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 Sabbati, 9 Octobris, 1647.
Call of the House.
THE House was Called.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to take the Cases of the absent Members, and to examine the Causes of their Absence, whose Excuses, upon Calling the House, were not allowed; viz. unto Mr. Selden, Colonel Thompson, Mr. Bond, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Boscawen, Colonel Purefoy, Mr. Ashhurst, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Ravenscroft, Sir Henry Cholmley, Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, Mr. Swynfen, Sir John Danvers, Colonel Leigh, Mr. Hill, Mr. Povey, Mr. Alderman Pennington, Sir Tho. Walsingham, Mr. Snelling, Mr. Darley, Mr. Edwards, Sir Ralph Ashton, Mr. Arthington, Mr. Cawley, Mr. Ball, Mr. Millington, Mr. Peck, Mr. Luke Hodges, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Herbert Hay, Mr. Knightley, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Colonel Sidenham, Mr. Smyth, Mr. John Corbett, Colonel Harvey, Mr. Rolle, Colonel Birch, Colonel Bingham, Sir Thomas Widdrington, Sir Wm. Constable, Sir Thomas Dacres, Sir Richard Onslow, Mr. Lister, Mr. Gesson, Mr. Salwey junior, Mr. Strickland, Mr. George Fenwick, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. John Thomas, Mr. Tho. Moore, Mr. Henry Pelham, Mr. Hungerford, Mr. Dixwell, Sir Michaell Livesay, Sir Arth. Hesilrige, Mr. Trenchard, Mr. Bossevill, Mr. Gell; or any Five of them: And they are to meet upon it this Afternoon at Three of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber; and so de die in diem: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred unto Mr. John Corbett.
Resolved, &c. That the Fine of Twenty Pounds be set upon the absent Members, whose Excuses, upon the Calling of the House, were not allowed: The said Twenty Pounds to be deposited in the Hands of Sir Robert Pye and Mr. Wheeler, and paid unto them before any of the said absent Members do come into the House: And that, upon Report from the Committee of the particular Cases of the said respective absent Members, that then the House will determine the Disposal of the said Fine, as they shall see Cause.
Resolved, &c. That the Third of November be appointed for all the now absent Members, whose Excuses are not now allowed, that ought to attend, to be present: And that such as shall not then attend the House, shall not come into the House, before the Report of their Cases be made from the Committee appointed to that Purpose; and the House take farther Order.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of the Army, or such of them as they shall agree among themselves to send thither, do go to the Army on Monday next.
Resolved, &c. That the Committee of the Army, or such of them as shall go down to the Army, shall have the same Power to confer with the General, or such as he shall appoint, as the Commissioners formerly appointed to reside with the Army had; and upon the same Matters: And that it be referred to the Committee of the Army, or such of them as shall go thither, to perfect those Matters, which, by the said former Commissioners, were left unperfected; and to report them to the House: And that the Committee of the Army do take care to defray the Charges of such as shall be employed in this Service.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That, on Monday next, when Mr. Speaker comes to the Chair, Mr. Pury do make Report concerning Colonel King.
Money for Army.
Ordered, That, on Monday next, when Mr. Speaker comes to the Chair, Mr. Scawen report the Obstructions the Committee meets with, in bringing in the Monies for the Army.
Arrears of Assessments.
Mr. Hodges reports the Amendments to the Ordinance for bringing in the Arrears of the Assessments for the Army: The which were twice read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Mr. Hodges likewise reported a Proviso to be added to the said Ordinance, concerning such as were over-rated, or fallen into Inability since their Rates set upon them: The which was twice read; and, upon the Question, rejected.
Ordered, That Mr. Marten do, on Tuesday next, after the Reports from Goldsmiths Hall, report the Case and Business concerning Lieutenant Colonel Lilbourne.
Ordered, That the Members of this House, that are of the Committee of the Admiralty and Cinque Ports, do withdraw, and take Order for sending forth a Ship to meet with an Irish Pickeroon upon the Coast of France.
It is further Ordered, Upon Report from the said Committee, That they have Liberty to give Orders to Captain Willoughby to be employed in this Service.
The Names of absent Members, whose Excuses were allowed upon Calling of the House.
