Die Jovis, 20 Augusti, 1646.
Ordered, That the Business, this Day informed of, concerning the Six Hundreds in Gloucestershire, that, by
Ordinance of Parliament, are assigned to pay to Bristoll,
be referred to the Members of this House that are of the
Committee of both Kingdoms; to settle the Business, if
they can; or otherwise to state and report it to the
Resolved, That the Forces of Bristoll and Gloucester
be hereby required forthwith to withdraw, and retire to
their several and respective Garisons; and that they proceed not in Levying of Monies: And that it be referred
to the Committee of Gloucester, and the Committee of
Bristoll, to take care, and give Order, that this be done
Ordered, That the Lord Mayor of the City of London,
and Court of Aldermen, the Committee of the Militia, and the Justices of the Peace for the City of Westminster, and for the Counties of Middlesex, Essex, and Surrey,
do take care, That all such Houses and Persons in and
about the said Cities of London and Westminster, Lines of
Communication, and Weekly Bills of Mortality, that are,
or shall be, infected with the Pestilence, be shut up, and
the usual Marks set upon their Doors, to the end they
may be known: And that such further Care be taken
to prevent the Spreading of the Infection, and for Provision of sick Persons, as formerly hath been accustomed:
And that no Person or Persons that shall die of the Infection, be buried in the Day-time, but after the Hour of
Ten of the Clock in the Night.
And, for the better Carrying on of this Service, It is
further Ordered, That the late Orders and Directions concerning the Plague be forthwith printed and published, and
put in due Execution: And Mr. Alderman Pennington and
Mr. Alderman Atkyn are to acquaint the Lord Mayor
with this Order.
The humble Petition of many Widows, Wives, and
Distressed of all Sorts, who attend for their Arrears due
for Service, was this Day read.
The humble Petition of divers disconsolate Widows,
whose Husbands have sacrificed their Lives in the Service
of the Parliament, was this Day read.
The humble Petition of Lieutenant-Colonel Robert
Greene was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the several Allowances of Four
Pounds per Week, granted to the Members of this House,
and all Pensions appointed to any Member of either House,
be, from this Day, discharged: And that the Lords Concurrence be desired in the Taking away and Discharging
of all Pensions that are granted by Order of both Houses.
Resolved, &c. That the Report from the Committee
appointed to consider what Members do receive any Benefit by Allowances, Pensions, Sequestrations, Offices, or
otherwise, from the House, be made on Tuesday next
come Sevennight: And that the Members of this House
that are concernedin any of the Businesses referred to this
Committee, do and are required to come to this Committee, to inform this Committee their Knowledges therein;
and give a perfect Account of what they have received to
their own Uses; to the end the Report may be ready to
be made at the Time appointed.
The Question was propounded, That all Sequestrations,
granted by both or either House to any Member of either
House, be from this Day discharged. And
It is Resolved, &c. That these Words, "all Offices
and Employments of Advantage whatsoever," shall be
added to the Question.
And then the Question being put, Whether this Question should be now put;
It passed with the Negative.
Ordered, That these Petitions of the poor Widows and
Wives, this Day read, be referred to the Committee where
Sir Thomas Dacres has the Chair; to call before them the
Persons mentioned in the Petitions, that are willing to furnish Monies, by way of Loan, for Relief of the Necessities
of the Petitioners, and others necessitous Persons referred
to that Committee; and to know of them upon what Security they will advance these Monies; and to prepare an
Ordinance for their Security; and to bring it in with convenient Speed: And that the Committee shall have Power to
add to the List formerly presented to this House, the Names
of such Widows and others, as they shall think fit, whose
Wants shall appear to them to be equally as great as the
others: And that they shall have Power to bring in an Ordinance for Ten thousand Pounds, for Relief of the Persons above-said, to be distributed by Order of this Committee, according to such a List as shall be approved of by this
It is further Ordered, That these Petitioners do remain
quiet at their Houses, and not attend at the Doors of the
House, in Numbers, as they do; but that they appoint
Two of their Number to attend the Committee: And that
all such others, besides those appointed, as shall come to
the House, or trouble the Speaker, shall lose the Advantage of this intended Relief.
Ordered, That the Debate of the whole Business, concerning the Report made by Mr. Crew on Wednesday last,
be taken into Consideration, the first Business, To-morrow
Morning; and that nothing else do intervene: And that
Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind thereof.
Ordered, That the Marchioness of Winchester shall have
Liberty freely to repair to any of her Houses in the Country; and to have the free Use thereof to lie down in, without the Lett or Interruption of any; she being ready to be
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Accompts, to cast up, state, and certify the Interest after the
Rate of Eight Pounds per Centum for One Year, due unto
Mr. Turner, Mr. Gethin, Mr. Milner, and Mr. Wollaston,
for their principal Debt owing to them by the State.
Ordered, That the Report concerning Sir Thomas Glemham's Imprisonment be made To-morrow Morning, after
the Scotts Business; and, if it cannot be then heard, that
then it be made on Tuesday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Petition from the Committee of
Darby be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Report concerning Colonel Jones be
made To-morrow Morning.