Die Sabbati, 10 Julii, 1647.
ORDERED, That Mr. Richard Walmesley, who
had a former Licence to continue beyond Sea, and
the Time granted by the said Licence expired, have Time
to continue beyond the Seas for a Year longer.
Deeds, &c. to be restored.
Ordered, That the Deeds, Evidences, and Writings,
produced upon the Occasion of a Suit depending formerly
in Star Chamber, between Sir Arthur Hesilrig Plaintiss,
and Mr. George Collingwood and Mr. Cutbert Collingwood Defendants, remaining now in the Power of one Mr.
Tilson, or any other, be restored; those that were brought
in by Sir Arthur Hesilrig, to him; and those that were
brought in by the said Collingwood, to them, or their
The humble Petition of Lieutenant General Massy
The humble Certificate of the Committee for the Accompts of the Kingdom, concerning the Accompts of
Colonel Edward Massy, Commander in Chief of the
Forces of the Western Association, was this Day read.
Resolved, &c. That the Sum of Two thousand Pounds
be advanced, and paid, upon Account, unto Lieutenant
General Massy: And that One thousand Pounds of the said
Two thousand Pounds be charged upon that Moiety at
Goldsmiths Hall, in Course, that is not given for Security
for the last Two hundred thousand Pounds: And that the
other Thousand Pounds be charged upon the Treasure
at Weavers Hall, and forthwith paid unto him by the
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Mr. Alderman Atkins carried to the Lords, for their
Concurrence, the Ordinance for enabling the Committee
of the Militia of the City of London, to make Searches,
and to raise Six hundred Horse.
Resolved, &c. That the Certificates and Accompts concerning Lieutenant General Massy be referred to the Examination and Consideration of the Committee of this
House concerning Accompts, where Mr. Samuell Browne
has the Chair: And that the said Committee be revived;
and do meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock, in the usual
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Dr. Heath and Mr.
The Lords have received a Report from the Committee
at Derby House, concerning an Offer made by Mr. Thomas
Bushell, to deliver up the Isle of Lundy, upon the taking
off his Delinquency: Petition of Mr. Walter Mountague:
The Lords think it reasonable to grant it, in regard of the
weak and sad Condition he is in, and the Infirmities he has
contracted: A Vote for making Peter de Bevoyr de Granges
Bailist of the Isle of Guernsey, during the Pleasure of the
Bushell's Delinquency, &c.
Upon the Report from the Committee of both Kingdoms at Derby House;
It is Resolved, That this House doth concur with the
Lords, That, upon Delivery up of the Isle of Lundy to the
Lord Viscount Say and Seale, or his Assigns, by Mr.
Thomas Bushell, the Delinquency of the said Thomas Bushell
be taken off, and all Sequenstration in respect there of
discharged; and he restored to such Right as he, or his
Assigns, had in the Mines in Devonshire, Wales, or
Cornwall, before these Troubles: And that the Men that
were with him in the Island, being not Men of Estate or
Quality, be pardoned, and freed form Delinquency and
Sequestration, according to the Undertaking of the said
The Petition of Walter Mountague, Esquire, now was read.
Resolved, &c. That Mr. Walter Mountague, now a Prisoner in the Tower, be enlarged, upon good Bail, to be
approved by the Committee of the Tower, to render himself Prisoner to the Tower at the End of Two Months;
And that, in the mean time, he may have Liberty to go
to Tumbridge to drink the Waters.
Bailiss of Guernsey.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the
Lords, that Peter de Beauvoir de Granges Esquire be Bailiff of the Island of Guernsey, during the Pleasure of both
Houses; where he hath executed the said Place for Two
Years last past, in the Service of the Parliament.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message; and do
agree to the Order concerning the taking off the Sequestration, and pardoning the Delinquency, of Mr. Thomas
Bushel, upon the Delivery up of the Isle of Lundy: To
the Vote for appointing Mr. Peter Bevoix to be Bailiff of
Guernsey: To the Enlarging of Mr. Walter Mountague,
upon Bail, for Two Months.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. Alderman Atkyn brings Answer, That the Lords
do agree to the Ordinance carried to them by him.
Soldiers, &c. to depart the Lines.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for the reduced Officers
and Soldiers departing out of the Lines of Communication
be forthwith printed: And that the Committee of the
Militia of the City of London do take care, that the said
Ordinance, and likewise the Ordinance for putting Papists
and Malignants out of the Lines of Communication, be
forthwith published by Beat of Drum, and Sound of
Judges to go Circuits.
