House of Commons Journal Volume 5
22 June 1647


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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 22 June 1647', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 219-220. URL: Date accessed: 20 November 2014.


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Die Martis, 22 Junii, 1647.


Relief from Bonds, &c.

ORDERED, That, on Friday next, the Ordinance in Mr. Weaver's Hands, for securing well-affected Persons from extorting Bonds, and the Penalties and Inconveniences consequent upon them, be read.

Letters read.

A Letter from the Commissioners from St. Albans, of 21 Junii 1647; a Letter from the General, from St. Albans, of 21 Junii 1647, in Answer to the Letter from both Houses to him, of 17 Junii; a Letter from the Commissioners, at St. Albans, of 21 Junii 1647, past Twelve at Night; with Three Papers inclosed; one containing the General's Answer to the Commissioners, in reference to the Letter of both Houses, of 17 Junii, to the General; the other a Copy of the General's Letter to both Houses; the Third, the Commissioners Answer to the General's Letter; were all read.

Pay of Northern Association.

According to the Order Yesterday made, the House took into Consideration, in the first Place, the Letter from Colonel General Points, received and read Yesterday.

The said Letter was again now read.

The Question was propounded, That the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds be forthwith borrowed and advanced out of the Treasure at Weavers Hall, to be issued towards the Pay of the Forces of the Northern Association, and repaid out of the Receipts of the Grand Excise, in Course, with Interest for the same:

And the Question being put, Whether this Question shall be now put;

It passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds be forthwith borrowed and advanced out of the Treasure in Weavers Hall, and issued towards the Pay of a Month's Pay to the Forces of the Northern Association: And that it be repaid out of the Receipts of the Grand Excise, in Course, with Interest.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That the several Committees of Sequestrations, in the several Counties of the Northern Association, do pay respectively, out of the Sequestration Monies, so much Monies as may make the Ten thousand Pounds now ordered, a full Month's Pay for the Forces of the Northern Association.

Ordered, That the Gentlemen of this House, of the Northern Association, do meet this Afternoon; and consider of an Ordinance, and bring it in To-morrow Morning, for appointing the Receiving and Issuing out of the Monies now ordered for the Month's Pay for the Forces of the Northern Association: And the particular Care of this Business is referred to Mr. Wastall.

Army Affairs.

Resolved, &c. That Colonel General Pointes shall give Orders for the keeping in Quiet such Regiments of Horse and Foot as were formerly under his Command, until the Houses take further Order.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, That a Letter be prepared, in Answer to Colonel General Pointes' Letter, to communicate unto him this Vote; and to direct him, that if any Persons shall come thither to disturb those Forces, that he do apprehend them, and acquaint the House therewith: And that he do communicate these Matters to the rest of the Officers.

Sir Henry Cholmley and Mr. Grimston are appointed to prepare this Letter.

Grant for Irish Service.

Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Forty thousand Pounds, Part of the Monies in Weavers Hall, be set apart for the only and sole Use of Ireland; and not disposed, but by Order of both Houses, and issued only for the Service of Ireland.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland to take speedy and effectual Care, that the Forces and Provisions, designed for Ireland, may be speedily sent over into Ireland; and to consider, How the Forty thousand Pounds, set apart for the Service of Ireland, may be applied for the said Service to the most effectual and speedy Advantage thereof: And they are to bring in their Report upon this Order on Thursday Morning next, peremptorily.

Northern Association.

Resolved, &c. That the Forces of the Northern Association shall have the like Terms and Conditions, upon their Disbanding, or going for Ireland, as is voted for the Forces of the Army, and the other Forces of the Kingdom.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Grant to Newcomen.

Ordered, &c. That the Sum of Twenty Pounds be paid by the Committee of Lords and Commons for Advance of Monies, at Haberdashers Hall, to Robert Newcomen, the Messenger that brought the Letters from Colonel General Points, for his Pains, and to defray the Charge of his Journey: And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred to Mr. Darley.

Letters from Wales.

Ordered, &c. That at the House's next Meeting they do take into Consideration the Letters from Wales, in the first Place.

Granting Passes.

Ordered, &c. That the Committee, formerly authorized hereunto, and likewise Mr. Speaker, do grant Passes to transport Forces beyond the Seas, in like manner as formerly the Committee and Mr. Speaker did usually do.

Letter to Points.

Sir Henry Cholmeley reported a Letter, to be sent to Colonel General Points: The which was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.

Message from Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page;

The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you a Minute of a Letter, to be sent to the General: Wherein they desired your Concurrence; and that it may be signed by the Speakers of both Houses:-An Order for Issuing of Monies in the Isle of White, which moved first from this House: And the Lords have agreed unto it, with the Alterations returned.

Letter to the General.

The Letter was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and Ordered to be signed by the Speakers of both Houses.

Isle of Wight.

The Amendments to the Order, concerning the Issuing of Monies in the Isle of White, now sent from the Lords, were 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 they do agree to the Letter to the General; and that it be signed by the Speakers of both Houses.


