[13 November, 1645.]
All that come in from King's quarters to London to report themselves within 5 days to Committee.; Names of Committee.
Whereas Information is given of divers persons that have been
in Arms against the Parliament, and some who have deserted it,
and others that have assisted the Enemy, do resort to the City of
London, or the City of Westminster, and give no accompt of their
coming in or aboad there: The Lords and Commons do Declare
and Ordain, That all such person or persons as have been in
Arms against, or deserted the Parliament, or have adhered to, or
afforded any voluntary aid or assistance to the Enemy, being
now, or hereafter shall be in the City of London, or within the
Line of Communication, shall within five days after the Date
hereof, repair to Colonel Manwaring, Sir David Watkins, Mr.
Aires, Colonel Sowton, Mr. Maurice Thompson, Major
Robert Thompson, Major Vaughan, Major Sallaway, Captain
Jones, Lieutenant Colonel Tailor, Colonel Prince, Captain Coe,
Mr. Corbet, Captain Storey, Mr. Francis Soute, Colonel Bradley,
Mr. William Hiccock, Mr. Ward, Mr. Gabriel Beck, Mr.
Persons neglecting to be dealt with as spies.; Powers of Committee.; Register and Accounts.
Greensmith, Mr. Richard Hill, Mr. Samuel Moyes, Mr.
Hatley, or any three or more of them sitting in a Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, and there enter their Names and
Qualities, and most usual place of aboad, immediatly before and
since the beginning of this War, and also the place of their
Lodging, which they are not to remove without first giving notice
to the said Committee: And it is declared by the Authority
aforesaid, That if any such person or persons shall not enter their
appearance as aforesaid within the time prefixed, they shall be
taken as Spies, and proceeded against by Martial Law accordingly; And all such person or persons beforementioned, as shall
come in to the City of London, or within the Line of Communication after the Date hereof, and shall not within five days after
his or their coming in, enter their appearance as aforesaid, shall
be taken as Spies, and proceeded against by Martial Law accordingly: And the said Committee, or any three or more of them,
are hereby Authorized to sit constantly as a Committee at Goldsmiths Hall, and to take the Examinations, and enter the Names.
Qualities, places of Residence, and Lodgings of all such persons
as shall appear before them; and also shall take notice of the
removals of their Lodgings from time to time: And the said
Committee is hereby required to keep a Register and Accompt
of all such appearances and confessions as shall be made before
them, and to certifie the same to the Committee of Examinations.
Ord. to be published and proclaimed.; Members of both Houses excepted.
And it is hereby further Ordered and Ordained, That this
present Ordinance be speedily Proclaimed and Published in all
usual places within the Cities of London and Westminster, and
the Liberties thereof, and at the respective Courts of Guards,
That so the persons whom it concerns may take notice thereof:
Provided always, that this present Ordinance nor any part
thereof, shall not extend to any Peer of this Realm, or Member
of Parliament; But that they shall make their Addresses to the
Speakers of the respective Houses, within the time limited in
this Ordinance, in case they have not formerly been taken notice
of in the respective Houses.