Die Veneris, 1 Octobris, 1647.
Leave of Absence.
ORDERED, That Mr. Oxenden, a Member of this
House, who is very sick, shall have Leave to go into
the Country for Recovery of his Health.
Cursitor of Northampton, &c.
The humble Petition of Charles Latham Gentleman,
Cursitor of the Counties of Northampton and Nottingham,
was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That the Petition and Petitioner be referred to the Commissioners of the Great Seal: Who
are desired to take the Matters, represented in the Petition, into speedy Consideration; to call all Parties concerned before them; and, if they see Cause, to restore the
Petitioner to the Place of Cursitor of the Counties of
Northampton and Nottingham; otherwise to make Report
of the Case, How they find it, to the House.
Cursitor of Chancery.
Ordered, That the Consideration of the whole Case and
Business, concerning Mr. Richard Monies, one of the
Cursitors of Chancery, be referred to the Consideration
of the Commissioners of the Great Seal: Who are desired
to take it into speedy Consideration; to call all Parties
concerned before them; and, if they shall see Cause, to
restore the said Richard Moneyes unto his Place of Cursitor; otherwise to make Report of the Case, How they
find it, to the House.
An Ordinance for inlisting and stating the Accompts of
reduced Officers, and Widows of Officers and Soldiers
slain in the Service of the Parliament, was this Day read;
and, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent
to the Lords for their Concurrence.
Tonage and Poundage.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for Tonage and Poundage
be read the Second time To-morrow Morning, the first
Ordered, That the Committee of the Army shall have
Power to pay unto Captain Gardiner, a Member of this
House, the Arrears due unto him, for his Entertainment
in the Service of the Parliament.
Ordered, That the Book of Accompts delivered in by
Auditor Broad and Auditor Wilcox, concerning the Payment of the Twenty-eight thousand Pounds to divers
reduced and reformed Officers, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee who prepared and brought in
the Ordinance aforesaid, for inlisting and stating the Accompts of reduced Officers; with the Addition of Colonel
Sydenham, Colonel Bossevile, Colonel Puresoy, Captain
Gardiner, Colonel Gurdon, Colonel Barker, Colonel
Norton, Major Scott, Colonel Thornhagh, Major Lister,
Colonel Ashton, Colonel Thompson, Colonel Edwards
ambo, Sir Walter Erle, Mr. Marten, Mr. Stapilton, Mr.
John Browne, Mr. Swynsen, Colonel Rainborough, or any
Five of them: Who are to examine and find out the Frauds
and Abuses that have been put upon the Parliament in
the Payment of those Monies; by whom those Abuses
have been occasioned and committed; and to whom any
Monies, in such an abusive Way, have been paid.
They are further to consider, How Monies may be
raised, for the satisfying such Persons who shall have Monies due upon their Return of the Accompts stated by the
Persons appointed by the Ordinance this Day read, and
passed: And they are to meet upon this Business this Afternoon at Three of Clock, in the Exchequer Chamber;
and so de die in diem: And have Power to send for Parties, Witnesses, Papers, Records: And are to report
their Opinions upon the whole Matters to the House, with
all convenient Speed.
Violence to Parliament.
Mr. Selden, Mr. Miles Corbett, Mr. Edward Ash, Mr.
Marten, Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, Mr. Nath. Fienis,
Sir Walter Erle, Colonel Birch, Mr. Lisle, Mr. Franc.
Allen, Sir Henry Vane junior, Mr. Scawen, Mr. Povey,
Mr. Knightley, Sir Wm. Armyn, Mr. Swynsen, Colonel
Leigh, Mr. Maynard, Sir Wm. Massam, Mr. Rous,
This Committee, or any Three of them, are appointed
to prepare a Declaration, upon the Debate had in the
House, touching the Business reported from the Committee appointed to examine the late Force upon the
Houses; What was done in pursuance thereof; the Endeavours to raise a new War; and the Engagement,
declared against by both Houses: And are to meet upon
it this Afternoon at Three of Clock, in the Exchequer
Chamber; and to bring it in with all convenient Speed:
And the Care of this Business is more particularly referred
to Mr. Selden.
Gratuity to Artillery.
Ordered, That the Gratuity formerly appointed to be
bestowed upon the Non-commissioned Officer and common Soldier of the Army, shall extend likewise to the
Train of Artillery: And that the Committee of the Army
do give Order to the Treasurers at War, herein, accordingly.
Ordered, That Colonel Bossevile, Mr. Weaver, Mr.
Annesley, and Colonel Jephson, be added to the Committee formerly appointed for disposing the Monies
collected and given for Relief of such poor English
Protestants as are come out of Ireland.
Mr. Knightley carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for stating the Accompts of divers
reduced Officers, and others, mentioned in the said
Upon Mr. Miles Corbett' Report, from the Committee
for the Tower;
It is Ordered, That Mr. Thomas Connisby, now Prisoner
in the Tower, be removed to the Prison of Peter House:
That Sir Winckfield Boddenham, and Mr. Thomas Violett, now Prisoners in the Tower, be removed to the
That Sir William Moreton, now Prisoner in the Tower,
be removed to the Prison of Peter House:
That Sir Henry Vaughan, and Sir John Morley, now
Prisoners in the Tower, be removed to the Prison of the
That Thomas Lunsford, now Prisoner in the Tower, be
removed to the Prison of Peter House:
That Major Slaughter, now Prisoner in the Tower, be
removed to the King's Bench Prison.
