Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Martis, 3 die Decembris, 1678.
Disbanding the Army.
COLONEL Burch reports from the Committee appointed to draw up Instructions for disbanding the Forces, That the Committee had agreed upon several Heads: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered in the same at the Clerk's Table: Where they were read; and, upon the Question, agreed.
Resolved, That it be referred to the said Committee that drew up Instructions for disbanding the Army, or any Three of them, to prepare and draw up a Bill according to the said Instructions: And that a Clause be inserted therein, with Penalties, in case they shall not separate and disband by the Day therein to be limited: And a Clause likewise of Indemnity for their continuing since they were to have been disbanded: And that Sir Thomas Clarges, and all the Gentlemen of the Long Robe, be added to the said Committee: And they are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the Speaker's Chamber.
Ordered, That the Bill for the better Conviction of Popish Recusants be read To-morrow Morning.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow Morning, Eight a Clock.