House of Commons Journal Volume 5
26 July 1647

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 26 July 1647', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 258-259. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25142 Date accessed: 25 October 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 26 Julii, 1647.

Prayers.

King's Children.

A MESSAGE from the Lords, by Dr. Aylett and Mr. Page;

The Lords have commanded us to put you in mind of the Paper that came from the Earl of Northumberland, concerning the Removing the King's Children to Sion House, and providing Maintenance for them: That they removed the King's Children to the other Side of the House at St. James's, and then the Sickness fell out there too:

Murray to attend the King.

That Mr. Henry Murray may go to the King; in regard Mr. Maxwell is attending here on the House of Peers, and there is nobody now with the King:

Comm rs with the King.

An Order concerning the Commissioners with the King; in which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

King's Children.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the Lords, that the Earl of Northumberland may remove the King's Children to Sion House.

Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Revenue, to take effectual Course, that the Money, assigned by the Parliament for the Expences of the King's Children, may be, from time to time, constantly and duly paid.

Murray to attend the King.

Ordered, by the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament, That Henry Murray Esquire shall have Leave to go to attend his Majesty.

Comm rs with the King.

Ordered, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Commissioners, who are appointed to attend his Majesty's Person, may have Leave to follow their own Occasions; so as Three of them (whereof one to be a Peer) do take their Turns in that Service, as they shall agree amongst themselves.

Answer to Lords.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message: And, as to the Order concerning the Monies assigned for the Maintenance of the King's Children, they will send Answer by Messengers of their own: And to all the rest, they do agree.

Bucks. Election.

Sir Robert Harley reports from the Committee of Elections, the Case concerning the Election of Edmond West Esquire, and Colonel George Fleetwood, to serve as Knights for the County of Buck'; and reported the Exception against that Election; and the Votes of the Committee in their Proceeding upon that Election.

Resolved, &c. That nothing appears to this House, but that the Election of Colonel George Fleetwood and Edmond West Esquire, to be Knights for the County of Bucks, was a free Election: And that this is a good Election, and ought to stand.

Stafford Election.

Sir Robert Harley reports from the Committee of Elections, the Case concerning the Election of Mr. Swynfen, to serve as a Burgess for the Borough of Stafford.

Resolved, &c. That notwithstanding any Thing proved upon the Petition, Mr. Swynfen is duly elected for the Borough of Stafford.

Bucks, Election.

The Question was propounded, That these Words be added to the Vote concerning the Election of Bucks; viz.

"And that this is a good Election, and ought to stand."

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

It passed with the Affirmative.

Resolved, &c. That these Words, "and that this is a good Election, and ought to stand," be added to the Vote concerning the Election of the County of Bucks.

Wendover Writ.

Mr. Edmond West, being double-elected, to serve as a Knight for the County of Bucks, and as a Burgess for the Borough of Wendover, made his Choice to serve as Knight of the Shire for the County of Bucks.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown in Chancery, to issue a Writ for the Election of a Burgess, to serve in this Parliament for the Borough of Wendover, in the Place of Edmond West Esquire, chosen to serve for that Borough; who is also chosen to serve as Knight of the Shire for the County of Buck', and hath made his Choice to serve for the County.

London Petition.

The House being informed, That divers Citizens of the City of London were at the Door;

They were called in: And Sheriff Edmonds informed the House, they were commanded to deliver a Petition from the Common Council.

The Petitioners being withdrawn, the Petition, stiled, "The humble Petition of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of London, in Council assembled;" The Copy of a Petition, stiled, "The humble Petition of divers well-affected Citizens of the City of London, directed to the Lord Mayor, the Aldermen, and Commons, of the City of London, in Common Council assembled;' The Copy of a Petition, stiled, "The humble Petition of divers young Men, Citizens and others, Apprentices of this honourable City, directed to the Lord Mayor, the Aldermen, and the Commons, in Common Council assembled;" all signed "Michell;" were all read."

As the Petitioners were withdrawing, one of the Citizens desired, with much earnestness, to speak something to the House.

The Petitioners were again called in: And Mr. Speaker, by the command of the House, did acquaint them, That, in respect that they came as in one Body, to deliver a Message from the Common Council; and that one of their Company did offer to speak to the House; That, if there be any thing to deliver from the Common Council, which they have not delivered, the House is willing to hear it; otherwise they are desired to withdraw.

