House of Commons Journal Volume 5
9 August 1647

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 9 August 1647', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 270. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25152 Date accessed: 22 October 2014.


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Die Lunæ, 9 Augusti, 1647.

Prayers.

Acts passed since Violence to Parliament.

AN ordinance sent from the lords, 6 Augusti 1647, to make void all Acts, Orders, and Ordinances, sithence the Violence offered to the Parliament, till the Return of both Speakers, was, according to former Order, read the Second time this Day, the first Business.

Message from Lords.

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

The Lords have made a Declaration for the Vindication of Sir Thomas Fairfaxe's Army; wherein they desire your Concurrence.

They have sent you an Ordinance concerning the Reformadoes going out of Town; to which they desire your Concurrence.

Declaration &c. to be read.

Ordered, That the Declaration and Ordinance, now sent from the Lords, be read To-morrow Morning, the first Business.

Answer to Lords.

Resolved, &c. That Answer shall be returned by this House, unto this Message, by Messengers of their own.

Answer returned by the same Messengers;

The House hath considered your Message; and will send Answer thereunto by Messengers of their own.

Acts passed since Violence to Parliament.

Resolved, &c. That the Ordinance for making void all Acts, Orders, and Ordinances, sithence the Violence offered to the Parliament, till the Return of both Speakers, be committed.

Resolved, &c. That the House be forthwith resolved into a Grand Committee, to take into Consideration this Ordinance.

Mr. Speaker left the Chair.
Mr. Miles Corbett called to the Chair.
Mr. Speaker resumed the Chair.

Mr. Miles Corbett reports from the Grand Committee, to whom the Ordinance, sent from the Lords, to make void all Acts, Orders, and Ordinances, since the Violence offered to the Parliament, till the Return of the Speakers, was committed, a Resolution, in hæc verba; viz.

Resolved, &c. That there was a visible, insolent, and actual Force upon the Houses of Parliament, on Monday the 26th of July last:

That all Acts and Votes of the said Houses then done and passed, during that Force and Violence; viz. concerning the Militia of London; the Declaration against the Engagement; and for the King's Coming; be declared void from that time: And

That a Declaration be drawn; and these Votes to be Part thereof.

And the Question being put, To agree with the Committee in this Resolution;

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Arthur Hasilrige, Tellers for the Yea: 95.
Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, With the Yea,
Sir Ralph Ashton, Tellers for the Noe: 94.
Mr. Gewen, With the Noe,

Mr. Rolle, Sir Anthony Irby, and Mr. Ashhurst, who were present at the Putting of the Question, and yet withdrew into the Committee Chamber, and affirmed they were not told, being required, declared in the Negative.

Thereupon Mr. Speaker declared, That the Question passed with the Negative.