Sir Beauchamp St. John, excused Ægrot'; Sir Samuel Luke, excused Ægrot'; Sir Wm. Drake, excused in Portibus transmarin'; Colonel Thomas Harrison, excused in Servitio; Sir Francis Knolles, excused Ægrot'; Mr. Tanfield Vachell, excused; Mr. Edm. Dunch, excused; Mr. Richard Barwis, excused; Mr. Francis Allen, excused in Servitio; Mr. Henry Lucas, excused Ægrot'; Sir. John Coke, excused in Servitio; Sir Samuell Rolle, excused Æ'; Mr. John Young, excused; Major General Skippon, excused; Mr. John Dodderidge, excused Ægrot; Mr. Walter Young, excused; Sir Thomas Trenchard, excused; Mr. John Sayer excused; Sir Henry Mildmay, excused; Sir Harbotle Grimston, excused Ægrot'; Mr. Thomas Stockdale, excused Ægrot'; Mr. Valentine Walton, excused in Servitio; Mr. Wm. Leman, excused; Sir Edw. Master, excused Ægrot'; Mr. Thomas Hatcher, excused; Sir. Wm. Armyn, excused; Thomas Lord Grey de Groby, excused Ægrot'; Mr. John Moore, excused in Servitio; Richard Shettleworth junior, excused Ægrot'; Colonel John Ven, excused Ægrot'; Mr. Thomas Bary junior, excused Ægrot'; Mr. John Crew, excused in Servitio; Mr. Edward Harby, excused Ægrot'; Mr. John Hutchinson, excused
Ægrot'; Mr. Zouch Tate, excused; Mr. Francis Pierrepoint, excused; Sir John Potts excused; Mr. Thomas Tolle, excused Ægrot'; Mr. Edward Owner, excused; Sir Thomas Woodhowse, excused Ægrot'; Sir John Holland, excused in Servitio; Sir. John Fenwick, excused; Mr. John Nixon, excused in Servitio; Sir James Harrington, excused in Servitio; Wm. Lord Viscount Mounson, excused Ægrot'; Sir Robert Parkhurst, excused Ægrot; Mr. Michaell Noble, excused Ægrot; Mr. George Abbot, excused, Ægrot'; Mr. Robert Clive, excused Ægrot'; Mr. Wm. Pierrepoint, excused; Sir Humfrey Briggs, excused Ægrot'; Colonel Norton, excused; Mr. Nicholas Love, excused Ægrot'; Mr. George Gallop, excused Ægrot'; Mr. Edmund Dowse, excused Ægrot'; Sir John Leigh, excused Ægrot'; Sir Wm. Uvedule, excused Ægrot'; Mr. Thomas Hussey, excused Ægrot'; Mr. John Button, excused Ægrot'; Mr. Robert Wallop, excused; Mr. John Gourdon, excused; Mr. Francis Bacon, excused Ægrot'; Sir Charles le Grosse, excused Ægrot; Mr. Maurice Berrow, excused Ægrot; Sir Wm. Spring Baronet, excused Ægrot'; Sir Thomas Wroth, excused Ægrot'; Colonel Robert Blake, excused Ægrot'; Colonel George Fleetwood, excused, broke his Leg; Mr. John Downe, excused Ægrot, Commissary Henry Ireton, excused in Servitio; Colonel Edmond Ludlow, excused in Servitio; Sir Henry Vane senior, excused; Mr. John Wilde, Servien' ad Legem, excused in Servitio; Mr. John Cowcher, excused; Mr. John Nashe, excused Ægrot'; Colonel Rainborough, excused in Servitio; Mr. Serjeant Cresheld, excused in Servitio; Mr. Henry Oxenden, excused Ægrot'; Mr. Lodouic Lewis, excused; Mr. Richard Browne, excused Ægrot'.