Mr. Miles Corbett carried to the Lords, for their
Concurrence, the Judges appointed to ride this next
Charge against the Eleven Members.
The particular Charge, or Impeachment, delivered in
by divers Officers of the Army, was this Day read again.
Debate of the Charge.
RESOLVED, &c. That the Debate of the Charge,
sent from the Army, be adjourned till Monday next, at
Nine of Clock: And that it be then resumed: And that
no other Business whatsoever do intervene: And that Mr.
Speaker do put the House in mind hereof.
Ordered, &c. That the Committee, to whom the
Informations concerning Listings is referred, do sit this
Afternoon; and take that Business into speedy Consideration; And that they have Power to examine after all
manner of Listings, and by what Persons.
Ordered, &c. That the Lord Mayor, and the Committee
of the Militia of London, be required to take effectual
Order, that a good and sufficient Guard of Horse and
Foot may be sent up to guard the Houses on Monday
Morning next, by Seven of Clock at farthest: And Colonel
Venn is appointed to acquaint the Committee of the Militia
with this Order.
Judges to go Circuits.
Mr. Miles Corbett brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to the Judges for this next Summer's Circuit, as
they were carried up by him.
A Letter from Redding, of 9 Julii 1647, past Eleven
at Night, from Sir Thomas Widdrington and Field Marshal
Skippon to Mr. Scawen and Colonel White; with the Copy
of a Letter, of 8 Julii 1647, sent, by the Appointment
of the General and Council of War, unto the Lord Mayor
and Common Council; were read.
Pay of Lifeguard.
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
the Army, and the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland,
at Derby House, to pay unto the Officers and Gentlemen
of the Lifeguard, that are come off from the Army, Three
Ordered, &c. That the Remainder of the Monies in
Weavers Hall, not yet ordered, be paid by the Treasurers
there to the Treasurers at War, to be disposed, by Order
of the Committee of the Army, and the Committee at
Derby House, for the Irish Affairs, towards the perfecting
and making good the Votes, formerly passed concerning
such Officers, Soldiers, and Gentlemen, of the Lifeguard,
that are come off from the Army, to go for Ireland, or
to be disbanded.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Mr. Allen is appointed to bring in this Ordinance.
Letter from the Army.
The House being informed, That divers Aldermen,
and other Citizens, were at the Door;
They were called in: And Mr. Alderman Gibb informed the House, That they were commanded by the
Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, to acquaint this House, That they had received a Letter and
Paper from the General, and Council of War: They had
perused them; and find them to be Matters of great Importance; and therefore thought sit to bring them to this
House: The Consideration of this Business makes them
reflect upon the Petition they lately presented, especially
upon some Articles of that Petition, which they humbly
insist may be taken into speedy Consideration: They desire
not to be understood as though they waved the others;
but humbly conceive these to be of more pressing Concernment for the present.
Tumultuous, Meetings, &c.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth declare against all
tumultuous Meetings and Assembling together of People,
upon any Pretence of Listings, or any other Pretence
whatsoever: And that the Committee of the Militia of
the City of London be hereby authorized and required to
take Course to prevent and dissipate all such tumultuous
Assemblies and Meetings, and to apprehend and commit
all such riotous and tumultuous Persons, so assembled, as
they shall think sit.
Resolved, &c. That no Officer of War, or Soldier,
other than such as are already come in, do enter the Line
of Communication, under any Pretence to share in the
Monies, lately appointed by Parliament, towards the
Satisfaction of any Arrears.
Ordered, &c. That after Monday next, the Days for
hearing Reports from the Committee of Elections be constantly observed.
Ordinance to be brought in.
Mr. Wheeler, Sir Wm. Massam, Alderman Atkyn,
Colonel Wilson, Sir John Evelyn, of Wiltes, or any Two
of them, are appointed to prepare and bring in an Ordinance upon these Votes.
Answer to the City.
The Aldermen and Gentlemen of the City were called
in: And Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House,
acquainted them, That the House had considered of their
Desires; and find them grounded upon just Considerations,
and tend much to the Quiet of the Parliament and Kingdom: They have always found the good Affections of that
City to the Publick; and do take Notice of their Respect,
in communicating such Things they receive to the House:
For all which he is commanded to give them hearty
Thanks. He is further to recommend unto them, That
a good and sufficient Guard of Horse and Foot may, for
some time, be appointed, from Day to Day, to guard the
Houses, and to prevent any Disturbance or Inconveniency
that may happen, either in these Parts, or in the City.