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, 18 Novembris, 1647.
Plymouth Garison, &c.
TWO Letters from the Governor of Plymouth, Colonel Ralph Weldon, from Plymouth, of Novembris 12 and 15, were this Day read; expressing the sad Condition and irresistible Necessities of the Garison there; was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds be advanced and paid out of the monthly Assessments of Sixty thousand Pounds per mensem of the County of Devon, for the Reducing and Paying of the Soldiery of the Garison of Plymouth: And that it be referred to the Committee of Plymouth, and the Army to take care of the speedy levying and bringing in the said Ten thousand Pounds upon the said Assessments; and to prepare and bring in an Ordinance to this Purpose: And that it be referred to the same Committee, to consider of the best and securest Way of reducing the said Garison, and disposing the Soldiery upon the Reducement; and report it to the House.
Ordered, That it be referred to Mr. Fowell, to prepare a Letter, to be sent in Answer to the Governor of Plymouth, and Mayor of Plymouth; and to give them an Account, What the House has done, in order to the Relief of that Town and Garison.
Ordered, That Mrs. Chambers' Petition, this Day offered by Sir Henry Vane, be read and considered of on Saturday Morning next, the first Business, after the Report of the Ordinance concerning Fee Farm Rents.
King's Expences, &c.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do, Tomorrow Morning, report a State of the King's Expences, over and above the Assignment of Fifty Pounds per diem: That they do likewise bring in an Estimate of the whole Expences for the Time past; of the Charge that will be, according to the List of Servants that was Yesterday brought in from the Committee of the Revenue; and what the Charge will be, if the Houses shall think fit (besides the List of those Servants) to appoint Commissioners to reside with the King, as formerly.
Ordered, That the Members of this House, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, do, this Afternoon, inform the Scotts Commissioners of the Coming of the King into the Isle of Wight, in such manner as they shall think fit.
Sheriffs of Cardigan, &c.
Ordered, That the Informations given in against the Gentlemen nominated Sheriffs of the Counties of Cardigan, Carmarthen, Brecknock, and Radnour, be referred to the Examination of the Committee of Complaints: Who are to report the Matters concerning those several Persons with all convenient Speed: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords Concurrence be desired in all the Persons nominated by this House to be Sheriffs of the several Counties, except those for the Counties of Cardigan, Carmarthen, Brecknock, and Radnor.
Proceedings in the Army.
Mr. Lisle reports the Conference had, on Tuesday last, with the Lords, upon some Letters and Papers the Lords had that Morning received from the General: He read the General's Letter, directed to the Lords.
Sir Walter Erle, Sir Wm. Massam, Colonel Birch, Mr. John Ashe, Sir Peter Wentworth, Sir John Northcott, Mr. Rose, Sir John Danvers, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Tho. Hodges, Mr. Grimston, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Tate, Colonel Jephson, Sir Nath. Barnardiston, Mr. Bois;
This Committee, or any Six of them, is appointed to meet with a Committee of a proportionable Number of the Lords, to examine the Proceedings of those London Agents mentioned in the General's Letter; and all others who are known, or shall justly be suspected, to have been the Authors or Abetters of these seditious Irregularities; whereupon some exemplary Justice may be done.
The Question was propounded, That the Business informed to the House in a Letter from the General, concerning Major Scott, be referred to the Examination of the Committee of this House, appointed on Tuesday last; where Mr. Rose's Care is more particularly required:
Leave of Absence.
Proceedings in the Army.
Resolved, &c. That the Business informed to this House, in a Letter from the General, concerning Major Scott, be referred to the Examination of the Committee of this House, appointed on Tuesday last; where Mr. Rose's Care is more particularly required.
Resolved, &c. That the Business informed to this House, in a Letter from the General, concerning Colonel Rainborough, be referred to the Examination of the Committee of this House appointed on Tuesday last; where Mr. Rose's Care is more particularly required.
|Sir John Bampfield,||Tellers for the Yea:||75.|
|Mr. Morley,||With the Yea,|
|Sir John Evelyn,||Tellers for the Noe:||67.|
|Sir James Harrington,||With the Noe,|