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 Mercurii, 10 Maii, 1648.
Reduced Officers, &c.
THE humble Petition of several Thousands of reduced Officers and Soldiers, now in and about this City, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Petition of several Thousands of reduced Officers and Soldiers, now in and about the City of London, now read, be referred to the Committee where Sir Thomas Dacres has the Chair; to state the Matter of Fact, and their Opinions thereupon; and with all Speed give an Account thereof to this House.
Securing Delinquents, &c.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for disarming and securing Delinquents, and preventing Tumults and Insurrections, be taken into Debate To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the Report touching the Gentlemen of Jersey, that are exiled, be made.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the Report touching Guernsey be taken into Consideration.
Ordered, That the Reports concerning the publick Stores be made on Saturday Morning next.
An Order for charging the Sum of Five hundred Pounds upon the Moiety of the Receipts of the Excise, not engaged, in Course, to be employed for necessary Reparations and Provisions to be made at Bristoll, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Aldworth is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Mr. Aldworth brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Order carried by him.
Bonds against Kemis, &c.
Ordered, That the Bonds entered into by Sir Nicholas Kemis, and his Sureties, be forthwith put into Suit against the said Sir Nicholas Kemis, and his Sureties: And that the Benefit of those Bonds be granted to the County of Monmouth: And that they do prosecute the Suit of those Bonds with Speed and Effect.
Gloucester, &c. Militia.
An Ordinance for enabling and authorizing divers Persons to have Power of the Militia in the several and respective Counties of Gloucester, Monmouth, and Hereford, with Power to suppress Tumults and Insurrections, was this Day read the First and Second time.
Resolved, &c. That the County of Hereford be left out of this Ordinance.
Resolved, &c. That the Counties of Brecon and Glamorgan be added to this Ordinance.
The particular Names of the Committees to be trusted with the Militia in the said several and respective Counties were all read, and agreed unto, respectively; and ordered to be added to the Ordinance, upon the Question, passed; and is ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Mr. Nathaniell Stephens is appointed to carry it to the Lords.
Transactions with Scotland.
The late Letter, and inclosed Paper of Desires, from the Parliament of Scotland, were read.
The Letter was addressed, "To the Right Honourable the Speaker of the House of Peers, pro tempore; to be communicated to the Lords and Commons, assembled in the Parliament of England at Westminster."
Mr. Crew, Mr. Annesley, Mr. Swynfen, Sir Henry Vane senior, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Marten;
The Committee, or any two of them, is appointed to prepare a Letter, to be sent to the Parliament of Scotland; to signify unto them, That this Parliament has received a Letter from that Parliament, with a Paper of Desires inclosed: And that such Resolutions as shall be taken upon them shall be signified unto them by the Commissioners of this Kingdom resident in Scotland.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at DerbyHouse, to prepare and send an Instruction to the Commissioners in Scotland, to take Notice to the Parliament of Scotland of the Stile used in the Address of their Letters to the Parliament of this Kingdom; which is not that which hath been and is used by others to the Houses of this Parliament.
Ordered, That the Debate of this Business, concerning the Letter and Desires from Scotland, be resumed Tomorrow Morning, the first Business.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning Colonel Robert Hamond, the Governor of the Isle of Wight, be read on Saturday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for putting Mr. Dingley in a Living in the Isle of Wight be read the next Day appointed for Church Business.
Ordered, That Sir James Harrington, Sir John Curson, Alderman Atkin, Sir Anthony Irby, Mr. Bond, Sir Wm. Brereton, Colonel Davies, Sir Ralph Ashton, Major General Browne, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Bulkley, Mr. John Browne, Mr. Edward Cole, Colonel Hunt, and Mr. John Gurdon, be added to the Committee for the Soldiers, where Sir Thomas Dacres has the Chair.
Ordered, That a Warrant do issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue forth a Writ, for the new Election of one Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Bewdley in the County of Worcester, in the room and place of Sir Henry Herbert Knight, disabled, &c.
Ordered, That a Warrant do issue forth, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, directed to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue forth a Writ, for the new Election of one Burgess to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough of Quinburgh in the County of Kent, in the room and place of Sir Edward Hales, Knight and Baronet, disabled, &c.
Payments to Hamond.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army do give Order for the speedy Payment and sending down the Sum of Five hundred Pounds, Part of the Thousand Pounds formerly ordered for the Fortification of Carisbrooke Castle, to Colonel Hamond, Governor of the Isle of Wight: And the Acquittance of the said Colonel Hamond, or his Assignee, for the Receipt thereof, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to such Person or Persons as shall pay the same.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Ordered, That the Sum of One thousand Pounds, for a Month's Pay beforehand, formerly ordered to be advanced, and be in the Hands, from time to time, of Colonel Robert Hamond, by the Committee of the Revenue, be, from time to time, advanced by the said Committee of the Revenue accordingly.