House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 19 August 1647

Pages 278-279

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, 19 Augusti, 1647.


Seizure of Money.

COLONEL Thompson reports from the Committee of the Navy, their Opinion concerning the Sum of Eighty Pounds, seized by the Searchers at Gravesend upon Ewoodson Merchant: The which Order or Opinion of theirs was read; and nothing done upon it.

Bishops Lands.

An Ordinance for making the Purchasers of Bishops Lands accountable for the mean Profits they have received, between the Time of their Contract, and the Sealing of the Conveyance; and for allowing and rebating the Interest of the Moiety of the Purchase Money to the Purchaser, that shall pay in the whole Purchase Money at the First Payment, was read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Myles Corbett, Mr. John Goodwyn, Colonel Harvey, Colonel Morley, Mr. Gott, Mr. Gewen, Colonel Wilson, Colonel Thompson, or any Three of them; Who are presently to withdraw upon it.

Detention of Ennys.

A Letter from Rye, of 13 Augusti 1647, from Mr. Richard Cockram, informing, That one Colonel Ennys, who endeavoured to pass beyond the Seas, under the Name of one Mr. John Price, and was stayed there, was this Day read: And

It is Ordered, That the said Colonel Ennys be forthwith sent for, in safe Custody, by the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House: And that he be referred to the Examination of the Committee of Complaints: And Colonel Morley is to signify unto Mr. Cockram, That the House takes notice of his Care and Diligence; and do give him Thanks for it, to encourage him in his future Diligence and Service.

A Person committed.

Resolved, &c. That * * Goldsmith, who hath cut the new Privy Signet Seal, be committed Prisoner to the Custody of the Serjeant.

It is further Ordered, That Colonel Morley, Mr. Popham, Colonel Thompson, Mr. Lawrence Whittacre, and Mr. Myles Corbett, do withdraw, and examine the said Goldsmith.

Plymouth Garison.

A Letter from the Governor of Plymouth, of 13 Augusti 1647, directed to Mr. Prideaux, representing the great and insupportable Necessities of that Garison, was this Day read.

Ordered, &c. That the Sum of Eight thousand Pounds be charged upon the Credit of the Assessments of Sixty thousand Pounds per mensem; the same to be levied in the County of Devon: And that, out of the first Monies that shall be raised in the said County of Devon, upon the said Ordinance, the said Sum of Eight thousand Pounds be paid unto the Governor of Plymouth, towards the Discharge of the Arrears of that Garison, incurred since the Twenty-fifth of March last: And that a Letter be written to the Governor to acquaint him herewith: And the Committees of the said County of Devon are hereby required to put the said Ordinance of Sixty thousand Pounds per mensem forthwith in Execution; and to pay the said Sum of Eight thousand Pounds, out of the first Monies they shall levy, to the Governor, accordingly: And that an Ordinance be brought in to this Purpose.

Ordered, &c. That the Commissioners of the Army shall have the like Power as formerly to treat and confer with the General, in manner as formerly, upon the Lessening of Garisons.

Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of Plymouth, and the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, to confer and advise with the General upon the Lessening of the Garison of Plymouth; and upon the Disposing of the Soldiers of that Garison.

Ministers of Religion.

Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of plundered Ministers, to prepare and bring in an Ordinance, upon the Debate of the House, for keeping in such godly Ministers as have been placed in Livings by the Committee of plundered Ministers, and for keeping out malignant Ministers: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred unto Mr. Boyes and Mr. Scott.

Acts passed since Violence to Parliament.

Dr. Bond reports from the Committee, the Amendments to the Ordinance, sent from the Lords, for declaring void and null all Orders, Ordinances, Acts, and Votes, made and passed since the Force on the Houses on the Twenty-sixth of July last, until the Sixth of this present August: The which were twice read.

The Question being put, That these Words, "and were so at the Making thereof," shall be added in the Twenty-ninth Line, after the Word "void;"

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Arth. Hesilrige, Tellers for the Yea: 96.
Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, With the Yea,
Mr. Gewen, Tellers for the Noe: 93.
Mr. Copley, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

And then the said Amendment, with this Addition, passed.

And so all the Amendments were, upon the Question, assented unto.

A Proviso, to be added to the said Ordinance, reported likewise from the Committee, was twice read.

Resolved, &c. That these Words, "always, and be it Ordained," be added after the Word "provided."

The Question being put, That the Word "molested" shall be left out of this Proviso;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Jo. Evelyn, Tellers for the Yea: 85.
Mr. Prideauxe, With the Yeas,
Mr. Knightley, Tellers for the Noe: 83.
Mr. Drake, With the Noes,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That these Words, "and consenting to," be added to the Words, "or were present and knowing."

And then the Words in the Proviso runs and stands thus, "or were present, knowing, and consenting to," &c. prout in the Proviso.

The Proviso, so amended, upon the Question, passed.

The Ordinance, so amended, with the Proviso added unto it, was read intirely together.

The Question being put, For passing the Ordinance thus amended;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Arth. Hesilrige, Tellers for the Yea: 84.
Sir Jo. Evelyn of Wiltes, With the Yea,
Colonel Copley, Tellers for the Noe: 87.
Sir Tho. Cheke, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Negative.

And the Ordinance did not pass.

Army Remonstrance.

A Letter from the General, from Kingston, of 19 Augusti 1647, was read, with a Remonstrance inclosed, intituled, "A Remonstrance from his Excellency Sir Thomas Fairefaxe, and the Army under his Command, concerning their just and clear Proceedings hitherto in the Behalf of the Parliament, Kingdom, and themselves, and the evil and treacherous Dealing they have found from the Enemies to their own, and the Parliament's and Kingdoms's Peace and Freedom; together with their present Difficulties and Dangers in relation thereunto, and their present Resolution thereupon, with the Grounds of all these; and signed thus, "By the Appointment of his Excellency Sir Thomas Fairefaxe, and the general Council of his Army."

"At the Head Quarters "Jo. Rushworth Secretary."

at Kingston, Augusti

18 1647."

Resolved, &c. That the Debate of this Remonstrance shall be taken up To-morrow Morning.