Ordered, &c. That the Lords Concurrence be desired in the Order, Yesterday made, concerning the Reformadoes of Colonel Sanderson's Regiment.

Southsea Castle.

Resolved, &c. That the Commander of Southsea Castle be required, and do, from time to time, receive Orders from Colonel Bettesworth, now Lieutenant Governor of Portsmouth.


A Letter from the Apprentices, and a Petition inclosed was read.

Ordered, &c. That an Ordinance be prepared, and brought in, upon these Desired of the Apprentices.

Mr. Rigby and Sir John Maynard are appointed to prepare and bring in this Ordinance on Thursday Morning next.

Sir Wm. Waller, Sir John Maynard, and Colonel Venn, are appointed to go out to the Apprentices; and to acquaint them, That the House does take well their Addresses in so civil a Way.

Cheshire Petition.

Ordered, &c. That the Cheshire Petition be read on this Day Sevennight.

Gen. Langharne, &c.

According to the Order Yesterday made, the House resumed the Consideration of the Letters, and Papers inclosed, from Major General Langharne.

Resolved, &c. That a Letter be written to Major General Langharne, and the Governor of Cardiffe, and the Committee there; and the Thanks of this House returned unto them; and Informations given them, to disabuse all People there, concerning those Suggestions, that the King and Sir Thomas Fairefaxe's Army are joined against the Parliament.

Mr. Oldisworth and Mr. Thomas are appointed to prepare these Letters.

Prosecution of Jenkius.

Ordered, &c. That Mr. Solicitor do prosecute Mr. David Jenkins, with Effect, this Term, in the King's Bench, according to Law; and likewise the Publishers of his scandalous and seditious Books and Pamphlets, now in Prison.

And that Mr. Bradshaw, Serjeant Jermyn, and Mr. Prynne, be appointed of Counsel to prepare the Matter of Fact; and to attend Mr. Solicitor, in this Business: And that Mr. Beck be appointed Solicitor to follow this Business: And that they do consult with the Judges, upon all Occasions, in this Business: And that Mr. Recorder, Mr. Whittacre, Mr. Corbett, Mr. Pury, Mr. Oldisworth, and Mr. Owen, be enjoined to give their best Assistance to the effectual Prosecutions of the said Mr. Jenkins, and the Publishers: And that, from Day to Day, Mr. Solicitor, or one of the Members of this House mentioned in this Order, do inform the House of the Proceedings in this Business; that, if any Obstructions be therein, the House may take it into Consideration to remove them.

The Serjeant is required to give Notice of this Order to the Counsel; and Mr. Beck forthwith particularly.

Langharne's Letter.

Ordered, &c. That a Copy of Major General Langharne's Letter, now read in the House, and the Papers inclosed, be sent in a Letter to the General.

Ammunition for Wales.

Ordered, &c. That the Committee for Powder, Match, and Bullet, do give their Orders to Captain Hassard, at Bristoll, that Twenty Barrels of Powder, under his Custody, with Match and Bullet proportionable, may be forthwith sent for the Service of Cardiffe; and likewise Twenty Barrels of Powder, with Match and Bullet proportionable, out of the same Stores, be sent to Pembroke, for the Use and Service of the Forces under Major General Langharne: And that the Committee at Bristoll do take care, that the Powder, Match, and Bullet, ordered for Cardiffe and Pembroke, may be transported and sent away accordingly.

Insurrection in Wales.

Ordered, &c. That Mr. Oldisworth and Mr. Owen do deliver unto the Commissioners of the Seal the Names of the chief Gentlemen that are risen in this Insurrection; that, if any of them be in the Commission of Peace, they may be forthwith discharged.

Seal of South Wales.

An Ordinance, formerly sent from the Lords, concerning the original Seal of South Wales, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Sir Robert Harley, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Bury, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Edw. Harley, Mr. Samell Browne, Mr. Marten, Mr. Recorder, Sir Henry Heyman, Sir Thomas Dacres, Mr. Oldisworth, Mr. Vaughan, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Owen, Mr. Thomas, Mr. Scott, Mr. Weaver, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Priesley, Mr. Boys, Mr. Gewen, Mr. Miles Corbett, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Nelthorpe, Mr. Dodderiche, Mr. Challoner:

This Committee, or any Five of them, are to meet upon it To-morrow at Two Post meridiem, in the Queen's Court.

Representation from the Army.

Ordered, &c. That, To-morrow Morning, the first Business, and nothing to intervene, the House do take into further Consideration the Representation, and other Papers, lately sent from the Army.

Browne's Brigade.

Ordered, &c. That the Names subscribed to the Petition, intituled, the humble Petition of certain private Soldiers belonging to Major General Browne's Brigade, be comprised and paid with the rest of the private Soldiers; they being then in Town, and ready to give in their Lists, and could not be admitted.