House of Commons Journal Volume 5: 15 May 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 Lunæ, 15 Maii, 1648.



A LETTER from the Vice Admiral, from the Reformution, in the Downes, of 12 Maii 1648, with a List of the Ships, as they are disposed, and appointed to Squadrons, were this Day read: And

It is Ordered, That it be referred to the Committee of the Admiralty and Cinque Ports, to consider of the Postscript of the Vice Admiral's, touching the Information of the Ships at Diep, what is fit to be done thereupon; and to report their Opinions thereupon, what Order is fit to be given to the Vice Admiral herein, with all convenient Speed.

Riot at Canterbury.

A Letter from Canterbury, of 12 Maii 1648, from the Committee of Kent, was this Day read.

Ordered, That Mr. Bois, Mr. Skinner, and . . . Michaell Livesey, draw a Letter, to be signed by Mr. Speaker, to be sent to the Committee of Kent: And that Thanks be thereby given them, for their Care: And that they be desired to continue their Care in the Preservation of the Peace and Safety of the County: And that they do proceed in the further Examination of the Business of the Riot and Insurrection at Canterbury: And that the best Care that may be shall be taken in that Business by the House.

Defaulters in Musters.

Ordered, That Mr. Bois bring in the Ordinance, Tomorrow Morning, for punishing Defaulters in Musters in the County of Kent.

Serj. Wilde, &c. thanked.

Ordered, That the Thanks of the House be given to Serjeant Wilde, Mr. Serjeant Creswell, Sir Michaell Livesey, and others named in the Commission of Oyer and Terminer for the City of Canterbury, and to Mr. Cooke; for their Care and Pains taken in that Service, and in the Managing of the Trial of the late Rioters in Canterbury.

Mr. Speaker did accordingly give the Thanks of this House to Mr. Serjeant Wilde and Sir Michaell Livesey, then present.

Leave of Absence.

Ordered, That Leave be given to Mr. * Pierepoint to go into the Country, in regard of his Indisposition of Health.

Tumults in Kent.

Ordered, That Sir Michaell Livesey be desired to go into Kent; and to employ his Care and Endeavours to suppress Insurrections and Tumults there; and for preserving the Peace of the County.

Leave of Absence.

The Question being put, That Sir Henry Worsley have Leave to go into the Country.

The House was divided.

The Yeas went forth.

Sir Jo. Evelyn, Tellers for the Yea: 97.
Colonel Moore, With the Yea,
Sir Anthony Irby, Tellers for the Noe: 79.
Sir Walter Erle, With the Noe,

So that the Question passed with the Affirmative.

Ordered, That Sir Henry Worsley, a Member of this House, shall have Leave to go into the Country.

Ordered, That Sir Henry Vane the elder shall have Leave to go into the Country, to use Means for the Recovery of his Health.

Duke of York.

Ordered, That Mr. Bond do make the Report touching the Duke of York.

London Militia, &c.

An Ordinance for settling the Militia of the City of London, and Liberties thereof, and for appointing Colonel West Lieutenant of the Tower of London, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question,

Resolved, &c. That this Debate be taken up, the first Business, To-morrow Morning.

Advances for Army Service.

Sir Robert Harley carried to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for securing the Twenty thousand Pounds advanced by the Treasurers at Wars for the Service of the Army.

Sir Robert Harley brings Answer, That the Lords do concur to the Ordinance by him carried to their Lordships.