Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 9, 1667-1687. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Sabbati, 14 die Decembris, 1678.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Sir John Salisbury have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Col. Sandys have Leave to go into the Country, for Recovery of his Health.
Supply Bill; disbanding the Army.
Sir John Trevor reports from the Committee of the whole House to whom the Bill for granting a Supply to his Majesty, for disbanding the Forces raised since the Nine-and-twentieth of September 1677, several Amendments agreed upon by the Committee to be made to the Bill: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards delivered the same in at the Clerk's Table: Where the same were twice read; and, with some Amendments made at the Table, upon the Question, severally agreed.
A Clause, with a Blank, for a Free Gift to the Soldiers, being presented to be made Part of the Bill; and twice read;
The Question being put, That the Blank shall be filled up with Ten Shillings to every Foot Soldier, and Foot Grenadier, under the Degree of a Commission Officer;
The House divide.
The Yeas go forth.
|Tellers,||Mr. Spry,||for the Noes,||108.|
|Sir Charles Wheeler,|
|Tellers,||Mr. Palmes,||for the Yeas,||111.|
|Sir. John Fagg,|
And so it was resolved in the Affirmative.
Resolved, That the said Clause be made Part of the Bill.
Another Clause was presented, to be added to the Bill; and twice read; and, upon the Question, agreed to be made Part of the Bill.
Resolved, &c. That the Bill, together with the several Clauses and Amendments agreed to, be ingrossed.
Impeachment of the five Lords.
Ordered, That the first Twelve Persons of the Committee appointed to draw up the Impeachment against the Five Lords; viz. Mr. Williams, Serjeant Mainard, Sir John Holland, Sir Tho. Meeres, Mr. Powle, Sir John Trevor, Mr. Solicitor General, Mr. Sachaverell, Sir Tho. Stringer, Sir Rob. Sawyer, Serj. Gregory, Sir Tho. Lee; be appointed a Committee of Secrecy, to draw up the Impeachments; and to prepare the Evidence against the said Lords.
The House being made acquainted by Mr. Speaker, That Mr. Vaughan was the Thirteenth Person;
Ordered, That Mr. Vaughan be added to the said Committee.
A Petition of Daniel Giles was presented; and read to the House.
Resolved, That the Consideration of the said Petition be adjourned till Monday Morning: And that the Petitioner do then attend to own the said Petition.
Ordered, That the Paymaster, Mustermaster, and Colonel, or next Commission Officer, (if such Colonel or Commission Officer shall now be within Twenty Miles of the City of London) of every Regiment, Troop, Company, or any Part of any Troop or Company, whether Horse, Foot, Dragoons, or Grenadiers, now to be disbanded, do forthwith, under their Hands and Seals, make up Books of the respective Sums of Money, which will be due the First of January next; with the Names of every such Officer and Soldier particularly, who are to receive the same, and upon what Muster it becomes so due, deducting the ordinary Proportions from every particular Soldier, for the Paying for Cloaths: and to return the same Books to this House with all Speed: And likewise, the like particular Account of what will be then due to such General Officers as have received their Commissions since the Nine-and-twentieth of September 1677, and have taken the Oaths of Supremacy and Allegiance, and subscribed the Declaration mentioned in an Act of Parliament, intituled, An Act for preventing Dangers which may happen from Popish Recusants.
And then the House adjourned till Monday Morning, Eight of the Clock.