House of Commons Journal Volume 5
24 September 1647

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'House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 24 September 1647', Journal of the House of Commons: volume 5: 1646-1648 (1802), pp. 315-316. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=25183 Date accessed: 22 September 2014.


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Die Veneris, 24 Septembris, 1647.

PRAYERS.

Guernsey.

ORDERED, That the Report and Ordinance concerning the Isle of Guernsey, be made and read Tomorrow Morning the first Business.

Sussex Petition.

The humble Petition of divers Gentlemen, Freeholders, and other Inhabitants of the County of Sussex, was this Day read: And

It is Ordered, That that Part of the Petition as complains of the Miscarriage of some Officers of the Army at Lewes, towards one Louer, a Yeoman, of the County of Sussex, be referred to the General, to do Justice, according as he shall find the Cause, upon Examination: And that he do give a speedy Account of his Proceedings herein to the House.

Issue for Ireland.

Ordered, That the Sum of Twenty thousand Pounds, charged upon the Excise, and appointed for the Service of Lemster, by a former Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, be issued by the Treasurers appointed to receive the same, upon such Warrant or Warrants as they shall receive, from time to time, from the Committee for the Affairs of Ireland, at Derby House.

The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.

Reports deferred.

Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the next Business after the Report concerning Guernsey, the Reports from the Committee of the Admiralty, and from the Committee of the Navy, be made and considered.

Message to Lords.

Sir John Temple carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for the Issuing out of Twenty thousand Pounds, charged upon the Excise for Lempster: An Ordinance for adding Mr. Peregrine Pelham and Mr. George Fenwick to the Commissioners at Goldsmiths Hall: An Order . . . . the Sum of Two hundred Pounds, upon the Moiety of the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, for Repair of Margarett's Church, Westminster: An Order for charging the Sum of a Thousand Pounds upon the Moiety of the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall, for the Garison of Windsore Castle.

Violence to Parliament.

Mr. Miles Corbett and Mr. Thomas Scott did report the Proceedings and Transactions, in general, of the Common Council, and Committee of the Militia, in reference to the late Force upon the Houses; and the raising of a new War: And then reported the State of the Evidences and Proofs against some more particularly concerned in these Proceedings; viz. Sir John Gayer, Alderman Langham, Alderman Adams, Alderman James Bunce, Alderman Cullam, Alderman Witham.

Resolved, &c. That the Door be kept shut.

The Serjeant is appointed to call in the Members that are lately gone out.

Resolved, &c. That there appears Matter sufficient to accuse Sir John Gayer Knight, Mayor of the City of London, of High Treason: And that he be impeached of High Treason accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That Sir John Gayer Knight, Mayor of the City of London, be forthwith committed Prisoner to the Tower of London, for High Treason; and, in particular, for countenancing and abetting that Force and Tumult that was brought down and used against the House of Commons, the Twenty-sixth of July last: And This in order to his Trial.

Resolved, &c. That there appears Matter sufficient to accuse James Bunce, Alderman of the City of London, of High Treason: And that he . . impeached of High Treason, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That James Bunce, Alderman of the City of London, be forthwith committed Prisoner to the Tower of London, for High Treason; and, in particular, for countenancing and abetting the Force and Tumult brought down and used against the House of Commons, on the Twenty-sixth of July last: And this in order to his Trial.

Resolved, &c. That there appears Matter sufficient to accuse Thomas Cullam, Alderman, and now Sheriff of the City of London, of High Treason: And that he be impeached of High Treason, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That Thomas Cullam, Alderman, and now Sheriff of the City of London, be forthwith committed Prisoner to the Tower of London, for High Treason; and, in particular, for countenancing and abetting the Force and Tumult brought down and used against the House of Commons, on the Twenty-sixth of July last: And this in order to his Trial.

Resolved, &c. That there appears Matter sufficient to accuse John Langham, Alderman of the City of London, of High Treason: And that he be impeached of High Treason, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That John Langham, Alderman of the City of London, be forthwith committed Prisoner to the Tower of London, for High Treason: And this in order to his Trial.

Resolved, &c. That there appears Matter sufficient to impeach Thomas Adams, Alderman of the City of London, of High Treason: And that he be impeached of High Treason, accordingly.

Resolved, &c. That Thomas Adams, Alderman of the City of London, be forthwith committed Prisoner to the Tower of London, for High Treason: And This in order to his Trial.

Ordered, That the Committee formerly appointed to examine the Force upon the Houses, to whom it is referred to prepare the Impeachments against Lieutenant Colonel Baines, and others, do likewise prepare and bring in, on Monday next, Impeachments of High Treason, against Sir John Gayer Knight, Mayor of the City of London; James Bunce, Alderman of the City of London; Thomas Cullam, Alderman, and now Sheriff of the City of London; John Langham and Thomas Adams, Aldermen of the City of London.

Answer from Lords.

Sir John Temple brings Answer, That the Lords do agree to all the Ordinances carried by him.

Violence to Parliament.

Ordered, That, To-morrow Morning, the House do proceed in the Report from the Committee appointed to examine the Force upon the Houses, &c.