House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 24 February 1648

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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 Jovis, 24 Februarii, 1647.


Leave of Absence.

ORDERED, That Sir Martin Lister, Sir Tho. Maleverer, and Mr. Christofer Martyn, Members of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Answer to Scotts.

According to former Order, the House proceeded to read again the Answer to the late Papers of the Scotts Commissioners, touching the Four Bills and Propositions presented to the King from the Houses, at the Isle of Wight.

Death of King James.

A Letter from Mr. Thomas Hesilrige, one of the Committee of the County of Leicester, of 20 Februarii, concerning some Papers in one Mr. Smalleye's Hands, touching Examinations taken in the Star Chamber, touching the Death of King James, was read.

Ordered, That Mr. Lisle do prepare a Letter to be sent in Answer to Mr. Thomas Hesilrige; to take Notice of his good Service, and to return him Thanks; and to desire him to take some Care to give Notice to Mr. Smalley, that it is the Order of this House, That he forthwith come to the House, to deliver his Knowledge in those Matters mentioned in his Letter.

Love's Arrears.

Ordered, That the Committee of the County of Leicester do make speedy Payment of the Arrears due to Quartermaster Thomas Love, upon his Entertainment in these late Wars; who, as the House takes Notice, hath done, now and formerly, very good Service to the Parliament.


Ordered, That, on Tuesday next, in the Afternoon, the Ordinance concerning the Fens, reported.

Free Quarter.

A Letter from Cirencester, of 21 Februarii 1647, from Mr. Robert Oldisworth, and others subscribing, that are employed by the Parliament, was read: And

It is Ordered, That the Consideration of it be referred to the Committee at Derby House: With Order to them, That they take care, that the Country may have no Occasion, by any of these Ways, to complain of Free Quarter: And that they send for the Parties mentioned in the Letter; and take care with them, and all others in the like Nature, that the Country may be secured to suffer nothing from them by Free Quarter.

Answer to Scotts.

The House proceeded in the Consideration of the Answer to the Scotts late Papers.

The Question being put, For agreeing to these Words; viz. "We could never yet find, that it is made necessary, by any Divine Right;"

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir John Evelyn of Wiltes, Tellers for the Yea: 63.
Sir Arthur Hesilrige, With the Yea,
Sir Walter Erle, Tellers for the Noe 52.
Mr. Swynfen, With the Noe,

Resolved, &c. That the House do, To-morrow the first Business, proceed in the Reading and Consideration of the Answer to the Scotts Commissioners last Papers, touching the Four Bills, and last Propositions, presented to the King at the Isle of Wight.

Preacher appointed.

Mr. Hicks, who was appointed to preach before this House the next Fast Day, desiring to be excused, in regard of his urgent Occasions to go into his own Country into Cornwall.

It is Ordered, That Sir Anthony Irby do desire Mr. Whittacre to preach before the Commons the next Fast Day.