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, 26 Julii, 1647.
The Lords have commanded us to put you in mind of the Paper that came from the Earl of Northumberland, concerning the Removing the King's Children to Sion House, and providing Maintenance for them: That they removed the King's Children to the other Side of the House at St. James's, and then the Sickness fell out there too:
Murray to attend the King.
Comm rs with the King.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue, to take effectual Course, that the Money, assigned by the Parliament for the Expences of the King's Children, may be, from time to time, constantly and duly paid.
Murray to attend the King.
Comm rs with the King.
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Commissioners, who are appointed to attend his Majesty's Person, may have Leave to follow their own Occasions; so as Three of them (whereof one to be a Peer) do take their Turns in that Service, as they shall agree amongst themselves.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message: And, as to the Order concerning the Monies assigned for the Maintenance of the King's Children, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own: And to all the rest, they do agree.
Sir Robert Harley reports from the Committee of Elections, the Case concerning the Election of Edmond West Esquire, and Colonel George Fleetwood, to serve as Knights for the County of Buck'; and reported the Exception against that Election; and the Votes of the Committee in their Proceeding upon that Election.
Resolved, &c. That nothing appears to this House, but that the Election of Colonel George Fleetwood and Edmond West Esquire, to be Knights for the County of Bucks, was a free Election: And that this is a good Election, and ought to stand.
Mr. Edmond West, being double-elected, to serve as a Knight for the County of Bucks, and as a Burgess for the Borough of Wendover, made his Choice to serve as Knight of the Shire for the County of Bucks.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue a Writ for the Election of a Burgess, to serve in this Parliament for the Borough of Wendover, in the Place of Edmond West Esquire, chosen to serve for that Borough; who is also chosen to serve as Knight of the Shire for the County of Buck', and hath made his Choice to serve for the County.
The Petitioners being withdrawn, the Petition, stiled, "The humble Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of London, in Council assembled;" The Copy of a Petition, stiled, "The humble Petition of divers well-affected Citizens of the City of London, directed to the Lord Mayor, the Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of London, in Common Council assembled;' The Copy of a Petition, stiled, "The humble Petition of divers young Men, Citizens and others, Apprentices of this honourable City, directed to the Lord Mayor, the Aldermen, and the Commons, in Common Council assembled;" all signed "Michell;" were all read."
The Petitioners were again called in: And Mr. Speaker, by the command of the House, did acquaint them, That, in respect that they came as in one Body, to deliver a Message from the Common Council; and that one of their Company did offer to speak to the House; That, if there be any thing to deliver from the Common Council, which they have not delivered, the House is willing to hear it; otherwise they are desired to withdraw.
Members not to go out.
A Letter from the Commissioners with the Army, at Bedford, of 25 Julii, 1647, Twelve at Night, was this Day read; wherein among other Things, they desire, That Mr. Scawen, one of their Company, may return.
Message to Lords.
He likewise carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for a Collection for the Relief of divers English Irish Protestants, now about Barnstable: The additional Ordinance, formerly sent from the Lords, for the better Payment of Tythes, returned with some Amendments.
The Petitioners were again called in; And Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, acquainted them, That the House had read their Petition: That the Matter presented by them in it is of very great Consequence: And, That the House will take it into speedy and serious Consideration.
Apprentices of London, &c.
They were called in; and did present a Petition, stiled, "The humble Desires of the Citizens, Commanders, Officers and Soldiers of the Trained Bands and Auxiliaries; the young Men and Apprentices of the Cities of London and Westminster; Sea Commanders, Seamen, and Watermen, together with other Commanders, Officers, and Soldiers, within the Lines of Communication, and Parishes mentioned within the Bills of Mortality."
Message from Lords.
Declaration, &c. rescinded.
The Two Ordinances were read: And One was, For recalling the Declaration passed both Houses on Saturday last: The other, For making void the Ordinance passed on Friday last, for settling the Militia of London; and for reviving and putting in Force the Ordinance for the Militia of London, passed 4 Maii, 1647.
And the House being to be divided, could not be divided, according to the ordinary and constant Practice of the House in like Cases, by reason of the Multitude and Tumult that was at the Door, that would by no Persuasions withdraw, that the outer Room might be cleared.
BE it Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Ordinance of the 23th of this instant July, for the Settling of the Militia of the City of London, be, and shall be hereby revoked and made void to all Intents and Purposes: And, That the Ordinance of the 4th of May, 1647, for the said Militia of London, be in full Force and Virtue; any thing in the said Ordinance of the 23th instant, to the contrary, notwithstanding.
BE it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Declaration of the 24th of this instant July, which declares all those Traitors, and so to forfeit Life and Estate, who shall, after Publication thereof, act thereupon to get Subscriptions, be null and void; any thing in the said Declaration, notwithstanding.