Sheriff Edmonds answered, That they had no other Message to deliver from the Common Council, than the Petition.

Members not to go out.

Resolved, &c. That no Member of the House do go out of the House without Leave.

Army.

A Letter from the Commissioners with the Army, at Bedford, of 25 Julii, 1647, Twelve at Night, was this Day read; wherein among other Things, they desire, That Mr. Scawen, one of their Company, may return.

Resolved, &c. That it be left to Mr. Scawen to return to the Army, as he shall see Occasion.

City Petition.

The Petition from the City was again read.

Message to Lords.

Sir Robert Pye is appointed to go to the Lords, to desire them to sit awhile.

He likewise carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for a Collection for the Relief of divers English Irish Protestants, now about Barnstable: The additional Ordinance, formerly sent from the Lords, for the better Payment of Tythes, returned with some Amendments.

London Petition.

The Petitioners were again called in; And Mr. Speaker, by the Command of the House, acquainted them, That the House had read their Petition: That the Matter presented by them in it is of very great Consequence: And, That the House will take it into speedy and serious Consideration.

Persons heard.

Resolved, &c. That Colonel Bellamie and Mr. Jupe be called in; and heard what they have to say.

Colonel Bellamy was accordingly called in; and heard what he had to say.

Mr. Jupe was likewise sent for in; and could not be found.

Apprentices of London, &c.

The House being informed, That divers young Men and Apprentices of London, were at the Door, to present a Petition;

Sir Thomas Soame and Colonel Ven are appointed to go out, and to bring in the Petition.

They returning, and acquainting the House, That the young Men desire, that some of themselves might be admitted to present it;

They were called in; and did present a Petition, stiled, "The humble Desires of the Citizens, Commanders, Officers and Soldiers of the Trained Bands and Auxiliaries; the young Men and Apprentices of the Cities of London and Westminster; Sea Commanders, Seamen, and Watermen, together with other Commanders, Officers, and Soldiers, within the Lines of Communication, and Parishes mentioned within the Bills of Mortality."

The Petitioners withdrawn; the Petition was read.

Resolved, &c. That the Petition presented from the Common Council be taken into Consideration To-morrow Morning, the first Business.

Message from Lords.

A Message from the Lords, by Doctor Aylett and Doctor Heath;

The Lords have commanded us to bring unto you these Two Ordinances: In which they desire the Concurrence of this House.

Declaration, &c. rescinded.

The Two Ordinances were read: And One was, For recalling the Declaration passed both Houses on Saturday last: The other, For making void the Ordinance passed on Friday last, for settling the Militia of London; and for reviving and putting in Force the Ordinance for the Militia of London, passed 4 Maii, 1647.

The Question was propounded, For concurring with the Lords in the Ordinance now sent from them, for revoking the Ordinance passed on Friday last, for settling the Militia of the City of London:

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

And the House being to be divided, could not be divided, according to the ordinary and constant Practice of the House in like Cases, by reason of the Multitude and Tumult that was at the Door, that would by no Persuasions withdraw, that the outer Room might be cleared.

The main Question was put;

And the aforesaid Ordinance, sent from the Lords, being put to the Question, upon the Question, passed; viz.

BE it Ordered and Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Ordinance of the 23th of this instant July, for the Settling of the Militia of the City of London, be, and shall be hereby revoked and made void to all Intents and Purposes: And, That the Ordinance of the 4th of May, 1647, for the said Militia of London, be in full Force and Virtue; any thing in the said Ordinance of the 23th instant, to the contrary, notwithstanding.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the Lords, in the Ordinance sent from them, for revoking the Declaration passed on Saturday last, of the 24th instant; viz.

BE it Ordained, by the Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled, That the Declaration of the 24th of this instant July, which declares all those Traitors, and so to forfeit Life and Estate, who shall, after Publication thereof, act thereupon to get Subscriptions, be null and void; any thing in the said Declaration, notwithstanding.

Answer to Lords.

Answer returned by the same Messengers; That this House has considered their Lordships Message; and do agree unto it.

Duke Hamilton's Goods.

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

The Lords have received some Letters, concerning some Goods of Duke Hamilton's: The Lords think fit that they be restored; and desire the Concurrence of this House.

Classes.

That the Committee appointed to receive the Returns of the several Classes, may meet To-morrow in the Afternoon at Three of Clock, in the Painted Chamber.