Die Mercurii, 14 Julii, 1647.
Counsel for the Eleven Members.
ORDERED, That Mr. Chute, Mr. Prynne, Mr.
Newdigate, Mr. Glover, and Mr. Hales, be assigned
to be of Counsel with the Eleven Members charged by
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Bois, being sick and indisposed in
Health, have the Leave of this House to go into the
Country, for Recovery of Health.
A Petition, styled, The humble Petition of divers wellaffected young Men, and the Apprentices of the City
of London was this Day read.
The Question was propounded, That the Answer to the
Petitioners shall be, That the House has divers Matters
of this Petition under Consideration; and will take the
rest into Consideration in due time:
And the Question being put, That this Question shall
be now put;
It passed with the Affirmative.
Resolved, &c. That the Answer to the Petitioners shall
be, That this House has divers Matters of this Petition
under Consideration; and will take the rest into Consideration in due time.
Sir Thomas Soame and Mr. Vassall are appointed to
acquaint the Petitioners with this Answer.
Message to Lords.
Sir Wm. Allenson carried to the Lords the Message
he was appointed to carry Yesterday; and likewise the
Order concerning Colonel Ponsonbie's Contract for transporting a Regiment of Horse into Ireland.
Mr. Salwey was sent after Sir Wm. Allenson, to fetch
back the Order concerning Colonel Ponsonby; the House
resuming a further Consideration of this Business.
Answer from Lords.
Sir Wm. Allenson brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to the Order concerning Clifford's Tower; and to
the Two Orders for Two thousand Pounds out of Weavers
Hall and Goldsmiths Hall to Lieutenant General Massy.
Forces for Ireland.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the
Affairs of Ireland at Derby House, to take care that Cololen Ponsonbie's Regiment of Horse may be speedily transported into Ireland; and that the Monies appointed to be
paid unto him, may be so paid as the Committee shall
think fit: Who are to take care of doing all Things else
in pursuance of the Contract made with him for his speedy
Weavers Hall Revenue.
Resolved, &c. That the Treasurers at Weavers Hall do
forthwith make a due and perfect Accompt of all Monies
as have been received and paid by them: And that they
do deliver the State of their Accompts in to the House
on Friday Morning next.
Resolved, &c. That no Monies be issued by the Treasurer at Weavers Hall, upon any Order or Ordinance,
made for the Payment of any Monies by them, sithence
the Ordinance for the Twenty thousand Pounds for the
Army until the said Twenty thousand Pounds shall be
Resolved, &c. That it be referred to the Committee of
the Army, to consider of, and report to the House, the
Reason wherefore there is not a Comptrol upon the Receipts and Accompt of the Two hundred thousand Pounds
received at Weavers Hall, as well as there was for the
former Two hundred Thousand Pounds received upon the
Ordered, That the Reports concerning Ireland be taken
into Consideration To-morrow Morning, peremptorily,
the first Business: And that then the Letters from the
General be read.
Ordered, That the Report concerning the Garisons be
resumed on Friday Morning next, the first Business: And
that then the Letters and Petition concerning the Garison
of Plymouth be taken into Consideration.
Chairman of Committee.
Resolved, &c. That, in the place of Mr. Bulkley, Mr.
John Corbett be appointed to have the Chair in the Committee concerning Members; and in the other Businesses
referred to that Committee.
Ordered, That the Letters concerning Cheshire be read
on Friday Morning next.
Ordered, That the Petition now tendered, in the Behalf
of all the Officers of Sir John Norwich his Lists, be read
Members disabled to fit.
Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, peremptorily, at
Nine of Clock, the House do read, and take into Consideration, the Cases of such Members as were appointed
to tender their Cases before Thursday next: And that no
other Business whatsoever do then intervene: And that
Mr. Speaker do put the House in mind hereof.
Message from Lords.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and
The Lords have commanded us to return unto you this
Ordinance: It is for appointing of a Judge in the Admiralty Court: It moved from you: And they do agree to
it; with this Amendment; to which they desire your
Concurrence. They have likewise sent you the humble
Petition of the Earl of Kildare; which they recommend
to your Consideration.
The Amendments to the Ordinance for appointing a
Judge of the Admiralty was read; and, upon the Question assented unto.
Resolved, &c. That this House will return Answer to
the Petition of George Earl of Kildare by Messengers of
E. of Kildare.
Resolved, &c. That the Petition of George Earl of
Kildare be rejected.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Mr. Rigby, a Member of this House,
shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Ordered, That Mr. Samuell Fenick, a Member of this
House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
Countess of Kildore.
Ordered, That the Sum of Two hundred Pounds be
provided for the Relief of the Necessities of the Countess
of Kildare, and her Children: And that the Committee
for Sequestrations, in the Country of Middlesex, do pay the
said Two hundred Pounds to the said Countess of Kildare,
or such as she shall appoint to receive the same, out of
the Monies coming and arising by Sequestrations in the
said County of Middlesex.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Answer to Lords.
Answer returned by the same Messengers;
The House has considered your Lordships Message:
And as to the Amendment of the Ordinance concerning
the Judge of the Admiralty, they do agree: And, as to
the Petition of the Earl of Kildare, they will send Answer
by Messengers of their own.