Die Lunæ, 12 Julii, 1647.
Charge against the Eleven Members.
ACCORDING to former Order, the House resumed the Debate and Consideration of the Charge
lately sent from the Army.
A Copy of the Letter sent to the Commissioners with
the Army, upon the Occasion of the Paper of Charge
against the Eleven Members, of 23 Junii 1647; a Copy
of a Letter, to be sent likewise to the Commissioners of
the Army, for their sending up the particular Charge and
Proofs against the Eleven Members, of 29 Junii 1647;
also the Prayer of the Petition of the Members, charged
by the Army, who subscribed the same; were all of them
A Letter from the Commissioners with the Army, from
Reading, of 11 Julii 1647, with a Paper inclosed, dated
at Reading, July the 10th 1647, intituled, "A Copy of the
General's Answer, sent unto the Commissioners, touching
the Scotts Letters intercepted;" were read.
Resolved, &c. That a Copy of the General's Answer,
delivered to the Commissioners of both Houses, concerning the Intercepting of Letters going to Scotland, be communicated to the Scotts Commissioners.
The Question was propounded, that the Members
charged shall have a Time prefixed them for to answer in
such manner as they shall think fit.
And the Question being put, Whether this Question
shall be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That the Members charged shall have
a Time prefixed them for to answer in such manner as
they shall think fit.
Resolved, &c. That this Day Sevennight shall be the
Time prefixed for the Members charged to bring in their
Sir Henry Mildmay is appointed to acquaint the Officers
that came from the Army, What this House hath done in
the Charge brought by them.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords by Dr. Heathe and Mr.
The Duke of Yorke hath received a Letter from the
King; which the Earl of Northumberland communicated
to the House of Peers; with the Desire of the Duke of
Yorke: Upon which the Lords have conceived an Order;
in which they desire the Concurrence of this House.
The Lords do recommend unto the Consideration of this
House the Petition concerning the Adventurers to the Isle
of Providence: The humble Petition of the distressed Protestants, late of Ireland, and now remaining within the
Cities and Suburbs of London and Westminster: The Petition of divers French Gentlemen, Reformado Officers.
The Order from the Lords, concerning the King's
Children going to see him, was read; and, upon the
Question, assented unto; and was in hæc verba;
Ordered, by the Lords and Commons, that the Houses
think fit, that the Duke of Yorke, the Duke of Gloucester,
and the Princess Elizabeth, do go to see the King; and
to stay with him Two Nights: And that the Earl of
Northumberland be appointed to go with them: As for
the Place, Providing of Money, and all Accommodations
relating to this Business, that it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue.
Letters to be read.
Ordered, That the Letters from the North be read Tomorrow, the first Business.
Ordered, That the Ordinance and Petition of the Irish
Protestants be read To-morrow Morning.
Message to be considered.
Ordered, That on Friday next, the rest of this Message
be taken into Consideration.
Hamilton's, &c. Petition.
Ordered, That the Petition brought in by Colonel
Hamilton, in the Behalf of himself, and the rest of the
Soldiers, be read To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That Mr. Scawen make his Report concerning the Garisons, To-morrow Morning, the first Business;
and nothing to intervene.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning Tumults be
read To-morrow Morning.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this
House has considered their Lordships Message: As to the
Order for the King's Children to go to see him, they
do agree: To the rest, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own.