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 Jovis, 15 Julii, 1647.
Member disabled to sit.
ACCORDING to the Order Yesterday made, the House sell upon the Consideration of the Cases presented by divers: And, in the first Place, they proceeded to the Consideration of the Case presented by Sir Charles Egerton: The which was read: As likewise a Warrant for his Commitment, signed Wil. Savile, bearing Date at Yorke 25 Augusti 1643: And likewise the Copy of an Instrument, tendered by a Member of the House 13 Februarii 1642, signed by Sir Charles Egerton, with divers others, for reimbursing Monies raised, or to be raised, upon Bond: Which, he said, if he had not signed, he was immediately to go to Prison.
Resolved, &c. That the Case delivered in to the House by Sir Charles Egerton be referred to the Committee where Mr. John Corbett has the Chair: And have Power to confer with and examine the said Sir Charles Egerton concerning any thing comprehended in the Votes of this House, and all Circumstances upon the said Case; and report the same to the House.
The Question being put, That this House doth declare, That such Members of this House as have already delivered in their particular Cases, and as shall within Four Days present their Cases in reference to the Votes concerning such Members as are not to sit in this House, shall not incur any further Danger or Penalty upon any of their Cases, other than their being suspended from the House;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
|Mr. Doyly,||Tellers for the Noe:||17.|
|Mr. Vaughan,||With the Noe,|
|Sir Arthur Hesilrig,||Tellers for the Yea:||77.|
|Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes,||With the Yea.|
So as the Question passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That these Words, "other than their being suspended from the House," shall be put out in the former Question; and that, instead thereof, these Words, viz. "other than their being disabled to sit as Members of this House during this present Parliament," shall be added.
And then the Question, so altered, is as followeth;
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That such Members of this House as have already delivered in their particular Cases, and as shall within Four Days present their Cases, in reference to the Votes, concerning such Members as are not to sit in this House, shall not incur any further Danger or Penalty, other than their being disabled to sit as Members of this House, during this present Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That those Members to whom Liberty of Twenty Days was given, by former Order, to present their Cases, and shall, according to the said Order, present their Cases, shall incur no further Penalty upon any of their Cases, than being disabled to sit as Members of this House during this Parliament.
The State of the several Cases of John Doyley and Bennett Hoskins Esquires, Sir Philip Percivall, Thomas Cholmley and Thomas Dacres, Esquires, were all of them this Day read: And
Ordered, That they be referred to the Committee where Mr. John Corbett has the Chair: And the Committee has Power to conser with, and examine the Gentlemen respectively upon their several Cases; and concerning any other thing comprehended within the Votes whereupon their Papers were brought in; and upon all Circumstances; and thereupon to ascertain their several Cases; and report the same to the House.
A Letter from Colonel General Pointes, from Pontefract Castle, of 9 Julii 1647; a Letter from the Wife of Colonel General Pointes of 9 Julii 1647; were read; signifying, that Colonel General Pointes was made Prisoner by his own Soldiers, and imprisoned in Pontefract Castle; and that his Goods were seized upon, and detained from him.
Resolved, &c. That Copies of these Letters be sent in a Letter, signed by Mr. Speaker to the General: And that he be desired to take essectual Course, that the said Colonel General Pointes be forthwith enlarged, and that the Goods belonging unto him be forthwith restored.
Ordered, That a Letter be sent from Mr. Speaker to the Lord Mayor of Yorke; to require him to take effectual Course, that the Goods belonging to the Colonel General Pointes may be safely and clearly restored unto him.
Sir Wm. Strickland and Colonel Copley are appointed to prepare these Letters.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Nash, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Northern Association, &c.
A Letter from Sir Thomas Fairefax, from Reading, of 10 Julii 1647, was read; in which were inclosed the Representations, Declaration, Petition, and Engagement of the Soldiers of the Northern Association; and of the Nottinghamshire Horse.
Ordered, That the Business of this Letter be taken into Consideration on Saturday Morning next, the first Business; and nothing to intervene.
Ordered, That the Reports concerning Ireland be made, and taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, the first Business peremptorily; and no other Business whatsoever do intervene: And that Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind thereof.
Ordered, That the Reports concerning the Garisons, from the Committee of the Army, be resumed, and made Tomorrow, immediately next after the Business of Ireland.
The Question being put, That the House shall now rise;
It passed with the Affirmative.