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, 13 Novembris, 1647.
It is Ordered, That the Sum of Two hundred Pounds be charged upon the Revenue, and paid forthwith by the Committee of the Revenue, to the Lady Percivall, Relict of Sir Philip Percivall, upon Account, to be deducted and allowed upon her Husband Sir Philip Percivall's Account.
Ordered, That the Papers sent by Sir John Wollaston, and taken upon one Mr. Boxe last Night, by the Watch, be referred to the Examination and Consideration of the Committee of Complaints: Who are presently to withdraw, to consider of those Papers; and report them to the House: And are likewise to examine Mr. Box, upon whom the Papers were taken.
Irish Army Pay, &c.
Whereas there was Ten thousand Pounds, by Ordinance of the Twelfth of June, appointed for paying and transporting Four Regiments of Foot into Ireland, that were come off from the Army; Part whereof was paid unto them; and that the said Regiments did not go into Ireland: It is Ordered, That the Residue of the Money that is now in the Hands of the Treasurer at Wars, be disposed by the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, for the present Subsistence of the Forces of Lemster, and those of Ulster, that came to their Assistance: And that, out of the same Money, the Remainder of the Money due unto Colonel Jones, upon his Contract for his Regiment of Horse, being about Three hundred and Sixty Pounds, be also paid unto him the said Colonel Jones.
Provisions for Ireland.
Mr. Pierepoint reports from the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, a Proposition of Mr. Davies, and Partners, for Making of Six thousand Poundsworth of Provisions for Ireland: The which was read, approved of, and agreed unto; viz.
|Wheat, at||4||-||-||the Quarter,|
|Rye, at||2||10||-||the Quarter.|
|Oatmeal,||1||2||6||the Bow; every Bow weighing 120 Pounds Weight.|
|Oats, at||1||2||6||the Quarter.|
|In Dublin, to the Value of||3,000|
|In Ulster, to the Value of||1,000|
|In Connaght, to the Value of||2,000|
For the Five thousand Pounds that will remain, Payment will be accepted on the Ordinances for Ireland, after all Money already charged on it is paid: Provided, That if the said Money be not paid out of the said Assessments within Twelve Months after the Delivery of the said Victuals, that then some other Course shall be taken for Payment of the said Advances some other Way; and Interest allowed him for what Time he shall want his Money, after the said Twelve Months, as aforesaid.
Ordered, That the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, do dispose of Six hundred and Forty Pounds of the Remainder of that Money, of the first Eighty thousand Pounds that was to be disposed of by the Committee of both Kingdoms, to Mr. Davies, in Part of that Bargain: And that the said Committee shall have Power also to dispose the rest of that Money in way of Salary to those that were employed as Under Treasurers at Grocers Hall.
Merchant Adventurers Loan.
Ordered, That the Committee at Derby House do treat with the Company of Merchant Adventurers, upon the Loan of such Sums of Money, for the Service of Ireland, as they shall agree upon; and upon what Terms; what Security they do expect: and to report all to the House with convenient Speed.
The King's Escape.
A Letter from the General, from Putney, of 12 Novembris 1647, was read; and was, to signify, That he had appointed Colonel Whalley to attend the House, to give them an Account concerning the King's going from Hampton Court.
He did likewise deliver in a Letter, directed unto him, from Lieutenant General Cromwell, concerning some Rumours and Reports of some Design of Danger to the Person and Life of the King: The which was read.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Pierpoint carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, Order concerning the raising the Sum of Thirty thousand Pounds for the Service of Ireland: Order for pardoning the Delinquency of Mr. Edward Colfer: Order concerning the making Mr. Pocock, or Mr. Greenhill, Treasurers for issuing out the Nine hundred Pounds at Weavers Hall: Order for Payment of Two hundred Pounds to the Lady Percivall, out of the Revenue: Order for disposing of the Remainder of Ten thousand Pounds formerly assigned for transporting Four Regiments into Ireland, that went not; and is resting in the Hands of the Treasurer at Wars: The Agreement to the Proposition of Mr. Davies, and Partners, for making Six thousand Pounds-worth of Provisions: Order to enable the Committee of the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, to dispose the Remainder of the first Eighty thousand Pounds for Ireland.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Pierpoint brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to all the Ordinances concerning Ireland, carried by him: The Order for taking off the Delinquency of Mr. Edward Colfer: To the Order concerning Mr. Greenhill, and Mr. Pocock: To the Order for Two hundred Pounds to the Lady Percivall.
House to sit.
Harbouring the King.
The Question was propounded, That it be, and is hereby declared, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That what Person soever shall harbour and conceal, or know of the Harbouring or Concealing of the King's Person, and shall not reveal it immediately to the Speakers of both Houses, shall be proceeded against as a Traitor to the Commonwealth, forfeit his whole Estate, and die without Mercy:
|Sir Thomas Dacres,||Tellers for the Noe:||48.|
|Sir Walter Erle,||With the Noe,|
|Sir John Evelyn,||Tellers for the Yea:||58.|
|Sir Edw. Baynton,||With the Yea,|
The Question being put, That it be, and it is hereby declared, by the Lords and Commons, in Parliament assembled, That what Person soever shall harbour and conceal, or know of the Harbouring or Concealing of the King's Person, and shall not reveal it immediately to the Speakers of both Houses, shall be proceeded against as a Traitor to the Commonwealth, forfeit his whole Estate, and die without Mercy;
|Sir Edward Baynton,||Tellers for the Yea:||61.|
|Sir John Evelyn,||With the Yea,|
|Sir Walter Erle,||Tellers for the Noe:||50.|
|Sir Thomas Dacres,||With the Noe,|
Lords to sit.
Safety of the King's Person.
This Committee, or any Two of them, is appointed to prepare a Declaration, to be added to the former Declaration, concerning the Safety of the King's Person, upon the Debate now had in the House: And are to report this Afternoon.
ORDERED, That the Committee of the Army, Mr. Edward Ashe, Mr. Miles Corbett, Mr. Green, and Mr. Bedingfield, do this Night repair to the Commissioners of Excise; and press the great and urgent Necessity that moves this House, in regard of the general Concernment of the Kingdom, to insist upon the Loan of Twenty thousand Pounds; and to signify, How acceptable a Service this will be to this House, at this Time: And are to give an Account hereof to the House on Monday Morning next.
Arrears of Assessments.
Ordered, That the respective Knights and Burgesses do send Letters to the several Counties and Boroughs, to hasten and expedite the bringing in the Arrears upon the Sixty thousand Pounds Ordinance for the monthly Assessments: And that the Committee of the Army do prepare a Letter to this Purpose.
A Letter to the General, signifying the Care of this House to give Satisfaction to the Army, in point of their Arrears, future constant Pay, and, for present, a Month's Pay, was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be signed by Mr. Speaker; and sent immediately to the General.
Letter from the King.
The Lords think fit, that the Letter from the King to both Houses, communicated to this House from the Lords Yesterday, by Message, may be communicated by the Members of both Houses, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to the Scotts Commissioners.