House of Commons Journal Volume 5
26 June 1647

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 26 June 1647', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 224-225. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25118 Date accessed: 01 October 2014.


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Die Sabbati, 26 Junii, 1647.

Prayers.

Protections.

ORDERED, &c. That the Ordinance concerning Protections be brought in and read on Monday Morning next.

Grant for Irish Service.

Ordered, &c. That Ten thousand Pounds, Part of the Forty thousand Pounds assigned out of Weavers Hall, for the Service of Ireland, be paid by Alderman Bunce, and the rest of the Treasurers there, unto Mr. Michaell Herringe: And that the said Ten thousand Pounds be employed in Recruits, Provisions, and Money, for the Forces of Munster: And that this Ten thousand Pounds be directed and issued by Order of the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House: And that the Acquittance of the said Michaell Herringe shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Alderman Bunce, and the rest of the Treasurers there, for the Payment of the said Ten thousand Pounds, accordingly.

Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired herein. Colonel Jephson is appointed to carry it to the Lords.

Obnoxious Publication.

Ordered, &c. That the Pamphlet, intituled, "A true Narrative concerning the Army's Preservation of the King's Majesty's Person," be referred to the Committee of Complaints: to send for the Printer, and to inquire into and examine that Business.

Officers Pay.

Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Twelve hundred Fiveand-twenty Pounds be paid by Alderman Bunce, and the rest of the Treasurers at Weavers Hall, to Mr. John Pococke, Mr. Wm. Greenhill, and the rest of the Treasurers for Payment of the Officers; to pay those, of the Northern, Dutch, and Scotts Officers now in Town, a Month's Pay, that have not yet received it out of the Two thousand Pounds formerly assigned: And that the Acquittance of the said Mr. John Pococke, Mr. Wm. Greenhill, and the rest of the Treasurers, or any Two of them, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to the said Alderman Bunce, and the rest of the Treasurers at Weavers Hall, for the Payment of the said Twelve hundred Five-and-twenty Pounds accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Mr. Greene carried it to the Lords.

Message from Lords

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

The Lords have commanded us to put you in mind of an Ordinance they formerly sent unto you, for the settling of the Court of Admiralty: Which they desire you to take into Consideration. And they have commanded us to deliver unto you this Paper concerning the same: To deliver unto you this Petition of the King's Footmen; which, with some other of his Majesty's Servants, they do recommend unto you, as by the Order herewith sent: A Petition and List of divers Scotts Officers: Which they do recommend unto you: As also this Petition of Major Oliver Cromwell.

Admiralty.

Ordered, &c. That on Tuesday Morning next, the Business concerning the Jurisdiction of the Court of Admiralty be read, and taken into Consideration.

Answer to Lords.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House hath considered their Lordships Message; and will send Answer by Messengers of their own.

Soldiers Pay.

Ordered, &c. That Alderman Bunce, and the rest of the Treasurers of Weavers Hall, do forthwith pay unto Mr. Thomas Gower, and the rest of the Treasurers formerly appointed for the Payment of the private Soldier, the Sum of Six thousand Pounds, to be accounted Part of the Twenty thousand Pounds formerly assigned for the Payment of the private Soldier, charged upon the Credit of the Moiety of the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, not engaged for Security for the last Two hundred thousand Pounds: And that the said Six thousand Pounds be reimbursed to the Treasurers of Weavers Hall, out of the Receipts of the said Moiety, in Course: And that the said Six thousand Pounds be added to the Ten thousand Pounds formerly paid out of Weavers Hall for the private Soldier: And that the whole Sixteen thousand Pounds be paid out by the said Treasurers; unto the private Soldier, according to such Orders, Directions, and Limitations, as they have formerly received: And that the Acquittance of the said Thomas Gower, and the rest of the Treasurers for the private Soldiers, or any Two of them, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge unto the said Alderman Bunce, and the rest of the Treasurers at Weavers Hall, for the Payment of the said Six thousand Pounds, accordingly.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Mr. Greene carried it to the Lords.

Officers Pay.

The humble Petition of divers Commission Officers, whose Names are subscribed, and contained in Ten particular Papers or Lists annexed, was this Day read: And

It is Ordered, That the said Commission Officers, contained in the said Papers or Lists, be added to the Lists formerly appointed to be paid proportionable Parts of their Arrears by Mr. Greenhill, Mr. Pocock, and the rest of the Treasurers and Persons appointed for that Purpose, out of the Five-and-twenty thousand Pounds formerly assigned for that Service: And that they do receive the Benefit and Advantage of the said Twenty-five thousand Pounds, according to such Proportions as are limited by the former Orders therein made, in Course, after that the Officers in the former Lists contained shall have received their Proportions of Arrears, according to former Orders. Provided that such Commission Officers contained in these Lists or Papers annexed to this Petition, that have been under the Pay and Entertainment of any particular Counties or Association, shall not at this Time receive any Proportion of their Arrears by virtue of this Order.

