Die Mercurii, 3 Novembris, 1647.
THIS Day, according to former Order, those Members that were absent upon the last Call of the House,
and whose Excuses were not then admitted, were this
Day again Called over.
Ordered, That Mr. Trefusis have his Twenty Pounds
restored unto him.
Mr. Kekewiche was absent.
Ordered, That Mr. Perose have his Twenty Pounds
restored unto him.
Ordered, That Mr. Francis Buller have his Twenty
Pounds restored unto him.
Ordered, That Mr. Henry Wills have his Twenty
Pounds restored unto him.
Resolved, &c. That those Members that were absent
at the last Call of the House, and do appear this Day,
and had Leave for their Absence, shall have their respective Twenty Pounds restored unto them.
The Question was propounded, That such Members
as shall be absent when the House shall be Called, shall
forfeit the Sum of Twenty Pounds:
And the Question being put, Whether this Question
shall be now put;
The House was divided.
The Noes went forth.
Sir Michaell Livesay,
||Tellers for the Yea:
|Sir John Curson,
||With the Yea,
||Tellers for the Noe:
|Mr. James Fienis,
||With the Noe,
So that the Question passed with the Negative.
Mr. Samuell Clerk, excused; Sir Francis Drake, excused; Mr. Alderman Hoyle, excused; Sir John Wray,
excused Æ;grot'; Mr. John Blakiston, excused; Mr. Heveningham, excused; Sir Thomas Jercoise, excused; Mr.
Clement Walker, excused.
Propositions to the King.
Resolved, &c. That Three Lords, and Six Members of
this House, be of the Quorum, in the Committee for
reducing the Propositions into Form.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
Mr. Swynfen is appointed to go with this Message.
Mr. Thomas Hodges, excused Æ;grot'; Sir Thomas Pelham, excused Æ;grot'; Sir Nevile Poole, excused Æ;grot'.
Propositions to the King.
Mr. Swynfen brings Answer, That the Lords do agree
to the Quorum, in the Committee for reducing the Propositions into Form, to be Three Lords, and Six of the
House of Commons.
Ordered, That, on Saturday Morning next, the first
Business, the Ordinance for the Relief and Employment
of the Poor, and Punishment of the Vagrants, and other
disorderly Persons, be read the Second time: And that,
in the next Place, the Ordinance concerning Layton
Bussard be read.
Tonage and Poundage.
Ordered, That the Report, now made by Mr. Miles
Corbett, concerning the Bill of Tonage and Poundage, be
re-committed to the Grand Committee, upon the whole
Debate now had in the House hereupon: And that the
Grand Committee do meet upon it on Saturday Morning
next, at Eight of Clock, the first Business.
Ordered, That the Reports concerning Ireland, be
made by Mr. Green and Mr. John Stephens To-morrow
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That Sir Wm. Armyn, a Member of this
House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.
The Alterations and Additions, formerly sent from the
Lords to the Ordinance concerning Guernsey, Sark, and
Alderney, were read; and, upon the Question, assented
unto: And the Ordinance, so amended, upon the Question, passed.
Mayor of Maidston.
Ordered, That the whole Business concerning the Election of the Mayor of Maidston, be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of Lords and Commons for
Indemnity, to whom the Cases concerning the Election of
Officers by Ordinance, is referred: Who are to consider
of the whole Business; and to apply Remedy, in case it
be within the Power of the said Committee; otherwise,
to state and report the Business to the House.
It is further Ordered, That the Letter from the Committee of Kent, from Maidston, of 2 Novembris, 1647,
be referred likewise to the Consideration of the same
Ordered, That the Petition of Captain Thomas Plunkett
be referred to the Consideration of the Committee of the
Navy, to make due Satisfaction and Payment to the
Petitioner, in such Manner as they shall think just and
Whereas by an Ordinance of both Houses of Parliament, of the First of October 1647, Richard Wilcox, Henry
Broad, Nicholas Bond, and James Prince, Gentlemen, or
any Two of them, were authorized to examine and determine the Accompts of certain Persons therein mentioned,
according to the Rules and Instructions which passed both
Houses the Eight-and-twentieth of May last; and were
required to dispatch the same; to the end the Persons to
be lifted might receive such present Relief as is therein
expressed: And whereas the said Committee do find, that
the said Persons to be lifted cannot at present produce
such Evidence to make good their Arrears, as the said
Instructions do require: It is hereby Ordered, That the
said Committee, or any Two of them, do proceed to
examine by the Muster Rolls, or by the best means which
at present they can, such Certificates and Papers of the
aforesaid Persons to be inlisted, as the said Persons already
have, or are able at present to produce, to make good
their Demands; deducting for Free Quarter, in such
Cases, and according to such Rates, as are mentioned in
the said Instructions; and so to present a List or Lists
thereof, under their Hands, to the Parliament, together
with the Proofs.
Ordered, That the Sum of Nine hundred Pounds, remaining at Weavers Hall, be borrowed and secured, and
repaid out of the first Monies of the Ten thousand Pounds
formerly charged upon the Receipts at Goldsmiths Hall;
and assigned to the Relief of poor indigent Persons: And
that the said sum of Nine hundred Pounds be paid unto
Mr. Greenhill, Mr. Pocock, Treasurers, appointed by
former Ordinance for Officers, to be distributed according
to the former Orders made to the said Treasurers: And
the Treasurers at Weavers Hall are hereby required to
issue forth and pay the said Nine hundred Pounds to the
said Treasurers, to be disposed of as aforesaid: And that
the Acquittance of the said Treasurers shall be a sufficient
Warrant and Discharge to the Treasurers at Weavers
Hall, for the Payment of the said Sum of Nine hundred
Ordered, That the Lords Concurrence be desired
Articles of Truro.
Resolved, &c. That the Lords Concurrence be desired
in the Approbation and Allowance of the Articles of
Ordered, That Mr. Sallwey do, To-morrow, go to the
Lords, to desire their Approbation of the Articles of
Truro; and further desire them to give Expedition to
such Ordinances concerning Delinquents, as are sent to
them from this House.
Ordered, That the Report concerning the Petition of
Sir Thomas Maleverer be made To-morrow Morning.
Upon the humble Petition of the Owners and Adventurers upon the Ship Loyalty, of London, whereof John
Durson is Commander, intending a Voyage to the East
It is Ordered, That the said Petitioners shall have Liberty
to transport and pass, upon the said Ship the Loyalty,
bound, as aforesaid, in a Voyage to the East Indies, the
Value of Six thousand Pounds, in Foreign Coin, and Foreign
Bullion of Silver: And that the Commissioners of the Customs do permit the said Foreign Coin, and Foreign Bullion,
to the Value of Six thousand Pounds, to be transported
and passed upon the said Ship Loyalty, accordingly.