House of Commons Journal Volume 5
28 June 1647

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 28 June 1647', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 225-226. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25119 Date accessed: 02 September 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 28 Junii, 1647.

Prayers.

Relief from Bonds.

AN Ordinance for saving all Persons well affected to the Parliament, indemnified and harmless from all Bonds extorted from them by the Enemy, was this Day read the First time; and ordered to be read the Second time on Thursday Morning next, between Ten and Twelve of Clock.

Horses for Prince of Orange.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Speaker do grant his Pass to such as are employed for that Service, to pass Twenty Horses beyond Seas, to the Prince of Orange, Impost and Custom free.

Irish Affairs.

Ordered, &c. That the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House, be positively enjoined to meet this Afternoon; and to make Report of the Business concerning Ireland, To-morrow Morning, to the House.

Col. Birch:

Resolved, &c. That Colonel Birch have Leave forthwith to repair to his Charge, and to go over with all Speed into Ireland.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, &c. That Sir Roger North shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Message to Lords.

Mr. Wheeler carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance, passed on Saturday last, concerning Days of Recreation for Apprentices and Servants: And the Order for reducing Officers and Soldiers, whose Accompts are listed in the Military Garden, to be admitted amongst the other Soldiers appointed to receive Monies at this Time.

Army.

A Letter from the Commissioners with the Army, from Uxbridge, of 27 junii 1647, with a Paper inclosed from the General, and his Council of War, of the same Date, touching such Proposals the Army desires to make, before the Army marches back to a farther Distance from the City.

Persons having Access to the King.

A Letter from the Commissioners with the Army, from Uxbridge, of 27 Junii, 1647, Twelve at Night, concerning Chaplains, and other Persons, that have Access to the King, that, by the Instructions to the Commissioners with the King, ought not to . . admitted.

A Letter from the Commissioners with the King, from Hatfield, of 27 Junii, 1647, informing the House, That the Duke of Richmond, and others in like Condition, came to his Majesty last Night, were this Day read.

Resolved, &c. That Directions be given to the Commissioners attending the Person of the King, to remove the Duke of Richmond, Dr. Shelden, and Dr. Hamond, and all other Persons of the like Condition, that ought not to come to the King by their Instructions: And that they do put their Instructions in due Execution, that no Persons, that ought not to have Access to his Person, may not be admitted to come to him: And that they command the Guards to be obedient unto them in the effectual Execution of the said Instructions.

Resolved, &c. That Directions be given to the General to give Order, That the Guards appointed to attend the Person of the King, may, from time to time, obey the Command of the Commissioners residing with the King, in pursuance of their Instructions.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Army.

Ordered, &c. That the House do meet this Afternoon, and take into Consideration the Paper, inclosed in the Letter this Day sent from the Commissioners with the Army, in the first Place, in Order as it lies: And that no other Business do intervene.

Post Meridiem.

Letters to Commissioners with the King, &c.

MR. Reynolds reports Two Letters to be sent, one to the Commissioners with the King; the other to the General: The which were read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.

Message to Lords.

Mr. Reynolds is appointed to carry them to the Lords; and likewise the Votes, passed this Day, for the Commissioners to put their Instructions in Execution, prohibiting Persons to come unto him, that ought not to have Access unto him by the said Instructions: And that the General give Order to the Guards to obey the Command of the Commissioners.

Army.

The Question was propounded, That this House doth declare, That no Officer or Soldier of the Army, from and after the Publication of this Order in the Army, shall leave the Army, without the particular Licence and Discharge of the General':

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

It passed with the Affirmative.

The Question being put, That this House doth declare, That no Officer or Soldier of the Army, from and after the Publication of this Order in the Army, shall leave the Army, without the particular Licence and Discharge of the General:

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, Tellers for the Yea: 121.
Sir Arthur Hesilrig, With the Yea,
Sir Walter Erle, Tellers for the Noe: 85.
Mr. Green, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Answer from Lords.

Mr. Reynolds brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Two Letters, and the Two Votes, carried to them by him.

Army Maintenance.

The Question was propounded, That this House doth declare, That they do own this Army as their Army; and will make Provision for their Maintenance; and will take Order, That, so soon as Money can be conveniently raised, they shall be paid up equally with those that have left the Army:

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

It passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare, That they do own this Army as their Army; and will make Provision for their Maintenance; and will take Order, That, so soon as Money can be conveniently raised, they shall be paid up equally with those that have left the Army.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired in these Votes.

Sir John Evelyn carried them to the Lords.

Answer from Lords.

Mr. Wheler brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Ordinance concerning Apprentices; and to the Ordinance concerning reduced Officers and Soldiers, whose Lists are with the Committee in the Military Garden.

Army Maintenance.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Army, to take into Consideration, How Provision may be made for the Army, in pursuance of the Vote this Day passed.

Leave of Abseuce.

Ordered, That Mr. Thistlethwaite, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Ordered, That Mr. Elford, a Member of this House, have Leave to go into the Country.

Excise, &c.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Commissioners with the Army, to be very earnest with the General, that effectual Course may be taken, that no Discouragement or Obstruction may be given by the Soldier to the due levying and bringing in the Excise, and other Assessments and Payments, to the Parliament.

King's Residence.

A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Mr. Sadler;

The Lords have commanded us to bring you this Vote: It is concerning the King's being at Royston, or Newmarkett: A Letter to his Majesty, in pursuance thereof: A Letter to the Commissioners with the King, to the same Purpose: A Letter to Sir Thomas Fairefax, to acquaint him herewith: In all which the Lords desire the Concurrence of this House.

The said Vote and particular Letters were all read.

Answer from Lords.

Sir John Evelyn brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to the Two Votes carried to them by him.

Removing the King.

Resolved, &c. That the Place to which the King shall be removed, shall be Holdenby.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Ordered, That the same Preamble as was sent with the Vote for Removal of the King's Person from Newcastle, be sent with this Vote: And that a Letter be sent to the General, and to the Commissioners with the King, in pursuance of this Vote: And that Mr. Reynolds do bring them in To-morrow Morning.

Army.

Ordered, That the House do, To-morrow Morning, the first Business, and nothing to intervene, proceed in the further Consideration of the Paper this Day received from the Army.

Answer to Lords.

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