Die Dominico, 1 Augusti, 1647; Post Meridiem.
ORDERED, That the additional Ordinance that
enlarges the Power of the Militia, and the Ordinance by
which the Committee of the Safety sits and acts; and
the Ordinance that revives it; be forthwith printed and
Publishing Declaration of City.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the
Order, made by the Committee of the Safety, for the
publishing and directing to be read in the several Churches
and Chapels, the Declaration, intituled, "A Declaration
of the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Commons, of the City
of London, in Common Council assembled."
Ordered, That a Committee be appointed to prepare
and bring in an Ordinance, To-morrow Morning, to enable the Committee of the Safety, and the Committee of
the Militia of London, or either of them, to secure and
disarm all such Persons as shall discover their Disaffection
to the present Safety and Defence of the Parliament and
City; and likewise all such Persons as they shall have just
Grounds to suspect to be disaffected, as aforesaid.
It is further Ordered, That, upon Emergency of any
imminent Danger, the Committee of the Safety, and the
Committee of the Militia of the City of London, or either
of them, shall have Power to act according to this Order,
in the mean time, till an Ordinance can pass.
Mr. Holles, Mr. Gott, Colonel Copley, Mr. Fowell, Mr.
Baynton, Mr. Stevens, or any Two of them, are appointed
to prepare an Ordinance to this Purpose.
Answer from Lords.
Mr. James Herbert brings Answer, That the Lords do
agree to the Ordinance, carried to them last Night, to enable the Committee of the Militia to set fines on those
who refuse to bring in their Horses; and likewise on Soldiers, if they do not appear at Beat of Drum.
Resolved, &c. That the Persons authorized to seize and
list Horses, for Defence of the Parliament and City, shall
have, and hereby have, Power, in case of Refusal and
Denial, to break open Locks and Doors.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
An Ordinance for authorizing the Trinity House to raise
and list Mariners was this day read the First and Second
time; and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be
sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Declaration of Parliament.
Mr. Walker, Colonel Copley, Mr. Gewen, Mr. Ashurst,
Sir Edward Partheriche, or any Two of them, are appointed
to prepare a Declaration, and to bring it in To-morrow
Morning, to be sent to the Committee of Kent, and to all
other Counties; to represent unto them the State the Parliament is in; the Considerations that forced them to elect
a new Speaker; the Designs and Carriages of the Army
towards the Parliament and City; the Vote that explains
the Power given to the General over the Land Forces, &c.
the Letter written to Sir Thomas Fairefax, not to come
nearer than Thirty Miles of London with his Army; and
to desire the Compliance and Assistance of the Counties to
the Parliament: And the Care of this Business is more
particularly referred to Mr. Walker.
Declaration concerning the King.
Resolved, &c. That the Declaration passed both Houses,
for his Majesty's coming to such Place as both Houses
shall appoint, be forthwith printed and published.
Letters to the King, &c.
Sir Wm. Lewes, Mr. Oldesworth, and Sir Philip Percivall, are to prepare Letters to be sent to the King, the
Commissioners with the King, the Commissioners with the
Army, and Sir Thomas Fairefax; and therein to inclose
the Vote of both Houses, for his Majesty's coming to such
Place as both Houses shall appoint.
Resolved, &c. That an Addition be made to the Letter, written to Sir Thomas Fairefax, to require an Obedience unto the Vote, passed both Houses, for his Army
not to come nearer than Thirty Miles of London.
They are likewise, in the Letter to the Commissioners
with the Army, to signify unto them the State of the
House, in relation to the Necessity that enforced the House,
for Preservation of the Authority of the Parliament, to
nominate a Speaker; the late Speaker having withdrawn
himself from the House: And Mr. Gewen is added to this
Mr. John Southwood, of London, was called to the Bar
of the House; and there made a Relation of some certain
Troopers of Sir Thomas Fairefax, who had slain some
Troopers of Sir Robert Pye's near Deptford.
Ordered, That Power be given to the Committee of
Safety to grant Commissions to all such Commanders
and Officers of Horse, Foot, and Dragoons, as they shall
think fit, for the Service of the King, Kingdom, and City,
and Safety thereof, according to the Power given them
by Ordinance of Parliament.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Message to Lords.
Mr. * Herbert carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, an Ordinance, giving Power to the Trinity House
to raise Mariners and Seamen, for the Defence of the
King, Kingdom, Parliament, and City: An Order for the
Persons that have Power to seize Horses, to have Power to
break open Locks and Doors: And an Order, giving
Power to the Committee of Safety to grant Commissions
to Commanders and Officers.
Mr. * Herbert brings Answer that the Lords do agree
to the several Orders carried up by him to them.
Letter to Fairefax.
A Letter to Sir Thomas Fairefax, for his Army not to
come within Thirty Miles of London, and for not hindering his Majesty's coming to such Place as both Houses
shall appoint, was twice read; and ordered to be sent to
the Lords for their Concurrence.
Ordered That it be referred to the Committee of the
Safety, to take Care for the Quartering of the Forces that
came off from the Army, and were designed for Ireland;
and afterwards ordered to be disbanded, and are not yet
disbanded; and to make use of them, as they shall see Occasion, for the Defence of King, Parliament, and City.