Die Sabbati, 19 Junii, 1647.
ORDERED, &c. That the Ordinance in Mr. Knightleye's Hand, concerning the Prisoners in the Tower,
be read on Thursday Morning next, the first Business,
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, &c. That Mr. Boone, a Member of this House,
in regard of his Indisposition of Health, shall have Leave
to go into the Country.
Transactions with the City and Army.
The House being informed, That divers Aldermen,
and other Citizens, were at the Door;
They were called in: And Mr. Alderman Fowke acquainted the House, That, according to the Intimations
given them by some Gentlemen, they have altered their
Letter: And, as it is now agreed unto by the Common
Council, we are commanded to present it unto this House,
for their Approbation. They are further commanded,
humbly to move this House, That, if any Forces be
listed upon the Votes of the Committee of Lords and
Commons, and Committee of the Militia, that they may
be discharged. He further said, That, if such Reformadoes and Soldiers as are about Town, may be sent into
their several Counties, it would satisfy that Desire.
The Letter was read.
Resolved, &c. That the Restriction, limiting the City
to bring the Letters they send to the Army to this House,
for their Approbation, be taken off.
Resolved, &c. That this shall be delivered in Answer
to the Citizens, That, in regard of the Considence this
House hath in the Wisdom and Faithfulness of the City,
and in respect of the great and important Affairs that now
lie upon the House (which will not give Leave to debate
all such Letters as the City may have Occasion to write
to the Army) they do leave it to themselves, to send such
Letters as in their Wisdoms they shall think sit.
The Question was propounded, That, if any Soldiers
be lifted upon the Votes of the Committee of Lords and
Commons, and Committee of the Militia, the same be
And the Question being put, Whether this Question
shall be now put;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
||Tellers for the Noe:
||With the Noe,|
|Sir Edw. Baynton,
||Tellers for the Yea:
|Sir Henry Mildmay,
||With the Yea,
Mr. Bulkeley, who was at the Debate of the Question,
and gave not his Vote at the Putting of it, was after the
Report was given, required to give his Vote, and declared
himself in the Negative
Mr. Maynard, being in the like Condition, and required likewise to give his Vote, declared himself in the
So that the Negatives in the former Question were
The Aldermen, and other Gentlemen of the Common
Council, were called in: And Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, delivered unto them the Answer
Message to Lords.
Mr. Holles carried to the Lords for their Concurrence,
the Order made 14 Junii 1647, concerning the Officers
and Gentlemen of Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Lifeguard:
The Order for an Hundred Pounds out of the Grand
Excise to Edward Husbands Stationer: The Ordinance
for Indemnity of such Officers and Soldiers as are come
off from the Army, with those Alterations this House
Ordered, That Mr. Dove, Mr. Boys, Sir Walter Erle,
Mr. Say, Mr. Lisle, Sir Hen. Heyman, Colonel Harvey,
Mr. Copley, Mr. John Stephens, Mr. Weaver, Sir Gregory
Norton, Mr. Wheler, Mr. Ball, and Mr. Scott, be added
to the Committee formerly appointed to prepare the
Declaration concerning the Assembling and Gathering
together of Soldiers: And they, or any Five of them,
are to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the
Court of Wards; and so de die in diem: And the Care
of this Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Dove
and Mr. Ball.
A List of those Officers which are in Town within the
Lines of Communication, which are not listed.
Captain Foxe, Captain of Dragoons; Benjamin Blake,
Captain of Foot; Nicholas Smith, Lieutenant of Horse;
Thomas Shirley, Richard Thompson, Francis Bennett,
Cornets of Horse; Thomas Adames, John Kine, Ensigns
of Foot; Thomas Wilkinson, Captain of Foot; John Trehane,
Lieutenant of Horse; Wm. Clements, Lieutenant of Dragoons; Thomas Fuller, Commissary General; John Bligh,
Major; Thomas Quarrell, Surgeon; James Sparnall,
Quartermaster of Horse; Thomas Witherden;
Arthur Savill, Captain; * Haines, Major; Brice Simple,
Captain; Lieutenant Colonel Fitch; Captain Hatcher;
Daniell Jud, Purveyor General; Colonel Chadwick;
Major Piers; Colonel Ridgeley; Majon Ceely.
Resolved, &c. That the Names in this List shall be
added unto, and comprehended within the List brought
in by Colonel Sir Thomas Essex and Colonel Sandys: And
that they receive the like Advantage and Benefit of Pay,
respectively, as those other Officers named in the said List
are, by Ordinance of Parliament, now to have.
Resolved, &c. That the Business of the Army, and in
the first Place, the Representation from the Army, be
taken into Consideration on Monday Morning next: And
that no other Business whatsoever do intervene.
Resolved, &c. That such private Soldiers contained in
those Lists, as have Certificates and Attestations under
known Officers Hands, shall have a Month's Pay for their
Whereas Auditor Broade, Auditor Wilcox, and Commissary Dudenny, have this Day presented to this House
several Lists of private Soldiers listed by them, according
to former Order: It is Ordered, That the said Auditors,
or One of them, do attend, with their several Lists, at
Christ Church, to assist the Treasurers in the payment of
the Monies ordered for the private Soldiers: And that
such of the private Soldiers contained in the said Lists, as
have Certificates and Attestations under the Hands of
known Officers, shall have a Month's Pay paid them,
according to Establishment, upon Account, where so
much appears due by the said Certificates, for their present Relief, until their Accounts be fully stated and persected. And, for preventing of any Violence or Injuries to
the said Treasurers, and Persons employed in this Service,
it is Ordered, That the Committee of the Militia of the
City of London be desired to appoint Fifty Musqueteers at
least, to attend the said Treasurers during this Service.
A Letter from the Commissioners with the Army, from
St. Albans, of 18 Junii 1647, was read.
A Letter from the Commissioners with the King, from
Newmarkett, of 18 Junii 1647, was read.
Ordered, upon the Question, That the Information
given in by Colonel Birch, concerning his Provost Marshal, be referred to the Examination and Consideration
of the Members of this House, that are of the Committee for Indemnity: And they are to meet upon it
on Monday Morning next, at Seven of Clock: And are
to report the State of it on Monday next: And Colonel
Jephson is hereby required to be there.