Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 4, 1644-1646. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Martis, 23 Junii, 1646.
MR. Whitelocke reports the Amendments to the Ordinance for Settling of divers Lands of the Earl of Worcester's, Parcel of the Manor of Acton, upon Mr. Hugh Peters, Minister: The which were twice read; and, upon the Question, assented unto: And then the Ordinance, upon the Question, passed; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Sir John D' Avers is appointed to carry it to the Lords; and is to put the Lords in mind of the Ordinance concerning Mr. Hill and Mr. Pennoyer; and desire them to expedite the same.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for Irish Affairs, to contract with Mr. Hill and Mr. Pennoyer for any Lands or Estate of the Earl of Worcester's, or of Edward Lord Herbert, and Sir John Somerset, his Sons, mentioned in an Ordinance, formerly passed this House, on the Behalf of the said Mr. Hill and Mr. Pennoyer, and not granted to Mr. Hugh Peters, Minister; or for any other Lands belonging unto any other Delinquents; upon such Security as the House of Commons shall give them, for and in Satisfaction of the Debt due to them from the State.
The House being informed, That Mr. Dell, Chaplain to the General, was at the Door;
He was called in; and delivered a Letter to Mr. Speaker, from the General, with the Articles for Surrender of Oxford, inclosed.
The Letter, from the General, was of 20 Junii 1646; and was read.
The Articles, agreed upon for the Surrender of the Garison of Oxford, were dated 20 Junii 1646; and were likewise read.
A Letter from the General, of 12 Junii 1646, to the Committee of the Army, concerning the Provisions, Fortifications, and Strength of Oxford, was read; and delivered back to Mr. Scawen.
The Articles for Rendering of the Garison of Oxford were read again the Second time.
The Question being propounded, Whether this House doth approve of the Proceedings of the General in the Making of these Articles for and concerning the Rendering of the Garisons of Oxford and Faringdon, and in the Performing of them;
The Question was put, Whether this Question should be now put, or not: And
It passed with the Affirmative.
And then the Question itself being put;
It is Resolved, &c. That this House doth approve of the Proceedings of the General in the Making of these Articles for and concerning the Rendering of the Garisons of Oxford and Faringdon, and in the Performing of them.
Resolved, &c. That these Articles, for and concerning the Rendering of the Garisons of Oxford and Farringdon, be forthwith printed.
Ordered, That a Letter of Thanks be prepared, and signed by Mr. Speaker, and sent to the General, to take notice of his many good and faithful Services, and particularly for This of the Reducing of the Garisons of Oxford and Farringdon.
Mr. Whitelock is appointed to prepare and bring in this Letter.
Ordered, That Sir William Brereton shall have Thanks from this House, for his good and faithful Services in his late Employments in the Reducing of Chester, and other Places.
And Mr. Speaker gave him Thanks from the House for his said Services accordingly.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of Examinations, to consider of the Articles for Surrender of Barnstable; and to state the whole Matter of Fact upon the said Articles, concerning any Suit or Action brought against the late Governor of Barnstable, for any thing done by him in relation to the War.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee for the King's Children, to consider of the Receiving and Providing for of the Person of the Duke of Yorke; and to take care for his Reception and Providing for accordingly.
A Letter from the Committee at Yorke, of 19 Junii 1646, was this Day read.
Ordered, That the Letters and Papers from the North, and the Business appointed for this Day, and not proceeded in, be taken into Consideration on Thursday Morning next, according to the former Order.