Sir Peter Temple, Mr. Peregrine Hobby, Mr. Robert Packer, Mr. Nich. Tresusis, Mr. Thomas Gewen, Mr. George Kekewich, Mr. Anthony Nicoll, Mr. John Penrose, Mr. Henry Wills, Mr. John Thyn, Mr. Francis Buller, Sir John Bampfield, Mr. Nicholas Leach, Sir Philip Percivall, Mr. Richard Erysey, Mr. Thomas Dacres, Mr. Wm. Armyn, Mr. Richard Tolson, Mr. Thomas Cholmley, Mr. George Booth, Sir Wm. Brereton, Sir John Curson, Mr. Nath. Hallowes, Sir Nich. Marten, Mr. Samuell Clerk, Mr. John Waddon, Mr. Christofer Marten, Mr. Hugh Potter, Mr. Eliz. Crymes, Mr. Edmund Fowell, Sir Francis Drake, Mr. Charles Pym, Mr. John Elford, Mr. Robert Shapcott, Mr. Charles Vaughan, Sir Edmond Fowell, Sir John Northcott, Mr. Edward Thomas, Mr. John Pyne, Mr. Denzill Holles, Mr. Edmond Prideaux, Mr. Richard Rose, Mr. Thomas Ceeley, Mr. Thomas Erle, Mr. Gyles Green, Mr. Franc. Chettell, Sir John Clotworthy, Ferd. Lord Fairefax, Mr. Thomas Hoyle, Mr. Luke Robinson, Sir Charles Egerton, Mr. Francis Thorpe, Sir Wm. Strickland, Mr. John Allured, Sir Thomas Maleverer, Mr. Francis Lassells, Mr. John Nelthorp, Mr. James Nelthorpe, Mr. Rich. Darley, Sir John Seymour, Mr. Edward Stephens, Sir Wm. Litton, Mr. Richard Jennings, Mr. Edward Harley, Mr. Edmond Weaver, Mr. Walter Kirle, Mr. Augustine Skinner, Mr. John Bois, Mr. John Nutt, Mr. Richard Lee, Sir Humfrey Tufton, Sir Edward Hales, Sir John Wray, Sir Edward Ayscouch, Mr. Thomas Grantham, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Wm. Ellys, Mr. Wm. Wray, Mr. Edward Rosseter, Mr. Peter Temple, Sir Richard Houghton, Mr. Wm. Langton, Mr. Thomas Fell, Mr. Al. Rigby, Mr. John Holcroft, Sir Thomas Soame, Mr. John Herbert, Sir Robert Napier, Sir Marten Lister, Mr. Franc. Gawday, Mr. John Spelman, Mr. Wm. Fenwick, Mr. John Blakiston, Mr. John Doyly, Mr. Thomas Wayte, Mr. Wm. Owfield, Sir John Corbett, Mr. Thomas Hunt, Mr. Thomas Mackworth, Mr. Esay Thomas, Mr. Richard Whithead, Mr. Edw. Exton, Sir Wm. Lewes, Sir Henry Worseley, Mr. Wm. Stephens, Mr. Wm. Heveningham, Sir John Barrington, Mr. John Bulkeley, Mr. John Kempe, Sir Thomas Jervoise, Sir Wm. Waller, Sir Nath. Barnardiston, Sir Phil. Parker, Mr. Squire Bence, Mr. Alexand. Bence, Sir Thomas Barnardiston, Mr. George Horner, Mr. Richard Aldworth, Mr. Alex. Popham, Mr. Clem. Walker, Mr. George Serle, Mr. Edward Popham, Mr. Wm. Strode, Mr. Thomas Hodges, Mr. Thomas Grove, Mr. Wm. Carent, Sir Thomas Pelham, Mr. Antho. Staply, Mr. Henry Shelley, Mr. Herbert Morley, Mr. Herbert Board, Mr. James Bellingham, Mr. James Herbert, Mr. Alexander Thistlethwayte, Mr. Robert Reynolds, Mr. Thomas Moore, Mr. John Ashe, Mr. Hugh Rogers, Sir Edw. Bainton, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Sir Nevill Poole, Mr. Walter Long, Mr. Edward Poole, Colonel Edward Massey, Mr. Phil. Smyth, Mr. John Pelham, Mr. Roger Gratwick, Mr. Wm. Hay, Mr. John Fagg, Sir Henry Heyman, Mr. Wm. Jones, Mr. Symon Theloall, Mr. William Morgan, Sir Hugh Owen, Mr. George Devereux [a].