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, 22 Julii, 1648.
ORDERED, That the Petition of Colonel Arthur Hill, together with all Papers and Certificates that concern the same, be referred to the Committee of Lords and Commons for Ireland, at Derby House; to consider of some Course for satisfying the Petitioner his just Debts; and how it shall be satisfied; and to report the same to this House.
Ordered, That the Sum of Five hundred Pounds be forthwith paid unto Colonel Arthur Hill, or his Assigns, upon Account, in Part of the Money due unto him for his present Subsistence, out of such Monies as shall come in upon the several Ordinances of the Thirteenth of January 1647, and the Fifth of June 1648, for the Raising of Fifty thousand Pounds out of Delinquents Estates, for the Service of Ireland: And the Treasurer, appointed by the said Ordinances, is hereby required to make Payment of the said Five hundred Pounds accordingly: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said Arthure Hill, his Executors, or Assigns, shall be unto the said Treasurer a sufficient Discharge in that Behalf.
Isle of Wight.
Ordered, That the Report concerning the Isle of Wight be taken up, next after the Scotts Declaration now in hand.
Resolved, &c. That the Order of the Twelsth of January 1647, concerning the Revenue of the old Customs, be altered in the Word "from henceforth;" and be made "from the Fifteenth of December last;" instead of those Words.
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired to the Order of the Twelsth of January 1647, concerning the Revenue of the old Customs.
Transactions with Scotland.
According to former Order, the House this Day proceeded in reading the Declaration of the Committee of the Estates of the Parliament of Scotland, Mr. Maynard, Mr. Swynfen, Mr. Samuell Browne, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Sallwey, Sir John Potts, Sir John Evelyn, Wilts, Sir Tho. Widdrington, Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Scott, Sir Robert Harley, Mr. Pierrepont, Mr. Ashhurst, Mr. Weaver, Mr. Crew, Mr. Challoner, Mr. Strickland, Mr. Solicitor General, Sir Gilbert Gerard, Mr. Darly, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Edward Partheriche.
This Committee, or any Three of them, are to prepare a Declaration, to satisfy this Kingdom concerning the Endeavours and Proceedings of the Parliament, to maintain the Union between the Kingdoms of England and Scottland: And are to meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the Queen's Court; and to sit de die in diem: And this Business is more particularly referred to the Care of Sir Tho. Widdrington, Mr. Swynfen, and Mr. Sallway junior.
Ordered, That it be referred to the said Committee, appointed to draw the Declaration, to bring in the several Transactions between the Kingdom of Scottland, and Commissioners of the Parliament of England: And that the said Transactions be printed and published.
Resolved, &c. That the Votes of this House, concerning the voting the Scotts, that came into this Kingdom, Enemies, be printed and published.
Call of the House.
Resolved, &c. That the House be called on Monday Fortnight, being the Seventh of August next. Provided, That this shall not extend to such Members of the House as are employed in military Affairs, or otherwise employed, by special Order of this House, upon the Service of the Kingdom. And
It is further Ordered, That this Order be forthwith printed: And that the Knights and Burgesses of the several Counties and Places do forthwith send this Order to the particular and respective Sheriffs, requiring them to give particular Notice of this Order to the respective Members within their several Counties.
Ordered, That this Vote now made, and the other Votes, of declaring the Scotts Enemies, be printed, and sent down into the several Parts of this Kingdom.
Recalling Members in Scotland.
Resolved, &c. That the Members of this House, that are in Scottland, be recalled, and returned into this Kingdom.
Sir Robert Harley is to acquaint the Lords, That we have ordered to call home the Members of this House: And the House thought good to give you Notice thereof, that you may call home the Members of your House, if you think fit.
The Question being propounded, That this Debate, concerning Peace, be taken up on Monday Morning next.
And the Question being put, Whether this Question be now put;
The Noes went forth.
|Mr. Purefoy,||Tellers for the Noe:||35.|
|Mr. Ashe,||With the Noe,|
|Sir John Potts,||Tellers for the Yeas:||48.|
|Mr. Bunckley,||With the Yeas,|
So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That this Debate concerning Peace be taken up on Monday Morning next.
Listing in the City.
The House being informed, that the Sheriffs of London and Aldermen were at the Door;
They were called in; and (after some Preamble, made by Sheriff Byde) presented a Petition, in the Name of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London.
Which (after the Petitioners were withdrawn) was read; and was intituled, "The humble Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons of the City of London, in Common Council assembled."
The Petitioners being again called in; Mr. Speaker, by Command of the House, gave them this Answer:
The House has considered of your Petition; and taken it into a serious Consideration: And commanded me to give you this Answer; That, when the House made this Ordinance, there was very great Cause of Danger, and just Grounds to this House to proceed accordingly: That as great Danger doth still appear to the House; and therefore they have resolved to continue the same: And this House doth desire and expect of the Common Council of the City, and the Militia, that they do suppress all Listings whatsoever, within the City, and Liberties of the same, unless the same be done by the Authority of Parliament: And the House has appointed a Committee, to receive the Complaints of any indirect Carriages in Listing of any Forces; and to examine and redress the same.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth insist upon the Ordinance of the Twelfth of July 1648, for giving Power to Major General Skippon to raise and list Forces for suppressing Insurrections against the Parliament; or to the Disturbance of the Peace of the Kingdom.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of what Major General Skippon hath done, and what any other Persons under him have acted or done, according to the Ordinance of the Twelfth of July 1648.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee that formerly treated with the City of London, touching their Engagement, to receive the Complaints of any indirect Carriages, in Listing of any Forces; and to examine and redress the same; and to suppress the Listing of any Forces whatsoever, without the Authority of Parliament; and to send for Parties, Papers, Witness. And
It is further Ordered, That the said Committee be, and is hereby, revived to that Purpose.
Ordered, That Mr. Marshall be desired to preach at St. Margarett's, Westminster, on Wednesday next, in the place and stead of Dr. Hill.
Mr. Swynfen is to speak to Mr. Marshall.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committees of the Militia, in the Out Parts, and in the several Counties, to receive the Complaints of any indirect Carriages in Listing of any Forces in the said several Counties; and to examine and redress the same; and to suppress all Listings within their several Divisions, without Authority of Parliament; and to send for Parties, Papers, and Witnesses.
The House being informed, that some of the Company of Weavers were at the Door;
They were called in . . . . . :
And, (after the Petitioners were withdrawn) their Petition was read; and was intituled, "The humble Petition of the Commonalty of the Company of Weavers, London."
The Petitioners being again called; Mr. Speaker, by Command of the House, gave them this Answer;
The House has considered of your Petition; and have thought fit to take off the Order, as is desired: And do expect you manage the Election peaceably, and in good Order; and proceed therein according to Law.
Ordered, That the Order of the Twentieth Day of July instant, touching the Election of the Governor and Wardens of the Company of Weavers, be taken off, and discharged.
Ordered, That Mr. Baldwyn's Business, touching the Office of Gentleman Porter of the Tower, be heard on Monday Morning next.