Die Veneris, 9 Julii, 1647.
ORDERED, That the whole Business of the Informations, concerning Listing of Men, be referred to the
Examination and Consideration of the Committee following, or any Three of them; viz. Unto Mr. Bond, Mr.
Whittacre, Mr. Myles Corbett, Mr. Rigby, Colonel Venne,
Mr. Tate, Mr. Wheeler, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Wingate,
Mr. Pury, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Gewen, Mr. Peck:
Who are to meet this Afternoon at Three of Clock, in
such Place as they shall think fit; and so de die in diem:
And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers,
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Samuell Luke, a Member of this
House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That the Petition of Lieutenant General
Massy be read To-morrow Morning, the first Business:
And Mr. Speaker is to put the House in mind hereof.
Persons acting against Parliament.
According to former Order, the House resumed the
Consideration of what Penalty they should incur, that,
being comprehended within the Order of Decimo Junii,
with the Additions thereunto made the 5th of this instant
July, should transgress the same.
Resolved, &c. That the Word "voluntary" be added
to that Part of the Order, concerning such as have accepted
Pardons from the King.
Resolved, &c. That these Word "since the 20th of
May in the Year 1642," be added to the said Order, to
that Clause concerning such as have accepted Pardon from
And then the Order, so altered, runs thus; viz.
Resolved, &c. That no Person that hath been in actual
War against the Parliament, or hath acted by the Commission of Array, or voluntarily aided the King in this
War against the Parliament; or that, since the 20th of
May, in the Year 1642, has sued for, or voluntarily accepted, a Pardon from the King; or has directed, advised,
assisted, signed, or consented unto the Cessation of Ireland;
or otherwise assisted the Rebellion of Ireland; or as stand
sequestered by Authority of Parliament, for Delinquency,
shall presume to sit in this House.
Resolved, &c. That the Persons that shall be comprehended within this Order shall incur the Penalty of being
put into the Second Branch of the Fourth Qualification, in
the Propositions concerning such Members as deserted the
Parliament, and sat in the unlawful Assembly at Oxon.
Resolved, &c. That such Members as are in Town, or
within Ten Miles of the City of London, as shall conceive
themselves concerned in this Order, shall have Liberty to
present their Case to the House, under their Hand, in
Writing, before Thursday next.
The Question being put, That the Space of Twenty
Days shall be given to such Members as are not within
Ten Miles Distance of London, that shall conceive themselves concerned in this Order, to present their Case to
the House, under their Hand-writing.
The House was divided.
The Yeas went forth.
Sir Arthur Hesilrig,
||Tellers for the Noe:
||With the Noe,
|Sir Walter Erle,
||Tellers for the Yea:
||With the Yea,
So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That this be added to the last Vote, That
if any of the Members to whom the Liberty of Twenty
Days is granted, shall come to the House within the said
Space of Twenty Days, shall have Four Days Liberty
only, within the said former Twenty Days, to present their
Case, under their Hand, in Writing to the House.
Charge against the Eleven Members.
Resolved, &c. That the Charge lately sent from the
Army, against the Members formerly charged by them,
be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, the
first Business: And that no other Business intervene.
Upon Mr. Scawen's Report, concerning the Meaning
of what Proportion is to be deducted for Free Quarter,
in the Payment of the Forces that are come off from the
Resolved, &c. That the Proportion that shall be deducted for Free Quarter shall be the Moiety to the Non
Commissioned Officers, and private Soldier.
Resolved, &c. That the House doth declare, That
their Meaning is, That the Committee of the Army, and
the Committee at Derby House, in making up the Accompts, and paying the Officers and Soldiers that are
come off from the Army, shall deduct a Moiety for Free
Quarter to the Non Commission Officers, and private
Soldier: And that the Committee of the Army have
Power to give Instructions, and issue forth Warrants to
the Treasurers at War, and the Mustermaster General,
and their Deputies, for the Expediting and Perfecting of
the Accompts of the Officers and Soldiers aforesaid;
whose Instructions and Warrants shall be a sufficient Authority and Discharge for the Treasurers, or their Deputies,
for their Proceedings therein.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Wheeler carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, An Order to put Papists and Delinquents out of
the Lines of Communication: An Ordinance for Officers
and Soldiers to depart out of the Lines of Communication: And was to move the Lords to pass the Ordinance
formerly sent unto them, for enabling the Committee of
the Army to bring in the Arrears to the Army.
An Ordinance for issuing Twenty thousand Pounds out
of Weavers Hall, to the Treasurers at Wars, to be employed towards a Month's Pay for the Army; and for
securing and reimbursing the Treasurers at Wars all such
Monies they shall advance, to make up the said Month's
Pay, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed;
and immediately carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, by Mr. Wheeler.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Wheeler brings Answer, That, to the Order for
putting Papists and Malignants out of Town; to the
Order for Twenty thousand Pounds, out of Weavers Hall,
to the Army; they do agree: To the rest they will send
Answer by Messengers of their own.
Ordered, That Wednesday next be appointed for the
Business of the Church.
Ordered, That the Report concerning Garisons be made
on Monday Morning next.
An Ordinance to enable the Committee of the Militia
of London to make Searches, and to raise Six hundred
Horse, was this Day read; and, upon the Question, passed;
and ordered to be sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Resolved, &c. That John Gamond, John Bell, Wm.
Leuis, Henry Pingridge, Soldiers, that assaulted the House
and Family of Mr. Pury, a Member of this House, and
his Person, in his House, be forthwith committed Prisoners
to the Prison of Newgate.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Heath and Mr.
The Lords have received Letters from the Queen of
Sweden, which they think sit be referred to the Committee
of both Kingdoms: And they have referred it to the Committee of Foreign Affairs, to state the Matter of Fact of
the late Difference between the English and Swedish
Ships, and to report to the Houses: In which they desire
the Concurrence of this House.
They have returned the Ordinance for sending Officers
and Soldiers out of the Lines of Communication; with
some Amendments: In which they desire the Concurrence
of this House.
They desire to put the House in mind of the Message
formerly sent, concerning the Putting down of Country
Affairs with Sweden.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the
Lords, in referring it to the Committee of Foreign Affairs,
to state the Matter of Fact of the late Difference between
the English and Swedish Ships; and to report to the
The Summary of her Majesty of Sweden's Letters
to the Parliament of England, and the Commissioners of
Scottland, was read.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the
Lords, in referring the Queen of Sweden's Letters to the
Committee of both Kingdoms: Who are to report to the
Mediation of France, &c.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Members of both
Houses, that are of the Committee of both Kingdoms, to
consider of the Answer of both Houses, formerly given to
the Crown of France, and the States of Holland, upon their
Desire of Mediation.
Ordered, That, on Thursday next, Mr. Strode do, the
first Business, make Report of the Business concerning
Officers to depart the Lines.
The Proviso returned from the Lords, to the Ordinance
for Officers to depart out of the Lines of Communication,
was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and do
agree to the referring the Queen of Swedes Letters to
the Committee of both Kingdoms: To the referring the
stating the Matter concerning the Swedish Ships, to the
Committee for Foreign Affairs: To the Proviso to the
Ordinance for Officers and Soldiers to depart the Lines of
A Letter from the General Sir Thomas Fairefax, from
Reading 8 Junii 1647, was this Day read.
Ordered, That this Letter be taken into Consideration
on Monday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do pay
unto Mr. Scawen the Sum of Two hundred Pounds, for
the Use and Service of the Commissioners of Parliament
employed to the Army.