Journal of the House of Commons: Volume 5, 1646-1648. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1802.
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Die Martis, 22 Februarii, 1647.
Duke of Yorke, &c.
A LETTER from the Duke of Yorke, of the Twentieth of this instant February, whereby he engages his Honour and Faith never to engage himself any more in such Business; and also the Confession of the said Duke, under his Hand, upon his Examination by a Committee of Lords and Commons at Derby House; and the Duke of York's Letter decyphered, with the said Letter annexed; and also an Order from the Committee at Derby House, of the One-and-twentieth of February 1647, for the Making of this Report; were all this Day read.
Ordered, That the Earl of Northumberland be desired to take the best care he can of the Duke of Yorke, and the rest of the King's Children, and continue them still under his Charge and Care.
Ordered, That the Earl of Northumberland be desired to put from attending the Duke, and the King's Children, all such Persons that he shall suspect to be any ways illaffected to the Parliament.
Ordered, That the former Order be put in due Execution, the which restrains all People that have been in Arms, or adhered to the King in this War against the Parliament, from coming to or speaking with the Duke, or others of the King's Children: And that the said Lord be desired to give Order to all his Servants, and the Servants that attend the King's Children, to take care, that the said Order be duly observed. And the said Servants are hereby required to take care, that no such Persons do come to, or speak with the Duke, or any of the King's Children; and that they do acquaint the Earl of Northumberland, or this House, forthwith, if any such have Resort to the King's Children: And the said Servants are enjoined to be careful herein, as they will answer the contrary to the Parliament.
Ordered, That the Committee of the Revenue do take effectual Care, that such Monies as are payable to the Earl of Northumberland for the King's Children, and himself, be put into a constant and settled Way of Payment.
Ordered, That Mr. Crew do acquaint the Duke of York, That this House has received from the Committee at Derby House, a Report concerning a Letter written from him to the King, and his Answer, taken by some of that Committee: They have likewise received a Letter, subscribed by himself, of the Twentieth of this instant February; and have condescended to indulge so much to the Engagements and Ingenuity expressed in his Letter, and to the tenderness of his Years, as to pass by all such other Resolutions as they might justly take up; and to desire the Earl of Northumberland, that he would still continue, under his Care, him, and the rest of the King's Children
Ordered, That, on Saturday Morning next, the House do proceed in the Report of the Business touching the Civilians.
Ordered, That the Ordinance concerning the Sheriffs Accompts be brought in, and read, on Saturday Morning next.
Mr. Serjeant Wilde carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for Attainting of David Jenkins, of Graie's Inn in the County of Middlesex, Esquire, of High Treason.
Message to Lords.
Mr. Miles Corbett carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for securing Twenty thousand Pounds, payable, by former Ordinance, to the Committee of the Eastern Association, and for the borrowing the same, and advancing it, for the Use and Service of the Navy:
The Ordinance for securing the Committee of the Eastern Association the Sum of Ten thousand Pounds, and charging the same, with Interest, upon the Receipts of the Excise: The Order for securing the Commissioners of Excise Ten thousand Pounds, advanced by them for the Use of the Navy: The Order for One thousand Pounds for Mr. Robert Fenwick, out of Delinquents concealed Estates: The Order concerning Captain Ashley, and the Order concerning Mr. Wm. Francklyn, a late Fellow of King's College in Cambridge.
Answer to Scotts.
An Answer to the Scotts Commissioners Papers, touching the Four Bills, and Propositions presented to the King in the Isle of Wight, was this Day read: And
It is Ordered, That it be read again on Thursday Morning, the first Business; and nothing to intervene.