House of Commons Journal Volume 5
24 August 1647

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 24 August 1647', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 282-283. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25162 Date accessed: 02 October 2014.


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Die Martis, 24 Augusti, 1647.

Prayers.

Message to Lords.

MR. John Corbett, according to Order on Saturday last, Yesterday carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, an Order for Thirty Pounds per Week to maimed Soldiers, out of Haberdashers Hall: An Order for Four hundred Pounds, out of Haberdashers Hall, to Mrs. Issabell Pont Widow: An Order for the Committee of the Militia of London, for putting reduced Officers and Delinquents out of the Lines of Communication: A Letter concerning maimed Soldiers, to be sent to the Judges of Assize, and Justices of Peace: An Order for One thousand Pounds to Captain Plunckett, out of the Excise: An Ordinance for regulating the Sale of Bishops Lands, and expediting the Conveyances thereof: An Ordinance for keeping in godly Ministers placed in Livings by Authority of Parliament: And the Order for the Committee of the Army to go to the Common Council, upon the levying the Month's Pay to the Army: An Ordinance for the Relief of Chester, grievously visited with the Plague.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, &c. That Sir Philip Parker, Mr. Exton, Sir Oliver Luke, and Mr. Nath. Hallowes, Members of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Letter concerning Nicoll.

A Letter from Kingston, of 20 Augusti 1647, from the General, concerning Mr. Anthony Nicoll, was this Day read the First and Second time.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Anthony Nicoll do remain under the same Custody he now stands in, till the House take further Order.

Answer from Lords.

Mr. John Corbett brings Answer of the Message Yesterday appointed to be carried by him to the Lords; That the Lords do agree to the Ordinance for relieving Ministers placed in Livings by Authority of Parliament: To the Order for regulating the Sale of Bishops Lands: To the Order for One thousand Pounds to Captain Plunkett, out of the Excise: To the Order for Four hundred Pounds to Mrs. Pont, out of Haberdashers Hall: To the Order for Thirty Pounds per Week for Relief of maimed Soldiers: To the Ordinance for a Collection for Relief of Chester, grievously visited with the Plague: To the Order requiring the Committee of the Militia of London to put the former Ordinances in Execution, for putting reduced Officers and Malignants out of the Line of Communication, according to the Directions of the said Ordinances.

They do agree, That the Committee of the Army do, this Afternoon, go to the Common Council, concerning the Month's Pay for the Army; and to all other Particulars carried by him for their Concurrence.

Escape of Nicoll.

The Serjeant informed Mr. Speaker, and Mr. Speaker the House, that Mr. Nicoll was escaped away.

Denham, the Serjeant's Man, under whose Custody he was, was called in; and did inform the House, That, upon Mr. Nicoll's passing his Word, that he would not go away, he did permit him to go Abroad; and that he was gone: He did further confess, that he was commanded not to let him go any where out of his Sight.

Ordered, &c. That all the Ports in England and Wales be stopped: And all Officers of Forts, Ports, and Creeks, are required not to suffer Mr. Anthony Nicoll to pass any of the Ports or Creeks.

Resolved, &c. That Mr. Denham, Servant to the Serjeant unto whose Custody Mr. Anthony Nicoll was committed, stand committed for suffering him to escape.

Resolved, &c. That a Warrant do issue, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, to the Serjeant at Arms attending on this House, his Deputy or Deputies, to search for Mr. Anthony Nicoll; and to apprehend and seize him, in any Place where he shall be informed Mr. Nicoll is.

Resolved, &c. That the Pass formerly granted by Order of this House, under Mr. Speaker's Hand, to Mr. Nicoll, be hereby recalled, and avoided.

Violence offered to Parliament.

Mr. Miles Corbett reports from the Committee appointed to examine the Business concerning the Force upon the Houses, on 26 Julii 1647, and concerning the Matter of the Engagement, the Informations given in, upon Oath, concerning Lieutenant Colonel Jeremie Baynes, Colonel William Chapman, Captain * Coxe, Colonel Joseph Vaughan.

