first Business; and nothing to intervene.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning Tumults be read To-morrow Morning.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message: As to the Order for the King's Children to go to see him, they do agree: To the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.