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, 6 Junii, 1648.
ORDERED, That Sir Oliver Flemming, Master of the Ceremonies, do go to the Spanish Ambassador; and acquaint him, from this House, that their Desire is, that he will forbear to make any Bonfires, or Fires of Joy, at this Conjuncture of Time; when it is so dangerous to the Peace of these Parts to suffer any Concourse or Assemblies of People to meet upon any such Occasion.
Ordered, That this Letter be referred to the Consideration of the Committee at Derby House, to consider what Forces of the Army in Wales, or elsewhere, may be speedily sent into the North; and under what Officers Command of the Army, in regard of the General's Abode in these Parts.
Preserving Peace in Dorset.
Ordered, That William Savage Esquire, the Sheriff of the County of Dorsett, be required forthwith to repair into the County of Dorsett, to take care of that County, and of the Peace, and of the Preservation and Safety thereof.
An Ordinance for sequestering the Estates of Delinquents and Papists in the Counties of South Wales, and County of Monmouth, was this Day read the First and Second time; and, upon the Question, committed unto Mr. Samuel Browne, Mr. Waller, Mr. Hill, Mr. Long, Mr. Annesley, Sir Robert Pye, Mr. Say, Mr. Holland, Mr. Love, Sir Thomas Dacres, Sir Robert Harley, Sir Walt. Erle, Mr. John Corbett, Mr. Scawen, Mr. Lane, Mr. Greene, Mr. Boys, Mr. Oldsworth, Mr. Roll, Mr. Bence, the Knights and Burgesses of South Wales.
This Committee, or any Five of them, are to meet this Afternoon at Two of Clock, at Sir William Brunkar's House; with Power to bring Instructions with the Ordinance. Mr. Waller is to take care of it. And the Committee of the Army is to be added to this Committee.
Mr. Scawen reports a List of Officers and Persons to be added to the Train of Artillery, over and above the Establishment of the Twelfth of February last, with their several Entertainments: The which was read; and, upon the Question, assented unto; and ordered to be sent unto the Lords for their Concurrence.
Propositions to the King.
Resolved, &c. That this House doth agree to the Clause of Alterations, returned to the Three Propositions, with the Addition of these Words; viz. "and to such Acts of Parliament as shall be offered by both Houses for Confirmation thereof; then:" And then that Clause runs thus: "And after your Majesty's Assent given to the Three Propositions, now tendered to your Majesty, and to such Acts of Parliament as shall be offered by both Houses for Confirmation thereof; then both Houses of Parliament will treat with your Majesty concerning the future Settlement of the Government of the Church, and Settlement of the Militia, and upon the rest of the Propositions formerly tendered to your Majesty at Hampton Court."
Resolved, &c. That this House doth concur with the Lords in the following Clause; viz. "And the Houses of Parliament of England do desire, That such Propositions as shall be fit and necessary for the Kingdom of Scotland may be prepared, to be sent to his Majesty with all convenient Speed.
Messages to Lords.
Sir Robert Pye is appointed to carry to the Lords, for their Concurrence, the Ordinance for settling the Militia in the County of Cornwall: The Ordinance for Six thousand Pounds, out of the Excise, for discharging Colonel Weldon's Engagements, the Governor of Plymouth: The Ordinance for settling the Militia in the County of Devon.
Sir Robert Harley, according to the Order Yesterday made, carried to the Lords, to communicate unto them, the Votes passed touching the Members of the House of Peers, of this House, and the Aldermen of the City of London, impeached by this House.
Leave of Absence.
Ordered, That the Town of Leverpoole be provided for as other Garisons are in other Counties: And it is referred to the Committee of the Army to provide for the Fortification of the said Town accordingly.