Die Lunæ, 21 Junii, 1647.
Letter, &c. read.
A LETTER from Colonel General Poyntes, without
Date; and an Order inclosed, of 17 Junii 1647,
dated at Yorke, under Colonel General Sednham Poynts
his Hand; to forbid any Trooper, or Foot Soldier, to meet
at any Rendesvous without his Order, were this Day read.
Ordered, &c. That the Auditors and Treasures appointed to pay out the Twenty thousand Pounds to the
private Soldier be hereby required to meet this Day at
Christ Church; and put that Business into Method and
Order, that they may begin paying out that Money Tomorrow Morning: And that the Serjeant do appoint one
of his Servants to attend that Service; and to give Notice particularly to the Auditors and Treasurers.
Ordered, &c. That all such Officers and Commanders
as hath or shall give any false Attestations or Certificates
to Soldiers, for the Receiving of their Arrears, shall
forfeit all the Arrears due unto themselves upon their
Insurrection in Wales.
A Letter from Caerdiffe Castle, of 15 Junii 1647,
relating a Rising in Glamorganshire, under Pretence that
the King and Sir Thomas Fairefaxe's Army are joined,
A Letter from Carmarthen, of 17 Junii 1647, with
Warrants directed to divers Petty Constables; and also
Two Letters, from divers Gentlemen of those Parts, to
Major General Langharne, that are the principal Actors
in raising the Troubles in those Parts; were read.
A Letter from the Commissioners, from Newmarkett,
of 20 Junii 1647, with the Copy of a Letter inclosed from
the General to the Commissioners, and some Things put
in Writing, by some Officers sent from the General to the
Commissioners, were all read.
A Letter from the Commissioners, from St. Albans, of
19 Junii 1647, was read.
A Letter from the Agitators in the Army, of 18 Junii
1647, to the Society of the Trinity House; with a Declaration, in Writing, of what was expressed by the Messengers that brought this Letter to the Trinity House; and
the Answer of the Trinity House to the said Letter, delivered by Word of Mouth by them, and put in writing
by those Gentlemen employed from the Trinity House to
bring this Letter to the Committee of the Admiralty; all
reported from the Committee of the Admiralty; were all
this Day read.
Ordered, &c. That, To-morrow Morning, the first Business, and nothing to intervene, the House do take into
Consideration, in order as they came in, the Letters from
the North, from South Wales, from the Commissioners from
Newmarkett, and from the Commissioners from St. Albans.
Ordered, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
the Revenue to take care, and give Order, That Richmond
House may be forthwith sitted and accommodated for the
King's Reception; the Houses having voted his coming
Ordered, &c. That such Gentlemen, of Colonel Sanderson's Regiment, as have their Debentures signed by
the Committee of the Three Counties of Oxon, Berks,
and Bucks, being not Commissionate Officers, nor yet to
be taken in the Capacity of common Troopers, do receive their Pay from the Treasurers at Christ Church,
according to such Proportions as are made due to them
by the said Debentures, out of the Monies assigned for the
present Satisfaction of the Soldiery.
Representation from the Army.
According to former Order, the House took into Consideration, the Representation from the Army: And
It is Resolved, &c. That the House do, in the first Place,
take into Consideration that Part of the Representation
which contains the Proposals.
Persons acting against Parliament.
The Vote was read, that passed the Tenth of this Instant June, in hæc verba; viz.
"That no Person that hath been in actual War against
the Parliament, or hath acted by the Commission of
Array, or voluntarily, either directly or indirectly, aided
the King in this War against the Parliament, shall presume to sit in this House,"
And the Question was propounded, Whether any
Penalty shall be added to the said Vote:
And the Question being put, Whether this Question
shall be now put;
It passed with the Negative.
Leave of Absence.
Resolved, &c. That Sir John Northcott, a Member of
this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country;
his Wife lying very sick at this Time.
Resolved, &c. That a Committee be appointed to prepare a Declaration, to express what this House hath done
in relation to such Members as shall or do sit, that are
guilty of any Delinquency against the Parliament; and to
express, that this House will deal severely against all such
Members as shall be found guilty in this kind.
Mr. Browne, Mr. Holles, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Grimston, Mr.
Walker, Mr. Knightley, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Swinfen, or any
Two of them, are appointed to prepare this Declaration.