A Petition presented to the Lord Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, 24 Julii 1647, was read, styled, The humble Petition of divers well-affected Citizens of the City of London.

A Petition presented to this House by divers young Men, Apprentices, 26 Julii 1647, was likewise read.

The Petition of divers Citizens, to the Common Council, of the 27th of July last; the Heads of a Letter to the Army; and of a Declaration to the Kingdom, presented by Lieutenant Colonel Jeremie Baynes to the Common Council; were read.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve what the Committee has done in the Commitment of Lieutenant Colonel Jeremie Baynes: And that he do stand and continue committed.

Resolved, &c. That, upon this Report from the Committee, there appears Matter sufficient for this House to accuse Lieutenant Colonel Jeremie Baynes of High Treason: And that the Members of this House that are of the Committee do prepare an Impeachment of High Treason accordingly: And that Mr. Prideaux, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Boys, Mr. Dodderiche, and Mr. Reynolds, be added to this Committee, as to this Business.

Resolved, &c. That, upon this Report from the Committee, there appears Matter sufficient for this House to accuse Colonel William Chapman of High Treason: And that the aforesaid Committee do prepare an Impeachment of High Treason, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of what the Committee hath done in the Commitment of Colonel William Chapman: And that he do stand and continue committed.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of what the Committee hath done in the Commitment of Captain Coxe: And that he do stand and continue committed.

Resolved, &c. That, upon this Report from the Committee, there appears Matter sufficient for this House to accuse Colonel Joseph Vaughan of high Crimes and Misdemeanors: and that the aforesaid Committee do prepare an Impeachment of high Crimes and Misdemeanors, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of what the Committee hath done in the Commitment of Colonel Joseph Vaughan: And that he do stand and continue committed.

Army Commissioners.

Resolved, &c. That the Commissioners formerly appointed to reside with the Army, do forthwith repair to the Army and proceed in the Affairs committed unto them, according to their former Instructions.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Excise Debts.

A Petition, styled, The humble Petition of the Company of Brewers of the City of London, and Four Miles Compass of the same, was this Day read.

John Parsons, Abraham Corcellys, Leonard Leonards, Oliver Vaughan, Peter Leonards, John Greate, John James, Robert Haughton, Brewers, who were appointed to pay the respective Sums owing by them to the Excise, by Monday last, or else to shew Cause on this Day, were called in: Being acquainted with the particular Sums that were owing by them to the Receipt of the Excise; and asked, Whether they had paid in their respective Sums; answered, They had not; Being asked, Whether they would pay it; said, if they could receive what was owing to them, they would.

John Parsons, Brewer, was called in by himself: And being demanded, Whether he had paid in his Money according to former Order; answered, He had not paid in the Money, because he hath not received what is owing unto him from his Customers.

Peter Leonards did not appear.

Resolved, &c. That the Brewers aforesaid do pay in the respective Sums due by them to the Excise, by Friday next, peremptorily, to the Commissioners of Excise.

Ordered, &c. That the Commissioners of Excise be hereby required and enjoined, in case the aforesaid Brewers do not pay in the respective Sums of Money by them due to the Excise, by Friday next, to levy the respective Sums so due upon their respective Estates; and, to this Purpose to use the Powers granted by the several Ordinances: And the Committee of Lords and Commons, for the Excise, are desired to give their best Assistance to the Commissioners of Excise, in the levying the said respective Sums upon the Estates of the said Brewers, as Occasion shall require.

The said Brewers were again called in: And Mr. Speaker acquainted them, by the Command of the House, That the House was so far from being satisfied with their Answers, that they suspected something worse to be in it than the bare Non-payment of the Money: That the House required them to pay in the respective Sums due by them, by Friday next, peremptorily; else they must expect the Power of the Ordinances executed upon their Persons and Estates.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, &c. That Mr. Aldworth, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Army Committee.

Ordered, &c. That the Members of this House that are of the Committee of the Army, be enjoined to repair to the Common Council, according to former Order.