That Mr. Hamilton, now a Prisoner in the Tower, be
removed to the Compter in Southwark:
Mr. Miles Corbett reported the Articles of Impeachment of High-Treason against Lieutenant Colonel Jeremy
Banes: The which were read; and, upon the Question,
assented unto; and were as followeth; viz.
Articles of the Commons, assembled in Parliament, in
Maintenance of their Impeachment against Lieutenant
Colonel Jeremy Banes; whereby he stands charged
of High Treason.
1. FIRST, That the said Jeremy Banes hath maliciously
and traiterously endeavoured, combined and conspired to
subvert the Freedom of Parliament.
2. That he hath maliciously and traiterously plotted and
endeavoured to foment and raise a new War, tending to
the utter Destruction both of Parliament and Kingdom.
3. That, for the better Advancing of his traiterous
Purpose, did, with divers others in the City of London,
traiterously and wickedly set on Foot, and enter into a
mischievous desperate Vow and Engagement; being
against the Freedom of Parliament, the Liberty of this
Nation, and tending to the Raising of a new War against
the Parliament, and their Army.
4. And, in farther Pursuance of his said traiterous
Purposes and Designs, did, on the Twenty-sixth of July
last, abet, aid, and assist, a tumultuous Confluence of
Apprentices, and other dissolute and desperate Persons,
to commit a most horrid and unheard-of Violence upon
both Houses of Parliament.
By which Actions, Designs and Endeavours, he hath
traiterously laboured to ruin and destroy the Parliaments
and Kingdom: For the which they do impeach him of
High Treason against the King, his Crown and Dignity.
And the said Commons, by Protestation, saving to
themselves the Liberty of exhibiting, at any Time hereafter, any other Accusation or Impeachment against the
said Lieutenant Colonel Banes; and also of replying to
the Answers that the said Lieutenant Colonel Banes shall
make to the said Articles, or to any of them; and of
offering farther Proof also of the Premises, or any of
them; or of any other Impeachment or Accusation that
shall be exhibited by them, as the Cause shall, according
to the Course of Parliament, require; do pray, That the
said Lieutenant Colonel Banes may be put to answer to
all and every the Premises; and that such Proceedings,
Examination, Tryal, and Judgment, may be upon every
of them had and used, as is agreeable to Law and Justice.
Mr. Miles Corbett reports the Form of a Proclamation
for calling in divers Persons, Actors or Abettors in the
late horrid Force and Violence upon the Houses: The
which was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto;
and was as followeth; viz.
Violence to Parliament.
The Lords and Commons in Parliament assembled,
having put into a Way of Inquiry and Examination
the late horrid and violent Force done to both Houses of
Parliament, upon the Twenty-sixth of July last past; to
the Intent that due and exemplary Punishment might be
inflicted upon the Contrivers, and some of the chief Actors
thereof, according to their Demerits; and having received clear Proof, That the Persons following, viz. Thomas Carill, Bartholomew West, Richard Rumney, Ralph
Hooker, John Milton junior, James Studley, Henry Coltherst, Richard Fortye, Wm. Drake Son of Roger Drake
of Cheapside, * Brooke Apprentice or Servant to Mr.
Barker of Helen's, John Hartley, and Daniell Hill, were
principal Actors in that Treason and Conspiracy; which
said Persons have sithence absented themselves from their
usual Places of Abode, and cannot be found to be brought
to a present Tryal: The said Lords and Commons do
Ordain and Declare; and be it, by Authority of Parliament, Ordained and Declared, That the Lord Mayor
and Sheriffs of the City of London, and all other Mayors,
Sheriffs, Justices of Peace, Bailiffs, Constables, and
Headboroughs, and all other Headboroughs, and all
other Officers whatsoever, as well within Liberties as
without, within the Kingdom of England, and Dominion
of Wales, shall and may, and are hereby strictly charged
and required to make strict Search in their respective Liberties and Jurisdictions, and inquire for the said Thomas
Carill, Bartholomew West, Richard Romney, Ralph Hooker,
John Milton junior, James Studley, Henry Coltherst, Richard
Fortye, Wm. Drake Son to Roger Drake of Cheapside, *
Brook Apprentice or Servant to Mr. Barker of Helen's,
John Hartley, and Daniel Hill: And in case they, or any
of them, are found, then to apprehend them, and commit
to safe Custody in the next common Gaol; and forthwith
thereof to give notice unto the Speakers of the Houses of
Parliament, or either of them; and to keep them in
such Gaol, until they receive farther Direction from both
or either of the Houses of Parliament: And, if any
Person or Persons, after Publication and Notice hereof,
knowing the said Persons above-named, shall receive,
harbour, relieve, or entertain them, or any of them; that
all such Persons, and every of them, so receiving, harbouring, relieving, or entertaining any of the abovenamed
Persons, shall be reputed and adjudged, and accordingly
punished, as Persons that do receive, harbour, relieve,
entertain, and abet Traitors and Enemies to the Parliament and State.
Delinquents not to hold Offices.
An Ordinance for disabling all Persons, Delinquents,
specified in the said Ordinance, to bear any Office in any
City, Borough, or Town Corporate; or to be elected to
any Office; and to take away the Power of Election
to any Office from any such Delinquent, was read; and,
upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be
sent to the Lords for their Concurrence.