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 Mercurii, 3 Maii, 1648.
RESOLVED, &c. That the Serjeant at Arms do go with his Mace into the Hall, and require all the Members of the House to come and attend the Service of the House.
Answer from City.
Alderman Pennington reports from the Common Council of the City of London, their Answer, upon the Order of the House, Yesterday made, for communicating the General's Letter unto them: The which was read; and is appointed to be read again To-morrow Morning.
Ordered, That the Four Collectors, viz. Mr. Thomas Dowse, Mr. Thomas Clark, Mr. Thomas Desborowe and William Fenton, that were sent for in safe Custody, and are under Restraint for not paying in their Monies, they having now conformed themselves, be forthwith discharged from any further Restraint.
Tumult at Colchester.
Sir Harbottle Grimston, Sir Wm. Massam, Sir Martin Lumley, Mr. Sayer, Sir Henry Mildmay, and the rest of the Gentlemen of Essex, are appointed to prepare a Letter, to be sent to Colonel Whalley, and to Sir Thomas Honywood, for taking some effectual Course for appeasing and suppressing the Tumult that is informed to be arisen in Colchester.
Ordered, That this Debate be resumed, so soon as the Messengers are returned.
Transactions with Scotland.
A Message from the Lords, by Sir Edward Leech and Mr. Page;
The Lords have commanded us to deliver unto you these Letters from the Parliament of Scotland, with a Paper inclosed of their Desires; and to let them know, That the Messenger hath declared that he hath but Fifteen Days allotted him for his Stay.
Tumults in Essex.
Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee at Darby House, to take such Course as they shall think fit, for the speedy appeasing and suppressing the Tumults in the County of Essex, and Preservation of the Peace there: And the Gentlemen of Essex, Members of this House, are to repair to the said Committee this Afternoon, to advise herein.
Transactions with Scotland.
A Letter from the Parliament of Scotland, from Edinburgh, of 26 Aprilis, 1648, signed "London Cancellor", and President of Parliament;" and directed "To the Right honourable the Speaker of the House of Peers, pro tempore, to be communicated to the Lords and Commons, assembled in the Parliament of England, at Westminster;" with a Paper inclosed, of the same Date; and so subscribed; and intituled, "Desires of the Parliament of Scotland to the Honourable Houses of the Parliament of England."
Resolved, &c. That the Debate of this Question, now propounded, be resumed To-morrow Morning, the first Business.