New-Babels CONFUSION. OR, Severall Votes of the Commons Assembled in PARLIAMENT; Against certain PAPERS, ENTITULED, The Agreement of the PEOPLE for a firm and present Peace upon grounds of Common Right. Delivered to them in the Name of all the Freeborn People of ENGLAND.

ORdered by the Commons assembled in Parliament, That these VOTES be forthwith Printed and Published.

H. Elsynge, Cler' Parl' D. Com'.

London, Printed for Edward Husband, Printer to the Honourable House of Commons▪ 1647; And re-Printed for Michael Spark at the blue-Bible in Green-arbor, 1649.

Reader,

PEruse the ensuing Votes, and then subscribe the new intended Repre­sentative, or Agreement of the People, without perjury and breach of Cove­nant, if thou canst; being thrice by the House of Commons, and once by both Houses adjudged and declared to be destru­ctive to the being of Parliaments, and to the fundamentall Government of the Kingdom, which thou both by the Protestation, and Solemn League and Covenant art obli­ged inviolably to maintain: and no lesse then High Treason, as was adjudged this very Parliament by both Houses, in the Cases of Strafford and Can­terbury, who lost both their Heads for endeavouring to subvert the Liberties and Freedom of Parliaments, and the fundamentall Government of the Kingdom: of whose Treasons these must certainly be more deeply guilty, who shall promote and set up this Agree­ment, after these Votes of both Houses against it.

William Prynne.

Die Martis, 9 Novemb. 1647.

A Paper directed, To the su­preme Authority of the Nation, the Commons in Parliament assembled, and styled, The just and earnest Petition of those whose Names are subscribed, in behalf of themselves and all the Free born People of England; Together with a printed Paper annexed, entituled, An Agreement of the People for a firm and present Peace, upon Grounds of Common Right, were read.

Resolved, &c. That the matters contained in these Papers, are DESTRUCTIVE TO THE BEING OF PAR­LIAMENTS, [Page 4] and TO THE FUNDAMENTALL GO­VERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM.

Resolved, &c. That a Letter be sent to the Generall, and these Papers inclosed, together with the Vote of this House upon them: And that he be desired to examine the pro­ceeding of this business in the Army, and return an accompt hereof to this House.

Die Martis, 23 Novemb. 1647.

A Petition directed, to the Su­preme authority of England, the Commons in Parliament as­sembled, and entituled, The humble Petition of many Free born People of England, sent in a Letter directed to Mr. Speaker, and opened by a [Page 5] Committee thereunto appointed was read the first and second time.

Resolved upon the Question, That this Petition is a Seditious and Contemptuous avowing and prosecution of a former Petition and Paper, annexed, styled, An agreement of the People, formerly adjudged by this House, TO BE DESTRUCTIVE TO THE BEING OF PARLIAMENTS, and FUNDAMENTAL GOVERN­MENT OF THE KINGDOM.

Resolved, &c. That Thomas Prince Cheesemonger, and Samuel Chidley, be forthwith committed prisoners to the Prison of the Gatehouse, there to remain prisoners during the pleasure of this House, for a [Page 6] Seditious and Contemptuous avowing and prosecution of a former Petition and Paper annexed, stiled, An agreement of the People, formerly adjudged by this House, TO BE DESTRUCTIVE TO THE BEING OF PARLIA­MENTS, and FUNDAMENTAL GO­VERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM.

Resolved, &c. That Jeremy Ives, Thomas Tay­lor▪ and William Larner, be forth­with committed to the Prison of Newgate, there to remain prisoners during the pleasure of this House, for a seditious and contemptuous avowing and prosecution of a former Petition and Paper annexed, styled, An A­greement of the People, formerly adjudged by this House TO BE DESTRUCTIVE TO THE BEING OF PARLIAMENTS, [Page 7] and FUNDAMENTALL GO­VERNMENT OF THE KING­DOM.

Resolved, &c. That a Letter be prepared and sent to the Generall, taking notice of his proceedings in the execution, according to the Rules of Warre (of a mutinous person) at the Rendezvouz near Ware, and to give him thanks for it; and to desire him to prosecute the Examina­tions of that business to the bottom, and to bring such guilty persons as he shall think fit, to condign and exemplary punishment.

Resolved, &c. That the Votes upon the former Pe­tition and Agreement annexed, and [Page 8] likewise the Votes and Proceedings up­on this Petition be forthwith printed and published.

H. Elsynge, Cler' Parl' D. Com'.

AFter this both Houses of Parliament by an Ordinance of Decemb. 17. 1647. concerning the choosing of Com­mon-Councel-men and other Officers of the City of London, Ordained, That no person whatsoever who hath continued, abetted, or perswaded or entred into that Engagement, enti­tuled, The Agreement of the people, declared TO BE DESTRUCTIVE TO THE BEING OF PARLIAMENT, and FUNDAMENTALL GOERNMENT OF THE KINGDOM; shall for the space of one whole year, to be accompted from the 15 of December, 1647. be elected, chosen, or, put into the Office or place of Lord Major of the City of London, or of Alderman, Sheriff, Deputy of a Ward, or Common-Councel-man of the said City, nor shall have voice in the election of any such Officers.

These Votes and Ordinances were passed whiles the eleven Members, and most of the Presbyterians were secluded and absent from the House, by Lievtenant General Crumwel, Ireton, and the Independent-party, who now endevour to set up that very Agreement, which they then thus deemed and censured.

William Prynne.
FINIS.

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