Army Commissioners.

Resolved, &c. That an additional Power be given to the Commissioners appointed to reside with the Army.

Resolved, &c. That the Commissioners appointed to reside with the Army shall have Power to treat and debate with the General, and such of the Army as he shall appoint, in such manner as they shall think best, upon the Papers and Desires sent from the Army to both Houses, and the Votes sent to them; and to send, from time to time, the Results of their Debates to the Houses, for their Consideration, that a speedy Conclusion may be thereupon had.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Mr. Samuell Browne carried this Vote to the Lords for their Concurrence.

He likewise carried the Order concerning the discharging such Persons as are listed.

House to sit.

Resolved, &c. That this House do sit this Afternoon at Four of Clock.

Mr. Samuell Browne is appointed to acquaint the Lords with this Resolution; and to desire the Lords to do the like, if they shall think fit.

Reformadoes.

Ordered, &c. That the Ordinance concerning the Reformadoes and Soldiers about the Town, be read, the first Business, at the House sitting this Afternoon.

Days of Recreation.

Ordered, &c. That Mr. Wheeler do, in the Afternoon, make Report of the Ordinance for Days of Recreation for Scholars and Apprentices.

Post Meridiem.

Answer from Lords.

MR. Samuell Browne brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Order, carried up by him, concerning larger Power given to the Commissioners with the Army; and will sit this Afternoon at Five of Clock.

Army Commssioners.

Mr. Samuell Browne is appointed to prepare a Letter . . . to convey this Letter to the Commissioners.

Sir Thomas Widdrington delivered a Letter, from the Commissioners with the Army, from Uxbridge, of 26 Junii, 1647; a Paper from the General and Council of War, of the same Date; concerning the Armies not advancing any of their Quarters nearer than Fifteen Miles to London, without timely Notice first given to the Parliament and City of London: The which were read.

Mr. Samuell Browne reports a Letter to be sent from both Houses to the Commissioners with the Army: The which was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence: And was carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, by Mr. Samuell Browne: And the Order for discharging such Forces as are listed.

Mr. Samuell Browne brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Letter, and to the Vote for discharging listed Forces.

Army Commissioner.

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

The Lords have commanded us to let you know, That they have added the Lord Wharton to be a Commissioner to go to the Army; and desire the Concurrence of the House therein.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House hath considered their Lordships Message; and do agree to add the Lord Wharton to be a Commissioner to go to the Army.

Leave of Absence to the Eleven Members.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Denzell Holles, upon his Desire, shall have the Leave of the House to be absent.

Resolved, &c. That Sir Phillip Stapleton, upon his Desire, shall have the Leave of the House to be absent.

Resolved, &c. That Sir Wm. Lewes, upon his Desire, shall have Leave of the House to be absent.

Resolved, &c. That Sir John Clotworthy, upon his Desire, shall have the Leave of the House to be absent.

Resolved, &c. That Sir Wm. Waller, upon his Desire, shall have the Leave of the House to be absent.

Resolved, &c. That Lieutenant General Massie, upon his Desire, shall have the Leave of the Houseto be absent.

Resolved, &c. That Sir John Maynard, upon his Desire, shall have the Leave of the House to be absent.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Recorder, upon his Desire, shall have the Leave of the House to be absent.

Resolved, &c. That Colonel Walter Longe, upon his Desire, shall have the Leave of the House to be absent.

Resolved, &c. That Colonel Edward Harley, upon his Desire, shall have the Leave of the House to be absent.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Anthony Nicoll, upon his Desire, shall have the Leave of the House to be absent.

Army Recruiting.

Resolved, &c. That the Information concerning the Raising of Men here, to recruit Colonel Greves his Regiment, be referred to the Committee of the Army; to examine the said Information; and to send for Quartermaster General Steward, Quartermaster to Colonel Greves his Regiment.

Army.

The Question was propounded, That the Debate of the Three Particulars concerning the Army, in the Letter from the Commissioners, this Day received, be taken up on Monday Morning next, the first Business.

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

The House was divided.

The Noes went forth.

Sir Peter Wentworth, Tellers for the Yea: 53.
Mr. Bond, With the Yea,
Mr. Baynton, Tellers for the Noe: 27.
Mr. Thistlethwayte, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That the Debate of the Three Particulars concerning the Army, mentioned in the Letter this Day received from the Commissioners, be taken up on Monday Morning next, the first Business.

Days of Recreation.

Mr. Wheeler reports the Amendments and Alterations to the Ordinance for Days of Recreation for Scholars, Apprentices, and Servants: The which were twice read; and, upon the Question, assented unto: And the Ordinance, so amended, upon the Question, passed; and is ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.