Resolved, &c. That, on Friday next, the first Business,
and nothing to intervene, the House do take into Consideration all Informations and Reports concerning such
Members of this House as have been in Arms against the
Parliament, as have acted by the Commission of Array, or
have voluntarily, directly, or indirectly, aided the Enemy
against the Parliament, or have voluntarily accepted any
Pardon from the King, or have held any Intelligence or
Correspondency with the Enemy: And that Mr. Speaker
do put the House in mind of this Order.
Resolved, &c. That, on Monday next, Mr. Maynard
and Sir Robert Harley do make Report of all such Elections as have been determined, and passed the Vote of
the Committee for Privileges.
Mr. Holles reports, That the Lords do agree to the
Ordinance, for Indemnity of such Officers and Soldiers as
are come off from the Army, sent from the Lords, and
returned, with some Amendments: To the Ordinance
concerning the General's Lifeguard: And, as to the Ordinance for an Hundred Pounds out of the Excise to
Mr. Husbands the Printer, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.
This Message was carried to the Lords by Mr. Hollcs
on Saturday last.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Robert Pye's Troop, and such
other Officers, Troopers, and Soldiers, as are or shall
come off from the Army, and be quartered by Order of
the Houses, or their Committee, shall not remove out of
their Quarters, or return to the Army, without the Order
of this House, or the Committee authorized for the
Quartering of such Forces.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you
a Minute of a Letter to his Majesty: Wherein they desire
your Concurrence; and that it may be signed by the
Speakers of both Houses, and sent speedily away:-
A Report from the Committee of the Admiralty, for
the Appointing of a Packet Boat between England and
Munster: Which the Lords have agreed unto; and desire
Letter to the King.
The Minute of the Letter to the King was read.
The Question was propounded, For concurring with
the Lords in this Letter:
And the Question being put, Whether this Question
shall be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
The Question being put, Whether this House shall
concur with the Lords in this Letter to the King;
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
||Tellers for the Yea:
|Sir Phil. Stapleton,
||With the Yea,|
|Sir Jo. Evelyn of Wiltes,
||Tellers for the Noe:
||With the Noe,
So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the
Lords in this Letter to the King: And that it be signed
by the Speakers of both Houses.
Ordered, &c. That a Copy of this Letter to the King,
and of the Votes concerning the King's coming to Richmond, be sent to the General.
Ordered, &c. That a Letter be sent to the Commissioners, with a Copy of a Letter to the King; and an
Approbation of their Proceedings, in Discharge of their
The Report from the Committee of the Admiralty, for
the Charles Frigate, bearing Twenty Men, to be added to
the Summer's List, and to be under the Command of
Captain Robert Clarke, and employed as a Packet Boat
between England and Munster, now sent from the Lords,
was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House hath considered their Lordships Message: And do
agree to the Letter to be sent to the King; and that it be
signed by the Speakers of both Houses: And that the
Charles Frigate be employed as a Packet Boat between
England and Munster, according to the Report from the
Committee of the Admiralty and Cinque Ports.
Whereas there was the Sum of Twenty thousand Pounds
charged upon the Moiety of the Receipts at Goldsmiths
Hall, not passed in the Security of the last Two hundred
thousand Pounds, to be issued out for Payment of the
private Soldier; which, because it could not come into
Cash, in any convenient Time, to relieve the present Necessities of the private Soldier, the Houses, out of Consideration of the said Necessities, have borrowed the Sum
of Ten thousand Pounds of the Treasurers at Weacers
Hall: Which they have ordered forthwith to be issued to
the private Soldier, for a Month's Pay unto them, till
their Accompts be stated: It is Ordered and Declared,
That the said remaining Ten thousand Pounds, formerly
charged upon the said Moiety of the Receipts at Goldsmiths
Hall, shall be employed to the Pay of the private Soldier,
as formerly: And that it be effectually recommended
from this House, to the Committee and Treasurers at
Goldsmiths Hall, forthwith to furnish the said Ten thousand Pounds, so charged as asoresaid, to be issued to the
private Soldier, as is formerly ordered; and to return their
Answer to this House with all Speed; and their Opinions,
How this Ten thousand Pounds may be speedily raised
and furnished, for the Uses aforesaid.