Martis, 3 die Decembris, 1678.
Disbanding the Army.
COLONEL Burch reports from the Committee
appointed to draw up Instructions for disbanding the
Forces, That the Committee had agreed upon several
Heads: Which he read in his Place; and afterwards
delivered in the same at the Clerk's Table: Where they
were read; and, upon the Question, agreed.
Resolved, That it be referred to the said Committee
that drew up Instructions for disbanding the Army, or
any Three of them, to prepare and draw up a Bill according to the said Instructions: And that a Clause be
inserted therein, with Penalties, in case they shall not separate and disband by the Day therein to be limited:
And a Clause likewise of Indemnity for their continuing
since they were to have been disbanded: And that Sir
Thomas Clarges, and all the Gentlemen of the Long
Robe, be added to the said Committee: And they are
to meet this Afternoon at Two of the Clock, in the
Ordered, That the Bill for the better Conviction of
Popish Recusants be read To-morrow Morning.
And then the House adjourned till To-morrow
Morning, Eight a Clock.