House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 3 September 1647

Pages 290-291

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, 3 Septembris, 1647.


Propositions to the King.

A COPY of the Instructions to the Committees appointed to present the Propositions to the King, of 21 Aprilis, 1647, was read.

Resolved, &c. That the Quorum, in these Instructions, shall be Three.

Resolved, &c. That the Members of both Houses, that are appointed as Committees to present the Propositions to the King, be enjoined to repair thither, to perform that Service.

Resolved, &c. That the Place be altered to Hampton Court, or elsewhere; where the King's residence shall be, on Tuesday next.

Resolved, &c. That the Time for expecting the King's Answer shall be altered from Ten Days to Six.

Lords to sit.

Resolved, &c. That the Lords be acquainted, that this House has resolved to sit on Monday next; and to desire them to do the like.

Sir Robert Pye went with this Message to the Lords.

Suppressing Libels, &c.

Ordered, That Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Bois, and Mr. Dodderidge, do prepare and bring in an Ordinance for giving Power to the Committee of the Militia of London to suppress all Libels, Pamphlets, Diurnals, and the like; and to prevent the Printing, Dispersing, or Vending of them.

Loan from the City.

Ordered, That Sir Thomas Soame, Alderman Pennington, Mr. Vassall, and Colonel Ven, do forthwith repair to the Lord Mayor, Court of Aldermen, and Common Council; and desire of them their positive Answer concerning their Loan of the Fifty thousand Pounds propounded to be advanced by them, and to be reimbursed out of the Arrears of their Assessments due to the Army; and to acquaint them, That their Engagement was the Occasion of drawing the Army into these Parts; and their not Paying of them their Dues is the Occasion of keeping them here: And if they shall not comply speedily, that they may be removed, they must expect to suffer the Inconveniences that will come thereby.

Sir Thomas Soame is to make Report of their Answer on Monday next.

Violence offered to Parliament.

Mr. Miles Corbett reports from the Committee appointed to examine the Tumult and Force upon the Houses, divers Warrants, Proceedings, and Transactions, of the Committee of Safety.

In this Report there were some Things that, among others concerned, Mr. Bainton, touching his Name being to a Warrant, for appointing Horses to one Colonel Weymes, and his Officers: The which he confessed to be his Hand.-

Lords to sit.

Sir Robert Pye brings Answer, That the Lords will sit on Monday next, as is desired.

Violence offered to Parliament.

The Question being put, That Mr. Baynton do now withdraw;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Tellers for the Yea: 51.
Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, With the Yea,
Mr. Bois, Tellers for the Noe: 40.
Mr. Annesley, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Baynton be suspended from sitting in the House, during the Pleasure of the House.

Ordered, That the House do resume the Consideration of the Report now made by Mr. Myles Corbett, Tomorrow Morning, the first Business.

Message from Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Mr. Page and Mr. Sadler;

The Lords have commanded us to bring unto you divers Ordinances, Orders, and Petitions: To which they agree; and desire your Concurrence; viz.

1. An Ordinance for Colonel Hammond to be Governor of the Isle of Wight:

2. An Order for putting off the Assizes at Chester:

3. A Petition of Cornet Joice for his Arrears; which they recommend to the Consideration of this House:

4. A Draught of a Letter to the Chancellor of Scotland:

5. An Order concerning the Disposing of the Prisoners at Plymouth and Portesmouth:

6. An Order concerning the Winter's Guard at Sea:

7. An Order for the Marquis of Winton to go to the Waters at Epsome:

A Letter from the Scotts Commissioners; with the Lords Sense thereupon:

In all which they desire the Concurrence of this House:

Governor of Isle of Wight.

The Ordinance, sent from the Lords, for appointing and constituting Colonel Robert Hammond Captain and Governor of the Isle of Wight; and of all Ports, Forts, Towers, and Places of Strength therein, quam diu se bene gesserit, was read the First and Second time; and committed unto Mr. Lisle, Mr. Bulkley, Mr. Marten, Mr. Swinfen, Mr. Wm. Stevens, Mr. Nath. Fienis, Mr. Humfrey Edwards, Mr. Solicitor, Mr. Dodderidge, Mr. Robert Goodwyn, Sir John Danvers, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Ashhurst, Mr. Selden, Mr. Thenchard, Sir Gregory Norton, Sir Arthur Hesilrige, Mr. Bois, Sir Thomas Jervois, Colonel Ludlow, Mr. Grove, Mr. Ball, Colonel Ven, Mr. Anlaby, the Burgesses of the Isle of Wight: And are to meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Ball.

Paper from Scotts Commissioners.

The Lords Sense upon the Paper from the Commissioners of Scotland was read; and concurred in by this House: And

Ordered, That the Members of both Houses, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, do meet this Afternoon: And that they do endeavour to clear those Things which the Scotts Commissioners express themselves by their Paper, of the Third of September, to be unsatisfied in: And further to acquaint the Scotts Commissioners, That the Houses do adhere for sending the Propositions to the King on Tuesday next.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Mr. Doddridge, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Joice's Arrears.

The humble Petition of Cornet George Joice, directed to this House, and presented by a Member thereof, was this Day read; desiring the Arrear of his Pay, for Service by him done, as Cornet in the late associated Army, under the Command of the Earl of Manchester: And

It is Ordered, That Wm. Leman Esquire, late Treasurer for the Association, do pay unto the Petitioner, or his Assignee, all such Arrears as shall appear to be justly due unto the Petitioner, out of the first Monies that shall come to his Hands of the Arrears due unto the said late associated Army: And that the Acquittance of the said Petitioner, or his Assignee, shall be a sufficient Warrant and discharge herein to the said Mr. Leman.

Plague in Chester, &c.

Upon Information, That the Infection of the Plague is so dispersed over the Counties of Chester, Denbigh, Flint, and Mountgomery, that it will be dangerous to hold the Grand Sessions in those Parts, in regard of the great Concourse of People summoned and resorting upon those Occasions, until it shall please God to stay the said Infection;

It is Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That John Bradshaw Esquire, Chief Justice of Chester, do forbear the Keeping of the Grand Sessions in the aforesaid Counties for this Time.

Answer to Lords.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and do agree to the Order for putting off the Assizes at Chester for this Time; and to the Order, that the Members of both Houses, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, shall meet with the Scotts Commissioners: To the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.