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 Mercurii, 21 Julii, 1647.
AN Ordinance for Payment of the Waggoners that have done Service to the Parliament, was this Day read the First and Second time; and with the Joining of Auditor Wilcox to Mr. Richardson, Waggonmaster General, it passed, upon the Question; and is ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Invalid Soldiers, &c.
The humble Petition of the maimed Soldiers, and Widows and Orphans of such as have been slain and died in the Service of the Parliament, during the late Wars, as do receive weekly Allowances in Christ Church (being Twenty-five Hundred in Number, or thereabouts), was this Day read:
It is Ordered, That this Petition, and likewise the said Ordinance, of 28 Maii, be committed unto Mr. Bacon, Mr. West, Mr. Pury, Mr. Trefusis, Mr. Gewen, Mr. Holland, Colonel Ven, Mr. Ball, or any Three of them: Who are to consider of the said Petition, and of the said Ordinance; and to bring in Remedies for such Defects as obstruct the effectual Execution of the said Ordinance; to the end it may speedily take Effect through the whole Kingdom.
An Ordinance for Transferring of One Sixth Part of the additional Excise, for the Payment of maimed Soldiers, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered, That, on Thursday next come Sevennight, peremptorily, the First Business, the State of the Excise be taken into Consideration: And that no other Business do intervene: And that the Commissioners of the Excise do represent such Obstructions as do hinder the bringing in the Excise: And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind of this Order.
Abuses in Army Pay.
Ordered, That the Abuses in the Receiving and Payment of the last Monies, assigned and paid to the Officers and Soldiers of divers Lists, be referred to the Examination and Consideration of Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, Mr. Blakiston, Sir Henry Vane, Mr. Scawen, Sir Henry Mildmay, Mr. Robinson, Mr. Holland, Mr. Pury, Colonel Ven, Alderman Pennyngton, Sir John Hippisley, Mr. Puresoy, Sir Henry Heyman, Mr. John Stephens, Mr. Challoner, Sir John Merrick, Sir John Danvers, Mr. John Gourdon, Mr. Brewster, Sir Wm. Strickland, Sir Symonds D'Ewes, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Jesson, Mr. West, Mr. Ball, Mr. Swynfen, Colonel Wilson, Commissary Copley, Mr. Francis Pierpoint, Mr. Lillebone Long, Sir John Seymour, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Leman, Mr. Ashurst, Captain Gardiner, Mr. Dixwell; or any Five of them: And Auditor Broad, Auditor Wilcox, and Commissary Dudeny, are appointed to attend the Committee: And they have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Books of Accompt, Lists, Papers, Records: And are to meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Court of Wards; and so de die in diem: And are to report, with all convenient Speed.
Soldiers ceparting the Lines.
Ordered, That Mr. Alderman Pennyngton and Colonel Ven do give this House an Account To-morrow Morning, what the Committee of the Militia of London have done, in Execution of the Ordinance requiring the reduced Officers and Soldiers to depart the Lines of Communication.
Message to Lord.
Ramsey's &c. Petition.
The humble Petition of Sir James Ramsey, General Lieutenant John Middleton, General Major Holborne, Colonel Henry Barclay, and other Officers, whose Names are inserted in the annexed List; a Letter from the Parliament of Scotland, from Edenborough, of 25 Martii, 1647, recommending the said Petitioners.
The List mentioned in the said Petition was read; and ordered to be referred to the Consideration of the forenamed Committee: Who are to consider of all; and to report their Opinions to the House: And Captain Vernon is appointed to attend this Committee: And they are to make Report with all convenient Speed.
Ordered, That, on this Day Fortnight, the Gentlemen of this House, employed as Commissioners into Scotland, do make Report of the Papers desired by the Parliament of Scotland to be communicated to this House.
Petitions to be considered.
Ordered, That the House do meet To-morrow Morning early; and resume the Consideration of the Petitions of Officers and Soldiers now read, and the Petition of the Auxiliaries of Westminster, and the other Petitions of Soldiers, and of distressed Persons, appointed to be read this Day.
Answer from Lords.
Proposals from the Army.
The Question was propounded, That the House shall forbear to proceed upon these Propositions that are now sent from the Army, until such time as the Army shall make known to this House all other Proposals.
|Sir Anthony Irby,||Tellers for the Yea:||68.|
|Mr. Tate,||With the Yea,|
|Sir Arthur Heslerige,||Tellers for the Noe:||80.|
|Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes,||With the Noe,|
The Question was propounded, That the House shall take into Consideration the particular Propositions now sent from the Army, in Order as they lie, To-morrow Morning, the first Business; and nothing to intervene: