Die Veneris, 25 Junii, 1647.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, upon the Question, that Colonel
Crymes, a Member of this House, shall have Leave
to go into the Country.
The humble Petition of James Boswell Merchant was
this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That the Petitioner be referred to the
Committee of Excise, to state the Accompt of the Petitioner, for what is due unto him from the State; and to
allow out of the Receipts that he ought to receive, his
Monies, so much as he is indebted for Excise and Customs,
and to consider of some Receipt where the Remainder of
his Debt may be charged: And that in the mean time
he be discharged of his Restraint: And that the said Committee do prepare an Ordinance, and bring in, for the
Relief of the Petitioner, according to the Intent and
Purport of this Order.
Indemnity from Bonds.
Ordered, That, on Monday next, the Ordinance in Mr.
Weaver's Hand, for keeping indemnified such well affected Persons as have had Bonds extorted from them, be
read the first Business.
Stores for Weymouth.
Ordered, That the Committee for Ammunition do give
Order, and take care, that, out of the publick Stores, Five
hundred round Shot for Demiculverin, Saker and Minion, One Ton of Musquet Bullet, Forty Cross Bar Shot
and Langrel, Three hundred Bandaleers, Three hundred
Swords and Belts, be provided for the Service of Weymouth, and charged upon the additional Excise for LandService.
Ordered, upon the Question, That To-morrow Morning, the first Business, peremptorily, the Petition and List
of divers Commission Officers, now in the Hands of Mr.
Knightley, be read, and taken into Consideration.
Proceeding against the Eleven Members.
According to former Order Yesterday made, the House
resumed the Consideration of the Business concerning the
Members of this House charged by the Army.
And the Letter Yesterday received from the Commissioners with the Army; and a Letter inclosed from the
General and Council of War, to the Commissioners, concerning the Desire of the House, that the Proofs against
the Members charged might be brought in; were now
Resolved, &c. That, by the Laws of the Land, no
Judgment can be given to suspend these Member, or any
of them, from sitting in the House upon the Papers presented by the Army, before Particulars produced, and
Prosecution of Jenkins.
Ordered, That Mr. Keble and Mr. Evan Seys be added
and appointed to be Counsel against Mr. David Jenkins.
Ordered, That Mr. Erasmus Erle, a Member of this
House, be added to the Committee appointed to take care
of the effectual Prosecution of Mr. David Jenkins.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Mr. Kirle, a Member of this
House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, &c. That the Business informed to the House,
concerning Captain Lee, a Member of this House, be referred to the Committee of Complaints: to examine the
State of the Matter; and to represent it to the House.
Ordered, &c. That the Business concerning one Grove
a Bailiff, to Mr. John Gourdon, a Member of this House,
be referred to the Committee for Complaints; to examine
the Matter of Fact; and state it to the House.
The House being informed, That divers Citizens were
at the Door;
They were called in: And Mr. Taylor preferred a
The which, the Petitioners being withdrawn, was read;
and was touching the Matter of Protections. And
It is Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed
to prepare an Ordinance upon the Matter of Protections,
do bring it in To-morrow Morning: And that it be read
the first Business.
And divers Citizens, Members of the House, were appointed to go forth; and to acquaint the Petitioners with
For the more orderly and speedy Payment of the Monies
ordered to be paid unto the private Soldier, after the Proportion of One Month's Pay; It is this Day Ordered, by
the House of Commons, That the Auditors formerly appointed for that Service, and their Clerks, do wholly attend That Business, until it shall be ended: And that the
said Auditiors and their Clerks, do meet at Christ-Church;
and there deliver unto every Soldier their particular Debenture, with the Sums they are to receive thereupon,
according to former Order; subscribed on the Backside
thercot, signed with the Auditor's Hand, and sealed with a
Seal appointed by the Treasurers for that Purpose: And
that the Treasurers may have Leave to divide themselves,
for the more speedy Dispatch of this Business; and make
Choice of such Places for Payment of the Monies as they
shall think fit; and have Power to call such Guards for
their Security, as may desend them from Violence.
Proceedings against the Eleven Members.
The House did resume the Consideration of that Part
of the Desires contained in the Papers, sent from the Army,
touching the Suspending of the Members charged by them.
The Question was propounded. That it doth not appear, that any Thing hath been said or done within this
House, by any of the Members in Question, touching
any Matters contained in the Papers sent from the Army,
for which this House can in Justice suspend them:
And the Question being put, Whether this Question,
shall be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That it doth not appear, that any Thing
hath been said or done within this House, by any of the
Members in question, touching any Matters contained in
the Papers sent from the Army, for which this House can
in Justice suspend them.
A Letter from the Commissioners with the Army, from
Barkhamstead, of 25 Junii 1647, at Three of Clock, with
a Letter inclosed from the General, and his Council of
War, of 25 Junii 1647, touching the Removal of the
Army to Uxbridge, were this Day read.
King's Stay at Royston.
A Letter from the Commissioners with the King, from
Royston, of 25 Junii 1647, concerning the King's Resolution to stay there this Day, and to signify his further
Pleasure hereafter, was this Day read.
A Letter from the Commissioners with the Army, from
Uxbridge, of 25 Junii 1647, Two of Clock, concerning
the Army's March to Uxbridge, was read.
Resolved, &c. That Sir Thomas Widdrington, and Mr.
Povey do forthwith repair to the Army to the HeadQuarters; and that they take with them the Votes this
Ordered, &c. That Alderman Atkin do desire the Lord
Mayor and Committee of the Militia of the City of London, that Four full Companies may be sent to be here, to
guard the Houses of Parliament, To-morrow Morning,
by Seven of Clock at farthest: And that, if the Committee of the Militia be risen, that then the Lord Mayor
and Sheriffs be desired to give effectual Order herein; and
to see it executed accordingly.
Army Commissioners, &c.
Resolved, &c. That the Commissioners of Parliament
residing with the Army shall have Power, so often as they
shall think it necessary or fitting, to conser with the
Citizens sent from the Common Council residing with the
Safety of Westminster.
Ordered, &c. That Captain White be desired forthwith
to draw out his Company, and to place them in Places
mose convenient for the Safeguarding of the City of Westminster and Liberties; and for the preventing any Tumults, or other Inconveniences, or Danger, that may
happen to these Parts, by loose and riotous People, or
otherwise: And he is desired, that his Company may stand
upon the Guard till To-morrow Morning they are relieved: And Sir Robert Pye and Mr. Wheeler are desired
to take care, that this Order may be forthwith effectually
put in Execution.