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, 13 Augusti, 1647.
ORDERED, &c. That Thanks be given to Mr. Marshall and Mr. Nye, for the great Pains they took in the Sermons they Yesterday preached before the Lords and Commons; being the Day of Publick Thanksgiving: And that they be desired to print their Sermons, with the usual Privilege.
Grant to Marshall, &c.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Gentlemen of Essex, that are Members of this House, to consider of some Remuneration and Satisfaction to be bestowed upon Mr. Marshall and Mr. Nye, for the great Pains they have taken, and the great Expence they have been at, in the Service of the Parliament.
Resolved, &c. That the whole Business concerning Mr. Alexander Hamilton, and Sir James Hamilton be referred to the Examination and Consideration of the Committee of Lords and Commons for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House.
Grant to Thelloall, &c.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of One hundred Marks be bestowed upon Captain Thelloall, and Captain Piers, that brought up Mr. Alexander Hamilton Prisoner; Forty Pounds to Captain Thelloall, and the Remainder to Captain Piers: And that the Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers Hall, do issue out and pay the said Monies to the said Captain Thelloall, and Captain Piers, accordingly.
Victory in Ireland.
A Letter from Dublyn, signed Robert Meredeth, of 9 Augusti 1647, relating the great Success God hath blessed the Forces with, under the Command of Colonel Jones, against the Rebels: Five thousand of the Rebels have been slain upon the Place, divers of their chiefest Officers slain or taken Prisoners, their whole Baggage taken, and not above Thirty of the Parliament's Forces: This great Blessing was on the Eighth of this Month at the Evening.
King's Removal to Oatlands.
Soldiers to depart the Lanes.
Acts passed since Violence to Parliament.
Message from Lords.
The Lords have commanded us to bring you this Message; expressed in Writing; viz. "The Lords in Parliament assembled, have read the Declaration of the Fourth of August, 1647, subscribed by those Lords and Commons, Members of both Houses, who, by reason of the late Force and Violence upon the Houses, did absent themselves; and have approved of the same; and desire the Concurrence of the House herein."
The Lords do now once again put the House of Commons in mind of those Votes, sent from the Lords to that House Friday the 6th of August; and a Declaration of Sir Thomas Fairefaxe, and the Council of War; with a Vote for the Approbation thereof, sent down the Tuesday following: The Lords do desire the Concurrence of the House of Commons to those Votes, and to the Approbation of the said Declaration; conceiving the same to be so essential to the Vindication of the Honour and Freedom of the Parliament: That having hitherto received no Answer therein, they conceive it fit and necessary, at this Time, to express to that House, that they hold themselves acquitted and discharged of any ill Consequences that may ensue upon such a Precedent: and, by that Occasion, of the Retardment of the present great Affairs of the Kingdom, and the Settlement of the Peace of them.
They have sent their Opinions and Declarations concerning the present Committee of the Militia of the City of London, expressed in Writing; viz. "The Lords are informed, That the Committee of the Militia of the City of London doth still act, under the Pretence of that Order drawn from both Houses by the late Force of the 26th of July last; which they conceive is likely to tend to the Disturbance of the Peace of the Parliament and City: the Lords do Declare, That, by so doing, they act without Authority; and whatsoever they have or shall do in that kind, they account them answerable for, as acting without lawful Authority."
Violence offered to Parliament.
It is Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Earl of Denbigh, Earl of Mulgrave, Lord Grey of Werke, Lord Howard, Sir Arthur Hesilrigg, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Gourdon, Mr. Myles Corbett, Mr. Alderman Pennington, Mr. Allen, Mr. Edwards, and Colonel Venn, or any Three of them, be a Sub Committee of the Committee appointed by both Houses on Friday last: And that they have Power to send for Parties and Witnesses; and to proceed (under Secrecy) at all Times when they think fit, in preparing the Examinations of the Business committed to the said Committee: And that they, or any Three of them, may administer an Oath unto any Persons, in such Things as shall not render the Parties criminal that are so sworn.
|Sir Michaell Levesey,||Tellers for the Yea:||70.|
|Mr. Robert Goodwyn,||With the Yea,|
|Mr. Herbert,||Tellers for the Noe,||95.|
|Mr. Oldisworth,||With the Noe,|
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House hath considered their Lordships Message; and, as to the Ordinance concerning the Sub Committee, they do agree: To the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
Acts passed since Violence to Parliament.
The House, according to Order, proceeded in the Consideration of the Amendments, reported in the Morning by Mr. Ashhurst, to the Ordinance, formerly committed, for repealing all Votes, Orders, and Ordinances passed since the Force put upon both Houses on Monday, 26 Julii, 1647, until the 6th of August 1647; and passed the said Amendments, upon the Question.
The Fourth, Page Second, Line the First, after the Word "July," add these Words, "nor of any Person or Persons that hath raised, or shall raise, any Force, with an Intention to make good the aforesaid Oath and Engagement, or the aforesaid Force upon the Houses of Parliament."
The Fifth, this Proviso be added; viz. "Provided always, that nothing in this Ordinance shall extend to make void an Ordinance, of the Third of August last, for a Collection for the City of Chester, which is grievously infected with the Plague."
|Lord Herbert,||Tellers for the Yea:||104.|
|Mr. Bulkley,||With the Yea,|
|Sir Mich. Livesay,||Tellers for the Noe:||64.|
|Mr. Robert Goodwyn,||With the Noe,|
Mr. Ashhurst reports the Amendments to the Declaration, sent from the Lords, for the Vindication of the Army, and Sir Thomas Fairefaxe: The which were twice read; and, upon the Question assented, unto; and ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired in these Amendments.